Lesley Manville has had an astonishing few years of late, moving from Ibsen at the National (Pillars of the Community opposite Damian Lewis) to John Guare at the Old Vic (Six Degrees of Separation, playing Stockard Channing’s original role) and now back to Ibsen with his classic drama, Ghosts in Richard Eyre’s intense production at the Trafalgar. Equally well known from her work in film, most notably with the writer-director Mike Leigh, the warmly engaging actress chatted with Broadway.com about keeping the classics alive, not going Hollywood and her fervent wish to bring this most recent project to New York. There is talk of Ghosts coming to New York. Would you be keen for that to happen? No question about it, I would love to. I am not yet ready to walk away from this play. You do seem to get an awful lot of roles where you are the mother to a dying child. Oh God, I know! When I was doing [Mike Leigh’s play] Grief at the National Theatre, my onstage daughter was played by the real-life daughter of my best friend, Janine Duvitski, whom I watched being born, so it was very strange having her die there with me at each performance. But these have all been magnificent, complex roles so I can hardly complain. Isn’t it amazing how how modern the play feels, even though it is being performed in period and was written in Scandinavia in 1881? Yes, what Richard has done so subtly is help the audience to absolutely register that the play is talking about them even though, as you say, we have period sets and costumes and everything. There are nights when I say as Mrs. Alving that my whole married life has been a vile sham, and I can sense a gasp from the house and I know that some poor person is experiencing or has experienced a version of what I just said. All throughout, you can hear the audience tingling at certain lines that in Richard’s adaptation bring the material home. You came to New York with Caryl Churchill’s now-classic play Top Girls some 30 years ago, and were married for a while to Gary Oldman, who became a major Hollywood star. Did you ever feel the need to base yourself in the States or make a bid for that kind of stardom? Not really, but don’t forget that when I was in my 20s, nobody really did that. I know it kind of happened to Gary, but that was sort of an exception and that came about because he’d made Sid and Nancy and Prick Up Your Ears. Then he suddenly he got offered this film [in 1989] called Chattahoochee, which led to work in the States. It was very unusual at that time. Certainly actors in my circle didn’t have American agents and weren’t auditioning for pilot seasons—it just didn’t happen. I’m sort of glad it didn’t, really, because honestly I do think that the true test of a decent actress is how good they can be on stage. How would you describe Mrs. Alving’s dilemma in the play? She has lived a lie her entire life—and kept the reality of her brutal marriage to her late husband quiet. She’s kept it a secret from her son, Oswald, who is on his way back to be with her from Paris, and even from the man she really loves who was the Pastor. The play can be said to take place at the point at which Mrs. Alving finds the courage to expose all of this because she has achieved a kind of liberation—until it then all takes a really bad turn. Your career flies in the face of the often-cited assertion that parts for women dry up as they get older whereas yours seem only to get better. I know, and I feel a bit guilty about that, but I think it is true that it gets harder. At the same time, I think there’s been a quiet change happening—a growing realization that there is an audience that wants to watch plays and television and films that deal with older women. So I do appreciate that the situation is difficult once you get to a certain age, but that I equally seem to be defying that! Have you been getting audience members who think are coming to the now-closed London and Broadway musical Ghost? [Laughs.] I don’t think so, but you never know! You’ve had an amazing few years, but your performance as Mrs. Alving in Ghosts seems special even by those high standards. That’s very kind of you to say, and, you know, I do think Mrs. Alving feels like a kind of pinnacle—the culmination of a good few years of work that I’ve done in the theater and on film as well. It feels like the top of the mountain both in terms of the role and the play itself. View Comments Commercial productions of Ibsen are pretty rare, especially ones that are selling out as yours is. That’s very true, and I really do think we’ve broken a mold with this production, which in itself wouldn’t have been possible without doing it first at the Almeida, where the producer Sonia Friedman came to see us and now here we are. What Richard [Eyre, the play’s director and adaptor] has done is draw together a really good bunch of actors who were able to create the piece absolutely organically from the script that he had written and because of the talent in the rehearsal room, it just came very naturally to life. Is part of your career resurgence due to the fact that your son with Gary is now grown? Christ, yes! I was a single mother so there was a lot of stuff that I couldn’t do that—now that Alfie is 25—I obviously can do, so there’s a certain liberation to that. I remember particularly being asked to play Kate in The Taming of the Shrew for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford followed by a 17-week tour, and I couldn’t do it; I had a six-year-old son.
Dillsboro, IN—Late Monday morning several law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a robbery that had occurred at the US Bank located at 12899 Bank Street in Dillsboro, Indiana.Upon arrival, investigators learned that a female entered the bank alone, demanded money and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery. The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation with assistance from the Dillsboro Police Department, the Indiana State Police, and the Lawrenceburg Police Department.If anyone recognizes the female in the photo or has any information regarding this case please contact Dearborn County Dispatch at (812) 537-3431.
By John BurtonFREEHOLD – An official responsible for soil conservation for property developments pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting a bribe.John Tonon, a 51-year-old Manasquan resident and district official for the Freehold Soil Conservation District pleaded guilty in state Superior Court to official misconduct and bribery, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Tonon had solicited a $700 bribe from a builder constructing a home in Hazlet, authorities said.The prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation after getting a tip and used an undercover officer to catch Tonon on tape accepting the $700, authorities said.Tonon was a resource conservationist for the Freehold Soil Conservation District. As a conservationist, Tonon would inspect construction sites for soil erosion, storm water run-off and sedimentation problems that can occur from land disturbances caused by building.During a walk-through at the Hazlet construction site, Tonon told the builder that the Freehold Soil Conservation District inspections and subsequent reports could cost between $1,400 and $3,000. Tonon, the prosecutor’s said, offered to speed up the process and offered the needed approvals for the property in exchange for the $700 payoff.These approvals, authorities said, would allow the developer to obtain the needed certificate of occupancy for the property.Tonon met with a person he believed to be the builder’s partner, but was, in fact, an undercover detective, who recorded the conversations. Authorities said Tonon accepted the bribe, promising the quick issuance of soil approvals.Tonon is expected to appear in court again on Oct. 5. Under the terms of the negotiated plea agreement, the prosecutor will recommend that Tonon receive a five-year prison term in a state facility, with a two-year statutorily mandated period of parole ineligibility, authorities said.The Freehold Soil Conservation District, where Tonon worked, is responsible for inspections in Monmouth and Middlesex counties. It is one of 15 districts in the state, responsible for soil and water resources management and conservation.
Lily Whites, Innkeepers, Club Inter and Jackson’s Hole are the top teams after the first half of the Nelson City Soccer League.Nelson City Soccer is currently taking a short break until resuming play in a few weeks.Lily Whites outlasted Red Dog and Dirty Dozen for the first half title in the Finley’s Ladies Rec League.The Whites edged Dirty Dozen 4-1 to complete the 12-game schedule with a 7-3-2 and a four-point advantage over Red Dog and Dirty Dozen, deadlocked for second spot.Selkirk Eyecare finished fourth. In the Leo’s Men’s Open League, Innkeepers made it look easy as the defending league champs cruised to a 9-1 record and a 13-point advantage over Kootenay Co-op.The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished third, two points in front of Old Dogs FC.Club Inter dropped only four points in the first half of the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters League.Club Inter finished with a 9-1-2 mark, good enough for a five-point advantage over defending playoff champ, Jackson’s Hole.Bia Boro is third followed by Red Dog, Ted Allen’s and Real Nelson.Jackson’s Hole lost only two games to dominate the Bogustown Co-ed standings over Bogustown.Jackson’s finished with a 7-2-1 record, eight points in front of Bogustown.Free Ride and Ted Allen’s finished tied for third.
A slice of South African history – Ahmed Kathrada, Arthur Chaskalson, George Bizos and Denis Goldberg from left to right in the back row, with Richard Stengel, Madiba and Pallo Jordan from left to right in the front. Dr Pallo Jordan, Minister of Arts and Culture, receives the priceless documents from Nicky Oppenheimer. Arthur Chaskalson (left), Ahmed Kathrada (right) and George Bizos (bottom) confer. A jovial Nelson Mandela greets the guests. (Images: Janine Erasmus)Janine ErasmusThe Nelson Mandela Foundation and the National Archives have taken delivery of vital documents relating to the writing of Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom and the historical Rivonia Treason Trial respectively, in the presence of Madiba himself.At a ceremony on 29 November 2008 at the offices of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Arts and Culture minister Pallo Jordan received records from the Rivonia Trial from their previous custodian, De Beers Group chair Nicky Oppenheimer.At the same time, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory took possession of 100 hours of recorded conversations made during the writing of Long Walk to Freedom. The collection was handed over by former Rivonia Trial accused Ahmed Kathrada and Time magazine’s managing editor Richard Stengel, who worked with Mandela for almost two years on the book.Chair of the Foundation and eminent linguist Professor Jakes Gerwel presided over the occasion, which brought together not only Mandela and Kathrada, but also other surviving treason trial participants including fellow accused Denis Goldberg and distinguished defence lawyers George Bizos and Arthur Chaskalson.Seminal event in South African history“The prosecution documents are a vital part of the Rivonia Trial, which is such a seminal event in South Africa’s history that it was entered into the Unesco Memory of the World register in 2007,” said Gerwel, adding that still today much of the documentation is missing.In 2009 funds from Unesco will provide for a worldwide audit so researchers working on the project can investigate exactly how much documentation still exists, and where it is held.The Rivonia Treason Trial was so named because it resulted from a raid by South African police on the farm Liliesleaf in Rivonia, near Johannesburg, on 11 July 1963. Resistance leaders from the African National Congress were evading the security police on the farm – Mandela himself lived there masquerading as a gardener and cook called David Motsamayi (“the walker”). He was already in custody when police swooped on Liliesleaf, and joined his fellow accused later for the trial.The trial began in November 1963 and sentence was passed on 12 June 1964. Nelson Mandela and seven other accused – Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi, Andrew Mlangeni, Kathrada and Goldberg – received life sentences.Chief prosecutor Dr Percy Yutar kept a valuable bundle of papers that included a handwritten Mandela diary, a transcript of the trial, Mandela’s four-hour speech delivered from the dock, and a number of photographs. He later attempted to get rid of these collected papers, and others, by putting them on sale to the highest bidder. “This archival heritage is now coming home,” said Gerwel.Accepting the priceless papers, Jordan noted the significance of the month of November in South African democracy, saying that the Rivonia Trial began almost to the day 45 years before, and a decade previously then-president Nelson Mandela received the first interim report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from its chair, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.“One of the mysteries of the Rivonia Trial is the fate of its full body of documentation,” said Jordan. “The defence team secured its records against raids by the security police, and we do have some of this documentation in libraries at Wits University and in the UK and other countries.”He mentioned that the prosecution team under Yutar collected copious documentation which should, by law, have been transferred to the National Archives within 30 years of the end of the trial.“However, Dr Yutar took a somewhat elastic view of the notion of public property,” said the minister wryly, “and in the 1990s the documents went on sale on the open market. Nelson Mandela decided not to prosecute his former prosecutor, and fortunately Harry Oppenheimer intervened to keep the records within South Africa.”Nicky Oppenheimer described the Rivonia trial as a seminal event in South African history that changed the world’s perception of what was really going on in the country and mobilised huge international support for the defendants.“My father [the late Harry Oppenheimer] was determined that Yutar’s papers should not leave the country,” said the younger Oppenheimer, “and he bought them for his Brenthurst Library of Africana. My sister [Mary Slack] and I are now proud to pass the papers to the National Archive.”Jordan said he hoped that the example set by the Oppenheimer family would inspire others, whether locally- or internationally-based, who may have purchased trial documents, to return them to the state. “Humanity can only gain by looking the past squarely in the face. We thank the Oppenheimers on behalf of a grateful nation.”Conversations with MadibaKathrada and Stengel handed a collection of audio conversations with Mandela to the Foundation’s Centre of Memory. The conversations, made by the trio in the early 1990s, were part of the preparation for the best-selling Mandela autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, and have lain in storage for over 10 years.“The tapes are a unique archive of Madiba’s often intimate engagement with his own memory,” said Gerwel, “and it is fitting that an archival institution such as the Foundation should take care of them, process them, transcribe them, digitise them, and make them available to everyone. They belong, as a resource, to the world.”Stengel, who was in South Africa in December 1992 to meet with Mandela, described the months leading up to South Africa’s first democratic elections as “perilous”. “I had to wait a few weeks to see Mandela but it was worth it,” he said. “This is the man who, I believe, paved the way for Obama. He grasped history by the lapels and shook it, and it is the greatest privilege of my life to have worked with him.”Long Walk to Freedom, added Gerwel, will be read as long as there are people who believe in justice, equality, fairness and kindness.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesHistory of South AfricaTaking the Nelson Mandela routeFrom Liliesleaf to Robben IslandUseful linksNelson Mandela FoundationThe National ArchivesPolitical trials in South African historyMandela’s Rivonia Trial speechMemory of the World – Rivonia TrialThe Brenthurst LibraryLilliesleaf Trust
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA, Rural Development will be holding three free Rural Business Development Grant and Rural Energy for America Program information sessions and application workshops in Reynoldsburg, Nelsonville, and Findlay. The first hour will be for anyone interested in RBDG and the second hour will be on REAP. You are invited to come and learn about the programs, receive information on the application processes, and ask questions. Both programs have an upcoming deadline of May 2, 2016.Here is the information:WHEN: March 15th from 9:30 – 10:30 RBDG March 15th from 10:45 – 11:45 REAPWHERE: Wayne National Forest Headquarters 13700 US Hwy 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764Conference Room WHEN: March 17th from 9:30 – 10:30 RBDG March 17th from 10:45 – 11:45 REAPWHERE: USDA, Rural Development 7868 County Road 140, Findlay, Ohio 45840Conference Room All are welcome. Reservations are not required. If you have any questions or would like additional information, for REAP please call Christie Hooks at (614) 255-2397 or email at [email protected]; for RBDG please call Cindy Musshel at (614) 255-2427 or email at [email protected]
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Continue Reading Previous congatec teams up with OSADL to optimize support for Real-Time LinuxNext Infineon is launching first magnetic sensors based on TMR technology Eurotech announced that AVR has chosen the ReliaGATE family of intelligent edge computers running Eurotech’s Everyware Software Framework and Everyware Cloud to manage the edge devices for its smart agriculture project to connect its harvesting machinery. These IoT building blocks are integrated by AVR partner delaware with an MS Azure-based IoT platform that gathers, analyzes and visualizes data from sensors on tractors and other farming vehicles.With a showcase version up and running, AVR plans to release the platform for end users later in 2018, gathering market feedback to drive the development of new capabilities. No financial information has been disclosed.AVR has a decades-long history in the field of potato agriculture, designing and manufacturing harvesters, planters and cultivators. It’s a niche market, but they are one of the world’s biggest players, exporting equipment to every continent. However, even a traditional industry like agriculture is being impacted by emerging IT innovations.In the past, AVR focused much more on the mechanical side of agriculture. Now, the goal is to develop smarter machines with many more sensors and use the collected data to bring value and transparency to stakeholders along the entire value chain as an add-on to our core offer of high-quality machinery.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Dalglish hails Klopp’s market work: They’re all successfulby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has hailed the work in the transfer market of Jurgen Klopp.Klopp brought in four new players in the summer transfer window, spending over £150million.“Virgil came in at a very important time, stamped his authority on it,” Dalglish said on Sky Sports. “He’s a great presence and he’s really produced the goods since he’s come in in January.“It might have been a lot of money but they got £140m for [Philippe] Coutinho.“They went out and spent some on Virgil, some on the goalkeeper – by the way, two great signings.“I think it’s important also that it’s Virgil’s first full season, the goalkeeper’s first full season.”Fabinho’s kicking on and starting to get his feet, starting to play well.“Keita the same, Shaqiri comes on and scores two against Manchester United.“When you sign players, it’s great to see them be successful.”