Exclusive! Daveed Diggs & More Set for Second Edition of 24 Hour Plays’ Viral Monologues Initiative

first_imgDaveed Diggs(Photo by Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.com) Michael Shannon On the heels of last week’s talent-packed inaugural edition of Viral Monologues, a starry lineup of talent has been announced to take part in a second edition of the new program which features performances released digitally on the Instagram video application IGTV. The series is an initiative of The 24 Hour Plays.Performers taking part this week include Daveed Diggs, Coral Peña, Kelly AuCoin, Nicholas Braun, Michael Shannon, Ashley Fink, Jessica St. Clair, Juliana Canfield, Anna Baryshnikov, Marylouise Burke, William Jackson Harper, Ryan Haddad, Clark Gregg, Daniel K. Isaac, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Ty Defoe, Dylan Baker, Becky Ann Baker, Noah Galvin, Damon Gupton, Danny Pudi and Josh Hamilton.Original monologues will be written by Will Arbery, Clare Barron, Eric Bogosian, Bekah Brunstetter, Joseph Dougherty, Kristoffer Diaz, Sarah Gancher, Gracie Gardner, Stephen Adly Guirgis, J. Holtham, Lily Houghton, Elizabeth Irwin, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Aaron Wigdor Levy, David Lindsay-Abaire, Tim J. Lord, Gabe McKinley, Dan O’Brien, Anya Richkind, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Charly Evon Simpson, Alena Smith and Tracey Scott Wilson.Last night at 6:00pm, 24 actors shared brief orientation-style videos to allow the writers to get to know them better. By 7:00pm, writers and actors were paired, and writers got to work on crafting new monologues especially for their assigned actors. Actors received their monologues this morning at 10am, are filming their performances throughout the day, and at 6:00pm their videos begin to be released to the world, completing the 24-hour cycle.The 24 Hour Plays program is known for its work on Broadway, off-Broadway and around the world. Since 1995, their events have brought together extraordinary artists to create time-limited theater. View Comments Noah Galvin Marylouise Burkecenter_img Star Files Daveed Diggs Dylan Baker View All (5)last_img read more

Canary Wharf in London to host new triathlon event

first_img Related A recent release from British Triathlon notes that Canary Wharf will host one of the most exciting new sports events of the summer on the evening of Thursday 30 June 2011, as a brand-new race is added to the British Triathlon Super Series calendar.Some of the world’s best elite triathletes will take on a Super-Sprint eliminator in what promises to be a high-octane spectacle around the famous Canary Wharf business and shopping district.Through a series of heats, 50 starters will be ruthlessly whittled down to 20 for the grand final. Each heat will comprise just 30 minutes of fast-paced, flat-out swimming (400m), cycling (10K) and running (2K).Zara Hyde Peters OBE, the Chief Executive Officer of British Triathlon, welcomed the announcement of the GE Canary Wharf Triathlon. “The GE Canary Wharf Triathlon promises to be a ground-breaking event.“For the first time since Strathclyde Country Park in 2008, the British Triathlon Super Series will include a Super-Sprint event as elite triathletes compete at close quarters against the stunning backdrop of Canary Wharf.“It has always been our ambition to bring more triathlon to the heart of British cities and this is a fantastic opportunity.“The event will provide an incredible spectator experience with the prime evening timing and compact course allowing triathlon and sport fans alike to get up close and personal with world class athletes in our fast growing, dynamic and modern Olympic sport.”London born triathlete and last year’s Super Series winner Tim Don gave his backing to the race. “It’s fantastic to have such an iconic new venue included in the Super Series. The super sprint format will ensure high octane racing and huge excitement for athletes and spectators alike.”In addition to the elite performers, Canary Wharf-based companies are being invited to enter in a ‘corporate wave’ relay event that will see successful entrants race the same course as the elites. This exclusive race will take place between the heats and finals of the elite races.Said Mark Elborne, President and CEO of GE UK added, “This new race sponsorship further strengthens GE’s commitment to the British Triathlon Federation and to one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in the UK.“This new race is unique in allowing local businesses the chance to compete alongside and be inspired by elite triathletes from the UK and around the world against the iconic backdrop of Canary Wharf.”Sian Astrop, Arts & Events Manager at Canary Wharf Group plc noted “Canary Wharf is fast becoming a centre for world class competitive sporting events, which is hugely exciting given the Olympics are just around the corner.“Canary Wharf is the perfect location for the GE Canary Wharf Triathlon, with the fast paced course of the North and South Colonnades circling Canary Wharf’s outdoor landscaped areas of Cabot Square and Canada Square Park.”The event will see North and South Colonnade, Canada and Cabot Square at Canary Wharf closed for approximately from 5pm to 10pm on the evening of 30 June; however all public car parks will be kept open throughout.The GE Canary Wharf Triathlon is the final event to be announced in the 2011 Super Series. The full calendar is as follows:GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon – 22 May 2011 Blenheim Triathlon – 4 June 2011 Toshiba Windsor Triathlon – 12 June 2011 GE Canary Wharf Triathlon – 30 June 2011 Virgin Active London Triathlon – 30 July 2011www.britishtriathlonsuperseries.com www.britishtriathlon.orglast_img read more

Bar program offers online pro bono opportunities

first_imgBar program offers online pro bono opportunities Looking for a pro bono opportunity that won’t eat up your valuable time and is in your legal sweet spot? Well, here it is. The Florida Bar has partnered with a nationwide ABA program to provide online legal answers to low-income consumers, and Florida lawyers may sign up now to get involved. The Bar will launch the Florida Free Legal Answers online pro bono project later this spring. It is a virtual legal advice clinic where qualifying users post their civil legal questions. Attorney volunteers log in to the website, select questions to answer, and provide legal information and advice. Users will then be emailed when their questions receive a response. It’s that easy. Volunteers pick and choose only the questions they are comfortable answering and they are done. Bar President Bill Schifino said the project expands access to civil justice to Floridians in need by providing a nontraditional, online platform for Florida lawyers to provide pro bono services. “We are off to a wonderful start to what I know will be a very successful pro bono effort,” said Schifino, noting more than 300 Bar members volunteered for the 100 percent online pro bono resource after emails alerting the membership that enrollment to Florida Free Legal Answers was open. “Not only do our pro bono lawyers change the lives of those they help, I truly believe it changes the lives of those lawyers doing that work for the public good,” Schifino said. “This project is yet another way for lawyers to make a difference in a person’s life.” The Florida Free Legal Answers project — http://florida.freelegalanswers.org — operates off of the ABA Free Legal Answers platform. The program also frees up legal services staff attorneys to focus on full representation. Eligibility for use of Florida Free Legal Answers is limited to the following: • The user must have household income less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level; • The user may not have liquid assets exceeding $5,000 in value (this includes checking and savings account balances, as well as the value of any stocks or bonds); • The user may not be incarcerated; • The user may not request assistance with criminal law matters. Links also will be provided to lawyer referral and other legal services projects for those not eligible or who need more in-depth legal representation. Before users are allowed to request legal advice, they will be asked questions to establish eligibility. The information users provide is confidential and the answers are not associated with the client’s name. This data will only be collected for data sharing purposes. Attorneys will only see information associated with the client’s legal issue. If a user is not eligible to use the system, the user will be denied access. After eligibility is established, the user will create a secured account, and post a request for legal advice/information and provide facts to help the lawyer answer the question. Users may go back to their posted question to add information. The lawyer may ask for additional information before responding to the user’s request. The user will have a choice to respond to that request or not. “Users will not know the name of the attorney who answers their questions unless the attorney chooses to provide it, a client has made a specific request for the name of the attorney who replied to their question, or it is required by a court of law.” The lawyer must answer according to the law of the state in which he/she is licensed and caution the client if that state’s law might not apply. The lawyer will not take any action to help the user except to respond to the request for advice and information that is posted on the website. In the event a client submits a question and receives an answer from a lawyer, there will be a lawyer/client relationship formed between that client and the responding lawyer. The representation will be limited to providing an answer to the legal question and will not involve any continuing representation of the client beyond the act of providing such an answer. The lawyer will provide short-term, limited legal services to a client (the eligible user of this site) without expectation by either the lawyer or the client (the eligible user of this site) that the lawyer will provide continuing representation in the matter. Florida lawyers may enroll by visiting florida.freelegalanswers.org and click on “Volunteer Attorney Registration” and agree to the attorney agreement. Enrollments are accepted now, but the project will not launch until late spring when the Bar has reached a minimum threshold number of volunteer attorneys for the project. The ABA offers malpractice insurance for all participating volunteer attorneys. If you have questions about the project, contact floridafreelegalanswers@floridabar.org. Bar program offers online pro bono opportunities April 1, 2017 Regular Newslast_img read more

Update On Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Community Support

first_imgBy LIDDIE MARTINEZPresident, Los Alamos RegionEnterprise Bank & TrustThe last few months have been a challenge for all of us here in Los Alamos. Our lives have been upended in so many ways, including access to basic services that are easy to take for granted, including banking.We appreciate your patience as we have adjusted to these temporary changes in the way we do business. During this time, Enterprise has been able to work with so many Los Alamos businesses, including some that are new to us, to help them through the business crisis brought on by the pandemic.Throughout northern New Mexico, Enterprise closed 824 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which impacted more than 11,162 jobs. In Los Alamos specifically, we closed 139 PPP loans and impacted more than 1,539 jobs. We are able to do this because we are financially strong, and company-wide we enjoy an overall client satisfaction and customer loyalty ranking that is double the industry average.We have been able to capitalize on that strength while keeping our decision-making and community investment dollars local. As the community gradually reopens and the economy begins to recover, we plan to continue to invest in Los Alamos in the same way we have for so many years.We appreciate the opportunity to serve this community. I wish everyone health and safety as we navigate the rest of 2020.last_img read more

West End offices see strongest Q1 take-up in six years

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Support The Angels: Battle Women’s Cancers

first_img“Full Bloom” by Pat Kochie will be modeled by Allison Pressler.Talk about supporting sisters in battle.To understand how the Eighth Annual Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show & Auction at the Southampton Social Club at 7 PM on May 17 blossomed to life, flashback 16 years when foundation president Stacy Quarty was a new mother breast feeding in the sunroom of her Southampton home alongside her best friend and brand-new mom, Lucia Terzi Bagan.“That’s when Lucia first discovered a lump in her left breast,” said Quarty, a mother of two girls. “We both thought it was probably just a cyst. It turned out not to be a cyst. It was a malignant Stage 4 tumor, and from that day on, Lucia waged a brave fight for her life.”The dark irony is that her breast cancer and the great organization named for her began as Lucia fed a mother’s milk of life into the mouth of a brand-new baby girl.“What I soon learned was that [the rates of] women’s cancers on the East End of Long Island are much higher than the national average,” said Quarty. “I believe it has everything to do with the pesticides used on crops, and for ticks and mosquitoes, seeping through the soil and into the water table here on the East End of this island where we live and raise our children.”So deeply scary is the local tap water to Stacy Quarty that her family drinks only bottled water. “I even cook with bottled water,” she says.Quarty stood by her BFF Lucia through her full-scale war on her breast cancer. But, alas, two-and-a-half years after discovering that lump, Lucia Terzi Bagan raged her last in her battle against the dying of the light and went not very gentle into that good night.But Stacy Quarty has made sure that Lucia’s good night was not a goodbye. It was the beginning of Lucia’s Angels, which has a mission statement as clear as a battle hymn: “Lucia’s Angels is a foundation committed to helping women and families on Eastern Long Island with late-stage women’s cancers including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and uterine cancer.”And listen up, guys: This war effort is obviously not just about women. This war is for the mothers who gave us life. It’s about our grandmas, our aunts, our sisters, teachers, friends, neighbors, girlfriends, wives, and our precious daughters and granddaughters. This fight against this insidious disease that touches us all somewhere between the womb and tomb cuts across gender, political, racial, and ethnic, age, and socio-economic lines.“Lucia’s Angels started as just a breast cancer organization,” said Quarty. “It was created in loving memory of Lucia, who gave so much of herself, her time, her concern to others. She had a big heart and we wanted her heart to keep on beating. So, we’ve expanded the scope of the foundation to all women’s cancers because they are all so pervasive in this East End community and are part of the same endless fight. People just need medical, emotional, and sometimes financial or physical support.”Quarty is the president of Lucia’s Angels but says she could not make it the success it has become without the tireless work of Vice President Susan Barry Roden.“This foundation works in coordination with our sister organization, the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital,” says Quarty. “We want to bring awareness and political pressure about the causes of and research into women’s cancers. But we also want to help people from Riverhead to Montauk with practical day-to-day issues that the medically uninsured face, issues that those with coverage encounter, crucial things the insurance companies do not cover. Things like gasoline gift cards, grocery gift cards, heating bills. Chemotherapy destroys teeth but you have no idea how big an issue dental work is with cancer patients whose insurance does not cover dental. So, Lucia’s Angels helps women with dental issues.”Lucia’s Angels also helps cancer patients with housecleaning, rent, eyeglasses, babysitting, heating bills, health insurance premiums, automobile repair, ambulatory trips, therapeutic massage, transportation, salon services, and all-important wigs.Imagine a woman’s self-esteem if she can’t afford a dentist or a quality wig after losing her hair and teeth in the hand-to-hand battle against the monster attacking her womanhood from within.That’s when you need a guardian angel; that’s when you need Lucia’s Angels.“This all costs money,” says Quarty. “So, we rely on fundraisers, like the Reconstructive Bra Fashion Show and Auction, which offers a great fashion show, a live bra auction, an open bar, and high-end appetizers, and where your donation goes to help women waging the good fight against cancer. Tickets can be purchased online at www.luciasangels.org for $55 or $65 at the door.”Where else in the Hamptons are you getting a night like that for that price? Knowing it’s going to arm the foot soldiers on the front line in the war against women’s cancers?I don’t know anyone whose family or circle of friends has not been touched by the long monstrous finger of women’s cancer. A night out of fun and laughs and drinks and nosh in this wonderful thing called life jabs a defiant finger back in the monster’s unforgiving eye.So, come out and get on the side of the angels by supporting the good fight against women’s cancers on the East End with Lucia’s Angels.Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to: Lucia’s Angels, 10 Oak Street, Southampton, NY 11968General information: info@luciasangels.org. Phone: 631-204-9331. Sharelast_img read more

Maersk Line Starts 1st Direct Thailand-Australia Service

first_imgDanish carrier Maersk Line said it will add a call at the port of Laem Chabang in Thailand on its Boomerang service starting from October 2015, offering Thai exporters and importers the first and only direct service between Thailand and Australia.The weekly service will connect Thailand to main ports in Australia: Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The new direct link means the containers remain on the Boomerang service vessels, eliminating the need for transshipment of the cargo elsewhere in South-east Asia.“We are seeing good growth in the trade between Thailand and Australia, and we will further promote this by offering a direct service, which will provide exporters and importers with superior transit time and higher reliability,” says Bo Wegener, Managing Director at Maersk Line in Thailand.Exports from Thailand to Australia largely comprise consumer goods, including electronics and auto parts. Imports are primarily grains, hay, metal and paper.“We have been operating in Thailand for more than 60 years, and will continue to expand our services in this important market. The investment in the direct call of the Boomerang service is another example of Maersk Line’s commitment to facilitate the growth of Thai exports and imports,” adds Wegener.The weekly service covers the ports of Brisbane – Sydney – Melbourne – Fremantle –Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Fremantle– Adelaide – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Yokohama – Osaka – Busan – Qingdao –Shanghai – Ningbo – Brisbane.The first sailing of the direct service is slated to be kick started by Maersk Virginia, which is scheduled to depart from Laem Chabang port on 4 October 2015.last_img read more

Dockwise accepts Boskalis takeover bid

first_imgThe cash offer by Boskalis of EUR18.50 (USD24.94) per share cum dividend for all issued and outstanding common shares in Dockwise has been accepted by 92.93 percent of Dockwise shareholders.? Dockwise explained that it recognises the strategic merit of the combination of the two entities. The merger fits with the strategy of Dockwise to expand in the offshore transport, installations and logistics management market. Boskalis noted the takeover will strengthen its position in the offshore energy market.? André Goedée current CEO of Dockwise, has agreed to join the board of the Royal Boskalis Westminster in order to smooth the transition of the two firms into one. Furthermore, Adri Baan, chairman of the board, Dockwise, will join the supervisory board of Boskalis following the completion of the takeover.? In other news, Dockwise has published its financial highlights for financial year (FY) 2012. Revenues at the shipping line grew 35.3 percent year-on-year to USD539.4 million when compared to FY 2011.? ?Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation climbed 29.2 percent year-on-year to USD174.2 million. For FY 2012 Dockwise recorded a net profit of USD21.1 million – for FY2011 its net loss was USD33 million.?    www.dockwise.com www.boskalis.comlast_img read more

NWSA cranes arrive in Tacoma

first_imgThe vessel arrived in Tacoma late Friday afternoon and has been anchored in Commencement Bay over the weekend.The cranes will be installed at Husky Terminal, at the northwest end of the Blair Waterway, which is undergoing a USD250 million renovation.According to the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), upgrades include strengthening and realigning a berth as well as adding eight super-post-Panamax cranes capable of serving two 18,000 teu container ships at the same time.The new cranes will have an outreach of 24 containers and a lift height of 165 ft (50.2 m) above the pier deck. The other four cranes will arrive in 2019.A video of the project can be seen here. www.nwseaportalliance.com www.portoftacoma.comwww.huskyterminal.comlast_img read more

Advisers on compromise agreements ‘manipulated’

first_img For those who know their employment law cases, I am well aware of the Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal case of McWilliam v Glasgow City Council [2011] IRLR 568, which confirms that the limits of an adviser’s duties are to advise on the terms and effect of the agreement. I do not agree that the decision is a helpful one since our duty as solicitors is always to look to the wider and best interest of our clients and not let them sign away their rights irrespective of the deal being put to them by an employer. In my own practice, our advice to employers has always been to avoid providing lists of ‘recommended firms’ to employees, but if necessary that the list needed to be a long one so as to ensure that there could be no suggestion that the firms were in any way on ‘friendly’ terms with the employer. As it is, employees have always looked askance at these lists and often sought advice from someone not on the list. I am sure most solicitors believe they are acting independently. However, a solicitor should not be putting themselves in a position where they could be accused of not being independent, because to advise their client to sue may lead to a steady and potentially lucrative flow of work being cut off. At the risk of sounding old-fashioned, it is worth reminding ourselves that it is a requirement of the code of conduct that solicitors must not allow their integrity to be compromised and must act in the best interests of the client. The practices above seem to fly in the face of this enshrined principle. As an employment lawyer, I am used to advising on compromise agreements, no more so than in recent years. While there have always been attempts by employers to seek to influence the choice of an employee’s legal adviser, I have recently seen a number of worrying trends emerging where employers are clearly trying to manipulate who gives advice to employees about these agreements. Pernicious practices include: Section 203 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 requires an adviser to be independent to provide legal advice to the employee in relation to the compromise agreement. Looking at these practices something just doesn’t look right. Two investment banks making redundancies providing a ‘pre-approved’ list of law firms and informing employees that the contribution to legal fees would only be paid if one of the ‘pre-approved’ firms was used. In one case a memo to employees was sent out informing them that they should not instruct their solicitors to seek amendments to the standard form compromise agreement. An employer who brought in two solicitors to its offices to advise employees in relation to their agreements by setting up short sequential appointments for the employees to be advised. No choice of legal advisers was provided and the employees were told that the deal was the best they could achieve in the circumstances. A further education college which sent all the employees due to be made redundant to one law firm. A client subsequently came to see us who said she felt she had been pressured by her independent solicitor to sign away her rights to bring a claim for an injury caused by an accident at work. The solicitor had insisted that all claims had to be compromised even though the correct advice was clearly that the personal injury should be excluded from the claims being settled.center_img Nicholas Lakeland is head of the employment and pensions team at Silverman Sherlikerlast_img read more