Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock Begins Previews Off-Broadway

first_img Inspired by Stephens’ own experiences as a teacher, Punk Rock explores contemporary adolescence at the breaking point as a group of seventeen-year-olds in Manchester, England flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, nothing can mask the underlying tension that becomes increasingly pronounced as the clock ticks towards the ultimate dismissal. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 7, 2014 The New York premiere of Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock, starring Big Love’s Douglas Smith, begins performances on October 29. The MCC Theater production, directed by Trip Cullman, will run through December 7 at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is set for November 17. In addition to Smith, Punk Rock features Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Annie Funke, David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen and Noah Robbins. Stephens is currently represented on Broadway by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Punk Rock Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Beef Checkoff Challenged

first_imgBut Monte Reese, Chief Operating Officer of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, said, “I have asked the attorneys at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) who represent us to request a stay of the judge’s injunction and begin the appeal process.””Obviously, we are disappointed with the decision,” said Beef Board Chairman Dee Lacey, a cow-calf producer from Paso Robles, Calif. “But this represents just one step in a lengthy process, and we’re in it for the long haul.” Lacey pointed out that the USDA and Department of Justice have stood strong behind the checkoff program throughout this legal challenge – brought on by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC), and three individuals in an earlier petition.”It’s unfortunate that the plaintiffs in this case have chosen to distract attention and funding from the real issues at hand in our industry today to wade through this legal morass,” Lacey said. “The checkoff represents the key way for us, as producers, to invest in our futures, and this kind of tactic certainly seems counterproductive to those efforts.”In annual independent surveys conducted since the launch of the beef checkoff 15 years ago, producers have repeatedly voiced strong support for the program, Lacey said. In the latest survey, released in January 2002, about 68 percent of producers said they approved of the Beef Checkoff Program.For up-to-date information on the beef checkoff case, go to www.gabeef.org/gca.The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which oversees the national checkoff program, subject to USDA oversight. The checkoff assessment became mandatory when the program was approved by 79 percent of producers in a 1988 national referendum vote. Checkoff revenues may be used for promotion, education and research programs to improve the marketing climate for beef.last_img read more

Out-of-state lawyers are now subject to Florida discipline

first_imgOn September 14, rules regarding the multijurisdictional practice of law took effect.One rule, 3-4.1, states that: “[e]very member of The Florida Bar and every attorney of another state or foreign country who provides or offers to provide any legal services in this state is within the jurisdiction and subject to the disciplinary authority of this court and its agencies under this rule and is charged with notice and held to know the provisions of this rule and the standards of ethical and professional conduct prescribed by this court. Jurisdiction over an attorney of another state who is not a member of The Florida Bar shall be limited to conduct as an attorney in relation to the business for which the attorney was permitted to practice in this state and the privilege in the future to practice law in the state of Florida.”“In other words, after September 14, 2005, if an attorney licensed in a state other than Florida engages in unethical conduct in relation to business for which the attorney is permitted to practice in Florida, the attorney can be subject to a disciplinary proceeding by The Florida Bar,” said Lori Holcomb, the Bar’s UPL counsel.The change came about as part of the multijurisdictional practice of law rules. Rule 4-5.5 now allows attorneys from other states to provide limited legal service in Florida on a temporary basis. In order to protect the public, a disciplinary counterpart to the authorization was necessary, Holcomb said. “So, if an out-of-state lawyer is here engaging in an authorized activity but does something in violation of The Florida Bar’s rules, the attorney can be disciplined,” Holcomb said. “If the lawyer is disciplined, the rules prevent the lawyer from practicing in Florida again. Also, the lawyer’s home state bar is more likely to take action with a disciplinary finding from Florida, the host state.”When would conduct be covered under the rule? Rule 4-5.5 allows a lawyer from another state to handle transactional work in Florida as long as certain conditions are met. If the lawyer is handling a real estate closing but pockets the escrow funds, the lawyer would be subject to discipline here. Rules allow lawyers from other states and U.S. territories to practice immigration law in Florida before the Department of Homeland Security. If a lawyer is retained for immigration work and paid a fee but does not perform any services, the lawyer would be subject to discipline here.What would not be covered? If the same lawyer that handled the real estate closing was arrested on a charge of DUI while in Florida, the lawyer would not be subject to discipline, as the arrest is not related to conduct in relation to the business for which the lawyer is permitted to practice in Florida, according to Holcomb. Nor would the lawyer be subject to discipline for conduct that took place before September 14, 2005, the effective date of the rules. Out-of-state lawyers are now subject to Florida discipline January 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Out-of-state lawyers are now subject to Florida disciplinelast_img read more

Biden improved in South Carolina’s suburbs, but not enough to save a vulnerable freshman Democrat

first_imgThe closest constituency, not surprisingly, was the 1st District along the coast, where Trump’s moved downward from 53-40 to only 52-46. This shift to the left, though, wasn’t quite enough for freshman Democratic Rep. Joe Cunningham, who lost reelection 51-49 against Republican Nancy Mace.Trump carried his other five seats by double digits. The closest was the 2nd District in the Augusta and Columbia suburbs, which supported him 56-39 in 2016 but by a smaller 55-44. Democrats hoped before Election Day that veteran Rep. Joe Wilson, a Republican who infamously screamed “You lie!” at Barack Obama during a congressional address in 2009, could be vulnerable there against well-funded Democrat Adair Ford Boroughs, but Wilson won by a comparable 56-43. The 6th District, meanwhile, moved from 67-30 Clinton to 67-32 Biden.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

WWF representatives on a working visit to Croatia

first_imgWWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is one of the world’s largest and most reputable independent conservation organizations, with nearly five million supporters and a global network active in more than a hundred countries.WWF representatives paid a working visit to Croatia, and ended their acquaintance with our nature and its value by visiting the Krka National Park.We invited our esteemed colleagues to get acquainted with the natural values ​​in whose conservation we participate, and who met with our local partners, heard about our work in the field and I hope, through a visit to these wonderful parks, understand the purpose of our office in a large network WWF, said Deni Porej, director of WWF Adria and added:  “After rafting on the Zrmanja and visiting the Nature Park “Telašćica”, getting acquainted with our freshwater and sea programs, for the story of the rest of our program we went to the National Park “Krka” to talk about protected area management, education, wildlife protection, sustainable tourism and many topics for which we see a good perspective in our region”, Concludes Porej.WWF directors from Finland and Austria and the Mediterranean and European Policy Programs; WWF program directors from Poland, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden; The main international representative of the WWF freshwater program and the director of the freshwater program from WWF USA, as well as the director of the fundraising department from WWF International are delighted with the natural, historical and cultural wealth of Croatia, especially the human fish, our endemic species were seen in a cave in the Krka National Park.”We are very pleased to have the opportunity to meet people from the profession, for whom nature protection and sustainable management of protected areas are fundamental tasks, exchange experiences and knowledge and present the National Park ‘Krka’, its rich natural and cultural heritage, but also the direction of management. At the Krka National Park Public Institution, we strive to establish a balance between nature protection and the organization of visiting methods, with a strong emphasis on education, primarily for children, and cooperation with the local population. I believe we are a positive example in this”, Said the director of the Public Institution” National Park Krka “mr. sc. Krešimir Šakić.With a regional office in Zagreb, WWF Adria operates in eight countries in our region, from Slovenia to Albania, and as part of the WWF network of more than a hundred offices around the world.  WWF is one of the world’s largest and most reputable independent nature conservation organizations, with nearly five million supporters and a global network active in more than a hundred countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, preserving the world’s biodiversity and ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, promoting pollution reduction and wasteful consumption.last_img read more

BI to maintain accommodative policy as GDP set for first annual contraction since 1998

first_imgTopics : “BI will continue to maintain economic stability and support economic growth amid the challenging conditions. Our monetary policy will be directed toward an accommodative stance,” he said at an online discussion held by the West Java Economic Society on Wednesday.Indonesia’s economy is set for its first annual contraction since the 1998 Asian financial crisis as the pandemic continues to hamper domestic consumption, business investment and trade.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday that the government had revised its gross domestic product (GDP) outlook down to an annual contraction of between 0.6 percent and 1.7 percent. Previously, it expected the economy to grow 0.2 percent at best or contract by 1.1 percent at worst this year.“The central bank will guarantee that there is ample liquidity in the banking system to support the national economic recovery,” Dody said, adding that loan growth had slowed down as a result of weak demand for credit and the reluctance of banks to take risks. “The good news is that there are four Chinese companies that will relocate to West Java,” he said, adding that the investments would amount to US$600 million. He did not provide details of the deals.Read also: BI holds rate at 4% to ensure rupiah stability as central bank’s independence put in spotlightBI, in four adjustments, has trimmed its policy rate a total of 1 percentage point this year. It has also cut the reserve requirement ratio, eased lending rules and purchased sovereign debt papers directly at auction to prop up the economy during the pandemic.The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion (US$46.81 billion) for a COVID-19 stimulus package to strengthen the nation’s healthcare system and rescue businesses. It has been struggling to disburse the funds efficiently.The country announced 4,465 new infections on Wednesday, another record high, bringing the total recorded cases to more than 257,300.center_img Bank Indonesia (BI) will maintain its accommodative monetary policy to help the economy recover from a projected annual economic contraction this year, the country’s first such contraction since the 1998 Asian financial crisis, a central banker said on Wednesday.BI deputy governor Dody Budi Waluyo said the country’s economic recovery had been limited to certain sectors as uncertainty surrounding the pandemic remained high. He added that the country should work hard to accelerate the recovery.Read also: Indonesia’s annual GDP set to contract for first time since 1998last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: In a league of their own

first_imgMSC v HAMThe only 2 drivers to have won 6 or more world titles #F1 pic.twitter.com/Hz1LYCjIp6— Formula 1 (@F1) November 4, 2019 Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Sreehari Menon 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton considers prospect of winning 6th F1 title ‘unreal’! Lewis Hamilton on Sunday recorded his 6th F1 World Title after finishing second in the United States Grand Prix. Hamilton fell short to fellow Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The 34-year old raced past his opponents to win from fifth on the grid, only to be thwarted by Bottas in the final three laps. Also Read: Lewis Hamilton: A Look At Mercedes Driver’s F1 World C’ship TitlesLewis Hamilton’s 6th World Title is only second to F1 legend Michael Schumacher. The British racer went past the tie with Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio. Schumacher has won 7 World Titles in his racing career that spanned over 20 years. We compare the careers of the two leading racers of their respective eras. 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton bemoans loss of possible third spot in qualifying First Published: 4th November, 2019 19:41 ISTcenter_img 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton on Alex Albon future and Red Bull’s poor driver loyalty 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: A look at Mercedes driver’s F1 World C’ship titles LIVE TV 1. Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: World TitlesLewis Hamilton and Micheal Schumacher are without a doubt amongst the greatest to race on the track. Lewis Hamilton won his World Title in his second season in 2008, while Schumacher won his first world title in 1994, three years after his first entry. It took 12 years for Lewis Hamilton to reach the coveted 6th World Title. Schumacher achieved it a year earlier than the British driver, after winning it in 2003, before adding a 7th in 2004.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Considers Prospect Of Winning 6th F1 Title ‘unreal’!2. Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: Number of VictoriesLewis Hamilton has won 83 races so far in his career. He yet again falls short of Micheal Schumacher who has won 91 in his career. Schumacher also leads Hamilton 13-11 for most races won in a single season. Hamilton can better his personal best this season having won 10 races with 2 more to go.3.  Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: Most Pole positionsMichael Schumacher led the pole position 68 times in 308 races. Hamilton though is way ahead of the German legend on this stat. The British driver has led the pole position an incredible 87 times, in just 247 races.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton: Twitter Congratulates Racing Star For 6th F1 Title4. Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: Number of podium finishesLewis Hamilton has made 150 podium finishes in his career. He still falls short of Schumacher, who had an incredible 155 podium finishes. With the difference not that staggering, Hamilton will hope to overtake Schumacher on this particular point. Schumacher has also won the most podiums in a season 17 in 2002- where there were only 17 races. Hamilton stands on 16 wins this year and can overtake Schumacher if he secures a victory in the next two races.5. Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: Most Consecutive WinsMicheal Schumacher has won races for 15 straight seasons from 1992-2006 and Lewis Hamilton is the only driver close to him. Hamilton has won races for 13 straight seasons starting from 2007 and is almost certain to win one next year. Will he win in 2021 when the new sweeping rules are in effect?Also Read: Lewis Hamilton: F1 Champ’s Salary Revealed By His Former Teammate Last Updated: 4th November, 2019 19:41 IST Lewis Hamilton Vs Michael Schumacher: In A League Of Their Own Lewis Hamilton secured his 6th F1 World Title on Sunday at US Grand Prix. He’s one short of F1 legend Michael Schumacher. Let’s take a look at their careers. SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: F1 champ’s salary revealed by his former teammatelast_img read more

Dodgers juggle their lineup for World Series Game 5 at Houston

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (18-4, 2.31 ERA in regular season)vs. Astros: 4-2, 2.25 ERAAt Minute Maid Park: 1-1, 3.19 ERA (five starts)Postseason: 7-7, 4.21 ERA (18 starts)Hates to face: Jose Altuve, 7 for 18 (.389), 4 doublesLoves to face: Marwin Gonzalez, 0 for 5, 4 KsASTROS LHP DALLAS KEUCHEL (14-5, 2.90 in regular season)vs. Dodgers: 0-1, 4.50 ERAAt Minute Maid Park: 36-20, 2.87 ERA (74 starts)Postseason: 4-2, 2.84 ERA (six starts)Hates to face: Logan Forsythe, 7 for 22 (.318), tripleLoves to face: Cody Bellinger/Yasiel Puig, 0 for 3 When: 5:20 p.m.Where: Minute Maid Park, HoustonTV: Fox/Ch.11THE LINEUPS The Dodgers have moved Justin Turner to designated hitter and inserted Charlie Culberson into the starting lineup for Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night in Houston.In other notable changes, Kike Hernandez has been elevated to the cleanup spot in the batting order after hitting ninth in Saturday’s Game 4, Culberson will start at second base, with Logan Forsythe moving to third, and Joc Pederson, who homered Saturday, is out of the lineup against Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel.For a game that will put one of these teams at the threshold of a World Series title, it’s ace against ace. The Dodgers will turn to Texas native Clayton Kershaw and the Astros will turn to Keuchel for the final game in Houston before the series returns to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Halloween night. See full lineups below.Since 1946, when the current 2-3-2 World Series format became permanent, teams on the road for Game 5 in a 2-2 Series (and thus with home-field advantage for Games 6-7) are 18-12 in that game (going on to win 18 of 30 Series). Ten of the past 12 road teams have won, dating to 1982 – most recently the 2013 Red Sox and 2011 Cardinals. Kershaw went seven innings in Game 1, holding Houston to three hits and no walks while striking out 11. The thing he must avoid is the long ball. All eight runs the veteran has allowed during the postseason have come via home runs.“I feel the homers I give up are pretty legit,” Kershaw said Saturday. “As long as you’re making your pitches, you might hit one off the wall that you’re not supposed to or something, but other than that, you can’t really change.”Keuchel surrendered a pair of home runs in Game 1 – on his first pitch of the game to Chris Taylor and Justin Turner‘s go-ahead blast in the sixth – in an otherwise strong start. Like his teammates, he prefers playing in front and feeding off the energy of the crowds at Minute Maid Park.WORLD SERIESDODGERS AT ASTROSlast_img read more

Seven England youngsters head to German championships

first_img25 May 2016 Seven England youngsters head to German championships Seven up-and-coming young players will represent England in the German boys’ and girls’ international championship at St Leon-Rot from 3-5 June. They are Toby Briggs and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk, Louisa Brunt and Oliver Clarke of Lancashire; Sammy Fuller of Surrey; Matty Lamb of Northumberland; and Dan O’Loughlin of Nottinghamshire. The stroke play championship is played over 54 holes and there will be a Nations Cup event played alongside the first two rounds. The England teams are: Briggs, Clarke and Lamb in the boys’ championship; Brunt, Fuller and Williamson in the girls. The players: Toby Briggs, 15, (Dunston Hall) is a boy international who was third in this year’s McEvoy Trophy and sixth in the Fairhaven Trophies. Last year he tied for the McGregor Trophy, only to lose in a play-off. Louisa Brunt, 17, (Royal Birkdale) is a consistent performer who has had top 25 finishes in two women’s events this season, the Irish and Welsh open stroke play championships. Oliver Clarke, 17, (Hillside) was fifth in the Fairhaven Trophies and eighth in the recent Hampshire Salver. Last year he won the U17 trophy at the Irish boys’ amateur and was third overall; he also tied third at the Canadian International Junior Challenge. Sammy Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) helped England win both the girls’ and women’s 2015 Home Internationals. She was 12th in last year’s British women’s stroke play and tied for the Irish U18 stroke play championship. Matty Lamb, 18, (Hexham) tied fourth in the McEvoy Trophy, repeating his result of 2015. During last season he secured a string of top 10 results and represented England in the Boys’ Home Internationals. (Image © Leaderboard Photography) Dan O’Loughlin, 17, (Ruddington Grange) was fourth in the Fairhaven Trophies and tied ninth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy. He represented England in last year’s Thunderbird international in the USA. Amelia Williamson, 15, (Royal Cromer) was runner-up in the Fairhaven Trophies,  shared third place in the Scottish U18 girls’ championship and was sixth in the U16 spring championship at Hawkstone Park.last_img read more