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first_imgScott Roberts for www.theindianalawyer.com FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare A man who challenged an Indiana Board of Law Examiners rule prohibiting a person “who advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or this state by force, violence or other unconstitutional or illegal means” lost Friday in the 7th Circuit of Appeals.The rule is Section 3, Rule 12 of the Indiana Rules for Admission to the Bar and the Discipline of Attorneys. The man challenging the rule is John Otrompke, who has tried on several occasions to get into the Illinois bar and failed. Illinois’ committee on character and fitness deemed Otrompke unfit to practice law, citing his failure to acknowledge on his bar and law school applications his multiple arrests and firings over the previous decade, according to the 7th Circuit decision. He sought admission by suing the state’s board of admissions in federal court and lost.Ten years later he sued again, and lost, and then appealed and lost at the 7th Circuit as the court ruled the district court had no jurisdiction to review the state supreme court’s decision rejecting his application.Now he’s seeking to have Section 3, Rule 12 enjoined because he intends to engage in “revolutionary advocacy” as he calls it, by distributing the Charter of Carnaro as well as the Communist Manifesto, and is afraid his actions will violate Rule 12(3). He argues that Indiana is violating the First Amendment by refusing to admit people to the Indiana Bar who advocate overthrow of the government.Judge Richard Posner wrote in the decision that Otrompke’s suit is premature and he lacks standing because he has not applied to the Indiana bar and has failed to show that unless he gets a judgment against Rule 12(3) his admission would be denied. “And that is highly unlikely, as we know from our previous involvement in his tempestuous relations with the Illinois bar authorities,” Posner wrote.Posner wrote that Otrompke’s past with Illinois was all the more reason for him to follow necessary procedures. “Otrompke’s baleful Illinois experience makes it imperative that he apply to the Indiana bar authorities for admission before challenging the legality of the state’s rules for admission,” he wrote.The case is John J. Otrompke v. Bradley Skolnik, Executive Director, Indiana State Board of   Law Examiners, and Greg Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana, 15-3875last_img read more


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first_imgCHESHIRE bakery Chatwins helped a pensioner who had been coming into the store for more than 80 years celebrate her 100th birthday.Chatwins of Nantwich offered Sarah Darlington a bouquet of flowers and a cake to mark the occasion. Mrs Darlington had been coming into the bakery once a week for the past 83 years for a meat and potato pie and a coffee.Her daughter Alice Baston said: “Chatwins is the best bakery. We’ve not found anywhere else that comes up to its standards. The staff are really friendly. My mum loves the pies and thinks they’re good value for money. They do nice cakes and custards too.”Chairman Edward Chatwin commented: “It’s a fabulous occasion to celebrate. She’s been coming to Chatwins for 83 years and we are very proud to have her as a customer.”last_img


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first_img Downward trend in COVID-19 cases continues in Indiana Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) The state of Indiana continues to see a downward trend with coronavirus.On Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Health updated its color-coded map, which shows where the risk of COVID spread is the worst in the state. Only five counties — Whitley, Franklin, Ohio, Gibson and Spencer — remain in the “red.” Last week, that number was 34. Most of the state is now in the “orange.” Eight counties — Elkhart, Marshall, Wells, Adams, Tippecanoe, Parke, Sullivan, and Monroe — have dropped down to the “yellow.”The health department reported 2,260 new COVID cases and 40 new COVID deaths in the state. Overall, at least 9,470 Hoosiers have died from the virus.In addition, nearly 113,000 Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated. More than 477,000 people in Indiana have received at least their first COVID shot. Facebook Previous articleButtigieg moves closer to possible Cabinet postNext articleAnother legislative debate in Indiana Statehouse over forms of cannabis Network Indiana By Network Indiana – January 27, 2021 0 180 Google+ Pinterest Twitter Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more


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first_imgToday, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced that it will honor the legendary Stevie Wonder with its inaugural “Key of Life Award” at their upcoming “I Create Music” EXPO, set to take place April 13th – 15th in Los Angeles. He will also speak as part of the keynote “I Create Music” session. The “Key of Life” Award celebrates Wonder’s incomparable, peerless contributions to the world through his music. While the award’s inaugural winner is the artist who inspired its name (Wonder’s 1976 album Songs In The Key Of Life is a universally-acclaimed classic), future recipients of the honor will include songwriters and composers who best exemplify his legacy through their commitment to ” the art form he elevated through his talent, dedication and unparalleled heart.”“Stevie Wonder has deservedly been given every award imaginable,” says ASCAP President Paul Williams, “Yet he continues to innovate and elevate the art of songwriting to the point where no honor can truly capture what he means to his creative kin at ASCAP, and to songwriters and music lovers worldwide. This award has been created as a way to honor his singularly inspirational songwriting career and to recognize his spirit in generations to come.”The 25-time Grammy winner has been an ASCAP member for most of the last half0centure, amassing more than 60 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during his time with the performing rights organization, including immortal anthems like “Superstition,” “My Cherie Amour,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” He received ASCAP’s highest individual prize, the “Founders Award,” in 1984 and was honored during the organization’s 100th birthday celebrations with a once-in-a-lifetime “Centennial Award.” Wonder has maintained a lifelong appreciation for songwriting, penning his first hit at 11 years old and working in Motown’s songwriting department while establishing himself as a performer in the mid-1960s. In recent years, Wonder has mentored a new generation of songwriters, working with fellow hit-making ASCAP members like Ariana Grande and Francis Farewell Starlite on the Golden Globe-nominated 2016 single “Faith” from the hit film Sing.A diverse group of speakers and panelists from across the music industry will join Wonder at this year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, including platinum-selling recording artist Aloe Blacc, Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child, four-time ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year Ashley Gorley, Grammy winners Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes), Brian Kennedy (Rihanna) and Malik Yusef (Kanye West, Beyoncé), and the next generation of hit songwriters, including Dave Bassett (Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s”), Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna’s “B***h Better Have My Money”), Deputy (J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only), Captain Cuts (Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance”), Sam Hollander (Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap”) and Matt Jenkins (Kenny Chesney ft. Pink’s “Setting the World on Fire”).Now in its 12th year, ASCAP’s “I Create Music” EXPO is the U.S.’s largest conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers across all musical genres. Last year’s conference was the most highly attended in EXPO history, attracting 3,000 participants from rising talents to  multiple-Grammy winners.For more information on ASCAP and the “I Create Music” EXPO and to register for this year’s conference, visit the event website.[Cover photo via Jeremy Scott]last_img read more


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first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While the business lending market is steadily growing, so is the competition for market share. With little room to differentiate products based on interest rates, according to this article, an increasing number of financial institutions have transitioned to a digital lending strategy to attract small and medium sized business. These digital transformations have helped many credit unions reduce the time and effort it takes members to secure loans, increasing not only member satisfaction, but also the profitability of the credit union’s loan portfolio. As this trend continues, incorporating a digital lending strategy at your credit union will become even more vital to remaining relevant and competitive. It’s increasingly important to get ahead of the lending curve rather than falling behind. While many community financial institutions receive higher customer satisfaction compared to both larger and specialized financial institutions, this article highlights that many of these loyal members anticipate having to leave their trusted lending partners in the future to access specialized services that fulfil the needs of their growing business. Adopting a digital strategy now can ensure your credit union is agile to meet your business borrowers’ future needs. Creating an effective digital strategy that can adapt to changing members’ needs requires staying current on emerging industry trends. You’ll have a lot of digital service options to choose from when developing your digital lending strategy. Choosing the right strategy for your credit union requires assessing your organization’s risk appetite and loan portfolio goals. Loans that are less risky like credit-line renewals are more suitable to automation and as you move along the risk spectrum, riskier loans would necessitate more hands-on attention from lending professionals. When less human time is spent handling low risk loans, more resources are available to assess riskier loans. As your credit union aggregates more data on the performance of your loan portfolio, you’ll be able to confidently increase your automation.You’ll need to build your lending expertise and ability to recognize and harness emerging trends if you want to provide a seamless lending experience for your members. At CUNA Business Lending Certification School, you’ll gain the in-depth lending knowledge you’ll need. “The presenters have many years of experience in business lending and credit union operations. The knowledge and information they provide during the program will assist commercial lending personnel to develop a commercial lending program or improve its existing program.” – Troy Bloch, CUBLP, commercial loan officer, Siouxland FCUSpecially designed as a three-year program with three consecutive levels of training, you’ll master the fundamentals to advanced business lending knowledge and skills necessary to keep your credit union relevant. You’ll cover business lending fundamentals and the best practices of top-performing commercial lending departments in your first year and in your second year, you’ll choose from the following lending specialization tracks:Business Development Officer SessionCommercial Credit Analyst SessionCredit Administration Department Administrator SessionIn your third and final year, you’ll explore in-depth topics within your specialized track as you work towards earning your Credit Union Business Lending Professional (CUBLP) designation. You’ll receive your CUBLP designation which distinguishes you as a lending expert after you complete this program. Plus, you can come back after earning your designation to expand lending knowledge in Year 2 by working on another specialization track.Start your journey towards mastering business lending and earning your CUBLP by joining us at CUNA Business Lending Certification school. Register for your spot today. last_img read more


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first_img“Hey, Siri, please apply for an Apple Card…”I (Richard) applied for and received an Apple Card in less than three minutes, all in the privacy of my own phone, inside the Apple Wallet app. Most fields were pre-populated, securely leveraging the single sign-on, multi-factor and biometric authentication functionality of Apple Pay (e.g., Face ID, Touch ID and device ID).The Apple Card raises the bar for true mobile account opening and instant issuance, a standard that no other financial institution can match. Last week, Goldman Sachs (the bank in the background) didn’t know me; yesterday, within three minutes, it extended me a generous credit limit that I could start spending immediately.Leveraging SSO access to Apple Pay credentials, Goldman now has exclusive access to billions of iPhone users. I received my Apple Cash rewards the next day after making purchases. I also have the option to pay any amount daily or the full amount early, if I wish. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


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first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Financial intuitions around the country are reporting phishing attacks on accountholders where criminals are posing as a fraud team representative from the institution.  These attacks have resulted in as much as $10,000 in losses from a single attack. Thus far, three types of attacks have been occurring:Type 1:The fraudster calls, texts, or emails the accountholder to “verify” multiple pieces of private information, so they can then pop into the account and drain it of funds. In many instances, criminals “spoof” the financial institution’s phone number so it shows up as such on the accountholder’s caller IDs. Information requested from the accountholder includes, but is not limited to:Online banking user name and passwordPIN numberSecurity codesAccount numberCard numberlast_img read more


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first_imgThe district is providing students with devices, like Chromebook computers, to use at home.  Diana Bowers, the Superintendent of Norwich schools, encourages the students who won’t be in-person to work as hard as they can this upcoming school year.  NORWICH (WBNG) — Due to New York state cutting aid to schools, the Norwich City Central School District is making some changes to their plans for reopening. Pre-K through 6th grade students have the option of doing in-person or hybrid learning. center_img “This is temporary,” Bowers said. “Seems like it’s bigger than life, but right now it’s temporary. Do your best job. Hopefully, we can get back soon.” The district announced students in grades 7 through 12 will be learning remotely entirely at the start of the school year. last_img read more


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first_img January 22, 2018 Efficiency,  Press Release,  Prison Reform,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the number of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system dropped for the fourth consecutive calendar year, according to new statistics released by the Department of Corrections (DOC).In 2017, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 49,301 to 48,438, a decrease of 863 inmates or 1.8 percent over 2016.“The 2017 calendar year reduction represents the single largest year-over-year decrease of inmate population on record,” Governor Wolf said. “I am pleased that our efforts and initiatives are making a measurable difference in improving our prison population numbers, while reducing crime, supporting those reentering our communities, and lowering costs.”After decades of growth that more than doubled the number of prisons in Pennsylvania, the inmate population has declined by 6.4 percent, or 3,319 inmates, since June 2012, allowing for the 2017 closure of SCI Pittsburgh and accompanying significant cost savings.“This latest reduction in the inmate population, combined with the crime rate decline, indicates that a broad range of bi-partisan criminal justice initiatives being undertaken across Pennsylvania are working for our citizens,” said Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. “We believe further reductions in the inmate population, lower agency costs and decreases in the crime rate, are possible moving forward as part of the consolidation with the Board of Probation and Parole and the second round of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.”Wetzel said legislation proposed under the initiative would also expand victims’ rights to require police officers to provide victim services information at the scene of a crime, require prosecutors to notify the Victim Advocate on behalf of personal injury crime victims and increase compensation for crime victims.In the decade before the first Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) began in 2012, the DOC population was increasing by an average of 1,262 inmates per year. The Justice Reinvestment Initiative is aimed at reducing the prison population through criminal justice reform and directing the savings to help counties enhance public safety which also further sustains prison population reductions.Better coordination between the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and DOC has played a key role in driving the reduction, along with the invalidation by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2015 of many mandatory minimum sentencing penalties, said Bret Bucklen, the department’s director of planning, research, and statistics.Luis Rosa, deputy secretary of reentry, credited interagency cooperation and said technology has improved parole processes.“The use of electronic information sharing, enhances our abilities to apply data driven, outcome focused principles, which are the centerpiece of evidence based practice applications,” said Rosa. “Not only was the prison population reduced, but our case management quality was improved through the use of staff reentry trainings.”Christian Stephens, deputy secretary of field supervision, said several recent initiatives have allowed field operations to safely increase the number of reentrants it can manage leading to more efficient and expedited release process.“We are utilizing proven evidence-based practices, which preserve public safety, such as lowering the caseload ratios by hiring over 150 new agents in the past 18 months, increasing use of GPS, and fully implementing the use of the contact report, which assists our agents in the prioritization of their work,” said Stephens.Among the legislative proposals under the second phase of Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI2) are the introduction of “presumptive parole,” where short-term, non-violent offenders are automatically paroled upon completion of their minimum sentence, the expansion of the State Intermediate Punishment (SIP) program, which offers shorter sentences for drug offenders, combined with substance use disorder treatment and enacting a short sanctioning option for technical parole violators, such as the Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) approach.The main driver of the population decrease in 2017 was a large reduction in parole violator admissions, which dropped by 10.2 percent in 2017, said Bucklen. And further inmate population reductions and additional cost savings are possible if the continued reforms are implemented.“If we move forward with these proposals, we are projecting a reduction of another roughly 2,500 inmates over the next 5 years, and a cost savings of approximately $91.7 million,” said Bucklen. Governor Wolf Announces Prison Inmate Population Drops for Fourth Consecutive Year After Record Reductioncenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


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first_imgThe home at 482 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe sold under the hammer.A TWO-BEDROOM cottage in need of some TLC has sold under the hammer in Redcliffe. Crown Properties marketing agent Ian McLachlan said 482 Oxley Ave was a deceased estate that attracted strong interest during the marketing campaign.Three bidders registered for the auction. “Bidding started off relatively low at $220,000,” Mr McLachlan said. “There were two people bidding against each other and the price quickly increased. “It was declared on the market at $300,000 and sold bang on that amount.” More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr McLachlan said he was seeing interest from interstate investors, as well as local buyers and people from closer to the city, who were looking for affordable property deals. “The market is really good. We’re selling a lot of stock,” he said. “People are prepared to travel now with the infrastructure here like the train line. And the lifestyle is one of the major draws.”Mr McLachlan said that in Redcliffe demand was starting to outstrip supply. “We’re seeing multiple offers on properties and people are paying full price,” he said. “We’re getting calls every second day with agents wanting to bring people through our properties because they don’t have stock. “And given the minimal stock, prices are only going to go up.”According to CoreLogic data, the median house price in Redcliffe has increased 9 per cent in the past year to sit at $425,000.last_img read more


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