Enter the Rehearsal Room with the Radio City Rockettes

first_img Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes View Comments Related Shows It may be October—but the iconic Radio City Rockettes are already high-kicking straight into the holiday season! Sparkly decorations, reindeer and Santa Claus himself will soon dazzle the audiences of Radio Music Hall. Performances of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes are scheduled to begin on November 11 with an official opening night set for November 15. Be sure to add the splendid limited engagement to your wishlist—the Rockettes will be tapping, toy-soldiering and twirling through January 2, 2017. Take a look at our hot shots of the performers strutting their stuff in preparation for one of New York’s most beloved stage stints of the year!center_img The Radio City Rockettes(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020last_img read more

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On the Blogs: ‘Powering the Next Billion Consumers Will Look Very Different Than Powering the First’

first_imgOn the Blogs: ‘Powering the Next Billion Consumers Will Look Very Different Than Powering the First’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg New Energy Finance:More than a billion people worldwide live without reliable access to electricity. Providing them with power will require hundreds of billions of dollars of investment, vast deployment of technology, and adaptable business and financial market strategies. Much of the job can be done with power generation systems that are not connected to a central grid, and with largely fuel-free technology.That is, the new grids need not be the enormous, centralized kind that exist in the developed world. If power can be generated where it is consumed — with a solar system connected to home appliances, for example — it can closely follow electricity demand growth. Where does much of that growth come from? Leisure activity.Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Frontier Power Service tracks the products, services and business models involved in powering the next billion consumers. Last year, our analysts surveyed 26 manufacturers, distributors and pay-as-you-go solar companies to find out what appliances they offer alongside their electricity-generation systems. Televisions and radios were the most significant, and no item seemed to be involved mainly in a business.But to dismiss those items as things used purely for leisure activities is to discount both their importance for human development and their adaptability to commercial uses. Hair clippers, after all, can be used to start a hair salon; a refrigerator can be a building block for a new restaurant. And as an appliance allows people to earn, it also allows them to consume more, offering more opportunities for service providers.This leisure-pull effect isn’t new. In his book “The Shock of the Old,” historian David Edgerton recalls what happened on American farms almost a century ago:‘In 1920 roughly half of all midwestern farms had cars, well over that had telephones, while less than 10 per cent had tractors, running water, or electric lights; for 1930 80 percent had cars, 60 per cent had telephones, and 15-20 percent had electric lights and running water.’In this context, farmers could use cars and radios for leisure purposes before they had electric lights or running water, which require centralized utilities. Today, a billion new consumers may be able to produce and use energy in the same place. Certain types of demand (for electricity to smelt aluminum, say) will still require always-on power in bulk, but for residential and even some commercial demand, distributed systems may scale up faster than centralized grids can extend their service.A final thought: Lack of connection to a centralized grid is a feature of distributed technologies, not a bug. Appliances with no physical wire to a centralized system have an inherent appeal to people with fewer resources, even in the developed world. In its latest wireless substitution study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that “The second 6 months of 2016 was the first time that a majority of American homes had only wireless telephones.” A deeper look at the data, however, shows that for poor Americans, this majority wireless-only moment happened six years ago. And for the non-poor, it’s still not here:Powering the next billion consumers will look very different than powering the first billion. We should not be surprised if the path ahead runs through leisure activities.More: The way to power the next billion consumerslast_img read more

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Network Trafficking Illicit Substances in Submersibles Is Dismantled

first_imgBy Dialogo August 26, 2011 Eighteen alleged members of a transnational drug-trafficking organization dedicated to building and outfitting submersible vessels for the transport of illicit substances from the Colombian Pacific coast to Central and North America were arrested for extradition, in a coordinated operation involving the National Navy, the National Attorney-General’s Office, and U.S. authorities. The criminal structure is believed responsible for the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, as well as planning and logistical support for the submersible seized in the town of San Lorenzo, Ecuador, on July 2, 2010, and the submersible seized in the municipality of Timbiqui, Cauca, on February 13 of this year, among other offenses. After 13 months of investigative work, the arrests were made in the cities of Bogota, Cali, Pereira, Ibague, Manizales, San Andres, and Providencia and the municipalities of Buenaventura and Tumaco. Among the 18 individuals arrested is alias “El Chino” or “Richard,” the general coordinator and the person in charge of arranging the transport and shipment of the narcotics that were to be carried by the submersible seized in Timbiqui, Cauca, in February. Another of those arrested is alias “Francisco” or “La Gata,” in charge of logistics and the construction of the illegal vessel. According to investigators, this organization relied on retired National Navy personnel with knowledge of navigation and of the use of electronic equipment characteristic of these illegal vessels in order to carry out their criminal activities. Four retired members of the service and one active petty officer, who appears to have supplied operational information to the criminal organization, were among those arrested.last_img read more

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Dominica to host the CBN/WINLOTT Windward Islands Schools Games

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNewsSports Dominica to host the CBN/WINLOTT Windward Islands Schools Games by: – July 21, 2011center_img 60 Views   one comment The Sports Division in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will host the 2011 Windward Islands Schools Games from July 24th to 31st.The Games, which are sponsored by CBN and WINLOTT will be called the “CBN/WINLOTT Windwards Islands Schools Games” and will bring together the best student athletes in the Windward Islands.Students will compete in basketball, volleyball, football, netball and track and field.This year’s teams in the various sporting discipline will comprise of the minimum number of players required for the use of ‘pure teams’.Sports Coordinator Trevor Shillingford said that this new twist is expected to generate greater interest in the games.Shillingford says the games will commence with a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, July 24 at 10:00am, which will be followed by the track and field meet at midday, and later in the evening, a football match between Dominica and St Lucia from 6:30pm.The camp village will be at Portsmouth, which is the venue for majority of the events; the Pierre Charles Secondary School hard court will also stage a netball and basketball match on Wednesday, July 27.The Games will be launched at a Media Briefing on Thursday at the Windsor Park Stadium from 10:00am.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

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Late Herrera header snatches draw for Atletico against Juventus

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Atletico Madrid produced a typically spirited comeback from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Juventus in a thrilling finale to Wednesday’s blockbuster Group D opener. Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera leveled in the 90th minute with a thumping header from a corner in the Champions League first game clash. This was after defender Stefan Savic had pulled a goal back for the Spaniards in the 70th with a header from close range. Atletico were the brighter side in the first half but Juventus went ahead in the 48th minute. This was after Juan Cuadrado sent an unstoppable curling shot into the top corner after a break engineered by a punt forward from defender Leonardo Bonucci. Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo was kept unusually quiet after scoring a hat-trick against Atletico in last season’s competition. But his side doubled their lead in the 65th minute with a header from midfielder, Blaise Matuidi, following another quick counter. But with bullish coach Diego Simeone motivating them from the sidelines and a typically boisterous Wanda Metropolitano crowd roaring them on, Atletico snatched a draw. The two sides have a point each while Lokomotiv Moscow top Group D after beating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 away from home. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Atletico MadridChampions LeagueHector HerreraJuventusStefan Saviclast_img read more

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Hughton braced for Tigers attack

first_img The Tigers will have striker Nikica Jelavic in their squad following his move from Everton, and they also clinched a deal to bring in West Brom’s Irish forward Shane Long on Friday. Hughton could do with such proven goalscorers himself with the Canaries on an eight-match winless streak during which they have scored just four goals. Hull beat Norwich 1-0 on their own turf, and Hughton said of Jelavic and Long: “Of course they are two quality players and that’s the reason why I presume they wanted to bring them in. Certainly they have brought in two good players. “What we’ve been missing is the quality at both ends but especially scoring the chances to win games. “We know that we’re on a disappointing run, and the best way to solve that one is by showing the grit and determination to win games.” Hull are in 10th place in the Premier League table, five spots ahead of Norwich, but Hughton pointed out only three points separate the sides. He added: “It shows how tight it is in this division. But you can’t hide facts and the fact is we have not won for eight games including cup games. “There’s no doubt it’s a big game. I think the fact that we’re playing at home is important and that we’re playing a team who are not too far above us in the division who have been deemed to have had a very good season so far. “It’s also a big game for us because we want to improve on our form. We’re disappointed with where we are this particular moment.” Hughton may give a debut to new signing Jonas Gutierrez for the visit of Hull. Norwich boss Chris Hughton is prepared for Hull to boast impressive firepower in Saturday’s clash at Carrow Road. Argentinian midfielder Gutierrez, who joined from Newcastle, has declared himself fit while Alex Tettey and Anthony Pilkington will also both be in the squad after long injury absences. “He certainly comes into contention,” said Hughton of his new recruit. “He’s enthusiastic and was a very well-liked player up at Newcastle by the supporters and can play on either flank or a couple of other positions.” Gutierrez, who expressed his bafflement at being made surplus to requirements at Newcastle, is also backing Norwich to stay up this season. He said: “The squad has the quality, now we need a few results to get the confidence back. One of the best things in football is to get results soon to have that confidence again.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News Jasprit Bumrah’s Spell In Antigua Best-Ever By An Indian Bowler: Bharat Arun

first_imghighlights India won by 318 runs in Antigua, their best win in terms of runs overseas.Bumrah has taken five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies.Bumrah took the cheapest five-wicket haul by an Indian in Tests. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: Jasprit Bumrah created a special record when he took 5/7 in the second innings of the Antigua Test. Bumrah achieved the most economical five-wicket haul in Tests by an Indian bowler, breaking the previous cheapest five-wicket haul by left-arm orthodox spinner Venkatapathy Raju when he took 6/12 against Sri Lanka in Chandigarh in 1990. Harbhajan Singh had also taken 5/13 when he ran through the West Indies in Jamaica in 2006. Bumrah also achieved a first for an Asian bowler in Test history. The right-arm pacer took his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests and it has come in four different tours and in his first set of tours. Bumrah took his first five-wicket haul in Johannesburg against South Africa and he followed it up with a five-wicket haul in Trent Bridge, Melbourne and now Antigua. Remarkably, India have won all Tests where Bumrah has taken a five-wicket haul.Speaking about his performance before the Jamaica Test which begins on August 30, India cricket team bowling coach Bharat Arun said the right-arm pacer produced one of the best performances ever by an Indian bowler.”Bumrah is a thinking bowler. He is aware of situations and adjusts himself beautifully. If you see the lengths that he bowled in the second innings, he pitched the ball up and was getting appreciable movements. That’s the best spell of fast bowling I have seen from an Indian in a long, long time,” Arun told reporters before the Jamaica Test.Under Arun, India’s fast bowling unit has been revered for consistency over the past 18 months and the 56-year-old attributed it to his clear understanding of the mindset of bowlers. “My interaction with every bowler is so different from one another. I think, it is extremely important to know the mindset of a bowler and once you are aware of that, it is easier for a coach to give the right feedback. With Bumrah, we didn’t need to speak anything about his bowling. We just told him to change the length and he did that. Understanding is necessary as a coach. With, a small tweak you can make the bowler better,” he added.  One of the key aspects of his tenure has been the successful workload management of the bowlers. “We have taken good care to ensure that their workloads are monitored, so that they remain fresh, when we need them. The key to their success has been how their workloads have been managed and how (seriously) these bowlers have taken up the fitness aspect. It is not only Ishant and Bumrah, who have got five wicket hauls, even (Mohammed) Shami bowled beautifully whenever he was given the ball,” Arun opined.last_img read more

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Bravo snares five as Renegades trounce Hurricanes

first_img(CMC) – DISCARDED West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo grabbed his second five-wicket haul in Twenty20s and became the first bowler to reach 400 wickets, as his Melbourne Renegades trounced Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets in the Australian Big Bash yesterday.Playing at the Bellerive Oval in the third game of the tournament, Hurricanes rallied to 164 for eight off their 20 overs after being sent in, with D’Arcy Short and Ben McDermott both top-scoring with 34.Medium pacer Bravo was outstanding, taking five for 28 from his four overs to lead the Renegades’ attack.More importantly, he was responsible for breaking the two partnerships which threatened for Hobart. When openers Short and Alex Doolan (26) put on 53 from 36 deliveries, Bravo removed Doolan to a catch at short third man.Bravo also struck in the 14th over to claim McDermott, holing out to mid-off, after the batsman had added 52 for the third wicket with captain George Bailey (25).The 34-year-old Trinidadian then restricted Hobart at the death, picking up three wickets in the final over – including the scalp of England-based Barbadian all-rounder, Jofra Archer for one.In reply, Cameron White smashed an unbeaten 79 from 59 deliveries and Marcus Harris, 50 from 34 balls, as Renegades romped home with nine balls to spare.The pair put on 113 for the second wicket before the enterprising seamer Archer, who ended with excellent figures of two for 17 from his four overs, had Harris caught at deep square leg.last_img read more

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Group A Automatically Eliminated!

first_imgFEMI’S AFCON 2019 FLAKESWith the results and pairings for the next round of matches to commence tomorrow known, Group A which has the host nation, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Uganda and DR Congo have all crashed out of the tournament. Group B where Nigeria and new sensation, Madagascar emerged are still in the race after their respective wins but Syli Stars of Guinea who picked the best losers’ ticket were handed a compressive beating by one of the tournament’s favourites, Desert Foxes of Algeria. When China Product Becomes the Head Corner StoneIn August 2018, Cameroon Coach, Clarence Seedorf dropped AFCON 2017 winning captain, Benjamin Moukandjo because he was playing in China with FC Beijing Renhe. He justified his decision by saying that “good, young players don’t play in China”. But fast forward to July 2019, Super Eagles’ Odion Jude Ighalo, who plays for Shanghai Shenhua in same China is not just in the race for the Golden Boot, but scored a brace against the defending champions Cameroon. Now, China product has proved to be the head corner stone for Nigeria.Handsome Rewards Not Exclusivity for EaglesA Benin Republic real estate millionaire, Edgar Guidigbi has rewarded the Squirrels of Benin goalkeeper, Saturmin Allagbe with a plot of land that is worth Two million CFA for his historic show in the team’s elimination of Morocco to reach quarter final for the first time in the history of the country’s participation in the tournament.The land is located at the choice area of the Global Housing Estate in the capital city Cotonou.24 Hours after Sack, Uganda Coach Gets New Job!All major global tournaments always produce casualties among the coaches. But for the Cranes of Uganda Coach Sebastien Desabre, it was a case of one door closes another one opens..Less than 24 hours after he lost his job as the coach to the national team at AFCON 2019 in Egypt, the French manager has secured another one. He has been official unveiled as the coach of FC Pyramids here in Egypt. Before teaming up with Uganda, he had a short spell in Egypt when he handled FC Ismaily in 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Denver’s ambidextrous attack thrives with meticulous nature

first_imgWhen Eric Adamson’s coaches told him which hand to use in seventh grade, Adamson made sure to listen.Though he was born right-handed, Adamson quickly became adept with both hands, keeping defenders honest and goaltenders guessing.Now, Adamson, a sophomore attack, has emerged as one of No. 4 Denver’s (11-3, 6-1 Eastern College Athletic) most dangerous scoring threats, using both hands to score. Adamson’s meticulous nature drove him toward ambidexterity, and now teammate and suitemate Carson Cannon and head coach Bill Tierney praise his ability to shoot with both hands.“It’s kind of unbelievable,” Cannon said. “Every time he gets a shot with his right or his left hand, it doesn’t matter, he always sticks it in the corner.”Cannon and Adamson share a six-person suite in Nelson Hall at the University of Denver. They don’t share a room, but whenever Cannon walks into Adamson’s room, it’s always extremely neat, he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCannon said Adamson likes to have everything in a set order, and things are rarely out of place.“If you walk into his room it’s always neat and tidy,” Cannon said. “The bed’s always made. He’s got his homework kind of laid out and things he needs to do for the day.”Adamson has what he called “mild OCD,” but said he has not actually been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Whenever he lifts weights, he makes sure to use both arms an equal amount. He said he always puts things away where they belong.That meticulousness translated to lacrosse. Adamson grew up in a wooded, quiet area of Orange County, Calif. When he first started playing lacrosse, coaches always suggested players use both hands. Most players casually dismissed the idea, but Adamson took it to heart.“I like everything to be kind of even,” Adamson said. “Whenever I was practicing my left, I would always do my right evenly.”Seven years later, Adamson’s feasting on helpless goalies with his right and left hands. Adamson broke onto the scene against Duke in February in Denver’s season opener. The Blue Devils had won 10 straight at home and, for a while, it looked like they’d pick up another win. Duke led 8-5 entering halftime and outshot the Pioneers 27-17.Then Adamson caught fire.He exploded for five goals during an 18-minute stretch, igniting a 9-0 run for Denver and leading the Pioneers to a win. Using both his left and right hands, Adamson burned Duke’s defense.Two weeks ago against Loyola (Md.), in another heavyweight matchup, Adamson struck again, scoring two goals and propelling Denver to an overtime win.The first goal came with his left hand. He faked left and juked back toward the goal, firing a shot past Loyola goalie Jack Runkel. Just four minutes later, Adamson flaunted a nasty one-on-one move again. This time, he used his right hand and beat Runkel up top.The shots came with different hands, but both found the top corner. Right or left hand, it doesn’t matter. The result is usually the same. Adamson is shooting 46.7 percent and is tied for the team lead with three game-winners.Cannon said Adamson’s ability to shoot with pinpoint precision with both hands is a nightmare for defenders.“It’s pretty frustrating when you’re playing against somebody and they beat you and nail one right in the corner,” Cannon said.Adamson’s ambidexterity was the first thing coach Tierney mentioned that differentiates him from other players. It’s what’s helped him earn more playing time this season and score 21 goals.Tierney has coached for 27 years. He’s seen many players dominate with both hands, but he said few have done it as well as Adamson, calling him “one of the truly rare ambidextrous kids I’ve ever had.”“A lot of these kids try to force people to their weak hand and he can handle that very well,” Tierney said.That’s because he doesn’t have a weak hand. There’s no drop-off. Adamson has won games for Denver with both his right and his left hand.Said Cannon: “He’s put the team on his back a couple of games.” Comments Published on April 30, 2013 at 12:39 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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