Faculty experts to explore financial crisis in Webcast panel

first_imgHarvard President Drew Faust invites students, faculty, and staff to a special panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 25, on the current turmoil in the financial markets. “Understanding the Crisis in the Markets: A Panel of Harvard Experts” will begin at 4 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.A live Webcast of the discussion will also be available.Harvard is fortunate to have some of the nation’s leading scholars and practitioners in finance, policy, law, and other fields relevant to the current situation. Several of them have agreed to participate in a special session for the University community to help make sense of the recent developments in the U.S. and world markets.The panel will include Robert Kaplan, professor of management practice; Jay Light, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Business Administration and dean of the Faculty of Business Administration; Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics; Robert Merton, John and Natty McArthur University Professor; Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy; and Elizabeth Warren, Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law.last_img read more

Poole on spinning Busch for win: ‘I tried, I’m not gonna lie’

first_imgCONCORD, N.C. — Friday night’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 resulted in a career-best runner-up finish for Brennan Poole, driver of the No. 30 On Point Motorsports Toyota.Poole, who chose to forego the race last weekend at Kansas to come to Charlotte this weekend, was right behind race-winner Kyle Busch — with a broken sway bar that he fought through for a majority of the race’s 134 laps.He wasn’t going to go down without a fight, though. Poole was working to get to the back of Busch and spin him for the win.“I tried. I tried. I’m not gonna lie,” he said. “I tried to get to his corner and if I spun him, I spun him. It was going to be what it was there at the end.”RELATED: Race resultsTo battle back from a 17th-place starting position and broken sway bar, this small team needed all the grit they could muster.“We broke a sway bar arm in the very beginning of the race so the truck was just a handful, but the guys made some good adjustments,” Poole told NASCAR.com post-race. “The truck just stayed with me, it was good — even with the broken sway bar.”On the final restart, Poole’s chance of grabbing his first NASCAR national series victory was in clear sight.“I knew I was going to have a shot at it and I got a good run, I was pushing Kyle (Busch) down the backstretch and I probably pulled off of him a little bit too soon and dove in the corner,” he said. “I tried to tag him a little bit and slow him down and get some side draft and I just couldn’t quite get here and he got me.”This was Poole’s seventh race of the season and his first top five. His previous best finish was ninth at Texas.“It’s all we had and it’s a pretty good effort for a broken sway bar arm and coming from 17th ,” Poole said. “We just fought hard all night. Just imagine what we can do if we got just a little bit more than what we have.”last_img read more

Health Care in Churchill County

first_imgThere are many health care services in Churchill County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Nevada Health Link’s website (www.nevadahealthlink.com)can help applicants walk through the maze of choices.See the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local hospitals and medical centers, health care centers and health care providers.COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CLINICS AND RESOURCESA community health center or clinic is customarily the place to go for those who have no health insurance or have limited income or ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept most insurance and provide affordable, comprehensive health care by well-trained, professional staff. They also serve those who are uninsured and underinsured, and most are open to making sliding scale payment arrangements based on income and family size.For a full list of community health centers in Nevada, visit the Nevada Health Centers website at www.nevadahealthcenters.org and select “Locations.”DENTAL CAREThe Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners website, www.dental.nv.gov, is a useful place to verify a dentist’s license. Select “License Verification” from the “Consumers” drop-down menu to verify a dentist or hygienist. You can also seek referrals from people you know who’ve had dental care in the area.Consider the following to find the best dentist for your needs.Are the dentist’s office hours convenient for your schedule?Is the dental office close to your home or office?How are dental emergencies handled?Does the office appear to be clean and well organized?Is the staff helpful and friendly?What are the dental office’s financial policies and how is insurance handled?The Oral Health Program of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health can give you tips for oral health and low-cost dental care. Visit its website at http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/OH/OH-Home.FINDING A LOCAL DOCTORBefore you arrive at your new assignment, you can check the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners online license search at www.medboard.nv.gov. You can browse for a provider by type or by location. This should give you a preview of the local medical practitioners as well as where you might need to go for specialized care.Personal referrals from friends or other medical personnel can add to your options.You can check a doctor’s certification at the American Board of Medical Specialties at www.abms.org. To see if anyone has registered a complaint or taken disciplinary action against the doctor, visit the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners website at www.medboard.nv.gov or call 775-688-2559. When you have selected a health care provider, consider the following.When you scheduled your appointment, was the receptionist friendly, prompt and professional? Did he or she take time to answer your questions? Were you left on hold too long?When you arrived for your appointment, were you greeted promptly? Was the reception area clean and comfortable?Was the staff friendly and willing to answer your questions?Did you have to wait long in the exam room before the doctor arrived? Was the exam room orderly and clean, with a chair for a family member?When the doctor arrived and introduced himself or herself, did he or she seem rushed or tired? Did you get a good first impression?During the consultation, did nurses or assistants pop in and out? Did the doctor seem caring, compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns? Did you feel comfortable revealing personal information? Did the doctor rush through the meeting?Treat finding a doctor as seriously as looking for a new job or a new home. You want to be comfortable with the person who will see you while you are most vulnerable.last_img read more

Notice: Proposed jury instructions in criminal cases

first_imgNotice: Proposed jury instructions in criminal cases June 15, 2007 Notices Affecting Another (new) The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases submits the following new or amended instructions to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for comment. The Committee proposes to change or add the following instructions for: 3.5 Accessories After the Fact (amended) 3.3(d) “10-20-Life” (amended) 8.7(b) Aggravated Stalking (Injunction Entered) (amended) 16.7 Sexual Performance by a Child (new) 16.8 Sexual Performance by a Child (new) 16.9 Sexual Performance by a Child (new) 16.10 Sexual Performance by a Child (new) 16.11 Sexual Performance by a Child (new) 18.3 False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer (new) 21.7 False Name to a Law Enforcement Officer Adversely Violation of injunction 784.047 for protection against repeat, sexual, or dating violence Attempt 777.04(1) 5.1 21.7 GIVING FALSE NAME OR IDENTIFICATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ADVERSELY AFFECTING ANOTHER 901.36(2) 1. (Defendant) [employed] [authorized] [induced] (victim) to engage in a sexual performance. 2. (Defendant) knew the character and content of the performance. 3. At the time, (victim) was less than 18 years of age. Definitions. “Sexual performance” means any performance or part thereof which includes sexual conduct by a child of less than 18 years of age. “Performance” means any play, motion picture, photograph, or dance or any other visual representation exhibited before an audience. “Sexual conduct” means actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, or sadomasochistic abuse; actual lewd exhibition of the genitals; actual physical contact with a persons clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such person is a female, breast, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of either party; or any act or conduct which constitutes sexual battery or simulates that sexual battery is being or will be committed. A mothers breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstances constitute “sexual conduct.” Give as applicable. “Deviate sexual intercourse” means sexual conduct between persons not married to each other consisting of contact between the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, or the mouth and the vulva. “Sadomasochistic abuse” means flagellation or torture by or upon a person, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained, for the purpose of deriving sexual satisfaction from inflicting harm on another or receiving such harm oneself. “Sexual battery” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, “sexual battery” does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. “Sexual bestiality” means any sexual act between a person and an animal involving the sex organ of the one and the mouth, anus, or vagina of the other. “Simulated” means the explicit depiction of “sexual conduct,” as defined above, which creates the appearance of such conduct and which exhibits any uncovered portion of the breasts, genitals, or buttocks. Comment This instruction was adopted in 2007. 16.8 USE OF A CHILD IN A SEXUAL PERFORMANCE WITH CONSENT OF PARENT, LEGAL GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN 827.071(2), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Defendant) consented to the participation of (victim) in a sexual performance. 2. (Defendant) knew the character and content of the performance. 3. At the time, (victim) was less than 18 years of age. 4. (Defendant) was the [parent] [legal guardian] [custodian] of (victim) . Definitions. “Sexual performance” means any performance or part thereof which includes sexual conduct by a child of less than 18 years of age. “Performance” means any play, motion picture, photograph, or dance or any other visual representation exhibited before an audience. “Sexual conduct” means actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, or sadomasochistic abuse; actual lewd exhibition of the genitals; actual physical contact with a persons clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such person is a female, breast, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of either party; or any act or conduct which constitutes sexual battery or simulates that sexual battery is being or will be committed. A mothers breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstances constitute “sexual conduct.” Give as applicable. “Deviate sexual intercourse” means sexual conduct between persons not married to each other consisting of contact between the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, or the mouth and the vulva. “Sadomasochistic abuse” means flagellation or torture by or upon a person, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained, for the purpose of deriving sexual satisfaction from inflicting harm on another or receiving such harm oneself. “Sexual battery” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, “sexual battery” does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. “Sexual bestiality” means any sexual act between a person and an animal involving the sex organ of the one and the mouth, anus, or vagina of the other. “Simulated” means the explicit depiction of “sexual conduct,” as defined above, which creates the appearance of such conduct and which exhibits any uncovered portion of the breasts, genitals, or buttocks. Comment This instruction was adopted in 2007. 16.9 PROMOTING A SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD 827.071(3), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Defendant) [produced] [directed] [promoted] a performance. 2. The performance included sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age. 3. (Defendant) knew the character and content of the performance. Definitions. “Promote” means to procure, manufacture, issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, transmute, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, or advertise or to offer or agree to do the same. “Performance” means any play, motion picture, photograph, or dance or any other visual representation exhibited before an audience. “Sexual conduct” means actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, or sadomasochistic abuse; actual lewd exhibition of the genitals; actual physical contact with a persons clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such person is a female, breast, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of either party; or any act or conduct which constitutes sexual battery or simulates that sexual battery is being or will be committed. A mothers breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstances constitute “sexual conduct.” Give as applicable. “Deviate sexual intercourse” means sexual conduct between persons not married to each other consisting of contact between the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, or the mouth and the vulva. “Sadomasochistic abuse” means flagellation or torture by or upon a person, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained, for the purpose of deriving sexual satisfaction from inflicting harm on another or receiving such harm oneself. “Sexual battery” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, “sexual battery” does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. “Sexual bestiality” means any sexual act between a person and an animal involving the sex organ of the one and the mouth, anus, or vagina of the other. “Simulated” means the explicit depiction of “sexual conduct,” as defined above, which creates the appearance of such conduct and which exhibits any uncovered portion of the breasts, genitals, or buttocks. Comment This instruction was adopted in 2007. 16.10 POSSESSION OF MATERIAL INCLUDING SEXUAL CONDUCT BY A CHILD WITH INTENT TO PROMOTE 827.071(4), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Possession of Material including Sexual Conduct by a Child with Intent to Promote, the State must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Defendant) possessed with intent to promote a[n] [photograph] [motion picture] [exhibition] [show] [representation] [presentation]. 2. The [photograph] [motion picture] [exhibition] [show] [representation] [presentation] included, in whole or in part, sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age. The possession of three or more copies of such [photograph] [motion picture] [exhibition] [show] [representation] [presentation] may justify a finding of an intent to promote if, from all the surrounding facts and circumstances, you are convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the intent existed. Definitions. “Promote” means to procure, manufacture, issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, transmute, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, or advertise or to offer or agree to do the same. “Sexual conduct” means actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, or sadomasochistic abuse; actual lewd exhibition of the genitals; actual physical contact with a persons clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such person is a female, breast, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of either party; or any act or conduct which constitutes sexual battery or simulates that sexual battery is being or will be committed. A mothers breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstances constitute “sexual conduct.” Give as applicable. “Deviate sexual intercourse” means sexual conduct between persons not married to each other consisting of contact between the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, or the mouth and the vulva. “Sadomasochistic abuse” means flagellation or torture by or upon a person, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained, for the purpose of deriving sexual satisfaction from inflicting harm on another or receiving such harm oneself. “Sexual battery” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, “sexual battery” does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. “Sexual bestiality” means any sexual act between a person and an animal involving the sex organ of the one and the mouth, anus, or vagina of the other. “Simulated” means the explicit depiction of “sexual conduct,” as defined above, which creates the appearance of such conduct and which exhibits any uncovered portion of the breasts, genitals, or buttocks. Comment This instruction was adopted in 2007. 16. 11 POSSESSION OF MATERIAL INCLUDING SEXUAL CONDUCT BY A CHILD 827.071(5), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Possession of Material including Sexual Conduct by a Child, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Defendant) knowingly possessed a[n] [photograph] [motion picture] [exhibition] [show] [representation] [presentation]. 2. The [photograph] [motion picture] [exhibition] [show] [representation] [presentation] included, in whole or in part, sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age. 3. (Defendant) knew the [photograph] [motion picture] [exhibition] [show] [representation] [presentation] to include sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age. Definitions. “Sexual conduct” means actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, or sadomasochistic abuse; actual lewd exhibition of the genitals; actual physical contact with a persons clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such person is a female, breast, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of either party; or any act or conduct which constitutes sexual battery or simulates that sexual battery is being or will be committed. A mothers breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstances constitute sexual conduct. Give as applicable. “Deviate sexual intercourse” means sexual conduct between persons not married to each other consisting of contact between the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, or the mouth and the vulva. “Sadomasochistic abuse” means flagellation or torture by or upon a person, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained, for the purpose of deriving sexual satisfaction from inflicting harm on another or receiving such harm oneself. “Sexual battery” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, “sexual battery” does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. “Sexual bestiality” means any sexual act between a person and an animal involving the sex organ of the one and the mouth, anus, or vagina of the other. “Simulated” means the explicit depiction of “sexual conduct,” as defined above, which creates the appearance of such conduct and which exhibits any uncovered portion of the breasts, genitals, or buttocks. Comment This instruction was adopted in 2007. 18.3 FALSE INFORMATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT 837.055 Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of False Information to Law Enforcement, the State must prove the following five elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Name of law enforcement officer) was conducting a [missing person investigation] [felony criminal investigation]. 2. (Name of law enforcement officer ) was a law enforcement officer. 3. (Defendant) knew that (name of law enforcement officer) was a law enforcement officer. 4. (Defendant) knowingly and willingly gave false information to (name of law enforcement officer). 5. (Defendant ) intended to mislead (name of law enforcement officer) or impede the investigation. Definition. “Willfully” means intentionally, knowingly and purposely. Lesser Included Offenses No lesser included offenses have been identified for this offense. Comment This instruction was adopted in 2007. 21.7 GIVING FALSE NAME OR IDENTIFICATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ADVERSELY AFFECTING ANOTHER 901.36(2), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Giving False Name or Identification to Law Enforcement Officer Adversely Affecting Another, the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt. 1. ( Defendant) was [arrested] [lawfully detained] by a law enforcement officer. 2. (Defendant) [gave a false name] [falsely identified [himself] [herself]] in any way as (victim) to (name of officer or county jail personnel) . 3. At the time, (name of officer or county jail personnel) was [a law enforcement officer] [personnel of a county jail]. 4. (Victim) was adversely affected by the unlawful use of [his] [her] [name] [identification]. The court now instructs you that every (name of official position of [officer] [county jail personnel]) is [an officer] [personnel of a county jail] within the meaning of this law. In giving this instruction, do not refer to the [officer] [county jail personnel] by name. The instruction must state the class of officer or personnel to which the individual named in the charge belongs, e.g., sheriff deputy, correctional officer, booking officer. See Wright v. State, 586 So. 2d 1024 (Fla. 1991). Give if lawfully detained is charged . A person may be lawfully detained if the officer reasonably suspects that person violated or was about to violate the law. Lesser Included Offenses CATEGORY ONECATEGORY TWOFLA. STAT.INS. NO. CATEGORY ONE CATEGORY TWO FLA. STAT. INS. NO. Notice: Proposed jury instructions in criminal cases Violation of injunction 741.31(4) 8.16 for protection against domestic violence Comment See Seese v. State, 32 Fla. L. Weekly D824. This instruction was adopted in 1995 [657 So.2d 1152] and amended in 2007 [953 So. 2d 495] and 2007. 16.7 USE OF A CHILD IN A SEXUAL PERFORMANCE 827.071(2), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt: None The Committee invites all interested persons to comment on the proposals, reproduced in full below. Comments must be received by the Committee in both hard copy and electronic format on or before Monday, July 16, 2007. The Committee will review all comments received in response to the above proposals at its August 17, 2007 meeting and will consider proposed amendments based upon the comments received. Upon the approval of an instruction, the Committee will make a final recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court. File your comments electronically to [email protected], in the format of an MSWord document. In addition, mail a hard copy of your comments to: Judge Terrell D. Terrell, Chair, Standard Jury Instructions Committee in Criminal Cases, c/o Mr. Les Garringer, General Counsel’s Office, Office of the State Courts Administrator 500 S. Duval Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1900. 3.5(c) ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT § 777.03(1) (a), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of being an Accessory After the Fact, the State must prove the following [four][ five ] elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. A (felony alleged) was committed by (name of person committing felony). 2. After the (felony alleged) was committed , (defendant) [ maintained ] , [ assisted ] , or [aided or attempted to aid] gave any other aid to (name of person committing felony) . 3. At that time , (defendant) knew that (name of person committing felony) had committed the (felony alleged) . 4. (Defendant) did so with the intent that (name of person committing felony) avoid or escape detection, arrest, trial, or punishment. If the felony alleged is a third degree felony, give element #5. 5. (Defendant) was not related to (name of person committing felony) by blood or marriage as husband, wife, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, or sister. Define the felony alleged . If the felony alleged is child abuse, neglect of a child, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child under 18 years of age, or murder of a child under 18 years of age, it is a defense if the court finds that the defendant was a victim of domestic violence. See § 777.03(1)(b) Fla. Stat. It is not necessary for the State to prove that ( defendant’s) assistance was successful in allowing ( name of person committing felony) to avoid or escape detection, arrest, trial or punishment, nor is it necessary for the State to prove that ( name of person committing felony) was convicted. The intent with which an act is done is an operation of the mind and, therefore, is not always capable of direct and positive proof. It may be established by circumstantial evidence like any other fact in a case. Comment The degree and offense level of “Accessory After the Fact” depends on the severity of the underlying felony. Accordingly, lesser included offenses must be tailored depending on the felony alleged. In cases involving proof of knowledge by circumstantial evidence, see Bowen v. State 791 So. 2d 44 (Fla 2nd DCA 2001). This instruction was adopted in 1987 [508 So. 2d 1221] and amended in 2007. 3.3(d) AGGRAVATION OF A FELONY BY POSSESSION OF A [ FIREARM ] OR [ DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE ] [AND DISCHARGE][CAUSING [GREAT BODILY HARM][DEATH]] § 775.087(2), Fla. Stat. Give if applicable. If you find that (defendant) committed (felony listed in §775.087(2)(a)3, Fla. Stat.) and you also find beyond a reasonable doubt that during the commission of the crime, [he][she] discharged a [firearm][destructive device], and in doing so, caused [great bodily harm to][the death of] ( victim) , you should find the defendant guilty of (felony) with discharge of a [firearm][destructive device] causing [great bodily harm][death]. Give if applicable. If you find that (defendant) committed (felony listed in §775.087(2)(a)2, Fla. Stat.) and you also find beyond a reasonable doubt that during the commission of the crime, [he][she] discharged a [firearm][destructive device], you should find the defendant guilty of (felony) with discharge of a [firearm][destructive device]. If you find that (defendant) committed (felony listed in identified by 775.087(2) (a)1, Fla. Stat.) and you also find beyond a reasonable doubt that during the commission of the crime , the defendant [he][she] actually possessed [a firearm][a destructive device] , [a machine gun], you should find the defendant guilty of (felony) with (applicable firearm(s)/device) actual possession of a [firearm][destructive device] . Give applicable definitions contained in §§ 790.001(4), or 790.001(6), 775.087(2)(b), and 790.001(9), Fla. Stat. If you find only that (defendant) committed (felony), as identified in § 775.087(2), Fla. Stat.), but did not actually possess a (applicable firearm(s)/device) [firearm][destructive device], then you should find the defendant guilty only of (felony) without actual possession of a [firearm][destructive device] . A [“firearm”][“destructive device”] is legally defined as ( adapt from § 790.001(4) or § 790.001(6) Fla. Stat.). Give a or b or both as applicable. To “actually possess” a firearm means that the defendant a. carried a firearm on [his][her] person. or b. had a firearm within immediate physical reach with ready access with the intent to use the firearm during the commission of the crime. Comment This instruction was adopted in July 1992 and amended in 2007. 8.7(b) AGGRAVATED STALKING (Injunction Entered) § 784.048(4), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Aggravated Stalking, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. (Defendant) knowingly, willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly [followed] [harassed] [or] [cyberstalked] (victim) . Give 2a or 2b as applicable. 2. At the time of the [following] [harassing] [cyberstalking], a. an injunction for protection against [repeat] [sexual] [dating] [domestic] violence had been entered against (defendant) for the benefit of (victim) . b. a court had imposed a prohibition of conduct on (defendant) toward (victim) or (victim’s property) . 3. (Defendant) knew that the [injunction] [court-imposed prohibition of conduct] had been entered against [him] [her]. Definitions. “Harass” means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress in such person and serves no legitimate purpose. “Cyberstalk” means to engage in a course of conduct to communicate, or to cause to be communicated, words, images, or language by or through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication, directed at a specific person, causing substantial emotional distress to that person and serving no legitimate purpose. “Maliciously” means wrongfully, intentionally, without legal justification or excuse. Lesser Included Offenses Stalking 784.048(2) 8.6 False Name or ID to LEO 901.36(1) AGGRAVATED STALKING (Injunction Entered) — 784.048(4) Comment This instruction was adopted in 2007.last_img read more

Miami-Dade County needs a new judge

first_img December 1, 2012 Regular News M iami-Dade County needs a new judgeThe 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a Miami-Dade County Court vacancy resulting from the appointment of Eric Wm. Hendon to the circuit bench.Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org. The inclusion of a photograph is encouraged. Do not submit three-ring binders.A complete application and 10 copies must be delivered to Marva L. Wiley, JNC Chair, 9999 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 310, Miami Shores 33138 no later than 5 p.m., January 7. Applicants should note, however, that the office will be closed from December 24 through January 2 for the holidays and, thus, hand-delivered and couriered applications should not be delivered during that time.If you have submitted an application for any of the vacancies that closed on September 7, you may alternatively deliver a letter requesting the JNC consider your prior application. You must, however, submit two additional copies of your prior application on or before the deadline set forth above. Miami-Dade County needs a new judgelast_img read more

Reducing TV time may be an effective strategy for improving health and academic performance in teens

first_imgShare Share on Twitter Email Watching television for more than two hours a day increases the participation in other sedentary activities in adolescents, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.Adolescent obesity is a growing world health issue, and there are many factors in our modern lifestyles that contribute to becoming overweight or obese. One concern is the impact that children’s media has on the physical and mental health of young people. Many studies have argued that there is a relationship between television viewing and obesity in children and adolescents. It is also established that spending large amounts of time in sedentary activities is a risk for obesity, even in those who are fairly active.Television viewing is associated with obesity because people often snack on high fat and sugar foods whilst watching TV which leads to a calorie surplus and a reduction in fresh fruit and vegetable consumption. Additionally, excessive TV viewing reduces the time spent doing physical activity and reduces the resting metabolic rate. Previously, studies have shown that watching more than 2 hours of TV a day is associated with poorer health, visual difficulties, depression and anxiety. Until now, few studies have focused on the impact of television viewing on self-rated health, academic performance and participation in other sedentary activities in adolescents. Pinterestcenter_img Share on Facebook The study, conducted by researchers at Yonsei University, Korea involved questionnaire and interview responses from 1234 students in Lima, Peru. The results showed that adolescents spend the majority of their free time watching television, playing video games or on the internet but only 23.1% watched TV for more than 2 hours per day. Watching TV was related to increased video game participation in males and older adolescents and increased internet use in all participants. The results also revealed that TV viewing had a negative impact on health and academic performance. Although the adolescents in this study were all from a specific location, the results of this study are comparable to similar studies in the USA.Overall, the study shows that watching more than 2 hours of TV a day increases participation in sedentary activities such as video game and internet use. The results suggest that reducing the time adolescents spend watching TV could increase their participation in physical activity and improve their health and academic performance. LinkedInlast_img read more

The Tchenguiz formula

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Chart Industries to acquire VRV Group

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Pakistan Oxygen Limited collaborates with TrackAbout

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Petronas launches LNG virtual pipeline system solution

first_imgThe VPS solution delivers LNG using trucks fitted with cryogenic tanks to off-grid customers.It provides industries in Peninsular Malaysia that are not connected to the natural gas infrastructure with an option to switch to gas as an alternative form of cleaner energy.As part of the pilot phase, Petronas completed its first delivery of LNG to Continental Tyre Alor Setar Malaysia’s manufacturing plant earlier this month.“The introduction of the VPS solution forms a part of Petronas’ commitment to environmental sustainability and to drive the growth of natural gas usage in Malaysia,” said Adnan Zainal Abidin, Petronas’ Executive Vice-President and CEO of Gas and New Energy.“By creating an ecosystem and establishing the necessary infrastructure, we offer customers a cleaner and competitive form of energy to power their businesses.”last_img read more