Sumbry-Edwards’s next step was to test out her theory, coaxing her students to try work that wasn’t technically challenging, but was full of that propulsive, rhythmic feel that defines swing. “It was amazing!” she reports. “These amazing technicians were not able to hold down their vocabulary if they were trying to swing.” The dance form, she deduced, had almost fully detached from its roots in the expressive, swinging 1930s. “How do you move forward when you don’t understand what was? There’s the disconnect not only with the rhythm but also the history of the form.” Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards is one of the U.S.’s most influential tap stars, a master who’s taught classes from Rio to Tokyo. But as she travelled the world watching the next generation of dancers, she started to realize something was missing from all the eye-popping technique she was seeing.“It hit me like a ton of bricks,” the affable hoofer tells the Straight from her home in New Jersey before heading here for the Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival (next Thursday to Sunday [September 1 to 4]). “I appreciate all the artistry that’s happening, but there’s a bit of a disconnect, and I’d say, ‘Wow, they’re doing amazing things, the way they’re using the vocabulary and the body of the dancers.’ But I wasn’t feeling anything. I wasn’t able to connect.“Then I realized: it was a matter of groove, that I know as swing, that was missing.” Advertisement
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ boosts slumping summer box office as highest-grossing film this year by The Associated Press Posted Sep 2, 2014 4:34 pm MDT LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Guardians of the Galaxy” closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish.Marvel’s Disney-distributed space adventure — the top-grossing film of the year so far in North America — added another $22.9 million to its coffers over Labor Day weekend.Paramount’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and the Warner Bros. tear-jerker “If I Stay” claimed the second and third spots, just as they did the weekend prior.The new offerings, including the horror tale “As Above, So Below” and the thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, “The November Man,” debuted in fifth and sixth, place respectively.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:1.”Guardians of the Galaxy,” Disney, $22,906,851, 3,462 locations, $6,617 average, $281,204,119, 5 weeks.2.”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Paramount, $15,622,005, 3,543 locations, $4,409 average, $166,277,985, 4 weeks.3.”If I Stay,” Warner Bros., $11,768,220, 3,003 locations, $3,919 average, $32,330,502, 2 weeks.4.”Let’s Be Cops,” 20th Century Fox, $10,371,201, 3,010 locations, $3,446 average, $59,492,722, 3 weeks.5.”As Above, So Below,” Universal, $10,284,110, 2,640 locations, $3,895 average, $10,284,110, 1 week.6.”The November Man,” Relativity Media, $10,105,877, 2,776 locations, $3,640 average, $11,797,351, 1 week.7.”When The Game Stands Tall,” Sony, $8,158,363, 2,673 locations, $3,052 average, $18,828,455, 2 weeks.8.”The Giver,” The Weinstein Co., $6,957,664, 2,805 locations, $2,480 average, $33,230,314, 3 weeks.9.”The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Disney, $6,467,392, 1,918 locations, $3,372 average, $41,262,637, 4 weeks.10.”The Expendables 3,” Lionsgate, $4,538,535, 2,564 locations, $1,770 average, $34,177,584, 3 weeks.11.”Lucy,” Universal, $3,532,210, 1,293 locations, $2,732 average, $118,611,525, 6 weeks.12.”Cantinflas,” Lionsgate, $3,358,013, 382 locations, $8,791 average, $3,358,013, 1 week.13.”Into The Storm,” Warner Bros., $3,251,312, 1,603 locations, $2,028 average, $42,699,712, 4 weeks.14.”Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” The Weinstein Co., $2,860,470, 2,894 locations, $988 average, $11,452,031, 2 weeks.15.”Ghostbusters,” Sony, $2,305,924, 784 locations, $2,941 average, $223,434,059, 1578 weeks.16.”Boyhood,” IFC Films, $1,971,308, 632 locations, $3,119 average, $18,971,829, 8 weeks.17.”How to Train Your Dragon 2,” 20th Century Fox, $1,684,605, 1,096 locations, $1,537 average, $174,014,832, 12 weeks.18.”Begin Again,” The Weinstein Co., $1,163,419, 335 locations, $3,473 average, $15,704,534, 10 weeks.19.”Magic In The Moonlight,” Sony Pictures Classics, $1,139,146, 438 locations, $2,601 average, $8,328,691, 6 weeks.20.”Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” 20th Century Fox, $1,111,347, 468 locations, $2,375 average, $205,531,338, 8 weeks.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Nations make anti-corruption vows, but hard action varies by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted May 12, 2016 2:34 am MDT Last Updated May 12, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A woman holds a banner showing the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani during a protest outside Lancaster House in London, Thursday, May 12, 2016. The one day Anti-Corruption summit is taking place at Lancaster house in London.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) LONDON – A handful of countries agreed Thursday to publish lists of who really owns companies in their territories, a move hailed by the British government as a step toward stopping a global plague of tax evasion, money-laundering and bribery.The “beneficial ownership” registers were announced at a London summit called by Prime Minister David Cameron to fight what he termed the “cancer” of corruption.Cameron, who has made combating financial wrongdoing one of his flagship policies, said the gathering showed that after years of good intentions, the conference marked the start of “a global movement against corruption.”“There’s nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come,” he said.But many countries didn’t sign up to the tough actions Cameron sought, and anti-corruption groups said criminals would still find plenty of places to stash their money — including tax havens linked to Britain.Susana Ruiz, tax expert at anti-poverty charity Oxfam, said “tax dodgers can still sleep easily tonight.”Heads of state, ministers and diplomats from some 40 countries met Thursday at the elegant London mansion Lancaster House, and made a plethora of promises: to fight bribery in public contracting and the energy sector; to clean up international sports; to step up intelligence and law-enforcement co-operation; and to return stolen assets to their owners. The U.S. and Britain announced they would host a global asset-recovery conference next year.Firm commitments, however, varied widely. Just six countries — Britain, France, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Kenya and Afghanistan — agreed to publish registers of who really benefits from corporate ownership, a key goal of anti-corruption groups. Six more, including Australia, Ireland and Norway, said they would “explore doing so.”The U.S. didn’t make that commitment, although Secretary of State John Kerry told the conference that a “pandemic” of corruption “is as much of an enemy” as extremist terrorism — which it helps drive by fueling public anger and helplessness.In Britain, the law requires companies — including foreign firms that own British property or seek government contracts— to disclose who really benefits from their ownership.Cameron said the register was a move toward “cleaning up our property market right here in London,” which is a magnet for wealthy overseas investors.Corruption, he said, “is the cancer at the heart of so many problems we need to tackle in our world.”Critics of Cameron’s efforts say London’s financial district, the City, is awash with ill-gotten gains, and many of the world’s leading tax havens are British dependencies or overseas territories.Cameron’s own financial credentials were tarnished by last month’s revelation — in leaked papers from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca — that he had a stake in an offshore firm established by his late father. Cameron sold his shares in 2010, before he became prime minister.And the British leader ruffled feathers before the summit when a television microphone caught him saying “leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries” were coming. Speaking at a Buckingham Palace reception with Queen Elizabeth II, he referred to Nigeria and Afghanistan as “possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world.”Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have both promised to curb corruption in their countries, and were among the most high-profile attendees at the conference.Buhari said he wasn’t seeking an apology from Cameron over the remarks, but wanted something “tangible” — the return of plundered Nigerian assets held in British banks. He told the meeting that “corruption is one of the greatest enemies of our time.”Ghani said corruption was fueling his country’s political violence, and the fight against wrongdoing “should not be a fashion that is discarded with the next set of elections.”There were some notable omissions on the conference guest list. Delegates discussed corruption in sport, but soccer governing body FIFA, wracked by a vast bribery scandal, is not at the meeting.British-linked tax havens including Bermuda and the Cayman Islands were represented at the summit — but others, such as the British Virgin Islands, were not.Cameron said Britain’s overseas tax havens had agreed to share company-ownership information with U.K. law-enforcement bodies. Jersey, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla and the Isle of Man agreed to join a group of several dozen nations that share such information with one another.Cameron said Britain’s overseas tax havens were now “ahead of many developed states” in openness.But charities and opposition politicians said Britain must go farther and insist that the territories’ ownership registers are made public.Allan Bell, chief minister of the Isle of Man — a British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea — said there wouldn’t be real progress unless the United States made its own tax havens, such as Delaware, more open.Robert Palmer of anti-corruption group Global Witness said the results of the meeting were mixed, but positive.“The tide is definitely moving toward transparency, and the tax havens and the U.S. are being left behind,” he said.
Source: CyclingBoardGames.net8. These ice creamsWouldn’t you kill for a Fat Frog right now? Source: Facebook Source: Facebook Source: Facebook Source: Facebook Source: Facebook9. Ronald Reagan having a pint of Guinness in Ballyporeen in 1984Sure you may as well not bother coming to Ireland if you’re not going to be pictured with a pint of the black stuff. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesAnd sure you might as well hold a local baby while you’re at it. Source: AP/Press Association Images10. Henri HippoIf you joined Ulster Bank’s junior savings club in the eighties you were rewarded with an Henri Hippo money box, along with an assortment of other branded goodies; a wallet, a calendar, pencils etc.Henri made a return to the bank a couple of years ago. Source: Ebay11. Zig and Zag’s first appearance on Dempsey’s DenIn 1987 the lovable aliens from Zog made their first appearance alongside Ian Dempsey. Source: Shane OB12. John Treacy and Eamonn Coughlan becoming household namesJohn Treacy won a silver medal for Ireland in the marathon at the LA Olympics in 1984 while Eamonn Coughlan set the world indoor 2000m record in 1987 which stood until 1998.EVERYONE knew who they were and everyone pledged to train extra hard for the cross country events in Community Games. John Treacy leads Great Britain’s Charlie Speeding in the closing stages of the marathon at the LA Olympics in 1984, to claim Silver and Bronze medals respectively. Source: SG and Barratts/EMPICS Sport Eamonn Coghlan left, embraces America’s top miler Steve Scott, right, after beating him for the first time in four years at the Kinney Invitational Meet in Berkeley in June 1983. Source: AP/Press Association Images13. Johnny Logan winning the Eurovision TWICEHe won first for What’s Another Year in The Hague in 1980, and then again for Hold Me Now in 1987 in Brussels. Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images Source: hall301014. Divorce ReferendumIn 1986 a proposal to remove the prohibition on divorce from the Irish constitution was rejected.The ban on divorce was eventually lifted in 1996. Source: Photocall Ireland Polling day in Ballymun in 1986.15. Northern Ireland hunger strikesThe hunger strikes of 1980 and 1981 represented the culmination of protests by Irish republican prisoners in Northern Ireland.The strike of 1980 ended after 53 days and all involved survived. The strike of 1981 resulted in the deaths of 10 prisoners, including Bobby Sands. Local residents erect a barricade across the road in the Springfield Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland on 30 April 1981, during preparations for possible civil disorders, which were expected to follow the imminent death of Bobby Sands. Source: AP/Press Association Images Led by an Irish piper, and escorted by masked IRA men, the hearse carrying Bobby Sands’ coffin moves through crowds of spectators, en route to Belfast’s Milltown cemetery, Northern Ireland on 7 May, 1981 Source: AP/Press Association Images16. Self AidOn 17 May 1986 a 14 hour concert took place in the RDS, Dublin to highlight the unemployment problem in Ireland. A quarter of a million people were out of work.Rory Gallagher, U2, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison and Thin Lizzy were among the artists who played on the day. Source: Wikimedia17. My Left FootDirected by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker won two Academy Awards for the lead actors. Source: WordPress18. Who put the ball in the English net? Ray did!On 12 June 1988 the Irish football team made their debut at an international competition in their first game at the European Championships in Stuttgart.Ray Houghton scored the match’s only goal, against England, and sealed his name in the history books forever. Source: EMPICS Entertainment Source: Chimpanzeethat19. We are the Boys in GreenWe are the Boys in Green was Ireland’s first big football anthem, and the lads and Jack Charlton and Gay Byrne gathered on The Late Late Show to sing it for the nation. Source: GreenArmyTunes201220. U2 at Croke ParkU2 played several major concerts in Ireland throughout the eighties, but their first headlining stadium show was at Croke Park in 1985. Source: Photocall Ireland Source: BlogSpot21. Mike Murphy gets Gay Byrne on Candid CameraIt doesn’t get much more eighties than Mike Murphy and Gay Byrne, and in 1982 Murpy and his Candid Camera show got Gay Byrne. They got him good. Source: APintTurtleWhat sweets would you buy if you had a pound to spend>The most exciting things that happened to you as a child>Quiz: How well do you know The Snapper? 1. The Big SnowJanuary 1982 saw Ireland grind to a halt for a week after 25cm of snow fell in some parts of the country.It will forever be known as The Big Snow, no matter how many big snows have happened since, or are yet to come. Source: Daithi3332. This tracksuitA highly coveted Flahavan’s tracksuit – the one from the ad in fact – was recently presented to actor Andrew Scott on The Late Late Show.Scott now plays Moriarty on the BBC’s Sherlock show, but he had a pretty impressive start.3. Barry McGuigan winning the world title in 1985Any child of the early eighties can tell you where they were when Barry McGuigan became the World Featherweight Boxing Champion.He beat defending champion Eusebio Pedroza from Panama at Queen’s Park Rangers Football Ground, Loftus Road in London, on 9 June 1985. Source: Bob Dear/PA4. Barry McGuigan’s manager Barney EastwoodMcGuigan’s manager Mr Eastwood was almost as famous as the boxer himself, as he guided him to global success.The pair fell out not long after McGuigan’s massive win, and became embroiled in a legal battle. Barney Eastwood and Barry McGuigan at the weigh-in before the 1985 world championship fight Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesDermot Morgan even wrote a song about Barney Eastwood, released as a single in December 1985: Source: craigavonvideo5. Alan Hughes’ hair in the Going Back ESB adThis ad hit our TV screens in 1988, and we still can’t hear that song without having a little cry. Source: fireeater999cmcc6. Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche hitting the cycling big timeRoche and Kelly were responsible for a lot of this in the mid eighties:Stephen Roche became a national hero when he won the Tour de France in 1987, while the eighties also saw Seán Kelly become one of the most successful road racers of his generation. Source: AP/Press Association Images Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images Source: Lionel Cironneau Source: AP/Press Association Images7. The Seán Kelly cycling gameKelly was such a fixture of the eighties that he got his own board game.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office adopted a new online citizen reporting system, provided by CopLogic, that allows people to report minor crimes online.Reports submitted through the Citizens Online Police Reporting Systems will be reviewed by the sheriff’s office, then approved and transferred into the records management system, according to a sheriff’s office bulletin. Once the report is approved, the person who filed it will receive a copy via email.Typical crimes reported online include vehicle prowls, identity theft, fraud, property crimes, hit and run and telephone harassment. Emergency calls must still be reported through 911.This new systems frees up time for deputies to address community needs, the release said.To file a report or learn more, visit File a Crime Report or call 360-397-2022.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Restoring cell phone and internet service remains a top priority for South Floridians affect by Irma.According to the Federal Communications Commission, 30 percent of cell sites in Miami-Dade and Broward remain out of service. In Monroe County, 82 percent of cell sites are not operational.However, those without power can charge their devices at free charging centers located at Miami-Dade College’s Gibson Education Center or at any company-owned AT&T store.Crews have also worked hard at getting South Florida fully online. Atlantic Broadband reported that 43 percent of its customers now have internet service, while further repairs are underway.According to Comcast Xfinity, the company aims to have its service restored in Miami-Dade and Broward by Monday. Crews have also begun working in the Uppder Keys, but have not been cleared to travel south of Marathon.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Then-candidate Mike Dunleavy speaks at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library in Juneau. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Governor Mike Dunleavy says Alaska’s budget deficit requires dramatic cuts to state services and he wants it done in one year. The Governor says he wants a permanent fiscal plan for Alaska and he has proposed amendments to the constitution to keep future governors and lawmakers from changing the tax structure or the PFD formula without a vote of the people. Governor Dunleavy makes the case for his goals for the future on the next Talk of Alaska. HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Governor Mike DunleavyPARTICIPATE:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastSend an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (comments may be read on air)Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.
Hyderabad: Bhagyanagar Municipal GHMC Employees Union President K Shankar will be contesting in the elections which will be conducted for the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) Employees Union in the coming days.Speaking to the media at GHMC head office here on Wednesday, Bharatiya Mazdoor Union (BMU) national vice-president S Mallesham said that BMU has decided to field K Shankar in the elections of HMWSSB Employees Union and he urged the employees to vote for Shankar. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Shankar was congratulated by the members of BMU and Bhagyanagar Municipal GHMC Employees Union on this occasion. Addressing the media, Shankar said that BMU was not associated with any political party and its purely to fight for the problem of the employees. The Congress party has never interfered in employees’ union elections, but the TRS was interfering in all the local elections, he lamented. Already we are fighting for the problems faced by the employees in GHMC and now, we will fight for the problems of water board employees, if they won in the water board employees union election, he said.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer listens to a question during a briefing at the White House. Photo: AFP White House’s Spicer stumbles over Hitler referenceWhite House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons on his own people Tuesday, momentarily forgetting the Holocaust and prompting renewed calls for his resignation.During a White House briefing Spicer sought to intensify criticism of Bashar al-Assad, painting the Syrian leader’s suspected use of sarin nerve agent against civilians last week as historically evil.“You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” Spicer said, comparing Assad unfavorably.His comments-during the Jewish festival of Passover, prompted anti-defamation groups and Democrats to call for the already embattled press secretary’s resignation.“Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements,” said top Congressional Democrat Nancy Pelosi.“Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.”Spicer-the most public face of the Donald Trump’s administration after the president himself-has is a frequent target of ire and satirists for his angry denunciations press coverage and sometimes loose grasp of the facts.He was pilloried for his first appearance in the press briefing room in January, when he browbeat journalists and falsely insisted Trump had the biggest inaugural audience ever.He later caused an international incident by claiming British signals intelligence agency GCHQ helped former president Barack Obama spy on Trump.Furious British spies described the claim as “nonsense” and “utterly ridiculous,” forcing Spicer to explain his comments to the British ambassador.But his latest claim brought anger from across the political spectrum and looks of astonishment from the assembled White House press corps, who offered Spicer a chance to clarify.“I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no-he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing,” Spicer said, returning to the subject.As journalists shouted “what about the Holocaust?” Spicer continued, “I think there is clearly… I understand the point, thank you, thank you I appreciate that.”Hitler “brought them into the Holocaust centers, I understand that. But I’m saying in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down, to innocent-into the middle of towns, it was brought… so the use of it, I appreciate the clarification, that was not the intent.”Steven Goldstein, head of the Anne Frank Center, described Spicer’s comments as an “evil slur” and said he now “lacks the integrity to serve.”In a further written clarification, Spicer said he was “in no way… trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust.”“I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable,” he said.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis later offered a hint at what Spicer may have meant, saying that “even in World War II, chemical weapons were not used on battlefields.“Since World War I, there has been an international convention on this.”Richard Price, professor of political science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and author of The Chemical Weapons Taboo told AFP Hitler in fact came very close to using chemical weapons on civilian areas.“Hitler used gas widely in the concentration camps, but they never used them against soldiers nor against cities,” he said.“Albert Speer, munitions minister, said that during the trials of Nuremberg that Hitler gave the order to use them in the last months of the war, but his generals refused, because they knew the war was over, there was no point.”Syria briefingTuesday incident was not the first time this week that Spicer has found himself in rhetorical difficulty over Syria.On Monday, he suggested that Trump could take military action if Assad were to drop more barrel bombs-a regular occurrence in Syria’s brutal war and a red line that would almost immediately be breeched, making US military action all but certain.The White House privately walked back his comments.Later in Tuesday’s briefing, Spicer also raised eyebrows when he declared Iran a failed state.Trump’s pared-back approach to staffing has resulted in many of the apparatus around Spicer from being removed.There are around half the number of National Security Council’s communications staff, whose job is-in part-to brief the press secretary on international developments.The State Department does not have a spokesperson and has stopped holding daily briefings, which often serve as an early warning system for the White House about questions and issues headed their way.
Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty ImagesLondon police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by many women in recent days.The Weinstein Company says it will file for bankruptcy after a deal for the sale of the company fell apart.The film and television studio had been in talks with a group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, who was in charge of the Small Business Administration under President Obama, and backed by billionaire Ron Burkle. The deal was said to be worth $500 million — “roughly $275 million for the Weinstein Company, plus the assumption of $225 million in debt,” The New York Times reports.According to a letter from the Weinstein Company to Contreras-Sweet and Burkle, talks broke down in part over the issue of interim funding, which the studio needed to stay operational and paying its employees.“[W]e must conclude that your plan to buy this company was illusory and would only leave this Company hobbling toward its demise to the detriment of all constituents,” the company said in a letter. “Despite your previous statements, it is simply impossible to avoid the conclusion that you have no intention to sign an agreement — much less to close one — and no desire to save valuable assets and jobs.”“While we recognize that this is an extremely unfortunate outcome for our employees, our creditors and any victims, the board has no choice,” the company said in a statement to the Times. “Over the coming days, the company will prepare its bankruptcy filing with the goal of achieving maximum value in court.”Two weeks ago, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Weinstein Company and its founding brothers, stating that that the studio “repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.”“Any sale of The Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched,” Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the suit.The suit appears to have played a role in scuttling the sale. If there is no sale of the Weinstein Company, it’s not clear how such victim compensation would be funded.Gloria Allred, the attorney representing many of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims, “was angry with the timing of the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit precisely because she feared it would kill the deal and lead to bankruptcy … which would hurt the victims’ chances for compensation,” as NPR’s Elizabeth Blair told Morning Edition.Another aspect in the deal’s collapse likely was the role of David Glasser, whom the investors wanted to make the new CEO.“Glasser was a top executive under Harvey Weinstein,” Blair explained. “The Attorney General was adamant that no perpetrators or enablers to Weinstein’s misconduct be part of the sale — and he believed Glasser was one of them. The Weinstein Company board then fired Glasser. And Schneiderman met with both sides of the sale and appeared to approve the conditions of the sale.”But the letter from the Weinstein Company makes clear that the contingencies related to Glasser were a problem. An attorney for Glasser has said he plans to sue for wrongful termination.The bid from Contreras-Sweet was seen as a way for the company to survive and retain its employees. Other bidders were primarily interested in certain of the company’s assets, especially its library of films, and most of the other bids would have required a sale through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Los Angeles Times.The fall of the Weinstein Company has been swift in the four-and-a-half months since The New York Times reported allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein over decades, ranging from harassment to rape. The New Yorker soon published further allegations. Weinstein was fired from the company three days after the Times story came out.He has apologized for some of his behavior, but “denies many of the accusations as patently false,” Lisa Bloom, then Weinstein’s lawyer, said in October.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
One of the objects was found to be near W Aquilae in the night sky—the other adjacent to Alpha Centauri . Both groups report being skeptical at first regarding a faint glow, but monitored what they had seen nonetheless—to their surprise they found that the objects appeared to move relative to the stars behind them, which suggested they might be relatively close and that they might be orbiting the sun. Neither group was able to gain much evidence regarding the properties of the objects they had spied, because both of them were only able to make two observations, but both teams suggest there was enough data to allow for ruling out the object being an ordinary star.The Swedish team nick-named the object they observed Gna, after a Nordic God known for its swiftness, and have told the press they had no intention of suggesting they had found the mythical Planet X which supposedly lies somewhere beyond Pluto. Instead they suggest it might be a large asteroid. The team from Mexico went a little further suggesting that the object they observed might possibly turn out to be a brown dwarf.There is also the possibility, as some astronomers who have read the two papers suggest, that either or both of the objects are merely illusions, random blips or noise that for a moment or two appeared to take the shape of a very far away object. Some have even tweeted their opinions, insinuating that jumping on the Planet X bandwagon would be sheer folly.Despite the skepticism, it is likely that other research groups will be training their instruments on the piece of sky where the objects were possibly seen, to prove or disprove their existence and to put a stop to the conjecture. Both of the teams involved have voiced their support of such efforts, noting that they would like an explanation for what they observed. ALMA prototype-antennas at the ALMA test facility. Credit: ESO Explore further (Phys.org)—Two separate teams of researchers (one from Mexico, the other Sweden), have incited skepticism among the astronomy community by posting papers on the preprint server arXiv each describing a different large object they observed in the outer edges of the solar system. Both teams made their observations after reviewing data from ALMA—a cluster of radio dishes in the Chilean mountains. Astronomers spot most distant object in solar system More information: A new submm source within a few arcseconds of α Centauri: ALMA discovers the most distant object of the solar system, arXiv:1512.02652 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1512.02652The serendipitous discovery of a possible new solar system object with ALMA, arXiv:1512.02650 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1512.02650 © 2015 Phys.org Journal information: arXiv Citation: Report of discovery of large object in far outer edges of solar system incites skeptical reactions (2015, December 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-12-discovery-large-outer-edges-solar.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
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