It was your typical night at Oberon: a packed house belting the lyrics to the perennial pop gem “Africa” by the band Toto.But this wasn’t karaoke. It was a reading by the Arlington, Mass.-based writer Steve Almond, author of several books including “Candyfreak,” “My Life in Heavy Metal,” and his most recent work — and the event’s namesake — “Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life.”The book is Almond’s love letter to music, of which he confesses he’s a “drooling fanatic,” and Oberon was a befitting space for the avant-garde production that featured audience participation and concluded with a performance by singer-songwriter Dayna Kurtz.The year-old Oberon, which houses the popular disco spectacular “The Donkey Show,” is the younger sister of Harvard’s American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Formerly the Zero Arrow Theatre, Oberon was the vision of A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, who sought to turn the venue into a permanent nightclub theater, according to Ari Barbanell, Oberon’s associate producer.“This new venture was one of our main initiatives to further the A.R.T.’s core mission to expand the boundaries of theater,” said Barbanell.“Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life” is just one of the diverse performances Oberon is offering this summer. Oberon’s docket includes, for example, “Conni’s Avant-Garde Restaurant,” which presents guests with a five-course home-cooked dinner set to dance, music, and more; and “The Other Network,” which showcases previously unseen TV shows by Conan O’Brien, Ben Stiller, and Judd Apatow, starring Jack Black, Adam West, Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson, Ron Silver, Jason Segel, and others.“Oberon is committed to presenting work that fits into the world of ‘club theater’ that a show like ‘The Donkey Show’ has begun drawing attention to,” said James Wetzel, programming associate at Oberon. “We look for work that promotes a social atmosphere, works well in a bar environment, and gets audiences up and moving. This is what makes Oberon stand out. Not only are we helping local artists cultivate their work and talents, we also encourage them and their audiences to come into the venue, have a great time, and push the boundaries of theater.”Drink, sing, and dance. Those three “rules for the evening” were projected on a screen over the stage during Almond’s show, highlights of which included a close reading of the lyrics of “Africa,” and the author’s waxing about records (“they were large, pitched to the scale of their emotional importance”) and his favorite songs (“the sheer gypsy longing of ‘Rhiannon’ by Fleetwood Mac made me feel like a gypsy, too”).Other summer shows include “Uhuru Afrika Jump!” — a “jumping afro-diasporic dance floor explosion”; “Bent Wit Cabaret,” a “high-end, low-brow variety show” with a different theme each month and a brilliant core cast of collaborating performers and musicians; and “Abbey Road: A Sugar Coated Production” that promises an unforgettable interpretation of the classic Beatles album.“The great thing about the programming schedule we have here at Oberon is that it is never the same,” said Wetzel. “We accept submissions from performance groups and also seek out interesting work in Cambridge, Boston, and beyond.”This past spring, Oberon was one of the homes to the first Emerging America Festival, a collaboration among the A.R.T., the Huntington Theatre, and the ICA/Boston to present new American performances.“The A.R.T. hosted six different companies over two days in Oberon, each working in a different style of club theater,” said Barbanell. “It was a great representation of the kind of work Oberon is proud to share.”This fall, Oberon will present the first show of the A.R.T.’s 2010-11 season, the musical “Cabaret” directed by Steven Bogart. In February, says Barbanell, the A.R.T.’s production of “Prometheus Bound” will premiere.The musical, directed by Paulus and written by Steven Sater with music by Serj Tankian from the band System of a Down, continues the venue’s outrageous legacy.“The dance floor of Oberon will become a mosh pit,” revealed Barbanell. “It’s going to be amazing!”For performance, ticket, and location information, Oberon.
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A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves assembles face shields at the Cartamundi-owned Hasbro manufacturing facility in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.Adam Glanzman | Bloomberg via Getty Images – Advertisement – Private job creation showed a sharp deceleration in October as the U.S. economy struggled against a resurgent coronavirus pandemic, according to a report Wednesday by ADP.Companies added 365,000 positions for the month, well below the 600,000 estimate from a Dow Jones economist survey. That was the lowest reported gain from ADP since July.The ADP estimate, done in conjunction with Moody’s Analytics, has varied widely from the government’s official nonfarm payrolls report, particularly during the pandemic. However, the upwardly revised 753,000 in September actually was higher than the Labor Department’s count of 661,000, whereas previous months’ reports were considerably lower than the government’s.- Advertisement – “The labor market continues to add jobs, yet at a slower pace,” Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute, said in a statement. “Although the pace is slower, we’ve seen employment gains across all industries and sizes.”The report comes two days before the more closely watched Labor Department tally.Economists expect that report to show growth of 530,000, which would take the total amount of positions brought back since May to nearly 12 million. The unemployment rate is expected to fall two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7%.However, the gains only make up for a little more than half the 22 million positions lost in the first two months of the pandemic.Economists worry that job creation could slow amid a rise in Covid-19 cases, which increased by 86,507 on Tuesday to bring the pandemic total to 9.3 million, according to the Covid Tracking Project. More than 224,000 Americans have died from the virus and its complications. From a sector perspective, services accounted for almost all the job creation, with 348,000. The hospitality industry, which took the biggest hit during the virus-related shutdown, added 125,000 jobs, while education and health services grew by 79,000 and professional and business services contributed 60,000.Of the 17,000 increase on the goods-producing side, construction and manufacturing each added 7,000 while natural resources and mining rose 3,000.Job creation was split among businesses in terms of size, with companies employing 50 to 499 employees leading with 135,000. Large businesses contributed 116,000 and small firms picked up 114,000.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Read also: From MRT to Transjakarta, here’s how services have adjusted to citywide transport restrictionsKia Motors’ share price fell 3.4 percent and that of affiliate Hyundai Motor Co declined 2 percent in a wider market that was 0.7 percent lower in morning trade.Hyundai Motor halted a line producing its Tucson sport utility vehicle in the southeastern city of Ulsan from April 13-17.Hyundai and Kia Motors have suspended operations at most of their factories outside South Korea and China as the coronavirus spreads fast beyond Asia.Read also: Blue Bird expands to deliveries amid COVID-19 pandemicGovernment restrictions on movement to slow the spread are impacting consumer spending worldwide.South Korea’s exports for the first 10 days of April plunged 18.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, far below the 20.8 percent jump over March 1-10. Shipments of vehicles and vehicle components during the period tumbled 7.1 percent and 31.8 percent respectively.Topics : Kia Motors Corp told its labor union in South Korea that it wants to suspend operations at three of its domestic factories as the coronavirus outbreak weighs on exports to Europe and the United States, a union official said on Monday.The union has not yet decided whether to accept the plan – under which operations would be suspended from April 23-29 – because negotiations over pay are ongoing, the official said.“Kia Motors is currently reviewing the suspension of some of its plants in Korea in response to declining global demand due to COVID-19. However, a decision has not been made at this time,” Kia Motors said in a statement.
While hoping for the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, targeted testing and tracing form a large part of the government’s efforts to slow down the spread of the virus. Monica Nirmala, advisor to Indonesia’s COVID-19 management team, said the virus was often transmitted by only a handful of infected people, known as super spreaders, noting that 80 percent of new cases were caused by 20 percent of infected people. She added that once the virus was transmitted, infected people would develop symptoms between two and 10 days. In this short infectious period, timing and quick responses were keys to stopping transmission.The Jakarta, West Java and Bali administrations shared during the meeting that they had performed several targeted testing and tracing efforts. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that in the preceding 14 days, the capital had seen a decrease in office infection clusters after conducting targeted testing and tracing. Read also: Minister Luhut wants stricter health protocols in place during ‘critical time’Anies said the Jakarta administration was providing free testing for up to 8,000 samples daily and that community health centers (puskemas) in district areas served as the front lines for the effort. He said each puskesmas had two divisions, namely digital tracing and field coordinating, that worked to trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, both virtually and directly. In addition to the puskemas initiative, the Jakarta administration has prepared a mobile application called Jakarta Terkini (JAKI), which has 800,000 active users. The application reports health protocols and traces COVID-19 patients. Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said the island had seen a decrease in daily cases. “New COVID-19 cases are now below 100 per day. Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients has increased to 86.37 percent. We can also manage death cases to below five percent,” he said. I Wayan stressed the importance of healthcare services, both medical workers and facilities, and coordination with the military command (Kodam) and the regional police in disseminating the “3M” health protocols: mask-wearing, hand-washing and physical distancing. West Java governor Ridwan Kamil said the province had been using QR Code check-ins for visitors to government offices for tracing purposes. The three governors have sought to improve testing and tracing efforts by applying three strategies, namely controlling stigma, increasing the number and skills of tracing staff and improving the management of tracing reports. Lessening the stigma of the virus is among the priorities as many people are afraid to undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests because they fear the stigma of the virus. In addition to testing, tracing and isolation, Monica also stressed the importance of early detection and patient accompaniment from isolation until treatment to manage the pandemic. (jes) It has been seven months since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the first confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia. Since then, the number of cases has continued to rise. “We are currently preparing for COVID-19 vaccines. Hopefully, we can receive them in November,” said Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in a virtual meeting on Tuesday. Luhut warned of the possibility of a spike in COVID-19 cases at the end of this month, saying that the government needed to prepare for it. Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic. Topics : #wearmask #usesoap #mothermessage #socialdistance #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #avoidcrowd #covid19taskforce
Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 21 Mar 2019 11:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Dreambox TV offered pubs the chance to show Premier League football matches at a discount price (Picture: Getty)‘The custodial sentences issued here reflect the seriousness and the scale of the crimes.‘Using these services is unlawful and fans should be aware that when they do so they enter into agreements with illegal businesses. They also risk being victims of fraud or identity theft by handing over personal data and financial details.‘The Premier League’s investment into cutting edge technology, combined with wide-ranging anti-piracy actions such as the one here today and the continuing landmark blocking injunction, means that it has never been more difficult for football piracy to operate in the UK.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors The Premier League has been cracking down on illegal streaming services (Picture: Getty)Three men have been jailed for a total of 17 years having been found guilty of offering illegal streaming services, allowing customers to watch Premier League football matches at a discount price on the internet.Steven King has been sentenced to seven years and four months’ in prison, while Paul Rolston received six years and four months, and Daniel Malone will serve three years and three months.According to FACT, an intellectual property protection organisation in the UK, these are some of the longest sentences ever issued for piracy-related crimes.FACT Director General, Kieron Sharp, said: ‘The result of this case demonstrates that the illegal streaming of, and illegal access to, Premier League football is a serious crime.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe guilty trio received money from over 1,000 pubs, clubs and homes in England and Wales, under the names Dreambox, Dreambox, TV Limited and Digital Switchover Limited.These services allowed the pubs, clubs and homes to view pay-TV without paying broadcasters.Kevin Plumb, Premier League Director of Legal Services, said: ‘Today’s decision has provided further evidence that the law will catch up with companies and individuals that defraud rights owners and breach copyright. Three men jailed for 17 years for offering illegal streaming of Premier League football Advertisement Advertisement
The Australian 23 May 2016Family First Comment: Although this is an Australian programme, NZ’s “InsideOut” programme has similar ideology but doesn’t receive the same level of government funding as Australia. However, note the comments of the Safe Schools programme…“Ms Ward, an academic with a degree in gender studies, has become the controversial face of the Safe Schools movement, largely due to her extreme Left political views; including publicly linking the program to a broader Marxist push to liberate society from “gender constructs”. She has also shown some contempt for parents who harbour concerns about the program, which preaches a politically correct approach to sex education and an extreme and contested gender ideology. Ms Ward has previously conceded that Safe Schools was not an anti-bullying program, but rather a means to promote sexual and gender diversity. She has advised school principals that they could dismiss parental concerns about the program with a “tough luck”.” Roz Ward, the hardline Marxist behind the contentious Safe Schools program, has been -appointed to a high-level committee advising the Victorian govern¬ment on education issues. With the taxpayer-funded sexual and gender diversity ¬program having become a hot election issue, after the Greens and Labor pledged to boost funding, the Andrews Labor government appears increasingly committed to pushing an LGBTI agenda in the schoolyard.Ms Ward, already a director of the Safe Schools Coalition Victoria, has joined the education reference group set up to provide advice on the government’s LGBTI education priorit¬ies and identify new ways to improve equality for gay and transgender youth in schools. The group comes under the mantle of the government’s LGBTI Taskforce, co-chaired by leading transgender activist Brenda Appleton, which provides direct advice to Equality Minister Martin Foley. While the taskforce membership was announced in September, the make-up of its education reference group has not been publicly disclosed. But Ms Ward’s role is detailed on the website of La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, where she works.Ms Ward, an academic with a degree in gender studies, has ¬become the controversial face of the Safe Schools movement, largely due to her extreme Left political views; including publicly linking the program to a broader Marxist push to liberate society from “gender constructs”. She has also shown some contempt for parents who harbour concerns about the prog¬ram, which preaches a politically correct approach to sex education and an extreme and contested gender ideology. Ms Ward has previously conceded that Safe Schools was not an anti-bullying program, but rather a means to promote sexual and gender diversity. She has advised school principals that they could dismiss parental concerns about the program with a “tough luck”. And despite having no education qualifications, she has taught elements of the program, designed for the Years 7 and 8 curriculums, to Year 3 children.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/marxist-roz-ward-now-victorian-school-lgbti-adviser/news-story/bcfc421e3d5c148775d282c2093deeaaKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Jose Mourinho admitted Tottenham got lucky after Son Heung-min’s late penalty secured a dramatic 3-2 win against Southampton in Wednesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay.Advertisement Read Also: Mourinho comically goes from smiling to fuming in a split secondBut Lucas came to Tottenham’s rescue in the 78th minute when he took Dele Alli’s pass and cleverly turned into the space on the edge of the area before drilling a superb strike into the far corner.The momentum had swung in Tottenham’s favour and Son won it in the 88th minute when he charged into the area and went down under minimal contact from goalkeeper Angus Gunn.Son stepped up to take the penalty himself and fired home to send Tottenham into the last 16.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Shane Long and Danny Ings scored as Southampton hit back to take the lead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.But Lucas Moura equalised before Son won and converted the decisive penalty with just two minutes left.“I have to be honest and say I think the best team lost on the pitch but my team were the ones with more heart and went to their limit,” Mourinho said.“We suffered but we deserved to win because we were in our limits. Southampton were fresher than us but we played with our souls and heart and gave absolutely everything.”Tottenham, who last won the FA Cup in 1991, will host struggling Norwich in the fifth round in the first week of March.Aiming for the first trophy of his reign, Mourinho, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino earlier this season, will be relieved Tottenham avoided a surprise exit from a competition he has not won since 2007 with Chelsea.Taking credit for the win in classic Mourinho self-promoting style, he said: “I think I did very well because I had to manage a team with so many difficulties.“The priority is to survive. We have lots of difficulties. I’m not speaking just about Harry Kane, I’m speaking about injuries to Giovani lo Celso and Erik Lamela.“Today was a team completely unbalanced, really hard to organise it.”Tottenham are without a major trophy of any kind since the 2008 League Cup and Mourinho would dearly love to end that drought, but his team will have to improve significantly on this erratic display. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… Mourinho’s side were 12 minutes away from being knocked out after squandering the first-half lead given to them by Jack Stephens’ own goal. Mourinho will also have to get Jan Vertonghen back onside after the defender’s dejected trudge off the pitch following his substitution.“I understand his sadness, it is normal. He is always respectful and always professional. It doesn’t make me happy to make a substitution. I did it for the team, Jan is happy for the team,” Mourinho said.Tottenham had won eight of their last nine home games against Southampton, including a 2-1 success in the Premier League earlier this season, and they were in front after 12 minutes.– Momentum swing –Ryan Sessegnon’s burst opened up the Southampton defence and when the ball bounced to Tanguy Ndombele on the edge of the area, the midfielder drilled a powerful shot that took a big deflection off Stephens into his own net.Ings should have equalised when he ran onto James Ward-Prowse’s pin-point pass and got to the ball ahead of the hesitant Hugo Lloris, but the in-form striker’s shot cannoned back off the bar.Southampton’s 34th-minute equaliser carried more than a whiff of blame for Lloris, who limply parried out Nathan Redmond’s shot for Long to slot home.There was a blow for the visitors before half-time when Ward-Prowse was stretchered off after needing oxygen for a knee injury suffered in a challenge with Sessegnon.Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side deservedly took the lead in the 72nd minute.Redmond made an incisive surge from deep inside his own half and slipped a pass to Ings, who cut past Japhet Tanganga before curling a fine finish into the far corner from 18 yards for his 17th goal of the season.
Submit Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 On-course bookies rail against Goodwood ‘cashless trial’ July 27, 2020 Winning Post: A tale of three reports for UK betting July 6, 2020 A limited number of on-course bookmakers will be permitted at UK racecourses from Tuesday, as part of a two-week trial.This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here.Reported by the Racing Post, on-course bookmakers will be authorised to offer betting services for owners, starting with Beverley, Fontwell and Kempton meetings tomorrow.While racegoers are not yet allowed to return to the tracks, the limited services will allow tracks to establish whether they can operate betting services that are in-line with COVID-19 restrictions.“We’re very pleased at this positive move,” said Christopher Hudson of the British Racecourse Bookmakers Association.“It gives some hope to long-suffering bookmakers who haven’t had any work for months. We’re also thrilled that cash will be permitted for bets.”The Racecourse Association (RCA) confirmed that betting via card as the preferred payment option, however bookmakers will be allowed to take bets using cash, with ‘cash managed in accordance with high street bank hygiene protocols as a minimum’.All bookmakers are required to wear appropriate PPE if social distancing is likely to be breached.York Racecourse chief executive officer William Derby expressed his excitement at the return of on-course betting at the track on Wednesday, marking the first day of the Ebor festival.“We were delighted to receive the news,” said Derby. “We feel it’s a step in the right direction and we’re looking forward to helping develop these protocols for on-course bookmakers.“We’ve reminded all of them that the only people on course will be owners and they appreciate that. They are keen to take this forward step and contribute to wider learning for the industry.”The news follows a consultation with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).“We recognise the importance of betting on-course. This is an important step forward for all betting operators and a further enhancement of the experience on-course for owners, to whom we are grateful for their continued support,” said the RCA’s Paul Swain.“The two-week trial will allow for important conditions to be tested and the safety of all on-course remains our priority. Working with racecourses, Britbet and AGT, we will monitor the initiative and after two weeks take a view on whether the trial is extended or not.”
7 Aug 2012 Talented threesome challenge for German title Three under 16 internationals, Jack Hermeston (City of Newcastle, Northumberland), Cameron Long (Drayton Park, Staffordshire) and Cameron Massey (Chorlton cum Hardy, Cheshire), have been chosen to represent England Golf in the 54-hole Harder German Junior Masters at Heddesheim Gut Neuzenhof Golf Club on 7th – 9th August. Hermeston (image © Tom Ward), last year’s English under 16 champion, became an under 16 cap last year and finished third in the English Schools Championship. He is a member of the England boys squad this year. Long, runner-up in last year’s North of England under 16 Championship, was also capped at under 16 level in 2011 and finished equal sixth in this year’s Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He is also a member of the England boys squad. Massey, another under 16 international in 2011 after finishing tied seventh in the North of England under 16 Championship, finished fifth in this year’s Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.