Brokeback Mountain Stage Adaptation Aiming for London Bow

first_img View Comments From award-winning short story to hit movie to an opera to a play! A stage adaptation of Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain is aiming to premiere on the London boards in 2016, courtesy of producer Tom O’Connell. No word yet on creative team or casting.The story is set in 1963, when two young men, Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, are hired for the summer to look after sheep at a remote grazing range on Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming. Unexpectedly, alone in the wilderness, they form an intense emotional and physical bond that will change their lives forever. And over the next twenty years, as their separate lives play out through marriages, children and dead-end jobs, they long to be together, back on Brokeback Mountain, in a place where there are no secrets, only each other.The 2005 movie Brokeback Mountain starred Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams; it won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Score. Brokeback Mountain the opera premiered in 2014 in Madrid, with music by Charles Wuorinen and a libretto by Proulx, based on her 1997 short story.last_img read more

PDI-P recommends Ma’ruf Amin grandson as deputy regent candidate in West Java

first_img“[Running in the ] Karawang [regional election]: Yessy Karya Lianti and Ahmad Adly Fairuz,” PDI-P executive Puan Maharani said on Friday upon announcing the names of candidates recommended by the party.PDI-P secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto said the party had recommended Adly for his good reputation as the star of Indonesian soap opera Cinta Fitri (Fitri’s Love).“Being a son or grandson of anyone [important] doesn’t mean he has no right to be nominated. What’s important is his commitment, willingness to learn and follow the process,” Hasto said.Read also: Many Indonesians fed up with political dynasties: ‘Kompas’ surveyHe added that prominent figures within the party admired Adly’s acting abilities.“Someone said the late president [BJ] Habibie admired him because the former liked watching Cinta Fitri. We consider him to have a good track record,” said Hasto.Other political parties have also given their support to Yessy and Adly, namely the United Development Party (PPP), the Crescent Star Party (PBB) and the National Mandate Party (PAN).Topics : The ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has recommended Vice President Ma’ruf Amin’s grandson, Adly Fairuz, as a candidate for deputy regent in the upcoming regional elections in Karawang, West Java.He will be paired with PDI-P member Yessy Karya Lianti, who is also a doctor and businesswoman. She was a Democratic Party politician before joining the PDI-P.The 33-year-old Adly is widely known as a film and soap opera actor. He ran as a legislative candidate from the NasDem Party during the 2019 election, a party in the ruling coalition. However, he failed to obtain a seat at the House of Representatives.last_img read more

Antigen tests: Blunt but fast COVID weapon

first_imgThey could play a role in stemming the second viral wave in countries such as France and Britain, where demand for testing has surged and delays in delivering results are stacking up.The idea, according to Dominique Le Guludec, president of France’s health authority, is to get patients who test positive to isolate as soon as possible.”One case detected more quickly will allow for measures to reduce the risk of contaminating others,” she said. Threshold The precise reliability varies from model to model, leading the WHO to set a minimum accuracy threshold of 80 percent — that is the probability that a test will return a positive result if a person is infected.Negative results should be correct at least 97 percent of the time. This is important in ensuring that other viral illnesses such as seasonal flu are not conflated with COVID-19 cases. Less precise but faster than other forms of COVID-19 diagnosis, antigen tests — such as the 150 million kits ordered by US President Donald Trump this week — are another weapon in the pandemic battle, experts say.Whereas tests such as RT-PCR nasal swabs require sophisticated lab equipment to detect the virus’ genetic material, antigen tests offer the prospect of a result within minutes without any specialist gear. Speed is key The size and shape of a credit card, the tests use a paper strip containing coronavirus antibodies that react when they touch the virus’s spike protein, similar to how a home pregnancy test reacts to hormones.However, the antigen tests may require further confirmation by a PCR test, particularly if a person tests negative but appears to have symptoms.According to the World Health Organization, the antigen tests can be used to detect COVID-19 in regions where there is a shortage of PCR tests, or when there are “prolonged turnaround times” for results.center_img Testing gap The WHO on Monday announced some 120 million antigen tests will be available for poorer nations at a cost of $5 each. It said the $600-million scheme would enable low- and middle-income countries to close the dramatic gap in testing.”This will enable the expansion of testing, particularly in hard-to-reach areas that do not have lab facilities or enough trained health workers to carry out PCR tests,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.  Timing keyTheir usefulness also varies significantly with time. They are at their best when an individual has a lot of virus in their nasal cavity, which is also probably the point at which they are most contagious.”Rapid antigen tests perform best when the person is tested in the early stages of infection with SARS-CoV-2 when viral load is generally highest, said the US Centers for Disease Control. The WHO says the tests should be administered “within the first 5-7 days following the onset of symptoms”.Topics :last_img read more

Malaya FC rules YFL tourney, top players cop awards

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments In the hotly contested U15 category, Malaya FC outplayed 14 other teams to win not only the gold but also Most Valuable Player honors for midfielder Jenil Gorre and Best goalkeeper for Lance Jeter Bencio.In early October this year, the same U15 team reached the finals of the Borneo Cup, outgunning youth clubs from Malaysia and Hong Kong and bowing only to Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIn the U11 age group that also saw a total of 15 teams, MVP honors went to Malaya FC striker Ralph Valentine Capis, while Malaya FC’s Simon Elijah Soco was awarded Best GK.A total of 81 teams in 8 categories played in season 2 of YFL, which is now on its second year. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Keys to victory: San Beda-Lyceum Finals series WELCOME DELAY David Price of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with The Commissioner’s Trophy during the first quarter of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden on Nov. 1. The champions’ appearance caused an extended time out midway through the first quarter, when Red Sox manager Alex Cora carried the World Series championship trophy onto the court, followed by his players. —AFPJPV-Malaya Football Club (Malaya FC) delivered a dominant performance in the recent season 2 of the Youth Football League (YFL) to lift the championship trophy in the U11 and U15 categories.The youth development arm of JPV Marikina FC, Malaya FC also emerged first runner-up in U13 and women’s U17. In division 2, Malaya FC won the plate championship in U7 and U9, first runner-up in U17, and second runner-up in the 2004 U15.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title In its website, YFL said “the league aims to provide organized football competitions throughout the year, catering to youth clubs and players looking for more opportunities to play beyond their school varsities.”Malaya FC fielded teams in seven of the eight age-group categories.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more