January 23, 2021
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first_img Tony Winner Andrea Martin Will Be Telling All About Her Lady Parts: Andrea Martin?is juggling her?Act One?duties with writing. According to the Associated Press, the Pippin star has until March 17 to make the deadline for her Harper Collins memoir, Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts. We can’t wait to see it…we think!? Rupert Everett to Star in Amadeus: We totally get this casting. Rupert Everett is to star as Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s?Amadeus as part of the U.K.’s Chichester Festival’s 2014 Season. Other notable Chichester productions this year include Guys and Dolls, which will have choreography by megastar dancer Carlos Acosta, Oscar Wilde’s?An Ideal Husband, starring Patricia Routledge and Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton as Rose. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker is Returning to TV: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mary-Louise Parker?will headline?Feed Me, a 30-minute single-camera comedy pilot for NBC following a dysfunctional family that runs a restaurant together. Parker will play Ellen, a somewhat uptight mom-of-two. View Comments Star Files Audra McDonaldcenter_img Mary-Louise Parker Agent Who Repped Broadway Stars Stole From His Clients: This sounds like something out of a Mel Brooks caper. Peter Strain, a Broadway, film and TV talent agent, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than half a million dollars from his clients. According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said?Strain?used clients’ cash to buy more than $310,000 in artwork and $161,000 in jewelry. He will be sentenced April 30. Andrea Martin Audra McDonald Makes Surprise Appearance in Sweeney Todd! As if the New York Philharmonic’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street wasn’t starry enough! Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald joined a cast headlined by Oscar and Emmy winner Emma Thompson and Grammy winner Bryn Terfel as the Beggar Woman in the March 5 performance and will reprise her (uncredited!) role on March 6 and 7. The show runs through March 8 at Avery Fisher Hall and Bryonha Marie Parham will be taking over from McDonald for the final two performances. As previously reported, McDonald is later going to host?the PBS-aired version of the show.last_img read more

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first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in Colombia July 09, 2020 On July 1, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 200 portable ventilators to Colombia for intensive care units.The U.S.-manufactured ventilators are highly specialized, cutting-edge, compact medical equipment to treat COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms. The USAID donation also includes training for the correct use and maintenance of this specialized equipment.The U.S. Ambassador in Colombia, Philip S. Goldberg, said: “For more than half a century, the United States has been the main contributor to worldwide health and humanitarian assistance. In fact, we were the first country to donate 15 ventilators to Colombia when this crisis began, and with this donation the United States is now the country that has donated the most ventilators to Colombia, and it’s an example of how generous the American people are, while we fight against this virus at home in the United States and together with our partner nations abroad.”In addition to this donation, the United States has provided more than $30 million in assistance to combat the pandemic. Through USAID, it has equipped health centers and hospitals along the Pacific coast in Nari?o (Tumaco, Barbacoas, Francisco Pizarro) and the Catatumbo region, including the delivery of food and money transfers in areas with a high concentration of Venezuelan migrants and indigenous populations.The United States provides support to save lives, coordinating with the Colombian government and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment. As the threat of an infectious disease anywhere can become a threat everywhere, the United States calls on other donors to contribute to the global effort to combat COVID-19.last_img read more

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first_img“Pensionskassen should build know-how or start by paying specialists in one segment to better be able to judge asset managers,” he?said.It was easier for large players to get better fee structures because of economies of scale, Meier added.He said he was particularly worried about the trend for Swiss Pensionskassen to invest in assets such as insurance-linked securities or private debt solely for return reasons.“Many pension funds do not fully understand the risks and in Switzerland we lack historic experience with the investments,” he explained.High exposure to corporate bonds was a “possible ticking time bomb”, Meier warned, as the “additional credit risk is often underestimated”.Meier has been researching alternative investments for many years, and up until the summer he taught this subject at the ZHAW.The debate on costs in Swiss pension portfolios has been fuelled by the low interest rate environment as well as the obligation for Pensionskassen to fully disclose total expense ratios.In some cases cautious strategies have led to Swiss pension funds cutting out alternative investments entirely.However, recent research by consultancy Siglo showed competition and demand had already brought down fees in some alternative segments such as senior secured loans.?Additionally, the most recent risk study by consultancy Complementa revealed higher cost strategies outperformed last year. The trend to diversify as much as possible into alternative investments is?based on a “misunderstanding”, according to a Swiss economist.Peter Meier, economist and former professor at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, voiced concerns over the trend towards alternatives to delegates at the Institutional Retirement and Investor Summit organised by Barbara Bertolini in Vienna this week.“Swiss Pensionskassen are often invested in too many different strategies and are paying too much money for them,” he said.He urged medium-sized and smaller pension funds to instead specialise and get familiar with one or two strategies.last_img read more

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first_imgScience Daily 16 July 2012Poor people hold more traditional values toward marriage and divorce than people with moderate and higher incomes, UCLA psychologists report in the current issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family. The findings are based on a large survey about marriage, relationships and values, analyzed across income groups. They raise questions about how effectively some $1billion in government spending to promote the value of marriage among the poor is being spent. “A lot of government policy is based on the assumption that low-income people hold less traditional views about marriage,” said Benjamin Karney, a UCLA professor of psychology and senior author of the study. “However, the different income groups do not hold dramatically different views about marriage and divorce — and when the views are different, they are different in the opposite direction from what is commonly assumed. People of low income hold values that are at least as traditional toward marriage and divorce, if not more so.”http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120716163241.htmlast_img read more

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first_img The former France international played 42 games during his first spell with the Rossoneri, who could try to sign the player on loan with an option to buy in June 2021. The newspaper claims Chelsea are not prepared to let their man go on a discounted price this summer and the former Stade Rennais player is tied to Stamford Bridge until June 2022. read also:PSG want Leicester midfielder Ndidi over Bakayoko Chelsea spent €40m on the defensive midfielder ahead of the 2017-18 season, but has spent the last two season on loan with Milan and Monaco after having struggled to break into the starting line-up in London. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 25-year-old midfielder has played 20 Ligue 1 matches on loan at Monaco this term and the French club has an option to buy their former player. But Bakayoko, according to Tuttosport, contacted the Diavolo in recent weeks to underline his wish of a return to Milanello.Advertisement Chelsea loanee, Tiemoue Bakayoko, has reportedly contacted Milan, hoping for a return to San Siro this summer.center_img Loading…last_img read more

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first_img Press Association Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata has been advised to trust Jose Mourinho as the man who transformed Cristiano Ronaldo. Mourinho has spoken of a dislike of Chelsea’s recent playing style and the project of adapting it. With Oscar Mourinho’s preferred playmaking number 10, the left-footed Mata is tasked with a wide right role which necessitates tracking back in defence. Holland referred to Mata performing a similar role under Andre Villas-Boas in his first season at Chelsea following his signing from Valencia, before he was made the attacking lynch-pin under Roberto Di Matteo, a role he continued last term under Rafael Benitez. “Having to adapt – and Jose has used that phrase – is nothing particularly new here,” Holland added. “It’s another adaptation that is required. Juan has shown in his time here that he’s more than capable of doing that. And I’m sure that will be the case this time.” As part of the style overhaul, Mourinho must manage a host of attacking talent in three strikers – Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba – and six attack-minded midfielders players – Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Willian, Andre Schurrle and Kevin de Bruyne. When Mourinho brought Inter Milan to Stamford Bridge en route to winning the 2010 Champions League, Holland recalls an attacking quartet of Goran Pandev, Diego Milito, Eto’o and Wesley Sneijder who worked like “Trojans” defensively. More recently at Real Madrid, Mourinho had a wealth of attacking talent at his disposal, too. “The challenge, when the balance is loaded offensively like that, is that you don’t just play with the ball, you have to play without the ball as well,” Holland said. “That’s a challenge he (Mourinho) clearly managed to do (at Real Madrid), given the results that he had. “He’s quite clear in his mind, given the success he’s had, what is his recipe for success. I’m quite sure that can be achieved here as well.” Mata did not make mention of his limited role so far this season in his blog, which is through the Chelsea website, instead focusing on winning the Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup this term, having so far won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League in his two seasons with the Blues. To win the League Cup, Chelsea must overcome Swindon at the County Ground in a challenge which is not to be underestimated, Holland says. Holland pointed to recent precedent – Bradford’s march to the final which included wins over Arsenal and Aston Villa, plus Liverpool’s loss to Oldham in the FA Cup – as reason enough for Chelsea to be wary in Wiltshire. “The warning signs are there,” said Holland, reflecting on Chelsea beating League One Brentford in the FA Cup by virtue of a replay. “If you think you’ve got a divine right just to turn up and win games, prepare to be surprised.” World Cup winner Mata is to feature as Chelsea travel to Swindon in the Capital One Cup third round on Tuesday night. Mourinho has told the Spain forward, who has made two starts this term after being near ever-present in his first two seasons at Chelsea, to prove his worth at the County Ground. And Steve Holland has backed the Portuguese to further improve Mata, who was not in the squad for Saturday’s defeat of Fulham and instead trained twice over the weekend. Mourinho’s assistant cited the example of Ronaldo, the world’s most expensive player on his move to Real Madrid who improved his game still further at the Bernabeu. “He (Mourinho) is always pushing, pushing the players to the maximum every day,” Holland said. “That’s evident not just in his teams, but in the individuals he’s worked with. “If you look Jose’s three-year period working with Ronaldo, he’s really evolved as an individual. He’s not just a talented dribbler and runner with the ball who can score goals. “He has become a top-level match-winner who wants to run in behind, make runs, threaten the goal. “I don’t think that just happens. That comes with pushing, even if it’s the best. “On a day-to-day basis he (Mourinho) will be pushing for signs of improvement, working to progress the individual but ultimately for the benefit of the team.” last_img read more

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first_img Leinster number eight Heaslip assumed the captaincy after talismanic lock Paul O’Connell was felled by a chest infection on Saturday night. Tries from wing Andrew Trimble and full-back Rob Kearney cemented victory in head coach Joe Schmidt’s first Six Nations clash. Stand-in skipper Jamie Heaslip shrugged off a disallowed try to claim the score that broke Scotland’s resistance in Ireland’s 28-6 RBS 6 Nations victory in Dublin. Unruffled Ireland refused to let Munster lock O’Connell’s absence shake them off their stride, dispatching Scotland in what ultimately became a routine victory. Ireland coped admirably without bullish ball-carriers O’Connell and flanker Sean O’Brien, with Chris Henry and Peter O’Mahony impressing. But Kiwi boss Schmidt will be at pains to warn Ireland just how much of a step up the visit of Wales will prove in round two on Saturday. After the gut-wrenching 24-22 last-gasp loss to New Zealand in November, Ireland were desperate to hit back to winning ways. Objective one complete, Schmidt will demand more when Warren Gatland and Wales roll into town next week. Scotland dominated territory and possession in a gritty first-half, only for Ireland to break that stranglehold in the final exchanges. Scott Johnson has been at pains to build an extra attacking dimension to his Scotland side. The visitors were prepared to whip the ball wide at every turn, but in doing so failed to find sufficient midfield incision. Impressive number eight David Denton powered close after a scrum deep in the Ireland 22, that followed the hosts failing to clear their lines on a number of occasions. After that Scotland were unable to threaten seriously again in the half, with Duncan Weir’s drop-goal fake not leading to any gain. Laidlaw struck the post with a penalty after five minutes, and later he punted to the corner when he should have shot at goal. Scotland lost the ensuing line-out, squandering any points at all in going for the ill-judged jugular of a try. Crucially the hosts kept defensive shape and discipline, admittedly escaping punishment when O’Driscoll was rushed into a blind pass from a set scrum move that gifted Scotland good field position. As time ticked down on the half, Sexton slinked through two Scotland tackles to race from danger zone to the other. The Racing Metro fly-half fired out a pass to captain Heaslip, who cantered down the left wing heading for the corner. The Leinster loose-forward touched down as he rolled the tackle, only for TMO Carlo Damasco to rule him in touch. Ireland sustained the pressure from two driven line-outs in the Scotland 22 though, claiming just reward for persistence when Trimble sneaked home in the right corner. Heaslip capped a water-tight driven line-out as Ireland wrestled control after the break, bundling over to blunt the Scots’ power. Dave Kearney was forced into touch in his own 22 after misreading Weir’s punt into the corner. Toner hit a ruck from the side after the line-out to gift Scotland a penalty, and Laidlaw delivered the points from the tee. Ireland then built tight phases for the first time in the match, Henry blasting in three times, with O’Mahony, Heaslip and Best all burrowing in too. Sexton’s wayward pass handed Scotland a scrum, but Ireland managed to turn it over. Luke Marshall found Dave Kearney with a dangerous wide pass, before Ireland won a penalty with Scotland killing the ball. Ireland punted to the corner, pushing for their second try. And skipper Heaslip delivered after a fine driven line-out, to make up for the score ruled out in the first half. The Leinster loose-forward’s ninth Ireland try in his 61st cap, converted by Sexton, put Ireland in control. Sexton, O’Driscoll and Dave Kearney produced a smart midfield combination that almost unlocked Scotland’s dogged defence. Sean Lamont strayed offside to hand Ireland a kickable penalty, and Sexton slotted his third goal of the day. Weir’s astute chip into the left corner forced Ireland into a pressure line-out five metres from their own line as Scotland battled for a foothold. Replacement Jack McGrath produced a fine turnover to set Ireland back on the front foot, only for Tim Swinson to steal an intercept. Ireland recovered the ascendancy though, with Sexton’s tactical kicking to the fore. And the hosts added their third try when Rob Kearney capped a neat break from Henry, for a score on his 50th cap. Sexton converted to stretch Ireland’s advantage to 22 points, before making way for Ulster’s Paddy Jackson. Schmidt emptied his bench with the match clearly won, with more than one eye on the fast-approaching visit of Wales to Dublin, on Saturday. Scotland’s replacements battled manfully to force some kind of consolation, but in truth the visitors were outclassed. Paddy Jackson’s chip almost put Dave Kearney in for a try at the death, but the TMO ruled it out. Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgLEEDS, England (Reuters) – West Indies ended the fourth day of the unexpectedly enthralling second Test requiring 317 more runs to win after England turned the contest firmly in their favour.Having taken a 169-run first-innings advantage, the tourists will be disappointed to find themselves facing a final day with the odds against them but credit for that must go to some fine lower order England batting.England had managed only 258 in their first innings but their middle and lower order is their strength and combined to make 490 for eight before captain Joe Root decided to declare.West Indies’ opening pair survived the remaining six overs of the day, always a tricky task after a long day in the field, but it will take a most unexpected twist in the plot if they are to level the three-Test series.It has been a Test match with plenty of momentum shifts but the final session of the fourth day was when England finally grabbed a firm grip on proceedings.Not for the first time this summer, Moeen Ali was the key figure, striking 84 off 93 balls, including 14 boundaries, as England turned a decent effort with the bat into what should be a match-winning score.Moeen’s partnership with Chris Woakes, who ended unbeaten on 61, put on 117 runs for the eighth wicket and that could well prove to be the difference between the two teams.After losing Root for 72 in the morning session, a patient 61 off 186 balls from Dawid Malan and a more aggressive 58 from Ben Stokes gave England a decent platform.Malan and Stokes put on 91 runs for the fifth wicket partnership before Stokes was well caught by Kraigg Brathwaite on the long-off boundary.Spinner Roston Chase bowled Malan before picking up the crucial wicket of Jonny Bairstow (18), who dragged on when reverse-sweeping. There was fight left in the Caribbean team.The young West Indies team that been dismissed as no-hopers in some quarters after their poor first Test display had once again shown determination to get back into the game but then Moeen took the attack to them.The man-of-the-series from England’s successful four-Test campaign against South Africa is clearly batting with great confidence and he made good use of the sweep shot against spin as well as the right judgement against seam.Moeen will have plenty of work to do on the final day as England look to his off-spin to keep the pressure on once the new ball has worn off for James Anderson and Stuart Broad.West Indies will resume today on five without loss with openers Brathwaite and Kieran Powell knowing they need to make a strong start to avoid defeat.ENGLAND 1st innings 258 (B. Stokes 100, J. Root 59; S. Gabriel 4-51, K. Roach 4-71)WEST INDIES 1st innings 427 (S. Hope 147, K. Brathwaite 134; J. Anderson 5-76)ENGLAND 2nd innings (overnight 171-3)A. Cook c Dowrich b Holder 23M. Stoneman b Gabriel 52T. Westley c Dowrich b Holder 8J. Root c S. Hope b Gabriel 72D. Malan b Chase 61B. Stokes c K. Brathwaite b Chase 58J. Bairstow b Chase 18M. Ali c K. Brathwaite b Bishoo 84C. Woakes not out 61S. Broad not out 14Extras: (b-13, lb-5, nb-12, w-9) 39Total: (for 8 wickets declared, 141 overs) 490Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-81, 3-94, 4-212, 5-303, 6-312, 7-327, 8-444.Bowling: S. Gabriel 26-3-125-2 (nb-10 w-5), K. Roach 24-8-95-0, J. Holder 33-10-95-2, R. Chase 32-5-86-3, D. Bishoo 25-1-67-1 (nb-2), K. Brathwaite 1-0-4-0.WEST INDIES 2nd innings (Target: 322 runs)K. Brathwaite not out 4K. Powell not out 1Extras: 0Total: (for no loss, 6 overs) 5Fall of wickets: Nil.Bowling: J. Anderson 3-2-3-0, S. Broad 2-1-1-0, M. Ali 1-0-1-0.last_img read more

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first_img… Boys 11-12 year-old team dominate 400m freestyle relayDORADO swimmers Monique Watson and Elliott Gonsalves won medals number seven and eigh for the Dorado Speed Swim Club on day two of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational Swimming Championships, which is currently underway at the National Aquatic Centre in Couva, T&T.Gonsalves won his second gold medal, when he competed in the Boys’ 11-12 year-old division 200m breaststroke event. He clocked an impressive 2:49.20. His clubmate Stephen Ramkhelawan finished seventh in a time of 3:10.35 (a B Time Standard).Meanwhile Ethan Gonsalves clocked 3:01.82 (5th place) and Stephon Ramkhelawan 3:03.78 (7th place) in the Boys’ 13-14 age division.Watson, who had won a gold in the 400m IM, on day one, clocked 3:11.27s (C Time Standard) in her 200m breaststroke swim, for an overall second place finish in the Girls’ 11-12 category.In the final event of the day, the Dorado 11-12 team also highlighted their dominance when they stormed to gold in the 400m freestyle relay.Vladimir Woodroffe (gold and silver medal on the opening day), opened the race with a scorching time of 1:04.50s. Stephen Ramkhelawan and Tyler Allicock then entered the pool in the second and third legs respectively to increase the distance between Dorado and the other clubs.By the time Elliott Gonsalves had finished the race, Dorado swimmers had opened up a lead of approximately one length of the pool to make it an easy win.Dorado swimmers finished in 4:22.91 while second-place finishers TWA ended way behind, in 5:03.12.The ace Guyanese swimming club now have nine medals (eight individual and one relay) in total, five of which are gold medals.Yesterday the Guyanese swimmers were scheduled to compete in the 800m freestyle, 400m IM (males), 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 50m breaststroke and 200m backstroke.Guyana is represented by 13 swimmers from Dorado, four other Guyanese swimming as a ‘Guyana-Combined’ team and one swimmer from the Dolphin Speed Swim Club.Overall, some 424 swimmers from 13 clubs, representing six countries – (Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Vincent and home team Trinidad & Tobago) – are competing at the meet.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman By the time the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll is released Tuesday afternoon, Syracuse could be in the top spot.This past week, the No. 4 Orange (11-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) won both its games, posting a 2-1 win against Albany on Tuesday and a 3-1 victory over Wake Forest on Friday. No. 1 Washington tied its only game of the week, a 1-1 overtime draw against No. 23 Oregon State on Sunday. No. 2 UCLA lost in overtime to California, 3-2, on Friday and No. 3 Penn State was blown out by Maryland on Sunday by a 4-0 score.SU is almost guaranteed at least the No. 2 ranking with two of the top three teams losing, but Syracuse could jump up to No. 1 if the NSCAA poll voters determine a 2-0 week for the Orange is more impressive than a one-tie week for Washington.In the NCAA RPI rankings, Washington is No. 1 and Syracuse is No. 2. In the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll, the Huskies are No. 1 and the Orange No. 3, and the two will likely be Nos. 1 and 2 when TopDrawer’s unofficial national poll is released Monday morning.Syracuse already has its highest-ever ranking in program history, but it will have to wait until Tuesday’s NSCAA poll to find out if it will officially receive the nation’s top spot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

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