There is more to life than budget cuts

September 4, 2021 0 Comments

first_img There is more to life than budget cuts whatsapp FAR too much of the debate about spending cuts is being conducted in absurdly parochial terms. We are all obsessed with whether George Osborne’s tightening will boost or reduce growth next year – yet there is far too little focus on what other countries are doing on the budgetary front, let alone on longer-term economic forces that will have a much larger impact on our prosperity.Take the size of our cuts: George Osborne’s planned fiscal consolidation over the next four years, while steep, will be smaller than those pushed through by many other economies in recent years. It will also be spread over more years than some other packages, which were often speedier and hence more brutal. The UK will be cutting spending by 7.5 percentage points of GDP, against 14 points starting in 1993 for both Finland and Sweden; 12.4 in Ireland in 1982; 12.3 in Belgium in 1983; and 9.5 in Canada in 1992. The present cutbacks are identical to the second phase of the Dutch reforms in 1993 and only a little larger than the 6.4 per cent of GDP cut pushed through by Spain from 1993. In each case, the consolidations were painful; in no case did they trigger Armageddon. There is another way the debate is faulty: of course, slashing the deficit is fundamental to avoiding total meltdown; reducing the share of GDP accounted for by public spending is equally vital. But other forces that have nothing to do with changes in the deficit will also be extraordinarily important in the years ahead, affecting all countries regardless of fiscal consolidation plans. As Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s excellent chief economist, points out in a research note, there is a growing consensus that growth across the rich world won’t revert to pre-crisis rates. We are being hit by a permanent decline in growth, with massive long-term implications for just about everything, from house prices to living standards to the UK’s geopolitical influence. Tougher regulation and greater risk aversion in the financial sector will permanently reduce credit, while an ageing population will slash workforces. Governments are trying to get their populations to work longer, with much resistance in deluded economies such as France; the UK is trying to reform welfare to boost the supply of labour. But even such measures are unlikely to be enough. The only real answer would be a step change in productivity – output per worker – to compensate for a decline in the number of workers; yet there is no sign of any such revolution.There is much nonsense around about how Britain is about to enter into a period of Japanese-style deflation. We will actually be contaminated by a different Japanese disease: a shrinking workforce, or at least one that is going up at a slower rate. Demographic factors will slow the rate of growth of the world’s seven major rich nations from 2.6 per cent between 1998 and 2008 to 1.5 per cent over the next ten years. The figures are depressing. Over the last 10 years the average estimate among economists for America’s trend rate of growth has fallen 13 per cent; Germany’s has fallen 30 per cent and Japan’s by 44 per cent, according to the Deloitte research. Over the next five years, the IMF sees the Eurozone growing at only three-quarters of the rate it managed in 1998-2007. It is time we stopped imbuing politicians and their budgets with more power than they really possess. [email protected] Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Sharecenter_img Monday 25 October 2010 8:37 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp last_img read more

Dangote Cement Plc ( Q12012 Presentation

July 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgDangote Cement Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (  2012 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Copperwood House / HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

June 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgCopyHouses•Zionsville, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, BTicino, Climatemaster, Legrand, Pella EFCO, Stickbulb, Cork Flooring CO, Juno Copperwood House / HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles Architects: HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles Area Area of this architecture project Christopher Short, Derek Mills United States 2016 “COPY” Houses Projects Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeHAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookZionsvilleUnited StatesPublished on January 07, 2020Cite: “Copperwood House / HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles” 07 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Clients:Kevin & Rachelle SwanEngineering:Walsh EngineeringCollaborators:WERK | Building ModernCity:ZionsvilleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesRecommended ProductsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARAFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. Copperwood broke ground in fall 2015 for the family of four seeking an energy efficient, modest, modern dwelling. The site’s name, originated by the Owner’s son, was inspired by the color of the surrounding woods and landscape; an untouched natural site adjacent to farmland and bustling with wildlife, but itself not ideal for agriculture. Ultimately, the design solution was a balance of the unique site opportunities paired with the Owner’s simple lifestyle needs and love of travel. Save this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesOf the 20 acres, about 3 were available for construction, with much of the remaining acreage wetlands. Of those 3 acres, an abandoned pipeline intersected from northwest to southeast, helping to further narrow and refine the design concepts. We knew we wanted to design the spaces for passive solar with an east-west primary orientation, but this was counter to the angle of the pipeline. These site constraints resulted in three distinct volumes placed perpendicular to one-another (bedroom wing, living wing, and garage wing). Each component steps with the pipeline angle while maintaining the desired solar orientation and orthogonal relationships, which also happened to work perfectly for desired views and site access.Save this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesSince the site is not adjacent to any local roads, it is accessed via a ¾ mile shared easement drive which was once a rail-line. The new gravel drive is located to frame the most complimentary approach while shielding the vehicle court to the far side. Save this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Lower PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesBefore engaging the architect, the homeowner had researched prefabricated structures to protect their Airstream, but once we got into the design process, we were confident that the Airstream could provide a unique design opportunity; why not incorporate the Airstream into the overall program and design solution as integrated component (guest room, home office)? Its placement and turn-around became a unique driver of the design, quickly leading to the wing-roof structure sheltering not just the main living space, but also the covered outdoor space and Airstream dock. This primary roof element looks out over the southern landscape angled for passive solar with the bedroom and garage wings providing a flat-volume counterpoint. The surrounding sloped landscape remains mostly undisturbed, with extra soils used to create an elevated soccer pitch to the south.Save this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesIt was no problem achieving abundant natural light to the main level living spaces and bedrooms, but we also wanted a nice quality of light in the lower level, which includes a partial walk-out. The desire for more natural light led to a north-facing light-well garden on the entry side of the home. This idea eventually led to the entry bridge feature, featuring custom hardware + turnbuckle-clevis details to resist lateral shear.Save this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesThermally-treated wood (Ash) siding wraps the Bedroom and Garage Wings and will weather grey. Main living-dining-kitchen spaces are wrapped in pre-finished white cement board with exposed fasteners. The lower level is exposed concrete. Flat roofs are white TPO, and main shed roof is corrugated metal. Front entry and a portion of the auto canopy are covered with clear corrugated acrylic. Doors and windows are black aluminum clad wood. Skylights are Velux, some operable for stack-effect ventilation. Custom hardware was designed + fabricated for canopies and treated lumber used for all exposed structure at canopies and roof overhangs with galvanized metal end covers at cantilevered joists (treated wood is left unfinished). Overall, exterior materials are designed for low-maintenance and resilience.Save this picture!SectionInterior features open concept planning with distinct components for Living, Bedrooms, and Garage detailed to make their relationships apparent inside and out. Exterior materials at bedroom wing continue through to interior making the architectural stair wall cladding. Kitchen space features front and back areas with pass-through to serve outdoor entertaining. Lower level features architectural stair, north light-well, and regulation table tennis area for nationally-rated Owner.Save this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesMostly low-tech passive and active green-building strategies were implemented throughout, including passive solar, narrow footprint and abundant glazing + clerestories +skylights for daylighting, permeable driveway (gravel), natural cork flooring, wood-burning stove, thermally-treated wood, construction efficiency (4-foot module), geothermal HVAC, extra wall and roof insulation, overhanging roofs optimized for solar angles, minimized windows at west exposure, low-energy appliances and lighting, and smart programmable controls. Flat roofs are sized for future intensive green roof and solar panel integration. The home achieved a HERS performance rating of 43, which is 60% better than a standard new energy-code-compliant home.Save this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesProject gallerySee allShow lessVGI House / Pranala AssociatesSelected ProjectsCastanhas de Caju Extension / Estudio FlumeSelected Projects Share Area:  4200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Lead Architects: Copperwood House / HAUS | Architecture For Modern LifestylesSave this projectSaveCopperwood House / HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

CAF Payroll Giving scheme exceeds £1 billion in 30 years

June 16, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgCAF Payroll Giving scheme exceeds £1 billion in 30 years About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  128 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Charities Aid Foundation NSPCC payroll giving In the financial year 2015-16, employees from companies around the UK gave £122.5m overall through Payroll Giving schemes, compared to £119m in the year 2014-2015: an increase of £3.5m (3%). according to figures from the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations (APGO).A Givey report, released last December however, found that 53% of working adults in the UK were never asked about which causes they would like to support through Payroll Giving, but that a fifth would give more if the causes offered by their employers reflected issues they cared about.Image: Taylor Ashby from ASOS, who gives £75 a month through CAF’s Give As Your Earn, supporting 14 cancer, hospice and children’s charities  127 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Employees have donated £1.3 billion through CAF’s Give As You Earn Payroll Giving scheme since its launch 30 years ago.According to Charities Aid Foundation, more than 220,000 people in the UK make a regular donation to charity through CAF Give As You Earn, which it launched in April 1987.The scheme is now used by more than 2,700 employers across the UK, from retailers, to banks, financial services firms, media organisations and public sector bodies, and including ASOS, Burberry, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, Marks & Spencer, and Sainsbury’s.CAF analysis carried out to mark Give As You Earn’s 30th anniversary shows that:£1,309,300,000 was donated through Give As You Earn between 1987 and 2016Last year £74.3 million was donatedThe average monthly donation people give through their payroll is £20.57222,762 people are currently signed up to the schemePeople support more than 22,000 different charitiesThe five charities currently most popular are Cancer Research UK, the NSPCC, Macmillan Cancer Support, BEN – Motor & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund, and Friends at WorkJohn Low, chief executive of CAF, said:“It is fantastic that so many choose to donate some of their earnings to a good cause every month. For people who regularly give, this can be a really convenient way to support a favourite cause, which helps them to give more than they thought possible.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Melanie May | 3 April 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Meditation group aims to reduce stress, anxiety and improve sleep

June 13, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgprintIf the pressures of school are becoming a bit too much, consider a new approach to relieving stress: meditation.The TCU Meditation Group is back this fall with a focus on helping students to reduce stress, ease anxiety and improve sleep.According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, meditation is a mind and body practice with a long history of increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness and enhancing overall health and well-being.Matthew Johnson, a licensed professional counselor, is leading two groups. Each group will be capped at a maximum of 10 students and will gather to meditate once a week for a five to six-week series.“People in the group range anywhere from no experience in meditation to people who have meditated regularly,” said Johnson. “Most people think it’s about closing your eyes and doing something, and sometimes that is a form of meditation, but there are many forms of meditation.”The Mayo Clinic states meditation helps individuals feel more at peace while remaining calmer throughout the day.Johnson said he will teach students anywhere from 10 to 12 different types of meditation throughout the sessions.Meditation advocate Matthew Johnson in his office. (Elizabeth Hinz / TCU360)“The first session I introduce three different types of meditation, we practice those together in the group, and after each one we talk about them,” Johnson said. “When I ask students at the end of the group what it was like and what they liked about the group, one thing they say is that they liked being in the group with peers.”Tristen Oliva, a sophomore nursing major, said she had never practiced meditation but was open to it.“[I’d do meditation] probably just to lower stress and clear my mind,” said Olivia.Daniel Terry, director of ePortfolio, also advocates meditation for college students.Terry teaches one course per semester in the TCU Honors College and starts each class with five minutes of silent meditation.“My experience with the students is initially they find it sort of odd, or strange, or at the very least unique that were doing it [meditation] in class,” said Terry. “But by the end of the semester, they’re craving those five minutes of silence at the beginning of class.”Terry started this practice in the classroom after researching mediation. Once he saw how positively students responded to it, he decided to incorporate meditation as a part of the learning routine.“What I hear from them is that meditation is often the only stretch of time in a day where they can just breathe,” said Terry. “I feel like it helps students just settle into the classroom better.”For more information or to sign up for the TCU meditation group, email Matthew Johnson at [email protected] Twitter Elizabeth Hinz Facebook Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Supreme Court allows Birdville prayer case to stand Elizabeth Hinz Study ranks TCU third for liquor-law violations per 10,000 students Elizabeth Hinz is a sophomore journalism major from Sugar Land, Texas. + posts TAGSphotos Linkedincenter_img Previous articleFive takeaways from TCU’s close call against Kansas, 24-23Next articleTCU offers faculty training for sexual violence intervention Elizabeth Hinz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Image Courtesy of The Odyssey Online Cost of textbooks on the rise World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Recruitment brings college dance opportunities to Arlington Heights High School Elizabeth Hinz TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Elizabeth Hinz Elizabeth Hinz Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

China: founder of human rights website sentenced to 5 years in prison

June 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges for the immediate release of Liu Feiyue, founder of a Chinese human rights information website, who was sentenced today to 5 years for “inciting subversion of state power.” China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more January 29, 2019 China: founder of human rights website sentenced to 5 years in prison Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures to go further On 29 January, the Suizhou Intermediate People’s Court in central China (Hubei province) sentenced citizen-journalist Liu Feiyue, 48, founder of human rights website Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch (also known as Minsheng Guancha) to 5 years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power” and “publishing articles that opposed the socialist system.” “The charge of inciting subversion is a baseless accusation that the Chinese authorities had used repeatedly to dissuade journalists from their duty of providing information, especially when it relates to human rights”, said Cédric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF)’s East Asia bureau. “We urge Beijing to immediately free Liu Feiyue and all other journalists and bloggers detained in China.”Liu Feiyue was arrested on November 17, 2016, ten days before the arrest of Huang Qi, RSF award laureate and founder of another human rights website, 64 Tianwang. The  journalist, who is seriously ill and victim of torture, was put on trial last week on the charge of “divulging state secrets abroad” but no verdict was reached. In December, after a petition filed by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), four UN experts called on China to release him.On 28 December 2018, Liu’s fellow colleague, Ding Lingjie, was sentenced to 20 months in prison for sharing a video satire of president Xi Jinping on social networks.China holds the highest number of journalists in prison, with at least 60 currently behind bars. China ranked 176 out of 180 in the 2018 RSF World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Organisation News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression Newslast_img read more

Call for the release of two French journalists who work for L’Express

June 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_img January 28, 2021 Find out more French journalists, reporter Marc Epstein and photographer Jean-Paul Guilloteau, who work for the French news weekly L’Express, were arrested yesterday in Karachi for violating regulations governing the “circulation of foreigners”. Reporters Without Borders also voiced concern that there was no word on the whereabouts of Khawar Mehdi Rizvi, a Pakistani journalist who accompanied them as their fixer. News RSF_en to go further December 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for the release of two French journalists who work for L’Express News Receive email alerts Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today called on the Pakistani authorities to release two French journalists, reporter Marc Epstein and photographer Jean-Paul Guilloteau, who were arrested yesterday in Karachi for violating regulations governing the “circulation of foreigners” by travelling to Quetta near the western border with Afghanistan.The organisation also voiced concern that there was no word on the whereabouts of Khawar Mehdi Rizvi, a Pakistani journalist who accompanied them to Quetta as their fixer.Reporters Without Borders said the imposition of visa and travel restrictions on foreign reporters obstructed investigative journalism, and it urged the Pakistani government to review its rules regarding the provision of visas to the foreign news media.Epstein and Guilloteau, who work for the French news weekly L’Express, were taken to the headquarters of the Federal Intelligence Agency (FIA) in the southern city of Karachi following their arrest by police. A French diplomat was allowed to visit them there.They had press visas for Pakistan but, because their investigative reporting required discretion, they had not requested the necessary special permits for their trip to Quetta, in the frontier province of Baluchistan.They were taken today before a Karachi judge who must reach a decision on their case within six days. They face up to three years in prison. Their lawyer plans to request their release on bail tomorrow. The immigration authorities have meanwhile said they want to interrogate their fixer without indicating whether he has also been arrested.A few days before their arrest, Epstein and Guilloteau were briefly detained by police on the road between Quetta and Karachi. Another person was also reportedly arrested for giving them an interview. Police confiscated a computer and notebook from Epstein, and digital camera memory cards and videotapes from Guilloteau. Epstein (picture) and Guilloteau have done a lot of reporting in Pakistan. In 2001, Epstein received the Diplomatic Press Prize for a report he and Rizvi produced on the situation in Pakistan’s tribal areas. Organisation News News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Finn Valley Windfarm Action group to hold public information meetings this evening

May 27, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ By admin – March 23, 2015 Finn Valley Windfarm Action group to hold public information meetings this evening The Finn Valley Wind Action group are holding a number of public information meetings in Stranorlar and Killygordon this evening.The meetings are aimed at assisting people with submissions or objections against the proposed Carrickduff Windfarm to An Bord Plenala.Planree Ltd have applied to An Board Pleanala to develop Ireland’s biggest onshore windfarm at Carrickduff Hill and Lismullyduff.The proposed windfarm could see up to 49 wind turbines built over 20 townlands from Barnesmore Gap right up to the Castlefin area.Marie Scanlon from the Finn alley Wind Action group is urging people to get their submissions in:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Previous articleIrish food buyers to visit farms and factories in Co DonegalNext articlePolice in Strabane investigating after handbag and phone stolen from restaurant admin Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Dixie State Volleyball Adds Libero

May 8, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Tags: Dixie State Volleyball/Hannah Waddell/Pleasant Grove Vikings/Radford Highlanders/Robyn Felder FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, Dixie State women’s volleyball coach Robyn Felder announced the signing of a libero to bolster her team’s defense.Hannah Waddell was extended a scholarship by the Trailblazers, having originally signed early with the Division I Radford Highlanders of the Big South Conference.Waddell starred at Pleasant Grove High School and helped the Vikings to a state title in 2014 and three straight runner-up finishes (2015-17).Waddell finished her scholastic career with 366 digs (3.8 digs per set) and 61 service aces during her senior season.She was also a two-time all-academic region selection for the Vikings.Felder spoke highly of Waddell, saying “Hannah is such a fun athlete to watch. She is fearless and plays with so much energy.” Written by Brad James May 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Volleyball Adds Liberolast_img read more

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