This is Hamilton… Mitzi Hamilton! A Chorus Line Icon Gets Her Own Hip-Hop Tribute

first_imgWho lives? Who dies? Who tells your story? Founding father Alexander Hamilton has been honored with his own Broadway bio-musical smash thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and now another Hamilton has been appropriately feted online. Mitzi Hamilton was famously Michael Bennett’s inspiration for the character of T&A gal Val in A Chorus Line who danced in shows like Pippin, Seesaw and finally played Val during the show’s legendary 15 year run. These days, she carries Bennett’s torch, directing productions of A Chorus Line around the world, including a staging at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida, which just closed on January 24. Jake Weinstein, a cast member in that production, and the entire cast created the amazing video tribute to Hamilton below, using Miranda’s “Alexander Hamilton” as a jump-off, incorporating just-as-smooth rhymes to tell the story of a chorus girl’s journey to Broadway infamy.How does a homely, skinny, flat-as-a-pancake girlWith 87 dollars in her pocket twirl a baton in the rainThen wind up in New York City from afar—Grow up to be a legend and a star?Click and see! View Commentslast_img read more

This week: NAFCU monitors reg relief bill mark-up; Reg Committee talks payday rule

first_img continue reading » NAFCU this week will closely follow a House Financial Services Committee mark-up Wednesday that includes several NAFCU-backed bills, including ones related to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act improvements (H.R. 2954) and robocall scams targeting seniors (H.R. 3758).Other NAFCU-supported bills included in the mark-up would tailor regulations to limit burdens on affected institutions (H.R. 1116) and amend the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) for manufactured housing loans (H.R. 1699).Another recently introduced bill included in the mark-up would amend TILA and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act to modify the requirements for community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating to mortgage loans, and for other purposes (H.R. 3971). 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Disaster recovery planning – How should I backup my servers?

first_imgOngoing Operations approaches disaster recovery in two main ways with regard to server backup.The traditional way (as we call it) would be through our Rep V3 product, which is an agent-based backup solution that goes on any type of server, whether physical or virtual. This product will backup the file system and the system state over a period of time, using roughly 15-30 minute snapshots. We can keep that data for as little as 2 weeks or as long as a year. With this method, if you need to backup a physical server or archive that data regardless of the server type, you can recall data from 6, 8, or 10 months ago. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Livingstones target Swedish portfolio

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UI students file amicus brief on behalf of Papuan protesters charged with treason

first_imgThey added that the protests in Jayapura last year were not intended to harm the security and the sovereignty of the nation but instead were peaceful protests to respond to the racist acts in Surabaya.“All of the perpetrators [of the Surabaya incident] have been held responsible with minimum charges. Meanwhile, prosecutors are seeking to imprison the Papuan [activists] for up to 17 years,” BEM UI and BEM FHUI argued in the statement.They said the protests were a form of political expression guaranteed by the Constitution and other international human rights instruments under the freedom of speech and expression.“Therefore, all of [the defendants] have to be freed of all charges, especially treason,” the student coalition said.Read also: Racism: My experience as a doctor in PapuaBEM UI and BEM FHUI they had been holding public protests to express their view on the matter but had not encountered any issues. “Meanwhile, these Papuan activists were charged with treason for protesting,” they said. “This is a true manifestation of the racial bias that is happening in our law enforcement.”The students hoped that the court would find that racial biases had influenced the law enforcement personnel who had handled the case.“We also hope that our amicus brief will be considered discussion material for the judges to reach their verdict,” they said.This amicus curiae – a Latin term meaning “friend of the court” – was not the first attempt by UI students to highlight what many consider persecution of Papuans for their political activism. BEM UI recently held a public discussion on racism against Papuans in the legal system. However, the UI administration later issued a statement disavowing the event, saying the discussion did not “reflect the views and attitudes of UI as an institution”.An alliance of UI lecturers subsequently expressed their support for the discussion and lauded BEM UI for organizing it because it fostered the spirit of free speech among university academics.Read also: ‘#PapuanLivesMatter’: George Floyd’s death hits close to home in IndonesiaAlthough amicus briefs are more common in countries that use a common law system, there are also some precedents for the submission of such briefs in Indonesia, which uses a civil law system.In 2013, for instance, the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) filed an amicus curiae in an appeal of the verdict in a case regarding an attack in Cebongan Penitentiary in Sleman, Yogyakarta.Other parties have submitted similar briefs, including Indonesia Corruption Watch in the case of an acid attack on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan and the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) in a blasphemy case involving then-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.Topics : Two student organizations at the University of Indonesia (UI) have decided to file an amicus curiae – a brief offered by someone who is not party to a case – in support of seven Papuan activists on trial for treason for their involvement in the 2019 antiracism protests in Jayapura, Papua.The brief was drafted jointly by the UI Student Executive Body (BEM UI) and the UI School of Law Student Executive Body (BEM FHUI).Earlier this month, prosecutors at the Balikpapan district court in East Kalimantan demanded between five and 17 years of prison for the seven Papuan defendants for their participation in rallies in Jayapura. The protests were in response to a racial abuse incident targeting Papuan university students living in a dormitory in Surabaya, East Java. The students in the dorm were attacked physically and verbally by security personnel – who reportedly called them “monkeys” – and members of mass organizations who accused the Papuans of refusing to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.The responding protests in Jayapura started out peacefully but later turned violent and resulted in dozens of injuries and several buildings being damaged.Read also: Human Rights Watch urges authorities to free Papuan activists on trial for 2019 protestsIn a statement on Friday, the student body coalition argued that the treason charges were not appropriate and suggested that the authorities who were handling the case had racial biases against Papuans.last_img read more

PRO-6 recruitment to resume

first_imgOther minimum health safety practices set by the PNP Health Service include the prohibition on sharing and borrowing of personal belongings such as pens, phones, notebooks, laptops, and others./PN “We are waiting for the go-signal from the national headquarters to resume the recruitment process. The applicants will resume their medical tests that were stopped in March,” said Gorero. For the first quarter of the year (January to March), the PRO-6 was supposed to hire 434 new policemen. It was on the third week of March that the community quarantine across Western Visayas effected. ILOILO City – The recruitment of new police officers will resume any time from now, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). The halted 1st quarter 2020 Recruitment and Regular Attrition Quota for Patrolman and Patrolwoman and lateral entry program will continue, he stressed.center_img The recruitment process, however, was halted due to the quarantine imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Thus, according to Gorero, “hundreds” of applications were pending. The Philippine National Police national headquarters’ director for Human Resource Doctrine and Development, Police Major General Amador Corpus, recently announced that the recruitment program will resume under the supervision of the newly-established PNP Recruitment and Selection Service (PNP-RSS). Corpus said other mandatory career training courses and recruitment will also resume but strict health safety guidelines will be observed such as social distancing and wearing of facemask. The goal is to further strengthen the 205,000-strong police force.last_img read more

Family: Brave Girl Recovering After Being Hit By Truck

first_imgGwyneth Blair. (Image: Facebook)GREENSBURG – An 8-year-old girl is recovering after being struck by a pickup truck and her family says her courageous actions may have saved her uncle’s life.According to the Greensburg Daily News, a van driven by Mary Tichenor, 52, of Rushville, lost power to the brakes and rolled through a stop sign at the Washington and Ireland Street intersection Tuesday afternoon.Tichenor was unable to stop and struck a Chevy Pickup truck operated by Daniel Tempest, 56, of Greensburg.The impact forced the pickup onto the sidewalk on Ireland Street where Gwyneth Blair, 8, of Greensburg, and her uncle Hershel Blair, 26, were walking.Hershel has a shunt in his head and any head trauma could likely turn fatal, the newspaper reported.Gwyneth pushed her uncle out of harm’s way before being struck by the oncoming vehicle. The young girl was life lined to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for treatment of a broken arm and abrasions.We spoke with Gwyneth’s mother, Christina Franklin, after the family returned home from the hospital Thursday afternoon.“She’s always been pretty brave and strong. I just feel like, honestly, she’s a brave little girl,” Franklin said. “I don’t know what you call a hero honestly. Heroes come in all shapes and forms. She is definitely her uncle’s hero today.”“I just feel God has a bigger plan for her. If this is any indication of what she going to be like when she grows older I feel God has something really big planned for her.”Neither driver was cited in relation to the accident however, Tempest was cited for driving while suspended, according to the newspaper.last_img read more

Women’s hockey Border Battle just as competive despite lack of history

first_imgSenior forward Jasmine Giles and the rest of the Wisconsin women\’s hockey team is excited for another shot at Border Battle rival Minnesota.[/media-credit]No matter what sport it may be, a border battle between Wisconsin and Minnesota will always be considered a marquee matchup.In women’s hockey though, the Wisconsin-Minnesota rivalry has consistently featured some of the highest quality of play in the sport year in and year out. At least one of the teams has been featured in the NCAA championship game in each of the last six years.Interim head coach Tracey DeKeyser, who has been a part of the Wisconsin program since its inception in 1999, relishes in the rivalry’s intense, yet highly respectful atmosphere, which will reignite this weekend in the regular season finale.“It’s been a long-lived border battle since my start here in ’99,” DeKeyser said. “It’s always fun, it’s a friendly rivalry and our coaching staffs are very respectful. We enjoy playing each other — it’s usually a clean, fast-paced hockey game.”At 11 years, it may not be as old as other classic sporting rivalries, but since the two teams have often ended the other’s season, it has made up for age with high stakes.After the program’s beginning in 1999, the Badgers spent six years hurriedly catching up to the established Gophers program. For that time period, Wisconsin struggled to overthrow a Minnesota team that won national championships in both 2004 and 2005.After Minnesota’s second championship, however, a role reversal occurred and Wisconsin quickly became a thorn in Minnesota’s side. The 2005-06 season marked the arrival of Wisconsin as a women’s hockey powerhouse.In November of that season, the Badgers claimed their first series sweep against their neighbors and the momentum snowballed from there.The two teams met again in the WCHA championship in February, which Wisconsin won 4-1; later in March it was much the same story when the Badgers won their first national championship, casting down the Gophers in a 3-0 victory.“I think the favorite memory for most Badgers would be the first NCAA win in the Minnesota backyard,” DeKeyser said. “We won at Mariucci Arena for our first national title and it was just sweet justice. There were so many losses in the past.“And I say that in a friendly way, because they’re a great program and I respect what they’re doing up there.”Over the next three years, the Badgers would eliminate the Gophers from the WCHA playoffs three times, plus once more in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.The latter is a game remembered vividly by junior forward Kelly Nash, who tallied a goal in the 3-2 overtime victory.“We went into overtime and it was intense,” she said. “We were all nervous in the locker room, we didn’t know that it was going to go that far but we scored right away. I’d say that was my favorite (memory playing Minnesota) because it meant a lot to our team to beat them, especially at that time.”Another chapter will be added to that history this weekend, and once again, the stakes are high.Wisconsin needs success to lock up a top-four finish in the WCHA and better their chances at an NCAA tournament birth, while Minnesota intends to seal up their first place position in the conference.The stage is set once again.To have such an important game come down to a road trip to the house of a big rival might seem like a nightmare for most teams, but not for the Badgers. Minnesota’s Ridder Arena is exactly where Wisconsin has won many postseason games against the Gophers, which has only amplified the rivalry even more.“I love playing there, it’s almost like playing at home,” senior captain Jasmine Giles said. “It always has a great attendance, and even though the crowd is cheering against us, it pumps us up that much more to play well.”There is little doubt the upcoming regular season finale will affect the postseason of both teams. Regardless of the outcome, it’s hard to imagine it will be the last time the two teams will see each other this season.“It always comes down to ‘see you in the playoffs, see you in the quarterfinals, NCAA Frozen Four,’” DeKeyser said. “Usually in the months of February and March we see the Gophers a lot.”last_img read more

Trojan secondary coach resigns in wake of reports

first_imgUSC secondary coach Willie Mack Garza has resigned, citing personal issues, the school announced Thursday.“I stepped down today from my coaching duties at USC,” Garza said in a statement. “I have some personal issues unrelated to USC that I need to address. I wish the Trojans the best and I am sorry I won’t be with them in what I know will be a very successful season.”Garza was not at USC’s mid-morning practice early Thursday, while it was in the midst of final preparations for Saturday’s season opener against Minnesota.Though the school declined to comment further, multiple reports released Thursday, including one from CBS Sports, said Garza’s resignation from his position directly stemmed from his involvement in an NCAA investigation centering on former scout Willie Lyles.Lyles, along with his lawyers, met with NCAA investigators Tuesday, when he disclosed that he had a previous working relationship with Garza. USC officials learned of Lyles’ connection to Garza on Wednesday, according to CBS Sports.The NCAA’s investigation of Lyles’ scouting services, which are allegedly connected to LSU and Oregon, is still ongoing.Serving as the defensive backs coach at Tennessee during the 2009 season, Garza arrived at USC along with coach Lane Kiffin, who accepted the position in January 2010.Garza’s relationship with Lyles, however, is said to predate his time at Tennessee.Former USC safety Sammy Knight, who played in the NFL for 12 seasons and has been on staff as graduate assistant, is expected to replace Garza on an interim basis.last_img read more

Arizona Cardinals sign former Syracuse kicker Cole Murphy

first_img Published on March 12, 2019 at 10:31 pm Contact Matt: Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Former Syracuse placekicker Cole Murphy has signed with the Arizona Cardinals.Murphy, who attended Syracuse from 2014-2017, finished as SU’s all-time leader in field goals made with 59 and ranks third in school history in points scored. Murphy also earned a spot as a two-time semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, presented to the nation’s top kicker.Previously, Murphy played for the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football, but was released.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more