Manchester City have included a Manchester United-related sell-on clause in Brahim Diaz’s Real Madrid transfer, Goal has learned.Brahim, 18, is poised to move to Santiago Bernabeu in a deal worth an initial £15.5 million ($19m), plus £6.5m in add-ons.City have also agreed a clause with Madrid that entitles them to 15 per cent of any future transfer fee, should the forward sign for another club in the future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But not every club.City have also included an agreement whereby they would receive 40% of any future transfer fee… if Brahim were to join Manchester United.Brahim joined City from Malaga as a 14-year-old and was regarded as one of the club’s academy graduates with the best prospects of making an impact in the first-team.There is no buy-back clause included in his transfer, but the Blues have ensured they will benefit in some way if the winger goes on to seal a big-money transfer elsewhere.The Spanish forward would have been out of contract at the Etihad Stadium in the summer, and refused to commit to a new deal with the Premier League club because he did not believe he would get enough first-team opportunities in the coming years.City made a number of big offers in a bid to retain Brahim’s services, but were unable to convince him that he will play more in first-team football than he will in Madrid.Despite the Blues’ failure to persuade one of their highest-rated youngsters to stay, they are understood to be happy with the terms of the transfer, and believe many of the additional add-ons, which would take the overall value of the deal above £20m, are achievable.City will receive more money once Brahim plays a certain amount of games for Madrid, plus an extra instalment if he signs a new contract in the Spanish capital.Madrid have promised Brahim that he will be part of their first-team plans for the rest of the season, and he could make his debut in the Copa del Rey clash with Leganes next Wednesday.Brahim’s contribution will be assessed in the summer and a decision will then be made over whether he is sent out on loan or kept in the squad for next season.Goal revealed on Friday that Brahim’s advisors weighed up the possible impact of Jose Mourinho taking over at the Bernabeu before signing off on the deal.Sources close to the player do not believe that Mourinho is likely to replace Santi Solari at the end of the season, however, and a final agreement with the Champions League holders was reached at the end of 2018.
Rabat – Morocco is ranked 125 out of 152 countries when it comes to personal, civil and economic freedoms, according to a Canada-based Fraser Institute report.The Human Freedom Index, released earlier this month by the Canadian public policy research group and public-policy think-tanks in Germany and the United States, uses 76 indicators of personal, civil and economic freedoms.The index is based on information taken from 70 different data sources from 2008 to 2012. Morocco has slipped 8 points in the index between 2008 and 2012. However, the freedom index did not take into account the progress of freedoms in Morocco between 2012 and 2014, which is believed to have caused the kingdom’s ranking to deteriorate.Hong Kong topped the rankings followed by Switzerland, Finland, Denmark and New Zealand rounding in the top five. Iran, the democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Zimbabwe and Yemen ranked last.The index’s editor Fred McMahon said: “the goal of the index is to measure the degree to which people are free to enjoy classic civil liberties — freedom of speech, religion, individual economic choice, and association and assembly”.“We also look at the rule of law, which is essential for freedoms, as well as indicators of crime and violence, freedom of movement, limits on freedom due to sexual orientation, and women’s freedoms,” McMahon added.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
HAVANA — The European Union’s ambassador to Cuba says the Trump administration’s crackdown on business with the communist government is causing unprecedented concern among European companies doing business on the island.Ambassador Alberto Navarro tells The Associated Press that “there’s enormous worry.”He says: “There are businesspeople who’ve been here 20, 30 years, who’ve made bets on investing their financial resources in Cuba to stimulate commerce, tourism, international exchange, and many of them tell me that they haven’t lived through a similar situation.”The Trump administration announced last week that it would allow Americans to sue foreign companies whose partnerships with the Cuban government make use of commercial and industrial properties confiscated from Americans in Cuba’s 1959 revolution.The Associated Press
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel is due to collapse in a matter of seconds as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker’s former world headquarters.Crowds are expected on Sunday to watch the demolition of the area’s tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the height of Bethlehem Steel’s power and profitability. America’s second-largest steelmaker went out of business in 2003.Explosives will take out Martin Tower’s steel supports and crumple the 47-year-old building, which has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places despite its relatively young age.Martin Tower had been vacant for a dozen years. Its owners are redeveloping the site into a mix of medical offices, stores and apartments.The Associated Press
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 500 points Tuesday as investors welcomed signals that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates if multiple U.S. trade conflicts threaten the nation’s economic expansion.Technology companies led broad gains for U.S. stocks. The benchmark S&P 500 index notched its best day since January. Mexico’s foreign minister said he expects his country will reach a deal with the U.S. and avoid tariffs.On Tuesday:The S&P 500 index gained 58.82 points, or 2.1%, to 2,803.27.The Dow vaulted 512.40 points, or 2.1%, to 25,332.18.The Nasdaq composite climbed 194.10 points, or 2.7%, to 7,527.12.The Russell 2000 index of small companies picked up 38.58 points, or 2.6%, to 1,508.56.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 51.21 points, or 1.9%.The Dow is up 517.14 points, or 2.1%.The Nasdaq is up 73.97 points, or 1%.The Russell 2000 is up 43.07 points, or 2.9%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 296.42 points, or 11.8%.The Dow is up 2,004.72 points, or 8.6%.The Nasdaq is up 891.84 points, or 13.4%.The Russell 2000 is up 160 points, or 11.9%.The Associated Press
TORONTO — Toys “R” Us Canada has started bankruptcy proceedings north of the border a day after it filed in the U.S. The Canadian arm says it has filed for creditor protection in an Ontario court.Toys “R” Us says its 82 Canadian stores will continue to operate as usual during the process. The company filed Chapter 11 documents late Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Virginia.More coming
The Australian government says it is in touch with the family of Premakumar Gunaratnam, an Australian citizen, who has been reported missing in Sri Lanka, The Australian newspaper reported.A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) spokeswoman says the Australian High Commissioner in Colombo has spoken to senior Sri Lankan government officials to advise them of concerns for Mr Gunaratnam’s welfare and to request assistance in locating him. He said the Sri Lankan government had no record of an Australian passport holder of Mr Gunaratnam’s name entering Sri Lanka in the recent past.“Did he get into the country illegally and did he break the law of the land?” he said.Mr Samarasinghe said he was seeking clarification from the Australian government through official channels. Consular officers in Canberra are in contact with the man’s family in Australia, she said. Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Canberra Thisara Samarasinghe said the Sri Lankan government categorically denies allegations public authorities have kidnapped the man.“We don’t have kidnapping by our government,” Mr Samarasinghe said. He denied that Sri Lanka had “secret police.”Gunaratnam, 42, from NSW, has been missing since late last week from Kiribathigodaj, a commercial hub on the Colombo-Kandy Road.He is a political activist with the People’s Struggle Movement in Sri Lanka.His wife, Champa Somaratna, says she fears for his life following reports from neighbours that he has been abducted.“We know the secret police have taken him,” Ms Somaratna told ABC Radio.“This is a life and death matter, I’m really worried.”She has called for the federal government to intervene. “We are seeking urgent clarification on the situation from the Sri Lankan authorities,” the spokeswoman said. He said Colombo police had not received any missing persons report about Mr Gunaratnam. “We will be looking into this complaint and establish the identity of this person,” Mr Samarasinghe said.Mr Samarasinghe said he could understand the worry of the man’s family.“We are looking to see if their information is credible,” he said.
Eyeing Angola’s future national reconciliation, the Council requested the “monitoring mechanism” to detail plans for ample consultations in Angola with representatives of both the Government and UNITA “with a view to…contributing towards a full review by the Council of the measures imposed against UNITA once the peace process has been completed.” In a unanimously adopted a resolution, the panel was also asked to assess possible violations of the UNITA sanctions since the two sides signed their Memorandum of Understanding in April. That document covers military aspects omitted by the 1994 Lusaka Protocol, which forms the basis for the Angola peace process. The panel’s report should also detail renewed efforts to locate UNITA funds and financial resources currently frozen under sanctions and produce recommendations on the issue, the Council said. In addition, the resolution requests the panel to provide information on possible violations of the arms embargo which has been in place against UNITA since 1993 and the prohibitions, which date back to 1998, against the import of Angolan diamonds not controlled by the Government. The Secretary-General was asked to appoint two experts to serve on the monitoring mechanism, cutting in half the original panel’s membership. The Security Council initially imposed sanctions against UNITA in 1993 for the rebel group’s failure to carry out obligations under peace accords signed with the Angolan Government. Since then, the Council has tightened the sanctions by a series of subsequent resolutions. In May 1999, the Council established an independent panel of experts “to trace violations in arms trafficking, oil supplies and the diamond trade, as well as the movement of UNITA funds.” The following April, after considering the final report of the panel, the Council adopted resolution 1295 (2000), by which it tightened existing sanctions and established the new monitoring mechanism.
“The world’s success in rolling back malaria shows just what can be achieved with the right kind of determination and partnerships,” said Mogens Lykketoft, the President of the UN General Assembly. “It provides bold inspiration to all nations that seek to create a healthy environment for their children and adults. We can and we must eliminate malaria by 2030,” he added, noting that this will require full implementation of the new strategy developed by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and the World Health Organization (WHO). “In it, we have the path forward – I urge all member states to fully support implementation of this strategic plan,” Mr. Lykketoft stressed.Thanks to collective efforts and increased financing, the UN is announcing that the world has met and surpassed MDG6 targets to halt and begin reversing malaria incidence by 2015. Progress in the fight against malaria since 2000 averted more than 6.2 million malaria deaths, some 97 per cent of which have been among young children. In Africa alone – where some 90 per cent of all malaria-related deaths still occur – an estimated 69 per cent reduction in malaria mortality among children under the age of five over the past fifteen years has reportedly helped to improve overall child survival rates and has directly contributed to MDG4. In addition, over 100 countries are already free of malaria, and at least 55 are on track to reduce malaria case incidence by 75 per cent by the end of the year. For the first time in history, fewer people than ever are getting infected with malaria in Africa, and many countries around the world are focusing on elimination targets, with new regional commitments announced in the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Asia Pacific, and Africa. “Today, we celebrate major advances in our fight against malaria,” UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon said in a message. “With stronger coordination by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and increased financing, global mortality rates have decreased by more than half since 2000, and the global MDG target for malaria has been achieved,” he stated. Despite unprecedented advancements, WHO estimates approximately 214 million cases of malaria infection in 2015, claiming the lives of approximately 472,000 people, the majority of them African children under five years of age. With more than half of the world’s population at risk of malaria infection, the health agency warned that malaria remains a major cause and consequence of poverty and inequity worldwide, impeding economic development, undermining food security, stopping children from going to school, and absorbing the capacity of national systems to respond effectively to health security threats. Meanwhile, lives saved from effective malaria interventions have been linked to a 20 per cent reduction in all-cause child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000, while efforts to prevent malaria in pregnancy have averted nearly 95,000 newborn deaths between 2009 and 2012. As the world transitions to a new set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently adopted by world leaders in September – which will build on the MDGs – the Roll Back Malaria Partnership is also urging continued commitment to achieve malaria elimination by 2030 and help advance broader development efforts across sectors. “Under the MDGs, we have seen what can be achieved when we join our efforts and come together in a coordinated fashion,” said Hervé Verhoosel, Representative of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat in New York. “As we set our sights on elimination, we stand to avert nearly 3 billion cases of infection and generate some $4 trillion in additional economic output over the next 15 years. But we must ensure political commitment and predictable financial resources necessary to carry us over the finish line,” he underlined.
Yesterday TMZ got its hands on the mug shot of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., taken moments after he turned himself into police to begin his 87-day jail sentence in Las Vegas stemming from a domestic dispute.Mayweather allegedly beat up the mother of his children while they stood by watching. While incarcerated, Mayweather initially will be kept out of general population to avoid conflicts with other inmates.He was sentenced to 90 days but received credit for three days already served.
Nearly a month removed from his withdrawal from the Players Championship, Tiger Woods and all the drama that surrounds him return to competition today at the Memorial Tournament.Maintaining the No. 1 spot atop the World Golf Rankings for the last five years, there is never a lack of public intrigue surrounding Tiger Woods.With his recent neck injury and issues with his personal life, however, the 14-time major champion has drawn even more headlines than usual in the last six months. It has been a rocky road for Woods dating back to his Nov. 27 car accident. From the admittance of his adulterous ways to his pending divorce, Tiger’s life off the course was a mess.Professionally, things started looking up for Woods following a strong showing at Augusta National in which he finished tied for fourth. Tiger’s moment of light was short lived. After missing the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship, Woods couldn’t even finish the following week at the Players Championship, withdrawing on the seventh hole during Sunday’s final round due to a sore neck. Resting and rehabbing his neck since the Players, Tiger is back at the Memorial trying to right the ship once again. “I think that life is moving forward … the last six months have been pretty tough, and I’m now starting to get into golf and starting to play golf again,” he said.Being the defending Memorial champion and having the most all-time wins of any player at Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, this week seems as good as any for Tiger to get back at it.“I’ve always had good memories here,” Woods said. “It’s nice to come back to a golf course when obviously I haven’t played a whole lot this year, but it’s nice to come back to a venue where I have played well.”While Muirfield has treated him well, it remains to be seen whether Woods’ game is back to the form that golf fans are accustomed to, especially considering his recent break-up with longtime swing coach Hank Haney.“I’ve hit the ball much better,” Woods said. “It’s just like anything, though. It’s great to hit it at home, but I need to bring it out here.” For the time being, Tiger is using video to analyze his own swing and says as of now he has no plans for hiring a new coach.Even with the recent neck injury and mediocre play of late, Tiger’s competitors know not to count him out this week.“Anytime Tiger is in the field, you know you are going to have to be on top of your game to win,” said 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover.For many, after playing just nine competitive rounds all season, simply making the cut would be a victory in and of itself, but for Tiger Woods nothing is out of the realm of possibilities. “I never like to assume what he can and can’t do because he proves us all wrong all the time,” said Aussie golfer Adam Scott. Woods will take to the course at 12:44 p.m. today to begin his first round of play alongside Steve Stricker and Jason Bohn.
When Apple CEO Steve Jobs took his third leave of absence in January of this year due to medical issues, we knew it was only a matter of time before he stepped down from the role of CEO that he held for 14 years. Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976, and although he’s resigning as CEO, he’ll still remain part of the company as the chairman of Apple’s board.Effective immediately, the board has chosen the company’s chief operating officer Tim Cook to take Jobs’ place. Many may be wondering who exactly Tim Cook is and whether or not he has what it takes to fill Jobs’ shoes.Jobs said in his resignation letter that he “strongly recommend” that Apple executes its “succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.” Cook, who has been with Apple since 1998 and has been COO since 2005, has filled the role of CEO of Apple twice before, once in 2004 when Jobs was recovering from cancer surgery, and again in 2009 when Jobs took a leave of absence.In addition to being the voice of many of Apple’s earnings call, Cook has proven his ability to ship products quickly while keeping inventory low. He’s also known for reaping enormously high profit margins.Unlike Jobs, Cook is known for being mild-mannered, cool, calm, and never raises his voice. However, Cook is also said to be demanding, unrelenting, and a strong leader and a master at business operations. According to Fortune, he’s said to have a very dry sense of humor and is known for his long and uncomfortable pauses during meetings. Hopefully we won’t have to experience them in any Apple keynotes.As for Cook’s background, he graduated from Alabaman and Auburn University with an engineering degree in 1982. The “workaholic” came to Apple in 1998 after Jobs hired him from Compaq Computer to clean up Apple’s messes in manufacturing, distribution, and supply equipment. At that point, Cook had already worked 16 years in the computer industry, 12 years of which were for IBM.Cook played an instrumental role in getting Apple out of a downward spiral when he first joined the company by pulling it out of manufacturing. Cook closed factories and warehouses all over the world and created relationships with contract manufacturers.One story that people familiar with Cook say describes the man, took place right when Cook started at Apple. The problem Apple was having seemed to stem from China, and Cook said that someone should be in China dealing with the probem as it was “really bad.” About a half an hour into the meeting, Cook turned to Sabih Khan, a key operations exec who still works under Cook, and asked him why he was still there. Khan got up, drove to San Francisco National Airport without a change of clothes, and bought a one-way ticket to China. People say this exemplifies Cook’s demanding and unemotional demeanor.So what else has Cook added to Apple over the years? Back in 2000, Cook took over the sales force and had Apple start replacing store employees at places like Best Buy with Apple’s own salespeople. Of course, these well-trained salespeople would eventually be what we now know of as “Geniuses” who we see in Apple’s brick and mortar stores.Although the operations-centric Cook may not have Jobs’ design creativity, that may not be the end of the world. Cook clearly has some of the best people working in the design and marketing fields at Apple, and just like Jobs had Cook around to fill in the holes that he himself didn’t possess, Cook will have to do the same with his staff.With the iPhone 5 just weeks away, an iPad 3 coming later this year or early 2012, and rumors of a major MacBook Pro redesign, it seems that Cook will be riding the wave of those products for the next few months. Plus, there’s no doubt that Jobs had more ideas for products up his sleeve that he’ll leave in Cook’s hands.In a 2008 feature in Fortune, Cook called Jobs “irreplaceable.” He expected to see Jobs in his role as CEO long into his 70s and long after Cook had retired. Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations, will be taking on Cook’s role as COO.Jobs said in his resignation letter that he believes Apple’s “brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it.” Here’s hoping he’s right.(Photo via Apple)
Les décès de 16 marsouins du Yangtsé inquiètent la ChineDepuis le début de l’année, la Chine a enregistré pas moins de 16 décès de marsouins aptères, une espèce très menacée qui vit en Chine essentiellement dans le fleuve Yangtsé. C’est un constat alarmant que vient de révéler la presse officielle chinoise. Selon les chiffres révélés, 16 marsouins aptères auraient été retrouvés morts depuis le début de l’année. Or, ce cétacé d’eau douce qui est dépourvu d’aileron dorsal ne vit en Chine que dans le fleuve Yangtsé et dans deux lacs reliés à ce dernier. Néanmoins, ces cours d’eau sont loin d’être épargnés par les pollutions industrielles qui constituent une réelle menace pour les espèces des environs.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ainsi, parmi les 16 cétacés morts, dix marsouins aptères ont été retrouvés morts dans le lac Dongting depuis mars et six autres dans le lac Poyang depuis le début de l’année, a rapporté l’agence Chine nouvelle citée par l’AFP. Des décès qui font monter le taux de mortalité du marsouin aptère à un niveau de 5 à 10%, ce qui signifie que l’espèce sera éteinte dans 15 ans si rien n’est fait pour la conserver, ont conclu des experts cités par l’agence officielle. Il y a un siècle, la population comptait quelque 5.000 spécimens, environ 400 dans les années 80 avant de tomber entre 15 et 50 en 1997. Les spécialistes craignent ainsi qu’ils suivent le chemin d’un de ses cousins, le dauphin de Chine. Cette espèce qui existait pourtant depuis quelque 20 millions d’années est jugé éteinte depuis plusieurs années après avoir été victime d’une pollution dévastatrice, de la pêche illégale et du trafic fluvial. En 2006, des experts avaient alerté après une expédition scientifique de la très probable extinction de ce dauphin de rivière mais celle-ci n’a pas été empêchée.Le 21 avril 2012 à 09:56 • Maxime Lambert
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Nome musher Aaron Burmeister during a quick stop at the Anvik checkpoint in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Saturday, March 10. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media photo)With the Iditarod leaders on the mighty Yukon River and through the village checkpoint of Grayling, we hear about how weather prevented flying supplies to Eagle Island and caused the checkpoint to be downgraded to a mere “hospitality stop.” That’s why mushers scrambled to get mandatory rest in earlier and why they had to load up on supplies before one of the most formidable overnight trips of the race. Plus, back in Takotna, the village reflects on why it’s been so steady as a checkpoint over the years, and we hear from KYUK’s Johanna Eurich about what it used to be like covering the Last Great Race.
New Delhi: Bihar Independent MLA from Mokama, Anant Singh was on Friday sent to judicial custody for the night in connection with the recovery of AK-47 and 26 rounds of live ammunition from his residence in Patna. This comes after Anant Singh, earlier in the day, surrendered in Delhi’s Saket Court in connection with the case. Bihar Police will complete other processes on Saturday in the FIR lodged against him in the AK-47 case. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Harun Pratap referred the case of Singh to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) or Duty MM court for the decision on taking him to Bihar on transit remand. During the proceedings in the Saket court, Pratap directed the police to collect all information in the case against Anant Singh. Singh had been absconding for the last few days after an FIR was lodged against him under the newly amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) (UAPA) Act, following a raid at his residence in which an AK-47 and 26 rounds of live ammunition were recovered. Earlier, the MLA had shared a video stating he will surrender before the court and not before Bihar Police.
Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation will take legal action against a private firm for sending fake SMS alertssaying that different areas in the city have been identified as dengue-prone by the civic authorities. The message reads: “KMC has put your area on dengue alert. Ensure your family is safe. Spray Kala HIT Lime Fresh to kill deadly mosquitoes.” Criticising the alert, Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh said the KMC will take legal action against the firm. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”KMC has not sounded any dengue alert. It is a deliberate attempt to create panic among the people to increase the sale of their product,” Ghosh said. People started receiving the alert on their cell phones on Wednesday. Soon, KMC’s Health department was flooded with phone calls. Ghosh said for the past few years, some groups with vested interest were trying to create dengue panic in the city. But the reality is that the number of dengue cases has gone down considerably. He said a plan to combat the disease has been chalked out and the areas where there was dengue outbreak in 2018, have been identified. The civic teams are visiting those areas and talking to those afflicted with the disease. Rallies were held throughout the city on February 2 to create awareness among the people. The KMC is also constantly keeping in touch with the state Health department.
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by Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2018 6:42 am PDT Last Updated Jun 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder whose story was documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”As is typical, the justices did not explain their decision declining to take the case. The justices’ decision leaves in place a lower court ruling against Brendan Dassey.Dassey was 16 years old when he confessed to Wisconsin authorities that he had joined his uncle in raping and murdering photographer Teresa Halbach before burning her body in a bonfire. Dassey’s attorneys, however, say he’s borderline intellectually disabled and was manipulated by experienced police officers into accepting their story of how Halbach’s murder happened. They wanted his confession thrown out and a new trial.Wisconsin officials had urged the Supreme Court not to take the case, telling the court it shouldn’t second-guess Wisconsin courts’ determination that Dassey’s confession was voluntary. Prosecutors noted that Dassey’s mother gave investigators permission to speak with him, that Dassey agreed as well and that during the interview investigators used only standard techniques such as adopting a sympathetic tone and encouraging honesty.Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said in a statement that his office was “pleased” with the Supreme Court’s decision not to take the case. “We hope the family and friends of Ms. Halbach can find comfort in knowing this ordeal has finally come to a close,” he said.Dassey’s attorneys can still try to get him a new trial but they’d have to convince a judge that new evidence warrants a new trial. Dassey’s attorneys haven’t said they have new evidence to offer. Still, on Monday after the Supreme Court announced its decision not to hear the case, Dassey attorney Laura Nirider said in a statement: “We will continue to fight to free Brendan Dassey.”The Supreme Court’s decision comes as there are plans for a second season of “Making a Murderer,” which premiered on Netflix in 2015. Viewers of the first season were introduced to Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a rape before DNA testing exonerated him. After his release, he filed a multi-million dollar civil suit over his conviction, but in 2005 as that lawsuit was pending he was arrested for and later convicted of Halbach’s murder. Avery maintains he was framed.At Dassey’s separate trial, video of him speaking with investigators and confessing to participating in Halbach’s rape and murder played a central role. Authorities had no physical evidence tying Dassey to the crimes, and he testified that his confession was “made up” but a jury convicted him. He’s eligible for parole in 2048.While Wisconsin courts ruled Dassey’s confession was voluntary, a federal magistrate judge and a three-judge appeals court panel disagreed, saying he should be retried or released from prison. Then, in late 2017, the full appeals court ruled 4-3 that the state courts’ determination that Dassey’s confession was voluntary was reasonable, meaning no release or retrial. The Supreme Court’s announcement it wouldn’t take the case left that decision in place.___Follow Jessica Gresko on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jessicagresko Supreme Court declines to hear ‘Making a Murderer’ case FILE – In this March 3, 2006, file photo, Brendan Dassey, is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom in Manitowoc, Wis. Lawyers for Dassey are hoping the Supreme Court will agree to take his case. AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
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