Initial results of the Energy and Environment Management Project with Vermont Public Television indicates that Vermont Public Television’s energy consumption was reduced by 20 percent in the first six months of this year as compared to last, according to Kilawatt Technologies of Shelburne. During this same period, the unit price of energy increased 11.5 percent. Vermont Public Television retained Kilawatt Technologies in 2011 to review their energy footprint and evaluation options for the renovation of their existing HVAC system. Kilawatt Technologies’Energy Assessment provided visibility to the energy consumption on specific circuits and identified the most inefficient consumption items that had the greatest economic benefit. Based on this analysis, Kilawatt Technologies proposed some immediate repair issues that were implemented via Vermont Public Television’s own engineering staff. Kilawatt Technologies has twenty-three (23) new tasks to be implemented, each with a payback of less than a year, which will further conserve energy at their station. Background Vermont Public Television (VPT) is Vermont’s statewide public television network, serving the region on the air, online at VPT.org and in the community. VPT’s signal covers Vermont, as well as bordering regions of New York, New Hampshire and southern Quebec, including Montreal. A member station of PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, VPT’s mission is to educate, inform, entertain and inspire Vermonters to be lifelong learners and to be engaged in their community. Kilawatt Technologies, founded in 2008, provides a data-centric, statistically-based, energy and environment management program. The methods involve continuous trending and analysis of energy and interior environmental data for commercial, multi-family and industrial buildings. Source: Kilawatt Technologies, Inc, 7.25.2012
Vermont Business Magazine A Prevention Network Grant of $450,000 has been awarded to Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) from the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. MAHHC is the sole recipient of the grant, whose goals include reducing the prevalence of substance misuse by all ages through building regional prevention infrastructure and capacity.State Opioid Response (SOR) funding is backing the Prevention Network Grant, whose $450,000 award includes sub-awards–$200,000 of which will be sub-granted to the community. A request for proposals was released October 7 and applications are due November 5. Community agencies that impact populations across Vermont’s Windsor and Orange counties may apply for funds to implement Primary and Secondary prevention strategies. Primary strategies are universal and address large groups or populations, whereby secondary strategies are selective and address individuals, families, or small groups.The Prevention Network Grant’s primary focus area is substance misuse prevention. The grant includes the development of a Substance Misuse Prevention Policy Institute, as well as prevention professional and workforce development. In addition, the grant will serve as a “data hub” for organizations that may need information related to substance misuse for the purpose of grant writing or other needs.Dr. Joseph Perras, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at MAHHC, expressed the Hospital’s gratitude at being awarded the grant. “We are profoundly grateful to the VT Department of Health for recognizing our capacity to effectively address substance misuse through prevention strategy and policy. Mt. Ascutney is deeply committed to improving community health and promoting wellness. This grant will allow us to make significant investments in prevention at the community level.”Executive Director Maryann Morris of the Collaborative is co-managing the initiative with Regional Prevention Program Manager Melanie Sheehan of MAHHC under a consortium agreement. Sheehan: “For the last few years, communities have been focused and concerned about the impact of opioids in our communities; however, the landscape around other addictive substances, such as cannabis is changing very rapidly. In addition, the use of vaping as a delivery device for multiple addictive substances is becoming an urgent public health issue. We cannot lose sight of alcohol which remains the most prevalent of misused substances.” Sheehan adds that through the Prevention Network Grant, the team wants to be innovative on how they look at prevention best practices, talk about what works in a way that resonates with everyone, and roll out strategies at the community level in the most efficient and effective way. “I believe great strides can be made if we work to weave the work of Prevention Coalitions into larger systems, such as the health system, early childhood education, recovery networks, and institutes of education,” she says.Morris: “The Prevention Network Grant provides a great opportunity to rethink how we work and talk about substance misuse prevention. We are striving to support prevention ideas and strategies through innovative partners and projects. I want to bring substance misuse prevention tenets to the table for our partners who are already doing similar or complementary work and advance their ability to make lasting change.”Parties that impact populations across Vermont’s Windsor and Orange counties may apply for funds. Those interested in seeking sub-awards should email: firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). A PDF of the Request for Application can be found here: http://mtascutneyhospital.org/MAH2020_RequestForSubawardApplications.pdf(link is external)About Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health CenterFounded in 1933, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is a not-for-profit community hospital network in Vermont including the critical access-designated Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Historic Homes of Runnemede, a senior residential care campus, in Windsor, as well as the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock. A member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system, MAHHC provides primary care and a comprehensive suite of specialty services, along with 25 inpatient beds, a therapeutic pool and an acclaimed, fully modernized 10-bed Acute Rehabilitation Center. Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is dedicated to improving the lives of those it serves and is at the hub of a wide network of community resources that have partnered to cover gaps in services, and improve overall population health. One of the largest employers in the area, MAHHC acknowledges its employees as its greatest asset and has been recognized by the Governor’s Office with an Excellence in Worksite Wellness award.Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), is a recent recipient of Best Practice recognition by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) for health care quality, and is recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals for integration of technology to boost clinical performance. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded MAHHC with Level 3 status, the highest level of medical home designation.Source: Windsor, VT—Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
CLF, a leading UK wholesaler of sports nutrition and health foods, has condemned an EU decision that leaves the business facing an import duty bill of nearly £150,000. This is ‘despite the test that determined the bill being exposed as flawed.’CLF Distribution has been informed that the EU’s Director General for Enterprise and Industry will not intervene to amend an EU regulation on the testing of whey protein products that is used to determine duty levels.Repeated scientific analyses have found the testing processes to be flawed, with ‘CLF liable for back import duty and facing further incorrectly calculated duty if the company imports some of its whey protein products.’The Director General had been expected to approve a short-term fix to the testing process while longer-term scientific analysis was carried out. He is understood to have rejected the short-term measure after EU member states claimed other affected businesses might try to claim for overpaid duty.CLF has claimed that the HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) decision to enforce the duty bill despite the testing being proven flawed represents an unfair penalty on responsible trading, and has also forced the company to suspend imports to avoid further incorrect duty bills.CLF has also noted that its chocolate-flavoured whey protein products are not affected by the incorrectly calculated duty payments because they are subject to a different commodity code.The HMRC has claimed it is obligated to demand payment of the import duty unless the EU changes the law.Testing of whey protein productsUnder EU Commission Regulation No 900/2008, processed agricultural products are subject to testing to determine their import arrangements, including how much import duty they should be subject to. Whey protein is subject to testing to calculate milk fat content. This is done by testing for butyric acid as a ‘marker’ of milk fat.CLF notes that the test is inaccurate in the case of whey protein products. This is due to the depletion of the butyric acid marker in the milk ingredient of whey protein that comes about as a result of manufacturing processes.Robin Holliday, Managing Director of CLF Distribution, said “The situation is nothing short of a travesty. It’s taken four years, but everyone from the HMRC to MEPs and officials in Brussels have accepted that the way in which import duty has been calculated in this instance was completely wrong. There was a straightforward solution on the table, and it is both disappointing and unacceptable that the Director General has turned it down.”He continued, “The EU might revise its testing and legislation but this could take years. We’re expected to pay the HMRC now and have suspended imports of some of our products because the duty on them would also be calculated incorrectly. Not only is this unfair to us and our customers, it sets a terrible example and says to businesses that even if they’re in the right and are adhering to EU law, they can’t expect the EU to stand up for them.”CLF Distribution is the leading UK wholesaler of premium sports nutrition, organic and health food products, vitamin and mineral supplements, personal care and household products.www.clfdistribution.com Related
September 15, 2012 Regular News THE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM at the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law has been recognized with the National Achievement Award from the ABA Law Student Division. The award was announced in August at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. It is the sixth consecutive year that Barry Law’s VITA program earned the honor. Barry Law’s VITA program provides free tax help for low- to moderate-income citizens and assists them in completing their tax returns. Students who volunteered in the program assisted more than 500 citizens with their returns this year. The program provided tax assistance at five locations in Central Florida: the Barry Law School campus, the VA Medical Center, Orlando’s Coalition for the Homeless, Walt Disney World, and Barry University’s site on Alafaya Trail. In a letter recommending Barry Law’s VITA program for the award, Nilda Cruz, a tax specialist with the Internal Revenue Service, wrote, “We at the IRS are privileged and honored to call Barry University Law School our distinguished partner for their outstanding dedication and service to the Volunteer lncome Tax Assistance program and to the community.” Chris Reed, site coordinator for Barry Law’s VITA program, holds the National Achievement Award with fellow students (from the left) Chris Bailey, Daniel Berger, Michele Lebron, Lucie Robinson, and Danielle Baron. Barry University recognized with the National Achievement Award
MARY FRANCIS LEE Sept. 8, 1932–Sept. 2, 2020On 2 September 2020, Mary Francis Lee loving wife and mother of two, passed from this world at the age of 87 in Ocala, Florida.Mary Francis Kelley was born on 8 September 1932 to Fannie Elizabeth (nee Neff) and Arthur Joseph Kelley in Willimantic, Connecticut.They moved to South Coventry, CT where Mary attended Windham High School.On 20 March 1954 she married her sweetheart, Jesse Richard Lee, and together they raised two children, Deborah and James in Los Alamos, NM where they lived for 36 years.In 1998 Mary and Jesse moved to Ocala, Florida where they lived the last 22 years.Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Fannie Elizabeth Kelley; her father, Arthur Joseph Kelley; her brother Arthur Joseph Kelley Jr.; and her daughter Deborah Ann Lee-Weeks.She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jesse Lee of Ocala, FL; son, James Lee of Harvest, AL: grandsons Shaun Lee (Jennifer) of Huntsville, AL; Mark Regan; granddaughter, Jennifer Regan of Albuquerque; and several great-grandchildren. Mary always had a smile and was a gracious and selfless wife, mother, and friend who touched many, many lives. She will be missed.
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Really. It’s been confirmed. The latest proof is a recent Newsday article: “U.S. Life Spans Notch Up.” But it was hardly good news.According to the study, the average man in the United States lives to be 76 years and two months, which is actually a slight increase after four years of decline. Folks, this is not good news, especially if you are 77, which basically means you’re going to die last year.I am personally not that worried, because I have always lived my life in a healthy and productive manner, like the good citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah. I consider my body to be a temple. In fact, Temple Sholum in Flatbush is where I met Julie Cohen in 1965. Christ, I thought I was in Sodom for a while. But that’s another story.Back then we thought we would live forever, even though we had the Vietnam War to look forward to when we turned 18. I went to Fort Hamilton for my army physical just like all the other guys. Just like Arlo Guthrie in “Alice’s Restaurant.”I failed the hearing test on purpose. I failed the vision test. I failed all the physical exams, even though I played four sports in school. I limped around, bent over, and walked into walls. When it came down to the written test, I ate the number two pencil and got a zero.I was accepted into the U.S. Army anyway.“I’m deaf,” I said. “We don’t give a shit,” the sergeant answered.“I’m dumb,” I said. “Of course, you are — you showed up today, stupid.”“I’m gay,” I finally said. “We’ll beat it out of you,” he replied helpfully.Then, I must have had a flash into the future because I blurted out, “I’m LGBTQ.” That got his attention, at least for while. “You must be good at crossword puzzles,” he finally commented.I never made it to Nam. Thank god for Donnie Trump, who told me to say I had flat feet.I don’t remember much of the 1970s. I believed I spent the decade smoking organic weed until one of my buddies told me everything we smoked had rat poison on it. Yeah, but it was organic.You shouldn’t have to work more than half your life away. I should have roughly the same amount of retirement time as work time on the books. Even if I don’t count my time here at The Independent as work — something that I ponder long and hard during my frequent trips to rehab. I figure I should have about 42 years of leisure left, and that’s pre-adult diaper.Here is something I learned from reading the article, and I am not making it up: The number one cause of death in my age group is suicide. Oh. You didn’t need to pass the army math exam to figure that one out. The number two cause? Cancer. And if you kill yourself because you have cancer, you get bonus points.Women outlive men by almost four years. This drives me crazy. First of all, women spend their entire lives without doing the kind of manual work that breaks down and cripples a body, like hauling stone, working in coal mines, and betting on football games.I find it particularly annoying that Karen has been practicing signing my name to stuff — like my checkbook. I heard her ordering the Cliff’s Notes to “A Widow’s Journey.” She must be in a hurry.But the most disturbing thing of late is her beside reading, which includes “Widows Wear Stilettos.” I got in trouble just for asking if I could look at the pictures.It’s all a crapshoot. When my grandmother died unexpectedly in 1949, my grandfather bought a plot of gravesites for the whole family. One by one, they were buried there: Enrico, and then his three daughters and their husbands, and assorted other blood relatives who made the “final cut.” By the time my last aunt died, there was one grave site left — for mom.Yes, you read that correctly. No room at the inn for Little Rick. (Apparently, I had opted for the temple in Brooklyn but that’s a long story.)My mom started crying softly. “I’m the only one left. I’m the only one.” I paused for a second and pointed out, “Well, that’s kind of where you want to be.”email@example.com Share
What sort of education should lawyers want there to be in our schools? It is the perfect time to ask this, as changes to GCSEs – specifically the introduction of the ‘English Baccalaureate’ (EBacc) in six core subjects – are in part prompted by those who purport to speak for both the professions, and the higher education institutions that feed many lawyers into the profession. The charge, also leveled at A-levels, is that they have become too easy; that too many students get brilliant grades and therefore – faced with a sea of A*, A and B grades – no university, law school or subsequent employer, poor dears, can tell which of them are really bright. The charges go on, that coursework allows for both cheating and re-working (the latter a sort of legalised cheating). Of course education should achieve many things other than preparation for the world of work, but let’s stick with the vocational needs arguments here. Not least, for a generation or more now each fresh change has been in large part justified by the need to listen to employers’ needs. When Kenneth Baker was education secretary, the charge was (I simplify here) that the system produced elegant essayists who thrived on the adrenalin rush of the exam hall – and under-rewarded kids who applied themselves evenly over the course of the year, consistently outperforming those who pipped them to the post come exam-time. Project management and teamwork skills were never developed, and therefore the economy was let down. So we come full circle. Elite bits of the professions are among those employers wrong-footed by ‘grade inflation’. But should they just go in flag-waving for the EBacc as proposed in the consultation that now follows, hoping that A-levels are next? To answer that question, we need to look at two things. The first, of course, is what is actually going on in courses we’re all so happy to generalise about. The second area to consider is whether what’s proposed better matches what law firms and legal departments need to emerge from the education system. Too often in public discourse it seems to me, supporters of more traditional reform options are too ready to cite the creation of less academic GCSEs (and A-levels where relevant) to support a general insistence that standards must have slipped. Put simply, in this argument the existence of a ‘food technology’ qualification becomes somehow fused with ‘grade inflation’ in traditional subjects valued in many legal careers such as English lit, history, languages. I wonder about ‘grade inflation’ too. Consistently better grades occur year-on-year in traditional subjects. Have they got easier? Do stupid people now get As? (That is surely what’s ultimately being argued.) Are they doing better because they are being allowed to ‘cheat’ or constantly re-attempt things? We should be wary about such conclusions. There’s a strong argument that teaching techniques have carried on improving – that whether a school is good at preparing children to gain a qualification has become less arbitrary across the board. Different things, from the old O-level, are being tested in some cases. What if current qualifications test ‘understanding’ above ‘memory’ in a subjects like history? And in maths, what if GCSE shifted the focus from a ‘knowledge-only’ approach? Also open to challenge is the argument that grade certainty will return with the EBacc because it emphasises a single set of ‘terminal exams’. In fact, in the subjects concerned, we’ve been back there already for a couple of years with ‘controlled assessments’. Historically the UK lagged decades behind countries like the US and Germany by clinging to the idea that the traditional ‘flair’ or genius of a fairly narrow elite would allow Britain to punch above its weight in design and industry. Meanwhile, the US opened business schools, and Germany trained engineers (Correlli Barnett is eloquent on this massive subject). Of course, if general standards have been lifted in traditional subjects – if more pupils can do the same things – that is a headache for elite universities, and elite bits of the professions. How to engage in the crude sifting exercises of the past? Answer: you cannot. This sifting headache should be a welcome opportunity – though often it is not being treated as such. Rather than being presented with the neat dashboard of a few candidates who made the grade, there is this bigger choice, and therefore a bigger challenge. But surely a challenge that intelligent and imaginative individuals can apply their minds to? (Unless, of course, their pre-grade-inflation education in fact wasn’t all that after all.) If you accept that’s one large item for your in-tray, then here’s a couple more difficult items to ponder. There’s an argument that some of the skills the legal profession might want demonstrated by all staff have already been partially taken out of the school curriculum with the introduction of controlled assessments. To quote one history teacher: ‘The old coursework units were good – opportunities for independent reading and independent study, and both well-structured and open-ended at the same time, which was good for weak and very bright alike.’ Likewise, ‘too formulaic’ is a charge leveled at current sciences and languages GCSEs. Similarly a maths teacher contacted this week notes that with controlled assessments ‘all the stuff that was hard to assess went’. She continues: ‘what we’ve now got is effectively O-levels for all. So the idea of going from this to something more academic/dry is completely ludicrous.’ So, for professionals worried about the skills base they will have to draw on in the future, an added concern could be that not enough is up for discussion. At any rate, the link between the hardness of an exam, and the quality of education that responds to it, is at best loose. Of course, a complicating factor in this debate is that almost anyone I know who has done okay in their professional life, myself included, is almost mawkishly sentimental about the educational route they took. They are panicked by the idea that a future version of them might have to take another route – one which they might thrive less well in. In arguments about education that is true around my office – and it seems to be true across government too. Education ministers seem to suffer this same tendency. For Lord Adonis, who grew up in care, that extended to the desire to create more schools like the very particular state boarding to provide more similar children with the same route ‘up’. In one telling Newsnight Review discussion Michael Gove showed his attachment to the version of Elizabethan history he grew up believing at school. He had got an enormous amount out of it, and apparently recoiled from alternative views of the past. We all have our biases on questions of education – I’m sure mine are clear here. But whatever outcome you would like to see, do look carefully at what is actually happening in education at the moment, what happened over the last 20 years – and what is in fact proposed this week which, despite the name, isn’t even a baccalaureate at all. Follow Eduardo on Twitter Eduardo Reyes is Gazette features editor
CAPTION: ‘The goal is obviously a global increase of the rail market share’Philippe Roumeguère, Chief Executive, International Union of Railways CHANGE is sweeping through the corridors of Europe’s railway organisations, not least at the International Union of Railways.Since its birth in 1922, UIC has worked to devise and define technical norms that allow trains to run across Europe’s frontiers. Its practices and standards have also been adopted in many other parts of the world – UIC now has 72 active members spread across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, plus 59 associate members, including many railways in Asia, Africa, America, and Australia.UIC’s role in bringing about technical standardisation is undisputed, but the European Commission has long felt that much more must be done to bring about what it terms ‘a single European railway area’, where competition between operators will drive down costs and force greater efficiency. This vision depends on greater interoperability than has been achieved so far. Enter the European Railway Agency, which is charged by the Commission with overseeing the implementation of interoperability and safety management (p34). ERA is expected to bring fresh impetus to the process of change in Europe. But what are the implications of its arrival for UIC?A competitive worldAt the end of November, the UIC board decided that the time had come to embark on a fresh strategy. UIC’s primary purpose is now ‘to promote technical co-operation between UIC members, at the same time respecting their commercial and managerial independence in the light of the new competitive world’. A second objective is ‘to maintain and develop the coherence of the whole railway system’, particularly in the pan-European context. Key issues in UIC’s future role are the development and management of infrastructure; interoperability and safety; standardisation; and ‘strategic technical questions’. The organisation agrees that interoperability is an essential tool in the battle to improve rail’s competitiveness.In working with the ERA, UIC is clear that ‘synergies should be sought, and ways of co-operation’. It recognises the need to examine how the UIC’s technical documentation and the organisation’s expertise ‘can be integrated with the future work of the Agency’, and ‘how the UIC can most effectively meet the Agency’s expectations’.Chief Executive Philippe Roumeguère goes further, saying that ‘UIC’s technical role is going to be more important, as Europe’s technical railway standards are now to be stamped by EU states through the ERA. UIC will play a more active role in ERA working groups to prepare ad hoc proposals.’Specifically, UIC will propose specifications for the technical norms; establish a ‘technical platform’ to support the work of associations such as CER and EIM, and ‘lead international technical co-operation projects in the fields of research and economics’. It will also define ‘common arrangements and recommendations’ for its members, and develop agreements with inter-governmental organisations and relevant professional associations where co-operation with the railway industry is needed.But UIC points out that interoperability is not simply a technical issue. In November it highlighted the need to accelerate ‘technical, operational, regulatory and commercial interoperability’. Here it is referring to ‘soft’ items such as information and reservation systems, where rail operators often lag behind their airline competitors.Asked to comment on the Commission’s policy of encouraging competition, Roumeguère says ‘the goal is obviously a global increase of the rail market share and not internal self-destroying competition’. Winning business back from road and air will demand ‘the best railway competitors’, he believes.Restructuring implemented Finally, UIC recognises that strong support must be given to projects requiring international co-operation. In future, its Executive Committee of 13 senior railway executives will rule on action to be taken, projects to be launched and their budgets. It will also monitor progress and take corrective action if required.The General Assembly and the World Executive Council will continue to exist, but the Assembly of Active Members will be abolished. The Passenger, Freight, Infrastructure, Technical and Research committees will no longer function, their role being absorbed by Forums dealing with Passenger and Freight Operators, Infrastructure, Safety, European Integration, Research, Environment and other topics. The Forums will put forward proposals to the Executive Committee.UIC will continue its work on specific projects such as international freight corridors, narrow and broad gauge railways, desert railways, interaction between railways and suppliers, as well as training and management.During 2005 UIC plans to focus on the development of European corridors and strategies for migration to ETCS/ERTMS (p29), developing the Prifis timetable information, reservations and sales system (RG 1.03 p22), research projects such as ModTrain, Europac, Railcom and Green, as well as issues surrounding noise and emissions from diesel engines.On the specific question of ERTMS, Roumeguère believes ‘there is a general acceptance that ERTMS is the right long-term technical solution, but the railways will have to be assisted with funding to get over the costly migration period. The specific focus of work in the coming years will be to ensure that ERTMS in rolled out in the most effective way, on important rail corridors, so that the benefits of reduced on-board and trackside equipment resulting from the rationalisation of over 20 signalling systems in Europe will result in lower costs, particularly when coupled with economies of scale in procurement and lower cross-acceptance costs.’
Laura (Joanne Froggatt) continued to try and clear her name as a new suspect emerged on the latest episode of Liar.If you want to avoid spoilers for Liar, stop reading now.The episode opened with Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) running through the woods and stumbling onto the ground. He hid behind a tree trunk and it looked like he was being chased but it turned out it was just a dog walker passing through. Andrew found somewhere to take shelter but realised he’d been caught on a security camera.In the present day Laura was being interrogated by Karen (Katherine Kelly) who told her that they’d found the shipping container thanks to her car’s sat nav. Karen then presented Laura’s necklace, which had Andrew’s blood on it. Laura pleaded innocence and claimed someone had taken the necklace from her flat. She also insisted she’d never been to any shipping container.Laura appealed to Rory (Danny Webb) who couldn’t bring himself to look at her. Karen continued to push Laura telling her she was being charged for murder and would be held until the bail hearing. Laura’s lawyer advised her to say nothing.Back to Andrew, we saw him searching for something and then sleeping among some rocks on the beach. He was disturbed by a group of people so he moved away.Laura was transferred to prison in handcuffs and then we saw her bail hearing. Her lawyer pleaded that Laura had a clean record and asked for bail. The court agreed but asked her to hand over her passport and stay within a 30-mile radius. Karen told Laura she’s see her soon as she left the court room.Credit: Two Brothers Pictures / ITVLiam (Richie Sutcliffe) was waiting for Laura outside the court room and Laura asked for a second as tried to hold herself together and process what was happening. Once she’d taken a minute, Laura refused a lift from Liam telling him that she needed to go and see Vanessa (Shelley Conn). Liam told her it was a bad idea but she did it anyway.Vanessa invited a frantic Laura into her home and Laura ranted about the evidence that was found. Laura claimed that someone had messed with her car when it was seized by the police and she asked Vanessa to find out who set her up. Vanessa told her to prove her innocence in court but Laura wasn’t in the mood to listen and once again asked Vanessa to find out who had access to her car.Moving backwards two weeks Luke (Jamie Flatters) came out of his coma and asked about his father. He was told that Andrew was still missing. Andrew, meanwhile was seen outside the shipping container where Laura’s necklace had been found and he entered it finding it had electricity. Andrew called Ollie (Sam Spruell) and asked for his help in faking his death. When Ollie refused, Andrew revealed that had the recording of Ollie raping a man that he would use against him. Reluctantly Ollie asked what Andrew needed him to do.Vanessa visited the police station and asked a colleague if she could borrow their pass because she needed the toilet. She got the pass and made her way to the office where she called the department that had Laura’s car. Vanessa told Laura that no one had accessed the car and Laura turned her suspicions to Rory and Karen. Rory was the first person to look at the sat nav and Laura became convinced that he had hacked it.She waited for Rory outside the station and found him on the phone. She asked Rory if he’d hacked her sat nav and he refused to speak with her. As he arrived at the station, he was met by Karen and told that the blood spatter was inconsistent. She told him that the report would be on his desk soon and then revealed that they found no prints on the sat nav and it had been wiped clean. Is Rory trying to help Laura?Laura met with Winnie (Amy Nuttall) for support who told her that she’d never backed down before, encouraging her to fight. She used that advice to go to the restaurant Rory had booked a meal in that evening and she confronted him. Rory threatened to arrest her and instructed her to go home. They had a physical altercation as Laura pretended to be drunk and she lifted his phone. Before leaving the restaurant, she guessed his passcode and gained access.At home Laura searched through Rory’s phone and found an email from Rory’s son Greg (Jack Colgrave Hirst) about a toxicology report titled ‘How much is Laura Neilson’s freedom worth?’Credit: Two Brothers Pictures / ITVLiam met with Katy (Zoë Tapper) at the park and updated her on the situation with Laura. They talked about Andrew’s car key and Katy recalled that she’d found one like it at the hospital, which she turned into lost property. Liam asked Katy to go back to the hospital to see if it was still there and he offered to go with her to help Laura.Laura was taking a nap when a message came up from Greg on Rory’s phone arranging a meeting. She met with Greg and confronted him about the email, which he had forwarded to his dad about his own overdose. Laura accused Rory of covering up for Greg to save his job and Greg refused to back down. She urged him to do the right thing and he told her to ‘piss off’ before walking away.Katy and Liam went to the hospital and Katy asked the receptionist about the car key. It was claimed by someone using a fake name so Katy asked security for access to the CCTV footage. The security guard said he couldn’t give her access but Katy reminded him that he owed her for setting him up on a date. That was enough to convince him and as the security guard looked through the footage, Katy and Liam had a moment. On the footage they saw Ollie collecting the car key.At his hotel Ollie saw the cover of the newspaper and found out Laura had been arrested for Andrew’s murder. He then went to his room and called Luke saying they needed to meet to talk about his late mother.Laura went back to the police station and asked to see Rory to give him something. Meanwhile, Katy and Liam went to see Carl (Howard Charles) to ask him if he recognised Ollie in the CCTV footage. Carl was reluctant to help but eventually told them he had seen Ollie and pointed them in the direction of the hotel he thought was staying at.At the police station Laura gave Rory his phone back and told him that she knew what he’d done for his son. Karen got a phone call and was told that Anthony, her ex, was released from prison.Laura walked Rory through the information she’d found on his phone and accused Rory again of framing her. Rory tried to dismiss her but Laura pressed on as he pleaded with her not to destroy his son’s life. Laura asked who sent the email to Greg and Rory told her that if Greg’s medical records got out, it would cause chaos for the cases he’d closed.Credit: Two Brothers Pictures / ITVKaty and Liam’s next stop was the hotel Ollie was staying at. The receptionist asked for a name and when they couldn’t give her one, she refused to help them. Katy insisted on staying outside the hotel to wait for Ollie to leave. Liam pointed out that they’d been assuming that the same person that framed Laura was the person who murdered Andrew.Karen was taken into an interrogation room by a detective who wanted to talk to her about the release of her ex. He told Karen that Anthony beat up his latest girlfriend so bad that she died in hospital. Shocked by the pictures she saw, Karen was asked if she had any idea where Anthony might be. She said that she hadn’t heard from him but suggested that Anthony’s cousin Dan Walker might be the best place to start looking for him. Once the detective left, Karen saw she had an incoming call from Laura and she declined it.At home Laura was trying to get through to someone at the police station to tell what she knew about Rory. She was fobbed off and after hanging up the phone, she contemplated contacting Ian (Kieran Bew).Still waiting for Ollie, Katy and Liam had a frank conversation. She apologised to Liam for making a mistake and Liam reminded her that he was only there for Laura. Katy admitted that she wasn’t happy and she felt plain, which is why she cheated on him. She was keen to point out she wasn’t making an excuse, just explaining her side. Liam responded by telling her that he had been filled with doubt after giving up his job to look after the kids. Katy tried to kiss him but he refused, and they were interrupted by Ollie driving off in his car. They tried to follow him but a car stopped them from getting out of the car park allowing Ollie to get away.After that mishap, they went to see Laura to tell her that they’d tracked down the man Andrew had been with before his death. They showed her the photo and Laura suggested that maybe he had something to hide, which is why he was framing her.Jumping back a week, we saw Ollie helping Andrew in the shipping container. He was drawing his blood and made it clear he needed to stop helping him. Andrew reminded him that he was in control of the situation and refused to give him the recording.Luke was in therapy and admitted that he wanted to kill himself and that his actions weren’t a cry for help. He was asked if he still felt that way and he said the situation had become too much for him. The therapist asked Luke how he would feel if his dad got in touch and Luke told her that he would kill his father if he saw him.Read our Liar series 2 episode 1 recapRead our Liar series 2 episode 2 recapRead our Liar series 2 episode 3 recapRead our Liar series 2 episode 4 recapLiar concludes at 9pm Monday on ITV.