COA: Man’s Actions Waived Right To Speedy Trial

first_img COA: Man’s Actions Waived Right To Speedy TrialOlviia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comAn Indiana man convicted of multiple felony drug charges lost his appeal of his lack of a speedy trial because his actions, including his failure to object to a later trial date, waived his right to such a trial, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.In Lawrence Benton Roper v. State of Indiana, 53A04-1607-CR-1691, Lawrence Roper was charged with various drug-related felonies, as well as a charge of felony possession of a firearm by a serious violent felony and being a habitual offender. Roper, proceeding pro se, verbally requested a “fast and speedy trial” at a hearing on June 25, 2015.The parties appeared in court on Aug. 27, but the pre-trial hearing was continued to Sept. 24. At the September hearing, Roper, again proceeding pro se, requested a continuance because he had hired counsel the day before. As a result of that request, Roper signed a motion for continuance that contained a waiver of his right to a speedy trial under Criminal Rule 4.At a subsequent hearing on Nov. 19, Roper moved for another continuance of the trial, which was then reset for Feb. 22, 2016. When Roper requested a third continuance in January 2016, the trial was moved to April.At the April trial, a jury found Roper guilty of four of his six charges, and he pleaded guilty to being a habitual offender and waived his right to be sentenced within 30 days. But one month later, Roper moved to discharge his conviction, arguing the Monroe Circuit Court had failed to bring him to trial within the Criminal Rule 4(B) timeframe.The trial court denied Roper’s motion. On appeal, he argued the court had erred by doing so. But the Indiana Court of Appeals disagreed, with Judge Melissa May writing in a Friday opinion that Roper “made no effort to object or otherwise bring any violation of that speedy trial request to the court’s attention until after he was convicted in April 2016.”“He waffled about whether he was going to retain counsel at his initial hearing, at his bail review hearing, and at the hearing on August 27, 2015,” May wrote. “That August 27, 2015, hearing was mere days before the time limit would expire on Roper’s speedy trial request, and yet Roper did not object to the resetting of that hearing to date past his speedy-trial deadline.”“Furthermore, at the hearing following the expiration of the seventy-day deadline (under Criminal Rule 4(B)(1)), Roper signed a written Motion for Continuance that included a waiver of his right to a speedy trial under Criminal Rule 4,” May continued. “Roper’s conduct is inconsistent with a desire to have his case tried in a speedy manner, and acted, in conjunction with his other actions, as a waiver of his Criminal Rule 4(b) request.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Watch Mike Dillon & moe.’s Jim Loughlin Join Forces For Wild Atlanta Show [Video]

first_imgThe Mike Dillon Trio concluded their short road run with moe.‘s Jim Loughlin with a wild display of percussion power at Atlanta’s Aisle 5 on Monday night. Dillon and Loughlin clearly have bonded over their love of the various marimba and mallet kat-based melodies, exhorting in the joy the instruments add to their respective repertoires. While Loughlin is far newer to the pursuit, both tirelessly work to improve their skills and when they get a chance to work together—even if only for a song or two—the music they make is always a mixture of mayhem and magic.Watch George Porter Jr., Skerik, And Mike Dillon Explore Far Reaches Of Funk At Brooklyn Comes AliveNone of this is to say that Mike Dillon isn’t a force of nature on his own. As a musician, Mike Dillon a trusted brand name. Whether as a solo act; leader of a trio or “how many people will your stage hold” arrangements; or collaborator, you know he is going to shine. Thanks to his impeccable mixture of technique, melodic vision, and passion, each show he plays is slightly better than his last, which is truly saying something given the high caliber of musicianship he brings to the table.That said, when an artist has mastery over as many instruments and styles as Dillon, the question is always, What elements is he bringing out tonight? The latest version of the Mike Dillon Trio has seen him flanked by bassist Nathan “Nate” Lambertson and drummer Brendan Bull, with Dillon taking the role of main melody maker plus some help from the multi-instrumentalist Lambertson.moe. And Turkuaz Invite Mike Dillon To Finish Out Spectacular Joint NOLA Run [Photos/Videos]Loughlin’s last-minute addition to the lineup was a product of the soon-ending moe. hiatus, which allowed moe. bassist Robert Derhak to successfully fight off cancer. With no rehearsal time and Dillon already being on the road, the show saw on-the-fly tutorials for Loughlin literally during the show. In the clips below, you can hear Dillon shouting keys and notes at Loughlin over the crash and din of the music. The result is like everything Dillon ever does—loose, electrifying and almost impossible to categorize.Check out special moments from Mike Dillon Trio and moe.’s Jim Loughlin’s collaborative show in Atlanta below. Enjoy!“Opener”“Song 2”“Song 4”“Song 5” “Closer”last_img read more

LED lights shine on “Word of Life” mural

first_imgLast Spring, the popular “Word of Life” mural on the south side of Hesburgh Library was updated with new energy-efficient LED lights, said Paul Kempf, director of Utilities at Notre Dame. new lighting is part of the $10 million Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) project, begun in 2008 to support conservation initiatives, Kempf said. “[The ECM project] has had two phases … The second phase has been very focused on lighting,” Kempf said. “We’ve basically gone through all of campus with an eye towards replacing incandescent light bulbs … and large-diameter fluorescent light bulbs. We’ve upgraded almost 80 buildings on campus with new lighting technology.” The mural, originally illuminated with outdated mercury vapor lighting, also visually benefits from the new lighting provided by LED technology, Kempf said. “The LEDs give better uniformity than [the mural] had before, as far as how it illuminates the whole mural, and you get a better color rendering,” Kempf said, “The LED lighting is more akin to natural lighting and you see truer colors.” Kempf said another ongoing sustainability project involves updating the “sight lights” that illuminate the sidewalks and roads on campus, which also benefit from LED technology. “The LED also has a great advantage — that it’s a light that you can shape and direct much more than you can the older sources … We’re lighting the ground instead of lighting the sky and there’s less glare … less light pollution,” Kempf said. Energy savings from the use of LED lights also benefits the University financially, Kempf said. “It has a cost benefit to the University,” he said. “It has allowed the University to take the savings we’ve generated and actually roll it right back into the program and let us keep doing more and more by reinvesting in [the ECM project]. And that’s a logical approach to conservation or sustainability, to do the things that have an economic payback first.” Heather Christophersen, director of Sustainability at Notre Dame, said she also supports these new energy-efficient transitions. “The new lights save energy, which causes us to produce less carbon, which is one of our major goals — to reduce the carbon footprint of campus,” Christophersen said. Christophersen said she would like to see other campus icons receive sustainable lighting updates in the near future. “It would be really cool to change the lighting on the Dome to LED lights to make it, at night, have less of a green color and more true,” Christophersen said. The LED lights for the mural were a donation from Musco Lighting, with whom the University has had a long-time partnership in lighting campus locations, Christophersen said. Christophersen said she also hopes the new mural lighting will have an impact that reaches farther than the boundaries of campus. “I think changing to these more efficient types of lights on such a visible campus landmark that so many people know about and look at, it will help hopefully remind people how they can save energy in their own lives,” Christophersen said.last_img read more

President Trump signs largest wilderness protection bill in a decade

first_imgCapping a rare bi-partisan effort in Congress, President Trump on Tuesday signed into law the largest wilderness preservation bill in a decade, a measure that includes new protections for California’s Mojave desert.The new law, which passed the U.S. Senate last month by a vote of 92-8, designates 1.3 million acres of federal land in California, Oregon, Utah and New Mexico as wilderness, the highest level of protection, in which logging, oil drilling, mining and road-building are banned.Among …last_img read more

One loss and done: SA exit T20

first_img21 September 2007As captain Graeme Smith said afterwards, the Proteas seem to find ways of failing in big tournaments. India handed South Africa a 37-run defeat in Durban on Thursday night, knocking the host country out of the inaugural Twenty20 World Championships.After India had totalled 153 for 5, unbeaten SA could afford to lose, but needed to score 126 runs to advance to the semi-finals.However, a poor batting display, in which only two batsmen reached double figures, saw the Proteas come up 10 runs short as they managed only 116 for 9 in their 20 overs.India ‘at home’Durban is home to a large Indian population and a sold-out Sahara Stadium Kingsmead was so filled with Indian flags and cricket shirts it appeared as if it was a home game for the visitors. Ultimately, South Africa played as if they were the visitors and unfamiliar with the Kingsmead pitch.After the Proteas’ meek batting batting performance, questions were asked about yet another loss when South Africa seemed all set to make its mark. The biggest theme among the questions raised revolved around the wisdom, or lack thereof, in leaving Jacques Kallis out of the T20 squad.Thursday night’s contest was exactly the kind of game that required the kind of calming innings that Kallis is so good at producing. Instead, Vernon Philander, the all-rounder it appears was selected ahead of Kallis, faced five balls before charging down the pitch to Harbhajan Singh and being stumped for two.In the absence of Kallis…Philander’s contribution during the T20 amounted to scoring eight runs in two innings and claiming four wickets in 13 overs at an average of 26 runs per wicket and eight runs an over.Andre Nel, the bowler brought into the South African squad after batsman Loots Bosman was withdrawn due to injury bowled only four overs in the entire tournament.Surely a batsman, in this case Kallis, should have replaced a batsman, instead of a bowler who was hardly used. And surely Kallis was a far better option for a tournament of the T20 World Championships magnitude than the unproven Philander? Clearly, the selectors got it wrong when they left out the man regarded by many as the top all-rounder in the game.Top six failureIn the meltdown against India, apart from Mark Boucher’s 36, the next highest score among SA’s top six batsmen in the batting order was five by Justin Kemp.Herschelle Gibbs, Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers, Kemp, and Shaun Pollock only totalled 12 runs between them. What hurt the home side nearly as much is that they took 46 balls for their low return.Albie Morkel matched Boucher with a score of 36, but the next highest score was extras with 25. Take them out of the equation and the batsmen scored only 91 runs. Take Morkel’s and Boucher’s contributions away and the other eight batsmen who made it to the crease produced just 19 runs.ConditionsNo doubt, winning the toss and choosing to bat first helped India; when South Africa batted, the pitch, under lights, provided the Indian bowlers with some useful assistance. Nonetheless, they needed to put the ball in right places and SA’s batsmen needed to adapt to that.RP Singh was outstanding for India, capturing 4 for 13 in his four overs as he dismissed Gibbs, Smith, Pollock, and Albie Morkel.And when opportunities presented themselves to the Indians, they grabbed them with both hands. A good example of this happened when Rohit Sharma nailed the stumps with a pick-up-and-dive throw at the stumps to run out Kemp.Two balls later, Pollock was dismissed for a duck and after six overs South Africa was knee deep in the muck at 31 for 5.Poor fieldingUncharacteristically poor fielding also cost the Proteas. Vernon Philander dropped a sitter when Robin Uthappa had 10. Luckily for South Africa, he added only five more runs. Later, Albie Morkel lost the ball in the lights and missed a chance to catch Mahendra Singh Dhoni when he was on 10. The Indian captain went on to make an invaluable 45 off 33 deliveries.Dhoni and man of the match Sharma, who finished unbeaten on 50 off 40 balls, went on to add a further 56 runs together. Partnerships of that nature – theirs was worth 85 in total – are what play crucial roles in winning T20 matches.every bit as much as dropped catches cost matches.The tournament wasn’t all doom and gloom for South Africa, however. After all, the Proteas did record four convincing victories before throwing it all away against India.Morkel brothers excelThe Morkel brothers, Albie and Morne, emerged with plenty of credit.Albie was the second highest runs scorer for South Africa, scoring 120 at an average of 40. Among the batsmen, his strike rate was the second highest in the team. He also proved himself to be a very clean hitter of the ball, smashing seven sixes, with three of them in excess of 100 metres.Morne, meanwhile, was the highest wicket taker, the most economical bowler, and had the best strike rate of any South African.He captured 4 for 17 against New Zealand in a superb display of fast bowling, and had it not been for umpire Billy Doctrove calling him for a no ball – which the delivery clearly wasn’t – he would have become the first bowler in T20 internationals to pick up a five-for in a match.More questions than answersUnfortunately, despite the successes, South Africa has once again been left with more questions than answers about the team’s ability to perform under pressure.With the Proteas failing to reach 126 runs, New Zealand grabbed second spot in Group E behind India to secure a semi-final spot.The Black Caps will tackle Pakistan in the first final four match at Newlands on Saturday after the Pakistanis won all three of their Super Eights matches. India, meanwhile, will take on Australia in Durban where they will, no doubt, once again enjoy fanatical support.Australia on a rollWhile the Australians started the tournament slowly, they have slowly adapted their game to the 20-overs-a-side format and in their last outing were in ominously good form as they crushed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets with almost 10 overs to spare.The Aussies clearly have the firepower to add the T20 World Championships title to their World Cup title and ranking as the number one test team in the world.The final will take place on Monday, 24 September, which is Heritage Day and a public holiday in South Africa.SA vs India match summaryIndia 153 for 5 (Sharma 50*, Dhoni 45, Pollock 2 for 17)South Africa 116 for 9 (Boucher 36, A Morkel 36, RP Singh 4 for 13, Sreesanth 2 for 23) Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Compartment syndrome

first_imgDefinitionCompartment syndrome is a serious condition that involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment. It can lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow.Causes, incidence, and risk factorsThick layers of tissue, called fascia, separate groups of muscles in the arms and legs from each other. Inside each layer of fascia is a confined space, called a compartment. The compartment includes the muscle tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. Fascia surrounds these structures, similar to the way in which insulation covers wires.Fascia do not expand. Any swelling in a compartment will lead to increased pressure in that area, which will press on the muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. If this pressure is high enough, blood flow to the compartment will be blocked. This can lead to permanent injury to the muscle and nerves. If the pressure lasts long enough, the muscles may die and the arm or leg will not work any more. It may need to be amputated.Swelling that leads to compartment syndrome occurs from trauma such as a car accident or crush injury, or surgery. Swelling can also be caused by complex fractures or soft tissue injuries due to trauma.Long-term (chronic) compartment syndrome can be caused by repetitive activities, such as running. The pressure in a compartment only increases during that activity.Compartment syndrome is most common in the lower leg and forearm, although it can also occur in the hand, foot, thigh, and upper arm.SymptomsCompartment syndrome causessevere pain that does not go away when you take pain medicine or raise the affected area. In more severe cases, symptoms may include:advertisementDecreased sensationNumbness and tinglingPaleness of skinSevere pain that gets worseWeaknessSigns and testsA physical exam will reveal:Pain when the area is squeezedExtreme pain when you move the affected area (for example, a person with compartment syndrome in the foot or lower leg will have severe pain when moving the toes up and down)Swelling in the areaTo confirm the diagosis, the doctor or nurse may need to directly measure the pressure in the compartment. This is done using a needle attached to a pressure meter, which is placed into the body area. The test must be done during and after an activity that causes pain.TreatmentSurgery is needed immediately. Delaying surgery can lead to permanent damage.Long surgical cuts are made through the muscle tissue to relieve the pressure. The wounds can be left open (covered with a sterile dressing) and closed during a second surgery, usually 48 – 72 hours later.Skin grafts may be needed to close the wound.If a cast or bandage is causing the problem, the dressing should be loosened or cut down to relieve the pressure.Expectations (prognosis)With prompt diagnosis and treatment, the outlook is excellent for recovery of the muscles and nerves inside the compartment. However, the overall prognosis will be determined by the injury leading to the syndrome.Permanent nerve injury and loss of muscle function can result if the diagnosis is delayed. This is more common when the injured person is unconscious or heavily sedated and cannot complain of pain. Permanent nerve injury can occur after 12 – 24 hours of compression.ComplicationsComplications include permanent injury to nerves and muscles that can dramatically impair function. (See: Volkmanns ischemia)In more severe cases, amputation may be required.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if you have had an injury and have severe swelling or pain that does not improve with pain medications.PreventionThere is probably no way to prevent this condition; however, early diagnosis and treatment will help prevent many of the complications.Persons with casts need to be made aware of the risk of swelling. They should see their health care provider or go to the emergency room if pain under the cast increases despite pain medicines and raising the area.ReferencesTwaddle BC, Amendola A. Compartment syndrome. In: Browner BD, Jupiter JB, Levine AM, Trafton PG, Krettek C, eds. Skeletal Trauma. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2008:chap 13.Geiderman JM, Katz D. General principles of orthopedic injuries. In: Marx J, ed. Rosen??s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 46.Marshall ST, Browner BD. Emergency care of musculoskeletal injuries. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL,eds.Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 20.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.advertisementlast_img read more

Ranjit Singh emerges as top pick in inaugural Pro Volleyball League player auction

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 14 (PTI) Indian attacker Ranjit Singh emerged as the top pick in the first Pro Volleyball League auction which also saw six foreign and 117 Indian players going under the hammer here Friday.Singh was the costliest Indian player with Ahmedabad Defenders shelling out Rs 13 lakhs for him.”I am excited to see what’s building up here. For all of us, this is a new chapter and hope we can live up to the expectations and faith shown in us by the team owners, federation and organizers here,” Singh said.In the foreign player draft, the Black Hawks Hyderabad got Round 1 first pick and they chose Carson Clark. Paul Lotman was the second pick joining Calicut Heroes. The third pick of the foreign draft was Rudy Verhoeff joining Chennai Spartans.Tomislav Coskovic, David Lee and Novica Bjelica were picked 4th, 5th & 6th by U Mumba Volley, Kochi Blue Spikers and Ahmedabad Defenders respectively.Olympic Gold medallist Lee, who was drafted by Kochi Blue Spikers, said: “I am thrilled to join the Kochi Blue Spikers. The league will do a world of good not only to the players but also the sport and its fans. Can’t wait to get to India and get in the thick of action.”The Pro Volleyball League (PVL) scheduled to begin from February 2 in Chennai and Kochi will have six franchisees that includes Ahmedabad Defenders, Chennai Spartans, U Mumba Volley , Black Hawks Hyderabad and the Kochi Blue Spikers.Each of the six teams will have 12 players including two foreign players, one Indian icon player and two Indian U-21 players.advertisement The league will be played over a total of 18 matches with each team playing each other once in a round-robin format and the top four teams qualifying for the semi-finals.Volleyball Federation of India, Secretary General, Ramavtar Singh Jhakar also a former player said: “It is a known fact that well-organized leagues can give a sport much-needed shot in the arm. We expect Pro Volleyball League to do that to Volleyball. The player draft and auction is the beginning of the fillip that the sport needs.” PTI APA ATKATKlast_img read more

Rugby World Cup goes with experienced referees for quarter-finals after criticism

first_imgEngland’s Wayne Barnes will take charge of Japan’s quarter-final against South Africa on Sunday on a weekend when the organisers have opted for experience following widespread criticism of the standard of officiating here.World Rugby said at a media briefing that it was happy with the way games had been controlled after the opening round when officials and television match officials were criticised for being too lenient over high challenges. Since you’re here… Read more Share on Messenger Ireland’s Bundee Aki ruled out of World Cup by three-match ban … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Australia sport Share on Twitter Rugby union Topics news Rugby World Cup Share on Facebook Rugby World Cup 2019 Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp A record number of players have been sent off and only six of the 20 teams escaped without a red or yellow card during the group stage.The most experienced referee in the tournament, Nigel Owens, will control the match between New Zealand and Ireland on Saturday while the first quarter-final in Oita between England and Australia will have a Frenchman in charge, Jérôme Garcès.He refereed England’s defeat to Wales in the 2015 World Cup at Twickenham, upsetting the hosts by regularly penalising them at the scrum in the second half. His compatriot Romain Poite had the whistle in their next match against Australia, so angering England’s coaching team than Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree were disciplined for rounding on assistant referees during the interval.South Africa’s Jack Peyper, in his 50th Test, will referee Wales’ match against France in Oita. The last time he was in charge of them they beat England in Cardiff in this year’s Six Nations on their way to the grand slam. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Alphaliner Total Volume at Worlds Busiest Ports Rises

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Shanghai Combined throughput at the world’s 110 busiest container ports increased by 6.1% in 2017, driven by a recovery witnessed in global economy and trade during the year.According to a report from Alphaliner, the 110 busiest container ports in the world handled 600 million TEU in 2017, up from 565 million TEU reported in 2016.Out of these, only twelve ports recorded lower volumes during the year, while the remaining 98 ports saw volume gains.The top ten ports remained in the same rankings, although growth at the individual ports was varied at between 1.6% and 14.1%.Shanghai extended its lead at the top with a volume of 40.2 million TEU in 2017, up by 8.3% from 37.1 million TEU reported a year earlier. Singapore was in the second place with 33.6 million TEU, up by 8.9%, while Shenzhen took the third place with 25.2 million TEU, rising by 5.1% from a year earlier.Of the ten busiest ports, the fourth-ranked Ningbo witnessed the largest increase in volumes, which surged by 14.1% to 24.6 million TEU, Alphaliner informed. In the fifth place, Hong Kong managed to reverse two consecutive years of losses in 2015 and 2016 with a 4.8% improvement in 2017.last_img read more