Wales confident following win over Argentina in Cardiff

first_imgSunday Aug 21, 2011 Wales confident following win over Argentina in Cardiff Wales head into the Rugby World Cup on a high following their gritty 28-13 win over a strong Argentina side at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.In the first half it looked as though the home side were in for a tough time of it, but two quick tries in the space of a few minutes turned things around, giving them a fairly comfortable 14-3 lead at half time.Andy Powell and Alun Wyn Jones were the first half try scorers, before wing George North crossed in the second period to put the game out of reach, satisfying coach Warren Gatland.“I am pleased with the result, but it was tough because we made nine changes. Its easy to underestimate a side like Argentina, to write them off.” said Gatland.“It was a tough opening period but we took our two opportunities very well. I thought some of the footwork from George North for the second try and the pass for Alun Wyn was excellent he put in a tremendous performance. Thats the way games go at times, you just have to take your opportunities,” he added.On the injury front, Hooker Richard Hibbard looks to be yet another casualty after he reportedly suffered ankle ligament damage. He is the second Welsh hooker to be ruled out of the tournament, following Matthew Rees’ unavailability due to a serious neck injury.On a positive note, exciting winger Leigh Halfpenny came through unscathed and looks as though he will be fully fit for his first ever world cup.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Marquise House / FGMF

first_imgPhotographs:  Rafaela NettoCoordinators:Ana Paula Barbosa, Gabriel Mota, Luciana Bacin, Marilia Caetano e Sonia GouveiaContributors:Carmem Procópio, Caroline Endo, Mariana Schmidt, Talita Gomes e Thyene SchmidtInterns:Fernanda Silva, Gabriela Santoro, Henrique Abduch, Luiz Henrique Falavigna, Patrícia Gonsalves e Rodrigo de MouraSite Area:812 m²Building Area:473 m²Project Beginning:2013Construction Completion:2015Team:FGMF Arquitetos – Forte, Gimenes e Marcondes Ferraz ArquitetosAuthors:Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes FerrazCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafaela NettoRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The programme of the residence is relatively extensive, although common. The ample site, about 700m² (around 7.500ft²) in area, is located in a neighbourhood ruled by a specific set of laws that demanded larger-than-average setback in all sides, decreasing by much the total uplifting area. Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe family’s fundamental need, however, was not in the programme’s dimensions, but in how its many parts were organised. After many conferences, we had noticed the paramount point for the coming years of the house’s usage was the existence of spaces capable of catalysing the union of the family; the house as a physical realisation of the gathering of their children and grandchildren, a sort of physical grounds in which the ever-expanding and dividing family may reunite and commune. As we reached this fundamental point, we understood that our responsibility was the creation of a space consistent with our architectural language, but that would also promote the subliminal ideal of a space that in its own excellence would be the physical reference for the family, a place to which all would return whenever as possible.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoWith that in mind, we came up with what we judged to be fundamental qualities for the success of our endeavour: integration between spaces, privacy from the streets and neighbours, glazed flexible-use spaces for use in events, leisure as the core of the programme and the garden as an overall protagonist.Save this picture!SectionHowever, as we tried to organise said concepts on the site, we came across an even larger problem – the site itself being a 17-degree slope made us separate the social and leisure uses in different levels, in a gesture contrary to the intended integration.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoIn order to solve the slope versus integration puzzle, we inverted the logic of the typical paulista (adj.: natural of the state of São Paulo, Brazil) sobrado (noun: typical Brazilian city-house with two or more storeys). That means placing the living quarters in the lowermost part of the site, used as a retainer for the creation of a plateau upon which the other uses rest.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe private areas were organised within a concrete monolith cut by precise notches facing the large back setback-turned-intimate garden, allowing for more privacy and quiet. This volume opposes the “weightlessness” present in the ground floor – bound by a steel framing and a large marquee that protects the glazed rooms, balconies and service areas. This marquee occupies the limits of the site and bounds a central negative volume, to which the built spaces converge, as a Mexican central patio in a more contemporary approach. At this level, the spaces are visually intertwined, further stimulating familiarity. The casing here is minimal, composed mostly by glazed surfaces and some wood from the living and service quarters.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe house’s main access and the open-air garage, both at street level, are located above the overall project’s level. This solution is the cause of a positively uncanny feeling, because only the house’s roofing is visible to the passer-by. It is, however, a result of the client’s desire to have a house well-integrated to its garden whilst having its intimacy protected from outsiders.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe interior design should approach the same points as architectural design did from the very start. Light and simple furniture, with a more contemporary look, a floating fireplace, smooth cement floors bearing a look akin to that of the intimate monolith, and the tile panels designed specifically for this house, work with the architecture design to further strengthen the presence of both the patio and the gardens, that frames the life of the family as it unfolds along the years in a generous space with infinite possibilities.Project gallerySee allShow less”Array of Things” is A Ray of Hope for Big-Data-Based Urban DesignArticlesKimmel Eshkolot Architects Wins Competition for Masterplan in Tel AvivUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Marquise House / FGMFSave this projectSaveMarquise House / FGMF “COPY” Houses “COPY” Projects Area:  473 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Marquise House / FGMF Photographs Brazil Save this picture!© Rafaela Netto+ 38 Share Architects: FGMF Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeFGMFOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloSao PauloBrazilPublished on March 03, 2016Cite: “Marquise House / FGMF” 03 Mar 2016. 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Jennifer Paul’s Not-So Silent Journey

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Health Jennifer Paul’s Not-So Silent Journey Born with hearing defects to both ears, Jennifer Paul, with the help of HEAR, has grown up to be a successful bi-lingual social worker By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 3:13 pm More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News When a baby girl is diagnosed to be deaf her whole life, who would think she would grow up to live a normal life, learning two languages to boot?The HEAR Center knows, and Jennifer Paul is living proof.“I was born in Mexico in 1964 without bilateral atresia, which means I have no external ear and there’s no ear canal, [they told me] when I was born that I could not hear,” says Jennifer Paul.The doctor in charge of Paul’s development referred her parents to an otologist named Dr. Asch, who then referred the case to the HEAR Center after hearing Dr. Griffiths speak on the use of hearing aids to infants.Coming to LA, Paul was tested in the center’s sound room and was equipped with hearing aids the day she arrived.“When parents has kids in the situation like that, it’s a very stressful thing and you may not do anything, you don’t know what to do, you don’t have the resources, the capacity to research, etc., you can lose your first year without any assistance and that year of life is very important for the infant to listen to language,” says Paul.Which made the HEAR Center’s efforts to assist Paul at a tender 3 months of age crucial. “That’s when they’re learning their language. So it has to be done very soon. Even though I didn’t have ears and I didn’t have an ear canal, I can hear with hearing aids because I hear through the bone,” Paul explains.Paul continues, “it has to be done young because if you get hearing aids later on, your speech will never be the same because you’ve lost that first year of listening.”Paul had a first-hand glimpse on what these speech difficulties are like when she worked at the Lexington School for the deaf.The kids in the school are fluent in sign language, but the “Lexington School for the Deaf’s philosophy is to try to get these kids to speak,” says Paul.“So a lot of these kids wore hearing aids but their speech was quite delayed. I don’t think it fairly affected their comprehension it’s just the ability to speak,” Paul adds.Looking back, Paul believes that without the HEAR Center’s help, “I wouldn’t have had hearing aids as an infant, so I would not have learned to hear and speak like every else would have and therefore I think I’d live a very isolated life.”With the help of HEAR Center though, Paul has been able to live a normal life, learning not just one, but two languages. Having an American dad and a Mexican mother helped with her bi-lingual development.“My dad never spoke to me in Spanish, so there was English in my life from the very beginning. My mother always spoke to me in Spanish and I was in Mexico where my aunt and cousins [live], there’s also Spanish. So I had both languages,” says Paul.Paul feels very blessed with how things turned out, “In a different situation they would have said, ‘Just do one language for this child because you’re lucky if she’s going to speak one language,’” she says. But as fate would have it, she has two.After a stay of three weeks, all the while monitoring her improvement, Paul was released to live a normal life as a HEAR angel.For more information about HEAR Center, visit Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Limerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and sound

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and soundBy Editor – June 10, 2013 753 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Sadia Coptu and her brother Adeel with Darcy.A VERY special four-legged friend has been reunited with the Limerick family whose lives have been changed by his arrival in their home.Darcy, a two-year old black labrador who is an Autism assistance dog, went missing last week and was the focus of a huge search campaign to get him back to his heartbroken owner, nine-year old Sadia Coptu.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mallow-based charity Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland launched a social media campaign to locate him.Clare dog warden and ISPCA welfare officer, Frankie Coote rescued the dog from a derelict building, where he had gotten in but could not  get out again.“Everyone was involved – taxi drivers, gardai, the public. I kept my phone on all night. I would always try very hard to find any dog that is reported missing but everyone helped and pushed even harder because this dog was owned by a child with special needs”.Darcy went missing in Ennis last week when the family stopped at a garage for a coffee. “There was a very loud noise and he just bolted. He was on the lead but got such a fright he just took off,” Frankie explained.Sadia’s mother, Miriam said the Dooradoyle family were delighted that Darcy had been found safe.“The changes that we have seen with Sadia since the dog arrived have been very important for us. Before, going to the beach or just going for a walk was hell because Sadia has no sense of danger – she would just run off or run on to the road. Now she sticks closely to the dog.“She has become very attached to him. We give Darcy commands and she follows him. It means we can do things as a family”, Miriam said. First Irish death from Coronavirus Email WhatsApp Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleA tasty Limerick dish for Celebrity MasterchefNext articleFoul play ruled out after grandmother’s body found Editor center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended TAGSautism assistance dogDarcyfeaturedFrankie Cootefull-imageSadia Coptu Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

“How Can There Be Sudden Supply Shortage?” HC Seeks Delhi Govt’s Response On Stocks Held And Distribution Of Drug Used For Treating Black Fungus

first_imgNews Updates”How Can There Be Sudden Supply Shortage?” HC Seeks Delhi Govt’s Response On Stocks Held And Distribution Of Drug Used For Treating Black Fungus Nupur Thapliyal19 May 2021 10:47 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought Delhi Government’s response on the stocks being held by it of the Amphotericin B drug used for treating Black Fungus and also about its supplies and process of distributing the same by tomorrow.A division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh orally observed:”Tomorrow we want to know from you that how many stocks are there with you, what are your supplies and how will you distribute it?” Advertisement The development came on the submissions made by Advocate Rakesh Malhotra highlighting the issues concerning shortage in supply of Amphotericin B drug used to treat Black Fungus which is emerging as a new issue amid covid 19 pandemic.During the course of hearing, Malhotra apprised the Court about the supply mechanism devised by the Delhi Government of the aforesaid drug by relying on a flow chart showing that the hospital has to go to the technical expert committee which shall then approve or reject it’s request for acquiring the said drug after which the same will be distributed to the hospitals for the administration to patients.Advertisement To this, Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra appearing for GNCTD apprised the Court that the Delhi Government had already made requisitions and had constituted a four member committee which meets twice a day (morning and evening).Furthermore, relying on the suggestions made by Amicus Curiae Rao, Mehra stated thus:”First, that the hospitals can be granted the drug so that they have stock. But the question is that we don’t have stock at all so there is no question of creating a buffer stock. Second is that the committee should meet more often. Central Government can seek instructions on this and can come back on it tomorrow. Not only Delhi but states all over want this Medicine.”Advertisement Advertisement At this stage, on the query of the Court, it was informed that the Amphotericin B drug is manufactured in India by manufacturers including Cipla.At this juncture, Malhotra informed the Court that more than 1000 vials of the aforesaid drug was kept with the Delhi Government to which Mehra responded thus:”This cannot be said at the lost moment. Not a single doctor or patient is before your lords. I am behaving like a responsible officer of this Court. We are here. Union is here. Let the Union come tomorrow. They have taken over the supply. We are getting in a rationed way. We’ve made requisitions which we’ll place before this Court. We have written to the Union that 90 vials are required for a patient.”Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement In view of this, Justice Jasmeet Singh orally remarked thus:”You have to inform that what is the bottleneck. This is something which is coming up and we’ll address this. How can there suddenly be a shortage in supply when the drug is being manufactured locally?”Subsequently, Justice Sanghi orally remarked “This cannot be a case of artificial shortage.”With the aforesaid submissions, the Court posted the matter for further hearing tomorrow.TagsDelhi High Court Black Fungus COVID -19 second covid wave Amphotericin B GNCTD Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Jasmeet Singh Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

2 civilians rushed to their cars to get their guns before fatally shooting Oklahoma City restaurant gunman

first_imgABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Not one, but two men ran to their respective cars to grab their guns when a shooter opened fire at an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday.Police Capt. Bo Matthews said Friday that both of those men, who have not been publicly identified, shot suspect Alexander C. Tilghman on Thursday. Tilghman died as a result of those gunshots.Before being killed by the two civilians, Tilghman fired shots into Louie’s Grill & Bar near Lake Hefner on Thursday. He shot three people, all of whom are expected to survive, Matthews said.Immediately after the shooting, Matthews told the media that a single civilian shot the suspect, but upon further investigation, it was determined that two men both shot the suspect. The two men who shot Tilghman “were not carrying their firearms on them, they [their firearms] were in their vehicles,” Matthews said today.When asked what he would call the two men, Matthew described them as “two people that stopped a very tragic situation from going any further.”During the news conference today, Matthews wouldn’t directly call them “heroes” but said that it was “a great terminology” for the media to use.“You can say they’re heroes, which is a very good thing to say,” Matthews said.The two men did not know one another and had arrived at the restaurant separately, he said.Matthews said that because the men were not carrying their weapons on them, conceal carry laws would not be applicable in the case. He did not disclose any information about whether or not they had such licenses, and said that it would be up to the district attorney to decide if they face any charges for their actions, but hinted that he does not expect a case to be brought against them.“These guys were protecting somebody else’s life. I would think more than likely they would not be filed on,” Matthews said.Tilghman, 28, was reportedly wearing shooting glasses and earmuffs commonly seen at gun ranges, Matthews said.“It looks like his mind was made up that he was going to [use] his firearm when he got there,” Matthews said.Matthews said the police “have no records of anybody making any other reports” on Tilghman in their system, though he did have a record of a 2003 arrest for domestic assault and battery from when he was 13 years old.Matthews said that police have not found any record of Tilghman having mental health issues, though said that if someone is to commit “an act like this, you’d have to assume that he probably had a little bit of mental illness.”Tilghman fired “from the outside of the door into the restaurant,” Matthews said, adding “to me, it looks like a random event.”“It could have been really tragic. Again, we’re really blessed that only three people were shot and didn’t lose their lives,” Matthews said of the victims.The National Rifle Association tweeted about the shooting on Thursday, touting it as an example of the idea that “the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” an idea disputed by experts.The gun rights group also used their tweet to send a message to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who vetoed a bill that would have eliminated the requirement for people to have completed a firearms training course in order to carry guns in public. The NRA supported the proposed bill, but the Republican governor, who has supported concealed carry and open carry laws in the past, vetoed it.“I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal, and serve to reassure our citizens that people who are carrying handguns in this state are qualified to do so,” she said in a statement explaining her veto.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Deutsche Bank surveys loyalty

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Financialservices giant Deutsche Bank has found a way to measure the commitment of itsstaff in order to retain them in a highly competitive labour market. DrSilvia Steffens-Duch, head of its corporate HR marketing and research, tolddelegates at the HR Summit that the company now asks staff how committed theyare, rather than just how satisfied they are with the bank. Shesaid, “Commitment among employees is one of the distinctive features betweensuccessful and less successful companies. “Thechanging labour markets, including the increasing significance of human capital,higher employee expectations and difficulty in managing and retainingemployees, raise the significance of commitment among staff.”TheHR research department asked just over 3,500 banking staff in differentdivisions in six countries for their views. Nine questions were asked,including their response to the statement, “I expect to be working for DeutscheBank in two years’ time”.ASpanish subsidiary of Deutsche Bank scored the highest in the company’s HR-ledproject. As a result the rest of the company is learning from the Spanish groupas to why its employees were the most committed in the whole company.Theresearch results set out steps that the company can take to encourage staff tostay. Itfound that employee turnover can be cut by emphasising the global business,highlighting the interesting customer base and managing the volume of work sostaff do not burn out.“Employeeturnover cannot be reduced through higher wages, more responsibility or bettermanagement,” Steffens-Duch said.CatrionaMarchant reports from HR Summit 2001 – Human Resources Solutions for Europe,held in Montreux, Switzerland, 18-20 February 2001, organised by marcusevansevents Deutsche Bank surveys loyaltyOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Report: Egypt Navy finds EgyptAir wreck

first_img May 20, 2016 Report: Egypt Navy finds EgyptAir wreck Back to overview,Home naval-today Report: Egypt Navy finds EgyptAir wreck View post tag: Airbus Members of the Egyptian Navy have managed to find remains of an EgyptAir plane which crashed over the Mediterranean Sea while it was flying from Paris to Cairo.A navy search for the plane’s black box found personal belongings of passengers and other debris 290 km north of the Egyptian city of Alexandria, Reuters reported Egyptian officials saying.EgyptAir also confirmed that Egyptian Armed Forces found first debris from the missing aircraft.To remind, flight MS804, Airbus A320, lost contact with radar on Wednesday, May 18, above the Mediterranean Sea about 295 km from the Egyptian sea coast.According to EgyptAir, the aircraft was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two infants, and 10 crew.Greek, French and U.S. military units were involved in the search for the crashed plane.Below is a statement by EgyptAir posted on their official site:Debris from MS804 found by Egyptian militaryThe Egyptian Armed Forces have informed EGYPTAIR that they have found first debris from the missing aircraft operating flight MS804 around 295 KM from the Egyptian coastline. MS804 lost contact with radar above the Mediterranean Sea about 295 KM from the Egyptian sea coast at 02:30 am CLT on 19 May. It was due to arrive Cairo Airport at 03:15 am CLT.The search in the area continues and further updates will be issued on and in our social media channels as more information becomes available.EGYPTAIR sincerely conveys its deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers on-board Flight MS804. We extend our deepest sympathies to those affected and have engaged international emergency support group Kenyon to assist with care for those touched by this tragedy.center_img View post tag: Egypt Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Measure for Measure

first_img4/5OFSTUESDAY-SATURDAY, 7.30PM When so many larger-scale Oxford productions play it safe, it’s heartwarming when one sticks its neck out, especially when the risks pay off. Measure for Measure is usually thought of as a ‘problem’ play but its director Pippa Needs has found original and intelligent solutions to its uneasy tragicomic balance. Needs has transposed the setting to the Eastern Bloc’s twilight years, yet thankfully shied away from overly specifying the location. Interpreting the Duke as a Shakespearean Ceau?escu – the Romanian leader who kept control through personality alone – freshens the play’s meditations on authority and reminds us that this is no Solomon we’re dealing with here. Likewise, the news that Vienna’s suburbs are to be ‘plucked down’ conjures up images of the cold concrete slums that still litter the Eastern European landscape. Leo-Marcus Wan is a constant delight to watch as Angelo, exuding an unsettling serpentine energy that enlivens every second he’s onstage. Rather than opting to play him as a vaudeville villain, Wan finds a human side to Angelo’s moral conflict. The best moments are his thrilling exchanges with Isabella. As little more than a virtuous damsel in several different kinds of distress, she is not quite as interesting a character. Nevertheless, in Roseanna Frascona’s hands she has far more vivacity than the writing warrants. These successes are all the more important given how difficult the play must be to pitch. Needs has opted to emphasise its darker undercurrents, but the comedy is clearly there, sometimes to detrimental effect. Liam Wells has good wit and range as Lucio but his (perhaps unintentionally) amusing interruptions would ruin the Angelo/Isabella tension were the two not played so strongly. Few other cast members find the correct balance between making Shakespeare’s dialogue presentable in a modern setting and ‘Ac-Ting’ by ‘Ac-Tors.’ As Escalus, Jack Chedburn is unacceptably flat. More than anything else he seems to be wondering whether he left the oven on, and his scenes drag horribly without the dynamic presence of Wan. Admittedly he wasn’t off book, but he’s going to need a lot of work when Wan and Frascona are so good. It really is an excellently drilled production. Needs is an uncommonly sharp director, with a keen eye for detail and a rare will to explore the full potential of the space. This is that rarest of things: a student Shakespeare show with the nous and daring to breathe some new life into the text. Assuming the Duke, who missed the press preview, is up to standard and that a stage covered in Socialist-Realist posters of Krishna Omkar (for it is he) doesn’t put you off, this should be a cracker.By Max Seddonlast_img read more

JCR presidential candidate fined

first_imgA candidate for the Christ Church JCR Presidency has been reprimanded by police while carrying out a ‘traditional’ theft from another college. On Sunday evening, David James was given an on-the-spot £80 Penalty Notice Order and taken to the police station after successfully stealing a bench from Brasenose College. He was caught after a Brasenose porter apprehended the Brasenose student who had let James in, and contacted the police. The incident was reported at 9.25pm, by which time James had been seen “out of breath” back in Christ Church. A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said, “Police were called at 9.25pm on Sunday 18 May following reports that a man had stolen a bench from Brasenose College. He was located and issued an £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for Disorder.” It is claimed that the incentive for the theft was an “old tradition” that to be eligible for the Christ Church JCR Presidency, you need to steal something from another college. The Dean of Christ Church, The Very Reverend Christopher Lewis, described the event as a “stupid prank.” He said that it was “foolish, but not quite a hanging offence” and added that the event had been dealt with. A second year at Christ Church, who wished to remain anonymous, commented on the events. He said, “I think the whole event is unfortunate, as it perpetuates the view of Christ Church as a bunch of arrogant tossers in the eyes of the University.” Rival candidate, Alan Rimmer, also commented. He said, “The current JCR President set both candidates the task of bringing back within half an hour something from another college. “David’s was a rather impressive effort, though whilst the introduction of Brasenose’s garden furniture into the JCR and David’s subsequent departure to the Police station did much to liven up the meeting, I’m sure he’d agree with me that the contest will be won on more substantial matters.” Following his return and Penalty Notice, David James then proceeded to participate in hustings, which had been delayed for him, and made jokes about the incident in his speech. However, he refused to comment on the event to us. Before the elections were held, an anonymous voter at Christ Church said, “The senior tutors are definitely concerned about what happened. “It raises the question of whether he should be allowed to run or not. I think [this event] may go in the other candidate’s favour as it delayed hustings and generally hasn’t done him [David James] any favours.” The current JCR President Laura Ellis refused to comment on the issue. Hustings closed on Thursday at 8pm. Results will be released later today.last_img read more