Japan Display CEO hints at strong Apple orders ahead of new iPhone launch

By Ritsuko Ando and Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Display Inc Chief Executive Mitsuru Homma on Thursday said the screen maker’s “biggest client”, widely understood to refer to Apple Inc, is increasing orders ahead of the expected launch of a new iPhone this month. Homma said weakness in China’s smartphone market, the world’s biggest, amid that country’s broader economic slowdown did not appear to be affecting Apple’s display orders. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook last week reassured shareholders about the strength of the Chinese market for iPhones after a slump in China’s stock market and the devaluation of the yuan rattled investors.

Completely paralyzed man voluntarily steps out in robotic exoskeleton

UCLA researchers claim to have provided the means for a person with chronic, complete paralysis enough voluntary control to actively walk with a robotic exoskeleton.

Working with a team of UCLA scientists, a man with protracted and complete paralysis has recovered sufficient voluntary control to take charge of a bionic exoskeleton and take many thousands of steps. Using a non-invasive spinal stimulation system that requires no surgery, this is claimed to be the first time that a person with such a comprehensive disability has been able to actively and voluntarily walk with such a device.

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PNG police in talks with Australia to return Manus guards accused of rape

Three Wilson guards were flown out of PNG hours after the alleged rape of a Transfield employee inside the Australian-run detention centre

Australian and Papua New Guinean police are in talks about returning three Wilson Security guards who are accused of raping a PNG Transfield employee to Manus Island for police questioning.

The three men were flown off the island and out of the country in the hours after the alleged incident inside the Australian-run asylum seeker detention centre in mid-July.

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PNG police in talks with Australia to return Manus guards accused of rape

Three Wilson guards were flown out of PNG hours after the alleged rape of a Transfield employee inside the Australian-run detention centre

Australian and Papua New Guinean police are in talks about returning three Wilson Security guards who are accused of raping a PNG Transfield employee to Manus Island for police questioning.

The three men were flown off the island and out of the country in the hours after the alleged incident inside the Australian-run asylum seeker detention centre in mid-July.

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Washington Just Sinks Lower and Lower, with No End in Sight

You think things with the football team in Washington can go no lower. They just can’t. No way in hell.

Then the bar goes lower. You stand there, mouth agape. And then even lower. You stand there, mouth on the floor, holding back the urge to scream like you’ve seen a ghostly spirit. Lower, putting on its wading boots, walking through the muck and slop and the broken dreams, cutting like glass. You say: Can’t go lower than that.     

Then the team goes so low, it goes subterranean.

There was the time the team sued a 72-year-old grandma over tickets. Damn. Sued Grammy. Over some freaking tickets. Can’t go lower than that.

There was when Dan Snyder became one of the first to charge fans for the privilege of attending training camp. If not the first. Ten bucks to get in. Ten bucks to park. Lower.

There’s of course the constant descent of defending that horribly racist nickname. No, no. Lower.

There’s firing Marty Schottenheimer despite an 8-3 record in his last 11 games. Why? Because it is Washington, and Washington goes low.

Many in the media believe a team official has been used to attack reporters gutlessly and anonymously on message boards. No way the team can go lower than that, right?

Then it does. The team once sold beer in the bathrooms of FedEx Field. Nothing unsanitary about that. The bar is now an inch off the floor, and the team goes lower. The franchise once sued a newspaper for this excellent, truthful article, which lists a lot of the horrendously stupid acts the team has done. It was a remarkable piece of bullying.

The team once banned signs because they were critical of Snyder and a former general manager. That is, until it allowed a sponsor, GEICO, to have its signs in the stadium.

We’re below the surface of the Earth now, we’re so low. There were the insane free-agent pickups, like Jeff George and a decrepit Deion Sanders and Bruce Smith, who by the time he signed in Washington had knees made of aluminum foil. For years and years and years, those busts defined the Dan Snyder era. No way it gets lower than that, then, we creep below the mantle.

Once, in 2005, the team said the only credit card it would take for season tickets was the team’s MasterCard. The team revoked the policy once ticket holders went ballistic.

And lower. Snyder was involved with cutting down federally protected trees so he could have a better view of the Potomac River from his backyard.

And of course, there’s the losing and losing and losing.

Then along came Robert Griffin III, a savior, a ray of hope. So the team ran him until his knee turned to dust. Several years after becoming the face of the franchise, he’s third string, behind two dudes who will be playing in Saskatchewan not long from now.

Those moments are the culmination of low.

But nothing, not even all of that, embodies how low this franchise has sunk like what happened on Wednesday night.

The site Black Sports Online found a series of ugly, distasteful, unfounded tweets about an ESPN reporter tweeted by Jessica McCloughan, the wife of Washington general manager Scot McCloughan. Her accusations—and you can read them elsewhere, but they won’t be reprinted here—were tremendously ugly and petty.

Initially, this could have been written off as something separate from the team’s previous lows. After all, the rantings of a GM’s wife aren’t the fault of the organization.

But then the team denied the whole thing. Said the tweets weren’t from her. Said it was a fake account.

Except it wasn’t. And just a matter of hours later—surprise!—the team admitted it. 

The team blatantly issued a statement that was a lie. About something this low. Because of course it did.

Jessica McCloughan later issued a statement that read:

I deeply apologize for the disparaging remarks about an ESPN reporter on my personal Twitter account. The comment was unfounded and inappropriate, and I have the utmost respect for both the reporter and ESPN. I regret that my actions have brought undeserved negative attention to the Redskins organization and its leadership. My comments in no way reflect the opinions or attitudes of the organization and I regret that my behavior has in any way negatively impacted the team and its loyal fan base.

The ugliest part of this is the tired use of a stereotype that women journalists often have to fight, that they sleep with sources to get their information. This doesn’t happen, but that notion is sometimes wielded like a weapon.

No one ever accuses a male insider of this. It’s only the women.

That is what makes this moment so awful. Of all the low moments in this team’s history. Of all the failures. Of it all, this is the lowest. Go ahead and argue others, and you may be right. As someone who once admired this franchise, grew up adoring it and now sees a team falling through the center of the planet, this latest incident is tops—err, bottom—to me.

We have reached a new moment of achievement for this team. Another new low.

But just wait. It’s only a matter of time before it goes lower.

Because it always does.

 

Mike Freeman covers the NFL for Bleacher Report.

Chrissy Teigen Cries While Eating Pie — Yep, You Read That Right!

And no, it’s not some kind of weird sex thing.

Chrissy Teigen usually gives us some of our favorite social media posts each the week, but her most recent share is weird, even for her taste!

The soon-to-be cookbook chef isn’t shy about her love of food, but we guess there just isn’t any room on her recipe list for pie.

[ Photo: Chrissy Teigen Goes Very Sheer At The VMAs! ]

That’s because the 29-year-old just posted a video of herself crying into a piece of what looks to be some sort of custard-based delicacy.

Yep — that’s it.

We’re not really sure of the context… but we kind of love it. LOLz!

Ch-ch-check out Chrissy at her weirdest (below)!!!

how I eat pieA video posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Sep 2, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT

Keep doin’ you, Chrissy!

As Host Of ‘The Late Show,’ Stephen Colbert Will Finally Get A Chance To Be Himself

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In just one week the curtain goes up on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on CBS.

And once known for his fake TV pundit persona, this time around Colbert is going to be himself.

Six days before the show was to kick off, CBS2’s Maurice DuBois took a look at Colbert’s career to find out who he really is.

As a performer, he’s been silly on “The Colbert Report,” and sincere performing and singing in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic. But as host of the “Late Show,” Colbert said he is finally getting a chance to be himself.

“I wanted to be able to end the last show, and do a show where I was just being myself. I couldn’t see both sides of any political story. I had to take sides as a character. Now, I can rag on anybody,” he recently told DuBois and CBS2’s Christine Johnson.

For close to a decade Colbert was best known for playing a faux pundit on Comedy Central’s ‘Colbert Report.’

Now that he’s left that character behind he told CBS2’s Johnson and Dubois just who viewers can expect when they watch The Late Show.

“For 10 years I was a guy named Stephen Colbert. Now I’m just going to be Stephen Colbert. And I hope that clears it up for you,” he said.

But who is the real Stephen Colbert?

He’s a good friend who offered kind words to Jon Stewart on his “Daily Show” sendoff.

“We are better people for having known you. You are a great artist and a good man. On behalf of so many people whose lives you changed over the past 16 years, thank you,” he told Stewart during the taping of the the longtime “Daily Show” host’s final show on Aug. 7.

He’s a family man who always does his best to lift their spirits. He’s also kind enough to give advice to his colleagues. Colbert spoke to James Corden before he launched “The Late Late Show.”

“Get some sleep now, because I’ve been doing this show for nine years and my body has started burning my teeth for fuel,” Colbert told Corden.

But most of all he’s a performer, and he can hardly wait to get the new show going. He said it has already been way too long.

“Nine months,” he said. “This is the longest I’ve gone since I was 24 years old, not being in front of a live audience. I’m jonesing.”

And is he rusty? Certainly not.

“No cobwebs,” Colbert said. “I got the shpilkes.”

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” debuts Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 11:35 p.m. on CBS2.

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As Host Of ‘The Late Show,’ Stephen Colbert Will Finally Get A Chance To Be Himself

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In just one week the curtain goes up on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on CBS.

And once known for his fake TV pundit persona, this time around Colbert is going to be himself.

Six days before the show was to kick off, CBS2’s Maurice DuBois took a look at Colbert’s career to find out who he really is.

As a performer, he’s been silly on “The Colbert Report,” and sincere performing and singing in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic. But as host of the “Late Show,” Colbert said he is finally getting a chance to be himself.

“I wanted to be able to end the last show, and do a show where I was just being myself. I couldn’t see both sides of any political story. I had to take sides as a character. Now, I can rag on anybody,” he recently told DuBois and CBS2’s Christine Johnson.

For close to a decade Colbert was best known for playing a faux pundit on Comedy Central’s ‘Colbert Report.’

Now that he’s left that character behind he told CBS2’s Johnson and Dubois just who viewers can expect when they watch The Late Show.

“For 10 years I was a guy named Stephen Colbert. Now I’m just going to be Stephen Colbert. And I hope that clears it up for you,” he said.

But who is the real Stephen Colbert?

He’s a good friend who offered kind words to Jon Stewart on his “Daily Show” sendoff.

“We are better people for having known you. You are a great artist and a good man. On behalf of so many people whose lives you changed over the past 16 years, thank you,” he told Stewart during the taping of the the longtime “Daily Show” host’s final show on Aug. 7.

He’s a family man who always does his best to lift their spirits. He’s also kind enough to give advice to his colleagues. Colbert spoke to James Corden before he launched “The Late Late Show.”

“Get some sleep now, because I’ve been doing this show for nine years and my body has started burning my teeth for fuel,” Colbert told Corden.

But most of all he’s a performer, and he can hardly wait to get the new show going. He said it has already been way too long.

“Nine months,” he said. “This is the longest I’ve gone since I was 24 years old, not being in front of a live audience. I’m jonesing.”

And is he rusty? Certainly not.

“No cobwebs,” Colbert said. “I got the shpilkes.”

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” debuts Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 11:35 p.m. on CBS2.

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Cardale Jones Reportedly Rushed to Hospital with Migraine

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was reportedly rushed to a local hospital Wednesday with what is being described as “severe head pain.”

Tony Zarrella of Cleveland 19 News spoke with one of Jones’ family members, who indicated the junior signal-caller is still undergoing testing at this time. It is believed Jones is suffering from a migraine headache and “should be good,” according to Eleven Warriors.

It’s unclear what this means for Jones’ status for Monday’s season-opening matchup with Virginia Tech. He has been battling with J.T. Barrett throughout camp for the starting job. Head coach Urban Meyer has not announced whether he was planning to start Jones or Barrett, though he’s indicated both will play.

“I made this comment—and I met with both quarterbacks—is when you have a good player, what do you do with them? You play ‘em,” Meyer told Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch on Wednesday. “So we’re going to play both quarterbacks at some point.”

Barrett started the first 12 games of the 2014 season, leading Ohio State to an 11-1 record while emerging as a Heisman Trophy candidate. Jones came in for the final three games of the Buckeyes’ season, leading them to a Big Ten championship win over Wisconsin before taking down Alabama and Oregon en route to a national title.   

While choosing the starting quarterback for Ohio State has been categorized as perhaps the most difficult decision in college football, Jones’ injury may wind up giving the job to Barrett—at least for Monday night.

 

Follow Tyler Conway (@tylerconway22) on Twitter.

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