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first_imgThe University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer.The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Position Vacancy ID: 95102-AS Employment Class: Term: FTE: Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Forappointment at the Clinical Associate Professor level, thecandidate must meet guidelines for appointment or promotion on theClinician-Teacher track in the UW School of Medicine and PublicHealth. 100% Working Title: The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking asubspecialist in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology andInfertility. The individual will be involved with outpatientclinics in endocrinology and infertility, surgical cases, inpatientattending, and call coverage.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology. BC/BE subspecialty reproductiveendocrinology and infertility. NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Advertised Salary: Degree and area of specialization: This is a renewable appointment. SEPTEMBER 01, 2018 Position Summary: Job no: 95102-ASWork type: Staff-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/OBGYN REPRO ENDOLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services Reproductive Endocrinologist Additional Information: Academic Staff-Renewable Wisconsin medical licensure, BC/BE reproductive endocrinology andinfertility. Anticipated Begin Date: Brandon [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Applications Open: Jul 12 2018 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Minimum number of years and type of relevant workexperience: License or Certificate: CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICAL ASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICALASST PROF(D53NN) This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL#95101 andPVL#95103 ; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having threepositions vacancy listing allows the School of Medicine and PublicHealth to consider candidates with both CHS-track faculty, CT-trackfaculty, and Tenure faculty track credentials for thisposition. A532830-MEDICAL SCHOOL/OBGYN REPRO ENDO To begin the application process please click on the ” button. Youwill be asked to create a profile and upload a resume, cover letterand list of references.The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 10, 2018,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Instructions to Applicants: Contact: Additional Link:Full Position Details NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required Official Title: Hiring Department(s):last_img read more


first_imgWHAT ON YOUR MIND TODAY?FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming WEDNESDAY ?Todays “primary election polling question is: Do you think Donal Trump will make America Great Again?TUESDAYPlease take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Baugo schools solar project moving forward

first_img Twitter Baugo schools solar project moving forward Previous articleLarge wave sweeps male into Lake Michigan in St. JosephNext articleConvicted home invasion prisoner claims he was mistreated in Elkhart County Jail Tommie Lee (“Solar Panel” by Marufish, CC BY-SA 2.0) Baugo Schools has broken ground on a solar energy project, which say will produce hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in energy savings.The Elkhart Truth reports the project will power Jimtown High School and all the facilities around the high school on the south side of the campus.It will also power the district’s administrative building and the high school’s gym. The panels will be positioned around the 1929 Gym, the front of the high school and near the football field and the tennis courts. Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – March 28, 2021 0 195 Pinterest Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

Press release: UK’s new trade remedies system comes into force

first_imgThe UK’s system will be fully compliant with WTO rules and will put in place robust protections where they are needed, restoring a fair playing field for businesses without imposing unnecessary costs on supply chains or consumers.The new Directorate is based in Reading and will be responsible for investigating cases of unfair trading practices and unforeseen surges in imports that injure UK businesses. Over 80% of trade remedies staff have now been appointed.Last week the government published the full list of EU trade remedies measures that will be continued after the UK leaves the EU and takes control of its own trade policy. Trade remedies measures have only been continued in cases where UK business supported the measure and where British businesses produce more than a 1% market share of those particular products sold in the UK.UK businesses can contact TRID if they suspect a company of dumping goods at below market value, think a government is unfairly subsidising exports or want a temporary tariff to be applied because of an unforeseen surge in imports.Businesses can find out more information on who can submit cases for review and how they will be considered on GOV.UK. Director General of UK Steel, Gareth Stace, said: Our own independent trade remedies system will create a level playing field for British industries so they can compete with overseas producers that benefit from unfair trading practices. TRID Director and TRA Chief Executive Designate, Claire Bassett said: This underlines our commitment to ensuring the integrity of the global rules-based trading system as we take control of our independent trade policy for the first time in more than 40 years. The Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate will be at the forefront of ensuring that the UK has the ability to protect UK industry and this is another step forward for us and our readiness to do this important work. UK businesses can contact TRID if they have evidence of unfair trading practices. Further information on who can submit cases and how they will be considered will be available shortly. The UK’s new fully functioning trade remedies system has been established and will help to protect UK businesses from injury caused by unfair trading practices, such as dumping and subsidies, or injury caused by unforeseen surges in imports from 29 March if we leave the EU without a deal.The Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate (TRID) has been established within the Department for International Trade and will start work from today. TRID will conduct the necessary preparatory work to ensure that we are ready to commence investigations as soon as we leave the EU.This temporary directorate will administer trade remedies functions until the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) is legally established as an independent body with the passing of the Trade Bill.Our priority is to secure Parliamentary support for the deal we have negotiated with the EU, under which UK businesses will continue to benefit from current protections during the Implementation Period. However, establishing the TRID today ensures that British businesses will also be protected from unfair trading practices if we leave without a deal.Trade remedies allow World Trade Organization (WTO) members to protect domestic industry from injury caused by unfair trading practices, such as dumped or subsidised imports, or from injury caused by unforeseen surges in imports.Today’s announcement will ensure continued protection for key UK domestic industries in the event of a no deal scenario.International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox said: Trade remedies are absolutely critical to defend domestic chemical producers against unfairly priced or subsidised imports. Industry needs the Trade Remedies Investigation Directorate to be fully functional from day 1 after the UK leaves the EU. While our industry still hopes that a deal with the EU will be agreed we must be ready for the circumstance of our leaving with no deal. Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association said: Today’s announcement launching the UK’s trade remedies system is a hugely positive announcement, ensuring the UK has the tools available to protect UK industry from unfair trading practises from day one of Brexit. I cannot overstate the importance of this milestone for the steel sector. Trade Remedy investigations are lengthy, expensive and can be a significant drain on company resources but you have to get them right or chemical companies and their downstream customers will suffer. We welcome the secondary legislation that provides some authority to the TRID carrying out initial activity and we continue to offer support as the team learn their new roles. We look forward to working with the new directorate and ultimately the Trade Remedies Authority, once it is up and running. There is much work to do.last_img read more

News story: The wider benefits of space investments for the UK economy

first_imgSpillovers in the space sector report (PDF, 922KB, 57 pages)Economic evaluation of the Space for Smarter Government Programme report (PDF, 592KB, 25 pages) Every £1 of public spending generates £3-4 in value for the recipients in the space industry, with additional wider spillover benefits to the UK economy.The demanding environment of space means that investments in space generate new knowledge and innovations that extend far beyond the space industry. For example, satellites provide services that enable a wide range of economic activities, supporting industries worth £300 billion to the UK.The “Spillovers in the space sector report” was carried out by London Economics on behalf of the UK Space Agency. This report reviews the evidence of spillovers in the space industry and assesses the impact of several programmes that have received Agency funding.The report looks at a number of programmes, including:Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE)The UK government committed £60 million of funding to support the development of Reaction Engine’s unique SABRE concept. This is underpinned by a pre-cooler heat exchanger that can cool an incoming stream of air from 1000 °C to – 150 °C in one hundredth of a second. This heat exchanger has applications in a number of markets that also have extreme thermal management needs. Examples include: pre-cooling technology for high-performance automotive; industrial heat recuperation; battery cooling systems; and cooling systems for power stations.ExoMarsA mission to search for life on Mars, with the UK leading the build of the ‘Rosalind Franklin’ Mars rover. The project developed advanced welding techniques that are now being used to manufacture aluminium cans, saving 12% on raw materials, or £100m in total.Potential spilllovers include the development of buggies for airport transport which could contribute £10m to UK GDP and navigation sensors in areas with no access to satellite positioning and navigation technologies, which could contribute £7.2m to UK GDP.Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP)This is a UK Space Agency programme that aims to promote the uptake of space products and services in government and the wider public sector. One example is the ‘Air Quality Hotspot Mapper’ project developed by the University of Leicester and later exploited by its spin-out company, EarthSense.The spillover benefits included EarthSense data being used to underpin the BBC’s free-to-use ‘MappAir’ service which provides postcode level data on traffic pollution, which was used by 2 million users within the first 48 hours of launching.EarthSense’s air quality data can also be used to reduce emissions and increase the sustainability of logistics activities for companies.National Space Technology Programme (NSTP)This is the Agency’s national capability programme that provides funding to organisations looking to develop space technologies. The second phase of the programme funded 120 projects, with awards totalling £8.4 million. Finding has supported the progression of R&D from early / proof of concept stage towards the end goal of commercialisation. As a result, 80% of project leads were able to report that their project has been de-risked to some degree.These case studies highlight the critical role of UK grant funding and how, by solving the difficult design challenges of the space environment, space programmes have an important role to play in improving existing technologies on Earth.The research also found the positive spillover of space projects are usually seen after 3-5 years, with impacts realised sooner for companies providing downstream services or contract manufacturing services, and longer for companies developing their own products.The UK Space Agency has also published a report into its Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP), which found its projects could support over £40 million in potential annual benefits to the public sector, in terms of operational cost savings (£27.8 million), exceptional cost avoidance (£9.2 million) and catalytic benefits (£4.1 million).A previous study by London Economics found that the UK gets a £9-16 return to the economy for every £1 of Government investment in the European Space Agency, with £6-12 of this accounted for by spillover benefits to the wider economy.last_img read more

Steve Kimock Hosts Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega & More For Two Night Run [Gallery]

first_imgLast weekend, guitar virtuoso Steve Kimock hosted a pair of “Steve Kimock & Friends” performances, bringing Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Wally Ingram and special guests to George’s Majestic in Fayettesville, AR. The band jammed out to a number of classic tunes for the two night run, bringing out fun covers like The Beatles’ “Taxman”, Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” and a number of songs from the Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia catalogs. The band also welcomed Tanya Shylock, Ken Siftar, and Earl Cate throughout the run, complimenting the performances in style.Thanks to Jeremy Scott Photography, we can see images from these fun shows! Check them out, and the full setlists, below.Setlist: Steve Kimock & Friends | George’s Majestic | Fayetteville, AR | 12/2/16Set 1: Nana’s Chalk Pipe, Phila Mambo, Ice Cream, High-Heeled Sneakers #, Taxman *, Money Honey *^ #, You’re the One > Pusherman* > You’re the One ^Set 2: Funkier than a Mosquito’s Tweeter*, Tongue n Groove, Shining Star *, Lovelight *#^, Black Cat Bone #^E: Many Rivers ^* w/ Tanya Shylock# w/ Ken Siftar^ w/ Earl CateSetlist: Steve Kimock & Friends | George’s Majestic | Fayetteville, AR | 12/3/16Set 1: It’s Up To You, Anorexia, Cole’s Law, Expressway To Your Heart, Can’t Find My Way Home *, Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower *Set 2: Baby, Baby *, Five B/4 Funk, Dark Star * > Point of Know Return > Bobby Vega solo > Hillbillies on PCP, Loser *, Goin Down #, Mercury Blues *#E: Stella Blue (1:45AM)* with Tanya Shylock (vocals)# with Ken Siftar on guitar and vocals Load remaining imageslast_img read more

David Axelrod joins IOP Board

first_imgThe Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School has added another prominent political practitioner to its Senior Advisory Committee: David Axelrod.Axelrod, senior strategist, Barack Obama 2012, and former senior adviser to President Obama, began his three-year appointment by participating at the IOP’s biannual committee meeting in Cambridge on May 5.  The committee, chaired by Caroline Kennedy, is responsible for guiding and advising institute staff toward fulfillment of the IOP’s mission of inspiring young people to careers in politics and public service.“The IOP is dedicated to inspire young leaders to take up careers in politics and public life; I can’t think of a more important mission and I’m honored to be part of it,” said Axelrod.last_img read more

Evil in the making

first_imgWhat makes an armed man kill an unarmed civilian? What makes him join the killing of many hundreds — or hundreds of thousands — of civilians?University of Amsterdam Professor of Social Science Emeritus Abram de Swaan takes a hard look at the subject in his new book, “The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder.” History is appallingly dense with examples, from medieval warfare to Nazi Germany to Stalin’s purges to Rwanda in the 1990s.De Swaan talked with the Gazette ahead of a Tuesday lecture at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.GAZETTE: You point out that genocide did not arise in the 20th century. Has it been with us always?DE SWAAN: I’m afraid so. I avoid the term “genocide” because it has a very precise but rather problematic legal definition. I use “mass violence” for very large-scale, asymmetric encounters between organized and armed men — it’s usually men — and organized and unarmed other people.In many times and places, a victorious army would routinely kill off whoever it could get ahold of, rape the women, enslave people, burn. Until, say, the 15th or 16th century, the chroniclers exaggerate the amount of bloodshed with glee and pride in what their army has accomplished and how much carnage was [done] in honor of the king or the great leader.What is modern about genocide or about mass violence is the embarrassment about it.GAZETTE: So it is not the practice that has changed, but our interpretation of it?DE SWAAN: You could say that the scale has increased, with the emergence of a state system in which states are an enormous accumulation of the means of violence, including huge nuclear stockpiles. Internally, there is a domestic pacification, relative peace within every state territory, and so the overall figures for homicide, etc., decline in the course of centuries. This has been known by people in the profession for quite some time, and [Steven] Pinker in “The Better Angels [of Our Nature]” has popularized that insight. On the other hand, violence between states becomes ever more lethal and destructive on an ever-larger scale, but it happens more rarely.Once war starts, victorious soldiers often regress into a state of triumphant rage and go on a rampage. The My Lai massacre [of the Vietnam War] is a classic example of what happens all the time in guerilla warfare, almost always in the colonial conquests of the Western powers. In a way My Lai was routine; what was new about My Lai was that the domestic audience found out. If this [kind of thing had] happened at the end of 19th century and a reporter had known about it, he probably would have shut up.GAZETTE: Are there mass killings — and I assume we’re leaving out war itself — going on now?DE SWAAN: I’m afraid so. Two examples that come to mind right away are Darfur, which has not stopped — very tragic and awful ― and the other, of course is ISIS.GAZETTE: You drill down into the motivations of the perpetrators and poke holes in the idea of the “banality of evil” and the thought that any one of us in a similar situation might behave that way. Can you talk a little about that?DE SWAAN: There is a rather surprising consensus in the entire literature on mass violence that ordinary people in what they call extraordinary — genocidal — situations commit extraordinary evil.The first thing is, yes, that’s true. The second thing is that some people are more likely to get into those situations than others. And the question is, what sort of people are more likely to? Obviously people who are professional experts on violence: police, military people, violent criminals.One could, with many caveats, say that certain characteristics are more likely to occur more frequently with genocidal perpetrators. For example, they have a working conscience, [but] restricted to family, their superiors, and their comrades-in-arms. Everyone else doesn’t count. Now, this is not that unusual a pattern of conscience formation, but usually education tries to inculcate a broader sense of identification with other human beings.They [also] show a remarkably low sense of agency. This just happened to them, they didn’t know, they didn’t particularly want to, but one thing led to another. That may be an artifact of the fact that most of what we know is from when they appear before judges, so they have an interest in not looking like someone who knowingly and willing committed these acts.GAZETTE: Is it hard to get at the truth of that part of the picture?DE SWAAN: Yes, because you must realize that we know very little about these people. First of all, if they’re victorious, they’ll be heroes. If their side is defeated, then maybe some of them will appear before the judges and we’ll find out about them. This was the case in Germany. It was the case in Serbia and Rwanda, but think of China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia. It boggles the mind that, of all of these hundreds of thousand of killers, no one ever appeared before a judge. I say it’s one of the safest professions on the planet: mass murder.The most striking thing is they seem to lack sympathy, compassion, pity. Sometimes it seems as if they don’t know what it is. There is a classic exchange in which the judge said, “Don’t you feel pity for all those you killed?” And the man said, “Oh yes, your honor, it was awful, I got all this blood and brains on my uniform. And the shouting and the shrieking of those women was impossible to bear.” The one he had pity for was the guy with the soiled uniform, which is just eerie if you think of it.GAZETTE: You also mention the personal preparation — the individual circumstances — that needs to happen. You talked a bit about what Germany and individual Germans went through.DE SWAAN: The general cultural or specific professional upbringing is enormously important. All Germans were exposed to 12 years of what may be the vilest lies and propaganda and vilification campaign in history. It was relentless; you could not hear alternative truth. And SS training [in particular] was specifically aimed at numbing any kind of compassion in almost perverse ways, sometimes so perverse that you don’t even want to talk about it.GAZETTE: What do we know about SS training?DE SWAAN: For example, they were made to shoot their own dogs. Dogs were highly valued, but you had to learn — a true SS man had to learn — to overcome their feelings if it was necessary for the Volk.GAZETTE: What do you think is most important for the public to understand about these issues?DE SWAAN: First, how often it occurs, how hard it is to realize that, yes, it really happened, and how difficult it is for any nation face its own crimes.The Dutch have genocide in their history — in Aceh [Indonesia] — and there’s only one book — by a nonprofessional historian — about it. That’s the Dutch past, more than a century ago, but it was pretty bloody, about 100,000 people. And the terrible history of the Belgians in the Congo is very difficult to face. And the same goes for America.GAZETTE: Clearly the treatment of Native Americans could qualify, but what’s your point of view on where America’s crimes of this nature have occurred?DE SWAAN: I’m afraid that the Vietnam War and the bombing of Cambodia were horrible. I do not mention air war [in the book] because of the distance between the perpetrators and victims, but also maybe out of a shared Western blind spot.Once the German air force was overcome, the Allied forces, the Western forces used the air war very intensely and sometimes very effectively and at relatively little cost. This has served the Western powers very well. And I am among those who have an underdeveloped moral capacity to judge that. So maybe somebody else should stand up and explain what the West has done.GAZETTE: Dresden and Hiroshima and Nagasaki?DE SWAAN: I feel very uneasy about it. Even at this very moment, we use bombing from the air. Those who are the object of that, for example ISIS, could say, “Look, they don’t even come out into the open, they’re manipulating their drones and bombing us and our families. Let them come out into a fair fight.”And then we take literally the moral high ground and criticize them for their barbarous methods. But there must be a discourse going on — on the other side — which is not entirely devoid of moral dimensions. It’s a pity we don’t talk to those guys and those guys don’t talk to us, except in the most horrible way. They have a point and it would be a conversation — and I’ve never had it, nor have you, nor almost any of us. It would be interesting to see how we would come out if it.GAZETTE: You stop beheading people and we’ll stop sending drones — that sort of conversation?DE SWAAN: That sort of deal, yes. But probably they can muster as much moral indignation about our bombings as we can about their beheadings. I’m not saying that the truth lies in the middle. I’m not saying that both parties are equally evil. I’m just saying you might be in for a surprise if you were in an open conversation with one of those people.GAZETTE: If you look at Nazi Germany, it almost sounds like an entire people were steeped in the propaganda. Is that situation, in a way, being recreated on the Internet, where people with a certain mindset can visit only areas where people who have the same point of view are, and create a similar echo-chamber effect?DE SWAAN: I don’t know, I don’t much look into those sites. But the amazing thing is that, globally, you can find people exactly like you all over the world and then shield yourself off from any other opinion. So you can be secluded, provincial, parochial, on a global scale.last_img read more

Español para abogados (Spanish for lawyers)

first_imgThose are actual cases that Harvard Law School (HLS) students practiced in a role-playing exercise in a classroom in Wasserstein Hall. The scene could have taken place in any regular law course that uses simulation drills to give students practical experience in interviewing and counseling clients.But this is not a regular law class.Welcome to “Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers,” where students learn legal terms in Spanish that are critical in their interactions with clients in Greater Boston who speak that language.Open to HLS students with advanced Spanish skills, the course was first offered in 2007 in response to students who wanted a class specifically focused on legal terminology, said Lisa Dealy, assistant dean for clinical and pro bono programs at HLS. “So many of our clinics have Spanish-speaking clients,” she said.For students, the course provides critical skills to establishing better rapport and direct communication with their clients, sometimes getting around interpreters who are often overbooked. In the class, which is entirely in Spanish, students learn legal terms they have never come across in their previous Spanish lessons.Juliana Ratner, who will graduate next year with a J.D., took Spanish as an undergraduate and has traveled to several Spanish-speaking countries, but only this fall learned the Spanish terms for “arraignment,” “dismissal,” and “probation.”“Now I’m able to explain what happens during the trial and what it all means to my clients,” said Ratner. “There are many legal terms that even English speakers aren’t familiar with. When you’re a lawyer, it really matters to get things right.”To do that, students practice the new expressions in imaginary legal scenarios, rehearse the “know your rights” presentation, or go through a subpoena agreement in Spanish, learning a skill set more nuanced and important to their jobs than a vocabulary list. By becoming familiar with such concepts, it’s easier for students to keep their composure, project confidence, and earn clients’ trust, said Dan Lasman, who is in the second year of earning his J.D.“As a lawyer, you should conduct yourself as the expert,” said Lasman, who learned Spanish in college and in Madrid. “You may feel insecure when you’re speaking in a language in which you’re not entirely fluent. But as long as you do your best, you can build trust, which is key for a healthy client-attorney relationship.”The course’s instructor, Joey Michalakes, J.D. ’16, encourages students to feel comfortable making mistakes when speaking Spanish with their clients. The stakes are high, yet the gains are real, he said. “People misspeak in their native language all the time,” he told students. “It’s far worse if you don’t try.”Though the class focuses on legal terminology used in civil and criminal law, Michalakes also occasionally reviews grammar rules. On a recent night, he spoke about the use of the subjunctive and the future conditional.“In this business, someone at some point is going to ask you what’s going to happen,” said Michalakes, who learned Spanish in Chile and worked as a bilingual elementary school teacher before becoming a lawyer. “If you know how to use the subjunctive, you can give legal advice to anyone.”To prove his point, Michalakes asked students to translate sentences using the subjunctive. Some of the sentences dealt with immigration issues, as in, “If you had a criminal record, it would be harder for you to obtain legal status,” “If we do not receive the documents from the border patrol, we will file a motion in court,” and “Where would you live if you were deported?”Every time students gave the right answer, Michalakes said, “Muy bien hecho!” — “Well done!”Clients often react with a mix of surprise and delight when they hear HLS students speak Spanish, and both students and clients recognize that their relationship is better after overcoming the language barrier. Said Michalakes, “It makes us better community partners.”It also allows the cases to move faster, said Ratner, who feels more useful when she doesn’t have to wait for court translators. The bond between the lawyer and the client is immediate because they speak the same language, she said. “Anything you can do to have someone trust you and to help you communicate better is important,” she said. “All the students want to serve the community better.”Lasman shares that sentiment. He relishes seeing his clients’ relief when he speaks Spanish. “Languages builds bridges,” he said, “and allow a more direct interaction and a more real communication.”And although that communication sometimes is fraught with glitches, Lasman said the benefits of speaking a second language allow him to reach a much broader range of client, outweighing the complications.“More often than not, my clients are impressed by my ability to speak Spanish, but they definitely like to make fun of my accent,” said Lasman. “But I can deal with that.” An asylum applicant from El Salvador who was extorted by gangs back home is reluctant to share those stories in court for fear of retaliation against relatives who stayed behind.A divorce client who has suffered physical and emotional abuse needs to be informed about filing restraining orders, child support, and alimony.A wage-and-hour plaintiff is afraid of being questioned by a judge about his immigration status because he could be deported. Related In lives of others, a compass for his own Leadership role in legal aid sharpens student’s sense of purpose last_img read more

Original Rock of Ages Stars on Boobs, Booze & Backstage Secrets

first_img Rock of Ages Stars come and go in a long-running Broadway show—but after six years on the Great White Way, the hit jukebox musical Rock of Ages has seven original cast members who are headbanging their hearts out at the Bourbon Room. Before Rock of Ages rides off into the sunset on January 18, Constantine Maroulis and the Rock legends had one last blowout at Bar Nine in New York City to reminisce about the show’s awesome run. ERICKA HUNTER(Waitress #1)Cast member I want to do a Jell-O shot off of: Andre Ward. He’s my chocolate lover.Silliest backstage shenanigans: Anytime I’m near Andre. He and Tessa [Alves] and I sing in the vocal booth for “High Enough” and it’s rare that all three of us actually sing the parts because we’re laughing so hard.Biggest backstage secret: Our diets are wine, cheese and peanut butter M&M’s.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello. He takes care of himself.Costume I want to steal when the show is over: I love my little heart sunglasses. They’re red and really cute. I could probably buy them on St. Mark’s though for four bucks.Post-show booze of choice: I like Petron tequila straight. ANDRE WARD(Mayor/Ja’Keith Gill)Craziest thing that happened during a drunk ROA party: I’ve never been drunk at one, but I’ve been at some where lots of people were drunk. Once we all ended up in a bathtub at someone’s house. We weren’t naked, just hanging out in there.Cast member I wanna do a Jell-O shot off of: Oh, there’s a couple. Katie Webber, James Carpinello…and I would do one off of Ericka’s butt.Biggest backstage secret: At the Helen Hayes, none of the walls in the dressing rooms go all the way up to the ceiling, so you can hear everyone’s conversations. We write all the best quotes on the walls.Costume I want to steal when the show is over: My thrashin’ pizza hat.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello’s body is ridiculous. His abs, his pecs, his arms…he worked really hard. He would take his shirt off and I was like, “Oh my goodness. I could wash clothes on your abs.”Silliest backstage shananigans: There’s this dildo that lives backstage. I call it the “Equity cock.” People have been known to get slapped with the cock…and I have been one of those people. MICHAEL MINARIK(Swing)Biggest onstage f-up: My second time going on as Lonny, Adam Dannheisser and I were in our dressing room and he turned off the monitor because he’d been in it for so long. Then I hear from the stage manager, “Michael Minarik, you’re wanted onstage.” The band started playing some Led Zeppelin because they had nothing else to do. I cried when I got offstage. It was disgustingly awful.Cast member I wanna do a Jell-O shot off of: Andre Ward. My wife’s gonna like that.Rock star whose jukebox musical I want to star in next: I’d love to do an Eminem show. His lyrics are sick and his story is amazing, from down-and-out Detroit guy to badass rapper.Post-show drink of choice: They always make me a non-alcoholic beverage, some sort of virgin drink. I love cranberry juice and ginger ale. I’m a really wild person.Costume I want to steal when the show is over: I already took my belt from the 2009 Tony Awards. I’m not the most rock human being in the world, so I wear it underneath my suits to feel a little rock-ish. It’s pink and silver and says “F*ck grandma” or something, it’s absolutely amazing.ROA star with the sickest body: Mig Ayesa. He’s the most jacked human being in the entire world and he eats like shit. PAUL SCHOEFFLER(Hertz)Biggest onstage f-up: The only time we’ve stopped the show was off-Broadway, we had a bunch of Wall Street guys there, and they started crawling onstage to the girls to try to grab them. They refused to go on, so we stopped the show.Cast member I want to do a Jell-O shot off of: Adam Dannheisser.Silliest backstage shenanigans: We have a giant rubber penis that made its way around the dressing rooms. It has a suction cup on the end so you can stick it right on a mirror. There’s a lot of skanky shit that happens.Costume I want to steal when the show is over: Stacee Jaxx’s “F*ck you” belt. My son would be impressed.Biggest backstage secret: The bathroom is foul. If you went to far eastern Nepal—and I’ve been there—it’s sometimes like that. We’re in a basement, there are no windows, no air circulating. What happens there, stays there.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello. We all had a secret woody for him. ADAM DANNHEISSER(Dennis)Rock star whose jukebox musical I want to star in next: Chris D’Arienzo, who wrote the book for Rock of Ages, is working on a Hall & Oates musical and apparently there’s a role for me if I play my cards right.Craziest thing that happened during a drunk ROA party: We did these Drunk Broadway videos and we were encouraged to drink nonstop. That was pretty off the hook, as the kids say. Someone in the cast was reprimanded for hanging out a little too long in the bathroom with someone else, let’s just put it that way.Prop I want to steal after the show is over: My wig. I love wearing it, it makes me feel like a different guy. I’ve learned how to work that thing, and my kids love it.Best body part I’ve autographed at the stage door: Boobs. Just signed a boob the other day, actually. I don’t understand the idea of signing a boob. What happens the next day? I never experienced that doing Shakespeare.Post-show booze of choice: I have a train beer because I live in Jersey. We call it “The Broadway Express” because there are a lot of actors who live out in Maplewood and South Orange, and we all have our little paper bags of beer we drink on the way home.Biggest backstage secret: We’re not actually rock stars. I’m just a neurotic Jew living in the suburbs with two kids. Oh and also, Andre Ward has two extra nipples. He’s got supernumerarys! MITCHELL JARVIS(Original Lonny/Current Stacee Jaxx)Biggest onstage f-up: Once I was gone for a week and I had done the show 600 times at this point, so I didn’t feel like I needed to brush up on anything when I got back. But in the opening sequence, I forgot every line. I just kept walking around…I called for “line” three times. Somehow I stumbled my way through it and got laughed at for the rest of the week.Cast member I want to do a Jell-O shot off of: Hmm. I’m trying to think who I haven’t done a Jell-O shot off of…Rock star whose jukebox musical I want to star in next: Funny you should ask, I’ve been trying to develop a Michael Bolton musical called William Shakespeare’s MacBolton, a satirical take on the Scottish play done with Michael Bolton music.Prop I want to steal when the show is over: The spark maker Waitress #1 gets to carry at the beginning of “The Final Countdown.” It has no practical purpose and yet it’s so menacing, I feel like it would be fun to have.Post-show booze of choice: Right now it’s tequila on the rocks. I’m cutting out the middleman. Maybe one day I’ll lose the rocks.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello. He looks like a super hero and he doesn’t even really work out! And I’m partial because of our history, but Katie Webber’s got the female form of that.center_img Star Files Mitchell Jarvis CONSTANTINE MAROULIS(Drew)Rock star whose jukebox musical I want to star in next: U2. Well, we tried that with Spider-Man, but let’s do it with their actual catalogue this time.Post-show booze of choice: A trashy Bud Light Lime, ice cold, is one of the most refreshing things.Cast member I wanna do a Jell-O shot off of: If I don’t say [girlfriend] Angel Reed, I’m going to be in a lot of trouble.Best body part I’ve autographed at the stage door: There’s this one girl who is a big fan of rock bands and American Idol, and she has people’s signatures tattooed on her. So I made that one happen, I signed her body and she had it tattooed on. I’ve also autographed a lot of plus-sized breasticles out there.Biggest backstage secret: There was quite the secret Angel [Reed] and I had been keeping until it broke on Page Six about our baby—but it’s certainly not a secret anymore, she just turned four! But we’re in such close quarters, there are no secrets. A girl can’t even poop backstage without everyone knowing about it.ROA star with the sickest body: James Carpinello. He takes that home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more