Estelle Parsons & Judith Ivey Will Lead Out of the Mouths of Babes

first_img Judith Ivey Estelle Parsons(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Comments Star Files Oscar winner and five-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey and more will star in the world premiere of Out of the Mouths of Babes. Directed by Barnet Kellman, Israel Horovitz’s new comedy will begin previews on June 7 and officially open on June 19 at Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway.Joining Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde) and Ivey (Hurlyburly, Steaming) in the cast will be Angelina Fiordellisi (Zorba) and Francesca Choy-Kee (Disgraced).Out of the Mouths of Babes depicts what happens when four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100-year-old man who loved each of them—at times variously, at time simultaneously.  For 24 hours, they share his apartment, delicious secrets, and a dead cat.last_img read more

World trade

first_imgBrazil case and U.S. cottonAfter providing a brief history of the WTO, Glauber explained theimportance of specific trade discussions and their relationshipwith U.S. agricultural policies. He pointed to the Brazil caseand its impact on the starting point for the Doha Round, the nextround of trade negotiations.The United States is appealing the decision in the Brazil case,which ruled that U.S. cotton subsidies distorted the worldmarket. Brazil argues that the subsidies for cotton growers causeU.S. cotton production to increase, disrupting the flow of themarket.Glauber said the United States spends $10 billion to $20 billionannually on subsidies. That’s a large sum, he said, compared toother countries. Some, such as New Zealand, he said, don’t grantsubsidies to farmers at all.The WTO is considering the U.S. appeal. But if the ruling holds,U.S. agricultural policy will have to change.The Doha Round of trade negotiations could bring further changes,Glauber said. The negotiations aim to liberalize trade. One wayto do this is to reduce all types of restrictions and subsidies.”Under the Doha Round, the focus of domestic support negotiationsshould be less on the level of support and more on the type ofsupport,” Glauber said.”Farm policies will continue to be dominated by budgetconsiderations,” he said. “But policymakers will need to bemindful of how policies reflect WTO commitments.” Award recipientsFollowing the lecture, annual awards were presented to UGA alumniand students.Marie Truesdell received the Distinguished Young ProfessionalAward. She chairs the department of business at MarianCollege in Indianapolis, Ind.Gary W. Black and Tassos Haniotis each received DistinguishedProfessional Awards. Black has been the president of the GeorgiaAgribusiness Council for 15 years. Haniotis has recently becomethe head of the agricultural trade policy analysis unit of theEuropean Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture andRural Development.Four students were elected into Who’s Who Among Students inAmerican Universities and Colleges for their outstandingachievements. The luncheon honored:* Candice Clark, a senior agribusiness major from Rochelle,Ga.* Joel McKie, a senior agribusiness major from Abbeville, Ga.* Clint Murphy, a December 2004 agribusiness graduate fromMoultrie, Ga.* Xiaohui “Sarah” Deng, a doctoral student in agriculturaleconomics originally from Qingdao, China.The lecture series honors J.W. Fanning for his contributions toGeorgia agriculture and the University of Georgia. It’s sponsoredby the Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, the UGAagricultural and applied economics department, the FanningInstitute for Leadership and the Office of International PublicService and Outreach. By Sydne MoodyUniversity of GeorgiaIf a farmer decides to grow more cotton in Georgia, will a farmerin Brazil care? You bet he will, says the eminent economist whodelivered the annual J.W. Fanning lecture at the University ofGeorgia Jan. 14.Joseph Glauber, deputy chief economist with the U.S. Departmentof Agriculture, gave the crowd attending the lecture and awardsprogram some insights into the future of multilateral tradenegotiations under the World Trade Organization.Glauber represents U.S. agricultural policymakers in negotiationswith the other 147 countries that are members of the WTO. He wasinvolved in trade negotiations at the Uruguay Round in the early1990s, the Brazil case against U.S. cotton subsidies and now theDoha Round of WTO negotiations.last_img read more

Former Paramilitary Soldier Extradited to US Requests Uribe Appoint Him “Peacemaker”

first_imgBy Dialogo June 15, 2009 Bogotá, June 11 (EFE). – Former paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso, who was extradited to the United States, asked Colombian President Álvaro Uribe to appoint him as peacemaker, while offering to mediate before the FARC and ELN guerrillas. According to a statement published in the daily El Tiempo website, Mancuso tells Uribe in a letter: “please allow me to move forward with my determination to be a man of peace.” In the letter from Washington dated March 22, 2009, the former leader of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) states that he is “the mirror on which the ‘Canos,’ ‘Jojoys,’ FARC, ELN, emerging groups, and ‘don Marios’ reflect.” Mancuso refers to Alfonso Cano, the chief of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC); to drug trafficker and paramilitary soldier Daniel Rendón Herrera, aka “Don Mario,” who as captured in April by Colombian authorities; and to Jorge Briceño Suárez, aka “Mono Jojoy,” the FARC military chief. As well as other sectors, Mancuso says that the conflict won’t be ended “by the use of weapons or by the wiping out the adversary; on the contrary, it will be fulfilled through dialogue and political solutions regarding transitional justice.” He says that, as peacemaker, he could “mediate and hold political dialogues with all of them if he has political and government support.” Furthermore, he says that the connections between the Colombian Army and the paramilitary will lead to a stage “more traumatic and painful than that of parapolitics.” On the other hand, he criticizes President Uribe’s administration’s handling of the paramilitary demobilization process, since “the emerging groups are the sub-product of the failure of the “Ralito Agreement” negotiations, of not being able to manage the different stages of the peace process.” He points out that the territories he surrendered when demobilization occurred were taken by the so-called “emerging groups,” which constitute “new self-defense, the same old one, or a combination of both.” Mancuso also stated that he understands why Uribe’s government extradited him back in 2008, since, otherwise, he and his family would have already been murdered.” In the letter, the former soldier agrees with the referendum for President Uribe’s second re-election, and he points out that “if he had been asked, he would have joined.” Mancuso and other paramilitary leaders demobilized by the end of 2004 in a peace process in which 31,000 members surrendered their weapons and accepted the benefits offered by the Act of Justice and Peace. Mancuso, along with other 13 former paramilitary chiefs, was extradited to the United States in May 2008, where they were summoned by American courts that charged them with various crimes including drug trafficking.last_img read more

Russia and Qatar Win Bids to Host 2018 and 2022 World Cups

first_imgBy Dialogo December 06, 2010 Russia’s leaders celebrated effusively after the country won the right to host the soccer World Cup in 2018. Russia is planning a large construction program in preparation for the World Cup and has presented proposals for sixteen stadiums in thirteen host cities. Only three current arenas will be remodeled, and thirteen are going to be built from scratch. The construction program has a budget of 3.82 billion dollars, the highest figure among the four European candidates for the 2018 event. Russia is expected to spend 641.3 million dollars on the 2017 Confederations Cup and the World Cup, according to estimates by the bid organizers. The facts that summer temperatures can rise above fifty degrees Celsius and that the country does not currently have infrastructure in place did not dissuade FIFA from awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar, a small Persian Gulf state. The Middle East has never organized a large worldwide sports event, and Qatar’s triumph will serve to a large extent to promote the region’s global profile, according to analysts. The members of FIFA’s executive committee were probably influenced by the economic power of Qatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquified natural gas, for which money is not a problem. The country’s economy is forecast to grow 15.5 percent this year, and this figure is expected to shoot up to an astonishing 21 percent in 2011. This allows Qatar to invest as much money as necessary in preparations for the World Cup.last_img read more

Dangerous Turtle Found in Smithtown Stream

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 25-pound Alligator Snapping Turtle, a reptile named for its powerful jaws and not indigenous to Long Island, was found near downtown Smithtown over the weekend, Suffolk County authorities said.A kayaker spotted the creature while fishing with his son in a stream near the Nissequogue River and the Smithtown bull statue at the corner of Route 25 and Route 25A, according to the Suffolk County SPCA.The abandoned reptile is powerful enough to bite off toes or a part of someone’s foot, the agency said. People were walking in the water at the time to launch their kayaks and canoes, officials added.Alligator Snapping Turtles are mainly found from eastern Texas to the Florida Panhandle, according to the Suffolk SPCA. Releasing such an animal into the wild is illegal in New York State.last_img read more

The scary tricks of recurring payment changes are no treat

first_img continue reading » The process of switching financial institutions tends to be scary for members. Realizing your billing information is out of date can haunt a member, and getting hit with several months worth of delinquent bills is a fright. In the case of recurring payments, there will come a time when billing information needs to be updated, and unfortunately, updating it can be a nightmare. This may shock members because the whole reason they chose a recurring payment method is for convenience, and ironically, updates are anything but. If a credit union wants to be a member’s primary financial institution, which most if not all do, updates to the recurring payment process should be easy. Here are some things to consider about recurring payments to avoid spooking your members.Ease of UseIt’s no surprise that one of the most important aspects of any technology is ease of use. This consideration goes not only for members, but staff as well. It’s not uncommon for members to call and verbally update their payment information with the expectation that their member service representative will update it for them. The update should also be reliable and error proof. Taking the time to fix something and finding out the next day that it’s still broken is a first world problem nightmare. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Queenslander sells within days as demand for them lifts in the city

first_imgBags of potential in the back garden.She said the sale was fast because her office did the building and pest inspections before listing the property.“We get those done for houses that we think are going to be sold quickly. The reason we do it is so if there’s a problem we can get it fixed, but also it’s fast. Sometimes it’s better to take the money while it’s there and my owners were really quiet people who like their privacy.”The home was listed as a “timeless Queensland treasure” that was built in the 19th century and maintained its period features and had a level rear garden.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The open plan family room opens to the back deck and rear garden. Period features including the fireplace were maintained in the property.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoHigh ceilings and well maintained floorboards were a winner.Ms Trickey said demand had ramped up significantly now for certain types of homes in the neighbourhood.“Some of the reason for that (price) is that the market’s moved here. We’re about to do a letterbox drop to people in the area to let them know that three bedroom homes on 405sq m are worth a lot more than they were last year.“The last sale similar to that house we had was 18 Quinn Street in Toowong that sold for $870,000 in September (2017).”The successful buyers of the Dacre home were parents from country New South Wales who were buying the property for their daughter.Loads of rooms in the kitchen.center_img 18 Dacre Street, Toowong, has sold for $915,000.A LATE 19th century inner city Queenslander has sold within days of listing, fetching close to two and a half times what the owners paid.The three bedroom, two bathroom, double car garage house at 18 Dacre St, Toowong, was sold by Gabrielle Trickey of Gabrielle Trickey Properties for $915,000 on January 17.“We put it online on Saturday morning at 5am, we got 30 groups through, then we had four offers by Monday,” she told The Courier-Mail.“A lot of buyers were telling me that it wasn’t worth more than $860,000. Then we had a buyer who went to $915,000. It was cash unconditional, no terms, and was sold by Wednesday.”The front veranda is the hallmark of a good Queenslander.last_img read more

Drueke wins dash to Sprint Series of Nebraska opening night checkers

first_imgBy Greg SoukupRISING CITY, Neb. (March 25) ­– The winner of last season’s Sprint Series of Nebraska finale now has an IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car tour streak of two straight checkers.Tyler Drueke held off Joey Danley to top the 2016 SSN opener Friday at Butler County Speed­way. The victory paid $700.After restarting third following a caution with seven circuits to go in the 25-lapper, Drueke passed Danley on the top side in the first set of turns, then drove by Jason Martin for the lead on the ex­treme lower line.The white flag was out when Danley got back alongside but Drueke took advantage of a lapped car in the final turn and won the dash to the finish line.Doug Lovegrove and then Terry Richards were the early leaders. Martin got the lead on lap nine but Clint Benson and Boyd Petersen looped it in turn three. 
Martin grabbed the lead again on the restart.Drueke moved to third the next time around.
 Danley cracked the top four on the ensuing restart. Drueke advanced to second and ran there before giving way to Danley five laps later.Another caution set up the seven-lap contest.Martin, Richards and Benson completed the top five. Sixth was defending series champion Adam Gullion.Drueke had ended the 2015 SSN campaign by winning the September show at I-80 Speedway.Feature results ­– 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle; 2. Joey Danley, Lincoln; 3. Jason Martin, Lincoln; 4. Terry Richards, Denton; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln; 7. Jason Danley, Lincoln; 8. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa; 9. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan.; 11. Shayle Bade, Lincoln; 12. Nathan Weiler, Omaha; 13. Toby Chapman, Pan­ama; 14. Roger Sluka, Lincoln; 15. Nick Bryan, Lincoln; 16. Ryan King, Bennet; 17. Blain Pe­tersen, Essex, Iowa; 18. Rick Hansen, Omaha; 19. Boyd Peterson, Ithaca; 20. Keith Dragoo, Lin­coln; 21. Chase Weiler, Lincoln; 22. Justin Hanson, Platte Center.last_img read more

Former Bayern striker Wagner retires at 32

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Former Bayern Munich and Germany striker Sandro Wagner has announced his retirement from the game, aged 32.Wagner, whose final stint as a player was in the Chinese Super League with Tianjin TEDA, says he turned down a number of offers from German clubs and will instead embark on a career as a coach. “I’m incredibly grateful that football has given me such a wonderful life,” Wagner told BILD. “I was able to achieve all of my goals and dreams.“I was really happy to receive so many calls from Bundesliga clubs and abroad in recent days, but my decision stands. In September, I’ll start training to be a coach. My plan is to take up a coaching role next summer.“Now I just want to enjoy my time with my family, who I have to thank more than most. They were always there for me, even though I couldn’t always be there for my wife and kids whilst playing professionally.”Wagner made 34 competitive appearances for boyhood club Bayern in his last spell on German soil, scoring 10 goals between January 2018 and 2019.The Munich native, who won his second Bundesliga title with Bayern in 2017/18, also represented Duisburg, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern, Hertha Berlin, Darmstadt and Hoffenheim. He produced 44 goals and 12 assists in 144 Bundesliga outings, as well as 17 goals and 11 assists in 67 Bundesliga 2 matches.Internationally, Wagner won the UEFA U21 2009 European Championships in his youth, and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup with the Germany senior squad.He scored five goals in eight games for his country, before retiring from international football after being left out of Joachim Löw’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.“Wearing the national team’s shirt made me particularly proud,” he recalled.Tags: Bayern MunichSandro WagnerTianjin Tedalast_img read more

Social Media Outlets Split Over How to Handle President Trump’s Posts

first_imgHowever, the platform did not completely remove the tweet, saying it “may be in the public’s interest” to make it accessible.In addition, Twitter put a fact-check label on another Trump tweet, in which he claimed the use of mail-in ballots would cause widespread fraud. Trump responded to the fact-check action, saying it was equivalent to  election interference.There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020 Republican lawmakers filed a resolution condemning Twitter’s alleged “partisan censorship.”Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey added the fact-check “does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth.’” He said the warning was meant to provide additional information to the public, and to let people “judge for themselves.”One again, the statements that were contested by Twitter and then deemed inflammatory by Snapchat went unchecked on Facebook.This does not make us an “arbiter of truth.” Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions.— jack (@jack) May 28, 2020 Last year, Twitter announced that it would no longer host political ads.On the other hand, Facebook decided to keep them, and said it would not fact-check such content.Facebook employees quickly denounced that decision, accusing Zuckerberg of allowing the president to “weaponize” the platform.Last week, Zuckerberg’s reluctance to act on Trump’s comments about George Floyd protests led to hundreds of the company’s employees staging a virtual walkout.Zuckerberg later explained, “[W]e read it as a warning about state action, and we think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force,” he wrote.Two weeks ago, President Trump signed an executive order threatening social media companies who he claimed engage in “online censorship.”The main part of the executive order threatens to remove internet companies’ legal liability under Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act if they engage in “censorship” or deceive the public about being an “open forum for debate.”Both Twitter and Facebook have repeatedly argued that free speech is a key part of their platforms, while adding standards in an effort to minimize violent content, explicit content and harassment, sometimes at the government’s request.Under current law, companies like Facebook and Twitter cannot be sued for the content posted by its users.Trump’s executive order seeks to treat social media companies as “publishers” instead of as neutral internet platforms, thereby exposing them to liability for what users communicate.center_img Despite recently issuing an executive order threatening legal penalties for social media platforms, President Trump’s fight with Twitter continued last week, after the social media platform removed a campaign video tribute to George Floyd, citing copyright infringements.The incident came during a week when Twitter flagged several of the commander-in-chief’s tweets for allegedly violating its terms of use, a move that Trump and his campaign called “censorship.”The video that was removed by Twitter included a compilation of images of demonstrations, riots and photos of police and protesters over an audio track of the president calling for unity following the killing of George Floyd.Twitter explained its decision in a statement, saying, “Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.”The video is still posted on Facebook and YouTube, marking a stark difference in how platforms are handling the president’s posts.Last Wednesday, Snap Inc. announced it would stop promoting Trump’s account in Snapchat’s “Discover” category, a function that allows users to explore new content. The company said it would “not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover.”Soon thereafter, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale accused Snapchat of “trying to rig the 2020 election” and “actively engaging in voter suppression” by refusing to promote his account. “If you’re a conservative, they do not want to hear from you, they do not want you to vote. They view you as a deplorable and they do not want you to exist on their platform,” Parscale of Snap’s leadership.Courtesy: Trump 2020 CampaignSnapchat’s decision followed the president’s social media messages messages last week referring to violent protesters as “thugs,” and threatening to unleash “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” on unruly demonstrations.Twitter placed a warning on one of those statements about “thugs,” saying the president’s tweet violated the company’s rules on “glorifying violence.”….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020last_img read more