Xiaobian Tanban China’s first musical "Going to Sea" "Turning the King’s Chess"

Last year, King’s Chess, which was launched by Shanghai Yahuahu Theater Management and Development Co., Ltd., became the object sought after by musical audiences because of a heavy news: the play was taken a fancy to by Korean musical production company Never Ending Play, and was introduced to the Korean musical market by way of copyright export. King’s Chess became the first original musical in China to export its copyright overseas.

The roar of distant ships is like the accompaniment of waves, which praises the great ship of industrial civilization and drives away the years. However, only the roar of seagulls reminds the faltering old man that there was once an old world called "Viking". Today, Xiaobian will take you into the light of this original musical-China’s first "going out to sea" musical "Turning the King’s Chess".

This is a story based on the historical myth of Northern Europe. In the early 19th century, Sweden and the United Kingdom of Norway sent a special task force to Bell Island, which had been occupied by the Ghost King for many years, to carry out the receiving task. When the team was about to land on the island, the action team unexpectedly encountered "resistance" from Bell Island, and all the soldiers followed the captain to retreat. Olson was the only one who finished landing on the island, but to his surprise, this isolated island, which was described as a "devil’s land", was a different scene. What he saw and heard on the island unexpectedly evoked memories that have been dusty for many years-about his late teacher and best friend: Kregaard, who was named as Norway’s "national hero". What will Olson experience on the island? Can he finish the task? What secrets are hidden on this island?

In terms of story creation structure, The King’s Chess is different from most musicals in that it incorporates Nordic elements, such as tomahawk, struggle, navigation and Viking. At the scene, you can feel six actors performing nearly 30 roles, which fully embodies poetry and blood. Guns and swords have been singing songs for more than ten years.

If you want to use a word to describe "Turn the King’s Chess", I believe that the word that pops up in many viewers’ minds is "magnificent". Weibo netizen @Muchennnnn commented: "It is unbelievable that this can be achieved in a small theater. Only a few hundred people can write such a shocking epic in the theater."

"Turn the King’s Chess" also uses clever intertextuality, using chess pieces to imply the fate of the characters in the play, one son and one life, no regrets when he dies, and people can’t be resurrected. Vikings used their lives to protect their homes, their beliefs to protect their civilization, and sacrifices to win.

Come to the theater and feel the twilight of the Viking gods!

The NBA of golf is coming! The PGA Tour agreed to merge with the Saudi-backed LIV.

The American golf market has undergone amazing changes.

On Tuesday, June 6th, PGA, the PGA Tour of the United States, and LIV Golf, the upstart golf supported by Saudi Arabia, agreed to merge. This amazing move put an end to the differences and debates about who has dominated American golf since last year.

The two parties indicated that the agreement merged LIV-related businesses supported by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund with the businesses and management rights of PGA and Dubai World Tour, a third-party entity, into a new, collectively owned for-profit entity.

The two sides also said that the merger will end the litigation between the two sides. Since the launch of LIV, the two sides have always had differences in law and public opinion.

The unnamed new business entity will be headed by Yasir Al-Rumayyan, President of Saudi Public Investment Fund, and Jay Monahan, President of PGA, will be the CEO. PGA will appoint a majority of the members of the board of directors and hold a majority of voting rights in the combined business.

The 2023 LIV Golf Tournament will be held as planned. A PGA memo said that after the end of this season, the two sides will "cooperate to establish a fair and objective procedure for any player who wants to reapply for PGA membership".

The memo reads:

Today is an important day for our organization and the whole golf game. When we make the final agreement, there are still many details to be solved, which will eventually need the approval of PGA’s policy Committee.

Golf is usually regarded as a peaceful sport, but the entry of LIV has caused quite a stir in this sports market, and also brought great changes to the operation mode of this sport, because LIV Golf has signed high-value, long-term and guaranteed contracts with players, similar to those obtained by NFL or NBA players.

In contrast, PGA is more like a performance-based league, where players earn money according to their performance in the game and the sponsorship and endorsement fees they can get.

LIV has also signed contracts with some top players in PGA, and the amount is staggering. For example, phil mikkelsen’s $138 million, dustin johnson’s $97 million and Brian Deschamps’ $86 million. However, there are still some famous adherents who continue to support the PGA Tour, including Tiger Woods, rory mcilroy and jordan spieth.

According to reports, Woods and McRoy got a contract of hundreds of millions of dollars from LIV Golf, but they were eventually rejected. Both of them continue to support the PGA Tour, saying that LIV’s contract will undermine competitiveness and reduce players’ motivation to improve their skills.

PGA also tried its best to shut out the players who signed up for LIV Golf, so that they could not participate in the competitions organized by PGA. Therefore, this makes some major events that are not hosted by PGA more attractive, because it is the only place where golfers from two leagues can face each other.

There have been competitive sports leagues in the United States before, such as NBA versus ABL or AFL versus NFL. At some point, the final combination of the opposing sides will bring better games and more income for athletes. However, the market once thought that it would be very difficult to merge LIV and PGA, because LIV is backed by Saudi Arabia with deep pockets, which means that the merger between the two parties may take longer.

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Baseball home runs are increasing or partly due to global warming.

In recent years, the number of home runs in American baseball games has increased obviously, which is rumored by baseball circles to be related to the rising temperature. American researchers recently used data to speak, confirming that this statement has some truth. They estimate that global warming has helped major league baseball batters hit an average of about 50 more home runs each year.

Home run refers to the attack method that the batter runs through the first, second and third bases in turn and returns to home plate safely after hitting the ball from the other side. It is a very wonderful climax moment in the baseball game. According to NBC, from the beginning of American professional baseball in the late 19th century to 1993, there was only one season when each team hit more than one home run per game. Since 1994, only four seasons have not seen such a "grand occasion". In the history of professional baseball league, the top four seasons of home runs all appeared in 2017 and later years.

Researchers at Dartmouth College in the United States said in a peer-reviewed paper published in the latest issue of Bulletin of American Meteorological Society that they analyzed 100,000 games and more than 200,000 balls played by Major League Baseball from 2010 to 2019, and combined with weather conditions, stadium and other factors, they found that the probability of hitting a home run increased by 1.8% when the temperature rose by 1 degree Celsius.

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average temperature in June, July and August in the United States has increased by 1.1 degrees Celsius in the past 40 years.

According to researchers, the physics behind the relationship between temperature and home run is simple: when the temperature rises, molecules move faster and farther away from each other, thus reducing the air density, reducing the flying resistance of baseball and making it fly farther.

However, according to researchers’ estimates, from 2010 to 2019, climate warming made about 500 home runs, accounting for only 1% of all home runs. In contrast, non-climatic factors have a greater impact. Allen Nathan, a physicist at the University of Illinois, believes that the biggest factors are the ball itself and the stitching, as well as the batter’s physical quality, pitching angle and speed.

The researchers found that the impact of climate warming on home runs also varies from venue to venue. Home runs are more likely to occur in outdoor venues during the day than in dome stadiums where games are held at night.

The researchers also established a model to estimate the impact of different degrees of warming on home runs. Under the worst-case scenario, by 2050, there will be about 192 home runs in the United States every year, and by 2100, the number will increase to about 467. In a milder situation closer to the current climate change, by 2050, climate warming will promote about 155 home runs every year, and by 2100, this number will increase to about 255.

Source: CCTV news client