Becky Ann Baker, John Earl Jelks & More Set for Barbecue

first_img View Comments Broadway alum Becky Ann Baker and Tony nominee John Earl Jelks have been tapped for the world premiere of Robert O’Hara’s Barbecue. Directed by Kent Gash, the production will begin performances on September 22 at the Public Theater, where it will run through November 1. Opening night is set for October 8.Baker has appeared on Broadway in Good People, All My Sons, Assassins, Titanic, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Jelks received a Tony nod in 2007 for Radio Golf; his additional Broadway credits include Holler If Ya Hear Me and Gem of the Ocean. He returns to the Public after recently appearing in ToasT.The cast will also include Arden Myrin (The Public’s Boston Marriage), Paul Niebanck (Broadway’s In the Next Room), Tamberla Perry (The Belle of New Orleans), Constance Shulman (off-Broadway’s Loose Knit, Steel Magnolias), Heather Alicia Simms (Broadway’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Samantha Soule (Broadway’s The Philanthropist, Coram Boy and Dinner at Eight), Benja Kay Thomas (off-Broadway’s Bootycandy) and Kim Wayans (TV’s In Living Color).The show follows the O’Mallery family as they stage an intervention for their drug-addicted sister Barbara. The event takes a harsh turn as familial stereotypes and politics collide.Barbecue will feature set design by Clint Ramos, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Jason Lyons and an original score and sound design by Lindsay Jones.last_img read more

OnSite CUNA ACUC: Disruption and innovation

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This week credit unions have gathered in Seattle a town that is deeply connected to innovation and change so it’s only fitting that these were key points of the opening session today. CUNA President and CEO, Jim Nussle called on us to not only embrace disruption but to lead industry disruption.The term “disruption” is often surrounded by feelings of uncertainty and fear. Too often we get stuck in our own bubble and we don’t notice that there are countless examples of disruption in our daily lives that we can draw inspiration from. One of the best examples given was the Amazon Dash button, a button that you can put on your fridge or washing machine and with just a tap, your coffee, laundry detergent, etc. is at your door the next day. It’s that easy. This is the reality of the world we live in today. It doesn’t matter if you are talking about baby boomers, gen xers, or millennials we are all living in a world where convenience is king. George Blankenship, formerly with Apple, brought about an important point that is key to our success: When Apple launched the iphone none of the technology was new it was simply the first to combine all of it into one device. How can you apply those same concepts to your credit unions and create an experience that your members will never forget.It’s time for us to embrace the pace at which the world is changing and start thinking how we can use what we already have available to create something that significantly impact our member’s lives. It’s time to either be the disruptors, or we will be forced to accept that someone else will take the title. So go, create your dash button.last_img read more

Jakarta temporarily closes eight workplaces on first day of PSBB

first_imgThe Jakarta administration forced eight companies to close temporarily during inspections on Monday to curb the transmission of COVID-19.Jakarta Manpower, Transmigration and Energy Agency head Andri Yansyah said the authorities had found several employees at five of the companies testing positive for the coronavirus disease. Meanwhile, the three other companies were shut for failure to implement strict health protocol.“Of 64 companies inspected, eight were forced to temporarily shut down,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by Andri, however, did not elaborate on the number of employees testing positive for COVID-19. He only revealed that the three companies that had failed to implement health protocol were located in South Jakarta and East Jakarta.The agency ordered the companies to stop operating for three days, as mandated by Gubernatorial Regulation No. 29/2020 on COVID-19 sanctions.Read also: Jakarta to lift odd-even policy with return of PSBBThe provincial administration had reimposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on Monday to contain the spread of COVID-19, as the number of cases kept surging across the capital. The restrictions will remain in place until Sept. 27 and may be extended beyond that.During the PSBB, workplaces in 11 essential sectors – including health, food, energy, communications, finance, logistics and daily needs retail – are only allowed to operate at 50 percent of their usual capacity.Meanwhile private companies outside these sectors as well as government offices must implement work-from-home policies and allow no more than 25 percent of their employees to work at the office at the same time.According to official figures, Jakarta – the country’s epicenter of the coronavirus disease — has confirmed 56,175 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, with 1,450 deaths. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Shaibu Tanko Ibrahim takes over Amidaus as head coach

first_imgAmidaus Professionals have  officially  appointed  of Shaibu Tanko Ibrahim as their new head coach.The  former assistant coach for Hearts of Oak  replaces Baba Ali, who was sacked following poor delivery by the club.The Tema-based side have not revealed the details of the contract but have confirmed his appointment as replacement for Baba Ali.The Operations Manager of Amidaus Professionals Serrif Sulley confirmed the appointment on Asempa FM’s Sports Nite.“It is true that we have appointed Tanko as our new head coach but we can’t reveal the details of the contract,” Sulley said.Shaibu Tanko’s first assignment will be on Sunday, when Amidaus Profs. lock horns with league leaders Asante Kotoko at the Tema Sports Stadium. Amidaus are tenth on the Ghana Premier League table.last_img read more