Steve Furst & More Join West End’s Made in Dagenham

first_img Additional cast members include Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Thomas Aldridge, Kate Coysten, Christopher Howell, Scott Garnham, Ian Jervis, Paul Kemble, Emma Lindars, Jo Napthine, Tracey Penn, Gemma Salter, Gareth Snook, Rachel Spurrell, Emily Squibb, Karli Vale and Rene Zagger. View Comments The strike is growing in London’s West End! Actor and comedian Steve Furst will join the previously announced Gemma Arterton and Adrian Der Gregorian in Made in Dagenham, based on the 2010 film of the same name. Furst will play U.S. Ford executive Mr. Tooley. The tuner will feature music by David Arnold, lyrics by Richard Thomas and a book by Richard Bean. Performances, under the direction of Rupert Goold, will begin on October 9 at the Adelphi Theatre. Opening night is set for November 5. The cast of the musical comedy will also include Mark Hadfield as Harold Wilson, Sophie-Louise Dann as Barbara Castle, Sophie Stanton as Beryl, Heather Craney as Clare, Sophie Isaacs as Sandra, Julius D’Silva as Mr. Hopkins and Naomi Frederick as Lisa.center_img Made in Dagenham follows Rita O’Grady (Arterton), a woman in 1960s Essex who is just trying to get her husband Eddie (Der Gregorian) out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the sewing room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to “unskilled.” Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for? Furst has appeared on the West End stage previously as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda. He is known for his performance in the series The Legend of Dick and Dom and as a panelist on The Wright Stuff.last_img read more

Marylin Bender Dies at 95; Journalist in a Male-dominated Era

first_imgWhen Marylin Bender was the Sunday business editor of The New York Times in the 1970s, she was one of only a handful of women with any editing clout in the newsroom. Hers was “hardly an elevated post,” she said later in an oral history, but as the boss of her section, she was outraged to learn that her male deputy was making more money than she was.Outraged, but not surprised. This was still an era when few women could be found in the Times’s cigar-smoke-laden newsroom, when there were no female photographers or national correspondents, and when, in asking for a raise, Ms. Bender was told: “You’re married. You don’t need it.”- Advertisement – “Marylin had deep knowledge of business and a sharp eye for detail, and she was comfortable writing about the city’s financial class,” Ms. Behr said in a phone interview. “She had insight, and she had chutzpah.”Marylin Sloan Bender was born in Brooklyn on April 25, 1925. Her parents, Michael and Janet (Sloan) Bender, owned and ran a clothing manufacturing business in Manhattan. They later owned a clothing store, with a branch in Greenwich, Conn. — work that exposed their daughter to the fashion business.She grew up in Brooklyn and Manhattan and went to Smith College at 15, having skipped a few grades. She graduated in 1944 with a major in history. At Columbia Law School, she said, her classes in evidence gave her good training to be a reporter and steered her to rely on documents. She graduated in 1947.She married Selig Altschul, a financial expert and counselor to the aviation industry, in 1959. He and Ms. Bender co-wrote “The Chosen Instrument,” a 1982 biography of Juan Trippe, the founder of Pan American World Airways. She was then recruited by The Times’s business news section, where the editors thought her ability to write about a subject through the personalities involved would enliven their otherwise dry pages.- Advertisement – Just as a trial was set to start in 1978, The New York Times Company settled out of court, announcing a cash settlement and an affirmative action program under court decree for four years.Today, women make up 49 percent of the newsroom staff and 46 percent of its leadership. Companywide, they make up 51 percent of leadership positions. The atmosphere prompted some women at the Times to bring a sex discrimination suit against the paper in 1974. Though Ms. Bender was not part of the suit, she was deposed for it.“I was the one example they had of someone in a slightly elevated, managerial capacity who was proportionately being dealt as much of a shiv as the women plaintiffs,” she said. In time, she helped break open a Salk vaccine smuggling ring. Using a ruse to get a visa, she visited Russia at the height of the Cold War and wrote a series about women’s lives there. She also wrote about alcoholism and aging.But for the most part she called in her stories from a phone booth to a rewrite desk in the finest “His Girl Friday” tradition. It taught her to think quickly on her feet but had little to do with writing.“It was the ability to get people to talk that was important, to get information,” she said. “Get the story.”She landed a job at The Times in 1959. On the fashion page, she worked mostly with women, but once she moved to business news in 1970 and became the first woman to head the Sunday section a few years later, friction with the men there became apparent.“As Sunday business editor, I believe I did exercise control over the editorial matter, but on the personal level it was a struggle,” she said. “The deputies wanted my job. They weren’t used to taking direction from women, and they were deeply resentful.”When she left to write a book, her job was given to a man who, she said, “knew nothing about business.” Three months later she was asked to come back and help him. He was making more money than she had. She declined the offer.But she did support the seven women plaintiffs, led by Betsy Wade Boylan, chief of the foreign copy desk, in their sex-discrimination suit against The Times. Eventually the case evolved into a class-action suit on behalf of almost 600 women. “My deposition was useful,” Ms. Bender said. She died at 95 on Oct. 19 at her home in Manhattan. Her son, James Altschul, said the cause was complications of dementia.Like many women of that era in newspaper journalism, Ms. Bender started at The Times on the fashion pages, covering the fashion industry for 11 years by looking at it through a sociological lens. As an extension of her reporting, she wrote the 1967 book “The Beautiful People,” which critiqued a growing celebrity culture and examined the symbiotic relationship between fashion and society at a time when people were becoming famous for being famous. Mr. Altschul died in 1992. In addition to her son, Ms. Bender is survived by two granddaughters.Her first newspaper job was as an editorial assistant at the Hearst-owned New York Journal-American, “a paper for which I had the greatest contempt,” she said in the oral history, “but a job is a job.”There, she learned how to be a cunning and creative reporter. One of her first assignments, she said, involved going to Queens to ask a woman “how she felt about her daughter having been chopped up and dumped, her body found in pieces, in a garbage pail.” Still, Ms. Bender enjoyed a long career as a reporter and editor, most of it at The Times, and as the author of four books.- Advertisement – Having earned a law degree and married a financial consultant to the aviation industry, Ms. Bender said, she felt confident in writing about businesspeople. During the oral history interview, conducted in 2000 and 2001 for Columbia Law School, she was asked about her approach to someone like Jack Welch, the heralded chief executive of General Electric who died in March.“From a business standpoint, of course you’d want to know how he runs his business,” she said. “But the rest of him? It’s hysterical, because he otherwise is not fascinating — unless you dig deeply into his ordinariness.”Among her subjects was a 37-year-old Donald J. Trump. In a Sunday business section cover story in 1983 under the headline “The Empire and Ego of Donald Trump,” she examined his wheeling and dealing as he expanded his real estate empire across Manhattan.This “brash Adonis from the outer boroughs,” Ms. Bender wrote, “exhibited a flair for self-promotion, grandiose schemes and, perhaps not surprisingly, for provoking fury along the way.”He wore “maroon suits and matching loafers,” she added, and won tax abatements and other concessions that critics called “outrageous.”The article infuriated Mr. Trump, who called Ms. Bender to complain.“You put me down because I’m from Queens,” he told her, according to Soma Golden Behr, who edited the story on the Times’s business desk and went on to become the paper’s first female national editor. – Advertisement –last_img read more

TZG Gospić has announced a public tender for the design of a new logo

first_imgThe prize for the selected solution is HRK 5.000,00. Offers and creative solutions must be sent by October 15, 2018, but interestingly not by email, but by mail. You can download the tender documentation by clicking on the following links:1. Public tender2. Application for the tender3. Authorship Statement Guidelines for drafting a logo solution of the Tourist Board of the City of Gospić according to the description of the tender are that the visual identity of the City of Gospić must be recognized from the solution, any colors or color combinations can be used, that the size of the proposal allows is a solution solution creative, unique and simple and to follow modern trends in design.The old visual of the Gospić Tourist Boardcenter_img The Tourist Board of the city of Gospić has announced a tender for the creation of its new logo, with the purpose of use on all on-line and off-line promotional materials (posters, leaflets, brochures, monographs, website and more), the tender says.last_img read more

Real Madrid refuse to give up on £100m Marcus Rashford transfer

first_imgReal Madrid refuse to give up on £100m Marcus Rashford transfer United want to tie Rashford down to a new long-term deal (Picture: Getty)Rashford could earn £250,000 a week in Spain, but it is believed the youngster’s current wish is to remain in Manchester.Despite the player’s wish, Real will not give up hope of signing Rashford as they look to add some serious firepower to their squad in the summer.Rashford’s current focus is on helping United push further up the league table as the Red Devils aim to pip Arsenal and Chelsea to the final Champions League spot.MORE: Manchester United staff ‘weren’t enjoying going into work’ under Jose Mourinho, says Wayne Rooney Comment Rashford is considered one of the best young strikers in Europe (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid are readying a £100million offer for Marcus Rashford in the summer, according to reports.Rashford is in talks with Manchester United over a new long-term contract, but is yet to sign on the dotted line.With four goals in his last five Premier League appearances, Rashford has found a new lease of life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer on Man Utd’s last gasp 2-2 draw against BurnleyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:27FullscreenSolskjaer on Man Utd’s last gasp 2-2 draw against Burnleyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-man-utds-gasp-2-2-draw-against-burnley-1852274/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.But that does not mean Rashford is keen to rush into penning a new deal, which has encouraged Real.ADVERTISEMENTThe Sun claim Real will not give up on luring Rashford to Spain and are putting together a massive offer.Rashford was open to a switch abroad in the final months of Jose Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford and his team had held talks with Real. Advertisement (Picture: Getty)Though the 21-year-old is much happier playing under Solskjaer, it is unclear who will take permanent charge at United.AdvertisementAdvertisementSolskjaer could be handed the job, but Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is still the favourite to take over.United are ready to triple Rashford’s wages and offer him a £200,000-a-week deal to stay at Old Trafford, however, Real are willing to outbid the Red Devils.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 8:18 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Football Friday Scores-Week #7 (10-4)

first_imgOn the radio, The Batesville Bulldogs remain unbeaten defeating The Greensburg Pirates 45-14.On the web, The East Central Trojans improved to 3-4 by outscoring The Connersville Spartans 49-23.Other WRBI area games.Franklin County  56     South Dearborn  20Lawrenceburg  34     Rushville  0Milan  26     South Decatur  6Indian Creek  61     North Decatur  27Indy Washington  65     Oldenburg Academy  7Columbus East  41     Madison  7Jennings County  49     Seymour  3Northeastern  44     Union County  10last_img read more

Ivy Tech part-time students succeeding: survey

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech ranks toward the top of community colleges nationwide for part-time student success.Ivy Tech’s fall enrollment numbers show 65 percent of students are considered part-time. The college says only five percent of its students statewide take a full course load of 15 credits in a term.Recent national data reveals the community college is in the top 17 percent for part-time, first-time students who complete or transfer in six years.It is also in the top 19 percent in the nation with the percentage of part-time students who complete in six years.The college says most part-time students are working fulltime jobs.last_img read more

Former Nashville leader named director of broadband opportunities in Indiana

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Former Nashville town manager and economic development director, Scott Rudd has been introduced as the state’s new director of broadband opportunities.In Nashville, Rudd oversaw seven town commissions, three task forces, directed four departments and served as the town’s public information officer over the course of the last four years. He founded the Brown County Broadband Task Force to help steer the county’s broadband strategy and secured more than $20 million in private broadband investments to expand access to more than 7,500 homes and businesses in the area.“Scott has made significant strides in increasing broadband access to Brown County, which is a rural community that thrives on their tourism industry,” Crouch said. “His experience and dedication will help transform the broadband accessibility in our state, and I am eager for him to bring in his perspective and experience to help our rural communities.”Crouch said Rudd will be working closely with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and farm businesses within the community on ways to make sure they are keeping up with the advancing technology that will keep the agriculture industry thriving.Rudd will also be working closely with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to collaborate with communities and identify the best ways to attract reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet to rural Indiana.As a part of the task set forth for the director of broadband opportunities, Rudd will be working with OCRA on their Broadband Readiness Plan in the Community Development Block Grant Planning Grants program.The planning grants will be awarded to five communities as a pilot program, and interested communities must complete a survey – open Friday, Aug. 17 through Tuesday, Sept. 4 –  to be considered for the planning grant. The communities will then form a plan that will work on the current broadband conditions, creating a long-term vision based on their needs and identifying solutions for achieving that vision. Visit the website for more information. “I look forward to seeing Scott take the progress he has made in Brown County, and transitioning that work to the entire state of Indiana,” Crouch said. “Broadband plays a vital role in our economic growth, and I am excited to see what he can do to help take our rural communities to the Next Level.”Crouch said that Scott understands the important impact broadband access has on the quality of life for Hoosiers who are able to access it. He understands that rural broadband can provide opportunities for employment, help others continue their education and offer more effective and timely communication.Rudd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and resides in Nashville, Ind., with his wife Erika and their son Carter.last_img read more

Stephanie Gaitley’s turnaround at Fordham is the latest of her coaching career

first_img Comments Driving home from one of his mother’s basketball games 23 years ago, 9-year-old Dutch Gaitley just wanted a McDonald’s Happy Meal.  Stephanie Gaitley snapped. Her St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team had lost by 12 to Tennessee, after blowing a 16 point lead. Her team’s premature halftime celebration was squandered by legendary head coach Pat Summitt and the Volunteers.“What on my face says ‘Happy?’” Gaitley remembered saying to her son.Gaitley’s youngest son at the time, 3-year old D.C. Gaitley, leaned his head over the backseat, and said “Mom, it’s a game. Get over it.” Her demeanor changed. Gaitley laughed with her kids in the car, not taking herself too seriously. So they headed to McDonald’s. It’s taken more than 30 years of coaching — which included her firing after a major scandal at St. Joseph’s school — for Gaitley to hone in her loose, free attitude. She became a head coach for the first time at age 25 and turned five different programs around. Fordham is the latest. On Saturday afternoon, Gaitley will lead her No. 14-seed Rams (25-8, 13-3 Atlantic 10) against No. 3-seed Syracuse (24-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome. After six postseason appearances in eight seasons at Fordham, Gaitley’s already cemented her place in Fordham history, and it’s all started with her frame of mind. “People often say, ‘Why do your teams win? How do you go and turn around a program?’” Gaitley said. “The No. 1 thing was how you treat people. You come in, you make everybody feel good about themselves.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCourtesy of Fordham AthleticsBut at Fordham, unlike her past programs, it was a daunting task. Three years before Gaitley arrived, the Rams went winless, 0-29. Monmouth, Gaitley’s previous school, made the WNIT in 2011 and was trending upward. Fordham looked like a rebuild, more difficult than anything before, and her colleagues at Monmouth thought she was crazy.After Gaitley’s first practice with the Rams, all she wanted to do was find the local bar. Fordham didn’t have the talent to compete in the A-10, and there were only a few pieces she could build around. “Holy, I’m in for a freakin’ long, long, long turnaround,” Gaitley thought to herself. She started to second-guess her decision. Before, losing wasn’t part of Gaitley’s identity. At Ocean City (New Jersey) High School, she was part of a 100-game winning streak in league play. At each of her four head coaching stops before Fordham, Gaitley finished with more wins her final full season than her first. At three of them, that was accompanied by a postseason tournament berth.But in 2001, winning became an afterthought for Gaitley. She was coaching at St. Joseph’s when a former player accused her husband and assistant coach Frank Gaitley of sexual harassment. The former player also accused Stephanie Gaitley of “retaliating against (the victim) for going to school officials with her accusations,” according to an Associated Press article. After Gaitley refused to resign, she was fired.“I didn’t want to get back into coaching,” Gaitley said. “When you’re in that moment, you don’t think you’re going to get out of it, because you’re in so much pain and you’re kind of shocked on people and everything.”Courtesy of Fordham AthleticsGaitley’s coaching mentor, Rick Bernhardt, a former high school coach in Pennsylvania, called her the next year and told Gaitley she needed to get back “on the horse.” Gaitley had worked in TV the previous year and loved it because she didn’t care who won. But she wasn’t sure about returning. It took John Suarez, Long Island University athletic director, to ask about a return to coaching before Gaitley accepted.Two teams and nine years later, she needed to teach the Rams to hate losing. She inherited a “broken group,” and they needed “hugs and love.” Gaitley knew that the quickest way to fix a program was to show her passion.“They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” Gaitley said. She resurrected her coaching career at Long Island University, continued it at Monmouth and set a new bar at Fordham. Two years after taking over, the Rams were predicted to finish near the bottom of A-10 poll, and ended with the program’s first 20-win season since 1979 and a third round matchup in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.She’s Fordham’s leader for career wins and second in the A-10. Gaitley became the face of Fordham’s program.One of her pregame traditions is a joke in the pregame huddle, and two Sundays ago, Fordham gathered before the A-10 championship game against top-seeded VCU. “Why did the toilet paper get stuck when it was rolling down the hill?” Gaitley asked. Everybody shook their heads, no clue what to answer.“Because it got stuck in the crack,” she said. Everyone burst out in laughter. A couple hours later, Fordham raised its third A-10 championship trophy under Gaitley. Her teams have learned to not take themselves too seriously, just like Gaitley. Published on March 23, 2019 at 1:10 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more