Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Reply October 28, 2019 at 10:47 am Reply Ah Chaz, you mentioned one of my favorites,Tarzan and don’t forget John Carter! If someone today read one of Edgar Rice Burroughs original stories, they would run screaming into the night and demand a book burning! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply NH October 27, 2019 at 8:46 am Ouch!!! That sounds painful…The sanmich AND the bramble bushes..lolThanks for sharing, it starts my day with a smile. Mike, pal you are sooo right! Most of the stuff that the busy bodies claim is child abuse is just plain life. Any one of those men would have died to prevent abuse toward me or any child. That was a training period in my life that prepared me for survival through my entire existence A lot of the real ugly stuff we hear about today wouldn’t have happened back in that gentler, more considerate and kinder day. My daddy once said, “GIVE ONE OF THEM BLOODSUCKING POLITICIANS A FOOT HE WON’T TAKE A YARD, HE WILL TAKE AN ENTIRE LEG!” Bless you dear folks, Chaz 22 COMMENTS Reply Reply charles towne Herb, the thing that is real neat is the fact that our wonderful Heavenly Father turned it all to my advantage and then to your pleasure. Blessings on you and yours my friend, Chaz So great to hear about your childhood adventures Charlie. Truth we’ll told is even better then fiction and you sure can tell it. Now I know why you like “live” animals more than dead ones! October 27, 2019 at 8:09 pm charles towne Reply Reply Reply number two son I can see you in my minds eye…I am awful glad you lived to tell the tales you tell! Reply Reply October 29, 2019 at 6:48 am charles towne it was a thing of pride to have scars from childhood adventures the odd puncture wound from icicles that were out of place. or getting ones neck slashed while playing Vietnam in the barn. the claws and teeth of critters that put me of of pets for life. in my adult life i now have a extensive collection of spots and whatnot i am glad i was there when you got some of yours i love you dad Herb Weissman charles towne Reply October 27, 2019 at 7:48 pm charles towne Richard Reply Richard Leo my brother, hunting, fishing and trapping were a way of life back in those long ago days. I no longer hunt at all. I am glad you liked the story pal. I would have to roam the jungles in in your country, that would be a real adventure. Bless you and yours my friend, Chaz Beautiful story Charles that also reminds me spent the whole days with my cousins in the farm riding horse, swimming in the river and hunting every single creature and also going to the cemetery for cows, pigs and trying to kill vultures. November 4, 2019 at 11:48 am charles towne Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply October 31, 2019 at 2:40 pm charles towne Don Young October 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm Dear number two son, the thing to remember is the fact that you did learn your life lessons pretty darned good ’cause you most likely wouldn’t crawl back in that cage with a mouthful of sharp teeth waiting for you today! Love ya back, Your pappy October 29, 2019 at 12:22 am Richard, ain’t it the truth? And I loved those original illustrations, I mean, do you remember the gorillas! Yes, people don’t have a clue what it is to write real adventure today. You take care pal, Your old friend, Chaz, Hawk Lassiter Dear CSG, YES! We would play with the electric fences, always try to introduce some green neighbor kid by convincing him that it wouldn’t shock him. Yeah, I know, we were mean, but it was fun. Bless you, Chaz Leo Cano Ahhh, but Richard, those heroes live on in our memories don’t they? And then we had that greatest of all gifts, the gift of reading able to transport us. We had Tarzan, White Fang, and so many others to guide us into fantasmagorical wonders and adventures that are still with us. Bless you pal, Chaz Reply Reply October 29, 2019 at 7:51 pm CSG So many Children today lack Male Role Models in their World today! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter October 27, 2019 at 9:14 am Hey, can always count on you for a good “chuck”le every time I read one of them there stories of yours.Kind of reminds me of going to Grannie and PaPa’s farm in KY when I was a kid. All of us cousins running all over the place, never into the brambles or thorns, but we did get into the electric fence a few times! YIKES!God bless you, Chuck!Love your stories! EJ, AINT IT THE TRUTH? Those men are long gone now and A rougher bunch is rarely seen but my dad knew his friends pretty well and a little boy kid was safe in their presence for the most part. I was to eventually learn that life can offer up a lot worse things in life then man talk, cold water and brambles! You take care now ya hear, Chaz Mike McFadden Although I grew up around many hunters I never actually experienced a “hunt”. Your choice of words and your precise use of those words always presents a visual view of your stories in my mind. In today’s world protests of “child abuse” would have robbed you of the learning experience and the rest of us a good Sunday morning story. We are so fortunate to have grown up when we did. Keep the stories coming… So many years ago, so many memories! Different times when as young boys we wanted to be cowboys or pirates or explorers in the jungle! I remember no greater joy than spending time with grown ups, listening to them tell stories, swear and whatever with the only rule being, ” Don’t tell your mother! ” It was like a secret club that let you in on what it was like to be a man and hunt, fish, swear, build things, fix stuff, spit, and do all the things men did. Jungle Jim and John Wayne and Randolph Scott, and Flash Gordon are no longer with us and I for one, miss them! Dear Faith, it is Mr. Me myself. Life is sooo good! And the tales I tell are told with something akin to a zest for introducing others to a life full of adventure and life that is almost a thing of the past, whatever that means, Daddy Me Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply they learned ya good! remembering how ya put up a whole dollar ifn my skinny little ten year old self would crawl into cindys cage. cindy being a ornery red faced macaque a third my weight but a hundred times more lethal that aint counting her sweet disposition that she kept quite under wraps. i cant thank you enough how you learned me that flimsy paper aint worth getting ones hide perforated. October 29, 2019 at 3:11 pm Reply InspirationBy Charles TowneWhen I was just about seven years old and the size of a skinny wart on a runty toad’s behind I was hired out to some friends of my father as a retriever. So you will better understand I was not a hound dog retriever, I was a little boy retriever. Please allow me to explain.I would also be sent into those nasty bramble thickets, dense patches of weeds and thorny berry patches to flush out the rabbits and pheasants for the hunters. That was my job. After the bunnies and birds committed suicide by running and flying within range of the shotgun-wielding horde that awaited them I retrieved the deceased from where they had crash-landed back into those same thick, nasty and thorny patches of blackberry bushes and brambles. Yes, that was my job. Finally, after retrieving them I carried all of the deceased animals my hunters had shot that day. That was also my job. I am here to tell you that it sure is nice to be needed.I was paid a dollar a day, and what I was told was a delicious free lunch. The delicious free lunch was what Mr. Bill called a pepper “sanmich” which was composed of two slices of white bread with hot green peppers in between. Strange as it might seem I was never able to develop an appetite for those delicious hot pepper “sanmiches.”The first day that I went with my group of hunters I was excited. I mean, what 7-year-old kid wouldn’t dearly love to accompany a bunch of vulgar, profane and smelly hunters into the woods to hunt rabbits and pheasants?What an opportunity for an education!And those men, my teachers; I could surely admire!I am not sure this is the education my mama wanted for me.There I was, tromping through the woods and fields with real men! Men who had lived life as hunters and fishermen and who would joke with a boy and treat him as an equal! It wasn’t until some time later that I learned what the word “equal” meant. I became accustomed to request performances such as, “Hey boy, that there big patch of thorny brambles looks like real good rabbit cover to me. Why don’t you run through there and see what you can kick up? And don’t you be worryin’ none about them thorns, thorns don’t bother real men”It wasn’t until some time later that I asked one of the hunters about this, “real men” comment. Reaching back into the nether regions of my rememberer my question went something like this. “If thorns don’t bother real men none, why ain’t you guys trompin’ around in them big patches of nasty brambles and thorny berry bushes?”As I remember it he looked at me with sort of a pained expression on his face, and for a minute there I thought he was going to cry before he said, “Son,” (I also was about to learn that when adults use the title, “son” it usually is not a good sign.) “Son, here we are out here in the woods teachin’ you how to hunt and all, and you ast me a darned question like that? Why you should be ‘shamed of yersef.” Just then there was the blast of a shotgun and one of the hunters exclaimed, “Dingblame it, would ya look at that? That big ol’ pheasant splashed down right in the middle o’ the river! Hey boy, go get that pheasant will ya? An’ make it quick before he disappears around that bend in the river, and don’t you be concerned about that icy cold river water!”One thing you should know about my hunters, they were real kind and considerate. So you understand better why I say that you should know that they had them as nice a pack of rabbit dogs as you ever saw, beagles they were and they were real good hunters, at least that is what I was told.Mr. Bill owned the dogs and he was always lovin’ on them and petting them, but as I remember there was two things those dogs didn’t like, thorny bramble bushes and cold water, and seeing as we were hunting on islands where thick thorn bushes grew in profusion, and the islands being surrounded by water as is usually the case with islands, well, and it was winter, you get the picture, and I got the job.I would come back from those hunting trips with a runny nose and all covered with dried blood from the thorn bushes poking holes in my sorry seven-year-old hide, and soaking wet from wading in the river, and tired from carrying all the rabbits and pheasants the hunters had shot that day, but do you know what? I was happy. I had spent the day with a bunch of profane, boozing, smelly, vulgar hunters, and I had even earned a whole dollar! I never was able to develop an appetite for those hot pepper sandwiches though, but how much fun can a little kid have anyhow?AN OUTDOORSMAN’S PRAYERDear Papa God, thanks for answering mama’s prayers and protecting me and keeping me from getting shot by one of those drunken hunters instead of the rabbits! And Lord, for the most part, thanks for protecting me from the bad habits that those profane, boozing, smelly, and vulgar hunters endeavored to teach me, AmenCharles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Reply charles towne October 28, 2019 at 6:09 pm Dear NH, it is fortunate that kids are resilient isn’t it? Looking back at it all I don’t imagine any self respecting germ would have had anything to do with me. Chaz October 27, 2019 at 9:12 pm October 28, 2019 at 9:03 pm TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleGuest column: Water Less to save water and help sustain our water supplyNext articleFlorida to commit more state money to opioid treatment amid mix of expiring, new federal grants Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Faith Fowler EJ charles towne Reply charles towne October 31, 2019 at 3:44 pm October 27, 2019 at 10:15 am October 29, 2019 at 1:55 pm number two son You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Save this picture!© Yohei Sasakura+ 26 Share Year: House in Otori / arbolSave this projectSaveHouse in Otori / arbol Architects: arbol Area Area of this architecture project House in Otori / arbol ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/525281/house-in-otori-arbol-design Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/525281/house-in-otori-arbol-design Clipboard Houses Photographs: Yohei Sasakura CopyAbout this officearbolOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSakaiJapanPublished on July 16, 2014Cite: “House in Otori / arbol” 16 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis Gallardo+ 10 Share Apartments “COPY” Architectural Design: Real Estate Development:Javier Sánchez, Santiago Sanchez, Alvaro Becker, Julio MarcéStructures:Oscar TrejoBuilding Services:IESHConstruction:Edificación y Diseños S.A. (EDISA)Site Management:Alfonso Rodríguez + Armando UrbinaProject Management:Julio Marce + Gabriel EspinosaSite Direction:Gabriel Espinosa, Alonso Pérez, Carlos Chauca, Roberto RamírezActivities:Real estate development, architectural project, site management, salesTotal Number Of Units:22 unitsApartment Area (Average):from 67 m2 to 168 m2Floors:4 floors + half basementDesign Team:JSa / Sofía VillarealCity:Ciudad de MéxicoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoText description provided by the architects. Durango 133 is an exercise on the insertion of a contemporary project at the corner of Durango and Tonala streets, one of the few vacant lots within the historic fabric of the Roma Norte district of Mexico City.Save this picture!ElevationsThe building is located in a site of atypical dimensions for the area (63m on the facade and a total of 1,100 m2) which borders historic buildings of artistic value within the Heritage Conservation areas of the city.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoThe building consists of 4 floors with 18 duplex units to the street and 4 internal single-floor apartments.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoThe exterior units are designed as a combination of two typologies that are typical in the neighborhood.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoIn the first 2 levels, we propose a series of terraced houses with individual entrances from the street. The ground floor is raised half a level on the sidewalk to protect the privacy of the homes and their relationship with pedestrians and the street.Save this picture!Grounnd and First FloorOver these houses there are duplex apartments that borrow the concept of elevated open street, typical of the neighboring buildings from the early twentieth century.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 10 Best Architect Designed Products at Milan Design Week 2016Architecture News6 Structures Designed to Save Humanity From ItselfArticlesProject locationAddress:6a.Calle de Durango 133, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2015 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786164/durango-133-jsa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786164/durango-133-jsa Clipboard Architects: JSa Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Durango 133 / JSa Year: Mexico Durango 133 / JSaSave this projectSaveDurango 133 / JSa CopyApartments•Ciudad de México, Mexico Projects Javier Sánchez + Juan Reyes Photographs: LGM Studio – Luis Gallardo CopyAbout this officeJSaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityMexicoPublished on April 26, 2016Cite: “Durango 133 / JSa” [Durango 133 / JSa] 26 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“Get sick, go broke! Our health care is a joke.” That call-and-response was chanted loudly and clearly on Nov. 26 by hundreds of airport catering workers and supporters outside Philadelphia Airport’s American Airlines Terminal B.Philadelphia airport Nov. 26Before the demonstration came to an end, police had arrested 39 workers and supporters for “failure to disperse,” or blocking the airport’s busy terminal road. Similar protests organized by UNITE HERE took place at 17 other airports across the U.S. on the same day.Here in Philadelphia, about 400 workers who prepare and provide food and beverages served aboard American Airlines flights are demanding better wages and health care benefits. Most of the workers are from West Africa. UNITE HERE represents them against the airline, which subcontracts LSG Sky Chefs for food catering. Since the airline holds the ultimate power, workers are hoping pressure at the terminal will force Sky Chefs to give in to their demands.While American Airlines has made $12 billion in profits since 2015, subcontracted catering workers who service the company’s flights struggle with a health care plan that is too expensive for most of them. At the cost of $28 a week for an individual and $123 a week for the family plan, only 28 percent of the low-paid workers get single coverage and only 5 percent choose family coverage. The rest of the workers and their families can’t afford the high cost of health insurance and are uninsured.Many workers refuse to apply for Medicaid, even though they may qualify for it, because of fear the Trump administration might count those public benefits against anyone applying for citizenship.The workers have been in negotiations since May with Sky Chefs and have authorized a strike. However, federal law mandates workers cannot hit the bricks until released from mediation by the National Mediation Board, which handles labor-management disputes in rail and airline industries.— Report and photo by Joe Piette FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News BelgiumEurope – Central Asia News News RSF_en Organisation March 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police search home and office of journalist who exposed fraud June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belgium November 23, 2020 Find out more to go further Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders today denounced a court-ordered search of the belongings of a journalist, who has exposed fraud in European institutions, as a violation of the media’s right not to reveal sources of information, which it called “vital for the practice of independent investigative journalism.”Brussels police, armed with a local court order, raided the home and office on 19 March of Hans-Martin Tillack, Brussels correspondent of the German weekly magazine Stern, who is being investigated for allegedly “corrupting a public official.””We remind you that the European Court of Human Rights considers searches of a journalist’s home or office as violations of article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights unless there is a ‘pressing social need,'” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Belgian royal prosecutor Paul Degryse. “We demand that the journalist’s belongings be returned to him immediately.”Tillack is under investigation by a Brussels court for “corrupting a civil servant” after a complaint filed by the European Union’s anti-fraud office OLAF accusing him of paying EU officials for information about supposed EU corruption that he reported in Stern in 2002. Police raided his home at 7 in the morning and seized computer equipment, his mobile phone and many documents. The magazine’s offices at the Brussels International Press Centre were also searched and his computer, phones and files there also seized. He was interrogated by police, who freed him at the end of the day.The management of Stern said OLAF’s accusations were unfounded and that neither Tillack or the magazine had paid anything for the information. “This is an attack on press freedom,” said Boris Wintzenburg, of the magazine’s political desk, who said it may also be linked to a recent article by Tillack about corruption in the European Parliament. Help by sharing this information News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Receive email alerts December 2, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union BelgiumEurope – Central Asia
News Updates”Without Investigation How Police Can Claim That Allegations Are False”: Delhi Court Orders FIR On Allegation Of Killing Burqa Wearing Women During Riots Sparsh Upadhyay1 Nov 2020 11:23 PMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Monday (26th October) directed the police to register an FIR on a complaint by a trader of readymade garments, who claimed to have witnessed burqa-clad women being killed during the Delhi Riots and their bodies thrown into the Bhagirathi Vihar Nala.The Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Kumar was hearing an application filed under Section 156 (3) Cr. P.C. by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Monday (26th October) directed the police to register an FIR on a complaint by a trader of readymade garments, who claimed to have witnessed burqa-clad women being killed during the Delhi Riots and their bodies thrown into the Bhagirathi Vihar Nala.The Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Kumar was hearing an application filed under Section 156 (3) Cr. P.C. by the complainant alleging that on 24.02.2020, communal violence took place wherein some members of a particular community had been brutally injured and also killed.Allegations made in the ApplicationThe Complainant submitted that the bodies of deceased were thrown into the Bhagirathi Vihar Nala and genocide with open loot with arson also took place all the night and the complainant has witnessed the same and locked himself with family inside his house.It was also stated by the applicant that on February 25, a mob of 200 people came to his house and broke the gate and looted his shop. His motorcycles were dragged out on the road and set ablaze.He also submitted that a large trunk containing his daughter-in-law’s jewellery and other personal items related to her marriage were also looted by the mob.However, when he tried to register an FIR related to the said crime of murder, he was told that another FIR was registered at Gokalpuri police station on the complaint of one Aas Mohammad (for theft), who was also a victim of unnamed rioters and theft (FIR No. 78/2020 of PS Gokalpuri).Notably, the police had registered a case of theft on the complaint by Aas Mohammad. It was unconnected to the alleged murders of burqa-clad women. The Complaint of Nisar Ahmed was clubbed with this FIR.The Counsel for applicant prayed for direction of the court under Section 156(3) Cr. P.C. to the police for lodging separate FIR on the basis of the complaint.On the other hand, Investigating Officer stated in his reply that allegation of the complainant regarding the killing of any burqa wearing women and their dead bodies were thrown into Bhagirathi Vihar Nala are false and baseless.Court’s AnalysisThe Court was of the views that its judicial consideration, at the present stage, was confined to consider the legal justification of the complainant to insist for separate FIR by the police on the basis of information given in the present complaint disclosing commission of various cognizable offences, which are different from the allegation of the complainant of another case bearing FIR No. 78/2020 of PS Gokalpuri in terms of place, time and effect of the alleged crime.The Court further remarked,”However, the court fails to appreciate as to how the police could even claim that the allegation of the applicant as to he had seen from his house that some burqa-wearing women or looking alike Muslim women were killed with swords and their dead bodies were thrown into Bhagirathi Nala of a given area are false and without any evidence before conducting any thorough and proper investigation known to the law, of which FIR is commencing point under the given scheme of Cr.P.C.”The Court also said that in case police finds that the information given by the complainant was false and motivated against any innocent person with malafide intention after proper investigation; such a complainant may be taken to the task of law for such unlawful misdeed/commission/omission.Lastly, the court was of the considered view that police should register FIR under appropriate provisions of the law on the basis of information given by the complainant as same reveals commission of some serious cognizable offences which can be investigated properly by the investigating agency of the State only.Accordingly, SHO, PS concerned was directed to lodge FIR within five days from receiving a copy of the order and get the matter investigated properly as per law and expeditiously in view of nature of the allegation in question.With the above observations, the application of complainant under Section 156(3) Cr.P.C. stood disposed of.Advocate M. R. Shamshad appeared for Complainant Nisar Ahmed.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Stormy weather is expected to start this weekend and last through Thanksgiving week. On Thursday, a storm in the west dumped more than 1 foot of snow from northern Arizona to the Colorado Rockies. Even the Grand Canyon saw up to 3 inches.Meanwhile, heavy hail struck Phoenix, Arizona, coating roads and neighborhoods, nearly looking like snow.That same storm brought about 1 inch of snow and freezing rain to Denver Thursday night, causing dangerous driving conditions and a crash involving over 50 cars.By Friday morning that storm system was moving into the South, bringing heavy rain. This weekend the storm will veer to the Northeast, dropping some rain and snow. As Thanksgiving week gets underway, a fast-moving jet stream will buckle and pick up lots of moisture from Pacific Ocean, helping to create several storm systems that will move across the country from the West Coast to the East Coast. More heavy rain and flooding are expected for Southern California and the Southwest. At the same time, cold air from Canada will invade the northern states. There could be several snowstorms next week from the Rockies into the Great Lakes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Admittedly, it is difficult to talk about a play with full confidence when the only performance you’ve seen is one in which a translator is bravely attempting to interpret the words on stage into English in your left ear. However, in the one scene of the OU Chinese Drama Society’s new production of the play ‘I Love Peach Blossom’ that I saw, this hardly seemed to matter: the clever direction by Qian Li and the polished – at times graceful – movements of the actors managed to convey more meaning than many English productions I have seen. And – despite my knowledge of Chinese being entirely nonexistent – the language only seemed to heighten the drama instead of distancing me from the action, which could have been a potential problem for a non-Chinese speaking audience.The production centres on a love triangle between three actors (played by Bing Su, Moyang Chen and Yuchen Xia), who cannot decide on how to finish their play. But (and this is where things get a little confusing) the play they are performing is itself about a love triangle, which becomes increasingly sinister when the wife’s lover Yan is trapped inside her bedroom after her drunken husband Yin returns home unexpectedly.Eventually the play-within-a-play descends into violence, with the actors arguing over who deserves to be killed: should Yan obey his lover’s wishes and stab her husband? Or should the actors keep with tradition and let the wife be murdered for enticing Yan to commit such a terrible deed? As the play continues, the outside world of the actors merges with the world of the play, providing a fascinating comment on the connection between China’s past and present.This unique production by the university’s Chinese Drama Society stands out among Oxford’s range of theatre, which at times can feel slightly boxed-in. The skilled performances of the actors – together with the excellent music and costumes – should create an exceptional atmosphere within the intimate confines of the BT. And fortunately for any members of the audience who don’t speak Chinese, no translator will be needed: surtitles will be included for the actual production.‘I Love Peach Blossom’ by Jingzhi Zou will be on at the BT from Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th February, at 7.30pm.
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