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Peter Dinklage & Taylor Schilling to Star in A Month in the Country

first_img A Month in the Country View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 28, 2015 Dinklage returns to the stage after starring in Richard III at the Public Theater. He is known for his Emmy-winning performance as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones; his additional screen credits include X-Men: Days of Future Past, Death at a Funeral, Nip/Tuck and The Station Agent. Schilling, who stars as Piper Chapman in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black (for which she is nominated for an Emmy this year), has also appeared on screen in The Lucky One and Argo. Related Shows Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage and Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling will headline Classic Stage Company’s revival of A Month in the Country. Dinklage is set to star as Rakitin, with Schilling assuming the role of Natalya. Directed by Erica Schmidt, Dinklage’s wife, the production will begin off-Broadway on January 9, 2015 and will run through February 15. Additional casting and creative team will be announced at a later date. Ivan Turgenev’s classic play chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s young son. But it is Natalya who becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her suffering friend, Rakitin, who is secretly smitten with her.last_img read more

Rivers Alive

first_img226 industrial-size bags of trash.56 tires.12 appliances.10 tons of metal pipe.10 barrels.3 dump truck loads of nothing but plain old junk1 doghouse.1 old truck. By Mike IsbellUniversity of GeorgiaDon’t think for a moment that the junk the “Rivers Alive”volunteers cleaned out of West Point Lake came downstream fromHeard County.It may have passed through here, but the vast majority of itdidn’t come from here. Most of it came from somewhere upriverfrom here.Heard County had its own Rivers Alive cleanup. With the help ofGeorgia Power’s Plant Wansley, we had quite an army of volunteersworking back-to-back weekends.We were cleaning up our part of the Chattahoochee, and thatshould keep a whole lot of stuff from ever reaching West PointLake.Many experts say the Chattahoochee River is the natural resourceof greatest economic importance in the Southeast, after theMississippi River.River in perilBut it’s a river in peril.The late professor emeritus of ecology at the University ofGeorgia, Eugene Odum, once said, “The Chattahoochee is anendangered river, short and simple. With few exceptions, no othermajor metropolitan area in the world has to depend on such alittle river for its existence.”Environmental regulations are helping clean up single-pointsources of pollution. But many problems in Georgia’s streams arethe result of nonpoint sources.Litter and other debris continually washes into our streams andrivers. This process of debris loading from upstream has resultedin serious impacts to the Chattahoochee and to West Point Lake.Rivers aliveRivers Alive is a statewide effort using volunteers to clean upGeorgia rivers and streams. All together, 19,000 volunteersdevoted 70,000 hours to cleaning 1,105 miles of streams inGeorgia this year.The state had more than 180 Rivers Alive cleanup events in 2003,at least 20 on the Chattahoochee. Others cleaned up sections ofthe Altamaha, Coosa, Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Oconee,Ogeechee, Satilla, Savannah, St. Mary’s, Suwannee, Tallapoosa andTennessee rivers.A dozen 4-H clubs were among the sponsors of these cleanups inGeorgia.The Heard County Extension Service and Heard County 4-HClub collaborated with Plant Wansley on three days to removedebris from the Chattahoochee here.Quite a haulWhen they were done, the 92 4-H’ers and Plant Wansley employeesand family members in Heard County removed quite a haul from theriver: It’s heartwarming that all these people volunteer their time toclean up our rivers in these events. It would be better, though,if we’d all commit to being more careful about letting our junkwash into our streams in the first place.(Mike Isbell is the Heard County Extension Coordinator withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. Dan Rahn, a CAES news editor, alsocontributed to this article.)last_img read more

HUD Secretary Donovan to deliver keynote address at Thursday’s Housing Conference

first_imgUS Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will deliver the keynote address at this week’s 2010 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference. He’s scheduled to speak between 9 and 10:15 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m.Sec. Donovan will be the highest ranking housing official ever to speak at the biennial event.More than 450 people have pre-registered to attend the day-long conference, which is the state’s largest gathering of housing professionals. Pre-registrations have nearly filled the capacity of the venue, but organizers will accept walk-in registrations as space allows.WHAT2010 Vermont Statewide Housing ConferenceWHENThursday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Sec. Donovan scheduled to speak between 9 and 10:15 a.m.WHEREHilton, 60 Battery St., BurlingtonWHOShaun DonovanSecretary, U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)Vermont Statewide Housing ConferenceThursday, November 18http://www.vhfa.org/conference/(link is external)last_img read more

EU regulators to examine charges, performance transparency

first_imgFor securities markets ESMA will initially focus on the costs and performance of UCITS funds.“In that context, we will also look into the differences between active and passive investing, and the impact on costs and charges, and long-term return,” Maijoor said.For a couple of years now the Commission has been saying it would ask the EU supervisory authorities to work on the transparency of long-term retail and pension products. Maijoor’s comments indicated the Commission has followed through with this.  Brussels-based lobby group Better Finance last week urged EU policymakers to take up this work if they really wanted to close the pensions savings gap. Maijoor also spoke about Brexit in his speech. Repeating comments made to EU lawmakers last week, he said ESMA had requested contingency plans from credit rating agencies and trade repositories to mitigate risks associated with the UK withdrawing from the EU.However, “the UK will not become your average third country,” he said. “It is worth remembering that today the UK makes up about two-thirds of EU equity trading, while representing around a tenth of the EU’s population.“This will not change in the near future, and business ties with London and the rest of the world will remain.”He said he therefore welcomed the Commission’s proposals “for EMIR 2.2 and the ESMA regulation in relation to the centralisation of third country supervision”. The arrangements proposed under the former were too complex, however, he said. In the summer the Commission proposed that any euro clearing house deemed systemically important would become subject to regulation by ESMA, and that any such organisation considered to be especially important would be required to do business in the EU.More recently, it issued a set of proposals to reform the European supervisory authorities, which included enhancing ESMA’s powers.Maijoor said: “ESMA can play a strong, central role in the future as a single access point for third country entities and ensure consistent supervision of those entities across the EU.” EU regulators are embarking on a large-scale study of costs and performance reporting of retail investment products, the chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said today.Opening ESMA’s first conference, its chair Steven Maijoor said it would be working on the study with the other two European supervisory authorities, based on a mandate from the European Commission.The aim of the study was to increase investors’ awareness of the net return of investment products, and the impact of fees and charges.Implementation of MiFID II and the regulation on EU packaged retail and insurance-based investment products provided the right framework for the study, said Maijoor.last_img read more

New Zealand marriage rates lowest since 1960s, new data reveals

first_imgNZ Herald 5 May 2020Family First Comment: “Family First NZ has issued a statement citing a correlation between a decline in marriage rates and an impact on children and families. It warns the drop in marriage rates could have a negative social impact on children, according to recent reports on child abuse and family structure. “The statistics are clear. Children being raised by their married biological parents are by far the safest from violence – and so too are the adults.””Marriages are at an all-time low in New Zealand, new data shows – and it’s not the Covid-19 lockdown that has fewer couples tying the knot these days.The number of marriages in New Zealand last year dropped to its lowest level since 1960, according to a Statistics New Zealand release today.Population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said that last year 19,071 New Zealand couples celebrated marriage or civil union.Though that may sound like a fair whack of white dresses and wedding cakes, “This is down from 20,949 in 2018, and from 27,201 at its peak in 1971.”As in the past few decades, 72 per cent of marriages in 2019 were first marriages for both partners.Islam said the increasing population had led to declining marriage rates.Only 10 couples per 1000 people eligible to marry (unmarried people 16 and over) were married last year – less than half the rate of 30 years ago.Family First NZ has issued a statement citing a correlation between a decline in marriage rates and an impact on children and families. It warns the drop in marriage rates could have a negative social impact on children, according to recent reports on child abuse and family structure.“The statistics are clear. Children being raised by their married biological parents are by far the safest from violence – and so too are the adults.”READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12329641Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Tokyo 2020 release first moving pictograms

first_img For the first time in Games history, #Tokyo2020 has created kinetic sport pictograms! #Tokyo2020 has created the first animated pictograms to highlight just how dynamic, innovative, and special this Games will be! “The new kinetic sport pictograms will broaden the appeal of each sport by means of their beautiful and more easily conveyed expressions. “I hope that they will brighten up each of the events and, while a creation of the Tokyo 2020 Games, I hope they will be passed on to future Games as a legacy for the future, as well as inspiring video designers in other countries.” As well as being used at the venues, the moving pictograms will also feature on Tokyo 2020’s website and social media channels, as well as digital signs. Tokyo 2020’s static pictograms for the Olympics were revealed in March of last year, to mark the 500-days-to-go milestone, with the Paralympic designs following a month later. Pictograms have become a regular feature at the Games since Tokyo last played host in 1964. Their purpose is to communicate sports visually to athletes and spectators. Read Also:Tokyo 2020: Sports Ministry’s Adoption Initiative Boost For Athletes Tokyo 2020 said their pictograms are in line with a promise of “innovation from harmony”, with the designs aimed at subtly highlighting the characteristics and athleticism of each sport. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tokyo 2020 has released the first-ever moving pictograms for this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo 2020 organisers have chosen ‘United by Emotion’ as the motto for this year’s Olympics Fifty kinetic images have been released to cover all of the sports on both programmes. Organisers said that the idea “reflected the modern era” which is symbolised by the year 2020. They hope the moving pictograms will be used to enhance the experience of fans, both at the venues and at home. “The new kinetic sport pictograms honour the legacy of past Olympic and Paralympic Games, while emphasising that the Tokyo 2020 Games will be the most innovative Games ever,” a statement said. All of the new pictograms appear as a series of three movements – appear, static and disappear. They recreate three-dimensional movements of athletes, and were developed by Japanese motion designer Kota Iguchi. “For the first time in the history of Olympic and Paralympic Games, we have taken on the challenge of animating the sports pictograms,” said Iguchi. “It took more than a year to create them, with input from so many people helping us add movement to the static pictograms, which were developed by a team led by graphic designer Masaaki Hiromura. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemInsane Japanese Tech That Make You Wish You Lived In Japan8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Greensburg High School ‘Chautauqua’ speaker schedule announced

first_imgSusan Bro, mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. She is the President/ Chairman and Co-Founder of The Heather Heyer Foundation, created to honor Heather Heyer, a young civil rights activist who dedicated her life to promoting equal rights among all people. Since Heather’s death on August 12th, Susan has worked tirelessly to spread the lessons of tolerance and compassion. She has appeared on the “Ellen Show”, “The MTV Video Awards”, among many others. We are honored that she has chosen the Greensburg Chautauqua for her first appearance in Indiana. (Thursday 1:35-2:20)  Justice Christopher M. Goff He is a justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. He was appointed by Republican Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017. Goff was previously a judge for the Wabash County Superior Court in Indiana. (Thursday 12:40-1:25). Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author of “Queen Bee’s and Wannabe’s”, which Inspired the movie and now musical “Mean Girls”. Wiseman is also the creator of the owning up curricular, a program that teaches students and educators to take responsibility as bystanders, perpetrators and victims of unethical behavior, a sought after speaker on bullying, parenting, ethical leadership, and the use of social media. She keynoted the White House Summit on bullying. (Thursday 9:31-10:30).  Christina Hale, CEO of Indianapolis Foundation. During four years as a state representative from Indianapolis, she earned a reputation for effectiveness and bipartisanship. In 2014, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce called her “one of the most active, thoughtful and determined state legislators.” In selecting her to be his running mate in 2016, gubernatorial candidate, John Gregg cited her “record of reaching across the aisle.” The Indianapolis Business Journal name d Christina to its “Women of Influence” in 2015. (Friday 1:35-2:20). Stephanie Wang, Indianapolis Star reporter will be talking about her recent investigative report on Hate Crimes in Indiana. She is a graduate of Northwestern and previously worked at the Tampa Bay Times, South Florida Sun Sentinel, and the Austin American-Statesman. (Thursday 2:20-3:00). Greensburg, In. — The 16th Greensburg High School Chautauqua is a program intended to promote diversity among students, faculty, administrators and community members.Captain Jamiel Altheri, first Yemeni-American to attain the rank of Captain in the NYPD police force, co-founded NYPD Muslim Officers Society Jamiel Altaheri made history by becoming the first Yemeni-American to attain the rank of Police Captain in the New York City Police Department on October 30, 2015. He is also one of the highest ranking Muslim Officers in the New York City Police Department (NYPD). He is currently assigned as the Executive Officer of the 23rd Precinct in the upper east side of Manhattan (Spanish Harlem) Captain Altaheri is the co-founder of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society and founder of Building Bridges through peaceful dialogue. He is also the Director of Public Relations for the NYPD Middle Eastern & Turkic Society. Captain Altaheri is passionate about bridging the communication gap between law enforcement officers and the Muslim community. He has conducted numerous lectures, and discussions on the importance of diversity, community policing, collaboration, and religious sensitivity in law enforcement to members of the United States Military, law enforcement personnel, and community organizations. (Thursday 7:55-8:45). Shari Wagner, 2017 Indiana Poet Laureate She is the author of two books of poems, Evening Chore and The Harmonist at nightfall: Poems of Indiana. Both books as well as two unfinished manuscripts (one with poems in the voice of a Mennonite farm wife and the other in the voices of various men and women from Indiana history) reflect her interest in exploring the Indiana landscape and finding connections between the past and the present, either in terms of public history or memoir. (Friday 8:15-9:25).center_img Sam Mihara is a second generation Japanese-American who was born and raised in San Francisco in early 1930’s. After the outbreaks of World War 2, Sam and his family were forced to leave their homes, jobs, and were moved inland to a Japanese-American internment camp in Northern Wyoming. He was just 9 when his family moved to Heart Mountain camp, one of ten such camps that housed 120,000 West Coast residents of Japanese ancestry. Sam and his family lived in one 20-foot-square room, a barracks for the wars duration. After the war ended his family returned to San Francisco. He became a rocket scientist and executive with the Boeing Company. Following retirement from Boeing, Sam created his own high-tech consulting firm. Sam is one of the few survivors of the Japanese-American imprisonment who is willing to speak about his experience. (Thursday 11:55-12:40). Chris Davis, former IU football player and currently active in the Bridge Mentoring Group. (Friday 2:20-3:00). Sonia Levitin is a German American novelist, artist, producer, Holocaust survivor, and author of over 40 novels and picture books for young adults and children. Her books “Incident at Loring Groves” won the Edgar Allan Poe Award and “The Return” received the American Library Association’s Best Book for Young Adults. Sonia was born in Berlin under a Nazi controlled Germany. Being of Jewish descent she managed to escape persecution by traveling with her mother and two sisters to Switzerland. Her father, a prominent clothing designer, escaped to New York City, then to Las Angeles where he would raise Sonia and her sisters. Levitin would later, write several novels as an immigrant in the U.S. “Journey to America” and “Silver Days” tells the story of German Jewish refugees who flee the horrors of the Holocaust. (Friday 9:31-11) Mary Badham is an American actress most famous for her portrayed of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch in the 1962 film classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Mary was particularly close to actor Gregory Peck, who played Scouts father Atticus Finch. Mary acted in several other films as well as the final episode of the original “Twilight Zone” She then retired from acting and became an art restorer, as well as a college testing coordinator. Today she enjoys traveling the world recalling the experiences making “To Kill a Mockingbird,” while expounding the book’s messages of tolerance and compassion. In 2012 she attended a screening with President Barack Obama at the White House to mark the 50th anniversary of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (Thursday 10:30-11:13). Marguerite Mishkin is a hidden child of the Holocaust She was born to Jewish parents in Belgium in 1941. Her father was taken to Auschwitz concentration camp the next year and perished there. Knowing that Marguerite and her older sister, Annette, were in great danger. Their mother approached the Belgian Resistance movement for help. Through the resistance, she was able to send her children into hiding with a rural Belgian Catholic family in 1943. They remained with that family until 1946. Meanwhile, in 1944, Marguerite’s mother was captured and sent to Auschwitz, where she perished. After the war, Marguerite and her sister were removed from the Belgian family’s care and sent to a Jewish orphanage in Brussels. From there, they were both adopted by a Chicago rabbi and his wife in 1950. Marguerite grew up in Chicago, graduated from Roosevelt University and became a teacher. Now retired, she often speaks on the Holocaust to schools, collages, and community groups. (Thursday 8:45-9:25).last_img read more

Pinnick persuading Eze to play to ‘improve’ Eagles

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Nigeria plan Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has claimed he is persuading England under-21 player Ebere Eze to play for the Super Eagles as he would improve the squad.The NFF is hoping to convince the Queen’s Park Rangers midfielder to play for them rather than England at the senior level.Eze, who was born in England to Nigerian parents, played twice for the Three Lions at under-21 level in November.But Pinnick wants Eze to switch allegiances to boost Nigeria’s midfield as they plan for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.“We need to make a solid representation at Qatar 2022 and it starts with improving on your squad with quality players like Eze,” he insisted.“Can you imagine a midfield with Ndidi, Aribo, Etebo and Eze? it is one that will improve our squad.”Pinnick has already held meetings with the 21-year-old and his parents and believes they have gone well.“I had a positive meeting with Ebere Eze in London and I spoke to his parents as well,” said Pinnick.“He requested for the chance to continue to focus on his club career which is going well so far, and that further progress will be made in due course“But I am confidently hopeful that he will play for Nigeria soon.”Eze, who has scored seven goals and provided four assists so far this season, is considered as one of the hottest prospects outside of the Premier League.His late penalty double and overall performance in a 3-2 away win at Hull City in October were particularly eye-catching.However Pinnick’s public pursuit of the player has come under criticism from fans and local media, after a similar approach with Tammy Abraham ended in failure as the Chelsea striker chose to play for England instead.“I have no regrets talking to Eze, who visited me at home with his girlfriend,” he added.Nigeria have previously succeeded in snapping up former England youth internationals like Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Shola Ameobi, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina for the Super Eagles.Eze was one of a number of British-born players, along with Ola Aina and Chuka Akpom, invited to train with the Nigeria squad in London back in March 2017 – following a cancelled friendly with Burkina Faso. Tags: Amaju PinnickEbere EzeNFFlast_img read more

Terry blasts unfair reputation

first_img Press Association Jose Mourinho is adamant there is a “clear campaign” against Chelsea and seethed after the draw at Southampton and loss at Tottenham. Terry thinks referees are being swayed by incidents of diving involving Chelsea’s players being highlighted in the media. The captain said: “There have been a lot of highlights on the television and in the papers as well, which is unfair. “I think the refs have to come into the games with a clear mind and judge each game as it is. You can’t go into a game thinking ‘someone did this, someone did that’. “There are reputations out there, but the referees have got to come into it with a clear mind and I think the last two games we have been denied two clear penalties.” Chelsea have seen their eight-point Premier League lead over Manchester City evaporate after losing at Tottenham. Frank Lampard – a team-mate of Terry’s at Stamford Bridge for 13 years – scored City’s winner against Sunderland earlier in the day before the Spurs slump. Lampard, Chelsea’s record scorer, was released by the Blues last summer and is now on loan at City, with whom he has extended his until the end of the season. He could play at Stamford Bridge on January 31. The Blues skipper said on london24.com: “Lamps has scored so many goals for us over the years. He’s a legend at the club and always will be. “He’s doing what he does best and unfortunately it’s in a City shirt, but that’s the decision that was made. “He’s scoring goals and playing great as always.” center_img John Terry believes Chelsea are being ill-treated by officials wary of the Blues’ reputation. last_img read more

Akpom ready to step up for Arsenal

first_img Wenger is keen to keep that pair on board for the season but has hinted Akpom, who has already spent time away from the club at Brentford, Coventry and Nottingham Forest, could again be loaned out in a bid to gain more experience. The chances are it would be to a fellow Premier League club on this occasion – but the England Under-20 international insists he would rather compete with the likes of Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck for a spot in Wenger’s side. “I would rather stay here and fight for a place and give it my all and compete with the other strikers,” he added. “There is a lot of talent in the team but I think I am capable of competing and getting a place in the team, it’s all down to hard work. “The boss really likes playing young players when he can and that motivates the young players because it shows them that they have a chance. “This season I think everyone will say there is good team spirit and cohesion since we went on tour and now so the team is looking strong and I think we have a chance of a major trophy. “Hopefully we can keep this team strong for many years to come. There are a lot of young players coming through and everyone will be familiar with how players play and that can only make players stronger.” Press Association Chuba Akpom has hailed Arsene Wenger’s decision to back his young players – and believes he can be the man to deliver the extra goals the Arsenal boss desires. The fact seven different players struck the goals to win Arsenal’s annual friendly tournament is testament to Wenger’s belief and England forward Theo Walcott is also close to signing a new deal. Akpom, meanwhile, is ready to step up to the mark in the coming season – starting with Sunday’s Community Shield clash with reigning champions Chelsea. “It’s really good preparation,” the 19-year-old said of the Emirates Cup double-header. “The experience for me and the other young players to get minutes and show people what we can do – we are all excited about the game at the weekend now. “It’s nice to see the young players doing well and the boss says he will always give opportunities to young players who are doing their job. “The main thing for me is for a manger to have confidence and faith in me so for the manager to say that he isn’t after another striker is good. “But the hard work doesn’t stop there it means you have to maintain a place and there are a lot of good strikers and goals in the team so hopefully his season I can give it my all and be involved in the team.” Akpom, who has yet to score a competitive senior goal for the Gunners, was arguably overshadowed by the likes of fellow teenage pair Alex Iwobi and Jeff Reine-Adelaide during the Emirates Cup. The Gunners have been linked with a host of big-name strikers from across Europe as many believe Wenger needs to bring in a top-class finisher to turn Arsenal into bonafide Premier League contenders. Ahead of the weekend’s Emirates Cup success, which included a 6-0 thrashing of Lyon and a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg, Wenger said he felt there were enough goals in his side and challenged the current crop to add 10 more to the 71 scored in the league last year. last_img read more