View Comments The West End revival of Guys and Dolls will close when current star Rebel Wilson exits the production on August 21. The production, which is playing at the Phoenix Theatre, had been scheduled to run through January 7, 2017.Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the show follows a desperate Nathan Detroit in prohibition-era New York. He needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen “sinners” for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose?Directed by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright, the current cast of Guys and Dolls includes Wilson as Miss Adelaide, Simon Lipkin as Nathan Detroit, Oliver Tompsett as Sky Masterson and Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown. Rebel Wilson in ‘Guys and Dolls'(Photo: Johan Persson)
Awie added that the facility currently had 60 boxes left, which would be enough for the next several days. The financial loss caused by the theft is said to be around Rp 100 million (US$ 6,100).Read also: COVID-19: Government to distribute 100,000 protective equipment to medical workersCianjur Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Juang Andi Priyanto said his team was currently investigating the matter.“We have questioned a number of witnesses, including hospital workers, security guards and parking attendants. We hope to solve the case as soon as possible,” he said. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a massive strain on Indonesia’s healthcare system, with increasing reports of inadequate medical supplies and the deaths of hospital workers as patient numbers continue to surge. (aly)Topics : A total of 470 boxes of surgical masks have reportedly been stolen from Pagelaran General Hospital in Cianjur, West Java.“When we checked the supply [of masks] for January to March, we found that 470 boxes were gone, 200 of which were supplies for February,” director of the hospital Awie Darwizar said on Tuesday as quoted by Antara News Agency.He said the masks had been prepared for medical workers at the hospital to treat COVID-19 patients.
Slaven Bilic wants everyone involved with West Ham to savour their current success – warning the feeling will not last forever. Press Association A first home league win came last time out against Newcastle and Norwich are the visitors to east London on Sunday, with Bilic pleased that the club are enjoying the moment. “Everything goes really quickly in football and in life,” he said. “I’m not denying that, there is no point not enjoying the good spells. I said to my staff the other day ‘we’ve done good why shouldn’t we enjoy it a little bit because when the bad days come we won’t enjoy it?’ “There’s no reasons we could not be confident or proud. But the one condition is they stay on the ground and be even more motivated. There’s no point to deny them enjoyment and be grim.” A former West Ham player, Bilic was a popular appointment back in June, especially after the fractious relationship the majority of the fan-base had with Allardyce. And the 47-year-old admits he loves being told by supporters of other clubs, as well as those West Ham fans, how impressed they have been with the start to his managerial career in England. “”It’s the best. It’s a great feeling to be fair,” he added. “We have an army of fans but it is not only our fans, it is outer clubs’ fans – football fans – who are congratulating me and West Ham fans are delighted but other fans say “well done” and all that. The Hammers currently sit third in the Premier League having secured an amazing trio of away victories at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City so far this season. Former Croatia coach Bilic is enjoying a good start to life as Sam Allardyce’s replacement at Upton Park – despite an early exit from Europa League qualification and home defeats to Leicester and Bournemouth. “The praise gets through to you, it gets to me and the staff and the players of course which is the most important thing – that we get that get that feedback that so far we are doing a good job.” While Allardyce was often at odds with the supporters and owners over the style of football on display, Bilic has introduced a more attractive game – an approach people associated with the club label the ‘West Ham Way’. “Every coach likes to play good football,” he added. “For that you need to train, you need good players, you need to have confidence and you need to have points. “The more points you have the better you are going to play in the next game, it can go a bit up and down but it goes like that. “We having been trying to do that from the start. Sometimes you are doing that and sometimes you are not but this is our philosophy and our plan – but not to die in the art.” Another three points against newly-promoted Norwich would keep West Ham up with the early-season pace setters in the Premier League and continue to see Bilic’s stock rise. Club-record signing Andy Carroll will be pushing for his first league start since January, while deadline day signings Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic are in contention for their full debuts.
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Thousands of slum dwellers beginning from 20th Street to the Fish Market community in Monrovia have been forced to leave their dwellings as a result of flooding.The disaster followed a heavy 12-hour down pour of rain that began at 9 p.m. on Sunday and continued up to 9 a.m. Monday morning.Residents of 20th and 24th Streets who have lived there for more than 20 years said it was the first time a flood of this magnitude had been experienced in those communities.Identifying the causes of the flood disaster, two of the 24th Street residents attributed it to blocking of the drainages and waterways in the swamp by builders.“The people building in this place are the ones causing this problem for us. They build right over the drainages and waterways; and because these areas are blocked, the water is forced to spread into the community as it has,” a resident said.Another resident of the Fish Market community near President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s home also attributed the cause of the flood to random building of houses without observing alleys or waterways.According to Solo B. Gbayor, many people in the area build on the waterways in the swamp and are in the habit of dumping dirt in the drainages. He said this condition has clogged the drainages, preventing water from flowing freely; so the water must find its way. Mr. Gbayor also blamed government for being weak in enforcing environmental and zoning laws and restoring orderliness. “People are just left to do their own thing without observing rules. Before building in any part of the city you have to go to Public Works to get the permission. But people do their own thing and claim they were authorized by the government. This is what is causing the problem for all of us today.”Distressed victims in the communities were on Monday seen taking their luggage, crossing the flood of water to the dry land in search of other accommodations.Those with no hope of getting another home elsewhere could do nothing but to wait for the flood to abate and find their way into their drenched and clustered houses.The affected communities are situated in the lowland area. The narrow strips of dry land are divided by a swamp — one side between the swamp and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the other side near the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center, extending to President Sirleaf’s residence near the Old Road-Tubman Boulevard intersection.Residents, without considering future embarrassments of this kind, have built in the swamp and blocked the waterway. Erosion from the main Tubman Boulevard runs down the beach and enters into the swamp.But with the style of building in the communities, the water cannot flow down and is forced to spread.Moreover, the drainage system in those communities, as in other parts of Monrovia, is clogged as those iron plates used to cover the drainages have all been stolen and sold to scrappers.Local residents use the open holes now to dump trash while erosion also adds up. As a result, water no longer flows through the drainages but sets and spreads on roads and on the lowland.Up until Monday afternoon, affected residents were still striving to get their things out of the polluted water in those communities, asking the media to propagate their situation in order that they might receive assistance from humanitarian organizations.Normal work in the People’s United Community Clinic between 20th and 24th Streets came to a standstill as the flood overtook it; all working tools were left in the water.Meanwhile, there is also a high possibility of the outbreak of waterborne diseases in the communities.All septic tanks in the communities are full, while plastic bags of human wastes thrown over the top of houses by those without toilets are washed into the flood as rain falls.Residents depend on well water to cook and bathe, and on hand pumps installed by the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC) water for drinking. With the level of flood, the water system is certainly polluted; and if not handled properly and expeditiously, may cause diarrhea, cholera, and other related diseases.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Diego Costa will wear a facemask after breaking his nose.Kick-off: 5.30pm, Saturday 13 February 2016Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)Match in a nutshell: Unbeaten in eight league matches under Guus Hiddink, Chelsea have the chance to move into the top 10 with a win over Newcastle.Five key battles: Including Branislav Ivanovic v Andros TownsendBetVictor.com preview: Chelsea to have too much ammo for Newcastle Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Kurt Zouma (knee ligament), Alexandre Pato (match fitness).Fitness tests: Diego Costa (broken nose), Radamel Falcao (thigh), Loic Remy (calf).NEWCASTLE UNITEDRuled out: Paul Dummett (hamstring), Massadio Haidara (knee), Tim Krul (knee), Gabriel Obertan (hamstring), Papiss Cisse (groin), Chancel Mbemba (ankle), Kevin Mbabu (thigh), Vurnon Anita (hamstring), Siem de Jong (eye), Curtis Good (hip).Fitness test: Daryl Janmaat (thigh). Possible line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Oscar; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Aina, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Traore, Kenedy, Falcao, Remy.Newcastle United: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Colback; Tiote, Shelvey; Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Townsend; Mitrovic.Subs from: Darlow, Lascelles, Gibson, Williams, Saivet, Gouffran, Barlaser, Aarons, Perez, Doumbia, Riviere. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: D D W D D (7 points)Home: D D D D W (7 points)Newcastle United total: W L L W D (7 points)Away: L L L L W (3 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Costa 11; Oscar 8, Willian 8; Pedro 3, Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Cahill 2, Fabregas 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Ivanovic 1, Kenedy 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Matic 1, Terry 1, Traore 1.Newcastle United: Wijnaldum 9; Mitrovic 5, Perez 5; Cisse 2, Janmaat 2; Coloccini 1, De Jong 1, Dummett 1, Lascelles 1, Thauvin 1, Williamson 1.Last five meetings26 September 2015: Newcastle 2 Chelsea 210 January 2015: Chelsea 2 Newcastle 06 December 2014: Newcastle 2 Chelsea 18 February 2014: Chelsea 3 Newcastle 02 November 2013: Newcastle 2 Chelsea 0Chelsea 2 wins, Newcastle 2 wins, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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Tags:#App Economy#desktop#smartphones#tablets 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… The days of the desktop wars are waning, and not because desktop hardware sales are still shrinking. Now we are seeing a new type of competition coming to the fore: app wars.But thanks to the rise of the smartphone, consumer attention is now firmly riveted on the application layer, not the operating system layer, so that is where business will need to be fought for. It won’t be as hard-fought as the desktop wars, if only because there won’t be multi-million dollar marketing budgets being used to lob fear, uncertainty and doubt at the latest version of Windows, OS X or Linux. In fact, it may not be a war at all for most applications, but rather a war fought on a different battlefield altogether. What An App-Centric World Looks LikeThe approach of a typical user could be highlighted by a recent day I had, when I had to manage to get my kids to the dentist, my cat to the vet and still put in time here at ReadWrite, my consultancy and in class preparation for the new semester.This is by no means a typical day for me, but it was certainly the most mobile in a while, and so really hammered home how I depend on apps—far more than I depend on operating systems.To write articles, I was using iA Writer (on my iMac, Macbook and iPad when I could not find a Wi-Fi cloud). Hootsuite was managing my social media accounts. Feedly was pulling in the news. Skype to talk to my colleagues. Gmail to do the mail.All of this was done while hopping from machine to machine—and the only thing I really cared about was the apps. The platforms being used (in this case OS X and iOS) mattered not one whit.At this point, you could argue that since I happened to be firmly ensconced in Apple land, then platforms do matter. To some degree that is true: because I like iA Writer as a Markdown tool, I am sort of tied to the Apple platforms.But I could have just as easily used Office 365 if I wanted to live in Windows world, or be completely platform agnostic and used Google Docs. Since Markdown is way more useful to me than those rich document tools, I probably could have used Dillinger on any device.This is the nature of the app wars: for every app I find that really works for me on a given operating system, you can probably find an app that will work just as well on another platform or all of the platforms, if the app is a Web-based service.I can count on one hand the number of apps that I don’t want to give up that have no good cross-platform equivalent. Eventually, that number will dwindle to zero, and on that day—for me—the desktop wars will end.On The Silicon BattlefieldYou may already be in that position. If you are, it’s kind of a nice place to be, with the capability to hop between devices and use the apps you want and have your creations and information at your disposal wherever there’s a connection to the Internet.See also Windows 8 Still In Awkward AdolescenceFor operating system vendors like Microsoft and Apple, it’s a bit of a nightmare. Especially for Microsoft, since Windows default position of dominant computing device operating system for so many years meant that it hasn’t had to worry about apps being developed for Windows. But when you hear Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer touting Flipboard, Facebook and NFL Fantasy Football as native apps for Windows 8.1, you know there’s trouble.Apple has a similar problem in the mobile sector: for every service that has an iOS and Android version, it has a tougher time justifying the features and prices of its mobile devices. Because the operating system doesn’t matter as much as the apps do.See also Nokia Performing The Impossible: Making Windows Phone Cool and Nokia Lumia 1020: The Best Damn Smartphone Camera Money Can BuyNokia has realized that if the operating system is no longer what consumers care about, then by God Nokia is going to differentiate on what they can. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is certainly a strong example of how such differentiation will look.This will be the coming trend on all platforms, be it desktop, tablet or smartphone. The apps will be the great equalizer, nullifying the importance of the operating systems. Sure, there will be cool differences between the operating systems that will draw some customers in, no matter what. But it will be the apps that they use that will be the true heart of customer loyalty.Therefore, a renewed push on hardware will begin to dominate the marketing campaigns. Better cameras, lighter devices, faster processors—because you will want the best device to run your apps, whether native or Web-based.The desktop wars were fought with applications. The app wars will be fought with hardware.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair brian proffitt