Japanese boardrooms head towards equality

first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 8:50 pm Japanese boardrooms head towards equality whatsapp Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content JUNKO Nakagawa’s appointment to the highest level of Nomura’s board comes as a monumental first for the Japanese bank. Historically, Tokyo’s boardrooms have been male-dominated institutions where women are rarely seen in senior posts. That is why Nakagawa’s appointment is such a significant step forward.“It is rare for a Japanese financial institution to give this type of promotion to a woman,” said Azuma Ohno, a brokerage analyst at Credit Suisse Securities in Tokyo. “It’s an impressive move.”Nakagawa previously held various senior positions at Nomura, most notably leading the bank’s New York listing. She has many years of experience in investment banking as an adviser to many of Japan’s most reputed corporate clients.Nakagawa first joined Nomura in 1988 and is a graduate of Kobe University. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Illinois breaks sports betting revenue and handle records in January

first_img11th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Finance Casino Queen and DraftKings ranked second with $15.6m in revenue, ahead of Midwest Gaming & Entertainment and Rush Street Interactive on $10.8m. Online wagering accounted for $47.1m of total revenue for the month, whereas retail sportsbooks only contributed $860,392 in revenue. Email Address Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In terms of operators, the Par-A-Dice Gaming Corporation, which runs a FanDuel sportsbook, led the market with $16.8m in revenue.center_img Illinois’s sports betting handle reached a record $581.6m in January, while the US state also saw revenue reach an all-time high during the month. Regions: Illinois Topics: Finance Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports betting Revenue in January amounted to $49.4m (£35.4m/€41.3m), more than double the $23.9m posted in December last year, though the previous month’s figures were impacted by the temporary closure of casinos due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) measures. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Illinois breaks sports betting revenue and handle records in Januarylast_img read more

Would moving the Six Nations benefit Northern Hemisphere players?

first_imgDavies said: “Just moving three or four weeks is not going to help the northern hemisphere with player welfare, for example… So it is a bigger question than just the Six Nations. That is being looked at, at the moment.”But the global season is a complete non-starter unless the boards both sides of the equator are prepared to compromise a little and moving the Six Nations would be a way for the northern hemisphere to show their opposite numbers down under they really are serious. But don’t expect things to change any time soon. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS kThe Six Nations council meet in a couple of weeks to review the 2016 tournament but there is more on their plate than patting each other on the back and booking their hotel rooms for Dublin, Cardiff, Rome, Edinburgh, London and Paris next year.It’s being mooted they will be discussing whether to bring in bonus points, promotion and relegation in the competition and whether the tournament should be moved to later in the year.We were told the final one was a non-starter and the Six Nations would always be played in its current slot in February and March but, with the clamour for a global season increasing, a move to April is back up for discussion and the grand old tournament could be a useful bargaining chip.Switching hats: Bill Beaumont has said a Six Nations switch must be consideredBill Beaumont, chairman of World Rugby after a long-standing tenure at the Six Nations, is in favour of moving the championship and that is one up for the reformers.In his wrap-up of England’s Grand Slam Eddie Jones agreed with the rest of the rugby-watching population when he said the quality of matches had improved as the tournament went on and conditions had more than a muddy paw in that.England’s game at Murrayfield was blighted by bad weather but by the time the grounds had dried up the rugby improved markedly. Nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned slog in the mud but the powers-that-be are trying to attract more people to rugby – it has a loyal television fanbase – and a dose of running rugby would probably do the trick. So, that would be one positive for moving it.Mud glorious mud: Mike Brown scores at a mud-caked Murrayfield in FebruaryThe format of five rounds of games in seven weeks running from the start of February has not always applied and it seems it may not be as set in stone as we all thought.It works at the moment because people have got used to it but they might have to get used to something else – it has happened before and may happen again, although not before 2020 as international fixtures have been agreed until 2019. TAGS: Highlight center_img Moving the Six Nations to later in the season is back on the agenda and could provide the northern hemisphere with a bit of leverage in the global season negotiations The first Home Nations Championship ran from 16 December 1882 to 3 March 1883. In 1948 when Jack Kyle inspired Ireland to the Slam, in the Five Nations, it started on New Year’s Day and finished on 29 March, two weeks after Kyle’s men had won the clean sweep, but back in those days only one match was played on most weekends. In 2002 the tournament was still stretching into April but by 2005 it was in the current format of starting in the first week of February and finishing in the middle of March. Of course in 2001, because of foot-and-mouth, England were denied a Grand Slam by Ireland in October proving that things can be jigged around a bit if there is a will.Enjoying the craic: Ireland enjoy their win over England in October 2001At the moment everyone knows where they stand with the Six Nations. It is something to look forward to in January when fans are battling post-Christmas hangovers and the terrestrial broadcasters are happy because they have not got much else to show in early February to mid-March. The hoteliers and restaurant owners are doing a merry jig because they would not be packing them in normally at that time and budget airlines can fill their boots. But if the global season is ever to get off the ground something has to give and that something may be moving the Six Nations.It is not as if the tournament is about to be scrapped or played in July – it is nothing more earth-shattering than shifting it a by a few weeks.World Rugby set up a working party to look at the possibilities of a global season back in 2014 but with the Six Nations TV deal, done jointly by BBC and ITV, not due to expire until 2021 the administrators would have to do some work on the broadcasters.Purse strings: If the Six Nations were to be moved, BBC and ITV would have to be on boardPlayer welfare is also a phrase on the lips of every administrator but as Gareth Davies, chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union said, moving the Six Nations is not going to help that but crucially if the unions up here give a bit the unions down south would have to give a bit and everyone would be a winner.last_img read more

Kayak trip draws attention to polluted waterways in Cape Town,…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Africa, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Kayak trip draws attention to polluted waterways in Cape Town, South Africa Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican in Cape Town, South Africa, has devised an innovative way of drawing attention to the industrial and domestic pollution that poisons his city’s waterways: a 15 kilometer kayak ride. Kevin Winter, a member of Christ Church, Kenilworth in Cape Town, is an international expert on water justice; but while the challenges are global, he understands that the solution is local.Full article. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Aug 1, 2017 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Treasury’s Efforts Recover Another $30 Million in TARP Funds for Taxpayers

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily March 9, 2015 1,044 Views Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Previous: Ocwen Teams With Housing Group to Aid Distressed New York Homeowners Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 3/10/2015 Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Treasury recovered approximately $30 million for taxpayers through the sale of First BanCorp common stock, according to an announcement from Treasury on Monday.As part of the second pre-defined written trading plan for sales of First BanCorp’s common stock, Treasury sold approximately five million shares, recovering about $30 million for American taxpayers. Treasury currently holds about 10.3 million shares (about 4.8 percent) of First BanCorp common stock, according to Treasury.Treasury is selling its common stock in First BanCorp as part of an ongoing effort to wind down the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to bail out banks devastated by the financial crisis of 2008. First BanCorp received about $400 million from Treasury in 2009 as part of the TARP bailout. In December, Treasury recovered about $22 million for taxpayers through the sales of nearly 4.4 million shares of First BanCorp common stock as part of the first pre-defined written trading plan for the bank.Signed into law by the Bush administration, TARP was created in 2008 at the height of the nation’s financial crisis in order to implement programs to stabilize the financial system during the financial crisis of 2008. Treasury originally outlined a strategy for winding down its remaining TARP bank investments in May 2012 “in a way that protects taxpayer interests and preserves the strength of our nation’s community banks,” according to Treasury. The strategy to recover Treasury’s investments includes using a combination of repayments, restructurings, and sales.To date, sales of Treasury’s efforts have resulted in taxpayers recovering $441.7 billion in TARP investments, which includes sales of Treasury’s AIG shares. The amount recovered for taxpayers is more than $14 billion above the $427.1 billion disbursed. Only 32 out of 707 banks that received TARP investments through Treasury’s Capital Purchase Program (CPP) remain in the program. Home / Daily Dose / Treasury’s Efforts Recover Another $30 Million in TARP Funds for Taxpayerscenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago First BanCorp TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program U.S. Department of Treasury 2015-03-09 Brian Honea Treasury’s Efforts Recover Another $30 Million in TARP Funds for Taxpayers Tagged with: First BanCorp TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program U.S. Department of Treasury The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

Trial in Derry of Moville priest to resume today after judge fell ill

first_img Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – June 21, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp News It is hoped the Derry trial of a  Catholic priest, from Moville,  accused of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl will resume this morning.Proceedings were adjourned yesterday when Judge Stephen Fowler became ill while hearing legal arguments in the absence of the jury.His place on the bench was taken by Judge Piers Grant – he adjourned the case until today in the hope that Judge Fowler recovers.Father Eugene Boland denies five charges of indecently assaulting the school girl more than 20 years ago. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleNo reasurance from Government over future of Glenties garda stationNext articleIndependent Councillors to decide Donegal’s next Mayor News Highland Trial in Derry of Moville priest to resume today after judge fell ill Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

Brundidge pageant entries accepted

first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Brundidge Business Association will host the 2014 Miss and Little Miss Brundidge Pageant on April 5 at the Pike County High School Fine Arts Building.Entries for the annual pageant will be accepted through Monday, March 31 by calling 334-657-8035.The entry fee for all divisions is $50.The Miss and Little Miss Brundidge Pageant will have a different format this year and that’s exciting, said Kim Stevens, publicity chair for the annual event.“We will actually have two pageants, both on April 5,” Stevens said. “The pageant for the younger contestants will be in the afternoon and the older contestants will compete that night.”The Tiny Miss, Future Little Miss, Petite Miss and Young Miss pageant will be held at 2:30 p.m. The Little Miss, Pre-Teen Miss, Teen Miss and Miss Brundidge pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m.The divisions are Tiny Miss, ages two to four; Future Little Miss, ages five and six; Little Miss, first grade; Petit Miss, second and third grade; Young Miss, fourth and fifth grade; Pre-Teen Miss, six and eighth grade; Teen Miss, ninth and tenth grade; and Miss, 17-21 years of age.All divisions are open to all girls and young women in the area except the Little Miss and Miss divisions. Those divisions are open to girls and young women who live in Brundidge or attend school in Brundidge.“It is recommended that all divisions Tiny Miss through Petit Miss wear heirloom dresses,” Stevens said. “Formal evening gowns or ball gowns should be worn by divisions Pre-Teen through Miss. Only Little Miss Brundidge and Little Miss Brundidge contestants will be interviewed.”Stevens said Little Miss contestants should wear sporty casual attire for the interview and Miss contestants should wear a suit, a pants suit or Sunday dress for their interview.“We are hoping to have an opening number for the night pageant and the young women should wear a solid color shirt, jeans with no holes, rips or tears, and no shoes.”Contestants will be judged on stage presence and personality. The Little Miss and Miss contestants will be judged on interview, stage personality, appearance and on-stage verbal communication. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Sponsored Content Brundidge pageant entries accepted Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 9:18 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014center_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Play bringing folks home for suppertime Sittin’ up with the dead is a custom that’s just about died out, so to speak. But “sittin’ up’ is… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Next Up Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Individuality in northern lapwing migration and its link to timing of breeding

first_imgWe tracked eight adult northern lapwings Vanellus vanellus (six females and two males) from a Dutch breeding colony by light-level geolocation year-round, three of them for multiple years. We show that birds breeding virtually next to each other may choose widely separated wintering grounds, stretching from nearby the colony west towards the UK and Ireland, and southwest through France into Iberia and Morocco. However, individual lapwings appeared relatively faithful to a chosen wintering area, and timing of outward and homeward migration can be highly consistent between years. Movements of migratory individuals were usually direct and fast, with some birds covering distances of approximately 2000 km within 2 to 4 days of travel. The two males wintered closest and returned earliest to the breeding colony. The female lapwings returned well before the onset of breeding, spending a pre-laying period of 19 to 54 days in the wider breeding area. Despite the potential for high migration speeds, the duration that birds were absent from the breeding area increased with distance to wintering areas, a pattern which was mainly driven by an earlier outward migration of birds heading for more distant wintering grounds. Moreover, females that overwintered closer to colony bred earlier. A large variation in migration strategies found even within a single breeding colony has likely supported the species’ responsiveness to recent climate change as evidenced by a shortened migration distance and an advanced timing of reproduction in Dutch lapwings since the middle of the 20th century. Migration strategies may vary between species, populations, individuals and between years within an individual. Individuals from a particular breeding population may migrate to the same wintering area or they may spread out over much of the non-breeding range. These connections between breeding and non-breeding areas of a migratory species are called ‘migratory connectivity’, and the strength of migratory connectivity has implications for the species ecology, evolution and conservation (Webster et al. 2002). Furthermore, the choice of a certain wintering area and migratory strategy may affect annual schedules including timing of events at breeding area (Marra et al. 1998), which demonstrates the importance to follow individuals throughout the annual cycle. Knowledge of variation in migratory routines within and between individuals of a population is also important to understanding and predicting the ability of species responses to environmental change, including climate change (Conklin et al. 2013). We employed GLS (Global Location Sensing, also called ‘light-level geolocation’ or just ‘geolocation’) technique based on the analysis of diurnal changes in light levels to track annual movements of northern lapwings (Vanellus vanellus; here synonymously termed ‘lapwing(s)’). Archival tags (‘geolocators’) record light intensities to determine dusk and dawn times from which geographical positions (two fixes daily) are calculated; day (night) length determines the latitude and time of local midday (midnight) the longitude (Hill ). Lapwings have been intensively ringed in many European countries for many years. Imboden (1974) undertook an extensive analysis (nicely summarized in Alerstam ) of ring recoveries collected during 1900 to 1969 from birds ringed as unfledged young and recovered within their first year of life or later. Albeit relying mainly on dead recoveries of hunted individuals, this analysis enabled the reconstruction of average seasonal movement patterns at population(s) level. It also revealed a large overlap in non-breeding locations used by lapwings originating from widely separated breeding colonies. Here, we present results from a first-time tracking study on this species by charting the year-round whereabouts of adult lapwings from a Dutch breeding colony. Some individuals were tracked for multiple years thereby providing first insights into individual consistency of migratory timing and choice of non-breeding locations. Finally, we investigate if spatial variation in non-breeding location relates to temporal variation of events at breeding area.last_img read more

Indiana Supreme Court Affirmed The Admission Of A Gun

first_img Indiana Supreme Court Affirmed The Admission Of A Gun Olivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comIn a decision reaffirming the notion that the doctrine of res gestae is defunct and is not grounds for admission of evidence, the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the admission of a gun and resulting convictions in a joint Lake County resisting law enforcement and battery trial for two defendants.After Reginald Harris refused to leave his girlfriend Summer Snow’s property, Snow called police and officer Terry Peck arrived on the scene. Peck asked Harris to get out of Snow’s car, where he had been sitting, but Harris refused, resulting in a scuffle.During the scuffle, Harris pulled Peck into the car and began hitting him, with Snow encouraging him to beat the officer up. Peck eventually handcuffed Harris and advised Snow that if she did not stop shouting at him and go inside, she would be taken to jail for disorderly conduct.Snow entered her home but soon returned, and a second scuffle ensued between her and Peck. The officer restrained Snow, and while he was handcuffing her, felt something hit his knee and boot and land on the ground. It was later discovered the object he felt was a gun.Snow was charged with two counts of Level 5 felony battery against a public safety officer and one count each of Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement and Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct. For his part, Harris was charged with Level 5 felony battery against a public safety officer and Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement.Neither defendant was charged with a gun-related offense, and they each filed a motion in limine to stop the state from referring to the gun at their joint trial. The defendants argued because Peck learned of the gun after arresting Snow, the state was speculating about the gun’s relevance, and the danger of unfair prejudice outweighed any probative value. The state, however, said Snow may have gone into her house to get the gun, making it relevant to show “some sort of aggression.”The Lake Superior Court denied the motion in limine, then allowed the admittance of the gun as evidence during trial over the objection of their joint counsel. Snow was found guilty of Level 5 felony battery against a public safety official and one count of Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement, while Harris was found guilty as charged.A divided Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the admission of the gun and their convictions, finding the weapon “explained the circumstances and context of the extended verbal and physical altercations between Snow and Officer Peck.” Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik dissented, writing the majority had affirmed the trial court under res gestae grounds for admissibility.Counsel for Snow and Harris made a similar argument during oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court in April, warning the case could allow the concept of res gestae to be reintroduced into the Indiana judiciary. But in a Thursday opinion, Chief Justice Loretta Rush wrote the concept of res gestae remains defunct and the admission of the gun in this situation was permissible under Indiana’s Rules of Evidence.The chief justice also said the court disapproved of the “inextricably bound up” standard, a concept similar to res gestae, and disagreed with the state’s reliance on that standard. Similarly, the court rejected the Court of Appeals’ reasoning that the gun was admissible because it explained the “circumstances and context” of the crimes.Rush then went on to write the trial court was within its discretion to conclude Snow’s gun tended to demonstrate an aggressive state of mind, writing the evidence allowed for the inference that Snow “could have fetched the gun while she was in her house…and that it could have emboldened her aggression.” Further, the trial court instructed the jury about when a handgun is lawfully or unlawfully carried, Rush said, so the prejudice of the gun was not outweighed by its probative value.The high court reached the same conclusion in Harris’ case, and further rejected his argument that the gun prejudiced his right to a fair trial because it was not relevant to his charges. Harris waived that argument by raising it for the first time during oral arguments, Rush said, and also by not moving for a separate trial or request a limiting instruction.The cases are Summer Snow v. State of Indiana, 45S03-1703-CR-169, and Reginald Harris v. State of Indiana, 45S03-1703-CR-172.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Mental health, discipline and guidance awareness

first_imgJanice Greenberg Dear Editor:This was a 17 year old teen who made the conscientious decision to steal an 8 year old child’s sneakers. When the teen couldn’t get the sneakers from the boy at school, the teen took it one step too far and went to the boy’s home on Nov. 14 and ultimately senselessly stabbed the younger boy’s father. Discipline and guidance must start at the home from an early age with parents and or caregivers playing an active role. Mental health awareness is very important and parents and caregivers need to be trained in how to be alert for possible emotional problems in their child/teen. This should be done through a partnership between school/law enforcement/non-profit agencies. This problem is one that transcends race, religion and income.last_img read more