“The Young Ones” nominated for BAFTA

first_img“The Young Ones,” a BBC series filmed with Harvard Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer, which replicates her Counterclockwise study using British celebrities, has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award. The BAFTAs are the British equivalent of the Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony will be held May 22.For more on the nominees, visit http://www.bafta.org/awards/television/winners-nominees-2011,1766,BA.html.last_img

University and College respond to executive order; Jenkins urges Trump to rescind

first_imgThe presidents of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College both responded over the weekend to an executive order Donald Trump signed Friday, banning the entry into the U.S. of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya for 90 days.University President Fr. John Jenkins responded to the executive order in a statement Sunday morning, calling it “sweeping, indiscriminate and abrupt.”“If [the order] stands, it will over time diminish the scope and strength of the educational and research efforts of American universities … and, above all, it will demean our nation, whose true greatness has been its guiding ideals of fairness, welcome to immigrants, compassion for refugees, respect for religious faith and the courageous refusal to compromise its principles in the face of threats,” Jenkins said in the statement.“We respectfully urge the president to rescind this order.”On Sunday, Saint Mary’s College President Jan Cervelli sent an email to the Saint Mary’s community vocalizing the College’s support to all members of the community.“President Trump’s recent executive order banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States threatens the core values that make our nation a beacon of hope and freedom for people around the world,” Cervelli said in the email. “At Saint Mary’s, and at colleges and universities across America, the contributions of international students and faculty have been immeasurable. Many endure great hardship or personal sacrifice for the opportunity to build a better life and develop their talents here. Saint Mary’s has only benefited from these valued members of our campus community, and the College will continue to support them in their work.”According to Cervelli, the executive order violates principles that the College aims to uphold.“To issue a sweeping denial to refugees fleeing war and oppression, on the basis of religion or national origin, goes against the founding ideals that so many have fought and died to preserve,” she said. “Catholic teaching also calls on us to respect the dignity of all people and to welcome the stranger. Saint Mary’s will continue to strive to heed that call.“Immigration strengthens our campuses, our communities, and our country. We must never let unfounded fear and prejudice weaken our compassion and our commitment to fulfilling the hope that America represents to the world,” she said.Notre Dame has advised students from the countries listed in the executive order not to leave the United States, according to a message sent by vice president for internationalization Michael Pippenger that was released to the media Saturday night.“Throughout the weekend, a few clarifications have been made by U.S. government officials, but there remains uncertainty about whether nationals from these countries will be admitted into the United States for the next 90 days, even those holding green cards or those who hold dual citizenship,” Pippenger said in the message to international students.“We are closely monitoring developments relating to the full impact of this order. Until further notice, we advise any individuals from any of the seven named countries to suspend all planned travel outside the United States,” Pippenger said in the message.Vice president for public affairs and communication Paul Browne said in a statement that roughly 30 Notre Dame students are affected by the executive order. Tags: Donald Trump, executive order, Syrialast_img read more

Saint Mary’s College students attend national theater festival

first_imgFor the seven Saint Mary’s students who attended the week-long Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), there’s no business like show business.The festival, which ran from Jan. 8 to 14, aims to celebrate college drama programs and give students special opportunities. Though KCACTF festivals happen across the country, the Saint Mary’s students attended the festival that took place at the University of Indianapolis and Marian University in Indianapolis.“The festival offers a variety of workshops for multiple fields in theater, shows from participating colleges, as well as competitions which can provide scholarships and performance opportunities,” junior Stephanie Johnson said in an email. “I attended the festival because it gives me the opportunity to strengthen my skills and meet new people who are also interested in my field.”Johnson said her continued participation in the festival has contributed to her learning and growth as an artist. She also said her Saint Mary’s education has played a key role in her theater experience.“I feel my Saint Mary’s education impacts me in everything I do, from how I interact with others to how I perform as an artist,” Johnson said. “Specifically, I feel my education pushed me to pursue opportunities such as these.”Sophomore Sandy Tarnowski said in an email the College has given her the courage to get involved in the theater program and ultimately attend the festival.“Saint Mary’s gave me the confidence to go to something like this,” she said. “I’m usually very shy, and I’ve definitely grown away from my shyness at Saint Mary’s. The theater classes and shows here have helped me improve for the next year’s American College Theater Festival and helped me feel confident enough to be part of it. I had more courage to talk to strangers and proudly explain why I liked going to an all-women’s college.”Tarnowski auditioned for the Musical Theater Intensive, a performance that took place near the close of the conference. Though she did not make it past auditions, the personalized experience the judges offered encouraged her to continue developing her skills.“One of the judges stopped me as I was leaving because she remembered me from last year and told me she was so proud of how much I’ve improved from last year,” she said. “That felt great and has motivated me to work even harder for next year’s ACTF.”Tarnowski said these interactions with the judges are the basis of her improvement and are one of the biggest benefits of attending the festival.“I’ve improved in ways I didn’t know I could,” she said. “What I think is awesome is that the judges of the auditions take the time to talk to every single person that didn’t make it and tell each person what they personally can improve upon and what they did great on. It gets you excited to show them next year how you’ve improved with their advice.”Citing the encouragement she received at the festival, Tarnowski said students should attend ACTF even if theater is not something they typically enjoy.“Everyone should go,” she added. “Even if you think theater is not your ‘thing,’ you never know. This festival exposes all the different areas of theater you may not know about. You may end up discovering more of yourself at ACTF.”Tags: drama, Kennedy Center, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Theaterlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Leslie Odom Jr. Tops Chart & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Leslie Odom Jr. Tops ChartWhat comes next after sweeping the Tony Awards? More fantastic news from Broadway.com vlogger—and 2016 Tony winner—Leslie Odom Jr. Using our very own Squigs’ sketch to celebrate, the Hamilton star tweeted on June 14 that the show’s cast album was number one on iTunes in all genres and that his own debut album had made it to number eight in all genres and number one in jazz. Congratulations (again!) to all! Daveed Diggs’ Wriggle Odom Jr.’s fellow Hamilton Tony winner Daveed Diggs also has a new record out; check out below a sample of his latest EP, Wriggle. Recorded with his L.A. hip-hop group, clipping, you can see why Diggs is known as the fastest rapper on Broadway!<a data-cke-saved-href="http://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/wriggle" href="http://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/wriggle">Wriggle by clipping.</a>New Character Added to The Lion KingThe first Mandarin production of Disney’s The Lion King made its global premiere at Shanghai Disney Resort’s at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre on June 14, complete with a brand new character! To make the show more relatable to Chinese audiences, Variety reports that the new version has added a mischievous monkey character. “It is the first time we have brought in a new character,” said Tony-winning director Julie Taymor. “And it is the year of the monkey after all.”Michael C. Hall Tapped for Will Eno’s Gnit Michael C. Hall will headline a one-night-only reading of Will Eno’s play Gnit, adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. The event is set to take place at Classic Stage Company on June 20. Hall appeared in Eno’s The Realistic Jonses on Broadway back in 2014 and may be returning to the boards to reprise his performance in David Bowie’s Lazarus in London this fall.P.S. Take a look at the new trailer for Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, featuring honorary Matilda Tony winner Oona Laurence: View Comments Star Files Daveed Diggs Leslie Odom Jr.(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Leslie Odom Jr.last_img read more

New, digital Vendor Directory connects CUs to premier service providers

first_imgCredit unions looking to partner with the best service providers in the industry – for card processing, compliance assistance, lending, risk management, technology, and more – can now access NAFCU’s 2020 Vendor Directory in its all-new digital format.As credit unions grow and serve even more Americans, they need access to the best products and services to continue competing in the evolving financial services marketplace. NAFCU assembles the annual directory to help institutions find the right businesses so credit unions can meet members’ needs and operate more efficiently.The digital 2020 NAFCU Vendor Directory features dynamic keyword search and filtering options with direct links to organizations, allowing credit union leaders to find the right partners to meet their product and servicing needs.The directory will also be published in the January-February edition of The NAFCU Journal, NAFCU’s bimonthly magazine, in addition to being featured across various NAFCU platforms, social media, and credit union trade publications. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Leaders react to President Trump halting stimulus negotiations

first_imgIf I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1313664886648582144,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy? @MarkMeadows @senatemajldr @kevinomccarthy @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020 “The county, the city, are making very difficult financial choices right now. The state is cutting back 20% in education, healthcare, and infrastructure. This is going to translate to massive job loss here in our community if we don’t get assistance from the federal government,” said Brindisi. Binghamton Mayor Rich David says local government is the ground floor of getting work done for the local community, and that federal aid is needed now more than ever before. While many local municipalities have structured next year’s budgets without considering federal aid, it’s still a big blow due to all of the expenses and financial loss during the pandemic. Nancy Pelosi is asking for .4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19. We made a very generous offer of https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1313551794623127552.6 Trillion Dollars and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith. I am rejecting their…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020 (WBNG) — Leaders from the House of Representatives to the City of Binghamton are speaking our after negotiations on a federal stimulus package have come to a halt. center_img Hours after President Trump announced those negotiations would be stalled, he tweeted that he would sign a stand alone bill, authorizing the same $1,200 stimulus checks many Americans received earlier in the pandemic. “The concept that mayors, villages, cities, and states are now some sort of bargaining chip, or some pawn in some discussion in Washington, that’s just obscene and ridiculous,” said Mayor David. As the City of Binghamton and Broome County feel the financial strain from COVID-19, 22nd District Representative Anthony Brindisi says if funding doesn’t come through, the long-term effects could be devastating. President Trump announced over Twitter he would be stopping negotiations, saying Republicans could not reach a deal with Democrats. last_img read more

Unai Emery has employed an analyst to help Arsenal star Alex Iwobi improve his end product

first_imgAlex Iwobi has featured regularly since the appointment of Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Alex Iwobi has revealed he is working closely with a performance analyst in a bid to improve his erratic end product.The Nigeria international has featured prominently this season with Unai Emery a fan of his ball carrying ability and running power.Iwobi, who made his Premier League debut four years ago, has scored two goals this season and provided two assists but continues to be criticised for his decision making, particularly in the final third.The 22-year-old was at fault for Manchester City’s opening goal in last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at the Etihad, but he insists he is making rapid progress as he bids to cement a regular first team place.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘This season I feel much better and I feel like I’m in control, especially going forward in an attacking sense,’ Iwobi told Arsenal Player. ‘I have an analyst now who is always trying to help me, which I didn’t have in seasons before, so he’s sending me clips and saying what I can do better.‘That’s helped me and I’d like to say I’ve been involved in a few goals this season, even it’s not the assist or the goal, I’ve been getting a few pre-assists which go unnoticed. But at the end of the day as long as the team does well, that’s my main concern.‘I would say each day I’m still growing and still learning, but negatives, obviously they’re always going to criticise me for my goals and assists, which I need to add to my game if I want to be compared with the people I’m playing with. Advertisement Comment Unai Emery has employed an analyst to help Arsenal star Alex Iwobi improve his end product ‘We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield gameTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:35Fullscreen’We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield gamehttps://metro.co.uk/video/we-want-win-emery-speaks-huddersfield-game-1858426/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The main thing is just to remain calm. We’ve even been doing some mental work to remain calm under pressure and calm when I’m on the pitch, and this is something I’ve been working on, not just in football but also off the pitch as well.‘Now I’ve done it I look back and it wasn’t easy, especially with the things I had to go through, so I can always say it’s going to be hard, but the rewards are definitely worth it.‘What’s next? Life is like a movie, you have to stay tuned. I can’t really predict what’s going to happen. We will have to wait and see. All I know is that playing for Arsenal to me is always going to be an honour. I’m always proud to represent this club and wear the badge.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Feb 2019 11:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

Zimbabwe re-engages IMF in a bid to restore economic image

first_imgIMF says surrogate currency will not solve Zimbabwe’s economic problems IMF pledges financial support to restore battered Zimbabwe economy 1-year IMF program in Somalia aims to restore country’s economic stability Zimbabwe continues to re-engage with international financial bodies in a bid to restore financial stability and repay its outstanding debts. The nation has been suffering from years of economic decline and is desperate to attract more international support and investment. Relatedlast_img read more

So What Can We Trust?

first_img Share 50 Views   no discussions Share Tweet You know the sinking feeling that comes from putting yourself in someone else’s hands, only to have your faith betrayed?Of course you do! That’s the boat we’re all in these days! But trust isn’t dead, and we’re here to prove it.First, though, a little perspective on why it’s never mattered more. Pardon us for stating the obvious, but the whole trust thing hasn’t exactly been going swimmingly.From investment adviser Bernard Madoff (oh, the misplaced belief) to Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (oy, the comic relief), it’s as though everyone who wasn’t actively plotting to kill us has been lying, cheating, stealing, or falling asleep at the switch.In recent years, we’ve witnessed stupidity in high places, cupidity in all places, and fiscal hanky-panky that threatened to sink us (just as a rising tide lifts all boats, a falling stock market reveals slimy accounting practices).What else? Oh, yes. We’ve learned, to our considerable cost, that intelligence can’t be trusted. Also that if we’re poor but living in a nice place, sharp-eyed developers in cahoots with the town fathers can use eminent domain to snatch our houses.We’ve never trusted politicians or lawyers, but in today’s culture of infotainment, we’re losing faith even in journalists—the very people who should be safeguarding our interests and telling us the truth. And with the incidence of infidelity creeping up, it’s less and less likely that we can trust even our nearest and dearest.You’d think by now we’d be a nation of hard-core skeptics, but here’s the funny thing: We still want to trust. We don’t like the nasty feeling of not knowing who’s got our back. We know in our hearts—and any number of studies have shown—that trusting people are generally happier than suspicious, mistrustful types.This turns out to be true for entire nations, as well. Not long ago, researchers at the University of Cambridge set out to see which countries in the European Union scored highest on measures of well-being. It was assumed that the most contented people would be basking along the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.But in fact, Italy came in dead last in the happiness sweepstakes, right behind Portugal and Greece. The EU’s happiest countries were Denmark and Finland—cold, gray places, true, but cold, gray places where people trust their governments, their legal systems, and each other. And that made all the difference.Trust starts with a perception of fairness. That’s true on the personal level (the spouse who cheats is usually the one who feels he or she has gotten the short end of the marital bargain) as well as the national.At this writing, it’s not certain what the outcome of the Minnesota Senate race will be; no matter who wins, each side will be positive that the other either stole or tried to steal the election. But there was another election last November, an unmistakable vote for change.And now, in spite of everything—the betrayals, the rude awakenings, all the rugs pulled out from under us again and again—many of us are willingly, eagerly, putting our trust in something new. It’s about time.Source: By Amanda Lovell                   O, The Oprah Magazinecenter_img LifestyleRelationships So What Can We Trust? by: – March 31, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

UPDATE: Accident on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau claims life.

first_imgLocalNews UPDATE: Accident on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau claims life. by: – May 18, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 50 Views   one comment Share Scene of accident outside of Royal Bank of CanadaInformation reaching Dominica Vibes News indicates that there has been a traffic accident on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau, in the vincinity of the Royal Bank of Canada.At about 7:35am a truck and a motor bike collided and has resulted in the death of one man.Although the extent of his injuries has not yet been confirmed, he was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment and observation however Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes has confirmed that Mr. Kent Pemberton has died.Mr. Kent Pemberton was a teacher at the Grandbay Secondary School and would normally ride to school on his motorbike.We will continue to follow this story and provide you with updates as they become available.Dominica Vibes News Share Accident victim Mr. Kent Pembertonlast_img read more