Iranian regime accused of crimes against humanity

first_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Receive email alerts “The systematic suppression of all criticism of the regime’s political and religious institutions is creating a climate of terror that forces journalists to censor themselves or flee the country,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Following arrest, journalists are held in secret locations in extremely harsh conditions and with long periods of solitary confinement, in flagrant violation of their most fundamental rights.” Follow the news on Iran Condemning the continuing arbitrary arrests and illegal detention of journalists, many of whom are being held incommunicado for long periods, Reporters Without Borders today accused the Iranian regime of “crimes against humanity” and urged the international community to speak out. March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en The latest arrest is that of Azad Lotpoury, the editor of the Kurdish and Farsi-language newspaper Yaneh, who was arrested by intelligence ministry officials at his home in Sanandaj, in Kurdistan province, on 14 January. In a search of his home lasting several hours, computers and books were confiscated, the door and windows were broken and members of his family were insulted. It is not known why he was arrested or where he is being held. News The Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance, an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, is meanwhile continuing to suspend the licences of newspapers. Hemat, a conservative weekly that has tended to support the government, was suspended on 14 January. Moj Andisheh (Wave of Opinions), another Hemat publication, was suspended four days later. These two newspapers are the victims of in-fighting between different conservative factions. News Farhang Ashti, a newspaper that has been suspended several times in recent years, was closed for good on 18 January and its licence was withdrawn by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. According to a statement posted on its website, the decision was prompted by the publication of comments about a warning issued by the ministry’s new media chief, Mohammed Ali Ramin. to go furthercenter_img IranMiddle East – North Africa The family of leading journalist and human rights activist Emadoldin Baghi is extremely worried about him since the short phone call he managed to make to them from Tehran’s Evin prison, during which he said: “I don’t feel very well.” His wife, Fatemeh Kamali-Ahmad-Sarai, said she was all the more concerned because intelligence ministry officials openly threatened him at the time of his arrest on 28 December, telling him that if he did not modify his views, “it’s not sure you will remain alive.” Nemat Ahmadi, a lawyer who represents several journalists including Ali and Mahssa Hekmet and Mohammed Reza Zohdi, told Reporters Without Borders: “The grounds given by the authorities for not allowing lawyers to see their clients is a change in judicial procedure not originally envisaged in the law. They added a period during the investigation in which the case is assigned to a ‘specialist’ before being sent to the prosecutor’s office, and during this special period, no information is given to the detainee’s relatives or lawyers.” According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, several of the journalists arrested in Tehran are under the control of the Revolutionary Guards and are being held in section 240 of Evin prison, where they are being subjected to a great deal of pressure to make confessions. Contrary to Iranian legal provisions, their names do not appear in the official prison registers or on the justice ministry website. IranMiddle East – North Africa January 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iranian regime accused of crimes against humanity The press freedom organisation added: “These incommunicado detentions, which can be regarded as forced disappearances and crimes against humanity, are violations of international law. The international community cannot continue to remain silent.” June 9, 2021 Find out more News February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation A Holocaust denier and loyal adviser to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ramin has issued many warnings and threats to the media, especially the print media , since taking over this position last October. He has said the purpose of suspending newspapers is to render them more compliant. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Several journalists arrested more than 10 days ago are still being held in secret locations and their families and lawyers have received no information about them since their arrest. This is the case with Kivan Mehrgan of the daily Etemaad, Nassrin Vaziri of the ILNA news agency and Abdolreza Tajik of Mashaallah Shamsolvaezin, who is also the spokesman of the Association of Iranian Journalists and the Press Freedom Defence Committee.last_img read more

Journalists prosecuted for acting professionally

first_img May 31, 2021 Find out more December 8, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Journalists prosecuted for acting professionally Félix Cyriaque Ebolé Bola of Mutations, Rodrigue Tongue of Le Messager and Baba Wame, a former journalist who is now a teacher, learned this when they were summoned to the office of a military judge, Capt. Bernard Tsuite, in Yaoundé on 4 December.After waiting several hours, they were notified that, despite a previous ruling minimizing the case against them, there was “sufficient evidence” for the charge of failing to report a security matter that they would have to appear before a military court in Yaoundé.The reporters were absurdly accused in October 2014 of failing to share with the authorities what they knew about the possible presence of a Central African Republic insurgent at the Cameroonian border.In fact, they did not write articles based on their information because the police refused to answer the questions put by one of the journalists and they therefore decided the information lacked the necessary verification.“This judicial farce has gone on for too long,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “In a country where the media are often accused of sloppy reporting, it’s the last straw that these journalists are being prosecuted for acting professionally, checking their facts and deciding not to publish an incomplete story.“As things stand, do these journalists really pose a threat to Cameroon’s national security? We call on the authorities to immediately drop the charges against them and to desist from any further harassment.”According to one of the journalists, the judge originally handling their case, Aline Mbia, was relieved of the case after she lifted their judicial surveillance in January and was transferred to a military court in Ebolowa, in the heart of southern Cameroon’s equatorial forest.Journalists in Cameroon are often subjected to arrests designed to intimidate. Ahmed Abba, Radio France Internationale’s Hausa-language correspondent in northern Cameroon, is being held incommunicado in Yaoundé since August in a manner qualified as “extra-judicial” by RFI as he has not been charged. News Follow the news on Cameroon News Help by sharing this information François Fogno Fotso, the editor of the weekly Génération Libre, has been facing charges of disobeying the police and “rebellion” ever since he photographed the heavy-handed arrests of pro-democracy activists in September. His trial has so far been postponed three times.Cameroon is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system News CameroonAfrica Receive email alertscenter_img Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the continuing judicial persecution of two newspaper journalists and a former journalist who have been accused since October 2014 of failing to report a matter affecting state security. They have now found out that the proceedings before a military court are confirmed. News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case CameroonAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further RSF_en April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Cooler and a Bit Cloudier Weekend Ahead

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribecenter_img Friday morning will show some patchy fog before 11 a.m. as the typical June weather pattern continues. After the fog lifts, skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 81 and a south wind blowing at five to 10 miles per hour.A trough approaching the forecast area will cause a drop in maximum temperatures through the weekend before a slight warming trend going into the early part of next week, says the National Weather Service forecast.Friday night will show some patchy fog after 11 p.m., otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 60.Again, Saturday morning will have some patchy fog before 11 a.m. and then will be mostly sunny the rest of the day with a high near 77 degrees.Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 59.A trough is expected to edge eastward Sunday and cause a slight warming trend, with Sunday experiencing some patchy fog before 11 a.m. and a high near 78, and Sunday night with a low around 57.Here’s a look at what’s in store for the weekend:Friday – Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph.Friday Night – Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.Saturday – Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77.Saturday Night – Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.Sunday – Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78.Sunday Night – Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Community News top box 6 Cooler and a Bit Cloudier Weekend Ahead Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 3:44 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Man arrested after Raphoe burglary

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – May 11, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Man arrested after Raphoe burglary Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Previous articleFears that differing quarantine requirements may cause issuesNext articleMcMonagle backs calls for further CCTV News Highland Gardaí have arrested a man in his early 20s in connection with the burglary of a house in Townparks Raphoe last night.At 11.30 on Sunday, Gardaí on routine patrol received a call of a burglary in progress at a house in the Townparks area of Raphoe.It was reported that a man had forced open the back door of a house.Gardaí attended the scene and arrested a man in connection with this matter within a short time of the burglary occurring.The suspect was arrested and is currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Showing strength by admitting to your weaknesses

first_img Comments are closed. As a leader you don’t have to have all the answers – sometimes it can helpto say when you have made a mistake Managers are often worried that letting their defences down and admitting tomistakes will undermine their authority. But showing vulnerability at the righttime and under the right circumstances can actually have a positive impact. Sharing weaknesses and showing feelings is not something that comes easilywith the British ‘stiff upper lip’ culture, but in these days of economicturbulence and unpredictability it is something that leaders need to learn. Andlearn you can, as the skippers in the BT Global Challenge 2000/1round-the-world yacht race proved, as they led their teams through some of themost hostile and challenging conditions faced by man. Researchers tracked the skills and behaviour of the skippers taking part totry to identify what it was that enabled the winners to inspire their teams andsustain performance. One of the key messages to emerge from the study was thatleaders should not feel threatened when they don’t have all the answers. What they do need, however, is self-awareness and an appreciation of theirstrengths and weaknesses; confidence in their own skills and abilities; and anoverriding sense of self-belief that is not diminished when they are faced withthe unknown. The BTGC skippers needed to have confidence in their sailing and seamanshipand a belief in their ability to deal with whatever they encountered. But ifthey were struggling with a problem, they needed to admit this to the crew andseek the input and expertise of others in the team. Getting the best personinvolved in finding a solution not only showed they were a good manager ofresources, but ultimately enhanced their credibility when the team achievedgood results. We have an in-built self-protection mechanism to fight against revealing thetruth. When faced with a mistake or inability, we will try to explain it away,or simply not address the issue. However, being honest and showingvulnerability can be rewarded, when those around you realise you are human andrally round to help you move on. One skipper, who took a risky strategy that failed and put the team at theback of the fleet, realised it was no longer possible to win the race. Thisskipper gathered the team together, openly admitted his mistake and theposition and sought to get their buy-in to a revised goal. The team was clearlydisappointed but agreed a new goal and went on to become more united andachieve better results, finishing in the top half of the fleet. Aside from weaknesses and mistakes, selectively sharing your feelings canhave a positive impact on your team. One skipper who openly shared his feelingswith his crew, found the crew were able to do the same and as a result theygrew much closer. This skipper created a culture of openness, honesty andtrust, where the crew would give feedback to one another, addressing irritatinghabits that could otherwise have festered. The significant issue for leaders is to use vulnerability with care. Knowwhen it is appropriate to show it and ensure you assess the situation and thosearound you first. It would not be appropriate for skippers to share their fearof entering the Southern Ocean and concern for their ability to handle theyacht in 40ft waves as they were sailing round Cape Horn. Be genuine and use vulnerability honestly. Overuse and abuse is simple todetect and is the easiest way to lose respect and loyalty. Recognise that byusing vulnerability appropriately you can enhance your position as a leader andinspire your team. By Andrea Bacon a research director of Inspiring Performance. – Further examples drawn from the BT Global Challenge study can be found inInspiring Leadership – Staying Afloat in Turbulent Times, by Andrea Bacon, JaneCranwell-Ward and Rosie Mackie, published by Thomson Learning Showing strength by admitting to your weaknessesOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Q1 sales up at Sainsbury’s

first_imgSainsbury’s this morning revealed that total sales in its first quarter had risen by 3.6% (3.3% excluding fuel).Its like-for-like sales increased by 0.7% from a year earlier. Its market share is up 0.2% to 16.8% in the same period.The firm said sales at its convenience stores have risen by a fifth.Justin King, chief executive, said: “This has been a solid performance in what continues to be a tough consumer environment. During the quarter we lapped some of our strongest performance of last year, culminating in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and have extended our track record to 34 quarters of like-for-like growth. We are the only major grocer growing market share, up 0.2% to 16.8%. This performance is driven by the hard work of our colleagues.”The supermarket said that during the quarter it had opened 19 convenience stores, refurbished a further 13, and was on track to deliver around two new stores per week for the year.last_img read more

Bertinet opens new Bath shop

first_imgFrench baker Richard Bertinet and wife Jo have opened a new shop in central Bath, replacing their previous site in the town.previous site in the town.The couple closed their previous site, which had included a café, due to the rigours of offering foodservice in a grade 2-listed Georgian building.The new site, which opened last week, is retail only, Jo Bertinet told British Baker. She explained: “It was too difficult to run a café as the buildings in the centre of Bath are tall and narrow with stairs and limited floorspace. You could not change the building in any way – for example by installing a dumb waiter.”The company has no plans to open any further shops, and is focused on its wholesale business, she added. “We missed not having a shop in central Bath, we are happy to be back.”last_img read more

Twiddle Wraps Capitol Theatre Run With Help From Matisyahu, Eric Krasno Band [Photos/Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images Twiddle concluded their two-night “Frendsgiving” run at the beloved Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Saturday night with a two set performance with support from the Eric Krasno Band. The show on Saturday followed an impressive Friday night concert which featured Twiddle and the Kitchen Dwellers trading off a mix of sit-ins and cover jams. On Saturday, it was Krasno and company’s turn to rock out with Twiddle, as both jam outfits piled their equipment onto the stage for a night full of music that could only be experienced at a venue with as much history and memorable moments as The Cap. The performances of both bands were even streamed live via Relix for fans who were still out of town on Thanksgiving break to enjoy from the comfort of mom and dad’s makeshift concert couch.The night began with Eric Krasno and his band delivering a wonderfully powerful rock performance beginning shortly after the 27:30-minute mark in the video below. The popular guitarist and his band powered their way through an opening set that could have easily gone well into the night, but definitely helped set the stage (plenty of pun intended) for the night of music from Twiddle that followed shortly thereafter.The members of Twiddle took the stage following an introduction by robots (you can watch that at the 1:51 mark in the video below). Twiddle’s return to the New York venue comes just a few weeks after they shared the stage with Phil Lesh & Friends for night one of the Grateful Dead bassist’s Phil-O-Ween concerts late last month. The groovy jam band began their own performance on Saturday night with “Tiberius” off of their 2007 Natural Evolution of Consciousness album, which would remain the recurring musical theme for the entire first half of the show. The band would weave in and out of the up-tempo tune while mixing in “Mamunes the Faun”, “Orlando’s”, “Amydst the Myst” and “The Box”, before bringing the set to a heavily spacey and energetic end in with “Tiberius”.Set two started with one of the band’s newer songs, “River Drift”, before welcoming vocalist Matisyahu to the stage to help them perform “Latin Tang”. “Machine”, “Beethoven & Green”, and “Apples” came next, followed by a cover of The Beatles‘ “Rocky Raccoon”, before closing things out with their familiar combination of “Hatti’s Jam” > “When It Rains, It Poors”. The band would also return for a one-song encore of “Juggernaut” to close out what was certainly a successful holiday weekend at The Cap.Twiddle w/ Eric Krasno Band [Full Show] – Capitol Theatre – 11/24/18 [Video: Relix]The two Capitol Theatre shows wrapped up the band’s busy fall tour that began back on October 23rd. Twiddle will be back in action later next month with a pair of New Year’s concerts in Boston starting with a show at the Paradise Rock Club on December 30th, followed by the House of Blues on December 31st. Limited tickets for both shows remain, and can be purchased here.You can check out a gallery of photos from the performance below courtesy of photographer Adam McCullough.Setlist: Twiddle | Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 11/24/18Set One: > Tiberius > Mamunes the Faun > Tiberius > Orlando’s > Tiberius > Amydst the Myst > Tiberius > The Box > TiberiusSet Two: River Drift, Latin Tang*, Machine, Beethoven & Green, Apples, Rocky Raccoon**, Hatti’s Jam > When It Rains, It PoorsEncore: JuggernautNotes: *with Matisyahu** Beatles CoverTwiddle with Eric Krasno Band | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 11/24/18 | Adam McCullough Photo: Adam McCulloughcenter_img Photo: Adam McCulloughlast_img read more

An option to serve in COVID-19 fight

first_img From envelopes to emails Testing shortfalls could mean that this country already has hundreds of cases, Chan School’s Lipsitch says “Each hospital, and each clinical department, will decide whether and how this would enhance their efforts,” Hundert said. “The hospitals will let HMS and the students know what their needs are.”For many of the graduating students, the next few weeks will be a time of uncertainty.“I know that some residency programs reached out to their future interns inquiring about their willingness to volunteer and join the intern workforce earlier. I will wait and see if my program has such an offering,” said graduating HMS student Ameen Barghi,who was accepted into the orthopedic surgery program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina.  “I have matched at a hospital outside of Massachusetts, so out of this pool of newly minted doctors, I might not be anyone’s first call. This is because hospitals, for on-boarding and other purposes, will likely bring in those who matched at their institutions first. That being said, if one of the HMS hospitals or my new institution asked me to come in and help patients on the front lines, I’d do it in a heartbeat,” said Nora Torres Yordan, who matched to the obstetrics/gynecology program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.According to Sudders, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine is prepared to grant M.D. students who choose to take the early graduation option a special 90-day limited provisional license to practice, after which they would be able to start in a pre-internship COVID-19 service role, according to Hundert.Students also have the option of graduating early and not working in the hospitals immediately, Hundert said, and some hospital programs may not issue a call for them.It is unclear whether the provisional license issued by Massachusetts would be accepted in other states where HMS students have matched. Saldaña and Hundert said medical schools across the U.S. are considering early graduation options, with New York universities leading the way in giving students the choice. Coronavirus likely now ‘gathering steam’ Virtual Match Day captures joy, purpose for HMS 2020 graduates Harvard’s Lipsitch urges public to ramp up social distancing, increase coronavirus tests ‘Worry about 4 weeks from now,’ epidemiologist warnscenter_img Coronavirus screening may miss two-thirds of infected travelers entering U.S. Leaky international cordon may mean equivalent of worst flu season in modern times Related This year’s graduating Harvard Medical School (HMS) students will have the option to receive their diplomas early so that, if they choose, they can quickly be deployed into hospitals where regular staff might soon be overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.Fourth-year HMS students who have completed all their training and degree requirements, as well as graduating M.D. students from Boston University, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts, are being given the option to receive their diplomas before their scheduled graduation date in May.The change comes in response to a request to the schools from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, citing an expected escalation in local health care workforce needs.Approximately 700 medical students in the Boston area are slated to graduate this spring.Because Harvard University grants HMS M.D. degrees, there were administrative issues to address before the option can become official for HMS students, including deliberation and voting by the Harvard Corporation and the University’s Board of Overseers.On March 30, the governing boards had approved the proposal, voting “… in view of the extraordinary circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, to authorize the dean [of the Faculty of Medicine] to approve the early conferral of degrees on students who are currently candidates for Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees scheduled to be conferred in May 2020, once such students have been deemed to have completed the requirements for the M.D. degree by the registrar of Harvard Medical School.” The boards said approval must also be granted by University Provost Alan Garber.“Students enter our medical schools aspiring to serve and heal. I have never been more proud of our students, many of whom have already expressed their eagerness to graduate early so they can join our hospitals on the front lines to help treat patients amid this pandemic,” said HMS Dean George Q. Daley. “We need their skill and compassion now more than ever, and many are ready, willing and able to answer the call.”HMS Dean for Medical Education Edward Hundert told graduating students on a teleconference on March 26 that a number of details must be worked out in the coming weeks. He also emphasized that early graduation will be entirely voluntary and that individual hospital programs where students have matched may or may not build this option into their COVID-19 contingency plans. “I feel very lucky that I am on the cusp of completing medical school at this time … because it means I have been trained with skills that might allow me to make a meaningful difference providing clinical care during this pandemic.” — Josephine Fisher, graduating HMS student “This is evolving,” Hundert told the students, “and it will be entirely optional. We want to make this available for those who would like to respond if asked and give our students the option to serve in this way.”Hundert and HMS Dean for Students Fidencio Saldaña told students that those meeting all degree requirements could be allowed to graduate as early as mid-April, more than a month before regularly scheduled Commencement ceremonies and two months before most internships begin.Any student can also choose to wait until May to graduate.Students considering the early graduation option will have to consider how losing student status early might affect their health insurance, their housing and visas, and their student loan deferral status. Hundert and Saldaña said HMS is working to provide answers to all such questions before mid-April.“This decision is a personal one, and no one should feel pressured by it,” said Saldaña.Graduating HMS student Josephine Fisher, who matched last week to Massachusetts General Hospital’s internal medicine/primary care program, said she is excited that HMS will be offering the early graduation option.“One of the hardest parts for me is feeling that, as of right now, we are not able to help on the front lines as much as we would like,” Fisher said. “Though I feel nervous about the risks posed to myself, and even more so to my family, who I risk exposing when I return home from work, I feel very lucky that I am on the cusp of completing medical school at this time … because it means I have been trained with skills that might allow me to make a meaningful difference providing clinical care during this pandemic.”Hundert said educational leaders at HMS teaching affiliates, such as Mass General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Cambridge Health Alliance, welcomed the news that they might be able to build the possibility of M.D. student reinforcements into their COVID-19 contingency plans,  particularly if current interns and residents become ill and are unable to care for patients.“They all said this was new information for them as it is for us, and that they would assess how this new possibility could potentially enhance their options as they consider workforce needs,” Hundert said, telling the students on the call that it would likely be at least a week before hospitals let HMS know how and when graduating students might be invited to participate as needs evolve over the coming weeks.last_img read more

Patrick Page & More Will Star in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

first_img Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Peter Parnell and directed by Scott Schwartz, the musical is a darker take on Disney’s 1996 film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel about Quasimodo, a deformed bellringer at the Notre Dame catherdral, and his unlikely relationship with the gypsy Esmeralda. Broadway favorites Patrick Page (Casa Valentina), Michael Arden (The Times They Are A-Changin’) and Ciara Renée (Pippin) will star in the stage musical adaptation of Disney’s 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame in San Diego. According to the U-T San Diego, the production will make its American premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse October 26 through December 7. As previously reported, the production will then head to the Paper Mill Play House. Next stop Broadway? Page, who (in)famously played the Green Goblin in Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, takes on the role of the evil Frollo in Hunchback. Arden will play Quasimodo, with Renée as Esmeralda. Joining them will be Andrew Samonsky as Phoebus and Erik Liberman as Clopin.center_img View Commentslast_img read more