Impossible Will Bring Magic to the West End

first_imgThe West End is about to get mystified. Impossible, a magic show featuring illusionists from around the world, will play London’s Noël Coward Theatre this summer. Performances will run from July 24 through August 29.Among the top-class tricksters appearing (and disappearing) in the show are daredevil and escapologist Jonathan Goodwin, digital marvel Jamie Allan, mind reader Chris Cox, unorthodox illusionist Ben Hart and mentalist Katherine Mills.Additional acts will be announced later. The show is directed by Anthony Owen. View Commentslast_img read more

Real Madrid: Bale’s relationship with Zidane is broken

first_imgThe fractious relationship between Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid is showing no signs of improvement. Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemGreatest Movies In History Since 1982Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? According to the front page of Tuesday’s edition of Marca, the relationship is ‘broken’ and there are ‘no solutions’ for the situation to improve. It cites the Welshman’s appearance from the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Eibar, in which the player looked demotivated and did not show any warmth to Zidane on the timeline. The 30-year-old has only scored two goals in La Liga this season and none since the 2-2 draw at Villarreal in early September, finding himself a peripheral figure this campaign. Bale remained at Madrid beyond the January transfer window despite reports linking him with a return to Tottenham, while a transfer to China collapsed last summer.Advertisement Loading… A report last month in Marca claimed that Newcastle United will make signing Bale their priority once their Saudi-backed takeover is processed next month. Zidane confirmed Carvajal’s injury and a knock to Hazard. Read Also: Barcelona target Sporting CP goalkeeper A subsequent report in Marca stated that Madrid were desperate to sell the player this summer but are yet to receive any offers. It is claimed that Los Blancos believe they can put the forward in the shop window in the remaining 11 matchdays of the campaign as they attempt to drum up interest in his signature. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Traffic delays as crane truck catches fire in Carndonagh

first_imgEmergency services are attending to the scene of a vehicle fire on the Mountain Road in Carndonagh. The Fire Service along with Gardaí are at the scene, with the delays in place. A crane truck caught fire before 2pm on Monday.An eye witness told Donegal Daily: “I passed (the scene) as the fire brigade was arriving. (The fire is) on the Buncrana side. It’s badly ablaze.“The fire seemed to be coming from the undercarriage. Burning material was dripping from underneath it. Heavy black smoke and flames were coming out of the side of a red truck.”There are no reports of any injuries. Traffic delays as crane truck catches fire in Carndonagh was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:CarndonaghfireFIRE SERVICElast_img read more

2010: over 1.6m ticket bookings

first_img2 April 2009Over 1.6-million ticket applications from 205 countries were made for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in the first round of sales, with locals counting for 30% of applications, and most overseas interest coming from the US followed by the UK, Germany, Italy and Australia.Fifa announced on Wednesday that it received 1 635 136 applications from fans across 205 countries since tickets went on sale on 20 February.Although there were some complaints from local fans about the difficulties in getting their applications in, the world football governing body said the first phase had gone well.“This impressive total underlines the extraordinary level of interest all over the globe,” said 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) chief executive Danny Jordaan.South African residents made around 30% of the 1.6-million requests for seats.Overseas interestOf the 70% from the rest of the world, most came from the United States followed by Britain, Germany, Italy and Australia. According to Fifa, the international price starts at US$80 for a seat at a group-stage match.The most popular requests on the 64-match programme were for the opening game on 11 June and the final on 11 July. Both will be played at the Soccer City stadium to the south of Johannesburg, which is being upgraded to hold 94 700 spectators.In price terms, the most popular tickets were the category 3 tickets or second-cheapest tickets. The cheapest category four tickets are reserved for South African residents.“It is very pleasing to see the huge global interest in the first African Fifa World Cup,” said Jordaan.Ticket drawSince the first sales phase was on a random-selection, draw basis, applicants will only be told if they were successful after the draw on 15 April.According to the LOC, applicants will be informed, either via email or SMS, by the end of this month at the latest, letting them know whether their application was successful or not.In total, around three million purchasable tickets are available for the tournament, which is being held next year for the first time on the African continent.Further ticket salesThe second of five ticket sales begins on 4 May, during when tickets will then be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and Jordaan urged South Africans to get their tickets as soon as the second phase ticket sale began.“We want to encourage even more South Africans and Africans to apply for their World Cup tickets during the next sales phase, so they do not miss out on this unique once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he said.In phase three, all applications will be considered, and if the demand exceeds availability a random draw will take place. Allocations in phase four will happen on a first come, first served basis, while the last phase will see ticket transactions taking place at the point of sale.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ten Students Build Arizona’s First NZEH

first_imgOne of the surest ways to generate interest in net-zero-energy homes – and the construction techniques and materials used to build them – is to put one in the ground for a high-profile client and then invite the public for a look.That’s what 10 students in the Yavapai College Residential Building Technology program did a couple weeks ago in Chino Valley, Arizona, where the 1,200-sq.-ft. NZEH they built for the Prescott affiliate of Habitat for Humanity went on public display.In addition to its energy efficiency and relatively low cost (one estimate put its value at $125,000), the house has the distinction of being first in a number of categories: it not only is the first NZEH constructed by students in Yavapai’s RBT program, but also the first such home built for Habitat’s Prescott affiliate, and the first in the state of Arizona, according to a story published by Prescott’s Daily Courier.The house features a Styrofoam-insulated slab, 2 in. rigid insulation in the walls, high-performance windows, a heat pump, balanced fresh-air ventilation, a solar-powered hot water heater, a PV system, and Energy Star appliances and lighting.Robert Bolding, owner of a Prescott-based home inspection company who works as a volunteer building Habitat homes, told the Courier he came to examine the home’s construction because he may have to inspect more like it in the future.Bolding, who also works as a general contractor, added that he wants to understand more about the cost effectiveness of green construction.“I think this technology is moving from the East Coast to the West Coast,” he told the paper. “Arizona residents may not be using as much solar energy as they could be because electricity is a lot cheaper here.”last_img read more

Super-Sized PV Installations

first_imgResidential photovoltaic systems often have a capacity of less than 10,000 watts, or 10 kW — which is usually enough to cover the needs of a single family. Commercial PV installations, on the other hand, are big and getting much bigger.At a data center in Maiden, N.C., Apple says it has finished a 20-megawatt array that covers 100 acres of land and produces 42 million kWh of energy per year. The company is adding a second 20 MW array that’s expected to be operating by late this year plus a 10 MW fuel cell.Apple says the PV system is the largest “end user owned” array in the country. In all, the company’s renewable energy production in Maiden will produce 167 million kWh of electricity a year, enough to power 17,600 homes. In Mexico, an even bigger installationIn La Paz, Baja California Sur, a 30 MW solar project is expected to be finished by August, according to an article in Power Engineering International.It is Mexico’s first utility-scale solar project to be built under an agreement between a private company and the country’s federal power company, the publication said.The 132,000 PV modules will be able to produce 82 gWh of electricity per year and will cover about 240 acres (100 hectares) of land. It will be the biggest solar electric facility in Latin America.Power Engineering International said Mexico’s total PV capacity is currently about 13 MW.last_img read more

What You Believe About Your Pricing

first_imgWhat you believe about your pricing as a salesperson is what your prospective clients will believe about your pricing.You’re Hiding SomethingEven if you never say out loud that you believe your prices are too high, your body language, your lack of confidence, and the caution in your voice will tell your prospect that you don’t believe you are worth paying more.If you refuse to discuss pricing when asked, it looks like you want to avoid the subject, that you are uncomfortable discussing it. Your avoidance can cause your client to believe that you are afraid to tell them the price because the sticker shock is going to cause them to cut off the conversation. Because you don’t believe the value, they don’t either, and then they do try to end the conversation quickly.Why Your Price Is HigherIf your price is higher than your competitor’s, then it’s higher. Pretending that it is not, or trying to avoid talking about your pricing destroys any confidence in you and your product, service, or solution. You can’t be a trusted advisor and be afraid to “go there” with your clients.The choice to have a higher price is a strategic decision. Higher prices allow companies to create greater value and the kind of meaningful differentiation that produces more significant results—as well as creating a preference for those companies.The right choice is to embrace your high price as the advantage that it is. That higher price allows you to produce better results than your competitors. It allows you to invest money in areas where your competitors are hampered by their lower price, often including the people necessary to serve clients well. It allows you to do things that differentiate you in a crowded market.You Transfer Your BeliefsIf you believe your price is too high, then so will your prospective clients. You will transfer that belief to them through words said or unsaid, and actions taken and avoided.If you believe your higher price is a bargain for the value that you create, then you will transfer that healthier belief to your prospective clients. It’s true that not everybody is going to believe that your price accurately reflects the value you create; that is why we call what we do selling. That said, if someone doesn’t value what you do enough to pay for it, then they aren’t really your client.last_img read more

Arellano blasts Lyceum for 5th straight win

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Miocic sets UFC heavyweight record, beats Ngannou to retain title LATEST STORIES Romanban and Monica Sevilla had eight points apiece to lead the Lady Pirates (1-4). John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ “I told them that if they can finish the game quickly while not acting too rash then do it, if they can build a lead and run away with it then do it,” said Javier in Filipino. “Our best set was the third because they did what I told them to do.”Arellano was well ahead late in the third set, 19-7, before the Lady Pirates scored on a couple of lucky breaks that cut the lead to 19-9.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Chiefs then, scored five straight points before substitute Glydel Liu, who only played in the third set, finished the match with a well-placed kill.Arellano had four players in double-digit scoring with Necole Ebuen putting up 11 points while Mary Esguerra, Andrea Marzan, and Regine Arocha each having 10 points. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Read Next FILE – Arellano University Lady Chiefs celebrate a point against the JRU Lady Bombers in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University stayed perfect in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after a masterful win over Lyceum, 25-16, 25-17, 25-11, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs improved to a league-leading record of 5-0, with second seed San Beda at 4-0, and head coach Obet Javier was very much pleased with how his team followed the game plan.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid target Eriksen sends Tottenham message: They know what I want

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid target Eriksen sends Tottenham message: They know what I wantby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen says Tottenham know what he wants from a new contract amid interest from Real Madrid.The Spurs ace has less than 18 months to run on his current deal and talks over an extension have stalled.It is believed the club will hold out for £225 million for the Real Madrid target. However, Eriksen is seemingly keen to re-sign with Tottenham, but only if they meet his demands.He told TV3 Sport: “[The future is] not something I’m thinking of. I focus on playing football, and there are many battles you have to think about which must be won.”Responding specifically to Madrid’s interest, he added: “It is not the first time that there have been rumours, and when the newspapers write something, it is not something we are masters of. If there is nothing concrete, then I just comment on rumours.”I think people know what I want, and I know what they [Tottenham] would like. There is a nice dialogue so there is nothing [new] there.” last_img read more

Transport Minister Calls for Change in Behaviour of Road Users

first_img Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, is calling for a change in the behaviour of road users, in order to reduce road fatalities.He noted that while road fatalities to date are 25 less than the 185 deaths recorded over the corresponding period in 2016, the figure is still high.“While the trend suggests that we are on track to achieve another below-300 year, I will not be satisfied until I see a significant change in the behaviour of our motorists and all road users in general,” he said.“We must slow down. We must curb our aggression. We must control our emotions. We must obey the rules and regulations of the road code. We must drive with due care for the next road user. We must not be distracted. Stop driving and texting,” he implored.Minister Henry was speaking in an interview with JIS News at the ninth annual Jamaica Driver and Traffic Safety Expo held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Saturday (June 24).Westmoreland has recorded the most road fatalities since the start of the year. The western parish accounted for 34, or approximately 21 per cent, of the 160 road fatalities recorded up to June 23.Next is St. Catherine North with 15; St. Ann with 14; Hanover, Manchester and St. Catherine South with 11 each; while Clarendon and St. James have both recorded 10 road traffic deaths since the start of 2017.Meanwhile, the Minister said that timely access to medical care is critical in ensuring the survival of road crash victims.“The further away you are from a health facility that can treat your injuries, the less chance you have of surviving the golden hour,” he said referring to the period within which the victim is likely to survive.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the patient’s chance of survival is greatly increased if he/she receives medical care within an hour of injury.Studies show that at least 50 per cent of fatalities can be averted if victims are admitted to hospital within that first hour.Jamaica has signed on to the United Nations Decade of Action 2011-2020, and, in so doing, made a commitment to reduce road fatalities by 50 per cent by 2020. Story Highlights Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, is calling for a change in the behaviour of road users, in order to reduce road fatalities. “While the trend suggests that we are on track to achieve another below-300 year, I will not be satisfied until I see a significant change in the behaviour of our motorists and all road users in general,” he said. Westmoreland has recorded the most road fatalities since the start of the year. The western parish accounted for 34, or approximately 21 per cent, of the 160 road fatalities recorded up to June 23.last_img read more