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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' begins rehearsals on Broadway

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' begins rehearsals on Broadway

Entertainment
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Rehearsals have begun for the Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a stage play about the former boy wizard as a family man and "overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic," show representatives announced Thursday.Preview performances are scheduled to begin March 16 at the Lyric Theatre, with an official opening set for April 22.Seven members of the award-winning, original West End company have reunited on stage for the New York debut: Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger and Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley, as well as Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, Alex Price as Draco Malfoy and Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy."Based on an original, new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Po...
Dubai bank Emirates NBD begins operations in India

Dubai bank Emirates NBD begins operations in India

Finance
DUBAI: Emirates NBD, the UAE's second-largest lender, has started operations in India with an aim to invest USD 100 million capital into its Indian operations, the bank said. The Mumbai branch marks the bank's fifth international branch outside of its UAE network. The branch will offer a range of services to corporate, SME and institutional clients including trade finance, treasury services, bilateral and syndicated loans in addition to supporting NRI (non-resident Indian) customers looking for cross-border wealth management solutions. The bank plans to invest USD 100 million capital into its Indian operations, Emirates NBD said. "We are delighted to expand our footprint to India, building on the UAE's strong historic, cultural and commercial ties with the country. As a key trading p...
New drilling begins in Barents Sea

New drilling begins in Barents Sea

Business
Oct. 9 (UPI) -- New drilling has started in a prospect in the Norwegian waters of the Barents Sea near one of the region's larger discoveries, Lundin Petroleum said.Lundin's subsidiary in Norway said Monday it started drilling an exploration in the Hufsa prospect in the southern waters of the Barents Sea. The well is located just south of the Filicudi and Johan Castberg proven discoveries in Norwegian waters."The Hufsa prospect is estimated to contain gross unrisked prospective resources of 285 million barrels of oil equivalent," the company said in a statement.Johan Castberg was one of the more significant finds in the region in recent years. The field has estimated proven reserves of between 400 million and 600 million barrels of oil, and the Norwegian government said the most recent rev...
Australia's solar challenge begins

Australia's solar challenge begins

Science
The rules of the race are quite precise. "Based on the original notion that a 1000W car would complete the journey in 50 hours, solar cars are allowed a nominal 5kW hours of stored energy, which is 10% of that theoretical figure. All other energy must come from the sun or be recovered from the kinetic energy of the vehicle," the organisers say.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Science & Environment
General Dynamics begins manned live-fire testing of AJAX armored vehicle

General Dynamics begins manned live-fire testing of AJAX armored vehicle

Business
Sept. 15 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Land Systems U.K. has begun manned live-fire trials for its AJAX armored vehicle program, using the vehicle's CTA International 40mm autocannon, chain gun and smoke grenade launchers.The trials will last five months beginning with static firing positions against immobile point targets and gradually progress to a moving vehicle engaging moving targets. The testing will occur in West Wales, Great Britain."The start of the CT40 cannon manned industry firing phase is a significant milestone in the AJAX programme," Kevin Connell, vice president of General Dynamics Land System U.K., said."This cutting-edge capability that enables AJAX to pack a significant punch, alongside its wide-range of best-in-class sensors that makes it an Information Age platform, ensure...