Monthly Archives: February 2022

OSL Group wins “Best Logistics Company of the Year” award

Bhubaneshwar: Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) was awarded as the “Best Logistics Company of the Year” for its successful diversification into multi-logistics at the 7th edition of “East Coast Maritime Forum 2022” held in Kolkata on February 24, 2022 and arranged by EXIM India delivery times. On behalf of OSL Group, …

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Should a sex trafficking defense apply in a homicide case?

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One night in June 2018, 17-year-old Chrystul Kizer put a .38 caliber pistol in his briefcase and took an Uber from Milwaukee to Kenosha. She walked into Randall Volar’s house. She had met Volar on a sex trafficking website, and over …

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Ketanji Brown Jackson and the work of a public defender

The Supreme Court nomination of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is likely to spark a kind of grandstanding that has been deployed against both her and other former public defenders, saying she should be disqualified because her clients included very bad people. The implicit premise of these attacks is that it …

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Zelensky asks the highest court of the UN to stop the Russian invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Sunday that Ukraine had asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hold Russia accountable for its military invasion. “Ukraine has submitted its petition against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression. We …

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The Hill may be compensated and/or receive an affiliate commission if you purchase through our links. The economy is creating jobs at a remarkable rate to start 2022, presenting an array of scalable opportunities. Are you ready to enjoy it? Whether you’re looking to break into a new industry, move …

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Nigerian female directors write better stories than their male counterparts

A non-governmental organization (NGO), Girls’ Voices Initiative, said women in the Nigerian film industry struggled to compete despite telling better stories than their male counterparts. The Group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Carolyn Seaman, said so during a briefing held on Friday ahead of her Premier Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria …

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Ex-San Marcos cop fired for misconduct wants job back

Ex-San Marcos police officer facing civil lawsuit for role in fatal 2020 traffic crash asks to get his job back months after being discharged from the force. Ryan Hartman, who was a sergeant, was fired in January for what San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras described “as the result of …

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Sailor accused of setting ship on fire faces court martial

SAN DIEGO — A 20-year-old sailor will face a military trial for deliberately setting fires that destroyed a $1.2 billion warship on the San Diego waterfront in 2020, the police announced Friday. Marine. Seaman Recruit Ryan Sawyer Mays, a former deckhand on the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard, is charged …

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This group of black leaders helped shape Sonoma County. Here’s how their work lives on today.

James “Jim” Gray, 77, of Santa Rosa, said his parents, Alice and Gilbert, were part of a driving force behind the civil rights movement that unfolded in Santa Rosa, which happened in conjunction with similar activism taking shape in other parts of Sonoma County at the time. In 1960, the …

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Scott Peterson juror denies bias in 2004 trial

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The juror at the heart of convicted murderer Scott Peterson’s bid for a new trial swore Friday that she held no animosity toward him until she heard evidence that he was convicted. killed his pregnant wife in a case that drew …

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Schoolboy murder victim Dea-John Reid ran to a group chasing him, court heard

A 14-year-old boy fatally stabbed in a ‘revenge’ attack in Birmingham accidentally ran towards a group of five people stalking him, a court has heard. Birmingham Crown Court saw CCTV footage showing Dea-John Reid being chased before a 15-year-old stabbed him in the chest with a knife. Michael Shields, 36, …

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MACC freezes assets of former Astro Group CEO Rohana Rozhan after 1MDB-linked blackmail complaint

PETALING JAYA: Assets and a bank account belonging to former group chief executive of Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, Datuk Rohana Rozhan, have been frozen by anti-corruption investigators. The freezing order came as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) began investigating allegations that it received the house purchased with money from 1Malaysia …

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Akash murder trial: Psychiatrists on defendant’s insanity/sanity – court hears opposing views

Akash, who goes by only one name, pleaded not guilty to murder at the start of his trial in Auckland High Court. Photo/Michael Craig In the hours and days after schizophrenic security guard Akash stabbed his girlfriend to death, evidence suggests he dumped Gurpreet Kaur’s body in a remote area …

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Supreme Court to hear Iowa arbitration clause issue in overtime case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case in 2022 brought by an Iowa fast-food worker who claims employers have no right to force arbitration on employees after first challenging the trial in pre-trial proceedings. Taco Bell worker Robyn Morgan was part of a class action lawsuit seeking back wages …

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Cocaine importation group defendants face nearly 100 charges

Thirty-one new charges laid against accused cocaine importation group. New Zealand Herald photograph by George Heard Nine people are now facing nearly 100 charges linked to allegations by a major cocaine crime group, after 31 new charges were brought against them ahead of appearances at Christchurch District Court today. The …

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Iowa court files lawsuit against farm where Iowa teenager was murdered

The owners of a farm where a northern Iowa teenager was murdered are not responsible for failing to prevent his death, an Iowa appeals court has ruled. The lawsuit arose after the 2016 murder of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit in Emmett County. Lee Christensen, 18, was arrested and eventually convicted of …

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iA Financial Group executives honored in the Top of Quebec’s Financial Industry Leaders

QUEBEC CITYon 23 Feb. 28, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – iA Financial Group is pleased to announce that two of its senior executives have been awarded the Top of of Quebec Financial Industry Leaders, organized annually by the Finance and Investment newspaper and unveiled last night. This coveted award is intended …

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Canadian musical film Golden Lotus wins Jury Prize at London’s International Film Fest

Content of the article LONDON — On February 18, 2022, golden lotus won the prestigious Jury Prize and Best Hair & Makeup honors at Film Fest International in London, England. Golden Lotus’ two victories tied it for most awards at this year’s annual event. The feature film from an award-winning …

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Jury seated in Breonna Taylor shooting trial

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the trial of a former Kentucky police officer involved in the deadly narcotics raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. This March 13, 2020 photo provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department shows Officer Brett Hankison. …

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Florida group says valuation correct in $40 million Irma coverage lawsuit

By Eli Flesch (February 22, 2022, 8:07 PM EST) – A Florida trial court did not act improperly in ordering an appraisal before a coverage decision could be made in an insurance dispute $40 million in damages from Hurricane Irma, a civilian justice group told the state’s highest court on …

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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, blasts DOJ following guilty verdict for McMichaels and William Bryan on federal hate crimes

After a federal jury found the three men who killed her son guilty of committing suicide based on his race, Ahmaud ArberyThe mother of explains why she is angry with the Department of Justice, even though she is happy with the verdict. Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, leaves the podium …

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Judge who reduced $1.5 million jury verdict by 70% acted reasonably, appeals court says | Courts

A Jefferson County judge was correct to slash a jury award of $1.5 million to a car crash victim by 70%, the state’s second-highest court has heard. last week. Catherine Pisano, who underwent multiple medical procedures and experienced lingering pain after being rammed on Interstate 70 in 2014, asked the …

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Daytona Beach suspected serial killer back in court

A jury will soon decide the fate of a suspected serial killer in Volusia County. Lawyers for both sides presented their closing arguments in the Robert Hayes case earlier today. him as the killer of Miss Gunther, Miss Patton and Miss Green,” prosecutor Jason Lewis said. All three were killed …

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Stephen Robinson ‘ready’ for St Mirren manager job as Paisley club make quick move for Morecambe boss

It is reported that St Mirren are set to appoint Stephen Robinson as their new manager, paying a substantial fee to bring him in from Morecambe. The Paisley club are looking for a new boss after the appointment of Jim Goodwin to Aberdeen. The Saints have spoken to a number …

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Girl victim of months of physical and sexual violence, court says

The trial is taking place before Judge Russell Collins, seen in a file photo. Everyone in court is required to wear face masks. Photo/NZME A teenage girl was subjected to months of physical and sexual abuse after moving to live with her father, a court heard on Monday. The father’s …

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‘They Think They Can Do Anything’: Amazon Psychologist Describes Workplace Bullying and Discrimination | Seattle Times

An organizational psychologist formerly employed by Amazon on the management team at a Spokane fulfillment center says he was fired for exposing the bullying and inappropriate behavior of a key executive at the massive robotic warehouse. Jonathan Fahlberg, a former senior human resources business partner, says Amazon management did not …

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Legal trials: the plot dictates “the story”

During the trial of Elizabeth Holmes for criminal fraud committed while he was CEO of Theranos, every piece of evidence and argument presented served to move the trial forward. Much like a simple Hollywood movie, the trial was “plot driven”, creating a compressed, linear narrative in order to advance each …

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Las Vegas group HOPE for Prisoners appoints new center for Billy Walters

Posted on: February 19, 2022, 11:46 a.m. Last update: February 20, 2022, 12:03 p.m. Steve Bittenbender Read more A Las Vegas nonprofit that helps people get out of prison announced Friday that it will name its new facility after Billy Walters. HOPE for Prisoners, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit that helps …

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The future of black history is now with talented Supreme Court nominees

Here in Black History Month, we are presented with a controversial, race-based topic after President Joe Biden declared his intention to appoint a black woman as the next Supreme Court Justice, replacing Justice outgoing Stephen Breyer. Without context, Biden’s announcement could have been interpreted as a little condescending. At a …

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of convicted Curry Donuts thief

A Luzerne County jury’s conviction of a Philadelphia man who robbed a donut shop in Wilkes-Barre was upheld when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal. Rodney Carroll, 46, was convicted of multiple counts in the robbery of Curry Donuts on South Pennsylvania Avenue on March …

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Supreme Court gives judicial districts more control over COVID-19 precautions

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – Judges in the Idaho Administrative District will determine which COVID-19 courtroom precautions are appropriate for conditions in their parts of the state, the Supreme Court of Idaho ordered Thursday. Idaho. The new emergency order, effective Feb. 28, is the latest in a series governing state court …

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The OCP Group is launching “Factory of the Future by OCP”, an Open Innovation challenge dedicated to Industry 4.0.

Sponsored by: OCP Four major themes are concerned: Safe Operations, Smart Operations, Supply Chain and Sustainability.The four finalist start-ups will benefit from access to the experimentation and acceleration infrastructures of the OCP Group’s Innovation ecosystem to launch their Proof of Concept (POC) and …

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Man admits to being part of the Mongrel Mob group that killed another mobster

PROVIDED Codi Wilkinson was fatally attacked by fellow Mongrel Mob members in Ashhurst in September 2019. A Mongrel Mob member has admitted to being part of a group that fatally attacked another mobster and violently assaulted another gang member. Dean Arthur Alexander Jennings pleaded guilty in Wellington High Court on …

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Houston man found guilty in federal court of underage sex trafficking faces life in prison | KTVE

LAFAYETTE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, Kevondric Fezia, 26, of Houston, Tx. was convicted by a federal jury in Lafayette, Louisiana, of sex trafficking charges. On April 22, 2021, an indictment was returned by a federal grand jury charging Feiza and Calista Jenee Winfrey, 23, of Orange, …

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A Jeff Koons paint job on a BMW canvas

In the late 2000s, when artist Jeff Koons was asked to design a BMW Art Car, he considered three concepts. “I did plan A, plan B and plan C,” Mr Koons said. Since its inception in 1975, the Art Car program has commissioned top-notch artists – including Andy Warhol, Jenny …

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Hong Sang-Soo’s ‘Novelist’ Film Wins Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale

Hong Sang-soo, winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize for “Novelist’s Film”, poses with … [+] South Korean actress Kim Min-hee after the closing ceremony of the 72nd Berlinale International Film Festival. (Photo by Stéphane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) Corbis via Getty Images Hong Sang-soo The novelist’s …

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IN BRIEF | February 17, 2022 – VC Journalist

Pictured: Merideth Hart, Economic Development Manager, City of Ventura. Photo submitted. by Kimberly Riverskimberly@vcreporter.com Masking in K-12 schools is still mandatory, for now Although the state has lifted the mask mandate for those vaccinated (effective Feb. 16), the mandate is still in effect for students and staff at K-12 schools, …

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Michigan court throws out part of conviction in 2013 shooting death of Renisha McBride

DETROIT – A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a young woman on his porch will get a new sentencing hearing after the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out part of his conviction on Wednesday. The court said Ted Wafer’s constitutional rights were violated when a jury was allowed to convict …

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Black lawmaker sues anti-abortion group over racist threat

West Virginia’s only black lawmaker has filed a harassment and intimidation complaint Through JOHN RABY Associated Press February 16, 2022, 7:58 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s only black lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against an anti-abortion group, citing …

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Iowa Court of Appeals Upholds McCunn Murder Conviction | News

(Des Moines) – The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Red Oak man for first degree murder. In an opinion released Wednesday, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel upheld the District Court’s handling of the case in 2019, in which Toby McCunn was found guilty of …

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Has Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) outperformed other retail and wholesale stocks this year?

For those looking to find strong retail and wholesale stocks, it is prudent to look for group companies that outperform their peers. Has Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) been one of those stocks this year? Looking at the stock’s year-to-date performance relative to its retail and wholesale counterparts, we might be …

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Pamplin Media Group – Suspected Weil Arcade arsonist faces murder charge

Roel Leon, 34, is suspected of starting the January blaze and now faces more serious charges. The person suspected of starting the downtown Hillsboro fire that destroyed the Weil Arcade building in January has been charged with new charges following the discovery of a body inside the wreckage. Roel Leon, …

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Brazos County District Court jury convicts and punishes former Texas A&M Christian student organization leader – Reuters

Photo by Jacob Pape from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx A former leader of a Texas A&M Christian student group has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman he was dating. The Brazos County District Court jury that convicted Jacob Pape, 26, of Lubbock, sentenced him to seven years in prison. During the seven-day …

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Fired San Marcos cop who caused fatal shipwreck wants job back

Ryan Hartman, the San Marcos police sergeant who directly caused a June 2020 car crash that killed a woman, was fired from the department 19 months later because of not the collision, but the the fact that he repeatedly failed to turn over documents related to multiple investigations. That’s according …

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Product Liability Group of the Year: Greenberg Traurig

By Mike Curley (February 15, 2022, 2:04 PM EST) — Greenberg Traurig LLP landed big wins last year for CR Bard Inc. in lawsuits over its vein filters and pelvic meshes, as well as Sandoz Inc. in litigation over the chemotherapy drug Taxotere, earning it a spot among Law360’s 2021 …

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MTN Group and Huawei ADN Nominated by GSMA for GLOMO Award for “Best Network Software Breakthrough”

Recently, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) announced the list of nominees for the 27th Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards, and Huawei’s Autonomous Driving Network (ADN), developed in partnership with MTN Group, is in good standing. place on the list. The GLOMO Awards are the culmination of Mobile World …

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Crown Court trials that have been halted by the pandemic are set to resume this week

Crown Court trials which have been postponed due to rising Covid cases resume this week – with the jury sworn in for a high-profile murder case. All Crown Court trials were halted in March 2020 as the pandemic affected all but essential court cases, resuming with caution in August of …

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Union Pacific beats bandleader’s workplace injury lawsuit

By Mike Curley (February 14, 2022, 6:26 PM EST) – A federal jury in Nebraska has handed the Union Pacific Railroad Co. a victory in a lawsuit brought by one of its drivers alleging he was injured when a piece of a train he was balancing on broke beneath him. …

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Product Liability Group of the Year: Girard Sharp

By Jonathan Capriel (February 14, 2022, 2:02 PM EST) — Girard Sharp LLP helped convince a San Francisco jury that a freezer manufacturer was responsible for the implosion of a fertility clinic that lost embryos and eggs for its clients, a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that won a $15 million verdict and …

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Court events after the Parkland School shooting

On February 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz took an Uber to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a black duffel bag. : Lives Lost in Parkland School ShootingFeb. 14, 2018After arriving at school, Cruz assembled his AR-15 rifle in the stairwell and opened fire in the “freshmen building”, killing 14 students …

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Salary for top health department job increased multiple times

The state health commissioner’s annual salary was $189,000 in 2019, before the pandemic began. As of Jan. 1, 2021, the salary for the top job at the Oklahoma Health Department had risen to $335,160, according to an investigative audit report released last week. “The commissioner’s salary increased several times during …

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Appeals court overturns eavesdropping conviction of former Tehachapi resident | News

A eavesdropping conviction of former Tehachapi resident James Clinton “Clint” Davies was overturned by a Fresno appeals court on Feb. 8. Davies was found guilty on January 10, 2020 and later appealed the conviction. He was living in Tehachapi on May 7, 2019, when he requested a meeting with Police …

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North Carolina court overturns conviction for racial bias in jury selection

RALEIGH, North Carolina The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday overturned a black man’s robbery conviction, determining that prosecutors wrongly blocked a potential juror from his trial due to racial bias. The 4-3 ruling marks the first time in state history, according to court authorities, that a criminal conviction has …

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Breonna Taylor Jury Selection Reaches End of Phase 1

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys concluded their individual questioning of potential jurors Friday in the trial of a former Kentucky police officer involved in the raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. The jury panel for former officer Brett Hankison’s trial was expanded to approximately 250 …

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Alleghany County Court dismisses felony charge against dad in connection to toddler’s death

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. – A father walked out of Alleghany County Court without a conviction after a two-day retrial in connection with his son’s death. Benjamin Jacobsen has faced a felony charge after his two-year-old accidentally shot himself with Jacobsen’s gun. Tearful Harrisonburg church supporters hugged Jacobsen after leaving the …

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Plumber gets 25 years in prison for molesting toddler at work and videotaping abuse

An apprentice plumber spends many years behind bars for what a district attorney in Texas recently called “Every parent’s worst nightmare.” The judgment of February 10 condemns the apprentice to 25 years in prison for the attack on a 4-year-old girl in the family home. On August 25, 2018, apprentice …

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Diamantis’ daughter landed job as company awarded no-tender contracts

A construction management firm at the center of a federal grand jury investigation into school building grants has won two no-tender contracts worth a combined $530,000 to oversee the construction of a a new primary school in Tolland – during the same period, she took on the daughter of Constantin …

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SELECTIVE INSURANCE GROUP INC – 10-K – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Forward-looking Statements Certain statements in this report, including information incorporated by reference, are "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PSLRA"). The PSLRA provides a safe harbor under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for forward-looking statements. These …

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Religious liberty group pursues mandate to vaccinate NYC workers

A religious freedom group has filed a last-minute class action lawsuit to try to save the jobs of thousands of city workers who are set to be fired on Friday for missing a deadline to get vaccinated. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn, claims the city’s mandate …

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Competition Band of the Year: Winston & Strawn

By Matthew Perlman (February 11, 2022, 2:01 PM EST) – The antitrust and competition practice of Winston & Strawn LLP has won a historic victory for college athletes over the NCAA in the United States Supreme Court while scoring important decisions for several clients on the defense side of antitrust …

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Court plans to interview 30 more potential jurors on Friday in federal hate crimes trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – As the pool of qualified potential jurors nears the total the judge wants before moving on to the next phase of jury selection, the plan Friday is to interview 30 more potential jurors in the federal hate crimes trial of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud …

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News Digest: Job fair for teens | Grand Jury Candidacy | Pickleball and Cricket Entrance | Ride the Rails at Niles | News

Grand Jury Candidacy Recruiting is underway for openings for the upcoming 2022-23 Alameda County Civil Grand Jury, a citizen watchdog group that investigates public agencies and community entities throughout the county. “The civilian grand jury depends on and encourages the participation of a diverse group of citizens who will bring …

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jury convicts youth group leader of attempted coercion and incitement of minor | USAO-NDOK

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a leader of a religious youth group of having a sexualized relationship with a minor, U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson said. Thomas Daniel Johnson, 48, of Sand Springs, was found guilty of attempted coercion and incitement of a minor. U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier …

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Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick quits job as Sadiq Khan loses ‘trust’ in her | UK News

Dame Cressida Dick is stepping down as Met Police Chief with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying it’s clear that ‘the only way to start delivering the scale of change required is to have new leadership while high”. Mr Khan issued a ‘warning’ to the Met Police Commissioner last week after …

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The Court of Appeal upholds the conviction of the Beaumont ISD contractor

On February 9, nearly eight years after former Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) contract electrician Calvin Walker was indicted in July 2014 for crimes alleging he defrauded the district of more than a million dollars through misleading documents, fake invoices and padded work orders, an appeal The court upheld the …

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Good job, City Council | Daily Democrat

Thank you, Fort Madison City Council, for turning down HR Green’s ridiculous request. Many entrepreneurs think government entities are a breeze because it’s not their money they’re spending. If I see a council member, I’m going to shake his hand. It doesn’t mean a lot, but if everyone is thanking …

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BrewDog files complaint with BBC and Ofcom over ‘Axe Work’ documentary

BrewDog’s chief executive has revealed he is making a formal complaint to the BBC and Ofcom over the “dozens of inaccuracies and misrepresentations” in his recent documentary Disclosure. In a LinkedIn post, James Watt spoke of a ‘difficult fortnight’ after the program was released, which followed allegations of a toxic …

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Alaska’s court system faces large backlog of trials as courtrooms reopen after COVID-19 closures

Physical distancing markers are placed on the floor and plexiglass barriers are erected in a courtroom at the Nesbett Courthouse Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Anchorage. (Loren Holmes/DNA) JUNEAU — As Alaska’s court system resumes jury trials after a pandemic-imposed suspension, it faces a large backlog and is seeking additional …

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Council Member LaCava Leads San Diego Planning Group’s Reform Effort

After many years of rumblings and recommendations on reforming the community planning group, this year could be the year the city of San Diego changes the way its advisory councils work. District 1 Councilmember Joe LaCava has embarked on the process to update the San Diego City Council policy that …

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Collins Defends District Attorney’s Office and Its Work at County Supervisors’ Meeting – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sixth District Attorney Shameca Collins spoke to the Adams County Board of Supervisors Monday morning, telling them she was there to correct misinformation that she said had presented at a recent meeting. A discussion of crime at the Jan. 18 board of supervisors meeting has supervisor …

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Community Briefings: Join the Civilian Grand Jury | Job fair for teenagers | Lecture by John Muir | Leisure Fair | Deadline for the survey Downtown Danville | News

Teen job fair This year’s Tri-Valley Teen Job Fair is scheduled for next month at the Dublin Senior Center, where teens aged 14 to 19 can explore workshops and meet potential employers. Teens are encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resume for the free event, with lunch provided. Employers …

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Doctor tells court woman who stabbed her mother she may have ‘diminished liability’ defense

A DOCTOR who performed a psychiatric report on a woman who stabbed her mother to death told a jury there were potential grounds for an attenuated liability defense. But Dr Dinesh Maganty told the court that the defense of diminished liability due to Jessica Crane’s mental state would fail if …

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Indiana House speaker steps down as College Board executive

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House Republican leader has resigned from his leadership position with the organization that administers the SAT college admissions test, saying he wants to focus on his legislative duties. House Speaker Todd Huston said on Tuesday he had decided to step down as senior vice president …

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As Learning Standards Fall, National Group of Scholars Offers Civics Curriculum to Build Strong Democratic Communities » Publications » Washington Policy Center

Amid school closures, continued union dominance, critical race theory and falling learning standards, a prominent group of academics has set up a civics program to revive the teaching of history, democracy and tolerance in public schools. The new proposal is welcome news for engaged parents and citizens concerned about the …

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Encrypted messaging system used to procure gun for murder, court finds | UK News

A sophisticated encrypted telephone messaging system was used to provide a gun for one murder and to hatch a failed plot to commit another murder, an Old Bailey jury has heard during the trial of two men whose communications secrets were intercepted. The so-called EncroChat service was allegedly used to …

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Group to restore bowling alley, crucial point of Orangeburg massacre

A closed bowling alley at the center of a 1968 integration protest where state police killed three black students is being turned into a civil rights center Through MICHELLE LIU Associated Press/Report for America February 8, 2022, 8:40 a.m. • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article …

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Court sees 52 potential lawyers in US hate crime trial of Arbery killers

Atlanta, Feb 7 (Reuters) – The first round of jury selection ended on Monday evening with 52 potential lawyers being questioned in the U.S. federal hate crimes trial of the three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, a black jogger who was chased and shot while running through a predominantly …

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Ex-lawyer for Davis Polk Black says evidence warrants professional bias lawsuit

A black former associate of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP says he had evidence that could convince a jury that the company discriminated against him because of his race and hit back for his repeated complaints of bias, including qualifying him for misinterpretation, according to a case filed Monday in …

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Naderi Law Group’s Ray Naderi shortlisted for 2022 Super Lawyers list

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) February 07, 2022 Veteran lawyer Ray Naderi of Naderi Law Group was included in the 2022 Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a platform for rating outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have achieved a high degree of professional achievement and recognition by their peers. …

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Arbery killers’ unsuccessful pleas could complicate hate crime trial

By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, the men who prosecuted and killed Ahmaud Arbery have already faced serious hurdles in finding impartial jurors for their upcoming federal hate crimes trial . Now, with jury selection due to begin …

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Black FedEx Driver Says He Was Doing His Job When White Men Shot Him | News

A black FedEx driver in Mississippi was doing his job on Jan. 24 when two white men in a van allegedly chased him and fired a gun at him. He survived the assault and the suspects have been arrested. But the lawyer representing the driver, D’Monterrio Gibsonnow calls for an …

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Hollendorfer and the Stronach group ready to fight in court

The action for damages brought by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer against the Stronach Group and its subsidiary owners of Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields is set to face a jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on February 14 following a pre-trial conference scheduled for Monday. Hollendorfer was banned …

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Big job at a tough time: New Cal Fire chief talks about wildfire defense challenges

Ben Lomond’s Nate Armstrong became chief of Felton-based Cal Fire’s San Mateo-Santa Cruz County Unit in November — not even quite a year since the last embers of the CZU fire had been extinguished. Armstrong, 38, has served in many roles during his 15 years with Cal Fire, working as …

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Letter to the Editor: Band of the Year Award

A Letter to the Editor by George S. Szypulewski It’s a shame that our Moose Jaw & District Food Bank has once again been passed over by the judging panel for this year’s Group of the Year award. I won’t speak negatively about any of the nominees, they all deserved …

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Virginia Military Institute to change student-run honor court meant to expel black people more often

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Virginia Military Institute said it will modify its student-run honor court to make it fairer for cadets as part of a response to a state-ordered investigation into the racism and sexism at school. VMI detailed the reforms in a progress report on Friday, The Washington Post …

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Waffle House Shooting Trial – Penalty Stage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Short TV) – Rejecting his insanity plea, a jury found Travis Reinking guilty of four counts of first-degree murder, among several other attempted murder and weapons charges. Wearing only a jacket, Reinking opened fire on a Waffle House just outside Nashville in 2018. The sequestered jury will return …

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Hospitality sector sees strongest job growth in January

TAMPA, Fla. — The U.S. labor market received an unexpected boost in January, and the hard-hit hospitality industry is now seeing the strongest job growth. Yasmine Valencia has been in her new position as host at the Highland City Diner for six weeks. She had been looking for a full-time …

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Court-related reform is on Senator Heather Somers’ list of priorities

For weeks late last year, State Senator Heather Somers sat in the gallery of a New London courtroom as the details of a brutal triple murder case unfolded in Griswold. “I had attended trials before, but this was the first murder trial I had attended,” she said on Friday. “It …

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Danish court convicts separatist group of spying

AFP – A Danish court yesterday convicted three leaders of an Iranian Arab separatist group based in the Scandinavian country of spying on behalf of Saudi intelligence between 2012 and 2020. The three, aged 40 to 51 and one of whom is of Danish nationality, are members of the separatist …

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Activist group calls for release of body camera video in fatal Lafayette police shooting

A group of activists are calling for the release of body-worn camera footage of the fatal shooting of Tyron Coates by Lafayette police. Coates was shot dead by police on January 23. A Lafayette police officer attempted to arrest Coates, who was driving a car that had been reported stolen, …

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Thanks to a group of high school students, more FBI files on Klan violence could be released | News

Aditya Shah was a junior at Hightstown High School in New Jersey in 2015 when he and his AP Government and Politics classmates began investigating cold cases involving Ku Klux Klan killings in the South. Out of curiosity, the students filed a public records request with the help of their …

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Court Dismisses Charges Against Ex-Bank Of Oswego CEO – Finance and Banking

United States: Court dismisses charges against ex-Bank Of Oswego CEO February 04, 2022 Pryor Cashman LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Pryor Cashman is pleased to report that United States District Court Judge Michael Simon has dismissed with …

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Healthcare Group of the Year: Williams and Connolly

By Y. Peter Kang (February 3, 2022, 2:02 PM EST) – Williams & Connolly LLP won a key lawsuit for CVS in long-running class action litigation and won an appeal victory for Aetna after a court Californian issued a challenge to the company’s coverage policy, earning it a spot as …

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BMW Group France announces the first winning duo of BMW ART MAKERS, its new sponsorship program in the field of visual arts and contemporary image.

Paris. Artist Arash Hanaei and curator Morad Montazami have been named winners of the BMW ART MAKERS program. Following a call for applications, a shortlist was drawn up by the members of the jury and the BMW ART MAKERS team, after which ten artist-curator duos were interviewed by videoconference. The …

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Rape and murder cases should appear in court | Local News

A man accused of raping a child under 12 is due to stand trial later this month. Michael Rowland Hunter, 52, of Timberland Circle in Corbin, is charged with first-degree rape of a child under 12. Hunter was arrested by Laurel Sheriff officials on October 6, 2020 after an investigation …

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Marin supervisors drop proposal for sheriff’s advisory group

A proposal to create a residents’ advisory group to serve as a liaison between the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and the community was dropped by supervisors on Tuesday. The proposal was brought forward by a subcommittee of the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff’s Office in response to calls from …

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New Jersey waste management employee loses job after allegedly blasting Orthodox Jews with snow

A New Jersey Waste Management employee is out of work after allegedly posting a video where he appears to be using a snowplow truck to blow snow on two Orthodox Jews. Video of the incident posted on social media shows that the operator appears to be intentionally lowering the truck’s …

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Colona man accused of killing toddler pleads not guilty in court appearance Wednesday | Local News

A Colona man accused of killing a child in January pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to the multiple first-degree murder and aggravated battery charges he now faces. The 14-month-old girl died Sunday of injuries authorities said were caused by Rahsaan Malik Strawder, 38, of 710 4th St. on Thursday. The …

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North Carolina appellate judges overturn local court clerk’s dismissal order

RALEIGH, North Carolina A 2020 trial judge’s order removing an elected clerk from office in a central North Carolina county was overturned on Tuesday by a state appeals court, which raised questions of procedural and constitutional regarding the sanction. The three judges on the Court of Appeals panel unanimously decided …

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The climate targets monitoring group under the control of its own governance

The independent watchdog group that has become the arbiter of corporate climate action is reviewing its own governance practices, after coming under pressure as companies rush to develop net zero emissions plans. The Science Based Targets initiative has quickly become one of the most influential and trusted advisors on climate …

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How Job Jump Tilt Affects Trials

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Breathless headlines warn of the “Big resignation” or one “Apocalypse of resignationwhich will soon empty the booths across the country. As exaggerated as these reports may be, there is some truth to these warnings, and they should impact how attorneys and their clients view the depositions. …

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Masoud Shojae’s Shoma group loses key court battle against Ugo Colombo

Left to right: Masoud Shojaee of Shoma Group and Ugo Colombo of CMC Group (Shoma Group, CMC Group, iStock/Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal) A Miami-Dade judge has overturned developer Masoud Shojaee’s $10 million court victory against a subsidiary of his former joint venture partner Ugo Colombo. Miami-Dade …

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Rikki Neave’s mum tells court she was ‘horrified’ to be jailed for child cruelty

Ruth Neave (pictured in 2016) stood trial at Northampton Crown Court for the murder of Rikki in 1996 and was cleared by the jury The mother of murdered schoolboy Rikki Neave told a court today that she had used cannabis and amphetamines but was ‘horrified’ to be jailed for child …

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Alleging Harassment by BJP Men, Forest Inspector Leaves Job in Meerut

Ajit Bhadana further said that he has worked in the Forest Department for 34 years and has never been so harassed by this government as now. BJP MLA from Hastinapur Dinesh Khatik and MLA Sangeet Som from Sardhana along with their followers used to talk in a derogatory manner whenever …

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Job vacancies remained high in December despite Omicron surge

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has disrupted business and kept millions of people out of work. But in December, at least, he did little to calm the hot labor market. Employers posted 10.9 million open jobs in last month of 2021, Labor Department says said tuesday. This was up …

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