Photo: PixabayJAMESTOWN – The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County and the Jamestown Pride Steering Committee announced Wednesday that Jamestown Pride, scheduled for June 13, has been canceled. An event for June 2021 will continue to be planned.Pride Steering Committee Member and MHA Certified Peer Specialist Sheridan Smith said, “While we have been working passionately on planning Jamestown’s first large-scale Pride community event, we also are cognizant of how the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities. With the uncertainties of when areas will be able to re-open, much less allow large groups to congregate, and with public health always being the number one priority, we made the decision to cancel this year’s event.”Smith said the planning group will use the opportunity of a longer planning period to work on a Pride event for June 2021 while also working on other community building activities for the LGBTQIA+ community to take place this year. “I want to recognize our sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor Evergreen Health, Chautauqua Center, Chautauqua Institution, Jamestown Up Close, Media One Group, and Silvertree Seniors of Jamestown for committing to staying on board for the 2021 event. Their continued support even when during these uncertain financial times for non-profits is amazing and we extend our gratitude to them,” Smith added.The Jamestown Pride Planning group will continue to hold planning meetings. Officials say anyone interested in being part of the group may email JamestownPride@mhachautauqua.org to be placed on the email communications list, or contact Sheridan Smith at email@example.com or (716) 490-4438.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Outstanding Costume Design William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway Outstanding Play Robert Schenkkan, All the Way Outstanding Actress in a Play Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Outstanding Orchestrations Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (tie) Anika Larsen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder The Drama Desk is an organization of New York City-based critics and theater journalists supporting the development of New York theater. The Drama Desk Awards were first presented in 1955 and consider Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions in the same categories. Outstanding Revival of a Play Twelfth Night Outstanding Choreography Warren Carlyle, After Midnight Outstanding Set Design Christopher Barreca, Rocky Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie Outstanding Actor in a Musical (tie) Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Outstanding Actress in a Musical Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Reed Birney, Casa Valentina As previously reported, the ensembles of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses and The Open House received special awards, as did SoHo Rep and actress Veanne Cox. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar was presented with the Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Award for his work as a director. View Comments Outstanding Director of a Musical Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Outstanding Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was the big winner at the 2014 Drama Desk Awards, which were presented on June 1 at a ceremony hosted by Laura Benanti at Town Hall. The acclaimed musical comedy won seven awards including Outstanding Musical, while All the Way took home two awards, for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for Bryan Cranston. Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Twelfth Night were awarded Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Revival of a Play, respectively. A complete list of winners follows: Outstanding Music Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County Outstanding Actor in a Play Bryan Cranston, All the Way Outstanding Book of a Musical Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Unique Theatrical Experience Cirkopolis Productions with Multiple Wins A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – 7 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – 3 Twelfth Night – 2 After Midnight – 2 All the Way – 2 The Bridges of Madison County – 2 The Glass Menagerie – 2 Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 2 Rocky – 2 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue Hedwig and the Angry Inch Outstanding Lyrics Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Outstanding Projection Design Aaron Rhyne, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Outstanding Music in a Play Nico Muhly, The Glass Menagerie Outstanding Revue After Midnight Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Brian Ronan, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Outstanding Lighting Design Christopher Akerlind, Rocky Outstanding Sound Design in a Play Matt Tierney, Machinal Outstanding Solo Performance John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf Outstanding Director of a Play Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
She Loves Me Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 Zachary Levi Zachary Levi is back on Broadway in She Loves Me, and he’s living proof that musical theater is more energizing than caffeine. (That’s just science!) The stage and screen favorite stopped by Late Night to chat with Seth Meyers between his Wednesday matinee and evening performances—a time many performances might reserve for a nap or Schmackary’s break. But not Levi. “I get to the end of the show,” he explains, “and I’m so jazzed.” You can now catch the ever-so energetic Levi as Georg Nowack, opposite Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel, in She Loves Me at Studio 54, where the revival opens officially on March 17. Star Files Zachary Levi
Shelburne, VT-August 7, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce that the information software company has signed an agreement with Dover Saddlery, Inc. to reduce energy and lower greenhouse gases in the company’s Littleton, Massachusetts facility. Over the coming months, Kilawatt Technologies will work with Dover Saddlery to recognize opportunities to cut energy consumption and demand, lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gases in the company’s 100,000 square foot warehouse facility.One area Kilawatt Technologies will focus on is enhancing the energy efficiency of the company’s lighting system. Dover Saddlery will also be utilizing Kilawatt Technologies eEnergyAssess product that establishes valuable baselines and tracks monthly energy use, cost savings and greenhouse gases reductions. Developing these energy and environmental baselines and then measuring monthly results is an important first step for an organization interested in effectively managing energy consumption, as well as, documenting greenhouse gas savings, lowering your carbon footprint, or applying for LEED certification of an existing building.Dover Saddlery, Inc. is the leading multichannel retailer of equestrian products in the United States. Founded in 1975 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, by United States Equestrian team members, Dover offers a broad and distinctive selection of competitively priced, brand-name products for horse and rider through catalogs, the Internet and company-owned retail stores.Founded in 2000, Kilawatt Technologies is a leading information software company helping organizations conserve energy, lower costs and reduce greenhouse gases in large commercial buildings with little or no capital investment. For more information, please visit www.kilawatt.com(link is external) or call 802.985.2285.End
By Dialogo June 07, 2012 Colombian drug-trafficking cartels are currently operating in Bolivia, Colombian Foreign Minister María Angela Holguín stated on June 5, after signing a defense cooperation agreement with Evo Morales’s administration. “We know about the presence of drug-trafficking cartels” in Bolivia, Holguín declared to the press in the Bolivian city of Tiquipaya, where the annual assembly of the OAS was held until June 5, although she clarified that they have not been precisely identified. Her account contrasts with repeated official Bolivian statements that deny the existence of Colombian, Mexican, or Brazilian mafias in the country. “I have a general idea. I can’t say exactly who the ones who are here are,” Holguín said, before reiterating, “They’re Colombian cartels that are here in Bolivia.” The minister explained this is so because of the “successes” that Bogotá has had in the fight against drug trafficking. “Our success is harmful to others, because to the extent that progress is successfully achieved in Colombia, this (drug trafficking) expands to other countries,” she said. On June 5, Holguín and her Bolivian counterpart David Choquehuanca signed a cooperation agreement in the areas of defense and the fight against crime and drug trafficking, known as the “two-plus-two mechanism,” involving the foreign-affairs and defense and security authorities of both countries. She emphasized that it is a mechanism that will reinforce the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime and is part of a regional effort to confront international crime. “We have a policy of collaborating with other countries, because this fight is a regional fight. No country can manage alone against these networks,” she stated. According to UN data, Bolivia is the world’s third largest cocaine producer, after Peru and Colombia. That organization’s most recent report indicates that more than 31,000 hectares of coca are grown in Bolivia, 12,000 of which are destined for legally allowed uses of the product (for chewing, ritual or medicinal use), and the remainder for the production of cocaine.
September 15, 2002 Regular News Viewpoint: Reforming the civil justice system Viewpoint: Reforming the civil justice system John H. Pickering National Center for State CourtsOnly a small minority of Americans — 7 percent — can find much good to say about how the legal system handles the staggering 15 million civil cases processed in our state courts each year. Civil litigation has become excessive, critics say, driven by meritless lawsuits and capricious damage awards. In addition, our justice system favors rich individuals and corporate America, at the expense of low- and middle-income people.Now more than ever, the public’s opinion about the justice system is critically important to the integrity of our justice system. And, it is incumbent on those of us in the legal profession to figure out a way to improve it.One way that holds the most promise for finding workable solutions is through The National Center for State Courts.In 2000, The National Center for State Courts launched a Civil Justice Reform Initiative to address the very issues that have contributed to the erosion of the public’s trust and confidence in the civil justice system, such as cost, complexity, court delay, and lack of predictability of civil procedures. The National Center is an independent, nonprofit organization headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., with the sole mission of improving judicial administration. Founded in 1971 by the chief justices of all our states, and with the support of the Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, The National Center provides research, education, and hands-on assistance to the nation’s 16,000 state courts.The National Center’s Lawyers Committee is supporting the Civil Justice Reform Initiative by working with the leadership of the bench and bar to identify the problems we believe impact the effectiveness of our current system. Our goal is to provide balanced input that encourages common ground and communicates the concerns of all constituents — litigants, attorneys, judges, and the public.This reform initiative is a multi-year effort that will review case settlement and trial practices, and study ways to improve management of complex litigation and streamline civil court processes. To establish a national agenda for civil justice reform, The National Center is focusing on the following areas: • Discovery. In cooperation with the Conference of State Chief Justices, The National Center has formed a research strategy to address discovery of data in electronic databases and records. This project will include a study of costs and the development of an educational/training module for national judicial education. • Judicial Selection. In December 2000, The National Center coordinated the landmark national Summit on Improving Judicial Selection, which brought together nearly 100 state chief justices, legislators, judges, members of the bar, and court-reform advocates, who developed a call to action statement that outlines suggestions to reform the election structure, campaign conduct, voter awareness, and campaign finance. The National Center conducted a follow-up conference in 2001, which focused on judicial campaign conduct and the First Amendment. • Complex litigation. The National Center currently is evaluating the Centers for Complex Litigation pilot program of the Judicial Council of California to determine its impact on the adjudication of business cases. NCSC staff also is working with the Federal Judicial Center to develop and implement a mass tort curriculum for state and federal judges and to assess the feasibility of using uniform protocols. • Jury Reform. Through its Center for Jury Studies, The National Center is the leading national authority on juries and jury innovation. The National Center helps state courts expand juror participation and service, improve jury management operations, and improve juror comprehension. Last year, The National Center co-sponsored with Chief Judge Judith Kaye and the New York State Unified Court System the first-ever national Jury Summit, which discussed innovations in jury management. The National Center also is conducting a project to identify the most promising technologies for jury management, including juror summoning and qualification and monitoring the makeup of the jury pool.The Civil Justice Reform Initiative is only one aspect of The National Center’s work. In its three decades of service, NCSC has helped state courts reduce backlogs and delay, improve public access, bring technology into courtrooms, improve jury systems, make informed decisions about court operations, and understand the demands of management and leadership in the state judicial system. promoting performance standards, evaluating innovative practices, and providing much needed comparative information, The National Center for State Courts is producing measurable benefits for local courts across the country.Following is a brief look at some of The National Center’s ongoing projects that could have far-reaching effects in your state:• The National Center is developing a model policy on public access to court records, which will serve as a blueprint for all state courts as they move to electronic filing of court records.• The National Center has taken the lead in the area of domestic violence to ensure court orders are recognized across state lines.• The National Center serves as staff to the Consortium for State Court Interpreter Certification, which maintains tests in numerous languages, supervises the writing of new tests, and trains members in procedures for proper test administration.The National Center is essential to improving our civil justice system and to the successful operation of our state courts, where approximately 98 percent of our nation’s litigation is handled. To carry on this important work, The National Center needs, and deserves, the support of lawyers throughout the nation.To learn more about joining the law firm program, the lawyers committee, or to receive the 2001 annual report, contact Barbara Kelly, director of development at (800) 616-6110, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about NCSC’s Civil Justice Reform Initiative, visit www.ncsconline.org.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims across East Java attended a Nisfu Syaban mass prayer on Wednesday through their smartphones and televisions, making the event one of the largest online religious gatherings to be held amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Nisfu Syaban refers to the 15th day of the Syaban month, the eighth month on the Islamic calendar, which falls before the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Most Muslims, especially followers of the country’s largest Muslim organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), believe that God will answer people’s prayers on that day.The one-hour mass prayer was led by 19 clerics from the East Java branch of NU in Surabaya as well as Lirboyo Islamic boarding school in Kediri. The number 19 was chosen to symbolize the outbreak of COVID-19. The mass prayer, sponsored by the East Java administration, was also aired by 14 local television channels.“This is how we try to hold religious activities during the outbreak. We have told our followers across the province to attend the event from their respective homes,” the head of NU’s East Java branch, Marzuki Mustamar, said.East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa, who attended the mass prayer from her office at Grahadi Building in Surabaya, called on Muslims in East Java to pray together for the country amid the outbreak.”May God lift the pandemic from this country. When a prayer is chanted by thousands or even millions, we hope God will soon answer our prayer,” she said.Read also: Religion and COVID-19 mitigationNU advisory body had Miftahul Akhyar said Muslims could obey the government’s instruction on physical distancing without abandoning religious activities thanks to the live streaming of mass prayer.He also urged the government to reveal a more detailed map of the disease’s spread and announce confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases more transparently.The way the government handled the outbreak, Mifathul said, had created confusion and uncertainty among Muslims, as health authorities classified a regency with at least one confirmed case as a COVID-19 red zone.“Therefore, people in a village can decide whether it’s safe for them to hold mass prayer at mosques. We believe it’s haram [forbidden] for us to hold mass prayer if it can harm other lives,” he went on to say. (kuk)Topics : They prayed to God for the outbreak to end soon.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesian churches alter Good Friday services to avoid spreading virusAccording to the event organizer, more than 100,000 people across the province joined the live streaming of the event, which was dubbed the first-ever online mass prayer to be held by the NU, on the organization’s official YouTube and Instagram accounts.The figure does not include thousands of others watching the event via the social media accounts of the East Java administration as well as Lirboyo boarding school.
The government is pinning its hopes on foreign investment and state spending to improve economic growth next year, following the expected deliberation of the omnibus bill on job creation this week, the country’s top officials have stated.The Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Agency head, Febrio Kacaribu, said on Oct. 2 that economic reforms through the bill, the creation of a sovereign wealth fund and the government’s investment, were expected to help support the economy in 2021.“We are pushing for these economic reforms so that investment is positive going forward, otherwise it would be hard to improve economic growth,” he told reporters. “We must start to chase investment-driven economic growth to have a large multiplier effect.” The House of Representatives Legislation Body (Baleg) and the government have agreed to pass into law the controversial omnibus bill on job creation in the next plenary session on Oct. 8, despite mounting opposition from members of the public – particularly labor groups – in recent months amid concerns over its impact on labor rights and the environment, among others.The government is trying to revise 79 laws and more than 1,200 articles with the omnibus bill. The bill, which is more than 1,000 pages long and contains 174 articles in 15 chapters, is expected to improve bureaucratic efficiency and cut unnecessary red tape, particularly in regard to business permits and investment.The bill is seen as necessary, as the country’s economy shrank by 5.32 percent in the second quarter this year, and is widely expected to record the first economic contraction since the 1998 Asian financial crisis this year. The government is targeting 5 percent economic growth next year.Meanwhile, Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) data shows foreign direct investment (FDI) realization fell 6.9 percent year-on-year to Rp 97.6 trillion (US$6.5 billion) in the second quarter as the global economy cooled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read also: Purging corruption, corrupt officials key to effective omnibus bill: ExpertsThe omnibus bill on job creation is expected to help the economy grow 5.7 to 6 percent, according to the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister’s secretary, Susiwijono Moegiarso, claiming that it will be able to create up to 3 million jobs per year.The government estimates that up to 5.23 million Indonesians may lose their jobs during the pandemic.“Without the structural reform brought by the omnibus bill on job creation, risks loom for Indonesia’s economy in the future,” he said in a statement on Oct. 2.“We are hoping that the omnibus bill could be a breakthrough regulation that could solve the complex labor issues and facilitate investment so that we can create jobs,” he added.The government also plans to continue its social protection programs, tax incentives and stimulus for small and medium businesses, as well as large corporations, among other planned stimulus programs to revive the economy, Febrio went on to say.“We will continue to build infrastructure and strengthen the information and communications technology infrastructure to support the economy going forward,” he added.The government is preparing Rp 2.75 quadrillion in state expenditure to fuel the virus-battered economy next year, including key sectors such as infrastructure, education and health care, among others. The country expects a budget deficit of 5.7 percent of GDP next year, lower than this year’s 6.34 percent.“The prospect of investment growth will heavily rely on the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic,” Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia research director Piter Abdullah told The Jakarta Post. “Investment will not come without getting the pandemic under control.”Although the omnibus bill would improve the country’s investment climate, the government’s inconsistency in policy-making could hinder foreign investment, he went on to say. “They need to be consistent with their policies to ensure investment will come at full potential.”Topics :
The Reading St home in Paddington that hit a post-GFC high.Others sitting above the million mark were Highgate Hill ($1.194m), Clayfield ($1.13m), Pullenvale ($1.125m), West End ($1.1225m), Spring Hill ($1.1075m), Hamilton ($1.08m), Chelmer ($1.058m), Robertson ($1.045m) and Samford Valley ($1.04m).According to realestate.com.au, Paddington, which has swung in and out of a million-dollar median depending on when renovated stock hit the market, will be the next to go off into seven digits. It currently tops the bridesmaid list on CoreLogic ($994,050) but realestate.com.au expected it to go have a median house price of $1,000,452 in January, said REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee.“In Brisbane, a million dollars still means something and you can still buy premium property in inner areas like Paddington,” she said.Any uplift in prices was clearly “hitting premium suburbs first”, she said, but “will likely extend to other suburbs over the next few years”.Paddington convert Ben Ittensohn, 38, has lived in the area since he was 21 and currently has two properties there – one of which was an easy rental option.“Relative to other cities like Melbourne and Sydney, it’s amazing we’re still talking about the million dollar mark.”Mr Ittensohn said his family was taking a long-term view of their property investments.“We’d love to upgrade our house next year or in years to come. Does that mean we can stay in Paddington? I really hope so. Maybe we might have to push out to Bardon and other suburbs. We wouldn’t be able to afford to have three properties in Paddington.”The best thing about the suburb, he said, was the stroll to Suncorp stadium. “I’m a big Broncos fan and being close to Suncorp is great. It’s very handy walking distance to the stadium.”BRISBANE’S MILLIONAIRE SUBURBS: Most expensive: Teneriffe $2.475mPallara $1.586mNew Farm $1.569mAscot $1.545mChandler $1.325mWilston $1.275mSt Lucia $1.255mBulimba $1.217mHawthorne $1.2mFig Tree Pocket $1.2mHighgate Hill $1.194mClayfield $1.13mPullenvale $1.125mMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoWest End $1.1225mSpring Hill $1.1075mHamilton $1.08mChelmer $1.058mRobertson $1.045mSamford Valley $1.04mMILLIONAIRE ‘BRIDESMAIDS’:Paddington $994,050Auchenflower $990,000Hendra $980,000Rochedale $966,000Balmoral $965,000Kalinga $955,000Milton $942,500Brookfield $940,000Carbrook $940,000Taringa $930,000Kangaroo Point $923,000Gumdale $905,000East Brisbane $900,500Sherwood $900,500Bardon $900,000(Source: CoreLogic median suburb house price)Email: email@example.com Ben Ittensohn at his townhouse in Paddington. The suburb is the only Brisbane one expected to go back into the million-dollar median list by January.BRISBANE has seen its million-dollar suburbs surge from just four on the list five years ago to a massive 19 now, but another 15 “bridesmaids” are waiting in the wings.Latest industry figures show 34 suburbs in greater Brisbane were either in the elite list or teetering on the edge of it above $900,000.CoreLogic market trends show 15 so-called “bridesmaid” suburbs in the capital city region – a big jump from 2012’s three pre-million and four million dollar suburbs.Five years ago, the only suburbs that were sitting on median house prices above $900,000 were Newstead ($1.15m), New Farm ($1.1075m), Burbank $1.0775m) and Chandler ($1.02m), plus the “bridesmaids” Pullenvale ($990,000), Brookfield ($987,500) and university suburb St Lucia ($927,750).Today, Teneriffe ($2.475m) sits on top of Brisbane’s median house price list now, followed by Pallara ($1.586m), New Farm ($1.569m), Ascot ($1.545m), Chandler ($1.325m), Wilston ($1.275m), St Lucia ($1.255m), Bulimba ($1.217m), Hawthorne ($1.2m) and Fig Tree Pocket ($1.2m).Julie Clark sold her six-bedroom family home in Paddington for $5.45m in March this year – a suburb record post-GFC. Picture: Claudia Baxter
LNG World News Staff The Cypriot government has extended the deadline for the tender it launched initially in October 2018 for the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Vasilikos Bay, near Limassol. Initially, the bids were to be submitted by January 18, 2019, however, the government has pushed the deadline back to March 29, according to the tender documentation.The government is looking for bids on the design, construction and operation the import terminal, procurement of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) of at least 125,000 cubic meters storage capacity.The facility will be capable of unloading LNG from LNG carriers ranging in size from 120,000 cubic meters to 217,000 cubic meters.Tender is also for the construction of offshore infrastructure for the permanent berthing of the FSRU, and onshore natural gas infrastructure and related construction components for gas delivery to the Vasilikos power station and potentially other gas consumers.The estimated value of the project is at €500 million ($566.3 million) with the government aiming to have the project in operation by November 30, 2020.