Holy Cross to begin daily health check

first_imgIn an email sent to students Friday, Holy Cross President Fr. David Tyson said beginning Monday, Aug. 3, all students, faculty and staff will begin completing online daily health checks.The health check will be made available through a daily text message communication.“This health check will be used to assess the health of individuals and the community proactively,” the email said.Non-compliant members of the community will face accountability measures, which the College will announce at a later date.Individuals who wish to receive the health check assessment through email should contact the IT department. A complete list of protocols can be found at the College’s return to campus website.“This daily health check, along with being mindful about physical distancing, wearing masks and practicing good hygiene will keep our campus healthy and safe,” Tyson said.Tags: COVID-19, daily health check, Holy Cross Collegelast_img read more

More Than $10 Billion In Unemployment Benefits Dispersed During Pandemic

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN PhotoALBANY – New York State’s Department of Labor reports more than $10 billion in unemployment benefit were sent out since the COVID-19 outbreak began.Furthermore, the department reported more than 2 million unemployment benefit applications have been processed since March.“No one could have predicted the wave of unemployment applications that crashed over the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and every state is struggling — but New York has moved faster than any other state to address our backlog and get money into New Yorkers’ hands. To date, we have paid out over $10 billion dollars during this crisis, compared to just $2.1 billion in total last year,” NYS Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said. “Those claims that have been outstanding for weeks are ones that we simply cannot process — we have already attempted to contact all of these New Yorkers, and we will continue to try get in touch with everyone who applied so we can connect them with the benefits they are eligible for.”The numbers for applications submitted pre-4/22 are as follows: 1,194,933: Paid20,801: Not Paid – Need Certification7,580: Not Paid – Partial Claims missing Information Needed to ProcessOver the weekend, the Department of Labor analyzed the outcome of applications that were filed on or before April 22nd in an effort to quantify the size of the unemployment benefit backlog. This analysis found that 7,580 applications filed before that date had not been processed. The DOL is unable to process these applications because they either contained incorrect or missing information, are duplicates, or had been abandoned by the claimant. The Department of Labor has attempted to contact all of these New Yorkers and will continue trying to reach them to complete their application or close out their claim.Examples of missing or incorrect information that prevents an application from being processed include a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and address for an individual’s former employer or an applicant’s Social Security Number. Last month, the Department of Labor issued a directive reminding New York-based businesses they have a legal obligation to provide unemployed New Yorkers with the information they need to apply for benefits, including the company’s FEIN and address.Another 15,831 applications are going through final processing — which includes a check for fraud and identity theft. These claims will either become payable in the coming days or be flagged for additional review by anti-fraud specialists.In addition, applications for 20,801 New Yorkers who applied before April 22nd have been processed but not paid because those individuals have not submitted federally-mandated weekly certifications. By law, these certifications must be submitted before benefits are released. The Department of Labor has proactively emailed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers reminding them to submit certifications and rolled out a new, secure online system that allows New Yorkers to easily submit prior weeks’ certifications that they had missed. Over 330,000 New Yorkers have used this new system to unlock more than $400 million in prior weeks’ benefits they had effectively left on the table.Finally, the Department of Labor has also launched a new system that proactively and directly communicates the status of an individual’s unemployment insurance application via text and email. Since this system rolled out, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have received messages letting them know their application has been received, is being processed, and has become a payable claim.last_img read more

Mayor: City Of Jamestown Employee Contracts COVID-19

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.JAMESTOWN — A City of Jamestown employee has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Jamestown City Mayor Eddie Sundquist.Sundquist made the announcement during his remarks to the Jamestown City Council during its Work Session hearing Monday evening. Sundquist, however, did not identify the employee by name or department that they work in.Sundquist says other employees that the infected person came into contact with tested negative. He adds that the tests came after the contract tracing process.The Mayor says his office has worked “hand-in-hand” with Chautauqua County health officials. He urges that any city employee who feels they’ve been exposed be tested as soon as possible, even if they haven’t shown any known symptoms of the virus. This is the first City of Jamestown employee to be infected with the virus.On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Health Department reported three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 135 with 37 active.last_img read more

Cuomo Calls For Investigations Into Trump Stance On Trusted Traveler Program

first_imgImage by Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY — As the Trump Administration is dropping a lawsuit against New York over the Trusted Traveler Program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for the Department of Justice and Congress to investigate the administration for what he calls politically motivated lying.During a press briefing Friday, Cuomo took exception to the Trump Administration’s motive for dropping the litigation, saying officials lied to the courts and caused damage to New York’s economy.“Sometimes things have to play out before the truth will out, but I believe the truth will out,” Cuomo said.He said the Department of Homeland Security dropped its opposition to the lawsuit. “The Department of Justice files court papers saying they are dropping the lawsuit because revelations have come to light suggesting that Homeland Security was not truthful,” Cuomo said.“New York State was not the only state to have a green light law, there was nothing unique about New York to justify their punitive action against New York. It is impossible the Department of Homeland Security just figured that out yesterday afternoon. They got caught, that’s what happened yesterday.”White House Pool Feed Image.Cuomo said the state’s green light law, which blocked DMV from sharing information for people who applied for the Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) was challenged by Trump because the president said the law interfered with ICE and other federal agencies to enforce immigration laws. Cuomo said he received a letter from Trump saying the TTP was no longer available in New York.TTP allows for pre-approval on border checks for those crossing the U.S. border.“Fifteen other states have the same program. Why just New York when 15 other states have the same law,” Cuomo said. “I said they disagree with our Green Light Law, many other states have it.”In a meeting with Trump, Cuomo said he agreed to dump the Green Light law and share information for anyone applying for TTP.“I will pass the law that would ostensibly address their issue. In April we passed that law in the budget. If a person applies for the TTP, I would give the data. You know what’s happened since April? Nothing.”“What they said yesterday in dropping the law suite is there are other states that have green light laws. We’ve known that. You just realized it yesterday? Is that at all plausible, is that at all credible? Is it plausible that you didn’t know what the laws were in this nation? No, they got caught. It was all politics all the time,” Cuomo said.He said the officials involved may have criminal liability and the Administration may have civil liability for the impact on New Yook.‘Without TTP, lines at airports were jammed and backlogged at the same time COVID 19 was entering New York from Europe.“I’m calling on Attorney General Barr to initiate an investigation,’ Cuomo said. “I call on Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Nadler to investigate this issue.”He said his staff is starting to try and figure out what civil damages the state can possibly sue for, adding it’s hard to quantify. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Daniel Radcliffe Returning to Broadway in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan This Spring

first_imgFour-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Daniel Radcliffe is heading back to the Great White Way! Tony winner Michael Grandage’s critically-acclaimed West End production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Radcliffe in the title role, is coming to Broadway’s Cort Theatre with the entire London cast. The production will play a strictly limited engagement April 12 through July 20. Opening night is set for April 20. The eligibility cut-off date for Tony nominations is April 24. Set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy (Radcliffe), if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Daniel Radcliffe Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in Peter Shaffer’s Equus and returned to Broadway in 2011 for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Since completing the final installment in the series of eight Harry Potter films, Radcliffe has continued to prove himself a diverse performer by starring in the films Kill Your Darlings and The Woman in Black. Related Shows The Cripple of Inishmaan comes to Broadway following its sold out run last summer at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre, where it was part of an award-winning season of five plays produced by the Michael Grandage Company. The production marks the Broadway premiere for McDonagh’s heralded play, and the first Broadway transfer from the Michael Grandage Company. The Cort Theatre is currently playing host to Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land through March 30.center_img In addition to Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan will feature Ingrid Craigie (Kate Osborne), Pádraic Delaney (Babbybobby), Sarah Greene (Helen McCormick), Gillian Hanna (Eileen Osborne), Gary Lilburn (Doctor), Conor MacNeill (Bartley McCormick), Pat Shortt (Johnnypateenmike) and June Watson (Mammy). View Comments The Cripple of Inishmaan Star Files The production will feature scenic and costume design by Tony winner Christopher Oram, lighting design by Tony winner Paule Constable and sound designe by Alex Baranowski.last_img read more

Mothers and Sons Star Tyne Daly Looks Back on 50 Years of Playing Mamas

first_img What are your memories of making your Broadway debut [in That Summer – That Fall in 1967] ? I heard someone the other day talking about playing the St. James, and I thought, “That’s my theater!” [Laughs.] But it’s important for me to avoid nostalgia. As I say in my cabaret act, “Memory lane is not my favorite street!” What do you love about being back in New York City?  Many more people saw me on TV than will ever get to see me on stage, but I do love being in the same room as the people I’m telling the story to. I could be a tourist in this town for the rest of my days. I find the city very exciting. How does it feel to have a role written for you? To feel that I have in some way been a catalyst to his creativity is really amazing. And intimidating! [Laughs.] I’ve been doing this a very long time and sometimes it’s a challenge and sometimes it’s a job and sometimes it’s a wow. This one is a wow for me. Did Terrence McNally just call you up and tell you he had a role for you? We had a very good time on Master Class, and indeed, he did call me up. On the fifth of July I was hanging with some friends by the pool, and I got a call on my cell phone. He said, “Hello, this is Terrence McNally,” and I sort of said, “Oh, uh, hello, uh, Terrence McNally!” [Laughs.] I was totally startled. It Shoulda Been You is coming to New York—it’s been a few years since you’ve starred in a Broadway musical, are you ready? Geez, I hope so. [Laughs.] It’s a different kind of assignment now, but that’s a very fun piece. It’s lighthearted, and I think that will be a lovely balancing for this year. There are good jokes in Mothers and Sons, but bottom line, the play’s no good unless you laugh and cry. It has to be both. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 22, 2014 Really? Absolutely! I remember when I had two little kids, I was visiting my mom [actress Hope Daly], and we were getting into her old Volkswagen, and I thought, once upon a time, she was my age and had two little kids, and she was doing the best she could. And all of a sudden she became a human being to me. Mothers have gotten a lot of hate and they still do, but they bear a closer look. For me, they bear a second and third and fourth look. Do you enjoy playing mothers? I think mothers get a raw deal in American culture, so I’ve been defending them. I have three daughters and I know that as they become mothers, they got a lot more gentle towards me! Throughout her five-decade career, Tyne Daly has played a wide range of memorable matriarchs, from a meddling mom in Gypsy to a multitasking mom in Cagney & Lacey to a grieving mom in Rabbit Hole—so it seems apropos that when playwright Terrence McNally decided to write a role especially for the Tony-winning actress, he made her a mama. In the stirring new drama Mothers and Sons, Daly plays Katharine, a conflicted mother who visits the New York apartment of her late son’s partner (played by Frederick Weller), who is now married to another man (Bobby Steggert). Broadway.com chatted with Daly about why she finds her new role intimidating, her favorite thing about New York City and memories of her own mother. Related Showscenter_img Star Files See Daly in Mothers and Sons at the Golden Theatre. Mothers and Sons Your personal politics are so different from Katharine’s—how do you approach playing such a conflicted character? My job always is to play a person, not to judge her. This is a lesson that I learned a long time ago. Gordon Davidson was directing Black Angel, a play about a Nazi war criminal and his wife, and he raged at me one day, “Will you quit judging this woman and just play her?” It was a wonderful key to the work. No, I’m not a Republican, I didn’t have a loveless marriage, and I didn’t have a bad time being pregnant. There’s a lot of stuff that Katharine and I don’t have in common, but what we do have in common is more important. View Comments How do you unwind after the show? I do games of solitaire when I get home to quiet my spirits. I used to think I was going to be a nun to the theater when I was 17. It was going to be the theater or nothing. Then I saw this man named Georg Stanford Brown across a room and I thought, “Oh golly, there’s the father of my children, I’d better go introduce myself.” But now that my grown-up kids and my grandchildren are on the other coast, I have more time and space. How did Mothers and Sons come about? I was asked by [producing director] Jed Bernstein to do a fundraiser for the Bucks County Playhouse, which is where I earned the second half of my Equity card. I was at Bucks in 1963—50, count ‘em, 50 years ago. I did a reading of Love Letters with James Earl Jones, and at the end, Jed said to me, “Would you ever think of coming back to do a play in the summer?” He said he was approaching Terrence McNally. In under a year, he had written Mothers and Sons. Tyne Dalylast_img read more

Poll! Which Movie Musical Are You Most Excited to See?

first_imgGrab some popcorn and a giant box of Sno-Caps, because Broadway is going to the movies! Film execs have made all sorts of promises about producing film adaptations of our favorite Broadway musicals, from a Guys & Dolls big-screen reboot with Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to a Gypsy movie led by Barbra Streisand. Now that the Spring Awakening and Wicked adaptations seem like they’re finally getting off the ground, and we’ve got the new Jersey Boys film and the Annie update to look forward to this year, we want to know: Which upcoming movie musical are you most excited to see on the big screen? Cast your vote below! View Commentslast_img

Watch Jefferson Mays & Bryce Pinkham Perform from A Gentleman’s Guide

first_img Related Shows Dastardly duo and Tony nominees Bryce Pinkham and Jefferson Mays stopped by The Tonight Show to perform with the cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. Mays, dressed in his finest as Lord Adalbert (just one of the many D’Ysquith heirs he plays in the tuner), led the raucous rendition of “I Don’t Understand the Poor,” even leaving the stage to chat with Jimmy Fallon mid-number. Which means that we’re one step closer to getting Fallon to star in a Broadway musical. Take a look at the performance below, then catch A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, at the Walter Kerr Theatre! Star Files A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016center_img Bryce Pinkham Jefferson Mays View Commentslast_img read more

Larry David Will Make Broadway Debut in Self-Penned Play Fish in the Dark

first_img David described the play to the newspaper as a comedy with around 15 characters that explores a family death. The playwright revealed that he would portray “somebody very similar to Larry David—it might even by Larry David with a different name.” Larry David Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015 David took home an Emmy for the 1993 Seinfeld episode “The Contest.” The ninth season of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, created by and starring David, is currently in the works. View Comments Seinfeld co-creator Larry David has confirmed that he will be making his Broadway debut this winter with his first play. According to The New York Times, Fish in the Dark will be directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro and officially open on March 5 at a Shubert theater to be announced. Despite speculation, Jerry Seinfeld will not be involved with the project (which had been rumored to be entitled Shiva).center_img “I’ll be without anything that I’ve become used to,” David said about going from TV to Broadway. “I haven’t been in a play since the eighth grade…I seem to remember wearing a dress. That’s it.” No word yet on if David will be wearing a dress on stage once more in Fish in the Dark. The writer and actor did not originally see himself taking to the stage: “I thought it would be pretty cool to write a play someday. I didn’t think it’d be pretty cool to be in it…I didn’t want to do it, but I mean, do you know Scott [Rudin, producer]? He’s a very persuasive fellow.” Related Shows Fish in the Dark Star Fileslast_img read more

King Charles III Begins Reign Over Broadway

first_img Tim Pigott-Smith Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016 God save the King! Tim Pigott-Smith and the cast of King Charles III will begin previews on October 10. Directed by Rupert Goold, the Olivier-winning play is scheduled to officially open on November 1 at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre and will play through January 31, 2016.In the future history play by Mike Bartlett, the Queen is dead, and after a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. The controversial play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.Along with Pigott-Smith as Charles, the cast will include Oliver Chris as William, Richard Goulding as Harry, Lydia Wilson as Kate, Adam James as Mr. Evans, Margot Leicester as Camilla, Tafline Steen as Jess and Miles Richardson as James Reiss.The show had a successful run at London’s Almeida Theatre in the spring of 2014 before transferring to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre. It will be followed at the Music Box by the Audra McDonald-led Shuffle Along, which will begin performances on March 14, 2016. View Comments Star Files King Charles IIIlast_img read more