Glenn Close Talks A Delicate Balance and Her Return to Broadway


first_img Related Shows A Delicate Balance View Comments Glenn Close Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015 Star Files Glenn Close is returning to Broadway in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance this month, starring opposite fellow Tony winner John Lithgow, and she’s loving the challenge. On her Today Show visit on October 6, Close told Matt Lauer, “all of us have come to the moment where you sink to you knees and roll on the floor.” Sometimes, even Oscar nominees resort to the fetal position. On her long-awaited return to the Great White Way after 20 years, Close says, “It’s where I think my home is, and it’s where you really have to come up with the goods. At this point in my career, I was incredibly motivated to come back—to be in a challenging show with remarkable actors around me.” You can catch her come up with the goods beginning October 20 at the Golden Theatre!last_img read more

Vermont firm gets $190,000 for career training and housing assistance of migrant farmworkers


first_imgTelamon Corp.S.C.$966,905 PathStone Corp.Pa.$1,544,889 Telamon Corp.Md./Del.$489,431 United Migrant Opportunity Services/UMOS Inc.Wis.$1,250,652 Telamon Corp.W.Va.$196,339 County of KernCalif.$2,107,959 Central Valley Opportunity Center Inc.Calif.$1,927,835 PathStone Corp.Vt.$190,798 Kentucky Farmworker Programs Inc.Ky.$1,210,852 Proteus Inc.Calif.$3,950,219 The US Department of Labor today announced $83,941,360 in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to combat the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers who depend primarily on agricultural labor jobs. PathStone Corp of Jeffersonville received $190,798. A total of $78,253,180 will go to 52 organizations nationwide to provide training, employment and support services for farmworkers and their families. An additional $5,688,600 will go to 16 organizations to provide temporary or permanent housing assistance.The National Farmworker Jobs Program helps eligible workers improve their agricultural job skills, and train for careers in emerging industries and occupations that offer higher wages and more stable employment.  The program also offers services such as child care, health care and transportation assistance.”Agricultural workers face significant barriers to stable employment, and all too often it is their families who pay the price,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “These grants address this reality by not only helping workers improve and expand their job skills, but also by providing housing and other crucial support services.”The housing assistance grants will provide permanent housing assistance, temporary and/or emergency housing assistance, or a combination of both.  Permanent housing assistance services include pre-development and development services; project management; and resource development to secure acquisition, construction or renovation, and other operating funds for farmworker housing.  Temporary housing assistance services include housing units for temporary occupancy, the management of such housing units, emergency housing payments and case management. Services typically are provided in more than one state or areas of a single state.The National Farmworker Jobs Program is authorized by Congress in Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and grants are allocated through a formula that estimates the number of eligible workers in each state or territory. Puerto Rico and 45 states each have one grantee. California has five grantees.  There are no grantees in Alaska. Connecticut and Rhode Island are considered a combined service delivery area, as are Maryland and Delaware.  The grants cover a two-year period but are funded on an annual basis.  The awards announced today are for July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.  Second year allocations will be dependent on the funds available through the fiscal year 2012 appropriations process and on grantees’ compliance with all current and future departmental guidance.Editor’s Note: A chart listing the grantees, their locations and award amounts follows this news release.National Farmworker Jobs Program Grant Awards New England Farm Workers’ CouncilConn./R.I.$391,109 New England Farm Workers’ CouncilMass.$322,032 Illinois Migrant CouncilIll.$1,437,203 OIC of WashingtonWash.$3,090,088 WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Motivation Education & Training Inc.Minn.$1,234,045 Telamon Corp.Ind.$923,526 ORO Development Corp.Okla.$1,272,692 New England Farm Workers’ CouncilN.H.$101,931 Oregon Human Development Corp.Ore.$1,971,923 Telamon Corp.Ga.$1,532,229 California Human Development Corp.Calif.$3,790,340 Florida Department of EducationFla.$4,146,020 Tennessee Opportunity Programs Inc.Tenn.$857,418 Telamon Corp.Mich.$1,399,272 Oregon Human Development Corp.Nev.$179,751 PathStone Corp.Puerto Rico$3,058,359 Motivation Education & Training Inc.Texas$6,673,042 HELP – New Mexico Inc.N.M.$946,732 $78,253,180.00 TOTAL Motivation Education & Training Inc.Neb.$1,088,204 United Migrant Opportunity Services/UMOS Inc.Mo.$985,854 Eastern Maine Development Corp.Maine$293,084 Motivation Education & Training Inc.N.D.$607,492 Arkansas Human Development Corp.Ark.$1,144,854 PathStone Corp.N.Y.$1,656,708 PathStone Corp.Ohio$1,259,904 Telamon Corp.Ala.$791,926 PathStone Corp.N.J.$696,249 Black hills Special Services CooperativeS.D.$620,254 Telamon Corp.N.C.$2,690,959 GranteeStateAmount Proteus Inc.Iowa$1,176,640 Portable Practical Educational Preparation Inc.Ariz.$2,132,576 Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers OpportunitiesMiss.$1,297,176 Telamon Corp.Va.$927,817 PIC Inc.Utah$289,213 Center for Employment TrainingCalif.$8,208,464 Community Council of Idaho Inc.Idaho$1,074,827 Motivation Education & Training Inc.Wyo.$233,936 Rural Employment Opportunities Inc.Mont.$597,263 Maui Economic Opportunity Inc.Hawaii$330,485 Rocky Mountain SER/Jobs for Progress Inc.Colo.$999,986 SER Corp. of KansasKan.$1,074,936 Motivation Education & Training Inc.La.$910,782last_img read more

Man Drowns in East Meadow Pool


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old man drowned in a backyard swimming pool in East Meadow on Tuesday afternoon.Nassau County police said Gelber Orozco-Velasquez of Hempstead  was found not moving in the pool on School Street by a second man who pulled him out and started CPR shortly after 2 p.m.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he died.last_img

Credit union regulatory burden diverted $7.2B from services in 2014 alone: CUNA study


first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Regulatory burden cost credit unions $7.2 billion in 2014, according to the results of a comprehensive study spearheaded by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).In a webinar for CUNA members Tuesday, CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel discussed the results of the study for the first time, and Chief Operating Officer Rich Meade provided an update on CUNA’s proposed bylaw modernizations.Regulatory relief is CUNA’s top advocacy priority, and CUNA has testified a number of times before Congress in recent years on the impact of regulatory burden on credit unions and their members.CUNA began working on the regulatory burden study roughly 18 months ago, and as the study was preparing to launch, several legislators commented in congressional hearings that banking regulators seemed to lack sufficient information on the costs associated with the regulations applied to financial institutions. continue reading »last_img read more

5 ways to make SEO count today


first_img 48SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr What is SEO and SEM?If you are anything like I was five years ago, these ever-essential acronyms wouldn’t mean much, yet they are imperative in today’s digital market. In short, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) are the most effective ways to educate internet algorithms on what your website contains.When you search for a keyword or phrase on Google or Bing, each deploys their programming (crawlers and pinpoint algorithms) to search through massive databases. Depending on how rich your content is and how well it stacks up to similar content, ranking algorithms decide where to place your website among the search engine results. Having strategic site-wide SEO could be the difference between appearing on the first page of search engine results instead of the third.Think search doesn’t matter? continue reading »last_img read more

Three Indonesians who attended mass prayer in Malaysia test positive for COVID-19


first_imgThree Indonesian citizens who participated in a mass prayer during 2020 Jhor Qudamak, a mass Islamic gathering, in Malaysia have tested positive for COVID-19.Foreign Ministry acting spokesman Teuku Faizasyah confirmed that three individuals had taken part in the grand tabligh (religious) gathering.“All three have been hospitalized in Malaysia,” Faizasyah said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.Malaysia reported 190 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, up from 12 on Friday, with the new cases said to be linked to the gathering. Read also: COVID-19: North Sumatra traces residents who attended virus-stricken religious gathering in Kuala LumpurThe country has traced around 5,000 of the 14,500 Malaysians who attended the event.The Malaysian Health Ministry said it would place the event participants and their closest contacts in quarantine for 14 days.The event was held at the Sri Petaling Jamek Mosque from Feb. 27 to March 1 and was attended by 16,000 people from various countries, Reuters reported.The mass gathering was attended by 700 participants from Indonesia, 200 from the Philippines and 95 from Singapore, Channel News Asia reported. Singapore said it was currently tracking its citizens linked to the event.Meanwhile, in Brunei, at least 38 of the 40 COVID-19 cases in the country have been linked to the event. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

More Women Pick Nomination Forms in Tanzania


first_imgTalk Africa: African Women Leaders AGOA Creating job opportunity for Tanzania women Supporters hold CCM posters Supporters hold CCM postersA total of 1,322 members of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), majority being women, have applied to be considered for nomination to vie for various positions in the forthcoming general election.“This has been good, women can now challenge men,” Mr Vuai Ali Vuai, Deputy Secretary General, said in a press statement, mentioning that 699 women applied against 623 men for political leadership.He said that 378 applied to vie for Member of Parliament (Union), 358 House of Representatives (HR), 289 councillor, and 297 women special seats.Mr Vuai said in his statement that out of the applicants, 156, 137, and 109 women applied to stand in respective constituencies for MP, HR, and Councillor, respectively.The Deputy Secretary General commended all members particularly women for picking up forms to apply for nomination, saying gender balance in elections has been growing and justice will prevail in all stages of nomination.Elections for Special seats are over, while applicants for MP, HR, and Councillors are now finalizing their campaigns to woo voters in CCM branches before party-primary elections scheduled for August 01, 2015.Relatedcenter_img Tanzania to Pick New President on October 25thlast_img read more

The most morbid reason to get married.


first_img Share LifestyleRelationships The most morbid reason to get married. by: – August 24, 2011 Tweet 33 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Image via thechangeupmovie.comGuy comedies like The Change-Up, Hall Pass and The Hangover would have men believe that marriage is the beginning of the end of their lives. But science begs to differ. In fact, single men are 35 percent more likely to DIE sooner, or eight to 17 years earlier than their married buddies. Yup, not hearing wedding bells could lead to an early grave. Morbid? Yes. But totally true.To be fair, men are more susceptible, but single ladies are affected too. The same research, which looked at over 500 million people (yowza!), showed unmarried women are 23 percent more likely to die an early death, or seven to 15 years earlier than those who are hitched.But women aren’t the ones who need to add insult to worry. What I mean is, we’re already assaulted with the image of the doomed single women (a la Bridget Jones worrying that she’ll die fat and alone and get eaten by dogs, agh) from the time we first make our Barbie and Ken dolls say “I do.”It’s the commitaphobic guys especially who really need to hear and be freaked out by this news! The ones who think they can get by just fine doing their best Leonardo DiCaprio impression. Or the ones who are skittish about popping the question.This study’s not so much news as a reiteration of what most of us already, instinctively know … which is that a healthy, happy marriage bolsters our well-being in various ways. Researchers say that without one, single people (not widowed or divorced people) likely suffer from a lack of a support network, health care, government assistance, and reduced wages.But on a less technical level, just looking at my parents who will have been married 34 years this fall, and my grandparents who were married over 50 years, their partnerships helped them get through many a mental, emotional and physical hurdle. The support companionship provides is unparalleled by anything else. As much as my dad might grumble when my mom annoys him, or vice-versa, I swear they wouldn’t be nearly as well without the other in the picture. And you can see the same phenomenon in senior couples. When one passes, sadly, it seems to be only a matter of time before the other faces a mental or physical decline.In short, it’s not rocket science that companionship should enrich our lives. Anyone idealizing bachelorhood need only put two and two together to realize they’ll probably live a much happier, healthier life with a wife.What do you think about this research?by The_Stirlast_img read more

Governor Orders Flags To Half Staff


first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff in honor of Patriot Day.Flags should be lowered at sunrise and remain at half-staff until sunset.Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to the men and women who were injured or lost their lives on September 11, 2001.last_img

ESM volleyball has 1-2 stretch, beats Utica Proctor


first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CBAESMvolleyball In the last days before the school holiday break, girls volleyball teams from East Syracuse Minoa and Christian Brothers Academy earned victories.The Spartans took on Utica Proctor last Thursday and endured a couple of tough sets, but still swept the Raiders 25-22, 25-16, 25-23 to reach the .500 mark at 3-3.Alana Day led the way as she put together nine assists, four kills and four digs. Olivia Fortuno had eight kills, three blocks and three digs. Skyler Mahoney also got four kills and Morgan Ransom earned six assists, with Helena Scolaro earning four aces and Jazmin Tyo getting four assists.Then ESM visited New Hartford last Monday, and in this Spartan clash the hosts got the best of it in four sets.After dropping the first set 25-18, ESM won the second set 25-20 to pull even. Yet New Hartford absorbed this and controlled the rest of the match, winning the third set 25-10 and the fourth set 25-16.As for CBA, it played last Friday at Cato-Meridian, taking only three sets to put away the Blue Devils 25-9, 25-16, 24. The Brothers improved to 4-1 overall and, after a tournament this Friday at Onondaga, will resume its league slate Jan. 6 at Faith Heritage.Back on Dec. 16, ESM faced Cortland and lost in four sets to the Purple Tigers.Cortland had roared out to a 5-0 start, highlighted by rallying from two sets down to knock off reigning sectional Class B champion Chittenango in five on Dec. 10. Not stopping there, the Purple Tigers swept CBA a day later and then, on Dec. 13, survived a comeback bid from Onondaga to claim another five-set decision.So the ESM match was Cortland’s fourth in seven days, but it jumped all over the Spartans in 25-14 and 25-13 sets.Recovering well from this, ESM did win the third set 25-13 to prolong the match, but with all of its starters back, the Purple Tigers closed it out 25-11 in the fourth.Fortuno produced six kills for the Spartans, adding five assists and five digs. Day had seven assists and 10 digs, with Ransom getting 11 digs and Scolaro and Tyo getting seven digs apiece.To lead Cortland, Grace Call produced 16 assists, her passes often going to Kayci Olson, who had nine kills. Lexi Zacek paced the Purple Tigers’ defense, earning nine digs.ESM plays in  the Watertown Pink-Out Clash this weekend, and goes to another tournament at Mount Markham on Jan. 4 a day after a match against Camden.last_img read more