Corey Stoll & More Set for SITP’s Troilus & Cressida

first_imgCorey Stoll(Photo courtesy of the Public Theater) The complete cast is set for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park presentation of Troilus and Cressida. The lineup includes Corey Stoll as Ulysses, Sanjit de Silva as Aeneas and Max Casella as Ulysses. Performances will begin on July 19 at Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre, where it will run through August 14. The Daniel Sullivan-helmed production opens officially on August 3.In addition to Stoll (who is also tapped to appear in the Public’s Plenty), de Silva (a Public alum from Dry Powder) and screen favorite Casella, the cast will include Andrew Burnap as Troilus, Ismenia Mendes as Cressida, Zach Appelman as Diomedes, Tala Ashe as Helen and Andromache, Alex Breaux as Ajax, John Glover as Pandarus, David Harbour as Achilles, Bill Heck as Hector, Edward James Hyland as Nestor, Maurice Jones as Paris, Nneka Okafor as Cassandra, Tom Peckina as Patroclus, Miguel Perez as Priam and Calchas and John Douglas Thompson as Agamemnon.Rounding out the cast is a non-equity ensemble, consisting of Connor Bond, Andrew Chaffee, Michael Bradley Cohen, Lee Edward Colston II, Paul Deo Jr., Jin Ha, Hunter Hoffman, Nicholas Hoge, Forrest Malloy and Kario Pereira-Bailey.The production will feature sets and costumes by David Zinn, lighting design by Robert Wierzel, sound design by Mark Menard and original music by Dan Moses Schreier. Corey Stoll Star Filescenter_img Andrew Burnap View Commentslast_img read more

TransAlta begins commercial operation of Alberta’s first battery storage project

first_imgTransAlta begins commercial operation of Alberta’s first battery storage project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Saur Energy:TransAlta Renewables has announced that its 10 MW WindCharger battery storage project began commercial operation on October 15, 2020.WindCharger is Alberta’s first utility-scale, lithium-ion energy storage project and utilizes Tesla Megapack technology. It has a nameplate capacity of 10 MW and total storage capacity of 20 MWh. This technology can be fully charged in approximately two hours and will be powered by the company’s Summerview II wind farm, making it a truly renewable battery energy storage system. WindCharger did not require any new infrastructure investments as it is an entirely behind-the-fence project.The project, which was acquired from TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) in August of this year, has a total capital cost of approximately USD14.5 million, with approximately 50 percent being funded through the support of Emissions Reduction Alberta. As part of the acquisition, TransAlta will pay a fixed monthly capacity charge for the right to operate and dispatch the battery in the Alberta market.TransAlta Renewables is among the largest of any publicly traded renewable independent power producers (IPP) in Canada. Its asset platform and economic interests are diversified in terms of geography, generation and counterparties and consist of interests in 23 wind facilities, 13 hydroelectric facilities, seven natural gas generation facilities, one solar facility, one natural gas pipeline, and one battery storage project, representing an ownership interest of 2,537 megawatts of owned generating capacity, located in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, the states of Wyoming, Massachusetts, Minnesota and the state of Western Australia.More: TransAlta announces commercial operation of Alberta’s first utility scale battery storage projectlast_img read more

Columbia Announces New Outdoor Dream Job

first_imgAre you looking for a new gig? Sure, you could go the traditional route—maybe find a nice office job with a short commute—or you could apply for a fully paid six-month adventure to test gear around the world.It sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly the position that Columbia Sportswear is now hiring for.Aptly named ‘The Director of Toughness’, this esteemed post will require selected candidates to travel the world on Columbia’s dime, testing gear in some of the world’s most iconic wild places.Among other skill sets, qualified candidates (two of whom will ultimately be hired) are expected to posses a proficiency in skiing or snowboarding, trail navigation of varying degrees, and Instagram-worthy photography skills.The new ‘Directors of Toughness’ will also need to be media savvy and comfortable in front of a camera, because they’ll become brand ambassadors of sorts for the iconic outdoor company, appearing on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live throughout the course of the six month gig.According to the job post, Columbia plans to pay the new employees $26k for the dream job and put them up in the outdoor hub of Portland, Oregon—when they’re not traveling the world testing the latest and greatest Columbia gear of course.Think you’re up to the challenge? Apply here now!last_img read more

Brazilian Operation Combines Defense Training with Medical Assistance to Citizens

first_imgMore than 90,000 people live in the municipality of Cáceres, which is surrounded by the Paraguay River. In Operation Celeiro, the part of the population furthest from the city center received medical and dental treatments from the Navy, which used the Tenente Maximiano Hospital Assistance Ship. During the 19 days of Operation Celeiro, authorities inspected 340 vessels, 25 of which were issued citations, mainly because the pilots did not have all the necessary documents. Three vessels were seized: one for not having lifebuoys and an unlicensed pilot, and the others because the vessels weren’t licensed to operate as transportation vehicles. Another operation along the same lines is being planned for the second half of the year in Mato Grosso do Sul, according to RADM Petronio. “The intent is for it to be even larger, involving more service members and covering a greater area.” After they departed from the municipality of Ladário, Mato Grosso do Sul, on March 29th, the ships and service members headed to Cuiabá, Cáceres, and Santo Antônio do Leverger, in Mato Grosso state. During the trip, they performed patrol activities and ship inspections, with the goal of preventing crimes and saving the lives of those who work or travel on the rivers, or use them for recreation. For the security portion of the event, service members were divided into two groups on the shores of the Paraguay River between Brazil and Bolivia. While the “Red Team” represented an enemy occupying a portion of the river’s shore, the “Blue Team” portrayed Brazilian forces that were required to devise and execute a plan to retake control of that territory. But there was also a civic assistance element that provided free medical services to the local populations. The confrontations were performed with real weapons but using blanks. “Training is accompanied by a monitoring group, which acts as a sort of judge, analyzing each side’s impacts and engagements,” RADM Petronio said. “Based on this evaluation, we can learn lessons from the positive and negative points on the actions conducted by our Troops. This is done during and primarily after the operation.” By Dialogo May 10, 2016 During the exercise, the group playing the enemy role was formed by Marines, using two ships and one aircraft. Those representing the national forces consisted of Marine and Army personnel, using seven ships and one aircraft. center_img “We are always holding this sort of training, but this was the first time that we have combined Troop training with navigation security actions and medical assistance all in one operation held at the same time,” said Rear Admiral Petronio Augusto Siqueira de Aguiar, Commander of Brazil’s Sixth Naval District. “It was excellent in terms of its productivity. We were able to do more with fewer resources.” Operation Celeiro was divided into four sub-operations: “Celeiro Sul” trained Troops on how to retake territory; “Celeiro Norte” focused on patrols and inspections of ships on rivers in the Pantanal; “ASSHOP Cáceres” provided medical treatments to riverine populations; and “Navegação Segura” (Safe Navigation), which is ongoing, carries out readings to update nautical maps for a 100-kilometer stretch of the Paraguay River. Personnel also scheduled to fix or replace any damaged signs along the stretch of waterway by May 9th. Sub-operations Nearly 600 Brazilian Navy and Army personnel with the Navy’s Sixth Naval District Command executed a multi-faceted training exercise called Operation Celeiro from March 29th to April 16th. Headed by the Sixth Naval District Command, the combined initiative took place throughout Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul states, located on the country’s western border with Bolivia. Medical treatments “We provided 625 medical and dental treatments,” RADM Petronio said, adding that primary illnesses impacting the population were hypertension, skin infections, and viruses, as well as dental cavities. Authorities also distributed 11,000 doses of medication.last_img read more

How artificial intelligence is changing financial services

first_img 79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Bots, powered by artificial intelligence, are poised to disrupt the financial industry. Are you ready for changes that may quickly take hold in your front and back office?In this video, learn how the bot economy is growing faster than the apps economy did – more than doubling every month. Embracing rather than fearing the change will open opportunities for financial institutions to enhance relationships with consumers. continue reading »last_img read more

Roosevelt Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 37-year-old man was shot and killed in his hometown of Roosevelt on Wednesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting the shooting. Upon arrival, they found Royston Hall on Wagner Avenue at 3:45 p.m. suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Industry Minister calls for tax waiver for new cars to boost sales

first_imgIndustry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita has urged Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati to temporarily exempt vehicle tax (PKB) for new cars until December in a bid to boost car sales amid COVID-19 pressures.According to Government Regulation No. 73/2019, new passenger car purchases are subject to a luxury tax (PPnBM) of between 15 and 70 percent, depending on the vehicle’s maximum passenger capacity and engine cylinder.“If consumer purchasing power can be boosted by the tax relaxation, then we will apply it. Hopefully, it can help the automotive manufacturing industry’s growth,” Agus said in a press release on Monday. Agus said there was potential for positive developments in the automotive industry’s performance in the second half of the year.“That’s why we hope the tax waive can soon be applied to boost the nation’s automotive industry and economic recovery,” he said.Carmarker PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia’s external relation director, Bob Azam, welcomed the minister’s initiative, saying the tax deduction would help increase car sales.“We hope there can be a tax deduction to stimulate spending without hurting the central government’s revenue. Maybe we could make the deduction from the local administration’s tax revenue,” he said in a statement.Read also: Light at end of tunnel for auto industry as June car sales rebound: ExpertsTopics : The pandemic has affected car sales this year as consumer purchasing power dwindles and large scale social restrictions (PSBB) force showrooms to close temporarily.While there were signs of a sales rebound in July with around 25,200 cars sold, which is more than double the June sales of 12,600, the figure is still far lower than the 89,200 cars sold in July 2019, according to Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) data. From the total July 2020 sales, passenger cars make up more than half at 15,200 units.Between January and July this year, the country’s car sales were down by 50 percent year-on-year (yoy) to around 286,200 from 571,300 on the same period last year, Gaikindo data shows.Gaikindo projected earlier that this year’s car wholesales would only reach 600,000 units, a 42 percent plunge from last year.last_img read more

Facebook’s 50 gender options come to UK users

first_imgThe Telegraph 27 June 2014UK Facebook users can now choose from one of 71 gender options, including asexual, polygender and two-spirit person, following the feature’s successful integration in the US.Users can choose a different gender option from the previous male and female choices by selecting ‘custom’ in the gender tab of their profiles. In addition, people who select a custom gender will now have the ability to choose the pronoun they’d like to be referred to publicly — male (he/his), female (she/her) or neutral (they/their).Facebook worked with UK groups Press for Change and Gendered Intelligence to add 21 new options to ensure the list best reflected the ways UK users may choose to describe themselves.“Gender identities are complex and for many people, describing themselves as just a man or just a woman has always been inadequate,” said Professor Stephen Whittle, vice-president at Press for Change. The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the right to develop our gender identity, as key to our personal autonomy.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/10930654/Facebooks-50-gender-options-come-to-UK-users.htmllast_img read more

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica

first_img Share Share 9 Views   no discussions LocalNews A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica by: – September 9, 2011 Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo credit: amild.us-blogspot.comAt 11am, a tropical storm warning has been issued for Dominica as Tropical Storm Maria is expected to cross the Lesser Antilles tonight. Rainbands associated with this storm is already affecting Dominica and the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles.A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area…generally within 36 hours.At 2pm, the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near latitude 14.3 north…longitude 57.9 west about 210 miles east of Martinique or 240 miles east southeast of Dominica. Maria is now moving toward the west northwest near 14 mph and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24 to 36 hours. On the forecast track…the center of Maria is expected to pass very close to Dominica by later tonight into early Saturday morning, accompanied by pockets of moderate to heavy showers, scattered thunderstorms and storm force winds. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles mainly to the northeast of the center. Models are forecasting Maria to remain a Tropical Storm as it moves across Dominica. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Dominica and the islands north, through to Puerto Rico and a tropical storm warning is now in effect for Martinique.Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area by later today into tonight. Sea swells is a major concern and are expected to peak up to 5.0 metres by today into Saturday across the island. Reports from buoys east of Dominica indicate that swells will be in excess of 5 meters (16 feet).All users of the sea and residents in coastal areas, especially on the northern and eastern coastlines are advised to take all the necessary precautions.Residents in Dominica are advised to make preparations for the approach of Tropical Storm Maria. We will continue to monitor the progress of this system and keep you updated.Hurricane season in the Atlantic began June 1st and ends November 30th.JUNE 1ST MARKED THE FIRST DAY OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON…WHICHWILL RUN UNTIL NOVEMBER 30. LONG-TERM AVERAGES FOR THE NUMBER OFNAMED STORMS…HURRICANES…AND MAJOR HURRICANES ARE 11…6…AND2…RESPECTIVELY.For updated weather information please call the weather hotline at (767) 4475555.Dominica Meteorological Servicelast_img read more

Real Madrid star drops retirement plans after Copa del Rey humiliation

first_img Loading… “I’m 30 years old and it’s a good age to think – what more do I want?” he told Sportschau Club in an interview.“[My career] won’t last much longer. And I’m sure that I won’t play until I’m 38.”The German midfielder indicated that he has started to plan ahead, with his current contract at Real Madrid all set to expire in 2023.“I’ve been here [Real Madrid] for more than five years and we’re very happy here,” he said, before adding:“Our children go to school here and they’re also very happy. In the end, they will make the decision.”And despite dropping hints about his retirement plans, Kroos revealed that he is still motivated to win trophies with Los Blancos.“The feeling of winning a trophy is addictive. It’s why I’m still playing,” he explained.“The best example was the Champions League. It wasn’t normal to win it three times in a row.”“It was at this moment when we realised the hunger that we had inside our team,” he added further, before concluding:“This hunger is coming back this season, without knowing where it will take us.”has revealed when he plans to retire from football.Kroos admitted that he does not see himself playing football for years and years to come, having turned 30 in January and also having won virtually everything there is to win in the game, including four Champions League titles and a FIFA World Cup.“I’m 30 years old and it’s a good age to think – what more do I want?” he told Sportschau Club in an interview.“[My career] won’t last much longer. And I’m sure that I won’t play until I’m 38.”The German midfielder indicated that he has started to plan ahead, with his current contract at Real Madrid all set to expire in 2023.“I’ve been here [Real Madrid] for more than five years and we’re very happy here,” he said, before adding:“Our children go to school here and they’re also very happy. In the end, they will make the decision.”And despite dropping hints about his retirement plans, Kroos revealed that he is still motivated to win trophies with Los Blancos. Promoted Content8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Plus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart RaceBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish“The feeling of winning a trophy is addictive. It’s why I’m still playing,” he explained.“The best example was the Champions League. It wasn’t normal to win it three times in a row.”“It was at this moment when we realised the hunger that we had inside our team,” he added further, before concluding:“This hunger is coming back this season, without knowing where it will take us.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Kroos admitted that he does not see himself playing football for years and years to come, having turned 30 in January and also having won virtually everything there is to win in the game, including four Champions League titles and a FIFA World Cup. Following Real Madrid’s humiliating 4-3 loss against Real Sociedad on Thursday night and their subsequent elimination from the Copa del Rey, star midfielder Toni Kroos has revealed when he plans to retire from football.Advertisementlast_img read more