Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive, Starring Ciaran Hinds & Jim Norton, Extends Off-Broadway

first_img The Night Alive Jim Norton Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 2, 2014 In addition to Norton and Hinds, The Night Alive features the original cast direct from the Donmar Warehouse’s sold-out, world premiere run, including Caoilfhionn Dunne, Brian Gleeson and Michael McElhatton. View Comments This Night isn’t coming to an end just yet! Atlantic Theater Company’s American premiere presentation of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive has extended its off-Broadway run at the Linda Gross Theatre through February 2, 2014. The show was initially scheduled to run through January 26. Directed by McPherson, The Night Alive stars Tony winner Jim Norton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Seafarer) and Broadway vet Ciaran Hinds (The Seafarer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Tommy (Hinds) is not a bad man. He’s getting by—renting a run-down room in the house owned by his Uncle Maurice (Norton), keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length, and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their pasts won’t let go easily. But together there’s a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Star Files Ciaran Hinds The Night Alive features scenic design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Neil Austin and sound design by Gregory Clarke. Atlantic Theater Company previously presented premiere productions of McPherson’s Dublin Carol and Port Authority.last_img read more

Love and money: How low-income dads really provide

first_imgLinkedIn Pinterest “The most disadvantaged dads end up looking like they’re completely distanced from their kids but they’re actually giving quite a lot,” said co-author Kathryn Edin, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of sociology. “I was really surprised by how much these disadvantaged guys, these truly marginally employed men, are putting all of this thought and what little resources they have into showing their children that they care.”Edin, along with Timothy J. Nelson, a Johns Hopkins sociologist, and Jennifer B. Kane, a postdoctoral scholar at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina, studied 367 lower-income noncustodial fathers in three cities: Philadelphia, Austin, Texas; and Charleston, South Carolina.Nearly half of the fathers, 46 percent, contributed in-kind support to a child, while 23 percent of them gave formal support (through the court system), and 28 percent gave informal support (cash straight to the mother).Fathers providing in-kind support gave each child items worth about $60 a month — more per month, per child, than they spent on formal ($53) or informal ($40) support.In-kind support included items like baby products (diapers, formula, strollers and cribs), clothing, shoes, school expenses, school supplies, after-school program costs, gifts and food.Some fathers, 66 in the study with 95 children, avoided cash payments altogether — dads who would traditionally be considered “deadbeat.” They gave $63 per child a month through in-kind support — support that is currently unacknowledged in any government surveys or statistics.Other notable findings:Fathers who did not visit their kids gave each child goods worth about $48 a month while dads that spent at least 10 hours a month with their children gave them twice as much in-kind support — $84. Each additional hour of visitation was associated with an increase of nearly $1 of in-kind support per month.Fathers who were romantically involved with the mother offered 52 percent of their support through in-kind provisions, while dads not involved with the mother gave 36 percent in-kind.The value of in-kind support varied by the child’s age with younger children getting the most in-kind support — an average of $78 for children under 5 — compared with $41 for children 10 and up.The total value of in-kind support did not vary by race but the proportion of total support offered in-kind was higher among black fathers, 44 percent, than non-black fathers, 35 percent.The researchers also learned what motivates men to give their children these tangible items rather than handing cash over to their mothers. Fathers see the gifts as a chance to bond with their children, they found.“What we learned is that these dads are purchasing a relationship with their children,” Edin said. “They want their kids to look down at their feet and say, ‘My dad cares about me because he bought me these shoes.’ ”The dads are trying to link love with money, she said.“We need to respect what these guys are doing, linking love and provision in a way that’s meaningful to the child,” Edin said. “The child support system weakens the child/father bond by separating the act of love from the act of providing. Share on Twitter Emailcenter_img Share Low-income fathers who might be labeled “deadbeat dads” often spend as much on their children as parents in formal child-support arrangements, but they choose to give goods like food and clothing rather than cash, a Johns Hopkins-led study found.In the first examination of the magnitude of in-kind child support, published this month in the Journal of Marriage and Family, the team found many disadvantaged noncustodial fathers spend an average of $60 a month on in-kind provisions, while dads paying formal child support spend about $38 a month.Men who were the most disadvantaged tended to give a higher proportion of their support in gifts, the study found. Share on Facebooklast_img read more

2019 Unofficial Election Results For Los Alamos School Board, School Bond And UNM-LA Advisory Board

first_imgLos Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus this evening at the Municipal Building thanks Los Alamos for supporting better schools and brighter futures by passing the School Bond in today’s election and by a large margin. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comStaff ReportThe Los Alamos County Clerk has issued the 2019 Los Alamos County Unofficial Election results for School Board in Districts 3, 4, and 5, UNM-LA Advisory Board Positions 3 and 4 and the School Bond.Los Alamos School Board Election ResultsDist. 3 Christine Bernstein (Aspen) 576 WinnerDist. 3 Morrie Pongratz (Aspen) 392 Dist. 5 Dawn Jalbert (Mountain Unopposed) 616 WinnerUNM-LA Advisory Board Election ResultsPosition 3 Laura Burrows (At Large) 1,395 WinnerPosition 3 David Hampton (At Large) 863Position 3 Pat Soran (At Large) 1,240 Position 4 Stephen Boerigter (At Large) 2,431 WinnerPosition 4 Chris Luchini (At Large) 1,112School District General Obligation BondFor 3,609 PassesAgainst 780center_img Dist. 4 Julia Baker (Barranca) 495 WinnerDist. 4 Melanie Colgan (Barranca) 462last_img read more

Go ahead for luxury hotel in Oxfordshire

first_imgArchitect AukettFitzroyRobinson, on behalf of Firoka, plans a luxury hotel with leisure and conference facilities at the hotel, golf and country club in Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire.4 star plansPermission for the 4 star hotel has been granted by West Oxfordshire Council for the creation of a new building to replace the existing T-shaped 1960s Brassey Wing.AukettFitzroyRobinson was chosen by Firoka following a design competition in 2006. The Firoka Group bought the Baroque Palace, extensions and grounds in 2000 from the National Westminster Bank.last_img read more

Multi-million dollar contract for Linde Gas

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Anadarko enters $5B Kerr-McGee settlement deal

first_imgAnadarko Petroleum Corporation has entered into an agreement with the plaintiffs (the “Litigation Trust”) in the Tronox Adversary Proceeding to resolve all claims against Kerr-McGee Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Kerr-McGee“), which stemmed from alleged actions by Kerr-McGee prior to its acquisition by Anadarko in 2006. Kerr-McGee is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko.“This settlement agreement with the Litigation Trust and the U.S. Government eliminates the uncertainty this dispute has created, and the proceeds will fund the remediation and cleanup of the legacy environmental liabilities and tort claims,” said Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO Al Walker. “Investor focus can now return to the tremendous value embedded in Anadarko’s asset base, allowing our peer-leading operational and exploration results to again become the basis for valuation. We are grateful to our stakeholders who have maintained their confidence and trust in our people and our assets.”In exchange for a complete release of all claims asserted against Kerr-McGee, Anadarko has agreed to pay a total of $5.15 billion to the plaintiffs, which represents a principal sum of approximately $3.98 billion and 6-percent interest thereon from the filing of the complaint in May 2009. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the Litigation Trust and Kerr-McGee have agreed to mutually release claims against each other, and the U.S. Government and Kerr-McGee have provided mutual covenants not to sue. The U.S. Government also will provide contribution protection from third-party claims seeking reimbursement from Kerr-McGee at more than 4,000 sites covered by the covenants.The settlement agreement is subject to recommendation by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and approval of the U.S. District Court, both in the Southern District of New York, and the issuance of an injunction barring similar claims from being asserted by third parties.“As we highlighted during our recent investor conference, Anadarko’s employees have continued to deliver remarkable results that have not been fully recognized by the equity markets due to the potential implications of this case. Together with our efficient allocation of capital and active portfolio management, the company’s industry-leading exploration success and strong, transparent, and sustainable growth metrics uniquely position Anadarko amongst its peers. We look forward to having our exceptional results become the foundation for even greater operating and share-price performance through the balance of this decade and beyond,” added Walker.The Company expects the Tronox Adversary Proceeding to be stayed pending final approval of the settlement agreement. The settlement payment is to be made after the District Court’s approval of the settlement agreement and issuance of the injunction are final and non-appealable. The claims asserted in the Tronox Adversary Proceeding will be dismissed with prejudice after the settlement payment is made. This process is currently expected to be completed prior to the end of the third quarter of 2014. The Company’s significant cash position and available $5 billion credit facility provide flexibility in funding the settlement payment.The Company expects the impact of the settlement agreement to be reflected in its first-quarter 2014 financial statements. The Company estimates it will record a gross tax benefit of approximately $1.65 billion associated with the settlement, offset by approximately $1.10 billion in uncertain tax positions, currently resulting in a net tax benefit of approximately $550 million. [mappress]Press Release, April 03, 2014last_img read more

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first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

My digital life: Simon Parkhouse

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

‘What’s your opinion on the burka?’: barristers share race stories

first_imgChambers are paying ‘lip service’ to the idea of promoting and improving diversity at the bar and should instead be required to meet certain standards, an event on race equality has heard.Instead, they should develop a ‘kitemark’ that would demonstrate that they are meeting best practice, fairness and transparency, it was suggested. The event, organised by the Bar Standards Board, was held last month but the regulator has just published an account. Speakers included minority ethnic barristers Sarah Ibrahim of 3 Hare Court and Garden Court Chambers’ Leslie Thomas QC.The idea of a kitemark was suggested by Thomas who said he thought it would take over 100 years for the percentage of BAME silks to mirror the general population and 50 years for women to comprise half of all QCs.Ibrahim, sharing her own experiences, said that if you have any discussion about race and how uncomfortable it is you end up being ‘subject to a barrage of basically being accused of being soft or having imagined it and that there’s no racism’.She said examples included being asked for her opinion on the burka at the end of an unrelated county court application. ‘You may think that you are part of the bar, you’re part of a community, but you get various experiences along the way when you are reminded that people are thinking of you differently and that can be incredibly disconcerting,’ she told the event.She encouraged the BSB to set-up action groups and task forces to look at race equality.Thomas said on a number of occasions he had turned up at court in a suit and was seen as ‘everything but the lawyer’.’I challenge any black person here to say, practising as a lawyer; you haven’t experienced discrimination in some form or other. We all do,’ he added.In its summary the BSB said it is determined to convert some of the ideas and suggestions into a concrete action plan.last_img read more

Freddie Long releases new single White Water – take a listen

first_imgBritish singer-songwriter on the rise Freddie Long has released his new track White Water.Out now to download and stream, the track was written by Freddie and showcases his powerful and gritty vocal. Watch the video below:Freddie explains: “White Water is a void of emotion. There’s a certain person in your life that becomes your rock when you need them the most. Through shit times, lonely moments they’re there for you.”He continues, “Through all this hope there’s always your past experiences, vices, and temptations creeping in, trying to pull you back down. ‘White Water’ references the unsteady current of water within a rapid, unstable current that makes the frothy water appear white. Uncertain and fierce”.The track follows the release of Freddie’s critically acclaimed debut EP Blessed or Cursed. He is currently working on a new EP, which is due for release later in the year, and he’s due to announce more live shows soon.Find out more about Freddie and where you can see him live at https://freddielongmusic.com.last_img read more