March 07, 2021 - 20:32 GMT Francesca Shillcock The whodunnit drama began last week but fans have one complaint about the new series… McDonald and Dodds returned to ITV last week for its second series seeing Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia reprise their roles as DCI McDonald and DS Dodds. MORE: McDonald and Dodds: everything we know about series two But it seems that while many are loving the whodunit drama, which is set in picturesque Bath, others weren't entirely pleased with the accents used by the actors within the show. Taking to social media, one person wrote: "It will be better when they realise that we don't speak like Cornish pirates around here! Was embarrassing." Loading the player... WATCH: Did you watch series one of McDonald and Dodds? A second viewer echoed this, tweeting: "The best thing was the sights of Bath. Why do actors try and have a West Country accent, acting really was poor and two … [Read more...] about McDonald and Dodds: Fans have one complaint about ITV’s new series
MILLIONS of self-employed Brits will be given up to £7,500 thanks to the fourth self-employment grant. Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed further details about the scheme as part of his Budget including who is eligible. The fourth grant will cover lost earnings through February, March and April as a result of coronavirus. Eligible self-employed workers who have lost income due to the virus will be able to claim 80% of their earnings each month, up to a cap of £2,500. The Chancellor also confirmed that a fifth and final grant will be available covering lost income for June, July and August. This value of this grant will be determined by a turnover test, Like the previous payouts, the grants will be part of the self-employment income support scheme (SEISS). The Chancellor has confirmed that both grants will now be available for 600,000 newly self-employed workers as long as they submitted a tax return by midnight last night. For now, here's everything we … [Read more...] about When can I claim the fourth grant for self-employed?
Two months into the role of country manager in Vietnam for such a big company, and 10 years into your IBM journey, what are your thoughts on the role of women in such a position? Pham Thi Thu Diep was appointed as the first female country general manager in Vietnam of IBM, the multinational technology company headquartered in New York. I have received the greatest support from the Vietnam team as well as from my regional colleagues as we transform to adapt to the new business environment. I feel fortunate that there are many programmes in IBM that will groom female leaders to hold significant positions in the company. My journey in the last 10 years as a female leader has been meaningful and fulfilling. But it is not so good across the board for women leaders. The latest IBM Institute for Business Value study on women in leadership in the workplace reveals that organisations are losing their footing in the effort to achieve gender equality in the global … [Read more...] about Pham Thi Thu Diep – Leading the way
Kathryn Hahn , Keanu Reeves , Debbie Allen , Ellen Burstyn and Bobby Cannavale are among the actors who’ll take part in this year’s virtual Spotlight on Plays series benefitting The Actors Fund . Performers and directors were announced today by producer Jeffrey Richards for the series that kicks off March 25 with Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play , to be directed by Leigh Silverman. Other artists to be featured in the spring series include Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Heidi Schreck, Alia Shawkat, Heather Alicia Simms, Alicia Stith and more, with additional details to be announced. The play series, launched last year on the Broadway ’s Best Shows website , features actors performing the works remotely, with the readings pre-recorded and edited. This year’s line-up of plays and directors include: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY (March 25) ANGRY, RAUCOUS AND SHAMELESSLY GORGEOUS (April 9) WATCH ON THE RHINE (Date TBA) OHIO STATE … [Read more...] about Kathryn Hahn, Keanu Reeves, Debbie Allen Join Casts In ‘Spotlight On Plays’ Virtual Benefit Series