Participer aux festivités! Newcomer McGee Maddox has been cast as Jerry Mulligan in the national tour of An American in Paris. Maddox will join the touring production on April 18, while the show is playing the ASU Gammage in Tempe, Arizona. Maddox replaces Garen Scribner, who will play his final performance on April 16 in Las Vegas. Maddox will continue in the role of Jerry through April 2018.Maddox trained at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, joining Houston Ballet as an Apprentice in 2005. He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2009 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2014. Recently, Maddox debuted as Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Albrecht in Giselle and L’Aviateur in the world premiere of Le Petit Prince. Maddox has danced principal roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Onegin, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Hamlet, The Four Temperaments, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Watch her, The Man in Black, Pur ti Miro, Allegro Brillante and Theme and Variations.Maddox will join current principal cast members Sara Esty (Lise Dassin), Etai Benson (Adam Hochberg), Nick Spangler (Henri Baurel), Emily Ferranti (Milo Davenport) and Gayton Scott (Madame Baurel). Ryan Steele and Leigh-Ann Esty will continue performing as the Jerry and Lise alternates on tour.Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.The score of An American in Paris includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “”S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.” View Comments McGee Maddox
Halcyon Lakefields at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.“We are very excited about this next chapter, living in our new home at Halcyon Lakeside.”The Chapmans said their lives were enriched from the moment they moved into their first home at Halcyon Parks and it would continue to flourish at Halcyon Lakeside.The Lakeside community is just minutes from the town centre of Bli Bli, with the Recreation Club set to include a sunset bar, gymnasium, circuit room, resort and lap pool, rooftop tennis court, bocce court, bowling green, pickleball courts, work shed and a storage area for boats and caravans.Each Halcyon community is made up of modern architect-designed homes surrounded by lush landscaping and five-star resort style facilities. Halcyon Lakefields at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.While the Halcyon Lakeside Recreation Club is currently under construction, homeowners have already tested out some of the completed facilities.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe community gathered to welcome the Chapmans during the afternoon happy hour.“It’s the warm, friendly, community feel that we love most about Halcyon,” Mr Chapman said.And it’s that community spirit that helped them make the decision to remain in a Halcyon estate when they decided to make a tree change.“We love Halcyon, and we wouldn’t have sought a home anywhere else,” Mr Chapman said.“The homes are beautifully designed and the community living experience and social life that comes with the homeowners of this unique development was pivotal to our decision to stay with Halcyon. Len and Willy Chapman are the 100th buyers at Halcyon Lakeside retirement village on the Sunshine Coast.A COMMUNITY where greenery and lakeside living is the norm, has just welcomed its 100th homeowner during a celebratory happy hour.Len and Willy Chapman, who originally lived at Halcyon Parks in Caloundra seven years ago, have just clinked glasses with their newest neighbours at Halcyon Lakeside in Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.“The Lakeside community is beautiful,” Ms Chapman said. “It’s surrounded by an abundance of greenery and overlooks two lakes, with walking trails and views of the hinterland.“There is a sense of countryside living here at Lakeside, it’s just so quiet and peaceful.”
MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from July 23 – 29, 2018.Tides wash away OpenHydroFrench-based Naval Energies – the parent company of tidal stream technology outfit OpenHydro – has decided to stop further investments into development of its tidal energy business, forcing the liquidation of the Irish-based subsidiary.According to Irish media reports, Naval Energies requested the liquidation of OpenHydro and its associated businesses as the subsidiary has reportedly accumulated significant debts over the time, with the alleged figures reaching up to €280 million.The decision to cease any additional investments was reinforced, according to Naval Energies, with ‘the lack of commercial prospects’ for tidal stream project development.Three-bladed turbine positions for French tidal stream spinbackIn the fallout of the OpenHydro liquidation, the Chief Executive Officer of another tidal stream technology company Tim Cornelius said that SIMEC Atlantis Energy would be willing to engage in discussions with the French government to save the recently built Cherbourg tidal assembly plant, and deliver the EU-sanctioned Normandie Hydro tidal project within existing support mechanisms.Reacting to Naval Energies’ decision to liquidate its tidal technology subsidiary OpenHydro, Tim Cornelius hinted SIMEC Atlantis Energy was prepared to act as a replacement for the liquidated outfit should the UK-based developer make progress with the French government on the development of large scale arrays in Normandy and Brittany.In-stream tidal giant connects to Nova Scotia power gridTwo days after touching the Canadian seabed in the Bay of Fundy – the 2MW tidal turbine, deployed by Cape Sharp Tidal, has been connected to the Nova Scotia electricity grid.The turbine, plugged into the grid on July 24, 2018, is now undergoing initial commissioning in Minas Passage, at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) site, with operational and environmental monitoring device testing being conducted by the OpenHydro team.This is the second grid-connected tidal turbine to be deployed in the bay by Cape Sharp Tidal after the similar feat was achieved with the first demonstration turbine in November 2016.MeyGen tidal turbines come ashoreSIMEC Atlantis Energy has retrieved two MeyGen tidal power turbines for inspection and maintenance.The retrieval operation took place at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma with the support of Viking Neptun subsea construction vessel, and the ROV crew onboard. Both turbines were retrieved in ‘just over 24 hours’, according to SIMEC Atlantis, which also said the turbines made it safely back to shore for offload at Nigg Energy Park.The turbines – supplied by Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) – will now be inspected onshore.EU nods ‘yes’ for Raz Blanchard tidal energy demonstrationThe European Commission has found a French project promoting electricity generation from tidal energy – a 14MW Normandie Hydro array – to be in line with European Union State aid rules.The measure will contribute further the EU’s energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition in the single market, the Commission declared.The Normandie Hydro plant is a demonstration plant that will be developed by OpenHydro and operated by EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) and will be located at Raz Blanchard, west of the Cotentin peninsula, on the English Channel.However – OpenHydro is now up for liquidation after its parent company Naval Energies declared it was no longer interested in making further investments into tidal energy sector.Following the announcement – deemed by many as a ‘schocker’ – SIMEC Atlantis Energy hinted it was interested in acting as a replacement company in the Normandie Hydro scheme, as well as other developments OpenHydro was involved in – should the French government also express its willingness to support the initiative appropriately.
Barcelona midfielder and captain Xavi confirmed on Thursday he will leave the club at the end of the season and has agreed to join Qatari side Al Sadd.Xavi, 35, who signed up with Barca’s academy in 1991 at the age of 11 and has won 23 trophies during 17 seasons in the first team, made the announcement at a news conference. “It’s a definitive decision, it’s not an easy one, it’s the right moment to go,” Xavi, Barcelona’s appearance record holder, told reporters.”I still feel useful here but a change of scene is necessary, my head tells me so but not my heart,” he said, adding that his aim was to return to Barca after completing his coaching qualifications.Xavi will receive an emotional send-off in Barcelona’s final La Liga game of the campaign at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday, when he will hoist aloft the La Liga trophy after the match.Last weekend Barca wrapped up the title, Xavi’s eighth, and he can win two more trophies in the King’s Cup final against Athletic Bilbao on May 30 and the Champions League showpiece versus Juventus a week later. Xavi Factbox:* Born Xavi Hernandez Creus on January 25, 1980 in Terrassa.* Joins Barca’s academy in July 1991. Scores on his first-team debut seven years later in a Spanish Super Cup match against Real Mallorca.* Makes first appearance for Spain in a friendly against the Netherlands in November 2000.* Suffers a cruciate knee ligament injury in Barca training in December 2005 that sidelines him for five months.* Returns to action the following April but has to watch from the bench as Barca beat Arsenal 2-1 in Paristo win the 2006 Champions League. * Voted player of the tournament as Spain end 44 years without a major trophy at Euro 2008. Xavi sendsFernando Torres through to score the winner against Germany in the final.* With Pep Guardiola in his first season in charge in 2008-09, Xavi helps Barca win an unprecedented treble of Champions League, La Liga and King’s Cup titles.* Xavi’s floated cross is headed in by Lionel Messi to make it 2-0 against Manchester United in the Champions League final in Rome.* Barca go on to win the Spanish and European Super Cups and the Club World Cup for a full house of six trophies in 2009.* Xavi finishes third in the 2009 Fifa Ballon d’Or, the first of three straight third-place finishes. * Helps Spain to their debut World Cup triumph in July 2010 in South Africa.* In January 2011, equals Migueli’s Barca appearance record of 549 official matches.* Makes superb assist for Pedro to open the scoring as Barca beat United 3-1 in London to win the 2011 Champions League.* Spain defend their continental title at Euro 2012 and Xavi sets up two goals in the final, including another for Torres, as La Roja thrash Italy 4-0.* Spain are eliminated from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after losing their opening two games and Xavi announces his international retirement after 133 appearances, a record for an outfield player. * Barca last weekend wrap up their seventh La Liga title in 11 years, and Xavi’s eighth, and he announces he is leaving at the end of the season to join Al Sadd.* Xavi won 23 titles with Barca: eight in La Liga, three in the Champions League, two King’s Cups, two European Super Cups, six Spanish Super Cups and two Club World Cups.He has a chance for two more in the King’s Cup final against Athletic Bilbao on May 30 and the Champions League final against Juventus a week later.–
Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town is working towards launching an Aonad Gaeilge within the school from September 2018.The school, which is under the management of Donegal Education and Training Board, will offer the curriculum up to the completion of the Junior Cycle with an ongoing review of provision.The subjects offered in the Aonad Gaeilge will include Gaeilge, Maths, History, Geography, Science, and Religion. Subjects such as Physical Education, Civics, Social and Political Education, and Social, Personal and Health Education, will come under the new Wellbeing subject in the Aonad.For optional subjects, pupils will integrate with the wider school community. Examples of these electives include Metalwork, Woodwork, Technical Graphics, Music and Art.English and Modern Languages will be taught through the language of the subject.Minister for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh TD, has this morning congratulated the school for its work towards establishing the new Aonad Gaeilge. Minister McHugh said: “I wish to congratulate Geraldine Diver, Johnny Sweeney and all the team in Abbey Vocational School, as well as Donegal ETB who have been working hard in establishing this new Aonad Gaeilge in the school.“There will be a strong emphasis on Irish culture and language through a range of new extracurricular activities being carried out by the school, and I welcome this measure in promoting and enhancing our language and culture, which will undoubtedly assist these students and the local community as a whole.””Comhghairdeas mór leis an foireann uilig i Scoil na Mainistreach, Baile Dhún nan Gall agus Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhún na nGall, ar son na hoibre uilig atá déanta acu ionas go mbeidh Aonad Gaeilge nua sa scoil seo ó Mheán Fómhair 2018, agus guím gach rath orthu amach anseo.”Abbey Vocational School work towards establishing Aonad Gaeilge was last modified: January 17th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:abbey vocational schoolaonad gaeilgejoe mc hugh