PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW.com) — After a night out drinking with a friend, the 27-year-old decided he was too intoxicated to drive home so he decided to sleep it off in a nearby dumpster.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW.com) — After a night out drinking with a friend, the 27-year-old decided he was too intoxicated to drive home so he decided to sleep it off in a nearby dumpster.
Above photo: Standish Fire-EMS Facebook On Tuesday, the four-member EMS crew were rushing to the hospital with dad and mom-to-be when the little one just couldn’t wait. With the help from the four EMT’s, the baby was born on the side of the road. STANDISH, Maine — All in a day’s work for this paramedic crew. The Standish Fire-EMS Department, about 20 miles Northwest of Portland, shared the exciting news to its Facebook page. Mom and baby are said to be doing fine. Have some good news to share? Send it to JEMS Managing Editor Jeff Frankel. Click Here To Email Me read more
For several Notre Dame students and faculty members, World Youth Day 2011 was a chance to unite with 1.5 million other Catholic youths — a reminder of the strength of the Catholic community. “One of the things we believe as Catholics is we are united in the body of Christ, but we rarely get to experience that,” Rev. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C., Associate Director of the Office of Vocations, said. “To be there with people from all over the world is this tangible experience, the fact that we really are not alone.” World Youth Day 2011, a week-long celebration of the Catholic faith with religious individuals from around the world, lasted from Aug. 16 to 21 in Madrid and included the participation of Pope Benedict XVI. After attending World Youth Day three times as a pilgrim, Gawrych returned to this summer’s event for the first time as a priest. “World Youth Day is a big part of my spiritual journey. It was at World Youth Day that I really accepted the Catholic faith as my own,” he said. “It’s so inspiring to be in crowds of 1.5 million young people who are Catholic and love Christ and are trying to follow Him.” Gawrych said World Youth Day impacted him in the same way it did when he was a pilgrim. “I still came back completely fired up, completely energized to try to do my best to serve Christ and to bring his message of hope to the world,” he said. Junior Mary Wheaton was already studying abroad in Angers, France, but she met up with the group traveling from the Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend. “A friend of mine from Ireland went to World Youth Day in Sydney and raved about it,” Wheaton said. “I’ve known for three years that I wanted to go to Madrid, and started my planning a year and a half ago to make it happen.” Wheaton said that while she attended all of the organized events, including concerts, talks and masses, the most memorable was the Stations of the Cross held in the streets of Madrid. “The way they organized it with religious art from all over Spain and the carrying of the World Youth Day cross by different groups of youths who have been affected by various hardships was beautiful,” she said. Gawrych said the Love and Life Centre where he worked was the largest home for English-speaking pilgrims, hosting about 80,000 individuals throughout the week. He said his favorite event of the week was the final mass with the Holy Father, which took place outdoors on the runways of an airport that was shut down for the weekend. “It starts Saturday night with a vigil and a prayer service, and the young people stay out there overnight, and in the morning there’s a big mass,” he said. Although she thought the planners were slightly disorganized in terms of planning the events, Wheaton agreed that the experience was a memorable one, and she would consider going to World Youth Day again in the future. “I had many good memories and met a lot of amazing people,” she said. “It really is something I would recommend.” read more
Keri O’Mara | The Observer The sixth annual Human Development Conference at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies will take place this weekend from Feb. 28 to March 1.The theme of this year’s student-led conference is “Transforming Development: New Actors, Innovative Technologies & Emerging Trends,” according to conference co-chair and senior Eddie Linczer.“No matter if your interest is healthcare or gender issues, failed states, emerging technologies, there is a wide range of panels,” he said. “There’s really something for everybody.”A main goal of the conference is to encourage discussion on the theme of forming development, Linczer said. He said he hopes the conference engages all the participants, who will come from Notre Dame, around the country and around the world.“I think a lot of Notre Dame students are involved in development, very interested in social justice and [they] have also been involved in Kellogg student programs, in the Center for Social Concern’s programs or in study abroad programs in the developing world,” Linczer said.Delegations will travel from places as far as India and Uganda. Dennis Haraszko, associate program director of the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, said Notre Dame maintains partnerships for research initiatives and programs with universities in these countries.“One of the ways we think we can support their work and support our interest in building a community of scholars interested in development is to partner with them and bring people from their university to participate in this conference,” Haraszko said.According to the Kellogg website, the theme of this year’s conference was inspired by the evolution of development and the constant introduction of new technologies. Linczer said he and his fellow co-chair, senior John Gibbons, were inspired by their time spent studying abroad in China.“In our time in the developed world, we really were fascinated by new inventions like SMS banking … and how these low-cost technologies are really transforming the way business can be conducted,” he said. “We’re really interested in new methodologies to measure the effectiveness of aid in development programs.”Linczer said the committee chose a broad theme in order to demonstrate inclusion to all forms of research, including science, engineering and policy.“Eddie and John basically wanted to think about how, what’s the best way to present new trends in development and what are some of the factors that are at play in international economic development,” Haraszko said.Haraszko said about six to seven subthemes revolve around the theme of transforming development, he said. These themes focus on collaboration, mobile technology, community interactions and projects with NGOs.“I just think it’s great to hear what the experience students have had, what research questions have sort of peaked their interest and then what they learned as they investigated those questions,” Haraszko said. “I think one of the main reasons to put on this conference is to encourage passion and interest in international development and in community development.“This conference provides a forum for students to become excited about the whole field. And I think to the extent that we can promote that, that’s what’s exciting.”The Human Development Conference allows students to gain interest in topics and issues of concern that then merit further investigation and further conversation, Haraszko said. If students gain interest and passion as a result, they can then pursue further training to answer their questions in greater depth, he said.“That’s the great piece of it in my mind,” Haraszko said. “I see this as the first step.”According to Therese Hanlon, events program manager of the Kellogg Institute, the conference averages around 200 to 300 students each year, and in the past, the administration has had to cut off registration due to capacity concerns.“We’re actually exceeding previous years right now in the pace of registrations and building at a fairly steady rate,” she said.The conference, which includes panel sessions, documentary screenings, posters and meals, begins at 2:30 p.m. Friday.To register for the conference, visit kellogg.nd.eduTags: business, development, Ford Program, Human Development Conference, Kellogg Institute, service read more
This year’s international students’ orientation, held on Aug. 1-2, included a number of different events to get international students acquainted with Notre Dame and the U.S.The orientation consisted of a welcome from Notre Dame International, a presentation from International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) on responsibilities students with an F-1 or J-1 visa should manage, student community-building activities with International Ambassadors and presentations from a myriad of campus resources.Leah Zimmer, the director of ISSA, said orientation looked a little different this year as a result of the pandemic. While Notre Dame usually welcomes around 350 guests –– including both students and parents –– only about a 100 guests were able to attend this year.“Because of travel restrictions and the suspension of visa processing at U.S. embassies, far fewer students were able to attend this year,” Zimmer said. “We look forward to welcoming students in the next week, if they are able to get a visa, or in spring 2021 or fall 2021.”Though classes are set to begin on Aug. 10, Zimmer said some international students have not been able to finalize their plans due to the pandemic. Notre Dame is still expecting the arrival of a number of international students in the coming weeks.Melanie Benítez, a first-year student from Colombia, was able to move into Pasquerilla West Hall on Aug. 1. However, leaving her country was a complicated process.“Coming to the U.S., even while being a citizen, was challenging because Colombia’s international borders are closed, which makes traveling way more difficult and expensive,” Benítez said.For first-year Nicolás López, also from Colombia, arriving to the U.S. was equally challenging. He was able to leave his country through a humanitarian flight offered to U.S. citizens. Even though he found “an easy exit,” López acknowledged other international students might not have his luck.“Colombia’s borders have been and will remain closed for the foreseeable future and have deprived many close friends of mine from traveling to the States and attending their respective colleges,” López said.Across the world, a myriad of countries have established flight restrictions in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This reality has hindered student’s plans to pursue an education away from their home countries. In addition, international students have been struggling to obtain visas amid the pandemic.As a result, Notre Dame announced it was providing first-year international students four different options to complete their education.In the event that international students cannot travel to the U.S., they can either choose to study away locally, defer for a semester or a year or take “other academic provisions” in which the student can fill out a request form to likely study online from their home country.The path towards attending Notre Dame might not be clear for several international students. However, despite the difficulties, López, who is pursuing a major in economics, said Notre Dame inspired him to overcome the challenges in his way.“Although coronavirus, took a rough toll on all of us high school seniors, Notre Dame was always an aspect in my life that encouraged me to push through,” he said. “I hope that coming here will grant me the chance to rediscover myself and make a family of my own.”Tags: Colombia, International students, ISSA, Leah Zimmer, visas read more
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert offered up a special musical treat for viewers on Friday night, when Tony winner Karen Olivo and Moulin Rouge! co-star Aaron Tveit appeared to show off a number from the new Broadway smash hit. The pair of stars sang the iconic Elton John tune “Your Song” for lucky viewers, in addition to sitting down to chat about the thrilling new show. Watch Olivo and Tveit show off below and make plans now to experience the excitement of Moulin Rouge! at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Star Files from $59.00 Moulin Rouge! The Musical Karen Olivo View Comments Related Shows Aaron Tveit read more
Vermont Business Magazine Last week, the Vermont Department of Taxes and the IRS began accepting tax returns for the 2016 tax year and there are a few changes the department would like taxpayers to know about. The department continues to experience a rise in attempted tax refund fraud, an alarming trend that mirrors what is happening in other states and at the federal level. State revenue departments and the IRS are implementing procedures to help protect the taxpayer’s money. Vermont taxpayers will be asked to provide a Vermont driver’s license or state-issued identification card number when filing. If the information is not provided and the department cannot verify your identity, this may delay the processing of a refund. In limited circumstances, the department will require identity confirmation before sending a refund, and will send verification letters to the physical address listed on the tax return. This letter will provide instructions on how to verify return information to complete the processing of a refund. To complete this request, taxpayers will not be asked to enter a social security number. Submitting the requested information over the phone or at www.myVTax.vermont.gov(link is external) will verify the refund request and allow the department to proceed with processing the refund.“One of the most concerning frauds we see is the filing of false tax returns in order to generate a refund. We have controls in place to identify suspicious refund requests and in some cases the department will need to take additional steps to ensure that the refunds we issue are going to the right person. We ask that taxpayers work with us as we balance the goals of customer service, speedy refunds and fraud prevention. Providing your Vermont Driver’s license number and responding to verification letters helps protect your refund and prevent fraud” says Commissioner Kaj Samsom.The most efficient and secure way to file Vermont tax returns continues to be electronic filing and direct deposit to an existing bank account is the fastest way to receive a refund. Taxpayers who are eligible for free online filing will find more information about Free File, on the department’s website at www.tax.vermont.gov(link is external). Taxpayers who e-file generally receive their refunds more quickly than those who file paper returns.New Online ServicesThe department has launched myVTax, a new IT system to modernize tax processing for all Vermonters. Taxpayers wishing to use these services may visit www.myVTax.vermont.gov(link is external).New! File your Renter Rebate Claim on our website or through your software vendorNew! File an extension for Personal Income TaxNew! View your Form 1099G onlineNew! Respond to correspondence from the department Check the status of your refund, including if more information is requiredMake estimated payments and verify your payments from last yearSource: VT Dept of Taxes 2.1.2017 read more
Related Action Medical Research has announced that it will be the chosen charity for the inaugural Tour of Ayrshire in 2017. The highly anticipated event, which will include Marmotte Ecosse, the first Marmotte event held outside Europe, will take place on 29-30 April.The ride, which will take place on closed roads in and around Kilmarnock, is one of 19 global qualifying events for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships: riders who finish in the top 25% of their age groups will be invited to compete in the finals in Albi, France, during August.“This association with the Tour of Ayrshire further highlights our passion for all things cycling,” said David Graham, Head of Fundraising at Action Medical Research.“We’re known for our love of cycling events and the pedal power of the thousands of riders who cycle for Action every year contributes more than £1 million to our vital work, helping support some amazing medical breakthroughs that have helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more.“We’re looking forward to seeing many thousands of supporters riding for a reason as they take on this mighty challenge through the beautiful rolling landscape of Ayrshire.”The Tour of Ayrshire, organised by cycling specialists Golazo Cycling and supported by East Ayrshire Council and Ayrshire Roads Alliance, is expected to attract 6,000 cyclists of all abilities over the two-day festival which will comprise a Time Trial (20km), Team Time Trial (20km) and a Media Fondo (75km) and a Gran Fondo (113.5km).Erwin Vervecken, Co-ordinator of the UCI Gran Fondo World Masters Series, added “This event is a welcome addition to the UCI Gran Fondo World Series and I believe it is a first for Scotland with the opportunity for riders to experience a European-style mass participation event with categories for all standards of riders.“It is a beautiful circuit and the local roads will provide a real challenge for even the best riders.”For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Research the charity has funded has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.Action Medical Research is currently funding research into meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.www.tourofayrshire.comwww.action.org.uk read more
Photo credit Johnson County Arts Council.At the Arts Council of Johnson County’s annual gala last month, five Shawnee Mission high school seniors were among the 18 winners of this year’s Shooting Stars Awards.Now in its 21st year, the Shooting Stars program provides scholarships for students demonstrating exceptional talent in nine arts categories. In February, the council announced the 107 award finalists this year. Twenty-one of those students attended Shawnee Mission high schools.Winners earn a $1,400 scholarship for first place and a $700 scholarship for second place. Teachers who nominate a first place student receive a $350 honorarium.The winners from Shawnee Mission are:Madison Cole, SM North, 2nd place, production and design (Chris Palmer, nominating teacher)Camryn Hampton, SM West, 2nd place, theatre performance (Eric Magnus, nominating teacher)Sophia Hollman, SM Northwest, 2nd place, winds and percussion (Doug Talley, nominating teacher)Devin Palmer, SM South, 1st place, production and design (Mark Swezey, nominating teacher)Matthew Robinson, SM Northwest, 2nd place, voice classical (Cassie Banion, nominating teacher) read more
First degree murder jury instruction amendments CATEGORY ONECATEGORY TWOFLA. STAT.INS. NO. Third degree (felony) murder782.04(4)7.6 Second degree (depraved mind) murderSecond degree (depraved mind) murder782.04(2)7.4 First degree murder jury instruction amendments The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions In Criminal Cases submits the following amended and new instructions to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for comment. The committee proposes the following instructions: 7.3 FELONY MURDER – FIRST DEGREEThe committee invites all interested persons to comment on the proposals, reproduced in full below. Comments must be received by the committee in both hard copy and electronic format on or before July 30. The committee will review all comments received in response to the proposal at its next meeting and will consider amendments based upon the comments received. Upon final approval of the instruction, the committee will make a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court. File your comments electronically to CrimJuryInst@flcourts.org, in the format of a Word document. In addition, mail a hard copy of your comments to Judge Lisa T. Munyon, Chair, Standard Jury Instructions Committee in Criminal Cases, c/o Les Garringer, General Counsel’s Office, Office of the State Courts Administrator, 500 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399-1900 7.3 FELONY MURDER — FIRST DEGREE § 782.04(1)(a), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of First Degree Felony Murder, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt: (Victim) is dead. Give 2a, 2b, or 2c as applicable. 2. a. [The death occurred as a consequence of and while (defendant) was engaged in the commission of (crime alleged) .] b. [The death occurred as a consequence of and while (defendant) was attempting to commit (crime alleged) .] c. [The death occurred as a consequence of and while (defendant), or an accomplice, was escaping from the immediate scene of (crime alleged).] July 15, 2010 Regular News FIRST DEGREE (FELONY) MURDER — 782.04(1)(a) Comment Give 3b if defendant not actual perpetrator. b. [ (Victim) was killed by a person other than (defendant) ; but both (defendant) and the person who killed (victim) were principals in the commission of (crime alleged) .] Second degree (felony) murder782.04(3)7.5 Manslaughter782.077.7 Assault784.0118.1 Lesser Included Offenses Aggravated assault784.0218.2 Aggravated battery784.0458.4 Give 3a if defendant actual perpetrator.3. a. [(Defendant) was the person who actually killed (victim).] Battery784.038.3 In order to convict of First Degree Felony Murder, it is not necessary for the State to prove that the defendant had a premeditated design or intent to kill. Define the crime alleged. If Burglary, also define crime that was the object of burglary. If 2b above is given, also define “attempt” (see 5.1). If 3b is given, immediately give principal instruction (3.5(a)).Since the statute does not require its proof, it is not necessary to define “premeditation.” This instruction was adopted in 1981 and was amended in 1985 , and 1992 , and 2010. read more