Broadway Grosses: Billy Porter & Stark Sands ‘Raise You Up’ as They Return to Kinky Boots

first_img Related Shows View Comments Kinky Boots Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 The most beautiful thing happened on September 26 when Kinky Boots originals Billy Porter and Stark Sands rejoined the long-running musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Box office numbers spiked as audiences excited to see the show’s first dynamic duo revisited the hit. In the past week, the Tony-winning show featuring a book by Harvey Fierstein and a score by Cyndi Lauper saw a grosses boost of more than $70,000. The show’s capacity also jumped, packing in a slew of cheering crowds. Porter and Sands are slated to remain with the show until January 7, 2018, so pull on your boots and make your way west on 45th Street to see a pair of Broadway’s best live.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending October 1:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($2,941,667.00)2. Hello, Dolly! ($2,310,278.02)3. The Lion King ($1,876,322.00)4. Dear Evan Hansen ($1,680,306.45)5. Wicked ($1,419,065.00)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Prince of Broadway ($332,392.80)4. The Play That Goes Wrong ($319,543.25)3. 1984 ($302,268.08)2. Time and the Conways ($297,651.37)1. The Terms of My Surrender ($261,107.20)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Come From Away (101.90%)2. Hamilton (101.76%)3. The Book of Mormon (101.72%)4. Dear Evan Hansen (101.56%)5. Hello, Dolly! (100.23%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (66.35%)4. Cats (65.47%)3. 1984 (64.59%)2. Miss Saigon (63.46%)1. School of Rock (61.89%)Source: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

HIPs: a mixed blessing?

first_imgWhile we should applaud the decision to scrap HIPs, they did at least introduce the concept of preparing in advance. The public and estate agents just do not understand that, to effect a smooth sale, the selling solicitor needs to plan ahead. Agents will market a house for weeks, but do they let the seller’s lawyer know, or even establish who the lawyer might be? A simple line to the lawyer could at least enable him to send questionnaires to the client. Another danger is that agents have lost a source of income. Despite the fact that agents’ commission is linked to house prices, solicitors have traded in a free market which has driven prices to ridiculously low levels. Then agents have eaten into that income with referral fees; what is to stop these rising further? Moreover, solicitors cannot trade on a level playing field with licensed conveyancers, who are not governed by the same rules or regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In summary, the demise of HIPs is not necessarily good news for the profession. Jonathan Williams, Partner, Roythorne Christmas, Peterboroughlast_img read more

UWF Tennis Standout Radovan Chrz Elected To GSC Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Gulf South Conference is pleased to announce five new inductees to its Hall of Fame Class for 2017, which will be honored on Wednesday, May 31. Chrz (pronounced: Kerz) was a four-time All-America in singles and doubles play, as well as a four-time All-GSC First Team honoree. He earned 2001 GSC East Division Freshman of the Year honors and was a two-time GSC East Division Player of the Year (2001, 2003).He won the 2000 ITA Super Bowl Singles Title and was a two-time ITA Singles National Champion, helping lead UWF to a 2004 NCAA Championship, its first title in program history. He was named 2001 ITA South Region- and Rookie Player of the Year and was both a GSC Top Eight Selection and the ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year in 2004. Fred McAfee, Mississippi CollegeFred McAfee is the program career leader in rushing yards (4,416), attempts (811) and touchdowns (38). In 1990, he rushed for an MC record 1,583 yards with 17 touchdowns, while also helping guide MC to two Gulf South Conference Championships in both 1988 and 1990. He was an NCAA Division II All-America selection and a Harlon Hill Trophy finalist (1990). McAfee was selected in the sixth round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints and spent 16 seasons in the NFL. He led the Saints in rushing as a rookie and was part of their five NFC Division Titles, including 2009’s Super Bowl XLIV Championship. He currently serves as the Director of Player Development with the New Orleans Saints. He currently works for Mercedes-Benz in his native country of the Czech Republic as the Head of Marketing. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former UWF standout tennis player Radovan Chrz has been chosen for induction into the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame as part of the fourth-ever class by the league. Chrz was previously inducted into the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013. He joins former Director of Athletics Richard Berg as inductees from UWF. The GSC, now in its 47th year, will see four former student-athletes and one head coach inducted into this year’s GSC Hall of Fame class. Stephanie Pinto, Alabama HuntsvilleStephanie Pinto currently ranks Top 5 all-time in GSC history in sacrifice flies (1st), walks (2nd), HR (3rd), RBI (3rd) and total bases (4th), and is Top 10 all-time in GSC history in doubles (9th). She holds UAH records in at-bats, runs, total bases and RBI. Pinto was named the 2004 GSC Freshman of the Year, earned First Team All-GSC from 2004-06, Second Team All-GSC in 2007 and was selected as First Team All-South Region and NFCA All-America from 2004-06. She was a big part in helping UAH to two-consecutive Gulf South Conference Championship (2006-07) and in making four-straight NCAA South Region Tournament appearances (2004-07). She also garnered honors as GSC ‘Top Ten’ in both 2005 and 2006, including the 2006 GSC Commissioner’s Trophy. She currently serves the Huntsville community as a firefighter, a position she has held since 2011.center_img Amy Carroll-Denley, Delta StateAmy Carroll led the Lady Statesmen as a three-year starter to three NCAA Division II National Championships (1989-90, 1992) and is still the only women’s basketball student-athlete to have accomplished the feat. She played in 131 games from 1989-92, helping Delta State build a 115-16 record over that span, and ranks third all-time in games played. She scored 836-total points and pulled down 375-career rebounds, while sported a career average of 72-percent from the free throw line. She was selected First Team All-Academic All-America (1991), NCAA All-South Region (1991-92), Delta State Most Outstanding Female Athlete (1992) and earned the 1992 Gulf South Conference Commissioner’s Trophy. She was inducted into the Delta State Hall of Fame in 2006. Below is a list of the 2017 GSC Hall of Fame Class and just some of their impressive accomplishments. Radovan Chrz, West FloridaRadovan Chrz was a four-time All-America in singles and doubles play, as well as a four-time All-GSC First Team honoree. He earned 2001 GSC East Division Freshman of the Year honors and was a two-time GSC East Division Player of the Year (2001, 2003). He won the 2000 ITA Super Bowl Singles Title and was a two-time ITA Singles National Champion, helping lead UWF to a 2004 NCAA Championship, its first title in program history. He was named 2001 ITA South Region- and Rookie Player of the Year and was both a GSC Top Eight Selection and the ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year in 2004. He currently works for Mercedes-Benz in his native country of the Czech Republic as the Head of Marketing. *** Below is the official release from the Gulf South Conference *** The Hall of Fame honorees will be officially inducted on Wednesday, May 31, in Pensacola, Fla., at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel. Bobby Wallace, North AlabamaRobert Hue ‘Bobby’ Wallace is the winningest football coach in North Alabama (126) and Gulf South Conference (152) history, with 40-total years in college football, including having won 171-total games in 28 seasons as a collegiate head coach. He has already been inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (2004), the NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame (2010) and the University of North Alabama Athletic Hall of Fame (2011) and has four AFCA National Coach of the Year and four GSC Coach of the Year awards. He is tied for the most championships by any coach in NCAA Division II’s 39-year history, with three-consecutive NCAA DII National Championships, in 1993, 1994 and 1995, and is the only coach in league history to have won seven-total GSC football championships. Coach Wallace retired this past season, which included leading his team to the NCAA Division II National Championship game. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

October spotlight shines on Jose Urquidy and Robinson Chirinos, Astros’ new World Series heroes

first_imgThe roster is full of stars and players known around the baseball-loving country. But the two players who have made arguably the biggest impacts on Houston’s two wins in Washington weren’t exactly household names heading into October. And that, folks, is part of what makes October so very great. The spotlight is an equal-opportunity star-maker.FOSTER: This World Series shows that nothing means anything in baseballJose Urquidy didn’t act much like a World Series hero after Game 4. While his teammates held court in the Astros clubhouse, the right-hander who threw five shutout innings in Game 4 sat alone at his locker, wearing the team’s “Take It Back” hoodie, his Astros cap on his head and Adidas trainers with three team-color orange stripes. As the star of the game was waiting for his turn in the interview room, he was scrolling through his phone, which had been bombarded with words of congratulations. “Yes, a lot of family was texting me and calling me about this game,” he told reporters. “There were messages in my phone now. But I know all my people are watching me now.”He scrolled so much that he even switched hands at one point, all while his catcher, Robinson Chirinos — himself an unexpected hero for the Astros in the two games in D.C. — heaped lavish praise on the pitcher from Mexico.“What can I say? You guys watched the game,” Chirinos said. “Those five innings, they were outstanding. Everything for him was working tonight. His fastball, his changeup were unbelievable. His slider got so much better the last four weeks.”In his five innings, he allowed only two hits, didn’t walk anyone and struck out four.“He was picking apart the zone,” Nationals catcher Yan Gomes said. “He was elevating the ball pretty good, mixing speeds. Just overall, pitched a good game, exactly what they wanted.” Urquidy had never pitched above High-A ball heading into 2019. He had a 4.09 ERA in Double-A and a 4.63 ERA in Triple-A. He made his big league debut in July but lasted only a month before he was sent down to the minors. He came back in September, posted a 1.50 ERA in 18 innings, and now just threw five shutout frames in Game 4.“What a day! Being the third Mexican to pitch in the World Series, being the second, I think, to win a game,” Chirinos said. “I know his family, his whole country of Mexico is proud of what he accomplished tonight.”MORE: Five defining moments from Astros’ Game 4 winThis World Series has an incredibly impressive collection of starting pitchers. Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke have five Cy Young awards and 12 other top-five finishes among them. Gerrit Cole, as mentioned, might win this year’s award. Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin finished outstanding campaigns for the Nationals.And yet, it’s Urquidy who authored the best start of the World Series. In his five shutout innings, he allowed only two hits, didn’t walk anyone and struck out four. “From the very beginning I thought he was calm, I thought he was in control of his stuff,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “His fastball had a little extra life to it. It’s had good life this postseason. And then he just came up with big pitch after big pitch.”When he was pulled after the fifth inning, the Astros had a 4-0 lead, thanks in part to the second home run in as many days by Chirinos, the 35-year-old catcher who signed with the club as a free agent last offseason. His Game 3 home run hit the foul pole down the left-field line, and his Game 4 home run — a two-run shot — went deep into the left-field bleachers to put Houston up 4-0 in the fourth inning. “I’m working so hard in the cage to be consistent, to make sure I put a good swing to the ball,” Chirinos said. “Last night, I told everybody here, I put myself in a good position. I was swinging at strikes, I was staying to the middle of the field and I did again tonight.“My first at-bat, I chased some changeups down, and I rolled over for a double play. My second at-bat, I was more calm. I took a slider down and in, a good pitch. The second one, the changeup was out. He was trying to go down and in and it went middle-middle and I was able to hit it out of the ballpark. I’m proud to help my team win.”MORE: Three takeaways from Game 4And a big part of helping the team win was working with Urquidy. “Obviously Chirinos has been incredibly important to me and he’s helped me out so much behind the plate,” Urquidy said. “He’s someone that I trust 100 percent with every pitch and he’s been an incredible help to me and to all the pitchers.” WASHINGTON — The star power in the Astros’ clubhouse is impressive. The 2019 AL Cy Young award will certainly wind up in Houston, either with Gerrit Cole or Justin Verlander. Jose Altuve is building a case as the best player in baseball history who stands 5-6 or shorter. Alex Bregman just might win the AL MVP award. George Springer shares the record for most consecutive World Series games with a home run. Carlos Correa was the No. 1 overall draft pick and an AL Rookie of the Year.  We talk a lot about “out of nowhere” performances by lesser-known players in October, and the truth is, that’s just on a national scale. For the players and coaches and front-office types — and the home-team fan bases — those players aren’t unknown at all.But it’s still nice to see a brighter spotlight give then more attention.“It’s awesome,” Jake Marisnick told SN. “You have so many guys behind the scenes who grind it out and those two guys were great for us, a big part of the reason we won today.”last_img read more

It’s ‘three-up’ at Drouin pro-am

first_imgIT was capacity fields and a three-way tie on Tuesday last week as golfers hit the fairways for the Drouin…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Note 10 Plus specs vs iPhone XS Max OnePlus 7 Pro and

first_img iPhone XS Max Tags Water-resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji No 12GB Note 10 Plus vs. iPhone XS Max, OnePlus 7 Pro and LG V50 specs £1,099 (64GB), £1,249 (256GB), £1,449 (512GB) All phones have their strengths and weaknesses, at least on paper. For instance, the Note 10 Plus has the biggest screen and battery, the iPhone XS Max has secure face scanning, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the least expensive of the bunch and the LG V50 has the sharpest display. To see how the devices stack up against one another, check out our chart, which compares each phone spec-by-spec. OnePlus 7 Pro Connector 256GB, 512GB No 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,688×1,242 pixels Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier 157.5×77.4×7.7 mm $669 (128GB/6GB); $699 (256GB/8GB); $749 (256GB/12GB) Apple A12 Bionic 458 ppi reading • Note 10 Plus specs vs. iPhone XS Max, OnePlus 7 Pro and LG V50 ThinQ Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus look incredible 498 ppi No Expandable storage 128GB, 256GB 2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 See All 6.2×3.0x.3 in 6.26×3.0x0.33 in 6.67-inch AMOLED; 3,120×1,440 pixels 64GB, 256GB, 512GB 62 Photos Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, or Samsung Exynos 9825 7.27 oz; 206g 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm Price off-contract (USD) Galaxy Note and Note 10 Plus are here to wow you 159.1×76.1x 8.3mm iOS 12 162.3×77.2×7.9 mm Storage $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB) Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 6.4-inch OLED; 3,120×1,440 pixels Processor Price (GBP) 516 ppi Battery 6.39×3.04×0.31 in Price (AUD) Video capture Samsung Event 4K Lightning Post a comment 48-megapixel (standard), 8-megapixel (telephoto), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle) 2TB In-screen LG Samsung Apple OnePlus 10-megapixel Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie Weight (Ounces, Grams) 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 3D depth (HQVGA) Now playing: Watch this: 564 ppi 3,174-mAh (unconfirmed by Apple)center_img • 6GB, 8GB, 12GB 6.46 oz.; 183g 8-megapixel (standard), 5-megapixel (wide) In-screen AU$1,799 (64GB), AU$2,049 (256GB), AU$2,369 (512GB) Starts at £69 (EE) None (Face ID) Dimensions (Millimeters) Converted: AU$962 (128GB/6GB); AU$1,006 (256GB/8GB); AU$1,076 (256GB/12GB) Apple Starts at AU$1,728 4,000-mAh Fingerprint sensor 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels Dimensions (Inches) Share your voice Back 12-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Wireless PowerShare; water resistant (IP68); S Pen stylus with Bluetooth connectivity and Air actions The Note 10 with the iPhone XS Max. Sarah Tew/CNET At a Brooklyn press event on Aug. 7, Samsung announced the Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 5G, three phones that have big screens, an embedded S Pen stylus and multiple rear cameras. Since the first Galaxy Note launch in 2011, the Note phones have stood out as part of Samsung’s ultraluxe line. The devices are usually outfitted with a steep price and top-of-the-line hardware, and represent the best of Samsung’s best.   But Samsung is not alone. With phone sales slumping globally, the crowded phone industry is more competitive than ever. Samsung’s main rival, Apple, has the iPhone XS Max, a phone with a brilliant 6.5-inch screen, a superfast processor and excellent dual rear cameras. On the Android side is the OnePlus 7 Pro, a cheaper phone that ultimately earned CNET’s Editors’ Choice award in June. Lastly, LG, which is based in South Korea along with Samsung, released the V50 ThinQ 5G. The V50 features a headphone jack, five cameras and next-gen 5G connectivity. USB-C USB-C Headphone jack Mobile software No USB-C Up to 1TB Special features LG V50 ThinQ 5G Android 9.0 Pie 90Hz display, pop-up selfie camera, dual-SIM, Warp Charging 5G connectivity; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging, Quick Charge 3.0 6.91 oz; 196g $1,099 128GB 4,300-mAh $1,000 (Verizon); $1,152 (Sprint) Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand 4K 7-megapixel Display size, resolution 0 RAM 4,000-mAh Mobile Phones 6GB 4K Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 12-megapixel (standard), 12-megapixel (telephoto) TBD 16-megapixel Front-facing camera 7.3oz; 208g Not disclosed Yes 10:55 6.4×2.99×0.35 in Camera TBD No 4K Pixel density £649 (128GB/6GB); £699 (256GB/8GB); £799 (256GB/12GB)last_img read more

Hong Kong Digital toy maker VTech says customer data was stolen

first_imgElectronic toymaker VTech Holdings Ltd was the victim of a cyber attack that compromised information about customers who access a portal for downloading children’s games, books and other educational content, the company said on Friday, 27 November.VTech, which sells children’s tablets, electronic learning toys and baby monitors, disclosed the attack in a statement on its website that did not say how many records were stolen.The news site Motherboard reported that data belonging to some 4.8 million parents and more than 200,000 children was taken.The stolen data included names, email addresses, passwords and home addresses of parents; as well as first names, genders and birthdays of children, Motherboard added.The site said it had spoken to the hacker who claimed to be behind the attack, who said he planned to do “nothing” with the data. Motherboard’s claims could not be independently confirmed.Representatives for the Hong Kong-based company could not be reached for comment late on Friday.The company’s statement said that it began investigating after it received an enquiry about a breach from a journalist on 23 November.It said that it has taken steps to prevent further attacks. It also said that the targeted database did not include payment information, credit card information, Social Security numbers or drivers’ license numbers.last_img read more

Hong Kong extradition bill is dead but Carrie Lam doesnt say its

first_imgProtesters have claimed that the bill proposed by the pro-Beijing party hampers democratic freedom by allowing mainland China to prosecute their dissenters. In June, Lam had said that the bill was ‘suspended.’ This failed to convince the demonstrators who continued the mass protests and demanded her resignation.Hong Kong was a British colony and was reunified with China in 1997. The region operates under a “one country, two systems” governance structure. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam addressed the media on Tuesday, July 9.ReutersHong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, July 9, that the controversial extradition bill which sparked mass protests in the city was ‘dead.’ “The bill is dead,” she said at a press conference in Hong Kong. “The recent crisis over the extradition bill is a complete failure.”She also said that the clarification was needed to erase “lingering doubts about the government’s sincerity of worries (about) whether the government will restart the process with the Legislative Council,” reported AFP.Since Lam did not use the term “withdrawal” in her statement, experts and protesters have expressed their concerns about the revival of the contentious bill. Millions have protested in the historic demonstration for the past few months to demand the withdrawal of the proposed extradition bill, which would allow the communist regime in the mainand to pursue their political targets in Hong Kong. Close Why People Are Protesting Hong Kong’s Controversial Extradition Bill IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:48Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:47?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more