The Good and the True Delays First Performances Off-Broadway

first_imgThe American premiere of The Good and the True has delayed preview performances owing to visa issues. The show will now begin this weekend or early next week at off-Broadway’s DR2 Theatre. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production stars Isobel Pravda and Saul Reichlin. Written by Daniel and Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels, the play intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people—Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. They both spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps and acclaim from spectators—but this pales in significance compared to their earlier lives enduring the indignities of incarceration and survival at the hands of occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. View Commentscenter_img The Good and the True is still scheduled to officially open on August 3.last_img read more

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SayNopeToDope spokesperson sets the record straight on Radio NZ

first_imgMPs concerned over anti-drug campaign’s similarity to US groupRadio NZ News 2 July 2020Family First Comment: Andrew Little and Chloe Swarbrick raised concerns that a US organisation is ‘interfering’ in New Zealand politics. SAM-NZ Campaign Spokesperson, Aaron Ironside, set the record straight with Corin Dann this morning. Listen to the interview.‘Say Nope to Dope’ campaigners have come under fire for their ‘affiliation’ with a powerful US anti-cannabis lobbying group.Both groups – SAM and SAM-NZ – share the same name.SAM also provides research, speakers and experts to the New Zealand group.Several MPs have raised concerns the US organisation is ‘interfering’ in New Zealand politics.SAM-NZ insists the support goes no further than a shared name and common interest: to stop the legalisation of recreational cannabis.SAM-NZ Campaign Spokesperson, Aaron Ironside, speaks to Corin Dann.https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018753175/mps-concerned-over-anti-drug-campaign-s-similarity-to-us-groupKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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WHAT A DEAL AT KELLY’S CENTRA! FREE WATER WITH ANY PURCHASE YOU MAKE!

first_imgEURO 2016: Today, Ireland kick off their great euro adventure and Kelly’s Centra are showing their support for the Boys in Green! Kelly’s Centra are renowned for their first-class customer service, and they’ve reiterated that stance with their EURO 2016 offer. Owner Mairtin Kelly told Donegal Daily, “To celebrate Kellys Centra will give away a free bottle of water with any purchase when you show your support for the green shirt.“At Kellys Centra we always give back to their customers and today shows again our commitment to a healthy approach.“Come on you Boys in Green.”  WHAT A DEAL AT KELLY’S CENTRA! FREE WATER WITH ANY PURCHASE YOU MAKE! was last modified: June 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessEuro 2016FeaturesKelly’s Centranewslast_img read more

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Algeria hang on to win second AFCON title

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Alfred GomesAlgeriaAliou CisseBaghdad BounedjahM’Baye NiangSadio ManeSenegaltop AFCON 2019Senegal 0-1 AlgeriaCairo International Stadium, CairoFriday, 19-07-2019Algeria defeated Senegal 1-0 win the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Egypt.The Desert Foxes won the game via a Baghdad Bounedjah wicked deflected shot which looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomes in the second minute.Senegal, who have never won the competition, were awarded a penalty when Adlene Guedioura handled in the box but it was overturned after a VAR review.Despite one wave of attack after another, Algeria somehow saw out the 1-0 victory in the end to win only their second AFCON title. The first came on home soil in 1990.At the final whistle Senegal’s players collapsed on the pitch in tears, much like their coach Aliou Cisse and his peers did after losing to Cameroon in the 2002 final.Despite playing their hearts out, star player Sadio Mane was a shadow of his usual self as he failed to grab the game by the throat.The Liverpool forward could not master an effort on target and his performance left alot to be desired.Senegal were clearly the better side on the day as they dominated proceedings but could not bleach the Desert Foxes who have not lost a game at this year’s finals.Striker M’Baye Niang got Senegal’s best chances but he could not find the back of the net.First, he saw a fierce drive sail agonizingly over just before the end of the first half and then round custodian Rais M’bolhi in the second before shooting over.The Algeria shot stopper also tipped over a Youssouf Sabaly shot from just inside the area as Algeria remained resolute despite pressure from the Lions of Teranga.The decisive moment for Senegal was the reversal of the decision to award a penalty on the hour mark.Ismaila Sarr’s cross was blasted straight at whenever Guediouras arm, referee Neant Alioum pointed to the spot, but, just as the Senegal players started celebrating the decision, he quickly indicated that a VAR review was under way.After watching the replays on the pitch-side monitor, which clearly showed Guedioura’s arm being by his side, Alioum reversed the decision.Although the decision was correct, the result was harsh on Senegal, with Algeria managing only one shot on goal.This will go down as another missed chance for another golden generation for Senegal.First it was the squad of the early 2000s which featured Cisse, El Hadji Diouf, Bauba Diop, Ferdinand Colly and Khal Fhadiga, and now this.However, all hope is not lost as a side that features stars in their middle 20s will have another chance to go one better in Cameroon 2021, that is if they can negotiate through qualification and reach the finals.Comments last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, April 22, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few tweaks to the forecast this morning and they are allowing for a few more dry areas to try and develop over the next week. Unfortunately, we don’t think it will be enough to really give a good planting window statewide. Here is what we see this morning.We are dry all day today. We expect a partly to mostly sunny day with temps near to slightly above normal. High pressure this morning is in northern West Virginia, meaning south winds continue to dominate today on the backside of that high, which will help temperatures climb. Tomorrow, we have some moisture returning to Ohio. We see scattered showers over about 65% of the state. These showers will focus on the northern half to three quarters of the state, with the southern quarter of Ohio seeing nothing really tomorrow. Rain totals tomorrow will be a few hundredths to .4”. Then from tomorrow night through Wednesday, we shift the action south into southern Ohio, with similar rain totals, but coverage down to about 40%.  Wednesday night thunderstorms move into the SW Ohio, and then drift across the rest of the state. Those can have some heavier moisture, with rain totals at .25″-1″ and coverage near 75%. Notice that we see some significant holes showing up in that rain coverage tomorrow through Thursday. That may lead to some locations getting some better drying than others. WE are looking at a fully dry set of days for Friday and Saturday…meaning some of those drier holes can be looking at 3 or 4 days of dry weather in a row. This will be a minority in Ohio, but it is possible.Overnight Saturday night, we see some clouds and can’t rule out a few widely scattered showers. Rain totals will be a few hundredths to .1” with 40% coverage. This really is not a big deal, but we can’t quite wave the “all clear” flag yet. We will be watching to see if this moisture actually goes away. Sunday should be sunny and dry in Ohio again. So, putting it all together, the map at right is a look at combined rain potential for the week, with the period ending Sunday night.However, whether we are able to see that Saturday night moisture fade or not, we finish the 10 day window on a wet note. Rain arrives again for Monday the 29th, bringing .5”-2” over 75% of the state. Scattered showers linger next Tuesday, the 30th and can trigger a few hundredths to .25” with 30% coverage. Then we have rain from I-70 north net Wednesday, May 1st, with potential for .2”-.7” over 60% of the northern half of Ohio. This pattern will bring drying to a screeching halt and will set field work progress potential back once again if it comes to fruition.In the extended period, additional rains are likely for the May 2-4 time frame, with combined totals at half to 1.5”. Coverage will be around 80% of the state. Then after a couple of days of dry weather, another front is likely around the 6th and 7th that brings up to half an inch over 70% of Ohio. Behind that we may be able to put together a drier forecast window into mid-May.last_img read more

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Eggins wins Rod Wise Medal

first_imgPenrith Touch Association and the Sydney Mets’ Director of Referees, Greg Eggins has been recognised for his contribution to the sport of Touch Football at the New South Wales Touch Association’s Blues Dinner, being named the Rod Wise Medal winner for the Volunteer of the Year. Eggins has been involved in the sport of Touch Football, particularly in the arm of refereeing, for close to 30 years, both in Australia and abroad. Eggins told the audience at the Blues Dinner that he was ‘very honoured’ to accept the award.“There are a lot of good people in this room who spend a lifetime for our sport, we’re an amateur sport and there is a lot of dedicated people here. I’m very honoured to be here tonight to accept this award, there are a lot of other people who could also be here too as well,” Eggins said.  In his role of Director of Referees at Penrith, Eggins has helped develop a large number of junior referees, including three of the five current Talented Referees Youth Squad (TRYS) members. “I’ve had a lot of fun the past couple of years especially with the development of junior referees and had the honour of three selected in April this year out of five vacancies and that was a highlight.”“I’ve got 14 referees at Penrith that are teenagers from 12 refereeing Men’s division one up to age 17 or 18 and I dedicate this award to them including Nick Thornton, aged 12, and Emma Thornton who could probably do my job at Penrith as the Director of Referees as she’s learnt a lot over the past 18 months.”Eggins’ Touch Football career started in the mid 1980’s in Brisbane, before going overseas and then coming back to continue his work in the referee discipline. “I started in Brisbane in 1985, went to England, helped form the UK Touch Association, came back and spent time in Canberra in 1989 when I was the assistant Director of Referees and then Parramatta. Then Hawkesbury in 1991, up to RAAF Base Williamtown in 1992/93, helping out Tilligerry and Wallsend. I had a lot of referees at the RAAF Base, about 50 referees and pushed them out to Maitland, Newcastle and Tilligerry. As the Mets Director I’ve got to try and help the other affiliates, I’d like to do more, it’s not easy and you rely on the other Referee Directors to help develop referees.”“There’s a lot of good friends in the room who have helped me develop referees, coach referees and be a team leader at tournaments. To all of the players, they are the challenge, they always push the boundaries, they love gamesmanship and our job is there to referee in an unbiased manner as we can and that’s what I pride myself on and try to do. So as I get older, I try to put more back into the junior referees now because that’s our future and we need those referees.”Related LinksRod Wise Medallast_img read more

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COSCO Dalian Delivers Babylon

first_imgzoom COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard, a subsidiary of COSCO Shipyard Group, has delivered Babylon, an oil tanker newbuilding, to a buyer from Singapore. The 24,200 dwt ship was delivered to Heng Tong Fuels and Shipping, according to information provided by VesselsValue.With a gross tonnage of 20,421, Babylon features a length of 150 meters and a width of 36 meters.The tanker’s market value currently stands at USD 19 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Including the recently delivered Babylon, Heng Tong Fuels and Shipping’s fleet comprises eight tankers which have a total size of 70,300 dwt.last_img read more

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Govt appoints five SPs in CBI

first_imgNew Delhi: The government on Friday appointed five superintendents of police in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), according to a Personnel Ministry order. Of these five officers, three — Sudha Singh, Thomson Jose and Jayadevan A — are from the Indian Police Service (IPS), it said. The two other officers belong to the Indian Revenue Service. While Singh is a 2006-batch Odisha-cadre officer, Jose is a 2009-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre. Jayadevan is from 2008 batch, Madhya Pradesh cadre. Ashok Kumar, a 2006-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) has also been appointed as SP in the central probe agency. Lalit Mohan Jindal, a 2008-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax), has also been appointed in the CBI, the order said. All these officers have been appointed as SP for four years, it said. The appointments of IRS officers assume significance as the CBI is probing various high profile financial fraud cases.last_img read more

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Pak approves plan to open ancient Hindu temple corridor in PoK

first_imgIslamabad: The Pakistan government on Monday approved a proposal to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient Hindu temple and cultural site in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, according to a media report. The Sharda Peeth corridor, when opened, will be the second religious tract after Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan-controlled territory that will connect the two neighbouring nations. India had already sent a proposal to Pakistan to open the temple corridor, the Express Tribune reported quoting sources in Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “After Kartarpur, a piece of big news is in the offing for Hindus. Some of the government officials will visit the area and will later submit a report to the prime minister,” the sources said. When asked to comment on the development, official sources in New Delhi said India had made this request several times as part of the Composite Dialogue between India and Pakistan. The proposal was made keeping in mind the wishes and the religious sentiments of the people, they said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Established in 237 B.C. during the reign of Emperor Ashoka, the 5,000-year-old Sharada Peeth is an abandoned temple and ancient centre of learning dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning. Between the 6th and 12th centuries C.E, Sharada Peeth was one of the foremost temple universities of the Indian subcontinent. It is also one of the three famous holy sites for Kashmiri Pandits, the other two being the Martand Sun Temple in Anantnag and the Amarnath temple. Kashmiri Pandit organisations have been demanding opening of the Sharda Peeth corridor for many years now. “Pakistan has decided to open the Sharda temple. Work on the project will start from the current year after which Hindus in Pakistan will also be able to visit the site,” Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar said. “I am going to visit the place in a couple of days. I will also send a report to Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he added. In November last year, the Pakistani premier had laid the foundation stone for the 4-km Kartarpur corridor at Shakargarh in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The corridor is expected to be completed by 2019 and will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur — the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev — with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Guru Nanak Dev.last_img read more

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South Africa children ‘raped’ for AIDS cure

first_imgJOHANNESBURG –  South Africa has one of the highest incidences of rape in the world with 144 reports of rape every dayChildren are falling prey to rampant rape in South Africa over a long perception that having sexual intercourse with a virgin child cures from AIDS.“We are very concerned about the current situation in the country where kids are being targeted for the wrong reasons,” Joan Van Niekerk, national director for Child Line South Africa, a non-profit organization that works to protect children from violence, told Anadolu Agency.She said that many children, some as young as six months, had been raped over the belief that this would cure from HIV/AIDS.“We are currently sensitizing traditional healers because some of them have been advising their clients to have sexual intercourse with child virgins claiming this would cure them from HIV/AIDS,” she added.On Tuesday, two girls, aged two and three, were found dead in a cubicle of a community toilet in a township north of Johannesburg.Police are investigating whether the two children had been raped before being murdered.The horrifying murders had sparked protests in the township with residents accusing the police of failing to protect them.“These gruesome incidents of extreme torture and murder of our children do not belong to the society that we are continuously striving to build together,” South African President Jacob Zuma said.He, however, appealed to South Africans not to take the matters into their hands, and called for cooperation with police to bring perpetrators to justice.South Africa has one of the highest incidences of rape in the world with 144 reports of rape every day.Interpol has named South Africa as the “rape capital of the world”, where less than 1 percent of rape cases were reported to police.According to Interpol, a woman born in South Africa is more likely to be raped than educated.South Africa has also one of the highest cases of HIV/AIDS infection in Africa.– Family revengeActivists complain that South African children are also targeted when relationships get sour between partners.“We are currently conducting a campaign advising people to resolve their relationships without hurting any children,” Van Niekerk told AA.On Wednesday, two children, aged one and three, were found dead next to their critically injured mother in a field in Katlehong township, east of Johannesburg.Police believe that the killing is linked to a family dispute.“It appears as if they were dropped by the husband in an open place and then the husband drove away. They are all Mozambican nationals,” police colonel Katlego Mogale said.Lwazi Fihlela, director of Child Care South Africa, opines that the HIV/AIDS cure myth has increased the number of child abuse cases in the country.“Some communities in our country believe in the myth that raping a virgin child cures AIDS, but that’s not the only cause of the high rates of child abuse in South Africa,” Fihlela told AA.He said that most parents don’t value their children, giving an example where male parents have been convicted for raping their own daughters.Fihlela said his organization is currently running a campaign aimed at making people to take action if a child complains of abuses.“We are raising awareness by educating children on different forms of abuse and encouraging them to report such cases,” he said.He said that the campaign has already begun to bear fruits.“Many children have come forward and reported their perpetrators to the authorities.”last_img read more

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