Related Shows Dave Malloy in ‘The Great Comet'(Photo: Chad Batka) When Josh Groban’s out of The Great Comet next year, you may just catch another star. Broadway.com has confirmed that Dave Malloy, composer of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, will step in for headliner Groban for ten performances in 2017. As recently announced, Groban is scheduled to take his final bow at the Imperial Theatre on July 2, 2017.The composer will step in for Groban from May 4 through May 9, as well as May 16, June 13, June 20 and June 27. Like Groban, the show marks his Broadway debut.Malloy played the title role in the original Ars Nova presentation in 2012 and in the Meatpacking District in 2013. His additional composing and performing credits include Ghost Quartest, Preludes, Don’t Stop Me and Black Wizard/Blue Wizard.Directed by Rachel Chavkin, The Great Comet is inspired by an excerpt of War and Piece and immerses audiences in a story of young love-turned-epic romance.The current cast of The Great Comet also includes Denée Benton as Natasha, Lucas Steele as Anatole, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Gelsey Bell as Princess Mary, Nicholas Belton as Bolkonsky/Andrey, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Amber Gray as Helene, Grace McLean as Marya D and Paul Pinto as Balaga. Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ESI Africa:The Garissa Solar Plant has increased the share of renewable energy to the grid to 93%, setting the stage for cheaper electricity in Kenya.The construction of the 50MWp (Mega Watt peak) Garissa Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant was completed by the China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Co-operation (CJIC). The plant consists of 200,200 solar panels connected to inverters and installed on an area of 85 hectares.The project was developed by the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority. This public institution has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kenya Power (KPLC), the company that provides the electricity utility.Under the contract, KPLC will purchase a kWh of electricity at 12 shillings ($0.12), which is currently 8 shillings ($0.07) less than electricity generated from diesel, the main source of power in Garissa County.The project required an investment of Sh13 billion (just over $128.5 million). The Kenya Rural Electrification Authority relied on funding from Exim Bank of China to build the Garissa Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant.[Nicolette Pombo-Van Zyl]More: Garissa solar plant soars Kenya’s renewable endeavour to new high Chinese firm completes construction of 50MW Garissa solar farm in Kenya
In this month’s installment of ‘Off the Beaten Path’ we caught up with Ching Fu and Jerud Crandall, an Asheville couple that’s criss-crossing the country in a solar powered camper pulled by a pick up truck that runs on waste vegetable oil.To date, their inspiring journey—meticulously documented in an online project they call Live Small | Ride Free—has taken them to the desserts of the Southwest, the imposing Cascades Mountains, the Pacific Northwest coast, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Montana and far beyond.Check out our exclusive Q & A with Ching below to find out how this rambling couple has made their dream life of paddling, hiking and mountain biking across the great American landscape a reality. BRO: What inspired you to leave home and take up a life on the road?Ching: We didn’t want to wait until we were retired to explore beyond our 2-week long vacations. There’s a lifetime of outdoor destinations to visit and time was becoming more and more our enemy. Life was great in Asheville but living the traditional lifestyle wasn’t totally fulfilling; we weren’t achieving what we wanted by staying in one place and living the way we were brought up believing we had to.We yearned for a life that challenged us and also included a changing view from our bedroom window. After reading about others’ lives on the road, we decided we could make that work for ourselves and have an environmentally sustainable lifestyle.BRO: Where are you from originally?Ching: Jerud was born in Raleigh and moved around the Carolinas before ending up in Asheville. I’m from New York City, lived overseas for seven years, then returned to the states and eventually moved to Asheville – where we met.BRO: Where did your journey begin, and what kinds of places have you discovered along the way?Ching: On March 21, 2015 we left Asheville. The first couple of stops on our way out West were to visit friends. From there we headed to a small town that sat at 7,000 ft. surrounded by snow covered mountains. We snowshoed and mountain biked there, all the while in shock at the places we now could call home.Our first month on the road ended with us visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park. We brought the dogs hiking on the dunes with us and Tybee thought it was the largest sandy beach she’d been to and just wanted to dig. From there we drove into Utah and camped amidst red rock features with names like Sitting Hen Butte and Seven Sailors. We explored natural bridges and arches, hiked through narrow canyons, found a large cave that resembled the mouth of a fish, mountain biked Moab and paddled a section of the Colorado River.Our paddling continued while we were in Montana where we made new friends, took care of donkeys, and spent time over campfires with friends from Asheville who also live on the road. Our travels continued north and west, weaving in and out of national parks, meeting up with more friends and families.We swam in alpine lakes and hiked in the dark up peaks with 360 degree views of the Cascade Mountains to watch the sun rise. Waves crashed around us as we made our way down the Pacific Northwest coast with us ogling rocks jutting out of the ocean and colonies of elephant seals chest bumping one another. New Year’s was celebrated in the Californian desert with about 80 other nomads in all types and sizes of vehicles, bonding over our shared wanderlust. Each place we go we scout out great mountain bike trails. Which brings us to where we are now, riding slickrocks with the cliffs of Zion behind us.BRO: Any favorite destinations?There’s a favorite something at almost all the places we’ve been to and there’s still so much we haven’t seen. We do have a few that have stood out so far. Salida, CO was a small town in the Rockies that had snow, mountain biking and paddling all in one place. Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington had great hikes and lakes to swim in. And the Oregon coast was beautiful, particularly the Cape Perpetua area.Ching: Tell us about your travel companions.Live Small Ride Free consists of Jerud, me, and our two dogs – Tybee, 13-year-old lab/rott mix who adores the water and Tyki, a 3-year-old blue heeler mix who loves bird watching. The dogs have really enjoyed life on the road.We get to spend more time with them, which has been especially wonderful and important as Tybee ages. They get to see, smell and explore new areas, and they are able to roam free around the places we stay.BRO: What sort of outdoor activities have you partaken in while out on the road?Ching: Nothing makes us happier than being immersed in the outdoors. This was the main reason why we moved into a home on wheels and mainly dry camp on BLM land. We brought a lot of outdoor gear with the goal to be more than weekend warriors. Our outdoor activities so far have included: mountain biking, road biking, hiking, paddling, backpacking, rock climbing, trail running, snowshoeing and snowboarding. Having the options to participate in a variety of outdoor activities is great because if we’re in an area that doesn’t have great trails for riding but has wonderful paddling opportunities, we pull out our packraft; it may be too snowy for hiking but perfect for snowshoeing.BRO: Your journey is a little different from some of the other folks we’ve covered in our ‘Off the Beaten Path’ series because it’s been powered by alternative fuels. Tell us how you’ve made this work.Ching: Our home is a 25 ft. long fifth-wheel RV that we gutted and rebuilt ourselves due to extensive water damage. It took us a year to finish the rebuild, and it’s still an on-going project as we make our home better. During the initial tear down we removed all the propane appliances that RVs normally rely upon and converted our RV to be all-electric. Our RV, aka Toaster, is outfitted with 1,220 watts of solar panels so everything inside is fully powered by solar.This is great because we can live without using a generator or being plugged into the grid for as long as we want. We also installed an Air Head composting toilet to get rid of the RV’s black tank and minimize our water usage.Our tow vehicle is a Ford F-250 that we converted to run off waste vegetable oil in addition to diesel. Our goal is to be fossil fuel free. We’ve pretty much succeeded with the Toaster, but it’s harder with the truck because finding used cooking oil isn’t as easy as it was years ago, especially being on the go constantly. But we’re strong believers that with our love for the outdoors comes our responsibility to take care of it. What better way to do it than by living in line with our environmental values as we explore nature?BRO: How do you prepare food while out on the road. Any favorite dishes?Ching: With our residential electric fridge, electric cooktop, and other kitchen appliances, we’re able to cook just like we did back in our house. Although we don’t make as many elaborate dishes as we did before. We like to make our 40 gallon fresh water tank last 10 days, so we choose recipes that create the least amount of dirty dishes. Some of our favorite dishes are waffles, chia pancakes, homefries, Chinese Szechuan eggplant, oyster sauce broccoli, tofu with peanut sauce and Chinese noodles, Indian curries, and homemade pizza.BRO: Can you tell us about some of the most interesting characters you’ve me while out on the road?Ching: All the people we’ve met who also live full-time on the road have great stories of their own of how they got to where they are and why they’ve chosen this lifestyle. We’ve met lots of families with kids of all ages, couples and individuals. One couple hit the road separately, met, and started traveling together in one rig. Another couple started off traveling together, then mutually decided to part ways, but loved their nomadic life so much they each continued on in their own rigs.One individual runs his photography business out of his van that he also lives in full-time. Another person has been traveling with his dog for over five years, meeting up with friends along the way. The people we’ve met along our way had been one of the highlights of living on the road.BRO: What is the most challenging or trying thing that has happened along the way?Ching: We’ve definitely had our share of challenging moments. While staying in Utah we came back home to find that someone had run their rig into ours while we were gone.The damage wasn’t as bad as it could have been but it shifted our whole trailer sideways, freaked us out and our bedroom window cover got ripped off.In Seattle, I had my touring bike and Tybee’s dog trailer stolen. Eventually my bike was found (sans many parts) and Tybee’s trailer was replaced through the kindness of a friend that I reconnected with accidentally via Craigslist. Funny thing is that the experience was overall positive because we had friends and many strangers reach out to us offering help in various ways.Then in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA our first truck’s brakes died while we were driving up a mountain. To be able to call for a tow truck we biked 20 miles round trip to reach a payphone. After three hours on the phone with the roadside assistance company trying to get the person to understand where we were (it really wasn’t complicated), we eventually got the truck and RV towed back into town. This began the long process of finding a replacement truck because the old one was no longer worth repairing.BRO: What advice would you give others who want to follow in your footsteps and take up the mobile, travel-based lifestyle?Ching: Don’t wait for things to be perfectly lined up to hit the road because you’ll end up waiting forever. The excuses you currently have are exactly that – excuses. All the people we’ve met who now live on the road, including us, at some time had used one or more of your excuses. But they wanted this life badly enough that they said “screw it” and went for it.Bigger isn’t always better – we thought a 25 ft. long RV would be the perfect size for the four of us but we’ve realized that we would be just as comfortable in a smaller rig. That being said, we love our rig. We’ve put so much time and effort into making it ours that it would be hard to trade it for something else one day.And most importantly: Living sustainably on the road is totally doable. We’re proof that you can live comfortably and partake in all the activities you want while living in a fossil fuel free home. Sure there are some hard moments, but it’s not an adventure if it’s easy all the time.Learn more about Ching and Jerud and following along with their continuing adventures at their website, their Facebook page, and on Instagram. [divider]Related Articles[/divider]
The state reported 6 COVID related deaths yesterday. According to officials, 7 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted to date as of yesterday. New York (WBNG) — Governor Cuomo said the number of positive cases of coronavirus in the state has dropped again, reaching below 1 percent for the ninth day in a row. Of the over 88 thousand tests taken yesterday, only 0.78 percent of those tests came back positive. Governor Cuomo said, “Our numbers reflect the hard work of New Yorkers, and as other states across the nation see surging cases, our numbers remain steadily low.” Governor Cuomo thanked New Yorkers for their efforts and urged residents to “not become complacent and risk slipping backward”, and to continue to wear masks, socially distance, and wash their hands regularly.
Indonesia’s 2020 state budget deficit may further widen to 2.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), much higher than the government’s target, as tax reforms would result in lower revenue collection, economists say.Institute for Development of Economic and Finance (Indef) economist Tauhid Ahmad said the budget deficit may reach Rp 486 trillion this year, compared with the government’s target of Rp 307.2 trillion, which represents 1.76 percent of GDP.“The government is being too optimistic because the [tax revenue] growth assumption of 13 percent is too high considering realized tax revenue grew by only 8 to 9 percent each year,” Tauhid told reporters in Jakarta on Thursday. The tax office collected Rp 1.33 quadrillion in tax revenues last year, 84.4 percent of the full-year target, causing a shortfall of Rp 245.5 trillion, the worst in at least the last five years.Read also: Indonesia’s 2019 budget deficit widens to 2.2 percent amid tax revenue short fallSeparately, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the sweeping tax reforms through the omnibus bill, which is to reduce corporate income taxes and make internet giants pay taxes, would await approval by the House of Representatives before full implementation.“Though we cut the corporate tax rate, we will widen our tax base and maximize our spending so that there is no economic shock,” Sri Mulyani told reporters on Wednesday. “This must be maintained due to the global economic slowdown.”Sri Mulyani previously said the government would reduce corporate income tax from the current 25 percent to 22 percent in 2021 and then to 20 percent in 2023.Read also: Indonesia plans sweeping tax reforms for ‘expatriate’ income, dividends, penalties Global economic uncertainties and the government’s planned tax reforms through an omnibus bill on taxation – which would lower and relax taxes on corporations and individuals – would lead to lower-than-expected tax collection.Risks stemming from the rapid spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, which has closed businesses and cities temporarily in China, the United States’ economic stagnation and geopolitical risks from climate change to Middle East conflict would affect global demand and commodity prices, economists said.Domestically, the government’s planned tax reform through the omnibus bill and super tax deductions, among other things, could widen the nation’s tax revenue shortfall, Tauhid said, adding: “This will cause the country to compensate for the lost tax revenue with debt.”The state budget deficit in 2019 totaled 2.2 percent of GDP, higher than the government’s 1.8 percent target because of a revenue shortfall of about Rp 207.9 trillion. The government collected Rp 1.96 quadrillion in state revenues last year, less than its target of Rp 2.16 quadrillion. The proposed changes would also make internet companies operating in Indonesia pay a 10 percent value added tax (VAT) regardless of where they are based. The government’s planned tax reforms in the omnibus bill on taxation also include relaxing income tax for Indonesians and foreign expatriates, as well as eliminating dividend taxes.Topics :
The Jakarta administration is reporting a worsening trend in the number of funerals using the protocols for people who died from the fast-spreading COVID-19.Between March 6 and Wednesday, 401 corpses were buried using the protocols: They were sprayed with disinfectant, covered in plastic and put inside coffins, according to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.Anies said the number of COVID-19-related funerals began to pick up on March 12, nearly a week after the first such funeral.On Thursday before 12 p.m. alone, the administration reported 38 bodies were buried using the protocols.Read also: Jakarta extends COVID-19 state of emergency to April 19“We were looking into data not only from the Health Ministry but also from cemeteries because some people with COVID-19 had not finished their test processes […] before they died,” Anies said during an online video conference with Vice President Ma’ruf Amin on Thursday. “Hence, we could not declare them COVID-19 patients.”Jakarta, the national epicenter of the outbreak, has started to conduct rapid tests across the province as the recent wave COVID-19 cases showed no signs of slowing down. It had performed rapid tests on 18,077 people by Tuesday, according to the Jakarta Health Agency’s head of disease control and prevention division, Dwi Oktavia Handayani.The test, which analyzes blood to detect whether a person has contracted the virus, found that 299 people were positive for COVID-19 while the remaining 17,778 people returned negative results.As of Thursday, the COVID-19 coronavirus, first discovered in December in Wuhan city in Hubei province in China, had infected 885 people in Jakarta — nearly half of the country’s confirmed cases.Read also: COVID-19: Jakarta awaits certainty from govt on quarantineOf the confirmed cases in the capital, 90 people had died of the disease while only 53 had recovered.“The situation is very concerning,” said the governor. “This was the reason we wrote a letter to the President proposing an extreme restriction measure.”Speaking with the Vice President, Anies requested support from the government in the form of testing kits that use throat swabs to detect whether a person has contracted the coronavirus.“Jakarta badly needs support to speed up the testing so we can detect people with the disease earlier,” said Anies. “Many cases were treated late. It has severe consequences if we are late in detection. They may already transmit the virus to others.”Ma’ruf said he would recommend the government support Jakarta in improving its testing.Topics :
Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jun 2020 10:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Saka has established himself as a first team player (Picture: Getty)However, after giving a positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future a fortnight ago, Arteta now says progress is being made with Saka’s representatives. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I am very positive that everything is going to be done with Bukayo very shortly,’ said Arteta.‘The communications between the club, agents & the family has been going on for months & is very fluent.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLike Saka, Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 and talks are underway with his representatives.Arsenal had put a £50m price tag on the Gabon international before the pandemic hit but they’d be looking at a figure closer to £30m if they choose to sell him this summer. MORE: Graeme Souness criticises Anthony Martial after first Manchester United hat-trick Mikel Arteta confident Bukayo Saka will sign new Arsenal deal Bukayo Saka is out of contract in 12 months time (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he’s ‘very positive’ that Bukayo Saka will sign a new deal at the club.The 18-year-old is out of contract in a year’s time and negotiations over a new deal have been ongoing throughout 2020 without resolution. Saka has broken into the first team this term and Arsenal are willing to raise his wages to recognise his status as an established part of Arteta’s first team.Saka’s entourage are pushing for a bigger deal and cited the £100,000-a-week deal that Chelsea handed to Callum Hudson-Odoi as proof of what the winger could earn elsewhere. Advertisement
LocalNews Kryolan prefessional make-up introduced to Dominica by: – August 31, 2011 Share Tweet Regional Agent and Make-up Artist of Kyrolan, Miss D’borah Blenham.Professionals working in the theater production, film and television sectors in Dominica are being advised to exercise prudence when purchasing make-up for their various sets.The advice came from Kryolan Regional Agent, D’borah Blenman who conducted a workshop for participants at the Old Mill Cultural Center on Tuesday.Miss Blenham says for over 65 years Kryolan Professional Make-up has been a specialized manufacturer of professional make-up serving theater, film and television around the globe.Kryolan is also engaged to establish their products more towards the beauty sector.“Kryolan has been around for over sixty-five years but it has only been in the region for the last three years or so. Initially I was the make-up artist and there was a different agent but now I am the Regional Agent and Make-up Artist. I normally travel the region doing training, promotions, sales in the make-up line just basically educating the public about Kryolan Professional make-up and what it has to offer.”Today Kryolan Professional Make-up delivers to customers in more than eighty countries on all continents of the world and is an acknowledged trademark for professional make-up artists.According to Miss Blenman, the name Kryolan and its other trademarks stand for professional competence, high product quality, exceptional diversity, professionalism, flexibility and tradition.Miss Blenman also noted the difference between Kryolan professional make-up as opposed to everyday beauty make-up which we are all familiar with, is that it a very fine make-up that will not appear bulky particularly on high definition cameras.“As you know we’ve moved in a direction of high definition and digital camera now and we have moved right along with it in that we have HD make-up. It is a very fine make-up, micro meaning that when you put it on and the camera is spot on you, the lights and stuff you will not see a bulk of make-up. There is also a line called derma-color that is used to cover any blemish on the face and the body and it gives you a flawless finish. Under the lights you will not get excessive sweating and shinning and stuff like that the make-up was designed for those types of conditions and to stay on for a very long time.”Kryolan has a range of more than 16, 000 items in 750 shades covering every need any professional make-up artist may have.Persons wishing to familiarize themselves with the product can contact Miss Blenman via emao; which is firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Kryolan website which is www.kryolan.com .Participants of the workshop were given a demonstration on how the products works as well as assist Miss Blenman in applying make-up on a participant Miss Yamika Ben-saada.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharing is caring! 146 Views no discussions
EducationLocalNewsSecondary Orion Academy represents Dominica in International PeaceQuilt Project by: – May 18, 2012 Sharing is caring! Water colour painting of Orion Academy students. Fourth Form students; Marissa Norris and Samara Burton, represented Orion Academy and in fact, the Commonwealth of Dominica, in an international effort to highlight the thoughts of children world-wide, on the issue of peace. The International PeaceQuilt project whihc was conceptualized as a celebration of the London Olympics 2012; aims to stitch together into one tapestry, the thoughts and pictorial illustrations on peace, by children from every country of the globe.The purpose of each drawing was to include the completed sentence, “We all wish for peace because…………”. It is hoped that the completed quilt will be chosen to be displayed at the games but is currently on display at various museums and other institutions that will accommodate it.Orion’s view on the subject of world peace is beautifully captured by the colourful, nationalistic images that the students wove together. Their drawing depicts the island of Dominica on the globe, in all its mountainous majesty, with child-like figures, representing our Kalinago and predominantly Negro populations, standing close to our coastline (where settlements – villages, have been established). Doves of peace fluttering around, while our Dominica flag is proudly held by the child of our indigenous race. The two hands that traverse the painting portray the different races throughout the world, reaching forward to clasp in a demonstration of goodwill, harmony, togetherness and ultimately, PEACE. The students chose to complete the sentence as follows: “We all wish for Peace because Harmony is not beyond our Reach”You will agree with me that Marissa and Samara have indeed represented Dominica well and are great Orion Ambassadors. Press Release Tweet Share Share Share 389 Views no discussions
DODGE CITY, Kan. – The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver winning Dodge City Raceway Park’s Saturday, July 19 Stampede special earns $1,200 and one of the first berths on the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The feature pays a minimum of $150 to start and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.There is no entry fee; pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under when accompanying a paying adult. Other sanctioned divisions on the card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA SportMods.More information is available on the www.dodgecityraceway.com website.