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Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Amber Riley & Jenna Ushkowitz Set for Hair

first_img Prior to singing about snowmen in Frozen, Bell appeared on Broadway in The Crucible and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as well as off-Broadway’s Reefer Madness. Her additional screen credits include Veronica Mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Parrish, who starred in the TV series Weeds, made his Broadway debut as Melchior in Spring Awakening, and went on to star in the revival of Godspell. In addition to Glee, Riley (who recently won Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars) and Ushkowitz have appeared on the New York stage in Cotton Club Parade and Spring Awakening, respectively. The age of Aquarius is dawning this summer at the Hollywood Bowl’s 2014 Summer Series with an all-star cast! The previously announced production of Hair will be led by Frozen star Kristen Bell as Sheila and Hunter Parrish as Claude, with Glee’s Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz as Dionne and Jeanie, respectively. Joining them will be Beverly D’Angelo as Mom. Further casting will be announced at a later date. The Adam Shankman-helmed production will run August 1 through August 3. View Commentscenter_img Hair follows a group of free-spirited youths who passionately preach a lifestyle of peace, love, freedom and happiness in a society that they see suffering from intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. The musical features such memorable numbers as “Let the Sun Shine In,” Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine.”last_img read more

Maduro’s Crimes Against Venezuelans Continue

first_imgBy Noelani Kirschner / ShareAmerica February 24, 2020 Nicolás Maduro’s corruption and support for violence both inside and outside of Venezuela carries on a year after he subverted the nation’s democracy by assuming an illegitimate second term as president.“Maduro has engaged in activities that have now caused millions of people to have to flee Venezuela,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Over 21 percent of Venezuelans are undernourished, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report.On January 15, pro-Maduro thugs attacked cars carrying National Assembly members to their weekly parliamentary session at the Federal Legislative Palace in Caracas. They fired on the cars, shattering their windows, and battered them with crowbars. Rather than reprimand these actions, Diosdado Cabello, a captain in Maduro’s armed forces, publicly praised them.This happened a week after Maduro’s guards physically prevented Interim President Juan Guaidó and opposition leaders from entering the National Assembly building to hold a parliamentary election.Maduro lets terrorist organizations run rampant in the countryUnder Maduro’s watch, Iranian terrorist groups have cells in Venezuela, which then bleed into neighboring countries. “Hezbollah has tentacles all over South America,” Pompeo said in January in Jamaica. “FARC and the ELN take refuge today in Venezuela.” The FARC, also known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and the ELN, the National Liberation Army, are guerrilla organizations that kidnap and kill innocent civilians.Maduro congratulates special police force for extrajudicial killingsUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s update to the U.N. Human Rights Council on December 18 detailed how extrajudicial police killings destroy lives in Venezuela and called for the irregular security forces to be disbanded.Maduro’s response? Two days later, he held a press conference to congratulate the forces that have carried out the killings and promised to strengthen their presence throughout the country.Maduro’s gold mines continue to damage indigenous populationVenezuela’s gold mines — including those owned by Maduro himself — uproot and devastate indigenous people whose land is taken by mining companies. At the World Economic Forum, Guaidó called for more sanctions on the Maduro regime to control gold mining, calling the enterprise “blood gold” and asking the international community to protect Venezuela’s indigenous population.Maduro detains National Assembly members in torture facilitiesMaduro also quietly jails and tortures legislators. National Assembly member Gilber Caro has been missing since December; his lawyer recently discovered that Caro is being held in state custody.Similarly, Ismael León went missing on January 21 after the National Assembly’s session. His lawyer later found out that León was being held at The Helicoide, an infamous prison and torture facility. He is now under house arrest.last_img read more

Criminal Law Section gets crash course in international law

first_imgCriminal Law Section gets crash course in international law December 15, 2003 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Criminal Law Section gets crash course in international law Associate Editor There he was right before their eyes, Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugloslav strongman defending himself against charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in the Balkans, cross-examining a nervous-looking witness.Behind bullet-proof glass, in the gallery of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, sat awestruck Melanie Hines, chair of The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, and other lawyers from Florida, on a whirlwind educational trip to The Hague, organized by the International Criminal Law Network.Earlier that day, the group was briefed on the importance of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia by the No. 2 man in charge: Deputy Prosecutor Graham Blewitt.Later that night, joining the group at a dinner at the Kurhaus, were Milosevic’s former court-appointed lawyer, called an amicus, and his current defense lawyer.“I hate to call anything the highlight of the trip,” Hines said, “but from a criminal lawyer’s standpoint, it was the trifecta!”Anna Palmer, a staff attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit who had submitted her application to work at ICTY, agreed it was one of the high points of a memorable visit.“Watching Milosevic on trial was watching history happen,” Palmer said. “I switched my translation headphones so I could listen to everything in English, and then I would switch back to his language.“His style wasn’t particularly remarkable,” she said of Milosevic, who obtained a law degree from the University of Belgrade in 1964 and is revered by some for his political aim of creating an ethnically pure Serbian state and called “the Butcher of the Balkans” by others. Prosecutors blame Milosevic for about 7,500 Muslims thought to have been killed in a single week at the end of the 1992-95 Bosnian war.“We thought he’d be fanatical and out of control,” Palmer continued. “On this particular occasion, he was very determined and very methodical. My primary observation was the witness appeared nervous. But you would expect that after all the witness had gone through.”In less than a week in October, the Florida lawyers, joined by other lawyers from far-flung places like Oman, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Curacao, attended lectures at not only the ICTY, but the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, Europol, Eurojust, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, and the International Criminal Court. Also included were tours of the Peace Palace and the Hall of Knights, visits to Rijksmuseum, the van Gogh museum, and Anne Frank’s house.One wonderful evening at sunset was spent aboard a chartered boat ride cruising for two hours through the network of canals of Amsterdam, with a catered dinner.“It was wonderful, absolutely beautiful!” Palmer said.On her own, Hines also attended a conference on the International Cooperation on Transnational Crime, where they divided into groups and worked as players in a case study where leaders of the Al-Qaida network are suspected to be in Europe. In the end, participants learned how national jurisdictions and international organizations interact.“The study of international legal issues and the institutions established to administer international justice have profound implications in many facets of our world today: from revolving legal disputes arising between international business interests when war breaks out in a region to capturing and punishing terrorists,” said Hines, Florida’s former statewide prosecutor.“Organized criminal activity transcends global boundaries now more than ever before, with computers, electronic money transmitters, global positioning systems and the like, used to commit crimes and avoid detection. Understanding the various international legal systems is critical to an understanding of the possible solutions to immediate problems.”Hines said what she learned on the trip was much more than an intellectual exercise that earned her 12 CLE credits, but has profound implications in today’s shrinking globalized world.“We learned a great deal that we might be called upon to utilize in the representation of crime victims, criminal defendants, international business interests, and governmental entities. We met some of the lawyers and judges who tackle these global issues every day and are making history in doing so. It was an expanding experience.”The experience continues.The Criminal Law Section will be continuing the dialogue about international criminal law issues at its International Criminal Law CLE seminar scheduled for March 12 in Miami.Some of the topics will be the detentions at Guantanamo and legal representation of the detainees, and immigration issues associated with allegations of international terrorism.And if there is sufficient interest, Hines said she is ready to round up another group to visit The Hague.last_img read more

Social media could be ‘financial achilles’ heel’ for millennials

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Millennials today are positioning themselves to be in better financial shape than their older counterparts, according to an Allianz Life survey released Tuesday.At the same time, the siren call of social media could undermine their best intentions, the study found.As evidence of what Allianz Life called “millennials’ financial Achilles’ heel,” 55% said they had experienced a fear of missing out (FOMO), and 57% reported unplanned spending because of something they had seen on their social media feeds.Eighty-eight percent of millennial respondents also agreed that social media reinforced a tendency to compare one’s wealth/lifestyle with that of others, compared with 71% of Gen Xers and 54% of boomers who believed this.last_img read more

Australia borders to stay shut as COVID-19 daily deaths reach record

first_imgAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said internal border closures were unlikely to lift before Christmas, as the country on Monday reported a record single day rise in COVID-19 deaths.There was, however, some evidence that drastic lockdown measures in the city of Melbourne were having an effect, with daily new infections in the state of Victoria slowing to a near two week low.”I am more hopeful of that today than I was in the course of the past week,” Morrison told reporters in Canberra, as he called on state leaders to cooperate to allow stranded residents to return home. Topics : Australia’s federal political system has led to its eight states and territories taking different measures in response to the crisis, resulting in several internal border closures.Victoria state, which is home to Melbourne, the country’s second biggest city and the epicentre of its second coronavirus wave, reported 19 people had died from the virus over the past 24 hours. With some other states still to report daily new case and death numbers, that already marks the country’s biggest single day rise in fatalities.However, Victoria officials also reported 322 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest single day rise in new infections since July 29.Melbourne, home to nearly 5 million people, has been in lockdown since early July, with people largely confined to their homes and business shuttered.center_img State Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday he understood frustrations but declined to put an end date on the lockdown.”If I could paint you a picture that had any kind of reliability for next week, let alone five weeks away, then, of course, I would,” Andrews said during a televised media conference.With around 21,000 COVID-19 cases and 314 deaths, Australia has still recorded fewer infections and fatalities than many other developed nations.It was considered a global leader early in the pandemic, when it was swift to close its international border, impose social distancing restrictions and implement mass virus testing.But as the country began to reopen, community transmissions rose significantly in Victoria, where triple digit daily new cases have now been recorded for weeks.Authorities worry the spike in cases in Victoria has already spread to other states despite borders border closures.Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, reported 14 new cases, and no deaths, on Monday. Twelve cases were linked to known clusters while another was a person in hotel quarantine after returning from overseas, leaving one case with no known links.last_img read more

Summit, Mitsubishi ink MoU for Bangladesh’s $3 bln LNG-to-power project

first_imgSummit Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation to develop a $3 billion LNG-to-power project at Matarbari, Moheskhali area in Bangladesh.Under the MoU, the parties agreed to develop an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) onshore receiving terminal with a regasification capacity of up to 1,500 million cubic feet per day.The project will also include two gas turbine combined cycle power projects totaling 2,400 MWh production capacity, relevant high voltage transmission lines and the import of LNG.Muhammed Aziz Khan, chairman of Summit Power International, Summit Corporation’s parent company and the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh, said, “This MOU will help SPI support Bangladesh’s fast-growing energy, power and technology needs.”He added that the two groups are well-positioned to benefit from opportunities arising from the Bangladesh government’s move to raise LNG imports to meet the country’s domestic natural gas shortfall and expand the country’s power generation capacity.The country has turned to importing LNG in order to keep the existing gas-dependent infrastructure to remain viable.last_img read more

CAF appoints Abdelmounaïm Bah as Acting General Secretary

first_img Loading… Bah assumes office immediately till the next meeting of the CAF Executive Committee. Read Also:Breaking: More crisis hits CAF as general secretary resigns Meanwhile, he will continue to serve as Commercial director, a position he has occupied since June 2018. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 At the request of the President, the Emergency Committee proceeded today with the unanimous appointment of Bah to the post of General Secretary of the organization, after accepting the resignation of Mouad Hajji, who stepped down from the position yesterday. The members have full confidence in Bah who has exhibited good qualities since joining CAF, particularly during the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The World9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Following discussions by the CAF Emergency Committee on Tuesday March 3, 2020, Commercial Director, Abdelmounaïm Bah, has been unanimously appointed Acting General Secretary.last_img read more

Bonnie R. Knecht, 84, Brookville

first_imgBonnie R. Knecht, age 84, of Brookville, Indiana died Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana, following an extended illness.Born March 27, 1933 in Independence, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Thomas & Leta (Morehouse) Ford. On February 14, 1953 she became the wife of Robert G. Knecht, and he preceded her in death on May 12, 1986.Bonnie was a homemaker, and had also babysat for area children. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville; 50 year member of the Daughters of Isabella St. Catherine Circle; and the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She along with her late husband were also instrumental in starting the Blood Drives in Franklin County many years ago. In her leisure time she enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, traveling, and playing bingo. Survivors include five children and their spouses, Denise (Ken) Handley of Brookville, Indiana, Deborah (Terry) Tolson of West Palm Beach, Florida, Thomas (Debbie) Knecht of Crestwood, Kentucky, Bobbi (Eric) Princell of Harrison, Ohio, Timothy (Linda Gaston) Knecht of Whitcomb, Indiana; 8 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Rosalyn Urban of Henderson, Nevada and Karen Hitchcock of Chula Vista, California.In addition to her parents and husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Swinton, and four brothers, Howard, Jim, Don, and Allen Ford.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville; where the Daughters of Isabella will lead the Holy Rosary at 7:30 P.M..The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 10:30 A.M., at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 East St. Michaels Blvd., Brookville. Burial will then follow in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael Catholic Church, Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Knecht family, to sign the online guest book please visit .last_img read more

Novak Djokovic Overpowers David Goffin to Reach Japan Open Final

first_imgTOKYO: Novak Djokovic continued his dominant run at the Japan Open, overpowering third-seeded David Goffin in straight sets on Saturday to reach his fifth final this season. Competing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Novak Djokovic beat Goffin 6-3, 6-4 to set up a final with Australian qualifier John Millman who beat Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (4). Attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time, the top-ranked Novak Djokovic has not dropped a set in his four singles matches at Ariake Colosseum.After controlling the first set, Novak Djokovic broke Goffin in the first game of the second with a perfectly-placed volley at the net. Down 15-40 in the second game, he fought back to hold serve and never looked back. Goffin was the only former champion in the draw. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in the 2016 final before defeating Adrian Mannarino for the title in 2017.Novak Djokovic retired with a left-shoulder injury during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka at the U.S. Open but has shown no lingering effects in Tokyo.The 32-year-old Serb is making a push to finish as year-end No. 1 for the sixth time, which would tie the mark held by Pete Sampras. (IANS)Also Read: Novak Djokovic Advances to quarter-final At Japan OpenAlso Watch:Durga Puja 2019 : Theme of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ at a Durga Puja Pandal in Bongaigaonlast_img read more