Tamzin Outhwaite on Not Singing in London’s How the Other Half Loves

first_img Tamzin Outhwaite is a major TV name in Britain, where her West End credits include Di and Viv and Rose and the title role in Sweet Charity, but the actress is returning to her roots by co-starring in the revival at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, of the classic Alan Ayckbourn comedy How the Other Half Loves. The engaging performer took time prior to the start of previews to talk about growing older and not having to sing eight times a week.You began your stage career with Ayckbourn, so how does it feel to return to this? It was my first-ever play. I played Evelyn in Absent Friends and in the 20 years since I haven’t done an Ayckbourn play at all. So when I got the call about this, it felt right to be revisiting someone whose work had brought me so much joy. I don’t feel with Alan that I am out of turn in using the word “genius.” His stuff is extremely clever as well as being extremely real, and the comedy only comes from the realism and the truth of what’s actually going on—a truth that can sometimes get quite dark.His structure, too, is amazing—in this very play, for instance.Yes! How the Other Half Loves famously has a dinner party scene where geographically you’ve got one couple in two different places at two separate evenings but shown in the same theatrical time. It’s the most chaotic but also brilliantly written scene.Tell us about your character of Teresa Phillips.I think she’s a bright girl but she’s married to a man, Bob, who spends less and less time at home, so she feels very unappreciated and doesn’t leave the house much. As I see it, they were probably very much in love but they have had a baby who has probably ruined everything for them. I think everyone’s experienced at some point something that goes on between one of the three couples in the play.Ayckbourn is pretty ruthless on the topic of marriage.Very much so. [Co-star] Jason [Merrells] and I are pretty much continually at each other’s throats, and it feels at times as if it could get quite violent. Sometimes, you find yourself laughing and thinking, “that doesn’t feel right,” but if we haven’t got laughter, what else have we got? I’m not sure I want true darkness with no comedy.Has doing this play affected your own view of dinner parties?I actually love throwing dinner parties, but I don’t get much time to do them, and I think at the time this play was written [1969], dinner parties were a lot less relaxed than they are now. People are much more sociable nowadays.Did you worry that the play might be dated?Not in terms of the dialogue. The portrait of the relationships holds up in every way. The only way it might seem a period piece is through the clothing and the props. That’s where the clues are.You were at the same theater six years ago starring in Sweet Charity, so this is quite a change.It is, but there’s a lot to be said for just playing the scenes without breaking into song and dance. Funnily enough, when I first did Alan’s work 20 years ago I was desperately trying to be taken seriously as an actress and not just someone who could do what we call a twirly and a turn.But you also love musicals?I do. There’s something about a musical that has a buzz like nothing else, when you’re singing and dancing at the same time with a large chorus and harmonies that sound wonderful and you can see that what’s happening onstage is affecting the whole audience. The buzz you get from that is like no other.For someone who came to attention on TV in EastEnders, why have you retained your devotion to the stage?That’s because when we were at college, we didn’t train in TV or film; we trained to be onstage because that’s what you do. And it sounds cliché, I know, but going back to the theater feels like going home to me. It makes me scared—even terrified sometimes—but terrified in a very healthy way.What about the States—do you feel the need to try and crack the American market?I went out there a long time ago and got a great manager and did pilot season and stuff like that, but L.A. isn’t the place for a lady of my age. Since having children, life’s priorities change: schooling means that I’m quite tied to London at the moment, and I think as you get older, you spend less time being desperate to do things.Any musicals you’re eyeing for the future?Well, there’s a lot of Sondheim I would love to do but my ambition at this point isn’t really about doing this or that specific title but really to keep going—to me, that’s success. Tamzin Outhwaite & Nicholas le Prevost in ‘How the Other Half Loves’ (Photo: Alastair Muir) View Commentslast_img read more

Xeriscaping.

first_imgGeorgia summers will almost always have hot, dry periods, and conserving water willalways be important. Next on “The GeorgiaGardener,” host Walter Reeves talks with University of Georgia horticulturist Gary Wade about xeriscaping.Wade identifies some water-stretching landscape plants. He shows how to save water bymatching the plant to the planting site. And he tells how to learn more about xeriscaping.On the same show, which airs July 8 and 10 on Georgia Public Television, Helen Phillipsof Callaway Gardens will show how she recycled a piece of 8 inch PVC pipe into a planttower. And Parker Andes of Callaway Gardens will show some of the virtues of oakleafhydrangea.”The Georgia Gardener” is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. It airsThursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. on GPTV.The show is a production of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences and PFC Holding Company.last_img read more

Dual Degrees

first_imgAmerican and international students continue to be attracted to the dual master’s degree program in sustainable agriculture offered through a partnership between the University of Georgia Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CRSS) and the University of Padova (UNIPD) Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE) in Italy.The dual degree is a two-year program that allows students to earn two master’s degrees simultaneously while attending school at UGA and at UNIPD. Two students — Aaron Bruce of Lakeland, Georgia, and Samuele Lamon of Moniego Di Noale, Italy — graduated from the program this spring. They are the third and fourth students to graduate, respectively.George Vellidis, UGA Tifton campus academic director and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) agricultural engineer, helped connect UGA agricultural scientists and UNIPD scientists through the TransAtlantic Precision Agriculture Consortium in 2016. In three years, the program has exceeded his expectations.“Our limiting factor is funding to support the students. We have 12 students in the program now and we’re adding three more in the fall. The students are in all stages of completion. New students begin either at UNIPD or at UGA and then they go to the other university to conduct their research,” Vellidis said.While students benefit from studying at two universities with leading agricultural programs, they also participate in research that has far-reaching implications.In Italy, Bruce’s research focused on studying nitrogen levels in durum wheat, a popular crop grown in Italy for pasta. The research involved the use of sensors to help understand the uptake dynamic of the essential nutrients in the field. The objective is to avoid applying fertilizer where it isn’t needed and to maximize wheat protein production.“During the experiment, we used spectral reflectance sensors to estimate crop growth or biomass during the growing season by directly measuring the amount of chlorophyll in the leaves, and yield and protein sensors during harvest to measure the yield and protein content of the wheat. These are all concepts that Dr. Vellidis teaches in his precision agriculture class,” Bruce said.While at UGA-Tifton, Lamon studied with CAES plant geneticist Peggy Ozias-Akins. His project focused on adding late leaf spot disease resistance traits when crossing a cultivated peanut with a wild peanut. Multiple chromosomal segments from the wild species were identified using molecular markers, combined in different peanut lines and then tested in lab and field environments to see which reduced infection, sporulation and defoliation.Lamon won first place in the master’s category in a centennial poster competition at UGA-Tifton on Friday, May 3.Tifton, Georgia, native Logan Moore was the first student to graduate from the program in July 2018. He experienced two growing seasons while in Italy from May 2017 to July 2018. He studied the population dynamics of the brown marmorated stink bug and its damage potential to both kiwi fruit and cherries, crops grown in Italy.“I would say it was an incredible experience. I was able to increase my knowledge on how research is conducted as well as gain an appreciation for the culture itself,” Moore said.Moore is currently earning his doctorate at UGA and is working with CAES plant pathologist Tim Brenneman at UGA-Tifton.Although the students originate from UGA and UNIPD in this program, they’re not all of American and Italian descent. According to Vellidis, a dual degree student studying on the UGA Griffin campus hails from Nigeria and one that started at UGA and is headed to Italy this summer is from Brazil.“We have many international graduate students in our programs so we are not surprised that students from all over the world want to participate in the dual degree. It’s not something we thought about when we put it together, but it’s natural for it to progress this way as word gets out,” Vellidis said.For more information about the dual degree, visit https://t.uga.edu/4Zs.“To have the opportunity to earn two master’s degrees simultaneously from two prestigious universities was outstanding. I think it makes you a more marketable candidate for different job opportunities that you may be applying for as well,” Moore saidlast_img read more

Bootie Beer: When swimming means chugging

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,This weekend I paddled a Class III stretch of river for the first time. One of our friends flipped at the top of a rapid. He tried to roll his boat, but after three attempts he bailed and swam the rest of the rapid. The more experienced paddlers raced after him, his boat, and his gear.  At the take out, the others started heckling the swimmer and finally he yanked off his bootie and then chugged a beer out of his nasty river shoe. My stomach churned at the prospect of drinking a mixture of beer, foot funk, and river water. What’s this all about and will I be taunted to into consuming alcohol out of disgusting river gear if I continue to kayak?Thanks, Grossed OutDear Grossed Out,Congratulations on paddling your Class III stretch of river Grossed Out. Now that you’re officially an intermediate paddler, you’re subject to the unofficial kayak rule of the bootie beer. Consider it a rite of passage.The unofficial beer bootie rule requires that if a kayaker bails from her boat, she’s obligated to chug a beer from the footwear of a fellow kayaker. Not to be confused with a “beer booty,” which the Urban Dictionary defines as “a girl that is so ugly that you must be completely wasted to have any relations with her.” That comes later in the festivities, way after all the requisite beer booties have been consumed.Turns out that your friend actually got off lucky by drinking the beer out of his own booty. Typically, paddlers take pains to identify the oldest, most rank fungal-infested bootie to serve up the beer. And in the Southeast it isn’t uncommon for moonshine to be used instead.Some say the tradition is a penance for a swimmer risking his friends’ safety, as they chase the swimmer, his boat, and gear down the river. Others maintain that the ritual is good karma. Those who don’t do it after a swim risk upsetting the river gods and many say the river gods won’t be as forgiving on the swimmer next time.And Grossed Out when the time comes for your first beer bootie, remember that using footwear with holes is entirely unacceptable. So is spilling.Cheers!Mountain Mamalast_img read more

UPL Actions

first_img July 1, 2005 Regular News UPL Actions UPL Actions The Supreme Court recently issued eight court orders permanently prohibiting 14 persons and/or corporations from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law. The following entities are prohibited from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law: Edgar Amaya, individually, and Tamiami Agency International Document Center, Inc., formerly Tamiami Immigration Agency, Inc., Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a January 11 court order; it was alleged that respondent provided legal advice and services in immigration matters. (Case No. SC04-1460) Ana M. Gutierrez, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a February 24 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent prepared documents for a dissolution of marriage and rendered legal advice. (Case No. SC05-263) Christopher J. Kahlmeyer, individually and d/b/a American Asset Recovery, Tampa, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a January 13 court order; it was alleged that respondent provided legal assistance in judgment recovery matters. (Case No. SC03-1934) Eldred Redmon, N. Miami Beach, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a February 24 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent held himself out as an attorney, appeared in court on behalf of a company, and agreed to represent a prisoner in a criminal appeal. (Case No. SC05-249) Nestor Romero, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a February 10 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent held himself out as an attorney and handled immigration matters. (Case No. SC05-203) Daniela J. Valeri, Asdrubal Ramos, and Ramos Balza & Associates, Inc., Coral Gables, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a February 10 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondents rendered advice and assisted others with immigration matters. (Case No. SC05-202) Augusto F. Santiago, individually, and Immigration Specialist Group, Inc., Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following an April 14 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent provided legal advice and services in immigration matters. (Case No. SC04-1229) Lev Kobrin, individually and d/b/a Immigrants Assistance Center, Sunny Isles Beach, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a May 12 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent provided legal advice and services in immigration matters. (Case No. SC05-695) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion, and, if filed, determined.last_img read more

Bernd Leno rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Manchester City clash

first_imgBernd Leno rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Manchester City clash Comment Leno is refusing to rule out Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League (Picture: Getty Images)Bernd Leno is refusing to rule out the possibility that Arsenal could still qualify for the Champions League, despite being eight points behind fourth-placed side Chelsea.The Gunners will resume their Premier League campaign next week in ninth position and face a tricky test against Manchester City as their first game back.The north London club’s results have slightly improved since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December and they remain the only Premier League side not to have succumbed to defeat in 2020.With Manchester City awaiting the result of their appeal against their two-year ban from European football, there is a possibility that the fifth-placed side in the league could qualify for the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAlthough a trip to the Etihad is scarcely an enjoyable experience for Arsenal, goalkeeper Leno is looking forward to the test and feels his side are still in with a shot of getting back into Europe’s elite competition. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jun 2020 9:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares The Gunners have had an upturn under Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty Images)‘It’s a great way to start because we have to go full throttle right from the off – they’re an absolutely top team,’ said Leno in an interview with the DFB.‘It’ll be strange to play again after such a long time out and with such little time to prepare, but I’m optimistic about the rest of the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I hope we can get into Europe. We’re not ruling out the Champions League places because we might get it with just fifth place, given Man City’s possible ban.‘We were in decent form before the break, I just hope we can get back to that when we return and end up in a European spot.’MORE: Mikel Arteta looks ahead to Manchester City clash and provides Arsenal fitness updateMORE: Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford in friendlyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Empty nesters swapping houses for apartments in sought-after areas

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMirvac’s $200 million development Unison in Newstead is more than 90 per cent sold.“As empty nesters looking for a smaller home with all the benefits of city living at our fingertips, Unison is perfect,” Mr Loy said.“The location is superb, with access to the CityCat just a short walk away and the precinct’s great restaurants and shops literally on our doorstep.”The final collection of Unison apartments are now available starting at $437,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.Mirvac has sold more than 90 per cent of Unison’s apartments, with $165 million in settlements and construction recently finalised.Mirvac Queensland Residential general manager Warwick Bible said a significant proportion of sales had come from local buyers looking to downsize from their homes.“We’ve seen a clear trend towards functional apartment living from buyers currently residing in more traditional dwellings within Brisbane’s inner-north suburbs,” Mr Bible said.“Unison has been very popular with Brisbane buyers, demonstrating the vast appeal Unison holds for those who don’t want to compromise on size or quality to get the benefit of apartment living so close to the CBD.” Unison at Newstead is more than 90 per cent sold with 240 homeowners already moving into the $200 million Mirvac development.EMPTY nesters looking for quality finishes and a central location are one of 240 home buyers who have snapped up an apartment in Mirvac’s $200 million Unison development in Newstead.Graham and Dianne Loy have bought their second Mirvac-built home, opting for a three-bedroom two-bathroom apartment in Unison.“Given our previous home in Wakerley was also built by Mirvac, we already knew the standard of finish would be exceptional,” Mr Loy said.“In addition to its low-maintenance layout and amazing views, the apartment is considerably larger than anything we’d every expected to have in such a central location and the quality of our fixtures, fittings and appliances is second to none.”Mr Loy said Unison’s proximity to the CBD was also a big drawcard.last_img read more

Maersk Drilling gets jack-up contract under alliance framework with Aker BP

first_imgJack-up Maersk Integrator  Offshore driller Maersk Drilling and oil company Aker BP have agreed to a one-year contract to deploy the Maersk Integrator rig on the Norwegian shelf from June 2019. Maersk Integrator; Source: Maersk DrillingThe contract is founded on the alliance that the parties entered into in 2017, the two companies informed on Thursday, September 6.The Maersk Integrator will become the first rig to be contracted fully under the scope of the alliance between Aker BP, Maersk Drilling and Halliburton. When the high-performance jack-up rig finishes its current campaign on Gina Krog in June 2019, it will go directly to Ula for a new one-year assignment with Aker BP. The alliance The tripartite alliance was announced last year and focuses on working in collaborative relationships which maximize value for all parties involved. This is established in contracts using a shared incentives model, thereby securing mutual commitment to reduce waste and deliver value. The contracts are based on market-rate terms but add the possibility of a sizeable upside for all parties, based on actual delivery and performance.“This contract really symbolises the close working relationship between Aker BP and Maersk Drilling that we established in late 2017. This is the first contract fully founded on our alliance framework. With shared incentives, all parties will work as one team towards delivering safe and efficient operations at the lowest possible well cost,” says Jørn Madsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling.In the tripartite jack-up alliance, the parties are exploring new ways of collaborating to increase the efficiency of drilling campaigns. In addition to setting up shared goals and incentives, it includes integrated project organizations, aligned safety procedures, and a one-team mindset guided by the principles of ‘best man for the job’ and ‘best for the alliance’. Maersk Integrator is an XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig that is customised for the North Sea. The rig is currently stationed at the Gina Krog field on the Norwegian shelf where it has been engaged in its first-ever drilling campaign since June 2015. When that campaign finishes in June 2019, the rig will move south to the Ula field to deploy for Aker BP. As an integral part of the alliance framework, Halliburton will function as service provider for the new campaign.“With this contract, we will truly see the value of our alliance as we work together to reduce waste and lower the cost per barrel on Ula. The collaboration between our companies is under continuous development due to the alliance, and we expect to gain more and more mutual benefits from working together in new and innovative ways,” says Tommy Sigmundstad, SVP Drilling and Wells at Aker BP.Maersk Drilling, Aker BP and Halliburton entered the joint jack-up alliance in November 2017. The alliance aims at lowering the cost per barrel and increasing profitability for the partners through implementation of digital solutions, increased collaboration efficiency, and standardization and simplification of processes. It is formalised in a five-year agreement with the option to extend for an additional five years.With this contract, Maersk Drilling has added a total of 2,373 days and $313 million to its backlog in 2018.It is also worth mentioning that Aker BP last week awarded a new two-year contract to reactivate and quickly deploy jack-up rig Maersk Reacher in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.last_img read more

Full house for Dawson County opener

first_imgBy Kelly Ninas Putting on a dominating performance was Flohrs, the green to checkered leader in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature. No stranger to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner’s circle, Nichols was able to drive where the leaders weren’t for much of the first half of the feature before he took the lead by passing Bo Egge on the ninth lap and never looked back. Getting their season started off on the right foot by punching their ticket to the Chesterman’s Coca-Cola Winners Circle were the quintet of Dakota Sproul, Robbie Thome, Mike Nichols, Zach Olmstead and Rileigh Flohrs.  LEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 2) – Hitting the dirt running was an understatement when describing the outstanding show seen by the jam-packed house of avid racing fans at Dawson County Raceway Sunday evening.  Showing his cards early paid off for Sproul as he scored the IMCA Modified victory. Sproul started the on the inside of the second row, made the move into the lead on the fourth lap and never looked back. Coming from deep in the field, fifth row starter Olmstead of Overton was able to finish his rollercoaster weekend by winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Olmstead got to the front on lap seven. Zach Olmstead raced from the fifth row to the front of the field to win the Sunday IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature at Dawson County Raceway. (Photo by Tamie Thurn) Leading the laps that mattered the most, Thome was the victor in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Thome got to third early on and was up to second when leader Brett Berry slowed and relinquished the lead. Thome led the final laps to claim the victory. last_img read more

Ball backs Black Cats to shine

first_img The 48-year-old former Black Cats midfielder was asked to step into the breach for the second time at the weekend following Paolo Di Canio’s untimely sacking. Having guided the side he inherited from the Italian to a 2-0 Capital One Cup third-round victory over Peterborough in midweek, the interim head coach, to give him his full title, is now finalising preparations for the more daunting proposition of Liverpool’s Barclays Premier League visit to the Stadium of Light on Sunday. Ball, who has put himself forward as a possible replacement for Di Canio, is under no illusions as to the task ahead for however long he remains in the post – he was initially asked to take charge for two games – but thinks the kind of passion which fuelled his own playing days exists within the current squad despite the events of recent weeks. He said: “You would like to think it is always there for them. You have got to understand as a coach, we have a role to play, but that’s got to come from them, the responsibility has got to lie with them. “We can help them, we can facilitate stuff, but that’s got to come from them. “In the time we have had them, we have watched it closely, but we have tried to make it good footballing sessions. “There has always got to be a time for a laugh and a joke, but they have also got to understand it’s work.” Ball has stepped seamlessly from his role as senior professional development coach into the hot-seat vacated by Di Canio, but admits he has no clear idea how long he may remain in charge. He revealed after Tuesday night’s game that he hoped to discuss his situation with club officials this week, but such has been the level of activity both at the training ground and in the boardroom, that did not happen. Ball said: “I really haven’t had a chance. There are obviously people you speak to in passing, you might have a five-minute meeting. Kevin Ball believes there is enough pride and fight within the Sunderland dressing room to get the club out of trouble. “But at this moment in time, I wouldn’t have honestly said to you that I am any further forward than what I spoke to you about the other night.” Owner Ellis Short, having held consultations with director of football Roberto De Fanti, is continuing to consider his options with Gus Poyet concertedly trumpeting his own cause, although there is understood to be an element at the Stadium of Light pushing for the appointment of a British coach, or at least a man with experience of managing in the Premier League. The club have kept their own counsel since the official announcement of Di Canio’s departure, although full-back Ondrej Celustka admitted to Czech press agency CTK that he had been disappointed at the decision. He said: “In my opinion, the decision was a bit hasty because he was building the team and in the summer, 14 new players – including me – arrived. It needs some time to settle down. “But on the other hand, to win just one point from five (games) is simply not good.” In the meantime, Ball will look forward to a reunion with Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, a man he nursed through the Academy ranks on Wearside before he broke into the first team and ultimately won his £16million move to Anfield. He said: “He made sure the pathway was open. It wasn’t like the pathway wasn’t there, but he went along it and said, ‘I’m going this way’. “If one day it got a bit hard, he fought his way through it. In the time he was at the club, he was brilliant, and not just in his football. “If it wasn’t going well for him, he would find a way of making it right. He always challenged himself day in, day out, week in, week out. “If it wasn’t right, ‘I’ll make it right’. It wasn’t a case of, ‘Oh well, I’ll just accept it’, so that’s probably why you will subsequently see Jordan Henderson will get better and better as his career goes on.” Press Associationlast_img read more