View Comments Related Shows The Ferryman Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, which received nine 2019 Tony Award nominations including Best Play, is planning a national tour for the 2020-21 season. Directed by Tony nominee Sam Mendes, the drama won 2018 Olivier Awards for Best New Play and Best Direction. The Ferryman is currently playing at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.In a statement, the show’s producers Sonia Friedman and Caro Newling confirmed that discussions are underway for engagements in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Hartford, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Francisco, Schenectady, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto and Washington. Additional markets, as well as casting and creative teams, for the touring production will be announced at a later date.The Ferryman is set in rural Northern Ireland in 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.The Broadway cast of The Ferryman includes Brian d’Arcy James as Quinn Carney, Holley Fain as Caitlin Carney, Emily Bergl as Mary Carney, Tony nominee Fionnula Flanagan as Aunt Maggie Far Away, Fred Applegate as Uncle Patrick Carney, Ralph Brown as Muldoon, Sean Delaney as Michael Carney, Jack DiFalco as Shane Corcoran, Ethan Dubin as Oisin Carney, Shuler Hensley as Tom Kettle, Terence Keeley as Diarmaid Corcoran, Collin Kelly-Sordelet as James Joseph (JJ) Carney, Ann McDonough as Aunt Patricia Carney, Julia Nightingale as Shena Carney, Graham Winton as Frank Magennis, Charles Dale as Father Horrigan, Matilda Lawler as Honor Carney, Michael Quinton McArthur as Declan Corcoran, Willow McCarthy as Mercy Carney, Brooklyn Shuck as Nunu (Nuala) Carney and Glenn Speers as Lawrence Malone; with Glynis Bell, Peter Bradbury, Will Coombs, Gina Costigan, Carly Gold, Holly Gould, Trevor Harrison Braun, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osborne and four babies who rotate in the role of Bobby Carney. Original Broadway production of ‘The Ferryman'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on July 7, 2019
October 15, 2013 Letters October 15, 2013 Letters Letters Bradley Manning Surely David Petrano’s letter, allegedly in support of the actions of Bradley Manning, was tongue-in-cheek.Mr. Manning violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice by endangering the lives of thousands of other members of the active armed forces. His actions were treasonous. To compare his conviction to those of defendants in the Nuremberg trials is specious at best, if not downright ignorant of the facts of both cases.Bradley Manning voluntarily entered the armed forces of the United States, took an oath of allegiance, and then deliberately violated that oath. His actions were contemptible.As a combat veteran, I am appalled at his actions, and he can count himself lucky that I was not on the court-martial board.Karl Santone Gordonsville, VA Legal Discrimination? After reading Kellie A. Cameron Baker’s letter wondering why some firms specialize in representing men, perhaps she has not been in the system long enough to see the systemic discrimination.While the law says that men and women should be treated the same, in reality they are not. A quick look at the laws and statistics will show that:* Men have no legal rights whatsoever in the issue of whether their child will be aborted.* Men are forced to pay child support whether or not they chose to have a child.* Men are being forced to pay child support for children proved by DNA to be sired by their spouses’ boyfriends.* An overwhelming majority of cases give primary child custody to women.* An overwhelming majority of alimony payments are made by men.* An overwhelming majority of child support is paid by men.Even before entering the legal system, boys are faced with an education system that is overwhelmingly female, and which disproportionately punishes them for behaviors which are innately male. Thus colleges end up with a minority of males at almost every degree level. And in our popular culture, what percentage of male figures in commercials or sit-coms are not portrayed as bumbling fools who need to be educated by a wiser woman?For a good look at what this system is doing to men and to our society, see the book Men on Strike, by Dr. Helen Smith.the way, I am not one of the practitioners of men’s divorce law; I discriminate equally against both men and women in divorce matters and only handle land trust matters.Mark Warda Lake Wales
FDA approves new 1-dose antibiotic for treating bacterial vaginosisSymbiomix Therapeutics announced yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sep 15 approved its antibiotic Solosec (secnidazole) for treating bacterial vaginosis (BV) in adults, the first single-dose option for the condition.The Newark, N.J.–based company said in a news release, “The FDA approval was supported by a comprehensive set of studies, including two pivotal trials in BV and an open label safety study, which found efficacy for single-dose secnidazole 2g. All treatment-emergent adverse events were mild or moderate in intensity; no serious adverse events were reported, and no patients discontinued treatment due to adverse events.”The FDA awarded the company fast-track designation, which made Solosec eligible for priority review and at least 10 years of US market exclusivity. BV is the most common gynecologic infection in the United States, affecting 21 million girls and women aged 14 to 49 each year, Symbiomix said. The most commonly prescribed antibiotics for the condition require twice-a-day pills for 7 days.Solosec granules are designed to be sprinkled onto applesauce, yogurt, or pudding and consumed within 30 minutes without chewing the granules.David L. Stern, CEO of Symbiomix, said in the news release, “Solosec is the first new oral antibiotic to treat BV in more than a decade and will provide women with a new treatment option. We look forward to making this treatment available to patients in the first quarter of 2018.”Sep 18 Symbiomix news release Whole-genome sequencing effective in tracing spread of resistant bacteriaPhylogenetic analysis based on whole-genome sequencing (WGS) was superior to conventional epidemiologic methods for reconstructing transmission pathways in an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae at a Leipzig hospital, German scientists reported yesterday.From July 2010 to April 2013, Leipzig University Hospital experienced its largest-ever outbreak of carbapenem-resistant K pneumoniae infections. The researchers, writing in the American Journal of Infection Control, aimed to reconstruct transmission pathways after the outbreak ended.The investigators performed WGS on 117 isolates from 89 outbreak patients, 5 matching environmental strains, and 24 K pneumoniae strains not linked to the outbreak. They confirmed a patient from Greece as the source of the outbreak. By applying strict definitions in an epidemiologic investigation, they were able to explain transmission pathways for 11 (12.4%) of the 89 patients. Using phylogenetics, in contrast, they were able to confirm 5 of these plus an additional 15 pathways—for a total of 20 (22.5%).The authors conclude, “Effective phylogenetic identification of transmissions requires systematic microbiologic screening. Extensive screening and phylogenetic analysis based on WGS should be started as soon as possible in a bacterial outbreak situation.”Sep 18 Am J Infect Control study Review: Tetracyclines pose lower risk of C difficileA new meta-analysis conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic suggests tetracyclines offer a lower risk of Clostridium difficile infection than other antimicrobials. The findings were published yesterday in Clinical Infectious Diseases.Researchers analyzed six studies collected from several databases. The studies included hospital patients recruited between 1993 and 2012. They found that use of tetracyclines was negatively associated with C difficile, at an odds ratio of 0.62.The authors conclude that tetracyclines may be used as a first line treatment when prescribers are concerned about C difficile infection, a life threatening condition most commonly associated with healthcare settings. The bacteria, which flourishes after treatment and overuse of antibiotics, inflames the colon, leading to colitis.Sep 18 Clin Infect Dis study
ROCHESTER, Mich. – The Equipment and Tool Institute has set its officers and board of directors for 2010-11.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Taking office on May 1 were President Mike Cable of Hickok, Vice President of Programs Alan Tecmire of ETAS, Vice President of Marketing Dan Brass of Bright Solutions, Secretary/Treasurer Ben Johnson of Alldata and Immediate Past President Dave Schaar of SPX Service Solutions. Elected to the board of directors were Jeff Murphy of RTI Technologies, Jim Graninger of Robert Bosch, Greg Potter of Dearborn Group Technology, Neil Davis of Snap-on Diagnostics, and Nick Zala of Helm Inc. They join returning board members Peter David of ProgRama, Garret Miller of SPX Service Solutions, David Rich of Innova Electronics Corp. and Tim Morgan of Celette North America.,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 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. LSI 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 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. 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.
The consolidation does not apply in the Second Judicial District of Bernalillo County, which has a Metropolitan Court rather than a magistrate court. The Metropolitan and the Second Judicial District Courts separately administer their operations in the state’s largest county. Magistrate court have limited jurisdiction and handle DWI cases, misdemeanors, traffic violations, civil actions up to $10,000 and hold preliminary hearings to determine probable cause on felony charges. Magistrate judges are not required to be lawyers except in Doña Ana County. With the start of the new fiscal year July 1, the transition to local administration of magistrate courts has been completed. Funding for magistrate courts is included in the budgets for district court operations. Decisions on magistrate court hiring and staffing will be made locally within a judicial district rather than through a centralized process overseen by the AOC. Chief district court judges serve as the top administrative authority for magistrate court operations within a judicial district. SANTA FE ― To improve court efficiencies across New Mexico, the Judiciary has combined the administration of magistrate and district courts within the state’s judicial districts. “With this change, the Administrative Office of the Courts can focus on the operation of statewide programs such as technology and access to justice, ensuring that New Mexico courts adhere to the best practices followed by other courts across the country,” AOC Director Artie Pepin said. “The AOC has been the only state court administrative office in the country with the responsibility to manage the day-to-day operations of courts.” The Administrative Office of the Courts had managed the state’s 46 magistrate court locations, providing support on budget, policy and human resource issues for the 67 judges and 222 employees in those courts. Magistrate court operations have been funded through the annual budget of the AOC — about $28.7 million in the just completed 2019 fiscal year. NMSC News: “Streamlining our court system advances judicial excellence in New Mexico,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura said. “An administrative consolidation allows our magistrate and district courts to share resources such as jury pools. We can more quickly and better respond to needs for court services in our communities by managing magistrate courts locally rather than from a central office in Santa Fe.” The AOC will continue to conduct audits of magistrate court operations, handle leasing of magistrate court buildings, provide legal guidance for magistrate court judges and process end-of-month financial reports from the magistrate courts. District and magistrate court clerks will be cross-trained and comparably paid, which more easily permits staffing adjustments when needed and helps ensure that courts can fully operate when there are vacancies. District courts are general jurisdiction trial courts that decide adult and juvenile criminal cases as well as civil matters, including domestic relations, contract disputes and personal injury litigation. District courts also hear appeals from administrative agencies and lower courts. There are 94 district court judges in 34 court locations in 13 districts statewide.
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The lift followed the first wooden bridge which was placed in location in 2008. Wagenborg Nedlift was responsible for deploying six heavy mobile cranes: two x 200 tonnes crane, one x 250 tonnes crane, one 300 tonnes crane and two x 500 tonnes crane to place wooden bows of 120 tonnes on the wooden bridge deck. It was a precise piece of work as everything has to fit exactly. During the night of 20/21 November, the complete bridge of 320 tonnes will be placed onto its foundation; and SPMT trailers will be used to realise this next stage of the project.
Located in Ho Chi Minh City and employing 50 members of staff, Minh Long International Transportation offers a full range of logistics offerings, including heavy lift and project cargo services.Since its establishment in 2007 the company has grown into a leading player in the heavy lift market in Vietnam. Pictured below is a heavy shipment coordinated by the company.www.minhlongtrans.comwww.projectcargonetwork.com
The vessel, measuring 80 m x 4 m, needed to be raised 1.5 m so that a 1 m-high platform could be inserted beneath. The vessel was initially raised from 0.25 m using jacking beams. At 0.5 m, four cube jacks were inserted at each corner. The cube jacks then raised the vessel to 1.5 m and accurately lowered it onto the platform. Damien Lynch, sales director at PHL Hydraulics UK, said that as the plant was fully operational, using a forklift truck to move cribbing back and forth would have been impractical: “Deploying the Enerpac cube jack meant we only needed the minimum cribbing to get the vessel to the point where we could switch to the cube jacks.” Enerpac explained that the jack system can be used in a wide variety of applications, including equipment maintenance, vehicle unloading or jacking a transformer, module, or bridge. The manufacturer added that the compact size and portability makes it suited for use in confined spaces. www.phlhydraulics.co.uk www.enerpac.com
The High Court has quashed the Legal Aid Agency’s decision not to allow a London firm to join an additional duty solicitor scheme following the government’s decision to abandon its controversial criminal legal aid reforms.MK Law Solicitors won 10 contracts in London, including four in north London, in the government’s now-abandoned procurement process for 527 duty provider contracts.After the new 2015 crime contracts were scrapped, MK Law Solicitors sought to join additional duty schemes in the London Borough of Hackney and surrounding areas until replacement contracts come into force.The judgment, MK Law Solicitors v Lord Chancellor, states that admission to the additional duty scheme was contingent on successful firms meeting certain criteria set out by the agency.MK Law claimed it met the criteria because it was successful in the duty provider contract, had opened an office in north London, and had employed supervisors and staff.However, the agency said the firm was not eligible to be included in any additional duty scheme because the firm’s north London office had been operational since 2012.The firm said its Hackney office – which would cover its four north London bids – was registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority because the firm had a civil contract there and that the space was sublet to an accountancy firm until last year. After July 2015, the premises remained largely unused because the firm was awaiting the outcome of the procurement.The judgment states that the firm invested further time and money to establish a fully functioning office in anticipation of the original duty contract start date. The office became fully operational in December 2015.Ruling that the agency erred in its application of the criteria, Mrs Justice Patterson DBE (pictured) said it was ‘clear from the evidence’ that the north London office was set up to be able to provide advice to clients if required. There was no contractual requirement that an office had to be manned and open for walk-in trade.Patterson accepted the firm’s submission that to impose such a requirement was both irrational and a breach of contract as it had no ability to deliver criminal legal aid services from Hackney until the new contract had commenced.Patterson said the lord chancellor would need to remake his decision ‘in a way which is lawful’ in relation to the firm. A spokesperson for the Legal Aid Agency said: ‘With one exception, the judgment supports our approach to applications from providers to join additional duty schemes.’We will now review our decision in relation to MK Law Solicitors in light of the judgment and the facts of this particular case.’