Ocean City Theatre Company Celebrates Opening of New Home

first_imgOcean City Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Hartman (top center) cuts the ribbon marking the opening of a new home to OCTC.The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company on Wednesday celebrated the opening of its new performing arts facility at 15th Street and West Avenue.Rehearsal room at the new Ocean City Theatre Company facility.OCTC leaders, city officials and Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce representatives gathered at the site for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.The nonprofit theater company is leasing the city-owned building for $1 a year. Wednesday’s grand opening marked the end of the renovation of a building that was used by the city in recent years only for the storage of records and city equipment.The first floor will be home to rehearsals, classes, offices and a room for props. The second floor will be dedicated to costume storage and construction.Second-floor wigs and costumes at the Ocean City Theatre Company.The facility will be used to run OCTC’s youth theater camps for the city, to stage rehearsals for a full calendar of productions throughout the year, and to create a base for costuming and props. It will not be a location for live performances.OCTC is funded entirely through ticket sales and donations. The company produces musicals with professional talent, and it runs a junior company that features area youth. OCTC performers are a staple of parades and events throughout the year, and OCTC runs educational programs in the local schools.last_img read more

Trade group expects a record 78GW of new wind capacity worldwide in 2021

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Wind energy will achieve record growth globally over the next five years, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) trade association said on Thursday, as the impact of COVID-19 has only been to delay, not cancel, projects.“While some project completion dates have been pushed into 2021 due to the pandemic, next year is expected to be a record year for the wind industry with 78 GW (gigawatts) of new wind capacity forecast to be installed in 2021,” GWEC said in an outlook report.In total some 348 GW of new onshore and offshore capacity are expected by the end of 2024, which would take cumulative wind power capacity to almost 1,000 GW, GWEC said.“Over 50% of the onshore wind capacity added between 2020 to 2024 will be installed in China and the U.S., led by installation rushes to meet subsidy deadlines,” it added.The costs of wind energy have fallen rapidly over the last few years and are expected to continue to decrease. Governments are also under pressure to cut carbon emissions, which is helping to shift investment away from fossil fuel and into renewable energy, such as wind.[Nina Chestney]More: Global wind energy set for five years of record growth: research Trade group expects a record 78GW of new wind capacity worldwide in 2021last_img read more

Charlestown Secondary win South Zone -wins for Cummings Lodge and Vergenoegen

first_imgDefending South Georgetown zone champions Charlestown Secondary crushed Lodge Secondary to lift the trophy for the second consecutive year yesterday when the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) continued.Playing at the historic Bourda Ground, Charlestown won the toss and chose to bowl first. The Lodge batsmen struggled to 63 all out off 23.2 overs on a good batting pitch,as only Akeem Williams got to double figures scoring 14. Raymond Bandhu’s impressive 5/12 was the main reason the Lodge batsmen struggled as he destroyed any hopes Lodge had of posting a challenging target. Jamal Michael also impressed with the ball claiming 3/10.In reply, Charlestown made light work of their target as the two openers, Jamal Michael and Negusa Walters raced to 64 in 11.2 overs. Michael struck a 39-ball 36 (4×4’s) while Walters faced 16 balls for his unbeaten 12.Meanwhile, at Enterprise, CummingsLodge registered an easy victory over Institute of Professional Education (IPE). Batting first,CummingsLodge racked up 162/7 in 20 overs with Andrew Samaroo smashing 48 and Keshore Seepersaud scoring 41. Bowling for IPE, Ricardo Yarewood claimed 3/16 and Bradley Dundas took 3/24.IPE in response couldn’t even get to three figures as they were dismissed for 94. Ricardo Yorewood showed his batting capabilities as he topscored with 24. Ronald Basdeo was the bowler to do most of the damage as he bagged 4/33 while Davenand Khemraj supported well with 3/24,bowling for CummingsLodge.Over at Tuschen, Vergenoegen Secondary eased to a comfortable seven wicket victory over Parika/Salem Secondary. Parika/Salem were dismissed for 127 off 21 overs batting first. Azim Mohamed topscored with 31. Vickram Mangra took 4/30 and Joel Gill claimed 2/22 bowling for Vergenoegen.In reply, the Vergenoegen batsmen ensured their bowlers’ effort didn’t go to waste as they completed their chase in just 13.3 overs for the loss of only three wickets. Joel Gill led the charge with 37 not out while Vickram Mangra supported well with 34. Azim Mohamed took two of the wickets to fall to finish with figures of 2/43 for Parika/Salem.The NSSCL will continue on Monday,November 7, 2016 when Novar Secondary takes on Mahaicony Secondary at Fairfield ground, Mahaicony.last_img read more

Kwara Assembly to Convene Stakeholders Summit on Kwara Utd FC

first_imgHammed Shittu in IlorinPiqued by the dwindling performances of the Kwara State owned team, Kwara United Football Club of Ilorin, the state’s House of Assembly, has directed its relevant standing committee to convene a stakeholders meeting with a view to restoring the club’s lost glory.The committee has been give two weeks to report back to the House. The House gave the directive in its Wednesday’s sitting following a motion on notice on “the Need to Revitalize Kwara United FC” sponsored by the member representing Isin Constituency, Hon Olumide Awolola and co-sponsored by Hon Abdulgafar Ayinla (Ilorin North West) and Hon Abdullahi Danbaba (Kaiama/Kemanji/Wajibe ).The Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu, while reading the resolutions of the House disclosed that the present precarious condition of the state’s darling team was worrisome and required the inputs of all the stakeholders in proffering enduring solutions.The speaker while challenging his colleagues to sponsor football tournaments in their constituencies to discover hidden talents, stressed that youths need to be thoroughly engaged in the bid to revitalize the football club.Hon. Awolola had while raising the motion recalled the glorious days of the team and identified injustice in recruitment of players and technical crew, indiscipline and non indigenisation of its players and coaches as factors that militated against Kwara United’s performance at the national league.The co-sponsors of the motion called for the need to revive school sports and intra-state football competitions to discover hidden talents at the grassroots level to act as feeder team for United.They also called for the involvement of ex-footballers from the state in the management of the club to restore its lost glory.Other members who spoke on the motion, traced the causes of the poor performance of the football club to poor management, lack of sustainable funding template, corruption and advocated total overhaul of its management.The Kwara lawmakers also want a per cent of the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) be earmarked for the club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

William Hill eyes digital expansion through MRG acquisition

first_img GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon FTSE250  bookmaker William Hill Plc is looking to grow its digital footprint and expand its European profile, putting forward a cash offer to acquire Stockholm-listed MRG Group (legacy Mr Green & Co) for a sum equivalent to €271 million. This morning,  William Hill governance offered its opening SEK69 in cash per share to MRG investors, representing a total of SEK2,819m (€270.96m). To date, William Hill has been the only FTSE gambling enterprise to not participate in any M&A activity, which has underlined the global betting sector since 2016.The acceptance period for the offer is expected to commence on or around 10 December and close around 11 January 2019. If approved, the settlement is expected to begin around 17 January. Updating the market, William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock commented: “This proposed acquisition accelerates the diversification of William Hill – immediately making us a more digital and more international business.“MRG will provide William Hill with an international hub in Malta with market entry expertise and strong growth momentum in a number of European countries. William Hill will move from a single brand to a suite of brands that can maximise growth opportunities moving forward in new and existing markets.”The rationale behind the move is to create a strongly positioned combined business with an expanded European footprint in faster-growing online betting and gaming markets, further supported by the existing William Hill Online and retail businesses in the UK and the US.MRG’s online-only business will increase the group’s share of revenue and profits from online as well as from outside the UK, and in the process reduce William Hill’s exposure in the UK.Ulrik Bengtsson, William Hill’s Chief Digital Officer, will be tasked with heading the integration of MRG within the wider group. Bengtsson has a strong track record in Nordic online gaming businesses thanks to his time leading operator Betsson.In the statement, William Hill outlined it would undertake “a careful review of the capabilities and needs of the new combined operations, the optimal structure for future success will be determined”.It adds: “There are currently, before completion of the offer, no decisions on any material changes to MRG’s employees and management or to the existing organisation and operations, including the terms of employment and locations of the business.” Clearly this is subject to review once (and if) the transaction goes through.William Hill has retained Citigroup Global Markets as exclusive financial advisor and corporate broker and Vinge as legal advisor.The full-cash offer remains subject to the acceptance of the shareholders and all relevant regulatory approvals. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more