Judges Reverse Resisting Law Enforcement ConvictionOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned a man’s resisting law enforcement conviction after finding that the police officer’s actions justified the man’s resistance.In Jefferson Jean-Baptiste v. State of Indiana, 49A02-1608-CR-1798, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy James Russo was attempting to serve civil arrest warrant on Jefferson Jean-Baptiste in April 2016, but Jean-Baptiste refused to comply. After Russo tried to grab his arm, Jean-Baptiste pulled away, so Russo, acting on the assumption that Jean-Baptiste was resisting arrest, entered the home and placed him in custody.Jean-Baptiste was convicted of resisting law enforcement and argued on appeal that the state had not presented sufficient evidence to support his conviction. The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed, with Judge Edward Najam pointing to the case of Casselman v. State, 472 N.E.2d 1310 (Ind. Ct. App. 1985) and Indiana Code 35-41-3-2 as the panel’s guidance.Specifically, Najam wrote that Russo was outside the residence while Jean-Baptiste was inside when Russo, “without permission or legal justification,” reached across the threshold and grabbed Jean-Baptiste. Thus, under Indiana Code, Jean-Baptiste was justified in his resistance of law enforcement.Further, the appellate court reversed Jean-Baptiste’s conviction because it found, sua sponte, that the trial court committed fundamental error by denying his right to a jury trial without first eliciting a personal waiver from him on the record.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Ghana goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey says his move to Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers will help boost his career as he is prepared for the new challenge in the United States.The 26-year-old signed a long-term contract with the Portland Timbers after opting not to extend his contract with Norwegian side Stromsgodset.Kwarasey says the challenge of playing for Portland in the MLS excites him.“I am really looking forward to just playing in the MLS,” Kwarasey said in his first interview since completing the deal on Monday.“I have heard a lot about it and I have heard that Portland is one of the most traditional clubs in the MLS with great fans and some history behind the club.“Everything is in order for a player to perform and I am really excited to come here.” The 26-year-old, who has played 21 times for the Black Stars, joins from Norwegian team Stromsgodset ,where he began his career in 2007.He made 154 league appearances for the club and was captain in 2013 and 2014.Kwarasey was the first-choice stopper for Ghana at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.And he made one appearance at the World Cup in Brazil in the summer – a 2-1 loss against the United States in the opening match of Group D.
A new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives Iowa infrastructure a “mediocre” but passing grade — and suggests raising taxes to improve water quality and finance improvements to bridges, airports and other critical infrastructure. Joshua Trygstad, a civil engineer at a consulting firm in Grimes, is president of the society’s Iowa section.“Infrastructure is the foundation of everyday lives,” he says. “It impacts all parts of how we live, work and play in Iowa.” Christy VanBuskirk, an engineer from Hedrick, was chair of the group that evaluated 12 different forms of infrastructure and came up with the grades.“In 2019, Iowa receives an overall grade of C,” she says. “That is an improvement from the 2015 grade when infrastructure in our state received a C-minus. We’ve made progress in some areas, but we still have a lot of work to do overall.” The engineers noted many levees in urban areas have been improved over the past decade, but it’s been difficult to get grants to improve levees in rural areas. Aaron Moniza, a civil engineer from Cedar Rapids, says reliable funding for new levee construction as well as improvements to existing systems are essential.“In many locations, for each dollar spent on flood mitigation in advance of a flood event, multiple dollars are saved that otherwise would be spent on flood recovery efforts,” Moniza says. “Additional study on flood plain hydraulics is also needed to assess the impacts of climate change and infrastructure activities affecting run-off rates and stormwater volumes.”The group also suggests the standards for designing and inspecting levees should be uniform throughout the country. The lowest grade — a “D” — went to the more than four-thousand dams on Iowa rivers and streams. The engineers warn the frequency and severity of flooding means MORE “emergency action plans” must be prepared to deal with the failure of dams, including the locks and dams on the Mississippi River. The group supports raising the state sales tax to help finance water quality improvements and the civil engineers suggest the state’s gas tax should regularly increase at the rate of inflation.
13 Jul 2016 Golf’s Olympians set to inspire new players England Golf ambassadors Justin Rose and Charley Hull will represent Team GB in the Rio 2016 Olympics, it was announced today – amid hopes that the Games will inspire more people to take up the sport. Rose and Hull will be joined in the team by Masters champion Danny Willett and Scotland’s Catriona Matthew. Willett, who was an England champion and international as an amateur, has already helped take golf to a wide audience with his triumph at Augusta. Now, golf’s return to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years throws a global spotlight on the game and the initiatives which are driving participation, such as England Golf’s Get into golf and Golf Express campaigns. Rose commented: “The Olympics are a fantastic opportunity to bring golf to a much wider global audience, which in turn should help to inspire people across the country to take up sports such as golf. “Lots of young people dream of being an Olympian and a Team GB success in Rio will encourage kids all over the country go to their local club or range and start swinging a club.” England Golf is working hard to tackle the challenges facing the game and create an even brighter future for golf. Get into golf is a national campaign to get more people golfing and playing more often. It offers great value coaching with PGA professionals at clubs and ranges nationwide. Information about beginner courses, taster lessons and special events is available at www.getintogolf.org Golf Express promotes 9-hole golf to busy people and encourages them to play all the game in half the time. On average, a 9-hole round can be played in just two hours, which can fit into a busy lifestyle, and it offers all the health and social benefits of the full game. The golfexpress9.org website offers places to play across the country through its online directory and also features special offers England Golf is also working to attract more women and girls to golf and has just held Women’s Golf Month to draw attention to the opportunities available. These include the successful Girls Golf Rocks programme, which is run jointly with the Golf Foundation. It encourages beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active and play alongside friends, with the encouragement of young ambassadors from county girls’ squads. England Golf ambassador Charley Hull said “For golf to be included in this year’s Olympics is hugely exciting. Golf is a game for everyone and the Olympics will help to make people realise this and hopefully inspire them to give it a go. Golf is a great game to play with your friends and family – it’s very social, quite relaxing and you can burn around 600-700 calories playing a round of golf!” Olympic dates: Justin Rose and Danny Willett will compete in the men’s 72-hole stroke play event from August 11-14, while Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull will contest the medals in the women’s competition from August 17-20. Image copyright Getty Images
180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. a private non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in Monmouth County, marked a milestone by holding a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday to announce the building of an urgently needed new shelter facility.The new shelter, located in Monmouth County, will be the largest of its kind in the state and is slated to open by year’s end. It will be able to house 45 women and children at a time, up from 25 at its current location. The location of the new facility will be kept confidential, to protect the occupants.“Over the past five years, we have had to turn away more than 400 women and their children who needed our help. We simply don’t have the room,” said Anna Diaz-White, executive director of 180. “By doubling our capacity, we are in a position to help so many more people in our community.”With hardhats and shovels, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, 180 Turning Lives Around Executive Director Anna Diaz-White, elected officials and major donors gathered at the headquarters of New Jersey Natural Gas to celebrate the new facility.“Never forget what we’re really doing here – we’re saving lives,” Guadagno said.As part of the ceremony, 180 Turning Lives Around received a $100,000 grant from HopeLine from Verizon.HopeLine from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, and funds organizations nationwide while protecting the environment.Additionally the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, who has partnered with 180 Turning Lives Around for over a decade, providing funding for 180’s 2NDFLOOR® Youth Helpline, and assistance to 180’s clients through the JBJ Soul Kitchen, will be presenting a check. Donations will also be made from the Knight Foundation and New Jersey Natural Gas.Attending the ground breaking were Kathy Eliis, executive vice president & chief operating officer of New Jersey Natural Gas, Sen. Jennifer Beck, John McCarthy, B2B Director, Verizon Wireless, and Fran Lobl, vice president of Faith & James Knight Foundation.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2016)–A parade of longshots on Friday created a two-day Pick Six carryover into Saturday at Santa Anita of $307,069 and, according to track officials, Saturday’s total Pick Six pool should approach the $2 million mark.With a carryover of $59,291 from Monday, $463,805 in “new money” was bet into the Friday Pick Six, creating a total pool of $523,096.Friday’s Pick Six began with race three, and although it got off to a moderately formful beginning with second choice Perfect Set paying $8.40, post time chalk took a heavy beating thereafter. Race four was taken by Midnight Lady, who paid $22.80 with Martin Pedroza up. The fifth race went to 17-1 longshot Wishful Winking, who paid $36.60 with leading rider Santiago Gonzalez up.Friday’s sixth event was won by Lets Get Frisky, who paid $20.40 with leading apprentice David Lopez in the irons, and race seven was won by Go Long, who rallied from off the pace under Kent Desormeaux and paid $13.60 to win.Saturday’s Pick Six will start with race four and conclude with race nine. With 64 horses currently scheduled to run, there are just over 10 horses per race in Saturday’s Pick Six sequence.First post time for the nine-race card is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–
A defensive aberration seven minutes before the break gifted Swansea the lead in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.Chelsea had dominated at Stamford Bridge before Michu opening the scoring against the run of play.Branislav Ivanovic hesitated after collecting a routine pass from keeper Ross Turnbull near the edge of the penalty area and was robbed by Jonathan de Guzman.The ball then ran to Michu, who gleefully fired home his 16th goal of the season.By that stage Chelsea should have been at least a couple of goals in front.Juan Mata had missed their best chance, meekly side-footing straight at keeper Gerhard Tremmel after being found unmarked by Eden Hazard.Tremmel also kept out a toe-poked effort from Ramires following great link-up play involving Hazard and Oscar.Gary Cahill headed over as Chelsea continued to have the upper hand, before Cesar Azpilicueta shot wide after dispossessing Swansea’s Wayne Routledge.It seemed only a matter of time before Chelsea broke the deadlock, yet it was City who struck first.The home fans repeatedly chanted the name of Frank Lampard, with doubt continuing to surround the popular midfielder’s future as he approaches the end of his contract.Some of the Blues faithful vented their frustration by booing club chairman Bruce Buck during a pre-match presentation on the pitch.Lampard was named among the substitutes along with recent signing Demba Ba, while Fernando Torres returned to the starting line-up.Chelsea: Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Torres.Subs: Hilario, Lampard, Ferreira, Marin, Ba, Bertrand, Ake.Click here for our Chelsea v Swansea quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
“The MPC has decided to keep the repurchase rate unchanged at 5.5% per annum,” she said. “The decision had been unanimous.” Inflation is expected to measure 5.2% in the final quarter of 2013. GDP growth revised downward The repurchase (repo) rate is that rate at which the Reserve Bank lends money to commercial banks, who in turn lend money to corporate and individual consumers at a higher rate, the prime interest rate – which is currently the repo rate plus 3.5%. Marcus said consumer inflation was forecast to breach the Bank’s target range of 6% in the last quarter of 2011 and to peak at around 6.3% in the first quarter of 2012, before gradually declining and returning to the range in the final quarter of the year. Food prices pose inflation risk According to the Bank, food prices continue to pose an upside risk to the inflation outlook, with a further acceleration of food inflation expected in the near term. The Bank said uncertainty related to the rand conveys an upside risk to the inflation outlook. “Unless the rand continues on a depreciating trend, the impact is likely to be relatively limited and should dissipate in the short to medium term.” With South Africa’s economic recovery remaining hesitant and the global growth outlook uncertain, the Reserve Bank has decided to leave interest rates unchanged, Governor Gill Marcus said at the Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting on Thursday. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has also revised its GDP growth forecast to average 3% compared to its previous forecast of 3.2%, while the growth forecasts for 2012 and 2013 have been revised down to 3.2% and 4.2%, from 3.6% and 4.4% respectively. Global growth outlook uncertain The MPC had also discussed the decision by rating agency Moody’s Investor Services revision of the country’s A3 rating outlook from stable to negative. The rating agency cited slower economic growth than what was previously expected as well a growing political risk to low budget deficits. Commenting on the MPC’s decision, Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said the decision was not unexpected. “While Busa believes that the SARB, in most of its MPC statement today, itself made a good case for a further reduction in interest rates, Busa accepts that there is room for difference of opinion as to whether it should happen now or later.” “The downward revision is a result of revised assumptions primarily of international commodity prices and global growth,” Marcus said. Marcus added that the global growth outlook continued to be characterised by heightened uncertainty, with weak growth and declining consumer confidence in several advanced economies, while growth in many emerging markets had moderated over the year. International oil prices have remained relatively stable and currently there is a small over-recovery on the domestic petrol price. If maintained, it could offer relief to motorists after four consecutive months of price hikes resulting in domestic petrol prices being at the highest levels ever. There had been no interest rate cut this year. The last time the central bank cut the repo rate was in November 2010 – cutting it to its lowest level in a period of 30 years. 11 November 2011 “It was discussed,” she said. “We are concerned about their approach.” “The exchange rate of the rand continues to be subject to changes in risk aversion in global financial markets,” she said, adding that the currency had depreciated by around 18.6% since the beginning of the year. Source: BuaNews
Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… When it comes to wearable tech, Pankaj Kedia, the senior director of Qualcomm, is a major advocate. He utilizes quite a few fitness trackers and smartwatches on a regular basis.“I could spend four hours just brainstorming with you on the possibilities around use cases [for wearables],” states Kedia. “We are barely scratching the surface.”See also: Is consumer interest in smartwatches on the decline?Qualcomm is the world’s biggest provider of mobile processors and chips for over 100 types of wearables. However, the wearable business, which revolves around smartwatches and fitness bands, is undergoing some changes. New smartwatches haven’t been seen at the booths of major vendors such as LG and Samsung, although Samsung claims they are waiting for Google’s Android Wear 2.0 operating system to arrive. In December, Lenovo said that it wouldn’t be making another smartwatch in the near future. To top it off, IDC saw a large decrease in smartwatch shipments during its third-quarter of 2016. Many experts say that last year’s wearable sales failed to meet expectations.Regardless of these setbacks, Kedia remains optimistic about smartwatches, although he cannot discuss everything that’s in the works. “We are excited about this space,” he says. “We are growing well. Our customers are growing well. We have beautiful products coming out.”Smartwatches: features versus size?Ever since companies introduced smartwatches, they’ve all been trying to figure out how to improve their sizes. Even the Apple Watch, with a 38-mm face model that is smaller than most smartwatches, doesn’t compare to the analog watch styles worn on smaller wrists. The challenge with trying to make smartwatches smaller is that consumers continue to want more and more features such as GPS, microphones, improved connectivity or better security. These extras call for bigger batteries, which creates a quandary.“Taking all those things and putting it in a package, that is not easy to do,” Kedia explains. “It is not a one-trick pony.”Design improvements are coming, though. Kedia discussed the highly anticipated Android Wear 2.0, and said Qualcomm is coordinating with several watch companies that he’d like to talk about, but cannot, due to Qualcomm PR. According to Kedia, crystal jewelry maker Swarovski, is also working on a smartwatch.“Swarovski will kill me if I gave you more information,” he states, “but think about what Swarovski stands for, and think about what a Swarovski smartwatch might look like.”Kedia sees a bright futureKedia doesn’t consider smartwatches to be in a rut at all, pointing out that they are off to a much better start than MP3 players, cameras, and even smartphones.“Do you know how many quarters it took for the iPod to hit a million units? Seven. Do you know how many quarters it took for the iPhone to hit a million units? Three. Do you know how many quarters it took for the smartwatch to hit a million units? One,” says Kedia.According to Kedia, it’s only a matter of time before smartwatches flourish. With the evolution of Android Wear and Apple’s WatchOS, he expects them to pick up in popularity, offering some amazing apps.“Looking back, we have short memories,” Kedia explains. “We forget. It takes time to build a new category, and when I talk to you, and I talk to analysts, when I talk internally at Qualcomm, some people assume that the perfect product needs to be today, and it doesn’t work that way. Uber was not born in a day.”Besides chips for smartwatches, Qualcomm also provides the Snapdragon Wear 1100, designed for fitness trackers and simple wearables. The company is actually participating in the entire wearables market including things like smart earbuds and GPS trackers. The company hopes to one day be able to power a variety of gadgets, including footwear and other forms of jewelry.“There is no such thing as a killer product, or a killer form factor, or a killer shape and size, or a killer use case,” Kedia says. “This will evolve over time.” Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puck Tags:#Qualcomm#smartwatches#wearables Amanda Razani Related Posts