Neil LaBute’s The Money Shot Begins Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments The Money Shot The Money Shot tells the story of Karen and Steve, two glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. The night before filming a big scene for the latest film by a hot shot European director, the two meet with their respective partners to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 19, 2014 In addition to Reaser and Weller, the cast features Gia Crovatin and Callie Thorne. The Money Shot, by Neil LaBute, begins performances off-Broadway on September 4. Elizabeth Reaser and Frederick Weller star in the MCC production directed by Terry Kinney. Performances will run through October 12 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is set for September 22.last_img read more

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German utility EnBW to build 180MW, subsidy-free solar project, country’s largest to date

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:German utility EnBW has signed off on the investment for a 180-megawatt subsidy-free solar farm. As well as becoming Germany’s largest solar farm, EnBW says it will be the first major unsubsidized solar project in the country.Work on the Weesow-Willmersdorf plant, in the state of Brandenburg, will begin at the start of next year. The company expects commissioning to take place before the end of 2020.EnBW CTO Hans-Josef Zimmer said he was confident in the project’s economics without subsidies, but cautioned that it, and future projects, would require priority dispatch rules to remain viable.The priority dispatch rule is part of Germany’s landmark renewable energy act, known as the EEG. It attempts to limit the curtailment of renewable sources by putting them at the head of the queue for grid access.But the European Union has ruled as part of its post-2020 energy package that new renewable energy projects in member states should not benefit from priority status. An exception was granted for solar installs up to 400 kilowatts. Existing plants won’t be affected.Developer BayWa r.e. is in the construction phase of a small 8.8-megawatt, subsidy-free project that it refers to as a test case. It will be one of the country’s very first to go forward without subsidies.More: Germany’s largest solar farm will also be subsidy-free German utility EnBW to build 180MW, subsidy-free solar project, country’s largest to datelast_img read more

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Newsday Gets 3rd New Publisher in 6 Years

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Newsday named a former Dow Jones executive as publisher of Long Island’s lone daily newspaper in what comes as the third change at the helm in a span of about six years.Gordon McLeod will take over as head of Newsday Media Group on April 1, the paper, which is owned by Bethpage-based Cablevision Systems Corp., announced in a news release Thursday.“I am honored to be joining such a talented team and I look forward to continuing their work of enhancing Newsday‘s vital role for readers, advertisers and the community,” McLeod said in a news release.McLeod replaces Fred Groser, a former phone book publisher, who announced his plans to retire last year. Groser had taken over for Terry Jiminez, the former publisher of free New York City daily amNewYork, in 2010. Jiminez’ brief stint as Newsday publisher started when Timothy Knight resigned after five years in the fall of ’09, the year after Cablevision bought the Melville-based paper.The incoming publisher will oversee editorial, digital and business operations for the newspaper, its website, amNewYork, amny.com, exploreLI.com and the company’s group of weekly shopper publications. He will report to Brian Sweeney, Cablevision’s senior executive vice president of strategy.McLeod had previously worked at Krux, an ad-tech start-up, after he left News Corp.’s Dow Jones & Company, as president of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in ’10. Before that, he held executive roles at CBS News, Grey Entertainment and Time Inc.As of March ’13, Newsday ranked as the 12th largest daily newspaper in the nation with an average circulation of more than 377,000, which marked a 5 percent drop from the year prior, according to the latest figures available from the Alliance for Audited Media.last_img read more

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Freeport Murder Suspect Identified

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police have identified a suspect wanted for allegedly gunning down a 21-year-old man outside of the victim’s Freeport home last weekend.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that Autrey “Pluto” Watson repeatedly fired a semi-automatic pistol into a crowd, striking Lyreek Crawley in the head during a house party at on Colonial Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Dec. 28. The gun has not been recovered, authorities said.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors told the Press that the dispute may have been gang-related, but police did not confirm that. Police did say that a house in Freeport was shot at on Tuesday night, but it was not clear if it was the same residence.The murder suspect may have fled the scene in a champagne-colored Toyota Camry that was last seen heading westbound on Colonial Avenue toward Main Street, according to investigators.Watson is described as 5-feet, 6-inches tall, 130 pounds with short hair. His last known address was 117 Debevoise Ave., Roosevelt.Nassau County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of this suspect, or with any information about this crime, to call them at 516-573-7788 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.last_img read more

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Wednesday people roundup

first_imgHymans Robertson – Stephen Makin has been appointed a senior risk consultant in the Enterprise Risk Management practice. He joins from Prudential, where he was head of longevity research. He also ran his own consultancy business, with a focus on the quantitative aspects of Solvency II preparations.AMP Capital – Kate Campbell has been appointed institutional director for Europe. She joins from JP Morgan, where she was executive director of capital introduction in the prime brokerage region. She has also held positions at Deutsche Bank, Equity Capital Markets and Goldman Sachs.LCP – Suzanne Taylor has been appointed as a senior consultant in the pensions administration team. She has more than 14 years’ experience in pensions administration and operational change management, most recently with Aon Hewitt.Affiliated Managers Group – Niall Ferguson has been appointed to the board of directors. Ferguson is Laurence A Tisch professor of history at Harvard University, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. State Street Global Advisors, Babson Capital, BlackRock, Hymans Robertson, AMP Capital, LCP, Affiliated Managers GroupState Street Global Advisors – Joe Riddaway has been appointed UK senior consultant relations manager. He joins from Mercer Investments, where he was head of UK client service for its fiduciary management business. He has also worked at JLT Actuaries, Consultants and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jasper Bugter has been appointed as senior relationship manager for the institutional business in the Benelux team. He joins from Generali Investments Europe, where he was head of institutional sales for the Benelux region. Before then, he worked at Robeco, Aegon and ABN AMRO Bank. Michele Marchese has been appointed senior sales manager for SSgA’s institutional business in Italy. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse in the asset management division, where he was responsible for developing its institutional business in the country.Babson Capital – The asset manager has added 12 new investment professionals to its emerging market investment team, completing an expansion that began in the autumn of 2013. Last October, the firm hired Ricardo Adrogue and Brigitte Posch to spearhead its new emerging market debt team under the leadership of Russ Morrison, managing director and head of global fixed income. Babson recently launched two emerging market debt funds in Europe, and plans to expand its offerings over the near term.BlackRock – Pablo Goldberg has been appointed managing director, portfolio manager and senior strategist within the emerging market fixed income business. He joins from HSBC, where, since 2010, he was managing director and global head of emerging market research. Before then, he was global head of emerging market debt strategy and chief economist for Latin America at Merrill Lynch.last_img read more

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COVID-19 boosts digital agenda across asset managers, reveals gaps

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic is putting pressure on asset managers to accelerate digital growth throughout their businesses, a consultancy has said on the basis of a survey.Alpha FMC, an asset and wealth management consultancy, surveyed 40 of the largest global asset managers. It found that 79% now considered digital a top or high priority area, compared with 64% in last year’s survey.More than half (55%) predicted their firms’ digital spending would increase over the next year. Sales enablement activity was the second-ranked area of expenditure on digital for asset managers across the board and the top priority digital spend for institutional firms.The consultancy also said the coronavirus pandemic had effectively stress-tested the digital estate of many firms, highlighting that some might not be as far along their transformation journey as they previously thought. The majority of firms (68%) described themselves as ‘getting organised’ on digitisation, a 20% increase on 2019.According to the survey, less than a quarter of managers thought their existing digital capabilities met client expectations and 75% said less than 5% of their workforce were in roles that focus on the growth of digital.“Digitisation is now equally relevant across all segments including institutional investors”Kevin O’Shaughnessy, head of digital and agile transformation at Alpha FMCAlpha said its research threw up a “stark change in landscape” since 2019 with regard to the obstacles preventing widespread digital adoption.According to the latest survey, the top three obstacles to good digital delivery in 2020 are seen as a lack of investment, organisational set-ups that are digitally incompatible, and a need for cultural change across businesses.In last year’s survey, underinvestment was not necessarily considered an obstacle and previously, lack of buy-in from senior leadership proved one of the major barriers to digital change.“However, this year’s findings indicate that the industry’s key decision makers now recognise the benefits that company-wide digitisation can bring,” said Alpha.Kevin O’Shaughnessy, head of digital and agile transformation at Alpha FMC, said: “While coronavirus appears to have shocked many firms into taking their digital transitions more seriously, there is still much work to be done across the sector in order to meet increasing client demands.“Our findings indicate that the importance of digitisation has moved across many aspects of an asset managers business and is now equally relevant across all segments including institutional investors. Asset managers see that their clients have become accustomed to slick digital offerings in lockdown and want to see them rolled out further.”Alpha’s survey took place between April and May this year.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

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EPL: Ndidi’s Leicester face Liverpool test

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Liverpool vs. Leicester CityVenue: Anfield StadiumKick off: 3PMBrendan Rodgers returns to Anfield this afternoon for the first time since leaving Liverpool when his high-flying Leicester City side come to town.Both teams have made impressive starts to the season, with Liverpool still perfect in the league after seven games and Leicester sitting third in the table.Rodgers will likely be warmly received at Anfield on his first return to the stadium, having gone a long way to laying the foundations for the success which has followed under his successor Jurgen Klopp.The Northern Irishman was sometimes a figure of ridicule during his time in the Liverpool dugout, but he took the Reds back into the Champions League and to within a whisker of the Premier League title before leaving in October 2015.Rodgers’s reputation when leaving was perhaps lower than it should have been, but he has firmly rebuilt that now following a trophy-laden spell at Celtic and a very promising start to life as Leicester boss.Indeed, since he was appointed only Liverpool and Manchester City have picked up more points in the Premier League – a statistic which proves that Leicester’s current position of third in the table is no fluke.The Foxes actually have more points now than they did at the same stage of their unforgettable title-winning season and, while the relentless standard of the 2019-20 leading pack makes a repeat of that miracle highly unlikely, a top-six or even top-four challenge looks entirely within their capability.Certainly, they will expect to hold their own against any of the traditional big boys – they have already beaten Tottenham Hotspur and drawn with Chelsea this season – and will therefore have more belief than most that they can pull off an upset at Anfield.Plenty of teams have tried and failed to do that in recent times, though, and an away game against Liverpool is arguably the toughest assignment in world football at the moment.The stats suggest just that – Liverpool’s 43-match unbeaten league run at Anfield is the longest current streak in Europe’s top five leagues and the second-longest in their history, after only a 63-game streak between February 1978 and December 1980.The fact that that run was ended by Leicester will not be lost on the more studious of football historians, but Klopp’s side do look almost unstoppable at home right now, winning their last 12 Anfield outings across all competitions.That streak, which is their best since 16 in a row in 1985, did come under serious threat in midweek, though, with Red Bull Salzburg almost pulling off exactly the type of Champions League comeback Liverpool themselves have become famous for.It looked as though Liverpool might rival Bayern Munich’s scoring prowess when they raced into a 3-0 lead inside 36 minutes, only for Salzburg to produce a remarkable fightback and restore parity. Eventually the Reds did secure the win through Mohamed Salah’s strike, but it was a game which went a long way to damaging the aura of invincibility around Klopp’s side at Anfield.It remains to be seen whether Leicester are brave enough to give it as much of a go as a Salzburg side playing in what could be the biggest game in a lot of their careers, but it would have given the Foxes confidence that an open, expansive style can still hurt a Liverpool side that usually relishes such space.Ultimately, though, it was another win for the Merseysiders – their fourth in a row and 10th from their last 11 outings, including a perfect record of seven wins from seven in the Premier League.Another win this weekend would ensure that they go into the second international break of the season with at least a five-point lead at the top, which would be a welcome cushion to have considering they face bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in their next outing after this one.Matches against Genk, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are also to come in a difficult October, although Liverpool will go into every game now expecting to win having chalked up 16 victories in a row in the Premier League.Only Manchester City under Pep Guardiola a couple of years ago have ever recorded a better run in English top-flight football, meaning that a win on Saturday would enable Liverpool to equal that mark of 18 successive wins at Old Trafford. Liverpool possible XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane.Leicester possible XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Perez, Maddison, Ndidi, Tielemans, Barnes, Vardy.Tags: EPLLeicester CityLiverpoollast_img read more

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RVP set for United return

first_img “It’s been great working with Wayne because he’s an excellent footballer,” he said. “I’ve said from day one he’s been great. “He had a very good game in midweek. “We want that form to continue. We want him to keep scoring goals. “He is a big plus for us just now. “I don’t think it’s me or anyone else. It’s Wayne Rooney. He had to make sure he was the best he could be and he’s done that. “He’s in good nick, his talent is unquestionable. “He’s physically very good, mentally in a good place and his form has been good.” After losing three times already this season, and recording only one victory in their four Premier League home games, United have fallen off the pace and head into the weekend eight points adrift of pacesetters Arsenal. Stoke manager Mark Hughes on Thursday suggested his old club could not afford any further slip-ups and that there was an air of vulnerability about them that did not exist under Sir Alex Ferguson. Evidently, Moyes does not agree. “That might be Mark’s opinion,” said Moyes. “He’s entitled to that but we’ll wait and see. “There’s only two months of the season gone and there will be a lot of slip-ups by teams between now and the end of the season. “We don’t want to lose many more if we can help it.” Manager David Moyes has confirmed Robin van Persie should be fit to return for Manchester United when the Premier League champions entertain Stoke. Van Persie sat out Wednesday’s Champions League victory over Real Sociedad with a combination of niggling problems. But it appears the Dutchman’s absence will be a brief one. “Robin has a good chance,” said Moyes. “He had a problem with his toes and a little bit with his groin. “But he has had a little bit of training as well and he should be okay.” Moyes confirmed experienced defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were also progressing well. However, England duo Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley remained on the sidelines. “Danny has fluid on his knee,” the Scot said. “Tom is still recovering from his calf.” Moyes refused to comment on reports United were set to offer striker Wayne Rooney a contract extension. However, the Scot did admit Rooney was in top form at present. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Mercedes have ‘real big problems’ to resolve says Hamilton

first_imgSEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Formula One world champions Mercedes have some “real big problems” to fix with their car, title favourite Lewis Hamilton said on Sunday after finishing second in the Malaysian Grand Prix.The Briton, now 34 points clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and well on his way to a fourth title, started in pole position but lost out to Red Bull’s 20-year-old Dutch driver Max Verstappen.Hamilton was helped by an engine problem sidelining Vettel in qualifying and another issue preventing the German’s team mate Kimi Raikkonen from taking his place on the front row of the starting grid.But Verstappen was significantly faster once the race started while Vettel showed the Ferrari’s potential by going from last to fourth and beating Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas.“There is (a fair amount of work still to do) but there’s nothing we can do,” Hamilton, who was also gifted a win in Singapore two weeks ago when both Ferraris collided at the start, told Sky Sports television.”It’s the way the car is.”I think globally we have not got the best car and we’ve done an exceptional job with what we have. There are some real big problems that I can’t really explain to you…“But we really need make sure we rectify them for next year’s car if we’re going to have any chance of fighting both these teams next year when they step up their game,” added the Briton.Hamilton said the car was good at some races, and not at others, but Mercedes would do everything they could to stay ahead.Team boss Toto Wolff also sounded far from celebratory, despite Hamilton stretching his lead by six points with a hefty dose of luck.“I am just very down, I must say,” declared the Austrian.”We have lost so much pace this weekend…how can a car that is so fast on many circuits lose so much with a tire that is overheating?“Probably if you look at the real pace today it would have been P5 (fifth). And that is worrisome. Now let’s see what happens in Suzuka. We have a couple of days to try and understand.”The Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka follows on immediately from Malaysia, with four races remaining after that.last_img read more

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Joseph maintains aggression, provides scoring for flat Orange offense in loss

first_img Published on January 17, 2015 at 9:50 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ CLEMSON, S.C — Kaleb Joseph has never played so well in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The freshman point guard delivered 12 points, two assists to one turnover and a rebound in 33 minutes of Syracuse’s (13-5, 4-1 ACC) 66-53 loss to Clemson (10-7, 2-3) on Saturday evening at Littlejohn Coliseum.His scoring was a necessity on a night when Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije were all but silenced. For much of the season, Joseph’s play has been restricted to perimeter passing. Opposing teams give him space to shoot, as he’s only taken 22 3s on the season and made just four of them.But on Saturday night he consistently cut into the lane, creating a flurry of open looks from the elbows and improved as the game went on.“Kaleb does some crazy stuff,” Jim Boeheim said. “That’s just normal for a freshman, but he was more aggressive in the second half, he got in the lane and he got some good shots.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s an offensive output Boeheim said Joseph will have to reproduce. With Chris McCullough out for the season, Syracuse lacks a clear fourth scoring option after Rakeem Christmas, Cooney and Gbinije.Joseph’s 12 points represented 22.6 percent of SU’s scoring against the Tigers. In addition to Saturday’s game being his third-highest scoring performance, it was the largest share of the Orange’s points he’s had this season.The only other time Joseph had more than 20 percent of Syracuse’s points was when his 13 points accounted for 22 percent of SU’s total of 59 in its loss to California on Nov. 20 in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.Fellow SU guard Cooney chalked Joseph’s performance up to simply understanding the offense a little better. Joseph left the game with 18:13 left in the first half — after committing a foul on an off-balance Rod Hall. He departed again with 3:39 remaining in the game, but played the final 1:29. Ron Patterson came on for Joseph each time but failed to score, and the freshman point guard returned.And while Joseph improved to 4-of-7 shooting in the second half after going 1-for-6 from the field before halftime, the point guard said he was taking good shots and staying confident the whole time.“They were all good shots, but I can’t stop shooting just because I’m not making good shots,” Joseph said. “… I think in the first half I was aggressive, in the second half I was aggressive, and good things happen.” Commentslast_img read more

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