Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Travels to No Man’s Land With Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen

first_img View Comments Patrick Stewart Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 Ian McKellencenter_img Star Files No Man’s Land No Man’s Land headliners Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are accustomed to having famous people visit them backstage—but when former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stopped by for a visit, even the Sirs were surprised! The honorary chair of the World Justice Project took an evening off on January 11 to catch the existential Harold Pinter play at the Cort Theatre, and after the show, she went backstage to greet Broadway besties McKellen and Stewart and co-stars Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in person. Check out this hot shot, then catch the starry foursome in No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, playing in repertory through March 30.last_img read more

Lampard determined to make his tenure successful

first_img The Chelsea boss was reacting to Roy Keane’s comments, in which he questioned Lampard’s progress with the Blues, during a Sky Sports panel discussion. Lampard said, “I don’t think being English gives you any sort of a bye from criticism, in fact I’ve heard quite a lot when I first got this job of writing me off because I’m young and English and only had a year at Derby.”Advertisement Loading… The 41-year-old, who has had less than a season managing in the Premier League, insisted: “For my point of view, all I want to do is work and work and work to try to  get the best scenario for Chelsea.” The former England international’s side are currently fourth in the Premier League, behind 2016 champions Leicester City – as well as current champions Manchester  City, and runaway leaders Liverpool. Read Also:Lampard targets Bayern Munich midfielder Crucially though, they remain five points clear of fifth placed Manchester United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Frank Lampard is determined to make his tenure at Chelsea a successful one in order to silence the doubters who have criticised the Blues’ string of bad results. Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?last_img read more

Drop-in Centre fire was a tragedy waiting to happen – CoI report

first_imgThe deadly fire at the Hadfield Street Drop-in Centre on July 8, which claimed the lives of siblings, Antonio and Joshua George, was a tragedy waiting to happen.The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the incident found it was a tragedy waiting to happen and that there was a collective responsibility for the tragic event, which claimed the lives of the George brothers. The report found the system to protect the children failed and therefore all players are collectively responsible.  Six-year-old Antonio and his two-year-old brother, Joshua George, along with three other siblings were taken into the care at the Centre two days prior to their demise.Siblings Antonio and Joshua George perished in the fire on July 8The findings of the inquiry conducted by Retired Colonel Windee Algernon found that the children/staffer ratio was not adhered to and that on the morning of the fire, there were not enough staff members on duty to meet the needs of children. Additionally, the house service supervisor, while she had the authority to call out more staff, failed to do so.The CoI also found that there were written guidelines for the management of crisis situations, including fires; however, the house manager and other senior staff seemed unfamiliar with them. And so when the fire occurred, there was confusion and panic resulting in the tragedy.It also found that the staff on duty at the time cannot be entirely absolved, the two children died in her care. It pointed out that the administration of the Drop-in Centre in collaboration with the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) failed to ensure that she possessed the skill set to perform her responsibilities adequately.  The CoI found that the fire was caused by a defective electrical point fitted with exposed wires on the eastern wall of the girl’s dormitory. This, the report said, played a role in the ignition of the fire by subsequent heat transfer.Along with the findings, the CoI made some recommendations, including that the Social Protection Ministry and the CPA continue to focus on overhauling child protection, cutting red tape and improving the skills and knowledge of social workers so that they could adequately protect children in the State’s care.It also recommends that the emergency evacuation plans be developed and practiced at all child care facilities, and that in house training, including rehearsals, be conducted for staff in crises management and child care centres. Recommendations were also made for an inspector to the homes and this appointment should be done immediately to ensure compliance with the Social Protection Ministry. It also recommended that the childcare workers be given additional time away from the working environment to allow them to relax after a period of work or tension and also that suitably satisfied staff be recruited to meet the increasing demands of child care responsibilities.  Revealing the scope of the inquiry, the CoI report said it visited the Sophia Care Centre where children of the Drop-in Centre are now housed. Some 26 persons from the CPA, the Drop-in Centre, civilians and Red Thread were interviewed.The CoI was required to ascertain the causes, condition and surrounding circumstances which led to the deaths of the brothers, whilst in the care, control and custody of the State and to report on whether there was failure on the part of State officials to deal appropriately or adequately with matters which gave rise to the loss of lives and whether there were any unsafe or improper arrangements for the care, custody and welfare of the children.last_img read more