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Enjoying their 25th year as a band, moe. continues to impress on a regular basis. With a deep repertoire and passionate enthusiasm from their loyal moe.ron fanbase, the jam band from Buffalo, NY have shown no sign of slowing down. In fact, quite the contrary, as their 2014 No Guts No Glory solidified their place in the live music scene.Our very own Rex Thomson, aka the Mayor of moe.down, spoke to the band’s drummer Vinnie Amico about just about everything, ranging from anniversaries to Phases of the Moon and Star Wars Halloween, to cooking Chicken Reggies and his favorite flavor of gum to chew on stage! Read on for this in-depth conversation:L4LM: Let’s start with congratulations on the big milestone! When you first joined moe., did you think you’d be part of a 25th anniversary celebration? VA: Y’know, I never even thought about it. I never thought about even getting to play music, that I would get this chance. It’s always what I wanted to do…then it all just happened like this and we just kept going. I was never really thinking, like, “Holy Shit! This is what we’re gonna do!” I just thought this is what I do. Plus…I don’t think any of us can do anything else. (Laughs)L4LM: This is a year for big anniversaries. The Grateful Dead turned fifty, and moe. turned twenty five. In those years your band has come to mean a lot to the people, but what does moe. mean to you?VA: Huh. That’s a hard question, but it’s a good one. It’s become my family as well as my career. We were always buddies…when we weren’t always buddies, we were just dudes who knew each other (Chuckles)…but we’ve become a family. We’ve grown together, big time, as people. We had all our kids together, we’ve built families together, we’ve had deaths together…it’s wild. They’re about the closest people to me in life. You’ve hung out with us, there’s a lot of ball busting, a lot of camaraderie, but I’d say we all love each other.L4LM: Do you have a sense of the impact you’ve had on so many people who’ve found joy in your music?VA: You know, I don’t really think about it much. When I’m yelling at the kids for not putting their dishes in the dishwasher, sometimes you forget…Y’know…in a way it’s your job, it’s what you do, you spend time away from your family…But then you get to a gig, five thousand people in front of ya going nuts, calling your name and saying they love you. It’s like, “Oh, right! People give a shit about us!” It’s pretty awesome to be a part of that love. I’m pretty psyched whenever I meet a fan, I thank them. If they get weirded out about meeting me, I just say “Look, I’m just a normal guy, it’s great that you care!”L4LM: After all these years, do you guys even NEED to practice anymore? Can’t you just coast on muscle memory?VA: We don’t do a lot of practicing. We’ll run some newer songs; we’re getting ready to write a bunch of stuff, which is fun because we haven’t for awhile. That’s all the practicing we need to do. We’ll run something at soundcheck if we’re busting something out we haven’t played in awhile just to make sure Rob [Derhak, bassist] remembers it…(Laughs) but other than that we don’t do a lot of rehearsal. If we’re working material for a new album we’ll rehearse, we’ll have writing sessions.If we need to come up with something like a Halloween show, we’ll spend a week putting that together, making sure that what we’re thinking about doing will fly.L4LM: You’ve chosen a “Star Wars” theme this year for Halloween, a film series near and dear to your hearts, it seems. How did it take this long for you guys to do kinda obvious choice?VA: I think it’s been getting kicked around for a couple of years, but this year was the year. There’s gonna be a new one coming out and there’s a lot of hype going on right now, so it’s probably the right time. L4LM: How excited are you for the new Star Wars film?VA: I love the movies…I’ve seen them…maybe twenty times apiece…I mean the first three I didn’t see the last three, and I’m probably the least biggest fan in the band. I will say I think we’re coming up with some cool shit to do for the show.L4LM: You guys dress up for the shows yourselves. A couple of the costume choices seem pretty obvious, but we all wanna know…who’s gonna be Slave Leia?VA: (Laughs) Rob! (Laughs)L4LM: That’s what I was calling! A lot of folks don’t realize how boring life on the road is. Do you have a favorite way to pass the time?VA: I lay on my bunk a lot… (Laughs)…I do nothing because I’m lazy. (Laughs) I’ll run, or go exercise or find something to do to keep busy, keep my strength up. I talk on the phone to my wife and kids…that’s about it. Plus the day is pretty long…you get in there at 2 o’clock, the crew has been there for hours already…we do a soundcheck, write setlists, get a quick dinner then warm up and get to play for a couple hours. It’s like an eleven or twelve hour workday, it just doesn’t start til 2 o’clock in the afternoon.L4LM: One of the biggest rewards of a long life is seeing the next generation spring up. Fans who’ve been seeing you have started families and have adult children, most of the band have children as well. Do you ever worry that you’re getting too old for this?VA: You know me well enough to know I act like an eighteen year old. Yes, I’m 46 years old…I didn’t think I’d still be acting like a teenager, but I still FEEL like a teenager so…I don’t know…when I go to certain gigs and I see all kids there…I start to feel a little old. (Laughs)L4LM: To ring out your 25th year, you’ve chosen The Palace in Albany again. You guys must like the place.VA: It’s a great place, and it’s a stronghold of our fans. As far as upstate New York goes, it’s one of the most fan and musician friendly venues. plus we know all the promoters and it’s my home town, or pretty close to it, so I love it!I’m pretty psyched myself. (Laughs) I’m close enough to drive home, though I get a designated driver.L4LM: Looking at your schedule, besides the Holiday shows, you’re one of the headliners for the upcoming Phases of the Moon Festival (more information here), and you’ll be jamming under the stars. Do you have any preference to playing outside or in?VA: Playing outside is always awesome. There’s room for more people. The sound is great…moonlight on your face, the stars are out…It’s always cool.10 Not-To-Miss Performers At Phases Of The Moon Festival… #3 is moe.L4LM: The band take turns writing setlists. How do you approach writing a festival set?VA: Everbody has a little different approach for that. I usually just do what I always do, and try to write for a flow…some people will lean more towards writting a greatest hits show but I usually try and go for the groove.I make sure there’s still enough big strong tunes in there but I just try and make something that flows from start to finish.L4LM: You have a partner in crime with your fellow guys who hits things with sticks, Jim. How has working with him keeping the beat evolved over the years?VA: It’s fun to bounce ideas off of each other. Also, over time he’s moved a little bit more away from the timbales and congas more to the melodic side with the vibes and stuff…Which I like. They’re melody instruments and it gives me a little more to play off. We have some grooves that we get into on the jams, and we definitely lift each other up.The drive…when we’re both feeling a groove…the way we drive together is kinda crazy.L4LM: You’ve started a jammy bluegrass side band, Floodwood, with one of your bandmates, Al. Do you just not see enough of him?VA: I know right? (laughs) We were interested in that sound…and there’s not a lot of bands like that up in the Northeast. We started spreading it out more, but lately we’ve pulled it back a bit, just keeping it up in the north east, which was our original idea for how it was supposed to be. With our schedules it can be too much to deal with, just trying to go out on the road on breaks from being out on the road. You don’t see your wife and kids…no good comes from that…L4LM: I’ve heard that Chuck Garvey is an excellent marksman and that you’re his favorite target when it comes to throwing guitar picks.VA: (Laughs) He gets me quite a bit. Sometimes I catch them and throw them back, but because of the lights I don’t see them until it’s too late. I’ll feel them bounce off my head or see them hit cymbals. He never really gets me in the eye or anything! (Laughs) Yet! (Laughs) I wear protective eye wear anyways (Laughs)L4LM: I asked the .rons to give me a few questions, do you mind answering a couple from the fans?VA: Go for it!L4LM: By far the most asked…You’re always blowing bubbles while you play. What is your favorite brand of gum?VA: I like the sweet mint gums, like the Trident sweet peppermint. Pretty much anything, I just need something in my mouth so I don’t chew my tongue off. L4LM: I hear you’re quite the cook. What’s your signature dish?VA: Probably Chicken Riggies, it’s a regional dish from Utica. My father was friends with the two guys who originated it so I got the recipe before it was ever a restaurant staple in the New York are. My dad started making it and we picked it up. I started cooking it when I was 16, so like thirty years ago. When I went to college, if you ask my buddies, they’ll tell you mine was best.That being said, anything Italian, if you cook at all you know, if you know how to make a base you klnow how to cook like twenty dishes right off the bat. You kinda know how much wine to add, how much chicken broth, how much cream…L4LM: When you’re home, how much of the cooking do you do?VA: ALL OF IT! (Laughs)L4LM: Earlier you said you didn’t think you had any other skills, but it sounds like you’ve got that going for you!VA: I never worked in a kitchen before…I don’t know if I wouldn’t end up in the weeds. Man, you get on the line in a good restaurant and dude, the hustle. Lotta pressure. I like my job! (laughs)L4LM: Are you aware that there is a moe. fan group dedicated to their cats?VA: I had no idea. (Laughs)L4LM: Are you a cat person?VA: I’m a cat freak. My wife and I are cat people, we have three right now, it goes from three to five. We talk to them all the time. They jump all over us…never seen anybody’s cats like ours they have to be on us at all times. Next time I see you I’ll show you like a thousand pictures of my cats! (laughs)L4LM: When you’re not on the road, do you go see shows, or are you ready for a break?VA: Sometimes, but it depends. If it’s a really good band that I really want to see then yes, and if it’s friends of mine coming in I go, but I do a lot of side gigs. I’d just as soon be playing. L4LM: Favorite mayor of moe.down?VA: I’m gonna say Hodge, he’s my buddy! (Laughs) Oh wait, you know who my favorite mayor was? Bob Weir.(As a joke, Vinnie nominated Bob Weir for the annual “mayor of moe.down” election, torpedoing Rex’s campaign. He seemed to think it was funny…)L4LM: Yeah…he was great. I bet you like him best ’cause you nominated him…VA: (Laughs) Yeah, was that your first or second year running that I totally screwed you? Sorry! I love you too Rex. I can say you too because you tried the hardest, I’ve talked to you the most…L4LM: Anything you’d like to say to the moe.rons who’ve followed you around the country and across the decades?VA: I think we all really appreciate that we’ve gotten to have this career and I hope we never disappoint. I hope we can continue to please them, and make good music that we can be proud of.L4LM: Thanks for talking with us, and for all you do!VA: No problem! See you soon.Don’t miss moe. on the road this fall, as the band has a number of tour dates and festival appearances scheduled to celebrate the remainder of their 25th anniversary in 2015! The group will also be headlining the Phases of the Moon Festival, alongside STS9, The Disco Biscuits, Warren Haynes, the Lunar Landing Conspiracy ft. Matt Butler, and Yonder Mountain String Band. Check out the full lineup here!
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Dlamini-Zuma’s New Year’s message lists African achievements Jacob Zuma’s son acquitted of homicide charges JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA JANUARY 24: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Former president Jacob Zuma supports his son Duduzane at the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court, where he is facing charges of fraud and corruption on January 24, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma were withdrwan to allow a key witness to finish giving testimony at the Zondo inquiry into state capture. (Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla) FILE: Duduzane Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma during his appearance at the Randburg Magistrates Court, (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Alon Skuy)Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son on Monday concluded his first appearance at the Zondo Commission where he refuted allegations against him.Duduzane Zuma, 35, told the state capture inquiry that the Gupta brothers were not part of a meeting in which former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas was allegedly offered a bribe of 600 million rands (about 39.7 million U.S. dollars) to become the finance minister.“From my side, I have stated that there was a meeting,” said Duduzane. “Were they (Gupta brothers) part of the meeting? I said that none of them were part of the meeting.”In August last year, Jonas revealed to the commission that he met with Duduzane at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank on Oct. 23, 2015, and their meeting was later moved to the Gupta home in Saxonworld, a suburb of Johannesburg, where the bribe and a cabinet post were offered.While a statement issued on behalf of the Gupta family said the meeting never took place at all, Duduzane said it did occur, but disputed the bribery allegations.“For statement, the statement was issued on behalf of the Gupta family, I was not part of that (bribery),” said Duduzane, adding that the meeting was to resolve some rumors.The Gupta family is a wealthy Indian-born family with business interests in South Africa. They have long been implicated in a series of political corruption scandals and illegal dealings.The state capture inquiry is investigating allegations of corruption and fraud in the public sector. Duduzane is expected to wrap up his evidence at the commission on Tuesday.Related President Jacob Zuma’s brother requests him to resign
Glorious night for Equestrian Sport as Irish Show Jumping Team named RTE Sport Awards “Team Of The Year” 17 December 2017, 01:14 Home » General » Glorious night for Equestrian Sport as Irish Show Jumping Team named RTE Sport Awards “Team Of The Year” The Irish Show Jumping team have beaten off competition from the best teams in Ireland to be crowned 2017 RTE Sport Awards “Team Of The Year” during a show broadcast live on RTE TV last night (Saturday).Cian O’Connor accepts the RTE Sport Awards ‘Team of the Year’ trophy from Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, TD, and RTE Sports presenter Joanne CantwellIreland’s Show jumpers, who won Team Gold at the European European Championships in Gothenburg back in August for the first time in 16 years, were among seven teams who were nominated, with the winner decided by public vote. The All-Ireland winning Galway Hurling and Dublin Football teams, Cork City FC, Dublin Ladies Footballers, Cork Camogie and Irish Rowing duo Mark O’Donovan & Shane O’Driscoll, were among the nominees, however the public decided that our Equestrian stars were The Team of 2017.Rodrigo Pessoa’s squad of Mark McAuley, Bertram Allen, Shane Sweetnam, Denis Lynch, and Cian O’Connor, came out on top on a thrilling night in Gothenburg, with three clear rounds on the final night clinching the gold medal.(l-r) Taylor Vard, Gerry Mullins, Cian O’Connor, Ronan Murphy (HSI CEO) and Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy pictured at the RTE Sport Awards where the Irish Show Jumping team were named “Team of the Year”Cian O’Connor who made a dash from Olympia Horse Show in London where he was competing to attend the RTE Awards, was asked by RTE’s Joanne Cantwell if this Team of the Year Award win was expected:“No not at all, it’s a big surprise and i’m delighted to accept the award on behalf of the lads,” he said. It’s incredible, a lot of the lads are based abroad and when they come home to Ireland they know they have a lot of support here. Everyone has put in so much work behind the scenes to make it happen – the first time in 16 years that Ireland has won a team Gold Medal at the European Championships. We are obviously thrilled, we have a big year next year we have the World Championships which is a qualifier for the Tokyo and this is certainly a great boost.”Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy was keen to thank everyone who voted:“I want to congratulate Rodrigo Pessoa and the team on a fantastic achievement in winning the RTE Team of the Year Award. It is a fitting accolade following what was a fantastic year for Irish Show Jumping and I want to thank our sponsors, owners, grooms and the HSI High Performance Committee. This year has given us a great platform as we work towards the 2018 World Equestrian Games and Toyko 2020. I want to pay tribute to our HSI Press Office. We are one of the only National Federations to have a 24/7 press office and they did a fantastic job raising awareness of these awards through our social media on Team Ireland Equestrian. Most importantly I want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for our team and help us win this award. It is great to see this level of engagement from the Irish public with Equestrian Sport and helps to increase participation and future development of The Sport Horse Industry.”The RTE Sportsperson of the year award went to Irish soccer player James McClean. Racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien was named Manager of the Year following his record-breaking 2017. The Young Sportsperson of the Year Award went to swimmer Mona McSharry, while former World Champion Snooker player Ken Doherty was inducted into the Hall of Fame.The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish.Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian Tags:
When Google announced Android Oreo Go Edition last year, the company imagined a new wave of low-cost smartphones that were actually good, up-to-date and secure, and would provide enough for feature phone users to make the jump to smartphones. India has been one of the key markets for the Android Go initiative and Google hopes to attract the “next billion users” through this. The Nokia 1 is among the first set of phones to kick start the Android Go program in the country and the phone has been available for several weeks now, priced at Rs 5,499.HMD has tied up with Reliance Jio to offer a cashback of Rs 2,000 to users, effectively bringing the price down to Rs 3,499. The only problem with this is that not everyone can make use of the effective pricing scheme, which means a large number of people who do not use Jio will have to buy it at Rs 5,499. And that’s a problem right there because at this pricing the Nokia 1 falls among the Redmi 5A and 10.or D. Before we dive into the review, here’s a little bit on Android Go.Android Oreo Go Edition is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is specifically designed for entry-level smartphones that come with 1GB of RAM or lower. The software comes with its own set of core Google apps such as Google Go, YouTube Go and Gmail Go, to name a few, that are stripped down to work efficiently on phones with low memory and storage space. The idea behind this is to offer good low-end smartphones for first time users and those looking to give up their feature phones. I used the Nokia 1 as my secondary device for well over a week and not as a primary phone for reasons you will find out in my review below.advertisementNokia 1 design Usually, entry-level phones aren’t meant to woo consumers on design. They simply need to come with a functional design and capable hardware. So don’t expect the Nokia 1 to wow you out-of-the-box. HMD Global’s entry-level offering comes with a compact pebble-shaped form factor with a polycarbonate body. The rear panel is removable although there’s no slit provided to easily snap the cover off. HMD is offering Xpress-On covers in a variety of colours to appeal to your mood, and I do feel you will need a few in handy as the rear panel gets scruffed quite easily and we noticed scratches within a few days of use. The handset is small and comfortable to hold thanks to its rounded corners and there’s a very “Nokia” feel to it. You also know that the phone will handle the occasional drops so it’s quite well built like that. The handset has white plastic accents around the edges of the front and around the rear camera. The volume controls and power button on the right side are also in white. There’s a small speaker on the bottom right corner on the rear and the pill-shaped camera is centered on the top. Under the rear panel, you’ll find a removable battery pack under which you’ll find two slots for SIM cards with 4G VoLTE support and another slot for the microSD card. A micro-USB port can be found on the bottom while a headphone jack can be spotted up top. Overall, the handset is nicely compact and lightweight and it does look a bit more colourful than most entry-level phones in the market right now. If nothing else, the Nokia 1 will remind you of a simpler time when smartphone were absolutely simple and basic.Nokia 1 displayThe Nokia 1 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854) display which is pretty average. The Nokia 1 does not have an HD quality display and colours don’t look too great and the resolution itself is pretty poor. You will find instances where the display takes a little time to come into focus when opening an app. Brightness levels aren’t great, so you will have some trouble reading the display under sunlight while indoor visibility is just fine. Viewing angles, however, are pretty good. The Nokia 1 is also not a great device to consume media, so I would limit myself to watching the occasional YouTube videos or playing some 32-bit games like Crossy Road. Videos and games don’t look sharp or detailed and the tiny speaker on the back does little to help with the overall experience.Nokia 1 software and performanceSoftware is perhaps the most important aspect about the Nokia 1. Android Go phones are expected to provide a smooth and optimised performance otherwise there’s really no point in all the excitement. Android Oreo Go Edition provides the latest Android 8.1 Oreo software, albeit stripped down, on the Nokia 1. This is free of any bloatware or skin on top which means you’ll get a lot more space to work with. The general UI is easy to get around and the app icons are uniformly rounded.advertisementLet’s talk about the Android Go software a bit because that’s perhaps the biggest USP of the device. On the face of it, the software looks no different than your traditional stock Android OS. But look a little deeper and you’ll find that most of the pre-loaded apps are lightweight versions of their originals. The Play Store highlights certain apps right at the top that are optimised for Android Go. Most of the core Google apps come in Go versions which are just a few MBs in size and don’t take a lot of memory. You have apps like Google Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go, Assistant Go and Maps Go as some of the preloaded apps. Interestingly, there’s a normal YouTube app as well that cannot be uninstalled, which I find quite unnecessary since there’s already a Go version for it. These Go apps offer a basic, no-frills UI, making it simple and easy to browse. YouTube Go, for example, lets you search for videos, but there’s no comment section. Similarly, the Google Go app will let you search, but won’t offer up cards like trending news and reminders. And Maps Go will give you your location, but won’t offer turn-by-turn navigation. While I expected these apps to work smoothly, I was disappointed to see lags and stutters abound especially after running a few apps in the background. The Nokia 1 is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which is the absolute basic hardware one expects from an entry-level phone. However, when compared to the Redmi 5A or 10.or D, the Nokia 1 looks mighty weak, and this is why I reiterate that HMD got the pricing wrong here. What is great to see is that you can choose to turn the microSD card into an internal storage which means you will be able to move apps to the SD card and this basically turns your 8GB into a 128GB of storage.In my time with the phone, I found that opening and closing apps were generally fast with not a lot of stuttering. However, when it comes to browsing sites or apps, even the Go versions of the apps, the Nokia 1 lags quite a bit. Meanwhile, some apps like Maps Go just failed to detect my location and overall I got a feeling that the software just wasn’t ready. It’s a very disappointing phone in terms of performance, which tells me that things aren’t as optimised as I had hoped. It’s not all bad though. Some apps like Google Go and Gmail Go work pretty well and deliver what they promise – a simple user interface to help you get by.advertisementNokia 1 cameraMuch like the design, the Nokia 1 is not meant to impress you with its cameras as well. At this price, the cameras should just be functional. They should be able to deliver decent photos that can and should be seen on the phone. The Nokia gets a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2-megapixel front. Just by reading this, you will know that the phone is not going to give you great photos, but you’ll find them just alright. It is also urged that you see the pictures on the phone and not on a bigger screen because you’ll probably not like what you see.IMAGE SAMPLESThe Nokia 1 offers a standard entry-level camera configuration. The rear camera handles outdoor light well to some extent, but the shutter speed is slow so you will need to hold your hand still for a couple of seconds after taking a snap or risk capturing hazy pictures. Colours look more natural than most entry-level phones but they won’t really pop or bring a lot of detail.Meanwhile, the front camera is largely disappointing. The 2-megapixel front on the Nokia 1 uses a bit of software to touch up a selfie which comes out quite unnatural. Under bright light, selfies will look overprossed, while indoors and under poor lighting photos will look soft, dull and quite noisy.Nokia 1 batteryAfter reviewing the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 1, one thing is clear – HMD has managed to impress when it comes to battery life. The Nokia 1 with its 2,150mAh battery easily lasted me for a good day and a half, but that’s also because I wasn’t using it as my primary device. As your only phone, the Nokia 1 will last you a full day and that’s largely because of the software optimization and good standby time. On an average, you should get a good 6 hours of screen on time, which is pretty decent. Now, once the battery drains completely, it will take around 3 hours to juice it up to 100 per cent and that will really test your patience in today’s day and age. Without fast charging support, the Nokia 1 charges at a snail’s pace so you will have to leave it charging overnight if you want to use it the next day.Should you buy the Nokia 1When Google announced Android Oreo (Go edition), I was genuinely interested to see how this new software experience that has been tailor-made for entry-level phones will help improve the overall experience and impressions of a basic smartphone. I really wanted to see some significant improvement to performance over past entry-level phones. Sadly, there’s not much the Android Go on the Nokia 1 brings to the table apart from a version of Android 8.1 Oreo and timely security updates. Android Go is promising and I do want to see it improve in the future, but as of now it just isn’t there yet.The Nokia 1 just doesn’t offer a lot for its asking price. And pricing is perhaps my biggest issue with the phone. As an Android Go device, we hoped that HMD would price it well under Rs 5,000, like the Lava Z50. But at Rs 5,499, the company is playing with fire because at this price, the Nokia 1 will compete against phones like Redmi 5A and 10.or D, both of which offer a lot more on paper and in real-world usage. The Nokia 1 stands nowhere close, and while it does promise timely Android updates, that’s probably not enough to attract the highly-competitive budget market.From a psychological perspective, the Lava Z50 is priced a lot better at Rs 4,400 (MOP), making it more affordable than the Nokia 1. But neither of them offer a great experience or fully realise what an Android Go phone can be and manufactures will need to iron out these issues and offer a better experience at a lower price point in the future for the program to really prove successful. I do hope that HMD takes another crack at an Android Go phone and prices the next one cheaper, although it might have some trouble naming the phone. Nokia 0.5 perhaps?Nokia 1 review 6.5/10Good stuffWell builtCompact form factorgood battery lifeBad stuffLaggy performancePoor displayDisappointing cameras
The members of Radiohead say they are “appalled” that charges stemming from a fatal concert stage collapse in Toronto in 2012 were stayed.On Tuesday, a judge ruled the justice system had failed by allowing the case to take far too long to come to trial.In a statement, the band said the decision “offers no consolation, closure or assurance that this kind of accident will not happen again.”They added it was “an insult to the memory of Scott Johnson, his parents and our crew.”Johnson, a 33-year-old British drum technician, was killed on June 16, 2012, a few hours before Radiohead was set to take the stage at Downsview Park. Three others were injured.A year later, entertainment company Live Nation, engineer Domenic Cugliari and contractor Optex Staging were charged with a total of 13 offences under provincial health and safety laws.The subsequent trial was derailed when the presiding judge, Shaun Nakatsuru, declared he had lost jurisdiction given his appointment to a higher court. That decision led to a senior justice declaring a mistrial in May, and a new hearing was set to begin Monday.But Ontario court Judge Ann Nelson noted the Supreme Court of Canada has set a presumptive ceiling of 18 months for proceedings in provincial courts, and this case — which would have taken a total of almost five years to complete if it had gone to a second trial — would have lasted three times longer than that limit.The judge acknowledged her ruling would have a “negative impact” on the victims of the stage collapse, especially on Johnson’s family.“No doubt, this decision will be incomprehensible to Mr. Johnson’s family, who can justifiably complain that justice has not been done,” Nelson said.