26Jan/21

Indictment: Victim slaps gun from face before it fires

first_img The bullet was not located anywhere in the complex.Carter was arrested for deadly conduct on Aug. 24. Bond was set at $25,000 and she was released the same day. A struggle ensued and the accused pulled the gun and pointed it at the female victim who, the document stated, slapped the gun barrel away from her face and the gun fired.Carter then lost control of the gun and it was seized by the male, who later gave it to responding police officers. The victim and the male had returned to his apartment to find Carter and another female taking property from the apartment, the affidavit read.That’s when, police said, the male and Carter began to argue; the male began walking up the stairs to his apartment and was being followed by the suspect who had a handgun in her waistband.The female victim reportedly grabbed the suspect to prevent her from following the male upstairs with the gun.center_img GROVES — A Nederland woman has been indicted for deadly conduct after police say she pointed a gun at another woman who then pushed the weapon away before it discharged outside of a Groves apartment complex.The indictment was handed down this week by a Jefferson County grand jury.According to the probable cause affidavit for her arrest, a female victim was visiting Amber Park Apartments, 5305 Gulfway Drive in Groves, on May 22 with the ex-boyfriend of the accused, Jordan Rhianne Carter, 25.last_img read more

18Jan/21

Interbike 2009 – New BMC Team Machine SLR01 and Four Stroke FS01

first_imgThis is how it’s sold, and there’s a red color option that replaces all of the white stripe graphics with red.The bottom bracket is BB30 and shows a bit of woven carbon on the otherwise UD frame.The Team Machine SLR01 frame has carbon cable stops and carbon dropouts, too.  The seat stays are extremely thin and use a stepped design with a mix of unidirectional and woven carbon fiber to offer some vertical compliance while remaining torsionally and laterally stiff.The seatpost on the right is the new version that uses a rubber expansion section.  Why?  Because you don’t want to expand an alloy wedge inside a carbon frame…bad things would happen.The redesigned 100mm-travel Four Stroke FS01 gets a new rear triangle design to increase rigidity and a slacker (69.5º) head tube for more confident handling when bombing downhill.  It’s available as a frameset only for $3,295.The rear triangle is a closed system (meaning completely closed triangles) with forged alloy pivots on top and bottom.  The very large, square seat tube keeps things stiff, but requires the use of a bolt-on Shimano front derailleur.The full carbon frame means everything, even the disc brake mounts, is carbon. INTERBIKE 2009 – BMC showed off a redesigned Four Stroke FS01 mountain bike and the totally new Team Machine SLR01, their new top of the line race-level road bike.  It’s their lightest full-carbon frame and uses a new full carbon fork (which the 2010 SLX01 also gets to replace the previous aluminum-steerer model), and it’s tapered from 1.125″ to 1.25″ rather than the now somewhat normal 1.5″ lower bearing.It’s sold as a frame/fork/headset/seatpost combo, and the seatpost uses a unique rubber wedge that tightens from the top of the post rather than a normal seat collar.  This may or may not save any overall weight, but it sure looks sleek.  More pics of this, and the Four Stroke, after the break…last_img read more

31Dec/20

U-32 teacher selected as national LifeChanger of the Year

first_imgNational Life Group,Related Company: National Life GroupJudd Levine, a special education teacher at U-32 High School in East Montpelier was recognized Wednesday as a national LifeChanger of the Year during a surprise ceremony in front of his colleagues. Levine was selected as one of ten 2013-14 national LifeChangers out of more than 435 nominees for teachers, administrators and school district employees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. “This award would never even be considered without all the colleagues that I work with and everyone in this building,” Levine said. “I thank my colleagues for letting me be the educator that I am.” Judd Levine, with his family, received the LifeChanger award at U-32 Wednesday.Levine was nominated by the parents of a student at U-32 High School for his tireless efforts, both as a coach and as a teacher, and for serving as a sounding board and mentor for many students. His profile is posted online. Levine received a $1,500 cash prize and an additional $1,500 donation was made to U-32. “His remarkable ability to connect with students has led to the inclusion of many gifted athletes on his lacrosse team who struggle from social and behavioral challenges,” said Mehran Assadi, president and CEO of National Life Group. “Demonstrating remarkable patience and empathy for his students, Levine inspires them to succeed and teaches the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.” Levine joins nine other national 2013-14 LifeChanger winners from California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada and Texas. The grand prize winner and the first and second runners-up will be announced in May. About LifeChanger of the Year LifeChanger of the Year is a national program sponsored by National Life Group that annually recognizes and rewards full-time K-12 school district educators and employees who make a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence, and leadership. The companies of National Life Group offer a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, and investments, and financial solutions in the form of estate, business succession and retirement planning strategies. They are a leading provider of 403(b) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans, primarily in the K-12 school marketplace. Source: National Life Group March 26, 2014National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, Vt., Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, Texas, and their affiliates.  Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations.  Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York. Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser.last_img read more

16Dec/20

Lincoln Property Awarded Northgate Corporate Center Assignment

first_imgThe ownership of Northgate Corporate Center has awarded the property management assignment to Lincoln Property Company.The Class A, 131,645 SF flex office property is located just East of I-17 and south of Bell Road in Phoenix.“We are pleased to take on this new management assignment,” said Tammy Sidles, Director of Management Services, Lincoln Property Company Desert West Region. “We believe LPC’s continued growth in the Phoenix market can be attributed to our team’s philosophy of meeting the full service real estate goals of our clients and their tenants.”The office building is occupied by Waste Management of Arizona and serves as its marketing and call center. The property is in close proximity to the I-17 / Loop 101 interchange and features excellent visibility from I-17.Leasing for the property is being handled by Mike Garlick and Mike McQuaid, principals of Lee & Associates Arizona.last_img read more

18Oct/20

OBITUARY: Steven Friedman, Former President And CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Holding Co.

first_imgSteven Friedman, former president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Holding Co. (AAHC), of Longboat Key, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 21, from a stroke.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementOn April 1, Friedman became a consultant for AAHC, where he had served as president and CEO for 19 years. AAHC became a shareholder of the Automotive Distribution Network (The Network) in 2015. Prior to his time at AACH, Friedman was a national sales manager for Peterson Manufacturing.David Prater, president of The Network, commented on Friedman’s passing. “Being in the auto care industry in Memphis, it was impossible not to cross paths with Steve Friedman. He was the ultimate professional and a wonderful person. The Network mourns his passing and offers its condolences to his family,” said Prater.Below are details from his obituary, as posted originally in the Herald Tribune on Aug. 24:Born on December 27, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Sidney Stifft Friedman Jr., and Ann Barnett Friedman. He married Betsy Noel on Nov. 12, 1994, in Sarasota, Florida, and is survived by his wife, his two children Nathan Friedman (19) and Audrey Friedman (17), his parents Sidney and Ann Friedman (Memphis and Longboat Key), his brother Sidney Friedman III., (Longboat Key), his sister Ellen Friedman Kaplan and her husband Brad Kaplan (Atlanta), and many nieces and nephews.AdvertisementSteve attended the University of Florida, from which he received his undergraduate degree and his MBA.The phrase “he was one of a kind” was never more appropriate than to describe Steve Friedman. He possessed a zest and a passion for life that was beyond exceptional. Whether it was a simple act, like mowing the lawn or going for a jog, or a more ambitious effort, like landing a big tarpon or running a multi-million dollar enterprise, Steve completely relished the experience, and always like it was for the first time. This enthusiasm was positively infectious. Steve was indifferent to nothing, and he wouldn’t let you be indifferent either. He brought you in, with his smile, with his laugh, and with that ever-present twinkle he had, as if you both were privately enjoying the best possible joke. His favorite and frequently repeated expression was “living the dream,” and he tried to and seemed to, everyday. He took nothing for granted, neither his business successes nor his good fortune in being able to fish – his grand and favorite pursuit – nearly every day. And, he especially did not take for granted being able to enjoy regularly the company and love of his mother and father (who was his best friend), and his brother and sister, and, of course, his beautiful wife and two wonderful young adult children. His was a full life, and one that every hour he realized and embraced. To say that he will be missed by his business colleagues, his many friends, and his family falls short of the mark. He was much loved and much appreciated. And, best of all, he knew it. Yes, he was one of a kind, and we will surely not see his like again.AdvertisementDonations may be made in memory of Steve Friedman to Mote Marine Laboratories or Coastal Conservation Association of Florida.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 11, at Temple Israel in Memphis, Tennessee.last_img read more

06Oct/20

Marine surveys tender up for Morlais tidal demo zone

first_imgMenter Môn, the third-party manager for the Morlais tidal energy project, has issued a tender for marine surveys to support the development of the Morlais Tidal Energy Demonstration Zone off Anglesey, Wales.The tender is divided into two lots – one for seabird and marine mammal surveys, and the other for marine geophysical survey.The data from the marine surveys is required to support environmental impact assessment (EIA) and engineering studies, according to the Welsh government’s procurement portal Sell2Wales.The total worth of the contract is £400,000, with the deadline set for August 29, 2016.As reported earlier, Menter Môn engaged Royal HaskoningDHV and MarineSpace to conduct an EIA for the for Morlais project which has already attracted the attention of 12 developers who are bidding for the space within the demonstration zone.The West Anglesey Demonstration Zone has been designated by the Crown Estate for the development of up to ten renewable tidal power installations with a total cumulative production capacity of 120 MW.last_img read more

30Sep/20

Earning a crust

first_imgIn these difficult times, it is good to know that the entrepreneurial spirit is still alive and well, and indeed that every apparent difficulty is, in fact, an opportunity. As this column has documented, criminal defence solicitors have bemoaned the Court Service’s current policy of banning them from bringing dictation devices into court, lest they should in some moment of madness be tempted to breach their own professional rules and covertly record the proceedings, which is of course illegal. Defence lawyers have repeatedly pointed out the stupidity of the rule, given that mobile phones, which often have a recording facility, are routinely allowed. Moreover, the prohibition stops solicitors from making good use of tiresome minutes spent waiting around in court – all in the context of legal aid reforms that are intended to drive lawyers to be uber-efficient. But one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and it seems that a sandwich vendor near London’s Old Bailey has spotted an opportunity. Obiter has learned that Bailey’s Sandwich Bar opposite the court will take custody of a solicitor’s dictation machine while they are in court for a modest fee of £1. For £2, lawyers can leave a whole bag of paraphernalia for the day. But readers are reminded to ensure they take their belongings with them at the end of the day. One of the staff told Obiter that they still have in their possession a rather chunky Sony dictation device which was dropped off six weeks ago.last_img read more

29Sep/20

Lost in translation

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29Sep/20

Birmingham Central Library, 1973

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

29Sep/20

Materials prices are uncertain but be sure labour costs will rise

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more