5. Orricks Jacobsen declined to comment on that accusation. Libel suits, especially those involving speech about a public figure, are extremely difficult to prove, said Andrew Miltenberg, a partner with Nesenoff & Miltenberg and a specialist in libel law. There is an extremely high standard actual malice or gross negligence. And while some might easily characterize the misinterpretation of Giovinazzos statements as malicious, in the nasty milieu of a political campaign, it may not meet the definition, Miltenberg said. In the political arena I think the courts have come tounderstand that the American public has an expectation of hyperbole, he said. But even if the case cannot meet the high standard for legal libel, it has punctured Giovinazzos political career profoundly, Miltenberg noted. On the other hand there is an exponential damage. You cannot quantify it, in the same way that you can in another lawsuit, the type of damage that this does, he said. Giovinazzo also recently resigned as vice chairman of the Staten Island Republican Party, the third official to leave the party in the wake of the bitter race, following party chairman Robert Scamardella and vice chair Frank Aversa. She told the Advance that she felt the party no longer welcomed all Republicans. Giovinazzo was not alone in her outrage against Jobs for New Yorks actions. Earlier this month, a mother whose son was killed by a drunk driver reportedly demanded an apology from the group and Matteo.
New York Film Fest: Weekend Highlighted by ‘Llewyn Davis’ Premiere, Star-Studded Charity Concert
It then resurfaced earlier this month at the Telluride Film Festival, where the Coens and executive music producer T-Bone Burnett — with whom they teamed on The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Ladykillers (2004) and now this film — received a special tribute. And, on Saturday evening, it arrived in Gotham, with almost all of the creative team responsible for it on hand to take a pre-screening bow: the Coens were joined by Burnett, associate produer/singer Marcus Mumford and stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky, among others. (Justin Timberlake was unable to attend as he is on tour in London.) At the end of the film, the tough New York audience offered it a strong round of applause. PHOTOS: New York Film Festival 2013: 13 Movies to Know But the major fireworks were saved for Sunday evening’s sold-out concert, a portion of the proceeds from which will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation. I’m told that the idea for it was initially raised by Burnett and the Coens — who previously put together a concert tour for O Brother — and that it was then quickly coordinated by the film’s super-producer Scott Rudin, CBS Films co-president Terry Press, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves and Showtime chairman and CEO Matt Blank. Regardless, it’s hard to imagine that any other “pseudo-event” could have done a better job at raising awareness of and sparking excitement about the upcoming film than this event, which sold out the 1,500-seat Town Hall venue in less than 12 minutes. (Among those in attendance were Zooey Deschanel, Jesse Eisenberg, John Gallagher, Jr., Bennett Miller, D.A. Pennebaker, Paul Rudd and Edgar Wright.) The three-and-a-half hour event, which was essentially emceed by a wise-cracking Goodman, featured performances of original songs that are heard in the film and of other tunes from the early sixties that inspired them, performed in an order that reflected the evolution of the folk genre. It boasted an eclectic but first-rate lineup of musical talents, ranging from sixties music icon Joan Baez to seventies music icon Patti Smith to “Justin Timberlake’s understudy” Elvis Costello to numerous singing sensations of today, including Mumford, The Avett Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lake Street Drive, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Lake Street Drive, The Milk Carton Kids, Conor Oberst, Punch Brothers, The Secret Sisters, Dave Rawlings Machine, Willie Watson, Gillian Welch, Jack White. They were joined on-stage by the film’s own Isaac (humble but confident and capable), Mulligan (nervous despite singing well on-screen in Shame and Llewyn Davis), Driver (every bit as odd and amusing a performer off-screen as on) and Stark Sands.
(Photo: Andrew Burton, AP) SHARE 11 CONNECT 76 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE UNITED NATIONS (AP) A meeting of the Pakistani and Indian prime ministers in New York this weekend is a fresh chance for one leader to push for peace on the subcontinent and likely the last chance for the other. Three-time Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif and India’s Manmohan Singh are due to meet Sunday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. It is their first face-to-face since Sharif’s election victory in May. Singh will step down next year. Sharif calls the meeting a chance for a “new beginning,” and Singh on Saturday told the General Assembly that “I reciprocate his sentiments.” But Singh has tamped down expectations for the talks, which take place amid an upsurge in militant attacks in disputed Kashmir. Speaking Friday after a White House meeting with President Barack Obama, Singh said, “the epicenter of terror still remains focused in Pakistan.” In Saturday’s speech, Singh said India is committed to resolving all issues with Pakistan, but he again expressed his concerns about terror attacks and repeated his government’s view that Kashmir “is an integral part of India.” The need for peace between the South Asian nuclear rivals has rarely been greater. They have been at odds since Britain granted independence and carved up the subcontinent in 1947, but the impending U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, where India and Pakistan have competing interests, adds new uncertainty to a region increasingly threatened by Islamic militancy. “It’s timely for them to meet,” said Karl Inderfurth, a former top U.S. diplomat for South Asia and now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington.
New York City Marathon bans hydration backpacks, strollers in security measures prompted by Boston Marathon bombings
3 event with the backpacks. Related Stories New York Post sued for labeling two young men as Boston Marathon bombers This year’s New York City Marathon is going to be a drier run. Security prompted by the lethal Boston Marathon bombings led race officials to ban CamelBaks hydration backpacks filled with water or containers bigger than 1 liter. Some of the 48,000 runners expected after Hurricane Sandy washed out last years race were hardly in step with the crackdown. RELATED: HALF-MARATHONER ACCIDENTALLY WINS WHOLE MARATHON IN ONTARIO, CANADA Ive been training with my CamelBak all this time! runner Tami Mask wrote on Facebook in response to a rules notice posted Friday on the New York Road Runners Club page. Im screwed! Other banned items for the Nov. 3 event include strollers, vests with pockets and costumes covering the face or any nonformfitting, bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body. The changes were instituted immediately after the April terrorist attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 near the Boston finish line. RELATED: CELEBS JOIN PAMELA ANDERSON IN RUNNING NYC MARATHON Strollers and costumes ‘covering the face,’ like the one seen here, are also banned from the New York City Marathon. Runner Lisa McGarry, prepping for her 11th New York City Marathon, called hydration packs lifesavers for those who need water but dont want to lug bottles in their hands. I opened (the New York Road Runners) email to see that I can carry water or tea in anything but a vest or a pack, she said. I know this is just one race in one city. And I can adapt and deal … but I had just solved my issue and now I need to come up with another, new solution just for New York. Joanna Prisco, making her city marathon debut, shared McGarrys pain but she took the new rules in stride. It stinks for some of my friends who are used to training with a CamelBak, and not allowing strollers may inconvenience my sister if she chooses to bring my niece and nephew that day, she said. But we all have more than enough time to adjust. Runners can carry bottled water in their hands as long as it is under a liter or in fuel belts that can hold small bottles of water.