Congo: Couldn’t leave them behind

first_imgResearchers from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative have been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for several years examining the roots of the violence against women that has plagued this war-torn region.last_img

Annie Baker & More Tapped for Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 Season

first_imgAnnie Baker(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Works from Pulitzer winner Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Will Eno and more have been slated for Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 season. The productions will all play at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center.Baker’s The Antipodes is one of a trio of world premieres scheduled. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the production will begin on April 4, 2017. Meanwhile, Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody, a modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language, is set to bow for the first time on January 31, 2017, also helmed by Neugebauer. Eno’s A New Play will make its debut on February 7, 2017.Other shows joining the lineup include “Master Harold” … and the boys, written and directed by Athol Fugard, which will begin on October 18 as part of the Legacy program. In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe.As previously announced, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is the 2016-17 Residency One playwright: productions attached to her tenure include The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Venus and The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood and Fucking A. View Commentslast_img read more

LIRR Adds 8 Trains for Jewish Holidays

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Long Island Rail Road is adding eight eastbound trains from Penn Station on Wednesday and Friday afternoon for commuters leaving work early for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.They include three trains each on the Port Jefferson and Babylon branches and one train each on the Port Washington and Far Rockaway lines.The Port Jeff trains leave at 2:08 p.m., 2:29 p.m. and 3:24 p.m. The Babylon trains leave at 2:32 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:31 p.m. The Port Washington train leaves at 3:40 p.m. and the Far Rockaway train leaves at 3:48 p.m.For additional information, customers can consult the LIRR’s website or contact the LIRR’s Travel Information Center by calling 511.last_img

Governor Wolf Announces Launch of Joint PennDOT, Turnpike Papal Visit Travelers’ Website

first_img September 14, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Launch of Joint PennDOT, Turnpike Papal Visit Travelers’ Websitecenter_img Infrastructure,  Papal Visit,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike launched a detailed travelers’ website to assist people headed for the historic visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia Sept. 26 and 27.The site at www.papal511.com is linked both to PennDOT’s 511PA site and the Turnpike’s travelers’ information site.“With enthusiastic crowds expected to converge on Philadelphia, this site will offer up-to-the-minute information to assist visitors and make their experience as enjoyable as possible,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This site reflects the hard work my administration has put in supporting and preparing for the Pope’s visit. We hope this site will be a useful tool for both residents and visitors to be informed and prepared to travel during this important visit.”The site’s home page offers options to see information about real-time traffic conditions on highways in the Philadelphia region and details on how to reach the papal venues or take diversion routes for those who are merely traveling through or around the region. The site is accessible from both desktop and mobile interfaces.Inside pages have health tips for visitors and information on which highways and streets are closed, the latest information releases pertaining to the visit and color coded maps showing how traffic is flowing.“I urge visitors and through travelers to avail themselves of this resource to keep abreast of changing conditions during the visit,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Knowing what is going on will help visitors and travelers make good decisions so their experience during this special time will be top-notch.”Turnpike Chief Executive Officer Mark Compton said that the site will be helpful for anyone traveling in southeastern counties and surrounding areas, including those not bound for Papal events.“This web site will be an indispensable tool for those who may just be passing through during the pope’s visit,” Compton said. “In addition to the latest traffic conditions, it details the alternate routes for anyone who may need to travel to other destinations during this historic visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia.”For more information, visit www.papal511.com.last_img read more