The Chautauqua Institution Logo.CHAUTAUQUA – The Chautauqua Institution has announced the organization plans to host some in-person programming during its 2021 summer season.The Institution’s President, Michael E. Hill, says the approach was approved by the Institution’s Board of Trustees this month and will depend on further guidance and regulations from state, federal and local government officials.“This working plan is the result of our team having spent the entire fall consulting experts, learning from the experience of industry colleagues, and observing and analyzing government regulations concerning entities with operations similar to Chautauqua’s,” said Hill in a statement. “We took those learnings alongside the evolving news but promise of vaccines, and crafted a series of informed assumptions about what we might encounter in June.”Hill noted all Institution operations will meet — and in many cases exceed — federal, state and local regulations. Details of how these mandated policies and procedures will affect the patron experience will be shared as the season approaches, following more firm guidance from authorities. At the moment, the Institution plans to use its open-air Amphitheater as its primary programming venue for all major programs, though it is anticipated patron capacity would need to be reduced to comply with guidelines.A modified gate pass structure will help Chautauqua manage access to its venues, including the introduction of a long-term pass that does not include Amphitheater programming, at a substantially reduced price.Holders of the new pass will be able to curate their own Chautauqua experience via purchase of single event tickets for any programs they wish to attend.Ticket sales for long-term passes will begin in January. Day passes and single-event ticket sales are expected to begin in February and March.Chautauqua’s 2020 program plans include in-house programs, pending health and safety regulations, and accommodating changes to conform to a reconfigured daily and weekly schedule. This includes daily ecumenical services, the two primary lecture series daily from the departments of Education and Religion, popular shows, theater and opera productions, Massey Organ concerts, master classes and enrichment courses, and performances by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and students of the Music School Festival Orchestra.Other traditional Chautauqua programs may appear primarily on the digital platforms of CHQ Assembly, including some Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle author discussions.Chautauqua’s Schools of Performing and Visual Arts will convene abridged and appropriately distanced training programs in dance, music and the visual arts. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) read more
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras has used its bonds with fellow Central American nations as part of Operation Martillo to score major victories in its narcotics fight during the first seven months of the year. “The cooperation among countries allows for the exchange of information and improved technological resources, which leads to the strong blows we’re presently delivering against narco-traffickers, who move by air and sea,” said Col. Isaac Santos Aguilar, head of the Directorate for the Fight against Drug Trafficking (DLCN). The DLCN seized 11,023 pounds of cocaine and 39,282 pounds of marijuana during the first seven months of 2012 after confiscating 12,612 pounds of cocaine and 154 pounds of marijuana all of last year. Santos Aguilar praised the results of Operation Martillo, an international mission that gathers Western Hemisphere and European nations in an effort to curtail illicit trafficking routes on both coasts of the Central American isthmus. “We work jointly with international cooperation to try to interrupt the flow of drugs,” he said. “The efforts have been successful: A great amount of drugs has been confiscated; airplanes have been forced to land; it’s allowed for the capture of speedboats; and through Operation Martillo, in March of this year a semi-submersible was intercepted in the Caribbean.” So far this year, authorities have seized two narco-submarines. Last year, they seized three, according to the DLCN. Thanks to information gathered through Operation Martillo, the DLCN determined where narco-traffickers have established their principal routes. “During the past nine months, the inflow of drugs from South America into our country by land has centered in the northwestern region, especially in the department of Olancho,” Santos Aguilar said. “On the other hand, in the Caribbean we’ve seen an increase in trafficking in the department of Gracias a Dios and Colón.” The majority of narcotics-carrying planes enter the country through the Agalta Valley and the municipality of Catacamas in Olancho. But there’s also been an increase in narcotics-related activities in the areas of Ahuas, Auca, Brus Laguna and Wampusirpe in Gracias a Dios, Santos Aguilar said. “Those are remote areas and hard to reach,” he added. So far this year, the DLCN has destroyed 17 clandestine airstrips used by narco-traffickers to smuggle narcotics into the country – 13 more than were eradicated in 2011. Santos Aguilar also said the judicial system is handing down stiffer penalties and prison sentences to convicted narco-traffickers. “[The drug traffickers] no longer operate with as much impunity,” he said. “Perhaps toward the end of last year and the beginning of this one, we were saturated with the amount of drugs and flights entering the country,” he said. “But officials are coming down on crime, and the drugs that are confiscated are destroyed immediately.” Santos Aguilar said it isn’t just large-scale traffickers the DLCN is targeting. “We’re fighting the small-scale sale of narcotics and the illegal money being made by people who act in collusion with Honduran and foreign mafias to introduce drugs into the country,” Santos Aguilar said. “It’s money that’s being made at the expense of blood – the blood of Hondurans.” Santos Aguilar added the fight against narcotics extends beyond enforcement, as the DLCN has partnered with the Honduran National Police, the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI), which is the tax collecting branch, and the Secretary of Health to steer children away from drugs. By Dialogo August 31, 2012 “Young people are the biggest consumers in the country, and it’s evident that they’re increasingly using synthetic drugs; but the trafficking, consumption and distribution of drugs remain,” he said. At least 100,000 students use marijuana, 47,000 use cocaine, 37,000 use crack and other drugs and 174,000 drink alcohol, according to a survey given to students nationwide by the Honduran Institute for the Prevention of Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and Dependency on Pharmaceuticals (IHADFA). There are 1.3 million elementary and junior high school students between the ages of 6 and 15 and 533,000 high school students nationwide, according to the Secretary of Education. “The use of drugs among young people is hard to control because drugs have a presence all over the country, “said Rony Efraín Portillo, IHADFA’s general director. “Only by acting together can we face this evil.” About 60% of Hondurans, a country of eight million, say narco-traffickers have anywhere between “a lot” and “some” degree of influence in their municipalities and departments, according to a July 2012 survey conducted by the National Commissioner on Human Rights (CONADEH). The survey shed light on why Ramón Custodio López, the head of CONADEH, said narcotics have become a major problem. “Honduras is no longer a country where drugs transit through – it’s now a country with drug trafficking, which impacts all facets of society,” he said. “So far, we’ve managed to restructure some institutions created to combat narco-trafficking. It’s a long road but we’re in the right path.” read more
April 1, 2002 Regular News Board, YLD Board members elected Board, YLD Board members elected The results are in for the four contested Board of Governors races and the two contested Young Lawyers Division board races. All but two of the races have been decided.In the board races:• For 13th Circuit, Seat 1, Timon V. Sullivan defeated E. Christopher Adboney, both of Tampa, 902 to 582.• For 15th Circuit, Seat 4, Amy L. Smith of West Palm Beach defeated Richard B. Kay of Tequesta, 1,105 to 238.• For 17th Circuit, Seat 1, Alan C. “Peter” Brandt, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale defeated Leigh C. Katzman of Lauderhill, 994 to 306.In the YLD races:• For 16th Circuit, Seat 1, Sam Kaufman of Key West edged out Shawn D. Smith, also of Key West, 19 to 16.Run-off elections will be held for Seat 1 on the Fourth Circuit and YLD Seat 2, Out-of-State Circuit. Bar members voting in those races should receive ballots on or around April 1.As with the previous races, members will be able to vote online at www.election.com in lieu of returning their paper ballot. There is also a link from the Bar’s Web site, www.FLABAR.org. In the Fourth Circuit race, members will decide between Jacksonville lawyers Terrance E. Schmidt and S. Grier Wells, who garnered 377 and 525 votes, respectively.Thomas S. Edwards, Jr., also of Jacksonville, garnered 325 votes and was defeated in the initial race for the Fourth Circuit seat.For the YLD Out-of-State Circuit, Seat 2, voters will decide between Amy M. Hass of Atlanta and Victoria Wu of Silver Spring, Maryland, who earned 96 and 94 votes, respectively.Ronald Scott Kaniuk of New York, New York was defeated in the initial race for the seat with 48 votes.The newly elected board members, including those elected in uncontested races, will be sworn in during the Bar’s Annual Meeting in Boca Raton on June 21. read more
The Binghamton Police Department charged 18-year-old Antonio A. Masso with reckless endangerment in the 1st degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, both felonies. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — One person was arrested following a report of shots fired on June 26. Police say officers responded to 117 Walnut St. for the report around 11 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found three different caliber shell cases. They say there were no injuries reported. The shooting remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Binghamton Police Department.
Feb 19, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – In the wake of a national Salmonella outbreak, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised its warning about potentially tainted peanut butter to include all Peter Pan peanut butter products bought since May 2006.The FDA’s initial advisory on Feb 14 said only Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter with product codes beginning with “2111” and bought since last May carried a risk of contamination with Salmonella enterica serovar Tennessee. But on Feb 16 the FDA issued a new statement saying the advisory covered all Peter Pan peanut butter bought since May.All Peter Pan products are produced at a single ConAgra facility in Sylvester, Ga., and have codes that include 2111, the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) explained in a Feb 16 question-and-answer bulletin.Jars of Great Value peanut butter beginning with the 2111 product code and purchased since May 2006 are still included in the advisory because they were produced at the same plant as the Peter Pan products. However, the FDA said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not linked them to any Salmonella cases.The FDA has tied the tainted peanut butter to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 290 people in 39 states since August. Among the hardest hit states are New York (32), Pennsylvania (23), and several southeastern states, according to the CDC. S enterica typically causes fever and nonbloody diarrhea that resolves in a week.Forty-six people have been hospitalized in the outbreak, but none have died, the FDA said. Illness onset dates, known for 171 patients, range from Aug. 1, 2006, to Jan. 30, 2006, according to the CDC.Two closely related DNA fingerprints of S Tennessee have been associated with the outbreak, the CDC has said. The DNA patterns were identified through PulseNet, a national network of public health laboratories.The current outbreak is the second known instance of Salmonella contamination in peanut butter. In 1996, 15 people were sickened after eating peanut butter that was contaminated with S enterica serovar Mbandaka, according to a 1998 report published in the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Investigators traced the contamination to roasted peanuts.See also:Feb 16 FDA press releasehttp://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01565.htmlFeb 16 FDA CFSAN question-and-answer bulletinhttp://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm085600.htmFeb 15 CDC updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/salmonellosis_2007/outbreak_notice.htmCIDRAP overview of salmonellosishttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food-disease/causes/salmoview.html read more
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Read also: Coronavirus drives record US job losses amid economic shutdownThe furlough will begin the following day, Disney said, stressing that affected staff would receive full healthcare benefits for the duration. The entire Disney Parks, Experiences and Products divisions, which include 12 theme parks, hotels and a cruise line, employ some 177,000 people.The company did not say on Friday how many of those employees would be furloughed. Last week, Disney’s executive chairman Bob Iger said he planned to forego his entire salary until things get better while CEO Bob Chapek will take a 50 percent cut of his base salary.Read also: Virtual theme park rides you can experience from homeAccording to Forbes, Iger earned US$47.5 million in 2019, including stock awards and a $21.8 million bonus.Chapek has a base salary of $2.5 million plus a target bonus of $7.5 million and an annual long-term incentive grant of $15 million, according to Forbes.Topics : The Walt Disney company said on Thursday it plans to furlough some of its employees starting later this month as the coronavirus pandemic keeps its theme parks and other businesses shuttered.”The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on our world with untold suffering and loss, and has required all of us to make sacrifices,” the company said in a statement. The company committed to paying employees through April 18 but said there was “no clear indication” of when it would be able to restart its businesses. read more
Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar? Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn makes his choice Comment Advertisement Thomas Partey has long been a transfer target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Nigel Winterburn feels Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar would be great signings for Arsenal and would like to see his former club snap up both midfielders, but with only enough money to buy one, Partey would be his choice.Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is keen to add a central midfielder to his squad before the transfer window closes on 5 October, with Partey and Aouar key targets to fill the role.Both are availabe this summer, but the problem has been price, with Atletico Madrid insisting that Arsenal must meet Partey’s release clause of £43m, while Lyon want a similar fee for Aouar.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have only been able to muster offers worth around £30m and must improve them if they want to force through a purchase before 5 October.ADVERTISEMENTWinterburn cannot see his former club coming up with the funds to buy both men and given the choice, it would be Partey who the England international would go for.‘Players like Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar are players that I’m pleased to see Arsenal linked with. They are different types of players that can bolster a midfield,’ Winterburn told Free Super Tips.‘I really like Partey because he is quick, solid and powerful off the ball as much as on it. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Sep 2020 7:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link546Shares Houssem Aouar is also wanted by Juventus (Picture Getty Images/AFP )‘There have been times in the past when Arsenal fail to break things down because of the pace of other teams on the counterattack, which is something that Partey could come in to do.‘He takes the ball in tight situations and has the power and the ability to go past the opposing midfield players. Once you start to eliminate in this way as Partey does, you tend to open space in and around the opposition’s defence.‘As always with Arsenal it takes a long time to get things done. We’re just going to have to again wait and see, but I don’t believe that Arsenal have the money to bring them both in.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Also, when discussing ideal signings, we forget to consider whether those players want to join Arsenal, and that’s the most important thing.‘So, we’ve got to wait and see, but my preference of the two would be Thomas Partey.’After Arsenal’s Premier League defeat to Liverpool on Monday night, another club legend Ian Wright said it is ‘imperative’ they sign Aouar.‘[They need] Someone who they can pass the ball to, who is comfortable to receive it with someone on his back, who can pop it off, who can turn it round the corner,’ Wright told Premier League Productions.‘From there Arsenal can play but we can’t do that at the moment. That’s why it’s imperative we get Aouar from Lyon. ‘He’s someone that can get on the ball and get the forwards going. you saw the chances that Ceballos made when he came on. that’s what Arsenal need.’MORE: Chelsea midfielder Jorginho’s agent responds to Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain rumoursAdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac close to reaching agreement with Bayer LeverkusenFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. read more
RelatedPosts Robben suffers fresh injury blow CAF, NFF salute Chukwueze at 21 Robben’s wife contracts coronavirus FC Groningen have signed Arjen Robben for the 2020-21 season, with the Dutchman returning to his childhood club.Robben left Bayern Munich in 2019 and entered retirement after a stellar 10-year career with the club, but will now be joining Groningen, where he made his debut as a 16-year-old. “After a wonderful adventure of 18 years, we’re coming home,” Robben said in a video accompanying the announcement.The 36-year-old left Bayern Munich at the end of last season, announcing his retirement on July 4, 2019.However, Groningen said Robben has been back in training for the past few weeks in order to be ready to go at the start of the 2020-21 season.He said his surprise comeback is so he can help the club through a time of crisis.An official unveiling will occur at a press conference on Sunday. “The club can use any help during this period to get through the corona crisis,” said Robben. “I myself have also participated in various actions and also thought about what else I could do for our club.“It started to itch and now it’s my mission. I’m working on a comeback as a footballer. I don’t know yet whether this will work. What I do know is that it will not depend on my commitment and motivation.“It will be a tough physical challenge but I’m going for it. I am going to work hard and when everything feels right I will join the team for the first training of the new season.”Robben played 52 games for Groningen from 2000-02, scoring 12 goals.He has also played for PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich during an impressive career. Groningen play in the Dutch Eredivisie, which was abandoned in April due to the coronavirus crisis, with the club ending the season in ninth place.Tags: Arjen RobbenFC Groningen read more
Ireland will reconvene for training this morning ahead of Sundays Euro Qualifier with Poland at the Aviva.James McLean Limped out of training yesterday but has confirmed that the injury is not serious and he will be able to play.Captain Robbie Keane is expected to take part in training for the first time this week.
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