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Bradley Dean & Ryan Vona Board Cirque du Soleil-Paramour on B’way

first_img Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017 The soaring spectacle is coming together! Bradley Dean and Ryan Vona will join the previously announced Ruby Lewis in Cirque du Soleil—Paramour. The production, which is set to unite the signature style of Cirque du Soleil with Broadway’s storytelling, will begin previews on April 16. Opening night is scheduled for May 25.Along with Lewis as Indigo the poetess, Dean (The Last Ship) as A.J the director and Vona (Once) as Joey the composer, the cast of actors, dancers and circus arts performers will include Tom Ammirati, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Lee Brearley, Yanelis Brooks, Sam Charlton, Martin Charrat, Nate Cooper, Katrina Cunningham, Myriam Deraiche, Kyle Driggs, Jeremias Faganel, Amber Fulljames, Steven Trumon Gray, Tomasz Jadach, Rafal Kaszubowski, Reed Kelly, Denis Kibenko, Joe McAdam, Raven McRae, Sarah Meahl, Amber J. Merrick, Sheridan Mouawad, Amber Pickens, Justin Prescott, Fletcher Blair Sanchez, Matthieu Sennacherib, Bret Shuford, Blakely Slaybaugh, Sam Softich, Amiel Soicher, Amber van Wijk, Bruce Weber, Tomasz Wilkosz and Zhengqi Xia (Da Qi).  Directed by Philippe Decouflé, Paramour is set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood. The event will spin the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art.last_img read more

El Paso triples mobile morgues as COVID-19 surges, Texas governor sues to reopen El Paso

first_imgAccording to the report, El Paso officials have a “backlog of 85 bodies,” and Judge Ricardo Samaniego is seeing evidence that hospitals are not in a position to handle the continuing surge of cases. “It doesn’t look good. It may be as much as 20 per day the next two to three weeks. There might be more and more an incline of deaths.”Meanwhile, according to KFOX, Republican officials, under Gov. Greg Abbot, sued to have Judge Samaniego’s order struck down.  Judge Samaniego’s order was upheld by a district court judge on Friday, but that, and a rising body count, has not deterred Republican officials from pursuing this decision in the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. Trying to save human life is not the Republican Party brand. Think about that for a minute.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Around 100 busted in raid on West Jakarta discotheque

first_imgAuthorities busted around 100 people during a raid on Top One Discotheque in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, in the early hours of Friday morning.Ivan, the head of entertainment and recreation monitoring at Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, said the people found on the premises included patrons, hostesses and sex workers. He said the raid was conducted following a report from locals. Authorities followed up the report and found that the discotheque was operating from 12 p.m to 1 a.m despite the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed in the capital.Read also: New normal: Why people act as if the pandemic is over“We had been monitoring the premises since last night and went inside to check,” Ivan said,a s quoted by kompas.com.As punishment, the discotheque patrons will have to serve community service, as stipulated in Jakarta Gubernatorial Regulation No. 53/2020 on PSBB violations.On Wednesday, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced that the capital was extending the transitional COVID-19 restrictions for 14 days, as well as tightening supervision of traditional markets and train services. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Spoiler alert? Kamala Harris outed as Biden’s VP pick, maybe

first_imgBiden, who is leading strongly in the polls against Republican President Donald Trump, has also upped the interest factor by declaring well in advance that he would only choose a woman. This will be just the third time in US history that a woman is chosen, even if both previous cases — Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Sarah Palin in 2008 — turned out to be on losing tickets.In line with his ultra low-key campaign, Biden has kept a lid on leaks about his intentions.Media speculation has ebbed and flowed from heavy hitters like Senator Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama’s former UN ambassador Susan Rice, to strong late entries like Florida congresswoman Val Demings and war-wounded Senator Tammy Duckworth.Harris has always been in the mix with an impressive CV that includes her own performances in the Senate, her bid for the Democratic nomination before ceding to Biden, and, in the era of Black Lives Matter, the fact that she is black. Topics : Premature publication Adding to the mini-drama, the respected news site Politico ran — accidentally, it said — a story declaring Harris the winner. This was a “placeholder text… mistakenly published to the site,” Brad Dayspring, Politico’s vice president of marketing and communication, said.The text was quickly taken down but not before leaving a few Washington insiders wide-eyed.”Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months,” Politico wrote in the premature news item.It said that Biden saw Harris as “a worthy opponent” during their primary clashes and that she would bring name recognition, her years as a California prosecutor and “skill as a debater” to the ticket. Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick has been one of Washington’s best kept secrets but a supposedly accidental news publication and Biden’s own teasingly displayed notes are raising expectations that the winner is Kamala Harris.Speculation over the choice of VP is a parlor game played every four years in Washington, but this time the stakes are unusually high.Biden would be 78 on taking office — the oldest US president ever — and he has hinted that he might not seek a second term, making his deputy the prime candidate to take on the party’s nomination.center_img Game still on? Of course it’s possible that Politico really did mistakenly run a text that had been prepared just in case of Harris winning — a common practice in news organizations.And it’s possible that Biden’s notes meant nothing other than that he admires Harris. The same points in the notes could, in theory, be used to praise her during a speech to announce he’d chosen somebody else.Other candidates, particularly Rice, have been talked up in the final stretch. Warren, as a huge figure on the left of the Democratic party, has also remained in the mix.Harris brings the baggage of anyone who has done as much in public life, particularly as attorney general in California, where her role as crime fighter raises hackles among some on the Democratic left.Still, with her mixed Jamaican and Indian heritage, her proven toughness on the job, and the fact that she is only 55, Harris ticks a lot of Biden’s boxes.Her former spokesman, Ian Sams, said Harris scares Trump.”He’s flummoxed by strong women,” Sams claimed on Twitter.But on Tuesday, Harris was applauded by none other than Trump himself.”I think she’d be a fine choice, Kamala Harris. She’d be a fine choice,” he told reporters. On Tuesday, Biden said he would reveal his decision “in the first week in August.””I’ll let you know when I do,” he told journalists.But what if he already has?In his hand Tuesday was a piece of notepaper bearing the words “Kamala Harris.”Underneath, were a series of positive points: “Do not hold grudges” and “great help to campaign” and “great respect for her.”If Biden was also carrying around notes on his other potential VPs, he wasn’t holding them in a way that allowed — accidentally or not — an AFP photographer and others to get a shot.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp hits back at Kyle Walker for mocking Liverpool’s draw with Leicester

first_img Read More Comment by Metro 1 min. story Skip Ad Read More / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Jurgen Klopp hits back at Kyle Walker for mocking Liverpool’s draw with Leicester Video Settings About Connatix V67539 struggling Manchester United captain Harry… 1/1 Top articles Full Screen SPONSORED Klopp is hoping to win the Premier League with Liverpool this season (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Kyle Walker after the Englishman mocked Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Tuesday.Walker tweeted after Liverpool failed to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points, mocking the Reds with a Harry Maguire meme.However, the City defender quickly deleted his social media post after receiving criticism for his unsportsmanlike behaviour.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 CityAnd the Reds’ manager wasn’t best pleased by Walker’s actions, with the German preferring to celebrate his own side’s success rather than the demise of others.ADVERTISEMENT Read More PLAY Read More ‘I never celebrated another team dropping points or losing a game,’ Klopp said. ‘For me that’s not allowed.’AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Liverpool boss also responded to claims he asked for just one side of the Anfield pitch to be cleared of snow to give them an advantage against Leicester. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Feb 2019 2:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link140Shares Read More Coming Next Skip Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Walker won the Premier League with City last season (Picture: Getty)More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I never asked to clear one side of the pitch and not the other,’ he added. ‘That’s not how I understand sport.’City will be looking to close the gap to Liverpool this weekend when they take on Arsenal at the Etihad.Meanwhile, Liverpool have the challenge of an away trip to the London Stadium to face West Ham.MORE: Suarez signing for Arsenal is bad news for one other Gunners player, says KeownWill Liverpool win the Premier League?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

Robredo vows she won’t leak ‘sensitive drug info’

first_img“Naiintindihan ko naman kung ano ‘yong mga hindi pwedeng sabihin sa media; kung sensitive, hindi ‘yon pwede,” Robredo said in her weekly radio program, adding she knows the difference between promoting transparency in the drug war and the need to keep the confidential data private. Robredo met with officials of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United States Embassy to discuss the country’s anti-illegal drug campaign. “Magiging transparent as possible sa mga nangyayari pero hindi natin ida-divulge ‘yong mga sensitive information,” Robre added. President Duterte earlier threatened to remove the vice president as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee onAnti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) should she leak state secrets After accepting Duterte’s offer, the Vice President has vowed to change the direction of the campaign by implementing a health-based approach and ending extrajudicial killings related to the drive./PN Her ICAD appointment came after she barnded the administration’s drug war as “obviously not working.”center_img “Classified matters cannot be shared. Once [she does] that, she’s out, I would fire her. Because you jeopardized the security of the state,” he said in an interview with GMA News’ Balitanghali. Vice President Leni Robredo. ABS-CBN NEWS MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo assured President Rodrigo Duterte she won’t divulge sensitive information on thegovernment’s anti-drug campaign with foreignentities. Duterte said there are matters that should be kept within the government.last_img read more

FIFA Beach World Cup: Nigeria draw Brazil, Portugal, Oman + All group fixtures

first_imgRelatedPosts Supersand Eagles crash out of Beach Soccer World Cup FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Supersand Eagles set for Portugal Supersand Eagles fall again as Senegal hold on to CAF beach soccer title Nigeria’s beach team, also known as the Supersand Eagles, have been drawn against Brazil, Portugal and Oman ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup slated for November in Paraguay. The Adamu Ejo-led team would on November 22 open their campaign in the competition against Portugal, while they battle Oman and five-time competition winners Brazil on November 24 and 26 respectively. Drawn into Group A, the hosts Paraguay will play Japan in their tournament opener on November 21. Switzerland and USA are the other two sides in the group. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 will be played from November 21 to December 1 and is the 10th edition of the tournament.The Groups: Group A Paraguay Japan Switzerland USAGroup B Uruguay Mexico Italy TahitiGroup C Belarus UAE Senegal RussiaGroup D Brazil Oman Portugal Nigeria.Tags: Adamu EjoFIFA Beach World CupSupersand Eagleslast_img read more

Craigan takes Under-19 post

first_imgStephen Craigan has taken over as Northern Ireland’s Under-19 manager. Craigan said: “I am extremely honoured to be given this position with the Under-19s. “During the last year I worked as Stephen’s assistant and have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the squad. “We have many good young players coming through the ranks and it’s definitely an exciting time to be involved with the Northern Ireland youth set-up.” Craigan’s first chance to manage the side competitively comes in October when they face Belgium, France and Iceland in a qualifying tournament for the European Under-19 Championship. The 36-year-old, who retired from international football in 2011 after winning 54 caps, had been working as assistant under Stephen Robinson. Robinson had been in charge of the Under-21s and Under-17s and will retain those positions. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Reds hopeful over Sturridge fitness

first_img The England forward, who has scored 23 goals for the Reds this season, was forced off after 66 minutes of Sunday’s 3-2 win over Manchester City with an apparent hamstring injury. Sturridge has since been assessed and has not yet been ruled out for the leaders’ game at Carrow Road on Sunday. A report on the club’s website, www.liverpoolfc.com, read: “A small strain was detected following a scan. “The 24-year-old will now undergo a treatment programme in order to try and be available for the trip to Carrow Road.” Liverpool are two points clear of Chelsea at the top of the table and know that victories in their final four games will secure a first title since 1990. Title-chasing Liverpool are hopeful striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit for this weekend’s Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Any win will do for McIlroy

first_img McIlroy won his first two major titles by eight shots and was six ahead after 54 holes on his way to victory in the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool last month. But the 25-year-old is just one ahead of Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger after a third round of 67 at Valhalla, with Rickie Fowler another stroke back in third and Phil Mickelson and Jason Day within three of the lead. Rory McIlroy admitted he would take any kind of victory after claiming a narrow lead heading into the final round of the US PGA Championship. “I’ll take a win any way it comes,” said the world number one, who is seeking his second major title in four weeks and third win in succession. “If that means having to scrap it out with a couple of people coming down the stretch, so be it. Any win would be very satisfying. “I didn’t have my best stuff for some of that round today. Obviously I finished well with three birdies in the last four holes but the middle of the round was pretty scrappy. “The last two days it has not been quite as good as I can be. If everything does click tomorrow, then obviously I feel like there’s a very low score in me. “The biggest thing I was concerned about on the back nine today was not being in the lead. I got tied for the lead there for a while and I wanted to just get back in the lead. “I’m really confident right now no matter who is on that leaderboard; I feel like I have a pretty good chance in beating them. “It’s more mentally and physically tough whenever you’re at this end of a leaderboard, especially a few weeks in a row. But I gave myself Monday off here this week and I still feel pretty fresh going into tomorrow.” Wiesberger was a total of 12 over for his previous two appearances in the US PGA before this week and had only made one halfway cut in five previous majors, but carded a flawless 65 which was completed in stunning fashion. The 28-year-old world number 70 holed from inside three feet on the 505-yard 16th, almost holed his second shot to the 17th and then left an eagle pitch just inches short on the 18th. “It was a dream come true really, going out there with Phil (Mickelson), one of my heroes,” said Wiesberger, who lost a play-off for the Lyoness Open in his native Vienna in June, the event he won in 2012 for his second European Tour title. “I played beatifully today, I didn’t miss a lot of shots, set up a few nice opportunities on the last few holes especially. I’m very proud of myself the way I played. “It’s a completely new situation for me so I am quite a rookie in this particular situation. I know what I’m capable of doing. I know if I drive the ball well and don’t get ahead of myself, I can play good golf. “I’ve never played well in the majors. I’ve played well in the other bigger events in Europe and won a couple. It’s not the same, but you kind of get a feeling for what you have to do, how you have to handle yourself. It’s just on a different level but you’re still out there with your caddie trying to do the best you can. “I’m friends with Rory and I’m sure it’s going to be a nice situation out there tomorrow again. Hopefully do the things well that I did today and just enjoy myself. From now on, it’s just a bonus, really.” Press Associationlast_img read more