Lawrence Gilliard Jr. to Star in David Mamet’s The Penitent

first_img Related Shows David Mamet’s latest play now has a name! The Walking Dead’s Lawrence Gilliard Jr. and more have been tapped for the world premiere of the playwright’s The Penitent off-Broadway. Directed by Neil Pepe, the previously reported (but untitled) production will play a limited engagement, February 8, 2017 through March 19. Opening night is set for February 27 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater.Along with Gilliard Jr. as The Attorney, The Penitent will feature Chris Bauer (True Blood) as Charles, Jordan Lage (Glengarry Glen Ross) as Richard and Rebecca Pidgeon (The Old Neighborhood) as Kath.A renowned psychiatrist (Bauer) is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics and faith are thrown into question.The Penitent will feature scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Laura Bauer and lighting design by Don Holder. ‘The Penitent’ The Penitentcenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017last_img read more


Weekly unemployment claims increase slightly

first_imgThere were 970 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 81 from the week before. Altogether 10,364 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 1,156 from a week ago and 2,137 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 1,999 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 9 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 846 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 12 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)  Vermont’s unemployment rate continued to fall. The March 2011 rate was 5.4 percent. See story HERE.last_img read more


Let’s Meet: Holding virtual and postponed annual meetings

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Back in late March we blogged about NCUA Letter to Federal Credit Unions 20-FCU-02, which provided an option for FCUs to hold their annual meetings virtually, and reminded FCUs of the option to postpone their annual meetings to a later date in the 2020 calendar year. In today’s blog, I’ll take a deeper dive into some related questions that NAFCU’s compliance team has received about annual meetings recently. State-chartered credit unions will want to look to their applicable state laws for any guidance on postponing meetings or holding them virtually.When can FCUs hold a virtual annual meeting or delay its annual meeting?As detailed in the blog linked above, NCUA issued a letter to federal credit unions on March 20, 2020, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and President Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency. In the letter, NCUA provided a bylaw amendment that FCUs could adopt immediately by a 2/3 vote of their board, which would allow for them to hold their annual meetings virtually rather than in-person. A footnote in the letter clarified that holding a meeting virtually includes “webcasts, teleconferences, virtual meeting rooms or similar means that permit members to listen, vote as necessary, and participate.”Importantly, this does not appear to be a mere temporary change to address COVID-19; rather, it appears to be a permanent bylaw amendment that FCUs will be able to use in the event of future emergencies or disasters, provided it is properly adopted by the board. However – as noted in the text of the amendment – a declaration of emergency or disaster is required to trigger the virtual meeting option, meaning that this bylaw amendment will not permit FCUs to have a virtual annual meeting in future years if no such declarations are in effect. continue reading »last_img read more


Rep. Brindisi stumps for more funding for local law enforcement

first_img(WBNG/WKTV) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi was in Utica, N.Y. Monday to push for an increase in federal funding for local law enforcement through the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant. In 2020, $350 million was designated to 596 agencies to hire more than 27,000 police officers and Brindisi is now pushing to double that amount to distribute to departments for recruitment, hiring, and training. “I wanted to come out with the now because we have a lot of work over the next few weeks,” Congressman Brindisi said. “Building support from both sides of the aisle, to really help implement this plan.”center_img Brindisi also said he plans to add an amendment to the upcoming House Continuing Resolution Bill, which includes increasing COPS program funding.last_img read more


Governor Wolf Asks House to Send Him Bipartisan Senate Domestic Violence Bills

first_img April 06, 2018 National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today is asking State House leaders and committee chairs, upon their return to the Capitol next week, to swiftly send him a package of domestic violence reform bills passed overwhelmingly in the Pennsylvania State Senate, including Senate Bill 501, which would fix an arcane law that allows domestic abusers keep access to guns.“The bills passed by the Senate are important steps toward providing additional protections for victims of domestic violence,” said Governor Wolf. “Most importantly, we must ensure that domestic abusers do not have access to firearms. Our laws have must be adequately strengthened to address domestic violence. I applaud the bipartisan work of the Senate to pass these reforms, including many which were supported unanimously.“Domestic abusers are known to use firearms to claim the lives of their victims and others. The House should act on these bipartisan, commonsense pieces of legislation so I can sign them into law. We must protect victims – spouses and children – of domestic violence and attempt to prevent domestic abusers from escalating their violence in everyday places that result in greater violence. The State House should not wait one unnecessary minute to act on this bipartisan, commonsense legislative package to protect victims and reduce violence, so I can sign them into law.”According to recent research, from 2009 to 2016 in the U.S., there were 156 mass shootings—incidents in which four or more people were shot and killed, not including the shooter. These incidents resulted in 1,187 victims shot: 848 people were shot and killed, and 339 people were shot and injured. The majority of mass shootings—54 percent of cases—were related to domestic or family violence.The Senate’s domestic violence legislation backed by Governor Wolf includes:Senate Bill 501 (Killion) requires that a defendant relinquish all firearms, other weapons and ammunition upon entry of a Final PFA order and strengthens protections for the timeframe and safekeeping of firearms owned by a domestic abuserSenate Bill 313 (Boscola) allows a domestic violence victim to opt out of a shared phone plan with the abuser with no penalty.Senate Bill 500 (Vulakovich) provides for a law enforcement official to accompany a victim to his or her residence before or during the service of a PFA order.Senate Bill 502 (McGarrigle) allows judges to extend the terms of a PFA order or create an entirely new one if the order is set to expire or has expired while a defendant is incarcerated. The victim would not be required to show that the defendant engaged in a new act of domestic violence that indicates a continued risk of harm.Senate Bill 919 (Haywood, co-sponsored by Sens. Bartolotta and Schwank) allows a resident of a county housing authority to request relocation if they or someone affiliated with them has experienced domestic or sexual violence. The resident must certify their status as a victim of domestic violence. Governor Wolf Asks House to Send Him Bipartisan Senate Domestic Violence Billscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


Young family secure coveted address, just in time for Christmas

first_imgInside 18 Davidson Tce, Teneriffe.“To see it sell at this price so close to Christmas is a big indicator that buyers will spare no expense to secure a home in Teneriffe.”The house sits on an elevated 608sq m block with two street frontage, in-ground swimming pool, paved terrace and large balcony. The spectacular view from 18 Davidson Tce, Teneriffe.Marketing agent Kay Spencer of Ray White, Ascot said the three bedroom, two bathroom, double parking space house at 18 Davidson Tce, is a stand out sale in the coveted inner-city suburb. 18 Davidson Tce, Teneriffe.A renovated two-level home in the sought after suburb of Teneriffe has sold under the hammer for $2,325,000 just days before Christmas. The in-ground swimming pool at 18 Davidson Tce, Teneriffe.Ms Spencer said the new owners, a young family, were planning on making further renovations.“They see it as a fabulous family-style home,” she said.“They want to renovate and make it the ideal home for their kids to grow up in.” Inside 18 Davidson Tce, Teneriffe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“The area is really forging ahead as Brisbane’s most desired suburb to live in,” she said.“It is full of exceptional addresses.” Ms Spencer said it was a positive turn-out at the auction on Wednesday night.“We had a crowd of well over 50, with four registered bidders,” she said.“That’s a great result, considering the time of year.”Ms Spencer said it was a competitive auction, with the opening bid starting at $1.7 million and moving fast until the final offer of $2,325,000.last_img read more


Oil dispersing after huge offshore spill on Husky’s field

first_imgFollowing an oil spill on the White Rose field off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Husky Energy has informed that no additional oil has been detected at the sea surface and that the oil is dispersing. SeaRose FPSO; Photo by: Berardo62; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseAs previously reported, Husky Energy had shut-in oil production at the White Rose field on Thursday, November 15 due to operational safety concerns resulting from severe weather, which was one of the worst the region has seen offshore since the Ocean Ranger disaster in 1982.A spill occurred on Friday, November 16 when Husky tried to restart production. The SeaRose FPSO experienced a loss of pressure from a subsea flowline to the South White Rose Drill Center, which is located in the White Rose field, approximately 350 km southeast from St. John’s.Initial estimates from Husky were that 250 cubic meters (250,000 liters) of oil were released to the environment. According to CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster, the incident is believed to be the largest oil spill in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history.In a statement on Monday, Husky confirmed that operations remained suspended at the SeaRose FPSO vessel with all production wells secured.Husky has deployed a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to inspect the flowlines and confirm the source of the leak. Since the original spill, no additional oil has been detected at surface, the company said. Observation flights and sea vessel sweeps conducted over the weekend are tracking the original spill and indicate the oil is dispersing.“Husky, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board and Canadian Coast Guard authorities continue to monitor the oil and impact on wildlife. A wildlife rehabilitation center has been activated. Five oiled sea birds are confirmed,” Husky added in the statement.Production from the SeaRose remains shut in. Before the shut-in, production was approximately 20,000 barrels of oil per day (Husky working interest, before royalties).Canadian offshore regulator, C-NLOPB, previously said Husky’s production and drilling operations at the field would remain shut for the foreseeable future.This is the second incident related to Husky’s SeaRose in less than two years. The previous one involved a near miss of an iceberg with the SeaRose FPSO in March 2017.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more


Bill English talks abortion, porn and gay marriage

first_imgNewsHub 7 July 2017The Prime Minister’s doubled down on many of his moral positions when it comes to issues ranging from the accessibility of pornography to why he doesn’t agree with any form of euthanasia.Bill English was the marquee guest at conservative group Family First’s annual “Forum on the Family” on Friday, which was attended by around 300 people. Mr English is a staunch Catholic and often received widespread applause from the conservative attendees.He gave his views on a lot of hot topics at the forum.Abortion – against the practice but isn’t seeking a change in the law.He says he accepts the majority of New Zealanders aren’t on side with his views on abortion. Mr English has previously told Newshub he is “opposed to abortion on principal”.Currently, women can only get an abortion if two consultants approve it, which doesn’t always happen. When pushed on his views today, he told Family First Director Bob McCoskrie most laws generally reflected the public position on an issue.“Most people have a different view than I do about abortion. That’s not just reflected in the law, but sort of the practice of it”.He added that in the foreseeable future, a change in legislation isn’t on the cards.“In the meantime, the law is how it is and we’re not proposing to change it”.Euthanasia – opposes any form of euthanasia.Mr English says there are no safeguards that could be proposed to change his views on euthanasia, saying “I don’t think you could make them adequate”.The reaffirmation of the Prime Minister’s position comes as parliament is set to debate ACT leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill which has been drawn from the ballot. But unlike most legislation, the Bill will be a conscious vote so MPs will make their own minds up on the matter.Mr English says there are various reasons why he doesn’t support a law change.“The first one is simply protection of the vulnerable; we have a law that says you can’t kill. What it actually means – because the law doesn’t stop people doing it – you are subject to that being scrutinised around intent. To cross that line gets you into all sorts of challenging situations”.He also believes that the role of a friend or a family member is to remind people about the value of their life “which is not about how they feel, it’s how the rest of us feel and the objective value of it”.Gay marriage – doesn’t oppose but personal definition still “one man, one woman”Mr English voted against the Civil Union Bill in 2004 as well as the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill in 2013. But when he became Prime Minister he made a complete U-turn saying he’d probably vote differently now.When pressed on the matter by the conservative Mr McCoskrie, Mr English stuck to his guns.“Yeah I said that and I meant it,” adding that he doesn’t believe any gay marriage has an impact on his or anyone else’s relationship.But, when asked if his own personal definition for the word marriage was between “one man and one woman” his views were unclear.“Well that’s my definition of it”.He went on to discuss how he was married in the Catholic Church, and his views reflected those Catholic beliefs.Pornography – has no interest or tolerance in porn whatsoeverMr McCroskie pressed Mr English around his thoughts on porn, right after the audience listened to an hour-long presentation on the matter. Family First has long campaigned for an expert panel to investigate the damage it’s causing to young minds.Bur Mr English claimed it’s a challenging issue to police, saying you couldn’t just “ban it”.He then told the audience it’s not necessarily an issue for the Government to sort out.“If you’re looking to the Government to be the arbiter of morality, you are going to be constantly, consistently disappointed.“What drives in my view constructive social behaviour is our families, our iwi, our churches, our communities”.http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/07/bill-english-talks-abortion-porn-and-gay-marriage.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more


Costa out for three months

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Diego Costa is facing three months out after Atletico Madrid confirmed the striker underwent surgery on a cervical disc.Costa felt discomfort in his neck last week in training and the club decided the injury required surgery.“Diego Costa underwent surgery on his cervical disc herniation in Madrid on Thursday,” Atletico confirmed in a statement.“According to the information provided by the club’s medical services, the operation has gone as planned.”Costa is expected to be out for around three months, meaning he will miss Atletico’s La Liga game against Barcelona on December 1.He is also unlikely to play in either of their last two Champions League group games against Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow but could return in time for the round of 16 matches at the end of February. Tags: Atletico MadridDiego CostaLa Ligalast_img read more


Magical Maarek strikes York gold

first_imgMaarek gave weight and a beating to some talented sprinters as he got off the mark for the year in the Duke of York Clipper Logistic Stakes. Ryan was understandably proud of the runner-up and he too is bound for the Royal meeting in Berkshire next month. “That was a fantastic run. It was lovely to see him take a lead and he came there very easily. It was the first time Richard (Hughes) has sat on him and he said he’s quick enough for five furlongs. I just think on better ground today he would probably have won,” said the trainer. “He’s an unbelievable horse and he carried a Group One penalty there. I hope I have one next year that will be carrying a Group One penalty! As we’ve got Hot Streak for the five-furlong race (King’s Stand) at Ascot, he’ll probably run in the six-furlong race (Diamond Jubilee).” Es Que Love ran with plenty of credit in third after a gap failed to materialise at a crucial stage, with Mass Rally right on his heels in fourth. Winning jockey Declan McDonogh said: “He travelled so well. Last year he didn’t travel at all in his races, but he seems a lot sweeter this year. He’s hitting the gates better and travelling with me. He’s in a good place at the moment. “We’re nearly getting to the front too early and he does nothing when he gets there, but he’s a class horse. He’s getting a bit of age on him now and we’re striking up a good partnership. “He’s a Group One winner and he’s been very good to me. I didn’t think it was in any doubt today. Five or six furlongs doesn’t matter, as long as he gets a lead.” McCutcheon said: “I’m a very lucky person to have a horse like him. To be in this position is unreal. He got a fraction stronger over the winter and because he’s a year older, it just took that bit longer to get him fit. He’s always been an idle horse. “He’s now back in the swing of things finally. The first day the ground was very testing and he wasn’t fit enough. He then ran a cracker at Naas when he gave 14lb to a very good horse, but he still gave a heave. “He has a habit of being very slowly away. So we asked to go into the stalls late today and he still had a little dance, but not too bad. “He’ll go to Royal Ascot if there’s an ease in the ground. He’s in both races (King’s Stand and Diamond Jubilee) and he’s very effective over both distances. There would be a possibility of running in both, but it would be very ground dependent.” The seven-year-old was carrying a 5lb Group One penalty for winning last year’s Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp when trained by Barry Lalor, whose former assistant Evanna McCutcheon now trains the gelding in her own right. Sent off at 12-1 having built on a slightly disappointing comeback run at Cork when runner-up at Naas a fortnight ago, Maarek travelled powerfully on the far side of the track and moved towards the front end two furlongs down. Kevin Ryan’s Middle Park winner Astaire – the only three-year-old in the field – proved the main threat to the Irish raider in the closing stages, but Maarek won the battle by half a length. Press Associationlast_img read more