The Canterbury Tales

May 3, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThe Canterbury Tales is quite a project to undertake, and this production is somewhat ambitious. One thing that struck me was the conspicuous absence of even a semblance of actual sexuality, a theme that is supposed to be prevalent and even excessive in all of Chaucer’s tales. This is particularly lacking in some of the female roles, where any attempts at supposed seduction are a little naïve. Hillary Stevens, seen twice in roles of ‘temptation’, is more like a child experimenting with high heels from a dressing up box than an object of obsessive desire. Similarly, Johanna Deveraux’s Wife of Bath was more like a children’s television presenter than a scrumptious harlot. As a whole, the adaptation is good, and the language flows – comprehensive to a modern ear but maintaining an air of restoration. Having evidently drawn heavily on the recent adaptation by the RSC, this play is a mildly amusing with a few inspired moments. If you like perky theatre, it works.Kate Antrobus Dir. Harriet BradleyMagdalen Gardens, 7.30pmlast_img read more

Longer term sought for barangay execs

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRecto said in a statement over the weekend that his proposed Senate measure has its “pros and cons,” but he stressed the “habit” of scrapping barangay polls must be scrapped. “The important thing is that we should now begin looking into a longer term for barangay officials, in the hope that its length would serve as a deterrent to schemes to postpone elections,” he added. “We have postponed the barangay elections six times since 1988. The proposed scrapping of the one scheduled in May 2020 will be the 7th. If it pushes through, it will be the 3rd under the Duterte administration, and the first three-peat of its kind in history,” Recto said. MANILA – To prevent the repeatedpostponement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, SenatePresident Pro Temporate Ralph Recto has proposed a longer term for barangayofficials. Recto also pointed out that if not for his proposal, the next presidents after President Rodrigo Duterte could possibly “succumb to the national bad habit of scrapping barangay polls.”center_img Recto made the call as the  Senateis set to pass on third and final reading a bill postponing the barangay and SKpolls from May next year to Dec. 5, 2022. “Admittedly, this proposal has its pros and cons; the bottom line is that in governance, whatever the office, a shorter term for a bad official is too long, while a longer term for a good official is too short,” Recto said. “That was the refrain in 1988, 1989, 2002, 2005, 2016, and 2017. Ang never again naging let me try again,” he added. “The result is an elastic term of office for our barangay officials, longer than what they should get.”/PNlast_img read more

Betsson seeks new CFO as Fredrik Rüdén departs this August

August 30, 2020 0 Comments

first_img GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Fredrik RüdénStockholm-listed European betting & igaming group Betsson AB has confirmed the upcoming departure of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Fredrik Rüdén, set for August of this year.A long-term Betsson AB executive team leader, Rüdén has served as corporate CFO since 2008 leading the firm’s financial strategy, auditing departments and controllership duties.Updating investors, Betsson Chief Executive Ulrik Bengtsson confirmed Rüdén’s departure month, and further stated that the company had begun its executive search for Rüdén’s replacement.Bengtsson and Betsson governance thanked Rüdén for his significant contribution to the firm’s growth, guiding financial strategy and operations  through a number of key corporate acquisitions and financing rounds.“Fredrik has contributed much to Betsson’s success during the nine years he has served as the company’s CFO.“I wish him all the best for the future.” Ulrik Bengtsson, commented. Submit Share Related Articles Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more