View Comments Stage and screen star Joely Richardson will star in the off-Broadway revival of The Belle of Amherst, William Luce’s one-woman play that captures the revered career and private life of poet Emily Dickinson. Under the direction of Steve Cosson, performances will begin on October 7 at the Westside Theatre. Opening night is set for October 19. In The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson’s poems, diaries and letters are woven into an illuminating portrait of the prolific wordsmith. Dickinson’s encounters with close friends and family and her often-amusing observations come to life on stage. The play originally premiered on Broadway in 1976. Richardson has appeared on stage previously in Side Effects, The Lady from the Sea, Ivanov and Madame Melville. On screen, she has appeared in Nip/Tuck (for which she received two Golden Globe nominations) and numerous films, including The Patriot, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 101 Dalmations, Thanks for Sharing and Endless Love. The Belle of Amherst will feature set design by Antje Ellermann, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by Daniel Kluger.
December 1, 2005 Regular News Court also addresses cameras in the courtroom Mark D. Killian Managing Editor The Supreme Court has amended the Rules of Judicial Administration so that legislators will be better informed about the court’s procedural rulemaking process, but declined to adopt rules that would have placed greater restrictions on the use of cameras at the courthouse.The court acted November 3 in In Re: Amendments to the Rules of Judicial Administration (Two-Year Cycle), case No. SC05-173. The rules in question included Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.050, Trial Court Administration; 2.051, Public Access to Judicial Branch Records; 2.060, Attorneys; 2.085, Time Standards for Trial and Appellate Courts; 2.130, Procedure for Amending Rules; and 2.170, Standards of Conduct and Technology Governing Electronic Media and Still Photography Coverage of Judicial Proceedings. Rulemaking “In order to ensure that the legislature is included in the rulemaking process,” the court said it amended subdivisions (a), (c)(2), (c)(5), (e), and (f) of rule 2.130, Procedure for Amending Rules, to add the speaker of the House, Senate president, and the chairs of the House and Senate committees as designated by the speaker and the president as individuals required to receive notices of hearings, copies of rules changes, committee reports, revised proposed rules changes, and notices of oral argument on proposed rule changes.The court, on its own motion, also added language to subdivisions (a), (c)(5), (e), and (f) recognizing that the clerk of the Supreme Court may provide notice required under those subdivisions electronically. Cameras The court declined to adopt proposed new rule 2.170(b), Photographing Jurors Faces, which media organizations and the First Amendment Foundation maintained was inconsistent with prior court decisions. Rule 2.170(b) would have given trial judges the authority to prohibit the photographing, either by movie, video, or still camera, the faces of the prospective or seated jurors, either individually, jointly, or collectively.The court also declined to adopt proposed new subdivision (a)(iii) of rule 2.170, which would have expressly recognized the presiding judge’s authority to “protect rights of privacy and prevent disclosure of privileged and confidential matters” in connection with electronic media and still photography coverage of judicial proceedings.The court also declined to adopt proposed new rule 2.170(c)(5), which would have provided that the “court’s security cameras shall be used for security purposes only.” Rules cycles The court also amended rule 2.130(c), Schedule for Rule Proposals, because it determined that the current two-year cycle for rules changes, which was adopted in 2000, has “proved impractical” and has “overwhelmed” the volunteer rules committees by “overly compacting” the regular cycle rulemaking process.“The major amendment is to subdivision (c)(1), which changes the regular cycle for proposed rule amendments from a staggered two-year cycle to a staggered three-year cycle,” the court said.The new cycle commences in 2006 with the various rules committees divided into three groups for reporting purposes.The court also: • Amended subdivision (e) of rule 2.050, Local Rules and Administrative Orders, to delete the requirement that circuit court clerks furnish copies of administrative orders to the executive director of The Florida Bar.• Amended rule 2.051, Public Access to Judicial Branch Records, to add a commentary to provide guidance for resolving disputes concerning access to judicial records. As amended, subdivision (d)(1) (Review of Denial of Access Request) and subdivision (e)(2) (Procedure) of the rule require 1) the judge denying access to judicial records to file a sealed copy of the requested records when ordered to do so by the appellate court, and 2) the custodian of the records to state in writing the basis for the denial.“These requirements will provide the reviewing court with express reasons for the denial of a public records request and will allow the court to conduct an in-camera inspection of the documents,” the court said, noting that commentary was added recognizing appellate courts’ inherent authority to appoint a special magistrate to serve as commissioner for the appellate court to make findings of fact and oversee discovery in proceedings under the rule.• Amended rule 2.060(b), retitled Persons Employed by the Court Not to Practice, to clarify that the prohibition against engaging in the practice of law applies to all full-time court employees. The amendment also adds court employees acting in their official capacity as individuals to whom legal representation may be provided. The amendment also clarifies that the prohibition against an attorney formerly employed by a court representing anyone in connection with a matter in which the attorney participated “personally and substantially” while employed by the court may be waived after full disclosure and the consent of all parties.• Adopted new rule 2.085(d), Related Cases, in response to the Family Court Steering Committee’s year 2000 recommendations for implementing unified family courts in Florida. The new rule implements the committee’s recommendation that the court adopt a rule of judicial administration that would “require judges who are assigned to different cases involving the same family to confer, and to coordinate pending litigation to maximize judicial efforts, avoid inconsistent court orders, and avoid multiple court appearances by the parties on the same issues.” The new subdivision also creates a procedure for the filing of notice of related cases by a petitioner in a family case if related cases are known.• Declined to adopt amendments to subdivision (d) of rule 2.071, Use of Communication Equipment. The amendment would have given the courts discretion to use communication equipment to take testimony, over objection by the parties. The amendment was proposed at the suggestion of the Family Law Rules Committee in order to relax the rule to allow for more widespread use of communication equipment for testimony in family law hearings.“Although several committees filed reports supporting the amendment in general or favoring the use of electronic means for receiving testimony under certain limited circumstances, none of the committees offered narrowly drafted proposals that would allow for the use of communication equipment in specific types of cases or under limited circumstances,” the court said.“Although we again decline to adopt the proposed amendment to subdivision (d) of rule 2.071, we adopt the proposed amendment to subdivision (c) of that rule,” the court said. “The amendment to subdivision (c) exempts ‘juvenile’ proceedings rather than ‘delinquency’ proceedings from the requirement that a request to participate in a motion hearing through communication equipment must be granted, absent a showing of good cause to deny the request, where the motion hearing is set for not longer than 15 minutes.”The court said that change conforms subdivision (c) with subdivision (d)(4) of the rule which addresses the waiver of confrontation rights that may be abridged by the use of communication equipment in “juvenile and criminal proceedings.”“In response to concerns raised in the comments, we emphasize that the amendment to subdivision (c), which applies to motion hearings, should not be viewed as inconsistent with the court’s prior rejection of the use of audiovisual equipment in delinquency detention hearings,” the court added.• Delete the references to the Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee in subdivisions (b)(3) and (c)(1) of rule 2.130. The repeal of the Rules of Workers’ Compensation Procedure eliminates the need for that committee.The amendment to rule 2.130 is effective immediately. The amendments to the remaining rules are effective January 1. Administration rules amended to keep lawmakers informed Administration rules amended to keep lawmakers informed
The complete lyrics:“Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire”Trump’s nuts roasting on an open fireas he keeps nipping at his foes.you’ll cry creepy uncle every time he arrivesfor he keeps clawing at your clotheseverybody knows some money and entitlementcan help to make the season whitemothers of color with their kids out of sightwill find it hard to sleep at night.They know that truuump is on his way.he’s got black boys in hoodies locked up on his sleighand every working man is going to crywhen they learn that Letch don’t care how you live or if you dieSooo I’m offering this simple phraseto kids from 1 to 92although it’s been said many times, many waysMerry Christmas to youMerry Christmas, Merry ChristmasDonald Trump, f@$k youMain Art: Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum-selling artist Fiona Apple changed the popular “The Christmas Song” to include lyrics critical of President-Elect Donald Trump, renaming it “Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire” and posting a video of her singing the critical song on her Tumblr page. (Photo: Fiona Apple official Facebook profile) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/pianist Fiona Apple set social media sites ablaze Tuesday afternoon after dropping a blatantly anti-Donald Trump tune on her Tmblr page titled “Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire.”The song, sung a cappella in Apple’s signature low, almost mournful, smoky-jazz contralto, switches out the classic lyrics of holiday fave “The Christmas Song”—which famously includes the well-known line “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”—for the more direct reference to the president-elect’s anatomy, along with many other critical switcheroos referencing xenophobia and racism throughout the roughly one and a half minute serenade. “Trump’s nuts roasting on an open fire,” she sings, her dog occasionally barking in the background. “As he keeps nipping at his foes. You’ll cry creepy uncle / every time he arrives / for he keeps clawing at your clothes. “Everybody knows some money and entitlement / can help to make the season white,” she continues. “Mothers of color with their kids out of sight / will find it hard to sleep at night.”Apple, 39, published the track on her Tumblr account “Fiona Apple Rocks,” and included an audio version, full lyrical sheet, and selfie video—in which she sings the dark parody while gazing down at the camera through black-rimmed glasses and her dangling, long brown hair. “The Christmas Song” was originally penned in 1945 by songwriters Bob Wells and Mel Tormé. Apple’s caustic version comes amid a spike in hate crimes nationwide since the Nov. 8 presidential election, with some perpetrators citing the former reality TV personality-turned-commander in chief in the attacks. The multi-platinum-selling artist exploded onto the music scene in 1996 with her debut Tidal, for which she earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for its single “Criminal.” Her follow-up, 1999’s When the Pawn…—an abbreviation of a 444-character title/poem—was also nominated for a Grammy, as was 2005’s Extraordinary Machine and 2012’s The Idler Wheel… The award-winning musician caps the number off by tearing up a photo of Trump and punctuating her message with a “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas / Donald Trump, f@&k you.”Check out the track HERE and the vid below:
The announcement is timely as September is National Puppy Mills Awareness month. OSTEGO COUNTY (WBNG) — The Susquehanna SPCA announced on Sept. 21 the creation of the “PAWS Before You Pay” program, aimed to educate, inform and even empower consumers in New York. For more resources to educate yourself on the Susquehanna SPCA click here. The program highlights the importance of adopting and buying healthy animals from responsible breeders and shelters instead of puppy mills, which animal advocates say are only in the business to make money and do not care about the pets themselves. Animal advocates spoke about how often times pets from puppy mills turn out to be sick with deadly diseases like parvovirus, leaving their owners to decide if it’s financially worth keeping their pets. “I can’t tell you the number of calls that I get,” said Libby Post, executive director of the NYS Animal Protection Federation.”The animal has parvo. What should I do? Well, you have three things: The first thing is you have to make the decision whether or not you want to spend thousands of dollars above and beyond of what you’ve already spent to care of this animal and get it through parvo, which is not a guarantee because parvo is a deadly, deadly disease for puppies. You can make the decision to put the animal down which is a heart breaking decision to make.” The SPCA also stressed that buying an animal from a puppy mill could even leave you with making a gut wrenching decision: putting your animal down.
Aubameyang is yet to have officially signed a new deal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ian Wright says the most vital piece of business Mikel Arteta needs to take care of this summer is tying down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a new contract.The Gabon international is yet to commit his future to the north London club with less than a year remaining on his current deal.Aubameyang once again proved his worth to the Gunners last season, scoring 29 goals in all competitions, including a brace in the FA Cup victory over Chelsea.The 31-year-old carried his good form over to the new campaign, scoring the winning penalty in the Community Shield to beat Premier League champions Liverpool at Wembley.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have already completed the signings of Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, while Atletico’s Thomas Partey is a priority signing.Wright believes persuading Aubameyang to extend his stay at the Emirates is Mikel Arteta’s most important task this summer.‘To be honest, I think he will be the most significant signing Mikel can make,’ Wright told Good Morning Britain. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Sep 2020 1:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.3kShares Advertisement Ian Wright admits new Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal would be Arsenal’s most ‘significant’ business this summer Wright says Arsenal must tie down Auba (Picture: Getty Images)‘We do need to make that happen, simply because of what he brings to that team. When you look at the chances created for Arsenal, they were 16th in the league and he still scored the amount of goals he scored.‘So if you can imagine, we can start creating more with the players we have signed – the Willians and people like that – then he is going to score more goals.‘It is imperative that he signs.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSpeaking after the Community Shield win, Arteta once again reiterated his confidence that Aubameyang will put pen to paper on a new deal.‘I keep saying the same thing,’ the Spaniard told BT Sport. ‘I try to do my job, which is convince him that he is in the right place, that he has the environment here to produce the moments like he’s done today and he’s done here three weeks ago.‘I am very positive that he’s going to sign but a lot of time there’s a lot of things involved in a contract deal and we are trying to show him.’MORE: Paris Saint-Germain submit £30m offer for Arsenal star Hector BellerinMORE: Mesut Ozil sends class message to Arsene Wenger after huge offer to leave ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 27, 2019 Press Release, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that PGT Trucking, Inc, a flatbed transportation company, will expand its operations in Indiana County, supporting the creation of 25 jobs in the area.“My administration is delighted to continue supporting businesses that want to grow in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “PGT Trucking’s expansion is great news for the economic future of Indiana County given their commitment to workforce training and development in the region.”PGT Trucking plans to expand its Burrell Township location to improve its training operations and maintenance capabilities. The project includes significant expansion of the primary training facility for the company’s drivers and upgrades to buildings throughout the property. The initiative also includes site work to house additional flatbed trucks. The company has pledged to invest $1,876,000 into the project, which is expected to create 25 new, full-time jobs and retain 20 jobs over the next three years.“PGT Trucking is excited for our expansion project in Indiana County,” said Pat Gallagher, PGT Trucking CEO. “It is our goal to help build a skilled workforce not only to grow as a company, but also to uplift the communities we are located in. We are pleased with the generous assistance and support we received from the commonwealth and the local community.”PGT Trucking received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for up to $50,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and a $11,250 workforce development grant to help the company train its workers. PGT Trucking was also encouraged to apply for a low-interest $2 million loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority to assist with site development costs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination provided through the Indiana County Development Corporation (ICDC).“PGT’s expansion represents an important investment in the Indiana County area that will boost both our local and regional economies for years to come,” said Byron Stauffer, Jr., executive director of the Indiana County Development Corporation. “We commend the governor, Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development for their guidance and support for this project. We applaud PGT for their commitment to strengthening the workforce and the economy in Indiana County.”Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Hopewell Township, Beaver County, PGT is a state-of-the-art flatbed transportation company. The company serves the steel, building material, machinery, oil & gas, raw material, aluminum, and automotive industries.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of PGT Trucking, Creation of New Jobs in Indiana County
Press Association A winner at Galway as a juvenile before chasing home the smart Jack Naylor at the Curragh, the daughter of Danehill Dancer was a 3-1 shot for this Listed assignment having finished fourth on her seasonal reappearance in the Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial a fortnight ago. Wayne Lordan was happy to play the waiting game in the nine-furlong contest, giving his major rivals rope, but he arrived there travelling best of all two furlongs down and his mount showed a nice turn of foot to quicken to the lead. David Wachman can consider loftier targets for Legatissimo after the exciting filly ran out a comprehensive winner of the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes at Gowran Park. Aidan O’Brien’s Wedding Vow did her best to make a race of it, but the Wachman runner, who holds a stack of big-race entries including the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Irish equivalent, was three and three-quarter lengths too strong. Having won her final four starts as a three-year-old for the formidable combination of Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen, Carla Bianca was all the rage as the 4-5 favourite, but her effort petered out and she was ultimately well-beaten in fourth. Wachman said: “She liked the good ground. She got stuck in the mud at Leopardstown the last day and Wayne was adamant that day it was the ground. That was much more like it. “She was a big, weak filly last year and has done well from two to three. I don’t think she will get much further than today, although her dam is a sister to Fame And Glory. “She’s in everything and I’ll have to talk to Wayne and discuss it with the owners before deciding where she will go next. “She’s a straightforward filly and the faster they go, the better she is.”
Athletes run during the Men’s Marathon athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNISKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief de Mission of Uganda’s team at the just concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, Beatrice Ayikoru has called on Government to establish programs that motivates athletes to stay in Uganda and avoid disappearing abroad.In an interview, Ayikoru who is also the general secretary of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) said since most Ugandan athletes are from poor families and backgrounds, when they go abroad they think that’s the opportunity of a life time.She also says sports in the country lacks motivating with no facilities, like swimming pools, squash courts and gyms and no equipment like rackets which are not made in Uganda and are very expensive.During the Games in Australia five athletes Regan Ssimbwa, Nasir Bashir (boxing), Halima Namboozo (table tennis) and two weightlifters Irene Kasubo and Kalidi Butuusa disappeared.Uganda won three gold medals, two bronze and one silver at the common wealth games, with Joshua Cheptegei winning two gold medals in the 5000 and 10,000 race and Stella Chesang won another gold in the 10,000 meters women’s race. Merciline Chelangat also got a bronze in the 10,000 meters and Solomon Mutai got a Silver medal while Juma Miro won bronze in a weight category. Uganda was ranked 15th.Ayikoru also says the other issue is the welfare of athletes. She says a proper arrangement should be in place to pay athletes, even at a time when they are just starting, adding that the structures of talent identification should be established earlier and made sustainable, saying there are thousands of Ugandans who cannot all go out. Ayikoru said she hopes that the athletes will return back to Uganda.It is not the first time Ugandan athletes have disappeared abroad. Last year, three Ugandan boxers David Ayiti, Geoffrey Kakeeto and African welterweight champion Muzamiru Kakande.who participated in the 2017 AIBA World Championships in Hamburg, Germany, did not return home.***URNShare on: WhatsApp