New Troubling Details Emerge From The AAF’s Folding

first_imgthe alliance of american football leagueNew troubling details have emerged from the folding of the Alliance of American Football league, which announced the disappointing news today.The AAF, which hoped to make waves in the football world with a spring league featuring notable former college players – including Johnny Manziel – suspended all operations today.“I am extremely disappointed to learn Tom Dundon has decided to suspend all football operations of the Alliance of American Football,” Bill Polian, the league’s co-founder, said in a statement Tuesday. “When Mr. Dundon took over, it was the belief of my co-founder, Charlie Ebersol, and myself that we would finish the season, pay our creditors, and make the necessary adjustments to move forward in a manner that made economic sense for all.“The momentum generated by our players, coaches and football staff had us well positioned for future success. Regrettably, we will not have that opportunity.”The league’s folding is mostly due to monetary issues, which were prevalent from the start.Unfortunately, this means the players and coaches are now off on their own.AAF players contracts are immediately terminated and there is no severance pay. Last paycheck was for last week’s game.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 3, 2019Multiple #AAF assistant coaches said today they were on contract that was supposed to pay them through the year. Now they are no longer being paid and have to pay for their own flights home. A lot of understandably upset people who gave up theirs lives to be a part of this.— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) April 4, 2019Two coaches told me today among the most upsetting parts was that they felt like they upheld their end of the deal in putting a product on the field. Then it was just over. Been a surreal couple of days for them.— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) April 4, 2019The XFL, which is set to launch in 2020, is reportedly interested in purchasing some of the AAF’s assets. Perhaps some of these coaches and players could land in that league, too.last_img read more

Former Winnipeg ballet students allege intimate photos sold by photographer

first_imgTORONTO – A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit can proceed against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a photographer who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students.Lawyer Margaret Waddell says about 60 people have been identified so far as potential class-action members in the lawsuit against the ballet company and Bruce Monk, who worked as a photographer between 1984 and 2015.The lead plaintiff, Sarah Doucet, alleges Monk pressured her into letting him take semi-nude photos of her as a teenager and then distributed them.The allegations have not been proven in court, and both Monk and the ballet company have filed statements of defence denying the accusations.Police investigated a complaint against Monk in 2015 but no charges were laid.The recent decision by an Ontario Superior Court justice certifies Doucet’s case as a class-action lawsuit, although the defendants have 30 days to appeal the ruling.“To date, 53 former students have contacted (Doucet’s lawyer) self-identifying as potential class members, or they have been identified by the witnesses on this motion as students whose photographs are on the internet and who may have been photographed by Mr. Monk in a private setting,” the ruling states.Lawyers for Monk and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet were not immediately available for comment Wednesday.Waddell said there are still a few steps before the lawsuit can be heard.“We have to get notice out to the class members, to let everybody know that the action has been certified ,and they have an opportunity to decide if they want to exclude themselves,” Waddell said.The statement of claim alleges Doucet and other former students felt they had no choice but to follow Monk’s orders, and later found images of some students being sold online.“Over the many years he was employed by the ballet, Monk amassed a substantial cache of thousands of intimate images,” the lawsuit says.“Among other means, Monk offered copies of these intimate images for sale over the internet through various e-commerce (sites) to purchasers across the country, including in Ontario.”— By Steve Lambert in Winnipeglast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Katherine Heigl / Shutterstock Advertisementcenter_img Minka Kelly will be in Toronto for her role in the second season of the series Titans. Kelly got her first major role as Lyla on the hit television series Friday Night Lights, and then went on to star in feature films like The Roommate, 500 days of Summer, and Just Go With It.Jason PriestleyStacey Newman/ShutterstockJason Priestley may be spotted in Toronto this July filming for season four of the series Private Eyes. Priestley is best known for playing Brandon Walsh on the hit show Beverly Hills, 90210 — which recently filmed a reboot in Vancouver.Sarah RaffertyKathy Hutchins/ShutterstockSarah Rafferty will be in Toronto through this month for her role in the ninth and final season of Suits. Rafferty has made small appearances in shows like Law & Order, Bones, and Numb3rs before going on to star in Suits as Donna Roberta Paulsen.Gabriel MachtKathy Hutchins/ShutterstockAlso joining Rafferty on the set of Suits is Gabriel Macht, who plays lead character Harvey Specter in the series. Rumour has it that these two Suits stars have been best friends for over 25 years after they met at a film festival!Katherine HeiglDFree/ShutterstockAlso joining these two on the set of Suits is new series regular Katherine Heigl. Heigl is known for starring in Blockbuster films like Knocked Up alongside Seth Rogan, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Life As We Know It, and of course who could forget her run on Grey’s Anatomy.Chace CrawfordKathy Hutchins/ShutterstockBest known for his portrayal of Nate Archibald on The CW’s Gossip Girl series, Chace Crawford may be spotted in Toronto this July for his latest role in the superhero drama series The Boys which is filming for its second season. Is there anything better than a celebrity sighting?! The hustle and bustle, fans screaming their name, trying to sneak a quick pic, or if you’re lucky enough maybe even an autograph.With plenty of movies and TV shows currently in production in Toronto this summer, you just never know when you might spot your favourite actor or actress off-set, roaming the streets of our city.Here are 10 celebrity faces to try and spot in Toronto this July.Minka KellyJoe Seer/Shutterstock Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

BP says 2nd quarter earnings were flat

LONDON — BP says second-quarter earnings were flat as increased production offset lower oil prices.Its underlying replacement cost profit — the industry’s preferred measure — remained at $2.81 billion.Production rose 4% from a year earlier to the equivalent of 3.8 million barrels of oil a day. That helped counter a 7.4% decline in the price of Brent crude, the international oil benchmark.Oil companies have been preparing for an era of lower prices by cutting costs and streamlining operations since Brent dropped below $30 a barrel in January 2016.CEO Bob Dudley said Tuesday that “BP is right on target” at the mid-point of its five-year plan.BP expects third-quarter production to fall due to seasonal maintenance and the impact of Hurricane Barry on operations in the Gulf of Mexico.The Associated Press read more

Dow Chemical board reaffirms support for DuPont deal despite report activist wants

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2015 7:51 am MDT Last Updated Dec 14, 2015 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dow Chemical’s board reaffirmed its support for the company’s merger with DuPont on Monday after a news report said activist investor Daniel Loeb wants Dow’s CEO to be removed.The Wall Street Journal said Loeb, who heads Third Point LLC, wrote a private letter to Dow’s board over the weekend that questioned the timing of the merger and pushed for Dow CEO Andrew Liveris to be removed. Loeb’s firm has a 2 per cent stake in Dow, according to FactSet.A Third Point spokeswoman said the Wall Street Journal report was correct but declined further comment.Dow’s board, including two members selected by Third Point, said in a statement Monday that they fully support the deal. A Dow representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Dow and DuPont announced a merger Friday that would form a $130 billion company called DowDuPont. After the merger, Liveris would be named executive chairman of DowDuPont and DuPont’s Edward Breen will be CEO. As part of the deal, DowDuPont will eventually be split into three separate companies.Shares of Midland, Michigan-based Dow Chemical Co. fell $2.36, or 4.4 per cent, to $51.02 in morning trading Monday. Shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., based in Wilmington, Delaware, fell $2.94, or 4.1 per cent, to $67.50. Dow Chemical board reaffirms support for DuPont deal despite report activist wants CEO removed read more

Digital mine vision warmly received at Minequest

first_imgLast week Hexagon Mining wrapped up a week of presentations, workshops, demos, and consultations in Tucson, Arizona, and now MineQuest 2016 moves out of America to regional venues. EVP Technology and Innovation, Glenn Wylde, opened the event with a compelling vision of a digital mine where data and processes are integrated so people are informed and empowered to make intelligent decisions, no matter their location in the mine.President Hélio Samora outlined the numerous ways Hexagon Mining is making its technology more accessible. “Customers are very excited to hear we’re investing heavily in our integrated solutions, in making our services and support even better, and bringing solutions to the cloud and to subscription-based licenses,” he said.Attendees heard real-life examples from client presenters about how Hexagon Mining solutions are improving performance, simplifying workflows, protecting mine equipment, and saving lives.And the company’s formidable arsenal of surveying, planning, operations, and safety solutions were showcased both in workshops and in The Zone, where customers could see demos and speak to experts.MineQuest’s networking opportunities again proved highly popular among customers.“It’s always good to see what other people are doing and talk with them directly so I can learn something new,” said Agung Prawasono, Manager, Mine Planning for Kinross in Toronto. “I can save time, learn new tips and tricks and do things faster.”Matt Bradford, Mine Geologist for New Gold’s Mesquite mine, in Brawley, California, agreed: “I think just about every presentation I’m jotting down notes.” Bradford presented a case study about the benefits of MineSight’s ore control solution. “The networking opportunities are invaluable. There is at least one person that represents each technology under the Hexagon Mining family so you can sit down, get a business card, and set up a demo on site.”The MineQuest seminar series continues in Australia, (Perth, June 20-22), Namibia, (Swakopmund, June 22-24), Chile, (Santiago, August 8-10), Peru, (Lima, August 10-12), and Mexico (Hermosillo, August 15-17).The picture shows a demonstration of the Aibot X6 UAV at MineQuest in Tucson.last_img read more

Kepler finds first habitable zone planet 600 light years away

first_imgArtist’s illustration of Kepler-22bThe Kepler spacecraft was launched on March 7, 2009. It’s 3.5 year mission was to discover Earth-like planets, and NASA has just announced they have found and confirmed the first one.It has been named Kepler-22b and exists in the habitable zone of the Kepler 22 system some 600 light years away from Earth. We know very little about Keplar-22b other than it is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, has a 290 day orbit, and orbits a G-type star a bit smaller and cooler than our own Sun. We don’t know if the planet is mostly liquid, gas, or rocks (yet), but it’s a good start just to discover it.In fact, Kepler has found ten new planets that are both in the habitable zone of a system and around the same size as Earth. However, only Keplar-22b has actually been confirmed as a planet so far.NASA scientists confirm planet candidates by using ground based telescopes. In the case of the Kepler 22 system, performing this confirmation takes time as they can only observe the planets there during the spring to early fall period, with 3 transits required to define and confirm a planet’s existence.At the last count Kepler has discovered 48 candidates for planets that exist in the habitable zone of a system since its launch. A habitable zone being defined by a number of criteria including the possibility of water being present and the temperature there based on the star being orbited and the warming effect of different atmospheres. Kepler-22b is the first of these to be confirmed as a planet, and hopefully many of the others will follow.Read more at NASAlast_img read more

New board for the Lemnian Community of Victoria

first_imgThe Lemnian Community of Victoria elected a new committee on Sunday, at the organisation’s General Meeting. Two days later the new committee – consisting of eleven members: Penny Angelidis, Jim Karambourniotis, Phillip Diamataris, George Giannaros, Nick Siderellis, Con Tamvakis, Nick Kydas, Sophie Siderellis, Michael Tamvakis, Harry Constandaras and Angelo Tsaptsalis – convened to elect their Executive Officers.Phillip Diamataris was elected president and treasurer, with Jim Karambourniotis becoming Vice President and Penny Angelidis Secretary. This new committee represents a generational shift for the organisation, one of the staples of the broader Greek Community.Following the election, Philip Diamataris, who is also known for his role as Match Commissioner for the Footbal Federation of Australia, said: “We have been given an incredible vote of confidence by the record number of members who came the clubrooms to vote on Sunday. With that honour comes an enormous responsibility to ensure we deliver on our promise to make The Lemnian Community of Victoria great again.”He then went on to present his vision for the organisation: “A key to our vision is to re-connect with the ‘lost generation of Lemnians’ and also open our arms to the wider community,” he said. We must re-establish the Lemnian Community of Victoria as the leading Greek Community organization and ensure that is survives well into the future.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

PopSugars CRO Kristine Shine Jumps to The San Francisco Chronicle

first_imgThe two companies are both based in San Francisco, but that may be all they have in common. After a five-year stint at the popular women’s lifestyle network and a two-decade long digital sales career, Kristine Shine has departed her role as PopSugar Media’s chief revenue officer to join Hearst Corporation’s San Francisco Chronicle and its Web counterpart SFGate.com as president. Hearst Corporation President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam made the announcement today. Shine’s digital sales background will presumably serve to build out digital revenue operations at the Chronicle and SFGate.com. While CRO at PopSugar, Shine also spent two years serving as vice president of sales at the company. During that time, she ran the business side of popsugar.com, delivered double-digit revenue growth and created solutions for PopSugar’s brands to connect and interact with millennial and Gen Y women. Earlier this month, the media company partnered with Virgin Produced, the content development division of Virgin Group, to develop an entertainment program on the Virgin Produced Channel as an avenue to further content sharing with readers and viewers. Shine will succeed former Chronicle president Joanne Bradford, starting on January 20.last_img read more

Knowns and Unknowns Among Uncounted Ballots

first_imgGail Fenumiai, director of the Division of ElectionsWith a few candidates up and down the ticket unsure whether they won or lost, a lot of Alaskans are looking to the thousands of ballots that remain uncounted.Download AudioDivision of Elections chief Gail Fenumiai says it’s too early to say exactly how many ballots are outstanding.“Right now we have, in the offices within the state, 23,608 absentee and early votes that are eligible to be counted,” said at mid-day today.They are from voters who live throughout the state, not in any particular district.“The majority of them are from non-rural areas of the state, meaning Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, the Mat-Su area,” she said.Those are, if you will, the known unknowns. But there are thousands of other kinds of ballots to be added to the total. It’s not clear how many are in these other categories.For starters, Fenumiai is expecting thousands of questioned ballots. Four years ago thereVoting equipment awaits storage at Division of Elections Anchorage office.were 13,000, so that’s her ballpark figure. Also, almost 14,000 absentee ballots were sent to voters but not yet returned. Some of those are still arriving by mail. Plus, this year Alaska had more than 200 absentee in-person voting locations across the state.“And those ballots, we still have some of those who will still be coming back in that were probably voted within the last five to six days,” she said.She won’t have a count of those until they actually arrive, but she says those are likely number in the thousands, too.The next count will take place Nov. 11, and again on the 14th through the 19, as needed.  Once the elections are certified, toward the end of the month, anyone can ask for a recount, which is free only if the results are within 10 votes, or 0.5 percent.Fenumiai says a few precincts had trouble getting the ballots into the voting machines this year, particularly early in the day.“The ballots were just longer. The Accuvote units just were having trouble just sucking them through, you know the roller heads on them to feed them through,” she said. “The ones that couldn’t go through went into the emergency compartment and then were fed through the unit at the end of the night before they submitted their results.”Any that didn’t get into the machines Tuesday night are sent to Juneau so that the state review board can consider them, she said.Despite all the money and advertising in this election, Fenumiai says turnout appears to be lower than in the three previous mid-terms. It was 44 percent by election night, but that number will rise as more ballots come in.last_img read more

Apple Google Microsoft and Facebook Deny Involvement in Government Spying Program

first_imgJune 7, 2013 Register Now » This story originally appeared on Business Insider 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global There’s a bombshell report tonight that nine leading tech companies are knowingly giving information on users to the U.S. GovernmentThe program is called PRISM and it reportedly involved Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have all come out to deny participation in the program.We have each of their statements here.A spokesperson for Apple emphatically denied that it is handing over user information telling us: “We have never heard of PRISM. We do not provide any government agency with direct access to our servers, and any government agency requesting customer data must get a court order.”Here’s the statement from Facebook: “We do not provide any government organization with direct access to Facebook servers. When Facebook is asked for data or information about specific individuals, we carefully scrutinize any such request for compliance with all applicable laws, and provide information only to the extent required by law,.”And here’s Google’s statement, given to AllThingsD: “Google cares deeply about the security of our users’ data. We disclose user data to government in accordance with the law, and we review all such requests carefully. From time to time, people allege that we have created a government ‘back door’ into our systems, but Google does not have a ‘back door’ for the government to access private user data.”Microsoft spokesperson: “We provide customer data only when we receive a legally binding order or subpoena to do so, and never on a voluntary basis. In addition we only ever comply with orders for requests about specific accounts or identifiers. If the government has a broader voluntary national security program to gather customer data we don’t participate in it.”The PRISM program allegedly allowed the NSA and FBI to tap directly into the central servers of the companies. From there, they could get user photos, emails, documents and more. This was all done in cooperation with big tech companies, according to the report.However, the tech companies are now responding. We’ll be covering this story as it unfolds and updating with any more information we come up with. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

CoFounder of Square Wants to Save St Louis One Programmer at a

first_img A co-founder of Square has got his eyes set on a big, round arch these days.Jim McKelvey has launched a non-profit mission to get programmers and coders employment-ready in St. Louis an effort to turbocharge the startup community there. Called LaunchCode, the effort will bring together aspiring programmers with experienced programmers in companies that currently have job openings. The goal is that the aspiring programmer, once experienced enough, will fill the open position.”Every firm is fishing in the same pond, and without creating more talent, we just keep raiding each other. And the talent shortage is nationwide, worldwide actually, so recruiting is not the answer; we have to develop talent,” said McKelvey at the company’s launch event in St.Louis today. “But this is not a training program. People already have the training or can easily get it for free online.” In the month since LaunchCode began soliciting corporate sign-ups, 75 companies in St. Louis have agreed to be part of the initiative, including World Wide Technologies, Monsanto, Savvis, Enterprise, Build-a-Bear, Lockerdome, Express Scripts and a number of startups.Related: Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With SquareNew coders will participate in what’s called the “pair programming” method, a popular technique among Silicon Valley tech firms where two programmers work together on two keyboards and one monitor. In the LaunchCode program, new programmers will be paid $15 an hour to be trained.Pair programming has been lauded as a powerful teaching tool by some of the most sophisticated tech companies. “An hour of pair programming followed by five minutes of unaided whitespace fixing, comment clarifying and patch posting goes a long way,” wrote Steve Persch, a programmer for Palantir Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based big data analysis company. “It reinforces the idea that developers of any skill level can ask for help when needed and still take responsibility for finishing the task. That feeling of independent completion builds confidence and makes for better developers.”There are hundreds of positions available through LaunchCode, and programmers interested in participating can apply online. Companies interested in staffing up through the program can apply online, too.The goal is to make St. Louis a talent hot spot. “Within a year St. Louis will be the only city in the nation without an IT talent deficit. In two years we will have a talent surplus. The companies you see listed behind me will be growing faster and our entire region will be energized,” said McKelvey.Related: Lack of Confidence, Fear of Failure Hold Women Back From Being Entrepreneurs 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 20, 2013last_img read more

IntrepidAPT to develop safari camp in WA

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Intrepid Connections, a joint venture between APT and Intrepid Travel, will develop a new commercial safari camp in the foothills of the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park in the Kimberley.Catering for up to 20 visitors, the new sustainable nature based tourism site will be created with the help of the WA state government. The safari camp will be the first facility to be produced under the WA government’s Naturebank program, which aims to develop low impact, nature-based tourism options. “We look forward to working with Intrepid Connections in this public-private partnership to create a best practice tourism facility at this significant location,” Environment Minister Donna Faragher said.“Purnululu National Park is renowned for its distinct cultural, geological and ecological features and was voted Western Australia’s top destination by the Royal Automotive Club WA (RAC). “The Bungle Bungle massif is a fascinating landmark which attracts more than 26,000 visitors a year.  Purnululu is truly one of WA’s famous attractions – internationally recognised on the World Heritage List.“The development of a new safari camp at the Kurrajong site in the park will provide alternative accommodation to camping, offering a comfortable base for visitors to stay several days to enjoy the park and its wonderful scenery.” “Naturebank boosts WA tourism and also provides opportunities for indigenous investment, employment and capacity building while offering eco-friendly, sustainable accommodation and nature-based tourism experiences,” Said Tourism Minister Liz Constable.“Through Naturebank, DEC and Tourism WA will continue to identify potential visitor accommodation sites and undertake due diligence to prepare these sites for release.” “The camps will be operated sustainably under long-term performance-based leases and licences that have measureable key performance indicators to ensure environmentally appropriate safeguards are in place,” Mrs Faragher added.last_img read more

The Latest Cosby judge wont yet rule on drug tes

first_imgThe Latest: Cosby judge won’t yet rule on drug testimony Bill Cosby, left, arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case, Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 30, 2018 5:30 am PDT Last Updated Mar 30, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges (all times local):12:40 p.m.The judge in Bill Cosby’s retrial says he won’t rule on whether the comedian’s previous testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex can be presented to the jury until the testimony is brought up at trial.Judge Steven O’Neill hinted during a pretrial hearing in suburban Philadelphia Friday that he could keep the testimony out of the retrial scheduled to begin April 9.He says that Cosby isn’t on trial for what he said in the deposition. The testimony was included in the first trial that ended with a hung jury.Prosecutors contend Cosby’s quaaludes testimony is more evidence of his prior bad acts.Defence lawyers say it’s irrelevant because there’s no evidence he gave his accuser the drug.___12:10 p.m.Bill Cosby’s lawyers say his April 9 sex assault retrial should be postponed if prosecutors are allowed to bring in more witnesses in a bid to bolster the accounts of five additional accusers who’ve been allowed to testify.They argued in court papers on Friday that the 14 proposed supporting witnesses are irrelevant and would only further confuse and distract the jury. The witnesses include Dr. Drew Pinsky and book publisher Judith Regan.Cosby’s lawyers said they were only told of these witnesses last week and would need more time to prepare if Judge Steven O’Neill allows them to testify.Prosecutors said the defence knew about them earlier. They say it’s possible they might not call any of the supporting witnesses and that any who did testify would be brief.___11 a.m.The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial is rapping prosecutors and defence lawyers for punctuating their pretrial arguments with statements that could sway potential jurors.Judge Steven O’Neill on Friday told lawyers on both sides in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom to “stop with the judgmental, conclusory language.”He says the language “has no place in the law.”Lawyers are sparring over details that the jury will hear when the trial begins April 9.Prosecutors want the judge to allow in testimony from the comedian about giving quaaludes to women before sex.Defence lawyers want them to hear from a woman who says his accuser was out for money.___10:30 a.m.Bill Cosby’s lawyers say the comedian’s lurid deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex is irrelevant to his April 9 sex assault retrial because there’s no evidence he gave his accuser the drug.Cosby’s lawyers are responding Friday to a prosecution request to have the testimony read to jurors, just as it was at the first trial that ended in a hung jury last year.Cosby testified in 2005 and 2006 in Andrea Constand’s lawsuit against him. Her allegations of drugging and molestation in 2004 led to Cosby’s only criminal charges.His lawyers argued prosecutors are trying to use the deposition and expected testimony from five additional accusers to distract jurors from the case at hand. Those women weren’t allowed to testify at the first trial.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.___10:10 a.m.Prosecutors again want jurors to hear Bill Cosby’s lurid deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to a string of women before sex.District Attorney Kevin Steele asked a judge Friday to let them read the testimony into the record at Cosby’s April 9 sex assault retrial, just as it was at the first one that ended in a hung jury last year.Steele says the testimony, along with the testimonies of additional accusers, bolsters their plan to portray Cosby as a serial predator.Cosby testified in 2005 and 2006 as part of a lawsuit filed against him by Andrea Constand, the woman whose allegations of drugging and molestation in 2004 led to the comedian’s only criminal charges.Cosby admitted in the testimony he gave quaaludes to a 19-year-old before having sex in the 1970s.___8:20 a.m.Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the second day of pretrial hearings ahead of his retrial on sexual assault charges.Cosby’s lawyers outlined their plan to portray the accuser at his sexual assault retrial as a greedy liar who framed the comedian to get rich at the first day of hearings on Thursday.Judge Steven O’Neill could rule as early as Friday on whether the defence can call a witness who claims Andrea Constand spoke about falsely accusing a celebrity.O’Neill also will decide how much jurors will hear about Cosby’s financial settlement with Constand.The judge on Thursday rejected assertions made by Cosby’s lawyers that he could be seen as biased because his wife is a social worker who advocates for assault victims.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.___1 a.m.Bill Cosby’s lawyers are honing their plan to portray the accuser at his sexual assault retrial as a greedy liar who framed the comedian to get rich.Judge Steven O’Neill could rule as early as Friday on whether the defence can call a witness who claims Andrea Constand spoke about falsely accusing a celebrity.O’Neill also will decide how much jurors will hear about Cosby’s financial settlement with Constand.The judge on Thursday rejected assertions made by Cosby’s lawyers that he could be seen as biased because his wife is a social worker who advocates for assault victims.Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.last_img read more

Brazen bar thieves nowhere to be found

first_imgPOLICE are seeking two men suspected of a brazen smash-and-grab at a Limassol bar in the early morning hours of Monday.The suspects have been identified only as being 39 and 28 years old, respectively.According to a police bulletin, the two men, riding on a motorcycle drove into the foyer of the bar, which was open for business at the time.They then used a metal bar to smash up the shop windows and equipment. The perpetrators also assaulted the two owners of the establishment.After grabbing some €3,000 in cash, they fled the scene. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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