Benjamin Scheuer’s The Lion Opens Off-Broadway

first_img The Lion is a true story of love, loss, family loyalty and the redemptive power of music. The show has been previously performed in various incarnations at Lincoln Center, the St. James Theatre in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Lion, an autobiographical musical from Benjamin Scheuer, celebrates its opening night on June 26. The American premiere, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club and directed by Sean Daniels, will run through July 13 at The Studio at Stage II at New York City Center. Last year, Scheuer was awarded the ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for songwriting and the Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics. He has served as a writer-in-residence at the Goodspeed Theater, the Weston Playhouse and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop. His band Escapist Papers’ second album, titled The Bridge, features music from The Lion. View Comments Related Shows The Lion Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014last_img read more

German development bank to underwrite Indian wind, solar projects

first_imgGerman development bank to underwrite Indian wind, solar projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:German state-owned development bank KfW will lend EUR 200 million (USD 228m) to India so as to help the country provide low-interest loans for around 200 MW of new renewable energy capacity.The bank has signed a credit line agreement with India’s Rural Electrification Corporate Ltd (REC), which plans to back solar and wind power projects, the lender announced this week. The specific loans will be supplemented by counterparty contributions of up to 30% from the borrowers and contributions from other lenders. The provided financing will target projects in the private sector and will support 200 MW of renewables. The new capacity, seen to meet the demand of about 270,000 homes, will help offset up to 285,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.“KfW’s financing to promote the increased use of renewables will make an important contribution to slowing the rise in greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the deficit in the power supply,” said Joachim Nagel, member of the KfW Group executive board.Additionally, REC will get a EUR 1-million grant from KfW to improve standards in the Indian energy sector, the German lender said.India’s goal is to have 175 GW of installed renewables capacity by 2022 and account for 50% of its total power generation. The target for solar and wind is 100 GW and 60 GW, respectively.More: Germany’s KfW to help fund 200 MW of renewables in Indialast_img read more

$5,000 is top IMCA Modified check at Canyon’s Desert Classic special

first_imgPEORIA, Ariz. ­– Canyon Speedway Park’s Desert Clas­sic moves to an early-point season date in 2016, with a top prize of $5,000 for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fieds on the line at the Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27 special.The Desert Classic feature pays a minimum of $300 to start and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot quali­fying event. The entry fee of $100 will be payable at the gate.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps follow the 5 p.m. drivers’ meeting at racing starts at 7 p.m.Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $6 for kids ages 7-13 and free for six and under. Pit passes are $30 for members or $35 for non-members.An open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25.More information about the Desert Classic is availa­ble by calling 602 258-7223, on Facebook and at the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com website.last_img read more

GPL Review: 6 facts from matchday 4

first_img12 goals, 4 home wins and 3 draws. These are the numbers from matchday 4. Now what are the standout statistics from matchday 4.1.    57 goals have been scored in 31 games of the Ghana Premier League.  This represents an average of 1.83 goals per game. The outstanding game between Dwarfs and Edubiase can increase the tally.2.    Hearts of Oak, Dreams FC , Ashantigold and Wa All Stars are still unbeaten after four matches in the league. Hearts have recorded three wins and a draw while Dreams and Wa All Stars have picked up two wins and two draws. 3.    Kumasi Asante Kotoko are still without a win in the Ghana Premier League. Kotoko have scored two goals, conceded six. The Porcupine Warriors have picked up two draws and suffered two defeats.4.    WAFA has scored the most goals in the Ghana Premier League. The Sogakope side are yet to score any of their seven goals away from home.5.    The leading scorers in the league are all yet to score away from home. Samuel Tetteh (4), Eric Bekoe (3) and Saddick Adams (3) have all bagged their goals at their home grounds. 6.    Hasaacas continue to leak in goals. The Sekondi side have now conceded 11 goals in the ongoing campaign.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Terry feeling the heat

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):John Terry ended last season as still the best centre back in the English Premier League.Three games into the new campaign, the Chelsea captain’s stock has fallen to such an extent that critics are questioning how much longer he can cut it at this level.The 34-year-old Terry has endured a miserable start to Chelsea’s title defence: Substituted at half-time against Manchester City. Sent off against West Bromwich Albion. Now suspended for the visit of Crystal Palace on Saturday.It will be the first time in 17 months that Terry has missed a meaningful Premier League game – he played every minute last season – and leaves Chelsea without any of the so-called “old guard” that has been the backbone of the club’s success for the past decade.Central midfielder Frank Lampard left at the end of the 2012-13 season, centre forward Didier Drogba’s second spell at Chelsea ended in May, and Petr Cech was sold to Arsenal in the offseason. Terry is the last remaining link to the past in a new-look Chelsea team under Jose Mourinho, but his days could be numbered.It’s not just Terry’s form that is putting his place under scrutiny. He will be 35 in December so age is not on his side, and Chelsea’s pursuit of Everton centre back John Stones signals that Mourinho is looking to the future. Chelsea has reportedly had three offers for Stones rejected, and is weighing up a fourth potentially worth £40 million (US$62 million).Terry still has much to offer Chelsea and could have two or three more years at Stamford Bridge. But his role could be changing, and good performances by Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma – the likely centre-back pairing against Palace – will give Mourinho some thinking to do over the international break.By then, Stones may be a Chelsea player, too. He has already put in a transfer request at Everton.Chelsea has had as uncomfortable a start to the season as Terry, with four points from a possible nine leaving the team already five behind Man City. Palace have won two of their opening three games and are a dangerous team away from home with their pace on the counterattack.ROONEY REVIVALWayne Rooney’s 10-game scoring drought for Manchester United ended with a hat-trick against Bruges in a Champions League qualifying match on Wednesday, but he’ll need to start netting in the Premier League to get the critics completely off his back.Rooney has been part of an underperforming United attack that has struggled to create chances, let alone score goals in the league this season. The team has scored two goals in three games, one of them being an own goal.United visit Swansea on Sunday for a match between two unbeaten teams. Swansea took six points off United last season.RECORD IN SIGHTManchester City will break their century-long record for successive top-flight wins if they beat Watford at Etihad Stadium.City are the only team with a 100 per cent start to the season after beating Everton 2-0 on Sunday. That was City’s ninth straight win, matching the club record that has lasted since 1912.last_img read more

England set to name unchanged team for World Cup semi-final against Croatia

first_img 2 2 And, despite Jordan Henderson suffering a tight hamstring, fears over Raheem Sterling’s profligacy, and the midfield might of their opponents Croatia, he’s decided to name the same side again.It means the squad now have a clean bill of health, including Jordan Pickford, who hurt his thumb against the Swedes.Wednesday’s foes Croatia also have injury issues with Sime Vrsaljko a major doubt, while Dejan Lovren missed training on Monday along with goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, who is nursing a hamstring injury.Speaking to talkSPORT on the eve of the clash, England boss Southgate spoke of his pride at leading the Three Lions into a first World Cup semi-final since 1990.“It’s a privilege really to be here,” he said,“I’m managing and leading my country in a World Cup, only four people have been able to play for their country in a World Cup and manage them so that’s an honour in itself.“Then to lead them to a semi-final as well is a hugely proud moment.” England are set to name an unchanged team for their World Cup 2018 semi-final clash with Croatia.Against Sweden, manager Gareth Southgate kept faith with the XI who started against Colombia, and it paid off with a comfortable 2-0 win. England players celebrate their victory over Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals. Is Southgate the nicest man in football? In the world? Probably. When asked directly whether Wednesday’s match would be the biggest of his career, Southgate answered quickly: “Yeah, it has to be.“I don’t think anybody’s played and managed in a semi-final for their country before so that’s very, very special.“It’s a big night but these are the nights you’re in the game for. They’re the games you want to be involved in.”You can listen to Croatia vs England live on talkSPORT, Wednesday from 7pm.last_img read more