Sister, sister! One’s an uptight WASP and the other an eccentric recovering alcoholic, but they’re very much related. Sinéad Cusack and Clare Higgins have signed on to play sisters Polly Wyeth and Silda Grauman in the U.K. premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play Other Desert Cities. Set to kick off a season of productions to be presented in-the-round at The Old Vic and directed by Olivier award winner Lindsay Posner, the production will begin previews March 13, with opening night set for March 24. Other Desert Cities follows Brooke Wyeth as she returns to the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years with some incendiary news for her Republican parents (Cusack as the mother), her upbeat brother and her recovering alcoholic aunt (Higgins). She is about to publish a memoir about her family, exposing a pivotal moment in their painful and explosive past, her actions threatening to push fractured family relations to a point beyond repair. Two-time Tony nominee and Olivier nominee Cusack marks her return to The Old Vic stage, having last appeared in The Bridge Project (The Cherry Orchard and The Winter’s Tale). Other stage work includes Juno and the Paycock, Rock ’n’ Roll (Royal Court, West End and Broadway; 2008 Tony nomination for Featured Actress), Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing (Tony nomination for Best Actress) and Our Lady of Sligo. On screen, Cusack has starred in The Wrath of the Titans, Eastern Promises, V for Vendetta and I Capture the Castle and will soon appear in the film Eliza Graves, alongside Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale. View Comments London Tony nominee Higgins is the recipient of three Olivier Awards; for Hecuba at the Donmar, Sweet Bird of Youth at the National and Vincent in Brixton (Tony nominated). Other notable theatre roles include Jocasta in Jonathan Kent’s Oedipus opposite Ralph Fiennes, Gertrude in Hamlet with Rory Kinnear, Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman (Lyric), The Night of the Iguana, The Fever, Phaedra and Mrs Klein. Film work includes the cult films Hellraiser and Hellraiser II, as well as I Give It A Year, The Golden Compass and The Libertine. She can be seen as Mrs. Barlett in the third series of Downton Abbey. The show was first seen in 2010 at New York’s Lincoln Center, before transferring to Broadway where it garnered five Tony nominations. Other Desert Cities was also a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by: Ramon NuezBecoming a highly successful person is not a reactive series of events. There is a purposeful strategy. There is a broader vision or a dream that you must be obsessed with and work towards every day.Unfortunately, you spend the better part of your day managing other people’s urgent needs. And while your efforts are appreciated, those accomplishments are doing little to get you closer to your dream.So what can you do? Plan.Highly successful people plan their finances, priorities and learning. And while the plan might change depending on their broader vision, they rely on it to keep them accountable.There is no magic formula to make these plans happen. But you have to start so grab a pen and paper and start writing down your ideas. continue reading » 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Once when Kristin Befhar was teaching a class at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, a student’s behavior caught her attention. He was walking in and out of class, taking calls on his phone.Befhar, professor of business administration at the university, related this story during CUES’ CEO Institute III in August. Based on her past experience with students who had exhibited this kind of behavior, Befhar figured this student didn’t really take her class very seriously.But when she took him aside later and asked him what was up, she learned that he was the sole provider for his family; an IT manger with a boss who didn’t believe in executive MBAs because he thought they just give people opportunity to move to another job; and was launching a new technology system that very evening. continue reading »
continue reading » Digital transformation. Omnichannel. Cloud. Blockchain. Artificial intelligence. Who knows the next buzzword that will strike the credit union industry? It feels like there is always a new hot topic. In fact, it’s hard to know what’s important—and what isn’t.With that in mind, many credit unions ask me:What are the easy ways to start our credit union’s digital transformation?I can think of five easy ways to start.How to Start Digital TransformationI spent many years running a cloud computing CUSO (credit union service organization). I was also a co-founder of CU Wallet. Finally, I published Credit Union 2.0, and the book has given me lots of insight about modernizing credit unions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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The regional council of Pays de la Loire in France is opening consultations for new offshore wind areas. The consultations are part of the region’s long-term strategy to develop marine renewable industry, which was paused until the feed-in tariff re-negotiations for the six previously approved offshore wind projects had not been completed.France announced in June it had reduced the feed-in tariffs from EUR 200 per MWh, which was reportedly the main point of contention, to some EUR 150 per MWh, enabling the Pay de la Loire region to commit to new offshore wind sites.The request for renegotiation was based on the terms of the recent developments within the offshore wind industry which have led to substantial cost reductions. Had the issue not been resolved, the government would have considered canceling the projects and launching new tenders.According to the council, in the new call, offshore wind sites with less constraints will be sought, which requires in-depth consultation with all stakeholders, including seafarers, studies necessary to assess technical feasibility, as well as the assessment of environmental impact.The six awarded offshore wind projects, which were selected in the country’s first two tender rounds in 2012 and 2014, have a combined capacity of 3GW.The 2012 projects include Saint-Nazaire, Courseulles-sur-Mer, and Fécamp, developed by an EDF-led consortium, and Saint Brieuc, developed by an Iberdrola-led consortium. The Round 2 tender winners in 2014 include the 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport and the 496MW Ile d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier projects, developed by an Engie-led consortium.
Image courtesy of Sabine Pass LNGUK’s Centrica said it has loaded its first liquified natural gas cargo from the fifth LNG train at the Sabine Pass liquefaction plant in Louisiana under the agreement signed in 2013 with Cheniere Energy Partners. The gas was loaded onto the GasLog Skagen vessel over the weekend and will be transiting the Atlantic to land in Europe in early October.Commenting on the first cargo, Jonathan Westby, co-managing director of Centrica Energy Marketing & Trading and global head of LNG, said, “this cargo represents a significant milestone in Centrica’s involvement with LNG.”Under the terms of the agreement, Centrica purchases LNG for an initial 20-year period, with the option for a 10-year extension.The agreement is on a free on board (FOB) basis, giving it destination rights for the cargoes. This amounts to approximately 1.75 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa).
Loading… Son Heung-min’s incredible solo strike for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley has been voted the Premier League best goal of the month also known as Budweiser Goal of the Month for December.Advertisement The South Korean picked the ball up on the edge of his own box, ran away from two players and skipped past two challenges before slotting beyond Nick Pope.Son dribbled 71.4 metres in only 11 seconds with a goal he described as “unbelievable”.“It’s a big honour for me especially with this special goal,” he said.“As soon as I got the ball, I tried to find a pass and I was a bit lucky, I dribbled into the space where no-one was.“I tried to finish it well because the action before was really quick. I was really focused on my finishing – it was an amazing feeling.” Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole Movie20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And Unique5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Best Natural History Museums In The World Read Also: Tottenham lead EPL clubs chase for AC Milan strikerInterestingly, the 27-year-old wins the award for a second time, after his November 2018 accolade for a similar run and finish against Chelsea.Son is only the fourth player since the prize was introduced in 2016/17 to win on two occasions, after Pedro, Andros Townsend and Eden Hazard.The South Korean international was chosen by a panel of experts combined with a public vote, beating seven other contenders.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
South Florida hospitals and long-term-care facilities this week will begin to receive coronavirus tests that will provide results in just five to 13 minutes.The tests, which health officials are referring to as a “game-changer,” will be available at some hospitals in our region on Monday. As more of the tests are made, they should also become available at drive-thru testing sites.Cleveland Clinic Florida, Memorial Healthcare and Broward Health are among the South Florida hospital systems to have the tests already.“Those tests will be prioritized to caregivers, to inpatients and to nursing home patients to ensure they are virus-free before they go back to a nursing home,” says Cleveland Clinic CEO Wael Barsoum.Meanwhile, Cleveland Clinic will continue to conduct traditional testing at its four drive-thru sites, where it will still take an average of two or three days to get results.The hospitals bought the tests directly from Abbott Laboratories, a global health care manufacturer.On Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he has asked that some of the rapid tests Abbot is producing also be sold to nursing homes and adult living facilities throughout the state.“They could be used on staff and at least to do some spot checks of residents to see if this virus is penetrating any of their facilities,” DeSantis said. “Many of you know there is a crush on medical supplies and these tests are in demand. We will get whatever we can get for the state. We are working to see if some of those can be applied in a way that can directly protect senior citizens.”Abbott says it is producing 50,000 tests a day and will them ship daily to more customers in more places, with plans to increase manufacturing to eventually produce 2 million tests a month by June.In addition, Baptist Health South Florida has has developed a test in house to get results in 24 hours. “Rapid turnaround time for testing is particularly important with cancer patients,” said Dr. Guenther Koehne, deputy director at Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute.
Low’s side stunned by Mexico as World Cup defence starts with defeatMoscow, June 17: Mexico created the first upset of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, overcoming defending champions Germany 1-0 in a frenetic Group F game at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday.Forward Hirving Lozano’s 35th-minute goal proved to make the difference in a match played at a very high tempo as four-time champions Germany began their title defence on a disastrous note.The game opened up at a breathtaking pace, with both Germany and Mexico playing an open game, going on an all-out attack. German striker Timo Werner had the first chance of the match but his drive from a tight angle from the right went wide of the left post.Ranked 14 places below than the world No.1 Germany, Mexico took the European powerhouse head on, playing a quick counter-attacking game.Germany captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was called into action to block a long-range effort from midfielder Hector Herrera in the ninth minute and five minutes later, forced to keep away a header from Mexican centre-back Hector Moreno off a corner in the 14th minute.Germany responded through long-range efforts from Toni Kroos and Werner around 20-minute mark.Mexico continued to threaten Neuer’s goal as Miguel Layun fired one over the cross-bar in the 25th minute. The Porto midfielder tested Neuer again but the Bayern Munich captain blocked a shot coming at his chest height.The Latin Americans were rewarded with the 1-0 lead when a German attack broke down, leading to a quick counter-attack spearheaded by Javier Hernandez. Just over the halfway line, the West Ham United striker spotted Lozano at the left between opponent central defenders Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng. PSV Eindhoven forward Lozano raced into the box before employing a right footed drive which beat Neuer at the bottom left corner.Germany were quick to respond, with a 30-yard free-kick from Kroos greeting Guillermo Ochoa’s gloves before hitting the cross-bar in the 38th minute.Mexico could have ended the first half with a 2-0 lead had Carlos Vela’s left-footed shot from the centre of the box not gone wide of the left post.In the second half, Germany showed their intent to push for an equaliser but had to remain alert to avoid any counter-attack.However, left-back Marvin Plattenhardt was at fault when he moved ahead and Javier once again raced ahead for a counter-attack. With Boateng closing down on him, he attempted a poor side-pass to Vela, in a big relief to the Europeans.After this chance, Mexico were quick to put in defender Edson Alvarez, substituting Vela.Seeing Mexico intent on going for defensive depth, Germany decided to shift gear, replacing midfielder Sami Khedira with creative forward Marco Reus in the 59th minute.Later, Germany pinned Mexico inside their box, creating one chance after another. Joshua Kimmich, and Werner were guilty of heading corners off target, while Julian Draxler saw a curling attempt at goal deflected behind for a corner.Later, Mexico sought another defensive cover, replacing midfielder and captain Andres Guardado with Rafael Marquez, while forward Raul Jimenez replaced Lozano.Mexico waited for their counter-attack and twice Layun had the opportunity to give his side a cushion goal. But his shots were not on target, even failing to test Neuer in the 80th minute mark.With times running out, a desperate Germany coach Joachim Loew decided to substitute left-back Plattenhardt with striker Mario Gomez, moving the team’s formation to a 3-2-1-4. Werner made way for Julian Brandt.However, Mexico, with determination, defended their slender one-goal lead to secure a crucial win. IANS