Ga. Executes Inmate Despite Claims Of Mental Disability

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share Related Stories Add to My List In My List Officials say 54-year-old Warren Lee Hill was executed at 7:55 pm Tuesday, after his final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied. Hill was convicted of killing a fellow inmate in 1990, while he was serving a life sentence for the murder of his girlfriend. For years, Hill’s lawyers argued he had an intellectual disability and should be spared from the death penalty. But the state argued Hill failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt he is intellectually disabled. Georgia has the toughest burden of proof in the country for defendants seeking to avoid execution because of intellectual disability. Supporters of Hill, including advocates of those with disabilities and former President Jimmy Carter, wrote letters that were included in Hill’s clemency application to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles Monday. The Board denied clemency early Tuesday morning. About a couple dozen supporters of Hill also held a vigil outside the state prison near Jackson, Georgia. Priest Joseph Shippen with Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta said he was disappointed with the courts’ decisions. “We should really question how we can, as Georgians, put to death someone who has the mentality of a child. Is that the kind of state we want to be?” Shippen said. It’s unclear whether state lawmakers will revisit Georgia’s burden of proof legal standard.  last_img read more

Elkem Solar to produce silicon blocks in Norway using UMG polysilicon

first_imgElkem Solar to produce silicon blocks in Norway using UMG polysiliconElkem Solar will re-open a portion of a former wafer facility in Norway previously run by subsidiary REC Group in H1 2016. The plant will produce silicon ingots and blocks for export. September 8, 2015 Christian Roselund Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share In 2011 and 2012, REC ASA (now REC Group) first reduced production and then closed down three wafer plants in Norway. In the process it laid off hundreds of workers in small and mid-sized towns.This was part of REC’s move from Scandinavian production to a new integrated plant in Singapore, a move to Asia which was hardly unique to the company. At the time REC presented their decision as a necessary step to survive, given the competition from lower-cost Asian competitors.Three years and a new owner later, part of one of these facilities will re-open. REC Group parent company Elkem Solar will re-open silicon ingot and block production at the facility in Porsgrunn, employing an estimated 70-80 workers.The move may say more about internal dynamics within REC Group’s new owners than it does any return to European manufacturing. The facility will be partially supplied with upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon from an Elkem Solar plant in Norway.“Block production is dependent upon silicon knowledge, and silicon knowledge is something that we have at Elkem solar,” explains Elkem VP of Public Affairs Kristin Karlstad.She also notes that the part of the plant that will be re-opened is the least labor intensive. “With the Norwegian cost structures, cost levels, this is the part of the plant that we think will be economically feasible to run.”Karlstad describes the reopening of the plant as “conditional”, noting that it will not begin producing silicon blocks until the first half of 2016. “We need to spend the next six months to refine the business case, and checking out how much technology development is required,” says Karlstad.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Former MHP exec David Greene joins LSL Advisors

first_imgDavid GreeneDavid Greene, the former head of brokerage at MHP Real Estate Services, is joining a boutique leasing and investment sales firm.He will serve as a principal at LSL Advisors, which was founded by Daniel Lolai in 2014, Commercial Observer reported.Greene told CO he “preferred a boutique rather than a big company.” He has been working with LSL Advisors since last year, but officially joined in January.Previously, Greene spent two decades at MHP, but in February, 2018 MHP’s president and CEO, Norman Sturner, said the firm had “cut the ties” with Greene. Sturner’s son David later said the decision was more of a “mutual decision.”During Greene’s tenure at MHP, he grew the salesforce to 40 brokers from 13.In May, 2018, MHP downsized it office footprint and relocated the company’s headquarters after selling a majority stake to Miami-based Banyan Street Capital. [CO] — Decca Muldowney This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Dominica part of research project assessing genetic contribution to Breast & Ovarian cancer

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica part of research project assessing genetic contribution to Breast & Ovarian cancer by: – October 3, 2012 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Dr. Judith Hurley. Photo credit: thenassauguardian.comA team of medical doctors and scientists lead by Dr. Judith Hurley from the University of Miami will conduct the 1st phase of the multinational and multicenter project entitled “Evaluation of Genetic Risk in Caribbean Women of Breast or Ovarian Cancer” in Dominica between the 10th -14th of October 2012. This research project is funded by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Foundation and has been approved by the Human Research Ethics committee of the government of Dominica.In Latin America and the Caribbean, non – communicable chronic diseases are now the leading cause of premature mortality.This accounts for half of the deaths of persons before the age of 70. The region is mostly afflicted with cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic metabolic diseases e.g. obesity and diabetes. The incidence of cancer has increased in the region as a result of population aging and growth but also as more people adopt lifestyle choices like smoking, physical inactivity, and “westernized” diets. These lifestyle choices can contribute to the development of sporadic (random) breast and ovarian cancer in this population.Besides lifestyle choices, breast and ovarian cancer may develop due to familial/hereditary reasons. In the general population between 3-15% of breast and ovarian cancer cases are caused by inherited mutations in two genes BRCA1 or BRCA2. Dr. Judith Hurley, a Medical Oncologist at the University of Miami, noticed that most of the women she saw with breast cancer from the Bahamas were young. Known links between a young age of onset and inherited forms of breast cancer led Dr. Hurley and her collaborators to obtain funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Foundation to study this phenomenon. Eighteen (18) months of BRCA genetic testing on saliva samples, led to groundbreaking results in 2010, showing that Bahamian women had “double the highest reported rate in the world” of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer – 23% compared to 3-5% in the United States and 10% in the Ashkenazi Jew population, for example. Dr. Hurley’s initial investigation has now been expanded to study the genetics and characteristics of breast and ovarian cancer in 1,000 patients from across the Caribbean –namely, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands and Dominica. The research team is headed by Dr. Hurley and includes a number of doctors and scientists from all the participating countries.To conduct this study and identify BRCA genetic mutations that are responsible for breast and ovarian cancers, Dr. Hurley and her collaborators; Ms. Talia Donenberg MSc, CGC, Dr. Hedda Dyer, MB CHB, MRCS (Ed) and Dr. Sophia George, PhD will be in Dominica between the 10th-14th of October 2012. The identification of the prevalence of these genetic mutations in Dominica will help with the implementation of prevention strategies, early screening tests, improved treatment regimes and an overall better understanding of the risks associated with breast and ovarian cancer development in Dominica and the region. Women who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer OR Ovarian Cancer and are interested in participating in this study are invited to call (767) 440-5633 or 449-8593 or email [email protected] for further details.There will also be a sign-up desk at the Dominica Cancer Society Rally at the Windsor Park Stadium from 6:30 PM on Saturday October 6, 2012.Press release Share 43 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Johnson reflects on ‘missed opportunity’

first_imgJamie Paterson’s opening goal after 40 seconds was cancelled out by Scott Hogan before an Andi Weimann own goal and Lukas Jutkiewicz’s late strike sealed the Blues’ victory.Here’s what the head coach told Robins TV:last_img