Notre Dame researcher joins international consortium to fight tropical disease

first_imgNotre Dame professor of biological sciences Edwin Michael, an epidemiologist and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, was recently invited to join a new consortium of select individuals who will create mathematical modeling techniques for factors affecting the spread of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The University of Warwick, U.K., has been awarded an $8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish and support the work of the consortium, which ultimately hopes to reduce the burden of infectious diseases amongst the poorest billion people in the world.“We are one of the leading groups that are building mathematical models for vector-borne diseases, and I’ve worked on lymphatic filariasis since my postdoctoral research times,” Michael said.Michael, who is well-known in the mathematical modeling field for his work with the lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic infection that results in the disease called elephantiasis, said his original modeling work focused on elimination of the disease through mass drug administration.“[Modeling] showed that using mass drug administration would be a way forward to break transmission, so in short we were the first people to actually model lymphatic filariasis,” he said. “That is one of the reasons that we were chosen to be a member of this consortium.”Although Michael has not directly worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the past, his prior work experience includes interactions with the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council.“This is a very complex, dynamical system,” he said. “The tools that you have are mathematical models, ultimately, because those thresholds for which the [disease] will be eliminated or transmission will be broken can only be derived using mathematics. You cannot do this using sensical methods.”A few of the key questions Michael said members of the new consortium are asking are whether the World Health Organization’s goals of eliminating lymphatic filariasis can be met by 2020, and if not, what remedial measures can be taken.Michael said models may aid in determining when to combine programs such as mass drug administration with vector control, or they may inform global health workers to switch from annual to biannual treatments.“I think in many ways it’s lymphatic filariasis that puts [the possibility of] elimination back on the map,” he said.In creating these models, Michael said it is also important to take into account the benefits of economic development, including housing situations and nutritional factors, in helping combat the prevalence of NTDs.“What we’re also trying to do is to pull all this data in and build this kind of socioeconomic model that allows us to also look at these other things that are going on in development and how does that impact the control of diseases,” he said.The goal is to take a holistic approach to combatting NTDs, Michael said, including structural programs aimed at water provision and sanitation, microfinance and overall governance.“At Notre Dame, what we’re trying to do is to push the modeling, aid the modeling into the next generation of models, which are actually not going to simply look at biology and biomedical interventions but also at how does this world [work] in the context of broad scale development,” he said.The poor are the ones who face the burden of NTDs, Michael said, which means an innovative strategy is necessary to manage the various factors these affected populations face daily, to bring all of these perspectives together in order to find a solution.“At heart, people at Notre Dame are interested in poverty at the core, and I’m hoping that we can put together a team as epidemiologists, as modelers, congregational people as well as economists and development people,” he said.Tags: Bell and Melinda Gates Foundation, Eck, Edwin Michael, lymphatic filariasis, neglected tropical diseases, NTDlast_img read more

Man Utd captain Maguire regains freedom after assault hearing

first_imgManchester United captain Harry Maguire was released from Greek police custody Saturday, TV footage showed, ahead of a hearing on assault charges on the island of Mykonos. Wearing a baseball cap and mask, Maguire was shown leaving a courthouse on neighbouring Syros island, accompanied by what appeared to be members of his legal team, and boarding a dark minivan. The England centre-back’s hearing has been set for Tuesday but he is not obliged to be present. Manchester United said in a statement: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file. “Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course,” the club said. His lawyer Constantinos Darivas had earlier told Greek sports website that the England centre-back had denied the charges, and was in “fine condition” despite spending two nights in detention since his Thursday night arrest. Greek TV channel Mega said Maguire’s father had flown to Greece to be at his son’s side. The case is being heard on the island of Syros, the administrative hub of the Cycladic island group that includes Mykonos. The £80 million (88 million euros) defender was arrested late Thursday after what Greek police described as an “altercation” between two groups of British tourists on Mykonos. Mega said Maguire had become enraged after someone in the other group struck his sister. A Greek police statement on Friday said that three men aged 27, 28 and 29 had been arrested in Mykonos. The police said an officer was punched on the scene, and that a second fight had broken out at the local police station where the three men “strenuously resisted (arrest), pushing and striking three officers.” One of the suspects then tried to bribe the officers to hush up the incident, the police said. The suspects are accused of assault, resisting arrest, verbally insulting and threatening the arresting officers, and attempted bribery, the police said. Four Mykonos officers sustained slight injuries in the fracas, the authorities said. Mykonos is popular with sports stars and celebrities for its all-night nightlife and beaches. United’s 2019⁄20 season ended Sunday in a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals. Harry Maguire (baseball cap) is escorted by plain clothes police officers to the central police station on the island of Syros, west of Mykonos, after her was arrested last night for allegedly assaulting officers during a raucous night out Read Also: Barcelona board struggling to pin down Messi But the club will be back in pre-season training in two weeks and could begin the new Premier League campaign in less than a month. On Monday, Maguire had tweeted after the elimination: “Time to go away, reflect, recover and be ready to come back stronger next season.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

New riverside trail launched in the Twin Towns

first_imgWalkers, runners and all outdoor enthusiasts have a picturesque new path to try along the River Finn in the Twin Towns.The new Riverside walk and Trailhead was officially launched recently by Kieran Doherty, Chairperson of BASICC. And the Finn Valley Fit for Life group launched the walk-in style – by running a section of it during their weekly meet-up. The newly developed trail section provides an accessible and attractive walk along the banks of the River Finn.  It runs from the Ballybofey/Stranorlar Bridge, along the bank of the River opposite Drumboe Woods, to the back of the Villa Rose Hotel. The trail gives a unique viewpoint of the road and footbridge and offers a different perspective on the ever-popular Drumboe Woods. It is highlighted by red markers which can be easily followed by walkers to complete a circuit of the trail. The new Trail includes a new section of Drumboe Woods, still under development close to the Stranorlar Cemetery.BASICC has been working closely with Donegal County Council, Coillte and other local community groups over the past number of years to increase the amenities in and around the towns for locals and visitors alike. Their walks programme has included The Steeple Tower, Drumboe Woods walking trail, The Creggan Woods and the development and upgrading of the Footbridge at Jackson’s Hotel, increasing signage and publishing brochures and trail guides.  There are plans in place for future developments including Street Exercise Equipment and an upgrade of the park at Ard McCool. BASICC continues to lobby for the development of a town park and is working on plans to create a network of walks to suit all ages and abilities. The project was funded in two stages: Stage one was the development stage supported through grant aid received under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with the assistance of Donegal County Council (DCCC). The second stage included the development of a Trailhead and safe parking area. It also improved the accessibility of the walk by developing signage, maps and brochures. This element was funded by Donegal LCDC, DLDC, LEADER, Donegal County Council, and the Department of Rural & Community Development through grant aid received under The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in Ireland 2014- 2020 “Europe investing in rural areas”. Speaking at the launch, Mr Doherty, welcomed the opening of the walk and emphasised the importance of the development of amenities to benefit both the local community and visitors alike. Mr Doherty thanked the staff of Donegal County Council, Donegal Local Development and LEADER for their assistance and guidance while developing and delivering the projects.  He also thanked MacCumhaill’s GAA club for their willingness to work with BASICC to develop the walk, including allowing the walk to be developed on their grounds. New Riverside Walk and Trailhead launched in the Twin TownsDLDC Chairman Patsy McGonagle congratulated BASICC on the opening of the walk and wished them well in the future. He added “This new river walk will be a great asset to the Twin Towns and in particular to the many walkers and outdoor enthusiast. “We are now witnessing a major increase in outdoor recreation all around us and this development will help to support this going forward.” Terry O’Reilly, Chairperson MacCumhaills GAA Club welcomed the development which he feels increases the attractiveness of the MacCumhaills grounds.  He thanked BASICC for their work and spoke to the benefits to the towns of sports and community groups working together with the Development and Funding agencies, and Donegal County Council.Cllr Patrick McGowan welcomed the new trail and confirmed the Council’s commitment to developing amenities in the towns. New riverside trail launched in the Twin Towns was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:activitiesBASICCDrumboe Woodsleisureriverside walktrailheadtwin townswalking pathlast_img read more

GMSA still going strong

first_imgGeneral Motors South Africa is confident that it is business as usual despite its parent company filing for bankruptcy. (Image: Metromedia SA)Khanyi MagubaneGeneral Motors South Africa (GMSA) has assured its customers and employees that it is not affected by the bankruptcy filing of its parent company in the United States.On 1 June General Motors (GM) officially declared bankruptcy, making it the largest bankruptcy filing in the history of US auto manufacturing.GMSA’s managing director Steve Koch says the South African company is completely independent and will not be negatively affected by the parent company’s financial downfall.“GM South Africa is not part of this filing in the US and will not be affected by the measures announced,” said Koch in a statement. “Creditors of GM in the US would have no claims on GMSA as we have not guaranteed any US obligations nor are any of our assets [being] used as security for their obligations.”According to Koch, GMSA has been anticipating the bankruptcy since early 2008, and subsequently took the necessary steps. “We have successfully stabilised our cash balance, reduced inventory levels and [we] continue to make progress reducing our structural costs, all directed at ensuring profitable growth in South Africa.”Koch announced that not only is GMSA doing well financially, but that it is going ahead with plans to expand its business.GMSA will soon be introducing its new US$31-million (R250-million) Pan-African Parts Distribution Centre.In addition, the company recently welcomed its first shipment of the Chevrolet Cruze, which is due for validation testing before hitting the South African market.The company expects to increase investment in its South African operations, with plans for the production facilities in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape province, still on track.GMSA currently sells Chevrolet, Isuzu, Opel, Hummer, Saab and Cadilac in South Africa and has been operational in the country since 1926.The company has had some successes with its Opel Corsa Utility bakkie (pickup truck), which has been the top selling utility vehicle in its size category for the past four years.  General Motors Australia and Thailand have also revealed that they are financially stable and that no job losses or company closures are in sight as a result of the parent company’s business woes.Obama to the rescueUS president Barack Obama’s administration is now set to provide the car manufacturer with a $30-billion (R242-billion) bail out plan to restructure the company.Speaking on the bankruptcy filing, Obama expressed his confidence in the group’s ability to turn itself around, “Our goal is to get GM back on its feet, take a hands off approach and get out quickly.”The US government is now a controlling shareholder of the auto group. GM has also been de-listed from the New York Stock Exchange.Speaking to news agency Reuters, automotive historian Bob Elton says GM’s bankruptcy has been a long time coming. “This is proof GM has failed. They have been failing for years but have covered it up. Now they’ve come to the end of the line.”In an attempt to resuscitate its financial position, GM will divide the company in two.   The “new GM” will consist of the core essential parts of the business that will be kept for restructuring. The “old GM” will include the company’s excess plants and equipment, which will be liquidated.In its court files, GM stated that it was important to restructure the company as soon as possible in order to save some of its assets.“The vicious cycle of frozen credit markets, growing supplier uncertainty and lack of consumer confidence has the potential to unravel the automotive industry and short-circuit the creation of new GM,” said GM chief executive Fritz Henderson in court documents.For the next 30 days, GM will embark on a vigorous move to sell off its strongest assets. Italian auto manufacturer, Fiat Spa, has bought GM’s Chrysler assets.Under its bankruptcy terms, GM has been allowed to use up to $15-billion (R121-billion) of the credit facility from government to deal with its liquidation requirements. This includes paying out employee wages, healthcare benefits, supplier payments as well as other operating expenses.Related articlesBusiness, govt launch crisis plan SA banks overtake global giants South Africa upbeat on economy Useful linksGeneral Motors south Africa General Motors corporationlast_img read more

Gallery: Cape Town’s busy harbours

first_imgCompiled and photographed by Bongani Nkosi Cape Town’s harbours are hives of activity, with ships arriving and heading out to sea around the clock. Freighters from overseas drop anchor soon after they get here, while passenger liners often cruise the coastline and visit tourist hotspots like Robben Island. Although Cape Town is the second busiest container port after Durban, it’s the country’s number-one tourist drawcard.  The South African Maritime Safety Authority keeps a hawk eye on all activities that happen in the sea waters surrounding the city, as it does throughout the country’s marine space.• Read the full storyClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image More galleries: South Africa’s new ape-man species World Cup stadiums 120 days to kickoff The People’s Bus World Cup gets Beetle mania Brand South Africa at Davos Zuma’s UK state visit Soccer City Stadium Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Football Fridays launch Welcome to Joburg! 2120 Fifa World Cup Jacob Zuma’s inauguration A twinkling nest of treasureslast_img read more

Business looks to Zuma’s address

first_img12 February 2013South African business will be looking to President Jacob Zuma’s 2013 State of the Nation Address (Sona) to spell out out how the private sector can play a greater role in the country’s infrastructure drive and National Development Plan, says Business Unity SA (Busa).Zuma will deliver his address to a joint sitting of in Parliament in Cape Town at 7pm on Thursday. The speech will be broadcast live on SABC and, as well as on the radio.“There are relatively low levels of investor and business confidence, but the Sona and the Budget speech may improve business mood,” Busa policy adviser Raymond Parsons told reporters in Johannesburg on Monday.Zuma’s address comes after the Cabinet’s recent adoption of the National Development Plan, which makes far-reaching proposals to direct the country’s development.“We would like to hear more details as to how the private sector will be part of the National Development Plan,” Parsons said.“There will be trade-offs and there will be tough decisions, but we must take the long view. This is the opportunity to take the country with you and share the vision.“We want to see the roll-out of the infrastructure programme more aggressively to improve state capacity and activate the private sector, because infrastructure development will make a great impact on our growth.”Parsons said the overarching concern for business was to ensure that South Africa narrowed the gap between policy formulation and implementation.He said business felt that Zuma’s speech on Thursday, and the 2013 National Budget, to be tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan later this month, should help prevent another ratings downgrade.“Negative investor perception could result in higher borrowing costs and decline in short-term capital inflows needed to finance the trade deficit,” he said.Despite a bumpy 2012, Busa believes the economy will stabilise and start creating new jobs in 2013, projecting gross domestic product (GDP) growth of about 2.6 percent for the year, but with downside risks.South Africa’ economic performance was “disappointing” last year, Busa said, for both internal and external reasons, including the negative impact of the slowdown in the eurozone on SA exports.Recruitment company Adcorp’s employment index, released on Monday, fell by an annualised 3.2%, reflecting that the economy shed 51 495 jobs in January.Busa said it was crucial that there was buy-in from all partners for the successful implementation of the National Development Plan, with the aim of maximising development and job creation.Busa CEO Nomaxabiso Majokweni said the organisation hoped to see policies focused on realising the NDP.“Implementation of the NDP should therefore start to reflect in the budget allocations. The proposals in the NDP have a major impact on state expenditure, and yet the NDP itself lacks the overall financial framework in which the planned expenditure will take place,” Majokweni said.She added that the NDP would only work if the private sector could create jobs quickly enough.Source: read more

Crumbs: the award-winning African sci-fi film now available to watch online

first_imgThe Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Crumbs, which has earned a cult film status among critics and movie-lovers around the world, has finally been released online. (Photo: Crumbs Facebook)CD AndersonBypassing the traditional route of commercial theatre and DVD releases, the acclaimed Afrocentric sci-fi film, Crumbs is now available to watch online on Vimeo, following two years of building its reputation on the international film festival circuit as one of the most innovative and entertaining independent films in the last two years.Watch the Crumbs trailerDirected by Spanish-born, Addis Adaba-based filmmaker Miguel Llansó, Crumbs blends an apocalyptic science fiction narrative with a touching love story, incorporating visual elements of Afro-futurism, surreal Romanticism with Western pop culture touchstones.Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film ‘Crumbs’ Now Available for Streaming Worldwide— Okayafrica (@okayafrica) November 17, 2016The film tells the story of Gagano (Daniel Tadesse) and Birdy (Selam Tesfaye) and their journey of exploration (both physical and metaphorical) deep into a dystopian wasteland. Along the way, the pair tackle witchcraft, aliens, Nazis and, most bizarrely, Santa Claus, all building towards an epic confrontation between forces of good and evil.Tonight, 13th! Ethiopian Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic film “CRUMBS” in COPENHAGEN!— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) July 13, 2016The 70 minute low-budget production, completed in 2015, earned a Nightfall Jury mention at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature Film at Montreal’s annual Fantasia International Film Festival. The film has been shown at various festivals across Europe, Africa and the US.The New York Times called the film “stunningly shot” and admired the film’s lo-fi charm and quirky humour. Highlighting the film’s outlandish and imaginative style, the Hollywood Reporter compared Crumbs to films such as District 9 and ET, saying it was a film that does more with its meagre resources (a budget less than US$250,000) than most Hollywood blockbusters could do with multi-million dollar budgets.Ethiopian sci-fi film #crumbs tonight and tomorrow @FilmhuisCavia in Amsterdam. Event here:— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) March 31, 2016Its growing reputation amongst sci-fi geeks and cult movie fans, thanks in part to an engaging organic social media campaign by producers, has built up considerable word-of-mouth buzz around the film, to the point where the time is right to give Crumbs a wider release using the power of the internet.Crumbs is now available to stream and download for less than US$10 on the Vimeo website. For something more permanent, fans can also order the film on DVD featuring behind the scenes action as well as two additional short films by director Llansó.Watch the opening scene of Crumbs below:Source: OkayAfricalast_img read more

History: Job Posting for Before it Launched

first_imgHere’s a fun artifact from internet history: an old Usenet posting, now archived in Google Groups, seeking “extremely talented C/C++/Unix developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet.” (Screenshot below.) That posting, by Jeff Bezos in August 1994 for a company then called Abracadabra and funded primarily by Bezos’s parents’ retirement funds, was to employ some of the first people at what would launch as a year later.An ambitious set of requirements is included. Imagine seeing a job posting like this today. Where might it lead? In this case, not just into the history books, but into a business that is rewriting the history books themselves, in digital form.Below, a screenshot of what looks like a very real posting to a job you just might wish you had applied for. Found via semantic web consultant Joe Devon on Twitter. Devon found the link via Quora. Tags:#Amazon#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

LeBron James becomes seventh to reach 30,000 career points

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES The 14-time All-Star has averaged 27.1 points since breaking into the league as an 18-year-old in 2003. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Serena Williams returning to competition for US Fed Cup team Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa James was recognized by the arena before the second quarter and got a standing ovation from Spurs fans. James patted his heard and said “thank you so much.”James needed seven points Tuesday to get there. He missed his first two midrange jumpers before making two driving layups and a 20-footer. He hit the milestone jumper over Danny Green from 19 feet out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 33-year-old James joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,808) on the list.At 33 years and 24 days, James is the youngest to reach the mark. Bryant was 34 years and 104 days when he got there. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots and scores over San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. The score allowed James to reach the 30,000 milestone for his career. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James has joined the NBA’s 30,000-point club.James became the seventh player with 30,000 career points when he hit a jumper with one second left in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

ASKING FOR IT Playwright Brings World Premiere Of WHAT I CALL HER

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement One year after the sold-out run of Asking For It, playwright Ellie Moon returns to Crow’s Theatre with her sophomore play What I call her, directed by Sarah Kitz (winner of Crow’s Theatre’s 2017 RBC Emerging Director Prize).The estranged mother of 25-year old Kate is on her deathbed. A Facebook post becomes the subject of heated debate. Then, a knock on the door. What I call her is a play about gaps in how people perceive and understand the world they live in, female generational rage, and the loneliness of holding onto one’s own truth.Ellie Moon describes What I call her as “post-MeToo, because it presupposes a world in which women have power. It’s striking to hear people say they understand why something they experienced as benign was considered abuse by someone else. I began to think about how the same experiences are processed so differently by people-and how many people have different experiences within the same family.” Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: What I call her features a dynamite cast of emerging talent: Michael Ayres (Chariots of Fire / Grand Theatre, We Are Proud to Present… / Theatre Centre) Ellie Ellwand (The Nails / Summerworks, National Theatre School Class of 2017) and Charlie Gould as Kate (Richard III / Shakespeare in the Ruff, The Tempest / Theatre Calgary/Shakespeare by the Bow).Ellie Moon’s playwriting debut, Asking For It, opened Crow’s Theatre and Nightwood Theatre’s 2017/18 seasons, produced independently by In Association. Asking For It sold out its run and was called “a sly, intelligent piece of documentary theatre” (Globe & Mail), “timely, personal and riveting” (NOW), and “a vital piece of theatre” (Intermission). Ellie is Tarragon Theatre’s Bulmash-Siegal playwright-in-residence, as well as a Dora-nominated actor, appearing next in A Doll’s House, Part 2 at Montreal’s Segal Centre in November 2018.last_img read more