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first_img Love Letters Alan Alda and Candice Bergen begin their limited run in the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on November 9, taking over from Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett. Directed by Gregory Mosher, the pair will appear at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through December 5. They will be followed by casts of stars in strictly limited engagements that include Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen. 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? The production has also previously starred Mia Farrow. Keach and Rigg will play December 6 through January 9, 2015. Huston and Sheen will then play January 10 through February 15. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgJoe Greene’s No. 75 now belongs to the ages Mean Joe Greene, the greatest Steeler of all time became the second player to have his number (75) retired. Greene led the Steelers to four Super Bowl championships and numerous division titles during the ’70s. Art Rooney to the left presents him with the jersey. Dan Rooney standing off to the right. (Courier Photos by Thomas Sabol)Call Him `Serene Joe’ Greene THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL— (Photo by Thomas Sabol),The Pittsburgh Steelers retired the Hall of Fame defensive lineman’s number on Sunday night, a fitting honor for the player chairman Dan Rooney called “the anchor” of the franchise’s four Super Bowl wins during the 1970s.Greene joins Hall of Fame lineman Ernie Stautner as the only players in team history to have their number retired. Stautner toiled in relative anonymity for a series of middling teams in 1950-63. Greene ushered in a renaissance.Taken with the fourth overall pick of the 1969 Draft by coach Chuck Noll, the intense Greene helped usher in the first dynasty of the Super Bowl era. The Steelers won four titles in a six-year span from 1974-79 with Greene setting the tone for the “Steel Curtain Defense.”AP Photo/NFL PhotosGreene downplayed his “Mean Joe” nickname, pointing out “whatever action I took on the field was just protection.”Few in NFL history did it better than Greene, a five-time Pro Bowler who later served as a defensive line coach for three teams and spent nine years in the personnel department before retiring in 2013.“My teammates probably guessed when I was going to get cracked up because they know that I am an emotional guy,” Greene said. “This is truly, truly overwhelming.”center_img The Pittsburgh Steelers retired the Hall of Fame defensive lineman’s number on Sunday night, a fitting honor for the player chairman Dan Rooney called “the anchor” of the franchise’s four Super Bowl wins during the 1970s.Greene joins Hall of Fame lineman Ernie Stautner as the only players in team history to have their number retired. Stautner toiled in relative anonymity for a series of middling teams in 1950-63. Greene ushered in a renaissance.Taken with the fourth overall pick of the 1969 Draft by coach Chuck Noll, the intense Greene helped usher in the first dynasty of the Super Bowl era. The Steelers won four titles in a six-year span from 1974-79 with Greene setting the tone for the “Steel Curtain Defense.”AP Photo/NFL PhotosGreene downplayed his “Mean Joe” nickname, pointing out “whatever action I took on the field was just protection.”Few in NFL history did it better than Greene, a five-time Pro Bowler who later served as a defensive line coach for three teams and spent nine years in the personnel department before retiring in 2013.“My teammates probably guessed when I was going to get cracked up because they know that I am an emotional guy,” Greene said. “This is truly, truly overwhelming.”last_img

first_imgIt was one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it announcements: LinkedIn got an unexpected boost in the middle of Apple’s two-hour keynote presentation this morning at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).(See also Apple’s WWDC 2013 Keynote: iOS7, iTunes Radio & New MacBook Airs.)In the next version of the Mac OS X operating system, dubbed Mavericks, users of Apple’s Safari browser will be able to see links shared by their LinkedIn connections, as well as the accounts they follow on Twitter.The utility seems marginal: After all, if you’re using the Safari Web browser, LinkedIn and Twitter’s websites—and a stream of links shared by your connections there—are just one click away.And there’s no reason to believe Safari’s new Shared Links feature will threaten other news-reading tools. Safari’s Reading List tool for saving articles doesn’t seem to have slowed down popular article-saving apps like Pocket or Instapaper.(See also Apple Announces Mac OS X “Mavericks.”)Read All About ItBut the move may be more important in the validation Apple is giving LinkedIn as a media-distribution service.The professional network is already a player in the news-reading game, thanks to the LinkedIn Today feature on its website and its recent acquisition of Pulse, a mobile news-reading app. But LinkedIn is still trying to get users to think of it as a place to read and share professional content, not just to update their resumes.It’s also interesting to see LinkedIn integrated into an operating system at this level—the kind of deal that’s been mostly the domain of Twitter and Facebook to date.(We asked LinkedIn for a statement about the integration, but we stopped reading when we saw that it began with the hackneyed phrase “We are excited …”) A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification owen thomas Tags:#LinkedIn#news apps#news readers#Safari#Web browsers center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea announce record profits and revenueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have announced record profits in their latest financial reports.The Blues’ return to the Champions League in 2017-18 contributed to the turnover growing by 22.7 per cent to £443.4million in the financial results for the year ending June 30, 2018.And a record-high profit of £62m was achieved, after a profit on player sales of £113m and an increase in broadcast revenues of £162.4m as a result of Chelsea’s return to Europe’s elite club competition.The accounts do not include the severance pay for Antonio Conte or his coaching staff. Conte was sacked in July after the Blues’ fifth-placed finish and failure to qualify for the Champions League this season.Chelsea reported a £32m increase in commercial revenues following several partnership deals, including the kit deal with Nike worth a reported £60m a year.And the club says there was a £8.4m increase in matchday revenues, despite ticket prices being frozen at 2011-12 levels. last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Deschamps confirms Man Utd star Pogba will miss Liverpool clashby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrance boss Didier Deschamps has admitted that Paul Pogba will miss the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers for his side.Deschamps was hoping that Pogba would be involved in the upcoming national team games.But it appears the midfielder has suffered a recurrence of an ankle injury that has troubled him all season.Pogba is likely to miss game time for his club Manchester United as well.”It’s a new worry with his ankle,” Les Bleus coach Deschamps told reporters.”He played in the [Carabao] Cup, he played again on Monday against Arsenal. He again has a problem that’s going to keep him out of action for three weeks.”I’d prefer he was there like all the available players but unfortunately he isn’t in a physical state to be present.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle winger Saint-Maximin: We must build on Man Utd victoryby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin says they must build on victory over Manchester United.Saint-Maximin was impressive for the 1-0 win.He told nufc.co.uk: “It’s a great reaction after last week.“Everybody was very disappointed after losing against Leicester but we talked about it and said that this cannot happen again.“We are a good team with good players and we have to keep going and working hard. You always want to improve and play a great game against the great teams. We showed a lot of good things against Man United.“It’s a good time to win before the international break because everybody can now enjoy it a little bit before we play against Chelsea. We must make sure we keep going because we need to have good concentration and togetherness as a team to make sure we are ready for the next game.” last_img read more

first_imgThe David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s TigerTime campaign has launched its 2014 Stars & Stripes celebrity art auction to raise awareness and funds for tiger conservation in India, Thailand and Russia.2014 Stars & Stripes celebrity art auctionSporting stars taking part include World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes, ex-England cricketer David Gower, Jody Craddock and Sir Stirling Moss, while actors Peter Egan, Ayden Callaghan and Sarah Jane Honeywell will exhibit their work alongside legend of rock Frances Rossi and everyone’s favourite comedian, Ronnie Corbett. There’s also work from wildlife artist David Shepherd, designers Elizabeth Emanuel, Emre Erturk and Naomi Cleaver, garden expert Alan Titchmarsh, best-selling novelist Jane Fallon and glamour girl favourite Lucy Pinder.“They may seem like a very diverse group but they share one passion and that’s to see the tiger remain wild and free,” says TigerTime campaign manager, Vicky Flynn. “By giving their precious time to support this event each and every one is helping us fund vital conservation projects to help save the tiger. And, with numbers in the wild dwindling to fewer than 3,200 this push to raise awareness and funds is as vital as ever.”You can view the full auction catalogue online here.Bids can be made at the Mall Galleries in London from 3-7 June or by email from now until midnight on 8 June [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY – Royal Dutch Shell’s name is being removed from a tiny 65-year-old employee credit union as its visibility in the Alberta oil and gas industry continues to shrink in the wake of the sale of most of its oilsands assets last year.The rebranding of the Shell Employees’ Credit Union as Spark the Energy Credit Union (a name chosen in part because the initials stay the same) was celebrated Thursday at its only branch on the main floor of Shell Canada’s downtown Calgary headquarters.It follows a vote in June in which individual members who own the credit union voted 96 per cent in favour of moving to a brand that would allow growth by being more inclusive of a broader Alberta energy worker market.Credit union president and chairman Adam Battistessa, who is also the government relations manager for Shell in Calgary, says the name change is directly linked to the oilsands sale because that event resulted in thousands of Shell employee members switching to work for the buyer, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.In the $12.7-billion deal with Canadian Natural and Marathon Oil in 2017, Shell sold all but 10 per cent of its interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project mine in northern Alberta but retained ownership of its Edmonton-area Scotford refinery and chemicals plants.Earlier this month, it announced with its partners final approval to build the $40-billion LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export terminal at Kitimat, B.C.last_img read more

first_imgAs a result of the gun being fired, a woman inside the home received a non-life-threatening injury to her arm.Investigators believe this was a targeted incident and that there is no danger to the public. The residents of the home are known to police.Sgt. Tyreman added that no further information will be released at this time in order to protect the integrity of the police investigation.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – One woman was injured during a home invasion that occurred on the city’s east side over the weekend.Sergeant Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP said that sometime during the early morning hours of Saturday, September 29th, three armed individuals forced their way into a home in the 8600-block of 76th Street.Once inside, one of the residents was involved in a struggle with one of the gunmen, which resulted in several shots being fired.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai/New Delhi: In more trouble for cash-strapped Jet Airways, an umbrella body of its domestic pilots Tuesday threatened to stop flying from April 1 if their dues are not paid by March-end even as aviation regulator DGCA said only 41 aircraft of the airline were in operation. As situation at the beleaguered airline deteriorated, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directed senior officials of his ministry to continuously monitor developments relating to the crisis. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details In a related development, the Jet Airways’ Aircraft Maintenance Engineers’ Union wrote to the DGCA on Tuesday morning saying they were not paid salaries for last three months and that their “adverse psychological” condition has put flight safety at risk. However, they issued a clarification hours later saying Jet Airways aircraft are safe to fly and are being maintained at highest levels of safety standards. Terming the situation at the airline “dynamic”, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said only 41 aircraft of the Jet Airways were currently available for operation and there may be “further attrition” of flights “in coming weeks”, Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday As per the website of Jet Airways, it has a fleet of 119 aircraft in total. For the past few weeks, passengers have been venting their ire on social media as the airline’s flight cancellations have increased. A senior official of DGCA said the regulator is reviewing the hike in airfare on specific routes across the country and it has advised airlines to increase flights so that the fares remain in check. The DGCA held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the upward spiral in airfares owing to Jet continuing to ground more aircraft while cancelling a significant number of its flights. In a statement, Prabhu’s office said he has also issued direction for safeguarding the public interest and giving “paramount importance” to ensure safety as well as convenience of passengers. In Mumbai, National Aviators Guild, a body representing around 1,000 domestic pilots of the airline, in its annual meeting warned the management of the Jet Airways that they will stop flying from April 1 if their pending salaries are not paid by end of this month. They also demanded implementation of the “resolution plan” to resolve financial issues of the airline. The plan was announced few weeks ago. “If there is no proper clarity on the resolution process and salary payments, by March 31, we will stop flying from April 1,” the guild said in a statement. The pilots and other senior staff of the airline have not been getting their full salaries since December. After the DGCA took stock of the situation at Jet Airways, its spokesperson said the regulator reviewed the performance of the airline on operational, airworthiness and passenger facilitation. “Current availability of aircraft in the fleet for operation is 41 and accordingly scheduled for 603 domestic flights and 382 international flights has been drawn. However, it is a dynamic situation and there may be further attrition in coming weeks,” he said. The spokesperson added that the DGCA has instructed the airline to comply with “the relevant provisions of the applicable CARs (Civil Aviation Requirements) for facilitation of passengers regarding timely communication, compensation, refunds and providing alternate flights wherever applicable”. The DGCA spokesperson said the aviation watchdog is ensuring that all aircraft in the fleet “whether in operation or on ground” are maintained in accordance with Approved Maintenance Programme (AMP). “The operator was also directed to ensure that no pilots/cabin crew/AMEs be rostered on duty who had reported stress of any nature. Additionally, all such staff should be current with all mandatory training requirements. “The DGCA is continuously monitoring overall situation and based on the same, will take appropriate steps by the end of the month, if needed,” the spokesperson added. Jet Airways has a debt of over Rs 8,200 crore and needs to make repayments of up to Rs 1,700 crore by the end of March. On March 8, Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal wrote to Etihad Airways Group CEO Tony Douglas seeking an urgent funding of Rs 750 crore and also warned that any delay in fund infusion might result in its grounding of the carrier. Ethihad Group has stakes in Jet Airways.last_img read more