Theatrical play to open 2013 DOMFESTA celebrations

first_img Tweet Photo credit:FacebookThe 30th Dominica Festival of the Arts (DOMFESTA) celebration will commence on April 26th with a theatrical presentation entitled ‘Desired Will’ by the New Dimension Theatre.The theatrical presentation will be staged at the Arawak House of Culture on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th from 8:00 p.m. nightly. Tickets cost $25.00 and are available at Bulls Eye Pharmacy and group members.Play writer and director, Steve Hyacinth described the play as an “absorbing and thrilling” production with a “pulsating and compelling” story line.Mr Hyacinth told Dominica Vibes News, the play explores the selfish desires, betrayal, rejection and redemption pursued by one man.“The play brings to focus a situation in which the father lived his life in such a way that he pursued his desired will. It appears that he lived an exemplary life, he inspired those around him and he was a family man”.When he died, the things that he desired came into a sharp conflict with his children and his in-laws. His children seemed not to want to walk in his foot step; they had their own goal,” Mr Hyacinth revealed.This plot, the Director believes will create a very “strong” conflict, one rippled with fun and laughter.A total of eleven characters including, Donelle Blackmore, Jerry Coipel, John Liverpool, Ashworth Simon, Monelle Alexis and a number of budding theatre stars will form part of the production. Patrons are asked to be on time as the President of Dominica, His Excellency Eluid Williams will be in attendance on the first night.Desired Will is one of three plays being staged during the DOMFESTA celebrations which run from Friday April 26 to June2nd.The New Dimension Theatre will also be celebrating its 30th anniversary in May.Dominica Vibes News Share Share 48 Views   one commentcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share EntertainmentLocalNews Theatrical play to open 2013 DOMFESTA celebrations by: – April 25, 2013last_img read more

Club ‘seriously’ consider signing Manchester City player, lay down conditions for…

first_imgValencia’s efforts to strengthen their squad were temporarily paralysed following the crisis between general manager Mateu Alemany and the club’s owner Peter Lim. Though it has now been resolved, Los Che’s transfer business, in terms of incomings, hasn’t progressed well.According to Cadena Ser, as relayed by AS, Valencia have turned their attention towards Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala after struggling to sign Alaves’ Víctor Laguardia.Alaves are demanding a €10-12m fee for Laguardia, which Valencia are unwilling to pay. Therefore, Pep Guardiola’s centre-back has emerged as ‘real option’ for them.Mangala’s contract with the Premier League winners runs down in 2020. The Spanish club want the 28-year-old to terminate his contract at the Etihad to sign for Marcelino’s side.Valencia will not be able to meet his current wages and Mangala would have to lower his salary demands to make things work.Manchester City allowed Mangala to go out on loan to Valencia during the 2016/17 season and his return to the club is now ‘seriously’ considered.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

Week 11 NFL picks straight up: Rams overpower Chiefs; Falcons blow out Cowboys

first_imgThe NFL really doesn’t deserve to get this lucky. The league usually deserves what it got this past Monday night and the previous Thursday night: lousy teams paired in prime time, trying to justify the spotlight that randomly fell on them.This week, they get a Super Bowl preview on a Monday night. Chiefs vs. Rams, with identical 9-1 records and losses they should hardly be ashamed of or be asked to apologize for. The Chiefs in New England on a last-second, Tom Brady-led drive? The Rams in the Superdome with Drew Brees in full video-game mode? Everybody should want this to be a preview of Atlanta in February — a Chiefs franchise that has not gone that far in 49 years, and a Rams team that hasn’t carried the banner of LA into the big one in 39 years? Never mind the constellation of stars on the current teams: The ghosts converging on the site will eat up the two-week prelude in one swallow.Until then, though, enjoy Monday night.MORE NFL PREDICTIONS:Week 11 NFL picks against the spreadWeek 11 NFL picks, predictions(All times ET)Green Bay Packers (4-4-1) at Seattle Seahawks (4-5)Thursday, 8:20 p.m., Fox, NFL Network, Amazon PrimeFor all their weaknesses, the Packers are right smack in the middle of the playoff race and the NFC North battle. The Seahawks are left to fight for a wild-card berth, and it’s uphill for them after the aggravatingly close, last-possession losses to the two LA teams over the last two weeks. The Aaron Rodgers-Russell Wilson NFC title game classic, a Seahawks overtime win, seems like a lot longer than four years ago. The Fail Mary, two years earlier, feels a lot more recent.Prediction: Seahawks, 33-28Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) at Baltimore Ravens (4-5)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSThe Joe Flacco health watch is in full force. Keep in mind, though, that even if he has to miss this game and Lamar Jackson steps in, it’s not necessarily permanent; expect the Ravens to ride Flacco to the bitter end, of possibly his time there and that of John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome. This week, though, avenging an earlier loss in Cincinnati and staying in contention is paramount. The Bengals are starting to Bengal. Contrary to popular belief, the return of a coach under whom they had relative success (Hue Jackson) is not a sign of their doom.Prediction: Ravens, 20-16MORE: NFL power rankings for Week 11Houston Texans (6-3) at Washington Redskins (6-3)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSThe two head-scratching-est division leaders so far face each other at FedEx Field, where the fans have every reason not to buy in yet, no matter what their thin-skinned players say. Division titles by default still count in both cases. The Texans have won six straight, are coming off a bye and needed the rest for Deshaun Watson and the rest of the beaten-up players. For Washington, a repeat of the four-turnover defensive performance in Tampa would be welcome, because they might not be able to count on their offense.Prediction: Texans, 23-17Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSThe Jaguars have been spoiling rematches and must-see games on their schedule all season, including the Eagles in London and the Colts last week. This is the biggest letdown yet, though: The Steelers should be showing up with bile to spare after the regular-season and playoff beatdowns last year. Instead, they’ll show up either with Le’Veon Bell and keep the Jaguars in the pits, or without Le’Veon Bell and keep them in the pits.Prediction: Steelers, 35-20Dallas Cowboys (4-5) at Atlanta Falcons (4-5)Sunday, 1 p.m., FoxLast year, the Falcons abused a Cowboys line missing Tyron Smith and sacked Dak Prescott eight times. It’s been speculated that Prescott has not been the same since. The season-saving win in Philadelphia last week still didn’t silence that doubt. The Falcons, meanwhile, tossed away much of the momentum of their three-game win streak with an ugly loss in Cleveland last week. Matt Ryan is having a spectacular season under the circumstances. That should pick up where it left off.Prediction: Falcons, 33-18 Monday, 8:15 p.m., ESPNThis is what everyone’s been waiting for since late September, when they both looked unbeatable. They’ve both lost, but the Chiefs still look more unbeatable with an offense that keeps overcoming their defense’s obvious shortcomings. The Rams’ defense has shown its flaws in recent weeks, too. It comes down to which defense can be trusted more, for the whole game or for any given make-or-break play. That one’s easy — the Rams. Until they prove otherwise, that is.Prediction: Rams, 38-34center_img Carolina Panthers (6-3) at Detroit Lions (3-6)Sunday, 1 p.m., FoxThe Lions can’t protect Matthew Stafford anymore, have no one reliable for him to throw to anymore, and can’t stop anyone on defense, at least not lately. The defense problem is more troublesome; even after getting run out of Pittsburgh last Thursday, Cam Newton and all his weapons are capable of striking fast and striking often. Many are now preaching patience with Matt Patricia, as if the Lions didn’t run off Jim Caldwell after a 9-7 season.Prediction: Panthers, 37-17Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) at New York Giants (2-7)Sunday, 1 p.m., FoxThe schedule is kind to the Giants suddenly; they follow the Monday night comeback win over the 49ers with a home game against a Bucs team that’s lost six of seven after a 2-0, Fitzmagic-led start. If the Giants have, indeed, figured out a way to protect Eli Manning better (they couldn’t have done it worse), they’ll have a chance to put up points, especially on this defense.Prediction: Giants, 23-19Tennessee Titans (5-4) at Indianapolis Colts (4-5)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSThere are more than a few reasons to get absorbed in this game: Marcus Mariota vs. Andrew Luck, Mike Vrabel vs. Frank Reich, two teams turning things around after bad in-season stretches, a three-way division race in which the loser will find itself in significant trouble. Fun stat: Luck has thrown the second-most pass attempts per game in the NFL, and among regular starters, Mariota has thrown the fewest. Appreciate the variety of styles.Prediction: Titans, 29-28 Denver Broncos (3-6) at Los Angeles Chargers (7-2)Sunday, 4:05 p.m., CBSMore proof that it’s now how you start, it’s how you finish: Like the Bucs, the Broncos started 2-0 and have lost six of seven since. Just as the Chargers are lurking just off the radar overall, Philip Rivers is building a stealth MVP case. The Broncos are among the league leaders in finding creative ways to lose, which has only planted Vance Joseph more firmly on the hot seat.Prediction: Chargers, 28-23Oakland Raiders (1-8) at Arizona Cardinals (2-7)Sunday, 4:05 p.m., CBSThis matchup is so bad, it’s a wonder it isn’t on national TV. Derek Carr threw the ball away on fourth down last week, and a gushing pre-draft evaluation of Nathan Peterman by Jon Gruden was uncovered soon after. As for the Cardinals, David Johnson is getting involved the way he should have been earlier this season, Larry Fitzgerald is solidifying his Canton resume, and the results remain the same.Prediction: Cardinals, 27-13Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) at New Orleans Saints (8-1)Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FoxIt’s getting late for the Eagles; that loss to the Cowboys brought the Philly back out in Philly’s fans. If they can incorporate Golden Tate better this week and the rest of the season, it can still be saved. The Saints could still hit a wall before season’s end, but the odds of it happening at home, and against a team that’s struggling to make things click the way they did last year, are slim.Prediction: Saints, 37-20NFL PLAYOFF PICTURE:Chiefs, Steelers match 1-2 punch of Rams, SaintsMinnesota Vikings (5-3-1) at Chicago Bears (6-3)Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBCA good ol’ fashioned, rock-em sock-em, Black and Blue Division slugfest … featuring a pair of quarterbacks in Kirk Cousins and Mitchell Trubisky who are airing it out most weeks, without many other options. The winner claims the lead in the NFC North with six weeks to play. The wild card is the Vikings’ defense, which got Eversen Griffin back and, before their bye, got 10 sacks and gave up just 209 yards to the Lions.Prediction: Bears, 26-24Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) vs. Los Angeles Rams (9-1) in Mexico Citylast_img read more