Edmondson is known for his roles on the series The Young Ones and Bottom, both of which he co-wrote alongside Rik Mayall. His additional credits include The Supergrass, Blackadder, Jonathan Creek and Holby City. Morrissey returns to the West End after appearing in shows including Acorn Antiques, Guys and Dolls and A Passionate Woman; he is best known for his role as Tony on BBC’s Men Behaving Badly. Jupp has appeared on the small screen in A Young Doctor’s Notebook, The Thick of It and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle; his film credits include Gimsby Chick Lit and The Monuments Men. Webb’s West End credits include Fat Pig and Perfect Nonsense; he is also known for his performance as Jeremy in Peep Show. View Comments Neville’s Island will feature set design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Paul Groothuis and music by Isobel Waller-Bridge. The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Neville’s Island will transfer to the West End. Angus Jackson directs the comedy by Tim Firth. Performances will begin at the Duke of York’s Theatre on October 10. Opening night is set for October 21. Adrian Edmondson will reprise his performance as Gordon from the Chichester run; he is joined by Neil Morrissey as Neville, Miles Jupp as Angus and Robert Webb as Roy. Neville’s Island follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their-depth businessmen on an out-of-control team-building exercise. Shipwrecked in the Lake District and menaced by wildlife, the unlikely explorers battle the elements and each other as corporate bonding descends into a hilarious carnival of squabbling.
Luka Kolovrat, director of the Imotski Tourist Board: Imotski Krajina is recording record numbers this year
Most overnight stays were made by guests from Germany (5.092), Great Britain (1.534) and Sweden (1.451). Currently, Imotski Krajina has 319 accommodation facilities, and in them, according to data from August 21, there are about 1.060 guests. Source / photo: Imotski Tourist Board “The destination is developing, every year in addition to accommodation facilities, restaurants, wineries, taverns, agencies, rental of bicycles, kayaks, quads and the like are opened.”, Explains Kolovrat and adds:”It is our job to develop public tourist facilities such as lookouts, bicycle and hiking trails, a geo-park, to invest even more funds in all forms of promotion, events and the like. In a year or two, we will launch a destination quality management system.” “This season is very good. Last year we had a total of 73.830 overnight stays, and this year 25.8. we have already passed the figure of 80.000 overnight stays. We hope to reach the number of 100.000 overnight stays this year, which was science fiction for us a few years ago.”, Kolovrat pointed out and added that they currently have 319 accommodation facilities, of which about 250 are holiday homes. “I don’t think we have reached the maximum yet because it is an area of 700 square kilometers. Part of the facilities will be regulated by the market and trends over time.”Concluded Kolovrat. When we look at the cumulative results in the first 6 months, Imotski Krajina was visited by 2.806 guests (20 percent more than the same period last year) who realized 14.927 overnight stays (57 percent more than last record year). It’s last year Split-Dalmatia County received the first tourist board in the area of ”Imota”. It is a project by which the tourist offer in the Imotski region has been united, and thus it has become more easily accessible to many tourists, who in recent years have been discovering the natural beauties of the Imotski region in increasing numbers. The Imotski Tourist Board includes nine local self-government units. Director Luka Kolovrat explains how, thanks to the unification, one can now think about the whole destination. “For example, we have made a strategy for the development of the entire region and are now working on bike paths. Before joining, we could only do the trail in Imotski, which is irrelevant, and now we are doing 13 trails with a total of 375 kilometers”, Kolovrat points out. The Tourist Board is very satisfied with the tourist indicators of the first half of the year. The Imotski region records a significant increase in arrivals and overnight stays. June was especially rich in tourism, when they recorded 1.657 arrivals (25 percent more than in June last year) and 10.982 overnight stays (as much as 77 percent more than last year).
Indianapolis, IN—The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that it is committed to holding the 104 running of the Indy 500 on August 23 this year, but will be limiting attendance to 50% capacity. IMS says it is working on specific details and finalizing numbers in the next few weeks.
Thousands of fans stayed away from Sunday’s Barclays Premier League defeat by Tottenham at St James’ Park in protest at the way the sportswear Tycoon is running the club, with the official attendance of 47,427 – the capacity of the stadium is in excess of 52,000 – understood to include many season ticket holders who did not attend. Protesters are calling for a repeat when Swansea head for Tyneside on Saturday, but Mark Jensen, editor of online fanzine www.themag.co.uk, fears longer-term consequences. Last week’s revelation that the club banked in excess of £34million as well as recording a profit of £18.7million for the last financial year has simply served to increase anger among fans, who have seen a squad assembled on a budget struggle to compete during the second half of the current campaign, and not for the first time in recent years. They have not been placated by head coach John Carver’s insistence that there will be investment during the summer, and an increasingly vocal lobby are demanding that Ashley sells up. Jensen said: “When you see the benefits that he’s getting, as well as now profits in each of the last four years and the way that the TV income is going, to those people who say, ‘Why isn’t there a buyer? There isn’t one’ – why wouldn’t there be a buyer? “The climate of Premier League football has totally changed due to these TV deals, and so if you have got a sustainable Premier League club, especially one with the third biggest attendances, at the right price – and with a willing seller – there is definitely a buyer out there.” In the meantime, Carver faces the task of attempting to end a run of six successive league defeats, which has left the club just seven points clear of the drop zone, against the Swans. He said: “I think there’s enough experience to deal with it, yes. But we have got to stop losing players, though, sendings-off, injury…” Former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd has called on fans to get behind the club, saying a boycott was the last thing the players needed. Ashley’s predecessor told Sky Sports News: “I’m really worried, but I think a boycott’s not going to be the answer. I don’t think it helps anybody. “We need to get behind John Carver and the team. Doing a boycott isn’t going to help that team. They’re lacking confidence and they need every supporter behind them.” Shepherd backed Ashley to instigate a “big change” at St James’ Park in the close-season. “Mike Ashley’s a very clever guy,” the former Magpies chief added. “There’s no doubt about it – he’s a great businessman, so he knows what he’s doing. “I think in the summer you’ll see a big change in Newcastle because he’ll not want his assets to depreciate, so I’m confident he’s going to come out in the summer and spend some money and get some players in.” Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has been warned he risks creating a lost generation of supporters if he fails to invest in the club. Press Association Jensen, who himself stayed away from Sunday’s game, said: “I feel sorry for young people, what they are watching now and this lack of ambition. At least when I was young, the team might have been rubbish and we were going nowhere, but it was exciting to be on the terraces. “There was so much more wrapped up in it, whereas now if the football is rubbish, I’m not quite sure what the lure is. “That’s a long-term danger. Whether Mike Ashley is here in the future or not, there’s a danger that you are turning all these people off Newcastle United and going to the match, especially with the rival attraction of being able to watch it in your local pub.” Unofficial estimates have put the actual attendance for the 3-1 defeat by Spurs at significantly lower than 47,000, although some have seemed wildly optimistic. However, there is little doubt that those who answered calls for a boycott made an impact. Jensen said: “I thought it was a massive success. Comparing it with the walk-out at the end of last season, basically it’s always going to be symbolic. “It’s not going to bring Mike Ashley to his knees, but to have thousands and thousands of people, or whatever figure you want to put on it, who have already paid for something not going to the match… “Imagine thousands of people going to Tesco or Sainsbury’s and buying £30 worth of shopping and saying, ‘Hang on a second, I’m not happy, you can have your shopping back’. It’s a massive statement.”
26 October 2011South African internet users have embraced social media as a core pillar of their online activity, a new study finds. MXit and Facebook have the most user numbers, while Twitter has seen the most dramatic growth in social networking in the past year.The study, entitled “South African Social Media Landscape 2011”, was released this week by social media monitoring firm Fuseware and researchers World Wide Worx.“The question of how many South Africans use each of the major social networks comes up so often, it became a priority for us to pin down the numbers,” Fuseware MD and report co-author Michal Wronski said in a statement this week.“The data was collected through a combination of Fuseware’s analysis of social network databases, information provided directly by social networks, and World Wide Worx’s consumer market research.”Personalities driving Twitter growthAn analysis of Fuseware’s extensive database of Twitter usage, in conjunction with World Wide Worx’s consumer market research, shows that there were 1.1-million Twitter users in South Africa in mid-2011 – a 20-fold increase in a little more than a year.“One of the drivers of growth of Twitter is the media obsession with the network,” said World Wide Worx MD and report co-author Arthur Goldstuck. “Most radio and TV personalities with large audiences are engaged in intensive campaigns to drive their listeners and viewers to both Twitter and Facebook.“The former, coming off a very low base, is therefore seeing the greatest growth.”As in the global environment, not all Twitter users are active users, with only 40% tweeting, but probably as many simply watching, following and using it as a breaking news service.MXit remains most popularMXit remains the most popular social network in South Africa, with approximately 10-million active users. Its demographic mix runs counter to the popular media image of MXit as a teen-dominated environment, with no less than 76% of the male user base of MXit and 73% of female users aged 18 or over.A surprising finding emerged from analysis of Facebook data, which shows that of approximately 4.2-million Facebook users in South Africa (by August 2011), only 3.2-million had visited the site in the year-to-date.“This is partly a factor of many users moving on once the novelty of the site had worn off, as well as a result of the fickle nature of the youth market,” said Wronski.The study also found BlackBerry Messenger to be the fastest growing network in South Africa in the second half of 2011.“Once BBM picked up significant traction in private schools, for example, many teenagers who had previously flocked to Facebook opted for BBM’s greater immediacy.”Business owners using LinkedInWhile LinkedIn, aimed at professional users, also reached the 1.1-million mark, it came off a far higher base – but still saw 83% growth of South African users from 2010 to 2011. Of these, 112 000 or 10% are business owners.Consumer research analysed in the report revealed that future intention of usage of most social networks is strongly related to age – the younger the user, the greater the intention of usage.“This is only one of many micro-trends shaping social networking,” said Goldstuck. “MXit, Facebook and BBM statistics illustrate, for example, that as social networks become more mainstream, their penetration within all age ranges deepens.“This, in turn, will result in the continual flattening of the age curve as social networks mature.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Durant didn’t practice with the Warriors on Tuesday, and he has yet to get on the court for a structured session since getting injured May 8 in Game 5 against the Houston Rockets. Durant was set to some work on the court later Tuesday at the practice facility.Guard Klay Thompson practiced two days after sustaining a mild strain to his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2. He is listed as questionable for Game 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe best-of-seven series with the Toronto Raptors is tied at 1-all.Thompson said his discomfort Tuesday was bearable — “the pain level wasn’t too crazy at all.” Revengeful Pasig Chooks, Balanga to go all out in Moscow Challenger Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant watches during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will take the floor once more without two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, counting on their depth and home court to carry them as they try to inch closer to a three-peat.Durant is out for Game 3 of the finals on Wednesday night, still not ready to return for the two-time defending champions as he works back from a strained right calf suffered during the Western Conference semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT All that after he had been out with a torn left quadriceps muscle sustained in Game 2 of the first round against the Clippers. Cousins didn’t even make his season debut until Jan. 18 at the Clippers following a nearly yearlong absence while recovering from surgery for a torn left Achilles tendon.RAPTORS SHOOTINGToronto went just 35 for 94 (37.2 in Game 2, compared to 50.6% while winning the series opener, including 11 of 38 from 3-point range. The Raptors’ missed shots and defensive stops are exactly what the Warriors count on to get out into their push-the-pace transition game.“It’s always a game of rhythm a little bit and you have to watch what’s happening. As you know, we talk a lot about our shot spectrum, the shots we’re trying to get,” Nurse said. “We have to get a certain amount of paint touches. We have to get the ball side to side. Those are things you just have to keep an eye on. I think we just had some lulls in those three areas in Game 2.”The Raptors were outscored 18-0 to start the third — “the quarter from hell” as Nurse called it — and that all but did them in before a late rally that fell short.GOLDEN DEPTHKerr prepares his role players all season to be ready for moments on the big stage — because Kerr was one of the backups in his day. At home, Quinn Cook, who scored nine points with three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, regularly resumes his shooting routine moments after the final buzzer sounds.With all the injuries, all the Warriors must be ready to contribute.“The way that we play, everybody feels involved on both ends of the floor and has an opportunity to impact the game, not necessarily scoring every possession but just playing within the flow and sharing the ball, moving, playing unselfishly,” Stephen Curry said. “Just a style where everybody is going to get touches and you just have to be confident and aggressive. So again, day to day it’s just whoever is healthy. Be ready to go, compete, have fun doing it. Whoever is out there on the floor, just feel like you can help us win the game.” Don’t mind Kawhi Leonard’s limp. Like Thompson, little will keep Toronto’s star guard off the court on the NBA’s biggest stage. Not with no more than five games left.“A hundred percent,” Leonard said of his health. “I’m on the floor. There are no excuses. Everybody knows everyone’s banged up, bruised up at this moment.”Leonard is averaging 30.9 points this postseason.BOX-AND-ONE?Raptors coach Nick Nurse was still hearing about his move to use an old school box-and-one with Fred VanVleet on Curry.“In ninth grade a team played one against me,” Kerr joked. “Very proud to announce that. I had a box-and-one, just like Steph.”“Yeah, I know, everybody’s making fun of me for it, right?” Nurse quipped.COUSINS’ IMPACTDeMarcus Cousins shined during his first NBA Finals start and just the fourth postseason game of his career.The big man had 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots over 28 minutes while playing in foul trouble in the 109-104 Game 2 win Sunday. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It will be a game-time decision. But for me personally, it would be hard to see me not playing. Hopefully, I’ll feel much better tomorrow and be a go for tipoff,” Thompson said.Along with Durant, Golden State is also down backup big man Kevon Looney. He suffered a non-displaced cartilage fracture on the right side of his collarbone area and will miss the remainder of the finals.“He’s had such a great season, such a great postseason run,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Fortunately it won’t affect his future, but it’s a big loss for us.”Here are some things to watch for going into Game 3:KAWHI SORE? 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