Thursday, July 31, 2014

ABA to debut Magna Carta traveling exhibit at its Annual Meeting Expo in Boston

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 — The American Bar Association is joining with the Library of Congress to debut a special traveling exhibit to commemorate the 800th?anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta,?Aug. 8?at the ABA’s Annual Meeting Expo in Boston.
The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress will unveil “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015.” Curated by the Law Library of Congress, the exhibit will feature 16 banners, 13 of which reflect spectacular images of Magna Carta and precious manuscripts, books and other documents from the Library of Congress’s rare book collections. The exhibit also incorporates a video, produced by the Library of Congress, showing the Law Librarian and the exhibit curator handling the materials and explaining their significance.
The exhibit was developed both to raise awareness about Magna Carta’s enduring influence and to complement an upcoming Library of Congress exhibition, “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor,” (Nov. 6, 2014 through Jan. 19, 2015), that will display the Lincoln Cathedral’s 1215 manuscript of Magna Carta.
The principles found in Magna Carta played a fundamental role in establishing the supremacy of the law in our constitutional, democratic society, including concepts embraced by the Founding Fathers in the Bill of Rights. The importance of Magna Carta to American laws and freedoms will be highlighted at the Annual Meeting as Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. speaks to the ABA House of Delegates on the subject?Aug. 11 at 11 a.m.?The exhibit will give people a better understanding of Magna Carta and its relevance to the modern-day rule of law.
The exhibit will be available for viewing?Friday, Aug. 8, 5-7 p.m.;?Saturday, Aug. 9, 9,?9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and?Sunday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.?In addition to the exhibit, visitors will be able to:
  • Meet David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress.
  • Attend a “pop up” speech by the Rare Books Curator, Nathan Dorn, on?Saturday, Aug.9, 9:30- 10 a.m.?and?3-3:30 p.m.
  • Discuss the exhibit and the Law Library’s collections with the Law Librarian and Rare Book Curator.
After Boston, the exhibit will travel to public buildings such as courthouses, law schools, universities and public libraries around the United States.? From?June 11 to 14, 2015, the exhibit will be displayed in London, England in conjunction with the ABA’s London sessions and rededication of the ABA’s Magna Carta memorial at Runnymede.
The current schedule for the exhibit includes stops in:
  • Indianapolis at the Indiana Statehouse,?Sept. 29-Oct. 10, hosted by the Indiana State Bar.
  • Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan Law School,?Oct. 1-21, hosted by the Michigan Law School
  • Houston, at the ABA Midyear Meeting,?Feb. 6-8, 2015
  • Atlanta, at the Georgia Bar Center, Spring 2015, hosted by the State Bar of Georgia
  • Salt Lake City,?April 3-20, 2015, hosted by the Utah State Bar
  • Washington, D.C, at the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting,?April 29-May 2, 2015, hosted by the ABA Section of International Law
  • Philadelphia, at the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Meeting,?April 29-May 3, 2015, hosted by theABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
  • London, England, at the ABA London Sessions,?June 11-14, 2015
  • Chicago, at the ABA Annual Meeting,?July 31 - Aug. 2, 2015, hosted by the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress
  • Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Brooklyn Law School,?Sept. 14-28, 2015, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School
  • San Diego, at the ABA Midyear Meeting,?Feb. 5-7, 2016
For information about hosting the ABA Magna Carta Traveling Exhibit, please contact Elissa Lichtenstein at?elissa.lichtenstein@americanbar.org.
For further information about ABA’s “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015,” visit?http://ambar.org/mctravelingexhibit
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Dear All,

It is with great sadness I am sharing with you that Dr. WhaiJen Soo left us. He is an inspiring scientist and leader. No memorial service will be held in the New England area. See more information below.?

Kind regards,

Lisa Kang
President of Monte Jade

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Soo, Whaijen A global biotechnology and pharmaceutical leader as well as beloved father, husband, and son, died on July 28, 2014 at age 64 in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Born and raised in Taiwan, Whaijen received his B.S. in chemistry from National Taiwan University before moving to San Francisco where he received his Ph.D in Biochemistry from UC-Berkeley and his M.D. from UC-San Francisco. In a thirty-year career at Roche, Biogen, and Shire, Whaijen led the research and development of innovative drugs to help patients fighting HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, influenza, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and many other diseases. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of the Supra Integration and Incubation Center (Si2C), a subagency of the Taiwanese government dedicated to accelerating Taiwan to the forefront of the global biotechnology industry. Whaijen is survived by his wife Ellen of 38 years, his son Jevan and daughter Jennifer, his son-in-law Ryan, his mother Jan Hun, his brother Hwaili, his sister Olivia, and a circle of friends around the globe who will carry his spirit and passion for international travel, sailing and hiking, and unusual cuisines with them. Funeral arrangements were for immediate family, but there will be a memorial gathering in northern California in the fall; please emailwhaijen.memorial@gmail.com?for details. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, dedicated in memory of Whaijen Soo, at?https://donate.lls.org.
Published in The Boston Globe on July?31,?2014
- See more at:?http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=&pid=171913109&referrer=0&preview=True#sthash.VrrHJWRt.dpuf

抗议堕胎缓冲地带 联邦废 麻州保

麻州和联邦最高法院为堕胎诊所的“缓冲地带(buffer zone)”杠上了。
最高法院七月初时裁定,麻州需废除缓冲地带法。麻州州长派区克(Deval Patrick)昨(三十)日签署参议会S2283号法案,保护民众进出提供堕胎服务医疗护理场所的安全。
高龄七十七岁的“营救行动(Operation rescue)“成员,反选择(anti-choice)倡议者麦卡伦(Eleanor McCullen)等人,促使美国最高法院裁定废除“缓冲地带”,尤其是麻州的规定抗议者不得闯进妇女医疗护理场所进出口的35英尺之内。
??????????? 麻州州长派区克(Deval Patrick)表示,他为自己能签署这一法令,持续保护妇女及医院或诊所员工进出生育护理场所的安全,感到骄傲。
??????????? 为回应最高法院的决定,派区克加入了妇女的医疗护理支持者联盟,和麻州总检察官柯克莉(Martha Coakley),麻州参议会议长泰瑞莎穆瑞(Therese Murray),麻州众议会议长狄乐欧(Robert DeLeo),麻州计划家长联盟(Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts)执行长华姿(Marty Walz),麻州支持选择行政主任阿木森(Megan Amundson)等人,一同起草了该法案,期以在个人言论自由,以及人们的进出堕胎服务场所权力之间,取得平衡点。


? ? ? ? ? ??钱朵乐(Harriette L. Chandler)。(菊子摄)


七月廿九日晚的中华公所董事会议,议程有九项。首两项为社区陈情。第一宗为介绍中华公所图书馆,第二宗原定由亚美社区发展协会介绍喜露街50 号的发展设计,但该会未派人出席,反倒是昆士高中校长张可仁利用机会,说明该校有机会获得25好地段,建新校址,请中华公所支持该校留在华埠。
亚美联谊会申请加入中华公所一案,甄云龙应中华公所职员要求出席。甄云龙说明, 中华公所要求该会交出所有会员的电话号码,但电话号码属於个人隐私,他才未同意缴交。


??????????? 中华公所决定投明票,各人举手投票。(菊子摄)

??????????? 算不清楚之後,请投票董事站出来,让职员数。(菊子摄)

??????????? 中华公所董事谢中之强调他去州务卿办公室登记侨团时,依照手续办理,正正当当完成登记的。(菊子摄)

??????????? 至德三德公所主席曹品慈在中华公所董事大会中强调,中华公所应该要团结。(菊子摄)

??????????? 中华公所廿九日晚开会时,只有四名职员到会。左起,翁宇才,阮鸿灿,李嘉玲,雷景林。(菊子摄)

??????????? 亚美联谊会副董事长甄云龙为申请加入中华公所一案出席作说明。(菊子摄)

中华公所设图书馆 侨社支持捐款一万六千元




Wednesday, July 30, 2014

中华成棒在屋斯特比赛 洪慧珠开球

中华成棒培训队来纽英仑的移地训练,七月廿八日晚在即将升任驻美副代表的洪慧珠开球下,为屋斯特世界棒球系列(Worcester World Baseball Series)揭开序幕,以四比零大胜屋斯特勇心队(Bravehearts)。
??????????? 中华成棒队昨(廿九)晚继续在麻州屋斯特市和纽英仑精英明星队(New England Elite All-Stars)对垒,今(三十)晚移师到布洛克顿(Brockton)的钟声球场(Campanelli Stadium)和蔓越梅联盟明星队(Cranberry League All-Stars)比赛,预定八月一日启程返航。
??????????? 倍投方案图片顿华侨文教中心昨日广发电邮,提醒侨胞,三十日晚是中华成棒在本地的最後一场比赛,要加油,得把握机会。
??????????? 七月廿八日晚的这场比赛,由於气象局发出淹水警告,出席看球的人少了许多。能容纳三千人的球场,只坐了不到一千人。波克莱台湾商会倒是十分捧场,有会长刘秀春,副会长李丰盛,顾问陈玉瑛,罗静春,理事杨罗东等多人,出席助阵。
??????????? 当晚下大雨,比赛延迟四十五分钟才开始,九点以後,有不少人担心天候不佳,路途遥远下,陆续离席,倒是身穿印有“光耀台湾”字样T恤,带着青天白日红旗帜,在康州大学就读的黄钟,陈正贵,却在九点半多时赶到,继续加油。
??????????? 黄钟和陈正贵说,中华成棒队中的罗华韦,曾经在康州打美国棒球小联盟。那时候一夥台湾学生经常结伴去给孤单一人在美的罗华韦加油,打气,彼此结为好友,这才不辞路远,开了一个多小时车的来加油,还和留在球场支持的比赛结束的经文处新闻组组长朱永昌,经济组雇员唐玲,一起聊表慰问之意。
??????????? 根据中华成棒队官方粉丝脸书,该队和屋斯特勇心队这场球赛,由朱诰镇主投,六局中共送出十次三振;其後接任投手的林克谦和宋家豪,再添加三次三振,全场比赛仅被击出零星的的5支安打。
??????????? 由於七月廿六日晚的比赛因雨取消,中华成棒队此行在纽英仑,将总共只打六场球。
??????????? 当晚在场的勇心队工作人员透露,自从屋斯特龙卷风队(Worcester Tornadoes)在2012年解散後,屋斯特就一直没有球队,直到2013年九月,藉由屋斯特圣十字学院的合作,25名队员中,有一半为本地球员,一半从全美各地大学棒球队中徵选来,才重新组成屋斯特的唯一球队,加入未来大学棒球联盟,并於2014年(今年)六月开始第一季比赛。他们还指出,该队取名勇心,并采用心脏做队徽,就是因为屋斯特座落於麻州中部,向有麻州中心之称。
??????????? 由於他们是大学球队,一年只在六到八月,打球一个暑假,换言之,一年只有一个球季。
??????????? 现年三十四岁的屋斯特勇心队东主,Creedon and Co.公司副总裁John Creedon Jr.和未来大学棒球联盟负责人(commissioner)霍尔(Chris Hall)都有心拓展球队的国际经验,七月廿八日的球赛,正好成为屋斯特世界棒球系列(Worcester World Baseball Series)首场比赛。
John Creedon Jr.指出,中华成棒队 在国际棒球联盟排名中高居第四,仅次於美国,日本及古巴,屋斯特勇心队有机会和中华成棒队比赛,对教练,球员,都是很好的磨练。希望将来能推动更多合作。?

??????????? ? 经文处处长洪慧珠(中)为中华成棒和屋斯特勇心队对垒的屋斯特世界棒球系列首场比赛开球。(图由经文处经济组提供)

??????????? 左起,陈正贵,黄钟这两名康州大学生,特地感到麻州屋斯特,为曾经打过美国小联盟的罗华韦加油,还邀当晚留在现场看球赛,一直撑到比赛结束的经文处新闻组组长朱永昌和他们带来的青天白日满地红旗帜合影。(菊子摄)

??????????? 下过雨後的屋斯特Filton球场,仍有不少球迷。(菊子摄)

??????????? 比赛中途,教练训话。(菊子摄)???????????

??????????? 波克莱台湾商会副会长李丰盛(中)和商会成员一起来捧场看球。(菊子摄)

? ? ? ??经文处副处长洪慧珠(右一)加入波克莱台湾商会欢迎中华成棒队的行列,包括後左起,杨罗东,罗静春,刘秀春,陈玉瑛(後右二),胡文冀(前)。(图由经文处提供)