Building a new nation can only be done from within, one of America’s top political intellectuals said Thursday, a reality that he said explains the bloody obstacles the United States has encountered in its efforts to create new, democratic governments in Iraq and Afghanistan.Francis Fukuyama, who in 1992 famously predicted “the end of history” because liberal democracies and free market economies suggested an endpoint in the evolution of government, said that external forces can erect the skeleton of state in an embattled country, creating police forces, administrative structures, and taxing authorities. But nation-building goes further and involves a shared sense of national identity, built on elements that tie people together — such as shared culture, language, and history — that cannot be imposed from without.Fukuyama provided an overview in which he said large, diverse nations have a harder row to hoe in creating national identities. Nigeria is an example where little effort has been expended on nation-building, with resulting dysfunction and inter-group violence, while the United States is an example of a diverse nation where people feel a sense of national identity not because of shared ethnicity or longstanding cultural history, but because of a shared set of ideals.Fukuyama spoke at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies in a kickoff session for a two-day workshop focused on European national identities, organized with the Grundtvig Centre at Aarhus University in Denmark.Professor of Government Grzegorz Ekiert, the Center for European Studies’ director, introduced Fukuyama, describing him as one of the nation’s leading public intellectuals over the past 20 years and the author of nine books, including 1992’s “The End of History and the Last Man.”Fukuyama, the Nomellini Senior Fellow in Stanford University’s Spogli Institute for International Studies, described several ways that national identities have been constructed, including by moving borders, changing populations, and assimilating people culturally.He used the example of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the Russian Federation as an example of changing borders to forge a national identity. The idea of creating a “Soviet Man,” once fostered by the U.S.S.R.’s leaders, never really took hold. In the discussions of what a post-Soviet Russia should look like, the idea that resonated most with people was a “small Russia” vision, in which Russians focused on home and stopped spending manpower and treasure in other places.Changing populations has also been used to forge national identities, sometimes through inhumane means. The ethnic cleansing campaigns that marked the fighting in the Balkans in the 1990s are examples, as is the expansion of the ethnic Han from their original home in northern China to their current domination of the nation. The shuffling of populations after World War II, Fukuyama said, is a big factor in the stability of today’s Europe.Independent cultures across Indonesia’s 11,000 islands and Tanzania’s many tribal groups were assimilated into a national identity forged by authoritarian governments. A common language was required to be taught in all schools, a key factor in building a national identity. Fukuyama contrasted those nations with Nigeria and Kenya, where nation-building efforts were not applied with a strong hand and where inter-group violence has been a problem.Another important factor in forging national identities is “historical amnesia,” Fukuyama said. He cited the political theorist Machiavelli in saying that many of today’s stable nations have their roots in an “original crime,” a violent event such as the Swiss civil war, the partition of India and Pakistan, or the subjugation of native people in the United States. In Denmark, he said, it was German leader Otto von Bismarck’s crime — taking German-speaking provinces from Denmark by force in 1864 — that left behind a Danish-speaking nation where forging a national identity among a people sharing a common language and culture was relatively easy.“He [Machiavelli] says all just enterprises originate in an original crime … I think this is much truer than we would like to admit,” Fukuyama said. “This doesn’t mean that liberal democracies … are any less good as democracies, but it also shouldn’t allow us to forget that they started in an original crime.”
The Harvard Stem Cell Institute is a collaboration of schools across the University, and roughly a dozen Harvard-affiliated hospitals. In the nine years since its founding, it has become the world leader in stem cell biology, producing more scientific findings than any other aggregation of stem cell researchers.
Court calls for unbundled rule for family law Court calls for unbundled rule for family law Senior Editor Responding to a request from the Supreme Court, a special Bar committee is working on a rule outlining how the unbundling of legal services for family law services can work. The group hopes to finish by August, with draft proposals done by the end of this month so interested Bar sections and committees can review them at next month’s Annual Meeting.The Unbundled Legal Services Special Committee II met by conference call April 30 to hear its charge from Bar President Terry Russell, who appointed the members, and set out its work schedule.Russell noted that the first unbundled legal services committee concluded last year that a rule was needed but recommended that the court order the Family Law Rules of Procedure Committee to prepare a rule. That panel, however, had said no rule was needed for out-of-court work and an in-court rule was too problematic.Russell said that the justices, through a letter from Chief Justice Charles Wells, said they wanted specific rules on the subject, and they wanted the Bar — either through a procedural rules committee or special committee — to propose them as quickly as possible.Because the court wants to see the rules by September, they must be ready for the Bar Board of Governors August 16 meeting, the first of Tod Aronovitz’s presidential year, Russell noted.The committee is chaired by Hollywood attorney Adele Stone, immediate past chair of the Professional Ethics Committee. She told members the group will be divided into two subcommittees. One, chaired by Hollywood attorney and former Family Law Section Chair Jeffrey Wasserman, will look at needed changes to family law rules. The second, headed by Stone, will draft changes to Bar rules.“I don’t see the ethics aspect of it being overly complicated,” Stone said. “We have issued an opinion from the Professional Ethics Committee that says there’s nothing to prevent you from doing this. We’ll probably just codify that as a comment.”On the rules part, the committee has the recent unbundled rules adopted in the state of Washington as well as a proposal approved earlier by the Family Law Section.Stone emphasized the committee would be looking only at family law rules for unbundled services, although committee members said any unbundled plan could be the basis for expanding into other areas at a later time. “The Supreme Court letter said they wanted the family rules changed,” Stone said. “We will limit it to family rules; we will not look at general civil rules.”The two subcommittees hope to have preliminary recommendations by the end of May, with those being written up for presentation to various groups at Annual Meeting. Committee members said they would like feedback from the Family Law Section, the Family Court Rules Committee, the Supreme Court’s Family Court Steering Committee, the Conference of Circuit Court Judges, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, among others.The committee will take that feedback and incorporate it into a final draft, expected to be finished around August 1. Stone acknowledged it was an ambitious schedule and told committee members, “Eat your Wheaties and vitamins, we’ve got plenty of work to do.”The committee is also welcoming input from Bar members. Anyone interested should contact Bar UPL Counsel Lori Holcomb at [email protected], or by writing to her at 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.Besides Stone and Wasserman, other members of the committee are Bar Board of Governors member Michele Cummings of Ft. Lauderdale, 18th Circuit Judge Lisa Davidson, Orlando attorney Sally D.M. Kest, Board of Governors member Sharon L. Langer of Miami, West Palm Beach attorney Gary S. Lesser, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors member Denise Lyn, Orlando attorney Kenneth Mann, and Boca Raton attorney Lewis Schafer.In his letter to the Bar, Chief Justice Wells wrote that, “[T]he court has concluded that it would be preferable for the Bar to submit proposed recommendations for changes to the ethical rules, including the commentary to the ethical rules, to codify the Professional Ethics Committee’s opinion regarding the propriety of a lawyer engaging in limited out-of-court representation.. . . “The proposed recommendations should also address changes to the Family Law Rules of procedure regarding the subject of limited in-court representation in family law matters,” the letter said. “By requesting that proposed rules be submitted, the court has made no prejudgment as to whether it will approve such rules. It is preferable, however, to have concrete rules before us to review in making any final decision.” May 15, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State is committing $150 million for a nitrogen removal system at Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway after all.The announcement by Jon Kaiman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s storm recovery advisor on Long Island, comes one day after four Nassau County legislators, including Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow), called on the state and federal government to secure the already-promised federal funding, which was absent from this year’s state budget proposal. The funding is critical, lawmakers and scientists say, to better treat the effluent that is discharged from Bay Park into Reynolds Channel daily. Nitrogen in the effluent is harmful to the all-important marshlands, which act as natural barriers and protect shorelines from erosion.“We are aware and we have been concerned about the Reynolds Channel sewage situation and the impact we face and the community faces and the region faces based on how that sewage ultimately is dispensed after its been treated,” Kaiman told reporters. “The ultimate goal from New York Offices of Storm Recovery and the state of New York and ultimately Nassau County is to rebuild Bay Park.”The funding had been approved last year as part of a Community Development Block Grant through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.Mangano thanked Cuomo for reaffirming his commitment to Nassau, and said the Department of Public Works would go ahead and include the nitrogen removal system as part of its rebuilding plan. The funds, however, have yet to be released.“This $150 million will go far to continue our efforts to clean up the western bays,” Mangano said. “In this day and age, we should not be dumping treated effluent into the bays. We already know that affects residential recreation opportunities in those bays, it affects fishing, it affects the commercial boating industry and now is the time to make this investment.”Although the county has already received more than $800 million to rebuild and harden the plant, which was knocked offline by Sandy in 2012, both Mangano and Kaiman called on FEMA to reconsider last year’s request for an estimated $550 million ocean outfall pipe, which would dump effluent away from local waterways.Gonsalves, in a statement, also urged FEMA to act.“Given the vital economic engine that Nassau is for the state and federal governments, we are prepared to fight for our fair share of funding,” said Gonsalves, who still intends to hold a hearing on the matter in the coming weeks.Additionally, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens and Jamie Rubin, director of the Governor’s Office of Storm Recover, penned a letter to FEMA outlining why an outfall pipe is critical to the future of Nassau.Because the effluent discharged from Bay Park “causes violations of state and federal Clean Water Act standards pre-dating Superstorm Sandy,” the project is critically important to coastal communities in the county, the letter states.The letter notes that Bay Park contributes more than 80 percent of the nitrogen discharged into the Western Bays. The state argues that if FEMA sits on the sidelines, the loss of marshlands due to nitrogen pollution will increase storm damage and future FEMA payouts if another major storm batters the Island.FEMA is sticking to previous remarks it made last year in its rejection letter.“FEMA has approved more than $800 million for the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, including $427 million in repairs and $383 million in mitigation funding to ensure it is rebuilt stronger and more resilient against storms,” FEMA spokesman Mike Wade said in a statement. “The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant ocean outfall pipe project is not eligible for FEMA public assistance funding because such an outfall pipe did not exist when Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012. Therefore, federal law prohibits spending FEMA funds on such an endeavor.”Letter from New York State to FEMA:
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Wexler ordered James Burke, the ex-Suffolk County police chief of department, held without bail after Burke was indicted this week on charges of allegedly beating a suspect.Burke’s defense attorney argued that the ex-chief should be freed on bail because he no longer wields any power since he retired last month, but Wexler sided with prosecutors, who said that the former top uniformed Suffolk police officer can’t be trusted.“The evidence is clear: he still has the power,” Wexler said during the hearing Friday at Central Islip federal court. Calling the evidence “shocking,” the judge said there is “no way he can be supervised to a degree where he’s not a danger” to the community.Wexler added that he found “The corruption of an entire department by this defendant shocking.” Burke pleaded not guilty Wednesday to violating the suspect’s civil rights and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Federal investigators have alleged that Burke assaulted and threatened to kill Christopher Loeb, who stole a bag from Burke’s SUV, while Loeb was in police custody at the Fourth Precinct station house on Dec. 12, 2012. Burke also allegedly coerced police who witnessed the incident to lie to federal investigators about what they saw.Burke’s lawyer, Joseph Conway, maintained that his client had no “ability to intimidate.” But prosecutor James Miskiewicz argued that the “evidence is overwhelming.”Prosecutors said that while in an interrogation room, Burke punched and kicked Loeb, grabbed him by his ears, shook him and said “do you want to steal from me?” Burke also allegedly threatened to give Loeb, a heroin addict, a “hot shot”—slang for a fatal overdose of the drug, Miskiewicz said.Authorities said the items that Loeb later pleaded guilty to stealing was Burke’s motivation. The bag contained Burke’s gun belt, ammunition, a box of cigars, a humidor, toiletries, clothing, sex toys and pornography. Miskiewicz said it was the porn that was Burke’s “motivation for beating the hell out of Loeb.”After the hearing Conway told reporters that he and Burke are disappointed in the ruling, “but his spirits are high.”“We may have lost a battle today but there’s still a war to be fought,” said Conway, who added that he will consider appealing the decision.Wexler, who initially granted Conway’s request that the bail hearing be closed to the public, later reversed the decision and acknowledged it was a bad call after several media organizations challenged the ruling.“I realize I was in error granting a closed hearing,” Wexler said.-With Timothy Bolger
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suicide SilenceYou may have never experienced anything quite like Suicide Silence. These Southern California deathcore hellraisers—who infuse only the most ferocious elements of death metal and hardcore punk—boast a raging fan base, with diehards spanning the entire country, including Long Island. The quintet will be playing hits from their new album, aptly named You Can’t Stop Me. With EMMURE, Within The Ruins, Fit For An Autopsy and Without Remorse. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25. 6 p.m. March 12.OtherwiseThese Las Vegas-based, self-professed “Rock & Roll Brothers” are on a mission, which they sonically document in their most recent album Peace At All Costs. They’ll be telling that very same story on Long Island, and adding even more chapters, when rocking out in front of their ever-growing local following. Their first studio album, True Love Never Dies, released in 2014, sold tens of thousands of copies as fans and music lovers alike latched onto their message. With local wrecking crews Eternity Fallen, J. Rad & Terra Stigma. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $15. 7 p.m. March 12.BoxingWith the boxing universe currently foaming at the mouth for the long-anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather bout in May, Long Island boxing fans are just as eager for another Friday night of fights at The Space in Westbury. The card includes Ismael Barroso vs. Lopez Cruz; Douglas Lamanna vs Odom Hernandez; plus Tommy Rainone and Anthony Karperis in separate bouts. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $60-$150. 7 p.m. March 13. Jay LenoJay Leno’s successor may be done making a name for himself on late night TV, but the longtime host of NBC’s The Tonight Show hasn’t quite called it quits. Leno, when he’s not tending to his collection of cars, is still dishing out jokes for his longtime fans who for years stayed up late to watch Leno’s monologues and studio interviews. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$74.50. 7 p.m. March 13.Young Thug & Travis ScottThe Rodeo Tour hits Long Island for a one-night event featuring hip-hop artists Young Thug and Travis Scott. Young Thug, who is from Atlanta, and Travis Scott, who is from Houston, have already made headlines during the tour, and they are absolutely primed for another explosive performance. Rodeo Tour 2015 with Special Guest – Metro Boomin. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$49.50. 8 p.m. March 13.Jimmy WebbThis esteemed American songwriter and popular musician is bringing decades of artistic experience with him to LI as part of a tour featuring his latest album Still Within the Sound of My Voice. During his career, Webb has created such hits as “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Up, Up And Away” and “The Highwayman.” This is a can’t-miss show for true music lovers. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. March 13.CursiveThis emo band out of Omaha, Nebraska, plays music that tells deeply intricate stories, rife with heavy sounds and rich with meaning. Their most recent album I Am Gemini, released in 2012, was written by their front man Tim Kasher, and recounts the story of twin brothers separated at birth who come together for an emotionally charged reunion. Their set will include songs from this album, as well as from their critically acclaimed album The Ugly Organ and others in their extensive catalog. With Beach Slang, John Congleton & The Nighty Nite. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $20. 8 p.m. March 13.GallagherThe watermelon-smashing comedian who rose to fame in the ’80s is back and ready to make his smash on Long Island. With cutting observations from everything political and cultural to his iconic “Sledge-O-Matic” routine, Gallagher hasn’t lost any of his edge, or his great sense of fun. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. March 13.Ben VereenLegendary actor, singer, dancer and Broadway performer Ben Vereen will take to the stage to entertain lucky Long Islanders. This Tony Award-winning performer has most recently starred in the film “Top Five,” written and directed by comedian Chris Rock and co-starring Rosario Dawson. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $57-$67. 8 p.m. March 13.Andreas KleinThere’s something transcendental about the piano. Sure, its black-and-white checkered key unquestionably look pretty damn bad-ass. But when those notes are hit at just the right time, with just the right amount of pressure, conveying just the right degree of emotion, heartache, fury, passion–well something special truly happens, dear friends. Something magical. Miraculous. Divine. This Huntington resident has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling concert pianist with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations–each one opening up inter-dimensional portals of life, death, and then life again. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Westermann Stage, One South Ave., Garden City. 8 p.m. March 13.Tierney SuttonFive-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton will regale audiences with her enchanting sound. Find out why The New York Times called Sutton “a serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.” Hear her sing from her latest album After Blue, which includes re-imaginings and reinterpretations of Joni Mitchell’s most critically acclaimed album. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $53. 7:30, 9:30 p.m. March 14.Big Bad Voodoo DaddyCome swing as the uber-moving, mondo-electrifying Big Bad Voodoo Daddy seize the stage at The ‘Mountler. This band reinvented the swing hits of the ’40s and ’50s and made them cool again. Featured in the cult favorite film Swingers, starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, BBVD has an unparalleled sound that will get you out of your seats and dancing in the aisles. We’re just hoping they perform “You and Me and the Bottle Make Three Tonight.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$60. 8 p.m. March 14.New Riders of the Purple SageWhen the New Riders of the Purple Sage first saddled up to hit the trails under the wide open skies of the great psychedelic prairies of the mind in San Francisco, they were an offshoot of the Grateful Dead but with a more country rock feel. Eventually, Jerry Garcia took his pedal steel guitar to greener pastures, and Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart followed his lead. But the Riders kept on riding. And so they arrive with their present lineup of great musicians who, under the wise guidance of original founder David Nelson, are still going strong and turning on a new generation of fans to their rocking boogie blues and Robert Hunter’s lyrics in a unique blend that feels as fresh as morning dew shimmering on a saguaro cactus. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. March 14.Buckwheat ZydecoThe greatest living American accordionist came into this world as the more humbly named Stanley Dural, Jr., in Lafayette, Louisiana. Perhaps somebody once thought as a kid he looked a little like Buckwheat of Our Gang/Little Rascals fame. Growing up in the Mississippi Delta he came to embrace the lively French Creole musical style known as zydeco. We’re glad he did, because as Buckwheat Zydeco he’s achieved world renown. For years he’s been spreading his joyful sound far and wide, performing what The New York Times called “a down-home and high-powered celebration” far and wide, from the White House to the 1996 Olympics and beyond. It’s hard to stay still when he’s tickling those ivories on his incendiary music box, because he banishes the sadness into the shadows and gets people on their feet. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $38. 8 p.m. March 14.Don QuixoteAn old gentleman of 17th century Spain is obsessed with defending the helpless and destroying the wicked. His quest creates the perfect story for the stage, with scenes in a Gypsy camp, dreams, and happy endings. Performed by the Moscow City Ballet, one of Russia’s most extensively touring ballet companies. Staller Center, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. stallercenter.com $42. 8 p.m. March 14.EBIKnown by his stage name, Ebi, the masterful Persian pop singer Ebrahim Hamedi has blown audiences away around the world with his amazing vocal range, playing to legions of fans in the Royal Albert Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House, among many well-known venues. Some say Ebi’s a living cultural icon—he certainly has the pipes to justify being called the most beloved Iranian singer of all time. Born in Tehran, he turned down a chance to become an Italian opera star in order to pursue a different career in music. Reportedly he was on tour in the U.S. when the Iranian Revolution deposed the Shah in 1979, and he never returned because his music was not allowed by the hardliners. But you can bet his people back home know it well and listen to it when they can. Ebi has released more than 20 albums and 100 singles. A champion of human rights, he’s only got 2,577,423 fans on Facebook—but he’ll probably make many more after this upcoming show. Too bad Speaker John Boehner didn’t invite Ebi—not Bibi—to rock the House! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $75-$150. 9 p.m. March 14. Irish FestivalThe 17th Annual Irish Festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well activities for children, more than 50 craft vendors and authentic Irish food. Mack Sports Complex, North Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead. $6. 11 a.m. March 15.Kid’s Carnival for a CureAn annual event that celebrates kids and raises funds for the cure-focused research of the Diabetes Research Institute at The University of Miami. Food, games and so much more along with sweepstakes and auction. Dave & Busters, The Source Mall, Old Country Rd., Westbury. $275 family pass, $100 individual adult, $50 kids. 1 p.m. March 15.Lidia BastianichChef and author Lidia Bastianich will speak and sign her new children’s book Nonna Tell Me A Story: Lidia’s Egg-citing Farm Adventure. Is there anything else that really needs to be written in this blurb than that title? Eggs? Stories? Farm adventures?! Sign us up! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 2 p.m. March 15.Bowling FundraiserThe Christopher DeCrescito Memorial Foundation is hosting its second annual bowling fundraiser featuring raffles, entertainment and refreshments as well as a professional fashion show presented by East Coast Starz. NY Football Legend Wayne Chrebet will be on hand to sign autographs. There will also be performances by the Hype Girlz and more. The foundation benefits families who have lost a loved one to a drunk driver. It was created by the family of a man who died in such a crash two years ago. Garden City Bowl, 987 Stewart Ave., Garden City. gofundme.com/DeCrescito-Foundation. $20-$60. 2:30 p.m. March 15.Greg Kennedy: Innovative JugglerAfter performing for five years with Cirque du Soleil, the amazing juggler Greg Kennedy has taken his act on the road to amaze audiences on five continents with his dazzling skills and fantastic feats of dexterity. Is this guy a mere mortal? Or is he a superhuman in motion? When he’s waving blazing torches, tossing knives, bowling pins, and who knows what, it’s hard to get a grip. But all we have to do is watch and follow the bouncing balls. Kennedy is known for his kinetic composition, his keen aesthetic for turning everyday objects into something extraordinary. Originally trained as an engineer, he’s become a master manipulator through his use of geometry and physics to create groundbreaking work that defies descriptions and redefines the genre. In every mind-blowing performance he manages to juggle science, theatrics, humor and magic because there’s something spellbinding about what he and his talented team do on stage right before our eyes. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $30 adults, $20 kids. 3 p.m. March 15.Graphic GutsAn opening reception for an art exhibit showing the work of Luba Lukova, who is regarded as one of the most distinctive image makers working today. Transcending language, culture, and politics, her Graphic Guts collection features passionate visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time. Lukova’s use of striking, metaphoric images gives the viewers art to not only appreciate visually but intellectually. Graphic Guts is also the name of her new book to be released later this year. Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org Free. 4 p.m. March 15.Marc RizzoA shredder’s shredder, Marc Rizzo, the Soulfly guy, is out touring with his fourth solo album, Downside Up. The founding member of Ill Nino, Marc Rizzo joined Soulfly in 2003, and has been banging out the music with them and other bands like Cavalera Conspiracy and Inpsychobleedia ever since. His guitar chops are miraculous, revealing his phenomenal command of metal, classical and even flamenco to breathe new life into death metal and more. He’s got an arsenal in his arms. Fret not, his fingers are fearless, his ear flawless. With Halo To Havoc, Death Glare & Thracian. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $15. 6:30 p.m. March 15.Jorma KaukonenSome may remember Jorma Kaukonen from his days as a wingman with Jefferson Airplane, others may recall him serving up the tasty tunes of Hot Tuna. Some may just remember the unusual name but not where they were at all when they first heard him play. It’s all good, because this accomplished blues, folk and rock guitarist has played many chords in his career, but it’s his “fingerstyle” that always sets him apart. He’s been a Grammy nominee, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a revered teacher at his Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp that he and his wife Vanessa Lillian run in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio. Born the son of a U.S. State Department official, he grew up in D.C., where he first met Jack Casady (his future partner in Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna), and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, which sent him on a work-study co-op to New York City, where he studied music in the folk-blues-bluegrass scene of the Village—and got credit for it! Those old roots run deep within his bones, but when he plays a classic song like Lightning Hopkins’ “Come Back Baby,” he makes it sound as good as new. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $75-$80. 7 p.m. March 15.Thom Penn NonetImagine the most mesmerizing and masterful jazz notes sprawling from their respective instruments, swirling through the air, encircling your head, your hands, your drink, then somehow invisibly taking control of your legs and tossing you into the throes of your own self-propelled jive out, funk-style, all movin’ and shakin’ and twistin’ and swingin’ round the coolest jazz hotspot this side of the Mississippi. “Hell yes!” you uncontrollably shout, raising a cool glass of bourbon into the air, smilin’, smilin’, smilin’ as you howl, “Hell yes!” This is one of the side effects of experiencing The Thom Penn Nonet live, in the flesh, their nine-piece jazz ensemble fueled by the innate emotional groove-instinct of the members’ collective decades-spanning professional careers, further honed by playing with some of the greatest bands on the East and West coasts. Damn. Hot damn, man. Unreal. Don’t miss this gig! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 7 p.m. March 15.ZZ TopYou know their beards. You know their hot rods. And you sure as hell know their riffs. These legendary musicians–Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard–have been just absolutely devastating the very boundaries of rock and roll, together, for more than 40 years (!!) and are still simply pummeling with every single gig. Do not miss this chance to experience these Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers in all their glory. Will they play their trademark “Legs”? No question, but only one real way to find out for sure. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. March 15.Say The Word: Deconstructing Rubber SoulAcclaimed Beatles scholar Scott Freiman returns with a brand new entertaining and mind-blowing live multimedia journey through the creation of The Beatles’ legendary Rubber Soul with rare audio and video from the studio and the stage. Listen as classic tracks like “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life” and “Nowhere Man” come to life, and hear the stories behind the songs. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $12 members, $17 public. 6:30, 9 p.m. March 18.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III
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El Gobernador Wolf visita el WellSpan York Hospital, agradece al personal y aborda los beneficios del uso de máscaras Español, Press Release, Public Health En el día de la fecha y ante el aumento reciente de los casos de COVID y las nuevas medidas de mitigación implementadas, el Gobernador Tom Wolf visitó el WellSpan York Hospital para agradecer al personal y hacer hincapié en por qué el uso de máscaras y la práctica del distanciamiento social son necesarios y eficaces para combatir la propagación de la COVID-19 .“La mejor manera de evitar que nuestros seres queridos y nosotros mismos suframos de COVID-19 es tomar medidas de prevención para detener la propagación”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Es por eso que la Dra. Levine y yo tomamos la decisión de exigir a los residentes de Pennsylvania que usen una máscara cuando estén en público y es por eso que cada vez más compañías nacionales requieren el uso de una máscara al ingresar a sus locales. Quieren que sus empleados estén a salvo, y quieren que usted esté a salvo”.El 15 de julio, el Gobernador y la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine firmaron órdenes adicionales de mitigación dirigidas a nivel estatal respecto de los bares y los restaurantes, las reuniones y el teletrabajo. Fueron anunciadas luego de que Allegheny y otros condados comenzaran a ver picos de casos similares a los del comienzo de la pandemia.En el evento de hoy, el Gobernador fue acompañado por la presidenta y directora ejecutiva de WellSpan, Roxanna Gapstur, la Secretaria del Departamento de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine, el director médico de la Oficina de Salud de la Ciudad de York y médico de WellSpan, el Dr. Matthew Howie; el profesor titular de Biología de la Kinsley School de Ingeniería, Ciencia y Tecnología, York College de Pennsylvania, la Dra. Meda Higa, y la enfermera de la unidad de cuidados coronarios de WellSpan, Christina Hansen.“Los 20,000 miembros de nuestro equipo son el corazón de WellSpan. Realmente son nuestros héroes de la atención médica, y nuestro compromiso con ellos es tan fuerte como su dedicación a nuestros pacientes y nuestras comunidades”, dijo Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., RN, presidenta y directora ejecutiva de WellSpan Health. “A través de esta pandemia, los miembros de nuestro equipo exclusivo han puesto a los pacientes en primer lugar, brindando atención segura, experta y compasiva a nuestros amigos y vecinos. A medida que reanudamos los servicios en los 200 sitios de nuestra región formada por seis condados, los equipos de atención de WellSpan continúan cumpliendo nuestra promesa de brindar la atención más segura y de mayor calidad a nuestra comunidad”.“A raíz de las investigaciones de los casos de COVID-19, sabemos que gran parte de esto se atribuye a la propagación del virus en lugares donde es difícil usar una máscara y donde es posible que no se practique el distanciamiento social, como bares, restaurantes y clubes nocturnos”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine. “Cuando se llevan a cabo investigaciones de casos, los profesionales de la salud pública recopilan la lista de contactos cercanos, trabajan en el rastreo de contactos e informan a las personas sobre su posible exposición al virus. Como se puede ver, el rastreo de contactos ha sido, y siempre será, una parte crucial y una estrategia clave del proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania establecido por el Gobernador, así como una herramienta importante para mitigar en mayor medida la propagación de la COVID-19”.“La COVID-19 es una epidemia en evolución en Pennsylvania que continúa exigiendo la supervisión, la evaluación y el ajuste continuos en nuestra respuesta como comunidad”, dijo el Dr. Matthew Howie, director médico de la Oficina de Salud de la Ciudad de York y médico de WellSpan. “Aunque parezcan frustrantes, los ajustes de nuestro enfoque de la COVID-19, que incluyen el uso de máscaras y las limitaciones en las reuniones, son cruciales para lograr el éxito a la hora de limitar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus en nuestra comunidad. Del mismo modo, ahora más que nunca es importante redoblar nuestros esfuerzos de salud pública en la investigación de casos y el rastreo de contactos. Este virus no perdona los pasos en falso ni el tiempo perdido”.“Muchas veces, los datos respaldan nuestros pronósticos sobre nuestra manera de entender el accionar de este virus”. Sin embargo, a veces recibimos nuevos datos que nos hacen cambiar nuestra hipótesis y, por lo tanto, los consejos que brindamos sobre la manera de prevenir la propagación”, dijo la Dra. Meda Higa. “Esto fue lo que sucedió con la propagación asintomática y el uso de máscaras. El proceso científico es importante, y no debemos temer cuando los nuevos datos nos hacen cambiar el método. ¡Así funciona la ciencia! Los científicos también tienen el mismo objetivo que los demás: Luchar contra este virus para que nosotros y nuestros seres queridos tengamos la mejor oportunidad de estar saludables y vivos”.“Me han inspirado las increíbles historias de éxito que he visto en la atención de nuestros pacientes con COVID-19”, explicó Christina Hansen, enfermera de la unidad de cuidados coronarios en el WellSpan York Hospital. “Pero la COVID-19 también me ha inspirado a correr la voz sobre los peligros de la enfermedad por lo que he visto en la UCI y las maneras en que este virus ataca al organismo. Es crucial que use su máscara”.La orden de mitigación específica del Gobernador se puede encontrar aquí.La orden de mitigación específica de la Secretaria se puede encontrar aquí.La orden de la Secretaria sobre el uso de máscaras se puede encontrar aquí.Las preguntas frecuentes sobre el uso de máscaras se pueden encontrar aquí.View this information in English. July 21, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Seven UK consultancies have been appointed to a wide-ranging actuarial and governance framework agreement backed by seven English local government pension schemes (LGPS).The framework agreement, part of the National LGPS Framework project being run by Norfolk County Council, in March sought to appoint companies to advise on actuarial, governance and benefit matters, as well as consult on so-called special projects – a likely reference to work affiliated with the creation of local authority asset pools.The four-year contract, estimated to be worth up to £350m (€441m) if all LGPS availed themselves of the services of those shortlisted, saw all four applicants for the actuarial services win a space within the framework.As a result, Aon Hewitt, Barnett Waddingham, Hymans Robertson and Mercer can all be chosen for actuarial services without a fund’s administering authority having to conduct a formal tender. The same four consultancies were also shortlisted for the benefits consultancy services lot, while KPMG joined the existing list of firms for the governance consultancy services lot – out of a total seven applicants.The final lot, for supply of specialist services, saw 10 firms apply for inclusion but only seven shortlisted.In addition to the five firms already included in the three above lots, Equiniti and PwC can now also be awarded contracts by UK LGPS funds without a formal competitive tender.The framework is the latest in a number of ones tendered by Norfolk County Council in an effort to reduce the cost of procurement of the LGPS sector.The council last year announced that Nigel Keogh, formerly a pensions technical manager at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, would join to oversee the procurement exercises on a permanent basis.
City Drug Enforcement Unit chiefLieutenant Rene Matulac confirmed the suspects’ involvement to the illegal drugtrade. Police identified them as NicoleObregon, 27, and Rovel Anigan, 32, both residents of the village. Prior to their arrest, the suspectsallegedly sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P15,000. ILOILO City – Two suspected members ofthe Prevendido drug group were arrested in a sting operation in BarangayHibao-an, Pavia, Iloilo. Detained in the lockup cell of the Paviapolice station, the suspects face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165,or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Four more sachets of suspected illegaldrugs valued at around P100,000 were seized during their arrest on Tuesday. “The suspects’ areas of operationinclude barangays Desamparados in Jaro district and Bakhaw in Mandurriao district,”said Matulac.