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65-year-old man clings to hood of car for 3 miles in wild Massachusetts road rage incident

first_imgMrs. Schur(BOSTON) —  A 65-year-old man says he thought he was going to be roadkill after a rush hour road rage incident left him clinging to the hood of a man’s SUV as it hit speeds of up to 70 mph on the Massachusetts Turnpike.“I thought he was going to run me over,” Richard Kamrowski said of the wild ride that was caught on cell phone video by stunned motorists just outside Boston.The bizarre incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, when Kamrowski, 65, and Mark Fitzgerald got into a sideswipe accident while traveling in the westbound lanes of the turnpike, also known as Interstate 90, according to the Massachusetts State Police.Following the fender bender, Kamrowski stopped in the left lane and got out of his Ford F-150 pickup truck to exchange insurance information with Fitzgerald, according to police.Fitzgerald, 37, of Ashland, Massachusetts, stayed inside of his white 2016 Infinity QX70 SUV, authorities said.“That encounter became adversarial,” police said in a statement.At some point, Kamrowski of Framingham, Massachusetts, reached into Fitzgerald’s vehicle and snatched a water bottle and then stood in front of Fitzgerald’s SUV, police said.“Fitzgerald then began driving towards Kamrowski, who subsequently jumped on the hood of Fitzgerald’s vehicle,” according to the statement from police.With Kamrowski clinging to the hood, Fitzgerald headed west on the turnpike, accelerating and stopping in an apparent herky-jerky attempt to shake Kamrowski, police said. Fitzgerald’s Infinity hit speeds of up to 70 mph as it traveled about three miles on the highway with Kamrowski holding on, police said.“I just kept telling him, ‘Stop the car! Stop the car!’ And he wouldn’t stop,” Kamrowski told ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV.“Fast, slow, fast, slow. Trying to get me to slide off,” Kamrowski said of Fitzgerald’s driving. “I wasn’t getting off the car.”Fitzgerald, according to police, broke the windshield with the water bottle he took from Fitzgerald’s vehicle.Several motorists tried unsuccessfully to get Fitzgerald to stop, police said. When Fitzgerald eventually got bogged down in traffic, a motorist with a permit to carry a concealed weapon approached Fitzgerald and ordered him out of the SUV at gunpoint just as troopers arrived on the scene, according to the police statement.Kamrowski and Fitzgerald were both placed under arrest.Fitzgerald was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.Kamrowski was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.They were both released on personal recognizance bonds and ordered to appear for arraignment in district court on Monday in Waltham, Massachusetts.Fitzgerald declined to comment to reporters after he was released by police, WCVB reported. Efforts by ABC News to reach him on Sunday were not successful.Kamrowski said he’s just happy to be alive.“When you’re hanging on for dear life, it’s, you know, pretty scary,” he told the station.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Oxford top again

first_imgOxford has for the fifth time topped The Guardian’s University League Tables, which were published last Tuesday. The university scored highly on the quality of teaching, career prospects and student satisfaction.Cambridge University retained its second-place ranking, but it overtook Oxford in several subjects including Biology and Law.However, in both The Guardian and The Independent’s university guides, St Andrews topped student satisfaction tables.The Guardian’s guide is designed for first-time students, concentrating on teaching and the experience of students at each institution, not research ratings.It was also reported that Oxford spends the highest amount per student. This information comes in the wake of the vice-chancellor’s warnings that Oxford has been suffering ‘unsustainable losses’, primarily due to the cost of teaching.last_img read more

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Philanthropist gifts Hudson Chamber and its non-profit base

first_imgFrank J. Guarini JERSEY CITY – The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) has announced receipt of a $100,000 gift by philanthropist and former Rep. Frank J. Guarini. The donation is in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the chamber’s rebranding effort and comes on the eve of Legends 10, the annual event at Liberty Science Center honoring outstanding members of Hudson County’s business community.The unprecedented donation was followed by additional gifts to 39 non-profit organizations who are members of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce.Guarin’s generosity and support of the business community are legendary, as is his long history in Jersey City providing leadership and financial support for a multitude of institutions and agencies.“It is most important that our business community supports the good work of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and harnesses the energy and dedication of our non-profit community. Our future depends on working together with a common purpose. Together, through the Chamber, we can assure a successful and prosperous tomorrow,” Guarini said.The 129-year-old Hudson County Chamber of Commerce presently has a diversified membership of more than 600 businesses located throughout the County. It supports 50 programs annually and is ranked in the top 25 Chambers in New Jersey by NJBiz.Maria Nieves, president and CEO of the HCCC, recognized Guarini as a treasured leader, resource, and contributor to the energy and growth of business in Hudson County and the state:“Frank Guarini’s timely support provides critical and immediate funding to a diverse and growing community of non-profit organizations in Jersey City which contribute greatly to elevating the city’s quality of life for all. My hope is that it is the beginning of a renewed focus on the important work these individuals do every day. In addition, I believe that this level of generosity will serve to inspire others to take action as they consider ways to support Jersey City and Hudson County non-profits, which are deserving of a level of giving that their counterparts in New York often attract.” ×Frank J. Guarinilast_img read more

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Guidance: ‘Windrush generation’ guidance for NHS staff and NHS care providers

first_imgEligibility for NHS-funded secondary care is mainly based on lawful, settled residence in the UK.This document specifically considers the ‘Windrush generation’. That is, the Commonwealth citizens who settled in the UK before 1 January 1973 and those who arrived to live here between 1973 and 1988.It should be read with the main guidance on implementing the overseas visitor regulations.last_img

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Three new trustees join Saint Mary’s board

first_imgTwo Saint Mary’s alumnae and one student representative have joined the College Board of Trustees, who will host their next round of meetings Oct. 9 and 10, director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said.The Board of Trustees is responsible for governing the College and consists of no less than 26 and no more than 35 trustees, according to the governance manual. Members meet four times a year in October, February, April and June.The board includes College President Carol Ann Mooney, Alumnae Association president Kelly Anne Walsh, one faculty member and one student body member, Victoria Wilbraham, O’Brien said.During the board’s spring meeting earlier this year, alumnae Angela McDonald-Fisher was elected as a trustee, O’Brien said. Wilbraham was appointed to her position as student representative, Walsh assumed her position because she is president of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors.M. Suzanne Sherer Calandra (class of 1972), Elizabeth R. Culligan (class of 1972) and Notre Dame president emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy were all re-elected to the board for their third three-year terms, according to a College press release. William W. Cushwa, Gretchen A. Flicker (class of 1993), Patricia Wiedner Purcell (class of 1969), Sister Agnes Anne Roberts (class of 1951) and David L. Taiclet were elected to second terms.Serving as president of the Alumnae Board of Directors since 2012, Walsh is a 2001 graduate, O’Brien said. She earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics and actuarial mathematics at Saint Mary’s and a master’s in business administration from Notre Dame. Walsh is also an executive with CNA Insurance, where she has worked for her entire career, O’Brien said.Walsh said she is eager to be involved and apply her real-world experiences to the future vision of Saint Mary’s.“I’m excited to work with such an impressive group of Trustees to advance the mission of Saint Mary’s College,” Walsh said.McDonald-Fisher, a 1991 graduate, earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies before pursuing a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, according to the College press release.An active Saint Mary’s alumna, McDonald-Fisher served on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors from 2012 through this past spring, when she vacated the position in order to join the Board of Trustees. She said she looks forward to joining the diverse group of both people on the board.“I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the College in this capacity, ” McDonald-Fisher said.Wilbraham will graduate this spring with a history and religious studies degree and a minor in gender and women’s studies. She joins the Board for a one-year term as a full voting member in addition to serving as the director of community involvement for The Smart Girls Group, a national girls empowerment movement.Wilbraham said became interested in the student position last year when the board application was available.“Even though I am currently a student, I hold a full voting position,” Wilbraham said. “The Board of Trustees makes important decisions that affect every person in the Saint Mary’s community.”Wilbraham said she hopes to bring the perspective of a current student to the board.“It is quite an honor to have such a position as a senior in college,” she said. “I have been fortunate to have experienced many different aspects of life here at Saint Mary’s. I thought that my experiences and perspective would make me a valuable member.”The board is a combination of both women and men who work in many different professions, bringing with them a great variety of ideas, Wilbraham said.“Working with so many professional and successful people has been really inspiring,” she said.  “Saint Mary’s does a great a job of keeping a diverse board.”Mooney expressed confidence in the board’s newest members, noting their professional experiences and their commitment to Saint Mary’s, she said.“I always look forward to working with our new trustees,” Mooney said. “The three women joining our board this year are all highly qualified and will add their own life experience and professional expertise to our discussions and decisions.”Tags: Alumnae Association, Board of Trustees, Saint Mary’s Board of Trusteeslast_img read more

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Let It Go: Idina Menzel-Led If/Then Announces Closing Date

first_imgAs Liz (not to be confused with Beth) screlts, “What the f*ck?!” If/Then, the Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey musical starring Tony winner and Broadway supernova Idina Menzel, has announced that it will close its doors for good on March 22. When it ends its run, the show will have played 29 previews and 401 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Featuring music by Kitt and and a book and lyrics by Yorkey, If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City to make a fresh start. The tuner premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013.In addition to Menzel, If/Then stars Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. The ensemble includes Joe Cassidy, Miguel Cervantes, Curtis Holbrook, Tyler McGee, Ryann Redmond, Joe Aaron Reid, Gabrielle Ruiz and Ann Sanders. Star Files View Comments Related Shows Idina Menzel Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Thenlast_img read more

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E-mentoring helps guide law students into the profession

first_img October 15, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News E-mentoring helps guide law students into the profession E-mentoring helps guide law students into the professioncenter_img Mark D. Killian Managing EditorMentoring is classically defined as a process by which an older and more experienced person takes a younger person under his or her wing, freely offering advice, support, and encouragement.In a new twist on the old mentoring concept, the Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism has launched an e-mentoring program, matching experienced lawyers with the lawyers of tomorrow — law students.More than 1,000 law students have already signed up for the project, which pairs students with experienced lawyers willing to share stories and give advice via e-mail, said Katherine Silverglate, chair of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism.What the committee needs now is more lawyers to volunteer to be mentors.The goal, Silverglate said, is to provide a safety net for young lawyers before they leave law school, before they pass the bar, and before they take on the responsibility of representing the interests of clients in Florida.Silverglate said today’s students need the advice of working lawyers who have on the job experience. While Florida law students get top notch legal training from their academic programs, they need the benefit of experience to find out what else they need once they become lawyers, she said.But why e-mentoring? Because it is often difficult to find the time to meet face-to-face, given the busy schedules of lawyers and students. Silverglate said e-mentoring has the advantage of transcending geographic boundaries and time constraints. Online you can meet anytime.“The easy thing is in an e-relationship you never have to do anything other than answer e-mails,” Silverglate said. “The world was not ready for an e-mentoring project five years ago, but now it is.”Originally, the program was introduced as the Mentor Attorney Professionalism Program, a CLE program for mentors and a voluntary project for young lawyers. The problem was the committee couldn’t convince young lawyers that they really needed a mentor, Silverglate said. So, on the advice of committee member Henry Latimer, the committee decided that instead of waiting until a lawyer has actually started to practice without the guidance of a mentor, it would work to make sure that each law student in Florida has the opportunity to be matched with a mentor.“The exciting thing is the little spark has turned into a flame, and now we are facing a raging fire,” Silverglate said.To get word of the program out to students and possible mentors, Silverglate has traveled to most of the state’s law schools and a number of voluntary bar associations to present a one-hour dramatic monologue titled the “Many Fabulous Hats a Lawyer Wears.” Silverglate dons 36 hats and goes into different characters. Each hat represents roles lawyers play, such as counselor, firefighter, police officer, teacher, and magician to name a few — “All the things you have to balance as a lawyer.”“I gave a speech at the University of Miami and every student in the room signed up, and then the dean called me up about two days later and said the news spread like wildfire about this opportunity and there were 125 more students who did not attend the presentation who wanted to participate,” she said.Silverglate said the Bar has created a computer program, and as soon as a student’s name goes into the system it goes into a waiting bay, and as soon as a mentor goes into a system they are instantly matched and an e-mail goes to each saying, “Congratulations, a mentor has been chosen for you,” and the e-mail addresses are exchanged.“We need to get law students’ attention and make them aware of professionalism issues before they start practicing,” Silverglate said. “Just having an e-relationship with somebody, where you can ask real questions to a practicing lawyer who knows what the day-to-day demands are, is an incredible opportunity for law students.”The Center for Professionalism helps to facilitate the relationship by once a month sending discussion prompts to the mentors and proteges, such as articles that discuss something that happened in a case or something that is happening in the legislature that will affect the profession.“If they have an idea to talk about then, suddenly, it blossoms into a conversation,” Silverglate said.Silverglate said many students have no idea about the magnitude of changes their lives will face once they become lawyers.“In school they focus on academics and getting a job,” Silverglate said. “If a student focuses on the balance part of it, she is still going to be a mom; she is still going to be a wife; she is talking to a real person who is still wearing all of those hats and will make the student aware of balancing those issues.”Silverglate said the Committee on Professionalism is also trying to get local bars to encourage their members to serve as mentors. She said the Florida chapter of ABOTA recently volunteered all of its qualified members to serve as mentors. ­­ “We need whole organizations to volunteer their people to participate in this because we are changing the whole culture [of the profession],” Silverglate said, noting students who participate will come out of school with a new level of understanding and perspective on the profession.To become an e-mentor you must have been a Bar member for seven years or longer (although the committee will consider those with five to seven years experience), be in good standing with the Bar, and “really want to do it,” Silverglate said.“People complain all the time about how the system is broken and how we need to fix it,” Silverglate said. “This is an absolute winner with a low time commitment and high return. For all those complainers out there who want to change the practice of law and pass on to the next generation the right way to do it, now is your chance.”To become an e-mentor, log on to www.flabar.org. Once there, click on “Professionalism,” which appears in the left hand blue filed. Then click on the “I want to be a mentor” link. Once you have read and signed off on the requirements, enter your name and Bar number. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail and the name and e-mail address of your protege.last_img read more

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Mastic Woman Charged With Reckless Driving in Crash That Killed Mom

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jessica PistoleseA woman was arrested for reckless driving after a two-car crash that killed her 71-year-old mother in Brookhaven on Saturday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.Jessica Pistolese was driving a Chevy Malibu westbound on Montauk Highway, when her vehicle struck a Chrysler 300 that was making a left turn onto the roadway from Horseblock Road shortly before 4 p.m., police said.Pistolese’s mother, Judith Rivera, of East Patchogue, was in the front passenger seat and was pronounced dead at the scene.Pistolese, 38, and the other driver, 51-year-old Aide Marichal, both of Mastic, were treated and released from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for non-life threatening injuries.Pistolese was charged with reckless driving. She is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 4. Vehicular Crimes Unit detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

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Ex-Islip Parks Officials Among 6 Charged With Illegal Dumping

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two ex-Town of Islip parks officials and two politically connected contractors are among six accused of dumping about 50,000 tons of toxic debris at a Brentwood park—with more at a ball field, a veterans housing complex and in wetlands.The half-dozen suspects and four companies allegedly involved pleaded not guilty Monday at Suffolk Count court to criminal charges of environmental and public health law violations in a long-awaited grand jury indictment following a nearly year-long investigation into the scandal, which has fueled a political upheaval in the town.“They did it pure and simply for money,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota told reporters during a news conference at his Hauppauge office. “To follow [New York State Department of Environmental Conservation] regulations for disposal certainly would have been far, far more costly.”Prosecutors said Ex-Islip Parks Commissioner Joseph Montouri Jr. allowed trucking companies linked to Thomas Datre Sr. and his son, Thomas Datre Jr., to dump up to 1,800 truckloads of New York City demolition and construction debris laced with Cobalt, Dieldrin and Asbestos at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood. The Datres are separately accused of dumping additional hazardous material a Police Athletic League ballpark in Central Islip, a veterans housing complex in Islandia and in wetlands in Deer Park. Proper disposal of such acutely hazardous material is estimated to cost about $3 million at an out-of-state facility. Long Island facilities cannot accept such waste, since the chemicals can leach into underground aquifers that supply the region’s drinking water.Attorneys for the accused countered that the dirt that was dumped in the Brentwood park to build a soccer field was clean, the scientific tests that prosecutors relied on in their allegations are flawed and the case is a manufactured scandal designed to cut off the Datre family’s donations to the local Republican Party, which has the majority on the Islip town board.“History will record that the public crucifixion of the Datre family for the last eight months was one of the lowest, most shameful moments in Long Island history,” the attorney for the Datre family and their businesses, Kevin Kearon of Garden City-based Barket Marion Epstein & Kearon. “Somebody sold the district attorney’s office a bill of goods, one based on false assumption after false assumption.”Those released without bail following arraignments before Judge Fernando Comacho include Montouri, his former aide, Brett A. Robinson, Datre and his son, one of their employees, Christopher Grabe of Islandia Recycling, and their friend, Ronald Cianculli of Atlas Asphalt. All six were charged with operating a solid waste management facility without a permit and endangering public health, safety or the environment, among other counts. Facing the same charges were 5 Brothers Farming Corp., Daytree at Cortland Square, Inc., Datre Family Farms, Inc. and DFF Farms Corp.The case, which stemmed from complaints about dumping in the park in January, has resulted in a string of protests outside Islip Town Hall. It also forced Conservative Islip Town Counciman Anthony Senft, who was the board’s parks liaison at the time of the dumping, to drop out of his bid for a New York State Senate seat. Outgoing Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, a Navy reservist who was deployed in Afghanistan when the scandal broke, ran instead and won the state Senate seat upon his return.Islip Town parks officials have said they are working with the state DEC on a remediation plan to clean up the Brentwood park, which has been closed for months closed amid the continuing probe. Islip Town Attorney Rob Cicale issued a statement saying that the town “fully cooperated” with the investigation. When asked if Islip town board members cooperated, Spota said: “Everybody has a constitutional right not to speak to us.”But, what Montouri, the disgraced town parks leader, allegedly told investigators, Spota found most disturbing. The district attorney quoted Montouri as saying: “If we got it all done and grass growing, we wouldn’t be here right now.”last_img read more

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Consumers fear retailer, government agency breaches

first_imgby: Roy UrricoMany consumers believe a breach of their personal data held by a retailer or a government agency is likely to take place within the next year, according to the 2015 Unisys Security Insights survey.The 2015 Unisys Security Insights survey, conducted by the Blue Bell, Penn.-based Unisys Corp. and the Great Neck, N.Y.-based research firm Lieberman, indicate retail and government agencies are the top two industries that concern consumers the most. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img