Saint Martin’s University Theatre Studies program presents “Uncle Vanya”

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Vanya and his niece Sonya lead predictable lives, keeping their emotions buttoned up while maintaining a country estate and sending all the profits from their work to Vanya’s brother-in-law. But their daily routine quickly unravels with the return of the brother-in-law, a retired professor named Serebryakov, and his young, very beautiful wife, Yelena, who manages to trigger within the entire family hidden passions born of unrequited love, thwarted ambition and enduring hope.This is the plot of what many consider to be Anton Chekhov’s greatest play, “Uncle Vanya,” which will be presented by the Saint Martin’s University Theatre Arts Program in November under the direction of David Hlavsa, professor of theatre arts.Hlavsa has chosen a new translation of the play by critically acclaimed playwright Annie Baker.“Baker’s version of ‘Uncle Vanya’ really brings out the humor and the emotional depth of the play,” says Hlavsa.  “It’s reasonably true to the original, but it doesn’t make us feel like we’re watching a museum piece — the play feels quite contemporary and relevant.”Hlavsa adds that he’s wanted to do the play for years, but this is the first time he’s had a group of students who are right for the parts and up to the challenge of Chekhov.  “The actors really have to have a keen sense of comedy and irony — and they have to have the emotional range and intelligence the work demands.”Performances will run November 14 – 16 and November 19 – 22 in Kreielsheimer Hall, the performing arts building, located on the University’s Lacey campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE. Tickets at the door cost $12 for general admission and $7 for students, seniors and military personnel. November 19 is Pay-What-You-Will. Tickets can also be purchased online at times are as follows:7:30pm, November 14, 152:00pm, November 167:30pm, November 19, 20, 21, 22For additional information contact David Hlavsa, Professor in the Theatre Arts program at 360-438-4345 or through email at read more

Lloris redeems himself after horror gaffe as 10-men hold on for win

first_imgHugo Lloris has now made nine errors leading to goals in the Premier League since the start of the 2016/17 season, only Asmir Begović has made more (10).It goes from bad to worse for Spurs. 😬— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 28, 2019 However, Lloris made up for his error in the second half with a string of fantastic saves as Spurs managed to beat the Saints 2-1.The Frenchman’s nightmare came just moments after Serge Aurier was sent-off for two bookable offences within FOUR MINUTES of each other after Tanguy Ndombele had given Spurs the lead.The right-back made a cynical foul on 26 minutes to prevent left winger Sofiane Boufal advancing on out wide.But just seconds later he was given his marching orders for committing another reckless foul.Again Boufal got the better of his man after he raced clear on the left hand side following a through ball from Pieree-Emile Hojbjerg.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerSensing he had been beaten for pace and position again, Aurier pulled back the Saints winger and was shown a second yellow.He will now miss the trip to Brighton next week.But Harry Kane was Spurs’ man of the hour once more, scoring just before the break and Mauricio Pochettino’s side held on for an important three points.4 Serge Aurier was given his marching orders for Spurs before half time against SouthamptonCredit: Reuters4 The full-back was dismissed for two yellow cards and will now miss the trip to Brighton next weekCredit: Reuters HUGO LLORIS was branded “a clown” after a calamitous mistake against Southampton – but redeemed himself with a string of second-half saves as Spurs won 2-1.The skipper left supporters and team-mates with their head in their hands after he gifted the visitors the leveller in farcical fashion.4 Hugo Lloris made an absolute howler to gift Southampton an equaliser at SpursCredit: Getty Images4 Danny Ings was able to pounce on his mistake to inflict huge embarrassment on the goalkeeperCredit: AFPThe keeper completely missed the ball while attempting a Cruyff turn inside his six-yard area, allowing striker Danny Ings to score the easiest goal of his career.Spurs fans were raging, one tweeting: “He has just had a brain fart.”Another said: “Lloris is a clown. Pass it on.”While a fellow fan demanded: ”Lloris needs that f***ing captain’s armband stripped now.”Even ex-Spurs striker Gary Lineker got involved.He wrote: “Oh dear Hugo. There are cock-ups and then there are giant cock-ups. Lloris’s is up there in the giant category.”Oh dear Hugo. There are cock-ups and then there are giant cock-ups. Lloris’s is up there in the giant category.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 28, 2019last_img read more

Mathews testifies over complaint about match-fixing

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews testified before police yesterday over a complaint that some national team players have been approached by a person with an offer to fix matches for money.Financial crimes investigators interviewed Mathews for several hours.”They wanted to know, as the captain, if I knew anything in detail. I answered all the questions,” Mathews said outside the police station. “We all want this game to be clean. Whoever has done something wrong, we want them brought before the court.”Mathews said the inquiry was only about the match-fixing approaches reported by players, not against the players themselves.”The cricketers felt really uncomfortable in the last few days because they were the ones who came forward and reported this to the ICC (International Cricket Council) and SLC,” Mathews said.The questioning came a day after Sri Lanka Cricket, the sport’s local governing body, suspended senior fast bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake for links with a practice bowler who is said to have brought the offers.Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and opening batsman Kusal Perera reported the approaches to the authorities.Samaranayake, who has been working with the fast bowling academy for many years and helped in the development of many leading bowlers, has been suspended for two months pending an inquiry. The net bowler identified as Gayan Wishwajith has been banned from all cricket activities.- APlast_img read more

Government can buy over Berbice River Bridge

first_imgDear Editor,As a kid growing up in Skeldon/Corriverton, I was among the many people of that area who dreamt of the day when there would be a bridge across the Berbice River because crossing by ferry was a big hassle and took many hours.Today, I am pleased that this dream has become a reality. Building this bridge was a great feat. There is no question that it has brought huge relief for Berbicians and other travelers. Time is money. By cutting commuting time to and from Region Six significantly, the bridge is worth its weight in gold.Let us give Jack his jacket. The Bharrat Jagdeo Government and the private sector deserve credit for taking up the challenge to build the bridge. It was a novel initiative based on a unique private and public-sector partnership at a time when Guyana did not have the money to pay for such a project.I understand that the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) is now saying that it is almost bankrupt and wants to increase the tolls in order to do maintenance work on the bridge, cover operation costs and pay dividends to shareholders.But, from what I recall from the early talks about the bridge between private sector investors and the Jagdeo Government, the Berbice Bridge tolls were never intended to be similar to the tolls for the Demerara Harbour Bridge; they were to be comparable to the ferry rates for various vehicle types.I understand that the BBCI needs funds to recover its investments, pay dividends and to fulfill its responsibilities. I empathise with this; but the toll increases will be hard for the average Guyanese to pay and could very well damage the psyche of the people and cause great hardship for everyone.There is a stalemate because this Government has taken a firm position not to approve any increases to the bridge tariffs and has also declared the intention to fulfill a campaign promise to reduce the tolls. This is a tough situation, but there is a solution.I have a suggestion: Government should buy the Berbice River Bridge! A lot of wealth is expected in Guyana from the oil industry and from other natural resources. This puts Government in an ideal position to get one or more loans and use other financial tactics to buy the bridge.I am sure that the European Union or a government from a great nation like India or China would be interested in giving a loan or grant so that our Government can buy the bridge from the private sector, in the interest of assisting Guyana’s national development.If Government buys the bridge, its operations and maintenance can then be subsidised with taxpayers’ money, just like what is being done with the Demerara Harbour Bridge, whereby Government’s input allows travellers to pay an affordable fee to cross the river.The tolls for the Berbice River Bridge can be higher than those for the Demerara Harbour Bridge and it can be subsidised by taxpayers’ money. Think about it. If Government buys it and it belongs to the Guyanese people, why can’t the people’s money be used to subsidise it to protect their interests?The Berbice River Bridge is vitally important to our country and people. I remember back in the day crossing by ferry involved all kinds of skullduggery and corruption. People who had influential friends to manipulate the system got priority in crossing. Others were inconvenienced and embarrassed. Today, travelling over the Berbice River has been reduced from three to four hours to just one to two minutes. Consider that for a moment.As one of those who suffered in those times, I view the Berbice River Bridge as a great blessing. I, along with many others who use the bridge regularly, know how much it has benefitted the county of Berbice and would like to see it kept in place and functioning well.Even though I compliment the private investors and the Jagdeo administration for making the bridge a reality, I respect the fact that this is a different Government with a new vision. But I believe this Government has the interest of our people at heart, so I urge them to consider my suggestion carefully.All power, success, achievements, progress, come from the heart and from the thoughts. I am calling on the Government to use positive thoughts, think wisely and think big to help the people of our country reach our rightful destiny of peace and prosperity.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Snrlast_img read more

Grove man denies killing poultry farm employee

first_imgMahindra Bishundial, called “Tyrone”, of Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Monday denied the State’s indictment that he, on November 6, 2012 at Busby Dam, Craig, EBD, murdered 57-year-old Aga Khan during the course of a robbery.As such, a mixed jury of 12 persons was empanelled before Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court to hear how the Edun Poultry Farms & Hatchery employee met his demise.Defence counsel Nigel Hughes entered an appearance for the accused man while Prosecutor Shawnette Austin is leading the State’s case against Bishundial. According to reports, Khan was confronted by several robbers and he handed over a bag. He was subsequently shot and rushed to the Diamond hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.It had also been reported that a porter was shot during the ordeal over five years ago. Police had said that Khan was driving motor lorry GJJ 2806, which was owned by his employer. It was observed that the men walked into the vehicle’s path and approached the now deceased man, ordering that he hand over cash.The Preliminary Inquiry was conducted by former Magistrate Leslie Sobers at the Providence Magistrate’s Court. However, the High Court trial will start on Wednesday.last_img read more

Guyana Aviation Polytechnic launched to aid oil and gas sector

first_imgSenior Manager of Logistics and Local Content of the Orinduik Development Inc, Sharon Roopchand believes that education is key in transforming Guyana into a sustainable oil-producing nation.Speaking at the launch of the first event of Aviation Polytechnic on Friday at the Herdmanston Lodge, Roopchand stated that training and development are the pillars to ensure local content development.“The launch of the Aviation Polytechnic is a milestone that marks Guyana’s preparedness to meet the aviation platform and demands to support the local oil and gas sector”, she added.She further explained that as Guyana embarks on “this vast, uncertain role” in the extraction of its oil-rich resources, the country’s education system must take priority with reference to aviation.“Since everything is happening offshore, the Polytechnic aims at having a robust trained supply of resources to the entire industry is paramount to the sustainable of a safe offshore aviation.”Roopchand stated that the Polytechnic posits to fill the immense gap in the aviation industry as well as to bring the country’s current and emerging local workforce up to the proficiency level to actively participate in the oil and gas sector.Meanwhile, Director of Policies and Regulations of Orinduik Development Inc, Hugh Denbow also noted the importance of aviation skills training tied into local content.He said that based on the thrust of Guyana in relation to establishing itself as a successful and sustainable oil-producing nation, the demands in the aviation sector will expand, and therefore the Polytechnic will provide the relevant and necessary training to meet all of those demands.Denbow added that technical education plays a huge rule in developing Guyana and that while the focus is on aviation, other agencies must stay focused on expanding education and skills training in other areas.last_img read more

High tide warning in effect

first_imgCitizens residing in low-lying areas across the coastal region are advised to brace themselves for predicted high tides this week, since storms and flooding are likely to occur.According to the Public Infrastructure Ministry, tides will rise beyond the normal levels until August 5. Areas susceptible to possible flooding or overtopping at sea defence structures include the Pomeroon river banks; San Souci to Sarah and Maria’s Pleasure to Meerzorg in Wakenaam; Cane Field-Amsterdam, Endeavour-Blenheim and Cane Garden in Leguan; Windsor Forest to De Willem on West Coast Demerara; Parika and Salem to Sparta on East Bank Essequibo.Water Street, Georgetown; Chapman Grove-Greenfield, Mahaicony, and Mahaica will also be affected. It is expected that the highest tides will be experienced on Friday, August 2 at 04:30h at a height of 3.28 metres and Saturday, August 3 at 05:19h at a height of 3.29m.The Ministry has sent a warning to mariners to display caution during these times, especially those operating fishing boats and larger vessels. The use of beaches and foreshore areas for recreation is heavily forbidden.last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Iain Miller does it again!He finds places in the west of the county most of us have never seen. In this video he shows how to go proper rock climbing in Gaoth Dobhair.Click play to watch DDTV: A UNIQUE VIEW OF ROCK CLIMBING IN GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: January 5th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img


first_imgBallyliffin Golf News:Sat 8 Aug 2015 Carndonagh FC Golf Classic.1st Gerry & Shaun Devenny, Lawrence Doherty, Gerry O’Neill 97 pts.2nd PN & Sadie Grant, Frank Harkin, Brendan McLaughlin 96 pts.3rd  Paddy McDermott, Liam Barron, Philip Farren, Neil J Duffy 95 pts.4th Francis Dillon, Paddy Mackle, Gerry Mullan, John Mullan. 95 pts.5th Robert Bell, Patsy O’Donnell, Eddie McHugh, Jimmy Keenan. 94 pts.6th Pascal Mooney, John Gibbons, Oliver McConologue, James Carr, 93 pts.7th John McKeever, Charlie Donaghy, Charlie Duffy, Christy Friel. 92 pts.Ladies: K McLaughlin, V Bannon, T McLaughlin, M McGonigle 84 pts.NTP 5th Hole, Robert McCool (10’4”)NTP 7th Hole, Paddy McDermott (4’3”)NTP 12th Hole, Martin O’Connor (4’3”)NTP 17 Hole, Robert McCool (7’8”).2’s Margaret Noone.Novice1st Tara McConologue.2nd Anita McCarron. Fri 7 Aug 2015 Members 9 Hole Scramble.1st D McKeague, M McGonigle, P Logue, R Logue. (24.1)2nd D Carey, P Mooney, P Mathews, G McLaughlin (24.2)3rd R Doherty, K Marston, K Doherty, M Mathews (24.2).Wed 5 & Thurs 6 Aug 2015 Clonmany Festival 2 Day Open.Gents 1st Anthony McEleney (18) 42 pts.2nd Pat McLaughlin (21) 41 pts.3rd Sean Kelly (15) 41 pts.Gross Cecil Doherty (7) 33 gr pts.4th Mick McGarry (18) 38 pts.Best Day Martin Boyle (9) 38 pts.Visitor Bernard Merrick (19) 37 pts.Back 9 Patrick McConologue (13) 20 pts.CSS 71.Ladies.1st Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 39 pts.2nd Ella Glover (33) 35 pts.Gross Sharon O’Connor (12) 23 gr pts.3rd Hannah Rose Clover (31) 34 pts.Back 9 Marian McEleney (21) 19 pts.Lady Visitor Rita Collins (25) 26 pts.Best Day Theresa McLaughlin (20) 32 pts.Tues 4 Aug 2015 Ladies & Gents Open (LB). Ladies1st Geraldine Mullan 34 pts.2nd Anna Glover 32 pts.Gross Lisa Glover 19 pts.3rd Ella Glover 32 pts.Front 9 Kathleen McEleney 20 pts.Back 9 Cathy McGeoghegan 16 pts.Visitor Eleanor Fitzpatrick 32 pts.CSS 75Gents. 1st Paddy McDermott 34 pts.2nd Martin Boyle 33 pts.Gross Ryan Doherty 25 pts.3rd Brian Devine 32 pts.Front 9 Gavin McLaughin 18 pts.Back 9 John Gibbons 16 pts.Forthcoming EventsSat 15 Aug 2015 Mr President’s Day Dave Cawley (both)Sun 16 Aug 2015 Guinness Anniversary Open on Glashedy. (Visitors €40.)Sat 22 Aug 2015 Lady Captain’s Day Ruth McGartoll.W/T/F 7,8,9 Oct 2015 Great North Links Challenge-Call 0749376119 for more info.GOLF NEWS: CARDONAGH FC HOST GOLF CLASSIC AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Sportlast_img read more


first_imgMarina with some of her sculptures which are due to be presented at the Horse Racing Ireland awards next weekIrelands top racehorses, jockeys, trainers and owners over the past 10 years all of one thing in common. They each have a piece of sculpture which started out life as a bag of clay in a Co Donegal studio.The artist behind the works of art – Marina Hamilton from St Johnston – will next week see her sculptures presented to the current cream of Irish racing for the tenth year in a row. The distinctive blue horses were first presented at the Horse Racing Ireland awards in 2002 and over the past decade they have been given to some notable winners.They include Princess Haya of Jordan, Film director Jim Sheridan, Michael O Leary trainers Aidan O Brien, Willie Mullins and Dermot Weld, jockeys Ruby Walsh, Kieran Fallon, and Barry Gerraghty to name but a few.“It’s a great thrill to know that there’s piece of my sculpture sitting in the palace in Dubai and in the home of one of Hong Kong’s richest families who owned the horse Sea the Stars, says Marina.Marina pictured with trainer John Ox and jockey Michael Kinane after they picked up their award following the success of their horse Sea the Stars“When you think that each horse started out from a bag of clay in the studio at home and then travelled around the world before ending up on a mantle piece, it’s quite a journey “It was a great honor to be asked to make the awards for Horse Racing Ireland. They wanted the sculptures to be distinctive and they also liked the idea that each one was hand built and no two were exactly the same. Little did I know that ten years on I would still be making them.”Marina has made a around 60 blue horses for the awards and five of them are now on the mantle piece in jockey Ruby Walsh’s home, while Aidan O Brien has three in his home.It is a busy time for Marina as she is also preparing for the National Crafts Fair in the RDS in Dublin this week and when she comes home she plans to open her gallery in St Johnston in the run up to Christmas.Marina’s work can be viewed online at or on facebook Marina Hamilton Painter and Sculpture. Her studio number is 074 9148903.            WHY MARINA IS THE ‘MANE’ WOMAN IN DONEGAL was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Horseracing IrelandhorsesMarina HamiltonSt Johnstonlast_img read more