Defense lawyer floats ‘revenge suicide’ theory for missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos

first_imgNew Canaan Police Department(NEW YORK) — The defense attorney for the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five is considering a “revenge suicide hypothesis as an explanation for her disappearance,” he told reporters on Wednesday.Jennifer Dulos vanished on May 24 amid the couple’s contentious custody battle over their five children.Investigators believe she suffered a “serious physical assault” in the garage at her New Canaan home, where bloodstains were found, according to arrest warrants.Clothes and sponges with her blood were found in trash cans where surveillance cameras captured a man appearing to be her husband, Fotis Dulos, disposing of garbage bags, according to the documents. A woman in the man’s car fit the appearance of his live-in girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, according to the documents.Fotis Dulos and Troconis are charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution. Both have pleaded not guilty.Fotis Dulos told reporters Wednesday that he’s thinking about his children.“I just want to tell my children that they’re constantly on my mind and that I love them and I miss them very much,” he said after the court appearance.The five kids are in the custody of Jennifer Dulos’ mother.Fotis Dulos’ lawyer, Norm Pattis, said Wednesday he’s “actively contemplating a revenge suicide hypothesis as an explanation for her disappearance.”“We will not comment further on our investigative activities,” he added.Carrie Luft, a spokeswoman for Jennifer Dulos’ family, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on Wednesday.Earlier this week, however, she said Jennifer Dulos was stable, responsible and reliable.The beloved mom is “not a woman that would ever, ever leave her children,” Luft told ABC News.When asked if police are considering a “revenge suicide hypothesis,” New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski didn’t directly address the question, instead telling ABC News via email Wednesday, “Our multijurisdictional law enforcement team is committed to (1) Finding Jennifer and (2) Bringing those responsible for Jennifer’s disappearance to justice. We will not rest until we find Jennifer.”Pattis told ABC News earlier this week that he was “investigating the possibility that this is a ‘Gone Girl’-type case and considering the possibility that no third party was involved in foul play.”In the “Gone Girl” book-turned-film, a wife fakes her own disappearance, framing her husband.Luft called the defense’s “Gone Girl” theory a “smokescreen.”“I think that drawing any comparison to a work of fiction does an incredible disservice to the family,” Luft told ABC News. “This is not a film, this is not a novel, this is our real life.”“This is about someone who is missing following a violent attack and people are doing everything they can to solve the mystery,” she said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coordinator of Equity and Title IX

first_imgOverview:The Coordinator of Equity and Title IX serves in a highly visiblekey leadership role and is responsible for development, deliveryand oversight of initiatives related to preventing and providingredress for unfair treatment based on legally protectedcharacteristics for Lawrence University students, faculty andstaff. This position supports the University’s efforts to providean equitable, diverse and inclusive environment in which to workand learn by supporting the prompt and appropriate response toreports of harassment and discrimination including those related toTitle IX and other applicable laws, policies or regulations. TheCoordinator reports to the Vice President for Diversity andInclusion.The duties and responsibilities that are delegated to theCoordinator of Equity and Title IX Coordinator include complianceefforts inclusive of, but not limited to:• Education• Training and Programming related to the focus areas of equalopportunity, non-discrimination and Title IX• Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition• Diversity Related Institutional Monitoring and ComplianceAssurance• Advising the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and otherUniversity Officials• Policy Development, Enforcement, and CorrectionEssential Duties and Responsibilities:• Oversee the University’s response and prevention efforts forTitle IX in partnership with SHARE by managing thepreparation and dissemination of educational materials that informthe campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities• Coordinate training for campus constituents about their rightsand responsibilities under Title IX and the grievanceprocedures• Oversee university Title IX grievance procedures• Monitors compliance of all requirements and time-lines specifiedin related grievance procedures.• Advances non-discrimination policies by collaborating withdepartment staff to develop and implement strategies to eliminateidentified barriers and problems• May receive internal and external allegations/complaints ofillegal discrimination and in collaboration with Human Resourcesand University Counsel facilitates the investigation and resolutionof cases.• Acts as an independent reviewer and evaluator to ensure thatdiversity related compliance issues/concerns are beingappropriately investigated and resolved.• Oversees informal and formal diversity related compliance reviewsof established standards with identified offices and/or officials;verifies status of compliance activities and identifies trends;monitors progress of activities.• Direct compliance issues identified through reviews toappropriate channels for correction. Consults with General Counselto resolve difficult legal compliance issues.• Identifies potential areas of diversity related compliancevulnerability and risk; develops and supports corrective actionplans for resolution of problematic issues and provides generalguidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in thefuture.• Develop and implement campus training/education related toapplicable subject areas. Coordinate online training related todiversity.Working Relationships:In addition to collaborating with the Vice President for Diversityand Inclusion, the Coordinator will interact will all members ofthe campus community. As needed, will consult and collaborate withUniversity or external Counsel to ensure consistent application ofpolicies.Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree, experience in compliance and/or highereducation administration required• J.D. or graduate degree in a related field desirable• Minimum three years of experience; strong knowledge of Title IX,nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and other applicable laws andregulations• Knowledge of and experience in the resolution of issues relatedto gender-based harassment and discrimination• Knowledge of and experience in the resolution of issues relatedto preventing unfair treatment based on legally protectedclassifications• Ability to manage simultaneous complex and time sensitive taskswith accuracy while maintaining appropriate records and adherenceto established procedures• Experience in creation and delivery of programming designed tocreate positive culture change in a higher educationenvironment• Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality• Strong interpersonal skills to work with a variety ofconstituenciesApplication Materials:To apply for this position, please submit your resume, coverletter, and a diversity statement. To receive full consideration,please submit your application materials by Friday, April 9, 2021.A review of applications will commence immediately and continueuntil the position is filled.We encourage applications from individuals who will help us createa more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the staff;and/or (2) demonstrating experience serving diverse populations andworking successfully with diverse colleagues; and (3) showinginterest in developing initiatives to address the needs of adiverse student, faculty, staff and community particularly relatedto antiracism.last_img read more


first_imgNamed after Henry Harford, the ­illegitimate son of Frederick Calvert, sixth Lord Baltimore,  Harford County is located along the shores of Chesapeake Bay. The county is approximately 25 miles northeast of Baltimore, Md. It is bordered by the Mason-Dixon Line and Pennsylvania to the north, the Susquehanna River to the east, the scenic Chesapeake Bay to the south and Baltimore County to the west.Harford County has a population of approximately 250,000 and is home to three ­municipalities: Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace. The county is also home to the ­ Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Army’s oldest active proving ground.The county is comprised of an ideal mix of rich historical areas, bustling urban regions and waterfront amenities, along with ­picturesque and scenic landscapes of hills, forests and farms. Numerous outdoor recreational ­opportunities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and more. There are a number of parks, gardens, museums and other cultural attractions. The county is also home to a minor league team, the Aberdeen IronBirds, founded by former Baltimore Orioles player and hall of famer Cal Ripken Jr., who was raised in Aberdeen. The county offers many shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities for residents to explore. A number of annual events and festivals ­celebrate everything from Maryland’s history to chocolate and art.last_img read more

Mach7 Technologies awarded a US Patent for handheld medical imaging modality

first_imgMach7 Technologies,Vermont Business Magazine Mach7 Technologies has been awarded a United States Patent for handheld medical imaging modality.  Core to Mach7’s iModality mobile application, this technology strengthens and advances Mach7’s leadership position in enterprise image management and further demonstrates the company’s belief that the patient should always be at the center of care delivery. Mobile Technology Advanced Through an Enterprise Imaging Platform The Patent covers any mobile device that can capture and upload imaging data into a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR). Using the patented technology, Mach7’s iModality mobile application brings the power and sophistication of Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to mobile devices. The HIPAA compliant solution enables clinicians to securely capture medical imaging data including photos, videos, and notes using a web-enabled smart device (e.g., iPhone, iPad), send to an archive via Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, and link to an EMR for immediate access. iModality enables rapid mobile healthcare in the hands of patient-facing clinicians and moves image management closer to the point of care delivery speeding diagnosis and  facilitating care collaboration. “I feel honored and privileged to work with an accomplished engineering team focused on truly advancing the industry and making a difference in people’s lives,” commented Eric Rice, chief technology officer, Mach7 and one of the Patent authors. “From our earliest days, innovation has been at the heart of this company and the Patent award underscores the strength of the technology our team develops to power the future of enterprise imaging.” The current Mach7 Technologies Patent authors include: Eric Rice, CTO, left, and Alexey Ulanov, Chief Engineer Mach7 Technologies is a global provider of enterprise image management systems that allow healthcare enterprises to easily identify, connect, and share diagnostic image and patient care intelligence where and when needed. Mach7’s award-winning platform delivers image management including rapid record identification, integration, synchronization and routing, advanced clinical viewing, and optimized vendor neutral archiving. Mach7 has locations in the U.S., Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Visit is external).Burlington, VT – January 13, 2016 – Mach7 Technologieslast_img read more

VTrans and ACCD award economic development grants to Brighton, St Albans and Windsor

first_imgRoute 7 runs through downtown St Albans. Vermont Business Magazine file photo.Vermont Business Magazine As part of an ongoing partnership to revitalize community centers and increase transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) are pleased to announce the Better Connections (BC) Grant Program has funded 3 projects that align land use planning and community revitalization efforts with transportation investments.Grant Winners:The Town of Brighton’s grant will grow the local economy with a plan to improve the streetscape and create more opportunities for residents and tourists to walk, shop and enjoy the scenic beauty of Island Pond. (Joel Cope, Town of Brighton, [email protected](link sends e-mail))The City and Town of St Albans will develop a plan to improve safety and accessibility along Route 7, strengthening the connection between the downtown and its northern commercial and employment centers, and improving transportation options for the region’s most vulnerable. (Carrie Johnson, Town of St. Albans, [email protected](link sends e-mail) and Chip Sawyer, City of St. Albans, [email protected](link sends e-mail))The Town of Windsor will create an action plan to guide downtown commercial and industrial redevelopment, improve housing affordability in surrounding neighborhoods, and explore ideas to reconnect to the Connecticut River – making Windsor a great place to live, work and do business. (Robert Haight, Town of Windsor, [email protected](link sends e-mail))”Vermonters depend upon their transportation system to provide access to work, school, shopping and other activities. We need to collaborate with communities and coordinate public polices and investments in order to grow our economy and improve quality of life for all Vermonters,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn. “This inter-agency collaboration is doing just that by supporting communities to plan and grow in a way that integrates transportation and land use planning with economic development decision making.””This exciting agency partnership aligns state and local transportation investments to strengthen the economy, improve our quality of life and make Vermont more affordable for families and businesses” said Housing and Community Development Commissioner Katie Buckley.Annually, the program grants approximately $200,000 in funding to help Vermont communities plan for future transportation investments that support economic development. For more information, contact Jackie Cassino, at 802-272-2368 or Richard Amore at 822-828-5229 and visit the grant website at is external).Source: Agency of Commerce and Community Development 3.10.2017last_img read more

Gifford resumes all outpatient surgeries

first_imgGifford Healthcare,Works to return services to pre-COVID levelsVermont Business Magazine Following guidance from the state and the easing of restrictions, Gifford Health Care in Randolph is working toward returning to pre-pandemic levels of service, including resuming all outpatient surgical procedures at its medical center.“Our team has reopened surgical services(link is external) to meet the needs of our community while protecting their safety and that of our employees,” said Gifford Vice President of Operations Rebecca O’Berry. “Our committed providers and staff follow all best practices, including personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols, to keep everyone healthy and safe.”O’Berry attributes Gifford’s ability to reopen services to Vermonters’ commitment to practicing social distancing and wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the region.“We are able to open back up because of this community and their support during this unprecedented time,” she said. “They are the reason we’re here, and we remain committed to providing them with access to the highest-quality care.” In addition to surgical services, all of Gifford’s clinics(link is external) throughout the region, primary care(link is external) and specialty, are open, and diagnostic services, such as laboratory work and imaging, are also available.“We encourage patients to schedule and keep their medical appointments, especially if they have a chronic condition,” said O’Berry. “Providing care is our top priority, and that includes helping our patients manage their conditions so they do not escalate and lead to more serious issues.”Gifford’s delivery of services follows guidelines established by the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients who are scheduled for surgery at Gifford are tested for COVID-19 prior to their procedure. Additional Gifford protocols include providing patients with a mask if they arrive for an appointment without one, spacing chairs in waiting areas to allow for social distancing, and scheduling appointments to ensure minimal wait times. For more information about Gifford, including services and clinic locations, visit is external). For more information about COVID-19 and answers to frequently asked questions, visit is external), is external) or is external).Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, Rochester, and White River Junction; and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.Source: RANDOLPH, Vt.—Gifford 5.19.2020last_img read more

New Road Cycling Show for Sandown Park, UK

first_img Related IPC Media, owner of the UK’s market leading cycling titles Cycling Weekly, Cycling Active, Cycle Sport and Cycling Fitness, has confirmed a new Road Cycling Show for the South East of England at Sandown Park in Esher on the weekend of 21-22 April 2012.IPC Media has teamed up with TCR Shows, organisers of the Triathlon Show and the Running Show, to create a new cycle show for Greater London and the South East. Taking place at the Triathlon Show venue of Sandown Park in Surrey, the Road Cycling Show aims to plug the gap in the market for a purely road orientated cycle show in a key selling period for retailers.Whether cyclists are into sportives, time trials, road racing, or simply want more advice on commuting to work, the show will offer plenty of information, advice and demos on all aspects of road related cycling. The show will be a mix of trade and retail and the organisers are working with manufacturers, distributors and retailers to offer visitors the chance to see, test and buy the key models from many ranges.Seminars with some of the country’s top professional riders and cycle industry experts will also be taking place throughout the weekend as well as a focus on grass roots cycling in the club area. The organisers have been working with the cycling industry on many aspects of the show and more details will be announced shortly.Keith Foster, Publishing Director for IPC Media’s Cycling titles said, “We’re very pleased and excited to launch this show. With the huge growth in cycling in the UK, especially London, we feel the time is right to take this opportunity. Feedback from the industry has been very positive and we look forward to working with TCR and the cycling industry, in creating the best road cycling specific show in the UK.”David Townsend, TCR Shows Director is equally excited about the upcoming event. He added, “Sandown Park is the ideal location for the Road Cycling Show as it’s less than 30 minutes from Central London and literally on the doorstep of the Surrey Hills.“It is on the route of both the Olympic Time Trial and Road Race so is firmly on the road cycling map. It has great facilities for exhibitors and public alike, as proven by our other shows at the venue, and we’ve got plenty of exciting features which promise to make this an excellent day out.”The alliance between IPC Media and TCR Shows presents a real opportunity to build a major cycling show in the key, high population area of London and South East England.IPC Media produces over 60 iconic media brands, with print alone reaching almost two thirds of UK women and 42% of UK men – almost 26 million UK adults – while its websites collectively reach over 20 million users every month (source Omniture).Most importantly, IPC Media’s cycling portfolio has a significant reach with the UK cycling community. It leads the market, with more than a 63% (ABC audited) annual share of all cycling magazine sales in the UK – and over a 75% share of all road cycling magazines. The IPC portfolio is comprised of Cycling Weekly, the UK’s oldest and biggest selling cycling magazine (first published in 1891), Cycling Active, Cycle Sport, MBR and Cycling Fitness magazines.TCR Shows Ltd has been in the business of running trade and consumer exhibitions for the past 10 years. Based in Shepperton Middlesex, TCR Shows has grown to become a leading specialist in niche consumer shows. Its flagship Triathlon Show, launched in 2003 at Sandown Park, has grown to become the premier event for the UK triathlon www.tcrshows.comlast_img read more

A Spendthrift 5-Year-Old? Researchers Say Yes

first_imgFor some people spending money is very stressful. For others, it’s fun—even therapeutic. Might children share these same tendencies?Scholars use a scale to measure adults’ propensity to spend and save. On one end of the scale are tightwads, or people who feel distress when they spend money, and on the other end are spendthrifts, or people who spend a bit too freely. In the middle are unconflicted people who don’t have strong emotional reactions to either spending and saving. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Edwards opens new headquarters

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Tullow Oil invests $6 M in education through scholarship program

first_imgTullow Oil has invested $6 million in global scholarship programme. The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS), now in its fourth year, is sponsoring over 110 scholars in Oil & Gas related postgraduate degrees.Scholars will begin their studies this September at leading universities in the UK, France and Ireland.“Tullow supports scholars from a range of countries where we have operations, including Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Suriname, Guyana, and Uruguay. Students will study post graduate degrees in subjects including Petroleum Engineering, Oil & Gas Law, Energy & Environment, and Logistics & Supply Chain,” the company explained in the release.Tullow states that many students from the 2012/13 intake of TGSS scholars celebrated significant achievements as a result of their studies. Below are a just a few examples:– Joshua Ayinbora from Ghana studied Petroleum and Gas Engineering at the University of Salford and received a Distinction as well as a certificate of merit from the Society of Petroleum Engineers for being the pioneer Vice President of the society at Salford University;– Clement Migai from Kenya studied International Commercial Law at the Robert Gordon University and won the 2013 Sweet & Maxwell Prize for best student in Law Postgraduate International Programmes;– El-Hadj-Hassane Timite from Côte d’Ivoire took an MBA in Audit at the La Rochelle Business School and was awarded a certificate for the best thesis; and– Brenda Amanda from Uganda studied Oil & Gas Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and she and her team of three students won the SPE Offshore PetroLeague Competition.Frederick Bright, Biotechnology graduate from Teeside University and TGSS scholar, commented:“I am proud to have achieved a distinction in my studies. I am happy to have returned to Ghana to use the skills I have learnt for the benefit of my country.”Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive, commented:“The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme, now in its fourth year, is helping to create a legacy of academic and technical expertise, supporting students to gain employment and bring their enhanced capacity to their countries’ Oil & Gas industry. The scheme aims to address industry skills gaps and national capacity development requirements, and demonstrates our commitment to the countries where we operate.”The TGSS is a key part of Tullow’s overall approach to education and capacity building, which supports nationals in company’s countries of operation to participate in the Oil & Gas industry. A main requirement of the scheme is that scholars return to their home country to contribute to the future development of their country. As well as post graduate degrees, the next phase will include technical and vocational courses and will explore opportunities for awards in countries where Tullow operates.The TGSS is wholly administered by the British Council.Press Release, September 02, 2014; Image: Tullow Oillast_img read more