The Audience, Starring Helen Mirren, Will Begin Previews Early

first_img The cast also includes Dylan Baker as John Major, Geoffrey Beevers as The Queen’s Equerry, Michael Elwyn as Sir Anthony Eden, Judith Ivey as Margaret Thatcher, Dakin Matthews as Winston Churchill, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Rod McLachlan as Gordon Brown and Rufus Wright as David Cameron. For sixty years Elizabeth II (Mirren) has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional—sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. In turn, the Queen can’t help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases. These private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age, from the beginning of Elizabeth II’s reign to today. Related Shows The Audience View Comments Her Majesty the Queen will be gracing Broadway with her presence ahead of schedule! Two previews have been added to Peter Morgan’s The Audience at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Stephen Daldry, the production, starring Helen Mirren, will now begin performances on February 14, 2015 and run through June 28. Opening night remains set for March 8. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 28, 2015last_img read more


first_imgRosses ACThe Rosses Primary Schools Sports day was held at Carrickfinn on Wednesday last with a large turnout from the schools. Comhghairdeas le scoil Rann na Feirste a bhain an cupa den scoil bheag is fearr den triu bliain as a cheile. Bhi scoil Roshine ins an dara hait. Well done Scoil Anagaire on winning the senior cup from scoil Rann na Feirste. A great day had by all. Anybody who would like to take part in the parade on Sunday to meet at the Cope in Annagry for 1:30pm. Make sure to wear your orange t-shirts and sweaters. The Grand Prix series of Road Races came to Annagry last Friday night. Over 50 brave runners took to the road and in the end it was Shaun McShane who came out on top from Dominic Bonner in second. Another Gweedore man was third in Noel Diver with Hugh Duffy from Cranford forth and Fionnuala Diver fifth and first woman home. Nicola Doherty continued her good form with second followed closely by Helen McCready in third and Ita Gallagher pushing them all the way. Thanks to all club athletes who supported and to all club members and others who helped out on the day. Well done to Tracey Boyle who was the first female home in the Extreme Full Marathon in Ballyliffin at the weekend. And to Brid McCole and John Bonner from Burtonport did the Extreme Half Marathon and ran very well also. Tough going but great runs by all. Again a reminder to all to ensure you have registered with the club and ideally wearing the club colors for races.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 29th, 2012 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more


first_imgIn recognition of the great exploits of the Donegal GAA County Minor and Senior teams the executive committee of the Donegal Junior League have decided to postpone the start of the new League Season by one week.While the Brian Mc Cormick Cup competition will commence as scheduled on Sunday 17th August and continue in the four Areas on Wednesday 20th and Sunday 24th the League programme will not start on Saturday / Sunday, 30th /31st as previously intended.With the County teams involved in both the Minor and Senior All-Ireland semi-finals on Sunday 31st August the committee consulted with players and clubs alike on the matter. And after gaining their views, the widespread feeling was that most people would like to be in a position to support Jim Mc Guinness and Declan Bonner’s teams on what will be a great sporting occasion for the county.As they did for the 2012 All-Ireland Final the Donegal Junior League decided to facilitate anyone wanting to travel to the games or watch them on television. Postponing the start of the League Season was what the executive felt was the most sporting gesture available.“On behalf of the players, managers, coaches, clubs and committee of the Donegal Junior League we wish the two County teams all the best as they strive to reach the All-Ireland Finals,” said a spokesman.  DONEGAL LEAGUE POSTPONES START OF LEAGUE IN RECOGNITION OF DONEGAL GAA TEAMS was last modified: August 12th, 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-irelandDonegal GAADonegal Leaguelast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Volunteer anglers wanted for Klamath River study

first_imgThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife is putting its money where its mouth is. Stemming from the backlash of the California Fish and Game Commission’s decision to close a stretch of the Klamath River to fishing from the mouth of Blue Creek to downstream one-half mile, it is now making good on a promise to study the effects of water temperature and the catch and release mortality of steelhead. These studies come on the heels of the recent modification by the commission when it changed …last_img read more

Maropeng unearths ancient tools

first_img7 September 2005South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site has thrown new light on humanity’s ancient history, with one-million-year-old stone age tools recently unearthed during construction of the site’s visitor centre.The finds were announced at a renaming ceremony for the centre on 1 September. Rising from the dust of the Magaliesberg in Gauteng, the half-built centre’s name has been changed from Mohale’s Gate – which honoured a chief who once ruled the area – to Maropeng, a Setswana word meaning “the place where we once lived”.Two of the tools, well-preserved carved hand axes, were shown at the renaming ceremony. Their chipped edges, blunted by water erosion, are clearly discernible. Three boxes of tools were excavated from the site.The artefacts were found along a bank in a layer of pebbles and stones some 50cm below the surface. The construction workers who discovered them have subsequently been trained to recognise such implements. An earlier impact assessment study predicted there was only a 2% chance of finding anything significant.Present at the ceremony were Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa, Wits University vice-chancellor Professor Loyiso Nongxa and Mogale mayor Lentswe Mokgatle.A living monument“This is why the Cradle of Humankind is such a wonderful place,” said Nongxa, holding up one of the tools. “Wits is proud to be working at this site. It is a living monument to the past, to the present, and to the future.” The university manages all the excavation sites in the broader 47 000-acre Cradle of Humankind site.Shilowa explained that the area was once a large lake. “It is hard to believe but this is where our ancestors once roamed,” he said. “The discovery . proves beyond reasonable doubt that even beyond the periods of the early formations of humankind, our ancestors were living in this place.“If we want to make sense of where we are going as a nation, and what our future holds, we need to make sense of where we come from. We need to make sense of our heritage – hence the name Maropeng,” Shilowa said.He stressed that the construction of the site was also about economic development, job creation and poverty alleviation – and, of course, tourism. The Cradle developments will create 1 800 temporary and 600 permanent jobs.“The site is about human development – about issues of hunger, poverty, jobs and shelter,” he said. Since the cradle developments in the area, many hospitality sites have sprung up, creating jobs.Shilowa acknowledged the contribution others had made to the development: Wits University, Standard Bank and its 100-hectare donation of land, Mogale City, and the private sector.Exploring humanity’s historyMaropeng will consist of an interpretation centre, where visitors will explore, by means of zones, the history of the earth and humankind. It lies on the side of a koppie, where ancient rocky outcrops will mark the setting of a huge tear-shaped burial mound, referred to as a “tumulus”: a partly disguised grassy mound 20m high and 35m wide, currently under construction.The site is visible from the road with seven tall concrete pillars, representing the seven daughters of Eve. After the visitor has parked, entrance to the site will be via an excavated marketplace containing stalls, a restaurant and a curio store. This is where the tools were found, and where further excavations will be made.A walkway will lead to the entrance into the tumulus, an exploration area with a boat ride on an underground lake exploring the different forms of water. From there the visitor will take a walk down an underground spine, exploring through interactive displays the discovery of fire, bipedalism, extinction and DNA, among other things.It is hoped that there’ll be real fossils, such as Little Foot and Lucy, on display in a high-security room.Once through this area, the visitor will exit at the crest of the koppie and relax with a picnic basket, taking in the view of the Magaliesberg.At this point there’ll be a children’s cave where the kids can set up their own dig. The cave is built with local stone in a jagged wall, representing shards of broken bone.A 24-room boutique hotel and a hostel for schoolchildren are also being built on the site.The complex will be officially opened in early December. Some 3 000 people are expected to visit the centre every day. The site will be managed by Maropeng a’Afrika Leisure. The development is a R347-million Blue IQ project.“This development is not only part of our national pride, but to the world,” said Rob King, CEO of Maropeng a’Afrika. “It denotes the universal relevance of the Cradle of Humankind as the ancestral home to all, no matter what colour, culture or creed.”Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Fuel cells power village in South African trial

first_img7 August 2014Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has partnered with Canadian company Ballard Power Systems, state company Eskom and the Department of Energy on a field trial of a methanol-fuelled home generator system to light up the homes in a small village in rural South Africa.The 34 homes of Naledi Trust, a village in the Moqhaka Local Municipality in South Africa’s Free State province, will receive uninterrupted primary power via a prototype off-grid solution in a trial aimed at gauging the potential to of fuel-cell based systems to provide economical electric power to remote rural African households.“This field trial will provide valuable insight into the market requirements of off-grid communities,” Andrew Hinkly, Amplats’ executive head of marketing, said in a statement accompanying the launch of the trial on Tuesday.“The fuel cell product has significant market potential in South Africa and the rest of Africa. When commercialized, these products will provide an opportunity to create jobs in South Africa.”The system uses 5-kilowatt (kW) Ballard fuel cells run on methanol fuel, integrated by Amplats into a prototype off-grid solution that includes a battery bank and inverter operating within a micro-grid.The system is designed to provide a total of 15 kW of fuel cell-generated electric power, and can generate peak power of 70 kW with the support of batteries. Liquid methanol fuel will be delivered monthly to an external storage tank.Platinum-based fuel cells could provide a significant economic and environmental development opportunity for South Africa, opening the way for the provision of clean, reliable and cost-effective power.South Africa holds 75% of the world’s supply of platinum, a key component of Ballard’s proton exchange membrane fuel cell products.Last year, the South African government committed investment funding to support home generator field trials, reinforcing support for that country’s fuel cell industry.“A number of manufacturing and service jobs can be created from this initiative, providing an opportunity for export of value-added products to other emerging markets,” Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant said. “This will create a new technology sector in the country.“It also, significantly, supports the South African beneficiation strategy by creating additional platinum demand of up to 7 500 ounces over 15 years through the creation of a new market.”Running in conjunction with the 12-month field trial, Ballard will continue development work on a new lower-cost methanol fuel reformer and longer-life fuel cell stack for a commercial version of the home generator, under a product development agreement signed with Amplats in 2012.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Cape Town Cycle Tour honours firefighting volunteers

first_img9 March 2015Nolan Hoffman, of Team Abantu, defended his Cape Town Cycle Tour title in superb fashion on 8 March, as he raced over the finish line in a sensational time of 01:01:49 in this year’s 47km Show You Care Solidarity Ride.Thousands of riders dressed in red to support those affected by the fires on the mountains around Cape Town over the past week. The shortened circular route was a celebration of Cape Town’s fighting spirit and a salute to the Volunteer Wildfire Services, South African National Parks (SANParks) firefighting initiatives, and other volunteers for their heroic efforts.Crossing the line in an intense sprint, Hoffman held off stiff competition from silver medallist Tyler Day of Team Westvaal, and third placed Brenton Jones of Team Drapac. International professional cyclists Team Etixx-Quick Step’s Mark Cavendish and main lead-out man Mark Renshaw, competing in their first South African race, could not outsprint Hoffman.Clocking speeds up to 74km/h, the leading peloton raced down the M3 in good weather conditions.Ecstatic to hold off competition from top international and local riders to secure his second consecutive Cycle Tour win, Hoffman praised his “flawless” team. “The week before the race we dissected every kilometre from Hospital Bend so that we were well prepared. Today we bided our time and stayed close to the front throughout the entire route,” he said.The hardest 47“It was only 47km, but it was the hardest 47km. There was no place to recover, and before I knew it, there was another hill. The downhills were fast, and I was really concerned about Hospital Bend because I knew it was going to make for a really fast finish. I’m proud of the way the guys rode today – they stuck to the tactic and executed it to perfection. My teammates were fantastic.”The elite ladies raced in their own start group for the first time this year, and Lynette Burger, of Team Activate Demacon, took top honours in a time of 01:17:52.Last year’s winner, Cherise Stander (Team RECM) raced ahead of third place, Maroesjka Matthee (Team Bestmed ASG), to claim the silver medal in her 16th Cape Town Cycle Tour.On her first Cape Town Cycle Tour win, Burger said that, despite the dramatic route change, this year’s event was a thrill. “We set out to do 109km, but the distance doesn’t matter to me because it is still a race. We went fast and hard from the start. We were only a team of three today, but my teammates were fantastic and set up the win for me perfectly.”Support for firefightersDavid Bellairs, a director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the annual event, said: “A huge thank you must be said to each and every cyclist who turned out to support our Solidarity Ride today.“Traditionally the people of Cape Town come out in their droves to support cyclists participating and are a major part of the spirit that has become a trade mark of the Cycle Tour. This special year provided cyclists with an opportunity to give back to the people of Cape Town in a Solidarity Ride and to really show how much they care – for this, we as organisers salute you.”While the pros raced for top honours the more casual Cape Town Cycle Tour riders came out in support of those affected by last week’s devastating fires and the men and women who battled them. Many of the close on 34 000 riders who lined up for the world’s largest timed cycling event’s Solidarity Ride on Sunday morning dressed in red, and at times large stretches of the Blue Route resembled a red sea of cyclists.Some decorated their bikes in red tassles and some wore plastic firefighter hats with the words “thank you” written across them on top of their cycling helmets.Supporters rang bells, blew vuvuzelas and chanted “go, go, go – you can do it” on the side of the road. Many of the supporters were also dressed in red. One banner hoisted by two young women read: “We love firemen.”One rider said he got a bit tearful when he rode past the entrance to Newlands Forest and witnessed a group of dancing and clapping members of the Volunteer Wildfire Services. “They were thanking us for riding in support of them – after the triple shifts and the danger they faced fighting fires, they came out to thank us. I couldn’t believe it. It was a very special moment.”One of the cyclists got off his bike and shook the hand of every single firefighter before getting back on his bike to complete the ride. Another cyclist also dismounted and bowed in their honour. The cyclists were in awe of the firefighters but the feeling was mutual.Volunteers overwhelmedRichard Stubbs, one of the volunteer firefighters at Newlands Forest, said he was overwhelmed by the support – from the cyclists and from the public.A large cheer went up when a group of riding firefighters crossed the finish line. “We owe you a debt of gratitude,” said the announcer.After their ride, four cyclists from Norway changed from cycling kit into running gear, then ran up and down Lion’s Head and on to Table Mountain. “We are doing this to honour all the firefighters and volunteers,” said one of the riders, Lars Bakke.Despite the shortened distance, the 47km ride wasn’t exactly a breeze with some backmarkers pushing their bikes up Edinburgh Drive.The traditional route was cut by 60km as a result of the fires, which raged for a week; it is in this stretch of the peninsula that the Cape Tour usually takes place.Bellairs concluded: “Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015 will go down in the annals of history as the sporting event that united us as a community to selflessly recognise the efforts and suffering of others. Once again – to the entire team at the Cycle Tour, the residents of Cape Town and all other spectators and participants – we thank you.”Source: Cape Town Cycle Tourlast_img read more

2018 Soybean Planting Cab Cam – Kris Swartz, Wood County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After a cold and wet spring in northern Ohio, some farmers in that part of the state are just getting started with the 2018 planting season. Wood County farmer Kris Swartz started less than a week ago and in this Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, he tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, he is making more progress than others in the area.last_img

10 Tips for New and Seasoned Geocachers

first_imgWe were all there at one time or another—searching through the woods for something, staring at our phone or GPS, still somewhat unsure of what we were doing or if anything was actually there.Now that you know much more about geocaching, it’s time to share your tips for new geocachers. We’ve put together a Pinterest board featuring 10 of the top tips for new geocachers. Share it with the new geocachers you know and then post your favorite new geocacher tips to the Geocaching Facebook Page.Check Out Our 10 Newbie Geocacher Tips on Pinterest(Hier kannst Du den Artikel auf Deutsch lesen)Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the November Featured Geocacher of the MonthNovember 21, 2012In “Community”Caution: Geocacher in trainingOctober 3, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJanuary 9, 2013In “Community”last_img read more