Six Degrees of Separation View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 18, 2017 Tickets are now available for the Broadway return of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation. The revival, starring Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins, will begin performances on April 5, 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it is set to open officially on April 25 and run through July 16.The play, inspired by a true story, tell the story of Ouisa and Flan Kittredge (Janney and Hickey), a wealthy New York couple who take in Paul (Hawkins), a young man who cons them into believing he’s a friend of their son at Harvard and the son of Sidney Poitier. After they discover his lies, Ouisa and Flan piece together his true identity and their connection to him, as well as the similar encounters their upper class friends have had with Paul.Guare’s drama-comedy premiered off-Broadway in 1990 and transferred to the Great White Way later that year. Stockard Channing, who received a Tony nomination for her performance as Ouisa, reprised her role for the film adaptation, earning an Oscar nod.Additional casting for the Trip Cullman-helmed production will be announced at a later date. Star Files Related Shows Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey(Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown) Allison Janney
For decades families have relied on NOAA weather radios to alert them to hazardous weather conditions near their homes. Updates in technology now give the public options for staying abreast of weather conditions while on the go. Dozens of smartphone apps and mobile phone alert services now allow you to track storms and receive emergency alerts even if you’re away from your weather radio or TV. “People should definitely have some kind of notification that can provide them with warning of incoming severe weather when they are outside away from television,” said University of Georgia agricultural climatologist Pam Knox. Knox notes that while many communities maintain emergency alert sirens, people may not always be where they can here the sirens when an emergency strikes – especially if they live in a rural area. Since most people keep their phones with them — while in the car, in the garden or on a hike, these news apps and services can provide life-saving advanced notice when a storm is approaching, Knox said. The new apps generally fall into two categories: alert services that send texts or emails to subscribers when severe weather is on the horizon and apps that use push alert notifications (whistles, buzzers, sirens) to inform you of bad weather based on your current location. Alerts by text Many municipalities and counties are using text alert systems, like Nixle, to alert the public to everything from icy roadways and serious traffic accidents to missing people. For the most tailored information, mobile phone users may want to check with their local police or fire departments for information on local systems. Mobile phone users may also receive wireless emergency alert text messages through their cell phone provider. These are alerts sent out locally by the National Weather Service and local emergency management personnel. Phone users should check with their carrier to configure their phone to accept these alerts. Visit www.ctia.org/wea for more information on the system. Paid services are also available to deliver emergency alerts to cell phones via text. Free services are provided by commercial weather services like The Weather Channel, which delivers daily forecasts. Cell phone users can also sign up for a wide range of text alerts from FEMA. Most deal with disaster preparedness, helping people find shelter or assistance after a disaster strikes. Subscribe now at www.fema.gov/text-messages to be prepared for severe thunderstorm and tornado season. Weather alert appsThe second option for using your cell phone as an emergency alert device is to download one of the many available weather alert apps. There are several options to chose from at the Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play. Accuweather.com, The Weather Channel, Ping4alerts, Weather Underground and The Red Cross offer free apps that will cause cell phones to buzz, ring or vibrate when the National Weather Service issues a severe weather alert. The Red Cross alert apps are event specific. They send out audible alerts only when tornado or hurricane warnings have been issued. Due to their serious nature, these alerts are sent more infrequently. Red Cross apps also provide disaster preparedness and recovery information. Advanced weather and emergency apps are available for a fee. Topping the list at the high end are apps like Radar Scope, which for $9.99 provides real-time, highly-detailed weather radar images, to NOAA Weather Radio, which for $1.99 provides audible National Weather Service alerts and reports the closest lightening strike in your area. While most weather apps pull their information from the National Weather Service, none were created by the service. NWS does maintain a list of suggested mobile products at www.weather.gov/subscribe and operates mobile.weather.gov, a version of its website that is optimized for smart phones. NOAA has a series of apps for both iPhone and Android phones, but most address wildlife issues and marine conditions. Tech savvy individuals can read instructions on how to use your mobile device to prepare for disaster at www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/tech-ready/data. For information from UGA Extension on how to prepare for natural disasters, visit extension.uga.edu/environment/disasters.
by: Vicki ChristnerThe CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council is seeking to showcase big thinking, bold ideas and forward-looking credit union professionals through its newest contest, The Pitch. The credit union which proposes the idea with the most potential for impact will receive $10,000 in funding, as well as support and guidance from Mills Marketing to implement their big idea.“Many of the credit unions with the best ideas for meeting their members’ needs are also the credit unions with the fewest resources to implement such ideas,” said Hilary Reed, Senior Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer at Inspire FCU. “The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council wants to change that. The Executive Committee will be reviewing applicants’ pitches for the best ideas and funding the idea we think will have the biggest impact on its credit union membership and the movement as a whole.”Interested credit unions are invited to submit a two to three minute video, along with an application describing why they should be awarded the $10,000. The video can be serious or fun –whatever the credit union needs to convey their message. Entries are due February 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm CST and may be submitted at training.cuna.org/the-pitch. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sharing is caring! 45 Views no discussions Share Share FaithLifestyle John Paul II’s coffin brought out before beatification by: – April 29, 2011 Tweet Share Workers paused for prayers before removing the coffin.The Vatican has brought out Pope John Paul II’s coffin in the crypt under St Peter’s Basilica ahead of his beatification on Sunday.It was placed near St Peter’s tomb, and will go on display before the main altar during the ceremony, after which it will be re-interred elsewhere.Beatification is a step towards declaring the late pontiff a saint.The Vatican has confirmed Zimbabwe’s controversial President, Robert Mugabe, will attend despite an EU travel ban.Mr Mugabe, a Roman Catholic, also attended John Paul II’s funeral in 2005 despite the ban, imposed over human rights abuses.The Vatican is a sovereign state which is not an EU member although it issues euro coins bearing the Pope’s head.However, the Zimbabwean leader, 87, will have to transit the Italian capital, Rome.John Paul II, whose papacy lasted 27 years, died on 2 April 2005 after battling Parkinson’s disease.Jewish tributeIn all, 22 world leaders will be in Rome to celebrate the beatification of the Polish-born Pope.A Vatican spokesman said 87 international delegations had so far indicated they would be attending Sunday’s solemn ceremony in St Peter’s Square.They include members of five European royal families, including the British Royal Family who will be represented by the Duke of Gloucester.Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims – including up to a quarter of a million from Poland alone – are expected to cram the square.A number of Jews including an Israeli cabinet minister will also attend, in a sign of appreciation for the late religious leader’s efforts to overcome tensions between the two faiths.“We have a high respect, a unique respect for John Paul,” Yossi Peled, minister without portfolio, told the Associated Press news agency on Friday.“He is not just another pope for us.”Mr Peled, a retired general born in 1941, lost most of his family in the Nazi Holocaust but was hidden by a Belgium family who raised him as a Christian.His mother was the only member of his family to survive Auschwitz and reclaimed him when he was eight.BBC News
The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Cadiz City police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The 24-year-old resident MarjunLucente yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Lucente was apprehended after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover cop around 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, the reportadded. BACOLOD City – Five sachets ofsuspected shabu valued around P10,000 were seized in a sting operation inBarangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.
Fayette County, In. — A one-car crash last night on SR 44 near CR 200 E. in Fayette County sent two children to Fayette Regional Health Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Trooper Luke Tipton was dispatched to the crash which happened around 10:13 p.m. last night on SR 44 just east of Connersville.The preliminary investigation by Tipton shows that a 1996 Ford Explorer, driven by Felicia Collins age 23 of Connersville, was westbound on SR 44, when, in the area of CR 200 E. Collins fell asleep at the wheel. The Explorer left the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole before coming to rest against a tree.Collins wasn’t injured, but a 5-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, who were passengers in the vehicle, were transported by Fayette County EMS to Fayette Regional Health Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Early investigation shows the children were properly restrained at the time of the collision.Trooper Tipton was assisted in the investigation by Trooper Bryan Rumple, Connersville City Police and Fire Departments and Fayette County EMS. When traveling this holiday season, be well rested, as a fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver. Below are some additional driving safety tips for this holiday season.Increase your following distance; remember the two-second rule.Watch for slowed or stopped traffic when approaching construction zonesLeave a car length between you and the vehicle in front of you in stopped traffic. Watch approaching traffic in your mirror and be prepared to take evasive action.Decrease your speed according to traffic and road conditionsBeware of bridges, overpasses and intersections where ice tends to form first during cold inclement weather.Don’t use cruise control on slick roads.Make sure everyone in your vehicle is properly restrained, including making sure Child Safety Seats are properly anchored and that children stay securely fastened in them.DON’T BE DISTRACTED-Pull over and stop to use electronic devices.NEVER DRIVE IMPAIRED-Have a designated driver.
The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team started their season off with becoming the champions of the 2019 Oldenburg Academy Jr. High Volleyball Classic on Saturday. The Cardinals played 2 strong matches to before being named the champions.The first match was against the St. Mary’s Knights. The Lady Cardinals took the first part of the match to get their nerves into check before pushing past the Knights. 25-23 & 23-18 The Cardinals were strong on the back line with their serves. The leaders of the scoreboard was Ella Moster with 8 points followed by Iza Wonnell 6 points, Kate Weber 5 points, Ave Owens 4 points, Lilly Schebler and Catherine Streator both served up 2 points each and Claire Saner had 1 point. The offense was led by Streator and Weber with 2 kills and Wonnell with 1 kill. Streator has the only block of the match.The Cardinals defeated the South Dearborn Knights in the champion match. 25-18 & 25-24 The Lady Cardinals moved well on the court to push past the Knights. Ingrid Tuveson and Maggie Beiser led the defense with control passes to the setters, Wonnell & Weber so the offense could be strong. The lead scorers were Schebler with 9 points and Wonnell with 7 points followed by Weber 4 points, Streator 3 points and Moster and Saner with 2 points each.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWATFORD, England (AP) — Watford fired manager Nigel Pearson on Sunday with only two games remaining this season as the team tries to stay in the Premier League.The surprise move saw Watford announce internal promotions with Hayden Mullins taking charge for the remaining games, assisted by Graham Stack.Pearson was hired in December until the end of the season. The Hornets were bottom of the table when he took over, and Pearson won seven of his 23 games. July 19, 2020 Associated Press Watford fires Nigel Pearson with 2 Premier League games left Back-to-back wins over Norwich and Newcastle gave Watford breathing space over the bottom three but Watford lost 3-1 at relegation rival West Ham on Friday, conceding three goals in the first half. Watford is immediately above the drop zone and three points in front of Bournemouth, which lost 2-0 to Southampton on Sunday and has played a game more than Watford with an inferior goal difference.Watford’s remaining league games are at home to Manchester City on Tuesday and away to Arsenal next Sunday, when Bournemouth goes to Everton.Pearson helped Leicester to escape relegation from the Premier League in 2014-15. Leicester famously went on to win the title in the next season. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Britain’s Andy Murray earned his first win against a top-10 player since 2017 by beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev at the Western and Southern Open.The 33-year-old Scot, playing his first top-level tournament since November after injury, won 6-3 3-6 7-5 against the world number seven to reach the third round in New York.“It is a good effort to win that after not playing for a while,” said Murray. Murray, ranked 134th in the world, will play Milos Raonic of Canada next.Raonic beat British number one Dan Evans earlier on Monday, while British women’s number one Johanna Konta saw off Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens.Former world number one Murray, who had a second major hip surgery in January 2019, is again on the comeback trail after a long lay-off enforced by niggling injuries and the suspension of the professional tours because of the coronavirus pandemic.After beating American wildcard Frances Tiafoe in the first round, he faced a sterner test of his fitness and form against 23-year-old Zverev.Murray showed glimpses of his best in an impressive first set, when he used his court-craft and variety of shots to unpick Zverev’s game.Murray’s level dipped midway through the second set as Zverev fought back to take the match into a decider, with Murray becoming annoyed at his failure to execute his shots.He refocused to break for a 3-1 lead in the decider with a dipping cross-court winner, only for Zverev to show his resilience again by winning four games in a row to serve for the match.However, Zverev’s major weakness has been his second serve and it is clear he has not solved that problem during the enforced break, producing five double faults as Murray claimed the final three games.“The first two sets were very good, the third set very scrappy once I went ahead,” said three-time Grand Slam champion Murray.“I don’t think either of us played very well as we got closer to the finishing line. I’m glad to get through it.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Shooting .522 from the arc this season, senior forward Keaton Nankivil is improving on his already impressive .493 clip from a year ago. Nankivil went 3-3 from three-point land against Michigan State.[/media-credit]Nobody likes to leave home, but once again the No. 13/14 Wisconsin men’s basketball team will be tested with another road trip – this time in Iowa City.The Badgers are 13-0 this season at the Kohl Center, winning by an average of 20.4 points per game. Stretching into last season, UW has won 34 of its last 35 games there.But Wisconsin (17-5, 7-3) hasn’t enjoyed the same success outside of Madison, going 1-4 in true games this season and losing by an average 4.5 points.Although Iowa sits at the bottom of the Big Ten standings (10-13, 3-8), the Hawkeyes have picked themselves back up after dropping eight of nine contests.Iowa dismantled Michigan State at home, 72-52, and followed up that performance with 64-63 win against Indiana after being down by 10 points with just over seven minutes left.With a matchup against No. 1 Ohio State looming this Saturday, the Badgers can’t afford to look past the rolling Hawkeyes on the road.“It would probably be a different game when they’re in the midst of a six-game losing streak as opposed to [a team coming off strong performances],” assistant coach Lamont Paris said. “They’re going to be fired up because we’re nationally ranked; they’re going to feel good about their opportunity combined with the fact that they’re playing well.”“They’re going to be very aggressive in their own building, very aggressive.”The Badgers themselves are coming off of a wave of confidence after handing the Spartans their sixth conference loss of the year.Wisconsin’s 82 points were the highest scoring output against a conference opponent all season and had six players shoot at or above .50 percent. That includes junior guard Jordan Taylor, who scored a career-best 30 points in that contest.Four of those players didn’t shoot more than three times, but made all of their shots nonetheless, including at least one three-pointer. And according to freshman guard Josh Gasser, Wisconsin’s supporting cast is able to capitalize on those opportunities because of Taylor, who owns the nation’s best assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.88.“It all starts with Jordan, he led the way with that,” Gasser said. “He shot real well, he didn’t miss much. But when he wasn’t shooting it, scoring it, he was getting others involved. He gave me and Tim (Jarmusz) a few open shots, Keaton (Nankivil) a few open shots. The ones that we got we knocked down.”Those are things Taylor has been doing all season for Wisconsin. The Cousy Award finalist is second in the Big Ten in scoring during conference play (20.7) and sixth in assists (4.40).With an average of 1.18 turnovers per game, Taylor is leading the way for Wisconsin, which now finds itself within sight of setting an NCAA record for fewest turnovers in one season. UW averages 7.8 as a group, while the record sits at 7.72, set by Temple in the 2005-06 season.In that Michigan State game, Wisconsin finished with a field goal percentage of .590. And while the Badgers can be expected to keep up its effort in not turning the ball over, senior forward Keaton Nankivil knows the team won’t be able to replicate that shooting performance every night.According to Nankivil it’s the Badgers’ defense that has them tied for second-place in the conference.“I think the good thing about our team is that we have a pretty solid defense that supports [the offense],” Nankivil said. “We’re not going to shoot like that every night, there’s just no way. But as long as we’re doing well on the defensive end it gives up a little more leeway.”Wisconsin is second in the nation after allowing 56.1 points per game after 23 contests and is the only squad not to have allowed an opponent to reach 70 points.The Hawkeyes, who average 68.5 points, sport three players averaging double-digits. Their leading scorer, guard Matt Gatens at 13 points per game, is a player who can make himself felt all over the court.Gatens is seventh in the Big Ten with 1.57 steals and is first with a .905 free throw percentage. Against the Spartans, Gatens sparked the Hawkeyes by hitting a three-pointer to open the game.Iowa jumped out to a 24-6 lead after 10 minutes and never trailed.“Teams like that, if they get a lead I the beginning, they feed off that,” Gasser said. “They play better as the game goes on if their in it so if we can jump on them early, they may get out of their rhythm a little bit and we can start to pull away.”