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A Doll’s House, Part 2 Extends Run into 2018

first_imgLaurie Metcalf in ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2′(Photo: Brigitte Lacombe) A Doll’s House, Part 2 View Comments Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 24, 2017 Lucas Hnath’s Tony-nominated play A Doll’s House, Part 2 has extended its run through January 7, 2018 at the John Golden Theatre. The play had initially been announced as a 16-week limited engagement through July 23. A Doll’s House, Part 2 began previews on March 30 and officially opened on April 27.A Doll’s House, Part 2 is currently nominated for eight Tony Awards, the most of any play from the 2016-2017 season. The world premiere play, which picks up after the conclusion of Henrik Ibsen’s most cherished work, stars Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell and Condola Rashad, all four of whom are nominated for Tonys for their performances. 2017 Tony nominee Sam Gold directs.In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?last_img read more

 

Offshore Logistics offers giant crawlers

first_imgFour models of the heavy lift transporters are available to the market – the C250, C250b, C320 and C520. The innovative modules have been developed in collaboration with the offshore industry in Asia and Europe for the transportation of loads weighing up to 20,000 tonnes. The NBR-Crawler range has been designed to receive the payload in the middle of the chassis and come equipped with automatic leveling systems to keep the cargo stable. The units can be equipped with automatic weighing systems; corner weights and the centroid can be viewed on an electronic display. The maximum speed of NBR-Crawler is 0.53 kph when fully loaded. Steelwind of Nordenham, Germany, a part of the Dillinger Group, has ordered eight heavy lift NBR-Crawlers, which will be delivered in November 2013.A video of the C250 in action can be seen on the right hand side of this page.www.nbr-offshore-logistics.chlast_img read more

 

Youth helping to keep the environment clean

first_img Tweet Share 28 Views   4 comments LocalNews Youth helping to keep the environment clean by: – May 1, 2013 Sharecenter_img Share Unsightly garbage dumped along the Salisbury Highway. Photo compliments: the National Youth Council of DominicaThe National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD), in an effort to help keep the environment clean, has spearheaded a project to curb the instances of improper garbage disposal around the island. The project dubbed “Youth: We Keep It Clean” aims to construct 50 garbage receptacles island wide. These will serve as proper storage for garbage until collected by the relevant authorities on stipulated days, as well as to deter motorists and residents alike from wantonly dumping garbage, particularly along the island’s highways. Construction has commenced on the first of these garbage receptacles in the community of Salisbury and two other locations along the West Coast road. On Saturday 13th April, 2013, the NYCD along with the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Salisbury Enhancement Committee, Coulibistrie Youth Group, Salisbury Young Achievers and the Parliamentary representative for the Salisbury constituency gathered to tackle the unsightly garbage and to lay the foundation for the first two receptacles.Residents and motorists alike are asked to be mindful of the impact that the indiscriminate dumping of garbage has on our environment, as well as on our eco-tourism industry. The Council urges all concerned to make proper use of these garbage receptacles and to practice proper garbage disposal. In the coming months, the National Youth Council of Dominica will begin construction of more receptacles in the communities of Silver Lake and Soufriere/Scotts Head. They are also soliciting the support of business houses and residents to lend support when the “Youth: We Keep It Clean” initiative comes to their respective communities. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

 

Nashville DB Ugo Amadi chooses LSU

first_imgNASHVILLE – In the land of orange, four-star defensive back Ugo Amadi reached for the purple and gold Tuesday.The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder from Overton High plans to enroll at LSU in three weeks and play football in Baton Rouge. He announced his decision to play for the Tigers over Tennessee during a ceremony at his high school.“It’s another place I could call home,” Amadi said. “(LSU) is somewhere that I will further my career in academics.”Amadi also listed his projected playing time as a reason he chose the Tigers.LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, who played at Tennessee and spent 20 years there as an assistant coach, and the Tigers’ proficiency in sending defensive backs to the NFL were also factors.“I feel like I can trust their DB coach and they can take my game to another level,” Amadi said. “With all the guys playing in the league right now, there is no telling how much they know when it comes to playing cornerback.“Chavis was a huge factor in this. I trust his game. His defense really locks down; that’s why they call him chief. I can trust him with my talent.”Amadi called LSU head coach Les Miles on Monday night to relay his decision.“He was excited,” Amadi said of his conversation with Miles. “He said, ‘I can’t wait for you to come down.’”Miles helped seal the deal with a visit on the last day of school at Overton.“I was impressed with coach Miles,” Amadi said. “I was psyched. It’s a different feeling when you see a head coach in the hallways.”Amadi originally committed to Ole Miss, but says he will begin school at LSU on Jan. 20.Coincidentally, the Tigers are in town to face Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl at LP Field this afternoon.“I’ll probably be at a birthday party, but spiritually I’ll be (at the Music City Bowl),” Amadi said. “I can’t wait to be an LSU Tiger.”Amadi recently tweeted another highly touted Nashville (Hillsboro High) prospect, defensive end Kyle Phillips, would choose the same school.“I was serious before he left for the Army Bowl, but I don’t know how they’ve brain washed his mind,” Amadi said. “I can only do so much.”last_img read more

 

Norwich demand £25m for James Maddison as Spurs, Liverpool and Man City hover

first_imgNORWICH are demanding a staggering £25million for James Maddison.The England Under-21 midfielder is being watched by Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City and Everton.3 Norwich midfielder James Maddison has become one of the most wanted players outside the top flightCredit: Getty Images – GettyHe is certain to leave this summer and the Canaries have slapped the huge fee on his head knowing it is likely to be met.Maddison, 21, cost just £2.5m from Coventry two years ago but has scored 14 times this season for Daniel Farke’s side.The playmaker, who shone on loan for Aberdeen last season, has enjoyed a breakthrough at Carrow Road.Despite City sitting only 13th in the Championship, Maddison has chipped in with regular goals and assists.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashISC-GO Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola eyeing stunning £75m raid for Real Madrid star Isco this summerLiverpool and Spurs were thought to have alerted Norwich to their interest in January.But the Canaries are set to dig their heels in over any fee after losing fellow midfielder Alex Pritchard to Huddersfield for £11m in the January transfer window.Southampton and Championship leaders Wolves have also reportedly sent scouts to assess Maddison.3 Canaries star James Maddison has one cap for England Under-21s, having also played for Coventry and, on loan, AberdeenCredit: PA:Press Association3 Norwich are stuck in 13th place in the Championship despite the fine form of midfield starlet James MaddisonCredit: ReutersOne player every Premier League club should sign this summer CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun Betslast_img read more

 

‘Raheem Sterling is NOT a problem player’, insists former England Under-21 boss

first_imgStuart Pearce has described Raheem Sterling as a “pleasant kid” and claimed the youngster is unlikely to pose any problems for Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.Sterling, close to sealing a £49million move to City, has faced stinging criticism for the way he has attempted to engineer his exit from Liverpool and the majority of Reds supporters will be glad to see the back of him.But Pearce, who managed the 20-year-old during his time in charge of the England Under-21s, insists Sterling is not the troublesome character he is perceived to be and has suggested he has been badly advised by those around him.“I wouldn’t put Sterling in the category of a problem player,” Pearce told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I don’t think you would have a moment’s problem with him in terms of him being a real pain and thinking you don’t want to see his face when he walks through the training ground in the morning. I have certainly not found him that way inclined when I have worked with him.“As a kid, he is a pleasant kid, maybe misguided by those around him but in the main he is not a problem.”last_img read more

 

Why British Telecom Bought Ribbit, The Web Telephony Platform

first_imgCommunications company British Telecom (BT) has acquired innovative web telephony platform Ribbit for a reported $105 million. BT has been sniffing around the Bay Area for startups to acquire for some time and this one is a great fit. Not just because both companies are in the voice market but because as a means of folding click-to-call functionality into any web application – Ribbit is fascinating.BT was supposed to be a big mover and shaker in the communications industry of the future. Telephony expert Om Malik has been watching the company’s progress closely though, and says that it has largely failed to live up to its promise. Can Ribbit move the needle for BT? We think it could in a big way.Who Cares?We argue that well built developer platforms are the key to the future of every industry. The internet has blown wide open the means of production in content and is now aimed at the scarcity of functionality next. Even with giant research and development budgets, established companies are increasingly hard pressed to compete with the innovation brought to market by a whole world of developers once those developers are handed Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).The big companies can offer mass distribution, financial and tech security – but they sure aren’t the only game in town any more. Smart telecom companies know their time as local monopolists is counting down fast. Companies like Ribbit and others powered by Ribbit could quickly offer better, cheaper, more exciting telephone service than companies like BT. Someone had to buy Ribbit and it’s a sign of the ineptitude of US telecom companies that none of them did.What’s Ribbit All About?When we first heard about Ribbit, we thought it sounded like a whole lot of hype that wouldn’t amount to much. How exciting is voice communication anymore? After hearing about a number of use cases, though, we became much more interested in the company.Ribbit is a platform that lets developers add click-to-call functionality to other applications on the web. It’s really easy to set up a way for users to make a voice call over the internet to a particular phone number. See, for example, the shot below of Ribbit functionality being added to a widget in drag-and-drop widget authoring service SproutBuilder.The other use case that interests us is a short list of Adobe AIR applications powered by Ribbit. Though the AIR iPhone may be more frivolous than anything else, as a proof of concept it’s powerful. Ribbit’s own consumer app Amphibian is more significant.Andrew Powell’s mashup of Mapquest, Kayak hotel look-up and Ribbit to call found hotels is also pretty cool. The 5,000 developers already signed up for access to Ribbit will also be offered a list of new features as of today, so even more innovation should be delivered in short order.The point is that Ribbit is a platform that that offers to move voice calls off of the handset and outside the relatively slow-moving development environment of Skype. There are a world of interface and functionality possibilities that could be set on top of Ribbit.Michael Boustridge, President, BT Americas said in the release about the deal: “The Ribbit platform makes it simpler, cheaper and faster to build communications functionality into applications, enabling developers to introduce new revenue-generating voice services in hours, rather than weeks. By combining the Ribbit platform with BT’s existing web services, we have the potential to deliver some of the world’s finest applications for communications innovation benefiting consumers and businesses alike.”Will Acquisition Propel Ribbit Forward?Will developers engage, though? As Om Malik again pointed out today, Ribbit to date has stirred up limited developer interest. We suspect however that two factors will contribute to a significant increase in interest.First, being owned by a very large company (operating in 150 countries after 27 years) could lend some real stability and visibility to Ribbit. Second, being owned by a European company, where there’s a stronger history of innovation in telephony and higher expectations, could help propel development better than the climate in Silicon Valley has. There is relatively little innovation in telephony in the US, in case you haven’t noticed. The iPhone platform could help change that but it’s only beginning.We’re excited to see what BT can do with Ribbit. We’re thrilled to see a consumer infrastructure play, based on APIs, focused on an unexpected technology (a telephony API instead of say, an ecommerce API) rock out to the tune of $100 million plus. That’s great news for innovators in general.Will BT strangle Ribbit? Telecom companies generally aren’t a breath of fresh air into any polite conversation, but to a great degree this situation isn’t unlike every other acquisition by a major player of a small one. As a development platform, however, Ribbit seems particularly well oriented to maintain some integrity in a larger company. We’ll have to watch and see.Someone had to buy Ribbit, though, and we expect to see developer platforms rolled out by all telecom companies around the world within the next two years. In many cases it will cost a lot more than $100 million, too. 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22 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp fears a rampant Vardy

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp fears a rampant Vardyby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is worried facing Leicester City hotshot Jamie Vardy on Saturday after the way his team defended against Red Bull Salzburg.Liverpool beat Salzburg 4-3 in a Champions League thriller at Anfield on Wednesday, but only after surrendering a three-goal lead with what Klopp described as “rubbish” defending. Klopp has warned Vardy will bag five more if there is any repeat of the mistakes that saw Salzburg come back from 3-0 down on Wednesday.“I’m sure Brendan Rodgers will think if we defend like that against Leicester on Saturday, Jamie Vardy will run around our goalkeeper and score five times!” said Klopp. “It wasn’t the goals as such, they played some great football. But we gave the ball away for the first goal, the third goal, and the positioning was just rubbish!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

 

Erdem among nominees for Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards

first_imgAdvertisement Award-winning designer Erdem Moralioglu could soon be adding to his accolades at the upcoming Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. The red-carpet favourite, whose creations have been worn by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, won the award in 2015. He will face off in the category against Toronto-born, New York-based womenswear designer Tanya Taylor and rising star Vejas Kruszewski, who won the lucrative LVMH Prize for young fashion designers last year. The fashion impact award recognizes a homegrown designer or brand that has made a significant social or philanthropic impact, while the fashion innovation award highlights a company that is influencing how people experience, consume or interact with fashion through technology. Montreal-based Rami Atallah, co-founder and CEO of fashion platform SSENSE, has been appointed honorary chair of the 2017 CAFAs. Impact nominees are bridal and ready-to-wear designer Christopher Paunil, veteran womenswear designer David Dixon, online artisanal marketplace Far and Wide Collective and conscious clothing line Wear Your Label. Innovation nominees are Salesfloor, Dash Hudson and OMsignal. Crista Cober, Meghan Collison, Pamela Bernier and Paolo Roldan are vying for model of the year honours. The winners of the emerging talent awards will each take home $10,000 and receive professional mentorship from industry veterans. In the emerging accessory field, 3D printed jewelry creators Daniel Christian Tang will square off against luxury bag label Garema, pearl designer Jon De Porter and leather footwear label Poppy Barley. Contenders in the digital fashion influencer category are Alexander Liang, Ania Boniecka of Ania B and sisters Caillianne and Samantha Beckerman of Beckerman Blog. This year’s vanguard award will be given to Imran Amed, founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion. Image maker nominees include Caitlin Cronenberg, Max Abadian and Owen Bruce. Facebook Advertisement Nominees in the emerging fashion design category include Malorie Urbanovitch, Matthew Gallagher, Nina Kharey of House of Nonie, and Maram Aboul Enein of Maram. Accessory designer of the year nominees are jewelry designers Dean Davidson, Jenny Bird and footwear and accessories brand Sully Wong. The acclaimed Montreal-born, London-based talent behind the Erdem label was announced as a nominee for international Canadian designer of the year on Monday night. The CAFAs honour homegrown talent within the arts and fashion community. Menswear designer of the year nominees include Christopher Bates, Bustle — co-founded by husband-and-wife duo Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow — and The Feral by Zakariah Milana. Contenders for the fresh face of the year award include Ariel Himbeault, Elizabeth Davison, Emm Arruda and Sophie Touchet. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Rounding out the list are nominees for the fashion design student award where schools put forward star students in their graduating classes. Nominees include Adrian Zhao, Alex Armata, Curtis Oland and Xiaoyi Li. The fourth annual CAFA gala is slated to take place on April 7 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.BY LAUREN LAROSE Login/Register With: Stylist of the year award nominees include Cary Tauben, Elizabeth Cabral and Juliana Schiavinatto. Womenswear nominees include the label Beaufille, helmed by sister duo Chloe and Parris Gordon, Lucian Matis, Sid Neigum, and Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe of Smythe. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more