Felonies Charged In Sag Harbor, East Hampton

first_imgA traffic stop of a Napeague resident riding a 2011 Vespa led to his arrest by East Hampton Town police on a grand larceny charge. Patrick Fromm, 49, was riding the blue Vespa on Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton on the afternoon of May 15 when he allegedly drove through a stop sign, leading to his being pulled over. When the officer ran the plate number on the Vespa, he learned that it had been reported stolen from outside an Amagansett residence in early April. Apparently, the key was in the ignition of the Vespa when it was stolen. Besides the felony grand larceny charge, Fromm is now facing misdemeanor counts of aggravated unlicensed driving and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Police said they also found a small quantity of marijuana in Fromm’s backpack, leading to simple violation possession charge. Fromm was released with an appearance ticket, to be arraigned at a future date.East Hampton Town and Sag Harbor Village police each made one arrest over the weekend on driving while intoxicated charges. Both men arrested are facing felonies.Johannatan Merchan-Heras, 25, who lives in Sag Harbor, was found passed out in the driver’s seat of a 2007 Honda Civic — slumped over the center console, police said — a little after midnight Saturday. The Honda was in park with engine running on the side of Madison Street in the village. Failing sobriety tests, he was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters on Division Street, where a breath test allegedly showed Merchan-Heras had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Due to a prior DWI conviction following an arrest in East Hampton a little over a year ago, he faces felony DWI charges, along with unlicensed driving as a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of driving a vehicle that does not have an ignition interlock, required due to his prior conviction. He was arraigned Sunday morning via video conference and was released. Segundo Guailla-Timbe 47, of Hampton Bays, was driving a 2004 Volvo station wagon west on Cedar Street in East Hampton when he swerved off the road, striking a mailbox near Gould Street, East Hampton Town police said. An officer dispatched to the scene reported that Guailla-Timbe was still behind the steering wheel when he arrived, telling the officer he was driving home from work. Placed under arrest on a DWI charge, he was taken to police headquarters in Wainscott, where a breath test reportedly indicated Guailla-Timbe had .22 of one percent of alcohol in his blood, triggering an aggravated charge.While the DWI charges he is facing are at the misdemeanor level, the unlicensed driving charge police made is a felony, because back in 2001, Guailla-Timbe was arrested by Southampton Town police on a misdemeanor DWI charge. The resulting suspension and revocation of his license had never been resolved.He was arraigned via video conference the next morning and released.t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Iran’s gas exports rise 8 pct

first_imgIran has exported 8 percent more natural gas during last Iranian calendar year (ended March 20, 2015) compared to the preceding year, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company Hamidreza Araqi said.Araqi added that last year Iran exported one billion cubic meters more gas compared to a year before, NIGC’s statement reveals.He also noted that Iran’s gas exports exceeded the country’s gas imports by 2.5 billion cubic meters during the same period, showing a positive balance in Iran’s natural gas trade with neighboring countries.Trading gas is one of the important pillars of the 6th development plan (2011–2015) of the country and Iran is predicted to gain a toehold in the gas market in Europe besides Persian Gulf countries, added the official.[mappress mapid=”16439″]Image: NIGClast_img read more


first_img The appellant employer (R) appealed against a decision ([2008] EWHC 2420 (QB), (2009) 1 CMLR 17) that a length of service criterion as part of the redundancy selection process under a collective agreement between R and the respondent trade union was not unlawful under the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. There were two collective redundancy agreements in place between R and the union within R’s Derby group of factories. Both contained provisions for length of service as a selection criterion within the redundancy matrix. An employee received one point per year of continuous service. R brought a part 8 claim against the union for a determination by the court as to whether the inclusion of length of service within the selection matrix for redundancy was in breach of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. The judge held that R would have a defence to an age discrimination claim under regulation 3 on the basis that the collective redundancy agreements pursued a legitimate business aim. In any event, giving points for long service in the redundancy selection matrix conferred on the employee concerned a ‘benefit’ within the exception provided for in regulation 32. R submitted that: (1) it was a proper exercise of the court’s discretion to grant declaratory relief in the unusual circumstances of the present case where a party brought proceedings before the courts relating to matters involving statutory construction which had an impact on a collective agreement; (2) the judge had focused on the scope and definition of the legitimate aim, and had not considered the question of proportionality either properly or at all; the mere fact that the service-related criterion was enshrined within a collective agreement was not determinative; gaining points for length of service in a redundancy situation was not a ‘benefit’ within regulation 32. Held: (1) The court should entertain the appeal. It was being asked to construe a statutory instrument deriving from directive 2000/78. The interpretation of material emanating from parliament was both a matter of public importance, and one of the court’s proper functions. Although the proceedings were private as opposed to public law proceedings, and although there was no immediate lis between the parties, the point was not academic, and if not resolved by the court would lead to a dispute between R and the union, who did not agree on it, Kay v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (2008) UKHL 69, (2008) 1 WLR 2723 considered. The point was one of some importance, and was likely to affect a large number of people both employed by R and beyond. It would be unduly purist for the court to decline to adjudicate on a point which had been brought before it by means of a procedure which had been deemed by the parties and by the court below to be appropriate. If necessary, the case could be regarded as exceptional, Gawler v Raettig [2007] EWCA Civ 1560 considered. (2) The length of service criterion potentially involved indirect discrimination on grounds of age. For the purposes of the directive and regulations a length of service criterion could be a legitimate aim of redundancy selection terms, especially where it was part of a collective agreement. The judge did not in terms deal with proportionality but, viewed objectively, the inclusion of the length of service criterion was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. It was not necessary to reach a view on the interpretation of regulation 32. However, the court’s provisional view was that an award of points based on length of service constituted the award of a ‘benefit’ for the purposes of regulation 32. Appeal dismissed. Rolls-Royce plc v Unite (the union): CA (Civ Div) (Lady Justice Arden, Lords Justice Wall, Aikens): 14 May 2009 Civil procedure – Age discrimination – Collective agreements – Employee benefitscenter_img John Bowers QC, Simon Cheetham (instructed by Eversheds) for the appellants; Peter Edwards (instructed by Rowley Ashworth) for the respondents.last_img read more

Investment drive hits profits at Co-op Legal

first_imgOperating profits for Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) fell year-on-year by 63% during the first half of 2012, the organisation revealed today. In its half-year financial report, the Co-operative Group says its legal services arm made a profit of £700,000 as it spent heavily on recruitment and expansion. In a statement, CLS said the decrease in profit is ‘in line with expectation and reflects investment for future growth’. Legal services recorded sales of £17.1m, up 18.9% on the same period in 2011. During the first six months of 2011, operating profits year-on-year at CLS rose by 3%, with sales rising by 22%. In April, the Co-op became one of the first entities to be granted an alternative business structure licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The successful application prompted a recruitment drive that will lead to the creation of 3,000 new roles at CLS. The fall in profits and rise in sales of the legal division is repeated in the Co-op group’s overall financial performance. Operating profit fell year-on-year from £264m to £174m, with net borrowing also rising from £1.4bn to £1.516bn. Gross sales rose from £6.546bn to £6.559bn in the first six months of 2012. Profits went up by 19.3% in the pharmacy and funerals business, but profits in the banking and food divisions fell by 68% and 16% respectively. Peter Marks, chief executive of the Co-operative Group, said: ‘We have been able to continue to invest for the long-term development of all our businesses and to protect our customers even though we, like all businesses, have felt the impact of the tough headwinds of the unrelenting consumer downturn. ‘A year ago I warned that we were operating in the worst conditions that I have seen in more than 40 years in business. The results we are announcing today show the full impact of that with the profitability of our two biggest businesses affected.’last_img read more

Phosphate trial marks completion of North-South line

first_imgSAUDI ARABIA: Completion of the initial phase of the North-South Railway was announced by Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund Dr Ibrahim Al-Assaf on May 24.Trial operations on the 1 392 km ‘Mineral Route’ section of the NSR had begun the previous day, with a four-wagon train carrying 200 tonnes of phosphate concentrate from the Ma’aden mine at Al Jalamid to Ras Azzawr port on the Gulf coast. Once full operations get underway, 155 wagon trains will carry loads of 15 000 tonnes. The NSR is being developed by Saudi Railway Company, which is owned by the Ministry of Finance’s Public Investment Fund. A mixed traffic link from Ha’il to Riyadh and the Saudi Railways Organization network is scheduled to open by 2013, and a link to the border with Jordan at Al Haditha in 2014. The North-South Railway project was described in detail in the August 2009 issue of Railway Gazette International.last_img read more

World rolling stock market – February 2018

first_imgArgentina: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich has approved a directly awarded order for CRRC Qingdao Sifang to supply 200 EMU cars for the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires, with an estimated cost of US$316∙5m. These will replace life-expired Toshiba EMUs dating from 1983. Australia: TasRail has taken delivery of a Hegenscheidt ES 600 remote controlled battery-powered shunting machine, which will be used at its Burnie underfloor wheel lathe facility. Bombardier is to supply a further nine three-car VLocity DMUs to Victoria in 2019 for A$146m. Austria: Stern & Hafferl has purchased a Siemens Vectron DE loco to haul freight trains between Austria and Germany, and has ordered a Bombardier Traxx F140 AC Last Mile for delivery in August which will mainly be used to haul limestone from Salzkammergut. Canada: In the largest order placed by a Class I since 2014, CN announced on December 22 that it had ordered 200 GE Transportation locos for delivery from Fort Worth over three years. This includes a mix of Tier 4 compliant Evolution Series locos and earlier Tier 3 types using accumulated Tier 4 certification credits. All will be equipped with the GoLinc digital control platform, supporting the Trip Optimizer driver advisory system and Locotrol eXpanded Architecture for distributed power operation. China: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport has been awarded contracts to supply rolling stock for Phase 3 of Shenzhen metro Line 4 (1·15bn yuan), Phase 1 of Hangzhou metro Line 6 (1·09bn yuan) and the Hangzhou – Fuyang Inter-city Line (440m yuan). Chengdu Railway Corp has awarded a contract for the supply of traction equipment for 200 metro cars for the first phase of Chengdu metro Line 9. Optonix traction equipment will be supplied by Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co and Chengdu Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co, with support from Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co and Alstom’s Charleroi and Tarbes sites. Croatia: Open access freight company Transagent Špedicija is to deploy a former British Rail Class 92 multi-system locomotive previously used by DB Cargo Romania on intermodal services from the port of Rijeka to Hungary and Serbia. Europe: Samskip has taken delivery of 100 Tatravagónka Type T-3000 wagons which it is leasing from Nacco under a five-year deal. They are designed to transport Mega Huckepack trailers as well as all types of containers. On December 14 TX Logistik signed a firm order for 40 Bombardier Traxx MS3 locos for use on Italy – Germany services from mid-2019, with 15 years of maintenance. On December 21 Bombardier announced that Mercitalia Rail had signed a firm order for 40 Traxx DC3 locos to be delivered from Q4 2018 and maintained for 16 years. The orders were placed within a framework agreement for 125 locos which Mercitalia and its TX Logistik subsidiary announced on November 14. France: Bordeaux has placed a €30m order for a further 10 Alstom Citadis trams as an option on a 2011 framework. Germany: Bielefeld’s moBiel has ordered a further 24 Vamos LRVs from Heiterblick and Kiepe Electric for €90m. Iran: A memorandum of co-operation for the joint production of rolling stock was signed by RAI and the Russian Export Centre on December 18. This provides for Russian companies to invest €3bn in rolling stock financing and the formation of joint ventures. Israel: On December 31 ISR signed a €104m firm order for Bombardier to supply 43 Twindexx Vario double-deck intermediate coaches and 11 push-pull driving cars by August 2020. Intended to work with Traxx electric locos, these will not require diesel generators to feed the auxiliary systems and the driver’s desks will be identical to the locos. Jamaica: Aluminium company Alpart has awarded CRRC Qishuyan Co a contract to supply DF8B diesel locomotives in the first half of 2018. Philippines: On January 22 PNR signed a 485m pesos contract for PT Inka to supply two three-car DMUs for Manila – Alabang commuter services. Poland: Pesa was the lowest bidder at 382m złoty for a contract to supply eight five-car and five four-car EMUs to SKM Warszawa and maintain them for 15 years, with options for a further seven five-car units and one four-car. Koleje Mazowieckie signed a framework agreement for Stadler to supply up to 61 five-car and 10 two-car Flirt EMUs on January 17. The deal is worth up to 2·2bn złoty, with firm orders dependent on the receipt of EU funding. SKPL Cargo has bought an ex-NS DH2 DMU and two ex-DB Class 614 DMUs from GPW. The DMUs had been modernised for use by Koleje Śląskie, but then stored. PKP Cargo has awarded Knorr-Bremse subsidiary Icer Rail a contract to supply LL-type IB116* composite brake blocks in 2017-20 to enable 10 000 wagons to be adapted to meet future TSI requirements and reduce noise. PKP Intercity has selected Newag as preferred bidder to supply and maintain 20 electric 160 km/h locomotives, with options for up to 10 more. Tramwaje Śląskie has selected Modertrans to supply up to 15 low-floor trams. The base order covers eight unidirectional and two bidirectional single-section 13·5 m long trams. A framework for the supply of up to 50 trams was signed by MPK Kraków and a consortium of Solaris and Stadler on January 16. The base order for 35 trams is worth 314m złoty, with EU co-financing covering 125m złoty. Deliveries are scheduled for 2020. Russia: RZD has awarded LokoTech a 244bn rouble contract running to 2022 which covers the overhaul of 14 800 loco sections. This includes a 46·5bn rouble deal to replace the engines. TikhvinChemMash is to supply 112 Type 15-6913 molten sulphur tank wagons to GazpromTrans for 952m roubles. TikhvinSpetsMash is to supply high capacity timber wagons to Lokotrans (330), DV Real Trans Group (50); Sibirsky Krai (50); Arkhbum (55), Mondi Group (43) and VIK (20). The end walls are made from a single piece of steel sheet, with apertures for rapid inspection at customs points. Sole bidder Fobos-TS is to supply two Uraltransmash Type 71-407 trams to Novocherkassk for 32·6m roubles. Spain: FGC has awarded Stadler a €99∙5m contract to supply 15 four-car Class 115 EMUs to be deployed from 2019 on FGC’s 1 435 mm gauge Vallès network serving Sabadell and Terrassa north of Barcelona. Euskotren has awarded CAF a €14∙5m contract to supply three seven-section LRVs for Vitoria, and to extend from five to seven sections three of the 11 existing Series 500 LRVs. UK: Network Rail has awarded Siemens Rail Automation a contract worth up to £150m to design, test and obtain approval for installing Trainguard 200 ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 equipment on freight locomotives as the initial phase of ‘one of the world’s biggest ETCS retrofit programmes’, which would see the 750 vehicles operated by the UK’s six major freight operators equipped from 2022.last_img read more

UN: Somali refugees unwilling to leave Dadaab to return home

first_imgReady to leave Dadaab from home Related Refugees in Dadaab at a football match.PHOTO/Dinah MatengoThe United Nations says fewer and fewer refugees show interest in leaving the Dadaab refugee camps in Northern Kenya and returning home to Somalia.Some of the refugees say they are concerned about violence, drought and a lack of services in their homeland.As of July, a total of 84,393 Somalis from both Dadaab and Kakuma camps had taken part in the UN’s voluntary return programme since its inception five years ago.In June, CGTN visited Dadaab  to get a look at life inside the complex and to find out what residents plan to do once Kenya makes true its threat to close the camp.Ibrahim Ahmed, a businessman in Hagadera said: “If the camps are closed and there are no solutions in Somalia that will result in a lot of problems. We could have suggested that we be relocated or give us money for resettlement it could be better. The reason we are here is to save our lives and you can see what is happening in Somalia…there’s no safe area.”The total population of the nearly 30-year-old Dadaab refugee complex, have grown up and raised families in this area and for them leaving a place they call home is not tenable.Khatred Ali at her homestead in Dadaab.PHOTO/Dinah MatengoKhatred Ali is part of this first generation of refugees and has similarly expressed concerns leaving.‘’Imagine bringing up a large family in this refugee situation. How do you take back children who have known nowhere else but a refugee camp and were educated here? Even for us adults, it’s close to 30 years since we were last in Somalia. We don’t know where to return to,” she tells us.The Dadaab head count stood at 210,472 at the end of June. That represents a decline of only 84 persons over the past three months.Since the beginning of 2019, 1,395 have been assisted to return to Somalia.Nearly 3,300 Somalis who agreed to go home this year have come back to Dadaab in recent months and are awaiting processing in the camps. They are among a total of 15,302 “undocumented persons” who are living in Dadaab but are apparently not included in the UN agency’s overall count of residents in the camps.Meanwhile, many are waiting to see whether the government will actualize its August 2019 threat to shut down the camp.  The refugees say they won’t leave unless forced to. And the Kenyan government has pledged to respect the rights of refugees, including safeguards against involuntary repatriation.Here’s a link to the video we filmed in June on repatriation; 70,000 Somali refugees willing to return home from Kenya’s Dadaab Burundi government wants refugees to return homelast_img read more

Bell, Ward help UWF to 3-0 win at Valdosta State

first_imgNext Game: Preview Live Stats West Georgia 10/31/2015 – 1 p.m. CT Watch Live Full Schedule Roster October 28, 2015 BOX SCORE VALDOSTA, Ga. – The University of West Florida women’s soccer team defeated Valdosta State 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon. UWF improves to 12-4 on the season with an 8-3 record in the Gulf South Conference. West Florida and VSU finished the first half in a scoreless tie, and UWF held an advantage in shots and shots on goal. The Argos took eight total shots to Valdosta’s four and put four of those shots on target. Daryl Bell (Sarasota, Fla./Southeast HS) recorded three shots on goal in the first 45 minutes for West Florida, while Emily Vogler (Lynn Haven, Fla./Mosley HS) added one of her own. Bell picked up her 11th goal of the season in the 55th minute after the VSU keeper saved an Amber Pennybaker (Indianapolis, Ind./Tampa) shot inside the six-yard box. Kaley Ward (Saint Cloud, Fla./Tampa) added an insurance goal to seal the UWF win in the 80th minute, and it was her ninth of the year. Bell headed her second goal of the game and her 12th of the year to give UWF a 3-0 lead in the 90th minute. Earlier in the day, UWF jumped to fourth in the latest South Region rankings. The third and fourth seeds for each region in the NCAA Tournament will host a first-round game against the fifth- and sixth-seeded teams, respectively. UWF will host West Georgia for Senior Day and the Breast Cancer Awareness Game on Saturday, October 31. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

No.15 UWF Volleyball on a Four Game Winning Streak

first_img Share No.15 UWF Volleyball on a Four Game Winning Streak Argonauts stay at No.15 in latest rankings Both matches this weekend will feature live video and live stats, which can be found at GoArgos.com. LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a 2-0 week, the University of West Florida volleyball team has maintained No. 15 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released on Monday. The Argonauts took wins over West Georgia, and Valdosta State. The Argos are now on a four game winning streak heading into this week’s matches against the first and the last place team in conference.Last week, the Argos went 3-0 against West Georgia racking up a total of 46 kills on 85 attacks with 11 errors hitting a .412 as a team. The defense had 39 digs and a total of six blocks for the match. Against Valdosta State, UWF played well across the board with 45 digs and eight blocks on the defensive end and as a team hit a .322 with 51 kills on 115 attacks and 14 errors.This week on Thursday, UWF will be hosting Montevallo who is currently undefeated 5-0 in conference play and is 14-1 on the season. UWF has not lost to Montevallo since 2003 where UM won 3-0. Thursday’s match starts at 7:00 pm and is also Blackout Night.On Saturday the Argos host Auburn Montgomery at 1:00 pm, who is 0-5 in conference and 8-7 on the season. Following the match will be a UWF autograph booth, meet and greet area, and a volleyball mini clinic. To RSVP for the clinic or for more information regarding the specifics, please email Andrew Barber at abarber@uwf.edu . #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Will The Cleveland Indians Have Better Results Than Last Year?

first_img Related Topics Last season, the Cleveland Indians lacked depth in their outfield, resulting in them falling to 22nd place in the league for the year. Thankfully, there have been several changes in Cleveland’s squad since then. Cleveland needs to improve their offensive game to defeat the Astros, Red Sox, and the Yankees. Players can earn a bonus at Resorts casino if the Indians improves their performance. Here are five reasons why the Indians are likely to improve their results this year.1. A Strong DefenseIn the last season, Martin got a severe infection after playing six games. He is expected to return in 2019. Martin is a superb defender who has put up over 21 outs over the past three years. He has hit .234/.278/.334 against lefties. Cleveland has other defenders such as Allen, Luplow and Naquin. There are five fourth outfield players in Cleveland. The team can improve their defense by signing two additional outfielders.2. Clint FrazierThere are particular issues which have made Clint’s future uncertain. The Yankees might sign in a starting pitcher from the Tribe. Clint might be traded between the Yankees and the Tribe. However, he needs a friendly environment to advance his basketball career.3. Talented Free AgentsCleveland has a wide selection of talented free agents to sign. McCutchen is an MVP-quality player who turned 32 this year. He took 640 appearances every full year in his career. McCutchen is a skilled righty hitter. Cleveland Indians intends to sign him for two or three years. A.J. Pollock might join Cleveland Indians. He averaged .257/.316/.484 in 21 homers. The team could relocate Luplow and Martin to the left field and position Pollock in the center. It might earn punters a bonus.4. A Power-Hitting BrewerDomingo Santana started his career at Milwaukee where he averaged .278/.371/.505 and slammed 30 homers. He spent most of his last season at Minors. Domingo might be a league-average bat at the age of 26. Cleveland can sign him at a reasonable fee.5. Dodger PlayersAlex Verdugo and Joc Pederson are lefties. Pederson has been a good batter with 25 homers and a .238/.321/.522 hit. Verdugo debuted in the Major League in 2017. He hit .329/.391/.472 last year. However, he only made 111 plate appearances since Cleveland Indians had a congested outfield.Terry Francona has been the manager for Cleveland Indians for six seasons. In the last season, the team played their home matches at Progressive Field, Ohio. They lost the American League Central title to Houston Astros in the last American League Division Series. However, players can earn a bonus if the team signs new players to improve their attack and defense. Sujeetlast_img read more