London’s Sunset Boulevard Eyeing New York Transfer

first_img View Comments With one look at London’s theater critics, Glenn Close melted their hearts and now it seems that the rapturously received revival of Sunset Boulevard at the English National Opera could be transferring to the Big Apple. “But of course there is talk of doing it somewhere else,” the Tony-winning musical’s lyricist Don Black told the New York Post. “I think there is a very good chance of it going to New York.”Close is reprising her Tony-winning role of Norma Desmond for a limited engagement at ENO’s London Coliseum through May 7. Directed by Lonny Price, the semi-staged production also stars Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Shaefer and Fred Johanson as Max Von Mayerling.Close was recently seen in A Delicate Balance on Broadway, the first time she had appeared on the Main Stem in 17 years. The six-time Oscar nominee got her start on the Great White Way, and also won the Tony for her work in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden. Her film and TV roles include Dangerous Liaisons, Air Force One, Fatal Attraction and Damages.Featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Black, Sunset Boulevard premiered in the West End in 1993, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Patti LuPone. In a widely publicized upset that resulted in an out-of-court settlement, Close brought the role to Broadway the following year. The production garnered seven Tony Awards including Best Musical.Based on the 1950 film of the same name, Sunset Boulevard tells the story of Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star who recruits young writer Joe Gillis to help relaunch her career in the world of talking films. A reclusive shut-in, Desmond forms an unhealthy obsession with Gillis and soon demands he move in to her lavish Hollywood mansion. Star Files Glenn Close in ‘Sunset Boulevard'(Photo: Richard Hubert Smith) Glenn Closelast_img read more

IEA: India now the world’s fastest growing energy market

first_imgIEA: India now the world’s fastest growing energy market FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energyworld.com:India has finally acquired the long-awaited tag of the fastest growing energy market in the world. The country’s investment in the energy sector grew at a rate of 12 per cent in 2018 – the highest growth rate as compared to any other country, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).“Among major areas, energy investment has risen most rapidly in India the past three years, up 12 per cent,” The IEA said in its latest World Energy Investment (WEI) 2019 report. “In 2018, renewable spending continued to exceed that of fossil fuel-based power, supported by tendering for solar PV, and from 2017 wind, amid uncertain financial attractiveness of new coal power, though spending in coal supply rose somewhat. While transmission spending is expanding, investment in distribution has not grown.”The report said that the lower-middle and low-income countries accounted for less than 15 per cent of the energy investment in 2018 despite containing well over 40 per cent of the world’s population. “In recent years, the fastest investment growth within this group has come from India with rising power sector spending, while spending in sub-Saharan Africa has declined, mostly due to less investment in fuel supply,” the report said.The IEA’s WEI report – among the most credible publications in the energy space globally – also said that India is an emerging source of industrial energy efficiency investment in the Asia and Pacific region, which grew by nearly 5 per cent (in 2018). Modernisation of industrial facilities coupled with strong mandatory government policy, through the Perform, Achieve, Trade (PAT) Scheme, are important factors driving greater levels of investment.“In India, solar PV spending exceeded that of coal power for the first time, supported by government auctions. Total renewable power investment topped fossil fuel-based power for the third year in a row, supported by tendering and uncertain financial prospects for new coal power. Grid investment rose by 4 per cent, with one-fifth increase in transmission, but spending in distribution remained flat,” the report said.The IEA also said that India was the largest market for coal-fired power (based on Final Investment Decision) in 2018, which is now largely oriented towards super-critical technology, but levels were 80 per cent lower than in 2010.More: India becomes fastest-growing energy market in the worldlast_img read more

Glen Cove Man Drowned in Stream, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 66-year-old man was found dead in a stream where he is believed to have drowned in his hometown of Glen Cove this week, according to Glen Cove city police.Victor Manuel Alas was found in the water near the railroad overpass by the Arterial Highway at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Glen Cove EMS personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.The victim’s son reported the discovery to police after he went out looking for his father, who had been homeless and refused offers to live with his family before he went missing for several days, authorities said.Nassau County Homicide Squad detectives are assisting the Glen Cove police in the investigation.The victim’s body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted.last_img read more

Istria Wine & Walk sold out in less than 24 hours

first_imgFind out why Wine & Walk is one of the best tourist stories in Croatia and how I personally experienced the Wine & Walk story below in the attachment. FIND OUT WHY ISTRIA WINE & WALK IS ONE OF THE BEST TOURIST STORIES IN CROATIA I received a few comments from colleagues that I have the courage to anticipate something like that and publicly criticize myself if it does not happen, but for me it was not a question of “gambling” but a fact in which I was absolutely sure. And mostly because last year I experienced that story myself and I felt the atmosphere and emotions in the air of the guests who walked with me around Momjan. I asked a question: In how many days or hours will all tickets for Istria Wine & aWalk sell out this year? And I was right. Already? Should we have been faster? Come on! I told you we had to buy tickets the same day. When they are  – are just some of the “disappointed” comments on the Facebook page of the event. RELATED NEWS:center_img By the way, Istria Wine & Walk in the past two years has experienced its new great extensions through Wine & Walk by the sea-in Novigrad in September, where 500 tickets are available, and in April Sweet Wine & Walk for 300 visitors departing from Momjan. Tickets for the mentioned extensions of the event were sold out in less than three days. Everything in the pre- and post-season.  When guests wait for days for registrations to open, where they can secure their place at Istria Wine & Walk with the fastest finger, that says it all. This is the best proof of the success of the project. And yes, the whole marketing practically comes down to posting one post on a FB page. Cost – zero kuna. Of course, this level should have been reached by systematically promoting the destination, offer and investing in quality and development while following trends, not by chance. And yes, most of them are guests from Austria, Slovenia and Zagreb. Just for that feeling – you could briefly describe the whole story, which gives the best description of the pictures below. Although, it is difficult to describe in words, pictures or video Istra Wine & Walk, you just have to experience it. That is why the guests return every year and have turned themselves into ambassadors of this great tourist story. A few days ago, I wrote an article on the topic of a great tourist product – Istria Wine & Walk and how the word “SOLD OUT” has become a symbol of this great story in Istria. The jubilee 5th edition of Istria Wine & Walk again sold out in less than 24 hours, and all tickets are purchased online, a total of 600 tickets as limited by the organizers.last_img read more

PREMIUM‘Don’t blame the movies’ experts say amid public speculation over toddler’s murder

first_imgLog in with your social account Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Google Facebook The recent murder of a toddler that was allegedly committed by a teenaged neighbor has sparked public speculation as to whether horror movies had played a part in the teen’s behavior, but experts advise caution over the theory.Watching movies or TV shows that feature murder, violence or other forms of abuse would not cause children to commit acts of juvenile delinquency, said Retno Listyarti of the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI). She cautioned, however, that they could attempt to imitate scenes showing such acts without parental supervision.“Movies or TV shows should not be solely blamed when children commit juvenile delinquency, because parents can deter them from [such acts] by monitoring their viewing [habits],” Retno told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.She also pointed out that parents should teach t… Linkedin murder murder-case Jakarta-police Central-Jakarta West-Jakarta mental-healthlast_img read more

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell tells Unai Emery to sell 10 players when the transfer window opens

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 27 Apr 2019 8:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link344Shares Arsenal legend Sol Campbell tells Unai Emery to sell 10 players when the transfer window opens Comment Advertisement Emery previews Arsenal’s trip to LeicesterTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:30FullscreenEmery previews Arsenal’s trip to Leicesterhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-previews-arsenals-trip-leicester-1913482/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Sol Campbell believes Unai Emery needs to clear out the deadwood at Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Sol Campbell has told Unai Emery there are up to 10 players in his first team squad who he should consider selling this summer.The former Paris Saint-Germain coach has steered his side to the semi finals of the Europa League and already matched the points tally achieved by Arsene Wenger in his last season at the club with three games of the current campaign remaining.Despite signs of progress, Arsenal have faltered in the last week, suffering three defeats in their last four league matches, surrendering their advantage in the race to secure fourth place ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementShkodran Mustafi was at fault for all three goals conceded in last week’s 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace but Campbell, who won two Premier League titles during his illustrious playing career, insists the error-prone German is far from the only player who needs to be shipped out in the summer.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think there’s probably 10 players who aren’t good enough,’ Campbell told talkSPORT.‘I’m not just blaming [Shkodran] Mustafi for what happened at Crystal Palace because I think it was a team thing, although he made a mistake.‘There are 10 players who Arsenal really need to look at getting out of the club.’‘I think the fans need to not fall for the name on the back of the shirt.‘What the fans have to do is see what the players do on the pitch and can they fight and have the desire for the club.‘It may not be a world-class name but we got showed up by Wolves and not many people knew who these Wolves players were at the start of the season.’last_img read more

Germany’s IVG heads for debt/equity swap, restructuring

first_imgGerman real estate company IVG, which had been granted the right to administer its own insolvency procedures by a German court, has now also been given the green light on its proposed recovery plan.The board of management is aiming for a debt/equity swap, a measure made legal for German insolvencies two years ago.Additionally, the company’s equity will be reduced to zero, which means that, for the first time in 28 years, IVG will not be listed on the stock exchange.The equity will then be increased by adding receivables and an additional cash component, IVG said. In a statement, it added: “Creditors taking part in the capital increase also agree upon a partial waiver of their debts.”Overall, entitled creditors will receive 60% of their capital, the company said.“Initially”, there are no plans to trade the new shares on the stock market, IVG said, quenching rumours of a new IPO.On 20 March, the creditors are to decide on the recovery plan, which also includes a split of IVG Immobilien AG.Under the board of management’s plan, the company is to be separated into its three constituent areas of business – real estate, institutional funds and caverns, for the storage of oil and gas.A new parent company is to be created structured as a non-listed financial holding, as sole shareholder of IVG Immobilien, IVG Institutional Funds and IVG Caverns.last_img read more

Matthieu Dam poses no imminent danger of flash flooding

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 41 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share In photo: Acting National Disaster Management Coordinator, Mr. Don Corriette. Photo credit: GIS NewsActing National Disaster Management Coordinator, Mr. Don Corriette has issued another press statement informing the general public that there is no imminent danger of flash flooding as was indicated earlier.The technical team which includes members of the Dominica Police Force and other Disaster Management personnels, have conducted an aerial survey with the assistance of a French technical team including a helicopter.Click here to listen to Mr. Coriette’s updated statement: Although the threat of flash flooding has been downgraded, Mr. Corriette is urging the public to exercise caustion as the river water may be contaminated.Another technical review is being carried out and details will be provided as it becomes available.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Matthieu Dam poses no imminent danger of flash flooding by: – July 29, 2011last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Lions In Softball

first_imgBatesville Bulldogs hosted the Rushville Lions Thursday night losing 6-1.Rushville struck first in the 3rd with 1 run.  Batesville then was able to tie the game at 1 when they manufactured a run of their own in the 4th. Rushville scored again in the 5th to go up 2-1. Batesville was unable to respond and in the 6th Rushville scored 4 runs with 2 outs with the help of 3 costly errors. Final score 6-1 in favor of Rushville.Key performers for Bulldogs were Bre Hartman & Kara Obermeyer going 2-3. Whitney Axsom was 1-2, and Ellie Waechter and Kelsey Huffner went 1-3.The Bulldogs are now 4-13 overall, 2-8 in conference play.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Todd Reed.last_img read more