Carson Elrod & More Set for David Ives’ The Liar

first_img The cast has been set for Classic Stage Company’s production of David Ives’ The Liar. The comedy, adapted from Pierre Corneille’s Le Menteur, will begin performances off-Broadway on January 11, 2017 and is scheduled to run through February 26. Michael Kahn will direct an ensemble of performers that includes Broadway alum Carson Elrod. Tickets are now on sale for the production.In addition to Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Cliton, the cast will include Christian Conn (Desire Under the Elms) as Dorante, Aubrey Deeker (The Mentalist) as Philiste, Kelly Hutchinson (The Crucible) as Isabelle/Sabine, Adam LeFevre (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Geronte, Ismenia Mendes (The Wayside Motor Inn) as Clarice, Amelia Pedlow (The Heir Apparent) as Lucrece and Tony Roach (Bright Star) as Alcippe.Corneille’s 17th century farce follows the charming Dorante, who cannot tell the truth, and the manservant Clinton, who cannot tell a lie. The Liar marks the sixth collaboration between Ives and CSC.The production will feature set design by Alexander Dodge, costumes by Murell Horton, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger, sound design by Matt Stine and original music by Adam Wernick. Opening night is set for January 26. Carson Elrod(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Related Showscenter_img The Liar Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 26, 2017last_img read more

Berger address, CFPB update today at Board of Directors Conference

first_imgNAFCU’s Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference began yesterday in San Francisco with two concurrent pre-conference workshops and resumes today with an industry update from association President and CEO Dan Berger.One of Monday’s pre-conference workshops, led by NAFCU Executive Vice President and COO Anthony Demangone, allowed both new and seasoned directors and supervisory committee members to better understand their role and how the credit union system works. It also offered participants the opportunity to earn credits for the NAFCU Certified Volunteer Expert program.The other pre-conference workshop, led by c. myers corporation’s Executive Vice President Rob Johnson and Vice President Brian McHenry, offered board members an overview of different financial statements, including various financial literacy principles and credit union financials.Today, Berger will kick off the week’s presentations with a welcome address and a Washington and credit union industry update on current legislative and regulatory news and its impact on credit unions. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Oil soars 8.5% on promising Covid-19 vaccine results

first_img– Advertisement – A view of the Marathon Petroleum Corp’s Los Angeles Refinery in Carson, California, April 25, 2020.Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Oil surged more than 8% on Monday, putting it on track for its biggest daily gain in more than six months after Pfizer announced promising results for its COVID-19 vaccine, boosting risk assets around the globe.Brent crude was up $3.11, or 7.9%, at $42.56 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled up $3.15, or 8.5%, to $40.29.Both contracts rose more than $4 earlier in the session and traded more than 120% of last session’s volumes.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia said an OPEC+ oil output deal could be adjusted to balance the market. The kingdom’s energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the OPEC+ deal on oil output cuts could be adjusted if there was consensus among members of the group, increasing the prospect of tighter supplies and higher oil prices.OPEC+, which includes Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) states, Russia and other producers, is currently cutting 7.7 million barrels per day (bpd), and is considering reducing those cuts to 5.7 million bpd from January. If OPEC+ maintains the current curbs on output, it would tighten supply and lead to higher prices.Key members of OPEC are wary of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden relaxing measures on Iran and Venezuela, which could mean an increase in oil production that would make it harder to balance supply with demand.“While a Biden presidency increases the likelihood of Iranian oil supply returning to the market, this is not something that will happen overnight, and we still believe it’s more likely an end of 2021/2022 event,” ING said in a note. “The oil complex is joining in the bullish euphoria of today’s optimistic vaccine headlines as well as the weekend election results by trailing the equities higher,” said Jim Ritterbusch of Ritterbusch and Associates in Houston.Pfizer said its experimental vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, based on initial data from a large study, a victory in the battle against a pandemic that has forced lockdowns around the world and led to a drop-off in fuel demand.Wall Street, which oil prices often follow, reached all-time highs after the announcement.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Kids wrong to trash Second Amendment

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Really? Not only is the Second Amendment outdated, but so is the whole Constitution? Apparently our education departments have been quite lax in explaining how the Constitution changed the whole world in freeing and protecting an oppressed people of early America from a tyrannical regime. This document has been so revolutionary as to be adopted by multiple, burgeoning countries worldwide for the past two centuries seeking freedom from oppression. The call to make 21 the minimum age to buy a gun is against the Second Amendment and for good reason. Imagine the uproar there would be if it was proposed to not allow people over 65 (retirement age), blacks, Muslims or any other ethnic, religious, etc. group to purchase firearms. It would be  a justifiable protestation. This amendment is necessary.  Watch the images of our members of Congress marching through the halls of the U.S. Capitol protected by armed guards. Watch the Second Amendment-protesting celebrities protected by armed guards. And how many shootings of these groups have we had? Negligible. Armed guards work. Why do we accept this, yet not for our  school children, who have been shown to be a larger more vulnerable target? Are they not as, if not more, deserving?  This makes common sense of which, unfortunately, well meaning though they may be, our “active children” are sadly lacking.Arthur SalvatoreSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Quotes from the “great march” by our “active children”: “I think that the Second Amendment at this time is outdated,” one young woman said. “I think that the wording needs to be revisited.” Another woman echoed the sentiment, saying that the Second Amendment was written for a “different time,” while another argued that it doesn’t apply in today’s society. “I think that the Constitution in and of itself is something that’s outdated,” one demonstrator said.”last_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals conversation with Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson

first_imgAdvertisement Emery hasn’t been able to replicate his Europa success in the Champions League (Getty)‘And really after continuing winning some more and really I am here and my objective is to achieve some important things in the football first, and after is to achieve titles.’Emery was given the unenviable task of following in the enormous footsteps of Arsene Wenger when he first arrived at Arsenal and finished the season just one point outside the top four, while a heavy defeat in the Europa League final saw the club miss out on Champions League football for the third straight season.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 errors Sir Alex and Emery met in Nyon after the Spaniard’s first Europa League win in 2014 (Getty)In an interview on Soccer AM, Emery said: ‘One day we were in Nyon for the coaches meeting and I was defending a lot the Europa League, and he – Ferguson – asked me, “But really Unai, do you not prefer to win the Champions League?”AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Yes of course! He don’t need to say it [laughing]. But at that moment I can be happy and I can defend the Europa League because also I think the UEFA people improve a lot this competition. But really, really the first is the Champions League – okay.’More: 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 CityTalking about his first trophy win, he said: ‘My first trophy was the Europa League with Sevilla, against Benfica in Turin. It was amazing.‘As a player it was very difficult to achieve some trophies, when I was starting as a coach I was thinking, “I want to progress, I want to improve, I want to move ahead” and when the first title arrived it was [breathes sigh of relief]. The Spaniard won the European trophy three times in a row with Sevilla (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson once teased him despite his Europa League success with Sevilla and asked if he wouldn’t rather win the Champions League instead.The current Arsenal boss won the Europa League three times in a row while in Seville between 2014 and 2016 – while he was back in the final last season with the Gunners, losing to Chelsea.During that run, Emery attended UEFA’s Elite Coaches Forum in Nyon, Switzerland and Manchester United legend Ferguson couldn’t help but have some fun with the Spaniard. Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 4 Sep 2019 2:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Unai Emery reveals how Sir Alex Ferguson teased him over Europa League title winlast_img read more

Renovated four-bedder family home rates as week’s top sale across the south west

first_img95 Dove Tree Crescent Sinnamon ParkA FAMILY that was forced to sell their renovated dream home scored the biggest sale price across the southwest region for the week.The vendors invested a lot of time and money into transforming the home at 95 Dove Tree Crescent in Sinnamon Park, but according to agent Robert Dean from Dean Property Team they had to relocate for work.“There was a tear shed because they really did love the place,” Mr Dean said.The four-bedroom home was extensively renovated by the vendors, with walls moved and a new kitchen installed. The home was the biggest seller for the week.“(Number 95) was probably a bit bigger than normal. In that older part of Sinnamon Park you are going to get those larger blocks.” The serene backyard backs looks on to a nature strip.Mr Dean said the Sinnamon Park suburb was popular with families across Brisbane looking to relocate to something a bit bigger. “There is very little stock and anything that comes up always goes very quickly,” Mr Dean said. center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe home has been completely done up.The home sold to a family from the southside for $872,000.“They just loved the fact that they could move right in and it was completely done up,” he said.The 800sq m block backs on to a nature strip.last_img read more

Messi excited as he trains under Koeman for first time (photos)

first_img The rest of the internationals, including Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet, Nelson Semedo, Francisco Trincao and Martin Braithwaite, have yet to return to training. The Barcelona captain, who passed a PCR test before training alone on Monday and Tuesday, was joined by Philippe Coutinho, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Ansu Fati for Wednesday’s session in the rain. Loading… Read Also: UEFA reveal date for UCL, UEL draws Barcelona are working with their sights set on their first pre-season friendly against Nastic de Tarragona on Saturday at 19:00 CEST at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Lionel Messi was all smiles as he joined the rest of his Barcelona teammates for training on Wednesday, which was the first time the Argentine had worked under the orders of new coach Ronald Koeman. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Badminton News Very less time to prepare but hope to do better at Asiad: Sindhu

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hyderabad: P V Sindhu believes Indian shuttlers haven’t got enough time to prepare for the Asian Games but expects the team to deliver more than just the one bronze medal claimed in the 2014 edition.Indian women’s team had won a bronze medal at Incheon four years ago and Sindhu hoped they can change the colour of the medal this time when the multi-sport event gets underway on August 18.“Definitely, it is going to be very different. Because, we have the team events and also the individuals. Very less time to prepare. But, as a team, last time we got bronze. This time, we would expect a better one,” said Sindhu, who clinched her second silver at the World championships last Sunday.“Also, individuals, I hope that I do well. Taking the World Championship silver, taking it as a confidence, I hope that I move forward and do well.”India haven’t won a medal in women’s singles at the Asian Games. Eight-time former national champion Syed Modi is the only individual medallist for India at the Asiad, having won a bronze at the 1982 New Delhi edition.Sindhu defeated top Asian players such as Japanese duo of Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi and Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun en route to her second successive final at the World Championship.Also Read | Tennis star Serena Williams suffering from postpartum emotions Given her impressive form, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand is hopeful of another successful outing at the Asian Games.“I think to beat Okuhara in the quarter-finals and Yamaguchi in the semi-finals is something very good. Beating both of them, the way she (Sindhu) did, I think it has been fantastic. We are hopeful for another successful event at the Asian Games in the coming 10 days,” he said on Tuesday.Talking about her performance at the World Championship, Sindhu said: “I am really very happy for the silver. It’s been a good week. As you all know the draw was comparatively tough. From the first round, there were good tough matches. It’s good that from my side, I gave my 100 per cent.“Definitely, I will have to try more harder and harder until I get that gold. I hope, one day, I will get that.”Sindhu finished second after losing to Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the title clash. It was her second defeat in the summit clash as she had lost an epic final against Okuhara at Glasgow last year.Asked about the performances of other players in the World Championship, Goichand said: “I think we had four quarter-finalists at the world championships more than it has ever been. But, I think there were areas which could have improved definitely. (Kidambi) Srikanth and (HS) Prannoy could have done better,” he said.Read More | Asian Games 2018: Mirabai Chanu pulled out “The conditions were a little tricky at the World Championship as some days were slow and some days were fast and it was a learning experience for the players.“We had the Commonwealth this year, we did well. We had the World Championships relatively good. Hopefully, at the Asian Games, if we do well, this year will be a successful year for Indian badminton,” he said. last_img read more

Ephraim completes Bristol City loan move

first_imgHogan Ephraim has joined Bristol City on loan from QPR for the rest of the season.The 23-year-old completed his move on Thursday afternoon and is expected to make his Robins debut against Middlesbrough this weekend.Ephraim, who had a spell on loan at Charlton earlier in the campaign, has fallen out of favour at Loftus Road and is not in Rangers’ 25-man squad.AdChoices广告But he was recently given a new one-year contract and could yet have a future at the club.Related story: Ephraim set for Bristol City loan move Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

India’s Kohli hails Australia’s Maxwell on mental health issue

first_imgNEW DELHI (Reuters) – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has set an example by taking a break from the game to address his mental health issues and there should not be any negativity about such situations, India captain Virat Kohli said on Wednesday.Maxwell has taken an indefinite break from the game to deal with an issue rarely discussed in the sub-continent’s cricketing circles but Kohli was has a clear view on the situation.“I think what Glenn has done is remarkable,” the 31-year-old told reporters in Indore on the eve of India’s opening Test against Bangladesh that begins today.“It has set the right example for cricketers around the world that if you’re not in the best frame of mind you try, and try and try, but as human beings you reach a tipping point at some stage or the other. And you need time away from the game. Not to say you give up, but just to gain more clarity.” Kohli pointed to his own struggle during the 2014 tour of England when runs dried up and he could not find anyone to confide in.“I’ve gone through a phase in my career where I felt like it was the end of the world,” he said.“In England 2014, I didn’t know what to do, what to say to anyone, and how to speak and how to communicate. And to be honest, I couldn’t have said: ‘I’m not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game’. Because you never know how that’s taken.” It should be fine for cricketers to take a break and try and return refreshed, he said.“I’m absolutely for it…these things should be of great importance. Because if you think that a player is important enough for the team or for Indian cricket to go forward, I think they should be looked after.”“I think is quite acceptable and quite a nice thing to do. I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way at all because this is happening at a human level…” After Indore, the teams move to Kolkata where they will play their first day-night test from Nov. 22 with pink balls.Kohli is one of several players from both sides with practically no experience of the pink ball and the right-hander felt its visibility and exaggerated swing could trouble the batsmen.“You require extra concentration to pick the pink ball when you’ve been playing with the red ball.” “I felt it swings a lot more compared to the red ball because there’s extra lacquer on the ball.”last_img read more