Tickets Now On Sale for Groundhog Day on Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Andy Karl in ‘Groundhog Day’ at the Old Vic(Photo: Manuel Harlan) Groundhog Day is gearing up to cast its shadow in New York, and now’s your chance to see it (and see it again, and again, and again…). Tickets are now available to catch Tony nominee Andy Karl in the new musical, which is set to begin performances on March 16, 2017 at the August Wilson Theatre.Directed by Matthew Warchus, the musical features a score by Matilda scribe Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin (who co-wrote the original 1993 film). No word yet on further casting; Karl played Phil in the world premiere at London’s Old Vic opposite Carlyss Peer as Rita.Groundhog Day follows TV weather man Phil (played by Bill Murray on screen), who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of a coworker.Opening night is scheduled for April 17.center_img Groundhog Day Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017last_img read more

10-man Ivory Coast held by Guinea

first_imgA ten-man star studded Ivory Coast scrambled for a point against a gritty Guinean side in the opening AFCON Group D encounter.Seydou  Doumbia saved the blushes and dignity of the Ivorian side with a second half equaliser to cancel a Mohammed Yattara early lead in the first.The Ivorians had all to play for but were let down by a moment of madness by AS Roma attacker Gervinho who was shown the exit early in the second half for punching his Guinean marker.He was the best man in the Ivorian side at the time and his exit was a big blow. But Herve Renard’s men managed to salvage a point.It was the Guineans who settled well in the first half running at their Ivorian defence in a desperate attempt for a goal.Their persistence paid off in the 36th minute. Kolo Toure failed to clear his lines and was punished by Yattara. The Lyon based striker struck it hard and high in the six yard box to put the minnows in the lead.The Ivorians searched for the equaliser and it was Gervinho who proved a slippery customer for the Guinean defence but Manchester City new found striker Winfried Bone was always caught out of position.From recess the Ivorian side were desperate for the equaliser. With a goal down, the Elephants went a man down when Gervinho punched his marker in the face.Coach Herve Renard brought on Seydou Doumbia who turned out to be the hero of the Ivorian side when he finished off a great team effort from the Elephants.Yahya Toure who had been quiet on the day found Bone with a superb pass and the new City attacker controlled with his chest before setting   Doumbie for the much needed equaliser. The Ivorians, tagged favourites of the tournament now have a huge hurdle to cross against Cameroon and Mali. Follow Live update of the gameThe game is over. Both teams stewing over what could have been. Guinea will feel good although they wished they could have held on after a red card against Ivory Coast. The Elephants would feel relieved. A draw is better than a loss even if you are favourite to win.90’ Late pressure as a high ball drops into the box but the Guinea player is not well positioned to use it. The game appears to have slowed down. Have both teams accepted the scoreline as the fourth draw of AFCON 2015? 88′ Great defence play by center back Pogba to dispossess Doumbia. If he hadn’t got that right. It would have been a penalty.85′ Would you believe it? Yaya Toure has been replaced. Doukoure who plays for French club Metz, is coming on for the big man.84′ Shirt pulling in the box as players jostle for space for the corner.83’ Former AC Milan man Constant stands over the freekick for Guinea. He is about 35 meters outs. His shot is deflected by Eric Bertrand Bailly for a corner for Guinea.  Eric Bertrand Bailly is down after the shot.80’ Yaya Toure is dispossessed after attempting to stamp his authority in the midfield. A counter attack is on but it fizzles out in the final third. 73′ Ivorian right back Serge Aurier displays great skill very fast on the eye to skin an opponent on the right of the corner flag. He darts dangerously to supply a shot-like pass to Bony at the near post but the angle is too close to the keeper.71’ Great inter passing play creates a great chance…. Great goal!!!! A  lob to Winfred Bony who unselfishly teed up substitute Doumbia inside the box as he slots the ball low into the left post.70’ Guinea effect their first substitution. Camara is coming on for Yattara the goalscorer.63′ Change for Ivory Coast. Solomon Kalou is off for CSKA Moscow forward Doumbia. Montepillier player Tienne is on for Serey Die .62′ Guinea player drags the ball back after cutting inside into the box but he is brought down. The freekick is not explioted well enough 61′ Traore denied by the cross bar after a beautiful shot from long range. He cuts across the midfield, surged a little further and a blast of a shot alomst sealed the favourite fate.57’ Keita has gone down for Guinea after Gervinho tries what looks like a slap. Red card for Ivory Coast’s promising attacking option. He really has let his team down.55’ Yaya Toure misfires across goal with his left foot. He should have tried with his more comfortable right. Neat pass from Gervinho again to Yaya not maximized.53′ Serey Die slides in dangerously on Conte to attract the first yellow card for the Ivory Coast50’ Gervinho holds on to the ball for too long as he runs into the box but the ball is picked out and cleared for a corner to Ivorians. 47’ Bony brings down a ball with his right and lets off a snap shot which whistles past the crossbar. Guinea closing down their opponents more. They will be keen to protect the lead. Ivory Coast players circle the Guinea half.Second half resumes. 45′ Referee whistles for half time.43’ Guinea is looking good with two more dangerous attacks from low crosses into the box. But perhaps the connection is letting them down or the players are not well positioned to take the chances.40’ Ivory Coast attempt to reply immediately through a Winfred Bony pass to Yaya Toure just inside the penalty box has been blocked.35′ Guinea takes a surprise lead after a blast of a shot into the top left corner after a cross from the right. Yattara is the scorer!!!! Keeper stood no chance!!!34′ Gervinho in another dangerous position, shrugs off a marker inside the box but he is blocked by two more defenders. The AS Roma man should be enjoying his freedom in attack.32’ Is it a friendly match for the Ivorians? No urgency. A case of calm confidence or familiar complacency against weaker teams?31’ Traore teases a long cross too far into the box and outside for a goalkick. Earlier his pass on the counter attack was poor. His colleagues will feel let down.26’ Ivory Coast are enjoying a good spell of possession. Another foul on the left.  Ivory Coast’s clear strategy is reliance on both flanks to cut in and destablise the Guinea defense enough for a Winfred Bony moment in the box.22’ 2014 CAF African Player of the Year, Yaya Toure steps up to take a freekick on the left flank. Guinea should be worried about the number of fouls they are conceding. The set up not well taken as a low cross is cleared out.20′ Cross to Winfred Bony to plucked down by his marker.19′ Excellent play by Kalou to get past his opponent on the right flank but another defender stuns him while closing him down. Kalou is on the floor.16′ Gervinho hits the cross bar after Naby Yattara tips his shot. Gervinho skinned two opponents in a swift counterattack.14′ First corner for Ivory Coast. Poor corner. Fofana surges with the ball through the middle but he backtracks. Passes it wide but the low cross inside the box finds no connection7’ Winfred Bony leans into Kamara a little too much after a pass to him at the edge of the area. Guinea will be glad for the ruling. A Bony turn is dangerous but opportunity is wasted.5′ Great run through the middle from Gervinho. He releases a pass to Yattara but he is blocked before he could let off a shot.Ivory Coast have fielded a familiar side with all the big guns except Chelsea star Didier Drogba.  Manchester City new signing Winfred Bony will be closely watched.Referee signals the begining of proceedingsPerennial favourites Ivory Coast line up a 4-3-3 formation against Guinea in the first Group D clash. Guinea was ravaged by Ebola and a win will do some good to a nation in deep mourning after a horrific plague.Ivory Coast: Gbohouo, Aurier, Kolo, Bailly, Kanon, Dié, Tioté, Yaya, Kalou, Bony, Gervinho.Guinea: N Yattara; Issiaga, Pogba, F Camara, Sankoh, N Keita, B Fofana, Constant, Conte, Traore, M Yattara.last_img read more

Vin Scully deserves one last honor at Cooperstown

first_imgOne isn’t really “enshrined” in the Hall when they are voted for this, however. Their black-and-white photo is actually just added to a big green wall, a display about the game’s broadcast and writing history in the “Scribes and Mikemen” wing.The writers are honored annually with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, appropriately enough named after the longtime editor of The Sporting News.Not to go fracking on Frick’s future, but his past isn’t all that broadcast worthy.He was elevated to commissioner of baseball in 1951 and stayed there until 1965. His claim to fame was ghostwriting for Babe Ruth, so no wonder the mark he left on the game has to do with an asterisk — preventing Roger Maris from having sole possession of the 162-game single-season home-run record in 1961 that belonged to Ruth in a 154-game season. Under Frick’s watch, the Dodgers and Giants moved west, and the National League expanded after threats by the Continental League to compete for talent and cities. Frick died in 1978. So the Hall thought by putting his name on this award it would do him a solid.Otherwise?“Vin means so much to baseball and the broadcasting world, but at this point we are comfortable with the name of the Ford C. Frick Award,” said Jon Shestakofsky, the vice president of communications and education with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, when asked about a possible rebranding of the honor.John Thorn, the official Major League Baseball historian, gave us this thought: “I try not to have opinions about other people’s business, but Frick is an odd namesake for the award.”Scully would not be.The Southern California Broadcasters Association will give out its first Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement award in January — and Scully is the first recipient. Scully’s alma mater, Fordham, has one started as well.Cooperstown needs to figure out this is a win-Vin situation. Just do it before the soon-to-be 89-year-old Scully can live to see it and appreciate the gesture.“I began listening and watching to Scully when I was 8, in 1955, the annus mirabilis of the Brooklyn Dodgers,” Thorn added when asked about Scully’s influence on him. “It amazes and delights me that he is still crazy about baseball — and curious about the wider world — after all these years, even if, as a player in our national drama, he exits stage right.“I hadn’t thought that I was modeling my career after Vin’s but maybe, all along, I was.”And the rest could be history.• Oct. 2 might be logged in Dodgers history as Scully’s final game. But it was also the date, 50 years ago this Sunday, of Sandy Koufax’s last victory. His most important? Could be. In a 6-3 win at Connie Mack Stadium, Koufax gutted out eight shutout innings and a rocky ninth to register his 27th win. He started the game against future Hall of Famer Jim Bunning, who was seeking his 20th win. It was the second game of a doubleheader, and the Dodgers needed the win to clinch the National League title and a World Series trip.The one element that may tarnish Koufax’s feat in the baseball annals?He struck out Phillies catcher Bob Uecker twice in the game.• When drifting back to that “Vin Scully Appreciation” ceremony Friday, wouldn’t the perfect conclusion for Kevin Costner’s nine-minute-plus speech had been: “Vin … wanna have a catch?”VIN SCULLY ITEMS IN THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAMEAccording to Jon Shestakofsky, the vice president of communications and education for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, these are among the Vin Scully items in their collection:• A signed scorecard by Scully from the July 23, 1951, annual Hall of Fame exhibition game played between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia A’s. He was in his second year with the franchise at the time.• Audio of his calls from Don Drysdale’s fifth straight shutout in 1968, and the 59th scoreless inning of Orel Hershiser’s streak in 1988 that broke Drysdale’s record; Hank Aaron’s 715th home run call; various locker room interviews from the World Series in 1959, ’63 and ’65; an LP recording of the Bill Singer 1970 no-hitter; a CD of a radio program titled “Vin Scully: Voice of Heaven” in 2005 made by Fordham University’s WFUV-AM (available at• A baseball signed by Scully as well as Walter Alston, Ron Fairly and Jim Gilliam and other Dodgers• The Curt Smith biography on Scully called “Pull Up A Chair.”• A postcard of Scully with partner Jerry Doggett.Said Shestakofsky about future contributions: “Vin has been extremely generous with us in the past. We have a number of items in our collection that are linked to his long and storied career, and have connected with him to see if something else can be added from this season.” Of all the relics that could represent Vin Scully in perpetuity at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., items that might convey to future generations what he did and what he meant, what would mean the most to his legacy?Audio clips of his greatest calls are already there. A few other odd pieces of memorabilia are in the vault as well.But this one is easy: Flip the name of the Ford C. Frick Award to the Vin Scully Award.In 1982, Scully was the sixth recipient of the honor given to broadcasters who make “major contributions to baseball.” Red Barber, his mentor, received the first one in 1978, along with Mel Allen. The Dodgers’ Jaime Jarrin was the first non-English award winner in 1998.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Supermarket owner fined for tampering with expiration dates

first_imgA Chinese supermarket owner, who operates on the East Coast of Demerara, was on Monday fined $60,000 when he appeared before the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court, to answer to three charges of tampering with food items.Yuhai Lin of Lin Supermarket admitted he repackaged foods under insanitary conditions, sold expired products and tampered with the labels of milk products. Lin was fined $60,000 for the three offences.A section of food items discovered to be repackaged under insanitary conditionsCriminal proceedings were instituted against the proprietor in accordance with the laws of Guyana – Food and Drug Act of 1971, Chapter 34:03, Section 35.Under this law, Part II (5), it states: “any person who sells an article of food that is unfit for human consumption or was manufactured, prepared, packaged or stored under the unsanitary condition is guilty of an offence”.Part II (6) of the Act went on to outline that: “Any person who labels, packages, treats, processes, sells or advertises any food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, value, quality, composition, merit or safety is guilty of an offence.”Head of the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD), Marlon Cole told Guyana Times that he hoped this would be a warning to other businesses who may be involved in illegal repackaging and tampering.The owner of the embattled supermarket was just last month busted during an inspection exercise on the East Coast of Demerara, on October 5.According to the GA-FDD, the proprietor of the supermarket, which was only recently established, was discovered to be repackaging foods under insanitary conditions, selling expired foods and also tampering with expiration dates. He was found to be extending the date mark on condensed milk products.The Department disclosed that 51 395-gram tins of condensed milk which had the date marks tampered with were seized and removed from the premises. These tins just had the manufacture date and the expiry date, whereas those products that were not tampered with carried a barcode along with the manufacture and expiry dates.The GA-FDD is calling on consumers to pay closer attention to the expiry dates on products being sold.“Consumers are again asked to ensure that all items of food have a label, is English translated and to ensure the dates are closely examined and not altered or tampered with,” the Department warned.last_img read more

RNLI volunteers rush to assist casualty off Arranmore

first_imgArranmore RNLI volunteers have come to the rescue of a fisherman who was injured at sea this morning.The alarm was raised at 10.30am when a crew member suffered a hand injury onboard a 40ft crabber.The RNLI lifeboat was swiftly launched from Arranmore Island as volunteers travelled 40 miles north west to meet the trawler. The fisherman was transferred to the lifeboat at approximately 12noon and is believed to be en route to Burtonport. Nora Flanagan, spokesperson for the Arranmore RNLI, said that an ambulance is ready to transfer the casualty to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment.RNLI volunteers rush to assist casualty off Arranmore was last modified: May 4th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Governor lauds BienAime Integrity Commission at anticorruption meeting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Dec 2015 – Sonia Bien-Aime is again used as the poster child for honesty and anti-corruption, this time Governor Peter Beckingham drew reference to the FIFA executive who soared up the ranks as a pioneer not just for the Turks and Caicos, but for women in soccer. Beckingham was speaking at the Integrity Commission’s Anti-Corruption Day on Wednesday as he highlighted the importance of even the very smallest of countries being more involved in good governance. H.E. let his audience in on the fact that sometimes Government Ministers find themselves recusing themselves of certain discussions and negotiations at the Cabinet level; adding that he is glad that the declaration of interests, which used to be almost completely ignored by politicians, is now taken very seriously in the TCI. The Governor applauded the Integrity Commission too, saying, and I quote: “This is inevitably a difficult and sometimes challenging role but with the inspirational leadership of its Board, whose work I applaud, TCI is beginning to stand out in the region as something of a model on how to organise a successful anti-corruption body”. Governor Beckingham called Bien-Aime’s example fine and laudable. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Recommended for you New Prison Supt & Officer of the Year Awarded Related Items:anti-corruption day, governor peter beckingham, integrity commission, Sonia Bien Aime DR wants consulate office in TCIlast_img read more