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  • Five children removed from family home after allegedly being locked in cages

    first_imgLee County Sheriff’s Office(SMITHS STATION, Ala.) — Five children have been removed from their home after it was discovered that their mother and grandparents had allegedly kept them locked in cages for an undetermined amount of time.Alabama authorities were first alerted to a possible child abuse situation on Jan. 13 in Smiths Station, a city of about 20,000 people located in eastern Alabama’s Lee County.According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, investigators conducted a welfare check at the home and made contact with four children aged 3, 4, 10, and 11 years old. Investigators also discovered two cages made of wood with hasps and locks on them.“[The] investigation revealed evidence that the children had been locked in the cages on multiple occasions,” said the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in a statement on social media.A fifth child who is 8 months old was also discovered to live at the home but was not present at the time of the police investigation.As a result of the investigation, all five of the children were removed from the home and the mother along with two of the children’s grandparents were arrested.Kylla Michelle Mann, 30, was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment. She is being held on a $122,000 bond.Pamela Deloris Bond, 66, was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of tampering with evidence. She is being held on a $123,000 bond.James H. Bond, 69, was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment. He is being held on a $122,000 bond.Anybody with any further information or evidence is being asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Browne, Taider score in Impact’s victory over Real Salt Lake

    first_img Tags: MLS/Montreal Impact/Omar Browne/Real Salt Lake/Saphir Taider Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMONTREAL (AP) — Omar Browne and Saphir Taider scored in the Montreal Impact’s 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.Evan Bush made three saves to help the Impact (7-6-3) end win for the first time in four games.Sam Johnson scored a late goal for Real Salt Lake (6-7-1). The Utah club had won three straight.Browne opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time for Montreal’s first goal at Saputo Stadium in 232 minutes. Taider made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 68th minute after former Impact defender Donny Toia knocked down Sagna in the 18-yard-box.Johnson scored in the 84th minute. May 29, 2019 /Sports News – Local Browne, Taider score in Impact’s victory over Real Salt Lake Associated Presslast_img read more

  • Jersey Oil and Gas provides business update amid Covid-19 outbreak

    first_img Jersey Oil and Gas provides business update amid Covid-19 outbreak. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Jersey Oil & Gas (AIM:JOG), an independent upstream oil and gas company ‎focused on the UK Continental Shelf (“UKCS”) region of the North Sea,  provides an update on its current business, in light of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus and its effect on the global market.As the world implements measures to tackle the ongoing outbreak, we acknowledge there is growing uncertainty around economic growth and underlying business conditions.Jersey Oil and Gas remains fully funded to deliver the concept select work we are progressing on our Greater Buchan Area (“GBA”) development. We benefit from having no debt and on current plans the company has sufficient working capital through to the end of 2021, prior to any proceeds from our planned sale of a part interest in our GBA project, the process for which is expected to be launched later this year.  Cost control continues to be monitored closely by our Board.  Our year end 2019 unaudited cash position was £12.3m.  JOG’s core GBA asset base is estimated to hold more than 140 million barrels of oil equivalent (“mmboe”) of discovered and recoverable oil volumes and more than 230 mmboe of exploration upside net to JOG.  With further area collaboration across the wider GBA, there is a potential to produce more than 200 mmboe of discovered oil and gas resources.Therefore, while it would be inappropriate to describe the situation as ‘business as usual’, we continue to  work  on  the various  workstreams  required to achieve  our  stated  goals and create long term shareholder value,  including  advancing concept select for the GBA development which remains on track for delivery this summer.  Given the nature of our current workstreams these can mostly be completed remotely by our team and contractors and therefore we have set up business continuity measures to enable our team to work from home to  ensure that the safety of those in our employ remains a top priority. Source: Company Press Release As the world implements measures to tackle the ongoing outbreak, we acknowledge there is growing uncertainty around economic growth and underlying business conditionslast_img read more

  • Lees Foods sees pre-tax profit up

    first_imgLees Foods has broken through the £1m pre-tax profit barrier for the first time, thanks to production efficiencies and increased business in the foodservice sector.The firm, which owns confectionery manufacturers Lees of Scotland and Waverley Bakery saw sales increase 3% to £18.65m, and pre-tax profit, before deductions, up 22% to £1.03m for the full year to 31 December 2010.Chief executive Clive Miquel said the sales increase was achieved across the majority of its product categories, while improved efficiencies resulted in gross margins increasing from 32% to 33.7%. “A large part of our business continues to be with the major UK retailers, and we have successfully increased our penetration into the UK food service sector,” said Miquel. “Our sales are developing in international markets and while this remains a small part of our overall turnover, we have made some positive inroads with listings in a number of European retailers.”The firm announced it was going to increase its focus on developing the Lees brand, which has seen Lees Mallows Dreams launched earlier this year – the first new Lees branded product for some time.Miquel explained that a programme of continuous investment in its plant had positively impacted on production efficiencies, and had already delivered benefits in terms of reduced raw material and packaging waste. A strategic review of its product packaging had also resulted in a “meaningful reduction” in packaging usage, it said.>>Lees Foods hit by rise in coconut priceslast_img read more

  • Strings & Sol Announces 2018 Artist Lineup

    first_imgThis year, Strings & Sol will return to the beloved all-inclusive Now Sapphire and Dreams Resort & Spa in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, from December 7th to 11th. As always, the festival draws fans from the United States and beyond because of its extraordinary experience, which includes some of the brightest bluegrass acts in the world playing at a number of unique venues including a beach-front main stage, a poolside gazebo, and an open-air palapa. In addition to world-class music, the destination event produced by Cloud 9 Adventures also boasts a tight-knit community of fans, artist-hosted workshops and events, beach jam sessions, theme nights, autograph signings, and additional off-site excursions to explore the area’s beauty and culture.Relive The Magic Of Strings & Sol 2017 With These Awesome Photos & VideosThe bluegrass-focused destination festival is entering its seventh year and has invited musical hosts Yonder Mountain String Band and Greensky Bluegrass to return to perform three shows over the weekend. In addition to plentiful performances by the musical hosts, the festival has also announced a number of additional artists to join them in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico, including Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings, and The Lil Smokies, who all will play two sets. Lindsay Lou and The Shook Twins have been announced as special guests and will host late-night sets as well as join in the fray in for frequent collaborations.Watch Greensky Bluegrass Play “The Macarena”, Phish, & More During Poolside Cover Set At Strings & SolPre-sale for returning Strings & Sol attendees begins April 4th, here. Tickets for Strings & Sol will go on sale to the public on April 5th, at 2 p.m. (EST).last_img read more

  • October 1, 2003 On the Move

    first_img October 1, 2003 Regular News Bill McBride, a Florida gubernatorial candidate in 2002, and former managing partner of Holland & Knight, has joined the newly named Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride, with offices at 601 Bayshore Blvd., Ste. 700, Tampa 33606, telephone (813) 253-2020. The firm concentrates in corporate, tax, real estate, and litigation. Pamela H. Izakowitz, former partner of Backhus & Izakowitz, P.A., Tampa, has joined the 10th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office, with offices in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties. Ginger Renee Cooper, formerly of Cobb, Cole & Bell, Daytona Beach, has joined the 10th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office, with offices in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties. Dan Armstrong, of the Law Offices of Dan W. Armstrong, P.A., announces the opening of additional offices at 501 Centre St., Ste. 128, Fernandina Beach. The firm concentrates in elder law, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, and corporate law. Stephen H. Luther and Chelse A. Ferrero have become associates of, and Michael Taylor has been made shareholder of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A., with offices at 255 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 1401, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 841-2330. Mary M. Earnest, former partner with Truex & Earnest, P.A., announces the opening of The Earnest Law Firm, P.A., with offices located at 500 S.E. 15th St., Ste. 106, Ft. Lauderdale 33316, telephone (954) 525-5644. The firm concentrates in business litigation, collections/bankruptcy, real estate, and probate. Smith & Fuller, P.A., announces the relocation of its offices to 455 N. Indian Rocks Rd., Ste. A, Belleair Bluffs 33770, telephone (727) 252-5252. The firm practices in construction litigation and tire tread separation and rollover litigation. Scott A. La Porta, has joined Abel, Band, Russell, Collier, Pitchford & Gordon, Chartered, with offices at 240 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 34236, telephone (941) 366-6660. He concentrates in securities law, restrictive covenants, commercial litigation, and arbitration. Daniel Matlow, formerly of Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, has joined Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., with offices at 200 E. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33302, telephone (954) 527-6214. He concentrates in commercial litigation, including business and contract disputes, real estate disputes, and construction litigation. Olga L. Martin has been promoted to partner of Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, P.A., with offices located at 75 Valencia Ave., Ste. 800, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 446-5228. The firm concentrates in workers’ compensation and labor and employment law. Mark Kluger has been promoted to partner of Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, P.A., with offices located at 5900 N. Andrews Ave., Ste. 920, Ft. Lauderdale 33309, telephone (954) 776-9966. The firm concentrates in workers’ compensation and labor and employment law. Trent Miller has been promoted to partner of Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, P.A., with offices located at 8433 Enterprise Circle, Ste. 130, Bradenton 34202, telephone (941) 907-0129. The firm concentrates in workers’ compensation and labor and employment law. Thomas H. Justice III announces the formation of Thomas H. Justice III, P.A., with offices at 549 Wymore Rd. N., Ste. 107, Maitland 32751, telephone (407) 740-0077. He practices in the areas of complex business, commercial litigation, and construction. Barry Rigby, formerly chief headquarters discipline counsel with The Florida Bar, has joined DeCubellis & Meeks, P.A., with offices at 837 N. Garland Ave., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 872-2200. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation and family law. Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, announces the relocation of its Boca Raton offices to 2424 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. 462, Boca Raton 33401. Jason L. Molder has become an associate with Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A., with offices at 17071 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach 33160, telephone (305) 945-1851. He concentrates in marital and family law. C. Timothy Corcoran III, retired U.S. bankruptcy judge, announces the opening of C. Timothy Corcoran III, P.A., with offices located at 400 N. Ashley Dr., Ste. 2540, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 769-5020. He will concentrate in business and commercial litigation, including bankruptcies and insolvencies. Colleen M. Fitzgerald, formerly with Morgan, Padgett & Associates, P.A., has joined GrayHarris, with offices at 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2200, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 273-5000. She practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation. Mark D. Siegel has joined Levin, Tannenbaum, Wolff, Band, Gates & Pugh, with offices at 1680 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 102, Sarasota 34236, telephone (941) 316-0111. He concentrates in real property and commercial transactions, choice of business entities, tax and estate planning, probate, and contracts. Richard A. Hujber, former attorney-advisor in the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, has joined Ellis & Ged, P.A., with offices at 7171 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton 33487, telephone (561) 995-1966. The firm concentrates in personal injury and immigration law.The attorneys and staff of G. Donald Thomson, P.A., of Bonita Springs, have joined Henderson Franklin, with offices at the Bonita Bay Executive Center II, 3461 Bonita Bay Blvd., Ste. 220, Bonita Springs 34134, telephone (239) 498-6222. G. Donald Thomson, Richard S. Annunziata, and Marianne H. LePera practice in commercial litigation and business matters. Steve Prevaux has become general counsel for the University of South Florida, located at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa 33620, telephone (813) 974-4014. Prior to joining the university, Prevaux concentrated in labor and employment law and cyber law. Andrea M. Fair has become a shareholder of Wetherington, Hamilton & Harrison, P.A., with offices at 400 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2625, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 225-1918. She practices in construction, collections, contracts, real estate, and business matters. Ronald E. Cotterill has become a member of Wetherington, Hamilton & Harrison, P.A., with offices at 400 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2625, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 225-1918. He practices in the areas of commercial and construction-related litigation, condominium, homeowners association law, litigation regarding events of flooding damage to residential and commercial properties. Seth R. Nelson, former law clerk to John C. Godbold, senior judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, has joined Wetherington, Hamilton & Harrison, P.A., with offices at 400 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2625, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 225-1918. He practices in the areas of commercial and general business litigation, including real estate law, civil litigation, collections, and appellate practice. Gregg H. Lehrer has become a partner of GrayHarris, which has offices located at 301 E. Pine St., Ste. 1400, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 843-8880. He concentrates in commercial real estate law. Mark Mirkin, formerly of Mirkin & Woolf, P.A., West Palm Beach, has joined Smith Moore LLP, with offices at the BB&T Bldg., 2800 Two Hannover Square, Raleigh, NC 27601, telephone (919) 755-8700. He practices in corporate and securities law. Joseph A. Corsmeier announces the opening of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A., with offices located at 2655 McCormick Dr., Ste. 212, Clearwater 33759, telephone (727) 799-1688. The firm practices in the areas of attorney admission and disciplinary defense, expert ethics opinion and testimony, workers’ compensation, and labor law. Suzanne Youmans Labrit has joined Shutts & Bowen, LLP, with offices at 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-6300. She joins the firm’s business litigation practice group. Fowler White Boggs Banker announces the opening of offices at 8891 Brighton Lane, Ste. 128, Bonita Springs 34135, telephone (239) 947-8940. Theodore F. Schwartz announces the relocation of his offices to 230 S. Bemiston, Ste. 1010, Clayton, MO 63105, telephone (314) 863-4654. October 1, 2003 On the Movelast_img read more

  • Veteran concerns over coronavirus lead to state testimony

    first_img(WBNG) — One group you may not expect is getting extra help to fight the pandemic. “The toxins that a lot of veterans have been affected by and very, very concerned relative to these presumptive conditions, auto-immune conditions that’s faced with Agent Orange and what we’re going to do relative to COVID,” said State Representative Pamela Hunter, who represents the 128th District. Veterans who testified during the meeting spoke of mental health needs and more regular health services. The meeting Friday included members of the federal Department of Homeland Security and representatives of both the state assembly and senate. Of particular concern to the legislature was elderly veterans in nursing homes and other vulnerable facilities.center_img The New York State legislature met Friday to discuss how to best protect veterans from COVID-19. Lawmakers listened to veterans of all ages to learn what can be done to help them on a state level. As a veteran herself, one state lawmaker said the group deserves extra protection.last_img read more

  • Governor Wolf Statement on Passing of Gerry Lenfest

    first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Passing of Gerry Lenfest Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement on the passing of renowned Pennsylvania philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest:“Long before I became governor, I met and came to know and admire Gerry Lenfest for his commitment to making communities stronger. Gerry and his wife, Marguerite, took their incredible success and offered the full energy of their lives in service of their fellow citizens and the city and state that they loved. There is likely not an organization or charity in Philadelphia that didn’t benefit from the Lenfest family’s generosity in some way. From the arts to education to journalism, Gerry understood that the key to building a strong economy and community were strong civic institutions that enriched the lives of all citizens. “Put simply, Gerry was a great human being and an even better citizen. Frances and I offer our deepest condolences to the Lenfest family and ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Gerry Lenfest. We will miss him.”center_img August 05, 2018last_img read more

  • Gov. Wolf Signs Order to Provide Targeted Distribution of COVID-19 PPE and Supplies to Hospitals

    first_img Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Among myriad actions to support Pennsylvania’s health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today signed an order to provide critical aid to hospitals with targeted PPE and supplies distribution.“Combatting a pandemic means we all have to work together and that means we need to make the best use of our medical assets to ensure the places that need them most have them,” Gov. Wolf said. “Today, I am signing an order that will allow us to transfer supplies and information between medical facilities to both high-population, high-impact areas and lower population areas that might not have as many existing medical resources.“This will also prevent sick Pennsylvanians from having to choose which hospital to go to for fear that some have less access to equipment than others and it will help us make use of every ventilator, every piece of PPE, and every medical worker.”The order will ensure the efficient allocation and effective use of critical medical resources, such as N95 face masks, ventilators, respirators, face shields, safety goggles, disinfectants and other sanitizing solutions by hospitals in the state.The order reads, that “despite the voluntary efforts of health care providers and despite the exhaustive work of commonwealth agencies to procure PPE and other medical resources from private industry to support Pennsylvania’s health care workers, facilities and emergency responders, a critical shortage of PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources remains.”The governor consulted with Sec. of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, and Randy Padfield, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), in developing the order to ensure all commonwealth resources are harnessed to meet the imminent surge of COVID-19 cases and to prevent overwhelming the health care system.The order mandates that private, public and quasi-public health care providers and facilities, as well as manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources located within the commonwealth, submit current inventory quantities of PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources to PEMA within five days of today’s order. Health care providers and facilities are further ordered to provide written reports detailing facility health care needs and other pertinent information in the form, manner and frequency directed by PEMA.PEMA will make arrangements with other commonwealth agencies to reimburse facilities for PPE and other supplies and equipment, then arrange for supplies to be allocated to where they are needed most.“I commend Pennsylvania’s medical facilities for their efforts so far in helping to shift resources toward the fight against COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “Many are already working together to shift resources among facilities, both public and private, and many of our medical facilities have shifted resources internally.”Also today, the Department of Health launched a new hospital preparedness dashboard that provides county-level information, including the number of available beds and ventilators in use at facilities across the state. The dashboard also provides an overview of the capacity of the state’s entire health care system.“We are working to create more ways to get as much data as possible to the community,” Dr. Levine said.The dashboard can be found in the COVID-19 section of health.pa.gov. View the desktop version of the dashboard here or the mobile version of the dashboard here.Read Governor Wolf’s order as a PDF here or on Scribd.View this information in Spanish here. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 08, 2020center_img Gov. Wolf Signs Order to Provide Targeted Distribution of COVID-19 PPE and Supplies to Hospitalslast_img read more

  • Van Oord Signs MOU in Indonesia

    first_imgImage source: Van OordPT Pengerukan Indonesia (the dredging subsidiary of IPC) and PT Van Oord Indonesia have a long track record of successfully executing projects together.The two parties have signed a MOU which aims to explore further cooperation and partnering on dredging projects in Indonesia, especially at the ports under management of IPC.The MOU was signed by Pak Wahyu Hardiyanto – Direktur Utama (President Director) and Mark van der Hoeven (Van Oord).According to Wahyu, the companies agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in implementing several reclamation projects and dredging several ports in Indonesia.“With their competence, experience, equipment and methods, we are optimistic that the work on the dredging or reclamation project can be more effective and efficient in terms of cost and work time,” Wahyu explained.last_img read more