Bridge to Broadway! A View from the Bridge, Starring Mark Strong, Celebrates Opening

first_img Mark Strong View Comments Star Files Director Ivo Van Hove, whose A View from the Bridge, is his latest brilliant collaboration with partner and designer Jan Versweyveld. Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images Entertainment Brit Russell Tovey (left) and American Michael Zegen play Rodolpho and Marco, respectively, the young Italian workers who shake up the lives of Eddie and his family. Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images Entertainment Related Shows Russell Tovey Mark Strong (right), who headlines as Eddie, with his two leading ladies, Phoebe Fox (Catherine) and Nicola Walker (Beatrice). Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images Entertainment  The hottest ticket in London has become Broadway’s latest must-see on November 12, when Ivo Van Hove’s acclaimed A View from the Bridge transferred to Broadway amidst cheers from the critics. Arthur Miller’s gut-wrenching drama about Eddie Carbone, a troubled Italian-American longshoreman, is revived often (it was last seen in 2010 with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson above the title), but it’s never looked like this stark, visceral staging. Led by Mark Strong, who won an Olivier Award for playing Eddie across the pond, the cast partied at Gustavino’s under the Queensboro Bridge after the opening night applause finally died down. Don’t wait to get tickets for this one—it’s only scheduled for a limited run through February 21 at the Lyceum Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2016 A View From the Bridgelast_img read more

Norway tightens coal investment rules, expands renewable options for sovereign wealth fund

first_imgNorway tightens coal investment rules, expands renewable options for sovereign wealth fund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Norway plans to tighten restrictions on coal investments for its $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund while opening it up for renewable-energy infrastructure assets.The government proposes to expand its coal ban by adding absolute caps on production of thermal coal, or its use in power generation, which would target big companies such as Glencore Plc, Anglo American Plc, BHP Group Ltd., RWE AG and Uniper SE. The current restrictions, introduced in 2015, have been criticized by politicians from opposition parties and environmental groups because their emphasis on relative thresholds mean miners and utilities with a big exposure to coal were left out.The government proposed to keep the current rules excluding companies that base more than 30 percent of their revenues or activities on coal, while adding absolute limits of 20 million tons of coal for miners and 10,000 megawatts for power capacity.To be sure, the current rules allow the fund to stay invested in a company in breach of the threshold if it has specific plans that would make it compliant at a later point, suggesting that could also be the case for the new restrictions. Norway’s coal ban has already led the fund to exclude 69 companies.The Conservative-led government earlier resisted calls from several political parties and environmental activists to allow the fund to invest in renewable infrastructure, but said on Friday that expectations of significant future investments in these assets made the market interesting.The government proposed a cap of 2 percent of the fund for renewable-energy infrastructure, and signaled that it would start out in developed markets only. It proposed doubling the upper limit on the so-called environment-related mandates to 120 billion kroner ($14 billion), it said in the statement.More: Norway wealth fund to tighten coal ban, add green infrastructurelast_img read more

India, Vietnam report more H5N1 outbreaks

first_imgDec 4, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in India yesterday reported that the H5N1 avian influenza virus has spread to poultry in new areas of Assam state, as medical officials in Vietnam acknowledged fresh outbreaks in two provinces.The virus recently resurfaced in India almost 6 months after outbreaks in that country led to the culling of nearly 40,000 chickens and ducks, according to earlier reports. Ashim Kumar Kakoty, a provincial veterinary official, yesterday confirmed the virus turned up in new areas and that authorities were set to start culling birds in the area, located in northeastern India, Reuters reported yesterday.Kakoty told Reuters that the new outbreak areas include about 20 villages, some of which are close to Guwahati, Assam’s capital. He said precautionary measures throughout the state include a ban on the sale and movement of poultry in and out of Guwahati.Elsewhere, media reports coming out of Vietnam quoted health ministry officials as saying the virus has reappeared in Ca Mau province, in the south, and Nghe An province, in the central part of the country, Xinhua, China’s state news agency reported yesterday.Vietnam News Agency reported that Nguyen Huy Nga, head of the department for preventive medicine and environment, told officials at a meeting in Hanoi yesterday that though no new human cases have been reported, weather conditions and unpredictable circulation of the virus in poultry present a high risk of the disease to humans, according to Xinhua.According to reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Vietnam has notified the agency about several H5N1 outbreaks this year. The most recent report, dated Nov 27, described two outbreaks in Nghe An province, the site of one of the country’s new outbreaks. Those two outbreaks involved duck flocks; one occurred in unvaccinated village ducks, and the other—considered to be ongoing—was reportedly caused by the introduction of unvaccinated ducklings into an existing flock.See also:Dec 1 CIDRAP News story “India reports new H5N1 outbreak”Nov 27 OIE report on Vietnamese outbreakslast_img read more

How did “fake” restaurant The Shed become the most reputable restaurant on TripAdvisor?

first_imgFind out how he managed to get to the most prestigious restaurant on TripAdvisor and much more at the Days of Communication in Rovinj.  His three short films about these eccentric ventures on VICE have been viewed more than 130 million times, and if it all sounds too weird to be true, it’s because Butler designed it that way. People generally like to receive awards for their work and effort, but here too Butler proved to be unique. The Drum magazine’s “Content Creator of the Year for Online Media” award went to no more and no less than its counterpart. And that deceiving the public has become his specialty was also shown when he launched the fake premium brand of jeans Georgio Peviani with which he came all the way to Paris Fashion Week. “He is the most famous prankster of today and a successful journalist we want at the Communications Days. It examines, but also pushes boundaries. With his exploits he managed to deceive half the world and gather an audience of millions; his restaurant The Shed was the most reputable restaurant on TripAdvisor – until it was revealed that he didn’t actually exist” concludes Ballon. In the first days of spring, the Croatian market communications industry moves to Rovinj for the Days of Communications.  After the big announcement of the biggest star, Sir Martin Sorrell, he is coming to the festival as well the most famous prankster Oobah Butler, who rocked the rating system, not only on TripAdvisor, but on all platforms in general.  This prankster has recently become the author of a book with a picturesque title, “How I Bulls * hited my Way To Number 1”, and when asked why he does what Butler does, he said: “I have always wanted to do the unexpected, bring chaos into a calm atmosphere and cross the boundaries of the absurd.”  What Banksy is for modern art is, according to the well-known BBC, Oobah Butler for today’s journalism, said Dunja Ivana Ballon, director of the festival’s program, and added: Communication Days will be held from March 28 to 31, 2019, traditionally at the Lone Hotel. For more information on Communication Days, visit the official website of the festival read more

Singapore postpones mass gatherings following increase of coronavirus alert level

first_img“Luckily, the Indonesian Embassy has no plans for mass gatherings in the near future, but some events that are scheduled for March are being postponed,” he said on Saturday, referring to an event held by the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) Travel and Coffee Asia.According to the ambassador, Singapore decided to increase its alert level due to suspicions the virus had infected residents who had not visited China, where the outbreak originated, or interacted with Chinese citizens. “By increasing the alert level, the Singapore government is also urging the postponement of mass events or the implementation of precautionary steps if such events are still held,” Swajaya said.According to a press release issued by the Indonesian Embassy, Singapore’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 33 coronavirus cases.  Of the 33 cases, two patients have been discharged, while two are in a critical condition and are currently being treated in an intensive care unit (ICU). As of Feb. 6, 310 suspected coronavirus cases had been found to be negative, while 147 cases are currently being examined. Batam Health Agency head Didi Kusumajadi said his agency would also step up its inspections of people entering Batam from Singapore. “We will be more stringent toward people entering Batam from Singapore, but we are still formulating the procedures,” Didi said. Riau Islands province was the second most popular destination for international travelers in Indonesia in 2019 with 2,590,802 foreign visitors, behind only Bali. As many as 1,228,489 visitors came from Singapore, while 260,274 came from China. (dpk)Topics : FadliThe Jakarta Post/BatamSeveral big events in Singapore have been postponed following the nation’s decision to raise its disease outbreak alert from yellow to orange in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore I Gede Ngurah Swajaya said. last_img read more

Mothers of children with Down Syndrome encouraged to terminate

first_imgStuff 19 April 2017Family First Comment: Disturbing.The mother of an unborn child with Down Syndrome says she was advised by medical professionals to terminate the pregnancy.Antenatal screening meant Masterton mother of two Danielle Bolt knew her unborn daughter Noa would have Down Syndrome, but she did not hesitate in giving birth to her now 21-month-old.Bolt was angry with the advice she was given and said doctors and nurses should change their approach.“I was told to terminate by the specialist,” Bolt said. “They literally said to me Noa will become a burden on society and she’s not worth it.”“It’s so cruel because they don’t know her potential.”Bolt, who went for Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) at Wellington Hospital, said she was called by staff, who apologised and told her that her daughter would have Down Syndrome.Bolt was upset they felt the need to apologise about an otherwise healthy baby girl.READ MORE: read more

2011 Win Lotto Windward Island T20/20 Tournament to Be Held in Dominica this Weekend.

first_imgNewsSports 2011 Win Lotto Windward Island T20/20 Tournament to Be Held in Dominica this Weekend. by: – May 23, 2011 The 2011 Win Lotto Windward Island T20/20 Tournament will be held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from this coming Thursday May 26th to Saturday May 29th 2011 and the Dominica Team will be defending their title of the Tournament.Manager of the Dominica Team Mr. Herbert Sabroach says the games which will be held between the West Indies Series between Pakistan and then the series with India will be a definite treat for Dominica to see West Indian Players like Captain Darren Sammy, Devon Smith and Andre Fletcher.Click here to listen to Mr. Sabroache : Mr. Sabroach is calling on the Dominican Public to show their usual support when it comes to the appreciation of the sport Cricket.The fixtures are as follows:May 26 – Opening Ceremony – 2:00 p.m.– DOM vs. SLU – 4.00 p.m.– SVG vs. GRE – 8:00 p.m.May 27 – SVG vs. SLU – 3:00 p.m.– GRE vs. DOM – 7:00 p.m.May 28 – GRE vs. SLU – 3:00 p.m.– DOM vs. SVG – 7:00 p.m.May 29 – 3rd Place Play off – 2:00 p.m.– Finals – 6:00 p.m.– Presentation Ceremony – 9:30 p.m.News reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img 29 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Messi snubs Martinez in favour of Neymar transfer return

first_img Loading… Lionel Messi reportedly favours Neymar’s return to Barcelona over the arrival of Argentina team-mate Lautaro Martinez. Spanish outlet Cadena Ser claim that the Catalans will consult their club captain over his preference if they are forced to prioritise transfers this summer. Lionel Messi is said to prefer Barcelona to prioritise Neymar’s return over the capture of Lautaro Martinez Ideally, the LaLiga giants want to sign both Neymar and Martinez as they seek to strengthen for next season.Advertisement Yet the global coronavirus pandemic, which has caused much financial uncertainty in football, has meant such a lavish spending spree is highly unlikely. While Martinez is more of a priority for Barcelona tactically, Paris-Saint Germain superstar Neymar remains a key target for the club strategically. While Messi doesn’t make the signings in Catalonia, as their main man his opinion on their primary targets could be the deciding factor. Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19The 22-year-old has a £97m buyout clause in his Inter Milan contract but football’s financial crisis means Barca are being forced to tighten the purse strings.One option that has been rumoured to lower the cost is for the Spaniards to offer the Italians Nelson Semedo and midfielder Carles Alena as part of the deal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves10 Largest Cities In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame A club source told the Spanish radio station: “If he had to choose between Lautaro and Neymar, it’s obvious Leo Messi prefers the Brazilian.”Neymar, who previously formed part of Barcelona’s fabled MSN trio with Luis Suarez, was recently revealed as one of Messi’s top team-mates.The 28-year-old spent four years at the Nou Camp and played 161 times alongside the Argentine before his world-record transfer to PSG in 2017.Neymar is believed to be willing to take a £26m pay cut if he wants to leave France to return to Barca.Meanwhile, Martinez was named as top of the Catalan giants’ shortlist as they look for Luis Suarez’s long-term replacement in attack.last_img read more

Tigers close in on Graham

first_img And his move away from the Stadium of Light began to look increasingly likely last week when Tigers boss Steve Bruce indicated his interest in the player. Graham’s move to Sunderland was shrouded in difficulties from the start due to his previous vocal support for north-east rivals Newcastle. Now Bruce is close to coming to the rescue of a player who netted 15 goals in 54 appearances for the Swans following the Welsh club’s promotion to the top-flight in 2011. Sunderland striker Danny Graham is close to joining Hull on a season-long loan, Press Association Sport understands. Press Associationcenter_img The 27-year-old flew back from the Black Cats’ summer training camp in Italy on Tuesday night and is due in Hull for talks with a view to signing for the 2013/14 campaign. Graham has endured a miserable time on Wearside, failing to score in 13 competitive appearances since his high-profile £5million move from Swansea in January. last_img read more

Cricket News Gautam Gambhir blasts ex-Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi over Kashmir Bifurcation tweet

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Article 370 and Article 35A was scrapped by the Narendra Modi government.Jammu and Kashmir has now become a Union Territory.Ladakh is also a Union Territory which will not have an assembly. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019, which was passed on Monday, has drawn a wide range of emotions in both India and Pakistan. While a majority in India was in favour of scrapping Article 370 and Article 35A, there was widespread disappointment in Pakistan. Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi, however, raked up a major controversy when he asked for the mediation of USA President Donald Trump in this matter. On his official Twitter handle, Afridi wrote, “Kashmiris must be given their due rights as per #UN resolution. The rights of Freedom like all of us. Why was @UN created & why is it sleeping? The unprovoked aggression & crimes being committed in Kashmir against #Humanity must be noted. The @POTUS must play his role to mediate,” Afridi said. In response, Gautam Gambhir, the former India batsman who has never had a good relationship with Shahid Afridi, blasted him by saying the ‘unprovoked aggression and crimes’ were taking place in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. “@SAfridiOfficial is spot on guys. There is “unprovoked aggression”, there r “crimes against humanity”. He shud be lauded 👏 for bringing this up. Only thing is he forgot to mention that all this is happening in “Pakistan Occupied Kashmir”. Don’t worry, will sort it out son!!!,” Gambhir wrote.The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, seeking to bifurcate the state into two union territories of J-K and Ladakh, has been passed by 125 “Ayes” and 61 “No” in Rajya Sabha on Monday amid a walkout by opposition parties. One member abstained from voting. Opposition BSP, BJD, AIADMK and YSR-Congress voted in favour of the bill while Congress, DMK, Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, JDU vehemently opposed the resolution.Moving the resolution following President Ram Nath Kovind’s order abrogating Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah sought the permission of the House to bring the bill, adding that the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state.Asked how long will Jammu and Kashmir remain a Union Territory, Shah, however, said full statehood will be restored again at “appropriate time” and after “normalcy” returns in the region. Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Rajya Sabha that Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir special rights, has been scrapped with President Kovind’s assent.Shortly afterwards, Kovind came out with a notification – The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 that will come into force immediately. The order will supersede the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 as amended from time to time.last_img read more