Tix Now On Sale to See Judith Light in All The Ways…

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 23, 2016 Judith Light(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Tickets are now available to catch two-time Tony winner Judith Light in the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s All The Ways To Say I Love You off-Broadway. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the solo piece will begin previews on September 6 and officially open at MCC’s Lucille Lortel Theatre on September 28.Faye Johnson is a high school English teacher and guidance counselor in a long-time, loving marriage. As she recounts her experiences with a favored student from her past, Faye slowly reveals the truth that is hidden just beneath the surface details of her life. All The Ways To Say I Love You is a solo play about love, hard choices, and the cost of fulfilling an all-consuming desire.All The Ways To Say I Love You marks LaBute’s tenth play produced by MCC in a 15-year collaboration. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through October 9.center_img All the Ways To Say I Love You View Commentslast_img read more

Russomanno talks judicial independence with students

first_img February 1, 2001 Regular News Russomanno talks judicial independence with students Russomanno talks judicial independence with students Bar President Herman Russomanno recently spoke at the Florida high school “We the People.. . The Citizens and the Constitution” mock congressional hearing competition at the University of Central Florida. The competition, at which the students demonstrate their knowledge of American rights and responsibilities, is sponsored by the Florida Law Related Education Association. Below is Russomanno’s speech on the importance of judicial independence. The Florida Bar is indeed honored to participate in the 2001 “We the People…The Citizen and The Constitution” High School Competition. On behalf of The Florida Bar and our Board of Governors, we congratulate you for your outstanding accomplishments. You are the students from the great state of Florida. You are the defending national champions. You are the best of the best, and due to your diligent preparation, you have qualified to participate in the state finals this year. You are exceptional students who have special gifts, which include the power of persuasion. You are also blessed to live in this wonderful country where you can study the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and learn first hand the institutions of American Constitutional Democracy. As you study America’s constitutional ideals you see the influence of our ideals about government and human rights on the rest of the world. Few historic documents have had the impact of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. These words have been copied in other countries’ charters of freedom. The first three words of the Constitution’s Preamble, “We the People,” are so powerful. While written over 214 years ago, these simple words and what they represent are envied today by billions of people around the world. On behalf of The Florida Bar, we thank all the excellent teachers who have educated their students about the meaning and value of the U.S. Constitution. And to The Florida Law Related Education Association, its executive director Annette Boyd Pitts, Steve Shenkman and its entire staff, our congratulations for the outstanding work you do in improving justice through law and citizenship education opportunities. Your association has a distinguished history of developing and implementing law related education programs in Florida and through international exchange. What elements of American constitutionalism have been most widely adopted by other countries? The most widely admired and imitated feature of the U.S. Constitution, after the Bill of Rights, has been the establishment of an independent judiciary. An inviolate—secure from outside influence—judicial branch acts as the watchdog of the Constitution and prevents the executive and legislative branches of government from disregarding it. The judicial branch helps to ensure that the words of the Constitution will be obeyed by the government. As future leaders you must embrace the importance of judicial independence, you must protect our constitutional heritage, and you must vigorously defend judicial independence from attack. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson protested the fact that King George III “made judges dependent on his will alone.” British judges who wanted to keep their jobs lacked the power to rule against the Crown or Parliament. Fortunately, in our great country, the framers of our U.S. Constitution codified the concept of judicial independence into the Constitution by granting judges life tenure and providing salary protection. Simply stated, judicial independence means that judges need not fear punishment for using their best judgment to interpret the law. This precious concept is so important because it provides for continuity and stability in our legal system, guaranteeing that disputes can be resolved fairly and impartially either by the judge or by a jury. While trial by jury is a precious right in America, an independent judge does not fear for her or his job or good reputation when ruling against excessive governmental regulation, overzealous law enforcement, or discriminatory policies. Judges who are fearful that they can be punished—or removed from office—are less likely to be fair and impartial in cases that come before them. Courts in this country, including our distinguished Florida Supreme Court, have come under attack from partisan groups. These groups manufacture outrage and rant and rave about judicial decisions. These individuals who are impatient with the rule of law or reject it outright are attempting to secure their own interests by undermining judicial independence. An independent judiciary enriches democracy. The decisions of courageous judges, on matters such as education, voting rights, housing, the ability to ride in the front of a bus, drink from the same water fountain, enjoy the freedom of expression, have contributed to the free and open society we have today. America is a far better country because of our system of checks and balances. As we celebrate judicial independence we also celebrate diversity. There are some 200 students in this audience and it is so wonderful to see the rich diversity in this competition. Diversity in the legal profession and in our courts must become a reality. Justice may be blind but we all know that diversity in the courts, as in all aspects of society, sharpens our vision and makes us a stronger nation. We as a nation must celebrate our diversity. How many of you want to become lawyers? Let me see with a show of hands. It is gratifying to see so many of you raising your hands. I am so proud to be a lawyer. Always remember that lawyers help people. Regardless of your race, color or creed, lawyers are there to represent you. The law is a noble profession. It is a privilege to practice law; however, this privilege is burdened with conditions. Some of you one day will become Florida lawyers. You will be the leaders of our profession. As a lawyer you will take an oath of admission to The Florida Bar. You will raise you right hand and solemnly swear to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida. You will also swear to maintain the respect due to courts of justice and judicial officers. “So help me God.” As an officer of the court you will have awesome responsibilities. As a professional lawyer who embraces the creed of professionalism, you will care deeply about the law, the judicial system and the legal profession. The creed ends with these five words: “My word is my bond.” Your reputation is everything. Your good name can be lost in a split second. You can spend a lifetime trying to regain your reputation. As a lawyer, especially those of you who choose to become trial lawyers and enjoy a career in the courtroom, you will be tested in litigation. As we know there is, unfortunately, incivility in society. As trial lawyers, you must lead by example: Civility is not a sign of weakness but a badge of honor. As I complete my remarks I ask that you promise to write down your goals when you complete this competition. Place these written goals behind your high school diploma when you graduate later this year. Let us make a date 25 years from today to celebrate your accomplishments. In this distinguished group we may have a chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, a governor, a member of Congress, a member of the Florida Legislature, a law school dean or professor, a college university president or the executive director of the Florida Law Related Education Association. You can and will make a difference in shaping the future in the 21st century. Will you be remembered as a leader who fought to have full and equal participation of women and minorities in the legal profession and throughout the corporations of this country? Will you be remembered as a leader in government and who sought to unite our people? And finally, will you be remembered as a leader who truly believed in the importance of an independent judiciary and had the courage, conviction and commitment to vigorously protect judicial independence in the 21st century? Let us join hands today, walking shoulder to shoulder, and climb that mountain together. You are the guardians of an independent judiciary.last_img read more

Architecturally designed home sells under the hammer for under $1M

first_img155 Constitution Rd, Windsor.Mr Cuneo marketed the property as being ideal to move into straight away or renovate it and create a dream home. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019155 Constitution Rd, Windsor.Ray White — Ascot selling agent Ian Cuneo said there was a clever separation within the home with a second living area for the kids and an office with a wine cellar downstairs. 155 Constitution Rd, Windsor.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Windsor has sold under the hammer for $972,000.The property at 155 Constitution Rd, went to auction on Saturday with seven registered bidders keen on the Cape Cod style home.center_img 155 Constitution Rd, Windsor.The property is on a 607 sqm block.Character features include a stained-glass window over the dining room, high ceilings, French doors, sash windows, feature lighting and hardwood timber floors.last_img read more

NZ to get first child sex offender register

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 8 September 2016Family First Comment: Good start. Should be public – but still an important step. How could the Green party vote against it?!A register of child sex offenders will soon be available to government agencies for the first time after Parliament overwhelmingly backed the measure.But the Government has resisted making it a public register, saying such a move could encourage vigilante behaviour.Parliament voted strongly in favour of the law change this afternoon, by 107 votes to 14.All parties backed it apart from the Greens, who were concerned that the $146m measure would take funding away from more effective, evidence-based policies.Social Development Minister Anne Tolley said the new register was targeted at offenders who were released from prison and “just disappeared into the community”.“It’s not intended to make it tougher for them, but it is intended to keep track of where they are.”Tolley said it differed from overseas registers because it distinguished between various levels of offending. People would remain on the register for eight years, 15 years, or for life depending on their level of offending.New Zealand First supported the bill, but said the register should have been made public, instead of being limited to police, corrections, social services, and Housing New Zealand.“It is information that parents have a right to know to ensure that they make proper decisions about protecting their children,” said New Zealand First’s social development spokesman Darroch Ball.Tolley rejected this, saying that many offenders had name suppression to protect their victims.Furthermore, publishing offenders’ names was likely to lead to retaliation by members of the public.“One poor chap had his house burned down while he was out at work,” she said.“He hadn’t re-offended, he hadn’t caused any risk, but the community found out he was there and burned his house down.“That’s not going to help any of them. In fact, that’s more likely to make them reoffend again.”The register will come into force within a month and will require offenders to provide personal information annually or within 72 hours of a change, such as a new address.It will apply to anyone older than 18 who has served jail time for a child sex offence, or for non-custodial sentences when a judge orders it.Green Party social development spokeswoman Jan Logie said the costly register was likely to displace funding for proven, less expensive rehabilitation measures.More than half of the $146m cost will have to be met within existing law enforcement budgets.“When only 1 per cent of Government funding is spent on prevention … I call out spending $146m on something that has no evidentiary basis,” Logie said.“There is no evidence that this is proven to work and you are taking money from things that do.”http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/nz-to-get-first-child-sex-offender-register/last_img read more

‘ACTIVISM NOT A CRIME’ Iloilo groups brace for raids, arrests

first_imgBurgos-Villavert also issued thesearch warrants that led to the arrest of Gabriela Metro Manila spokespersonCora Agovida and her husband Kadamay Metro Manila campaign officer Mickael TanBartolome in Manila earlier the same day. “(President Rodrigo) Duterte isintolerant of dissent,” said Elmer Forro, secretary-general of Bagong AlyansangMakabayan (Bayan) Panay. “Truly, the real horrors and monstersof today come in uniform, expensive barongs,and suit and ties that perpetrate State terrorism in surreptitious anddeceptive ways,” said Karapatan vice chairperson Reylan Vergara. Peasant leaders, trade unionists,human rights defenders, cultural workers, a community journalist, women’srights activists as well minors were among the individuals arrested in BacolodCity (57) and Manila (two) during raids of the regional offices of Bayan Muna,Karapatan, Gabriela, the National Federation of Sugar Workers as well as theresidences of activists and mass leaders. By challenging government policiesdeemed inimical, activists were espousing people’s welfare and defending humanrights, said Forro. These were nothing new, he said, “butthe mass arrest of 59 individuals in one day of terror is as an alarming signof the government’s intensifying efforts to crackdown on its critics.” Supposedly seized by the CriminalInvestigation and Detection Group from the raids were “assorted short caliberfirearms, sub-machine guns, machine guns, live ammunitions, hand grenades,bladed weapons, Kilusang Mayo Uno flags, megaphones, microphones, andvoluminous subversive documents” according to National Task Force to End LocalCommunist Armed Conflict communications chief Martin Andanar. ILOILO City – Members of Iloiloprogressive groups staged a picket in front of the Police Regional Office 6 inFort San Pedro here yesterday to protest Thursday’s raids on their BacolodCity-based counterparts. They demanded the release of 57 arrested activists.center_img Activism is not a crime, he stressed. Activists in Iloilo City demand the release of 57 colleagues in Bacolod City arrested in a raid on the eve of All Saints’ Day. Do policemen plan to arrest activists in Iloilo City, too? IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN For its part, human rights groupKarapatan decried the coordinated raids and mass arrests conducted by thePhilippine National Police and Philippine Army on Oct. 31. The evidenceallegedly gathered from the raids were planted, and were mere “Halloween dirtytricks” by a regime to discredit and silence critics, it asserted. The Karapatan official also questionedthe search warrant issued by Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert of theQuezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 89 “whose jurisdiction does not evenfall on a city hundreds of miles away from Quezon City.” “Andanar must be delusional to evenput supposedly seized illegal firearms and explosives side by side with KMUflags, megaphones, microphones, and ‘subversive’ documents as evidence of theirconnections to the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’sArmy. They’re now also desperately and illegally confiscating activists’equipment as proof because they know that the firearms they ‘recovered’ fromthe offices are shamelessly planted,” Vergara said. “Andanar wants to give the impressionthat the arbitrary arrests were lawful simply by virtue of showing a searchwarrant. However, the questionable source of the said warrant is hidden fromthe public, conveniently removed from their press releases,” Vergaraexplained./PNlast_img read more

Drug menace ‘worsened’ due to Noynoy’s negligence – Palace

first_imgPresidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says there is no need yet to place Visayas and Mindanao under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) unlike Luzon. Still, people there are always required to observe physical and social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday hit backat former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for questioning PresidentRodrigo Duterte’s decision not to give newly appointed anti-drug czar VicePresident Leni Robredo a Cabinet post due to trust issues. Panelo also said that it was rare for a leader to give the head of the opposition party “a golden opportunity to oversee the campaign against illegal drugs amid the surpassing accomplishments his administration already achieved relative thereto.” The former president said one wouldnormally appoint a person that he or she trusts. In response, Duterte’s spokespersonSalvador Panelo said Aquino would be “better off focusing” on his criminalcase. Aquino said Wednesday he was confusedwhy President Duterte designated Robredo as co-chairperson of the Inter-agencyCommittee Against Illegal Drugs if he does not trust her in the first place. “As for former President Aquino, he isbetter off focusing on his case pending before the Sandiganbayan,” Presidentialspokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. “Lest we forget, the drug problem ballooned in magnitude in his time, obviously due to his neglect in countering this evil that is putting this country into the precipice of generational destruction,” Panelo said. “The Philippines has been plagued in the past with petty, divisive and parochial politicians. Fortunately, change has arrived with President Duterte having the interest of the Filipino people foremost in his mind as we battle against the dreaded and destructive evil that is destroying the basic fabric of society,” he added. Panelo added that instead of meddling with the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, Aquino should just focus on his health. “What is clear therefore is that President Duterte has transcended politics and trust issues that long divided the nation,” Panelo said./PNlast_img read more

Arts Commitee Searching For New Headliner

first_imgThe Cincinnati Pops Orchestra performs in front of a large crowd at Liberty Park in June 2013.The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will not be returning to the Batesville Music and Arts Festival in June 2014.The Mayor’s Committee for the Performing Arts decided to nix the headliner due to budget constraints. The committee is currently searching for another headliner group.The Music and Arts Festival is scheduled for June 18-20, and will continue to offer the Rural Alliance for the Arts Community Art Show and the Texaco Country Showdown, which is presented by Jim True Ford in Brookville and WRBI.Individuals or organizations interested in offering a financial contribution to the annual arts show can mail checks to the Mayor’s Committee for the Performing Arts to Fifth Third Bank, c/o co-chair Jim Sturges, P.O. Box 30, Batesville, IN 47006.Additional inquires can be sent to co-chair George Brinkmoeller, 55 Crosstie Lane, Batesville.Committee members also include Ron Green, Bob Fitzpatrick, Joan Kuhlman, Lori Feldbauer, John Irrgang, Sarah Lamping, Andrea Wade and Debbie Blank.last_img read more

Harry J. Robben

first_imgHarry J. Robben, age 73 of St. Mary’s, died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his residence.  Born April 14, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he is the son of Elizabeth (Nee: Koch) and August Robben Sr.  He married Kathleen Helmes May 27, 1967 at Our Lady of Victory Church in Cincinnati, was a farmer and a truck driver for August Robben and Sons Trucking for over 50 years.Harry’s life could be summed up in three words………..family, faith and work.  Family was a priority to Harry.  He would often haul loads down to the barges in Cincinnati and on his way back he would take the long way home to stop and visit relatives in Cincinnati or his children, no matter where they were.  He was also very devout and would pray the rosary while driving and according to the family it wasn’t uncommon for him to break into some of his favorite hymns without warning.  As far as hobbies, well, work was his hobby, with the exception of westerns and his farm magazines.  A scrapper, you knew Harry was coming down the road when you’d see his red pickup loaded down.  He was a good hearted individual and the boys laughed that he always made an impression on those he’d talk too.  Apparently Harry was hard of hearing or almost deaf depending on which family member you asked and because of that, he would get into your personal space so he could hear you and read your lips.  They also teased that he had a saying for everything.  A couple of his favorites were “if you can’t be good, then be good at what you do” and “actions speak louder than words.”  In addition to his family, the farm was also his pride and joy.  He bought it in 1967 and spent the next 49 years loving every minute of it.He is survived by his wife Kay; sons Harry of St. Peter’s, Indiana, Hugh of St. Mary’s, Indiana, Hans of Cincinnati, Ohio, Herbert of Oldenburg; sister Betty Siefke; brother Leroy, both of Cincinnati, Ohio and eleven grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Dolores Duwel, Rosemary Bruns and brothers Joe,  August Jr., Leonard and Paul.Visitation is Wednesday, June 22nd, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  A rosary service will be held at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23rd, at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Mary’s of the Rock Preservation Fund or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice (https://www.mmhealth.org/donate.html).last_img read more

Pregnancy, breastfeeding may lower risk of early menopause, NIH-funded study suggests

first_imgWomen who breastfed their infants exclusively for seven to 12 months may have a significantly lower risk of early menopause than their peers who breastfed their infants for less than a month, according to an analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study also suggests that pregnancy can reduce the risk of early menopause.The study was conducted by Christine Langton, M.S.W., M.P.H., of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and colleagues.Previous studies have suggested that menopause before age 45 (early menopause) increases the risk of early death, cognitive decline, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Smaller studies have found evidence linking pregnancy and breastfeeding with later menopause, but because of their size and other limitations, the results are inconclusive. Moreover, the earlier studies focused on the timing of menopause and not on the risk of early menopause.In the current study, researchers analyzed data from more than 100,000 women ages 25 to 42 years. Every two years, from 1989 to 2015, the participants responded to detailed questionnaires, providing health information and medical history, including pregnancy history. Compared to women who had never been pregnant or who had been pregnant for less than six months, women who had one full-term pregnancy had an 8% lower risk of early menopause. Those who had two pregnancies had a 16% lower risk, and those who had three pregnancies had a 22% lower risk.Women who breastfed had an even smaller risk for early menopause. Those who breastfed for a total of 25 months or more during their premenopausal years had a 26% lower risk than women who breastfed for less than a month. Similarly, women who breastfed exclusively seven to 12 months had a 28% lower risk of early menopause, compared to those who breastfed for less than a month.The study did not determine why pregnancy and breastfeeding might lower the risk of early menopause. However, researchers theorize that because pregnancy and breastfeeding halt ovulation, the slowing of the egg loss may delay menopause.last_img read more

Riether joins Cottagers permanently

first_img Press Association The 30-year-old has been on loan at the Whites this season, becoming a key part of manager Martin Jol’s side. The right-back has made 34 league appearances and represented Germany twice during his career. Riether thanked his former employers – currently in the second tier of German football – before looking to push on with his new side next season. “Thanks to the FC,” he told the club’s official website. “The club and the city have grown on me during my time in the Cologne. “I am pleased after a first season in England and am focused on my other tasks in Fulham. I wish FC Cologne only the best and the imminent promotion to the Bundesliga.” center_img Sascha Riether has joined Fulham on a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee from Bundeslia side Cologne.last_img read more