New E-Scooter Pilot Program Approved for East Pasadena, Altadena

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DA: 2 Long Island Docs Sold Prescription Drugs for Cash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two Long Island psychiatrists, including one who lost his license to practice amid rape allegations, allegedly conspired to sell addictive prescription drugs to patients for cash, authorities said Thursday.Howard Mahler, 62, of Long Beach and his alleged partner, Marshall Hubsher, 64, of Sands Point, were both charged Thursday at Nassau County court with conspiracy and other counts.Hubsher was arrested two years ago for allegedly having sexual relations with a patient, which resulted in him losing his license. That case is still pending.Prosecutors and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said the pair allegedly sold Adderall and Xanax prescriptions to patients in Hubsher’s former office in Roslyn. Hubsher allegedly continued to receive patients there, authorities said, despite losing his license.Authorities reported at least three occasions in which Hubsher was paid cash after asking patients medical questions, and then directing them to Mahler, who would allegedly write prescriptions. One of the patients was an undercover detective who requested a higher dosage of Adderall “in order to sell unused pills to fund purchases of Oxycodone,” according to a press release announcing the arrests.Both men were arrested Wednesday at Hubsher’s office.Mahler was also charged with five counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance. Hubsher was additionally charged with five counts of unauthorized practice of a profession.Their bail was set at $180,000 bond or $90,000 cash and $240,000 bond or $120,000 cash respectively. They are both due back in court Nov. 3. Hubsher’s rape case resumes Dec. 1.last_img read more

UK roundup: IBM, UK Court of Appeal, Northumbrian Water, GMB

first_imgIBM appealed the Court’s judgment.However, in filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, IBM said: “If the appeal is unsuccessful, the Court’s rulings would require IBM to reverse the changes made to the UK defined benefit plans retroactive to their effective dates.“This could result in an estimated non-operating one-time pre-tax charge of approximately $250m, plus ongoing defined benefit related accruals.”In other news, Northumbrian Water Group is facing potential strike action from members over changes to its pension fund.Hong Kong group CKI owns the company, which supplies water to the North East and South East of England.CKI has proposed closing the final salary scheme and shifting to a career-average arrangement, moving indexation from the RPI to the CPI.According to trade union GMB, the scheme currently has a deficit of £153m (€215m).CKI, however, has since come out with a figure closer to £270m.The GMB said CKI’s proposed changes had nothing to do with the deficit but were aimed purely at maximising profits. If the company fails to produce an improved offer after August, the union will ballot members over strike action, it said.The GMB’s Maxine Batholomew said: “The company claims the current final salary scheme is unaffordable but has failed to show [figures] to back up its arguments.“CKI gave the trustees [the impression] it was fully committed to fully safeguarding pension entitlements, [but] it is just wallowing in greed.” IBM has told US financial regulators it expects to write off $250m (€226m) should it lose an appeal court case against its UK pension scheme trustees and members.The case, ongoing since changes to the scheme were made in 2009, is set to be heard by the UK Court of Appeal, with a verdict expected next year.The case relates to allegations that the computer giant made misleading statements and breached its duty of good faith when closing the defined benefit scheme to future accrual in 2009.However, in 2014, after four years of litigation, the UK’s High Court ruled in favour of the trustees and members, arguing that IBM misled members in consultation and failed to meet its legal duties.last_img read more

MDL Scores Twice with Bibby Offshore

first_imgFollowing umbilical installation job with Bibby Offshore, Maritime Developments (MDL) has won a flex lay project with the EPCI contractor.The recently concluded project in a North Sea gas field used the MDL RDS-400, a 400-tonne reel drive system, operated by MDL offshore personnel and supported by the company’s 3m radius departure chute.The spread was used for the recovery and replacement of a 2-kilometer electrical umbilical.The subsequent project will use the same RDS model to install a riser in an oilfield offshore Aberdeen, Scotland.Dave Gardiner, MDL business development & commercial manager, said: “These two projects highlight the successful ongoing relationship between MDL and Bibby Offshore, which actually started when the MDL rental service was launched in 2014.“With the quick, efficient and safe operations of all our offshore fleet, and the proximity to our extensive pool of services in Scotland, this makes for a beneficial partnership for both companies.”last_img read more