The Nether Extends Off-Broadway

first_imgThe New York premiere of Jennifer Haley’s The Nether has extended its off-Broadway run. The MCC production, which was originally set to play through March 15, will now run through March 22 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The Anne Kaufman-helmed production stars Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever and Tony winner Frank Wood. The Nether Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 In addition to Wever and Wood, the off-Broadway cast includes Peter Friedman, Ben Rosenfield and Sophia Anne Caruso. View Comments The Nether follows a young detective who investigates an online network where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies with seemingly no consequences in the real world. Across the pond, the drama ran at London’s Royal Court Theatre and recently opened in the West End.last_img read more

New Jersey moving forward with plans to build 7,500MW of offshore wind by 2035

first_imgNew Jersey moving forward with plans to build 7,500MW of offshore wind by 2035 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):New Jersey regulators released a draft of the state’s plan to build 7,500 MW of offshore wind power by 2035. The plan details how New Jersey will develop port infrastructure, training programs, supply chains and transmission networks to help the state meet that goal.Gov. Phil Murphy on Jan. 31, 2018 issued an executive order directing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to develop and implement the plan. Regulators will hold a virtual presentation on the document on July 20, when members of the public will get a chance to comment on it.“The development of New Jersey’s offshore wind infrastructure will create thousands of high-quality jobs, bring millions of investment dollars to our state, and make our state a global leader in offshore wind development and deployment,” Murphy, a Democrat, said in the plan. “The Offshore Wind Strategic Plan is a critical blueprint that will guide us toward our goal of 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2035 and help us achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050.”Murphy signed an executive order in Nov. 2019 establishing the 7,500-MW target, more than doubling the state’s previous goal of 3,500 MW. That capacity would represent half the state’s projected 2035 electricity load, according to the plan.The plan calls for protection of the state’s $2.5 billion commercial fishing industry, which has proven to be a formidable opponent of offshore wind development. The draft plan also recommends the development of offshore wind hubs along the coast, which already features numerous deep-water commercial and industrial ports. Investment in existing ports, such as Paulsboro, will “quickly meet the needs for laydown and staging components for the initial phase of the 1,100 MW of offshore wind development,” the plan said.Ørsted A/S in June 2019 won the state’s first offshore wind solicitation, for its proposed 1,100-MW Ocean Offshore Wind Farm.[Justin Horwath]More ($): New Jersey releases draft offshore wind planlast_img read more

Business Law Section rallies to support full Art. V funding

first_img February 1, 2004 Managing Editor Regular News Business Law section rallies to support full Art. V funding Business Law Section rallies to support full Art. V fundingcenter_img Mark D. Killian Managing Editor The Business Law Section is imploring its members to join the fight for full funding of the court system by educating their clients on what is at stake.Meeting in Miami at the Bar’s Midyear Meeting, Chair-elect Maxine Master Long told the executive committee that transition from county to state funding of the court system is at a critical stage and full funding for the judiciary “remains somewhat problematic.”Long said Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead has specifically asked for the Business Law Section members to become active and to let their “business clients know the problems of securing full funding to maintain the courts and to let them know the effect that lack of funding will have on the civil cases.”Long said anything less than a fully funded judiciary would “tremendously slow down the court system” because a lot of support staff could be eliminated and specialty programs lost.That could mean a reduction of mediators, special masters, traffic court magistrates, judicial interns, case managers, and other adjunct staff, Long said.“It’s not likely the counties will be happy about coming back in [to fund these activities] if the legislature does not act,” she said.“This year is especially critical as the first year because it will be the benchmark for future funding,” Long said.Long said the section will soon draft and post on its Web site ( sample letters section members can use to educate their clients on the importance of Art. V funding and a series of talking points that can be used by clients in advocating for full funding of the courts.“We stand in a good position to help the effort to get full funding because the legislature listens to businesses and this will definitely affect their businesses in enforcing contracts, enforcing property rights, contract disputes — anything like that will be held up,” Long said. “In other states where the legislature has failed to fund the judiciary entirely, it has resulted in such things as the suspension of civil jury trials, closing of the courts one day a week, lengthy dockets resulting in lengthy delays in getting to trial in state court civil matters.“We don’t want to see that happen in Florida,” she said. “Talk to your business clients and local chambers of commerce to get them involved in the issue.”last_img read more

When you have nothing to say, be careful that you’re not paying money to say it

first_imgHave you ever paid for premium advertising thinking that you were targeting the right audience, only to find that your “perfect offer” failed to produce the desired results? If so, what was your immediate assumption? Maybe you blamed the advertising or assumed you targeted incorrectly. But during your assessment, did you ever consider your message itself could be at fault? The problem with most credit union ads is they aren’t written to persuade. They’re written not to offend. That’s why most of them include every worn-out cliché you can think of. “We can help with all of your lending needs.” “We have great rates and great service!” “We’re people helping people.” Sound familiar? Why not just add a stock photo of an attractive, smiling person dangling car keys out of their car window and get it over with? (Side note: Using that photo is a fireable offense at YMC!)So, what’s the difference between “bad advertising” and “good advertising?” Bad advertising concentrates on you or your product. Good advertising focuses on your customer and their life. Did you realize your customer values the opinions of their circle of friends more than anything? They relate to those people. They identify with those people. They even forgive those people when they screw up.Does it sound like I’m veering off track and talking about friendship instead of marketing? I can almost hear the objections now. “I want to spend my marketing budget making loans and growing new members! Are you telling me I should spend it trying to make friends?”Yes. That’s exactly what I’m saying. You should focus on making friends first. When your customer appreciates you and finds value in the information you provide, they’re more likely to view you as a friend—even if they’ve never met you.When crafting your marketing message, talk about things that matter to your customer. Don’t spend your time (or money) trying to convince them to care about something you wish they cared about. Encourage them to become your friend by relating to them. The initial connection is created by what you say and how you say it. But, believe it or not, your customers are more likely to fall in like with you because of what you don’t say. Resist the urge to drone on and on about your credit union and your product. When you do this, your ad sounds like an ad. And according to every study I’ve read over the last few years, roughly 90% of people report that they don’t trust paid advertising.If you’re a connoisseur of classic country music, heed the legendary words of Keith Whitley, “You say it best when you say nothing at all.” If you’re not a fan of country music, well—it’s still good advice. Don’t try to sell yourself. Share knowledge. Solve problems. Give people a reason to pay attention to what you have to say. Over the years, this approach has proven to be effective in everything from old-school radio ads to PPC digital marketing. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Chelsea 4 – 1 Sheff Utd

first_imgAnd Chelsea completed the turnaround as Ben Chilwell bundled home Ziyech’s deep cross at the far post (34), though both Ramsdale and Max Lowe should have done more to keep the defender out.Man-of-the-match Ziyech assisted Chelsea’s third as Thiago Silva nodded in ahead of Ramsdale from a free-kick (77), before Timo Werner got in on the act, smashing home as the ball broke into his path (80).The result takes Chelsea third in the Premier League, just a point behind leaders Liverpool, while Sheffield United remain bottom having taken just one point from a possible 33 since beating Chelsea 3-0 on July 11.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Chelsea continued their improvement with a fourth straight win as they fought back from a goal down to beat struggling Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea conceded for the first time in five games through David McGoldrick’s clever flick from a Sander Berge strike (9), but Tammy Abraham levelled as his weak effort into the ground beat Aaron Ramsdale (23).- Advertisement –center_img Full report to followWhat’s next?Chelsea return to action after the international break with a trip to Newcastle United on Saturday November 21 at 12.30pm, while Sheffield United host West Ham on Sunday November 22, live on Sky Sports Premier League at 2pm.last_img read more

SMD Delivers Two Sub Rescue Specification Atom ROVs to JFD

first_imgSoil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has delivered two 1000m Atom Mk1 work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems to JFD.The Atom systems, equipped with ultra-compact launch and recovery systems (LARS) and SMD purpose-designed control and workshop cabins, provide a complete turnkey solution which is essential for JFD in providing its customer, the Indian Navy, with reliable equipment for on time critical missions.Optimised for submarine rescue operations, each Atom system carries three emergency life support pods for delivery to a submarine forming the intervention element of the 3rd generation submarine rescue system.Ben Sharples, India project director, JFD, said: “At JFD, we believe in the power of improvement and the importance of collaboration and we have been pleased to work together with SMD on developing these new technologies. SMD’s Atom ROV systems play an important part in our new 3rd generation submarine rescue systems, and in advancing our ultimate aims of driving down time to first intervention, protecting life at sea, and improving the standards of safety for submariners around the world.”The small size and lightweight design of Atom was an important factor for JFD in the selection process, as the entire system must be air transportable for rapid response. During factory acceptance, SMD were able to demonstrate Atom’s thrust capability to JFD representatives at their facility in North Shields, Newcastle using its 64 cubic metre in-house test tank.Mark Collins, managing director ROV Systems, stated: “This has been a significant project for SMD that has seen us deliver two submarine rescue specification Atom ROV systems successfully to a high profile client in the defence sector. Significantly it shows that SMD can provide optimised work class ROV power and capability in a very small package that is light enough for air transportation and fast deployment. Ease of use and reliability were also key requirements which SMD are able to demonstrate through a long track record in a diverse range of sectors. We look forward to continuing our new partnership with JFD to support their current and future needs in the defence underwater arena.”last_img read more

Groups seek to join euthanasia case

first_imgNZ Herald 21 April 2015The Human Rights Commission and two other groups want to join a legal challenge by a terminally ill woman seeking the right for a doctor to help her die without criminal prosecution.Lecretia Seales, 41, is dying from brain cancer and believes it’s a “fundamental human right” to be able to choose to end her life with medical assistance, if she wants to, before her suffering becomes intolerable.In a legal first in New Zealand, the senior legal and policy adviser at the Law Commission filed a statement of claim in the High Court seeking a ruling to determine whether her GP could lawfully administer a lethal dose of drugs.Assisting suicide is a crime punishable by up to 14 years in prison but Ms Seales’ case relies on the provisions in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act that protect the rights to not be deprived of life or subjected to cruel treatment.If successful, the bid would allow the doctor to euthanise Ms Seales because of her specific circumstances and would not set a precedent. But a favourable High Court ruling would allow others to follow suit and potentially send a signal to Parliament for further law reform.The case, Seales v the Attorney-General, has been set down for a one-week hearing in the High Court at Wellington next month.But three other parties – the Human Rights Commission, the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand and the Care Alliance Trust – are seeking to join the case and have their say in court.Voluntary Euthanasia supports Ms Seales’ position, while the Care Alliance is opposed to assisted suicide and euthanasia.Asked whether the Human Rights Commission supported or opposed Ms Seales’ bid, a spokeswoman said the case raised important human rights issues with implications for many people.“We believe it is important the court has the benefit of an independent perspective on human rights principles and the legal framework which applies in cases like this.” read more

England crush SA in World Cup opener

first_img(AFP) – Ben Stokes starred in all departments as England began their quest to win the World Cup with a 104-run thrashing of South Africa in the tournament opener at The Oval yesterday.The all-rounder top-scored with 89 in England’s 311-8, held a brilliant catch in the outfield and took 2-12, including the last wicket, as England won with 61 balls left.Jofra Archer did the early damage with the ball, the fast bowler taking 3-27 in seven overs.Jofra Archer was quick to make an impact. (Getty)Barbados-born Archer, who only qualified for England in March, made his presence felt even before he had taken a wicket with a bouncer that beat Hashim Amla for pace and crashed into the grille of the helmet, with the veteran opener retiring hurt on five.Archer then reduced the Proteas to 44-2.Aiden Markram edged to Joe Root at slip and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis fell for just five when he top-edged a hook to long leg.But Quinton de Kock kept the Proteas in the hunt, although the opener was lucky when on 25 he played a ball from leg-spinner Adil Rashid onto his stumps only for the bails to stay put. The dashing left-hander went on to complete a 58-ball fifty but holed out off fast bowler Liam Plunkett for 68.Rassie van der Dussen then made exactly 50 without pressing on when he miscued Archer to mid-on.His exit saw Amla return with South Africa struggling at 167-6 in the 32nd over.The game was all but up for South Africa when a back-pedalling and diving Stokes held a brilliant one-handed catch in the deep to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo.Amla’s brave effort to rescue the innings ended on 13 when he was caught behind off Plunkett’s slower-ball bouncer and Stokes finished the match when Imran Tahir edged him to Root.Stokes was one of four England batsmen who got to 50 on a tricky surface, with captain Eoin Morgan (57), Jason Roy (54) and Root (51) all out soon after reaching the landmark.England lost a wicket second ball before Roy and Root shared a stand of 106 that was equalled by Morgan and Stokes.du Plessis opted to field despite being without injured spearhead Dale Steyn and took the unorthodox decision to give leg-spinner Tahir the first over. The 40-year-old, the oldest player in the tournament, struck second ball when Jonny Bairstow was caught behind by de Kock for a golden duck.Roy and Root repaired the damage but were dismissed when well set as England lost two wickets for four runs in four balls to be 111-3.Morgan, whose aggressive approach has been symbolic of England’s rise to the top of the one-day international rankings after their woeful first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup, struck the match’s first two sixes off successive balls from Lungi Ngidi before he too was caught in the deep.Left-hander Stokes saw his 79-ball knock end in the penultimate over when caught at third man following a reverse hit off paceman Ngidi (66-3).last_img read more

SLOW PLAY: Despite sluggish start, Syracuse talent too much for winless Friars in Senior Day win

first_imgHis team was finally in complete control. Bartig knew how important it was to set the tone out of the locker room, halting any Providence momentum before it could even start in the second half. ‘In practice, that kind of stuff happens all the time,’ Jamieson said. ‘It’s always good just to lighten the mood. After I scored, looking at the sidelines and watching everybody smile, that’s what lacrosse is about.’  ‘We haven’t seen anything like this today,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘But that has to be their game plan. They don’t have any wins. They’re not a team that’s great in transition, so they’re going to have to hold the ball.’ And it reflected in the teams’ attitudes heading into their respective locker rooms. The Friars sprinted into theirs, clapping and high-fiving along the way. Syracuse’s trot was a slight jog, and there was none of the enthusiasm that radiated from Providence. Behind that game plan from the Friars, the Orange found itself with only a three-goal halftime cushion against a Providence team that had lost by an average of 6.3 goals per game this season. With that, everything was back to normal for No. 1 Syracuse, which found itself marred in more of a struggle than it anticipated against Big East foe Providence. On the strength of a strong second half, SU was able to close out the 14-5 win over the Friars in front of 4,956 on Senior Day Saturday inside the Carrier Dome. Slowing the pace of the game down to a grinding halt, Providence (0-12, 0-4 Big East) stalled for minutes at a time in its offensive zone. The Friars were patient, waiting meticulously for any opening that came their way.  SU outshot the Friars 22-10 in the second half. It went a perfect 13-for-13 in clearing opportunities. And after a sloppy first 30 minutes, it limited its second-half turnovers to only two. Said Jamieson: ‘That’s what lacrosse is about. It’s about having fun, and I like bringing that kind of excitement.’ With that, Bartig sparked a three-goal run and a 5-2 third quarter in favor of the Orange, beginning SU’s second-half dominance. Comments After a quick regroup in the locker room, SU got back to business as usual behind senior midfielder Max Bartig. Two minutes out of the gate, Bartig dodged from up top. Moving right, he darted a shot past Providence goaltender Christian Dzwilewski.  In between the two bookend glittering goals from Daniello and Jamieson, SU (11-1, 4-0 Big East) faced a rocky path to a victory against a Friars squad that had yet to win a game this season.  ‘It was pretty big,’ Bartig said. ‘We didn’t get the kind of start that we wanted in the first half. … We talked in the locker room and decided we needed to have a big third quarter. Coming out and getting that first goal, it was nice.’ Cody Jamieson just wanted to get back to the fun of lacrosse. The fun that usually comes with complete control of a game. ‘I was a little disappointed with our play in the first half,’ he said. ‘But (Providence) did what they had to do. They had to slow it down, they had to play good team defense and they had to hold onto the ball, which they did.’ Because of that, Jamieson had an opportunity for a little fun. And when his behind-the-back shot found the back of the net, the game came full circle. ‘We just said we had to settle down and loosen up the grip on the sticks,’ Jamieson said. ‘Start having fun and just putting the ball in the back of the net.’ It was a first half that left Desko rather annoyed at his team’s performance. At the same time, Syracuse was almost as sloppy with the ball as Providence was cautious. The Friars were the benefactors of 12 Orange turnovers in the first half, as SU limped to just 58.3 percent (7-of-12) on clearing opportunities.  The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team started the day with a behind-the-back goal from Chris Daniello. And the senior attack Jamieson ended it with the same technique, putting the exclamation point on the game and giving the Orange a seven-goal lead late in the fourth quarter of a 14-5 win over Providence. Published on April 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

‘Think SC’ hosts student leaders

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government hosted a think tank discussion for student leaders in different organizations across campus to collaborate on pressing issues that students are facing on and off campus.The Think SC event encouraged students to raise questions and offer solutions to four of the more fundamental topics for students at USC: Greek life and its social policies, wellness, sexual assault and sustainability. USG student body president Christian Kurth moderated the evening’s event, posing a series of questions that dealt with each major topic and searched for strategies to solve the controversies surrounding these topics.“It’s a think tank, so [it’s] an open dialogue for all presidents and representatives of their organizations,” said Giovanni Navarrete, president of the Lambda Upsilon Lambda, a Latino fraternity. “It’s sort of just [to] come up with ideas and help create a better USC environment, better programming, a better way to connect amongst each           other — you know, network, so that’s what I’m here for.”One topic that was discussed during the event was the prevailing wall between Greeks and non-Greeks at USC, focusing on ways that the student body and their surrounding organizations can bridge the gap between the two.Sophomore Rini Sampath,      USG co-director of external relations, online editor of the Daily Trojan and                                                                vice president-elect, believes that philanthropies and the abundance of talent within the Greek system could serve a bigger goal to bring more people together from all over campus in various kinds of events.“I see Greek life as large pockets of really talented, intelligent [and] driven people who, I think, if we utilize that space, we can really do some amazing [things],” Sampath said.USC student leaders then shifted to a discussion on sexual assault. Kurth encouraged students to brainstorm ideas on how to improve resources for sexual assault victims and methods to encourage a change in the culture of this issue. Many students agreed that alcohol was a predominant part of the sexual assault culture at USC, but they also encouraged forums and talks with students about sexual assault and the fine lines that might be overlooked or ignored.Sampath hoped that the evening’s discussion would foster an environment for students to mix together ideas and shed light on any topics that came to mind for the different leaders.“I think that we had such a diverse group of students this year,” she said. “It was a great mix and everyone was saying things that I never even thought about, and that’s what the purpose of the event was, to have different opinions come out — and we achieved that.”Sampath hopes to provide USC students more opportunities to engage in think tank-related discussions.“One promise that we are making is we want to have an event like this every month of the year, [a] town hall [or]                forum-style discussion, where students outside of USG are able to give us feedback where we can make real change,” she said.The students raised support for the evening discussion and hoped that these events continue to be a method for people to come together and share ideas.“I think that this is a good idea. I wish there were more before,” said Loranna Grigoryan, president of the Pre-Pharmacy Society.last_img read more