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_imgSenior citizens (those 60 years old and older) and youngsters (those below 21 years old) here may go out of their houses but only for the following reasons: He said this is one of the reasons why he allowed the elderly and youngsters to go out of their homes during the general modified community quarantine (MGCQ). ILOILO City – The city government conducted a flag-raising ceremony yesterday morning, over roughly three months after the metro was placed under strict community quarantine to avert transmission of coronavirus disease 2019. While the city aims to shift to the “new normal,” Treñas stressed that health protocols should be ensured.  Treñas mentioned his plans to create programs that would cushion the mental impact of quarantine. “Mag-observe sang social distancing, use face mask and alcohol all the time para sigurado man ang health sang tanan naton nga mga pumoluyo,” the mayor said. * if they are going to work Treñas recently issued Executive Order No. 086-B, Series of 2020 reiterating the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on the movement of people under MGCQ. Treñas also said he had not ordered compliance officers to be strict and immediately apprehend people not observing physical distancing or not wearing facemask. “Indi sila pagdakpon, aton guro sa syudad indi kita magdakop, masaway lang kita. We have to be considerate, pila na ka bulan nabukot ang aton tigulang, ang mga vulnerable sector in society but kinahanglan man sila hatagan tyansa,” Treñas said. He assured that transactions at the city hall offices are ongoing and minimum health standards are in place. * to stroll or exercise at the Iloilo Esplanade “Gusto ko makita na sang tanan nga naga-amat-amat na kita balik sa normal,” said Mayor Treñas Jerry during Monday’s activity. * to buy basic necessities According to Treñas, compliance officers won’t apprehend these segments of the population if their reasons for leaving their houses were among those he cited. Mayor Jerry Treñas (center) of Iloilo Iloilo City together with Sangguniang Panlungsod members, city hall departments and employees attend a flag-raising ceremony at the Plaza Libertad grounds on Monday, three months after the metro was placed under community quarantine to avert transmission of coronavirus disease 2019. ARNOLD ALMACEN/CMO The city government has mobilized over 200 compliance officers to ensure that people minimum public health safety standards such as the wearing of facemask, observing physical distancing and frequent handwashing. Sangguniang Panlungsod members, city hall department heads and employees were all present. These measures can curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019, according to the Department of Health./PNlast_img read more

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI (Reuters) – For a franchise used to spending the business end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) wondering what went wrong, the Delhi Capitals have surprised themselves by making the playoff with two matches to spare in a remarkable turnaround.If their long-suffering fans found it difficult to be upbeat about the team at the start of this season, they could hardly be faulted.The underperforming side underwent a major rebranding late last year — becoming the Delhi Capitals with a new jersey, a new logo and a new anthem — after JSW Sport, part of a $13 billion (10 billion pounds) business conglomerate, acquired a 50 percent stake.They appointed Australian Ricky Ponting as the head coach, but still ended the season bottom of the standings, their fourth such finish in 11 seasons. To their fans, who had not seen the side make the playoffs since 2012, all of the changes looked cosmetic as they prepared for another season of underperformance.Ponting, however, knew they just needed to be patient. “Success doesn’t happen overnight,” Ponting said in a team video. “Even last year, we felt we were very close to playing great cricket … but all the big moments popped up.”“This year we’re winning those moments.”That’s largely because of the balance in the side.Delhi retained wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, skipper Sheras Iyer, who was elevated into the role during the middle of last season, and South African speedster Kagiso Rabada while adding opener Shikhar Dhawan — smart investments that paid off. The team effort this year contrasts with the sporadic individual brilliance of last season.“These did not add up to anything,” Ponting said. “We had outstanding individual performances but not much in the middle.“This year (opener) Prithvi (Shaw) played well when we needed him to, Shikhar played well on a number of occasions, Rishabh won two games of his own and Rabada is the leading wicket-taker by a long way.”Delhi have IPL’s youngest skipper in Iyer, who was just 23 when he was appointed, but his relatively youthful side have been guided by Ponting and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who came on board as an advisor earlier this year. Ganguly’s presence has been particularly helpful to fellow left-handers like Pant and Dhawan and the improved performances have brought the fans back to Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.“It helps when you win,” Ganguly said. “It helps when you play well, that’s what brings people back. If you can do that, this would be a big brand.” Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of the JSW Group, which also owns teams in India’s franchise-based soccer and kabaddi leagues, agreed.“The world wants to be with the winners, nobody likes the loser, right?” he said.“After seven years, coming into playoff, it’s a big deal for Delhi Capitals. I’m sure they will go a long way. And I won’t be surprised if they win this championship.”last_img read more

first_img Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This is placeholder text Advertisement Published on August 31, 2016 at 8:05 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Steve Ishmael has become the standard while being one of SU’s only constantscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Steve Ishmael knew he’d have a chance to be a difference-maker as early as his freshman year. He spoke with fellow Syracuse commit, three-star quarterback Alin Edouard, every day. They discussed the possibilities, the untapped potential of the dominant tandem they could be for the SU.Ishmael and Edouard, both Miami natives, visited each other’s houses often. They tossed a football around outside. They fantasized about being the ones to help turn the program around.When Ishmael committed to SU just before signing day in 2014, he mentioned Edouard, four-star wide receiver K.J. Williams and then-offensive coordinator George McDonald as the three people he was most looking forward to teaming up with.Two and a half years later, Ishmael is the only one still at Syracuse. Edouard and Williams didn’t qualify academically and McDonald was fired after the 2014 season. Ishmael has been one of the Orange’s only constants amid constant turnover.“I just want to win games, man,” Ishmael said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has won only seven games in Ishmael’s career. For a player who’s been one of Syracuse’s best, it’s time to change that.As part of an offensive scheme that is friendlier to wide receiver’s statistics than SU’s style last year, Ishmael has a chance to break out. He said he hasn’t set any personal goals for his junior season, but he used to talk in high school about leaving his mark with the Orange.Through two seasons, he’s racked up 985 yards, 66 catches and 10 touchdowns in all 24 games, despite going through six different quarterbacks and now three different offensive coordinators.,“This year, we’re actually taking chances,” Ishmael said. “I feel like head coach (Dino) Babers, he’s not afraid to do anything so I feel like this year there’s going to be a lot more opportunities.”There’s evidence why Ishmael believes in him. In 2015 alone, Babers’ top three receivers at Bowling Green each had more than 950 yards receiving and 70 catches. Babers has successfully used the scheme as a head coach the past four years.When asked about Ishmael, Babers didn’t comment directly about him, as he has done for most questions about specific players during the preseason.Once Ishmael emerged as a top target early in his career, defenses would roll their coverage toward his side of the field. He occasionally had trouble getting open and making plays. And for some plays Ishmael couldn’t make, he didn’t even know why.Babers’ new staff, which includes wide receivers coach Kim McCloud, is stricter when it comes to route-running technique, Ishmael said. He’s forced to improve, otherwise he’ll hear from coaches.The no-huddle offense means more plays and more chances to catch the ball. The formations Syracuse will run with multiple receivers stacked on one side mean more chances to get free.“I’m just trusting (Babers) when he says that,” Ishmael said, “that everything is going to be smooth in the game, that there’s going to be a lot of opportunities.”,North Miami Beach (Florida) High School head coach Jeff Bertani said college recruiters looking at their wide receivers ask him how players compare to Ishmael — he’s the standard. If anyone comes close to his skillset, recruiters know they can count on that player producing at the next level.Ishmael is considered by his former coaches the best receiver to come out of North Miami Beach. Beginning in his junior year, they molded the offense around his abilities on the perimeter.Though not specifically tailored for Ishmael, he now enters an offense that can maximize the flashes he’s already shown.“I think the country will start to see what Syracuse has already known about Steve,” Bertani said, “how good he truly is.”While at North Miami Beach, Ishmael talked about playing the role of Clemson’s Sammy Watkins while Edouard could mimic former Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd. Last year, Ishmael envisioned being then-West Virginia’s Stedman Bailey while his roommate and SU hybrid Ervin Philips would be former Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin.Neither comparison ever came close.“I feel like I’ve matured mentally,” Ishmael said, “in terms of manning up and taking a lot more things into my hands and growing as a player.”,His growth has been a progression.Ishmael has fully adjusted to watching tape on his own, which he wasn’t used to when he got to Syracuse. He’s more accustomed to the Orange’s opponents, something that can come only with experience. He wears No. 8 because he looked up to former Syracuse great Marvin Harrison. He’s 1,743 receiving yards away from Harrison’s school record with two years of eligibility remaining.Now is Ishmael’s opportunity to carve out his own place.“The chances are going to be out there,” Ishamel said. “It’s just on us to go and grab the ball.”Banner video by Griffin Morrow | Video Editor. Commentslast_img read more