Frank Wood Will Star Opposite Forest Whitaker in Hughie

first_imgTony winner Frank Wood will join the previously announced Oscar winner Forest Whitaker in a limited engagement of Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie. Directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage, the Broadway revival will begin previews on February 5, 2016 and officially open on February 25 at the Booth Theatre. The venue is currently home to Hand to God, which is set to shutter on January 3.Wood won the Tony Award for Side Man; he has also been seen on Broadway in Clybourne Park, August: Osage County, Born Yesterday and Hollywood Arms. His film resume includes Gold, Changeling, Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Dan in Real Life, Thirteen Days, Pollock, People I Know, In America, Down to You, Royal Tennenbaums, Greetings from Tim Buckley and The Missing Person. Wood’s TV credits include The Newsroom, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Elementary, Blue Bloods, The Knick, Girls, Flight of the Conchords, Grey’s Anatomy, Sopranos and Law & Order: SVU.Hughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan. Whitaker plays Erie Smith, a drunken, small time hustler who is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Erie regales the new night clerk (Wood) with tall-tales of his glory days and times spent with Hughie.The two-hander premiered on Broadway in 1964 with Jason Robards in the role of “Erie” Smith; it was last seen on the Great White Way in 1996 in a production directed by and starring Al Pacino.   View Comments Hughie Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016last_img read more

Trades continue push for Senate consideration of SAFE Banking Act

first_img continue reading » The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act is a critical first step to ensure legal cannabis marketplaces are safe, legal and transparent, CUNA and other financial services trade organizations wrote to Senate Banking Committee leadership Thursday. CUNA and the other organizations called on the Senate Banking Committee to bring up and vote on the SAFE Banking Act or similar measures.The bill would provide a safe harbor for entities that conduct legal, cannabis-based businesses, which CUNA supports. CUNA takes no position on the legalization or decriminalization of cannabis.“A growing chorus of Americans and legal businesses now face an increasing number of risks resulting from a patchwork legal system with no federal banking protections. Because of this, U.S. industry and, especially, financial institutions – which provide the infrastructure for safe marketplaces to grow— must assume civil and in some instances, criminal liability in order to service state-licensed cannabis businesses and ancillary companies,” the letter reads. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Czechs report first poultry H5N1 outbreak

first_imgJun 21, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Agriculture officials in the Czech Republic today confirmed the country’s first H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in poultry, while Vietnamese officials announced the death of another human H5N1 patient, the country’s second in 2 weeks.Josef Vitasek, a Czech veterinary official, said the virus infected nearly 2,000 turkeys in a 6,000-bird flock near the village of Tisova in the eastern part of the country, according to a Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) report. He said the remaining birds would be culled today and that authorities have imposed 3- and 10-km security zones around the farm.Czech News Agency reported that none of the turkeys from the farm have been distributed to retail outlets, according to a Reuters report today.The turkey outbreak marks the second confirmed appearance of H5N1 in the Czech Republic. In the spring of 2006, 12 wild swans tested positive for the disease, according to reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The dead swans were tested as part of a national surveillance program, according to the report. The country has never had a confirmed human H5N1 case.Europe’s last H5N1 outbreak occurred in February at a British turkey farm. Agriculture officials said that outbreak was probably linked to an earlier outbreak in Hungarian turkeys.Also today, health officials in Vietnam said a 28-year-old woman died of an H5N1 infection, according to the Associated Press (AP). In view of previous news reports, the woman appears to be one of the two recent H5N1 case-patients announced by Vietnam on Jun 12. The woman, from Ha Nam province, about 37 miles south of Hanoi, was previously reported to be in critical condition at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.Nguyen Hong Ha, deputy hospital director, told the AP that she died today after 13 days in the hospital. The woman had had contact with sick poultry, the AP report said.With the woman’s death, Vietnam’s apparent H5N1 human toll is 98 cases with 44 deaths. The World Health Organization has not yet confirmed 5 cases, including 2 fatal ones, reported by Vietnam in recent weeks, so the WHO count for Vietnam remains at 93 cases with 42 deaths.The 20-year-old man who was announced on Jun 16 as Vietnam’s most recent H5N1 fatality was from Ha Tay province, one of 18 Vietnamese provinces affected by a recent spate of poultry outbreaks, mostly in duck flocks, the AP report said.In other news, agriculture officials in Ghana said the H5N1 virus has been confirmed in poultry in the Volta region town of Aflao, bringing the number of affected regions to three, the African news service Joy News reported 2 days ago. The discovery led to the culling of 1,100 birds in the area around Aflao, Ben Aniwa, the region’s veterinary services director, told Joy News.Ghana reported its first H5N1 outbreak in early May, making it the ninth African country to be hit by the disease. No human cases have been confirmed.See also:Apr 27, 2006, OIE report on infected swans in Czech RepublicJun 13 CIDRAP News story “Vietnam reports two H5N1 cases”last_img read more

‘Jealous wife’ Conor McGregor will come back to UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov says

first_imgKhabib Nurmagomedov expects Conor McGregor’s retirement to be short-lived.While speaking at a Moscow university Tuesday, Nurmagomedov said he believed McGregor and the UFC couldn’t reach a deal for upcoming fights, so McGregor decided to throw in the towel. However, Nurmagomedov expects McGregor to have a change of heart.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”I don’t think he’s finished,” Nurmagomedov said, via ESPN.Nurmagomedov added: “Conor acts like a jealous wife, who says ‘I will leave’ all the time but then comes back.””Conor acts like a jealous wife, who says ‘I will leave’ all the time but then comes back”: Khabib on Mcgregor’s announced [email protected] @TeamKhabib— Denis Geyko (@DenisGeykoRT) April 2, 2019UFC president Dana White seems to agree with Nurmagomedov, saying Sunday that the two need to meet in person to discuss future fights.”I think that there’s some things that Conor wants and I think that Conor wants to get together face to face, he and I, and we probably will in the next couple of weeks and we’ll get this thing figured out,” White said in an interview with  KLAS-TV . “Listen, who gets respected more than Conor McGregor does? Come on,” White continued. “The guy’s never been disrespected, definitely not by me. And he’s got a lot of money too.”But he’s stuck on this thing where he wants a piece of the ownership and that’s just – if you look at basketball, Michael Jordan didn’t own a piece of the league, and the list goes on and on. Is Conor very valuable to the sport and to the brand, the UFC? Of course he is. That’s a tough one, but I think there’s other ways that we can make him happy.”McGregor retired once before in 2016 but decided to get back in the octagon shortly after. However, his one fight since his 2016 un-retirement was against Nurmagomedov, who defeated him handily in October.last_img read more