Tan nominated to Massachusetts Juvenile Court

first_imgGov. Deval Patrick ’82 has nominated Gloria Tan, a clinical instructor at HLS’s Criminal Justice Institute, to a seat on the Massachusetts Juvenile Court.  A leading national authority in the field of juvenile justice, Tan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the juvenile bench in Massachusetts.As a judge on the Juvenile Court, Tan will rule on cases regarding delinquency, children in need of services, care and protection petitions, cases in which an adult contributes to the delinquency of a minor, adoption, guardianship, termination of parental rights proceedings, and youthful offender cases.Currently, Tan teaches and supervises law students who represent indigent adults and youth in criminal and delinquency proceedings. Prior to joining CJI, Tan served as a public defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Boston, as well as an attorney for CPCS’s Youth Advocacy Division.On Sunday, the students presented their model policies and participated in a discussion with Dean Minow. “After the presentations, we had an utterly fascinating conversation with the panelists that lasted about an hour longer than we had scheduled,” said Daniel Doktori ’13, an organizer of the event and one of the dean’s liaisons to the Harvard Innovation Lab. “This was a great example of Dean Minow’s commitment to alternative methods of legal education and her support of student-led initiatives.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Brazilian Army Modernizes Helicopters, Reinforces Aerial Mobility

first_imgAfter workers complete the updates, the Armed Forces will redesignate the helicopters as AS 365 K2-Super Panteras. The third helicopter to be modernized was delivered to ground forces on December 21st, and will join the aircraft at the Army 2nd Air Battalion (BAvEx) in the city of Taubaté in São Paulo. “The result, from the Army Aviation point of view, is that the rebuilt helicopters and the modernized ones are equal and standardized and provide the same performance,” CCOMSEx said. The Army considers the Pantera helicopters to be “general use” aircraft because the Armed Forces can deploy them in a variety of missions, such a search and rescue operations and for border patrols. In 2015, the new helicopters performed some of these missions, and completed 1,000 flight hours in October. Four new aircraft will be delivered in 2016 To increase the helicopters’ power, workers installed ARRIEL 2C2CG model engines. The new engines are stronger and more fuel efficient, which means increased power, according to the Army’s Social Communications Center (CCOMSEx). The first two helicopters to be modernized were completely rebuilt, with each one receiving a completely new external structure, as well as updated systems and equipment. The remainder of the helicopters will not have their external structures replaced, though their systems and equipment are being updated with the same items as the rebuilt aircraft. The new autopilot equipment will reduce pilots’ workload. The autopilot allows the pilot to let the equipment do the work through much of the flight, but the pilot still needs to take control of the plane during critical moments, such as during take-off and landing. These renovations and upgrades are the result of an $88.29 million (349.35 million Brazilian reals) contract the government awarded to Brazilian company Helibras in 2009. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will renovate each of the 34 helicopters by 2021, when the contract expires. Helibras began to deliver the renovated vehicles in 2014, when it provided the first two Super Panteras. “We anticipate receiving four more units in 2016,” CCOMSEx explained. The AS 365 K-Pantera helicopters could only carry about eight service members because the weight of any more, along with that of the equipment on board, would make flying unsafe, according to CCOMSEx. “But now, with the new helicopters’ capacity, it is possible to transport nine service members and work in improved safety conditions.” “Greater power reverts to a greater useful load, meaning it is able to carry more weight. Before modernization, the Pantera could carry 4,150 kilograms. Now, it can carry 4,300 to 4,500 kilograms,” CCOMSEx added. The 2016 Olympics The night vision goggles enable service members to see with minimal illumination. This technology broadens the circumstances under which the Military can use the helicopters. The Military subjected the three renovated helicopters to a series of tests, known as the Technical-Operational Evaluation. During the evaluation, the Army conducted 150 missions in 12 Brazilian cities, testing in profoundly different environments throughout the country, such as the Amazon Rain Forest – which has a humid and rainy climate – and the landlocked center of the country, which is dry and hot. Brazil’s Army is modernizing its fleet of 34 AS 365 K-Pantera helicopters, which the Military has deployed since 1989. By Dialogo January 07, 2016 Renovating the helicopters increases their power by 40 percent and extends their usable life by 25 years. Workers are installing numerous upgrades to each vehicle, such as a digital autopilot, night vision equipment and cable cutters – a protection that helps service members avoid accidents in the event of being shocked by electrical wires. For example, the Military used the renovated helicopters to support service members who were participating in Operation São Francisco, during which the Army supported the 14-month pacification of Rio de Janeiro’s Maré favela complex. Authorities also anticipate using the Pantera helicopters during the 2016 Olympics, as these aircraft will be used during counter-terrorism activities under the Army Special Operations Command. HE WHO REJECTS DRUGS IS COURAGEOUS. HE WHO SUCCUMBS TO THEM IS COWARDLY. WHICH ARE YOU: COURAGEOUS OR COWARDLY? I must say that they deserve all the merit. Congratulations! I’m counting on you to take over Brazil!last_img read more

New Zealand to reap left-right benefit against India – Taylor

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) – New Zealand’s steady supply of left-handed batsmen will come in handy in today’s World Cup match against an Indian team without that variety in their top order, senior Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor said on the eve of the match.Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s injury has not only robbed India of a left-right pair at the top of their order but has also left the two-time champions without a southpaw in the top half of their batting.In contrast, New Zealand have three left-handers in their top six, including opener Colin Munro. “Obviously Shikhar is a big loss to India,” Taylor told reporters at Trent Bridge yesterday.“He and Rohit Sharma have a very good partnership, and I think they complement each other well because they’re right- and left-handed.“I think we’ve had a similar balanced side for a long time, and when you do have a right-left hand combination, it does put pressure in different ways on the bowling opposition.” Left-right combination forces bowlers to alter line and length while the fielding captain is also compelled to tinker with field settings every time the batsmen change ends.Taylor said such variety in the batting lineup was necessary to make the most of the World Cup grounds. “A lot of these grounds in the UK have a short boundary to one side, and if you’ve got two right-handers or two left-handers, you can’t exploit it as much.“It’s traditionally a short boundary here. If that is the case, then hopefully we can exploit it with the right- and left-handers.”A lot will depend on how New Zealand fare against the wrist-spin of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, but the 35-year-old Taylor reckoned the duo might bowl slightly more defensively at Trent Bridge. “Shorter boundaries can sometimes play in the minds of the spinners, one might spin a little bit more defensive, but with the weather around and so much uncertainty, we’ll just have to wait and see,” he said.The 2015 finalists have made a perfect start in their quest for a maiden World Cup title, winning their first three matches before the tournament was hit by poor weather, which has already resulted in three matches being either called off or abandoned.“I said at the start of the tournament that luck is going to play a part,” Taylor said.“England is a beautiful place, but it’s not famous for good weather. In saying that, there’s still a long way to go in this tournament. I’m sure there’s going to be rained out games that could have freaked us along the way.”last_img read more