Broadway Grosses: Hamilton Remains Box Office Darling

first_img View Comments With the official start of fall comes cooler weather and milder crowds, and though most Broadway shows faced an expected dip in grosses, a select few celebrated an uptick. The gargantuan hit Hamilton seems to never be satisfied, as it hit its highest capacity to date last week and jumped to $1,567,451. There was also The Book of Mormon and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, with the latter reaching its highest gross since June. Meanwhile, the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening opened to well-nigh unanimous raves. We suspect forthcoming word-of-mouth and assurance of a production far from the one that closed only six years ago will lead to a more prominent presence on the boards during its limited run.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending September 27:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,758,556)2. Hamilton ($1,567,451)3. The Book of Mormon ($1,489,769)4. Wicked ($1,426,156)5. Aladdin ($1,347,833)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Gin Game ($321,528)**4. Amazing Grace ($256,284)3. Fool For Love ($239,768)*2. Hand to God ($205,062)1. Dames At Sea ($144,944)***FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.40%)2. Hamilton (101.36%)3. Fun Home (101.01%)4. The Lion King (100.01%)5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.00%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Matilda (70.23%)4. Les Miserables (70.20%)3. Jersey Boys (69.24%)*2. Hand to God (45.68%)1. Amazing Grace (45.61%)* Number based on eight preview performances**Number based on six preview performances***Number based on five preview performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

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President Trump to announce run for second term June 18th in Florida

first_imgPresident Trump wants another four years in the White House.Trump confirmed via Twitter Friday that he will be announcing his run for a second term as president on June 18th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.I will be announcing my Second Term Presidential Run with First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence on June 18th in Orlando, Florida, at the 20,000 seat Amway Center. Join us for this Historic Rally! Tickets: https://t.co/1krDP2oQvG— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019 The president also said he will be joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence.The next presidential election is scheduled for November,2020.last_img read more

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Inquest hears tragic brothers’ boat may have been hit by wave from ship

first_imgAn inquest into the deaths of two elderly fishermen who perished off Inishowen has heard claims that the men’s boat may have been toppled by waves from a large ship.The inquest in Buncrana into the drowning of the brothers 11 years ago returned a majority verdict of accidental death. Experienced Glengad fishermen Danny McDaid, 70, and Francis McDaid, 69, died when their boat, the ‘Strath Marie’, floundered at the mouth of Lough Foyle on Friday, 14 March 2008.RTE reports that the McDaid brothers’ lobster boat had been passed by a large Norwegian oil tanker shortly before it sunk off Kinnego Bay.The larger ship was later searched and “bore no signs of damage”, however a marine expert said the wash from the passing ship “could have had an impact”.Dr Norman Fullam said it was clear that a “very sudden” or “catastrophic event” had caused the sinking, because no mayday call was issued and both men had gone into the water with their Wellington boots on.“If I knew I was going into the water I would get rid of my Wellingtons for sure,” he explained.Dr Fullam, a former Assistant Director of Operations with the Coast Guard, who had worked for 20 years in Malin Head, said it was possible that the small boat could have “gotten a bang” from the “wash” coming off the larger vessel – but that the crew of the tanker “wouldn’t have been aware of that”.“If the [McDaid] brothers were engaged in pot hauling at the time, if a wash came at that point it could have been very serious.”“But there’s no evidence to that,” he added. “A lot of things could have happened.”“These things happen at sea and unfortunately, unless there’s a survivor – we just don’t know.”The brothers had arranged to go fishing the night before.Ellen McDaid remembered that her husband Daniel had “done a few chores around the house” and was in “good spirits” before he left at around 7.45am on 14 March.The weather was fine and both men were in “good form” when they set off in their boat from Bunagee Pier Culdaff an hour later.However the Coast Guard was alerted at 5.20pm that evening when they hadn’t returned as expected.Daniel McDaid was taken out of the water at 6.19pm by the Portrush Lifeboat and was then airlifted to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.Francis McDaid was discovered almost two hours later by the Greencastle Coast Guard and was brought ashore at Greencastle before being removed by ambulance to Altnagelvin, after a helicopter was unable to land.Both men were pronounced dead shortly after 9.30pm.Pathologist Dr Gerry O’Dowd testified that the brothers died by drowning and were alive when they went into the water.A meeting of the Greencastle Coast Guard on the night of the 14th heard that the ‘Strath Marie’ could have been involved in a collision at sea, “possibly with an oil tanker”.Subsequently Derry PSNI Inspector Robin Young, who became the primary investigating officer in the case because the men drowned in UK-claimed waters, contacted Interpol and ordered that the Norwegian vessel be boarded and inspected.After leaving Norway, the tanker was later inspected in Scotland by Strathclyde Police, who found no damage, with the crew reporting “no knowledge of any incident”.Inspector Young also made a request for a voice recording from the ship but this was never obtained.This week’s inquest heard that there had been an “undue delay” in the case because of the “peculiar nature” of the waters of Lough Foyle, which is claimed by both the Irish and British authorities.The deaths were first investigated by the PSNI and later involved the Norwegian police and Strathclyde police in Scotland.Initially Coroner Sheridan in Northern Ireland accepted jurisdiction but a full inquest was never held, and some years later Coroner Lecky passed it back to the Republic of Ireland side after making representations to then Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar and the Attorney General that it should instead be held in the Republic.The coroner’s court in Buncrana heard that the Republic’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board had published a report into the sinking in 2010 but refused to engage with the inquest and did not send any representatives to explain its findings or to be questioned on aspects of the case.Solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn, acting for Daniel McDaid’s widow Ellen, said it was “an outrageous insult” to the coroner’s court and to the families of the men that the MCIB hadn’t attended.“It’s an extraordinary situation that a State body that investigated the deaths of two citizens in mysterious circumstances should refuse to attend,” he said.Solicitor MacLochlainn said authorities on both sides of the border had been “deficient” in investigating the incident.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley also expressed his anger at the MCIB snub, saying he had made “numerous applications but they refused to attend”.He conceded that the inquest, which he inherited via three other coroners, hadn’t had all the facts.“We know what we know, but there’s an awful lot we don’t know,” Coroner McCauley added.Relatives of the McDaid brothers were in tears after the jury delivered its verdict, which was reached on a 9-3 majority after close to an hour of deliberation.The jury added a rider that any State body that has investigated an incident should in future produce a witness to explain its findings.Inquest hears tragic brothers’ boat may have been hit by wave from ship was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:boatborthersDROWNINGSGlengadInishoweninquestlast_img read more

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Community effort set to get Ballyshannon ticking again with new clock face

first_imgMovie-goers might recall that line from Back to the Future when, on November 12, 1955, lightning struck the clock tower providing enough power — 1.21 gigawatts, in case you forgot —  to send Marty McFly and the DeLorean back to the future to 1985.But, in Ballyshannon, it’s not time travel that interests the local regeneration group.They are in the midst of installing a new town clock in the south Donegal area following a huge community drive. Following a lightning strike of their own in 2014, the old clock was damaged beyond repair, prompting a south Donegal regeneration group to take matters into their own hands.Several community fundraisers later and enough money was raised for the new clock, a project the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group have been involved with from the beginning.Cllr Barry Sweeney, who is a founding member of the group, told Donegal Daily: “(The clock) was hit by lightning in a storm over six years ago and it has not been fixed since.“Now, a lot of people were talking about fixing it and doing something about it but it was owned by private owners at that stage. “So, we decided to come together and assist in the project and we initially had the idea of a false face at no real cost and we got permission to do that from the owners.“But as time went on, we wondered how much a real face would cost and so we decided to do a bit of fundraising for it.“And over the last two years, we have raised over €14,500 to date,” he added.“And in the meantime, a new owner had bought the building.”The original clock face was built in 1878 when an agreement was struck between the planning authorities and Belfast Bank. The old Ballyshannon clock face was struck by lightning in 2014 leaving it in a state of disrepair.The building was later owned by the Royal Bank before an amalgamation with the Provincial Bank resulted in the Allied Irish Bank forming there in 1966.Local businessman Eamonn McNulty, who now owns the building, purchased the property from the well-known Gallogley family earlier this year.“When a new owner was confirmed, we kind of made the decision to go ahead with the project because there is great value in this project for the community.“We had an opportunity to do something symbolic in the town and we had so many people who had donated,” Sweeney added. “Now, the new owner is doing a lot of the work in terms of getting this project going again and we are working together with him.“But one of the great things about this initiative is that it is all local craftspeople coming together to make it a reality.“And it will be great for the building as well because now it is being cared for and something is going to happen to the building to project and preserve it into the future.“We don’t know yet what form that is going to take because there is plenty of ideas out there, some that are viable and others that are not.“But everybody involved wants the building to be used for something appropriate and meaningful when decided.“As for the clock project, it has taken a lot longer than we hoped but we are nearly there.”Community effort set to get Ballyshannon ticking again with new clock face was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Ebondo carries CEU past Batangas to 1st win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. But that was their last hurrah, as Ebondo imposed his will for the Scorpions down the stretch.Ablaza led Batangas with 16 points, six rebounds, and three assists, while Saitanan got 12 markers and two boards.Unfortunately, those efforts weren’t enough as the Batangueños suffered their first loss in three games.The Scores:CEU 72 – Ebondo 26, Uri 10, Wamar 9, Aquino 8, Intic 6, Casiño 4, Jeruta 3, Arim 2, Cruz 2, Manlangit 2, Guinitaran 0.ADVERTISEMENT “I can’t say anything about Rodrigue. He was all-out for us,” said coach Yong Garcia, who chalked up his first victory in the developmental ranks.Ebondo was stellar in the duel as he pulled CEU to the shore with his 26 points, 22 rebounds, and six blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChristian Uri added 10 markers, Orlan Wamar contributed nine points and five boards, and Art Aquino tallied eight markers and five rebounds for the Scorpions.CEU lost hold of its eight-point lead, 58-50, early in the payoff period, as Cedrick Ablaza and Jessie Saitanan helped the Batangueños to even grab a 70-68 lead with 1:11 to play. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESRod Ebondo drilled the go-ahead putback and secured the game-saving block in the waning seconds as he towed Centro Escolar University to a thrilling 72-70 victory over Batangas for a breakthrough win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Congolese big man atoned for his forced drive and scored on the second try to give his side a slim 71-70 lead with 18.1 seconds left before towering over Joseph Sedurifa and swatting his potential game-winning floater as the Scorpions notched their first win in three tries.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Curry to pass on White House celebration visitcenter_img WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BATANGAS 70 – Ablaza 16, Saitanan 12, Sedurifa 9, Bautista 8, De Joya 8, Dela Peña 7, Isit 4, Laude 4, Ragasa 2, Anderson 0, Mag-isa 0, Mendoza 0.Quarters: 23-13, 37-33, 56-50, 72-70.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Fortune marvels at Pacquiao conditioning: ‘A physical freak’

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Manny Pacquiao together with strength and conditioning coach Justine Fortune inside the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles, California, April 4, 2016. Pacquiao is in perfect condition for his fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. according to Fortune. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORABRISBANE, Australia—If Jeff Horn thinks he can outmuscle Manny Pacquiao through superb physical conditioning, he’s grossly mistaken.As far as strength coach Justin Fortune is concerned, Pacquiao is a rare gem in this aspect.ADVERTISEMENT He sees Pacquiao eating voraciously five times a day during training camp, yet hardly reaches the 147-pound limit.Consider Pacquiao’s preparations for Horn.Five days before they tangle for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown, Pacquiao weighed 145 lb after a hearty meal.Turning 39 in December, Pacquiao also shows little sign of slowing down, convincing Fortune that he’d be able to stop Horn, if he wills himself into it.Horn’s vaunted right won’t land because Pacquiao will beat him to the punch.ADVERTISEMENT Roach: Pacquiao ‘good for a couple more fights’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img “A physical freak,” as Fortune describes the eight-division world champion.Fortune, a Sydney-born Australian now running a boxing and fitness gym in Hollywood, should know.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe’d worked with Pacquiao for several years, including the time when Pacquiao was wreaking havoc on every division he steps into.Even then, Pacquiao continues to marvel Fortune with his stamina and metabolism. MOST READ What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Ray Allen watches PBA game, catches up with ex-teammate Bill Walker

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ In an interview with Sports 5, Allen said that he is in the country for vacation.He said he doesn’t have anything concrete planned but it seems like he’s been checking out a lot of basketball here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHe visited the Lyceum Pirates Tuesday night before watching the PBA at MOA where his former Celtics teammate and now Blackwater import Bill Walker was playing.The 42-year-old Allen announced his retirement in a letter on The Player’s Tribune in 2016, two years after playing in the NBA Finals which turned out to be his last game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNBA legend Ray Allen surprised Filipino fans at Mall of Asia Arena as he showed up during a PBA game between TNT and Blackwater Wednesday.Allen, who is a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and the Miami Heat five years later, flew to Manila from Hong Kong on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT One of the greatest shooters basketball had seen, Allen finished his 19-year career as the all-time leader in 3-point shots made with 2,973.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Dumaan dedicates pencak silat gold to family Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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Nunavut grappling with high suicide rates

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut’s high suicide rate leads the country.The discussion about how to best combat those statistics made it to the legislative assembly in Nunavut Tuesday.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img

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Govt To Build Three New Fire Stations

first_img Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Related Items:fire station, Hon. Colin Fagan, jamaica, Jamaica Fire Brigade Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, July 6 (JIS): Work will get underway this financial year on the construction of three new fire stations, as Government puts measures in place to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB).To be built under the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, funded by the World Bank, the fire stations will be located in Yallahs, St. Thomas; Port Maria, St. Mary; and Montego Bay, St. James. “All the design work for these stations has been completed and submitted to the World Bank,” said Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan.He was speaking at a press briefing today (July 6), at the Ministry’s Hagley Park Road offices, Kingston.Mr. Fagan also informed that a major renovation project will take place at the Spanish Town Fire Station, with a significant portion of the labour and workmanship to be provided by the fire fighters.In addition, the JFB will be repairing 280 hydrants and installing 75 new ones across all parishes at a cost of $15.9 million.“There will also be routine maintenance work on approximately 1,200 hydrants islandwide. These projects will be funded from resources provided in this year’s budget,” he indicated.In addition, Mr. Fagan said, the JFB will acquire two fire fighting units, two water tankers, two ambulances and one fireboat.Also, some 200 fire fighters will be recruited and trained this fiscal year. Recommended for youlast_img read more

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