Taye Diggs Begins Performances in Hedwig on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Taye Diggs will assume the role of our favorite internationally ignored song stylist in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on July 22. The stage and screen star takes over for Darren Criss at the Belasco Theatre and is set for a 12-week engagement. Rebecca Naomi Jones continues in the role of Yitzhak.Hedwig will mark Diggs’ return to Broadway after nearly 12 years, when he briefly played the role of Fiyero in Wicked opposite his wife at the time Idina Menzel (the two separated in 2013). He has appeared in Rent and Chicago (he also appeared in the screen adaptations of both), as well as Carousel and off-Broadway’s The Wild Party. His screen credits include Private Practice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Best Man and Brown Sugar. He is currently in production for the second season of Steven Bochco’s crime drama Murder in the First.Written by 2015 Tony honoree John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Trask’s score features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love” and “Angry Inch.” Michael Mayer directs the Tony-winning production.  Related Showslast_img read more

Burton makes Fast Magazine’s fast list

first_imgFAST COMPANY RANKS THE WORLD’S 50 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES:EIGHT OF THE 50 ARE BASED IN THE NORTHEAST(FAIRFIELD, CT, NEW YORK, NY, STRATHAM, NH, ARMONK, NY,BURLINGTON, MA, BURLINGTON, VT, CORNING, NY)NEW YORK, February 20, 2008 Fast Company magazine has announcedits “Fast 50” list of the world’s most innovative companies. Eight of the 50firms named to the 2008 list are based in and around the Northeast (Fairfield,CT, New York, NY, Stratham, NH, Armonk, NY, Burlington, MA, Burlington, VT,and Corning, NY). The Fast 50 firms in the Northeast that made the list are:No. 4 GE (Fairfield, CT)No. 12 News Corp. (New York, NY)No. 21 Timberland (Stratham, NH)No. 22 IBM (Armonk, NY)No. 24 Anomaly (New York, NY)No. 31 IRobot (Burlington, MA)No. 35 Burton (Burlington, VT)No. 38 Coring (Corning, NY)Expanded profiles of theses companies can be found athttp://tinyurl.com/3catzj(link is external).The list also highlights how innovation can drive economic growth. From greenconsumer-products phenomenon Method to 100-year-old Corning, whichspends $2 million each workday on R&D, the list celebrates companies thatare redefining the rules of business through new ideas.Other notable 2008 Fast 50 firms include:No. 1 Google (Mountain View, CA)No. 2 Apple (Cupertino, CA)No. 3 Facebook (Palo Alto, CA)No. 4 GE (Fairfield, CT)No. 5 Ideo (Palo Alto, CA)The complete list and related stories appear in the March 2008 issue of FastCompany magazine (available on newsstands February 19 – March 25).Expanded profiles can be found at http://tinyurl.com/3catzj(link is external), where users canalso nominate their own Fast 50 Reader Favorite.Fast Company Editors are available to discuss the most innovative companiesand how new ideas and fresh initiatives can lead the U.S. to economic growth.About Fast Company magazine:Founded in 1995 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC, award- winning Fast Company magazine (www.FastCompany.com(link is external)) covers the ideas,trends and visionaries that are sparking change and creating the future ofbusiness. With a total paid circulation of 746,161, Fast Company explores theprofound innovation, creative breakthroughs, best and “next” practices thatare driving the business world. # # #last_img read more

Military Forces from around the World Assist Ecuador in Earthquake Recovery

first_imgBy Dialogo April 26, 2016 Hours after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Ecuador on April 16th, leaving more than 650 dead and over 16,000 wounded, countries from around the world instructed their security forces to help rescue survivors, deliver humanitarian aid, and remove bodies lying in the rubble. In most cases, aid arrived on military planes from nearby countries, such as Peru and Colombia, and countries as far away as Spain, and in other cases the assistance arrived by sea aboard naval vessels. Peru, Ecuador’s neighbor to the south, has already provided 61 tons of humanitarian aid. The Air Force of Peru (FAP) used Hercules and Spartan aircraft from the Military Air Group No. 8 to ship the aid, while the Peruvian Navy also sent the vessel Tacna, its largest naval logistical support unit. The BAP Tacna is endowed with multiple capabilities, such as the ability to supply water and fuel to remote areas, carry up to 11,000 tons of supplies, and operate at a range of up to 30 days. Peru also provided Ecuador with three military helicopters that were assigned to the more isolated areas of the country. The assistance from Colombia, Ecuador’s neighbor to the north, was commanded personally by President Juan Manuel Santos, who landed at the port city of Manta, one of the cities most affected by the earthquake, on April 23rd, together with approximately 25 tons of humanitarian aid brought in by four flights and two ships with food and water. “[We want] to tell the Ecuadorean people [that] the Colombian people are here, ready to help in any way that we can. This help is only the tip of the iceberg… we will do what they ask of us and what we can do ourselves. It is in these difficult times when the true friends show themselves; and the Colombian people and the Ecuadorean people are more than just friends; we are brothers, which is why we are here,” Pres. Santos said on his arrival. “[Ecuador’s] corps of engineers are here working hard and have conducted surveys of critical areas, the overall infrastructure, and the current conditions,” Ecuadorean Rear Admiral Rafael Poveda, commander of the Naval Infantry, who is in charge of the deployment of military forces during the earthquake emergency, said in an interview with Diálogo. “The complementary assistance that the international teams provided us was very good; [they have been] very professional, and the teams came from different countries, such as Colombia, Peru, Venezuela,” said Rear Admiral Poveda. “A significant delegation also came from Mexico, as well as Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, France, Spain, and Russia. They have done an outstanding job.” World response Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, meanwhile, ordered the activation of the “Protocol for the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Services”, sending a Federal Police Boeing 727 to Ecuador with a contingent comprising members of the Navy, Army, Federal Police, Mexican Red Cross, and Civil Protection Service. The Argentine government sent a Hercules C-130 with 21 Air Force service members who were authorized to participate in the tasks of logistics and the supply of equipment for the identification of bodies. Argentina also sent tents, water purification tablets, blankets, basic care medicines, hygiene kits, and kitchen sets. The Bolivian Air Force also used a Hercules C-130 to send humanitarian aid consisting of 3,000 liters of water, a half ton of medicine, and 50 search and rescue specialists from the SAR-FAB group, accompanied by a trained dog to search for survivors caught in the rubble. El Salvador sent a group of 25 rescuers from the National Fire Department, the Police, the Red Cross, and three other Salvadoran first responder units. Chile sent 49 specialists from the Search and Rescue Unit of the Fire Department of Chile to aid the affected population in Ecuador. It also sent six tons of equipment needed for search and rescue operations to find people trapped in the rubble. Likewise, Spain sent an Air Force Airbus aircraft with 50 members of the Military Emergency Unit, rescue dogs, and autonomous lighting material. France deployed 64 civil rescue specialists and more than 30 specialized Soldiers for water purification projects. For their part, South Korea, Norway, and the Netherlands announced that they would be sending funds to help with the Ecuadorian emergency. Close coordination In addition to the formal protocols between the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador and their colleagues in other countries, Ecuador has assigned a military coordinator to direct the work of the various delegations that have arrived in the country with humanitarian aid, rescue specialists, and demolition equipment. “There is ongoing coordination between the foreign ministries of these countries. There are already established protocols, and as a result of those protocols they can enter our country depending on the needs that we have,” explained Rear Adm. Poveda. “When the teams come in, there has been a military coordinator who directs the teams to the disaster areas that need the help of rescuers. That has been the method. There has been an ongoing rotation of staff based on the work being carried out. That control has been carried out by the Armed Forces.” “After the [rescue] stage, which is almost complete, we move on to the next stage, which is related to the implementation of heavy equipment, focused on debris removal and controlled demolition,” concluded Rear Adm. Poveda. Carolina Loza contributed to this story from Quito, Ecuador.last_img read more

What Man City’s Champions League ban means for Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham

first_img View 3 comments What Man City’s Champions League ban means for Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘The club has formally complained to the Uefa disciplinary body, a complaint which was validated by a CAS ruling.‘Simply put, this is a case initiated by Uefa, prosecuted by Uefa and judged by Uefa.‘With this prejudicial process now over, the club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City The ban could be good news for City’s Premier League rivals (Picture: Getty)Following UEFA’s announcement, Manchester City said they were ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by the decision and would appeal.A statement from the Premier League club read: ‘The club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek out an independent body and process to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence in support of its position.‘In December 2018, the Uefa chief investigator publicly previewed the outcome and sanction he intended to be delivered to Manchester City, before any investigation had even begun.‘The subsequent flawed and consistently leaked Uefa process he oversaw has meant that there was little doubt in the result that he would deliver. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Feb 2020 7:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kSharescenter_img Man City’s Premier League rivals look set to benefit from their Champions League ban (Picture: Getty)Manchester City’s Premier League rivals look set to benefit after UEFA banned the club from the Champions League for the next two seasons.UEFA announced on Friday that City had been banned from playing in any European club competition in 2020-21 and 2021-22 over ‘serious breaches’ of financial fair play.The reigning Premier League champions will also be forced to pay £25million, although the decision is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Manchester City have confirmed they intend to appeal but, if they are unsuccessful, the Premier League’s fifth-placed team will seemingly be in line to qualify for the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile UEFA and the Premier League have not confirmed what will happen regarding England’s qualification spots, Article 4.08 of UEFA’s admission criteria for European club competitions says:‘A club which is not admitted to the competition is replaced by the next best-placed club in the top domestic championship of the same association, provided the new club fulfils the admission criteria.’That development will be seen as a substantial boost at Sheffield United, Tottenham, Everton, Manchester United, Wolves and Arsenal, who are all looking to make up ground on fourth-placed Chelsea.It is also welcome news for Frank Lampard, who will now be aware that Chelsea may still qualify for next season’s Champions League even if they slip to fifth in the English top-flight this season. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Bosch’s cross-border plan thwarted by regulatory hurdles

first_imgHowever, after several months of planning, including feasibility studies on how the German Pensionsfonds could operate cross-border, Bosch decided to put the project aside.“We wanted to create a harmonised pension provision for all affected subsidiaries in Austria, funded by the Bosch Pensionsfonds,” a spokesperson told IPE.“It has always been our aim to go cross-border. Starting the project in Austria seemed reasonable to us, not least with regard to good preconditions. Nevertheless, we had to postpone the project because of regulatory hurdles, which makes cross-border activities considerably more challenging than it should be.” BVK and Bosch accept the award for best pension fund in Germany at the IPE Awards in Dublin in December 2018.L-R: Michael Gradl, BVK; Thomas Adler, Invesco; Dirk Jargstorff, Bosch; Hans Rübel, BoschVBV is a multi-employer pension provider and the largest scheme in Austria. At the IPE Awards in Dublin in December, the scheme was presented with the award for best pension fund in Austria jointly with APK Vorsorgekasse.Bosch’s German pension plan has €3.5bn in assets. It received the IPE award for best pension fund in Germany in December, taking the prize jointly with BVK.Bosch pension director Dirk Jargstorff will reveal details of the process and the hurdles the company encountered in an article in the September issue of IPE. German engineering firm Bosch has transferred its Austrian pension plan to the €10.4bn VBV Pensionskasse after regulations stopped its initial aim of consolidating funds in Germany.At the end of 2018, Bosch decided to consolidate its existing pension plans and to implement a new defined contribution pension plan, covering approximately 2,000 employees of various subsidiaries in Austria.The company initially intended to fund pension obligations through a company-owned Pensionsfonds vehicle domiciled in Germany.last_img read more

Report: Avin International Buys HMM’s Tanker Pair

first_imgGreece-based tanker shipping company Avin International has emerged as the new owner of two MR2 tankers bought from South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), according to information provided by VesselsValue.The tankers in question are Oriental Emerald and Oriental Ruby and they were purchased in an en bloc transaction for USD 21 million.In April, World Maritime News reported that another Greek company, Benetech Shipping, reached an agreement with HMM to buy the two 50,400 dwt ships. Under the deal which was subsequently terminated, the shipping company planned to acquire Oriental Emerald for USD 12.1 million and Oriental Ruby for USD 12.3 million.“There was a deal between HMM & Benetech that fell through as it was still under negotiations,” a representative from VesselsValue told World Maritime News, confirming that the new buyer is Avin.When contacted, HMM said it cannot confirm anything related to this matter.Each featuring a length of 189 meters and a width of 32 meters, the tankers were built by South Korea’s SLS Shipbuilding in 2005.The recently acquired tankers will join Avin’s fleet of more than 30 vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Koulibaly: Why I bought an apartment in Paris

first_imgNapoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, has explained why he purchased  an apartment in Paris. Koulibaly It’s emerged Koulibaly recently splashed out on an apartment in the heart of Paris, sparking talk of a summer move to PSG. But Italian reporter Valter De Maggio insists the Senegal international buying high end property is nothing new.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Air Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19center_img He explained on Radio Radio: “Sources in Naples assured that the purchase of a house by Koulibaly has nothing to do with a transfer to PSG. “He also bought an apartment in Milan, but that does not mean that he will go to Inter or Milan. Read Also:Koulibaly: How Sarri benched me after attending son’s birth “He loves investing in real estate…” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Fire razes poultry farm in Sta. Barbara

first_imgSmoke and flames are seen billowing from poultry farm houses in Barangay Binangkilan, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo around 2 p.m. on April 23. BARANGAY BINANGKILAN VIA FACEBOOK It was not immediately clear what timethe responding firefighters were able declared a “fire out.” The farm was mostly made of lightmaterials, allowing the fast spread of fire, the investigators added. ILOILO City – Fire broke out at a poultryfarm in Barangay Binangkilan, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. According to arson investigators, thefire started razing the farm around 2 p.m. on April 23. The blaze gutted down four poultry farm houseswhich was owned by Sonny Retinio, a police report showed. As of this writing, the cause of thefire was not immediately clear. The total cost of damage, too, has yet to bedetermined./PNlast_img read more

Bulldogs Top Spartans In Tennis Action

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs defeated Connersville 5-0 in the varsity competition.SinglesNo. 1 – Lydia Olsen def. Sally Wilhoit 6-4, 6-2 No. 2 – Sarah Hoseus def. Halley Crum 6-0, 6-0 No. 3 – Ally Ritter def. Emiley Fox 6-0, 6-0DoublesNo. 1 – Brooke Bradford/Kelli Hartman def. Brittany Gabbard/Caitlyn Boggs 6-4, 6-2 No. 2 – Macy Simon/Karsen Worthington def. Olivia Holm/Shelby Brown 6-2, 6-1The junior varsity posted a 6-1 victory over the Lady Spartans.Winning singles matches for the Lady Bulldogs were Erin Longstreth, Alana Pinckley and Jenna Harmeyer. Doubles winners were Grace Heppner/Gabby Cooper, Anna Kick/Julia Hunter and Becca Reed/Maggie Schwettman.Both teams are 1-0 on the season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

Redknapp targeting happy road trip

first_img “Our home form has been excellent and that’s the key. We’ve had some real crunch games, real six pointers, beating Aston Villa, Leicester and Burnley at home,” Redknapp said. “We’re in good form at home and I couldn’t be more pleased with how we’re playing. “The key now is improving our away form, although there has been a big improvement in performances. Now we need to turn that improvement into points. “We’ve got a difficult game against one of the best teams in the Premier League in Everton. It will be tough, but we have to try and find a way to get some points.” Everton have endured a mixed campaign and sit 12th, but Redknapp refuses to read too much into their position. “It’s been one of those seasons because normally you can pick the teams who would be in the top seven at this stage,” he said. “But West Ham and Southampton have been fantastic, while Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham haven’t found the form we all thought they would. But there’s a long way to go yet.” Redknapp has denied making recent approaches for former Tottenham strikers Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe, who both play in Major League Soccer, but is interested in strengthening in January. “It’s going to be tight at the bottom and we’ll all be looking to improve our squads if we can,” he said. “If we can find a couple of players who can make bit of a difference, we’ll do that. But they have to be the right players. If we get them in, then great.” Harry Redknapp has challenged his QPR team to continue climbing away from relegation by winning their first away points of the season. The west London club stepped out of the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League last weekend with a 2-0 victory over Burnley, their third win in four matches at Loftus Road. But they have the worst away record in the competition having failed to secure even a draw in seven outings ahead of Monday night’s visit to Everton. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more