Drop Dead Perfect Will Play Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Drop Dead Perfect Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 11, 2015 View Comments Look who’s back in a dress! Erasmus Fenn’s Drop Dead Perfect, a new comedy that satirizes movie melodramas, will play off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clements July 15 through August 10. Directed by Joe Brancato, the production will star stage vet Everett Quinton, alongside Jason Cruz, Jason Edward Cook and Michael Keyloun. Opening night is set for July 20.Quinton recently directed the off-Broadway revival of The Mystery of Irma Vep, the original production of which Quinton starred in in 1984. His stage credits include Macbeth, Sabrina La Caprichiosa, Travesties and his one-person show, Bitch Slapped By God. Cruz has appeared on stage in The Tempest and Jesus Hopped the “A” Train and on screen in Here You Go, which he also co-wrote and produced. Cook’s theater credits include Grinch, With Glee and Big River. Keyloun recently starred in Around the World in 80 Days.Drop Dead Perfect follows Idris Seabright (Quinton), a wealthy, eccentric mistress of a Key West cottage. When her beloved ward Vivien decides to abandon the Florida Keys to pursue art in Greenwich Village and Idris’ lawyer becomes alarmingly interested in her investments, Idris’ life begins its outrageous downward spiral. After she receives a visit from a mysterious stranger who bears an undeniable resemblance to her long-lost love, her life erupts into over-the-top comic mayhem.last_img read more

Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina strengthen cooperation on security issues

first_imgIn an effort to strengthen cooperation in the fight against transnational crime, Perúvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano recently conducted official visits with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina. In his meeting with Cateriano, Rossi offered Argentina’s cooperation with Peruvian authorities in the area of technological upgrades to radar installations, naval units and submarines. In turn, Cateriano invited Rossi to visit SIMA’s facilities and to witness the launch of Perú’s Navy new sail training vessel “La Unión” on December 22. Cateriano met with Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernández and Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi on September 25 and 26, respectively. During his visits, he emphasized the importance of their participation in the XI Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, which Perú hosted from October 12-14. The three countries have close bonds and share many of the same security concerns, such as the need to combat international drug trafficking groups. Collaboration on issues of security between the three countries is framed within official agreements, such as the Cooperation Agreement in the Area of Defense, which was signed by Perú and Uruguay in 2011, and ratified in May of 2013. Thanks to this document, Peruvian-Uruguayan bilateral cooperation in military areas includes the exchange of information in dealing with natural disasters. The two countries also agreed to share resources in the removal of antipersonnel mines, and to engage in student exchanges in military academies. Perú’s cooperative efforts with Argentina and Uruguay has a bright future. “With Uruguay and Argentina there is a very rich agenda to develop. These are sister countries that have extensive experience in defense matters that we would like to benefit from through exchanges of cooperation,” said Librado Orozco, Director General of International Relations of the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. Military officials from the three countries view these cooperative efforts as successes and seek additional opportunities to collaborate on security issues. Industrial and military cooperation The three countries have close bonds and share many of the same security concerns, such as the need to combat international drug trafficking groups. In turn, Fernández stated that Uruguay has been developing simulation software for flights, naval operations, and artillery. The Uruguayan defense minister also stressed the importance of coordinating joint operations in the case of radiation and bacteriological disasters, by implementing an emergency system with shared reserves to combat such accidents. Collaboration on issues of security between the three countries is framed within official agreements, such as the Cooperation Agreement in the Area of Defense, which was signed by Perú and Uruguay in 2011, and ratified in May of 2013. Thanks to this document, Peruvian-Uruguayan bilateral cooperation in military areas includes the exchange of information in dealing with natural disasters. The two countries also agreed to share resources in the removal of antipersonnel mines, and to engage in student exchanges in military academies. Currently, Peruvian Armed Forces personnel are taking part in eight peacekeeping operations throughout the world. “There is nothing today that keeps us at a distance from these two countries, on the contrary, there is a lot of closeness at all levels, relations have been harmonious and the respective governments have done much to bring this about. That’s why the high level of cooperation in defense comes naturally and is not surprising,” security analyst Ernesto Velit said. Currently, Peruvian Armed Forces personnel are taking part in eight peacekeeping operations throughout the world. “There is nothing today that keeps us at a distance from these two countries, on the contrary, there is a lot of closeness at all levels, relations have been harmonious and the respective governments have done much to bring this about. That’s why the high level of cooperation in defense comes naturally and is not surprising,” security analyst Ernesto Velit said. Perú’s cooperative efforts with Argentina and Uruguay has a bright future. Cateriano met with Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernández and Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi on September 25 and 26, respectively. During his visits, he emphasized the importance of their participation in the XI Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, which Perú hosted from October 12-14. Similarly, Perú and Argentina have agreed to the Draft Framework Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Defense. This agreement allows for the exchange of students and instructors for training purposes, joint instruction in the best and safest ways to remove land mines, and cooperative exercises in how to respond to natural disasters. Their military forces also collaborate in the areas of scientific research and Antarctic navigation. Industrial and military cooperation Similarly, Perú and Argentina have agreed to the Draft Framework Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Defense. This agreement allows for the exchange of students and instructors for training purposes, joint instruction in the best and safest ways to remove land mines, and cooperative exercises in how to respond to natural disasters. Their military forces also collaborate in the areas of scientific research and Antarctic navigation. “With Uruguay and Argentina there is a very rich agenda to develop. These are sister countries that have extensive experience in defense matters that we would like to benefit from through exchanges of cooperation,” said Librado Orozco, Director General of International Relations of the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. Cateriano briefed Fernández on the Peruvian naval industry’s development of multipurpose vessels, river platforms for civilian assistance, tugboats, ocean patrol vessels and tuna fishing vessels in SIMA’s naval shipyards. In addition, he highlighted Perú’s construction, in partnership with South Korea, of the KT-1 training aircraft, used for enforcing no-fly zones. In an effort to strengthen cooperation in the fight against transnational crime, Perúvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano recently conducted official visits with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina. By Dialogo October 30, 2014 Cooperation between the three countries extends beyond peacekeeping missions: Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina are also working together on matters involving each country’s military industry. And the defense ministers discussed potential avenues of further collaboration during their meetings. Cateriano briefed Fernández on the Peruvian naval industry’s development of multipurpose vessels, river platforms for civilian assistance, tugboats, ocean patrol vessels and tuna fishing vessels in SIMA’s naval shipyards. In addition, he highlighted Perú’s construction, in partnership with South Korea, of the KT-1 training aircraft, used for enforcing no-fly zones. Cooperation between the three countries extends beyond peacekeeping missions: Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina are also working together on matters involving each country’s military industry. And the defense ministers discussed potential avenues of further collaboration during their meetings. Military officials from the three countries view these cooperative efforts as successes and seek additional opportunities to collaborate on security issues. In turn, Fernández stated that Uruguay has been developing simulation software for flights, naval operations, and artillery. The Uruguayan defense minister also stressed the importance of coordinating joint operations in the case of radiation and bacteriological disasters, by implementing an emergency system with shared reserves to combat such accidents. In his meeting with Cateriano, Rossi offered Argentina’s cooperation with Peruvian authorities in the area of technological upgrades to radar installations, naval units and submarines. In turn, Cateriano invited Rossi to visit SIMA’s facilities and to witness the launch of Perú’s Navy new sail training vessel “La Unión” on December 22. last_img read more

MSOC : SU struggles to adjust to slick field conditions in loss to Bearcats

first_img Comments As the final minutes of the first half wound down, Nick Roydhouse was in a foot race down the sideline with Binghamton’s Luke Halberg. Trying to knock the ball away from his opponent, Syracuse midfielder Roydhouse stuck his leg out, but his foot slid across the muddy field. His body followed his leg to the ground, and Halberg won the race and kicked the ball back upfield.Syracuse’s grip on the field was as unstable as its control of the game. While the Bearcats adjusted to the sloppy conditions, the Orange couldn’t find its footing on the ‘greasy’ field.‘To be honest, we both played on the same pitch. It’s not like we can really use it as an excuse,’ Roydhouse said. ‘We just didn’t adapt to the conditions fast enough and we paid for it.’Still, Roydhouse said he can’t blame the poor conditions for Syracuse’s 2-1 loss to the Bearcats on Tuesday. He couldn’t deny, though, that the Orange was simply outplayed by the Bearcats on both ends of the field. While Binghamton adjusted to the wet conditions — playing a scrappy style of play and outhustling Syracuse to nearly every loose ball — SU’s game was as messy as the field itself.All the players wore studs on their cleats, but they didn’t always help.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It was quick for us. But we warmed up on it,’ defender Chris Makowski said. ‘We should’ve adjusted. It’s unfortunate. It got wet and slippery, and then it becomes a ‘who wants it more’ match. It’s just really sloppy.’In the 18th minute, midfielder Nick Perea slipped near midfield in a scramble for the ball. Binghamton gained control, and forward Lars Muller slid right to the ground in an attempt of his own just a few feet away. At those times, the surface resembled ice rather than grass, and the Syracuse players slipped all over.Orange head coach Ian McIntyre said it’s that type of surface, though, that is the best for scorers. The ball’s quick. It moves faster than it does in dry conditions. But it comes at the price of having a difficult time handling it.And that’s true on both offense and defense.‘As a player, you love conditions like tonight,’ McIntyre said. ‘It’s a little bit greasy, and it makes the ball move. But it makes it more difficult to handle. Tonight, I felt our use of the ball was a little sloppy. … It’s tough for defenders to deal with because the ball is a little bit slick and little bit greasy.’But it was still an even playing field. Binghamton made the necessary adjustments to its game plan. The Bearcats never really even let the Orange set up a decent scoring opportunity.There were several times when Syracuse lost possession simply because it couldn’t get enough traction to keep the ball from going out of bounds. With eight minutes remaining in the first half, defender Ryan Tessler made an attempt to contain possession, but his feet went right out from under him.Things didn’t get much better for the rest of the game.None of the players chose to place the blame on the wet conditions. Instead, they said, it was much more a factor of simply not being at the level the Bearcats were playing at.‘We need to be ready. The pitch is exactly the same for both teams,’ forward Dan Summers said. ‘This is a really nice surface. We didn’t come out sharp enough today. Usually, we start games really well, and tonight we didn’t start quick enough.’Even McIntyre said several times that it looked like his team wasn’t as prepared as the Bearcats. With 10 minutes remaining in the game, the head coach walked to the bench, rubbing his forehead in frustration at what he was watching.When it was over, McIntyre took everything into consideration — wet field and all — and made a succinct summary of the night.‘Credit to Binghamton,’ McIntyre said. ‘We were outfought for large parts of the game and possibly outcoached.‘And today was a bad day.’[email protected] Published on September 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

“I don’t think the other day will help Mbappé leave”

first_imgOn decision-making policy, Tuchel once again downplayed it: “If I wanted to be a politician, I would have to work in politics. I dedicate myself to football and I don’t want to have a head on political issues. I know that when I start Sarabia, Cavani and Icardi are not happy. I make sports decisions and the costumes understand. SIt is hard to accept it for some players, if I start to make political alignments, I will end up losing. Everyone puts pressure on me, but if I agreed to it, I wouldn’t start Kouassi because he is so young. “This last rifirrafe between Tuchel and Mbappé feeds the hopes of Real Madrid, whose desire is to sign the French star. It is the great objective of Florentino Pérez and the dream of Zidane. The player, who ends the contract with the PSG in 2022, is walking the way the white club wants. At the moment it has not renewed … In addition, despite being aware that it is on the Real Madrid agenda, it does not hide publicly. Hours after starring in the encounter with his coach, he gave several likes on Instagram to publications of Real Madrid players celebrating the triumph against Atlético … Thomas Tuchel appeared at a press conference prior to the meeting that will face Nantes and PSG tomorrow. As expected, the coach was asked about his relationship with Mbappé, and more after the dispute they both had when the striker was substituted against Montpellier. However, the German downplayed the matter.“I am sad because we are in a great moment, we won 5-0 last Saturday and the press did not talk about the game. I love the game, the show, but we don’t talk about the game we did on Saturday. There is nothing personal between Mbappé and me, I know he doesn’t want to be replaced, it’s normal, but I also want to give minutes to those on the bench. I don’t think Saturday will help Mbappé to leave the club. He is our player and has a contract, “said a Tuchel who added later:”I’m sure the costumes understand my decisions. The match was over, we won 5-0. Fear? I am not afraid of my decisions. I decided that Paredes had to come in “last_img read more

Australia drops Philippines to battle for 3rd vs China

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kai Sotto, AJ Edu and the rest of the Batang Gilas, according to various Fiba reports, are the future of Philippine basketball.The road to that future took a minor bump Friday night when Australia took the fight out of the Philippines in the second period to forge a title showdown against New Zealand, which edged China, 87-82 in the other semifinal bracket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Australia scored the first eight points in the second period after a tight opening quarter before Callum Dalton nailed a couple of triples and Kody Stattman joined in the scoring fray to produce a strong finishing kick to the first half and build a 44-20 cushion.The Philippines and China will duel for the bronze medal on Saturday, before the Australia-New Zealand showdown. Batang Gilas drubbed the Chinese, 73-63, in the group stage. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Kai Sotto vs Australian defenders. Photo from fiba.basketballIt was a lofty goal for Batang Gilas to begin with.But even in crashing out of its title bid in the Fiba Asia U18 tournament in Thailand after a 77-43 drubbing at the hands of powerhouse Australia, the Philippines can still embrace the optimism spurred by a team that has surprised pundits.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “We will still do our best to get to the podium and make our country proud,” Ildefonso, the team skipper, told the Inquirer.Batang Gilas, led by Sotto and Edu, lost for the first time in the tournament, ending their title hopes.“If you notice, both finalists are the new countries in the Asian zone,” said current Gilas Pilipinas assistant Jong Uichico. “They are really a cut above the rest in the tournament. So reaching the semifinals and making it to the World Cup is a huge achievement for Batang Gilas.”Australia and New Zealand used to compete in the Oceania zone before a Fiba restructure put both countries in Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lions log OT win MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

Fully liberalised telecommunication sector by first quarter 2018

first_imgBudget 2018 debate– Minister HughesPublic Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes said the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector would be realised by the first quarter of 2018 while adding that the Government is seeking to introduce a number of legislations to advance the ICT sector.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes during her presentationIn her 2018 Budget debate presentation, Minister Hughes said negotiations for the liberalisation of the sector are currently ongoing with ATT and GTT, adding that they are yet to sign the agreement. She said her Ministry is in the process of establishing a telecommunications agency in keeping with the Telecommunications Act of 2016. Liberalisation of the sector would see an end to uneven competition and ensure fair and even regulation of all businesses in the sector.“We are moving ahead with the creation of our telecommunications agency which comes under the Ministry and this is a part of our liberalisation process. Already for that agency we have created the structure and a range of deliverables and we are down to start before the end of the first quarter and as I have said before we have not signed off on our liberalisation agreement between ATT and GTT but we are making good progress,” she informed.In addition, the parliamentarian said her Ministry is working on the development of a National ICT strategy, which is now in its consultation phase. She added that new legislation is important to the ICT sector to ensure the protection of intellectual property.“New legislation is very important to this sector. Intellectual property protection, we want to ensure that Guyana is able to put itself where it can provide security to any off shore or local provider who wants to know that their intellectual knowledge is protected… Other legislation we are working on in 2018 includes the ecommerce and e-transaction legislation and the cybersecurity legislation,” the Minister added.Minister Hughes said that although 2017 have proven to be a hectic year, the Government is far from being tired, adding that they are focused on delivering their mandate. She added that the Public Telecommunications Ministry is moving forward having already achieved almost all of their benchmarks for 2017.She noted that her Ministry has been leading the way in establishing a number of ICT hubs across the country, including the hinterland regions.Minister Hughes highlighted that her agency has been instrumental in establishing several ICT hubs in the hinterland regions, while accusing the Opposition of peddling “fake news” when they claim that the hinterland gap is not catered for.“It is important to note that contrary to the fake news disseminated by my misinformed honourable colleague MP Pauline Sukhai at a recent press conference – places like Masakanari have never had Internet connectivity before …never… so this is not some recycled failed PPP project,” Hughes stated.“That the honourable member (Gillian) Burton would come to the House and dare to criticise the pace of ICT development to the hinterland is a travesty. Mr Speaker, today we pay a premium price to connect these regions… that is our commitment. The PPP’s commitment was to build a fibre instead our Indigenous residents and all of us saw over $1B go down the drain. Nothing but damaged cable to show. Where did those billion dollars go?” she questioned.This year’s budget provides $50 million for improved solar solutions for the ICT hubs in hinterland areas, $15 million to procure more fibre optic cable, $16 million for more internet access points and $20 million for power redundancy at the data centre.last_img read more

Europe’s heavyweights dominate final UEFA list to be crowned best in Europe

first_imgA 10-man shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award has been announced and there aren’t any surprises.In fact the only shock came in the initial polling when Wigan’s Will Grigg was joint 25th with Diego Godin, Hugo Lloris and Paul Pogba before the list was whittled down. This means he was ranked higher than Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne.The award is given to the player, regardless of nationality, playing his club football in Europe. They are judged on their performances over the course of the season in all competitions at both domestic and international level, with Lionel Messi winning the 2015 edition. 11 11 7. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich and Germany) 11 11 11 9. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal) 2. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus and Italy) 11 11 11 5. Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina) 3. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France) 1. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid and Wales) – click the arrow above, right, to see the final shortlist for the Best Player in Europe award 8. Pepe (Real Madrid and Portugal) 6. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich and Germany) 11 11 11 10. Luis Suarez (Barcelona and Uruguay) 4. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid and Germany) The final shortlist is deduced when journalists from each of UEFA’s 55 member associations provide a list of their five top players, with the first receiving five points, the second four and so on. The 10 with the most points advance to the second vote, with the three finalists set to be named on 5 August.The winner is announced during the Champions League group stage draw on 25 August.last_img read more