Star Files Betsy Wolfe Wolfe and Krauthamer met in 2014 while rehearsing for Bullets Over Broadway. They were married in 2018.In addition to Bullets Over Broadway, Wolfe’s list of Broadway credits includes Falsettos, Waitress, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture and 110 in the Shade. She has been seen off-Broadway in The Last Five Years and the debut staging of Everyday Rapture.Krauthamer, a French horn player, has been heard in the orchestra pits of Frozen, The King and I, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Shrek The Musical. He is president of Local 802, the musicians union. Adam Krauthamer & Betsy Wolfe(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images) View Comments Broadway starand former Broadway.com vlogger Betsy Wolfe has announced that she and her husband, musician Adam Krauthamer, have welcomed their first child. She posted the news on Instagram on May 20: “Meet Poppy, our beautiful baby girl and quarantine pal for life.”
New members find their way to a credit union via multiple channels: word-of-mouth, indirect loans, a convincing piece of marketing.The breadth of channels is wide; the depth of relationship incurred varies just as widely. Indirect members are notoriously difficult to cross-sell. A member that joins the credit union via word-of-mouth can bring with them a suite of products — or just one.Economic participation is the lifeblood of the credit union business model as well as one of the movement’s seven cooperative principals. One source of new memberships, referrals, does tend to produce active, engaged participants.“We find members who come through our Member Mania new member referral program to be more engaged,” says Holly Smith, vice president of marketing at Heritage Federal Credit Union ($601.5M, Newburgh, IN). ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
FRENCH National Railways has changed its portfolio of discounted fares. This follows an initial step last June, when SNCF simplified its basic fares structure and launched two railcards designed to attract young people to travel by train. The latest changes are being made after a market research campaign in November and December last year when volunteers from SNCF’s staff asked nearly 185000 passengers for their views on SNCF’s standards and services.From April 25 families, senior citizens and people travelling on short breaks that include a Saturday night away will be elegible for reduced fares. Découverte fares with a 25% reduction valid on most trains will be offered for occasional travellers in the three categories. For those making more frequent trips, a railcard valid for one year can be purchased, entitling the holder to half-price travel on most trains.At the end of the year the simpler fares structure applied to Paris – Lille TGV services since September last year is likely to be extended to all TGVs. Instead of four fare levels based on time and date of travel, fares will be simplified to one level of first class fare and an off-peak and peak fare in second class.Last year’s launch of trains verts on which compulsory reservations were no longer required on selected TGVs, plus a fares reduction of 15%, was taken up by less than 6% of passengers. As more passengers will now be able to take advantage of 25% reductions, SNCF has decided to abandon the train vert concept from the timetable change on May 23.From April 26 SNCF relaunched a checked baggage service. Payment of a flat rate of Fr95 for the first item and Fr60 for the second will provide the passenger with a door-to-door or station-to-station baggage service within France. This will be provided by sundries operator Sernam. Cases and bags will be wrapped in a protective cover to avoid scratches or other damage. SNCF expects the service to attract passengers back to rail, particularly families and elderly people who face problems handling the luggage themselves.SNCF is also introducing a telephone response service for passengers registering complaints – it receives around 500000 letters a year. It also making a commitment to provide better information in the event of delay; should a delay of more than 1h occur, it will provide a help desk on affected stations to assist passengers.Numerous stations are to be re-equipped to provide better information and other services, and specially badged staff will be deployed on selected stations to help passengers. A range of measures is being taken to improve security, including more CCTV and better lighting.SNCF said on April 2 that traffic on main line and regional services, measured in passenger-km, in January and February was 7·9% more than in 1997. According to SNCF President Louis Gallois, this was 4% more than forecast. On Ile de France services the rise was 1%. Tonne-km were up 6·8%. o
Basketball BY KEVIN TEME Eight-Mile Plateau basketball club participating in the National Capital District Amateur Basketball Association may be new team but are certainly making a huge improvement in the competition. Competition manager Silas Nicky made the comments after Eight-Mile Plateau went down 20-35 to Birdwings on Wednesday. Birdwings, are a latest inclusion, and have been playing washout matches to make up for the number of games they missed. However, the team is showing positive signs by winning two of its washout matches against Gerehu Jets and Eight-Mile Plateau respectively. Today (Friday), the Fred Elavo coached Birdwings will face off in another neighborhood rivalry against Gala Hox. For Eight Mile Plateau, they have another daunting task up against an informed Mayawala tomorrow before the main game between Elgeant Spiders and Southern Flames. “Certainly, Eight-Mile Plateau is making a mark in the National Capital District Amateur Basketball Association’s competition held every weekend and they are improving in every game and its truly interesting to see that happening,” Birdwings recruiting officer Dixon Dobunaba said. Dobunaba and senior official He said Eight-Mile Plateau has improved consistently and they will be a force in the future if they continue to play from their current form. Hopefully, they will find a good coach to mentor them. Nicky also made similar sentiments, saying the club has improved so much. “At one stage, they nearly beat Southern Flames. However Flames came from behind to beat them by a point (31-30). This shows that they are a force to be recognised with,” Nicky said. He said there were a lot of talents out there but the opportunity was never being given but with their affiliation with the NCDABA, they have the chance to come out and compete and show their talents and skills. Meanwhile, in the opening game tomorrow, Eight-Mile take on Waigani Herons followed by Tamaraws facing off with Nine-Mile Rangers and Gala Hox will try to lift its game against Gerehu Jets in the third game of the day. The interesting game on card is the match between Mayawala and Birdwings and after this match will be main game between Southern Flames and Elegant Spiders.