Kenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke) 2011 Presentation

first_imgKenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about Kenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke)  2011 presentation Company ProfileKenolkobil Limited is an oil marketing company supplying, storing, distributing and retailing an extensive range of petroleum products for markets in Africa sub-regions. This involves trading crude and refined petroleum products including motor fuels, industrial oils, liquified petroleum gas, aviation fuels, lubricants and various specialist oils. Kenolkobil Limited also markets a range of lubricants under the Castrol and K-Lube brands and sells a cooking gas called K-gas; and supplies gas accessories such as burners, regulators, cooking grills, lanterns, cookers, gas poles and hoses and fuel management systems. Kenolkobil Limited was the first marketer in Kenya to commission a fully-electronic fleet fuel management system, called K-Card which offers holder’s highly discounted purchases at its service stations across the country. Formerly known as Kenya Oil Company Limited (Kenol), the company was founded in 1959 as a wholesaler of packaged Kerosene and later invested in service stations. Today, Kenolkobil Limited is Kenya’s leading indigenous oil marketing company with operations in Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenolkobil Limitedlast_img read more

Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

MTN Rwandacell Plc (MTN.rw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgMTN Rwandacell Plc (MTN.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about MTN Rwandacell Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Rwandacell Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.MTN Rwandacell Plc Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileMTN Rwandacell PLC (MTN Rwanda) is the market leader in mobile telecommunications in Rwanda. Since 1998, we have continuously invested in expanding and modernising our footprint and are the country’s No 1 network. MTN Rwanda offers various innovative services to consumers and enterprises, including personalised voice, data, home and fixed connectivity solutions. The company is also the front runner in Mobile Financial Services in Rwanda delivered through its FinTech subsidiary, Mobile Money Rwanda Ltd. MTN Rwandacell Plc is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d invest £100k today

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 11th January, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Investing a large lump sum can seem like a daunting prospect at first. But it doesn’t have to be. Today there are plenty of tools and funds investors can use to get the most out of the market and make the investing process as simple as possible.For most of us, the best way to invest a large lump sum would be to choose a selection of low-cost passive tracker funds, with the goal of branching out over time.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Tracker fundsThe great thing about tracker funds is that they give you instant exposure to hundreds, or possibly even thousands, of companies at the click of a button.What’s more, you don’t have to worry about managing them or about what the managers own in these funds. Because tracker funds are only designed to replicate an underlying index, there’s no chance you will get a rogue manager who goes off and invests in a lot of illiquid start-up companies, like Neil Woodford.Diversification is also easy to achieve using tracker funds. Investment professionals usually recommend including at least 30 stocks in any portfolio to be well-diversified. However, buying just one passive tracker fund could achieve this aim instantly.A FTSE 250 tracker fund, for example, would give you a portfolio of 250 different companies across a range of different sectors, industries and countries.Risk-toleranceChoosing investment funds for your portfolio will depend on your own personal risk-tolerance. The FTSE 250 is a mid-cap fund and has produced a much better performance than its larger peer, the FTSE 100, over the past few decades.That being said, the FTSE 100’s average dividend yield is around 50% higher, and the index is much less volatile. So, if you are looking for a steady income stream, the FTSE 100 might be a better addition to your portfolio than the FTSE 250.It is also relatively straightforward to build an international portfolio using tracker funds. For instance, you can find a range of low-cost funds on the market that offer exposure to, say, US stocks or European companies, as well as other developing stock markets.If you are really adventurous, you could venture into the emerging market segment. However, emerging markets can be very risky and volatile, and the additional returns available don’t necessarily make up for the increased risk.There are also low-cost passive tracker funds available for investors who want to own fixed income products such as bonds. Some of these funds offer a prospective income yield of around 3% from a relatively safe portfolio of global bonds, which is more than you would be able to get from any high street bank.There are also passive tracker funds that are devoted to owning property stocks, which gives investors an easy way to invest in the property sector with minimal investment.A combination of all of the above would make an excellent starter portfolio for an investor looking to invest £100,000. Using a Stocks and Shares ISA would also significantly reduce your tax bill and enhance returns over the long term. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. How I’d invest £100k today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest money in a Stocks and Shares ISA to achieve financial freedom

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Here’s how I’d invest money in a Stocks and Shares ISA to achieve financial freedom Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stocks and Shares ISAs provide a simple and low-cost means of investing money in the stock market to access long-term gains. Through buying high-quality companies when they trade at low prices, I think an investor could maximise their ISA returns to produce a surprisingly large retirement nest egg.With the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 still trading below their 2020 peaks after the stock market crash, there may be opportunities to invest money at favourable prices at the present time.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investing money through a Stocks and Shares ISAA Stocks and Shares ISA provides a number of benefits for an investor who’s seeking to invest money in shares. For example, they’re easy to set up. They can be opened online in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, ISAs are simple to operate, and the experience for an investor seeking to buy shares is likely to be very similar to using a standard share dealing account.However, ISAs provide tax benefits that can lead to higher returns over the long run. No capital gains or dividend tax is charged on amounts invested through an ISA. With tax rises seemingly likely to pay for the pandemic, their tax efficiency could become increasingly valuable.And with money invested in a Stocks and Shares ISA available at any time without penalty, they provide greater accessibility than other forms of retirement saving accounts.Investing money in shares todayNow could be an opportune moment to start investing money in shares through a Stocks and Shares ISA. Investor sentiment is still relatively weak towards a wide range of sectors after the stock market crash. Therefore, it may be possible to purchase stocks at prices that don’t account for their long-term growth prospects.This may provide an investor with greater scope to generate capital growth in the long run. Especially as company valuations have historically reverted to their long-term averages after market downturns.Furthermore, many high-quality companies trade at low prices. In other words, cheap shares aren’t only those businesses with weak financial positions or that lack a competitive advantage.This may mean Stocks and Shares ISA holders can now invest money in the best UK shares. The end result may be higher returns over the long run that make a positive impact on their retirement prospects.Investing money on a regular basisRegular investing services available to Stocks and Shares ISA investors mean that buying shares is often cheap. Furthermore, regularly buying shares could be a sound means of investing while the near-term prospects for the economy are uncertain.It could allow an ISA investor to take advantage of potential declines in stock prices in the short run. This may provide greater opportunities for gains in the coming years that have a positive impact on their retirement plans. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

City approves grant for recreational trails at Kit Land Nelson Park

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 I saw that alligator spray head on one of the Apopka websites, from a stock picture of a splash pad, I assume, that thing was so cute! August 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 The Apopka City Council voted 5-0 yesterday to accept a $120,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to create recreational trails at Kit Land Nelson Park. The improvements also include additional parking spots adjacent to the park. The grant required an $80,000 match from the City, which will come from unused funds from various departments that go to the general fund.A separate grant will allow the city to create a new playground for the park. Construction of public bathrooms is underway, and the city is moving forward with plans to build a water play area for children.“We brought Dr. Jackson in to attract grants to the City, and she’s done an outstanding job,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “This is an opportunity to enhance the park, make it more useful, successful, and bring additional people to the park. I think it’s a great opportunity.”Dr. Shakenya Harris-Jackson is the grant and neighborhood services coordinator for the City of Apopka. She facilitated the grant with the FDEP, and has worked with the City of Apopka since March of 2015.According to the information packet provided by the City for the August 16th meeting, on March 15, 2017, City Council approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2561 which amended the Capital Improvement Plan to include the fitness trail/track in Kit Land Nelson Park as it was a requirement of the grant application process. The FDEP awarded the City $120,000 to Construct a 10′ X 2,900 Linear Foot concrete fitness trail in Kit Land Nelson Park with the installation of additional landscaping, lighting, and parking spaces. The fitness trail will support non-motorized activities such as bicycling, skating, walking, and fitness activities. The Match requirement is $80,000. The estimated project cost is $200,000.According to the packet, each fiscal year employee positions within the General Fund are vacant. Although fully funded within the budget, a portion is always left over. A recent check of these accounts show there will be much more than the required match left over at September 30, 2017 that can be transferred to the Grant Fund for this specific use.Note – The City of Apopka Public Information Office contributed to this report. 3 COMMENTS Reply What a shame other boy scout troop members earning their Eagle scout badges weren’t allowed to work in a group project to get their multiple Eagle scout badges to build the community splash pad….LOL! The splash pad would have been already built, with their seeking out expert’s help for free, and kids would be already using it, and the final cost figures would have been at an all time low for any city splash pad anywhere around, and those boy scouts would have been able to cut right through all that boring administrative red tape, and legal mumbo jumbo…LOL…. but of course, they couldn’t bid, and anyway, that would have been too logical of a solution. TAGSCity of ApopkaFlorida Department of Environmental ProtectionKit Land Nelson Park Previous articleAPD Arrest ReportNext articleThere is only one side Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Mama Mia Mama Miacenter_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here August 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm So the splash pad is project is now going to be bid on one more time (the 3rd time) per the Apopka City Council vote based on the city attorney’s recommendation. I wonder how the next bid fiasco will play out? Will the same two bidders last time put in their re-bids, and will their plans and bids remain the same or change? Will another bidder enter the picture, or multiple bidders that haven’t bid before? It is going to be interesting for sure. The 2nd bid process was revealed with plans and bid estimates before the council. The cat is out of the bag, so to speak. Potential new bidders and/or previous bidders know what the previous plans were, that were presented, as well as what figures their rival company bid. Sealed bids amounts were previously revealed, so how is it going to go next time? Stay tuned, as the splash pad soap opera continues………. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom August 18, 2017 at 1:49 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Reply last_img read more

L House / Philippe Stuebi

first_img Photographs CopyHouses•Zurich, Switzerland Switzerland Houses L House / Philippe Stuebi ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/79549/l-house-philippe-stuebi Clipboard L House / Philippe StuebiSave this projectSaveL House / Philippe Stuebi Projects “COPY” Architects: Philippe Stuebi Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ArchDaily Save this picture!© Dominique Marc Wehrli+ 27 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/79549/l-house-philippe-stuebi Clipboard Photographs:  Dominique Marc WehrliText description provided by the architects. The expressive volumetry emerged thanks to the special form of the plot and the requirement of the constructor to place a maximal volume on the plot. With the method of the hollowing out the room program and the sculptural building body became incorporated. The sketch development was a work of lining up the demanded areas to a movement going through the house: stretch, widths, narrowing, grinding out from mass to a coherent sequence of space according to the principle of the enfilade.Save this picture!© Dominique Marc WehrliRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionEach area remains its completely specific character in size and form (conical entry area with clothes and guest wc.,large cubic double-story entrance hall, triangular loggia as color area, double-story inside rounded library which is downstairs three sided glazed, etc.) so that when entering the house various and surprising, only in moving itself the opening space experiences occur. Save this picture!© Dominique Marc WehrliThe basement consists of large washing concrete elements (white carrara marble ball with white cement) which are interupted by space-high glazings. The three-sided glazing of the library in the basement ist reflected. Depending upon time of day and lighting conditions you can see the stored books or the reflected garden. The upper floors are implemented in bright lime finish and the glazings in nature-anodized aluminium.Save this picture!© Dominique Marc WehrliProject gallerySee allShow lessHomesown / Levitt BernsteinArticlesWave Pavilion / MacDowell.TomovaArticles Share CopyAbout this officePhilippe StuebiOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZurichHousesSwitzerlandPublished on September 29, 2010Cite: “L House / Philippe Stuebi” 29 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2005 Year: last_img read more

Gardai investigating early morning assault

first_img Previous articleTyrone advance in Qualifiers: FT Report & Mickey Harte ReactionNext articleFinn Harps Underage Reports – Win for U15s, Draw for U17s and Loss for U19s News Highland Gardai investigating early morning assault Twitter Google+ Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – July 1, 2018 Gardai in Letterkenny have launched an investigation after a man was assualted in the early hours of this morning. The 30 year old was attacked on the Main Street area at approximately 3.30am.Gardai have confirmed that the man sustained slash wounds which not believed to be life threatening.The victim was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment.Anyone with information and who may be able to assist Gardai with the investigation has been asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterestlast_img read more

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOT AND ANKLE SURGEON (63357)

first_imgThe University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics andRehabilitation is currently recruiting for an Orthopaedic Foot andAnkle Surgeon to join our dynamic team. This full-time facultyposition is available on a non-tenure accruing track at the rank ofAssistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.Responsibilities include patient care, teaching and research.Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with experience andacademic qualifications.Applicants must have completed an Orthopaedic Residency, one yearor more in a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Fellowship and be BoardCertified/Board Eligible. The ideal candidate will be highlymotivated and an expert in their areas of interest.Finalist must obtain an unrestricted Florida Medical License.Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculumvitae, and three letters of recommendation online.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil a suitable applicant pool has been established. Thisrequisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still underconsideration and need not apply.The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Glittering Prizes

first_imgby Sophie Duncan Dancing girls, confetti and pyrotechnics: Spamalot is the rising star of Big Theatre, dwarfed only by the all-singing, all-dancing, unassailable barricades of Les Miserables. Grown-up actors scramble for the roles created by Tim Curry and David Hyde-Pierce: grown up audiences cheer and stamp six nights a week at The Palace Theatre. Further up the Thames, though, some younger thespians curl their downy lips. Big Theatre is monied, spectactular and (by definition) successful: all the things student theatre cannot rely on being. Moreover, we often hear that without the social evil that is the sequin (symbol, apparently, of the unfashionable suggestion that theatre should sometimes be enjoyable), the dramatic world would be a better, more serious place. The West End, for instance, would have more room for Oxonian thesps when they emerge as Exciting New Voices/Breakthrough Talent/Very Special Snowflakes in two or three years’ time. This intellectual snobbery is fortunately not absolute. Musicals of Oxford put on top-class productions and the best piece of Oxford theatre I’ve ever seen was Seb Cameron’s production of Company in Hilary last year. Here, then, is the case for Big Theatre in the professional world, and why its detractors should grow up. Firstly, even geniuses have to eat. West End musicals employ more performers, technicians and musicals than any other UK theatrical form. ‘Performers’ is a loaded term, implying singers and dancers as well as actors. Actors often look down on singers and dancers as not intellectual or serious enough about their ‘art’: this is amusing, since actors often can’t sing or dance. A trainee lawyer or doctor understands the need to be professionally flexible and update his or her skills: trainee actors must do the same. The relative stability of a long West End contract may well one day appeal. Work with even the most prestigious touring company can mean uprooting partners or children, or miserable separation – and this is an inevitability, since London doesn’t guarantee work and turning down all non-London job offers is career suicide. In a career in classical theatre, there comes a time when they should stop offering you Horatio and start offering you Hamlet. If it never comes, you will be climbing over the backs of your best friends for the kind of job you now despise. Most real actors, jobbing actors, take the best jobs they can get, in a range of media, from children’s programming to more adult pursuits. (I’m not advocating porn. Well, I am advocating porn. But only in moderation, and after Finals).One of the reasons I – and, I hope, others– want to act is to entertain others as well as to provoke. If you look at the faces of theatregoers after a big show, they’re uplifted. Spectacular shows restore a sense of wonder in the audience’s lives, providing a service of escapism and – in Spamalot – a determined message of diversity and inclusion. Meanwhile, London’s most beautiful theatres, many of which now exist solely to show musicals, stay open, and hundreds of people from dressers to dancers go on paying the mortgage. Where the work of new voices and artists is stifled, Big Theatre is not the culprit. Experimental groups such as DV8, Frantic Assembly and Told By An Idiot are feeling the pinch. After 20 years of peaceful coexistence with the darlings of  Shaftesbury Avenue, Howard Barker’s The Wrestling School has been denied the funding it needs to tour. I like musicals because I like music, going to the theatre and because my heart has yet to harden into a swinging brick. And finally, all those snowflakes should bear in mind that Thelma Holt Productions shares a roof with Avenue Q. So. Happy November, and good luck with those applications.Sophie Duncan has seen Spamalot three times. Her favourite bit is the gay wedding.last_img read more