Tix Now Available for New York Premiere of Colman Domingo’s Dot

first_img Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of Colman Domingo’s Dot, which begins performances on February 4 at off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. Starring Marjorie Johnson, who played the title role in the recent world premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the production will officially open on February 23.Dot follows Dotty, a matriarch suffering from dementia. Her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their mind and fight to balance care for their mother and for themselves. Tony winner Susan Stroman will direct the Vineyard Theatre production.The cast will also include Finnerty Steeves, Sharon Washington, Stephen Conrad Moore, Libya V. Pugh, Colin Hanlon and Michael Rosen. Marjorie Johnson(Photo by Dan Demetriad) Show Closed This production ended its run on March 24, 2016 Related Showscenter_img Dot View Commentslast_img read more

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Do you want to avoid the fate of the Target CIO?

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robin Remines Robin Remines brings an exciting combination of strategic vision and tactical finis to the OGO Executive team. Prior to joining Ongoing Operations, Ms. Remines served as Vice President, Information Technology … Web: ongoingoperations.com Details Let’s face it – the job of the CIO isn’t getting any easier and to add more pressure onto the plate we are seeing more and more “voluntary resignations” in the aftermath of security breaches like Target.  The retail giant made headlines after announcing that 110 million Americans were effected by a massive breach of it’s systems.The resignation of the CIO followed shortly thereafter.  Fair? Hard to know what their internal dialogue was but loss of corporate data may just have become THE most serious threat to a credit union today!Systems can be replaced and buildings rebuilt but the confidence and trust your members have in you may not be replaceable. Not to mention that cost of the breach, especially if not covered could cost your credit union everything.No plan (system or network) is fail proof but there are lessons learned that can help strengthen your security position:Go beyond compliance – Being compliant does not mean your credit union is secure. Credit unions should go beyond minimum compliance standards and undergo a variety of penetration tests several times a year.Educate your C-level (and Board) – The responsibility of a breach has become personal with jobs being lost and accountability directed at leadership and boards. The C-team and Board need to insist on gaining a deeper knowledge of the threats and mitigation strategies.Know your logs – Knowing how to manage and read your event logs is crucial to IT security. Today’s credit union CIO is deluged with log reports from firewalls, data leak prevention devices, IDS/IPS and ant-virus/spam scans. How are you keeping up with them? Most credit union’s don’t have a dedicated Information Security Office (ISO), which brings me to my next point.Hire A CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) – Establishing an Information Security position – someone whose sole job is to monitor the security position of the credit union – should be high on the priority list for credit unions. Not only does it help to relieve the burden of the CIO but establishes a much needed separation of duties.  It also shows the rest of the credit union that Information Security is serious business.Create an Incident Response Plan – Credit unions are required to have incident response plans and many do. The problem is that they are rarely tested to determine their effectiveness.When a breach occurs – ALL energy goes to fixing the breach and stopping the bleeding.  And while this is definitely important for your technical team ) many times the communications plans are after thoughts.  What you tell your members and when you tell them can be just as important as securing your data.Secure outside help – A huge mistake that many credit unions make is assuming they can handle the event themselves.Not only is this lacking the recognition of how quickly these attacks can spread their resources thin but also doesn’t protect the credit union from the ultimate insider threat – a rogue IT person.Account for Johari’s Window Quadrant 4  – What you Don’t Know You Don’t Know. – I’ve read the Target breach began with an HVAC contractor accessing a wireless network inside the corporate network. Where aren’t you looking or suspecting? Vendor access? Insider threat? Simple loss of a corporate cell phone or laptop.Ultimately as a credit union CIO, your job is secure the infrastructure and lock up the data.  Using the steps above to map out a deliberate security strategy that is prioritized at the highest level. And while no system/network is 100% fault proof, knowledge is power! Without it, we stay behind the vulnerability curve forever.last_img read more

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GSA nips Dexter in EM Class C girls’ soccer quarterfinal

first_img Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 DEXTER — In an Eastern Maine Class C girls’ soccer quarterfinal on Tuesday in Dexter, the fifth-seeded George Stevens Academy Eagles nipped the fourth-seeded Dexter Tigers 1-0 on a goal by Morgan Dauk.The Eagles improved their record to 10-5-0 with the win. Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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The Latest: Beach volleyball spikes 2 more events

first_imgThe Latest: Beach volleyball spikes 2 more events “We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___1:30 p.m.The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled.Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April. 11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday.Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.”McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution. The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak. With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___12:30 p.m. Associated Press More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The German soccer federation says that games in the top two women’s divisions and the women’s cup will be suspended through April 19.___2:05 p.m.British horse racing will take place without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees.The British Horseracing Authority says “the intention is for scheduled race meetings to take place wherever possible.” It adds that “decisions may have to be made to cancel meetings.” BHA chief executive Nick Rust says the racing industry is “following the government’s advice to strike a balance between protecting public health and maintaining business activity.”More than 250,000 people attended the four-day Cheltenham Festival last week.No decision has been made on whether the Grand National Steeplechase will go ahead at Aintree next month. More Britons bet on that race than any other. ___1:55 p.m. The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.___11:25 a.m.The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak.center_img The international beach volleyball tour has postponed two more events, clearing the schedule of everything until May 6.The FIVB says a three-star event that was supposed to take place this week in Gold Coast, Australia, and a four-star tournament next week in Cancun, Mexico, have been postponed because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The events are crucial for athletes trying to qualify for the Summer Olympics, with more points available at the higher-rated tournaments.The FIVB says it is in contact with the IOC about “potentially revising the beach volleyball qualification system” for the Tokyo Olympics.As of Monday, four of the last nine points-rich four- and five-star events have been postponed or canceled.___ The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___ ___3:30 p.m.The Russian soccer league has taken a step closer to shutting down after CSKA Moscow canceled its upcoming game with Zenit St. Petersburg.The league is to meet Tuesday to discuss its response to the coronavirus outbreak. However, CSKA said it was no longer able to host Sunday’s game against Zenit after restrictions on mass gatherings in Moscow were tightened.CSKA says it will discuss potential rescheduling and refunds for spectators later. March 16, 2020 John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too.Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.”___ The Hungarian soccer federation has temporarily suspended all of its competitions.Federation spokesman Jeno Sipos says clubs have been asked to forego training sessions and make it possible for players and staff members to stay home.Sipos says in a video posted on the federation’s Facebook page “we hope we are contributing to stopping the spread of the epidemic.”The federation’s announcement was in line with a government decision to have sports matches played in empty stadiums and only if organizers took responsibility.Speaking Monday in parliament, famously soccer-mad Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be even better if matches were not played at all. 12:20 p.m.NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics on how long that would last.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction. The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.— Reporting by Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m.The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid. The Russian league was the largest European soccer competition still operational over the weekend, with more than 33,000 fans attending a game between Zenit and Ural Yekaterinburg on Saturday.One large banner at the match read: “We’re all infected with soccer and will die for Zenit.”___2:10 p.m.The German soccer league has extended its suspension through at least April 2. The extension covers the next round of games and the upcoming international break.League CEO Christian Seifert says “it doesn’t mean that we assume we can play from April 3.”Seifert adds that some clubs could face potential financial collapse and put “tens of thousands of jobs” at risk without funding from TV broadcasts and sponsors.Paderborn player Luca Kilian has tested positive for the coronavirus. Three players in the second division also have the virus.Germany was the last of Europe’s top five leagues to suspend games.last_img read more

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Syracuse looks to avoid slow start against Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 18, 2014 at 12:12 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Louis Cross called it a wake-up call.Juuso Pasanen’s 18th-minute goal against Cornell turned around a lackluster first 17 minutes against the Big Red, after Syracuse came out flat following a high-intensity game with Notre Dame.When SU travels to Clemson, South Carolina, to take on the Tigers on Saturday at 5 p.m., the No. 23 Orange (5-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) can’t afford another slow start. The Orange faces a Clemson (3-3, 1-0 ACC) team with a much more balanced attack than the Big Red — one that will be more equipped than Cornell to pounce on early SU miscues.“We were a bit down after (the Notre Dame) game,” Cross said. “But we knew we had to draw a line straight away.”As Cornell pestered the Syracuse back line in the early stages of Tuesday night’s game, the Orange at times scrambled to find its marks and was left to foul the Big Red attackers to prevent goal-scoring chances.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNormally, goalkeeper Alex Bono, Jordan Murrell, Tyler Hilliard and whoever is in the middle have near-flawless execution in playing the ball out of defense on the ground. But on Tuesday, the majority of clearances were in the air and a handful even went out of bounds on the fly.After a stretch in which Cross, Murrell, Bono and McIntyre all vocally urged Syracuse to get in the game, captain Nick Perea motioned with his hands for the team to “calm down.”“It was a very slow start,” Pasanen said. “I think we need to work on that because we can’t have a slow start like that against ACC teams.”Conor Goepel is Cornell’s only goal-scorer this year, as the team has only put two balls in the back of the net now through five games. When Syracuse takes on Clemson, though, it will face a team that has had seven different players score the team’s eight goals on the season.In the first 20 minutes of last year’s meeting, one which SU won 1-0, the Tigers had four shots and two corner kicks, applying early pressure on the Orange defense of Oyvind Alseth, Murrell, Thomas and Chris Makowski.In that game, Clemson outshot Syracuse 12-6 and had a 6-to-1 advantage in corner kicks taken. Similar to Tuesday, the Orange found a way to eke out a victory despite not always being on the front foot, something McIntyre said is a testament to his team’s ability to rebound from stagnant stretches during a game.“We talked about perhaps not being at our best,” McIntyre said. “Good teams have that consistency and we found a way.”Cross said he thinks the Orange can get a “surprise” result at Clemson, but the bigger surprise might be if the Tigers are able to score early on a team that’s surrendered only one goal all season.In order to keep Clemson off the score sheet for a second straight year, Pasanen said the Orange will have to change how it comes out of the gate, and change it quick.“We’ve got to get better tomorrow (in practice),” Pasanen said after Tuesday’s game. “We’ve got Clemson coming up next away and we’ve just got to be 110 percent ready for that game.” Commentslast_img read more

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