Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An East Meadow man has been convicted of some charges but acquitted of second-degree manslaughter in a crash that caused the death of a 25-year-old off-duty NYPD officer two years ago.A Nassau County jury found Jonathan Lopez, 22, guilty Friday of assault, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.Prosecutors said Lopez was racing his Nissan eastbound on the Southern State Parkway when he rear-ended a vehicle driven by Kevin Jessup of Massapequa in the early morning hours of September 2011.“We respect the jury’s careful and lengthy deliberations in this difficult case,” said Shams Tarek, spokesman for District Attorney Kathleen Rice. “Street racing endangers everyone on the road and its seriousness is reflected in the jury’s guilty verdicts.”Jessup, who had been on the job since 2008, died shortly after the crash.His passenger, 30-year-old Crystal Simons of Valley Stream, was treated for minor injuries along with Lopez and Dawn Smallwood of Melville, whose car was struck by Jessup’s vehicle.He faces up to one year in jail when he is sentenced on Jan. 16.
Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Oppo rollable OLED screen smartphone along with its AR glasses were showcased at Oppo Inno Day 2020. Oppo also posted three tweets providing some information on what we can expect from the two products. The rollable OLED screen smartphone is called the Oppo X 2021 and the AR glasses are called Oppo AR Glass 2021. The Oppo X 2021 uses a proprietary roll motor powertrain to smoothly transition between the two display sizes. The company did not share details about the AR Glass 2021 during the presentation.During the Oppo Inno Day 2020 presentation, the company revealed its attempt at offering more screen real-estate with a relatively smaller smartphone. The Oppo X 2021 is a rollable OLED screen smartphone that, in its normal state, features a 6.7-inch display. It uses what Oppo is calling a continuously variable OLED display and in its extended state, the screen size increases to 7.4-inches with the help of proprietary roll motor powertrain. The Oppo X 2021 has curved edges with a USB Type-C port and speaker grills at the bottom.- Advertisement – It also has a high-strength screen laminate that Oppo is calling Warp Track that strengthens the screen and allows it to achieve a bending diameter of 6.8mm. The Oppo X 2021 can provide a fullscreen experience with both 16:9 and 4:3 content. There also seem to be three cameras on the back of the phone.Coming to the Oppo AR Glass 2021, while the presentation does not include any information on it, the tweet by the company mentions that it will include a time of flight (ToF) sensor, SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) algorithms, Diffractive optical wave guide technology, and gesture and voice navigation. The glasses seem to have a sleek design with the central area (above the nose) housing the sensors.Oppo did not share a release date for the two products but will be released sometime next year.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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The School of Religion at USC announced that they will be offering a doctoral program for students to receive their Ph.D. in religion beginning in fall 2015.The five-year program, which begins accepting applications this fall, will allow graduate students to pursue a particular concentration within religion. There are three tracks for students to choose from: Comparative Christianities, Global Islam and Asian Pacific Religions.The application process for the program includes submitting scores from the Graduate Record Examination, an academic writing sample, a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. Students will also be expected to be proficient in their track’s respective language. For example, students studying Global Islam should be capable of reading primary sources in Arabic.Sherman Jackson, a professor of religion and American studies and ethnicity, has been named the new Director of Graduate Studies and was part of the effort to start this Ph.D. program at USC.“There has been a very keen interest among students to have a graduate program at USC,” Jackson said. “Part of that has to do with the quality of our faculty and what they’ve achieved and what their national and international reputations are, and part of it has to do with the very diverse population we have in Southern California.”Though students will focus primarily on their respective tracks within the program, they will also have the opportunity to take classes in other departments and programs in the university. This will allow for a broader context of the issues affecting global religion, as well as to be able to put what they learn into practice.“We have a very interdisciplinary focus as well, and that’s one of the things that really enhances our students’ ability to place their training into conversation within the real-world reality,” Jackson said.Associate Professor Lori Meeks was appointed the chair of religion in August, a position through which she oversees both the undergraduate and graduate programs in religion at USC.“Even though this is a graduate program, we believe that it will add a lot of vitality to our undergraduate program, as well,” she said. “We think it will help us create even more enthusiasm around the study of religion at USC.”Along with the new doctoral program, the School of Religion will be starting a lunch series on Wednesdays where students will have the opportunity to learn about ongoing faculty research.Like many other doctoral programs throughout the country, the program at USC will be fully funded by the university. Tuition will be covered for students, and they will receive health insurance and a stipend for housing and living expenses.Several faculty members said they are excited to begin the program next fall. Their focus will be on ensuring a welcoming environment for students to share ideas and beliefs, allowing them to learn not only from faculty, but also from each other. Eventually, students will be prepared to pursue careers in fields such as academia, religious institutions and community activism.“Here at USC, our focus is on ensuring that students have mastered the textual traditions of the respective religions,” Jackson said. “But at the same time, that they’re able to place all of that erudite knowledge into conversation with the real-life comings and goings of religious communities in the world.”