Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Tony Winner Mark Rylance, Open on Broadway

first_img Richard III is the story of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already dispatched one king and that king’s son; now all that stand in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews—the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those—the women he wrongs, the henchmen he betrays—who dare to raise a voice against him. In addition to Rylance, cast members include Stephen Fry, Samuel Barnett, Liam Brennan, Paul Chahidi, John Paul Connolly, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Colin Hurley, Jethro Skinner, Angus Wright, Terry McGinity, Kurt Egyiawan, Matt Harrington, Matthew Schechter Hayden Signoretti and Joseph Timms. Twelfth Night The productions feature live music played on traditional Elizabethan instruments with the stage lit almost exclusively by the glow of 100 candles. Audiences will witness the pre-show ritual of actors dressing and preparing their makeup on stage. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 16, 2014 The Broadway debut of Shakespeare’s Globe productions, Twelfth Night tells the tale of Olivia’s household, where two campaigns are being quietly waged—one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. View Comments The all-male productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are being performed in repertory at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre, both open November 10. Directed by Tim Carroll, two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance stars as Olivia in Twelfth Night and the title role in Richard III. Related Showslast_img read more

Summer Cycles’ Gaulzetti Pavaix smooths cobbles w/ Kevlar & Boron

first_imgThe Gaulzetti Pavaix is the latest bike from Gaulzetti Cicli and their retail operation, Summer Cycles. Set as a no-compromise bike for cobbled courses like Paris-Roubaix, the frame uses oversize carbon tubing blended with Boron and Kevlar, said to maximize torsional rigidity while keeping the ride quality smooth – without relying on elastomers or suspension.All images courtesy Gaulzetti.Summer Cycles Gaulzetti Pavaix all-road & cobblestone endurance road bikeGaulzetti Cicli is the bike brand of Craig Gaulzetti, selling through an exclusive shop in Del Mar, CA – Summer Cycles. Their latest creation is the Pavaix, a bike said to be designed specifically for competing in the Paris-Roubaix Elite Cycling Race.While many cobblestone or gravel bikes are turning to suspension systems and elastomers for comfort, the Pavaix opts for a strategic carbon lay-up that incorporates Kevlar and Boron for specific ride characteristics. Frame weights come in at 1,000 – 1,600 grams depending on size and desired ride quality.Here’s the backstory from Mr. Gaulzetti himself:“Almost since its inception, bicycle companies have used success or even participation in Paris-Roubaix in order to sell bicycles. In recent years, the industry has used associations with this race to market things like taller headtubes, more upright riding positions, suspension and elastomers, disc brakes, larger and more flat resistant clincher tires, more compliant frames, slower and more stable handling, and lots of other features that have made road biking more accessible an less intimidating for many people. Our experience shows that not many, if any, of these ‘features’ are of benefit to anyone actually racing Paris-Roubaix- and we’d dare say they’re of questionable benefit to anyone who wants to enjoy spirited road riding. So we turned the equation on its head. What would a bicycle designed with the sole focus to win Paris-Roubaix look like? If we approached this project without any desire to commodify the sporting good, what do we end up with?”The Pavaix has options for either rim or disc brakes. Rim brakes limit tire size to 30mm, while discs increase the room a bit to accommodate 32mm rubber.The Gaulzetti Pavaix is available in custom geometry or 14 stock sizes from 44cm to 66cm (no geometry chart available at this time). All bikes made-to-order with a 6-12 week lead time. Framesets are available for $5,500, with complete bikes from $7,700 and up.SummerCycles.comlast_img read more

PC Construction wins $215 million joint venture project to help DC Water with Clean Rivers Project

first_imgPC Construction,The PC/CDM Joint Venture, which brings together the industry-leading expertise in water treatment facility design and construction of PC Construction and CDM Smith, has been awarded the approximately $215 million Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station & Enhanced Clarification Facility project for DC Water.The design-build project will be constructed at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, DC. The tunnel dewatering pump station (TDPS) and the enhanced clarification facility (ECF) are part of the larger DC Clean Rivers Project, mandated under a Federal Consent Decree between the United States, the District Government and DC Water, to build tunnels to temporarily store combined sewer (sanitary and storm) overflows until they can be pumped to the treatment facility. Currently, rainwater from DC Water’s 725-square-mile service area can overwhelm the system and treatment facilities with a diluted mix of rainwater and sewage, resulting in potential overflow into the Anacostia and Potomac rivers as well as Rock Creek.Major project components include the construction of a 250 million gallons per day (mgd) TDPS which will pump a diluted mix of rainwater and sewage to the ECF. The new, 250 mgd ECF will utilize a ballasted high-rate clarification process. Treated water will be disinfected before discharge to the Potomac River. The TDPS and ECF will be expandable to 500 mgd in the future.The design phase of this project will begin in August, with construction following shortly thereafter. The overall tunnel project for DC Water is expected to be completed by March 2018.Since 2010, PC Construction has worked on four other projects for DC Water with a total estimated value of $375 million.‘We are pleased to work with the PC/CDM Joint Venture on this important component of our wet weather plan,’ said DC Water General Manager George Hawkins. ‘The projects that make up the wet weather plan achieve both nitrogen reduction and CSO abatement, improving the health of our waterways and saving hundreds of millions of dollars.’‘This massive project was awarded to the PC/CDM Joint Venture because of our successful performance on multiple projects with DC Water, and because we go above and beyond on every job,’said Kevin McCarthy, president of PC Construction. ‘This was an ‘all-in’effort throughout the procurement process with PC Construction’s operations, business development, estimating andscheduling groups ‘and our partners at CDM Smith ‘working night and day to meet the needs of DC Water and the residents, businesses and organizations in our nation’s capitol.’‘CDM Smith partnered with PC Construction based on a long history of successful projects and shared values between the firms,’said David Schwartz, vice president with CDM Smith. ‘We have also developed excellent working relationships among our local staff through over $300M of design-build work delivered or under contract in the DC Metropolitan area, including DC Water’s Biosolids Main Process Train, one of the greenest projects in the region.’About PC ConstructionPC Construction offers general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private companies and public entities of all sizes. The company manages projects up and down the East Coast and in the southeastern United States from its corporate headquarters in South Burlington, Vermont and regional offices in Portland, Maine and North Carolina. A construction industry leader for more than 50 years, PC Construction (formerly Pizzagalli Construction) is guided to success by its more than 900 dedicated employee-owners.About CDM SmithCDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.last_img read more

Berger: Data security should be Congress’ top priority

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger noted the “chilling effect” of continued retailer data breaches on consumer confidence and said Congress must act on a national data security standard for retailers when it resumes work next week. New reports said a suspected Home Depot breach could be widespread.Berger, in a statement, said Wednesday that the lack of a national data security standard creates an open invitation for cyber thieves. He added if the Home Depot data breach is confirmed at all 2,200 of its stores in the U.S., (as an updated KrebsonSecurity report suggests) the fallout could prove equal to the Target data breach late last year.“These continued data breaches will have a chilling effect on our consumer confidence and our economy at large unless Congress holds retailers to the same strict standards of data security and breach notification that financial institutions must adhere to,” said Berger. “Congress must make passing a national data security standard for retailers a top priority when it returns next week.”Berger, citing a report from Intel Security and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, noted costs of cybercrime to the global economy of $575 billion annually; of that, $100 billion is in the U.S. He also noted a recent Ponemon Institute survey, which estimated 47 percent of all American adults have been affected by data breaches over the last year, with an estimated 432 million online accounts being affected. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The mobile mindset

first_imgby. Michael OgdenHow important is offering mobile access to customers to the financial industry today? New smartphone lending data from CUNA Mutual Group answers that question:63% of adult smartphone owners use phones to go online.34% of those do online searches on their phones rather than a computer.More to the point, mobile website optimization for smartphones/tablets are key business practices to ensure financial institutions don’t miss any demographic segment (boomers, millennials, everyone).  For instance, the “Consumers Want Better Mobile Banking” study discovered this stat:1 in 6 millennials say poor mobile experience will cause them to find a new financial provider.Here’s the thing: mobile-optimized sites allow smartphone/tablet users to show and compare products easily, whenever and wherever they want. Major purchases, such as buying a new car, are happening on mobile devices. I give you this stat from “Mobile Device Use at the Dealership:”63% of auto shoppers researched & shopped on their mobile device while at the dealership.Even inside our own building, we are watching dramatic increases in mobile lending trends. Just look at the graphic below! continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Psychology of Oversharing Facebook Couples

first_imgThe Atlantic: Okay, so maybe you don’t want to know the nickname that girl from your high school has given her new paramour, just like you don’t particularly want to know the color of the daisies he bought her last week, or what they ate on their anniversary date, or the fact that he is, hands down, the best boyfriend ever. Surely, there are other, more valuable things that could be taking up the space in your brain currently occupied by the knowledge that she’s the luckiest girl in the world.But chances are you know these things anyway, because Facebook knows them, too.…Logically, it makes sense that relationship-contingent self-esteem, or RCSE, which has previously been linked to lower overall self-esteem and higher social anxiety, could lead someone to seek validation by systematically “liking” each of their partner’s status updates or insisting on making things Facebook official: “There is positive correlation between your self-esteem being contingent on relationships and it being contingent on other things external to you (e.g., others’ approval),” lead study author Gwendolyn Seidman told me in an email. “Those high in RCSE feel the need to show others, their partners and perhaps themselves that their relationship is ‘OK,’ and thus, they are OK.”Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Starbucks’ Cardiff drive-through pilot

first_imgThe group, which operates about 500 shops in Britain, has secured a site on one of Cardiff’s main arterial roads in the Cardiff Bay area.Starbucks has about 2,000 drive-through outlets in North America and the stores account for about half of all new stores in its domestic market.The group has exchanged contracts for the site, but the scheme is yet to receive planning permission.last_img

New development director for Heron as prelet secured at The Peak

first_imgEvans joins from residential developer First Base where he was a development director. He has also previously worked at Australian developer Lend Lease and has carried out a range of property developments across Asia. Peak performanceHe will be responsible for Heron’s developments including Stone House, part of the Heron Plaza development in the City of London, and The Peak in Victoria. Gerald Ronson, chief executive at Heron International, said: ‘Steven brings a wealth of experience and will play a key role in the development of Stone House, a major component in the overall Heron Plaza project, and The Peak, in a prime central London location.’Heron and joint venture development partner Co-operative Insurance Society also announced today they had secured a prelet to Halifax, part of HBOS at its118,000 sq ft The Peak scheme in Victoria. Halifax has taken the ground floor and the basement, totalling 18,840 sq ft, immediately opposite Victoria Station and Cardinal Place. Halifax has agreed a 15-year lease at the scheme which is being jointly marketed by CB Richard Ellis and DTZ. It is due to complete next spring.last_img read more

Skyward Automotive Products Hires Joe Sotolongo

first_imgSotolongo has worked for major domestic and global manufacturers including Renard Mfg. WAI, Auto 7, Interamericana – VW and Stant Corporation. Sotolongo brings a strong background in product development with more than 30 years of Asian supply chain management. He has a unique ability to build brands that match customer needs and it is this ability that makes him uniquely positioned to continue the expansion of the SKP brand, said the company. Joe Sotolongo has been appointed as Senior Director of Product Management and Business Development for Skyward Automotive Products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Europe Industrial Gas Summit 2020: Postponed

first_imgThe Summit had been due to take place on 2nd & 3rd June in Budapest, Hungary. It will now be rescheduled to a later date, still to be confirmed.gasworld fully intends to stage the event, maintain its current theme and agenda, and stay as true to the Summit’s original plans as possible. However, a date cannot yet be determined due to the ongoing – and worsening – spread of Covid-19 and the impact this is having on industry, economy and the individual(s).Hungary banned public gatherings of more than 100 people indoors, and 500 people outdoors, last week with immediate effect. These restrictions remain in place until further notice, the country said, adding that it expects the epidemic’s impact to last for months rather than weeks.Committedgasworld will confirm the rescheduled dates for its Europe Industrial Gas Summit 2020 as soon as there is a clearer picture on the containment of Covid-19 in Europe and the resulting restrictions on travel and public/business gatherings.We are keenly aware of our responsibilities as an established events organiser for many years, and we have been monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) on a daily basis. Our staff, speaker and customer safety is paramount and despite our commitment to calm and caution rather than panic and alarm, in light of the continued outbreak of this virus and its evident impact on business travel we have taken the decision to reschedule the event in the interests of all involved.We are committed to doing the event justice, but also doing our speakers, sponsors and delegates justice by providing the kind of event they would expect from us. Our aim is always to provide the maximum business opportunities, and a forum for discussion and debate with as many key stakeholders as possible.We are keenly aware of the impact of current event postponements around the world and what this is likely to mean for an intense events calendar for the industry for the second half of the year; we are, therefore, working to identify the best possible dates for a rescheduling of the event. Please bear with us while we do so, until further information is available, and contact the gasworld events team directly for more information.last_img read more