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first_img Smokefall View Comments Related Shows Zachary Quinto will return to the stage next year in Noah Haidle’s Smokefall, and he’s already getting a taste of rude theatergoing behavior. When the stage and screen alum recently stopped by Conan, a phone in the audience went off, which prompted Quinto to talk about his experience seeing God of Carnage on Broadway a few years ago, when a fellow patron thought it the perfect time to pull out their drink, a croissant and some Red Vines. Regardless, he’s happy to head to the theater scene again: “It’s great to be able to be home and working and doing something that I feel really excited about.” Hopefully, audiences at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre will be a little less famished when Smokefall begins performances on February 4, 2016. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 20, 2016last_img read more

first_img from $149.00 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Hamilton Cast Album Goes GoldWhat comes next in the wave of accolades for the Great White Way’s gargantuan hit Hamilton? The original Broadway cast album has gone gold, because everyone wants to be in the room where it happens. This isn’t a huge surprise—back in November the record made it to number one on the Billboard Rap Chart, but it is obviously a significant milestone to celebrate all the same. Congratulations to creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with the entire company—see you at the Beacon Theatre on June 12?!Christian Borle Will Join BeeOriginal Main Stem cast members of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Christian Borle (Something Rotten!) and Jose Llana (The King and I) have boarded Broadway Bee. The spelling bee for adults will benefit Broadway Bound Kids, an NYC performing arts education organization, and feature actors from current hit musicals. Other Great White Way faves tapped for the evening include Drew Gehling (Waitress), Melvin Tunstall and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Beautiful), Karl Kenzler (Fiddler on the Roof), Joseph Medeiros (Matilda), Mary Page Nance (Finding Neverland) and Jonah Platt (Wicked). The first annual event is scheduled to take place on May 9 at The Cutting Room.Levi & Hilty to Host Drama League AwardsMark your calendars! She Loves Me’s Zachary Levi and Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty will host the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards on May 20 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. The nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the prestigious Distinguished Performance Award (which a performer can only win once in his or her lifetime) will be announced on April 20 at Sardi’s. Last year Chita Rivera, one of 47 nominees for the top honor, took home the big prize.Donna Lynne Champlin Boards Matt Damon FilmBroadway alum Donna Lynne Champlin (Billy Elliot: The Musical) has landed a role in Alexander Payne’s film Downsizing, starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig. According to Deadline, there’s no word on who the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star will play in the movie, which follows a man going through a process that reduces him to a tiny fraction of his size. Champlin will next be seen on stage in Shakespeare in the Park’s The Taming of the Shrew.Cary Grant Tuner In DevelopmentA Cary Grant musical is in the works. The show about the Hollywood legend is based on his ex-wife, two-time Oscar nominee Dyan Cannon’s bestseller, Dear Cary. “We have a book. We have some songs. The next step is the 29-hour table read,” Cannon told the New York Post. She plans to play herself in the project. We’re intrigued…as Grant once said: “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.” The cast of ‘Hamilton.'(Photo: @HamiltonMusical on Twitter) View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Hamiltonlast_img read more

first_imgThe Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to protect American authors, journalists and publishers from foreign libel lawsuits that undermine the First Amendment.  The Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage (SPEECH) Act was introduced last month by Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).The SPEECH Act provides protections from foreign libel suits for authors, journalists, and publishers, and prevents a U.S. federal court from recognizing or enforcing a foreign judgment for defamation that is inconsistent with the First Amendment.  The bill also provides a separate declaratory judgment remedy for an author or publisher who wishes to demonstrate that a foreign judgment would not be enforceable under American law, even where the foreign party has not attempted to enforce the judgment in the United States.  This provision would allow authors and publishers to clear their names, regardless of the actions of the foreign party.“The SPEECH Act ensures that American journalists, authors and publishers are protected from foreign libel lawsuits that chill their First Amendment rights,” said Leahy.  “The First Amendment is a cornerstone of American democracy.  Freedom of speech and the press enable vigorous debate over issues of national importance, and enable an exchange of ideas that shapes our political process.  The SPEECH Act would prevent an American court from enforcing a foreign libel judgment that is inconsistent with the First Amendment or our due process requirements.”The SPEECH ACT is supported by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Vermont Library Association, the American Library Association, the Association of American Publishers, renowned First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, and the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, James Woolsey. The House of Representatives last year approved similar legislation.  During an executive business meeting on Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee adopted the Leahy-Sessions SPEECH Act as a substitute to the House-passed bill.The bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration.Source: Leahy. WASHINGTON (Tuesday, July 13, 2010) –last_img read more

first_imgThe 7th annual Smith River Fest is happening in Martinsville, Virginia, this Saturday, August 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The event celebrates the river’s scenic 45 miles, which flows through Henry County from the base of Philpott Dam down to Eden, North Carolina where it meets the Dan River.There will be a wide range of activities and offerings on land and on water from paddling and running to canoeing and biking. With free admission and a little something for everyone, this day is not to be missed.For the boaters, the Smith River Boat Race will kick things off at 10 a.m. This 4.8- mile-long river race will take you from the South Martinsville River Access in Martinsville to the festival grounds located at the Smith River Sports Complex in Axton. Free shuttles will be provided to help you get from the festival to the starting line river access.For all those runners out there, the Helgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run is a must. There’s still time to register even up until race day. They welcome both competitive and recreational runners. Race starts at 2pm and costs $50 to sign up. Come on out and join the fun with 10 mud pits to get through and over 18 obstacles including a water slide. Walk, trot, or run, just do the hustle!Like any good festival, there will be live music and demos, food trucks, and a beer garden. The event is located at the Smith River Sports Complex, 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton, just off the Highway 58 Bypass.1528658_608034429244512_1673961702_nlast_img read more

first_img continue reading » Cybercriminal are targeting account login credentials of Microsoft Office 365, with its more than 100 million monthly active subscribers, to ultimately launch attacks from within organization, including financial institutions.Cybercriminals have a long history of designing attacks to reach the largest number of eyeballs possible, according to research from Campbell, Calif.-based real-time spear phishing and cyberfraud defense firm Barracuda Sentinel. “From the early days of traditional spam, to search or trending topics on social platforms, criminals follow the users, and Office 365 has become a breeding ground for highly personalized, compelling attacks,” Asaf Cidon, spear phishing behavior expert and vice president, content security services at Barracuda, said.Attackers prey on the inherent trust of email received from coworkers. Most individuals are almost positive it is legitimate, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case.Barracuda Sentinel examined increasingly popular threat, Office 65 Account Compromise, within its large customer based on Office 365. They found Office 365 account compromise attackers attempt to steal user credentials to launch attacks from an internal account. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgSince July 3, the county warned residents that an employee at Lee’s Nail Salon, a person who visited the Vestal Farmer’s Market, a customer at Nip’s Park Ave Saloon, and an attendee at a 4th of July house party tested positive for the virus. According to the Broome County COVID-19 tracker, there are 106 active cases of the virus. On Thursday, 74 active cases were reported. On Friday, an employee of Applebee’s on Front Street tested positive for the virus. A list of all Broome County’s Public Health Statements can be found by clicking here. There are 48 cases in the town of Vestal alone. (WBNG) — Officials are reporting a jump in COVID-19 cases in Broome County Friday. That’s where Willow Point Nursing Home is located. The county labeled the facility as a coronavirus hotspot in May.last_img read more

first_img– Advertisement – There’s been worry that the federal government’s use of private prisons companies—especially when it comes to federal immigration detention—is just so widespread that winding it down will be incredibly difficult. These companies hold about 70% of ICE’s population. But a solution can be much easier than it sounds. Under Donald Trump’s administration, ICE detention has hit record highs (in defiance of limits set by Congress). Under a Biden administration, ICE can be forced to stop that, Marshall Project said.“Experts say the only realistic way to make good on that promise is to detain far fewer people,” the report said. “The Biden campaign has strongly endorsed case-management strategies for those arrested on immigration violations instead of detention.”Biden’s platform stated that in addition to building on the phasing out policy rescinded by Trump, a case management system program (another successful policy rescinded by Trump) can “enable migrants to live in dignity and safety while awaiting their court hearings—facilitating things like doctor visits, social services, and school enrollment for children. Evidence shows that these programs are highly effective and are far less expensive and punitive than detaining families.”- Advertisement – Private prison companies also pumped tons of cash into the 2020 election, in fact spending “more money on the upcoming election than any on record,” Mother Jones reported last month. Much of it went to Republican candidates. “This is no surprise,” that report continued. “The for-profit prison business has been booming under the Trump administration, which has increasingly relied on prison companies to hold immigrant detainees.”The Obama administration had been in the process of phasing out the federal government’s use of private prisons until you-know-who won in 2016. CoreCivic and GEO Group have raked in even bigger bucks since. The latter of those two, “which was responsible for the bulk of the election spending, received $900 million in federal contracts in the most recent fiscal year—as compared to $500 million in Obama’s last year in office,” the report continued.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgToshiba Corp. Chief Executive Hisao Tanaka resigned Tuesday, a day after an outside investigation said he and other current and former executives bore responsibility for an accounting scandal in which the Japanese industrial and electronics giant overstated profits by more than $1.2 billion over seven years.In an effort to move on from what an independent panel described as a “systemic” problem, Toshiba announced a sweeping reorganization of its corporate leadership, in which eight of 16 board members are stepping down. This includes Mr. Tanaka, who has been chief executive since 2013, and his predecessor, Norio Sasaki, who has been serving as vice chairman. Also Tuesday, Mr. Sasaki resigned from a panel that advises Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on economic policy.“I deeply apologize to all stakeholders for causing these problems,” Mr. Tanaka said at a news conference, though he said he hadn’t been aware of any inappropriate accounting. “This has resulted in the largest damage ever to our corporate image.”Toshiba said its chairman, Masashi Muromachi, would serve as interim chief executive, and that more board-member changes will be announced by the end of the month.“I’m totally disappointed because it could damage investor confidence in the Japanese market,” said Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who oversees the finance ministry and the securities watchdog.Prime Minister Abe’s government has been pushing for greater transparency at Japanese companies to attract more foreign investment.In a 300-page report published Tuesday, the independent panel hired by the company to investigate the matter said the three most recent chief executives played active roles in inflating Toshiba’s operating profit by ¥151.8 billion ($1.22 billion) since 2008.The panel, led by a former top prosecutor, said the executives put intense pressure on the company’s business units, ranging from personal computers to semiconductors and nuclear reactors, to achieve unrealistic profit targets. Management sometimes issued such challenges shortly before the end of a fiscal quarter or year, encouraging division heads to cook the books, the panel said.“The improper accounting procedures were continuously carried out as a de facto policy of the management,” the report said. “And it was impossible for anyone to go against the intention amid Toshiba’s corporate culture.”In addition to Mr. Tanaka and Mr. Sasaki, Atsutoshi Nishida, chief executive from 2005 until 2009 and now a paid adviser to Toshiba, is stepping down.Toshiba’s shares, which plunged following the company’s disclosure of accounting irregularities this spring, bounced back 6% Tuesday to ¥399.9.last_img read more

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Hong Kong orders chicken cull as bird flu alert raised by: – December 21, 2011 9 Views   no discussions Hong Kong is quick to take action against infectious diseasesHong Kong is culling 17,000 chickens after three birds were confirmed to have died from the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in the past week.The government has banned imports and the sale of live chickens for three weeks after an infected chicken carcass was found at a wholesale market on Tuesday.It has also raised the city’s flu alert system to “serious”.Two wild birds were also found to have died of the the virus.The government said it was tracing the source of the chicken carcass, but it was not clear whether the chicken came from a local farm or was imported.“I understand that it will cause inconvenience to the public, and the poultry trade will also encounter losses,” said Hong Kong’s secretary for food and health, York Chow.“However, to safeguard public health, we need to adopt decisive and effective measures to prevent and control the spread of the virus.”On Tuesday, a dead Oriental magpie found at a secondary school tested positive for bird flu.Another secondary school closed for a day for disinfection last Friday after a dead black-headed gull was found with the virus.Hong Kong is quick to take action against infectious diseases after an outbreak of the deadly respiratory disease SARS in 2003 killed 300 people in the city and a further 500 worldwide.In 2009, 300 people were placed under quarantine at a Hong Kong hotel after a guest contracted swine flu.BBC News Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

first_imgRichard Lawrence Wilkie was born on the 14th day of October, in the year of our Lord, Jesus Christ, 1940, in Midland, Michigan, to Harold and Ire ne (Nee Rutowsky) Wilkie. He was born again by water and the Word through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on the 2nd day of November, 1940, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beaver Township, Michigan, with his grandfather, the Rev. Frederick Rutowsky, as officiant. On the 18th day of June, 1965, Richard was joined in a Christian marriage to Melba Jane Hallow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan. This marriage was blessed with three daughters, Kimber, Sheri, and Alicia. Richard attended and was graduated from the following schools; West Bethlehem Lutheran School, Detroit Lutheran High School West, Valparaiso University, Central Michigan University, and completed tohe colloquy program at Concordia Seminary, St Louis, Missouri. He served as a teacher at the following Lutheran schools: St. Paul’s Lutheran Farmington, Michigan; Trinity Lutheran School, Saginaw, Michigan; Immanuel Lutheran School, Lakefield, Minnesota; St. John’s Lutheran School, Maple Grove, Minnesota, for a total of twenty-one years. He served as pastor of the following Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations: Trinity; Sanborn: and Resurrection, Redwood Falls MN; Peace, Fairbault, MN; and St. John’s, Farmers Retreat, IN, for a total of twenty-six years. Follwing his retirement from St. John’s Lutheran CHurch in Farmers Retreat, Indiana, he served several churches in the area that were without a pastor. He also assisted on a weekly basis the Dillsboro Manor Nursing Home with patient visitations. The residents there eagerly anticipated his visits to help them adjust to their living arrangements. Aside from his duties as a pastor, Richard enjoyed fishing, a good game of euchre, civil war history, and sitting by a campfire while camping. Richard departed this life on Monday evening, May 2, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, where he had been a patient for several weeks. His soul, now enjoying life in the presence of the Triune God, awaits the resurrection of his body, which will occur when Christ returns at the end of earthly time, to the fully participate in life everlasting. But most important to him, Richard’s family life centered on hsi wife of 50 years (June 18, 1965), Melba (Hollow) Wilkie and their children and grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Melba; daughters Kimber (and husband) Rick Ampt, of Aurora, Sherri Roach, of Dillsboro, and Alicia Wilkie, of Delray Beach, FL; grandchildren; Jeff, Jennifer, Jeremiah, Riley, and Kati; great grandchildren, Anna, and Oliver. His brother, Rev. Wesley (Dot) Wilkie, of Oak Park, IL; other family members, and beloved members of the various congregations and friends and other relatives. “Then I heard a voice from heaven say, ‘Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ “Yes, says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Revelation 14:13. A time of visitation fro friends and family will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmers Retreat. the funeral service fro Rev. Richard Wilkie will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Church, with Reverend Garry Wickert, Reverend Jeff Pflug, Reverend Ed Davis and Reverend Richard Kolaskey officiating. There will be a time of visitation at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church on Saturday. Following the funeral service there will be a dinner at the church for all attending. He will be laid to rest at St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery in Brownstown, IN. For a more lasting tribute the family would prefer memorials to the Aurora Circuit Church Workers Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.last_img read more