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  • Reversal: Wife Was Wrongly Denied Protective Order Hearing

    first_imgThe Indiana Court of Appeals likewise determined the hearing “did not meet the minimum requirements of Indiana Code section 34-26-5-9 and that the trial court erred when it did not allow Wife to testify, present evidence, and call witnesses before denying her petition.” Judge Margret Robb, writing for the panel, relied on Essany v. Bower, 790 N.E.2d 148 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003) to support reversal of N.E.’s protective order petition.The case was, thus, remanded for a new hearing, so the COA declined to determine whether N.E. had met her burden of proving that domestic violence occurred. However, the appellate court agreed with N.E. and the amici that the denial of the PO based on the no-contact order was “wrongly based on the existence of a pending criminal court order and not on the merits of [Wife’s] allegations.”“Furthermore, we remind the trial court that a protection order and a criminal no-contact order are not interchangeable, and that a criminal no-contact order cannot provide Wife all the relief that a protection order can,” Robb wrote.Finally, noting Indiana’s Civil Protection Order Act does not require a respondent to be present before ordering an eviction, the appellate court ordered the trial court on remand to consider whether the additional relief N.E. sought — including attorney fees and expenses related to the violence — should be granted. A woman alleging domestic violence at the hands of her husband will have another chance to make her case for a protective order against him after the Indiana Court of Appeals ordered a trial court to conduct a new hearing.In N.E. v. L.W., 18A-PO-2514, wife N.E. filed a petition for protective order against her husband, L.W., alleging physical and verbal abuse on four occasions between December 2017 and August 2018. The alleged abuse included L.W. grabbing N.E. by the neck, throwing her, knocking over furniture and intimidating the couple’s granddaughter, prompting their 12-year-old grandson to call police.Rather than granting or denying the petition ex parte, the Marion Superior Court set the matter for a hearing and encouraged N.E. to seek counsel regarding a divorce. N.E. was not permitted to present evidence or testimony during the hearing, and the trial court denied her motion after learning that a no-contact order had been issued in a criminal matter involving L.W.N.E. also asked the court to evict L.W. from her home, but the court likewise declined that motion because he was already subject to the no-contact order, and because he was not present at the hearing. Instead, the court told N.E. to put her estranged husband’s belonging in boxes, give the boxes to family members “and just be done with it.” If L.W. tried to return to the house, the judge told N.E. to call the police.N.E. appealed, and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Battered Women’s Justice Project filed amici briefs in favor of a “fair and full hearing on the merits of a petition for a protective order … .” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img Marilyn Odendahl forwww.theindianalawyer.comlast_img read more

  • Tregroes doubles waffle capacity after investment

    first_imgWelsh business Tregroes Waffles is to expand its product range and increase capacity following a six-figure investment.The investment from the Development Bank of Wales has enabled the firm to acquire an additional waffle production line that was purchased overseas and refurbished in Holland. This will enable Tregroes to increase production from 4,000 waffles an hour to at least twice this rate.The line will also enable the Llandysul-based company to produce different-sized waffles, which will come into production late next year.Tregroes said the funding would help it meet the strong and growing demand for its waffles from supermarket chains and wholesalers.“The market in the UK is growing fast for the taste of our waffles and we already supply many outlets all over the UK, including prestigious accounts in London and a number of national supermarket retailers,” explained founder Kees Huysmans, who is from Holland and originally moved to Wales to become a farmer. “To be able to add this production capacity to the bakery, is an exciting and proud moment, which will create a great foundation for the future.”The Development Bank of Wales described Tregroes as a well-respected business with a growing national customer list.“Quick access to finance was key to allow the company to purchase a bespoke piece of machinery to meet the fast-growing demands of new contracts,” said portfolio executive Richard Easton.“The Development Bank of Wales was created for businesses like Tregroes – to fund long-term growth finance as well as follow-on investment and additional working capital as the business grows.”The funding came from the Wales Business Fund, which was created to support businesses with fewer than 250 employees based in Wales and those willing to move there.last_img read more

  • Greggs looking at ways to reopen some of its stores

    first_imgGreggs is set to conduct trials with volunteers to determine how it can safely reopen its shops.It is understood the trial will begin in Newcastle, where Greggs is based, before being expanded more widely with a view to open all stores in July, dependent on government advice at that time.“We want to play our part in getting the nation back up and running again,” said a spokesperson for Greggs.“We are planning to conduct a limited trial with volunteers to explore how we can reopen our shops, with new measures in place that keep our colleagues and customers as safe as we can when we re-open at scale.”News of the plans come as a growing number of bakery businesses have reopened some stores after taking measures to protect staff and customers.Many chains closed down completely after the 20 March announcement that pubs, restaurants and cafés should shut to help delay the spread of coronavirus. However, food businesses were allowed to continue to trade.Like Birds of Derby and Bayne’s in Scotland, which have reopened shops in recent weeks, it is expected Greggs will introduce measures such as safety screens and find ways to encourage social distancing.Earlier this month, Greggs announced it had raised £150m through the government’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility scheme, which it said would meet the company’s liquidity needs for a “prolonged closure period”.In March, the company stated the closure of its sites would cost the business £5m a week. However, after seeing details of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and further examining its cost base, Greggs has dropped this figure to £3.5m per week until the end of June, then £4.5m from July onwards, including the cost of property rents, which it expects in future to pay monthly in advance.last_img read more

  • Kuwait Foundation awards $8.1M gift

    first_imgThe Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has given $8.1 million to Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to support the continuation of the Kuwait Program at HKS’s Middle East Initiative. The gift will be used to develop leaders with the capacity to address the many challenging public policy issues facing the region. It will also fund research on issues of vital importance in the area, such as education, energy, and water.The gift extends a relationship between HKS and KFAS that began in 2000, when KFAS made a grant to support visiting specialists on the Gulf region, faculty research on Kuwait and the Gulf, customized executive education programs, and executive education fellowships. Since then, the Kuwait Program has provided support for 32 research grants; hosted visiting scholars on Harvard’s campus; conducted 13 customized executive education programs graduating 332 alumni; and granted 83 executive education fellowships, allowing participants from Kuwait to train not only at HKS but also at Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Graduate School of Education.The current grant will support, over a period of five years, a number of initiatives including a visiting scholars program; fellowships for students from the region interested in master’s degrees in public policy or public administration; faculty research; and executive education fellowships in existing programs and customized executive education programs. It will help the Middle East Initiative, part of the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, to further expand its support for research and leadership development in the region.“Through the Kuwait Program, the Kennedy School will deepen its engagement with the Gulf region and help educate leaders who will make a lasting impact in the area and throughout the world,” says David T. Ellwood, dean and Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy at HKS. “We are grateful for the gift to support the program and the many vital projects it advances.”“We hope it will also promote a much more intensive exchange among our students and the young people of the Middle East at a time of reform and hope in the region,” said Nicholas Burns, Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations at HKS. File photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer“This important program will continue an ongoing relationship between the Kuwait Foundation and Harvard Kennedy School,” says Adnan Shihab-Eldin, director general of KFAS. “The program we are about to launch will build on previous success, expanding the scope to include a new visiting scholars program and fellowships for outstanding emerging leaders.”Nicholas Burns, Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations at HKS, says, “We are grateful for the Kuwait Foundation’s confidence in our expanding Middle East program. This generous gift will broaden our capacity to engage in research, executive education, and teaching on the Middle East and to bring leaders from throughout the region to our School. We hope it will also promote a much more intensive exchange among our students and the young people of the Middle East at a time of reform and hope in the region.”Harvard Kennedy School maintains an abiding commitment to advancing the public interest by training skilled, enlightened leaders and solving public problems through world-class scholarship and active engagement with practitioners and decision-makers. The School offers the depth, reflection, insight, and excellence of ideas and teaching that can shape future leaders, affect public policies, and make an impact on people and their daily lives.last_img read more

  • Towns, Juzang guide men’s basketball past Brown, 65-58

    first_imgEarning a regular season sweep of Brown, Harvard men’s basketball tallied a 65-58 victory over the Bears on Friday at Lavietes Pavilion. With last night’s win, the Crimson remain in a tie for first place in the Ivy League standings.Harvard closes its home stretch with a visit from Yale tonight (Feb. 17) at 9:30. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.In Friday’s game, sophomore Seth Towns led all scorers with 24 points, while classmate Christian Juzang netted a career-best 21 points. A third sophomore, Chris Lewis, scored eight points to go with 10 rebounds.Harvard (13-11, 8-1 Ivy) entered the break with a 27-25 over Brown (11-11, 4-5 Ivy), as Juzang scored 13 first-half points, including a trio of 3-pointers. The Crimson extended its advantage to eight, 23-15, after a triple from Towns, but the Bears fought back to make it a two-point game entering the intermission.A back-and-forth second half was tied with 4:19 to go at 51-51, but Harvard responded with five straight points to regain control after a hook from Lewis and a three from Towns. The Crimson connected on seven late free throws to secure the win, as the team outscored Brown 14-7 over the final four minutes.The win over Brown was Harvard’s fourth in a row, and the Crimson improves to 7-1 at home this season. For a full schedule and more information, visit the website.Crimson forward Seth Towns ’20 corrals a rebound. Towns scored 24 points to lead all scorers. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe Crimson women’s basketball win over Brown, 86-74, on Friday can be viewed online.last_img read more

  • Back to Bare Metal with Dell EMC and Ironic

    first_imgWhy Bare Metal?As the world makes progress towards Software Defined Everything with virtualization, abstraction and containerization. Bare Metal management is becoming the center of attention. That means consumers can deploy platforms, like vSphere, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and direct bare metal workloads. Bare metal is primarily used for automated hardware lifecycle management and configuration at the data center, edge and remote sites. This allows automating the infrastructure in a uniform, consistent manner across all sites.In addition to making the infrastructure easier to consume, operate and manage, bare metal deployments provide advantages with the performance, resource utilization, costs and even regulatory compliance of the data center. In fact, Dell & AT&T are working with the Airship community to add support for bare metal management by Airship utilizing IronicWhere does Ironic fit in?“We live in an API-driven world,” says Julia Kreger at the Open Infrastructure Summit, Denver, April 2019, while announcing OpenStack Foundation’s Bare Metal Program, Ironic.Ironic allows users to manage the end to end lifecycle of bare metal infrastructure just as if they are managing virtual machines. The adoption of Ironic is growing at a rapid scale with a quarter of all OpenStack deployments relying on it. Dell EMC Hardware enables many of the production deployments to host cloud applications and container frameworks like Kubernetes on bare metal infrastructure. In addition, OpenStack TripleO (OpenStack-on-OpenStack) and Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) director (OSPd) utilize Ironic for OpenStack cloud deployment on bare metal.Ironic is important for Edge Computing user stories because, Edge Computing requires a small foot print and the ability to manage and deploy application instances over WAN networks.  The new features added in the Train release, get us that much closer to being able to manage zero or low touch remote deployments. – Beth Cohen, OpenStack Foundation Edge User Group and DMTS – NFV/SDN Network Product Strategy, Verizon Business GroupDell EMC and IronicMillions of compute cores worldwide are managed using OpenStack Ironic and Dell EMC remains a popular infrastructure/NFVi choice.Dell EMC has been a supporter of OpenStack and the Ironic project since it’s conception phase. We ensure that Dell EMC servers support all the relevant Ironic drivers: IPMI, Redfish and iDRAC. iDRAC drivers are embedded within every Dell EMC PowerEdge server and provide functionality that helps IT administrators deploy, update and monitor the serves anywhere, anytime. Starting from OSP 13, Dell EMC servers are the first to be certified for Red Hat Open Stack Bare Metal.Our latest releases are industry-leading to ensure that we stay current with OpenStack.Figure 1 shows a 10 node stack based architecture, using Dell EMC servers that support Ironic.With the OpenStack Train release, Dell EMC has included:An update to the latest iDRAC driver for R640, R740, R740xd, DSS9100Support for the latest 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable ProcessorsSupport for PowerEdge Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) controller as a RAID controllerInclude PERC H740PTransition to a Hybrid driver with Redfish/WSMan driver, including support for Redfish OOB introspection, power and management interfacesImprovements to RAID interface, improved queue management, improved robustnessIronic maintains third-party CI which tests all proposed code changes against vendors’ supported drivers and hardware. Dell EMC is #1 in Converged Infrastructure and is running Ironic third-party CI on PowerEdge and Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) servers. We have the most comprehensive driver coverage – testing IPMI, Redfish and iDRAC on both UEFI and BIOS boot modes. Dell EMC at the OIS Summit, ShanghaiJoin us at Open Infrastructure Summit in Shanghai this week! We will be in Gold Hall booth #SL3 sharing how Dell Technologies can accelerate your OpenStack Solutions. We will have experts on hand to talk about how our Ironic solutions can help your business grow.Can’t be at the event? We have documentation that provides more information on managing. Check out our Telco Service Provider Solutions and see how Dell Technologies has infinite solutions from the core to the edge to help you on your journey to 5G.last_img read more

  • Building a culture of security

    first_img continue reading » We all hear about cyber security a lot. It’s constantly in the news; one company after another becomes victim to an attack, recently some of the biggest names in business included—Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal app, Panera Bread, Boeing and the City of Atlanta. If these companies are susceptible, how are the rest of us supposed to ensure we are secure? To me, one of the big ways we can protect ourselves is to build a culture of security within our organizations.What does this mean?Building a culture of security starts with finding a way to communicate security and the existing threats between the IT and executive teams, and the rest of the employees. This can pose a big challenge. To many people, technology and cybersecurity are intimidating. People are afraid of and uncomfortable branching into things that are unknown or new to them.1. Get staff buy-in.One of the easiest ways to simplify that communication is to put yourself in your employees’ shoes and answer the following questions: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • The number of hotel investments in this part of Europe will continue to grow strongly in the coming years

    first_imgAdria Hotel Forum, the largest and only international hotel and investment conference in Southeast Europe, ended yesterday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Zagreb, where it reunited all relevant actors, including international experts, presidents and board members of the largest regional and global hotel companies, ministers , investors, institutional representatives, financial institutions, consultants, architects, lawyers and other professionals. On the other hand, the audience included prominent international hotel owners and investors, representatives of world management and hotel companies, as well as experts in the field of finance and consulting. The offer and investment opportunities in Belgrade, Ljubljana and Zagreb were then discussed Thomas Emanuel, director of STR as panel leader, David Jenkins, Vice President of Business Development at Radisson Group, Joseph Jutt Ferlan, President of the Management Board of Zagreb City Hotels and cluster manager for Hilton hotels in Zagreb, and Živorad Vasić, general manager at IHG. All three cities have a bright future, it was concluded, investments are being made in them and will continue to be invested. More needs to be done on infrastructure, such as increasing the number of direct flights in Croatia to make Zagreb more accessible. They then presented their new brands to conquer the market Ivona Meissner, Director of Hotel Development of the Central Europe Hotel Group BWH (Aiden), Frank Reul, Eastern European Development Manager for AccorHotels (greet), then Jordi Sanchis, Director of Development of Southern, Eastern and Central Europe in the Melia Group (INNside), Werner Bilgram, director of the Austrian company Family Select Hotels (Kinderhotels), and Milena Brajović and Mojca Ložar, managers of IHG (voco). Each of them explained the characteristics of their new brands, and the audience voted to choose “greet”, ie the brand of an economic hotel for traveling with family and friends, which is offered when renovating existing hotels. They are all very ambitious and have announced an increase in the number of hotels under these new brands in the next few years. He led the discussion on the challenges in choosing the model of hotel operations Branko Bogunović, a partner in Hotel & Destination Consulting. He was with him Joep Peeters, senior vice president for franchise and ownership of the EMEA region at the Radisson hotel group. They talked about franchises of famous brands and how to present them to investors. Namely, there are strong changes in the hotel market, so the advantages of hotel branding are explained. Radisson has announced expansion in the region, especially in larger cities and resorts on the coast. The critical factors of the lease agreement, as well as its opportunities, challenges and threats, were then discussed Marc Finney, Head of Hotel and Resort Consulting Office at Colliers International, Nikola Avram, President of the Management Board of Alpha Hotel Management, Elias Hayek, partner and leader in Global Hospitality and Leisure – Squire Patton Boggs, Nicolas Horky, transaction manager for Europe at Principal Real Estate Europe and Hylko Versteeg, Senior Vice President for Southern Europe Development at IHG. They talked about branded residences and their potential on the market of this region afterwards Ružica Herceg, partner in Hotel & Destination Consulting, Daniel Barloewen, Regional Senior Director of Mixed-Usse Development Europe at Marriott, Evgenios Dendrinos, director of real estate business in the company Temes – Costa Navarino, Alexander Yakovlev, head of real estate business at Allea Group Cyprus and Igor Kanjuh from the Zagreb management of Erste Bank. While in other countries branded resorts are already known and common, they are a relatively new product on the Croatian tourism market, with great potential for expansion in the future. Well-known world luxury brands have been present in this country for years, in which investors from all over the world invest heavily, and will continue to do so because the interest in this attractive country is not waning. In addition to its natural beauty, the incentives offered to investors by the Montenegrin Government are also highlighted. Davidović explained that the benefits for investors remain in the future, and that they are different for certain parts of the country. For example, in Podgorica, the state only supports the opening of five-star hotels. They have results, a hundred hotels have been opened in the last three years alone. Plans are numerous, but the main limit is a relatively short coast, so Montenegro is already considering supporting investors who would invest in the northern part, or in opening ski resorts in the mountains that cover most of Montenegrin territory. The last panel of the first day was called Focus on MAK – Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo, countries that have decided to develop tourism. The panel led Takuya Aoyama, vice president of acquisition and development at Hyatt International, and discussed Visar Bytyqi, Advisor to the Board of Directors of HIB Corporation, Ardiana Sokoli, Vice President of Balfin Group, Elvis Toci from ADXA Property i Dejan Knezovic, owner of the law firm Knezović & partners. How to find a balance between good and affordable design and a limited budget they discussed Alessandro Tedesco, Chief Operating Officer of FEBC International and Lucija Ivas, owner of the Forel project from Zagreb. Tedesco said there are no general rules, because it all depends on the state and even the region in which it is invested. He pointed out that the budget cannot be limited, but realistic. In order to achieve this, it is necessary for the investor to surround himself with a professional team of designers, consultants and contractors who will offer realistic frameworks, ie determine the realistic amount of the budget and construction deadlines. In addition, good planning is important for a successful investment. RELATED NEWS: ADRIA HOTEL FORUM: INVESTORS HAVE GREAT INTEREST IN INVESTMENTS IN CROATIA AND MONTENEGRO In the next five years, Montenegro plans to solve a major challenge, which is to reduce high seasonality, and become a member of the European Union, which, they believe, will bring them more new investments. Borivoj Vokrinek, partner, strategic advisor and EMEA research leader at Cushman & Wakefield, was a panel moderator discussing branded resorts, their strengths and weaknesses. They were with him Alan Mantin, Director of Southern European Development at Hilton, Dilek Sezer, Development Director for Southern and Eastern Europe at Accor HotelServices, Philip Rietz, portfolio strategy manager at tour operator TUI in Hanover and Jordi Sanchis, manager for Eastern and Southern Europe at the Spanish company Melia. All of them in turn highlighted the benefits of their brands that they offer to hotel investors and their expansion plans. They concluded that in this part of Europe the trend of growth in the number of branded resorts will continue. They all highlighted the potential of their countries, with the general conclusion that they do not want to be perceived as part of the Balkans with political instabilities. They have huge potential, especially Albania with 400 kilometers of coastline, and are a real opportunity for investors. And their governments are preparing with subsidies for foreign investors to attract them, and their main task now is to build infrastructure, especially airports and highways that will connect them with neighboring countries. After years of dealing with their own problems, all three countries are ready for strong tourism development, and at the same time for well-known international hotel management brands. They discussed how they recognize a good investment opportunity, how they research local conditions and laws, and other things that are important for starting an investment or negotiation. Foreign investors consider Croatia beautiful and attractive because of tourism, but difficulties are still being found, such as confusing land registers and unknowns about the valuation of tourist land. The message from foreign investors to local entrepreneurs is that they need to have a clear idea of ​​what they want to sell, without hidden information. The last panel at this year’s conference Adria Hotel Forum was dedicated to Montenegro, and the topic was “Can the market submit such an offer or is it already saturated in the luxury segment”. The moderator was Milovan Novakovic, general manager for Colliers International in Montenegro, and representatives of large investments in that country spoke Marc CA de Ruijter, general manager of The Chedi Luštica Bay project, Brennon Nicholas, Director of Sales and Marketing for Porto Montenegro, and State Secretary at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Tourism Damir Davidović. On the panel on the topic of negotiations for the purchase / sale of hotels, the moderator was Frederic Le Fichoux, a partner in Cushman & Wakefield, and participated Martin Edsinger, manager at KSL Capital, Gregor Famira, an international partner in the hotel company CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz i Oleg Uskokovic, Varaždin lawyer, owner of the investment company Auctor. last_img read more

  • Driving commuters round the bend

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