Tickets Available Now for Benjamin Scheuer’s The Lion Off-Broadway

first_img Last year, Scheuer was awarded the ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for songwriting and the Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics. He has served as a writer-in-residence at the Goodspeed Theater, the Weston Playhouse and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop. His band Escapist Papers’ second album, titled The Bridge, features music from The Lion. The Lion is a true story of love, loss, family loyalty and the redemptive power of music. The show has been previously performed in various incarnations at Lincoln Center, the St. James Theatre in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tickets are now on sale for the previously announced off-Broadway return of The Lion. The autobiographical musical by Benjamin Scheuer will begin performances on February 3 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater, where it will run through March 29. Opening night is set for February 8. The show, directed by Sean Daniels, played The Studio at Stage II at New York City Center in summer 2014. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments The Lion Related Showslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Aaron Tveit Gives You a ‘Morning Glow’ & More

first_imgAaron Tveit P.S. Cast members from Broadway’s An American in Paris, The Lion King, Wicked and more will appear in Pure Motion: An Evening of Dances by Choreographer Ray Mercer on February 29. The event is set to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Aaron Tveit’s ‘Morning Glow’Your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit is currently Down Under for a Stephen Schwartz concert with Sutton Foster, and he recently stopped by Sydney’s The Morning Show to chat about his plethora of projects. Opening up about his Grease: Live co-star Vanessa Hudgens, who performed on the telecast just hours after her father died, Tveit said: “I honestly don’t know how she did that…she’s really something.” Check out the wide-ranging interview with Tveit below—it’ll give you a “Morning Glow,” promise…! Daniel Sunjata Lands ABC PilotSpeaking of Tveit, his Graceland partner-in-crime Daniel Sunjata has been tapped for ABC’s drama pilot Notorious. According to Deadline, the Broadway alum is set to play a charismatic lawyer in the show, which will examine the relationship between the media and criminal law. Fingers crossed for a series order!New LCT Honor for Audra McDonald & Hal PrinceMultiple Tony Award winners Audra McDonald (six) and Harold Prince (21) will be inducted into the inaugural class of Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Alice Tully Hall on June 20. Louis Armstrong, Plácido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma and Leontyne Price are also set to receive the honor, which celebrates unparalleled excellence in the arts. Congratulations to them all!B’way Alums Set for Chicago’s King and IWe’re whistling a happy tune! Broadway alums Ali Ewoldt, Alan Ariano and Rona Figueroa have been enlisted to play Tuptim, The Kralahome and Lady Thiang, respectively, in Chicago’s Lyric Opera’s The King and I. Directed by Lee Blakeley, the previously reported production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic will be led by Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban and play a limited engagement April 29 through May 22 at the Civic Opera House.Sneak Peek of Becoming Mike NicholsWe have a new trailer for Douglas McGrath’s Becoming Mike Nichols, an intimate documentary portrait of the legendary director, which will debut on February 22 on HBO. Taped just four months before the beloved EGOT winner died, Nichols opened up to his close friend and colleague, fellow theater director Jack O’Brien. Definitely not one to be missed.last_img read more

Lake Grove, Terryville Armed Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions during which victims were pistol whipped four days and nearly nine miles apart in Lake Grove and Terryville last week, authorities said.In the first case, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, broke into an Oliver Street home in Terryville, hit the victim in the head with the gun and stole a cell phone at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, police said.Then at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, two suspects armed with handguns forced a victim into a house on Smith Road in Lake Grove and also hit the victim in the head with a gun, police said.It was unclear if the assailants in the second case stole anything before they fled the scene.Police have not made any arrests in either case. Descriptions of the suspects were not available. Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

How to keep your food budget in shape

first_imgIf you’re spending way too much money on food, the simplest fix is to eat out less. If dining out isn’t a huge problem for you, then it’s time to look at other solutions. Here are three easy ways you can cut back on your food budget…Don’t stray at the store: It might be convenient to get all your shopping done at one place, but that may be a mistake. There are certain items you CAN buy at the grocery store, but you really shouldn’t if you’re looking to save. Cleaning products and anything from the pharmacy section are a couple of things that come to mind. You probably don’t love having to make an extra trip, but you can save a bundle by making a run to Target or Walmart.Avoid what’s not on your list: No matter where you’re shopping, you probably have a tendency to buy that one thing that wasn’t on your list. This can really get you in trouble when you’re at the grocery store. This is especially true if you’re shopping while hungry. When you catch yourself making this mistake, give yourself an SUI. Shopping under the influence of hunger is a crime against your wallet. Make sure your list is complete before you go to the store and then make yourself stick to it.Sometimes it pays to get the big pack: Don’t buy more than you really need, but for those items you constantly buy (and aren’t really perishable), it may be in your best interest to get a larger pack. If you’re a regular shopper at Costco or Sam’s Club, you probably know about saving by buying in bulk. But even if your’e not a member of these shopping clubs, you can still take this approach at your local grocery store. Just pay close attention, because the big packs aren’t always a great deal. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Study says new H5N1 strain pervades southern China

first_imgNov 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A new subtype of H5N1 avian influenza virus has become predominant in southern China over the past year, possibly through its resistance to vaccines used in poultry, and has been found in human H5N1 cases in China, according to researchers from Hong Kong and the United States.The rise of the “Fujian-like” strain seems to be the cause of increased poultry outbreaks and recent human cases in China, according to the team from the University of Hong Kong and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. The researchers also found an overall increase of H5N1 infection in live-poultry markets in southern China.”The predominance of this [Fujian-like] virus appears to be responsible for the increased prevalence of H5N1 in poultry since October 2005 and recent human infection cases in China,” says the report, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.But other disease experts said they could see no evidence that the new strain increases the risk of a human influenza pandemic or is more virulent than other H5N1 strains. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities rejected the report, while a World Health Organization official in China renewed previous complaints that the Chinese have been stingy with information about H5N1 in poultry.Infection rate in market poultry risesThe research team, including Yi Guan of the University of Hong Kong and Robert Webster of St. Jude’s, tested more than 53,000 birds from live-poultry markets in six southern Chinese provinces from July 2005 through June 2006. About 2.4% of the birds (1,294 of 53,220) tested positive for the H5N1 virus, more than double the 0.9% positive rate in the preceding 12 months, according to the report.The researchers analyzed the genomes of 390 (30%) of the 1,294 virus isolates and found that 68% (266 of 390) of them were in the new Fujian-like lineage. The prototype of this lineage was detected in March 2005, and few viruses like it were found in the ensuing few months. But the prevalence of the strain increased dramatically starting in October 2005, until it constituted 103 of 108 isolates tested from April through June of this year.The team also determined that the hemagglutinin genes of five recent human H5N1 viruses from different Chinese provinces belong to the new strain. In addition, 16 poultry and wild-bird viruses from Hong Kong and two poultry isolates from Laos and Malaysia were of the same type.To assess the effects of China’s poultry vaccination program, the scientists tested serum samples collected from 1,113 market poultry in two provinces between November 2005 and April 2006. Hemagglutination inhibition testing showed that 16% (180) of the samples had antibodies against a 2002 strain of H5N1.A subset of 76 of the 180 positive samples was then tested for neutralizing antibodies against the Fujian-like strain and two other recent H5N1 strains. Most of the samples had low levels of antibodies against the Fujian-like strain, though they had relatively high levels for the other two strains. The findings suggest that chickens in southern China “are poorly immunized against [Fujian-like viruses in comparison with other sublineages,” the report states.All the analyzed Fujian-like viruses had molecular characteristics that indicated sensitivity to oseltamivir, the first-choice antiviral drug for H5N1 infection. In addition, only six of the viruses had a mutation that confers resistance to amantadine, an older antiviral drug used to treat flu.The authors contend that their findings show that the spread of the Fujian-like strain “has initiated a new transmission wave in Southeast Asia,” comparable with the first wave in the region in early 2004 and the spread of H5N1 to Europe and Africa following China’s Qinghai Lake outbreak in the spring of 2005. They say it is to blame for recent poultry outbreaks in Laos, Malaysia, and Thailand and for recent human cases in Thailand.They also argue that poor results in China’s poultry immunization program might have contributed to the rise of the new strain. “Serological studies suggest that H5N1 seroconversion in market poultry is low and that vaccination may have facilitated the selection of the Fujian-like sublineage,” they write.”The predominance of this virus over a large geographical region within a short period directly challenges current disease control measures,” the authors conclude.Experts see no effect on pandemic riskBut the new findings do not signal an increase in the already serious risk of a human flu pandemic, according to Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of the CIDRAP Web site.”The key piece to the situation documented in this paper is that while there is a new strain, there’s no evidence that it’s more pathogenic or virulent than other existing strains, and there’s no evidence that somehow we’ve selected out for a strain that is more likely to be transmitted to and by birds,” Osterholm said.”At this point, I see no data that support that this will contribute to increasing the risk of a human pandemic or worsening the situation with wild birds and domestic poultry in Asia,” he added.Michael Purdue of the World Health Organization’s global influenza program expressed similar views, according to an Oct 30 Bloomberg News report. “We know that strains of flu supplant and replace other subtypes over time,” he told Bloomberg. “In terms of human risk, there’s nothing to suggest that there’s more or less risk than there was before.”Joseph Domenech, chief veterinary officer for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said the FAO is checking whether vaccines in China are effective against the Fujian-like strain, according to the Bloomberg story.Chinese officials reject studyChinese officials rejected the study this week. The nation’s Agriculture Ministry called the researchers’ claims “totally different from the real situation,” according to a report yesterday by China Daily.”Gene sequence analysis shows that all the variants of the virus found in southern China share high uniformity, meaning they all belong to the same gene type,” the ministry said. “No distinctive change was found in their biological characteristics.”The research report prompted Julie Hall, a WHO official in Beijing, to complain that China has been too reluctant to share H5N1 virus information and samples from poultry, according to news services.”There’s a stark contrast between what we’re hearing from the researchers and what the Ministry of Agriculture says,” Hall told the Associated Press. “Unless the ministry tells us what’s going on and shares viruses on a regular basis, we will be doing diagnostics on strains that are old.”The Agriculture Ministry, in the statement quoted in China Daily, insisted it has been freely sharing virus information and related developments with the world.Smith GD, Fan XH, Wang J, et al. Emergence and predominance of an H5N1 influenza variant in China. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2006 (published online Oct 30) [Abstract]last_img read more

Guest column: Separate propoganda from reality on Reproductive Health Act

first_imgOf course, those who are firmly convinced abortion is wrong can certainly counsel against abortion, but to label those with a different conviction “murderers” shows a lack of respect for freedom of religion, which should be one of the most fundamental principles of American life.  It was one of FDR’s Four Freedoms that we fought World War II for.Further, when a newspaper prints a letter calling me a “murderer” because I support Roe v. Wade, it is not acting responsibly.That type of language is an incitement to violence against those who choose to have an abortion and those who seek to make sure that right is protected in law.Such letters are also based on untruths as to what the Reproductive Health Act does and why it was passed. Newspapers should point that out.WHAT RHA REALLY DOESThe law in New York since Roe v. Wade has always been that, like the new law in Ireland, an abortion is permitted in the third trimester to save the life or health of the mother.The Reproductive Health Act simply codifies that standard for two reasons. First, a backward looking Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade if this President gets another appointment to the Supreme Court. Second, because the New York criminal law predated Roe v. Wade, it retained language punishing doctors who performed an abortion in the best interest of the mother’s health. The criminalization of that act was declared unconstitutional in 1973, so the law needed to be updated.This is not unlimited abortion as the propagandists claim.They say “health” is undefined, so it could mean anything.Doctors have been applying that standard successfully since 1973.I am not a doctor. Doctors determine what is a health risk. We rely on their medical expertise, their high ethical standards, and their interaction with their patient, who may of course consult a religious adviser, to determine whether an abortion should be performed in the third trimester for purposes of the health of the mother. That is the standard adopted in Roe v. Wade. One of the charged issues of the day was abortion.The newspapers loved to print letters to the editor with one side repeating “they’re killing the babies” and the other replying with “a woman’s right to choose.”The former usually based their position on religious faith, the latter on civil rights for women. In 2012, I ran for state Assembly on a platform that expressed my commitment to supporting the principles of Roe v. Wade. I was elected. I have been lobbied to change my position. Many have offered to pray for my immortal soul. Nonetheless, I have replied that it would be a fraud on the voters to change my position.I grew up in an area where the vast majority of my neighbors were Catholics of Irish ancestry who in those days supported the Church’s teachings on abortion.CHANGING VIEWPOINTSOpinions of many have changed. Categories: Editorial, OpinionIn 1973, when Roe v. Wade was decided, I was 14 years old and becoming politically aware. center_img For example, Ireland legalized abortion in 2018 by popular vote. In Ireland, abortion is permitted during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy, and later in cases where the pregnant woman’s life or health is at risk, which is the same standard Roe v. Wade adopted in 1973.Religious freedom is very important to me.My family came to this country, a place where differences in religious identity were protected by the Constitution, from a place where people had been trying to kill my ancestors for thousands of years because of their stubborn but highly honorable commitment to a different faith.While not exclusively so, the anti-abortion position is fundamentally rooted in religion. However, you will typically not hear anti-abortion advocacy from mainline Protestant clergy, nor where I attend services.NOT MURDERERSThose who call supporters of Roe v. Wade murderers are simply trying to impose their religious views on everyone.  A second issue raised by anti-abortion propaganda is that the law changes who may perform an abortion.This is also false. Only doctors may perform surgical abortions and only in a facility that is approved in accordance with New York Public Health law.There are non-surgical abortion procedures (not late term) that certain allied health professionals may perform that they have been permitted to perform under the laws defining their scope of practice that were enacted before the Reproductive Health Act.My support for Roe v. Wade will not change no matter what charged and offensive language is hurled at me.But propaganda does need to be distinguished from facts. Phil Steck is the member of Assembly representing the 110th District, which consists of Colonie, Niskayuna and Schenectady.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

NEST CIO warns of ‘regret risk’ in alternative indexing

first_imgMark Fawcett, CIO at the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), has warned of “regret risk” when investing in alternative indexing.The state-backed defined contribution (DC) master trust has around £162m (€205m) in assets and recently announced two emerging market equities mandates using alternative indexing.It also amended its investment beliefs to mirror a move towards alternative indexing, suggesting index investing will in the long-run provide better returns in terms of risk, return and cost than active management.It had amended its previous statement that passive investing was generally superior to active management. However, Fawcett told IPE the fund simply wanted to acknowledge alternative indexing could be a good and cost-effective way to manage investments.“One of the biggest risks about alternative indexing is the regret risk,” Fawcett said.He warned against immediately comparing alternative index returns to market capitalisation returns.“People can fall into the traditional story of going into something that then underperforms,” he said.“We were very careful when we made our emerging market decisions not to be just chasing success.”The fund has a 1.5% allocation to emerging market equities thus far, but Fawcett said the procurement was now in place to allow it to move to market, or overweight, when the internal team deemed it appropriate.Despite the recent foray, NEST’s internal asset allocation team said it was not looking to make the default investment fund overly complex.“We’re not looking to make this complex because that’s interesting and fun,” Fawcett said.“As we get bigger and more sophisticated, managing the dynamic risk allocation will be more important.”Fawcett did concede that recent Budget changes could force the UK’s largest master trust, with more than 1m members, to develop more complex fund choices for members.It will research possibilities for low-cost drawdown given the current strategy is aimed purely at annuitisation – a product expected to diminish given the DC at retirement freedoms from April 2015.Fawcett will evaluate the default investment strategy, and the appropriateness of target-date funds for members approaching retirement.Some 99% of NEST members are currently invested in the default strategy despite additional options for ESG, low-growth, higher-risk and Sharia-compliant funds.“The default strategy will remain important, but we may offer some choices alongside that, and they do not have to be target-date,” Fawcett said.“We are thinking around post-retirement date funds. But we are trying things out and are not close to decisions.”Seperately, NEST will consider offering the building block funds of its default investment strategy as individual options for members.last_img read more

Antique cops warn residents vs NPA recruitment

first_imgFor his part, Sibalom mayor Gian CarloOcceña said in a statement that his municipality condemns the CPP-NPA’s act ofterrorism. It does only threaten his residents but also other municipalities aswell. “For years, we try to preserve the peaceand feeling of security enjoyed by our people. We will not allow those to bedestroyed,” said Occeña. “Let us be vigilant, take care of ouryoung and shield them from their (rebels) influence,” he added.(With a report from PNA/PN) SAN JOSE, Antique – Residents in thisprovince have been warned by the Antique Police Provincial Office about being recruitedby the members Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). On April 18, five minors who werecaptured by the Philippine Army (PA) during an encounter with 40 CPP-NPA rebelsin Barangay Cabalaunan, Miag-ao, Iloilo were from Sibalom. According to Escobar, the minors purportedly asked permission from theirparents two weeks ago to go to Barangay Bulalakaw – mountainous part in theborder of Antique and Iloilo – to collect honey they would sell. However, based on the report of the PA 61st Infantry Battalion, the minors werecaptured after a 35-minute encounter with the NPA, Escobar added. APPO deputy director for operations LieutenantColonel Norby Escobar said that they received a report regarding therecruitment of minors by the CPP-NPA in the municipality of Sibalom, Antique.  “Parents have to safeguard theirchildren because minors could easily be persuaded by the NPA,” he said on April24. In a statement, the PA said the rebelsthey encountered in Miagao are believed to be members of the Suyak Platoon. ESCOBAR. PNAlast_img read more

US Open: Serena Williams ready for action after lockdown

first_img “I am sure I would be okay but I don’t want to find out. “I have like 50 masks that I travel with, I don’t ever want to be without one. “With health concerns I am super careful with what I have been doing and everyone in the Serena bubble is really protected. “It is cool to play tennis, but this is my life and my health, so I have been a little bit neurotic but that is how I have to be right now.” Williams revealed that she had been practicing on her own court, built with the same hardcout surface used at the US Open. She has also stayed fit with construction of a home gym. “I had to make a gym and my husband made a court for me. The gym is not quite done. The tennis court is fun, I go there and it is my own sanctuary. It’s like, ‘Why haven’t I done this 20 years ago?’,” she said. Williams, who is also scheduled to play the Western and Southern Open tune-up event in New York before the US Open, admitted that only tournament play would allow her to properly gauge her fitness. “Everyone has an opportunity to be more fit now, because we spent so much time at home to work on ourselves,” Williams said. “Fitness wise, there is going to be a tonne of fitness, but match fitness is different to fit-fitness.” Williams, who turns 39 in September, meanwhile said she was unable to say whether she would be at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Loading… Serena Williams insists she is pressing ahead with plans to play in the US Open despite a wave of player withdrawals from the upcoming Grand Slam event over coronavirus fears. The 23-time Slam winner returns to tennis next week at the inaugural Top Seed Open WTA event in Lexington, Kentucky, relaunching her season after a six-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Williams, who was one of the first players to commit to the US Open despite the pandemic, said her plans remain unchanged, adding that she was tentatively planning to go to Europe for the rescheduled French Open. Read Also: Liverpool close to signing Olympiakos left-back“That is just looking too far ahead, I don’t know if Tokyo plans to be in Tokyo, we will have to wait and see,” she said.“I don’t know what to expect. One thing I have learned is don’t plan, I am living for the day and for the moment, in a good way but I am not making plans too far out.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their KidsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year “I see myself doing it all if it happens,” Williams said when asked about her schedule during a virtual press conference on Saturday. “But I am not planning for the future, as tournaments got cancelled I was just like, ‘Let me just work on today and see what happens.’” The former world number one said she has spent the past six months at her home in Florida, sheltering from the threat of the coronavirus. Williams has a history of pulmonary embolisms which have restricted her lung capacity, a factor which she said had prompted her to be a “little bit of a recluse” this year. “I started social distancing in early March,” she said. “I don’t have full lung capacity so I’m not sure what would happen to me.last_img read more

Moyes thanks fans for support

first_img What had been billed as a difficult afternoon for Moyes turned out to be plain-sailing as a Wayne Rooney double and goals from Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez sealed a relatively comfortable win for Moyes. A group of disgruntled fans carried out their threat to fly a protest banner over Old Trafford. “I just wanted everybody to know that I am the manager of the club and you know where I am,” he said. “I stand on the edge of the pitch every week. That’s my job.” It looked like being yet another bad day at the office for Moyes when Ashley Westwood bent a free-kick over the wall and past goalkeeper David de Gea with just 11 minutes gone. Rooney equalised seven minutes later, though, before he converted a penalty in first-half injury time following a foul by Leandro Bacuna on Mata. Mata scored his first goal for the club to make it 3-1 and Adnan Januzaj set up his fellow substitute Hernandez for the fourth at the death. “We didn’t get off to a great start after 10 or 15 minutes but I thought we did a good job today,” Moyes said. “I thought the players played well, and did a lot of good things. “We scored some good goals which we have not done in a lot of games here. “I thought the fourth goal was (an) especially good goal.” Moyes was pleased to see club-record signing Mata finally score his first United goal since his £37.5million transfer from Chelsea. “Juan has deserved it. His play has been very good,” Moyes said. ” He has made a difference to the team.” The only downside for Moyes was a thigh injury to right-back Rafael, who had to come off at half-time. Moyes, who was without Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand, could do without more injuries ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Bayern Munich. “Rafael has an injury and we will need to check it out,” the Scot said. “We had to juggle it around a bit as Antonio Valencia couldn’t play. He had a bit of tendonitis in his knee.” Villa beat Chelsea two weeks ago, and manager Paul Lambert felt his team missed another chance to pull off an upset on Saturday following a strong start. “There was never three goals between us,” Lambert said. “We started the game great, and Westwood scored a great free-kick. “We were comfortable at 1-0 and Manchester United were not creating too much.” Lambert’s side would have had a better chance of victory had Christian Benteke not fluffed three good chances to score, but the Villa boss refused to blame the big Belgian. “I can’t be too critical of Christian because he has scored some vital goals in the last 18 months and will continue to do so,” Lambert said. A plane buzzed over the ground for the first 10 minutes of the match with the message ‘Wrong One – Moyes Out’ behind it. Former United defender Gary Neville said the protest lacked class and most of the fans inside the stadium agreed. There were boos and songs of support for Moyes as the plane hovered above the stadium. Moyes received a warm welcome when he took his place in the dugout and there were supportive songs for the United boss in the second half as it became clear the hosts were set for victory. “The support inside Old Trafford has been terrific and if ever there was a show of support for their football club and for their team, it was today,” the United boss said. “Inside Old Trafford it was terrific, it really was.” Moyes insisted he took no notice of the plane, saying: “I was concentrating on the game.” Perhaps the most poignant moment of the afternoon was when Moyes came out of the tunnel early and took his place on the United bench well before his players emerged. The United manager, who has lost six home games this season, was pleased to see the response from the crowd. Press Association David Moyes thanked the fans inside Old Trafford for rallying around him as an airborne protest stunt back-fired and Manchester United ran out 4-1 winners against Aston Villa.last_img read more