So what DID I see, you might ask? Well, first there was the all Prokofiev bill, highlighted by Ratmansky’s first ballet for the company as its new artists in residence (stolen out from under Martins’s nose, since Ratmansky had been a frequent guest choreographer at City Ballet and almost wound up in residence there). Ratmansky seems fascinated by reviving and rechoreogaphing lost Soviet “classics,” like his charming “Bright Stream.” “On the Dnieper” proved a kind of bodice ripping melodrama, full (too full, for its length) of plot and incident. That said, Ratmansky has a gift, better seen in his ballets for City Ballet, and “On the Dnieper,” on the night I saw it, was sumptuously danced by Jose Manuel Carreno, Diana Vishneva and, on a slightly more prosaic but still appealing level, Hee Seo.
International research team make astounding discoveryIn 1999, a team of International scientists concluded a five year study that discovered similar genetic markers withing the 65 branches of the Chinese and people of east Africa. This DNA analysis cleared the age old debate between historians and archaeologists who argued over the validity of any genetic relationship between Asians and Africans. Once again science makes a discovery that brings the world one step closer to the revelation that we are all closely related and in fact descendants of one race the human race..
It’s not an all time loss, and a handful of sportsbook operators said it wouldn’t be Top 5 or even Top 10. Jason Simbal, vice president of risk management for CG Technology, said his shops are low to mid six figure losers on Vegas, but that wouldn’t even account for the worst loss this year. That came in the Philadelphia Eagles’ upset of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.Stoneback said MGM’s potential payout is dwarfed by countless NFL weekends he can recall over the years.”We’ve had multiple bigger losses than this, especially on pro football,” he said.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined children from the charities they support on board Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station. The event was hosted by STUDIOCANAL, with support from BAFTA through its BAFTA Kids programme, and before embarking Their Royal Highnesses met the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2. / AFP PHOTO / Chris J RatcliffeCHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: AFP_TF6RN.
The various entities and property owners connected to, or impacted by, the wall collapse remain at odds over who is responsible for the collapse and who should start work on the expensive and prolonged cleanup effort. The legal battle royal has resulted in a cleanup standoff, with each entity afraid or unwilling to take action. Litigation seems inevitable..