Jerry Sandusky Will Speak At Sentencing On Tuesday

Lawyer Joe Amendola with Jerry Sandusky.Jerry Sandusky, convicted child molester, will make a statement at his sentencing hearing Tuesday, according to his lawyer, Joe Amendola.Amendola said, “It’s as certain as certain can be” that the former Penn State assistant football coach will address Judge John Cleland and profess his innocence before he is sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.Nobody else is expected to speak on Sandusky’s behalf during the sentencing hearing Tuesday in Bellefonte, Amendola said.“What I anticipate he’ll say is that he’s innocent,” Amendola said outside the courthouse.The attorney said others, including Sandusky’s wife, have submitted letters on his behalf and that Dottie Sandusky stands by her husband and will attend the sentencing.“He’s going to fight for a new trial,” Amendola said. He said “the important thing” about sentencing for the defense “is it starts the appellate process.”Last week, jurors in Sandusky’s trial said they wished Sandusky is imprisoned for life.Gayle Barnes, a homemaker and former school district employee, said she thinks a lot about the victims, particularly the eight who testified against Sandusky and provided what she considers the critical evidence of guilt. She said he deserves life in prison.“I do still feel good, what we as jurors did,” Barnes said. “I didn’t go there saying off the bat he’s guilty. I needed to listen to every single thing that was said.”Barnes said she has been in touch with a fifth juror and an alternate juror who also plan to attend the sentencing.High school science teacher Joshua Harper, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State, said that he takes pride in having served on the jury, and that the guilty verdict was not a close call. He wants Sandusky “put away for the rest of his life, really.”“This is what prisons are for, you know,” Harper said. “I mean, I don’t think you let a guy loose like that.”He also felt the victim testimony was pivotal.“It was such a consistent pattern of behavior,” Harper said. “It was just so solid. The defense was just so thin. There was no evidence that these kids were lying. Even the minor inconsistencies that the defense tried to bring up — and did bring up — that made it more convincing.” read more

Newspaper Association Kills its Print Magazine

first_imgAnother print publication has fallen victim in the struggling newspaper industry—this time, a magazine.The Newspaper Association of America has ceased publication of Presstime, its print magazine. The May issue will be its last.The association will continue to publish the magazine as a digital edition. “Continuing the Presstime mission online is part of the transformation very much in line with the changes our members are making to their own businesses,” a NAA spokesperson told Editor & Publisher.The decision to shutter Presstime’s print edition came this week as the association eliminated 39 staffers, or roughly halfof its overall workforce. Circulation of daily newspapers dropped 7 percent in March while Sunday papers saw circulation fall 5.3 percent, according to an Audit Bureau of Circulations report released earlier this week.last_img read more

This is how Kareena Kapoor reacted when Parineeti expressed her crush on

first_imgKareena Kapoor and Parineeti ChopraTwitterActress Parineeti Chopra, who appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show, said that Kareena Kapoor has no issues with her liking for Saif Ali Khan and she would make a Jabariya Jodi, if she gets a chance.Jabariya Jodi is slated to hit the screens on August 2 and the makers are busy with its publicity activities. Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra will be seen promoting the upcoming movie on SET’s popular comedy show The Kapil Sharma Show. The duo had a fun banter with the host. They were caught teasing each other and sharing fun tales during their shoot for Jabariyan Jodi.Accompanying her will be charming actor Sidharth Malhotra and together, they will be seen promoting their upcoming movie Jabariya Jodi. The duo had a fun banter with the host Kapil Sharma and was caught teasing each other and sharing fun tales during their shoot for Jabariyan Jodi.Talking to Kapil Sharma, Parineeti Chopra opened to about her crush on Saif Ali Khan. Kapil asked her if she gets a chance to find her Jabariya Jodi from Bollywood, who she would choose. She replied, “If I get a chance, I would definitely kidnap Saif Ali Khan to make my Jabariya Jodi. I have always admired him. I have even mentioned the same to Kareena and she is very okay with the fact that I admire him.”She said that she is highly inspired from SRK’S dialogue in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai where he says pyaar dosti hai. She religiously follows the rule and makes everyone her best friend.Kapil will be seen taking fitness tips from Sidharth and take tips from him on getting rid of the side belly fat. Siddharth said, “I do it by not eating ice cream and maintaining a sea food diet where see food means just seeing the junk food and not eating it.”last_img read more

Jukta Front also against EVMs in national polls

first_imgAQM Badruddoza ChowdhuryBikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Friday said their alliance Jukta (United) Front will resist if any undemocratic and unconstitutional force tries to come to power through a plot.“We’ll resist if any undemocratic and unconstitutional government wants to come to power through a conspiracy,” he said, reports UNB.B Chowdhury, also a former president, said this while speaking at a post-Eid reunion organised by the BDB’s Dhaka north city unit at its Kuril Biswa Road office in the capital.He also warned the incumbent government that it will be forced to accept the demand for holding the next polls under a neutral administration.The BDB chief further said the cabinet must be dissolved before the next general elections and the army will have to be deployed one month before the elections until 7-10 days after the polls.He also opposed the election commission’s (EC) decision to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the national elections. “It won’t be allowed to take the vote through EVMs.”B Chowdhury said Jukta Front will not allow anyone to install an autocratic government as it is working for ensuring a politics of balance.He said their alliance wants to forge a greater unity with all political parties, except anti-liberation ones, to ensure people’s justified rights.last_img read more

Here come the quantum dot TVs and wallpaper

first_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Here come the quantum dot TVs and wallpaper (2011, December 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-quantum-dot-tvs-wallpaper.html Researchers fabricate first large-area, full-color quantum dot display The quantum dots will be in use for ultra thin, light flat screen TVs by the end of next year, and, in another three years, will be used in flexible screens rolled up like paper or used as wall coverings.The company, Nanoco Group, is reportedly working with Asian electronics companies to bring this technology to market. “The first products we are expecting to come to market using quantum dots will be the next generation of flat-screen televisions,” Nanoco chief executive Michael Edelman has stated.Nanoco describes itself as the “world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots.” While quantum dots technology is not new, the scientists at Nanoco are succeeding in their goals toward mass production. Earlier this year, the company, which was founded in 2001 and is based in Manchester, announced it successfully produced a1kg batch of red cadmium-free quantum dots specified by a major Japanese corporation.The ability to mass-produce consistently high quality quantum dots, says the company site, enables product designers to envisage their use in consumer products and other applications for the first time, and then bring the products to market. Quantum dots are nano-materials with a core semiconductor and organic shell structure. This structure can be modified and built on to ensure the quantum dots work in applications that may use different carrier systems. This includes but is not limited to printing ink including ink jet printing, silicone, polycarbonate, polymethyl methacrylate based polymers, alcohols and water. Nanoco’s team says it can manipulate the organic surfaces of the quantum dots to work in applications like electroluminescent displays, solid state lighting and biological imaging. The ability to precisely control the size of a quantum dot enables the manufacturer to determine the wavelength of the emission, which determines the color of light that the eye perceives. During production the dots can be tuned to emit any desired color of light. Dots can even be tuned beyond visible light, into infra-red or the ultra-violet.Nanoco defines itself as “a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots” at a time when being “cadmium-free” presents special advantage. Cadmium is generally used in LEDs in lighting and displays. The European Union has made it exempt, though, from its Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive due to the fact that there isn’t yet a practical substitute, according to eWEEK Europe. That exemption is to end in July 2014.“Our research and development department is also constantly engaged in the creation of new quantum dots with additional properties sought by the market, such as our RoHS-compliant heavy metal-free quantum dots,” says the company. Quantum dot OLED prototype. Image credit: Nanoco Groupcenter_img To be sure, flexible displays that can be used as wall coverings have been of interest. Individual light-emitting quantum dot crystals are 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Large numbers used together potentially create room-sized screens on wallpapers. (PhysOrg.com) — A British firm’s quantum dot technology will be used for flat screen TVs and flexible screens, according to the company’s chief executive. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more