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first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Yell GroupThe company behind the Yellow Pages has appointed Tony Bates as chief financial officer, effective from 22 November. He will also take up the role of executive director from 1 November. Bates, 54, served as chief operating officer at Colt from 2002 until the end of July. Before this he was with record label EMI. He took a BSc in management sciences at Manchester University in 1977, and qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1980. Cornhill CapitalThe energy-focused debt and equity provider has appointed Nigel Little as non-executive chairman. Little is the former president of Canaccord UK and Europe, and has over 30 years’ experience in the securities industry. He was head of sales, trading and research at Nomura and has also spent time at HSBC and Morgan Stanley. He is a freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.Lo-QThe provider of virtual queuing systems has hired a new chief executive, effective from yesterday. Tom Burnet joins Lo-Q from Serco, where he was managing director of the defence operations division. Before this, Burnet was managing director of QinetiQ’s technical consultation team. He has also served as a director at Cedalion, a Microsoft technology consultancy. Polar Capital The investment firm has hired three fund managers to complete its new global emerging markets team. William Calvert joins from AXA Framlington, where he was head of the emerging markets desk. Ming Kemp also joins from AXA Framlington, where she spent five years as an Asian equity specialist. Since moving to London from China in 1990, Kemp has also worked for American Express Asset Management and Sarasin Investment Management. Neil Denman also worked at AXA Framlington as a portfolio manager, and has also spent time at Hexam Capital Partners and Baring Asset Management. Baring Asset ManagementThe investment firm has hired Thanasis Petronikolos as a director in the fixed income and currency team, with responsibility for the firm’s exposure to emerging market debt and currencies. Petronikolos has over 15 years of experience in emerging market investment, having spent time at RAB Capital, Avebury and Rothschild. He will report to Alan Wilde, head of fixed income and currency. Share Monday 4 October 2010 8:20 pm KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco Relishlast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Monte Silo / Gigaplex Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!+ 14 Share Text description provided by the architects. Our charge was to design a house for a newly single man with two grown daughters from whom he expects multiple grandchildren. Earl, the client, is foremost a sound engineer, but also a screenwriter (of course), director and producer in the film business, with many big Hollywood pictures to his credit, and hence he has to be on the road for lengthy periods of time. He requested a home both cozy in scale and yet comfortable for weekend guests up to fish the bountiful Provo River, which runs just alongside, to the south, and onto which he has access for a three-mile stretch. The goal was to provide both a visual and an aural connection to the blue ribbon waters coursing just a grandchild’s stone throw away. Earl had seen and witnessed several of the firm’s previous projects, and hence, from the very get go he asked that a cylinder be incorporated. It wanted to be smart. Shockingly, he also asked that the whole project be completed very inexpensively. Save this picture!Not one but two corrugated metal grain silos, with a short, complementary link, were incorporated in order to help modulate the space and increase the square footage enough to comfortably house grandchildren, who will certainly be born with bamboo flyrods in their hands, and other guests, and to provide the required nooks, niches and other interstitial spaces enough to reek of coziness and holing up in the mountains until another job might raise its ugly but otherwise very real and seemingly necessary head.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessWorld Trade Center Iguala / b720 Fermín Vázquez ArquitectosArticlesFolded Bamboo + Paper House / Ming TangArticles Share 2006 CopyAbout this officeGigaplex ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodlandHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 29, 2008Cite: “Monte Silo / Gigaplex Architects” 29 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img United States Area:  147 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Monte Silo / Gigaplex ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMonte Silo / Gigaplex Architects Architects: Gigaplex Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Woodland, United Stateslast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish Cancer Society most popular for donations  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The survey showed that donations were unplanned and predominantly made through church gate and street collections.  Twenty four percent of those surveyed said they donated through door-to-door collections, with a similar number donating by direct debit. Of overseas charities, Concern was the most popular at 11% of donors while Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital received under 10% of donations. The research was revealed at Fundraising Ireland’s conference in Dublin last week. www.fundraising.iePhoto: Euro coins by Ivonne Wierink on About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Research by Fundraising Ireland has identified which charities and causes in the Republic of Ireland are most favoured by the public. Causes related to health, especially cancer, were the most popular for donations at 26% of all donations while the Irish Cancer Society was the most popular health charity with 8% of donors saying they made a recent donation. Local charities were the most popular with 26% claiming to have given money recently. Of all local charities, St Vincent De Paul came out on top at 20% of  donations. St Vincent de Paul was also the most favoured during the crucial Christmas period, attracting donations from 36% of respondents but this may be a product of the survey’s timing which asked people whom they had donated to the previous three months. Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 March 2013 | Newslast_img read more

first_imgTop Stories”Varavara Rao’s Health Deteriorating Again”; Bombay HC To Hear Today Plea Filed By His Wife Seeking His Immediate Release Nitish Kashyap11 Nov 2020 9:23 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court will be hearing today a plea filed by Pendyala Hemalatha Rao, wife of telugu poet Varavara Rao, seeking his immediate release from Taloja jail so that the 81-year-old can be under his family’s care at Hyderabad.Vacation bench of Justice AK Menon and Justice SP Tavade will hear the writ petition at 3 pm today and Senior Advocate Indira Jaising will appear on behalf…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court will be hearing today a plea filed by Pendyala Hemalatha Rao, wife of telugu poet Varavara Rao, seeking his immediate release from Taloja jail so that the 81-year-old can be under his family’s care at Hyderabad.Vacation bench of Justice AK Menon and Justice SP Tavade will hear the writ petition at 3 pm today and Senior Advocate Indira Jaising will appear on behalf of Varavara Rao. The plea has been filed through Advocate R Satyanarayanan.The petitioner questions that whether the conditions of detention of Varavara Rao in Taloja jail who is found to be seriously medically unfit in custody does not amount to cruel, unusual and degrading treatment warranting his release from custody pending trial not amount to violation of his right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.The Supreme Court on October 29 directed the Bombay High Court to list the bail application of Varavara Rao, before the appropriate bench and hear it at the earliest. The Supreme Court expressed concern about the bail application filed on medical grounds not having been listed before the Bombay High Court since September 17 and directed the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court to list the same at the earliest.The Apex Court also directed the High Court to take up the plea filed on behalf of Varavara Rao’s wife Pendaya Hemlatha which seeks for immediate release of Rao on medical grounds.According to the petitioner, on November 10, 2020 when the petition has got listed for hearing on November 11, news came from two of VV Rao’s co-accused in the Bhima Koregaon case from Mahesh Raut to his sister Monali Raut and from Father Stan Swamy to his lawyer Senior Advocate Mihir Desai that the said Varavara Rao was suffering from a urinary tract infection and that his health was deteriorating again.Petitioner has contended that having regard to the real and present threat to Varavara Rao’s life on account of medical reasons, they have a real apprehension that he may lose his life in custody by virtue of medical neglect by the respondents. The petition states-“It is an undisputed fact that the Petitioner was abruptly discharged from Nanavati hospital on 28th August 2020 when the HC matter was scheduled for a hearing on 30.10.2020. Ever since he has been kept in Taloja jail, bed ridden, on diapers and a urinary bag with two co-accused as his 24-hour attendants. He can move only in a wheelchair and is mostly bed-ridden.”Rao was shifted to Nanavati Hospital after hue and cry from various human rights organisations in light of the news surfacing that he was in a state of delirium and was found in a bed soaked with urine. Thus, the petition raises following questions-Whether bail and in particular medical bail can be made dependent on the nature of the offence as it will defeat the very purpose of medical bail ?Whether denial of expeditious hearing in matters relating to bail and in particular medical bail do not result in gross violation of right to life and liberty – as the last effective hearing despite repeated applicationsWhether Respondents are not accountable for continuous deterioration of medical health of Petitioner’s husband, who is 81 years of age, and tested Covid positive while in judicial custody, has several comorbidities and whether the said imprisonment and denial of bail is not a form of cruel and inhuman treatment during the pendency of trial ?Moreover, the petitioner contends that her husband was implicated in the Bhima Koregaon case and imprisoned in Yerwada jail, Pune in November 2018. He had age-related problems but no major health issues. He was reading and writing more than a person of his age would be and many of his writings have been published. He was 68 kgs and today his weight is now reduced to 50 kgs, the petition informs.Thus, the petitioner alleges that failure to provide appropriate medical treatment to her husband, Dr Varavara Rao, the State has violated his Fundamental Rights to health, dignity and life and thereby Rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, read with the Rights under Articles 7 and 10 under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 12 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights recognized and incorporated as Human Rights in the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking-“Cannot Criminalize Private Sale Transactions”: Andhra Pradesh High Court Quashes A Batch Of FIRs In Amaravati ‘Insider Trading’ Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Jan 2021 10:05 AMShare This – xIn a big blow to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh High Court has quashed few criminal cases filed in connection with the alleged ‘insider trading’ in land transactions at Amaravati.A single bench of Justice Cheekati Manavendranath Roy observed that private sale transactions cannot be criminalized and that the concept of the offence of “insider trading”, which…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a big blow to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh High Court has quashed few criminal cases filed in connection with the alleged ‘insider trading’ in land transactions at Amaravati.A single bench of Justice Cheekati Manavendranath Roy observed that private sale transactions cannot be criminalized and that the concept of the offence of “insider trading”, which is essentially an offence in the field of stock market relating to selling and buying the securities and bonds, cannot be applied to the offences under Indian Penal Code and cannot be read into Section 420 IPC or into any provisions in the scheme of Indian Penal Code.The State had filed criminal cases alleging that the petitioners had purchased lands in Amaravati after being privy to the information from the then Chandrababu Naidu government that the area was being developed as state capital after the bifurcation of the erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.In the judgment delivered today, the Court observed that the land buyers had no legal obligation to disclose the information relating to latent advantages in purchasing the land to the sellers at the time of buying the said land. The court also said that the said information about Amaravati being made a Capital was very much in the public domain and when even the sellers were aware of the same.Regarding the invocation of ‘insider trading’ concept, the judge observed:”Therefore, insider trading is only made an offence in India under the SEBI Act, 1992 and it essentially deals with the sale and purchase of securities in the field of stock market based on nonpublic material information. It is a special enactment which specifically and exclusively deals with the offences relating to sale of securities in stock market. Insider trading is not made an offence specifically under the Indian Penal Code. No provisions akin to Section 12-A and 15-G of the SEBI Act is incorporated in IPC by the Parliament relating to private sale transactions of purchase or sale of land which is an immovable property by invoking the said concept/theory of insider trading. Therefore, the offence of insider trading is totally alien to our criminal law under IPC. It is a concept or offence totally unknown to our criminal law under Indian Penal Code.”The court further made the following observationsInformation about new capital was available in public domainWhen the said information is very much in the public domain and when even the sellers are aware of the same, it cannot be legitimately contended that there has been concealment of material fact dishonestly as required under Explanation appended to Section 415 IPC to attribute any criminal liability of deception to the petitioners. In fact the plan submitted by the Investigating Officer along with the C.D. file show that not only the petitioners, but there are several other people who have purchased lands in and around the proposed capital region. Probably on account of the information that is available to them in the public domain, which is published in newspapers, all of them have purchased lands in the said area. As the right to acquire and own property is a constitutional right, legal right and human right, none can find fault with the said buyers in purchasing the lands as any citizen is entitled to acquire lands in exercise of their constitutional and legal right. So, no criminal liability can be fastened to the petitioners or any persons who purchased lands in the proposed capital region to prosecute them for any offence under criminal law. Therefore, no offence under Section 420 IPC is made out or constituted from the facts of the case.The Jagan Mohan government had launched an SIT probe into alleged scam relating to Amaravati land transactions. Several prominent individuals such as the former Advocate General of the State, Dammalapatti Srinivas were arrayed as accused in the cases. The Andhra Pradesh High Court stayed the SIT probe in September last year.In the present judgment, the High Court quashed the FIRs registered against certain individuals who purchased lands around Amaravati in anticipation of the announcement of the new State capital.”As they purchased the lands, in exercise of the said constitutional and legal right and acquired property from the sellers who willingly and voluntarily sold them to the petitioners for a valid sale consideration under registered sale deeds, the said private sale transactions cannot be criminalized and no criminal liability can be attributed to the petitioners in the facts and circumstances of the case to prosecute them for any offences much less for the offences punishable under Sections 420, 406, 409 and 120-B of IPC”, the High Court observed.No criminality involved in sale transactions”The petitioners have no legal obligation to disclose the information relating to latent advantages in purchasing the land to the sellers at the time of buying the said land. Therefore, it does not amount to dishonest concealment of fact as contemplated under the Explanation appended to Section 415 IPC. It does not amount to any deception under Section 420 IPC read with Section 415 IPC. The sellers did not sustain any loss on account of the said sale transactions. No element of criminality is involved in the sale transaction. So, the petitioners cannot be even remotely connected with any criminal acts or offence to attribute or fasten any criminal liability to them in the facts and circumstances of the case”.Summary of Judgement1)Locus Standi of the complaint:Court held that the concept of Locus Standi is alien to criminal law and though the complainant is alien to sale transaction there is no legal infirmity in giving complaint. 2) Nexus between the Petitioners and the higher government officials and political leaders pertaining to location of capital:Court held that news relating to location of capital region is already widely published in all main news papers and hence the contention that petitioners are having access to some confidential information is untenable.3) Right to property a Constitutional and legal right:Petitioners have constitutional and legal rights to buy lands. Hence it is dangerous to criminalise private sale transactions.4) Irregularities in the preparation and publication of G.O’s and omitting names of certain villages which are later included in the capital region:Court held that no way petitioners are responsible for such acts of omission by Government employees.5) Offences under Sections 120B, 406, 409, and 420 of IPC:Court held that averments in the complaint do not contain the ingredients so as to constitute offences under sections 406, 409, 420 and 120B of IPC.6) Non-disclosure of buyer’s interest under Transfer of Property act: Section 55(5)(a) of TP act does not cast any obligation on the buyer to disclose any latent advantages he may derive from buying the land.7) Initiating prosecution 6 years after sale transaction:Defacto complainant lodged complaint 6 years after sale transaction and the sellers of lands did not initiate any civil and criminal action till date. This shows that the contention of the petitioners that there are vested interests behind the complainant cannot be ruled out.Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

first_imgiStock/18percentgrey(DALLAS) — In the 2019-2020 season, between Los Angeles Opera, The Dallas Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, there are 53 conductor engagements. Of those 53 conductor appearances, five will be women.“Historically speaking, it’s a man on the podium leading an orchestra,” said Lisa Bury, Dallas Opera’s chief advancement and strategy officer. “There have been women, and very successful women, but the vast majority have been male, and in an era, i.e. the 21st century, it’s time as an industry to collectively improve the ratio and work together to achieve gender parity at the podium.”That’s why Dallas Opera founded the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, a two-week residency for about a half dozen conductors and, now, administrators, which culminates in a concert attended by members of the public as well as officials, agents and managers.This year, the conductor fellows are Jane Kim, Marta Kluczyńska, Tiffany Chang, Tamara Dworetz, Molly Turner and Madeline Tsai. The participating administrators are Suzanne Vinnik, Kristen Bigham and Beverly Love. The showcase concert is on Saturday night.The residency started five years ago and provides intensive training for experienced conductors who apply and are selected as well as contacts to key people in the opera industry. Even so, it took some time to gain interest for applications at first.“The first year we had to really, really advertise a lot and find advocates because the general consensus in the field was that there were no women conductors,” said David Lomeli, a Mexican tenor who is now the director of artistic administration at Dallas.When they did find strong candidates, Lomeli said, many women were unsure whether they should apply, telling him they didn’t know if they were ready. So Lomeli set about personally calling and recruiting women — “very similar to the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scene,” he added — to apply.One of them was Lidiya Yankovskaya, who’d spent almost a decade working with smaller budget organizations.She ultimately decided to apply in 2014.“I felt that I had the experience,” she said, “but didn’t have the connections or the know-how to navigate the industry.”The Hart Institute, which now gets around 100 applications a year, provides a series of master classes for artistic training, “but that is only a portion of the training they receive,” Ian Derrer, Dallas Opera’s general director and CEO, told ABC News.The fellows also receive training in the business of conducting, including “how’s your networking, how’s your social media presence, how’s your career strategy,” according to Lomeli. They provide that, he said, “because we want them to be employed.” To that end, they also produce videos of the showcase that the women can use in future applications.The training also does not end after those two weeks. The institute maintains an alumni network and counsels them “on fees, which agent they should go with, should they take this booking over another booking, when should they plan a pregnancy, and we can work with managers on scheduling,” and so on, Lomeli added.But Dallas is also “always looking at ways to integrate alumni,” Derrer said. And that’s how French-American conductor Elizabeth Askren comes in. She was a fellow at the Hart Institute in 2016 and invited back this year to serve as faculty.“There’s such a follow-up and a dedication to the fellows that I think is really stellar and unique,” she said, noting that she was also invited to come back to Dallas Opera as an assistant conductor for a mainstage production of “La boheme” and as a guest conductor for a family concert.This year, she told ABC News, she’s excited to give skill-oriented pointers, especially to younger colleagues who haven’t had much experience in opera, which is common for women.“Because I’ve been through what they’re going through and I’ve sat in their seat,” she added, “I can also understand what they might be going through psychologically.”Since the Hart Institute’s founding five years ago, Derrer said, the percentage of women conducting at top-tier U.S. opera companies has risen to about 14% from 4%.“I think mostly it’s prejudice,” Lomeli said about opera’s general lack of gender equity in musical leadership. “The amount of mediocre men that are out there trying out, figuring it out and getting podium time — and sometimes very important podium time — just so they learn, is accepted. But it’s not accepted if a woman is not Jackie Robinson right away at the first at-bat.”The people ABC News spoke with all pointed to the predominately male makeup of opera companies’ administrative leadership, boards of directors and major donors.“The people who are making decisions in organizations are male, and there’s male leadership on the podium — you know, change takes time,” Bury said.And then there are financial questions. Operas are expensive and companies have said they’re lacking in funding, especially with lower ticket sales as younger generations fail to tune in.“No opera house can afford to have a production that’s a flop,” Yankovskaya said. “That means that everybody is always being as safe and as careful as possible in ensuring that those productions are as great as possible. Well, when we’re being careful and safe, we tend to also go with what we know.”Yankovskaya said this also contributes to the dearth of nonwhite conductors. But “once you have one, it helps others,” she said, noting Gustavo Dudamel is helping open the door for Hispanic conductors and Marin Alsop for women.Perhaps younger generations would tune in if opera started reflecting the more gender-equal realities of the 21st century. Bury said the Dallas public has been eager to donate to help the Hart Institute carry on its work, and Lomeli pointed to the attention — from both the public and other institutions — the company gets because of the program.“Unfortunately or fortunately, [other opera companies] haven’t seen that our model can be extremely successful,” he said. “We get constantly publicized by mainstream media because we’re different, we’re special, and we’re relevant today in a world where the forces of evil and good — as I say — are battling really badly. We want to play for ‘The Avengers.’”The situation for female conductors “is changing, slowly but surely,” Askren said. Derrer said Dallas and the Hart Institute have become a resource for other companies looking to hire women.Still, the excuse perpetuates that there just aren’t women conducting.“If somebody says that they can’t find [women conductors], that makes me wonder where it is that they’ve looked,” Bury said. “There are women conductors at every music conservatory across this country.”“I would say, ‘Call The Dallas Opera and they’ll be happy to show you to scores of very talented and capable conductors who will be happy to do the project they’re looking for.’ I think that’s absolutely hogwash,” Askren said.By increasing female leadership at the podium, Derrer said, more people will see women as leaders in the music industry and beyond, and “that fact alone is a major thing.” Those women can then move upwards, become leaders within companies, and bring even more change.But more than that, by bringing more women to podiums, audiences get to not miss out on quality musical interpretation.“I have seen magical nights in the concerts of the Hart when you see women leading 80 people in the orchestra and the singers and just making our audience wild, and it was not because they were women. It was because they were incredible, capable leaders and musicians,” Lomeli said.“In Mexico, where I grew up, women didn’t have even the chance to say what they wanted to say artistically, ever,” he said. “So it’s a very dear cause for me to maybe pay back a little bit to my abuela what she couldn’t do when she wanted to be a musician. Maybe now, we are preventing that and maybe helping another person and making their dreams come true.”As for Yankovskaya, since attending Hart five years ago, she’s become the music director of the Chicago Opera Theater.“Unfortunately,” she said, “I’m currently the only female music director of any multi-million dollar company in this country. Hopefully that will change, very soon.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img The 63rd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week concluded Aug. 6 when U.S. Navy ships USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and USS Halsey (DDG 97) departed from the Port of Seattle.A parade of ships and air show kicked-off Fleet Week Aug. 1 as local spectators observed U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Canadian ships and aircraft maneuver across downtown Seattle’s Elliott Bay.“This is great because the public generally doesn’t have too much of an idea of what it is our military service members do, so when we see the parade of ships and Sailors out in town in their uniform it gives us a little more of a perspective and also builds a bond between the community and the Navy,” said Charles French, a Seattle local.The people of Seattle also had the opportunity to see the ships up close. Throughout the week, U.S. and Canadian Navy ships offered public tours, hosting more than 50,000 visitors.“They’ve all been really fascinated by the ship’s capabilities,” said Personnel Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Melissa McLellan, a USS New Orleans Sailor. “Some of the things most people have been curious and amazed by is our living quarters and the ship’s fighting ability.”Ship tourists were able to handle some of the military gear and learned about Navy life at sea.“I grew up in the Vietnam-era where the military didn’t get quite as much support as they should have but this is such an eye-opener and the public needs to be more aware of the sacrifices that our military men and women make every day,” said French.Sailors and Marines experienced the local culture, participated in a community relations project at a children’s hospital and received discounts at the Seattle Mariners’ annual ‘Navy Night’ baseball game.“It’s been awesome. It’s my first time in Seattle and it’s a beautiful place,” said Cryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class (SW) Matthew Baun, USS New Orleans. “All the people are nice and friendly especially to us service members.”McLellan said she was surprised by a token of appreciation a local Seattle woman gave to her and other Sailors.“The other day I was walking around in my whites with a group of friends and we stopped at Starbucks for coffee and without asking, a lady paid for all of our drinks,” said McLellan.Seattle residents commented on the importance of Fleet Week and the overall demeanor and professionalism of the Sailors they’d encountered.“It’s nice to get a glimpse into what the Navy does. The Sailors I have met have represented themselves well out in town and they’ve made us all proud,” said Anthony Lalone, of Seattle.Fleet Week activities allow U.S. and Canadian Sailors and Coast Guard personnel to experience the local community and to promote awareness of the maritime forces.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 8, 2012 USA: 63rd Annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Concludes Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: 63rd Annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Concludes center_img August 8, 2012 Training & Educationlast_img read more

first_imgAstronauts, including Dr Leroy Chiao Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece “Fake News” Debate, Thursday 21st November, 8:30pm Senator Heidi Heitkamp, formerUnited States Senator from North Dakota. Monday 18th November, 8pm Comedy Debate, Thursday 31st October, 8:30pm 6th Week David Haig, British actor. Wednesday4th December, 5pm Climate activist and founder of Extinction Rebellion Dr Gail Bradbrook will appear in a debate on whether we should “break the law to save the planet.” She will be speaking in 4th week, exactly one month after Extinction Rebellion’s plans to “peacefully shut down Westminster” from October 7th. Eight Extinction Rebellion demonstrators were arrested last week after they sprayed the Treasury with fake blood. Also in fifth week, controversial right-wing activist Candace Owens will oppose a Trump impeachment motion, facing off against Republican political strategist Rick Wilson, author of Everything Trump Touches Dies. Owens has been criticised for racism in the past, including her support for the fascist Front National and the far-right ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory. The Oxford Union has attracted protests and a boycott campaign in recent years over its invitations to far-right speakers. Amanda Abbington, British actor. Thursday 5th December, 8pm Special Event: Panel: NorthernIreland: Forgotten Nation? Wednesday 4th December, 8pm Steve Huffman, co-founder ofReddit. Wednesday 9th October, 5pm Special Event: Head to Head: TheCrisis In Kashmir: Should Special Status Have Been Revoked? Wednesday 30thOctober, 8pm Cesc Fàbregas, professional footballer. Friday 11th October, 7pm Guido van Rossum, creator ofPython programming language. Monday 18th November, 5pm Special Event: Booker Prize panel. Friday 22nd November, 5pm 2nd Week Among other names announced include Ajit Pai, chairman ofthe Federal Communications Commission, who controversially attempted to repealnet neutrality in the United States, and musician Big Shaq of ‘Man’s Not Hot’fame. These events fall within the Union’s open period, which allows allstudents with an Oxford or Oxford Brookes ID to attend without forking out the£286.34 life membership fee. Prof. Richard Thaler, NobelPrize-winning economist. Friday 18th October, 5pm The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP. Dateand time TBC Rebecca Front, British actor. Tuesday22nd October, 8pm Lydia Polgreen No Confidence Debate, Thursday 17thOctober, 8:30pm Jamie Carragher, formerprofessional footballer & pundit. Tuesday 22nd October, 5pm Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.Monday 14th October, 5pm The term card also features a science debate in which the audience will hear from three former astronauts and a former NASA Chief Scientist. The former President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou visits in 3rd week, which also includes a panel on Northern Ireland and the backstop, and a talk by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong. Among other special events, the Union will host a Booker Prize panel featuring some of the award’s judges. 1st Week Arron Banks, co-founder anddirector of Leave.EU. Tuesday 12th November, 5pm Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, journalists who broke theHarvey Weinstein story. Sunday of 3rd Week (27th October), 8.00pm Joshua Wong, Hong Kongpro-democracy activist. Thursday 5th December, 5pm President Michel Temer, formerPresident of Brazil. Tuesday 15th October, 5pm Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC. Wednesday 9th October, 8pm David Yates David Yates, filmmaker. Thursday 24th October, 5pm 0th Week Isaac Hempstead-Wright, star of Game of Thrones. Friday 18th October, 8pm Ambassador Teresita Sotolongo,Cuban Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Tuesday 29th October, 5pm Bob Iger, CEO of Disney. Thursday 10th October, 8pm Extinction Rebellion Katherine Parkinson, British actor, Thursday 28th November, 5pm Megan Phelps-Roper, survivor andformer member of the Westboro Baptist Church. Monday 11th November, 5pm Former Prime Minister Theresa May will break her post-PM silence in fifth week, in one of the most high-profile appearances this term. The UK’s second female Prime Minister, May resigned in July of this year after her Brexit deal was rejected three times by the House of Commons. Biffy Clyro, alternative rockband. Wednesday 13th November, 5pmcenter_img 3rd Week A full list of speakers, panels and debates can be found below. Lionel Shriver, author of WeNeed to Talk About Kevin. Tuesday 19th November, 8pm Kristofer Hivju , actor: TormundGiantsbane in Game of Thrones. Wednesday 6th November, 5pm Samantha Power, former USAmbassador to the UN. Monday 4th November, 8pm Climate Debate, Thursday 7th November, 8:30pm His Excellency President MaYing-jeou, former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Thursday 31stOctober 5.00pm 4th Week Petr Čech, former professionalfootballer. Monday 14th October, 8pm Alistair Brownlee, Olympic gold medal winning triathlete. Monday 25th November, 8pm Theresa May Space Debate, Thursday 28th November, 8:30pm Sophia Bush, American actor. Tuesday12th November, 8pm Another major figure in the UK’s ongoing Brexit debate, co-founder of Leave.EU Arron Banks, will be speaking in fifth week. Last year, Leave.EU were fined £70,000 for breaches of electoral law during the EU referendum. Impeachment Debate, Thursday 14th October, 8:30pm Richard Ratcliffe, campaigner& husband of detailed British citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Wednesday23rd October, 5pm Calvin Klein, American fashiondesigner and businessman. Monday 11th November, 8pm Kane Williamson, captain of theNew Zealand ODI cricket team. Thursday 10th October, 5pm 7th Week In entertainment, two Game of Thrones actors will make the trip up to Oxford, as well as three World Cup and Premier League winning footballers, and Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington. Kevin Richardson, member of the‘Central Park Five’. Wednesday 6th November, 8pm Lydia Polgreen, Editor-in-Chiefof HuffPost. Wednesday 20th November, 5pm Ronan Keating, Irish singer &member of Boyzone. Thursday 21st November, 5pm Cesc Fabregas The society will also host seven debates, including the traditional ‘no confidence debate’ to commence the new academic year. Former Oxford Union President Sam Gyimah MP speaks in proposition, having previously spoken in opposition last year before his defection from the Conservative party to the Liberal Democrats. Gyimah will speak alongside the leader of Plaid Cymru, facing former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Chair of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady. 5th Week Samantha Bond, British actor. Tuesday3rd December, 5pm Henrietta Fore, ExecutiveDirector of UNICEF. Tuesday 15th October, 8pm Special Event: Miss World: Beautywith a Purpose, Tuesday 26th November, 6pm Members of Nickelback, Ryan Peake& Mike Kroeger. Tuesday 5th November, 8pm Theresa May, Calvin Klein, Arron Banks, Candace Owens and Nickelback are among over 80 speakers named on the Oxford Union’s Michaelmas term card, Cherwell can exclusively reveal. President Ma Ying-jeou Michael Dapaah, actor & comedian: Big Shaq. Tuesday 8thOctober, 5pm Kyriakos Mitsotakis, PrimeMinister of Greece. Date & time TBC The term card includes a variety of world leaders and commentators, activists and entertainers, and features 33% women, 17% BAME and 56% international speakers. John Delaney, DemocraticPresidential candidate. Wednesday 13th November, 8pm Authoritarians in the West Debate, Thursday 24th October, 8:30pm Dr Fareed Zakaria, journalist& CNN host. Monday 2nd December, 8pm Sam Gyimah The Union will also host a Paradise/Lost Ball on Friday of 3rd week and a ‘Jazz, Fizz & Chocolates’ social on Friday of 6th week, as well as a Student Essentials fair on Friday and Saturday of 0th week. 8th Weeklast_img read more

first_imgIS IT TRUE That the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville has hired its sixth person to serve as president and CEO in its ten years history?…the new leader of the often embattled organization is named Ellen Horan?…Ms. Horan came to Evansville as a trailing spouse when her spouse took an executive position at Accuride?…Horan most recently was employed as president and CEO of the Greater Reading (Pennsylvania) Chamber of Commerce and Industry until late 2015 when she came to Evansville with her husband?…as a well educated professional and a trailing spouse, we are glad to see her find a position in Evansville that may utilize both her experience and education?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that a member of the Vanderburgh County Commission has been pushing members of the County Council to join her effort to combined both governmental office into one common area?  …she have been told several times by leadership of the County Council that they aren’t interested in consolidating both offices?  …we have been told that preliminary plans have been drawn for this project? …we also have been told that the cost to combine both county offices could be around $500,000?IS IT TRUE during the early years, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum was the place where the best entertainment occurred. This included hosting car shows, the Shrine Circus, and Evansville College used to play its basketball games there. Once Roberts Stadium was built in the fifties, the Coliseum lost some of its appeal and it closed in 1969. The Coliseum that was built by the city and was given to Vanderburgh County around this time. During the waning years of not being in use, the Coliseum deteriorated until the Veterans Council of Vanderburgh County took it over and started to renovated the building.  …we want to thank members of the Veterans Council of Vanderburgh County for saving this historic landmark from the wreaking ball?  …we resent that a couple of our elected officials tried to meddle in the daily business activities of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum?  …we are pleased with the way that Veterans Council of Vanderburgh County Commander Mark Acker and his staff are running this facility on behalf of the taxpayers of this community?  …we would like for the person that demanded that Commander Acker hand over the keys to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to  him please go and hide under a rock?IS IT TRUE that Forbes Magazine has released it’s list of the 15 fastest growing cities in the United States for the period from July 2014 – July 2015?…there are some cities that are having some explosive population growth and the top two literally grew by more people than are in the City of Evansville in a single year?…Dallas and Houston both in the State of Texas grew by more than 120,000 people in a single year?…back before 1900 Evansville was larger than both Dallas and Houston, neither of which has any physical asset that compares to the Ohio River?…we don’t know what they are putting in the water to have an economy that can attract that many people but the low levels of regulation and high self esteem that Texans seem to have must be responsible for these population explosions?…other cities on the growth list were San Antonio, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Miami, Tampa/St. Pete, and Seattle?IS IT TRUE that this week is the 50th anniversary of the North High School Indiana State Basketball Championship that happened in 1967?…that is a good memory from childhood and it was a time when Evansville was a much more happening place than it is today?…a little known fact is that the Harrison Warriors that year had two players who went on to play for Jacksonville State?…the star of that Jacksonville team was future NBA star Artis Gilmore who led Jacksonville and the two stars from Harrison to the NCAA championship where the lost to John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins?FOOTNOTE:  Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Should the Vanderburgh County Council approve the spending of $500,000 to combined both county offices into one business pod?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgTryton Foods, best-known for Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puddings, is cutting 30 jobs in Hull.The jobs will go as production of some goods is transferred from a subsidiary unit to the main Tryton plant in the city.A spokesman commented that the company was continuing to grow, but needed to make efficiency savings to ensure future success.In an official statement, Tryton said: “These changes will take place by this summer and while it is anticipated that the vast majority of the workforce will move to the new locations, sadly there will be a number of redundancies.”It continued: “These are not expected to exceed 30 roles and the company is confident that the majority of these will be through voluntary means. Where possible, redeployment will be offered.”The company employs approximately 500 people in Hull and also makes frozen pies and desserts.last_img read more

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