The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 28th, 2019 night edition

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JARANWALA: A lawyer was sentenced to 18 years and six months in prison on Thursday by an anti-terrorism court for assaulting a civil judge.

The court also fined advocate Imran with Rs250,000, while sentencing him a prison term.

According to police, Lawyer Imran attacked Senior Civil Judge Khalid Mehmood over a minor tiff during hearing of a case in Jaranwala, Faisalabad on April 25.

The local lawyer hit the judge with a chair and busted his head wide open.

Judges had protested against the assault, following which advocate Imran was arrested by the police and a case was filed against him in the anti-terrorism court.

The incident took place when the culprit, who was accused of robbery, was brought to the court for hearing of his case.

Police reported that the man proceeded to attack the arbitrator while throwing at him his shoe, which had hit the chest of the judge. »

‘Alien’ 40th Anniversary: Ridley Scott, Tom Skerritt Reminisce – Variety

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But originally, the actor turned down “Alien,” which celebrates its 40th anniversary on May 25, though he thought Dan O’Bannon’s script read well.

“I was the fourth choice,” noted Scott, adding that Robert Altman had been offered the movie before him.

As to why “Alien” quickly entered the pop culture landscape and still endures four decades later, Scott said, “I think ‘Alien’ captured our most primordial fears. »

World Health Organisation recognises 'burn-out' as medical condition

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GENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation has for the first time recognised "burn-out" in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a benchmark for diagnosis and health insurers.

The decision, reached during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, which wraps up on Tuesday (May 28), could help put to rest decades of debate among experts over how to define burnout, and whether it should be considered a medical condition.

The updated ICD list, dubbed ICD-11, was drafted last year following recommendations from health experts around the world, and was approved on Saturday. »

Matt LeBlanc admits 'I was down to $11' before he got cast on 'Friends'

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Before Matt LeBlanc was Joey Tribbiani on “Friends,” it definitely wasn’t his day, his week or even his year.

“I had, I think, I was down to $11,” the actor, 51, said of his bank account before landing the part.

LeBlanc, who didn’t have insurance, said he went to see a dentist who told him it would cost $80 to file the tooth. »

North Korea calls Bolton ‘war monger’ over missile comment

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Bolton told reporters in Tokyo on Saturday that there was “no doubt” that North Korea’s recent missile launches violated U.N. resolutions, and that sanctions against the North must be kept in place.

Trump later downplayed the missile tests, tweeting, “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me.”.

Bolton acknowledged that the United States has not been “hearing much from North Korea” since the summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. »