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Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It was a great team effort,” said Beal, who added nine assists. “We know the games before the break and the game after the break are always the toughest ones to get, especially when you’re playing a team like this. It was definitely a challenge for us.“The rest of the year is going to be a challenge for us, but we did a great job starting out.”Oubre tried to give the Wizards an extra advantage when he reached over during a dead-ball situation and tried to untie one of Hood’s shoes.“I was just joking,” explained Oubre, whose tactic was exposed by the Cavs with a replay on their giant scoreboard. “I was down on my knees and his teammates were like, ‘Tie your shoes.’ He laughed about it. He was trying to snitch on me to the ref. That’s my guy, though.”The four newest Cavs received warm ovations when introduced, with Nance Jr. getting the biggest roar from fans who remember his shot-blocking, dunking dad. Larry Nance Sr. was a two-time All-Star during eight seasons with Cleveland.TIP-INSWizards: Brooks would not confirm reports Washington will sign veteran G Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract. He was released by New York last month. Washington has been playing without Wall, who had surgery on his left knee in late January and could be out until the playoffs. The 31-year-old Sessions served as Wall’s backup from 2014-16.Cavaliers: Smith’s recent fast starts have been a key to Cleveland’s success. Smith is shooting 18 of 21 — 14 of 15 from the 3-point range — in the first quarter of the past six games. “When he’s making shots,” said coach Tyronn Lue, “we’re a different team.” … James became the seventh player with 11,000 career field goals. … The trades brought an infusion of youth to what was the league’s oldest roster. “It’s not an old team anymore,” Lue said. “We’ve definitely gotten younger.” … Signed G Marcus Thornton to a 10-day contract.NO. 22 AGAINBefore the game, Nance Jr. announced that the NBA will allow him to wear his dad’s retired No. 22 jersey, which will remain hanging from the rafters in Quicken Loans Arena.“I’m ecstatic about it,” said Nance Jr., who will switch from 24 to 22 next week.The elder Nance took part in an in-game skit, holding the ball over his head as Moondog, the team’s furry mascot, dunked off a trampoline.OUTSIDE WASHINGTON Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland’s new players, and the Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavs 110-103 on Thursday night.The Wizards, who have been playing for weeks without Wall, their super-speedy star guard, nearly blew a late 11-point lead as James scored 14 straight points to pull the Cavs within 106-103. But Beal hit a driving layup and James missed a free throw and committed a lane violation while intentionally missing the second one and the Wizards held on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We hung together,” said Wizards coach Scott Brooks. “We showed great resolve. That’s what we talked about. Resiliency is what successful teams do in this league. We’ve been showing that. We’ve just got to keep doing it.”Washington is 8-2 since Wall went down with a knee injury. Tomas Satoransky, who has been starting in Wall’s spot, added 17 points, eight assists and didn’t have a turnover in 31 minutes. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After making just one 3-pointer in the first quarter, the Wizards dropped four deep shots in a span of 2:24 of the second quarter.Oubre and Markieff Morris each made two 3s during Washington’s barrage, which enabled the Wizards to take a 57-54 lead at halftime.UP NEXTWizards: Host Charlotte on Friday.Cavaliers: At Memphis on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson James, back from winning MVP honors at the All-Star Game, scored 32 — 14 in the fourth — for the Cavs, who dropped to 2-1 since acquiring four new players before the trade deadline. J.R. Smith added 15 for Cleveland.Despite the loss, James was encouraged by the performance.“I think we played well tonight, even though we lost,” James said. “I hate losing, obviously, but I think the way we played, the way we shared the ball. Defensively, we were flying around as well and those guys, they just played better than us tonight. I like the start, I like the direction we’re headed.”The Wizards spoiled the home debuts for Larry Nance Jr., George Hill, Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson, four new faces the Cavs are hoping can get them back to the NBA Finals.But there are more obstacles in the Eastern Conference than ever and the Wizards could be a much tougher out in the postseason — with or without Wall. Washington overcame an early 12-point deficit and matched Cleveland’s intensity.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Burke leads Knicks past Magic to end 8-game losing streak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson battle for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Maybe life without John Wall won’t be as miserable as the Wizards feared.The All-Star break barely slowed them down, and the Cavaliers couldn’t stop them either.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Politicians need to look beyond the ends of their noses

first_imgDear Sir,After a long wait, a Green Paper titled ‘Managing Future Petroleum Reserves etc’ has been released. It speaks to our fiscal frameworks and a Sovereign Wealth Fund. The proposal has reportedly had the benefit of scrutiny and input from several international bodies and the Cabinet.About a year ago, a similar series of events unfolded in regard to the Petroleum Commission Bill. At the time, in a submission to the Select Committee assessing the Petroleum Commission Bill, I wrote: “The general posture of the Bill is that the Petroleum Commission (PC) is an advisory body to the Minister, albeit with executive functions.“The Bill is not designed to create an independent or autonomous body. This posture of dependence will inhibit the capacity of the Petroleum Commission to perform its monitoring and regulatory duties. It also creates too many areas where the Commission’s actions and remit fall within the Minister’s sphere of control.”Those comments apply to the proposals outlined in the current Green Paper. This suggests the emergence of an alarming pattern of behaviour on several fronts.First, one has to question the quality of advice being provided by the international bodies, and their willingness to lend their names to these documents. Second, we appear to be utterly incapable of conceiving and configuring independent institutions.The petroleum industry represents both a massive stress test for Guyana and an opportunity. These institutions will bear the brunt of the stresses. They will need to be robust, efficient and autonomous. If, instead, we construct a fleet of institutional-balahoos designed to sway with the political tides and electoral cycles, we will all suffer the consequences. ??This is a moment in Guyanese history when politicians of all persuasions need to look beyond the ends of their noses. Short-sighted, me-first or we-first policies will not work.There was some talk recently that the administration and the opposition might be prepared to work to achieve consensus and draft a road map on a limited number of topics. Perhaps they could start with this one.Yours faithfully,Isabelle de Caireslast_img read more

‘Color Green’ Seeks Reconciliation with Residents, Others

first_imgA moment of reconciliation for former representative aspirant for Montserrado County District #13 Cornelia Kruah-Togba and the District Representative, Edward Papay Flomo.jpg–Outlined under two-months achievementsIn a bid to reduce tension and foster unity and development in Montserrado County District #13, Representative Edward Papay Flomo, popularly known as ‘Color Green’ has extended an olive branch to Senator Saah Hardy Joseph, the 10 defeated candidates who participated in the by-election and other aggrieved residents to end the feud in the district.On Saturday, March 9, during a one-day Thanksgiving and Reconciliation Program held at Chocolate Sports Pitch, Rep. Flomo called on Senator Joseph, the aggrieved losers and their supporters, including residents of the district to put the past behind and work in the interest of the bigger picture – the district. He added that reconciliation is an urgent need for collective efforts in fostering the district’s rapid developments.Rep. Flomo replaced Senator Joseph, but Senator Joseph was the main campaigner for Mr. John Weah, the candidate of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). Sen. Joseph and Rep. Flomo and other candidates during the campaign exchange invectives.Color Green said the district lacks basic infrastructure, including public health centers, schools, market buildings and playgrounds as well as safe drinking water and electricity.“It is obvious that after a heated political process like the one we participated in this district, people may feel hurt. There might be individuals who felt cheated, or communities that might feel marginalized during the process, I even hold the view that there were some people who vowed never to live in this district when I am elected,” Rep. Flomo said.“I and other candidates were called names and described in all forms and manners; we were even insulted from each side of the divide. People made allegations against us that can never be proven. All these things were intended for the election, and this is called politics – saying something that might turn the electorates in your direction.“Let me state for the record that I forgive all those who one way or the other offended me during the electoral process and I hope other people who I offended directly or indirectly will do the same.  All is in the spirit of reconciliation,” Rep. Flomo said.Also, Rep, Flomo has condemned the November 17, 2018 by-election violence between the supporters of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate Mr. John J. Weah and supporters of Mrs. Cornelia Kruah-Togbah, the candidate of Unity Party which took place in the New Georgia Estate community.“I will like to ask the two candidates to reconcile and move ahead. I’ll also like to call on the 38 communities’ chairpersons in our district to work with us in revamping our communities. Quite recently, we received reports from some community leaders putting up non-compliance to our leadership as Representative. But like l said, we need to put our district first. If our communities are developed, it will not be for me personally but, for the district,” Rep. Flomo said.However,  Mr. Mohammed A. Kromah and Mrs. Cornelia Kruah-Togbah were the only two candidates among the 11 special invitees to attend the program. But at least 35 out of the 38 communities were in attendance including religious, business, youth, women, elders, among other groups.Meanwhile, Rep. Flomo has outlined his under two months achievements including advocacies.He announced that during the demolition of the Plank Field in Battery Factory community, following his engagement with Public Works Minister, about 90% of those affected received their just benefits and a new site for the relocation of the community is ongoing.Rep. Flomo also mentioned that the alleged bad labor practice at Dura Plast Company at Chocolate City junction which resulted to a go-slow at the work place has been resolved following his quick response at the Ministry of Labour.He pointed out that after his election, he distributed over 400 bags of rice; 100 sets of jerseys; 70 pieces of footballs and nearly L$1m.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

North west not expected to bear the brunt of Storm Ophelia – forecasters

first_imgIrish meteorologist Gerry Murphy has said the north west of Ireland is not expected to face the worst of the severe weather of Hurricane Ophelia.Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to track up over western parts of Ireland during daytime today bringing violent and destructive gusts. People are advised to stay indoors, avoid travel and take necessary precautions. There will be heavy rain, local flooding and a potential risk to life. The latest forecast shows the storm moving over Donegal in the late afternoon.Mr Murphy of Met Eireann spoke on RTE Radio One to say the morning and early afternoon are the key times for the south of the country, where gusts have reached 150 km/hr. The storm will move upwards through the afternoon, he said, and while every county is at risk, the southern areas, Clare coast and Galway Bay are expected to get the strongest westerly winds.“The north west is not expected to bear the brunt of as strong winds as further south,” Mr Murphy said.Very strong southerly winds are expected across the midlands this afternoon.“Given the fact that the midlands are not be used to winds of that strength, there is the potential to cause damage,” he said. Mr Murphy said southern parts of Ireland have experienced onshore wind of Storm Force 11, and possibly 12.Giving a projection of how long the storm will last, he said the winds are expected to ease quickly once the storm has moved up past the north west.“Each area will experience very strong winds for three hours,” he said.North west not expected to bear the brunt of Storm Ophelia – forecasters was last modified: October 16th, 2017 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:Hurricane Ophelialast_img read more

‘Shivey’ seals it late as Aileach put fans through the mill before ending Cup hoodoo

first_imgIt felt like a trick of the mind that it was only when captain Anthony Doherty headed home in the 84th minute that Aileach FC could finally celebrate their first ever Ulster Junior Cup success at Dry Arch Park. Aileach FC 4 Cavan Town 2Pictures by Joe Boland, North West Newspix Doherty was picked out by a cross from the right-hand side and the Aileach skipper was able to pick his spot in Gary O’Rourke’s net.  Doherty nodded in and the jubilant Aileach followers, who had been put through the mill by their men in the second half, toasted the arrival of silverware to the Lakeside.Before this, Aileach’s record in finals had been one win in 12 and even a 3-0 interval lead wasn’t enough for them to be comfortable.When Martin Dunne and Packie Sheridan netted within seven second-half minutes, Cavan – who had been second fiddle by a considerable distance and trailed 3-0 at the break – were right slap bang in the contest. Cavan arrived in the game thanks to those pair of strikes and the game would have been right on the knife’s edge had Aileach goalkeeper Peter Devlin not managed to thwart Kevin Morris with a fabulous save 20 minutes from time.Aileach, it should be noted, had a plethora of chances and it was, for the most part, one-way traffic. The trouble with David McGeady’s men was that they couldn’t put Cavan to bed.Aileach raced into a 3-0 lead by the half-hour and there were times in the first half when the contest looked a mismatch.Aileach owned the ball and, after veteran Ronan Coyle flashed dangerously across goal in the seventh minute, Aileach took the lead less then a minute later.Thomas McMacken got on the end of a through ball and applied the finish. The flag initially went up, but referee Joe McHugh awarded the goal and Aileach were on their way.Coyle had an effort deflected over and Mark McElhonney headed too high before the Inishowen League doubled the lead when former Finn Harps man Thomas McMonagle scored straight from a corner, his curling ball in floating all the way past O’Rourke. Just after the half-hour mark, Doherty added another when he headed home Darren McMonagle’s centre.Doherty’s deflected effort almost crept in and, right on the stroke of half-time, Aileach were denied what looked a certain penalty when Cian Bryne appeared to upend McMacken, but the appeals fell on deaf ears.Cavan began well in the second half and they got one back when Dunne, after powering clear and being denied by Devlin, netted in the 58th minute.Somehow, Cavan found themselves with the momentum and when Sheridan’s overhead kick beat Devlin low at the near post the unthinkable began to appear somewhat possible. Aileach had plenty of moments of their own in that spell with Doherty drilling over the top from the right flank while Dermot Doherty’s shot was always rising after the hour.When Devlin saved from Morris, it was the warning to shake them into life and the subsequent introduction of former Derry City star Gareth McGlynn helped considerably bring Aileach back to a position of strength again.O’Rourke somehow saved from Anthony Doherty and the follow-up by Dermot Doherty was even more miraculously kept out.McMonagle rounded the ‘keeper after being fed by Anthony Doherty, but his shot was blocked on the line while O’Rourke saved from the Aileach captain in a one-on-one.But just when Cavan were daring to dream of extra-time, Doherty sealed the issue and gave Aileach’s followers relief at last and a Cup to aid in the club’s 25th anniversary celebrations.Aileach FC: Peter Devlin, Darren Gallagher, Mark McElhinney, Cathal McElhinney, Thomas McMonagle, Thomas McMacken, Darren McMonagle (Caoimghin McFeely 86), Dermot Doherty, Gavin Doherty, Anthony Doherty, Ronan Coyle (Gareth McGlynn for Coyle 70).Cavan Town: Gary O’Rourke, John Heffernan (Brian Dolan half-time), Philip Mullen (Cian Bryne 24), Andy Fallon, Shane Cowley, Greg Meehan, Andy Graham, Jimmy Fallon, Packie Sheridan, Kevin Morris, Martin Dunne (Ryan Magarna 86).Referee: Joe McHugh‘Shivey’ seals it late as Aileach put fans through the mill before ending Cup hoodoo was last modified: April 29th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aileach FCAnthony DohertyCavan TownGareth McGlynnRonan CoyleThomas McMackenUlster Junior Cuplast_img read more

National Arts Festival rolls out the red carpet for satire

first_img18 March 2015Satire and freedom of expression will seize centre stage at this year’s National Arts Festival, which runs from Thursday 2 July to Sunday 12 July in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.Responding to social and political debates currently raging in South Africa, the Festival organisers have chosen to highlight the genre of satire in place of the usual ‘featured artist’ category.“In taking a strong advocacy and agitating angle, this year’s programme not only honours South Africa’s constitutional right to free speech, but also creates opportunities for South Africans to do what they do best – engage passionately and honestly about life in our country,” explains Ismail Mahomed, the Festival’s Artistic Director.“The arts need to challenge and provoke,” he says. “South Africa’s satirists, cartoonists, commentators and court jesters need, now more than ever, to be given the opportunity to be the public voice, the conscience, of the nation.”South Africa’s most acclaimed satirists – Pieter-Dirk Uys, Chester Missing, Loyiso Gola and Iain EWOK Robinson, as well as works such as Tara Notcutt’s Three Blind Mice – will keep South Africans on their toes, challenging audiences while helping us to laugh at ourselves.Now in its 41st year, the Festival’s Main programme pays homage to some of the country’s most important living and past legends. “This year’s programme aims to take us forward into new, exciting spaces while acknowledging the depth of our roots and our heritage,” Mahomed says.New voices and talents – especially those created by the Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners – will invite the exploration of fresh creative territories. The inclusion of women artists – Thoko Ndlozi, Maralin Vanreenen, Mamela Nyamza, Bronwen Forbay, Faniswa Yisa, Patricia Boyer, and Nelisiwe Xaba – also serves to underscore the Festival’s commitment to feature strong and visible women on the programmeInternational collaboration is another undisputed priority, Mahomed says. This year’s programme demonstrates a deepening of relationships with countries north of our border, with Botswana (pop band Chasing Jaykb performing on the Fringe) and Zimbabwe (the extraordinary Tumbuka’s dance piece Portrait of Myself as my Father) represented.On the programme are works and artists from around the globe, including Leslie Lewis in Miracle in Rwanda, the incredible story of Rwanda genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza; Irish comic and writer Dylan Moran, best known for his sardonic observational comedy (and the BAFTA Award-winning UK television series Black Books); and Dutch electric jazz outfit PAND7090.The Standard Bank Jazz Festival continues to hold its own as the country’s leading live jazz event, playing home to African jazz greats such as Carlo Mombelli, Pops Mohamed and Dave Reynolds, Mandla Mlangeni, Vuma Levin, and former Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Kesivan Naidoo.International acts include Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing, New York-based Lionel Loueke, Austrian pianist David Helbock, and the violin-piano duo Chi-pin Hsieh and Kai- ya Chang from Taiwan.The contemporary music line-up sizzles with swag, with Ray Phiri in town for a one- night-only solo concert. Beatenburg, Shortstraw, Thandiswa Mazwai and MiCasa all feature on the Main programme this year.Tony Lankester, the Festival’s Chief Executive, says: “Behind the scenes we’re working harder than ever to deliver an event that is slicker and more tech savvy. We’re focused on creating an amazing, hassle-free experience for our festivalgoers. Our other priority is to deepen our relationship with our host city and we are focused on being a more visible and relevant part of everyday, year-round life in Grahamstown.”Festival firstsIn their efforts to keep growing the Festival as an exciting and innovative platform for South Africa, the organisers add new features to the programme each year.This year, the Festival will stage a series of productions that pay tribute to one of our country’s legends – the ‘Arts Icon’ series will celebrate the work of 70-year-old master satirist Pieter Dirk-Uys with the staging of four of his productions: the world premieres of African Times and The Echo of a Noise; as well as his cabaret, Never Too Naked; and a once-only presentation of A Part Hate A Part Love.Three of Uys’s films will feature on the Film Festival: Farce About Uys; Adapt or Dye; and Skating on Thin Uys, which will be attended by honoured guest Evita Bezhuidenhout.Another innovation is the Featured Young Curator. This year it’s Johannesburg-based curator Lerato Bereng, who works at the Stevenson Gallery. Her hand can be seen in Simon Gush’s show Red, and also in Standard Bank Young Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere’s show, Dreamer Imaginist: History will Break Your Heart.Young artistsA keystone of the Festival programme for more than 30 years, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners continue to raise the bar of artistic excellence.The Festival provides a showcase for new works by the six artists: choreographer and Vuyani Dance Theatre Artistic Director Luyanda Sidiya (Dance); director, actor and writer Christiaan Olwagen (Theatre), who will present Doll’s House; boundary-breaking artist Athi-Patra Ruga (Performance Art), who will present The Elder of Azania; baritone Musa Ngungwana (Music) and pianist Nduduzo Makhathini (Jazz) will both be in concert; and Kemang Wa Lehulere (Visual Art), whose exhibition Dreamer Imaginist: History will Break Your Heart is curated by Lerato Bereng. Theatre3 x world premieres: Prolific writer, actor and satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys’s African Times as well as the Echo of a Noise; and award-winning author and playwright Craig Higginson’s haunting production, The Imagined Land.3 x South African premieres: Another Great Year for Fishing, an intriguing ode to slowness by and with Flemish actor Tom Struyf and dancer Nelle Hens; Hirsch, the touching tribute to Canadian theatre genius John Hirsch; and Miracle in Rwanda, a one-woman show from the US.5 x new South African plays: Three Blind Mice, a gritty journey into the heart of South Africa’s judicial and penal systems directed by Tara Notcutt; A Voice I Cannot Silence, a play by 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Greg Homann and Ralph Lawson that pays tribute to poet and author Alan Paton; the Dutch-South African collaboration Masote’s Dream, about the life of South Africa’s black classical music legend and composer Michael Masote; YOBO by spoken word activist Iain EWOK Robinson; and Missing, the personal story of satirist Conrad Koch told with the help of his more famous associate and free- speech advocate, Chester.3 x adaptations: Doll’s House, adapted by Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Christiaan Olwagen from Henrik Ibsen; Woman Alone, adapted by Christo Davids from Dannelene Noach’s novel “Arabian Nightmare”; and I Have Life, the story of rape survivor Alison Botha adapted by Maralin Vanrenen from the book by Marianne Thamm.3 x revivals: Born in the RSA, Barney Simon’s classic play brought back to the stage to mark the 20th anniversary of his death is directed by Thoko Ntshinga and stars Faniswa Yisa and Emily Child; the Brazilian satire Miss Margarida’s Way, performed by Patricia Boyer and directed by Pieter Bosch Botha; and The Cenotaph of Dan Wa Moriri, Tony Miyambo’s triumph of collaborative engagement and performance.1 x Afrikaans comic opera: Poskantoor, directed by 2008 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Jaco Bouwer, is a comic piece mocking over-the-top sentimentality and opera cliches. It is being co-produced with the Aardklop Festival and Biblioteek Musiek Produksies.And, of course, 1x Shakespeare: Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer’s inspired adaption of The Tragedy of Hamlet.MusicThe classical music programme celebrates voice with a delightfully loaded operatic and choral line-up: Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Musa Ngungwana in Concert; Romantic Songs of Love; Nocturne; Not Just Another Night at the Opera; the Soweto-based Cluster of the Harvest Choir; and War & Peace. A 70th birthday tribute will honour South African composer Peter Klatzow.This year’s Gala and Symphony concerts will be presented by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. The Gala Concert will be under the baton of South Africa’s favourite conductor, Richard Cock.DanceThis year’s dance works don’t shy away from the tough topics: arts funding, demographics and political correctness (The Last Dance / Pointe by Mamela Nyamza and Nelisiwe Xaba); community, power and masculinity (Moving Into Dance Mophatong’s Ngiswize); and human trafficking (MIDM’s Man- Longing).Zimbabwean dance company Tumbuka explores fatherhood and identity in Portrait of Myself as my Father. Cape Town City Ballet will present two works by world-renowned choreographer John Neumeier – Spring and Fall and Le Sacre.Visual artWorks by Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Kemang Wa Lehulere, as well as those by Themba Shibase, Keith Dietrich, Jodi Bieber, Monique Pelser and Michael Godby highlight the engagement between artist and contemporary issues – political conflict, race, colonialism, identity, war and terror.Performance artStandard Bank Young Artist Award winner Athi-Patra Ruga expands his fantastical “Future White Women of Azania” series with The Elder of Azania; while Gavin Krastin explores what it means to be human in his “performance cabaret”, On Seeing Red and Other Fantasies.FilmThe Film programme will explore limits of expression and liberty, and features, among many others, the work of Afrikaans screenwriter and director Jans Rautenbach, whose films (Die Kandidaat, Katrina) made in 1960s and 70s South Africa were seen as bravely critical of the apartheid government.Family fareThere are three family fare productions on the Main programme this year presented through collaborations between South Africa and international partners: True Confusion (Danish company ZeBU & ASSITEJ SA); Red Earth Revisited (Speeltheater Holland Studio & ASSITEJ SA), and Tea (Dutch performance company Poolse Vis & Twist Development Trust).Public artA street parade and three public art productions, including Richard Antrobus’s Suggestion Box, which will see the performer trapped in a transparent box into which festival goers will be invited to post suggestions and comments about the Festival; and Francois Knoetze’s public art installation The Cape Mongo, which will challenge the viewer to rethink recyclable materials.Other things to look forward to include the Festival Fringe, with more than 400 productions; student theatre from 14 South African tertiary institutions; a series of debates and discussions around freedom of expression and secrecy at ThinkFest; and a showcase of Eastern Cape arts and culture.The National Arts Festival is funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Standard Bank, the Department of Arts and Culture, and the Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture. City Press and M-Net are the media partners.BookingsBookings open on 8 May 2015 and can be made via the website: www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. Ticketing call centre: 0860 002 004ProgrammesYou can pick up a Festival programme and booking kit from selected Standard Bank and Exclusive Books branches. The full programme will be online from 30 April at www.nationalartsfestival.co.zaFollow the FestivalWebsite: www.nationalartsfestival.co.zaFacebook: www.facebook.com/nationalartsfestivalTwitter: @artsfestivalSource: National Arts Festivallast_img read more

Pair of Clip-in End Bubble Cut-Out Design Barrettes : Very hard to fasten this clip unless only a very

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Scindia’s wife campaigns in his constituency

first_imgPriyadarshini Raje Scindia, wife of senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, began an eight-day tour of her husband’s Guna Lok Sabha constituency on Monday, amid speculation that he was planning to vacate the seat for her. Ms. Scindia reached the Shivpuri Assembly constituency by road from Gwalior in the afternoon and addressed a meeting of women party workers. In the coming days, she is scheduled to spend a full day in each of the eight Assembly segments of the Guna parliamentary constituency. She will meet party workers and address meetings, State Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said.Family pocket borough The Guna Lok Sabha seat has been represented by Mr. Scindia’s grandmother Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia and his late father Madhavrao. Mr. Scindia has been representing the seat since 2002, after it fell vacant owing to his father’s death a year earlier. He survived the Modi wave in 2014 when his party won just two of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the State. The Congress won five Assembly seats in the November 2018 State elections out of the eight segments constituting the Guna parliamentary constituency. There is speculation that Mr. Scindia is planning to vacate the Guna Lok Sabha seat for his wife as he has been given charge of western Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming general election and may not be able to devote enough time to his constituency. A graduate from Mumbai’s Sophia College, Ms. Scindia comes from the erstwhile Gaekwad royalty of Baroda.last_img read more

Violence in Kashmir reduced after revoking of Article 370: Army

first_imgThe Army on Friday said violence in the Kashmir valley has gone down since the revoking of the Article 370 on August 5. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the ‘Sangam Youth Festival’ at University Campus, Bhaderwah, General Officer Commander in Chief, Northern Command, Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said he had high hopes from the valley’s youngsters. “The situation in valley is under control. Ever since the revocation of Article 370 on August 5, there has been significant improvement in all the violence parameters in Kashmir,” Lt. Gen. Singh told reporters here.“There has been reduction in terrorist initiated incidents. There has been reduction in stone pelting incidents. There has also been reduction in the protests that were carried out by the people or the large number of crowds coming out,” he added. But the situation remains fragile, because Pakistan continues with its designs to push in infiltrators so that they can keep the state of Jammu and Kashmir in a constant state of turmoil, the Army commander said. “We are prepared to foil their designs,” he added. Replying to a question, he said there was no change in the role of the UN along the Line of Control. Speaking about the festival, he said: “This is very humble contribution from the Army to provide a platform to the youth in Bhaderwah for nurturing their talent.” “They are the future not only of Jammu and Kashmir but the nation,” he added.last_img read more

Beermen guards Cabagnot, Ross eye history

first_imgCocolife enters QF on wings of victory Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “I wish we both win. I think that’s never happened,” he said.“Chris and I would love to share something. It’s good for our careers also, but it’s just indicative for our friendship and our camaraderie that we share something like this. It would be awesome.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEver since the start of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross are curious to know if it would be possible for the league to award the Best Player of the Conference plum to the both of them, an instance that has never occurred in the PBA’s 42-year history.After all, San Miguel’s backcourt duo have found themselves statistically tied in all departments, putting the voters in a tough predicament as to whom the hardware should be handed to.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? MOST READ But for Cabagnot, the rare phenomenon of having teammates as pacesetters for the biggest individual prize for the conference is just a testament to how great of a team the Beermen have been in this campaign.“It says a lot,” he said. “It’s indicative that’s just the makeup of our team. One guy could be doing well, the other guy could be doing well. But in the end, collectively as a team, we’re all doing well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd we’re not even accounting three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, who is running third in the statistical race.Cabagnot reiterated his stance as he wishes the award to be shared between him and Ross, as the league is set to announce the winner before Game 4 on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more