Stephen Sondheim Releases Statement About Into the Woods Movie

first_img Into the Woods will be in theaters on December 25.  The composer says that he, alongside the show’s book writer and film’s screenwriter James Lapine, worked out every change with movie director Rob Marshall, and having seen a full rough cut, can call the film not only “a faithful adaptation,” but also a “first-rate movie.”  View Comments Stephen Sondheim has clarified his view on the upcoming Into the Woods movie. The legendary composer has released a statement in response to the vehement reaction to a piece that ran in The New Yorker that revealed differences between the stage and screen versions.center_img “An article in The New Yorker misreporting my ‘Master Class’ conversation about censorship in our schools with 17 teachers from the Academy for Teachers a couple of weeks ago has created some false impressions about my collaboration with the Disney Studio on the film version of Into the Woods,” Sondheim said in the statement. “The fact is that James (Lapine, who wrote both the show and the movie) and I worked out every change from stage to screen with the producers and with Rob Marshall, the director. Despite what the New Yorker article may convey, the collaboration was genuinely collaborative and always productive. When the conversation with the teachers occurred, I had not yet seen a full rough cut of the movie. Coincidentally, I saw it immediately after leaving the meeting and, having now seen it a couple of times, I can happily report that it is not only a faithful adaptation of the show, it is a first-rate movie. And for those who care, as the teachers did, the Prince’s dalliance is still in the movie, and so is ‘Any Moment.'” Yes, “Any Moment” is in there. And Sondheim is happy. If he’s happy, so are we. Right? Call off your curses!last_img read more

December 1, 2002 Notices

first_imgDecember 1, 2002 Notices December 1, 2002 Regular News J anuary appointments to be filled The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its January 31, 2003, meeting: Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2003, on this 30-member board of directors which administers Florida’s IOTA program. Applicants must also be members of The Florida Bar Foundation.Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download and complete the application on-line from the Bar’s Web site,, or may call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, extension 6802, to obtain an application form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Thursday, January 9, 2003. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of applications.Bar Young Lawyers Division now accepting applications The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting applications to fill a vacant position on its board representing the 18th Circuit.Anyone wishing to fill this vacancy should send a letter of intent and a resume to Austin Newberry, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 not later than January 2, 2003.Second DCA JNC taking applications Applications are being sought to fill a vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal, created by the resignation of Judge John R. Blue effective January 31, 2003.Applications will be screened by the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, which will send nominees to the governor. The governor then has 60 days from the receipt of the nominees to make the appointment.Applicants must reside within the Second DCA, be a registered voter, and have been a member in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding 10 years. Application forms are available from Ky M. Koch, 200 N. Garden Avenue, Suite A, Clearwater 33755.Ten copies of the completed application and attachments must be received by Koch no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 4. Application forms are also available to download from The Florida Bar Web site at questions concerning this process should be directed to Koch at (727) 446-6248.U.S. 11th Circuit plans to amend its local rules The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has proposed amendments to its rules.A copy of the proposed amendments may be obtained on and after December 3 from the 11th Circuit’s Web site at A copy may also be obtained without charge from the Office of the Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 56 Forsyth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, phone (404) 335-6100. Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted in writing to the clerk at the above street address by January 3, 2003.Workers’ comp JNC to fill West Palm vacancy The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims is now accepting applications for the judge of compensation claims vacancy in District I-South (West Palm Beach), created by the recent resignation of Judge Juan Bello.Qualified applicants must submit the original completed application and one copy to G. Bart Billbrough, Commission chair, Suite 902, 2600 Douglas Road, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 442-2701, fax (305)442-2801, and one additional copy must be submitted to each commission member by 5 p.m. December 27.Applications and the list of commission members may be obtained from Billbrough.last_img read more

Courts section added back into the Journal directory

first_imgCourts section added back into the Journal directory May 15, 2005 Regular News Courts section added back into the Journal directoryFor at least the 2005 issue, the Bar Journal directory will include the popular section on judges and related officials.As part of a long-term goal to eventually phase out the printed directory as the same information becomes available on the Internet, the section of judges had been removed from the 2004 directory, as well as other information. That led to several protests by members who said it was handier to have the information in a printed format even if online information was more up-to-date.The Communications Committee revisited the issue and last month recommended to the Bar Board of Governors that the judicial section be reinstated at least for the 2005 edition. The information will also be posted on the Bar’s Web site as it appears in the directory.“If we put it back in the book, it’s going to be really hard to take it out next time, if that’s the direction we move in,” Communications Committee Chair Mike Glazer told the board. “Ultimately the vote of the committee was to put the court section back in the directory in 2005, but at the same time put it on the Web site in the same format.”Board member Harold Melvin, noting that the Martin County Bar Association had felt so strongly that it passed a resolution supporting the reinstatement of the judges’ section, agreed with that position.“In reality, it’s the little things that we do for our members that really sticks in their minds,” he said.The board approved the recommendation by a voice vote. Glazer said adding the section will cost the Bar about $9,200.last_img read more

10 tough but valuable career lessons to learn by 30

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Stephanie Taylor ChristensenSome of the most important lessons you learn during your first decade working in “the real world” come from one source: The school of hard knocks.There are professional failures you can’t predict, opportunities that end up being too good to be true, and moments when you don’t live up to your potential.Although they may seem career-ending in the moment, these workplace setbacks can prove their value over time.In part, it’s because they are mistakes you’ll never forget or repeat.We rounded up 10 tough career scenarios that often happen as you’re building your career in your 20s—along with expert advice on how to find the “silver lining” lessons within these career clouds. continue reading »last_img read more

Green asks M&S to reveal value of property portfolio

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Armed separatists shoot at Indonesian Air Force plane over Papua

first_imgAn Indonesian Air Force CASA CN A-2909 plane was shot at by a faction of the National Liberation Army of West Papua (TPNPB) while flying over Serambakon district in Pegunungan Bintang regency, Papua, at 4,800 feet on Monday.The plane, which had taken off from Jayapura, was shot at on Monday at 8:50 a.m. local time.“The plane managed to land in the capital of Pegunungan Bintang, Oksibil, but five holes were found on the plane’s body,” Cenderawasih Military Command spokesperson Lt. Col. Eko Daryanto said on Monday as quoted by Eko said the plane was not heavily damaged and could still function.The TPNPB took responsibility through its spokesperson, Sebby Sambom, who resides in Papua New Guinea.”The headquarters of TPNPB is responsible for the shooting. This war will continue,” Sebby said in a press release seen by The Jakarta Post on Monday. He claimed that the plane had been transporting military and police personnel to Oksibil.Sila Papare Airfield commander Air Commodore Tri Bowo, however, said the plane was carrying 3 tons of foodstuff and other materials owned by the Pegunungan Bintang regency administration. Eko said this was not the first shooting to take place in Pegunungan Bintang recently. On March 2, trucks belonging to a state-owned enterprise were shot at by an armed group in Oksop district.Papua has seen an escalating number of shootings since the beginning of the year. Shootings happened in several regions, such as Nduga regency, Intan Jaya, Mimika, Pegunungan Bintang and Keerom.Cenderawasih Military Command deputy head Lt. Col. Inf Dax Sianturi said he believed the armed groups were conducting the shootings to thwart two national events that would be held in Papua this year, namely the regional elections and the National Games (PON). (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Former APG general counsel joins law firm Grant & Eisenhofer

first_imgGuus Warringa, former general counsel at Dutch asset manager APG, has joined international investor law firm Grant & Eisenhofer (G&E). During his seven-year tenure at the €424bn asset manager, Warringa helped European pension funds to challenge the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), as well as controversial European Commission proposals to levy a financial transaction tax (FTT).On behalf of APG’s main client, the €356bn civil service pension fund ABP, Warringa also played a leading role in lawsuits against Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse over the alleged mis-selling of collateralised debt obligations prior to the financial crisis.All of these cases were settled in 2013. Jay Eisenhofer and Stuart Grant, G&E’s co-founders and managing directors, said Warringa was a “tremendous addition” to the company.“His extensive experience and vigorous activism on behalf of institutional investors will be an incredible assets to our client base,” they said.Warringa said the law firm provided an “excellent platform” to continue his work on behalf of pension funds and other institutional investors, which have become “much more vocal and active in recent years”.“Joining G&E provides me with the opportunities to further support that process and strengthen the investors’ possibilities,” he added.Prior to joining APG, Warringa served as general counsel at Euronext Amsterdam.He has also held senior international positions within the NYSE Euronext group.Warringa started his career in private practice as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer.He holds a law degree from Leiden University and a Masters degree from Cambridge University.US-based G&E represents institutional investors from across the globe in securities class actions, derivatives lawsuits and financial litigation matters.last_img read more

Hosni Mubarak: Egypt’s former leader given travel ban

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 75 Views   no discussions BBC News Tweet Share Hosni Mubarak is reported to be in ill healthEgypt’s public prosecutor has issued a travel ban on ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family.The order also freezes their money and assets, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said.Mr Mubarak stepped down on 11 February, after almost 30 years in power, in the wake of mounting public protests.He is believed to be living in his villa in Sharm el-Sheikh but in poor health, and has not been seen or heard of publicly since stepping down.Mr Mubarak handed power to the military, which appointed an interim government to write a new constitution and hold elections.The prosecutor’s office said the travel ban and asset freeze was issued while complaints – which were not specified – against the Mubarak family were being investigated, Reuters news agency reported.The order applies to Mr Mubarak, his wife Suzanne, their two sons Ala and Gamal and their wives.Fortune deniedEgypt has already requested a number of governments to freeze the overseas assets of the Mubarak family.Protesters and anti-corruption campaigners have been pressing for an investigation into the Mubarak family’s assets, put at anywhere from $1bn to $70bn (£616m-£43bn).However, Mr Mubarak’s legal representative has denied reports that the former president amassed a fortune while in office.Three of Mr Mubarak’s former officials have been charged with corruption-related offences: former ministers of interior Habib al-Adly, tourism Zuhair Garana, and housing Ahmed al-Maghrabi.Justice officials said on Sunday that Mr Adly would face trial on money laundering charges from 5 March. News Hosni Mubarak: Egypt’s former leader given travel ban by: – February 28, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Nat’l Museum stops Igbaras treasure hunt

first_imgThe supposed treasure hunting permitee, Noly Laquihon Bayogos, wasalso nowhere in sight. ILOILO – The National Museum of the Philippines has stopped thetreasuring hunting in Barangay Pasong, Igbaras, Iloilo. Esmeralda thanked the National Museumfor acting fast but he remained concerned. There were no more diggers around. They may have gotten wind ofthe inspection. Under the law, all treasure hunting permits and licenses shall beissued by the National Museum of the Philippines. “This Office (also) reserves the right to (take) appropriate legalaction against you without prejudice to other agencies’ right to file an actionunder their mandates and for people or properties largely affected by yourillegal activities,” added Barns. The excavation reached some 80 meters deep, said Esmeralda. The cease and desist order was issued by National Museumdirector-general Jeremy Barns. Personnel of the National Museum of the Philippines check the mouth of this deep treasure hunting excavation in Barangay Pasong, Igbaras, Iloilo. Under the law, treasure hunting permits and licenses are issued by the National Museum. This one in Barangay Pasong has no permit, according to the museum. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The cease and desist order from the National Museum was now ineffect, declared Honey Beso, chief of the National Museum-operated WesternVisayas Regional Museum who led the inspection team. The local government of Igbaras recently inquired with theNational Museum if it had issued a treasure hunting permit to Bayogos coveringthe property owned by Leonora Escuriasa. Nearby households feared theexcavations would have adverse geological impact such as landslide, soilerosion and the earth caving in. Esmeralda urged village residents toremain vigilant and inform local authorities if the diggers return to resumethe excavation. The permit in the possession of Bayogos, CPD-THP-2019-20 datedJune 1, 2019, was in fact issued to somebody else – Leovigilda Uson / FranciscoS. Dela Fuente on May 28, 2019 for Sitio Lanod, Barangay Punean, Carangalan,Nueva Ecijca, according to Barns. According to Barns, Bayogos could be charged with violation ofRepublic Act No. 10066, the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009. “Basimagmunog ang ulan kag magluntad angsoil erosion,” he said. Together with Ej Peralta and Alan Arriola of the National Museum’sCultural Properties Regulation Division, Beso inspected the excavation area incoordination with Mayor Jaime Esmeralda. It sent a team to check the excavation site yesterday – a privatelot on a hilly portion of Barangay Pasong. The National Museum chief also ordered Bayogos to rehabilitate theexcavated area./PN Villagers said Escuriasa was longer residing in Barangay Pasong;she moved to Guimbal town. Violators of the National Museum’s cease and desist order would bearrested, said Esmeralda. According to Barns, the treasure hunting for alleged Yamashitatreasure was “unauthorized and considered illegal.” last_img read more

Lady Chargers Defeat Lady Panthers

first_imgNorth Decatur High School Girls Varsity Golf beat Knightstown High School 0-222.Even without a full team Thursday evening at North Branch, it was still a fantastic night for the team. Some hilights include not one but two personal bests rounds from Laronda Schwartz and Katy Kinker! Also, Sidney Parmer was only inches short from a hole in one on Bridge hole 2!ND Scoring” Sidney Parmer: 42 (individual medalist), Katy Kinker: 48, Laronda Schwartz: 54.last_img