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The Sound and the Fury Extends Again Off-Broadway

first_imgThe Sound and the Fury has extended once again off-Broadway! The show, directed by John Collins and created by Elevator Repair Service, began previews in The Public Theater’s Martinson Theater on May 14 and will now run through July 12; it had previously been set to shutter on June 27.The Sound and the Fury is based on William Faulkner’s celebrated novel of the same name and follows the fictional Compson family of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. A once noble clan descended from a Civil War hero, the family falls victim to racism, greed and selfishness, embodying the clash between changing times and old ideals in the post-Civil War era. The play covers Part One of Faulkner’s novel, April Seventh, 1928.The ensemble cast includes Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, Randolph Curtis Rand, Greig Sargeant, Kaneza Schaal, Susie Sokol, Lucy Taylor, Tory Vazquez, Daphne Gaines, Rosie Goldensohn, Pete Simpson and Ben Williams. View Commentslast_img read more

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Don’t Let Rain Stop You, Get Your Outdoor Thrills Indoors

first_imgWe’ve all been guilty of planning to go out and hike, climb, run, or take part in some form of outdoor recreation and let dismal weather be the excuse to not go for it. It’s in times like those that it is good to know what options you have to still get your adventure on, but under a roof. Here are a few options for outdoor enthusiasts that don’t want the rainy days to hold them back.By no means do these options compare to the fresh air, beautiful scenery, and thrill that the outdoor experience provides, but they do give you a great way to keep your body in motion, practice some new skills, and build strength all while increasing the level of confidence in your skills.An inside look at Louisville’s Mega Cavern inside mountain biking course.Photo by Team Neon VeloIndoor mountain bike courses are an incredible find, but are not found as easily as indoor stationary bikes. With these courses, you get to have the full body experience and dirt-to-wheel connection that is so rare to find anywhere indoors. These courses are a favorite for bike junkies to have a place to pedal throughout the winter months as well. Indoor mountain bike courses to look for in the Blue Ridge include The Wheel Mill of Pennsylvania and Kentucky’s Mega Cavern.Rock climbing gyms are all over the Blue Ridge and are ideal for people of any skill set from first time climbers to those with extensive experience. Rock climbing can burn between 500 to 900 calories per hour making these gyms a great option for summer workouts. An added bonus is that you’re harnessed in with a staff supervised belaying system with mats underneath, providing a safe and forgiving environment in the event that you fall or make a mistake.Paddling pools are unique in that with limited space and the right equipment, they can simulate a real rowing experience you would find in open waters. From kayaking to rowing, paddle pools hold still water for you to paddle through and test maneuvers through classes and events such as roll clinics where you get to practice how to get right side up in the event that you flipped over in your kayak going down a river. More recently, some of these indoor paddling pools feature rowing tanks. With the intention to improve endurance and technique, the tanks mimic the conditions of open waters as rower sit in fixed positions and different aspects of the moving waters in the tank can be shifted to attempt to recreate specific water types and conditions. Depending on the paddle pool near you, there may even be options to paddle board as well.Check out what indoor recreation options you have in your area and before you know it, you’ll be hitting the water, climbing rock faces, and shredding the trails all while being inside.last_img read more

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The British pick up trial tips at Bennett training program

first_imgThe British pick up trial tips at Bennett training program September 1, 2003 Regular News The British pick up trial tips at Bennett training programcenter_img There will be no frying-pan waving back home in England, as the young American lawyers did using the evidence during closing arguments in a mock attempted murder trial.British lawyers are not allowed to touch the evidence.“You stand very still. You are far more concise and objective and neutral, really,” said Thomas Wright, of London, one of four Brits among the students at the Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program.“You can be quite forceful. You can use quite strong terms. But I think the British jury would just feel a little bit wary of somebody who is being too expressive. They would think it is a little bit of an act and be less inclined to believe you were being genuine.”In lilting Queen’s English that seems to add 20 points to his IQ, Wright continues: “The main thing is how exuberant an American jurist is. He’ll stalk around the courtroom, he’ll pick up exhibits and wave them around and use very emotive terms. As I say, he’ll wander around and be very expressive physically. And that’s just not something that happens in an English courtroom.”That’s not to say Wright didn’t enjoy the show during the mock trials.“To see a good American practitioner doing this job well, it’s still very good. You don’t have to wander around the courtroom and jump up and down to get across the whole idea. It’s the same principle. You are still trying to win the jury over. Sometimes some of the mannerisms are helpful, the immediacy of the language, the colloquialisms are very effective — used in moderation.”While the week-long training brought together young assistant state attorneys and assistant public defenders, Wright explained there is no such distinction in his homeland.“We have a slightly different system, whereby we can prosecute and defend. All barristers are self-employed, and we do whatever case is given to us. It might be the Crown Prosecution Service, and you prepare prosecution cases. Or it might be by the Defense Solicitors and you might meet with defendants and talk with them and prepare their cases for trial. We pick up the papers, usually, when it’s all ready for trial. And we just do the trial advocacy. The more serious cases you might meet with your client once and you might have more to do with the preparation of the case and the gathering of evidence. But by and large, we just do courtroom advocacy.”Paul Zacks, chief assistant state attorney in the 15th Judicial Circuit and on the faculty for the training, said having the Brits as students is part of an exchange program whereby American trial attorneys go to Oxford.While Zacks was drumming on young lawyers to step away from the podium, in Britain it is a rule to stay at the podium.“What you find is because they are not allowed to do all the gesturing that we do, their command of the language is so good, because they can only beat you with their words. They can’t be acting. They can’t get up in people’s faces. Their word choices are perfect.”Jury selection also is a whole different game across the pond.“They don’t pick the juries over there,” Zacks explains. “If the person is qualified under the statute, they sit. They could be the defendant’s best friend and they could sit. They’re not even allowed to ask that question.”While the trial court systems are very different here, there were common pointers to take back home.“It’s advocacy, really,” said Wright.“What will persuade a jury in one country will persuade one in another. So it’s really helpful to put a case very effectively. I think it’s done very differently here, and it’s helpful to pick up stylistic behaviors.”last_img read more

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When should you call 911 during coronavirus pandemic?

first_imgThrough this pandemic they will be here for the community. “If you feel like there are too many people, keep an eye out for a minute. See if they are actually hanging out for a while because a lot of time it is nothing,” she says. “During the past week people are getting a little cabin fever I guess and things like disputes are picking up a little bit,” said Peak. “Everybody in the community has the uncertainties of the pandemic, and they are interacting with the community all day long and then they have to go home and face those same uncertainties at home,” said Ponticiello. “It’s way you find yourself in an emergency situation that you are not able to solve with the resources that you have at hand and there is a life safety risk,” Ponticiello told 12 News Wednesday. He said this a good time to recognize the work of the 911 dispatch. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – April 12 to 18 is National Public Telecommunications Week. Jess Peak has been a 911 dispatcher in our area for the past year. “I think the most exciting is not knowing what your’e answering when you pick up a phone,” Jess Peak says. Peak said she has seen a decrease in overall calls since the coronavirus pandemic got in full swing but they have seen an increase in a certain area. Broome County Emergency Services Director, Mike Ponticiello, said the appropriate time to call 911 hasn’t changed even with the pandemic. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. She said when it comes to calling about social distancing you should wait a minute and keep an eye out before making a call. last_img read more

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Zaprešić is richer by 10 guides of heritage interpreters

first_imgThey realized how important it is to include visitors in the story because it can reach their hearts, and because of that experience the visitor will not forget how he felt and what he experienced in the New Palace, said the licensed trainer of the European Association for Heritage Interpretation Ivana Zrilić who held this training and added: “Proud and happy that I had the opportunity to educate a top storytelling master, creative and owner of the Entertainment Laboratory – Dijana Zorić. Vlatka Pehar Matić, the top guide of the Zadar County, awarded by the CNTB, who delighted with the presentation of intangible heritage, and which is usually not recommended for beginners. Then the pearl of the Zaprešić Tourist Board, Lara Purgar Hadžić, such a hard-working, smart, young lady who presents the New Palace with dignity, and baked us Sofia’s kisses. A special costume designer who lives the history of Novi dvori, Lidija Gašpar, who awakened our senses through plants and bouquets. Tourist animator and experienced guide Mihaela Žugec Saračević, who also made the poster, read the poem, and in a humorous way presented the ban and the inspirational one. And finally, a small walking encyclopedia and tourist guide Tanja Mirić, who gave a lot of information in such a short, given time.”Zrilić pointed out and noted that she was especially happy that there were two pensioners in the group, each of whom enriched and gave their contribution in their own way. Licensed trainer of the European Association for Heritage Interpretation Ivana Zrilić, who held this training, pointed out that all participants are very satisfied with the dynamics, pace, practical exercises and experience they had. This 40-hour licensed training was intended for museum guides, nature park staff, tour guides and all those who have the opportunity to personally present the heritage to visitors. Over the course of five days, participants discovered various phenomena, gave them deeper meanings and sought hidden messages, and connected with heritage – all in the spirit of storytelling. The focus is on an experience that the visitor will not forget The first training for certified guides organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Zaprešić and the European Association for Heritage Interpretation Interpret Europe was completed in Zaprešić. “I am extremely pleased that we have launched a training in Zaprešić for guide interpreters, in cooperation with the European Association for the Interpretation of Heritage Interpret Europe, which has not yet been held in the Zagreb County. The response was excellent and most importantly, the participants were extremely satisfied with the acquired knowledge and experience. This is only the first training in a series of activities that we plan to organize within our TZZ academy, and I hope that other trainings will be equally successful.”Director of the Tourist Board of the City of Zaprešić Toni Ganjto. All participants successfully passed the written exam and their interpretive speeches and showed that they have learned the skills of heritage interpretation, adds Zrlić. The last step to the official promotion is the final work that participants must send, so Zaprešić will receive 10 certified guides of heritage interpreters from the association Interpret Europe.last_img read more

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Brighton rock around the clock

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The Few Towers

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Bernardino backs pensions stakeholder group amid merger concerns

first_img“Our position, and my personal position, is very clear on this – I would definitely advocate the current situation and to continue to have a specific pensions stakeholder group,” he told IPE.“When we started at EIOPA we were concerned about the complexities of managing two stakeholder groups, and the dimensions of this.“It is of course complex, but to be frank, after the three and half years I definitely see the value in having individual stakeholder groups for insurance and pensions.”The Commission proposed the idea alongside funding ESAs through a direct industry levy rather than the EU budget.At the time, members of the current occupational pensions stakeholder group (OPSG) told IPE a merged group would become dominated by insurance, leaving debate on pensions issues very restricted.Representative groups from the UK, Ireland and Netherlands all said their organisations would be concerned if a merger went ahead as the specificities of pensions needed addressing.The review into ESAs will now form part of the brief for new financial stability, financial services and capital markets union Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, who is expected to take up his post later this year.However, Bernardino remained adamant and said once consulted, his organisation would express the desire to operate two working groups.“Of course there are common issues, such as the work on personal pensions, and the two stakeholder groups and working together on this. “The collective work is good and we welcome that,” he said. “But there are differences. They are different types of markets and there are different types of issues.”The review into ESA working groups also looked at the proportion of representation from pension funds and small and medium size businesses, causing further issues for pensions representatives. The chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has spoken out against plans to merge the organisation’s separate insurance and pensions stakeholder groups.The European Commission (EC) recently published a review of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), of which EIOPA is one, and said all authorities should only operate one stakeholder group.EIOPA is the only ESA to operate two groups, meaning the EC’s plans would effectively see a merger of the insurance and pensions divisions.Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of EIOPA, said he was strongly against the Commission’s idea and stressed it originated from an industry consultantation and not from his organisation.last_img read more

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Construction workers plan a break for NMLRA event

first_imgFriendship, In. — A construction hiatus to accommodate State Road 62 traffic for the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s Spring Shoot at Friendship is in effect in Dearborn County through June 18.  On June 19, the Indiana Department of Transportation will re-close S.R. 62 south of Dillsboro.  This will allow contracted crews to continue slide correction operations.Motorists will detour around the geohazard site via S.R. 129 and U.S. 50.Beaty Construction is INDOT’s contractor for this $5 million slide correction project which includes a second slide site in Ripley County.last_img

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Toure fires warning to Liverpool

first_img Having been drawn against Barcelona in the knockout stage of the Champions League, Toure has had word from inside the Catalan club’s camp that is not a draw they are relishing. “I had a call from one of my old team-mates from Spain who was quite disappointed,” said the former Barcelona midfielder. “He wasn’t sure what would happen. In the past they would be confident they would go through and beat anyone but they are afraid about us. “The way we are playing at home – and they are seeing that – means they are quite scared because we play fantastic football, we score goals and it is total attack. “At the moment we are terrific at home. Any team who comes here we think we can score against – maybe it won’t always be the case for us to achieve that every game. “We are not the sort of team that is fearful of opponents, we are playing in an attractive way and an attacking way, and I think Liverpool will be aware of that.” City’s home record is formidable as they have won all eight league matches and scored 35 goals and they are only in third place, one point behind Liverpool, because of their inferior away form. Striker Sergio Aguero has scored eight of his 13 league goals at the Etihad Stadium but his calf injury means fans will be denied the chance to see the top-flight’s two leading scorers go head-to-head. Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is in the form of his life with 19 goals in just 12 league games and Toure admits it is difficult to separate the two. “Aguero is unbelievable, he is one of the most important strikers in this league at the moment,” said the Ivory Coast international. “He can always make something happen and his partnership with Alvaro (Negredo) was fantastic for us so at the moment missing him is a big blow for us but we have to deal with it. “Suarez is a brilliant player and this season he is at the top. Him and Aguero are the best strikers in England, no question, and are up there as the best in the world too. “It would have been fantastic to see them on the same pitch in this game; Suarez has everything in his game at the moment. “But Liverpool are a team with other good players too and a good manager. It will be a big, big game.” Press Association Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has warned Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool they should fear a Boxing Day trip to the Etihad Stadium as even Barcelona are afraid of them. The Merseysiders arrive on Boxing Day full of confidence as they are top of the table at Christmas for the first time in five years. They are actually the last club to be in that position and not go on to win the title but despite rising optimism at Anfield, Toure sounded a word of caution. last_img read more

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