To the Bone Will Kick Off Cherry Lane Theatre’s 90th Season

first_img To the Bone follows Latina immigrant poultry workers in the U.S. and gives audiences a look inside the lives of the invisible work force that puts food on our tables. The contemporary drama was inspired by interviews conducted by Ramirez during a six-month period in New York State’s Sullivan County. View Comments Ramirez’s previous writing credits include Exit Cuckoo, Art of Memory, Invisible Women-Rise, All Fall Down and Pas de Deux (lost my shoe). Cherry Lane Theatre, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, will kick off its fall season with the world premiere of Lisa Ramirez’s To the Bone. Ramirez will also appear in the play, under the direction of Lisa Peterson. To the Bone will begin performances on September 9 and run through October 4. Opening night is set for September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre. Joining Ramirez in the cast are Annie Henk, Liza Fernandez, Paola Lazaro-Munoz, Xochitl Romero, J.J. Perez, Gerardo Rodriguez and Haynes Thigpen. The play will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Russell Champa, costumes by Theresa Squire and sound design by Jill Du Boff.last_img read more

Woman’s body found on the side of I-95 in St. Lucie County

first_imgAuthorities in St. Lucie County are currently investigating the death of a woman who was found on the side of the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.The discovery was made Tuesday morning by a man who pulled over on the side of the road because he was having car trouble.Multiple crime scene units are currently at the scene which seems to be just inches from the roadway.No other details have been released at this moment.One southbound lane of I-95 is currently closed due to the investigation.last_img read more

Panama climate talks ‘successful’

first_img6 October 2011 International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has described this week’s climate talks in Panama, in preparation for the upcoming UN climate summit in Durban, as successful. Nkoana-Mashabane visited Panama in her capacity as incoming president of the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), taking place in Durban from 28 November to 9 December. She met with members of the Bureau of the UNFCCC and held consultations with representatives of the European Union, the Umbrella Group, Environmental Integrity Group, Africa Group, as well as the G77 and China. “I am really encouraged by the attitude of the parties and the groupings here in Panama,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. “They are saying to me … that they want Durban to be a success. “They also indicated to me that they have already started working on a draft text that would guide the negotiations in Durban,” the minister said, adding that her role as the incoming president of the COP was to encourage the parties to talk to each another to find common ground. Those who met with the minister expressed their appreciation to her as the incoming president of COP17, saying that reaching out to the parties would go a long way in encouraging open dialogue. While in Panama, Nkoana-Mashabane also signed the host country agreement with the UNFCCC secretariat for South Africa’s hosting of the Durban event. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Azkals forge tie with Yemenis, inch closer toward AFC Asian Cup slot

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Azkals struggled to break down the Yemenis for most of the match until Ott, who plays for Angthong United in the Thai second division, got on the end of a clever ball from Paul Mulders and beat Mohammad Ayash at his near post for the equalizer.The result increased the Azkals’ tally to eight points, two ahead of Tajikistan and Yemen, which play against each other in November in Dushanbe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Azkals can seal qualification in the continent’s showpiece tournament with a victory over Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14.With only a point to show from its first four matches, the Nepalese are virtually out of the running for an AFC Cup berth. MOST READ FILE  Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netSummoning its old, fighting form, the Philippines moved within a whisker of an AFC Asian Cup spot after salvaging a 1-1 draw with Yemen Tuesday night at Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar.For the second straight game, the Azkals needed a late goal to secure a point against the Yemenis as Mike Ott struck in the 89th minute to keep the Filipinos in pole position in Group F, where the top two sides will qualify for the tournament in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “We’re going to close the deal in Nepal,” vowed Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. “We came here to win, but at least we didn’t lose. We’re very happy with the point.”“The team didn’t deserve to go home with a loss. The spirit was great, the preparation was great for this game. I’m actually satisfied overall.”Tawfik Ali put Yemen ahead with an opportunistic strike in the 63rd minute after the Azkals failed to clear a corner.The Azkals quickly brought more men forward with little effect until substitute Junior Muñoz showed grit and determination as he marauded down the right and cut the ball back for Phil Younghusband, who took a touch for Mulders.Ott managed to stay onside before showing composure to finish as the Azkals found the equalizer right at the death.ADVERTISEMENT CIMB Classic: Pagunsan assured of P.65 million Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments With four regular starters out due to injuries, Dooley tinkered with his lineup, giving JPV Marikina defender Sean Kane a surprise start at central defense, while Davao Aguilas’ Simone Rota returned from injury and Daisuke Sato regained his leftback spot. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

PROCESS WELL UNDERWAY FOR UNITARY MODEL OF MANAGMENT

first_imgAs you are aware the Australian Touch Association is in the process of progressing the national unitary management model in accordance with the recommendations contained within the Shilbury report. It is the view of the ATA that the time frames set down by the working committee (State and National CEO’s and the General committee) will be met and these time frames are broadly indicated in the attachments which are inclusive of the Schedule for sub Committees and a Power Point presentation for use by Members Please find here an Adobe picture file and also a Power Point presentation on the progress of the Unitary Model. ADOBE PICTURE OF THE UNITARY MODEL PROGRESS POWERPOINT PRESENTATION OF THE UNITARY MODEL PROGRESS Please find below the first newsletter on the progress of the unitary model: UNITARY MODEL NEWSLETTER Positive effects: * The positive effects of this management model are many, to highlight the obvious: * Strength drawn from economies of scale; * Consistent delivery of services; * Better informed Touch Community; * Better adaptation of resources; * Improved delivery of services to affiliates; * Elimination and or reduction of duplication. The set up: As this advancement program is critical to the sport the ATA has taken a “we must get it right” view and in support of this five sub committees have been formed, they are: * Governance * Finance * Human resources * Business Principles Strategic planning The committee memberships have been designed to obtain a valuable cross section of thoughts ideas and processes from a wide range of the sports volunteers and paid personnel from every area in Australia. Tasks at hand for each committee and the members of each are detailed below GOVERNANCE: Ken Willett (Qld) Chairperson (04) 1204-5455 [email protected] John Howard (NSW) Bruce Ainslie (SA) Graeme Murphy (ACT) Marion Murphy (SA) The tasks facing this committee are: * Draft Constitution consultation and recommendations * Draft Standing Orders for Advisory Committees * Investigate changes needed at local level to ensure direct affiliation. * Review and Define ATA Board Responsibilities and roles * Define delegations and limitations of ATA Board and CEO FINANCE: Jeremy Sorenson Chair person (WA) Chairperson (08) 9387-8279 [email protected] Lyn Dunn (ATA) Darren Ball (SA) Tony Doyle (NSW) Karen Groves (ACT) Paul Eggers (Queensland) The tasks facing this committee are: * Cash Collection procedures * Expenditure Procedures * Chart of accounts * Risk Management Guidelines * Financial Reporting system identified HUMAN RESOURCES: Peter Topp Chairperson(ATA) 0262852703 [email protected] Jasmin Reik (SA) Sandra Gad (External consultant) ATA Board Member The tasks facing this committee are Define managerial Hierarchy: * Who reports to Whom * Determine responsibilities * Develop Organisational Chart Staff Management: * Document induction process * Define Salary Structure * Develop Employment Process inclusive of EBA’s and or contracts * Plan for retention of current and recruitment of Staff (CB’s Regions and ATA) * Plan any other policies and standards required BUSINESS PRINCIPLES: Col Maguire Chairperson (SA) 0883733222 [email protected] Andrew Bar (Qld) Miles Davine (Vic) Isobel Appo (NT) Bill Ker (ATA) Jon Pratt (ATA) Dean Russell (NSW) Consultant (to be identified) The tasks facing this committee are: * Communication – vertical and lateral methods and protocols * IT Infrastructure, Management and Policy * Operating Rules and Procedures * Customer Service Principals STRATEGIC PLANNING: ATA Board Peter Topp Bill Ker The tasks facing this committee are: Integrate “National Development Plan (June 2004) the Strategic Plan and the Shilbury Report change management process into a new Strategic Plan Where Are We Now? All committees have commenced their contact and discussions will commence within the week. The strategic plan for the next 18 months will be put to the Australian Sports Commission on February 17 and this will be inclusive of the current outstanding strategic directional matters combined with the Game Development Plan for the development area and the actions required to introduce and implement the management audit unitary model. A new schedule for sub committees has been completed, this document is a basic macro overview of the expected timelines required to successfully implement change by July 1 2005. Communication with State Government funding agencies has commenced especially aimed at the funding of activities within State Boundaries by a National Organisation as distinct to an Incorporated State Body. The ATA Legal Advisor has supplied a detailed information sheet on the winding up procedures needed for each State and Territory, ACT sample given at the end of this document. The ATA is in the process of appointing a new CEO (due to the retirement from the position of the current CEO) and once that is in place the employment of a senior member to the ATA (either a Member Services Manger of a Chief Financial Officer) will be undertaken. This is supporting the new ATA Office Structure as recommended in the Shilbury Report WHAT CAN YOU DO? As this is a critical time for the committees it is imperative that the chair of each committee is contactable. With that in mind I encourage any Touch participant to make contact and pass on their thoughts and ideas to these committees. One major change to the relationships between States, Regions and local associations is that of membership. Under the new constitution the ATA members (Legal Owners) will be the Local Touch Associations which is a major organisational change. The local player now has a critical role in the direction of the sport. This will give local associations a direct communication pathway to the national organisation. In saying this it has been recognised that local associations should contribute to these formative steps, after all the new members should be involved at this level as the outcomes will be inclusive of their ideas .We need your assistance especially with the sub committees work over the next 6 weeks. The Human Resource Committee needs a wider consultation base therefore we are looking for a couple more committee members preferably with experience in this area. For contact to the chairperson of each committee please refer to the contact numbers next to their names or alternatively contact the ATA on 1800 654 951 (free call) Australian Touch Association PO Box 9078 w Deakin, AC 2600 Email: [email protected] Web site: http://www.austouch.com.aulast_img read more

UN probe alleges war crimes endemic impunity in Yemen

first_imgGeneva: Horrific rights violations, including killings, torture and sexual violence, are being committed with impunity by all sides in Yemen’s brutal conflict, UN war crimes investigators warned Tuesday. The investigators, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2017, said they had “identified, where possible, individuals who may be responsible for international crimes” and had provided the confidential list to UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIf confirmed by an independent and competent court, many of the violations identified “may result in individuals being held responsible for war crimes,” they said in a statement. “The international community must stop turning a blind eye to these violations and the intolerable humanitarian situation,” said Kamel Jendoubi, who heads the so-called Group of Independent Eminent International and Regional Experts. Since 2015, fighting in Yemen has claimed tens of thousands of lives and sparked what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Both the Yemen government and the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in the conflict in 2015 to support the government against Iran-backed Huthi rebels have refused to cooperate with the experts. But they said they had based their findings on more than 600 interviews with victims and witnesses, as well as documentary and open-source material.last_img read more

Geno Smith Wasnt Better Than His Backup

In the most surreal bit of sports news to hit Tuesday’s wires, Geno Smith, the incumbent starting quarterback for the New York Jets, is going to miss six to 10 weeks with an injury. And it wasn’t just any kind of injury; it was the kind you get when a teammate punches you and breaks your jaw.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, now-cut linebacker IK Enemkpali slugged Smith because he failed to reimburse Enemkpali for a $600 plane ticket. Jets fans — at least, Jets fans in the FiveThirtyEight office — rejoiced. But coming into the preseason, this Jets team showed at least a vague sense of promise. Are the Jets really better off without Smith? Last year, New York went 4-12 (3-10 under Smith) with one of the NFL’s worst passing offenses, and Smith was pretty bad for the second straight season. In fact, his career has gotten off to one of the worst starts of any QB since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Although Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Terry Bradshaw kicked off their careers with equally bad passing efficiency numbers, it’s far more likely that Smith is a talent on par with, say, Kyle Boller than that he’s harboring hidden star potential.And while Smith will be 25 this season, an age at which QBs still show a decent amount of improvement, the typical aging curve wouldn’t even carry Smith to league-average status at his peak.Meanwhile, the Jets’ backup quarterback isn’t a bad one. Longtime Buffalo Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick occupied the seat behind Smith and — statistically speaking — he’s probably a better QB than the man slated for the huddle, at least in the short term. Over the past two seasons (when he was with the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans), Fitzpatrick’s Total QBR1ESPN’s play-by-play-based measurement of quarterbacking performance, which grades on a 0-100 scale. of 54.1 was better than Smith’s 41.2 mark during that span, and Fitzpatrick’s cumulative ProFootballFocus grade of +11.3 vastly outpaced Smith’s total of -37.3. By the numbers, the Jets are better off with the glass-jawed Smith out of the game, holding a clipboard on the sidelines.Of course, these kinds of assessments always come with the caveat that individual football statistics are obscured by countless interactions, coaching decisions and other contextual factors. And the Jets did add a good receiver over the offseason, Brandon Marshall, so it’s possible Smith would have improved significantly in 2015 had he not run afoul of Enemkpali’s fist. But Jets fans shouldn’t worry too much about what might have been: The team’s offense will probably be better with Fitzpatrick under center than it would have been with Smith. read more

Evan Turner injured taken to medical center

Junior guard Evan Turner was injured Saturday after falling to the floor after an attempted dunk in the first half of Ohio State’s game against Eastern Michigan. Turner left the floor under his own power, but was taken to the OSU Medical Center for precautionary x-rays on his lower back.Turner leads the Buckeyes in points, rebounds and assists per game.Stay tuned to www.thelantern.com for more information and coverage of the game.

I have to blame myself Sami Khedira bemoans

first_imgAs you probably know, Germany has crashed out of the 2018 World Cup tournament but Sami Khedira believes his performances during their matches is quite ‘inexplicable.’Khedira’s performance during the match was below the standard which led him to be substituted but had side defeated by Mexico and South Korea.After a “perfect” preparation for the tournament, Khedira accepted that his performance have left him confused even after having a successful season with Juventus.‘My personal performance is still inexplicable to me today,’ Khedira told Bild. Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…‘Four weeks ago, everything was perfect. I played the best season of my career in Turin, scored nine goals and had very good performances in the Champions League.‘And then these two games happen to me. I have not experienced that during my entire football career and therefore I have to question myself, why this could be so. My team-mates and I have been quite rightly criticised very hard.’‘There are things I cannot explain. For example, why I could not get my performance in the two games, even though I was in good shape before.‘I sat right on the bench against Sweden and did not perform in the other two games that would have been necessary and that I expected of myself. I have to blame myself.’last_img read more