A contrite Chad Ochocinco apologized for showing disrespect when he slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week, and the judge released him from jail after only a week instead of 30 days.Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh accepted the former NFL star’s apology and cut his 30-day jail term for a probation violation to the seven days he has already served since the rear-swatting incident.Johnson, a flamboyant wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, said in court that he’d had time to think about why his flippant attitude was wrong — especially in a domestic violence case.“I just wanted to apologize for disrespecting the court last time,” said Johnson, wearing a tan jail jumpsuit with his hands shackled at the waist. “I apologize. I did have time to reflect on the mistakes I made in this courtroom.”Johnson walked out of jail shortly after 4 p.m. and was met by his attorney, Adam Swickle, and sports agent Drew Rosenhaus. Johnson told reporters he was thankful to McHugh because she was the first person to get him to slow down and think about the path his life was taking.“No one has been able to do it, not even my parents,” he said. “I thank her. Everything she did was justified.”Asked if he hoped to latch on with an NFL team, Johnson said, “I just have to say my next move, my best move.”McHugh noted that in a previous hearing, Johnson had put his arm around a female prosecutor’s shoulders, prompting the prosecutor to tell him twice not to touch her. The judge also pointed out that when Johnson head-butted his then-wife, Evelyn Lozada of the reality TV show “Basketball Wives,” she suffered a 3-inch gash on her head that required eight stitches. The judge called those injuries horrific.McHugh also said Johnson failed to appreciate “the gift of probation” after pleading no contest to battery in the altercation last August with Lozada, which prompted her to quickly file for divorce. Johnson, 35, was in court because he had failed to meet with his probation officer for three consecutive months.“I find that’s an arrogant disregard for a court order,” the judge said.McHugh ordered Johnson to perform 25 hours of community service and attend domestic violence counseling sessions twice a week during probation, and she extended his probation an extra three months through mid-October.Swickle, the attorney who had his backside slapped, said Johnson will fully comply with all probation conditions and hopes to resurrect his NFL career. The six-time Pro Bowler was cut by the Miami Dolphins after his arrest for battery; he played most of his 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals followed by one year with the New England Patriots.“He understands that this is the kind of situation that can derail a person’s career,” Swickle said. “We’re very confident he will do what he should do.”Terrell Owens visited Johnson in jail on Saturday and tweeted that his former teammate was in “good spirits.”“I really didn’t know what to expect but to see the homie locked up is a very humbling experience, to talk to him via vid conference let me know that’s not where anyone wants to be,” Owens wrote. “I know he’s only in the county jail but to someone that has never been locked up…Jail is jail!”
The A6400 Sony When Sony announced the A6500 APS-C mirrorless in 2016, I took it as the successor to the A6300, despite the fact that that camera had only launched about six months earlier. Why? Because the A6300 lacked one incredibly important feature — in-body image stabilization — and I figured Sony was moving quickly to rectify that. But it turns out the new A6400 is the update for the A6300, packing what sounds like high-performance autofocus (AF) and improved photo and video quality, but in pretty much the same old body, lacking in-body image stabilization and using the (deservedly) much-maligned short-lived battery.It’s slated to ship in February at $900 for the body, in a kit with a 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 lens for $1,000 or in a kit with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 lens for $1,300. The new hybrid autofocus system has the same 425 phase-detection points as the A6300, but bumps the contrast-detection areas from 169 to 425. That’s important, because contrast AF is what the A6400 (like most other cameras) uses for subject tracking. In addition, Sony threw in some AI to help with object recognition, and now the company claims it handles real-time eye tracking and has improved object recogition and faster AF subject lock. Win-win-win. Animal eye tracking will come in a future firmware update. Share your voice Crutchfield Sony’s new portable wireless speakers at CES 2019 Amazon $1,148 Mentioned Above Sony a6300 (with 18-135mm lens, black) 50 Photos The first Sony 8K TVs are really, really big at CES 2019 See it Best Buy Comment Now playing: Watch this: Review • Sony A6300 review: The A6300’s best-in-class images marred by annoying operation 1 $1,148 $1,149 See It $1,148 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sony A6300 1:49 Cameras See It See It Tags An update to the latest image processor also boosts the features and image quality — it usually does — offering a higher maximum native sensitivity of ISO 32000 (both movie and still), an HLG Picture Profile for shooting HDR video, a 1080/120fps slo-mo speed and (finally!) an intervalometer for time-lapse.Sony also managed to upgrade the LCD, using a vertical flip-up touch screen this time. And unusually for a nonprofessional camera, the company now says its shutter life is rated for 200,000 cycles.Otherwise, the specs are similar, from the 11fps maximum continuous-shooting rate (with AE/AF) to its 24.2-megapixel resolution.It feels petty to complain, since you’ll still be getting a whole lot of camera for the money. But the lack of in-body IS, which was barely understandable three years ago, is doubly disappointing today, especially given the focus on shooting action and the camera’s prosumer orientation; OIS lenses are bulkier and more expensive than those without. As is sticking with the 360-shot NP-FW50 battery rather than giving us an improved, more efficient Z series like what debuted with the A9.The A9, by the way, is getting a big firmware update to support the new eye-tracking capabilities and more, starting in March; the A7 III and A7R III will be getting it in April.The A6500 is due for an update — likely the rumored A7000 — and you can bet it will get all the autofocus and image processor improvements and more, so the A6500’s price will probably drop from its current $1,200 level. At which point the decision of which to buy will get kind of confusing.Correction, 6:03 p.m. ET: Corrects animal eye-tracking availability. Sony
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday announced the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), an innovation promotion platform in the NITI Aayog, with an initial fund of Rs.150 crore for research and development.”The platform will also promote a network of world-class innovation hubs… Initially, a sum of Rs.150 crore will be earmarked for this purpose,” Jaitley said while presenting India’s national budget for the next fiscal.Named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, AIM will be an innovation promotion platform involving academics, entrepreneurs and researchers.It would draw upon national and international experiences to foster a culture of innovation, research and development and scientific research in India, Jaitley said in his speech.
Share A small plane crashed earlier on Tuesday in the Huntsville area leaving one person dead, according to Sergeant Erik Burse of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Eye-witnesses recalled the plane flying unusually low before it collided with trees lining the country road at 10:38 AM, noted Sgt. Burse. The plane, which was a Cessna 421 C Twin, then caught fire and landed upside down in a pond. The deceased was identified as the owner and pilot of the plane, according to DPS, around 3:50 PM. HUNTSVILLE PLANE CRASHDPS is on the scene of a plane crash in Walker County off FM 980. Just after 10am witnesses… https://t.co/y1TrvrK9Hy— MCPR (@scottjengle) April 25, 2017 The crash site created problems for Fire and Rescue responders who weren’t able to access the wreckage until the flames subsided. It is currently unknown if there were any other passengers on the plane. Sgt. Burse says the plane flew out of Conroe Airport and the cause of the crash is still being investigated by the FAA. 042517 HUNTSVILLE PLANE CRASH: https://t.co/GNa6Yo50H0 via @YouTube— MCPR (@scottjengle) April 25, 2017