Manning elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

first_img Read Full Story John F. Manning ’85, the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard and an expert in administrative law, statutory interpretation, separation of powers law and the federal courts, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.“John’s vital and meticulous scholarship, superb expertise in practice and theory of public law, and leadership in the academy and beyond are rivaled only by his excellence as a teacher and colleague,” said Dean Martha Minow. “This selection reflects the high regard in which he is held around the country and it an honor so well deserved.”This year, 198 individuals were selected to join the AAAS, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, whose ranks include scholars, scientists, writers, artists, politicians, and civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders. Other Harvard Law School alumni who were elected to the 2013 Class are: Glenn Hutchins ’83, a co-founder and CEO of Silver Lake, a private equity firm; Yale Law Professor and former Harvard Law School Professor Christine Jolls ’93; Dan M. Kahan ’89, a Yale Law Professor who also taught at HLS as a visiting professor; John G. Levi ’72, LL.M. ’73, a partner at Sidley Austin, in Chicago, and chairman of the Legal Services board of directors; and U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York Jed Rakoff ’69.Read more on the Harvard Law School website.last_img read more

Paul Alexander Nolan Departs Daddy Long Legs

first_imgSwitcheroos going on off-Broadway. Paul Alexander Nolan has departed new musical Daddy Long Legs to appear in the Broadway-bound Bright Star. Will Reynolds is currently playing Jervis in his place and will do so through November 19, at which point Adam Halpin (Glory Days) is scheduled to step in. Halpin just so happens to be the hubby of the production’s leading lady, Megan McGinnis.Daddy Long Legs tells the tale of Jerusha Abbott (McGinnis), the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. One day, a rich, anonymous benefactor (Reynolds) decides to send her to college, but she must write him a letter once a month. Unaware of his identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her letters, Jerusha shares her experiences of college while discovering her own identity and reveling in the wonders of literature, adventure and love. But one key fact eludes her—who is is Daddy Long Legs?Directed by John Caird, the tuner, based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, features music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by Caird. The show officially opened on September 28 at the Davenport Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 6, 2016 View Comments Star Files Related Shows Daddy Long Legs Paul Alexander Nolanlast_img read more

London Odds & Ends: Gypsy Pushes Back B’way Bow & More

first_imgImelda Staunton in ‘Gypsy'(Photo: Photo: Johan Persson) View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today from London. Imelda Staunton’s Gypsy Pushes Back Broadway BowImelda Staunton may still have her turn on the Great White Way, but it will no longer be next year. The acclaimed U.K. revival of Gypsy, which ended its West End engagement on November 28, 2015, is now aiming to land on Broadway in 2018, the Daily Mail reports. Directed by Jonathan Kent, the classic tuner was most recently seen on Broadway in 2008 with Patti LuPone and in 2003 starring Bernadette Peters. In the meantime, Staunton may headline Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? in London.John Hurt Withdraws from Branagh’s The EntertainerJohn Hurt has had to pull out from John Osborne’s The Entertainer on the advice of his doctors; the stage and screen vet had been set to take on the role of Billy Rice in the Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production. “I have recently been in hospital with an intestinal complaint and although I am much improved and on the road to a full recovery, my doctors have advised that it is too soon for me to undertake a lengthy and arduous stage role,” said Hurt in a statement. Replacement casting will be announced later; The Entertainer begins previews on August 20 at the Garrick Theatre.Amanda Holden Boards CinderellaWish granted! British TV favorite Amanda Holden is set to take on the role of The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at the London Palladium this Christmas. Still no word yet on who will be playing the titular role—at one point Britney Spears was apparently eyeing it. The pantomime is scheduled to run December 9 through January 15, 2017, officially opening on December 14.Gemma Arterton Tapped for Donmar’s Fall SeasonThe prestigious Donmar Warehouse has announced its upcoming fall season. Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) is set to headline Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, under the direction of Josie Rourke, while Kwame Kwei-Armah will helm the U.K. premiere of Kemp Powers’ One Night in Miami…, with a cast including David Ajala as Jim Brown, Francois Battiste as Malcolm X, Sope Dirisu as Cassius Clay and Arinze Kene as Sam Cooke. This side of the pond, the Donmar will soon be bringing us the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe-led Privacy at the Public and Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway.P.S. And just because it’s the Friday of July 4 weekend, check out the British Staunton performing the American classic at the Olivier Awards below!last_img read more

Peanut potential

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia was expected to have a record-size peanut crop this year. But hot, dry September weather and disease have taken a toll on the crop, lowering expectations, says a University of Georgia expert.In early September, Georgia was expected to produce 2.3 billion pounds of peanuts, 97 million pounds more than the record set in 1991, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The record production potential was spurred by an increase to 760,000 planted acres, 140,000 more than last year. Georgia grows about half of all U.S. peanuts.Georgia farmers were set to average 3,100 pounds per acre. But this number will likely go down by the time harvest ends later in November, says John Beasley, a UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.”The major reason for the significant drop-off in yield potential is the hot, dry weather over the past few weeks,” Beasley said.Rainfall in September has been scarce to nonexistent across south Georgia, where most peanuts are grown. The area usually gets 3 to 4 inches in September, barring any tropical storms, according to the UGA Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network.Farmers started harvesting a few weeks ago, Beasley said. But much of the crop is still maturing in fields.”A significant number of our acres were planted late,” he said. “Those acres still need several weeks to mature. Weather conditions over the next few weeks will dictate the yield potential of those acres.”Dry weather has hurt peanut quality, too, he said. It has kept part of the crop from maturing and gaining weight normally.”But we expect the grades to improve as the season progresses,” Beasley said.About half of Georgia’s peanut acres are irrigated, he said. But farmers haven’t had to use it much this summer. Most of the peanut-growing counties had above-average rainfall in June, July and August.”Many producers were able to park their irrigation systems during the season because of the rainfall amounts,” he said. “Those producers with irrigation have run it more over the past few weeks than all season combined.”Tomato spotted wilt virus, a deadly and yield-reducing peanut disease, has hit the crop hard this year, he said, along with other diseases.”TSWV is the worse it has been since the late 1990s,” he said. About 12 percent of the crop in 1997 was infected with TSWV, costing $45 million in losses.last_img read more

DEW Construction applauded for Workplace Safety and Health efforts

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Labor’s Project WorkSAFE Program is pleased to announce that DEW Construction of Williston has met and successfully completed the requirements of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for the Jay Peak Ski Area Hotel Expansion Project.DEW Construction and Project WorkSAFE, Vermont’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program, began working on the certification process more than four months ago.“We applaud the employees and management of DEW in this accomplishment.” said Scott Meyer, Manager of Project WorkSAFE. “To be conducting this type of work while maintaining a safe workplace speaks very well to the caliber and commitment of staff at DEW and all its sub contractors’ on this site. They have a lot to be proud of and we hope that other Vermont employers will follow in their lead.”Employees of DEW and their sub-contractors on this project are the main focal point of the recognition which will be attended by Governor James Douglas, Labor Department Commissioner Patricia Moulton Powden, representatives from DEW Construction, the Jay Peak Ski Area, and Parker Riehle President of the Vermont Ski Area Association.The SHARP program is a nationally recognized program implemented by several states under Federal OSHA.  The SHARP program recognizes small, high-hazard businesses which have exemplary safety and health programs. Upon receiving SHARP certification, the workplace will be exempt from programmed inspections during the period that the SHARP certification is valid.DEW will be Vermont’s fifth company to receive this award. Other SHARP-designated companies in Vermont include Ryegate Associates, a wood-fired electric generating facility, Green Mountain Power, Vermont Electric Power Company, and STO Corporation in Rutland. Currently, there are 1000 firms in the United States and 70 in New England with the SHARP certification.The award will be presented at the Jay Peak Ski Area expansion project at 2:30 p.m, April 10, 2009.For further information about the SHARP program or Project WorkSAFE, please visit the Vermont Department of Labor’s website: is external)last_img read more

Tioga, Chenango, Delaware counties April 9 update

first_img46 positive cases292 people are in mandatory quarantine80 people are in precautionary quarantineSeven people recovered (WBNG) — The following is a an update on coronavirus cases in Tioga, Chenango and Delaware counties for April 9. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. 42 positive casesTwo deaths (One new)31 people are in mandatory quarantineOne person in precautionary quarantineSeven people recovered Tioga County The information released varies per county. 18 positive cases116 people are in mandatory quarantineFive people are in precautionary quarantineSeven people have recovered Delaware County Chenango Countylast_img

When a dip is good news

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Indofood CBP plans to acquire manufacturer of Indomie in Middle East, Africa

first_img“We will then conduct a due diligence process on Pinehill Group before deciding to take on the acquisition offer,” said Gideon in the statement, adding that the company would make an announcement should it decide to take the offer.Following the development, ICBP’s and Indofood’s share prices plummeted on Wednesday while foreign investors sold off their stake in the companies.ICBP’s share price was down by 6.32 percent to Rp 10,750 (78 US cents) per share, with foreign investors selling off Rp 58.91 billion of their share in the company when the session ended on the day.In the meantime, Indofood’s share price, codenamed INDF, was depressed even deeper than its subsidiary as it concluded the trade on Wednesday down by 6.51 percent to Rp 7,175 per share. Foreign investors sold off Rp 26.8 billion of their INDF shares during the day’s session.Although both shares regained strength on Thursday, foreign investors continued to sell their shares in the company. As of 10:40 a.m., ICBP recorded Rp 57.59 billion in net foreign sell while foreign investors sold Rp 5.49 billion of Indofood shares. Processed food company Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur (ICBP) is planning to acquire instant noodle manufacturer Pinehill Company Limited, which supplies Indomie to the Middle East, Africa and Serbia.ICBP corporate secretary Gideon A. Putro said on Wednesday that the company responded to its British Virgin Island affiliates, Pinehill Corpora Limited and Steele Lake Limited, on an offer to acquire Pinehill Company Limited (Pinehill Group).He said Pinehill Group’s core business was manufacturing instant noodles in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Turkey, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and Serbia under the “Indomie” brand licensed by ICBP’s parent company, food manufacturer Indofood Sukses Makmur Topics :last_img read more

Punches, water balloons thrown in Taiwan parliament melee

first_imgTopics : The party also claimed that 24 out of 27 people nominated for membership of the Control Yuan have close ties with the DPP in the “worst ever” nomination list for the agency.”We demand a new review and we demand the nominations be withdrawn,” KMT chairman Johnny Chiang told supporters gathered outside the Control Yuan building, also in the capital.Chen is a long-time human rights advocate and was jailed for six years when Taiwan was a dictatorship under the KMT.Despite the morning’s melee, voting went ahead and Chen’s nomination was approved.She has said she will quit the DPP after her nomination is approved, to maintain the impartiality of the position, and accused the opposition of smearing her with unfounded accusations. The parliament in Taipei was once notorious for mass brawls, and has been the scene of frequent protests.Scuffles broke out over reform policies and pension cuts when President Tsai Ing-wen first took office four years ago.Such confrontations had since subsided, but in the last fortnight they have returned with abandon over the decision to nominate Chen, 70, to head the Control Yuan, an investigatory agency that monitors the other branches of government.The KMT is opposed to her appointment, which requires approval from the DPP-dominated parliament.center_img Taiwanese lawmakers threw punches and water balloons inside the legislature on Friday, the third parliamentary brawl in a fortnight, over the nomination of the head of a top government watchdog.A legislator from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was caught on camera punching an opposition party member during a vote on nominee Chen Chu.Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers later threw water balloons at the speakers’ podium, forcing their DPP colleagues to don plastic raincoats and hold up cardboard shields.last_img read more

Rebuild your dream home in one of Ipswich’s growth areas

first_img78 Fiona St, Bellbird Park. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The bathroom at 78 Fiona St, Bellbird Park. 78 Fiona St, Bellbird Park.A Public Trustee spokeswoman said the home was on a large allotment, about 3622sq m, surrounded by flora.There is a basic covered patio at the rear and a detached steel garage or workshop upon entry. 78 Fiona St, Bellbird Park.This tired, post-war home has seen better days but the expansive, overgrown site may be the blank canvas to rebuild your dream home.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom property at 78 Fiona St, Bellbird Park is an asset which the Public Trustee is administering and set for auction on May 4 at noon. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. The kitchen area at 78 Fiona St, Bellbird Park.The spokeswoman said the property was close to schools, shopping centres and public transport. “The house may be resurrected by a dedicated renovator or the property redeveloped for a dream home, subject to council approval,” she said.“This is a great opportunity to secure a leafy, sizeable property in a growth area.”For more information on this property phone the Public Trustee’s Real Estate Unit on 3213 9238.last_img read more