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1 tweet from Rihanna on farmer protests gets India incensed

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — It took just one tweet from Rihanna to anger the Indian government and supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party. The pop star tweeted a link to a news story on the farmer protests that have gripped India. Now, senior officials, Indian celebrities and India’s foreign ministry are urging compatriots to denounce outsiders trying to divide the country. Tens of thousands of farmers have been protesting new agriculture laws they say will devastate their earnings. The protests are posing a major challenge for Modi who has billed the laws as necessary to modernize Indian farming. Greta Thunberg and the niece of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris are among those who tweeted their support, triggering a social media storm back in India.last_img

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Coming to 54 Below: Maggots, Queens & Tappers!

first_img LESLI MARGHERITA “All Hail the Queen” – 6/13 & 14 at 11PM The queen is back! The Broadway.com vlogger returns to 54 Below to perform updated versions of familiar classics, as well as some new songs. The Matilda firecracker takes on the crowd with her signature sass and hilarious storytelling. GET TICKETS Tony Yazbeck JOE CASSIDY “Rock Star (Both Inches)” – 5/8 at 11:30PM He grew up in Wisconsin, gave law school a fair trial, then found his place on the boards. But before that, he dreamed of becoming a rock legend. The If/Then cast member brings to the Broadway supper club a set that includes music be Styx, Foreigner, The Who and U2. GET TICKETS Justin Guarini MILLY & ABIGAIL SHAPIRO “The Shapiro Sisters: Live Out Loud!” – 5/5 & 21 at 7PM Move over, Callaways; a pint-sized sister act is coming to 54 Below! Singing siblings Milly (Matilda) and Abigail (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas) team up alongside Matilda mom Lesli Margherita (5/5) and Andrea McArdle (5/21) for a tribute to Broadway characters that have touched their hearts. GET TICKETS JUSTIN GUARINI “Lovesick” – 6/2 at 9:30PM Fiyero’s not the only one whose reputation is “so scandalacious!” The current Wicked star Guarini, will make his 54 Below debut in June with a show full of music and revealing stories about the horrifying places love has taken him: from a Catholic School closet to American Idol hotel rooms. GET TICKETS It may finally be getting warm outside, but even in summer, 54 Below is always the hottest spot in town, with the venue featuring dozens of stage stars strutting their stuff every week. Below are some of the exciting just-announced, sure-to-be amazing, upcoming nights at Broadway’s supper club. CHUCK COOPER “Jazz Poetry” – 7/1 & 8 at 7PM The words of Langston Hughes, Dr. Maya Angelou and more have always been melodic, but not like this! Tony winner Cooper brings a new show to 54 Below that celebrates the composers who have brought music to the poems of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Right movement, plus rap and slam. GET TICKETS Lesli Margherita EMILY BERGL “Til I Get It Right” – 6/10 at 7PM & 6/13 & 14 at 8PM Perhaps the only act that combines Berlin with Blondie, Rodgers and Hammerstein with Tracey Chapman and Coward with Britney. Known for her roles on Desperate Housewives and Southland, Bergl promises a night that’s heartbreaking, droll and a little dangerous. GET TICKETS Star Files View All (5) MATT DOYLE 5/22 at 7PM & 5/24 at 8:30PM After performing on the 54 Below stage with the Skivvies, Broadway hearthrob Doyle has his own show, presumably with clothes on! The Jasper in Deadland star will present original music alongside co-writer Will Van Dyke, as well as some pop classics he has been waiting to sing for a crowd. GET TICKETS TONY YAZBECK “The Floor Above Me”with Curtis Holbrook & Melinda Sullivan – 7/28 at 9:30PM, 8/1 at 11PM & 11 at 9:30PM Song and dance man Yazbeck marks his 54 Below debut with tenor tunes and toe-tapping moves. In addition to crooning the songs of Joni Mitchell, MGM and more, Yazbeck will invite Curtis Holbrook and Melinda Sullivan to the stage for some stellar tap dancing. GET TICKETS View Comments Chuck Cooper Emily Bergllast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Casting Set for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Casting Set for Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HamletWe now know all the lucky souls who will be joining Benedict Cumberbatch on stage in the hotly anticipated Hamlet. Rudi Dharmalingam will play Guildenstern, with Matthew Steer as Rosencrantz; rounding out the company will be Barry Aird, Eddie Arnold, Nigel Carrington, Ruairi Conaghan, Colin Haigh, Paul Ham, Diveen Henry, Karl Johnson, Amaka Okafor, Dan Parr, Jan Shepherd, Morag Siller, Sergo Vares and Dwane Walcott. As previously reported, Ciarán Hinds takes on the role of Claudius, with Tony winner Jim Norton as Polonius, Anastasia Hille as Gertrude, Siân Brooke as Ophelia, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Laertes and Leo Bill as Horatio. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, rehearsals began today and previews start on August 5 at London’s Barbican Theatre. And speaking of Cumberbatch…Arise ‘Sir’ Kevin Spacey!Oscar nominee Cumberbatch was among those named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours as well as just becoming a Dad! He collected a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), as did fellow stage and screen star Chiwetel Ejiofor. Tony and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey received an honorary Knighthood, although it doesn’t mean you can call him Sir Kevin—as he’s American he just gets some sort of jewelry to wear. Other notable names to garner nods included Tony and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and West End fave Michael Ball, who both picked up OBEs (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).School of Rock Will Play LondonAndrew Lloyd Webber’s upcoming School of Rock—The Musical marks the first time he has opened a show on Broadway before London since Jesus Christ Superstar in 1971. However, that doesn’t mean that a West End production isn’t in the works. “We’ll play London after New York,” the composer told The New York Post. We have a feeling that this won’t be the only other city wanting to be in the band!Tracy Letts & Danny Burstein Board IndignationA trio of Broadway vets have been tapped for the big screen adaptation of Philip Roth’s best-selling novel Indignation, directed by James Schamus. Tony winner Tracy Letts, upcoming Fiddler headliner Danny Burstein and his Cabaret partner-in-crime Linda Emond, will all star in the film, Deadline reports. Production is scheduled to begin in and around the Big Apple this week for the 1951-set story about an idealistic son of a kosher butcher, played by Logan Lerman.Justin Long’s Double Duty at WTFMore big names have joined the already starry lineup for this year’s Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions and Justin Long will now perform in two shows. On the Main Stage: completing the cast of Off the Main Road are Daniel Sharman (Teen Wolf) and Jeremy Davidson (Army Wives); Kristolyn Lloyd (Heathers: The Musical) rounds out the cast of Paradise Blue; and Glynn Turman (The Wire) finalizes the company of A Moon for the Misbegotten. On the Nikos Stage, Christina Sajous (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Clara Young (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Jessica Phillips (Leap of Faith) will all join new musical Unknown Soldier, and last but by no means least, An Intervention will feature Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie) and Long (Ed) as part of a rotating cast. It will be double duty for Long, as he’s also appearing in the production of Legacy at the Nikos. Time for a Broadway.com field trip! View Commentslast_img read more

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Channel your inner salesperson

first_imgMany people despise the typical salesperson. If I were to ask the average person walking down the street if they were in sales, I’d probably hear a resounding and collective, “NO!” And guess what my response would be: “Oh, you’re not?  Well, I hate to break it to you, but we are all in sales. Nothing happens until something is sold.”That’s important so I’ll say it again: nothing happens until something is sold! It’s no secret, sales people have received a bad reputation over the years; and in all honesty, it may have been warranted at times. Ask someone how they feel about car salesmen, insurance salesman, or even a kitchen knife salesmen, and you will probably see their nose turn up or a grimace appear on their face. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard,“Oh my goodness, I hate sales!  There is no way I would ever consider selling in any capacity!”Nothing happens until something is soldAs you’re reading this blog on your laptop, desktop computer, hand-held device, tablet, or even printed out on paper, I want you to consider the fact that someone had to engage in a sales situation to deliver the medium that is allowing you to read these words. 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Renovations to acreage property take advantage of warmer climate

first_img2 Esk Court, Carbrook. 2 Esk Court, Carbrook.Mr Scutts said the property would suit a middle-aged couple with children.“It’s really suited for people who want to get out and live,” Mr Scutts said.“It has complete privacy and there’s the enjoyment of getting friends over.”A spectacular timber deck and bespoke Bali hut provides the perfect platform to soak up the sun, supervise children’s playground activities, host the largest of family gatherings or simply appreciate the luxury of calm and seclusion.Deborah Evans Properties selling agent Alison Hewett said the property set a benchmark in modern family acreage living.“It’s exceptionally private and immaculately presented,” Ms Hewett said.“This sleek and contemporary home is brilliantly displayed against five acres of stunning natural landscape.”She said the property was vibrant by day and magical by night. 2 Esk Court, Carbrook.Ross Scutts and his partner Ellie Gonsalves say renovating their Carbrook property and moving on to another project was always in the pipeline.Mr Scutts, a keen renovator, said they had lived there for about two years.“We bought the property from a lovely older couple, and we have done over half a million dollars worth of renovations to the property,” Mr Scutts said. 2 Esk Court, Carbrook. 2 Esk Court, Carbrook.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 2 Esk Crt goes to auction on August 12 at 4pm.Mr Scutts said the five-acre (two hectare) property, with a swimming pool and landscaped gardens, lent itself to absorbing much of the Australian weather.“We wanted to take advantage of how amazing we have it in Brisbane,” Mr Scutts said.“This really is a resort away from work.”last_img read more

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Waitukubuli National Trail Project’s Awareness Activities

first_img 42 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Segment 1- 4 of the WNTRoseau, Dominica – The Waitukubuli National Trail Project Management Unit continues its partnership for awareness and promotion of the trail, a potential flagship tourism product for Dominica.Two activities will be taking place on July 2nd 2011:1)    A Summer Challenge Hike on Segment 8 which is being undertaken with the two main hiking clubs in Dominica – the DABEX and Dwivayez hiking clubs. The challenge hike is open to avid hikers and true adventurers interested in hiking the segment, which will be done in the reverse direction from Petite Macoucherie to First Camp, Marigot. Segment 8 is one of the more beautiful and tranquil segments, and is very long with no trail exit points along the way, and should only be attempted by very experienced and seasoned hikers. It is also advisable that participants prepare themselves physically and mentally for this ordeal, which will start at 5:30 a.m.2)    “WNT-Kalinago Awareness Day” – an education and Community Partnership programme targeting the youth and the wider Kalinago Community.  This will be undertaken in collaboration with the Carib Council, the Primary Schools and other organizations in the community.  Activities for the day will include:–  Garbage Bin painting. These painted bins will be placed in key locations within the community to encourage proper waste disposal;–  WNT Segment 6 Trail Enhancement and Clean Up.–  Tree Planting and Beautification of Segment 6 Trail Access and Exit Points.–  Mini exhibition highlighting community heritage, shared experiences, dissemination of information, inter-schools quiz and traditional games and addresses by local resource persons and officials. This will occur in the afternoon.The Project Management Unit applauds the high interest and public support and ownership for the WNT and encourages the public to continue to register hikes with the Project Management Unit and the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division. It is imperative that we all play our part in the protection and safeguard our natural resources, the trail and its infrastructure.Press ReleaseMinistry of Agriculture & Forestry Waitukubuli National Trail Projectcenter_img Tweet LocalNews Waitukubuli National Trail Project’s Awareness Activities by: – June 30, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

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Everyone deserves a second chance!

first_imgLocalNews Everyone deserves a second chance! by: – July 5, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 32 Views   no discussions Banner for Second Chances’ Youth SeminarOne group from the Community of Paix Bouche have chosen ‘Break the trend of crime, violence and substance abuse’ as their topic for a youth seminar which will be held at the Paix Bouche Primary School on July 8th.Second Chances, has embarked on a journey to instill fundamental values in the youth of Dominica as it relates to behavioral patterns.President of the group, Mr Alexis George says this seminar is just one of the many activities planned by the group, as part of their youth development thrust.‘What Second Chances is doing, is that we are giving the young people that second chance that they deserve. Those who have done wrong, made a mistake, followed bad company or fell to peer pressure, we are letting them know that there is hope for them. We are creating that forum where they can speak freely of their mistakes and teach others to be more responsible and accept that second chance,’ said George.At Friday’s seminar, over five speakers are invited to educate the gathering on the long term effects of crime, violence and substance abuse.Public Relations Officer of Second Chances, Verlanna Williams says a former Magistrate and ex-prisoners will form part of the panel on that night.‘We have Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin who will speak on crime and violence, Inspector Claude Weekes who will address the judicial aspects of the seminar, Nurse Helen Royer who will address health issues, Pastor Lester George who will speak to the issue of morality of Dominican youth, and ex-prisoners who will share their experiences,’ says Williams.A number of sponsors have come on board to support the event. The event is expected to be carried live by local television and radio stations.Free transportation will also be provided for young person living in the areas of Penville, Calibishie, and Clifton to Paix Bouche.It is expected that some 500 to 700 young persons will attend this special seminar, which begins at 6:30pm.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is also one of the Guest Speakers, who will address the seminar on Friday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Maguindanao town mayor gunned down in Manila

first_img Sabal sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body which led to his immediate death. All three of the mayor’ companions escaped the ambush after they shattered the hotel’s glass as they tried to enter the establishment during the shooting incident. Talitay, Maguindanao Mayor Abdulwahab Sabal was about to enter Manna Hotel in Quirino Avenue at around 10 p.m. on Monday night when he was ambushed, said Manila Police District Station 9 commander Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Pabonita. Shortly after the release of the list, Sabal surrendered to police for investigation to disprove the drug allegations but they were later arrested by Anti-Illegal Drug Group at the Cotabato Airport in Datu Odin Sinsuat town over drug trafficking charges. Initial investigators showed that, as soon as Sabal alighted from his vehicle in front of the hotel, where he was about to check in, the men “shot the victim repeatedly” then fled the scene. Sabal, who was then Talitay town vice mayor, and his brother Montasir were included in President Duterte’s list of politicians who are allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade in 2016. MANILA — A Maguindanao town mayor who was earlier named in President Rodrigo Duterte’s “narco list” was gunned down by a motorcycle-riding gunmen in Malate, Manila. Police also accused him of involvement in the Davao market blast that same month, but authorities later pointed to the Maute Group as behind the bombing./PNlast_img read more

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BCSD responded to a shots fired call late Sunday night.

first_imgColumbus, IN—Deputies were called to S. Lake Dr. after EOC received a call of a domestic disturbance with one of the parties involved being shot on Sunday. When Deputies arrived they located a female, Hannah Tamer Bowman, 37. Bowman stated that she had shot her husband during an altercation while he was sitting in her vehicle.The husband, age 49, did have injuries to his shoulder but refused medical treatment. He is not cooperating with authorities at the time.As the investigation continued, Mrs. Bowman’s brother, Jonathan A. Lawburgh, 35, Scipio, showed up at the residence and, at one point, started to fight with investigating deputies and other first responders.After the physical altercation occurred, Lawburgh was detained and now faces preliminary charges for:Battery on a Public Safety Official (two counts),Obstruction of Justice,Disorderly Conduct, andResisting Law Enforcement.He has since been released on bond.Evidence at the scene matched statements given by Mrs. Bowman. Alcohol was present at the scene. Mrs. Bowman admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages prior to the incident and tested .215 on a PBT.After all the evidence and statements were taken, Mrs. Bowman was arrested on preliminary charges of:Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon.She is currently being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.Hannah Tamer Bowman had been employed as a merit deputy sheriff by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office from 04/09/07 until she resigned on 11/20/09. She has had no affiliation with BCSO since that timelast_img read more

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Win gives Ulster hope

first_imgUlster delivered their first win of their European Champions Cup campaign at a vital time in their bid to avoid early elimination with their try bonus victory moving them off the bottom of Pool Three and setting them up nicely for Sunday week’s return fixture at the Scarlets. The visitors got things going with a penalty after three minutes from Rhys Priestland and Ulster’s cause was done no good at all when Ian Humphreys missed his first two shots at goal in the sixth and ninth minutes. But a late hit on Humphreys by Scarlets flanker James Davies saw him binned in the 11th minute and the home side then got things going with 14 unanswered points. First up, Cave got over just before the end of the first quarter from a Tommy Bowe assist which Humphreys converted and then in the 18th minute Pienaar marked his comeback with a well-taken touchdown after a Cave break. Again Humphreys converted and Ulster were 14-3 to the good when Davies returned. Priestland narrowed their lead with a 29th-minute penalty but the Scarlets then finished the half with 14 again after Liam Williams was binned for tipping Louis Ludik up in the tackle. The Scarlets then won a penalty in the last minute of the first half for being offside but Priestland was wide with the long range shot and it ended with the home side leading 14-6. But when substitute Stuart McCloskey was penalised for not rolling away, Priestland made no mistake with his third penalty – which came in the 55th minute. Ulster responded and after Bowe had emptied Harry Robinson, the resulting scrum saw Pienaar do a wraparound and Bowe made the right corner in the 59th minute. Humphreys missed the difficult conversion but the home side now led 19-9 and were one score short of a try bonus. However, the sight of Nick Williams hobbling off, while McCloskey also left injured, was not a promising one with the return game just a week away. Still, a great maul over the Scarlets line brought the bonus try and came on 68 minutes, with Best getting the touchdown under a pile of bodies – although Humphreys was again unable to convert. However, Ulster looked secure and even with Pienaar yellow carded for a deliberate knock-on, they held their line in the face of several waves of Scarlets attacking. First-half tries from Darren Cave and Ruan Pienaar – who was making his first appearance of the season in an Ulster shirt and also ended up sin-binned late on – were supplemented by scores in the second 40 minutes by Tommy Bowe, with skipper Rory Best delivering the bonus try. The 24-9 defeat now leaves the Scarlets – who had two players binned – bottom of the group after going into the game in second place. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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