FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Last Class Graduates From Indiana Tech Law SchoolMarilyn Odendahl for www.theindianalawyer.comWaiting for graduation ceremonies to begin Saturday morning, Philip Davis summed up his place in the university’s history — at age 60, he is the oldest student who has ever graduated and ever will graduate from Indiana Tech Law School.Davis is a member of the law school’s Class of 2017, which is the second and the last class to complete their studies at the Fort Wayne’s Indiana Institute of Technology. In October 2016, Indiana Tech president Arthur Snyder made the surprise announcement that the law school would be closing at the end of June 2017. He cited the school’s $20 million loss in operating expenses and the expected low enrollments as reasons for discontinuing the legal education program.The decision shocked and angered students and has left lingering resentment. Of the 21 students receiving J.D. degrees, only five attended the university-wide commencement Saturday at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.According to Davis, some of his classmates opted to stay away because they did not want walk across the commencement stage and have to shake Snyder’s hand.The class did have a private hooding ceremony the evening of May 12 at the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne since some did not want to include the university in their celebration. About 17 graduates attended the event with their families and received their degrees from law school dean Charles Cercone and associate dean Charles MacLean.“That was basically our ceremony which was very meaningful and important because we had stuck together and gotten through this process,” Davis said.Waiting for the main commencement exercises to begin, Davis and his four classmates stood apart in the sea of black caps and gowns. They were clustered under the sign designating where the law school graduates should stand and talked quietly amongst themselves.Snyder presided over the 96th Indiana Tech graduation and his last as the leader of the university. Despite criticism for opening a law school in 2013, a time when lawyers were struggling to find J.D.-required jobs, Snyder championed the new venture. His retirement coincides with the school’s closure.The law school graduates were among the first to enter the arena, taking seats near the commencement stage. As Cercone called their names, they walked across the stage, had the hood placed on their shoulders and proceeded back to their chairs. No mention was made that they were members of the final law school class.Noah Moore, who relocated from Jackson, Mississippi, to attend Indiana Tech Law School, called the graduation day bittersweet.“We put in a lot of hard work,” Moore said of the Class of 2017. “That’s what actually makes (this day) bittersweet and kind of has me upset. Our hard work can’t be overlooked.”He and his classmates started in August 2014, just a few months after the law school’s founding dean, Peter Alexander, abruptly left. The program then failed in its first attempt to gain accreditation from the American Bar Association but was successful on the second try, getting notice it had provisional accreditation shortly before the inaugural class graduated in May 2016.Bad news came again when only three graduates passed the July bar exam and, not long after that, university board of trustees decided to close the law school.Moore thought about transferring, even though it would have meant repeating his second year. He talked to his family who encouraged him to stay, reminding him of the work he had done and how much he had changed.After the closure announcement, he had to push himself even more.“I think we got support from the dean and the faculty but once we started going downhill, everything was in shambles and everyone was in a frenzy,” Moore said. “But I took it upon myself to just channel what I needed to do to move forward.”Davis also noted the changes that came immediately after the university decided to shutter the law school. Support staff were pulled, at least one class had to be cut, an academic conference was cancelled and the occasional pizzas with the dean were stopped. In fact, the day after the announcement, students noticed people walking around the hallways and classrooms with clipboards and tape measures, evaluating how to repurpose the building.A final insult came on graduation day when Davis noticed his first name was misspelled in the commencement program.“I’ve got to believe that that’s the kind of thing that would have been caught if we’d had proper support staff,” he said.Following the commencement ceremony as graduates and their families flooded the lawn outside the coliseum, trading hugs and taking photos, the law school building on the edge of campus was silent. The parking lot was empty, the doors were locked and the windows were dark. Inside the main entrance, the grandfather clock, given to the school by the inaugural graduating class, stood against the wall.Davis, a real estate broker before he pursued a J.D. degree, plans to stay in Fort Wayne and practice real estate and business law. He described the education at Indiana Tech as a mixed bag. The experiential learning activities were great but, having done some pro se work, he said at one point he had more Indiana trial experience than the entire faculty at the school.“There’s been great instruction and then there’s been instruction that hasn’t been maybe what we needed to get,” Davis said.Moore plans to move to Georgia, where he has family, and look to begin his career in either the district attorney’s office or the public defender agency. During his studies, he completed externships with the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders’ office.“It was very difficult,” Moore said of his tenure at Indiana Tech. “It was a very emotional time but I kind of took the attitude of a lawyer that you’re going to encounter certain hardships, certain obstacles on your journey. With that in mind, I just decided to move forward.”
This weekend, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners have a two-night run at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California on Saturday and Sunday nights, with 7 Come 11 as opening support. They have just added Grateful Dead guitarist (and Sweetwater Music Hall owner) Bob Weir to the Sunday show as the special guest. Tickets are still available on the event website.The last time that George Porter Jr. and Bob Weir collaborated was with Dead & Company at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center on February 25th, 2018. The funk pioneer and bonafide Crescent City icon provided a sturdy foundation for a spot-on rendition of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning”, even playfully growling his way through his portion of the lyrics. Porter’s magnetic playing eventually drew in Mayer, who went to toe-to-toe with the New Orleans bass master during his solo—a move the pair would repeat with the “Bertha” and “Sugaree” that followed. Watch the fan-shot video highlights below.Dead & Company w/ George Porter Jr. – “Smokestack Lightning”[Video: btragal]Dead & Company w/ George Porter Jr. – “Bertha”[Video: btragal]Dead & Company w/ George Porter Jr. – “Sugaree”
Problem-Solving Is Part of Your DNA – and MineConfession time – it’s probably the engineer in me but I love problem-solving. I guess that means that we share something in common as your job, as an OEM provider, is to design vertical solutions to meet your customers’ challenges. As the head of the Global Product Engineering Group for Dell EMC OEM Solutions, I have a similar mission. The good news is that we can put our problem-solving heads together!Dell EMC OEM can help you address your customers’ needs with our standards-based, Tier 1 solutions that can be customized to meet specific customer requirements. True to my engineering form, let me start by asking you a few leading questions.Questions and Ultimately AnswersAre you creating solutions outside of the traditional data center? Do your customers need to access applications and data anytime, anywhere?Do you need to build solutions that can stand up to any challenge? Maybe you have unique challenges – for example, are your solutions operating in environments that are dusty, dirty, have extreme temperatures, are at high elevations or are at risk of shock and vibrations?Maybe you specialize in designing solutions for aerospace, defense, marine, oil and gas exploration, industrial automation, healthcare, telecommunications or transportation. Perhaps your customers include police forces, security, first-time responders or those who work in disaster zones? Do you need to comply with industry-specific certifications, such as MIL-STD-810G or MIL-S-901D? OK, enough questions – time for some answers! Put Some Rugged in Your SolutionIf you have said yes to any of these questions, you will most definitely be interested in our hardened and fully rugged solutions, which include servers, laptops, desktops and tablets. Our end-to-end, rugged ecosystem offers performance, durability and reliability in any environment with proven hardware platforms, ruggedized features with the reassurance of Dell EMC limited hardware warranty and global support.Welcome to the Latest Toughie: The PowerEdge XR2Our latest addition to the rugged line-up is the small but mighty 14th generation PowerEdge XR2, which is ideal for all sorts of tough conditions, including military vehicles and weapons, mobile C3 and C5ISTAR applications, in-vehicle command and control, deployable solutions and transit case. But, don’t just take my word for it – this is what some of our customers had to say about its predecessor, the PowerEdge R420xr. Remember with 14G, you can expect more of the same – only better with enhanced performance, security and systems management features.Oil and GasAn energy services company built a satellite communications solution for drilling firms in remote harsh environments. These satcom installations were critical for numerous types of communications back to control and command centers.The PowerEdge was chosen to cope with severe environmental requirements with the customer saying that it provided ‘outstanding quality’ in the field. Prior to choosing Dell EMC, the energy services supplier’s solution was with a white box provider that had suffered outages because of jarring transportation, dust and extreme temperatures.Military and DefenseA military solution provider was interested in developing an offering as part of a mobile command center application for use in military field operations. They required a combination of compute, storage and networking that could handle tremendous dust ingress, shock and vibration resistance plus extreme temperature ranges.The winning solution also required long product life-cycles. Partnering with Dell EMC OEM Solutions, the defense industry contractor successfully delivered a rugged PowerEdge-based design. Meeting Customers’ ExpectationsThe bottom line is that when your customers build solutions for extreme or non-traditional environments, the onus is on you to deliver. Working with us, you can create connected, secure, rugged solutions that can withstand extreme heat, dust plus the shock and vibration of factory floors, construction sites, mobile command centers and other challenging environments.I believe that the new PowerEdge XR2 is the perfect building block for your rugged OEM solutions, and would love to hear your reactions and questions.Want to learn more? Visit DellEMC.COM/XR2 for all the latest information. To learn more about Dell EMC OEM Solutions, visit: www.dellemc.com/oemKeep in touch. Follow @DellOEM on Twitter, and join our LinkedIn OEM Showcase page here.
By Dialogo August 26, 2011 Authorities rounded up nearly 120 people in Trinidad and Tobago after imposing emergency rule on the oil-rich Caribbean nation this week to halt a spike in violent crime. Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs said 117 criminal suspects were detained, including at least 56 purported gang members on charges ranging from drug possession and trafficking to illegal weapons possession. They were arrested under the limited state of emergency announced by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, which gave the police and military broad powers to conduct search and seizure operations and make arrests. The provisional suspension of some constitutional guarantees came in response to a spate of murders blamed on the drug trade and turf wars over smuggling routes through Trinidad and Tobago, which is a trans-shipment point for South American cocaine headed to Europe and the United States. The twin-island southern Caribbean country, which is a leading supplier of liquefied natural gas to the United States, has faced a growing threat from heavily armed street gangs. Attorney General Anand Ramlogan urged gang members to lay down their arms and get on the right side of the law. Despite potential reprisals, he suggested they help police uncover drug and weapons caches. “If you share with us, information on a gang, not only will you be able to come out of that gang but we can snuff out the lifeblood and very existence of gangs so that you can be able to have a life of your own,” Ramlogan told a news conference on August 24. Authorities last imposed a state of emergency in Trinidad and Tobago in July 1990 when members of a local extremist Muslim group, Jamaat al Muslimeen, attempted a coup.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derik Krauss Derik is a cofounder of BloomCU, an award-winning website design agency for credit unions. His agency’s design work has received recognition from CUNA (Diamond Award), TheFinancialBrand.com, and others. He … Web: bloomCU.com Details No, it’s not the answer to the question, “What’s my routing number?” In fact, it’s not a frequently asked question at all. It’s a question people ask silently and you’ve probably never received an inquiry about it.When it comes to financial products and services, consumers have lots of options. Personally, I use at least 12 different companies for my financial needs. Some I use for convenience, others for a great rate, and still others for specific functionality. Here they are:Evansville Teachers FCU (ETFCU)I became a member of ETFCU because their Vertical Checking account offers 3% APY on balances up to $20,000, which is one of the best savings rates I could find anywhere. Sadly, it’s been really hard to transfer money into the checking account, so I haven’t got much use out of it yet.VenmoVenmo is one of the easiest ways to transfer money to peers. I use it occasionally.PayPalPayPal is one of the easiest ways to pay for things online and I use it frequently.Wells FargoI’ve had accounts with Wells Fargo since I was 18 years old. When I left home for college, I asked my dad where I should open a bank account and he told me to go to Wells Fargo. So I did, and I’ve had accounts there ever since. Their rates are terrible, but they have pretty good digital services, especially with their recent design upgrades. Also, I appreciate that they call me if a suspicious transaction shows up on my account and I usually get good service when I call in for help.Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)I opened a savings account with CIBC because they offer the best rate I could find for a standard savings account. Sadly, I’ve run into the same issue with CIBC as I have with ETFCU: it’s been really hard to transfer funds into the account, so I haven’t got much use out of it yet.VanguardI opened a Roth IRA with Vanguard because a college professor recommended Vanguard years ago. I actually don’t like Vanguard very much because their online money management software isn’t intuitive and it’s hard to use, but my money is already there and I haven’t wanted to deal with moving it.GeicoMy wife and I buy car insurance from Geico because “15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.” (Oh, and because they have cavemen and a talking gecko.)AlbertAlbert is an app that helps me track my income and expenses. It’s like Mint, but I find Albert more useful because it’s simpler. I don’t use this app as often as I should, but even without active use it automatically saves money for me, which is cool. It takes small amounts of money from my checking account here and there and stashes it away into an “Albert Savings” account that pays a 1% “bonus” on my balance.ChaseInitially, my wife and I used a credit card from Chase for most purchases because we got 1% cash back. Then, cards with 1.5% cash back started coming out, so we got one of those from Wells Fargo. But we still use our Chase card on Amazon because we get 5% back on all Amazon purchases.TurboTaxI hate taxes, but love TurboTax. Filling out tax forms is daunting, but TurboTax makes it easy because they baby-step me through the whole process.CoinbaseI own a modest amount of Bitcoin, which I bought through and store on Coinbase. Apple PayI love Apple Pay and use it whenever I can. There is nothing easier than using my thumbprint to pay for a Jimmy John’s sandwich. With so many options, the question is, “Why should I bank with you?” I talk with a lot of credit unions about website design and this is one of the first questions I ask. Unfortunately, many credit unions don’t have a compelling answer. Yet, the answer to this question is the most important thing to emphasize in a credit union website design.How to Develop an AnswerIn his bestseller “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” renowned Harvard professor Clayton Christensen postulates that people buy products based on the criteria of functionality, reliability, convenience, and price. (Note: He also says that buyers care most about functionality, more about reliability than convenience, and more about convenience than price.) If you look again at the products and services I’m using, you’ll see that each one satisfies at least one of Christensen’s four criteria. Examples:I’m using Coinbase for its functionality because they deal in Bitcoin, unlike most financial institutions.I’m using Wells Fargo because I’ve found them to be reliable.I’m using Venmo because it’s very convenient.I’m using ETFCU because their rate is awesome (price).DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 23JAN13 – Clayton Christensen, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, USA concentrates during the televised session ‘Leading through Adversity – Improving Decision-Making’ at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2013.Copyright by World Economic Forumswiss-image.ch/Photo Remy SteineggerClayton Christensen at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in 2013When thinking about the competitive advantage of your credit union, Christensen’s theory can be a helpful model. Consider the following questions in terms of functionality, reliability, convenience, and price.What are you the best in the world at?Why should I bank with you as opposed to any other financial institution?How would I benefit from banking with you?These are tough questions, but if you can develop sound answers then you’ll have a powerful message and brand strategy. But then comes an even harder part: actually executing on that strategy. Aligning an entire organization behind a single vision might feel like passing an act of congress, but the results will be worth it. A Word of CautionSome organizations are built around a single product or service (e.g., Venmo), but credit unions are built to be full-service financial institutions, not one-hit wonders. That means success won’t come from just one compelling product—such as one great rate on one product. Rather, your entire brand and all your products and services need to revolve around your competitive advantages. Great Examples of Brand FocusA great example of brand focus is NW Preferred FCU. Their entire organization revolves around helping insurance agents grow their businesses, and that message is front-and-center on their credit union website design. They offer a functional advantage because their loan products are specific to insurance agencies.The homepage of NW Preferred’s credit union website designAnother great example is Stephen Hawking, which is why he’s on the cover of this article. ALS ravaged his body, but he focused on his strengths, and despite his physical handicap he excelled at physics and received world renown. Similarly, your credit union doesn’t have to be great at everything, just something.Get StartedSo, why should I bank with you? Answer the questions above and you’ll be on your way to a captivating brand message. And if you’re thinking about getting a new website, answer the questions in this Strategy Guide and apply what you learn to your new credit union website design.As I said above, these are tough questions to answer, but they can transform your credit union and how you communicate with consumers.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWriter has no right to discuss abortionDear Mr. Wendell Neugebauer, regarding your Oct. 21 letter (“Abortion in U.S. is its own holocaust”), until a baby can come out of a man’s body, an opinion on abortion shouldn’t come out of his mouth.Diane Sanders HombachSchenectadyStefanik will be left with Trump’s stainElise Stefanik, R, NY-21, is probably looking forward to many years of public service.These dreams, however, may be destroyed by the stain of Donald Trump.Since Ms. Stefanik supports Donald Trump, it is reasonable to ask if Donald Trump’s values are also her values.Does Ms. Stefanik believe that the Western alliance that has protected us for the past 64 years should be broken up to appease Vladimir Putin?Does she believe it is “disgusting” that we have a free press, or that our president should use X-rated language that is not suitable for children to hear, or encourage supporters to violently attack people who do not agree with him, or lie so often that it is impossible to tell when he might be telling the truth, or make domestic and foreign policy based on what is best for his own financial or political interest rather than the best interests of the country, or withhold aid to a foreign country if they do not agree to fabricate evidence on his political opponents, or show favoritism to people who stay at his hotels?Does Ms. Stefanik believe that members of her own party who question the behavior of Mr. Trump are “human scum?”These are the values that the voters will associate with Ms. Stefanik long past the time when Donald Trump leaves office, unless she demonstrates that her values are not the values of the immoral person she continues to support.Victor RobertsBurnt HillsMotorists must be considerate of othersThere are two letters to the editor that I feel I must address. The first was an angry diatribe about cyclists on the road written by Brian Pelletier on Oct. 19 (“Cyclists don’t belong on roads with cars”) and the second a prosy rebuttal written by John Murphy on Oct. 24 (“Cyclists are entitled to share in freedom.”)Way back when I was in school, we were taught how to share the roads with cars, bicycles, walkers and joggers. And currently, there is a New York state initiative to “Share the road.”I was taught that cyclists have a narrow and oftentimes hazardous shoulder to ride on and that cyclists must ride with traffic.This was done so that in the event of an accident, the injuries could be less, as the impact was less if they were going in the same direction as motor vehicles.And I was taught that depending on a municipality’s vehicle and traffic code, only cyclists under the age of 15 could ride their bikes on a sidewalk.I was also taught that walkers and joggers should be going in a direction opposite to vehicle traffic so that they could see a potential crash and quickly get out of the way.In any case, we must share the road. Sure, sometimes there are inconsiderate cyclists and walkers, but roads have been here long before automobiles, so I believe they have more rights to them than motorists do.Patricia PytlovanyGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
The last weeks of 1998 saw some major transactions in the prime London residential market, despite statistics from agents which showed falling house prices.The freehold of 17 Cadogan Place, SW1, home of the former Conservative MP Sir Alan Glyn, who died last year, was sold for above the £3m asking price. The agent, Patricia Farley of Farley & Co, said that the house needed refurbishment and restoration, but achieved more than the asking price because of the rarity of a freehold in Chelsea.Gary Hersham of Beauchamp Estates also noticed the speed of transactions during the Christmas shopping season.He showed a buyer from the Middle East the 1930s house at 22 Weymouth Street, W1, at 1pm. At 2.30pm the buyer’s and seller’s solicitors met. By 3.45pm contracts were exchanged at above the asking price of £2m for a 934-year lease from the de Walden Estate.Luxury flats also sold well, with WA Ellis selling a 75-year lease on a flat at 38 Pont Street, SW1, for more than the asking price of £2m.
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The lounge room is Mrs Mazzoni’s favourite space.“It is virtually an indoor outdoor room, and you can open the whole house up,” she said.“It looks out to the trees and the courtyard.“I just sit on the lounge and watch life go by.”The bedrooms run down the left of the house, with the kitchen, laundry and garage on the right, and the living across the back. The house at 26 Dana St, Cashmere, is for sale.MID-century modern architecture had been a love of Ania and Albert Mazzoni’s for as long as they could remember.So naturally, when they began to draw up plans for their Cashmere house six years ago, that was the design they went for. Inside 26 Dana St, Cashmere.“I have always loved it from the old movies,” Mrs Mazzoni said.“It’s inspired by the desert homes of Palm Springs and Frank Sinatra.“There’s an architect of the 40s and 50s called (Joseph) Eichler (and) his designs inspired us to build this.”The 26 Dana St house is on a single level, and true to mid-century modern style, has a flat roof, angular lines and an asymmetric facade. The kitchen at 26 Dana St, Cashmere.“The kids can play in the courtyard and you can watch them from all over the house,” she said.Mrs Mazzoni said her favourite room was the living room. The courtyard is enclosed on all four sides.But what makes the house truly unusual for the area is its central courtyard.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“(The house) is like a square doughnut,” Mrs Mazzoni said.“It goes all the way around and has a courtyard in the middle.”Mrs Mazzoni said the doughnut shape allowed for cool breezes to flow through the whole home and was convenient for families. The bedrooms are large.As well as family, Mrs Mazzoni also thinks retirees could enjoy the property.“Retirees or people who enjoy nature would like it,” she said.“We often have koalas in the backyard.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51