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Balkman wants to bury the hatchet with Santos

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Balkman’s actions merited a ban from the league, but now he’s back in the Philippines for Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League the Puerto Rican international wants to fully reconcile with Santos.“I haven’t gotten in touch with him but I’m looking for him,” said Balkman Wednesday after they lost to Singapore 90-80 at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“If you get this message man, I’m down here, maybe one day we can go out and have lunch, dinner, or whatever you want. Let’s just talk.”Santos previously said he wants Balkman back in the PBA and added he’s over the choking incident. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I’m over it a long time ago, I even supported him to continue playing for us but the PBA had already decided at that time,” said Santos in a previous Inquirer report. “It’s nothing to me now, I’ve been through a lot and I know that we shouldn’t be holding any ill will towards anyone.”Balkman added he’s heard of Santos’ well wishes and he hoped that they can be teammates again.“Happy new year to him and his family,” said Balkman. “I just want to thank him… and to team up with him again and have another run at it. With all the things that happened, the past is the past and that will be great for both of us.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Former PBA import Renaldo Balkman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRenaldo Balkman and Arwind Santos have a history that most people wouldn’t call “fond.”The two were teammates in the PBA with Petron in 2013 but both figured in an altercation that involved Balkman choking Santos.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling group finish

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Arnason he thought it was unlikely Argentina would finish their three group matches without victory, but took little comfort in the prospect of Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic resting core players to avoid suspensions and fatigue.“Their starting 11 is incredible really,” he said. “There’s talk about them resting players, but it doesn’t really affect them so much since they’ve got very good quality on the bench as well so I can’t see it affecting their game at all. We’ll have to play a very good game to stand a chance.”With many of the traditional favorites struggling, Croatia has emerged as a standout in Russia, thrashing Argentina 3-0 and defeating the Nigeria 2-0.Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic ruled out sitting back on Tuesday.“Honestly, we want to win in every game,” he said “No matter who is playing, no matter who is in the first 11, or not, we will try to continue and get three points.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Arnason sees Croatia as one of teams that could win the tournament, but the central defender’s teammates aren’t giving them a free ride and are promising grueling physical challenges.With the Croats already qualified, Iceland must win their final Group D game in Rostov-on-Don, while keeping fingers crossed that Nigeria can’t inflict another defeat on Argentina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownArnason, in fact, is taking inspiration from the spiky nature of Iceland-Croatia encounters.“In those kind of games, players push themselves to the limit, and sometimes they go over the line,” Arnason said before the team headed to southern Russia. “A red card was shown to one of our players in those matches. We’re more than ready to take another one if it would help our team.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Iceland players react in dejection at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Iceland defender Kari Arnason isn’t afraid to see red if it means stopping one of the World Cup’s most creative sides when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday.Both teams have a history of sending offs when they meet, with three red cards handed out in their last four matches.ADVERTISEMENT Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina’s World Cup crisis Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In their six encounters, Croatia has won four times, lost once and drawn once.Iceland is the nation with the smallest population ever to qualify for a World Cup, with some 350,000 inhabitants, but it stunned two-time champion Argentina in its opening match with a 1-1 draw thanks to Alfred Finnbogason’s equalizer. The team, known to Icelanders simply as “Our Boys,” lost the second match 2-0 to an irrepressible Nigeria.Coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said players took heart from having beaten Croatia at home in qualifying.“We know the scenario when we play Croatia: It’s going to be a really tough game,” he said. “We’ve often said we’re like a married couple. We’re trying to get divorced, but we always meet up again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

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Dawson Creek draws first blood

first_img– Advertisement -Despite the best efforts of Ty Gullickson in the Huskies’ net, the Fort St John Huskies dropped the opening game of their best of 5 opening round series with the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks tonight in Dawson Creek. Game 2 goes Friday night at the NPA in Fort St John at 8pm. Final Score:  FSJ 2 , DC 3Dawson Creek lead series 1-0 After a short break the teams resumed battle in overtime with both teams trading chances. Once again it was Ty Gullickson, who stopped 68 of the 71 shots he saw in a player of the game performance, who was keeping Dawson Creek at bay. The Huskies squandered a power play in over time and it was special teams that ultimately made the difference. The Junior Canucks killed all but one of the Huskies man advantages in the game and finally took advantage of their numerous power plays. Cory Langdon took two penalties in OT and it was the second that cost the Pups. Riley Muise found space on the power play and wired a slap shot past Gullickson. The Junior Canucks spilled off their bench in celebration as the OT winner put them up one game to none in the best of 5 first round series.Advertisementcenter_img The first period was controlled by Dawson Creek but a strong penalty kill from the Pups, and a timely power play marker from Cole Calliou late in the period, saw the Huskies head to the dressing room up a goal. The second period of play was more even as the Huskies were able to get more of the puck and spent increasing time in the attacking zone. Their strong second period was rewarded when Kole Norris was awarded a penalty shot after being hauled down on a break away. Norris slotted the puck home along the ice after a nice deke and the Pups went to the locker room after 40 minutes of play up 2. Cody Hildebrand did not return for the third period and Aaron Dendys’ ice time was limited as the Huskies were forced to battle through adveristy once again. It got worse as Jesse Disher was thrown out of the game for a hit from behind. It was a questionable call to say the least. The short benched Huskies were forced to play most of the third in their own zone and under immense pressure as the Junior Canucks pressed looking for goals. They got them thanks to Colter MacLean. The Canuck D man scored twice to tie the game and despite a late power play the Huskies were unable to find a game winner.last_img read more

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Study: low-carbon fuel feasible

first_img“With all the uncertainty and unanswered questions, how do you come to the conclusion that … it’s really feasible?” said Catherine H. Reheis-Boyd, chief operating officer for the Western States Petroleum Association, representing refineries that produce about 90 percent of all gasoline in California. She said the industry must ask tough questions before the regulation is made final. For example, she said, in developing a fair formula, California must consider the greenhouse gases produced in growing and processing corn for ethanol. “We don’t want unintended consequences,” she said. Scientists offered only a peek at the formula Friday, acknowledging that many of the details must still be worked out. The California Air Resources Board is expected to vote on it next month. If approved, it would launch an 18-month rule-making process that would start the clock ticking toward a 2010 deadline to implement the so-called low-carbon fuel standard, said Daniel Sperling, a co-author of the report. He said one of the advantages of the credit-trading program is that it would not push refineries and fuel producers toward one technology or another. “The government is not picking winners and losers,” said Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. “We’re creating a framework, a process to guide investment and introduce clean fuels.” If refineries have trouble meeting the standard, he said, they might be able to buy credits by investing in electricity for electric cars. Sperling and other advocates also said they believe the low-carbon fuel standard could help stabilize, if not reduce, gas prices by introducing competition to traditional gasoline imports and production.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released a University of California study Friday showing that the state can cut gasoline prices and stimulate the economy by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in transportation fuels. In January, he signed an executive order mandating that California refineries reduce the carbon content of passenger vehicle fuels 10 percent by 2020. The effort is critical for California to reach its target of cutting all greenhouse-gas emissions over the same time by about 25 percent. For the state to begin working on a plan to do so, however, it first needs a formula to calculate pollution from refineries and companies that blend gasoline, as well as measuring the progress. The UC study attempts to solve that problem. It creates a complex means for measuring total greenhouse-gas emissions created during fuel production in the state. The study also concludes that an emissions credit system – in which overachieving refineries can sell credits to those failing to meet the standard – could stimulate enough competition and investment in alternative fuels that California could more than achieve its 10 percent reduction goal by 2020. “Our low-carbon standard is a solution, a policy to recognize that we can’t transform our multibillion-dollar fuels market unless the private sector sees a reason to invest and customers see a reason to buy,” Schwarzenegger said. In customary style, he cast the state’s challenge to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in outsized terms. “This is our race to the moon,” the governor said. “And like that race, this, too, would be `one giant leap for mankind.”‘ Refineries, gasoline companies and auto producers took pains Friday to stress that they support the governor’s efforts. But they also raised concerns about how the state will implement the study, which will be released in full May 31. last_img
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Mwalala out to halt Bandari downward spiral

first_img0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala during a training session at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 2 – They showed promise of being an outside force in the race for this season’s Kenyan Premier League title, but the month of March has seen bandari spiral down the pecking order and their title hopes are now a little more of a mirage.The dockers lost three of their five matches and drew two seeing then slip down to fourth in the standings with 33 points, eight behind leaders Gor. “It happens in football that at some point in the season you just have a time when things are not working. There was nothing wrong with the team; there was no division, the players were njot playing badly but things just didn’t happen for us,” Mwalala stated.Part of the reason for Bandari’s struggles has been their upturn in injuries. Striker Wycliffe Ochomo has been out on the long term with a broken elbow and now two more players have joined him out.Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala gives his players tactical instructions during a training session at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDefender Bernard Odhiambo has been ruled out for six months after tearing his Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL) and will not return into action at least until October. Mustapha Oduor is also out having torn his meniscus and will be out for three months.Striker David King’atua is out for three more weeks after pulling his hamstring.“It is so hard as a coach when you have to change your team every week and you end up lacking the much needed consistency. It sees the results swing side to side and for you to fight for the title you need to have some consistent team and results as well,” Mwalala offered.The tactician though is optimistic that the turn of a new month can bring a fresh wave of hope for the Coastal based side and starting off with Wednesday afternoon’s tie at home against struggling Mount Kenya United.Mwalala believes the team is up for a change in fortunes though he knows it will not be an easy task against bottom side Mount Kenya who have lost four of their last five games.Mount Kenya United’s Timothy Wanyonyi celebrates his goal during a past match Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“It is never easy playing against a side in the relegation zone especially at this time of the season because they are coming all out for points. On paper it may look easy but it will be a very tough game. We have prepared well for it though,”“This is a new month and we want to start our revival here. It will be very important for us to win this game,” the tactician further stated.Victory will see Bandari move to 36 points, same as Mathare United and Sofapaka who do not play until Thursday evening.Meanwhile, under-performing Tusker FC will be out to revive their minute title chances when they play Western Stima in Machakos. The alemen have won only once in their last five games and are placed fifth with 29 points. Tenth placed Stima have not won any of their last five games.KPL Midweek gamesWednesday: Tusker FC v Western Stima, KCB v Mathare United (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Sony Sugar v Gor Mahia (Kisumu), Bandari v Mount Kenya United (Mombasa), Kakamega Homeboyz v Ulinzi Stars (Kakamega).Thursday: Kariobangi Sharks v Zoo Kericho, Sofapaka v Vihiga United, AFC Leopards v Chemelil Sugar (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Nzoia Sugar v Posta Rangers (Bungoma).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Donegal public asked to donate to Bikes 4 Africa

first_imgLetterkenny Rotary Club has launched their Bikes 4 Africa campaign where members of the public are being asked to donate their old bikes by leaving them at any of the six Bryson Recycling Centres from Saturday 8th to 22nd October. These bikes will be repaired and refurbished and sent to Africa where they will be allocated to secondary school children to help them get to school each day.This initiative is being supported by Donegal County Council and is part of National Reuse month campaign which is about encouraging people to rethink what we do with our waste and to pass it on, repair it or refurbish it into something new. Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with the Council believes that “this is a great initiative and one that clearly demonstrates what we are trying to achieve during national reuse month. Donating, refurbishing and repairing items are all forms of reuse and offer people a chance to save or make money, get creative, learn a new skill and be environmentally conscious”.Bikes can be left at any of the six Bryson Recycling Centres in Letterkenny, Dungloe, Milford, Carndonagh, Stranorlar, Laghey during opening hours from Saturday 8th to 22nd October.Once the bikes are collected, they are sent to Loughlan House, the correctional facility in Co. Cavan where the Irish Prison Service has arranged for the inmates refurbish the bicycles as part of their rehabilitation and training programme.The latest shipment in May of this year brought the number of refurbished bicycles to 1,000, all of which will eventually be transported to The Gambia, where Rotary’s partner organisation “Jole Rider Gambia” pre-selects the schools, and then oversees the distribution of the bikes, with the assistance of the Gambian Education Ministry. Bikes remain the property of the school, with teachers allocating them to the children according to set criteria.  When a child graduates from school, their bike is then reallocated to another child.   This means that each bike impacts positively on as many as 10 students. Letterkenny Rotary Club was successful in sending 50 + bicycles last year, and want to do the same or even more this year. It costs €10 per bike to have them transported.Shane Clerkin, Manager with Bryson Recycling said they were “delighted to support the Rotary Club’s “Bikes for Africa” campaign by providing collection points at the six Recycling Centres in Co Donegal. At Bryson we are committed to “building better futures” and where better to achieve this than gathering bicycles for school children in Africa.”For Recycling Centre opening times and more on Reuse month visit www.donegalcoco.ieDonations of old bikes to the Bike 4 Africa campaign can be left at any of the six Bryson Recycling Centres in Letterkenny, Dungloe, Milford, Carndonagh, Stranorlar, Laghey during opening hours from Saturday 8th – 22nd October.Donegal public asked to donate to Bikes 4 Africa was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Bikes 4 Africadonegallast_img read more

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ELECTION 2014: WATSON EXPRESSES HIS CONCERN OVER SMALL SHOOLS

first_imgLocal election candidate John Watson has expressed his concern about the future of smaller protestant schools and small schools in general.John Watson (third from left) at his campaign launch.He states the fact that many schools are being reduced from two teachers to one teacher is leaving the future for these schools in a vulnerable position.“The fact that one teacher could be teaching a class of eighteen children from age 4 to age 12 on their own is unsustainable. Under welfare regulations the children must be supervised by a suitably trained person at all times. “How is this to happen in a one teacher school where the teacher will find themselves on their own for 7 hours a day with no opportunity for a break.“One parent highlighted a potential situation where an accident might happen at school and the teacher is on their own to deal with the incident and still be responsible for the other children,” he said.Fianna Fail candidate Watson has been informed that the number of schools being affected nationally will rise from 8 this year this could be 60 in September.“As protestant schools tend to be smaller they will be disproportionally affected. In most cases there will not be a situation where for example one church of Ireland school can amalgamate with another as there may not be one within a reasonable distance”. The fact that there are only 200 protestant schools out of a total of 3200 further highlights the need to protect these schools, he added.“I feel we must work together to protect these smaller schools. We must protect the parent`s choice to have their children educated in whatever ethos they choose. The closure of a school is much like losing a garda station or post office, it is an attack on our rural community.“We are seeing minister Quinn forcing boards of management into the unfair situation where they will have to close or amalgamate schools. One teacher has informed me that the provision of a classroom assistant would resolve the issue in most cases.“I am calling on our government TDs and the teacher unions to again highlight the damage this decision will do and have it reversed before the next school term.”ELECTION 2014: WATSON EXPRESSES HIS CONCERN OVER SMALL SHOOLS was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:JOhn Watsonschoolslast_img
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CELTIC COULD DO WORSE THAN OFFER JIM CELTIC JOB, SAYS BONNER

first_imgDonegal GAA legend Declan Bonner believes Celtic could do worse than offer Jim McGuinness the manager’s job if it becomes vacant again.Jim McGuinness after he was appointed by former Celtic boss Neil Lennon.It’s the last thing Donegal fans and McGuinness will want to hear as they prepare for the All-Ireland battle of their lives against Kerry on September 21st.But former All-Ireland winner and minor boss Bonner says Celtic could do a lot worse. He has even discussed the situation with the Glenties man about a possible move to the big job at Parkhead.“They (Celtic) could do a lot worse. I was just chatting to him (Jim) about it. I asked him did he take his A coaching badge.“I don’t think he has. I was surprised saying it was the first thing he could be getting done at this stage. I would be getting them done if I was over there.“This guy Ronnie Delia came in from wherever – stranger things have happened,” said Bonner. But Bonner admits that he has nothing but admiration for McGuinness in not leaving Donegal and hopes he will lead them to another All-Ireland title before any thoughts of his future.“I felt after last year that he possibly could have walked away, himself and a number of players could have walked.“The way they came back, it’s all very well winning one All-Ireland and disappearing after that but he has come back, and won an Ulster title this year,” he added. CELTIC COULD DO WORSE THAN OFFER JIM CELTIC JOB, SAYS BONNER was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:all-irelandCelticDeclan BonnerdonegalJim McGuinnessKerrylast_img read more

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Minister McHugh claims Fianna Fail will scrap key road projects

first_imgFine Gael Minister Joe McHugh has said Fianna Fáil’s climate and environmental policy threatens major road projects like the A5.The Minister for Education and Skills hit out after comments by Deputy Timmy Dooley on the radio this morning in relation to prioritising Government spending away from the national roads programme.This follows on from Fianna Fáil’s support in recent days of a Green Party/Social Democrats motion to delay or cancel key parts of our regional investment under the National Development Plan (NDP). Minister McHugh said: “We now know from the comments and actions of senior Fianna Fáil members that they are looking at taking a swipe at funding for key roads projects given half a chance.“Mirroring the strategy of the Green Party, Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said today that the national roads programme should be reprioritised. That’s an interesting word.“Fianna Fáil need to tell us which road projects they would like to abandon? I hope for the sake of Donegal, it’s not our much-needed A5 which will begin later this year.“This is a crucial route for those travelling from the north-west towards Dublin, for people living and working in Donegal, for those doing business, for tourism, for hauliers, farmers, fishermen and for regional growth. “And I hope the opposition isn’t thinking of the Bonagee bypass or the EU backed works planned for the N15/N13 Ballyybofey/Stranorlar region; the N56/N13 Letterkenny – Manorcunningham; or the N14 Manorcunningham – Lifford/Strabane link.“Fianna Fáil called for a 2:1 spend on public transport over roads. With Fine Gael in Government we are already spending big on public transport and cycleways, greenways all feature heavily in the NDP and the Climate Action Plan.“But we still need roads and we are committed to continuing the maintenance and improvements of our road network.“We believe there will be 1 million electric vehicles by 2030 and we will need continued investment in roads.“You’d really have to question how serious Fianna Fáil is about major national roads and transport projects. “It is not just about building new roads, it is often about maintaining and improving our current network, like the top-class improvements we made all along the N56 in Donegal and also at the Blue Banks near Letterkenny.“Are Fianna Fáil against improving road safety? Are they against meeting the needs of isolated rural communities? Fianna Fáil need to be clear with the public in relation to their stance on this.“If Fianna Fáil return to Government, which of our crucial road projects are they considering reprioritising,” Minister McHugh asked.Minister McHugh claims Fianna Fail will scrap key road projects was last modified: June 18th, 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:donegalfianna failMinister Joe McHughROADSlast_img read more

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South Africa’s first green theatre production

first_img13 April 2016Power Struggle, written by comedian Nik Rabinowitz with Tom Eaton and Darryl Bristow-Bovey, creatively unpacks the journey from the Big Bang to the iPhone, highlighting how power and energy is an essential building block of Earth’s evolution as well as its inhabitants.“Power Struggle is a well-structured, intelligent and hilarious package; a comedic venture worth exploring” –@woict pic.twitter.com/U3Yom759RJ— Power Struggle (@PowerStruggle_) April 2, 2016Behind the scenes and behind @nikrabinowitz – all systems funny for tonight’s opening show of #PowerStruggle pic.twitter.com/CgVx0AdS4E— Angel Campey (@YesReallyAngel) March 29, 2016Rabinowitz acts as narrator and hero in the show – the Power Struggler – who takes his audience on an insightful and hilarious journey across the history of power through the ages. He brings to it the uniquely multilingual South African comedic sensibility that has made him one of the country’s most popular performers.Such a pleasure to have worked with this man! @davidkramerSA thanks @TheFugard look out for #snedladla pic.twitter.com/emS86S22nK— IG: SNECOMEDY (@snecomedy) February 24, 2015Sne Dladla, who made his name as a stand-up comedian and actor in David Kramer’s Orpheus in Africa, is the hugely entertaining Power Professor who forms part of the educational sideshow of the production, Information is Power. Dladla puts his beatboxing and dance skills to good use in highlighting the benefits and ease of sustainable energy solutions.“In essence (the show is) designed to be a sustainability consciousness shifter,” Rabinowitz explains. “We’d like to create an experience that leaves people feeling good, but also delivers a strong message to keep them thinking once they leave. Predictably what they’ll be thinking once they leave is ‘How can I drive off without paying the car guard?’ but maybe after that they might wonder about how to funnel grey water into the sprinkler system.”About last night @nikrabinowitz is electrifying in #powerstruggle at @baxtertheatre #thoug. https://t.co/7pGQSljOy6 pic.twitter.com/fxfJgg4neQ— Green Power Monitor (@greenpwrmonitor) April 1, 2016Power Struggle’s overall message is that humans, who have ultimately mastered the power struggle, now have a responsibility to find ways to use power and energy in a more sustainable way to safeguard the planet. And the show itself puts its money where its mouth is, using renewable energy to power the production.In a world first, 50% of the production is powered by renewable resources, including lighting and sound rigs powered by bio-fuels generators, solar and other renewable power sources, all of which are incorporated into the narrative of the show.It is directed by the internationally renowned Daniel Kutner, who with Broadway legend Harold Prince has been responsible for some of the biggest international stage productions, including Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story.The whole production is steered by South African comedy theatre legend, producer Sam Hendrikse, who was the brains behind the hugely successful South African comedy show Bafunny Bafunny. It sold out the Royal Albert Hall in London and performed to more than 100 000 fans around the country.The show debuted in South Africa in March 2016 at Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre. It moves to Johannesburg in September and Durban in October. After return performances in the Cape at the end of the year, the production hopes to travel to other South African centres and Namibia during 2017, culminating in performances in New York City in April 2017.Source: Cape Town At Nightlast_img read more