Eve Ensler Celebrates the Opening of In the Body of the World at MTC

first_imgDiane Paulus, Eve Ensler (Photo: Joseph Marzullo/MTC) Eve Ensler celebrated the opening of her one woman show In the Body of the World at Manhattan Theater Club on February 6. The Vagina Monologues icon was joined by Diane Paulus, who directed the solo show based on Ensler’s memoir. The play focuses on her time women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After a life changing diagnosis, a journey of self-discovery unfolds. Check out the photo tand then go see In the Body of the World. In the Body of the World Show Closed This production ended its run on March 25, 2018center_img Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Family law

first_img Janys M Scott QC, Alison Stirling (instructed by Drummond Miller WS) for the appellant; Morgan Wise, Lynda Brabender (instructed by Biggart Baillie) for the first respondent; Rosemary Guinnane, David Sheldon (instructed by Aitken Nairn WS) for the second respondent; David Johnston QC, Roddy Dunlop QC (instructed by in-house solicitor) for the first minuter; Marie Helen Clark (instructed by HBM Sayers) for the second minuter. Administration of justice – Human rights – Jurisprudence – Children’s hearings The appellant (K), an unmarried father, appealed against a decision ([2010] CSIH 5) suspending a sheriff’s interlocutor granting him parental rights and responsibilities so as to make him a ‘relevant person’ for the purposes of a children’s referral relating to his daughter (X). Although not living with X, K had enjoyed regular contact until it was stopped pending allegations of sexual abuse. Various children’s hearings took place, which K was not entitled to attend since registration of X’s birth predated the coming into force of the 1996 amendment to section 3(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and he was not therefore a ‘relevant person’ for the purposes of section 93(2)(b) of the act. The sheriff granted him parental rights under section 11 to enable him to attend the hearings, but the First Division suspended the sheriff’s interlocutor on the basis that he had not considered the overarching principles in section 11(7). The key issues concerned: (i) the kind of orders made in the sheriff court which would be effective to give a father the right to participate in a children’s hearing; and (ii) human rights consequences arising from the statutory scheme relating to children’s hearings. Held: (1) The sheriff’s order had been competently pronounced and properly granted under section 11(1) of the act (see paragraph 24 of judgment). The right to be heard was one of the fundamental rules of natural justice and K needed to be made subject to parental responsibility to maintain relations with X, (paragraphs 14,17,25), Ceylon University v Fernando [1960] 1 WLR 223, PC (Cey) and Official Solicitor v K [1965] AC 201 HL considered. The defect in the order was one of specification, not of substance; it would have been preferable for the sheriff to set out more detail but his failure to do so did not make the interlocutor incompetent because there was no ambiguity and no sound basis for the view that the overarching principles had not been applied. (2) As currently constituted, the children’s hearing system violated article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. The Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 provided that all fathers registered after May 2006 were entitled to be present at children’s hearings irrespective of the strength of their family life with the child. It was difficult to see why the exclusion of fathers registered before that date was justified. (paragraphs 45-48). There were positive procedural obligations inherent in the right to respect for family life. Parents had to be enabled to play a proper part in the decision-making process before they experienced interference by public authorities, W v United Kingdom (A/121) [1988] 10 EHRR 29 ECHR applied and Elsholz v Germany (25735/94) [2000] 2 FLR 486 ECHR considered. Children’s hearings had to have the best and most accurate information, and excluding the very person whose conduct was in question deprived everyone of that information (paragraphs 41-48). The potential for violation of article 8 could be cured by inserting into section 93(2)(b)(c) the words ‘or who appears to have established family life with the child with which the decision of a children’s hearing may interfere’ (paragraphs 60-70). Appeal allowed. center_img Principal reporter v K: SC (Lords Hope (deputy president), Rodger, Kerr, Dyson, Lady Hale): 15 December 2010last_img read more

Trinidad’s PM denies discriminating against opposition supporters

first_img Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Kamla Persad-Bissessar.PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The People’s Partnership Government has not discriminated against constituencies controlled by the opposition, People’s National Movement (PNM).This is according to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.Speaking at the opening of the United National Congress (UNC) South Regional Sub-office in San Fernando on Tuesday night, Persad-Bissessar said her Government had ensured equity throughout the country.She was referring to a protests in Palo Seco, Los Bajos and Los Iros last week, where residents in the La Brea constituency, claimed discrimination by the People’s Partnership Government.Residents argued that nearby UNC-controlled constituencies were being developed while PNM areas were neglected.The five-day protest ended following a meeting with Minister of Works and Infrastructure, Dr Surujrattan Rambachan, who promised to begin temporary roadworks. He said paving was programmed to begin in March.On Monday, however, residents of Coora Branch Road, Siparia, staged a fiery protest for better roads.Persad-Bissessar is the parliamentary representative for that area.Rambachan visited the area on Monday evening and promised to begin repairs to the roadway.Persad-Bissessar said, “One the one hand they accuse us that we are discriminated against their areas, we doing everything in UNC areas. Today, I read Coora Road, Siparia, they want road roads fixed. But just two days before the MP for La Brea with his constituents protesting that we only fixing my Siparia and not fixing theirs, so what is the truth? The truth is that we have tried in every way to spread delivery to give equity across the land. It means that the development takes place throughout Trinidad and Tobago.Persad-Bissessar said areas in Diego Martin, Chaguaramas, El Dorado, Toco and other areas were being developed to improve the lives of all citizens.“When you give a laptop to a child, are you giving it to UNC children? That laptop goes to every single child in school, we do not check religion, race, party. In the same way when we finish this Couva Children’s Hospital will we close door and say UNC only, COP only, TOP only, MSJ only, PNM only? We are not like the PNM, when they declare Trinidad and Tobago to be PNM country,” she said. 120 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Trinidad’s PM denies discriminating against opposition supporters by: TRINIDAD EXPRESS – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Bogut pours in 31 points in U.’s 17th straight win

first_img Jackson is Utah’s ‘Straight’ jacket Related E-mail: [email protected] U. moves up in both hoop polls Late Wyoming drought thwarts possible upset Utah-Wyoming game at a glance If the Utah basketball team seemed wound a little tight in the past two games, well it probably was. Coach Ray Giacoletti admitted as much after Monday night’s 71-62 victory over Wyoming at the Huntsman Center.”We were squeezed so tight that we got out of character a little bit,” Giacoletti said. “This was one that became a grind. It wasn’t our best effort and I’m not taking anything away from Wyoming. But we still found a way to be successful.”Even if it wasn’t their best effort, the Utes won their 17th straight game, the second-best winning streak in the nation, and improved to 22-3 on the season. The Utes also upped their Mountain West Conference record to 10-0 heading into this weekend’s road trip at Air Force and New Mexico.The Utes got through a sluggish first half and a slow start in the second half before essentially putting the game away with a 13-0 run midway through the second half.During the final five minutes, the Utes got into their “careful” mode and saw the Cowboys cut the margin to single digits like Colorado State did Saturday night, but the game was never in doubt.Andrew Bogut followed up his 33-point, 16-rebound performance with another sensational effort, scoring 31 points and grabbing 13 rebounds against the Cowboys. Marc Jackson scored 12 points and did an outstanding job on Wyoming’s leading scorer, Jay Straight, while Richard Chaney added 12 points off the bench.Now that the homestand is over, Giacoletti wants his team to “have fun” this week and not feel the pressure they had during the past two games.”There’s so much pressure put on winning home games, I’ve probably made them a little tight right now and I want our guys to feel at ease,” Giacoletti said. “I want us to get back to being free with our play and not always trying to make the right play every time.”The Utes saw a different Wyoming team than they faced a month ago in Laramie. Oh, it was the same players, but they weren’t the same bunch that missed its first 10 shots and fell behind 16-0, before losing by 25.The Cowboys stayed with the Utes basket-for-basket throughout much of the first half and even led 18-14 midway through the half after making 8 of their first 11 shots.Surprisingly, the Cowboys didn’t try to double-team Bogut whenever he got the ball inside and he made 12 of Utah’s first 18 points. The Cowboys seemed to be content to make other Ute players beat them and when they didn’t shoot well, they kept the lead.Finally, the Utes went on a 9-0 run late in the half thanks to a couple of Bogut baskets and Jackson 3-pointer, only to see the Cowboys cut the lead to 33-28 at halftime.At halftime, Giacoletti implored his team to win the first four minutes like they have so many times this year, but instead, it was the Cowboys who had the edge as they cut the lead to 42-40 with 14:50 left.That’s when the Utes became defensive, holding scoreless for nearly seven minutes as they ran off 13 straight points to make it a 15-point game.First Bryant Markson hit a 3-pointer from the left corner, then Chaney sank a 10-foot baseline jumper.Bogut scored on a three-point play off a left-handed hook and then Jackson sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key to make it 53-40 with 9:20 left. Bogut completed the 13-0 run with a pair of free throws at the 7:54 mark.Maybe the Cowboys were trying to delay having to go back to Laramie, because they dragged out the final 90 seconds into about 15 minutes of real time, as Wyoming coach Steve McClain used every timeout available and the Cowboys tried to foul the Utes for profit.But the Utes hit all six free throws in the final minute and Straight got three garbage baskets in the final 35 seconds.Straight, who was named MWC player of the week earlier in the day, finished with a team-high 16 points, but he got 11 in the final four minutes and nine in the final 1:01. Jackson turned him inside-out like he did in Laramie when he held him to six points until a couple of threes in the final minute.Dion Sherrell added 12 points and Justin Williams chipped in 11 for the Cowboys. The Utes play Air Force Saturday afternoon and New Mexico Monday night. last_img read more