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  • Colin Quinn Will Return Off-Broadway in The New York Story, Directed by Jerry Seinfeld

    first_imgStandup comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Colin Quinn will return to the New York stage in Colin Quinn: The New York Story, based on The Coloring Book. Comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld is set to direct. Quinn’s new solo show will run from July 9 through August 16 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.Colin Quinn: The New York Story is a satirical take on the eccentricities that make New York City the center of the universe. Quinn, who was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, explains: “I’m working my way down to the most fascinating subject: me!”In addition to SNL, Quinn’s numerous screen credits include Remote Control, Tough Crowd, Girls and Inside Amy Schumer. On stage, he’s appeared on Broadway in Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, which was also directed by Seinfeld and nominated for a Drama Desk and an Emmy. Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional played the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2013. Opening night for The New York Story is set for July 23. The production will feature sets by James Fauvell, costumes by Alexis Forte and lighting design by Sarah Lurie. Related Shows View Comments Colin Quinn: The New York Story Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016last_img read more

  • Coming IMF review, oil price collapse puts future of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta development in doubt

    first_imgComing IMF review, oil price collapse puts future of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta development in doubt FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Whether the post-pandemic world moves back to fossil fuels or forward to a clean economy will become clearer in the coming weeks as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Argentina decide whether to continue support for the vast Vaca Muerta oil and gas fields in Patagonia.The development aims to tap the second biggest shale deposits on the planet (after the Permian basin in Texas), but its future has been thrown in doubt by the coronavirus lockdown, which has induced the steepest fall of the oil price in 30 years.Analysts say Vaca Muerta (which means Dead Cow in English) is now among the most economically vulnerable fossil fuel projects in the world. Climate campaigners believe it could be one of the first places where a decision is made to “keep it in the ground.”The Argentinian government threw the project into limbo last week, when the minister of productive development, Matías Kulfas, called Vaca Muerta “an issue that will have to wait” until the crisis was over. Last month, the chairman of Argentina’s national oil company, YPF, said the oil price collapse “puts all Argentine oil production in doubt.”As elsewhere in the world, key decisions have been put on hold. But more than any other country, the IMF will play an unusually crucial role in deciding the project’s fate – and this will send a strong signal about the stance of international institutions in shaping the post-pandemic world.Two years ago, the IMF made its largest ever loan of $44bn (£35bn) to help Argentina through a debt crisis that continues today. A new restructuring is now being arranged by the fund, which also expects to conduct its annual “health check” on the country next month. That will include a review of Vaca Muerta. Initially, the IMF promoted this project as a way for Argentina to earn foreign currency and become more energy independent. But – with growing pressure on international institutions to back away from fossil fuels – the fund insisted last year that Argentina cut subsidies for Vaca Muerta. This was potentially fatal even before the pandemic.[Jonathan Watts]More: Coronavirus pandemic threatens controversial fracking project in Argentinalast_img read more

  • 20 ideas to improve your financial status

    first_img 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Having an ambitious savings goal is great. But too often, focusing on a big number can lead people to overlook small everyday changes that would enhance their financial standing. Making a few tweaks can add up to considerable savings in a short amount of time.1. Pay Yourself FirstDon’t only think about saving for the long term. Even $5 or $10 saved every week can add up over time. Open a bank savings account and allocate a certain amount of your income toward savings each month. Link your savings account to your checking account and have the savings moved over automatically. Try increasing the amount you save over time. Even something as simple as putting a change jar in your house will make a difference.2. Renegotiate RatesIf your creditworthiness is good, contact your auto, home and credit card lenders and ask them to lower the interest rates on your accounts. You can save big every month when rates go down even by just 1 percent. Ask your lender to eliminate Private Mortgage Insurance if you’ve accumulated at least 20 percent in equity of your home’s value. Ask your trash service to lower your fees. continue reading »last_img read more

  • US results: ‘Look at us, we matter’

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  • Bayern star tries out new way to celebrate UCL glory

    first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Read Also: PSG boss backs Neymar, Mbappe after UCL final lossIt’s somewhat surprising that nobody has ever thought to do this before given the dimensions and size of the cup, yet Lucas certainly entertained his teammates with the act.His success in Lisbon, despite not playing a single minute of the final, means that both brothers in the family have now won the Champions League after Theo Hernandez did it with Real Madrid in 2017-18 season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bayern Munich star Lucas Hernandez appeared to have  invented a new way to celebrate Champions League glory after PSG’s defeat on Sunday night. After signing for Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid, Lucas has been forced to battle injury problem after injury problem, even sparking some speculation that he could leave Bavaria after just one season.Advertisement Yet he picked the perfect moment to enjoy on Sunday evening. As the trophy was passed around from player to player, he posed for a photograph with it on his head.last_img read more

  • Jones came close to quitting Stoke

    first_img Jones has also denied that talks are about to open between him and Stoke over a new contract. His current deal runs out at the end of this season. Stoke are at Tranmere in the Capital One Cup third round on Wednesday night. During Pulis’ time as Potters boss, which came to an end this summer, the Staffordshire outfit were widely regarded as playing a direct, unattractive brand of football. It certainly seems that was the view of Jones, who Pulis broke Stoke’s transfer record to sign for £8million in 2010 but last term only started 12 times for them. The Trinidad and Tobago international has been linked with a move away from the Britannia Stadium on various occasions and asked if he had wanted to depart last season, Jones told Sky Sports News: “Yes, of course, because the atmosphere at the job wasn’t good, and the entire squad can testify to that. “Coming into work and the things we were doing, the way we were playing football – it was very discouraging for a lot of us and I think not only myself but a lot of players you would probably not have seen at the club come this season if the situation had remained the same. “But we all know, things change sometimes pretty quickly in football and sometimes you just have to weather the storm.” Pulis was succeeded by Mark Hughes in May and, with the new man in charge, Stoke have made a fairly encouraging start to the 2013-14 season. They have seven points from their opening five Barclays Premier League games of the campaign and have earned praise for their playing style. Jones, who has started the last four matches in all competitions, feels there has been a definite improvement and believes a first-ever top-10 Premier League finish is a realistic prospect for the Potters this term. The 28-year-old, scorer of a hat-trick in last month’s Capital One Cup second-round home victory over Walsall, said: “I believed that we had the players to produce this type of football but were not getting the chance to. “Now I am confident that we can do well this season and probably finish in the top 10 – you never know what is going to happen.” Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has confirmed he was looking to leave the club last season and suggested several of his team-mates were too, such was the dissatisfaction in the squad at life under then-manager Tony Pulis. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Dalung to Parley D’Tigers in Houston

    first_imgThe basketball team programme has been hampered by poor funding with Umar alleging yesterday that they were still expecting to be paid by the ministry which he also said refused to release money for the Women Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) in France.The men team, which won Afrobasket last year in Tunisia to qualify for Rio2016, has held training camps in China and US, making huge mark by beating China (thrice)and Argentina in warm up matches.Umar lamented that the delegation is having challenges with registering some of its staff like video men, specialists in charge of practice, conditioning and nutrition, stressing that Nigeria required no less than 10 coaching staff to excel in Brazil as against the two assistant coaches under the current set up.“We should use our money well to get a result. The Sports Ministry staff are not helping us. Some of them are undermining us which is a huge shame. The minister can’t do the job himself, some people are trying to bring him down,” revealed Umar.While admitting that Nigeria is in a tough group at the Olympics where D’Tigers will confront Brazil, USA and Argentina in Group A, Umar said Nigerians will be proud of the team as they would improve on their outing in London four years ago.“In spite of the difficult environment, our players have achieved a lot and don’t have to make a point in Rio. We are in a tough group, but Nigerians will be proud of is,” Umar said.He also refuted claims that long standing captain Olumide Oyedeji was forced out of the team by player rebellion in America, insisting that was not to the federation knowledge.Oyedeji, who spearheaded the Olympic qualification in London and led the party to Afrobasket victory, announced his retirement few days to Rio 2016, citing family pressure.“What I know is that there is time for everything: time to come and go. Oyedeji has been a great player for Nigeria. At the NBBF, we have been devolving lot of responsibilities for him. We are building him for leadership because the federation has great succession plan. He was at the WOQT in France and was also at the All Star Game,” Umar said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *NBBF denies Oyedeji exit was forcedOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSports Minister Solomon Dalung will hold a crucial meeting with the national basketball team, D’Tigers, in Houston, where Nigeria will play her final warm-up match against USA on August 1.President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Tijani Umar, said yesterday that though the visit was to enable Dalung pass on goodwill message to D’ Tigers, it would enable the players freely discuss with the minister their concern with Nigeria’s preparations for the Games which begin on August 5.last_img read more

  • Age of players never taboo

    first_imgLast week the longest name in sports, Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacque Wamutombo — a.k.a. Dikembe Mutombo — somehow found his way back into the news.This was surprising for two reasons. First, like most of you, I imagine, I had no idea Dikembe and his wagging “no-no” finger was still in the league. I could’ve sworn Mount Mutombo had gone the way of Bimbo Coles, Anfernee Hardaway and the rainbow-striped Nuggets jersey.Second, I was shocked at why Mutombo was in the news; he is asking folks to quit poking fun at his age. While this is amusing, it isn’t the surprising part. When you are in your upper 60s and still playing in the NBA, you will get a fair amount of cane-and-walker jokes, guaranteed. However, what was shocking was Dikembe isn’t a card-carrying member of the AARP yet, but is, in fact — brace yourself — only 40.This was immediately proven to me only moments after I heard the statement as I realized that age would bring wisdom, and it doesn’t take Confucius to know that if fans are doing something that bothers you, the last thing you want to do is discourage it.That’s like sending an e-mail with a compromising photo to your English 100 lecture class list and then sending another asking them just to delete it. Chances are better that people will stop if they think it doesn’t bother you.So, while Dikembe is certainly no spring chicken, he proved to me he is truly just an ancient looking 40-year-old and not a normal looking 65-year-old.However, the Rockets’ center could start a revolution of age-griping in sports.The Congo’s most recognizable hoopster is paving the way for more of sports’ age-challenged to petition to bring an end to the old-man jokes that are just as much a part of athletics as the “pitcher, pitcher, belly-itcher” chant. Many of the greats spanning from Bill Russell to Mark Messier to Otto Graham and to Cal Ripken Jr. have all had to deal with geezer jokes.If Mutombo’s plea for release from comparisons to Methuselah is actually followed one day, it would be a terrible loss to hecklers everywhere and it begins a walk down a very dangerous sporting path.The timing of Dike’s decree is especially disturbing because it comes now, when maybe the greatest personality in the history of graybeards is only just starting his career. Of course, I refer to the world’s oldest freshman, Greg Oden, who looks like he has probably been able to buy his friends’ beer and Playboy magazines since he’s been 12.Making the geezer joke off-limits for almost the entire breadth of Oden’s career would be a critical blow to hecklers and sportswriters everywhere. It would be like telling Jerry Seinfeld that jokes starting “What’s the deal with” were suddenly taboo. Oden is just as much a prodigy as a heckling object as he is as a basketball player.It wouldn’t stop at Oden, either. Baseball’s Julio Franco — who surely must take most of his meals from a straw and doesn’t play day games because they interfere with his midday naps — would also become off-limits. Still, you can’t cry too hard about that. Franco has had a good run, having played at least the last 15 of his 200 years in the major leagues taking shots for being not just the oldest guy on the field, but also the oldest guy in the stadium for most games.But think about young blossoming talents like Danny Almonte, whose career is just getting started. Almonte you’ll remember is the Little League World Series star who was found to be over the age limit by two years. So while he looks baby-faced, Almonte is still a prime target for those wishing to make mustached 12-year-old jibes. Almonte hasn’t really done himself any favors in quieting those who would make fun of his age, by marrying a 30-year-old at the age of 18. Still, kudos to him.In fact, Mutombo’s call for an end to age catcalls could eventually lead to similar movements by other athletes who are easy to pick on.Could you imagine the horror if former Jazz guard Jeff Hornacek and current Northwestern “star” Tim Doyle tried to make it illegal to call players dweebs or nerds? I shiver at the thought of a world bereft of Tim Doyle jokes.Or what about if weight jokes were off-limits? I mean, for the better part of a decade, Major League Baseball leaned heavily on Mo Vaughn’s ummm … stature. I mean, the portly first baseman got it done at the plate (both home plate and the dinner plate). That is until he got to New York. It was bad karma when the Carnegie Deli named a sandwich after him, I say.The point is, even though we are supposed to respect our elders, we cannot allow Dikembe Mutombo to get away with this. So next time you see the Morgan Freeman’s granddad look-alike, you make sure he hears it and help protect one of sports’ greatest traditions: heckling geezers, bums, wide-loads and goofballs since … well, since forever.Dave McGrath is a senior majoring in English and journalism. If you too think Dikembe should shut up and go grab some Ensure, you can reach Dave at dmcgrath@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

  • Oil Giants Aiteo Takes Over CAF Awards’ Sponsorship

    first_imgNigerian oil giants Aiteo Group are the new sponsors of the annual CAF Awards organised by the African football body, CAF.The announcement was made by the oil company who will replace telecommunications company Globacom as sponsors.Globacom has been sponsoring the awards since 2005.The CAF Awards recognise the best players, coaches, teams and administrators in Africa on a yearly basis.The announcement was made on Twitter alongside a picture of CAF President Ahmad Ahmad in Lagos. The tweet said: “We are now proud to take our corporate social investments in developing African football by sponsoring @CAF_Online award… More to follow.”Aiteo Group has been very active on the football scene in the last few months.The oil giants are the sponsors of the Nigerian FA Cup, the latest edition was won by Akwa United on Sunday night. They also have a huge partnership deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Relatedlast_img read more