A Whole New World! Aladdin Begins Performances on Broadway

first_img Related Shows Star Files View Comments Aladdin from $57.50 The shining, shimmering, splendid Aladdin begins performances on Broadway February 26. Starring Adam Jacobs as Aladdin and Courtney Reed as Jasmine, the show is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. Opening night is set for March 20 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.Adapted from the 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin is the story of a street urchin who uses the help of a magic Genie to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. The Main Stem musical features a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Oscar and Tony winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman.The production will also star James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Clifton Davis as the Sultan, Don Darryl Rivera as Iago with Brian Gonzales, Brandon O’Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin’s sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar. Adam Jacobslast_img read more

Unemployment rate drops in Northeastern BC

first_imgThe unemployment rate in northeastern B.C. dropped by almost three per cent in April.The unemployment rate in the region is currently sitting at 5.4 per cent which is a 2.7 per cent drop from March 2011.With the drop in April, the unemployment rate is now on par with where we were in April of 2010. Last year the unemployment rate was at 5.5 per cent in April. In one month, over 1,000 people found work in Northeastern B.C. – Advertisement -The current rate puts our region with the lowest unemployment rate in province, with Victoria right behind us at 6.0 per cent and the Cariboo at 7.1 per cent. The Kootenay’s continue to have the highest unemployment in the Province with 10.1 per cent.The province as a whole saw a small decrease in the unemployment rate from 8.7 per cent to 8.4 per cent.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHES CLUB NOTES

first_imgRed Hughs Notes 06/01/2013Lotto & 100+ ClubThe Lotto winner this week was Jacqueline McDaid who wins €50. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €1,450. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 12th January – Ollie Doherty, 19th January – Tommy McGlinchey, 26th January – Gerard McColgan and 2nd February – Samuel Patterson. Names are now being taken for the 100+ Club for the coming year. New members are welcome to join. Weekly cash prizes and entry into our end of season draw are just some of the incentives for 100+ Club members. Please contact any executive member should you wish to join up.Senior Team Manager Congratulations to John Lynch who has been named as our senior team manager for 2013. Best of luck to him for the year ahead. There will be a meeting at the clubhouse for all adult players for next year (all those aged over 16) this Wednesday the 9th January at 8.00pm.Thanks from the club to outgoing manager Donal Reid and his backroom team for all their hard work over the past three seasons.Sam MaguireThe Sam Maguire Cup visited the clubhouse on Sunday afternoon. A very large crowd were in attendance and a fun day was had by all. Thanks to Donegal star Frank McGlynn for attending on the day and thanks to all who helped out in any way. Special appreciation awards were presented by Frank McGlynn to Emer Gallagher, Alannah McMenamin, Karen Gallen, Nicola Callaghan, Leona McGlinchey, Alannah O’Donnell, Caoimhe Moss, Saoirse Campbell and Oonagh Kelly who took part in U12 and U13 Donegal Development Squads in 2012.The club has a special limited edition hand painted picture of Michael Murphy lifting the Sam Maguire and this will be on display in Bradleys shop from this week. Lines are still on sale at €2 each to enter the draw for this great prize.Minor BoardThere are still some coaching vacancies remaining for 2013 including the U14 Girls and U13 Boys teams. Anyone interested in coaching any of these teams should contact Stephen Gallagher on (087) 2054484. The club is having a coaching workshop on Tuesday the 15th of January at 8.00pm hosted by Jonathan McLaughlin with the topic ‘Getting Fit For Sport’. This years minor panel are asked to attend along with all underage coaches. Anyone else who wishes to attend contact Stephen Gallagher on (087) 2054484. Spaces are limited to 40 persons.Club MeetingThe first club meeting of 2013 will take place this Tuesday 8th January at 8.30pm in the clubhouse.Membership Just a reminder to all that adult membership for 2013 is now due. There will be a registration night for underage players in the coming weeks.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHES CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 7th, 2013 by StephenShare 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)Tags:Red Highs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

First for African forest stewards

first_imgA young woman prepares to plant ablackwood seedling, while Tanzania’s loftyKilimanjaro looms in the distance. (Image:African Blackwood Conservation Project) Unassuming to look at, the Africanblackwood is a highly sought-aftercommodity. (Image: Steve Ball, Fauna &Flora International) A cross section of the mpingo tree,showing the yellowish sapwood without,and the dusky heartwood within. (Image:African Blackwood Conservation Project)Janine Erasmus In a first for the African continent, the Forest Stewardship Council has bestowed its certification for community-managed natural forest on two communities in Tanzania for their care of the African blackwood, that country’s national tree.Africa’s blackwood, or mpingo as it is known in Kiswahili, is native to 29 sub-Saharan African countries. It occurs in a range that extends roughly from the Sudan south to Mozambique and north-eastern South Africa, across to Angola on the west coast, and then north as far as Nigeria and west as far as Senegal. It is classified as Near Threatened on the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.The blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon), a member of the rosewood family, is highly sought after like its relatives the Brazilian, Indian and Honduras rosewoods. The African variety, which grows abundantly although slowly, is ideally suited for the manufacture of woodwind instruments such as piccolos, wooden flutes, clarinets and oboes. This is the wood’s primary economic use.Not only is it snapped up by instrument craftsmen around the world, but local wood carvers, notably the Makonde people who live in the tree’s main growing region on the Tanzania-Mozambique border, use it extensively. Furniture makers also prize the valuable commodity, and it is said that the ancient Egyptians used the wood in their furniture building.The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit body that works to promote responsible management of the earth’s forests. The FSC certification is viewed as the gold standard in worldwide forest management and conservation. Certified forestry organisations are entitled to use the FSC logo and thereby help consumers to identify products that are harvested responsibly and sustainably.To date, over 50-million hectares of forests around the world have been FSC certified.Sustainable harvestingProper management of the forests is the key to their preservation and profitability. Trees take upwards of 60 years to reach maturity and become commercially viable, so careful monitoring and management is necessary to prevent over-harvesting which will result in the species becoming endangered.Tanzanian communities are assisted in this endeavour by the East Africa-based Mpingo Conservation Project, an organisation that promotes sustainable harvesting of valuable indigenous timber and works for conservation of endangered forest habitats.“In this time of global economic crisis,” says a spokesman from the Mpingo project, “it is important to remember that even small consumer choices can make a huge difference to poor communities in the developing world, providing them with an opportunity for a hopeful and sustainable future.”Because the wood is so sought-after, illegal logging is widespread and poor communities that derive a livelihood from the surrounding forest are often deprived of benefits they might otherwise enjoy.The groundbreaking FSC certification achievement will enable the two communities, both situated in Kilwa District, south-east Tanzania, to earn up to 250 times more for harvested wood than before, affording them the opportunity for a brighter future.By managing their current 2 420 hectares of forest responsibly, local folk can ask for, and receive, a much better price on sustainably-harvested timber. UK-based conservation organisation Fauna & Flora International predicts that communities will soon be earning in excess of US$19 (R158) per log compared to the paltry eight cents (67 cents) they received previously.Community ownership and controlCommunities may also take advantage of Tanzania’s Participatory Forest Management scheme, which allows them to take over the ownership and control of surrounding forests from the government, but they first have to show that they are competent enough to do so. Then, with their FSC certificate in hand, communities have proof that their timber is sustainably harvested and can ask, and receive, a fair price for their labours.The initiative will also benefit the miombo woodland ecosystem, a dry forest-savannah biome that covers the greater part of southern Africa. This ecosystem is important because it supports many forms of wildlife including lion, buffalo, warthog, elephant, and African wild dog.According to the World Wildlife Fund, the area supports what may be the largest populations of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) on the continent.The FSC certification takes effect in time for the first harvest in June 2009. Because the wood requires at least a year’s slow drying time to avoid the risk of splitting, it is expected that the first FSC-certified instrument will only be available in 2011.The Mpingo Conservation Project hopes that its blackwood initiative will become the flagship of many more woodland conservation success stories.Perfect for woodwindsWith its grey bark and spiny shoots, the African blackwood may look scruffy on the outside, but its heartwood is a lustrous inky black and can vary from dark brown to a purple-indigo. The heartwood is extremely resistant to decay. Top quality timber can fetch up to $18 000 (R150 000) per cubic metre, according to the Mpingo Conservation Project.It is said that between 7 500 and 20 000 African blackwood trees get the chop each year, destined to become the highest quality musical instruments.The wood used to be referred to as ebony, but the true ebony tree belongs to another unrelated genus known as Diospyros. Among these are D. ebenum, known as Ceylon ebony and native to southern India and Sri Lanka.Blackwood’s dense grain is naturally impregnated with oil, meaning that sound waves vibrating inside an instrument’s bore do not get absorbed by the wood, resulting in a brighter sound. The natural oils also protect it from degradation caused by players’ breath and saliva.Its fine grain means that it can be turned and bored easily, and its density, roughly that of cast iron, is so robust that it easily and accurately accepts the metal screw threads of keys. The wood is tough enough that it has been known to dent and blunt cutting tools. It is stable under extremes of humidity and temperature, and its beautiful finish makes it the wood of choice for woodwinds.American master flute maker Casey Burns, who also uses South African-sourced mopane wood for his creations, recently claimed that African blackwood is now the standard by which all other blackwoods are judged in the manufacture of woodwind instruments.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] linksMpingo Conservation ProjectForest Stewardship CouncilFauna & Flora InternationalSound & FairFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nationslast_img read more

Hereford Futurity results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hereford breeders from Ohio and surrounding states gathered Sunday September 27th, 2015, at the Guernesy Co. Fairgrounds in Old Washington, Ohio. The Buckeye Hereford Association hosted the annual event showcasing Ohio bred seedstock. Judge Lowell Midla of Marysville, Ohio evaluated the entries and complemented the breeders on breeding an excellent set of cattle. Prior to the show a complimentary meal was provided for the breeders and spectators by the Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Association.2015 Ohio Hereford Futurity ChampionsGrand Champion Bull: GVF 10Y Homerun 41B, September 2014 bull sired by NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y, bred and owned by Green Valley Farm, Sarahsville, Ohio. Reserve Champion Bull: CVF Z79 Mohican P7C, March 2015 bull sired by Mohican Upnorth Z245 bred by Mohican Farms, Glenmont, Ohio and owned by Carmel Valley Farms, Racine, Ohio. Grand Champion Female: Creek o39X 10Y Viola 502, a January 2015 heifer sired by NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y, bred and owned by Creek Bottom Farms, Navarre, Ohio. Reserve Champion Female: UHF Kelly U07B, an April 2014 heifer sired by Star KKH SSF Bright Kelly 408 ET, bred and owned by Ralph E. Ullman & Son, Rinard Mills, Ohio. Grand Champion Prospect Steer: Grandview steer, an April steer sired by MCR Bluestem 977, bred and owned by Grandview Hereford Farm, Springfield, Ohio. Champion Expo Class Heifer: KH X73 Ladysport 0091 B58, an October 2014 heifer sired by Boyd NJW Stand Out 0091, bred Keayla Harr, Jeromesville, Ohio & owned by Emma Lewis, Litchfield, Ohio. Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair: EML Legend of Ariel A241, sired by Feltons Legend 242 with a May heifer calf sired by EFBEEF Foremost U208. Pair bred and owned by Emma Lewis, Litchfield, Ohio.. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair: Creek Trusts Viola 311A, sired by NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W with a March heifer calf sired by MSU TCF Revolution 4R. Bred and owned by Creek Bottom Farm, Navarre, Ohio. Best 6 head, Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor: Creek Bottom Farm, the Johnson Family, Navarre, Ohio.last_img read more

Heat-Pump Water Heaters Come of Age

first_imgUPDATED on October 26, 2018The least expensive way to heat domestic hot water is with natural gas. Homes without access to natural gas usually choose an electric water heater, since electricity is generally cheaper than propane.Although most electric water heaters use electric resistance elements to heat water, a more efficient method uses a heat pump — in other words, a device that heats the water using a compressor like the one found in a refrigerator or air conditioner. While a refrigerator transfers heat from the interior of the refrigerator to the room where the refrigerator is located — in effect, heating the room — a heat-pump water heater transfers heat from the room to a tank of water — in effect, cooling the room.Compared to an electric-resistance water heater, the main benefit of a heat-pump water heater is energy efficiency. While the efficiency of electric resistance elements is 100% — all of the electrical energy sent to a resistance element is converted into heat — the efficiency of an air-source heat pump can be as high as 250%. The heat-pump isn’t making heat — it’s transferring heat from the air to the water. A heat pump is capable of transferring more energy than the energy required to run it.The type of heat pump used for heat-pump water heaters can’t heat water as quickly as electric resistance elements, however. While the electric-resistance elements in a typical water heater can heat 20 gallons per hour, a heat pump can only manage about 8 gallons per hour (or even less, if the ambient air temperature is below 68°F).To make up for this basic deficiency in heat-pump performance, heat-pump water heaters are equipped with electric resistance elements that are energized whenever the heat pump can’t keep up with the demand for hot water. This feature improves the performance of… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited having problems finding buyers for its Marut aircraft

first_imgFinancial imbroglioFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee does not seem to be getting his way in key postings within his ministry. The Prime Minister’s Secretariat has overruled Mukherjee in three cases in recent weeks: in the appointment of R.K. Kaul, additional secretary in the banking division, as secretary of the Finance Commission;,Financial imbroglioFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee does not seem to be getting his way in key postings within his ministry. The Prime Minister’s Secretariat has overruled Mukherjee in three cases in recent weeks: in the appointment of R.K. Kaul, additional secretary in the banking division, as secretary of the Finance Commission; of Textile Secretary A.K. Dutt as banking secretary; and the promotion of P.K. Basu, director-general of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, from the rank of additional secretary to secretary.Basu is likely to be shifted out of the ministry and his place in the upgraded post taken by an officer who has been rejected thrice recently for senior postings. The Public Enterprises Selection Board found him unsuitable for two top public sector posts, while the Union Public Services Commission rejected him for the post of director-general, technical development. P.C. Alexander, principal secretary to the prime minister, is understood to have virtually vetoed the finance minister’s suggestion in all three cases.Sporting changesThe formation of a separate ‘Sports Authority of India’ is being seriously considered at the concerned levels. The construction of the various sports complexes for the Asiad has apparently sparked off the move since it gives India a permanent sports infrastructure to hold international events (India is a leading contender for the Afro-Asian Games in 1983).Rather than let the stadia lie vacant, a sports authority would be the ideal answer to coordinate efforts and lobby for international meets. If the move fructifies, the man tipped to head the organisation is Ram Niwas Mirdha, deputy chairman of the Asian Games Special Organising Committee.advertisementGrooming a chiefSome major changes in the military hierarchy are in the offing. According to reliable sources, the grooming of the next chief of army staff is shortly to begin. The man tipped for he take over is Lt-General S.K. Sinha, general officer commanding-in-chief.Western Command. Sinha, it is reported, will shortly be shifted to New Delhi to take over as vice-chief of army staff while the present vice-chief, Lt-General Sethna, will switch places and take over as COC-in-C, Western Command. That will give Sinha enough time to get attuned to Delhi’s political atmosphere before he takes over from General Krishna Rao who retires next year.Unwanted offspringHindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is having some major problems finding buyers for its Marut aircraft. The Marut, thanks to innumerable delays, has been rejected by the Indian Air Force since it is now considered to be of obsolete technology and doesn’t fit in with the IAF’s scheme of things, HAL has been trying to interest the Navy in the Maruts, but despite reported pressure from political circles, the Navy has turned HAL down flat – which leaves HAL once again holding an unwanted baby along with the Chetak helicopter which is also looking vainly for buyers, despite some heavy advertising.Unusual alliancesPouitics has never had stranger bedfellows than in Haryana. The recent post-election developments were distinguished by a realignment of forces. Bhajan Ual, who had been attempting to sabotage Bansi Lal’s chances in Haryana politics by collaborating with Union Agriculture Minister Rao Birendra Singh, has now switched sides. The first move in the rapprochement with Bansi Lal came when his son Surinder Singh was given the agriculture portfolio.Birendra Singh and Bansi Lal: Continuing battleNow, reliable sources say that Bansi Lal) will get Birendra Singh’s place in the Union Cabinet, and Singh will be jettisoned after Mrs Gandhi returns from her US trip. These moves also represent a victory for Birendra Singh’s arch Ahir enemy, Rao Ram Singh, who is slated to get the plum home portfolio in Haryana. Action on these fronts was reportedly withheld only because Mrs Gandhi did not want any upsets in the Presidential election.Flogging a memoryEven two years after his death, Congress(I) leaders are still collecting funds in Sanjay Gandhi’s name. Despite Mrs Gandhi’s disapproval, a prominent Delhi Pradesh Congress(I) Committee (DPCC-I) leader raised over Rs 16 lakh last month from wholesale traders of Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk, Kamala Market and Sadar Bazar for celebrating Sanjay’s second death anniversary on June 23. Mrs Gandhi attended several DPCC(I)-sponsored functions.Recently, two Delhi Congress(I) MP’s complained to Mrs Gandhi that the method by which the donations were procured had brought a bad name to the party, because Sanjay’s name was exploited to fleece the trading community.Moreover, the list of donors includes a notorious land-grabber against whom both the DDA and the Municipal Corporation have launched criminal cases. These MP’s have requested Mrs Gandhi to put an end to such practices which may spoil the party’s prospects in the coming elections to the Metropolitan Council.advertisementlast_img read more

RIVERDALE ENLISTS SHANNEN DOHERTY FOR LUKE PERRY TRIBUTE

first_imgThe CW drama plans to open its new season with a tribute to the deceased actor & an old pal will be showing up, SDCC learned today. The CW Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter ‘RIVERDALE’S LUKE PERRY TRIBUTE SEASON OPENER TO FEATURE ‘90210’ CAST MATE AS SPECIAL GUEST – COMIC-CONLuke Perry is gone, but the Riverdale actor will be remembered with a special tribute for the show’s Season 4 debut with a blast-from-the-past guest star, Comic-Con learned today.On the last day of SDCC50, the cast and creatives of the soapy CW teen drama revealed to Hall H that Shannen Doherty will be appearing in the October 9 “Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam” episode. The exact nature of the role that Perry’s Beverly Hills 90210 cast mate will play was not unveiled. READ MOREArt Streiber/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved‘RIVERDALE’ ENLISTS LUKE PERRY’S ‘90210’ CO-STAR SHANNEN DOHERTY FOR TRIBUTE EPISODEProducers have been teasing the upcoming fourth-season premiere of “Riverdale”, which will pay tribute to late star Luke Perry, and a key detail was revealed during the show’s Comic-Con panel on Sunday.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the episode — titled “In Memoriam” — will feature guest star Shannen Doherty, who famously co-starred with Perry on “Beverly Hills, 90210”. READ MOREcenter_img Login/Register With: ‘RIVERDALE’ ENLISTS SHANNEN DOHERTY FOR LUKE PERRY TRIBUTEPerry had remained friends with his former ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ co-star and had discussed bringing her onto the CW series before his death.Riverdale’s tribute to late actor Luke Perry will include his longtime friend and former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty. READ MOREShannen Doherty (Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)28 PHOTOS OF RIVERDALE’S CAST LIVING IT UP AT COMIC CON 2019Riverdale’s five biggest stars KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, and Madelaine Petsch all stopped by the Getty Images Portrait Studio delivered by Pizza Hut during their Comic Con visit yesterday. And they clearly all had a blast putting their close rapport on display for all to see. There’s a lot of great fashion, cast bonding, and power posing happening.  READ MOREPHOTO BY AARON RICHTER/GETTY IMAGES FOR PIZZA HUT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Disaster Management Committee reports on Hurricane Readiness

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 23, 2017 – Providenciales – There was a report to the public yesterday from the National Disaster Management Committee which is co chaired by the Governor and the Premier.  In speaking to the media, Governor Dr. John Freeman urged all residents on the Turks and Caicos Islands to “be alert, be prepared.”The call for a unified approach to being prepared and knowing the role each resident and agency has to play was cited as key, by the Governor.“This is a whole of government issue, every ministry has a role to play,  and all of the DC’s in the family islands have a role to play, I have a role to play as Governor.  We must ensure as best as possible that we are well prepared, but it’s also a role for everyone in the community.”Meanwhile DDME assured that theya re watching and warning about activity in the tropics.Consequently, they are urging all residents, especially those who have not taken the hurricane season seriously, to have their family preparedness plans.  A new App and mobile messaging were cited as ways they are keeping the public informed, and fast.“There is a tendency for us to assume that based on the predictions it’s an average season, therefore we do not need to prepare early, but this couldn’t be further from the truth, as the slogan or the saying goes, ‘It Only Takes One Storm’, and we have seen a slew of tropical storm events in the Turks and Caicos islands such as Joaquin and Cristobal, it wasn’t a hurricane and yet, we found persons that were not prepared and required assistance from emergency departments.”There was caution from Assistant Commissioner of Police, Rodney Adams.   “One of the things I want to remind the public about is that, after the passage of the storm, please stay put until the all clear is given by DDME, because being on the streets trying to be inquisitive, trying to find out  what is happening only places yourselves and other emergency responders in risky situations.”Though TCI dodged a big bullet when Hurricane Matthew veered off, but the evidence of the damage which could have been done is close enough, with both Haiti and The Bahamas suffering devastating blows by the strong storm last October.  While there remains room for refining and work that needs doing, Governor Freeman communicated that the Committee and its partners are determined to do as much as we can.”#MagneticMediaNews#hurricanereadiness#DDMEreportsonhurricanereadiness#2017hurricaneseason Related Items:#2017hurricaneseason, #DDMEreportsonhurricanereadiness, #hurricanereadiness, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more