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Eve Best & Kelly Reilly Will Star Opposite Clive Owen in Old Times

first_img Old Times Related Shows View Comments Olivier winner and two-time Tony nominee Eve Best and Kelly Reilly will star opposite the previously announced Clive Owen in Harold Pinter’s Old Times. Directed by Douglas Hodge, the Broadway revival will play a limited engagement, beginning previews on September 17. Opening night is set for October 6 at the American Airlines Theatre.Best returns to Broadway following her Tony nominated turns in The Homecoming and Moon for the Misbegotten. She won the Olivier for her performance in Hedda Gabler. Screen credits include The King’s Speech and Nurse Jackie. Reilly received Olivier nominations for After Miss Julie and Othello. She is currently filming True Detective for HBO.Old Times is the unsettling drama of desire and blurred realities. Deeley (Owen) is a man quite looking forward to meeting Anna (Best), his wife Kate’s (Reilly) friend from long ago. But as the night goes on, Anna’s visit quickly shifts from an ordinary sharing of memories to a quiet battle for power.The production will kick off Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 29, 2015last_img read more

Arc’teryx Expands into Footwear

first_imgIn a move that’s moving the needle across the outdoor industry, Canadian top-end apparel manufacturer Arc’teryx Equipment announced it is launching its first footwear line, available through Arc’teryx dealers beginning in February 2015.In an already competitive but profitable sector for manufacturers, the Alpha and Bora lightweight hikers will feature unique two-piece construction, using separate, tongueless inner liners with seamless hydrophobic outer shells. In the Alpha2 FL and Bora2 Mid models, the liners are removable and interchangeable for improved washing and drying and to extend the use and climate adaptability of the shoes.Arc’teryx spent four years developing the shoes — the materials and technology were developed in-house and some of the construction methods are so new the company had to make custom production machinery to manufacture the shoes.The overall Arc’teryx “Technical Performance Footwear” collection features eight styles for men and women, separated into low-cut approach shoes (Alpha FL) and mid-cut Hiking and light trekking boots (Bora Mid). All of them share the “Arc’teryx Adaptive Fit” — separately manufactured inner and outer shoes that work together for fit-adaptability, breathability and weather protection, reminiscent of alpine ski boot liner/shell technology.“From the very beginning, our goal was to bring a fresh perspective to footwear that enhances the overall mountain experience. We have a rich history of thinking beyond current materials and construction and everything about these shoes revels the Arc’teryx genetic code of understanding what a products needs to be at its most essential level,” Federico Sbrissa, Arc’teryx Footwear Product Line Manager, said in a statement. “By incorporating techniques like lamination, we developed shoes that offer unprecedented durability, comfort and precision performance in the most breathable mountain footwear construction on the market.”The company prides itself on thermoforming and lamination innovation and Arc’teryx has applied its 20 years of practice to the new outdoor footwear collection: The outer shell of the shoes is made from a seamless one piece upper laminated from four layers of hydrophobic materials. A large breathable woven PU coated nylon yarn insert area allows for air exchange while increasing durability.Those four layers build the upper shoe:• a non-woven DWR-treated microfiber for smooth internal surface• a textile woven with PU coated Nylon yarn for air flow and abrasion resistance• .2 mm TPU film build integral upper support• .35 mm high abrasion TPU film reinforcement on more exposed areasThis laminated one piece upper covers the EVA free-moving mid sole, reaching down to the Vibram rubber sole to improve its protection and durability. Each product line features an activity-specific Arc’teryx Vibram sole. An Ortholite insole rounds up the outer shoe construction.last_img read more

Costa Rica’s Crime Rate Tumbles as Police Take Back the Streets

first_img Larger and more frequent busts By Dialogo June 01, 2012 Citizens take notice Within a span of five days in early May, Costa Rican officials recorded the year’s biggest drug bust and the largest confiscation of drug-related money in national history. On May 5-6, police at the Peñas Blancas station on Costa Rica’s northern border seized $2.2 million in 86 hidden packages. A Guatemalan man was arrested May 5 for trying to transport 66 packages of U.S. dollars across the border into Nicaragua in a fuel tank. The following day, a Honduran man was arrested in possession of 20 packages of dollars found hidden in the roof of his truck. Both were working for the same company, which is now being investigated for possible drug-trafficking ties between Costa Rica and Mexico. Zamora attributed the record money seizures at Peñas Blancas to last year’s security overhaul at the heavily trafficked border station. In December, Chinchilla’s administration completed a $1 million makeover of that outpost, beefing up security measures and search procedures for internationally transported cargo. Fifty new police officers were assigned to Peñas Blancas. “Security officials in Central America know that most drug shipments and money are headed north,” said Zamora. “With more eyes monitoring border crossing locations, we expect record confiscations this year.” In April, Costa Rican security officials recorded two large drug seizures at Peñas Blancas. A citizen of El Salvador was detained after 256 kilograms of cocaine were found in the wheels of his 18-wheeler truck. A Honduran with 224 kilos of cocaine in his truck was arrested later that week. Between January and March 2012 alone, security officials confiscated more than five tons of cocaine in Costa Rica and are now on pace to surpass the eight-ton mark recorded in 2011. Besides an increase in border busts, Costa Rican security forces on May 10 seized 522 kilos of cocaine in the Caribbean port of Moín, the largest confiscation so far this year. After receiving word that an unauthorized Colombian ship had entered Costa Rican waters, police officials, the Coast Guard and Drug Control Police tracked the vessel and brought it ashore for inspection. Upon searching the 129 containers on board, four were found to be carrying over 100 kilos of cocaine in hidden floor compartments. The drugs were believed to be on their way to Europe. All told, more than 18 tons of cocaine were seized — and 161 domestic and international drug and organized crimes were dismantled — during the first two years of Chinchilla’s administration, said the Security Ministry. Violent crime takes a hit center_img As expected, crime is plummeting. Costa Rica’s homicide rate — which grew from 7 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2006 to 11 per 100,000 in 2010 — fell by 43 percent in 2011. And during the first three months of 2012, said Zamora, Costa Rica registered only 22 murders, down from 56 in the first quarter of 2011. The incidence of theft, burglary and assault are also falling, from 12.5 incidents per 100,000 people in 2010 to 9.5 per 100,000 so far in 2012, said Chinchilla. The percentage of Costa Rican homes in which family members reported being a victim of a crime dropped below 20 percent last year — the lowest rate in 10 years, said the Security Ministry. Home burglaries and property crimes fell 9 percent in the first three months of this year compared to the year-ago period, with 700 fewer incidents reported. “The objective at the beginning of my administration was ambitious: at least contain the growth of the crime rates and insecurity that we’ve experienced in the last decade,” Chinchilla said in her televised speech. “With satisfaction, I can say we are starting to observe those positive results, though there is still room for improvement.” She added that personal robberies were down 18 percent thus far in 2012, and claimed that Costa Rica is the only country in Latin America to have slashed crime rates during the past two years. SAN JOSÉ — For years, Costa Ricans explained their country’s rising crime rate with the often-repeated adage: “There are more thieves than police.” The fact was that police officers, particularly those in patrol cars, were few and far between. In 2010, former transport minister Francisco Jiménez said he “only saw one officer” during a five-hour cross-country road trip from the Caribbean port of Limón to the Pacific port of Puntarenas — “and he was eating lunch.” Two years later, however, there’s a noticeable improvement throughout Costa Rica. Instead of spotting police vehicles only once or twice a week on an average street in San José — which has 60 percent of the country’s population — security patrol cars, police trucks and motorcycles now pass by almost hourly. “We are working to reduce the perception and feeling of insecurity that has grown in Costa Rica in recent years,” Security Minister Mario Zamora said in early May. “The more police and police vehicles are present on the streets, the more secure people feel walking in their neighborhoods.” National police patrol vehicles have doubled in the space of one year, said Zamora. In 2011, Costa Rica had only 276 police cars and motorcycles to serve 4.6 million inhabitants. Thanks to an expanded security budget and various donations from foreign governments, that number now exceeds 600. In addition, more than 3,000 police officers have been added since President Laura Chinchilla’s inauguration on May 8, 2010 — bringing the total to more than 14,000. “Improving citizen security was the top priority of this administration when we took office two years ago and it continues to be our primary concern,” Chinchilla said in a May 1 speech to the nation. “We have proved that by employing the largest police force in the history of the country.” Despite all the progress, insecurity still remains the top concern of most Costa Ricans, according to a survey by regional polling firm Latinobarómetro, with 45 percent of citizens identifying as the nation’s main problem in 2011. And while 45 percent might seem high, that’s down considerably from the 80 percent of citizens who felt that way prior to Chinchilla’s election, according to a 2009 survey conducted by Costa Rica’s Universidad Nacional. “Slowly but surely, there is a feeling of better security here, particularly in San José,” said Lucilla Vilchez, a lawyer who works in the city. “I still don’t feel safe walking alone at night, but when you know a police officer isn’t too far away, you begin to get more comfortable.” Chinchilla, who served as the country’s first female security minister, promised that security will continue to improve in her final two years in office — with plans to add another 500 patrol vehicles and up to 2,000 more officers by 2013. “Despite the accomplishments by our authorities in terms of seizures and breaking up criminal groups, we must recognize that there is room to improve,” Chinchilla said. “We are a country that has prided itself on not having a military and being safe. We must preserve this legacy for future generations, and that can only be done by adding more qualified police to ensure a high quality of life for the people.” It’s spelled ¨Costarricense¨ not costaricenselast_img read more

Warning: ATM fraud is on the rise

first_imgATM skimming is on the rise, jumping 546 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to a recent report from the analytics software company FICO. Just how much money gets stolen annually via this route is hard to pinpoint, but some industry estimates suggest that as much as $2 billion a year may be lost to ATM skimming.For those who aren’t aware, ATM skimming is the process of stealing debit card information – even PIN numbers – via electronic reading devices covertly affixed to ATMs.But besides swearing off ATMs forever, what can you do to protect yourself from unscrupulous thieves?Never use a public ATM. That is, avoid going to an ATM that isn’t inside a bank. You know, those ATMs in convenience stores, gas stations, bars, malls and especially city streets, where often nobody’s around and thieves can easily go to work. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Super League play-offs: Hull FC aim to shed ‘sleeping giants’ tag | Rugby League News

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Bournemouth chairman fires warning shot to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser pursuit

first_imgBournemouth chairman fires warning shot to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser pursuit Advertisement Comment Unai Emery is eyeing up summer reinforcements at the Emirates (Getty Images)‘Ryan Fraser is a Bournemouth player. Callum Wilson is a Bournemouth player,’ he said.‘We just don’t want anybody to leave the football club. Your prized assets are prized assets for a reason and we want to continue the momentum that we have achieved.‘Four consecutive seasons in the Premier League. We are going to start our next season, which will be our fifth year [and] we want our very best players to be playing for our football club.’More: 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 CityA factor that could sway Fraser’s future is that his Bournemouth contract is set to expire in 2020 and as of yet there has been no agreement to an extension.‘We will talk to Ryan,’ Mostyn said. ‘It is very early days yet and we will do the best for Ryan as we always have for all of our players.‘At the end of the day, contracts are what [they are]. People sign long-term contracts and will still leave but as far as I am concerned, I follow Eddie Howe’s mantra – we never talk about transfers and I just follow my manager’s example.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Apr 2019 9:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link17Shares Ryan Fraser has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal (Getty Images)Bournemouth’s chairman Jeff Mostyn is adamant that Ryan Fraser is not for sale this summer after the diminutive winger was linked with a summer switch to Arsenal last week.The 25-year-old Scotland international has enjoyed a sensational season for Eddie Howe’s side, scoring six goals and providing ten assists in the Premier League.Only Leicester’s James Maddison (92) and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (85) have created more chances in the division than Fraser (73) this term and that form has reportedly caught Arsenal’s attention.ADVERTISEMENTFraser welcomed Arsenal’s interest in him last week, saying ‘I’m not going to lie, it’s very nice. It means you are are doing something right. They are a huge club, a massive club.’AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Mostyn, who has overseen Bournemouth’s rise up the divisions and their consolidation in the Premier League, is hopeful that both he and Callum Wilson will remain at the Vitality. Advertisementlast_img read more

Prostate cancer ‘barcode’ tests

first_img Tweet The test analyses gene patterns in bloodA blood test that reads genetic results like a barcode can pick out the most aggressive prostate cancers, say experts.The test, which looks at the signature pattern of genes switched on and off in blood cells triggered by the tumour, can sort the “tigers” from the “pussycats”.London’s Institute of Cancer Research trialled the test in 94 patients.The findings are published in the Lancet Oncology medical journal.Prostate cancer is a very diverse disease – some people live with it for years without symptoms, but for others it can be aggressive and life-threatening.Currently, doctors take a small sample of the tumour – a biopsy – to examine under a microscope to get a better idea of how dangerous it is.Experts hope that ultimately the barcode blood test could be used to make a more accurate estimation.In the study, the scientists were able to split the patients into four groups based on the results of the barcode test. One of these groups fared far worse, surviving for significantly less time than the other patients.The researchers then confirmed their findings in another 70 US patients with advanced cancer, which revealed that nine genes could accurately spot who had the least chance of survival. Patients with this “bad” gene signature survived for an average of nine months compared with 21 months for those without it.US researchers at the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre have also been testing a similar prostate cancer blood test.Their six-gene test could split patients into high and low risk groups.Prof Malcolm Mason, of Cancer Research UK, said: “These are important results. “Not only do they point to a group of patients with advanced prostate cancer who do particularly badly, and who therefore may need different forms of treatment, but they also point to the possible role of the immune system in influencing how a cancer might behave. “If the present results are borne out in further studies, we may have a new way of selecting the right treatments for the right patients.”Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK, accounting for almost a quarter of male cancers. Each year, nearly 35,000 men are diagnosed and more than 10,000 die from the disease.BBC News 15 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share HealthLifestyle Prostate cancer ‘barcode’ tests by: – October 10, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Dartagnan Rennekamp wins Bright Futures award

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Green Leaf Inc. recently announced that Dartagnan Rennekamp, of Batesville, is the winner of the Ripley County 2016 4-H Bright Futures Award.Rennekamp is a 10 year member of the 4-H Pioneers club and was selected for the award based on his project work in tractors, crops, livestock, dogs, foods, floriculture, collections, and microwave foods.He was cited for being very helpful to younger 4-H members, and completed 178 projects in his 10 years as a 4-H member. He received a $25 Visa gift card and plaque as the Ripley County 2016 Bright Futures Award winner.last_img read more

Italian legend reveals how God ‘arrested’ Taribo West at Inter

first_img “Taribo West stood up and with this big deep voice said: ‘Mister! God told me that I have to play!’ Read Also: Taribo West: The greatest free transfer in Championship manager books “I was already doubled up laughing before Lippi gave his reply: ‘That’s strange, He didn’t say mention it to me.’ I nearly wet myself.” Nigeria international West later became a pastor and founded his own church in Lagos. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… “It was Saturday morning, we were all standing around and Lippi told us the line-up so we could go out and get the practice session in,” Vieri told Marco Materazzi. Christian Vieri reveals a curious conversation between Taribo West, Marcello Lippi and the voice of God at Inter. “I was doubled up laughing.” During the lockdown, retired striker Vieri is becoming quite the star on social media with a series of Instagram Live videos, where he can reminisce with former teammates. It was in one of these discussions where he spilled the beans on a bizarre moment in the Inter dressing room during West’s stay from 1997-00.last_img read more