The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“I am pleased to officially join the board of CACC,” said Lyon. “My background and experience from NTEA and as a fleet manager provide a unique perspective into the productivity and sustainability movement impacting the commercial vehicle industry.”The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program seeks to enhance energy, economic and environmental security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that help lower petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Lyon has extensive industry knowledge and fleet experience. His career started in 2001 with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, where he was ultimately responsible for all vehicle and equipment purchasing for the district’s diverse fleet. He earned his Certified Automotive Fleet Manager’s designation from the NAFA Fleet Management Association in 2009. From 2010-’13, he was on NAFA’s Certification Board and led its Curriculum Committee from 2013-’15. Since July 2015, he has served as NTEA director of fleet relations, working as the liaison between distributors/manufacturers and end-user fleets and staying abreast of current issues impacting the fleet community. Lyon also previously served on CACC’s Steering Committee. AdvertisementLyon holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Elmhurst College.
According to a statement from the Riverhead Town Police, they received numerous reports on Monday, December 2, that at approximately 5:06 PM, there was a motor vehicle accident in the area of 629 West Main Street (Route 25) in Riverhead, just west of Marcy Avenue.Callers indicated that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle, and that CPR was being initiated by bystanders. Upon arrival, responding patrol units located a man lying in the roadway, with first aid being administered.Riverhead Ambulance responded to the scene, treated the patient, and transported him to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The victim is a 72-year-old Riverhead resident whose name has not been released.As of this writing, West Main Street remains closed between Raynor Avenue and Marcy Avenue as the investigation is still active and ongoing. According to the statement, preliminary information from the scene indicates that the victim was crossing Main Street from south to north. When he was standing in the middle of the roadway, police say, he was initially struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound and then by a second vehicle traveling westbound. The first vehicle, believed to be a small white SUV, did not stop at the scene and is believed to have driver’s side damage (mirror was recovered at the scene). The second vehicle remained at the scene following the collision.The Riverhead Police Department’s Detective Division is asking anyone that may have information regarding the accident to call 631-727-4500, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org Share
George Aman, the former Amagansett School superintendent, wants to return to the East Hampton school board after eight years.Editor’s note: Last week we reported that by mandate of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, all school district elections will take place June 9 via absentee ballot only. The districts are charged with mailing proposed budgets and a list of school board candidates to eligible voters. The voter must return the ballot via mail with postage provided by the district. This is the first of two installments detailing what’s at stake.It’s déjà-vu all over again.A decade ago, George Aman was named president of the East Hampton school board. Now he’s running for that august body again. It’s safe to say his is one of the most familiar names in the annals of East Hampton education.Aman resigned after three years on the board in 2013 to pursue other administrative positions that became available in the area — he had previously served as the school superintendent of the Amagansett School District for 10 years. He has more than 40 years’ experience that includes being a math teacher, serving as a principal in Liverpool, NY, and being an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in Riverhead and in Longwood.In East Hampton, John J. Ryan and Jackie Lowey have expiring terms. “I’m running and I believe Jackie is as well,” Ryan told the Independent. His is a three-year term.“I believe that both John and Jackie are good board members, but I have 40 years of experience,” Aman said. “I believe I am more qualified.”A letter from the candidate appears in this week’s Independent.In Amagansett, there are two three-year terms on the board of education up for grabs and three candidates. Kevin Warren is the only incumbent on the ballot. Meredith Cairns and Kimberly Slicklein have also filed petitions to seek election to the board. Cairns is on the Amagansett Library Board of Trustees. Hank Muchnic is not running.Cairns is a member of the PTA, Amagansett Library Board, a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and a former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.In Montauk, school board president Diane Hausman, who holds one of five seats, is up for reelection.Hausman is the only candidate and will run again.Sag Harbor School District has three expiring terms: Brian DeSesa, Diana Kolhoff, and Alex Kriegsman. “As of today, Diana Kolhoff is the only board member of the three members listed above that has stated that she will not seek re-election,” said District Clerk Victoria Handy last week.The incumbents Kriegsman and DeSesa both are said to have filed by the May 12 deadline and will run again. Former board member Sandi Kruel has filed a petition to run, as have Ronald Reed and Helen Roussel.Kruel has a long history with the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League and was named its president in 2018. She served multiple terms on the school board before leaving 2017. Her son Nick, who played for Pierson High School, is a major league pitching prospect.Roussel founded the Dyslexia Advocacy Action Group to promote dyslexia awareness and works closely with local schools. Reed is an artist and architect. DeSesa and Kriegsman are attorneys.In Southampton, there are two board seats available, each for a four-year term. Anastasia Gavalas and James McKenna, whose terms expire on June 30, 2020, have indicated they will run again. McKenna is the former Mattituck-Cutchogue District Superintendent.email@example.com Share
How many firms of solicitors are complying with equality legislation, with particular regard to age discrimination? Time and time again (indeed it is the norm) I see jobs advertised for staff who are, for example, ‘1-3 years qualified’, or ‘5-10 years qualified’. Almost never do I see advertisements demanding ‘at least one year’s experience’, or ‘at least five years’ experience’. The end result for applicants like me and many others who have decades of relevant experience, and impeccable practising histories and references, is that we never make it to the starting line. We fail to meet the discriminatory job specifications so carefully ‘set in stone’ by HR managers. Sour grapes? Yes, most certainly, but with more than ample justification. After applying for more than 1,000 commercial and other property roles over a three-year period (including many junior positions), and having not received a single job interview, one cannot but be saddened by how solicitors are treating their brethren. Poor CV? My CV has been professionally written and rewritten several times over. Most agencies come up with all manner of illogical explanations, such as ‘you are overqualified’, but the honest ones in face-to-face meetings confess (off the record) that a 60-year-old has to be on the scrap heap. I find it sad that an experienced solicitor who works out daily in the gym and competes for ‘senior Team Europe’ in a very demanding sport is now regarded as scrap. Ivan Sanders, solicitor (non-practising), Kettering
In its annual results for the year ended July 31, 2018, Air Partner reported record results across its US and freight departments. Air Partner’s freight department was boosted by a mix of charters carried out across the Caribbean to support the relief effort in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria and ongoing contracts in the Middle East. Commenting on the company’s expansion in the USA, Mark Briffa, ceo of Air Partner, said: “Expanding our North American presence is a natural progression for Air Partner, as we see significant potential for growth given the diversity of industries that would benefit from our services and capabilities in private jets, commercial jets and freight.” www.airpartner.com
A cross-profession agreement should ensure that alternative business structures have to deal with only one regulator. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed this week by regulators from the legal, accountancy, financial and property sectors will enable more information to be shared, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) said today. Under the Legal Services Act, non-lawyers from other professions are allowed to own or run law firms. The SRA said the new agreement should give clarity to entrants who may have found themselves regulated by several different bodies. Regulators will work together on issues such as consumer engagement, evidence gathering and common standards. Simon Blandy, director of policy and standards for the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, said increased co-operation ‘will see the regulated community benefit from a reduction in duplicated regulation and will increase the standard of protection for consumers’. All parties have agreed the text, with minor variations for the Financial Services Authority (FSA) which take account of specific rules that apply to that sector. The MoU is non-binding and comes into force from today (3 May). The signatories to the memorandum are the five main legal regulators – the SRA, Bar Standards Board, ILEX Professional Standards, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and Intellectual Property Regulation Board – and seven external regulators or professional bodies. They are the FSA, the Law Society of Scotland, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the National Federation of Property Professionals, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the ICAEW and the Ministry of Justice, acting as the Claims Management Regulator.
A claims company has been ordered to stop repeating misleading statements about birth injuries and clinical negligence. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that National Injury Claimline Ltd, which trades as The Medical Negligence Experts, misled visitors to its website earlier this year. The Manchester-based outfit explained how it could help potential claimants and set out the scope of its work. This included stating that birth injuries ‘happen when medical experts either fail to follow the correct procedures, or they carry them out in a substandard manner’. The website also stated that cerebral palsy was a term used to define ‘brain damage that results from a lack of oxygen during pregnancy or birth’. One complainant told the ASA the most common cause of a birth injury was tragic accident and not medical negligence. They also suggested that the wording suggested a misunderstanding of the many causes of cerebral palsy. The claims company said it did not believe the advertisement implied there was only one cause of birth injury, and it was only intended to refer to negligence-linked causes of cerebral palsy. The Medical Negligence Experts said the words ‘they happen’ would not be repeated in future and that they would change the wording of the claim to ‘may happen’ or ‘may happen through other non-negligent causes’. The ASA upheld the complaint and said the target audience was ‘particularly susceptible’ to advertising from a firm offering to help make a claim, and more likely to believe specific claims made about that service. Because the advertisement implied that cerebral palsy was caused only through lack of oxygen supply during childbirth due to medical negligence, the ASA concluded that the claim was misleading. It must not appear again in the same form.
THE French parliament has ratified a treaty signed with the Spanish government covering the construction of a high-speed line between Figueres and Perpignan. This includes an 8·2 km tunnel under the Pyrenees at Le Perthus, which is to be built with private finance; the tunnel concessionaire will charge users a toll. The connections from Perpignan to Narbonne and Figueres to Barcelona will be built with conventional public funding.Construction of the tunnel, of which 7·3 km will lie in France, is scheduled to begin by January 1 2000. Work is expected to be complete by December 30 2003, with the Figueres – Perpignan route due to open in October 2004.The Andalucía regional government has shortlisted two possible routes for the Córdoba – M
Mindy Kaling’s adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral is coming to STARZPLAY in the UK.The 10-part romantic comedy anthology series will launch on the premium streaming service on Thursday 12th December 2019. Watch the trailer below:When Maya (Natalie Emmanuel), the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London she leaves her professional and personal life behind. Traveling to England she reconnects with her old friends and ends up in the midst of their personal crises. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings… and a funeral. The series stars Natalie Emmanuel (Game Of Thrones, Maze Runner), Nikesh Patel “India Summer, Artemis Fowl), John Reynolds (Stranger Things, Search Party), Rebecca Rittenhouse (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Mindy Project), Brandon Mychal Smith (The Most Hated Woman In America, Dirty Grandpa), Zoe Boyle (“Downton Abbey,” Frontier), Sophia La Porta (Been So Long, The Fades), Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen, Turn Up Charlie), Andie MacDowell (Love After Love, Sex, Lies and Videotape) and Dermot Mulroney (Homecoming, The Mountain Between Us). The STARZPLAY premium streaming service is available on the Apple TV app, Prime Video Channels and Virgin Media. Subscribers can watch online or enjoy offline downloads of their favourite shows and movies available through STARZPLAY.
Canadian Country star Tebey has released his debut UK single Denim On Denim.Following his visit to the UK in October 2019 as part of Country Music Week, Tebey has chosen the track as his first official release in the UK. Watch the music video for Denim On Denim below:Denim On Denim was written by Tebey with fellow Nashville-based writers Kelly Archer and Nathan Spicer. It has had over 8 million streams to date, making it the singer-songwriter’s top streaming track.Tebey has lived in Nashville for over a decade and he’s written three number one songs including Justin Moore’s Somebody Else Will, Gord Bamford’s Dive Bar and his own track Who’s Gonna Love You. He’s also written for the likes of One Direction, Cher, Pixie Lott, Fifth Harmony, FLO RIDA and Big & Rich.Tebey’s songs have amassed over 26.5 million streams and he has won awards as a songwriter, artist and producer.