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Signature Theatre Company’s 2014-15 Season to Highlight A.R. Gurney & Naomi Wallace

first_img A new production of Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre August through September. Set outside of Boston, the play examines the tenuous space between loneliness and connection as ten people struggle with the circumstance that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. And I And Silence The Residency One program continues in February 2015 with the New York premiere of Wallace’s The Liquid Plan at the Alice Griffin, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The play follows Adjua and Dembi, two runaway slaves who plan a daring run for freedom. Related Shows In May 2015, Signature will open Gurney’s What I Did Last Summer at the Irene Diamond Stage, about a woman who fights to save the bonds of her family as her husband is overseas near the end of World War II. The Signature Theatre Company has announced that they will broaden its 2014-15 Residency One program to feature two playwrights: A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace. The off-Broadway company has traditionally highlighted a single playwright as part of the program. Signature will also produce works by Sam Shepard, Charles Mee and Athol Fugard as part of its Legacy Program, as well as a new play by Signature’s Residency Five playwright Katori Hall. The U.S. premiere of Wallace’s And I And Silence, directed by Caitlin McLeod, will open the season this August at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. The play tells the story of two imprisoned teenagers, one black and one white, who form a perilous bond in 1950s America. The season will also include the world premiere of Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho with Michael Grief at the helm at the Irene Diamond in November 2014. The new play is part of the company’s Residency Five program, which provides a group of playwrights with the full range of the company’s resources for a period of five years to create and produce new works. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 14, 2014 Signature’s Legacy Program, which features works of past Signature Playwrights-in-Residence, will include the U.S premiere in November 2014 of A Particle of Dread by Sam Shepard, directed by Nancy Meckler and starring Oscar nominee Stephen Rea at the Alice Griffin, Charles Mee’s Big Love directed by Tina Landau in February 2015 at the Irene Diamond, and a new play written and directed by Athol Fugard in April 2015 at the Romulus Linley.last_img read more

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23 can’t-miss spring savings deals

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Now that spring is here, there might be a few things you want to accomplish — whether it’s remodeling your house or taking a taking a much-needed trip. But before you buy a ton of paint to renovate your kitchen or book a pricey vacation, make sure you take advantage of the various spring sales, discounts, freebies and deals offered this year.From coupons on home appliances and beauty products to discounts on sporting equipment and fancy resorts, there are plenty of opportunities for you to save a ton of cash this spring. continue reading »last_img read more

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Clear up members’ confusion about mortgage insurance

first_imgIf you’ve talked with members who can’t make their mortgage payments because they’re temporarily disabled and can’t work, you might have heard comments such as, “I thought I had insurance through work for this,” or “I thought private mortgage insurance covered this.”It’s heartbreaking. And it’s predictable. Just look at the variety of products and programs members might believe will help them should they fall into this predicament:Private mortgage insurance (PMI);Workers’ compensation insurance;Short-term or long-term disability insurance;Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI); andMortgage payment protection.Mortgage transactions are complex enough without expecting members to understand the key differences between the items on that list.So at some point before closing, ask members how they’ll pay their mortgage should a breadwinner lose his or her paycheck. Prepare to clarify key aspects of these products and programs, such as: continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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US inspections of Canadian meat return to normal

first_img James also reported reassuring results from recent audits the FSIS conducted in Canada, in part as a result of the linkage of beef trim from Rancher’s Beef of Balzac, Alta., with E coli in ground beef sold by Topps Meat Co. of Elizabeth, N.J. Topps meat was tied to an E coli outbreak in September, causing the company to recall 21.7 million pounds of ground beef and subsequently go out of business. In addition, FSIS planned to return to a normal testing regimen for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella in ready-to-eat products, James said in his letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Nov 28, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) says it is returning its inspections and testing of Canadian meat and poultry products to normal levels after finding no problems during expanded monitoring over the past 2½ weeks. The USDA had approximately doubled inspections and pathogen testing of Canadian meat and poultry products Nov 9 in the wake of concerns this fall about Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef from an Alberta facility and findings from a USDA audit of Canadian packing plants in May and June. James also said the agency would continue E coli testing of certain beef products that hadn’t been tested before the expanded program: raw beef trim, boxed beef, and “subprimal” cuts normally destined for grinding. “Testing for E coli O157:H7 will proceed at levels to be determined after completion of an analysis of eligible imported beef products from all equivalent countries,” he wrote. In a Nov 27 letter to Canadian officials, Dr. William James of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the agency would resume normal levels of examinations of Canadian meat and poultry products and pasteurized egg products today. James is acting assistant administrator of the FSIS Office of International Affairs. Letter from Dr. William James to the CFIAhttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Canada_O157_Resume_Normal_Testing_Letter.pdf See also: The FSIS audited the CFIA’s investigation of practices at Rancher’s Beef and “recall events” related to that company. In addition, the FSIS reviewed seven Canadian establishments that previously had been flagged for problems, plus others that were similar to Rancher’s Beef in their operations, James said. “The audits indicated the unsafe practices in Rancher’s Beef were not employed by other establishments, and that corrective actions were in place in the seven establishments identified in the audit earlier this year,” he wrote. Nov 21 CIDRAP News story “USDA modifies E coli testing rules for Canadian beef” He said the increased testing “has not revealed any problems with Canadian products exported to the United States.” Nov 8 CIDRAP News story “USDA vows to double inspections of Canadian meat”last_img read more

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Monaco chief responds to Wissam Ben Yedder transfer speculation amid Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool interest

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Monaco chief responds to Wissam Ben Yedder transfer speculation amid Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool interest Solskjaer previews Tottenham match, says he’s proud of Marcus RashfordTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:07FullscreenSolskjaer previews Tottenham match, says he’s proud of Marcus Rashfordhttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-previews-tottenham-match-says-hes-proud-marcus-rashford-2194350/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘We still want to keep Wissam. He is a great asset to the club, a great pro. ‘We expect him to stay in Monaco. There is no question of him leaving the club.’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 errorsBen Yedder has previously spoken about coming close to a move to Barcelona, but despite their efforts, he remains focused on contuing to perform for Monaco.‘Barcelona could have happened much earlier for me,’ he told Onze Mundial.‘Last summer they made contacts for me, they collected a lot of information about me and the same was true this winter, but the move did not happen.t shows I am doing a good job, but despite this interest, I am totally focused on my performances with Monaco.’MORE: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Mason Greenwood for putting on muscle during lockdownMORE: Mikel Arteta praises ‘extraordinary’ Eddie Nketiah after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Ben Yedder looks likely to stay in France (Picture: Getty Images)AS Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov says there is ‘no question’ of Wissam Ben Yedder leaving the club this summer, despite interest from the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.The 29-year-old finished as the joint-top scorer in Ligue 1 alongside PSG’s Kylian Mbappe on 18 goals when the French division was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis in April.But just a year after making the £36 million switch from Sevilla to Monaco, the striker has already been linked with a move away from France.According to L’Equipe, a whole host of top European clubs are after his signature and despite the French outfit needing to sell in the next transfer window, Ben Yedder is one they want to hold on to.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Selling will be an important task of course and we will work on it together,’ Petrov told RMC Sport.‘The goal will be to balance. We have players to let go. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jun 2020 11:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link389Shares Commentlast_img read more

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Obscene t-shirts featuring semi-naked nun spark call to police

first_imgNZ Herald 13 February 2015The display of a t-shirt that features a semi-naked nun and makes an obscene reference to Jesus has sparked a threat to call police and pleas for a boycott.For an exhibition starting tomorrow, Canterbury Museum planned to display items including English metal band Cradle of Filth’s “Vestal Masturbation” t-shirts.The clothing, the subject of several controversies and prosecutions worldwide over the years, featured an obscene slogan about Jesus on one side and a picture of a semi-naked nun masturbating on the other.Conservative lobby group Family First called the exhibit “horrific” and “offensive” and was appealing to authorities, the public and the museum to take action.Bob McCoskrie, the group’s national director, said he was complaining to police because he needed to “warn families” and dismissed suggestions his complaint would simply give the exhibit more attention.“It’s a free exhibition in a public museum.”Mr McCoskrie understood the museum received an “exemption” to display the t-shirts, even though he said both the Internal Affairs Department and Invercargill District Court had in the past deemed the shirt offensive.“We don’t think it’s art.”He wanted the t-shirts removed and would encourage people to boycott the museum if it didn’t show a “moral conscience” and take the display down.” We don’t think any group should be subjected to this level of vile hate language,” he added.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11401579Museum defends masturbating nun t-shirt exhibitionOneNews 13 February 2015Canterbury Museum says it is sorry if an exhibition featuring a t-shirt showing a masturbating nun has upset people but it is standing by its decision and will not censor its shows.More than 3000 people have signed a petition against the exhibition in Christchurch. The t-shirt, which is in an R18 area at the exhibition, features a semi-naked nun masturbating on one side and offensive wording about Jesus on the other side.The Taxpayers’ Union has slammed it as a waste of ratepayer money, Family First NZ is laying a complaint with police about the t-shirt while the YMCA has also spoken out.However, Museum director Anthony Wright says they sought and were given permission by the Office of the Chief Censor to run the t-shirt, arguing that it was within the context of the show.“We knew that we couldn’t show it without permission. So we applied to the Office of the Chief Censor and I’m pleased to say that we were granted an exemption to show the t-shirt in this exhibition – but within the context of a scholarly look at the history of t-shirts – a well-curated show and with obviously the appropriate warnings.”http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/museum-defends-masturbating-nun-t-shirt-exhibition-6234243last_img read more

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Youth exposed to high levels of violence in music videos

first_imgStuff co.nz 17 March 2015New Zealand youth are exposed to high levels of violent content in music videos, new research confirms.A study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal showed more than a third of music videos recorded from television music channel Juice TV over a two week period in 2010 contained violence and violent themes.The study authors, public health researchers from the University of Otago, called for more regulation to curb access to the violent material and education for artists, parents and educators.Associate Professor Nick Wilson said there should be tighter regulation of music videos paid for by the taxpayer through New Zealand On Air.“Personally, I don’t want my taxes used to make violent music videos,” he said.The study, funded by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), analysed 861 videos for violence, including suicidal behaviour, death and Goth culture themes.Of the 338 videos with violence, 42 per cent contained sexual content, with 20 per cent of those including violence and sex in the same scene.Violence was less common in the videos for New Zealand artists.http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/67415295/youth-exposed-to-high-levels-of-violence-in-music-videoslast_img read more

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‘Libre Uli Antique’ program brings home 525 residents

first_imgThe first batch of stranded Antiqueños – composed of students, displaced workers and construction workers – were repatriated on June 7. They were transported from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) via Jasper Jean Bus to Batangas Port and then boarded a FastCat vessel to Culasi port in Culasi town.  It was the office of Legarda that facilitated the transport of the repatriates from PITX to Batangas Port, while the office of Cadiao welcomed the resident upon arrival at the Culasi port.   A total of 525 Antiqueños stranded in Metro Manila and other parts in Luzon return home as of June 11 through the provincial government’s “Libre Uli Antique” program. The project, which seeks to bring back more stranded residents, is a joint undertaking of Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda and Gov. Rhodora Cadiao. CADIAO CARES VIA PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE The provincial government and the office of Legarda are still facilitating additional trips to ensure remaining stranded Antiqueños will also be repatriated in the soonest possible time.(With a report from PIA/PN)center_img SAN JOSE, Antique – The “Libre Uli Antique” program, a joint undertaking of Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda and Gov. Rhodora Cadiao brought home a total of 525 Antiqueños who were stranded in Metro Manila and other parts in Luzon as of June 11.last_img read more

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Patricia Arlene Stewart

first_imgPatricia Arlene Stewart, age 80 passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Arbor Grove Village Nursing Home in Greensburg, Indiana. She was surrounded by loving family.  She was born to the late Robert Dale Stewart and Mary Julia Fiscus Stewart on October 20, 1937.  She was raised in Clarion County, Pennsylvania on her family’s farm in Reidsburg.Patricia graduated from Clarion Area High School and continued her education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receiving her RN degree from West Penn Hospital.  She worked for many years at West Penn and held various positions including supervisor of the operating rooms.  She spent her nursing career working at hospitals in Chicago, West Penn and St. Francis hospitals in Pittsburgh, and later retired from a Johns Hopkins affiliate hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.She built a beautiful home in Lewes, Delaware to be close to the beach which she loved.  She spent time fishing, reading, traveling and tending to her beloved animals, many of them strays.  Her other love was the Pittsburgh Steelers.  She had Steeler memorabilia scattered throughout her home.  She spent many hours with her friends and was on the social committee for the community where she lived.Ms. Stewart is survived by one brother, Gordon Stewart (Dee) of Mason, OH, and two sisters, Paula Stewart Ondrako (Jim) of Batesville, IN and Julia Stewart Dischler (Steve) of Sauk City, Wisconsin, and one step sister, Winona Grant Ace of Foxburg, PA.  She is also survived by three sisters-in-law: Yvonne Stewart, Elaine Stewart and Sylvia Stewart and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her brothers Robert Stewart, James Stewart, Joseph Roger Stewart, her step mother Emma Grant Stewart and three step brothers: James Grant, Harold Grant, Lavern Grant and one step sister: Doris Grant Craig.Patricia’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with, as well as those she touched through her involvement with many alcohol and drug programs.  Support for her kindness, loyalty and compassion may be shown by volunteering or donating to your local Humane Society, or to the Dementia Association of America.A favorite verse which Pat kept by her bedside read, Giving – One of life’s greatest rules . . . “You cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening your own.”  Her light not only shone brightly, but she made all those around her feel care for and loved.A memorial service will be held at Robert Burns Funeral Home in Clarion, Pennsylvania on a date to be announced in the future.  She will be laid to rest next to her mother at the Catholic Clarion Cemetery.Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

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Lady AquaTrojans Start Season Off On A Winning Note

first_imgEC AquaTrojan Ladies start the season off 2-0 defeating the Indians of Milan and the Raiders of South Ripley on Thursday night in Milan.  The scores were EC 95, Milan 43, South Ripley 30.  Individual winners include Mackenzie Schantz – 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle; Kyra Hall – 200 IM, 100 Butterfly; Tara Hall – 50 Free, 100 Backstroke.  EC won all 3 relays.   After Thanksgiving, EC hosts bitter conference rival, Greensburg on Tuesday Dec 3rd.  Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!! Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

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