Seasoned cricketer Gautam Gambhir was blessed with a baby girl for the second time and he shared the news on micro-blogging site Twitter.”An angel blessing our family, an angel brightening our lives, Welcome to the world, little angel!” he wrote on Twitter.An angel blessing our family,An angel brightening our lives,Welcome to the world, little angel! ? pic.twitter.com/nrJ0hhuX9Y- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 21, 2017Gambhir, who has been in and out of the national team (barring recall for injury replacements sporadically), was congratulated by his former Indian teammate Irfan Pathan.”Congratulations bro :):)”Congratulations bro :):)- Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 21, 2017Gambhir, who has been embroiled in controversies lately for his suspension by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) because of a spat with coach Bhaskar Pillai, has been married for six years to Natasha Jain.Congratulations Gauti bhai. Lots of love to the little angel. Bhagwan usey khoob khushiyaan aur achi sehat dey- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 22, 2017Congratulations @GautamGambhir ???? Pure love.. bless you and family https://t.co/jvqKpy7YCP- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 22, 2017
Zach Sinor Unfazed About Being A Ray Guy Finalist, Shares How He Got To OSUZach Sinor Unfazed About Being A Ray Guy Finalist, Shares How He Got To OSU
One of Oklahoma State’s best players is a guy you may not have heard much about — punter Zach Sinor. The sophomore punter from Castroville, Texas is ranked No. 31 in the NCAA in yards per punt at 43.0. More importantly he’s pinned the other team inside their own 20 yard line 26 times in 2016, tied for No. 3 in the nation. He’s also somehow only had one touchback.He’s also up as a finalist for the Ray Guy award, given to the nation’s best punter. The ‘Seisman’, if you will. Here’s the list of finalists for the 2016 Ray Guy Award.Austin Barnes (Jr.), Eastern Michigan UniversityNicholas Conte (Sr.), University of VirginiaSteven Coutts (So.), University of Louisiana at LafayetteJoseph Davidson (Jr.), Bowling Green State UniversityMichael Dickson (So.), University of TexasHayden Hunt (Sr.), Colorado State UniversityCameron Johnston (Sr.), Ohio State UniversityZach Sinor (So.), Oklahoma State UniversityJohnny Townsend (Jr.), University of FloridaMitch Wishnowsky (So.), University of UtahSinor didn’t seem too worried about winning the award when asked about it at the on Monday.“I don’t really look into that stuff,” said Sinor. “Yeah, the awards will come, but my job is to pin them back and help the defense out the best I can.”He actually attended several Ray Guy camps growing up which is pretty funny.“I watched his film,” said Sinor of the Ray Guy camps. He gives you a little disc to watch. A lot of drops, directional punting, he really broke it down which helped me a lot.“As a freshman [in high school] I was a QB and a defensive tackle, a little odd. But my sophomore year I was kicking the ball around one day, and they said you’re the punter. Then I was on JV as the punter, and I hit a 45- 50-yard punt, so then they said you’re on varsity.“So after that I averaged like 39 my sophomore year on varsity. So after that I went to a Ray Guy camp, and they said ‘you have a pretty big leg. You can probably kick in college.’ So I kept working at it and now I’m here.”“During spring ball, whenever that was, I saw him throwing it around one day and he throws it pretty good,” said head coach Mike Gundy of his former QB-turned-punter. “If we were smart, we’d probably have a fake punt with him throwing the ball. But, it’s kind of like with James Castleman – the season’s not over yet.”The punter is pretty much the least glamorous position on the field, but Sinor has been huge for Oklahoma State in several close games this year — in the Iowa State game, the Tech game this last weekend, Sinor flipped the field in some big spots.“I just know where we’re at in the field at all times, so if we’re inside the 45-yard line, I’ll go the net and do some pooch punts and if we’re outside of that I’ll just work on regular punts,” added Sinor.An extra 10-15 yards can be enormous for Glenn Spencer and his defense especially when Sinor never kicks it into the end zone. 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!
‘Neymar will win Ballon d’Or after Ronaldo and Messi’‘Neymar will win Ballon d’Or after Ronaldo and Messi’
PSG ‘Neymar will win Ballon d’Or after Ronaldo and Messi’ – Kaka Nino Duit Last updated 1 year ago 00:56 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty composite PSG Neymar PSG v Nantes Ligue 1 The PSG star has been given the backing of his fellow Brazilian to take over as football’s best player Neymar will win the Ballon d’Or after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s dominance has ended, according to Kaka.Since 2008, Ronaldo and Messi have shared the prestigious individual honour between them, with the Real Madrid star claiming four and the Barcelona legend five awards.Neymar 13/2 UCL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Following last season’s Champions League triumph with Madrid, Ronaldo is the favourite to receive the trophy again this year to draw alongside his great rival.With both Ronaldo and Messi now into their thirties, thoughts are already drifting towards who will succeed them as football’s best player.Former AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka believes his fellow Brazilian, and Paris Saint-Germain attacker, Neymar will be the one to take over in the future.“Football isn’t an exact science so it’s difficult to say what will happen in the future, but I would say that the next winner of the Ballon d’Or after Cristiano and Messi will be Neymar,” Kaka told the Colombian media outlet El Espectador.Kaka was the last player to win the Ballon d’Or before the dominant era of Messi and Ronaldo after lifting the Champions League with Milan in 2007.“It’s incredible to win an individual award in a team sport and also one where everybody wants to be able to say: ‘I’m the best.’,” Kaka said.“I tried to maintain a good level of form and I understood that the award was for what we did as a team. I am always grateful to my team-mates at Milan for what we achieved.”
Honor Band 4 review: Great value for money and a worthy competitor to Xiaomi Mi Band 3Honor Band 4 review: Great value for money and a worthy competitor to Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Honor Band 4 review: Great value for money and a worthy competitor to Xiaomi Mi Band 3I am using the Honor Band 4 for a while now and can confidently say that it is overall one of the best all-rounder smart fitness bands available under Rs 5,000 in India right now.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJanuary 8, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 15:39 IST 8/10HIGHLIGHTSThe Honor Band 4 is a fitness band with good looks, very low price and some cool features.The Honor Band 4 packs Huawei TruSeen 3.0 heart rate technology that is capable of detecting heart rate in real time.The Honor Band 4 comes with a large 2.5D curved screen which is a 0.95- inch AMOLED 240×120-colour display with full touchscreen.Phones are getting smarter and becoming a part and parcel of our everyday life. Similar is the case with smartwatches and fitness bands nowadays, particularly as the prices of these gadgets come down. If you look at the smart fitness bands under Rs 5,000 there is one name that catches the attention. It is Xiaomi Mi Band 3. Now you can add to it the Honor Band 4, a fitness band with good looks, very low price and some cool features.I am using the Honor Band 4 for a while now and can confidently say that it is overall one of the best all-rounder smart fitness bands available under Rs 5,000 in India right now. There is also Xiaomi’s Mi Band 3 but after using both the Mi Band and the Honor Band I’ll give some extra points to the Honor Band 4 for additional bits that it offers to the users. Before I share the weeks of experience that I gathered with the Honor Band 4, let’s take a quick look at the functionality that the band offers.Honor band 4 key features–The Honor Band 4 packs Huawei TruSeen 3.0 heart rate technology that is capable of detecting heart rate in real time.–The Honor Band 4 acts as a personal sleep advisor to the users. It comes with Huawei’s TruSleep monitoring technology that is capable tracking sleeping activities and automatically recording user periods of REM (Rapid Eye Movement).–The Honor Band 4 comes with a large 2.5D curved screen which is a 0.95- inch AMOLED 240×120-colour display with full touchscreen.advertisement–The Honor Band 4 comes with a 6-axis sensor which automatically recognizes swim strokes, records swimming speed, distance and calories.–The Band 4 is swim-safe and water-resistant up to 50 metres.–The Band 4 comes packed with some handy smart features like online number identification, answering and rejecting calls, message notifications, among others.Good looks, bright display, comfortable to wearGood looks, perfect fit, and bright display are some of the very important factors that one looks for in a fitness band, and Honor Band 4 according to me is great in all these aspects. Overall, I find it slightly better than even the mighty Mi Band 3. The Honor Band 4 looks classy and it offers great functionality.The display of the Honor Band 4 is vivid and bright enough to be clearly visible inside the room as well as under blazing sunlight. The band adjusts the screen brightness automatically depending on the ambient lightning, which means if you’re inside a dark room the screen brightness of the band will automatically tone down so that it doesn’t hurt the eyes. It is great to see such a feature in a smart band so aggressively priced. The Honor Band 4 comes packed with a 0.95- inch AMOLED touchscreen display with screen resolution of 240×120 pixels. The AMOLED display at this price point too is nice. The Band 4 also comes with full-screen touch and home button control which is easy to operate and offers access to switch back to the home screen with one touch.In addition to the vibrant display another, and according to me one of the best bits about the Honor Band 4, feature is the colourful icons it sports. For example, the heart rate monitor appears in red, the number of steps walked is shown in blue, the call and message alerts appear in green, and so on. These colourful icons give that extra vibrant touch to the display of the Honor Band 4, which isn’t the case with the Mi Band 3.The display of the Honor Band 4 is vivid and bright enough to be clearly visible inside the room as well as under blazing sunlightComfortable fit is one of the key aspects for many in a smart band and the Honor Band 4 gets it right. The Honor Band 4 comes with a belt clip design that makes the band firmly attached to the user’s wrist which is great.Performance and batteryThe Honor Band 4 is light and comfortable to be worn throughout the day and night with ease. The Honor Band 4 comes with features that are mostly seen on top-notch smart watches like — heart rate monitoring and heart rate warnings, daily activities tracking and monitoring (which includes — recording fitness data such as step count, calories burned, and distance covered), and then there is notification reminders for caller ID, SMS, email, weather reports, calendar, and social apps.I found the Honor Band 4 slightly inaccurate in reading the heart rate, but overall the band manages to capture spot on data as far as the sleep and activity tracking is concerned. The Honor Band 4 also vibrates and alerts users about alarms, calls, new messages, new emails and so on. I’m also very impressed that the Band 4 lets users not only check the caller ID but also mute or reject the call when busy. The display of the band is pretty vibrant to read the messages clearly.advertisement The Honor Band 4 also comes with some very useful additional features like Find Your Phone (this feature lets users find their misplaced phone), activity reminder (which reminds the user to stand up or move if they are sitting in one place for a long time). The Honor Band 4 also comes with TruSleep feature which helps in sleep status recognition and data collection. This sleep tracking feature measures how good or bad is the user’s sleep pattern, a feature found only in very expensive health trackers or smart watches.The Honor Band 4 can be controlled using the Huawei health app. Interestingly, the band can be connected with any smartphone running Android 4.4 or later versions or iOS 9.0 or later versions. I connect the band to iPhone X and it was fairly easy to connect it with the phone.I’m also very impressed that the Band 4 lets users not only check the caller ID but also mute or reject the call when busy. The display of the band is pretty vibrant to read the messages clearlyOne area where I believe the Honor Band 4 could have been better is the battery life. Ah, those vibrant icons, they probably hurt its battery life. This is also one area where the Mi Band 3 is better. Honor promises to offer 2 weeks of battery backup in a single charge on a regular usage but in real life that isn’t the case. For me, the Band 4 lasted for about 4 – 5 days maximum in a single charge.Should you buy Honor Band 4?I have been using the Honor Band 4 for the past few weeks and love how it looks and fits in my hand. So, if you’re are looking for a smart band that’s good looking and ready to spend close to Rs 3,000, the Honor Band 4 is a good option to consider. But if money is the constraint and you can’t afford to spend more than Rs 2,000 on a fitness band, the Mi Band 3 isn’t a bad choice either but just that it looks slightly boring to me. Besides the inaccurate heart rate tracking, overall, the Band 4 looks great, offers pretty vibrant display, acts as a personal fitness trainer and also monitors user’s health and everyday activities efficiently.Honor launched the Band 4 in India in December with a retail price of Rs 2,599. The interesting bit is that the Honor Band 4 is available in some funky colour options like — Meteorite Black, Midnight Navy, and Dahlia Pink. The smart fitness band can be purchased exclusively from Amazon India store.Honor Band 4 review8/10ProsBright displayComfortable fitAffordableLooks goodConsInaccurate heart rate trackingBattery life not as promisedGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! 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Dozens of Mikmaq protestors march in the streets of Halifax over naturalDozens of Mikmaq protestors march in the streets of Halifax over natural
firstname.lastname@example.org Trina Roache APTN National NewsDozens of Mi’kmaq protestors marched through Halifax today voicing their anger over a natural gas project.There are concerns that the Alton Gas Company did a lack luster job of consulting them over the project.And they want the government to stop the project.
UNICEF deeply concerned over increased violence against children in Sudans DarfurUNICEF deeply concerned over increased violence against children in Sudans Darfur
Executive Director Carol Bellamy said reports of aid agency monitors “strongly dispute claims that the situation is under control” in the vast western region where nearly 1.7 million people have been forced from their homes and Janjaweed militias stand accused of killing and raping thousands of villagers after rebel groups took up arms against the Government last year.The stark assessment, which included new reports of rape and of children being separated from their parents, came as the UN Security Council held an extraordinary meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in an effort to end wars in both the south and west of Sudan and ensure the protection of civilians throughout Africa’s largest country.”The only party capable of securing the lives of these people is the Government itself,” Ms. Bellamy said. “For as long as we continue to hear of the violence and insecurity faced by Sudanese children, we will continue to call for those responsible to be brought to account for their actions.”Children are not just being driven from the lands of their ancestors. They are witness to and victims of violent terror. They suffer deprivation and sickness in their bid to escape. And they seek asylum along with their families in camps in which their security cannot be guaranteed.”Aid agencies working in the troubled region have expressed dismay at the steadily increasing number of people arriving in the camps, as well as a surge in violent incidents in and around the camps themselves, UNICEF said.Children are said to have been loaded on to trucks and transported to a new camp without their parents, and injured in Government attempts to relocate camps. This forced relocation is in clear violation of international humanitarian law and existing agreements recently signed by the Government of Sudan, it added.Armed militia are raping girls and women in Darfur as a tactic to terrorize and humiliate individuals as well as their entire families and communities, the UN agency said. To date there are few reports of attackers being punished. Many girls and women walk six to eight hours a day to get firewood for their basic survival – terrified of harassment and rape.Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that while the attention of the media had focused heavily on the continuing humanitarian emergency in Darfur, the food outlook for southern Sudan in 2005 looked fairly bleak.It said the situation could worsen when peace is achieved between the north and south, since there would most likely be an influx of southerners returning to their homes.
The European Commission has launched its Green Paper on urban mobility which looks at issues surrounding free-flowing and greener towns and cities, smarter urban mobility and an urban transport which is accessible, safe and secure for all European citizens.DOWNLOAD REPORTClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Opinion Thad Matta basketball tree evident with Boston CelticsOpinion Thad Matta basketball tree evident with Boston Celtics
Coach Thad Matta calls to players. Lantern file photoThe talk of this summer’s NBA free agent frenzy has been all about LeBron James coming back to Ohio to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, another reunion of sorts is taking place elsewhere — and it isn’t in Ohio.The Boston Celtics brought in former Ohio State Buckeye forward Evan Turner on Monday to improve a young roster with a young coach. That coach, Brad Stevens, also has an interesting tie to OSU.Stevens coached under current Buckeye coach Thad Matta while Matta was the head man at Butler University. Stevens went on to take the same position and led the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA Championship Games, but fell short in both.Now, Turner joins Stevens and fellow Buckeye forward Jared Sullinger, who could have played with Turner had the 2010 No. 2 overall pick not bolted for the NBA following his junior year.The Matta player/coaching tree can be felt all over the league as Turner leaves a team in Indiana that included another Matta star, forward David West. West won the Associated Press Player of the Year under Matta at Xavier in 2003 as Turner did in 2010 for the Buckeyes.So what’s next for Turner as he joins his third team in two years? Hopefully a bigger role than he had in Indiana.When Turner was dealt to the Pacers in February, he was on pace for a career year as he was averaging 17.4 points per game and six rebounds per game in 54 games with Philadelphia.Once he arrived in Indiana, though, he was reduced to a reserve role and averaged just 7.1 points per appearance, starting just two games as a Pacer.Turner will now be coached by a Matta disciple and, with any luck, will be able to jumpstart his career. His learning curve will likely be reduced as Stevens’ terminology and schemes almost certainly mirror what Matta taught at OSU.If Turner should need any guidance other than that of his coach, he needs to look no further than Sullinger, who has gone through just as much adversity as Turner.Sullinger, who dominated the Big Ten with his strong frame, was thought to be undersized and injury-prone coming out of OSU, causing him to drop to the No. 21 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.Despite suffering a season-ending back injury during his rookie year, Sullinger was able to bounce back during his sophomore season by more than doubling his points per game average from 6.0 in 2012-13 to 13.3 last season.His coach during his second season? First-year NBA coach Brad Stevens.With the Turner, Sullinger and Stevens trio in Boston, I look for the two former Buckeyes to turn into leaders on a team that only includes three players over the age of 30 and maybe even make the now wide-open Eastern Conference that much more interesting.
Dolphins Richie Incognito Suspended For Sending Racist Texts toDolphins Richie Incognito Suspended For Sending Racist Texts to
Photo by The Associated Press.Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito, known around the NFL for dirty play, added to his already sullied reputation by being suspended indefinitely by the team for sending racist and threatening text messages to teammate Jonathan Martin.Anonymous sources told The Associate Press that coach Joe Philbin suspended Incognito late Sunday night after becoming aware of the nature of the correspondence from the 319-pound Incognito, who is white, to the 312-pound Martin, a Black offensive lineman who played alongside Incognito.The team and NFL continued their investigation into allegations by Martin’s representatives that he was bullied, and Philbin said Dolphins owner Stephen Ross asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for assistance. The NFL Players Association also planned to look into the matter.”There’s certain people out there who are just punks, and he wants to be that kind of guy,” former Seahawks and Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson said Monday. ”But because he’s a lineman, he gets away with a lot of stuff that people don’t see. . . Incognito is way worse than anybody I ever played against.”Philbin said he was unaware of hazing incidents that involved Incognito – such as hacking into a teammate’s Facebook page – as shown on the HBO series ”Hard Knocks” that chronicled the Dolphins’ training camp in 2012. Philbin said he never watched the program.”If the review shows that this is not a safe atmosphere, I will take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that it is,” Philbin said. ”I have that obligation to the players that I coach on a daily basis, and I will do that.”In first four years with the St. Louis Rams, Incognito led the NFL in penalties for unnecessary roughness before the team tired of his antics and released him in 2009.David Shaw, coach at Stanford, where Martin played in college, said Martin is doing well, but he was not sure when he would return to the Dolphins.”The two behemoths strike dramatically different backgrounds: Martin is the son of Harvard graduates and grew up in California cultured on classical music and literature. Incognito is anything like his last name suggests. The New Jersey native has been at the heart of many run-ins, fights and controversies because of an overzealous nature. Some observers wonder if Incognito has eclipsed the boundaries of permissible locker room high jinks or hazing.“A large part of this has been growing up, making a conscious effort on my end to change some ways in my life and change some of my ways on the football field,” Incognito told The Sun-Sentinel in August. He made the comment two months after receiving a trespassing warning after a suspected bar fight in Miami Beach, according to The Palm Beach Post.Giants kicker Josh Brown played with Incognito at Nebraska and in St. Louis. His view of his former teammate, expressed in The New York Times, could be telling: “A person with a tortured soul.”“He’s always been a fighter,” Brown said. “It’s just something he hadn’t been able to kick. It’s unfortunate and it’s sad, very sad.”
Europe, Middle East516221% TOTAL1,2801,142-11% According to industry research specialists The Parker Bay Company, the market for the largest mobile equipment used by the world’s highest-producing surface miners retraced modest gains achieved at the end of last year and fell below the lowest levels recorded for the current market contraction.Parker Bay’s Surface Mining Equipment Index fell more than 10 points from 4Q2014 and now stands at just 48.3 (1Q2007 = 100), a decline of more than 70% from the peak achieved in the first quarter of 2012. The index measures manufacturers’ shipments of the largest mining trucks, excavating/loading equipment and several other production and support products used at the largest surface mines in more than 100 countries worldwide. At the peak, equipment covered by the Index were valued at more than $3.5 billion. But those shipped during the first three months of 2015 garnered suppliers little more than $1 billion.Parker Bay calls attention to the fact that supplemental reporting by manufacturers and other sources has in the past raised initial accounting of shipments by as much as 6% and if 1Q2015 shipments are revised upward by a similar amount, the Index would read 51-52 but still the lowest recording in more than a decade.Shipments by Product and RegionDuring the first three months of the year, manufacturers delivered just 551 machines vs. more than 700 over the last three months of 2014. Mining Trucks accounted for the majority of these deliveries and also declined by a disproportionately larger percentage (-27%). During 2012, shipments of these largest haul trucks averaged more than 1,000/quarter vs. fewer than 400 during 1Q2015. The value of these units declined by a lesser percentage compared to 4Q2014 because a somewhat higher proportion of larger trucks were delivered in early-2015. The number of large excavators/loaders delivered during 1Q2015 declined by a comparable degree (-23%) but the units shipped in early 2015 were substantially larger than the ones delivered in late-2014 and thus their value declined by just 8%. Because roughly four trucks are matched with each excavator/loader in operation, and the largest shovels and excavators have longer service lives, the number of units required is typically only a fifth or less than the number of trucks. Electric/Rope Shovels5740% Hydraulic Shovels/Excavators3734-8% Wheel Loaders4526-42% Latin America2372433% Dozers (Crawler & Wheel)135127-6% 4Q141Q15Δ % The number of crawler and wheel dozers declined by only a modest percentage in early 2015, reflecting perhaps the shorter service lives of these machines and the lower capital expense for replacement of physically obsolete units. While accounting for roughly one-fourth of units delivered, they represent only 11-12% of shipments value. Total Excavators/Loaders8767-23% Australasia196147-25% 4Q141Q15Δ % TOTAL (mm$)²1,2741,134-11% 1 Excludes incomplete accounting of drills & graders Russia, CIS220165-25% Regional Distribution of ShipmentsThere were significant shifts in the geographic destination of machine shipments between 4Q2014 and 1Q2015. The value of units delivered to mines in Asia increased by 25% but this was entirely accounted for by a single large dragline. Such units are rare and their value ranges from USD40MM to USD100 MM or more. Note: Because of the very irregular delivery of these draglines, they have been excluded from Parker Bay’s Index. TOTAL (units)¹712551-23% Shipments by Region Deliveries to both North and Latin America increased marginally during early 2015 while Australasia, Africa and Russia/CIS all registered substantial declines. Based on past quarter over quarter comparisons, it is hazardous to attribute such shifts between regions to any significant underlying factors. Offsetting changes may well reverse the gains/losses between hemispheres in subsequent quarterly shipments. Africa240133-44% North America1811852% Shipments by Product Line 2 Includes value of single dragline final shipped in 1Q15 Mining Trucks490356-27% Asia15520633%
Woman who urged boyfriend to kill himself in texts found guilty ofWoman who urged boyfriend to kill himself in texts found guilty of
32,934 Views http://jrnl.ie/3448649 No Comments Jun 16th 2017, 4:47 PM Short URL A WOMAN WHO sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz found that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III. Carter cried as the judge explained his reasoning but remained stoic when the verdict was read.Sobs broke out throughout the courtroom when the verdict was pronounced.The judge ruled that Carter, now 20, can remain free on bail but ordered her not to make any contact with Roy’s family and she can’t leave the state. She faces a sentence of probation to 20 years in prison.The sensational trial in Taunton offered a window into teen depression and suicide through text messages and Facebook communications.Carter was 17 when she sent Roy dozens of messages urging him to take his own life in July 2014. Roy, 18, was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck in a store parking lot in Fairhaven. In one message Carter wrote:I thought you wanted to do this. The time is right and you’re ready, you just need to do it!Prosecutors said that in addition to bombarding Roy with text messages, Carter also gave Roy advice when he got out of the truck as he was inhaling the gas and told her he was scared. “Get back in,” she told him, according to a friend who testified Carter described the conversation in a text message to her about a month after Roy died.Carter’s lawyer, Joseph Cataldo, argued Roy had a history of depression and suicide attempts and was determined to end his own life. He said Carter initially tried to talk Roy out of it and urged him to get professional help, but eventually went along with his plan.‘You just have to do it’An involuntary manslaughter charge can be brought in Massachusetts when someone causes the death of another person when engaging in reckless or wanton conduct that creates a high degree of likelihood of substantial harm.Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist testifying for the defense, said Carter was a “very troubled youngster” who suffered from depression. At the time of Roy’s death, Carter was taking Celexa, an antidepressant Breggin said targets the brain’s frontal lobe, which controls empathy and decision-making. Source: Pat Greenhouse/Globe StaffBreggin said Carter was in the grips of a “grandiose” delusion that she alone could help Roy find his way to heaven and she would care for his family.Prosecutors focused on a series of text messages Carter sent Roy in the days before he killed himself. On the day of his suicide, Carter wrote to Roy:You can’t think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t.Prosecutors have argued the text messages support their claim that Carter caused Roy’s death by recklessly helping him poison himself.Carter and Roy met in Florida in 2012 while visiting relatives. Their relationship largely consisted of text messages and emails.Read: Woman accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself via texts goes on trial> By Associated Press Image: Faith Ninivaggi Woman who urged boyfriend to kill himself in texts found guilty of manslaughter Michelle Carter faces a sentence of probation to 20 years in prison. Image: Faith Ninivaggi Friday 16 Jun 2017, 4:47 PM Share19 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An 18-year-old man has been remanded in custody over the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Phillip Halipilias at Brisbane nightclub, Alexandra Hills Hotel. Callam Keys, 18, was charged on Thursday with the murder of Mr Halipilias and will reappear in court on July 21. According to Detective Superintendent Tony Cross who is investigating the case, Mr Halipilias died following an argument last Saturday between two small groups of men. Police alleged that he was stabbed in the upper body and although paramedics were called to the scene, they were unable to revive him. Mr Halipilias and his parents, Sophie and Steve, and brother Spiro, only moved from Melbourne 18 months ago. His family described him as cheeky, honest and fun-loving, and someone who loved music and dancing. Spiro Halipilias said of his younger brother that “there’s always been scuffles and fist-fights but I never felt in danger when I was with my brother.Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there for him this time.”Halipilias’ father called for the introduction of metal detectors, not just at the Alexandra Hills Hotel, but all venues which were known for unruly patrons. “I honestly believe there should be something done about it,” he said. “Why can you bring weapons into a place you go to? Who would want to have what happened to Phil to happen to someone else?” Alexandra Hills Hotel owner Tom McGuire said that if metal detectors were deemed necessary, he would introduce them.
NGolo Kante To win the World Cup was beyond my dreamsNGolo Kante To win the World Cup was beyond my dreams
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has revealed that winning the World Cup with France this summer was something way beyond his dreamsThe 27-year-old started in all seven of France’s World Cup games this summer at Russia to help the national side lift the famous trophy for the first time in 20 years after defeating Croatia 4-2 in last month’s final.While Kante now has his eyes firmly set on a third Premier League crown in four years, he will never take his day job for granted.“We are lucky to be playing football for a living. For me, this is what I have always wanted to do. To get to this level is all down to Allah’s blessing,” he told the Daily Mirror.“There are millions of people out there, who every day want to get the opportunity to do the work we are doing and it’s a short career.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“That is why I give it my all at every given opportunity. I am lucky to get the opportunity to play for France and that alone is a huge motivation for me, whenever I go on the pitch. To represent one’s own country is one of the biggest achievements a footballer can get.“To play for your nation on the world stage is worth more than money can ever buy, and I get to do that, so I am very fortunate. To win the World Cup in our colours was beyond my dreams and something I will never, ever forget.“To be able to be part of that group will stay with us until the end of our lives because we know what winning the World Cup means to us.”Kante scored a rare goal for Chelsea in their 3-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday.
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Little Big Town React To Music City Walk Of Fame HonorLittle Big Town React To Music City Walk Of Fame Honor
Email Little Big Town To Receive Big Nashville Honor little-big-town-react-music-city-walk-fame-honor Twitter Little Big Town React To Music City Walk Of Fame Honor NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 1:36 pm Little Big Town Win Best Country Duo/Group Performance News GRAMMY-winning quartet set to be enshrined into Nashville’s famed Music City Walk of FameTim McPhateGRAMMYs Aug 31, 2017 – 9:15 am Whether its upbeat banjo-based barnburners or vulnerable ballads, Little Big Town have provided their fans with an unforgettable soundtrack through their two-decade career in country music. Now, the two-time GRAMMY winners’ star will rise even higher with induction into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville. Facebook The quartet — Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet — will receive a star on the walk of fame on Sept. 14, which is part of a tribute to the Ryman Auditorium, the venerable Music City venue that is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2017. The event is free and open to the public.Located along Nashville’s Music Mile, the Music City Walk of Fame serves as a tribute to those “who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration and made a significant contribution to the music industry with connection to Music City.”Little Big Town, who will have performed 10 sold-out concerts at the Ryman by the end of 2017, were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2014. The group won their most recent GRAMMY for “Girl Crush” at the 58th GRAMMY Awards.”GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” Set To Air Oct. 13 on PBS