Stage review: 'Othello' is moored in a gripping staging
The Pittsburgh Public Theater uses music reminiscent of the intricate “Game of Thrones,” but this story is simplicity itself. There's nothing like the subplot in “King Lear,” the philosophical sidebars in “Hamlet,” or the split focus in “Julius Caesar ...
April 28, 2015
State pension reform bill clears Senate committee on party-line vote
Republicans responded that the concepts within the bill were not new and that, in any case, the legislation would not head to the governor's desk right away. The pensions bill would not affect workers who have retired. For state and public school ...
May 12, 2015
Bill Byham to step aside at Development Dimensions International
By Ann Belser / . When Tacy M. Byham was 6 years old and spending a Saturday at her dad's office, she would go from desk to desk in the small consulting firm, sharpening everyone's pencils in the electric pencil sharpener, then ...
May 12, 2015
Case Study: Pittsburgh Penguins Use TriCaster to Feed Fans' Demand for Video
Case Study: Pittsburgh Penguins Use TriCaster to Feed Fans' Demand for Video Penguins' fans were demanding inside information about their team around the clock, seven days a week, and not just words printed on the team's website. The fans wanted ...
May 1, 2015
Carpenters from Seoul constructing Korean Nationality Room at Pitt
Five South Korean carpenters who are experts in traditional Korean architecture arrived on the University of Pittsburgh campus in early May for the final stages of constructing the Korean Heritage Classroom in Room 304. They are working on what soon ...
June 17, 2015
NHL Power Rankings: Rangers finish No. 1 as playoffs loom
Welcome to the final regular season edition of our NHL Power Rankings. For 26 weeks we've been harshing your mellow with our deluded pronouncements, but you (and we) have survived. And so, as the schedule dwindles into its final small ...
For almost a year Juniata College student, following Thoreau, lives in the woods
The interior is surprisingly cozy and comfortable, with wooden floors, a writing desk lined with books and a small heater that kicks in when the temperature outside dips to 20 degrees. “Since this is my home now and it's become normal to me, it doesn't ...
April 4, 2015
Among Shakespeare’s half-dozen great tragedies, none tells a clearer, more streamlined story than “Othello. The Pittsburgh Public Theater uses music reminiscent of the intricate “Game of Thrones,” but this story is simplicity itself. Granted, there are two centers of attention – Othello, the great man with a fatal weakness, and Iago, his antagonist from Hell — but everything Iago does is focused on the noble Moor, and gradually Othello can see only through the warped... It’s also due to Shakespeare’s management of time, hurtling us forward, less between scenes, as is usual, than within them, driving the story all the quicker to its fearsome end. One example: In a crucial nighttime scene, he contrives a way for Iago to turn puppeteer, making others do his bidding without anyone noticing. But not even Mr. Pappas can solve the awkward clutter of the final scene, with so many visiting Venetians blocking sightlines, obscuring for some the final strokes of tragedy. ), the final killing is all the more effective for being not stately, but awkward and cruel. In the title role, Teagle F. Bougere is at his best early on, his very posture conveying prideful ease and cool command. Seemingly better than the Europeans, he quickly becomes Iago’s dupe. Iago plays on his inevitable ethnic insecurity.
HARRISBURG — A state Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that would reduce retirement benefits or increase paycheck contributions for most state and public school workers, the first step toward legislative floor votes expected this week on... With a party-line vote, the Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee endorsed a measure that also would close the traditional pension system to new hires, enrolling them instead in a defined-contribution plan. In the House, the Republican leader’s office said members today will take up proposals designed to shift the burden of paying for schools from locally assessed property taxes to increases in the sales and personal income taxes. Tom Wolf have offered plans with that general outline, but the Republicans complain that Mr. Wolf would direct some revenue from the rate increases to other projects, and Mr. Wolf takes issue with the Republican plan to distribute the property tax... Republicans plan to vote it out of the Senate on Wednesday, after the state Public Employee Retirement Commission releases an actuarial analysis today. Speaking before the committee vote Monday, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, emphasized the proposal’s gradual shifting of the state and public school workforce to defined-contribution retirement plans.
When Tacy M. Byham was 6 years old and spending a Saturday at her dad’s office, she would go from desk to desk in the small consulting firm, sharpening everyone’s pencils in the electric pencil sharpener, then placing them right back where they... The succession plan, which has been in place for some time, has Ms. Byham currently in two jobs: her own as the head of the leadership development, and as CEO-in-training, a sort of ride-along job where she is watching her father run the company... The same thing is happening in the office next door as Robert Rogers, the current president of the company, is being replaced by Ronald Dalesio, who will come out of the sales division to become the company president. DDI is a global talent management consulting company, and after years of working on succession planning for other companies, Mr. Byham said it was important to get his own right. He said there are two problems with most leadership transitions, as he sees it: “One is they don’t do good planning, and even if they do good planning, the incumbents don’t want it to be announced until one month in advance.
Modern Home Contemporary Retro Style Flip Desk Clock - London Clock with Light
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April 4, 2015
Olympians Martin, Orpik readying for Sochi
The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman says he expects to return from a broken leg sometime this month and hopes to get "8-10 games" in before joining his teammates in Russia. Martin was picked for the U.S. squad before the 2010 Vancouver Games but was forced ...
January 1, 2014
Days Inn Pittsburgh International Airport
PNC Park-home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Mellon Arena-home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Robert Morris College is five miles from the property and Post-Gazette Pavilion is twelve miles away. The Mall at Robinson, Robinson Towne Center and IKEA are just ...
December 20, 2013
Cambria hotel & suites Pittsburgh at CONSOL Energy Center
Stay at the Cambria Suites Pittsburgh at CONSOL Energy Center, the Official Hotel of the Pittsburgh Penguins and CONSOL Energy Arena. This hotel is located in downtown Pittsburgh, near attractions including the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon ...
December 20, 2013
Penguins' Bylsma to coach US Olympic team in Sochi
NEW YORK (AP) -- USA Hockey has tabbed Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma as the coach for the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia. USA Hockey president Ron DeGregorio made the announcement Saturday. The 42-year-old ...
June 28, 2013
Bruins take 2-0 lead on Penguins
Brad Marchand scored twice during a four-goal first period and the Boston Bruins routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern ... The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life’s clock. FORT WORTH, Texas — The last time ...
June 3, 2013
Penguins vs. Senators
Photos of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators from Game 5 of the Eastern ... The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life’s clock.
May 24, 2013