If/Then Debuts, Matt Caplan Pedals 4000 Miles & More Cross-Country Highlights

first_imgIt’s time for another cross-country road trip, with musical stops in Washington DC, Cincinnati and La Jolla, plus dramatic interludes in Atlanta and Costa Mesa. Grab your favorite map app, and make plans to see some of the hottest shows in the USA! ATLANTA, GA Politics as Usual After winning strong reviews in its 2012 premiere at Second Stage Uptown, Kenneth Lim’s Warrior Class makes its way to Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre in a production running through November 17. This topical thriller centers on a young politician being groomed for a big race in New York—until a former girlfriend threatens to upend his reputation. Can a political fixer figure out what she really wants? Discover this nail-biting drama by a rising Asian-American playwright. View Comments WASHINGTON, DC If Idina Is the Star, Then We Want to See the Show The wait is over—at least for those in or near our nation’s capital: The new musical If/Then begins its pre-Broadway engagement at the National Theatre on November 5. Starring Tony winner Idina Menzel as a woman who moves back to NYC just before her 40th birthday, If/Then boasts a score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, direction by Michael Greif and a supporting cast led by LaChanze and Anthony Rapp. See it in DC through December 8, then…Broadway! COSTA MESA, CA Miles to Go Before They Sleep Amy Herzog’s beautiful play 4000 Miles has swapped coasts, after an acclaimed off-Broadway debut starring Tony winners Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert. In a new production at South Coast Repertory, Broadway vets Jenny O’Hara and Matt Caplan play a Vera, a 91-year-old grandmother, and Leo, her hippie grandson, who come together in Vera’s Greenwich Village apartment at the end of Leo’s disastrous cross-country bicycle trip. Watch their relationship bloom through November 17. LA JOLLA, CA The Hilton Twins Will Never Leave You Side Show played less than 100 Broadway performances back in 1997, and yet the musical has remained a source of fascination to actors and audiences. And why not? The lead characters are conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who struggle to find love and acceptance as more than simply side-show performers. Oscar winner Bill Condon has reworked Bill Russell’s book and directs Emily Padgett and Erin Davie at La Jolla Playhouse, running November 5-December 15. CINCINNATI, OH Even the Orchestra Is Beautiful Priscilla Queen of the Desert diva Nathan Lee Graham takes on the iconic role of the Emcee in Cabaret in a production that has jumped from St. Louis Rep to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Broadway vets Liz Pearce and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka play Sally Bowles and Clifford Bradshaw in Marsha Milgrom Dodge’s revival, which captures the divine decadence and existential dread of Kander & Ebb’s classic musical. Catch Cabaret through November 16.last_img read more

Interbike 2008 – Raleigh Bicycles

first_imgFor someone just looking to get into 29er mountain bikes, the Mojave has decent spec for the price considering the frame is a pretty solid base to build on if you decide you like the 29 inch wheels and start upgrading.The full Shimano drivetrain is full Deore. The Raleigh Clubman is their “café racer”-style bike.  It comes with some nice touches to make your cycling experience all the more pleasant, like flat-top handlebarsHorizontal dropouts with multiple mount points for racks, fenders, etc.Silver Lezyne mini pump comes standard.The always classy Raleigh badge atop the lugged Cro-Mo fork.The rest of the specs.Similar to the Clubman, but more commuter-styled with fenders and a larger Brooks saddle.  Also includes the Lezyne pump. Raleigh had some really cool retro commuters, city bikes, single-speeds, 29ers and this very limited edition cyclocross bike called the Rainier.  Only 50 were made and were sold out quickly.  They’ve got another run of 75 on order, and you have about one week left to get an order in if you want one.Read “more” to see how to get one and peep their other stylish bikes…center_img The classic logo work and white frame present an elegant feel to the bike.  The exclusive-to-Raleigh white Easton EC90x carbon fork and ERP magnesium white brakes tie the whole package together nicely.  Speaking of putting the package together, this bike started life as a tribute to Rainier Beer (hence the stylized “R” and logo treatment) and you can read that story on Raleigh’s blog.  Click on any of the pics to enlarge them.It’s an alloy frame, and comes with stainless inserts in the horizontal dropouts (rear).  Ready to order yet? Here’s the deal.  They’ve got a production order on the books for 75 frames, and all of them are basically pre-sold.  But, if you act quickly, Brian (Raleigh’s marketing man) said there’s a chance they can increase the order if you want one.  That means you need to run to your local authorized Raleigh dealer and have them order one for you…like, yesterday.If ‘cross ain’t your thing, but you still wanna roll some big tires on the dirt, check out their XXIX Pro Limited.  It’s a Reynolds 853 tubed bike with Mavic CrossMax 29er wheels, RockShox Reba w/ Maxle, SRAM XO, Avid CR Elixir disc brakes and Easton bits and pieces.  They’re taking orders through November, see your dealer if you want one. MSRP is $4,000.A few more specs on the XXIX Pro Ltd.Back to single speeds, this is the Rush Hour, Raleigh’s all black street affair.  Note the mini-brake levers on the flats and old school rounded handlebars.Per the spec card, the Rush Hour is also available with gears and brown leather trim.  Personally, the black SS looks like more fun if only because it’s all black.The Superbe Roadster is their civilized city bike, available in both men’s and women’s frames with Brooks leather saddle, Shimano Alfine 8 speed internal gear hub, woodgrain-look fenders and disc brakes.last_img read more

Proposed amendment to Standing Board Policy

first_imgProposed amendment to Standing Board Policy Proposed amendment to Standing Board Policy Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following item for final action at its March 24 Board of Governors meeting in St. Augustine. This is governed by Standing Board Policy 1.60. The Board of Governors intends to waive first reading and any other review required by Standing Board Policy 1.60 under Bylaw 2-9.2. To receive a full copy of the text of this proposed amendment, email kberglund@floridabar.org or call Kelly Berglund at 850-561-5751. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. Standing Board Policy 5.22: Within subdivision (c), deletes “in the Bar Journal” regarding publication of annual committee reports. March 15, 2017 Regular Newslast_img read more

Whalen’s second game at Target Center proves more low-key than first

first_imgAnd despite having just three assists on the stat sheet, Thibault credited Whalen with starting much of the offense.“I told Lindsay afterwards, one of the things she did so well tonight was that she did like they do in hockey,” Thibault said. “She made the first assist. She made the assist to get it to somebody else to make the pass.”Gophers point guard Shannon Schonrock, who is doing a public relations internship this summer with the Lynx, said it was nice to see her former teammate. She said she wasn’t sure why more people didn’t want to.“I don’t think it was just a lack of interest in Lindsay,” Schonrock said. “I just think the WNBA, in general, has a hard time drawing sometimes because it’s summertime, and it’s just a hard time of year where people want to be outside and probably doing other things.”Whalen said she planned to meet up with former Gophers teammates for “dinner and stuff” after the game.Though she enjoys getting the chance to see family and friends while in town, Whalen said it wasn’t quite enough to make it her favorite road game.“Road games are hard,” Whalen said. “So it’s tough to say which one’s my favorite or least favorite.”As far as the reduction in fan activity went, Whalen said she was still pretty happy with the turnout.Even though it suggested that the focus might be shifting toward the Lynx and away from her.“I tried not to look around too much, tried to focus in (on the game),” Whalen said. “But at the end, I looked around and there was a lot of Lynx colors out there, so that’s good to see.” Whalen’s second game at Target Center proves more low-key than firstLindsay Whalen and the Connecticut Sun played the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. David McCoyJuly 20, 2005Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintLindsay Whalen has gotten the star treatment whenever she’s come back to Minnesota since leading the Gophers women’s basketball team to the Final Four her senior season in 2004.But when Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault took her out of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Lynx with 2:45 left, fans at Target Center barely seemed to notice, as a surprisingly subdued cheer was offered for Whalen as she took her seat.But that was OK with her.“It wasn’t as hectic as last year,” Whalen said. “So it was nice to come in and relax and play the game.”It was a much different situation last year, when Whalen’s first trip back to the Twin Cities set a new single-game attendance record for the Lynx.But Sunday, the crowd was only 9,011 strong – just more than half the 16,227 who watched the Lynx pull out a tense 66-63 win over the Sun last year.Whalen scored and played less, too. Compared to 18 points in 35 minutes last year, she scored six points in 26 minutes in the 72-53 Connecticut win Sunday.Asked if nerves about coming back contributed to her less-than-stellar output – she averages 11.8 points per game – Whalen said it was actually the opposite.“Every road game last year was like a new game because it was a new arena and a new feel,” Whalen said. “So I think just playing in here again and coming back, it just felt a little more comfortable. It was definitely easier coming here this year.”With the rest of her teammates having little trouble scoring, Whalen was able to fall back into playmaker mode, she said.last_img read more

U to limit games with UND over logo

first_imgBuning said UND will also be unable to play the University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa because of similar policies discouraging play against schools with American Indian logos and mascots.Melaine White Eagle-Antonio, vice president of University of North Dakota Indian Association, said the organization passed a resolution in 2005 affirming its opposition to the school’s logo and nickname.“The logo is derogatory and discriminatory,” she said. “It affects our future, our past and our present.”White Eagle-Antonio, a biology junior at UND, said she thinks the University of Minnesota’s announcement could bode well for those looking for a logo change.“The reason why they don’t want to change the logo is because it’s costly,” she said. “Obviously with other schools pulling away and not wanting to play UND, they’re losing money.”Carter Meland, lecturer in the department of American Indian studies, said he supports the University’s decision to avoid playing UND.“I wish they wouldn’t have to regulate it, just that common sense would dictate that these things are offensive,” he said. “If a community says, ‘This is degrading, this is offensive,’ maybe it’s time to listen to that community.”Meland said though there are more important issues for members of the American Indian community to consider, cultural logos and mascots are an important topic.“There are much bigger, better issues in terms of things that affect culture and people’s lives in very direct ways,” he said. “As a cultural representation issue, it is an important one.” U to limit games with UND over logoThe University will limit athletic play to men’s and women’s hockey. Tiff ClementsJanuary 17, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint>So much for love thy neighbor.Athletics Director Joel Maturi announced Dec. 18 that the University will not host University of North Dakota in any athletic competition except men’s and women’s hockey.Maturi was not available to comment, but athletics spokesman Kyle Coughlin said a 2003 policy approved by the University’s Advisory Committee on Athletics discouraging nonconference home games with teams using logos and mascots depicting American Indian figures will now be more strictly enforced.“The policy has been in place; we are to not play teams with Native American nicknames that are on the NCAA list,” Coughlin said. “We are now going to follow the policy.”Tom Buning, athletic director at UND, said he first heard of the University’s policy about a month ago.The University of North Dakota currently competes in Division II NCAA athletics, with the exceptions of men’s and women’s hockey.With UND switching to Division I competition in 2008, the two schools will have more chances to meet – chances the University will decline.“We started to get some feedback through the coaching channels,” Buning said. “Folks were starting to schedule games, starting to talk about opportunities and all of a sudden things went cold.”Buning said Maturi asked the Advisory Committee on Athletics for permission to override the rule.“He got exactly the opposite answer he was expecting,” Buning said.last_img read more

Bradman, Chande and Myers take crucial role in RBS buys

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VIDEO: Aker BP Starts Ivar Aasen Production

first_imgNorwegian oil and gas company, Aker BP, started oil production from the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea on Saturday.Aker BP is the operator of the unitized development, with a 34.7862 percent interest.The Ivar Aasen field is located in the northern part of the North Sea, about 175 km west of Karmøy, and contains around 186 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), excluding Hanz.The development of the Ivar Aasen includes deposits for five licenses, 001B, PL028 B, PL242, PL338 and PL457. The unitization of the licenses covers deposits in Ivar Aasen and West Cable. Hanz deposit in license PL028 B is not covered by the unitization.The anticipated economic life of Ivar Aasen is 20 years, depending on oil price and production trend.Oil and gas from Ivar Aasen is processed and exported from Grieg platform, which also supplies power to Ivar Aasen.last_img read more

Corpus Christi commissioners approve sale of part of Ingleside

first_imgThe approved sales agreement is for 185.5 acres (75 ha) for approximately USD66 million dollars, subject to appraisal modifications. To seal the agreement, Canyon agreed on a USD20 million dollar down payment with a nonrefundable USD1 million payment on the day the deal was signed. The balance of USD19 million will be due on December 20, 2011. The remaining balance will be paid in a promissory note of USD46 million over the next ten years and includes a balloon payment of USD20 million at the end.”Port Commission and staff are looking forward to working with Canyon Supply and Logistics to complete the sale of the former US Naval Station Ingleside. Canyon is a great industry fit to redevelop the facility. They will be able to create many new jobs for the area affected by the departure of the Navy,” said Mike Carrell, chairman of the Port Commission. Canyon Supply and Logistics is a special service-purpose company that will develop the industrial part of the facility for offshore logistics to support the oil and gas industry in the western Gulf of Mexico.US Naval Station Ingleside was designated for closure under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005, which resulted in the departure of the Navy by April 30, 2010. On that date, ownership of the base reverted to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. The US Naval Station Ingleside property encompasses 483 acres (195.4 ha) with more than 70 buildings, including warehouse facilities, administrative offices, barracks, fitness and recreation facilities, a capital-class pier and wharf area, and much more.last_img read more

Streaming the Supreme Court

first_img Craig Barlow , is barrister of Ely Place Chambers, London, and Jason M Hadden MBE , is barrister of St Ives Chambers, Birmingham Television has for a number of years been a reason why people ultimately decide to become lawyers. From fictional characters, programmes such as Rumpole, Judge Deed, LA Law and Silks, we are offered a creative window into the world of the legal profession. But what about real lawyers? The live web streaming of the UK Supreme Court sittings is not just revolutionary; it’s little short of a revelation. According to the Supreme Court, some 20,000 viewers daily watch such streaming. There is a good reason for lawyers to watch the live argument. By viewing one can experience the cut and thrust of the advocacy and from the justices’ incisive questioning, glean insight into the process of the court’s deepest thinking. As followers of the Supreme Court’s website streaming (we really should get out more), we are confident that this is an under-utilised advocacy tool for advocates of all levels. It is an under-resourced practical learning aid for shaping and honing the skills of appellate advocacy. At present viewers can only watch these sittings live. No recording is yet available to the public. We consider this to be a matter of regret and hopefully the court can be persuaded to make recordings of the same accessible. In the US Supreme Court, the sittings are not televised but on its website they publish not only audio but written transcripts of the oral argument hearings before the court. It’s true that hearings before the US Supreme Court are somewhat different in character to those heard by the UK court. Principally in the US there is a very short time limit for oral argument, with a heavy reliance upon written argument or ‘briefs’. Unlike the US version, the UK Supreme Court does not publish on its website the grounds of appeal or the parties’ rival ‘written skeleton arguments’. It does however provide (1) brief details of the issues raised; and (2) cite the lower court’s decision so as to generally enable the interested viewer to access the same on the internet. The live web coverage of the UK Supreme Court sittings are remarkably deft because of their skilful rotation between images of the bench and their questioning and their coverage of the advocates’ presentation and response. Indeed the visual coverage takes in the wider lens of juniors passing notes to leaders and the looks on solicitors’ and clients’ faces alike. For the viewer, the anxiety felt during the hearing is palpable. The truism that human communication relies not merely upon words, but also body language is made real. It is not just the words, but also the sound of the words. This leads to real insight into the innermost workings of the justices’ thought processes. Some are more proactive in questioning, others ask few questions. However, they tend to ask very penetrating questions. From time to time there’s judicial humour, occasionally there’s a question that hangs in the room unanswered like mustard gas. Rarely, and effectively there’s an unmistakable sniper’s shot that finishes one side’s case. The justices have different styles in the way they ask questions. A kind few are discursive and clue up the consequence of their question in an open-handed way. Others ask short serial questions that lay concealed intellectual traps, like landmines for the unwary advocate. Watching them in action, one gains the sense that there are occasionally both ideological and personality clashes between them. In short, they come across as real people, striving to do a difficult job. They’re learned jurists, not locked in ivory towers as their critics would have the populace believe, but as realists trying to find a workable legal solution to the most testing of legal conundrums. Some lack patience and exhibit minor blazes of anger and frustration with the advocates before them. Others are the epitome of judicial patience in the face of provocation. But individually, they do tend to disclose their predisposition to one proposition over another during argument. A classic example is Methodist Church v Preston [2011]. A case won below by the respondent in the EAT and the Court of Appeal. Having read the lower judgments (before we started to watch the case argued) we were initially against the appellant. But by skilful oral argument and didactic explanation to the court of previous authorities by the counsel at play, we could see the appellant’s counsel slowly win over the court. At the conclusion, we took the view that her arguments had prevailed. Months later, it transpired that she had succeeded by a 4-1 majority. Too often it has been the case that some of the most talented lawyers are dreadful advocates: whilst their analysis is sound, their voices grate like nails down a chalkboard. There are also those whose arguments are lost in the drone. So it is with watching the proceedings before the court. Some are the personification of charm and seductive with everything seamlessly at their fingertips. Others seem to bumble and struggle in articulating their arguments and responses. From time to time, there can be flashes of brilliance and mercurial answers to problematic questions. To select another example is the case of Petrodel Resources v Prest [2012]. By a majority the CA had overturned almost 40 years of practice in the Family Division. It gave rise to serious legal consequences, engaging issues of the correct statutory construction of the court’s powers under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, ascertaining beneficial interests in trust law and piercing the corporate veil in company law in the context of ancillary relief in family law. Obviously a clear ideological schism could be predicted in advance between the former family court judges (Lady Hale and Lord Wilson) and the former chancery judges (Lords Neuberger, Walker). It could be expected that the former commercial court judges, (Lords Mance and Clarke) would join in with the chancery view accompanied by Lord Sumption so as to produce a 5-2 split, dismissing the appeal. But during the live hearing – save for Hale and Wilson – it was not at all clear that the rest of the Supreme Court would so predictably divide. Lords Clarke and Walker voiced reservations about the lower court’s analysis of ‘beneficial interest’ in the ultimate corporate structures and Lord Neuberger appeared interested in balancing the competing public policy issues that arose. So whilst the Court of Appeal’s statutory interpretation of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 is likely to be upheld by a 5-2 split and piercing the corporate veil similarly, its determination of beneficial interests might be reversed by a narrow 4-3 split. At the time of writing this decision remains reserved and is not as yet due to be handed down. What this demonstrates is that there is an intricate balance of legal experience and approach in the Supreme Court and that the court’s collective mind is reassuringly not closed. It is amenable to persuasion during the argument. The web streaming thus of the Supreme Court, and indeed, in time perhaps other courts, should provide an awakening of faith in both the judiciary and the law. Whilst for many it may not offer the tantalising drama of a Downton or a Dr Who; it does open up a world of real-life suspense and indeed theatre. It gives a reassurance that the court, at least, is in safe hands.last_img read more

Belgrano renewals reach 400 km

first_imgARGENTINA: The Ministry of Transport announced on February 21 that its track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network had completed 400 km of the 535 km to be upgraded under the first phase.Involving the replacement of wooden sleepers with concrete, new rail and reballasting with stone ballast, work has now been completed on 122 km of route C12 in the province of Santiago del Estero, 78 km in Chaco province and 203 km on route C6 in Santa Fe.With aim of cutting both the transit time and cost of moving export consignments to the port of Rosario, ‘we are leading the most important upgrade ever undertaken of our rail freight network’, said Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich. Completion of the first 400 km ‘fills us with enormous pride’, added Guillermo Fiad, President of infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura.Work sites are now being prepared in Salta province for the start of Phase 2 of the programme, with contracts for Phase 3 to be awarded shortly. The Belgrano upgrade also includes renovating 33 bridges in areas susceptible to flooding at a cost of 600m pesos. Two have been completed in Santa Fe province, with work underway on 24 and the remainder out to tender.last_img read more