Samuel Bailey’s Shook Will Move to London’s West End

first_img On the heels of a debut run at Southwark Playhouse, Samuel Bailey’s new drama Shook will open in London’s West End this spring. George Turvey will repeat his work as director for the transfer, set to begin previews on April 8 and open on April 14 at Trafalgar Studios.Shook centers on Cain, Riyad and Jonjo, who are locked up in a young offenders institution. They trade sweets, chat, kill time—and await fatherhood.The Southwark cast will reprise their performances in the West End, including Josh Finan as Cain, Ivan Oyik as Riyad, Josef Davies as Jonjo and Andrea Hall as Grace.The design team will also repeat their work for the transfer. That includes scenic/costume designer Jasmine Swan, lighting designer Johanna Town and sound designer Richard Hammarton.Shook will play a limited West End engagement through May 9. Andrea Hall & Ivan Oyik in “Shook” at Southwark Playhouse(Photo: The Other Richard) View Commentslast_img read more

Gophers gave few multiyear scholarships

first_img“Given the slow adoption of it, it seems like we might be an outlier,” Squire said.For the Gophers, three athletes in women’s track and field led the pack in multiyear scholarships.No athletes in Gophers revenue sports received the extended offers, with women’s soccer, men’s tennis, men’s golf and women’s hockey each nabbing one or two of them.“The University has offered multiyear scholarships in the past when appropriate to the specific student-athlete situation,” the Gophers’ statement read.Inside the conference, the Buckeyes handed out 47 multiyear scholarships while the Spartans awarded 30, according to the Chronicle.Illinois’ decision to offer so many more was about helping change the perception that student-athletes are taken advantage of, Squire said.“It hopefully provides a little bit more security for them,” Squire said.He said multiyear scholarships are part of a larger image issue the NCAA is currently battling.“I think it’s wise for us to continue the route we’re going,” Squire said. “But who knows where we’ll be in five years.” Gophers gave few multiyear scholarshipsMinnesota handed out nine multiyear scholarships in their inaugural year, compared to Michigan State’s 30, Ohio State’s 47 and Illinois’ 192. Andrew KrammerMay 8, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintNCAA legislation to approve the use of multiyear student-athlete scholarships happened so fast that very few schools took the first step to distribute them.The University of Minnesota athletics department awarded only nine multiyear scholarships in 2012-13, the first year the NCAA has allowed them.Gophers officials were not made available to comment but released a statement.“The University of Minnesota has a long history of honoring annual scholarships and ensuring student-athletes maintain their aid as long as they maintain required academic, team and university behavioral standards,” the statement read.Big Ten programs Illinois, Ohio State and Michigan State offered many more multiyear scholarships than Minnesota, according to a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education.Illinois mostly replaced single-year offers with multiyear offers.Illini associate athletics director for compliance Ryan Squire told the Minnesota Daily that the timing of the legislation, combined with Illinois’ philosophy, led to the decision.“We had to make some quick decisions,” he said. “We had a signing day like the following week [in October 2011, when the legislation was approved].”Illinois awarded 192 multiyear scholarships, dwarfing the next school on the list — Florida, which awarded 60.Communication from the Big Ten offices also led Squire and Illinois to believe that most Big Ten schools would act as they did and award many multiyear offers.last_img read more

No win no fee agreements are blamed for rise in medical negligence claims

first_imgNo win no fee agreements have been blamed for a sharp rise in the number of medical negligence claims. The Medical Defence Union says claims increased by almost 20% in 2010 after several years of stable figures. More than half of the allegations were made against GPs for delayed or wrong diagnosis, with 15% resulting from a failure to refer patients and 10% from medication errors. The MDU, which indemnifies more than half of GPs in the UK, today claimed that Conditional Fee Arrangements (CFAs) may be the cause of the rise. Head of claims Jill Harding said: ‘While we cannot know all the reasons behind an individuals patient’s decision to bring a claim after an adverse event, a factor in this increase may be the availability of ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements which enable claimants to litigate with no financial risk. ‘The current difficult economic times may also be a factor. ‘We see no evidence, however, of any deterioration in standards of care or in the professional relationships between our GP members and their patients.’ The MDU is continuing to lend its support for legal reform of the claims system, due to be debated in Parliament this summer following the recent publication of the Jackson Report.last_img read more

Wagenborg Nedlift opens in Akersloot

first_imgThe Akersloot branch has already handled the transportation of onshore drilling rigs in the North Holland area and will also provide logistic services for the construction of a 12 km gas pipeline which is part of the Bergermeer Gas Storage (BGS) project.The new Wagenborg Nedlift office is located on the IOT Dosco site, De Boekel in Akersloot.IOT-Dosco is an internationally well-known rental and trading company operating in the oil, gas, salt water/geothermic and ‘HDD drilling’ sector with subsidiaries in The Netherlands, Romania, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates.www.wagenborg.comlast_img

UN chief condemns Mali attack that left 95 dead

first_imgTwo peacekeepers dead, 10 wounded in Mali attack: UN A traditional Dogon village in central Mali. (file 2013, UN Photo) A traditional Dogon village in central Mali. (file 2013, UN Photo)UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack in central Mali that killed at least 95 civilians, his spokesman said.According to a statement released by his spokesman,Stephane Dujarric, the Secretary-General said he was “outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children”, following the assault on Sobanou-Kou village in the Mopti region of central Mali.He also “strongly” condemned the attack and called on the Malian authorities “to investigate this tragedy”.He urged the Government and all actors to “engage in intercommunal dialogue to resolve tensions and differences”.Through his Twitter account, the Secretary-General expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to the families of the victims, the people and the Government. Gunmen Attack UN Base in Northern Mali According to Reuters news agency, the attack was staged by semi-nomadic Fulani herders  at night, although no one has yet claimed responsibility for this attack.Mali has seen an escalation of attacks in recent months, some ethnic while others were carried out by jihadist groups.Tensions have been rising since the ethnic Dogon hunters were accused of carrying out a massacre on the semi-nomadic Fulani herders’s village in March.Meanwhile, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, has redeployed its security operations in central Mali to support the Malian Defense and Security Forces in securing and protecting the population.center_img At least 95 killed in Mali attack Relatedlast_img read more