Tony Nominee Kathleen Turner Will Return to the West End in Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist

first_imgTony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner will return to London’s West End this spring to headline the European premiere of Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist. Turner will star opposite Tony and Olivier winner Ian McDiarmid in the two-hander comedy. Directed by Polly Teale, the play will run at the Duchess Theatre from May 10 through August 30. Opening night is scheduled for May 27. Turner received Tony nominations for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which transferred to London’s West End after its 2005 Broadway run, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She has also appeared on Broadway in The Graduate and Indiscretions and directed the off-Broadway revival of Crimes of the Heart. Turner received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Peggy Sue Got Married. Her other screen credits include Monster House, Serial Mom, Prizzi’s Honor, Body Heat, War of the Roses and Californication. Inspired by true events, Bakersfield Mist is about Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who has bought a painting for a few bucks from the thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he is about to discover. McDiarmid is most famous for his role as Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series. He received a Tony Award for 2006’s Faith Healer and an Olivier Award for his performance in Terry Johnson’s Insignificance. McDiarmid appeared most recently in the title role of John Gabriel Borkman at the Donmar Theatre in London.center_img Bakersfield Mist will feature scenic design by Tom Piper, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and sound design by Jon Nicholls. View Commentslast_img read more

Georgia Thanksgiving

first_imgWhile you are planning your Thanksgiving menu, save a spot next to the turkey for these former finalists in the University of Georgia’s Flavor of Georgia food product contest.Whether added to an old recipe or served on their own, these delicious additions to the table will have Georgia on your guests’ minds, and in their bellies too.Wild Elderberry Pepper Jelly, Fairywood Thicket Farm, Fairburn, Georgia2018 Jams and Jellies Winner A festive preserve for the holidays — surprise your guests by using this flavorful elderberry pepper jelly instead of a traditional red or green pepper jelly.Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter, Goodson Pecans, Leesburg, Georgia2018 Miscellaneous and Grand Prize Winner Pass the butter, please! If you love cinnamon, you’ll want to spread this butter on all of your Thanksgiving breads and rolls. It makes a great addition to cookies, too. Black Rock Cheese, CalyRoad Creamery, Sandy Springs, Georgia2018 Dairy Products FinalistThis aged goat cheese with crushed black pepper is great as an appetizer with crackers or as a snack between meals.Beecon Grind, White Oak Pastures, Bluffton, Georgia2018 Meat and Seafood FinalistIf turkey isn’t your thing, or you’re looking to mix things up, grill up a delicious burger or make sliders for an appetizer with this grass-fed beef (80%) and Iberico bacon (20%) mix.Ginger’s Bunkhouse Spicy Ginger Ale, Bunkhouse Beverages, Athens, Georgia2018 Beverages WinnerSpice up your holiday with this twist on a classic soda. Serve over ice, add to your favorite drink or make your own concoction. It’s guaranteed to be delicious.Pimento Cheese, Pine Street Market, Avondale Estates, Georgia2019 Dairy Products Finalist It’s not Thanksgiving in the South unless you serve this creamy spread.H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey Creamed Honey, H.L. Franklin Healthy Honey, Statesboro, Georgia2018 Honey and Related Products Winner This whipped, creamy spread is made of 100% pure, raw and unfiltered Georgia honey. Slap it on a dinner roll or a biscuit if you’re feeling really Southern. Georgia Blueberry Pie Filling, Pie Provisions, Kennesaw, Georgia2019 Confections WinnerThis pie filling can be used in many delicious desserts. Get creative and use it as an ingredient shortcut for your cobblers, trifles and, of course, pie.For more ideas on Georgia-grown food and beverages for your Thanksgiving, visit or look for many Flavor of Georgia products at Stripling’s General Store locations, the Buford Highway Farmers Market, the Farmview Market in Madison, Georgia, and at farmers markets and grocery stores near you.Do you have a food or beverage product that should be on Thanksgiving tables statewide?  Information on the 2020 University of Georgia Flavor of Georgia food product contest will be available in December, and registration will open to the public in January.last_img read more

East Patchogue Couple Dies in House Fire

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An elderly couple died when their East Patchogue home caught fire on Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to a call of a house fire on Swezey Street after neighbors saw flames emanating from the couple’s home and unsuccessfully tried to enter the residence to rescue them at 12:36 p.m., police said.Firefighters from the Patchogue Fire Department and seven surrounding departments responded and extinguished the flames.Angeline Romeo, 85, and her 88-year-old husband, Alfred, were found dead on the first floor.Homicide Section and Arson Section detectives are continuing the investigation, but a preliminary review has determined that the cause of the fire does not appear to be criminal.last_img read more

As Tensions Among Republicans Mount, Georgia’s Recount Proceeds Smoothly

first_imgThe secretary of state’s office declined Monday to release the results of the recounts from individual counties. But over the weekend Patrick Moore, a lawyer for the Biden campaign, said that Democrats had been keeping tabs on the county-by-county results and had found that while some discrepancies between the original counts and the recounts had emerged, they were minor and would not affect Mr. Biden’s front-runner status in the state.“As expected, the counties that have completed their audit thus far have shifted vote totals but almost imperceptibly, and thus far in favor of Joe Biden,” Mr. Moore said during a telephone news conference.With the newly discovered ballots in Floyd County, Mr. Biden’s lead will go from around 14,200 to around 13,300 votes, according to Mr. Sterling. The New York Times declared Mr. Biden the winner of Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Friday, joining a number of major news organizations.- Advertisement – Mr. Sterling said that the Floyd County officials discovered the issue in the midst of doing the recount. Mr. Sterling called the error “gross incompetence” on the part of the Floyd County elections director, and said that Mr. Raffensperger had asked the director to step down.It was the Trump campaign that demanded a hand recount last week in a letter to Mr. Raffensperger. Shortly afterward, Mr. Raffensperger ordered the recount, which his office said is technically an audit. Mr. Raffensperger also hit back at Representative Doug Collins, who is overseeing Mr. Trump’s efforts in Georgia and who accused the secretary of state of caving in to pressure from Democrats. Mr. Raffensperger called Mr. Collins a “liar” and a “charlatan.”The extraordinary, labor-intensive effort to recount every vote in every one of Georgia’s 159 counties began Friday morning, and counties have until late Wednesday, just before midnight, to complete the work. As of Monday evening, 4.3 million ballots had been recounted, according to the secretary of state’s office, out of just under five million cast.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Good results boost Hemingway shares

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New BBC boss threatens sack for staff who break social media rules

first_imgHe is also reportedly planning to axe some “left-leaning” comedy shows that are said to be biased on issues such as Brexit.Opposition parties have accused the ruling Conservatives under Prime Minister Boris Johnson of seeking to neuter the BBC.Davie was an executive at PepsiCo prior to joining the BBC as director of marketing in 2005. In the 1990s, he ran for election as a Conservative party councilor in London.At the hearing, he reaffirmed his predecessor’s drive to diversify the BBC’s recruitment from among ethnic minorities.But more broadly, Davie said his “key concerns were not historical issues in terms of left or right politics” but were focused on “audiences and audience values”. Topics : BBC journalists and presenters who violate impartiality rules on social media face potential dismissal under forthcoming new guidelines, the broadcaster’s new director-general said on Tuesday.The guidelines will be published “in the next few weeks”, covering both the BBC’s news department “and beyond”, Tim Davie told a committee hearing of MPs.”We will be able to take disciplinary action. We will be able to take people off Twitter. I am prepared to take the appropriate disciplinary action, all the way to termination,” he said. One of the stars who may be in Davie’s sights is former England footballer Gary Lineker, the corporation’s best paid presenter, who is an outspoken voice on Twitter.”I think only Twitter can take people off Twitter,” Lineker tweeted in response to a news story about Davie’s remarks.The new BBC boss, who took over on September 1, said that Lineker and others were aware that change was coming, and said “party political statements are not the right thing for people to be making”.In one of his first decisions this month, Davie won plaudits on the right for reversing changes to the last night of the classical music festival the Proms, which had seen the BBC accused of being too “politically correct”.last_img read more

Queensland richlister’s sprawling riverfront retreat sells for $6m

first_imgThe Hampton’s style Fig Tree Pocket estate of tech richlister Bevan Slattery sold for $6m yesterday.QUEENSLAND tech richlister Bevan Slattery has sold his sprawling Brisbane riverfront estate for $6 million, in a deal inked yesterday.Mr Slattery, who made a fortune off the $373m sale of the PIPE Networks business he co-founded to internet provider TPG, had put the property on the market in November. Bevan Slattery, a serial tech entrepreneur, is now founder and chairman of Superloop. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen/The AustralianThe five bedroom Hamptons-style retreat, which sits on just over 1ha of landscaped grounds, is in one of the most exclusive parts of Fig Tree Pocket – Aminga Street.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoBevan Slattery’s Aminga Street home in Fig Tree Pocket.Real estate agent Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, who marketed the estate as “picture perfect”, said it was riverfront residents that were most interested in the sprawling property. Bevan Slattery’s Aminga Street home in Fig Tree Pocket.The estate has 67 metres of river frontage and includes a pool area by the river, a 10m by 3m pontoon, a timber children’s playground and fort plus a floodlit championship tennis court.The home also has a dual-purpose wing with a separate entry which allows it to be used as an office, granny flat or teenage retreat. Real agent Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige outside Bevan Slattery’s Aminga Street property.“The top end of the market is really kicking into gear with more big sales predicted soon.”The Slatterys had fully renovated the 1950s era home which boasts a massive 550sq m of floor space, with “Hamptons-style interiors featuring dark timber floors, French doors, quality fittings”.center_img Bevan Slattery’s Aminga Street home in Fig Tree Pocket“It was hotly contested with two parties offering, both of whom already live on the river and wanted the park like grounds that the rare property offered,” he told The Courier-Mail. Bevan Slattery’s Aminga Street home in Fig Tree Pocket.Mr Slattery and wife Jodie had bought the property almost seven years ago for $6.3m, with plans to build their dream home on the site. Citing lack of time, they gave up on that dream, instead buying another property in the same area to move into.last_img read more

Readle continues remarkable journey

first_imgThere are bigger names at Glasgow 2014 and there are surer medal prospects, but few can match Northern Ireland tandem rider Dave Readle for overcoming adversity on the way to the Commonwealth Games. Press Association Readle will pilot visually impaired team-mate James Brown in the para-cycling disciplines starting on Friday, marking the culmination of a remarkable journey. He has suffered devastating injuries, long periods out of competitive sport during which he retrained as a psychologist and even now is battling a form of skin cancer, but will line up at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome having achieved an ambition that so often looked impossible. “I began working for British Cycling as a performance psychologist in 2008 and I just started riding, almost at random. I just had a go. “I was that bad they were laughing at me at the track. They actually told me I needed to go away and learn to ride a bike. “But I got back on. It was an unusual start, but I ended up making the 2009 world championships and I won a silver medal (in the tandem 1,000m time-trial).” Despite that success, constraints on time and finances forced Readle to prioritise his psychology career and, at London 2012, he was among the Olympic and Paralympic support staff rather than among the competitors. It was Readle, memorably, who tried in vain to calm Jody Cundy during his infamous meltdown in the velodrome. Then, at the start of this year, he received the call from Brown and invited to make a comeback as his tandem pilot. It was a chance he could not turn down, even if it meant putting back his latest treatment for ongoing skin cancer. “I’ve been undergoing treatment but I decided to defer the latest lot,” he added. “They’ll be coming to cut some more out of me after the Games. “But this was the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s an honour and a privilege to be involved. “Over a lifetime of being told you can’t do things, I’ve learned anything is possible. It’s perseverance, the ability to take knocks and dust yourself down – it’s never giving up. “If the outcome for me is a medal, great. If not, then that’s fine as well because I get the bigger picture. “For me it is more about being able to share and enjoy the Commonwealth Games with all the people who’ve helped and supported me and all the other athletes I’ve worked with over the years.” Liverpool-born Readle was first close to qualifying as a shot-putter for the 2002 Commonwealths in Manchester when he was forced out of contention in brutal fashion. “I ripped my pectoral muscle clean off my chest while bench-pressing before the 2002 Games. At the time, I was well on course to earn a place,” he told Press Association Sport. “It killed, really bad. It’s a really rare injury – only a small percentage of people have done it, but you certainly know about it when it happens. “After that I took a year out, completed my studies in the United States and started working to become a teacher.” A simple life in the classroom was never on the cards for Readle, though, and he soon found an opportunity to put himself to use at a newly expansive British Cycling. Feted sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters was already consulting with the organisation and soon found a willing protege. “I went to Steve and said, verbatim, ‘how do I do what you do?’. I basically said ‘give me a job’,” Readle explained. “If it wasn’t for Steve and his advice, I could never have had the chance to pursue the career I did. He was very supportive. last_img read more

O’Neill aims for ‘massive stride’

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s clash against Romania has been billed as the country’s biggest match in 30 years and manager Michael O’Neill accepts victory would represent “a massive stride” towards Euro 2016. O’Neill is mindful not to overfeed the hype machine but realises victory at Windsor Park on Saturday would leave his team in a handsome position. “I’ve said all along that we have to take each game as it comes – the same old manager speak, same old manager answers – but this is a game where we can really take a massive stride,” he said. “Our objective is to get to 18 points as soon as possible and we have the opportunity to reach 15 this weekend. “Equally, if the result doesn’t go our way we’d still be second in the group with four games to go. “With regards to the hype and what’s being said it doesn’t really influence me, and I don’t think the team think about that. “It’s not as though it’s a ‘last chance saloon’ type of game. The best way to describe it is that the upside of winning far outweighs the downside of losing and that’s a nice position to be in.” O’Neill finished fifth in his maiden campaign, picking up just one win and seven points, but has overseen a dramatic shift in fortunes since being awarded a new deal by the Irish FA. He pitched for a top-three finish in Group F, enough to bring a play-off place, but three points would see his side spend the summer on top of the pile. O’Neill’s side have been one of the continent’s surprise packages in qualification, collecting 12 points from a possible 15 in Group F to sit second behind their weekend opponents. That haul is more than Italy or Germany have managed from the same number of games and the same as Spain, a remarkable return for a nation ranked among the fifth seeds when the draw was made, and hopes of a first major tournament since the 1986 World Cup are reaching fever pitch in Ulster. “Our objective last September was to be in the top three,” he said. “With the results we’ve had so far that objective is now to finish in the top two. “If we were to win the group, fantastic, but our main aim is to maintain the gap that exists between ourselves, Hungary and Finland. “If we can increase that deficit it will have been a positive weekend for us.” The match will once again take place in a stadium that is in the midst of a dramatic reconstruction, with just two stands in place following the demolition of the Kop. Having already won both their matches since building work began, O’Neill has no qualms about the environment but hopes the unusual scene might unnerve the opposition. Asked by a Romanian journalist if the state of Windsor Park was an issue for his side, O’Neill laughed: “No, you should have seen it before! “It’s not been a problem for our players, but hopefully it is for the Romanians. It’ s slightly unnatural but the players have coped well and won the last two home games. There’ll be 10,000 fans, an excellent atmosphere and hopefully a positive result.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Rumours Rife On Frank Lampard’s Imminent Move To Chelsea

first_imgLondon: Rumours of Chelsea’s desire to replace Maurizio Sarri with club legend Frank Lampard as head coach has been gaining steam since the end of the previous season. Frank Lampard, who is Chelsea’s all-time highest goal-scorer, nearly led Derby County to promotion to the Premier League in his very first season as manager before losing to Aston Villa in the playoff final.The 40-year-old’s uncle and football manager Harry Redknapp, who had given Lampard his senior debut at West Ham United, also said that his move to Chelsea seems imminent. “If Chelsea come calling, it’s a difficult one for him to turn down,” Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 Live. “In my personal opinion, he’ll be the manager of Chelsea. It looks to me like it’s going to happen.” IANS Also Read: Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah lead Liverpool to 2-0 win over Chelsealast_img read more