Al Pacino & Judith Light to Lead God Looked Away

first_imgAl Pacino and Judith Light (Photos: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images & Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Judith Light View Comments Star Files Next stop New York? Tony winners Al Pacino and Judith Light will headline God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse. The previously reported project, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, is scheduled to play a limited engagement February 8, 2017 through March 19.Dotson Rader’s stage adaptation of his 1985 book is a glimpse into a turbulent period in the life and career of one of America’s most mysterious, iconic artists: playwright-screenwriter-novelist Tennessee Williams.Pacino won Tony Awards for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, and received an additional nomination for The Merchant of Venice. His other Broadway credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, China Doll, Hughie, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo and King Richard III. His many film credits include The Godfather trilogy, Scent of a Woman, Heat, Serpico, Scarface, Angels in America, Insomnia, Any Given Sunday, The Insider and Donnie Brasco.Recently seen on Broadway in Thérèse Raquin and off-Broadway in All the Ways to Say I Love You, Light won Tonys for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties; she is also a two-time Emmy winner for One Life to Live. Light has received Golden Globe, Emmy and Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for her work on Transparent.The development production will also star Takuma Anzai, Kevin Bailey, Garrett Clayton, Andrew Dits, Alexa Hamilton, Eddy Rioseco and Miles Gaston Villanueva.last_img read more

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The top threats to teen drivers may surprise you

first_imgAccording to youth.gov, October 14-20 is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of the serious risks today’s teens confront on the roads.The Federal Highway Administration reports that there were nearly 10 million licensed drivers aged 19 and younger in the U.S. as of July 2016. And, according to AAA, teen drivers are 9 times as likely as drivers 18 and older to be involved in a crash and 6 times as likely to be involved in a fatal crash.Statistics like this are sobering for any parent, any teen and anyone who shares the road with these young drivers. Understanding the risks and finding ways to help neutralize them are good first steps in striving for a safer, better driving experience for everyone. continue reading » 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Local gyms see uptick in business this time of year

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — It’s the first week of January and people are setting their goals for 2020. Many gyms in our area have membership deals at the start of the year. Check out their websites to take advantage of the offers. Local gyms are often the ones benefiting. So if you made your resolution to get back on the workout grind, stick with it. Not only will your body thank you, local businesses will too. “We are seeing people that are coming indoors that like to do exercises outdoors. We have a lot of members too that come in, they might go for a nice cool run outside even though it’s cold, then come back, use our sauna. So it’s kind of the best of both worlds,” said Martemucci. “We definitely see it picking up, which we expect every year, which is wonderful. We hope that it lasts,” said Martemucci. “A lot of people have their New Year’s resolutions, they’re looking to get back into the gym, to come up with a new exercise program to kick off the year. So it’s an exciting time for everybody,” said Riverwalk Athletic Club general manager Kristina Martemucci. “I see a lot of people come, and then I see a lot of people go. Shortly after,” said member Bob Mion. “I think it’s just that they lose interest in it, or they get misguided.” Around this time, there’s an uptick in business. In part because of the new year, but also because of the colder weather. But gyms can only hope that business lasts long past January. “Within the first few months, it typically dies down a little bit. There’s a couple factors though, people do start to go outside a little bit more when the weather gets nicer, but our numbers definitely go down as the year goes by,” said Martemucci.last_img read more

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Route 7 not too ‘precious’ for memorial

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’m absolutely appalled by all of the opposition to the Holocaust memorial.Since when is Route 7, Troy-Schenectady Road, so “precious?” There’s a cemetery, strip mall and all kinds of commercial buildings along that road. And why should it be hidden? The Holocaust happened, folks, and it should be memorialized.Niskayuna is definitely not Rodeo Drive. What nonsense.PHYLLIS CHAPMANGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img

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State Agencies Monitoring Possible Impacts from Florence

first_img September 17, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter State Agencies Monitoring Possible Impacts from Florencecenter_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is supplementing staffing in the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center to monitor conditions as remnants of Hurricane Florence move through the state, and to quickly respond to resource requests from impacted counties.“We have had a historically wet year, with much of the rain coming in the last few weeks,” said Governor Wolf. “Some parts of the state are under a flash flood watch, but everyone should keep a close eye on their local forecast and be mindful that conditions can change quickly.”According to the National Weather Service, periods of heavy rain may cause roadway or flash flooding later today into the overnight hours. There is also a slight risk for tornadic activity in southcentral Pennsylvania, along the I-81 corridor near Maryland.PEMA Director Rick Flinn said PEMA personnel are staffing the situation awareness unit and logistics section. Multiple state agencies are standing by, in the event that state resources are needed.Motorists can see incident alerts – such as closures due to flooding – on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com and clicking “Incidents.” 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.Pennsylvanians are also encouraged to follow ReadyPA on Twitter @ReadyPA and Facebook for the latest on the weather and how to prepare. PennDOT cautions motorists to never drive through flooded roadways, as it takes just two feet of fast-moving water to float a car. Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Results At Home 6-Way Meet

first_imgThe Batesville wrestling team opened their season with their annual 6-way wrestling meet on Saturday Nov 19th.  Competing teams include: Brown County, Knightstown, Scottsburg, Shelbyville, and Southwestern. For the third year in a row Knightstown ended the day with a perfect record of 5-0.  The Bulldogs  ended the day in fourth place with 2 wins and 3 losses. Two of the three losses came down to just one individual bout which makes future victories for the Bulldogs look promising.  Batesville seniors Michael Deal and Jon Kurtz led the team with five victories over their opponents giving them a perfect start to their season.  Team results were:  Batesville 30, Knightstown 36; Batesville 36, Brown County 39; Batesville 40, Shelbyville 30; Batesville 27, Knightstown 51; Batesville 54, Scottsburg 18.  Individual Varsity results were:  Michael Deal 5-0, Jon Kurtz 5-0, Caleb Bischoff- Niese 4-1, Chris Schene 4-1, Jackson Wooldridge 4-1, JT Linkel 3-2, Jon Vincent 2-1, Axel Garcia 2-3, Drew Garbarini 2-3, Ethan Meyer 1-4, Xavier King 0-2. Individual JV Results:  Nick Nobbe 1-0, Malachi Kirby 0-1, Conner Bachelor 0-1, Jonah Chase 0-1.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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Arteta challenges Arsenal to live up to their FA Cup history

first_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Read Also:Messi predicts Champions League doom if Barca fail to change“Pure football reasons,” he replied over the decision to proceed without Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi for a number of weeks.“My decision is always that. My only ambition is to put the best squad and best players who give us the best balance on and off the field.” Loading… Mikel Arteta is not dwelling on Arsenal’s dismal recent record against Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.Arteta took the reins at Emirates Stadium shortly after Pep Guardiola’ side sauntered to a 3-0 win in north London last December. That was City’s seventh win in nine attempts against the Gunners during Arteta’s stint as Pep Guardiola’s number two, and the tale of misery continued as Arsenal went down to another 3-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium in their first game after the Premier League restart.Indeed, City have won every match between the sides since losing at this stage of the FA Cup three years ago.However, Arsenal head to the national stadium buoyed by victory over champions Liverpool – who boasted a similarly imposing head-to-head record before a 2-1 midweek reverse – and Arteta insists lingering on past failures is no way to approach their remaining shot at silverware this season.center_img “I don’t know. He’s been there four years which for him is quite a long time already. And look at the success he’s had,” Arteta said.“He feels really happy there. He is surrounded with great people across the club and feels the players, the identity and the style belong to him as well. He feels really close to the fans.“I see him as really happy but I don’t know. That’s a question for him.”The futures of a number of key names at Arsenal have been a matter of conjecture since the resumption.Arteta restated his confidence that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is prepared to sign a new contract and confirmed talks with Real Madrid over making Dani Ceballos’ loan switch a permanent one remain ongoing.Mesut Ozil is training with the first-team squad ahead of the semi-final, with the head coach refusing to be drawn on his continued exile. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “It’s a different [City] team, we are a different team as well,” he said, having twice lifted the FA Cup under Arsene Wenger in his playing days.“I know their strength and I know the flexibility they have, the things they are going to try, but even then it is difficult to stop.“I want to focus on what we will try to do. If I worry about them, it’s not the message I want to send to the players.“[The message is] what we have to try to do to win the game, to give us the best chance to compete against them over the 90 minutes to give them difficulties. That’s the same as every game.“If I look at the trends before we played Liverpool, in the last two calendar years they had, you get depressed.“What I need now is energy, trust in my players, belief. It is the FA Cup, we have a lot of experience here, we have a history related to that. Let’s got for it.”City have won six of the past eight major honours on offer in English football and speculation remains over the next move of the man who has masterminded this run.Guardiola has one more year to run on his contract, which will mean his City tenure overtakes his previous longest stint in charge of a club – four years between 2008 and 2012 with Barcelona.Arteta is unsure whether his former colleague will make good on suggestions he is open to an extended stay, even in light of the Court of Arbitration for Sport lifting City’s two-season ban from UEFA competitions earlier this week, but he believes the 49-year-old’s happiness in Manchester is beyond doubt.last_img read more

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Reading confirm Adkins appointment

first_img Long-time assistant Andy Crosby will join Adkins at Reading and the pair will take the team to Arsenal on Saturday before a home meeting with Southampton. Royals owner Anton Zingarevich agreed the deal with Adkins on Monday night and is happy to have got his man. “I am delighted to bring Nigel to our club because he is perfect for us,” the Russian said in a statement. “He has great respect within the game, his CV speaks for itself and he has many attributes as a manager, he is progressive, he develops players, his teams play attacking, passing football but most of all he knows how to win games at all levels. “This is an appointment we have made both with the short and long term in mind and Nigel can take our club forward. “I know our supporters have been keen to hear news over the past two weeks and I am certain they will join me in saying it was worth the wait. “I wish Nigel and Andy nothing but good luck and now we focus on eight hugely important games in the Premier League. Our supporters will also play a vital part in the finale to the season and I am certain Nigel will get an excellent reception from our fans at the Emirates on Saturday.” Press Association Reading have confirmed Nigel Adkins as their new manager on a deal until the summer of 2016.center_img The Royals have been searching for a new boss since they sacked Brian McDermott two weeks ago, and former Southampton manager Adkins is the man they have opted for. The 48-year-old had been out of work since surprisingly losing his job with the Saints in January, with his sacking coming after back-to-back promotions. last_img read more

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Reifer heroics futile as Windies A lose again

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC) – Raymon Reifer’s defiant half-century went in vain as West Indies A produced another inept batting display to slip to their second defeat in four days to India A here Sunday.In pursuit of 256 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, West Indies a slumped to 190 all out in the 44th over, to lose by 65 runs and fall behind 2-0 in the five-match one-day series.Tottering on 108 for seven in the 30th over, Reifer, promoted to number three, stroked a top score of 71 to rescue some pride for the hosts.Tail-ender Romario Shepherd hit an accomplished unbeaten 34 while Sunil Ambris got 24, but the Windies A top order failed once again in a spineless display.The innings was wrecked by fast bowler Navdeep Saini who claimed five for 46 while leg-spinner Rahul Chahar supported with two for 47.India A had earlier gathered 255 for eight off their 50 overs after being sent in, with Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scoring with 85 and opening partner Shubman Gill stroking 62.Captain Manish Pandey got 27, wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan chipped in with 24 while Hanuma Vihari struck 23.Fast bowler Shepherd was the leading wicket-taker with four for 36.Looking to level the series following their meltdown in Thursday’s opening one-dayer at Coolidge Cricket Ground, West Indies A were immediately put on the back foot as Gaikwad and Gill put on 151 for the first wicket.The 22-year-old Gaikwad faced 102 balls and struck five fours and two sixes while Gill counted four fours and a six off 83 deliveries.Shepherd trapped Gill lbw in the 31st over to break the stand and his departure triggered a slide that saw India lose three wickets for two runs in the space of 10 balls.Pandey and Vihari rebuild in a 59-run fourth wicket partnership but West Indies A kept the brakes on the innings and the visitors were unable to accelerate at the death.The hosts were then set back early when impressive left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed removed left hander John Campbell for five with the score on 11 at the end of the second over.Reifer and Ambris steadied the innings, however, putting on 36 for the second wicket as West Indies A started to find their touch.Ambris had struck three fours in a 31-ball knock when he was lbw for the second match in a row, hit in front by Navdeep at 47 for two in the 12th over.The wheels then suddenly came off the West Indies A innings as six wickets tumbled for 61 runs. Captain Roston Chase edged a cut at Chahar and was caught at the wicket for two in the 13th over and left-hander Jonathan Carter (10) sliced Navdeep to Chahar on the ropes at third man in the 18th over.With no addition to the score, Rovman Powell gloved the second ball he faced from Navdeep and was caught at the wicket without scoring, at 77 for five, and Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich lasted eight balls for his five runs before he was spectacularly yorked by Navdeep, leaving the innings in disarray.The left-handed Reifer then staged a recovery, punching seven fours and three sixes in an innings lasting 103 deliveries.Crucially, he put on 24 for the seventh wicket with Rahkeem Cornwall (13) before adding a further 69 for the eighth wicket with Shepherd.Reifer started cautiously before blossoming to reach his half-century in style, carting Chahar over long on for six and then lifting him over square leg for a four two balls later.With the partnership beginning to threaten, he was run out by Axar Patel’s direct hit from gully in a mix up over a single with Shepherd in the 41st over, ending West Indies A’s hopes of a comeback win.last_img read more

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USC studies impact of housing prices on businesses

first_imgAn ongoing study from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy has found that a lack of affordable housing can be a burden for employees and the businesses looking to hire them in Los Angeles.The study was commissioned by the Los Angeles Business Council and is led by Raphael Bostic, a professor at Price who focuses on urban issues and economic development, and his team of graduate students. The team is surveying 30 businesses spanning the private and public sectors in fields such as health care, education and banking in Los Angeles to determine how a high cost of living affects their ability to hire high-skilled workers.Preliminary findings of the study, which have already been released, were presented last Friday at the Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit to show the issues ahead of the election, Bostic said. Housing affordability initiatives such as Measure JJJ, which would impose minimum affordable housing requirements and labor regulations on new developments, are on the ballot on Nov. 8.“We wanted to give people a heads-up that the survey was taking place, and we wanted to give a flavor of some of the things that we have started to find as we talk to employers across the region,” Bostic said. “We wanted to get it out in the context of this election, because there are a number of things going on in the ballot that are relevant to this context.”Research from organizations such as California Forward shows that L.A. residents face a high cost of living, as 44 percent of households use more than 30 percent of their income on housing. But while this does not strongly impact high-level managers and other higher-paid employees, for whom salaries are adjusted based on housing prices, lower-level, unionized employees are having to leave their jobs and move away to more affordable areas.“We don’t see the same sorts of packages being offered to people at lower levels,” Bostic said.The study found that some businesses are “feeling the pinch” of employee losses. Bostic hypothesized that housing prices could be the reason, but as companies aren’t required to ask employees why they leave, it is difficult to determine the exact reason.On the other hand, some of the respondents in the Price’s survey said that they had no trouble enticing employees to work in expensive areas, according to Bostic. Despite concerns about housing, the L.A. metropolitan area added 93,000 jobs last year, on average with most major metropolitan areas in the United States.“They don’t find it difficult to find employees, and that there is a very competitive market,” Bostic said. “On some levels, it’s a buyer’s market when it comes to finding employees.”With this survey, Bostic hopes to get a better sense of the barriers that exist for employees so that businesses can find ways to lessen the burden of increased housing prices. Bostic said that employees are most burdened by long commutes to work to escape areas where housing affordability is an issue. Firms are aware of this issue, and in Bostic’s survey some businesses said 30 to 50 percent of the people they employ are in the car for more than 45 minutes on their way to work. And as home values are expected to increase by 4 percent per year until 2020, according to a report conducted by Beacon Economics, the issue will remain pressing in the near future.Bostic and his team have interviewed 14 out of the 30 businesses they selected for the survey. He hopes to finish the study by December.Funding for the project comes from JPMorgan Chase & Co., California Community Foundation, Enterprise   Community   Foundation, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and Habitat   for    Humanity,  according to an LABC press release.last_img read more

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