first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017 The Present View Comments Tickets are now available to witness Cate Blanchett’s Main Stem debut! The Academy Award winner will lead The Present, Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Platonov. Directed by John Crowley, the drama will also star Australian actor Richard Roxburgh and begin performances December 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Opening night is set for January 8, 2017.As previously reported, the cast will feature the 11 additional members of the world premiere Sydney Theatre Company production, including Anna Bamford, Andrew Buchanan, David Downer, Eamon Farren, Martin Jacobs, Brandon McClelland, Jacqueline McKenzie, Marshall Napier, Susan Prior, Chris Ryan and Toby Schmitz. The Present marks the Broadway debut of its entire cast.Adapted by Blanchett’s husband Upton, Chekhov’s Platonov was discovered in 1920 (16 years after the Russian playwright’s death). Set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s, The Present follows the widow Anna Petrovna (Blanchett) as she celebrates her birthday with a slew of guests, including the acerbic Platonov (Roxburgh) and his wife. Over the course of the party, unresolved relationships and regret quickly rise to the surface.The Barrymore Theatre is the current home of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; the Tony-winning play will end its run on September 4. Related Showscenter_img Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh (Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown) Star Files Cate Blanchettlast_img read more

first_imgOn the southern shore of Smith Mountain Lake, intertwined by idyllic rivers, and country roads is Franklin County, Va. The relatively secluded area boasts active paddling and cycling scenes among the bounty of Blue Ridge beauty. “We’re known here for the hook and bullet culture,” says Dave Wiseman of the Franklin County Freewheelers. “But we have really well-organized groups for kayaking and biking.”– Paddling Freaks –Franklin County has a big local paddling crew: The Creek Freak Paddlers. The group’s hundred-plus members predominantly paddle on the laid-back, beginner-friendly Blackwater and Pigg Rivers. On the Pigg River try the eight-mile stretch from Waid Park to Vernon Lee Lynch II Riverside Memorial Park. You can paddle the Blackwater 34 miles from Brubaker Park to Smith Mountain Lake.Every May the Pigg River Ramble is a full-weekend paddling festival with races and nighttime floats.– Land of Lakes –Smith Mountain Lake is the popular resort destination, which features 500 miles of shoreline, but the more rugged and remote Philpott Lake is also in Franklin County.– Preserved Path –Grassy Hill Natural Preserve is a popular local hiking spot with a seven-mile loop that’s owned by the Nature Conservancy, who purchased the property to save endangered plant species.– Best Road Ride –The Franklin Freewheelers ride every Thursday night along the area’s hilly country roads. A popular 36-mile loop route starts in Callaway, picks up the Blue Ridge Parkway, and returns via descent of Five-Mile Mountain.– Fat tire options –Mountain bikers ride the mix of singletrack and doubletrack at Waid Park.– Post-Ride Grub –You’ll find cyclists hanging out post-ride at El Rodeo Mexican restaurant in Rocky Mount.last_img read more

first_img Colombian Army troops delivered a catastrophic blow against the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerilla in southwest Colombia on March 30. Aka “Omar” or “Homero”, known as leader of the ELN, was taken down. He also served as confidant and finance chief to cohort aka “Yimmi” or “El Gato” (The Cat), the principal leader of the organization’s Manuel Vázquez Castaño front. During the operation, the Army troops carried out combat missions against members of the ELN’s ‘Camilo Cienfuegos’ company, in the Sierra municipality of Cauca department. The blow managed to break down the terrorist group, and 10 rifles, a 40mm grenade launcher, two 9mm pistols, ammunition, antipersonnel mines, fragmentation grenades, National Police and Military uniforms, as well as seven computers were seized. By Dialogo April 02, 2013 Homero had been part of this structure for 17 years, and his main responsibilities included purchasing coca paste, extortion, recruiting minors, kidnapping, and collecting fees in the municipalities of Vega, Sierra, Bolívar and their surrounding areas. As a result of the confrontation, two terrorists were killed. last_img read more

first_imgChelsea are reportedly open to offers for Spanish left-back, Marcos Alonso. The Telegraph state that Inter Milan are among the clubs interested in him, with formerboss Antonio Conte keen for a reunion with the defender.Advertisement Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson Loading… And he could be joined by team-mate Olivier Giroud at the San Siro with the Serie A side  also ready to sign the striker. Read Also:Diego Alonso: Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS franchise name first manager SunSport reported how the Blues are keeping tabs on Atalanta full-back Robin Gosens. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_img Loading… Olympic chiefs admitted Friday they face a “very big communications job” to soothe concerns over the coronavirus epidemic in the run-up to this summer’s Tokyo Games. The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) coordination commission insisted there was no danger of Tokyo 2020 being cancelled or moved, despite fears over the fast-spreading virus which has killed nearly 1,400 and infected around 64,000 – most of them in China. A big communication job lies ahead as the virus spreads ahead of Tokyo 2020 But he said the IOC will send out information packs to reassure athletes that it’s safe to come into contact with competitors from China. “The advice we have received from the World Health Organization (WHO) is that there is no case for a contingency plan to cancel or move the Games,” John Coates told reporters after a project review meeting. “Certainly it’s a very big communications job that needs to be undertaken,” he added, noting that China is set to send more than 600 athletes to Tokyo. “But we hear that most of the Chinese athletes are now out of China. I don’t know how many were to be involved in test events here, but I don’t see a problem if they’re coming from another country.” Coates promised lessons would be learned from Rio four years ago, when concerns over the mosquito-born Zika virus led to several top athletes pulling out of the Olympics, including golfers Jason Day and Rory McIlroy. “The WHO pointed out the likelihood of Zika being a problem at the time of the Games was very low,” he said. “But we did lose some athletes – Jason Day’s wife was pregnant. We didn’t communicate the information well enough.” Tokyo organisers have slammed “fake news” and scare-mongering over the coronavirus outbreak for causing panic ahead of the Games, which open on July 24. More than 25 countries have confirmed cases of the flu-like disease, which the WHO has declared a global health emergency. – ‘Tokyo 2020 on track’ – Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthcenter_img Japan, which registered its first fatality on Thursday of someone who had tested positive for the virus, is one of the worst-hit countries outside of mainland China. There have been 33 cases on land and more than 200 positive tests of people quarantined on a cruise ship floating off Yokohama since last week. Coates conceded that there could be fear among athletes about facing competitors from China. “We did talk about that,” said the Australian. “The IOC is going to ensure (information) kits are sent to all national committees to explain what’s happening around the world where Chinese athletes are competing,” he added. “But I can confirm Tokyo 2020 remains on track,” insisted Coates, who revealed IOC president Thomas Bach will lay a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the sidelines of the May 19-20 executive project review. The virus has already impacted sporting events in Asia, including Olympic qualifiers for boxing and basketball – both in China. Formula One’s Shanghai Grand Prix, scheduled to take place in April, has been postponed with the inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix also under threat. Read Also: NBA: Tatum powers Celtics over Clippers in double overtime Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has come under fire for its handling of the infection, especially quarantine measures seen as too lax in the early stages of the epidemic. “We don’t yet know who will be competing at test events so we can’t say anything for sure,” said Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto, when pressed to specify measures being taken to tackle the epidemic. “But we will have information from the qualifiers that are under way and take the necessary steps.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgCharm – who was tailing his husband –said she caught the two living together in a boardinghouse on Friday. She then calledthe police for assistance. The wife, 27-year-old Charm Nazareno, saidshe is determined to sue her husband Patrolman Glen Nazareno and 22-year-oldRhesa Funtecha of Barangay Switch, Tapaz, Capiz. Nazareno and Funtecha were detained inthe lockup cell of Police Station 1. Nazareno, who was assigned in the PoliceRegional Office 6, faces charges for concubinage and violation of Republic Act 9262, or the Violence Against Women and Children Act of2004./PN ILOILO City – Authorities arrested a policeofficer and his suspected mistress after they were traced by the former’s wifein their alleged love nest in Barangay Veterans Village. last_img

first_img“Wherefore…the undersigned InvestigatingProsecutor recommends the dismissal of the instant case there being no evidenceto support the charge,” read part of Alova’s Inquest Resolution dated March 2,2020. The cops suspected Jusa to be smokingmarijuana thus they arrested him and subsequently filed a complaint for violationof Section 11, Article II of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Jusa was subsequently released fromdetention at the Jaro police station. ILOILO City – The City Prosecutor’sOffice dismissed the illegal drug possession complaint that the police filed againsta 21-year-old resident of Barangay Anilao, Pavia, Iloilo. In Jusa’s case, the prosecutor pointedout, “probable cause not having been established, the respondent cannot be chargedfor illegal possession of illegal drugs.” According to Jusa’s family, they weremulling to countersue the police for illegal detention./PN The complaint was filed on Monday, March2, at around 2 p.m., Siacon said, and it was dismissed several hours after. “Na-dismiss ang case because wala sang marijuana residue nga nakuha sa aluminum foil that wasearlier seized from the suspect,” said Police Captain Eduardo Siacon, Jaro policestation chief. The police sent an official spot report aboutJusa’s Feb. 29 arrest to Panay Newson March 1 at around 12:08 p.m. The news about it came out the next day, March2. Siacon was referring to MikeJones Jusa whom members of the Iloilo City Mobile Force Company spottedsmoking on Feb. 29 in Barangay Tacas, Jaro district. In dismissing the complaint, theProsecutor II Valerie Parreño-Alova noted that Jusa’s drug test result wasnegative for the presence of dangerous drugs. In all prosecutions for violations of RA9165, according to Prosecutor Alova, “the corpusdelicti is the dangerous drug itself.” “Walana-substantiate sangpolice ang accusation,” Siacon admitted.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Neymar ‘super happy’ to return to training with PSG Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus Former Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has announced his retirement from football.The 34-year-old spent the last four seasons of his career with Hebei China Fortune of the Chinese Super League, whom he joined in 2016 from PSG.Lavezzi made the announcement with a post on Twitter in which he expressed his gratefulness for those who helped him during his career.“They were amazing years of this story,” Lavezzi said. “Years marked by learning, unique moments and lots of memories that will stay in my heart for good.“I am forever grateful for those who have stayed by my side throughout this journey. With lots of joy, I say goodbye to the most amazing phase life has given me. I’ve been extremely happy!”Lavezzi began his professional career with San Lorenzo in his native Argentina, where he helped his side win the Clausura in 2007.That same year Lavezzi made his senior debut with Argentina and also completed a move to Napoli, where he made his name in European football.With the Serie A side Lavezzi formed part of a fearsome attacking trio alongside Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.Lavezzi established himself as a star in Italy and helped Napoli to one piece of silverware during his time at the club, the 2011-12 Coppa Italia.After five seasons in Italy, Lavezzi moved on to France when he joined PSG in 2012 in a €26.5 million transfer.At Parc des Princes, Lavezzi would win far more trophies than he had previously in his career as he helped the club to a major run of silverware.The winger helped PSG win four consecutive Ligue 1 titles between 2012 and 2016 in addition to two Coupes de la Ligue and one Coupe de France.In 2016, Lavezzi became one of the first high-profile players to make a big-money move to the Chinese Super League when he joined up with Hebei China Fortune.The 2017 season was Lavezzi’s most prolific in China, as the Argentine star scored 20 goals and added 19 assists in 27 games.In 2019, his final season, Lavezzi managed to score three goals in 11 appearances.Internationally, Lavezzi scored nine times for Argentina in 51 caps, including six appearances at the 2014 World Cup as the Albiceleste finished runners-up to Germany.—  Tags: Ezequiel LavezziParis Saint-Germainlast_img read more

first_imgWest Brom will pay tribute to former Baggies striker Jeff Astle by wearing a replica 1968 FA Cup final kit against Leicester next month. Astle, who scored 174 goals in 361 games for the club, netted the winner as Albion beat Everton 1-0 at Wembley. The kit will be part of ‘Astle Day’ on April 11. Astle’s family will launch a foundation on the day in his name, which will promote care of other sufferers and research and education into CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) – a brain condition normally linked to boxing, from which Astle passed away aged 59 in 2002. Press Associationcenter_img The Baggies confirmed it is only the second time the Premier League has granted permission for a kit change following Manchester United’s switch to a retro design for the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster in 2008. Chairman Jeremy Peace said: “We promised at the start of the season to honour both Jeff and his family’s efforts to raise awareness of an important issue by dedicating a home game to him – and it promises to be a special day. “We are absolutely delighted the Premier League have granted permission for this kit change as an additional salute to a footballer who remains much loved. “We are mindful that it is only the second time this has happened, which I think says much about Jeff’s standing and the gravity football places on the issues his death raised.” Albion will wear shirts numbered 2-11, with a blank goalkeeping jersey to mirror the one worn by John Osborne at Wembley. PFA chairman Gordon Taylor said: “We were very pleased to be able to assist the Astle family with the foundation. “We note the help and support of West Bromwich Albion in helping to highlight this very important issue.” And FA chairman Greg Dyke, who has met with the family to discuss their campaign, added: “I am delighted to see West Bromwich Albion dedicate this day to their great hero, Jeff Astle. I know a few West Brom fans and I know how much Jeff meant to them and with how much regard they still hold him.” last_img read more

first_imgThe Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit over the state’s order to reopen schools by fall.The lawsuit is against Gov. Ron DeSantis, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, the Florida Department of Education, the Florida State Board of Education and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.The FEA said the lawsuit intends to stop the reckless and unsafe reopening of public school campuses as coronavirus infections surge statewide.“Gov. DeSantis needs a reality check, and we are attempting to provide one,” said FEA President Fedrick Ingram in a statement. “The governor needs to accept the reality of the situation here in Florida, where the virus is surging out of control. He needs to accept the evolving science.”“It now appears that kids 10 and older may pass along the coronavirus as easily as adults,” Ingram went on to say. “Everyone wants schools to reopen, but we don’t want to begin in-person teaching, face an explosion of cases and sickness, then be forced to return to distance learning.”The lawsuit claims that requiring students to return to class violates Florida’s Constitution, which requires schools to be safe and secure.last_img read more