Robin Tunney & More to Star Opposite Zachary Quinto in Smokefall

first_img Smokefall The Mentalist star Robin Tunney will make her stage debut opposite the previously announced Zachary Quinto in Smokefall off-Broadway. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the MCC Theater production will begin performances on February 4, 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it will run through March 13. Opening night is set for February 22.Quinto will appear as Footnote/Fetus Two/Samuel, with Tunney as Violet. Rounding out the cast will be Brian Hutchison (Man and Boy) as Daniel/Fetus One, Julia Garner (Grandma) as Beauty and Jon DeVries (Devour the Snow) as Colonel/Johnny.Written by Noah Haidle, Smokefall combines magical realism and vaudeville while introducing audiences to two prenatal philosophy-swapping Twins, a dirt-eating Beauty, a Father and Footnote, who acts as the show’s guide. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 20, 2016 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Marketing responsibly and using AI to unlock esports’ potential

first_img Share GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Share Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 Related Articles Businesses the world over are facing unprecedented challenges and our industry is no different, writes Digitain Head of Sales Simon Westbury. Heading into a summer when an eagerly anticipated calendar of live sporting fixtures has been derailed, operators and suppliers alike are searching frantically for alternatives. Despite the extensive disruption to live sport, there remains a whole host of options available for players looking to get involved. Providing them with a range of responsible alternatives will be critical to our industry’s perseverance through these challenging times. This is especially the case for esports. With exponential year-on-year growth already, its rise has clearly been long in the making and has now been dramatically accelerated by the current crisis. Indeed, alternative markets are hugely important. For operators, however, they are of limited use without the right tools to introduce them to customers. The biggest challenge this summer will not be the wealth of content you offer (although that’s important) – but how you offer it to the right players. Key here will be predictive AI-based modelling. Players want to know what else is out there, and when it comes to direct marketing, they need to be presented with the right options. The biggest winners in the months ahead (from a B2B perspective), are the ones that already have the CRM tools in place to provide for the ‘Netflix style’ AI tools that can deliver an alternative offering in line with the player’s demand for entertainment.Having a toolkit that elevates the customer experience should have been at the top of every operators’ ICE shopping list, and those who didn’t take advantage of the latest tech are certainly missing out now.  In principle, AI-based CRM harnesses deep data and analytics to ensure that gaming operators are able to maintain, not to mention grow, their market share and build customer lifetime value – an especially valuable proposition at a time like this. When it comes to delivery, Digitain can do this better than anyone. The foundation of our proprietary technology is unrivalled machine learning based modelling capabilities. We can ensure that when any given customer logs on, they receive a bespoke offering fully tailored to their own personal preferences. Providing such a high level of customisation ensures that users are introduced to a raft of new betting markets in line with their profile – whether it be in-house skill games, virtuals or esports – driving increased engagement and boosting incremental revenue for operators. Tie that in with a gamified experience, and when merged with the right customer segmentation – you’ll be able to drive players towards desired content at key times like never before. Combined with bonus rewards, competition against other players and other social elements, and operators will have an incredibly powerful tool for the months ahead.  However, although we take immense pride in the quality of our products as well as the fantastic tools we provide to our customers, player protection always tops our priority list. As people spend more time at home, the need for our industry to act responsibly only grows stronger. Of course, we as an industry can help fill the void of sport with fun and creative ways to engage our partners’ customers, but it is imperative we do so with a principal focus on social responsibility, with revenue coming second. Online retains plenty of potential for capturing market share this summer, and done in the right way, can offer a wealth of opportunity for the brave few who are willing to get bold with their strategies. Under the watchful eye of regulators, the media and the general public, our actions during this difficult period will be remembered for a long time to come. Let’s set the kind of example that others can follow – and make sure we’re remembered for the right reasons. Responsible gaming has never been more important than it is now; and we need to make sure our collective reputation is spotless.last_img read more

(Full obit) Barbara Sawyer, 59, Caldwell teacher: May 18, 1955 – May 23, 2014

first_imgBarbara SawyerBarbara Beck Sawyer, 59, of Caldwell went home to be with our Lord on May 23, 2014.  She was born May 18, 1955 in Port Angeles, Washington to Pearson and Marguerite Beck.Barbara graduated high school from Kinsley, Ks and then attended Kansas State University. The summer following her freshman year she was introduced to Randy who she married in June 1975. Years later they moved to Caldwell where they raised their two children Monica and Travis. She went back to college to finish her education degree and graduated from Wichita State University. Barbara was blessed with three grandchildren, Austyn, Avery and Jackson. She is survived by her husband Randy; daughter, Monica and her family (husband) Tripp, (grandchildren) Austyn and Avery of Austin, TX; son, Travis and his family (wife) Jessica, and (grandchild) Jackson of Abilene, KS; parents, Pearson and Marguerite Beck of Manhattan, KS; sister, Jennifer Jones and her family of Manhattan, KS and brother, Mike Beck and his family of Fairway, KS.Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell.   Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell.Memorials may be given in memory of Barbara to the Children’s Hospital Colorado, 13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, Colorado 80045, or to the Barbara Sawyer Memorial Scholarship Fund.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell.last_img read more