2 Mar

Pretty Lights Performs Secret Set In The Streets Of New Orleans [Video]

first_imgLast week, Pretty Lights stunned fans with his announcement of a new direction, emphasizing more live band work with a new song called “Only Yesterday” featuring members of Lettuce, Break Science and more. Naturally, what does one do when they want a heavy dose of live music? Visit New Orleans, of course.That’s where Pretty Lights and the Analog Future Band found themselves last night, as they headlined the BUKU Music & Arts Festival. Not only did PL headline with the band, but he was scheduled to perform at the Joy Theater for a late night party featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Horns.An additional secret after party took place on the streets of NOLA, as Pretty Lights shared the above photo with the caption “PLay a secret set in NOLA .” Fans could not have been happier to witness this intimate, late-night dance party.Check out some fan-shot footage of the secret set, courtesy of Cy Desormeaux on YouTube:The fans couldn’t have been happier.I just witnessed a secret pretty lights set in New Orleans and just met datsik. my life cannot be better.— Gaby Hidalgo (@gabyhidalg0) March 13, 2016Some enamored reactions from around the web:3 @PrettyLights sets in one night…and one of them under a bridge in New Orleans. Wow. Thank you Buku. pic.twitter.com/MjY8iZ40v7— Pal-Jacik (@Blaking_Bad) March 13, 2016 This is how close I was to @PrettyLights last night at the secret set. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/yTX8QVByGV— Nas Kabbani (@anaskabbani10) March 13, 2016Keep on rocking it, PL Fam.last_img read more

27 Sep

Accused’s right to silence questioned

first_imgStuff.co.nz 26 July 2012 A coroner’s decision implicating Chris Kahui in the deaths of his twin babies has reignited debate over a defendant’s right to silence in court. The coroner’s findings have sparked calls for a review of a defendant’s right to silence in criminal trials. Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar said that, had Mr Kahui been forced to take the stand at his trial, the jury may well have convicted him. “It certainly appears that way from what we’re reading now – the differences in the statements which would have been exposed on the stand. “It’s about justice. From a victim’s perspective, they honestly and genuinely believe they will get justice out of the system. But that’s happening less and less. Chief coroner Neil MacLean said that, unlike the adversarial criminal court process, the inquisitorial coronial process could compel key people to give evidence in order to establish the truth. “The reality here is the reason why Chris Kahui, A, was willing to give evidence, and B, could actually be made to give evidence, was because he could never be charged again.” The fact that Mr Evans’ findings directly contradicted Mr Kahui’s High Court acquittal raised “an interesting academic debate” about whether a defendant should be able to be retried, or compelled to take the stand. In the French system, magistrates could force people to give evidence “and draw adverse inferences” if they did not, Judge MacLean said. The right to silence is a historic safety measure to protect defendants from being compelled to provide answers through torture. It has evolved over centuries from English common law. Auckland University law professor Bill Hodge said it was time for a national debate over the modern application of the right. “It’s not a question of simply doing away with it, but it could be a question of saying: ‘No, it needs to be re-examined in modern conditions’. Justice Minister Judith Collins said there were no plans to change a defendant’s longstanding right to silence. “Making someone take the stand does not mean they will suddenly ‘crack’ under cross-examination and confess to the crime – people may not always tell the truth on the stand.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7349687/Accuseds-right-to-silence-questionedlast_img read more

28 Aug

Referee banned for six months for misconduct

first_imgReferee Isaac Antwi has been banned six (6) months by the Disciplinary Committee of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association for misconduct and deliberate disregard of the Laws of the Game.The referee was charged for both offences in respect of his handling of a Division Two league game between Dreams FC and Vision FC played on April 14, 2013.Case: Referee Isaac Antwi was charged with misconduct for a breach of Articles 35(7) of the GFA Regulations. It was alleged that referee Isaac Antwi allowed a penalty to be played into an empty goal without a goal keeper in the post without reference to the Laws of the Game. It is further alleged that Referee Isaac Antwi’s breach of Articles 35(7) of the GFA Regulations included a deliberate disregard of the Laws of the Game concerning the said match resulting in putting the game into disrepute.DecisionIn accordance with the punishments set out under Article 39 of the GFA Regulations, the seriousness of the offence and the plea for mitigation, the Committee decides as follows:1. That Referee Isaac Antwi is hereby banned from officiating in any football match in Ghana organized and/or sanctioned by the Ghana Football Association or any of its affiliate bodies such as the Greater Accra Regional Football Associations for a period of twelve (12) months, six (6) months of which is hereby suspended on his plea for mitigation. 2. That the six (6) months ban takes effect from the 1st day of July 2013 to the 31st day of December, 2013.3. That Referee Isaac Antwi is hereby cautioned to be of good behaviour during the one year period from 1st day of July 2013 to the 30th day of June, 2014.4. That failure on the part of Referee Isaac Antwi to obey any of the Ruling (3) above, he shall automatically be banned from officiating any football match organized and/or sanctioned by the Ghana Football Association or any of its affiliates bodies for a further period six (6) months in addition to any new punishment that may be impose in relation to the new offence/misconduct.last_img read more