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TORONTO – A Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the shooting death of a troubled teen on an empty streetcar is seeking leave to bring his case before Canada’s top court.Const. James Forcillo fired two separate volleys at 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, who was standing alone and holding a small knife, in an incident that ignited public outrage after a bystander’s video came to light.In 2016, a jury acquitted Forcillo of the more serious charge of second-degree murder related to the first volley of shots — which killed the teen — but found him guilty of attempted murder related to the second hail of bullets, fired seconds later while Yatim was lying on his back.Lawyers for Forcillo challenged the ruling but Ontario’s top court dismissed the appeal in April.In upholding Forcillo’s conviction and sentence, Ontario’s Court of Appeal found Forcillo’s second round of shots was “clearly unnecessary and excessive.”His legal team is now seeking to challenge the appeal court decision, arguing that the first and second volleys were “artificially” divided into two separate events, leading to the separate charges.Michael Lacy, Joseph Wilkinson and Bryan Badali are asking the Supreme Court to decide whether prosecutors were required to prove that the first and second rounds of shots were two different “transactions.”They are also contesting Forcillo’s initial six-year sentence, which was a year longer than the mandatory minimum.In their application to the court, the lawyers write that mandatory minimum sentences are intended to deter people from committing crimes.But the lawyers argue that when someone carrying a firearm legally uses it in good faith — as they suggest Forcillo did — that person is not deterred because they believe they’re obeying the law and therefore would not go to prison.The Crown has 30 days to respond to the application.The court has said it takes an average of three months to decide on leave applications after they are filed.Forcillo recently had six months added to his sentence after pleading guilty to perjury. He had also been charged with breaching the conditions of his bail while awaiting the Ontario Court of Appeal decision, along with obstruction of justice, but those charges were dropped after he entered the guilty plea.
“The United Nations has always been supportive of the Afghan effort and we’ve worked with them over the years as a reliable partner and we will continue to do so, with the international community, in ensuring that the country is stabilized, and we will continue our work to strengthen their institutions.,” Mr. Annan told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York.Describing the “tragic” road accident that reportedly set off the riots, he said: “Crowds gathered and led to even greater disturbances, leading to deaths and injuries of many people. Lots of properties were damaged, including UN and international humanitarian workers.”The UN chief said he followed the development in Afghanistan with concern, adding that what happened in Kabul over the weekend was “symptomatic of perhaps deeper problems,” including the question of “drug cultivation and production” in that country.Mr. Annan said he spoke with the Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about measures to help restore calm. “President Karzai believes that the situation is under control,” said Mr. Annan. “But we will continue to monitor it very closely.”The UN Secretary-General stressed the need to strengthen Afghanistan’s security forces and national institutions. “These (efforts) do take time and resources,” he said. “But we need to persevere.”
Experts from the Green River Rock and Mineral Festival led a group to Fossil Point on Saturday for a field trip through time. Fossil Point is nearly 15 miles, which equates to a 30-minute drive, from Green River.There, visitors can find hundreds of bones encased in rock that date back to the Jurassic era. The expert leading the group was Greg McDonald, a Bureau of Land Management paleontologist. He began the tour with a brief history of the surroundings. McDonald explained how the area used to be a river bed and went on to explain the different bones and fossils the group would come across during their exploring, including vertebrae, leg bones and fossilized clam beds.McDonald then turned the time over to local poet Dasha Bulatovo who read some of her poems from “Cairns,” which she wrote while an artist-in-residence in the Green River area.McDonald next took the group to a number of different areas to teach about how to identify bone from rock. The group then broke apart to explore on their own. Many bones were found throughout the area and McDonald explained what type of bone it was and from what dinosaur.
SEA ISLAND, Ga. — Seattle’s NHL expansion team has its roots in Dave Tippett’s computer.That’s where the longtime coach-turned-senior adviser keeps a running list of players around the league who might be available in an expansion draft that is still 2 1/2 years off. It is just an exercise for now but will become a key building block when Seattle picks its first players in June 2021.“Every year it’ll change a little bit,” Tippett said. “By the time it gets here, you’ll have a pretty good idea of where you think teams are going to fall.”Long months are ahead before the as-yet-named team plays its first meaningful game, but work is already under way and the effort can begin in earnest now that the NHL Board of Governors has officially awarded Seattle a franchise. Groundbreaking on a total overhaul of KeyArena is Wednesday, and Seattle’s front office will spend the rest of this season plotting the course for an organization that has a tough act to follow after Vegas reached the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season.“Part of the DNA of this ownership group is we’re extremely competitive,” said Tod Leiweke, a minority partner, president and CEO of Seattle Hockey Partners. “We’re here to win. And we want to win. So we’re going to look at these timelines and how it can be put to our advantage.”That means Tippett will watch the rest of this season with an eye on the new team’s future and he will sketch out the beginnings of a hockey operations department. He will likely be senior vice-president of hockey operations and have a big say in choosing the first general manager of the league’s 32nd team.Tippett will likely hire some scouts this summer and move forward on the GM search.“When you’re a year or two out, everything continues to evolve,” Tippett said. “You continue to monitor things. It’s an ever-changing world out there right now in the hockey world between coaches and GMs.”Veteran Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland is considered a potential candidate, and Vegas assistant Kelly McCrimmon would know the recipe for a successful expansion draft after helping George McPhee put the Golden Knights together. The same rules will be in place that allow teams to protect only seven forwards, three defencemen and a goaltender, or eight skaters at any position and a goaltender.That means for $650 million, Seattle will have an opportunity to win right away.“It gives you an excitement that you can have a team that’s not your expansion teams of the past with the NHL rules,” Tippett said. “You can have a competitive team like Vegas. Nobody expected that from them. But it’s not as if you’re in a five-year rebuild or five-year starting point. You actually can get some good players because of the rules.”Leiweke is friends with McPhee and Golden Knights president Kerry Bubolz, and said his new team will build “brick-by-brick” like Vegas did.First, there are real bricks. Majority owner David Bonderman said the immediate focus is on getting arena renovations and three-rink practice facility construction completed. Leiweke expects the 17,000-seat downtown arena to open in March or April 2021 and host the expansion draft.Tippett has a hand in all those projects and is also working to settle Seattle’s American Hockey League affiliate.And he and the ownership group will, at some point, go on a hiring spree to try to replicate Vegas’ success.“We have momentum, and this is a business of recruitment,” Leiweke said. “We now really feel confident that we’ll be able to recruit a top-flight staff. And we need to, because this is the most competitive league in the world, and parity is the trademark of the National Hockey League today. So we’re going to have to be really, really good at recruiting, but our owners are going to give us everything we need.”___Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsStephen Whyno, The Associated Press
Mondo Minerals has awarded Tenova Bateman Sub-Saharan Africa the front end engineering design (FEED) contract for the on-site refining of nickel concentrates into a mixed nickel cobalt hydroxide product (MHP) at its existing Vuonos talc concentrator at Talkkitie, Finland. The award of the FEED contract follows the successful completion of the prefeasibility and definitive feasibility studies for the plant by Tenova Mining and Minerals in Australia, in conjunction with the South African minerals research organization, Mintek.Mondo generates the nickel concentrates as a co-product of talc production, but the long-term economically viable offtake agreement for these has to date been limited, as they contain impurities, which makes treatment through conventional smelting difficult. However, using a bioleaching process developed specifically by Mintek, the plant will treat 12,000 t/y of nickel concentrate from Mondo’s two talc operations in Finland, Sotkamo and Vuonos, to produce approximately 1,000 t/y of nickel in MHP. The MHP is to be sold to nickel refineries or directly to the stainless steel industry.The plant will be highly automated and designed to withstand the tough winter conditions of Finland.Tenova Bateman Sub-Saharan Africa is liaising with Finnish civil contractors, and is assisting in the technical aspects to obtain the Finnish construction permit for the contractor to start with the early civil and earthworks on site.“The Tenova Mining & Minerals Group’s recognized bioleaching processing experience and its well established working relationship with Mintek positioned us well to win this important award,” said Tollie Nel, Managing Director of Tenova Bateman Sub-Saharan Africa. “The project is also a good example of Tenova Mining & Minerals’ capability to draw on the world class technological expertise across its global organization to deliver a solution that fully satisfies the client’s needs.”
Tinka Resources Ltd reports an updated Mineral Resources estimate for its 100%-owned Ayawilca zinc and tin deposits in Peru. Part of the Zinc Zone Mineral Resource is now classified as Indicated, incorporating a higher-grade portion of the deposit. In addition, the updated Inferred Mineral Resource is of a similar size and grade to the previous Zinc Zone resource reported in November 2017. The updated Tin Zone Inferred Mineral Resource is also substantially larger. This resources update follows a very successful drilling program, with the company completing approximately 20,000 m during 2018. The map shows major mines in central Peru.Indicated Zinc Zone Mineral Resource of 11.7 Mt grading 6.9% Zn, 0.16% Pb, 84 g/t In and 15 g/t Ag (8.1% ZnEq)Inferred Zinc Zone Mineral Resource of 45.0 Mt grading 5.6% Zn, 0.23% Pb, 67 g/t In and 17 g/t Ag (6.7% ZnEq)Inferred Tin Mineral Resource of 14.5 Mt grading 0.63% Sn, 0.21% Cu, and 18 g/t Ag (0.70% SnEq).The Tin Zone and Zinc Zone resources do not overlap. The Mineral Resources are reported above an NSR cut-off value of $55/t, as estimated by Roscoe Postle Associates.Dr. Graham Carman, Tinka’s President and CEO, stated: “We are very pleased with the updated mineral resources estimation, as the Ayawilca deposit now represents one of the largest zinc resources held in a non-producing resources company. Ayawilca has for the first time, a high-grade Zinc Zone resource in the Indicated category containing 1.8 billion pounds of zinc (24% of the total zinc inventory), as well as an Inferred resource containing 5.6 billion pounds of zinc (76% of the total zinc inventory). Zinc resources were able to be partially upgraded to Indicated in those areas due to infill drilling at West and South Ayawilca in 2018. In addition, the Tin Zone resource has increased by 38% and now contains over 200 million pounds of tin. The updated Tin Zone resource is believed to be the largest undeveloped tin resource outside of a producing camp in Peru.”“Tinka has had a very successful year at Ayawilca, expanding and upgrading the resources. We now look forward to completing our maiden PEA in the first half of 2019. Additional potential still exists for resource growth at Ayawilca, with additional step-out and deeper exploration drilling planned for 2019. The company’s work programs are fully funded into the foreseeable future, with C$13 million in cash and no debt as at the end of September 2018.”
DKB Bundesliga announced nominations for the ALL Star game which will be held in Leipzig on February 4, right after the final days at the Men’s World Championship 2017 in France. Exactly 48 players are nominated and fans can vote for them on League’s website.Goalkeepers:Niklas Landin (THW Kiel/Denmark)Mattias Andersson (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/Sweden)Johannes Bitter (TVB 1898 Stuttgart/Germany)Mikael Appelgren (Rhein-Neckar Löwen/Sweden)Dario Quenstedt (SC Magdeburg/Germany)Benjamin Buric (HSG Wetzlar/BIH)Left wings:Anders Eggert (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/Denmark)Raul Santos (THW Kiel/Austria)Yves Kunkel (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten/Germany)Steffen Coßbau (HSC 2000 Coburg/Germany)Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (Rhein-Neckar Löwen/Iceland)Bjarki Elisson (Füchse Berlin/Iceland)Right wings:Lasse Svan Hansen (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/Denmark)Robert Weber (SC Magdeburg/Austria)Niclas Ekberg (THW Kiel/Sweden)Ole Rahmel (HC Erlangen/Germany)Mattias Zachrisson (Füchse Berlin/Sweden)Bobby Schagen (TVB 1898 Stuttgart/The Netherlands)Left backs:Michael Damgaard (SC Magdeburg/Danmark)Kim Ekdahl du Rietz (Rhein-Neckar Löwen/Sweden)Nikola Bilyk (THW Kiel/Austria)Philipp Weber (HSG Wetzlar/Germany)Aivis Jurdzs (SC DHfK Leipzig/Latvia)Thomas Mogensen (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/Denmark)Playmakers:Domagoj Duvnjak (THW Kiel/Croatia)Andy Schmid (Rhein-Neckar Löwen/Switzerland)Morten Olsen (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf/Denmark)Petar Nenadic (Füchse Berlin/Serbia)Kentin Mahé (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/France)Dalibor Doder (TSV GWD Minden/Sweden)Right backs:Marko Vujin (THW Kiel/Serbia)Holger Glandorf (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/Germany)Alexander Petersson (Rhein-Neckar Löwen/Iceland)Christoffer Rambo (TSV GWD Minden/Norway)Andreas Rojewski (SC DHfK Leipzig/Poland)Nicolai Theilinger (HC Erlangen/Germany)Line players:René Toft Hansen (THW Kiel/Denmark)Henrik Toft Hansen (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/Danmark)Tobias Karlsson (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/Sweden)Jonas Thümmler (HC Erlangen/Germany)Anton Månsson (TBV Lemgo/Sweden)Joakim Andre Hykkerud (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf/Norway)Coaches:Ljubomir Vranjes (SG Flensburg-Handewitt/Sweden)Alfred Gislason (THW Kiel/Iceland)Nicolaj Jacobsen (Rhein-Neckar Löwen/Denmark)Bennet Wiegert (SC Magdeburg/Germany)Markus Baur (TVB 1898 Stuttgart/Germany)Christian Prokop (SC DHfK Leipzig/Germany) ← Previous Story No stress evening for Telekom Veszprem against RK Gorenje Next Story → Michal Szyba six months out!
Sunday 5 May 2019, 2:00 PM https://the42.ie/4620727 Eugene McGee pictured during his time as chairman of the GAA’s Football Review Committee. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO May 5th 2019, 11:37 AM Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share16 Tweet Email1 ALL-IRELAND WINNING manager, Eugene McGee has died.The Longford native guided Offaly during their historic 1982 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final win over Kerry. McGee also worked as a journalist, writing with the Sunday Tribune and he was editor and managing director of the Longford Leader.McGee reportedly died overnight after falling ill at a family engagement.“Eugene had an innovative approach to GAA management and was an honourable and well-respected journalist,” said minister for transport, tourism and sport Shane Ross, “I wish to offer my condolences to Eugene’s wife Marian, family and friends.” Legendary GAA manager and journalist Eugene McGee has died McGee also worked as a journalist and editor of the Longford Leader. Eugene McGee pictured during his time as chairman of the GAA’s Football Review Committee. By The42 Team 37,796 Views Short URL 20 Comments
Le lancement d’un ballon subspatial échoue en SuèdeLe centre spatiale d’Esrange, en Suède, a été contraint de ramener au sol le gigantesque ballon subsaptial expérimental qui avait été lancé dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi en raison d’une fuite d’hélium.Le PoGOLite (Polarised Gamma-ray Observer) est un télescope de deux tonnes suspendu à un énorme ballon gonflable rempli d’un million de mètres cubes d’hélium. Ce ballon subspatial suédois a été lâché du centre spatial d’Esrange, dans l’extrême Nord de la Suède, à 23h57 GMT. Malheureusement, l’engin a dû être ramené au sol cinq heures plus tard après être monté jusqu’à 35 kilomètres en raison d’une fuite d’hélium.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”Nous l’avons lancé sans aucun problème, mais nous avons été contraints de le ramener au sol. Il fuyait et perdait de l’altitude”, a déclaré à l’AFP Johanna Bergström-Roos, une porte-parole du centre spatial. “Ce sont des choses qui arrivent”, a-t-elle dit. Le ballon stratosphérique devait normalement être stabilisé à 38 kilomètres d’altitude et dériver vers l’Ouest en direction de la Norvège, de l’Islande, du Groenland et du Canada. L’objectif initial prévoyait même de le faire survoler l’Alaska et la Russie, avant de revenir en Suède moins de trois semaines plus tard.Le PoGoLite avait pour mission d’étudier les rayons émis par les étoiles à neutrons, les trous noirs et les pulsars. “Nous sommes très déçus, et nous espérons que la gondole[transportant l’équipement scientifique] est intacte”, ont déclaré les responsables du projet sur leur site internet. Une enquête va être lancée pour déterminer les causes de la fuite avant une éventuelle et seconde tentative à une date non déterminée, indique Sciences et Avenir.Le 8 juillet 2011 à 15:43 • Maxime Lambert
Un modèle de casque sans fil qui peut se scinder en deux !Un concepteur d’objets design, Roel Deden, a mis au point un casque qui peut se transformer en deux, au besoin !Roel Deden a mis au point un casque concept qui combine deux paires d’écouteurs en une. Il est ainsi possible de partager de la musique, et les casques. Car la musique est faite pour être partagée n’est-ce pas ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une petite paire d’écouteurs, centrale, est destinée à être détachée. Elle peut alors profiter à un ami grâce à une connexion sans fil, probablement du Bluetooth. Autrement, le casque fermé permet à l’auditeur de s’isoler des bruits environnants. Voilà donc une idée géniale qui permet au casque d’être utilisé de manière traditionnelle et de se dédoubler si le besoin s’en fait sentir.Le concepteur du casque est étudiant à la Design Academy d’Eindhoven. Il est donc l’auteur de cette prouesse technique. D’ailleurs il es guère étonnant que le casque en question ait été fabriqué par un amateur de design. Car celui-ci est franchement réussi.On lui souhaite que son œuvre soit commercialisée prochainement.Le 12 mars 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambert
A few years ago, an examination of the Yakima County Jail showed more than 60 percent of its inmates were awaiting trial. Officials started looking at how to reduce that percentage.In 2013, the Eastern Washington county was chosen as a site to test a Justice Department-affiliated initiative to reduce the number of people in its jail who had not yet been convicted. So far the results seem promising.Under the old system, Yakima County Superior Court Judge Richard Bartheld explained, he’d typically see those arrested in a first appearance the next “judicial day” after they’d been arrested. At that hearing, the arrested parties would appear on their own and answer some basic questions. Only rarely would they have an attorney.Then, usually based on little more than their answers, the prosecutor’s statements and what was in the preliminary police report, Bartheld would make a call on whether to release the defendant, set bail, or jail him.“One of my concerns as a judge in Yakima County was I wasn’t getting good information to make informed decisions on release decisions,” Bartheld said.
Pep Guardiola has singled out Eric Garcia for praise, describing the young defender as “incredible” and “intelligent”.Garcia, 18, has made two senior appearances for City this season and Guardiola has been impressed with the Spaniard, who could be in line to play in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Burton Albion.“I can count on him,” Guardiola said via the club’s website.“He showed me an incredible personality in the Carabao Cup [games against Leicester and Burton], and especially in preseason when he played with younger players.“It’s easier when you are a young player to come in and play close to Nico [Otamendi], or David Silva or Kevin [De Bruyne] – but play there with six, seven young academy players, and he was really the captain, and he guides and he leads in three hard games.Manchester City teenagers that could face Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg:• Ian Carlo Poveda (18)• Iker Pozo (18)• Taylor Richards (18)• Felix Nmecha (18)• Eric Garcia (18) pic.twitter.com/M4BevIaGAgMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) January 21, 2019“He was incredibly good. In the Carabao Cup he was good. But he’s young. Is he a third, fourth defender, one more year in academy, or do we loan? We are going to decide in the next months what happens next season.“But I am incredibly satisfied, not just with the games but the way he trains, his behaviour, how polite he is, how he listens, how when he has doubts, he always asks myself, my staff, Mikel [Arteta].“He is so smart, so intelligent. He understands everything so quick. His physicality is not so strong, but he resolves situations by thinking.“I like to work with intelligent people and he is one of them.”
AARP-THE MAGAZINE47,323,40057,958,264-18.3 CYCLE WORLD162.56213.60-23.9 NATIONAL JOURNAL130.50213.32-38.8 ROLLING STONE31,239,76442,597,888-26.7 CYCLE WORLD7,969,89910,093,268-21.0 POWER & MOTORYACHT628.44780.68-19.5 COASTAL LIVING140.64238.79-41.1 U S NEWS & WORLD REPORT38,034,63958,359,694-34.8 U S NEWS & WORLD REPORT229.46366.94-37.5 BOATING253.00333.47-24.1 SOAP OPERA DIGEST4,649,8705,693,495-18.3 Of the 231 magazines that reported advertising figures in both 2007 and 2008, 153 reported a decrease in advertising pages—80 by 10 percent or more. And only 54 magazines reported ad page gains of more than 10 percent. Publishers who appear to be having the toughest time: Scientific American, down 45.5 percent in ad pages (to $5.12 million) and 41.7 percent in PIB ad revenue; U.S. News and World Report, down 37.5 percent in ad pages, 34.8 percent in ad revenue; Rolling Stone, down 32.6 percent in pages and 26.7 percent in revenue (to $31.24 million, compared to $42.6 million in the first quarter of 2007); the recently-sold gay-and-lesbian title Advocate, down 30.3 percent in ad pages, 22.4 percent in ad revenue; Coastal Living, down 41.1 percent in ad pages, 35.3 percent in revenue; AARP, down 23.8 percent in ad pages; Entertainment Weekly, down 20.7 percent in ad pages; and National Geographic and SI’s “For Kids” editions, down 49.2 and 42.8 percent in ad pages, respectively.Some magazines, however, managed to buck the downward advertising trend: OK! magazine’s ad pages increased 37.9 percent (to 168.61) and a nearly 50 percent ad revenue increase ($13.66 million); Everyday with Rachael Ray, up 38.1 percent in ad pages, over 81 percent in ad revenue (to $17.98 million); Guideposts, up 36.6 percent in ad pages, 38.9 percent in ad revenue; Rolling Stone’s brotherly title, Men’s Journal, up 21.7 percent in ad pages; and Fast Company, up 29 percent in ad pages, 35.5 percent in revenue.Ad pages for Entrepreneur, which is looking for buyers, dropped 7.2 percent in the first quarter; PIB ad revenue ($25.4 million) slid 5.8 percent.TOUGH TIMES AARP-THE MAGAZINE84.98111.48-23.8 AUTOWEEK7,760,0919,732,000-20.3 DIABETES FOCUS1,915,0272,095,109-8.6 GOLF FOR WOMEN2,736,6123,720,514-26.4 GOURMET180.41229.10-21.3 The Publishers Information Bureau released its quarterly report this morning, and, unsurprisingly, consumer magazine publishers are having a tougher time selling ads in 2008 than they did in 2007.Total rate-card-reported advertising revenue fell 1.2 percent during the first three months of the year. But ad pages—considered the more telling statistic, given the discounts many magazine publishers give to frequent advertisers—fell 6.4 percent.Softness in the automotive and home furnishing ad categories “indicate that the down economy has affected ad spending in magazines,” says Ellen Oppenheim, executive vice president and Chief marketing officer at the Magazine Publishers of America. ADVOCATE1,521,7591,959,948-22.4 SALT WATER SPORTSMAN6,612,2768,073,767-18.1 FITNESS155.52198.14-21.5 KIPLINGERS PERSONAL FINANCE116.97146.17-20.0 YACHTING15,567,05820,639,070-24.6 ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY44,116,62153,011,125-16.8 ADVOCATE77.96111.87-30.3 GOURMET19,182,87523,095,274-16.9 ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY280.50353.65-20.7 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS1,167,3062,159,406-45.9 ROLLING STONE194.83289.22-32.6 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS11.2822.19-49.2 BLENDER109.58136.11-19.5 BOATING10,943,01913,517,554-19.0 SALT WATER SPORTSMAN200.11259.53-22.9 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN5,123,2708,783,122-41.7 SI FOR KIDS2,016,4103,175,690-36.5 COASTAL LIVING7,793,92412,047,517-35.3 NATIONAL JOURNAL1,887,4422,917,840-35.3 FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE2008 AD REV2007 AD REV%CHNG RIDE BMX876,2621,215,757-27.9 DIABETES FOCUS19.4524.59-20.9 SMARTMONEY124.51158.50-21.4 KIPLINGERS PERSONAL FINANCE8,518,10710,289,700-17.2 FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE2008 AD PAGES2007 AD PAGES% CHNG RIDE BMX93.34136.16-31.4 MOTORBOATING5,042,1396,831,502-26.2 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN70.76129.94-45.5 GOLF FOR WOMEN44.1667.88-34.9 VIBE18,099,51822,249,816-18.7 MOTORBOATING161.82232.95-30.5 FITNESS20,723,83024,897,708-16.8 SMARTMONEY10,522,27112,786,324-17.7 SOAP OPERA DIGEST217.95276.92-21.3 ABA JOURNAL44.7656.26-20.4 ABA JOURNAL1,346,6671,907,808-29.4 YACHTING472.97659.11-28.2 VIBE185.02237.38-22.1 POWER & MOTORYACHT17,792,18521,890,374-18.7 BLENDER10,741,74111,828,460-9.2 AUTOWEEK224.68283.61-20.8 SI FOR KIDS22.6239.54-42.8 SOURCE: PIB Click here for the full PIB report.
https://twitter.com/deesnider/status/1107644275372773376 Twitter His boyhood dream came to life in Dublin clubs, and he went on to play with greats such as Ozzy OsbournePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 19, 2019 – 1:52 pm Accomplished rock guitarist Bernie Tormé died of pneumonia on March 17, with his family, at a London hospital where he had been receiving treatment.Born in 1952, Tormé set his sights as a boy on becoming an in-demand rock guitarist and began realizing his dreams in Dublin clubs, going on to play with Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and many others.Tormé’s website bio sums him up as a “blues rock psychedelic shredmeister” and “glam punk sleaze rock frontman.” Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, who wrote and played with Tormé, described him as a “guitar god.” His collaboration with Osbourne, albeit brief, happened because he was considered worthy as a replacement for Osbourne bandmate Randy Rhoads when the legendary metal guitarist died in 1982. Email Bernie Tormé, Irish Rock Guitarist, Dies At 66 News Facebook Bernie Tormé, Irish Rock Guitarist, Dies At 66 bernie-torm%C3%A9-irish-rock-guitarist-dies-66 Later in life, Tormé ran his own Barnroom Studios in Kent, his label Retrowrek Records, and last December he completed work on his project Shadowland supported by a PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign.”He had been on life support for the past four weeks at a London hospital following post-flu complications,” a statement from his family said. “Bernie will be remembered for dedicating his life to his music for five decades. He will be sorely missed.”Ozzy Osbourne Announces North American Dates for No More Tours 2 in 2019Read more
Karan PatelKaran Patel/InstagramThere is no second thought that social media has brought fans and celebrities closer to each other. But it has its own share of disadvantages as well as some users follow the growing trend of trolling celebrities and even send inappropriate messages.And, looks like the latest victim of such unsuitable texts received from an anonymous person is TV actress Ankita Bhargava, SpotboyE reported. The message seemed to have angered Ankita’s husband and actor Karan Patel, popular for his role of Raman in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, as he lost his cool and took to Instagram to warn an anonymous person.Karan shared a screenshot of the person’s account along with a warning post to teach the person a lesson. The actor, known for his bad temper, used an abusive tone of language in the post. Soon after the post was shared online, fans flooded his post with questions asking him the reason for his anger against the particular person.According to the report, Karan is going to seek help from cyber crime cell in order to identify the culprit and also take necessary action against him.Last year, Karan had warned his followers on Twitter about an impostor who was asking females for nude photos in the pretext of offering them roles in a bold show with a leading production house. A video of the actor was uploaded on fake social media accounts to dupe women. Not just that, the impostor had also guaranteed a meeting with Karan at a cost of Rs 5,000.Before the Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor could learn about it and control the situation, he was already flooded with calls from across the country about paying to meet him. However, Karan decided not to spare the impostor but take legal action against him. Talking to Bombay Times, a worried Karan said: “I recognized that video. I shot for this man a few years ago, as it was his idea to bring in new talent in the industry through his acting institute. I thought it to be a noble idea as that would give aspiring actors a chance to get a foothold in the industry.” The actor admitted that it was his mistake of not undergoing a thorough check on the man before shooting the video.
Share Elijah Nouvelage/Getty ImagesOpponents of President Trump’s executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations protest outside a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday. A three-judge panel heard oral arguments and will now decide whether to lift the stay or leave it in place.Two lawyers, three judges, thousands of ordinary Americans: On Tuesday night, oral arguments in Washington v. Trump attracted an unusually large audience for audio-only legal proceedings.The case centers on President Trump’s controversial executive order that would temporarily bar all new refugees from entering the U.S., as well as visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries.Those restrictions are currently not being enforced, after a federal judge granted the states of Washington and Minnesota a temporary restraining order blocking the travel ban from going into effect. It was that temporary restraining order — not the travel ban itself — that was being debated in the arguments Tuesday night before three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.But along the way, the lawyers and judges raised a number of larger issues — some of which, for the many nonlawyers listening along, might require a little context or explanation.Here are a few key questions that were raised, directly or indirectly, during the arguments:How many Muslims would be affected by the travel ban? (And does it matter?)During oral arguments, Judge Richard Clifton suggested that the seven countries named in President Trump’s travel ban make up less than 15 percent of the world’s Muslim population.Clifton’s “quick penciling,” as he described it during the hearing, is close. Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen made up just more than 12 percent of the world’s Muslim population in 2010, based on NPR’s analysis of the latest data compiled by the Pew Research Center.During the hearing, Clifton questioned whether the travel ban could be considered religious discrimination against Muslims if the majority of Muslims worldwide were not affected. Here’s how Washington state Solicitor General Noah Purcell responded:“Your honor, the case law from this court and from the Supreme Court is very clear that to prove religious discrimination, we do not need to prove that this order harms only Muslims or that it harms every Muslim. We just need to prove that it was motivated in part by a desire to harm Muslims.”Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, says there is case law that backs up Purcell’s argument. “There is no precedent for the ridiculous suggestion that discrimination against members of a religious group becomes constitutionally acceptable whenever only a small percentage of that religious group is victimized,” Tribe tells NPR. “The entire course of jurisprudence under the Religion Clauses is incompatible with any such arithmetic approach to the issue.”What rights do noncitizens have under the U.S. Constitution?As he wrapped up his initial remarks, August Flentje, special counsel to the assistant attorney general, said that in some cases, noncitizens have “no rights” that the state of Washington could try to protect.Cornell University Law School professor Stephen Yale-Loehr says that’s basically true. He explains that the constitutional rights of noncitizens exist on a sort of spectrum.“At one end of the spectrum someone who’s never been to the United States, even for visiting Disney World, really has no rights,” he tells NPR. “On the other end of the spectrum would be somebody who’s been given a green card … they have a lot of constitutional rights.”But it’s more complicated than that. It matters where someone is. Someone in the U.S. — even illegally — has constitutional rights, such as the right to due process and the freedoms under the First Amendment, Yale-Loehr says. Even people who aren’t in the U.S. and never have been might have ties to a U.S. resident or citizen who has rights of his own — as the state of Washington pointed out in its arguments.What are the limits of presidential power?The Department of Justice argues that the president has broad powers when it comes to immigration and national security. In court filings, and again in oral arguments, the DOJ suggested that it was inappropriate for judges to “second-guess” the president’s judgment on national security issues.But the judges seemed to be interested in the limits of those presidential powers, as well as when “second-guessing” would be called for.“Could the president simply say in the order, we’re not gonna let any Muslims in?” asked Judge William Canby. Flentje replied several times that that’s not what Trump’s executive order does.“I know that,” Canby said. “But could he do that?” He kept pushing for an answer to his hypothetical question.Flentje conceded that a different plaintiff — specifically, a “U.S. citizen with a connection with someone seeking entry” — might be able to sue for religious discrimination in that situation.What proof is there that Trump’s travel ban is motivated by concerns over terrorism — and what evidence that it’s meant to block Muslims? The Justice Department argues that the temporary travel ban on travelers from seven mostly Muslim countries is necessary to protect U.S. national security. But Judge Michelle Friedland pushed the government to support that claim.“Has the government pointed to any evidence connecting these countries with terrorism?” Friedland asked the Justice Department’s lawyer.Flentje said that there is no such evidence on the record in this case. But he did mention al-Shabab, an Islamic militant group based in East Africa that the U.S. government considers a terrorist organization. And he pointed out that Congress and the Obama administration had already authorized heightened security for visitors from these countries.Meanwhile, when Purcell argued on behalf of the states, Clifton asked him to lay out evidence for the states’ allegation that the order, which doesn’t mention Islam or Muslims by name, is actually motivated by religious bias.Purcell had described the evidence of intent as “rather shocking” but didn’t go into detail. Friedland pointed out that the state included evidence in its briefs — including remarks from Trump associate Rudy Giuliani about what he said was the administration’s desire to impose a Muslim ban “legally.”What might happen next?While Tuesday’s hearing veered into questions of constitutional law, the federal appeals judges are deciding only whether to reinstate Trump’s travel ban while the legal battle over his executive order continues.The 9th Circuit panel said it won’t be making a decision on Wednesday, but the ruling could come later this week.If the three-judge panel decides to bring the travel ban back, lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota could ask a lower court to grant a preliminary injunction to, again, suspend the ban, which could be issued as early as Feb. 18, according to this court filing.Regardless of what the appeals judges decide, the case is likely to end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
The Carlos Rosario School is hosting its Black History Month celebration, 9:30 a.m., Feb. 27 at 1100 Harvard Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.The event will highlight the diverse heritage of their African, Afro-Latino and African American students through student-led performances in dance, song and poetry. Students Adenike Adeliyi, from Nigeria, and Mohammed Mohammed, from Tanzania, will emcee. Mohammed was an electrician and tour guide on the island of Zanzibar and wishes to become an electrical engineer. Adenike is a passionate and talented designer who learned to design and sew clothing decades before she even learned to read thanks to literacy classes at the Carlos Rosario School. Adenike has also created clothing that will be worn on stage and be on display during the event.
By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROIf the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) efforts to implement systemic reform and the actual behavior of its officers seem perpetually out of sync, this week’s developments only added to that perception.That’s because as police commanders and lawyers from the Department of Justice (DOJ), gathered before federal judge James K. Bredar to convince him they were complying with a federal consent decree intended to overhaul the agency July 26, yet another officer was caught allegedly committing a crime that has become all too common for the beleaguered law enforcement agency.Officer Spencer Moore (Courtesy Photo)Earlier that week police officials announced the arrest of Officer Spencer Moore; Moore was snared allegedly dealing Oxycodone pills by drug investigators in a Baltimore County parking lot.The 14-year veteran was already suspended for an undisclosed departmental violation when the arrest occurred, raising serious questions of just how effective the new push to reform the department’s internal disciplinary process was proceeding.Charging documents state the transaction occurred in a Woodlawn parking lot. Narcotics investigators witnessed Spencer exit a Lexus and hand a package to the driver of a white pickup truck. Investigators later stopped Spencer and searched his car, confiscating three bottles of Oxycodone containing 100 pills.Two of the bottles did not have prescription labels.Moore is facing charges of possession with intent to distribute and prescription fraud. He was released on $15,000 bail July 27 and has been suspended without pay.But Moore’s behavior, particularly while already under suspension, draws a stark contrast to the picture presented to a skeptical judge during a quarterly public progress report late last month on the agreed to reforms that the department has been implementing for months.In an hours-long presentation inside the federal courthouse, police officials made PowerPoint presentations showing a restructured Office of Personal Responsibility, formerly known as Internal Affairs, along with a plan to beef up staffing. City officials promised to fix the culture inside the department they acknowledged was broken.But Judge Bredar, who is overseeing the implementation of the consent decree between the city and the Department of Justice, seemed at times impatient. One theme that dominated his remarks during the hearing was civilian oversight. In a pointed comment to City Solicitor Andre Davis, Bredar was emphatic that the future of the department depended on more civilian input.“Civilian participation is part of the Baltimore Police Department’s future, it’s inevitable,” the Judge said.However, after the hearing ACLU of Maryland legal director David Rocah pointed to a recent push from city officials to force members of the Civilian Review Board to sign a non-disclosure agreement. The move, rejected by the board, which independently investigates complaints of police brutality, was seen by Rocah as an indication the city was not acting in good faith on Bredar’s’ instructions.“Here again we see a disconnect between rhetoric and action,” Rocah told the AFRO.City solicitor Andre Davis countered that the law department, which now oversees the board was only complying with public information restrictions that shield disciplinary records of police officers from public scrutiny. He urged leaders of the Maryland General Assembly to change the law to empower the board that can currently only make recommendations, not impose discipline upon officers.“If (House) speaker (Michael) Bush and (Senate) President Mike Miller see the needs that Baltimore City feel so deeply, they’ll make the change.”But even as officials make plans for a 2019 legislative push in Annapolis, another troubling report released at the hearing highlighted a department that is both resistant to change and ill-equipped to police itself.The semi-annual report from the federal monitors who are tasked with providing the federal court progress updates on the BPD found the department lacked the wherewithal to provide useful data on current interactions with the public.“To conduct comprehensive analyses of standard measurements of constitutional S/S/A (Stop, Seizures, and Arrests) activity—such as the percentage of searches that actually result in the seizure of contraband (i.e., “hit rates”) or comparative percentages of stops based on race,” the report stated, “would entail manual review of thousands and thousands of poorly organized paper records, which is impractical.”But even more troubling for the authors, was the behavior of the department in the aftermath of the shooting death of Detective Sean Suiter.Suiter died shortly after being shot in a West Baltimore alley in November of 2017. His death remains unsolved.Monitors found that the BPD needlessly maintained the multi-block lockdown of the Harlem Park neighborhood where he was shot for at least five days “after the threat of an armed and dangerous suspect had dissipated.”
Wakanda Forever: New Fish Named After ‘Black Panther’ HomeThe Best ‘Avengers’ Toys Stay on target Ten years after The Dark Knight’s infamous Oscar snub (among other things) caused the Academy to expand the Best Picture pool to ten potential nominees, a superhero movie, Black Panther, has finally been nominated for best movie period at the Academy Awards. All it took was a healthy dose of Afrofuturism and priming audiences to broaden their horizons… by giving the top prize to a movie about fish sex along with tons of other genre movies at last year’s Oscars.Along with Best Picture, Black Panther is also up for awards for its gorgeous costumes and production design, as well as its music composed in part with Kendrick Lamar. And of course T’Challa himself should appear in the “In Memoriam” section as the show airs before his inevitable resurrection in Avengers: Endgame.Other nifty news out of this year’s Oscars? Netflix finally has a Best Picture contender with Roma. Spike Lee has gotten his long overdue first nomination with BlackKkKlansman. With Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse up for best animated picture, two Black superheroes movies might win this year. But unfortunately Sorry To Bother You, the actual best movie of 2018, is nowhere to be found because it’s way too cool.Here’s your full list of 2018 Academy Awards nominees. Watch our reviews of the nominated films. And catch the show itself on February 24.Best PictureBlack Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born ViceActress in a Leading RoleYalitza Aparicio, RomaGlenn Close, The WifeOlivia Colman, The FavouriteLady Gaga, A Star Is BornMelissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?Actor in a Leading RoleChristian Bale, ViceBradley Cooper, A Star Is BornWillem Dafoe, At Eternity’s GateRami Malek, Bohemian RhapsodyViggo Mortensen, Green BookDirectingSpike Lee, BlacKkKlansmanPaweł Pawlikowski, Cold WarYorgos Lanthimos, The FavouriteAlfonso Cuarón, RomaAdam McKay, ViceActor in a Supporting RoleMahershala Ali, Green BookAdam Driver, BlacKkKlansmanSam Elliott, A Star Is BornRichard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?Sam Rockwell, ViceActress in a Supporting RoleAmy Adams, ViceMarina de Tavira, RomaRegina King, If Beale Street Could TalkEmma Stone, The FavouriteRachel Weisz, The FavouriteAdapted ScreenplayThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs BlacKkKlansman Can You Ever Forgive Me? If Beale Street Could Talk A Star Is BornOriginal ScreenplayThe Favourite First Reformed Green Book Roma ViceCinematographyCold War The Favourite Never Look Away Roma A Star Is BornProduction DesignBlack Panther The Favourite First Man Mary Poppins Returns RomaCostume DesignThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs Black Panther The Favourite Mary Poppins Returns Mary Queen of ScotsFilm EditingBlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book ViceForeign Language FilmCapernaum (Lebanon)Cold War (Poland)Never Look Away (Germany)Roma (Mexico)Shoplifters (Japan)Documentary FeatureFree SoloHale County This Morning, This Evening Minding the Gap Of Fathers and Sons RBGDocumentary Short SubjectBlack Sheep End Game Lifeboat A Night at the Garden Period. End Of SentenceAnimated Feature FilmIncredibles 2 Isle of Dogs Mirai Ralph Breaks the Internet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseAnimated Short FilmAnimal Behaviour Bao Late Afternoon One Small Step WeekendsLive Action Short FilmDetainment Fauve Marguerite Mother SkinOriginal ScoreBlack Panther BlacKkKlansman If Beale Street Could Talk Isle of Dogs Mary Poppins ReturnsOriginal Song“All The Stars” from Black Panther“I’ll Fight” from RBG“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns“Shallow” from A Star Is Born“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster ScruggsVisual EffectsAvengers: Infinity War Christopher Robin First ManReady Player One(???)Solo: A Star Wars StoryMakeup and HairstylingBorder Mary Queen of Scots ViceSound EditingBlack Panther Bohemian Rhapsody First Man A Quiet Place RomaSound MixingBlack Panther Bohemian Rhapsody First Man Roma A Star Is Born