PA man indicted for crash that killed officer

first_img A Jefferson County grand jury handed down the indictments for intoxication manslaughter-cause death of peace officer and intoxication assault of a peace officer earlier this week.An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case. Police contend Torres, of Port Arthur, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 69 and caused the collision. Hospital results showed his blood alcohol content to be 296 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).Additionally, the warrant states information about his activities leading to the collision were found on several different media platforms and he reportedly admitted to consuming alcohol.The fatal creasg led the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to launch investigations into two locations Torres may have obtained alcohol. Luis Fernando Torres has been indicted in the fatal drunk driving crash that killed a Beaumont police officer and injured another officer.Torres, 18, reportedly struck a Beaumont Police Department patrol unit head-on Aug. 9, killing the passenger, 23-year-old Officer Sheena Yarbrough, and injuring the driver, 28-year-old Officer Gabriel Fells, following a night of heavy drinking.Yarbrough was pronounced deceased at the scene and Fells was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital with serious bodily injury, according to the affidavit for arrest.last_img read more

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany to Make New York Stage Debut in Mary Page Marlowe

first_img Mary Page Marlowe Tatiana Maslany(Photo: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images) Star Files Tatiana Maslany Related Showscenter_img Emmy-winning star Tatiana Maslany will make her first off-Broadway appearance in the New York premiere of Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe, set to begin previews on June 19 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre. Lila Neugebauer will direct the production, which will officially open on July 12.Tatiana Maslany won acclaim for her turn in the sci-fi series Orphan Black, which earned her the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her other credits include Stronger, Two Lovers and a Bear, Kim Nguyen and The Other Half.Mary Page Marlowe focuses on a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. Additional casting for the off-Broadway production will be announced at a later date. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 19, 2018last_img read more

Environmental & Land Use Section sponsors student run conference

first_img May 1, 2008 Regular News E nvironmental & Land Use Section sponsors student run conference“Reducing Florida’s Footprint: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge,” was the theme of the recent 14th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.The student-run conference is sponsored by The Florida Bar’s Environmental and Land Use Law Section and is the major annual project of the section’s Public Interest Committee. It also provided the setting for a section affiliate mixer, where Shannon Estenoz, a Gov. Charlie Crist appointee to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, spoke about the future of water supply decisionmaking in Florida.The Public Interest Committee also announcement the recipients of the Florida Environmental Public Interest summer fellowship, designed to encourage law students to study and pursue careers in public interest environmental law. The FEPI fellowship consists of a $4,000 summer stipend for an eight- to 10-week summer internship involving work on legal matters for a nonprofit public interest organization or private law practice working in the field of public interest environmental or land use law. The fellowship program is in a pilot phase to evaluate its potential for filling a need for homegrown public interest attorneys within the state. The inaugural stipend was awarded to Neil Paradise, a second-year student at Florida State, who will serve with Earthjustice’s Tallahassee office.The committee also presented its Citizen Award to Ray E. Ashton, Jr., of Newberry, who is president of the Ashton Biodiversity Research & Preservation Institute, Inc., and a founder of The Gopher Tortoise Conservation Initiative, for his contribution in advocating for state uplisting of the gopher tortoise to “threatened” and shifting the focus of the species’ management on lands in development from incidental take to relocation. The Attorney Award went to Timothy Keyser of Keyser & Woodward in Interlachen for his work with the Putnam County Environmental Coalition and the Putnam Land Conservancy. Environmental & Land Use Section sponsors student run conferencelast_img read more

Engaging undergrads with Wikipedia

first_imgScientific American:Longtime science blog readers will certainly remember the popular cognitive psychology blog Cognitive Daily, written by Greta and Dave Munger, that had a fantastic five-year run at Scienceblogs. While Dave is still involved in the science blogging community through projects like Research Blogging and Science Seeker, and of course writing his own blogs, Greta has been pushing forward with online science communication in a slightly different way: working with her undergraduate psychology students at Davidson College in updating and improving psychology-related entries on Wikipedia.Greta’s project is part of a larger effort spearheaded by the Association for Psychological Science, called the APS Wikipedia Initiative.Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

United Church Mexico Mission Fundraiser March 7

first_imgUNITED CHURCH News:The annual Mexico Mission Fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.Register to attend a FREE Donor’s Dinner by contacting the Church Office at 505.662.2971. Reservations must be made by Feb. 28 to reserve a seat.Homes will be built in Mexico during spring break. Donations are always welcome, even if unable to attend.last_img

Kiwanis Aluminum Collection At Sullivan Field May 16!

first_imgKiwanians ‘demonstrating social distances’ during an aluminum collection in March at Sullivan Field, from left, Pat Soran, John Arrowsmith, Rick Reiss, Bob Carlos and Don Casperson. Photo by Morrie PongratzKIWANIS News:The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will hold its regular bi-monthly aluminum collection 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 16 at Sullivan Field.Participants can remain in their car; Kiwanians will remove the aluminum. The Kiwanis Club does pay for aluminum but also happily accepts donations for its youth activities and scholarships.“If you make your aluminum a donation, you will have no human contact with us! Swing by our tent and help make Los Alamos a better place through your donations or sale of aluminum to Kiwanis.” –Kiwanislast_img

SH Animal Shelter’s Unconditional Love

first_imgThe Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation hosted its 10th annual Unconditional Love dinner dance on Saturday, July 20, in Southampton. The event chair was Jean Shafiroff and the honoree, Aimee Sadler, founder and CEO of Dogs Playing for Life. The event’s host committee included Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Missy Hargraves, Sharon Kerr, and Randi Schatz. The junior chair was Kate McEntee, and junior co-chairs included Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, and Merritt Piro. Sharelast_img

Statoil Releases New Energy Perspectives Report

first_imgAnnual Energy Perspectives report outlining the analysis of macroeconomic and energy market developments toward 2040 has been published by Statoil.The report analyses three different scenarios for the development from 2011 to 2040, to illustrate the major uncertainties in modelling long-term developments:The Reference scenario, where already decided energy and climate policies, as well as ambitions and targets, and our forecasts on likely developments in policy measures are the starting point for the modelling;The Low Carbon scenario, where more comprehensive energy and climate policies are applied to incentivize a more rapid increase in energy efficiency, green growth and technology development;The Policy Paralysis scenario, where protectionism and geopolitical rivalry lead to lower growth, a less green energy mix and lower energy efficiency.The analysis confirms the results presented by the IEA; that within a sustainable energy system, there is still a strong need for oil and gas in the energy mix over the coming decades.Natural gas demand grows in all scenarios Due to its availability, flexibility and environmentally friendly characteristics compared to coal, natural gas is likely to become an increasingly important fuel in the decades to come. In the Reference scenario natural gas demand is forecast to grow faster than total energy demand, by 1.4% per year on average until 2040. In the Low Carbon scenario, the gas share of total primary energy demand grows from 21% to 24%. In the Policy Paralysis scenario the global market share for natural gas is relatively stable. The supply potential of shale gas continues to surprise, both in terms of volumes and marginal costs. Environmental policies are expected to help improving the competitiveness of gas. [mappress]LNG World News Staff, June 13, 2014; Image: Statoillast_img read more

dship partners with ISLA

first_img“With ISLA’s local presence through a vast network of representative offices and its experience in the Italian market, we are looking forward to growing together in the future,” said Lars Feller, global vice president of dship Carriers.dship Carriers expects the partnership to support the company’s growth in the Italian market, while providing customers with high-quality ocean transportation services. www.islaship.comdship-carriers.comlast_img

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

first_img Published: April 15, 2017 2:52 PM EDT SHARE (CNN) On Saturday, protesters descended on Capitol Hill and cities across the U.S. to demand that Trump make his most recent tax returns public. It’s something every president and presidential nominee has done for the past 40 years.The organizers of Saturday’s marches say more than 180 events are planned across 48 states and the District of Columbia.By Saturday afternoon, images of crowds in cities including D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and New York began cropping up on social media.Trump has said that Americans “don’t care at all” about his tax returns, but polls show 74% of Americans say he should release them. Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, have also called on him to make them public. And a petition demanding that Trump release his returns has garnered more than 1 million signatures.Still, the White House has not indicated Trump has any intentions of releasing his returns. So Trump critics are prepared to make some noise.“We march to demand that the president release his returns, as he has repeatedly promised, but failed, to do,” the Tax March website reads. “We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have.”Much like the “Pussyhats” symbolized by the Women’s March in January, the hallmark of this protest are giant inflatable chickens.On Saturday morning, chickens could be spotted on the steps of the Capitol building and outside the Trump Hotel. Thirty-foot inflatable chickens will also go up at the marches in New York City and San Francisco, according to Kevin Donohoe, a Tax March organizer.The inflatable chickens were designed in Hong Kong to celebrate the Year of the Rooster, and they were purposely made to resemble Trump this year. Organizers for Tax March San Francisco discovered the chicken and re-dubbed it “Chicken Don” to poke fun at the President for being too afraid to release his tax returns. Since then it’s spread across the country with dozens of marches purchasing chickens, Donohoe said. Author: CNN, AP center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns last_img read more