Kenneth Cranham-Led The Father Will Return to West End

first_img View Comments The Father, by Florian Zeller in a new translation by Tony and Oscar winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Dangerous Liaisons), is returning to London’s West End. Kenneth Cranham will reprise his role in the production, which will play a limited engagement February 24 through March 26. Directed by James Macdonald, the show will officially open on March 1 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.Now 80 years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.Further casting will be announced later. Frank Langella will headline the American premiere of The Father, helmed by Doug Hughes, this spring at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.last_img read more

Tomatoes and Bluebirds

first_img“Gardening in Georgia” kicks off the 2008 season with tomatoes, bluebirds, seed germination and raised beds. “Gardening in Georgia,” with show host Walter Reeves premieres April 9.The show geared just for Georgia gardening conditions airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and beginning April 16 will repeat Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reeves visits Bonnie Farms Tomato Greenhouse in Alabama, where many plants, including Big Boy tomatoes, are grown and shipped to be consumed on your table.Building Bluebird boxes, while tangling on the tongue, is something Cory Croft at Callaway Gardens knows all about. He shows Reeves how to build this beautiful bird’s home.Figuring out whether or not old seeds still germinate is no longer tricky. Reeves demonstrates an easy way to test old seeds for viability.Toiling in the garden can easily tire our backs out, especially stooping to weed or plant. Reeves creates a waist-high raised bed that allows for easy access to keep gardening time productive and pain-free. “Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB.last_img read more

HBO hosts special premiere of ‘How To Die In Oregon’ on April 13 in Williston

first_img# # # As Vermont debates over whether or not to become the next state to pass the Death with Dignity Bill giving terminally ill patients the choice on ending their own lives, HBO will give a sneak preview of the HBO Documentary Film ‘HOW TO DIE IN OREGON’ to an invitation-only audience. Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Award, this film is an extraordinarily powerful, compassionate and intimate exploration of Oregon’s historic and controversial Death with Dignity Act. WHO:                     Filmmaker Peter Richardson will participate in a discussion with moderator Anne Galloway, editor of WHEN:                   Wednesday, April 13, 2011                              6:30 p.m. – Screening                              8:15 p.m. ‘ Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Richardson                             WHERE:                 Majestic 10                              190 Boxwood St.                              Williston, VT  05495                           DETAILS:               At the heart of HOW TO DIE IN OREGON are the patients themselves, their families and friends, as they grapple with the legal option they are allowed in Oregon. Among the film’s most affecting stories is that of Cody Curtis, a 54-year-old wife and mother who suffers heroically through a roller coaster of emotions and on-again, off-again symptoms stemming from cancer of the liver’symptoms as debilitating as they are humiliating. After initial surgery seems successful, the cancer returns, prompting Curtis to legally obtain the lethal barbiturates to hold ‘in reserve’ as a final option.                               HOW TO DIE IN OREGON does not shy away from the complexities of the aid-in-dying debate, interviewing doctors on both sides of the issue as well as activists, patients’ families and opinion-makers. Since Oregon became the first state in the nation to pass such a law in 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken advantage of it.                                  HOW TO DIE IN OREGON debuts on May 26 exclusively on HBO at 8 p.m. ET/PTlast_img read more

Puerto Rico moves forward with utility privatization

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享NBC News:Puerto Rico is officially moving to privatize and upgrade its outdated power grid exactly 9 months after it was flattened by Hurricane Maria.At a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Ricardo Rosselló signed into law the approved legislation that allows parts of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority—known as PREPA in English and by the acronym AEE in Spanish—to be sold to private entities.The power authority has been a monopoly that practically abandoned maintenance of the electrical system’s infrastructure over the past decade. Over the last five years, the financially strapped entity was operating with a third of its employees, and these were mostly workers in charge of the grid’s maintenance.During his announcement, Rosselló described Puerto Rico’s current power system as an expensive, oil- dependent, polluting grid that’s three decades older than an average U.S. electrical utility. He said a combination of these factors have hurt economic development efforts in the island for years, so he hopes to change the pattern with the newly signed law. The governor explained that privatization efforts are taking place in two stages: power generation and distribution.“In terms of generation, we’re going to the market to either privatize it or develop a public-private partnership,” Rosselló said. In terms of the power distribution, he said that ideally “the assets would belong to the state and a consortium of companies would be handling the distribution.”According to Rosselló, the Puerto Rican government has 180 days to “stipulate public policy” that would guide PREPA’s privatization process and detail “the energy model we aspire to have in Puerto Rico”. Puerto Rico’s Legislature is expected to maintain control of the process that would establish and approve PREPA sales contracts. Contracts are set to be evaluated in 45 days or less. Once approved by both senators and representatives, board members of the island’s Authority of Public-Private Partnerships will have the final decision on how assets will be assigned and distributed.More: Puerto Rico’s new law moves to privatize power grid nine months after Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico moves forward with utility privatizationlast_img read more

Co-CEOs: Only odd from the outside

first_imgWorking together supports unusual but successful Karen BankstonWhen Bill Kiss or Jeff Shewfelt introduces himself at community and industry events as co-CEO of G & F Financial Group, “it’s always a conversation starter,” says Shewfelt. This unique arrangement took a little getting used to inside the $1.25 billion Burnaby, British Columbia, credit union, as well, but seems to be working just fine now. In the almost four years since they were named co-leaders in July 2011, the credit union has achieved solid growth and enviable employee engagement metrics.Kiss joined the organization as chief financial officer in 1996, and Shewfelt started in the branch network in 1991, working his way through branch management, loan processing, marketing, and HR; he was VP/sales and service when the CEO post opened. “We had a history of 15 years of working well together, and we both had extensive, but mutually exclusive, networks in the industry,” Kiss notes.So when the board launched a national search for a new chief executive, Kiss and Shewfelt threw their hats in the ring collectively. “We told the board we certainly understood the need to go outside the organization if they wanted to go in a different direction culturally and strategically. But if they wanted to move forward with our current strategy, we could do that without slowing things down,” Shewfelt says. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How Ander Hererra has reacted to PSG offer amid Man Utd contract standoff

first_imgHow Ander Hererra has reacted to PSG offer amid Man Utd contract standoff Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 Mar 2019 6:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link516Shares Advertisement Advertisement Ander Herrera is being targeted by Paris Saint-Germain (Picture: Getty)Committing to Manchester United and signing a new contract remains Ander Herrera’s priority, despite growing interest from Paris Saint-Germain.The 29-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer and negotiations over an extension have hit a significant stumbling block, with United hesitant to offer significantly improved terms to a player who will turn 30 in August.Herrera is currently paid around £75,000-a-week, but has been offered double that amount by PSG, who will be in the market for midfield reinforcements come the summer having already decided to dispense with controversial contract rebel Adrien Rabiot, himself a United transfer target.Despite the lucrative terms offered by the French champions, according to The Telegraph, Herrera’s first choice would be to remain at Old Trafford and commit to the club he joined in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Man Utd are also struggling to agree fresh terms with Juan Mata (Picture: Getty)Herrera has emerged as a key component of a side which has been rejuvenated under the interim management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, forming part of an impressive first choice midfield trio which also includes Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.United are also struggling to agree terms with Herrera’s Spanish compatriot Juan Mata, who is also a free agent come the end of the season.The former Chelsea midfielder has been offered a 12-month extension but wants a longer term deal and is said to have attracted interest from Arsenal and his former manager at Valencia, Unai Emery.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Digital devices blamed for creating a generation of ‘glow kid’ addicts

first_imgStuff 8 October 2017Family First Comment: Interesting! We actually raised this concern with our report in 2015 – which at the time, the media and the Children’s Commissioner scoffed at. But we’ve been proved right.Read our report who spend too much time on their digital devices are at risk of developing neurological disorders, a high school is warning parents.While many schools embrace learning through laptops and tablets, Palmerston North Boys’ High School staff penned a letter to parents citing warnings from American psychologist Nicholas Kardaras.“Exposure to technology is essential for our young men,” the school said in the letter.“However, it is essential the manner in which they are exposed to this technology is controlled and monitored so that the benefits are not diminished by the proven negatives.”“There is an increasing amount of clinical research correlating screen time with disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression and increased anxiety.”Kardaras coined the phrase “glow kids” to describe the generation of children and teens growing up immersed in digital technology, and lit by a screen.Computer games and websites are designed to be appealing and addictive. His findings, based on clinical evidence, shows this addiction could be as harmful to the developing brain as cocaine addiction, but is more difficult to cure.READ MORE: read more

Kalinago Chief calls for respect of our indigenous people

first_imgLocalNews Kalinago Chief calls for respect of our indigenous people by: – August 20, 2011 Share Kalinago Chief Mr. Garnet Joseph. Photo credti: domincaweekly.comKalinago Chief Garnet Joseph is calling on Dominicans to respect a move by the indigenous people for a name change.He was speaking in the wake of a decision to change the name carib to Kalinago but Joseph says while several persons have made that change there are others who have failed to respect the decision.“We are fully aware of Government officials who do not want to use the name Kalinago and some media houses. This is an issue for us. Everyone needs to use it. It’s just like the use of the word territory. Everyone would call it Carib Reserve and now everyone uses the word Carib Territory,” he said.He said he would like to see the day that the word Kalinago is used by one and all.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img 12 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Batesville vs. New Castle Girls Swimming

first_img200 Freestyle Relay posts 3rd fastest time in school history!Gutzwiller breaks  2 Freshman school records! Varsity Event Winners: Emily Gutzwiller: 100 Fly, 100 Breast.Freshman school records in both events; Taylor Villani 200 Free-Freshman school record, 100 Free, 200 Freestyle Relay (Eliz. Weiler, Villani, Gutzwiller, Hall)JV Event Winners:  Lydia Olsen  50 Yard Freestyle.Lady Bulldogs are 2-1.  Next Meet;  Tuesday (12-13) @ Connersville (vs Connersville/Rushville).Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene. New Castle Girls Defeated Batesville 109-74.last_img

Terry expects summer contract talks

first_img The 32-year-old defender’s current five-year deal expires in 2014, but having been integral in the successes of the 10-year Roman Abramovich era, the former England skipper has been a more peripheral figure this season. “I’ve got a year left at Chelsea after this,” Terry said in the London Evening Standard. “People have spoken about no new contract and this kind of thing but it’s not even on the agenda at the moment.” Chelsea captain John Terry expects to open discussions over a contract extension this summer. “They may sit down with me once the season has finished and we’ll start talking then. “Whether it’s a yes or a no I’ll continue to give my very best until my contract finishes.” Terry has endured a challenging campaign which featured a lengthy absence due to a knee injury, while the skipper has also missed out on selection for some key fixtures, including the FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester City. Chelsea’s policy is to offer those over 30 years of age only 12-month deals and left-back Ashley Cole signed a one-year extension in January. Midfielder Frank Lampard is 35 in June and his current deal expires this summer. It is uncertain where Lampard will play next season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more