UK-born Dominic Alleyne started dancing at the age of 14 at Tutorial High School. In 2009 Dominic joined the Let’s Dance Studio after being a part of Carifesta X in 2008 and was a guest performer with the National Dance Company Seasons 29.It was then the talented young man developed an interest for classical ballet, modern dance and other dance styles and techniques. In 2012, Alleyne was a part of the GT&T “Feel The Beat” dance competition where he came out on top taking the first runner-up prize and gaining the recognition as one of Guyana’s best and most technical dancers in the competition.In that same year, he made his appearance on the international stage after being invited to be a part of the Guyana delegation to the Inter-Guyana Cultural Festival in French Guiana.Not long after, Dominic was invited to be a part of the performing arts team to our neighbouring country Suriname for Carifesta Xl in 2013 and Carifesta XII in 2015.“I truly believe that I was born to dance, everyone can dance but not everyone is a dancer. Hard work and dedication towards the arts has made me successful thus far, my journey is long and far from home but that’s a small price I will pay for the one thing I treasure so dearly,” he stated.The inspiration he has gained has pushed him towards great achievements and he is thankful to everyone who has supported him throughout his journey thus far.Currently the Assistant Director and dance instructor at the Lets Dance Studio and Dance Choreographer with KAST Talent Management, Alleyne continues to thrive as a dancer and role model to many young aspiring dancers.
But, “At World’s End” is a shoo-in to blow right past the $122.9 million Memorial Day weekend record set a year ago by “X-Men: The Last Stand.” My four-day prediction: $160 million and change. SPIDEY AND SHREK TREK ON: This is the weekend for Jack Sparrow and Co. to reign and throw Shrek and Spidey right off the box office plank. But the summer season’s first two blockbusters should still enjoy robust business. “Spider-Man 3” had grossed $287.9 million as of Wednesday and will be well into $300million territory after Memorial Day. “Shrek the Third” was at $144.5 million after just six days and will easily cross $200 million domestically by Monday. BUG BITE: Lionsgate has made the bold decision to counterprogram the trio of blockbusters by opening a horror flick called “Bug” starring Ashley Judd in 1,661 theaters. This “Bug” is on a box-office suicide mission; I expect it to get squashed. SMALL BUT MIGHTY: Not everyone is in a blockbuster mood, so the good news is that Fox Searchlight’s acclaimed indie film “Waitress” expanded to 510 locations today. The film cracked the top 10 last weekend. Meanwhile, the Lionsgate drama “Away From Her,” starring Julie Christie, has been enjoying brisk business. DID YOU KNOW? There are 14 sequels this summer – double last summer’s number and the most since 2003’s 15, many of which bombed. But this year’s seem to be sequels moviegoers actually WANT. Greg Hernandez, entertainment-industry reporter for the Daily News, is author of the popular blog Out In Hollywood ( http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood ). email@example.com (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This game of summer blockbuster one-upmanship has my head spinning. Got word Thursday afternoon that “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” would open today in a record 4,362 theaters – that’s 110 more locations than “Spider-Man 3” three weeks ago. Sure looks like Disney, the studio behind the “Pirates” franchise, isn’t conceding any of the opening-weekend records the third Spidey flick just set. “At World’s End” is a sure thing to have a $100million-plus weekend debut. It seems the $100 million mark is quickly becoming ho-hum. A year ago, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” had a historic opening of $135 million, obliterating the previous record of $114.8million set by “Spider-Man” in 2002. “Spider-Man 3” then topped both with its $151 million debut in three days. I don’t expect “At World’s End” to surpass the landmark “Spider-Man 3” opening gross, mainly because it is nearly three hours long and the Thursday night shows will cut into Friday demand some – at least among the most fervent franchise fans.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The casualties listed by Karzai bring the number of civilians killed in NATO or U.S.-led military operations this year to 211, according to an Associated Press tally of figures provided by Afghan and foreign officials and witnesses. That tops the 172 civilians killed in militant attacks. KABUL, Afghanistan – President Hamid Karzai accused NATO and U.S.-led troops Saturday of carelessly killing scores of Afghan civilians and warned that the fight against resurgent Taliban militants could fail unless foreign forces show more restraint. “Afghan life is not cheap and it should not be treated as such,” Karzai said in an angry rebuke that drew a contrite acknowledgment from NATO that it must “do better.” In the past 10 days, more than 90 civilians have been killed by airstrikes and artillery fire targeting Taliban insurgents, Karzai said. The mounting toll is sapping the authority of the Western-backed Afghan president, who has pleaded repeatedly with U.S. and NATO commanders to consult Afghan authorities during operations and show more restraint. “Several times in the last year, the Afghan government tried to prevent civilian casualties, but our innocent people are becoming victims of careless operations of NATO and international forces,” Karzai said at a news conference in his Kabul palace.
SAFETY: Big price increases are expected next year as more safeguards are implemented. By Anne D’Innocenzio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – American consumers will be bearing the cost of safer toys, but not until after this year’s Christmas season. “I will pay more (for toys) because I know it will ensure safety,” said Lisa Sallese, a Wilton, Conn., mother of a 7-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. “But it stinks. It should have been safe to begin with.” Most of the rising costs come from emergency third-party testing in the U.S. by makers and sellers as they aim to root out any unsafe products, analysts say. El Segundo-based Mattel Inc.’s three high-profile recalls of lead-painted toys since Aug. 1 have pushed product testing to a frenzied pace. Companies are removing playthings from shelves and sending them to independent laboratories to be examined. The price of labor, overtime and testing will drive up costs in the short term, analysts said, but increased regulation will likely keep them higher. The U.S. Toy Industry Association supports a federal requirement to make safety testing and inspection mandatory and is working with the American National Standards Institute to develop industrywide safety procedures. But during Wednesday’s Congressional hearing on toy safety, senators urged even more stringent measures including stepping up fines for selling or failing to report dangerous items. This year, “both retailers and manufacturers will share the costs,” said Eric Johnson, professor of operations management at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. “But in the longer term, costs will have to go somewhere. And consumers will see it.” Johnson estimated toy prices will rise by 10 percent next year. He said that the most vulnerable are mass-market toys including die-cast vehicles which run the risk of containing lead. Anita Frazier, toy analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc., added that higher prices will stick around because some toy makers will shift a portion of their production from China to the U.S. or Europe, where labor is more expensive. This week, Toys “R” Us Inc., the nation’s second largest toy seller behind Wal-Mart, said it would be using an independent laboratory to test every branded product, said Kathleen Waugh, a company spokeswoman. The retailer will be absorbing the extra costs this year, but Waugh said that she believes next year “pricing could increase.” The Walt Disney Co. – hit by Mattel’s recall of 436,000 cars based on “Sarge,” a character in the Disney-Pixar movie “Cars,” that were believed to contain lead paint – will independently test toys featuring its characters. The tests will begin in the next two weeks and will include all categories of products from about 2,000 licensees, including Mattel, which is the largest maker of Disney-related toys. Disney consumer products spokesman Gary Foster said Disney will absorb the additional costs which he estimated to be about several million dollars this year. It’s unclear whether future costs will be shared by licensees, he said. Price wars led by Wal-Mart have put financial pressure on toy makers, although they have been able to push through price increases in recent years as they face higher resin and other related costs. In particular, makers have been wrangling over prices with their Chinese suppliers, which have struggled with higher labor costs amid a shrinking pool of workers in the country’s southern region, said Pat Furey, senior category consultant at Ariba Inc., a global sourcing and procurement management company. NPD’s Frazier also noted that average toy prices have been creeping up because of the industry’s increasing focus on higher-priced electronic gadgets such as child-friendly digital cameras and cell phones that retail for about $70. The average toy price remains relatively cheap because the bulk of toys sold involve $1 items such as card games and miniature cars – impulse purchases that can be picked up in the local supermarket. The average selling price of a toy increased to $7.53 in 2006, compared to $7.17 in 2005 and $6.97 in 2004, according to NPD, which tracks prices of specific toys and categories. Chris Byrne, a New York-based toy consultant, said shoppers can still expect price wars this holiday season, led by Wal-Mart.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Shoppers can expect price increases up to 10 percent next year to pay for increased vigilance by toy makers and stores after more than 3 million lead-tainted toys from China were recalled worldwide since June. That means a $6.99 Barbie doll could go up to about $7.70, or a $70 child-friendly digital camera could retail next year for almost $80. A 10 percent average increase would be the biggest one-time price hike in toys in several years, analysts say. And it’s more than twice the government’s measure of consumer inflation of 4.7 percent during the first seven months of this year. Consumers also could see higher prices on other Chinese imports such as fish and children’s apparel, but the big price gains in toys could be more jolting. Shoppers have become accustomed to cheap playthings from China because Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other discounters have waged cost-cutting campaigns. Critics say real safeguards were sacrificed to keep prices low, however. Analysts said the price increases are unlikely to hit until at least January because manufacturers and sellers already ordered the toys for Christmas. But that’s no consolation for parents.
French star Antoine Griezmann celebrates for Atletico Madrid 1 Paris Saint-Germain have been told they will have to break the bank for Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann.The French champions are on the hunt for a wide forward this summer and have already been linked with Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus.Atletico Madrid’s Griezmann is also on PSG’s wishlist and the club have scouted him several times this season.However, according to Sport, the Ligue 1 side have been told they will have to spend big to land their target.Atletico are very reluctant to sell and have slapped a price tag of over £60million on Griezmann’s head.Chelsea are keen on the France international too, but may switch their attention to other targets if a move proves too expensive.
1 Jermain Defoe is delighted to be back in the international fold and the Sunderland striker insists he never gave up on an England recall.The 34-year-old has netted 14 goals in 31 appearances [all competitions] for the struggling Black Cats this season and he was rewarded for his form with a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad.The Three Lions will face Germany in a friendly on Wednesday before hosting Lithuania for a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.LIVE on talkSPORT: Germany v England: Click here for international coverage hosted by Mark Saggers, Jim Proudfoot, Nigel Adderley and Stuart Pearce in DortmundDefoe, who made the last of his 55 appearances for England in 2013, said at a press conference: “I’ve always known how important it is to play for England from day one.“When you’ve had that experience of going to major tournaments, it’s something that you just crave.“I’ve been blessed to have gone to two major tournaments.“Like I said, just never giving up really, just always keeping my head down, working hard and just having that hope that I’ll get back in.“I’m back here and I’m delighted.”When asked whether he is targeting a place in the 2018 World Cup squad, Defoe added: “Of course, yeah.“I know how important it is to play for your country.“Just going to a major tournament, travelling, getting to the hotels, playing the games – it’s something you’ve always wanted to do from being a kid, growing up watching the great players over the years. Playing in the major tournaments, going out and emulating the players you’ve seen on TV.“Being lucky enough to have experienced it, you just want it more and more.“So for me, if I do get an opportunity to go to another major tournament, it’d be a dream.” Jermain Defoe: The striker has made a return to the England fold
latest Bolton vs Blackpool (Monday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Grimsby (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti rookie error He ended the club’s silverware drought last season by beating Tottenham in the Champions League final, and is now hoping to win Liverpool their first ever Premier League title – and their first league championship in 30 years.But has all this success gone to Klopp’s head? Simon Jordan appears to believe it has. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Harry Kane vs The Worst Footballer You Will EVER See, aka ‘The Moose’Speaking on talkSPORT’s The Final Word after Liverpool’s defeat of Leicester, Jordan admitted to seeing a change in Klopp which has coincided with the Reds’ incredible results on the pitch.He highlighted the German’s furious response to Hamza Choudhury’s challenge on Mohamed Salah, which resulted in the Egypt forward being withdrawn due to a possible injury, while also bringing up the fact Klopp ignored a studs-up tackle from Trent Alexander-Arnold on Youri Tielemans. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas statement “I’m just wondering, part and parcel of the appeal of Klopp that’s gotten him away with certain things over the last two-and-a-half years – before he won the Champions League he was a perennial final loser for Liverpool – and I’m now looking at him thinking, ‘you have now won something for Liverpool, are you changing your demeanour?’“There was a mesmeric million dollar smile that brought all aspects of the media to be a universal admirer of Klopp.“But is he changing? Is he becoming infected by this disease of arrogance that lots of football managers get?” Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:45Loaded: 6.03%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 1 PEP TALK Klopp has built a team which can seriously claim to be the best in the world Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule targets Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta LIVE on talkSPORT update Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff BIG PRESENTS UP TOP appointed Jurgen Klopp appears to be becoming more and more arrogant with Liverpool’s growing success, former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes.Klopp is enjoying a brilliant spell in charge of the Reds, with his side eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table and on a run of 17 consecutive victories. stalemate Jordan doubts whether Klopp would have spoken the same way had these incidents happened before he won something, and asks: ‘Is he becoming infected by the disease of arrogance?’“I’ve noticed a slight change in Jurgen Klopp, in the language and robustness of his position,” said Jordan. “I thought his post-match interview was very brusque and irritable, and I know that journalists can drive you mad with ridiculous questions, in his explanation of Salah and what happened to him.“I didn’t see him complain about what Trent Alexander-Arnold had done to molest a player by dragging his studs down the back of his Achilles.“He was very aggressive and on the front foot about what happened to Salah. 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If you’re HUNGOVER right now and you’re trying to beat it by pounding Bloody Marys . . . first of all, have a great day at work. And second of all, I’ve got some bad news for you.A new study found that the WORST way to treat a hangover is to try to drink it off. The researchers found that we THINK alcohol helps because it temporarily numbs the pain . . . but ultimately, your symptoms will come back even stronger.So what IS the best cure? Unfortunately, the researchers say the only thing that’ll really work is time.
Share This!Look what we found at the World of Disney Store at Disney Springs – Minnie Mouse Runaway Railway ear headbands. Sparkles and a jaunty red hat and a sunny yellow flower – aren’t they darling! Priced at $29.99 they will be available in many other WDW locations. Photos: Christina Harrison
Play Your Part Ambassador Lynette Ntuli is breaking the mould for young women in business, mobilising youth leadership and igniting a passion for active citizenship and social cohesion through Ignite SA, her dynamic multimedia network of young South Africans.Passionate about youth development and leadership, Lynette Ntuli is a founding director and the chairperson of Ignite SA, a dynamic movement and online multimedia platform that mobilises young South African leaders.Staff writerThe founding director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, Lynette Ntuli has held executive roles at Motseng Marriott Corporate Property, Motseng Property Services and the Durban Business Enhancement Initiative. Her appointment as general manager of the Pavilion mall in Durban made her the first black woman to helm a super-regional shopping centre in South Africa.In 2014 Ntuli was named Glamour magazine Woman of The Year in business, and selected as one of the Top 200 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Symposium, the world’s premier think-tank on leadership, politics and society. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow in the flagship programme of US President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.Ntuli has served as the chief executive of the Durban Business Enhancement Initiative, a business development initiative created by the corporate fraternity to leverage the organisational capacity of the private and public sector to boost growth, national and international trade and sustainability in economic sectors identified as priorities by the National Development Plan: infrastructure development and planning, manufacturing, ports and commodities.Passionate about youth development and leadership, Ntuli is a founding director and the chairperson of Ignite SA, a dynamic movement and online multimedia platform that mobilises young South African leaders to network and debate on issues to do with business, leadership, education, society, the economy and development, through a number of different programmes and partner-led initiatives.She is also a globally recognised professional speaker on a large variety of business and socioeconomic subjects.Ntuli’s other awards and accolades received include the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Award in 2008, Destiny magazine’s Woman to Watch in 2009, and the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2012. She was also featured as one of the “Under 30 and on Top” by O – the Oprah Magazine in 2009.She is actively involved in a number of organisations including the Business Women’s Association, International Women’s Forum, Women’s Property Network, Institute of Directors SA, South African Property Owners Association, South African Council of Shopping Centres (and the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners.She has served as vice chair of the Durban of the Businesswoman’s Association, as a SIFE – Students in Free Enterprise/Enactus national and World Cup final round judge (Malaysia 2011), Retail Development and Design Awards 2009 judge, a Green Building Council of SA technical working committee member for the development of the Retail Green Star Tool, and a South African Council of Shopping Centres KZN committee member.