Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow & More Will Star in Love Letters on Broadway

first_img Love Letters Scenic design will be by John Lee Beatty, with costume design by Jane Greenwood and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Dennehy and Farrow will appear in the production September 13 through October 10. Burnett will then step in for Farrow and play opposite Dennehy October 11 through November 7. Alda and Bergen will take over November 8 through December 5. Keach and Rigg will play December 6 through January 9, 2015. Huston and Sheen will then play January 10, 2015 through February 15. Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love.  Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Alda received Tony nods for Glengarry Glen Ross, Jake’s Women and The Apple Tree and an Oscar nomination for The Aviator. He has won six Emmys for his television work, five of which were for M*A*S*H. Bergen’s Broadway credits include Hurlyburly and The Best Man. She received an Oscar nomination for Starting Over and won five Emmys for her work on Murphy Brown. Burnett received Tony nods for Once Upon a Mattress and Moon Over Buffalo. She is perhaps best known for her work on the Emmy-winning The Carol Burnett Show. Dennehy won Tonys for his work on Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Death of a Salesman. He picked up Emmy nominations for his performances in The Burden of Proof, Murder in the Heartland, To Catch a Killer and Killing in a Small Town. Farrow’s Broadway credits include Romantic Comedy and has appeared in more than 40 films including Rosemary’s Baby. Huston won the Oscar for her performance in Prizzi’s Honor and her other film credits include The Witches, The Grifters and The Royal Tenebaums. Keach received a Tony nod for Indians. Other Broadway credits include Other Desert Cities and The Kentucky Cycle. Rigg won the Tony for Medea and an Emmy for Rebecca. Additional screen credits include Game of Thrones, The Avengers and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Sheen received a Tony nod for The Subject was Roses. Other Broadway credits include Death of a Salesman. His screen credits include Apocalypse Now, Badlands and The West Wing and an Emmy winning turn in Murphy Brown. Related Showscenter_img Love Letters originally opened off-Broadway in March 1989, starring Kathleen Turner and John Rubinstein. The play changed its cast every week and other notable names that appeared in that incarnation included Victor Garber, Julie Harris, Christopher Reeve and Christopher Walken. The show transferred to Broadway in October of that year, with Lynn Redgrave, John Clark, Stockard Channing and more appearing in the production. View Comments Talk about star power. As previously speculated, A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters will be revived on Broadway. Directed by Gregory Mosher, the production will officially open on September 18 at the Nederlander Theatre, starring Tony winner Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow. The pair will be followed by casts of stars in strictly limited engagements that include Emmy winner Alan Alda, Emmy winner Candice Bergen, Emmy winner Carol Burnett, Oscar winner Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Tony and Emmy winner Diana Rigg and Emmy winner Martin Sheen. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014last_img read more

Next Step Consulting Formed

first_imgNext Step Consulting, LLC FormedDr. Daniel J. Fleming, a veteran of more than 25 years as a manager, corporate officer, and Corporate Director in semiconductor and semiconductor equipment companies, has established Next Step Consulting, LLC to provide technical and management consulting services to technology companies. Prior to this, Dan was COO of JMAR Technologies (South Burlington, VT), CEO of SAL (South Burlington, VT), VP Engineering and Customer Support at SVGL (Wilton, CT), and an executive with IBM MicroElectronics.last_img read more

Creating more impact with your marketing plan

first_img 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jennifer Laud Jennifer is a credit union marketing consultant and the owner of Jennifer Laud Consulting. She has a background in strategy and a passion for positioning credit unions to find their … Web: www.jlaud.com Details Cooler days, changing leaves, football weekends and first days of school are all signals that Summer is coming to an end. They also remind us that planning season is just around the corner at our credit unions.When it comes to marketing planning, there is an almost overwhelming amount of activities and channel options available for your plan. And if you’ve been chugging along with the same types of monthly or quarterly promotions and want to breathe some new life – and better returns – into your efforts, you may be tempted to try them all. But realistically, we all have limited resources to work with and some marketing options are going to make more sense than others.Bring focus to your marketing planning, get the results you’re looking for and build a strong brand for your credit union with these 4 tips to ensure a more impactful year ahead.  Start and End with StrategyThis first one is maybe a little obvious, but it can be shockingly easy to stray from organizational and marketing strategy as you get deeper into the weeds of your plan.Start by asking yourself the 3 essential questions: who is my credit union trying to serve; what are we doing differently; where is the credit union going?Really give yourself some time to ponder these. You should have a clear picture of the group or groups of members you’re working hard to serve so you know what messaging and imagery will resonate, what types of products make sense for them, and where to find them. You should know what you’re really good at so you can broadcast exactly what you can deliver and why you’re different. And, you should know where your credit union is going so your activities and messaging can lead the way to connecting the dots for existing and potential members.Constantly come back to this information again and again as you consider options and budget allocation. Let it be your guiding light so you know your plan supports the overarching strategy.  Get to Know Your Marketing NumbersSometimes people hear marketing and they think “expense” or even “money pit with a bow on top.” Ouch. A major way to overcome that criticism and get, or keep, the budget you deserve is to know your metrics and which ones you need to impact so you can create plan that will do just that. If you’re not currently tracking metrics beyond individual campaign ROMI or your overall credit union ratios, here are a few you should consider. In the member growth and retention area, know how much it costs you to gain a member, your net membership growth rate and your attrition rate. For products, know which ones are your money makers, which ones are relatively costly, and which ones are keeping your members around with their stickiness. By channel, identify the percentage of your membership using each service, the number of products and services added at major points like membership opening, and your complimentary service usage ratios like bill pay per checking account holder.When you know your numbers, it’s easier to see where there is low-hanging fruit and which numbers you need to impact to support your strategy.     Leverage Your Strengths and ResourcesYou can magnify your voice and efforts when you leverage what you have available. Evaluate the strengths and resources that exist within your shop and don’t just stop at your marketing department.Do your members have really great connections with your front line team? Testimonials and referrals can go a long way, so why not ask your representatives and lenders to help you gather member stories and reviews? Maybe you have some people on staff who are good writers, can take great photos, or who are active on social media. Use their expertise and talent to help you go beyond your skills, knowledge and capacity. Ask them to help you write how-to’s for member FAQs, snap pictures of behind-the-scenes moments in the office and add to a content library that you can turn to for unique and compelling stories of your credit union.When it comes time to share your content, ask them to help by sharing it with their own networks. Also, don’t forget to cross-reference all of your channels. It’s easy to direct people to your social page from an email or to your blog from a direct mail piece. Encourage members and potential members to get information a variety of ways by letting them know the value they can expect from each option. Then, you’ll have a better chance of reaching them when they’re seeking information. Test and TrackIt can be tough to pinpoint exactly how well a set of brand-awareness billboards performed. It’s not as tough to see how many people clicked a retargeting ad and then filled out a contact request form on the landing page. As you’re probably aware, not all channels are equal in price or tracking ability.Make the most of your marketing dollars by choosing methods that are easy to track, test and change. Poster printing, for example, can be exchanged for digital signage. Digital signs can be as simple as a flat screen with a USB and are easy to change on demand. Instead of committing to TV commercials, you could try YouTube ads which are easier to produce in-house and can have their budgets adjusted with a click of a button.Choosing options that are easy to change and track allows you to test and get creative without a huge up-front commitment. It gives you the freedom to try something new and zero in on a look, message, and channel that drives results with your intended audience.Get Focused, Get PlanningPlanning should be fun. It reminds us to look at the big picture and think about possibilities that will help us connect, grow and achieve our goals. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Let these tips help you choose options that are going to be a good fit for your credit union and help you be a more impactful marketer. last_img read more

Brixton begins disposals programme

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Taxi driver rewarded for helping kidnapped girl

first_imgHe added that the girl had asked him to contact her family members through Facebook as she had lost her phone.”I contacted her father through Facebook and was surprised to find out that the girl had been missing for five days.”NA’s father, Halil, said she had kidnapped by a group of unidentified people after withdrawing money from an ATM machine at Jambi Market on May 29.”She called and texted me the day after asking for help. I told her to run away, but she said she couldn’t because she was locked in a trunk and she did not know where she was,” Halil said as quoted by kompas.com. Dadang, a Jakarta-based taxi driver, received an award from his company for his heroic action of saving a kidnapped 20-year-old from Jambi on Tuesday.According to a statement issued by taxi operator PT Blue Bird, Dadang was looking for passenger when he saw the girl, identified only as NA, near the Empu Sendok bus stop in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. The driver recounted that the girl had looked disheveled and confused.“I talked to her and he asked me ‘Pak, where am I? What day is it?’” Dadang said in a statement. Read also: Minor found after being kidnapped, raped for almost four yearsDadang said NA managed to flee her captors after playing dead. She said her kidnapers had dumped her on the side of the road.”After contacting her father, I drove NA to the Senen Police station [in Central Jakarta], where she was eventually picked up by her relatives.”The driver said he was honored to have received the award.Dadang was also invited to a lunch banquet with the company’s directors as a token of appreciation.He said he had decided to help the girl because he did not want the same thing to happen to his daughters and nieces.”I could not imagine if something like that happened to my daughters or nieces. I helped her because of what I believe in. I really don’t want any exposure,” Dadang said.PT Blue Bird appreciated Dadang’s goodwill despite the current difficult situation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”Dadang, whose income has dropped due to the pandemic, sacrificed his time and energy […] He chose not to pick up other passengers to help the girl. […] It showed his kindness and sincerity to help others in need,” the company wrote in a statement.Jambi Police’s criminal investigation chief Comr. Suhardi Hary Haryanto said investigators were currently investigating the case, kompas.com reported.Topics :last_img read more

UK poised to suspend Hong Kong extradition treaty: Newspapers

first_imgTopics : Education Minister Gavin Williamson declined to comment on the reports ahead of Raab’s statement, which is expected at around 1430 GMT, but he said Britain was always ready to speak out when it disagreed with Beijing.”We want to work with China and we always will want to work with China – it’s an important player on the world stage. But we must always, and will always, speak out where we think they’re doing things that are wrong,” he told Sky News.Any move on extradition would be another nail in the coffin of what former Prime Minister David Cameron has cast as a “golden era” of ties with Communist Party rulers in the world’s second-largest economy.But London has been dismayed by a crackdown in Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997, and the perception that China did not tell the whole truth over the coronavirus outbreak. Britain will on Monday suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in a further escalation of its dispute with China over its introduction of a national security law for the former British colony, newspapers reported.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who on Sunday accused China of “gross” human rights violations, will announce the suspension of the treaty in parliament, the Times and Daily Telegraph newspapers said, citing sources.Britain’s Foreign Office declined to comment.center_img Last week Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei Technologies equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by the end of 2027.China has accused Britain of pandering to the United States.Britain says the new national security law breaches the guarantees of freedoms, including an independent judiciary, that have helped keep Hong Kong one of the world’s biggest and most freewheeling financial hubs since 1997.Hong Kong and Beijing officials have said the law is vital to plug holes in national security defenses exposed by recent pro-democracy and anti-China protests. China has repeatedly told Western powers to stop meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs.Earlier on Sunday, China’s ambassador to Britain warned of a tough response if London attempted to sanction any of its officials, as some lawmakers in Johnson’s Conservative Party have demanded.”If UK government goes that far to impose sanctions on any individual in China, China will certainly make a resolute response to it,” Liu Xiaoming told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.”You’ve seen what happens in the United States – they sanction Chinese officials, we sanction their senators, their officials. I do not want to see this tit-for-tat happen in… China-UK relations.”Raab told the same program he would not be drawn on future additions to Britain’s sanctions list but he denied that Britain would be too weak to challenge China through this channel.last_img read more

“I did not consent to any Notice of Discontinuance” says Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin

first_imgLocalNews “I did not consent to any Notice of Discontinuance” says Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin by: – September 19, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 18 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin. (file photo)Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin whose judicial review trial was discontinued on Friday last week has told Dominica Vibes News that he did not consent to it.The matter which was scheduled for hearing on Friday 16th September was discontinued by Justice Brian Cottle. Justice Cottle informed the Court that a Notice of Discontinuance had been filed in the matter and that none of the parties to the matter were present but that he is granting the discontinuance.Dominica Vibes News was unable to contact Mr Behanzin last week for comment; however in an exclusive interview this morning he informed that he did not give consent to the filing of this Notice of Discontinuance.“I did not consent to any Notice of Discontinuance and so it ought not to have been filed. Mr. Christopher filed a Notice of Discontinuance without my consent. A party to the procedure decides to file a notice of discontinuance and the Court granted it. The problem is that some lawyers tend to do what they want and take clients cases personally, and make decisions for clients. I also have a new attorney and that was not even mentioned in Court.”Mr Behanzin also explained that he did inquire about the matter from the High Court and was informed that it was not listed for trial.“The High Court said it wasn’t listed and there wasn’t any Notice of Discontinuance filed so I did not attend Court. Mr. Bruney also inquired and was told that the matter had not been listed for hearing.”According to Behanzin he heard a talk show host and his guest make the announcement ‘in a boastful way’ that he had discontinued the matter during a radio programme some months ago and alerted the Registrar that he had not consented to any Notice of Discontinuance.Mr Behanzin informed that his present attorney Mr David Bruney has written to the Court on his behalf and that the matter will be re-filed.When Dominica Vibes News contacted Mr Christopher for an explanation to the Notice of Discontinuance which had been filed he said, “I won’t comment, Mr. Behanzin has let me down.”We will continue to monitor this matter and provide further information as they become available.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Rematch with Texas is worth all of the hype

first_imgIt’s been more than a decade in the making, and it’s finally here. For the first time since Vince Young broke Trojan hearts in 2006, USC will face Texas. All 93,607 seats in the Coliseum have been sold, and this weekend’s primetime game has even caught the attention of celebrities like Lance Armstrong.But instead of talking about USC’s championship aspirations or Texas’ attempted recovery under new head coach Tom Herman, all the discussion leading up to Saturday’s tilt has been centered on the infamous 2006 Rose Bowl game. In fact, the biggest story so far is probably the fact that USC vacated its 2006 loss to Texas due to NCAA sanctions. Some in the media tried to frame the Trojans as sore losers who tried to erase embarrassing history, and outspoken Longhorn fan Armstrong slammed USC in an expletive-filled tweet.“Negative @USC, we were there. You lost the game fair and square,” Armstrong said. “Btw, @ReggieBush is a f—ing legend that you s— all over.”Forget the laughable fact that Lance Armstrong of all people said this — it’s not like his seven (stripped) Tour de France titles were “fair and square.” Forget the fact that USC actually vacated the loss on the orders of the NCAA. What’s most shocking is that this non-story gained so much traction in the first place. And that’s because there’s really nothing to discuss about Saturday’s game other than the 11-year-old shadow hanging over it.It wasn’t supposed to be this way: The Trojans opened the year ranked No. 4 in the AP poll, and the Longhorns were No. 23. Had both teams entered this week undefeated, it would have set the stage for a titanic clash of college football bluebloods with wind in their sails. Alas, Texas couldn’t hold up its end of the bargain, losing 51-41 to Maryland at home on opening day. Now, the Longhorns are all but out of the national discussion, and Vegas favors the Trojans by more than two touchdowns in Saturday’s game.Nevertheless, I’m sure everyone in Los Angeles is sick of re-living 2006’s heartbreak — so let’s actually break down this weekend’s matchup. Despite bookies pegging this as a mismatch, the point spread may be too high considering Texas rebounded from its Week 1 loss by annihilating San Jose State 56-0 last Saturday.But even with some momentum heading into the weekend, Texas will have to contain USC’s offense after giving up more than 30 points in eight of its 12 games last year. The team is also dealing with question marks at quarterback: sophomore Shane Buechele started against Maryland, but a shoulder injury thrust true freshman Sam Ehlinger into the spotlight a week later against the Spartans. With so little else going for them right now, the last thing the Longhorns need is uncertainty under center, but they will be relieved to see junior linebacker Porter Gustin listed as doubtful for USC, meaning one of the Trojans’ most dangerous pass rushers will be eliminated — or at the very least limited.Katie Chin | Daily TrojanGustin’s injury undoubtedly comes as a blow for head coach Clay Helton, and it feeds into the biggest concern for USC this week: the injury bug. Redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe, who was one of the team’s biggest red-zone threats last season, has been shut down indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Freshman defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu has been ruled out after he sprained his knee against Stanford in his first career start, and sophomore wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. still hasn’t seen the field this year thanks to an ankle issue. The Trojans probably feel good about their chances on Saturday regardless, but depth isn’t this squad’s strength. With no bye week this season, it’s a little concerning to see wear and tear taking its toll on the roster this early in the campaign.The last thing USC can afford to do, however, is tread lightly on Saturday. Putting too much focus on staying healthy for the long run could cause the season to implode in the near future. At the same time, the Trojans can ill-afford more injuries with back-to-back road games coming up — one of them on a short week. The difficulty of striking this balance is what might make this a trap game: It isn’t easy to play (or coach) with one eye on next week, but the Trojans may have to do so.I know it’s not the most compelling storyline for a sold-out primetime game. I suppose it makes sense, then, that everyone is still talking about 2006; even as a Trojan fan, it might be more compelling to argue about LenDale White’s fourth-down run or Reggie Bush’s bizarre lateral attempt than to discuss the Longhorns’ quarterback predicament or Gustin’s status for game day. But after USC snapped its three-game losing streak to Stanford last weekend, Saturday brings a chance to exorcise more demons. Though the Coliseum won’t quite feel like Pasadena did 11 years ago, the sellout crowd will give the contest a bowl-game feel. It’ll be a rollicking atmosphere, and perhaps the Trojans are raring to exact their revenge.Remember, though, that Texas robbed a national championship from USC. The best revenge won’t come this weekend, but rather through surviving and advancing. Then it’s on to Cal — and down the line, hopefully Atlanta.Ollie Jung is a senior majoring in  print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, Jung Money, runs Fridays.last_img read more

15th BOA Lawyers Football Tournament to Kick off Feb 26

first_imgThe law firms already divided into four groups include; Streamsower & Kohn & Foundation Chambers, Fides & Fiducia, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Bloomfield Law, Pinheiro, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, Punuka Attorney, Adepetun Caxton Martin Agbor & Segun, Falana & Falana,Templars, Babalakin & Co, Olisa Agbakoba Legal, Banwo & Ighodalo, Tayo Oyetibo/Bayo Osipitan, Lagos State Ministry of Justice and Aluko & Oyebode.Falana & Falana is the defending champions of the 2016 edition while Olisa Agbakoba Legal is the runners up. Tayo Oyetibo/Bayo Osipitan won the third placed spot of the last edition.The Bankole Olumide Aluko Football Tournament (BOA), or Lawyers’ League is held in memory of the late notable lawyer, Mr. Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode (“A & O”).He passed on 15 years ago and ever since, his colleagues and associates have celebrated his life and time. He was reputed as a fine gentleman and obsessively passionate about his football.Aluko & Oyebode, a law firm he partly founded instituted the tournament in his memory as a platform to promote team spirit and camaraderie amongst legal professionals in Nigeria.Over the last nine years, Astro Soccer Nigeria Ltd (ASNL), owners of Astroturf 2000 football facilities, have hosted and managed the tournament, forming a partnership with Aluko & Oyebode to professionalise the planning, features and organisation that a notable tournament involving the top law firms in Nigeria deserves.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 15th edition of the annual Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Football Tournament for law firms has been scheduled to kick off on Sunday February 26 at the Astroturf 2000 Facility in Ikoyi, Lagos.Already, 16 law firms have indicated their interests to participate in the 2017 edition.According to a statement released yesterday by Seni Deji Omotayo and Abidemi Ogundipe, Corporate Executive and Marketing & Brand Manager of Astroturf respectively, draws for this year’s tournament will be held on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at 3pm inside Astroturf 2000.“The BOA Football Tournament for law firms is to kick off on Sunday 26th February 2016 @ Astroturf 2000 Ikoyi, at 3pm, with the 16 select law firms confirmed so far,” states the statement from Astroturf.last_img read more

West Ham extend away-day blues for Solskjaer’s pitiful Man Utd

first_imgThe match was drifting towards the interval before Felipe Anderson and Yarmolenko combined to sap United’s confidence with a goal in the 44th minute.United went close to an equaliser early in the second half as the rain came down in London, with Juan Mata missing from close range after an Andreas Pereira cross.Already short of options up front and missing creators in midfield, they lost Rashford just before the hour mark, replaced by the out-of-form Jesse Lingard.West Ham went close to doubling their lead shortly afterwards but David de Gea got down low to keep out an Anderson shot from a tight angle.United upped the pressure and West Ham had goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski to thank for keeping out a Harry Maguire strike from close range.But West Ham continued to look more dangerous on the break and made United pay when Ashley Young brought down Mark Noble on the edge of the penalty area.De Gea was a bystander as Cresswell curled a free-kick into the top right-hand corner to add to United’s pain. Share on: WhatsApp West Ham ManUtd London, United Kingdom | AFP |  West Ham inflicted more away-day pain on a poor Manchester United side on Sunday, lifting themselves to fourth in the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 win at the London Stadium.Andriy Yarmolenko’s goal shortly before half-time and a wonderful late Aaron Cresswell free-kick extended United’s barren run on the road.United, who started the season by thumping Chelsea 4-0, have lost twice already in their opening six league games and lie seventh, without an away win in any competition since March.Injury-hit United were without midfielder Paul Pogba and forward Anthony Martial and huffed and puffed but failed to break down their dogged opponents.West Ham are riding high under Manuel Pellegrini, unbeaten since a 5-0 drubbing in the first match of the season and this victory followed a home win last season against United at the London Stadium.But it was a chastening day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, just a day after champions Manchester City came close to matching United’s Premier League record for margin of victory — 9-0 against Ipswich in 1995.Solskjaer played the same side that triumphed against Leicester last week while Pablo Fornals came in for the injured Manuel Lanzini for the home side.Both sides were cagey at the start of the match, with neither side able to create clear-cut chances.West Ham looked the more inventive team when they broke forward while United looked ponderous in attack and lacking in ideas, with Marcus Rashford isolated up front.last_img read more