PAPD: Attempted murder suspect being sought locally

first_imgA man wanted for attempted murder may be hiding in Port Arthur, authorities said.The Port Arthur Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating Eren Jacory Wilson (aka “Stank”), who has an outstanding attempted murder warrant out of Opelousas, La. PAPD is being assisted by U.S. Marshals, who can contact them at 409-839-2581.Crime Stoppers of SETX can be reached at 409-833-TIPS (8477). You won’t be asked your name and may be eligible for a cash reward. Make an anonymous tip by downloading the P3 Tips app on a smartphone. Police said Wilson is a person of interest in numerous crimes in Port Arthur and surrounding areas, adding the suspect is known to spend time in Port Arthur, Orange and the Houston area.Police describe Wilson as a black male with light to medium skin tone, 5’ 09” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.center_img Those with information on Wilson’s whereabouts, call the Criminal Investigation Division at 409-983-8624 or 409-983-8600 after business hours.last_img read more

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Original Memphis Stars Montego Glover and Chad Kimball Reunite at Only Make Believe Gala

first_imgMontego Glover and Chad Kimball perform together (Photos: Alan Perlman) Marc Kudisch performs. View Comments Montego Glover Star Files The nonprofit organization Only Make Believe, which creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities, held its annual gala on November 5 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Only Make Believe honored two-time Tony-winning Memphis co-creator Joe DiPietro. Upcoming Celebrity Autobiography star Rachel Dratch hosted the event that featured performances by Tony-nominated Memphis stars Montego Glover and Chad Kimball as well as current Girl From the North Country star and Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, who was seen off-Broadway in DiPietro’s musical The Thing About Men. The gala raised over $650,000 for the nonprofit. Check out the photos below to celebrate DiPietro! Upcoming Celebrity Autobiography star Rachel Dratch hosted the night. Chad Kimball Only Make Believe honoree Joe DiPietro.last_img read more

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Community College of Vermont to hold 49th Commencement on June 4 in Northfield

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Community College of Vermont will hold its 49th commencement ceremony at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House on June 4, 2016. The ceremony will begin at 2 pm. This year, over 500 students from across the state will be awarded associate degrees. Students representing all 14 Vermont counties will be graduating along with students from 12 other states and 18 countries. Also among the graduates are 41 veterans and active duty military. The youngest graduate is 17 and the oldest is 66.The College is pleased to announce that Mark Redmond, executive director of Spectrum Youth and Family Services will deliver this year’s commencement address. Since 2003, Redmond has led Spectrum, which works to empower teenagers, young adults, and their families to make and sustain positive changes through prevention, intervention, and life skills services. In addition to his work at Spectrum, Redmond is a storyteller, a writer for The Huffington Post, and the author of The Goodness Within: Reaching out to Troubled Teens with Love and Compassion.CCV graduation 2013 with Governor Shumlin.The student speaker for the 2016 commencement is CCV-Upper Valley student Ashley M. Andreas. Andreas grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Milton Hershey School and Millersville University. After traveling and having her daughter Daliah, she returned to school at CCV in order to gain the tools necessary to become a leader. Andreas has become an active member of the Community of Student Representatives and a work-study, and earned the 2015 Leadership Scholarship for the Upper Valley center. Passionate about politics, she is on the executive committee of a political group that helps young people participate in local government and organizes voter registration drives for students. She is currently running for House of Representatives in White River Junction. Andreas is graduating with an A.S. in Business and plans to finish her second A.S. in Environmental Science at CCV in Spring 2017.Tom Stearns of Wolcott will receive the 2016 Community Service Award. Stearns is passionate about Vermont’s agricultural community. He is the founder and head seedsman of High Mowing Organic Seeds, and is also involved with the Center for an Agricultural Economy and Slow Money Vermont. Stearns recently won the Vermont Small Business Person of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.Brad Houk of Bellows Falls will receive the 2016 Faculty Community Service Award. Houk has many fascinating experiences to his credit, including writing a thesis based on a bicycle journey through China, living in the Navajo nation, performing with a mime theater company, and founding a wrestling magazine. He currently teaches at Green Mountain Union High School, Riverside Middle School, and CCV, where he uses mapping to integrate place-based experiential learning with community engagement and service-learning to inspire students, improve student retention, and change public policy.CCV President Joyce Judy will officiate the event and members of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees will be in attendance.CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving over 7,000 students each semester.  With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, our students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access our degree and certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.last_img read more

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FreshTracks Capital increases support of THINKMD in recent financing round

first_imgFreshTracks Capital LP,THINKMD,Vermont Business Magazine FreshTracks Capital III, LP has further invested in Burlington-based THINKMD, a registered Vermont Benefit Corporation. THINKMD is a global healthcare innovation company founded by University of Vermont Medical Center pediatricians Barry Finette and Barry Heath.  THINKMD’s first product, MEDSINC, is a point-of-care clinical assessment tool that enables a minimally-skilled user to gather patient information, assess the severity of an illness, and provide approved triage and treatment recommendations. MEDSINC increases healthcare capacity by empowering users worldwide to play a more active role in the healthcare of those they serve. The platform has been tested alongside world-class partners on four continents and will soon be deployed in the company’s first commercial rollout. THINKMD first began working with FreshTracks in 2015 when co-founder and Managing Director, Cairn Cross coached Barry Finette through the LaunchVT Business Pitch competition.  Later that year, FreshTracks became an early investor in the company and has worked with the team providing strategic advice and input on an ongoing basis since then. “With 39 companies added to our portfolio during the past 17 years, we are continually seeking to invest in businesses that have a meaningful and positive impact not only on Vermont, but on the rest of the world”, said Cairn Cross, “We believe that THINKMD will change the way healthcare is delivered globally, and that the company is positioned to grow and prosper here in our state while creating meaningful high-paying jobs for Vermonters.” “As our largest investor to date, FreshTracks has been an invaluable local partner to THINKMD in our startup phase,” said THINKMD founder, Barry Finette. “As we continue to achieve milestones and scale, we look forward to continued strategic and advisory support from the FreshTracks team. FreshTracks joins strategic investor DAI in this new round of capital.  Since 1970, DAI has worked in more than 150 countries delivering results across the spectrum of international development contexts. DAI tackles fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability and works with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies. About FreshTracks CapitalFreshTracks Capital is a Vermont-focused investment fund that uses venture capital to generate positive economic, social, environmental and community impacts.  Across its four funds, totaling more than $45 million, FreshTracks has invested in 39 companies and generated hundreds of high-paying jobs in various Vermont business sectors including Software, Internet & Mobile Technologies, Consumer Products, Food and Beverage, Healthcare IT & Services, High-Tech Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency, Solar, and Green Technologies. FreshTracks is deeply involved in the local innovation economy, and hosts two flagship events for entrepreneurs and investors, including Peak Pitch, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to investors during a day of skiing, and Road Pitch, a state-wide week-long motorcycle tour for investors to field new business pitches in 10 communities around Vermont.  The firm was founded in 2000 by Cairn Cross and Charlie Kireker, and is currently managed by General Partners Cairn Cross, Lee Bouyea and T.J. Whalen.  FreshTracks is actively investing out of its newly launched fund, FreshTracks Capital IV.     Learn more at: www.freshtrackscap.com(link is external)  About THINKMDTHINKMD is a global healthcare innovation company focused on developing solutions that expand quality healthcare coverage for everyone, everywhere. Founded by two pediatricians, the THINKMD team combines expertise in software development, public and global health, international business and data analytics. Leveraging evidence-based medicine and next-generation technology, THINKMD works to increase healthcare capacity, evolve healthcare delivery, and collect and analyze critical public health data that will improve clinical outcomes, healthcare management, and decision making globally. THINKMD is a registered benefit corporation. Learn more at: www.thinkmd.org(link is external).Source: Shelburne, Vermont: FreshTracks Capital 2.14.2017last_img read more

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Tabling Time At Rosie’s

first_imgJoin The Independent and Rosie’s in Amagansett for Tabling Time, a series of storytelling evenings throughout the month of October. Guests are invited to share a story, or listen in, while enjoying a locally sourced meal. Each event takes place each Thursday, and will include special guests telling tales about a different topic of discussion.         The event will kick off with “Birth and Rebirth” and will feature story telling by The Independent’s Associate Editor Bridget LeRoy and her daughter writer, director, and actress Georgia Warner. Warner has worked on and off-Broadway, and on TV shows including “Law & Order” and HBO’s “The Deuce,” and at local theaters including Bay Street and Guild Hall. Lynn Blumenfeld of the Montauk-based agency Blumenfeld + Fleming, also known as Lynn Blue, local music legend, will share her experience with “Rebirth.”         During the evening guests will enjoy a locally sourced three-course meal from Rosie’s notable co-head chefs Leo Mamaril and Josh Cohen. Mamaril previously worked at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Cohen at Gem and The Flower Shop. Menu items include items like panzanella, kale salad, brick chicken, or MKT fish. And for dessert enjoy a choice of ganache or poached pear. The storytelling and food is meant to inspire all five senses. Rosie’s co-owners, Christina Isaly and Frank Trentacoste, source food from Bhumi Farm, which is also owned by Trentacoste.         It’s real stories told by real people. In between courses those who sign up will share a story that is three to five minutes on a specific topic. Topics include “Wisdom” on October 10, “Love” on October 17, “Sacrifice” on October 24, and “Death/Fear” on Halloween, October 31.“Toy Story” screenwriter, NPR host, and producer Alec Sokolow will share his “Wisdom.” Astrologist Monte Farber, artist and performer Fred Raimondo, and writer Heather Buchanan will all tell stories about “Love.” Four-time Emmy-award winning producer and writer Angela LaGreca will discuss “Sacrifice.” On Halloween, Taylor Berry, the founder of Berry & Co bookstore will lead “Death/Fear.” Stay tuned for more as we announce more special guests.If you’re interested in telling your story at any of our storytelling nights, please email amy@indyeastend.com.For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/IndyStorytellingjessica@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Green investment as BOC doubles hydrogen capacity

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Nova Scotia, France team up for tidal research

first_imgIllustration (Photo: MRC) The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and France Energies Marines (FEM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research projects to improve technologies and applications for tidal energy in the Bay of Fundy and off the coast of France.The MoU focuses on areas that will contribute to a better understanding of environmental and socio-economic conditions for marine renewable energy development, associated technology systems, and ways to reduce the cost of turbine installation.Nova Scotia Energy Minister, Michel Samson, said: “Combining resources and research expertise from both sides of the Atlantic will advance our leadership in tidal energy development to the benefit of Nova Scotians and all Canadians. This partnership will increase the value of every research dollar and create more opportunities for local companies to grow.”Yann-Hervé De Roeck, General Director at FEM, added: “Reducing GHG emissions by developing renewable energy sources has global benefits, so it’s important that different jurisdictions work together to develop the industry. Through this collaboration we hope to reduce the costs of harnessing tidal power to eventually make it more competitive with other forms of energy.”Through strategic partnerships with academia, government, and industry, OERA and FEM lead research efforts that enable the sustainable development of energy resources, and bring them closer to market.last_img read more

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Brexit: the stakes are too high not to shake our bad habits

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access 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 To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN 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 Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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