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Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

James Franco Will Direct for Rattlestick; 20th Anniversary Season Announced

first_img The world premiere of Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will play November 6 through December 13 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The show is set in a small black community in rural Appalachia and explores what it costs to be an individual in America. Daniel Talbot’s Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait will have its world premiere in spring 2015, with specific dates to be announced later. American soldiers Smith and Leadem kill time at a worn out desert outpost swallowed by sand on the other side of the world. As the days fall away it becomes less and less possible to know what is future, past, living, dead, or dream. View Comments James Franco James Franco is set to make his stage directing debut for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s 20th anniversary season. The Of Mice and Men star will helm the world premiere of Robert Boswell’s The Long Shrift. The season will also include New York and world premieres by Keith Josef Adkins, Sheila Callaghan, Laura Eason, Michael Laurence, Laith Nakli and Daniel Talbott. The previously reported Phoenix, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, will also be part of the season. Laith Nakli’s Shesh Yak will be helmed by Bruce McCarty and play January 15, 2015 through February 19 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Set in the spring of 2011, five weeks into the civil uprising in Syria, the play centers around Jameel, a 40-year-old Syrian-American writer in his New York apartment and his houseguest Haytham, 15 years Jameel’s senior, a Syrian ex-patriot and a leader in the anti-Syrian government movement in New York on business. The world premiere of Hamlet In Bed will run May 14, 2015 through June 18 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, the show follows Michael, a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things: finding his real mother and playing the famous Gloomy Dane Boswell’s The Long Shrift will have a limited engagement July 7 through August 23 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The play follows Richard Singer, a dorky teenage boy who is accused and thrown in jail for rape, tearing his parents apart. Now, nine years later, Richard is out of jail and his accuser is back in his life. The Undeniable Sound of Right Now will have its world premiere March 20, 2015 through May 2. Written by Laura Eason and helmed by Kristen Kelly, the show will play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. It’s 1992. Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. When his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the next big thing. The New York premiere of Everything You Touch, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, will run February 13, 2015 through April 14 at Cherry Lane’s Mainstage. Skipping back and forth in time, the production is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that’s more than skin deep. Star Fileslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2020

U.S. Troops Provide Medical Care to 1,100 Nicaraguans

first_imgBy Dialogo May 12, 2010 Tucked away in the countryside of Nicaragua, more than 25 American, Nicaraguan and Honduran medical professionals provided healthcare May 3-6 to more than 1,100 residents in and around El Ayote. This team made up of Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians from Joint Task Force-Bravo as well as Nicaraguan Soldiers and Ministry of Health personnel came together to treat a variety of illnesses including stomach pains, chest colds, skin rashes, and other illnesses. “We worked with the government of Nicaragua to determine the best location for us to conduct this joint medical readiness exercise,” said Col. Marie Dominguez, Medical Element commander. “I think this MEDRETE went very well and I know we built relationships with the people of Nicaragua.” This MEDRETE was set up into four sections: preventive health, pre-screening, medical evaluations and pharmacy. Everyone that came to the MEDRETE went through preventive healthcare class where they covered topics such as hand washing, how to chlorinate water, cold and flu prevention and an explanation of the de-worming medication. During pre-screening patients sat down with nurses so they could assess the patient’s needs and get vital information on them to determine whether they needed to be seen by one of the doctors. Everyone was seen by one of six Nicaraguan, American or Honduran doctors. “We try to assess each individual’s needs and give them the best immediate care available which typically comes in the form of some combination of medicines that the pharmacy provides,” said Colonel Dominguez. “When we identify someone that needs on-going or follow-up care, we work with the Ministry of Health physicians to ensure that they get the care they need.” The pharmacy brought a variety of medication to cover a large range of aliments for the people of El Ayote. After more than 1,100 patients the pharmacy handed out over 2,000 prescriptions to the patients seen by the medical professionals. For some, medical expertise was not the only skill that they provided… American Soldiers and Airmen translated for the nurses, doctors and pharmacy technicians to make the MEDRETE a success. “I’ve provided translation during surgical MEDRETEs in Honduras but this is a new experience for me,” said Staff Sgt. Lenin Lainez, a surgical technician who was born in Honduras but moved to the United States in 1997 and then later joined the U.S. Air Force. “I’m excited about being able to help out my Central American brothers in Nicaragua and provide medical care to the people of El Ayote.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2020

Colombia and Ecuador Disrupt Human Trafficking Network

first_img In May, three Indian citizens and three Ecuadoreans were detained for belonging to a network that illegally transported people from India and Sri Lanka to the United States. “Investigators said that the defendants allegedly obtained $25,000 to $30,000 for transporting people to North America,” the Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. By Dialogo August 15, 2013 “Six alleged gang members were captured in Quito, and 12 victims were rescued,” while 13 suspects were arrested in Colombia, Prosecutor General Galo Chiriboga told the press. Milton Zárate, chief of the Judicial Police, said that the victims were from the Middle East, and entered South America through Brazil and Bolivia, then transferred to Peru and Ecuador, and finally were taken to Colombia and Central America before reaching their final destination: the United States. center_img Ecuadorean Police disrupted a human trafficking network during a joint operation with Colombian authorities in which 19 people were detained and 12 victims were rescued, reported the Ecuadorean Public Prosecutor’s Office. Minister of Interior José Serrano said that “the investigation was initiated when a citizen reported this event to the rewards program that is being carried out by the Ecuadorean government.” The prosecution did not specify the nationality of the detainees. last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2020

Ho, ho—’oh no!’

first_imgSome aspects of the company holiday party can be anything but festive.“ ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, the party was roaring, and most folks were soused. Employees danced on the tables with flair, and mistletoe kisses were shared everywhere.”Hopefully this doesn’t describe your credit union’s holiday party, but it aptly portrays some of the corporate revelry that takes place each December. When the “spirit” of the season is the kind that comes from a bottle, the party cleanup crew sometimes includes lawyers.There are many great reasons to end the calendar year with a celebration. An event that has been carefully planned promotes team-building, goodwill, and enthusiasm. Most people love a good party—but some do not.For starters, make it clear the occasion isn’t obligatory. Employees who choose not to attend shouldn’t be made to feel they’ll suffer consequences because of their choice.Because holiday parties often involve references to Christmas, and music and decorations that may express Christian beliefs, you might need to issue a reminder that the dominant religion in our country isn’t the only one. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: November 18, 2020

Carwiz prints history. The first car rental branch in the American market opened

first_imgRELATED NEWS: “We started the negotiations in February this year and finalized them during the WTM fair in London. The American compared to other markets is the most demanding due to market rules that differ in many ways from European, African and Asian. We believe that the branch office at Orlando International Airport, which is also the largest market for the car rental industry in the world, is a good way to present ourselves to clients from the USA.”, Explained Frane Herceg, Franchise Manager CARWIZ rent a car. Interest from countries such as Qatar, India, Mauritius, Dominican Republic, Florida, Azerbaijan indicates that the global brand can improve local business, give it importance and improve sales, adds Dobrilovic and concludes that their global brand presence indicates that price is not the only and the most important market factor. Thus, Carwiz became a Croatian export product and one of the few companies from the tourism sector, but also from Croatia, which succeeded. In less than a year, through the franchise model, Carwiz is already present in 15 international markets, and with the new franchise partnership, Carwiz continues its global expansion in the most demanding market – American market. Success that opens all doors and literally only the sky is the limit. Of course, one learns it on the market, and something completely different on the market and survives and positions itself, but the first step has been achieved. Awake dreams of becoming one of the strongest players in the car rental industry This is an example of how Croatia can be competitive and present on the global market. One small, for global framework, Croatian company, slowly and surely erases all borders, and awake dreaming of becoming one of the strongest players in the car rental industry in the world.  “The expressed interest comes from European, American and exotic and distant countries thanks to the service we offer to our partners – from daily contact regardless of the time difference, mentoring to their independence, the phase in which we have support from the background. The company’s projected growth by the end of the year is in twenty countries. We achieved a large number of partnerships thanks to our visual identity, which proved to be very attractive at the fair and the success we achieved in just two years of business, during which we established ourselves as one of the strongest players in the car rental industry.”, explains the director of Carwiz, Krešimir Dobrilović, and emphasizes that the main precondition for the company’s growth has been the quality management of franchises and the support they provide to our partners.  “Croatia is currently recognized as a beautiful country with great sporting successes, but we think we can be leaders in many other things. Imagine that we are recognized for our entrepreneurship, for our inventions! We will never be the biggest or the most populous. We know that. But what we can do is be the most creative, the most innovative and the most enterprising.”Said Bagatin, and you can read the whole speech in the attachment. The projected growth of the company by the end of the year is in twenty countries – Krešimir Dobrilović, CARWIZ Date January 30, 2019 will be inscribed in the history of our tourism, and especially our domestic car rental company Carwiz, which in a short time since its inception, has positioned itself as a leader in this segment.center_img But expectations for expansion on the global map for this year have not yet been met. As they point out from Carwiz, at the recently concluded this year’s WTM fair in London, interest in the Cariwz franchise exists from as many as twenty new countries. Carwiz opened its first car rental branch in the United States – in Florida. Thus, after the European, African and Asian markets, Carwiz also enters the American market and continues its global expansion. Frane Herceg, Franchise Manager Carwiz International We should look forward to someone else’s success, encourage and emphasize it – celebrate the entrepreneurial mindset, as pointed out by Ognjen Bagatin from the Bagatin Polyclinic, who in his recent speech explained why it is important to celebrate someone else’s success. Namely, on that date, Carwiz made a big step forward, then unthinkable for many, and that is the attack and expansion into the global market through franchise model. OGNJEN BAGATIN, POLYCLINIC BAGATIN: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CELEBRATE SOMEONE ELSE’S SUCCESS? Being present in the American market is a dream for all companies, especially from a small market such as Croatia. The US market is an extremely competitive and demanding market, few people in Croatia have succeeded, not counting IT companies, and Carwiz has succeeded in this feat. By signing a contract with a company from the world’s largest car rental industry market operating in International Air port of Orlando, in the southeastern federal state Florida, CARWIZ International has opened its first car rental branch in The United States. last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 16, 2020

La Administración Wolf condena la regulación de la Administración Trump que elimina los derechos de los estadounidenses a la atención médica con base en la orientación sexual y la identidad de género

first_imgLa Administración Wolf condena la regulación de la Administración Trump que elimina los derechos de los estadounidenses a la atención médica con base en la orientación sexual y la identidad de género Equality,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf y los miembros del gabinete de sus organismos de salud y servicios humanos condenaron hoy la regulación final de la Administración Trump que quita a los estadounidenses su derecho a recibir atención médica debido a su orientación sexual e identidad de género que anteriormente estaba garantizado por la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés).“Esta regulación va en contra de cada política y protección que mi administración ha implementado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Cambiar una regulación de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio que incluye disposiciones para la no discriminación con base en el sexo para incluir solo los géneros masculino y femenino es otro intento de desmantelar la ACA y poner el bienestar de nuestra comunidad LGBTQ en mayor riesgo al tratar de deslegitimar a esta población vulnerable. Es atroz firmar una regulación que podría negar la atención médica a las personas en medio de una pandemia y en el aniversario del tiroteo masivo en el club nocturno, Pulse”.“En un momento en que nuestra nación y el mundo enfrentan una pandemia sin precedentes, es inconcebible que la Administración Trump haga cambios tan importantes en nuestro sistema sanitario que pongan en riesgo la vida de cientos de miles de estadounidenses”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine. “Estas medidas no solo ponen en riesgo a la comunidad LGBTQ sino que ponen en peligro a todo nuestro sistema sanitario. Estos continuos ataques a los derechos de los estadounidenses transgénero deben detenerse. El Gobernador Wolf ha demostrado que proteger los derechos de todos los residentes de Pennsylvania es esencial para que nuestro éxito y prosperidad sean constantes: el gobierno federal debería hacer lo mismo”.“Los intentos permanentes de la Administración Trump de socavar la ACA perjudican el bienestar de todos los estadounidenses, independientemente de su edad, raza, género, orientación sexual, identidad de género o cualquier otro factor”, dijo la Comisionada Jessica Altman. “Publicar esta regulación el mismo día del aniversario de las muertes en el club nocturno Pulse, durante el Mes del Orgullo, hace que su decisión de deshacer las protecciones para la comunidad LGTBQ sea aún más condenable. En un momento en que este país está tan desesperado por lograr la unidad, esta decisión solo siembra más división. Yo, junto con toda la Administración Wolf, continuaré rechazando la discriminación y defendiendo los derechos de todos los residentes de Pennsylvania, sin importar quiénes son o a quiénes aman”.“Al poner fin a los requisitos específicos de no discriminación para los servicios médicos, la Administración Trump permite que los profesionales médicos nieguen servicios vitales que salvan vidas que podría generar una atención médica ineficaz o inapropiada para la comunidad LGBTQ y otras personas vulnerables”. Esto solo exacerbará los problemas de salud para la comunidad LGBTQ y otras comunidades”, dijo la Secretaria Teresa Miller. “A medida que nuestra nación sufre una pandemia que afecta a personas de todas las edades, razas y procedencias socioeconómicas, no podemos crear más obstáculos y el acceso desigual a la atención médica. Es nuestra responsabilidad como servidores públicos liderar de una manera que levante y busque corregir las desigualdades entre las personas marginadas y desatendidas. Estos ataques a los derechos humanos dirigidos a las personas transgénero son inaceptables y crueles, y debemos ser mejores”.“Como miembro del Grupo de Trabajo LGBT del Gobernador Wolf, y en colaboración con nuestros numerosos socios LGBTQ, proveedores de servicios para la tercera edad y partes interesadas, el Departamento de Envejecimiento ha hecho de su compromiso con la diversidad, el aumento de la competencia cultural y la inclusión una prioridad”, dijo el Secretario del Departamento de Envejecimiento, Robert Torres. “Esta regulación es un intento vergonzoso de excluir a una comunidad que ya enfrenta retos únicos y merece un acceso igualitario a la atención médica. Nuestro departamento se enorgullece de apoyar a las personas de la tercera edad LGBTQ y a toda la comunidad LGBTQ y abogar por las protecciones que merecen legítimamente”.View this information in English. June 14, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

EPL clubs briefed on proposed hotel lockdown ahead of return

first_imgPremier League stars are being briefed on detailed proposals for a return to action with a hotel lockdown plan. Mirror Sport understands a number of clubs are now discussing the different ideas on the table with their players who believe they are gearing up to try and get games underway again. They believe the most likely is the hotel plan revealed in Mirror Sport last month where players are put into lockdown in nominated hotels for up to six weeks while the fixture list is finished. The home team will occupy one half of the hotel, the away team will then check in to play their game and that section of the hotel will be deep cleaned after they check out. They have been working towards using their Premier League stadiums but playing games at club training grounds and nominated training centres – like St George’s Park – is also an option. Most teams have got nine Premier League games left, four have ten games and it would mean squeezing them into a short space of time, organising hotel and stadium lockdown. England’s St George’s Park base could be used for matches But players believe the clubs are gearing up towards a return to training next month and Arsenal indicated that could be the case after revealing plans for first team stars to return under strict guidelines from Monday. It is also understood that clubs are expecting a further update from the Premier League this week from the Government who have begun detailed planning under their “Project Restart” programme. They are looking at plans across all sports about how they can return and football is firmly on the agenda even though at this stage it remains a discussion about how rather than when because no-one can be sure of any date amid the coronavirus crisis. Loading… Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close17 Rare Churches Underground That Still Exist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks However, the Premier League’s best case scenario is to restart formal training on May 18, games then resuming from June 8 and the season completed in six weeks. UEFA want domestic seasons completed by mid-August to clear the way for the Champions League final to be played on August 29 after a mini tournament from the semi final and possibly quarter finals onwards. There is a Premier League meeting on Friday which will involve all 20 clubs and the hope is the Government will provide some further advice before then to allow them to step up planning. Premier League teams will be involved in another meeting with PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor next week They believe players will need at least three weeks’ training – as a mini pre-season – before they can return to games so they are still hoping that will be in May but even if it was in June they could still start in July and finish in August under the hotel lockdown plan. Clubs are also telling players that they must be ready to return to training within 48 hours’ notice as it was revealed last week many have gone abroad to be with their families but then may face difficulties in getting back to England. Arsenal are the first Premier League team to allow their players to return to training Read Also: Arsenal to miss CL spot as UEFA opt for points system if season cut short The lockdown plan would see games played almost every day which the authorities recognise would go a long way to keeping football fans happy, it would help with the lockdown and the Government have made it clear they want games free-to-air. That is unlikely to be an easy process as showing most games for free would cause serious issues for Sky and BT Sport as many armchair viewers have postponed or cancelled packages and may therefore be reluctant to return if they suddenly do not have to pay. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 23, 2020

Indiana Workforce to host unemployment webinar Wednesday

first_imgSTATEWIDE – The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will host a live webinar for those impacted by the coronavirus crisis at 3 p.m. Wednesday.  The half-hour program will cover unemployment eligibility requirements, the formula and amounts determined by Indiana State Statute for benefit amounts, frequently asked questions — and how to apply for benefits.Anyone interested in participating in the webinar must register here. Those who register will be able to watch the recorded program if they miss the live webinar.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2020

Sunderland sign Tunisia midfielder Wahbi Khazri from Bordeaux

first_img The 24-year-old midfielder has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal and is Sunderland’s fifth signing during the current transfer window. “Wahbi is a quick, dynamic attacking player,” manager Sam Allardyce told the club’s official website. “He has many attributes, not least his delivery from wide areas and set pieces and of course his ability to score goals. “His versatility will certainly complement our existing forward options and I’m delighted to welcome him to the club.” Khazri started out at Bastia and in 2014 moved on to French rivals Bordeaux, for whom he made over 50 appearances. He has scored six goals in 13 appearances for Tunisia since making his debut in 2013 and has featured in both the African Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers. Khazri could make his debut in Tuesday night’s home league game against Manchester City and joins goalkeeper Steve Harper, defenders Lamine Kone and Jan Kirchhoff and striker Dame N’Doye as new Sunderland signings. Press Associationcenter_img Sunderland have signed Tunisia international Wahbi Khazri from French club Bordeaux for an undisclosed fee.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2020

Family the biggest challenge for Sam

first_imgEarlier this week, Michael Sam Sr., the father of gay NFL prospect Michael Sam, aired his concerns to the national media that his son would be incapable of providing his future grandchildren with a traditional family environment to grow up in.After Sam Sr. received a text message from his son simply stating, “Dad, I’m gay,” he reportedly had a hard time digesting the news.“I couldn’t eat no more, so I went to Applebee’s to have drinks,” Sam Sr. told The New York Times. “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment.”Oh, the irony.That’s right — the man who aired a deeply controversial reaction to his son’s sexual orientation to the most-read newspaper in the world is concerned about someone else’s ability to provide a loving family environment.He even went as far to say that late Hall of Fame defensive lineman Deacon Jones is “turning over in his grave.”As a journalist, I am usually thankful when people give non-cookie cutter quotes — but I would never wish something like this upon anyone.People have mostly had one of two reactions to Sam Sr.’s feelings — one camp is shocked that these emotions were disclosed to the press, the other is sympathetic to Sam Sr.’s reaction due to the seemingly casual manner in which he was informed of his son’s sexual orientation.I must admit, at first I was surprised at Sam’s decision to inform his father of his orientation through a text message. But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Sam has known his father far longer than any of the bloggers questioning that fateful text message. He probably had an inkling of what his father’s reaction would be (losing his appetite and going to get drunk), and didn’t want to hear it with his own ears. I can hardly blame him for waiting to tell his father long after his friends, waiting until the last possible moment before his personal life became international news. It might not have been the right decision, if he didn’t want his father to express his knee-jerk reaction to The New York Times. But who could ever anticipate a parents doing that?Sam Sr. has since told the Galveston County Daily News that he was radically misquoted by the Times, saying, “[Sam] has made a great statement in coming out, and he should be able to play in the NFL. I love him unconditionally.”I would honestly love to believe that Sam Sr. was indeed drastically misquoted, and I am certainly not writing this to argue that he doesn’t love his son. But Sam’s relationship with his father obviously isn’t as simple as we’d all like it to be — Sam Jr.  also told the Times that he stays with his friends rather than his family when he returns home to Hitchcock, Tex.Everyone has had to admit things to their parents that they’d rather not. But it’s shocking to see the disparity between Sam’s seemingly nonchalant demeanor in interviews with ESPN and the Times, in which he said coming out to the world was “nothing” compared to the hardships he endured as a child and the far less direct approach he took in disclosing his orientation to his father.The tragedies the Sam family has endured makes Sam Sr.’s reaction even more cringe-worthy. Considering that according to the Times two of his children are dead, two more are in jail and another went missing as a child, shouldn’t he be more accepting of his remaining son?Many have speculated that Sam chose to text his father because he was nervous about what he’d hear on the other end of the line. But maybe that’s not it at all.Maybe he felt his father only deserved a text. Maybe he wanted to keep him at an arm’s length. Maybe that’s why he forgoes staying with him on trips back to his hometown. Maybe he wanted to keep him informed on a need-to-know basis before the word got to him through the media.From now on, Sam Sr. might not even deserve that courtesy. Will Laws is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the associate managing editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Laying Down the Laws,” runs every other Friday.last_img read more