Imelda Staunton to Headline Virginia Woolf?

first_img View Comments Imelda Staunton(Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images) The rumors were true and after the recent sad news of Edward Albee’s passing comes the announcement that Imelda Staunton will star alongside Conleth Hill in a new production of the late playwright’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Directed by James Macdonald and designed by Tom Pye, the revival will play a limited engagement from February 22, 2017 through May 27. Opening night is set for March 9 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha (Staunton), much to her husband George’s (Hill) displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.Staunton has been nominated for eleven Olivier Awards, winning four, including for her recent performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. 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.Hill (George) is perhaps best known for his role as Lord Varys in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He won an Olivier for The Producers and for Stones In His Pockets in the West End and received Tony nods for Stones In His Pockets on its transfer to Broadway and The Seafarer. His film credits include Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Whatever Works.Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play; the 1966 film adaptation was directed by Mike Nichols, and starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. It was last seen on the Main Stem in 2012 led by Tracy Letts and Amy Mortonlast_img read more

Airports, seaports urged to use thermal scanners

first_imgAccording to Dr. Marlyn Convocar,regional director of the Department of Health, information stated in the cardswould make contact tracing of passengers faster and more efficient. Arriving airline and ship passengersmust fill out the cards that ask, among others, their travel and healthhistories, among others. Those who have travelledto countries with positive 2019-nCoV cases are encouraged to coordinate withtheir local health offices and have themselves checked should they experiencefever or respiratory diseases./PN PUIs are individuals whohave fever or respiratory infection and a history of travel to China within thelast 14 days or a history of exposure to a confirmed 2019-nCoV case. Authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 use thermal imaging cameras to detect travelers with signs of coronavirus. CNN PH Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo,the RPOC chairperson, said his provincial government was ready to procureforehead thermometers for the seaports in the municipalities of Dumangas andEstancia if procuring thermal scanners was not viable. The RDC and RPOC wanted a tighterscreening of people entering the region through airports and seaports in a bidto keep Western Visayas free from the virus. DOH data showed that sevenof the 10 PUI were already discharged from the hospital while five were alreadytested negative for the 2019-nCoV. The test results of the others were yet tobe released. Airline companies must have thermalscanners, too, stressed the councils. Other airports in the region are theKalibo International Airport, Boracay Airport, Roxas City Airport, andBacolod-Silay Airport.center_img The RDC and RPOC also called onairport and seaport managements to implement the Health Declaration Cardprovided by the Department of Health (DOH). The Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloiloalready has two thermal scanners being used by Bureau of Quarantine personnelscreening arriving airline passengers. ILOILO City – To help detect peoplepossibly infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), airports and seaportsshould use thermal scanners that measure body temperature, according to theRegional Development Council (RDC) and Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)in Western Visayas. The councils also urged the Departmentof Education to order schools to procure soaps, disinfectants, etc. for the useof students, and for the DOH to issue guidelines to tertiary schools which havestudents assigned in hospitals as part of their training on the manner ofhandling suspected cases of novel coronavirus. The RDC and RPOC held a joint meetingyesterday at the National Economic and Development Authority Building here. As of Feb. 4, DOH Region 6recorded a total of 10 persons under investigation (PUI) for nCoV in WesternVisayas. Six of these PUIs were from Aklan, two from Negros Occidental, and twofrom Iloilo City. DOH-6 emphasized that itwas closely working with local government units and concerned governmentagencies to intensify case detection and surveillance as well as infectionprevention and control measures. Fever is one of the symptoms of the2019-nCoV infection which originated in Wuhan City, China and has so far killed564 people and infected 28,018.last_img read more

Flying Eagles Land in Poland for U-20 World Cup

first_imgWhile in Bad Grogging, the team played four friendly games (a 3-3 draw with Freiburg U19s; a 1-2 loss to Saudi Arabia U20s; a 3-1 win over AFR Aelen and; a 1-1 draw with Red Bull Salzburg) as they seek to win the FIFA U20 World Cup for the first time.Two-time runners up at the competition, in 1989 and 2005, Nigeria took the bronze medals at the 1985 finals staged in the former Soviet Union.Team Captain Ikouwem Udoh Utin said that the camping exercise in Germany has helped the team blend very well.“Our time in Germany has really helped us to come together as a group, blend with one another as well as learn new things from our coaches,” Utin enthused.“It has been a wonderful experience here in camp. The boys now understand one another better and we have perfected our plans as we go into the tournament. We want to make Nigeria proud in Poland and we will do our best not to disappoint Nigerians. Our aim is to go all out and win the trophy for Nigeria. We also want to thank the NFF and Nigerians for their support and we will go there and represent Nigeria well.”IK Sirius of Sweden striker Henry Offia is also optimistic that the team will go far in Poland 2019 and the lessons learned in camp will go a long way to help actualise this aim.“I’m really happy and grateful to be part of this team. This is my first time with any of the national teams and I’ll do my best not to disappoint,” Offia stated, adding: “We’ve had a good time in camp, learned a lot from the coaches and hopefully we put all into practice in Poland. It will be a tough competition no doubt but we are determined to go out there and make Nigeria proud. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I’ll make best use of it.”17-year old goalkeeper Jonathan Zacalla, who is also one of the new faces in the team believes this team will give their best in Poland. Zacalla, who plays for Triestina in Italy also stressed that the camping exercise has helped develop his game which hopefully will translate to a good outing in Poland.“The camping exercise was tough but I enjoyed every bit of it. It was a good experience for me and the other players,” he revealed. “I’m hopeful of a good outing in Poland and will continue to work hard to make it happen. Our coaches have done a lot in training and I hope we can use that to good effect when the U20 competition starts.”The team was boosted by a visit to the camp on Thursday by President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr.Nigeria will start her FIFA U20 World Cup campaign on 24th May against Group D foes Qatar before other duels against USA and Ukraine. Nigeria’s Under-20 boys, Flying Eagles have landed in Poland for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup after rounding off a three-week residential training at Bad Gogging on the outskirts of Munich, Germany on Saturday.The team flew out Germany via Munich on yesterday morning for the final leg of preparation for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup that starts on 23rdMay. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramcenter_img Rohr in Flying Eagles Camplast_img read more