Your guide to the Laois Ladies Leinster football final this weekend

first_img Twitter Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 1st July 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Rugby Facebook ““In fairness to her she got a bad bang at the end of the first-half and she was struggling. I asked her if she is was coming off and she goes, ‘not in your life’. There was no chance of her coming out,” said Doogue.Where will it be on?The match is big played as part of a triple-header in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, at 2pm. Carlow versus Louth preceeds the game in the Leinster Junior final at 12pm. In the Leinster Senior final Dublin play Westmeath at 4pm.What has Wicklow’s season been like so far?Wicklow have had an impressive season so far. They overcame Louth 4-17 to 2-8 to win the Division 4 league title and will now play one division behind Laois next year.They shocked the odds by knocking Meath out of the Leinster championship on a scoreline of 2-17 to 2-15 and defeated Longford 3-13 to 0-4.What Wicklow players should we watch out for?Full-forward Marie Kealy has put in some terrific performances this year, not least when she scored a hat-trick of goals and won player of the match in the Division 4 final.Laurie Ahern has been a name synonymous with Wicklow ladies football and poses a big threat in the wing-back position.Referee?Des McEnery is the referee for the match. The Athlone man previously refereed Laois in their All-Ireland senior championship match against Cavan in 2016.Other high-profile games he has been involved over the years include the All-Ireland Senior championship quarter final, All-Ireland senior championship semi-final and the national league division 4 final.Where can I follow the game?We’ll be live-blogging the game on LaoisToday.ie as well as giving some updates on the LaoisToday Snapchat and Instagram accounts. We will also have a full report on site after the match.SEE ALSO – One Laois man is all set for his All-Ireland hurling final this weekend Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Home Sport GAA Your guide to the Laois Ladies Leinster football final this weekend SportGAALadies FootballLaois Senior Ladies Football Team WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Previous articleJob Alert: This week’s job vacancies in LaoisNext articleLaois house prices rise again as new average cost for a home revealed Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Community TAGSLaois Ladies Football Brought to you in association with Lilly’s Bar & RestaurantLaois Ladies are taking on Wicklow in the Leinster intermediate final in Netwatch Cullen Park this Sunday, July 1.Kevin Doogue’s side are hoping to build on their wins over Offaly and Wexford and bring the trophy back to Laois.Team NewsThere is no forthcoming news on new injuries so far. Ciara Burke took a heavy knock to the shoulder in the semi-final but manager Kevin Doogue said that the young Sarsfields woman has been training with the team this week. Twitter Your guide to the Laois Ladies Leinster football final this weekend Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Vanguard ETFs begin trading on TSX

Annual management fees for the funds range from just 9 basis points for the Vanguard MSCI Canada Index ETF to 49 bps for the Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF. “Our initial lineup of Vanguard ETFs offers financial advisors and investors access to key portfolio building blocks, with the benefit of Vanguard’s trademark low costs and proven index management expertise. In particular, our ETFs will provide investors with low-cost options amid a sea of high-cost investments, and, along with their straightforward and easy-to-understand approach, represent an unmatchable value,” said Atul Tiwari, managing director of Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. The U.S. giant currently has C$169 billion in ETF assets, and has ETFs listed on exchanges in the United States., Mexico and Australia. Overall, it manages C$1.64 trillion in global assets. Low-cost U.S. giant Vanguard’s exchange-traded funds make their long-awaited debut on the Toronto Stock Exchange this morning. Six new Vanguard ETFs have closed the initial offering of their units and will begin trading on the TSX today. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Companies Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Vanguard MSCI Canada Index ETF (TSX:VCE)
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Stocks face tough week amid faltering U.S. jobs market

“It was disappointing, it was the weakest in a number of months but there are still jobs being created,” said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. “Expectations were riding really high ahead of this number because of all the positive indicators that we have seen lately.” For example, reports last week showed the service sector expanded at a healthy clip in March and increased hiring while a survey by payroll firm ADP had said the private sector had created 209,000 jobs last month. The Toronto stock market lost 289 points or 2.33% last week, leaving the TSX up just 1.23% year to date. Even before the release of the American jobs report, traders were set for some unpleasant surprises amid diminished earnings expectations. “This is going to be basically reality bites,” said Gavin Graham, president of Graham Investment Strategy. “You should not expect good strong growth in earnings in this first quarter.” As the U.S. reporting season gets set to kick off Tuesday with results from aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., international brokerage and consulting firm Brockhouse Coopers has pointed out that 462 U.S. companies have warned that earnings have headed lower over the last three months, while only 181 companies have guided earnings higher. Graham sees a couple of forces at work. He observed that companies had very strong growth year on year in the first quarter of 2011 over 2010. “And so you had a very high benchmark to match, high hurdles to jump over.” But he adds the most important reason that profits have been so good is profit margins have expanded, but not for the right reasons. “It’s not that you have had strong top line (revenue) growth — in most cases you haven’t,” he said. “What you had is very effective cost cutting by companies that have really slashed and burned back in 2008, 2009 and then didn’t take on a lot of new people or spend a lot of money on new equipment to expand capacity — and therefore working their existing equipment and people harder. They have got very productive workers and the highest profit margins in 40 years.” And Graham points out that companies cannot grow profits by cutting back and making do forever. Prices for oil and metals also accelerated sharply over the first quarter and Graham thinks that will also adversely affect profits. For example, copper prices ran up over 13% during the first quarter while West Texas Intermediate crude ran up as much as 10% before settling down somewhat. Other major U.S. companies reporting this week include Google Inc. and banking giants JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and Co. The Toronto market likely faces another headwind this week in the form of more worries about the European debt crisis. After a hiatus for a good chunk of the first quarter, concerns were back on the front-burer as Spain’s bond yields advanced in the wake of a disappointing set of bond auctions last Wednesday. Spain’s five-year yields climbed 19 basis points to 4.45%, their highest level since January after Spain sold €2.59 billion of bonds versus an intended maximum of €3.5 billion. Yields rose again slightly the following day. Countries such as Italy and Spain were faced with sharply higher bond yields late last year as investors lacked confidence in their governments to cut deficits and demanded higher premiums for rolling over debt. The problem receded in December after the European Central Bank made large amounts of money available to eurozone banks at very low interest rates, which in turn was used to buy up government bonds in a program known as long-term refinancing operations (LTROs). However, the LTRO facility expired at the end of March. “The fact is the LTROs bought some time which (eurozone countries) haven’t actually used to great effect,” added Graham. It is a relatively light week for economic data this week from North America this week with the focus on a raft of key economic data from China. “Everyone will be nervously watching what China reports,” added Lee. “They’re releasing all their March data, retail sales, industrial production, inflation and GDP comes out at the end of the week. I think whisper numbers are for growth of 8.4% year over year in the first quarter.” China has been a key prop in lifting the global economy from the recession that followed the 2008 financial crisis. Growth in the world’s second biggest economy has been of particular benefit to the resource heavy TSX because China’s huge appetite for commodities has lifted prices for oil and metals and boosted share prices of energy and mining companies. But there has been nervousness for well over a year as the Chinese government sought to slow its strong, double-digit economic growth in order to deal with high inflation. With price pressures easing, traders are now looking to the Chinese central bank to encourage greater lending in order boost growth. S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Malcolm Morrison Related news The Toronto stock market faces an uphill struggle for gains this week after five straight weeks of losses, as traders focus on data showing the U.S. job market stalled last month and the start of the U.S. reporting season for first-quarter earnings. The U.S. Labour Department reported Friday while markets were closed for Good Friday that job gains came in at 120,000 during March, down from more than 200,000 in each of the previous three months. Keywords Marketwatch read more

Acquisition of Betta Group

first_imgAcquisition of Betta Group OrcodaHighlights:Orcoda to acquire transport services business Betta Group for $5 million as a combination of securities and cashBetta Group customer base includes Aurizon, Ergon Energy, Queensland Rail, PowerLink, Q-Build, Australian Defence Force and the Bowen Basin mining industryThe Betta Group achieved $9 million revenue and EBITDA of A$2.1 million in FY 2020Orcoda Limited (ASX: ODA) (‘Orcoda’ or ‘the Company’), the transport logistics and services optimisation company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (‘SPA’) to purchase 100% of the shares in Betta Group of Companies Qld Pty Ltd (‘BGC’) (the ‘Transaction’).BGC is exposed to growing infrastructure markets in Central Queensland which is likely to grow further with significant government stimulus to occur in major infrastructure because of its “essential services” status.BGC’s key business is transport services. It also is a fully licensed asbestos demolition contractor which is required for certain associated projects and runs a smaller business unit in Rockhampton under franchise called ‘Hydrokleen’.BGC achieved A$9 million revenue and an EBITDA of A$2.1 million in the financial year ending 30 June 2020.Geoff Williams, Betta Group founder and Managing Director /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:acquisition, agreement, asbestos, Australia, Australian, business, Defence, defence force, Government, industry, infrastructure, purchase, Queensland, Queensland Rail, Rockhampton, Williamslast_img read more

IR Omnibus Bill out of touch with worker reality

first_imgIR Omnibus Bill out of touch with worker reality The Morrison Government’s IR Omnibus Bill does nothing to address the reality faced by frontline health and social care workers, the Health Services Union (HSU) argued at a Senate Inquiry hearing today.HSU National Secretary Lloyd Williams and aged care and disability support worker Teagan gave evidence to Friday’s public hearing, appearing via video link.In his opening statement Mr Williams told the hearing that the IR Omnibus Bill does not fix the problems of job and wage insecurity that workers in healthcare face.“The Bill works from a series of falsehoods – that employers are not already casualising permanent work at a whim; that employers need even more flexibility with rosters; and that employees are on an even playing field with their employer,” he said.“When health and care workers do not have secure work, our most vulnerable community members miss out – people with disability, older Australians, those with mental illness.“The Bill should be rejected.”In 2020, Mr Williams was a participant of the working group discussions involving Federal Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, and various employers. Senator Jacqui Lambie questioned Mr Williams in the hearing about whether the Bill reflected anything that was discussed during those IR working groups.“The Bill does reflect things that were discussed, the Bill delivers everything that the employers wanted in those discussions,” Mr Williams said.In delivering her statement to the hearing, HSU member Teagan told the Committee that since her partner was diagnosed with cancer, her employer has cut her hours. Teagan is employed part-time but for three years, regularly worked full-time hours at her employer’s request.Teagan described the devastating impact the loss of work has had on a job she loves, and the financial hardship it has caused her and her partner while they survive solely on her wage.“I would love to be able to support my local community as the economy rebuilds, but how can I do that when I barely earn enough to survive?” she said.“My pattern of work and willingness to help my employer over the years have turned out not to mean anything.“It’s not accurate for the Government to say employers need more flexibility or are hard done by. This is completely out of touch.”Download media releaseWatch Senate inquiry hearings /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aged care, Christian, community, Employees, Federal, full-time, Government, health, health services, Health Services Union, healthcare, HSU National, Morrison, Morrison Government, Secretary, Williamslast_img read more

New super laws appear to be moving in right direction for membersia Article

first_imgNew super laws appear to be moving in right direction for membersia Article Industry Super Australia welcomes the federal government’s moves to strengthen new performance test laws and to ensure super funds are not penalised for investing in vital local infrastructure projects.Spurred on by near universal feedback from the industry, the government is now ensuring the Your Future Your Super performance test better focuses on member outcomes and appears to now include administration fees.The government has also seemingly taken a positive step to benchmark the performance of unlisted assets to more appropriate indices.Both changes in the proposed regulations released today need to be examined in further detail, but ISA is willing to work with the government on further changes to get the best outcome for members. The package needs to ensure members are not stapled to dud funds and to expand the testing regime to all APRA-regulated products. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, federal government, future, Government, industry, Industry Super Australia, infrastructure, outcomes, super, testinglast_img read more

Upgrading Football facilities in Tasmania

first_imgUpgrading Football facilities in Tasmania Jane Howlett,Minister for Sport and RecreationWork will begin next month on stage one of the Lightwood Park redevelopment in Kingston, officially starting a program of works that will benefit players, spectators and encourage more players to take up the sport.The project will see new change rooms, club rooms and spectator areas built at the home of the Kingborough Lions, the largest club in southern Tasmania.Importantly, the new change rooms will be female friendly, helping to boost female participation at the club and allow for both female and male matches to be played simultaneously.Our Government committed $300,000 towards stage one of the project as part of the 2019-20 Levelling the Playing Field Grants Program.We are building on this commitment as part of our first 100 day Plan, working with Football Tasmania and its clubs on the $10 million upgrade to football facilities across our State included in our plan to secure Tasmania’s future.Part of this funding will go towards making the remaining stages of the Lightwood Park redevelopment a reality, delivering better facilities for players, spectators along with encouraging more aspiring soccer players to take up the sport.We know soccer is the highest participation sport in the State, with more than 38,000 people playing, and participation is increasing so it’s integral our infrastructure keeps up with growing demand.Our investment in upgrading facilities will create significant opportunities to develop our local talent, while creating jobs and providing economic benefits to Tasmania.It will also help Tasmania’s push to host camps for international sides during the Women’s World Cup in 2023, further helping to showcase Tasmania and inspiring women and girls to play the world game. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, building, football, future, Government, grants program, infrastructure, Investment, Kingston, Minister, project, soccer, Sport and Recreation, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, women, world cuplast_img read more

Vancouver’s LED Street Light Project gets underway

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Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Vancouver’s LED Street Light Project gets underwayPosted by Andi Schwartz, Webmaster/Graphic DesignerDate: Tuesday, November 26, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 Impacts within residential areas are generally expected to be minimal VANCOUVER — Over the next nine months, the city of Vancouver will be converting 13,500 cobra-style street lights throughout the community to energy-efficient LED technology.The city’s contractor for this project, Magnum Power of Kelso, will begin replacing those old high-pressure sodium lights with new LED fixtures starting this week in neighborhoods in the northeast portion of the city, roughly east of Interstate 205 and north of Northeast 18th Street. Photo courtesy of city of VancouverThe city’s contractor for this project, Magnum Power of Kelso, will begin replacing those old high-pressure sodium lights with new LED fixtures starting this week in neighborhoods in the northeast portion of the city, roughly east of Interstate 205 and north of Northeast 18th Street. Photo courtesy of city of VancouverThe city’s contractor for this project, Magnum Power of Kelso, will begin replacing those old high-pressure sodium lights with new LED fixtures starting this week in neighborhoods in the northeast portion of the city, roughly east of Interstate 205 and north of Northeast 18th Street.To help the community follow along with this project, Vancouver Public Works has created a handy dashboard tool so residents can zoom in and see when street lights in their neighborhoods or along their favorite routes have made the switch to LED. Start by visiting www.cityofvancouver.us/streetlights. Then:• Click on the link at the top right that best matches how you are viewing this site: desktop computer or mobile device.• Zoom close into the map. Existing street light fixtures are shown in amber color.• As city street lights are converted to LED, checked and approved, the color of those lights shown on the map will change to blue.  And we’ll add another to the LED count up.As the project progresses, look for schedule updates and additional information to be posted on the city webpage and social media channels.Under optimal conditions, installation of a single neighborhood LED fixture may be done in a flash, with the typical conversion taking only about 15 minutes. As a result, impacts within residential areas are generally expected to be minimal. Should crews encounter obstructive tree branches, a follow-up contractor with certified arborist on board will be tapped to help with trimming.Along major commuter routes and heavily traveled streets, some short-term lane closures or other traffic control may be needed during LED fixture installation and inspection. Please slow down and give crews room to work. Light output from the new LED fixtures will be equivalent to the city’s existing street lights, but with improved light distribution and a warm white color that increases visibility while reducing impacts related to glare, sky glow and wildlife.LED lights consume about 50 percent less energy than their high-pressure sodium predecessors. They have an estimated useful life of 20 years, so they last far longer and require less maintenance. And they have a reduced carbon footprint that’s environmentally friendly.Funding for the LED project is supported by a low-interest loan from the state Public Works Board. Energy savings from the new LED fixtures – an estimated $500,000 per year – will be used to pay off the loan and set aside reserve funds for future fixture replacement expenses. Clark Public Utilities’ incentives for low-energy fixture usage – currently estimated at about $1.4 million – will also support the project.Note: Only cobra-style City lights being converted with this project will be reflected in the data on the project dashboards. Decorative street lights, such as acorn and top hats fixtures, are expected to make the transition to LED at some future time, when stylized light fixtures with LED technology become more cost-effective. For more information or questions, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/streetlights.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : PeaceHealth recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Next : Columbia River soccer: A chat with the championsAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabellast_img read more

Chemistry Of Cooking Kicks Off 25th Season Of CU Wizards

first_imgSeveral top University of Colorado at Boulder science professors will once again bring the fascinating world of science to young minds as the 2001-2002 CU Wizards program kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 29. The season opens with CU-Boulder chemistry and biochemistry Professor David Nesbitt’s “Chemistry in the Kitchen.” The free hour-long show will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry room 140. During the show Nesbitt will explore several topics including fermentation, how high altitude affects cooking and how cheese and ice cream are made. For a quarter of a century CU-Boulder faculty have been intriguing youngsters with the popular program. CU Wizards is a monthly series during the academic year that introduces topics in astronomy, chemistry and physics. Though intended primarily for students in grades five through nine, the shows are educational and entertaining to people of any age. CU-Boulder physics Professor John Taylor, known to many as the original “Mr. Wizard,” created the CU Wizards program in 1976 with former CU-Boulder Professor Jim Scott. Free parking for the Sept. 29 show is available in lot 169 northeast of Folsom Stadium off Folsom Street, lot 396 off Stadium Drive, lot 378 southeast of Folsom Stadium, lot 436 east of the Engineering Center and lot 308 south of Regent Drive and west of Kittredge Loop Road. Parking also is available in the Euclid Avenue Autopark for a nominal fee. Anyone with a disability or special need should notify the physics office at (303) 492-6952 a few days prior to the show. For information about CU Wizards call (303) 492-4318 or visit the Web site at http://physics.colorado.edu/wizards/cuwizards.html. The remaining 2001-2002 CU Wizards schedule follows: * Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m., Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry room 140, professor of environmental, population and organismic biology and interim arts and sciences Dean Todd Gleeson and Senior Instructor Mark Osadjan of EPOB, “Biology of Muscles in Motion.” * Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m., Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry room 140, Professor Casey Hynes of chemistry and biochemistry, “The Chemical History of a Candle.” * Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m., Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry room 140, Senior Instructor Janet deGrazia of chemical engineering, and Associate Professor Brian Argrow of aerospace engineering sciences, “Go With the Flow.” * Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics room G1B30, Professor John Taylor of physics, “Shocking Facts About Electricity.” * Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics room G1B30, Professors Noel Clark and Joe Maclennan of physics, and Professor Dave Walba of chemistry and biochemistry, “Liquid Crystals.” * March 30, 9:30 a.m., Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry room 140, Associate Professor Kathy Rowlen of chemistry and biochemistry, “The Chemistry of Light.” * April 27, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics room G1B30, Professor Paul Beale of physics, “Heat, Temperature and Absolute Zero.” * May 25, 9:30 a.m., Duane Physics room G1B20, Professors Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane of physics, “Lasers and Light.” * June 15, 9:30 a.m., Fiske Planetarium, Professor Andrew Hamilton, “Black Holes.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 20, 2001 last_img read more

Theater season concludes with ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

first_img The CU Boulder Theatre & Dance season closer offers adults a chance to embrace their inner creative child with performances of Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, starting Friday, April 14. The music-filled Peter Pan prequel that played on Broadway to wide acclaim is an extravaganza of play-acting, pirates, touching moments and humor for all ages.Peter and the Starcatcher, based on a best-selling 2006 novel, travels back to Pan’s early adventures in an orphanage, aboard a weather-beaten ship holding precious cargo, and on a magical remote island. The story takes theatergoers to golden grottoes, deep jungles and active volcanoes on adventures just as exciting as those in the classic story we all know and love.”It’s a play about what happens before Peter Pan,” says Alyssa Sedillo, an MFA candidate at CU Boulder and the production’s assistant director. “A lot of it is about Peter and Wendy and Captain Hook and how they got their start, even though their names are different.”If you goWho: Open to the public (ages 10 and up)What: Peter and the StarcatcherWhen: Friday, April 14, to Sunday, April 23Where: University Theatre BuildlingLike Peter Pan, it’s a classic coming-of-age story filled with adventures, dreams and commentary about growing up. But unlike Peter Pan, it’s not theater as usual. In Starcatcher, characters often break the fourth wall to talk directly to the audience, and the scenes look more like they’re taking place inside a child’s bedroom rather than on a theater stage. “It’s not method acting—it doesn’t reflect how real people would react to a situation,” Sedillo says. “Instead of seeing an actual ship sink, you’ll see what the playwright imagined a group of kids would look like if they were playing pretend and wanted to imitate a sinking ship.”To elevate that sense of play-acting, sound designer and undergraduate senior Bailey Trierweiler wanted to make sure all the sound effects in the first act came straight from the actors and the band rather than from over a sound system. She says she’s using a centuries-old technique called Foley to get it done.”Foley is a Shakespearean technique, and they use it a lot in movies now,” she says. “It involves the use of random objects to make sounds that are familiar to us.”In 1600, the Globe Theatre would roll cannonballs up and down a wooden track embedded in the ceiling to create the sound of rolling thunder. In this production, actors will use thunder sheets, wind machines and their own bodies to reproduce the sounds of a ship in a storm.”Things like water and waves are hard to recreate on stage, both visually and aurally, and we’re taking an approach that hasn’t been seen since I’ve been a student here,” Trierweiler says. “We’re making it a little more physical by using our actors for the special effects rather than jumping straight toward a recorded soundtrack.”It’s safe to say playwright Rick Elice would be proud of these female students’ initiative and creativity. He and the original authors were intent on putting a powerful female character at the center of everything in Starcatcher.”I wanted to write the play from the perspective of this empowered girl—self-assured, super smart, super curious, not a spectator in her own life, active in her own life story—who teaches this boy how to be a man, really,” Elice says in an interview with Metro.us. Like the students involved in this production, Elice has found living the best possible life involves keeping one’s childlike curiosity while experiencing very adult setbacks, both professional and personal. And to him, that’s what Starcatcher is all about. “When I was a boy, I wished I could fly, and the notion of being a boy forever was pure delight,” Elice says.”No homework, no chores, no responsibility, no sorrow. Now that I’m in the middle of my life, I understand what I’d have missed had I never grown up, or fallen in love, or stood my ground, or lost a battle—or written a play.”Starcatcher performances will take place at the University Theatre starting Friday, April 14. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 303-492-8008 or in person at the CU Presents box office.  Categories:Performances & ConcertsEvents & Exhibits Published: April 10, 2017 center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more