Hayley Atwell, Harry Hadden-Paton and More to Fall into a Love Triangle in London’s The Pride

first_img View Comments Atwell recently appeared on stage in The Faith Machine at the Royal Court, A View from The Bridge at the Duke of York’s Theatre (Olivier nomination) and Major Barbara at the National Theatre. Audiences will also remember her from her breakout role in Captain America — The First Avenger. Hadden-Paton’s stage credits include The Changeling, She Stoops to Conquer, No Naughty Bits, Flarepath and The Prince of Hamburg. Weaver has appeared in Inadmissible Evidence, The Seagull, The House of Games and How to Curse. Horne’s credits include Charley’s Aunt and Entertaining Mr. Sloane at Trafalgar Studios, as well as regular roles on Gavin & Stacey and Bad Education. Hayley Atwell, Harry Hadden-Paton, Al Weaver and Matthew Horne will lead Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride, the third production directed by Jamie Lloyd for the Trafalgar Transformed season at Trafalgar Studios in London. The play, designed by Soutra Gilmour, will run from August 8 through November 9, with opening night set for August 13. The Pride is a hilarious and heartbreaking tale about Sylvia (Atwell), Philip (Hadden-Paton) and Oliver (Weaver), who endure a complex love triangle spanning over half a century against a background of changing attitudes towards homosexuality. Horne will round out the cast as The Man/Peter/The Doctor.center_img The Pride follows Lloyd’s production of The Hothouse, which stars Simon Russell Beale and John Simm and runs through August 3, and Macbeth with James McAvoy, which ran earlier this spring. Londonlast_img read more

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Rihanna to receive honorary doctorate

first_img Share 847 Views   one comment (TG) Rihanna will receive an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill (UW). According to UWI Open Campus’ website the Barbadian international chart-topper, fashion icon and businesswoman will be honoured with an Honorary Doctor of Letters.Rihanna will be awarded alongside Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws, and Professor Ebenezer Oduru Owusu who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science.The awards are given to individuals of eminence in the arts, sciences and other fields. They are also as given to those who have made outstanding regional or international contributions. Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet EducationEntertainmentNewsRegionalTertiary Rihanna to receive honorary doctorate by: – August 8, 2018last_img read more

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Google Launches First Publicly-Available Product Built-on-Thread Technology

first_imgThe Google Nest Hub Max smart display has now become the first-ever certified and publicly available device Built-on-Thread technology. According to a recent announcement by the Thread Group, Google achieved the feat after successfully passing the Group’s rigorous specification compliance and interoperability testing.The Thread Group conducts tests against multiple vendor configurations to ensure that technology from different manufacturers can ultimately communicate, reliably and securely. The Nest Hub Max has proven its ability to do this, and joins the growing roster of Thread-certified solutions, which currently includes more than 20 components.The Nest Hub Max smart home solution can connect to more than 30,000 smart devices from more than 3,500 vendors with the Google Assistant and the Smart Home and Local Home SDKs. Nest Hub Max’s Thread support brings the Internet and the rest of the Google Nest home directly and securely to small, power-constrained devices without expensive, proprietary gateways. For example, as a Built-on-Thread certified device, Nest Hub Max can pair with the Nest x Yale Lock and can extend the range of either Nest Secure or Nest Connect. In the future, Nest Hub Max will be compatible with other Built on Thread certified products, regardless of their manufacturer.Thread requires less power relative to comparable solutions, which improves the battery life of devices across its network. Its self-healing mesh network delivers a reliable and robust network that is complementary to WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), which is critical to delivering on the promise of true IoT for consumers.Regardless of the specific connectivity technologies used, Thread helps devices talk to different clouds, while simultaneously running multiple application layers, such as Dotdot, OCF or Weave. It does all of this without any additional hardware or software, which saves developers time and money, and promises the end user a lower cost, less power-hungry solution.Thread’s future-proof technology means certified devices can easily migrate to the Thread 1.2 specification – announced in June 2019 – which improves the network’s energy efficiency, latency and node density. Thread 1.2 offers optional support for Bluetooth Low Energy devices, such as smartphones, and standardizes Thread out-of-band commissioning over Bluetooth, making it possible for devices with only a Bluetooth Low Energy radio to be a native part of a Thread mesh network.Nest Hub Max’s Built-on-Thread certification implementation is based on OpenThread, a Thread-certified open-source implementation of the Thread networking protocol, released by Google and adopted by a number of Thread-certified components.last_img read more

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Vanderbilt pitchers lead nation in shutouts

first_img WEEKEND SERIES No. 8 VANDERBILT (30-12, 12-6 SEC) vs. No. 14 MISSOURI (26-15, 12-6)When: 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. SundayRadio: 560-AM, 95.9-FM 8 4. Bradley * Tied for single-season team record 8 Shutouts 1. Vanderbilt 2. TCU Vanderbilt’s pitching staff ends each positional huddle with a one-word breakdown: dominate.Statistically, the Commodores have dominated opposing batters in more games than any other staff in college baseball this season.No. 8 Vanderbilt (30-12, 12-6 SEC) has recorded 10 shutouts in 2015, the most in the nation and tied for the single-season team record, heading into this weekend’s pivotal SEC series against fellow Eastern Division frontrunner No. 14 Missouri (26-15, 12-6).Ten pitchers have pitched in those 10 shutouts for a staff still searching for consistent arms.Vanderbilt must find a third weekend starter, and its bullpen is thinner than hoped. But coach Tim Corbin said the widespread contributions in the shutouts show the potential of his staff.“I have felt like we have had depth, but it doesn’t always shake out that way,” Corbin said. “You feel like games get away from you in the sixth, seventh, eighth innings. But at the same time, I think the physical abilities are visible. We are certainly capable of those things.”All-American ace Carson Fulmer has had the largest hand in the shutouts. He has started five of the 10 and pitched 35 1/3 innings in those games.But Philip Pfeifer also has made five appearances in those shutouts, all in relief, and redshirt freshman Ryan Johnson has pitched 14 innings in the scoreless games, the second-most to Fulmer. Johnson tossed a career-high eight shutout innings against MTSU on Tuesday night before reliever Kyle Wright finished off the 4-0 win.“Our starting pitching has been pretty good,” Corbin said. “To see a kid like Ryan Johnson, who doesn’t get many starts, pitch the way he did and be comfortable is a really good sign.”Trailing Vanderbilt’s 10 shutouts, Tulane and TCU have eight. No SEC team other than Vanderbilt has more than five shutouts this season.The Commodores’ shutouts have not followed a specific pattern. Only one was started and finished by a single pitcher — Fulmer’s two-hit, 14-strikeout complete game against Ole Miss two weeks ago.The other nine shutouts have had an array of pitching combinations. Redshirt freshman Jordan Sheffield went seven scoreless innings against Arkansas before Pfeifer finished the final two innings. Twice in nonconference games — against Indiana State and Quinnipiac — four pitchers combined for shutouts.“Everyone that gets the ball is going to be competitive and give our team a chance to win,” said Fulmer, who has tossed 16 consecutive scoreless innings. “Every time we throw a guy out there, we have a huge amount of trust in him that he will get the job done regardless of the situation.”Other stats point to potential depth on the staff. Vanderbilt leads the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (9.5) and ranks second in hits allowed per nine innings (6.79). Pfeifer, Fulmer and Sheffield carry the three lowest opposing batting averages in the SEC.“We trust all our guys in any situation,” Sheffield said. “We have the mentality as a staff of dominating anyone. We want to go out there as confident as possible.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. MOST SHUTOUTS IN DIVISION I Team 2. Tulane 10* 7last_img read more

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