Alex Labbe returns to DGM Racing in 2021

first_imgLabbé appreciates the renewed support of his racing sponsors in the upcoming season — something he does not take for granted.“I feel extremely fortunate to be able to strap into my race car and I could not do it without the financial backing of my partners,” Labbé said. “The current economic climate could have overshadowed this season, so I feel blessed.”So far, the budget allows Labbé to confirm a half-season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team will continue to pursue partnership opportunities in order to allow Labbé to compete full time in the 33 races scheduled.One of the partners that has confirmed its commitment to the Quebec driver includes BRP, which is joining forces with DGM Racing for another season, with its Can-Am brand. Labbé will sport the Can-Am colors for four races in the No. 36 Chevrolet Camaro. LAKE WALES, Fla. — Building on last year’s results in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Alex Labbé of Saint-Albert, Quebec, will continue his partnership with DGM Racing in 2021 as he seeks funding for another full-time season on American soil.“I’m excited to announce another year with DGM Racing and for the chance to build on our momentum from 2020,” said Labbé, who recorded five top-10 finishes in 2020. “Based on last year’s results I fully believe that we have the right tools to be regular top 10 and playoff contenders.”More road-course races in 2021It is no secret that Labbé shines on the road courses. In fact, the Quebec driver took fourth place last October on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval during a memorable road race in a torrential downpour. His performance brought home DGM Racing and Labbé’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series top five. He will have more chances to demonstrate his mastery of this type of course in 2021, since the NASCAR Xfinity Series will feature seven road-course races.The NASCAR Xfinity Series is adding two new tracks to its calendar: Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on May 22 and Nashville Superspeedway on June 19.“It is always exciting for a small team like ours to race on new courses because the bigger teams don’t have as much of an advantage over us,” Labbé said. “We all hit the course at the same time with a blank slate, which helps level the playing field.”The 33-race schedule begins officially on Feb. 13 at Daytona International Speedway, followed by a road race in Daytona. The last regular-season race is on Sept. 17 at Bristol Motor Speedway, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the first race of the playoffs on Sept. 25.“I’m happy to have the opportunity to work with Alex and all the great partners that are behind him,” said Mario Gosselin, Labbé’s crew chief and co-owner of DGM Racing. “I really feel like this is going to be our best season yet, with a legitimate chance at victory.”Quebec sponsor, CAN-AM, continues supportlast_img read more

Combat Medic Turned Dispatcher Sues for Unfair Firing

first_imgThe suit says the next day, Busto did not go to work because the episode had triggered her stress disorder and she had a medical appointment. The city says the allegations are not true. The next day, Busto found that her access badge didn’t work, according to the lawsuit. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Army veteran diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder is suing the city and the Albuquerque Police Department, claiming she was assaulted, discriminated against and wrongly fired. According to the lawsuit, Busto had an episode in October 2006 and took more than the usual dose of her medication. When authorities arrived, Busto said she didn’t need to be taken to the hospital. The lawsuit tells a story of escalating trouble between Busto and APD, starting when the department allegedly failed to make accommodations for her post-traumatic stress disorder, and ending when she was fired and allegedly taken to the Veterans Hospital in handcuffs. According to the suit, an officer allegedly “threw her to the floor, forcefully placed his knee on the back of her neck and handcuffed her.” “The allegations are factually inaccurate,” Deputy City Attorney Kathy Levy said. “We feel confident that once discovery is commenced, what actually occurred will come out.” Judith Busto, 22, was hired as a dispatcher in May 2006 after she returned from work as a combat medic in Afghanistan. The suit was filed by Santa Fe attorney Merit Bennett and seeks unspecified damages. According to the lawsuit, an APD employee offered to send an officer to take her to her appointment, but when the officer arrived, Busto was ordered to come out of her house with her hands in the air and not to make “any sudden moves.” She was allegedly taken to her doctor’s appointment in handcuffs. When another employee let her inside, she was handcuffed, taken to the veterans hospital and told without explanation that she had been fired, according to the suit. It said that the state Labor Department found her termination was not justified.“It’s scary, you know, because all I was trying to do was serve my city,” Busto said in an interview. “You’d think they (APD) would be more understanding of military people who have served their country and have come home. They made me feel like a freak.”last_img read more

Juanita Florence Moses Ray

first_img Funeral Services, under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home, will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Port Arthur, TX; visitation from 8:00 am to 10:00 am; recitation of the rosary at 9:15.Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery. Juanita Florence Moses Ray stepped into eternity on Friday, July 12, 2019.A native of Port Arthur, Texas, she was born to the union of Florence Pipkins Moses and Clarence Moses, October 3, 1922. Juanita, a 1944 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Port Arthur, Texas, married James Joseph Ray, Sr., in 1949.She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart and a dedicated member of The Knights of Peter Claver, Cartegena Court 32. She was a newspaper distributor for the Port Arthur News for more than 35 years.Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Clarence Moses; her siblings, Ruth Ivy Yowman and Clarence Julius Moses; her husband James Joseph Ray, Sr., and her son, James Joseph Ray Jr.She leaves four children to rejoice her life: Barbara Polk (Robert); Kennard Ray of Tacoma, Washington; Leonard Ray; and Steven Ray (Denise); fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, family, and friends.last_img read more

NSB completes Northfield branch renovations

first_imgNorthfield Savings Bank,Vermont Business Magazine Northfield Savings Bank (NSB) employees, members of the Board of Trustees, and friends from the community recently inaugurated the Bank’s newly renovated Northfield office at 33 South Main Street, culminating one year of work upgrading the space. The Bank’s historic home office, which first opened its doors in 1867, received a fresh, clean look showcasing NSB’s signature gold and gray colors – gold for the energy of our people, and gray representing the Bank’s foundation in Vermont – as well as expanded capabilities for serving customers, including its first ever drive-up.The character of the building and surrounding landscape was preserved while creating a warm and welcoming branch for the community.At the official Ribbon Cutting, NSB President and CEO Thomas Leavitt spoke about the significance of the building and its role in the Bank’s past, present and future before introducing Norwich University President Richard Schneider, who told the crowd about NSB’s important place in the Town of Northfield’s history. Senior Community Banking Officer Wendy Rea, who leads the team at the Northfield branch, talked about the joys of working in the beautiful new space, and how hard employees worked to make the transition between the building and a temporary banking space – dubbed the “bank in a box” – seamless for NSB’s valued customers while renovations were ongoing.Northfield Savings Bank would like to thank everyone who worked to make this vision a reality. The Bank is thrilled to continue to serve and be a part of the community, as it has been for more than 150 years.About Northfield Savings BankNorthfield Savings Bank was founded in Northfield, VT in 1867. Over 150 years, assets have grown to more than $950 million, and NSB is the largest independent bank headquartered in Vermont. NSB is a full-service bank offering a full range of community banking, commercial banking, mortgage banking, and investment services to more than 30,000 consumer and commercial customers. Also known for its role as a corporate citizen, NSB proudly donates 10% of profits to Vermont community organizations. Donations exceeded $300,000 in 2017 to more than 200 community organizations. Northfield Savings Bank operates 13 branches throughout central Vermont and Chittenden County stretching from Bethel to Greater Burlington. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. www.nsbvt.com(link is external)Source: Northfield, VT – Northfield Savings Bank 8.30.2018,Yeslast_img read more

Proposed board actions — addition

first_imgProposed board actions — addition March 15, 2012 Regular News P roposed board actions — additionPursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following items at its March 23 meeting in Pensacola. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.The following agenda item was added to the notice originally published in the March 1, 2012, edition of The Florida Bar News on page 17, advising that the Board of Governors may take final action on at its March 23 meeting. Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective.To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments, please email rburke@flabar.org. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication.Language added to clarify that email voting is allowed if the council member is present in-person or on the telephone conference call.last_img read more

Hawks overcome 21-point deficit to beat Timberwolves

first_imgBut once again, these young Wolves couldn’t come up with enough offense in crunch time as they lost their fifth straight.“We played scared,” Wittman said. “We played on our heels and we played not to lose instead of to win.”With Jefferson on the bench to start the fourth, Lue opened with a 3-pointer from the elbow that started a 7-0 run, and suddenly Minnesota’s lead had dwindled to four.After a couple of debatable calls went Atlanta’s way, the Timberwolves seemed to come unglued, and Smith took over.He hit a pair of free throws, converted a three-point play and then hit a 3-pointer during a 14-0 run to give the Hawks an 87-78 lead with 4 minutes to go.“They were huge,” Hawks coach Mike Woodson said of Smith and Lue. “Lue hit big shots and got us in our offense and did enough to secure the win.”After receiving a standing ovation from the sparse home crowd at halftime, the Wolves heard plenty of boos as the lead disintegrated and Wittman slammed his hands on the press table in frustration as the game slipped away.Afterward, Wolves rookie Corey Brewer milled around the locker room and was told of the team’s 10 losses.“We have 10? Already?” said Brewer, who is coming off two straight national titles at Florida. “Ten came around quick.”The Timberwolves shot 66 percent and played almost flawlessly in the first half to jump out to a big lead.Jefferson was owning rookie Al Horford and the Hawks on the low block until Woodson started running double- and triple-teams at him in the second half. That strategy paid off, limiting Jefferson’s touches and creating turnovers that helped the Hawks get back in the game. Hawks overcome 21-point deficit to beat TimberwolvesThe upset was the third-largest lead blown in franchise history.November 26, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Atlanta Hawks have won two in a row on the road.That those wins have come against the teams with two of the worst records in the NBA matters not to these Hawks.Sure they trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter of both of them, but after losing the previous 17 away from home, the Hawks will take them wherever and however they can get them.Josh Smith scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to help Atlanta erase a 21-point deficit in a 94-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.“We stayed together,” said Tyronn Lue, who scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.That hasn’t always been the case in Atlanta, where the Hawks have had eight straight losing seasons and are looking for even the smallest signs of progress.Joe Johnson scored 25 points, and Smith added eight rebounds, five assists, five blocks and three steals for the Hawks, who overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to win at Miami on Wednesday night.“We can’t dig ourselves these types of holes and expect to get out of them every game in the second half,” Johnson said. “I think we still have a lot to work on and we need to start games off right.”Al Jefferson had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Marko Jaric added 20 and six assists for the Timberwolves, an NBA-worst 1-10. But the Timberwolves shot 26.5 percent, committed 13 turnovers and managed just 21 points in a horrendous second half. The 21-point advantage was the third-largest lead Minnesota has blown in franchise history.“Yeah, this is pretty tough,” an exasperated Wolves coach Randy Wittman said when asked if this was the most difficult loss yet in a season full of them.Things couldn’t have gone much better for the Timberwolves in the first half. Jefferson and Antoine Walker combined to hit all 11 of their shots and they led by 18 points at halftime and 11 to start the fourth quarter.last_img read more

McCarthy awarded Verrado Heritage K-8 school project

first_imgMcCarthy Building Companies was recently awarded a preconstruction services contract by the Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) for the estimated $12 million Verrado Heritage Elementary School, located just west of Verrado Way and north of Thomas Road in Buckeye, Ariz.McCarthy will begin work on the new 80,500-square-foot K-8 school in August. The school will include two classroom buildings connected by a bridge to a gymnasium/cafeteria/media center and an administration building. The eight-acre greenfield site will also include sport fields and will utilize energy-efficient materials and systems. The land for the two-story school building was donated by Verrado developer DMB Associates Inc.“Our Education Services team really shines when we’re able to work with a community that values quality construction and energy efficiency,” said Justin Dent, project director for McCarthy Building Companies. “This new K-8 campus for the Litchfield Elementary School District will be a school that the community of Verrado is proud to host and students are proud to attend.”Orcutt/Winslow is the architect on the project. Major subcontractors will be selected in the coming months. The project is slated for completion in mid-July 2015 in time to open for the 2015/2016 school year.last_img read more

Civil procedure

first_img The appellant (O) appealed against a decision ([2009] EWHC 610 (QB), (2009) Lloyd’s Rep FC 375) making a civil recovery order against him and a decision ([2009] EWHC 822 (QB)), granting the respondent Serious Organised Crime Agency an order for possession in respect of his property. It was alleged that O had been engaged in mortgage frauds and other deceptions. The judge found in favour of SOCA in respect of all the assets which were said to be recoverable property, including O’s home, and ordered that O deliver up possession of those assets to the trustee for civil recovery. In relation to O’s home, the judge reasoned that, as a result of the recovery order, the property vested in the trustee, so the trustee had the right to possession of it; if O remained in possession, he would continue to profit from crime. Accordingly, on a true construction of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, a recovery order could include an order to deliver up possession of the recoverable property. O had been convicted on various counts of deception in relation to the mortgage fraud, but the Court of Appeal set aside his conviction on the basis that the officer who arrested him did not have the necessary suspicion of fraud, so his arrest and the interview and searches that followed from it were unlawful. O argued that (1) given that the appeal court had decided that the evidence obtained following his unlawful arrest ought not to be admitted, it was an abuse of process for it to be admitted in a civil trial in which the same factual issues fell to be decided; (2) the judge had been wrong to find that his winnings from spread betting funded by recoverable property were themselves recoverable. Section 305 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 could not apply, because no property was acquired in place of deposits or payments made by him. Section 307 of the act provided that the ‘further property’ obtained must be ‘profits accruing’, which did not extend to property acquired as a result of effort, skill or knowledge; (3) the High Court had no jurisdiction to make an order for possession; alternatively, if it did have jurisdiction, it should not have exercised it. Held: (1) Section 240(2) provided that the court’s powers to make a recovery order were exercisable in relation to any property, whether or not any proceedings had been brought for an offence in connection with it. The question of admissibility had to focus on the particular proceedings in hand; the fact that evidence was ruled inadmissible in an earlier criminal trial was nothing to the point when considering its admissibility under the act, Director of the Assets Recovery Agency v Olupitan [2008] EWCA Civ 104, (2008) CP Rep 24 applied and Marcel v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [1992] Ch 225 CA (Civ Div) considered. The judge’s overriding consideration was that the proceedings should be fair, pursuant to article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950, and dealt with justly, in accordance with the overriding objective in the CPR, Jones v University of Warwick [2003] EWCA Civ 151, [2003] 1 WLR 954 applied. There were reasonable grounds for suspecting O of criminal offences justifying arrest: the only criticism was that the police officer carrying out the arrest did not have personal knowledge of those grounds. (2) Section 305 could apply: O opened an account with spread betting syndicates and used recoverable property to do so. He then placed further recoverable property on deposit with the syndicates. Once the money was deposited, it became the property of the spread betting company and gave rise to a set of rights in O. The profits for any sums won and paid to O at any given time were ‘profits accruing in respect of recoverable property’: the words ‘in respect of’ in section 307(1) were broad, and were intended to cover circumstances where otherwise it would have been necessary to use the tracing provisions in section 305. The money was recoverable either by sections 305 or 307. (3) The act contained no express power to make a possession order, and the court should not imply such a power. The act made no provision for the possession of property as opposed to a recovery order. The purpose of a recovery order was to vest the property to be recovered in the trustee. Once the property was vested in the trustee, he could decide to apply for an order for possession, under the provisions of part 55 of the CPR. It would be quite wrong to use any inherent jurisdiction of the court as a vehicle to obtain a possession order in a case like the instant case. The judge’s order was unlawful because it was made in favour of SOCA when an application for a possession order should have been made by the trustee, and because it was made without recourse to the provisions of part 55 of the CPR. Appeals allowed in part. Ivan Krolick (instructed by MJP Justice Ltd) for the appellant; Kennedy Talbot (instructed by in-house solicitor) for the respondent. Admissibility – Civil recovery proceedings – Proceeds of crimecenter_img Ronald Olden v Serious Organised Crime Agency: CA (Civ Div) (Lords Justice Rix, Wilson, Sir Scott Baker): 26 February 2010last_img read more

Construction figures pose a real headache for GDP estimates

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more