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Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

Annie Baker’s John, Starring Christopher Abbott, Extends Before Opening

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 The world premiere of John, the first show of Pulitzer winner Annie Baker’s residency at Signature Theatre, has extended off-Broadway. Originally set to shutter on August 30, the production will now play through September 6. Directed by Fun Home Tony winner Sam Gold, the show will star Girls’ Christopher Abbott and Tony nominee Lois Smith, Emmy nominee Georgia Engel and Hong Chau.John takes place in a Gettysburg, Pennsylvania bed and breakfast the week after Thanksgiving. It follows a cheerful innkeeper, a young couple struggling to stay together and the thousands of inanimate objects watching.Performances will run from July 22 at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Opening night is set for August 11. View Comments Related Shows Johnlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2020

Brazil Donates $200,000 To Alleviate Hunger In Guatemala

first_imgBy Dialogo May 13, 2010 The Brazilian government has donated 200,000 dollars to Guatemala to purchase food with the aim of alleviating the hunger that worsened last year due to the destruction of crops, especially beans and corn, by the drought, causing around four hundred deaths. The Brazilian ambassador, Luiz Fachini, formally delivered the donation to the Guatemalan foreign minister, Haroldo Rodas, although the funds will be transferred and administered by the World Food Program (WFP), the international organization indicated in a statement. The money will be used for “the acquisition of food, with the aim of providing nutritional and food security to those affected” in the eight departments that make up the so-called “dry corridor,” in eastern Guatemala, as well as in the departments of Izabal (in the northeast) and Quiché (in the north), the statement specifies. The press release explains that the donation, Brazil’s second, following one of 100,000 dollars made in October, is in response to the international request for aid made by Guatemalan president Álvaro Colom’s administration in 2009 to address the nutritional and food emergency.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 19, 2020

September 15, 2004 Notices

first_img September 15, 2004 LAWS Notices September 15, 2004 Notices Notices Third DCA judgeship available Notice is hereby given to all interested persons and groups of three vacancies of judicial office on the Third District Court of Appeal.The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is actively seeking applicants for these three positions.All persons who desire to be considered must submit a background statement in substantial compliance with The Florida Bar application. All applicants must also submit waivers of confidentiality of all materials necessary to adequately investigate each applicant.Applicants must be a resident within the Third District, a registered voter, and have been a member in good standing of the Florida Bar for the preceding 10 years.Applications may be requested from the office of Thomas R. Spencer, JNC chair, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or they may be downloaded from The Florida Bar Web site at www.flabar.org in the section titled “Bar Forms and Applications.”All applications must be submitted in the form of an original with nine copies and must be filed no later than 5 p.m. September 30,2004 at the office Chair Thomas R. Spencer, Spencer & Klein, P.A., 2 Alhambra Plaza, Penthouse 2-B, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 446-5711, fax (305) 446-5523, e-mail TRS@sandklaw.com. First DCA judgeship availableApplications are being sought to fill a vacancy on the First District Court of Appeal created by the retirement of Judge Anne C. Booth, effective January 3, 2005.Applications will be screened by the First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, who will send nominees to the governor. The governor then has 60 days from the receipt of the nominees to make the appointment.Applicants must be a resident within the First District, a registered voter, and have been a member in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding 10 years. Application forms are available on The Florida Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org or by calling Jeanne M. Miller, JNC chair, at (904) 630-1540.Ten copies of the completed application must be returned to Miller at 220 East Bay Street, 14th Floor, Jacksonville 32202, no later than 5 p.m. on October 7. Interviews are tentatively set for the week of October 18th or October 25th in Tallahassee. NoticePursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this notice of intent to consider or take final action at its October 15 meeting on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable.Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850)561-5751 – please reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct Subchapter 4-1 1. Rule 4-1.8 Conflict of Interest: Prohibited and Other Transactions Summary: Within subdivision (h), prohibits lawyers from making arrangements that prospectively limit liability for malpractice without first advising the affected person in writing of the opportunities of independent representation. Subchapter 4-8 Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession 2. Rule 4-8.6 Authorized Business Entities Summary: Within subdivisions (b) – (g) and comment, adds “proprietor” and “proprietor of a solo practice” to those business entities in which lawyers are authorized to practice law. Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-3 Florida Certification Plan 3. Rule 6-3.5 Standards for Certification Summary: Within subdivison (d), adds language in (1) to require substantial involvement in a “particular area” of law instead of the general term “practice” of law; adds new language in new subdivision within (5) to allow certification without examination in limited circumstances as permitted by individual area standards. Chapter 10 Rules Governing the Investigation and Prosecution of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Subchapter 10-6 Procedures for Investigation 4. Rule 10-6.1 Hearings Summary: Revises title to read “Taking of Testimony” instead of “Hearings”; within subdivision (a), similarly revises reference to when hearings are held, to read when “testimony is taken”; and, within subdivision (d), additionally revises references to a complainant’s right to be present at any circuit UPL committee “proceeding” rather than “hearing”, further clarified to be when the respondent is present before the committee to give testimony. Subchapter 10-8 Confidentiality 5. Rule 10-8.1 Files Summary: Consistent with proposed revisions to rule 10-6.1, adds “transcribed testimony” to the definitions of the record for UPL and circuit committee purposes. STANDING BOARD POLICIES 600 Series – Continuing Legal Education Subchapter 6.20 Authority for CLE Courses 6. Policy 6.21 Division, Section and Committee Programs Summary: Repeals subdivision (d), “Section Certification Review Programs,” which allows sections to provide certification review outside the CLE Committee umbrella. Subchapter 6.30 – Fees for CLE Courses 7. Policy 6.30 Fees for CLE Courses Summary: Amends the base CLE course fee to not less than $105.00 per day, formerly $85.00; amends the surcharge for non-members of cosponsoring section attending bar CLEs to $25.00, formerly $15.00. 8. Policy 6.31 Distribution of Proceeds Summary: Adds new subdivision (a)(1)(B), to allow for the capping of proceeds if the total gross fees for a CLE course, after subtraction of allowable expenses, are less than the percentage share specified in subdivision (a)(1)(A); revises or renumbers existing subdivision entries as necessary to accommodate this new matter. 1500 Series – Lawyer Regulation Policies Subchapter 15.50 Administration and Admonishments 9. Policy 15.55 Deferral of Disciplinary Investigation During Civil or Criminal Proceedings Summary: Adds new language to clarify that bar counsel, with concurrence of the chief branch discipline counsel, may close a civil or criminal discipline file and may decline to reopen the file. Subchapter 15.70 Disciplinary Action on Malpractice/Incompetence 10. Policy 15.75 Policy on Review of Continuing Complaints Summary: New policy, codifying procedures and policies regarding the review of closed inquiries and disciplinary files when further action is requested by a complaining witness or other individual. PROCEDURES 11. Florida Bar Procedures for Ruling on Questions of Ethics and Florida Bar Procedures for Issuing Advisory Opinions Relating to Lawyer Advertising or Solicitation Summary: Amends procedures to reflect the bar’s revised headquarters address. BYLAWS 12. General Practice, Solo, & Small Firm Practitioners Section Summary: Within Article II, ( Membership), adds the definition and term of office for law professor, affiliate members. BLSE POLICIES 500 Series – Course Approval 13. Policy 5.01 Course Approval Administration 14. Policy 5.02 Member Submissions for Course Evaluation and Credit 15. Policy 5.03 Course Approval Standards 16. Policy 5.04 Credit Approval 17. Policy 5.05 Credit for Other CLE Activities 18. Policy 5.06 Complimentary Audiotapes Summary: Throughout the 500 Series, proposes new fee structure for course evaluation; adds other minor adjustments to various policy provisions to specify credit assignments for particular educational activities.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2020

William Lindsay, Suffolk Legislature Presiding Officer, Dead at 67

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York William Lindsay, presiding officer of Suffolk County Legislature, has died.William Lindsay (D-Holbrook), the presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, died Wednesday, according to county officials. He was 67.Lindsay died at Stony Brook University Hospital around noon, said Michael Pitcher, Lindsay’s director of communications.The cause of death is still not known.Lindsay, who was first elected to the legislature in 2001, has been battling cancer for about two years.Jon Cooper, a former Suffolk County legislator and a friend of Lindsay, hadn’t heard about the presiding officer’s death until a reporter broke the news over the phone.“It’s a shock,” Cooper said, adding that he knew Lindsay “was very ill.”He said Lindsay was a “wonderful man, kind-hearted and generous,” and was “so widely respected” among both Democrats and Republicans.“What a loss,” Cooper added. “He was a terrific legislator and I think the best presiding officer that we’ve had in the history of Suffolk County Legislature and I don’t say that lightly.”Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone released a statement soon after Lindsay’s death and lamented the loss of a “true public servant.”Lindsay, Bellone said, had a common sense way of dealing with his colleagues and constituents and “possessed an unstoppable determination” to serve the public even during his fight with cancer.“Bill stands as a shining example of what all public officials should strive to become,” he added.Wayne Horsley, deputy presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, said the entire legislative body was “devastated” by Lindsay’s death.“Our deepest condolences go out to his family and his countless friends,” Horsley said in a statement. “Bill was a true friend and an extraordinary public servant and leader who dedicated his entire life to serving others. There is a hole in our hearts that will never be repaired. He will be deeply missed.”“He was definitely not a politician,” added Leg. Kate Browning (WF-Shirley). “He was a working-class man and a true public servant. To me he wasn’t just the Presiding Officer he was a great friend. I can’t help noting the irony of the fact that he died on September 11. I remember well his battle to make sure that 9/11 responders got the health care that they deserved.”The Holbrook Democrat was first elected presiding officer in 2006 and was re-elected every year since.Lindsay is survived by his wife, Pat, and three children. He also has four grandchildren.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 17, 2020

The blessing of impending doom…

first_imgAll companies do well.  Until they don’t. Most companies form around an idea.  That idea solves a problem. And people will pay for that idea.But time marches on, and problems morph.  That original idea slowly becomes less valuable.  And so does the company.But this rarely happens overnight.  It is a slow, gradual deterioration.Usually, companies respond to sagging sales by tightening their belt.  The work harder.  Faster.  All the while, the ground under their very feet is growing less stable.  Their idea is fading.I’ve seen it over and over.  Companies refuse to change, until they see the hangman’s noose.Once the noose is in sight, change agents spring to life.  Pending doom makes strategic decisions simple.  Change, or go away.  Issues that once paralyzed an organization are swept away in a desire to stay in business.If you want to see this idea in cinematic form, watch this YouTube clip.   Danny DeVito plays a character who wants to liquidate a company.  He stands before a hostile shareholder’s meeting, and tells them the cold, hard truth.We’re dead. We’re just not broke.And you know the surest way to go broke?  Keep getting an increasing share of a shrinking market. Down the tubes.  Slow but sure.You know, at one time there must have been dozens of companies making buggy whips. And I bet the last company around was the one that made the best (expletive) buggy whip you ever saw.  Now how would you have like to have been a stockholder in that company?Too many companies wait until pending doom to make big changes. Not all, but far too many.  They drag their feet on big strategic problems until it might be too late.What a waste.Now, do me a favor.  Take out two pieces of paper.On one, sketch how your credit union would be designed if you were starting it from scratch.On the other, write down a list of things that you’d start doing/stop doing, if pending doom were staring you in the eyes.Now, look at the things on those sheets of paper.What in the world are you waiting for? 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com/partner/nafcu Detailslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 20, 2020

Left keeps chipping away at our traditions

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI see in the news that riders in Bill de Blasio’s New York City subway will no longer be addressed on the PA system as “Ladies and Gentlemen,” but as “Passengers.” Another small civility down the memory hole. Since the ‘60s, the cultural Marxists have chipped away at all forms of tradition, however small. But these things accumulate.The egalitarians are relentless. It’s getting harder and harder to remain optimistic that normal people will finally run the leftists back to their faculty lounges and sit-ins, but I’m still hopeful. David VinceletteDelansonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 20, 2020

Metroplex reports on time, complete

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI’m responding to Mr. Elmer Bertsch’s Feb. 10 letter to the Daily Gazette concerning The Daily Gazette’s coverage of the fact that some economic development agencies in New York state were cited for late or missing reports. Instead of acknowledging the fact that all Schenectady County agencies complied with the reporting requirements and that Schenectady County agencies have never been cited for late or missing reports, Mr. Bertsch writes that Metroplex missed a local reporting deadline in March 2017. This isn’t true. The Capital Projects report that Mr. Bertsch refers to was reviewed by the Metroplex Governance Committee last Feb. 7. A legal notice ran in The Daily Gazette as required and a public hearing was held on Feb. 28, 2017. The report was adopted by the Metroplex Board on March 8, 2017. It was then presented to the Schenectady County Legislature as required. Mr. Bertsch also referenced a report issued each year on Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements. This isn’t a required report, but is issued each January by Metroplex. It lists all economic development projects throughout Schenectady County that we have been involved with and the total amount of local property taxes paid. Fifty-four of the 61 projects paid $0 or nominal taxes prior to the economic development project taking place, so we are proud of the fact that these properties now produce almost $16 million in revenue for local governments and school districts in Schenectady County. Jayme B. LahutSchenectadyThe writer is executive director of the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.More from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 16, 2020

Governor Wolf Announces Small Business Expansions in Blair and Cumberland Counties

first_img April 03, 2019 Economy,  Latest News,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for DelGrosso Foods Inc. in Blair County and Commercial Flooring Professionals in Cumberland County. The funding will enable the expansion of both companies and help create and retain more than 115 jobs.“This is great news for workers and families in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “These companies have had great success over the years, and this new funding will help launch their products into the next level. We’re always proud to support small businesses because they are the backbone of our economy.”In 2019 so far, PIDA has approved $7,483,000 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $16,149,685 in private investment and supported the creation and retention of 109 full-time jobs. This month, PIDA approved a total $2.2 million in low-interest loans to projects in Blair and Cumberland counties.The following two loans were approved:Blair CountyDelGrosso Foods Inc., a spaghetti and pizza sauce manufacturer, was approved for a $2 million, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent rate through the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation for the acquisition and renovation of a 160,220-square-foot manufacturing building in Antis Township. As the company is currently outgrowing the facility, the building will initially serve as warehousing space but will be transformed into a new production facility within two years. The project is expected to create nine full-time jobs and retain 104 over the next three years.Cumberland CountyCommercial Flooring Professionals, Inc. (CFP), was approved for a $200,000, 15-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation for the acquisition and renovation of a 4,882-square-foot building in Lower Allen Township. The new building provides more showroom and warehouse space and will allow the company to expand and meet their growing demand. Renovations include a new showroom, exterior awnings, and a resurfaced parking lot. The project is expected to retain four full-time jobs.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery, and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces Small Business Expansions in Blair and Cumberland Countieslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Going Against the Flow with Royal IHC’s Plumigator

first_imgOverflow systems are designed to optimize the efficiency of the dredging process by draining excess water and leaving more weight available for the payload, thus limiting the amount of turbulence in the hopper.During the overflow process, the aim is to remove excess water from the hopper, making room for more payload. However, with a regular overflow, the excess water can flow freely. This results in a chaotic process with large quantities of air mixed in the flow.When released from the vessel, some of this mixture enters the inlets, such as the auxiliary pumps. This can result in loss of performance and even component failure. Due to the increased presence of air, the mixture ‘floats’ to the surface. This creates the characteristic plume, which has an adverse effect on the local ecosystem.Tackling the issues caused by the overflow process, Royal IHC decided to develop a brand new solution for the industry, the patented Plumigator® system.So, in order to present this new development to our readers, we decided to talk to Erwin Bijvoet – Product Manager at IHC, the man behind the team that gave birth to this new technology.DT: The journey for new technologies is always an exciting one. This was certainly the case with IHC’s Plumigator, would you be so kind to share some insights on the origins of the IHC’ Plumigator overflow technology?Erwin Bijvoet: Walter Beij – IHC’s captain/dredgemaster – came with the idea of a successor for the anti-turbidity valve. He experienced a positive effect on the plume and auxiliary equipment with a proper working environmental valve.However the anti-turbidity valve is only used on projects with strict requirements with respect to turbidity. An anti-turbidity valve is not self-regulating, requires a lot of maintenance and is not easily accessible. After laboratory testing we did a full scale test on the Easydredge®.With valuable results from the Easydredge® test we went back to the laboratory and redesigned the Plumigator. This improved design was installed and is still operational.DT: What are the advantages of this technology?Erwin Bijvoet: We engineered a solution containing no moving parts, that was self-regulating and also compliant with DR68, guidelines for the assignment of reduced freebord for dredger. The Plumigator can also be retrofitted to any existing telescopic overflow.DT: Can you tell us something about the major benefits of using this technology?Erwin Bijvoet: The Plumigator® overflow not only offers increased flexibility, but delivers a range of other benefits:Reduces the dredge plume;Improves performance of auxiliary equipment by reducing the air underneath the vessel;Prevents wear of auxiliary equipment.DT: How does the IHC’s Plumigator overflow work in simple terms?Erwin Bijvoet: With smart flow distribution the amount of air entering the overflow is reduced. As a result less air leaves the overflow.DT: Have you already received some feedback from the users?Erwin Bijvoet: The Plumigator is installed on one vessel, the TSHD SOSPAN – DAU. We received positive feedback from this launching customer. You can hear this in Jaap Verduijn’s story – captain of TSHD SOSPAN – DAU in the following movie.Two more are to be installed, on dredger B.E. LINDHOLM for Weeks Marine and one on the new build Lesse for de Boer Dutch dredging.At the end we asked Erwin Bijvoet what are the latest innovation for the dredging industry that IHC is currently working on?Erwin Bijvoet: IHC is active in developing sustainable solutions. Like the Plumigator overflow, LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredgers and cutter suction dredger and fuel saving technology.Furthermore, IHC is developing dredge equipment that enable customers to perform projects more efficiently, such as new dragheads for hard soil conditions.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

Bulldogs Baseball Results

first_imgThe Bulldogs beat Greensburg on Monday 16-6 in six innings.The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the first on the Bulldogs scored in the first on a three-run home run by Connor Schuck, an RBI single by Brett Westerfeld, a two-run double by Jacob Christie, and an RBI single by Jacob Wilson.Schuck racked up four RBIs on three hits for the Bulldogs.Leo Enneking got the win in relief for the Bulldogs. Enneking pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed no runs.The Bulldogs easily handled Greensburg pitching as seven hitters combined for 16 hits, 16 RBIs and 14 runs scored.Austin Kane took the loss for Greensburg. He allowed 10 runs in four innings, walked four and struck out five.The Bulldogs got two-run rallies in the fourth inning and the fifth. In the fourth, the Bulldogs scored on a two-run single by Westerfeld, scoring Schuck and Bryan Hoeing.The Bulldogs piled on two more runs in the top of the fifth. Wyatt Scheblersingled, scoring Enneking to start the inning. That was followed up by Hoeing’s single, bringing home Schebler.The Bulldogs built upon their lead with four runs in the sixth. The inning got off to a hot start when Austin Prickel singled, plating Westerfeld. That was followed up by Jacob Wilson’s single, bringing home Jacob Christie and Prickel.————————————————————————————————–Tuesay Night – Batesville loses to Connersville 3-1 in 9 Innings.Connor Schuck both hit and pitched well for the Bulldogs, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs fell to Connersville 3-1 on Tuesday.Schuck had a hot bat for the Bulldogs. Schuck went 1-4 and drove in one. He singled in the third inning.Schuck was a workhorse on the mound for the Bulldogs. Schuck allowed one earned run, five hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings of work.Jordan Clark got the win for Connersville. He allowed one run over nine innings. He struck out 12, walked one and surrendered three hits.Schuck took the loss for the Bulldogs.The top of the third saw Connersville take an early lead, 1-0. Connersville got things going when Clark singled. A single by Joe Rowe then moved Clark from first to second. Dylan Huffman singled, bringing home Clark.The Bulldogs’ lone run of the ballgame came in the third inning on an RBI single by Schuck.Connersville didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the ninth inning when it scored on an error and an RBI single by Nathan Clark.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Alex Davis.last_img read more