Nick Kyrgios withdraws from French Open

first_imgFrench Open organizers say Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.The reason for the Australian player’s withdrawal was not immediately clear.Last week, the 36th-ranked Kyrgios defaulted and was fined during his second-round match at the Italian Open after an outburst of rage.The withdrawal came only days after Kyrgios posted a video online in which he said the French Open “sucks” when compared to Wimbledon, where he trained recently.French Open organizers say Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the clay-court Grand Slam tournament and the reason has not been cleared.Also Read | Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi under investigation in France for corruptionAlso Read | Maurizio Sarri doesn’t want Edan Hazard to leave ChelseaAlso Seelast_img read more

Ronaldo’s airplane photo slammed as Sala remains missing

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has been criticised by Gary Lineker for a picture taken on a private plane as Emiliano Sala remains missing.Cardiff City record signing Sala and a pilot were on a small plane travelling from Nantes to Wales on Monday evening when the aircraft disappeared off radar in the English Channel.A search for Sala and the pilot was carried out on Tuesday, but was suspended at 5pm local time with no trace of either person found. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Local police have conceded the hopes for survival for the two are “slim” and said there would be no further updates until Wednesday, while Cardiff City released a statement Tuesday saying they were “praying for positive news.”There has been an outpouring of support among the football world for Sala, offering their prayers and hopes for the best.Meanwhile, Ronaldo posted a photo of himself on a private plane on Twitter and Instagram a few hours after the search was suspended. Ronaldo captioned the tweet with three emojis: a smiling face, a plane and a thumbs up.😀🛫👍 pic.twitter.com/zC80kfMES8— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 22, 2019The tweet received some condemnation from followers for its seeming insensitivity over the situation, with perhaps the most prominent voice being former England international Lineker.Quoting the tweet, Lineker added: “Not the day for this tweet. It really isn’t.”Lineker also clarified his belief on Ronaldo’s intentions, thinking the Juventus star was oblivious to what he’d done, though he hoped someone could have told him the implications.Not the day for this tweet. It really isn’t. https://t.co/61y6cgEzm0— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 22, 2019“I’m sure he’s done it without knowledge or awareness,” Lineker added, “but perhaps someone could let him know.”Ronaldo had been in the Spanish capital on Tuesday, as he pled guilty to charges of tax evasion during his time at Real Madrid.The forward elected to appear in court rather than address the judge by video link and accepted a suspended sentence as part of his punishment, as well as being forced to pay out nearly €19 million (£17m/$22m) in fines.Spanish law permits judges to give two-year suspended sentences for first-time offenders.last_img read more

Learn Primitive Survival Skills (Sort of) at Canyon Ranch, Tucson

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Canyon Ranch, a luxury fitness resort that is widely known as one of the healthiest places to vacation in America, has for a long time been considered a place where women go…and men reluctantly follow. In the past few years they’ve been trying to boost their image amongst the hairier sex, improving weight lifting facilities in the gym, supplying heartier (and meatier) food options and with programs and activities that won’t put us men to sleep. They’ve got a sweet tennis program, a baller climbing wall and obstacle course and have done a pretty good job thus far, but the new Primitive Survival Skills Program launched at their Tucson property has gone a step further. It’s a three day program that is a perfect bonding moment for couples.It’s run by Randy Kinkade, a man who has been teaching outdoor survival skills at his own school since 1990 and has been participating in the survivalist lifestyle since 1981. You won’t turn into Bear Grylls at Canyon Ranch (no cow blood drinking or snake killing) but you and your partner will have a lot of fun learning to do things like making a stone aged Hoko Knife out of a piece of obsidian rock, twigs and yucca leaves, or creating a fire with nothing more than a few pieces of wood and some string. Fire from scratch, gentlemen. Fire. From. Scratch. And that was just day one.But it’s not all physical. We spent a morning learning how to track footsteps, and by the end we were able to tell which way a person’s head was turning or how fast they were moving, just by looking at the details of a print. Next, it we learned how to walk in the woods without making a sound; done correctly it’s the proper way to sneak up and pet a deer. That afternoon, Kinkade taught us about foveal focusing—how to transform your plane of sight from tunnel vision into a wide screen TV, which is necessary to being a good hunter, and as it turns out, driving.Primitive Survival skills classes take up about half the day. The rest is up to you. We spent some time chilling in the eucalyptus infused sauna, hiking some beautiful desert scenery (there are plenty of trips to near by Sabino Canyon and up the Catalina Mountains) and took a class on how to properly stretch your feet.Canyon Ranch is all inclusive (only the spa and metaphysical programs are a la carte), which means no arguing over dinner bills and everything’s healthy—low cal, low fat, low carb and, surprisingly tasty. Portions were teeny, but that just gave us the chance to order half of everything on the menu, without worrying about price. The biggest problem you’ll face? There’s no bar and booze is not served (even at dinner) but it is allowed in your room—a problem that was easily resolved by borrowing one of Canyon Ranch’s bikes and heading 5 minutes down the road to the Circle K gas station at the entrance. It’s well known to have the best curated wine selection of any gas station in all of Arizona (maybe America), and sipping vino in our room like college kids was probably one of the most romantic things we’ve done in a long time.More info: Prices at Canyon Ranch start at 4 nights double occupancy – $4,360 per person (includes $650 service allowance for each guest which can be used at the Spa) The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City How to Make a Whiskey Sour 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention last_img read more

MOL Orders Third LNG Carrier

first_imgzoom Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has placed an order for the third 165,000m3 LNG carrier labelled JMU 5073 with Japan Marine United. Mitsui has also concluded a basic agreement on joint ownership and 20-year charter contract for the newbuilding LNG carrier with Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd.The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2018.This is the third LNG carrier MOL will manage,  with the first contracted with Tokyo LNG Tanker and JMU on February 28, and the second on November 28.All three carriers will transport LNG from the Cove Point LNG Project in the United States to Tokyo Gas facilities.last_img read more

Deuxième appel de demandes au Fonds Chantiers Canada

first_imgLes municipalités de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent maintenant présenter une demande pour une partie du financement de 32 millions de dollars versé à des projets liés à l’environnement, à l’économie ou à l’infrastructure communautaire dans le cadre du volet Collectivités du Fonds Chantiers Canada. Le deuxième appel de propositions pour le Fonds a été annoncé aujourd’hui 13 mars par Peter MacKay, ministre de la Défense nationale, et Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, ministre des Ressources naturelles, au nom de Richard Hurlburt, ministre de Services Nouvelle-Écosse et Relations avec les municipalités. L’appel de propositions suit l’annonce du gouvernement provincial effectuée au sujet de son programme d’infrastructure intitulé Stimuler la croissance, d’une valeur de 1,9 milliard de dollars. « L’annonce d’aujourd’hui est une autre étape importante qui aide les communautés de la Nouvelle-Écosse, » a dit M. MacKay. « Le Canada et la Nouvelle-Écosse s’engagent à créer des emplois, à stimuler les économies régionales, à appuyer l’infrastructure locale et à bâtir des communautés plus fortes. » « Cet investissement dans l’infrastructure municipale fait partie du plan intitulé Stimuler la croissance qui permettra non seulement d’améliorer la qualité de vie de plusieurs, mais aussi de créer des emplois, » a dit Mme Bolivar-Getson. « Le plan améliorera l’infrastructure dans nos communautés, stimulera notre économie et permettra aux gens de continuer à travailler. » Les formulaires de demande sont maintenant disponibles en ligne à l’adresse www.nsinfrastructure.ca/pages/Application-Forms.aspx . La date limite pour le deuxième appel de demandes est le 16 avril. Les catégories de projet admissibles incluent : l’infrastructure liée à l’eau, aux eaux usées et aux déchets solides, les routes locales, l’énergie verte, l’atténuation des dégâts, la culture, le tourisme, le sport et les projets de collaboration. Les projets seront choisis par un concours. Dans le cadre du volet Collectivités du Fonds Chantiers Canada, les gouvernements fédéral, provincial et municipaux prévoient investir plus de 111 millions de dollars dans des projets d’infrastructure mis en œuvre dans les plus petites communautés de la Nouvelle-Écosse d’ici 2014.last_img read more

Environment ministers talk by phone on plastics climate action

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s environment ministers are talking by phone today, trying to make headway on a national plastics strategy that would put more onus on producers to keep the stuff from ending up in landfills and waterways.Many expect the conversation to be tense, because of animosity between federal minister Catherine McKenna and provincial ministers who are fighting Ottawa in court over plans to impose a carbon price in their jurisdictions.The meeting was to be held in person in Ottawa this afternoon but was reduced first to a video conference and now just a conference call.Federal officials insist that’s because of scheduling conflicts, not political ones.The discussion also comes just before McKenna flies to Poland for the annual United Nations environment meeting, following up on the Paris agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.Sixteen European nations Friday asked all countries to revisit their climate action plans in light of dire warnings that the planet is in deep trouble if more isn’t done to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases trapped in the atmosphere.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

In major ceasefire breach Eritrean troops move into security zone with Ethiopia

Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on Eritrea to withdraw its troops from the Zone immediately. The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) reported that the Eritrean forces took over one of its checkpoints in Sector West.Overseeing the ceasefire between the two countries signed in Algiers in 2000, UNMEE currently fields nearly 2,300 military personnel to assist in ensuring the observance of the security commitments agreed by the parties and monitor the positions of forces on both sides. In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan voiced deep concern at the incursion. “This development constitutes a major breach of the ceasefire and the integrity of the TSZ,” the statement said. “It could seriously jeopardize the peace process and undermine the Algiers Agreements between Ethiopia and Eritrea, with potential consequences for the wider region.“The Secretary-General urges the Government of Eritrea to withdraw its troops from the Zone immediately, and to cooperate with the United Nations in restoring the ceasefire arrangements,” it added.Last year Eritrea restricted UNMEE’s use of helicopters, impeding its ability to monitor 50 to 55 per cent of the area on the Eritrean side within the TSZ. In his latest report last month on the conflict, Mr. Annan repeated concerns that Ethiopia had not accepted the binding decisions of the Boundary Commission demarcating the lines that had caused the war, and that Eritrea refused to continue to cooperate with the body. read more

International Education Week highlights Brocks global community

The aroma of fine tea leaves, the sights and sounds of rhythmic dancing and cultural enlightenment filled the International Centre last week.Dozens of events took place across Brock University Nov. 12 to 16 as part of International Education Week, an annual event celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world.For Marcia Arajuo, a visiting international scholar from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, the week was an opportunity to showcase her research and culture, including hosting a Brazilian dance class.Originally from Recife, Brazil, Arajuo studies in the field of recreation and leisure. Her research, alongside host and Brock Professor Colleen Hood, focuses on the relationship of healing the body and mind through expressive movement.While she spends much of her time working with community agencies such as Niagara Health and Wellspring Niagara, her dance class was a chance to give back to the Brock community.Inspired in the popular rhythms of Brazil, such as samba, ciranda and bossa nova, Arajuo’s class had more than a dozen Brock students on their feet.“It was fun, free and surprisingly easy to learn,” said Danielle Sobers, a third-year Biomedical Science student from Barbados, who participated in the class to learn more about the culture.The following day, Arajuo was honoured alongside more than 30 of her peers at the annual Global Scholars Reception in Pond Inlet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The event officially welcomed and recognized visiting international professors as well as scholars and participants of the University Mentorship program each semesterThe excitement of International Education Week ended at the St. Catharines Curling Centre, where 16 Brock students experienced the classic Canadian sport.For many of the students in attendance, it was their first time on ice.This included Robin Palfrey, a first-year English Literature student from Guernsey.“I loved it,” said Palfrey. “It was harder and more physical than I gave it credit for.”The week also featured internationally-themed trivia, information sessions on international mobility, workshops from Career Services and a Human Library held in the Matheson Learning Commons in the James A. Gibson Library.More information about upcoming events with Brock International Services can be found on their ExperienceBU website. read more

Schoolgirl musician jailed over acid attack on love rival faked a poison

first_imgmolly young A teenager who was jailed over an acid attack on her love rival after pouring drain cleaner into her viola case wrote a fake letter from the victim demanding that she end her own life, it has emerged.Emily Bowen, 18, penned the letter six weeks before she put drain cleaner, containing sulphuric acid, into Molly Young’s instrument case.She was said to have carried out the attack after discovering her 18-year-old victim had started dating a former boyfriend. Miss Young, who was 17 at the time and a senior pupil at Knox Academy, Haddington, suffered burns to her legs and permanent scarring when she took the viola down from a shelf and the acid poured out of the case.Bowen, whose father is a QC, was jailed at Edinburgh Sheriff Court this week for 21 months for the “utterly wicked” incident.The court had previously heard how the girls were both talented musicians, with Bowen playing the clarinet and Miss Young the viola in the school orchestra. Molly Young suffered serious burns The friend added: “She is a very intelligent girl and she would have sailed through any degree she wanted to do.“She has always looked up to her father Andy and I think it was a dream of hers to follow him in his profession.“I do feel sorry for her in a way as she had everything in front of her, she has a great family and didn’t ask for anything but you really cannot excuse what she did.”Mr Bowen sat beside his daughter in the dock when she pleaded guilty to recklessly and culpably pouring sulphuric acid into Molly Young’s viola case during the court hearing in June. Sheriff Michael O’Grady referred to the letter during his sentencing on Monday, saying Bowen’s “careful and premeditated actions” in September 2016, combined with the penning of the note, cast a “very disturbing light” on her thinking.A friend, who did not want to identified, said: “Some folk in the town had sympathy for her after the acid incident as they thought it was a spur of the moment thing, but after finding out about the letter they soon changed their minds.”Bowen’s father is Andrew Bowen QC, and a friend of the family said the teenager wanted to follow in his footsteps and was due to study law at Aberdeen University. knox academycenter_img The experienced advocate has worked for the UN in the past. When she pleaded guilty during a hearing on June 26, the court heard that that the 18-year-old wrote the fake letter to herself and signed it with her victim’s name.Aidan Higgins, prosecuting, said: “On November 10 last year Emily Bowen prepared a letter which appeared to come from Molly Young in which she talked of Emily Bowen to kill herself. Subsequently Emily Bowen admitted it was she who was the author of the letter.” Knox Academy in Haddington 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.last_img read more

The surface crawler drill of the future – in Shanghai

first_imgAtlas Copco’s futuristic vision of a surface drill crawler has been revealed to the world at Shanghai World Expo. The model on display shows a rig that offers greatly increased productivity, high mobility, silenced operation and environmental friendliness. It is on display for the duration of the World Expo from May 1 to October 31.The Spirit of Innovation is the theme of the Swedish contribution at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo being held fromMay 1 to October 31. And in keeping with this theme, Atlas Copco, an official partner of the Swedish pavilion, has let its futuristic study of tomorrow’s surface crawler see the dawn.Says Mårthen Elgenklöw, Regional Business Manager, Atlas Copco Surface Drilling Equipment: “This is in line with what modern societies will expect from pro-active suppliers in a not too distant future – the ability to be productive, at lengthy hours and in close proximity to urban areas.”During May 5-10, over 5,000 people visited the VIP-floor of the Swedish Pavilion, where Atlas Copco held an exhibition, hosted customer meetings and performed press conferences.In addition to the Expo activities, Atlas Copco’s business area Mining and Construction hosted a conference called ‘Carving for a wonderful life together towards the future’, for 550 special invited guests in Shanghai. Says Patrick Ye, Business Line Manager, Atlas Copco Greater China: “It was interesting to see our customer’s high expectations on environment, productivity and alternative fuel systems, as we hosted a future concept drill rig design competition between our customers during the conference.last_img read more

So apparently speed flying involves skiing off cliffs with a parachute on

first_imgIf you are looking for a reckless, yet picturesque way to spend your winter vacation, might I recommend speed flying? The sport harmoniously combines para-gliding and skiing in such a way that you might find yourself flung off a mountainside right past the “WARNING: CLIFF AHEAD” sign and then gliding just a few dozen feet in the air, through ravines and over otherwise deadly outcroppings.Did I mention how wonderful the Alps look as you parachute down them, looking for a marginally safe place to land?Learn more at speed-flying.com.last_img read more

Google rémunère les internautes qui découvriront des failles dans Chrome

first_imgGoogle rémunère les internautes qui découvriront des failles dans ChromePour venir à bout de toutes les failles existant dans son navigateur Internet Chrome, Google a trouvé un excellent moyen de motiver sa communauté de développeurs : les rémunérer. Le géant de Mountain View promet en effet de jolies sommes à ceux qui découvriront une faille de sécurité dans la version open source de Chrome.”Quelques-uns des plus importants bugs de sécurité que nous avons corrigés nous ont été rapportés par des chercheurs extérieurs au projet Chromium” souligne sur le blog officiel de la version open source de Chrome, Chris Evans, membre de l’équipe sécurité de Chrome chez Google.Devant ce constat, le numéro 1 de la recherche sur Internet a décidé de mobiliser les développeurs externes : “Nous offrirons une récompense pour toutes les failles intéressantes et originales qui nous seront rapportées”.La somme versée à ceux qui découvriront de véritables failles de sécurité, variera en fonction de l’importance de ces bugs. Ainsi, 500 dollars seront accordés pour la découverte d’une faille “modeste” et les récompenses pourront atteindre 1.337 dollars dans le cas d’une faille jugée critique.”Plus il y aura de personnes qui analyseront le code et le comportement de Chromium, plus nos millions d’utilisateurs surferont en toute sécurité” souligne Google dont le programme est réservé aux personnes majeures n’étant pas ressortissantes d’un des pays mis sous embargo par les États-Unis comme c’est le cas de Cuba, de la Corée du Nord ou de l’Iran. Le 2 février 2010 à 16:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Microsoft gagne 5 dollars pour chaque vente de smartphone Android de HTC

first_imgMicrosoft gagne 5 dollars pour chaque vente de smartphone Android de HTCL’année dernière, HTC et Microsoft ont passé un accord après que la firme de Redmond a accusé le fabricant taïwanais de violer sa propriété intellectuelle avec ses smartphones Android. Un rapport publié par un analyste de Citigroup vient de révéler les détails de cet accord, qui rapporte plus d’argent à Microsoft que la vente de ses licences Windows Phone 7. Microsoft a accusé à plusieurs reprises certains fabricants de smartphones Android de violer ses brevets. Pour s’épargner des actions en justice, le géant de Redmond a donc proposé des accords amiables, et a ainsi signé un partenariat financier avec le constructeur taïwanais HTC. Un accord dont Walter Pritchard, analyste de Citigroup, dévoile les détails. Il révèle ainsi que Microsoft touche 5 dollars sur chaque vente de smartphone Android fabriqué par HTC, rapporte le site Business Mobile. Une compensation importante qui permet à la firme de Redmond de gagner plus d’argent avec ses terminaux Android qu’avec les licences de son propre système d’exploitation, Windows Phone 7. D’après les estimations du cabinet d’analyses Asymco, cet accord aurait en effet permis à Microsoft d’engranger quelque 150 millions de dollars, des revenus cinq fois plus importants que ceux générés par Windows Phone 7. Selon Citigroup, Microsoft n’a pas l’intention de s’arrêter en si bon chemin et entend obtenir des royalties encore plus élevées de la part d’autres constructeurs. Le prix pourrait en effet cette fois être compris entre 7,50 et 12,50 dollars par terminal Android. Pour Walter Pritchard, Android risque de faire l’objet de plusieurs plaintes dans les mois à venir. Or “Google a visiblement assez peu de propriété intellectuelle pour se défendre lui-même”, face aux accusations de violation de brevets, souligne-t-il.Le 30 mai 2011 à 19:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Neural Network Trained to Spot Spoilers

first_imgStay on target Researchers after my own heart have developed an AI-based system that can flag spoilers in online reviews of books and TV shows.A team from the University of California San Diego will present their findings at the upcoming Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting in Italy.“Spoilers are everywhere on the Internet, and are very common on social media,” senior study author Ndapa Nakashole, computer science professor at UC San Diego, said in a statement. “As Internet users, we understand the pain of spoilers, and how they can ruin one’s experience.”Amen!Some reviewers are kind enough to splash a spoiler-alert warning across their articles, before too much is revealed. But not everyone understands the crushing disappointment of prematurely knowing important plot details.The folks at UCSD do, though. So they invented SpoilerNet—a neural network that automatically detects spoilers.To train and test their system, the team collected more than 1.3 million book reviews annotated with spoiler tags from Amazon-owned social cataloging site Goodreads.SpoilerNet has a knack for spotting literary leaks, performing at an impressive rate of 89 to 92 percent accuracy.It did struggle, however, with a dataset of more than 16,000 single-sentence summaries of about 880 TV shows, detecting spoilers with only 74 to 80 percent accuracy.Most of the errors, according to UC San Diego, came from the system getting distracted by words—like “murder” or “killed”—that are usually loaded and revelatory.“To our knowledge, this is the first dataset with spoiler annotations at this scale and at such a fine-grained granularity,” PhD student and first author Mengting Wan said.Spoilers date back to the early days of the Internet, when online etiquette insisted they could and should be avoided—or at least marked by an obvious warning.But caution is often thrown to the wind, and many unwitting readers have had literature, films, and television programs “spoiled.”UC San Diego’s project is deeper than simply saving people from the threat of unwanted information. Researchers aim to better understand how people write spoilers, and what kind of linguistic patterns and common knowledge mark a sentence as such.Spoiler alert: Different users have different standards for tagging content; what’s important to one may be mundane to another. And that’s going to make calibrating a neural network quite challenging.Moving forward, the researchers expect their dataset could be used to train algorithms to detect spoilers on different platforms.More on Geek.com:Tom Holland Reveals Major ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Death Spoiler to FansScientists Teach AI to Spot Far-Away Galaxy ClustersMIT Robot Learns to ID Objects by Sight, Touch McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS last_img read more

Kick It Out backs investigation into homophobic chants

first_imgAnti-racism campaign group Kick It Out has revealed their support for an investigation after Nottingham Forest fans were caught chanting homophobic slurs.Nottingham Forest fans taunted Chelsea fans during Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup third round victory for the home side at Stamford Bridge.Information about the incident was sent to the Football Association who will open up an investigation into the matter.According to Sky Sports, Kick It Out released a statement supporting the potential investigation saying: “We’ve received reports of alleged homophobic chanting by Nottingham Forest supporters at Chelsea during the FA Cup fixture,” Kick It Out said in a statement.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have passed those onto the FA and offered our support in any possible investigation.”This is happening a month after a Chelsea fan was fined £965 and banned for three years from football after he was found guilty of homophobic chants during the Blues’ 2-1 victory at the Falmer Stadium.last_img read more

Portland woman enters plea in robbery attempts

first_imgA Portland woman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to a 30-minute spree of attempted gas station robberies in August.In an agreement with prosecutors, Catrina M. Jackson, 36, entered a Barr plea Thursday in Clark County Superior Court to two counts of first-degree theft. A Barr plea allows a defendant to plead to a substitute charge — even if it doesn’t describe the crime — to benefit from a prosecutor’s settlement offer.In exchange for her guilty plea, Deputy Prosecutor Michael Vaughn dropped two counts of second-degree attempted robbery.Jackson’s attorney, Shon Bogar, postponed sentencing to allow time for a presentence investigation by a Department of Corrections officer, who will recommend a sentence. Bogar said he wants the officer to consider results of a mental health evaluation of Jackson after her arrest.He said Jackson committed the crimes after going off of her mental health medications. She stated in a pretrial release form that she has schizophrenia. Court records also indicate she has a history of mental health problems and opiate and methamphetamine use.She had no felony history before her Thursday guilty plea and may be eligible for some first-time offender benefits, including serving community custody rather than jail time, Bogar said.Her next court hearing is set for Feb. 24.The first attempted robbery was reported at about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Snappy’s Gas and Groceries, 10512 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Jackson entered the store and told the clerk that she had a gun in the waistband of her pants.last_img read more

Police searching for man in shooting of pregnant woman in NWMD

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are stepping up their search for a shooter, two weeks after after, they said, a pregnant woman was shot in Northwest Miami-Dade.According to Miami-Dade Police, the shooting took place near Northwest 49th Street and 19th Avenue, Nov. 3.Detectives said the 20-year-old was shot several times in the upper part of her body, right in front of her home.Paramedics transported her to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.Officials have not disclosed her identity.Police say Wayne Collier is wanted for the shooting. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man accused of punching stranger in head for no reason

first_imgSUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man accused of punching a stranger in the back of the head for no apparent reason.Edward Colome, 19, faced a judge Tuesday, where he was charged with aggravated assault.Colome is accused of running up to the victim and punching him in the back of the head. The attack appeared to be unprovoked.It happened outside a CVS Pharmacy near Collins Avenue and Northeast 170th Street in Sunny Isles Beach.Colome later approached an officer and confessed to the attack.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Huffington Posts Huffington App Now Free

first_imgJoe Pompeo at Capital New York reports that Huffington Post has made its Huffington app, launched in June, free. The app’s single copy price was 99 cents, $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year and, at the time, reflected the you-don’t-get something-for-nothing mentality now so prevalent in digital content publishing—especially when producing a magazine app like this one is still far from efficient or low-cost.But, in hindsight, Huffington had clearly wrestled with whether to charge for the app or not. When Folio: first reported on the app’s coming launch, executive editor Tim O’Brien said the business model had yet to be determined—and this was only weeks out from its debut.SEE ALSO: Inside Huffington Post’s Weekly Magazine App Pompeo says the change in strategy was revealed during a company meeting yesterday, and the app is already listed as free in the App Store. All of this was underscored earlier this week when News Corp.’s The Daily axed 29 percent of its workforce, or 50 employees, and streamlined its content production.The changes at Huffington and The Daily highlight the difficulty publishers are having with nailing down a consistent business model for magazine apps. The technology is new and the products and the experience they offer are still new for consumers and that mix can bloom into a confusing array of strategies as publishers balance customer preferences with business realities. This can be especially frustrating as publishers also try to figure out how apps relate with and exist next to their traditional products. A Huffington spokesperson tells Pompeo that the decision to go free was triggered by the fact that The Huffington Post itself is free and the app’s paid model clashed with that. Perception goes a long way. In an earlier blog post, Penton Media senior vice president of strategy and business development Warren Bimblick sniffed out a pricing scheme that might have been a bit too perfunctory.last_img read more