Attorney General Faces Potential Suspension Of Law License

first_imgBy Emily KettererTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS –– Attorney General Curtis Hill could face a two-year suspension of his license to practice law over allegations that he drunkenly groping four women in a bar last year.The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed documents Monday calling for the suspension of Hill’s license without automatic reinstatement, stating his actions “cannot be brushed off as simply boorish behavior or overlooked as a misunderstanding of intent.”If the Supreme Court agrees and suspends Hill’s license, it would put in jeopardy not only Hill’s re-election campaign in 2020 but his ability to remain as attorney general at all. Indiana law requires that the attorney general must be “duly licensed to practice law in Indiana.”Hill has repeatedly denied the allegations and resisted calls for resignation from Republican party leaders, including Gov. Eric Holcomb.“I can’t imagine he would be able to continue as attorney general if his law license is suspended for two years,” said Allison Martin, clinical professor of law and legal ethics expert at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.The recommendation by the Disciplinary Commission comes almost two months after Hill’s four-day disciplinary hearing. The attorney general is accused of ethical violations over allegations he made unwanted contact and sexual advancements to four women––one state representative and three Statehouse staffers––at an Indianapolis bar after the end of the 2018 legislative session.The commission concluded in its report that Hill shows a “lack of remorse,” and his actions were “deliberate,” “intentional” and established “a lack of restraint.” The Commission also said in the report that the events were “not the result of a one night of overindulgence but fit into a pattern of sexually inappropriate behavior.”As attorney general, the commission stated, Hill “should be seeking to protect victims of sexual assault, not creating them or blaming them.”In response, Hill’s lawyers are calling for a dismissal of the disciplinary case, saying the party that night was crowded.“In such environments, there tends to be some degree of physical contact between individuals,” they wrote. “The amount of physical contact a particular person is comfortable with is highly variable from person to person.”Hill’s attorneys also said the commission has no reason to call for suspension because the alleged criminal contact has “nothing to do with the practice of law,” and a special prosecutor appointed to look into the case declined to file criminal charges last year.The Disciplinary Commission, though, said the allegations do reflect adversely on Hill’s “honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness of a lawyer,” and harm public perception of him.Former state Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby presided over the hearing, and she will determine a recommendation for discipline, if any, to the Indiana Supreme Court. No timeline for the Supreme Court to make its decision has been released.FOOTNOTE: Emily Ketterer is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Papadosio Celebrates “Earth Night” With Acoustic And Electric Performances [Full Videos/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Papadosio has made Earth Night an annual tradition, bringing fans together for a celebration of all things natural. This year’s main event took place at Express Live in Columbus, OH, with Papadosio headlining two nights for the occasion. After the all-instrumental “Live PA” set on night one, Papadosio brought the house down with two sets, one acoustic and one electric, on night two.Fortunately for us, the band live streamed their entire performance! Check it out in the videos below.Acoustic SetElectric SetSetlist: Papadosio’s Earth Night | Express Live | Columbus, OH | 12/17/16Set One: Oracle, Madre De Dios, Elephant I Presume, WCACB, Anima Mundi, War On War, Moon EntendreSet Two: Cue > Smile Nod XL, New Love, Frequency > Threes, CueYou can also catch a full gallery from the performance below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.last_img read more

Mavericks hope Luka Doncic injury not serious

first_imgThe Slovenian guard remained in the game but was unable to get up the final shot as the Mavericks fell to a 94-93 defeat against the Rockets.Doncic attracted three defenders and passed to Jalen Brunson, but Chris Paul came up with a game-winning block for Houston.Chris Paul gets a piece to seal the @HoustonRockets 8th win in a row! #Rockets pic.twitter.com/wyFOmz6bjz— NBA (@NBA) March 11, 2019The Mavericks slipped to 27-39 for the season and Carlisle was hopeful Doncic had not done any serious damage.”I don’t know if he banged his knee or he landed on it funny, but the hope is that it’s not serious. He did finish the game, so we’ll see. We’ll know more [on Monday],” he said.Doncic, who recorded his 17th double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds, initially said his knee was good before expanding on the situation.”I just jumped and got a rebound and I felt like a pop, so we’ll see,” he said.. @luka7doncic set a new career high with 15 rebounds and recorded his 17th double-double. We welcome in another in-state rival Tuesday night as the Spurs come to town. We’re gonna need your energy at the AAC! pic.twitter.com/znm6xuYGPl— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) March 11, 2019Despite playing through injury in the closing minutes, Doncic drew praise from Rockets duo James Harden and Paul. Luka Doncic injured his knee in the Mavericks’ loss to the Rockets on Sunday and coach Rick Carlisle hopes it isn’t serious.The Rookie of the Year front runner suffered the injury while grabbing an uncontested rebound and limped off the court for a timeout with just over four minutes left in the final quarter. “He’s great. Not only does he have the ability to score the basketball but he’s a great passer as well,” Harden said.”He uses his body very well, rebounds the ball, he does a lot of things to impact the game. With this only being his first year, he’s got a long way to go but he’s definitely having a great start.”Paul added of Doncic: “Rookie of the Year, definitely. He’s probably the front runner. Trae [Young] has been playing really well too. Both of them are great players and they will be for a long time.”last_img read more

Nominations in Donegal open for Garda Youth awards

first_imgAn Garda Síochána Donegal in association with the Joint Policing Committee launched the Donegal Garda Youth Awards on Tuesday last at the Council offices in Lifford.The presentation of the Donegal Garda Youth Awards will take place in early 2020.There are four overall awards categories: – Individual award– Group award– Special achievement award– Community Safety award (Individual or group)All categories are for young people aged between 13 and 21 years on 31 st August 2019. The nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award.This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.Each Garda Division in the country will nominate one winner in each of the above four categories, to represent their Division at the National Youth Awards which will take place in Spring 2020. The nomination forms are now available from any Garda Station in the Donegal Garda Division, and also online on the Joint Policing Committee Website at donegalcoco.ie/JPCNomination forms can be submitted by post to the Chief Superintendents Office, Donegal Garda National Youth Awards, Letterkenny Garda Station, New Line Road, Co. Donegal F92 PC03.Completed forms can also be emailed to [email protected] in Donegal open for Garda Youth awards was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stam disappointed after Reading’s loss at QPR

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesReading boss Jaap Stam insisted his side are not suffering a play-off hangover after their season started with a 2-0 defeat at QPR. It was a miserable afternoon for last term’s beaten play-off finalists, who had Tiago Iloro sent off and saw summer signing Jon Dadi Bodvarsson go off with a knee injury in the second half.Conor Washington scored both Rangers’ goals, heading in from close range on 22 minutes and slotting home a penalty 14 minutes into the second half after Iloro had been red-carded for fouling Pawel Wszolek in the box.“The players need to be up for it again and they are,” said Stam.“The play-offs is an easy excuse. It needs to be an inspiration for the players – and it is.“You have to want to be in that position again and we do. To do well you have to work hard and have some pain at certain times.“We just didn’t play well. We knew QPR were going to play a certain way to stop us getting opportunities and they did that very well.“The sending-off was obviously a turning point but at 1-0 we had chances and didn’t take them.“We were not good enough and if you don’t do what you need to and bring a certain level of aggressiveness you are not going to beat teams.”However, Stam did feel that play should have been stopped in the build up to Iloro conceding the all-important penalty as Bodvarsson lay injured.The Dutchman said: “I think play should have been stopped. Bodvarsson was on the floor and he was screaming with his knee.“Then, after that, there were a couple of times when someone was down and the game was stopped.”See also:Two for Washington as QPR beat ReadingHolloway: QPR’s pressing style is here to stayQPR v Reading player ratingsHolloway explains Manning’s absence for QPR’s win Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ten years ago, when Curry was a rookie, the Warriors were an equally injured mess

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.NEW ORLEANS — As Stephen Curry addressed the media with an amalgamation of bandages and braces around his hand, he recalled his rookie season, when he led an injury-plagued, 26-win Warriors team in minutes.“I think it’s the best thing in the world for a young player to come in and get the opportunity to just play every single night,” Curry said. “You learn so much through these experiences. Especially when I was a …last_img read more

The Greatest Threat to Your Sales Results

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Your strategy for acquiring new clients is not very likely to be the difference between your results and the results you need. Your sales process and your sales methodologies are almost certainly up to the task of acquiring new clients.Your product, service, or solution is also not what is hindering your sales results. There are an immeasurable number of poor products that sell relatively well, as well as commodities with zero differentiation with revenue in the billions of dollars. The same is true of your service or your solution.No doubt that one obstacle might be your salesforce. There are only four challenges a sales organization faces here, too little activity, too little effectiveness, both of the preceding two, and poor leadership. And since the first three are all a result of the final factor, that makes lack of leadership the greatest threat to your sales results.Specifically, the greatest threat to your sales results is some combination of the first two factors, enabled by the final factor.If there is one thing I would indict sales leaders for, it would be for allowing apathy, complacency, and the lack of real effort against the tasks of creating new opportunities and winning those new opportunities. Creating and winning new opportunities are the outcomes a sales leader and their sales force is responsible for producing.Selling is not a passive, reactive endeavor. It requires a proactive approach, one based on effective activity designed to produce the outcomes necessary for growth. When a sales force is allowed to sit in a passive, reactive posture, waiting for marketing to produce leads, and waiting for clients to respond to automated messaging, and spending more time in software designed to help with the sales process rather than being face to face with their prospective clients, it is a failure of leadership.No one wants to be a micromanager. And no one wants to be micromanaged. As a leader, however, you are responsible for setting the priorities, setting the goals, and ensuring that the resources provided to you are applied against those priorities. When some of those resources, including the human resources, decide to spend their time and energy on things different from the priorities, it is not micromanaging to require that time and energy be shifted to what’s most important.Recently, I learned that there is no word for accountability in Spanish. The word is consistently used here in the United States, but it’s hard to recognize the definition of the word from the actions of those who are responsible for ensuring accountability. The greatest threat to your sales results now is a lack of leadership that allows salespeople to spend their time and energy on things outside of creating, winning, and serving their clients.Everything is important. But not everything can be most important. There is no way to generate the results you are capable of without doing the work necessary.last_img read more

Jimmy Alapag named new Alab Pilipinas head coach

first_imgView comments MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The 39-year-old legend has taken over the lead mentor job while Mac Cuan slides into the role of assistant for Alab’s second season. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding But the 2011 PBA Most Valuable Player is no stranger to being the captain, leading TNT to six championships while also being a key figure in the national team.“We signed Jimmy because we know he can help transform the team. He has been helping lots of young players about good work ethic. That’s what he’ll bring to the team. We’re very happy that he’ll finally be a head coach,” said team owner Charlie Dy.Alapag shared that he’s excited to embark on this new chapter  and he hopes to pass forward the lessons he’s learned from his past mentors.“I’ve been very, very fortunate in my career to play for different coaches – coach Chot (Reyes), coach Norman (Black), coach Derrick (Pumaren), even coach Tim (Cone) when he was helping Gilas. We’re talking about some Hall of Fame-level coaches. I’d like to get bits and pieces from those guys. I wanna encourage our guys to come in and get ready to work,” he said.Alapag said the team won’t settle for anything less this coming season after Alab finished third in the ABL last year.“I think going into second season, the goal is to compete for the championship. Last year, they were really close to being in the Finals. Hopefully this season, we’ll get there and bring the first championship for Alab,” he said.Alapag will have Cuan and Paolo Rivero in his coaching staff.As for the players, Dy said that the management is working doubly hard  to bring back 2017 ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and national team guard Kiefer Ravena.“We’re trying to keep Ray and Kiefer, definitely. People will just have to wait for the next two weeks,” the team executive said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next [email protected] announces the signing ✍️ of @JAlapag3 as Head Coach for the upcoming ABL season.pic.twitter.com/yjMZc1S1nH— ABL (@aseanbasketball) August 12, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWinner in every level he’s been in, Jimmy Alapag will take that champion mentality as the head coach of Alab Pilipinas this upcoming 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “It has a new ring to it. It’s really an exciting opportunity and I’m just really thankful for Alab for bringing me on,” said Alapag on Saturday when Alab Pilipinas made his signing official.Bagong laban, bagong #pALABan! ALAB PILIPINAS welcomes new Head Coach JIMMY “The Mighty Mouse” ALAPAG! 🔥🔥🔥 Official signing in a bit! pic.twitter.com/zwGWzxn8DZ— Alab Pilipinas (@AlabPilipinas) August 12, 2017This will be a brand new challenge for Alapag, who previously worked as an assistant coach for Gilas Pilipinas and Meralco Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES San Beda loss woke up Letran, says Quinto LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Northern lights in Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgOne of the best months to visit Srinagar is during April when the Tulip Garden is a riot of coloursAs per lore, there are two types of travellers to Kashmir those who have done the Manali-Leh-Srinagar-Jammu road route, and those who have not. If you haven’t attempted it yet, pick up that rucksack and get going, because from the spellbinding valley of Kashmir to the cold desert of Ladakh and on to the hills of Jammu, it’s a heady mix of terrain offering new experiences at every bend.New ConnectionsThe gleaming red and blue Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit passes 13 stations across KashmirThe landscape I was transfixed by had distinct colour spectrums. It began with the brilliant blue of the sky, followed by a magnetic white of snow-clad mountains and in the foreground was the yellow of mustard blossoms. I was at a hamlet a l-ittle ahead of Budgam. Around me were excited children, their pretty mothers, and a few men in grey pherans trying hard to look impassive. Quite soon there was a whizzing sound at a distance and within minutes a reddish-blue streak blazed past us. The children squealed, waving at it animatedly. Their shy mothers joined in as well and the up-till-now expressionless faces of the men reflected enthusiasm. Till a few months back they would have called it ‘red snake’ or ‘long bus’. Now accustomed to it, they proudly pointed out to the valley’s first train as it raced past their homes. The thrill the train generates continues to resonate as it chugs through the chinars from Baramulla to Qazigund, connecting north Kashmir with its southern tip. The rail-route was made operational in parts, with the entire 119-km section becoming fully functional in October last year, unfurling a whole new dimension of travel in the valley.On board the gleaming red and blue Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit (DEMU), the Indian Railways has introduced a public address system that announces the approaching station and there’s internal heating too. It takes about two hours to cover the entire distance-dotted with 13 stations aesthetically dressed in local architecture-in the comfortable chair car. In winters, when snow blocks all surface routes, there is no better option than the train for touring the valley as its snow-cutting cattle guard clears tracks as it moves ensuring you don’t have to postpone plans for a white holiday.Helicopter rides to Vaishno Devi are an easy and quick option for pilgrimsUp till now the only way Jammu was linked with Kashmir was via the Jawahar Tunnel on NH 1A. Recently, the much-awaited Mughal Road was thrown open for light vehicular movement. This centuries old route that traverses mountains over 11,000 ft connects Bafliaz-Poonch in the Jammu region with Shopian district in the Kashmir valley. It’s a fair weather road and will remain inoperative in winters, but summers should see a rush descend here to experience a drive on a historic path.Even though most travellers still prefer the road adventure, some pilgrims have been giving the traditional trek to Jammu’s holiest shrine a miss, and hopping on to the fastest mode of travel to visit Vaishno Devi. The option of helicopter tours allows devotees to make a flying visit, literally, to the goddesses’ abode and be back to base in matter of hours after seeking blessings. Certainly, gone are the days when pilgrimage was all about an arduous journey!Festive TreatSnow cycling is a popular sport during the Gulmarg Snow FestivalThe State makes for innumerable pretty postcard shots, yet if a spot had to be ranked among the 100 must-see in your lifetime, that honour goes to the Dal Lake, which remains spellbinding. But what comes close is Gulmarg in the winters, when every inch is covered in snow. The best way to witness this heaven is by taking part in the Gulmarg Snow Festival organised by J&K Tourism. Taking place in December, this officially starts the winter sports of the season. Gulmarg is among the best places for skiing in the country and the snow festival has a variety of winter sports like snow baseball, rugby, snow cycling, night skiing and ice skating. But since the past two years giving a tough competition to it is the country’s first tulip garden-Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. During its season, from March to April, it’s a riot of colour with over 1.2 million tulips of 70 varieties greeting visitors. A Tulip Festival is held to mark the blooming spell and a slice of Kashmiri culture is on view then. Inspired by the enthusiastic tourist response to tulips, another floral paradise got due recognition with the introduction of the Saffron Festival on the events calendar last year. Held in the backdrop of the picturesque lilac fields at Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the visitor learns the art of picking the saffron flower from farmers besides getting to savour zafran-flavoured fare. The flowering season is from end of October to beginning November.Swinging at the GreensBattery-operated vehicles are used at Dachigam National ParkThere is no better way to enjoy the charms of this picturesque State than a game of golf. Kashmir is home to some of the best golf courses in the country-Gulmarg Golf Club in Gulmarg, Kashmir Golf Club and Royal Spring Golf Course in Srinagar. Now golf tourism is being promoted in a big way by hosting many golf tournaments here. The peak season for golf in Kashmir is from April to November when the weather is perfect for this game.Friends of NatureThe road from Manali to Leh offers stunning landscapesDuring a recent trip, as I moved from one geographical spectacle to another, sipping butter tea, savouring the subtlety of zafran kehva or letting robust masala chai warm me, I noticed a silent revolution across the State. Unanimous in essence, its colour was ‘green’, and not what you suspected. With a view to resurrecting the region’s ecology, eco initiatives are being given a boost. At Dachigam National Park, near Srinagar, it’s battery-operated vehicles that ferry you around the park as you try your luck at spotting the hangul. In Katra the prasad you buy at ‘Bhaint’ shops to offer Ma Vaishno Devi is no longer handed over in plastic bags but is neatly packed in jute bags; and in Leh, you can check-in at the State’s first ecotel, Poplar Eco Resort, built with mud and wood, in the traditional Ladakhi way.A homestay in Ladakh is a wonderful way to experience the local cultureLadakh homestays is also an eco-project to aid the conservation of the snow leopard. The incentive of income generated through homestays–in Hemis, Sham, Zanskar and Lungnak-leads to the whole-hearted involvement of the local community in protection of wildlife. Also part of the programme is the option of alluring snow leopard treks conducted by local naturalists.Getting NostalgicSmiling women from LadakhIt needed a regrettably hostile conflict to make seldom heard Drass, Batalik, Turtuk part of popular parlance, and open up new areas for travel. The Drass War Memorial, off the Leh-Srinagar highway is a tribute set amidst viewing distance of combat indicators such as Tiger Hill and Tololing. The memorial is inscribed with names of martyrs, and as personnel on duty narrate incidents of their bravery, it’s hard not to get moist-eyed.These experiences are overwhelming, just as a lot else is in this State, each being singular and special in personality.advertisementadvertisement Fact fileDiesel Electrical Multiple Unit Bookings for the train can be done at nr.indian.gov.inMughal Road Mughal Road is 84 km long and stretches between Bafliaz town in Poonch district to Shupiyan in Pulwama districtadvertisementVaishno Devi helicopter tours Visit www.vaishno-devi.com for fares and timingsGulmarg Snow Festival To be held from December 24 to 26 2010Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden Located at the foothills of Zabarwan hills in SrinagarTulip festival To be held in April 2010. For details contact Jammu and Kashmir Tourism; tel: (0194) 245 2691Saffron Festival To be held in October 2010Dachigam National Park 22 km from SrinagarPoplar Eco-Resort Shenam Fort Road, Leh; tel: (01982) 253 518; www.poplar-ecoresort.comLadakh homestays Snow Leopard Conservancy, India Trust, Shangara House, Main Tukcha Road, Leh; tel: (01982) 250 953Snow leopard treks Ultimate Destination, Gangba Complex, Changsa Road, Leh; tel: (0) 99069 79464The Drass War Memorial, off the Leh-Srinagar highway sees many visitors through the yearDrass War Memorial 4 km from Drass, off the Leh-Srinagar highwaylast_img read more

Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The national capital on Saturday woke up to a pleasant morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, the weather office said. “Shallow fog enveloped the city in the morning. The day is expected to remain clear with no chances of rainfall,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS. The humidity at 8.30 a.m was recorded 79 per cent. The day’s maximum temperature is expected to hover around 26 degree Celsius. Friday’s maximum temperature settled at 26.5 degree Celsius, two notches above the season’s average while the minimum was 10.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal.last_img read more