Watch The Realistic Joneses Star Michael C. Hall Visit The Today Show

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 6, 2014 View Comments Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall stopped by The Today Show on March 25 to discuss his new role as John Jones in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, now playing on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. The former Dexter and Six Feet Under star said it feels “good to get out of the death business” and take on a project that is perhaps a bit lighter. Check out the segment below to learn more about the new play, get a super quick glimpse of Hall as the Emcee in the 1998 revival of Cabaret and catch up on his extensive resume beyond performing, including jobs as a furniture mover and knife seller. The Realistic Joneseslast_img read more

NYPD Det. Masturbated in Victims’ Rockville Centre Backyards, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An NYPD detective was arrested Sunday following a string of public lewdness complaints in Rockville Centre in which victims described a man masturbating on their respective properties.Village of Rockville Centre police arrested 46-year-old Robert Francis of Queens after receiving a call about a suspicion person. He was charged with multiple counts of public lewdness and trespassing. He was released on a desk appearance ticket and is scheduled to be arraigned April 17.Rockville Centre Police Commissioner Charles Gennario said Francis was forthcoming and had indicated he was in the midst of personal struggles. Francis is married with children, Gennario said. Why Francis decided to commit the alleged acts in Rockville Centre remained unclear. The locations of the incidents were Lakeview Avenue, Seaman Avenue, Brompton Road and Sherman Avenue.The commissioner said he was “shocked” the suspect is a detective, adding that his agency immediately notified Francis’ duty officer. The NYPD suspended Francis following his arrest.“He did show remorse,” Gennario said.Village police had been investigating at least four public lewdness complaints since February with similar descriptions. The incidents occurred on Feb. 5, twice on Feb. 27 and March 24, all between 8 and 9 p.m. Each incident fit a familiar pattern, with Francis allegedly entering a resident’s backyard, signaling attention by aiming his flashlight at a window, and then exposing himself in front of each victim, Gennario said.All four victims were teenage girls attending Rockville Centre high school. Gennario said they did not appear to have been targeted.Police had difficulty establishing a profile early on because the girls were “very fearful,” the commissioner said, adding that they’d avert their gaze instantly before seeking help, making it difficult to paint a portrait of the suspect. Gennario said the darkness, combined with each girl’s shocked reaction, contributed to the suspect initially being falsely identified as “probably white.” Francis is black.Police identified a sex offender who had recently moved away from the village as a potential person of interest but he was eventually cleared.In response to the strange acts, police increased both marked and unmarked patrols in the area.Gennario defended the decision to issue Francis a desk appearance ticket rather than having the detective formally processed through the court system within days of his arrest. Francis is a 17-year veteran whose most recent post was in Brooklyn.“We in no way gave him special treatment because he was a police officer,” he said.last_img read more

Tom Metzger, Notorious White Supremacist, Dies at 82

first_imgIn 1990 a jury in Portland, Ore., found him, his son and the White Aryan Resistance financially liable for the racially motivated killing of an Ethiopian student two years earlier by three skinheads who were followers of the organization. Though Mr. Metzger had receded from public view in recent years, he was widely viewed as one of the most influential leaders in the white supremacist movement, responsible for organizing young neo-Nazi skinheads in the mid-1980s and ’90s and inciting them to violence.He pioneered the use of television and radio to spread his racist and anti-Semitic views, including through his own public-access cable television show and appearances by him and his followers on talk shows hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue and Geraldo Rivera. Mr. Metzger in 2000.Credit…Barbara Minton/Associated Press A jury found that Mr. Metzger and his son, John, had incited skinheads in Portland to provoke confrontations with people of color and therefore should be held financially responsible for Mr. Seraw’s death. The jurors assessed $12.5 million in damages against WAR, the Metzgers and two of the skinheads.After the verdict, Mr. Metzger took to operating “as a lone wolf,” according to Mr. Ridgeway, who interviewed him in 2017 for a forthcoming revised edition of “Blood in the Face.”Mr. Metzger was required to make monthly payments to Mr. Seraw’s estate for 20 years, the Southern Poverty Law Center said. The verdict bankrupted WAR, which was reduced to operating as an online platform for Mr. Metzger’s racist views and propaganda.Though his influence was diminished, the Law Center said, Mr. Metzger remained active in his later years, continuing to run a WAR hotline and publishing white supremacist pamphlets. – Advertisement – That same year, Mr. Metzger won a Democratic primary to represent part of the San Diego area in Congress. He received about 33,000 votes, more than a third of the total, but was resoundingly defeated in the general election. He ran for a seat in the United States Senate in 1982, but lost badly in the Democratic primary.Between those elections, Mr. Metzger formed his own hate group, the White American Political Association, to promote “pro-white” candidates for office. In 1983, he changed the name to White Aryan Resistance, or WAR. The $12.5 million judgment, which included penalties against two of the skinheads, left Mr. Metzger financially ruined and diminished his influence, though he continued until recently to spread his racist views on social media in radio-style shows on his website.“Tom Metzger spent decades working against core American values as one of the most visible hard-core white supremacists in the country,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League. “And, unfortunately, his brand of hate likely will still linger long after his death.”Thomas Linton Metzger was born on April 9, 1938, in Warsaw, Ind. He settled in Fallbrook, Calif., about 55 miles north of San Diego, in 1961 after serving in the Army, where he learned electronics.center_img – Advertisement – Mr. Metzger worked as a television repairman for 40 years and became interested in white supremacist ideology. He joined the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in 1975 and was quickly elevated to the role of grand dragon, or state leader, for California.In that role, he led other armed Klansmen on patrols of the United States-Mexico border in search of illegal immigrants. The patrols were dismissed as a publicity stunt, but they attracted considerable attention from the news media.In 1980, after a falling-out with David Duke, the grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at the time, Mr. Metzger severed his state group from the national organization and rebranded it as the California Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.In March of that year, he and several dozen Klansmen armed with bats, chains and nightsticks clashed with anti-Klan demonstrators in Oceanside, Calif. Seven people were injured in the melee, one of them severely. The formation of WAR coincided with the rise of the skinhead movement in the United States. The skinheads “scared a lot of people on the right because of their comments on violence, their persona, their dress,” said Morris Casuto, who retired in 2010 after nearly 40 years as the Anti-Defamation League’s regional director in San Diego. “Metzger saw them as street soldiers, and he embraced them.”One of Mr. Metzger’s primary recruitment tools was television. He hosted “Race and Reason,” a show that aired on public-access channels across the country, where he featured guests who shared his views.“Three years ago when cable was getting off the ground,” Mr. Metzger told The New York Times in 1986, “I realized that public-access channels were perfect for views like mine that were having trouble getting expressed.”Mr. Metzger also published a newspaper and operated a telephone hotline and electronic bulletin board where skinheads could communicate with him and with one another.In his 1990 book, “Blood in the Face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads and the Rise of a New White Culture,” James Ridgeway described Mr. Metzger as “the single person most responsible for drawing young people into the far-right political movement.”Mr. Metzger is survived by his partner, Mary Arnold; six children; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, according to a post on his website. Full information about survivors was not available on Thursday.At the height of his influence, in 1990, Mr. Metzger was sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League on behalf of the family of Mulugeta Seraw, 27, an Ethiopian student who was beaten to death in Portland, Ore., by three skinheads who were followers of WAR. Tom Metzger, a notorious white supremacist and anti-Semite who cultivated a generation of neo-Nazi skinheads as the founder and leader of the White Aryan Resistance, died on Nov. 4 in Hemet, Calif. He was 82.Jose Arballo Jr., a spokesman for the Department of Public Health in Riverside County, Calif., said on Thursday that Mr. Metzger died at a skilled nursing center. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, Mr. Arballo said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

CDC reports 8 more pediatric flu deaths

first_img In other developments, the number of states reporting widespread flu activity rose to 27, 3 more than the previous week. Seventeen states reported regional activity, which is up 4 from last week’s report. After noting a sharp increase in the number of S aureus infections in children who had the flu during the 2006-07 season, the CDC in January 2008 released interim testing and reporting recommendations regarding influenza and bacterial coinfections in children. CDC influenza surveillance report for Feb 15-21 Bacterial coinfections have been confirmed in 10 (59%) of the 17 children. Staphylococcus aureus was identified in 8 of the 10 children—3 of the isolates were sensitive to methicillin, 4 were not, and results were not reported for 1. Eight of the 10 children who had coinfections were age 12 or older. The CDC received eight reports of influenza-related deaths in children during the week ending Feb 21, bringing the seasonal total to 17. Four of the deaths occurred in Texas, 2 in Colorado, and 1 each in Arizona and Massachusetts. Feb 27, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The number of pediatric influenza deaths outstripped last week’s spike, and three more states reported widespread activity, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its weekly surveillance update. See also: Of the influenza A/H1N1 samples from 35 states that have been tested, nearly all (98.8%) showed resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu). Slightly more than a third of the influenza B viruses that were tested match the Yamagata lineage included in this year’s vaccine, and the remaining samples were from the Victoria lineage. Jan 2008 CDC interim guidance on testing and reporting influenza coinfectionslast_img read more

France’s warplanes pound ISIL’s positions in Syria

first_imgFrance’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the country’s defensive actions after the Paris attack are legitimate.France has been bombing Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria for months as part of a U.S.-led operation.Following Friday’s mayhem, Paris vowed to destroy the group. Underlining its resolve, French jets on Sunday launched their biggest raids in Syria to date, hitting its stronghold in Raqqa.last_img

Winfield Braithwaite Caribbean Schoolboys & Juniors Boxing

first_imgGuyana’s 16-member team charged with flying Golden Arrowhead highWHEN the bell rings tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) to signal the beginning of the Winfield Braithwaite Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Championship, a 16-member team will be charged with flying the Golden Arrowhead high and will be looking to defend Guyana’s title for a fourth consecutive year.The 16-member team which comprises 14 boys and two girls will be led by captain Isaiah Moore (Youth Flyweight). The team manager is Lennox Daniels and the coaches are Sebert Blake and Clive Atwell.The championship was birthed in 2016 and is the first of its kind in Latin America and has provided a platform for the region’s best Under-16 and juniors to test themselves against each other.Guyana’s team manager Lennox DanielsGuyana has been crowned champion of all three tournaments held so far.The countries that are scheduled to participate in this year’s edition are: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St Maarten, St Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the US Virgin Islands.Among the sponsors are Hand-in-Hand Mutual Insurance, E-Networks, Massy Distribution and COURTS Guyana, Associated Packers Industry of Sheriff Street, Power Producers and Distributors Inc., Secure Innovations and Concepts, Bounty Farms Limited, Maggie’s Snackette, National Sports Commission, Ministry of Social Cohesion, Department of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs and Cevon’s Waste Management.The Championship is set to commence at 18:00hs daily and ringside tickets cost $1 500, stands $500 and season tickets $4 000.Boys:Age 12-14: Thierry Moore, Sean Graham, Wayne Castello, Jaqwan Milo15-16: Travis Inverary, Mark Crawford, Alex Butcher, Emmanuel PompeyJuniors (17-18): Richard Howard, Isaiah Moore, Jerron McKenzie and Fitzroy HeywoodGirls:13-14: Alesha JackmanJuniors: Abiola Jackmanlast_img read more

SU will look to defense to stay undefeated against Rutgers, Princeton on road trip

first_imgDefense wins games — something Syracuse knows well.Week after week, the team has stifled opponents with its pesky defense and there’s no sign of letting up anytime soon.The team watches the tapes of previous games to correct mistakes and make changes. That’s helped the No. 2 Orange stay undefeated and improve its overall team performance.“We were really disappointed with the two goals we gave up against Villanova on Friday,” Iona Holloway said of the team’s 5-2 win against the Wildcats. “Looking back at the videotape, I think we lost a bit of concentration.”The Orange (7-0) is focused on getting back on track defensively when it heads to New Jersey to play Big East opponent Rutgers (4-4) on Friday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team has only allowed six goals all season. But that accomplishment will be tested when Syracuse takes on the fast-paced offense of Princeton (6-0), who’s tied with SU at No. 2, on Sunday.Even though the Orange got the win against Villanova, it’s always looking for ways to improve its particular style of defense.Syracusemakes sure to play with aggressiveness, but with control at the same time — a feat not easily achieved.“We play a tight defense and try to give as few fouls as possible, and I think all of us working together has been fairly solid,” Holloway said.The team believes it is the hard work of each player and its commitment to defense that has allowed its winning streak to continue.“We worked really hard in the preseason to increase the amount of communication that’s going on in the back,” Holloway said. “Leann Stiver obviously has been playing in the goal pretty much since her freshman season, so she has a lot of experience back there, which helps.”When asked how the defense is able to work so well within the game, each player credited the next.“I think it’s our strong communication; it really isn’t one set person or unit,” Stiver said. “It really is a team effort on defense.”As electrifying as SU’s offense has been in helping the team overcome its toughest opponents, Stiver said it is the defense that should be attributed with the winning streak.“Defense plays a huge role in our team winning games,” she said. “The offense is putting in goals, but we have to be able to counteract the opposing teams’ offenses to make sure they don’t come out with the win.”With each week, the undefeated streak seems to grow, but the Orange tries not tot let its ranking and status as one of the nation’s elite teams affect the way it plays.“I do think we have a target on our back as the No. 2 team, but I think our defense and our offense are more worried about their individual parts,” Stiver said. “We just need to go out there and play our game.”Even though people are already talking about the Princeton matchup on Sunday, the team is not getting ahead of itself. Each opponent brings a different style of offense, and SU wants to be ready for each game as it comes.“We take one game at a time,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “Our focus is Rutgers first; we have to be able to play and execute against them, then prepare for our matchup on Sunday.”And it all starts with the defense.“We’re looking to come out this weekend with some shutouts,” Stiver said. “That’s always our goal.” Comments Published on September 20, 2012 at 3:13 am Contact Jasmine: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

UW looks to build momentum on road

first_imgWisconsin (11-15 overall, 3-10 Big Ten) has struggled mightily on the road this season, going 1-10 in games away from the friendly confines of the Kohl Center. But the Badgers have a chance Saturday to double their abysmal road win total, when they take on a very comparable Northwestern team.Wisconsin assistant coach Alysiah Bond was very quick to point out the Badgers’ road woes when asked about the importance of Saturday’s game, but ensured Wisconsin will be ready to play.“It’s a big game because we’ve also had difficulty winning on the road. Similar teams, in terms of how our seasons have gone, and you can best believe that both teams understand the importance of it and will be ready to play on Saturday,” Bond said.As of Wednesday, Wisconsin had yet to look at the scouting report prepared for Northwestern (12-14, 4-9 Big Ten), but there is still plenty for the Badgers to concentrate on in preparation for Saturday. A large part of Wisconsin’s focus will be directed in particular to small, yet crucial parts of its own game. Highlighted in those areas are turnovers, which have hampered the Badgers all year, especially on the road. Wisconsin committed 27 turnovers in its 60-53 loss at Illinois Monday night, just one instance of sloppy play costing the Badgers.Bond crossed sport lines and utilized an NFL reference to help explain the Badgers’ ball handling and turnover struggles this season.“You cannot throw floaty, lofty passes against a team. It’s kind of like Darrelle Revis or Deion Sanders. If they have closing speed, it looks open, and you’re tempted to throw it. They baited you and got you to throw the exact kind of pass you wanted. They step right in and go the other way,” Bond said.Junior guard and co-captain Morgan Paige was also cognizant of her team’s weaknesses and also of Nortwesterns’ height advantage – it has two players 6-foot-5 or taller – but with the Wildcats’ similar record she expects a very even fight.They’re pretty big in size so it’s going to be really crucial for us to get on the boards, offensively and defensively. From the last game, just take care of the ball. That’s going to be reiterated. Twenty-seven turnovers is too many,” Paige said. “They play hard. Just like us, they’re in a similar situation where they’re in games in the Big Ten. This is a good game for us, it’s a good matchup.”Bond also sees Northwestern as a good matchup, in part due to the fact that the Wildcats’ season has been quite similar to Badgers’ not only in its record but also in terms of its competitiveness and late-game struggles.“What we’ve seen from Northwestern is similar to a degree to some of what we’ve seen from ourselves. They’ve been in every game this season, and they don’t do a lot of things to hurt themselves,” Bond said. “That’s part of what’s put them in the position that they’re in, in terms of being in those games. They make smart decisions, they play well together, and I think they keep it simple, and that’s the formula that’s been effective for them. They’ve just had some problems closing games, as we have as well.”Wisconsin and Northwestern have both had very limited rotations all year long with really only one player from both teams’ benches seeing significant time, so Saturday’s winner will most likely be the battle of the starters. Of the Wildcats’ starters, three players average double figures, while the Badgers only have two who score better than ten points per game.If Wisconsin can find more balance scoring Saturday it could very well bring home a crucial late-season win, and with a road victory the Badgers might just want to go on the road again.“We don’t want to fold. We don’t want to be done. We can do the best as we possibly can with every opportunity that we have,” Paige said.last_img read more

Captains run for the big game against France

first_imgWallabies coach Michael Cheika says it’s not about trying to avoid certain quarter finalists, rather maintaining their fine form. Kick off at Twickenham is at  quarter-to-five. A win for Scotland over Samoa at St. James’s Park will see them secure second place in Pool B. Meanwhile, hosts England bow out of the tournament with a meeting with Uruguay at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium. Both sides got sight of what awaits them if they lose on Sunday. The All Blacks secured top spot in Pool C, running in seven tries in a 47-points to 9 defeat of Tonga in Newcastle. This afternoon Australia meet Wales, with the winners set to top Pool A and avoid a quarter final with the Springboks. last_img read more

Agile Catena delivers Q1 growth despite tough Swedish adjustments

first_imgShare Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Related Articles Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Per Hellberg – Catena MediaStockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network, Catena Media Plc remains positive on its 2019 outlook, detailing that it has undertaken the necessary adjustments to meet new regulatory conditions within its home market of Sweden.Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update, Catena records a revenue increase of 9% to €26 million (Q12018: 24m). Despite growth, the figure is ‘below the expectations’ of Catena governance.Catena details that it is ‘rebounding from Swedish regulatory effects’, as new restrictions on operators and players impacted the capacity of Catena’s affiliate network during Q1 trading.In its update, Catena records that period ‘new-depositing-customers (NDCs)’ totalled 124,007 (133,322), representing a -7% decrease.Despite the adjustments, an ‘agile’ Catena details that operational efficiencies have maintained a positive earnings momentum, with the company reporting a period 8% EBITDA increase to €11.2 million (Q12018: €10.4m).Catena Chief Executive Per Hellberg, states that following adjustments ‘Catena is building for take-off in the second half of the year’.“Everything we are doing is now converging in the right direction. We are continuing our long-term transformation, based on the strategies of organic growth, fewer but larger brands and increased cost control. During the first quarter, which also tend to start a bit slower due to seasonal effects, we saw that regulations impacted operators negatively, and us in turn, leading to a quarter where our revenues came in below our expectations. We are agilely adapting to changing conditions and expect to see positive developments from the second quarter onwards.” GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more