‘This House’ View Comments “This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy.” Casting has been announced for the (arguably, extremely timely) West End transfer of James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Tony nominee Nathaniel Parker (Wolf Hall) and more will star in the previously reported production, which is set to begin previews on November 19. Opening night is scheduled for November 30.The cast will also be led by Phil Daniels, Kevin Doyle, David Hounslow, Ed Hughes, Lauren O’Neil, Steffan Rhodri, Malcolm Sinclair and Sarah Woodward, along with Christopher Godwin, Peter Landi, Matthew Pigeon, Giles Taylor, Tony Turner and Orlando Wells.1974. The U.K. faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it’s a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote. It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions. Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, Graham’s play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes: the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.This House originally played two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre; this incarnation will transfer to the Garrick following its upcoming run at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre.
By Matthew ChappellUniversity of GeorgiaYou just moved to Georgia and purchased a fantastic home with a not-so-fantastic landscape. You immediately ask two questions: “Where do I start?” and “What about the drought do I need to know?”Have no fear. With a little bit of time and energy, you will be well on your way to a beautiful landscape that can withstand a lack of water. Before you plant a peony or lay a finger on a shovel, you should test the soil. A soil test is an easy and inexpensive means of identifying if the soil will require adjustments to the pH or nutrient levels. If you plant in poor soil, plants will grow poorly or slowly die.The local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office provides instructions on how to do a test, read the results and on ways to adjust the soil for optimal plant growth. Most plants require pH between 5.2 and 6.5 to grow well. However, it is not uncommon in northern Georgia for new home sites or unmaintained landscapes to have soil pH in the range of 4-5 with nutrients below levels needed for most landscape plants and turf to grow well. Once you have adjusted the soil, you are on the road to a healthy landscape. The next step should be amending the soil. Organic soil amendments will improve the water-holding capacity of native soil, provide plants with a better rooting environment and allow water to infiltrate the soil surface faster, reducing runoff. These three factors will prepare your soil and plants for drought conditions and will virtually eliminate the need to irrigate your landscape. Typically, you will not need to amend the soil more than 25 percent to observe a significant benefit. To achieve this, for example, you would place 2.5 inches of amendment on the soil surface and then till to a depth of 10 inches. A variety of soil amendments can be used including household compost, composted yard waste and composted livestock waste. The key is to use a composted material. A non-composted amendment can rob soil of the valuable nitrogen plants need to flourish. Now that your soil is prepared, it is time to determine what you want to plant. For those who move to Georgia from northern states, this will be a time of great excitement. Georgia gives gardeners a cold enough winter to grow many northern favorites and a not-too-cold winter and lengthy summer that allows some tropical plants to thrive. Some examples of plants that you often won’t find in northern gardens but grow well in all but extreme northern Georgia include windmill palm, cabbage or palmetto palm, needle palm, agave, lemon bottlebrush, camellia, winter daphne, Japanese fatsia, cape jasmine, Japanese pittosporum and some cultivars of oleander. These are just a few selections. Beyond plants, the most exciting aspect of horticulture in Georgia is the supporting cast of individuals, activities and public gardens available in this state. Take advantage of opportunities in local garden clubs and UGA’s Master Gardener program to increase your understanding of horticulture and trade plants. There are an abundance of flower and horticulture trade shows to expand your horizons and find the next fabulous plant. In Georgia, horticulture seems to be around every corner. Join the party and enjoy transforming your landscape into your small paradise.
Loading… Pjanic posted a message on his Twitter account, reported via Mundo Deportivo, thanking Juventus fans, and confirming he wants to help the club win a first European title since 1996.“Thinking about it makes me shiver, as my Serie A experience with Juventus comes to an end,” he posted.“But it not time to say goodbye yet, I intend to stay here until August 23.”The Champions League final is currently scheduled for August 23 at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz, as part of the competition’s reformatted single leg structure from the quarter finals onwards. Incoming Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has hinted he wants to sign off with a Champions League win at Juventus, before joining Quique Setien’s side. The Bosnian international agreed a deal to trade places with La Blaugrana star Arthur Melo on June 29, with the 30-year old staying on to complete the season in Turin.Advertisement However, whilst Melo has controversially refused to return to play for Barcelona, Pjanic picked up his fourth Serie A title, ahead of Maurizio Sarri’s side facing Lyon in the Champions League. Read Also: UEFA Champions League ready to restart, at long lastJuventus are currently trailing 1-0 on aggregate to Ligue 1 side Lyon, with Sarri’s side needing a strong performance in their August 7 second leg to reach the last eight.If they do progress into the next round, the Italian giants will face the winners of Manchester City’s clash with La Liga champions Real Madrid.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian20 Celebs With Surprising Hidden Talents And SkillsThe 10 Best Female Drivers In Racing History
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has written the Liberian Senate, nominating her son Charles Sirleaf as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), for his “second and last term.” Mr. Sirleaf was appointed Interim Governor of CBL in 2016 after the resignation of Governor J. Mills Jones, who had completed his term as Governor and needed to do so to enable him to contest for the presidency in the upcoming elections. In her letter read before the Senate plenary during its 15th day sitting yesterday, President Sirleaf informed the lawmakers that: “The Executive Committee of the Central Bank of Liberia has written me on behalf of the Board of Governors to request the reappointment of Mr. Charles Sirleaf as Deputy Governor for Operations.”In keeping with that request, the president’s letter concluded: “I hereby nominate Mr. Charles Sirleaf for consideration of the Honorable Senate for the position of Deputy Governor for Operations of the Central Bank of Liberia. This would be Mr. Sirleaf’s second and last term.” Mr. Sirleaf is an experienced banker, who joined the National Housing and Savings Bank in 1993 as vice-president and became president of the bank in 1998. Before that he worked in Namibia for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).Sirleaf joined the CBL in January 2004 and served in various departments, including banking and finance. He was later named Deputy Governor for Operations. However, August 2012, Charles Sirleaf along with 45 other government officials were suspended on orders of President Sirleaf for failure to declare their assets to the Anti-Corruption Commission. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Costa Rican midfielder Celso Borges wears a Switzerland jersey as he kisses his partner after Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and Costa Rica at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 27, 2018.Costa Rica now heads home after failing to move forward out of the group round of the World Cup, much to the disappointment of fans back home.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to [email protected] We’d love to see the sights with you. Related posts:Costa Rica, Brazil battle rumors of tension and injury before high-stakes matchup Costa Rica ties Switzerland 2-2, heads for World Cup exits Clarín: Keylor is a superhero, and La Sele is our army Our special World Cup print edition is here! Costa Rica ties Switzerland 2-2, heads for World Cup exits Facebook Comments