On the Town Celebrates the Reopening of Broadway’s Lyric Theatre

first_img On the Town Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 View Comments Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves and the cast of On the Town had a helluva time in Times Square on September 19! The stars celebrated the official reopening of the Lyric Theatre (previously known as the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the Hilton Theatre and most recently the Foxwoods Theatre) with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Producers Howard and Janet Kagan also joined the cast for the event. Love the t-shirts, guys! Head to the newly renovated Lyric Theatre to see On the Town beginning September 20! Related Showslast_img read more

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Lacson sees ‘pattern of overpricing’ in purchase of COVID-19 equipment

first_imgMANILA – There was allegedly a pattern of overpricing in the Department of Health’s (DOH) procurement of medical equipment to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Thursday, Sen. Panfilo Lacson slammed the DOH for supposedly taking advantage of the situation to satisfy their greed.“I think there should be a day of reckoning on all these because seizing an opportunity out of a crisis is a good thing when you do it for country. But to seize an opportunity for self-aggrandizement out of a crisis as big as the COVID-19 pandemic, I think that’s the height of callousness and greed,” Lacson said.“They could all come up with all sorts of reasons. But at the end of the day, we see a pattern of overpricing. If it’s only one item then probably it’s been overlooked, they can reason out a different supplier or manufacturer but it’s a pattern,” he added.Lacson also said that the swabbing system bought by DOH was twice the price procured by the private sector.“You cannot avoid being compared sa procurement price ng private sector. Bakit kapag ang government ang nagpo-procure hindi lang mahal, halos doble pa ‘yung presyo and we are operating on a very limited resources?” he said.During a Senate inquiry earlier this week, Lacson questioned the DOH for purchasing COVID-19 testing machines and swabbing kits for more than twice the price of similar equipment bought by private companies.A private company bought nucleic acid extractors needed to process coronavirus tests for P1.75 million each, while the DOH got the machines for P4 million each, Lacson said.DOH secretary Francisco Duque III, however, said they chose the P4-million equipment because other brands were not compatible with United States-manufactured machines in Philippine laboratories./PNlast_img read more

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Bandits terrorise La Jalousie family

first_imgA West Coast Demerara (WCD) family is left traumatised after four unmasked bandits, all armed, barged into their business and terrorised them before taking off with an undisclosed sum of cash and other items. Guyana Times understands that the robbery took place sometime around 12:10h on Saturday at a grocery shop at Lot 26 La Jalousie Public Road, WCD. The owner, businessman Bhupaul Panday, was in the shop with his wife, son and daughter along with two customers when the bandits pounced on them.It was reported that the perpetrators tied up the six individuals with duct tape as they ransack the premises in search of valuables.A relative related to this newspaper that the men stormed the shop, all armed with handguns, and kicked down the door to gain entry behind the counter. The men immediately began ripping out the electronics in the house including the computers, the DVR attached to the surveillance camera and the phone lines.“They just walked in and kick down the door… and start ripping off all the electronics in the house and beat up the people them,” the relative stated.They then began to terrorise the family, asking for money and other valuables, the relative noted. The bandits then duct-taped the four Panday family and the two customers as they searched the house for whatever valuables they could get their hands on. However, they kept on hitting the owners, demanding more money and jewellery.“They took a bunch of things with them, personal items and so on but they keep hitting the people them, as if what they were taking weren’t enough. They wanted more,” the relative noted.After some time, the four bandits realised time was running out and so made good their escape.This newspaper understands that the men were able to take with them phone cards, laptops, cash and jewellery.Police sources also confirmed that the perpetrators managed to get hold of the businessman’s hand and shot guns, which they also took with them.According to the relative, after fleeing from the shop, the bandits jumped into two awaiting cars: “These two cars were seen pulling off from in front of the shop and heading towards Vreed-en-Hoop side,” the relative disclosed.The Police were alerted and immediately launched an investigation. Police ranks in D Division (West Demerara) have since confirmed to Guyana Times that two persons have been arrested and are in custody assisting with investigations.However, this newspaper could not confirm whether those persons arrested were among the four bandits who barged in and terrorised the Panday family and their two customers.Meanwhile, the victims had to be taken for medical attention as a result of the beating they suffered.last_img read more

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