President departs Dublin for historic UK State visit

first_img Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Pinterest President departs Dublin for historic UK State visit Facebook Facebook News WhatsApp Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder center_img President Michael D. Higgins has left Dublin to travel to the United Kingdom for his official State visit – the first ever by an Irish President.He starts his official engagements in London tomorrow morning.The government jet, carrying the President, his wife Sabina – and the Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and his wife Carol – left Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnell just after 4pm.Speaking before he left, President Higgins said he hoped State visits between the two countries would become common.”My wish is not only for their to be more visits at the highest level, but that Irish people and people who live in our neighbours come to visit each other more” he said.”It should be something that happens very naturally and I think it will happen” he added. Previous articleCllr calls on HSE to place ambulance base in FalcarraghNext articleMc Hugh says he believes diabetes meeting will make real progress News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – April 7, 2014 Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

Nancy Opel Will Star in Curvy Widow at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre

first_img Nancy Opel is set to star in the new musical comedy Curvy Widow off-Broadway. With a book by Bobby Goldman and a score by Drew Brody, the show is directed by Peter Flynn. Curvy Widow will begin performances at the Westside Theatre on July 20 and officially open on August 3. The cast also features Andrea Bianchi, Aisha de Haas, Elizabeth Ward Land, Ken Land, Alan Muraoka and Chris Shyer. Following a popular premiere at North Carolina Stage Company, the show is playing a limited engagement at New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse through May 21. Opel originated the lead role at NCSC and is currently headlining the GSP engagement. She received a Tony Award nomination in 2002 for her performance in Urinetown. Her other Broadway credits include Honeymoon in Vegas, Beautiful, Cinderella, Memphis, Fiddler on the Roof, Ring Round the Moon, Triumph of Love, Getting Away with Murder, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice, Anything Goes and Evita.Based on a true story, Curvy Widow follows the daily exploits of a feisty fifty-something whose adventures inspire laughter and reveal truths about life, love and sex. From surviving hilarious first dates to her intimate rendezvous, this widow navigates her way through it all with humor and perseverance. Featuring a brilliant cast of best friends, a dead husband and a myriad of potential suitors, Curvy learns what it means to start life over in the modern age.The production will feature scenic design by Rob Bissinger, costume design by Brian Hemesath, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Ryan Rumery and M. Florian Staab. Andrew Sotomayor serves as musical director with orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Wayne Barker.Get a first look at Curvy Widow below! View Comments Nancy Opel(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Related Showscenter_img Curvy Widow Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 5, 2017last_img read more

Raytheon to Build Additional SPY-6 Radars for the US Navy

first_imgRaytheon will build two additional shipsets of SPY-6 radars under a $250 million contract for the US Navy. The SPY-6 is a family of next-generation, integrated air and missile defense radars that scale to meet mission requirements of any ship. The company is now contracted to deliver a total of nine radar shipsets to DDG-51 Flight III destroyers.SPY-6 delivers significantly enhanced range and sensitivity (compared to legacy sensors), and gives geographically dispersed ships the ability to share and act on sensor data in ways never before possible. This radar gives the Navy unprecedented operational flexibility to defend against ballistic and cruise missiles as well as advanced surface and air threats.Since its inception in January 2014, the SPY-6 program has met all 20 milestones, ahead of or on schedule. The radar has a track record of performance, demonstrating its multi-mission capabilities against an array of single and multiple, simultaneous targets throughout the Navy’s extensive testing program.Now in production at Raytheon’s advanced Radar Development Facility, AN/SPY-6(V) remains on schedule for delivery to the first DDG 51 Flight III, the future USS Jack H Lucas (DDG 125). The first delivery of AN/SPY-6(V)2 to LHA-8, the America Class Amphibious Assault Ship, is on plan for 2021.last_img read more