It was the well-organised bowling unit that helped set up the win. Be it the tight bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the early overs or wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav hunting in a pair in the middle or Jasprit Bumrah’s accurate deliveries to clean the lower order, the bowling combination looks ideal to […]
Peter McGahan recalls the Fanny Kemble bulb while considering how to get vlue from an over-priced stock market.
It’s a daily question when you are protecting your pensions and investments: ‘Do you think the stock market is overpriced?’ For sure it is, but that doesn’t mean it can’t become more overpriced, and it doesn’t mean it has to crash in price. It also doesn’t mean you won’t be able to make a lot […]
Could a drug used to treat diabetes help Parkinson’s disease? Behind the Headlines, the news analysis service of the NHS, looks at the science behind recent media claims.
“A drug commonly used to treat diabetes could help those living with Parkinson’s disease,” The Guardian reports. A small study suggests a drug called exenatide may have a modest beneficial effect on motor (movement) symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease. Exenatide is known as a GLP-1 agonist, used to help regulate blood sugar levels in people […]
Trevor Hay’s handsomely mounted Our Great Tchaikovsky vividly evokes the heady opulent atmosphere of 19th century Russia and beyond. Writes Laurence Green.
A time-bending tale of music, politics and the life of one of the world’s most beloved composers is provided by Canadian actor writer and musician Hershey Felder in his one man show entitled Hershey Felder’s Our Great Tchaikovsky (The Other Palace), directed by Trevor Hay. Tchaikovsky is best known for his beautiful ballets Sleeping Beauty, […]
Martin Jones encourages employers to take off the blinkers about older workers and have the guts to employ people for what they can bring to businesses – and forget about the date on their birth certificate.
In a recent episode of The Apprentice, Lord Sugar warned the mostly millennial-aged competitors – who were designing a product for the grey market – that being over 60 doesn’t mean you have ‘one foot in the grave’. His comment highlighted the enduring stereotype that old age is all about decline and illness, rather than […]
Laurence Green reviews Lee Tannen’s personal Portrait of the fantastic, Lucille Ball, directed by Anthony Biggs.
A personal portrait of a Hollywood legend who was and remains one of the funniest women in show business, namely Lucille Ball, is provided by Lee Tannen is his anecdotal new play, I Love Lucy (Arts Theatre), based on his best-selling memoir and directed by Anthony Biggs. Lucille Ball was an enigmatic figure behind the […]
Laurence Green reviews Bartlett Sher’s richly insightful and culturally diverse political drama, Oslo.
How far would you go to make peace with your enemies? This is the question raised by Bartlett Sher’s energising Lincoln Center Theatre production of J.T Rogers’ fact-based political drama, Oslo, which won the 2017 Tony Awards for the Best Play and is at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre until Saturday 23 September and then at […]
A blood test in midlife could predict dementia risk reports The Times. Behind the Headlines examines the science behind the story.
“Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk,” is the headline in The Times. Researchers in the US say people who have higher measures of inflammation in middle age are likely to have less brain tissue in some parts of their brain in older age. The differences in brain volume, seen on MRI scans, were […]
It is one of the most moving of Dickens’s novels, a tale of sacrifice and injustice, but you would never have guessed it from Timothy Sheader’s misconceived production of A Tale of Two Cities (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), adapted from the original and given a confusing contemporary slant by Matthew Dunster. The plot, for […]
Yanis Varoufakis argues that only a progressive approach to Brexit can deliver a solution that is equitable to future UK/EU relations
Insurgencies often end up betraying the ideals that motivated them. Brexit seems no different. In no time, it has shed its intellectually most powerful motive: the full restoration of sovereignty to the House of Commons. Parliament’s sovereignty over the future of UK-EU arrangements has been dealt three blows since the Brexit referendum. First, Prime Minister […]