To Have and to Hold! Musical Revue Til Divorce Do Us Part to Play Off-Broadway

first_img The cast includes Fischer, Martin Landry, Erin Maguire, Dana Wilson and Gretchen Wylder. The Til Divorce Do Us Part creative team includes sets by Mitchell Greenberg, costumes by Tony winner Paloma Young and Ashley Rose Horton, lighting by Julie Duro and sound by Nevin Steinberg. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014 Til Divorce Do Us Part features a concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The comedy is inspired by Ponturo’s life—after many years of marriage she was left by her Broadway producer husband for a younger woman. Ponturo wrote the show while going through her divorce. Til Divorce Do Us Part Waldrop garnered a Tony nod for Just Between Friends. Other credits include Bette Midler’s Divine Miss Millennium tour, Bea Arthur, When Pigs Fly, Newsical, Game Show and Ziegfeld Follies of 1936.center_img In sickness and in health! Til Divorce Do Us Part, an original musical revue, will begin performances February 7 off-Broadway at the DR2 Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Mark Waldrop, the production is set to open on February 18. View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Australia, India and Pakistan storm into super league quarterfinals

first_img(ICC) – Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy took four for 20 and Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 90 to help India fashion a 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe as the ICC U-19 World cup continued in New Zealand.In other matches, opener Nathan McSweeney slammed 156 and fast bowler Jason Ralston produced a record haul of seven for 15 as Australia thumped Papua New Guinea by 311 runs.Both former champions progressed to the Super League quarterfinals from Group B on the seventh day of tournament.Also joining in the Super League quarterfinals were former champions Pakistan who defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in a Group D match.Pakistan will now wait for the outcome of the Afghanistan versus Ireland match on Saturday in Whangarei to find out if they will top the group or finish runners-up.The three sides have now joined Afghanistan, England, New Zealand and South Africa, while the England and Canada match on Saturday will decide if Bangladesh also goes through to the Super League quarterfinals, which will start on Monday, 22 January.Roy, who had finished with five wickets in the previous match against PNG, bowled an immaculate line and length as India dismissed the opposition for only 154 and got to the target in quick time with openers Shubman Gill and Aveet Desai returning unbeaten on 90 and 56, respectively.The three-time champions finished with three wins, including a 100-run victory over Australia earlier in the league, which proved decisive in the final standings.For Australia, who finished behind India in the group stage, Ralston ripped through the PNG batting, his seven for 15 the best-ever to date in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and second best at the U19 level. His effort came at the back of another remarkable effort, when opener Nathan McSweeney clobbered a punishing 156 to help post a huge 370 for eight.Scores in brief:Group BAustralia beat PNG by 311 runs, Lincoln 3, ChristchurchAustralia 370-8, 50 overs (Nathan McSweeney 156, Jason Sangha 88, Param Uppal 61; James Tau 2-42, Leke Morea 2-59, Sema Kamea 2-63, Daure Aiga 2-89)PNG 59 all out, 24.5 overs (Jason Ralston 7-15)Player of the match:  Nathan McSweeney (Australia)India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets, Bay Oval, TaurangaZimbabwe 154 all out, 48.1 overs (Milton Shumba 36, Liam Roche 31, Wesley Madhevere 30; Anjukul Roy 4-20, Arshdeep Singh 2-10, Abhishek Sharma 2-22).India 155 for no loss, 21.4 overs (Shubman Gill 90 not out, Aveet Desai 56 not out)Player of the match: Shubman GillGroup DPakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, Cobham Oval, WhangareiSri Lanka 188 all out, 48.2 overs (Jehan Daniel 53, Ashen Bandara 37; Suleman Shafqat 3-29, Shaheen Afridi 2-41)Pakistan 190-7, 43.3 overs (Ali Zaryab Asif 59, Mohammad Zaid Alam 28; Thisara Rashmika 3-47)Player of the match: Ali Zaryab AsifSaturday’s fixtures:Kenya v Windies, Lincoln 3, Christchurch (Group A)New Zealand v South Africa, Bay Oval, Tauranga (Group A)Canada v England, John Davies Oval, Queenstown (Group C)Afghanistan v Ireland, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (Group D)last_img read more

‘Severe lack of sunshine’ to blame for low Vitamin D levels in Donegal – GP

first_imgDonegal people have significantly lower levels of Vitamin D due to a lack of sunshine in the county, according to new findings.Sun levels are lower in Donegal than the rest of the country due to its northern location, which is causing low levels of the vitamin which is crucial to bone health and prevention of osteoporosis.Donegal GP Martin Coyne, who has a special interest in osteoporosis, told the Irish Times that his results from tests at Letterkenny University Lab were “frightening”. He found that 75% of 10,000 vitamin D test results in Letterkenny had insufficient vitamin D levels and 12% were extremely low.The findings were so low that they had to be rechecked to ensure the machines were working properly. ‘Severe lack of sunshine’ to blame for low Vitamin D levels in Donegal – GP was last modified: August 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

2019 World Food Prize Laureate

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON (DTN) — World Food Prize Foundation President Kenneth Quinn announced Monday, in a ceremony at the State Department, that Simon Groot, a Dutch vegetable breeder who developed seeds that have benefited farmers and consumers in Southeast Asia, has been chosen as the 2019 World Food Prize laureate.Groot will accept the $250,000 prize on Oct. 17 at the Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, where the World Food Prize is headquartered during the weeklong Borlaug Dialogue — named for Norman Borlaug, the developer of the wheat that led to the Green Revolution and the founder of the prize.Quinn introduced the event’s host, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a former Republican Kansas House member, as “the man who has returned the swagger to the State Department.”In short remarks, Pompeo said it is hard to predict world events and therefore the world must rely on innovation to solve problems. He noted that “the majority” of the world’s hungry at the present are in conflict zones, and highlighted Venezuela as one of the countries experiencing hunger due to internal discord. But he also said that innovations such as those developed by Groot are the keys to finding a “cure” for a world hunger.Quinn told the agriculture leaders who attended the event in the Benjamin Franklin reception room atop the State Department that Groot left the Netherlands in 1982 at age 47 to move to the Philippines. There he and a business partner, Benito Domingo, formed East-West Seed to develop vegetable varieties with enhanced disease resistance and significantly higher yields. At that time, commercial vegetable seed breeding was all but unknown in the tropics.“As the use of his seeds spread throughout the Philippines and to Thailand, Indonesia and across Southeast Asia, farmers’ daily lives were uplifted and consumers benefited from greater access to nutritious vegetables,” Quinn said. “Mr. Groot in effect developed a stunningly impactful global network of seed producers who are transforming the lives of 20 million farmers every year.”Today East-West Seed serves more than 20 million smallholder farmers in more than 60 tropical countries, the World Food Prize Foundation said in a news release.“Working closely with local and international NGOs, Mr. Groot created East-West Seed’s innovative Knowledge Transfer program — a unique feature for a seed company — which trains tens of thousands of farmers each year in good agricultural practices for vegetable production,” the foundation added.“Mr. Groot has led the transition of millions of subsistence farmers, many of them women, to horticulture entrepreneurs, thereby greatly enhancing their livelihoods and income,” the foundation said.“These farmers have invigorated both rural and urban markets for vegetable crops in their communities, making nutritious vegetables more widely available and affordable for millions of families each year.”In a news release, Henne Schuwer, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States, noted that his country “is the second-largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, behind only the United States. I hope this award will serve as an encouragement to further strengthen the relationship between our two countries in the field of agriculture.”“Mr. Groot has truly shown the world what can be achieved when agricultural industry places the needs of smallholder farmers at the heart of their business,” Schuwer said.“The awarding of the World Food Prize to a vegetable seedsman is reason for excitement and gratitude,” Groot said in the release.“But the ultimate recognition is for the millions of smallholder farmers that stepped up farming from a way of living to building a business. Small-scale vegetable farming is a great way to grow rural income and employment and improve nutrition at the same time.“Partnering modern science with a long tradition of Dutch seedsmanship has contributed mightily to the growth of the vegetable farming industry of tropical Asia in the last 35 years. Now it is the turn for tropical Africa where again quality vegetable seeds combined with major farmer knowledge transfer programs can create sustainable income for the next generation of African farmers.”Earlier, the Access to Seeds Foundation, a Dutch group, awarded Groot and East-West Seed its top prize for making its products available to smallholder farmers.World Food Prize Symposium: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/…Access to Seeds Index: https://www.accesstoseeds.org/…Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @hagstromreport(CC/ES/SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Perlas Pilipinas routs Singapore to open SEA Games bid

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Gilas Pilipinas escapes Jordan, salvages 7th place View comments LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games FILE – Perlas Pilipinas’ France Mae Cabinbin against Japan in the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup. Photo from Fiba.comKUALA LUMPUR — Perlas Pilipinas shone bright Sunday night.True to its moniker, the Philippine women’s basketball team fashioned out a 88-54 demolition of Singapore to start its bid for the 29th Southeast Asian Games crown at full-packed MABA Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Displaying fluid transition offense through flashy playmaker France Mae Cabinbin, the Philippines kept the tentative Singaporean side under control in the first half, with just about everybody in the lineup scoring at will.Perlas stepped on it in the final two quarters with Cabinbin, Afril Bernardino and Analyn Almazan leading the charge to rip the game apart and cruise to its first victory of the meet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

A Man Known As The “Buckeye Bandit” Is Allegedly Robbing Banks In The Columbus, Ohio Area

first_img"Buckeye bandit" robs Columbus-area bank.Friday, the FBI and local police in Columbus, Ohio, released photos and sketches of a man they claim is a suspect in up to 20 bank robberies in the central Ohio area. How does this relate to college sports, you ask? The man is wearing Ohio State gear in every photo, and he’s been dubbed the “Buckeye Bandit” by the authorities and the media. The robberies go back all the way to 2013.Here are some photos, via ABC 6. Busted Coverage brought the topic to our attention.FBI Seeks Help Finding ‘Buckeye Bandit’ Serial Bank Robber – http://t.co/d2kT4Y5XGg pic.twitter.com/C06HUOdJkc— WTTE FOX 28 (@fox28columbus) March 20, 2015FBI hunting for ‘Buckeye Bandit’ Ohio State fan who won’t stop robbing banks http://t.co/XucAtdRzbL pic.twitter.com/qAwedEVJIJ— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) March 20, 2015In all seriousness, let’s hope the suspect is caught soon and brought to justice.last_img read more

ICBC to submit next basic rate application with Utilities Commission

first_imgAccording to ICBC, the escalating cost of injury claims is the single biggest factor impacting basic insurance rates.“Injury claims costs have soared by 43 percent in just five years; projected to total $3.67 billion in 2018 alone. These costs have been spurred by increased injury claim legal representation, larger payouts and the rise in large and catastrophic injury claims.”Government and ICBC have responded to these challenges by putting in place major reforms to the auto insurance system in B.C. to reduce the burden that rising claims and legal costs are putting on the insurance rates British Columbians pay.According to ICBC, B.C. is the last province in Canada to introduce some form of restrictions to address rising minor injury claims payouts. Without these changes, every vehicle owner in B.C. would be faced with an approximate $360 increase to their basic insurance rates.“The significant reforms will reduce legal costs by introducing a limit on payouts for pain and suffering for minor injuries and a new dispute resolution model, while at the same time providing substantially increased care and medical benefits for anyone who is injured in a crash. These changes are projected to bring in net savings of $1 billion annually to ICBC, without these changes, British Columbians would be paying more for their basic insurance.”If approved, the new basic insurance rate would be effective April 1, 2019, and will mean an average increase of less than $60 for personal customers’ basic insurance coverage. VANCOUVER, B.C. – ICBC is submitting its next basic rate application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission.The Crown Corporation is asking for a 6.3 percent increase to basic insurance rates; an increase which would have needed to be almost 40 percent if not for the major reforms being introduced to B.C.’s auto insurance system.Last month, ICBC projected a net loss of $890 million for its current fiscal year, as external pressures continue to grow from a record number of crashes taking place in B.C., and the increase in claims volume and higher claims costs.last_img read more

83 Lok Sabha MPs crorepatis

first_imgNew Delhi: At least 83 per cent of 521 sitting MPs are ‘crorepatis’ and 33 per cent of them have criminal cases against them, according to a report by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).The ADR, an NGO working in electoral reforms, has compiled the report after analysing self-sworn affidavits of the 521 MPs out of 543 members elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 elections. “Out of the 521 Sitting MPs analysed, 430 (83 pc) are crorepatis. While 227 of them are from BJP, 37 are from Congress, 29 from AIADMK, among others,” the report said. The average assets per sitting MP for Lok Sabha 2014 elections are Rs 14.72 crore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhile 32 sitting MPs have declared more than Rs 50 crore worth of assets, only two sitting MPs have declared assets less than worth Rs 5 lakh. At least 33 per cent sitting MPs have declared criminal cases against them in the affidavits. “While 106 of them have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping and crimes against women, 10 sitting MPs have declared cases related to murder. Out of these, 4 sitting MPs are from BJP, 1 MP from INC, NCP, LJP, RJD, Swabhimani Paksha each and one MP is an Independent,” the report said. “14 sitting MPs have declared cases of attempt to murder. Out of these, eight sitting MPs are from BJP and one MP each from INC, AITC, NCP, RJD, Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha.” 14 sitting MPs declared cases related to causing communal disharmony. Out of them, 10 sitting MPs are from BJP and 1 MP from TRS, PMK, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen and AIUDF each,” it added.”last_img read more

Two auto robbers gang busted eight arrested

first_imgGhaizabad: With the arrest of eight criminals, the Ghaziabad police have busted two auto robbers gang who used to rob passengers during the ride.Police said that the arrest was made from two police station areas while the five of arrested accused who were nabbed by a police team of Vijay Nagar police station were arrested after a gun battle with criminals on late Monday night. According to police, the five accused nabbed by Vijay Nagar police were identified as Bahadur, Raj Kumar, Sandeep, Pawan and Karan. Cops said that Pawan lived in Bisrakh area of Greater Noida while the other accused hailed from different areas in Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice said that these five accused were arrested by Vijay Nagar police following a gun battle near TNT round about on late Monday night. Police recovered three country made pistols along with few cases of live ammunition, a few jewellers and cash worth Rs 4600 from the possession of accused persons. Shlok Kumar, SP City, Ghaziabad said that the criminals were arrested by Vijaynagar police team also robbed a dentist on March 12. “The criminals have robbed a lady dentist after she boarded their auto. The two accused Pawan and Sandeep had withdrawal the money with ATM card of dentist lady, while the CCTV installed in ATM captured their face, and police were looking for them. The gang was being run by another Pawan who is absconding since the incident and police teams are conducting search to nab him,” said Kumar. The officer further said that the gang of auto robbers also robbed a female Delhi University student in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad. Cops said that those arrested by Indirapuram police were identified as Kasim, Salman and Sarwar, all native of different area in Ghaziabad.last_img read more

Physical play against bitter rival propels Buckeyes to Big Ten championship game

INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State topped Michigan, 68-61, in a heated battle in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Saturday. The afternoon involved a lot of activity from the referees that lead to foul trouble for OSU early. That trouble forced coach Thad Matta to extend his bench. Regardless of who was on the court, the bad blood was evident between the two rivals and the Wolverines kept the game close throughout. A strong second half from a previously slumping OSU junior guard William Buford was needed to secure the victory. Officials’ involvement Officials Ted Valentine, Ed Hightower and Gene Steratore blew their whistles for a total of 33 fouls on the afternoon. Twenty were on the Wolverines. “It seems like they were calling them a lot like they did (Friday) … they’re not really letting anything go inside and that benefits the big men,” said Dave Novak, father of Michigan guard Zack Novak. Buckeye freshman forward Jared Sullinger shot just 10 free throws Saturday, down from the 18 he attempted in the OSU victory against Northwestern on Friday. Besides the fouls, both teams’ benches were warned in the first half for their reactions to the officials judgment. Valentine once gestured inches from OSU fifth-year senior forward David Lighty and once touched Michigan guard Darius Morris on the chest after calling fouls on the players. Dave attributed the extra activity of the official to the time of year. “I really didn’t notice that,” he said. “As the season gets long, the stakes get higher.” Matta said he was happy with how his players reacted to the whistles and kept their composure and kept their attention on the right things. “(I was) telling our guys, let’s just keep doing what we are doing,” he said. “Our focus was on the right things.” Though some focus might have been redirected to those in striped shirts, Keith Diebler, father of OSU senior guard Jon Diebler, kept his attention on the athletes. “The only thing I’m going to say is officials don’t decide outcomes,” he said. “Other than that I am going to be quiet.” Bench contributions The aggressive officiating led Matta to call on his little-used bench. Freshman forward Deshaun Thomas and freshman guard Jordan Sibert received significant playing time after Lighty and freshman point guard Aaron Craft picked up two early fouls. “When those two were out with foul trouble Jordan and Deshaun came in and played excellent for us,” Jon said. “We’re going to stick to our game plan regardless of who’s on the court.” Thomas scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds while Sibert contributed two points on a transition dunk. The opportunity for the fast break came off the freshman’s own steal. Sibert logged 11 minutes of game action, 10 of which came in the first half. It was an increase in workload for the guard who has appeared in only 23 of the Buckeyes’ 33 games. “As I was walking in to sub-in I really didn’t know what I was going to do when I was out there and I looked at Dave and I looked at Jared and they just told me, be smart and play hard,” he said. “I was like, OK, that’s what I am going to do, and it worked well for me.” Bad blood The rivalry between OSU and Michigan was displayed throughout the afternoon as players from both teams seemed to be talking to one another often. The tension escalated in the second half when Sullinger was fouled by freshman forward Jordan Morgan. While trying to untangle himself from Morgan, who had fallen to the ground, it appeared that he grabbed Sullinger’s leg. “That was kind of dirty. He didn’t need to do that,” Buford said. Buford responded to the action by getting in Morgan’s face, who then shoved Buford while they were walking side by side. “I just wanted to let (Sullinger) know I had his back no matter what,” he said. Diebler and Lighty were also talking to the Michigan huddle at the beginning of the timeout that followed the altercation. “We all got each other’s back out there; we all feel we need to,” Buford said. “That’s like my little big brother.” The team was playing the Wolverines for the third time this season. Lighty is familiar with the intensity in these games. “It’s Ohio State and the ‘team up north.’ Once you say that, it’s automatically heated,” he said. “It’s just that much more added motivation.” Buford’s second half After shooting just 3-for-14 in the Buckeyes’ first game of the tournament against Northwestern, it seemed Buford’s struggles would continue against Michigan. He was 2-of-5 in the first half and neglected to take some open looks. After changing his mentality at halftime, Buford scored eight points on 4-of-9 shooting after intermission. “In the first half I felt I had looks; it just wasn’t falling,” he said. “Second half I was just trying to be more aggressive.” Buford was also key on a 16-0 scoring run that helped the Buckeyes create some separation from the Wolverines. A portion of the run followed the two teams’ scuffle and Buford was partially motivated by his involvement in it, he said. Buford had been playing well before the tournament, averaging nearly 18 points per game over the team’s last four contests of the regular season on 57 percent shooting. He did not bring the same shooting touch to his first postseason game. “Yesterday I was just throwing it up there and not really shooting,” Buford said. “I just felt today I needed to take my time and shoot my shot.” The Buckeyes look to take home the Big Ten Tournament championship title against Penn State at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. read more