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  • Paula Vogel’s Indecent to Bow on Broadway

    first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 6, 2017 The rumors were true and Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel’s Indecent will land on Broadway this season. The production is set to begin previews in early April 2017 prior to opening on April 18 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced.Directed by Rebecca Taichman and choreographed by David Dorfman, the show played off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre earlier this year; the cast included Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson. No word yet on who will be starring in the production on the Main Stem.Indecent, created by Vogel and Taichman, features music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva and follows the events surrounding the premiere of the controversial 1923 play God of Vengeance, considered an important work of Jewish culture by some and libel by others.Indecent will be the first work of Vogel’s on Broadway; she won a Pulitzer in 1998 for How I Learned to Drive. The production will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Chris Akerlind, sound design by Matt Hubbs and projection design by Tal Yarden.  Related Shows Indecentcenter_img Max Gordon & Adina Verson in ‘Indecent'(Photo: Carol Rosegg) View Commentslast_img read more

  • Peruvian Navy Brings Healthcare, Social Services to Amazon Region

    first_imgThe platforms are components of Peru’s Enduring Social Action Plan, which aims to improve the quality of life for those living in poverty and social ostracization in rural areas throughout the region. “The PIAS’s primary enduring objective is to bring government services and programs in a modular form to remote areas of the Amazon where they are most needed,” Rear Admiral Javier Gaviola Tejada, General Commander of Amazonian Operations and of the Fifth Naval Zone, told Diálogo. “These vessels bring together collaborative and intergovernmental teams that offer government services.” The Navy has three PIAS and is building two more. Workers construct these modern floating structures primarily in the shipyards belonging to the Navy’s Industrial Services in Iquitos. Eventually, the Navy will have 12 PIAS, with each conducting four to five missions annually that will last between 30-45 days and consist of Naval personnel spending between one to three days in each town, according to the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion. “The inter-institutional social work that happens aboard these ships allows Navy personnel to interact directly with civilians. This allows them to achieve an understanding of the problems that exist in the communities they reach and provides support in resolving those which are within the scope of the mission. Also, the fact that the visit dates are agreed upon with the communities ensures that there is permanent contact between them and our own local authorities.” “Since 2013, the Río Napo PIAS has successfully completed 12 separate campaigns and is currently working on its 13th,” Rear Adm. Gaviola explained. “The Río Putumayo I has completed two campaigns following its June inauguration this year, and the Río Morona is now working on its first campaign.” PIAS, which have interpreters who speak the languages of indigenous people, provide general healthcare, medical, and dental treatment to the rural Amazonian population. They also offer other services, such as Pensión 65 – a program that provides monetary assistance to poor people age 65 and older – and Cuna Más, an initiative to support the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children younger than age 3. The Navy also undertakes the JUNTOS Program, which helps indigenous people with financial planning, education, and identification registration, and Qali Warma, a national program to foster a nutritious diet in schools. By Dialogo December 14, 2015 Overcoming challenges to help the civilian population To provide these services, the Navy has overcome numerous challenges, including the Amazon region’s rugged geography, social conflicts, extreme poverty, drug trafficking, terrorism, illegal mining and logging, human trafficking, and a multitude of diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever. “The poor conditions challenge the Peruvian Navy to provide a response to all the threats that constantly plague the Amazonian population,” Rear Adm. Gaviola said. “It’s because of these threats that sustained efforts using the PIAS are necessary. Little by little, we will eventually be able to overcome these.” “The Peruvian Navy has a long history of serving in the Amazon that goes back more than 150 years, helping to provide development to places that are the most difficult to get to due to their geographic characteristics. For more than 50 years, the Peruvian Navy has been bringing government services to these populations by way of their floating hospitals, which were what the current social action strategy was based upon.” Final missions of 2015 The Peruvian Navy’s Traveling Social Action Platforms (PIAS, for its Spanish acronym) have provided medical assistance and social programs to more than 130,900 residents in the Amazon rainforest since the initiative was launched in 2013. Many residents in remote, rural areas would not have access to medical and dental care and social support if were not for the Navy, which uses these services to strengthen its relationship with the civilian population. The initiative has expanded, and today PIAS has three vessels – “Río Napo,” “Río Morona,” and “Río Putumayo I” – that traverse their namesake rivers and assigned watersheds. The PIAS project was born out of an initiative started by the Peruvian Navy that relied on a boat used by drug traffickers before it was impounded by the National Commission of Seized Goods (CONABI). The Navy invested 7 million Nuevos Soles (US$2.07 million) to fund the project, which used the seized boat as its base vessel, according to a report by UNICEF Peru. The Napo, Morona, and Putumayo I recently conducted their final mission of 2015, providing healthcare and social services to communities in the department of Loreto. Providing services to remote areas With 51 different indigenous peoples in Peru, the PIAS provided healthcare and social services to the indigenous communities of Wampis, Kichuas, Secollas, Ocaica, Bora, Awajún, Ashuar, Yagua, and Muruimuinami. For its part the Ministry of Education offered guidance to teachers regarding bilingual and intercultural education and delivered training and other materials in their native languages. Meanwhile, representatives from the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs, the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status, the Ministry of Culture, the Environment Ministry, the Ministry of Justice, and the Federal Reserve Bank of the Nation provided an array of services to help community members. Loreto has “districts with inhabitants who are considered to be living in poverty and extreme poverty…24.3% of children in this department suffer from chronic malnutrition, and 32.2% of Loreto’s adolescents have already been pregnant at some point in their lives,” according to a video published by the Peruvian Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations on December 16, 2013. last_img read more

  • September 1, 2004 Letters

    first_img Lawyer Advertising September 1, 2004 Regular News In an August 1 story you stated that the lawyers’ ad “1-800-PIT-BULL” is an example of what many see as ads that “provoke public hostility toward the profession and legal system.” This is like saying that displaying red lights in the prostitution district is destroying the reputation of the neighborhood.The problem with the legal profession is not a problem of public perception, but rather the deterioration of the profession’s own standards and the unwillingness of the Bar to govern itself in a manner that would instill public trust. Relaxation of rules on referral fees and excessive fee awards in contingent fee litigation are examples of the cause of the problem.We must ask ourselves whether we want to clean up our neighborhood or simply dim the red lights and hope for a better public perception.James D. Francis JacksonvilleGay Adoptions September 1, 2004 Letterscenter_img I am writing to point out a simple, though to some readers a significant, misstatement in the August 1 article “ABA Model Rules, gay adoptions on board’s agenda.” The article states that, under current Florida law, “gay couples can be foster parents but are prohibited by state law from adopting[.]” While the statement is technically true, F.S.. §63.042(3) prevents any homosexual ( i.e. individuals) from adopting as well. A simple oversight on the News’ part, I am certain, but one which unwittingly glosses over the situation of many Floridians.Matthew P. Tabakman OrlandoI read with disbelief that the Family Law Section voted to support homosexual adoptions. Why am I forced to support this action? If The Florida Bar cares to go into highly controversial social issues like the ABA, then I suggest membership should be like the ABA—elective, not mandatory.John P. Joseph St. Petersburg (Editor’s note: Bar sections use their voluntary annual dues to advocate legislative positions and no mandatory Bar fees would be expended if the section’s request for permission to lobby the issue is approved.) Treatment of Prisoners The American Bar Association stood up recently for our soldiers posted around the world now and in the future.We urged our government to treat our prisoners the way we want other governments to treat our people who fall captive to them, reminding our leaders that what we visit upon our prisoners can be visited upon us.Al Qaeda and other terrorists pose a real threat to the United States. That threat creates tension between our need to interrogate prisoners for potentially life-saving information, and our legal standards that ban torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.But we are a nation pledged to the law, because it is the law that shields us — from ourselves, from each other, from would-be tyrants, or from fiery mobs. We demand that other countries adhere to internationally accepted standards, expressed in the laws we have joined with them to adopt. And when they don’t, we cry foul and take them to task.Now Americans are faced with an unfolding drama of tragic dimension.Photographs, videotape, and witnesses lend credence to allegations of torture and cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of prisoners held in Abu Ghraib and elsewhere. Official documents appear to have fostered a climate in which pressure to obtain information overcame the restraint of the law.The ABA stood up for the law when it condemned those who committed abuses and government lawyers and officials who authorized torture. We urged prosecution of those responsible, compliance with our treaty obligations, refusal to turn prisoners we hold over to governments that torture, clarifying our law to assure that torture is not an interrogation tool. And we called for an independent, bipartisan investigation into exactly what happened and why, so that we can be assured that it will not happen again.These are not partisan issues. The sons and daughters of America now stationed around the world and all of us who pray for their safe return are both Republican and Democrat.And those who would defeat terror but who cherish our national heritage are all Americans.As parents, family, and friends of the men and women in uniform fighting to preserve our freedom, we owe it to them not to add to their risk by cheapening the world’s response to torture by failing to respond ourselves.Neal Sonnett Miami, chair, ABA Task Force On Treatment of Enemy Combatants (Editor’s note: The ABA has appointed Sonnett to be its observer in Guantanamo Bay for the hearings to be held before military tribunals for detainees held in the war on terrorism.)last_img read more

  • Reports: Pilot Killed in Long Island Sound Plane Crash

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The pilot of small plane reportedly died Monday morning when the aircraft crashed into the Long Island Sound, according to local authorities and news reports. The pilot’s identity has not been released. His death was reportedly confirmed by Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley, according to SoutholdLocal.com. The U.S. Coast Guard, which was alerted to the downed plane by another aircraft, said the small, white, experimental plane, crashed just before 9 a.m. about eight miles north of Mattituck Inlet. The plane’s parachute was deployed, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The U.S. Coast Guard and rescue crews from Suffolk County Marine and Riverhead and Southold Emergency Medical Services all responded. The Federal Aviation Administration described the aircraft as an amateur-built, single-engine, fixed wing Raven. The FAA said it was told by the U.S. Coast Guard that the plane was found submerged in the water. “Agencies are assessing the situation and the cause of the accident is currently under investigation,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.Southold Town Police has not returned a call for comment.last_img read more

  • What do college students think about credit unions?

    first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bolun Li Bolun Li is a Junior at Duke University majoring in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur and was awarded AACYF 30 under 30 in 2018 for his previous startup. Today, … Web: https://www.zogofinance.com Details They don’t. Based on our survey at Duke University, 76% of GenZ don’t know what credit unions are.My name is Bolun Li, a 20-year-old economics student at Duke and Founder of Zogo Finance. Two months ago, Zogo won the Next Big Idea Competition at NACUSO Conference 2019. But how did we get there?It all happened about a year ago. I was on the phone with an investor and he asked me: “Have you considered partnering with credit unions?”I responded: “What the heck is a credit union?”Feeling dumb, I quickly turned to my friends to ask them about credit unions and found that these savvy smart college students also had no idea how this strange financial institution worked. So, we started reading about credit unions – how they started, who they served, and how they survived. We were completely shocked at their strong sense of community and amazing rates, with some of us commenting:“Credit Unions seem too good to be true… Why haven’t we heard of them before?”“We should all open our accounts at credit unions!”That was over 6 months ago. Today, none of us have switched to a credit union. We continue to bank with large institutions and receive a whopping 0.1% on our savings accounts. We opened our first teen checking accounts with one of the big banks and have stayed there despite having no loyalty to our financial institutions. If we learned more about credit unions as a teen and opened our first account there, the story wouldbe different. Although we have no real reason to stay with these big banks, it will take a lot for us to switch. And frankly, we don’t even know what’s the process of becoming a member of a credit union.I came to  realize that there’s a huge opportunity for credit unions to win in the next five years by doing one simple thing – increase awareness.Increase awareness so that the conversation between my friends and I are not “What the heck is a credit union?” but “credit unions literally offer over 100% better rates than banks”.Increase awareness so that the dialog between my investor and I are not “Have you considered working with credit unions?” but “I should work with credit unions because they are the innovators in Fintech”.Increase awareness so that my generation knows about the credit union movement and takes part in it.Zogo is our solution to help credit unions attract GenZ. As GenZ ourselves, we know how to get it done.  Visit www.zogofinance.com to see how our solution fits your organization and to schedule a demo to learn more from one of our committed onboarding specialists.last_img read more

  • AP3 sets sustainability goals, seeks to double green investments [updated]

    first_imgSweden’s third state pension buffer fund, AP3, has announced new sustainability targets in its interim report. The fund pledged to double its investments in sustainability and green bonds by 2025, and also to halve its carbon footprint within the same timeframe.Kerstin Hessius, AP3 chief executive, said: “In February, the board of directors adopted new sustainability goals for 2019-25, which raise the fund’s ambitions in sustainable investment and governance.”A spokesman from the fund confirmed that this was the first time the sustainability and green bond targets had been announced publicly, having been set by the board in February. Kerstin Hessius, CEO, AP3The fund said investments in green bonds would reach SEK30bn (€2.8bn) and other sustainable investments would increase to SEK25bn.AP3 said it would continue to measure and report on its carbon footprint, perform scenario-based portfolio analysis of climate risks and opportunities, and once more halve its carbon footprint, mainly by encouraging investees to reduce their climate impact.The fund reported a return on investments of 10.8% in the first half of 2018, compared with 3.3% in the same period last year. Its equities and inflation risk categories had performed strongest, it said. Assets under management rose to SEK374bn (€35bn) by the end of June, from SEK341bn at the beginning of this year. The fund reported a net result of SEK36.5bn in the first six months of 2019.This article was updated on 27 August to amend the performance time period in the penultimate paragraph. The new goals fell into three main categories: pledges to continue to contribute to a reduced risk of global warming; doubling sustainable investments by 2025; and promising that AP3’s directly-owned companies would be leaders in sustainability. last_img read more

  • First suspected Ebola case in Brazil

    first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 135 Views   no discussions Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint First suspected Ebola case in Brazil by: – October 10, 2014center_img Share The Brazilian authorities sent an Air Force plane to pick Mr Bah up from Cascavel to fly him to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Rio de JaneiroBrazil says it has identified a suspected Ebola case who arrived in the country on Thursday.The patient, Souleymane Bah from Guinea, presented himself after coming down with a fever at a public health centre in the town of Cascavel in the southern state of Parana.He has been flown to Rio de Janeiro to the National Institute of Infectology.Doctors say he no longer has a fever and blood test results are expected on Saturday.Health Minister Arthur Chioro said the situation was under control and “all health protocols and procedures were applied efficiently and with great success”.Guinea is one of the three West African countries most affected by Ebola.Mr Bah’s symptoms appeared on the 20th day after he left Guinea – within the 21-day incubation period.But since his arrival he has not shown any symptoms and his fever has not returned.Mr Bah arrived in Brazil as a refugee and was granted leave to remain until 2015 by immigration police.Sixty-four people who came into contact with Mr Bah, mostly in the health centre in Parana, are also being monitored for symptoms of Ebola, although the Health Ministry says they are considered low risk.Concerns have been expressed about what route Mr Bah took to get to Brazil.The authorities in Argentina are concerned he may have come to South America through one of the country’s airports or ports.The Brazilian Health Ministry says it has contacted the World Health Organisation about these concerns.BBC News Sharelast_img read more

  • CCJ is the court of choice for CARICOM

    first_img Sharing is caring! (L-R): Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of St Vincent, Dr Ralph Gonsalves and the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Dr Kenny Anthony share a light moment at a press conference at the close of the 33rd regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in St Lucia. (Photo: A. Gaskin/BGIS)CASTRIES, St Lucia (BGIS) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government have agreed that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be the final appellate court for the region. This was disclosed by Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he gave a rundown of some of the issues discussed in caucus before the close of the 33rd regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. The annual summit came to a close on Friday in Castries, St Lucia.Stuart pointed out that the Caribbean had a long track record of producing jurists of the highest international calibre and standing, and it would, therefore, be counterproductive at this stage of the region’s development to be timid about submitting to the court’s jurisdiction.“Now, you know that once the treaty establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice was signed, Barbados and Guyana moved swiftly to submit to the jurisdiction of the court; not only the original jurisdiction which has to do with the interpretation of the CARICOM Treaty, but also the appellate jurisdiction which relates to civil and criminal matters.“I made the point that there was no basis on which Barbados could experience any doubt about the Court, having regard to the fact that a former Chief Justice of Barbados, in the person of Sir William Douglas, had sat on the judicial committee of the Privy Council. [And] that the outgoing, or the immediate past president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Mr Michael de la Bastide, had also sat on the judicial committee of the Privy Council; and that a judge from here in St Lucia …had also sat on the judicial committee of the Privy Council; and that out of Guyana, Dr Mohammed Shahabuddeen had sat as a judge at the International Court of Justice,” he noted.Concerning the issue of the partial accession of Trinidad and Tobago to the CCJ, Stuart said the leaders also gave this matter a lot of thought, and that country would have to reconsider its position.“Trinidad and Tobago had on the table a proposal that would have allowed them, if the heads were so minded, to put one foot in and to keep one foot out — another way of saying that they wanted to accede to the jurisdiction of the court at the criminal level, but to remain outside of the court’s jurisdiction at the civil level.“The consensus of the heads was that was not practicable at this time [and] would send the wrong signals and, in fact, that there were other policy and legal implications that would have to be examined before there was agreement on that issue. Of course, the Legal Affairs Committee of CARICOM, which is an organ of the CARICOM Community, had looked at the issue and had determined that it was not necessarily the tidiest way of making use of the Caribbean Court of Justice.”Stuart explained that it was not practical to have the CCJ headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago and that country not submitting to the court in its appellate jurisdiction. He emphasised that the situation had to be corrected and that the government of Trinidad and Tobago would “be back in touch with us in the near future, we hope, with a more coherent and a more determined approach to the Caribbean Court of Justice”.By Cathy LashleyCaribbean News Now Share Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional CCJ is the court of choice for CARICOM by: – July 10, 2012 22 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

  • Pogba set for Man United training return – sources

    first_imgPaul Pogba will make his return to Manchester United first team training this week, sources have told ESPN.Advertisement The French international, 26, has been sidelined since Dec. 26 as he recovers from surgery on his ankle that followed an injury he first suffered at the end of September. Pogba has played just eight times for United this season, but his return to competitive football looks to be imminent.After going through most of his rehabilitation at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai, Pogba is back at United’s Carrington training ground. Club doctors are happy with the midfielder’s progress and recovery and have given him the go-ahead to resume training.Paul Pogba will be assessed by Man Utd doctors at the end of the weekRead Also: Man United get Marcus Rashford injury boostThursday’s FA Cup tie at Derby and next Sunday’s Manchester derby will likely come too soon for him, but Pogba could return to action in the Europa League against LASK Linz on March 12, or three days later at Tottenham.Sources added that Pogba has closely followed United’s results during his absence and is looking forward to returning and developing a partnership with Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese international has made a huge impact since arriving at the end of January, scoring three goals and adding two assists.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Beinglast_img read more

  • Richard L. Reed – Weisburg

    first_imgSurvivors include his children; one daughter, Michele Shaver of Greensburg, and one son, Richard J. Reed; one grandson, Richard J. Reed, Jr., and three sisters, Karen, Sharon, Janice and Rosie.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his children’s mother, Della Reed; one brother, Edward John and one sister, Edith. Richard L. Reed, of Weisburg, was born on February 20, 1951 in Dearborn County, a son to Edward and Helen Bowman Reed.  He served his country with the United States Navy and later worked at Print-Pak in Greensburg.  On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the age of 67 he passed away unexpectedly at his residence. Cremation was chosen by the family and there will be no public services.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the funeral home on behalf of the family to assist with expenses.last_img read more