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Dates Set for Harold Prince’s Prince of Broadway

first_img View Comments Prince of Broadway We now have dates for the previously reported Main Stem premiere of Prince of Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. The long-in-the-works musical, which celebrates the career of the 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince, will begin previews on August 3, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for August 24 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.“Of course I’m delighted that many of my favorite artists will be interpreting the material from a lifetime of work,” said Prince in a statement.Prince of Broadway is set to be helmed by Prince himself with co-direction and choreography by Susan Stroman and will include original songs, musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown, along with a book by David Thompson.The musical pays tribute to Prince’s 60-year career and examines the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to him creating some of the most beloved theater of all time, including West Side Story, The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Company.No word yet on casting, but last year’s Japanese world premiere starred Ramin Karimloo, Shuler Hensley, Tony Yazbeck, Emily Skinner, Josh Grisetti, Bryonha Marie Parham, Mariand Torres, Nancy Opel, Reon Yuzuki and Kaley Ann Voorhees.The production will feature set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Howell Binkley and musical direction by Fred Lassen. Hamilton’s lead producer, Jeffrey Seller, is credited as a creative consultant.Prince of Broadway was originally slated to open on the Great White Way in 2012 starring Sierra Boggess, Richard Kind and Skinner.Check out Broadway.com’s exclusive interview with Prince below! Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 29, 2017center_img Related Shows Ramin Karimloo & Kaley Ann Voorhees in ‘Prince of Broadway'(Photo: Ryoji Fukuoka)last_img read more

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USDA seeks more funds for food defense

first_imgFeb 13, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture is proposing a big increase in spending to protect the US food and agriculture system from terrorist threats and other disasters in fiscal year 2009, while seeking somewhat less money for avian influenza.The Bush administration’s proposed 2009 budget calls for $277 million for the various programs in its Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative, a $91 million increase from estimated spending of $186 million in fiscal year 2007, which ends Sep 30.The USDA budget summary lists $60 million for avian influenza control efforts by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), down from $67 million in estimated spending this year. The cut reflects savings from a planned merger of the agency’s programs on highly pathogenic and low-pathogenic avian flu and after some one-time spending items this year, officials say.Also, the administration is proposing $1.09 billion for the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a $22 million increase from this year’s estimated spending. At the same time, the budget report says the agency will seek congressional authorization to collect new fees worth $96 million a year from the food-processing plants it inspects. The FSIS monitors the safety of meat, poultry, and processed egg products.Final budgeting decisions require congressional action, which often is delayed until the new fiscal year is well under way. In addition, USDA Secretary Ed Schafer said on Feb 4 that the budget proposal is likely to require some changes after Congress enacts a new farm bill.”The President’s 2009 recommended budget for USDA is based on the provisions of the 2002 Farm Bill and reflects the administration’s proposals for change,” Schafer said at a briefing. “We expect some changes will need to be made to the budget estimates when a new farm bill is enacted, and I must say I am increasingly confident that that will happen.”Food defense fundingThe Food Safety and Defense Initiative is the collective name for various activities under the FSIS, APHIS, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). Activities targeted for increases in the budget proposal include:ARS food defense research, from $9 million this year to $23 millionARS agriculture defense research, from $25 million to $39 millionSurveillance by APHIS for plant pests and animal diseases, from $63 million to $98 millionAPHIS’s National Veterinary Stockpile of vaccines, personal protective equipment, and other supplies, from $4 million to $8 millionAPHIS efforts related to plant and animal “select agents” [dangerous pathogens] from $4 million to $6 millionIn addition, the ARS proposes to spend $13 million (up from $3 million this year) for planning and design of a major poultry health laboratory in Athens, Ga. At a Feb 4 news briefing, Scott Steele of the USDA said the lab will be comparable to the agency’s livestock health laboratory in Ames, Iowa.Avian flu spendingThe budget proposal says USDA is spending an estimated $51 million on highly pathogenic avian flu and $16 million on low-pathogenic avian flu this year, for a total of $67 million. The plan calls for combining the two efforts in 2009 and providing $60 million for them.Rachel Iadicicco, an APHIS spokeswoman in Riverdale, Md., said the reduced request reflects expected savings from combining the activities and also from the completion of several one-time expenditures this year. The latter included costs for disease modeling, staff recruiting, and purchase of supplies for the National Veterinary Stockpile, she said.”We’re working to eliminate duplication of efforts,” Iadicicco said. For example, “Instead of testing one bird for low-pathogenic and another for highly pathogenic, we’ll test for both” in the same bird, she said.Iadicicco said there are no plans to reduce testing or surveillance for avian flu in poultry and wild birds or to cut back on staff.FSIS proposes new user feesThe $1.09 billion proposed for the FSIS includes $140 million from existing user fees and trust funds, leaving $952 million in expected appropriations. This year the agency estimates its spending of appropriated money at $930 million.The budget summary says the existing user fees are charged for providing overtime, holiday, and voluntary inspection services. “Separately, FSIS will submit a legislative proposal that will permit expansion of user fee charges for certain additional activities in 2009, with total collections estimated at $96 million,” the summary states. “The proposal would generate fees that will reduce appropriation needs in future years.”A total of $92 million would be collected through a licensing fee from all inspected establishments. An additional $4 million would be collected from plants that require additional inspection activities for performance failures such as retesting, recalls, or inspection activities linked to an outbreak.”Goals for foodborne pathogensThe budget summary also lists goals for reducing the prevalence of three leading foodborne pathogens—Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Escherichia coli O157:H7—in meat, poultry, and egg products.For Salmonella, the FSIS wants to raise the percentage of broiler chicken plants that achieve “category 1” status, meaning no more than 10% of tested product samples are contaminated. The budget summary says 71% of broiler plants achieved that in 2007; the agency wants to increase that to 80% this year and 85% in 2009.For Listeria, 0.31% of ready-to-eat product samples tested positive in 2007, the summary says. The goal is to reduce that to 0.29% in 2008 and 0.28% in 2009.The prevalence of E coli O157 in ground beef samples was up in 2007, reaching 0.23%, versus 0.16% in 2006, the summary reports. The increase came as ground beef recalls and E coli outbreaks surged. The FSIS projects a prevalence rate of 0.24% for this year but sets a goal of reducing it to 0.20% in 2009, according to the summary.See also: USDA fiscal year 2009 budget summaryhttp://www.obpa.usda.gov/budsum/FY09budsum.pdfTranscript of USDA’s Feb 4 budget briefinghttp://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1RD?printable=true&contentidonly=true&contentid=2008/02/0031.xmllast_img read more

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Desmond Aryee wins 2017 GNPC Ghana Fastest Human

first_imgDesmond Aryee from the Greater Accra Region and a product of the University of Ghana defied all odds to retain his title as the 2017 GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human in the100meters Senior’s event at the Kumasi Sports Stadium over the weekend.He was timed 10.71secs, whilst Shadrack Opoku Agyeman from the Ashanti region placed second with a time of 10.81secs with Ansah Sarfo also from the Ashanti Region placing third in 10.82secs.Hor Halutie won the Female Senior’s race in 11.88secs, ahead of Faustina Amoah of Ashanti and Mary Sam from the Western Region.Samuel Asare of Prempeh College in the Ashanti Region run 10.75secs to win the Boys Under 18. Whilst Edwin Gadayi Kwablah of TI Amadihya Senior High placed second with a time of 10.88secs with Oscar Ntim of Pankrono School also in the Ashanti Region placing third.In the Girls Under 18, Rafiatu Nuhu of K-Gee in the Ashanti Region came first in a time of 12.25secs, followed by Mary Boakye of Kumasi Anglican SHS with a time of 12.41secs and Grace Obour of TI Amadihya in third place with 12.42secs.Esther Ocloo of Ghana SHS in the Eastern Region won the Girls Under 15 in 12.81secs. The second was Doris Afriyie of TI Ahmadiyya in 12.91secs and Linda Amponsah of WESCO placing third. Abdulai Muzakir of St. Joseph JHS in the Northern Region won the boys Under 15 in 11.99secs, followed by Razak Sulley of St. Cyprians School in 12.24secs with Emmanuel Tetteh of Unipra South JHS in the Central Region coming in third with a time of 12.29secs.The Girls Under 10 was taken by Charity Dadzie of New Paradise in 14.10secs, followed by Charlotte Aseiduwaa of Kotei – Deduako M/A School in 14.45secs with Abogail Biney of Amankwatia School third in 14.67secs.Alhassan Abdulai of Savelugu M/A School in the Northern Region won the Boys Under 10 in 13.39secs. with Jeffery Opoku Jnr of TI Amadihya in the Ashanti Region placing second in 13.41secs with Isaac Benyako of Old Tafo R/C Primary School placingvthird in 13.82secs.last_img read more

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Mbappe not on Messi’s level yet, says Guardiola

first_imgBut the City boss, when asked by reporters on Friday to compare Mbappe with Lionel Messi, whom Guardiola managed at Barcelona, reacted cautiously.“Nobody can sit at the same table as Messi. Maybe Mbappe, he’s a top player, he will be an outstanding player, I’m pretty sure of that.“But to equal what Messi has done in 10 or 12 years, or Cristiano (Ronaldo), for example, we have to wait. I appreciate Mbappe wouldn’t like me to put more pressure on his shoulders.”Guardiola said Argentine forward Messi had produced his best season after season.“I think Messi has the numbers of 60-70 games every season, in the big games, always being there to score and assist, never injured, always plays every three days, never injured because he controls his body,” he said.“That’s why I don’t think we help with hypothetical suitors for him, saying you are going to be the new guy. So let Mbappe have the fantastic career he will have and after we”ll see in the future.”Guardiola also said he had warned his Manchester City stars about the perils of social media although he has no intention of curbing their use of it.A number of City players, in particular new French international full-back Benjamin Mendy, are prolific users of social media.Former Monaco defender Mendy was widely criticised when he mocked Brighton’s Lewis Dunk on Twitter after he scored an own goal in the match against City on the opening day of the season.Guardiola, 46, admits that it is an area that he does not understand but, while he is happy for his players to continue to use it, he has issued a message of caution.“No,” said Guardiola when asked if he intended to limit players’ use of social media. “They can communicate, it’s part of their lives now.“Today is a different world than what I lived in. Maybe in my period if we had Twitter I’d use Twitter.“I just want respect for the other ones. I don’t want to see disrespect for team-mates, the opposition, the club, for the fans, for the issues happening in the world. That I don’t want to see from my players, and we spoke about that.“Of course, everybody is free, I’m not a guy to say ‘ban that, ban that’. They are adults, some of them are fathers, but respect, be careful what you write, be careful what you say because I don’t want other guys to feel uncomfortable with what they say on Twitter.”0Shares00(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares00Paris Saint-Germain’s French striker Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match against Celtic September 12, 2017 © AFP/File / Andy BUCHANANMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 16 – Pep Guardiola says new Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has plenty to prove before he can be considered on the same level as the all-time greats after Arsene Wenger said he could be the next Pele.The Arsenal manager heaped praise on the French teenager, who joined the Paris giants from Monaco in the transfer window, linking up with Brazilian superstar Neymar to form a frightening forward line.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: EAMONN O’CARROLL WINS HIS FIRST MAJOR AT BARNHILL

first_imgLetterkenny Golf NewsA hearty congratulations and a standing ovation greeted ex-captain and ex-president of Letterkenny Golf Club Eamonn O’Carroll on Saturday evening when he rose to receive the first ever “major” of his golfing career – Mr. Barry Ramsay’s President’s Prize. A great coincidence for both gentlemen was that Barry, also an ex-captain, had been Eamonn’s vice-captain! Playing the very popular format of “V.PAR”, the inconsistant Irish weather did little to deter the one hundred odd members who turned out to honour their most popular President, and it was Eamonn who showed them the way home with a winning total of +5. With birdies at 5th and 8th holeshelping to accumulate the equivalent of 37shots on front nine, Eamonn’s “blanks” at 13th and 18th had no effect on the final outcome and a very popular winner was inthe clubhouse. Claiming runner-up spot was club team stalwart Kieron Walsh [12] who topped a 4-way BOT on +3 despite bogeys on the last quadruple holes.Also on a score of +3 was Liam Sweeney [14] who responded to a “blank” at 4th with a birdie at 5th followed by another birdie at 15th only to lose out on the countback. In fourth place was Malcolm Crawford [18] and Joe Mc Nulty [23] relegated to fifth on that BOT split.Best Gross on the day was returned by competitions committee memberEamon Mc Glinchey [6] +2, recording birdies at 2nd, 13th and 16th, whilst Cat 4. prize was won by local Ronald Mc Donald House charity volunteer Victor Byrne [23] on +2.Past President’s prize was won by Pat Keating on –3 and veteran’s prizewinner was M.J.Gallagher on –1.A word of consolation to club house-convenor Enda Mannion, who followed his birdie [3] at 3rd with an eagle [2] at 4th, recorded with a six iron on his approach shot,only to allow the excitement get too much for him and………well, the story ends there! Mr. President, Barry ,would like to thank all those members and guests who took part in all competitions, all the lady members and those who helped in any way during the week, and those who made charitable contributions to his chosen charity, Ronald Mc Donald House.“EVAN WINS PRESIDENT’S JUNIOR PRIZE”Congratulations to Evan Mc Croary [18] who won the President’s Prize to Juniors [Mr. Barry Ramsay] at Letterkenny Golf Club.Beating off a large entry of junior golfers, Evan’s score of 40pts was two points clear of his nearest rival. Recording a birdie at 6th, helping him to return a front nine score of 21pts., Evan kept a “steady head” on back nine to finish outright winner of this prestigious prize.In runner-up spot was Eoghan Harkin [25] on 38pts and in third place was James Tourish [28] winning through on a 5-way BOT with 37pts.Gross prize was won by the ever consistant Christopher Duffy [5] and the cat.4 for Juniors was won by Darragh Mc Grath [28 with 37pts.The President’s prize to Cat.4., played over 11 holes, was won by stalwart Columba Crawford, who spreadeagled the field on a blustery Monday evening with 24pts.In second place was Hugh Kelly on 20pts and third place went to Michael Shiel with 19pts.President’s week continued on Wednesday 27th with the J.J.Reid sponsored Open and coming to the “fore” in another well supported competition of over one hundred entries was the very popular member James Mc Fadden [ 13] who returned 37pts on a very wet and somewhat stormy day.On a 3-way BOT, James’ only birdie at 2nd helped him to 17pts on front nine but he cannily used his handicap shots on inward nine to return a winning finish on the countback.Relegated to second place was David Johnston [6[6]ith birdies at 4th and 11th, but an unusual bogey at 18th losing him top spot.In third place was cat 4. member Peter Mc Ginty [2[23]returning a magnificent outward nine score of 24pts .Gross prize was won by the cat 1 golfer who is in great form at the moment, Eamonn Mc Dermott [3[3]ith 32 gross points.Congratulations to lady member Grainne Hines who won the President’s prize to ladies on the Thursday while the President’s Mixed Foursomes on Friday 29th was won by Michael Boyd and Angela Bradley with a winning score of 30.7.In second place was Cliff Malone and Vera Mc Fadden with 32.4, Greg Sullivan and Marian O’Sullivan in third with 32.6 on a BOT from Eamon Mc Glinchey and Cynthia Furey, also with 32.6.Sunday 31st Confined competition, which had another sizeable entry despite “the match”, was won by Clifford Malone [8[8]n BOT. Clifford’s birdies at 5th, 10th & 17th gave him 19pts on each nine and an overall 38ptsto beat runner-up William White [1[12]espite “posting” a double bogey at 4th, William also returned 19pts each nine but was edged out on the countback by Clifford’s birdie on 17th.Junior Notes:There will be a fun Scramble for Juniors on this Sunday 7th September at 3-30pm sharp,shotgun start. All prize-giving will commence afterwards in the clubhouse with food and soft drinks.The front nine will be closed on Sunday from 1-30pm.All club members would like to congratulate Christopher Duffy and Jack Patton on their recent achievements in the Irish Junior Open tournament In Killymoon, in which Jack came second overall, shooting 5 over for both rounds, and Christopher finishing 13 over and tied 5th. A tremendous achievement in a competition which had two Irish Internationals playing, so well done lads! The club also had Cian Harkin, recent winner of the the Ton-Up Cup in Portsalon and now playing of 11 handicap at the age of 12, who came 6th overall in his section and will no doubt come on in leaps and bounds for the experience in this type of competition.We also have our under-16 team playing the first leg of their Final in Donegal GC [M[Murvagh]his coming Saturday 6th, tee off 3pm, and we wish them all the best. Some support would be nice for these young lads who are a great credit to our cluband deserve all the support and praise we can give.Congratulations and best of luck to club captains’ Tom Mc Donagh, Catherine Cooke-Harkin and President Barry Ramsay who are off to K Club to represent Letterkenny Golf Club in the All-Ireland Captains’ and Presidents’ annual competition.Our honourable threeball won through to this prestigious final by finishing in the top three places in the Ulster qualifier in Malone.Congratulations also to the pairings of Simon Stephens & Maureen Shanahan and Victor Byrne &Patricia Mc Laughlin who will contest the final of the club’s Mc Donalds sponsored Mixed Foursomes on Sunday 14th Sept.Letterkenny Golf Club extends hearty congratulations to members Michael Murphy, Donegal GAA team captain, and Neil Gallagher on the emphatic win over Dublin last weekend. Best of luck in the final lads!Competition secretary would like to point out that their has been a notable increase in the number of [1[1]nsigned competition cards; [2[2]nentered handicaps; [3[3]nreturned cards [n[nr]please note these “disqualification” errors!Dates for the Diary!Friday 5th Sept. the club will host the 6th annual Silver Tasssie Charity Classic in aid of Breast Care Unit at Letterkenny Hospital. Teams of 4-any combination.Saturday 6th will see the Laois Challenge Open, a 4Ball Betterball competition of any combination. The winners will qualify for the All Ireland final in May 2015.Wednesday 17th Open will be sponsored by Murphy’s Sports & Leisure, Letterkenny.GOLF NEWS: EAMONN O’CARROLL WINS HIS FIRST MAJOR AT BARNHILL was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 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:BarnhillgolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

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