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  • Watch Denzel Washington Talk Hanging Picking Up Tips From Original Raisin Star Sidney Poitier

    first_img Related Shows View Comments A Raisin in the Sun Hollywood superstar and Tony winner Denzel Washington is about to begin performances in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s all-American classic play A Raisin in the Sun, so stopped by The Tonight Show to talk about the “actors medium” that is theater. Washington is playing the role that Oscar winner Sidney Poitier originated on the Great White Way back in 1959, and revealed to Jimmy Fallon that he had been “hanging out at his [Poitier’s] house a little bit,” picking up some tips. The stage and screen star also had the audience in stitches as he described how it’s essential to “keep going” in theater no matter what. After hearing Washington’s anecdote of how he made a show go on one night, we have a feeling that any doorknobs featured in Raisin at the Barrymore Theatre will be triply checked. Take a look at what he had to say below. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 15, 2014last_img read more

  • Mexico, Arizona tunnel discovered with marijuana

    first_imgBy Dialogo March 05, 2012 MEXICO CITY – Mexican and U.S. authorities discovered on March 1 a tunnel leading into the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona that contained 240 kilograms (529 pounds) of marijuana. While conducting an investigation in a residential area of Nogales, Arizona police found a tunnel of some 60 meters (197 feet) long running under the international border, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. Mexican Federal police and U.S. agents simultaneously entered the tunnel, which connects Nogales, Sonora, Mexico to Nogales, Arizona. The tunnel was allegedly “used to transport illegal drugs to the United States,” as evidenced by “22 bundles of marijuana, with a combined weight” of 240 kilograms discovered inside, Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Security said. Since 1999, authorities have found at least 155 illegal tunnels under different parts of the lengthy U.S.-Mexico border. Officials say smugglers use the tunnels to bring people and drugs into the United States. [AFP, 03/02/2012; Univision.com, 03/02/2012]last_img read more

  • Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez, 27th pick

    first_imgThe Lakers made two moves on Tuesday that strongly established the direction of their rebuilding project. They untethered themselves from of one of the team’s most expensive contracts, while dealing a young player who received mixed reviews about his development and maturity.Shortly after Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka began negotiating with the Indiana Pacers for forward Paul George, the Lakers traded third-year guard D’Angelo Russell and veteran center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.The move gave the Lakers significant salary cap relief and enough room to sign two max-contract players in the 2018 offseason when George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook might become available in free agency. While Mozgov had three years remaining on his $48 million contract, Russell had one more season on his rookie contract worth $5.5 million with a team option for $7 million the following season.Russell’s departure highlights the Lakers’ complicated feelings about his development after selecting him with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOn one hand, Russell averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, numbers that only Johnson matched as a Laker in his sophomore season. On the other hand, several people in the Lakers organization had become increasingly frustrated with the lack of substantial improvement in his attitude and work habits. On a more practical level, the Lakers dealt Russell, 21, partly to accommodate the strong likelihood they will draft UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in Thursday’s draft.Despite the Lakers’ mixed feelings about Russell, one of his former teammates offered public support. Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. tweeted out a photo of him from last year’s Las Vegas Summer League when he mimicked Russell’s “ice-in-my-veins” gesture, pointing at the veins of his left forearm the way Russell would do after making a key shot.Mozgov, 30, provided modest production (7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds) before eventually losing his starting spot to rookie center Ivica Zubac last season. Lopez provided more significant contributions (20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds) for Brooklyn last season and enters this season with a less expensive price tag (his $22 million contract expires next summer). The Lakers view Lopez, 29, as a so-called “stretch-five” after he shot 34.6 percent from 3-point range (seventh best among NBA starting centers) on a league-leading 387 attempts among starting centers. The move also allows Zubac, 20, to grow without the pressure of being the team’s definitive starter.This might just mark the beginning of the Lakers’ offseason moves.The Pacers are “highly likely” to trade George before Thursday’s draft after his representatives informed them this week that he planned to become a free agent next season. The Lakers offered a combination that includes fourth-year forward Julius Randle, 22, or fourth-year guard Jordan Clarkson, 25, as well as the No. 27 and No. 28 picks, according to sources. On Tuesday evening, talks were at a standstill over the Pacers’ hope to extract more from the deal, sources said.center_img Though the Pacers might want more in a deal, the Lakers have gone into these conversations holding firm on two things. They want to keep their No. 2 pick and 19-year-old second-year forward Brandon Ingram, something they have reiterated while making and listening to trade proposals this spring. Although Ingram averaged 9.4 points on only 40.2 percent shooting and has a wiry frame, he has impressed the Lakers with his steady improvement, positional versatility, defense, ball handling, aggressiveness and post play. The Lakers have also heard from draft prospects that they would like to play with him.Though the Lakers have remained reluctant to trade their No. 2 pick to Indiana, TNT reporter David Aldridge reported the Lakers offered it to Sacramento for its fifth and 10th picks. Though the Kings declined the offer, Aldridge reported the Lakers planned to offer one of Sacramento’s picks along with their 27th and 28th picks to Indiana for George.All of this leaves the Lakers in a precarious situation. They could wait for George, who has told the Pacers he plans to join the Lakers when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer, in hopes of complementing him with a talented and, at that point, further developed roster. But banking on George not changing his mind over the next 12 months could leave the Lakers vulnerable. The Pacers almost surely would trade him to another team, which would then have a season to convince George to sign a long-term deal with them. While the Clippers had preliminary discussions about George, the Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and Wizards are among other teams that have reportedly talked to the Pacers.The Lakers and Pacers are expected to resume talks on Wednesday, when the Lakers will also learn if forward Nick Young plans to exercise his $5.7 million player option for next season.Staff writer Bill Oram contributed to this report.last_img read more

  • Coalition Government’s hijacking of national symbols

    first_imgDear Editor,Recent actions by the David Granger-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government have given rise to great cause for concern among Guyanese people, more so when one considers the significant efforts, under successive People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administrations, that were made to advance a national project aimed at bringing Guyanese people together.Despite claims of efforts to bolster social cohesion, the coalition Government’s hijacking of national symbols – seen in the seizure of the national flag at Corriverton to prevent the flag-raising ceremony on the eve of our 48th Republic anniversary, the repainting on State House in the People’s National Congress (PNC) colour (green) and the repainting of other state buildings (from the Office of the President to RDC offices) in green – can only be described as pernicious.Post-independence, Guyana’s colonisers (and other foreign agents that stood to benefit) left our people with a legacy of division. While academics can debate the factors surrounding this problem, the fact it that a legacy of division has been accepted as such – a problem. And successive PPP/C administrations have worked to ensure that Guyanese are unified – by working to break stereotypes, delivering prosperity for all Guyanese, promoting national pride and bolstering a sense of a national identity among our people.Granted that naysayers may want to argue otherwise, the simple response to such persons is to simply call on them to produce facts. The fact is that national events were used to promote national identity and officials at these national events were not made to dress in the colours of any political party – like we saw with the officials along the route for the Mashramani parade last month. The fact is that all Guyanese prospered under successive PPP/C administrations and a simple comparative of the standard of living of our people pre-1992 and post-1992 will attest to this. The fact is that the stereotypes peddled (particularly those pushed along the lines of race) have been rubbished. The fact is that Guyanese in the Public Sector did not have to worry about being sidelined because of differentiating factors – unlike what we have seen in the past three years under the APNU/AFC Government.The PPP is on record condemning moves that divide our people and the Party will continue to protest any such future acts. All Guyanese, regardless of race, religion, or any other differentiating factor, must object to Government actions that divide our people. Looking at the big picture, our country stands to bear significant losses if retrograde actions – including the recent hijacking of national symbols – are given acceptability in our society.The undermining of national unity is unacceptable and any such action must be condemned by all Guyanese, regardless of where they stand on the political spectrum.Regards,Zulfikar MustaphaExecutive SecretaryPeople’s ProgressivePartylast_img read more