Tix Now Available to See A Better Place Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Edward James Hyland(Courtesy of Boneau Bryan Brown) Tickets are now available to feast the eyes on off-Broadway’s A Better Place, a new play by Wendy Beckett. Evan Bergman is set to direct the limited engagement, which will begin performances on May 4 and officially open on May 15. Starring Edward James Hyland and more, the production will run through June 12 at The Duke On 42nd Street.The uproarious new play centers around a male couple transfixed by their neighbors—and the goings on in their swanky apartment. They can’t tear themselves away from the window. The lifestyle over there is sumptuous, and they have a quirky daughter whose tastes run to exhibitionism. Speculation begins…where did they get all that wealth? And what about the kooky brokers who regularly visit them? Who are these funny people in the glorious glass box? We all want what they have! Could it be they have attained—A Better Place?The cast will also feature Judith Hawking (Soldier’s Wife), Jessica DiGiovanni (Sleepwalkers), John FitzGibbon (Murder in the First), Rob Maitner (Fairy Tales) and Michael Satow (Final Analysis). Related Showscenter_img A Better Place Show Closed This production ended its run on June 11, 2016last_img read more

Police Settle in Two More Favelas in Rio de Janeiro

first_imgBy Dialogo January 18, 2013 With the formal launch of two Police Pacification Units (UPPs) on January 16, Brazil’s Military Police officially settled in the Jacarezinho and Manguinhos favelas, which are among the most dangerous in Rio de Janeiro and hubs of crack consumption. Last October, both slums were taken by Police and Navy officers, after decades of aggressive drug trafficking control. In total, 1,131 Police officers will patrol the winding roads of Jacarezinho and Manguinhos on motorcycles, cars, and on foot. Thirty UPPs have been established in Rio since 2008, when the occupation strategy began to be applied in the favelas in order to improve security before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The authorities are expecting to have 40 units by 2014. “We are not naïve enough to think that after years of neglect all the problems will be solved overnight; this is very challenging,” governor of Rio de Janeiro state Sergio Cabral said in the inauguration ceremony. Jacarezinho and Manguinhos, with a population of about 70,000 people, were among the most dangerous favelas in Rio de Janeiro. In these slums, drug trafficking activities were carried out during broad daylight, and it was common to see armed people on the streets.last_img read more

6 steps to develop member-centric models

first_imgAs financial technologies become more complex, credit unions must design their business and data models around the member continue reading » by: Nate WentzlaffThe internet continues to send waves throughout a once calm financial services industry.  Historically, credit unions served members who regularly visited a local branch.  Getting to know individual members was the norm.  The “good old days” (as those who are uncomfortable with change might see them) are over.  Digital banking channels and innovative business systems have changed everything.  Now, with gigabytes of data being produced daily by even the smallest credit unions, effective modeling has become vital.  Developing business and data models to best serve members has become an essential part of every credit union’s mission.The following 6 steps should be followed to develop member-centric models:1)      Analyze Membership DemographicsIn order to develop any model, the designer must be intimately familiar with its purpose.  When building a car model, the designer must understand the purpose of the vehicle being creating.  If the car is designed for high gas mileage, the design will be much different than a vehicle that needs to haul heavy items.  Learning more about the needs of current (and potential) members is the same concept.  Gathering data on age, gender, employment, income, current product portfolio, and other relevant information will allow leaders to visualize their members’ needs.  This insight will establish the foundation for the credit union business model.center_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Data privacy requires security: CUNA to House, Senate subcommittees

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA continued its push for Congressional action on data privacy and security Tuesday with letters sent to House and Senate subcommittees for the record of two hearings.The House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy conducted its hearing on improving data security at consumer reporting agencies, while the hearing conducted by the Senate Commerce subcommittee on manufacturing, trade and consumer protection covered small business perspectives on data privacy.The letters note that strong information security and privacy standards are part of the financial services industry’s business practices. Credit unions and other financial institutions are subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and examined by regulators for compliance.last_img read more

David Easton, Architect for an American Gentry, Dies at 83

first_img“He certainly did the grand houses of the 1980s, and nobody did it better,” said Bunny Williams, the interior designer who, like Mr. Easton, is an alumna of Parish-Hadley, the Kennedy- and post-Kennedy-era design firm that taught new money to look old and old money to look fresh. “But most of his work wasn’t published, because he worked for very private people. It was a totally different time, and he wasn’t interested in fame. He was confident about what he was doing, and he never had to be pretentious.”David Anthony Easton was born on April 9, 1937, in Louisville, Ky., and grew up in York, Pa., the eldest of three children. His father, David Allen Easton, worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as an accountant; his mother, Elizabeth (Scheidt) Easton, was a homemaker.Mr. Easton spent summers with a grandmother in Chicago, and he knew he wanted to be an architect after visiting the Trend House at the Marshall Field’s department store there and becoming transfixed by its model rooms. He studied architecture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and after graduation received a scholarship to study architecture at a school in Fontainebleau, France.When Mr. Easton returned to New York City in 1964, he went to work for Edward Wormley, the modernist furniture designer. But he was a classicist at heart. In 1967, Parish-Hadley hired him as a senior designer. He started his own firm in 1972, and by the next decade, his work, along with that of Mark Hampton and Mario Buatta, would become emblematic of the English-style opulence that defined the 1980s. Speaking of his former client, Ms. Kluge, Mr. Easton told Town & Country in 2011: “I think she was searching for pleasure in life. The old Roman carpe diem. She was having a good time. I’m not protecting her. I’m just saying she has a view like that, and I think it’s a good and healthy one.” Yet Mr. Easton, who had a deep knowledge of and abiding love for Regency furniture, Roman statuary, Delft pottery and Chinese antiquities, was not really an impresario of glitz and bling. His tastes were disciplined, and he did not seek the spotlight. Even for its time, at the height of the go-go Reagan years, Albemarle House was considered over the top.“Albemarle House really threw down the gauntlet during the roaring ’80s,” said Stephen Drucker, former editor in chief of House Beautiful and Town & Country magazines. Gossip columnists fell all over themselves describing the excesses of the Kluges, like a private disco, a golf course and liveried footmen.The Kluges certainly weren’t the only high-wattage clients in Mr. Easton’s portfolio. He designed an apartment in the Pierre hotel in Manhattan for Phyllis and Sumner Redstone, the media mogul who died in August. For Paula Zahn, the former CNN anchor, he built a contemporary house in Aspen, Colo. And for Herbert Black, the Canadian businessman who exposed the Sotheby’s and Christie’s price-fixing scandal in 2000, he created a Georgian-style house in Montreal. – Advertisement – There were formal English gardens, five lakes carved into the estate’s 6,000 acres, a carriage house and stables, a grotto, a helicopter landing pad, an 850-acre game preserve and a chapel, for which Mr. Easton designed the vestments of the clergy who would preside there, as well as the crypt below. (Mr. Easton researched just what was required to store embalmed bodies.) The house itself was more than 23,000 square feet, and Mr. Easton filled it with European and English antiques.- Advertisement –center_img In 1981, Mr. Easton was already an established architect and decorator when Alistair Stair, a principal of Stair & Company, an antiques dealer, suggested to Patricia Kluge, who had just married John Kluge, the much older billionaire head of MetroMedia, that Mr. Easton was the man to design the estate the couple wanted to build in Charlottesville, Va.Mr. Easton and Ms. Kluge met at the Carlyle hotel in Manhattan, and, as was his habit, he used a cocktail napkin to sketch his design for a 45-room brick manor that the Kluges would name Albemarle House. – Advertisement – Mr. Easton and Mr. Steinmeyer married in 2014, after 39 years together. Mr. Steinmeyer said he had been engaged to a woman back home in Oklahoma when he and Mr. Easton met in 1975. “David said: “I’m not going to tell you what to do, but you can’t have your life two different ways. Either way, you’re going to make somebody very unhappy. If you want to screw up your life, that’s fine. But don’t screw up somebody else’s.”In 1992, Mr. Easton was named to Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame.Despite his very proper interiors, Mr. Easton had a mischievous streak. He drank red wine with all his meals, even breakfast, declaring, like W.C. Fields, that he didn’t like water because fish mated in it (although both he and Fields used a different verb). Former employees recall Mr. Easton asking for a ham sandwich on the Concorde, the supersonic jet that used to ferry the wealthy across the Atlantic at record speeds, instead of the lobster thermidor they were serving. At dinner parties he liked to say that he was a sex therapist, so that he didn’t have to talk about his work.But he was very serious about that design work, and its implications.In an interview with New York Social Diary in 2007, Mr. Easton said it was no longer appropriate to be building enormous houses.“I’ve built all these Georgian houses, we’re talking about 15-to-25,000-square-foot houses,” he said. “Young people are not going to build that way. They still are up in Greenwich, but that’s the last blast. We can’t afford to. No, I think in the day and age when people are starving and dying, the earth can’t afford it.” David Easton, an architect and interior designer who created English-style palaces for an American aristocracy, died on Oct. 29 at his home in Tulsa, Okla. He was 83.James Steinmeyer, his husband and only immediate survivor, said the cause was complications of dementia.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Roy Keane names three Arsenal players that are a ‘big problem’ for Mikel Arteta

first_imgRoy Keane names three Arsenal players that are a ‘big problem’ for Mikel Arteta Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Sep 2020 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares View 5 comments Keane was unimpressed by Arsenal’s back three (Picture: SKY)‘There’s no getting away from that but he will still want some improvement,’ Keane told Sky Sports.‘His hands are tied which is a big problem because he still needs a couple more players in. ‘We saw again tonight that defeneivsly – I still think David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding, there’s big question marks over them. Luiz still has that mistake in him’.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta hopes to add to his squad before the transfer window closes next Monday.Arsenal have submitted two bids for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar but neither offer came close to the Ligue 1 club’s valuation of the midfielder.Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey remains a priority but the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira may have to make way before activating a £45m release clause in the Ghanaian’s contract.MORE: Jurgen Klopp argues with Manchester United legend Roy Keane after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal Advertisement Mikel Arteta’s side were well beaten by Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Mikel Arteta has a ‘big problem’ on his hands because Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and Rob Holding are not good enough for the Gunners.The Spaniard’s side were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield, despite taking the lead in the first half through Alexandre Lacazette.The Frenchman’s strike gave Arsenal something to hold onto but their lead lasted just two minutes as Sadio Mane equalised before Andrew Robertson put the Reds ahead going into the half-time break.Arsenal stayed in the game but as they pushed forward for an equaliser, Diogo Jota capitalised on the extra space by wrapping up the victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have made improvements under Arteta but Keane believes that the defensive trio that started in a back three at Anfield underline how far the club have to go. last_img read more

Jennifer A. “Jenny” (Davis) Cotton

first_imgJennifer “Jenny” Davis Cotton, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday November 23, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Jenny was born May 21, 1970 in Springfield, OH, daughter of John Davis and Peggy (Peters) Davis.She worked several years as a Trucking Account Manager for Consolidate Grain and Barge.Jenny was a breast cancer survivor. She was a graduate of Wright State University. She was a member of Aurora Tri-Kappa sorority, and served as Province Officer. She was very involved with her boys’ soccer, and baseball, serving as Little League score keeper, and treasurer. She was known as “Coachette Jenny.” Jenny was an avid reader. She enjoyed fashion, and loved to shop. She was a talker, and did not know a stranger. Jenny loved her family most of all, and was most fond of family time; especially family trips to Gatlinburg.“Jenny” is survived by loving spouse, of 20 years, Jeffrey Cotton, two sons, Bryston Cotton, and Ashton Cotton; father, John Davis of Wilmington, OH; mother, Peggy Davis of Winter Haven, FL; sister, Tammy (Brett) Gregory of Wilmington, OH; sister-in-law, Tammy Worthington of Lawrenceburg, IN; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Verna and Kenny Cotton of Aurora, IN; nieces, Brittany Gregory, Allison (Justin) Hunefeld, Whitney (Nick) Brodbeck, Mallory (Trey) Jackson, Hannah Worthington; and nephews, Blake Gregory, Tyler (Haley) Worthington, Kyle Worthington.Jenny was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Amy Cotton.Friends will be received Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 3:00 pm with Pastor William Secrest officiating.Contributions may be made to Tri Kappa Sorority, South Dearborn Athletic Fund, or Aurora Little League. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Bulgaria to name new coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Joshua, Pulev battle gets date, venue Bulgaria football chief resigns over racism row Abraham benched as England put six past Bulgaria Former Ludogorets and Levski Sofia boss, Georgi Dermendzhiev, is set to be appointed as the new head coach of Bulgaria, the |vice-president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said on Monday.The 64-year-old Dermendzhiev will replace Krasimir Balakov, who resigned a few days after a 6-0 defeat by England last Monday when some supporters taunted the visitors with Nazi salutes and monkey chants, prompting match officials to halt the game twice. [L3N2733MF]“Georgi Dermendzhiev is the new head coach of Bulgaria,” BFU vice-president Yordan Letchkov said, adding that Dermendzhiev would sign his contract on Tuesday.Dermendzhiev led Ludogorets to three consecutive Bulgarian league titles between 2015 and 2017.His side became the first Bulgarian team to register a Champions League group stage victory when they beat Switzerland’s Basel in 2014.Winless Bulgaria is bottom of Group A in the Euro 2020 qualifying stage with three points from seven matches.They host the Czech Republic in their final group match next month. Tags: BulgariaGeorgi DermendzhievKrasimir Balakovlast_img read more

EHS boys, GSA girls win at Washington Academy Invitational

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys and George Stevens Academy girls headlined a dominant day for Hancock County runners with team wins at Friday’s meet at Washington Academy in East Machias.On the boys’ side, Ellsworth accounted for nine of the top-20 runners. Matt Shea finished fourth with a time of 18 minutes, 57.87 seconds to lead the way, and Matt Frost (seventh), Mark Berry (ninth) and Nicholas Cormier (10th) joined him in the top 10.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold won the race with a time of 17:12.17. Sumner’s Luke Barnes finished fifth with a time of 19:02.55, and GSA’s Isaac Wardwell claimed 11th by finishing in 20:21.10.GSA’s girls’ team celebrated the return of Mary Richardson, who missed the previous meet in Bucksport because of an injury. Richardson took second place behind teammate Eliza Broughton, whose time of 21:08.35 marked her third win this season.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth’s Trinity Montigny claimed third on the girls’ side, finishing 13.25 seconds behind Richardson and nearly three minutes ahead of fourth-place teammate Emma McKechnie. For Sumner, Skye Howard finished 12th with a time of 27:13.38.Below is a list of the top-20 finishers and all team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.Boys’ individualBrendan Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 17:12.17Matyas Nachtigall, Washington Academy, 17:44.11Addison Cote, Calais, 18:38.59Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 18:57.87Luke Barnes, Sumner, 19:02.55Holden Clapp, Searsport, 19:06.55Matt Frost, Ellsworth, 19:16.27Justice Bassett, Calais, 19:24.77Mark Berry, Ellsworth, 19:49.36Nicholas Cormier, Ellsworth, 19:56.95Isaac Wardwell, George Stevens Academy, 20:21.10Bryce Carter, Ellsworth, 20:33.07Max Mattson, GSA, 20:59.77Ian Renwick, GSA, 21:05.58Nyahm Wolf, GSA, 21:09.38Calvin Nelson, Ellsworth, 21:09.51Atticus Deeny, Ellsworth, 21:21.28Vianney Cambier, Ellsworth, 21:21.83Benton Bird, Ellsworth, 21:40.72Cody Pellerin, Calais, 21:46.25Boys’ team scoresEllsworth, 37GSA, 70Calais, 78Washington Academy, 110Searsport, 124Bucksport, 146Sumner, 148Girls’ individualEliza Broughton, GSA, 21 minutes, 8.35 secondsMary Richardson, GSA, 21:34.74Trinity Montigny, Ellsworth, 21:47.99Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 24:32.71Grace Broughton, GSA, 25:22.02Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 25:36.47Susanna Jakub, GSA, 25:52.28Elizabeth Bitar, Calais, 25:53.95Jenna Eldridge, GSA, 26:21.55Miriam Nelson, Ellsworth, 26:31.22Josie Czuj, GSA, 27:12.53Skye Howard, Sumner, 27:13.38Kristen Moseley, Ellsworth, 27:31.77Jordan Finley, Washington Academy, 30:24.01Sophia McVicar, Calais, 30:31.81Abby Mazgaj, Ellsworth, 30:34.51Chelsea Lounder, Ellsworth, 32:18.75Ariel Larrabee, DI-S, 34:05.60Emma Plummer, DI-S, 34:08.84Shaelea Perkins, Washington Academy, 34:33.93Girls’ team scoresGSA, 21Ellsworth, 39last_img read more

Syracuse utilizes 5-man midfield, fast play to top St. Mary’s 3-0

first_img Published on August 31, 2014 at 11:05 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ With six minutes left in the game, St. Mary’s (Calif.) midfielder Cory Schmidt pulled the trigger from 30 yards out, hitting the left post and sending Syracuse goalie Alex Bono diving in desperation.The threat on goal was an outlier in an otherwise lopsided game, though, as it was the Gaels’ only attempt on target in a match the Orange dominated from start to finish.Outshooting St. Mary’s 21-2, Syracuse (2-0) remained undefeated with a 3-0 victory over St. Mary’s (0-2) at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday night. Utilizing its five-midfielder formation to constantly get forward and pester the Gaels’ back line, SU’s offensive effort complemented another shutout from its back three. “We really played at a high tempo, real good energy and enthusiasm,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “It’s nice for me to repeat myself to say 3-0 win, can’t really grumble. It was a good 90-minute performance from us tonight.”After Chris Nanco and Tyler Hilliard pressured the Gaels’ back four multiple times in the first several minutes, it was trickery from a set piece that put the hosts on the board less than 10 minutes in.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJulian Buescher and Jordan Murrell stood behind the ball 22 yards out to prepare to take a free kick. While the St. Mary’s wall was busy getting situated and not paying attention, Buescher fed a wide open Emil Ekblom to the right, who calmly slotted it home to give the Orange a 1-0 lead.The visitors didn’t stop there, as Juuso Pasanen had a would-be goal headed off the line by a defender and Ekblom saw a header of his own careen off the crossbar, both in the next 10 minutes.With five midfielders, the Orange was able to throw players forward in transition and create number advantages in the attacking third — which materialized in a host of early chances. “It definitely helps us out packing up the midfield,” Nanco said. “It helps us win balls and go forward and create chances, so I think it’s going to be good for us going forward.”SU extended its lead with just more than five minutes remaining in the half when Murrell lined up alone behind another free kick. On Friday against Niagara, Murrell had a free kick from the same spot curl just wide of the right post. This time he hit the post before the ball deflected off the back of diving St. Mary’s goalie Andre Rawls and into the net.“Any goal at home I’ll take, any goal whatsoever, even if it’s a tap-in,” Murrell said. “Even as a defender, trying to score goals to help the team out any way possible.”In the second half, it was Nanco who terrorized the Gaels’ back line.He repeatedly went right at the St. Mary’s right backs, often keeping them on skates before accelerating past them to put a chance on net or a cross in the box.Twelve minutes into the half, Nanco cut left and right four times down the left wing before finally taking the ball to the end line. He dribbled inside and after leaving a defender in his tracks, drew a foul in the box that Nick Perea then turned into a penalty kick goal.“From the beginning of the game our coaches told us their defensive line was not really that fast, so I tried to use my speed against them and it worked out,” Nanco said. “It’s a nice feeling to do that for the team and late in the game, we need to keep on putting the pedal to the metal.”Although McIntyre once again said the decisive cross could’ve been better, the second-straight three-goal victory with the 3-5-2 led the head coach to praise his team.“Systems are only as good as the players you have, and I thought we pressed the ball well,” McIntyre said. “Just that final pass and that little bit of quality and composure, but we were knocking on the door again tonight.” Commentslast_img read more