Tickets Now On Sale for The Library, Directed by Steven Soderbergh

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 27, 2014 View Comments Ready to examine your relationship with the truth? Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Scott Z. Burns’ The Library. Directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh and starring Chloe Grace Moretz, the off-Broadway show will play a limited engagement March 25 through April 27. Opening night is set for April 15 at the Public’s Newman Theater. After Caitlin Gabriel (Moretz) survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. The play asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us. Acting in films since she was only five years old, Mortez’ credits include The Amityville Horror, Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, Carrie and Kick-Ass 2. She will soon be seen in The Equalizer, Dark Places, Laggies and If I Stay. The Library Related Showslast_img read more

Governor Douglas to host NGA eHealth meeting in Burlington

first_imgThe State Alliance for e-Health (The Alliance) will meet for its semi-annual conference. Key topics are scheduled to include implementation of the Health Information Technology for the Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which is part of the Recovery Act of 2009, as well as quality improvement and health reform. The Alliance also will unveil its latest report Preparing to Implement HITECH: A State Guide for Electronic Health Information Exchange. Alliance members will hear from a number of experts, including Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.WHAT: Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, co-chair, Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, co-chair, State Alliance for e-Health MembersWHEN: Friday, August 7, 2009 9:00am 4:00pm EDTWHERE: Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center870 Williston RoadBurlington, VT 05403Live webcast: http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nga/090807(link is external)To help states navigate the complexities of developing and using health information technology and electronic health information exchange, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) created the State Alliance for e-Health in 2006. The State Alliance is a consensus-based, executive-level body formed to address the unique role states can play in facilitating adoption of interoperable electronic HIE. It is intended to be a forum through which stakeholders can work together to identify inter- and intrastate-based HIT policies and best practices and explore solutions to programmatic and legal issues related to the exchange of health information. For more information, visit the NGA Center at www.nga.org/center/ehealth(link is external).last_img read more

Cricket Fraternity Hails Kohli and Boys’ Historic Win Over South Africa

first_imgRanchi: As the Indian Cricket team registered an emphatic victory over South Africa in the final Test at the JSCA Stadium on Tuesday to clinch their first-ever series whitewash over the Proteas, the cricket fraternity hailed Virat Kohli and Co. for the historic achievement.“Outstanding display of cricket by India to win the series 3-0. Very good to see all batsmen contribute & the wickets getting shared between the pacers & spinners. Dominating start to the World Test Championship (sic),” the legendary Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Twitter. Mohammad Shami also wished his team for the series win and tweeted: “Congratulations team India and good show with a bat -bowl guy’s #TeamIndia (sic).”Meanwhile, head coach Ravi Shastri also congratulated his boys saying: “Excellent bunch of people to be with. Congratulations on an outstanding series win. Enjoy the moment #TeamIndia #INDvsSA (sic).”Pacer Umesh Yadav also felt pride in being a part of the team and said: “What an amazing series win. Great effort by the bowlers and batsman. Proud to be a part of this team.”Harbhajan Singh also wished the Kohli-led team and tweeted: “3-0 as predicted congratulations @BCCI, team india.. way to good for South Africa.. they have lots of work to do to get their team to that level. #INDvsSA (sic).”India now has 240 points in the ongoing World Test Championships after winning all the five matches they have played so far since the inception of WTC and is currently placed at the top of the table. IANS Also Read: Kohli, Bowlers Hand India Unassailable 2-0 Lead in SeriesAlso Watch:Nagaon Body Builder brings laurels winning Natural Body Building Union International-2019last_img read more

Fast Five: This week in Wisconsin athletics

first_img1. New meaning to the Battle for the AxeAfter Wisconsin’s victory over Iowa and a Minnesota win over Nebraska last weekend, the two teams will square off in Madison Saturday for the Big Ten West division title and a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game on the line.Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) and Minnesota (8-3, 5-2 Big Ten) will meet for the 124th time Saturday but this is arguably the biggest game between the two rivals since their 1962 matchup at Camp Randall. That year the No. 5 Badgers beat No. 3 Minnesota 14-9 to win the Big Ten and advance to the Rose Bowl.One of the most memorable moments in recent memory between the Badgers and Gophers came back in 2005 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. No. 23 Wisconsin found themselves down 34-31 to No. 22 Minnesota with just 38 seconds left in the game. The Gophers punted from their own end zone but Wisconsin’s Jonathan Casillas blocked the punt and the Badgers recovered the punt in the end zone for the touchdown and a stunning 38-34 defeat of Minnesota.The moment is forever enshrined in the intro video that plays before the Badgers take to the field at Camp Randall.The Badgers have dominated the rivalry as of late, having won 10 straight matches and 17 of the last 19 meetings with the Gophers. Saturday’s game will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. from Camp Randall Stadium.2. Has the Wisconsin volleyball team lost in its past 17 matches?The No. 2 Badgers (26-2, 16-1 Big Ten) defeated No. 10 Illinois in a thrilling four-set match Wednesday at the UW Field House before taking care of No. 20 Ohio State in straight sets Friday night in Columbus. Their win over the Buckeyes gave them 17 straight Big Ten wins which matches a program record.Lauren Carlini won the Big Ten Setter of the Week honor for her performance against Illinois and Ohio State. She tallied 89 assists, averaging 12.7 per set while recording four services aces and five blocks. It was her fourth career Setter of the Week honor.Freshman Kelli Bates won Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for the first time in her career. Bates was pivotal in the Badgers defeating the Illini as she recorded a career-high 17 kills. She also notched a match-high 13 kills against Ohio State to average 4.3 kills per set over the course of the two games.Wisconsin will travel to Rutgers Wednesday before finishing their regular season schedule Friday at home against Purdue. A win against Rutgers would tie a program record for consecutive match wins with 18.3. Off to the BahamasIs the lost city of Atlantis real? Maybe, but probably not.Is the Battle for Atlantis men’s basketball tournament not only real but one of the premiere early-season tournaments for the 2014 season? Absolutely.No. 2 Wisconsin headlines a competitive 2014 Battle for Atlantis Tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas, that will take place from Nov. 26-28. The field also includes No. 5 North Carolina, No. 18 Florida, No. 22 UCLA, Oklahoma (unranked in the AP Poll but No. 21 in the Coaches Poll), Georgetown, Alabama-Birmingham and Butler.The Badgers will open up with UAB Wednesday at 6 p.m. (CST). The winner of that matchup will take on the winner of Georgetown and Florida. Here’s the full tournament bracket.The team escaped the wintry conditions in Madison just in time and arrived in the Bahamas Monday. It certainly looks as if they’re enjoying their time in the warm weather.4. Men’s hockey looks for first winThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team is still looking for their first win of the season after two more defeats this past weekend against Colorado College and Denver. The team is probably feeling a little bit like this player from the Los Angeles Kings.But the Badgers are keeping their hopes up and return to the Kohl Center this weekend for a series with Ferris State Friday and Saturday. The Bulldogs (7-6, 4-4 WCHA) split their series with Alabama-Huntsville last weekend and have beaten both Michigan and Michigan State already this season.While Wisconsin has lost all eight of its games this season, head coach Mike Eaves points to the fact that they played well this past weekend despite the two losses. The Badgers are still a really young team as 17 of their 26 players are underclassmen and 11 of those 17 are true freshman.“We actually just got the stats from Saturday night’s game in Denver — we out-chance our opponents, we outhit them, we out-[shot block] them,” Eaves said in his Monday news conference. “The only stat that we didn’t out do them was goals for. It’s an interesting journey we are on right now because we have not had a lot of puck luck, and we believe the harder you work the more you get and that’s an old quote. We sat in that locker room after the game and went around the room and we knew how well we played.”5. Off to the Bahamas (Part II)Much like the men’s basketball team, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team will head to the Bahamas for a Thanksgiving tournament as well. The Badgers will participate in the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas and will open with a tough test against No. 2 South Carolina Thursday.Wisconsin, South Carolina, East Carolina and Syracuse will participate in the Lucaya Bracket of the tournament with the Wisconsin-South Carolina winner taking on the East Carolina-Syracuse winner for the championship. Here is the four-team bracket.last_img read more

Key UEFA meeting to decide on way forward for suspended Champions League

first_imgThe latter stages of this season’s Champions League could go ahead in August in Lisbon in a “Final Eight” format, according to reportsParis, France | AFP |  As football around Europe returns after a long suspension, UEFA is set to announce the format for the latter stages of the Champions League at a key meeting on Wednesday which will also raise the thorny issue of the postponed, pan-continental Euro 2020.The Champions League was frozen in mid-March before the last-16 stage had been completed, as the sport ground to a halt when the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold.Initially, European football’s governing body had hoped to finish its flagship competition — along with the Europa League and women’s Champions League — by the end of June.It soon became clear that such an outcome was overly optimistic, and during the peak of the pandemic in Europe any prospect of finishing the season at all looked slim.Nevertheless, UEFA has for some time been working on a way of completing its season in August, which looks feasible as leagues restart and the European death toll from Covid-19 slows.With that in mind, the Executive Committee meeting, to be held by videoconference, is set to approve the idea of a “Final Eight” in Lisbon, as widely reported by media across Europe in recent days.That would mean finding a way to play out the four remaining last 16, second legs before bringing together all the  quarter-finalists in Portugal’s capital for a series of one-off games to crown the European champions. According to reports, the final would be on August 23.In the current context, grouping all teams together in one place and reducing travel is the wisest solution, although it remains to be seen how many fans, if any, could attend.Football in most countries is being played behind closed doors, yet UEFA’s meeting comes in the same week many EU member states — Portugal among them — opened up once again to foreign visitors.The final was scheduled to be played in Istanbul on May 30 and only last week Turkey’s Sports Minister, Mehmet Kasapoglu, expressed confidence that the city would not lose out.“I have no doubt it will take place in the best way in Turkey. We’re confident that we will receive good news on June 17,” he said.However, last month the New York Times reported that Istanbul could instead be awarded a future final, when it is safe for fans to travel in large numbers. – Fewer hosts for Euro 2020? –Gdansk in Poland was slated to host the Europa League final but that competition also looks set to finish in a watered down “Final Eight” format.German newspaper Bild reported last week that the closing stages would be switched to the region around the western city of Cologne.A similar format could be brought in for the women’s Champions League, the final of which was due to be played in Vienna.UEFA’s announcements will have a knock-on effect on when next season can start around Europe. Everything could be derailed by a second wave of coronavirus infections.Euro 2020 was meant to be in full swing by now, but postponing the tournament by 12 months was one of the first big decisions taken as the crisis intensified.Staging the European Championship in 12 different countries, from as far apart as Baku and Saint Petersburg to Dublin and Bilbao, already looked questionable before the virus struck.Now UEFA must potentially make some big decisions about its format, and president Aleksander Ceferin recently hinted that the number of host cities could be reduced.In an interview with beIN Sports, he admitted to having “some issues” with three unnamed cities. “In principle, we will do it in 12 cities. But if not, we are ready to do it in 10, nine or eight,” he said.That could leave some hosts — just like Istanbul — less than happy, making this week’s meeting a potentially delicate diplomatic operation for UEFA to go along with all the logistical challenges. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more