By Mark Curriden, The Texas Lawbook Published 12:00 pm CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Mark Berg was a senior in high school in 1976 with no idea what he wanted to do when he grew up. There were no lawyers in his family and he hadn’t given law a thought until he accepted an internship for Dallas Co. District Attorney Henry Wade. The legendary prosecutor had just created a new division that focused on career criminals, and Berg was tasked with researching evidence in cases. “A grisly multiple homicide had just occurred in Highland Park by a repeat offender,” he says. “The experience struck my interest in law, and I initially thought I wanted to be a litigator. Later, I realized I still loved the law but being a trial lawyer was the last thing I wanted to do.” Forty-two years later, Berg is one of the most influential lawyers-turned-corporate executives in the entire oil and gas industry. The list of his accomplishments fills a reporter’s … [Read more...] about Lawyer built Pioneer into exploration and production giant, deal by deal
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Police seize bulk of smuggled wine Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 yesterday said that they have seized 500 bottles of wine without receipt in a car. While patrolling on Thursday, policemen of the Police Agency on Economic and Corruption Crimes (C46) under the Ministry of Public Security found a Toyota vehicle with red plate travelling in district 1 suspicious; therefore, they stopped the vehicle. Driver Pham Van Viet showed document of the vehicle but not with the red plate. They discovered five containers of Chivas Regel Aged 12 year each container with two bottles of wine; 20 containers of Johorie wine each container with 12 bottles of wine and 20 containers of Kakhia Coffe Liqucur wine each container with 12 bottles of wine. The vehicle was carrying 490 bottles of wine totally. The driver couldn’t show any document relating to the wine. From driver’s statement, police officers raided the warehouses in Thu Duc District, finding 4,220 foreign-made bottles of … [Read more...] about Social News 16/1
Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?
By Nellie Bowles Published 2:15 pm PST, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 UC Berkeley students Haitao Zhang (left) Ingrid Wu and Emily Hu show off their skills at the Cal Hacks competition. Many of the young engineers said they would avoid taking jobs at Facebook. UC Berkeley students Haitao Zhang (left) Ingrid Wu and Emily Hu show off their skills at the Cal Hacks competition. Many of the young engineers said they would avoid taking jobs at Facebook. Photo: Photos By Max Whittaker / New York Times Photo: Photos By Max Whittaker / New York Times Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 UC Berkeley students Haitao Zhang (left) Ingrid Wu and Emily Hu show off their skills at the Cal Hacks competition. Many of the young engineers said they would avoid taking jobs at Facebook. UC … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t really want to work for Facebook.’ So say some computer students
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Brooke Lea Foster April 09, 2015 WHEN ANA BARROS first stepped into Harvard Yard as a freshman, she felt so out of place she might as well have had the words “low income” written on her forehead. A girl from Newark doesn’t belong in a place like Harvard, she thought, as she marveled at how green the elms were, how quaint the cobblestone streets. Back home, where her family lives in a modest house bought from Habitat for Humanity, there wasn’t always money for groceries, and the world seemed gray, sirens blaring at all hours. Her parents, who immigrated to the New York area from Colombia before she was born, spoke Spanish at home. It was at school that Barros learned English. A petite 5-foot-2 with high cheekbones and a head of model-worthy hair, Barros found out in an e-mail that she’d been accepted to Harvard — a full … [Read more...] about What is it like to be poor at an Ivy League school?