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50 Shades Will No Longer Dominate Off-Broadway, Sets Closing Date

first_imgOff-Broadway is about to get a little less kinky. 50 Shades! The Musical Parody will shutter on April 26 at the Elektra Theatre. At time of closing, the parody of E.L. James’ bestseller, directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, will have played 453 performances.50 Shades! features a book by Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward and Dan Wessels and music and lyrics by Samuels, Davis, Shelton, Ward and Wessels. The musical opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an amusing ride through Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s kinky relationship. The show features dance numbers and original songs delivered by a live, on-stage band.The cast currently includes Jack Boice, Melanie Brook, Adam Hyndman, Tim Murray, Amber Petty, Aili Venho, Laura Yoder Witt, Alec Varcas, Chloe Williamson and Zach Kononov. Check out a fun feature on them here!Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. 50 Shades! The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on April 26, 2015 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

‘Contributions’ made by third force political parties (Part 2)

first_imgDear Editor,At the first Alliance For Change (AFC) International Convention which was held in October 2015, the majority of the members present agreed that the AFC had become a ‘rubber stamp’ of the People’s National Congress (PNC) dominated A Partnership for National Unity. This excerpt was taken from the minutes of that Convention: “At this point, Mr Tameshwar asked for a show of hands by all those who perceive that the AFC is being used by APNU as a ‘rubber stamp’. The majority of attendees at the first International Convention of the AFC raised their hands to indicate that they are of the opinion that AFC is being used as a rubber stamp by APNU officials.” Mr Ramjattan and other AFC leader vehemently denied this but the facts were there to support the ‘rubber stamp’ claims.Even the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) had earlier this year concluded that coalition politics in Guyana has failed to live up to expectations and Guyana is not benefiting at all. They cited non-consultation and usurping of all decision making at Cabinet level. The WPA should be applauded for this bold approach.On the other hand, it is now conclusive that the AFC will never confront the PNC’s decisions and it is simply a matter of self-preservation. The appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is such a glaring example. The AFC has also exposed its aversion to confront and speak out on many important issues such as the lop-sided Exxon contract, the D’Urban Park scam, the Sussex Street Drug Bond rip-off, the corrupt award of the drugs procurement by the Public Health Ministry, the dismissal of nearly 5000 sugar workers, the continuing uncertainty which pervades Guyana Sugar Corporation, the depletion of the reserves at the Bank of Guyana and the current state of depression of the economy. The AFC will never rock the boat or the ‘sirens’ will be lost!It is evident that the AFC has deserted its founding principles and our people will never trust another Third Force again. They have all betrayed Guyanese for 30 pieces of silver. But it is my wish that our country is not propelled back to the dark era of the PNC dictatorship but the current state of our economy strongly suggests that this is exactly the path we are heading.A final question: Will the longevity of the PNC once again be perpetuated by rigging? The unilateral appointment of the GECOM Chairman and the discriminatory racial employment at GECOM would suggest that. But AFC will just be a decoration on the wall to justify an APNU ‘victory’!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor– Region Sixlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: LYIT GRADUATION DAY

first_imgThe future looks bright for the students who graduated from LYIT on Friday, October 25.The class of Mechanical Engineering students who were conferred at LYIT yesterday.Helena Gavigan of Rathmullan with her proud parents Seamus and Dominica.John Long from Castlefin with his parents Trevor and Gillian and sisters Lorna and Jennifer when he graduated from LYIT this week.Aoife Whelan and her proud mum at the graduation ceremony in LYIT whe she graduated with an honours degree in Nursing.Mark and Kirsty Boland who both graduated at LYIT this week. Mark received his degree in Mechanicl Engineering while Kirsty received her degree in Administration and Management.Rhonda Colhoun with her proud parents Maureen and RoyMichelle Brogan with daughters Amy and Tiegan when was conferred with her degree in Business Adminstration and Management.Graduant Leanne Mcclelland with her daughters Mia and Amy when she was conferred with her degree in Business Administration.PICTURE SPECIAL: LYIT GRADUATION DAY was last modified: October 28th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:2013educationgraduationLYITpicture speciallast_img read more

‘Hard Knocks’: Series has extra meaning for ex-Raider’s son

first_imgFrom Jon Gruden’s hilarious barbs to the bizarre antics of Antonio Brown, HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Oakland Raiders” has delivered plenty of memorable moments through its first three episodes.But for Matt Montoya, a key production assistant with the show, the best experience by far came during the team’s alumni weekend featured in the series opener. It was an event attended by his father, former Raiders’ guard Max Montoya, and his mother, Patti. And, in his eyes, it was pure …last_img

500 Gb/s network trial a global first in SA

first_img2 August 2011Undersea cable company Seacom and US-based digital optical networking equipment supplier Infinera have achieved a global first by successfully trialling a 500 Gigabits per second transmission over Seacom’s newly built network between KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.“This event is a landmark achievement and a global first,” Seacom CEO Brian Herlihy said in a statement on Monday. “It also signals the international science research and development community that global projects such as the Square Kilometre Array are well within Africa’s reach.”Live demonstrationThe trial made use of five 100 Gigabit per second (100 Gb/s) channels of coherent optical transmission over a distance of 1 732 kilometres on Monday.The trial was run over and looped back across Seacom’s newly built 930-kilometre Dark Fibre Africa fibre route, which links the Seacom Mtunzini cable landing station on the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province to the Teraco data centre in Johannesburg.The live demonstration, news of which has generated huge excitement in the industry, was witnessed by members of the scientific, research and development community at Teraco’s data centre in Johannesburg.“The trial demonstrates Seacom’s commitment to increase the pace at which African networks are deploying cutting-edge telecommunications infrastructure technology to support Africa’s rise as a primary scientific and business destination,” said Herlihy.Photonic Integrated CircuitsThe trial used Infinera’s 500 Gb/s Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), each of which integrates five 100 Gb/s coherent channels onto a single chip. The PICs were used for both transmitting and receiving the five 100 Gb/s signals during the trial.At the consumer level, the 500Gb/s PIC technology enables the download of 2 400 high-definition Blu-Ray movie files in 60 seconds, or supports the streaming of 320 000 simultaneous high definition video channels over a single fibre pair.Demand for large-capacity transmissionFibre optic transmission technologies have been developing considerably to satisfy demand for large-capacity digital transmission in public telecommunication networks worldwide.“With internet traffic growing at exponential rates, driven by video, cloud computing, and mobility, the 500G PIC technology is designed to support the required growth in network capacity, while reducing the per-bit cost, space, and power consumption,” said Infinera CEO Tom Fallon.“These attributes are in-line with Seacom’s vision to providing world-class infrastructure as African traffic continues to increase at record speeds.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Mets Start Fast With 2 HRs, Frazier Shot In 8th Beats SF 7-3

first_imgNEW YORK — Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith hit back-to-back home runs to begin the first inning, then Todd Frazier hit a tie-breaking drive in the eighth that sent the New York Mets over the San Francisco Giants 7-3 Thursday.Pinch-hitter Jeff McNeil singled home the tying run in the seventh for the Mets, stayed in the game and added an RBI single that capped a four-run eighth.New York starter Zack Wheeler overcame a long homer by Pablo Sandoval and a shot by Brandon Belt to keep it close into the late innings.New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws a pitch to San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)It was 3-all when Pete Alonso opened the Mets eighth with a single off Mark Melancon (2-1). After Michael Conforto grounded into a force play and stole second, Frazier connected.Frazier took a giant hop as he reached first base after his fifth homer of the season. Adeiny Hechavarria followed with a single and ran through third base coach Gary DiSarcina’s stop sign to easily score on Juan Lagares’ double.Juuuust got enough ? pic.twitter.com/t25sQt7Dr5— SNY (@SNYtv) June 6, 2019Seth Lugo (3-0) pitched one inning for the win. The Mets held the Giants to three hits.Rosario and Smith got the Mets off to a fast start against rookie Shaun Anderson. This was the third time in franchise history the Mets had opened the first inning with consecutive home runs, most recently by José Reyes and Asdrúbal Cabrera in 2016.San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Shaun Anderson, right, reacts as New York Mets’ Dominic Smith runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off him during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)It had been a much longer time since the Giants had given up back-to-back homers to lead off the first — it was Aug. 3, 1994, at Candlestick Park when Bud Black served them up to Cincinnati’s Jacob Brumfield and Bret Boone.Both Rosario and Smith got taken out for pinch-hitters in the seventh when the Mets scored a run to make it 3-all.San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Shaun Anderson, center left, talks to bullpen coach Matt Herges, center right, and teammates during a mound meeting in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)A walk and single set up a sacrifice bunt by pinch-hitter Carlos Gómez, and McNeil stuck his bat off for a tying, bloop single off Reyes Moronta.The Mets have homered in a team-record 13 straight games at Citi Field.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: 2B Robinson Canó didn’t play a day after tweaking his left quadriceps. Manager Mickey Callaway said the team hoped Canó would be available off the bench. The 36-year-old Canó was activated from the injured list Wednesday after being out since May 22 because of a strained left quadriceps, then limped off in the four innings with tightness in his quad.UP NEXTGiants: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-6, 8.08 ERA) pitches at home against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (5-0, 3.20). In his last start, Pomeranz was tagged by Baltimore for eight runs in 1 1/3 innings. “He just needs to get his confidence back,” manager Bruce Bochy said.Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.49) starts at home against Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (4-4, 5.33). DeGrom exited his last game with a hip cramp in the seventh inning. The NL Cy Young Award winner is 4-0 with a 1.02 ERA in six career starts vs. Colorado.By: Ben Walker, AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more