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Geochronology of the Lake Region of south-central Chile (39°–42°S): Preliminary results

first_imgCarboniferous, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, followed by Jurassic, Cretaceous, and particularly extensive Miocene granitoid plutons, crop out in the Andes of the Lake Region, as determined by new K-Ar and Rb-Sr whole-rock age determinations. Their spatial distribution appears to define the following: the westernmost and easternmost Paleozoic belts, an oblique belt of Jurassic age, a NNW belt of Cretaceous age developed mainly in Argentina but entering Chile at 39°30′S, and a N-S belt of Miocene batholiths and stocks. This distribution of plutons is unlike the west to east younging belts that have been described from the Andes between 28°S and 32°S. This difference could be related to the presence in the Lake Region of old lineaments oblique to the direction of the Andes and to the influence of the Liquiñe-Ofqui fault zone as a pathway for Miocene magmas. The narrowness of the zone of magmatism from late Paleozoic to Miocene times, compared to the wide outcrops of the Paleozoic accretionary wedge, could be explained by the lack of tectonic erosion during Mesozoic-Cenozoic subduction and the constant subduction geometry.last_img read more

Two Sattahip-Based Naval Vessels Rescue Thai Cargo Ship

first_img View post tag: Naval September 2, 2011 View post tag: vessels View post tag: ship View post tag: cargo View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: two View post tag: rescue Two Sattahip-Based Naval Vessels Rescue Thai Cargo Ship View post tag: Thai Two Sattahip-based naval vessels on an anti-piracy mission off Somalia rescued a Thai cargo ship from being hijacked in the Gulf of Aden…By Patcharapol Panrak (pattayamail)[mappress]Source: pattayamail, September 2, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Two Sattahip-Based Naval Vessels Rescue Thai Cargo Ship View post tag: Sattahip-Basedlast_img read more

Press release: Secretary of State welcomes Independent Reporting Commission report on tackling paramilitary activity

first_img This is a significant report which benchmarks the progress which has been achieved to date but reminds us of the continued and challenging work still to be done to ensure that communities are free from the threat of paramilitarism. The IRC has acknowledged the good work carried out to date, but they too have pointed to the challenges of dealing with this issue in the absence of a functioning Executive. That is why I remain resolute in finding a way forward to get devolved government up and running again as quickly as possible in order to that the Commission will see further progress in the coming year. I want to record my sincere thanks to the Independent Reporting Commission for their first substantive report on tackling paramilitary activity. It is deeply regrettable that in 2018, tackling paramilitary activity still remains a critical issue for Northern Ireland, not least at this current political impasse. Paramilitarism is a scourge on our society. It was never justified in the past, it cannot be justified today and these groups should have no place in our society. We must all continue to work together to keep communities safe and free from these totally unacceptable attacks.center_img Welcoming the report, Mrs Bradley said:last_img read more

Pompeii’s museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

first_imgPOMPEII, Italy (AP) — Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum is back in business, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials at the archeological park of the ruins of the city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius inaugurated the museum on Monday. Known as the Antiquarium, the museum gives Pompeii a permanent exhibition space. Visitors can see some of the frescoes and chunks of wall graffiti unearthed by archaeologists as well as objects of the everyday life that was snuffed out by the volcanic explosion. Due to pandemic travel restrictions, only visitors from Italy’s Campania region can currently visit but officials eagerly await the return of all visitors.last_img read more

iTunes U collects, distributes educational media

first_imgStudents can access Notre Dame on iTunes U by visiting and selecting the “Launch iTunes U” icon.  Turner said several professors from the College of Science and the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) have used iTunes U to supplement audio and video resources with in-class work. He cited chemistry professor James Johnson and FTT professor Ted Mandell as two consistent contributors to the database. While the initiative is still in the initial stages of its development, Flory said the response has been positive, and members of the campus community are interested in viewing the available materials and contributing to iTunes U. “I think this provides another channel for us to tell Notre Dame’s story and share the intellectual community that we have here,” said Julie Flory, associate director for the Office of News and Information.  Cockerham said the public component of iTunes U is geared toward helping the University “broadcast its image outward” for alumni and prospective students, but that the private component to be accessed with a NetID and password is more student-oriented.“The hope is that this whole iTunes U project will give us a start towards an open courseware system,” Cockerham said. Universities such as Stanford and MIT have lectures and other course materials available online, he said, and iTunes U could be a helpful tool for students to use outside the classroom to catch up or review information. Cockerham said while student knowledge of the program is limited, he hopes to see it expand in the near future as the more “student-centered” aspects are developed.  “Once the private side is established, we will especially be able to reach out to clubs and student groups so they can begin to use iTunes U,” he said. “The Last Lecture series that has been promoted by student government is something that I would like to watch,” Cockerham said. “Now I can go and find something on iTunes that I missed.”center_img Launched in October 2009, the Notre Dame iTunes U database now provides students, faculty and alumni access to more than 1,000 video and audio files, said Paul Turner, academic technology services manager for the Office of Information Technologies (OIT).Apple engineered iTunes U to collect and distribute educational media to students and teachers at universities around the world, according to the Apple Web site. Turner said student work has been critical to the initiative and undergraduate projects contributed to about 50 percent of the development of iTunes U. Cockerham said the challenges in launching iTunes U mainly stem from the difficulty of assembling content from all over campus into a central location, as well as monitoring the content that will be presented on the site. “Professors like [iTunes U] because they can put all of their video and audio in one place in a way that is more efficient than Concourse,” Turner said. “And students like it because it is easy to sync up with iTunes for course material.” Popular downloads have included the Last Lecture series sponsored by student government and the videos from the Student Film Festival. “I think that the student body will appreciate having access to recordings of events on campus,” campus technology chair Casey Cockerham said. “I want to continue to challenge students to step up and be a part of the ownership of this project,” he said.last_img read more

Jeopardy champ talks sexism, gaming

first_imgArthur Chu, 12-day Jeopardy champion and writer for The Daily Beast spoke Tuesday evening on the unhealthy views of women found in “nerd culture,” in a lecture titled “Your Princess is in Another Castle,” the second in the Men in Masculinity series sponsored by the Gender Relations Center.Chu said the increasing portrayal of “nerds” in films and television as awkward but benign characters belies the fact that there are implicit misogynistic attitudes promoted by groups within the nerd subculture.“One of the threads is the concept of sexual market value,” Chu said. “It’s the idea that sex is a transaction between man and woman, much like when you’re interacting with a vendor.”Chu said this transactional view is not only found within certain online communities of men who blame their frustrations on women but is also present in popular entertainment.“It sounds crazy. But it’s not that weird. It’s what you see in the battle of the sexes in sitcoms, where the husband and the wife hate each other,” Chu said. “It’s a trope so obvious that even the simplest video games for children use it, that you have to save the princess.”Chu said the frequent use of this trope in entertainment reflects a deeper societal tendency to view women as a prize.“It’s an old narrative; it’s a very powerful narrative of how things should be between men and women,” he said. “It’s built into every story that has the beginning end with the promise of the daughter’s hand in marriage for accomplishing this quest.”Chu said this view of relationships not only harms women but also dissolves the value of relationships.“At the end of the day a transactional view of relationships is a bad relationship,” he said. “The very nature of saying you deserve to be with someone for accomplishing some task means that the person that you want to be with is interchangeable with anyone.”In some cases, this “toxic” perception of relating with women leads to extreme violence, seen in the Virginia Tech and University of California Santa Barbara shootings, Chu said.“It’s often the least successful men — the guys who we think of as nerdy, rejected and pitiful — who are most resentful in this context, and therefore the most dangerous,” Chu said.Chu said the danger in dismissing “lone-wolf” spree killings as anomalies undermines the awareness that these acts are one part of a much larger problem by which women are negatively affected.“The problematic behavior lies on a spectrum,” Chu said. “But the behavior that we’re talking about is built into the assumptions of our society. The spectrum of antagonistic behavior based on a transactional view of sex and marriage is the idea that women owe you something.“No matter how much an individual woman might look for a man who doesn’t buy into this narrative, she’s going to be exposed to men who are on the toxic side of the spectrum.”Chu said countering this transactional view of women and relationships first requires a willingness to address the issue head on.“Just talking about it is a big deal,” Chu said. “When it’s the in the background, when it’s the assumed state of how things are, if you don’t put a name to it, it’s very hard to oppose it.“It is a big deal to recognize when these tropes come up, and recognize that they are tropes, that they are a specific way of looking at things that doesn’t have to be true.”last_img read more

Welch and Bixby call for fiscal discipline at Vermont Business Roundtable forum

first_imgBurlington, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch joined Concord Coalition executive director Robert Bixby Thursday to call for a renewed focus on achieving long-term fiscal discipline at a forum sponsored by the Vermont Business Roundtable.Welch and Bixby said that despite the need for short-term stimulus measures to reinvigorate a troubled economy, lawmakers must not lose focus on the long-term need to balance federal revenues and expenditures.”While we have the need for a stimulus on the one hand, we must in this crisis focus immediately, diligently and energetically on structural issues in the federal budget that are not sustainable. The importance of building fiscal reform cannot be ignored in this time of crisis,” Welch said. “The question for us in Congress is whether we’re going to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.”Bixby, who is in the middle of a nationwide “Fiscal Wake-up Tour,” told an audience of over 120 Vermont business leaders at the Burlington Hilton that it is morally imperative that lawmakers get a hold on federal spending.”We do have very substantial short-term challenges, but we also have a preexisting, long-term challenge we can’t lose track of – and that’s easy to do in a crisis,” Bixby said. “It really is a moral issue because it’s about the legacy we’re going to leave to future generations.”The event, sponsored by the Vermont Business Roundtable, also featured a panel including Green Mountain Power Chief Executive Officer Mary Powell, Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors member David Coates, and Sen. Susan Bartlett, D-Lamoille, chair of the Vermont Senate Appropriations Committee.In his introduction, Vermont Business Roundtable chairman Tim Volk said, “The growing fiscal crisis at the national level is beginning to have a significant impact on Vermont’s fiscal outlook. Today, like every other state, Vermont must make hard choices about spending priorities in the next two years. How we balance short-term needs with long-term investments will determine our future economic and social prosperity.”last_img read more

Latest U.K. offshore wind bids set new record, come in under $50/MWh

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Offshore wind came in at a new UK record low of £39.65/MWh ($48.8/MWh) as it dominated contract-for-difference (CfD) awards for 6GW of renewable energy.Developments awarded 15-year deals under the latest CfD round include three 1.2GW projects at Dogger Bank developed by Equinor and SSE, and Innogy’s 1.4GW Sofia development, all off England, plus 454MW at the Seagreen project off Scotland.The low rate, at 2012 prices, marks a 30% reduction on offshore wind power costs seen at the last CfD round in 2017 when the lowest rate seen was £57.50.The UK government said the total of 12 new projects – six offshore wind, four remote island wind and two bioenergy – will power seven million homes once they are exporting to the grid by 2025.Richard Howard, research director at UK-based Aurora Energy Research, told Recharge the low prices were both “surprising” and “impressive,” while also noting the huge role the Dogger Bank zone – site of the three Equinor/SSE projects and Innogy’s Sofia – will play in the future sector.“Overall it is impressive the continuing cost decline for offshore wind. And part of that must have been predicated by the introduction of larger turbines,” said Howard. “You have heard this week about GE starting to get orders for the 12MW [Haliade-X] turbine. I think an important part of how you get the costs down to around £40/MWh will have been really big turbines on really windy sites on Dogger Bank.”More: Equinor, SSE and Innogy win as UK offshore wind hits cost lows Latest U.K. offshore wind bids set new record, come in under $50/MWhlast_img read more


first_imgCharlene “Charlie” Andrews, the information technology manager at Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc., was presented with the And Justice for All Award.The award pays tribute to an outstanding CLSMF staff member “for tireless dedication to the goals of equality and justice for all people.”The winner is recognized each year during the Volusia County Bar Association and CLSMF Pro Bono Awards Ceremony celebrating volunteers who serve low-income people.CLSMF Executive Director Bill Abbuehl, who nominated Andrews for the award, said, “She has spent hundreds of hours testing and fine-tuning what is now a state-of-the-art case management and time-keeping system imperative to bringing us into the 21st century.”The new system makes CLSMF services available to more people by allowing legal advocates to work in the field, where they can now access the client database and gather legal information.In addition to Andrews, those who have donated their time and talent to the CLSMF Volunteer Lawyers Project were honored during the April 29 reception and included William Akers, Evalyn Ruth Anderson, Rebecca Becker, Lawrence Borns, Scott Cichon, Ivan Clements, Edward Donini, Susan Fagan, David Glasser, Rhoda Goodson, Diego Handel, Elan Holtzclaw, J. David Kerce, Stephen Glenn Martin, A. Kathleen McNeilly, Louis Ossinksy, John Pascucci, Stephen Ponder, Edith Ann Shroll, Sylvia Starbuck, and Theodore Zentner.Judge Rushing’s toons displayed in Brooksville Altenbernd gives Law Day address Florida Rural Legal Services presented awards to several local attorneys for their voluntary service in representing indigents in civil matters at the May meeting of the Lakeland Bar Association.The pro bono awards were named after the late Jon H. Anderson, a local attorney who died last year, and was a past president of the Lakeland Bar and chair of the Florida Rural Legal Services board.The award winners and the name of their awards are:• Exceptional Participation — Christopher M. Fear and Pierce J. Guard, Jr.• Outstanding Participation — Lawrence G. Chadband, Daniel Medina, Thomas D. Pulliam, John Marc Tamayo, Nicholas G. Schommer, and Sheryl D. Snodgrass.• Recognition Awards — Ramona L. Blankinship, Samuel G. Crosby, Christopher Desrochers, William M. Midyette III, Joseph J. Nolan, Thomas C. Saunders, and Sheryl D. Snodgrass.Phelps Dunbar recognized for the diversity of its attorneys The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual meeting is set for June 24, in Boca Raton.The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the Valencia Room of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, concurrent with the annual meeting of The Florida Bar.Among the items on the agenda will be a proposed statewide campaign for construction and operation of an “Evolution of Justice” living history exhibit at the Florida Supreme Court, a proposal to reinstitute an annual society membership dinner, recommended bylaws revisions, and election of officers and trustees for the coming year.ABA President Archer visits St. Pete Bar Retired Pinellas County Judge Steve Rushing, author of three books of legal humor and a long time contributor to The Florida Bar News/Journal, has been invited to exhibit some of his editorial, political, and legal cartoons at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery.Judge Rushing’s pen and ink cartoons will be on display now through August 12.Hundreds of Rushing’s “Legal Insanity” cartoons and political/editorial cartoons have been published in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines over the last 25 years.A reception will be held at the gallery June 16 from 5-7 p.m.Bookman addresses Citrus-Hernando Inn Briefs Briefs The St. Petersburg Bar welcomed ABA President Dennis W. Archer to its Law Day luncheon.St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue presented the colors prior to the singing of the National Anthem by Leila Wilson. Mayor Rick Baker began the program by reading a Law Day Proclamation by the City of St. Petersburg.This year’s Law Day theme: “To Win Equality by Law: Brown v. Board at 50” was showcased in posters by elementary school students lining the room.Archer’s remarks highlighted the importance of Brown, and recognized the significance of the work that lawyers do day-in and day-out.The 2004 Liberty Bell Award recipient was Elder Clarence Welch, former teacher for Pinellas County Schools and the pastor of Prayer Tower Church of God in Christ. Judge George W. Greer was presented the Judicial Appreciation Award. The Young Lawyers Scholarship went to Robert Duncan.Also recognized at the luncheon was this year’s recipient of the Judge Frank H. White Diversity Scholarship, Theresa Jean-Pierre.Dade County Bar honors firm for pro bono work FRLS honors volunteer lawyers June 15, 2004 Regular News The spring issue of The Minority Law Journal has recognized Phelps Dunbar for having the highest percentage of African-American lawyers among the 250 largest law firms in the United States.In its annual survey of minority hiring at the nation’s big firms, The Minority Law Journal reported that Phelps Dunbar, which has an office in Tampa, led the nation with the highest percentage of African-American lawyers, at 9.2 percent.The survey was based on data collected by The National Law Journal as part of its census of the country’s 250 largest firms. Two-hundred and thirty six firms, the most ever, provided minority statistics as of September 2003. Phelps Dunbar has been ranked among the top firms in this category the past three years. The firm was first in 2002, among the top three last year, and reclaimed the top spot this year. Phelps Dunbar also received the first ever Defense Research Institute (DRI) National Diversity Award in 2002 to recognize outstanding achievements in the area of diversity.Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of over 240 attorneys. Aside from Tampa, the firm also has offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo, and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston, Texas; and London.Historical Society to meet in Bocacenter_img Aaron Resnick and Joshua Spector, associates at Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., recently hosted a young associates breakfast with United States District Court for Southern District of Florida Judge Federico A. Moreno, at Gunster Yoakley’s Miami office.The event was part of the monthly breakfasts that Resnick and Spector are hosting for the area’s young lawyers.Judge Moreno entertained questions about his experiences on the bench and in practice, and offered insight and advice for young associates.Lee County Bar opens referral service The intellectual property law firm of Malloy & Malloy received the “Outstanding Law Firm” award from the Dade County Bar Association’s “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Project.Malloy & Malloy was recognized “for outstanding pro bono contributions,” including “providing pro bono services through individual case acceptance and participation at clinics.”The firm also raised cash for “Put Something Back” by selling Christmas trees on a vacant lot next to their office building on Coral Way near Brickell Avenue during December.The award was accepted by John Cyril Malloy III and Jennie S. Malloy at the association’s 15th Annual Awards Luncheon May 26.Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas was the keynote speaker.“We are proud to give back to our community in the noble tradition of our profession,” John Malloy said.“Put Something Back” is a joint pro bono project of the Dade County Bar Association and the 11th Judicial Circuit.Its 7000-plus members and 225 law firm participants provided tens of thousands of hours of free civil legal services to over 5,000 disadvantaged residents of Miami-Dade County in the past year.Judge Moreno visits with young lawyers Sarasota attorney Mary Alice Jackson has been named the recipient of Stetson University College of Law’s 2004 Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Public Service Award.Jackson is chair of the Hospice of Southwest Florida Board of Directors, former chair of the Bar’s Elder Law Section, and a member and leader of many service and professional organizations.“In today’s legal world where business acumen is sometimes given more play than the tired phrase ‘professionalism,’ it’s particularly significant that awards are given which recognize public service,” Jackson said. “Stetson has been a wonderful leader in promoting public service among its student body within its curriculum and its extracurricular activities.”The award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in public service.“I’m grateful for, and stand in no little awe of, the example he has given to attorneys both as a member of the Bar and of our society, and hope to live up to the ideals which this award represents,” Jackson said. Frederick B. Karl has been named the winner of the Ralph A. Marsicano Award, the highest award given by the City, County and Local Government Law Section.The award is given annually to a lawyer who has made significant contributions over a period of time to local government law in the State of Florida.Described by the section as “a legend in Florida local government,” Karl’s most recent local government contribution was as city attorney of Tampa. He has also served as city attorney for Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach and attorney to the Volusia County School Board, and special counsel to Hillsborough County, as well as county administrator and county attorney of Hillsborough County. The County Government Center of Hillsborough County also bears his name, The Fred Karl Administration Center.Karl also is a former justice of the Florida Supreme Court, and former state senator.Jackson wins Stetson’s Smith Award The Lee County Bar Association began operation of its new lawyer referral service June 1.Previously, The Florida Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service handled all calls from Lee County.Lee County Bar Executive Director Dinah Leach said she anticipates the new service will field approximately 12,000 phone calls a year, and the LCBA has hired a full-time LRS coordinator to handle all inquiries.The hours of operation for the new Lee County referral service will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Referral calls may be made to (239) 334-4491.Lee County attorneys interested in joining the service may either download the application from or may call (239) 334-0047.Florida mediators presents annual involvement awards The Lakeland Bar Association recently presented its annual Jerry DeVane Award to Sam Crosby in honor of his professionalism and its first annual Golden Badge Award to Lakeland Police Officer Jamey Henderson, in recognition of the countless volunteer hours he devoted to youth football programs through the Police Athletic League.The award presented to Sam Crosby states “Jerry A. DeVane Award to Samuel G. Crosby in recognition of his exemplary scholarship, professionalism and collegiality in the practice of law.”The youth football programs led by Officer Henderson provide opportunities for young men who might otherwise be unable to afford to participate. Henderson has been a member of the Lakeland Police Department since October 1997, and prior to joining the force worked with youth in various capacities, serving as a counselor for disabled youth and adults to being an assistant program director for Department of Juvenile Justice contracted halfway houses.Karl wins Marsicano Award The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators’ Community Involvement Committee recently presented its First Annual Community Involvement Awards at the academy’s annual education conference in Orlando.“The board hopes to identify and recognize creative ADR-related programs which help educate Florida residents and students about the benefits of mediation and the mediation profession with small community outreach grants and Community Involvement Awards,” said Bruce A. Blitman, chair of the community involvement committee.The honorees included:• Reichert House Mediation Training Program in Gainesville, an after school mentoring and development program designed for 72 high-risk youth, who are in need of responsibility through organized activities and teamwork.• The Young Diplomats of Ft. Lauderdale, a collaboration between the Broward County Bar Association and the School Board of Broward County’s Diversity and Cultural Outreach Department which promotes conflict resolution, mediation, and respect for all people in their schools and communities.• The Juvenile Offender Mediation Program in Lake City that works to expedite the handling of cases involving juvenile offenders and provides opportunities for victims and alleged offenders to reach mutually acceptable resolutions within a much shorter time frame and provide relief from overcrowded court dockets.• Michael Scholz Memorial Charitable Fund in Miami that provides life-enhancing, hands-on experiences and assistance for individuals of diverse needs and backgrounds. This past summer, the Fund sponsored a two-week summer camp at the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas Biscayne Nature Center for 42 inner-city children.• Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice in Delray Beach. Titled “Bridging Cultural Gaps to Violence Prevention and Intervention,” this program seeks to address the link between students’ awareness of violence and its prevention and their ability to relearn behavioral attitudes to violent behavior.• St. Johns County Collaborative Family Law Group, Inc., in St. Augustine. This group of family law attorneys represent parties in dissolution of marriage actions, in a non-adversarial setting, the group seeks to promote the benefits of the collaborative process to parties in need of family law attorneys —especially to minor children.As part of the recognition, the honorees also received $250 community involvement grants.Blitman said the academy hopes to continue with this new tradition for many years to come.“Please help us find exceptional programs like this year’s recipients,” he said. “If you are involved in such a program, please contact our Community Involvment Committee. Similarly, if you are an academy member with a proposal for creating and developing a new ADR-related project in your community, furnish our committee with a detailed outline of your proposal.”Contact Blitman at (954) 437-3446 or [email protected] honors its volunteers Second District Court of Appeal Chief Judge Chris W. Altenbernd delivered the Law Day address to a packed county commission board room in Highlands County.Judge Altenbernd described his work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1969, his sophomore year at Harvard, when he lived and worked with the black community in Greenville, Mississippi. He said that he would put the children on school busses, “hoping they would come back.”He said Brown v. Board of Education “was one of the great times when our faith was tested,” and told the audience about the time when he made the near fatal mistake of taking a truckload of black children to the local Dairy Queen. The owners did not want to serve the black children, and did so ever so slowly, taking enough time to allow the store to recruit some help. Before the order was done, Altenbernd and his 7-year-old children had company, two pickup trucks of guys with ax handles and guns. Judge Altenbernd said he drove away quickly.Judge Altenbernd stated that “ Brown is a wonderful topic because it allows us to examine our faith in both our ideals and our laws in a context in which we can learn from our failures and celebrate our successes.”Lakeland Bar honors volunteers Bar President-elect Designate Alan Bookman recently addressed the Citrus-Hernando Inn of Court.Bookman joined the members of the inn for dinner at Glen Lakes Country Club and then talked about the recently completed legislative session and fielded a variety of questions from the audience.The Citrus-Hernando Inn of Court was created in 1999 by a core group of attorneys from the two counties who were interested in improving the skills, ethics, and professionalism of attorneys and in providing their colleagues an opportunity to meet regularly with other lawyers in an informal setting to provide educational experiences to improve and enhance the abilities of both lawyers and judges.This 60-member group meets monthly to “break bread” and hold programs and discussions that promote interaction and collegiality among all legal professionals.Attorneys in the Citrus-Hernando area who are interested in becoming a member of this Inn of Court may contact the Inn Administrator Gerrie Bishop at (352) 754-4284.last_img read more

East Islip Cold Case Murder Solved After 28 Years

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Raed Innab, 46, charged with second-degree murder for the Aug. 21, 1984 stabbing death of 32-year-old Darwish Ali DarwishNew York State police are crediting forensic technological advancements and sticktoitiveness for solving a murder investigation after 28 years this week.Troopers arrested Raed Innab, 46, and charged him with second-degree murder for the Aug. 21, 1984 stabbing death of 32-year-old Darwish Ali Darwish, who had been convicted of killing the suspect’s uncle.Both men were from Brooklyn. Darwish was found suffering from stab wounds along Hecksher State Parkway in East Islip and later died at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.Darwish, a married and the father of three children, had just been released after serving a 7-year prison term for first-degree manslaughter in the death of Carl Innab.Darwish was free on bail following his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials on an illegal residency charge shortly after his release from prison.Authorities had been received an anonymous telephone call warning that Darwish would be killed by a member of Innab’s family before Darwish was convicted in 1976, according to a report in The New York Times from the time.Investigators ask anyone who may have information regarding this investigation to contact the New York State Police Major Crimes Unit at 631-756-3390.last_img read more