first_img Starring and written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral are both loosely based on his own wacky Italian family. Wedding tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American who wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew in a traditional wedding ceremony. Funeral tells the story of Anthony and his large family mourning the death of his father. Related Shows View Comments My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral have extended their run again! Both plays, which had previously announced an extension through March 29, 2015 will now run until June 28. The shows play in rep at St Luke’s Theatre under the direction of Sonia Blangiardo. In addition to Wilkinson, the current cast of Wedding and Funeral also includes Hugh Hysell, Donna Castellano, Marissa Rosen, Debra Toscano, Liz Gerecitano and Meagan Robar. My Big Gay Italian Funeral Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 30, 2015last_img read more

first_img Broadway alum George Salazar will complete the cast of the off-Broadway return of Tick, Tick…BOOM! He takes on the role of Michael and joins the previously announced Nick Blaemire and Ciara Renée in the Keen Company production. The Jonathan Larson musical, directed by Jonathan Silverstein, will begin performances on October 4 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.Salazar made his Broadway debut in the 2011 revival of Godspell alongside his Tick, Tick…BOOM! co-star Blaemire. His additional credits include Here Lies Love and F#%king Up Everything off-Broadway, as well as Broadway Bounty Hunter as Barrington Stage company this summer and Spring Awakening on tour.The semi-autobiographical musical follows aspiring composer Jon (Blaemire) as he approaches his thirtieth birthday. While preparing for the workshop debut of his new musical, he also balances his relationship with Susan (Renée), his long-term girlfriend, and Michael (Salazar), his best friend.The revival will open officially on October 20 and run through November 20. View Comments George Salazar(Photo courtesy of David Gersten & Associates) Related Showscenter_img Tick, Tick…BOOM! Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016last_img read more

first_img9:55 A.M. UPDATE SHERBURNE (WBNG) — New York State Police Have identified the body found in the Chenango River as 18-year-old Nicolas J. Russell of Smyrna, N.Y. They located the body at around 8 p.m. Stay with 12 News on air and online as we continue to follow this developing story. Russell was pronounced dead at the scene. They received a call at around 5 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a person who went under and never resurfaced. Authorities say a witness tried to help Russell out of the river.center_img —– SHERBURNE (WBNG) – After about 3 hours of searching the waters of the Chenango River in the village of Sherburne, New York State Police recovered a body. Police say Russell and three friends were swimming in the river when he “began to have difficulty staying above water.” The New York State Underwater Recovery Team and divers and an air boat from the Chenango County Bureau of Fire searched the river and the surrounding area.  New York State Police, the village of Sherburne Police Department, Chenango County Bureau of Fire and Sherburrne Fire and North Norwich Fire rushed to the scene near State Route 80 and County Route 23 in the village of Sherburne. last_img read more

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first_imgTopics : Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani appealed to the International Monetary Fund Wednesday to approve a $5 billion emergency loan request to combat its novel coronavirus outbreak.”I urge all international organizations to fulfill their duties,” Rouhani said during a cabinet meeting.”We are a member of the IMF… if there’s going to be any discrimination between Iran and others in giving loans, neither us nor world opinion will tolerate it,” he said in televised remarks. But there has been speculation abroad that the real number of deaths and infections could be higher.”If they do not act on their duties in this difficult situation, the world will judge them in a different way,” Rouhani said.center_img Iran announced on March 12 that it had requested the loan from the IMF to help fight what was then one of the world’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks.Iran has not received assistance from the IMF since a “standby credit” issued between 1960 and 1962, according to IMF figures.According to the IMF’s website, a Rapid Financial Instrument “is available to all member countries facing an urgent balance of payments need”.Iran says it has confirmed more than 62,500 coronavirus infections and more than 3,800 deaths.last_img read more

first_imgGovernor Wolf Issues Statement Supporting Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma May 14, 2019 Press Release,  Statement,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following in response to the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Josh Shapiro against Purdue Pharma:“Purdue Pharma’s systematic process to build a customer base for OxyContin, as alleged by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is appalling.“Through initiatives like the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, expanding treatment options, and the ongoing disaster declaration, we have begun to curb the number of deaths from overdoses and get more people on the road to recovery. But we are still facing years of struggle before we undo the harm caused by the opioid epidemic.“Purdue Pharma preyed on Pennsylvanians of all types, including the elderly and patients already struggling with opioid use disorder. By creating a revolving door clientele that endlessly sought an increasing amount of opioids prescribed by doctors who were deliberately fed misinformation by Purdue Pharma, this deplorable company contributed to a crisis that has negatively impacted the lives of all Pennsylvanians.“I support Attorney General Shapiro’s efforts to ensure that Purdue Pharma is held accountable for its role in creating and worsening this public health crisis.”View more information on the Wolf Administration’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, including his opioid disaster declaration.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgThe investments should provide financing for companies in the early stages of development (early stage and later stage).Up to 10% of a fund can be invested in seed financing.Each mandate is for 12 years, with the possibility of three one-year renewals.Interested parties have until 6 December to apply.The procurement is another step in the implementation of FRR’s €2bn allocation to unlisted domestic assets.It is reviewing proposals for two other tenders, one for private debt and another for private equity funds of funds.It hopes to finalise these procurement processes by the end of the year.A spokeswoman for FRR told IPE a fourth tender could still be launched, although the reserve fund has not yet decided for which market segment this should be. France’s €36.3bn Fonds de Réserve pour les retraites (FRR) has put out to tender mandates for up to €200m in venture capital investment in French companies.The pension reserve fund is looking to award as many as four mandates as part of its programme to invest in French private equity.The call for tender is divided into two lots for up to two mandates each, with as much as €50m-100m earmarked for each lot.Each mandate would be to create and manage a segregated venture capital fund, which would invest exclusively in companies with registered headquarters in France.last_img read more

first_imgAbout 30 percent of villages here arenot yet fully compliant, she said, pointing out informal settlers, junks,illegally parked vehicles, and other road encroachments. “Madamopa ang ulubrahon sang syudad kag sang mga barangays,” said DILG city directorMa. Joy Maredith Madayag. Under DILG Memorandum Circular2020-027, all local government units are to remove obstructions in provincial,city, municipal and barangay roads, and national primary and secondary roads. The Interior department recentlydirected local executives nationwide to clear roads of obstructions within 75days in a second round of clearing. DILG gave this capital city an 87percent rating for the first round of road clearing last year. BACOLOD City – The Department ofInterior and Local Government (DILG) in this city wants a 100-percent citygovernment compliance to the road clearing order of President Rodrigo Duterte. The first round of street-clearingoperations saw the demolition of structures like sheds and village outpoststhat had encroached onto roads. Photo courtesy of Bacolod City PIO Barangay executives will be in chargeof the road-clearing operations in barangay roads and minor public-use streetswithin their jurisdictions. They are also ordered to maintain other local roadsturned over by the city or municipal government./PNlast_img read more

first_img The Togo striker has returned from compassionate leave but is not yet fully fit, so is unlikely to start for Pochettino, who has a fully fit squad in buoyant mood after the 4-0 defeat of the Magpies. “He’s available,” Pochettino said. “We played them one year ago at St Mary’s (with Southampton). It’s the same team, same philosophy and they are very consistent. “Every game you need to win, more here, at Tottenham. In our mind is to get three points tomorrow, but we have full respect for our opponent. “It’s important to keep the level of performance that we had on Wednesday and to go tomorrow ready to compete. “We need to suffer, because in front of us we have a very tough team.” Burnley start this weekend outside the Premier League’s bottom three and Sean Dyche believes his men are now being viewed as “serious underdogs”. The Clarets took their seat at the top table back in August with the manager declaring last season’s Sky Bet Championship runners-up could be considered the “biggest underdogs” in Premier League history. But, despite not winning a game until November, they enter the festive schedule in 17th spot after accruing 11 points from the last 18 available. And ahead of a tricky run which sees them face Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to close out 2014, Dyche is aware that while Burnley remain unfancied, the perceptions from outside Turf Moor have shifted. “I think people will probably take us a bit more seriously than they did in the first 10 games,” he said. “It doesn’t mean we’re not underdogs. We’re going to White Hart Lane, there’s only one favourite, we’re playing Liverpool, there’s only one favourite, we’re playing Man City, there’s only one favourite. “I’m not doing us down, but there is. If you walk into any bookies they will be the favourites. “I think there was a rare game when we played Hull and we weren’t the underdogs. That’s one game in 16. “So there lies the truth, bookies rarely get it wrong with that sort of stuff. “We’re still underdogs, all I’m saying is we’re maybe a bit more serious underdogs than maybe people thought at first. “But that’s the outside view. Managers and professionals know they have to be on their guard and they have to play well.” Burnley continue to be troubled by injury problems for their visit to White Hart Lane. Michael Duff has had a minor setback in his recovery from a calf problem while fellow experienced heads Matt Taylor and Stephen Ward are sidelined by respective Achilles and ankle complaints. Sam Vokes’ return from his knee injury is imminent, yet the Wales international is more likely to appear in another game for the development squad on Monday, but Ben Mee has made a full recovery from illness. Press Association “After, we will see if I pick him or not. I’m happy with Ade and how he’s been training. Maybe he’s not 100 per cent yet, but he’s not far away. “He’s getting better. He needs training, he needs to improve, especially his physical condition, but he’s getting better.” Adebayor has not played for Spurs since criticising the White Hart Lane supporters following last month’s loss to Stoke. The enigmatic striker suggested it would be better to play away from home due to the atmosphere, which Pochettino believes is positive again following the Capital One Cup quarter-final humbling of Newcastle. The Argentinian added: “It’s important to create this relationship. When you create this relationship between the supporters and the team, after that comes only good things. “The energy is positive after a victory like Wednesday.” Spurs play a Burnley side whose three wins this season have come in the last six games, when they have lost just once. “Burnley are a very good team,” former Southampton boss Pochettino added. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has Emmanuel Adebayor available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley as Spurs look to carry the momentum of the midweek thrashing of Newcastle. last_img read more

first_imgStiemsma sitsOne game after connecting on all four of his shots from thefield and registering 10 points in Wisconsin?s win at Penn State, senior centerGreg Stiemsma didn?t play at all Saturday.While part of the reason may have been based on the matchup,Ryan said Stiemsma got nicked up during practice. Ryan then feigned ignoranceas to the actual injury.?I never know, they don?t tell me,? Ryan said, later admittingit was ?below the waist.? JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoTo honor their history, some teams don throwback uniforms orwelcome back former players for an old timers? game.On Saturday night, the Wisconsin basketball team celebratedthe 10-year anniversary of the Kohl Center with a throwback game of sorts.With former head coach Dick Bennett and building namesakeand financier Herb Kohl in attendance, Wisconsin faced off against Big Ten foeNorthwestern ? the same team that helped open the building with a 56-33 loss toBennett?s UW squad ? and ground out a 62-50 victory in an ugly contest.?They were resilient and stayed true to the task at hand,?UW head coach Bo Ryan said. ?They didn?t get frazzled and pull apart. ? Youeither have to be the dentist or be the patient. Either you?re pulling theteeth, or you?re the patient getting them yanked.?A more fitting analogy might not have been possible, as itcertainly seemed like pulling teeth for either team to score in the first half.Northwestern mucked up the action for the Wisconsin offensein the first half with a 1-3-1 zone and patiently executedtheir Princeton back-cut offense to dictate a very Bennett-esque 22-20 halftimescore.?I thought our 1-3-1 zone was effective,? Northwestern headcoach Bill Carmody said. ?I thought they took as much time (offensively) as wedid. ? I think the way they approached the zone shortened the game also.?It certainly wasn?t pretty, but that?s the way Carmodywanted it.?We?ve beentrying to work on that, have teams play us a little longer, because I thoughtwe?d been shooting the ball a little too quickly,? Carmody said. ?I thoughtthat here would be a good game to move the ball and cut and see if we couldcome up with some good looks.?But I think that?s the way we play if we?re going to beatthese guys.?The zone seemed to frustrate the Badgers at times throughoutthe first half, as forced entry passes to the post sailed over the target andout of bounds or off the rim or backboard multiple times.Showing some of the same dry wit as his coach, forward JoeKrabbenhoft tried to explain away some of the errant passes.?Those were shots,? Krabbenhoft joked before leveling withreporters. ?At times we were (frustrated), throwing the ball out of bounds,throwing it off the rim. You know that?s not good, but at least we were lookingto be aggressive.?Four days after pouring 80 points on a helpless Penn Stateteam, Wisconsin further showcased its ability to score points and win games Saturday,an attribute that will serve the team well in postseason play.Despite scoring only 62 points, the Badgers connected on48.6 percent of their shots and averaged 1.03 points per possession (1.37 inthe second half) ? both very respectable figures.?We did a good job,? Krabbenhoft said. ?I don?t know theexact number, but (with) points per possession we were above 1. That?ssomething we always strive for, so I thought we did a decent job.?last_img read more