View All (4) David Byrne’s American Utopia David Byrne Frozen Aladdin FEBRUARY 16: The End of a ReignFor almost three years, Caissie Levy and Patti Murin have been breathing new life into Princesses Elsa and Anna in Frozen as they led the new musical from its world premiere run at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado to Broadway’s St. James Theatre. On February 16, the leading ladies will travel to Arendelle for the final time. Although Levy and Murrin’s reigns may be ending, it’s just the beginning for Ciara Renée and newcomer McKenzie Kurtz who will take on the roles of Elsa and Anna, respectively. Joe Carroll, who took over the role of Hans from original cast member John Riddle, will also take his final bow on February 16 and be replaced by Ryan McCartan. Erika Henningsen in “Mean Girls,” Major Attaway in Aladdin, Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in “Frozen” (Photos by Matthew Murphy, Deen van Meer, Joan Marcus; Composite by Ryan Casey for Broadway.com) Major Attaway as Genie in Aladdin.(Photo: Matthew Murphy) FEBRUARY 22: Too Grool for SchoolBroadway’s original home-schooled jungle freak Erika Henningsen has set her Mean Girls graduation date for February 22. Henningsen has been bringing Cady Heron to life on stage since the show’s 2017 world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C before it landed at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre. During her time in the Tony-nominated hit musical, Henningsen took Broadway.com viewers behind-the-scenes as a vlogger and was even named the 2018 Broadway.com Star of the Year. Although we don’t currently know who the next mathletes champion will be, we do know that she’ll be grool. Erika Henningsen as Cady and the cast of Mean Girls. (Photo: Joan Marcus). from $57.50 Related Shows Mean Girls Patti Murin Major Attaway Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020 David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia. (Photo: Matthew Murphy) FEBRUARY 16: Utopia UnlockedDavid Byrne’s American Utopia has been bringing audiences to their feet at the Hudson Theatre since October and will play its final night on Broadway on February 16. Named after the 2018 studio album, American Utopia goes through Byrne’s greatest hits from both his solo career and his time as the frontman of rock band Talking Heads. Assisted by a diverse group of artists and musicians, including #LiveAtFive guests Tendayi Kuumba and Chris Giarmo, American Utopia is truly a must-see night on Broadway. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020 Star Files View Comments from $299.00 Caissie Levy FEBRUARY 16: One Last WishAladdin audiences only have until February 16 to get their wishes granted by Major Attaway, who has been the show-stopping Genie since September 2019. This marked Attaway’s second full-time stint in the show after making his Broadway debut as a stand-by for original company member, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Fear not, Michael James Scott, a veteran of the Broadway, Australian and London productions, is returning to Agrabah to take over lamp duties. Erika Henningsen Caissie Levy as Elsa, Patti Murin as Anna and the cast of Frozen. (Photo: Deen van Meer) Broadway is about to multiply with all the upcoming shows hitting the boards this season, but before you lose yourself in the Six cast recording and camp out for Darren Criss’ Broadway return, be sure to learn all about the performances that are coming to an end. This month audiences will have to say goodbye to three leading ladies, a genie and a can’t-miss Broadway debut. Keep reading to learn all about who and what is leaving the stage in February. View All (5)
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Argonauts held the University of New Orleans to a -.022 attack percentage as the University of West Florida volleyball team picked up its second straight win, 3-0, 25-16, 25-14, 25-13.UWF (5-7) walked away with a team .329 hitting percentage as well as a season high nine service aces as the Argos grabbed the victory in their first ever meeting with UNO (2-6). The opening set saw seven ties with neither team jumping out to more than a two point lead until Jenny Bellairs (Osage, Iowa) smacked her second of four service aces to put the Argos up, 16-13. West Florida then went on a five point run to extend the lead before grabbing the set one win, 25-16, on a Privateer error.Set number two started off as another close affair until reigning Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Week Lindsay Homme (Willowbrook, Ill.) served into three straight UNO attack errors as the Argos went up, 10-7. UWF then went on an 8-2 run that was highlighted by big Homme and Amanda Rhein (Pleasant View, Tenn.) kills. Chandler Carney (Indianapolis, Ind.) then sent home a kill before three straight UNO errors put UWF up two sets to none.The Argos then eased out to their biggest lead of the night as they went up 14 points on the Privateers in the third set. With the match in hand, West Florida sealed the deal on back-to-back kills by Rhein and Bellairs.Offensively, junior Leah Buchanan (Winter Park, Fla.) led the way with nine kills and a season high .600 attack percentage while Bellairs and Carney each finished with six. A trio of Argos including KaLee Duggan (Port Orange, Fla.), Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla.) and Anna Stoecklein (St. Charles, Mo.) finished with seven digs. Duggan also led UWF in assists with 23.West Florida also out blocked its opponent, 9-3, with Bellairs earning six block assists.The Argos remain undefeated in the UWF Field House and have yet to drop a set on their home court.Christian Brothers (10-2) now awaits the Argos as West Florida kicks off conference play this Friday at 7 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn. For the latest in scores and stats for UWF volleyball, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Share Bellairs was good for four aces and six kills against the Privateers. Argos Make it Two in a Row as They Down Privateers
The Sarsfields Panel before yesterday’s All-Ireland Club Semi-Final with St Vincents. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Michael McGrath’s side were 1-13 to 0-8 winners over St Vincents from Dublin while defending champions Slaughtneil were 2-10 to 1-10 winners over Scariff in the other Semi-Final. Sarsfields will play Slaughtneil in the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Final on the 1st of March following their Semi-Final win yesterday afternoon. Here is the match report from Tommy DevaneAfter the game, Tommy spoke to Sarsfields Manager Michael McGrathTommy then spoke to Player of the Match Siobhan McGrath
MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to launch a £50m bid for Toby Alderweireld this week – and offer him a bumper deal to entice him away from Tottenham.The Belgian defender is stalling on a new Spurs contract at present, and looks set to be sold this summer.2 Toby Alderweireld joined Tottenham in 2015 but Manchester United are keen to sign the defenderCredit: REUTERSUnited boss Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of the 29-year-old, and has scouted him for a number of seasons.And the Red Devils chief is looking to make a huge offer to land his target, and sure-up his defence.A United insider said: “The manager considers the player one of the best in the world in his position.”The club know there could be a bargain to be had. He is an unbelievable talent for the money.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startART ATTACKInside Arsenal’s celebrations as Arteta is showered with champagne as he dancesLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVEStones update, Sancho latest, Havertz to Chelsea news”His wages certainly aren’t a problem for United. They know they can pay what he wants if they have to.”There is a feeling Alderweireld would still like to stay at Spurs if they decide to meet with his demands.”Alderweireld is demanding Spurs double his £50,000-a-week wages to put him near parity with top-earner Harry Kane.United have no issues giving him a hefty amount on top of that though, as the Old Trafford wage structure is more flexible.Tottenham, Man United, PSG… where does Toby Alderweireld’s future lie? 2 Alderweireld could be on his way to Old Trafford after refusing to sign a new contract at TottenhamCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut if he does decide to stay at White Hart Lane, the Red Devils will not come back in for him.It is thought there is also a clause in his contract that will allow him to leave on the cheap next season.DANE DEAL Real Madrid to battle Barcelona for Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen as they seek Luka Modric replacementTottenham chiefs are understood to be willing to let Alderweireld leave, depending on the offer.Spurs are keen on Anthony Martial, and would like the French winger as part exchange of any deal.Football legends look ahead to the FIFA World Cup in Russia
TOTTENHAM winger Lucas Moura has been rewarded for his goalscoring exploits in August by being named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month.Watford boss Javi Gracia picked up the Manager of the Month trophy after guiding the Hornets to three consecutive wins, before adding a fourth last weekend to welcome in September.3 Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has been named as August’s Premier League Player of the MonthCredit: Premier League View this post on Instagram The @premierleague Manager of the Month for August, Javi Gracia! 🏆 • • • #watfordfc A post shared by Watford FC (@watfordfcofficial) on Sep 7, 2018 at 3:00am PDTMoura – a January signing from Paris Saint-Germain – failed to hit the heights in the top-flight last season, but has been Spurs’ key man this campaign.The 26-year-old opened his account with a fantastic curling strike in the 3-1 win against Fulham at Wembley.That was before his double helped Tottenham stun Manchester United with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford.Mauricio Pochettino’s side won their opening three Premier League games before they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.3 Moura, 26, banged in a double against Manchester United during a 3-0 win at Old TraffordCredit: AP:Associated Press3 Javi Gracia’s side have won all four Premier League games this seasonCredit: Reuters View this post on Instagram The gaffer gets a soaking! 💦 • • • #watfordfc A post shared by Watford FC (@watfordfcofficial) on Sep 7, 2018 at 3:32am PDTGracia – who saw his side beat Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace in August – heaped praise on his side as he was awarded his prize at training.After a quick change of clothes having been soaked by his squad, the 48-year-old said: “We are a good family.“It’s important not to look at the end of the road, but to enjoy the journey as well.”He added: “I am very pleased. This award is a consequence of results in games we have played and that comes from the work of everyone here.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford”When you start something you must think you can do it, but it is always more difficult in reality.”Watford face Manchester United at home after the international break, while Tottenham welcome table-toppers Liverpool to Wembley.Goals of the Month: Watch the best goals from August in the Premier League
zoom Container shipments from Europe to East Coast South America reclaimed dominance in 2017 as they broke a three-year losing streak by registering first annual growth since 2013. The southbound trade achieved a volume increase of 12% in 2017 to reach 850,000 TEU, shipping consultancy Drewry said citing figures from Datamar.Split by region of export, growth from the smaller Mediterranean market was strongest, rising by 15% to 250,000 TEU, while North Europe exports to ECSA increased by 11% to 600,000 TEU. North Europe exports ended the year stronger than the Med, rising by 14% in the fourth quarter, versus 9%.That pattern carried into 2018 with Datamar statistics for January showing buoyant growth from both regions with North Europe at a rise of 20%, just edging ahead of the Med which saw an increase of 17%.The turnaround in the southbound market was sufficient for it to eclipse the reefer-oriented northbound trade for the first time since 2014. Despite a better performance in the second half of the year, driven by fruit exports to the Med, the northbound trade was only able to muster annual growth of 0.4%, giving a final tally for 2017 of 830,000 TEU.Drewry added that the start to this year was mixed as Datamar numbers show that trade to North Europe slipped by 2.5% year-on-year in January, while growth to the Med was much lower than the double-digit rates experienced since June, rising by 6% in the first month of 2018.The figures for January continue the recent trend, whereby the southbound leg appears to have plateaued at a very healthy 12%, while the northbound leg is slowly creeping into positive territory.Available capacity on this trade has been reduced slightly by the suspension of two seasonal services in February and early March from CMA CGM and Maersk, both designed to tap into the more lucrative northbound reefer market.Drewry estimates that capacity on both legs will be 4% lower in April than it was in the same month last year.“Such a situation should enable some minor uplift in spot rates, which have been fairly static out of Europe and fast rising out of Latin America.”
United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to articulate his government’s ambitions on renewable energy and make a call for a coalition for disaster resilient infrastructure at UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ High-Level Climate Action Summit on Monday. Modi is among the first set of speakers at the Summit’s opening ceremony, a highly significant gesture given that only those Heads of State, Government and Ministers are invited to speak at the summit who will have any positive development to announce on climate action. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework India’s important role and contribution to global climate action efforts have been underlined by the fact that Modi is the fourth speaker at the Summit, after Guterres, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and President of Marshall Islands Hilda Heine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak after Modi. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin told PTI here that India’s approach to climate action is multifaceted because anything that we do has an impact, which is global in nature. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen He said the Indian Prime Minister could articulate his ambition towards renewable energy as well as propose a coalition of nations for disaster resistant infrastructure, similar to India’s leadership of the International Solar Alliance. So we are not looking at one area, one segment, we are looking at certainly renewable energy because energy is a key component. Also we are an energy-thirsty country so our needs of energy are huge and renewables are increasingly going to play a key role in that. What PM Modi will perhaps articulate is his ambition for renewables in the future beyond what was promised in 2015, Akbaruddin said. The Paris Climate Agreement was signed in 2015 and aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Modi has said that India has a capacity of 4GW and the country has set a target of adding 100 GW of solar power by 2022. Guterres, while speaking to a select group of journalists at a special luncheon last week, said that in the Climate Action Summit only those Heads of State and Government and members of coalitions will speak who come with positive steps. So there is a kind of a ticket. You can speak only if you have come to announce something positive, he said. Guterres said while the UN is not making judgments about climate action efforts by nations, he asked them if they are ready to announce a positive development at the summit before inviting them to speak at it. If you have positive things to announce, you will be given the floor (at the Climate Action Summit). That was the criteria. Those who are ready to increase their efforts, we want them to speak. Those that do not want to increase their efforts, have nothing to announce, they can speak in other meetings, Guterres said. It is noteworthy that only around 63 nations have been invited to speak at the summit. The US, Brazil and Japan are not speaking at the high-level event. Akbaruddin further said that India is expected to talk about the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, a group of about 30 plus countries that will work towards common goals of having infrastructure, which is resilient to climate and disaster. India is working with countries like the UK and small island states like Fiji and Maldives who face problems of climatic nature. “So (India) will bring to the table this coalition as a tangible demonstration of our willingness to work in partnerships, he said. Akbaruddin added that India has the ability to convene people or countries that are not only geographically different but economically diverse as well. India, a member of the G-20, has many friends who are developing countries. So what we intend to do is to leverage that ability to work across the board and to bring to the table a group of countries who are ready to address issues of infrastructure. Whenever there is a cataclysmic climate event, infrastructure gets undermined and overwhelmed very quickly, and it becomes very difficult for developing countries or countries who do not have economic wherewithal to address these, he said. Further, India is expected to address issues about water preservation and sustainable use of energy by the transport sector. India is a water stress country and efforts we will do about preservation of water, how we will try and address water related issues is another major aspect, he said. Akbaruddin further said that transport and heavy transport are key users of energy and India will see how it can address the challenges and make them more sustainable. There are a whole host of issues that we will address in a holistic manner, but all will be tangible, very action-oriented and will be focused, he said. The Climate Action Summit will see leaders make national statements, followed by statements of coalitions and national statements again.
New Delhi: The national capital was witness to yet another cold bloooded murder when a property dealer in Dwarka area was gunned down in his car right outside his office. Police suspect enmity behind the killing. Forty-eight-year-old Narendra Gehlot is seen talking to person standing alongside the driver seat, (in a video — probably from CCTV) as his SUV is parked on the Old Palam Vihar Road. The incident occurred around 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday. A man wearing a helmet is seen walking up to the car after the other person leaves the scene. He pumps bullets into the car — the windshield and through the window on the driver’s side. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles Gehlot probably makes a last ditch effort to escape the assassination bid, as the car is seen moving, but then it veers and stops in its tracks, almost hitting the killer, who then jumps up on the roof of another parked car and shoots some more bullets in the direction of Gehlot’s office, perhaps, where the other man had headed earlier. Dwarka DCP Anto Alphonso said: “The incident has been captured in the CCTV camera. There were two bike borne assailants, who were sporting helmets, one of them fired the gun. Gehlot, himself had an attempted murder case against him. He had fought the Delhi civic polls and lost.”
Jodhpur: At least 10 people were killed and several others injured after a collision between two vehicles near here on Friday, police said. The accident occurred when a tyre of a minibus burst and it collided head-on with a Bolero, leaving at least 10 people dead, said in-charge of Balesar police station Devendra. Several others were injured in the accident and they are being shifted to a hospital, he added. Further details are awaited, he said.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday fixed November 14 to commence hearing on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate the provisions of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. A 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice N V Ramana, allowed four weeks to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to file counter-affidavits on the petitions. It refused the petitioners’ request that not more than 2 weeks be given for filing of counter-affidavits. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The apex court also put an embargo on filing of any fresh writ petition challenging the constitutional validity on abrogation of Article 370. The bench said that it has to give a “reasonable time” to the Centre and J&K administration to file their affidavits as it is necessary that pleadings are completed so that hearing could commence. “We have to allow the Centre and the J&K administration to file counter-affidavit otherwise we can’t decide the matter,” said the bench, also comprising justices S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The top court said that after filing of the counter affidavits, the petitioners would file replies on them within a week thereafter. “We can’t have an unending process of filing of writ petitions in the matter. Whatever has been filed, has already been filed. It (filing of fresh petitions) must stop,” the bench said, adding, “We have to give them (Centre and J&K) reasonable time to file their counters.” The bench also told advocates representing the petitioners raising objections to Attorney General K K Venugopal’s seeking four weeks to file counter affidavit, that “it is unreasonable to think that any decision or order will be passed before October 31”. The petitioners submitted that under the new legislation, the state of J&K would become two separate Union Territories on October 31 and thus there was a need for an urgent hearing as also granting status quo. Venugopal, who was appearing for the Centre, and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing J&K, submitted that they needed four weeks to file counter affidavits to 10 writ petitions and averments are different in each of them. When senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, appearing for one of the petitioners, raised objection to the submissions of AG and SG, the bench said, “In this type of matter, how can we proceed without counter affidavits being filed?” While refusing the petitioners’ submission that the Centre and J&K would have filed their replies in pursuance of the August 28 hearing, the bench said, “We have to allow government to file the counter affidavits”. When the petitioners’ counsels were insisting that enough time was with the Centre and J&K to file counter affidavits, the bench said, “In these matters, we cannot go ahead without the filing of counter affidavits.” “If the petitions are allowed, can’t the clock be put back?,” the bench said. At the outset, the hearing witnessed raking up of writ petitions filed before the Centre decided to scrap provisions of Article 370 on August 5. Some of the petitioners said that they have filed pleas challenging the existence of provisions of Articles 370 and 35-A according special status to J&K before the Centre came out with the decision to abrogate them. The bench called registrar (judicial) Surya Pratap Singh and asked him to verify pending petitions on the subject and inform it. When some of the advocates sought intervention in the matter, the bench said, “If everybody wants to file writ petitions, there will be one lakh petitions. It will not work. Please don’t try to do this. This will unnecessarily delay the matter”. The bench also pulled up advocate M L Sharma, who was first to file the writ petition, a day after the Centre’s decision. The bench said there was nothing in his petition and it was without any substance or ground. “You played the fastest finger first. That does not mean that you will be heard first. There is certainly nothing in your writ petition but because you came within 72 hours of the Centre’s decision, does it mean we have to hear you first,” the bench told Sharma. Several political parties including the National Conference (NC), the Sajjad Lone-led J&K Peoples Conference and CPI (M) leader Mohd Yousuf Tarigami have filed pleas, challenging Centre’s August 5 decision . The petition on behalf of NC was filed by Lok Sabha MPs Mohammad Akbar Lone and Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi. In 2015, Justice (retd) Masoodi had ruled that Article 370 was a permanent feature of the Constitution. A plea was also filed by a group of former defence officers and bureaucrats–professor Radha Kumar, ex-member of Home Ministry’s Group of Interlocutors for J&K (2010-11), former J&K cadre IAS officer Hindal Haidar Tyabji, Air Vice Marshal (retd) Kapil Kak, Major Gen. (retd) Ashok Kumar Mehta, ex-Punjab-cadre IAS officer Amitabha Pande and ex-Kerala-cadre IAS officer Gopal Pillai. A plea has also been filed by bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal, along with his party colleague Shehla Rashid.