Virginia state trooper dies after getting shot during drug raid

first_imgVirginia State Police(FARMVILLE, Va.) — A Virginia State Police trooper who was shot in the line of duty Monday night has died, authorities said. Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, a member of the state police’s tactical team, was assisting the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with executing a search warrant at a home near the town of Farmville, Virginia. An armed man inside the residence opened fire on the team shortly before 10 p.m. local time Monday, according to a press release from the Virginia State Police. The tactical team returned fire, killing the suspect, police said. Dowell, who was shot, was taken to a local hospital where he died. He is survived by his parents and a sister, authorities said. “This is an extremely difficult day for the State Police,” Col. Gary Settle, Virginia State Police’s superintendent, said in a statement Monday night. “We are humbled by Lucas’ selfless sacrifice and grateful for his dedicated service to the Commonwealth. He will forever be remembered by his State Police Family for his great strength of character, tenacity, valor, loyalty and sense of humor.” No other troopers were injured in the shooting. The suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was the only individual inside the home at the time of the shooting. Authorities are in the process of notifying next of kin. The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is investigating the incident. The two troopers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with Virginia State Police policy. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Andrew Barth Feldman to Co-Host the 10th Annual Roger Rees Awards & More

first_img Matthew Morrison Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently.Andrew Barth Feldman to Co-Host the Roger Rees AwardsThe Broadway Education Alliance has announced that the tenth annual presentation of the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance, a celebration of high school musical programs, will be held on June 1 at 7:30PM ET on BEA’s YouTube channel. Roger Rees Award winner, former Dear Evan Hansen star and vlogger Andrew Barth Feldman will host the ceremony alongside NY1’s Frank DiLella. This online event will feature New York area high school students in multiple musical numbers, including an opening anthem “As Long as There Is Love” from the Broadway production of Mrs. Doubtfire. A panel of Broadway professionals, including Mrs. Doubtfire star Rob McClure, will announce the Best Actor and Best Actress high school performers in the Greater New York region during the show.The 24 Hour Plays Announces COVID & Incarceration EditionThe 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues is collaborating with several arts and advocacy organizations, including the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School, to feature real stories from those currently and previously incarcerated, their families and the advocates serving them during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, playwrights will be paired with individuals who are currently or formerly incarcerated and advocates to hear their stories, either from live calls or previously documented material. The playwrights will then be paired with actors from TV, film and Broadway to write, rehearse and record monologues released in 24 hours. “COVID & Incarceration” will air on May 12 on IGTV; from 6PM ET on, the new monologues will be published, one every 15 minutes. Writers include Lemon Andersen, Hilary Bettis, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, Jordan E. Cooper, Emily Mann, DeRay Mckesson, Nsangou Njikam, and Liza Jessie Peterson. Actors will be announced at a later date.NYC’s Shetler Studios Closes After 30 YearsShetler Studios is closing as a result of financial hardship caused by the coronavirus crisis. “The path to recovery is simply too steep for our small company,” reads a statement the company’s founder and owner Ron Shetler and Managing Artistic Director Robin A. Paterson shared on the Shetler Studios Instagram. For 30 years, the space, located on Broadway and West 54th Street, provided rehearsal space to the New York theater community.Norm Lewis to Perform on Memorial For Us AllTony nominee Norm Lewis is slated to perform on May 17 at 6PM ET on Memorial For Us All. The regular Sunday broadcast offers its viewers unity, comfort and healing through music. Anyone who has lost a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic is invited to submit the name of a friend or family member to be honored on the broadcast. More than 300 community members from New York City and beyond have submitted names. Names can be submitted here.Long Wharf Theatre Announces Staged at Home Virtual GalaLong Wharf Theatre has announced that its 2020 gala is going digital. Staged at Home will be a star-studded benefit concert, featuring performances from Broadway stars, including Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Matthew Morrison, Robin De Jesús, Norm Lewis, Kelli O’Hara and Bryce Pinkham. The event will begin on June 8 at 6:30PM ET with a half-hour pre-show, including a five-course dinner party, red-carpet showcase and video chat room preceding the concert. Tickets will go on sale May 11 at 10AM ET.P.S. Watch this video of the Riverdance casts around the world showing appreciation for essential workers. Bryce Pinkham Kelli O’Hara Robin De Jesus Norm Lewis Andrew Barth Feldman(Photo: Caitlin McNaney for Laura Benanti Rob McClure View Comments View All (10) Andrew Barth Feldman Brian Stokes Mitchell Stephanie J. Blocklast_img read more

For up-and-coming triathletes – Gwen Jorgensen, USAT and ROKA launch scholarship…

first_imgProfessional triathlete, US National Team member and Olympian Gwen Jorgensen has launched a scholarship fund, with support from the USA Triathlon Foundation and Gwen’s wetsuit sponsor ROKA. The fund is for up-and-coming draft-legal triathletes or paratriathletes leading up to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship was created to assist junior draft-legal triathletes and paratriathletes in their pursuit of excellence in the sport. In 2014, US$15,000 and mentoring services with Jorgensen will be awarded to one or multiple applicants who demonstrate ‘financial need, creative use of funds and passion for the multisport lifestyle.’Members of the multisport community, including athletes, coaches and race directors, are welcome to apply, but funding must be applied to programming, training or travel costs for junior triathletes aged 19 and under.“With the goal of promoting excellence at an early age, I am excited to launch the Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship this year,” Jorgensen said. “The triathlon community has supported me and instilled values of excellence since I was introduced to the sport in 2010. I want to do the same and give back to the next generation of potential triathlon stars. I especially appreciate ROKA and the USA Triathlon Foundation for their commitment to match my contribution.”“We are honoured to be partnering with Gwen to establish this important scholarship, and to support our junior draft-legal triathletes as they pursue their Olympic dreams and quest to bring home the gold,” said Jacqueline McCook, President of the USA Triathlon Foundation.“Gwen’s example and initiative tie directly with the Foundation’s mission of ‘Opening Pathways to Triathlon for All through the Generosity of Donors.’ We are thrilled to support this initiative.”“We are honoured to support Gwen and her scholarship program,” added Rob Canales, Co-Founder and CEO of ROKA. “Gwen is a remarkable triathlete and person, one who is keenly aware that it takes support at many levels to achieve greatness. It speaks volumes for her character that so early in her career she wants to give back. We couldn’t be more pleased to help with that endeavour.”Details on how to apply for the scholarship are available online as a downloadable PDF. Applications must be submitted to gwenjorgensenscholarship[at] by 1 November 2014, and the scholarship will be awarded on 1 December.Jorgensen, who competed in the London 2012 Olympic Games, is currently ranked number one in the world following four consecutive 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series wins in Hamburg, Chicago, London and Yokohama.A former collegiate runner and swimmer, Jorgensen was introduced to draft-legal triathlon in 2010 through the USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Relatedlast_img read more

Panalpina opens in Murmansk

first_imgLocated on the Cola Peninsula, in close proximity to Shtokman Gas Field Development, and being the major hub for international air and ocean traffic, Murmansk is the ideal location for Panalpina to develop its logistics infrastructure.The Shtokman Gas Field Development is the world’s largest natural gas field and since 1992 Sevmorneftegaz, a joint venture of Russian energy companies Gazprom and Rosneft, has been holding the licence to operate the field.The field is of strategic importance for Gazprom and will become a resource base for Russian pipeline gas as well as liquefied natural gas exports to the Atlantic Basin markets.As a major player in the Oil & Gas market, Panalpina will concentrate on provision of services to the leading international and Russian companies from its new office including seismic companies, drilling contractors, supply and support vessel operators, oilfield service and supply companies, engineering companies and offshore construction companies.”We are confident that with our strong market position in air and ocean freight combined with a focused approach to logistics and supply chain management solutions and extensive local knowledge, Panalpina will establish itself as the leading player in this strategic area,” says Stefan Karlen, managing director of Panalpina Russia.last_img read more

Samson launches synthetic emergency tow-off pendant

first_imgVulcan is a core-dependant, jacketed rope that uses Samson’s patented heat-resistant technology specifically developed for the ETOP application.ETOPs, which provide a means of towing a ship away from the dock in the event of a fire are, according to Craig Kelly, director of international sales for Samson, “… rarely used for their intended purpose. However, crewmembers must continually handle them when coming into terminals and for training exercises. Handling heavy wire ropes is difficult, cumbersome, and can cause a number of physical injuries. Vulcan is 60-70 0ghter when compared with wire rope, which significantly reduces the various mooring-related injuries associated with handling wire rope in this application.” Which will be comforting for HLPFI readers among crews onboard MPVs and other heavy lift ships.Vulcan is made of 100% Technora® and is enhanced with Samson’s patented heat-resistant coating, which is applied to the strength-member core. Samthane coating is also applied to the jacket to provide protection against abrasion, ingress of foreign material, and damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet light. Prior to heat exposure Vulcan’s new rope breaking strength meets or exceeds the industry standards.Required by most if not all ship terminals, the ETOP is positioned along side the vessel and monitored in order to maintain a specific distance from the water. Adjustments are made to the ETOP as the ship’s ballast changes during the loading and offloading of cargo. Wire rope has traditionally been used in this application, though steel-wire ETOPs have proven problematic.Over the last several months, field trials have been conducted on the U.S. West Coast with excellent results. “We really like the Vulcan ETOP,” says Captain Pete Hall of OSG. “Two people can easily move it around the deck and over the longitudinal’s. One person can deploy and if needed one person can retrieve. The line is flexible and light, and the length with eyes on both ends means no more figure eighting on the bits. Plus, there’s plenty of line for a tug to work with.”Vulcan is another synthetic solution from Samson designed to enhance the safety of crewmembers while meeting the needs of demanding commercial marine applications.last_img read more

Liverpool have made ‘very powerful’ offer for player, and Reds seen…

first_imgFriday’s edition of Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo takes a look at the 23-year-old’s situation and they claim the Spanish champions want to sign him, but Liverpool are also ‘interested’ in the player.Thomas Tuchel’s side want to tie down their star to a new contract but despite several attempts from PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the France international has turned down opportunities to sign an extension.The Blaugrana have no ‘illusions’ they are the favourites to sign the Ligue 1 star because the Camp Nou outfit are aware of ‘very powerful offers’ made for Rabiot by the Merseyside club. Barca view Liverpool as a ‘tough competition’ in the race to sign the midfielder.Liverpool’s summer signing Fabinho has struggled for minutes and he is currently ‘bored’ at Anfield, according to Le Parisien.The ex-AS Monaco man is on the radar of PSG and if he returns to France and takes Rabiot’s place in the squad, it could help the Reds clear place for the Frenchman. Amid interest from Barcelona and the Premier League side, the Frenchman is yet to make a decision on his future and the report claims he is ‘very close’ to doing Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCyber Security | Search AdDoing Cyber Security Courses Online may Be Highly RecommendedCyber Security | Search AdUndoArticles VallyShe Had No Idea Why The Men Kept Cheering Her OnArticles VallyUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCelebsland.com10 Mixed-Breed Dogs You Won’t Believe Are RealCelebsland.comUndoLittle-Tricks.comYour Fingers Can Tell You a Lot About Your Personality. What Kind of Fingers Do You Have?Little-Tricks.comUndo熱門話題在萬寧引起很大反響「好可愛、好好吃、肌膚變超好!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site You’ll Wish You Tried Sooner!Singles50Undo Adrien Rabiot’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain will run out after the end of the season and it is no surprise the midfilder is on the radar of Barcelona and clubs in England.last_img read more


first_imgIT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50.2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. Today’s Weather: Simply Glorious! By far the best day yet of the Easter holidays.It is starting fairly cold this morning, with temperatures around 5C. But any grass frost will soon lift and temperatures will quickly rise this morning to reach 15C or 16C by the afternoon under clear blue skies.It will be cold again by dusk.Enjoy it whilst it lasts; all the forecasters are showing a weather front clipping Ireland tomorrow – and bringing rain to Donegal. IT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50.2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.  16C, SUNNY & GLORIOUS: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:16Cdd weather reportdonegal daily weathersunnysunshinelast_img read more