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Yahoo Security Breach Proposed Settlement

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If you had a Yahoo account anytime in 2012 through 2016,
a pending class action settlement may affect you.

A Class Action Settlement has been proposed in litigation against Yahoo! Inc. (“Yahoo”) and Aabaco Small Business, LLC (together, called “Defendants” in this notice), relating to data breaches (malicious actors got into system and personal data was taken) occurring in 2013 through 2016, as well as to data security intrusions (malicious actors got into system but no data appears to have been taken) occurring in early 2012 (collectively, the “Data Breaches”).

  • 2012 Data Security Intrusions: From at least January through April 2012, at least two different malicious actors accessed Yahoo’s internal systems. The available evidence, however, does not reveal that user credentials, email accounts, or the contents of emails were taken out of Yahoo’s systems.
  • 2013 Data Breach: In August 2013, malicious actors were able to gain access to Yahoo’s user database and took records for all existing Yahoo accounts—approximately three billion accounts worldwide. The records taken included the names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords, and security questions and answers of Yahoo account holders. As a result, the actors may have also gained access to the contents of breached Yahoo accounts and, thus, any private information contained within users’ emails, calendars, and contacts.
  • 2014 Data Breach: In November 2014, malicious actors were able to gain access to Yahoo’s user database and take records of approximately 500 million user accounts worldwide. The records taken included the names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords, and security questions and answers of Yahoo account holders, and, as a result, the actors may have also gained access to the contents of breached Yahoo accounts, and thus, any private information contained within users’ emails, calendars, and contacts.
  • 2015 and 2016 Data Breach: From 2015 to September 2016, malicious actors were able to use cookies instead of a password to gain access into approximately 32 million Yahoo email accounts.

Plaintiffs claim that Defendants failed to adequately protect their Personal Information and that they were injured as a result. Defendants deny any wrongdoing, and no court has made any ruling in these matters.

Who’s Included? If you received a Notice about the Data Breaches, or if you had a Yahoo account at any time between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016, and are a resident of the United States or Israel, you are a “Settlement Class Member.”

What does the Settlement provide? Yahoo has enhanced, or, through its sucessor in interest, Oath Holdings Inc. (“Oath”), continues to enhance security of its customers’ Personal Information stored on its databases. Defendants will also pay for a Settlement Fund of $117,500,000. The Settlement Fund will provide: a minimum of two years of Credit Monitoring Services to protect Settlement Class Members from future harm, or Alternative Compensation instead of credit monitoring for Class Members who already have Credit Monitoring Services (subject to verification and documentation); Out-of-Pocket Costs for losses related to the Data Breaches; and reimbursement of some costs for those who paid for Yahoo premium or small business services. The Settlement Fund will also be used to pay for attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses, and Service Awards for the Settlement Class Representatives. These are only a summary of the benefits. For complete information, dates, and details on the benefits, visit the Settlement Website

What are my options? In order to receive any benefits, you must file a claim online or by mail by July 20, 2020. If you want to keep your right to sue the Defendants yourself, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by March 6, 2020. If you exclude yourself you will not receive any credit monitoring or monetary relief from the Settlement. If you stay in the Settlement Class, you may object to the Settlement, and/or the amount of attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses, and/or the amount of Class Representative Service Awards by March 6, 2020. If you do nothing, you will not receive any credit monitoring or monetary benefits but you will still be bound by the Court’s decisions. Complete information and instructions on Filing a Claim, excluding oneself from the Settlement, or Objecting are available on the Settlement Website at

The Court has scheduled a hearing in this case at 1:30 pm on April 2, 2020, in Courtroom 8 of the U.S Courthouse, 280 South 1st Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, to consider: whether to approve the Settlement; any objections; a request for Class Representatives’ Service Awards; and attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses for investigating the facts, litigating the case, and negotiating the settlement. The motion for attorney fees, costs, and expenses will be posted on on the date it is filed or as quickly thereafter as practicable. You may ask to appear at the hearing but you do not have to.

This is only a summary. For complete information and to file a claim for benefits, visit the Settlement Website,, email or call 844-702-2788 (1-80-9344112 for residents of Israel).

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Auditions: The Crucible

Lane Cove Theatre Company


Arthur Miller’s


Directed by Dan Graham

Friday 8th February from 6pm

Saturday 9th February from 10am

Lane Cove Uniting Church

Cox’s Lane Activities Room. Corner of Cox’s Lane and Finlayson Street, Lane Cove.

To book an audition time please contact lanecovetheatre


Please ensure that you have read the play and are familiar with the script.

Prepare a suitable 2 min monologue and read the audition passages on our website (under the auditions tab). If you have any problems downloading these passages please advise us so they can be sent to you in email form.

You will be asked to read from these passages so be familiar with them.


Reverend Parris: mid 40s. A widower with little understanding of children. Before entering the ministry, Parris was a merchant in Barbados, and his ministry still bears signs of his business background.

Betty Parris: Parris’s young daughter, whose illness sparks the action of the play.

Tituba: F, 40s. Parris’s servant, brought back from Barbados.

Abigail Williams: late teens, an orphan, living with Rev. Parris, who is her uncle. Older than Betty, and able to influence the other girls.

Susanna Walcott: teenager, younger than Abigail, and easily led by her, Susanna is a nervous girl. She works for the local doctor, Dr Briggs.

Ann Putnam: married to Thomas Putnam, an influential family in Salem. But of eight children born to her, only one daughter has survived, and she is jealous of Rebecca’s large family.

Thomas Putnam: the eldest son of the richest man in the village, and with a high opinion of his own intellect. Married to Ann.

Mercy Lewis: Miller describes her as “merciless”. She is the Putnam’s servant. Late teens.

Mary Warren: late teens. The Proctor’s servant. Naïve and subservient, she is easily swayed by Abigail.

John Proctor: a hard working farmer in his thirties. Well respected in Salem and not easily influenced by others.

Rebecca Nurse: early 70s. Held in very high regard in the village, Rebecca is gentle and kind. She has eleven children and twenty six grandchildren!

Giles Corey: a farmer in his early eighties, and going deaf, Giles is nevertheless a determined protector of his rights and property; to which end he has been in court six times during the year.

Reverend John Hale: nearly 40; he is confident in his abilities as a specialist in ascertaining witchcraft, which he has studied in detail.

Elizabeth Proctor: wife of John, she is “not wholly well”, perhaps since the birth of their third child.

Francis Nurse: Husband of Rebecca, whom he tries to protect when she is accused of witchcraft.

Ezekiel Cheever: Ezekiel is employed as a court official.

Marshal Herrick: is also employed by the court, but he is uncomfortable about some of the things he is expected to do.

Judge Hathorne: a lawyer from Boston, who is employed as the prosecutor.

Deputy Governor Danforth: confident and determined that the law must be upheld, even at the risk of obscuring the truth.

Sarah Good: a poor, confused beggar who is accused of witchcraft.

Hopkins: a messenger.


Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of its first staged production, Miller’s exquisite American tragedy is more relevant today than it ever was. A classic parable of mass hysteria, The Crucible draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 – ‘one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history’ – and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. A searing tale of belonging, intolerance, and moral courage that is destined to resonate for centuries to come. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play.

This production will be staged from 17 May – 1 June 2013

For further enquiries or to book an audition time please email us atlanecovetheatre

Opening night tonight! Don’t miss Short+Sweet’s first week

Dear artists, friends, supporters of Short+Sweet and Sydney lovers of theatre!!

Festival Director Pete Malicki says the Open Dress Rehearsal of Short+Sweet Sydney 2013, Top 80 Week 1 was held last night and the show is looking fantastic. There’s a real mix of genres, styles, subject matter – comedies and drama, a company all the way from India presenting a multi-award-winning (and very engaging!) play, a choreographed satire on the life of a Coles checkout operator, the winner of Short+Sweet Dubbo, a monologue about living with big boobs, a play directed by screen director and teacher Stephen Wallace and a host of other quality works.

There are still plenty of seats left for any show this week – including tonight‘s Opening Night – so come along and see how we’re doing it this year. Tickets available for any Short+Sweet show here:

The media is full of talk about the festival… so pick up on the buzz and come on down to King Street Theatre in Newtown!




By David Holman

Regrettably, due to cast illness, we have had to postpone the opening of our season of THE SMALL POPPIES.

The new cast is: Nick Atkin, Danielle Baynes, Daniel Csutkai, Sarah Hansen, Ben Hunter and Rosie Lourde

The updated production information is as follows:

Season: 17 – 26 January [all previously advertised performances prior to this date are now cancelled]

Opening Night: THURSDAY 17 JANUARY @ 7PM. Please let me know if you would like review tickets and I will be happy to accommodate you at either opening night or a performance of your choice.

Performances: Thursday and Saturday @ 2pm and 7pm; Friday @ 7pm; Sunday @ 2pm

Tickets: Full $22, Concession $17, Family (group of 4) $60, PreviewThursday 17 January @ 2pm $17

Bookings: 1300 347 205 |

Auditions: Educating Rita with RLE + call for production teams for West Side Story & Shoe Horn Sonata

Riverside Lyric Ensemble is thrilled to announce our audition dates for EDUCATING RITA to be performed at the Parramatta Riverside Theatres in March.

Monday 14th January evening
Wednesday 16th January evening
Saturday 19th during the day (callbacks)

Venue: North Rocks Guide Hall
Baden Powell Place, North Rocks

Full information and packs will be posted on our website for your convenience.

Or you can check out the event and audition pack (in the files) on the Riverside Lyric Ensemble Facebook page.

Please read through the audition pack, making sure to check the draft rehearsal schedule and performance dates.

To book an audition

Fill out the audition form and email it, along with a recent headshot to Debbie Smithdbszebra

Alternatively you may phone me on 0437 937 802 to book an audition, and bring your completed form and headshot with you on the audition evening.

Riverside Lyric Ensemble (performing at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, NSW) is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from individuals and teams interested in directing one of our productions.

At the moment, we are accepting EOIs for our 2013 season, and in particular are seeking a director for our May/June production of ‘The Shoe-horn Sonata’. We are also taking EOIs for our October/November production of ‘West Side Story’.

If interested, please prepare a written proposal outlining your vision for the production, and detailing your previous experience. All EOIs should be directed to RLE President, Carol Lutz:president


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Film Director and Acting Coach To The Stars

in 2 Master Intensives

The Golden Box intensive is a two day in-depth technique analysis lecture which breaks down the technique used at The Acting Studio. Students learn how to create, fleshed out, vivid and interesting characters through an intense emotional workshop, with lectures and exercises.
• What makes one choice more powerful than the next?
• How can one deliver a raw unforgettable acting performance?
• What tools in particular can be applied to film, TV and stage work?
• How can one develop a personal backstory from scratch, and discover material for a screenplay, short, one woman/man show, or novel?
The class is supported by film clips. Discussions and analyses are included of performances by:
Anthony Hopkins,

Al Pacino,

 Meryl Streep,

Judi Dench,

James Dean,

Marlon Brando and many others.
Class exercises include building provocative, complex backstories by opening up your instrument emotionally, and finding psychological gestures and triggers to use in your work. This class serves as more than just an acting seminar, as past students have uncovered profound insights about themselves as people and artists.

Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Commences: Saturday 23rd March 2013 a
Concludes 24th March 2013
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: $399

Wanted: wheelchair

If anyone has, or knows of a wheelchair which I can borrow for a Short and Sweet production, I’d be eternally grateful.

The show is on in mid-January in Sydney… if I can get some practise time with it before-hand, that would be best.

Please write to Bryan at