Pose Season Two Premieres, Hadestown Hits Headphones & More June Picks

first_imgReeve Carney, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter, Amber Gray, Laura Osnes, Kristolyn Lloyd and Paola Sanchez Abreu(Photos: Caitlin McNaney, Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com, FX, Helen Maybanks and James Leynse) View Comments Billy Porter Other events to mark on your calendar this month:June 3 – Dying City opens off-BroadwayJune 9 – 73rd Annual Tony AwardsJune 12 – Younger season six premieresJune 17-18 – Mel Brooks at the Lunt-Fontanne TheatreJune 19 – Rock of Ages begins at New World StagesJune 20 – Toni Stone opens off-BroadwayJune 20-26 – Regina Spektor at the Lunt-Fontanne TheatreJune 26-29 – Working at Encores Amber Gray June 7 – Hadestown Cast Recording Hits EarbudsHadestown fans are familiar with the recording from the musical’s off-Broadway bow, and now they will be able to hear the Broadway cast album! Tony nominees Eva Noblezada and André De Shields as well as Reeve Carney are among the new voices that will be on the album. Tony nominees Amber Gray and Patrick Page reprise their performances as Persephone and Hades, respectively, from the off-Broadway production.Managing Editor Beth Stevens”With its haunting, folk-inflected score, Hadestown devotees have been waiting for the Broadway cast album. I can’t wait to put ‘Wait for Me’ on repeat and listen once again to Anaïs Mitchell’s evocative sound.” June 29 – In the Key of Love Premieres on The Hallmark ChannelLaura Osnes is heading to the small screen! The two-time Tony nominee is set to star in the Hallmark Channel original movie In the Key of Love. The film with music follows Maggie (Osnes), who has returned to her childhood vacation spot after leaving a Nashville singing career to run her grandmother’s wedding photography business. When she is hired to photograph for the sister of her ex, the promise of a renewed romance ignites.News Editor Andy Lefkowitz”I’m a sucker for a heartwarming TV movie. Add the luscious singing talents of Laura Osnes and Scott Michael Foster, and I’m there! This original Hallmark flick will be the perfect way to kick off summer.” Star Files Laura Osnes June 27 – Vanessa Carlton Steps Into BeautifulSongstress Vanessa Carlton is makin’ her way downtown to the Theater District to make her Broadway debut in Beautiful. Known for popular hits like “A Thousand Miles” and “Ordinary Day,” Carlton will lend her gorgeous vocals to the role of Carole King in the hit bio-musical. She joins a cast that includes Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin, Kara Lindsay as Cynthia Weil, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann and Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner.National Editor Ryan Lee Gilbert”As an emotional teen in the early 2000s, Vanessa Carlton’s ‘A Thousand Miles’ really did it for me. I quickly became entranced by her songwriting and performing, but it was Carlton’s dedication to activism that cemented me as lifelong fan. I can’t wait to go back to Beautiful!” June 4 – Little Women Opens Off-BroadwayKate Hamill is known for writing and acting in innovative adaptations of classic novels for the stage, including Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. Her fresh take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women stars Hamill as the eldest sister Meg, Dear Evan Hansen original cast member Kristolyn Lloyd as Jo, Paola Sanchez Abreu as Beth and Carmen Zilles as Amy. The production is scheduled to run through June 29 at off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre.Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip“I’m obsessed with Kate Hamill. I saw her Pride and Prejudice adaptation on my birthday last year. I can’t wait to see how she has brought new life to Little Women. I know there is no better person to tackle this.” Patrick Page Eva Noblezada Reeve Carney View All (6) The category is: June! Of course, we can’t wait for the 73rd annual Tony Awards on June 9. But there is plenty more to get excited about this month: the release of the Hadestown cast recording, Vanessa Carlton’s Broadway debut, the return of Pose and more. See what the Broadway.com staff is looking forward to in the month of June! June 11 – Pose Season Two Premieres on FXRyan Murphy’s hit FX series about late ’80s New York City’s ball culture is back! Pose was hailed in its first season for its vibrant portrayal of gay men and transgender women of color. Tony winner Billy Porter and New York stage alum Mj Rodriguez will return to their respective roles as Pray Tell, an outspoken house ball MC, and Blanca Rodriguez, a headstrong house mother. As previously reported, Patti LuPone is scheduled to guest-star.Editorial Assistant Eric King”I’m glad my campaign to move Pose’s premiere from Tony night to two days later worked because I’ll now be able to watch it. I can’t wait to see what character Ryan Murphy has concocted for Patti LuPone.”last_img read more

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Taylor Trensch Has Found His Inner Child in To Kill a Mockingbird

first_img Star Files Ed Harris Taylor Trensch may be known for starring in Dear Evan Hansen and Hello, Dolly!, but he actually prefers plays. “I have always loved doing plays, and I think that’s always what I aspired to do,” he told Broadway.com’s Caitlin Moynihan during a recent appearance on #LiveAtFive. He’s now getting his wish. Trensch is currently playing Dill in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway.“It’s the best not to sing,” he said with a laugh. “I’m just not good at it, and so many people are so good at it.” Trensch just finished up playing Evan Hansen on Broadway, where the character was a teenager. Now in Mockingbird, he plays someone even younger; Dill is six years old, and narrates the story with Scout, played by Nina Grollman. You could say the actor’s going back in time. It was actually Grollman who helped him find his inner child for the role. “She is the goofiest, funniest person,” he said fondly. “[Nick Robinson] and I are little more introverted, and Nina helped turn us into kids.” Because his character shares the stage mostly with Grollman and Robinson, “They are two of my favorite people on Earth.”The replacement cast for Mockingbird almost all started on November 5, and they had four weeks together to rehearse the play. As someone who’s taken over for a cast member before, such extensive time is a luxury. “Usually when you’re a replacement, you get two weeks with the stage manager, and they push you out and they’re like, ‘Don’t hit anybody,’” he said. But this new cast, led by Ed Harris as Atticus Finch, got to rebuild the play again from the ground up. “It felt like we got to rehearse a new play together and forge friendships and bonds. And it’s truly such a good, good group of nice people and great actors,” said Trensch.  Taylor Trensch This is also Trensch’s third time starring in a production at the Shubert Theatre; he’s done Matilda and Hello, Dolly! there. “This is my first ever having a private dressing room, which is very fancy,” he said with a smile. During Matilda, where he originated the role of Michael Wormwood, his dressing room was in the basement, were “a rat ran across my foot once.”He then returned to the Shubert in Hello, Dolly! as Barnaby Tucker in 2017, when Bette Midler was the lead. “I actually didn’t know the musical before being in it,” he noted. But that didn’t stop him from being amazed at getting to share the stage with an icon, and then getting to step into the recording booth with her. “I’m on that album with Bette Midler—what?!” he exclaimed. “It was like what I imagined Broadway to be like as a kid, and it was so fun.”For Mockingbird, Trensch actually read the first draft of the script years ago, when he was invited to do a reading of it. He couldn’t stay with the project because of Evan Hansen. But then “half of the way through that original gang’s year run, I got invited to replace [Gideon Glick], which was so exciting ’cause I thought I missed my chance to be a part of the play,” he said. Even from that early draft, Trensch thought the play was “perfect,” and it’s only gotten better with time. “It’s such a special play. And it’s this title that is ingrained in every American’s DNA. So people are excited to see it.”To Kill a Mockingbird is playing now.Watch the rest of Trensch’s #LiveAtFive interview below, where he also discussed his dream stage project.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Taylor Trensch in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (Photo: Julieta Cervantes) Taylor Trensch from $69.00 Nick Robinson To Kill a Mockingbird Gideon Glick Nina Grollman Related Shows Bette Midler View Comments Taylor Trensch View All (6)last_img read more

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She’s Beat! The Six Cast Talk Show Hair and Makeup in Episode 6 of the Yas, Queen! Vlog

first_imgWatch the full vlog below!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Star Files Related Shows This week, Abby Mueller took a break from filming her vlog, Yas, Queen!, and handed the camera off to fellow Six cast members Andrea Macasaet, Samantha Pauly and Brittney Mack. Pauly gave viewers a make-up tutorial fit for a queen. Macasaet, who revised her wig after it began to damage her hair, talked about the importance of working closely with wardrobe to ensure proper hair health. Mack then talked to viewers about a burgeoning movement on Broadway to embrace natural hair styles for black actors, which is why she doesn’t wear a wig during the show. “The most important part of this movement is embracing yourself, your culture, your heritage, and your ancestry, and one of the big things in black culture is your hair,” said Mack. “One of things I love about being a part of this show is that I get to wear my own hair out and exposed on the stage.” Watch the episode below, and don’t forget to take these gifs with you.How to properly apply highlighter.  Brittney Mack, Andrea Macasaet, Jamie Amadio and Samantha Pauly(Graphic by Ryan Casey) Samantha Pauly Brittney Mack View Commentscenter_img View All (4) from $79.00 Andrea Macasaet Abby Mueller Six How to take care of natural hair.last_img read more

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September 15, 2015 Letters

first_imgIt would seem to be a good idea to have a referendum on the issue of “reciprocity” by including it next time on our registration/dues billing statement.Every member of the Bar would be required to check a box on the registration statement either “for” or “against” and the result of all votes cast would decide the issue. It is clear that this issue is so imporiant that every lawyer registered in Florida should vote on it.Alan R. Shane Tamarac ________________More years ago than I wish to recount, I especially came to Florida to take a bar review course for the Florida bar exam. I spent many days learning about the laws of Florida while at the same time getting the flavor of the state. I met with other prospective Florida lawyers. I gained a greater appreciation of Florida law precisely because I had to work and work hard to prepare for the Florida bar examination.Now comes the proposal for reciprocity. Lawyers from other states would need not come to Florida as I did in order to take a bar review course to learn Florida law. No need to learn a thing about the state. They would simply make a motion in come to be admitted by reciprocity.There are two traditional arguments against reciprocity. First, many young lawyers are unemployed and would be further disadvantaged if out-of-state lawyers were admitted by reciprocity. Second, many solo lawyers and small law firms would be unable to compete against the flood of such attorneys admitted by reciprocity.But there are two additional arguments.First, nothing should come easily in life. We should have to work hard to get what we would like. I may not practice law anymore, having stopped decades ago, but I recall with warm memory and great respect those times in Lakeland when I studied for the Florida bar examination and sat in a huge room where hundreds of other applicants also were seated for the exam.Second, the several states must be preserved as workshops and laboratories for testing and advancing beneficial principles. A far less likely scenario is there be but one gigantic homogenized universe of laws for the entire country. Yes, it is true that the law is becoming increasingly national with state differences vanishing as fast as the winds can carry them. And yes, there must be a national foundation of constitutional and other law to protect liberties and freedoms.At issue is our federal system in respect to variations between and among the states. Put another way, the needs of Maine may not be the needs of California, those of Illinois not those of Arizona, those of Florida not those of Wisconsin. But a nation that is homogenized may find experimentation in the advancement of justice far more difficult than would otherwise be the case.We should pay close attention to what Justice Louis Brandeis said in New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann, 285 U.S. 262 (1932). He argued that under federalism “a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country….”Uniformity is not always a benefit. Diversity most always is. America is the glory that it is precisely because it is a country that has always welcomed diversity of opinion and thought.Stephen Schoeman Westfield, NJWebsite Texting, to a large extent, has replaced talking on the phone, particularly for the younger generation.An email can be anything, but a text is the same as a personal call. My son says I am rude to leave a voice mail message rather than text. It is too personal to be considered the same as any other written communication that can easily be deleted or tossed in the trash. The Board of Governors got this one wrong.Donna Erlich Tallahassee September 15, 2015 Letters LettersReciprocity The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr., Bar Association would like to call your attention to an issue facing Palm Beach County. This issue is the epidemic lack of diversity on the Palm Beach County bench.A 2014 “Report of the Special Task Force to Study Enhancement of Diversity in the Judiciary and on the Judicial Nominating Commissions,” convened by former Florida Bar President Eugene Pettis, identified the problems and issues that arise due to this lack of diversity. The report found that lack of diversity on the bench is a key factor contributing to low levels of confidence that African-American and Hispanic individuals experience in the court system. Low confidence in the court system is troublesome, as community members who lack confidence in the system are less likely to utilize it when necessary.Additionally, this issue leads to the problem of a lack of judicial community representation. Communities in Palm Beach County are simply not receiving adequate representation on the bench. Recent census data for Palm Beach County reveals that our county has a population distribution that is over 18.5 percent African-American, over 20.3 percent Hispanic, and 58.2 percent Caucasian. These numbers are not even closely being reflected in our judiciary. Only 9 percent of all circuit and county court judges in Palm Beach County are African-American, a number that cannot adequately represent the African-American members of our community.Unfortunately, Gov. Rick Scott has not made an immediately recognizable effort thus far to resolve this issue. The governor has not made any appointments of African-American judges to the bench in Palm Beach County, despite the overwhelming number of well-qualified individuals whose names were submitted to fill vacancies. For example, recently there were two open seats for judicial appointments for the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County. The names of 12 attorneys were submitted as nominees, five of whom were African-American. None of Gov. Scott’s appointments included the African-American candidates.It is our heartfelt request that you will help us address this important issue facing our county. We sincerely hope that one day the judiciary in Palm Beach County will reflect our treasured diverse community.Byrnes Guillaume FMCBA PresidentTexting After a rainy weekend confined indoors and relegated to watching old movies, I could not resist the urge to rant (with tongue only partially in cheek) in lament of the Bar’s ever-increasing inability or reluctance to curb the constant bombardment of annoying lawyer TV commercials that we, the people, are forced to endure in the name of the First Amendment. There now appears to be no limit on content, which appeals only to emotion, having nothing to do with a lawyer’s ability or quality of representation. Any relationship between the practice of law and catchy slogans or nonlawyer life experiences (such as being or having been a veteran, police officer, deputy, motorcycle rider, boater, parent, spouse, or dog owner) is completely beyond me. Are cats or parakeets entitled to equal protection?Are we now to understand that lawyers are effective in injury cases because they drive a car, or qualified in family law because they were divorced? Would criminal defense lawyers provide better service if they had been in jail (caption: “Former Arrestee;” slogan: “For the Felons”)?Will we next see board certified business litigators distinguishing themselves from wannabes by running ads depicting them dressed in coveralls and holding pitchforks, standing in pastures next to tractors or cows, captioned “Lawyer X Out Standing in his Field” (note careful weasel-wording to avoid prohibited self-aggrandizement) with the sly (yet refreshingly honest) slogan of “Raising Your Business,” while Tina Turner’s “You’re Simply the Best” plays in the background? It would regrettably seem so.Where, oh, where are FDUTPA and the Lanham Act when you really need them? And where does the First Amendment end and professional regulation begin any more — if anywhere?Thomas J. Pilacek Winter SpringsJudicial Diversity What gives? I used to be able to search the construction law certified lawyer website for construction lawyers by city, with a list of cities to choose from.Now I have to put in city name after city name. The current method is much less user friendly. For instance, if I need to find a lawyer in Winter Haven, there is none. Then I type in Lakeland, none. Then I do what? Try Orlando and Tampa? What happens to the board certified lawyer in Haines City, Lake Alfred, and Lake Wells? Or any of the other small cities?The current site is channeling searches to big cities only and hurting anyone in a suburb.Please change it back.Jeffrey L. Price GainesvilleLawyer Advertising September 15, 2015 rnes Guillaume Letters There is no good reason to support reciprocity. I have studied this issue for years. It’s percolated dating back to the Bar’s Multi-Jurisdictional Commission studies in 2002-03.Whatever perceived benefit exists is outweighed by the risk. The public deserves some testing of the competency of a lawyer before opening the floodgates allowing them to practice here just because they have a license from another state. There isn’t a problem in Florida that reciprocity is the answer.There has always been a process in place to ensure competency in the practice of law because of the very serious nature of matters placed in the hands of an able lawyer. People’s lives are at stake, their financial security at risk and the most emotional of all matters, their family and children, are subjected to court intervention. Florida lawyers should be held to a certain standard of ethics and knowledge before being allowed to place at risk these most valuable assets.To allow lawyers from other jurisdictions to “dabble” in Florida and on these serious legal matters who aren’t tested is not a responsible thing to do. Lawyers from other states should not be allowed to practice in Florida part-time because of its economy and lifestyle and vie for the same representation with lawyers who have built reputations, support their communities and profession year round unless qualified. In addition, one can only imagine the proliferation of advertising and solicitation if they have an unrestricted right to be licensed.We should easily embrace technological advances to enhance the practice, work on law school curriculum, and better coordinate access to legal services. What we don’t need is an influx of out of state lawyers to add to the already finest and most competent who serve our citizens and businesses. There is no good reason to avoid qualifying to do so.Jay Cohen Ft. Lauderdale __________________I have always known that the real reason for the lack of reciprocity is protectionism. It isn’t sitting for the bar that is the deterent. It is the pain of the background investigation. The longer one has practiced in some other jurisdiction, the more daunting the rigmarole an applicant must endure.I believe pre-conditions for admission by motion could be designed to afford adequate protection for the public and the Bar.Also, I would suggest that a requirement for significant pro bono work as a condition subsequent to admission would be appropriate.If I was from out-of-state and wanted to practice in Florida, I would welcome the opportunity to contribute thusly as opposed to wasting untold time jumping through hoops for no good purpose except to demonstrate perseverance.Michael J. Ryan North Palm Beach _________________ Florida needs to adopt reciprocity as soon as possible. The sole reason for not allowing reciprocity is to limit the number of lawyers in Florida as a form of economic protectionism by the protection of its lawyers from out of state competitors, i.e., greed.Many things have changed in the legal community and demographically in Florida that have rendered the disallowance of reciprocity unethical and obsolete.• Lack of reciprocity has not protected Florida lawyers from saturation. Lawyers are not protected from saturation by needlessly doubling the number of law schools in Florida over the last 20 years, thereby causing the same condition that lack of reciprocity was supposed to prevent.• Lack of reciprocity hinders Florida lawyers from economic opportunity. The profession has emerged in many respects to an increasingly national nature of law practice, and a great number of Florida lawyers are hindered from getting jobs at firms that practice in multiple states because of Florida’s reciprocity restrictions. This consequence alone should result in the immediate institution of reciprocity.• The fear that reciprocity will saturate the market is unfounded. Florida does not offer many of the economic advantages that existed in earlier decades. Many Florida areas are now among the most expensive in the country and offer high crime rates and declining schools. As a result, the number of people leaving Florida in recent years has reached unprecedented heights. As an assistant state attorney, I work with numerous lawyers who would leave Florida if they could, but who are restricted from doing so by archaic reciprocity policy. Furthermore, the majority of these semi-retired lawyers who would be arriving would want to practice part-time in their own practices, so they are no real threat to established lawyers in Florida or young Florida lawyers who are looking for full-time positions as associates.• Allowing reciprocity would benefit Florida’s economy. If a large number of individuals practicing in Florida are semi-retired from other states, that would mean the attraction of affluent residents to Florida, which in turn benefits everyone because Florida is a consumption-based economy.• It is morally wrong to restrict one’s right to choose where to live. No other profession presents such obstacles and restrictions to deny individuals the right to a livelihood where they choose and when they choose. Doing this for no valid reason other than economic protectionism is morally and ethically at odds with the promotion of a free market economy and individual liberty and freedom.It is time to move forward into the 21st century: an era where the practice of law has become national; an era where we have legal research from all areas at our fingertips. It’s time to set aside our selfish and ill-conceived beliefs that somehow we are better remaining separate from the national legal community because we fear competition. Kenneth D. Lewis Orlando __________________ I am a retired Florida lawyer (admitted in 1972) living in Georgia. My “dog in this fight” regarding the issue of reciprocity is my firm belief that the people of Florida would not be well served when out-of-state lawyers retire to Florida and find they are bored and/or need supplemental income and decide to hang out a shingle.Claudios Spears Young Harris, GA ___________________I have been reading with interest the comments in the News of the nay-saying Florida lawyers on the subject of reciprocity.What I have heard no one mention, or maybe I missed it:• What attorney from out of state in his or her right mind would possibly wish to come to Florida, the land of nearly 100,000 and growing attorneys being milled through the incredibly unnecessary number of Florida law schools?• What attorney from out of state in their right mind would want to come to Florida and compete for “chicken scratch” of an income earned by many Florida attorneys?• I submit the overabundance of attorneys already in Florida is what is likely to destroy the livelihoods of Florida attorneys.• One hundred thousand attorneys in Florida is not only a disservice to the public, it is a disservice to our own profession.• Has any Florida attorney who views reciprocity as likely to destroy the livelihood of Florida attorneys considered that with reciprocity, quite possibly, many more Florida lawyers may leave the state to practice law elsewhere than those who would come to Florida from out of state to practice?• Without reciprocity, Florida lawyers are for the most part stuck in Florida.I propose that reciprocity could be a good thing for Florida attorneys.The idea that reciprocity will somehow hurt the practice of law in Florida reeks of a time when people thought the sun and stars revolved around the Earth.David C. Folley Denver __________________I want to agree with my old friend, Charlie Tiffany, that we should let the free market govern legal services. He didn’t explicitly say it, but the gist of his letter in the September 1 News was that reciprocity is the first step toward legal services being controlled by a free market. I like a free market.The next step, obviously, is do away with the bar exam. Then when a lawyer screws up, people will [hopefully] find out and not patronize him any more. He’ll go out of business because, well, he can’t do the job and no one will patronize him. As for screwed clients, well that’s just a consequence of the free market. Maybe the incompetent lawyer will have malpractice insurance (or maybe not because the premiums would be likely to go the way of those for anesthesiologists). Besides, ending the bar exam would end the need for reciprocity and motion — out-of-state lawyers could just sign up for a Florida attorney license.Then, to avoid the monopoly which distresses my friend so, we should do away with licensing. After all, licensing limits the number of people who can engage in a business to those who are licensed. If the free market is to work, everyone should be able to practice law, if they have graduated from law school. The legal monopoly will be all but eliminated.Finally, if we’re really going to make legal services a part of the free market — a truly free market — we need to do away with the law school requirement. Anyone who has watched “Suits” on TV knows that a smart person can practice law without a law school degree. And just think of the competition for consumers needing legal services. Prices would plummet, because anyone with an inclination to be a lawyer could be one, just by describing himself as a lawyer. [Yeah, I know “himself” is politically incorrect, but frankly Scarlett. ..]Next we can start working on the judiciary.M. Ross Shulmister Pompano Beach_____________last_img read more

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Minnesota battle Penn State into overtime, fall 0-1

first_imgMinnesota battle Penn State into overtime, fall 0-1The Gophers faced off against Penn State in a rematch of the 2018 Big Ten Championship.Jasmin KempForward Makenzie Langdok looks to pass the ball up the field at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Gophers defeated North Carolina State 1-0. Julianna LandisSeptember 28, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota continued conference play Friday against Penn State in a rematch of last year’s Big Ten Championship, but unlike that match, the Gophers weren’t able to pull out a win, falling 0-1 at home in overtime.Since having the best record in the Big Ten last year, Penn State’s roster has seen major changes. The Nittany Lions lost five seniors to graduation, including 2018 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year Emily Ogle.  However, most of the production that Penn State lost has been made up by one redshirt freshman, Ally Schlegel, who has generated almost the same percentage of their goals as all the seniors did a year ago combined. Heading into Friday’s game she had seven goals, and stopping her was paramount to the Gophers’ success. While Minnesota held Schlegel and the Nittany Lions to just one shot on goal in the first half, Schlegel was the able to put one past Gophers’ goalie Maddie Nielsen to win the game in overtime.The loss drops Minnesota to 1-8-2, which has been a frustrating start for team that set out with many goals this fall. “We’re not looking at goals that we set in August anymore. … We have one goal right now and that goal is top eight. Our goal is to continue to put the passion, the effort, the work rate where it needs to be to get results so that we can get into the top eight and we can find a postseason,” said co-captain Nikki Albrecht. Despite the loss, Minnesota still had encouraging moments. Gophers’ sophomore Alana Dressely was a central pillar of the defense in the game. She started and played the entirety of regulation. “She’s one of the best individual defenders that we have,” head coach Stefanie Golan said. “She is not afraid to go up against anybody, she was going against some really athletic players and she was holding holding her own there. We’ve been really, really happy with her performance.”  The Gophers also had four corner kicks in the first half, which was an advantage as it allowed the team to come into the final third of the field looking to earn a goal, Golan said. The Gophers came back in the second half ready to work. Forward Patricia Ward had several strong offensive plays and registered the Minnesota’s first shot on goal at the 60 minute mark. Minnesota continued offensive pressure in the second half, registering two more shots courtesy of Makenzie Langdok. With seventeen minutes left on the clock Athena Kuehn had a prime opportunity at the Nittany Lions’ net off a corner kick but it missed out the right side by inches.  Despite their dominance in the final minutes, Minnesota needed extra time to solve this one against Penn State. After chances from Minnesota, Penn State was able to regain an offensive position on the field and Nielsen was unable to contain a shot on goal, as Schlegel rushed in and managed to get the ball past her to end the game. “I definitely think the defensive end was fantastic for the full ninety minutes… and were very focused on keeping a compact shape so that the outside midfielders could just help get back and help delay with pressure,” said Albrecht. Albrecht also spoke on how being able to come back and speak with the team’s sports psychologist helped them re-focus their goals as a team to improving their rank in the Big Ten.Golan echoed the sentiment and said it’s difficult to have a season where you are playing well but results don’t fall your way. “This team I love them so much and my heart bleeds for them every time that we’re in this position after a game,” Golan said. “Penn State is favored to win the conference and we were right there and we put ourselves in positions to win, and it’s heartbreaking to not get the result.” The Gophers will be back at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday, playing against the Ohio State Buckeyes at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: Avian flu in Bhutan, anthrax cases in Serbia, E coli from livestock, counterterrorism bureau

first_imgJan 6, 2012Avian flu strikes backyard farm in BhutanOfficials in Bhutan have culled 395 chickens and destroyed 447 eggs after an avian flu outbreak in Tsimasham in Chukha district, according to a story today from Bhutan’s Kuensel Online news site. On Dec 30 and 31, 87 birds died on a backyard farm, and authorities culled birds on that and nearby farms Jan 4 and 5 after Bhutan’s national center for animal health confirmed avian flu. The story, which said local officials were awaiting official confirmation from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), did not specify the strain of avian flu. Bhutan’s last H5N1 avian flu outbreak was in the same district in March 2010, according to OIE data.In related news, Hong Kong has confirmed that the avian flu strain that killed two black-headed gulls Dec 30 and Jan 2 was H5N1. Earlier this week, Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department reported that preliminary tests revealed an H5 virus but did not specify the exact subtype. Today the government confirmed H5N1 in the wild birds, found in Tuen Mun and Lantau.Jan 6 Hong Kong government press releaseReport details 3 probable cases of cutaneous anthrax in SerbiaLast June three Serbian farm workers likely contracted cutaneous anthrax, according to a report in yesterday’s Eurosurveillance. The workers had contact with a dead heifer that was confirmed infected with Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax. The three men’s illnesses were classified as probable anthrax cases on the basis of epidemiologic and clinical data; no diagnostic lab work was done. They developed painless, pruritic papulae on their hands within 1 to 2 days of touching the dead heifer, which is within the incubation period for anthrax. The papulae enlarged and formed 2-cm edematous ulcers with typical black central crusts. The men were treated with antibiotics for 15 days at home and recovered fully, according to the report. The authors say B anthracis spores may have been on grass and hay fed to cattle from pastures that had high groundwater levels after heavy rains.Jan 5 Eurosurveill reportE coli in North Carolina outbreak may have come from livestock at fairPeople who contracted Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in North Carolina last October were likely exposed to the disease by farm animals at the state fair, according to a wrap-up report today by health officials from North Carolina and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The team, which published its results in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), matched 25 cases (median age, 25) with controls. Eight of the patients required hospitalization, and four developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious kidney complication. The only exposure associated with the illness was visiting livestock houses at the fair (matched odds ratio: 5.6; 95% confidence interval, 1.6-19.2). The authors said a task force is looking at enhancing disease-prevention measures at the fair.Jan 6 MMWR reportUS State Department unveils Bureau of CounterterrorismThe US State Department this week announced it had established a Bureau of Counterterrorism, a move promised by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in September. The bureau replaces the department’s Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, according to a State Department fact sheet. This development fulfills one of the recommendations of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review conducted in December 2010. The fact sheet did not specify whether the move means more staffing or a larger budget. However, in a briefing to announce the new bureau, Coordinator for Counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin said, “The establishment of the bureau in many ways is a confirmation or ratification of the things that we have been doing increasingly in recent years. So the fundamental tasks remain the same, but what we have now is an infrastructure to continue doing them more effectively and building on those successes in the future.”Jan 4 State Department fact sheetJan 4 State Department briefing transcriptlast_img read more

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Power Stop LLC Announces Griff Jordan As Executive Vice President

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  Power Stop LLC, a provider of performance braking solutions, has appointed Griff Jordan to the newly created position of executive vice president.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementJordan brings more than 30 years of aftermarket and OE brake experience to Power Stop. He has served in key leadership positions at Honeywell International Inc.’s Bendix brand including engineering, product management, sales and marketing and new product launches.“Griff’s broad experience in the friction business will be a big asset for Power Stop and its customers,” said Arvin Scott, CEO of Power Stop LLC. “We welcome Griff to the Power Stop team. Griff will report to me and work closely with me in all aspects of the Power Stop business.”“As a competitor for many years, I have witnessed the rapid growth and success Power Stop has enjoyed in the North American aftermarket,” said Jordan. “I look forward to helping the team develop innovative, cost-effective performance brake upgrade solutions for the daily driver and the auto enthusiast.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

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Vroon’s ‘VOS Famous’ launched in China

first_img[mappress]Press Release, September 18, 2014 Vroon Offshore has informed that, on Wednesday 10 September, Vroon’s newbuilding ERRV, VOS Famous, was launched in China.This 50‑m ERRV (emergency response and rescue vessel) is currently under construction at Nanjing East Star Shipyard.VOS Famous is the fourth in a ten-vessel newbuilding programme, with six 50-m ERRVs being built at Nanjing and four 60-m vessels under construction at Fujian Southeast Shipyard, also in China. All these vessels have a revolutionary, wave-piercing bow shape that has been specially designed for Vroon.The first vessel, VOS Fabulous, is already operating out of Aberdeen for Vroon Offshore Services.VOS Famous is scheduled for delivery to the company at the end of the year and will be operational in the North Sea next spring.last_img read more

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Design Plans Released for Kennedy Point Marina

first_imgKennedy Point Boatharbour Limited has released preliminary conceptual design plans for an approximately 200-berth marina proposed to be built at Kennedy Point in Putiki Bay, on the south-west side of Waiheke Island.A New Zealand marina developer Tony Mair and an expert team of specialist consultants are conferring with interested parties on the concept designs and preparing an application for resource consent.“The plans have been developed to minimize the impact to the proposed site and to offer benefits to the Waiheke Boating community,” Mair said.The marina will be located adjacent to the existing rock breakwater, which currently protects commercial vehicular ferries. The site has already been modified with marine structures and commercial developments.All materials for the project – including the rock for the breakwaters, the floating marina piers and piles, and concrete car park pontoons – will be brought in by barge to minimize noise and local disruptions.The marina office, storage, visitor facilities and proposed clubrooms will also be floating, a technique that has already been successfully utilized at sites such as Orakei Marina in Okahu Bay.[mappress mapid=”22439″]last_img read more

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Antwerp adds reps

first_imgThis brings the number of port representatives to 12, reinforcing Antwerp’s presence in its core hinterland and important overseas growth regions.In India, Dutt joins Raj Khalid, so that Antwerp now has two representatives in Mumbai.In China, Feng joins Jan van der Borght who has represented the Port of Antwerp in the country for many years.Hubenak is the port’s new representative for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.    Malini Dutt, Martin Hubenak and Robert Fengwww.portofantwerp.comlast_img read more

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