Stony Hill Road Rollover Leads To DWI Charge

first_imgA rollover accident on Stony Hill Road in Amagansett the evening of Friday, July 12, resulted in the arrest of the driver on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge.According to his statement to police, Michael Gabriel Pina-Barros, 20, had just left a job worksite on Laurel Hill Lane when he turned the 2001 Honda he was driving onto Stony Hill Road. As he approached Accabonac Road, Pina-Barros told police he swerved to avoid a pothole, then swerved again to avoid hitting a tree. At this point, the vehicle went up an embankment and flipped over, ending up in the middle of Stony Hill Road.The East Hampton man did not report any injuries, police said. Allegedly failing sobriety tests, he was placed under arrest, and taken to headquarters, where he refused to take a breath test, the police reported. Besides the DWI charge, he also was charged with unlicensed driving, and was arraigned the morning of July 13.East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana told Pina-Barros that his license was suspended for the next year, pending a hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles, for allegedly refusing the breath test. She released him without bail.Jose Rodezno, 52, of Riverhead was charged with misdemeanor aggravated DWI after being pulled over by East Hampton Town police a little before 7:30 in the morning, July 8. Police said he was behind the wheel of a 2002 Infiniti on Cedar Street near Hands Creek Road, moving at 54 miles per hour, where the speed limit is 30. The arresting officer said that Rodezno had an open 24-ounce can of beer in the car.He took a breath test at headquarters, police said, with a .18 of one percent reading, high enough to trigger the raised aggravated charge.Rafael Enrique Alvarez, 25, who splits the year living and working seasonally between Miami and Montauk, was pulled over on Industrial Road in Montauk a little after midnight July 11 for allegedly failing to turn on his headlights. Failing sobriety tests, he too was charged with misdemeanor DWI. He also was released the next day without bail. Jonathan Barros-Guevara, 25, of Springs was arrested Sunday morning, July 14, after being pulled over on Springs Fireplace Road. His arrest happened too late for him to be arraigned that morning, so he was held until the following day, when he was released without Sharelast_img read more

Jim McCarthy named VP of Airgas Safety and Compliance

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IEA calls for action to scale up hydrogen

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PetroChina rethinking its LNG strategy

first_imgPetroChina was forced to think over its strategy of producing LNG as transport fuel to over 80,000 LNG vehicles on China’s roads, as its unit, Kunlun Energy shut down two major plants in the past month.According to sources, Kunlun’s utilization of its plants has fallen bellow 50% as China’s economy slowed down and feed gas prices were pushed up, reports Reuters.Kunlun Energy has spent billions on several LNG plants and over 600 fueling stations and is now testing a new 600,000 tpy facility in Tai’an, that is according to sources, doomed to incur losses as soon as it starts operation.PetroChina has stopped the expansion of its onshore LNG business to look into the existing facilities’ economics. LNG World News Staff, August 18, 2014; Image: PetroChinalast_img

DOCi aims to reach young film-makers

first_img Emerging film-makers, Azola Ntsukanazo, Wesley Francis, and Eeman Singlee, with prominent filmmaker Nadine Cloete. The latter moderated the screenings. Emerging film-makers, Azola Ntsukanazo, Wesley Francis, and Eeman Singlee, with prominent filmmaker Nadine Cloete. The latter moderated the screenings. Three emerging film-makers who produced stories about issues faced by women and girls, had their documentaries screened at the Labia Theatre in commemoration of Human Rights month and International Women’s Day (which was on Friday March 8).Azola Ntsukanazo, from Atlantis, Wesley Francis, from Hazendal, and Eeman Singlee, from Vanguard Estate, completed an intense 10-week film-making course through the Documentary Institute of South Africa, Emerging Filmmakers Programme (DOCi).The aim of this programme, is to reach young film-makers, especially people of colour, who have no access to the fee-paying film schools within the South African private tertiary education sphere.DOCi is supported by the American Consulate and the DOCi Emerging Film-makers course is run at the American Corner in the Central Library.The screenings, on Tuesday March 19 were moderated by prominent film-maker Nadine Cloete.Azola’s documentary, Mixed Blessings, looks at the “blessing” phenomenon in South Africa. It deals with the lives of young women who receive money from men in exchange for sex. Azola, herself, knows this lifestyle all too well, as she bravely reveals in the documentary, that she too, was a blessee.“Some people look at me differently now that they know my past, and others have shown so much support for my decision to speak about it,” she said.She’s always wanted to act, and the thought of becoming a film-maker did not cross her minduntil someone told her about DOCi. Now that the film-making bug has bit her, the 25-year-old hopes to study film, and eventually produce and direct a feature film.Wesley’s documentary, About Bloody Time, deals with the challenges girls whose families cannot afford menstrual pads.He believes more men should use their “privileged voices” to help women bring these issues to light.“All women’s stories tie together. As a society, we ignore what women go through. It is a sad fact that women are not given the respect and dignity they deserve. Women’s health is not spoken about enough – especially by men. It’s strange that men can father daughters, but be so disconnected from their issues,” Wesley said.Nantes to Nantes by Eeman, tells the inspiring story of Caroline Peters, the founder of the Nantes Athletics Club in Bridgetown. Ms Peters was gang-raped in the Nantes Park as a teenager, and many years later, during her healing, she reclaimed the space and started the running club.“I have a passion for film and photography. My aim is not just to tell the negative stories of the Cape Flats, but to highlight all the good stories happening in our community as well. I am also hoping to inspire more young people from my community to become film-makers,” she said.Eeman is currently completing her NQF5 in film-making and hopes to complete a degree in it. Part of her future plans also involve owning a production company. 1 of 2center_img Seen at the screenings of three short documentaries dealing with womens and girls issues, are, from left, Wesley Francis, film-maker Nadine Cloete; Josh PJ Hall, from DOCi; Eeman Singlee; Monde Kawana, from DOCi; Azola Ntsukanazo; the American Consulates deputy public affairs officer, Mignon Cardentey, and Michael Murphey, from DOCi.last_img read more

Orlando nightclub gunman’s wife faces charges tied to attack

first_imgOrlando nightclub gunman’s wife faces charges tied to attack Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen faces a court hearing in California after being arrested there in connection with his Florida shooting rampage that left 49 people dead.Noor Salman, 30, is scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday morning in Oakland, following her arrest a day earlier on Florida charges that authorities said include obstruction of justice and providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. They gave no further details on her alleged role or what specific actions led to the charges.Salman is from the San Francisco Bay Area and in the aftermath of the Orlando attack that also left her husband dead she returned here with their son, whose name she has since sought to change.She had been repeatedly questioned by FBI investigators over whether she had any knowledge of her husband’s plans.Her attorney Linda Moreno said after her arrest that she “had no foreknowledge nor could she predict what Omar Mateen intended to do that tragic night.”Salman knew her husband had watched jihadist videos but was “unaware of everything” regarding his intent to shoot up the club, Salman said in a New York Times interview published in November.Salman also said he had physically abused her, which her attorney reiterated Monday.“Noor has told her story of abuse at his hands,” Moreno said. “We believe it is misguided and wrong to prosecute her and that it dishonors the memories of the victims to punish an innocent person.”The San Francisco office of the FBI said Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in Rodeo, which is the small Bay Area community where she grew up and where her family lives. Jail records, however, say she was arrested about 30 miles away in Dublin. The reason for the discrepancy wasn’t clear.U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a Monday interview with MSNBC that “from the beginning, we were going to look at every aspect of this, of every aspect of this shooter’s life to determine not just why did he take these actions – but who else knew about them? Was anyone else involved?”Salman met Mateen online and the two married in 2011.They lived in Fort Pierce, Florida, at the time of the shooting.Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a 911 call during the three-hour standoff that ended in his death. Forty nine patrons were killed and another 53 were hospitalized.“Nothing can erase the pain we all feel about the senseless and brutal murders of 49 of our neighbors, friends, family members and loved ones,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Monday. “But today, there is some relief in knowing that someone will be held accountable for that horrific crime.” Related Articles:50 slain in Orlando nightclub, worst mass shooting in US historyWife of Orlando massacre shooter arrested by FBI Author: AP Published: January 17, 2017 8:03 AM EST last_img read more

Leave anti-money laundering guidance to us – Law Society

first_imgThe professions should ‘own’ anti-money laundering guidance as they best understand the fight against organised crime, the Law Society said today.Responding to HM Treasury’s call for information on the action plan for anti-money laundering, Chancery Lane said it ‘firmly believes’ the responsibility for drafting AML guidance should remain with professional bodies.These organisations, the Society said, have ‘unique sector-specific knowledge and expertise’ regarding the nature of their professions, and the risks and vulnerabilities of the transactions they are involved in.‘It would be difficult, if not impossible, for a government body or stand-alone supervisor to match the depth of this institutional understanding,’ added the response.The Society said it is important to maintain the principle of providing legal safe harbour to businesses that follow its advice, and urged the Treasury to retain its position of approving profession-drafted rules guidance.Furthermore, it insisted there is no evidence to suggest a separation of representative and supervisory roles is required.‘The determination by some to shift the perception of the role played by the professions in the AML regime from that of “gatekeepers” to “professional enablers” is regrettable,’ it added.‘Despite facing arguably the strictest AML regime in the world and facing criminal penalties for completely unwitting involvement in money laundering, the assistance and intelligence which our members provide are rarely acknowledged.’The National Risk Assessment, published last October, highlighted weaknesses in the UK’s regime for combating AML and the financing of terrorism. Introducing its consultation, which closed last week, the Treasury said one of the weaknesses identified was inconsistency in supervision.In its own response, the Solicitors Regulation Authority reiterated its call for full separation from Chancery Lane, arguing that this is necessary to maintain public confidence. In a separate response to proposals from the Treasury and Home Office to remove the protection from prosecution offered by consent, the Society issues a stark warning. ‘The defence afforded to those given consent was designed to counteract the far-reaching impact of the legislation,’ it says. ‘The “all crimes approach” and the low threshold of “suspicion” – unique among AML regimes in the world – necessitates protection for reporters. The protection offered by the consent regime works to offer balance and to avoid over-criminalisation.’The response adds: ‘If the consent regime and the protection afforded are removed without fundamental reform of the primary money-laundering offences themselves, it would criminalise vast swathes of ordinary business activity.’last_img read more

Firm’s £10m fund ‘resets the bargaining position’ with defendants

first_imgNational firm Royds Withy King has announced a partnership with a litigation funder worth £10m.  The firm will link up with Affiniti Finance to offer clients another avenue to pursue litigation claims to trial where the costs are seemingly prohibitively expensive. The partnership is the latest example of a firm extending its commitment to third party funding by signing up to a specific financier. The firm says funding under the facility will spread the risk for clients and is provided on a ‘non-recourse’ basis, meaning if the claim fails there is no comeback. Funding has been tailored to support a variety of practice areas in the UK and abroad, including arbitration. The terms of the arrangement have not been disclosed.Jamie Lester, dispute resolution partner at Royds Withy King’s City office, said: ‘The facility is designed to provide clients with a tool to hedge risk, eliminate budget constraints and monetise pending claims to free up capital for other business needs.  ‘It also resets the bargaining position against deep pocket defendants. The facility can also be accessed within a matter of days rather than the customary lead time of two-three months.’ Affiniti Finance was founded in 2014 and provides funding mainly for financial mis-selling and civil litigation, personal injury and clinical negligence, commercial funding and group or class actions. The funder last year entered a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement with commercial firm Edwin Coe to finance a group action challenge over alleged anti-competitive conduct by European truck manufacturers.last_img read more

Travis Denning – Beer’s Better Cold EP review

first_imgCredit: SpinefarmAmerican Country singer-songwriter Travis Denning has made a couple of trips to the UK so far, his most recent as part of the Introducing Nashville tour in October alongside Rachel Wammack, Walker Hayes and Danielle Bradbery. To date Travis has officially released three singles – Ready for Tonight, David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs and After a Few – along with a handful of tracks. Now he’s gearing up for the release of his debut EP, Beer’s Better Cold.The 6-song EP includes three songs that have already been released – After a Few, ABBY and Tank of Gas and a Radio Song – and three new ones. Opening with Where That Beer’s Been, a song whose intro sounds a lot like Blondie’s One Way or Another, Travis showcases his tendency to combine Country sensibilities with rock rhythms. It’s a sound that works for him and it suits his gravelly voice really well. The upbeat track makes you long for a nice summer day in a beer garden and it’s sure to soundtrack a fair share of BBQs while we’re all stuck at home.The three already released tracks follow. The stirring After a Few, Travis’ breakthrough hit in the US, features a driving beat with shimmering guitars while the quirky ABBY turns out to be a breakout anthem that packs a real sting as Travis dumps a girl and tells her he’d rather be with ‘anybody but you’. Ouch! Tank of Gas and a Radio Song is a breezy mid-tempo number that is geared towards radio play and it’s one of the songs you’ll find yourself returning to from this collection.Title track Beer’s Better Cold is a list song where Travis reels off things he considers to be facts before revealing that a girlfriend isn’t coming back. It’s a staple of the Country genre so it’s not new territory lyrically but it’s a solid song. The EP comes to a close with Sittin’ By a Fire, the gentlest track on the collection. It’s nice to hear Travis’ voice away from heavier production and for me, it’s one of the strongest songs on here.Beer’s Better Cold is a solid EP from an artist who is rightly creating plenty of buzz. It stays away from the pop-dominated Country that’s making up much of the charts right now and it’s sure to please fans of traditional Country and those who like their Country with a little bit of a rock edge. Travis is an artist to keep an eye on and I wouldn’t be surprised if the next 12 months are breakout ones for him.Track listing: 1. Where That Beer’s Been 2. After a Few 3. ABBY 4. Tank of Gas and a Radio Song 5. Beer’s Better Cold 6. Sittin’ By A Fire Record label: Spinefarm Release date: 15th May 2020last_img read more

Kessie on the spot to seal Ivory Coast win over Niger

first_imgIvory Coast’s forward Wilfried Zaha (3rd-R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Mali at the Suez Stadium in the north-eastern Egyptian city on July 8, 2019. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images) Ivory Coast’s forward Maxwel Cornet celebrates his goal with teammates during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group D football match between Namibia and Ivory Coast  (Photo  credit KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie scored a second-half penalty as Ivory Coast laboured to a 1-0 victory over Niger in their opening 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group K qualifier in Abidjan on Saturday.It was the second spot-kick of the game for the home side, after Max Gradel missed a first-half chance from 12 yards having argued furiously with Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe over who would take the kick.Pepe won the first penalty when he was felled in the box and wanted to take it, but had the ball snatched from him by Gradel, who then saw his effort saved by Niger goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda.Kessie was able to spare Gradel’s blushes though when the Ivorians were given a second chance from the spot after Kessie’s cross was handled in the box.This time the kick was stroked confidently into the bottom corner as Kessie netted his first international goal. 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast killed by heavy rains Related Herve Renard quits as Ivory Coast coach Ivory Coast’s cassava production dropslast_img read more