Austin, TexasThe Austin Police Department carried out an extrajudicial killing of 42-year-old Michael Brent Ramos, known as “Mike,” on April 24. Local media reported that the APD was responding to a call about two people, allegedly in possession of a gun, doing drugs in a parked car.Banner drops on April 27 demand justice for Mike Ramos.According to local witnesses, police responded by surrounding the vehicle, blocking the exit from an apartment complex parking lot as well as a nearby intersection. What followed was captured by numerous cell phone cameras and uploaded to various social media pages.A video showed the police drawing their weapons and ordering Mike Ramos out of the car. As he steps out with his hands in the air, his waistline is exposed. None of the video angles show a weapon. The cops order Ramos to step toward them. In one video he can be heard saying that he is afraid of what might happen if he does.That’s when a pig who just graduated from the academy three months ago fires a bean bag from his shotgun, hitting Ramos in the chest. Ramos falls to the ground and scrambles to get inside his vehicle. He pulls the door closed and begins to drive away. The videos show that his vehicle never went in the direction of the police.The rookie’s partner, a five-year APD veteran, fired three rounds at Ramos, causing him to crash into a car parked nearby. Ramos later died in the hospital.Top pig Chief Brian Manley, whose police force has been widely criticized for an internal culture of racism that intimidates anyone who speaks out, stated no weapon was found on Mike Ramos. His tragic death has left his mother, Brenda Ramos, without her only son. She has since started a gofundme.com fundraiser at “Justice for Mike Ramos.”Local residents, enraged by the killing, risked personal safety to protest outside that same night. Then a follow-up protest was held on Saturday night, April 25, with many calling the APD murderers and racists.The Austin Justice Coalition, a local police reform and justice advocacy group, wrote a letter addressed to the City Council, mayor and city manager demanding the removal of Police Chief Manley, Chief of Staff Troy Gay and Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano. It demanded an independent investigation of the shooting and a delay to a scheduled June police academy class to implement training reforms.The letter detailed the APD’s history of racism and its refusal to respond to demands made by both the people of Austin and its City Council. It was signed by nearly 40 different local organizations, including the newly formed Central Texas Workers Alliance (fb.me/centraltexasworkers) and the Texas branch of Workers World Party (fb.me/workersworldtexas).That evening, as people who were forced to work during the COVID-19 pandemic drove to their homes, a series of four banners were dropped at several highway overpasses. They called for justice for Mike Ramos and a general strike as well as a rent strike on May 1.The slogans read: “May Day general strike/No blood for the Dow,” “May Day general strike/No work, no rent,” “Rent strike May 1st/ Justice for Mike Ramos” and “Justice 4 Mike Ramos.”Texas Gov. Greg Abbott plans to continue allowing businesses to open, despite the advice of experts and the general support among workers for social distancing and economic shutdown. With the police killing of Mike Ramos on top of this health disaster, workers in Austin are finding themselves with no choice but to fight back.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Are Things Looking Up for Housing in 2019? Next: Michael Barrett Joins Transformational Mortgage Solutions Tagged with: Documentation electronic recording eNotary esigning Governemnt Legislation Ohio OLTA Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Gail C. Hersh, Jr. Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the January issue of DS News.On December 13, 2018, Ohio’s Legislature passed Substitute Senate Bill 263, the Notary Public Modernization Act, after the Senate approved the House’s amendments. The legislation, which is pending the governor’s signature, will take effect one year from enactment.The law addresses several issues regarding notary publics, including those involving electronic and online notarization. It also includes benefits for those engaged in electronic real estate transactions.The law’s online notarization provisions bring Ohio in step with advancing legislation in the majority of states and mimic other legislation vetted by the banking and title insurance industries. A large portion of the law deals with centralizing all notary commissions with the secretary of state. Those duties were previously distributed among dozens of county offices and bar associations. Lastly, the law harmonizes electronic notarization with Ohio’s other electronic signature laws.The process for remote electronic notarization will generally follow current industry practices, including visual verification of both the person and credentials, as well as an oral administration of the oath or statements of acknowledgment. What’s new are electronic signatures and the ability to use a secure, quality, audio-visual connection.While current laws don’t preclude recording electronically signed documents, it’s important to overcome the resistance of county officials by making it as clear and easy as possible for them to accept digital documents. This will facilitate adoption and help make handling electronically executed documents the norm.To that end, as chair of the Ohio Land Title Association’s (OLTA) Government Affairs Committee, I proposed amending the bill to include a “papering out” process for offices that don’t yet permit electronic documents to transfer real property. Even for counties with electronic recording, some of the offices for auditors and engineers aren’t set up for processing electronically submitted transactions. The law passed without this amendment, so addressing the issue will likely need to be done by amendment as part of the budget legislation or through the secretary of state’s rulemaking powers encompassed by the new law.The “papering out” process would require county offices involved in approving real estate transactions to accept a copy of an electronically executed document that contains an attached form certifying the authenticity of the document. A suggested form is included in the proposed amendment and generally mimics the certification made by the submitter during electronic recording. The submitter certifies that the copy of the electronic original document is “true, exact, complete and unaltered.”This process differs from that suggested in the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA) model legislation for remote online notarization. The MBA/ALTA model would require that title agents have a notary public on staff (and likely on location) who also must have access to the electronic original, or that the notary performing a remote notarization could certify the records. By contrast, the OLTA proposal doesn’t limit the person certifying the document to the notary performing the electronic notarization or to any other notary at all. OLTA’s proposal also avoids the potential conflict with the new law’s provision that prohibits a notary from certifying a document as an original or a true copy of another record (Sec. 147.141(5)).The bill passed the Senate on June 6, 2018, and is currently under review with the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee of the House. The bill was recently revised by the House and a substitute bill is under consideration. If the bill is passed, the changes will take effect one year after its effective date.OLTA’s proposal also accounts for the potential need for a title agent to access an original electronic document later. This is useful if the document is lost in transit or needs to be recorded in multiple jurisdictions, and provides for additional certifications as needed at any time. Requiring that certification be made only by the notary who performed the closing would be more time-consuming and probably cost more.In response, the Ohio Recorders’ Association prepared an amendment that was considered by the House. It proposed merely accepting a copy of the electronic document as long as it bears a notary execution that’s consistent with online notarization. There are signs the industry may prefer OLTA’s proposal, though. 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News UpdatesDelhi Riots : High Court Vacates Stay On Trial Of ‘Larger Conspiracy’ Case Under UAPA Shreya Agarwal24 March 2021 7:48 AMShare This – xIn view of the Delhi government’s submission that the accused in the case are at liberty to collect a complete hard copy of the filed chargesheet from the trial court on Mar 25, the Delhi High Court today vacated its stay on the trial of the case. The Court had earlier stayed the trial in the case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, upon the prosecution’s appeal against a trial…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of the Delhi government’s submission that the accused in the case are at liberty to collect a complete hard copy of the filed chargesheet from the trial court on Mar 25, the Delhi High Court today vacated its stay on the trial of the case. The Court had earlier stayed the trial in the case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, upon the prosecution’s appeal against a trial court order which had directed for hard copy of the charge sheet to be supplied to all the accused.In light of the state’s withdrawal of its objection to the supply of charge sheet, the single judge bench of Justice Suresh Kait today said, “…no further order is required to be passed and the same is, accordingly, disposed of with pending application. Accordingly, interim order is vacated.”The Delhi Police had earlier opposed supply of hard copies of the chargesheet on the ground that it ran into thousands of pages with twenty-three volumes.The case pertains to an alleged conspiracy that led to rioting in the north-east areas of the national capital in Feb last year – with the accused persons in the case including JNU students, Pinjra Tod activists, and AAP MLA Tahir Hussain. The accused persons are Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Abdul Khalid Saifi, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Ishrat Jahan, Safoora Zargar, Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita.While the first chargesheet in the case, alleges commission of offences under Section 120 B of the Indian Penal Code read with Sections 13, 16, 17, 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UAPA]; and Sections 124A, 153A, 302, 307, 109, 114, 147, 148, 149, 186, 353, 395, 201, 341, 212, 295, 427, 435, 436, 452, 454, 341, 420, 468, 471, 34 IPC; as well as Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act and Sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984, a second charge sheet was filed against Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam. All the accused except Safoora and Faizan are presently in judicial custody.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Plasma prolactin levels were measured in free-living breeding adult and immature (prebreeding) macaroni (Eudyptes chrysolophus) and gentoo (Pygoscelis papua) penguins at Bird Island, South Georgia (54°S, 38°W). Macaroni and gentoo penguins first breed at 5-6 and 2 years of age, respectively. In adult birds, of both species, prolactin was low (<1.0 μg.liter-1) during the courtship period and then increased during early (gentoo) to mid (macaroni) incubation (to 3.9-4.7 and 2.4-3.5 μg.liter-1, respectively), remaining elevated until the creche period, by which time continuous nest attendance by the adults had ceased. This pattern is similar to that seen in other altricial species and is consistent with delayed onset of brood patch development and full incubation efficiency, which has been previously reported in penguins. Adult female macaroni penguins showed a marked, but transient, increase in prolactin concentrations within 24 hr of the first egg being laid (from 1.7 to 7.0 μg.liter-1), plasma levels decreasing following clutch completion (to prelaying levels) before increasing again during incubation. Elevated plasma prolactin levels occurred in all age classes of immature (nonbreeding) birds in both macaroni (1- to 5 year-olds) and gentoo (1-year-olds) penguins. However, compared to that in adult birds, the increase in prolactin was more transient in immatures, a smaller proportion of immatures had detectable prolactin levels at each stage of the breeding cycle, and, at least in 1- and 2-year-olds, absolute levels of prolactin were lower. It is suggested that variation in the pattern of prolactin secretion in immature birds represents real, age-related or species-related differences and does not simply reflect differences in the previous photoperiodic environment experienced. The physiological significance of prolactin secretion in immature (nonbreeding) birds remains unknown, but it may simply reflect the existence of a photoperiodically driven prolactin release system which does not become physiologically important until the bird becomes sexually mature and breeds.
May 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mitchell, Gobert, Snyder Up For NBA Awards Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — Utah Jazz standouts Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert as well as head coach Quin Snyder are each finalists for NBA awards.Mitchell is one of three players in the running for Rookie of the Year, while Gobert is a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. Snyder is a finalist for Coach of the Year.Mitchell is up against 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.Other finalists for Defensive Player of the Year include 76ers center Joel Embiid and Pelicans center Anthony Davis.Boston’s Brad Stevens and former Toronto coach Dwane Casey are also in the running for Coach of the Year. Tags: Coach of the Year/Defensive Player of the Year/Donovan Mitchell/Quin Snyder/Rookie of the Year/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz
Tags: Alex Lilliard/Anthony Yarbrough/Darrian Stickney/Dixie State Football/Fort Lewis/Jalen Powell/Jeff Hansen/Keaton Mott/Kody Wilstead/NCAA Division II/Sei-J Lauago/Tim Paogofie FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDURANGO, Colo.-Saturday, Dixie State football (0-1) visits Fort Lewis at Durango, Colo. for their first road game of the young season.The Trailblazers, who are advancing to NCAA Division I FCS next season, will try to break an 0-13 streak in their NCAA Division II history of losing their road openers.Saturday’s match-up is the fifth all-time on the gridiron between the Trailblazers and Skyhawks.Dixie State currently leads this series 3-1.Because of persistent lightning in the Las Vegas, N.M. area last Saturday, Fort Lewis was awarded a 7-0 win over New Mexico Highlands as they led the Cowboys 7-0 in the 2nd Quarter when the game was ultimately canceled.The Trailblazers are tied for 145th in Division II in scoring offense with several other teams, at 7 points per game. In scoring defense, Dixie State ranks 115th nationally with the 36 points they surrendered to Colorado State-Pueblo.Dixie State, through one week, is led by redshirt sophomore signal-caller Kody Wilstead who went 7-12 (58.3 percent) for 39 yards and an interception Saturday. Also, junior quarterback Keaton Mott threw for 112 yards and a score, while completing a woeful 47.6 percent of his passes (10-21).Senior tailback Sei-J Lauago was limited to 29 yards on 10 carries, or a meager 2.9 yards per tote against the Thunderwolves.Junior receiver Jalen Powell had 8 grabs for 65 yards to serve as Dixie State’s offensive leader against Colorado State-Pueblo.Defensively for Dixie State, senior defensive back Alex Lilliard had 1.5 sacks against the Thunderwolves and redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Anthony Yarbrough had a forced fumble in the game.For the Skyhawks, redshirt sophomore tailback Jeff Hansen ran for 15 yards and a score on seven carries against the Cowboys for the only score of the game.Senior defensive lineman Tim Paogofie was stellar for Fort Lewis as he posted two sacks and senior linebacker Darrian Stickney added an interception for the Skyhawks in the win. Written by Brad James September 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Visits Fort Lewis Saturday
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, No. 8 (The Associated Press)/No. 9 (Coaches poll) Utah (8-1, 5-1 in Pac-12 play) returns to action after a bye by hosting UCLA (4-5, 4-2 in Pac-12) at Rice-Eccles Stadium.The Utes are 96-35 (.732) all-time in what is now known as Rice-Eccles Stadium and are 68-24 (.739) at home in the Kyle Whittingham era (2004-present).The Top 10 Utes are 5-0 at home this season and have won nine consecutive home games, including 11 of their last 12.A win against UCLA Saturday will make the Utes .500 (40-40) all-time against fellow Pac-12 schools as a conference member (2011-present).Utah ranks 41st nationally in scoring offense (33.1 points per game).Senior signal-caller Tyler Huntley continues to impress in various ways. He has completed 73.8 percent of his passes (141-191, 2nd nationally) for 2,062 yards, 11 touchdowns and an interception.Huntley is sixth nationally in passing efficiency (182.5) as well for the Utes, while also running for four scores.Senior tailback Zack Moss (137 car, 828 yards, 11 TD’s) ranks 30th nationally with 6.04 yards per carry.The Utes’ leading receivers are sophomore wide-out Bryan Thompson (16 rec, 431 yards, 3 TD’s) and sophomore tight end Brant Kuithe (17 rec, 274 yards, 3 TD’s).Freshman kicker Jadon Redding has made 8 of his 11 field goal attempts on the season and all 36 of his PAT attempts.As has been the case throughout the season, the Utes’ major strength remains the defense.Utah surrenders only 12.2 points per game (6th nationally) and 56 yards per game on the ground (first nationally).Senior defensive end Bradlee Anae (8 sacks, forced fumble) is the Utes’ sack leader. Senior defensive back Julian Blackmon leads the Utes in interceptions (3) and also has a forced fumble on the season.Also with forced fumbles for the Utes on the season are senior defensive tackle John Penisini, senior defensive tackle Leki Fotu, sophomore defensive back R.J. Hubert and senior defensive back Josh Nurse (one apiece).The resurgent Bruins come into Saturday’s game having won three straight games. They have been at Stanford (34-16) and home against Arizona State (42-32) and Colorado (31-14) respectively while they are also coming off of a bye.The Bruins are tied for 65th nationally in scoring offense (29.3 points per game) with Ohio.The Bruins have arisen from their moribund 1-6 start to the season because of the emergence of sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. The speedster has also run for three scores on the season.The product of the storied Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas has completed 60.4 percent of his passes (147-243) for 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions.Redshirt senior tailback Joshua Kelley (176 car, 861 yards, 10 TD’s) carries the water for the Bruins with redshirt junior back Demetric Felton (75 car, 331 yards, TD) also excelling on the ground for UCLA.Felton also leads the Bruins in receptions (39) and receiving yards (471) and has three scoring grabs for good measure.Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Philips (36 rec, 404 yards, 5 TD’s) leads UCLA in scoring receptions.Canadian national, senior kicker JJ Molson, has made 6 of his 10 field goal attempts on the season and all 34 of his PAT attempts for the Bruins.The Bruins rank 95th nationally in scoring defense (32 points per game), tying them with Colorado State.Redshirt senior linebacker Josh Woods and redshirt junior defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa have 3.5 sacks apiece to pace UCLA in that category.Senior linebacker Krys Barnes, Woods, redshirt sophomore defensive back Jay Shaw and junior defensive back Darnay Holmes each have an interception for the Bruins.Sophomore defensive back Stephan Blaylock (2 forced fumbles) leads UCLA in that category.The Bruins lead the all-time series 11-6 and are 5-3 all-time at Salt Lake City. Brad James Written by November 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Hosts UCLA This Saturday Tags: UCLA Football/Utah Football
View post tag: americas View post tag: Preserving View post tag: Naval View post tag: Assist Back to overview,Home naval-today CPO Selectees Assist in Preserving a Piece of Naval History August 27, 2014 View post tag: Selectees Authorities View post tag: Piece View post tag: CPO The battleship is located at the Nauticus Maritime Museum in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. The CPOs and CPO selectees are part of the Peninsula CPO Association located at Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown.According to Charles Halpine, the maintenance supervisor for the Wisconsin, the chiefs and the CPO selectees assisted with preservation efforts on four topside hatches by removing rust, priming and painting them, as well as power washing part of the ship and moving extra buntings to storage areas.Chiefs and CPO selectees from the Peninsula CPO Association and various commands across Hampton Roads took turns in visiting the battleship Wisconsin, lending a hand in preservation efforts that kept the ship looking sharp for the thousands of visitors that walk on its decks daily.“This is a historic ship,” said Senior Chief Builder Howard Robinson from Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1 (NCHB 1). “A lot of today’s Sailors don’t know too much about a battleship like this. It’s important to keep the history of our Navy alive in ships like the Wisconsin. It’s a part of our annual evaluation process, understanding naval heritage. It keeps us in line, knowing where we came from and where we’re going, with the history of our Navy.”Projects like the Wisconsin help the CPO selectees stay focused during CPO 365 Phase II as they take another step closer to their pinning Sept. 16, when they will finally be able to call themselves chief petty officers in the United States Navy.[mappress]Press Release, August 27, 2014; Image: US Navy Chief petty officers (CPO) and CPO selectees helped to preserve a piece of naval history in Hampton Roads, Aug. 20, aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64) as part of the CPO 365 Phase II training. CPO Selectees Assist in Preserving a Piece of Naval History View post tag: history View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article
Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Iron Duke Expected in Jersey Today View post tag: JERSEY View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: HMS Iron Duke View post tag: News by topic May 8, 2015 Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke will arrive in Jersey on Friday, May 8 for a five-day visit to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces of World War II.Arriving late on Friday, she will be berthed at RoRo Ferry Jetty, Elizabeth Harbour for the duration of her stay.On Saturday, May 9, members of the ship’s company will take part in a Liberation Grand Parade which will converge in Liberation Square and then proceed to People’s Park.HMS Iron Duke will be open to visitors on Sunday and Monday. The vessel will leave the Island on Tuesday, May 12.[mappress mapid=”15910″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval HMS Iron Duke Expected in Jersey Today View post tag: europe Share this article
China slams US Navy’s ‘illegal’ South China Sea sail-by View post tag: South China Sea May 11, 2016 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today China slams US Navy’s ‘illegal’ South China Sea sail-by Authorities View post tag: china View post tag: US Navy China has blasted this week’s sail-by a U.S. Navy warship in the South China Sea, deeming it provocative and illegal.To remind, the USS William P. Lawrence destroyer on Tuesday, May 10, performed a freedom of navigation operation near the Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands.Responding to the operation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters during a regular press conference on May 10 that the USS William P. Lawrence destroyer illegally entered the contested waters.The Chinese side monitored, followed and issued warnings to the US vessel which they say “has threatened China’s sovereignty and security interests, endangered safety of personnel and facilities on the reef, and jeopardized regional peace and stability”.“The US has been waving the banner of navigation and overflight freedom and flexing its muscles in the South China Sea by ordering its military vessels and planes to sail or fly close to or even enter waters and air space near relevant islands and reefs of China’s Nansha Islands. To peace and stability as well as navigation and overflight freedom in the South China Sea, such provocative act is the greatest threat”, Kang said.He further added that China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and the adjacent waters in which the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam also have territorial claims.On the other hand, the U.S. State Department said that the operation was legal and did not single out China. The aim of the sail-by was “to challenge excessive maritime claims of some claimants in the South China Sea”.U.S. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau explained that these excessive maritime claims were inconsistent with international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea covenant in that they purport to restrict the navigational rights that the United States and all states are entitled to exercise.The May 10 sail-by marked the third time a U.S. Navy destroyer has entered waters claimed by China. According to the U.S., these operations are carried out to challenge attempts by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam to restrict navigational rights around the features they claim.