Kit Harington Will Return to the Stage in Doctor Faustus

first_img View Comments Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington has made good on his word and will return to the boards this year! The original Albert Narracott in War Horse will headline Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus this spring. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the London premiere of Colin Teevan’s adaptation of the classic will begin previews on April 9 and officially open on April 25 at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre.Along with War Horse, Harington has appeared on the London stage in Laura Wade’s Posh. He is best known as the very possibly dead Jon Snow in HBO’s Game Of Thrones.With Teevan’s darkly comic scenes replacing the extant middle acts (widely believed not to have been written by Marlowe), the story of this 400-year-old play will be transported to a celebrity-obsessed society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh perspective that chimes with our times. Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform anything he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame?The production will be designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Jon Clark, and music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham. Full casting will be announced later.The limited engagement will run through June 4. Next stop Broadway?last_img read more

Burlington awarded $3.15 million for Waterfront North project, benefits Moran redevelopment

first_imgCommunity and Economic Development Office Director Larry Kupferman noted, This project will help revitalize the north end of the waterfront, and is an extension of almost 30 years effort begun by then Mayor Bernie Sanders to convert the waterfront from railyards and oil tank farms into the economic, cultural and recreation asset it is today.   Kupferman added, CEDO and DPW have planning this work for years, independent of the Moran project, but the reality is we can t redevelop Moran without first rebuilding Lake Street, improving the bike path, and creating new public parking. This is a significant step forward in terms of financing Moran. Burlington s TIGER grant application was supported by Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders and Representative Welch, in a joint letter sent to DOT Secretary Ray LaHood. More information on the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program can be found here:http://www.dot.gov/recovery/ost/(link is external) The TIGER funds were among the most sought after competitive Recovery Act monies.  DOT received nearly 1,400 applications from all 50 states, vying for a share of the funds for innovative transportation projects that would have significant economic and environmental impact.  Oversubscribed by a ratio of 38:1, there was $57 billion in requests for the $1.5 billion available.  Only 3% of projects were funded. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that Burlington has received a major, and highly sought after Recovery Act ( Stimulus Bill ) grant.  The $3.15 million award will be used for the Waterfront North project, which involves rebuilding the end of Lake Street, realigning and upgrading portions of the bike path, and constructing the parking necessary for the redevelopment of the Moran plant.  The so-called TIGER grant was announced by DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.  More information on the Waterfront North project can be found, here: http://www.cedoburlington.org/waterfront/waterfront_access_north_project(link is external)…center_img Mayor Bob Kiss also emphasized the importance of the award to the Moran Project and continued waterfront development. This is a major boost for the Moran project, as well as for the City s efforts to continue redeveloping the waterfront. This project improves public access to the waterfront, enhances public amenities for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike, and promotes needed economic development and vitality on the North end of the waterfront. This award follows on the heels of Moran being chosen as just one of seven projects in the entire country to be chosen for a Brownfields Economic Development Initiative grant, and one of just sixteen selected for an EPA Brownfields Sustainability award. I m very pleased that the DOT has chosen Waterfront North for funding through this extraordinarily competitive grant program.  It s an investment in Burlington which will have a ripple effect economically and in the community for years to come. With the TIGER grant announcement, funding for the Waterfront North project is complete, since the TIGER program does not require any local match.  The planning stages of the project are complete, and were paid for through funds previously secured by Senator Patrick Leahy to improve public access to the downtown waterfront.  A major thrust of those efforts, including the reconstruction of lower College Street, reconfiguration of the Pease parking lot, and construction of a new information building with public bathrooms, is nearing completion. The $1.5 billion TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant program was created by Congress as part of the 2009 Recovery Act, to finance strategic investments in infrastructure that will result in immediate and long term job creation. The official award announcement is here:http://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=jyw7xgn3te(link is external)Source: City of Burlington. 2.17.2010last_img read more

Poundstretcher ends its shop sell-off plans

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Merseyside Pension Fund invests in London co-living fund

first_imgMerseyside supports the fund’s “mission to deliver tangible social opportunities to the people it houses and the neighbourhoods where it invests. Its decision to proceed demonstrates that investment into the co-living sector has not been waylaid due to the COVID-19 pandemic”, DTZ said.With a focus on the London market, DTZ said, the fund helps address the capital’s housing shortage by increasing the supply of an innovative residential asset class.DTZ added: “Alongside the focus on social impact, a heavy emphasis is placed on positive environmental initiatives with the potential to drive down carbon emissions through the delivery of a sharing economy housing model in central and highly accessible locations, and the opportunity to increase the delivery and diversity of homes across London.”Kate Fearnley, head of investor relations for COLIV at DTZ Investors, said: “The team at Merseyside shares our view, and that of The Collective, that it is incumbent on real estate investors and managers to have a positive impact on society whilst striving to achieve a strong risk-adjusted return.“A further like-minded investor onboard will galvanise the fund’s efforts to provide a housing solution that responds to renters’ demands for convenient accommodation and society’s need for buildings and places that bring communities together.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Merseyside Pension Fund, with total assets worth £8.88bn (€9.7bn), has joined other investors, including the Strathclyde Pension Fund, in investing in a co-living fund managed by DTZ Investors.The Liverpool-based local authority pension fund confirmed the undisclosed investment which gives asset owners such as Merseyside Pension Fund the opportunity to invest in the London large-scale purpose-built co-living sector.COLIV, DTZ’s fund, which has £170m of capital to invest (assuming leverage), was launched in October last year with DTZI as the investment adviser and The Collective, the leading global co-living operator and developer, acting as asset and property manager, it announced.The fund is seeking to provide investors with an attractive core-plus return of 8-10% p.a., and intends to build a portfolio of best-in-class large-scale co-living assets in London over a four-year investment period, it said.last_img read more

Mr. Dustan Michael “Dusty” Rine

first_imgMr. Dustan Michael “Dusty” Rine, age 69, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 3, 1947, in Milan, Indiana, the son of, Gareth Sheldon Tullis and Patsy (O’Connor) Tullis-Rine. He was raised in North Vernon, Indiana where he was a 1965 graduate of the North Vernon High School. Dusty was inducted into the United States Army on November 3, 1966, in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Vietnam War. Dusty earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on November 1, 1968 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Dusty was united in marriage on October 24, 1970, in North Vernon, Indiana, to Ida Suzanne Miller. Dusty and Suzanne shared 46 years of marriage together until his death. Dusty was a former Senior Marine Product Engineer for Cummins Inc. in Charlestown, South Carolina, retiring in 1996, after 30 years of service. He resided in the Madison, Indiana community for 9 years, Asheville, North Carolina community, Edisto Island, South Carolina community where he was a park ranger and in the Vevay, Indiana community the past few months. Dusty was a fiddle wizard and enjoyed fixing any string instrument, playing his fiddle, guitar, mandalon, drums and dulcimer. He was known as a “renaissance man” for having so many talents and areas of knowledge not many would know. He was a Scout Master and also enjoyed sailing, cooking, mowing the yard, woodworking, building tiny houses and was an avid reader. Dusty will be dearly missed by his loving family and abundance of friends. Dusty passed away at 3:55 pm, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.Dusty will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 46 years: Ida Suzanne (Miller) Rine of Vevay, Indiana; his sister: Ronda Everroad of St. Paul, IN and his numerous close friends that he thought of as his own family.He was preceded in death by his parents: Gareth Sheldon Tullis and Patsy (O’Connor) Tullis-Rine; his maternal-grandparents: Daniel Major O’Connor and Elizabeth (Seward) O’Connor-Roseberry; his paternal-grandparents: Marvin Tullis and Myrtie (Hawk) Tullis and his uncle: Pat O’Connor, who was tragically killed in 1958 while racing in the Indy 500.A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Animals and Environment Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County or to the Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Z4 Products gives Deery Series awards

first_imgAMES, Iowa (March 24) – Two drivers receive awards from Z4 Products at each Deery Brothers Summer Series event this season. Both the pole starter and the Sunoco Race Fuels drawing winner for all IMCA Late Model tour features get bottles of leak sealer and cooling conditioner from the fourth-year sponsor from Ames, Iowa.The 28th annual series opens Saturday, April 5 at Crawford County Speedway. The finale is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4 at West Liberty Raceway. More information about Z4 Products is available by calling 515 231-0809. “Adding the Z4 products to these two areas of recognition really enhances the prize package of fluids drivers are already receiving,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Z4 is a local company to partner with this series and we couldn’t be happier to have their unwavering support.”last_img read more

Kompany ready for run-in

first_imgVincent Kompany believes his extended absence with a calf injury was a legacy of rushing back too quickly from a similar problem last season. The Manchester City skipper was out for virtually two months before making a goalscoring return in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Newcastle. Kompany revealed he had never quite got back to full fitness last term, when his presence was essential to City’s successful championship quest. “Last season, when we were going towards the title, I didn’t have enough time to do the real rehabilitation,” he said. Press Associationcenter_img “Usually it takes three or four weeks. We took four or five days. Eventually it catches up with you. Now I have taken the right amount of time and I have put in the right amount of work as well. If anything I feel really strong now.” Along with Sergio Aguero, Kompany’s absence has proved to be a handicap City were not able to overcome. Now both men are back, though the only realistic aims are securing second spot and regaining the FA Cup. Yet Kompany is certain City would benefit from a positive final few weeks when they begin the challenge again next term. “I feel there is still a lot to look forward to,” he said. “Whichever way we finish this season might set us up for the next one. “I always remember the way we finished the season before last. We ended on equal points with Chelsea, which was a massive boost, secured a place in the Champions League and also won the FA Cup. The year after that we went on to win the title. The end of one season has an impact on how you start the next one.” In the final analysis, manager Roberto Mancini will cite a lack of goals for his side’s failure to retain the championship won in such thrilling fashion on the last day of last season. With Carlos Tevez netting for the seventh time in eight games against the Magpies and Kompany scoring the first since his winner in last term’s Manchester derby, it is easy to wonder both why City have ended up in this situation and also whether they are only hitting top form because the pressure valve has been turned off. Mancini denies the latter situation is true. “When you play for a strong team like us, you always have pressure,” he said. “You should have pressure. We are in second but we still have to work hard because Tottenham are close and Chelsea are the same.” last_img read more

Neville flattered by Everton link

first_img “It’s just whatever direction the club want to take. But I know there are players who have gone into jobs and failed. “I am at the end of my career and I am looking to get into coaching and management. I have prepared for the last five seasons and I have some nice decisions to make. “I have had a lot of experience, studying coaching practices. I have been away with England Under-21s. I’m half-prepared for what I’m going into.” The former England international, 36, took the decision towards the end of the season to leave the club’s playing staff and is preparing for a career in management. He has been strongly linked with the Goodison Park vacancy and is also rated by bookmakers among the leading contenders for the job at Stoke, who parted company with Tony Pulis on Tuesday. “It is flattering to be linked with the Everton job,” Neville told The Times. Departing Everton captain Phil Neville has confirmed his interest in succeeding David Moyes as the club’s manager.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety daily incident log between Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 19.Crimes against propertyat 12:34 a.m. on Jan. 19, DPS officers responded to a report of a bike theft in progress at Grace Ford Salvatori Hall of Letters, Arts & Sciences and detained two suspects matching the descriptions given by a witness.  A locked bicycle was recovered nearby and the witness stated that he observed one of the suspects carry it away while the second one acted as a lookout.  The registered owner informed the officers that no one had permission to remove her bike. The suspects were arrested and transported to S/W station for booking.At 4:14 p.m. on Jan. 18, a security guard reported that she observed a suspect remove her property from a plastic bag and a handbag she had placed on the front porch of Alpha Gamma Omega while she was stationed nearby.  The suspect was detained by DPS officers who responded to the scene and he was found in possession of the guard’s property.  The suspect was arrested and transported to 77th station for booking.Miscellaneous incidentsat 4:29 p.m. on Jan. 18, DPS officers stationed at Keck Hospital of USC saw a terminated staff member enter an administrator’s office and demand to speak with him.  The staff member was advised that she needed an appointment to meet with the administrator and the officers escorted her from the premises without further incident.at 9:49 a.m. on Jan. 18, DPS officers responded to a student who was feeling nauseated and weak. An LAFD RA unit was requested and Unit #15 responded. The RA Unit examined the student and transported her to California Hospital for medical treatment.last_img read more

Syracuse’s defense plays complete game in 27-24 win over Pittsburgh

first_img Published on October 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer The recipe for the last two Syracuse losses was the same. A struggling offense that couldn’t stay on the field left the defense to maintain the game.Considering the opponents and game flow, SU’s defense had two good performances in each of the last two weeks — both losses to LSU and N.C. State. Head coach Dino Babers said after each game that he was happy with the unit’s performance.On Saturday, the Orange (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) once again failed to get much going in the first half on offense, stuck on just three points for nearly the entire stanza. The defense answered the call, keeping Pittsburgh’s (2-4, 0-2) offense at bay for a majority of the game, forcing five three-and-outs, including four in the first half, in what would eventually be a 27-24 win for SU.“We just wanted to make sure we got them off the field and got our offense the ball as much as possible,” said linebacker Parris Bennett, who finished the game with 14 tackles, the third straight game in which he’s had 12 or more. “We knew three and outs was the fastest way besides turnovers.”The front seven for Syracuse dominated a weak Pittsburgh offensive line throughout the game. The Panthers attempted numerous shovel passes throughout the game, but most were snuffed out by the linebackers. In front of the linebackers, SU’s defensive ends brought good pressure to ensure that the quarterback — whether it was starter Max Browne or backup Ben DiNucci, who came in after Browne got hurt — couldn’t escape.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhere the Syracuse defense really made its mark was on third down. The Panthers only converted on three third downs the whole game, and all of those came in the fourth quarter. The stops weren’t particularly easy ones, either, as there weren’t many situations when Syracuse pinned Pittsburgh back. Of the seven third-down attempts that Pittsburgh had in the first half, only two were more than five yards.“When you come in at halftime and you see the opposing team has not converted a third down,” Babers said, “that’s absolutely amazing.”While Pittsburgh did manage to move the ball from time to time, the Orange largely avoided giving up the big play that has burned it in the past, as the secondary had a strong outing.Early in the game, a Pitt receiver was targeted deep down the field and had a step on SU cornerback Scoop Bradshaw with no safety help over the top. Bradshaw managed to sneak his hand in and break the pass up. On the next play, Bradshaw hit a receiver who was trying to corral the ball near the sideline and forced it to pop out.Offense is what Babers has become known for. After the LSU game, Babers said that SU needed to score more points if it wanted to win the close games it’d been in. The Orange defense knows it needs to give that unit a shot to put up points. It did just that, even if it took longer than expected for those points to come.“I mean, we know this offense just needs any chance they can get. They can get going at any moment,” Bennett said. “I have confidence that we’re going to stop (the opposing team) and get them the ball back every time.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more