Rap mogul Suge Knight will serve 28 years behind bars after pleading no contest to manslaughter as part of a plea deal. Suge, co-founder of influential hip-hop label Death Row Records, entered the plea ahead of his scheduled trial on murder charges stemming from accusations that he mowed down two men with his pickup truck on January 29, 2015, following a heated argument on the set of Straight Outta Compton. Suge, who was out on bail in a robbery case at the time, fled the scene but was later arrested. On Thursday, the Death Row Records boss appeared in court to enter the plea wearing an orange jail jumpsuit. Sporting a greying beard and dark-rimmed glasses, he said little during proceedings. But at one point when asked by the judge if he understood his plea could lead to deportation were he not a US citizen, he joked: "Is ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) gonna come and get me?" He has long been known as much for his run-ins with the law and brushes with violence and as for … [Read more...] about Suge Knight to serve 28 years behind bars after striking plea deal in fatal hit-and-run
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Former Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones has spoken out about the moment she was fat-shamed on the front cover of an Australian newspaper. Speaking at the Nutra-Life luncheon in Sydney on Tuesday, the retired swimmer revealed how her physique was targeted just before the London Games in 2012. At the time, the Herald Sun suggested the then-26-year-old was out of shape and questioned whether she could fit into her swimsuit as well as she did four years earlier at the Beijing Olympics. The newspaper also included a poll asking readers if she was fit enough to compete. Former Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones has spoken out about the moment she was fat-shamed on the front cover of an Australian newspaper the Herald Sun (pictured in Sydney) In 2012, the Australian newspaper suggested the then-26-year-old was out of shape to compete at the London Games (pictured during a training session in 2012) 'I [was] called fat on the front page of a newspaper,' the now-32-year-old … [Read more...] about ‘It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with’: Former Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones, 32, recalls the moment she was fat-shamed on the front page of a newspaper
Key questions about general election results, and how the BBC reports them, answered.How does a party win?By winning more seats in the House of Commons than all the other parties put together. If a party does that, it has what is known as a majority. There are 650 seats available, which means 326 seats are needed to win an overall majority.However, an effective majority could be smaller as Sinn Fein, which won seven seats in Northern Ireland in 2017, traditionally refuses to swear allegiance to the Queen and, as a consequence, is not entitled to vote. So in 2017, 650 minus Sinn Fein's seven would be 643 voting MPs, and 322 would have been enough to command a majority. But obviously that figure changes depending on how many non-voting MPs there are.What is a constituency?Also called a seat, in a general election, this is where the political battles are fought. Voters in each constituency choose just one MP. Interactive content: Upgrade your browser for the full experience. … [Read more...] about General election 2019: How the BBC calculates and reports results
A TODDLER died of sepsis days before his second birthday after doctors told his worried parents: "We know what we're doing", an inquest heard today. Jack Sands was due to be discharged from hospital after having surgery on his skull but his condition worsened and he developed a rash. An inquest heard his parents Gemma and John warned doctors after researching the symptoms of sepsis online but were told: "We're the professionals. We know what we're doing." But the 23-month-old, from Goole, East Yorks, tragically passed away on July 17 last year - just days after the surgery at Leeds General Infirmary. Brain surgeon Paul Chumas told the inquest: "I hope one of the lessons learned is that we should listen to parents because they are the specialists in the care of their children." TRAGIC DEATH The hearing was told Jack had been admitted to hospital for the surgery for craniosynostosis, which causes problems with skull growth.But Jack developed diarrhoea and sickness on July 12 and was … [Read more...] about Boy, 1, died days after doctors ‘ignored’ sepsis signs and told parents ‘we’re the professionals’
BORIS Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have been fighting for every vote as the fear of a hung parliament looms. Here's what you need to know. What is a minority government? The House of Commons has 650 constituencies and a party must secure 326 MPs to create a majority government. If one party has more than half of Parliament, they can pass whatever laws they want without the assistance of any other party — if their backbenchers don't rebel. A minority government is usually run by the party with the most seats, but they are not guaranteed to win votes alone because they still have less than half the total number of MPs. When was the last time there was a minority government? Theresa May's election gamble lost her the majority in 2017, so she formed a minority government with the help of the Democratic Unionist Party,Her Conservative party had 318 seats leaving them eight short of an overall majority, while the Northern Irish party has 10 seats. Speaking outside No.10, Prime Minister … [Read more...] about What is a minority government and how does it work?