Lucy Punch Will Star in the West End Transfer of Great Britain

first_img Great Britain is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Paige Britain (Punch) is the ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. The National Theatre production opened at the Lyttleton Theatre on June 30 this year, just days after its announcement and with no preview period. Punch is stepping into the role originated by Billie Piper. The actress, along with Ben Mansfield, will join members of the original National Theatre production’s cast, including Sarah Annis, Ross Boatman, Robert Calvert, William Chubb, Dermot Crowley, Jo Dockery, Robert Glenister, Ian Hallard, James Harkness, Scott Karim, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas Lumley, Maggie McCarthy, Iain Mitchell, Miles Mitchell, Aaron Neil, Nick Sampson, Kellie Shirley, Kiruna Stamell, Harriet Thorpe, Rupert Vansittart, Joseph Wilkins and Andrew Woodall. Lucy Punch will lead the cast of the previously announced West End transfer of Richard Bean’s Great Britain. The National Theatre production, directed by Nicholas Hytner, will begin performances on September 9 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The play will open officially on September 26 and run through January 10, 2015. Punch, who can be seen on screen later this year as Lucinda in the movie adaptation of Into the Woods, has appeared in films including You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Hot Fuzz, Bad Teacher, Being Julia and Are You Ready for Love?. Her previous stage credits include Boy Gets Girl, A Carpet, a Pony and a Monkey and The Graduate.center_img The production is designed by Tim Hatley, with lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding, sound by Paul Arditti and video design by 59 Productions. View Commentslast_img read more

5 Quick takeaways from THINK Virtual Power Lunch: “Navigating COVID-19 Payments Trends”

first_imgAt last week’s THINK Virtual Power Lunch, experts from CO-OP and Accenture dove deep into the current state of payments and how it may change over the coming months as a result of COVID-19.The panel discussion shed light on a number of opportunities for credit unions, from rising consumer adoption of digital and contactless payments to top-of-wallet strategies within credit and debit.A full recording of the “Navigating COVID-19 Payments Trends” webinar is available for download here. Be on the lookout for more THINK Virtual Power Lunches happening throughout the rest of this year.Here were five quick takeaways from the conversation:Demand for Contactless Payments is ExplodingContactless payments will be a huge area of growth for credit unions as more of their members begin using them. In fact, research has shown that nearly one third of Americans have begun using contactless payments for the first time. “My expectation is that [contactless] is here to stay,” said Bruce Dragt (CO-OP Chief Product Officer).  “It has moved from kind of a novelty to a fact of life.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Back to school in the COVID-19 era: How to protect members against rising online fraud

first_imgBack to school season is upon us, and this year is shaping up to be radically different. Consumer behaviors have changed significantly since the onset of the pandemic crisis, and families are now doing much of their shopping online as they prepare for learning at home. Unfortunately, fraudsters are primed to capitalize on the ongoing uncertainty.Mid-summer, most public school systems across the country were still assessing their plans for the fall semester. As of August 11, 2020, seven states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia had statewide school closures in effect, and 17 of the 20 largest school districts had decided on remote learning as their back-to-school instructional model, affecting over 4 million students[1].In response, families’ traditional back to school shopping patterns have been upended. According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers are expected to increase their purchasing this season, and will spend significantly more on electronics like laptop computers to meet students’ distance learning needs. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Patchogue Man Killed in Head-on Crash With Another Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old Patchogue man was killed when his car crashed head-on with another in Sayville on Wednesday night.Suffolk County police said Christian Hernandez was driving a Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Montauk Highway when he crossed into the opposite lanes of traffic and collided with an eastbound Toyota Prius near Broadway Avenue at 8:45 p.m.Hernandez was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. The other driver, a 32-year-old of Brooklyn man, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img

49ers are No. 1! (In preparedness for a quarterback emergency)

first_imgThe superlatives are raining down upon the 49ers, and for good reason. They’re perfect through two games (attention 1972 Dolphins, break out the worry beads). They’re averaging 414 yards per game. They have scored 72 points in two games, one less than they scored in all of October last year.They have a little kismet going for them as well (if you discount Joe Staley’s broken leg). They’re about to play the Pittsburgh Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger. Then comes two bye weeks (an official …last_img

Who stays? Who may be non-tendered? A look at A’s arbitration-eligible players

first_imgThe A’s have 12 players that are arbitration eligible heading into the 2019/2020 offseason. The team has until December 2 to decide who to tender contracts to, or non-tender.Some jump off the list as sure-fire, relative bargain targets for contracts. Some may warrant non-tenders or trades, either because of 2019 struggles or to de-clog positional pipelines.Here’s a breakdown of the arbitration possibilities, with some projections from a typically-accurate post. Players’ …last_img

Search & Display Over 10 Million Historical Government Records, Thanks to the National Archives

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Government#NYT#web The National Archives says it plans to add additional functionality in the coming year, including the ability to zoom into images and pan through the archives’ holdings. The National Archives and Records Administration launches an Online Public Access prototype today, making available to the public millions of digitized government records. The effort is part of the National Archives’ plan to provide better online services and better access to historical government documents.The Online Public Access prototype provides access to and information about the National Archives’ records. It is a centralized mean to search and display information from multiple National Archives resources. “People have asked us for a Google-like search,” says the National Archives’ Pam Wright, “which I think this really provides.” Currently, the prototype contains all the data from the Archival Research Catalog and several series from the Access to Archival Databases – around 10.9 million electronic records. In addition, the new search engine provides access to 1 million records from the Electronic Records Archives, which aren’t available elsewhere online.It isn’t simply the breadth of the collection that makes this a great tool; it’s the presentation of the information. The digital copy of the item is large and central, and all the pertinent catalog information is also easy to read. audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Petron claims third title

first_imgDel Monte sets out for repeat LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Bernadeth Pons proved that she’s still the queen of the sand when she powered Petron XCS to its third straight title in the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup late Saturday at Capitol Beach Front here.Playing without regular partner Sisi Rondina, Pons teamed up with Dij Rodriguez this time in dominating Jackie Estoquia and Dhannylaine Demontano of Sta. Lucia Santorini, 21-10, 21-14, in the finals to clinch the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ The high-flying Rondina failed to make it after playing her final game with University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament best-of-three finals also on Saturday.Still, Pons took care of business, leading the Blaze Spikers to a strong start and an even stronger finish to dominate the Lady Realtors en route to claiming a grand slam.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Sisi told me to defend the title,” said Pons, the former Far Eastern University star who will be reunited with Rondina in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Boracay later this month. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Paolo Maldini beaten on professional tennis debut

first_imgAC Milan and Italy great Paolo Maldini made an inauspicious start to his professional tennis career when he and doubles partner Stefano Landonio were beaten 6-1 6-1 at the Aspria Tennis Cup on Tuesday.The 49-year-old and his coach Landonio, 46, received a wildcard for the second tier Challenger Tour event but were thrashed by Poland’s Tomasz Bednarek and Dutchman David Pel in their first round match on the Milan clay.Maldini, widely considered one of the best left backs of all time, played more than 700 matches for AC Milan, winning seven Italian league titles and five European Cups before retiring in 2009. He won 126 caps for Italy.last_img