Barbara Cook Will Return to the New York Stage

first_img from $110 Barbara Cook will return to the New York stage this spring for another song-filled retrospective. The Tony-winning legend will headline Barbara Cook: Then and Now at off-Broadway’s New World Stages beginning April 13. The show, conceived by three-time Tony winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony winner Tommy Tune, will weave personal stories with several of Cook’s signature numbers.Cook last appeared on the Broadway stage in Sondheim on Sondheim. Her numerous additional credits include her Tony-winning performance as Marian Paroo in The Music Man, Candide, She Loves Me, Carousel and two solo shows: Barbara Cook’s Broadway and Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre. In 2011, Cook received the Kennedy Center Honor.Barbara Cook: Then and Now will open officially on May 4 and is scheduled to play a limited engagement through June 26. Related Shows Barbara Cook(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img View Comments Barbara Cook: Then and Nowlast_img read more

Wet your hands not your whistle: South Korean ‘soju’ diverted to sanitizers

first_imgTopics : South Koreans drink an average of about 12 shots of soju each week, media say, citing industry figures. (The Jakarta Post/Arief Suhardiman)The chemical can also be made from petrochemical feedstock.Whether used for liquor or disinfection, both have the same chemical structure and can break apart the virus particle, said Lee Duckhwan, a chemistry professor at Sogang University in Seoul, the capital.”If there’s any difference, that is the liquor tax imposed on ethanol produced by liquor makers,” Lee said.The virus fears boosted February sales of soaps and hand sanitizers, including those with an alcohol base, to four times the level a year ago, data from a major retailer Lotte Mart shows. Shares of ethanol producers also jumped.Following Daesun Distilling, Hallasan Soju, based on the resort island of Jeju, also provided 5 tons of ethanol to authorities on Tuesday, a company official said.  “Ethanol demand for disinfection has grown while supply is limited…we have decided to provide it,” an official of Daesun Distilling, based in the southeastern city of Busan, told Reuters.To banish the virus, the company has pledged to donate 32 tons of ethanol for use in disinfecting buildings and public places in Busan and southeastern Daegu, the city at the center of South Korea’s outbreak.”We plan to keep donating until the coronavirus outbreak is stabilized and to donate 50 tons more,” added the official, who sought anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to media.South Koreans drink an average of about 12 shots of soju each week, media say, citing industry figures. Ethanol for alcoholic drinks can be produced by fermentation or distillation, typically from grains and plants.center_img Makers of soju, South Korea’s national drink and one of the world’s best selling spirits, are jumping into the fight on the largest outbreak of coronavirus outside China by sharing their stockpiles of alcohol with makers of sanitizers.Disinfectants, such as hand sanitizers, are flying off the shelves, along with medical-grade masks, as infections in South Korea have surged past 5,000 in just over a month since its first patient was diagnosed.South Korean soju makers have responded to soaring ethanol demand for sanitizers by donating the alcohol that goes into the drink, a distilled spirit with 17% to 20% alcohol by volume traditionally based on rice, but now often wheat or potatoes.last_img read more

Kavinder Bisht moves ahead with tough win Brijesh Yadav ousted

first_imgEkaterinburg (Russia): Asian silver-medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals with a hard-fought win over China’s Chena Zhihao in the World Men’s Boxing Championships here on Sunday. The fifth seeded Indian left his rival with a bloodied face before the judges ruled 3-2 in his favour after an exhausting bout during which both the boxers managed to connect very few impactful punches. Bisht will square off against Finland’s Arslan Khataev in the round of 16. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHowever, there was a disappointment for India in the evening session with Brijesh Yadav (81kg) bowing out in a split 1-4 verdict against Turkey’s Bayram Malkan. The lack of aggressive intent in the first two rounds cost Yadav as his fine comeback in the final round proved too little too late. Bisht, a 26-year-old Indian Air Force man was a quarterfinalist in 2017 Hamburg edition. However, he has entered the ongoing edition as one of the strongest contenders for a medal. On Sunday, he stood out for his pace and endurance indicating a strong run in the marquee event. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterEarlier, second seed and Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after claiming dominating wins in their respective second-round bouts. The World Championship was meant to be an Olympic qualifier and features the revised eight weight categories (52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, +91kg) earmarked for Tokyo 2020, instead of the traditional 10 divisions. However, the event was stripped of that status after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lost patience with the long-standing administrative mess in the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The IOC took control of the Olympics qualification process, which will now start next year with the Asian qualifiers in February.last_img read more

Arrests on suspicion

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are continuing investigations into a number of reports and following intense police pressure and presence in numerous areas of Providenciales, a number of persons have been arrested on suspicion of offences.A 22-year-old male of Providenciales was arrested on suspicion of Robbery and Kidnapping in connection with a report made on Tuesday 18th July 2017.A 23-year-old female of Grand Turk is arrested for theft in connection with a report made earlier this month.A 29-year-old male of Grand Turk is was arrested on suspicion of wounding in connection with a report made yesterday (Monday 31st July 2017).Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more