10 months agoEx-Udinese chief Bonato: Losing Higuain to Chelsea would be AC Milan blow

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Udinese chief Bonato: Losing Higuain to Chelsea would be AC Milan blowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Udinese sports chief Nereo Bonato has warned AC Milan about losing Gonzalo Higuain.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain is wanted by Chelsea this month.Bonato told TMW: “It’s been a complicated story from the beginning, I think Higuain was not happy to leave Juventus, but there’s also Milan’s unsatisfactory performance.”And Higuain will surely be tempted by Chelsea, looking for a central striker. “Milan need investment, they must try to enter the Champions League and it will be more difficult without the Argentine.” last_img read more

Twelve minutes of yoga naturopathy can reverse loss of osteoporotic bone Doctor

first_imgNew Delhi: Twelve minutes yoga, naturopathy regimen can reverse the osteoporotic bones loss, informs doctors at public lecture at Safdarjung Hospital. “Yoga can be an effective tool to prevent the loss of the bone density with affects every third women in the city,” said doctors.”There has been adequate research on impact of ‘Yoga’ on all muscle and orthopedic ailment,’ said Dr Ramesh Kumar, Director, Central Institute of Orthopedics, Safdarjung hospital. He further added that sedentary lifestyle has made prone to the bone ailments, as every one need to be cautious about their diet and naturopathy (especially sun bath for 20 mins everyday) can put these disorder in bay. Speaking at the Public Lecture on Prevention of Osteoporosis, in Safdarjung Hospital, Dr Sujata George, Consultant-Physician, Yoga, said that there has been adequate research on impact of Yoga on osteoporosis. Yoga is also impactful in knee and joint pain and in backache. “Yoga helps in retaining bone density and it also helps to build and maintain bone mass. Yogic exercises place stress on the bones, which forces your body to build up more bone minerals. Yoga increases bone mineral density which decreases the risk of developing osteoporosis,” added Dr George. The doctors said that performing Yoga exercises such as Tadasana, Trikonasana, Vrikshasana and Suryanamaskar help not only in prevention of various orthopedic ailments but also help in recovery after of an orthopedic injury. This was evident at the lecture when a patient affected with backache performed these asanas. Prof Kumar added, “Yoga has been in our culture for years but there has been a big gap its adoption. Western countries like US have seriously adopted Yoga which is known as a trend setter in surgery, medicine and research. So, there is an influence of Yoga on health.” Prof Jugal Kishore, Director and HOD, Department of Community Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital, said that osteoporosis not only affects women but men as well. Men and women suffer fractures easily due to osteoporosis. This impacts quality of life of affected persons and their family. “Osteoporosis is related to genetic issues. Persons affected by osteoporosis are prone to fractures. Women whose uterus is taken out are also likely to be affected with osteoporosis. Children who consume steroids may also suffer with osteoporosis. Use of alcohol and smoking and people with rheumatoid arthritis are prone to the disease,” explained Dr Kishore.last_img read more

5 killed 15 hurt in separate road accidents in JK

first_imgBanihal/Jammu: Five people, including a policeman, were killed and 15 others injured when three private passenger vehicles skidded off mountainous roads and rolled down hills in separate incidents in Ramban and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Tuesday.Two people, identified as policeman Bittu Ram and a youth named Neik Ram, were killed and six others injured when a passenger cab fell into a deep gorge at Kanga near Ramban Tuesday, an official said. The vehicle was on its way from Sumber to Ramban, the busy town along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, he said, adding that all the injured were rescued and two of them, Darshan Singh and his wife Deepa Devi, were referred to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment.last_img read more

More On The Rate Of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players

In July, I wrote a piece titled “The Rate of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players,” which has been getting a lot of attention recently — some of it missing the point.I based the analysis in my article on USA Today’s NFL Arrests Database, combined with data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Arrest Data Analysis Tool and some historical data gleaned from the National Incident-Based Reporting System and a variety of BJS reports on domestic violence. The main points I made were:For most crimes, NFL players have extremely low arrest rates relative to national averages.Their relative arrest rate for domestic violence is much higher than for other crimes.Although the arrest rate for domestic violence may appear low relative to the national average for 25- to 29-year-old men, it is probably high relative to NFL players’ income level (more than $75,000 per year) and poverty rate (0 percent).But the article has been cited by a number of people to support the proposition that the NFL does not have an unusually high domestic violence rate. While I think this is a fair characterization of my intermediate results — the arrest rate I noted was 55.4 percent of the national average for 25- to 29-year-old men as suggested by the USA Today arrest data and rough number of players in the NFL — it’s misleading when taken out of context.Let’s be more explicit about the different assumptions that can affect that bottom-line comparison. For that analysis, I generally tried to lean toward assumptions favorable to the NFL, with the intention of showing that, even under those assumptions, the NFL appeared to have a “downright extraordinary” arrest rate for domestic violence.But there are still a lot of unknowns in the data and lot of choices to be made about what exactly we’re comparing to what.Reliability of arrest dataA lot of readers, commenters, emailers, tweeters, media, etc., have questioned the USA Today NFL arrest data. They’re right to be skeptical. There’s a good chance the arrest data is incomplete — particularly when it comes to marginal players who are only attached to the NFL briefly.When I wrote that piece, I was concerned about both over- and under-inclusion: The pool of NFL players who would pop up in the database might be even larger than the estimate based on roster limits (because some players come and go, and players are frequently dropped and replaced throughout the year), but it might also miss some players whose arrests flew under the radar.I hand-sampled a number of cases and found that they appeared to include many marginal players with minimal attachment to the league. With the NFL being so intensely followed, I thought the USA Today data set was probably pretty comprehensive.But some readers have made some good cases for why the arrest count the database produces could be low.On the pure data-collection level, I’ve corresponded with an enterprising reader who compared the frequency of arrests in the USA Today data for players with more games played vs. those with few games played. He found the first group had a much higher arrest rate. From this, he concluded that the database was probably missing arrests for lesser-known players, and he determined that basing the arrest rate on an assumption of 53 players per team (rather than the 80 players per team I used) was the most accurate approach (only coincidentally corresponding to the number of players on the roster during the year).His case seemed strong to me but not conclusive: It’s possible that marginally attached players are arrested at a lower rate. For example, marginally attached players may be younger (unsigned rookies) or older (borderline veterans) than typical players, and thus less likely to have families (younger) or be aged out of the most likely group to commit domestic violence (older). Additionally, we don’t know what’s driving the NFL’s overall domestic violence arrest rate, and I can imagine plausible scenarios in which regular players are more likely to commit and/or get arrested for the offense.Another potential problem, as several readers pointed out, is that virtually any NFL arrest data may understate the equivalent arrest rate in a less privileged population. In other words, NFL players who are involved in domestic violence incidents could be better at avoiding arrests than the general public. Relatedly, it’s possible there have been arrests that were either avoided or kept off the media’s radar because of team and/or league machinations.Whether any of those possibilities are likely or not, we should be explicit as to how our position on them affects our results.An appropriate pool for comparisonIf we want a bottom-line NFL vs. X number, the pool you use for X is obviously quite meaningful. But it’s difficult to figure out which pool we should be comparing to, and even if we do know what pool we want to use, figuring out their arrest rate (especially for domestic violence crimes) can be quite difficult.In my article, I primarily compare NFL arrest rates to arrest rates for 25- to 29-year-old men, and then I compared their arrest rate for domestic violence to their arrest rates for other crimes (it’s about four times higher). While we don’t have arrest data broken down by income, we do have such breakdowns for victimization rates (based on BJS survey data). I compared the relative domestic violence victimization rate for people from households making $75,000 or more to both the overall domestic violence victimization rate (it’s 39 percent as high) and rate for ages 20 to 34 (20 percent as high). It’s impossible to compare this directly to the relative NFL arrest rates with precision, but at least it gives us some benchmark for how income level may affect domestic violence incidents.In addition to inherent murkiness of trying to compare across different types of data, there are a few other possible problems with the $75,000 or more per year comparison.First, NFL players have a number of advantages that your typical member of a household making $75,000 and up each year may not. That’s the highest income group I had data for, but NFL players are typically wealthier than that. NFL players spend a good portion of the year in an extremely structured environment. They have extremely low rates of drug and alcohol abuse (especially relative to arrest rates for drug and alcohol-related crimes), and alcohol and drugs tend to be big risk factors for domestic violence.On the other hand, NFL players didn’t necessarily have the advantages that a lot of $75,000-and-up earners do. NFL players may be more likely than those earners to have come from difficult backgrounds, or to have experienced or observed abuse in their families, and in general to have missed out on the privileges associated with coming from a wealthier background.Finally, there are some differences in the data that we don’t know enough about to say what their effect might be, such as:Are victims from higher-income households more or less likely to make police reports that lead to arrests?How does the extreme wealth disparity between NFL players and their domestic partners affect the power dynamics that may lead to more or fewer arrests?Note: None of this has to be the case, and I haven’t studied these factors or their effects on criminality. But they are questions that affect our assumptions, and affect what type of comparison we should be making and how we should interpret it.Even if we could settle on a perfectly representative pool for comparison, getting even approximate figures for each group is extremely difficult. For example, as I noted in the original article, the BJS’s Intimate Partner Violence reports don’t include breakdowns by income anymore. So we have to make reasonable estimates based on several related numbers. This process has a lot of wiggle room in it as well, so we should be clear to look at what kinds of proxies lead to what kinds of results.Different combinations of assumptionsWith so much murkiness in both our data and our aims, the best thing to do is to look at a range of assumptions and see whether there are patterns that are apparent independent of such choices.Let’s first combine the possible issues with the USA Today data and represent them as a single number — which we’ll call “percentage of arrests captured by USA Today data” — representing its completeness with regards to actual arrests, as well as arrests that were otherwise avoided.Likewise, let’s combine the issues about comparison groups into a single percentage representing the bottom-line arrest rate of our comparable population (whatever it might be) relative to our 25- to 29-year-old average. In other words, we’re using one metric to represent each group by our best estimate for its relative arrest rate (which we can compare to benchmarks).Then we combine these two metrics with the information we have (NFL Arrest Rates in USA Today database, approximate number of NFL players and arrest rates for the general population), like so:We calculate the known NFL arrest rate and scale it to per 100,000 by taking the NFL arrests per year in the database, multiplied by 100,000, and divided by the number of NFL players per year (approximately 2,560).We divide this by the “percentage of arrests captured by USA Today data” (by assumption, per above).We gather data on the known national arrest rate for 25- to 29- year-olds, which is per 100,000.We divide this by our estimated relative arrest rate of a comparable population (by assumption, per above).Finally, we calculate the ratio between 2) and 4) and subtract 100 percent — this tells us how our estimated NFL arrest rate compares to the rate we estimate for a comparable population.Now we can chart the result of this calculation for given values of A and B as heat maps. Even if we assume extremely incomplete arrest data, the NFL’s overall arrest rate is still very low relative to the national average for its age range. But if we hold the NFL to an extremely high standard, we can still find its arrest rate to be subpar.I’ve used the same color scheme for both of these (100 percent = white). So it should be obvious that the NFL’s doing much worse with domestic violence arrests than with arrests overall.Note that the difference between assumptions can be an order of magnitude or more. Under a favorable set of assumptions, the NFL looks better than average; under an unfavorable set of assumptions, it’s doing terribly.For example, if you compare NFL players only to the national average for 25- to 29-year-old men, and you assume that the USA Today database is pretty much complete, you arrive at the 55.4 percent figure.On the other hand, if you assume that the NFL’s domestic violence arrest rate should be proportional to the overall arrest rate, you can see that the NFL has a “domestic violence problem,” whether the USA Today data is complete or not. This was essentially the scenario I was leading to in my initial article. read more

Cardale Jones to remain OSUs starting quarterback against Western Michigan

OSU redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones (12) runs with the ball during a game against Virginia Tech on September 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia. OSU won 42-24. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorDespite a shaky start so far in 2015, redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones will remain Ohio State’s starter when the Buckeyes take the field Saturday to face off against Western Michigan, OSU coach Urban Meyer announced Wednesday after practice. Jones has started all three of OSU’s games so far, but he has yet to look like the same player that guided the Buckeyes to a national title last season after then-redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett got hurt against Michigan on Nov. 29. The Cleveland native has twice been benched in favor of Barrett, including last weekend against Northern Illinois after Jones led OSU to just three points in five possessions while throwing two first-quarter interceptions. Even though Barrett came in and helped lead the Buckeyes to a 20-13 victory, Meyer said he has yet to do enough to swipe the starting spot from Jones.“(Jones) was the quarterback of the team when we finished the season, he was the quarterback during spring practice and he finished training camp as the starting quarterback,” Meyer said. “To replace him, the other guy’s gotta pass him up. Either (on the practice field) or in the games. That hasn’t happened.” Meyer admitted that the battle between the two is close. However, the coach stressed that all the blame for the quarterbacks’ poor play can’t be placed on them. “Quarterbacks are a product of those around them. We all have to do a better job,” Meyer said. “It’s not (Jones). The offense right now is in a funk.” Redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas said the offense will be fine moving forward, adding he has faith in whoever starts.“I trust J.T. out there or Cardale,” Thomas said.Jones and the Buckeyes are set to be back in action against Western Michigan on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.As for beyond the upcoming game, Meyer said Jones would be “the guy.”“Unless he doesn’t perform well,” he added. read more

Sergio Aguero brace wraps up Community Shield for City

first_imgManchester City continued from where they left off last season as a Sergio Aguero double helped them to clinch the Community Shield title.Sergio Aguero,29, proved deadly in front of goal and helped nullify the early stages of ‘Sarri-ball’ under the newly-hired Maurizio Sarri.The Blues were ahead regarding preparation having played more pre-season games with most of the first team players present in those games.However, Pep Guardiola’s Blues are at a far more advanced phase and showed just why they strolled to the title last term, with Aguero capitalizing from good work from Phil Foden to break the deadlock.It was Bernardo Silva, another player likely to take a leap in his development this term, who set up the second with a lovely ball in behind that Aguero duly gobbled up.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea 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.The Cityzens still look the clear favourites ahead of their Premier League opener vs. Arsenal next week, while Chelsea have plenty of work to do before their trip to Huddersfield.The Community Shield is ours! #mancitypic.twitter.com/4FHjB6Dsg3— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 5, 2018last_img read more

Emery out to change Arsenals history against topsix teams

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery is aiming to write a new chapter of the club’s history against top-six clubs ahead of their game with LiverpoolThe Gunners won just once against Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool across nine matches last season.But Emery, who’s currently enjoying a 13-game unbeaten run at Arsenal, is determined to change that – starting with Liverpool this Saturday.“We want to write a new history,” Emery told reporters on Arsenal.com.“Our new history is with the present and also with our players and with our quality.“I believe in our players and this project and we are starting this project very positively and in our mentality.“We need to improve but each match gives us a lot of information on how we develop and I trust in our players.”The Spanish coach lost to City and Chelsea in his opening two games in charge of Arsenal.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“These two matches are so far and also they are so near, so close,” said Emery.“Tomorrow is similar because Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are in front of us in the table and now we want to compete against them and this test.“I think, is a very important test but I trust in our players, I trust in our way. The result tomorrow is very important.“But first I want to show them, to show you and to show everybody our best mentality in the game.“I know if we have a very big mentality in the game and a very big performance individually and collectively, and also we need some luck, then I think we can win.Arsenal are in fourth place in the Premier League table and just four points shy of leaders City and Liverpool.The Gunners will host the latter at the Emirates on Saturday with kick-off at 18:30 (CEST).last_img read more

Duncan Hunter Sr remembers late President George HW Bush

first_img Posted: December 4, 2018 December 4, 2018 Duncan Hunter Sr. remembers late President George H.W. Bush 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Former congressman Duncan L. Hunter worked alongside the late President George H.W. Bush.Hunter discussed the life & legacy of the 41st President on Good Morning San Diego. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Update Troopers Request Assistance Locating Three Children Missing From Seward Area

first_imgThe foster parents allowed the children to leave with the female. Later shown a photo of the person the woman claimed to be, the foster parents confirmed it was not the same female who took the children. Additional details will be posted as they are made available. ORIGINAL POSTThe Alaska State Troopers are searching for three children that were last seen in Seward on August 5. The children are identified as Slate Erickson, age 4; Jedidiah “Fox” Erickson, age 7; and Pepper Erickson, age 9.The investigation into the children’s disappearance revealed on August 5 a female arrived at the foster home claiming to be sent by OCS. The woman provided a name that the foster parents recognized as someone who they anticipated may be taking the children, but whom they had never met. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on August 12th, 2019 at 06:12 amUPDATE 3:40pmErickson children and mother Melissa Salgado have been found safe in Cordova. On August 6, the Office of Children’s Services requested Alaska State Troopers perform a welfare check for three children in foster care. The following day it was determined the children were wrongfully removed from a foster home in the Seward area by an unknown female. Further investigation has revealed the children’s mother, Melissa Salgado, 40, of Seward, is also missing.  There is a concern the children could be anywhere along the road system.Anyone with information regarding the location of Salgado or the children is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna at 907-262-4453.last_img read more

RR Donnelley Splitting into Three Public Companies

first_img Like most other printers over the last five years, RR Donnelley had been aggressively diversifying its services into other markets to bolster its more traditional print business.  The spinoffs are expected to be completed by the end of 2016 and existing RR Donnelley shareholders will end up owning shares in all three companies. Management teams and branding are still being developed, the company says. The custom marketing communications company will be the largest, which under RR Donnelley’s current structure accounted for 12-month net sales of $7 billion. The traditional printing services operation made $3.5 million in revenue and the financial communications business brought in $1 billion in the last year.  The theory goes that by separating the three units, they’ll be able to focus on their own unique strategies and independently execute on them.  RR Donnelley plans to separate into a financial communications services business, a custom marketing communications operation and a printing services company. RR Donnelley announced this week that it intends to split itself into three publicly traded companies—a process that has gained steam in the media market as companies that previously combined ancillary businesses with their core “traditional” media have started to spin off the components to try and unlock more value.  Not all of RR Donnelley’s acquisitions were from new markets—the company spent $620 million on Chicago-based printer Consolidated Graphics in late 2013 and beat out Quad/Graphics to acquire book manufacturer Courier Corp. earlier this year. Among RR Donnelley’s more recent acquisitions were digital replica producer LibreDigital and paywall provider Press+ in 2011. The company bought Bowne Financial in 2010 and EDGAR Online in 2012. Those two formed the foundation for the financial communications business.  “We see significant opportunity to unlock value by allowing these three businesses to pursue their own strategies and invest according to the unique dynamics of their respective industries,” says RR Donnelley president and CEO Thomas J. Quinlan III in a statement. “Each company will have the strategic focus, management resources and capital structure to enable it to strengthen its market position and pursue its growth opportunities, enhancing long-term value for stakeholders.” Crain’s Chicago Business reports that RR Donnelley may be separating the units for an easier path to divestment. Of particular interest would be the financial and marketing communication segments. Decoupling the higher growth businesses from the traditional printing operation makes them more convenient targets, says the report. Printers have already gone through significant consolidation and have been buying up or partnering with ancillary services, like digital magazine producers, e-commerce solutions and the like, to drive top-line growth.last_img read more

OBITUARY Thomas A Feindel 22

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Thomas A. Feindel, “Tom”, age 22, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2019 at the Winchester Hospital.Tom was born on February 24, 1996 in Winchester, MA; he was the cherished son of Kenneth and Janice Feindel. Tom attended Wilmington Public Schools and went on to attend Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica where he studied plumbing. Tom graduated Shawsheen Tech with the Class of 2014. While attending Shawsheen Tech, Tom went to work for Houghton Plumbing in Stoneham during his “shop weeks”. Tom loved his job and his co-workers; he was knowledgeable about plumbing and had great people skills when it came to dealing with the customers. Tom was still employed for Houghton Plumbing at the time of his death.Throughout his life, Tom was very involved with the Boy Scouts; he earned the rank of Eagle Scout by completing his Eagle Project which consisted of him adding a two bay wash sink at Camp 40 Acres in Wilmington and building a roof shelter over it for the campers. Tom enjoyed all the outdoor activities and camping that came with scouting and he met some great people along the way that became lifelong friends.Tom was a great kid who had a big heart and was always looking out for others; he took the time to listen, help, stand up for the “little guy” and he would go out of his way to do something nice for someone. Tom was not judgmental and never turned anyone away who needed help. Tom also enjoyed volunteering and he took several mission trips with his friends through the Wilmington Methodist Church; this was an eye-opening experience for this young man to see how other parts of the country and world lived. Tom always came back feeling very fortunate to have the loving family and support system that he called home.Tom’s family was the center of his life; he had wonderful parents and brothers whom he adored. Tom looked forward to the time they spent together, the fun they had, and all the wonderful memories they shared. Tom was also fortunate enough to have a great extended family and a “village of friends” who he loved dearly. Tom will forever be in the hearts of those he loved.Tom was the cherished son of Kenneth and Janice (McLean) Feindel, beloved brother of Christopher Feindel and Bryan Feindel & his girlfriend Allison Rotger all of Wilmington, dear grandson of Mary & the late Gordon “Mac” McLean of Woburn and Dorothy Nickerson & the late Kenneth Feindel of Melrose. Loving Nephew of Cheryl & Scott Reynolds of Yonkers, NY, Rick Feindel & Christine Twombly of Plaistow, NH, Robyn Feindel of Wadsworth, OH, Robert McLean of Woburn, Deb Fournier and Larry Nickerson and the late Donna Feindel. Tom is also survived by his girlfriend Morgan VanValkenberg of Danvers, his godfather Donald Wheaton & wife Kathy of Stoneham, his godmother Elaine Rockwood of Wakefield, his loving dog Diesel as well as many cousins and his village of friends.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington, on Friday, January 18th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 17th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to Neurofibromatosis Northeast, 9 Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803.Thomas A. Feindel(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Brandon M. Long, 27In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Janet (Colucci) O’Connor, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Carl J. Giangregorio, 37In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Google Assistant is making a run for Alexa The 359 Ep 516

first_img Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $299 at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. 5:21 Share your voice 0 Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher The Cheapskate Apple iPhone XS Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It CNET On this podcast, we talk about:Google’s ambitions to teach its Assistant more sophisticated tricks. Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor, two podcasting companies. Apple’s retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, announces departure. Google Assistant Alexa Google Spotify,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $59 at eBay I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Turo Share your voice See it Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Google Assistant is making a run for Alexa (The 3:59, Ep. 516) Rylo An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $60 at Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $210 at Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $6 at Tidal Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $155 at Google Express See at Turo Read Google Home Hub review Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review $999 See at Amazon Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Now playing: Watch this: $999 $999 Tags Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Comments Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Best Buy The Daily Charge Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Google Assistant is making a run for Alexa (The 3:59,… Sprint Post a comment Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Audio Smart Speakers & Displays Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET 7 $520 at HP Tags Read DJI Osmo Action preview Your browser does not support the audio element. Amazonlast_img read more

Cannes 2019 Hina Khan makes red carpet debut in shimmery gown Twitterati

first_imgHina Khan at Cannes Film Festival 2019ReutersTelevision actress Hina Khan dazzled like a diamond as she made her debut at Cannes Film Festival 2019 on Wednesday, May 15. Donning a grey shimmery gown with a plunging neckline and a gathered train, Hina walked the red carpet wearing a bright smiled and waving at the photographers.The actor is at Cannes for the screening of her short film, Lines, which is based on the Kargil War. She attended the screening of sci-fi drama Bacurau on Wednesday.The gorgeous actress, who made her TV debut with Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, picked out her favourite moment from her Cannes debut and posted it on her social media page with a caption that read: “The picture is just not “a” picture.”As soon as Hina made her Cannes debut, Twitter burst out in praise. A user wrote, “HINA KHAN slayed omg wow” while another user said, “Okay so i could just get these Glimpses of #HinaKhan for you exclusively at #Cannes2019 She was looking like a Diva.” Just like every year, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will also attend the Cannes Film Festival 2019.On Sunday, Hina shot for her last episode of the popular TV show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 where she played the role of Komolika. Her co-stars including Erica Fernandes, Parth Samthaan, Pooja Banerjee among others had organised a mini farewell on the sets and wished her luck for future ventures. A few of the clicks were shared on Instagram. Before the big Cannes event, Hina also shot for an upcoming video song by Arijit Singh in Delhi. She is paired alongside her best friend and actor Priyank Sharma in the video.last_img read more

Apple tops Fast Companys Worlds Most Innovative Company ranking Reliance Jio ranked

first_imgApple is world’s Most Innovative Company according to Fast Company magazineReutersCupertino-based technology giant Apple has been selected the most innovative firms in the world by Fast Company, an American business and technology magazine. The recently launched Indian telecom player Reliance Jio secured the 17 position in the list of the World’s Most 50 Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, for ‘putting India on the fast track’.Fast Company announced its list of World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2018 for honoring companies and their impact on businesses. The list is prepared after surveying thousands of companies across 36 categories.Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio is number one rank among the Most Innovative Companies in India, according to the Fast Company ranking. Headquartered in Navi Mumbai, Reliance Jio, the subsidiary of Reliance industries launched its commercial services across India in September 2016.The report notes that Jio has installed more than 100,000 new cell towers, some 155,000 miles of fiber laid and built 500,000 square feet of cloud data centers to create next-gen broadband infrastructure in India. The world’s 50 most innovative companies 2018 https://t.co/v50EreNpJA #FCMostInnovative pic.twitter.com/tEMpcLKI9D— Fast Company (@FastCompany) 20 February 2018Apple became the world’s most innovative company by being the “preeminent maker of computing devices, from those you stick on a desk (Macs) to ones you strap to your wrist (the Apple Watch)”, Fast Company noted. Apple was ranked fourth on the same list released in 2017.Apple is followed by the online streaming platform Netflix in the second place. Square — a California-based financial services, merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company — is ranked third in the list. Square is followed by Chinese multinational investment holding firm Tencent.E-commerce giant Amazon, which was on top in the list in 2017, slipped to the fifth position in the latest ranking by Fast Company.  Noida-based online e-wallet company Paytm, which recently started its Paytm Payments Bank, has been included in the list at the 31 position.last_img read more

Dissolve parliament to respect SC verdict BNP

first_img-The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday demanded dissolution of the current 10th parliament to show respect for the country’s topmost court’s observations given in 16th amendment annulment verdict.“Without throwing yourself [AL] into the garbage heap of history, dissolve parliament without any further delay,” BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said at a media briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters.  The opposition party leader said the observations given by the country’s topmost court in the 16th amendment verdict are the parts of the verdict. “But the ruling quarter wants to use intimidation to scrap the verdict.”Rizvi went on saying, “As the verdict observations have called parliament immature and dysfunctional, the current parliament is illegal and thus the government is also illegitimate.  Calling upon the ruling quarter not to toss themselves to the garbage heap of history, the BNP leader urged the authorities to dissolve the current parliament.“I am demanding resignation of the Awami alliance with dissolution of the current parliament without any further delay.”The BNP leader said that different media outlets have come up with news reports that the Bangladesh Bank and the National Board of Revenue (NBR) have launched investigation into chief justice SK Sinha’s incomes and expenditures.“Everyone sees this [the investigation] as a manifestation of the government’s revenge against the chief justice for the 16th amendment judgement.”The BNP leader also alleged that the government has unleashed torture on the opposition activists – particularly those of the BNP.In reference to the killing of a Juba Dal man in Noakhali gunfight on Thursday and to the death of a BNP man in police custody in Bogra, the BNP leader alleged that the government has entrusted the police force with the responsibility of carrying out extrajudicial killings.Addressing the police force, Rizvi said, “You are killing your own people. The people will forget nothing. Hatred gives birth to vengeance.”He also came down hard on the AL government for its failure to provide the millions of flood-hit people with necessary relief materials.last_img read more

TrumpKim summit pleases China while Japan puts on brave face

first_imgDonald Trump and Kim Jong UnWith U.S. president Donald Trump setting the course for normalising ties with North Korea and even saying war games with South Korea would end, China appeared a winner from Tuesday’s summit, as Japan tried putting a brave face on the outcome.Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, and signed a “comprehensive” document at a landmark summit in Singapore.In turn, Washington committed to provide security guarantees for North Korea, though the joint statement was light on specifics.At a post-summit press conference, Trump said Washington would end “very provocative” and costly military exercises with South Korea, a move that would rattle Seoul and Tokyo, which rely on the U.S. military for their own security.China, North Korea’s most important economic and diplomatic supporter despite its anger at Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests, wasted little time with a reminder that U.N. sanctions could be adjusted if North Korea behaved itself.”The U.N. Security Council resolutions that have been passed say that if North Korea respects and acts in accordance with the resolutions, then sanction measures can be adjusted, including to pause or remove the relevant sanctions,” a foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said at a daily news briefing.The Global Times, an influential Chinese state-run newspaper, said in an editorial that the time was right to consider “an appropriate reduction of the sanctions”.Brad Glosserman, visiting professor at Japan’s Tama University, said China would be pleased with the outcome.He said that North Korea would be as well.”Kim – wants a photo op, gets it, got an invitation to the White House,” he said. “He has an open door to the weakening of sanctions, no one is going to be putting on the squeeze. Everything North Korea wanted – I see no downside.”Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe put a positive spin on the summit, welcoming the fact that Trump told a news conference he had raised the issue of Japanese abductees, though there was no mention of that in the document signed by Kim and Trump.Yoji Koda, a retired admiral who commanded the Japanese naval fleet, and is a fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, said the statement contained nothing new or concrete.”One of the key points that Trump and his advisers made was that the U.S. will not repeat the mistakes of previous deals,” he said. “From reading this document I don’t think the U.S. will be successful.”TROOP COMMENTSSouth Korea’s presidential office said it needs to seek clarity on Trump’s intentions after he said Washington will stop joint military exercises.South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in, who has been front and centre in efforts to engage the North and Kim himself, pledged complete cooperation.”My administration will spare no effort in cooperating with the United States, North Korea and the international community to ensure that the agreement can be implemented in its entirety,” Moon said in a statement.But Koda, the retired Japanese admiral, said ending the exercises would be a “clear mistake” and was “too early”.”Alliances are a key element of U.S. global strategy and exercises are a right of the U.S. to use to protect allied nations,” he said. “The U.S. should continue joint exercises, they are a signal to China too.”China, which has long suggested a “dual suspension” whereby North Korea suspends its weapons tests and the United States and South Korea suspend military drills, could effectively claim that as an outcome despite not being a party to the summit.”This joint declaration is in line with the three principles of ‘no chaos, no war, and peaceful settlement’ proposed by the Chinese government,” said Liang Yabin, an associate professor at Beijing’s Central Party School, which trains rising officials.Resolving tensions on the Korean peninsula has obvious benefits for China, especially in bolstering the development of its rust-belt and landlocked northeast.Beijing has also long feared that a collapse of its isolated neighbour could push waves of refugees into northeastern China, or that nuclear war on the Korean peninsula could contaminate swathes of the country.The emotional ties are deep too. The two countries fought side by side in the 1950-53 Korean War – a son of Mao Zedong died in the conflict – and China has long viewed North Korea as a useful buffer between it and U.S. forces in South Korea.While China was not a direct party to the summit, it was nonetheless a presence: Kim met with president Xi Jinping twice in the run-up, and even borrowed an Air China 747 to get to Singapore so he didn’t have to rely on his own Soviet-era plane.last_img read more

Syria forces overwhelmed by exodus from IS enclave

first_imgSuspected Islamic State group fighters wait to be searched after leaving the jihadists` last holdout in eastern Syria — Photo: AFPUS-backed Syrian forces warned Sunday they were struggling to cope with an outpouring of foreigners from the Islamic State group’s imploding “caliphate”, urging governments to take responsibility for their citizens.The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and children from the jihadist redoubt since Wednesday, moving closer to retaking the last sliver of territory under IS control.”The numbers of foreign fighters and their relatives that we are holding is increasing drastically,” Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel Karim Omar told AFP.”Our current infrastructure can’t handle the mass influx”, he said.Syria’s Kurds have repeatedly called on foreign countries to repatriate their citizens, but most have been reluctant to allow battle-hardened jihadists and their relatives back home due to security concerns.At the height of its rule, IS imposed its brutal interpretation of Islamic law across territory straddling Syria and Iraq that was roughly the size of the United Kingdom.But more than four years after IS declared a cross-border “caliphate”, the jihadists have lost all but a tiny patch of land in the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border.After years of fighting IS, Syria’s Kurds say they hold hundreds of suspected IS fighters and their relatives.”As thousands of foreigners flee Daesh’s crumbling caliphate, the burden which is already too heavy for us to handle is getting even heavier,” SDF spokesman Mustefa Bali said on Twitter late Saturday, using an Arabic acronym for IS.”This will remain as the biggest challenge awaiting us unless governments take action and fulfil their responsibilities for their citizens,” he said.No evacuations were reported from the enclave on Saturday, but the two batches that left on Wednesday and Friday included Europeans, Iraqis and nationals of former Soviet countries, according to the SDF.- Crammed prisons -Around 46,000 people, including a large number of foreigners, have streamed out of IS’s shrinking territory since early December, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor.While civilians are trucked north to Kurdish-run camps for the displaced, suspected jihadists are sent to SDF-controlled prisons.Omar said SDF “detention centres can’t accommodate all the fighters” coming out of the last IS pocket.The evacuation of men, women and children has put a strain on Kurdish-run camps for the displaced, especially the Al Hol camp, which now shelters more than 40,000 people.”There is a lot of pressure on us, especially in Al Hol, where in addition to the relatives of IS fighters you have a large displaced population,” Omar said.On Thursday, nearly 2,500 evacuees arrived at Al Hol, compounding already dire conditions inside the crammed settlement, the UN’s humanitarian coordination office OCHA said.”Thousands more are expected in coming hours/days at Al-Hol camp, putting a further strain on basic services,” it tweeted Friday.”This sudden influx presents huge challenges to the response — additional tents, non-food items, water and sanitation and health supplies are urgently needed.”The International Rescue Committee on Friday said 69 people, mostly children, had died on the way to Al-Hol, or shortly after arriving in past weeks.- Security concerns -The battle for Baghouz is now the only live front in Syria’s war, which has killed more than 360,000 people and displaced millions since 2011.The SDF say they are trying to evacuate remaining civilians through a corridor before pressing on with a battle to crush the jihadists unless holdout fighters surrender.Some 2,000 people are believed to remain inside Baghouz, including foreigners, according to the US-backed force.Many European countries are now confronted with the dilemma of whether to bring back their citizens who travelled to join the group and prosecute them at home, or bar them from entry over security concerns.On Friday, the family of Shamima Begum, 19, said it would challenge the British government’s decision to revoke her citizenship.Begum, who travelled to Syria in 2015 aged just 15, faced being left stateless after Britain revoked her citizenship, and Bangladesh, where her parents are from, said it did not want her.On Thursday, the father of Hoda Muthana, 24, sued to bring her home after President Donald Trump’s administration declared she was not a US citizen.last_img

Murder suspect killed in gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA man accused in a murder case was killed in what the police called gunfight with them at Mahidia in the Jashore Sadar upazila on early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Shishir Ghosh, 30, from Jashore. He was wanted in 17 cases including that of murder and robbery, police said.Shishir was arrested with four improvised bombs from Shankarpur area in the town on Tuesday night, said Mohammad Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.Later, police took him at Mahidia area to recover firearms around 3:30am.“His associates opened fired as soon as we reached the area. In the ensuing gunfight, Shishir was caught in the line of fire and killed on the spot,” the OC said.Two policemen were also injured in the skirmish, he claimed.A shutter gun and two bullets were recovered from the spot.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In the first four months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 115, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

Full Show Municipal IDs Under SB 4 And State vs Local Government

first_img Share On Tuesday’s edition of Houston Matters: El Paso’s City Council has voted against creating a municipal ID card program. Why? The city’s mayor — who voted against it — says he didn’t want El Paso to be perceived as a sanctuary city. Municipal IDs are local ID cards issued by cities that could be used by a range of people, including those who are in this country illegally.With the El Paso decision in mind — and with the state’s so-called “sanctuary cities” bill (SB 4) set to go into effect Sept. 1 — what’s the future of municipal ID programs in Houston and across Texas under the new law? We talk with University of Houston political scientist Jeronimo Cortina about why these programs are so controversial.Also this hour: Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick recently said “people are happy with their governments at their state level, they’re not with the city.” However, a 2016 poll from Gallup suggests the opposite. So what’s really the case? Are people in Houston more likely to get behind City Hall or the Capitol Building? We discuss that and the history of interaction between state and local governments with Mark Jones of Rice University.Plus: We talk with Dena Marks, associate director of the Anti-Defamation League in Houston about hate crimes in the area and how events over the past year might have an effect on their occurrence. And a Texas prisoner responds to a theory that he is a serial killer. We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.last_img read more

Jury Duty Resumes In Harris County

first_img X Pu Ying Huang for The Texas TribuneHurricane Harvey severely damaged Houston’s 20-story Criminal Justice Center, taking out dozens of courtrooms, countless offices and enough holding cells to accommodate 900 inmates. Jury trials resume in Harris County after weeks of postponement due to Hurricane Harvey. Hundreds of jurors returned to the downtown court complex Monday morning.  County Court at Law Judge Darrell Jordan said now the courts can sort through a backlog of cases.“Well, what we’re doing in the criminal courts is we’re taking the jail cases first. For everyone who has remained in custody who’s waiting for their day in court, they will have precedence over the people who are waiting at home. And so we want to get them in and out as soon as possible, and then from there we’ll move on to the bond docket,” Jordan said. Portable bathrooms have been set up behind the building on Preston so that potential jurors don’t have to go up and down the stairs or elevators searching for restrooms. Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel mailed new notices to thousands of potential jurors with the new locations for court and jury meetings.As usual, Judge Jordan said jurors can reschedule. “And this is just always, if you have jury duty and you can’t make it, you can always go online and move the date back or reschedule it.”Criminal Court judges are sharing courtrooms with fellow judges in the civil and family law buildings. Listen 00:00 /01:06center_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more