The Vagina Monologues to Return to New York…in Spanish!

first_imgGet ready for more Vagina, Nueva York! The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler’s popular collection of female empowerment monologues, will return to the Westside Theater, where it ran between 1999 and 2003. But this time, it’s getting a Spanish makeover. A Spanish version of the play entitled Los Monólogos de la Vagina, based on a production that has been running in Mexico City for over a decade, will play off-Broadway beginning May 6, according to The New York Times. Jaime Matareedona, the director of the Mexico City production, will make his New York directorial debut with the new production. View Commentscenter_img Based on interviews with a diverse group of women—from a Long Island antique dealer to a Bosnian refugee—The Vagina Monologues brazenly explores the humor, power, pain, wisdom, outrage, mystery and excitement hidden in vaginas.last_img read more

NFL owners approve diversity measure and potential play-off expansion | NFL News

first_imgNFL owners also unanimously agreed to allow two more teams into an already expanded play-off field in the event the 2020 regular-season schedule is not completed in 18 weeks, NFL Network reported.The contingency plan has the potential to put 16 teams into a jam-packed race to the Super Bowl.In a March vote among owners, the playoff field was expanded to 14 teams for this season, meaning that 43.8 per cent of the teams would make it to the postseason. Now, a 16-team playoff – allowing half the teams to make it in the field – would happen if the COVID-19 pandemic further wreaks havoc on the schedule.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – NFL owners have approved a proposal which incentivises the development of minority coaches and executives.The proposal, which is subject to approval from the NFL Players Association, will reward a team with a third-round compensatory Draft pick in back to back Drafts if another team hires a member of their staff to a higher role.The coach or executive has to have been with their previous team for a minimum of two years for the compensation to apply.- Advertisement – The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions While the NFL normally has each team complete a 16-game schedule in 17 weeks, an 18th week will be added as a buffer for any games that were postponed amid the pandemic. If any games with playoff implications still remain after 18 weeks, the 16-team play-off plan would go into effect.An original plan for a 16-team playoff would have seeded the teams by their record in the conference from best to worst. But a change Tuesday will make the division winners the top four seeds while categorizing the remainder of the field as wild cards.That decision has a major impact on the NFC East, whose winner would get a top-four seed in the 16-team playoff plan, even though they could finish under .500. At issue was a scenario where eight NFC teams had a better record than the NFC East winner.center_img NFL owners also unanimously agreed to allow two more teams into an already expanded play-off field in the event the 2020 regular-season schedule is not completed in 18 weeks; The contingency plan has the potential to put 16 teams into a jam-packed race to the Super Bowl. Last Updated: 10/11/20 11:09pm – Advertisement – The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions
The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions

DFCU gives Vipers Sh300 million sponsorship boost

first_imgLawrence Mulindwa, the Club’s president said DFCU’s support to Vipers is a win for football in Uganda. He said that they will protect “this marriage” with good discipline and integrity. “I know it is quite risky dealing with football but we will provide you with total quality football and value for money,” Mulindwa said.First formed in 1978 as Bunamwaya FC, it transformed to Vipers FC and has been in Uganda’s Premier football league for the past 10 years.  Since then the club has managed to win two premier League titles in 2010 and 2015. The club employs 250 people currently.Mulindwa (middle) and Sekabembe sign the Vipers-DFCU dealShare on: WhatsApp DFCU’s Sekabembe, flanked by Lawrence Mulindwa, announces the sh300m sponsorship deal with Vipers SC.Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | DFCU bank has joined the list of Vipers’ football club sponsors, handing them a Sh300 million boost for the next two years.Speaking at a press conference at the bank’s headquarters today (Nov.8), William Sekabembe, the bank’s chief of business and executive director said this sponsorship is part of the bank’s corporate social investment aimed at developing talent and the game of football in Uganda.Sekabembe said they chose Vipers Sports Club because of its rich history in terms of winning trophies and producing football stars that have gone out to play for other professional clubs beyond Uganda. He also said that the club scooped the deal because of its support to communities in some parts of Kampala in addition to having a strong management structure.“There is no other better partner we would have chosen other than Vipers,” he said.DFCU joins Roofings, St Mary’s Kitende and  Hima Cement who already sponsor the Bunamwaya based club.last_img read more

Reports: Video, Messages, Testimony Show Cover-up in NFL Arrest Case

first_imgA search warrant obtained by the New York Daily News shedding new light on the recent arrests of two NFL players from South Florida.New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar were taken into custody for an alleged armed robbery that occurred on May 13 in Miramar.The warrant cites evidence that was collected through previous warrants, including video footage and direct messages that allegedly show witness Dominic Johnson oversaw the payoff of Baker’s and Dunbar’s four alleged victims on May 15 at the office of Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco.Johnson is the witness who is referred to as “Coach” in the original arrest warrant. He who told police that he has known Baker and Dunbar since they were children.He refers to himself as the CEO of Lockdown Promotions, a nightlife promotions company based in Miami.Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, recently claimed to have testimony that two witnesses never saw his client pull a gun or rob anyone.However, Johnson’s Instagram messages also “corroborate a robbery had occurred and those who were charged were the participants,” the warrant states.All four of the victims in the case have given sworn statements that they were paid at the office that day, in order to recant their sworn initial statements against Dunbar by signing affidavits.The four men say they were paid a total of $55,000.Detective Mark Moretti of the Miramar Police Department, who submitted the warrant reviewed by Judge Marina Garcia Wood, also pointed to direct messages between Baker and Johnson on Instagram that implicate Baker in the situation.“There appears to be several phone calls between Baker and Johnson,” the warrant continues.The warrant goes on to say that CCTV video evidence shows Grieco, Johnson, an unknown individual, and the four alleged victims at the attorney’s office on May 15, apparently making the payoff.Johnson leaves the office, then returns from the lobby with another person.During that elevator ride, the person with Johnson removes a “black bag” from his shoulders, “opens it and removes money.” He also “shows the open bag to Johnson and you can see a large quantity of money. Johnson then takes the bag,” the warrant reads.At that point, everyone meets in front of Grieco’s office before going inside. Moretti says he received notification from Grieco later that day, indicating there had been a change in the testimony of the victims and witness.One victim says he received $30,000 in Grieco’s office. A second person says he received $20,000 in the lawyer’s office.Meanwhile, a third victim alleges he only received $5,000 and gave half of the money to a fourth victim.One of the four victims says “he was being directed that he didn’t see what he thought he saw” on the night of the alleged armed robbery, the warrant states.Additionally, the victim who received $5,000 said Grieco walked back into the office “just after the transaction had occurred” and said “there is no way he (Grieco) could not have seen this transaction.”“On 5/15/20, I was contacted by Michael Grieco, attorney for Dunbar, stating the victims and witness have recanted their sworn/recorded statements against Dunbar,” the warrant reads.It goes on to say, “However, I also want the court to be aware that all five individuals have been threatened and have expressed extreme concern to me regarding their safety. One of the individual(s) was forced to move out of his apartment. The other was receiving texted messages containing pictures of his passport, the same passport that was stolen during the robbery.”Johnson also sent his friends Instagram messages about his involvement in the case.“After the papers were signed, Johnson made a phone call to Dunbar, while in Grieco’s office,” the warrant says. “Johnson was also communicating with Baker via direct messages, but it could not be determined if they actually met up.”“Johnson’s actions contaminated the integrity of the investigation as he made the victims recant their statements, only after given them cash,” the warrant adds.The 22-year-old Baker and 27-year-old Dunbar turned themselves in to the Broward County main jail on May 16.They were later released on $200,000 and $100,000 bond, respectively.Baker ultimately pleaded not guilty to four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar pleaded not guilty to four counts of armed robbery with a firearm.The State Attorney’s office is deciding whether to file formal charges.The NFL is also still investigating the incident.last_img read more

Westport Winery Earns Medals at Grand Harvest Awards

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryElk River Riesling, crafted with grapes from Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA, earned a gold medal. This wine offers a spine-tingling aftershock of flavor that is luscious, bright and penetrating. In the winery’s restaurant it is paired with their homemade wilted spinach salad. Suggested listening while enjoying this wine is the song The River by Garth Brooks. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Twin Harbors Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.Surfer’s Syrah, made with grapes from Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, earned a silver medal. The winery says this is the Edgar Allen Poe of wine as it is dark, brooding and intense. It pairs especially well with Surf and Turf at the winery while listening to Pipeline by The Ventures.This wine benefits South Beach EMS and fittingly features winery co-owner Blain Roberts on the label when he was a competitive surfer on Maui in the 1970s.Fleur de Lis Pinot Gris earned a bronze award with grapes from Airfield Vineyard. This wine offers a floral kaleidoscope of jasmine, melon and white tigers on the nose and palate. The winery’s homemade vegetarian broccoli bisque offers the perfect complement while reminiscing with As Time Goes By as sung by Louis Armstrong. This wine benefits 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with the unique outdoor sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best Northwest Wine Destination in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.last_img read more