Judges dealing with public defender shortage

first_img Local NewsCrime Judges dealing with public defender shortage Twitter Whenever someone is charged with a crime and they may not have the adequate funds to hire a lawyer for themselves, a justice of the peace or district judge will appoint them an attorney based on the nature of the crime and that attorney’s qualifications.However, 70th District Court Judge Denn Whalen said the courts are having a problem right now where there aren’t enough attorneys to appoint that meet the specific qualifications. Each judge has a list of attorneys they are able to appoint to each case, and each attorney is listed with what cases he is qualified to handle, such as misdemeanors, and the varying degrees of felony cases, third, second and first degree.Of the 38 attorneys judges are able to appoint for defendants, only 14 are qualified to handle first-degree felony cases.Whalen said that the judges have been able to manage the problem.“Sometimes you just have to appoint somebody that may not be actually on the first-degree felony list, but they’re willing to take it,” Whalen said. “As long as we feel like the lawyer is qualified, we can appoint anybody to it. We want to make sure that they have good representation.”The Ector County District Court and County Court Plan lists the qualifications lawyers must have to handle first-degree felony cases as having practiced law for at least five years and having experience as lead counsel in at least eight felony cases tried to verdict before a jury. For second-degree felony cases, lawyers must have only four years of law practice experience and been lead counsel for at least four felony cases.One possible solution to fix the issue of running out of qualified attorneys would be a public defender’s office, a county office separate from the judiciary providing counsel to indigent defendants. The first principle of a public defense system stated by the American Bar Association is that it must be independent, which is not the case in most of Texas, as the judiciary is in charge of the indigent defense system.David Carroll, Executive Director of the Sixth Amendment Center, a nonpartisan group providing assistance on criminal justice matters to state and local policy matters, said one of the benefits of a public defender’s office is specialization.“So if you have someone that is less qualified, but think could handle this, you could have that person sitting second-chair getting qualified under the supervision of someone who is qualified.”Carroll said there are some other possible problems presented by public counsel being overseen by the judiciary.“When that is the case, especially when judges are elected, there’s at least the appearance of a conflict and actual conflict,” Carroll said. “Because the defense attorney may take into consideration what they need to do to please the judge to get the next appointment, versus what it takes to please the client.”Doing what it takes to please the judge would include factors such as simply getting the client to plead out to the first deal handed down by the state.Whalen said there are some lawyers that are faster than others, and most cases end up being pleas. And there’s a reason for that, Whalen said, as he had around 550 cases indicted in his court last year.“Just do the math,” Whalen said. “You can’t try all of those cases.”Currently in Texas, there are only eight county public defender’s offices in Texas, of the 254 counties in the state.County Judge Ron Eckert said there’s been no discussion in his time of adopting a public defender’s office for the county since his time in office, but said he thinks there must have been some point in the past when commissioners decided not to implement one after weighing a cost-benefit analysis. Facebook Southern Style Potato SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Twitter Previous articleEarly voting begins MondayNext articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Only one candidate has experience admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By admin – May 13, 2018 Pinterest Facebook Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death WhatsApp Police searching for man connected to hit and run Home Local News Crime Judges dealing with public defender shortagelast_img read more

It’s Navy’s badger statue, but Wisconsin has grown attached

first_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 30, 2021 It’s Navy’s badger statue, but Wisconsin has grown attached Local NewsUS News Pinterest Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Previous articleCOVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis | Die Casting Equipment Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of over USD 0.78 billionNext articleAs California virus cases fall, more people than ever dying Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin badger statue that has served as a literal touchstone for so many Capitol building visitors that they’ve rubbed the finish off his nose could be headed to another den soon. Navy officials want the statue they loaned to the state more than 30 years ago back. But state historians aren’t letting it go without a fight. The badger is synonymous with Wisconsin. It was selected as the state’s official animal because lead miners in the state’s early days were said to burrow into the ground like badgers. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s athletic teams are known as the Badgers, the school’s mascot is a sassy badger named Bucky and an image of a badger adorns the state flag (although he looks more like a short-tailed beaver than a badger to the untrained eye). Replicas of badgers can be found throughout the state Capitol. But the Badger and Shield statue holds a special place of honor outside the governor’s office. The statue was crafted around 1899 from melted-down cannons taken from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, according to online travel guide Atlas Obscura. It was affixed to the USS Wisconsin battleship before World War I. It spent more than 60 years in a U.S. Naval Academy garden before the academy museum loaned it to Wisconsin in 1988 for a state historical society exhibition that coincided with the recommissioning of the second USS Wisconsin, which was built in Philadelphia. After the exhibition ended, the statue was put outside the governor’s Capitol office in 1989. It has stood there ever since. The building has been closed to the public for nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the statue has been a highlight of tours in recent years, with throngs of adults and children rubbing its nose for good luck. So many people have touched the nose that its bright brassy gleam stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the statue. State Department of Administration officials said the naval academy’s museum contacted them last March about returning the statue so that it could be displayed at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, where the second USS Wisconsin is now an exhibit. The Nauticus Museum is run by a nonprofit, not the Navy. Messages left at the museum weren’t returned. The naval academy museum extended the loan through mid-September due to COVID-19-related closures. Christian Overland, the head of the Wisconsin Historical Society, wrote a letter to Claude Berube, the naval academy museum’s director, in October asking for a two-year extension on the loan. Overland said the pandemic has driven up shipping costs and that the society uses the statue to help tell Wisconsin children about the state’s ship-making history and its role in Great Lakes commerce. “The children on the tours become very engaged and excited to learn more about the history of the ship industry in our state and in their communities,” Overland wrote. “It would be wonderful to continue telling and sharing stories of the U.S.S. Wisconsin and waterway history of our great state as we keep moving forward.” State Department of Administration spokeswoman Molly Vidal said that as of Monday, the state hadn’t heard back from the museum about extending the loan. Berube said in a phone interview Thursday that he never received the letter, but that the museum has to take back the statue. He noted that the original loan was for five years and has been repeatedly extended to more than 30 years. Berube said permanent loans no longer exist in the museum industry, and though he understands how Wisconsin feels, it’s now another organization’s turn to benefit from displaying the badger. He also noted that the academy museum had to return former President Jimmy Carter’s plebe uniform to his museum in 2019. “Loans are done in good faith,” he said. “I think it’s great that children have been able to see this badger while it was on loan. Now we’re trying to accommodate another facility that has also requested it. There will be a lot of children in the Norfolk area who will be able to enjoy it as well.” ——— Follow Todd Richmond on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trichmond1 Facebook TAGS  last_img read more

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Night’ game

first_img Pinterest Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Night’ game WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the Texas Lottery’s “Pick 3 Night” game were: 0-1-3, FIREBALL: 3 (zero, one, three; FIREBALL: three)center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Local NewsState WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Lotto’ gameNext articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Night’ game Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Global Respiratory Disease Testing Market Growth, Trends, and Forecasts Report 2020-2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Sisense Unveils Sisense Fusion, an AI-Driven Analytics Platform Designed to Make Data Analytics Simple,…

first_img Twitter Pinterest Facebook NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Sisense, the leading AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, today announced Sisense Fusion. Optimized to bring actionable intelligence to employees and customers, Sisense Fusion helps organizations infuse analytics everywhere, whether that is to provide more value to their customers, transform their business or generate new products and innovations. Sisense does this by going beyond the dashboard to allow users to build customized analytic experiences inside their customer and employee-facing applications for delivering analytics to people – when and where they need them. Gartner predicts, by 2025, data stories will be the most widespread way of consuming analytics and 75 percent of stories will be automatically generated using augmented analytics techniques.” 1 However, in a recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services survey commissioned by Sisense, only 24 percent of total respondents said they are even moderately successful in using analyzed data effectively 2. Many companies aren’t achieving the strategic benefits that they expect after making expensive data investments. A major hurdle for effective data-driven insights is that they are not provided in context or in easily consumable and actionable formats, making it difficult for decision-makers to take action. “Sisense empowers businesses, their partners and customers to infuse analytics everywhere, and act on their data at the right time, every time. For too long, users have been drowning in the complexity of data and don’t know what actions to take,” said Ashley Kramer, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Sisense. “We are removing these hurdles and delivering actionable intelligence where people work, in their applications, workflows and business process so they can focus on innovation and disrupt markets.” Shaul Shalev, Safety Analytics & Innovation Manager at Air Canada, a Sisense customer said, “Presenting relevant dashboards and stats to executive stakeholders is useful and important. But even better is providing access to actionable data to front-line employees empowering them to make immediate decisions. This improves safety in real-time for both passengers and flight staff.” Luma Health has rapidly advanced from startup to award-winning industry leader in digital health. With Sisense as their infused analytics platform, their teams are able to release new, timely offerings in a matter of weeks. Aditya Bansod, Co-Founder and CTO of Luma Health said, “In times of crisis, people need insight they can act on immediately. The teams at Luma Health were able to use data from Sisense to analyze, recognize and address the unpredictable swings in patient behavior that the outbreak of COVID-19 and the release of the vaccines produced, harnessing and delivering timely insights directly to our providers.” “While self-service has been a positive development in data-driven decision making, organizations are now struggling with too many insights and too few well-informed actions,” said Doug Henschen, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. “Embedded analytics approaches not only save time, they ensure that curated analytics based on known, reliable data sources and relevant analyses are presented where they are needed, so users can make real-time decisions and take action.” (Complimentary Constellation report available here ). Sisense Fusion enhances every decision and empowers both customers and employees by providing actionable intelligence. Businesses can embed analytics into customer-facing applications to differentiate their products and improve the overall experience. Organizations can go beyond the dashboard by allowing all skill levels to analyze data and build customized experiences that are infused into workflows and processes. Sisense is unique in that it offers businesses the analytic building blocks they need to accelerate time to insights and taking action on insights, including:A unique, high-performing elastic engine to simplify complex data and analysisA highly extensible platform with best-in-class APIs for limitless customization to build a personalized analytic experienceA cloud-native architecture for scale and flexibilityAI out-of-the-box to automate actionable intelligence to anyone when and where they need it To learn more about Sisense Fusion, please visit our official product page. 1 Gartner, Top 10 Trends in Data and Analytics, 2020, May 11, 2020, Rita Sallam 2 Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Pulse Report Commissioned by Sisense, to be published February 2021 About Sisense Sisense goes beyond traditional business intelligence by providing organizations with the ability to infuse analytics everywhere, embedded in both customer and employee applications and workflows. Sisense customers are breaking through the barriers of analytics adoption by going beyond the dashboard with Sisense Fusion – the highly customizable, AI-driven analytics cloud platform, that infuses intelligence at the right place and the right time, every time. More than 2,000 global companies such as GitLab, UiPath, Tinder, Nasdaq, GE, Rolls Royce and Philips Healthcare rely on Sisense to innovate, disrupt markets and drive meaningful change in the world. Ranked as the No. 1 Business Intelligence company in terms of customer success, Sisense has also been named one of the Forbes’ Cloud 100, The World’s Best Cloud Companies, five years in a row. Visit us at www.sisense.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005034/en/ CONTACT: Melissa Sheridan, Public Relations 415.609.6875 [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Sisense Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005034/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Sisense Unveils Sisense Fusion, an AI-Driven Analytics Platform Designed to Make Data Analytics Simple, Scalable and Actionable TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleU.S. Drone Maker Skydio Selected for Final Integration in the U.S. Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance ProgramNext articleWilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service® Reports Second Best Quarter in More Than a Decade Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Adamas Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Follow-on Public Offering

first_img WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous article050319 OHS Socorro Baseball_14Next articleNUGGETS: Now Faith Digital AIM Web Support Adamas Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Follow-on Public Offeringcenter_img EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADMS), a company dedicated to developing and delivering medicines that make a meaningful difference to people affected by neurological diseases, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 12,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $4.40 per share. All of the shares in the offering are being sold by Adamas. The gross proceeds of the offering to Adamas, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, are expected to be $55.0 million, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option. Adamas has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,875,000 shares of its common stock offered in the public offering. The offering is expected to close on March 1, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. SVB Leerink and William Blair are joint bookrunning managers for the offering. JMP Securities is lead manager for the offering. The securities described above are being offered by Adamas pursuant to a shelf registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, which will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained, when available, from: SVB Leerink LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, by telephone at (800) 808 7525, ext. 6105, or by email at synd[email protected]; or William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attention: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, telephone: 1-800-621-0687, or by email: [email protected] This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. At Adamas our vision is clear – to deliver innovative medicines that reduce the burden of neurological diseases on patients, caregivers and society. We are a fully integrated company focused on growing a portfolio of therapies to address a range of neurological diseases. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to Adamas’ expectations regarding the completion of the public offering. These statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those projected. Adamas cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the closing of the offering is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Risks and uncertainties relating to Adamas and its business can be found in the “Risk Factors” section of Adamas’ Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on February 23, 2021, and in the preliminary prospectus supplement related to the public offering filed with the SEC on February 24, 2021. Adamas undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in Adamas’ expectations, except as required by law. Source: Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006216/en/ CONTACT: Media: Sarah Mathieson Vice President, Corporate Communications 510-450-3528 [email protected] Investors: Peter Vozzo Managing Director Westwicke/ICR 443-213-0505 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY GENERAL HEALTH HOSPITALS HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL SOURCE: Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:16 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:16 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006216/en Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Pinterestlast_img read more

Freedom Party

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Celebrate Freedom Party.jpg The Copper Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave., has scheduled an Independence Day “Celebrate Freedom” Party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. There will be lots of food, fun and live entertainment. Admission is free. Local News Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img TAGS  Facebook Freedom Party Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleECISD trustees to consider changing name of Falcon ECHSNext articleGOLF: Quarter Century Partnership Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

first_img Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters Previous articleTwo UBS Private Wealth Advisors Named to Forbes/SHOOK Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ListNext articleCMT’s New Report Confirms Increasing Appetite for Connected Insurance in Europe Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 center_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter An anti-coup protester stands next to images of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a street march in Mandalay, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army’s seizure of power on Feb. 1. Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld Newslast_img read more

Early voting

first_img WhatsApp Early voting Early voting begins April 19 for the Ector County Independent School District and The Ector County Hospital District.Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19-23 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26-27 at the Ector County Courthouse Annex, room 104, 1010 E. Eighth St.For sample ballets or more information, visit www.co.ector.tx.us/page/ector.Elections or www.sos.state.tx.us.Contact the elections office if you are unsure of your voting status at the Ector County Election Office, 1010 E. Eighth St., or call 432-498-4030. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter Local NewsElectionsGovernment Pinterest Previous articleGALLERY: Jacks vs WarriorsNext articleHART: We need self-control, not gun control Odessa American WhatsApp By Odessa American – April 4, 2021 last_img read more