Apple Watch fall detection sends paramedics to the rescue when San Francisco e-biker hit by car – 9to5Mac

– Jan. 10th 2020 9:56 am PT

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Apple Watch Series 4 and later include a built-in fall detection feature. It’s turned off by default if you’re under 65, but anyone can turn it on from the Watch app on the iPhone.

The feature works by intelligently detecting when a sudden fall occurs, automatically calling emergency services if the person doesn’t dismiss the alert within one minute of falling. If the person’s emergency contact information is filled out, that contact will be notified with a text message and a map of the watch’s location at the time of the fall.

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An Airline Required a Woman to Take a Pregnancy Test to Fly to This U.S. Island – WSJ

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Airline Forces Passenger to Take Pregnancy Test Before Flying to US Territory

Midori Nishida, a Japanese citizen, was boarding a flight to the U.S. territorial island of Saipan in the Pacific when she was pulled to the side by airline staff. The Hong Kong Express Airways staff told her she needed to take a pregnancy test if she wanted to board. The test was in response to the island’s reputation as a destination for women who want to give birth on U.S. territory, making them eligible for American citizenship. Pregnant foreigners aren’t barred from the U.S., but immigration authorities can turn away visitors if they’re found to be lying or come to the U.S. planning to have a medical procedure.  The Wall Street Journal

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Virginia Capital on Edge as F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Neo-Nazis Before Gun Rally – The New York Times

The Marshall Project:
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FBI agents Thursday arrested three men suspected of being part of a neo-Nazi group who discussed traveling with weapons to a pro-gun rally next week in VirginiaTHE NEW YORK TIMES More:Operating in Maryland and Delaware, they reportedly call themselves part of “The Base,” a group federal counterterrorism officials are now watching closely. USA TODAY Related: Judge upholds governor’s ban on guns outside rally. THE WASHINGTON POST
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Review: AirPods Pro — wireless earphones with noise cancellation – iPhone J.D.

Jeff Richardson:
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Jeff provides a comprehensive review of the AirPods Pro by comparing and contrasting the new device with Apple’s earlier AirPods.
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At $249, they are more expensive than the $159 AirPods (which you can currently get from Amazon for only $129) and the $199 AirPods with wireless charging case (which you can currently get from Amazon for only $169).  You get two things for the extra cost.  First, you get a case with wireless charging, just like the $199 version of the AirPods.  Second, you get noise cancellation.

NYSBA | The NYS Legislature and the Red Scare of 1920 – with Hank Greenberg

MIRANDA WARNINGS • EPISODE 6
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Hank Greenberg, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and president of the New York State Bar Association, takes the past very seriously. He talks to David about the 1920 New York State Legislature’s refusal to seat five duly elected Socialist party members, the reaction of the organized bar and the lessons it holds for today.
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Crosstown traffic: SCOTUS considers ‘Bridgegate’ prosecutions–ABA Journal

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“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

That was the now-infamous 2013 email that launched “Bridgegate,” when three officials schemed to shut down two of three access lanes from the New Jersey city into the toll plaza for the George Washington Bridge into New York City. The scheme was payback against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for refusing to endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for re-election that year.

The four-day shutdown caused massive traffic jams in Fort Lee, as the officials expected, slowing commuters, school buses and emergency vehicles.

One official pleaded guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges and turned prosecution witness against the other two, who were convicted of wire fraud, federal-program fraud and conspiracy charges. Those officials are Bridget Anne Kelly, who was a deputy chief of staff to Christie, and William E. Baroni Jr., the deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the bi-state agency that operates bridges and tunnels in the New York City area.

The Supreme Court took up Kelly’s appeal, and her lawyers argue that she was convicted essentially for having ulterior political motives.

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NYSBA | Networking, Marketing, and Ethics: What You Need to Know–NYSBA JOURNAL

By Carol Schiro Greenwald

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It’s a myth that the NYS Rules of Professional Conduct curtail ethical business development activities. They actually encourage truthful, transparent, knowledge-focused marketing initiatives. As the Preamble to the Rules states:

A lawyer should further the public’s understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because, in a constitutional democracy, legal institutions depend on popular participation and support to maintain their authority.

Lawyers are tasked with the responsibility to educate the public to recognize legal problems, and select lawyers intelligently. Advertising can be used to educate and attract business. [Rule 7.1, Comments 2,3]

Networking is the primary marketing technique lawyers use to build personal relationships that help them achieve their economic, social and emotional goals. Networking provides an opportunity for potential clients to see, talk to and get a sense of a lawyer before they engage the person to handle personal or business issues of major importance.

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