Activist Wants Stand Your Ground Ruled Unconstitutional

first_img A local civil rights activist leading the charge to have Georgia’s version of a Stand Your Ground law ruled unconstitutional…is responding to another group, Georgia Carry, which wants the lawsuit thrown out.WABE’s Rose Scott has more:Rev. Markel Hutchins says there are many lessons to be learned from the case involving the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.Hutchins calls the law, ambiguous and unbalanced between“There is a higher bar of proof for police officers and law enforcement officials who use deadly force in order to consider it justified than ordinary citizens under the stand your ground law” says Hutchins.Rev. Hutchins adds laws like Stand Your Ground provoke racial profiling,“young black men like myself get the short end of the stick, that’s number one secondly we believe it creates a separate and unequal protection of the law because courts have held that race can be used to determine what is and what is not reasonable fear.”Georgia’s version of the Stand Your Ground law was passed in 2006. Related Stories ??:?? | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Jump Canada Invites Hall of Fame Nominations

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Ottawa, Ontario – Jump Canada is calling for nominations for induction to the Hall of Fame. The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will be held as part of a black-tie gala on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, ON.Current categories recognized by the Jump Canada Hall of Fame include Builder – Individual, Builder – Organization, Pony, Hunter, Jumper, Rider, Sponsor, Media, Official, Trainer/Coach, and Team/Event. The nomination criteria for potential Hall of Fame candidates are available on the Jump Canada Hall of Fame website by going to and clicking on ‘Nominations’.“The nomination process gives our membership an opportunity to share their stories about those who have made our sport special, and to put forward suggestions for future inductees,” said Mark Samuel, Chair of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame.Submissions for consideration for the 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are due to the Nomination Committee by June 15, 2009. The committee will then deliberate and will announce the 2009 Inductees from among all Nominations received to date. Nominations not approved for induction in 2009 will be retained and considered in future years.Features profiles of previous inductees, as well as photo galleries of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 events, can be found at Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

Human Resources Manager

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) is seeking aHuman Resources Manager. Reporting to the Dean, the Human ResourcesManager is specifically responsible for managing operational andstrategic activities at VTCSOM in accordance with universitypolicies and procedures. These responsibilities include, but arenot limited to, performance management, compensation analysis,recruitment, employee relations, talent development and planning,coordination of training, and human resources analysis andreporting. The human resources manager collaborates with the Deanand Vice Deans and other VTCSOM faculty to develop staffing,retention, recognition, performance planning, organizationaldesign, and career development plans to address future needs of theschool of medicine. Further, the incumbent will oversee all humanresources processes for the school. This role is located inRoanoke, but is responsible for liaison back to Division of HR onthe campus in Blacksburg.Required Qualifications• Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, HumanResources, Organizational Development or related field, orBachelor’s degree with significant related professionalexperience.• HR experience as an HR Manager or HR Generalist providingguidance to management in a large/complex organization.• Demonstrated experience in multiple functions such asstaffing/recruitment, compensation, employee relations, rewards andrecognition, and performance management, and organizationaldevelopment.• Demonstrated proficiency with office software such as MicrosoftWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.• Additional qualifications include excellent interpersonal andcommunication skills.• Ability to work independently as well as with diverse,collaborative teams.• Ability to make independent decisions and solve problems.• Ability to prioritize and manage workload.Preferred Qualifications• Experience in an academic, medical, and/or complex researchenvironment.• Experience with large relational databases and online applicanttracking systems such as Banner and Page Up.• Experience interpreting policies and procedures in a largecomplex organization.• Professional Human Resources designation such as SHRM orSPHR.Appointment TypeRegularReview DateMarch 15, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Lisa Howard [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: February 8, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

The Band’s Visit Star Katrina Lenk on Nail Care for the Tony Awards & the ‘Whoa’ Experience of Her New Co-Star

“Now we can do the show and tell the story and have it just be about that, which is great.” Did you go back and watch your performance of “Omar Sharif” on the Tony Awards telecast?Oh, God, no. Oh no, no, no. I have not watched that. No, that Tony performance. No, no, no.Even though you didn’t see it, did you expect your hand to get such an intense close-up?I’m so glad that I filed my nails before I went on because I kind of had an idea they were going to zoom in on it. I think the less aware I was of what was happening, the better because it was one of the most nerve-racking things I have experienced. I was very nervous.What moves you about the culture explored in The Band’s Visit?Getting to go to Israel and the actual town Bet Hatikva is based on was an incredible experience. I was reading some Israeli fiction and watching Israeli movies and TV series just trying to absorb as much as I could of the modern culture. Getting to go there—it shifted from something I imagined in my head to something I got to stand in and be among. I would love to go back because we were only there for a short amount of time; there are so many interesting and fascinating, beautiful places there.  Related Shows The Band’s Visit Katrina Lenk has appeared on Broadway in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once and Indecent, and, of course, her Tony-winning turn as Dina in The Band’s Visit. What began as a small off-Broadway production based on a barely known 2007 Isreali movie of the same name, The Band’s Visit has turned into one of the most highly acclaimed musicals in recent memory, winning 10 Tony Awards including Best New Musical. Lenk is currently leading the cast with a mesmerizing performance alongside Broadway newcomer (and original film star) Sasson Gabay. Here, Lenk discusses life since her acceptance speech, how visiting Israel impacted her performance, and why she will never reveal the backstory she created for her character.  What is it like working with original The Band’s Visit film star Sasson Gabay, who has stepped into the role of Tewfiq?Working with Sasson Gabay is this bizarre meta thing because I saw the film and I’ve seen him in other films. I met him in Israel briefly when we were there, too. To now to have the man that played Tewfiq in the film be on stage with me—it’s like this weird, “Whoa, what’s happening” kind of place. It’s also such a gift as an actor to get to work with someone who was there at the birth of this story. And he’s wonderful to work with on stage and very present and authentic and generous and so funny and fascinating. I look forward to going and learning things about him every night. Click for More from the Photo Shoot You’ve brought up your obsession with octopuses on Show People and how you would love to play James Bond in our Secrets of the Tony Nominees video. Big question: Would you rather have a pet octopus or be the next James Bond?Why you make me choose?! Oh, no! A pet octopus or play James Bond? [Long pause.] I’d rather play James Bond because I bet that octopus would not really be that happy being a pet, and it should just be free in the world of water. And maybe while playing James Bond, I could pet an octopus. “Everything you see and hear and don’t hear in The Band’s Visit is very intentional…I get more interest or more investment in what’s happening and the mystery leads to more thoughtfulness.” In the show, we see the inside of Dina’s home and get a glimpse into her life. Tell me about that world.Everything you see and hear and don’t hear in The Band’s Visit is very intentional. We had an amazing creative team. When they made the set [designed by Scott Pask], every little thing has a reason that it’s there. A lot of that inspiration also comes from the original film and how when you’re not told something outright, your tendency to investigate and look in the background to see where you can get details kicks in. I think [that] engages us as actors and audiences. I get more interest or more investment in what’s happening and the mystery leads to more thoughtfulness.  “Working with Sasson Gabay is this bizarre meta thing… It’s also such a gift as an actor to get to work with someone who was there at the birth of this story.” View Comments Photographed by Emilio Madrid-Kuser at The Jane Hotel | Styling by Sarah Slutsky | Hair and Makeup by Eric Vosburg | Video shot by Mark Hayes and Alexander Goyco | Video edited by Mark HayesInterview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Katrina Lenk ​Congratulations on all of your success! Has it hit you yet that you’re really a Tony winner?The moment where everything hits you has not happened yet for me, I confess. I have the Tony back now. They engraved it and my name is on it, but I’m still like, “Whose is that? Why is that in here?” So, it feels like it happened to somebody else, or I read about it.How has life been post-awards season?I thought it would be super relaxing, but it’s taking a while to unwind. This last week was the first time all of us were able to just do the show and realize that that pressure has lifted. Now we can do the show and tell the story and have it just be about that, which is great. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Star Files Has becoming a Tony winner changed your life?I don’t think it has yet. And I don’t know that the expectation of it changing one’s life isn’t necessarily a good one to have. Getting to work and continuing to work is a wonderful thing, and I hope that it gets to keep happening. I don’t know that there’s a change. I mean, I am wearing a jacket with a little ruffly sleeve [for the photo shoot], so that’s a change. Do you ever think about what that night would have been like for Dina if the band didn’t come to Bet Hatikva?Oh, my gosh. Yes. Before I go on stage I imagine what Dina expects her evening to be. Every day you open the door and you expect it to be a certain way. For Dina, I definitely have an idea of what would happen that day, and it wouldn’t be that exciting.Did you create a backstory for Dina’s life before we meet her in The Band’s Visit?There’s a backstory for Dina, and it can change depending on where I’m leaning any particular night. But since the show is always the same, there’s this wonderful flexibility. I will never tell my backstory because I love for people to imagine what they think happened to her or what happened in her life. I’m mostly excited about that. read more

Alabama Iron Bowl 3 things, grades

first_imgAlabama kicker Adam Griffith makes one of his five field goals against Auburn on Saturday.Alabama kicker Adam Griffith makes one of his five field goals against Auburn on Saturday.3 things worth talking aboutRedemption Adam Griffith went from the disaster of 2013 Kick 6 to hitting four field goals in the first half that included a 50-yarder. Finished 5-for-5. He started season 0-for-4, but is on the major upswing entering the SEC Championship Game.Play calling Lane Kiffin will call his share of passes, but when push comes to shove, he dials up the run to Derrick Henry. Will his play selection cost Alabama as many think it did in last season’s playoff loss to Ohio State?Back-to-backAlabama will have a shot to become the first team since Tennessee (1997-98) to win back-to-back SEC titles. UT did it with two different starting quarterbacks in Peyton Manning (‘97) and Tee Martin (‘98). Alabama trying to follow same script with Blake Sims (2014) and Jake Coker (2015).Mini gradesRushing offense — A: Derrick Henry rushed for 200-plus yards for the fourth time this season. Went for a career-high 271 yards (Most against Auburn ever) and a touchdown to set the single-season record for rushing scores (22) and rushing yards (1,797). Dominant.Rushing defense — B: Jovon Robinson had success in the first half, but Alabama did a better job in the second half on him.Passing offense — A: Jake Coker made arguably the biggest play in the game with his escape of Carl Lawson and throwing a TD to give Alabama a double-digit lead in second half.Passing defense — B: Outside of giving up the long TD catch to Jason Smith in which Smith tipped the ball to himself and scored, Alabama bottled up Auburn’s pass game and pressured Jeremy Johnson often. Sacked him three times.Special teams — A: Adam Griffith hit four field goals in the first half (long of 50) and added another in the second.Coaching — B: Went away from Henry from time to time, had busted coverages on defense, but pulled it together.Overall — B: Took an inspired rival’s best shot and won.last_img read more