Kelli O’Hara & More Featured in New Collegiate Chorale Season

first_imgAfter appearing in The Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow earlier this year, The King and I Tony winner Kelli O’Hara will return to her classical roots with former The Light in the Piazza co-star Victoria Clark in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, as well as a companion piece by Michael John LaChiusa.The concert presentation, conducted by Ted Sperling, is part of the new MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) season, which will highlight English operas, operettas and new works. Performances will run on April 28 and 29, 2016 at New York City Center.The season kicks off on October 15 and 16 with The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The comic opera premiered on Broadway in 1879. The cast will include soprano Deborah Voigt and Broadway alums Betsy Wolfe and Montego Glover. Sperling will conduct the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for the concerts at New York City Center.The season will also include a workshop presentation of Justine Chen and David Simpatico’s The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing on October 17, and two performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. View Commentslast_img read more

Low gas prices, warm weather pushing coal out of European generation market

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Cheaper natural gas prices this year are likely to cement Europe’s shift away from coal as a fuel for producing power.Abnormally mild winter weather has cut demand for the fuel as a flood of new supplies entered the world’s biggest gas market. That along with higher costs for carbon-emissions allowances has tilted the economics of generating electricity away from coal and toward using more gas.“Policy makers in Europe are now happy with such low natural gas prices,” said Ewout Eijkelenboom, senior consultant at the Netherlands-based industry adviser Kyos Energy Consulting. “It makes the coal phase-out easier than expected — it is almost a natural way of exiting coal.”Falling gas prices are a global phenomenon. Liquefied natural gas projects are pumping out record numbers of cargoes, cutting wholesale gas costs from the U.S. to Asia. That in turn has helped push down the cost of electricity across Europe, taking some of the heat out of the political debate about energy.Benchmark gas in Amsterdam plunged to a five-month low last week because of the global glut. Market rates for the coming summer are at the lowest since at least 2007. It’s especially notable that the weakness has arrived during the winter, which is peak-demand season.“We’ll need to do something with all that surplus gas,” said Elchin Mammadov, a European utilities analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “I’m expecting a further drop in prices and more coal-to-gas switching.”[Vanessa Dezem and Mathew Carr]More: Cheap natural gas is about to kick more coal out of Europe Low gas prices, warm weather pushing coal out of European generation marketlast_img read more

Goalkeeper Adrian pens new West Ham deal

first_img “This is a proud moment for myself, my family and friends and I am really happy to have signed my second contract with the club,” Adrian said. “I feel really happy for the club and the fans. I never imagined this kind of relationship with the fans. I spent 16 years at Real Betis and it was difficult to leave your home. But from the moment I arrived in London the West Ham fans had a special relationship with me. “For me this is a really good moment and I just want to enjoy it. This is my third season here and I want to stay here for a long time.” West Ham have enjoyed a strong start to the season and currently sit third in the Barclays Premier League table ahead of Saturday’s visit to Sunderland. The club are also set to move into the Olympic Stadium for the start of the 2016/17 campaign and Adrian admits their new home was a factor in his decision. “Next season is really important for the club,” Adrian said. “I have enjoyed playing at Upton Park and I want to enjoy playing in the new stadium. “It is a big step for the club and I am really excited about this moment.” Adrian has committed to remaining in east London until 2017 while the Hammers have the option to extend the Spaniard’s stay by a further two years. The 28-year-old moved to West Ham from Real Betis in June 2013 and has since cemented his place as the club’s first-choice stopper. Press Associationcenter_img West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has signed a new two-year contract with the club.last_img read more

Golden Bucks rally to nip Orono 17-14

first_imgAsher Bowden of the Bucksport Golden Bucks hurdles an Orono Red Riot defender as he picks up some yardage in Bucksport’s 17-14 win on Saturday. Th e Golden Bucks will face Mattanawcook on Saturday for the Eastern Maine Class D championship.BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Golden Bucks remain undefeated after rallying past the Orono Red Riots for the second time this season Friday night to advance to the Eastern Maine Class D football championship.The Golden Bucks trailed by 11 points in the third quarter of the quarterfinal matchup, but two touchdown passes by quarterback Matthew Stewart concluded the scoring to give top-ranked Bucksport a 17-14 win over fourth-seeded Orono.Bucksport (9-0) will host No. 3 Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln for the Eastern Maine title at 1 p.m. on Saturday.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest Posts Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Korea Offers Parents, Students Taekwondo Tips on Self-defence

first_imgMuhammed, who was trained at Kyung-Hee University in Korea and was certified in the US, has been operating the centre equipped with state of the art facilities since 2009.In the company of other local instructors, including Michael Akande and Abdul Malik Saidu, they treated the students and parents to exciting routines and exhibition.There was a brief power-point presentation on kids’ display of Kibon Donjak (Basic Techniques) preceding the impromptu self-defence session for parents and the guests present.The Korea Culture Day was a dedicated day meant to put the spotlight on specific aspects of Korean culture while educating them in the process.Mohammed, who is a 4-degree black-belter, demonstrated the Apkoobi Seogi (Researched Long Stance) and lectured on five basic Disciplines of Taekwondo namely: Poomsae (Forms), Kyorugi (Free-sparing). Kyokpa (Art of breaking). Hoshinsul (Art of self-defense) and Shibum (Demonstration).The exhibition encouraged team spirit and self confidence among the kids, while one of the highlights was the Flying Side Kick performed by coach Saidu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram From Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSouth Korea raised the bar in its pursuit of Taekwondo excellence in Nigeria, when the Korean Cultural Centre, Nigeria (KCCN) based in Abuja, exhibited several techniques to students and parents on the art of using taekwondo for self-defence in event they are gagged or assaulted by hoodlums. The display was one of the activities held to commemorate the Korea Culture Day.Chief Instructor of KCCN and a member of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), coach Abdulmalik Muhammed, led other Instructors who put students and some of their parents through some basic techniques they can apply for self defence when attacked by assailants.last_img read more

When looking at the statistics Arizonas defense

first_imgWhen looking at the statistics, Arizona’s defense looks like it has been middle of the road. The Cardinals rank 12th in total yards allowed and 16th in points allowed.They have forced the third most turnovers in the NFL, and Football Outsiders DVOA system, which accounts for numerous different factors which ultimately leads to a more accurate view of the overall performance of a defense, has the Cards ranked fifth. Those two numbers paint a much better picture of the unit that has been the one bright spot for the Redbirds this season. With that success, Horton’s name has been a popular one making the rounds as a possible head coaching candidate as “Black Monday” rapidly approaches. “Today all I am trying to do is be the best defensive coordinator in the league,” Horton said Friday before the Cardinals take on the San Francisco 49ers. “I didn’t do it because we didn’t accomplish our goals. The rest of that stuff takes care of itself and the teams that win more are rewarded that way.”Horton, who has been an assistant in the NFL for 18 years, has learned a lot over the course of that time in preparation of one day being an NFL head coach. When a team begins a season 4-0 and goes into its final game 5-10, rumors of changes are inevitable. This is the situation the Arizona Cardinals are currently in, with both head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves on their respective hot seats. On the other hand, Arizona’s struggles have not done anything to hurt how people feel about Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, as he has become a hot commodity. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “You never know if you’re going to get there,” said Horton. “That’s what you’re pining for. If you prepare well and been raised, tutelaged, you should be ready.”When asked specifically about the situation in Arizona, Horton avoided the question. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more