Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins & More Set for 2019-2020 Season at Classic Stage Company

first_imgJonathan Hadary, Victor Garber & Terrence Mann in the 1990 premiere of “Assassins” at Playwrights Horizons(Photo: Martha Swope/NYPL) View Comments A new staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical Assassins has been announced to appear at Classic Stage as part of the company’s 2019-2020 season. The off-Broadway nonprofit’s newest lineup of productions will also include Shakespeare’s Macbeth and a pair of beloved gothic plays performed in repertory.Artistic Director John Doyle, said, “All of the works this season explore disturbing aspects of humanity. Yet they all have beauty. There’s nothing more poetically beautiful than Macbeth’s ‘Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow’ speech; there’s tenderness in the two gothic plays; there’s so much humor in Assassins—and such deep psychological and social insight in all of them.”The season will kick off with a new interpretation of Macbeth (October-December 2019) directed by Doyle. He will also helm the revival of Assassins (April-June 2020), which first appeared off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1990 and was later seen in a Tony-winning Broadway production with Roundabout Theatre Company in 2004.The centerpiece of the Classic Stage season will be repertory stagings of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (January-March 2020).Casting, additional creative team members and exact production dates will be announced at a later time.last_img read more

The new PC fee system will end historical inequalities within the profession

first_imgThe current practising certificate fee system is crude and unfair. It is a clumsy ‘one glove fits all’ approach to collecting the funds to pay for regulation. It takes no account of the type of work done by the solicitor, whether he or she handles client money and the statistical probability of regulatory attention. I am delighted to say that this will change in October. Although work on the detail and actual numbers continues, I am confident that the profession is about to have a fee structure that is fairer and which takes greater account of regulatory risk and the likely effort for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Change was inevitable. The Legal Services Act 2007 requires the SRA to regulate firms as well as individual solicitors. The majority of the SRA’s effort is focused on firms. Lord Hunt recognised this in his recent review of legal regulation, when he recommended “that the practising certificate fee should be clearly and, so far as possible, equitably split between an entity element and an individual element. I recommend that in-house solicitors should pay only the individual element’. The SRA held two consultations, one of them in conjunction with the Law Society, before deciding the way ahead. We have striven for a system that is: Henceforth, 40% of the SRA’s income will be raised from individual fees and 60% from a firm-based fee. Our current assumptions lead us to expect the individual fee to be around £520. We came to the conclusion that the calculation of firms’ regulatory payments should be based on their turnover (defined in England and Wales as gross fees), assessed in different bandings. All firms in private practice already record turnover as part of their annual accounts process and use it when renewing their indemnity insurance. It is an excellent indicator of how much business a firm conducts, and is a reasonable proxy for assessing ability to pay. This measure should avoid an unfair burden falling on firms where the earnings of practising certificate holders are relatively low. In recent years, in-house solicitors working in local government and in commerce and industry have made a compelling case for not paying as much as colleagues in private practice. These groups make up 14.5% of all practising certificate holders. They do not handle client funds, pose a much lower regulatory risk and create relatively little work for the SRA. Henceforth, solicitors in these sectors will pay only the individual fee, not the firm-based fee. However, this will result in an increased fee burden on private practice of about 15%. Compensation Fund fees will be split equally between individuals and firms. The Compensation Fund currently has reserves £25m higher than target, so we propose to halve the surplus in order to lighten the burden on the profession. This year, individual solicitors, including those in the employed sector, are likely to pay a flat fee of around £10 towards the compensation fund. Firms that hold client money will pay a further flat fee of around £150. fair and proportionate, particularly in relation to small and new businesses; efficient and economic to administer; as stable and simple as possible; based on verifiable data; targeted on those who tend to create the bulk of the SRA’s work; and capable of enabling us to predict future income with accuracy. Unfounded rumoursI gather there are suggestions that the reform of the practising certificate fee structure is an underhand way of raising the SRA’s income. This is nonsense. I have already undertaken to do everything possible to reduce the regulatory burden on solicitors. That remains the case. I also understand there is concern that this is an attempt to shift the burden away from the major commercial firms towards smaller practices. Again, this can be categorically denied. While stressing that the figures are provisional, I can provide examples of two firms, both with three PCs. At the moment, both would pay the same. In future, one with turnover of £286,000 should pay significantly lower fees; another with turnover of £761,000 should pay more. I accept that some City firms conducting the largest transactions, generating the highest fees, will pay more. They will have large corporate clients with substantial in-house legal departments, which will be paying significantly less. Other firms which will certainly pay significantly more are those with large numbers of non-solicitor fee-earners, or put another way, firms of any size with high revenue per PC holder. With regard to access to justice, over 60% of firms which derive half their turnover from legal aid will have a reduction in fees, while overall fewer than 5% are likely to have an increase of 50% or more. Solicitors in such firms have to recognise that the SRA now regulates not only them as individuals, but also their organisation. Change in the method of paying for regulation was inevitable, because of the new types of legal practice enabled by the Legal Services Act. We have taken the opportunity not only to revise the system to cope with these developments, if needed, but also to end various historical inequalities. I am confident that the new system, with its closer focus on regulatory risk and the use of turnover to assess how much firms should pay, will be infinitely fairer than the present one. Charles Plant is chair of the board of the Solicitors Regulation Authoritylast_img read more

DILG needs 1,473 contact tracers in Eastern Visayas

first_imgSIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-8) is in need of 1,473 contact tracers (CT) for Eastern Visayas.They will be hired by the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF), and will be distributed to the six provinces in Region 8. Most of them will be deployed in areas with the highest number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.The contact tracing program is being implemented following the approval of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 Law.Applicants must either be a bachelor’s degree holder or college level in an allied medical or criminology courses because the job will entail profiling, data gathering through interviews, research, and documentation with investigative ability.Each contact tracer is expected to be dedicated and patriotic with a willingness to do in-depth search and research for possible contacts, because “this is the essence of the job,” as DILG Secretary Eduardo Año put it. The job is contractual with P18,784 monthly compensation. However, the job duration was not specified.Job aspirants may submit their application to DILG provincial offices or to the Regional Office here. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 18)There are already 94,700 contact tracers in the country, and the additional 50,000 newly hired will cut the transmission of the disease and ultimately defeat COVID-19, according to Año.Returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), whose jobs were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will also be given priority for the job.last_img read more

New Orleans University New Logos

first_img 9,471 posts AAO Location:Luling, LA 3 Members 0 Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites 700 Sign in to follow this   Location:The Office of Doom Prev 113 New Orleans University New Logos Link to post I just uploaded all the new UNO logos to the site. Here are screenshots from the UNO Privateers new logo sheet.UNO_logo_sheet_page_1UNO_logo_sheet_page_2UNO_logo_sheet_page_3 Recommended Posts 2,083 New Orleans University New Logos that is a great look Liked the old logo better. 9,471 posts Share this post Check out the NBA section of the site! Varsity Blue 3 Forums Home Share this post alxy8s Share this post Favourite Logos:Hartford WhalersVancouver Canucks ‘Johnny V’BC LionsWashington Capitals ‘Weagle’ St Louis BluesNew Jersey DevilsCharlotte Hornets 2014-PresHouston Texans Seattle Seahawks Link to post Share this post 97 450 97 3 CrazyAnna thinkkre8tiv 69 Location:Massillon, OH Favourite Logos:sportslogos.net/logos/view/21956712016/Washington_Wizards/2015/Primary_Logosportslogos.net/logos/view/18085872012/Seattle_Seahawks/2012/Alternate_Logosportslogos.net/logos/view/512016172015/Charlotte_Hornets/2015/Alternate_Logo Location:NoVA 836 posts 54 Varsity Blue Link to post Share on other sites 54 Posted July 18, 2013 0 hjwii Members 29 Share this post 41 54 thinkkre8tiv Go To Topic Listing Link to post THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan Location:Amarillo, TX USA hjwii UNO took down the link to the logo sheet I posted in the other thread, but here’s a photo gallery that covers the same ground:http://www.unoprivat…spx?gallery=208Like I said in the other thread, while I wish not every New Orleans team would go the FDL route, this one is a unique enough take that I’ll let it slide. Wordmark is an obvious upgrade over what they had, and the main logo looks good. Wish they would’ve kept that dash of red the old look had. Better than the old but what’s this ‘NEW-O’? New-O? Really? Is that an off shoot of Jell-O? Do people in New Orleans really really call it New-O?NOLA is bad enough 29 Forums Home 2,215 pats2000 450 Posted July 18, 2013 Share this post Share on other sites Sports Logo News -kj Share on other sites 225 10,968 posts Next Link to post Gorgeous!!! Arrr!!! Link to post I knew it… Location:So Cal thinkkre8tiv 93 Location:San Jose -kj Link to post frosty06306 http://www.unoprivateers.com/photo_gallery.aspx?gallery=208 Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels Members pats2000 Members Members 0 3,872 posts sportzbro 41 0 Posted July 18, 2013 Location:Luling, LA Share this post Share on other sites 172 Posted July 18, 2013 1,264 1 Gentleman of Distinction/Master of Armpit Farts Primary made into a Fleur-De-Lis seems a bit forced Followers 1 bowld 2,359 posts 0 Posted July 18, 2013 2,083 Posted July 18, 2013 2,215 225 3,338 posts 4,969 posts Members All Activity Members Page 1 of 2   1 147 posts 51 First off…yeah… no one calls the city “New O”. N’awlins, maybe; UNO had a great jersey a few years ago with “N’awlins” script across it (wish they would have sold those…).Second, I’m having a hard time visualizing this logo…I see the two swords… are the “lower leaves” of the FDL the mustache and beard of the Privateer? Share this post 456 posts New Orleans University New Logos 1,264 Share on other sites 16 1 By GriffinM6, July 18, 2013 in Sports Logo News Joe on Dribbble also credit Frasier Davidson with some help with the identity kit.http://dribbble.com/shots/1158060-New-orleans-Type?list=usershttp://dribbble.com/shots/1159596-Uno-2?list=usershttp://dribbble.com/shots/1158060-New-orleans-Type?list=users Share this post Location:Mississippi State, MS from Jackson, MS Share on other sites Members Link to post The Man Behind the Curtain mightynine Share this post Link to post 93 450 29 Share this post GriffinM6 Posted July 18, 2013 Location:Seattle Members 147 posts 700 0 Luke_Groundrunner 1 700 Share on other sites THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan Favourite Logos:Anything in Comic Sans. 113 Next Members Share this post Posted July 19, 2013 Posted July 18, 2013 Favourite Logos:Kent State, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets primary Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels Share this post Share on other sites I think it’s rad. Members Share on other sites Like I said in the other thread, while I wish not every New Orleans team would go the FDL route, this one is a unique enough take that I’ll let it slide. Wordmark is an obvious upgrade over what they had, and the main logo looks good. Wish they would’ve kept that dash of red the old look had.I’m sure it’s obnoxiously overdone for people that live in that region, but I love seeing how organizations incorporate it. I love this:Better than the old but what’s this ‘NEW-O’? New-O? Really? Is that an off shoot of Jell-O? Do people in New Orleans really really call it New-O?NOLA is bad enoughNo one calls it “New-O.” It’s obviously just for marketing purposes.But please, explain to me why NOLA is so bad.This is so painful. Like how hard would it have been to just have a NOLA script instead?I think “SoBe” just got replaced as the douchiest nickname for a place I’ve ever heard. 700 GeauxColonels Share this post 0 Share on other sites 700 GeauxColonels Followers 1 1 0 New Orleans UniversityIt’s the University of New Orleans (UNO).I really dig the new look but would have preferred it if they would have kept red in the color scheme. 0 Page 1 of 2   51 395 posts 0 2 Designerd. 700 Posted July 18, 2013 Members Members All Activity GeauxColonels Captain Poncho Share this post Share on other sites Link to post 51 Link to post 868 posts Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary Share on other sites 600 posts 16 Members 16 1 The primary is fantastic. I’m definitely not sold on that monogram, though. This topic is now closed to further replies. Posted July 18, 2013 Posted July 18, 2013 Favourite Logos:San Jose Sharks, 2011-12 Washington Wizards, Buffaslug(sadly), Dallas Desperadoes, Washington Capitals Alt, LA Angels font, New Charlotte Bobcats alt, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots Members 69 Posted July 18, 2013 1 0 Luke_Groundrunner alxy8s Posted July 18, 2013 Posted July 18, 2013 Sports Logos 69 Members Share on other sites mightynine 0 Posted July 18, 2013 Share on other sites sportzbro Posted July 18, 2013 Location:Atlanta Better than the old but what’s this ‘NEW-O’? New-O? Really? Is that an off shoot of Jell-O? Do people in New Orleans really really call it New-O?NOLA is bad enoughNo one calls it “New-O.” It’s obviously just for marketing purposes. But please, explain to me why NOLA is so bad. frosty06306 Joe does spectacular work. Well thought out and visually balanced. Location:Salem, IN Link to post Share on other sites 1,264 0 Members Link to post SportsLogos.Net GeauxColonels chuckymack 1 225 The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 bowld 1,118 posts Link to post GriffinM6 0 172 Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) Posted July 18, 2013 Share this post 41 Link to post 1 2 Members 1 CrazyAnna Location:Salt Fork of the Brazos, Texas New O? Noooooooo. I don’t think anyone from ‘nawlins ever called it the “Big Easy” either until that movie came out. SportsLogos.Net These are fresh and clean. Love that Fleur de lis. 172 Location:Amarillo, TX USA 0 93 636 posts walkerws Peachy Location:Vancouver, BC Canada 623 posts Posted July 18, 2013 Link to post Share this post Members Primary made into a Fleur-De-Lis seems a bit forcedHow so? Joe Bosack’s design group Facebook page just unveiled the new New Orleans Privateers logos. He’s only put up2 of the logos so far, but I would expect more up soon. AAO 1 0 113 Prev 19,663 posts 2,215 2,083 walkerws Captain Poncho Location:New Orleans Share this post Posted July 18, 2013 NOLA Link to post Link to post 0 Share this post Sports Logo News Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Sports Logos 10,452 posts chuckymack Share this post Share on other sites Share on other sites Share on other sites thinkkre8tiv 52 posts 97last_img read more