This January, members of The Nth Power are hosting a weekly residency, dubbed NTHFECTIOUS, featuring different themes and special guests each week to kick off 2016 with a bang. After this week’s highly successful Hip-Hop night, the group, comprised of Nikki Glaspie, Nate Edgar and Nick Cassarino, is bringing R&B night to The Knitting Factory next Tuesday, January 19th complemented by some very special guests. R&B Night is currently billed to include the one-and-only Corey Glover of Living Colour, American R&B/Soul and Gospel singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley, and Jason Murden grinding the guitar. Bringing the old school vibes to the modern day progressive soul, R&B and gospel-jam, these artistic additions are sure to set fire to the stage! With these cats in the room, you really never know who else will show up. Additional special guests TBA.Corey Glover’s ‘April Rain’:Cheryl Pepsii Riley’s ‘Gimme’:Grab your tickets here and get there early. Music starts at 8pm and you won’t want to miss a second!
Jane Alexander and James Cromwell. (Photos: Joan Marcus) Grand Horizons Related Shows James Cromwell Ashley Park and Ben McKenzie Maulik Pancholy Jane Alexander Priscilla Lopez and Jane Alexander Star Files Michael Urie View the Full Gallery Here Ashley Park, Michael Urie, Jane Alexander and James Cromwell View All (7) Priscilla Lopez Ben McKenzie Ashley Park Broadway is currently getting its own marriage story. Grand Horizons, Bess Wohl’s new play about a husband and wife divorcing after 50 years of marriage, opens on Thursday, January 23. The production marks Wohl’s Broadway debut, having previously earned acclaim for her off-Broadway work like Small Mouth Sounds and Make Believe. With direction by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, Grand Horizons stars Tony winner Jane Alexander, Emmy winner James Cromwell, Michael Urie, Ben McKenzie, Tony nominee Ashley Park, Tony winner Priscilla Lopez and Maulik Pancholy. Take a first look at the play, currently running at the Helen Hayes Theatre, below. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2020 View Comments
I believe there’s an element of truth to what the team is saying. For instance, their last four games, and five of their last six, have been against teams that are within five points of the last playoff spot (three points if you count games in hand) in the West – they are clearly playing with some level of desperation as they clamour to get into the Stanley Cup tournament.In addition, games all across the league are tightening up defensively, as it appears we are headed back into “Dead Puck Era V2.0”. Further, it’s been noticeable of late that more and more obstruction fouls and interference calls are not being whistled by the officials, which leads to fewer power plays and less time and space on the ice.That all said, I can’t figure out if it should be troubling that the Canucks don’t seem to be able to put any distance between them and their opponent on a night to night basis. This team certainly feels different to last year’s President’s Trophy team, which seemed to win with a certain level of dominance that has been rare this season. There are many games, tonight’s included, that just feel like with a little bit more effort, if the team were just to bear down a bit more in a few key moments, the Canucks would be able to put their opponent away earlier than they do.However, it should be viewed as a positive that they just don’t let teams get away from them when they aren’t playing well. They almost never let a team get out to a lead of more than two goals, which more often than not, allows them to press and more often than not, get the game tied (or better).I believe there’s a subconscious realization by the team that they don’t *need* to lay it all out on the ice game in, game out at this time of year. They have seen what it takes to get the ultimate job done and know how the grind of the playoffs can wear the team down both physically and mentally. If they are leaving more in the tank this season to prepare for that, I’m all for it.The most important thing, when the time comes, will be their ability to put the foot on the gas and put teams away when they have them down and are carrying the play – this will ultimately determine just how successful a season this turns out to be. SEDIN TWINS STRUGGLING, BUT SHOW BETTER TONIGHTDaniel and Henrik Sedin are struggling by their standards, as tonight they were held off the scoresheet for the third game in a row. In their last 12 games, they have combined for only 13 points – about half of their typical point-per-game average.Certainly, part of the twins’ struggles have to do with a lack of significant power play time – the Canucks have only 30 power plays in those last 12 games (2.5 per game), and only 7 in the last three. The PP has only scored four times in those 30 power plays, and has no goals in the last three games. Clearly, the power play is struggling because the twins are struggling, as this is where they do a lot of their damage.Tonight the twins had good puck possession and were able to sustain pressure in the Avalanche zone on a number of occasions. Daniel missed two opportunities from the side of the net, one going off the side of the netting and the other saw the puck bounce over his stick. Hopefully tonight was a harbinger of better things to come for the duo, as they need to be firing on all cylinders if the Canucks hope to get things rolling again. PARTING SHOTSChecking in on the standings: A large section of this blog has focused on the Canucks’ last 22 games and how their record over this period may be slightly deceiving given their lack of ability to win by more than one goal. Make no mistake about it – although they haven’t appeared dominant on the ice, they have certainly been so in the standings.Tonight sees the Canucks second in the West and third overall with 78 points from 57 games. They hold a game in hand on Detroit, the Western Conference leaders, if they win that game they would tie Detroit for first. The league leading New York Rangers hold two games in hand on Vancouver and if those games were won, would have a five point lead on the Canucks.In terms of the all-important stat of regulation losses, only the Rangers have fewer than Vancouver (13 to Vancouver’s 15). The Canucks are getting points from almost every game they play. During the past three weeks or so, other contending teams such as Boston, Philadephia, San Jose, and Chicago have struggled.Broadcast Observation of the Day: There’s not much of note here tonight. I disagreed with John Garrett’s assessment of Luongo’s play, when he stated that it wasn’t the number of saves he made, but WHEN he made them. Luongo did make a couple of saves in key situations tonight, but my problem was the fact that Garrett was not talking just about tonight’s game, but rather his recent run. Just last game, against Phoenix, Luongo did the exactly the opposite – let in an absolutely horrible goal with less than three minutes left to tie the game. If Garrett had contrasted that performance with tonight’s, it would have made sense.Looking ahead: Vancouver hosts the team from the Centre of the Universe, the dreaded Toronto Maple Leafs – another team fighting for a playoff spot. The game is laughingly again at 4pm PST – wouldn’t want any of the Toronto-based TV audience to have to stay up too late on a weekend. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.Two Saturdays ago, the Colorado Avalanche were victimized by a strange bounce off a stanchion that led to the Canucks tying goal in the last minute of regulation. While the drama wasn’t quite as high on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena, Vancouver was again the recipient of a fortuitous bounce, and it led to a late goal that propelled the Canucks to a 3-1 win – only their second win in regulation in their last nine games. The Canucks are now 13-0-2 in their last 15 games against Colorado, and extended their lead in the Northwest Division to a whopping 16 points.The Canucks jumped out to an extremely early lead, as David Booth scored only 13 seconds into the game at the end of a rush off the opening faceoff. The Canucks dominated possession play for the rest of the period, but were unable to extend their lead. Starting netminder Jean-Sebastian Giguere left the game late in the period due to a groin injury, replaced by Semyon Varlamov.The second and third periods were more even. The Canucks started well but, in a familiar pattern, were thrown off by a couple of penalties that helped their opponent get back into the game in the second period. Colorado built on this bit of momentum and broke through on the scoreboard midway through the second, when Milan Hejduk fed a beautiful cross-ice feed to Erik Johnson, who fired the puck past Roberto Luongo.The teams continued their even play through the third. With six and a half minutes left, an Avalanche clearing attempt by defenseman Kyle Quincey bounced off the linesman’s leg into the slot, where Cody Hodgson had good body position, took possession of the puck, and slid a pass to a wide open Jannik Hansen who fired a slapshot past Varlamov for the game-winner. Alex Burrows added an empty netter after a nice play at the blue line by Chris Higgins, who returned to the lineup and played a solid game for the home team.This game was yet another familiar one for Canuck fans. Vancouver was the better team on the night, however, they were unable to capitalize on many of their chances and hence let the Avalanche stick around and tie the game up. Although he didn’t have to deal with a vast number of difficult stops, when he was faced with a prime scoring opportunity, Luongo played his part and stymied Colorado on a handful of occasions. Most importantly, he made a couple of great saves after the Canucks had taken the late third period lead to preserve the win, including this one on Paul Stastny. WHAT IS WITH ALL THESE CLOSE GAMES – ARE THEY GOOD OR BAD?The Canucks have now played 22 games since the Christmas break, approximately one-quarter of the season. Their record over this stretch is an impressive 15-3-4. However, the makeup of these 15 wins is worth taking a deeper look at.Of the 15 wins, the Canucks have won seven in regulation time, three in overtime, and five in a shootout. The seven wins in regulation include two over Minnesota one over Edmonton, Anaheim, Boston, San Jose, and Colorado. Other than Boston and San Jose, it’s not an overly impressive list; Minnesota has been the worst team in the league since mid-December, and Edmonton and Anaheim are closer to the bottom of the Western Conference standings than they are the top. Moreover, of those wins, only the two against Minnesota and the ones against Edmonton and Anaheim had a margin of victory of greater than one goal, not including empty-net goals. If you boil it all down, in their last 22 games, the Canucks have only four wins in regulation where the margin of victory was greater than one goal, and only one since January 4.On the flip side, it’s worth pointing out that the Canucks only have two losses in regulation by a margin greater than one goal over this timeframe.Clearly, the trend is that the Canucks are playing a ton of close games, with 12 of the last 22 being tied at the end of regulation. The Canucks’ spin on this in the media has been what you’d expect, full of all the cliches: all the teams in the NHL are good and you can’t take a night off; teams are really playing dull defensive systems and “there isn’t a lot of space out there”; the Canucks are coming up against desperate teams who are playing “playoff style hockey”; and various other standard responses that we have all become accustomed to. There has even been rumblings from a couple of players that in this market, winning doesn’t seem to be good enough, but it now matters “how” the team wins.
Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to give the Killjoys a marvelous send off with Team of the Week honours.The Killjoys team includes, Hexes ‘n O’s, Meg Ablast, Goldie Gunshow, Squirt, McWrath, Sly, Coach K. Boss, Milhaus, Cleoslaptra, Red Zeppelin, Brick James, Slugs, Shove, Jagged Little Jill, Oso Agro, Brusie O’Donnell, Hotte Balboa and Harley Hellfire. The Nelson Killjoys is hosting a four-team Roller Derby Tournament Saturday (June 25) at the NDCC Arena.The Blood Bath and Beyond Tournament sees the Killjoys joined by NWO Wolf Pack (Chilliwack), Avalance City All Stars (Fernie) and TOAST (Thompson-Okanagan).The tournament begins at 9 a.m. with the top two teams meeting in the Championship Final at 6:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.
Details have been announced for next Monday’s (16th March) All-Ireland PPS Senior A Hurling Semi-Finals. Presentation College, Athenry will take on Coláiste Eoin,Stillorgan in Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore at 1pm.While Connacht champions St. Raphael’s, Loughrea will bein Gort to meet St. Flannans, Ennis at 2.30pm.The final will take place in Semple Stadium on Saturday,28th March.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email HURLING
The playmaker had the ball in the net inside the first three minutes but was denied the opener by an offside flag.Only a goal-line clearance from Paul Quinn stopped Windass scoring five minutes later as his speed saw him surge past the static County defence before rounding goalkeeper Scott Fox.County were clinging on with stubborn resistance and could have scored themselves when a Chris Routis free-kick dropped for Jonathan Franks in the box. Wes Foderingham’s wrist stayed strong, though, as he produced a decent save.Windass and James Tavernier both had efforts deflected wide as Rangers turned up the pressure but there was no breakthrough before the interval.There were loud cries for a penalty when Kenny van der Weg and Michael Gardyne brought down Barrie McKay as the Rangers winger danced into the box but referee Greg Aitken was unconvinced.Martyn Waghorn – making his first start since the opening day – was then denied by Fox’s brilliant save to his right, while Martin Woods was well placed on the line to deny Clint Hill’s header from the resulting corner.Warburton threw on O’Halloran with 25 minutes left as he sought a spark and almost got it within seconds as the forward crashed a header off the bar from Tavernier’s cross.Home skipper Lee Wallace was having an off day, though, and he had to be bailed out by Foderingham when his mistake let in Alex Schalk.Rangers soon turned to Niko Kranjcar as frustrations grew. Windass saw another effort blocked on the line but even Croatian substitute Kranjcar could not conjure the opening to unpick County’s solid rearguard as Rangers were booed off at full-time. It was Halliday who took the former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder’s place as Jim McIntyre’s Staggies made their first ever visit to Ibrox, while he was joined in the side by Jason Holt after five weeks out injured.The Ibrox support were in no doubt as to which side they were backing following the training-ground dispute as they chanted Halliday’s name from the first whistle.Along with Josh Windass, the returning duo gave Rangers some of the pace and intensity they had been desperately lacking in midfield far this term – but the fluency was still missing.Windass was the only man in blue to escape Celtic Park with pass marks last week and again showed he has the potential to unlock defences. Rangers felt more frustration as they followed up their Old Firm humiliation and the Joey Barton fall-out with a 0-0 draw against Ross County.The closest Rangers came at Ibrox was a second-half header from substitute Michael O’Halloran which thudded off the crossbar.But they now face the prospect of dropping six points and a game in hand behind Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic should Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Inverness on Sunday.Barton was nowhere to be seen after being banished from the club until Monday following his angry row with team-mate Andy Halliday and boss Mark Warburton in the wake of their 5-1 Hoops drubbing.
10 March 2003South Africa’s bid to commercialise biotechnology is forging ahead with the setting up of three new regional innovation centres, the first of which was launched this month in Johannesburg.The Biotechnology Partnership for Africa’s Development (Biopad) was initiated earlier this year as a collective response, by a community of biotechnologists and other professionals, to the challenges posed by the varied needs of the region and the continent.According to the Biopad website, the aim of the initiative is to put South Africa among the world leaders in the application of biotechnology, in so doing “stimulating economic development, contributing to job creation, and building world-class skills and technology platforms to sustain and continue development”.Three regional Biopad biotechnology innovation centres are being set up under the auspices of the department of science and technology, in accordance with the department’s national biotechnology strategy.The department has allocated R400-million over the next three years towards the setting up of the three centres, in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.The centres will serve as nuclei for the development of biotechnology platforms, from which a range of businesses offering new products and services can be developed. The centres will promote research and development, entrepreneurial services, technology, intellectual property management and business incubation.Each centre will focus on specific areas of biotechnology that fit with the country’s development imperatives, use local expertise and have commercial potential.The biotechnology innovation centre in Gauteng, which aims to become self-funding after three years, has been given R135-million by the department, and will focus on animal health on the one hand, and industrial, mining and environmental biotechnology, on the other.Both these focus areas are strategically important for South Africa and the region. Animal production comprises around 35% of total agricultural turnover in the country. Projects focusing on this area will include developing vaccines for tick-borne heartwater disease and bovine pneumonia, and combating psittacine beak and feather disease.According to a Business Day report, a further 25 projects are being funded by the Gauteng centre, including initiatives to “produce fine chemicals from aloes, identify microbial enzymes to help extract the flavour and medicinal compounds of Rooibos tea, and produce natural flavours and fragrances from micro-organisms”.The biotechnology innovation centre to be developed in KwaZulu-Natal will focus on human health, industrial bioprocessing and plant biotechnology, while the Western Cape centre will also focus on human health and industrial bioprocessing.Egoli BIO incubatorThe opening of the Gauteng Biopad centre was not the only boost biotechnology in the province has received this year. A separate initiative, the Egoli BIO life sciences incubator, was launched in February.Egoli BIO is a business incubator which aims to help grow small, medium and micro-sized biotechnology enterprises in the country. The company works closely with Biopad to nurture and prepare small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) for commercialisation.According to the website, Egoli BIO seeks to act as a “development conduit for the commercialisation of life sciences research, products, services and technology platforms” in South Africa.“It seeks to attract and nurture the highest quality tenants in this niche area, providing business infrastructure, strategic guidance, financial and legal advice, and to create an environment of learning and sharing in which information, experience and ideas are freely exchanged.”Egoli BIO is a joint initiative between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Innovation Hub – one of the project’s of the Gauteng government’s Blue IQ initiative – and AfricaBio, South Africa’s biotechnology industry association.Funding for Egoli BIO is being provided through Godisa, a joint initiative between the department of trade and industry, the department of arts, culture, science and technology, and the European Union.SouthAfrica.info reporter
….But It’s Not A Success Story Yet! To the average user, Hulu.com, the free web site that offers high-quality streams of TV shows and movies in the U.S., looks like a runaway success: the selection of available content is more than decent, Hulu’s Collections make browsing related videos easy, HD videos have been made available, embed codes are provided for re-posting the videos on the web, and the site gets a good amount of traffic, too. In fact, Hulu’s CEO reported in March that 5 million visitors watched videos on the site during the past 30 days while the service was still in beta, and that number has been increasing ever since. Today, Hulu is reporting that they saw 63 million streams during their first month of measurement, April 2008 – that’s a lot of eyeballs! Unfortunately, it’s not enough to label the site a success.Despite the number of visitors and streams, Hulu’s success doesn’t translate into big business – at least not yet. A recent Silicon Alley Insider article is speculating that Hulu will earn between $45 – 90 million during their first 12 months – April 2008 through March 2009. However, after paying off their content partners, their net revenue will be between $12.5 million and $25 million. (For how they arrived at those numbers, click here).While those numbers aren’t bad for a startup, as the article points out, they’re not great for transforming Hulu into a wildly successful business, especially when you compare it to the “pay-for-content” iTunes model, which apparently turned a $570 million profit last year. Of course, iTunes’ library is much larger, but it still shows that there is big money to be made by charging for content.The problem with Hulu really has nothing to do with its design – sleek and easy to use – the problem is the tight stranglehold networks still have over their content. Major networks CBS and Disney (ABC) are not even on board yet and the networks that have joined yank their content down after it’s five weeks old. Instead of offering an online site that competes, not just with television, but also with our trusty DVRs that can record and save every episode of a show, Hulu only offers a smattering of hit-or-miss content where you’re not even guaranteed to find the one episode you came to the site in search of in the first place. Case in point: Family Guy’s “Blue Harvest” episode, a Star Wars parody, became so popular that it’s been released as a standalone DVD. Even though having that episode alone could drive scores of visitors to Hulu’s site, it’s nowhere to be found. But do you know where it can be found in a matter of minutes? BitTorrent.So, Hulu loses to the pirates when it comes to content and it can’t even compete when it comes to offering a legal alternative to watching TV online either, since other networks don’t want to participate, happy to host their streaming content on their own web sites or – in the case of some smaller networks – not at all. Well, maybe Hulu doesn’t really want to be a huge money-making machine. After all, isn’t the internet all about serving the long tail? And the advertisers seem happy enough for now as it is. For example, a P&G spokesperson reported that the company, a partner since the beta launch, has so far been “pleased with the results from Hulu” and “will continue to evaluate it as a way to reach our consumer.” Perhaps Hulu just wants to stay in the black while hoping to make a small dent in the number of users rampantly pirating video. As Hulu grows in popularity, their bandwidth, marketing costs, and overhead will increase as well, and it will remain a struggle for the company to earn revenue. But if they can’t make a successful business out of providing legal online video, then who will? Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#Trends#Video Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Chelsea ace Kante: Do I cheat at cards? Well…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace N’Golo Kante insists his reputation of being a card shark is overblown!Kante has been mercilessly teased for the way he plays cards when away with the France squad.But the World Cup winner has joked the accusations are unfair.”On cards, when you’re in complicated situations, you use little strategies and that’s what I did from time to time. That’s why I was called a cheater,” said Kante.”They are not entirely right because I’m not the only one to have done it but they are not wrong…” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Buddy Hield NetOklahoma just took down Oregon to reach the program’s first Final Four since 2002. Senior guard and Player of the Year candidate Buddy Hield was unconscious, scoring 37 points on 13-of-20 from the field.After the game, Hield took his place atop a ladder for the ceremonial net-cutting. Buddy clipping that net!! pic.twitter.com/2IK17TmNJi— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) March 27, 2016Buddy then hit press row for a radio interview, his piece of the net displayed prominently. Buddy Hield doing post game radio with his piece of the net tied to his hat pic.twitter.com/gQq2bdcHu2— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) March 27, 2016There’s one more net that Hield and the Sooners want to cut down. That’s the one at NRG Stadium in Houston, the site of next week’s Final Four.