Broadway Grosses: Twelfth Night Breaks Records, Beautiful Packs the House & Bridges Joins the Boards

first_imgAudiences are still clamoring to catch Mark Rylance pull double-duty as the neurotic, lovestruck Countess Olivia in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and then as the murderous titular madman of The Bard’s Richard III. The shows, performed in repertory, broke the house record of Broadway’s Belasco Theatre for the fourth time. Meanwhile, Beautiful, starring Tony nominee Jessie Mueller, packed in huge crowds this week, playing to over 97 percent capacity at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and The Bridges of Madison County, starring four-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, began Broadway previews. UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
 5. Rock of Ages ($361,214)
 4. A Night with Janis Joplin ($339,451)
 3. Outside Mullingar ($282,706) 2. Machinal ($214,329)*
 1. Bronx Bombers ($167,974)

 FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
 2. Twelfth Night/Richard III (101.94%)
 3. Wicked (98.62%)
 4. Beautiful (97.77%)
 5. The Lion King (97.74%)

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 5. The Phantom of the Opera (73.12%)
 4. Cinderella (72.71%)
 3. A Night with Janis Joplin (69.09%)
 2. Jersey Boys (68.53%) 
1. Bronx Bombers (61.90%)

 *Number based on 3 preview performances and 5 regular performances
 FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
 1. The Book of Mormon ($1,750,313)
 2. Wicked ($1,749,967)
 3. The Lion King ($1,653,132)
 4. Kinky Boots ($1,527,348)
 5. Motown The Musical ($1,169,588)

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January 30, 2018 Police Blotter

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Ronaldo Claims 10th Portuguese Player of the Year Award

first_imgRonaldo, fresh from leading Juventus to an eighth straight Serie A title last season, beat off competition from Atletico Madrid starlet Joao Felix, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Wolves’ Ruben Neves.The glamorous awards evening took place at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion in Lisbon where Ronaldo, reflecting on a tough year, paid homage to his early days at Sporting Lisbon in his speech.“This world is so fast, with the social media, the press, it’s been wild,” saidRonaldo after claiming his 10th Portuguese award“It’s been an extremely complicated year on a personal level. Don’t let anyone pull you down.“I can’t help but mention that Sporting deserves a little prize. Next time.”Benfica were the big winners of the evening having been awarded the men’s and women’s Team of the Year awards.Bruno Lage, Benfica boss, was also recognised with the Manager of the Year award.Ronaldo, having missed on UEFA’s Player of the Year award at the expense of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, is looking to win FIFA’s The Best award after being named among the nominees.The Portuguese will again contest for the game’s biggest individual honour with Van Dijk and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.The winner will be announced on September 23 at a ceremony in Milan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is far from closing shop on accumulation of awards both home and abroad.The former Real Madrid ace added another feather to his cap after clinching his 10th Portuguese Player of the year award.The 34-year-old has dominated his country’s annual awards night since 2007 and has taken the top gong each year since then – bar exceptions in 2010 and 2014 when Simao and Pepe respectively won the awards. Cristiano Ronaldo with his 10th Portuguese Player of the Year award late on Tuesday nightlast_img read more

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Work continues to finalise Tipp football management line-up for 2016

first_imgThe appointment of Liam Kearns who takes over from Peter Creedon in the Senior role wasn’t ratified as expected at the county board meeting last night as one position is still being finalised.Munster Under 21 winning coach Tommy Toomey remains in charge of the U21’s as well as being part of the senior backroom team while the Minor manager position remains vacant.However Joe Hannigan says they are actively working on Charlie McGeever’s replacementlast_img

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Angels’ Mike Trout, Tommy La Stella wear 45 to honor Tyler Skaggs at All-Star Game

first_imgTrout and Tommy La Stella, who was injured and could not play in the game, both wore No. 45 on their Angels jerseys, with the blessing of Major League Baseball.“It was special,” Trout said after coming out of the game, going hitless in two at-bats. “I felt him out there with me. If there was an All-Star game for me to go oh-fer, this is it. As a pitcher, he would want to go out there and throw some scoreless, hitless innings.”Trout said he and La Stella began discussing the idea in the days following Skaggs’ death last week. All of the All-Stars on both teams also wore No. 45 patches during the pregame introductions. It was up to each player whether he continued to wear the patch during the game, and many of them did (or tried to, the sticker patch was falling off many uniforms).There was also a moment of silence to honor Skaggs before the National Anthem.“The moment of silence before the game I was emotional for sure,” Trout said. “We are representing him, what he meant to us on a stage like this. It was unbelievable.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Skaggs’ presence at the All-Star Game comes a year after had the best first half of his career, posting a 2.57 ERA. Despite his numbers, Skaggs was one of the notable omissions from the 2018 All-Star roster. Skaggs was open about his disappointment in not making the team. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I think he was the best pitcher in the major leagues in June, or something like that (last year),” Trout said. “Obviously, we thought he deserved to be here. So that’s another reason we’re going to represent him. … He was working hard to become the pitcher he was. I know ultimately one of his goals was to make an All-Star team.”One of the pitchers Skaggs worked with is an All-Star.Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox also grew up in Santa Monica and worked out regularly with Skaggs in the offseason. Giolito has been wearing Skaggs’ number on his cap.After Giolito pitched a scoreless inning in his All-Star debut, he said he is still having trouble coming to grips with the loss of Skaggs, but he appreciated the tribute from all the players and from MLB.“That shows our brotherhood,” said Giolito, a product of Harvard-Westlake High. “For us, we lost a brother. Obviously, I was close with him. Obviously, the Angels and other guys around the league (were close to him). But whether we knew him or not, he was part of the brotherhood. We lost a brother.”Earlier in the day, when Players’ Association head Tony Clark was holding his annual session with baseball writers, he made a point of addressing the impact Skaggs’ death had on him and his wife.“When that news came through, it took us back to where I was and she was at 27,” said Clark, a former player. “The idea that I was likely on the road at some point in time. I had likely just told her I loved her and good night. When you think about Tyler, you think that was the last time it happened. It was tough.”Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella settled on the best way to bring Tyler Skaggs with them to the All-Star Game. Both players will wear Skaggs’ No. 45 for the game tonight in Cleveland. (Photos courtesy of the Los Angeles Angels)THRILL FOR CHAPMANOakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman, a product of El Toro High and Cal State Fullerton, had the locker right next to Trout in the American League clubhouse.Chapman was a freshman in college during Trout’s rookie season in 2012.“I don’t want to sound weird, but he’s my favorite player ever,” Chapman said. “I just love watching that guy play. He’s such a stud. To see how he acts –he’s just a humble dude, just a normal guy. It’s cool to see guys who are superstars like that just be cool.”McNEIL IRKED BY SCOREBOARD ERRORSThe only errors on the scoreboard at the All-Star Game were by the scoreboard.At least one player noticed – and wasn’t too pleased.The giant board at Progressive Field was filled with mistakes Tuesday night, including a couple of misspelled names, a wrong picture and a pair of incorrect team logos.“They had what, two weeks to get ready for this? That can’t happen,” New York Mets sparkplug Jeff McNeil said.McNeil, a Long Beach State product, is leading the majors with a .349 batting average, an impressive feat seeing how he made his major league debut less than a year ago.A late sub, he came up for the National League in the eighth inning and noticed the headshot on the scoreboard wasn’t of him. Instead, it was of Mets teammate Jacob deGrom.“That was tough, to see deGrom’s picture up there,” McNeil said. “I didn’t really like that.”“I wanted to see my picture up there. I know my family did, too. What are you going to do, I guess, but I don’t think that should happen,” he said.David Dahl didn’t fare any better. The Colorado outfielder batted right before McNeil and was listed on the scoreboard as “Davis Dahl.”Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Same for Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. A starter, his first name was missing a letter and spelled “Wilson.”When the starting lineups were shown, the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and the Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte appeared with the logo of the Atlanta Braves.The American League won 4-3 and neither team was charged with an error.“I don’t think there was a lot of mistakes on either side,” said the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts, who managed the NL team.Not on the field, anyway.“When I saw deGrom’s face, I was confused. I know there were a couple of others, too,” McNeil said.“That gives me motivation to make it next year,” he said. “Maybe next time, they’ll get my picture right.”News services contributed to this story. CLEVELAND — An Angel wearing No. 45 took the field in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.Mike Trout wished it could have been the player who last owned that number.Instead, it was Trout who replaced his No. 27 with a No. 45, honoring Tyler Skaggs just over a week after the organization and all of baseball was shaken by his death.“He always wanted to be an All-Star,” Trout said, “and tonight he was for sure.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

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Grootbos champions South Africa’s biodiversity

first_img21 January 2015Grootbos Nature Reserve, near the Garden Route has earned international recognition for championing sustainable tourism efforts.The Western Cape reserve has been nominated for the 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, handed out by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), for its acclaimed conservation programmes. It is a finalist in the Community Award category.The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Madrid, Spain on 15 April during the 15th WTTC Global Summit.In addition to the nomination, the lodge earned a spot on National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World list. The list, which was published on 6 January, features 24 properties.“National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a network of world-class accommodations where sustainability is the touchstone and the guest experience is exceptionally rich and meaningful,” the company wrote. “We invite you to discover how ‘staying’ can be truly extraordinary.”“The tourism sector is a R18-billion industry that employs over 150 000 people,” said Alan Winde, the provincial MEC of economic opportunities, in congratulating Grootbos. “It’s important that we embrace practices to protect the environment so we can safeguard these resources. With such a rich cultural and natural heritage to preserve, sustainability is particularly important in this region. Their achievements are garnering attention for their own establishments as well as for the Western Cape.”The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry globally, based upon the principles of environmentally friendly operations; support for the protection of cultural and natural heritage; and direct benefits to the social and economic well-being of local people in travel destinations around the world, the council explains.These annual awards are among the highest accolades in the industry and represent the gold standard in sustainable tourism.In voting for Grootbos as a finalist, the council notes that of the six floral kingdoms on Earth, South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region is perhaps the least well known. Covering just 553 000 hectares, it is also the smallest.“Small, however, does not mean insignificant. Despite accounting for just 0.5% of Africa, the region is home to nearly 20% of the continent’s flora.”The hotel and reserve overlooks Walker Bay and comprises 2 500 hectares of very high conservation value land, with 785 indigenous plant species recorded on the reserve, of which 117 are species of conservation concern and seven are endemic to Grootbos.“It’s one thing to use the money raised from its 6 000 visitors each year to protect and restore such a fragile and unique ecosystem. What sets Grootbos apart is that it goes a lot further, designing its stewardship of the land to also bring uplift to the many impoverished communities that live nearby,” says the WTTC.“Of the 180 people employed at Grootbos, 95% is from the local communities. Its Growing the Future project provides skills development in organic agriculture, sustainable animal husbandry and beekeeping. In the last year it produced three tonnes of organic fruit and vegetables, 980kg of organic honey, 26 000 free range eggs, and generated more than R500 000 from plant sales and landscaping. And following a needs analysis of 700 of the poorest households, the lodge launched a GreenBox planting system, which is now being rolled out to enable 200 households to produce their own food.”Similarly, the National Geographic Society’s National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence. They “offer an outstanding guest experience while supporting the protection of cultural and natural heritage and embracing sustainable tourism practices”, says the society.Other African lodges on the list are Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge and Tswalu Kalahari in South Africa, and Rubondo Island Camp and Sayari Camp in Tanzania.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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LondonProm @ 6 Of SPARKLY flower DIAMANTE STONE HAIR PINS Diamante, Excellent purchase

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Socialcast: CEO’s Status Should Be Louder Than Yours

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… steven walling Tags:#enterprise#news#Products#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Socialcast, the enterprise microblogging platform, thinks that HR and C-level executives deserve extra recognition in the corporate status stream. Its new Broadcast Message feature gives announcements by higher-ups priority if they want it, effectively creating the Reply All of the micro-messaging world. For a startup whose entire value proposition is software that transforms work, the idea of enabling preexisting corporate hierarchies is an ill-considered move. Corporate hierarchy is what makes the enterprise tick, no doubt about it. But in communication, what’s needed is reducing noise, not the means to create more of it. For our bet, the best part of enterprise microblogging is that every employee decides what messages they receive. The ability to filter and follow selectively within the company is the feature that makes it more attractive than email. By allowing your boss or HR to bypass your filter and broadcast a message to you in Socialcast, the platform kills what there is to love about a Twitter for the enterprise. Though Socialcast’s powerful content sharing and aggregation abilities go far beyond what Yammer and other competitors in this space offer, this is a step backwards for how 2.0 your enterprise can get with their software. If CEOs want to grab your attention for company-wide announcements, that’s what reply all is for. Who knows, we could be wrong. Broadcasting messages could drive enterprise decision makers — the ones who sign the checks for IT solutions — wild with ecstasy. But for everyone else, any functionality that gives someone else more power to waste your time is a major buzzkill. last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: How to Buy Your Success

first_imgThe down payment that success requires of you is personal growth. If you aren’t developing yourself, learning new things, stretching yourself outside of your comfort zone, and becoming the biggest, best version of yourself, you aren’t putting enough down.Success takes payment in sweat. It demands that you do the work. It insists on regular payments that come in the form of disciplined action in pursuit of what you want. It rejects any offer of payment that comes in the form of shortcuts, as well as any payment that is really an avoidance of toil.You can’t buy success when you are comfortable. Success requires that you be uncomfortable, that you stretch yourself. Keeping success is going to require continual, never ending payments in this area. Comfort will lull you to sleep where the only success you will have will be in the form of dreams.Success will also demand payment in time, refusing to give itself over to you until you feed it time. The reason you want success is for the people who mean the most to you. But success will demand that you serve it before all others. Its demands will be met or success will be withheld from you.Success means different things to different people. For some it’s fame, for others it’s money. For a few it’s freedom, and for many it’s happiness. But whatever your definition, the price will still have to be paid in advance, and it will need to be paid in full. Maintenance payments are also required, and they are due upon receipt.The sooner you make payments, the sooner you buy your success. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Trinamool, BJP trade barbs over Kashmir killings

first_imgThe mortal remains of five labourers, killed in a terror attack in Kashmir, were laid to rest in their hometown in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Thursday. People from far-flung areas turned up in large numbers to attend the last prayers. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was “unfortunate” that Bengali workers were being killed in “every part of the country”.“Bengalis are attacked and killed in Rajasthan, in other parts, and now in Kashmir, and who is responsible for this?” she asked.“People from Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar and every other part of the country are in Bengal, but have they ever been targeted? This politics of BJP to create division on the basis of religion, between Bengalis and non-Bengalis, is vitiating the atmosphere,” she said. She demanded a “thorough inquiry” into the incident.The BJP argued that the Trinamool Congress was “playing politics” over a tragedy. “Why are Bengali workers going to work in Kashmir? Mamata Banerjee would not answer that, but would see conspiracy in the killing of the Bengalis and blame the [Narendra] Modi government,” said Dilip Ghosh, the State president of the BJP.‘Hopeless politics’“So many of BJP’s workers are being killed and even the minorities are not spared. Are they not Bengalis? This is hopeless politics,” Mr. Ghosh said. He added that situation will be brought under control in Kashmir. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar condemned the killing and said that “violence should not be politicised.”State Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari and TMC MP Mohua Moitra attended the last rites of the deceased labourers in Murshidabad and handed over cheques of ₹5 lakh each as compensation to their families on behalf of the State government. Among others, State Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim and local political leaders offered their condolences to the families. Mr. Hakim questioned Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s “silence” on the Kashmir incident. TMC leaders also asked why the Central government had not offered any compensation.last_img read more

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