Prosecutor’s office seeking public’s help to locate Jersey City man charged…

first_img Prosecutor’s office seeking public’s help to locate Jersey City man charged in 2 shootings Previous articleBayonne’s Marist High School will close in June after 65 years of operationsNext articleEx-JCETP Acting Director Thomas pleads not guilty to embezzling over $45k from agency John Heinis Bayonne CrimeJersey City Facebook Twitter TAGSesther suarezhudson county prosecutor’s officemurder attempted murder SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say By John Heinis – January 9, 2020 4:03 pm 0 CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help to locate a Jersey City man charged in two different shootings, one of which was fatal. Damien Morgan. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewAn arrest warrant has been issued for Damien Morgan, 31, of Jersey City, in connection with the November 18th, 2019 murder of Davon Deloach. He has also been charged with attempted murder in a separate incident which occurred earlier that day, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.As a result, Morgan has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, authorities said.On November 18th, 2019, at approximately 10:25 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of Fulton Avenue.Upon arrival, responding officers found a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso near 39 Fulton Ave.The victim, later identified as Deloach, 30, of Jersey City, was transported by EmergencyMedical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at approximately 1:00 a.m. on November 19th.The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of death to be a multiple gunshot wounds and the Manner of death to be homicide.At the time of the incident, Morgan was identified as the man who suffered from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to one of his lower extremities during the incident. He was discovered on Van Cleef Street in Jersey City a short time after the shooting occurred.Morgan was transported by EMS to the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and released.Morgan has also been charged in an unrelated shooting incident that occurred on November 18, 2019, at approximately 5:50 p.m., in the area of 13 Fulton Ave.In connection to that incident, Morgan was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose  and unlawful possession of a weapon, officials said.The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating both cases.Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Morgan is asked to contact theHudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website athttp://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.All information will be kept confidential. Morgan should not be approached and he should be considered armed and dangerous. Bayonne Bayonne last_img read more

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Move toward Resolution of Longstanding Border Dispute

first_imgAt a meeting last week, March 11, the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Sadyr Zhaparov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, respectively, agreed to open land and air communications between Uzbekistan and the Uzbekistani exclave of Sokh inside Kyrgyzstan. Additionally, they pledged to resolve their disagreement over the disputed Unkur-Too territory, which Tashkent had claimed even though Bishkek has long viewed it as a critical part of Kyrgyzstan because it is the site of a television transmission station that country needs. Their accords, which promise to end this longstanding dispute and open the way to the completion of the demarcation of the border between them, were greeted with enthusiasm because they will allow for expanded trade not only between them but across Central Asia more generally (Turan Today, March 13; Ritm Eurasia, March 14).The sensitivity of this issue—along with an indication that more difficulties may lie ahead—was underscored, however, when senior Kyrgyzstani officials quickly and heatedly denied media reports Bishkek had conceded to “a corridor” between Uzbekistan and Sokh, where 40,000 plus ethnic Uzbeks live (24.kg, March 14). Obviously, in this case, as in the one involving transit between Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan, the word “corridor” is a red line that cannot be crossed lest it provoke an explosion of nationalist anger in the country supposedly ceding territory. Transit is one thing, but a corridor is deemed something else (see EDM, March 9, 17; Windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com, March 7).That said, the agreement of the two presidents does suggest Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan will be able to complete the demarcation of the borders between them and preclude the kind of violence along their shared frontier that has been an all-too-regular feature there for years. Of the 1,378 kilometers of the border, 85 percent had been demarcated already by 2017 and another 10 percent agreed to but not formally demarcated. Now, the two leaders have committed their governments to reach an agreement on the remaining 5 percent in the next three months, something that seems possible and will allow for China to expand its rail network between and through both Central Asian neighbors (Ritm Eurasia, March 14; see EDM, July 6, 2020).At a minimum, the completion of this demarcation of the Kyrgyzstani-Uzbekistani border—assuming talks do not break down over the use of the term “corridor” or some other thorny issue—promises to prevent future clashes between residents living on both sides. Such violence has broken out repeatedly not just in the post-Soviet period but between the 1920s and the end of Soviet times. Even before 1991, borders mattered because they prevented easy access to water, transportation networks, and pastureland—restrictions that have only intensified for newly independent and nationally sensitive countries. Thus, the demarcation of this border will limit the ability of nationalists in both countries but especially in Kyrgyzstan to play up the issue for domestic reasons (Cabar, March 16). At the same time, the resolution of the issues of access to Sokh and control of the Unkur-Too region marks another step on the way to putting in place borders in Central Asia acceptable to the governments and peoples of the region.Exclaves and enclaves exist in many places around the world. But few regions feature a more complex pattern than does post-Soviet Central Asia. Of the countries in the region, only Turkmenistan lacks any at all. Kazakhstan has two in Uzbekistan but does not have any on its own territory. Tajikistan also lacks any inside its borders but has one in Uzbekistan and two in Kyrgyzstan. Uzbekistan has two Kazakhstani, one Kyrgyzstani and one Tajikistani enclave on its territory; while Kyrgyzstan has one exclave in Uzbekistan and, despite the new accord, still has three Uzbekistani and two Tajikistani enclaves within its borders. Solving each of these will be difficult, and each represents a potential flashpoint for the region.Two Central Asian scholars have devoted extensive articles to these enclaves/exclaves: Salamat Alamanov, who focuses on their history (“Enclaves of Central Asia,” Post-Sovetskiye Issledovaniya, 2018, pp. 451-460), and Tatyana Zvergintseva, who has examined the current state of play about them (“Borders without Friendship: Why Enclaves Have Become a Headache for the Countries of Central Asia,” Fergana News, October 2, 2018). Both point to three possible variants for the resolution of these non-contiguous areas: an exchange of territory, the creation of corridors from the borders to them, and a special regime governing border areas. Zvergintseva, for her part, is skeptical about all of these: “An exchange of territories works and then only with great difficulties regarding small enclaves.” Creating territories also requires major efforts and expense. And establishing a special border region regime works only if the two countries involved are both willing to allow it.But the existence of such a regime “strongly depends on relations between the countries, on the significance of the nationality question and on a common legal culture,” she continues. In many cases, countries prefer to retain the current situation to put pressure on their neighbors or to mobilize their populations about a threat to their nations. And there is another problem many prefer not to talk about, Zvergintseva suggests. If borders are kept relatively open, that allows for the freer flow not only of people and goods but of criminal elements and radical Islamists from one country to another—a challenge that all four of the Central Asian states with enclaves and/or exclaves face.Nonetheless the accord between Bishkek and Tashkent shows that progress is possible, especially when the governments involved want to avoid the kind of clashes that can prove destabilizing and also seek to take advantage of new transportation routes that will open the way for greater economic development.last_img read more

Assistant Professor of Teaching – Engineering Education

first_imgPosition SummaryThe Department of Engineering Education ( DEE ) at University atBuffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the position ofAssistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer) in TechnicalCommunication, a non-tenure track lecturer position. The candidatewill join a growing team of technical and professionalcommunication teacher-scholars, who contribute to the School ofEngineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of EngineeringEducation through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses thatfocus on effective and just communication within STEM fields.In addition to effective teachers, the Department of EngineeringEducation seeks teacher-scholars who can contribute to newprogrammatic initiatives and teaching practices. Participation ininnovative research is encouraged.We are particularly looking for candidates who can operateeffectively in a team environment and in a diverse community ofstudents and faculty and share our vision of helping allconstituents reach their full potential.Assistant Professors of Teaching in DEE typically develop and teachcourses in STEM communication. Candidates may also have theopportunity to formulate and implement student excellenceinitiatives, ABET objectives and diversity enhancement; assist inthe The Department of Engineering Education ( DEE ) at Universityat Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the position ofAssistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer) in TechnicalCommunication, a non-tenure track lecturer position. The candidatewill join a growing team of technical and professionalcommunication teacher-scholars, who contribute to the School ofEngineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of EngineeringEducation through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses thatfocus on effective and just communication within STEM fields.In addition to effective teachers, the Department of EngineeringEducation seeks teacher-scholars who can contribute to newprogrammatic initiatives and teaching practices. Participation ininnovative research is encouraged.We are particularly looking for candidates who can operateeffectively in a team environment and in a diverse community ofstudents and faculty and share our vision of helping allconstituents reach their full potential.Assistant Professors of Teaching in DEE typically develop and teachcourses in STEM communication. Candidates may also have theopportunity to formulate and implement student excellenceinitiatives, ABET objectives and diversity enhancement; assist inthe analysis of student academic progress and retention; andcontribute to assessment activities.The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigiousAmerican Association of Universities, is the largest and mostcomprehensive university in The State University of New York ( SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduatestudents and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering andApplied Sciences has 6,000 students enrolled across 9 academicdepartments.Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclecticneighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibranttheater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-widesystem of parks designed by renowned landscape architect FrederickLaw Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. Theawe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The departmentis located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area thatcombines outstanding public schools and services with asurprisingly low cost-of-living.The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .Minimum QualificationsCandidates must hold a master’s degree in Rhetoric, Writing,Technical Communication or a related field. The master’s degreemust be conferred prior to appointment.Preferred QualificationsPreference given to candidates that hold a PhD in Rhetoric,Writing, Technical Communication or a related field.For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

Trade deal unlikely under May’s Brexit deal, US envoy warns UK

first_imgThe U.K. will likely miss out on a HUGE Donald Trump-style trade deal if Prime Minister Theresa May wins parliamentary approval for her Brexit, the U.S. ambassador to Britain warned Monday.Ambassador Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets football team and fierce Trump loyalist, delivered his ominous forecast in a radio interview with BBC4.Johnson stressed that overall he is tremendously optimistic about the U.K.’s future — more optimistic perhaps than many Britons whom he suggested were too focused on the past. But, describing his extensive travels around the country, he offered a devastating verdict on the state of the Union under May’s government. “I’ve been all over Wales, I’ve been all over Ireland and Scotland and also England — and I am feeling that the country is in need of leadership,” Johnson said.Johnson said the Trump administration hopes Brexit will lead to a bright new chapter in the so-called special relationship between the U.S. and U.K., but said a comprehensive trade deal seems unlikely if the Brexit Withdrawal Treaty that May brokered with the EU is ratified.So far, May doesn’t yet have the needed support for the deal in the British Parliament — a challenge made harder by Johnson’s comments.While British media outlets quickly began reporting that Johnson had “savaged” May’s deal, his full comments were nuanced.President Trump’s preference is “to do a quick, very massive bilateral trade deal,” Johnson said, “that could be the precursor of future trade deals with other countries around the world for Great Britain, that will really take you way, way into an exciting future.”Asked specifically about Trump’s earlier comment that May’s deal is too favorable for the EU and would make a U.S.— U.K. trade deal unlikely, Johnson added: “It doesn’t look like it would be possible.” Also On POLITICO UK to spend over £100M on ferries in case of no-deal Brexit By Simon Van Dorpe Spanish PM Sánchez: Brits’ rights won’t change after Brexit By Kait Bolongarocenter_img Johnson said he believed members of May’s cabinet understood the risks to a U.S. deal but acknowledged that  the U.K. government had to balance its interests in making a decision.”I think they do understand but there are trade-offs in the situation they are dealt with and so they are going to have to measure the impact of all the other trade-offs in terms of how important these kinds of new trade arrangements, these new important trade arrangements, would benefit the people in the country.”Throughout the interview, Johnson strongly defended Trump and his presidency despite the seemingly incessant chaos in Washington and an American foreign policy that many allies view as unpredictable and dangerous. Johnson also complained about press coverage in the U.S. and in Britain, which he said did not accurately reflect current events.”I would rather focus on the positives coming out of this presidency,” Johnson said of Trump. “All of his accomplishments and what he is taking on that nobody was willing to take on. Nobody was willing to take on China. Nobody was willing to take on North Korea. Nobody was really willing to take on Iran. So I think his vision deserves a lot of respect, a lot more respect than it is getting, certainly in the press.”As for Britain, Johnson urged Brits to be more cheery about their prospects and to focus more on the future.“If you look back and you just try to project the past into the present and future, it’s going to be bleak. But you are leaving out the great thing that Britain has to offer and that is all of the people and all of their efforts, and their ability to solve problems. And if you factor that in, I think the future is extremely positive, extremely bright,” Johnson said.last_img read more

Masks and Social Distancing Work, New Analysis Finds

first_imgFILE – In this May 21, 2020, file photo, people in San Francisco’s Dolores Park sit inside painted circles designed to help them keep a healthy distance to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A new analysis published in the journal Lancet on Monday, June 1, 2020, provides reassurance that masks and social distancing help but hand washing and other measures are still needed to control the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File) “This puts all that information clearly in one place for policymakers to use,” said study co-author Dr. Derek Chu of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Researchers concluded single-layer cloth masks are less effective than surgical masks, while tight-fitting N95 masks provide the best protection. A distance of 1 meter (more than 3 feet) between people lowers the danger of catching the virus, while 2 meters (about 6 1/2 feet) is even better. Still to come are results from more rigorous experiments in Canada and Denmark that are testing masks in randomly assigned groups of nurses and the general public. Until then, the new study in the journal Lancet provides reassurance that masks do help. Related: PPE in EMS Moving Forward With the coronavirus still new, health officials have relied on studies involving its cousins, severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome. The findings come from a systematic review of 44 studies, including seven involving the virus causing COVID-19. The remaining focused on SARS or MERS. The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Eye protection such as eyeglasses or goggles can help too. None of the strategies work perfectly and more rigorous studies are needed, according to the analysis published Monday. Masks and social distancing can help control the coronavirus but hand washing and other measures are still needed, a new analysis finds. Public health officials have given conflicting advice about masks. The World Health Organization, which funded the new analysis, has said healthy people need to wear a mask only if they are caring for a person with COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants everyone to wear at least a cloth mask when grocery shopping or in similar situations where keeping distance is difficult.last_img read more

Bennett “Ben” Edwards

first_img Next Up Bennett Edwards, 76, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016. A native of Palmetto, Louisiana he was a longtime resident of Port Arthur and a member of St. James Catholic Church. He retired from Texaco Refinery, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Inetta Edwards; two sons Vincent Edwards (Melissa) and Rev. David Edwards; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of cherished family and friends.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time. The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.last_img

INDICTMENT: Suspect raises gun at Nederland officer “as if attempting to discharge”

first_img Responding officers announced their presence, stating “police department” as they moved through the home. Then, as they moved toward the master bedroom they reportedly saw Rogers emerge from the adjoining bathroom. The suspect was wearing a red beanie, grey shirt, black pants and had a bandana covering his face.Rogers, the officers stated in the warrant, raised his right arm while holding a silver revolver-style handgun.At the sight of the gun, the officers backed to a safe spot as Rogers reportedly told them to stop and “that he was going to commit suicide.” Officers then heard the sound of window blinds rustling.One of the officers went outside and saw Rogers running from the scene and jumping a fence, and that’s when the foot chase began.The officers followed the suspect, the warrant stated, while identifying themselves as police and telling him to stop.At one point Rogers ran across FM 365, where he reportedly raised his gun toward an officer “as if attempting to discharge the handgun” before tucking the gun in his waistband. BEAUMONT — A LaPorte man who police say pointed a handgun at pursuing officers while running across FM 365 following a Nederland burglary was indicted on several charges this week.Zachary James Dean Rogers, also known as Zachary Dean Rogers, 24, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury for attempted aggravated assault on a peace officer, a second degree felony; burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony; and evading arrest/detention with previous convictions, a state jail felony.According to probable cause affidavit for his arrest, Rogers was found inside a home in the 2300 block of Montagne on July 11 when Nederland police answered a call of a possible burglary.center_img Officers were able to reach Rogers, place him on the ground and handcuff him. After he was in handcuffs, a black Smith and Wesson .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun was found at his feet.Police noted the gun Rogers reportedly aimed at them while at the home was found on the ground next to the window he escaped from.An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case.last_img read more

Andy Karl & Stars of Groundhog Day to Perform at Barnes & Noble

first_img Andy Karl, Barrett Doss, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Andrew Call and Raymond J. Lee of the Broadway musical Groundhog Day will celebrate the release of their original cast album with a CD signing and in-store performance at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side in NYC. The event will take place on May 19 at 4:30pm. The album is now available both digitally and on CD via Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records.Groundhog Day began previews on March 16 and opened on April 17 at the August Wilson Theatre. The musical features a score by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin. Matthew Warchus directs with choreography by Peter Darling. Groundhog Day is currently nominated for seven 2017 Tony Awards.Based on the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day stars Karl as TV weatherman Phil, who reluctantly covers the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of coworker Rita (Doss). View Comments Andy Karl in ‘Groundhog Day'(Photo: Joan Marcus)last_img read more

Target data breach could be costly for payment partners

first_imgCompanies that help Target Corp process payments could face millions of dollars in fines and costs resulting from the unprecedented data breach that struck the retailer over the holiday shopping season.By Ross Kerber, ReutersInvestigators are still sorting through just how thieves compromised about 40 million payment cards and the information of about 70 million Target customers. But people who have reviewed past data breaches believe Target’s partners could face consumer lawsuits and fines that payment networks such as Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc often levy after cyber security incidents.Target’s partners “have deep pockets and are intimately involved in certain aspects of how Target gets paid,” said Jamie Pole, a cyber security consultant in Asheboro, North Carolina, who works for government agencies and the financial industry.Fines and settlement costs could reach into the millions of dollars for individual companies, he said, though much will depend on how the ultimate liability for the breach is determined.Boston attorney Cynthia Larose of Mintz Levin said Target would likely seek to add its partners as defendants to lawsuits already filed over the breach. “These class-action lawsuits start to bring everyone in at some point,” she said.After its systems were penetrated by hackers in the mid-2000s, retailer TJX Companies Inc agreed to pay up to $40.9 million to cover fraud costs in a settlement with Visa. Visa also issued penalties of $880,000 against Fifth Third Bancorp of Ohio, which processed transactions for TJX.Asked about the business relationships and possible costs, Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation and pending suits. A Visa spokeswoman declined to comment. A MasterCard spokesman said the company could not discuss an ongoing investigation. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Former Gopher qualifies for 2019 US Amateur Championship

first_imgFormer Gopher qualifies for 2019 US Amateur ChampionshipPersons spent eight years playing professionally throughout the United States and Canada. Nolan O’HaraJuly 17, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhen the 2019 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship heads to historic Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in just under a month, former University of Minnesota golfer Josh Persons will be in attendance. Persons qualified after placing first at a qualifier event in Fargo, North Dakota.  “I’ve just kind of been solid and steady, nothing flashy, I’ve just kept myself out of trouble. We’ll see if I can do that at a little tougher course down in North Carolina,” Persons said.Persons, a Fargo native, shot a 1-under-par 71 in his first round and an even-par 72 in his second to finish 1-under-par at the Fargo Country Club. His consistent play was enough to carry him to a first-place finish and secure a spot at the U.S. Amateur. “It went good, obviously, for me. They have qualifiers all over the country, the one that I did was in my hometown in Fargo,” Persons said. “There was about 50 guys, they let in two spots. It happened to be a windy day on a course that I was familiar with and I just played solid golf. I was able to sneak through.”The U.S. Amateur takes place August 11-18 in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. It’s the oldest United States Golf Association championship and features some of the world’s best amateur players. Many previous champions have gone on to have successful careers on the PGA Tour, including Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau and most recently Viktor Hovland. This year’s event will once again feature young amateurs with PGA Tour aspirations, but Persons is pursuing this event with a different mindset.  “I already gave it a good go. I played professionally for eight years,” he said. “I kind of already put in my time, I’m just able to still spend some time playing golf when I’m not working. I do it for the enjoyment now, but also for the competitive side of it.” While Persons is no longer pursuing a career on the PGA Tour, his desire to compete continues. He is also excited about the possibility of connecting with another former Gopher, Ben Greve. Greve also qualified for the U.S. Amateur; he finished tied for second in the qualifier at the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights. “I’ve already been texting with Greve a little bit, so we can hook up down there and play once or twice while we’re down there,” Persons said. “It should be a fun time.”Persons’ connections, like the one he has with Greve, are what stands out to him from his time at the University. He continues to keep in touch with friends and teammates. “There’s plenty of memories. You know, the coolest parts about it, I can text Greve. He’s playing in it,” Persons said. “I’ve been talking to Justin Smith, who’s now the head coach. He was there kind of at the same time as me. Just reminiscing with all the guys you’ve become close with over the years.”last_img read more