Greenport Man Charged With Manslaughter for Alleged Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Greenport man has been indicted on upgraded charges after allegedly driving drunk and crashing into a truck head on, killing a 31-year-old passenger in the second vehicle last month, authorities said.John A. Costello will be arraigned Wednesday on charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and assault. He was initially arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.Authorities have said that the 71-year-old suspect was driving drunk when he drove his pickup truck into the opposite lane of traffic, colliding with another vehicle on Dec. 6 on Route 25 in Greenport.A passenger in the vehicle Costello allegedly struck, 31-year-old Miguel Bartolone of Peconic, died of his injuries at Stony Brook University Hospital.Crime lab testing of blood showed Costello had a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 after the crash, prosecutors said.last_img read more

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Danish fund sees UK court back €700m case against failed Portuguese bank

first_imgAfter its collapse, the bank was bailed out by the Banco de Portugal (BDP), the country’s central bank.Assets and senior debt were transferred to NB – the so-called ‘good bank’ – leaving other items in BES, now the ‘bad bank’, to be liquidated.However, on 22 December 2014, the BDP announced it was reversing the transfer of the loan since it regarded the original deal as a related party transaction, because of GS’s small shareholding in BES.In its application to the Commercial Court, NB had contended that an English court could not hear the case, because – among other reasons – this “trespasses on the administrative acts of a foreign executive body”, in reference to the BDP.However, in a written judgment, Mr Justice Hamblen said he was satisfied the lawsuit was within the scope of the EU Judgments Regulation, and therefore the English court had jurisdiction to hear the case.He added: “I conclude that the claimants have the better of the argument that NB became a party to the facility agreement as a result of the August decision [to transfer assets and debt to NB] and that this is sufficient to found jurisdiction under Article 25 of the Judgments Regulation.”The claimants launched their suit earlier this year. A British court has backed attempts by a Danish pension fund to reclaim losses from a loan extended to Banco Espirito Santo (BES), the failed Portuguese bank.Novo Banco (NB), the successor to BES, is being sued by a group of investors including TDC Pension, the Danish telecommunications pension scheme, and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF), for the recovery of a $785m (€701m) loan made to BES before it went under last August.The money was lent by Oak Finance Luxembourg, a vehicle set up by Goldman Sachs (GS), which raised funds from investors, issuing them with fixed rate notes.The loan was arranged under a facility agreement between BES and Oak Finance. This agreement contained an express choice of English law and English jurisdiction.last_img read more

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Aurora Man Arrested After Standoff

first_imgOn December 15th, shortly after 7:00 pm, an Aurora man was arrested following a five hour standoff where a shot was fired at officers who arrived at the residence earlier in the day.The incident began shortly before 2:00 pm when officers from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department and Aurora Police Department went to a house located at 5789 Dutch Hollow Road to do a welfare check on the occupant of the residence.  After arriving at the house, officers learned that the lone occupant, Michael A. Smith, age 32, was wanted on a probation violation warrant through Dearborn County, Indiana.While attempting to make contact with Smith at the front door of the residence, he fired a shot from a gun in the direction of the officers.  The officers then moved back from the house and requested assistance from other police agencies.  The Indiana State Police and officers from other nearby police departments responded to the scene.After a five hour standoff, the Indiana State Police SWAT Team entered the residence and took Smith into custody on the probation violation warrant without further incident.  Smith was also found to be in need of medical attention.  He was transported to the Dearborn County Hospital and later transferred to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment.The investigation is ongoing at this time by Indiana State Police Detectives.  At the conclusion of the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s Office where charges related to this incident may be filed against Smith.No officers were injured in the incident.The Indiana State Police was assisted by numerous police agencies in Dearborn County, the Aurora Fire Department, and Dearborn County EMS.last_img read more

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Did We Just Lockdown For Nothing?

first_imgThe World Health Organization’s newest finding on asymptomatic Covid-19 cases (having the virus but feeling no effects) has me confused…and a little ticked off.  Also, I guess we can gather in public as much as we want, as long as you call it a protest – but what do I know. ~ Billlast_img

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Brookdale’s 5K Helps Students Study Abroad

first_img-Brookdale’s 5K Helps Students Study AbroadBy Judy O’Gorman Alvarez In addition, the Global Citizen Project was developed to educate and engage students and the college community in global issues to improve the world and foster a life-long commitment to global citizenship. Through student clubs, nonprofit organizations, volunteerism and experiential learning, Brookdale’s International Education Center is making the world a little bit smaller. The proceeds of the 5K—the first of what organizers hope to be an annual event—will benefit the Elaine Baran Scholarship fund, that was started 10 years ago and has provided Brookdale students with study abroad opportunities in 30 countries all over the world. Students can choose from over 80 programs for a spring, fall or summer term. Registration fee for the 5K is $25. Information is available at http://international.bookdalecc.edu or by calling 732-224-2799. Although spending a semester studying abroad is a common rite among American college students, costly travel and expenses keep some Brookdale students from taking advantage of the opportunity. A scholarship fund like this “helps reduce the barriers for studying abroad,” says Thomas. “Elaine Baran was a beloved faculty member in the foreign language department and one of the early directors of the International Center, who was taken from us far too soon,” says Janice M. Thomas, director of Brookdale’s International Education Center. The International Education Center holds intercultural and international events throughout the year, including films lectures, excursion and festivals, and invite students, faculty, staff and the community. Since 2007, the center has been advising international students, as well. “We like to say we deal with imports and exports,” says Thomas. Lincroft, NJ might seem out of the way for European, Asian or Latin American students, but many international students have learned about Brookdale through relatives who live in the area or from searching the Internet for good, affordable U.S. colleges. Equipped with a student visa, they often stay with relatives or friends, live on their own, or participate in a homestay program and live with local families. “We have a cohort of students from a variety of countries, including France, Brazil, India, and China,” says Thomas. “They come from all over to attend Brookdale.” Since it began 35 years ago, Brookdale’s International Education Center has changed. Through various programs the center exposes students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, to develop global literacy and cultural empathy. It’s not just exchange students anymore. In addition to study abroad programs for students, the center offers professional development opportunities including faculty/staff exchanges, international grant-funded initiatives, and multicultural events. In past years, students have studied in Morocco, France, Germany, Japan, Scotland and Italy. The center also offers a variety of faculty-led short-term study abroad programs each year during the winterim and summer terms. Brookdale Community College’s International Education Advisory Committee is sponsoring the Brookdale 5K Run/Walk Challenge on Sunday, October 30, at 9 am, at Thompson Park in Lincroft. Tim McLoone, musician, restaurateur, and philanthropist—and runner—will serve as honorary race master.last_img read more

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HEFTY TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $361,436 INTO FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO REACH $1.5 MILLION

first_imgSINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT SWELLS TO $77,450 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2016)–With a Pick Six carryover of $115,062 coming into Thursday at Santa Anita, punters wagered $461,173 in “new money,” however no one tabbed all six winners, thus creating a two-day carryover of $361,436 into Friday.Track officials project Friday’s total Pick Six pool will approach $1.5 million by third race post time, which is the beginning of tomorrow’s Pick Six sequence. Barring any late scratches, there are 58 horses entered in the six race series that ends with race eight.Additionally, Santa Anita’s new Single Ticket Jackpot carryover has swelled to $77,450.First post time on Friday is at 12:30 p.m. Approximate post time for race three is at 1:30 p.m. PDT.For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

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