How to Buy a Tony Award Want a Tony? It can be all yours for the princely sum of $2,500. Well, alright, not really. The New York Times reports that that’s how much investors who put big bucks into Tony-winning shows will have to pay this year to get their hands on a trophy (only the lead producers get theirs for “free”). Apparently this somewhat controverisal policy raises around $250,000, which goes towards financing the ceremony. From Chokey to Hollywood! Matilda’s Oona Laurence to Appear Opposite Jake Gyllenhaal Former Matilda star Oona Laurence will appear as Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams’s daughter in the movie Southpaw. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurence will play Leila Hope in the boxing drama. Gyllenhaal is of course currently gearing up to make his Broadway debut—maybe he’ll be picking up some tips from the Tony-winning magical maggot! Zachary Quinto Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Zachary Quinto Will Guest Star on Girls Zachary Quinto, the Broadway alum (The Glass Menagerie) and Hollywood hottie (Star Trek, American Horror Story), is set to guest star on season four of HBO’s Girls. No word yet on who he’s playing, but TVLine reports that it’ll be a one-off gig for Quinto. Jake Gyllenhaal View Comments
View Comments Set in present day Kornfield Kounty, Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical introduces a new generation of characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl, who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city of…Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire. As previously reported, an industry only reading took place in December 2013. At the time, it was speculated that the musical would head to Broadway as early as this spring. No plans for a move to the Great White Way following the Texas engagement have been announced. The tuner will feature a book by Robert Horn. Penning the score is a duo of 2015 Grammy-nominated country stars: Brandy Clark and Grammy winner Shane McAnally. The production will feature set design by John Lee Beatty and costumes by Mara Blumenfeld. Denis Jones will choreograph. Kornfield Kounty is heading to Texas! Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, inspired by the classic TV variety show, will make its world premiere at the Dallas Theater Center this fall. Directed by Gary Griffin, performances will run from September 2 through October 11.
Two new certification areas proposed October 15, 2005 Regular News The Board of Legal Specialization and Education has approved two new specialization areas and is looking at a third.Meeting in September at the Bar’s General Meeting in Tampa, the BLSE gave its okay to Intellectual Property Law and State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice as new certification areas. The latter was objected to by the Administrative Law Section, which said the title could be misleading.The BLSE plans to submit the two programs to the Program Evaluation Committee and the Bar Board of Governors at the board’s October 20-21 meeting for initial review. The governors could give their final approval at their December meeting and forward the new certification areas to the Supreme Court for final approval.The board also heard a proposal for subrogation law, but took no final action.The State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice certification is being pushed by the Government Lawyer Section, and immediate past Chair Keith Rizzardi said the section had worked with the Administrative Law Section and the Environmental and Land Use Law Section.At the last minute, he noted, a hitch developed with the Administrative Law Section, which did not like the words “administrative law” used in the title of the proposed new certification area.“It’s about the name to the extent that someone holding that certification would have that specialty,” said Deborah Kearney, chair of the Administrative Law Section. The section executive council, she said, thinks “that this certification would mislead the public that this [certified] person had some degree of experience or expertise in administrative law. That is the crux of the objection.“There are those in our section who had read this with a fine-tooth comb and who believe there are a number of ways a person could get certified without a shred of experience with the state or federal administrative procedure acts.”Rizzardi said part of the problem is how administrative law is defined. The Administrative Law Section sees it as F.S. Ch. 120 and its federal equivalent, he said, while the Government Lawyer Section sees a broader application. That includes lawyers who might work in the Sunshine Law or state government ethics, but not specifically Ch. 120, but still see themselves as administrative lawyers, he said.“We believe people who would pursue this certification would want to be defined this way,” Rizzardi said. “They would say, ‘We are administrative lawyers; we are government lawyers; we are both.’ Just because the Administrative Law Section doesn’t want to play doesn’t mean that the rest of us who put this proposal together are wrong.”He also noted that the two sections had worked well together on the proposal, until shortly before the BLSE meeting when the Administrative Law Section Executive Council voted 10-8 to oppose the certification plan.The BLSE eventually voted, with one objection, to approve the Government Lawyer Section proposal, with the name unchanged.On Intellectual Property certification, attorneys Jim Gale and Stephen E. Nagin noted that the Business Law Section and other interested groups were backing the proposal. They said the criteria were carefully drawn not only to define intellectual property, but also to allow people with related experience to qualify for the new certification.“The areas covered by intellectual property certification include the core areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and patent litigation, as well as related areas of trade secrets, covenants-not-to-compete, false advertising, unfair competition, and other areas of law that relate to the protection of intangible property rights,” Gale said after the meeting. “The areas of law to be certified are meant to be inclusive, rather than exclusive, in nature.”That means areas such as unfair business practices, secrecy, and antitrust could count in some cases, he said.“This area is ripe for certification due to the number of lawyers that have begun practicing in this burgeoning area of law and who are now holding themselves out to the public as practicing in the area of ‘Intellectual Property Law,’ he added. “having a certification. . . it will hopefully guide the public to those attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in this specialized area of the law. Additionally, this area of law is constantly changing and requiring additional education and training. requiring this additional education and training in order to maintain this certification, the public is assured of receiving high quality services from lawyers who are knowledgeable in these latest changes.”Dawna Bicknell, director of the Bar’s certification programs, said if approved by the Board of Governors by December, both certification areas would be submitted to the Supreme Court as part of the Bar’s annual rules package early next year. If the court approves that later in the year, the first certification testing in the new areas could occur as early as 2007.Attorney Sarah Clark Holloway addressed the BLSE about subrogation certification. She said it’s important to recognize the value of subrogation and the key role it plays with the insurance industry.“Insurance companies can spot trends in the claims that they pay. A good example of that is the Firestone tire litigation.. . . It is my understanding that Firestone tires were recalled based on a subrogation case,” Holloway said after the meeting. “If private individuals were trying to sustain this litigation against a giant multi-national corporation, they would have little chance of success, and this litigation benefits the consumer and the public as a whole.”Holloway said several areas of law could be impacted, noting she practices in auto and product liability subrogation, while others may practice in such areas of health benefits subrogation.“They [the BLSE] advised us they were going to consider our presentation and would be in touch with us regarding how they wanted us to proceed in the next step toward the certification process,” she said. BLSE gave thumbs up to Intellectual Property Law and State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Two new certification areas proposed
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East Java Police have dismantled a syndicate they accuse of selling endangered animals that allegedly operated in several areas in East Java.The suspects admitted running the business over the past two years, according to the police.“We’ve detained five suspects,” East Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Luki Hermawan said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com. “They sold the animals through social media with price ranging from Rp 300,000 [US$21.80] to Rp 5 million.” The syndicate is accused of having sold several species, from birds to mammals. A rhinoceros hornbill was allegedly sold for Rp 2.5 million, a slow loris for Rp 1 million, while a salmon-crested cockatoo, a species endemic to the Seram Archipelago in eastern Indonesia, for Rp 5 million.A rhinoceros hornbill is being kept in a cage at the West Kalimantan Natural Conservation Agency. (thejakartapost.com/Severianus Endi)The police, with help from the Natural Resources Conservation Agency, reportedly confiscated 53 endangered animals – 41 alive, 12 dead — from the syndicate. The dead animals included eight cockatoos, two Javan lutung, an oriental pied hornbill and a wreathed hornbill.The suspects are to be charged under articles 21 and 33 of Law No. 5/1990 on natural resources and ecosystem conservation. The charges carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison upon conviction. (hol)Topics :
The spread of the novel coronavirus does not appear to be impacted by seasonality, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning against false beliefs that summer is safer. “Season does not seem to be affecting the transmission of this virus,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters in a virtual briefing.She pointed out that some of the hardest-hit countries are currently in the midst of different season. Instead of expecting the virus to behave like other viruses that are more familiar, she said people should look at what is actually known about how to stop transmission of COVID-19.What works, she said, is physical distancing, hand washing, wearing a mask where appropriate, always covering up sneezes and coughs, staying home when experiencing symptoms, the isolation of cases and quarantining of contacts.”But at the moment, we aren’t doing that, because people seem to have it fixed in their heads that there is this seasonal thing and there seems to… be this persistent belief that summer is not a problem,” Harris said.”Summer is a problem. This virus likes all weathers, but what it particularly likes is jumping from one person to another when we come in close contact,” Harris said. “Let’s not give it that opportunity.” Topics : While it is summer in the United States, which with nearly 148,000 deaths and close to 4.3 million cases is the hardest-hit country, the second most affected country Brazil, which counts more than 87,000 deaths, is in winter.And yet, she said, there “seems to be this fixed idea about this virus being seasonal”, and that COVID-19 will come in waves.This is because people are mistakenly viewing the pandemic through “a flu lense, because that is the way the flu behaves.” “What we all need to get our heads around is this is a new virus… and even though it is a respiratory virus and even though respiratory viruses in the past did tend to do these different seasonal waves, this one is behaving differently,” Harris said.
Gov. Wolf: Progress from House Judiciary on Police Reforms is Encouraging, Timely Press Release, Public Safety Governor Tom Wolf thanked the House Judiciary Committee for the encouraging progress it made today by overwhelmingly supporting amendments to two important pieces of legislation – the first steps in addressing law enforcement reform and accountability he announced on June 4.“When I introduced meaningful police reforms earlier this month, I said they would begin immediately and the General Assembly listened,” Gov. Wolf said. “It is past time to address the need for reforms that support law enforcement while protecting the public and these two bills do that. I commend the House Democrats for their leadership on law enforcement reform and the bipartisan commitment of the House Judiciary Committee. This is an important step forward and a reminder that we have more work to do to get these and other bill through the legislature and to my desk.”Amendments to House Bills 1841 and 1910 address the creation of a database of previous disciplinary actions for use in the hiring process for law enforcement officers and the need for mental health evaluations for law enforcement officers, respectively.Amendments to HB1910 include ensuring mental health evaluations for law enforcement personnel are available and a requirement for continued employment.The database associated with HB1841 would be administered through the independent Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission and would include information on any previous officer misconduct, including discharge of firearms, excessive use of force, or other complaints against an officer that would be helpful for an employer to have access to during the hiring process.“These amendments strengthen these bills and are in the best interest of our law enforcement personnel and the people they serve. I look forward to these bills moving through the General Assembly to my desk,” Gov. Wolf said.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 15, 2020
Equinor is looking to develop the Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind extension projects as a single project with an integrated grid option.Equinor revealed the plan in the Scoping Report which supports a request for a formal Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Opinion from the Planning Inspectorate for the proposed extension projects.The company said it had accepted an offer from the National Grid for connection at Norwich Main that could accommodate both projects.The exact locations of the offshore and onshore infrastructure are not yet finalized, while two landfall options, including the Weybourne and the Bacton area, are being considered.According to Equinor, an integrated approach will benefit the planning and construction of the electrical infrastructure system, will reduce the overall environmental impact and help to respond to concerns regarding the general lack of a holistic approach to offshore wind development.However, given the different ownership of the projects, a separated grid option will allow the projects to be constructed in a phased approach, if necessary.The application will thus seek consent for alternative grid solutions in the same overall corridors to allow for both the integrated and separated grid options.The Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal extensions are two of the seven offshore wind extension projects that the Crown Estate selected in August following a plan level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).
Bacolod City – Police arrested two drug suspects in a buy-bust operationin Barangay 1. Javier and Libre were nabbed afterthey sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P300 around 10p.m. on Jan. 29, the report added. PHOTO COURTESY OF POLICE STATION 2/BCPO Five sachets of suspected shabu valuedaround P80,000 were seized from residents Rish Ivan Javier and Ryan Libre, apolice report showed. An antidrug officer inspects the items seized from drug suspects Rish Ivan Javier and Ryan Libre during an entrapment operation in Barangay 1, Bacolod City on Jan. 29. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
ECVB traveled to Rushville last night. Both the JV and Varsity teams won in straight sets. Varsity won with the scores of 25-4, 25-17 and 25-8.EC vs Rushville 8-21-18‘We did a lot right in this match. Our serving was much more aggressive last night which is something we’ve been pushing on the girls. We still fell into our mid-match slump, but overall, they looked good last night.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 6-0 on the season (3-0 EIAC).Next up: Batesville at home Thursday. Freshman will start at 5, JV and varsity to follow.