Bradley Manning Trial: Max Sentence Reduced

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (Artwork courtesy of Deb Van Poolen, www.debvanpoolen.com)U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense team won a small victory Tuesday when the military judge presiding over his leak case dropped nearly five decades off the soldier’s possible maximum sentence, but the WikiLeaks whistleblower is still in jeopardy of spending the rest of his life behind bars.The judge, Col. Denise Lind, reduced the maximum penalty against Manning from 136 years to 90 years after ruling that several counts were duplicative, according to a military press release.Still, Manning, 25, could sit in a prison cell until he’s 115 years old if the maximum sentence holds up.Manning’s court martial is currently in the second week of its sentencing phase. Manning last week was found not guilty of “Aiding the Enemy”—the most serious charge—but was found guilty by Lind of nearly all other charges.More: Multimedia package on Bradley Manning’s caseManning was accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. The solider pleaded guilty in February to 10 of 22 charges brought by the U.S. government.Military prosecutors have argued that Manning’s leaks jeopardized U.S. interests abroad.Lind’s decision Tuesday came after the defense filed three separate motions to merge several counts against Manning.The sentencing case resumes Wednesday.last_img read more

India’s best-ever medal haul coincides with record viewership

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first_img First Published: 3rd October, 2019 23:34 IST FOLLOW US Suman Ray WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img Written By Last Updated: 3rd October, 2019 23:34 IST India’s Best-ever Medal Haul Coincides With Record Viewership The World Wrestling Championships saw Indian wrestlers return with their biggest-ever haul of medals; the sport has also scaled a new high in viewership SUBSCRIBE TO US The recently-concluded World Wrestling Championships saw Indian wrestlers return with their biggest-ever haul of medals from a single edition. That the Olympic sport is now making rapid strides in the country was validated by the series of firsts Indian grapplers achieved in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.Indian Wrestlers win big While Bajrang Punia secured his third medal from the prestigious event, Vinesh Phogat added another feather to her illustrious resume by getting her maiden medal. For the first time ever, a debutant dazzled on the world stage to finish on the podium as shown by Deepak Punia. Ravi Kumar took his World U-23 Championships stellar form to add to India’s medal tally while Rahul Aware also got home India’s fifth medal from this event. What was the icing on the cake was the fact that the wrestlers bagged four Olympic quotas from the World Championships for the very first time.READ | Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya win Bronze at World Wrestling ChampionshipsWrestling scales new heightsAll these historic moments were witnessed live by 6.5 million users on mobile and web platforms. The sport scaled a new high in India not just in terms of success, but also in viewership with as many as 11 million users engaging in live streaming and video content on the unique digital channel for wrestling. This on the go viewing of Wrestling in India was possible due to WrestlingTV which has the official right to telecast/stream all matches international and national for Indian Subcontinent and brought live action amounting to more than 100 hours of content from all 4 mats of the tournament straight to every Indian fan’s household. The channel has ensured that wrestling lovers don’t get to miss out on India’s prime Olympic sport. Wrestling TV next will live stream 33 days of live match content over the next two months. The mega live streaming bonanza this month will start with the World Veterans Championships from October 8 followed by the most-awaited UWW World U-23 Championships, that saw Ravi Kumar take silver medal last year, the tournament will be aired from October 28.READ | Vinesh Phogat: ‘All I want is to win the Olympic gold in Japan’Vinesh Phogat and other wrestlers gear up for World CupFresh from her bronze medal stint at the World Championships, Vinesh Phogat will return to the mat at the World Cup in Narita, Japan along with Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik from November 15 along with other top Indian grapplers. With the Asian U-15 Championships scheduled from November 22 and the Senior Nationals in India following just a week later, it will be a treat for the entire wrestling community as the matches will be Live Streamed for the first time on this unique digital platform.READ | Saina Nehwal: Badminton ace’s journey from Hisar to London OlympicsREAD | Deepak Punia pulls out of World Wrestling Championship due to injury last_img read more

Alpena’s Summer Movies By The Bay Returns Friday With A Roar

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Prepare to head to a prehistoric time on Friday at the Bay View Park for the first edition “Summer Movies by the Bay.”Jurassic Park will take over the Alpena Band Shell this Friday at sundown or 9:07pm. A special dinosaur will be visiting from Dinosaur Gardens to help folks get into the spirit of the film.The fourth year event will feature three films this year, down two from last year. For Board Member Raymond Brege, the move will help the small yet effective Thunder Bay Film Society that puts on the films each year.“You focus it down to three movies that we think will get a good turnout,” said Brege, “instead of spacing them all out throughout the year and we are of limited manpower.”In the past years, the team had found that more movies created inconsistent crowds. Some nights, the band shell would be filled with families. Other nights would see just a couple folks come out. With three films, members of the organization think this will be the way to go from here on out.This year’s lineup includes Jurassic Park (1993) this Friday, The Lion King (1994) on June 15, and Wonder Woman (2017) on July 6. For the Wonder Woman showing, a superhero parade will take place from Bob’s Bullpen to the band shell. People are encouraged to dress up in superhero fashion.Dinosaurs will “invade” Bay View Park on Friday for Jurassic Park.As year four approaches, Board Member George Ralston is excited to help offer films that entertain the community and invite folks to partake in the culture of film. Ralston has been with the Thunder Bay Film Society since it’s inception back 2014. He believes parents and grandparents will feel nostalgia and remember their days as a youngster.“People compared it to when they were kids and their parents would take them to the drive-ins,” said Ralston, “they’d bring their own munchies and pop with them and their blanket. They’d sit out their with their kids and everybody just enjoys it.”All screenings are free and open to the public. Popcorn will be for sale. For more information, click here to visit the Facebook page.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious AHS first ever marketing conference at ACCNext Stretch of US-23 One Step Closer to Becoming The “Peter A. Pettalia Memorial Highway”last_img read more

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Jozy Altidore’s goal vs. Panama seals top spot for USA

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first_imgWith his 42nd career international goal, @JozyAltidore puts the #USMNT up vs. ! pic.twitter.com/dTjCUMubmR— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) June 27, 2019USA made a lively start as they pushed for an opening goal and it almost came through Altidore in the 16th minute.After Panama turned over possession, Jordan Morris played in Altidore, but the striker pulled his shot wide from an angle from inside the area.Altidore squandered another chance five minutes later, the striker putting a tame shot straight at Panama goalkeeper Jose Calderon after a Cristian Roldan cutback.Jonathan Lewis was denied by an excellent Fidel Escobar block, while Jose Fajardo fired wide for Panama on the counter-attack six minutes before half-time.Both teams struggled to begin the second half, leading to the introduction of USA star Christian Pulisic just after the hour-mark.The opener followed for USA after a corner as Altidore scored his 42nd international goal.The set-piece went uncleared and some poor defending from Panama led to Altidore producing an overhead kick from close range to make it 1-0.That was all USA needed, closing out a narrow victory as neither side created much of note in the closing stages.What does it mean? Job done for USAUSA simply needed to avoid defeat to secure top spot and the easier quarterfinal clash, avoiding Jamaica. Berhalter’s side got the job done despite what was an unconvincing display.Changes could hurt USAUSA were beginning to find rhythm in wins over Guyana (4-0) and Trinidad and Tobago (6-0). Still, Berhalter opted to rest what is seemingly his preferred team and it remains to be seen whether that was the right decision. USA made 11 changes to their starting lineup and it showed, but Altidore — having squandered two great chances earlier — stepped up to secure three points in Kansas City.While they were unconvincing, Gregg Berhalter’s USA did enough to complete the perfect group-stage campaign. Related News Wayne Rooney scores incredible goal from inside his own half for DC United Altidore goal not enoughThe Toronto striker scored, but he also missed two chances in the first half. That is unlikely to be enough to earn him a start ahead of Gyasi Zardes, who has three goals at the tournament.What’s next?Both teams will play in Philadelphia on Sunday. USA take on Curacao, while Panama face Jamaica. Jozy Altidore’s second-half goal saw the United States overcome Panama 1-0 to complete a perfect group-stage campaign at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.Altidore’s overhead kick in the 66th minute gave USA a third win from as many games in Group D, securing top spot and a quarterfinal clash against Curacao.last_img read more