‘The Total Bent'(Photo: Joan Marcus) The Total Bent View Comments The world premiere of The Total Bent has extended its run once again at the Public Theater. The Stew and Heidi Rodewald musical, which began preview performances on May 10, will now play through June 26 (instead of the previously announced June 19). The production officially opened on May 25.Directed by Joanna Settle, The Total Bent follows Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, as a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to sign him. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in a nation on the verge of social upheaval, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to create a masterpiece that will change America—no matter the cost.The cast features Ato Blankson-Wood, Kenny Brawner, David Cale, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Damian Lemar Hudson, Jahi Kearse and Curtis Wiley. In addition to Stew and Rodewald, the band includes Marty Beller, John Blevins and Brad Mulholland. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016
It passed through the Senate on Monday and is expected to be signed into law by President Trump.WADA president expresses concerns – Advertisement – WADA has actively opposed key parts of the bill, raising concerns it will undermine and “disrupt the global legal anti-doping framework” and could deter whistleblowers from coming forward.US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart described it as a “monumental day in the fight for clean sport worldwide”.The bill is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian whistleblower who revealed information of the state-sponsored doping regime in Russia.- Advertisement – A bill that will allow U.S. officials to prosecute anyone involved in doping at international sporting events is on the verge of becoming law in the United States.The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act will allow the U.S. to seek prosecution for doping offences at events involving American athletes, sponsors or broadcasters.It means team coaches or managers and officials from any country can be investigated with potential penalties including fines and prison sentences. Athletes will be exempt as they already come under WADA sanctions.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act – named after the Russian whistleblower who revealed information of the state-sponsored doping regime in Russia – will allow the U.S. to seek prosecution for doping offences at events involving American athletes, sponsors or broadcasters By Sarah DawkinsLast Updated: 17/11/20 6:53pm WADA president Witold Banka has expressed his concerns over the act, and wants to know why it does not cover US professional and college sports.He said in a statement on Tuesday: “We join other stakeholders around the globe in asking why this US legislation, which purports to protect athletes and claims jurisdiction overseas, specifically excludes the hugely popular and influential professional and college leagues.“Nearly half a million athletes compete in US college sports, and thousands more in the professional leagues. These leagues were originally included in the Act but were subsequently removed without explanation.“Why are those who surround the athletes in these associations and leagues now exempt from the scope of this legislation? If it is not good enough for American sports, why is it being imposed on the rest of the world?“While the Act was passed without consultation with international anti-doping partners, WADA will seek to work with US authorities on implementing this legislation to ensure that the global anti-doping system, which has evolved for 20 years in close collaboration with the US, is not upended, that WADA’s mandated investigative capacity is not diminished, and that the negative impact of this Act is minimised.”
In the first six months of this year, Valamar generated total revenues of HRK 134 million, or 81% less than in the same period last year, as a result of the closure of tourist facilities from March to the end of May and significant disruptions to tourist flows caused by the global pandemic. continued to negatively affect the volume of business in June. During June and July, Valamar gradually opened 21 hotels and resorts and all 15 camps in eight Adriatic destinations, which currently house more than 30.000 guests. In addition to preserving jobs, Valamar’s priority was to ensure sufficient liquidity to amortize the crisis and continue development in 2021. “In March, the decision to pay a dividend for 2019 was revoked, members of the Supervisory Board waived their fees, and management’s salary was reduced by up to 30%. Also, policies and mechanisms of agreed deferral of payment for 6 to 12 months towards other stakeholders, including sales partners, suppliers, contractors, banks and others, have been introduced, with the aim of a balanced approach to crisis management and achieving business sustainability in times of crisis. In agreement with the banks, Valamar has postponed the repayment of loans in 2020, and the finalization of a new medium-term liquidity plan is expected these days. Achieved financial stability and ownership-operational management model will enable full business start-up and continued development in 2021″ Investment management As of April 1, Valamar, with the support of social partners, is implementing the Pause, Restart program, within which all employees who do not work are provided with a salary compensation for waiting for a job in the amount of at least 60% of regular salary, but not less than HRK 4.250 net. However, in the first half of this year, Valamar actively managed the crisis and launched action plans to stabilize the business on time, Valamar Riviera points out, adding that the business was successfully “paused” on March 15, all jobs were preserved and they were ready to welcome season opening during June. The course of the 2020 season Valamar also temporarily slowed down the construction of the Valamar Pinea Collection Resort in Poreč, the largest single investment in Croatian tourism worth a total of HRK 790 million, and postponed the completion of this investment. “The investment in raising the quality and capacity of the Valamar Parentino hotel in Poreč was successfully realized and the new family hotel received its first guests in the second half of July. The Supervisory Board of Imperial Riviere has given its prior consent to continue investing in 2021 in the amount of 36 million kuna, which will complete the previous investments in Valamar Meteor hotels in Makarska and Hotel Valamar Parentino in Porec and ready for the 2021 season.”They point out from Valamar. In the period from March to June, over 90% of Valamar’s employees were on Pause, for which the costs were jointly borne by the shareholders and the state, which subsidizes the compensation for waiting for a job. After the successful opening of most facilities and the start of the season, today Valamar has more than 4.000 employees, while 1% of employees are still on Pause. Valamar will continue the Pause, Restart program during the autumn and winter in order to preserve jobs until the spring of 2021, when business normalization is expected. All jobs preserved “The necessary liquidity is ensured until 2021 through operational savings plans, investment savings, payment delays and agreements with investors. Operating costs were reduced by 61% compared to the same period last year, and the measures of the Government of the Republic of Croatia helped to preserve all jobs during the closure of facilities. Despite the crisis, Valamar Riviera confirmed the status of the best employer in tourism this year as well and took a high 6th place on the list of the best employers in Croatia”They emphasize from Valamar. The initially planned investment cycle for 2020 amounted to over HRK 800 million, but was reduced by HRK 125 million by the end of June. Financial stability was maintained for further development “Croatia has a unique opportunity, given the high level of security, geographical and political position in Europe, to impose itself as the most desirable destination in the Mediterranean and achieve strong growth already in 2021. It is therefore necessary to preserve jobs in tourism and support business systems that have the ability and responsibility to start a business quickly. With the support of all stakeholders, Valamar actively managed the crisis, launched the 2020 tourist season and ensured a quality position for a successful return to the development phase of business during 2021.”They conclude from Valamar.
The law is also seen as necessary by the government since the country’s economy shrank by 5.32 percent in the second quarter this year, and is widely expected to record the first economic contraction since the 1998 Asian financial crisis this year.Read also: Police telegram urges control over protests against controversial jobs billSeven House factions have conveyed their approval of the bill, which is one of Airlangga’s flagship programs, namely the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Golkar, Gerindra, the NasDem Party, the National Awakening Party (PKB), the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the United Development Party (PPP).Two other factions – the Democratic Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) – have rejected to the bill, with the former walking out of the plenary meeting.”Delay the bill. Look at the public opposition everywhere. The workers are suffering a lot from the COVID-19 crisis,” Didik Mukrianto of the Democratic Party said.Ahead of Monday’s plenary, social media users expressed their frustrations over the bill by writing posts with the hashtags #DPRRIKhianatiRakyat (#HouseBetraysThePeople), #BatalkanOmnibusLaw (#CancelTheOmnibusLaw) and #MosiTidakPercaya (#VoteOfNoConfidence).Civil society organizations, grouped in a coalition calling itself the Indonesian People’s Faction (FRI), have also voiced their disappointment, saying the state has turned a blind eye to popular opposition to the controversial bill, which the FRI believes only accommodates business interests.Among the coalition members are several labor groups, student organizations and NGOs, including the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI), the Mining and Advocacy Network (JATAM), the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), the Indonesian People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice (KIARA) and the Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN).“We’ve [issued] a vote of no confidence. The people demand an end to the deliberation and a cancellation of the job creation bill. The government and House have betrayed the people and the 1945 Constitution,” the coalition said in a written statement on Monday.Labor groups on the same day held protests against the bill in several locations as the police prevented them holding a mass rally in front of the House compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta.Topics : “The deliberation was careful enough until the end. All factions paid attention to workers’ rights in the decision-making process,” the Gerindra Party politician said.A number of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Cabinet members were present during the plenary, including Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly and Home Minister Tito Karnavian.Airlangga said the law was necessary as the country needed to increase employment and improve the business climate following the pandemic.”We are now working to handle COVID-19, which has had a significant impact on the global and national economy. There were 43,600 regulations that needed to be sorted out before the pandemic and our competitiveness is also lagging behind in ASEAN,” Airlangga, who is also the Golkar Party chairman, said. The government and the House of Representatives passed on Monday the controversial omnibus bill on job creation into law, sooner than its initial plan of Thursday, despite mounting opposition to the bill over its feared impact on the environment and labor rights.The final draft of the bill, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, is 905 pages long and contains 185 articles in 15 chapters. The law aims to improve bureaucratic efficiency and cut red tape, particularly in regard to business permits and investment.In a plenary session on Monday, led by Deputy House Speaker Azis Syamsuddin of the Golkar Party, House Legislation Body (Baleg) chairman Supratman Andi Agtas said that the deliberation of the bill had taken place from April 20 to Oct. 3, adding that lawmakers and the government had been holding meetings, even on weekends, to expedite the deliberation.
Gov. Wolf: State Agencies Prepared for Winter Weather, Pennsylvanians Should Prepare SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 11, 2019 Press Release, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – With the winter weather forecasted to bring snow and ice to the northern tier tonight through Wednesday and a cold snap to the entire state through the week, Governor Tom Wolf said state agencies are prepared and is asking all Pennsylvanians to prepare, too.“Winter is again upon us and Pennsylvania’s state agencies are geared up to ensure resources and staff are prepared and ready to help,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s also time for all Pennsylvanians to be prepared to stay safe and warm. I encourage everyone to check on neighbors, especially the elderly or those with special needs.”Travel is expected to be treacherous in the northern tier of the state – above Interstate 80 – with snow forecast tonight through Wednesday and, along with snow and ice, temperatures are expected to drop through the remainder of the week.“People need to be cautious as they head out during this storm because conditions can change quickly, ” said Randy Padfield, PEMA director. “PEMA and our state agency partners are ready for the winter season and we encourage motorists to do the same.”Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a free smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.For more information on PennDOT’s winter preparations and additional winter-driving resources for motorists, visit the department’s winter website, www.PennDOT.gov/winter.Exposure to the cold increases the risk for frostbite and hypothermia. The Department of Health advises Pennsylvanians try to stay indoors as much as possible, but if you must go outside:• Make outdoor trips brief and dress warmly in layers;• Cover your ears, head, mouth, and face;• Never ignore shivering – it’s your body’s way of saying you’re losing heat and it’s time to return indoors.• Infants and older Pennsylvanians are at greater risk of serious cold-related health issues and should be checked frequently to ensure they are warm enough during cold weather.More cold weather tips can be found on the Department of Health’s website.The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) advised Pennsylvanians to write down, print or save toll-free outage hotlines for your electric utility and/or your natural gas utility, which are listed on your monthly bills and posted on the PUC website. The PUC also encourages Pennsylvanians to call their utility company if an outage occurs and not to assume someone else has already done so.Gov. Wolf also reminded Pennsylvanians that the application period is open for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Find more information on LIHEAP.“Making sure all Pennsylvanians are safe and healthy is my top priority,” said Gov. Wolf. “I cannot stress enough the importance for everyone to heed weather forecasts, listen to directions from emergency officials, and plan accordingly.”
18/14 Barrier Street (The Sands), Port Douglas, Qld 4877. Picture: Realestate.com.auMILLION dollar holiday homes sales are on the rise in this part of Queensland as the high end looks for value for money.Main Beach sub-penthouse changes hands for $2.2 millionHigh end sales taking offGet the latest Real Estate News from The Courier-Mail direct to your inbox for free18/14 Barrier Street (The Sands), Port Douglas, Qld 4877. Picture: Realestate.com.auReal estate agent Barbara Wolveridge of Raine & Horne Port Douglas Mossman said in the last six months alone they’d had four sell above the $5 million mark.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSummer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid Beach“So we’ve had very good interest. We’ve got some very good properties hitting the market too.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMs Wolveridge said the market was seeing good pricing come out of the Port Douglas market now. 18/14 Barrier Street (The Sands), Port Douglas, Qld 4877. Picture: Realestate.com.au 16 Sands Estate, Port Douglas, Qld 4877. Picture: Realestate.com.auAmong million dollar sales out of the firm were 16 Sands Estate, Port Douglas, a five bedroom home that sold for $1.4m at the end of January, the four bedroom 18/14 Barrier Street in The Sands that sold for $1.5m that same week, the beachfront 11 Helmet Street, Port Douglas – a three bedder that sold for $2.3m in December, and another $1.85m four bedder at 29 Beachfront Mirage that sold the month before. 47 Murphy Street, Port DouglasMs Wolveridge said there were “fabulous prices around at the moment”.“People are realising that compared to Melbourne and Sydney these are good, and these are looking straight out over the Coral Sea.” 47 Murphy Street, Port DouglasAmong most recent sales listed on CoreLogic in March were 47 Murphy Street – sold for $1.11m by Raine & Horne Port Douglas Mossman on March 25, 15 Solander Boulevard – sold by Ray White Port Douglas for $1.05m on March 24 and 25 Solander Boulevard – sold by Ray White Port Douglas for $1.0755m on March 6.
Australia hooker Stephen Moore admits he rejected the opportunity to explore an international career with Ireland. The 86-cap front-rower revealed Ireland enquired about his services when he was 19. Born in Saudi Arabia to Irish parents, Moore and family moved to Galway before settling in Australia. Press Association The 30-year-old admitted interest from Ireland swayed his teenage mind for a second – until he thought more seriously about the prospect. Australia’s most-capped hooker explained: “That was a long time ago, very early on in my career, only 19 or 20, so I wasn’t really thinking about playing internationally at that stage, I was only playing Under-19s rugby in Brisbane. “But yeah there was a bit of interest there, obviously with my background, but I think at the time my head was spinning about everything. “But I’ve been in Australia since I was five years old, I’ve grown up in Australia and I consider myself a proud Australian. “So I’m very glad I’ve had the opportunity to play for Australia so many times, it’s very special to me. “But in saying that I’m very proud of my heritage over here too. “We’ve got plenty of guys like that in the team though, guys who have backgrounds in other countries around the world. “And I guess that’s one of the unique things about Australia. “When it came down to it, it wasn’t a difficult decision. “I had always grown up following Australia and wanting to play for the Wallabies.” Moore is relishing Australia’s autumn international clash with Ireland at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday – even though half his family will be baying for Wallaby blood. Gaelic football goalkeeper Patrick O’Rourke featured in the recent International Rules series against Australia. And Moore is happy to keep the international inter-hemisphere family battle going. He continued: “It’s always a special week, very much so, particularly over here. “There’s always lots of people to catch up with and find tickets for. I’ve also got my mother, sister, wife and son over here too, so there’s a chance to visit family which is a great chance you don’t get too often. “My cousin was the goalkeeper for the Irish team against the Australian team, so I follow him pretty closely. “My dad’s from Galway and my mum from Mayo, so there’s always a lot of talk about their football team too. “All my cousins over here still support Ireland, so I have to understand that! “Most of my mum’s family live within an hour of Dublin, so it will be pretty busy at the weekend.”
Health officials who are investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed the vape brands they say are most often linked to hospitalizations.Most of the nearly 2,300 people who have suffered lung damage at this point had vaped liquids containing THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana.In a report released on Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed the products that were most often cited by patients.According to the CDC, Dank Vapes was the brand used by 56 percent of hospitalized patients across the country.Other product names on the list include TKO (15%), Smart Cart (13%) and Rove (12%).Brian King, a senior CDC official, says, “It’s not likely that a single brand is responsible for this outbreak.”Some of the brands on the list are sold in states that have legalized marijuana.The CDC also stated that the worst of the outbreak may be over. Preliminary data reveals that the number of hospitalizations peaked in mid-September and has been declining since then. Every state has reported cases this year, with 25 states and the District of Columbia reporting a total of 48 deaths through November. There have been 2,291 reported cases in 2019.Symptoms include trouble breathing, chest pain, fatigue and vomiting.Nearly half of the patients are in their teens or early 20s. Officials believe the outbreak started last March.In addition, an analysis of about 1,800 hospitalized patients shows that 80 percent admitted using at least one THC product.Last month, CDC officials announced that a chemical compound called vitamin E acetate has been commonly found in the lungs of sick patients and in the products they had vaped.Vitamin E acetate is a thickening agent that has known to be added to illicit THC vaping liquids. According to King, it may also have been added to vaping liquids that contain CBD, another cannabis extract. About one percent of patients said they had vaped CBD products exclusively.Another 13 percent of patients said they had vaped only nicotine. To that end, CDC officials are reviewing nicotine-containing vapes, and advising caution about all vaping products until the investigation is concluded.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Youth World Cup star Odean Smith has been named in a 13-member West Indies A squad to face Sri Lanka A, in the three-match one-day series which bowls off here Wednesday.The 20-year-old fast bowler was a member of the West Indies Under-19 side that won the Youth World Cup in Bangladesh last year January, and also featured extensively for his native Jamaica Tallawahs in this year’s Caribbean Premier League.Smith has been joined by the trio of all-rounder Kyle Mayers, fast bowler Ronsford Beaton and batsman Andre McCarthy, as the new faces in the squad led by wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton.“The squad builds on our last President’s XI squad which played against England earlier this year with Jahmar Hamilton retained as captain,” chief selector, Courtney Browne said.“Players coming into the square are those to replace the players that have moved up to the senior team or those that are not available at this time.”West Indies A are coming off a disappointing 2-1 defeat in the three-match four-day “Test” series, which wrapped up last weekend.They won the first “Test” by an innings at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium on the country’s north coast but lost the second match by 280 runs and the third by 10 wickets.When the two sides last met in a one-day series on the Caribbean side’s tour of Sri Lanka last October, Windies A swept the three-match series.Browne reminded that with the next year featuring a packed one-day programme, this series would be important for players in getting the attention of selectors.“Our ‘A’ team programme is a stepping stone to our senior team and the panels want to encourage players to focus on consistent performances,” said the former Test wicketkeeper.“With a full year of One-day International matches coming up next year, including the ICC World Cup qualifiers next March in Zimbabwe, this is another opportunity, along with the Regional Super50 Cup next January, for players to present themselves for any places available in the senior team.”The second match on Friday is also set for Sabina Park before the series wraps up in Trelawny next Sunday.
Published on March 10, 2015 at 11:41 am Contact Jesse: email@example.com | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ The offseason honors continue to pile up for Rakeem Christmas.The center — who played his last collegiate game in a loss to North Carolina State on Saturday — was named a third-team All-American by Sporting News on Tuesday. The announcement comes two days after he was named to the first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, to the ACC All-Defensive team and the ACC’s Most Improved Player.For good measure, Christmas also received one vote for ACC Player of the Year, which was won by Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor.Christmas finished the season averaging 17.5 and 9.1 rebounds per game while shooting 55.2 percent from the field. His previous career-high for average points per game was 5.8, which he averaged a junior last season.With Syracuse’s season finished due to a self-imposed postseason ban, Christmas said on Saturday that he is returning home to Philadelphia to evaluate his future with his family. He also said he expects to start working out for the NBA Draft in the coming weeks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere are the Sporting News All-American teams:First teamJahlil Okafor, C, DukeD’Angelo Russell, G, Ohio StateFrank Kaminsky, F, WisconsinWillie Cauley-Stein, F, KentuckyDelon Wright, G, UtahSecond teamMelo Trimble, G, MarylandSeth Tuttle, F, Northern IowaQuinn Cook, G, DukeDarrun Hilliard, G, VillanovaJerian Grant, G, Notre DameThird teamKarl-Anthony Towns, F, KentuckyBobby Portis, F, ArkansasKevin Pangos, G, GonzagaRakeem Christmas, C, SyracuseJoseph Young, G, Oregon Comments