Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Bust

first_imgParticipating in an anti-drunken driving sweep Friday night in East Hampton Town and Village, New York State troopers ended up arresting a Riverhead man on a felony cocaine possession charge.Marcus Johnson, 40, was pulled over on Main Street near Buell Lane because his vehicle allegedly did not have taillights. After searching the car, New York State police reported finding over a gram of cocaine, along with a digital scale. Johnson was also charged with a misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia for the scale.For Johnson, the felony charge may have life-changing implications. He has two prior drug-related felony convictions on his record. He was arraigned Saturday before East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky, who told Johnson that because of his prior felony convictions, “I have no authority to set bail. I must remand you.”Johnson became distraught. He told the judge, through Brian DeSesa, the attorney representing him for the arraignment, that he had been told by state police that he was eligible for bail. Johnson asked to see the law itself. DeSesa showed him the penal lawgoverning such cases, which precludes local judges from setting bail for multiple repeat felony offenders when they are charged with a new felony.Johnson asked to speak to Justice Tekulsky, who cautioned him that their words were being recorded, and could be used in a trial. Johnson said he had been clean for 16 years. “I had a clean life. I have not committed a crime. Not one crime,” he said. He repeated that the troopers had told him he would be released. “I’m no angel. But at what point do you get to change your life, after 16 years?” He then added, “I can never change, no matter what. I have an addiction.”“I have no idea what was told to you, or who told you, but I have no choice,” Justice Tekulsky responded before ordering Johnson to be taken to county jail.Johnson was not the only man remanded without the possibility of bail after being arraigned Saturday. William Monteforte, 53, also has two prior felony convictions, and is now facing a third.Monteforte was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla west on Montauk Highway in Napeague when an officer pulled him over Saturday morning. According to police, his license has been suspended or revoked 26 times since 2007. He was charged with unlicensed driving as a felony. Such a charge is triggered when the driver has 10 or more suspensions or revocations. According to statements made in court, Monteforte has already been convicted of this felony charge twice.Also arraigned Saturday was a Manhattan man, Scott Campbell, 32, who had been staying at Montauk Manor for the weekend with his fiancé. The two are scheduled to get married in Montauk this coming weekend. An altercation between the two erupted Friday night, and police were called. “This defendant allegedly held a pillow over the face of the victim,” Justice Tekulsky said.According to DeSesa, who was on hand to represent all those being arraigned Saturday, the alleged victim did not cooperate with the police and did not ask for a court order of protection against Campbell, who was charged with amisdemeanor, obstruction of breathing. Justice Tekulsky said that, while that might be true, he felt obliged to at least issue an order that Campbell refrain from any injurious actions against his fiancé, setting November 29 as Campbell’s day to return to court. That will allow the fiancé to speak to the district attorney’s office, which would need to happen if either the order of protection or the charge Campbell is facing were to be dropped. Campbell was released after posting $250 bail. Sharelast_img read more

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University of Maine Completes Ocean Engineering Lab Funding

first_imgThe University of Maine has received a USD 3.9 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation for the establishment of an ocean engineering and an advanced manufacturing laboratory on campus.The latest grant brings the total of funds raised for the Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory to almost USD 14 million.The ocean engineering laboratory will prototype coastal and offshore structures, including ships, aquaculture facilities, oil and gas structures, and ocean energy devices under extreme wave, wind and current environments.“We are investing in people and infrastructure that will support ocean engineering, and advanced manufacturing education and research, and grow Maine jobs,” said Gregory Powell, chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation.The total construction, equipping and start-up of the new laboratories over the first three years will cost more than USD 13.8 million.The Alfond Foundation naming gift will help complete the equipping of the facility, hire engineers for the start-up in 2015–16, and fund graduate and undergraduate students over three years to help start-up the facility.“These will be the only labs of their kind in Maine with world-class capabilities to educate students and conduct cutting-edge research and development,” said professor Habib Dagher, executive director of the UMaine Composites Center.“The R&D will support the growth of the ocean economies and shipbuilding sectors in Maine and the nation, as well as the growth of digital and additive manufacturing of thermoplastic composite materials.”last_img read more

GPLN boosts Spanish presence

first_imgFormed in 1915, Total Logistic Services has specialised in the management of industrial projects which allows it to offer turnkey logistics solutions in all the following sectors: oil and gas, power generation, petrochemicals, industrial plants, mining, etc.Other Spanish members of the GPLN include Scan-Trans Project Services, Altius Bilbao, and Altius Projects.last_img

World rolling stock market June 2012

first_imgArgentina: Following delivery by Emfer, a sixth EMU comprising four refurbished vehicles and four new double-deck cars (RG 4.11 p9) has entered service on the Sarmiento commuter route in Buenos Aires. Australia: On May 1 Wabtec announced an order for its MotivePower subsidiary to deliver 10 standard gauge MP33C diesel locomotives to the Cfcla Rail leasing joint venture of CFCL Australia and Marubeni Corp during 2013. Austria: ÖBB has put into service 10 coaches refurbished with 24 bicycle spaces and 36 seats. The Regio-Biking cars will serve popular cycling routes in summer and carry skis in winter. China: Within four months of the order being placed, CNR Xi’an has delivered 500 GQ70 tank wagons to China National Petroleum. CSR Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric has won a 280m yuan contract to supply traction equipment for trains ordered for Chongqing Line 6. Czech Republic: RegioJet has bought 12 Am61 coaches from SBB. India: Chicago-based leasing firm GATX Corp has entered the Indian market with the purchase of 10 rakes of 45 container wagons which its GATX India subsidiary will lease to Arshiya Rail Infrastructure for 10 years. Italy: Tenders close on June 15 for two contracts totalling €125bn to supply Trentialia with 70 EMUs, each able to seat 280 passengers, with an option for 20 more, and 40 DMUs with 130 seats, also with an option for 20 more sets. Trenitalia hopes to sign both deals by the end of this summer. Japan: Knorr-Bremse has won a ‘major order’ to supply braking systems for the 23 Series E6 high speed tilting trainsets which are scheduled to enter service with JR East between Tokyo and Akita in early 2013. Namibia: Last month CSR Yangtze completed delivery of open wagons to Namibia under its first African order, placed in October 2011. Poland: Zachodniopomorskie voivodship has awarded Newag a 24m zloty contract to supply a pair of two-car DMUs for use on cross-border services into Germany from August 2014. Lubelskie voivodship has ordered a two-car SA137 DMU from Newag for 19·7m złoty. ZKM Gdansk has taken delivery of the last of 46 ex-Dortmund N8C trams rebuilt by Modertrans with a low-floor centre section. Pomorskie voivodship has awarded ZNTK MM and Pesa a 21·4m złoty contract to modernise three EN57 EMUs bought from PR. Russia: Global Container Service Group is taking delivery of 224 flat wagons from TMH’s Engels plant for use by its intermodal subsidiary Ruscon on routes from the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. On May 18 Federal Passenger Co ordered eight type 61-4445 and 70 type 61-4447 coaches from TMH’s Tver plant. The 160 km/h cars with Knorr-Bremse brakes will be allocated to Moscow and St Petersburg. October Railway is taking delivery of 52 ED4M EMU cars from TMH’s Demikhovo plant and also ET4A units from Torzhok. Metrovagonmash has begun series production of 632 Type 81-760/761 cars for delivery to Moscow Metro by the end of 2013. Track-friendly bogies are designed to provide quieter running and lower maintenance costs than the vehicles they will replace, and despite better acceleration they are expected to be more energy efficient. Sweden: Having paid SKr20m for a 30% stake in freight operator RushRail which has a major forest products transport contract with Trätåg, Bure has ordered seven Bombardier Traxx F140AC electric freight locomotives for delivery by the end of the year at a cost of €24m. Euromaint has been awarded a renewed and expanded contract to manage stores inventory on behalf of Inlandsbanan, which said the agreement offers greater control of stock and component processing, enabling the operator to focus on core activities. Ukraine: KVSZ has obtained type approval for a prototype metro trainset equipped with asynchronous drive. UK: Merseytravel is to appoint a project director to oversee the procurement of a fleet of suburban EMUs for the Merseyrail 750 V DC third rail network centred on Liverpool. Tendering for 150 to 250 cars is planned for this year, with delivery scheduled by 2017. Transport for London is seeking expressions of interest in the supply of eight three or four-car DMUs to increase capacity on London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking line from 2013. USA: Progress Rail Services is to supply RailAmerica’s San Joaquin Valley Railroad with four PR30B low-emission locomotives repowered with Caterpillar 3516C-HD engines. Uzbekistan: Using a loan from China’s Exim bank, national railway UTY has placed a US$42m order for 11 CNR Dalian electric freight locomotive sections.last_img read more

Overpass review

first_imgOverpass is the new offroad simulator developed by Zordix Racing and published by Nacon. It puts you in the shoes of a rookie setting out in the competitive offroad arena. As driving games go this one is pretty unique and you’ll need to forget everything you thought you knew about how to drive.Before you enter the game proper there is an optional tutorial that I highly recommend you finish before diving into the main game. Here you will learn the basics of controlling your vehicle but more importantly some vital tips on how to approach the various obstacles the game will throw at you.Watch the Overpass gameplay spotlight trailer below:Amongst other things you’ll be taught how to enter and exit obstacles without wrecking your vehicles, when to engage or disengage your differential (I still don’t know what this is!) and gain some very handy hints on how to get up a hill. It is vital that you remember these lessons as some of the levels you’ll come up against are brutally hard, even in the earlier parts of the game.Once you start a race season you are presented various options via a serviceable but far from beautiful control hub of sorts. Here you can accept sponsorship deals, enter the garage to upgrade your vehicles and of course choose which event you want to take part in next.The events vary from open arenas where there is a laid out course for you to follow to gruelling hill climb events. The non-hill climb events are filled with various obstacles for you to navigate including fallen logs, seesaws, piles of tires, concrete tubes and massive mud piles to name but a few. Whilst they might not sound exciting each offers its own unique challenge to overcome and they are all perfectly capable of ruining your vehicle if you approach them in the wrong fashion.You will gain a time penalty for trying to skip the obstacles, for going out of bounds or failing to enter each obstacle by going between the red flags that act as the entry point. The game can feel very unforgiving with these penalties, there are times when I would swear that I hadn’t touched a flag but still gained a penalty and there are still some obstacles that I keep failing and I’m yet to figure out why.Credit: Nacon / Zordix RacingI found the hill climb events especially challenging and rage quit more than once, there is only so much time I can spend trying to get up the same ten foot hill before enough is enough. This isn’t a criticism and just reinforces my point from the beginning, that there are lots of lessons to be learned here. Your vehicles will also sustain damage if you treat them too roughly and this seriously affects their handling so it’s important to remember to look after them by completing the obstacles the game throws at you in the proper way.If you manage to place in the top three of an event you will unlock a reward linked to the event. This could be a new vehicle, a new part upgrade or new cosmetics for your driver. If you manage to place in the top tier at the end of the season you will be able to take part in the world championship for some even better rewards and the chance to move on to the next division.The vehicles themselves are split into two classes, buggies and quads. The buggies and quads handle very differently to each other and require you to master even more skills in order to be successful with both. Within each class are various different models that all have different stats and are presumably better in different situations than each other. Despite trying out most of the vehicles I didn’t notice any real difference between them, nor did I notice any real benefit once I’d applied any upgrades. This might be because I simply wasn’t good enough at Overpass to take advantage of them but I can’t help think that most players would feel the same way as myself.Credit: Zordix Racing DevelopmentVisually, Overpass sits in the middle ground of gaming, it is neither ugly nor beautiful (even on max settings) and after a few hours of playing the levels did seem to all blend into one. I also noticed a few instances of the wheels clipping into the main body of the buggies, it’s far from game-breaking but once I’d seen this happen I couldn’t stop noticing it.One thing that did really bug me about the game was the sound the buggies make. First off they all seem to sound the same regardless of vehicle choice. Secondly, they all sound like a garden strimmer that is being overworked. I tell no lie when I say that I actually looked out of my window to see who might be gardening at nighttime before I realised the sound that was annoying me was coming out of my speakers. This lack of different sound and the fact that most of the vehicles felt exactly the same to me made the whole experience feel somewhat soulless.The level of difficulty can vary wildly between events and I found myself coming top of the field in some only to fail to finish in the next event. If you hadn’t guessed already the hill climbs are my nemesis. Even the ‘easier’ levels are still challenging and there is a great sense of achievement once you manage to make it to the end of a course regardless of your finishing position.Credit: Nacon / Zordix RacingTo sum up, Overpass is a fairly decent game that offers a substantial challenge. Once you’ve learned that simply putting your foot down and rushing is only going to achieve a broken vehicle things get a bit easier but the game always forces you to think. It looks good enough overall. I don’t think it’s going to appeal to everyone as it’s not initially as much fun as more mainstream driving titles but I don’t feel this is the market the game is trying to attract.If you like your driving games to be a bit different and require you to put some thought into them then this could well be worth a look. I’d also recommend it if you’re already into the offroad scene as it definitely approaches the sport in a serious manner. Anyhow enough from me, I’ve got another massive hill to try and climb before I go to bed!Overpass was reviewed using a digital code provided by the publisher.Publisher: Nacon Developer: Zordix Racing Release Date: 27th February 2020 Reviewed On: PC Also Available On: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4last_img read more

Dairylea members approve merger with DFA

first_imgDuring a special meeting Feb. 5 in Syracuse, New York, members of Dairylea Cooperative Inc. approved the proposed merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). The merger will become official on April 1, and combines Dairylea’s Northeast-based 1,200 members with DFA’s 13,000 nationwide dairy farmer members. The cooperatives have enjoyed a successful working relationship since DFA was formed in 1998. Working together, Dairylea and DFA have created efficiencies in milk assembly, transportation and marketing, as well as joint management of Farm Services and membership operations in the Northeast.“In many ways, it will just be business as usual as we expand upon the working relationship DFA and Dairylea have established over the past 15 years,” said Rick Smith, DFA president and chief executive officer.advertisementadvertisementGreg Wickham, Dairylea’s chief executive officer, highlighted that the merger brings brands, plants and end products back to Dairylea members while maintaining the values, strategic goals and vision of Dairylea.“This merger makes sense because DFA and Dairylea share strategic goals, our values align, our missions are similar, and our vision is the same,” Wickham said.“Dairy farmers take pride in producing milk for consumer products and merging with DFA allows us to take our capital and assist with growing existing plants and brands to feed the world.”According to William Beeman, Dairylea chairman and president, “Dairylea has a proud past, and this merger with DFA will ensure a promising future for our members.”A DFA news release states that, although it is a national cooperative, its grassroots structure ensures the Cooperative’s Northeast Area Council will maintain local governance familiar to Dairylea members.advertisementWhen the merger takes effect, Dairylea’s nearly 300 employees will become employees of DFA and continue to provide service to Northeast dairy farms out of the offices currently shared by both Cooperatives in Syracuse.There will be no disruption in operations or milk procurement in the Northeast, according to DFA. PD—From DFA news releaselast_img read more


first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’BUZZER BEATER ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Wednesday, October 25, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]Kia Picanto coach’s hands ‘tied to mgt decisions’ KIA Picanto head coach Chris Gavina admitted that he is frustrated with reports that his team is set to trade their top overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft to San Miguel Beermen.In an interview during the Draft Combine on Monday, Gavina said that, as much as he wants Picanto to keep the draft rights, his hands are tied to the decision of the team management.“In my position, you got to kind of live with what you can get sometimes and really just look to how we’re going to improve with what we have,” said Gavina, who took over the chores from former playing coach Manny Pacquiao.“It comes down to really development,” he added. “We’ve already started with our skills training as early as last week, probably the first team that came back, so we moved forward from there.”It is nothing new if ever Picanto decides to give up its No. 1 pick for a number of role players from All-Filipino champion Beermen, Gavina said.“When I first took over in 2015, we gave up our pick and we got legitimate veterans for it, and wounded up having a great season,” Gavina said. “So whatever happens, I’m really looking to add some veteran leadership on this team.”“If we can get that, I think we’ll be able to form a formidable team next year,” he added. “I’d love to keep the pick, but you know, there’s some higher powers that be that might not agree.”With the unexpected injury to backup guard Solomon Mercado, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings guard LA Tenorio was forced to play lengthy minutes during their Game 5 win over Meralco Bolts on Sunday.From his usual below 30 minutes of playing time, the former Gilas Pilipinas guard logged in 40 minutes on Sunday, where he finished with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.“Actually Coach Tim was apologizing to me because of the extended minutes, but I told him it is just fine. This is the championship series. I can rest naman after the finals,” Tenorio said.“So if I have to play for 48 minutes (on Game 6), I’m ready,” added Tenorio. “I told coach Tim, even next game, I am ready to play lengthy minutes. We don’t have Sol now yet.”Tenorio, considered the league’s “Iron Man” for not missing a game since he entered in 2006, hopes that Kings can wrap up the championship series tonight for him to have his rest and deal with his injury.“We have to be aggressive for 48 minutes. We cannot be aggressive for three quarters or three-and-a-half quarters,” Tenorio said. “Hopefully, next game, madala namin ito. We know na what to do, so we did what we’re supposed to do.”“But for sure what we did in Game 5 was not enough for the next game,” he continued. “For sure, they’re (Bolts) going to adjust, so we just have to double our effort if we want to close out the series.”/PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Bacolod, Cebu squads rule 2019 nat’l tchoukball tilt

first_imgHe added: “In the past, we would win with a big score difference against their opponents but this time, the matches were very competitive and exciting. We have strong teams.”In the women’s division, CAV Butanding dominated Ikthus Sharks of Bacolod in the finals. Bacolod Ilahas Señoritas settled for a second runner-up finish.As national champions, Bacolod Ilahas Seniors and CAV Butanding Cebu earned the right to represent the Philippines in the World Tchoukball Championships 2019 to be held in Malaysia on August 8 to 10./PN BACOLOD Ilahas Seniors ruled the men’s division while the Christian Athletic Volunteers Butanding Cebu was hailed as the women’s champions in the National Tchoukball Championships 2019 at the STI-West Negros University Gym in Bacolod City.Bacolod Ilahas Seniors captured its sixth championship after defeating Manila Crickets in the men’s finals. Ikthus Sharks settled for second runner-up while Cebu CAV Butanding finished as third runner-up.Bacolod Ilahas Seniors head coach John Elray Jamelo said in an interview with Philippine News Agency that this year’s championship was the hardest for the team with their opponents already evolving.“Our team faced a tough challenge en route to the finals,” said Jamelo, who is also the national team coach. “This year’s national championship has shown the huge improvement in the quality of tchoukball in the country.”last_img read more

Like a Fish to Water

first_img Share Swim lessons kick off at municipal poolBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre“Relax. Relax.”Alberto Sosa repeated the word softly while holding up a child as she tried to float on her back at the Port Isabel Municipal Pool Tuesday morning. The girl’s legs tensed as she, with eyes closed, reached out towards the wall with one foot. Again, Sosa calmly repeated his call for her to relax. Slowly, Sosa moved his hands away and the girl remained, floating unassisted.“You’re doing it!” Sosa said with a smile. The little girl quickly realized what he meant and her legs once again went stiff, causing her to start sinking. Sosa deftly placed his hands underneath her shoulders again, before lifting her back up to perch along the wall with the other kids.It was the first day of summer swim lessons at the pool and Sosa had his hands full with children as young as 3-years-old and as old as 8. “Everybody did a good job,” he said afterwards, adding that the lessons had been “awesome.”“I tell them the word ‘relax.” I try to model a lot,” he said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedRio History: Who Dunnit?By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Jeff Erkenbrack and a friend were in the process of demolishing a six inch block wall to make room for an expansion of Running Etc., a sporting goods store located in Virginia Beach when they found the first artifacts: a collection of vintage beer…December 8, 2017In “News”Rio History: Treasure Hunting on South Padre IslandBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Our first story begins in a cloud of dust. Jeff Erkenbrack and a friend were in the process of demolishing a six inch block wall to make room for an expansion of Running Etc., a sporting goods store located in Virginia Beach when they…June 23, 2017In “News”Yzaguirre indicted on 23 countsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press A Cameron County Grand Jury has indicted Cameron County Tax Assessor – Collector Tony Yzaguirre on 23 counts including bribery, abuse of official capacity, official oppression and engaging in organized criminal activity. Tax office employees Jose Mireles and Pedro Garza were also named…January 29, 2016In “News”last_img read more