London Datebook: Beckham, Motherf**cker & More June Picks

first_img View Comments While Broadway slows down after the Tony Awards in June, London rolls merrily along, both on and off the West End. This month’s highlights include a stage musical premiere adapted from Keira Knightley’s career-making film, the National Theatre debut of the Broadway play with the famously unprintable title, and a hefty spate of the classics. Oh—and some Gershwin music, too!JUNE 1-7It’s All Greek to Them: North London’s ever-adventurous Almeida Theatre kicks off a three-play sequence of Greek classics with a new production of Aeschylus’ epic dynastic tragedy Oresteia, in a new version from director Robert Icke starring Lia Williams, who co-starred in Broadway’s first Skylight some 19 years ago. Opening night is June 5 of what promises to be a long but also soul-stirring evening.ALSO: It’s the first full post-opening week of the Donmar premiere of Steve Waters’ new play Temple, set during the 2011 Occupy demonstrations in London and starring the great Simon Russell Beale. June 7 sees the end of the acclaimed staging at Shakespeare’s Globe of The Merchant of Venice, starring two-time Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce as Shylock opposite his real-life daughter Phoebe Pryce playing his onstage daughter, Jessica.JUNE 8-14‘S Wonderful: We’ll find out if the song rings true on June 10 when the Chichester Festival Theatre south of London premieres director-choreographer Rob Ashford’s latest venture A Damsel in Distress, which combines a literary source in the ever-so-English P.G. Wodehouse with music from the deeply American George and Ira Gershwin. The starry cast is headed by Richard Fleeshman (Ghost), Summer Strallen (Top Hat), and Sally Ann Triplett (The Last Ship): can the West End be far behind?ALSO: The Royal Court’s intense-sounding Violence and Son, written by Gary Owen and directed by Hamish Pirie, opens June 8. The Barbican’s festival of work from Irish great Samuel Beckett sees a full and final week of performances of the Sydney Theatre Company production of Waiting for Godot, with Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh starring under the direction of Andrew Upton (who also happens to be Cate Blanchett’s husband).JUNE 15-21What’s In a Name: The scabrous title of the 2011 Broadway play The Motherf**ker with the Hat may have sent newspaper copy desks into a tizzy, but Stephen Adly Guirgis’ black comedy has kept both its name as well as New York cast member Yul Vazquez for the play’s British premiere opening June 17 at the National’s Lyttelton auditorium. Indhu Rubasingham directs this time around.ALSO: Final performances June 20 of both Sunspots, David Lewis’s play about star-gazing and sun-bathing at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, and Just Jim Dale, the Tony-winning Englishman’s canter through his life and art: last summer’s off-Broadway hit will complete a month-long West End run at the Vaudeville Theatre.JUNE 22-28Bend & Snap: The song from the musical adaptation of Legally Blonde wouldn’t be out of place in Bend it Like Beckham, the latest hit film to get the stage treatment. Lauren Samuels plays Jules, the part taken onscreen by Keira Knightley in 2002, with Natalie Dew as the football-mad Jess and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha is on hand to direct the show, with a score by Howard Goodall (music) and Charles Hart (lyrics). Opening night is June 25 at the Phoenix Theatre.ALSO: June 22 marks the opening night of Luna Gale at the Hampstead Theatre, written by American scribe Rebecca Gilman, directed by Michael Attenborough and starring Sharon Small and Corey Johnson. The starry West End revival of American Buffalo, starring Damian Lewis, Tom Sturridge, and John Goodman, and the Menier Chocolate Factory’s revival of Communicating Doors, with Rachel Tucker (Wicked, The Last Ship) distinguishing herself in a non-musical role, both play their final performances June 27.last_img read more

Dundee Café

first_imgA historic structure at the heart of the University of Georgia Griffin campus will undergo a $1 million renovation thanks to a gift from the Dundee Community Association.The nearly 100-year-old facility, which once housed mules that pulled plows and other farm equipment, will be repurposed into a café that will connect students and the surrounding community with the history of Griffin and Spalding County. The 3,900-square-foot Dundee Café at the Mule Barn is scheduled to open in summer 2018 in the historic structure near the campus student learning center.”I want to express my deepest gratitude to the Dundee Community Association for this generous gift,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “The new café will enhance the Griffin campus while further strengthening the ties between the university and the surrounding communities.” A historic structure at the heart of the University of Georgia Griffin campus will undergo a $1 million renovation thanks to a gift from the Dundee Community Association.”As the second-oldest structure on campus, the Mule Barn represents a part of the Georgia Experiment Station and University of Georgia history that will be preserved and cherished thanks to the generosity of the Dundee Community Association,” said Lew Hunnicutt, assistant provost and campus director at UGA-Griffin. “It will be the center and heartbeat of the academic quad, serving students and members of the Griffin/Spalding County community as well.”The UGA-Griffin campus was established in 1888 as the Georgia Experiment Station, part of a national network of agricultural research stations that were the forebears of today’s Cooperative Extension programs. The Mule Barn was built in 1920 to demonstrate a new construction technique to the state. Original woodwork remains on several walls. Additional historical elements include the names of mules written on the interior walls where their bridles were hung, as well as crop weight calculations written in pencil and ink. These and other historic features will be protected during renovation and will be a highlight of the café. The building will also host music and other events and house rotating exhibits on the history of the campus and surrounding community, including nearby Dundee Mills.Tom Gardner, chair of the Dundee Community Association, noted that textiles were a key industry in Spalding County, with Dundee Mills being the area’s largest employer for nearly a century.”The Dundee Community Association was focused on being a good corporate citizen and an essential partner in Griffin and Spalding County,” Gardner said. “It was known for its dedication to supporting and enhancing the quality of life of the mills’ employees and their families. Today, the Dundee Community Association is truly pleased that we can make this grant of $1 million to the UGA-Griffin campus. We believe the campus will be a vital part of the future growth of Griffin and the Spalding County community as it continues to expand educational opportunities, provides additional employment, and gains even more worldwide recognition through its research, instruction and service.”About UGA-GriffinThe UGA-Griffin campus was established in 1888 as the Georgia Experiment Station. It houses Extension services for the people of Georgia as well as internationally recognized research programs. It launched its first academic programs in 2005 and now offers undergraduate degree-completion programs and graduate degrees in fields ranging from agribusiness to education. UGA-Griffin is internationally known for its research in agriculture, food processing and food safety, among several other fields. Notable research centers at UGA-Griffin include the Center for Food Safety, the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, the Center for Urban Agriculture, and a Turfgrass Research and Education Facility. For more information on UGA-Griffin, see read more

Wisconsin Utilities Plan Midwest’s Largest Solar Farm

first_imgWisconsin Utilities Plan Midwest’s Largest Solar Farm FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wisconsin State Journal:Madison Gas & Electric and Wisconsin Public Service, of Green Bay, say they will be partners in purchasing two solar energy projects that would be the biggest solar installations not only in Wisconsin, but throughout the Midwest.The Badger Hollow Solar Farm will be massive—with as many as 1.2 million solar panels over 3,500 acres, according to developer Invenergy. It will be in Iowa County, between the villages of Montfort and Cobb, about 60 miles west of Madison, and it could produce as much as 300 megawatts of electricity when the sun is shining.The Two Creeks solar project, proposed by NextEra Energy Resources, will be in northeastern Wisconsin in the town of Two Creeks and will generate up to 150 megawatts.MGE plans to buy 50 megawatts of each of the installations; WPS will buy 100 megawatts of each. Total cost for the two utilities will be about $390 million. MGE’s share of the cost will be $130 million.“This is another step forward as we move toward a more sustainable energy future and deep decarbonization,” said Jeff Keebler, MGE president and CEO.More: MGE to Buy Part of 2 Major Solar Farms Planned in Wisconsinlast_img read more

July 1, 2005 Letters

first_imgJuly 1, 2005 Letters Letters Journal Directory I note that the Bar’s Board of Governors has (gratefully) agreed to reinstate the courts section into the 2005 (and perhaps later) printed edition(s) of the Journal’s September directory issue.I note, however, that Communications Committee Chair Mike Glazer indicated that the cost to the Bar would be $9,200. Although the statement is/was factual, it has a connotation of shame or blame to it — as in, “You protestors cost us an extra $9,200.” Depending on the actual membership, on any given date, that “cost” would appear to be between 15 and 25 cents per member — a nonbankrupting sum.Additionally, if the Communications Committee is really concerned with saving the Bar (and its members — who are “us”) a dollar or two, perhaps the consideration should be made to eliminate all the attorney listings instead, and make that listing available as an online Web site option. Each member who actually wants the printed attorney list could also check off a block on his/her annual fees and CLE statement in July that he/she wants the full attorney listing printed, and then receive the larger version. In the meantime, the full membership would receive in the mail the smaller version, with only advertisers, courts, services, etc., contained in it.The resultant reduction in printing costs would be immense; and the subsequent savings in mailing would be nearly as great.Golly, that accumulated savings just might be able to be passed on to the membership by way of a fees reduction, or at least by a postponement of the (inevitable) fees increase. (Jonathan Swift would be proud.) Richard Clinton Keene Neptune Beach Wrongly Incarcerated I for one have heard more than I want to about Wilton Dedge and his newfound friend, Sandy D’Alemberte.Dedge was wrongly convicted, incarcerated, and deprived of his liberty for 22 years. What happened to him was unfair. But as my wise old high school history teacher Mr. Gettys used to say: “Unfairness is a condition of life.”Mr. Dedge is suing the State of Florida, which did neither more nor less than its duty: It received a convicted felon sentenced to prison and. . . . imprisoned him. Why sue the state? As the News article explains, because they don’t want to sue the victim, or the jailhouse informant (even though it was their testimony that caused Dedge’s conviction and incarceration). They don’t want to sue the people whose testimony led to his conviction, so, sue the state. They apparently think depriving taxpayers of their property will bring justice to the case.I’d like to suggest a couple of ideas. First, “due process” does not mean perfect process. The fact is, Mr. Dedge was deprived of his liberty after due process, and, albeit late, his liberty was restored by due process.Second, let’s compare what Mr. Dedge is seeking ($5 million) to what an American prisoner of war would receive. That would be. . . zero. There was a bill in Congress several years ago proposing compensation for POWs — which didn’t pass — but let’s see how that proposed compensation package measures up to Mr. Dedge’s demand. Dedge wants $5 million. For POW’s H.R. 850 (2003) would pay: $540 per month. So 22 years x 12 = 264 x $540 = $142,560. So, Dedge thinks that his damage is 35 times as grievous as, say, John McCain’s stay in the Hanoi Hilton. Maybe he thinks so, but I don’t. I suggest that counsel for Mr. Dedge consider the old legal maxim damnum absque injuria. I was never good at Latin, but I think that means “enough already.” Get on with your life and stop trying to feel sorry for yourself at taxpayer expense. Donald W. Lock Melbourne Economic Loss Rule Principles The Florida Supreme Court’s recent discussion of the “economic loss rule” in Indemnity Insurance Company of North America v. American Aviation, Inc., is, I respectfully submit, the regrettable perpetuation of a tortured and mangled jurisprudence bearing further commentary. Phrases like “economic loss rule” or “zone of danger” are bothersome and unhelpful legal conclusions. Some people even use the initials “ELR” which invites more trouble. We would help ourselves, our clients, and the courts by simply using a multi-prong list of largely constant but occasionally changing public policy factors or criteria which are methodically reviewed and analyzed whenever we ask, “May Party A recover from Party B for economic losses under a negligence theory?” The economic loss rule is a vagabond doctrine, not a rule so much as a combination of public policy considerations converging to form a single legal conclusion — that A cannot sue B in tort for economic losses. It is a legal conclusion arrived at for different reasons in different factual scenarios which is why the supposed rule seems inconsistently applied from Moyer to AFM to Casa Clara to Moransais and now Indemnity Insurance. We now say there are “exceptions” to the economic loss rule in the form of recognized causes of action against architects, appraisers, title agents, lawyers, consultants, insurance agents, and a myriad of other persons or entities sued under Restatement of Torts (Second) §552 or based on other grounds (public policy).The Supreme Court’s opinion in Indemnity Insurance invites some bizarre doctrinal three-step process which requires one to ask whether the parties are in contractual privity, whether the defendant manufactures or distributes a defective product or whether there is some exception to the “rule.” The third element is really the key. To say there is or is not (or should be or should not be) a duty owed by A to B in tort for recovery of economic losses inevitably flows from the court’s consideration of various socio-economic, legal, empirical, practical, and philosophical factors.The “economic loss rule” or “tort duty” factors from Prosser, Learned Hand, and other jurists have always been these: the severity of manifest harm or injury, the ability of the party to avoid liability by changing its behavior, the importance of the activity to the individuals and society, the extent to which a party may obtain indemnity through insurance or other means (the contract concept), the likelihood of recurrence, the ability of the court to fashion a workable rule of law, the prospect of future litigation, the affect on a particular industry, and the effect on similarly situated plaintiffs. This combination of factors make up the “economic loss rule principles” that underlie the discussion but which are rarely articulated in most of the opinions. Bits and pieces of the factors surface like flotsam on the sea of jurisprudence. Duty is a question of law for the court not a jury question.Please do not speak of the “economic loss rule,” but write and speak only about the economic loss rule principles or public policy criteria that weighs for or against a legal duty being imposed. Using buzzwords is like using a metric wrench in lieu of a standard. It will work for a good long while but go to it often enough and eventually you will strip out the nut and be stuck with a nasty problem. The sooner we stop using the words “economic loss rule,” as an argument and recognize that it is only a conclusion derived from a distillation of public policy factors we will be on our way to a more readily understood and sound tort jurisprudence. The first step is simply to stop calling the economic loss rule a rule. Any discussion of “exceptions” wrongfully reinforces the notion that a true rule exists. I guess, if you think the holes in Swiss cheese are exceptions to the rule of cheese. David W. Henry Orlando July 1, 2005 Letterslast_img read more

8 ways to avoid card fraud during the holidays and beyond

first_img 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr By all estimates, the upcoming holidays should give retailers a reason to celebrate. According to Marketwatch, the 2017 holiday shopping season promises to be the second best since the end of the great recession – growing by 5.7 over the 2016 season.A recent Deloitte survey indicates that this year’s holiday shoppers will purchase 15 gifts during the season on average — and spend approximately $228 more per household than last year. Deloitte data also suggests that most gifts (51 percent) will be bought online, an increase of 18 to 21 percent over the 2016 holiday season.While all this great news bodes well for your card portfolio, remember also that from Black Friday on fraudsters will be even more diligent in their efforts. And, while fraud detection systems, analysts and strategies are tremendous assets you can leverage, the best way to stop a fraudster is with an informed, vigilant and technologically equipped member.Here are some expert tips to share with members: continue reading »last_img read more

DCH Foundation to share future vision at upcoming meeting

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — At the annual meeting of the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation on Wednesday, January 17, DCH’s new Director of Charitable Development and Fundraising, Sarah Siegrist, will share her vision of future growth for the Foundation.“Supporting the wonderful work of Dearborn County Hospital is the mission of the Foundation,” Ms. Siegrist stated. “It is committed to helping DCH grow and develop to provide the best quality care for Southeastern Indiana.”Ms. Siegrist joined Dearborn County Hospital in October of 2017. She came to DCH from her previous position as Director of Development and Communications at Gorman Heritage Farm, an education-based nonprofit working farm in Evendale, Ohio. In her two years with GHF, she raised more than $425,000 for the organization and directed GHF’s fundraising activities, such as its Sunflower Festival and Row By Row Dinner. Ms. Siegrist also created the farm’s memorial giving program, developed its Annual Giving campaigns and wrote grants to support educational programming.As the Director of Charitable Development and Fundraising at DCH, her responsibilities will be to develop, implement, administer and maintain a comprehensive and multifaceted program for sustainable charitable giving and fundraising for the benefit of Dearborn County Hospital and its programs and services. The DCH Foundation voted in 2017 to create this position to assist the Foundation members in fundraising and other projects.“I am thrilled to be the Director of Charitable Development and Fundraising for Dearborn County Hospital,” Ms. Siegrist said. “My husband, Robert Kirchgassner, and I have extensive family connections in Southeastern Indiana. I personally know this is a wonderful community devoted to helping and supporting each other and it is a joy to serve in this position.”All contributors to the Foundation in 2017, life members and major donors are invited to attend the annual meeting luncheon at noon in the Ohio Room on January 17. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting the DCH Foundation at 812/537-8322 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8322, by Monday, January 15. The cost of the luncheon is $12 per person. Individuals who are unable to attend the luncheon are welcome to attend the business portion of the meeting.The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation accepts both private and corporate contributions on behalf of the hospital. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors which is comprised of business and civic leaders. The Foundation allocates funds for a variety of hospital projects and programs including the awarding of healthcare scholarships. For more information on the Foundation please visit read more

David L. Meyer, 86

first_imgDavid L. Meyer, 86, Greensburg, died at 3:48 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Born, March 30, 1932 in Decatur County, Indiana, he was the son of John Henry and Clara Dorothy (Schoettmer) Meyer. He had worked his whole life with his brothers at Meyer Brothers Farms. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He is survived by several cousins, Velma Meyer, William (Joan) Meyer, Jim (Rita) Meyer, Alvina (Kenny) Kress, Mildred Giddings, and Gerald Schoettmer; special friends, Rick and Angie Bills. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Charles Meyer, Alfred Meyer, and Dennis W. Meyer. Family and friends will gather at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. The family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

GFF’s 2016 Financial Statements reveal $45.7M unaccounted debts and income claims

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will have lots to answer at Saturday’s Extraordinary Congress, following the revelations of their Audited Financial Statements for the year ending December 31, 2016, which was done by Ram and McRae, Chartered Accountants, Professional Services Firm.In fact, the primary purpose of the congress is to present the audited statements for 2016 and for it to be approved by the Congress.Ram and McRae, upon completion of the Audit, could have offered only a ‘Qualified Opinion’, where it stated that in the ‘Basis for Qualified Opinion’, the GFF did not maintain adequate documentation of transactions with suppliers and consequently, Ram & McRae could not determine the accuracy, validity and completeness of accounts payable and accruals stated at $89,881,316 in the financial statements. Of this amount, a total of $48,320,142 was supported by third party confirmations and other audit evidence.“Additionally, adequate documentation for expenses paid during the year under review, totalling $2,319,499 was not provided during our test of controls,” Ram & McRae said in the basis for the qualified opinion.According to the findings of the Financial Audits, the GFF “did not maintain adequate documentation in respect of game and other income stated at $21,051,698 in the financial statements. Of this amount, a total $16,834,029 was supported by receipts and other audit evidence.”The GFF president Wayne Forde could not have been reached for a comment on the findings, while Chronicle Sport reached out to a number of the Federation’s affiliates.While some affiliated associations’ representatives refused to comment, stating that they will reserve their comments for Saturday’s congress, some spoke and asked to remain anonymous, out of fear of victimisation.One affiliate said at the Congress, the GFF will have to answer why wasn’t there any finance committee meeting for more than a year, up until recently, and why the audit and compliance committee hasn’t been constituted after two years in office.Chronicle Sport was informed that since August 26, the GFF Finance Committee, a constituted body, only met on November 23, 2017.In May, the GFF held a congress, but absent from the agenda was the Financial Report, and according to another affiliate, “the GFF has changed plenty Financial Controllers since Forde came in, so of course they’re going to be irregularities. It will be interesting to see how Mr Forde and others respond to this because they came in championing good governance and accountability.”Indeed, upon taking office following a period of being governed by the country’s first FIFA-installed Normalisation Committee, Forde said his presidency should be remembered by their transparency and proper management of the game.“When you have over $45M unaccounted for in the debts and claims of income, of course that’s enough to make you wonder where all the money went and who were these debts paid to,” another affiliate member said.last_img read more

Liverpool Roar Back to Demolish Stoke

first_imgA Giannelli Imbula own goal and a first Premier League goal of the season for Daniel Sturridge in the second half put the seal on a third straight victory for the Reds, who are still unbeaten at Anfield this season.The win allowed the Reds to move back to within six points of Premier League leaders Chelsea as they moved back above Manchester City, who they host at Anfield on New Year’s Eve. Without a win in four games, Stoke are 13th.Klopp stuck with the same team that had beaten Middlesbrough and Everton away in their last two outings as Simon Mignolet was again preferred to Loris Karius in goal.The Belgian had kept clean sheets in each of these games but he was beaten here inside 12 minutes as Stoke stunned the home fans.Erik Pieters was quicker onto a loose ball than either Sadio Mane or Nathaniel Clyne just outside the area and his cross from the left was met by Walters at the near post. Mignolet got a touch to his header but could not keep it out.Stoke were the last visiting team to win at Anfield when they beat Liverpool 1-0 in the League Cup semi-final, second leg, back in January — although they eventually lost on penalties that night.Their boss Mark Hughes had never won away to Liverpool as a manager in the Premier League but Stoke had their hosts on the ropes for a while after going in front.Back at Anfield for the first time since leaving Liverpool in the close season, Joe Allen engineered himself space in the box before seeing his shot saved by Mignolet as Stoke almost doubled their lead.There were groans coming from the Kop but Firmino lifted the home fans in the crowd of over 53 000 when his shot was blocked on the line by Peter Crouch and the equaliser then arrived after 34 minutes.Glen Johnson appeared to want to control the ball inside his own six-yard area and Lallana pounced to tuck a low shot from a tight angle between goalkeeper Lee Grant and the near post and in for his seventh goal of the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EPLA fine finish by Roberto Firmino helped Liverpool to come roaring back from behind and beat Stoke City 4-1 as they reclaimed second place in the Premier League table yesterday.Jurgen Klopp’s side were rattled for a spell after Jonathan Walters headed Stoke into an early lead at Anfield, but Adam Lallana restored parity before Brazilian striker Firmino netted with a minute of the first half remaining.last_img read more

Senior administrator David Carrera no longer at USC, under Title IX investigation

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Keck School of MedicineUSC Vice President of Advancement and Health Sciences Development David Carrera is no longer employed by the University as of last week, USC officials confirmed Wednesday.Gretchen Means, executive director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, said in a statement to the Daily Trojan that her office opened an investigation into Carrera after receiving complaints, during which he was put on administrative leave.The Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday that Carrera was being investigated for sexual harassment allegations. USC officials did not confirm the report.“We do not tolerate behavior that violates our strict policy and take appropriate disciplinary action when it does,” Means said in a statement to the Daily Trojan.The Times reported that USC received five complaints about Carrera’s behavior, and that the investigation into Carrera was launched in August, following the Times’ July report on the illicit lifestyle of former Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito. USC appointed Carrera to the senior position in August 2014. He oversaw the development of Keck Medicine of USC affiliate hospitals and the advancement of academic programs and research centers for the Keck School of Medicine. USC did not respond to multiple requests for comment on whether Carrera resigned from his position or if he was fired.Means said that the investigation regarding Carrera is still ongoing.Rohit Varma, Puliafito’s successor, also resigned from his deanship last week. Varma’s resignation occurred on the same day The Times revealed he was disciplined after a sexual harassment allegation surfaced in 2003.“Discrimination and harassment have no place at USC,” Means said in the statement. “The investigation is still ongoing and will continue until we fully complete our findings.”EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been updated for clarity.last_img read more