quarta-feira, 16 de março de 2016

 THE WHITE HOUSE 

Get to know the President's Supreme Court nominee:
Today, President Obama announced his nominee for the Supreme Court: Chief Judge Merrick Garland. Read why President Obama chose him for the job, then watch the video to learn more:
Today, I'm proud to nominate Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. No one is more qualified to serve our country right now in this critical role. Judge Garland has earned bipartisan praise as one of the best appellate judges in the country - a brilliant, meticulous jurist with a reputation for building consensus. He has dedicated his life to public service, choosing to serve our country and take on some of the most difficult and significant anti-terrorism cases in America's history including prosecuting Timothy McVeigh in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing. But beyond the courtroom, Judge Garland is a committed mentor and dedicated family man, advising hundreds
 of law clerks and tutoring elementary school kids in reading and math. I said I would take this process seriously, and I did. I chose Merrick Garland. Take a few minutes to watch this video and meet him for yourself. I'm confident you will share my belief that Chief Judge Merrick Garland is not only eminently qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice, but that he deserves a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote in the Senate. I have fulfilled my Constitutional duty. Now it's time for the Senate to do theirs.
Learn more about his background and experience.
After the announcement, Chief Judge Garland gave remarks reflecting on his career as a dedicated public servant -- and they're definitely worth a read:
President Barack Obama walks on the Colonnade to the Oval Office with Vice President Joe Biden and Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland after delivering a statement in the Rose Garden announcing Chief Judge Garland as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court, March 16, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
JUDGE GARLAND: Thank you, Mr. President. This is the greatest honor of my life -- other than Lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. It’s also the greatest gift I’ve ever received except -- and there’s another caveat -- the birth of our daughters, Jessie and Becky.
As my parents taught me by both words and deeds, a life of public service is as much a gift to the person who serves as it is to those he is serving. And for me, there could be no higher public service than serving as a member of the United States Supreme Court.
My family deserves much of the credit for the path that led me here. My grandparents left the Pale of Settlement at the border of Western Russian and Eastern Europe in the early 1900s, fleeing anti-Semitism, and hoping to make a better life for their children in America. They settled in the Midwest, eventually making their way to Chicago.
There, my father, who ran the smallest of small businesses from a room in our basement, took me with him as he made the rounds to his customers, always impressing upon me the importance of hard work and fair dealing. There, my mother headed the local PTA and school board and directed a volunteer services agency, all the while instilling in my sister and me the understanding that service to the community is a responsibility above all others. Even now, my sisters honor that example by serving the children of their communities.
I know that my mother is watching this on television and crying her eyes out. So are my sisters, who have supported me in every step I have ever taken. I only wish that my father were here to see this today. I also wish that we hadn’t taught my older daughter to be so adventurous that she would be hiking in the mountains, out of cell service range when the President called.
It was the sense of responsibility to serve a community, instilled by my parents, that led me to leave my law firm to become a line prosecutor in 1989. There, one of my first assignments was to assist in the prosecution of a violent gang that had come down to the District from New York, took over a public housing project and terrorized the residents. The hardest job we faced was persuading mothers and grandmothers that if they testified, we would be able to keep them safe and convict the gang members. We succeeded only by convincing witnesses and victims that they could trust that the rule of law would prevail.
Years later, when I went to Oklahoma City to investigate the bombing of the Federal Building, I saw up close the devastation that can happen when someone abandons the justice system as a way of resolving grievances, and instead takes matters into his own hands. Once again, I saw the importance of assuring victims and families that the justice system could work. We promised that we would find the perpetrators, that we would bring them to justice, and that we would do it in a way that honored the Constitution. The people of Oklahoma City gave us their trust, and we did everything we could to live up to it.
Trust that justice will be done in our courts without prejudice or partisanship is what, in a large part, distinguishes this country from others. People must be confident that a judge’s decisions are determined by the law, and only the law. For a judge to be worthy of such trust, he or she must be faithful to the Constitution and to the statutes passed by the Congress. He or she must put aside his personal views or preferences, and follow the law -- not make it.
Fidelity to the Constitution and the law has been the cornerstone of my professional life, and it’s the hallmark of the kind of judge I have tried to be for the past 18 years. If the Senate sees fit to confirm me to the position for which I have been nominated today, I promise to continue on that course.
Mr. President, it’s a great privilege to be nominated by a fellow Chicagoan. I am grateful beyond words for the honor you have bestowed upon me.
Stay up to date on the confirmation process at whitehouse.gov/scotus and @SCOTUSnom on Twitter


Bust out your finest green T-shirts: St. Patrick's Day 2016 is officially upon us. One of the biggest things to do in spring in NYC is the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which marches along Fifth Avenue—and passes by venerable New York City attractions, including St. Patrick's Cathedral and Central Park. There are plenty of other ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, NYC: Read on for our guide to the best St. Patrick's Day parades, events, Irish pubs and more.

When is St. Patrick's Day in NYC?

This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

What is St. Patrick's Day in NYC?

St. Patrick's Day occurs annually on March 17, the date marked by the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland's most celebrated patron saint. The festivities surrounding this date specifically commemorate Saint Patrick, and the subsequent arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Where is the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade?





The Parade starts at 11am at 44th Street, marching up Fifth Avenue—past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street—all the way to 79th Street. It finishes around 4:30-5:00pm at the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th Street.






NYC Events  -  March 2016.

Truffle dinner
March 16, 2016 (7 & 9 p.m.)
4.3 miles SE
Gusto Del Tortufo is a $79 vegan four-course dinner featuring fresh truffles at Adelina’s in Greenpoint.
Beef tasting
March 16, 2016
6.9 miles south
A ticket to Brisket King includes tastes of beef brisket cooked by dozens of competing chefs, spirits, and craft beer at Sanders Studios in Brooklyn for age 21+.
Asian art
March 16 - 19, 2016
NYC locations
Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.
Queens film festival
March 16 - 20, 2016
3.7 miles east
Queens World Film Festival [website has sound] screens films from diverse points of view made by maverick filmmakers at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Family musical
March 16 - July 3, 2016
0.6 miles SW
Truffle dinner
March 16, 2016 (7 & 9 p.m.)
4.3 miles SE
Gusto Del Tortufo is a $79 vegan four-course dinner featuring fresh truffles at Adelina’s in Greenpoint.
Beef tasting
March 16, 2016
6.9 miles south
A ticket to Brisket King includes tastes of beef brisket cooked by dozens of competing chefs, spirits, and craft beer at Sanders Studios in Brooklyn for age 21+.
Asian art
March 16 - 19, 2016
NYC locations
Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.
Queens film festival
March 16 - 20, 2016
3.7 miles east
Queens World Film Festival [website has sound] screens films from diverse points of view made by maverick filmmakers at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Family musical
March 16 - July 3, 2016
0.6 miles SW
Image result for FAMILY MUSICAL NYBased on a book by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical is about a girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny, at Shubert Theatre. Discount tickets $89.


Classic opera
March 16 - 26, 2016
1.1 miles NW
Image result for Classic opera March 16 - 26, 2016


The Marriage of Figaro is a popular comic opera by Mozart, which is sung in Italian with multi-language subtitles at the Metropolitan Opera House. Discount tickets $81 to $119.
Film festival of new directors
March 16 - 27, 2016
NYC locations
See the work of emerging or not-yet-established international filmmakers at New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.


American modern dance
March 16 - April 3, 2016
1 mile NW
Image result for American modern dance March 16Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance features a live orchestra, with 2 premieres and 14 classics on different days at Lincoln Center. Discount tickets $20 to $62.

                                                    Orchid Show - daytime
March 16 - April 17, 2016
12 miles north
The Orchid Show fills the conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden with thousands of orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Closed Mondays except March 28. Discount weekday tickets $15.
Star Wars exhibition
March 16 - May 30, 2016
0.5 miles SW
See 77 costumes worn in all seven films at Star Wars and the Power of Costume at Discovery Times Square.
Creative percussion show
March 16 - June 26, 2016
0.5 miles SW
STOMP has high-energy dance, acrobatics, comedy, and nonstop rhythym from unusual instruments at the Orpheum Theatre. Discount tickets at Goldstar and Groupon.
Popular musical: Fantasticks
March 16, 2016 - July 3, 2016
0.2 miles west
Image result for Popular musical: Fantasticks March 16, 2016 - July 3, 2016The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical entertaining audiences since 1960, at intimate Snapple Theater in Times Square. Discount tickets $39 at Goldstar and Groupon.


Truffle dinner
March 16, 2016 (7 & 9 p.m.)
4.3 miles SE
Gusto Del Tortufo is a $79 vegan four-course dinner featuring fresh truffles at Adelina’s in Greenpoint.
Beef tasting
March 16, 2016
6.9 miles south
A ticket to Brisket King includes tastes of beef brisket cooked by dozens of competing chefs, spirits, and craft beer at Sanders Studios in Brooklyn for age 21+.
Asian art
March 16 - 19, 2016
NYC locations
Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.
Queens film festival
March 16 - 20, 2016
3.7 miles east
Queens World Film Festival [website has sound] screens films from diverse points of view made by maverick filmmakers at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Family musical
March 16 - July 3, 2016
0.6 miles SW
Based on a book by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical is about a girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny, at Shubert Theatre. Discount tickets $89.
Classic opera
March 16 - 26, 2016
1.1 miles NW
The Marriage of Figaro is a popular comic opera by Mozart, which is sung in Italian with multi-language subtitles at the Metropolitan Opera House. Discount tickets $81 to $119.
Film festival of new directors

Based on a book by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical is about a girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny, at Shubert Theatre. Discount tickets $89.
Classic opera
March 16 - 26, 2016
1.1 miles NW
The Marriage of Figaro is a popular comic opera by Mozart, which is sung in Italian with multi-language subtitles at the Metropolitan Opera House. Discount tickets $81 to $119.
Film festival of new directors
March 16 - 27, 2016
NYC locations
See the work of emerging or not-yet-established international filmmakers at New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.
American modern dance
March 16 - April 3, 2016
1 mile NW
Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance features a live orchestra, with 2 premieres and 14 classics on different days at Lincoln Center. Discount tickets $20 to $62.
Orchid Show - daytime
March 16 - April 17, 2016
12 miles north
The Orchid Show fills the conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden with thousands of orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Closed Mondays except March 28. Discount weekday tickets $15.
Star Wars exhibition
March 16 - May 30, 2016
0.5 miles SW
See 77 costumes worn in all seven films at Star Wars and the Power of Costume at Discovery Times Square.
Creative percussion show
March 16 - June 26, 2016
0.5 miles SW
STOMP has high-energy dance, acrobatics, comedy, and nonstop rhythym from unusual instruments at the Orpheum Theatre. Discount tickets at Goldstar and Groupon.
Popular musical: Fantasticks
March 16, 2016 - July 3, 2016
0.2 miles west
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical entertaining audiences since 1960, at intimate Snapple Theater in Times Square. Discount tickets $39 at Goldstar and Groupon.