Colorado Shakespeare Festival To Visit Colorado's Eastern Plains

first_img Published: April 19, 1998 High school students in Strasburg, Limon and Cheyenne Wells will see Shakespeare taken from the page to the stage this month by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s acclaimed Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Two professional actors with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival will perform scenes, songs and sonnets in a program titled, “Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare,” in a tour of the three communities April 27 and April 28. The actors will begin their tour with a performance at Cheyenne Wells High School, starting at 1 p.m. on April 27. On April 28, the actors will perform at Limon High School beginning at 9 a.m. and and at Strasburg High School at 12:30 p.m. Each year, thousands of students in English and drama classes throughout Colorado participate in CU-Boulder’s “Living Shakespeare” program, an outreach project of the festival. The program is designed to supplement instruction on Shakespeare as both literature and theater. Last year, nearly 60 Colorado schools hosted Living Shakespeare. The outreach visits are made possible through partial funding from CU-Boulder’s Division of Continuing Education and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Local contacts for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Eastern Plains tour are: Linda Beek at Cheyenne Wells High School, (719) 767-5612; Kate Ostenrood at Limon High School, (719) 775-2350; and Genia Gutierrez at Strasburg High School, (303) 622-9211. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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US-style murder laws ‘would not be accepted’, MPs hear

first_imgA two-tier structure for the crime of murder would not be accepted by the public and could blur the lines between accidental and intentional killings, MPs have heard.The House of Commons’ justice committee today discussed proposals by the Law Commission to introduce new categories for murder – first-degree, where a murder is intentional, and second-degree, where murderers do not intend to kill.Life imprisonment would not be mandatory in second-degree cases.The proposed shake-up has been on the cards since 2005 when the commission proposed changes to homicide laws.During today’s session, justice minister Oliver Heald said the introduction of the new system would mean downgrading some instances of murder to a second-degree category, which the public would not accept.David Ormerod QC, law commissioner for criminal law and professor of criminal justice at Queen Mary University, also said there were difficulties in extending the second-degree murder label.‘If there is a lower threshold of culpability would the public be content adopting the sentencing regime [for second-degree murder] in relation to what we have for manslaughter?’ he asked. ‘In some cases people are released after five years. What would the reaction be if someone is released after two and a half years? [assuming they serve half their sentence],’ he said.Paul Bogan QC, a barrister at 23 Essex Street and a member of the Criminal Bar Association, said sentencing in some manslaughter cases could sometimes stretch to 12 years.Giving an example of a fight outside a pub, he said that if there was a spontaneous ‘one punch or push’ where the instigator intends no worse than a bruise it would be ‘difficult to say they should be convicted of murder’ under the second-degree category.‘If the assailant’s intention was to bruise someone and that is all that happened then the guilty party would probably only get a fine and at worst a community sentence,’ Bogan said.He added: ‘The fact that the victim may have tripped, fell over backwards, cracked their skull and died is the difference between a homicide offence and a magistrates’ court trial ending in a fine. It’s difficult to see why the distinction should be so great between perhaps a £100 fine and life in jail by virtue of an accident.’Heald added that prosecutors should continue to use the controversial ‘joint enterprise’ laws, which allow an accomplice to be treated in the same way as the person who committed a murder.In February, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the principle had been wrongly interpreted for 30 years.Asked by MP Rupa Huq if there were cases where joint enterprise should have been applied but wasn’t, Bogan said although victims may like to see large numbers convicted the ‘reality is they may well be disappointed’.last_img read more

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Go-Ahead orders 56 EMUs for Augsburg services

first_imgGERMANY: Go-Ahead has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 56 electric multiple-units for use on services around Augsburg from the December 2022 timetable change.The €400m order announced on January 31 covers 44 three-car Mireo single-deck EMUs and 12 five-car Desiro HC partly double-deck EMUs.The double-deck EMUs will provide a ‘substantial’ increase in seating capacity on the Augsburg – München route. The Mireo units will offer 216 seats and 18 cycle spaces, and the Desiro HC 538 seats and 45 cycle spaces. Up to four three-car Mireos, two Desiro HCs or two Mireos and one Desiro HC will be able to work in multiple.Both types of trainset will feature wheelchair lifts, a real-time passenger information system with connection information. The window glass will be designed to improve mobile phone reception, and there will be provision for the future installation of wi-fi.‘This is yet another order for our two regional train platforms in our key home market’, said Siemens Mobility CEO Sabrina Soussan, adding that it was the first order to include both Mireo and Desiro HC families so that ‘the strengths of both train types can be optimally utilised.’ The Augsburger Netze Lot 1 operating contract was awarded by the Land of Bayern in partnership with Baden-Württemberg. It runs for 12 years for December 2022, and covers services totalling 7·4 million train-km/year on three routes currently operated by DB Regio under the Fugger-Express brand:Ulm – Augsburg – München;Würzburg – Ansbach – Treuchtlingen – Donauwörth – Augsburg;Aalen – Nördlingen – Donauwörth.It is the fifth operating contract which UK-based Go-Ahead Group has won in Germany. ‘The state-of-the-art trains being supplied by our partner Siemens Mobility are an important building block for ensuring high-quality operations that will attract additional passengers to rail’, said Stefan Krispin, CEO of Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland.last_img read more

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Ger Linehan the President’s man

first_img2nd Yui Bietry (11) 39pts3rd Tim Hickey (5) 38pts4th Ed Wyckoff (10) 38ptsB Flight1st Pat Regan (12) 36pts2nd John Nalty (13) 36pts3rd Jerry McCarthy (13) 35pts4th Pat Hanafin (13) 34ptsC Flight1st Ger Linehan (17) 44pts2nd Nick Odnoral (17) 40pts3rd David Dune (19) 34pts4th Tony Dolphin (19) 32ptsD Flight1st Mick Coghlan (22) 37pts2nd Jez Lees (19) 33pts3rd John O’Neil (19) 32pts4th John Bassett (21) 32ptsNear Pins: No 4 Max Scott, No 9 John Hartigan, No 12 Vic Hester, No 16 Peter LeNoury.With every available slot of the 20 tee times taken, the society teed it up for the President’s golf tournament and Colin and Jimmy Elphick welcomed a large group of competitors to this popular event.  The weather was fine and the course was in splendid condition; the only hick up was the lack of caddies.Billy Briton was a double winner during the week.‘Broad more’ Bob, one of the pre-tournament favorites, had to pull out at the last minute because of business commitments so the spare place was filled by the Scribe.  I must say it was like old times, playing in the same four-ball as the Principal in D Flight. So that’s where we will start.Mick Coghlan was the top provider with a solid 37 points followed by, would you believe it, the Principal 5 shots in arrears, who edged the net count back duo on 32 points of John O’Neal and John Basset.  Mr. O’Neal has been on the podium too many times to lose a count back and proved it again this time.The Irish flight, usually known as B Flight, was topped by the young man from Co. Dublin, Pat Regan and good friend John Nalty, both with decent par rounds.  Pat had the better of his mate on count back while Jerry McCarthy was but a shot adrift for the bronze.  Pat Hanafin and Victor the infector were tied a shot back as the luck of the Irish held up in the count back to make it an Irish flight rout.The big boys flight provided some excellent scores as Aussie Bob Watson led the flight with a high class 41 points.  Bob’s score contained five birdies and a eagle on the par five 16th hole.  Any other day this score would probably have won  but it was good for the lead crystal second place trophy.  Yui ‘the Belle of Pattaya’ fired a very creditable 39 to fill the silver spot.It took a three-way 38-point count back to fill the third and forth spots between Jim Hickey, Ed ‘our man in the White house’ and Monsieur Thierry Petrement.  Count back dictated that they climbed the podium steps in that order but there was no step for the unlucky Thierry.C Flight, which has taken a bit of stick from the Scribe lately, produced the overall winner and the third placed golfer.  Irishman Ger Linehan amassed an incredible 44 points to take the President’s lead cut glass trophy for 2013 and he also collected two 2’s and a trip to the handicap committee.  Nick Odnoral took the second flight place and the third overall spot with an excellent 40 point return.  David Dunne was third with 34 points as Tony Dolphin closed the flight with 32 points.Back at Lewiinski’s and after the presentation it was party time as everybody tucked into Lewiinski’s famous buffet.  Finally Jim thanked all who helped make it a day to remember, especially the Lewiinski’s staff.  Next year’s comp is an eagerly awaited event.Monday, Jan. 21, Crystal Bay – StablefordA Flight1st Jonny Lindberg (11) 37pts2nd John Feehan (16) 36pts3rd Tim Hickey (5) 36ptsB Flight1st Ayoka Pueschi (23) 39pts2nd Ronny Valfridsson (21) 35pts3rd David Dunne (19) 30ptsIt was off to Crystal Bay today and that suited our Japanese lady golfer Ayoka Pueschi down to the ground as she returned the top score of the day, a delightful 39 points in B Flight to take the match honours.  Ayoka was four clear of second placed Ronny Valfridsson and a further five clear of David Dunne.A Flight was tight as just one point separated the top three players.  Jonny Lindbergh sneaked the top spot with a creditable 37 points, closely pursued by Irishman John Feehan and Tim Hickey on even par rounds, with the former having the better of the count back.Jim Bell, Ayoka Pueschi and Tom Morrisroe shared the 2’s pot.Wednesday, Jan. 23, St. Andrews – StablefordA Flight1st Bob Watson (2) 40pts2nd Thierry Petrement (11) 40pts3rd Max Scott (3) 39ptsB Flight1st Billy Briton (15) 37pts2nd Vic Hester (14) 35pts3rd Mike Jeffreys (18) 35ptsC Flight1st David Dunne (19) 34pts2nd Ken Kelly (19) 34pts3rd Mick Coghlan (22) 34ptsDesmond Muirhead’s monster always seems to intimidate the society, but on saying that, a rather large group showed up to take it on – 55 players in fact.The senior circuit pair of Aussie Bob Watson and Monsieur Thierry Petrement showed no fear as they led the way with 40 faultless points apiece and Bob gaining his second man of the match award as Thierry’s count back woes remain.  Max Scott’s purple patch continues as he closed the flight.  (Michele Sancillo, Peter Kelly and Terry pork chop Mangan deserve a mention as they carded fine rounds of 38 points) each.B Flight was led by Irishman Billy Britton with a solid 37 points.  Vic ‘the inflictor’ Hester was true to his handle as he edged Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ for the silver.A group of luminaries were knotted atop the C Flight as the old count back was dragged out and the log jam was quickly sorted.  David Dunne completed a hat trick of podium places for the week as his 34 point return had the best back nine math’s.  Ken Kelly took the second place as Mick Coghlan tidied up the flight.Bob Watson, Michele Sancillo, Peter Kelly and Steve Armstrong shared the 2’s pot.Friday, Jan. 25, Mountain Shadow – StablefordA Flight Blue1st Billy Briton (15) 34pts2nd Mark Watson (6) 34pts3rd Michele Sancillo (9) 34pts4th Tom McManus (11) 33ptsB Flight Blue1st Ayoka Pueschi (23) 36pts2nd Marjatta Tikkala (23) 35pts3rd Brian Price (20) 35pts4th Gerry Roche (18) 34ptsA Flight White1st Michael Lenihan (18) 38pts2nd Ed Delaney (26) 38pts3rd Frank McNamara (17) 36pts4th Peter Henshaw (19) 30ptsCompetition suspended due to mental illness! – well not quite but strange things happen when the golf manager is late on the first tee, as he was this day.  Somehow a fair percentage of the field took a short detour to the land of Zog and hit off from the white tees.  Not to be outdone, the remainder teed off the blue tees since the starting sheet was nowhere to be seen.  Good work lads.  Back at Lewiinski’s Colin somehow sorted it out.Michael Lenihan and Ed Delaney in C Flight, or white, or it might be blue or possibly the Irish flight, whatever they were co men of the match with 38 points each.  Big Frank McNamara took the bronze with a steady even par round while fourth place went to a triple count back as Peter Henshaw, John Heaney and Mike Dwyer all carded 30 points – Peter’s backside math’s prevailing.Ayoka Pueschi foreshadowed a week on form with her B Flight, just might be blue, winning 36 points.  Second was simply a matter of count back as Marjatta Tikkala edged Brian Price for the silver.  Gerry Roche, Mike ‘the Welsh wizard’ Jeffreys and John O’Neil pushed the calculator to the limit with Gerry emerging the victor in fourth spot.Some other flight (up to you) didn’t know if they were coming or going and were headed by the man on form Billy Briton, who won a three-way count back over Mark Watson and Michele Sancillo who took silver and bronze respectively.  The McManus boys were the last count back the calculator managed as Tom got the better of Paraic.Peter Henshaw, Barry Power Whitish! Pat Hanafin and Brian Price True Blue shared the 2,s pot.Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, Jan. 20, Green Valley – Presidents TrophyA Flight1st Bob Watson (2) 41ptslast_img read more

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An ‘act of nature’ could get Bucs on the right track (May 24, 2017)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier AUBREY BRUCEWhen I think of an act of nature, I usually visualize some poor souls living on some of America’s flatlands, those living close to earthquake faults, major flooding zones and tornado hotspots, always facing the risk of losing their homes. I would have never in a zillion years equated a victory by the Pittsburgh Pirates over any opponent as being part of an “act of nature.”Aside from the natural injuries that the Pirates have suffered recently, they were bound to catch a break sometime, however miniscule. During several of his previous starts, Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl (1-4), appeared to be battling “Triple-A-itis,” “Nervo-litis,” or just plain bad pitching.  However, after being rain-soaked for most of the game, Mother Nature aided the Pirates in securing a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on May 21 at PNC Park.The victory came by way of Pirates infielder David Freese being hit by a pitch thrown by Phillies starter Aaron Nola with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning, forcing home Pirates outfielder Adam Frazier with the game’s only run. Freese was not really trying to get out of the way and admitted it. “I’m not really good about getting out of the way, anyway,” Freese said. “But I saw it coming and I was trying to wear it, for sure. Just get that RBI.”After several subpar outings by Kuhl, he and his relief mates had a healthy dose of nature coupled with a few “celluloid digital tools” to help Kuhl steady his ship. Kuhl commented: “I looked back, watched a ton of video and tried to get back to when I was good. It feels great to have it show up in the game—all the work paying off. It just feels like I’m on the right track.”There is still an almost consistent anemia that is dogging the Pirates order.“I looked back, watched a ton of video and tried to get back to when I was good,” the second-year pitcher said. “It feels great to have it show up in the game—all the work paying off. It just feels like I’m on the right track.”In a previous article, I stated that in my opinion, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was displaying some of his “Houdini gene” by keeping his team competitive in the midst of horrible personnel circumstances and I was right. As of May 21, Pittsburgh had climbed back to within 4 games of .500 and although the Pirates remained in the basement of the NL Central, the Bucs were still only 5 games out of first place. It seems as if there is no “hurdle” that Pirates manager Clint “Hurdle” can’t figure out and overcome. The Pirates better take the “stitches out of their britches” and begin to mount some serious offense if they are to appear on any team’s radar in order to be taken seriously, now or in the future.They cannot realistically afford to expect nature or their opponents to offer them a helping hand.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741. )last_img read more

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ICC CWC 2019: Dale Steyn ruled out of Proteas’ opener against England

first_imgImage Courtesy: Deccan ChronicleAdvertisement 9mdwNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6sc3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Earrnqcu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fuWould you ever consider trying this?😱ppzCan your students do this? 🌚kpb86Roller skating! Powered by Firework Dale Steyn will reportedly be unavailable for South Africa’s opening match in the 2019 World Cup after being yet to recover from the shoulder injury he sustained at the IPL. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Deccan ChronicleSouth Africa team coach Otis Gibson mentioned that Dale Steyn is not fully fit and the management is targetting the game against India as a potential target for his return to the field.Gibson shed further details on the issue. He said:Advertisement “He’s not quite ready yet. He’s not far away … but not quite yet, We think with a six-week tournament, there is no real need to force the issue.“We know that he is close and he’s getting closer every day. We’ll give him as much time as we can to get him ready.”Advertisement Dale Steyn is a vital cog in the Proteas’ fast bowling setup. Alongside Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada, the side boasts one of the most intimidating pace attack which will prove in the cloudy conditions of England.The spearhead suffered the injury during his time in India playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. His unfortunate injury cut his stint in the subcontinent to just two matches.Read Also:Cricket: Former Zimbabwe pacer Henry Olonga auditions for The Voice in AustraliaFour ‘away’ kits revealed for the World Cup with India yet to reveal Advertisementlast_img read more

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