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  • Get Drumstruck!

    first_imgBilled as the world’s first interactive drum theatre production, Drumstruck not only gives theatre audiences a taste of African drumming, but makes them part of the show too.After its hugely successful debut at the Liberty Theatre on the Square in February this year, it is back for a two-week run at the 1300-seat Spoornet State Theatre Opera House in Pretoria, to coincide with the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development.In a true celebration of African culture, organiser say Drumstruck offers audiencesthe “unique opportunity to become part of a show that is unlike any other: a show of criss-crossing southern and west African rhythms, a show of colliding, intersecting cultures, a show of stomping, clanging percussion, a show of heartstopping dance and movement, a show of hands”.This vibrant show is directed by Kathy-Jo Ross and features the exuberant Warren Lieberman, who launched the Drum Cafe drumming phenomenon, together with musical director Richard Carter, master drummer Munkie Ncapayi and a talented cast of traditional and urban African drummers, dancers and choristers.The Drum Cafe evolved from months of small, informal drumming circles in the lounge of Lieberman’s Joburg house every Tuesday evening. Lieberman opened his first Drum Cafe next to one of his hardware stores in Greenside, Johannesburg, and several branches followed. Before long, it had spread to Cape Town, London, Sydney and Kenya, and had a loyal following of drummers.As unlikely as the success of the Drum Cafe was, so is Lieberman an unlikely protagonist. He studied physics, applied maths and electrical engineering, dabbled briefly in the formal business sector, before realising that the world of hardware retail would never satisfy him.His Drum Cafes developed organically into one of South Africa’s most successful corporate entertainment companies, he adds, with big name clients. Its corporate division has expanded to cover a wide spectrum of events, from team building and conflict resolution to roadshows, conferences, product launches and promotions. The Drum Cafe boasts a client base profiling numerous top South African companies, including Investec Bank, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, M-Net, BMW and SAB.Drumstruck was born last year when Warren approached his childhood friend, Kathy-Jo Ross, a Wits Drama School graduate who had enjoyed a successful career as a performer in theatre, musicals and on radio. Says Ross: “It was the most exciting creative endeavour I had heard about in all my years of being in the theatre and I jumped at the chance of being involved.”Warren Lieberman and the Drumstruck cast (Photo: Drumstruck)The Drumstruck cast, led by the exuberant Warren Lieberman Lieberman says: “It happened through one of South Africa’s oldest and most intuitive group traditions: drumming. Today the Drum Cafe is synonymous with interactive modern day drumming, and has performed to well over 100 000 people around the world. In the last two and a half years it has grown from eight people to 24 in an unconventional set-up of talented performers and entrepreneurs with shared vision.”The progression from passive to interactive theatre is a natural one, he adds. “Some people go to the theatre purely to be entertained, some to escape from the stresses and strains of the world around them. Others go to the theatre to be confronted with their own worst fears and prejudices.“Rarely, if ever, do people go to the theatre for the most primal and compelling reason of them all – the natural, instinctive desire to be part of the show. Drumstruck addresses this need by bringing audiences into the show itself, allowing them to share the energy and excitement of an hour or two in the spotlight.”Other recent exciting projects include opening a music shop which offers the largest selection of African drums and world percussion instruments in South Africa; the launch of a CD, Mama, directed and choreographed by Wendy Oldfield; and the Drum Cafe’s African Music Agent (AMA) division, which aims to market, book, direct, choreograph and co-ordinate authentic African performers.Using the same informal methods that evolved in Lieberman’s lounge drum circle, everyone in the audience is given a small African drum and are encouraged to participate throughout the show. The infectious Lieberman teaches the audience a few simple drumming techniques, adds them into a series of musical riffs and before long even the most cynical person is happily drumming.But the show is also about investing in South African arts and culture through the empowerment of new South African performers, say the organisers. They have trained 12 talented former street buskers as performers and hope it plays a role in building the local music industry.Now, with established branches in London, Sydney and Kenya and a recent tour to Lithuania under their belt, the Drum Cafe’s international success has been a triumph for African culture.Source: Johannesburg World Summit 2002last_img read more

  • Ag lending seminars

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio State University Extension has scheduled three seminars in Ohio for Agricultural Lenders. The dates are Monday, October 24th at the Putnam County Educational Service Center in Ottawa, Ohio; Wednesday, October 26 at the OSU Extension Champaign County Community Center Auditorium in Urbana, Ohio; and Friday, October 28th at the OARDC Fisher Auditorium in Wooster, Ohio. These seminars are excellent professional development opportunities for Lenders, Farm Service Agency personnel, county Extension Educators and others to learn about OSU Extension research, outreach programs and current agricultural topics of interest across the state.Featured Speakers at all three 2016 Ag Lender Seminar locations will be:Matt Roberts, Ph.D., Ohio State University, AEDE, Associate Professor – The Rise & Fall & Rise & Fall of U.S. Grain Prices;Peggy Hall, J.D., Ohio State University Extension, Field Specialist – Agricultural & Resource Law UpdateBarry Ward, OSU Extension, Assistant Professor, Leader Production Business Management – Land Values, Rents, Crop Inputs & Margins in 2017. Additional topics by location include:Ottawa, OHChris Hurt, Ph.D., Purdue University, Professor – Livestock Market EconomicsDavid Drake, Chief of Ohio FSA Farm Loan ProgramsDean Stoller, WG Dairy Supply: Dairy Tech and its Financial Impact Urbana, OHDianne Shoemaker, OSU Extension Field Specialist – Farm Profitability and BenchmarkingDale Richer, OSU Extension Swine Program Specialist – Hog Production UpdateAmanda Douridas, OSU Extension Educator – Manure Management Technology and Research Wooster, OHMatt Kleinhenz, Ph.D., OSU Extension Specialist, Commercial Vegetable Production UpdateDianne Shoemaker, OSU Extension Field Specialist – Dairy Production EconomicsRory Lewandowski, OSU Extension Educator – Manure Management UpdateShelley Odenkirk, Wayne County FSA Office – Farm Service Agency UpdateThe registration cost to attend one of the Ag Lender Seminars is $65.00 and the registration deadline is one week prior to the seminar you are attending. Payments can be made by check by mail or by credit card (by phone only to 419-782-4771). Registration forms are available online at: https://u.osu.edu/aglenderseminars/Registration questions can be directed to OSU Extension Defiance County 419-782-4771 or email [email protected]last_img read more

  • IPOs Hit 3-Year High as VC Fundraising Continues to Slide

    first_imgThe amount of firms raising money remained constant from the previous quarter, meaning the deals were much smaller in size this quarter. 38 firms raised capital in each quarter this year – a figure that is far off pace to match yearly totals from previous years. Between 2005 and 2008, the industry averaged over 240 VC fundraising deals a year. In 2009 this number fell to 140, and 2010 is looking to have similar results. With fewer firms raising smaller amounts of cash, the market for startups seeking funding is smaller and more difficult to penetrate.For current venture-backed companies, however, exits via mergers, acquisitions or public offerings are showing some of the best numbers in years. In the second quarter of this year, 17 companies went public, falling just shy of equalling the IPO total from all of 2008 and 2009, and the highest total since 2007. 9 of the companies came from the information technology category, and the largest offering was Tesla Motors, Inc. which began trading at the very end of the quarter.Mergers and acquisitions dipped slightly from the first to second quarter in 2010, as was to be expected after the first quarter broke quarterly NVCA M&A records. 2010 is on pace to have more M&A deals than any other year, according to the NVCA, but the value of these deals is not measuring up to averages seen in previous years. For venture-backed startups, this means more deals are happening this year, but the payouts are slightly below average. chris cameron Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As an entrepreneur, it’s important to stay in-the-know about the venture capital industry and how new data compares to previous years. Thanks to some recently released numbers from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), we can clearly see some continuing trends in the industry that could affect startups and their ability to raise capital. As the first half of 2010 comes to a close, funds raised by VC firms trended downward while IPOs, mergers and acquisitions continued to build momentum.In order to provide startups with funding, venture firms must themselves raise money, and over the last few years, these funds have become smaller and smaller. In the second quarter of this year, this trend continued as firms raised just under $2 billion – a near 50% quarterly decline, and almost one-fifth of the amount raised 2 years ago.last_img read more

  • Smith, Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class

    first_imgSnow Queen: Kim dominates to take gold in women’s halfpipe Barry won over 500 games at Colorado and Cincinnati and was Big Eight Coach of the Year four times.Battaglia coached for 38 years in New Jersey and an inductee of the state’s Hall of Fame. She won 702 games.The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame also will honor the Women’s Professional Basketball League, which operated from 1979-81 in the U.S., as part of the “Trailblazers of the Game” display at the Hall of Fame. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Connecticut Assoc. Head Coach Chris Dailey shouts instructions from the bench in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. It was announced Monday night that Dailey will be an inductee into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. UConn won 69-58. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)STORRS, Conn. — Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018 announced Monday.The three former WNBA stars were eligible for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Joining them in the seven-member class are former Colorado coach Ceal Barry, longtime assistants Chris Dailey and Mickie DeMoss and longtime New Jersey high school and college coach Rose Marie Battaglia. Dailey and DeMoss are the first two assistant coaches to get into the Hall.The group will be enshrined on June 9 at the Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSmith was a three-time Olympic gold medalist, former Ohio State star, and led the Detroit Shock to two WNBA championships in 2006 and 2008. She’s fifth on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list.“I am humbled and honored to be chosen as a member of such a prestigious group of athletes who have given their all for this game we love,” Smith said. “Basketball has taken me from Logan, Ohio to places I never would have dreamed. I am grateful to everyone who has touched my life through this sport. LATEST STORIES View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC 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 AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Thompson won four consecutive championships with the Houston Comets after getting drafted first in the inaugural 1997 WNBA draft. She was the league’s No. 1 all-time scorer until being passed by Diana Taurasi last year.“I am extremely honored to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. It is a true privilege to have my name reside in the home where so many of the greats of our game are housed,” said Thompson, who played at Southern California. “As a young girl, little did I know how good old-fashioned hard work and passion would affect my life in such a grand way. Fabulous indeed.”Holdsclaw was the all-time leading scorer and rebounder at Tennessee and led the Lady Vols to three straight NCAA championships from 1996-98.Dailey has been at UConn since Geno Auriemma took over in 1985. She’s helped the team win 11 national championships and over 1,000 games. DeMoss has won over 800 games as an assistant at Tennessee and LSU.“I think that it’s a reflection just on being able to acknowledge the contributions of everyone, whether it’s a high school coach, a player or a college coach. It’s an honor to be the first (assistant) and to go in with Mickie DeMoss, I think that’s fitting,” Dailey said. “You know we’ve battled each other for a long time and we’re good friend and it just seems like it’s a fitting move.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • CEU blows 30-point lead, escapes San Beda for 3-0 record

    first_imgPBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University blew a big lead before surviving Metropac-San Beda, 80-77, in the 2019 PBA D-League Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.The Scorpions took a 30-point lead late in the third quarter before the Red Lions went on a blistering 37-8 run to pull within one, 78-77, after two free throws by Donald Tankoua with under 20 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PBA D-League: San Sebastian stays unbeaten, keeps NU winless Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Tankoua paced San Beda with 22 points and 14 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Judel Fuentes led CEU with 20 points, including a couple of free shots that set the final count while Senegalese center Maodo Malick Diouf posted a double-double with 17 points and 23 rebounds.San Beda had the chance to take the lead after Tyron Chan muffed a pair of freebies, but the Red Lions couldn’t capitalize as CEU stretched its lead back to three on Fuentes’ free throws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Scorpions racked up their third consecutive win in as many games.The Lions absorbed their first setback after going 2-0 to start the tournament.last_img read more

  • IPL 2017: The ones who caught the eye, top performances of the season

    first_imgThe tenth season of the Indian Premier League is over and the following is the list of top performers of the edition, which concluded in Hyderabad on Sunday.David Warner: The Australian batsman led from the front for Sunrisers Hyderabad as he topped the run-scorers list with 641 runs from 14 games. Though, Hyderabad lost in the eliminator, failing to defend their title, Warner excelled again, showing great sense of responsibility. His highest score was 126 off 80 deliveries against Kolkata Knight Riders.Photo Credit: BCCI Gautam Gambhir: Like Warner, Gambhir captained Kolkata Knight Riders to the verge of the final before they lost the second qualifier to eventual winners Mumbai Indians. He once again showed his undying hunger for runs as he milked 498 runs. One stand-out decision of his captaincy was asking West Indian spinner Sunil Narine to open the innings as the latter came out with flying colours.Photo Credit: BCCI Shikhar Dhawan: With 479 runs, Dhawan finished as the third highest run-scorer turning out for Hyderabad, who relied upon him and Warner at the top of the batting order as the southern team boasting a thin middle and lower-middle order line-up. Equally adept at scoring big or playing risk-free cricket, he proved his critics wrong.Hashim Amla: The Kings XI Punjab managed to score 420 runs from only 10 games with an average of 60. He was the sole consistent batsman for the northern side and enabled them to fight till the end for the play-offs. Displaying delightful classical cricket shots, the 34-year-old also registered two hundreds, one each against Mumbai and Gujarat Lions.advertisementPhoto Credit: BCCI Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The pacer proved once again that he is one of India’s most improved bowlers in shorter formats. Turning out for Sunrisers Hyderabad, the right-armer bagged 26 wickets to top the bowlers’ chart. He was Warner’s go-to-man and scalped wickets whenever handed the white ball. His yorkers, slow yorkers and low full-toss deliveries helped him get an economy rate of 7.05 despite operating mainly at the Powerplay and death overs.Photo Credit: BCCI Jaydev Unadkat: One of the key players who helped unfancied Pune in reaching the final, Unadkat picked 24 wickets from 12 matches. His left-arm bowling ensured that the batsmen find it tough to negotiate. He delivered both with the new and the old ball. His stand-out performance was 5/30 against as they defended a total of 148/8 against Hyderabad.Jasprit Bumrah: The right-arm paceman proved that he is India’s best death-over specialist as he scalped 20 wickets from 16 games with an economy of 7.35. Like Bhuvneshwar and Unadkat, he was asked to choke runs at the start and end of the innings.Rashid Khan: The 17-year-old Afghan leg-spinner turned out to be a success story of the tournament. He justified his auction fee of Rs 4 crore as he impressed one and all with his guile and control of a very difficult art in cricket. His googly was very deceptive and overall he took 17 wickets from 14 games. His economy rate of 6.62 is the best among the bowlers who have bowled more than 40 overs.Photo Credit: BCCI Ben Stokes: The Englishman came with an auction fee of Rs 14.5 crore and did his best to live up to the hype. Arguably the tournament’s best all-rounder, Stokes was the driving force behind Pune’s run till the final. He made it a memorable IPL with 316 runs from 12 games and 12 wickets with an impressive economy rate of 7.18. He left for the national duty towards the end and Pune did really miss him, especially in the final.Photo Credit: BCCI Robin Uthappa: The Karnataka batsman reminded the selectors that he still has it as he scored 388 runs from 13 innings. His strike-rate of 165.10 is the highest among the top-10 leading run-scorers as he showed. As a wicket-keeper, he was involved in 15 dismissals.last_img read more

  • Amid Suspicions of Match-Fixing, Cyprus Soccer Association Suspends 2nd-Division Games

    first_imgNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cyprus soccer association’s board has affirmed a decision to suspend all second-division games amid suspicions of widespread match-fixing.The board says the association will work with UEFA to draft new regulations imposing penalties for matches that generated “suspicious betting activity.”Teams will be notified of the new regulations before games resume. The association said it would also proceed with restructuring the second division ahead of next season, but didn’t provide details.___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

  • Domestic Airline Companies institute insecticide spraying to ward off Zika

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Feb 2016 – TCI domestic airliners who fly to regional countries with Zika Virus say they are doing their part to make sure they kill any mosquitoes which may be stowaway in their aircraft; and keeping passengers on board safe from possible infection. Magnetic Media got comment from InterCaribbean Airways which flies to four nations – Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico – reporting Zika; CEO, Trevor Sadler said, “We made the decision to begin to spray all of our aircraft inbound to the Turks & Caicos, to ensure that we mitigate any introduction of the Zika carrying mosquito.”ICA says it voluntarily instituted this measure two weeks ago. Still, there is fall out for the airline and the TCI and the Caribbean; Sadler added: “To date we have had two pregnant ladies wishing to cancel their flights with us, simply not wanting to come to the Turks & Caicos or the Caribbean, regardless of the current position of no cases in the Turks & Caicos.”InterCaribbean, as is other airlines, fully refunded the tickets. Caicos Express Airways is also taking initiative, Operations Manager, Stephane Menelas said to us: “We spray with insecticides and disinfectant spray to ensure we minimize the risk anytime our airplanes comes from international. We are doing all we can on our part to minimize the risk.” Caicos Express flies to Haiti and is sometimes leased for international charters. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:caicos express, domestic airlines, interCaribbean, spray, stephane menelas, trevor sadler, ZIka CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM No Zika reports for TCIlast_img read more

  • Odegaard wont give up on his dream of being a Real

    first_imgMartin Odegaard arrived at Real Madrid at the age of 16 but has yet to make a first-team name for himself after four years with the club.Odegaard is currently on loan at SBV Vitesse in Holland, where he has scored two goals in 13 games this season. The Norwegian midfielder understands that it will not be easy, but he says that he will not give up in his dream of being a star at the Santiago Bernabeu.“When you sign for Real Madrid you are aware of the huge expectations,” Odegaard said, according to Marca.“I am not going to lie; I had hoped to have been given more game time than I was.“I always thought that they would have to loan me out to aid my development.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It is true that it took me a long time to get my chance in the first team, I always knew it would be a tough ask.“The main objective for me now is to take my chances when they come along and prove that I am the player they thought they were buying.”Asked about his future opportunities with Los Blancos, Odegaard responded: “As long as I get to prove myself, I am not bothered whether it happens this summer or in 3 years.“I am not overly worried as I am still young and I am still a number of years away from reaching my peak.”last_img read more