All the Ways to Say I Love You, Starring Judith Light, Extends Again

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 23, 2016 The world premiere of Neil LaBute’s All the Ways To Say I Love You, starring two-time Tony and Audience Choice Award winner Judith Light, has once again extended its off-Broadway run. The solo piece will now play its final performance at MCC’s Lucille Lortel Theatre on October 23, instead of the previously announced October 16. Performances began on September 6.Leigh Silverman directs the production, which features Light as Faye Johnson, a high school English teacher and guidance counselor. As she recounts her experiences with a favored student from her past, Faye slowly reveals the truth that is hidden just beneath the surface details of her life and marriage.All the Ways To Say I Love You officially opened on September 28. The play marks LaBute’s tenth produced by MCC in a 15-year collaboration. Judith Light in ‘All the Ways To Say I Love You’ (Photo: Joan Marcus) Related Showscenter_img All the Ways To Say I Love You View Commentslast_img read more

UEFA give Rovers Tallaght approval

first_img “We were pushing hard to have the games played at Tallaght, and are delighted that UEFA have given us the go-ahead.” The stadium hosted Shamrock’s Champions League and Europa League qualifiers earlier this season. UEFA completed an inspection of the 6,500-capacity stadium – opened in 2009 – on Tuesday, and approval was given on Thursday for Shamrock Rovers to open their campaign there again Rubin Kazan on September 15. “It is wonderful news for us as a club, but also for the Tallaght area,” said Rovers chairman Jonathan Roche. Shamrock Rovers have been given the green light to play their Europa League group stage matches at their Tallaght Stadium home.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Albanian soccer to resume in June

first_imgThe Latest: Albanian soccer to resume in June Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Albania’s soccer federation says league and other matches will resume in June but without fans in the stadiums, and the matches will follow a strict medical protocol. Lemaitre praised his players for their “spontaneous and unanimous” offer amid challenging economic times.He says it “further reinforces our motivation and our desire to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”The French league was canceled after the government called it off late last month. The semifinals of the Top 14 league will not be played.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 13, 2020 The club used government furloughs to reduce its labor costs during the pandemic. Players had their salaries and working hours reduced by 70%.Elche was sixth in the 22-team second-division standings when the competition was suspended after 31 matches.___The Portuguese soccer league says it will delay its restart until June 4.The league was expected to resume at the end of May but will wait another week so there is time to “rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved” in the matches. Play has been suspended since mid-March following the country’s total lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.The federation said Wednesday that 10 league matches and five Republic Cup matches will be staged from June 3 to July 29. The Albanian Cup final will be held Aug. 2.The federation says holding the matches will follow the strict sanitary protocol it earlier drafted in consultation with UEFA and FIFA.___Oaklawn plans to reopen its casino next to the racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday. The FIVB world tour is currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.___Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator for hospitals dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.The Formula One team says it created a device that is easy to use and assemble in conjunction with the Italian Institute of Technology. Ferrari says it was designed in only five weeks and can be produced using easily available materials at a lower cost than normal ventilators.The ventilator has been designed to meet the typical demands of medium intensive care and the technical specifications are available as an open source project. Associated Press center_img Rutgers is doing away with paper tickets to sports events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The State University of New Jersey announced Wednesday that mobile-only ticketing to sports events will start this fall with the football season.Rutgers said the new policy would enable contact-free entry into all venues and offer greater convenience and safety. The Big Ten Conference member said fans can access their ticket accounts through the Scarlet Knights’ app supported on Apple and Android devices.The policy would cover football tickets and parking passes, men’s basketball tickets, parking and hospitality, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse tickets, and wrestling tickets. Rutgers also said fans will have the ability to transfer tickets electronically. There are 12 rounds remaining in Serie A along with four matches that were postponed from the 25th round. The Italian Cup is in the semifinal stage.___Beach volleyball teams will have an extra year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.The system will otherwise remain the same.Most teams qualify by earning points on the international tour. The deadline for Tokyo had been this June but now it will be June 13, 2021. Additional spots in the Olympic tournament will be decided at continental tournaments that will be held until June 27 of next year. ___Players from Spanish soccer club Elche have not practiced as a protest against reduced salaries.The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium but decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the team’s decision not to lift the furloughs that had been put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players want to resume earning full salaries now that they are back to training.The players practiced normally on Tuesday. The club says it is negotiating with them. General manager Wayne Smith says state and health officials have given the go-ahead to do so with new health and hygiene protocols in place.The casino will operate at 33% capacity, staff and visitors will have their temperatures checked upon entry and must wear masks, and guests must show ID in case contact tracing is needed.Inside the casino, gamblers will be limited to every other slot machine, there will be no more than three players per blackjack table, craps will be limited to three players per side of each table, and live roulette won’t be open.Oaklawn’s racing season ended May 2 without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.___ The league says it hopes to serve as an example of “good practices” for the rest of the Portuguese society during the coronavirus pandemic.The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___The players at French rugby club Toulouse have offered to take a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.The players at the 20-time French champions say they told club president Bernard Lemaitre they are willing to accept “a significant decrease” in earnings. They did not give any figures regarding the amount of the proposed decrease. The university will work with ticket holders at events should either their cell phone run out of power or they don’t have one.___The Italian soccer league is hoping to resume competition on June 13.The date was agreed to during a video conference with all 20 Serie A clubs. It is subject to approval by the Italian government.Full team training will restart on May 18 after a revised medical protocol was approved. The clubs have already resumed training on an individual basis.last_img read more

Ah, Shucks!

first_imgBy John BurtonKids volunteer at FH Firemen’s Fair for a ticket to rideJoe Perrotto (right), who oversees these fair volunteers, with his recruits.FAIR HAVEN – Getting up early on a hot and humid late August morning to shuck corn may not be everybody’s idea of fun.  But for the kids volunteering their corn-husking talents for the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, it seemed like a lot of fun – and there was a payoff for their labor.“My mom said you can work at the fair and get free (ride and meal) tickets,” 13-year-old Cameron Reed said.“It sounded pretty cool, so I decided to come do it,” offered Jake Robinson, Cameron’s cousin, also 13, who was visiting from Somerset.Cameron and Jake were two of about 10 kids on hand standing over trash cans on Tuesday, Aug. 28. They were pulling ears of corn out of tall sacks and stripping them of their husks and silk so they could be cooked later that day when the crowds arrived at the fire company property at 645 River Road.“I’ve been doing this since, like, third grade,” Cameron said. “It’s not that bad.”This is the second year that borough residents T.J. Sullivan and James Foley, both 12, have offered their help, which includes doing some chores in addition to corn duty, for the annual fair.“I like it,” T.J. said, with James nodding in agreement.They have been attending the fair – which opened Aug. 24 and closes Sept. 1 – most of the evenings, so, they said, it seemed appropriate that they offered their help. It was a decision supported by their parents.The boys also liked the idea of getting those extra tickets.  James said he could get either two free rides and a meal or two meals and a ride with the tickets earned volunteering. He decided he would go for the two rides, probably The Zipper.“Definitely, The Zipper,” jumped in 10-year-old Lily Barnett. “It’s so spinney and fast.”Lily was less enthusiastic about spending her morning shucking corn and doing other chores. “But it’s worth it when I get tickets,” she said.“I like the rides and the boardwalk games,” said William Francis, 9, who was working alongside Jake and Michael Jakub, two brothers who are 11 and 9, respectively. But for William there was another draw beyond the rides and fun at the fair that the other kids all noted as well.  “You get to see your friends here,” he said.“It’s a good way to meet up with friends you haven’t seen over the summer,” T.J. agreed.People who were away for much of the summer, James said, seem to make it a point to return for this end of the season tradition. “Pretty much all of Fair Haven goes.”James also saw another benefit to his volunteering at 8 a.m. “Now, at least when you go back to school,” he said, “it’s not so bad getting up in the morning.”Joe Perrotto, a 20-year veteran of the fire company who was on hand to oversee the kids and their work, is responsible for purchasing and morning organization for the fair. Traditionally, he said, he gets 15 to 30 kids each year to participate and over the years he’s seen many return year after year.“You watch them grow up and the next thing you know, they’re riding the fire truck,” as fire company members, he said. “This is their way to give back.”“Without these kids, we couldn’t do what we do,” he said. “They do the chores to get us going.”It’s not all fun and games either, he admitted. “One of the things with these kids here is they have to put up with me for eight days.”last_img read more

Shock as local community garden vandalised

first_imgGardaí are investigating the destruction of valuable equipment in a popular community garden in Ballyshannon.The discovery was made on Monday 18th March, when it emerged that vandals had slashed holes in a polytunnel over the weekend.With the growing season fast approaching, the destructive act has been met with shock and sadness from local growers. Vandalism at Ballyshannon Community Garden. Photo: Garda Siochana DonegalVandalism at Ballyshannon Community Garden. Photo: Garda Siochana DonegalThe Ballyshannon Community Garden is a popular space for people who benefit from weekly gatherings and engage in activities that promote positive mental health, social care and the sharing of skills through generations.Members say they are ‘disheartened’ by the latest attack and a public appeal has been launched to get to the root of the vandalism.Vandalism at Ballyshannon Community Garden. Photo: Garda Siochana DonegalA statement from gardaí said: “For years the people of Ballyshannon have done fantastic work at this beautiful oasis of peace and calm in the centre of Ballyshannon. It was with great sadness yesterday, that the very well cared for Community Garden was found like this after the weekend.”Gardaí are asking anybody who may have seen anything over the weekend in the area of the Community Garden to contact the Garda Station at Ballyshannon on 0719858530. Shock as local community garden vandalised was last modified: March 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyshannon Community GardenGardaivandalismlast_img read more

Hands on with the CTRL + Console Video Editing iPad App

first_imgUse your iPad to drive your video editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro projects! For the uninitiated, CTRL + Console is a iPad based video editing controller that was funded on Kickstarter and made recently available for public download (see our earlier post on the app’s release here). In this post I’ll give a rundown of CTRL + Console in action for those interested in incorporating this tool into their own video editing work.I backed CTRL+Console on Kickstarter, so with the recent release I had access to the Premiere Pro Controller ($4.99) and the Premiere Pro Editor ($29.99).  It is now available publicly through the App Store.  Both the Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro controllers can be purchased for $29.99, while a basic Quicktime controller is free.  I suggest trying the Quicktime controller first before buying additional ones.Previously when I thought of a control surface, it was for controlling an audio app. There are several audio control surfaces for iOS & Android (AC-7 & TouchDaw to name a few), but this is really the first full feature video editing controller.I originally backed it because it seemed to have “think different” potential…but I was still skeptical that it would be functional in my day to day video editing work.  So how was CTRL + Console in action?  Let’s take a closer look.CTRL+Console SetupSetup was surprisingly quick, easy and took about 5 minutes. You download the app from the iTunes Store.The instructions are included in the iApp. Pressing “open Welcome Screen” walks you through the steps that are needed for setup. You download the desktop app that syncs with the iPad. Once it syncs you see a Green Outline around the Controller on your iPad.I launched Premiere Pro CC on my computer and then picked the Controller I wanted. Premiere Pro immediately recognized it.Premiere Pro Controller ($4.99)CTRL+Console GesturesGestures are what makes CTRL+Console worth it in my opinion.  The video editing gestures use swipes and drags similar to using multi-touch on a trackpad. You have the choice to turn gestures off, but I don’t know why you would.There is a reference for the gestures (easy to memorize), which tells you what they are. I found using gestures to be a quick way to jog, shuttle, and move to the end/beginning of the sequence.However, I found the ‘switch focus’ gestures less useful, as you need to do this at the bottom of the screen and I needed to look at the iPad to do this. The rest of the buttons were easy hand positions and there didn’t seem to be any latency (delay) issues.To move to another Controller, press the CTRL+Console icon in the top left corner. You have the choice of switching controllers, or going to the “Foyer” where you can see all the available controllers (Lightroom & Mackie Audio are listed as coming soon).For Adobe users an additional plus is that the jog/shuttle functions work in Adobe Prelude, though the other gestures aren’t applicable. I would love to see additional support for Prelude in the future, as it is a basic cuts only workflow that would work well with a Controller in my opinion.Premiere Pro Editor ($29.99)The Editor builds on the functionality of the Controller, with the addition of Tools (Ripple, Roll, Pen , Razor, etc) and Edit Functions (Insert, Overwrite, Add Edit, etc). I like that the gestures are the same from the Controller to the Editor, with additional ones for In/Out, Mark, Insert, Overwrite, & Zoom.All of the gestures seem to be fairly intuitive but my guess is it would take most users a few days of use to get proficient with it. I would like a gesture to clear both in and out.The Tools (besides the Zoom) require you to look at the iPad and press buttons, so I don’t know how often I would use them.  Again, maybe by spending more time with the app these buttons would be committed to muscle memory.For me, CTRL+Console excels with timeline navigation and marking in and outs.  However, I think I’d still find myself using a mouse for selecting tools and more complex operations.I’m going to try CTRL+Console next week on a real world project, and I will report my findings in the comments. Have you tried CTRL+Console? If so, please share your experiences in comments. Happy Cutting!last_img read more

The men who protect PM Narendra Modi

first_imgBoth the security men are part of the elite SPG force. While those in suits form the inner ring of PM’s security set up, the others come out during Republic Day and I-Day for outer security cover.Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave jitters to his security detail when he suddenly stopped before boarding his car following his Independence Day speech at the Red Fort and moved into a children’s enclosure. The spontaneous act, which was appreciated by the children who were thrilled to have the prime minister amidst them, sent waves of panic through the Special Protection Group (SPG) that forms the inner circle of Modi’s security.Thorough jobThis was the first time in recent years that a prime minister broke away from the strict protocol followed at national functions and the SPG was perhaps not prepared for the detour. Thankfully for the security agencies, there were no more hiccups in the foolproof security cover prepared for the event at the Red Fort to deal with any eventuality. An estimated 10,000 security personal from Delhi Police, paramilitary forces and the SPG were deployed to secure Prime Minister Modi’s maiden speech from the Red Fort. The Independence Day speech is always a well guarded event, but this time the security forces went an extra mile. Regulars at the event said that there was more aggression in the entire set-up but the hallmark of the arrangements was the smooth conduct.Even those living around the Red Fort in areas like Chandni Chowk said the security agencies were more alert this time. All vantage points across Chandni Chowk and surrounding areas were taken over by snipers around a week before the event. The SPG deployed its personnel in combat gear, carrying F2000 bullpup assault rifles and Glock pistols, at the Red Fort. The inner circle of the SPG were in their hallmark black suits, openly sporting P90 personal defence weapon. The weapons are not concealed by SPG personnel during big events like Independence Day or Republic Day.advertisementThe standard drills for protecting the airspace and dealing with contingencies like an aerial attacks were also in place. Anti-aircraft guns and the air defence mechanism was on full alert during the speech, which lasted a little more than an hour.Every corner of the venue and the crowd were under the watch of a massive network of close circuit television cameras, which were positioned at all vantage points. Even the route taken by the Prime Minister to reach the Red Fort was under strict surveillance and the police control room received real-time pictures of all activities.last_img read more

10 months agoCardiff, Aston Villa battle for CSKA Sofia forward Kiril Despodov

first_imgCardiff, Aston Villa battle for CSKA Sofia forward Kiril Despodovby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City face competition for CSKA Sofia forward Kiril Despodov. The Express & Star says Aston Villa are interested in signing CDespodov.The 22-year-old Bulgarian, who favours a position on the right wing, is being tipped to have a bright future after scoring ten goals and registering 11 assists in just 22 appearances this season in his native top flight.Cardiff and Middlesbrough are also reported to be interested in the £5m rated international. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Valeant moving on from troubled past with name change to Bausch Health

first_imgMONTREAL – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is changing its name to Bausch Health Companies Inc. as it works to move beyond the issues that tarnished its reputation and caused its market value to plummet.The company, which has been working to turn itself around in recent years after facing political and regulatory scrutiny for its relationship with a mail order company and large increases to drug prices, said the switch will come in July and also involves changing its stock market ticker symbol to BHC on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.Once Canada’s most valuable company by stock market value, Valeant’s stock plunged by nearly 90 per cent in 2015 amid various controversies.Chairman and CEO Joseph Papa said the company considered a number of options before determining that the chosen moniker reflects the full scope of its activities, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and over-the-counter consumer products.The name change only involves its corporate identity with brands such as Bausch & Lomb and Salix retaining their identities.“I’m excited about this development because it signals we’ve reached an important point in the turnaround process with the steps we have taken are yielding concrete results and we are beginning to turn the page away from legacy issues that have been headwinds over the past years,” he said Tuesday during a conference call.In the past two years, the company said it has completed more than a dozen divestitures and reduced its debt by more than 20 per cent or $6.9 billion, including $280 million in the first quarter.The drugmaker also said it continues to resolve legacy legal issues, with roughly 20 lawsuits or investigations concluded so far this year.They include a settlement for $1.88 million with the California Department of Insurance over the terminated relationship with mail-order pharmacy partner Philidor Rx Services. Valeant said it reached an agreement with no admission or findings of liability.“Importantly, we’ve resolved cases that represent in the aggregate over $1 billion in alleged exposure and our team has been able to do this for substantially less than initially claimed amount of exposure,” Papa told analysts.Valeant shares surged after it beat analyst expectations despite reporting a loss in its latest quarter as it took a $2.2-billion goodwill impairment charge related to its Salix and Ortho Dermatologics businesses.Valeant’s shares closed up $2.08, or 8.87 per cent, to $25.54 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Valeant said it lost $2.69 billion or $7.68 per diluted share in the quarter compared with a profit of $628 million or $1.79 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.Revenue totalled nearly $2 billion, down from nearly $2.11 billion a year ago with revenue from its top 10 products delivering more than 20 per cent revenue growth.Organic revenues increased for the first time since the third quarter of 2015, rising two per cent, the company said.On an adjusted basis, Valeant said it earned $312 million or 88 cents per diluted share in the quarter, up from $273 million or 78 cents per share in the same quarter last year.The company was expected to report 59 cents per share in adjusted profits on $1.94 billion of revenues, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.Valeant also raised its outlook for the year.It now expects full-year revenues in the range of $8.15 billion to $8.35 billion, up from earlier expectations for $8.10 billion to $8.30 billion.Full-year adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization are expected to be in the range of $3.15 billion to $3.30 billion, up from $3.05 billion to $3.20 billion.“Valeant’s positive organic growth, continuation of debt repayment, and resolution of certain legal cases represent good progress at the company’s turnaround strategy,” stated Michael Levesque, Moody’s senior vice president.However, he said the company’s credit profile remains constrained by its high debt — in excess of $25 billion — and the unresolved Xifaxan patent challenge.David Steinberg, managing director of Toronto-based investment bank Jefferies wondered if the strong first-quarter results could signal that a turnaround is beginning to take hold.“A mountain of debt remains, but an operational turnaround appears to be in the works,” he wrote in a report.Steinberg said reducing debt requires solid prescription growth for key products such as Xifaxan and other gastrointestinal brands and turning around dermatology with new product launches.“It won’t be easy and major overhangs still remain. However, with about a 2.5 year runway, we increasingly think they have a decent chance.”Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in the story: (TSX:VRX)last_img read more

Hachette Book Group lays off around 2 dozen employees

first_imgNEW YORK — Around two dozen employees will be laid off in a re-organization at Hachette Book Group.The publisher announced Tuesday that various imprints would be consolidated and merged, ranging from the religious imprint FaithWords to the feminist Seal Press. Among those leaving are Hachette Books publisher Mauro DiPreta.In a statement Tuesday, the publisher said it wanted to “focus resources” in areas of growth and to “improve” its ability for future investment. Authors at Hachette Book Group include J.K. Rowling, David Sedaris and James Patterson.The layoffs come just days after parent company Lagardere announced a “sparkling” third quarter for Hachette Book Group, with sales up 5.1 per cent over the same period a year ago. Lagardere also reported sharp declines in other countries.The Associated Presslast_img read more