By John Solomon
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Jozy Altidore was dropped Monday from the U.S. roster for a pair of critical World Cup qualifiers after disappointing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann in games and practice over the last year.
In a last-ditch effort to save one of America's cultural institutions, unions representing the New York City Opera have reached tentative agreements that could pump new life into a company teetering on the financial brink.
A bitter contract dispute has led to a lockout of musicians at the New York City Opera, a possible "death knell" for a company that has nurtured singers such as Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills.
A bitter contract dispute has led to a lockout of musicians at the New York City Opera, a possible "death knell" for a company that's nurtured such singers as Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills.
The union representing New York City Opera's chorus assumes it will be locked out by the troubled company if a labor agreement isn't reached by the scheduled start of rehearsals on Monday.
New York City Opera declared an impasse Thursday in contract negotiations with unions for its singers and musicians, threatening to present its abbreviated season without them and unilaterally imposing new work rules.
Toronto FC has made two trades, acquiring Canadian international midfielder Terry Dunfield from Vancouver for allocation money and future considerations, and forward Ryan Johnson from San Jose for forward Alan Gordon, midfielder Jacob Peterson, and Canadian defender Nana Attakora.
A union representing workers at the financially troubled New York City Opera says it will file unfair labor practice charges after the board voted to move out of the Lincoln Center and cut staff.
The board of the financially troubled New York City Opera voted Friday to move out of its home at Lincoln Center, cut staff across the board and scale back its performance schedule as it fights for its survival.
The New York City Opera, a pillar of American culture that for decades has built daring new productions along with the careers of stars like Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming and Beverly Sills, is fighting for its life.
"This is a good day for our singers, dancers and production staff," said Alan Gordon, national executive director for the American Guild of Musical Artists that represents the chorus, stage directors and principal singers.
"This is a very sad day for what once was a spectacular cultural icon and for the people who performed its music," said Alan Gordon, national executive director of the American Guild of Musical Artists representing the chorus, stage directors and principal singers.