Aladdin Will Replace Saigon in London’s West End

first_img View Comments has learned that the rumors were true and the shining, shimmering, splendid Aladdin will fly into the West End, although to a different home than previously thought. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the musical will begin performances in 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre (instead of the London Palladium). The means that the house’s current occupant, Miss Saigon, which began performances on May 3, 2014, will close—no word yet on precise dates.According to The Daily Mail, Miss Saigon’s mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh is looking to transport the musical’s U.K. sets to New York for a Broadway run, otherwise transferring the show will be too costly.Adapted from the 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin is the story of a street urchin who uses the help of a magic Genie to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. The production features a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Beguelin, Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman.Aladdin continues to run on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The production officially opened on March 20, 2014, starring Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar.last_img read more

Palace stifle Everton attack

first_imgBut Palace boss Alan Pardew says he won’t dwell too much on what his side didn’t get – as he prefers to focus on the positives instead. Seamus Coleman played the entire game while Darron Gibson was an unused sub for the Toffee’s, Damien Delaney played in the centre of defence for the visitors.Scott Dann gave the London side the lead however Romelu equalised with his sixth goal in five league games.Everton’s Gareth Barry admitted he was lucky to get away with a shirt pull inside the box.last_img read more

LeBron James Watch | The latest on where he takes his talents next

first_imgThe LeBron/NBA News Feed:[scribble src=”/event/2786904″ /] Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LeBron James has landed in Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean we’re finished. We keep on the lookout for tidbits, tweets and headlines that offer clues as to who is surrounding LeBron James and how the NBA is being re-shaped. (Please scroll down for live Twitter updates)LEBRON ARRIVES: LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with LakersThe latestFind the latest LeBron James coverage, including reporting on where LeBron James Jr. might attend high school here.Tweet of the day:last_img read more

Trust, corruption major challenges facing GPF – Ramnarine

first_img…60% of complaints are about neglectWith the state of public confidence in the Guyana Police Guyana (GPF) being at best tenuous, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has charged police officers to employ every effort to eradicate corruption and strive to rebuild trust in the Force.During the opening ceremony of several training courses for various ranks of the GPF, on Monday at the Police Officers’ Training Centre at Eve Leary,A section of the participants at the opening ceremony of thetraining coursesGeorgetown, Ramnarine made the above charge, and told the roomful of officers that the success of any organisation depends on the integrity of its officials. He also noted that inspiring trust and eradicating corruption are two major challenges facing the GPF.In this regard, he underscored the importance of the training programmes in imbuing in law enforcement officials cognizance of the importance of trust, transparency and accountability.“You are specifically chosen because you are our frontline officers who interface daily with the general public, and the quality of that interaction will either aggravate or alleviate,” he declared.He told officers that most people want to respect the police, but if police do not cultivate in the public that trust in law enforcement institutions, public confidence would not be forthcoming.“If you are respectful, fair, patient, courteous and humble, and if you can be trusted and relied on by the public and your colleagues, then our organisation and country at large will be better off,” he admonished.Against this backdrop, Ramnarine said the training programmes would inculcate the much-needed people skills in members of the Force, and train ranks to perform their duties with sincerity and professionalism.“It’s not just coming on a training programme and going through a period…the whole intention is that when you would have left or completed this programme, you are expected to be a better policemen or woman, and your behaviour and attitude have to reflect this,” he explained.He pointed out that the Police Force has made major strides in expanding its focus on youth, revamping its learning driver theory, building capacity in the Criminal Investigation Department, strengthening its intelligence-gathering capacity, implementing a new concept of community policing, and establishing gender-based violence units in each division, among other things.He, however, noted that the GPF is still grappling with increasing complaints of neglect, simply because of the negative attitudes and demeanors police officers employ when engaging the public.In quoting a report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ramnarine highlighted that security is an increasing concern in Latin America. “High rates of crime affect almost every area of development in a region undergoing rapid social change… The lack of trust and confidence in the ability of authorities – and in this case, law enforcement officials in particular – to protect (people) and keep their (families) safe has contributed to a sense of instability,” he read.In this regard, he disclosed that a whopping 60 per cent of all complaints received by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) on a daily basis are directly related to various forms of neglect arising from either poor supervision or, in many cases, no supervision at all.last_img read more