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first_imgA.R. Gurney’s Love Letters will shutter prematurely at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre on December 14. Pairs of rotating stars, including Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen, had previously been announced for the production through February 15, 2015. At time of closing the show will have played 6 preview and 95 regular performances. Love Letters originally opened off-Broadway in March 1989, starring Kathleen Turner and John Rubinstein. The play changed its cast every week and other notable names that appeared in that incarnation included Victor Garber, Julie Harris, Christopher Reeve and Christopher Walken. The show transferred to Broadway in October of that year, with Lynn Redgrave, John Clark, Stockard Channing and more appearing in the production. Directed by Gregory Mosher, Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 The previously announced It Shoulda Been You will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson on March 17. View Comments Love Letters Related Shows Love Letters opened on September 18 starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow. Carol Burnett joined Dennehy on October 11, with their run followed by the current stars, Alan Alda and Candice Bergen, who stepped into the production on November 9. Along with Huston and Sheen, Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg had also been set to star in the show.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Skip BrownTelemark skiing is one of the oldests form of skiing, dating back to Norwegian soldiers who traveled by ski during the Middle Ages. Fluid and seemingly effortless when executed properly, telemark skiing is trademarked by the flexibility both to climb mountains and rip downhill, all thanks to an unrestricted heel. Though not nearly as commonplace in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic as it is farther north, a community of telemark skiers is still dropping knees in our region one turn at a time.BRO talked with two freewheelin’ free-heelers from the Deep Creek Lake area in Maryland— Matt Fithian and Ben Scoville—who have been ripping up the trifecta of Pennsylvania-West Virginia-Maryland backcountry for over a decade.BRO: Let’s start off by telling our readers a little bit about your personal background in teleskiing. Matt Fithian: My parents got me into skiing and riding. We did it on the weekend and after school. It was a great way to recreate in Maine. All of my grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles—everyone skied. Even now we have family reunion ski trips. I started on alpine and then traded them for a decade in the early ‘90s to snowboard. Terri Peterson taught me to teleski at the Adventure Sports Institute of Garrett College about seven years ago. But I guess in all, I’ve been sliding down mountains for over 18 years.Ben Scoville: I started skiing for real back in 2002. I was in my mid-20s and realized sliding downhill on frozen water was as fun as sliding downhill on liquid water (aka kayaking).BRO: What’s one of your earliest memories of skiing?MF: Definitely a firelight torch ski with my dad at May Mountain in Island Falls, Maine. It was awesome to ski with a torch. I loved looking back up the hill and watching the torch skiers­­—looked like a fire snake sliding down the mountain.BS: First memory: I was flying down the bunny hill at Ski Roundtop.BRO: Any bad wipeouts?MF: The worst wipeout I ever had was when I was 10 or so. The tip of my snowblade stuck into the lip of a jump, which then propelled me forward. I did half a front flip and landed on my face. Broke my ski goggles, blood was everywhere. It was pretty bad.BS: Hit a head wall from Giant Boulder on to Giant Steps at Seven Springs. Had a pretty good head of steam. Blew up when I landed and tomahawked down the hill. Because I had teles, I stayed right on my feet. Ended up having a ski tip shred open my paddling pants (yes, paddling pants, they kept the snow out). from just above my boots up to my upper thigh. Almost ended up singing in the boys’ choir.BRO: What about signature moves? I’m sure you guys have some.MF: 360s and nose grabs.BS: Hunting down a stash of pow in some esoteric corner of a ski mountain.BRO: What’s the hardest part about learning tele?BS: For me, it has been learning the transfer of edges. The flow from one edge to another is not an easy thing to master. There are so many things to put together. To link turns perfectly is a beautiful thing.BRO: Describe teleskiers in one sentence, granola stereotypes aside.MF: Gear nerds, go-getters, and stewards of the land who love dark beer.BRO: True or false: once you go tele, you never go back.MF: True­­—I’ll tele and I’ll board but I won’t go back to alpine.BS: I’d say false. There are some out there who went back to the fixed heel. Sometimes there are just circumstances that dictate you have to get real and fix the heel. However, I haven’t found those circumstances yet.BRO: Not that teleskiing is any reflection of a man’s manliness, but does length really matter?BS: There is such a thing as the perfect fit.BRO: Boxers or briefs? With that much movement in your turns, I’m sure this has to be an important decision.BS: Boxer briefs?MF: Boxers. But really tele guys wear polypro.BRO: Who’s your telehero?BS: Chipper and his boys. When you watch those guys ski, it is watching the embodiment of the purity of skiing. Uphill and downhill!BRO: Teleskiers are pretty smooth. Have any good pickup lines?BS: You dropped that knee right into my heart. You free that heel and I’ll free your heart. Teleskiers believe in free heels, free love, and earning turns. That takes commitment. Isn’t commitment sexy?BRO: Surely with pickup lines like that, you work up quite an appetite earning turns and batting away the ladies. What’s your post-turn fuel look like?MF: Steak, salad, mashed potatoes, and a glass of water.BS: Cheeseburgers. Or Hellbenders’ burritos.last_img read more

first_img A year after the attacks Florida Bar members in New York pull their lives together Joe Mendola made it out alive of the burning World Trade Center on September 11, but he said, “The sights and sounds will never leave me.”Shortly after the attack on New York City, Mendola sent this message to his Florida colleagues: “Our hearts may be broken, but our spirit remains strong.”Nearly a year later, Mendola, a Florida Bar member who works as general counsel for Nikko Securities Co. International, Inc., once housed in the first tower, says he is no longer angry or sad.“There is just a numbness and a respect for all my fellow New Yorkers who have behaved so admirably since that terrible day,” Mendola said. “Indeed, it has been quite a year.”Attending many funerals and memorial services, as well as moving his office three times since the day the towers fell, drained his energy.Finally, he is located in what will be his permanent home.“As the one year anniversary approaches, I feel a sense of dread,” Mendola said. “I have been living with 9/11 every day of my life since that date, and the prospect of an official commemoration and the endless TV specials is not something I look forward to.”Mendola said he doesn’t need to be reminded of something that will forever “be a big part of me.”Out of death and destruction that surrounded him, new life brightens his outlook.“On a happier note, my son was born on July 12, almost exactly 10 months after the tragedy,” Mendola said. “Caring for him — and my toddler daughter — and creating a warm and secure home for all of us is what gives me the most comfort and joy now.”Another member of The Florida Bar who recalls the drama and fear of that day is Ann Marie Karl, a native New Yorker.“It was very scary because you did not know what was going to be bombed next or if you dare drink water or anything else,” Karl said. “ It was like being under siege.”When she visited the World Trade Center site six days later, “You could feel and see, like, little sparkles of crystal in the air and you just sensed the pulverized souls. I just fell to my knees, it was so dramatic.”In the aftermath of the calamity, Karl says, there has been a change in values for many New Yorkers.“A slowing down, a helping out,” Karl said. “A true commitment to community and family.”For another Florida Bar member, Alen Beerman, the terrorist attacks reduced the World Trade Center, a block away from his law office, into hellish rubble and turned his life upside down. Soon after, he placed this classified ad in The Florida Bar News : “NYC attorney displaced by 9/11/01 disaster looking for a change of lifestyle. Former prosecutor and 21 years as general practitioner, concentrating in real estate, corporate, litigation and criminal law. Seeking position commensurate with experience.”The attacks, he said, served as a wake-up call to get off the New York City lawyer “treadmill” and stop postponing his dreams.Though the ad only reaped one job offer he declined, he has gotten off that treadmill, formed a partnership, and relocated his practice to Long Island, a less hectic locale.“It’s very close to home, and I don’t have to take the subway,” Beerman said. “Things have a way of working out.”His legal secretary went back to the old office to help clean out files, but never returned to Manhattan because it was just too overwhelming. She is happy to work on Long Island, too.“It’s still tough to verbalize,” Beerman said of returning to the site of total destruction so near his old law office.“It was kind of Kafkaesque when I still saw groups of people coming to look, like a carnival atmosphere with vendors hawking pretzels and pictures and Americana, and everyone having a good time.“I felt so out of place when I saw that.”Though he still goes to the area now and then on business at the courthouse, Beerman says of his new life: “I am in a much better place” — both physically and emotionally.And that dream of moving to Florida? Well, that is now in the next five-year plan. Until then, he and his wife are looking forward to a nice golfing vacation in the Sunshine State. September 1, 2002 Regular News A year after the attackslast_img read more

first_img More members using Fastcase, the Bar’s free research provider More members using Fastcase, the Bar’s free research provider January 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img After six months of operation, the Bar’s free legal research provider, Fastcase, is being used as the primary research tool by almost 10 percent of the Bar members. And those members are expressing satisfaction with the service.“I’m pleased to announced on behalf of the Member Benefits Committee that in our opinion it has been a tremendous benefit,” Frank Walker, chair of the committee, reported to the Bar Board of Governors last month.“It appears that 6,200 of our members have been availing themselves of Fastcase,” he added. “As time goes on and more people become familiar with it, we believe more people will use it.”Under its contract with the Bar, Fastcase makes Florida Statutes, state Supreme Court decisions, state appellate court rulings, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, Fifth and 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, and Florida administrative law available for free to Bar members. For an additional $195 (an $800 discount from its normal price), Bar members can get Fastcase’s complete national database.“Fastcase advised us the most typical comment is members just can’t believe it’s free,” Walker said. “When it’s explained that the Bar had entered into a five-year commitment with Fastcase, they are very, very happy.”He also said that Bar members are satisfied with the support provided by Fastcase — a concern of the committee when the service was started. Members also report satisfaction with the service’s browser and with the printable format of Fastcase’s information.Walker said the Member Benefits Committee hopes usage of Fastcase doubles in the next six months as more Bar members become familiar with the service.Fastcase can be accessed with a link on the Bar’s homepage at read more

first_imgAccomplishing something complex without a plan can be challenging – especially running a business. Yet, some financial institutions have never created a strategic plan. Imagine trying to build a house without a blue print. That’s pretty much what these financial institutions are doing. They are trying to build a business and a brand without any type of plan to guide them.Strategic planning, when done well, is extremely effective. It provides specific direction, defines strategies to support that direction and helps the organization determine how to spend money and allocate staff effectively.Strategic planning not done well is a different story. Usually, ineffective planning happens when leaders fall into certain traps or subscribe to common myths about the right way to do planning.Myth: We just have to get through the next few days and planning will be overTruth: Strategic planning is an every-day affair continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgIf you want to be great at what you do, there can’t be any slacking. To be the best of the best in your office, here are few things to consider…Stay current: Industries change, so you need to be ready and able to adapt. The people around you will change, the work environment may change, and trends within the industry will change as well. Always keep learning more about your work and take advantage of any free training or higher education opportunities. The more you know, the higher your value will be to the company.Be organized: You gotta get things done. If you’re working on too many tasks at once, you’ll be tied up for a long time and won’t get anything accomplished. Focus on the most important things and put those at the top of your to-do list.Think ahead: You may not come up with a new and exciting way of doing things on a daily basis, but if you train yourself to think outside the box, it will lead to innovation. Hopefully this way of thinking rubs off on the team, which can lead to more success in your office.Keep your head up: You’ll never reach any goals or be as successful as you want to be if you don’t visualize how you’re going to get there. Keep pushing ahead when obstacles arise and find a way to succeed. Don’t give up when failures happen. Learn from those mistakes and let them make you a better employee.Find guidance: If you’re new to an industry, you’ve probably got a lot to learn. Find a more experienced employee who can give you advice and help guide you down the right path. Make sure it’s someone who is respected in the office and someone who won’t lead you astray. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

first_imgUnion sports focuses on more than scoresIn our society, wins and losses are the norm in evaluating athletic performance.However, I gained a much deeper appreciation for Union College sports programs recently at an event hosted by men’s hockey coach Rick Bennett, women’s coach Josh Sciba and Athletic Director Jim McLaughlin, who shared their philosophies and approaches.Unlike many collegiate athletic programs across America, engaged in a single minded, “win at all cost” mentality, incubating athletes for professional levels, Union fosters a different approach. Instead, Union is focused on more holistic coaching of individual young men and women, who must prove and maintain their academics and a host of other character-building requirements in order to represent the college athletically.At Union, metrics such as graduation rate, academic performance and community service are among the norms. As public ambassadors of the college, all Union athletes are held to strict high standards.This comprehensive approach strives to make everyone, not only the best athlete, but more importantly the best person they can be.So, while Union’s teams may not always be ranked number one in the standings, the athletes are finishing on top in character and integrity.Keep up the great work, Union athletes and coaches.Michael DaviNiskayuna Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTo get more priests, expand search poolI was born a Catholic, and I will always be a Catholic. My education is entirely Catholic. My teachers were nuns, priests, and brothers — nuns in grammar school, priests in high school and brothers in college.I have traveled the world and lived in Peru and Brazil.I have attended mass in Europe, the Far East, Mid-East, Africa, South America and all over the United States.A consistent Sunday homily theme is that we should pray for more young men to choose the priesthood vocation. Currently, there are not enough priests to practice the church’s teaching.I propose a fix for the priesthood shortage.First, allow the priests to marry and let already-married men become priests. These men will better understand what it is like to be the head of the family, what it takes to grow a family. They will be better shepherds of their flocks.Second, allow women to become priests. I have met many women that are more intelligent, courageous and pious than men.They would make outstanding priests. I often witness women taking leadership roles in my church.They perform tasks that no one else wants to do, and they do it with vigor and exceptionally well.Wake up, Vatican. It is time to stop complaining and time to take action.Rafael PoloNorthville Cuomo is creating a NY ‘State of Chaos’Let’s get serious here. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his third term, has brought our state into a true “State of Chaos” — one of which a thriving state could never sustain. Yet here we are.Despite his State of the State rhetoric of grand accomplishments and initiatives, a $6 billion budget deficit remains. His vision of “E Pluribus Unum” has instead divided us. And ironically, as he claimed “ … to address the issues causing anxiety and frustration,” he has pushed the very issues (none of which were covered in his speech) that have produced record levels of anxiety.The dangers of a third term, as history has shown us, have now come to full realization. His previous controversial agendas, including Common Core and legalization of gambling, have affected families in harmful ways that he has yet to acknowledge.Who could possibly understand his end-game intentions, as he proceeds with the most personal and community-altering issues that impact all?With his recent push of bail reform, mandated HPV/flu vaccine, undocumented immigrant driver’s licenses, legalization of alcohol in theaters and the legalization of marijuana, one can only assume he is aiming for a total “State of Chaos.”These issues continue to affect us all in dangerous ways.This governor, and the state legislators supporting him in this chaos, need a reality check.Contact the governor’s office and your state legislators to address these life-altering issues that affect each of us. The time to act is now.Laura DieterichScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.EDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionslast_img read more

first_img33 Forth Street New Farm Qld 4005. Picture: 33 Forth Street New Farm Qld 4005. Picture: lounge area has a bay window and French doors to a balcony, while an open-plan dining area flows outdoors to a covered deck. Highlights of the kitchen include striking red cabinetry complementing black granite benchtops, and a range of quality appliances. 33 Forth Street New Farm Qld 4005. Picture: from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe split-level house at 33 Forth St, New Farm, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two car spaces.The main living hub is on the upper level, featuring rich timber floors and white tones. 33 Forth Street New Farm Qld 4005. Picture: home is an absolute haven in the heart of hipsterville, tucked away in a small cul-de-sac yet stylish and modern.It has plenty of space for living and entertainment and sits within walking distance of New Farm’s cafes and restaurants. 33 Forth Street New Farm Qld 4005. Picture: bedrooms are spread across the floorplan, with the main bedroom on the upper level offering built-in wardrobes and an ensuite. CHInspections are by appointment with agent Meaghan Bakker of Living Here New Farm.last_img read more

first_imgReporting a profitable second quarter, Finnish RoRo and passenger services operator Finnlines has reiterated its decision to order more environmentally-friendly vessels.“We are … about to further order two Superstar class RoPax vessels, in order to strengthen our well developing passenger business growth,” Emanuele Grimaldi, President and CEO of the company, said.“These vessels will be the best and most environmentally friendly units in their category, carrying 5,800 lane metres of cargo and close to 1,000 passengers,” he added.The new order would follow the recent investment of EUR 500 million in three new ice-class roll-on/roll off (RoRo) ships.With the upcoming order for two Superstar class ships, Finnlines aims to ensure it will remain “a forerunner in sustainable development for both passenger and cargo transportswithin the Baltic Sea.”In line with its strategy, the company has made a number of investments in its existing fleet, both environmental and capacity related.“We have invested in emission abatement technology covering almost all our vessels and also lengthened six of our vessels in order to benefit from economies of scale. These investments have contributed to our sustainable development… Other efforts to reduce energy consumption and emissions include changing of propeller blades, timetable planning, route optimisations as well as optimising speed, load and trim,” Grimaldi further said.For the three-month period ended June 30, 2019, Finnlines reported a result of EUR 30.4 million (USD 33.6 million), compared to EUR 25.8 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier. This represented the company’s best second-quarter result ever.In addition, the company recorded revenue totaling EUR 157.9 million in Q2 2019, an increase of 2 percent when compared to EUR 154.3 million posted in the same quarter last year.Finnlines is part of the Italian Grimaldi Group that operates a fleet of more than 120 vessels and serves over 120 ports in 50 countries.last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville boy’s varsity tennis team defeated Shelbyville 4-1 on Monday to end their regular season with a 12-6 record.Winners were Ben Schwetman and Spencer Rose in singles, while the doubles teams of Harsh Patel & Paul Ritter and Will Harmeyer & Jonathan Kunkel also won.In JV action, Batesville won 5-3. Cooper Williams won 2 singles matches while the doubles teams of Mitch Esser/Jacob Christie (2 matches) and Mason Beck/Ben Rogers won. The JV ended their season with a perfect 13-0 season.The varsity will compete against South Dearborn in the IHSAA sectional at South Dearborn at 5:00 on Wednesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img