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A jury convicted Jean-Michael Kisi Friday on charges of gross sexual imposition and accomplice to attempted murder and acquitted him on charges of conspiracy to commit gross sexual imposition and conspiracy to commit murder. President of Repairers of the Breach and National Co-Chair the Poor Peoples Campaign. Leadership reports that the Speaker is enraged over the royal father’s decision to honour the federal lawmaker with a chieftaincy title in appreciation of his “quality representation” and “numerous empowerment gestures” towards the people of the constituency, 2015.

Report says several others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the attack, running well into Sunday morning. Corey Brundage got a call from his then-fiancée. upon the name of Lee Chong Wei. February 15 to Sunday. Eleven of the G20 nations, The Asia Cup may be in the bag. Gerard Butler and Dame Judi Dench have now joined the 200, for either practical or xenophobic reasons, of course.

amongst others have been recovered from them. a slight decline from the 9. "I ask you to join me in prayer for all those who have been wounded by sexual misconduct on the part of the clergy. as Sweden closed out a win that gives them a real chance of reaching the World Cup for the first time since 2006. Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana. I met a few people who were and their sentences were sometimes shorter than mine My crime was selling marijuana when I was 23 I was arrested in 2002 in Utah as a first-time non-violent offender for selling about $1000 worth of cannabis while carrying a gun I was shocked when I received a 55-year prison sentence in 2004 I knew that what I did was wrong and that I had to face the consequences of my actions but 55 years seemed more like a death sentence to me The judge who sentenced me felt the same way calling my punishment "cruel unjust and irrational" As I quickly learned his hands were tied by the system My charges carried several counts that came with "mandatory minimum" sentencesnon-negotiable rules dictating a specific prison term for specific crimes In my case I was subject to three separate mandatory minimum sentences that added up to over half a century I was a rap producer before I was locked up so music was my life But in jail you cant keep up with music Just listening to the radio the other day was a new experiencetheres a different sound a different feel and the things people are rapping about have completely changed My kids tell me Im like Captain America who was frozen after World War II and woke up in modern times For years my three kids Anthony (19) Jesse (17) and Meranda (13) were just faces on the other side of the glass or voices over the phone I was able to hug them only a few times during my incarceration I could only hope that my absence did not put my children at risk of falling down the same path I did I dont know what number of days months or years would have been the appropriate sentence for my crime However something seems wrong with how the determination was made If the goal is to help people learn a lesson and reenter society as better people then it seems the method of rigid extreme sentencing isnt working I was very lucky to have people fighting for me My familyespecially my sisteras well as individuals like Mark Osler Mark Holden and groups including Families Against Mandatory Minimums and Generation Opportunity were on my side That gave me hope Others with extreme sentences dont always have that luxury When people dont have hope that theyll get out they often wonder why they should stay out of trouble or play by the rules I saw many people like this when I was in prison If the goal is to help them learn a lesson and reenter society as better people then something isnt working Our criminal justice system doesnt always teach lessonsit often ruins lives and destroys families Now that Im released I am fighting for the tens of thousands of people locked up longer than necessary due to mandatory minimums And I will fight as hard as my sister Lisa fought for me Human nature dictates that everyone makes mistakes I am responsible for the bad choices I made and deserved punishment However we have a system that excessively punishes thousands of people like me by locking us up andin essencethrowing away the key Many lose hope because they lose the chance to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life after serving time Im grateful I now have that chance But many others deserve it too Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsTomorrow will likely mark competitive eater Joey Chestnuts eighth straight year winning the Nathans Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest Chestnut is now 30 years old and weighs 230 poundsnot an especially large man In fact many serious competitive eaters appear to be relatively thin and healthy So how do they eat that many hot dogs and stay healthy And is it safe Not much research has been done about competitive eating But several doctors from the University of Pennsylvania did an experiment for a National Geographic special the results of which were published in the Journal of Roentgenology They wanted to find out what happened to competitive eaters stomachs so they compared two men: one champion eater and one non-competitive-eating manthe controlwho simply had a “healthy appetite” The men were asked to consume as many hot dogs as they could in 12 minutes The researchers noted that after eating the hot dogs the competitive eaters stomach "appeared as a massively distended food-filled sac occupying most of the upper abdomen" There was also "little or no gastric peristalsis" the squeezing motion that normally helps the stomach break down food Marc Levine one of the studys authors and a gastrointestinal radiologist the University of Pennsylvania said he was amazed by the amount of food that fit in the speed eaters stomach "This was not some inherent skill he had since he was a child" says Levine "For many months he would practice by eating larger and larger volumes of food … He was able to overcome the satiety reflex and once he did that the stomach overcame the peristalsis activity so it was able to accept an unlimited amount of food" The satiety reflex is what people experience when they eat enough food to trigger the neural pathways in the brain that tell the body it is full Its also what triggers people to vomit Major League Eatingthe world body that oversees all professional eating contestsplaces a high priority on safety according to MLE chair George Shea Emergency medical technicians are present at all official contests and there’s safety page on its website "We discourage anyone doing contests without emergency medical technicians" says George Shea chair of MLE "We keep the duration of the contest short Its in the sweet spot so theyre not stuffing their faces too much but not going too long" While Shea says he doesnt know of anyone whos ever choked during an official eating competition other competitive eating injuries have been recorded And while no one knows exactly how stretching their stomachs will affect competitive eaters years down the line Levine and his team predicted some scary consequences If the stomach stretches enough that it cant get back to its original size they predict this could potentially cause "intractable nausea and vomiting necessitating a partial or total gastrectomy to relieve their symptoms and restore their ability to eat" But at least for now the champions are trained to avoid getting sick For other people Shea has this advice: "Dont try this at home" Contact us at editors@timecom PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned world powers on Tuesday that it was impossible for Tehran to stay in the nuclear deal if it cannot benefit from the accord after the US withdrawal In a call with French President Emmanuel Macron Rouhani said he was satisfied with Europe’s stance especially French efforts to salvage the 2015 deal but that "such statements should be combined with actions and tangible measures" "If Iran cannot benefit from the (nuclear) deal then it’s practically impossible to stay in the accord” Rouhani was quoted by state news agency IRNA as saying in a phone call with the French president The pact between Iran and world powers lifted international sanctions on Tehran In return Iran scaled back its nuclear activities increasing the time it would need to produce an atom bomb if it chose to do so a goal it denies having Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in May calling the accord flawed European signatories – France Britain and Germany – have been scrambling to ensure Iran retains enough economic benefits to persuade it not to pull out Macron’s office said he had told Rouhani in the same telephone call that France remained committed to the nuclear deal but Tehran needed to fully comply with its commitments "The President of the Republic recalled the will of France Britain Germany Russia and China to continue to implement the Vienna agreement in all its dimensions" Macron’s office said "The president informed President Rouhani of the progress in the work being done on our side He hoped that Iran for its part will fulfil its obligations without any ambiguity" Macron’s office confirmed a previously agreed ministerial meeting between all the remaining signatories of the deal the European powers China and Russia would be held in the coming weeks in Vienna French diplomatic sources said the meeting was likely to take place during the week of June 25 (Reporting by John Irish and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Mark Heinrich) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed New Delhi: Two of A Sharath Kamal’s three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games were won in Australia and it is this little statistic which is driving India’s finest table tennis player to go for another double in the Gold Coast edition next month In all probability the upcoming mega-event from 4-15 April will be the last CWG appearance for the 35-year-old who has been leading India’s mantle in the racket sport since 2006 Melbourne Games when he exceeded expectations by winning the team as well as the singles gold Sharath has his name on all the three gold medals India has won at the quadrennial competition and factoring in his recent form he thinks he can add at least another two yellow metals to his overall kitty File image of Sharath Kamal Twitter/@TableTennisInd The Indian stunnedWorld No7 Koki Niwa at the Qatar Open earlier this month for "the biggest win of his career" "I feel we have a good chance in all four categories (singles team doubles and mixed doubles) It is easily the strongest men’s squad we have fielded at the Commonwealth Games" Sharath told PTI referring to the fact that India has as many as six players in the top-100 of ITTF men’s rankings "The ranking system has changed completely and the more you play the better it is That is one of the reasons why six of us are in the top-100 Having said that the boys are doing really well and we really have a strong squad" Sharath has managed to maintain a top-100 spot in the last decade but he was way outside the bracket in the Melbourne edition 12 years ago with IndiaNo 2 Soumyadeep Roy being outside top-200 The Chennai-based paddler says India has indeed come a long way since Melbourne but rival countries like England and Nigeria have improved drastically too Teams from both nations got the better of India in Glasgow four years ago when the country ended with just one silver its worst show at the Games in terms of medal count "CWG is the only major multi-sporting event where we are expected to win medals So considering that the Glasgow performance was a huge disappointment Because of that there is going to be extra pressure in Gold Coast but we are ready" World No 71 Sharath said Singapore is another rival but barring 33rd-ranked Gao Ning there is no other player who poses a threat to India The Massimo Costantini-coached Indian squad is preparing in Europe at the moment and will be back home on 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