Barrett Foa Will Step into Babs’ Basement in Buyer & Cellar

first_imgThere’s some employee shifting happening at Babs’ underground mall! Broadway vet Barrett Foa will begin performances in the off-Broadway hit Buyer & Cellar on May 27, taking over for Christopher J. Hanke. Foa will play Alex More in the one-man play, a role originated by Michael Urie (who will launch the show’s national tour in May). Foa has appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Avenue Q and Mamma Mia!. His television credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, Entourage, NCIS, Numb3rs, Six Degrees and The Closer. Buyer & Cellar Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 View Comments Buyer & Cellar had its world premiere in April 2013 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, where it played a sold-out, extended run before transferring to the Barrow Street Theatre where it opened June 24, 2013. Written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, the show tells the story of a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself taking an odd job working in the Malibu basement of a certain Funny Girl Hollywood mega-star. When the A-lister makes a rare appearance one day, Buyer & Cellar launches into an outrageous look at fame and the price that accompanies it. Related Showslast_img read more

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Injury means McIlroy likely to miss Open Championship.

first_imgThe injury occurred during a soccer kick about, and has also seen the world number one suffer associated joint capsule damage.McIlroy says he will continue to assess extent of injury and treatment plan, and that rehab has already started.He’s almost certainly out of the Open Championship, which begins at St. Andrew’s on Thursday week.last_img

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Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world’s best

first_imgBoth Messi and Ronaldo have won FIFA’s award in different guises five times each, and the Portuguese can move out on his own after winning a third straight Champions League title with Real Madrid before heading for pastures new with Juventus in July.For a sixth straight season, Ronaldo was the Champions League’s top scorer with 15 goals and also scored four times at the World Cup, including a hat-trick against Spain in a thrilling 3-3 draw to open Portugal’s campaign.However, Portugal’s last 16 exit to Uruguay in Russia and Ronaldo’s failure to score in the semi-finals or final of the Champions League has opened the door for Modric.– ‘The year of Luka’ –Luka Modric was crowned the best player at the World Cup for his performances with Croatia © AFP / Johannes EISELECroatia’s captain was an inspirational figure as they surpassed all expectations to reach the World Cup final and also played a big role in Madrid’s Champions League and Club World Cup wins.“I hope that Luka will be the best player in the world,” Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic told AFP.“He deserves it because he was the best player in the Club World Cup and the best player in the World Cup.“Messi and Ronaldo are fantastic players, but this year is the year of Luka.”Salah also makes the podium for the first time after an incredible 44-goal debut season for Liverpool that carried the Reds to the Champions League final.However, a shoulder injury suffered early on in the final robbed him of the chance to help Liverpool lift the trophy and also meant he wasn’t in peak condition to lead Egypt’s World Cup bid.Despite scoring in each of his two appearances in Russia, The Pharaohs bowed out at the group stage with three defeats.France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps is favourite to win the best coach award ahead of Dalic and former Real coach Zinedine Zidane, who stepped down in June after overseeing three Champions League triumphs in just two and a half years in charge.Even if they lose out on the best player award, Messi and Ronaldo could walk away with a prize as they are both nominated for the Puskas award for best goal.Messi’s solitary World Cup goal against Nigeria and Ronaldo’s spectacular overhead kick against his future employers in the Champions League quarter-finals are two of 10 goals on the shortlist, also including Gareth Bale’s acrobatic strike for Real in the Champions League final.The best goalkeeper prize is to be contested by France captain Hugo Lloris, Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel and Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois, whose World Cup heroics earned him a move to Madrid from Chelsea.Lyon’s Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg and German midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan are joined by Brazilian five-time winner Marta of Orlando Pride in the running for the best women’s player after winning the Champions League with the French giants.Reynold Pedros of Lyon, Japan boss Asako Takakura and Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman are in the running for best women’s coach.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luka Modric, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo are the finalists to win FIFA’s player of the year award on Monday © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO, Lindsey PARNABY, Javier SORIANOLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 24 – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards is under threat from Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah when FIFA’s player of the year is announced on Monday.For the first time in 12 years Messi is not even nominated among the three finalists for the award after early exits for Argentina at the World Cup and Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.last_img read more

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Chef Brian McDermott to officially launch Bia Bundoran Food & Drink Festival

first_imgAuthor, broadcaster, award-winning celebrity chef and chef/proprietor of the Foyle Hotel in Moville, Brian McDermott will officially open the Bia Bundoran Food & Drink Festival this Friday evening.The launch will take place in Madden’s Bridge Bar and will also incorporate the launch of the limited edition Roguey Pale Ale which has been brewed especially for the festival by the Donegal Brewing Company based in Ballyshannon.Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth with Brendan O’Reilly of the Donegal Brewing Company with the new Roguey Pale AleBundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth is coordinating the festival and said ‘it’s great news that Brian has very kindly agreed to officially launch Bia Bundoran. Fans of Brian will be familiar with Brian’s passion for local food and of course Donegal and that has made him a regular guest on the Irish food festival circuit. Following his success with the world’s best cook book written by a chef “Donegal Table” this year, we are thankful to him for taking time out of his very busy schedule to do the honours for us on Friday.” Brian McDermott added “I’m delighted to be invited to officially open the inaugural Bia Bundoran Food & Drink Festival. Food tourism is such an important aspect of the offering of county Donegal and the more great events like Bia Bundoran that exist to promote the wonderful range of food and drink available the length and breadth of the county, the better. Having travelled the world talking about food, it’s always nice to get home and offer the support to our own community.’Bia Bundoran Food & Drink Festival takes place from this Friday September 20th to Sunday September 22nd in Bundoran, County Donegal offering a range of food and drink events to special offers from food providers across the town. More details are available on the website www.discoverbundoran.com/bia. Many events require pre-booking. All contact info is online.Chef Brian McDermott to officially launch Bia Bundoran Food & Drink Festival was last modified: September 17th, 2019 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:bia bundoranChef Brian McDermottFood festivallast_img read more

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How do Warriors handle Giannis Antetokounmpo without Draymond Green?

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors forever marvel at Draymond Green’s physically imposing presence, his defensive smarts and positional versatility. The Warriors also admire how Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo uses his 6-foot-11, 242-pound frame to score, rebound and play nearly all five positions.The Warriors (10-1) would usually lean on Green to neutralize such a threat. But Green will sit out of Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks (8-2) at Oracle Arena because of a sprained …last_img read more

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Cassini Celebrates 10 Years in Space

first_imgThe Cassini team is reveling in the outpouring of public praise for the mission.  Launched on October 15, 1997, Cassini-Huygens has spent ten years in space and is over three fourths the way through its prime mission, to explore the Saturn system, its rings, moons, magnetic field and the large moon Titan (see ESA and NASA).    Scientific discoveries continue to pour in.  Unless the spacecraft fails or funding is cut off, there is no end in sight for one of the most successful outer planet missions in history.  The Cassini Imaging Team has posted a gallery of recent hi-res color images at Ciclops.org.  One picture in particular seems suitable for the occasion: a dazzling rainbow on the rings caused by the “opposition effect” of sun glint on icy ring particles (also posted by JPL).    Several recent discoveries were reported in the literature:Tropical Titan:  the University of Chicago described Titan as a tropical moon – in its own way.  Despite the -290 degree chill, Titan has an atmosphere saturated with methane that acts like the humidifier and moisturizer for this bizarre world.  At that temperature, in fact, methane is even more volatile than water is on Earth.  EurekAlert even gave the weather forecast: “Morning forecast on Titan calls for widespread methane drizzle off Xanadu.”  See also another EurekAlert article that says the European Southern Observatory shares credit for this discovery.Southern Lakes:  The latest radar swath taken by Cassini across Titan’s southern latitudes revealed some lakes there, too – but fewer, apparently, because it is summertime in the south.  If the mission continues for several more years, scientists are eager to see if the southern lakes grow and the northern lakes dry up as summer shifts northward.  See the JPL press release for a montage of the northern lakes and a shot of the southern lake; see also European Space Agency.Runaway Iapetus:  Preliminary explanations for the black-and-white case of Iapetus are starting to come in after last month’s close flyby (see 09/13/2007).  Some scientists think, according to a JPL press release, that solar heating leads to a process called thermal segregation.  The water ice in the more-absorbent dark material sublimates and re-deposits on the cold white parts – a runaway and irreversible effect.  This may explain why dark material tends to puddle in the bottoms of craters or hang on crater walls facing the equator.  They believe the dark material is only about a foot deep.  Whatever the explanation, the amazing images of Iapetus from the September 10 flyby are sure to occupy scientists for years to come.The Ancient Mountains of Iapetus:  Because the mysterious mountain ridge on Iapetus is heavily cratered, scientists assume it is ancient.  They are ruling out theories that a ring collapsed onto the surface, because it would not explain apparent tectonic features associated with the ridge.  See the JPL press release.Jet Blue:  A lovely limb shot of Enceladus with its geyser plumes colored blue was released in another JPL press release.  Imaging team scientists Jason Spitale and Carolyn Porco were able to line up the plumes with the tiger stripes.  Their results, published in Nature last week,1 suggest that more hot spots will be found in future flybys.1.  Spitale and Porco, “Association of the jets of Enceladus with the warmest regions on its south-polar fractures,” Nature 449, 695-697 (11 October 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature06217.Like Jupiter (10/15/2007), Saturn was filled with surprises.  Nothing in the Saturn system requires billions of years; many things require mere thousands.  A lot of needless cerebral horsepower is expended trying to keep apparently young phenomena going for unnecessary eons.  We can enjoy the show without the mythology.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Brand South Africa lights up the sky for Mandela

first_img13 December 2013People living near the centre of Johannesburg will be able to witness a unique light show each night until Sunday as Brand South Africa projects the colours of the national flag into the sky from Constitution Hill.The sky lights were first lit up on Wednesday, and will be lit up daily from 6pm to 2pm until Sunday night, the day of Mandela’s burial at his birthplace in Qunu in the Eastern Cape.“One of the greatest gifts [Mandela] bequeathed to this nation is the courage and strength to believe in a tomorrow that is better than today, a tomorrow in which our people live in dignity and prosperity,” Brand South Africa Chairperson Chichi Maponya said in a statement following Mandela’s passing last Thursday.“It is now up to each of us to carry his work forward, to play our part to ensure his legacy endures and South Africa continues to inspire triumph over seemingly insurmountable challenges.”Constitution Hill, overlooking the city of Johannesburg, is more than just the site of South Africa’s Constitutional Court – the highest court in the country on constitutional matters.The multi-million rand Constitution Hill development was one of South Africa’s most ambitious public building projects following the country’s first democratic elections in 1994, and gave rise to some of the new South Africa’s most admired architecture.A multi-purpose, multi-faceted heritage precinct in the heart of the city, Constitution Hill was built on the 100-acre site of a century-old prison complex where the leaders of every major South African liberation group – Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi among them – were once detained.A journey to the section of Constitution Hill’s Old Fort complex that was reserved for black men, Number Four, deepens one’s understanding of how the apartheid system made criminals of “non-whites”. Number Four was once home to prisoners such as Mahatma Ghandi, Robert Sobukwe and the students of the 1976 Soweto uprising.Mandela spent two weeks in the Old Fort’s Awaiting Trial Block, now demolished, in December 1956, before being transferred to Pretoria for the remainder of the lengthy Treason Trial.And in August 1962, he spent a few weeks in the Old Fort hospital. He wasn’t ill, but he was kept there because of his status, and possibly because it was believed that he could more easily escape from Number Four, where the other black male prisoners were kept.Housed in the cell where Mandela was held prisoner, a permanent exhibition documents the time that he spent both at Robben Island and at the Old Fort.Entrance to Constitution Hill is free.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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South Africa takes the G77 hotseat

first_img12 January 2015South Africa has assumed the chair of the largest coalition of developing countries in the UN, the Group of 77 (G77).The G77 provides the means for the countries of the south to articulate and promote their collective economic interests, and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic and development issues in the UN’s system.The body also promotes south-south co-operation and strengthens economic and technical co-operation among developing countries themselves.Accepting the responsibility of chairing the G77, the deputy minister of international relations and co-operation (Dirco), Luwellyn Landers, thanked the members of the G77 for placing their trust and confidence in South Africa.Landers also paid a special tribute to Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma, for Bolivia’s stewardship of the G77 and China during 2014.He said South Africa would “spare no effort in continuing Bolivia’s legacy by ensuring that we collectively enhance the development agenda of the south”.South Africa will chair the G77 during the 70th anniversary of the UN at a crucial juncture in the global community’s efforts to agree on the development priorities and goals needed to take the work of the Millennium Development Goals forward and to transform development beyond 2015.This year is also a critically important year for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as a new legal instrument that contains commitments for both developed and developing countries is expected to be adopted under the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action.During its term, South Africa will be responsible for negotiating and speaking on behalf of two-thirds of the UN membership on key development issues.“After 50 distinguished years, the G77 remains all the more relevant, specifically at this important juncture when the international community is considering our collective development aspirations beyond 2015,” said Landers.SANewslast_img read more

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Political developments in Maharashtra on November 25, 2019

first_imgLocked in a protracted power tussle with the BJP in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress “paraded” 162 MLAs in a Mumbai five-star hotel on November 25 evening in a show of united strength.The move came hours after the leaders of the three parties submitted a letter to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari claiming that they have the requisite numbers to form government.Which combine will win the floor test in Maharashtra Assembly? Who is legally the leader of NCP Legislature Party? Is the early morning swearing-in valid? The answers to some of these questions are still unknown as the Supreme Court reserved its order on the Maharashtra floor test issue for November 26.Maharashtra politics live updates | Show of strength by non-BJP parties at Hotel HyattHere are the latest political developments in Maharashtra:9.38 pm: Some Opposition parties led by the Congress are likely to boycott the joint sitting of Parliament on Tuesday called to commemorate the Constitution Day and will hold a protest against the political developments in Maharashtra.9.19 pm: A day before the Supreme Court rules on floor test for Maharashtra government led by Devendra Fadnavis whose swearing-in has been challenged by Shiv Sena- NCP-Congress combine, the three parties paraded 162 MLAs in a show of strength here.9.00 pm: NCP chief Sharad Pawar told a gathering of MLAs that he would personally ensure that none of them loses membership for voting against the BJP during floor test in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.7.32 pm: Hitting out at the BJP-Ajit Pawar government in Maharashtra, the Congress alleged that the only decision it has taken in “public interest” was to close corruption cases and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come clean on the issue.5.32 pm: The Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress will “parade” 162 MLAs in a five-star hotel in Mumbai on Monday evening as a proof of their combined strength in the 288-member Assembly, senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut said.4.24 pm: Vehement protests by opposition members, especially those from the Congress, in the Lok Sabha over the political crisis in Maharashtra forced adjournment of the House proceedings for the day, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi dubbing the developments in the state as “murder of democracy”.3.14 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi led a protest in Parliament premises against the BJP’s move to form the government in Maharashtra as senior leaders from the opposition party raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.2.49 pm: The Congress said its alliance with the NCP and the Shiv Sena had the support of 154 MLAs and the BJP will get a “befitting reply” in the Maharashtra Assembly floor test.2.42 pm: NCP chief Sharad Pawar said he was not behind Ajit Pawar’s decision to align with the BJP and become the deputy chief minister and asserted that his party along with Congress and Shiv Sena will form the next government in Maharashtra.2.41 pm: Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day after the Congress and other opposition parties stalled functioning of the House over developments in Maharashtra.2.31 pm: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said his party, the NCP and Congress will prove to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari that they have the numbers to form government in Maharashtra.2.11 pm: Amid the political uncertainty in Maharashtra, NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik posted a motivational couplet on Twitter to send across a message that nothing could deter them from succeeding.1.14 pm: NCP MLAs Daulat Daroda, Nitin Pawar and Narhari Zirwal, who were ‘missing’ since Saturday after attending the swearing-in of Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, return to Mumbai on Monday.12.13 am: The Supreme Court will give its order on Maharashtra government formation on Tuesday, says the apex court while hearing the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine’s plea against the governor’s decision to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister.11.34 am: The Centre tells the Supreme Court that BJP has the support of all 54 NCP MLAs to form a government in Maharashtra. It asks the apex court for two to three days to file a reply to the plea against the governor’s decision to invite Devendra Fadnavis to become Chief Minister.11:23 am: NCP chief Sharad Pawar asserts that his party along with the Congress and Shiv Sena will form government in Maharashtra.11.15 am: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, other party leaders hold a protest in Parliament premises against the BJP’s move to form a government in Maharashtra along with the NCP.10.46 am: The Supreme Court commences hearing on a plea filed by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine against the Maharashtra governor’s decision to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister.10:44 am: Amid the high political drama in Maharashtra and fear of ‘poaching’ of MLAs, the NCP has shifted its legislators from a five-star resort to two other hotels in Mumbai.10:24 am: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said leaders of his party and the NCP and Congress will meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday to present their side for government formation in the state.9:45 am: The Congress parliamentary strategy group meets at party chief Sonia Gandhi’s residence in Delhi in the backdrop of the Maharashtra political situation.Congress likely to raise the issue of Devendra Fadnavis’ swearing-in along with Ajit Pawar in both houses of Parliament.9:40 am: The Shiv Sena hits out at BJP, says those who did not respect their 25-year-long friendship with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party will one day dump NCP leader Ajit Pawar as well.9:09 am: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accuses the BJP of disregarding the Constitution in Maharashtra and repeating the “game” it played in Karnataka.last_img read more

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CWG 2014: 16-year-old Malaika Goel wins silver medal for India

first_imgThe 16-year-old Indian shooter missed out on the gold by a mere 1.5 points in the 10m air pistol competitionIn yet another fairytale finish for the Indian contingent at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Indian shooter Malaika Goel clinched a silver medal in the 10m air pistol competition on Friday.The 16-year-old, who hails from Punjab, started on a very confident note to go upfront after 8 shots. But, she failed to maintain her consistency in the later stage of the competition and eventually missed out on the gold by a mere 1.5 points.Singapore’s Teo, who was on the brink of elimination in the early stage, came back strong to finish at the top with 198.6 points against Goel’s 197.1.Goel was under immense pressure after India’s experienced shooter Heena Sidhu crashed out finishing at the seventh spot with a score of 95.8 points in the competition.Goel, who is supported by non-profit organisation Olympic Gold Quest, was touted to be a bright prospect at the Games.She beat a world-class field of Indian women pistol shooters, including world cup medal winners Rahi Sarnobat, Heena Sidhu and Annuraj Singh, to win the National 10m air pistol gold medal in December last year.She won a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in December 2012 and in February 2013 she went on to win the National trials where she beat top senior shooters of the country. She also bagged a silver medal at the Asian Air Gun Championships in China in December 2012.last_img read more

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