See the current Emmy nominee chat about her stage roles and more below. “Yes, absolutely,” responded Lange when asked about a Broadway return in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “About 12 years ago now, I did a production of what is probably my favorite play ever of all time, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and I am planning on doing that sometime within the next year and a half back on Broadway.” Lange starred alongside British actor Charles Dance in a West End production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day’s Journey in November 2000. She earned an Olivier Award nomination for her performance as Mary Tyrone, a drug-addled mother struggling with a morphine addiction. She last tread the Broadway boards as Amanda Wingfield in the 2005 revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, and she made her Broadway debut in 1992 as Blanche DuBois in another Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. View Comments The actress was nominated for six Academy Awards (winning two for Tootsie and Blue Sky), five Emmys (winning two for Grey Gardens and American Horror Story) and 13 Golden Globes (winning five). She’s currently wowing audiences in Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed FX series American Horror Story, which premieres its third season in October 2013. “Blanche DuBois and Mary Tyrone probably are my favorite characters that I ever, ever, ever played,” continued Lange. “It’s wonderful when you are able to create this character and then revisit it years later. So that’s what I’m really looking forward to.” Straight from the star herself, Oscar and Emmy winner Jessica Lange has dropped the news that she’ll be returning to the stage in a new Broadway mounting of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
View Comments Celebrity Autobiography officially arrived on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on November 26. The opening night boasted an A-list roster that included Lewis Black, Mario Cantone, Cecily Strong, Dayle Reyfel, Tate Donovan, Matthew Broderick, Rachel Dratch and Eugene Pack who performed excerpts from the memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. Celebrity Autobiography will play two additional performances (on December 10 and December 17) with different casts that will feature Alec Baldwin, Tony Danza and Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski. Check out the photo of the opening night cast, and be sure to catch this hilarious show! Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 17, 2018 Related Shows Lewis Black, Mario Cantone, Cecily Strong, Dayle Reyfel, Tate Donovan, Matthew Broderick, Rachel Dratch & Eugene Pack (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com) Celebrity Autobiography on Broadway Star Files Matthew Broderick
View Comments Mark your calendar! The 74th Annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2020. Nominations for Broadway’s biggest honor will be announced on April 28, 2020.The official eligibility cutoff for all Broadway productions opening in the 2019-2020 season will be April 23, 2020. Productions meeting all other eligibility requirements and opening on or before the eligibility date will be considered for 2020 Tony Award nominations.The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award, which was founded by the American Theatre Wing in 1947, is bestowed annually on theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry.Top winners at the 2019 Tony Awards included Hadestown and The Ferryman.
Vermont Business Magazine One of the most beloved and generous Vermonters and a Burlington native died Monday, January 11. Cynthia Hoehl, 73, was a noted philanthropist and with her late husband, Bob, established the Hoehl Family Foundation, which contributed to many causes and organizations here in Vermont, in Florida and internationally. Her obituary, which first ran in the Burlington Free Press on Thursday, is below.Rita Markley, Executive Director, Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), sent this tribute: “Cindy Hoehl was a longtime supporter of COTS who cheered our successes and urged us on when the obstacles seemed overwhelming. I will never forget her weekly calls and support during the late ’90s and early 2000, when we were frantically scrambling to find space for the skyrocketing number of homeless families turning to COTS each night. Cindy could not bear the idea that any child would be forced to spend the night in an unheated car or an abandoned building for lack of a safe, warm space. She just wouldn’t stand for it, not here in Vermont and certainly not while she was around to prevent it.Cynthia and Robert Hoehl at Saint Michael’s College in 2010. Courtesy photos”She didn’t just support us financially, she called me with property leads, drove me to see several places that might work as a winter refuge and, personally, lightened me up during that tense time by making me laugh with a funny story or a witty play on words. “Cindy Hoehl walked in every COTS walk going all the way back before 1992, even when she was down in Naples, Florida; she’d literally take a pedometer and pace out the exact distance. Cindy made time to attend our notoriously unglamorous Annual Meetings, helped shovel out a new garden at our family shelter on Main Street, and stayed close to our work through the decades.”Her financial support sustained COTS and many other organizations. And her personal involvement set a high standard by showing that philanthropy isn’t just writing a check, it’s active engagement in shaping a better world.”Cindy believed passionately that everyone deserves not just a home, but a chance. Her countless acts of generosity leave a legacy that affirms profoundly the value and dignity of every human life. She was extraordinary. “I am so glad that I had a chance to visit with her just before Thanksgiving and tell her how much she mattered to COTS, to all of those we serve, and to me.”Saint Michael’s College President John J Neuhauser sent this statement: “Saint Michael’s College mourns the loss of a long-time friend and supporter of the College. Cindy and Bob Hoehl began their association with the College when both were undergraduates, Bob at Saint Michael’s and Cindy at Trinity College. Certainly their continuing generosity to the College has created a legacy of gratitude from the many students who have benefited.“Cindy never forgot who she was, where she lived, and the importance of building the community that had first nourished her. Her good humor and intense, unwavering devotion to those of the community who need assistance mark her time here so well. We will remember her as someone who deeply cared about those around her, her family to be sure, but also the institutions that nourish this corner of Vermont. The College is enormously proud that she was a member of our family. We who live and learn here will honor her memory by continuing the good work she unselfishly began.”Blanche Podhajski, PhD, President, Stern Center for Language and Learning, said: “Cynthia K Hoehl epitomized the best of Vermont and the heart of philanthropy. She prided herself on being a mother and a teacher – she was smart, witty and loving. She established the Cynthia K Hoehl Institute for Excellence at the Stern Center to support extending teacher knowledge and student learning. When I would thank her for her great generosity, she told me she believed Scripture: ‘to whom much is given, much is expected.’ Cynthia K Hoehl exceeded expectations. I feel very privileged to have known and loved her.”ObituaryCynthia HoehlAge: 73 • Ferrisburgh, VTAfter having spent a lovely holiday and birthday surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and friends. Cynthia Hoehl, 73, passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2016. Born on January 2, 1943, in Burlington, VT, Cynthia Ann was the youngest daughter of John Ferdinand and Christina Paula Kieslich. After her father passed away, her mother remarried Frank Deslauriers, and the family moved to St. Albans, VT where she graduated from Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans. Cynthia attended Trinity College and as a freshman, and at 16 years old, met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Hoehl. They married at St. Mary’s Church in St. Albans on August 17, 1963.Cynthia, Cindy to her close friends, was a loving mother, making a home for her ever-growing family and supporting Bob in his business endeavors from IBM to BDP and finally IDX. She and her family fondly enjoyed reminiscing of the homes and friends from Barre, Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington. With her kids all busy in school, mom took the opportunity to continue her education. She began by attending the kids’ high school to master algebra, in 1991 she received her Master’s in history from Saint Michael’s College, and in 2010 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from SMC. She also enjoyed extensive traveling with family and friends. Cynthia and Bob’s success allowed them the privilege of being able to give back to these communities they called home, and in 2002 they earned the title “Outstanding Vermont Family Philanthropist” from the Northern New England Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.She was active in many charitable organizations in the greater Burlington area with a particular focus on enhancing the lives of Vermonters through the support of their basic human needs. Dismas House, The Lund Center, COTS and the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence at the Stern Center were among the many beneficiaries of her generosity. From teaching the inmates to read at Chittenden County Correctional Facility to building houses in Immokalee County, Florida and a school in Haiti, she heeded her call to service and charity.Cynthia now joins her husband and partner, Bob, who passed away in 2010; her sister, Christine, and her brother, John.She is survived by two brothers, Karl and Paul; her sisters-in-law, Irene, Donna, Dot and Anita; her six children: Krystin and Michael Downes of Tully, NY; Robert and Betsy Hoehl of Clearwater Beach, FL; John and Martha Hoehl of South Burlington; Katharine and Mark Kostin of Yarmouth, ME; Nicholas and Stacy Hoehl of Waukesha, WI; Tad and Jessica Hoehl of Shelburne; as well as her 15 grandchildren.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Michael’s College Chapel on Saturday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Hoehl Welcome Center. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors. In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks that you take a loved one to dinner to talk, and if the Spirit moves you,make either a time or monetary donation to your favorite charity.
World Learning/SIT,Declining enrollments will shift full-time graduate programs from flagship campus to foreign sitesby Randolph T Holhut/The Commons(link is external) The School for International Training in Brattleboro is about to undergo a major transition. SIT still will have its headquarters in Brattleboro, but according to its president, Dr Sophia Howlett, its educational programs will expand to the more than 30 countries where SIT has learning sites. Last week, SIT issued a news release saying it would no longer offer full-time graduate programs in Brattleboro. The emphasis will be shifted to developing a new, full-time, global master’s degree program that will instead use SIT’s overseas program centers.In a January 8 interview with The Commons, Howlett said that as result of this change, up to 30 positions on the Brattleboro campus would be eliminated by the end of fiscal year 2019.Dr Sophia Howlett, president of the School for International Training in Brattleboro. Randolph T Holhut/The Commons“This is not a case of SIT moving away from Vermont, or that we’re in trouble and shutting down,” she said. “We’re doing this precisely because we want to avoid being in trouble. We are not in decent shape [financially] and by doing this, we will be in decent shape by the end of fiscal 2019.”A new approachWhile Brattleboro will still be the headquarters for the SIT Graduate Institute, the Experiment in International Living, and the administrative and philanthropic staff of SIT’s parent, World Learning, Howlett said there will be fewer positions needed in Brattleboro and more needed at SIT’s international sites.SIT and World Learning employ about 160 people in Brattleboro, and Howlett said the SIT staff reductions will be made gradually over the next six months.The ultimate number of positions that will be cut are independent of how many people take early retirement or seek work elsewhere, Howlett said.Howlett said the financial issues afflicting SIT aren’t new, and aren’t a secret. They have been present for years, and people associated with the institution have been aware of them. But one trend in particular, she said, has been unmistakable.“We’ve been seeing declining enrollment for our graduate programs [in Brattleboro],” she said. “However, we have seen record-breaking enrollment for our study-abroad programs. We now have more than 2,500 students in our study abroad programs every year.”The trouble, she said is that the money SIT is making on the study-abroad programs is being swallowed up by the deficits in the on-campus graduate programs.Howlett, who took over as SIT’s president in January 2017, said the determination that something needed to be done became clear last month, when she learned that SIT wasn’t going to make its enrollment target for January. The target was about 40 new students, but by early December, only 10 had signed up.“The idea of this new model is to change it around, get us to the point where we’re not in deficit in 2019, and then we can say, ‘let’s take a breath and start building again,’” Howlett said.Pending accreditation, SIT hopes to launch a one-year Master’s degree program in Climate Change and Global Sustainability in the fall.Two semesters will be taught in Iceland and Tanzania, countries known for their innovative approaches to dealing with global warming and climate change. In the third semester, students will conduct their own practicums at any location in the world to apply what they’ve learned.Looking outwardThere has been a decline in international enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities, Howlett said — particularly in the programs that SIT offers. But the sharp increase in U.S. students wanting to study abroad gives her hope.The Experiment in International Living was started in Putney in 1932 by Donald Watt “to burst bubbles” Howlett said, and to expose U.S. students to other cultures. That tradition continues at SIT.“It’s important to get U.S. students out of the country and get them thinking more globally and approaching the things that affect us on a global level,” she said.Two programs will continue on the SIT campus. One is a low-residency program for international education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the other is CONTACT, a summer peace-building program that brings together children from nations in conflict.Howlett said she has been talking with her peers, such as Marlboro College president Kevin Quigley and Landmark College president Peter Eden, “not to compare notes, but to make sure they know what’s going on.”“On one hand, there’s a lot of pain,” she said, “but there’s also a determination from faculty that what they created and invested in continues and hopefully improves for the better. It’s like a grieving process. You get anger, you get tears, you get people asking ‘why?’ Part of my role is to guide people through it.”That is why she has also been meeting with local alumni in the Brattleboro area to outline the changes. She said she wants to be as transparent as possible and to ensure that they understand “why it is necessary to make the changes.”“There’s so much about the old model that is loved — all the amazing faculty that devoted their lives to SIT and all the amazing alumni,” Howlett said. “Everyone has been working like crazy trying to get this right. It’s a tightrope, but if everything goes as planned, ultimately this will be positive.”Originally published in The Commons issue #441 (Wednesday, January 10, 2018). This story appeared on page A1. commonsnews.org(link is external).
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Sri Lankan Railways ordered the 120 km/h trains using financing from a US$79·8m Chinese sovereign loan.Each S14 has two 74 tonne Bo-Bo power cars with a 1 950 hp MTU 12V 4000 R41 diesel engine, plus seven intermediate coaches. There are two first class air-conditioned cars with a capacity of 88 passengers, two second class cars to carry 96 people and three third class cars able to accomodate 216 passengers.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# SRI LANKA: The first of nine S14 diesel trainsets being supplied by CRRC Qingdao Sifang has entered revenue service on the Colombo Fort – Badulla line, which has a journey time of 8 h 43 min.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The trains are equipped with a passenger information system, and the first class cars have entertainment screens. There are also wheelchair accessible toilets.An in-depth article on the modernisation of Sri Lanka’s railway network appeared in the August 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.
Tweet Share NewsRegional CARICOM votes to upgrade Palestinian UN status by: – December 1, 2012 Share 30 Views no discussions NEW YORK, USA — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states, with the exception of The Bahamas and Barbados, voted in unison to support UN Resolution 67/19 that granted observer status to the State of Palestine at the United Nations on Thursday, which is similar to the status of the Holy See. Two important CARICOM states, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, broke with traditional positions and supported the Palestinian vote for observer status at the UN. In the past they never explicitly supported Palestinian statehood and have abstained on the issue. The United Nations voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to recognize the State of Palestine. More than two-thirds of the world body’s 193 member states approved the resolution to upgrade Palestine to a non-member observer state. It passed 138-9, with 41 abstentions. Joining the United States in voting no was Canada, Czech Republic, Panama and a few other Pacific Island states. Five CARICOM member states, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize and Grenada, co-sponsored the resolution. Prior to the actual vote, Belize, Grenada and Suriname added their names as co-sponsors of the resolution. Since 1975 Guyana has been a member of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, and the first Caribbean country to recognise Palestine as a state. And since coming to office two years ago, Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse has solidified ties with non-aligned nations, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Arab, African and Asian bloc of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and has been an advocate of Palestinian statehood. “Suriname and Guyana through CARICOM and in their recent role as chair respectively of the second and third committee have supported a united CARICOM position,” said Suriname’s Ambassador’s to the United Nations, Henry MacDonald. A lot of behind the scenes lobbying to have a unified CARICOM position on the Palestine upgrade resolution by Suriname and Guyana took place at CARICOM and at the UN.Haiti, as expected, like Colombia abstained, but Paraguay’s abstention was a surprise after Paraguay had recognized the Palestinian state a few years ago. The change of government in Paraguay more recently could account for this move. While this UN move is merely symbolic, it will allow Palestine to join international organisations such as the International Criminal Court, where Palestine can bring charges against Israel’s occupation, and expansion of settlements in the West Bank. As well, some assert, it will give the Palestinians more leverage to negotiate with Israel. According to MacDonald, “The new status will also allow Palestine to get access to international financial institutions like the IMF and the World Bank.”Caribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring!
Vaunix Technology, a manufacturer of USB controlled and powered test equipment, continues down their path toward a full catalog of solutions for test applications that can take advantage of programmable RF devices. This products will be displayed at booth #3423 at IMS 2015 in Phornix, Az from 19-21 May.The LSG and LMS series of Lab Brick Signal Generators provide all the signal-generating capability of a full-sized test signal source without the need for cumbersome rack equipment. Together they cover frequency ranges from 20 MHz – 20 GHz, with high output levels and excellent spectral purity.The LDA series of Lab Brick Digital Attenuators boast 120 dB of programmable attenuation through 6 GHz, and can be used in the development of low-cost fading simulators for Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and Single Input Multiple Output (SIMO) communication systems such as WiMAX, 3G and LTE.Lab Brick Switch products have a 10 W power handling capability and offer reliable, high isolation, low power and low cost solid state solutions in both single pole double throw (SPDT) and single pole four throw (SP4T) configurations. And the Lab Brick Phase Shifter line provides excellent phase accuracy while offering 1 degree phase resolution through 12 GHz, and can be used in beam forming and phased array antenna systems.Latest designs include attenuators with 120 dB of programmable attenuation through 6,000 MHz; 50 and 75 Ohm single pole, double throw and single pole, four throw switches; 2 to 4 GHz and 4 to 8 GHz phase shifters, and a .5 MHz to 270 MHz signal generator with a 100-microsecond switching time and 100 Hz frequency resolution.Powered by USB and controlled by easy-to-use, graphical-user-interface (GUI) software, Lab Bricks are designed to meet the needs of engineers and technicians who work either in the lab or in the field.
Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced a next-generation wideband mmWave synthesizer with the industry’s highest performance and unique set of features optimized for 5G and broadband wireless applications. The flagship 8V97003 device is ideal as a local oscillator (LO) for mmWave and beamforming, or a precision reference clock for a high-speed data converter in numerous applications such as test and measurements, optical networking, and data acquisition.Bobby Matinpour, Vice President of Timing Products, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas commented that the new 8V97003 has been developed for the latest generation of high-performance mmWave radios, ensuring it meets their customers’ most demanding frequency range, phase noise, and output power requirements. With its best-in-class performance in a single-chip design, the 8V97003 is particularly well-suited for emerging applications above the 6 GHz carrier frequency, including broadband wireless, microwave backhaul, and 5G radios.The 8V97003 delivers the industry’s best combination of a wide frequency range (171.875 MHz to 18 GHz), ultra-low output phase noise (-60.6dBc at 20 kHz to 100 MHz at 6 GHz) and high output power over its entire frequency range. The wide frequency range enables customers to use a single 8V97003 in place of multiple synthesizer modules reducing solution footprint and cost. Its high output power eliminates the need for external drivers, further reducing complexity and overall power consumption without compromising performances. The ultra-low output phase noise makes it an excellent choice for 5G and other wireless applications as it enables superior system-level signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and error vector magnitude (EVM). As a reference clock for high-speed data converters, 8V97003 maximizes system performance by improving SNR and spurious-free-dynamic-range (SFDR).AvailabilityMass production quantities of the 8V97003 are now available in a 7mm x 7mm, 48-lead VFQFPN package. Click here to read more information.