first_imgMarilyn Nieves/iStock(ATLANTA) — An Atlanta attorney has been charged with murder after he fatally rammed his Mercedes sedan into a real estate investor, according to authorities.The encounter began after 60-year-old Hamid Jahangard “accidentally” hit the 2011 Mercedes CLS550 belonging to corporate lawyer Bryan Schmitt with a golf ball on July 30, according to a news release from the Fulton County District Attorney.Schmitt then “purposely steered” the luxury car into Jahangard in the driveway of one of his rental properties on River Valley Road in Sandy Springs, prosecutors said.Initially, Schmitt told detectives that he was driving home on River Valley Road that afternoon when he saw a man on the side of the road next to a trash can making “a throwing motion with his arm” before he “saw a white object” strike his car, ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV reported, citing the criminal complaint, which contains the statement Schmitt gave to authorities before he was arrested.Schmitt said he then made a U-turn and pulled into the driveway of the home to confront Jahangard, according to the station. Schmitt allegedly said that when he asked Jahangard why he threw the object, the victim yelled, “It’s none of your business!” and “pushed a trash can” at him.“I swerved to right to miss it and ended up hitting a second trash can,” Schmitt told detectives, according to the station. “When I came to stop, he was lying on the other side of the first trash.”However, surveillance footage and witness statements contradicted Schmitt’s account, the criminal complaint states. One neighbor, a nurse, allegedly witnessed Schmitt attempting to pull Jahangard’s body from underneath his car and told him to stop and wait for paramedics to arrive, stating that Schmitt “ran him over” rather than knocked him down, according to WSB-TV.In addition, Jahangard was talking to his brother, Manoucher Jahangard, on the phone when he was struck, according to court documents obtained by the station.Manoucher Jahangard also told investigators that he last heard his brother say, “I did not throw anything! I did not throw anything! Get out of my face,” before the call was cut off. Jahangard was waiting for painters to arrive at the time, his brother said.Police found a golf ball on the scene but did not see any damage to the car, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.Jahangard suffered a massive skull fracture, swelling in his brain and multiple leg fractures, WSB-TV reported. He died in the hospital two days later, prosecutors said.The medical examiner ruled Jahangard’s death a homicide by “blunt force injury of the head,” according to the station.Jahangard, who was originally from Iran, was a “prominent real estate investor” and a graduate of Walton High School in Cobb County and Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, according to prosecutors.He is survived by his two daughters and four siblings, according to an obituary.Schmitt is an associate corporate counsel and director of contracts for Atlanta-based supply chain and software company Manhattan Associates, according to Law.com.He was charged with murder, felony murder and aggravated assault, prosecutors announced Friday. He is currently being held at the Fulton County jail without bond, jail records show.ABC News could not immediately reach representatives for Schmitt or Manhattan Associates for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgUK future bright despite post-war uncertaintyOn 27 May 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article UK employers have reasons to be cautiously optimistic despite theunprecedented economic challenges facing the world economy. Graeme Leach, chief economist at the Institute of Directors, told delegatesat Richmond Events’ HR Forum that there are no economic models that capture thecurrent state of the economy. The combination of the impact of the war in Iraq, the stock market’s rapidboom and bust and what Leach described as ‘synchronicity’ – a simultaneousdownturn across all the world’s economic regions – is unique. “At the moment Japan is going nowhere, Europe is stagnating andeverybody is looking to the US economy, but that is still weak,” heexplained. ” As a result, I think we are in the middle of the mostuncertain economic period for 50 years.” However, Leach said there is some good news amid the gloom. The US economyseems to have fended off the worst effect of the stock market boom and bust,and is apparently suffering a shallow recession. He said the swift end to the war in Iraq is another economic reason to becheerful, because of the subsequent drop in oil prices. “The UK is better placed than most,” he said. “The monetarypolicy committee still has plenty of scope to cut interest rates. I think wecan muddle through during 2003, which is no mean achievement considering thebody blows which have hit the world and UK economies.” Leach is optimistic that employers will not have to make any significantredundancies, and that they will benefit over the coming months from a gradualimprovement in trading conditions. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img Full Name* Tags The eviction and foreclosure moratoriums had been in place until March. The eviction ban was not mentioned in Tuesday’s announcement.The announcement by the White House increases pressure on Congress to pass Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package. If passed in its entirety, the proposal would extend a national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through Sept. 30.[Politico] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Biden’s announcement extends the foreclosure moratorium until June. (Getty) The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it would extend the nationwide foreclosure moratorium and mortgage forbearance through June.The move would prevent home foreclosures and allow for delayed mortgage payments. It would also offer six months of additional mortgage forbearance for those who enroll on or before June 30, Politico reported.Some 2.7 million homeowners with government-backed mortgages are enrolled in the mortgage forbearance program, which remains available to another 11 million owners.The actions would extend an order originally enacted by the Trump administration and expanded by the Biden administration on President Joe Biden’s first day in office.Read moreBiden’s $1.9T package would extend eviction ban, boost rent reliefBiden bans LGBT-based housing discriminationBiden to extend limits on evictions, foreclosures Email Address* Message* CoronavirusJoe BidenReal Estate and Politicslast_img read more

first_imgCommitment to MissionThis job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission ofLone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professionalcommunication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship,respect and accountability to LSC students and employees isessential.Cultural Beliefs Associate’s degree in electrical Technology OR a Bachelor’sdegree in Engineering, Electrical/ Electronics engineering orElectrical/ Electronics Engineering Technology and a minimum of 3years work-related experience The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periodsof standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces;recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, orsimilar activities; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items,such as typewriters and record boxes. The work may requirespecific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities, suchas above average agility and dexterity. Student InvestedContent ExpertPedagogically ExcellentInstitutionally Dedicated KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES : Campus Marketing StatementLone Star College-Creekside CenterLone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transferand career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSCis training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the communitycollege experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head,Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution ofhigher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impactof nearly $3 billion.LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two universitycenters, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, iscontinuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle ofHigher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.LSC-Creekside Center is a state-of-the-art, full-service satellitecenter designed to serve the western portion of the Woodlands, aswell as Tomball and the surrounding communities. Its location in anarea of rapid growth provides an ideal opportunity for both workingand non-traditional students. The facility offers a selection ofday, evening and weekend credit courses, includinguniversity-transfer courses and certificates.Campus address is 8747 West New Harmony Trail, The Woodlands, TX77375.Job Description SalaryCommensurate with education, experience and qualifications.Benefits Marketing StatementBy joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a partof an organization that offers a supportive, collegial workenvironment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a fullcomprehensive and competitive benefits package, wellness programs,professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunitiesand more.Special InstructionsGo to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top ofthe page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the titleonce you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attachedyour cover letter with your resume.If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty,Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include thefollowing to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, TeachingPhilosophy, and unofficial transcripts.You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 charactersor less.How to ApplyALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLYWe will not accept application material received via fax, email,mail, or hand delivered.Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for theacademic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications onyour profile, you will begin receiving electronic communicationregarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you byphone, or email to schedule an interview.Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under whichLone Star College provides the federal government with informationfrom each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm that the employee isauthorized to work in the United States.More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions aresubject to a criminal background check. Teaches Electrician courses at a variety of times and locationsin response to institutional needsMakes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instructionby reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, t echniques,and delivery methodsDevelops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratorywithin coll ege and departmental guidelinesPlans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods andmaterials that assist students in meeting course objectives andwhich are appropriate for students with differing educational andexperiential backgrounds and learning stylesEvaluates students to measure their progress toward achievementof stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner oftheir progress in the courseSubmits req uired college reports and formsReviews, evaluates, and recomm ends student learningmaterialsMaintains professional relationships with students, colleaguesand the communityProvides access to students through posted office hours,electronic communicatio n and other appropriate methodsResponsible for professional development and institutionalservice as determined in consultation with the DeanResponsible for other reason able related duties asassigned Mastery of course content REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS: Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizescollaborat ion, teamwork, and facilitationExcellent oral and written communication skills andinterpersonal skillsCommitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternativeviewpoints; ability to work effectivel y with a wide variety ofpeopleCommitment to academic excellence, exceptional service andproviding a dynamic climate for life-long learningDemonstrated ability to develop and implement instructionalapproaches such as service learning/civic engagement, learningcommunities, and the effective use of technologyAbility to use effective strategies to en gage students intheir learning The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” isdesigned to recognize colleges that have been successful increating great workplaces and to further research and understandingof the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impacton organizational culture at higher education institutions.Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidencein Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace &Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .Qualities of ExcellenceAs faculty members of Lone Star College, we strive to create anation of world citizenry in our students. In that pursuit, wemodel ways of thinking and being that incorporate diversity,equality, and equity. Our culture, then, requires the possession oftranscendent qualities that, while immeasurable, are evident inglobal citizens. We are compassionate with our students,colleagues, and ourselves. We are innovative in the pursuit oflearning. Ultimately, we create a culture where learning thrives,people are safe, and we mirror the qualities of worldcitizenry.Lone Star College faculty are dedicated to four qualities ofexcellence: PURPOSE AND SCOPE:It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide thelearning activities and support that will lead to the achievementof the course objectives and contribute to the educationalenvironment of the college and the community. The faculty member’srole encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation,professional development, and institutional service. Primaryresponsibilities are to plan, develop and teach courses within thecurriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in aMicrosoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other generaloffice equipment, and any specialized equipment standard within thediscipline/industryInterface with internal and external contacts as needed tocarry out the functions of the positionWork is performed in a climate-controlled classroom and/or labenvironment with minimal exposure to safety hazardsHours will vary depending on class time; Instructors arerequired to meet with classes at all scheduled times and beavailable to students outside of class instruction PHYSICAL ABILITIES : One LSCStudent FocusedOwn ItAdvance EquityCultivate CommunityChoose Learninglast_img read more

first_imgThe Ocean City Boardwalk on Friday, Jan. 9.The region’s first measurable snow on Tuesday and sub-zero wind-chills did not slow the pace of a boardwalk reconstruction project.The Ocean City Boardwalk on Monday, Jan. 5. Photo credit: Bob Bolen OCNJ Daily reported Sunday that work on the boardwalk reconstruction project between Sixth and Seventh streets was making good progress and that most of the substructure was complete.But by Friday, all of the decking along the same stretch was in place. The boardwalk surface was pre-constructed off-site and made for quick work this week._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City._____Runners, walkers and cyclists have been detoured around the one-block construction area since October and are anxious for the return of an uninterrupted round trip on the Boardwalk. The anticipated completion date for the project was by the end of March. But it appears work is well ahead of schedule.A small section near the Sixth Street ramp is all that remains to be completed, in addition to finish work in closing small gaps and installation of railings and lampposts.last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pierre Moran Pool & McNaughton Spray Park closed to slow virus spread Twitter Google+ By Jon Zimney – July 6, 2020 0 268 Facebook Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/City of Elkhart) The City of Elkhart has made the decision to close Pierre Moran Pool and the McNaughton Spray Park effective Monday, July 6.The state of the COVID-19 outbreak in Elkhart County that warranted action from the state has led to this decision.Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson issued the following statement: “This was a tough decision. But given where we are with this virus, it was the right one for Elkhart. Our staff prepared for weeks to ensure they took all the necessary measures and they did an excellent job. Unfortunately, the environment of the pool and the spray park is not conducive to wearing masks, distancing, and mitigation. Our numbers are climbing and we must do all we can to slow the spread of this virus.”      Previous articleOne injured in Monday morning crash in Cass CountyNext articleCass Co Sheriff’s Office makes statement about July 4 Sandbar event Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

first_imgCornish pasty maker Warrens Bakery is to rebrand and expand retail shops, after receiving £1.6m in funding.The bakery, which recently won the claim of being the world’s oldest pasty-maker, was given the funding through Santander’s Breakthrough Programme. It will be using the money to expand retail activities in the West Country and further throughout the UK.Mark Sullivan, chairman of Warrens Bakery, said: “We’ve always had big ambitions for Warrens since acquiring the business in 2013 and recognising the enormous potential of the brand. The investment and strong personal support and involvement from Santander will help us to complete the next phase of growth, as we develop the brand and product range through our own stores, as well as with wholesale and retail customers.”The bakery currently operates 40 retail outlets, and has two major production units in St Just, Cornwall and Plymouth, Devon.Darren Hart, head of growth capital at Santander UK, said: “As the world’s oldest producer of Cornish pasties, Warrens Bakery has an enviable legacy and reputation for quality products. The business has experienced significant growth in recent years and we are confident that Warrens will be able to use the additional funding to expand its retail operations in Cornwall and beyond.”This comes amidst fears that the Cornish pasty could lose its EU protected status due to a proposed free trade deal between the European Union and the USA earlier this month.Warrens Bakery also supplies major retailers and wholesalers, both in the UK and overseas, through its expanding trade division, ‘Simply Cornish’.last_img read more

first_imgElectro-pop duo Phantogram has announced their summer tour plans with a run of shows scheduled to begin on June 2nd with their appearance at the Radio 104.5 Birthday Celebration in Camden, NJ.The summer tour will see the group teaming up with Bob Moses for headlining dates mixed in with their scheduled appearances at festivals like Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party and Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful. Phantogram’s headlining dates begin on August 16th at the Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV, followed by appearances at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, CO (8/20); Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN (8/25); Rebel in Toronto, ON (8/30); Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY (9/5); The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX (9/13); and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA (9/18); just to name a few.Related: Phantogram Delivers An Awesome Cover Of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” [Watch]Phantogram hasn’t released a collection of new recordings since Three arrived in 2016, leading to the possibility that the band is gearing up for the start of a new album cycle with the announcement of their summer tour dates.Presale for shows on the summer tour begins on May 14th at 10 a.m. Local. General on-sale will follow on May 17th beginning at 10 a.m. Local. Fans should head to the band’s website for tickets.Phantogram 2019 Tour DatesJune 2 – Camden, NJ – Radio 104.5 Birthday CelebrationJuly 19 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block PartyAugust 16 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort*August 17 – Ogden, UT – Twilight Concert Series*August 18 – Denver, CO – The Mission BallroomAugust 20 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre*August 22 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s*August 23 – Kansas City, MO – KC Live!*August 25 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre*August 27 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee*August 28 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!*August 29 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore*August 30 – Toronto, ON – Rebel*August 31 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallSeptember 3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*September 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings TheatreSeptember 6 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*September 9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*September 10 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company*September 12 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*September 13 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory*September 14 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s*September 16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren*September 18 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*September 20-22 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival* w/ Bob MosesView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

first_imgI wrote a previous article titled “You are already banking marijuana. You just don’t know it.”  The article focused on the fact that marijuana proceeds have a wide reach and are most likely found in all financial institutions across the United States.  Landlords, lawyers, CPA’s, electricians, plumbers, bookkeepers, insurance companies, home improvement stores, pizza delivery, and numerous other businesses are providing products and services to marijuana related businesses (MRB’s) and are receiving proceeds from marijuana sales.  Also included in that list are all the states, counties, and local municipalities that are receiving tax revenue from MRB’s. I was at a speaking engagement last month and a banker from a state without legalized marijuana felt confident that they nor their proceeds had any association with MRB’s.  I asked if they or any of their account holders owned any of the popular mutual funds by Vanguard or Fidelity. Their answer was “yes”. What they didn’t realize was that widely held stocks, such as Scotts Miracle-Gro, are holdings in several index and mutual funds, and that Scotts has been increasing its cannabis-focused Hawthorne Gardening subsidiary for the past several years.  The dividends they pay contain marijuana revenue, and those monies eventually find their way into financial institutions and accounts across the United States. The point here is that even if you are in a state without legalized marijuana, you have investors and monies in your state, whether direct or indirect, that touch the marijuana space.I subscribe to the generally accepted three tier classifications of MRB’s:  Tier I – Product touching, Tier II – Businesses directly supporting or whose primary customers are Tier I MRB’s, and Tier III – Those that have incidental business with Tier I and Tier II MRB’s.  Here is a summary list of ways to identity possible MRB activity in your institution:Ask “Do you derive revenues from marijuana related activity” in your CIP, account opening, and ongoing risk assessmentsScreen your current accounts against the names and addresses of Licensed MRB’sEnhance your transaction monitoring, especially as it pertains to cashReview large items in more detailReview websites on suspect accountsMarijuana cash has a distinctive scentConduct a site visitAs Tier I MRB’s are generally easier to identify, I am going to focus more on the ancillary Tier II and Tier III MRB’s.  When you identify a possible MRB account, or if the account holder or applicant answers “Yes” to the question of derived revenue, you should obtain more information to determine their MRB tier.  At that point, you need to determine if you are going to accept or keep the account, or to de-risk them out of your institution.The FinCEN guidance of February 2014 uses the wording “funds derived from illegal activity” when outlining the Suspicious Activity Report filing requirements.  Outside of that, it really does not specifically or narrowly define the question of “What is a marijuana related business?”. So, if you are directly banking Tier II or Tier III MRB’s, do you need to file a marijuana SAR?  Generally speaking, banking Tier III MRB’s poses little risk and it is my opinion that FinCEN does not expect you to be filing SAR’s on the pizza delivery person that happens to drop off an occasional food order at a dispensary.  Tier II MRB’s become a different story.In closely examining Tier II MRB’s, I have found that in some circumstances their risk profile is actually higher than banking a Tier I.  Those Tier I MRB’s undergo license and underwriting scrutiny from the State. They typically have strict inventory and reporting requirements and undergo third-party inspections.  Your Tier II MRB’s generally have close ties with product touching MRB’s, are not required to be licensed, and have no State required marijuana audits. Being that the FinCEN guidance is the only federal document regarding marijuana banking, I lean towards taking the guidance very literally regarding SAR reporting.  Although some institutions set a percentage threshold to define Tier II and Tier III (i.e. 20% or more in marijuana revenue), I recommend filing marijuana SAR’s on all of your Tier II MRB’s.  Better to be conservative and file an extra SAR than to be penalized for failing to file a SAR.If you are deciding to accept or keep Tier II MRB’s, you still have preparation to complete.  Many of the requirements in banking Tier I’s are applicable to Tier II. I have a 12-Step process that will assist you:Is the Board “on board”?Determine if banking MRB’s is appropriate for your institutionReview and understand relevant regulationsAnalyze the strength of your current BSA / AML programAssess training requirementsPerform a risk-reward analysisReview relevant technologiesPrepare a business planCommunicate with regulatorsObtain Board approvalDevelop MRB policies, procedures, and underwriting standardsImplementation The initial application and documentation for a Tier II MRB would generally start with the type of documents necessary if you were giving them a commercial loan, along with marijuana specific additions.  Be sure to obtain information on the Tier I customers of your Tier II accounts. I would even go to the extent of checking licenses and creating a whitelist of vetted vendors. Ongoing due diligence and transaction monitoring should be commensurate with risk and I would include site visits in the mix.  Be open with your MRB clients and establish a set of required expectations (Covenants) from the start.  If your MRB’s understand up front what it takes for you to bank them, it helps to establish a partnership mentality.  Regarding pricing, the fee schedule for banking Tier II MRB’s is generally less than that in banking Tier I’s.  Pricing may vary greatly depending on risk, volume, and geographic region. Supply and demand also come into effect in MRB pricing.  Compliance is not free, and you should charge sufficient fees to cover your costs, plus a reasonable rate of return. Your ultimate goal is to bank MRB’s in a sustainable, responsible, and profitable manner.Feel free to contact me with any questions. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andre Herrera Andre’s broad experience in payment system and banking technology management spans over 22 years and includes the management of complex, large-scale conversions, migrations and new product implementations. He also … Web: hypur.com Detailslast_img read more