Japan’s Takarazuka Chicago Company Meets the Broadway Cast

first_img Related Shows Whoopee! The cast of the Tony-winning revival Chicago recently welcomed some international visitors to the New York theater scene. Takarazuka Chicago will play the Lincoln Center Festival from July 20 through July 24 at the David H. Koch Theater. The all-female production draws 2.5 million audience members annually to Japan’s Takarazuka Revue. Current Chicago star Jaime Camil and mega-producer Barry Weissler (see below) were on hand to extend a warm welcome to the women of the Takarazuka Revue. Take a peek at the photos, and welcome to New York, ladies! View Comments from $49.50center_img Yuga Yamato, Bianca Marroquin, Hikaru Asami, Asato Shizuki, Jaime Camil, Saori Mine, Saki Asaji, Yoka Wao, Amra Raye Wright, Wataru Kozuki and Natsuki Mizu(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Chicagolast_img read more

Piggott out of the places on debut

first_imgJamie Piggott, son of the legendary Lester, finished well beaten on his first ride in public at Killarney. The 19-year-old partnered Pivotal Rock for his boss Tommy Stack in the Killarney Grand Live Music Handicap over an extended mile at the County Kerry venue, with the six-year-old strongly backed and eventually sent off the 6-1 favourite. Allowed to claim 10lb, the inexperienced rider was never too far off the pace aboard the market leader, but after becoming short of room in the straight, Pivotal Rock gradually faded and came home in midfield. Victory went to 20-1 shot Measured Approval for trainer Pat Flynn and jockey Danny Grant. Piggott, whose mount was seventh, said: “It was a good experience, the horse is good and honest but needed that bit extra today. “I completed my A-levels in maths and three sciences before giving riding a go. I’ve only been riding properly for eight months. I’ve been riding out in Tommy Stack’s and have been there full-time since before the winter – hopefully I can make a career of being a jockey now.” Piggott’s sister and RTE sports presenter Tracy Piggott was present to see her brother, and Fozzy Stack, representing his father, said “Jamie did nothing wrong today and I was pleased with him. He happens to have an unfortunate surname as nobody will ever beat his father.” Grant said of the winner: “He ran a cracker at the Curragh but disappointed on his last two starts so we decided to change tactics with him today. We were worried about the ground but they went a good pace and he got into the race easily, everything worked out.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Can the Oakland A’s get back to the playoffs in 2019?

first_imgOAKLAND — The mood in the A’s clubhouse following their elimination from the playoffs at Yankee Stadium was anything but somber.Matt Chapman, Khris Davis, and Blake Treinen held their heads up high, smiling as they answered questions just minutes following their 7-2 loss to the Yankees in Wednesday’s American League wild-card game.The feeling and message amongst players postgame was that the A’s are a team on the rise, destined to reach the playoffs for years to come. And they should feel …last_img read more

SA medics in Antarctic rescue

first_imgThe DC3, designed before the Second World War, is still in service in many parts of the world, including the cold white continent. While recording patient details into his laptop, paramedic Richard Mulder enjoys the sunshine despite the -24º temperature. (Images courtesy Richard Mulder) Queen Maud Land, Antarctic territory claimed by Norway, is the region of Antarctica closest to South Africa.Jennifer SternAntarctica is the end of the world.  It’s so far south that, in winter, the sun never rises above the horizon. It’s separated from the nearest permanently inhabited land by thousands of kilometres of wild and stormy ocean.Nothing grows there. There are no insects, and even bacteria can’t survive outdoors. It’s cold, white and unutterably beautiful. And the scientists who spend a few weeks or a few months or even a year there are – in the truest sense of the word – isolated.It’s not as bad now as it was in the days of Scott and Shackleton, when the families of intrepid explorers would not hear from their loved ones for a good couple of years, not knowing whether they were alive or dead, and simply living in hope that they’d turn up on the doorstep one day.We’ve come a long way since then. With email, satellite phone, radio, GPS and a host of electronic wizardry, communication with the rest of the world is relatively easy. So now, if someone gets sick, or is injured in the cold white wilderness of Antarctica, it’s not the death sentence it would have been 100 years ago.About 30 countries are signatory to the Antarctic Treaty, most of which have permanent or summer stations on and around the frozen continent.People who spend a year, or even just the summer, in this isolated part of the world have to be pretty special – and healthy. While every station has a doctor, or at least a paramedic, there is only so much that can be done out there on the ice.That’s why, in November 2008, the 11 countries with stations on Queen Maud Land – the part of Antarctica closest to South Africa – arranged with South Africa’s Netcare 911 and the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town to provide emergency medical care when needed.  It seemed a sensible precaution, but no-one expected this understanding to be acted upon a mere six weeks after its signing. But that’s exactly what happened when Walter Seeberg suffered a heart attack on 17 December at the German Neumayer 2 Base on the Antarctic ice shelf in the northeast Weddell Sea.Seeberg had only been in Antarctica eight weeks, working as a technician on the base’s ventilation system, when he collapsed with chest pains. It was clear to the resident doctor that he had had a heart attack, and would need more sophisticated treatment than was available at the base.“They realised that he was in dire need of surgery, and then immediately called the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital,” says hospital manager Chris Tilney.As Dr Stephanie Fischer, a cardiac anaesthetist, was preparing to go to Seeberg’s aid, the hospital got news that Nikolay Rassalov, a crew member on a Russian ice breaker, had fallen and broken his ankle. It was decided to send Richard Mulder, a Netcare 911 paramedic, along as well.Mercy flightBy the evening of the 18th of December, only a day after receiving the first call, Fischer and Mulder were strapped in to their seats in an Ilyushin 76 cargo plane en route to Antarctica.“We landed at Russia’s Novolazarevskaya base in the Antarctic about six hours later,” says Mulder.“From there we were transferred to a smaller DC3 plane that is used to fly between the bases run by various countries on Antarctica. After a two-and-a-half-hour flight, we finally arrived at the German Neumayer 2 base.”Seeberg had been treated by the resident doctor and was in a stable condition when Fischer and Mulder arrived.“All the people at the German base were delighted to see us and they were most helpful. They helped us to keep him comfortable in order to attend to him,” says Fischer.It was fortunate that both Fischer and Mulder are fluent in German, which made communication at this critical time so much easier.“It was really just lucky that we were picked to go on the rescue mission, but it certainly made a difference,” says Mulder.Mulder and Fischer spent two days at the German base waiting for Rassolov to be moved from the Russian icebreaker to the nearby Norwegian base at Troll, about an hour from the German base.“We finally loaded Seeberg in the DC3 plane and flew to pick up Rassolov, who was suffering a great deal of discomfort. There, we had to communicate with hand signals because of the language barrier,” says Mulder.“It was really quite unusual, but we gave him pain medication, and made him as comfortable as possible. From there we headed back to Novolazarevskaya where we boarded the cargo plane once again for the return journey.”It was only after they had taken off that they realised how difficult it was to monitor Seeberg in the noisy cargo plane, which is not soundproofed like passenger planes.“We couldn’t hear the heart monitors, so we had to look at the movement of Seeberg’s chest and the colour of his face. But, fortunately, we were able to keep him stable until we arrived at the hospital,” says Fischer.They landed on Sunday 21 December 2008, and both patients were immediately admitted to the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. Rassolov was operated on for his fractured ankle the next day, and Seeberg underwent a five-hour heart bypass operation two days later, on Christmas Eve.While Seeberg was obviously not at his best, he was well enough to express his appreciation of the view of Table Mountain from his hospital bed.A wonderful experience“We were exhausted, but it was a most fulfilling and enriching experience,” says Mulder of the trip.“It was really a wonderful experience,” agrees Fischer.  “The lowest temperature we experienced was -38º. And it was unbelievable to see that the sun never sets there in summer. We called it ‘no-man’s-land’ because it is so extremely quiet – in fact there are no animals that make any sounds.”Both patients have been discharged and repatriated to their respective home countries.Related articlesHealthcare in South AfricaScience and technology in South Africa Saving albatross, on sea and land South Pole adventurers return Useful linksChristiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital Antarctic Treaty Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research South Africa’s Antarctic Programme Jobs in Antarctica (in case you’re inspired)last_img read more

Foxnovo 12pcs Hair Bows Alligator Clip Ribbon Hair Clips, Pretty clips to match a multitude of outfits

first_imgI have a 7 yr outdated daughter that thinks if i send her to college devoid of some thing like a bow in her hair then i am currently being a cruel mother and committing youngster abuse. I had not long ago purchased her a further pack of bows that are more substantial than these but she however wanted additional. I observed these and thought that as there was so quite a few it make her satisfied and match any outfit she has. The hair clips arrived quite quickly and had been nicely packaged as is constantly the circumstance when you have amazon primary. They come in a tiny plastic bag and there are 12 clips in overall. The hair clips are smaller but it does say that they are for toddlers as perfectly. The colours are actually awesome and vivid. My daughter has good hair and the clips stayed in all working day and did not pull when i took them out. I believe that they are properly manufactured and of a superior high quality.Completely appreciate the size and layout of these clips – the. Unquestionably like the dimension and design and style of these clips – the total matter is lined in material so it doesn’t pinch hair and is gentle for the toddler. They keep in put well and are not in excess of the major. I would have offered five stars but for the disappointing selection of colors despatched. The bows search so pretty in the picture on amazon, but i gained two dark brown clips, two swamp inexperienced ones, two dim purple types and no white / pale pink / blue – what i would contemplate common toddler colours.Or if our small lady would not like them. They arrived in great time (thank you. When my other half showed me these, i was not also confident if they would be cheaply made and the bows would commence to crack up as quickly as anything rough touched them, or the grips would be problematic and induce a soreness attempting to consider them out, or if our tiny woman would not like them. They arrived in good time (thank you amazon), and when my wife opened them she was so stunned and she wished to put them on our very little girl straight absent (but she was asleep so it had to hold out). When she did exhibit them to our minimal girl, she cherished them and commenced finding them up and making an attempt to place them in her hair picking which one particular she would use, at the same time my wife was undertaking the same. When we put them in her hair, there was no challenges with the grips, and they open and close with out any difficulties. As to the top quality of the content, i can say that so much we have not experienced an situation with them. These are definitely superior solution, they address so numerous outfit possibilities, and the colour alternative is good as effectively as they are multiple colors and not just twelve diverse shades of pink. I gained this solution at a discounted value or for totally free in return for an trustworthy assessment. Having stated that i will give my truthful evaluate of the merchandise, good or terrible.Key specs for Foxnovo 12pcs Hair Bows Alligator Clip Ribbon Hair Clips for kids(Random Color):Great for babies, toddlers and young girls to wear.The hair bow can be clipped in your hair with the featured alligator clip on the back.Most alligator clip ends will be lined with ribbon to blend with the design of the hair accessory.Great for any DIY project as the bows are easily maneuverable to your preference.The hair bows can be used to decorate headbands, hats, bags and shoes, and also be used as a hair clip for girls of all ages!Comments from buyers“Absolutely love the size and design of these clips – the , Beautiful clips!, or if our little girl wouldn’t like them. They arrived in good time (thank you , VERY APPEALING PACK OF CHILDRENS HAIR BOWS – WITH ALLIGATOR CLIPS, Bright and beautiful, Fun and colourful accessories for little girls”Listen to is my evaluate for my:-‘foxnovo 12pcs hair bows alligator clip ribbon hair clips for kids(random color) ‘my daughter has extremely good hair and i was in want of some new clips for her hair so when i came throughout the i assumed i would give them back so i went ahead and placed my buy and the clips arrived with in a handful of days. They come in a good variety of colours and my daughter loves them they are easy to use and they do keep in her great hair they are effectively designed and built to very last, these will be excellent when she commences university in a couple weeks time. I was presented this merchandise at a decreased value and i am additional than delighted i was, i would have paid out entire price for this item and would say go for it if you are imagining about it. I am tricky doing work and have my personal business enterprise and know how important great and negative testimonials are for me so i find it vital to constantly tell the truth about any goods i use and i hope it has been of some enable to the viewers?. Remember to feel no cost to talk to me any questions and i will be a lot more than pleased to consider and answer them for you right before you make your remaining invest in, as we all know every penny counts. I hope you have found my review handy and thank you for having the time to go through it.Quite clips to match a multitude of outfits. I ordered these hair bows for my daughter and she is delighted with them. They arrived in a very little bag and there are twelve clips of varying colours. Not all are in pairs – there are 3 pairs and 6 solitary colors in the pack. The clips not only have a ribbon bow on the prime of them but also have a ribbon on the inside of of the clip which stops the metallic section becoming snagged on hair and need to help you save some tearsthe colors are really and there is quite significantly everything in there to match my daughter’s common outfits – pinks, greens, blues, purples and so forth. Just about every clip is roughly five cm prolonged and all-around . They are not too huge as to dominate my daughter’s head and not way too little as to be insignificant when worn in her hair. They are nicely produced and the bows do not glimpse as nevertheless they are going to occur off or undone, so they should really previous a even though. All in all these clips are nicely designed and i am really happy with them.I adore the simple fact the alligator clips are lined with ribbon. The ribbon clips arrived in random dazzling colours. I found twelve items in the established. The duration of every clip is 2 inches and they are produced from satin and steel. I love the point the alligator clips are lined with ribbon, which make them gentle and do not irritate head ( however it is a little little bit complicated to place in an out of the hair). I am amazed how the clips maintain hair, since my daughter is energetic, also has dance courses and they remain in place all day. All round, the bows are lovable, attractive, vibrant and my daughter enjoys them. Be sure to observe that i received this item at a diminished value in return for my demo and critique of the item. I am required to review it within a several days of receipt. As this is a magnificence solution, this suggests i are not able to deliver details of the long time period advantages or effects of a solution.So we are generally functioning out of hair clips which is strange for the reason that i am without end obtaining new types, it is just a single of the mysteries of daily life. So when i noticed the foxnovo hair bows with alligator clips i thought they would be a actually fantastic addition to our dwindling assortment. Now my daughter likes to either be properly coordinated or absolutely clashing (like a walking picasso) so getting a assortment of colours is helpful as it permits her to come to a decision who and how she is going to be. The only downside i can see of these hair bows is that the color variety is random and that could be difficult. We obtained one crimson, 2 navy blue, three orange, 1 yellow, one lilac, one white, two brown and 1 pink which is just not terrible. I assume i would have preferred not to have a few of the orange as we are inclined to use both just a single or pairs of clips, but perhaps it will commence a new development. It also suggests of system you are not able to assure that you can switch like for like if any get shed. The hair bows are fastened with an alligator clip which is amazing for the reason that they are so substantially easier to position and re-posture throughout the working day when hair will become loose or the wearer just requirements issues relocated. They are truly neat and i am definitely delighted to have discovered them.These ribbon/bow clips are fantastic for infants/toddlers. And of training course, older little ones toomy daughter is 1. five several years old, and lastly has hair prolonged ample for pig tails and pony tails. She does have to have a whole lot of clips though, to hold my fringe out of her eyes. My husband keeps hinting that we have to have to ship her for a hair slash, but i just are not able to carry myself to chop her locks just nevertheless. Particularly now that they’re last but not least at a for a longer period length. So i have opted for clips, clips and extra clips to keep her hair out of her confront and also out of the way when it comes to meal situations/messy playother clips i have purchased in the previous have been fairly garbage. I just did not feel that have been suited for a baby’s fantastic, silky, and delicate hair. Acquiring as soon as been a younger woman myself, i know how painful clips can be if they really don’t do the job appropriately.Entertaining and colourful extras for minor women. The foxnovo 12 parts hair bows alligator clip ribbon hair clips for little ones (random color) arrived immediately and was effectively packaged. I acquired this set of hair clips for my niece who is 5 decades old and enjoys carrying a range of accessories to complement her outfit of option each day. I actually do really like the reality that there is this kind of a range of rainbow of colors in this established (like unique shades of yellows, greens, blues and pinks), so there is constantly a hair clip which co-ordinates with the outfit that my niece has picked out to wear. The fact that they have the alligator clip design of attachment helps make them easy to use and reposition all through the day (substantially less complicated than the fashion which has the clip fastenings to them) and steps about two inches in size. Each individual hair clip has a ribbon bow on it and the bow is created from a silky ribbon which has a pretty sheen to it. In general, i assume that these hair clips are properly manufactured and will undoubtedly past for a even though even with the repositioning which my niece finds exciting to do as the hair clips are so effortless to use. They also glance actually lovable when worn and add a splash of colour to the hair. You should note that i obtained this solution either free of charge of charge or at a lower price cost in trade for my truthful and unbiased critique. I really do hope you have identified this critique helpful in some way.Incredibly interesting pack of childrens hair bows – with alligator clips. Bow shaped hair clips, i obtained a fantastic range of colours in a pack of 12, i received thirteen, i been given limited colours (4 blue, 7 inexperienced), that why only awarded 4 stars they are a nice sizing for a child’s hair measuring all over 2 inches very long, they make a actually wonderful accent for my partner’s granddaughters hair. The alligator clips make them uncomplicated to use, simple to apply and uncomplicated to consider out, they are extremely long lasting. These are perfect if you need to clip the hair away from the child’s facial area/eyes or for ornamental reasons, specially if the youngster has fantastic hair. They are created from grosgrain ribbon which is robust doesn’t fray and has a good sheen. I hope these will final a extended time and the granddaughter is so pleased with them. The only difficulty i have with this obtain is i would like to be in a position to select what colours i purchase, whether or not it be pastels, vibrant colours or dim colors. It seriously is pot luck in what you obtain and portions of each individual colour, sometimes not a pair. I acquired this product at a discounted and have presented an neutral critique. Acquiring this item at a price cut has in no way affected what i consider of this merchandise.last_img read more