Off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre celebrated the opening night of its newest production, Incantata by Paul Muldoon, on February 23. The play, written by Pulitzer-winning poet Muldoon, is about the death of his former partner, and is about grief and love. It’s directed by Sam Yates and stars Stanley Townsend. At opening night, actors Uma Thurman, Bill Irwin and Kate Mulgrew showed up to celebrate the play. Incantata runs until March 15. See photos from the opening night below. Bill Irwin and Paul Fahy, artistic director of the Galway Arts Festival Irish Rep producing director Ciarán O’Reilly, director Sam Yates, actor Stanley Townsend, producer Jen Coppinger, producer Paul Fahy, playwright Paul Muldoon and Irish Rep artistic director Charlotte Moore. Sam Yates, Uma Thurman and Paul Muldoon (Photo: James Higgins) Bill Irwin Kate Mulgrew View Comments Kate Mulgrew Uma Thurman Star Files
Chermack Consulting Group (CCG), a Scottsdale-based, full-service project management firm representing global clients throughout the Southwest, announced Friday its agreement to merge with Keyser to lead Keyser’s growing project management division.“Our approach has always been to focus as much on the people we serve as the ‘sticks and bricks’”, stated Tom Chermack, founder of Chermack Consulting Group. “The parallel that exists between CCG’s and Keyser’s core principles creates the perfect platform for establishing a dominant project management team that will continue to provide unmatched client representation across the globe.”The newly combined division of Keyser will operate under the Keyser brand, and has plans for significant local and regional growth in the coming years. Tom Chermack will lead the division within Keyser and represent the service line on Keyser’s Executive Advisory Committee.
CBRE has been retained by the Maricopa County Stadium District Board of Directors to appraise the value of Chase Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.The Board voted to explore the option to sell Chase Field in downtown Phoenix to private, out-of-state investors last month. The proposed deal, which was made public in early August, would include keeping the Arizona Diamondbacks at the stadium through 2028 — the remainder of the team’s contract with the county.Julius Blatt, managing director of CBRE’s Sports and Entertainment specialty group within the firm’s Valuation and Advisory line of business, will lead the effort in appraising Chase Field for the county.“We are very excited to work on the appraisal of Chase Field for the Stadium District’s Board of Directors,” said Blatt. “We appreciate the Board’s confidence in our experience valuing sports and entertainment complexes. Our experience and breadth of resources will allow us to put together a comprehensive and well-researched appraisal to help the Board make an informed decision as they explore the sale of the complex.”Blatt points out there are only 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in existence, making this assignment both unique and challenging.CBRE’s Sports and Entertainment valuation group has worked on a number of similar projects in recent years, including valuation assignments for the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field in Chicago; the Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome) in Toronto, Ontario; the O.co Coliseum and Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.; and the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan, among others.“Sports complexes generally have a short economic life making their appraisal a unique challenge. Stadiums and arenas are entertainment venues and as they age this impacts overall consumer/fan experience, which in turn affects property values.”The CBRE Sports and Entertainment group consists of a core group of professionals located throughout the United States, all with extensive and unique experience in appraising and valuating sports and entertainment properties on their clients’ behalf.CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory Services provides appraisal, property condition, market studies, feasibilities, underwriting due-diligence, environmental, zoning and telecommunication consulting services to a broad base of local, regional and global clients. It has a professional staff of more than 1,700 appraisers, engineers, architects and environmental scientists in more than 300 major metro areas globally.
The Chronicle of Higher Education:The press coverage of the so-called “QWERTY effect” in early March left me somewhat worried that it is so easy to publish bad science, but absolutely appalled at the state of science reporting.The alleged effect is that average scores on reported positivity or happiness associations are slightly higher for words having more letters from the right-hand side of the keyboard.By late on March 8, Mark Liberman at Language Log had re-examined the relevant statistics, noting that the effect is extremely weak. It could explain about a 10th of one percent of the variance in positive vs. negative affective judgments about words, if it existed.He then replicated the effect on a new data set. “It’s comforting,” he says, “to see apparent confirmation … in an independently-collected data set, with a similar adjusted multiple r2 of 0.0013. At least, it’s comforting until we recognize that the source of this data was a random number generator.”Read the whole story: The Chronicle of Higher Education More of our Members in the Media >
Superintendent Kurt SteinhausNew Mexico Public Schools will close for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16 amid growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus.LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus spoke with Secretary of Education Ryan Stewart Thursday evening. Steinhaus confirmed the closure and told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will issue a statement Friday, with further details.“Because the LAPS Spring Break is scheduled for the week of March 23, we’ll only have to make up two weeks,” Steinhaus said.More details about the Los Alamos school closure will be made available soon, he said.The closure comes after the New Mexico Health Secretary issued a public health order temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings in New Mexico that brings together 100 or more people in a single room Thursday. The public health order defines mass gatherings where people gather in space like auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, conference centers and theaters.This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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Land Securities first proposed the sale of its stake in the 1.2m sq ft shopping centre in April last year, hoping to achieve more than £300m, but the sharp slump in the property market deterred potential buyers.A recent recovery in the sector helped conclude the deal, and the final price even reflects an increase of £5m on the March valuation, providing further evidence of an improvement in values for good property assets. It comes days after the £1bn cash-and-debt sale of half of British Land’s Broadgate estate in London. Financial Times, The Times
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he transformer, which was destined for a new paper factory outside the east coast port.Danbrit Shipping has also organised the shipment of four 120 tonne gantry cranes from Holland to Norway on one of its chartered ocean vessels which can be seen in the picture below. Danbrit Shipping is the UK member of Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE), a global network for cargo equipment owners, stevedores, tug and barge operators and export packers, serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry.
SWEDEN: Leasing company AB Transitio has awarded Bombardier Transportation a SKr280m five-year contract for the heavy maintenance and refurbishment of 54 two-car and five three-car Regina regional electric multiple-units.Pre-series refurbishment of the first of the EMUs is expected to be completed by mid-2020, with the rest following by mid-2024.The work will include repainting, new carpets, seat refurbishment, revised interior lighting, fitting new headlights and the installation of an additional pantograph and control equipment.