Watch Phish’s Unreal 20+ Minute ‘Bathtub Gin’ From Magnaball

first_imgFrom a Phish weekend rich with musical highlights, one particular song stood out: “Bathtub Gin”. Played during an incredible first night at Magnabll festival in Watkins Glen, NY, the noteworthy version featured some excellent interplay between all four members of the band.20 Photos That Convey The Magic Of Phish’s MagnaballFortunately, thanks to the work of LazyLightning55a, we have high quality footage of this tune:If you’re not satisfied with just one song, you can watch and stream the entirety of night one below, though we’re guessing this may get pulled from YouTube after a short while:Setlist: Phish at Magnaball, Watkins Glen, NY – 8/21/15Set 1: Simple > The Dogs > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday >Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Free, The Wedge, Mock Song, Roggae > Rift, Bathtub GinSet 2: Chalk Dust Torture > Ghost -> Rock and Roll > Harry Hood ->Waste > No Men In No Man’s Land -> Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: Farmhouse, First TubeNotes: This show was webcast via LivePhish and was the first show of the Magnaball festival. TMWSIY and Avenu Malkenu were played for the first time since July 4, 2012 (124 shows). After Free, Trey asked the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to his daughter, Eliza, who briefly joined him onstage. Mock Song was played for the first time since July 12, 2003 (320 shows), and featured a lyric change to “Clifford, Super, Magnaball.” CDT and Ghost both contained What’s the Use? teases. Hood contained a CTB tease from Mike.last_img read more

250,000 More Public Health Workers Needed by 2020 to Avert Crisis

first_imgWhile natural disasters, the threat of bioterrorism and other health threats are taking their toll on public health resources, the U.S. is facing a major public health workforce crisis that could impact the health of each and every American unless there is an immediate influx of funding for recruitment and training of public health professionals. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) released a first of its kind assessment of the crisis which found that more than 250,000 additional public health workers are needed by 2020 (see also Public Health). In order to address these significant shortages, ASPH is calling for an increased federal investment in public health education and training in addition to the coordination of a centralized enumeration effort to adequately understand current and future workforce needs. Leading public health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Public Health Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the Institute of Medicine agree that the current workforce is inadequate to meet the needs of the US and global populations. Given the growing complexity of public health challenges, more specialists will need to be trained in additional public health sub-disciplines. Furthermore, in the era of globalization, the U.S. public health workforce needs to be adequately prepared to handle health threats that often arise from beyond our borders. “Tackling the health implications of tobacco use, heart disease, obesity and physical inactivity, not to mention the threat of globally spreading infectious diseases, depends entirely on the availability of a well-trained public health workforce,” said Dr. Linda Rosenstock, dean of the UCLA School of Public Health and chair of the ASPH Workforce Taskforce. “Unless we act now to recruit and train an additional 250,000 public health professionals, we will soon be ill-equipped to identify looming public health crises and respond decisively.” The crisis is a culmination of already documented and forecasted shortages of public health physicians, public health nurses, epidemiologists, health care educators, and administrators and other contributing factors like an expected spike in retirement. In fact, 23 percent of the current workforce almost 110,000 workers will become eligible to retire during the next presidential term.center_img “These shortages have very real impacts. Fewer public health nurses mean fewer cancer screenings and fewer immunizations. Not enough epidemiologists make it harder to respond to food-borne outbreaks or to track emerging infectious diseases like MRSA (drug resistant staph infections). And, Hurricane Katrina made clear the importance of public health workers in responding to natural disasters,” said Earl Hunter, Commissioner of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. “Denying a problem doesn’t mitigate the staggering impacts on the physical, mental and financial health of our communities.” “An appropriate number of well-trained public health professionals is critical in order to safeguard the health of our nation and our world,” said Dr. Harrison Spencer, president and chief executive officer of ASPH. “Our government and our schools of public health play a critical role in preventing the forecasted shortage.” Additionally, increased recruitment, training and fellowship programs, financial aid assistance and expanded graduate-level opportunities are among the most urgent needs for averting this looming crisis. According to the analysis, Schools of Public Health will have to graduate three times as many public health workers over the next 12 years in order to meet national healthcare needs in 2020.A complete copy of the assessment is available on-line at http://www.asph.org/shortage.last_img read more

Landmarks at stake as Seahawks open region tourney play

first_imgLSCPA sports informationWhen Lamar State College Port Arthur hits the softball field at Angelina College in Lufkin on Saturday afternoon for the NJCAA Region XIV Tournament, history hangs in the balance.The Seahawks, who face Bossier Parish Community College at 12:30 p.m. in the first round of the double-elimination tourney, could win their first-ever postseason game. Head coach Vance Edwards is one game away from his 200th career victory, and the program could see its first 32-win season. In the program’s 13th year of existence, LSCPA has established that it can reach the postseason regional tournament, having made the final eight teams for the third consecutive year. What these Seahawks are missing is their first regional tournament win. They’ve come close but are perhaps more capable of overcoming that hurdle this season than ever before.The current program has set school records for hits (550), runs (315), runs batted in (268), and is second all-time in stolen bases (122). At the helm of the offensive push is Guidry, a nationally-honored shortstop who has broken nearly every school record in the Seahawks books.“I just came here to play ball. My goal at the start of the season was to hit at least .450,” she said.Guidry is the first Seahawks softball player to hit over .500 in a season, settling in at .510 after going 101 of 198 with 27 doubles, nine triples, 33 runs scored and 59 RBI. The Nederland sophomore came to LSCPA after a season with Houston Baptist University a year ago. Now, she’s headed back to the Southland Conference where she will play for Lamar University next season. And while making history is something this Seahawks program can hold on to for years to come, the “Team 13” as they have named themselves, is far more interested in living in the moment for as long as possible.“It’s a relief that we’ve made the tournament and that we’re here but that’s not enough,” said sophomore Savana Guidry. “We have the capability to win at this tournament and do something no other Lamar State team has done. The coaches say this is our year and each and every player believes that’s true.”The Region XIV Tournament continues through Tuesday with the Seahawks playing at 12:30 p.m. Sunday should they win Saturday, or 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the event of a first-round loss. All Seahawks games are broadcast with live video at www.coopersports.net.center_img “Hitting over .500 is something I’m really proud of. I’ve been in the leadoff spot and it’s my job to get things started every game,” she said. “Hitting is contagious and I have to do whatever I can to get on base for my team.”Guidry credits the unconditional support of her coaches as the motivation behind her success this year.“Last year, my confidence wasn’t there,” she said. “The coaches at Lamar State are behind me no matter what. They trust me to make decisions when I’m at the plate and that’s a huge psychological boost. This game is mostly mental and the confidence the coaches have in me has given me the opportunity be a success this season.”In fact, Guidry leads one of the most successful sophomore classes in LSCPA softball history. Kayla Sheridan, who has signed to play for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, was named all-conference and averages .402 at the plate. Alexis Perez, also all-conference, hits .367 with five home runs and 15 doubles.“The team has had its ups and downs this year. We have a great sophomore group and we came together each time we’ve struggled and helped push this team past the rough spots,” Guidry said.While the Seahawks make history with each pitch this season, they are looking at a future that holds a guarantee of even more success. A class of 15 freshmen grace the 2017 roster and include all-conference players in outfielder Morgan Chavarria and pitcher Ashley May.May is the first pitcher in school history to win 21 games in a season and is among the top four in the conference with an earned run average of 2.634 with 177 strikeouts. May is no slouch at the plate, hitting .295 with a team-best seven home runs, 15 doubles and 47 RBI.Chavarria is hitting .352 with nine doubles, a triple, a home run and 19 RBI, crossing the plate 30 times for the Seahawks this season.“The sophomores did our best to show leadership through action and we have a freshman class that responded like they were experienced college softball players,” Guidry said. “It’s amazing how great this freshman class has stepped up and played.“We’re all ready for the opportunity to be successful and make more history for this program. It’s our time and we’re going to do everything possible to make this chance count,” she said.last_img read more

Marine Corps

first_imgMARINE CORPS SUPPORT FACILITYMARINE FORCES RESERVE2000 Opelousas Ave.New Orleans, LA 70114Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans contains the tenant commands of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North.MARINE FORCES RESERVEMarine Forces Reserve is ready to AUGMENT, REINFORCE AND SUPPORT and are always prepared for the fight tonight.The Marine Forces Reserve augments and reinforces active Marine forces in time of war, national emergency or contingency operations, provides personnel and operational tempo relief for the active forces in peacetime and provides service to the community. It remains an integral part of the Total Force Marine Corps and continues to maintain a high level of operational experience as it serves side-by-side with its active component counterparts. MARFORRES staff will be trained and educated to the highest levels, provide rapid response when called upon and be ever-ready to alleviate the intense personnel and operational tempo of active forces in peacetime.MARFORRES has four major subordinate commands:4th Marine Division prepares and provides capable ground combat element units as a sustainable and ready operational Reserve to augment and reinforce the active component with force for employment across the full range of military operations.4th Marine Aircraft Wing provides the immediate and sustained augmentation and reinforcement of the active component with an operational Reserve wing under a total force construct.4th Marine Logistics Group serves as the intermediate logistics provider to MARFORRES to field and provide ready augmentation and reinforcement capabilities to gaining forces, and support other missions as directed.Force Headquarters Group provides command and control of force-level Selected Marine Corps Reserve units and the Marine Corps Individual Reserve Support Activity, in delegated support of Commander, MARFORRES’s mission to provide Reserve component units and individuals to augment and reinforce active forces for employment across the full spectrum of crises and global engagement.MARFORNORTHMarine Forces North executes antiterrorism program and force protection responsibilities, plans for the use of USMC Forces and advises on the proper employment of USMC Forces, and coordinates with and supports USMC Forces when attached to USNORTHCOM within USNORTHCOM’S area of responsibility in order to conduct homeland defense operations and provide defense support to civil authorities.MARINE FORCES RESERVE BANDSince Nov. 10, 1775, precision and adaptability have been the hallmarks of all Marine Corps units. The Marine Forces Reserve Band in New Orleans is no different. The band is dedicated to excellence and committed to providing America with a glimpse of the Marine Corps’ proficiency and versatility.Marine Forces Reserve Band was established Oct. 1, 1978. Under the operational control of the commanding general, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, the unit has an authorized strength of 50 active-duty Marines stationed aboard the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans. The band supports all units of the 4th Marine Logistics Group, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, 4th Marine Division and Force Headquarters Group. Additionally, these Marines are often called upon to perform in support of Marine Corps Recruiting Command initiatives and community relations programs.The band is composed of a ceremonial and concert band, jazz combo, and brass and woodwind quintets. Each year, the musicians of the band travel throughout the United States entertaining more than 6 million people as they perform in more than 280 concerts, parades and ceremonies. The members of the band are basically trained riflemen, fulfill all annual Marine Corps physical and combat fitness requirements, participate in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and, when directed by the commanding general, serve as part of a security element in conflicts and exercises around the globe. There are several members of the current ensemble who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.The band is proud to be located in the historically and culturally significant city of New Orleans. It frequently performs in a variety of local events and, when they travel throughout the country, they take every opportunity to share the spirit of the Big Easy with its audiences.For additional information on the Marine Forces Reserve Band or to request the band, visit www.marforres.marines.mil/band or www.facebook.com/mfrband or call 504-697-7845.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Bebe Neuwirth & Joel Grey to Pay Tribute to Ann Reinking & More

first_imgBebe Neuwirth, James Naughton, Ann Reinking & Joel Grey(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey & More to Pay Tribute to Ann ReinkingA jazzy lineup of Fosse veterans will hat-tip Tony-winning Chicago choreographer Ann Reinking in Bright Lights Shining Stars, a gala for the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation. Reinking will serve as the guest of honor at the event taking place at NYU’s Skirball Center on October 1 at 6:00pm. The evening’s special gala performance will feature Reinking’s Chicago co-stars Bebe Neuwirth and Joel Grey along with Chicago vets Charlotte d’Amboise and Amra-Faye Wright. Others set to pay tribute to Reinking include Valerie Pettiford, Dylis Croman and Patricia Birch, Brittany Pollack and Daniel of the New York City Ballet, along with original cast members of the Tony-winning musical Fosse.Sam Shepard Tribute Set for NYC’s La MamaOff-Broadway company La Mama will honor the memory of late playwright/actor Sam Shepard with a memorial set for October 7 at 3:00pm at the Ellen Stewart Theatre. Shepard, known for his plays True West, Fool for Love and the Pulitzer-winning Buried Child, as well as his 1984 Oscar-nominated performance in The Right Stuff, died on July 27 at the age of 73.Beyoncé Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Tapped for Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill MusicalYou oughta know…that the Alanis Morissette musical is just one degree away from Queen Bey. Olivier-winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who notably lent his talents to Beyoncé’s stirring 2017 Grammy performance, is set for the new musical Jagged Little Pill. The previously announced Alanis Morissette show is scheduled to make its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in spring 2018. Fingers crossed that Bey and Jay book their tickets for the same night as us!Broadway’s The Lion King Shines in Epic 360° VideoCompany members of Broadway’s long-running hit The Lion King teamed up in the rehearsal studio to show off Garth Fagan’s Tony-winning choreography—from every angle! Put your fingers to your mouse and give a look at Disney’s acclaimed show like you’ve never seen it before, then head on over to the Minskoff Theatre to see the magical sensation in person. View Commentslast_img read more

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne to Make Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago

first_img Erika Jayne Chicago Related Shows View Comments The long-running hit revival of Chicago will welcome Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne in the role of Roxie Hart beginning on January 6, 2020. Jayne will remain with the production for a 12-week limited engagement through March 29.Chicago will mark Jayne’s Broadway debut. She is an acclaimed pop artist who has raked in nine #1s on the U.S. Billboard dance chart. On top of that, she is a New York Times bestselling author and fan-favorite star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Ebb. The production features direction by Walter Bobbie, musical direction by Rob Fisher and choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Fosse.Chicago is the longest-running revival on Broadway and the longest-running American musical.center_img Erika Jayne(Photo: Nikko LaMere) Star Files from $49.50last_img read more

Proposed amendments dealing with sealing court records and documents

first_img Proposed amendments dealing with sealing court records and documents Pursuant to the Court’s request in In re Amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420—Sealing of Court Records and Dockets , 954 So. 2d 16 (Fla. 2007), the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee has filed with the Florida Supreme Court a report and proposed amendments to rule 2.420, Public Access to Judicial Branch Records, addressing the sealing of circuit and county court records in criminal cases. The Committee proposes adoption of new rule 2.420(e), Request to Make Circuit and County Court Records in Criminal Cases Confidential, as well as several minor changes to subdivisions (c), Exemptions, and (d), Request to Make Circuit and County Court Records in Noncriminal cases Confidential. In addition to the Committee’s proposals, the Court sua sponte has drafted proposed amendments to rule 2.420 addressing the sealing of appellate court records in both non-criminal and criminal cases and addressing several additional matters as well. The Court has incorporated some, but not all, of the Committee’s proposals into its own proposals. The Committee’s proposals are listed below under Part One: “The Rules of Judicial Administration Committee’s Proposed Amendments.” The Court’s proposals are listed below under Part Two: “The Florida Supreme Court’s Proposed Amendments.” The Court invites all interested persons to comment on the proposed amendments, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml . An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the Court on or before April 1, 2008, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on the committee chair, Honorable Robert T. Benton II, First District Court of Appeal, 301 South Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-6601, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. The committee chair has until April 22, 2008, to file a response to any comments filed with the Court. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s administrative order In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents , Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA RULE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 2.420, CASE NO. SC07-2050 ____________________________________________ PART ONE “The Rules of Judicial Administration Committee’s Proposed Amendments.” RULE 2.420. PUBLIC ACCESS TO JUDICIAL BRANCH RECORDS (a) [No change] (b) [No change] (c) Exemptions. The following records of the judicial branch shall be confidential: (1)-(8) [No change] (9) Any court record determined to be confidential in case decision or court rule on the grounds that (A)-(B) [No change] (C) no less restrictive measures are available to protect the interests set forth in subdivision (A) . ; (10) The names and any identifying information of judges mentioned in an advisory opinion of the Committee on Standards of Conduct for Judges Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee . (d) Request to Make Circuit and County Court Records in Noncriminal Cases Confidential. (1)-(6) [No change] (7) Court records Records of a lower tribunal made confidential under this rule by that tribunal must be treated as confidential during any appellate review proceedings. In any case where an order making court records confidential remains in effect as of the time of an appeal, the clerk’s index must include a statement that an order making court records confidential has been entered in the matter and must identify such order by date or docket number. (e) Request to Make Circuit and County Court Records in Criminal Cases Confidential. (1) Subdivision (d) shall apply to any request by the state or a defendant to make circuit or county court records confidential pursuant to subdivision (c)(9), except as provided in subdivision (e)(2). < p>(2) Any request to make court records confidential that may jeopardize either the safety of a person or an active criminal investigation may be made in the form of a written motion captioned “Restricted Motion to Make Court Records Confidential.” As to any motion made pursuant to this subdivision (e)(2), the following procedure shall apply: < p>(A) Any motion made pursuant to this subdivision and all court records that are the subject of such a motion must be treated as confidential by the clerk pending the court’s ruling upon the motion. < p>(B) Except when the motion filed under this subdivision represents that both the movant and any other party subject to the motion agree to all of the relief requested, as evidenced by all such parties signing the motion, the court shall hold a hearing on a motion filed under this subdivision within 15 days of the filing of the motion, but such hearing shall be a closed session held in camera. The court shall issue a ruling on motions filed under this subdivision within 10 days of the hearing on contested motions or within 10 days of the filing of agreed motions. < p>(C) No order entered under this subdivision may authorize or approve the sealing of court records for any period longer than is necessary to achieve the objective of the motion, and in no event longer than 120 days. Extensions of an order issued hereunder may be granted for 60-day periods, but each such extension may be ordered only upon the filing of another motion in accordance with the procedures set forth under this subdivision. In the event of an appeal of a matter in which an order is entered under this subdivision, the lower tribunal shall retain jurisdiction to consider motions to extend orders issued hereunder during the course of the appeal. < p>(D) The provisions of subdivisions (d)(3)(A)-(G), (d)(6), and (d)(7) shall apply to motions made pursuant to this subdivision. The provisions of subdivisions (d)(1), (d)(2), (d)(3)(H), (d)(4), and (d)(5) shall not apply to motions made pursuant to this subdivision. < p>(E) The clerk of the court shall not publish any order of the court issued hereunder in accordance with subdivision (d)(4) unless directed by the court. (3) This subdivision (e) does not apply to records of the judicial branch deemed confidential under subdivisions (c)(1)-(c)(8) or (c)(10). (4) Requests to seal or expunge criminal history records must be made in accordance with Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.692. (ef) Judicial Review of Denial of Access Request. Expedited review of denials of access to records of the judicial branch shall be provided through an action for mandamus, or other appropriate appellate remedy, in the following manner: (1)-(2) [No change] (fg) Procedure. Requests and responses to requests for access to records under this rule shall be made in a reasonable manner. (1)-(3) [No change] Committee Note [No change] 2002 Court Commentary [No change] 2005 Court Commentary [No change] 2007 Court Commentary [No change] 2007 Committee Commentary [No change] ___________________________________________________ PART TWO “The Florida Supreme Court’s Proposed Amendments.” RULE 2.420. PUBLIC ACCESS TO JUDICIAL BRANCH RECORDS (a) [No change] (b) [No change] (c) Exemptions. The following records of the judicial branch shall be confidential: (1)-(8) [No change] (9) Any court record determined to be confidential in case decision or court rule on the grounds that (A)-(B) [No change] (C) no less restrictive measures are available to protect the interests set forth in subdivision (A) . ; (10) The names and any identifying information of judges mentioned in an advisory opinion of the Committee on Standards of Conduct for Judges Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee . (d) Request to Make Circuit and County Court Records in Noncriminal Cases Confidential. (1) A request to make circuit and county court records in noncriminal cases confidential under subdivision (c)(9) must be made in the form of a written motion captioned “Motion to Make Court Records Confidential.” A motion made under this subdivision must: (A) identify the particular court records the movant seeks to make confidential with as much specificity as possible without revealing the information to be made confidential; and (B) specify the bases for making such court records confidential . ; and (C) set forth the specific legal authority and any applicable legal standards for making such court records confidential. Any motion made under this subdivision must include a signed certification by the party or the attorney for the party making the request that the motion is being made in good faith and is supported by a sound factual and legal basis. The Any motion made pursuant to this subdivision and all court records that are the subject to of such a motion made under this subdivision must be treated as confidential by the clerk pending the court’s ruling on the motion. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, the court may not make confidential the case number, docket number, or other number used by the clerk’s office to identify the case file. (2) -(4) [No change] (5) If a nonparty requests that the court vacate all or part of an order issued under subdivision (d)(3), the request must be made in the form of a written motion , filed in that court, that states with as much specificity as possible the bases for the request. The motion must set forth the specific legal authority and any applicable legal standards supporting the request. The movant must serve all parties in the action with a copy of the motion. In the event that the subject order specifies that the names or addresses of one or more parties are to be made confidential, the movant must state prominently in the caption of the motion “Confidential Party — Court Service Requested.” When a motion so designated is filed, the court shall be responsible for providing a copy of the motion to the parties in such a way as to not reveal the confidential information to the movant. Except when a motion filed under this subdivision represents that all parties agree to all of the relief requested, the court must hold a hearing before ruling on the motion. Whether or not any motion filed under this subdivision is agreed to by the parties, the court may in its discretion hold a hearing on such motion. Any hearing held under this subdivision must be an open proceeding, except that any party may request that the court conduct all or part of the hearing in camera to protect the interests set forth in subdivision (c)(9)(A). The movant shall be responsible for ensuring that a complete record of any hearing held under this subdivision be created, either by use of a court reporter or by any recording device that is provided as a matter of right by the court. (6) If the court determines that a motion made under subdivision (d)(1) was not made in good faith and supported by a sound legal and factual basis, the court may impose sanctions upon the movant after notice and an opportunity to respond . (7) Court records Records of a lower tribunal ma d e confidential under this rule by that tribunal must be treated as confidential during any appellate review proceedings. In any case where an order making court records confidential remains in effect as of the time of an appeal, the clerk’s index must include a statement that an order making court records confidential has been entered in the matter and must identify such order by date or docket number. This subdivision does not preclude review by an appellate court, or affect the standard of review by an appellate court, of an order by a lower tribunal making a record confidential. (e) Request to Make Circuit and County Court Records in Criminal Cases Confidential. (1) Subdivision (d) shall apply to any request by the state or a defendant to make circuit or county court records confidential pursuant to subdivision (c)(9), except as provided in subdivision (e)(2). < p>(2) Any request to make court records confidential that may jeopardize either the safety of a person or an active criminal investigation may be made in the form of a written motion captioned “Restricted Motion to Make Court Records Confidential.” As to any motion made pursuant to this subdivision (e)(2), the following procedure shall apply: < p>(A) Any motion made pursuant to this subdivision and all court records that are the subject of such a motion must be treated as confidential by the clerk pending the court’s ruling upon the motion. < p>(B) Except when the motion filed under this subdivision represents that both the movant and any other party subject to the motion agree to all of the relief requested, as evidenced by all such parties signing the motion, the court shall hold a hearing on a motion filed under this subdivision within 15 days of the filing of the motion, but such hearing shall be a closed session held in camera. The court shall issue a ruling on motions filed under this subdivision within 10 days of the hearing on contested motions or within 10 days of the filing of agreed motions. < p>(C) No order entered under this subdivision may authorize or approve the sealing of court records for any period longer than is necessary to achieve the objective of the motion, and in no event longer than 120 days. Extensions of an order issued hereunder may be granted for 60-day periods, but each such extension may be ordered only upon the filing of another motion in accordance with the procedures set forth under this subdivision. In the event of an appeal of a matter in which an order is entered under this subdivision, the lower tribunal shall retain jurisdiction to consider motions to extend orders issued hereunder during the course of the appeal. < p>(D) The provisions of subdivisions (d)(3)(A)-(G), (d)(6), and (d)(7) shall apply to motions made pursuant to this subdivision. The provisions of subdivisions (d)(1), (d)(2), (d)(3)(H), (d)(4), and (d)(5) shall not apply to motions made pursuant to this subdivision. < p>(E) The clerk of the court shall not publish any order of the court issued hereunder in accordance with subdivision (d)(4) unless directed by the court. (3) This subdivision (e) does not apply to records of the judicial branch deemed confidential under subdivisions (c)(1)-(c)(8) or (c)(10). (4) Requests to seal or expunge criminal history records must be made in accordance with Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.692. (f) Request to Make Appellate Court Records in Noncriminal Cases Confidential. (1) A request to make appellate court records in noncriminal cases confidential under subdivision (c)(9) must be filed in the appellate court and must be in compliance with the guidelines set forth in subdivision (d)(1). Such a request may be made with respect to a record that was presented or presentable to a lower tribunal, but not made confidential by the lower tribunal, or a record presented to an appellate court in an original proceeding. (2) A response to a motion filed under subdivision (f)(1) may be served within 10 days of service of the motion. (3) Any order granting in whole or in part a motion filed under subdivision (f)(1) must be in compliance with the guidelines set forth in subdivisions (d)(3)(A)-(G). (4) Except as provided by law or court rule, notice must be given of any order granting a motion made under subdivision (f)(1) as follows. Within 10 days following the entry of the order, the clerk of court must post a copy of the order on the clerk’s website. The order must remain posted for no less than 30 days. (5) If a nonparty requests that the court vacate all or part of an order issued under subdivision (f)(3), the request must be made in the form of a written motion, filed in that court, that states with as much specificity as possible the bases for the request. The motion must set forth the specific legal authority and any applicable legal standards supporting the request. The movant must serve all parties in the action with a copy of the motion. In the event that the subject order specifies that the names or addresses of one or more parties are to be made confidential, the movant must state prominently in the caption of the motion “Confidential Party—Court Service Requested.” When a motion so designated is filed, the court shall be responsible for providing a copy of the motion to the parties in such a way as to not reveal the confidential information to the movant. A response to a motion may be served within 10 days of service of the motion. (6) If the court determines that a motion made under subdivision (f)(1) was not made in good faith and supported by a sound legal and factual basis, the court may impose sanctions upon the movant after notice and an opportunity to respond. (7) Records of a lower tribunal made confidential by that tribunal must be treated as confidential during any review proceedings. In any case where an order making court records confidential remains in effect as of the time of an appeal, the clerk’s index must include a statement that an order making court records confidential has been entered in the matter and must identify such order by date or docket number. This subdivision does not preclude review by an appellate court, or affect the standard of review by an appellate court, of an order by a lower tribunal making a record confidential. (g) Request to Make Appellate Court Records in Criminal Cases Confidential. < p>(1) Subdivision (f) shall apply to any request by the state or a defendant to make appellate court records confidential pursuant to subdivision (c)(9), except as provided in subdivision (g)(2). < p>(2) Any request to make appellate court records confidential that may jeopardize either the safety of a person or an active criminal investigation may be made in the form of a written motion captioned “Restricted Motion to Make Court Records Confidential” and must be filed in the appellate court. Such a request may be made with respect to a record that was presented or presentable to a lower tribunal, but not made confidential by the lower tribunal, or a record presented to an appellate court in an original proceeding. As to any motion made pursuant to this subdivision (g)(2), the following procedure shall apply: < p>(A) Any motion made pursuant to this subdivision and all appellate court records that are the subject of such a motion must be treated as confidential by the clerk pending the court’s ruling upon the motion. < p>(B) A response to a motion filed under this subdivision may be served within 10 days of service of the motion. The court shall issue a ruling on motions filed under this subdivision within 10 days of the filing of a response on contested motions or within 10 days of the filing of uncontested motions. < p>(C) No order entered under this subdivision may authorize or approve the sealing of court records for any period longer than is necessary to achieve the objective of the motion, and in no event longer than 120 days. Extensions of an order issued hereunder may be granted for 60-day periods, but each such extension may be ordered only upon the filing of another motion in accordance with the procedures set forth under this subdivision. < p>(D) The provisions of subdivisions (d)(3)(A)-(G), (d)(6), and (d)(7) shall apply to motions made pursuant to this subdivision. The provisions of subdivisions (d)(1), (d)(2), (d)(3)(H), (d)(4), and (d)(5) shall not apply to motions made pursuant to this subdivision. < p>(E) The clerk of the court shall not publish any order of the court issued hereunder in accordance with subdivision (f)(4) unless directed by the court. (3) This subdivision (g) does not apply to records of the judicial branch deemed confidential under subdivisions (c)(1)-(c)(8) or (c)(10). (4) Requests to seal or expunge criminal history records must be made in accordance with Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.692. (eh) Judicial Review of Denial of Access Request. Expedited review of denials of access to records of the judicial branch shall be provided through an action for mandamus, or other appropriate appellate remedy, in the following manner: (1)-(2) [No Change] (fi) Procedure. Requests and responses to requests for access to records under this rule shall be made in a reasonable manner. (1)-(3) [No Change] Committee Commentary [No change] 1995 Amendment. [No change] 2002 Court Commentary [No Change] 2005 Court Commentary [No Change] 2007 Court Commentary [No Change] 2007 Committee Commentary [No Change] March 1, 2008 Regular News Proposed amendments dealing with sealing court records and documentslast_img read more

Fungal meningitis outbreak cases top 300

first_img In 2004 pharmacists in Iowa and Wisconsin told the board that NECC and Cadden, its chief pharmacist, were soliciting out-of-state prescriptions for office use and using an unapproved form, according to the Reuters story. In the same year a Texas pharmacist aired complaints about other products marketed by Cadden. In a separate letter to Cadden’s attorney, the House committee raised concerns about other inspections in 2002 and 2003 that stemmed from an adverse medical event report related to the type of steroid that has been recalled in the current outbreak. Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted new lists of customers who received the recalled steroids from NECC, but it found some technical problems with them and has taken them down. The FDA said it is working to correct the lists and will repost them when the agency can ensure that it is accurate. A congressional committee has also launched a probe of the company. Yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to NECC and one of its former owners requesting documents related to the current outbreak and some relating to other investigations that have centered on NECC and related business operations, the committee said in a statement yesterday. When the FDA released the lists yesterday it said the information was from NECC and it couldn’t guarantee its accuracy and completeness, but it was making it available as a way to inform facilities and providers who received recalled shipments. In the letter, they said the patient safety issues are critical, especially since VA medical centers purchased products from NECC and a related company, Ameridose. See also: “Over 250 American patients have become ill including 20 that have died because of contaminated medical products from this one compounding facility,” DeLauro and Bishop wrote. “This type of outbreak should be preventable, and we would hope that private insurance companies will take similar steps to protect their patients.” The new cases push the outbreak total to 308, but no new deaths were reported, the CDC said. Seventeen states are now affected. Besides back pain, the recalled methylprednisolone acetate injections were also used to treat joint problems, and the CDC reported one more joint infection, raising that total to 4. So far no deaths have been attributed to the joint infections. Committee members also raised concerns about how NECC was able to continue distributing bulk supplies of the steroid. In earlier reports, Massachusetts officials said NECC appeared to be operating outside the scope of its license in distributing the steroids. Oct 22 House Energy and Commerce Committee letters In other developments, Reuters reported that documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suggest that the company avoided harsh punishment by regulators in earlier investigations, with problems stretching back to 1999. The committee said it asked Barry Cadden, NECC’s former owner, president, and director of pharmacy, for related documents from his personal e-mail account, after Cadden’s attorney told the committee that Cadden would not comply with its Oct 11 request for outbreak briefings. Oct 23 CDC fungal meningitis outbreak update According to today’s report from Reuters, the Massachusetts pharmacy board in 2004 recommended a 3-year sanction against the company for violating accepted standards for compounding methylprednisolone acetate, the same drug linked to the current outbreak. However, the following year the board agreed to a nondisciplinary settlement, according to Reuters. In other developments, two members of Congress sent a letter to federal health officials on Oct 19 asking them to protect seniors, veterans, and other patients by ensuring the safety of compounded medications, according to an Oct 19 statement from Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. The letter, also signed by Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., was sent to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki. The steroid drug came from New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Mass., which is under investigation by federal and state authorities. Oct 23 Reuters story “While we are disappointed that neither you nor anyone else from the NECC could make themselves available to brief committee staff, the committee must proceed with the investigation. We expect that you will cooperate in this matter,” the committee said in its letter. NECC said in a statement yesterday that it has worked with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy to resolve any problems that have been brought to the agency’s attention, Reuters reported. Oct 22 House Energy and Commerce committee statement Oct 22 FDA statement Oct 23, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – Eleven more cases were reported in a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections, including the first patient from Georgia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.last_img read more

Green light for TOG to create new shared space at King’s Cross

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Goliat FPSO Comes to Hammerfest

first_imgEni Norge’s Goliat FPSO has arrived in Hammerfest, Norway, today from South Korea after a 63-day voyage covering 15,608 nautical miles.The cylindrical floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility will now undergo final preparations for the first oil production from the Barents Sea.When the field comes on stream later this summer, Goliat will become the world’s northernmost producing offshore oil field.The platform has been transported using the Dockwise Vanguard, the world’s largest heavy transport vessel. The voyage has been made across the Indian Ocean, around the southern tip of Africa and then north through the Atlantic west of the British Isles.In the fjord outside Hammerfest, the deck of the transport vessel will be submerged to a depth of ten metres, enabling the platform to be floated off into the sea. The facility will then float in its own right and five tugboats will take over the work of moving the 170-metre high structure to Ersvika, south-west of Hammerfest.Once at Ersvika, work to complete final preparations for production will begin. This will include inspections, tests and checks of all systems and equipment. A total of eleven vessels will take part in the in-fjord work phase, which is expected to take between two and three weeks.Following final preparations at Ersvika, the platform will be towed approximately 80 kilometres to the Goliat field location, where it will first be connected to its 14 anchor lines. The umbilicals and risers will be installed and the platform will then be connected to the electrical power cable from the mainland. Finally, the platform and subsea systems will be made ready for production.Goliat is planned to come on stream in mid-2015.Image: Eni Norge/News On Requestlast_img read more