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Tickets Now Available for Night is a Room Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Night Is a Room Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 20, 2015 Tickets are now on sale to see Broadway alums Bill Heck, Dagmara Dominczyk and Ann Dowd in Night is a Room off-Broadway. The world premiere from Naomi Wallace is directed by Bill Rauch and scheduled to play through December 20, with opening night set for November 22 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Liana (Dominczyk) and Marcus (Heck) have a marriage others envy. Doré (Dowd) has grown accustomed to an isolated existence in her modest flat. After a surprise reunion on Marcus’s 40th birthday, their worlds are shattered by an unexpected turn of events.The production features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever and sound design by Leah Gelpe.last_img read more


Landslide, floods from monsoon rains kill at least 41 in India, Nepal

first_imgTopics : In the western Indian state of Gujarat, 14 people have died in the last two days in various incidents related to heavy rains and flooding, said officials at the State Emergency Response Centre.Rains in Gujarat are 10% higher than the long-period average, according to the local government. The state’s desert area of Kutch received rainfall that was 3-1/2 times higher than the average.More heavy to very heavy rains are expected in several parts of the state over the next two days, according to the India Meteorological Department.In Odisha state to the east, floods have killed at least 17 people in the past week, displaced thousands and affected more than half a million people, officials said. A landslide and floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 41 people in Nepal and India in the past week, officials said on Monday, as the annual monsoon season enters its final stretch after claiming hundreds of lives in South Asia.Ten people, including four children, were killed after a landslide buried five houses in remote west Nepal on Sunday, a Home Ministry official said.At least 269 people have died in mostly mountainous Nepal this year in landslides and floods, while another 76 people are missing. The monsoon season that began around June in South Asia ends in September.center_img Hundreds have died in the northeastern state of Assam and neighboring Bangladesh this monsoon.last_img read more


South African business schools get top rating

first_imgRay Maota The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business is rated the best business school in Africa and the Middle East. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) Professor Walter Baets, director of UCT’s GSB, believes the rating is testimony to the quality of the programme and the impact it has on the students. (Image: UCT GSB) MEDIA CONTACTS • University of Cape Town Graduate    School of Business  +27 21 406 1922 • University of Stellenbosch Business School  +27 21 918 4114 • Wits University Business School  +27 11 717 3600 RELATED ARTICLES • UCT MBA among world’s best • SA women lead the way in science • HIV vaccine breaks new ground • UCT business school tops again South Africa’s business schools have been rated tops in the Africa and the Middle East category in a recent global survey, with Cape Town’s institution taking first place and another two placed in the top five.The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) took the title of best business school in Africa and the Middle East in the latest Quacquarelli-Symonds Global 200 Business Schools Report, which rates institutions across the globe according to MBA employers’ and recruiters’ views.The University of Stellenbosch’s Business School came third in the ratings and the University of the Witwatersrand Business School was placed fifth.The American University in Cairo was in second place and the Suliman S Olayan School of Business in Beirut came fourth.UCT GSB among the best in worldThe MBA programme offered by UCT’s GSB is also ranked 60th in the world, according to the Financial Times’ Global MBA Top 100 Ranking, and is the only institution in Africa to make the list.The Financial Times is an international daily newspaper circulated in 24 countries across the globe. It was launched in 1888.Professor Walter Baets, director of the GSB, said: “The UCT GSB is delighted about this ranking. Once again it testifies to the high quality of our programmes, the remarkable impact we have on students and the exceptional quality of our MBA in particular.”Baets said the rating also shows the quality of students the institution produces, while also taking into consideration that it is in an emerging economy characterised by complexities and diversity.UCT’s MBA programme is offered as a one-year, full-time course or in modules which can be done over two years.Nineteen percent of participants are local females, 48% local males and 33% are international students.Most of those who embark on the programme earn an average salary of R50 000 (US$6000) per month.Cherry Burchell, marketing manager at UCT’s GSB, said: “This ranking will go a long way towards expanding the belief that the GSB is the most desirable business school in South Africa as well as on the continent, particularly when put together with the school’s National Research Foundation ratings, Financial Times rankings and Equis accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development.”Burchell also feels that the positive ratings of the three South African schools’ MBA programmes will see an influx of international students coming to do the course in the country.Growing in stature year on yearThe University of Stellenbosch’s Business School has shown year-on-year improvements in the ratings, being placed fifth in 2010 and third this year.The MBA offered by this school also offers the programme in one-year, full-time and two-year module formats.It consists of 26% local females, 62% local males and 12% international students.Those in the programme earn an average salary of R50 000 ($6000) per month and have about 11-years’ working experience.Professor John Powell, director of Stellenbosch’s Business School, said: “We are very proud to have been selected in a report that rates business schools worldwide focusing solely on MBA employers’ and recruiters’ views of MBA graduates, as it benchmarks us against the best in the world.”The business school started with just 14 MBA students in 1964. Some of its distinguished alumni include Vodacom CEO Pieter Uys and Ras Myburgh, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore.Former students of the University of Stellenbosch’s Business School have praised the programme.Lucas Kondowe, manager at Deloitte and Touche in the US, said: “The US is the most competitive country in the world. My MBA prepared me to excel in such an environment.” Kondowe received his MBA in 2003.Dr Marise Heyns, a teaching fellow at Queens University in the UK, added: “My MBA empowered me with the knowledge to expand my instinctive approach to management. It enabled me to develop strategic vision not only for various types of organisations, but also for me personally.”She received her MBA in 2000.last_img read more


Summons issued to Goa BJP Vice-President Anil Hoble in dowry case

first_imgA Panaji court on Friday directed that a summons be issued to Goa BJP Vice-President Anil Hoble to appear in court on January 12 to face trial for allegedly grievously assaulting and injuring his daughter-in-law, besides harassing her parents with persistent dowry demands. The summons was issued by Panaji Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Vijayalaxmi Shivolkar.The court has also summoned the other two co-accused, Mr. Hoble’s wife Sandhya and son Milind. Mr. Hoble is also Chairman of OBC Corporation.Also Read  The victim on Friday moved an application before the JMFC seeking to assist the prosecution during the trial.Acting on a complaint filed by Suchitra Shirodkar, mother of the victim, over the alleged harassment and torture that was being meted out to her daughter, the Women Police in Panaji on July 12 this year booked Mr. Hoble, his wife Sandhya and son Milind under Sections 498-A, 323, 506(ii) read with Section 34 of Indian Penal Code and Sections 3 & 4 of Dowry Prevention Act. They were all chargesheeted on November 10.Also Read Goa court seeks police reply in dowry case  Meanwhile, in a related development, drawing the attention of the Excise Commissioner that as per the amendment to Rule 90 of the Goa Excise Duty Rules notified by a notification dated August 4, 2016, no Excise licence can be granted to a person against whom a criminal case is registered.Lawyer of the complainants, Adv. Rodrigues, on Friday pointed out that on July 12 Sandhya Hoble along with her husband Anil and son Milind were booked by the North Goa Women Police under Sections 498-A, 323, 506 (ii) read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3 & 4 of the Dowry Prevention Act and that they have now been even chargesheeted.Stating that the continuance of the Excise licences issued to Sandhya Hoble is now in rank violation of the law, Adv. Rodrigues has sought that the now illegal licences be forthwith revoked. Dowry case against Goa BJP leader: show cause notice to policewomanlast_img read more