first_img View Comments February is a busy month for American accents in London, with multiple Broadway titles emerging on the scene alongside a bevy of stars that includes a TV favorite (Matthew Perry), a two-time Olivier Award winner (Janie Dee) and Tony winner (Tom Conti) back on the London stage. For more on these and other offerings, read on.FEBRUARY 1-7Seeing Red: The much-laureled Adrian Lester brings his wife Lolita Chakrabarti’s play Red Velvet to the West End, under the banner of Kenneth Branagh’s theater company, opening February 1 at the Garrick Theatre. The director is Indhu Rubasingham, who since this play’s previous London outing directed last summer’s National Theatre premiere of The Motherf**ker with the Hat.Also: Fresh on the heels of Branagh’s since-closed The Winter’s Tale, with Dame Judi Dench, along comes the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe with its own production of the same late-career play about forgiveness and wonder. John Light and Rachael Stirling head the cast. The director is Michael Longhurst, who staged the glorious Constellations on Broadway last year. Opening night is February 4.FEBRUARY 8-14You’ve Got a Friend: TV’s Chandler Bing, otherwise known as Matthew Perry, returns to the West End for the first time since 2003, this time as the star of his own play The End of Longing, directed by Lindsay Posner and co-starring Lloyd Owen and American performer Jennifer Mudge, late of Fiasco Theatre’s Into the Woods. Opening night is February 11.Also: The busy Michael Longhurst returns to the London stage on February 8 with his production of Joshua Harmon’s off-Broadway hit Bad Jews, this time to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket and with Ilan Goodman (son of Henry) once again in the male lead. First full post-opening week of the National Theatre revival of the seminal August Wilson play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Dominic Cooke directs a cast headed by Olivier winner Sharon D. Clarke (Ghost the Musical) as Ma Rainey.FEBRUARY 15-21Sock it to ‘Em: The sock puppet that made a Broadway sensation of Robert Askins’ explosive Hand to God have a West End perch at the Vaudeville Theatre, opening February 15 with Janie Dee and Neil Pearson among the cast. Harry Melling, better known as Harry Potter’s Dudley Dursley, plays the dual parts for which Steven Boyer was a 2015 Tony nominee.Also: First full week of previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre of the West End premiere of Motown the Musical, starring Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross and Cedric Neal as Motown founder Berry Gordy. Simon McBurney’s solo play about the Amazon rainforest, The Encounter, was the sensation of last summer’s Edinburgh Festival and transfers for a limited London run opening February 16 at the Barbican.FEBRUARY 22-28Life with Father: Kenneth Cranham brings his much-lauded performance as the mentally ailing patriarch of Florian Zeller’s The Father back to the West End, this time for a five-week run at the Duke of York’s starting February 24 prior to a U.K. tour. James Macdonald’s production will no longer feature Claire Skinner as Cranham’s daughter: she has gone on to lead the concurrent Hampstead Theatre premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole.Also: Graham Butler, a onetime Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, joins Olivier winner Michelle Terry in the National Theatre revival of Sarah Kane’s 1998 play Cleansed opening on February 23. Tony winner Tom Conti joins Laurence Fox in the Park Theatre premiere The Patriotic Traitor, written and directed by Jonathan Lynn. Opening is set for February 25. last_img read more

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January 17, 2021

Turfgrass Conference

first_imgSchwartz and fellow UGA CAES turf breeder Paul Raymer gave an update on the latest bermudagrass hybrids. Schwartz discussed UGA’s Turfgrass breeding program, golf course greens, new grasses for sod farms and home owners and a new turfgrass drought-tolerant grass variety, DT1, bred by retired UGA turfgrass breeder Wayne Hanna.“We’re not in a drought this week, but the drought will come back. People will have water(ing) restrictions. Hopefully, this grass will serve them well,” Schwartz said.Turfgrass is a valuable commodity across Georgia. According to the 2011 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report, turfgrass generated $74 million. It is a commodity that affects sports venues, golf courses and lawns around the country.“It’s one of those universal things,” Schwartz said. “From the golf course to the commercial area to your lawn, people care and we want to make it better for them.”Schwartz added that turf management is also important for consumers. Knowing the proper way to take care of your lawn or your putting green is essential for turf users.“Genetics is only a part of the equation. You have to have great management. Between the management, the water, the fertility, you can have a great grass that’s ruined by bad management. You can (also) have a pretty bad grass that’s brought up by good management,” Schwartz said.Other discussions included a brief synopsis from UGA CAES entomologist Will Hudson on turfgrass insect pests, a short talk on issues in urban agriculture by UGA CAES entomologist Kris Braman and a look at advancing the frontiers of new trees and shrubs by UGA Professor Emeritus Michael Dirr.The event concluded at the campus’ turfgrass plots where Schwartz talked about current research on the Tifton campus. Turfgrass experts from across the Southeast were in Tifton on Tuesday for the 67th annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference.Turf scientists and breeders from the University of Georgia, ABAC, Clemson and the University of Florida all brought the latest in turf and grass science to south Georgia for the event. The annual conference highlights UGA turfgrass research and provides professionals with the knowledge they need to manage grasses in “the real world,” said UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences turfgrass breeder Brian Schwartz.Hot topics addressed at this year’s conference included dealing with nematodes in southeastern turf, herbicide resistance in bermudagrass and maximizing the gain from your fertility program.last_img read more

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first_imgAlmost 18 million passengers were embarked and disembarked in Croatian seaports in the third quarter of 2018. Compared to the same period in 2017, this is an increase of 3,8%.The number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships in the third quarter of 2018 amounted to 17,3 million passengers, which is 3,7% more than in the same period in 2017. The number of passengers increased in ports with significant passenger traffic such as Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Cres and Preko. 1,0% more passenger vehicles were loaded and unloaded on ships, while buses remained at the same level compared to the same quarter of 2017.Of the total number of passengers in seaports, 3,4% or 607 thousand were disembarked from cruise ships and, among others, visited the ports of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Šibenik. Compared to the same period in 2017, these passengers increased by 8,9%.Source: CBS In September 2018, Croatian airports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 435% more than in the same month last year.The largest passenger traffic was achieved by Split Airport with 453 thousand passengers (an increase of 8,1% compared to September 2017), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 383 thousand passengers (an increase of 10,5% compared to September 2017) and the airport port of Zagreb with 343 thousand passengers (an increase of 4,4% compared to September 2017).The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 294 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 16,4% compared to the same period last year. The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in September 2018 was 15, which is an increase of 466% compared to September 2017.Source: CBSIncrease in the number of passengers in maritime transport last_img read more

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first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Facebook Google Topics : Linkedin Indonesia continued to push for the establishment of an ASEAN travel corridor at the region’s premier foreign policy meeting, despite having been slapped with travel bans by other countries fearing the possibility of imported cases from the archipelago.At the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Wednesday, the first time the annual meeting was held completely by video-conference, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi reiterated the need for a travel corridor arrangement, saying it would not only help in the global economic recovery but also signal ASEAN unity in responding to the pandemic.“I spoke about how Indonesia has prepared an initial draft, which is currently being [studied] and I would like to express my appreciation for the support that has come from ASEAN member countries,” she told reporters after the meeting.Retno acknowledged that it was not the right time to … ASEAN ministerial-conference travel-corridor health diplomacy entry-ban Malaysia Vietnamlast_img read more

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first_imgMaxwel Cornet UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUELyon star Maxwel Cornet couldn’t hide his delight after helping his side shock Manchester Cityin the Champions League quarter-finals on Saturday night.The Ivorian scored the opening goal in the Ligue 1club’s 3-1 win over Pep Guardiola’s City side in Lisbon to book a spot in the last-four. Cornet also scored the opener in Lyon’s group stage win over the Premier Leagueside in September 2018 and was pleased to play another key role in a brave display against City.The 23-year-old told RMC Sport: ‘These are exceptional matches to play in, they don’t come along everyday, I have succeeded once more against Man City.‘We have to underline the work of the team. I am delighted.‘We are lucky to play against the best players in the world. We are not here by accident, we have worked very hard, we have never given up.’Lyon were arguably deserving of their win against the Premier League outfit, as they defended well and always looked a threat on the counter-attack.But several pundits gave the French side little hope of winning before the game, though Cornet said his side dealt with the pre-match negativity.He added: ‘That is part of football, the most important thing is to rout the doubters, that is what I have done, I have always given my all for the shirt.‘I do not know if we were underestimated, we do our work in complete humility. We work each day. We have to continue like this.’Next up for Lyon is a daunting semi-final against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, who thumped Lionel Messi’s Barcelona 8-2 in Lisbon just 24 hours before Lyon beat City.Cornet believes his side are capable of beating the Bundesliga side as they have proved they possess the desire to get over difficult challenges, such as City.The Ivorian said: ‘We know the attacking power of this team, we saw it again vs Barca.‘It will be a difficult match that we will have to play with desire, there is no reason why we shouldn’t succeed.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_img Published on December 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm Contact Clare: clramire@syr.edu AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments A career-high 29 points from sophomore forward Tyler Lydon wasn’t enough for Syracuse (6-4) in a 78-71 loss to Georgetown (7-4) Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. Here’s a graphical breakdown of the Orange’s fourth nonconference loss.last_img

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first_imgWhile Sam Warburton’s return from injury sees him captain the side. Three Irish players have been named in the Lions side for the opening match of their tour.Ulster pair Rory Best and Iain Henderson have been joined by Leinster out-half Jonathan Sexton in the starting fifteen for Saturday’s meeting with the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians.Tadhg Furlong and Jared Payne both make the bench. Photo © Pat Flynnlast_img

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first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit LVbet is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to LVbet COO Adrian Sidowski about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and how betting and football stakeholders can work more effectively together.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting?AS: Perhaps the question should be “why is football such an attractive sport in general?” The answer is, of course, that it produces more passion, excitement, and commitment that pretty much any other sport in the world.It’s a sport where, in the space of a single match, fans can experience excitement, despair and euphoria. It’s a sport in which giants can be slayed by minnows, a sport that constantly creates surprises.Just think of the roller coast ride over the last few years for Leicester fans! This is what makes it arguably the most popular sport in the world.SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing?AS: Whereas the pre-match product offered is still rather conservative, things are evolving regarding in-play betting.Firstly, fast betting markets are increasing in popularity – those markets that are settled within five to ten minutes.Secondly, the sheer number of in-play events is increasing dramatically. We offer games from literally all over the world: Australian U20 leagues, Vietnamese U19 League, Icelandic U19 Women Division, Russian 5th Division, Polish Regional Cup etc.Basically, if you have a friend who plays football, the chances are that you can bet on their team.SBC: How can betting & football stakeholders work better and more effectively together?AS: I believe that the industry needs to focus on expanding betting integrity initiatives and programs. Match fixing and corruption in football, whilst still relatively rare, has the potential to severely damage the appeal of the sport.Transparency and effective communications between betting and football stakeholders needs to be continually improved, to ensure integrity and customer confidence.SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting?AS: We are living in an exciting era with the rapid emergency of artificial intelligence, that can effectively manage and utilise the exponentially growing volume of data produced within the sports industry. Being able to convert this data into viable and useful odds is crucial from the perspective of any operator, as is being able to effectively communicate betting options to customers using multiple platforms simultaneously – not just the operators own site, but also through social media.Indeed, from the consumers’ point-of-view, content is crucial. The danger is very real that people get swamped with too much data, and get turned off. Being able to intelligently and automatically provide relevant and appealing content, for individual customers, is only going to get more important.Fixtures, tables, statistics, injuries, transfer rumours, news, videos, gossips and, of course, the odds, all need to be provided in an easily digestible, and entertaining format. Emerging technology is going to be key to enabling this, because the sheer volume of data is simply too much to manage manually.SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?AS: Well, basically LVbet would like to explore the points we have just covered, in more detail – but especially the theme of emerging technologies. I believe that it is essential to keep tabs on the latest emerging trends and tech developments, and we can all learn a lot from each other.Bringing together so many great minds and talents from the industry, can only result in everyone improving their knowledge, and is bound to light the spark of inspiration in many minds. Share LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return July 17, 2020 LV BET appoints Marcin Jablonski as commercial lead September 18, 2019 SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Related Articleslast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement ntNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsz5uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E12gh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) amyWould you ever consider trying this?😱ortzCan your students do this? 🌚wlRoller skating! Powered by Firework Marcus Rashford is a product of the Manchester United academy and fans always hope that an academy product resonates the values of the club. It so happens that Rashford is right on the money when it comes to that.Advertisement The pacey English forward arranges for a cancer-survivor fan from the US to attend a game at Old Trafford.Advertisement Rashford scored the only goal of the game last weekend against Leicester and hopefully his fine form will continue as the season progresses.Today, an internet outrage took place on The Sun as the media outlet published sensitive and privacy breaching news on the personal life of cricketer Ben Stokes’ mother. Rashford took a firm stand on the matter by saying “Ben Stokes and his family deserve better”. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Islanders (12-13, 9-5 SLC) and Cowgirls (18-11, 9-5 SLC) each will play for seeding in the tournament this week, currently in a three-way tie for fourth place with Houston Baptist. Corpus Christi looks for revenge on two opponents who gave the Islanders five-set losses earlier this season; they host Sam Houston State (14-13, 10-4 SLC) on Thursday at  6:30 p.m. CT and Abilene Christian (11-15, 7-7 SLC) on Saturday at noon. McNeese competes at Central Arkansas (23-3, 12-2 SLC) on Thursday at 6 p.m. before closing the regular season at Northwestern State (13-16, 8-6 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. D’Alessandro picked up 11 blocks on the week en route to clinching McNeese’s spot to the Southland Conference Tournament. The senior from Port Charlotte, Fla., tallied six block assists in Thursday’s 3-0 win over New Orleans. She turned around and added five more blocks (one solo, four assists) in a 3-0 Senior Day win against Southeastern Louisiana. She ended the week with 1.83 blocks per set. D’Alessandro ranks ninth in conference action in blocks per set with 1.10. Honorable Mention: Lexus Cain, Stephen F. Austin; Samantha Anderson, Central Arkansas; Channing Burleson, Northwestern State Gilpin led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a pair of sweeps and helped her team clinch a spot to the 2017 Southland Conference Tournament. In six sets, the senior from Houston led her side with 28 kills, averaging 4.67 kills per set. She hit .296 for the week and added a team-best 28 digs, two assists and a service ace to her name. Gilpin is sixth in the league in kills per set in conference matches with 3.46. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Shanna Spree, McNeese; Samantha Anderson, Central Arkansas; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austincenter_img Gilpin and D’Alessandro each led their team to straight-set victories throughout the week to claim spots in the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament set for Nov. 17-19 and hosted by the Islanders. Gilpin garnered offensive honors following back-to-back double-digit kills performances. D’Alessandro got hands on 11 attacks at the net in two matches to win the defensive accolade. Defensive Player of the Week: Jenny D’Alessandro, McNeese – Sr. – Middle Blocker – Midland, Texas FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Brittany Gilpin and McNeese’s Jenny D’Alessandro are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Offensive Player of the Week: Brittany Gilpin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Outside Hitter – Houstonlast_img read more

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