We’re losing our minds! Before Gypsy on Broadway, Imelda Staunton will headline a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the U.K.’s National Theatre. Directed by Dominic Cooke and co-starring Janie Dee, the Daily Mail reports that the production is set to bow next year.Staunton has been nominated for eleven Olivier Awards, winning four, including for her recent performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. She will next be seen in the West End in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Other stage credits include Sweeney Todd, Circle, Mirror, Transformation and A Delicate Balance. Film credits include Vera Drake and Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films. Dee won the Olivier for Comic Potential and Carousel. Her numerous additional stage credits include Noises Off, Hello Dolly!, Blithe Spirit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ah, Wilderness! and Hand to God.On the soon-to-be demolished stage of the crumbling Weismann Theatre, a reunion is being held to honor the Weismann Follies and the beautiful showgirls who were once its stars. As two couples remember their pasts and face the harsh realities of the present, the shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they’ve danced, both on the stage and throughout their lives.Featuring a book by James Goldman and music and lyrics by Sondheim, Follies contains well-known songs including “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind.” The original Broadway production of Follies was directed by Harold Prince and opened on April 4, 1971, running for 522 performances and garnering seven Tony Awards. Imelda Staunton(Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images) View Comments
One of the most basic, but often most difficult roles of a manager is communicating effectively with staff. This can be a challenging task because each employee is different, and that means each person has a particular method of communicating. One employee may be outspoken and free with their thoughts, while another may be introverted and hesitant to speak up. Below are a few tips for communicating with your team and how you as a leader can better connect with every employee.DO listen and not just speakSometimes leaders let their position go to their head and they think they are the only ones in the room. In reality, being a leader means realizing the workplace is not just about you, but also about the entire team. With that comes the realization that listening to your staff is just as important as speaking to them. Your employees want to feel valued and be heard, so take what they say to heart.DON’T offer criticisms around othersNo one likes being called out in front of others so if you have an issue you need to bring up with an employee, call them in for a private meeting. When you do this, it’s also wise to communicate upfront the seriousness of the conversation. When an employee hears their boss ask for a one-on-one discussion, they immediately think the worst. So, as a leader, do your best to set the tone of the talk from the get-go.DO check in with them frequentlyAs a leader, it can be a challenge to distinguish the line between an involved boss and a micromanager. If you truly want to grow and learn in your leadership role, you will find your way and realize that balance between checking in with your staff and hovering over their shoulder. Periodically connecting with them is wise because it demonstrates your commitment to their success.DON’T focus on the negative No one likes a pessimist whether it’s their boss, their significant other, or another colleague. Remember as their superior you are setting the tone for the office culture. If you desire a positive, productive, and efficient workplace, you have to lead by example. If things don’t go the way you want them to, don’t get so frustrated that your team feels discouraged. Consider what needs to change and keep your staff motivated by being supportive and positive. 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
“This is no longer a vacation It’s a quest! It’s a quest for fun!” exclaims a flustered Clark Griswold in the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” He’s at the end of his rope, having lost luggage, family (RIP Aunt Edna) and his way along the road. All he wanted to do was have a fun family vacation. Clark Griswold provided my inner monologue while I road tripped recently to CUES’ Execu/Net in Sedona, Ariz.Execu/Net has long been one of my favorite events—top-notch speakers in the morning, with afternoons free to explore the great outdoors, gain perspective on life and find that elusive work/life balance. The gorgeous Sedona location, the free time to explore, and my daughters’ desire to visit Arizona … the stars aligned and I had the idea that our family vacation 2018 could be set.I’m very lucky to work with one of my best friends, Kari Sweeney, CUES’ supplier relations manager. Kari is as big a fan of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” as I am—she named our roof-top carrier “Edna”! I could do a whole series of blog posts focused on what makes her so awesome, but one of the traits I love about her is her sense of adventure. So, when I said to her “You know what might be fun? What if we took our kids and drove from Wisconsin to Arizona?” she immediately was in, and #FromCheesetoCactus became official. (#FromCheesetoCactus was our hashtag on Instagram and Facebook, if you’d like to travel cross-country vicariously with us.) ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
A deceased whale was found lodged on top of the bulbous bow on the cruise ship Grand Princess when the vessel arrived in Ketchikan, Alaska.The operator of the cruise ship, Princess Cruises, confirmed the incident, adding that the Captain of Grand Princess notified the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Coast Guard in Ketchikan about the incident.The company informed that it is unknown how or when this happened as the ship felt no impact. It is also unknown, at this time, whether the whale was alive or already deceased before becoming lodged on the bow.No whales were sighted in close proximity to the ship by the bridge navigation team as it sailed towards Ketchikan overnight, Princess Cruises said.The carcass has been removed and a tugboat has transported it to a location suitable for a necropsy. A team of marine mammal specialists from NOAA will determine the cause of death. NOAA officials said that it appears to be a juvenile humpback whale.Grand Princess, with a capacity of 2,600 passengers and a crew of 1,150, is deployed on a 10-day round trip cruise that departed San Francisco on August 6. The ship departed Ketchikan on schedule.
Share 20 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews NDFD launches Business Support Services Unit to assist small business enterprises by: – September 13, 2011 Photo credit: ndfd.dmSmall businesses in Dominica are being provided with an opportunity to upgrade the services that they offer.The National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD) launched its Business Support Services Unit yesterday to assist small business enterprises.Chairman of the NDFD Damian Dublin has described the launching of the new services as timely.“We have recognized the need for a small business support. Part of our mandate is an area of technical support and I realize there is a greater need for a support unit. It’s very timely because you see a lot of focus on small business. The recent financial meltdown in the US did not occur because of small businesses. It is because of this reality we have decided to lunch this unit,” he said.The Business Support Services Unit is being headed by Naomi Romain.She told yesterday’s launching that the Unit will be offering business and marketing plans, the preparation of financial statements, cash flow protections, VAT deductions, DSS payments and the completion of passport forms.“All you need to do is visit the NDFD with the idea, we develop it into a plan, provide you with the finance and we ensure that your business is successful by providing technical assistance and training opportunities,” she said.The General Manager of the NDFD Ronald Knight said a small business in Dominica cannot survive on its own.“Our clientele is made up of people that want to make something out of themselves who may not have had the necessary educational background. We want to offer the service and the training. It is extremely crucial,” he said.Dominica Vibes News
20 Views 2 comments Sharing is caring! Share Matthew Walter Parliamentary Representative for the Paix Bouche Constituency, Hon. Matthew Walter has given residents of Upper Bense the assurance that Government will seek to address a section of the Bense Road which has been in a state of disrepair.The Parliamentary Representative made that commitment when he addressed the recent Signing Ceremony for the Bense Water Supply System.Hon. Walter further explained to residents that extensive works could not have been done earlier because DOWASCO needed to do some pipe work on the road.“Work could not have been done on this section of the road because it’s a waste of money, my dear friends, to do repairs to a part of the road that we knew had to be dug because the pipes have to be passed through the trenches.”Hon. Walter says Government recently undertook some temporary works on the road but will seek to do more detailed work soon.“So the Council and myself consolidated our efforts and resources to do temporary patches to the road to prevent persons from breaking their legs and to allow vehicles to drive smoothly. So DOWASCO has to dig the trenches and as soon as that is done I am convinced and I can confirm in the presence of the Prime Minister that the monies will be made available for the repairs to be done on this section of the road.”Government Information Service Tweet Share Share LocalNews Road works in Bense coming soon – Walter by: – July 13, 2012
Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday as Phil Mickelson imploded and a rules blunder by Rory McIlroy left him only able to claim a “moral victory” for the second time in three years. Press Association Larrazabal carded a final round of 67 to finish 14 under par, one stroke ahead of major winners McIlroy and Mickelson, who were both left to rue vital mistakes. For McIlroy it was taking an incorrect drop on the second hole of his third round, an error which cost him a two-shot penalty and left him fuming about golf’s “stupid rules”. Two years ago, the former world number one was penalised two shots in his second round here for brushing away some sand that was not on the green but which lay between his ball and the flag. He went on to finish one behind surprise winner Robert Rock. Mickelson’s wound was also self-inflicted, the Open champion leading by one when he ran up a triple-bogey seven on the 13th after attempting to hit a right-handed escape shot from under a bush, only to suffer a ‘double-hit’ when his ball struck the bush and bounced back onto his club. The 43-year-old bounced back in typical fashion with birdies on the 14th and 16th, but was unable to find the eagle he needed on the 18th to force a play-off. McIlroy had played alongside Larrazabal and the pair were both three under for the day after 11 holes, but while McIlroy’s challenge stalled with a run of seven straight pars, Larrazabal birdied the 13th and hit two superb shots to the heart of the 18th green to set up the decisive birdie. “I can’t describe (how frustrating it is),” said McIlroy. “I feel like I’m standing here and I should be 15-under par for the tournament and win by one, but that’s the way it goes. I played the least shots of anyone this week. I can count it as a moral victory more than anything else. “It’s a very positive start to the season so I’m not going to let one little negative ruin that. I’m driving the ball well, hitting the ball solid and giving myself plenty of chances for birdies. And if I can keep doing that, the wins will come. “But Pablo played very well. I can’t take anything away from him. When he needed to he hit the shots and the two shots he hit into 18 were straight out of the top drawer, so fair play to him. He’s a good guy, one of my closer friends out here and good to see him get the win.” Mickelson had gone from two shots behind overnight leader Craig Lee – who slumped to a closing 77 – to one ahead with three birdies in 10 holes before the 13th certainly proved unlucky for him. “It never crossed my mind it might double-hit,” the left-hander said. “I was just trying to dribble it out of the bush, to move it about 10ft and I felt it was worth the risk. I wanted to use a lob wedge but had to turn around a four iron as I was having trouble seeing the club at address. “My two option, to take the ball and go back as far as I want in line with the pin, didn’t give me a shot. It was just bushes extending all the way back and I wouldn’t have had a shot except to go back to the tee box. “It p***** me off and I played more aggressive. I got refocused and made some birdies and gave myself a chance. If Pablo had not birdied the last hole to win, I would have gotten into a play-off, so I give him a lot of credit for finishing the tournament off the right way.” Mickelson said he could not remember the last time he suffered a double-hit, but added: “I have done it. I have done a lot of crazy s*** over the years.” Larrazabal was barely able to believe he had beaten McIlroy and Mickelson to claim his third European Tour title, his previous wins coming in 2008 and 2011. “I beat two of the three most talented guys in my era,” said Larrazabal, who likened his birdie putt on the 18th to the par putt holed by Martin Kaymer to retain the Ryder Cup at Medinah in 2012. “The first win in France my brother says was the win of talent. I had 100 putts in 72 holes, not even the best Tiger Woods could have beaten me that week. “The second win in Munich (in a play-off with Sergio Garcia) was one of belief. This is the win of hard work and team work. I worked so hard for the last two years and over the winter and I beat two of the three most talented guys in my era.” Larrazabal thanked his coach, caddie, brother and two physical trainers for aiding his success, but mysteriously refused to reveal the name of the man “who takes care of the rest.” “I am not going to tell you his name or what he does,” Larrazabal said. “It is the best thing that could happen to my game to meet this guy, but if you tell your secrets someone else is going to do it.”
ON Sunday December 3, the Guyana Police Force Football Club will be aiming to continue their rise like the phoenix to the top of the second division football heap locally, in the inaugural edition of the Turbo knock-out football tournament at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.The Eve Leary-based side have been one of the most dominant teams outside of the Guyana Football Federation Elite League for the past year with an impressive consistency.Police, after breaking the glass ceiling in the 2016 Major Cup Finals to take their first taste of gold, have been imperious since then, reaching six straight finals to be finally counted as one of the best in Georgetown and in the country.The side’s only blemish has been their defeat to arch rivals Western Tigers, in the Georgetown Football Association GT Beer Tournament and the Limacol Tournament earlier this year.Western have been their strongest barrier to the Georgetown supremacy, and it has been a ding-dong battle every time the two teams meet.THE ‘COACH DWAYNE BOBB’ FACTORCoach Bobb, who has been a guiding light to the Police team, clearing one road block after another, led them to their first title against Western Tigers in the Mayor Cup at Tucville ground.The coach then suffered a setback when Western rebounded to take the GT Beer Final beating the policemen.However, the coach’s resilience has proved that he’s no one-hit wonder, as the officers have surged ahead to take Corona Beer’s football tournaments after losing in the Limacol tournament.The Police have not let up in their pursuit to add more hardware to their cabinet, reaching the Turbo Knock-Out Football Final last Friday, before storming Linden on Sunday to reach the Mayor’s Cup Finals after whipping Soesdyke for a chance to defend their Mayor’s Cup title.TURBO KNOCK-OUT TOURNAMENT Coach Bobb, speaking ahead of their clash with Camptown in the Turbo Cup finals this coming Sunday, says that dedication has been his mantra since he was catapulted to the helm and he has instilled that in the players.He further went on to add that ‘the ability of the players to quickly understand and adapt has been instrumental to their achievements and that formula will not change now in the Turbo finals.’The coach was quick to point out that “while the talent has always been there, in order to nurture it and make that jump from third place to first, he has had to have a heavy hand on players to develop self- discipline so as to have the entire team working in harmony for continued success.’Coach Bobb added that the captaincy of Dwayne Jacobs cannot be underestimated because his experience and the calmness it brings to the team ensures that they remain settled and execute his plans for victory.The coach mentioned that because of the inexperience and bouts of indiscipline within the rank, it’s important to have a marshal in the midfield. He controls and manages player’s anxiety on the field to be able to capitalise on opportunities when they arise to win matches.POLICE X-FACTORPolice, led by longtime national player Dwayne Jacobs, have just returned from a stint with the Golden Jaguars who played Trinidad and Indonesia in friendly matches. Police have been a force like none other. Jacobs’s command of his troops has been unmatched.However, it’s been his ability to finish when they needed it most that has been partly responsible for his team’s ascension to the top.An example of that was the Corona Beer final against the Georgetown Football Club where he scored a triple to dispose of the former Elite League side GFC.Jacobs and the policemen will be looking to replicate such a performance against Camptown Football Club.In the ongoing Turbo Knockout Tournament they kicked off their campaign with a bang battering eagles in their opening fixtures 6-nil with Rawle Haynes coming to the fore with a hat-trick.They then went on take a needle victory over Kuru-Kuru before comfortably defeating Grove Hi-Tech 3-2 to reach the finals.The Police’s secret weapon has been their custodian Darius Frank, who has only conceded one goal so far in the tournament.Rawle Haynes, who is the tournament’s leading goalscorer with five, will be another player that Police will rely on on Sunday to provide that ‘wow factor’ to come out victors.The two teams will battle for a purse of half-a-million dollars and the bragging rights as the first Turbo Cup Knock-Out football champs.
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet says he would love to return to Stamford Bridge as manager and would find it hard to resist any approach from the club.Poyet, currently in charge at Brighton, told Sky Sports News he would be tempted to leave if either of his former sides Chelsea and Tottenham wanted him.He admitted: “I would say we would have a problem – the chairman knows that.AdChoices广告“I think these clubs that you played for, in my case Spurs and Chelsea, normally you are closer to them and it is easier because they know you.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Defending champs Trafalgar in pole position to retain titleTHIS Saturday at the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling in Berbice, the curtain will close on this year’s Berbice Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ tournament with the semi-finals and final.Reigning champions Trafalgar will face Lichfield in the first semi-final, while New Amsterdam Kings tackle East Bank Gunners in the other semi-final.The champs have so far moved through the tournament unscathed and are expected to prevail over Lichfield.The likes of Kevin Layne, Olvis Mitchell and Delwyn Fraser will be integral for Trafalgar, while Lichfield’s chances will rest squarely on Allan Garnett, Shelton George and Carlos Grant.In the feature clash, NA Kings are tipped to advance, especially with the likes of Quinn Hazel and Jamal Butts in their ranks.Meanwhile, East Bank Gunners’ pursuit of a place in the championship game will depend on how well Sherwin Nicholson and Joseph Giddings perform.The winning team will pocket $300 000 and the championship trophy, while second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will walk away $150 000, $100 000 and $75 000 respectively.It is expected that a number of Banks DIH officials, along with media representatives, will be on hand to witness the final of this year’s tournament.The other sponsor on board is Colours Boutique of Robb Street.