Lea Salonga & Telly Leung Will Join George Takei for Allegiance

first_img Salonga and Leung take on the roles of Kei and Young Sam, respectively, reprising their performances from the 2012 world premiere production in San Diego. They join the previously announced George Takei, whose personal experience as a child in a Japanese-American internment camp inspired the musical. View Comments Allegiance Salonga earned a Tony Award for Miss Saigon, her Broadway debut. Her additional Great White Way credits include Les Miserables (playing both Eponine and Fantine), Flower Drum Song and Something Good. On screen, her singing voice can be heard as two Disney princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She recently appeared as Mother in the 2013 Avery Fisher Hall concert production of Ragtime and served as a judge on The Voice of the Philippines. Related Shows Allegiance features music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito. A story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese-American internment of World War II and beyond, the show follows WWII veteran Sam Otsuka and his sister Kei as they find themselves torn between loyalty to their family and allegiance to their country. Tony winner Lea Salonga, who last appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, and Telly Leung, a former Broadway.com vlogger for Godspell, will return to the Great White Way this fall in Allegiance. Performances will begin on October 6; opening night is set for November 8 at the Longacre Theatre. Additional cast for the Stafford Arima-helmed production will be announced shortly. In addition to Glee and Godspell, Leung has appeared in Wicked, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song and Rent. He currently stars in Manhattan Theatre Club’s The World of Extreme Happiness. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016last_img read more

India’s Coal Appetite Dwindles

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Ajoy K. Das for MiningWeekly.com:Green shoot pointers like the growth, or decline, in thermal power projects and the rapid up-scaling of renewable-energy projects indicate that India’s appetite for coal is dwindling. Even as domestic coal production rose, moving from a shortage towards the surplus zone, growth in new thermal power projects was showing a decline for the first time in the last three years.According to data sourced from government departments, growth in new installed thermal power capacity was recorded at 8.78% in 2015, down from 8.99% in 2014 and 12.48% in 2012. In sharp contrast, growth in new capacity in the renewable-energy sector was up to the highest level ever at 18% during 2015.A senior official with the country’s largest power producer, NTPC Limited, said that the “pipeline of new thermal projects has completely dried up” and “no new plant are scheduled to come on stream in 2016”.He said that, at the earliest, in 2018/19, 10 000 MW of new thermal capacity could come on stream in the form of ongoing projects delayed by varied reasons such as conclusion of fuel supply agreements, environmental clearances and/or scrimping of funding options by project promoters. Ultra mega power projects (UMPPs), planned by the government were also turning out to be “pipe dreams”, with no such new projects put up for bidding since 2014.Even UMPPPs put up for bidding in 2014 had all fallen through with all successful bidders subsequently withdrawing from the projects, he added. In sharp contrast, in renewables, India was poised to commission 2 000 MW of solar power between January and March 2016, equal to the total generation capacity added in the full year of 2015.While the impact of these trends in the power generation sector on medium- and long-term coal demand consumption patterns was not readily available from government departments, current empirical data indicate that the ‘coal rush’ in consuming industries had eased, giving way to stockpiles at both the producer and consumer ends.Coal India Limited accounted for over 80% of domestic supplies – notching up 9% production growth so far in the current fiscal and expecting to close the year on March 31, with 550-million tonnes of coal – and was current saddled with unsold pithead stocks of 40-million tonnes. Thermal power plants across the country were carrying a combined stock of 32-million tonnes of coal as of January 2016, up from 12-million tonnes during corresponding month in 2015. The lack of takers for coal was also having a spillover impact on allied infrastructure sectors such as the government-owned and operated Indian Railways (IR).IR had during 2015/16 projected additional freight traffic of 85-million tonnes on the total freight handling of 1.10-billion tonnes achieved in the previous fiscal period, largely banking on ferrying an additional 46-million tonnes of coal. However, IR freight traffic was now not expected to grow by more than 1% during the year, largely resulting from the sharp fall in coal handling as thermal power producers with high fuel inventories were not making bookings, the official said.India’s coal appetite dwindles India’s Coal Appetite Dwindleslast_img read more

Commentary: Pipeline purchase likely to leave Canadian taxpayers on the hook

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Fortune.com:The Canadian government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline and expansion project for 4.5 billion Canadian dollars has left many wondering: What is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinking?All around the world, decisions to drill new oil wells; frack for gas; mine new coal; and build pipelines, ports, and fossil-fueled power stations are attracting determined opposition from scores of ordinary citizens. People are mobilizing to protect local land, water, and air from pollutants and demand good governance in the face of opaque processes and corrupt corporate-government deals. They are increasingly invoking an emerging principle that connects these projects to climate change: In a world facing catastrophic global warming, new fossil fuel projects are morally wrong. To this moral message is added a prudential one: As the transition away from fossil fuels gathers pace, new fossil fuel projects become economically risky propositions.The Trans Mountain expansion project typifies all of these concerns. It has attracted vociferous opposition from a broad coalition in Canada, the U.S., and beyond. To the project’s proponent, Texan multinational Kinder Morgan, the multiplicity of concerns and the groups voicing them represent risks to the project’s profitability. So crippling were these risks that Kinder Morgan refused to proceed with the project unless it could offload them onto third parties.Enter Trudeau.The Trudeau government thinks it can manage these project risks and turn a profit, or at least break even, from the expanded pipeline. If the Canadian government profits, it will be at the expense of trampling on First Nations’ land rights and exposing communities to oil spills. (The recent Kinder Morgan spill in British Columbia was 48 times larger than first reported.) Even if the government successfully finds a buyer for the pipeline, it will more than likely need to sell it at a steep discount, leaving Canadian taxpayers on the hook.More: Justin Trudeau’s Pipeline Purchase Isn’t Just Hypocritical, It’s Bad Economics Commentary: Pipeline purchase likely to leave Canadian taxpayers on the hooklast_img read more

LAG of Eastern Istria: Education on the occasion of announcing the competition Competitiveness of the tourist economy and trends in rural tourism

first_img17: 00-18: 00Address:  Presentation of the tender of the Ministry of Tourism “Competitiveness of the tourism industry” and shifts 6.2. “Support for investment in starting non-agricultural activities in rural areas”· Introduction to the conditions of the competition· Introduction to the tender documentation and forms for the tender “Competitiveness of the tourism industry”Terrra Consulting: Ankica Bračić Ladika LAG “Eastern Istria” in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the City of Labin, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Kršan, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Raša and the City of Labin on Monday, March 5, 2018. organizes training on the occasion of announcing the tender Competitiveness of the tourism industry, Submeasure 6.2. and trends in rural tourism. The workshop will take place at the Labin City Library starting at 17:00 p.m.The Ministry of Tourism will co-finance projects improving family accommodation, improving the offer of small family hotels, and raising the competitiveness of Croatian tourism through the tender Competitiveness of the Tourist Economy, for which small businesses (companies outside the public sector, crafts and cooperatives) which provides catering and / or tourist services). Objective of sub-measure 6.2. is to encourage the development of rural tourism but also the sustainable development of rural areas. Presentation of the tender of the Ministry of Tourism and Submeasure 6.2. will hold Ankica Bračić Ladika from the company Terra Consulting.The second topic of the workshop is The importance of telling stories in tourism, and it will be presented by the editor and founder of the internet portal dedicated to tourism. HrTurizam.hr Goran Rihelj. The following topics will be discussed: the importance of storytelling in tourism; how to be a successful host in family accommodation, what is the formula of successful hosts, a complete tourism product, tourism of the 21st century, which is the best marketing tool for hosts in family accommodation, how to be a host in family accommodation and not a real estate agent, hosts as ambassadors of Croatian tourism.The first man of family tourism in Croatia, long-term president of the Family Accommodation Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, bearer of family tradition in tourism as a member of the third generation, ambassador of Croatian tourism and much more – all this Nedeljko Pinezic. Family accommodation is much more than renting accommodation, and find out what the challenges, potentials and future are from a man who has dedicated his entire life to family tourism and its improvement.The LAG of Eastern Istria points out that due to better organization, they invite everyone to apply for education by phone 052 / 851-173; 099 357 6998 or by email: [email protected] until Monday, March 5, 2018 by 15 p.m. The workshop is free for all participants.Education program HrTurizam.hr: Goran Rihelj 18: 00-19: 00Address: The importance of storytelling in tourism· The importance of storytelling in tourism;· How to be a successful host in family accommodation;· What is the formula of successful hosts;· Rounded tourist product· 21st century tourism· The best marketing tools for hosts in family accommodation· How to be a host in family accommodation and not a real estate rental agent· Hosts as ambassadors of Croatian tourismcenter_img 19:00 – 20:00Title: Family micro entrepreneurship and tourism· What is micro-entrepreneurship;· Family micro-entrepreneurship in tourism on the example of the highest quality tourist destinations· World trends in family, “private” accommodation· Trends in family accommodation in Croatia· For which types of accommodation the demand will grow· In which types of accommodation will fall, and in which will prices rise· What does “fall after climb” mean· Offer specialization and niche marketing·Quanarius doo, Nedeljko Pinezic Place: Polyvalent Hall of the Labin City Library, Rudarska 1, Labin 52 220Time: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 17:00 p.m.last_img read more