London Stage actors, students to perform in two-month-long Shakespeare festival

first_imgStudents and professional actors will take the stage together throughout August and September to perform Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Much Ado About Nothing and The Merry Wives of Windsor as part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF), an annual event that spans two months and connects students, actors and the community.This year is a milestone for the NDSF, Grant Mudge, the Ryan producing artistic director for the festival, said. It not only marks the event’s 15th year at Notre Dame, but also the 150th anniversary of the first full production of a Shakespeare play on campus and the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.Photo Courtesy of Aaron Nichols Henry IV, the first Shakespeare play to be performed in its entirety at Notre Dame, was an obvious choice for this year’s Professional Company show, Mudge said. The play presents a moral dilemma to its characters, he said.“Henry IV is about Prince Henry choosing his path in life, between [Sir John] Falstaff’s way of life and that of his father—a sort of severe rigor of justice and the law—versus a life of licentiousness and drunken debauchery,” Mudge said.Actors from the London Stage, a group of five professional actors from the London Theatre, will perform Much Ado About Nothing, Mudge said. Senior Guillermo Alonso, who plays Poins and Feeble in Henry IV and Bardolph in The Merry Wives of Windsor highlighted the unique experience the festival provides to Notre Dame and the community.“The main-stage show will allow audiences to experience a full-fledged professional production of Shakespeare, such as the one you might experience by going to the British National Theatre,” Alonso said. “The festival really offers a very unique theatrical experience.” Sophomore Helena Petlick, the stage manager for Merry Wives of Windsor and the assistant stage manager for Henry IV, said that the festival gives students a chance to experience theater in a way they never have before. “Students can go into the theatre right on campus and can engage with professional actors that have performed on Broadway and have acted in films in Hollywood,” Petlick said. Petlick believes seeing a live performance will lead students to see Shakespeare differently.“Unfortunately, there’s a preconceived notion that one has to be a scholar or English major to understand and enjoy Shakespeare, and that’s just not true,” Petlick said. Alonso said he also hoped the festival will give students a deeper appreciation of Shakespeare.“Students going to the festival will be able to witness just how malleable Shakespeare really is, and hopefully it will make them appreciate the genius behind the Bard.”A free performance of Merry Wives of Windsor will be held for students on August 25 at 7 p.m. in front of the Main Building. Henry IV will be performed from August 21-31 and Much Ado About Nothing will be performed from September 17-19 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 574-631-2800. Additional information on the NDSF can be found at Henry IV, London Stage, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare at Notre Damelast_img read more

Astros’ A.J. Hinch suspended for Sunday’s game after Angel Hernandez blowup

first_imgHernandez her Hinch’s comment and was angry before he shut down any questioning. Astros’ A.J. Hinch said Angel Hernandez made condescending, unprofessional comments after ejection Astros manager A.J. Hinch was suspended for Sunday’s game against the Braves by MLB after his ejection from Friday’s game by umpire Angel Hernandez.The league announced Hinch’s suspension and an undisclosed fine. The moves comes after Hinch argued with Hernandez in the first inning of the Astros’ spring game against the Cardinals. “He said that? Write it,” Hernandez said, then added, “No comment. He got ejected for arguing balls and strikes. That’s it.”Hinch later released a statement apologizing for his “emotional comments”— Houston Astros (@astros) March 17, 2019″I’m very passionate about our players and our team, but on Friday night I made some emotional comments that took attention away from the play on the field,” Hinch said. “I take responsibility for my actions and comments and accept the league’s decision.” Hinch called Hernandez “unprofessional” and “arrogant” afterward.”The fact that he wanted to throw me out in a spring training game is pretty ridiculous,” Hinch said after being tossed one pitch into the bottom of the first inning. “He’s known for overreaction a little bit.” Related Newslast_img read more

Leading players in women and girls’ 2019 squads

first_img Tags: elite golf, England squads Leading players have been named in the England women and girls’ squads for the 2019 season.There’s seven players in the home-based women’s squad; eight in the overseas squad and nine in the girls’ squad.New faces in the women’s squad include English amateur champion Georgina Blackman (pictured), who recently finished third in the Portuguese women’s open.Cara Gainer and Emily Toy, who have just represented England in Australia, also join the squad. During the Australian tour, Toy won the New South Wales stroke play championship.Emily Brennan, who scored a top 10 in the 2019 South American amateur, and Caley McGinty, winner of the Liphook scratch cup, are also included.They join Lily May Humphreys, the Curtis Cup player and Scottish open amateur champion, while Nicola Slater, the English women’s match play titleholder, moves up from the girls’ squad.There’s five new members of the girls’ squad who all made an impact last season: Jess Baker, Rafiah Banday, Rosie Belsham, Ellie Gower and Daisy Kennedy.They take their places beside Charlotte Heath, Thalia Kirby, Mimi Rhodes and Caitlin Whitehead, the European Young Masters and Asia Pacific champion.The overseas squad is made up of established England internationals who are pursuing their education in the USA and includes Curtis Cup players India Clyburn, Annabell Fuller and Alice Hewson.The full squads:WomenGeorgina Blackman, Chelmsford, EssexEmily Brennan, Trentham, StaffordshireCara Gainer, Castle Royle, BerkshireLily May Humphreys, Stoke-by-Nayland, EssexCaley McGinty, Knowle, GloucestershireNicola Slater, Lindrick, YorkshireEmily Toy, Carlyon Bay, CornwallGirlsJessica Baker, Gosforth Park Ladies, NorthumberlandRafiah Banday, Royal Mid-SurreyRosie Belsham, Whitley Bay, NorthumberlandEllie Gower, Gleneagles, ScotlandCharlotte Heath, Huddersfield, YorkshireDaisy Kennedy, Stoke Park, BuckinghamshireThalia Kirby, Stoke Park, BuckinghamshireMimi Rhodes, Burnham & Berrow, SomersetCaitlin Whitehead, Carus Green, CumbriaOverseas:Emma Allen, Meon Valley, HampshireIndia Clyburn, Woodhall Spa, LincolnshireAnnabell Fuller, Roehampton, SurreySamantha Fuller, Roehampton, SurreyAlice Hewson, Berkhamsted, HertfordshireHollie Muse, West LancashireHannah Screen, Berkhamsted, HertfordshireAmelia Williamson, Royal Cromer, NorfolkCaption: Georgina Blackman (copyright Vicki Head).Click here to find out more about all our squad players. 13 Feb 2019 Leading players in women and girls’ 2019 squads last_img read more

Get Flood Insurance Now Before Storm Season Hits

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County As we turn to the fall season, Thurston County emergency managers remind homeowners and renters that national flood insurance is the only dependable form of financial protection against flood damage.“Standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover damage from flooding, and just a few inches of floodwater inside a home can cause thousands of dollars to repair,” said Kathy Estes, Emergency Manager for Thurston County.Estes continued, saying that homeowners shouldn’t count on federal disaster aid for every flood. “Federal disaster assistance is available only for federally declared disasters. Most disaster assistance is inadequate to cover the cost of the damage and comes in the form of a loan, repayable with interest,” said Estes.  “Not all floods—even those causing thousands of dollars of damage—are declared disasters by the federal government.”National Flood Insurance Program policies, available through most insurance companies, pay claims whether or not a disaster is declared. Estes urges citizens to purchase flood insurance now because there is a 30-day waiting period after the first payment is made before the policy is effective. And all residents, even those who don’t live in a flood-prone area, can suffer devastating losses from flooding. Estes encourages residents throughout Thurston County to get the protection and peace of mind that only flood insurance can offer.Because the county has completed several flood mitigation and preparedness actions, residents of unincorporated Thurston County can get as much as a 30 percent discount for flood insurance.Flood insurance is also available to renters and can cover nonresidential buildings such as farm and commercial buildings. The National Flood Insurance Program will also cover structures that have been previously flooded.Information on the National Flood Insurance Program is available at 1-800-638-6620 or at Preparedness Tips and Resources:Sign up for Thurston County Emergency Management’s Telephone Alert System for river flooding. You can also follow Thurston County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.o   Telephone Alert System sign-up o   TCEM on Facebook: ThurstonEMo   TCEM on Twitter: @ThurstonEMDownload a copy of the annual Thurston County Flood Bulletin that includes kit checklists, evacuation tips, contact numbers for government agencies and utilities and more. The Fall 2013 Flood Bulletin is currently available at and the Fall 2014 edition is due to be posted online by September 23. Track river levels for rivers throughout Thurston County here.For more information on the Thurston County Emergency Management Division, click here.last_img read more

Spokane spoils party, dumps Leafs 6-2 in Peewee Rep Final

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsJared Gaylord scored twice to lead Spokane to a 6-2 victory over the host Leafs in the final of the Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Spokane scored twice two minutes into the contest — Gaylord and Connor McIntosh doing the damage — and never looked back holding period leads of 2-1 and 4-1. Bryce Twible scored both goals for the Leafs.Nelson was missing a few players to injury, including Jaden Bennett and Kaleb Comishin.The Leafs, finishing the round robin with a 3-1 record, advanced to the final by stopping Creston 2-1. The East Kootenay squad defeated Nelson in the final round robin contest Saturday. Spokane got past Elk Valley in the other semi final.The Leafs opened the tournament by stopping Elk Valley 7-6. Ben Woodward paved the way for Nelson, scoring three times for the victors. Twible added a pair while Jayden Maida and Taylor Cooper added singles.Curt Doyle earned the win in goal for Nelson.Five different players scored for the Leafs in a 5-1 decision over Cranbrook. Joey Timmermans registered the win in goal for Nelson.The Reps kept the winning streak alive by doubling rival Trail 6-3 Saturday morning. Cooper scored twice to lead Nelson.In the final round robin contest Creston scored three second period goals to dump Nelson 6-3. Everett Hicks scored twice to lead Nelson [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgWHITTIER MAN JUST MISSED WINNING A MILLION LAST YEAR WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced that it will host its second annual Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest on Santa Anita Derby Day, this Saturday. Fans attending on Santa Anita Derby Day are encouraged to enter, and if their name is selected, Santa Anita will provide a $1,000 win wager on a horse in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. The track will provide $1,000 win bets on each horse in the race and all contestants will watch the Derby together from the Santa Anita Winner’s Circle.Whichever horse wins, the contestant keeps all the money, including the $1,000 wager and the contestant will be assigned the Santa Anita Derby winner for the Kentucky Derby. If that horse goes on to win Racing’s Triple Crown, by sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, that lucky fan would win a $1 million jackpot.“We came very close to having a million dollar winner last year,” said Santa Anita Vice President, Marketing, Nate Newby. “Eddie Espinoza and his wife, Susan, selected California Chrome to win the Santa Anita Derby, which he did and then he obviously came very close to becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.“This contest generated tremendous excitement last year and we’re hoping it will again this year. We’ve got some outstanding horses that are pointing to our Derby and we have to be encouraged by the fact two out of the last three winners of the Santa Anita Derby went on to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown. It’s going to be a lot of fun and we just encourage everyone to come early on April 4 and make sure they submit their entries before 2 p.m.”In addition to the $1,000 win wager April 4, Santa Anita will also provide a $7,500 win wager in the Kentucky Derby May 2 and if it wins, a $10,000 win wager in the Preakness Stakes May 16. If the horse wins both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, as California Chrome did last year, the contestant would be in-line for a $1 million jackpot with a win in the Belmont Stakes, to be run June 6.Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest participants must be present to win on April 4 and must be 18 years of age or older. Please visit for details. –30–last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 17, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today we have cold air parked right over the top of the state as high pressure moves across Indiana. This high will try and slide off to the east and slightly south tomorrow, allowing west winds to develop, followed by southwest winds for Friday. That means we should see gradual improvement in our temperatures as we finish the week. Today will still face a slow grind up from some single digit and subzero temps this morning. However, there is a much better chance of seeing widespread sun across the state today, versus what we saw yesterday.West winds tomorrow take temps closer to normal, but it will take into Friday to see a fully normal temperature profile statewide. We expect highs to approach and exceed freezing on Friday. With the full on southwest winds, Saturday will likely be the warmest day of the next several, with temps a good 10-20 degrees above normal. Still, we should fall short of last week’s mild push. Sunday would have the potential to be just as warm as Saturday, if it were not for the clouds that we expect to fill on over the state.Our next system is delayed some this morning. We still expect plenty of clouds over the state for Sunday with scattered, hit and miss light rains. Moisture totals will be a few hundredths to a tenth or two maximum. But, it will lead to a damp feel overall. Still, we think heavier rains will hold off until later on. Coverage of the light action Sunday will be 60%.The cold front arrives here late Monday night and lingers into Tuesday. We see strong south winds averaging 15-30 mph as the front moves in. Rain totals are unchanged in our forecast this morning at .25”-.75”. Coverage will be 80% or better. This forecast has rains delayed a good 12 hours or more from our previous forecast Tuesday. The map above shows potential storm total rains for the Sunday-Wednesday morning period.The rest of next week sees colder air push in. However, a major cold air blast is not likely. We think the cold air will be good enough to trigger some light snows over the state (wet snow, but still more snow than rain) Tuesday night into early Wednesday. This will mostly be north of I-70, and will be most prevalent in the northeast quadrant of the state. A better front moves in for Thursday, bringing liquid equivalent precipitation of a .1”-.5” over 70% of the state. This moisture can come as rain, wet snow or a combination of both. The best snow chances will be later Thursday afternoon in central and northern parts of Ohio.Behind that minor wave, we still have a strong front on the way for the 28th as we start off the 11-16 day forecast period. This front has rain potential of half to 1.5” and coverage at 80% of the state. The timing of the cold air is still up for some debate, so at this time we have to leave our forecast to include rain, snow and a mix of the two. However, we do have colder air returning behind that system, and it will be cold enough to make our next system, one for the turn of the month on February 1, come as snow, and it looks to have excellent coverage with at least a half an inch of liquid to worth with.last_img read more

Mike Weinberg Simplifies Sales Management – Episode 45

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:50 — 24.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSOne of the most important roles in any sales oriented organization is that of the sales manager. So much depends on that individual being effective at motivating and training salespeople as well as being a personal coach to them to help them up their sales game. This episode is a conversation with Mike Weinberg about his new book, “Sales Management Simplified.” Mike’s got tons of insight into the sales world, the sales process, and the team dynamics that go on inside of companies that are detrimental to sales and company growth. If you are in a management role over salespeople, you can’t miss this episode.I get nervous when the sales leader is not focused on driving sales & leading ~ Mike WeinbergClick To TweetSales Managers need to avoid putting on the “Fire Chief Helmet.”Any business is going to go through seasons of difficulty, problems, and crises. Leaders are typically the ones who grab the fire hose and start to put out the fires because they are the ones who have the insight and drive to handle things. But sales managers cannot do that. Ever. Why? Because their job is the lifeblood of the organization: sales. If sales are not coming in, the organization cannot thrive. The sales manager who jumps out of his role as sales manager and into the role of fire douser will unintentionally strangle the organization.Why you should NEVER mix administrative and sales roles.It happens too often that companies large and small expect their managers to wear multiple hats. That’s OK where it’s possible, but one role that can never be coupled with an operational or administrative role is that of salesperson or sales manager. Why? Because the operational tasks and crises will ALWAYS be around and never totally fixed. The operational issues tend to feel more urgent, so they will naturally suck up the energy of the manager, leaving sales to languish in the dust. That’s where a company gets into trouble. Today’s episode features Mike Weinberg’s great insights into how to avoid the sales pitfalls most companies make, so be sure you take the time to listen and learn.Our job is not to worry about operations, our job is to bury the bastards ~ Mike Weinberg’s mentorClick To TweetMany sales organizations die because of lack of hands-on sales coaching.“My sales team sucks. I think I’m going to fire them all and start over.” That’s a statement that Anthony once heard from an upper manager in a sales organization. His response pointed out the problem… “What are you going to do with the 3rd set of salespeople?” His point was that another sales crew would result in the same problems, as would another one after that. Why? Because the sales team was not the real issue, the management was. Only the managers have the power to make changes, and much of what is needed is effective, hands-on coaching to make salespeople successful in their roles. Mike Weinberg drops a bomb of great information on this episode about simplifying the sales management role.How the big ego “sales expert” in the company often does more harm than good.Mike Weinberg has seen lots of companies where the big name, big ego sales leaders have literally destroyed the company. How did they do it? By pontificating and micromanaging. They stand around and tell everyone what the company’s numbers should look like but don’t offer much in the way of training or resources. They care more about activity reports than sales results and inadvertently communicate that they don’t trust their sales team or their sales managers. As he outlines the biggest mistakes sales organizations make, Mike shares the solutions through the concept of simplifying sales management to stay focused on what matters: sales.If you serve your people first, the sales come & the organization thrives ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Ian’s introduction of his friend, Mike Weinberg. The Customer Acquisition Symposium The overview of MIke’s book, “Sales Management Simplified.” What is the “Fire Chief Helmet” that Mike warns against? The danger of sales leaders getting caught up in administration or operations. The crisis that comes from a lack of coaching for sales teams. Why Mike wrote the book: the motivations behind it. The pervasive mistakes covered in Mike’s book and how to fix them.Resources & Links mentioned in this episode Get Anthony’s Sunday newsletter: 1119144752The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: Tweets you can use to share this episodeWhy you should never mix operational and sales roles in a company, with Mike WeinbergClick To TweetA coach sees something in you that you don’t see & helps you cross that gap ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Feds earmark cash to protect children from online sexual exploitation

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government has announced millions of dollars in new money for a national centre that works to protect children from online sexual exploitation.The Canadian Centre for Child Protection will receive $4.1 million over five years, and $857,000 a year ongoing.The centre, a registered charity, says victims of childhood sexual abuse often suffer great distress over the fact video or pictures of the crimes are circulating in cyberspace — adding to the pain they already experience.The new funding will allow the protection centre to develop and maintaining Arachnid, an automated crawler that detects online child sexual abuse images and videos, and can help ensure prompt removal.It will also help the centre identify victims and improving support for survivors, as well as continue operation of, a national tip-line for reporting online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.The centre will also receive $93,600 to establish a survivors’ network, allowing victims to connect and to create support resources.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Working with Colliva was great learning Farhan

first_imgMumbai: Actor-singer-songwriter Farhan Akhtar who has released his first solo music album titled “Echoes”, produced by Grammy Award-winning Italian producer Tommaso Colliva, says such collaborations are fruitful for creativity. Sharing his experience of working with an international producer who has worked with British band Muse and Mary Chain among others, Farhan told IANS: “Working with Tommaso was really amazing because his approach was quite different. He wanted to know the story behind each song, and what was my frame of mind when I was writing them. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “The atmosphere was so conducive that as a singer-songwriter I felt really excited to work on it. He wanted to do the production and sound following those written words. It really added value to the album. It was a great learning experience.” Asked if he would like to use the experience to contribute to the independent music scenario in India, where Bollywood music mostly overshadows it, Farhan said: “We are doing a lot of stuff through our movies. If you look at the recent example of ‘Gully Boy’, we have encouraged musicians from the underground scene. We often collaborate with independent musicians. I would love to support and encourage young talent, but look, this is not my full-time job.” Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “As a creative individual, I want to write more songs, tell more stories and perform with the hope that more people will feel inspired and come out with their creative ideas. I am always open to collaboration and think that’s also a way of supporting other artistes,” said Farhan, son of poet and screenplay writer Javed Akhtar. Farhan took around three years to write the 13 songs of the album “Echoes”, which was released on Friday. He went to Milan for recording of the tracks. Three songs; “Pain or pleasure”, “Why couldn’t it be me” and “Rareview mirror”, from the album were released online earlier. Sharing the core thought behind the album, the “Rock On!!” actor said: “I believe who we are today is the result of our experience in life so far. The emotional journey that we have gone through in life, in love, how we felt lost in love and then desolate.” “The reason why I am calling the album ‘Echoes’ is that somewhere all the emotional experiences are echoing in our mind even though we are not holding on to our past and moving on. This is really an emotional album.” The song titled “Why couldn’t it be me” was the result of the horrifying terrorist attack at the military school in Peshawar in 2014. On the story behind “Pain or pleasure”, Farhan said: “That song came from a personal space. At times in a relationship, feeling love for someone can get toxic. At times we really try to hang on to something that is really not there and you realise that healthy thing is to move on. “But then with the insane highs and terrible lows of a relationship, one has gone through, you want them all. There come the pain and pleasure of it.” Farhan will be seen opposite Priyanka Chopra Jonas in “The Sky Is Pink”, which will release in October.last_img read more