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Honor 10 Lite with 6.2-inch Dewdrop display, Android Pie launched in India: Price, sale date

first_imgHuawei sub-brand Honor on Tuesday announced the Honor 10 Lite for the Indian market. The phone comes exactly a year after the launch of the Honor 9 Lite, which has been the company’s best-selling phone of 2018. Honor will hope to see a similar response from the Honor 10 Lite this year as the phone highlights a waterdrop display, AI-backed cameras and Android Pie, among other things.The Honor 10 Lite has been launched with a price starting at Rs 13,999 for the base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The company has also announced a 6GB + 64GB variant that is priced at Rs 17,999. The Honor 10 Lite is a Flipkart exclusive device and will go on sale on the e-commerce platform from January 20, 2019 at 12am. The device will also be available on Honor’s online store. Honor is also offering a Rs 2,200 cashback for Jio users as well.Honor 10 Lite specificationsThe Honor 10 Lite follows in the footsteps of past Honor phones by keeping design on priority. The Honor 10 Lite sports a glass-like curved panel on the back that is reflective and comes in three colours – a gradient Sky Blue colour, Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black. The phone also gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and vertically placed dual AI cameras. Up front, the Honor 10 Lite gets a 6.21-inch FHD+ Dewdrop display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This means the notch is small and shaped like a water droplet, offering less intrusion compared to typical notches. The Honor 10 Lite is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710 chipset coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. This is also the first Honor phone to get GPU Turbo 2.0 that promises to bring down jitter rate by 88 per cent to offer a seamless gaming experience. It gets a hybrid SIM slot that can take either two SIM cards or a Nano SIM and microSD card.advertisementThe Honor 10 Lite is heavily backed by AI and this is more explicit with the cameras. The dual AI cameras on the back includes a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera for depth sensing. The phone also gets a 24MP front-facing camera housed in the notch with AI support as well for Portrait support and Groupfies. With AI enabled, the camera will automatically detect a scene and tweak the setting depending on what it recognises. The rear camera can recognise over 20 categories while the front camera can recognise eight scenes. The rear camera also supports AIS (AI-based stability) and the camera app gets a dedicated Night mode as well.Honor’s new mid-range smartphone houses a 3,400mAh battery that charges over a microUSB port. Honor says the phone takes less than two hours to charge from zero to 100 per cent, which is apparently better than the Realme U1. The Honor 10 Lite is also the company’s first phone to ship with Android Pie with EMUI 9 on top, which brings features like HiVision, Digital Balance and new gesture navigation.ALSO READ | Honor 10 Lite quick review: A worthy successor to Honor 9 Lite?ALSO READ | Honor View 20 quick review: A hole new experience<br />last_img read more

Preseason Picks Evaluated

first_imgNCAA Football: Oklahoma at Oklahoma StateEverybody likes to get all fired up about preseason polls and the vast (and I mean vast) number of watch lists their teams’ players land on[1. And at this point if your team doesn’t have a player on a watch list then it actually probably is something to be concerned about].But as time, and the chart I’m about to show you, has shown, we know so little this time of year it’s not even worth getting excited about[2. The obvious exception being the preseason top 25 polls which, inexplicably tend to figure into final BCS standings].After they picked OSU to finish 4th in the conference yesterday (pretty reasonable, I might add) I wanted to see how well the media did historically at picking OSU and other Big 12 teams.My disclaimer is this: picking six teams (as was the case when the Big 12 had two divisions) is much easier than picking ten.Screen Shot 2012-07-20 at 11.15.21 AMThis chart shows how well the media did in their preseason picks against where that team finished at the end of the year. Obviously Baylor has been pretty easy to pick for many years because they always finished last and were always picked last. Kansas State is more of a wild card.Screen Shot 2012-07-20 at 11.16.16 AMThis shows the number of times the media have been off by three or more spots. Of the 11 times this has happened, six were because the media picked teams too high and five were because the media picked teams too low.Three of these happened last year which highlights how much more difficult it is to pick ten team than six. I expect this to increase a lot in the coming years.This last chart is the most intriguing to me.Screen Shot 2012-07-20 at 11.21.01 AMSo what this says is that Texas Tech is traditionally most underrated in the preseason by the media (followed by KSU and ISU) and Texas is traditionally the most overrated (surprise!).Oklahoma State is right in the middle and Baylor, again, is the easiest to pick.The scariest thing about this one, of the seven times OU was picked perfectly, five of those were when they were picked to finish 1st.Gulp.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

FOX SPORT NTL DVD FOR SALE

first_imgTFA are pleased to announce that people can now purchase copies of the 2006 NTL Open Finals package that was shown on Fox Sports, including the commentary and skills sections.With commentary from Australian Mens Open Coach Tony Trad and also Fox Sports commentator Steve Hart and then 3 fantastic finals, the DVD is a must-have!Credit must be given to each of the players involved in the matches, who all displayed excellent skill, agility, speed, teamwork and sportsmanship to help produce an extremely successful package.This DVD is available for just $20 (inc GST), with postage another $5.In addition, TFA are selling a DVD which contains the raw footage of each of the 3 Open Finals in full. This DVD does not contain any replays, close-ups, interviews or commentary…it is simply the raw footage taken from the tower camera during each of the 3 Open Finals, with the referees microphone in the background.While this DVD may not be professionally packaged, it will no doubt be an extremely useful resource for coaches, referees and players involved with the sport. It is also extremely good value, with all 3 finals on the one DVD!This DVD is available for $30 (inc GST), with postage another $5. To purchase either the package that appeared on Fox Sports or the raw footage package, contact Rachel at TFA on (02) 6285 2703 or media@austouch.com.aulast_img read more

Video: Johnny Manziel Kicked Out Of Nightclub After Fight

first_imgVideo of Johnny Manziel being tossed out of a night club.Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel cannot stay out of the headlines. Friday night, according to TMZ, Manziel was involved in a fight at Jewel Nightclub in Las Vegas just before a Drake performance was scheduled. Manziel was later kicked out of the club for the incident.Here’s more, via TMZ.Witnesses inside Jewel Nightclub at the Aria tell TMZ Johnny was in a VIP booth near the stage Friday night. Drake showed up for a surprise performance and club goers started to push and shove to get up front. Our sources say Johnny got pushed and turned and slugged the club goer.TMZ also obtained video of a small portion of the incident.Manziel appears to be struggling big time right now. Let’s hope he straightens his life out sooner rather than later.last_img read more

Best Parkas for Fall

first_img Keep Clean On the Go With the Sonny Portable Bidet Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Editors’ Recommendations How to Properly Polish Your Own Shoes 1. AllSaints 2. Uniqlo 3. Club Monaco 4. Topman 5. GANT Rugger 6. Volcom 7. H&M 8. Alpha Industriescenter_img We’re officially into the second week of fall and with unpredictable weather patterns more the norm than the exception today, there’s no better outerwear alternative than the all-purpose parka. Lightweight and slightly tented so you can layer and move in it, the classic military-style parka is the perfect item to throw over your weekday suit or casual Friday outfit for a rugged yet stylish statement. From left to right, eight great options for the season: AllSaints, $520; Uniqlo, $59.90; Club Monaco, $289; Topman, $200; GANT Rugger, $495; Volcom, $202.51; H&M, $69.95; Alpha Industries, $185. The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH last_img read more

MPs vote overwhelmingly to call on Pope again for residential schools apology

first_imgOTTAWA – Members of Parliament on all sides of the House of Commons voted Tuesday to extend a formal invitation to Pope Francis to apologize in person to Indigenous Peoples for decades of abuse meted out in residential schools across Canada.New Democrat MPs Charlie Angus and residential school survivor Romeo Saganash introduced the motion, which passed by a margin of 269-10. Cheers erupted for both MPs as they stood to vote; Angus held aloft a feather as his vote was acknowledged.“I’m very, very confident that Pope Francis will respond and I’m hopeful that the Catholic bishops in Canada will hear this message and say, ‘Yes, we have come to the table,” Angus told a news conference following the vote.Angus said he would “not lose any sleep” over the handful of MPs who voted against the motion, all of whom were Conservatives, and instead chose to focus on the “overwhelming response” from members of all political backgrounds.“This to me is an incredible outpouring of support and solidarity for the issues of reconciliation.”Among the 94 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a request for an apology — to be delivered in Canada by the pontiff himself — for the church’s role in the residential school abuse of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children. An estimated 150,000 of children were forced to attend the schools, many of which were operated by the Roman Catholic Church.But in March, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said that while the Pope acknowledged the commission’s findings and expressed regret for past wrongs, he “felt he could not personally respond.”The Pope’s decision pushed NDP MPs to launch the motion soon after, which also calls on the Catholic Church to pay money owed to residential school survivors and to turn over relevant documentation regarding the government-sponsored schools.The vote comes two weeks after Conservative MP Garnett Genuis opposed a bid for unanimous support for an earlier version of the motion, which urged the bishops to invite Pope Francis to apologize.Last month, the conference described reports of the Pope’s decision as “misinformation,” saying it was the role of Canadian bishops, not the pontiff, to work towards advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.Northwest Territories regional chief Bill Erasmus, who holds the portfolio for residential schools for the Assembly of First Nations, says having the Pope travel to Canada to deliver an in-person apology is a necessary step to right the wrongs of abuse.“Part of the reason people want an apology is to first of all have the church admit they did harm,” Erasmus said. “Then you can forgive them, you can actually accept the apology.”Erasmus said both his father and grandfather were residential school survivors, although his father did not live to see the Canadian government’s apology in 2008 for its role in running the schools.Still, hearing the Pope also accept responsibility and seek forgiveness would have made his father happy, Erasmus said.“It makes it real and it helps the healing — it helps to sort things out, so people can move forward and move on with their lives.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Genuis opposed unanimous support for the latest version of the motion.last_img read more

Its never been this bad NDP struggles to nominate candidates ahead of

first_imgOTTAWA – There is less than two months to go before the federal election and the NDP is struggling to get candidates for a campaign that could start in days.The New Democrats are well behind the other major parties when it comes to nominating candidates, with the CBC reporting the NDP has 175 people running so far in the 338 ridings. That’s 82 less than the Greens and the lowest number for the major parties.“Never, it’s never been this bad,” says Sid Ryan, a former labour union leader who has run for the NDP twice under Jack Layton. “At this stage, it seems to be a campaign of ‘save the furniture.’”He says this is the worst organizational mess he’s ever seen the party in. He’s bailed as a potential candidate because of that, and says he doesn’t know how anyone nominated now can put up a real fight.“You don’t have an office, you don’t have any money, and you don’t have any infrastructure, any organization in place, no campaign manager — nothing,” Ryan says, adding he’s heard from frustrated New Democrats across the country.“It’s Quebec, it’s B.C., Ontario, Newfoundland — it’s everywhere,” Ryan notes.This comes at a time when the New Democrats are struggling in the polls and having trouble fundraising. Ryan points the finger of blame directly at Jagmeet Singh, saying the buck stops with the leader.We have reached out to the NDP but have yet to hear back.Meantime, Singh is expected to be acclaimed in his riding of Burnaby-South Friday evening.last_img read more

Duncan lukewarm on national panels call for immediate fixes to First Nation

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–The Harper government doesn’t appear prepared to move immediately on recommendations issued Wednesday morning by a national First Nation education panel created by Ottawa and the Assembly of First Nation to find fixes for the crumbling school system on reserves.The National Panel on First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education called for immediate funding increases for First Nation education to coincide with the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.The $3.1 million panel, created last June, also recommended the creation of a First Nation education ministry in conjunction with new education legislation, to be introduced within the next 18 months, and the creation of regional education boards.Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan, however, called the timelines issued by the panel’s report “aspirational” and wouldn’t say whether the federal government would be injecting new funds toward First Nation K to 12 education in the coming budget.“We are very much concentrated on jobs and the economy. The timelines in the report are indeed very tight,” Duncan told reporters on Parliament Hill. “Those timelines are aspirational. They are based on what they would like to see happen…We will do what we can.”Assembly of First Nations, National Chief Shawn Atleo, however, released a statement highlighting the tight timelines as the right response to the urgent need for change.“I thank the members of the panel for their effort and acknowledge the tight timeframe for this work to be completed,” said Atleo. “I am encouraged that this report acknowledges the urgency as well as the need to build First Nation education systems that respect First Nation rights and responsibilities.”The panel’s report, titled Nurturing the Learning Spirit of First Nation Students, is the result of months-long consultations across the country.The report calls on the federal government to increase funding for First Nations schools equal to the percentage increases for schools in their respective provinces. The report also recommends teachers working in First Nation schools receive pay equal to what their counterparts earn in provincial schools.Duncan, however, said money wasn’t the only thing the education system needed.“I am not going to speculate on the budget,” said Duncan. “Money can’t do everything, what we need is to change structures.”The structural changes called for by the panel’s report will cost money.In addition to calling for an immediate increase to education funding, the panel recommended the creation of a First Nation Education Commission to act as a ministry of education for reserve schools. The panel also recommended the creation of regional First Nation education organizations which would act like school boards.Increased funding was also top of mind for many of the people the panel met on their consultations across the country.“It was the single most frequently mentioned issue as we talked to people across the country,” said panel chair Scott Haldane, president of YMCA Canada. “We believe in order to close this gap there is going to need to be more money invested than the average investment in the provinces.”The NDP called on the Harper government to immediately begin implementing the panel’s recommendations.“The fact is the gap between delivery of education of First Nations and non-First Nations students has widened,” said NDP Aboriginal affairs critic Linda Duncan. “First Nations students should not be forced to wait any longer for their right to education to be honoured.”The Liberals issued the same call.“Any reform to First Nations education must put the child first and funding must be based on real, community needs,” said Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett. “The Harper government must implement the national panel’s urgent fiscal recommendations in the upcoming budget.”last_img read more

UKbased Sackler family charity pauses new giving

LONDON — A charity connected to the wealthy Sackler family has paused new donations because of controversy over alleged links to the U.S. opioid crisis.The chair of the Sackler Trust, Theresa Sackler, said in a statement Monday that media attention about legal cases in the U.S. is piling pressure on institutions supported by the trust, distracting them from their work. The trust has donated millions of pounds in the U.K.The decision comes days after the Tate group of galleries in Britain said it wouldn’t accept further donations and the National Portrait Gallery said a 1 million-pound ($1.3 million) gift wouldn’t proceed.The Sackler family owns Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, which has been accused of downplaying the addictiveness of painkiller OxyContin.Theresa Sackler rejected “false accusations” against Purdue and the family.The Associated Press read more

General Brocks October Soirée tomorrow

More than 300 guests will commemorate Brock University’s namesake tomorrow at General Brock’s October Soirée.The Soirée will be Saturday, Oct. 15 in Market Hall. Guests will be joined by an actor portraying Maj.-Gen Sir Isaac Brock, as well as the 41st Regiment of Foot and the Friends of Fort George Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps.Chef Michael Smith will oversee the meal preparation for the event.Proceeds from this event benefit student initiatives.Related stories:• Chef Michael Smith returning for General Brock’s October Soirée• Soirée draws more than 300 guests read more

BC Hydro documents reveal losses rate hikes and no need for Site

by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 4, 2013 8:42 pm MDT VICTORIA – The NDP is warning British Columbians to brace for what he’s calling rate shock on their electricity bills, but Energy Minister Rich Coleman said Monday the Opposition is getting too far ahead of itself.Coleman said NDP energy critic John Horgan has taken a picture of today’s situation at Crown-owned BC Hydro and projected it out four years without considering market forces that are known to fluctuate, especially when it comes to energy.“John’s just taken a snapshot today and is saying nothing’s going to change,” he said. “I guess he’s saying nothing’s going to change in the economy or the need for power in British Columbia and nothing’s going to change in Alberta, Washington State or the rest of the California market, but it will.”Horgan said Hydro documents released last week as part of the Crown corporation’s environmental impact statement for its proposed $7.9 billion Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern B.C. indicate years of financial losses precipitated by expensive power contracts with independent power producers and low selling prices for power.He said the current surplus power supplies, coupled with the low prices and a projected four-year loss of more than $1 billion, signals higher power rates for British Columbians.“Over the course of the next government, BC Hydro will lose over $1 billion,” said Horgan. “That’s a tragedy for BC Hydro and it’s a calamity for ratepayers who have already seen their rates go up in the neighbourhood of 36 per cent over the past number of years.”Horgan said the Site C environmental impact documents filed last week by Hydro to federal and provincial environmental agencies reveal the utility will lose almost $300 million this year.He said Hydro’s environmental documents show a projected power surplus this year of 5,200 gigawatt hours and a surplus of 5,500 gigawatt hours in 2015.The Site C dam, slated to be in operation by 2021 if approved, will generate 5,100 gigawatt hours annually.Horgan said the Liberals signed 20-year contracts with independent power producers to purchase power at $94 per megawatt hour, but Hydro forecasts the sale price at $37 per megawatt hour, a difference between the purchase and sale price of $57 per megawatt hour.“We’ve been buying high and forcing Hydro to sell low,” he said. “We’ve got more power than we could give away.”Horgan said if the New Democrats win the next election, British Columbians can expect a complete review of the Crown corporation. Many projects underway should expect to be halted until a new government determines Hydro’s financial status, he said.Horgan said that includes Site C, which can expect to be delayed for a least two years and perhaps a decade, if the NDP forms government.Coleman said Site C should proceed because the ability to supply clean, stable power attracts investment.“Long-term, that is firm power that would be there for British Columbia to be able to be a major competitor for electricity in North America, but also to attract future investment,” he said. BC Hydro documents reveal losses, rate hikes and no need for Site C dam: NDP AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Handcuffed drug suspect found dead in river after fleeing police

A handcuffed suspected drug offender has been found dead in a river two months after he was detained by police in Hampshire. The 22-year-old was stopped by officers on January 12 in Southampton and was shackled. It is understood police wanted to search him for drugs when he ran away, according to the BBC.On Sunday, a magnet fisherman discovered the his body at the bottom of the River Itchen at Woodmill, Southampton. Police have not confirmed how near officers were to the river when they detained the man and the force have not said whether he entered the water to evade police or if he fell in.A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: “We were called at 6.19pm on Sunday, March 17 after the body of a man was located in the River Itchen at Woodmill, Southampton.”Identification has now taken place and we can confirm that the body is of a 22-year-old man from Southampton.”We can confirm that he was handcuffed, having been detained by police in Southampton on 12 January.”Initial enquiries suggest the body had been in the water for some time. The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time. An internal review is ongoing and a file is being prepared for the coroner.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Tributes and flowers have been placed at the side of the river where the man was found.A post-mortem examination took place on Sunday and an inquest will be opened when the body has been formally identified.A spokesman for the Independent Office for Police Conduct said: “The IOPC received a referral from Hampshire Police following the discovery of a body on Sunday, March 17.”Following an assessment it was decided that Hampshire Constabulary should conduct a local investigation.” The River Itchen is a 28-mile long fast-flowing chalk-stream river which runs into the Solent.It is used as a public water supply and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its high quality habitats which support a range of protected species including the water vole, otter and white-clawed crayfish.Woodmill Activities Outdoor Centre, which is near where the body was found, describes itself as: “The only place in the UK that boasts four different types of water.”With a placid water lake, flowing River Itchen, tidal estuary and some thrill ride white water at low tide for kayaking and canoeing.” read more

How Oxfam ignored Haiti convent girls who claimed they were raped by

In a painstaking 150-page report, the Charity Commission detailed how a “culture of poor behaviour” allowed predatory staff to target young victims in Haiti and other disaster zones. Even in the UK, more than a dozen under age volunteers reported sexual abuse in high street charity shops, while convicted sex offenders were found working behind the counter. It was a damning verdict. Oxfam, one of the world’s largest charities, was on Tuesday found to have concealed allegations of child sex abuse to protect its reputation. The allegations first emerged in February 2018 but the report reveals that senior executives were warned as far back as 2010. Victims appeared to take “second place” – not seriously… Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Monadelphous wins more iron ore work off BHP

first_imgAustralia-based engineering group Monadelphous has been awarded a contract with BHP’s iron ore division worth approximately A$240 million ($172 million) over a three-year period.The contract, which contains an additional two one-year extension options, involves the provision of general maintenance services at BHP’s Mt Whaleback, Jimblebar, Eastern Ridge, Mining Area C and Yandi mine sites, in the Pilbara of Western Australia.Monadelphous Managing Director, Rob Velletri said the contract built on the company’s long-standing relationship with BHP, on both construction and maintenance projects, over the past two decades.“We look forward to further developing our relationship with BHP over the coming years, growing our operational footprint in the Pilbara and continuing to strengthen our long-term commitment to the region and the communities in which we operate,” he said.In 1996, Monadelphous’ engineering and construction division ventured into the iron ore market with BHP on the Yandi II project to construct the crushing and screening plant, while, in 2008, it secured part of the structural, mechanical and piping works for BHP’s Rapid Growth Project 4 at the Newman Hub iron ore processing facility.last_img read more

Americas highest court to decide if it will hear Making A Murderer

first_img Image: Morry Gash/PA Images By AFP Brendan Dassey, is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom. (March 2006) Image: Morry Gash/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4069739 34,631 Views America’s highest court to decide if it will hear Making A Murderer case The court will decide whether to hear Brendan Dassey’s case. 13 Comments Jun 13th 2018, 9:14 PM center_img Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 9:14 PM Short URL Share78 Tweet Email3 THE US SUPREME Court will tomorrow decide whether to hear an appeal in a case made famous by popular Netflix series Making a Murderer that raised questions about the American judicial system.Millions of people around the world were transfixed by the gripping documentary series about a blue-collar Wisconsin man and his nephew charged with the murder of a young woman photographer, whose remains were found on the grounds of the family’s auto salvage yard.Opinions are divided on the guilt of the story’s central character, Steven Avery. He was sentenced in 2007 to life in prison for the murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.But many viewers were deeply disturbed by the fate of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey – only 16 at the time of the killing – who received the same sentence. It is his case the Supreme Court will be considering.The prosecution’s case against Dassey rested entirely on a highly controversial police interrogation of the adolescent — a young man of limited intellect — and on his eventual confession.As cameras rolled, Dassey was questioned for hours, with no lawyer present, by investigators who used questionable tactics to persuade the young man to provide incriminating testimony against himself and his uncle.Dassey’s defenders say the adolescent, pressed by persuasive interrogators and confused by words and language beyond his comprehension, ended up confessing to acts that never occurred.Police ‘fed him facts’“Put simply, the interrogators took advantage of Dassey’s youth and mental limitations to convince him they were on his side, ignored his manifest inability to correctly answer many of their questions about the crimes, fed him facts so he could say what they wanted to hear, and promised that he would be set free if he did so. The resulting confession was more theirs than his,” said Dassey’s lawyer, Seth Waxman, in his petition to the court.Waxman is a former US solicitor general, meaning he has argued scores of cases for the federal government before the Supreme Court.It is rare that the high court would take up a case involving an isolated instance of presumed judicial error like this.But more than 60 prosecutors, in a “friend of the court” filing, urged the justices to take up the case and help “restore the public’s confidence in the justice system”.They noted that Making a Murderer, viewed by millions of Americans, had prompted “a public outcry over the obvious failure of the system”.In 2016, a federal judge in Chicago overturned the conviction of Dassey, who is now 28. A three-judge panel later upheld that ruling, finding that the young man’s confession had been coerced.But last December the full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state of Wisconsin, which has argued forcibly against Dassey’s liberation, calling him a “serious threat to public safety”.A dissenting judge called that court’s 4-to-3 ruling “a profound miscarriage of justice”.Tomorrow, the last round in Dassey’s long legal battle begins.© – AFP 2018 Brendan Dassey, is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom. (March 2006) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Burger King plans to rule over Greece

first_imgBurger King, America’s second-biggest fast food chain, with a presence in over 100 countries worldwide, has announced its intention to enter the Greek market through the joint venture Burger King Southern and Eastern Europe SA, set up to promote activities in Italy, Poland, Greece and Romania.Burger King SEE will have sub-franchise rights for all of those markets, where with the exception of Greece, Burger King is already present. The new venture will aim at “aggressive development” in Italy, Poland and Romania, and at its introduction in the Greek market, Burger King Worldwide announced. In March it also announced its return to Cyprus.The venture intends to create up to 10,000 jobs in the first five to seven years of its operation in South and Eastern Europe.Jose Cil, head of the Europe, Middle East and Africa department of Burger King Worldwide, expressed his enthusiasm with the expansion of the chain to Greece, a country where the latest trends in fast food see a shift toward quality burgers. Goody’s, the local market leader, recently introduced a new store brand, the Goody’s Burger House.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Shahid Kapoors Kabir Singh beats lifetime collection record of Vijays Arjun Reddys

first_imgShahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in Kabir SinghTwitterShahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh has made a fantastic collection at the Indian box office on Friday and Saturday. It shattered the lifetime business record of Vijay Devarakonda’s Arjun Reddy in just two days.Arjun Reddy is a small budget movie, produced by Pranay Reddy Vanga under his banner Bhadrakali Pictures. Its global theatrical rights were sold for Rs 6 crore, but the movie did wonders at the worldwide box office, by crossing Rs 50 crore mark in its lifetime. The film earned Rs 25.80 crore its distributors and made 430 per cent recovery of their investments.Arjun Reddy is a romance drama that is about a successful young medical surgeon, who sets out on the path of self-destruction when his lady-love is forced to marry another man. Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s script and direction and Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey’s performances made it a blockbuster at the box office. This Telugu film with a pan India was also liked by many filmgoers in north India.After seeing this response, Sandeep Reddy Vanga decided to remake it Hindi and roped in Shahid Kapoor for the role of Vijay Devarakonda. The huge success of Arjun Reddy had generated many expectations from Kabir Singh and the latter’s promos had also evoked a lot of interest among the viewers.The distributors released it in 2700 screens in India in a bid to cash in on the massive hype and they also kept its ticket prices low to woo more audience to cinema halls. These helped Kabir Singh register massive amount of advance booking for its first day. The movie was successful in striking a chord with viewers in all A, B and C centres and a strong word of mouth boosted its collection on the following day.Kabir Singh has collected Rs 42.92 crore net in the domestic box office in two days and its gross total stands at Rs 51.24 crore. The movie has surpassed the lifetime collection mark of Arjun Reddy in just two days. What surprised many in the film industry is that the flick went on show decent growth despite facing the heat of CWC 19 cricket match between India and Afghanistan on Saturday.Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#KabirSingh is unstoppable and unshakeable… Continues its heroic run on Day 2… Scores big numbers, despite #INDvAFG #CWC19 cricket match… Eyes ₹ 70 cr [+/-] weekend… Fantastic trending PAN India… Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr. Total: ₹ 42.92 cr. India biz.”last_img read more

Dramatic footage shows shootout with Sacramento police results in suspect killed

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:22Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:20?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Dramatic footage shows shootout with Sacramento police results in suspect killedcenter_img Police video footage released this week shows a homicide suspect being shot and killed in Sacramento, California on the Sept. 7, 2017. The suspect who was wanted in connection with a fire that killed two people gets out his car and stars firing at the police officers. Five officers returned fire and killed the suspect. Two police officers sustained injuries.last_img read more

Report Stereotyped Mascots Harmfully Effecting Native American Youth

first_imgUniversity of Illinois mascot Chief Illiniwek performs during a basketball game.A recent report prepared by The Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth.Noting that the American Psychological Association issued a call to retire all team and school mascots based on depictions of Native Americans back in 2005, the study emphasized the psychological effects of such caricatures, including testimony from Native American youth.Among those quoted in the report, “Missing the Point: the Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth,” was Dr. Stephanie Fryburg, a psychology professor and expert on the effects of stereotypical mascot depictions on American Indian and Alaskan Native youth.“American Indian mascots are harmful not only because they are often negative, but because they remind American Indians of the limited ways in which others see them,” said Fryburg. “This in turn restricts the number of ways American Indians can see themselves.”Center For American ProgressAccording to the report, the effect on the self-esteem of those youth has serious consequences, including a suicide rate that is 2.5 times higher than the national average: 31 for every 100,000 American Indian youth, versus the 12.2 for every 100,000 youths nationally.With the report, the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan educational institute, has joined the fray over the use of Native mascots in sports, highlighted by the current controversy over the NFL’s Washington Redskins.In June, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Redskins name was disparaging and invalidated the NFL franchise’s trademark over the name. Under U.S. Code, trademarks that disparage persons or bring them into contempt or disrepute are prohibited.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Weird Al Squeeze Box discography will come in a replica of his

first_imgYou’ve ordered your awesome Weird Al action figure. You’ve got tickets to The Return of the Mandatory Tour. Now you just need to start saving up for the Squeeze Box.Next year, the master of musical parody will be releasing a completely remastered discography. It’ll come in it’s own custom case, too, and it’s the most fitting object you could stuff 15 Weird Al albums into: a replica of his accordion. As a lifelong Weird Al fan — the first album I ever purchased was Dare to Be Stupid on vinyl, played ad nauseum on my kickin’ GPX bookshelf stereo — I can’t wait to get my hands on this thing.You’ll have your choice of media, too. More modern types can go for compact disc, while retro audiophiles can opt for the 150-gram vinyl versions. Those who don’t feel the need to own physical copies, can go straight for the downloadable versions (no word on whether that’ll include files to 3d-print Al’s accordion, but wouldn’t that be an awesome touch?).In case you missed it, this is the Weird Al Action figure. Comes with two interchangeable heads, one with the classic Alfro and the other with his more more modern ‘doWhile you’re waiting for the release date to roll around, don’t forget that you can catch Al on Comedy Bang! Bang! where he’s taken over the bandleader duties. Or dust off that copy of UHF and watch it for the upteenth time. Just don’t forget to yell “Supplies!” when Kuni jumps out of the closet.last_img read more