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Development by Sean O’Key. Graphics by Sarah-Grace Mankarious. Video production by Matthew Gannon, Jeffrey Hsu and Nick Scott.
Development by Sean O’Key. Graphics by Sarah-Grace Mankarious. Video production by Matthew Gannon, Jeffrey Hsu and Nick Scott.
When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to entice Sanchi to Manchester last summer, Dortmund did the classy thing and struck a gentleman’s agreement with the player, stating he could leave this time around for the right price.
After several rejected bids, that price turned out to be £72.6million, potentially rising to £78m with add-ons.
Sancho will certainly bring something different to United’s attacking contingent, providing a throwback to the days where Reds wingers were assist-first, score later.
It will, however, bring uncertainty for the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Daniel James who could all see their minutes tumble as a result.
Author: Charlie Gordon
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In the final moments of 1984 movie, The Terminator, Kyle (Beihn) gave his life to protect Sarah (Linda Hamilton) and destroy the horrifying T-800 machine (Arnold Schwarzenegger) that was pursuing them. The direct sequel to The Terminator was 1991 hit movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The film, which was released 30-years ago today on July 1 1991, introduced a teenage version of John (Edward Furlong) and a good version of Arnold’s Terminator.
Sarah spent a lot of the film lost, as she was drugged and placed in a mental institute for “rehabilitation”.
An axed scene would have given her more of a rounded arc, however, as a moment with former lover and father to her child, Kyle, was originally scripted and shot.
The scene in question came in the form of a dream/nightmare sequence experienced by Sarah.
At the time, Sarah is in the Pescadero State Hospital where she was being held for her mental wellbeing.
Sarah has a vision of Kyle where he explains that Skynet is still coming for her bloodline, meaning John is now the target.
He adds that the future is not yet set in stone and she needs to escape her prison to save her son.
Kyle pushes the character to keep fighting and to never give up, despite the drugs inside her and the bars on her windows.
Sarah is then led outside into a haunting nuclear holocaust scenario – similar to that of the one she experiences later on in the child’s playground.
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James told The Ringer: “I remember sitting there once, high on E, writing notes for Terminator.
“And I was struck by Sting’s song, that ‘I hope the Russians love their children too’.
“I thought: ‘You know what? The idea of a nuclear war is just so antithetical to life itself.’”
He added: “That’s where the kid [John] came from.”
Terminator 2 was a smash hit at the box office, making a staggering $ 520 million on just $ 102 million budget.
It was also a critical success, receiving multiple five-star ratings, as well as a number of Academy Awards.
In 1992, at the 64th Academy Awards, Terminator 2: Judgement Day won Oscars for Best Makeup, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Author: Callum Crumlish
This post originally appeared on Daily Express
Dozens of riders were taken out in the crash. One was forced to retire from the race.
PARIS, France — Gendarmes in Brittany on Wednesday arrested a fan involved in a massive pileup at the Tour de France during the opening stage at cycling’s biggest event, local media reported.
The fan brandished a large cardboard sign while leaning into the path of oncoming riders. She appeared to be looking in the other direction, apparently at a camera, and not at the approaching peloton.
The woman, not publicly identified, was arrested by gendarmes in the Finistere region who tracked her down based on “solid” accounts from people questioned this week, France Bleu Finistere said, citing a source close to the probe. Investigators had spoken to dozens of people since the incident on Saturday, the local radio station said.
Tour organizers had announced after the crash on the stage from Brest to Landerneau that they would start legal proceedings against the fan, who disappeared from the crash scene. She had leaned into the path of veteran rider Tony Martin, who fell off his bike and took dozens of others down in his slipstream. German rider Jasha Sutterlin was forced to abandon the race.
The Gendarmerie du Landerneau, east of Brest, had put out a call for witnesses shortly after the pileup. It refused to comment on the reported arrest.
Fans gathering on the sides of roads and in villages as riders pass by is part of the tradition and charm of the Tour. But the woman in question leaned into the path of cyclists with her sign that read “Allez Opi-Omi,” a mix of French and German-language terms of endearment for grandparents — “Go Grandpa-Grandma.”
Author: Associated Press
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AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin police are investigating a crash late Sunday night involving an on-duty officer in southeast Austin.
Just before midnight, an APD officer in a patrol unit collided with a white truck at South Pleasant Valley Road near Creek Bend Drive.
Video taken after the wreck shows the truck appeared to hit a trash can near a Cap Metro stop and parts of a fence nearby. The truck also had damage to its back end, and the patrol unit had damage on the front end. The airbag in the APD vehicle had also been deployed.
There were minor injuries reported and no one was taken to a hospital.
Author: Chrissy Mazzone
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Police said the driver crashed into the back of a patrol car, causing that vehicle to crash into a second patrol car. Both officers were outside of their vehicles at the time of the crash and were uninjured.The driver was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. She did not show signs of intoxication, according to HPD.
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Author: Chelsea Moreno
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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The U.S. Marshals arrested a suspect who is allegedly connected to the murder of an Austin 18-year-old on Friday.
A release said 21-year-old Warren Mitchell III was taken into custody in Tulsa after the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force found out he fled north of the Red River to Oklahoma.
Mitchell was wanted for his alleged involvement in the death of Kedarius Griffin, who was shot and killed while he was inside a car with a pregnant woman, three kids and a two-year-old toddler on April 14. Austin Police said the woman and children were not hurt.
The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot near the McDonalds and HEB on the corner of North Lamar Boulevard and W Rundberg Lane.
A murder warrant was issued for Mitchell’s arrest by an Austin municipal court judge on Thursday, and the task force was requested to help find him.
The U.S. Marshals Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force took him into custody at a local hotel.
Austin police previously asked for help finding two other suspects believed to be involved in the incident. It is unknown if they have also been arrested.
Mitchell is booked into the David Moss Detention Center in Tulsa where he is awaiting extradition. His bond is set at $ 500,000.
At last check, Mitchell did not have an attorney listed in Travis County’s online case portal. Once he does have one, KXAN will reach out and will update this story.
For the past four weeks, a group of up to 40 protesters has gathered outside the Collin County Jail nearly every night around 9 p.m. They hang signs, draw on the sidewalk with chalk and decorate the chain link fence, celebrating the life of Marvin Scott III, who died while in the custody of jail staff in March.
Consistently, their memorials have been taken down by county staff. But that doesn’t deter his sister, LaChay Batts, from returning every day with other community members outside the jail in McKinney.
“We just do it again,” Batts, 28, told the Tribune Sunday, her voice hoarse from chanting all day. “They want us to stop, to go away. We’re gonna remain until the officers are arrested.”
On March 14, Scott was arrested in Allen, nearly 15 miles from where he lived in Frisco, on a marijuana charge. Authorities said he had less than two ounces — a misdemeanor. The 26-year-old, who received a schizophrenia diagnosis two years ago, sometimes used the drug to self-medicate, according to the family’s lawyer, S. Lee Merritt.
After Allen officers transported him to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for what police called “strange behavior,” he was taken to the county jail. There, officers restrained Scott, used pepper spray and covered his head with a spit hood, a controversial device meant to keep a person from biting or spitting on an officer. Scott became unresponsive late that night and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Though seven of the sheriff’s officers have been fired after initially being put on administrative leave and another resigned while under investigation, the family and protesters say they don’t plan to stop until the officers have been charged with a crime. The officers’ names have not been publicly released. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the jail, said personnel information cannot be released due to pending civil service appeals.
The Texas Rangers are investigating Scott’s case. Nearly a month later, the county medical examiner’s office has not yet released an official cause of death.
The family hired a forensic pathologist to conduct a second, independent autopsy. During the March 23 press conference, the pathologist, Amy Gruszecki of American Forensics, said: “The physical struggle of the restraint as well as the possible asphyxia from the restraint would likely be causes of his death, and a negative autopsy, meaning no injuries, no blunt force trauma, is consistent with that.”
During the press conference, Merritt said the Collin County district attorney had explained that he would need a cause of death and a medical examiner’s report before he could decide whether to pursue criminal charges.
There has been an intense focus on police brutality during the murder and manslaughter trial for Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd in late May by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes — which sparked protests around the nation. And on Sunday, police deployed tear gas against protesters who marched after an officer fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minnesota.
Scott’s family said they did not receive any communication about his arrest and death until the next afternoon, when they received a text message from the medical examiner’s office. Batts said the family has not yet seen the jail video related to his death. The footage has been provided to the Texas Rangers, said a representative from the Collin County Sheriff’s Office.
Following a March 17 vigil at Towne Lake Park in McKinney, Batts and her family have stood outside the jail almost every night in hopes of calling attention to Scott’s death and to demand justice and transparency. They hand out flyers during the protests, Batts said, and post about the rallies on social media.
What started as a group of up to 40 people has since settled to about 20 consistent protesters, said Elizabeth Michel, a community activist who joined the protests soon after learning about them online. She has been there almost every day since and has addressed the McKinney City Council and the county commissioner’s court.
“My role is to support the Scott family and to amplify their voices however I can,” Michel said. “The family has asked for those eight detention officers to be arrested. I will do whatever I can to expedite that.”
Batts said speakers like herself and her family share stories about her brother and list their demands during the protests.
“Today marks 30 days since Marvin was murdered, and we still haven’t seen the tape. We still don’t know the names of these officers,” Batts said on Sunday. “[They] could be our neighbors, and we don’t know.”
For the first few nights, the protesters congregated near where inmates are brought into the jail. A week later, they arrived to find a new chain link fence surrounding their former protesting grounds, Michel said.
So they began decorating the fence with cups that spelled out Scott’s name or “Justice for Marvin,” and placing flowers and teddy bears nearby — only to see everything removed every night. Last week, the fence was moved even further from the building to keep protesters away from the staff parking lot as well.
A spokesperson told the Tribune in an email that the sheriff’s office respects the right to peacefully protest and established a zone to do so. There have been “some instances of vandalism and property destruction” though the protests have been peaceful, the spokesperson said.
In addition to physical barriers, Michel said that several sheriff’s office vehicles have circled the area and flashed the high beams of their headlights on the group. At one point, sheriff’s employees told protesters they were unlawfully assembled, she said.
“There’s a big sign on the fence that says designated protest,” Michel said. “I’m like, ‘You told us to be here, and now you’re telling us to move again.’”
“They definitely didn’t expect us to still be out there,” she added. “They expected this to die down and go away. And we’re not.”
Kamona Nelson, one of Batts’ hairstyling clients, said that while she never met Scott, she knows through his sister that he had a happy spirit. The 39-year-old said she has been protesting with the family since the first day, only missing a few nights here and there.
“I have two Black sons,” she said. “Not only am I standing for the family, but I’m standing for my kids.”
Nelson said her family moved to McKinney more than three years ago, and she said she was shocked to hear negative things about Collin County law enforcement after hearing that the city was one of the top places to live in the state.
A few years before, in 2015, McKinney police responded to a report of teenagers scaling a fence to enter a private pool party. An officer pointed a gun at the teens and detained a Black girl by throwing her to the ground and pressing his knee into her back. She was ultimately released back to her parents with no charge filed. The incident sparked national outrage and prompted additional protests on its five-year anniversary.
Nelson said that when they first moved to McKinney, three police officers stopped one of her sons, then 15, as he walked home because he happened to fit the description of someone “tall, big and Black” that they were looking for, she said, though they eventually let him go.
Nelson has brought her sons, now 15 and 17, to the protests a few times, and said the experience has been “surreal” for them — she said her boys were shocked that an incident like this could happen so close to home. Nelson said she has had a very different experience standing with her friend’s family compared to when she marched for George Floyd last summer, where she never had any interactions with police.
“It seems like there is a lot of injustice, as if we are doing something wrong,” she said of the way officers have treated protesters. “That, I don’t understand — why the family is being treated the way that they are.”
Batts said having Nelson and so many other community members stand with her family has given her family strength.
While the protests cannot bring Scott back, Batts said they will continue to protest “so this doesn’t have to be somebody else’s brother.”
Marissa Martinez and Shelby Tauber
This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune: Main Feed
Investigators found that an update to the airline’s reservation system, which had happened while flights were grounded during the first coronavirus lockdown, saw 38 passengers being allocated a child’s “standard weight” of 35kg instead of the adult estimate of 69kg.
As a result, the load sheet produced for the captain to determine inputs for take-off stated the aircraft was 1,200kg lighter than it actually was.
This led to the pilot taking off with “less thrust”.
The AAIB added: “Safe operation of the aircraft was not compromised.”
A similar problem impacted two other flights later on the same day.
Both are reported to have taken off with the wrong information on load sheets.
Despite this, no major issues were reported as a result of the inaccurate information.
Express.co.uk has followed up with the airline for additional comment.
At the time of writing, TUI is not operating flights or holidays due to ongoing travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the holiday provider has detailed plans to return to flying as soon as May 17 in accordance with Government guidelines.