Colin Stinton & More Announced for London’s The Pajama Game

first_img Stinton’s stage credits include Rain Man, Mother Courage and Her Children, Death Of A Salesman and Guys and Dolls. His screen credits include Foyleʼs War, Dr Who, Trail of Tony Blair, Spooks, Captain America-The First Avenger, The Bourne Ultimatum and Closer. Polycarpou’s stage credits include The Magistrate, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. His screen credits include Birds of a Feather, Evita and Oklahoma!. Wilmot’s West End credits include Me and My Girl, Copacabana, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Oliver!. TV credits include Cue Gary and Showstoppers. Featuring a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross with a book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, The Pajama Game is set in 1950s America. Love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin (Xavier) falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams (Riding). Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises…Will love, eventually, conquer all? View Commentscenter_img Colin Stinton, Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot are set to star in the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Pajama Game, joining the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. Stinton and Polycarpou will reprise their roles as Hasler and Vernon Hines, with Wilmot taking over the latter role from June 2. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre, performances are set to begin May 1. The show is scheduled to play a limited engagement through September 13 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.last_img read more

Hero Farah takes second Olympic gold

first_imgTwickenham’s Mo Farah became a double Olympic champion by storming to an incredible victory in the men’s 5,000m.The 29-year-old’s triumph followed his 10,000m gold and was greeted with scenes of wild celebration at the Olympic stadium.Farah, who finished in a time of 13 minutes 41.66 seconds, took the initiative heading into the final lap and held off Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel, who won silver, and Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya, who claimed bronze.“It’s unbelievable. I had great support from the crowd and it means a lot to me,” he declared.“I’m just amazed. Two gold medals – who would have thought that? It’s been a long journey. I grafted and grafted, and it shows anything is possible.”See also:Brilliant Farah storms to Olympic goldFarah victorious at Glasgow Indoor Grand PrixFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

KD to the Big Apple? This NBA Hall of Famer thinks not

first_imgWith speculation that Kevin Durant will join New York Knicks this summer heating up ahead of the all-star break, former Pacers great Reggie Miller says to pump the breaks on Durant leaving the Warriors for the Big Apple.“Personally, I can’t see him going to New York,” Miller said in a Turner Sports conference call with former Kings forward Chris Webber.Last week, Durant, who is expected to opt out of his two-year, $61.5 million deal this summer, was surly with the media in response to recent …last_img read more

The New iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 And Other Ridiculous Product Names

first_imgTags:#Apple#HTC#iPad#iPhone#Samsung Here’s one for you: how is it that some of the smartest, richest, market-savviest companies on the planet – allegedly – can’t seem to figure out how to name their products in a way that isn’t strikingly confusing?The “new iPad” is not to be confused with the iPad 2. The new iPad is in fact, iPad 3. Only, Apple doesn’t call it that – nor do they market it as “new iPad” anymore, either. Rather, it is now branded as “iPad with Retina display” – with the “R” capitalized, though not the “d.”Don’t ask me why.While the iPad with Retina display is newer than iPad 2 it does not come with a model number. Nor does the iPad Mini. At least, not yet. I assume that Apple will still sell “iPad Mini” – likely at a lower price – when the newest “Mini” model is released. Which I’m also guessing will be called “iPad Mini with Retina display.” Or maybe iPad Mini 2. After that, all bets are off.Which brings up the question: how is it that some of the smartest, richest, market-savviest companies on the planet – allegedly – can’t seem to figure out how to name their products in a way that isn’t strikingly confusing?Welcome To Branding HellWhat comes after iPhone 5? iPhone 5S, perhaps? Or iPhone 6? Is there any real difference? And will it come pre-loaded with iOS 7?Yet despite the inexplicable naming conventions that Apple uses for its products, it’s not the worst perpetrator – not even close. Which is better? The HTC One or the HTC First? How is it possible that HTC offers multiple “Ones” at the same time? Which “one” do you want?HTC OneHTC One SHTC One SVHTC One VHTC One XHTC One X+ (no, I did not make that up)I’m not even going to attempt to wade through the angrily confusing versions and price points of software products, such as Microsoft Office. There’s “Premium,” “365,” “Enterprise,” Mid-Sized Business” – to name only a few!  Technology is here to help us. Otherwise, it does not belong. Technology with a confusing name is, therefore, suspect. If you can’t even get the name right, what else might be wrong with it?A Galaxy Far, Far AwayConsider Samsung. Go into an AT&T store, for example, and there you find at least six different “Samsung Galaxy” devices. These are not to be confused, however, with the various “Galaxy Nexus” devices. In other words, the Galaxy brand name now means essentially nothing.If you don’t believe me, just answer this question: which Galaxy is right for you? A Samsung Galaxy S III or a Samsung Galaxy Note II? Will you even bother to find out? Should you have to try?What? There’s a line of various Galaxy “Tabs”? Does Samsung not want my business?And is the Galaxy Note 8.0 four times better than the Galaxy Note II? (Or do Roman numerals count for more?) Wait. Will the next version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 be a 10.2? Nor is it possible to divine the brand meaning – and thus the brand value – of the Motorola Droid line versus Android versus Nexus – all of which is owned by Google. Which I’ve heard is now overseen by the Google Chrome team.Do companies just pick names out of a hat?If not, then how much money did Nokia pay its marketing staff to promote the Lumia 820 as “our most versatile phone?” Was it more or less than they paid the team that branded the Lumia 920 as “our most amazing phone?” In just the U.S., there is a Lumia 710, 800 810, 820, 822, 900 and 920. I dare you to uncover the meaning, intent, price, value, speed and/or ability of any of those based on their actual name. According to Nokia’s own site, the Lumia 900 is available “from $0.01” whereas the Lumia 800 is “from 526.72.” Why? It seems backwards.And, no, I am even going to try and select which of these fourteen different Blackberry smartphones is right for me.Are these companies even paying attention? Maybe it’s time for some brand simplification to put some sense in the market place.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img brian s hall Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Ruckus over CWG scam forces Lok Sabha adjournment till 2 pm

first_imgNoisy scenes continued to rock both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday over CWG scam and Sports Minister Ajay Maken’s statement. Both Houses of Parliament had to be adjourned till noon as the BJP pressed for its demand to suspend question hour and discuss the matter.Lok Sabha was further adjourned till 2 pm when it convened at noon. The BJP parliamentary party earlier decided to give a notice for the suspension of question hour to the speaker’s office. “BJP demands suspension of Question Hour in Parliament to discuss CWG scam and Privilege Motion against Sports Minister Ajay Maken,” BJP leader S S Ahluwalia told reporters in New Delhi.The decision was taken at a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party in New Delhi. The BJP had given a privilege notice against the sports minister on Monday, alleging that he had misled Parliament by his statement on sacked OC chief Suresh Kalmadi’s appointment.”We will not only discuss the statement, we will also discuss the Shunglu Committee reports, the functioning of the CWG Organising Committee and observations of the CAG,” Ahluwalia said,”We are not going to spare the government on this issue,” he said. On Friday, Maken had said that Kalmadi was appointed by the NDA government, and UPA couldn’t do anything about it, being bound by the Host City agreement.  Maken has since stood by his statement. The Congress defended Maken by taking potshots at the Comptroller and Auditor General, whose report sparked off the controversy.- With inputs from PTIadvertisementlast_img read more

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to exascale supercomputing

first_imgNVIDIA announced its support for Arm CPUs, providing the high performance computing industry a new path to build extremely energy-efficient, AI-enabled exascale supercomputers.NVIDIA is making available to the Arm ecosystem its full stack of AI and HPC software — which accelerates more than 600 HPC applications and all AI frameworks — by year’s end. The stack includes all NVIDIA CUDA-X AI and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI frameworks and software development tools such as PGI compilers with OpenACC support and profilers. Once stack optimization is complete, NVIDIA will accelerate all major CPU architectures, including x86, POWER and Arm.According to the Green500 list released today, NVIDIA powers 22 of the world’s 25 most energy-efficient supercomputers. Key factors making this possible are: the ability of NVIDIA GPU-powered supercomputers to offload heavy processing jobs to more energy-efficient parallel processing CUDA GPUs; NVIDIA’s collaboration with Mellanox to optimize processing across entire supercomputing clusters; and NVIDIA’s invention of SXM 3D-packaging and NVIDIA NVLink interconnect technology, which allows for extremely dense scale-up nodes.NVIDIA’s support for Arm-based HPC systems builds on more than 10 years of collaboration. NVIDIA uses Arm for several of its system on a chip products available for portable gaming, autonomous vehicles, robotics and embedded AI computing.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Infineon launches monolithically integrated linear Hall sensor for ASIL D systemsNext ADI: multi-channel, mixed-signal RF converter platform expands call capacitylast_img read more


first_imgThe ATA is calling for Assistant Coaches and Managers for the 2005 All Nations Senior sides. The All Nations is being held in Christchurch, New Zealand. The closing date for applications for Managers has been extended until Friday April 29. The closing date for applications for Assistant Coaches is Friday April 22. For the criteria and application details, please read the following memo. ASSISTANT COACHES AND MANAGERS MEMOlast_img

10 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini won’t rule out move for Medel

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini won’t rule out move for Medelby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini refused to rule out a January move for Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel yesterday.Medel, formerly of Cardiff City, is being linked with the Hammers.And Pellegrini stated: “Those names are among 25 over the last few weeks.“We are happy with the squad we know we need to replace players that won’t play more this season – Carlos Sanchez, Yarmolenko. “I will not talk about individual players now.“ last_img read more

a month agoMonster energy deals for Premiership clubs

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Monster energy deals for Premiership clubsby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGlobal drinks giant Monster Energy has made its first major move into the Premier League through sponsorship deals with a swathe of top flight clubs, reports, has so far been confirmed as the official energy drinks partner of Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Southampton and West Ham United.Further partnerships with Tottenham Hotspur and Watford are yet to be announced, although both clubs are already displaying the Monster Energy logo on their official websites alongside their other official partners. last_img read more