Valve reportedly fighting EU antitrust charges

first_imgValve reportedly fighting EU antitrust chargesFocus Home, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Koch Media, and ZeniMax reportedly settling charges Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterFriday 30th August 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareValve has announced it will fight antitrust charges made against it by the EU Commission, sources familiar with the issue told Reuters. Earlier this year Valve, Focus Home, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Koch Media, and ZeniMax were accused of breaching antitrust laws by preventing distribution of video games outside allocated territories within the EEA. The charges are not in relation to the sale of PC games on Steam, however. Intead, the EU Commission alleges that Valve entered a bilateral agreement with the publishers to region lock Steam activation keys from third-party sellers. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Companies found in violation of antitrust can face fines worth up to 10% of their annual worldwide turnover. While Valve intends to fight its case, the others reportedly plan to settle the charges. Companies that admit to wrongdoing, can see those fines reduced by 10%. As reported by Reuters, Valve will likely ask for a closed-door hearing to argue its case before the Commission and national watchdogs. Bandai Namco told it does not comment on legal matters. The other companies involved have not responded to requests for comment.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 10 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 13 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Soltec to open a new tracker factory in Brazil

first_imgSoltec to open a new tracker factory in BrazilThe new facility is part of a wave of investment in solar manufacturing in Brazil, and will be used to supply Latin America’s booming solar market. September 10, 2015 Christian Roselund Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Spain’s Soltec Renewable Energies has announced a new factory in the Brazilian state of Bahia, which will be able to produce enough single-axis trackers to support 300 MW of solar installations annually.With its existing facilities in Spain and China, this will bring the tracker maker to 1.5 GW of capacity. The company says that the new factory will “cater to the high demand of the country and the rest of South America”. The company says that it has signed a lease and that the facility is in place, and expects to begin producing trackers in October.This will make Soltec the latest company to begin manufacturing in Brazil, following SunEdison’s announcement that it will make modules in Brazil earlier this month, and BYD’s May announcement that it will build a factory in the nation.Some factories are already coming online. In late August, Globo Brasil inaugurated a PV module factory with an annual capacity of 180 MW in the state of São Paulo.Soltec is participating in Brazil’s auction processes, and says that it is competing for “several hundred megawatts”. In late August Brazil completed its second reverse auction for PV projects, awarding over 800 MW of projects.Soltec also claims leadership in the Chilean tracker market. 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Police officers fired 76 shots at suspect while driving through residential California neighborhood, officials say

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Two California police officers fired more than 70 shots while chasing a suspect through a residential neighborhood last year, which resulted in the suspect’s death, a review by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office found.The officers were called to a home on South West Street on the morning of July 21 after the suspect’s brother called 911 out of concern for their parents, Anaheim Police Chief Jorge Cisneros told reporters at a press conference Wednesday.The caller told the emergency dispatcher that his brother was hallucinating and had been on a drug binge since July 4 and was driving around the neighborhood in his white Chevrolet S10 truck, which had a knife and gun inside of it, according to the 911 call released by police officials.The suspect, identified as 51-year-old Eliuth Penaloza Nava, was parked outside of his parents’ home, and the caller requested that law enforcement assist in “kicking him out,” saying, “They’ve gone through this issue before.”Based on the information provided, the emergency dispatcher determined it was a “priority call for service” and immediately called for officers to respond to the address, said Anaheim Sgt. Jacob Gallacher.Body camera footage released by police officials shows the officers’ response after they spot the white truck. One of the officers tells the suspect to stop the car, and the officer who is driving can be seen pointing his handgun in the suspect’s direction.The officers then activate the patrol car’s sirens, and soon after, the officer who is driving shoots through the patrol car’s windshield dozens of times as he pursues the truck.One officer then instructs the other to “start shooting,” and the officer in the passenger seat can be seen retrieving a rifle.Over the radio, one of the officers then announces that the suspect is pointing a gun backwards toward them as he flees.Once one of the officers states that the suspect has been hit and that they can see him bleeding, they stop the car and fire more shots as they approach the truck on foot.Nava then falls out of the vehicle and lies on the ground as the officers call for an ambulance. He later died at a local hospital, Gallacher said.Investigators found a compressed air BB gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun at the scene, Gallacher said.The officers fired a total of 76 rounds, according to the report by the district attorney’s office. The officer who was driving, Kevin Pedersen, fired 64 shots, while the officer in the passenger seat, Sean Staymates, fired 12 shots, the review states.Prosecutors expressed “serious concerns” about the actions of the two officers, but the investigation did not result in the filing of criminal charges, Cisneros said. The investigation by the district attorney’s office found that a jury would “justly conclude” that the officers believed that their lives and the lives of others were in danger, according to the report.Some of those shots fired by the officers hit a building, a car and a tree, according to the police chief.The district attorney’s office characterized the officers’ actions as “alarming and irresponsible,” considering that the incident occurred on a Saturday morning when “residents, including children,” were home and on the streets, according to the report.The “primary officer,” Pedersen, was dismissed, Cisneros said. At the time of the shooting, he was in the standard 12-month probationary period following training, and he was released after he did not meet the expectations of the department, Cisneros said.Cisneros has filed a notice of intent to discipline Staymates, who is currently on administrative leave. The police chief would not discuss the proposed discipline for that officer, pending his disciplinary hearing.ABC News could not immediately reach Pedersen or Staymates for comment.Since July, the police department has enhanced its training in de-escalation, tactical communication and crisis intervention and has also purchased a “use of force simulator,” Cisneros said. In more than 200,000 interactions between Anaheim police and the public in 2018, 99.9 percent resulted in a peaceful resolution, according to the police chief.Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu described the body camera footage as “disturbing” and “unsettling,” but commended the police department for the steps it has taken in the months the followed.“We rely on Anaheim Police Department to carry out this responsibility with professionalism, dignity and respect,” Sidhu said. “I’m proud to see they do this consistently, sometimes in difficult and dangerous situations.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Vitreoretinal Surgeon – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (71765)

first_imgCandidate must be MD and BC/BE in General Ophthalmology; Fellowshiptraining in Vitreoretinal Surgery.The search committee will begin to review applications as soon asan applicant pool is identified. Please include Cover Letter andCurriculum Vitae.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay Systems at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Provide medical and surgical vitreoretinal care topatientsProvide comprehensive care and cataract surgery for thepatientsCreate, enhance and maintain a prompt, patient friendly, costeffective clinical serviceBe responsible for excellent communication with primary carephysiciansProvide after hours and emergency on-call coveragePerform research responsibilities as assignedParticipate in division meetings, administrative functions andinstitutional committees as requested The Department consists of a small but growing group of talentedophthalmologists and optometrists, who offer a wide array of eyecare services to the Jacksonville community. Our specialtiesinclude cornea and external disease, glaucoma, anterior segmentsurgery, diseases of the retina, uveitis, ocular tumors,oculoplastic and orbital surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, contactlenses, low vision and electrophysiology. We are a multi-specialtysingle location academic practice with a robust clinical volume.The Department has its own ophthalmology-specific surgery centeradjacent to its clinical offices.The practice is open to the interests of potential candidates, andflexibility exists for those seeking specific experiences or careerpaths. Given the range of possibilities, both experienced andrecent fellowship graduates are welcome to apply. Hiring andappointment will be through the University of Florida, withexcellent benefits including health care, retirement, and paidvacation/sick leave. The compensation structure is competitive andcommensurate with all levels of experience.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three colleges at the Health Science CenterJacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health inJacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — andmore than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughoutNortheast Florida and Southeast Georgia.The college’s 16 clinical science departments house more than 440faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as wellas medical students from UF and around the country. We offer anincredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to trainmany of best primary care providers and specialists throughout theregion, the state and the country.The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical educationprograms and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents andfellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College ofMedicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinicalrotations as well.In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations inall the major disciplines are provided for students from the UFCollege of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical studentsenrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at theJacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urbansetting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UFstudents, elective rotations in the final year of clinical trainingare available to students from accredited schools in the US andCanada.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields.The college’s faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinicalresearch. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings atlocations across the country and publish their projects inwell-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 millionin external research funding, approximately 50% of which wasfederally sponsored projects.The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translationalresearch facility. To support faculty and resident research, thecollege has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchersanalytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center forResearch Training, helping develop the next generation of highlycollaborative clinical researchers.Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the AtlanticOcean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy anaverage of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolestsummers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is amajor port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, severalnature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches.Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, whichplays a major role in our work and play.To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus,please visit us at The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of FloridaCollege of Medicine-Jacksonville seeks to add a full-time facultyVitreoretinal Surgeon to join our growing academic practice. Majorresponsibilities include providing excellence in patient care,teaching, and clinical research contributing to a diverse academiceye practice. Appointment will be at the tenure or non-tenureaccruing level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, based onqualifications. Candidate must be MD and BC/BE in GeneralOphthalmology; Fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery.Responsibilities include but not limited to:last_img read more

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship (APPLY VIA SEARCH FIRM)

first_imgJob Summary*All application materials must be submitted to the searchfirm.*Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Advancement andCampaign Operations, the Director of Donor Relations andStewardship is a key member of the AVP’s leadership team and isresponsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating aninstitution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardshipprogram that appropriately and consistently promotes interactionwith and recognition of donors at all levels in the department ofAdvancement and Campaign Operations. The Director will assist indeveloping strategies for effective stewardship of donors,including, but not limited to special events and departmentprojects related to and in support of San José State comprehensivefundraising efforts.This is a position in the CSU – Management Personnel Plan (MPP),and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position willrequire adherence to University compliance training such as:Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual HarassmentPrevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness PreventionProgram. The person hired for this position may be required tocomplete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordancewith Title V of the California Code of Regulations.Key Responsibilities Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Oversee a systematic and integrated donor relations andstewardship program that encompasses all phases of donorrecognition and provides consistent, accurate and appropriateinformation sharing mechanisms for stewarding prospects anddonorsEnsure appropriate donor recognition at all levels, includingdesign and management of recognition societies; workcollaboratively with Strategic Communications team to design andproduce recognition pieces as neededDevelop, facilitate and execute the University’s overall donorrelations strategy including ensuring all donors are informed aboutthe impact of their giftsDevelop, articulate and implement donor-focused strategies forrecognition, engagement and stewardshipRecommend and facilitate on- and off-campus publicity of majorgifts and donors in coordination with Strategic Communications andMarketingImplement, manage and direct a comprehensive acknowledgementprocess for all gifts made to the universityProactively support the stewardship responsibilities of theDevelopment Team by assisting them in establishing and coordinatingindividualized stewardship plans for donorsParticipate with Events Team in the design and execution ofhigh-level cultivation and donor recognition eventsDevise and track commemorative opportunities for new, renovatedand existing facilitiesAssist in involving appropriate students and faculty in thestewardship processEnsure stewardee information is kept up to date in Advance (UADonor Database)Identify and implement best practices for stewardship planningand operationsAssist advancement operations in creating, monitoring andupdating policies and procedures related to donor relationsFollow and promote the ethical guidelines set forth in theAssociation of Donor Relations for Advancement (ADRP), theAssociation of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP), the CASEDonor Bill of Rights and the CASE Ethics GuidelinesStay informed of privacy issues as they relate to donorrelations and keep UA team informed as needed Bachelor’s Degree5 years of experience in donor relations or related field suchas customer relations with strong emphasis on donor relations andstewardshipExperience with CRM databaseExperience creating, executing and/or supporting, andoverseeing a comprehensive donor acknowledgement and recognitionplan, including advising on complex and carefully orchestratedcultivation events and programs for major donors CompensationClassification: Administrator IIHiring Range: Commensurate with experienceSan José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefitspackage typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For moreinformation on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .Application ProcedureAll applicants must apply by visiting: full consideration, applicant materials should be received byMay 27, 2021 .Contact InformationAnother SourceTelephone: 619/215-9084Web: www.anothersource.comAdditional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminalrecords check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue acontingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which maybe rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifyinginformation, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowinglywithheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorilycomplete the background check may affect the continued employmentof a current CSU employee who was offered the position on acontingent basis.The standard background check includes: criminal check, employmentand education verification. Depending on the position, a motorvehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checksare conducted through the university’s third party vendor, AccurateBackground. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSUwill pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence ofrequired degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time ofhire.SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS.(e.g. H1-B VISAS)All San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed tonondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenshipstatus, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, geneticinformation, marital status, medical condition, national origin,race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation,transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicablefederal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students,faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of theEducation Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and statelaws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all educationprograms and activities operated by the university (both on and offcampus).Advertised: March 25, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close: 5 years of experience in donor relations or related field(alumni relations, donor relations/stewardship) in a college oruniversity environment or large non-profit.Experience in higher educationExcellent written communication skillsExperience in management Knowledge and ability to create, execute and/or support, andoversee a comprehensive donor acknowledgment and stewardshipplan.Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices and theability to think strategically about donor engagementStrong interpersonal, organizational and management skillsAbility to research and organize information and data withaccuracy and attention to detailAbility to manage competing priorities and coordinate multipletasks in a high-pressure environmentAbility to work and communicate effectively, orally and inwriting, with a broad range of internal and external constituentsincluding faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and friends ofthe UniversityAbility to work independently and as part of a teamUnquestionable integrity and a strong sense of professionalethics.Evidence of being self-starting, entrepreneurial and creativein creating and formulating and executing ideasAbility to working with major donorsAbility in customer service and relationship managementProficiency with MS Office Suite and Ellucian Advance Required Qualifications Preferred Qualificationslast_img read more

Starwood scores $265M refi for portfolio of InTown, Uptown hotels

first_imgStarwood CEO Barry Sternlicht, InTown Suites CEO Ash Kapur and 1071 NE 28th Avenue in Homestead (Getty, Google Maps)Starwood Capital Group secured $265 million in refinancing for a portfolio of 58 extended-stay and midscale hotels nationwide, representing a fraction of all the hotels it owns and operates.Miami Beach-based Starwood hopes to execute the first lien mortgage about Oct. 28, according to a report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Starwood will use the funds to pay off existing debt, including a loan secured by 50 of the hotels that went into special servicing this summer.Starwood owns and operates all of the 58 properties, including one in Homestead in South Florida, and others in Atlanta and Dallas. Fifty InTown Suites in 12 states total about 6,000 keys and 73.7 percent of the allocated loan amount, according to the report. Eight Uptown Suites properties in six metropolitan areas and five states total about 1,000 keys.Starwood has spent $53.2 million on capital improvements on the properties since 2015, or about $7,000 a key. It has budgeted $14.2 million, or $2,000 a key, for renovations through the end of 2020 on rooms, lobbies and corridors at 44 portfolio InTown Suites properties, the Kroll report shows.The portfolio had a 75 percent occupancy rate for the trailing twelve months ending in August, an average daily rate of $43.19 and revenue per available room of $32.41, according to the report.An existing loan secured by the 50 InTown Suites went to special servicing in June, and received a modified six-month extension to January, with one more remaining six-month extension available, the report shows.The Kroll report lists some concerns with the InTown brand. The brand lacks awareness among consumers and lacks a rewards program to entice them, according to Kroll. Almost half of the InTown properties feature outdated exterior corridors to guest rooms, which could prove difficult to rebrand the properties without capital improvements, if it comes to that.The InTown properties were built between 1992 and 2007. The Uptown properties were built between 2017 and 2019 for $97 million.Starwood bought its 50-hotel portfolio of InTown Suites from Mount Kellett Capital Management in May 2015. They are rebranded Sun Suites, Crestwood Suites and Home Towne Suites.Starwood owns many more InTown Suites than it is currently refinancing. In 2013, Starwood bought 134 InTown Suites from Kimco and four Savannah Suites from Hospitality International in 2014 for $735 million.According to Kroll, the lower-priced hotel markets in which InTown and Uptown operate fared better than the U.S. lodging industry as a whole under Covid-19.Across the U.S., revenue per available room fell 80 percent in April, year over year, the worst month so far under Covid-19. It recovered somewhat to a 47 percent decrease year over year in August. Yet, the economy hotel market’s revenue per available room fell 43 percent in April, year over year, and 20 percent in August. And Starwood’s portfolio of 50 InTown Suites’ revenue per available room fell 13 percent in April, and 2 percent in August.Kroll credits the InTown properties’ heightened performance to longer lengths of stay — 75 days on average — and limited amenities. Starwood CEO Barry Sternlicht previously referred to InTown Suites as like “quasi apartments.”Almost all of the properties are in primary and secondary markets. Starwood’s Uptown hotel in Homestead, at 1071 Northeast 28th Avenue, is the largest property by allocated loan amount, at 4 percent. Nine properties are in the Atlanta area. Three are in the Dallas area.The Homestead Uptown Suites is four stories with 127 keys. It opened in November 2018 and has an average length of stay of six days. Occupancy dropped to 44.1 percent in July, but rose to 58 percent in August. It has an average daily rate of $79.03 and revenue per available room of $47.66, according to the report.Starwood also operates InTown Suites properties in West Palm Beach and Tamarac, but the report did not mention if these were part of the portfolio that was refinanced.Overall, Starwood has had a tough time with Covid-19. In September, the real estate investment firm lost control of seven shopping centers after defaulting on Israeli bonds earlier this year. It handed over the keys to one of its suburban Chicago malls to its lender earlier this month.In August, Starwood reported $139.7 million in second quarter earnings, or 49 cents per share, up 10 percent from $127 million, or 45 cents per share, in the same period of 2019. The REIT reported $265.6 million in revenue for the second quarter, down 14.6 percent from $311 million in the second quarter of last year.Earlier this month, Starwood sued Ziel Feldman’s HFZ Capital Group, alleging that the developer defaulted on loan payments at an Upper West Side co-op conversion and failed to abide by a forbearance agreement.In March, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group bought the Villa Biscayne Apartments in Homestead for $28.3 million. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more to live stream from Pocono on Friday

first_imgTwo of the three NASCAR national series are headed to Pocono Raceway this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will have two events live-streamed on on Friday, May 31. The events can also be viewed in the NASCAR Mobile App.The NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to kick off the weekend with first practice at 1:05 p.m. ET followed by the Monster Energy Series at 2:05 p.m. ET. Bookmark or go to the NASCAR Mobile App and don’t miss any of the action, as the top drivers return to the track.RELATED: Full Pocono scheduleCommentary from MRN will be available on the live stream.To recap, here is the full schedule of on-track activity being streamed on— 1:05 -1:55 p.m. ET: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice— 2:05-2:55 p.m. ET: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practiceFast Friday will kick off on FS2 and the FOX Sports App at 3 p.m. ET with Xfinity Series final practice.  That will be followed by the Monster Energy Series final practice at 4 p.m. ET, also on FS2.Tune in Saturday, June 1 for the Xfinity Series Pocono Green 250 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1/FOX Sports App and Sunday, June 2 for the Monster Energy Series Pocono 400 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1/FOX Sports App.last_img read more

Police ID suspect in 7-year-old’s sexual assault

first_img Police said evidence and witness accounts led to the suspect’s arrest and a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.The Port Arthur Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the case, Meaux said. Authorities had announced the arrest Tuesday evening, only initially identifying the suspect as a 25-year-old Orange resident, accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old.In a release to media, Sgt. Shannon Meaux said police officers were first dispatched to 4023 Brinkman Drive in reference to a disturbance at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday. “Upon arrival and through further investigation, it was determined that a 7-year-old child made an outcry to her mother of a sexual assault that had just occurred,” police said in a release. “The suspect, a 25-year-old Orange resident, fled the scene before officers arrived but later turned himself in at the Port Arthur Police Department.”center_img Police have identified the suspect arrested Tuesday for aggravated sexual assault of a child.Port Arthur Police Department Det. Sadie Guedry announced at approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday that Horace Hiawatha Walker, 25, has been charged.last_img read more

OpenTempo expands headquarters to accommodate growing staff

first_imgOpen Tempo, Inc.,OpenTempo, a healthcare IT company that reduces the cost of providing healthcare by helping hospitals optimize workforce efficiency, is expanding its offices to accommodate its rapidly increasing staff. Between December and January, six new employees were brought on, all based in Vermont.“OpenTempo loves being a Vermont company,” says Brian McNabb, Vice President of Professional Services. “We are able to help the local community by providing green, high-paying jobs while also helping our company’s performance by adding very talented individuals with Vermont values.”The new hires include:Cheryl Medley, Senior Implementation ConsultantLisa McGee, Senior Implementation ConsultantJoe Simpson, Associate Implementation ConsultantStacy Bressette, Associate Education and Documentation SpecialistBen Jenkins, Service AnalystDevin Nasar, Associate Implementation DeveloperTo make room for the new people, OpenTempo is constructing more office space at its existing location in Williston.About OpenTempoOpenTempo specializes in providing workforce management and staff scheduling solutions to hospitals and private medical practices across North America. For more information, please visit is external).last_img read more

Briefly Noted: Part of Somerset Drive in Prairie Village closing two months for stormwater project

first_imgPart of Somerset Drive in Prairie Village closing for stormwater project. Somerset Drive from 83rd Street to Roe Avenue in Prairie Village will be closed from today, July 31, through the end of September for a stormwater project.Shawnee offering free mulch to residents. Beginning this week, Shawnee is offering free mulch for residents through Sunday, Aug. 11. The double ground mulch came from storm debris that residents dropped off after recent storms. Mulch can be picked up at the southwest corner of Johnson Drive and Renner Road, directly across the street from the Shawnee Justice Center. Vehicles can access the area at 59th Terrace and Renner Road. The site will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The mulch is available to Shawnee residents only. There is no limit to how much a resident can pick-up, but residents must be able to load and haul it off. For more information, call Shawnee Public Works at 913-742-6008.Lenexa woman hoping thief returns backpack with her mother’s ashes in it. Dianne Paris of Lenexa is hoping the person who stole her backpack after breaking into her truck will return her mother’s ashes which were inside the backpack at the time. She was shopping at Legends Outlets on Friday when someone smashed the window of her truck and snatched her backpack, which contained a work laptop and some of her mother’s ashes. The backpack has an Ogio logo on it. Paris is asking anyone who sees the backpack or knows who took it to just drop the ashes off at KCKPD, no questions asked. [Backpack containing ashes of Lenexa woman’s mom stolen from truck at Legends Outlets — WDAF]last_img read more