With its ultra-catchy score, fabulous dance numbers and incredible performances, Broadway’s Kinky Boots is always a party. And the Saturday matinee on January 20 was super special as the Tony-winning Best Musical marked its 2,000th Broadway performance. We can’t even begin to imagine how many shoes and sequins the superb production has gone through since it opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013. A whole lot of amazing Lolas and Charlies have rocked the crimson kicks. J. Harrison Ghee and Scissors Sisters’ Jake Shears snapped a fun shot at the end of the Saturday matinee with the audience. Here’s to many more performances full of saying yeah, raising it up and encouraging audiences to strut their stuff! Check out the photo, and then catch Kinky Boots for yourself! View Comments J. Harrison Ghee & Jake Shears(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Kinky Boots Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019
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Is the Church of England taking a consistent moral line over gay marriage? At one level it would be nice to think so. While I do not share the church’s opposition to same-sex marriage, no one is truly comfortable with tales of parents feigning faith to obtain a church school place for their children. And as the established church, people of little or no faith expect the CofE to deliver the ceremonial venues and figures of English public life as if the church were a bit like the National Trust – there just to keep bits of England looking and feeling the same. Too often, I think, the CofE’s moderate position, as compared with some churches, is mistaken for a lack of conviction or theological coherence among practising Anglicans. Viewed like this, there is nothing wrong with the CofE taking a view. But there are reasons why it sounds wrong. It does not chime with the way I have seen the church approach marriage. I am thinking of the way the CofE has tended to handle weddings in general. The church contends that the proposed law would compel parish vicars to perform same-sex weddings, even if the vicar disagreed with same-sex marriage (based on the current right of all to be married in their local parish church), Thinking about the 25-plus Anglican weddings I have attended as an adult, I can in fact think of only one that was held in the couple’s local parish church. Of course many were marrying (after years of cohabitation) at a church near the bride’s parents’ home, but still, one needs the connivance of a vicar, or the official permission of the CofE, to do that. Even for a bride who has not lived at her parents’ home for a decade or more, the fact that the couple are often not practising Christians is another reason to seek a non-local venue. Or, also known, the ethos of their local parish church does not best match their faith, so the church to which they have ties – and where they choose to worship – is two miles, not two streets, away. So the CofE’s connivance or permission in varying the ‘parish church’ scenario is routine. But this most elastic of ‘rules’ is now being held up as a show-stopper for a piece of equal rights legislation. But the objection does not reflect practice. It is clearly common for couples marrying in a CofE church or chapel to seek out a venue that suits the serious commitment they are making for matters of faith, geography, emotional ties, aesthetics, practicality or theological sympathies – or a combination of some or all of these considerations. (On the evidence of my circle, the couple have mostly not disappointed the church’s expectation of their commitment – of the 25, I can currently list only one divorce.) It comes down to this – I cannot honestly see why same-sex couples, planning a Christian marriage ceremony, will behave any differently. Is it honestly the CofE’s official contention that a gay Christian seeks out and joins a congregation who will be viscerally antipathetic to their sexuality? Or that anyone, of whatever sexuality, wishes to have their promise, ‘all that I have I share with you, all that I am I give to you’, blessed by a vicar who they know to be opposed to their union? For church and state – subtly wedded as they are in this country – surely it is possible to find a way to make the proposed legislation work?
Conveyancers are handling 55% more property transactions a year than they were in 2012, according to sector research on productivity levels.Search company Search Acumen’s first productivity index shows that the average number of completed transactions per conveyancer rose from 71 in 2012 to 110 last year.The figures equate to conveyancers completing one transaction every 2.4 working days in 2015, compared with one transaction every 3.5 days in 2012.However, despite the leap in productivity levels, Search Acumen says the data suggests productivity growth slowed significantly following the Financial Conduct Authority’s mortgage market review in April 2014.The index states that the biggest surge in conveyancers’ workload was between 2013 and 2014, when productivity jumped from 85 transactions a year per conveyancer to 109. Between 2012 and 2015, there was a 7% decrease in the number of conveyancers. The biggest decrease happened between 2012 and 2013. However, over the same three-year period, the combined total of purchase and sales transactions increased by 44%.Search Acumen director Andrew Lloyd said: ‘Conveyancers have achieved something truly spectacular in terms of productivity. An average increase of 11 transactions per person each year is a result that most other UK industries, especially those in the services sector, will envy.‘However, many conveyancers are undoubtedly feeling the pressure of the extra workload and many firms have been working flat out to handle the rising number of transactions we have seen since 2012.’In less positive news, the Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed that email hacks of conveyancing transactions are the most common cybercrime in the legal sector, with £7m worth of client losses reported in the last year.Three-quarters of cybercrimes reported to the regulator in the last 12 months have been some form of ‘Friday afternoon’ fraud.SRA chief executive Paul Phillip said: ‘It is the job of [law] firms to take steps to protect themselves and their clients’ money. That means training staff and staying vigilant, as well as maintaining up-to-date technology protections.’Phillip recommended that people avoid sharing bank details over email, or transferring money before confirming the source of any request.
Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Visiting Cuban Medical Professional Dies Suddenly by: – May 7, 2020 Share Tweet Share 208 Views no discussions Yoet Michel Ramos CorderoA member of the Cuban medical team, which arrived in Dominica on March 29th, has died.Yoet Michel Ramos Cordero, a 42-year-old man collapsed suddenly on Monday evening.The cause of death has not been revealed but the details shared by the island’s Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre are that he had just completed an incubation cycle to rule out Covid19.Dr McIntyre said on Wednesday evening, “He completed two weeks of quarantine in Portsmouth after which he was assigned to the Covid Isolation Unit at the [Dominica-China Friendship] Hospital where he worked from April 16-20.”After completing that week schedule, Dr McIntyre said further, “He again did another two weeks quarantine which is the normal protocol.”Cordero was due to begin work at the Accident & Emergency Department on Tuesday when he collapsed.“It was a very sad day for the Cuban brigade as well as for Dominica,” Dr McIntyre said. “For this we extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to the people of the Republic of Cuba.
Mikel Merino has been linked with several La Liga clubs for some time now. The Newcastle United player found himself out of the team after injury last season and, if the Spanish claims are correct, that would have encouraged him to look elsewhere.The clubs most linked with taking Merino from Newcastle have been Real Betis, Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Sociedad. All were said to be making offers to the player and the ones who got his word would then try and find a deal with Rafael Benitez’s club.In Spain the slant has been that Merino will be returning to Spain, it’s just a question of which club he’ll be signing for.Mundo Deportivo now sound confident on behalf of Real Sociedad. It’s stated the club have ‘advanced negotiations’ to sign the player and Athletic have pulled away.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Spanish newspaper states Euskal Telebista, a regional Basque station have reported: ‘The negotiations between the parties are very advanced after the approaches that have taken place in recent hours.’A transfer fee is estimated at around €12m and Real Sociedad hope they can move forward in the next week.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDash Living Hong KongExpat’s Favorite – Fully Serviced Studio from HK$10,000 / moDash Living Hong KongUndo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.asiaUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndo