Bette Midler Plays Dolly

Bette Midler at age 71 in the roll of Dolly Gallagher Levi, has made the musical play Hello Dolly one of the hottest tickets in Broadway. Since the play’s opening night on April 20, 2017 it has been sold out. Tickets for the play are as hard to find as for the musical Hamilton. Midler has revived the five-decade year old classic to a new young audience who find it very entertaining.


Hello Dolly with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman debut in 1964. It is based on Thomas Yonkers 1938 Broadway production Merchant of Yonkers. It has seen a few great leading ladies in the role of Dolly Levi. Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Danny La Rue and the name which has become synonymous with Dolly, Carol Channing. Channing in the debut role made the musical one of the most successful and memorable one in Broadway’s history. It won an unprecedented 10 Tony Awards in 1964, including best musical.


A young Barbara Streisand played Dolly in the film adaptation in 1969 Hello Dolly! The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including one for best picture. Anyone willing to take on the role of Dolly Levi has some pretty big shoes to fill and high expectations from the audience.


Midler’s performance in this fifth Broadway revival of the classic musical, as the widow matchmaker from Yonkers takes the audience from her initial entrance. With rasp in her voice you hear Channing, the showgirl performance you see Peal Bailey, combining all this together you have the Divine Miss M. She commands the stage and all eyes are on her. She will make you laugh, bring tears to your eyes and just feel good with her performance.


Midler is no stranger to the stage. She has played Broadway before in the role of Tzeitel in 1967 musical Fiddler on the Roof. She also won a special Tony Award for Adding Luster to the Broadway Season in 1974.



ICI: Giving Governance a Pinch of Technology

The revolution brought by about the emergence of Information Technology (IT) coupled with the spread of Internet has revolutionized almost every aspect of human life. Though it took governments some time to embrace the idea of using technology for ensuring governance, the concept of e-governance has become an essential component of public management in developed countries. Following in the footsteps of the developed countries, the developing countries of the world have started to internalize e-governance as a crucial part of their administration on Brazil is witnessing a process of embracing e-governance to ensure speedy and smooth its public services. E-governe is playing an important role in providing e-governance in Brazil.

Instituto Curitiba de Informatica (E-governe) is social organization and a non-profit Communication Solutions body that operates under the aegis of the Municipal Government of Curitiba, Brazil. The organization was founded in 1998 to manage the municipal government’s work related to information technology, especially the transport system of the city. The legislation for establishing of the ICI as a social organization was done by the Municipal government of Curitiba under the title of the Municipality Publicity Program. As is evident from its title of the social organization, the ICI is qualified to forge partnerships with other public service providers in the country. The ICI specializes in providing information and communication solutions for ensuring successful public management. It functions as a service provider throughout the country.

The ICI is committed to spreading the idea of e-governe in cities across Brazil. It believes in making the cities work smoother and faster by providing technological solutions. The organization is playing an important role in revolutionizing public service and management through its advanced services in several areas. The organization’s primary objective is to turn the populous and unwieldy Brazilian cities into Smart Cities by linking them with the most advanced forms of information technology.

E-governe is a non-profit organization in the sense that it uses its economic gains and revenues for conducting research programs aimed at developing new projects and furthering the cause of social responsibility. Through its investments in research, the organization contributes to the continuing growth of cities, besides producing state-of-the-art technological solutions to its customers. Thus the managers and officials working for the organizations do not get a share from its earnings, and the money is solely invested for the research and development.

Since its creation in 1998, the ICI has been a success story. In the very year of its formation, the ICI signed a Management Agreement with the City Hall of Curitiba. In 1999, the organization registered success by launching the Quality Card service in Curitiba. In the following years, it successfully introduced Public Management and Procurement System in Curitiba’s health department and later in the Tax department. The organization grabs the top position in the Brazilian Index of Digital Cities in 2012. After its successful experience in Curitiba, the organization extended the scope of its services to other cities of Brazil. E-governe’s other successes include the implementation of ISS system and installation of Wi-Fi networks, establishing a center of excellence for innovation, and creating websites for the Audit departments of various Brazilian municipal governments.

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Copa Star takes Healthcare to another Level

Copa Star is a remarkable medical center that was launched in November 2016. The hospital is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has excellent architectural designs that give it an image of a world-class healthcare center. The facility has gained international recognition due to the type of treatment and luxury that it provides to its customers. The quality of services that Copa Star offers cannot be matched by any medical center that is based in the city. It has an excellent reputation due to the investments that it has made in modern medical technology, equipment, and machines. All these resources that the hospital owns make it easy for it to doctors to attend to the patients. The founder of the healthcare center is called Jorge Moll. He is one of the county’s leading cardiologists, and he has ensured that it has sufficient neurosurgery and cardiology equipment. He believes that Copa Star is a success since it the first hospital to ever offer five-star accommodation and services in Rio de Janeiro. View the design at RAF Arquitetura.

Most of the residents of Rio de Janeiro and other parts Brazil prefer Copa Star due to its luxurious healing rooms, modern surgery rooms, customer service, and top-notch diagnostic equipment. The hospital also receives patients from other regions of the globe. The medical center also has well-equipped therapy rooms. Copa Star believes that patients can heal faster if they are offered a comfortable environment. The rooms that it offers to its patients are very private and luxurious just like in five-star hotels. The hospital’s reception looks very welcoming. It has comfortable seats and has been decorated with beautiful paintings. The whole environment of the healthcare facility lacks the dullness that is usually in hospitals.

D’Or network, which is a firm that owns Copa Star, is determined to make it a leading provider of complex cardiac and neurological treatment procedures. The medical machines that the hospital owns are valued at approximately $100 million. These amenities include MRI Machines, robotic assistants, cardiology and neurosurgery tools, and a hybrid diagnostic center. Copa Star currently owns about 59 intensive care units that are modern, and they ensure that individuals who are in critical conditions recuperate faster.

Hospital Copa Star has ensured that all its 500 employees understand how to use its modern amenities in assisting the patients. It conducts a three months orientation program to all its staff members before they start serving. The hospital has about 113 medical professionals who come from different parts of the globe. Their ability to offer excellent services to the patients is facilitated by the smart hospitality system that is controlled through iPads. All patients are offered the gadget when they are admitted, and it simplifies communication with the physicians. The program also enables individuals to manage their ambiance.