Monday, September 30, 2013

Apple Reopens In-Store Pickup for iPhone 5s

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Don't trust the postal service to handle the delivery of your new iPhone 5s? Fear not: Apple's in-store pick-up option has returned this week, if only in limited capacity.

Depending on your choice of size, color, and carrier, the new flagship device is available for pick up in various stores, including New York's Grand Central, Fifth Avenue, and SoHo locations.

The Personal Pickup program allows consumers to make a purchase online, then visit the chosen store to pick up the device (or have someone else go in your place). Skip the lines and leave your Apple Store with iPhone in hand, ready to start placing calls and taking photos. With Personal Setup, a store employee will also get the device up and running before you leave the store.

Options are limited. A silver 64GB iPhone 5s from Verizon, for example, is available today from the SoHo, 14th St., and Grand Central Apple Stores. But the same device for AT&T is listed as "unavailable for pickup." A 32GB space gray iPhone 5s from Sprint was also available from most stores in Manhattan, but the same smartphone from Verizon was nowhere to be found. Visit Apple's website to see if your desired iPhone is in stock anywhere near you.

One option that is hard to come by in any version or carrier is the gold iPhone 5s. There is still a waiting period for online orders, but those who want it now can always shell out the big bucks on eBay.

Cupertino boasted a record-setting launch weekend, selling more than 9 million new iPhones (both the 5s and 5c) in its first three days. With such success, Apple was forced to drop the in-store pick-up option from its site amidst dwindling supplies.

According to the Apple website, the iPhone 5s is still set to ship in October, which is just one day away. However, those who bought the 5s on launch date were reporting that their estimated arrival dates were in late October. It appears that the multi-colored iPhone 5c is readily available online and in stores.

Meanwhile, Virgin Mobile USA last week announced plans to carry Apple's new smartphones without a contract, beginning Oct. 1. Pricing has not yet been revealed; unlimited data and messaging plans start from $35 per month, with a $5 monthly discount for buyers who register for automatic payments. The Sprint-owned wireless carrier's "unlimited" data throttles after 2.5GB.

For more, see PCMag's reviews of the Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, as well as the slideshow above.

Source: Pcmag

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Toshiba's twin-lens camera module for smartphones, tablets allows 3D imaging and post-capture focus simulation

by Mike Tomkins

It seems to be the week for mobile 3D modeling! Just two days ago, we reported on a Kinect-like addon device for Apple's iPad tablet. Now, Toshiba has unveiled a twin-lensed camera module for smartphones and tablets which does much the same thing, albeit in a different way. It also allows some neat post-capture effects such as depth-of-field and point-of-focus adjustment.

The Occipital Structure Sensor we mentioned earlier this week uses an infrared laser to project a grid over your subject, and from this can calculate a depth map which corresponds to a still image or video stream captured by the device. Toshiba, by contrast, records the scene using two separate, side-by-side 5-megapixel cameras, then calculates a depth map by comparing differences between the two photos. The end result is the same, though: You should be able to record photos with 3D depth information, and -- with the appropriate software -- create 3D models of your subjects. And from the depth map, Toshiba can simulate a narrow depth-of-field effect, placing the focus point wherever you want it. (The company also suggests that the depth map can be used to identify and remove objects from a photo altogether.)

Unlike the Structure Sensor, which is intended to remain an addon device, Toshiba's TCM9518MD camera module is designed to be built into your next smart gadget. (Of course, there's nothing to stop somebody creating an accessory based around it, either.) It has dimensions of just 18 x 12 x 4.65mm, and twin 1/4-inch type, 5-megapixel sensors with 1.4µm pixels, providing 10-bit raw data. Two four-element f/2.4 lenses have a fixed 61.8 degree horizontal field of view. The lenses have a fixed-focus design, with all focus effects emulated in software. That allows a thinner lens profile. Lens shading correction is built-in.

No resolution was specified for the depth map of the Structure Sensor, but Toshiba does state its resolution, and it's fairly low. You can generate a VGA depth map to accompany your five megapixel images, which means you have one pixel of depth map information for every 16 pixels (4x4 array) of photo information. In other words, your depth map has 1/4 the linear resolution of the still image.

The twin-lens design brings an interesting benefit in another area, though. According to Toshiba, by pairing info from both cameras it can create a 13-megapixel output image from the two 5-megapixel source images. It's likely to work better for distant subjects than those nearer the camera, though, because both cameras will have more strongly-differing viewpoints of the subject the closer it gets.

And as well as shooting single 5-megapixel and twin-lens interpolated 13-megapixel stills, the Toshiba TCM9518MD camera module can also output 5-megapixel stills from both lenses simultaneously, and shoot 1080p30, 720p60, or 480p120 video. It can also output full-res sensor data at 24 frames per second.

(via PMA Newsline)

Source: Imaging-resource

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Firmware Friday: Casio and Panasonic update cameras; Sigma improves Canon-mount lenses

by Mike Tomkins

The weekend is almost here, and you know what that means -- it's time for our weekly Firmware Friday roundup of all that's new in the world of camera updates. This week, we have several fairly straightforward updates to report on from Casio, Panasonic, and Sigma.

First up, Casio: The Japanese company is best-known for its watches, calculators, and keyboards in the USA, having discontinued its camera line here some years ago. In other markets, though, Casio still sells digital cameras, and four models in its unusual, swiveling EX-TR-series camera line have just received new firmware. In all four cases, there is but one change: improved reading of MicroSD cards. It isn't clear whether the improvement is in terms of read performance or read stability, but either way it's a worthwhile change for EX-TR series owners. Grab the updates at the links below:

Panasonic, meanwhile, is offering updated firmware for its Lumix DMC-GX7 compact system camera. There is only one change listed in the release notes, but it's an important one: improved stability whenever the camera is powered on. Get the firmware for Windows or Mac OS computers from Panasonic's Joint Update Service for Four Thirds website. (Scroll down, read the license, then click the 'accepted' button. You'll see the GX7 listed on the resulting page, along with a link to its firmware download page.)

And finally, we come to Sigma. The company -- whose lens factory we were recently priveliged to tour -- has shipped updated for two of its lenses in Canon-mount form. The updates are applied with its optionally-available USB dock, and it has also issued updated versions of its Windows and Mac OS software for the dock, so even if you don't own the Canon-mount variant of either lens, you'll want to update your dock software. (The newer version of the dock software retains your customized autofocus and stabilization settings in each lens even after the lens firmware has been updated.)

The two lenses updated by Sigma are the Canon-mount 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 zoom and 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 prime, and in each case the new firmware makes just two changes. Firmware version 1.01 for either lens will reduce noise from the autofocus drive system during AF operation. For the 17-70mm zoom, the new firmware will also improve optical stabilizer stability. The new firmware for the 35mm prime, meanwhile, allows for smoother movement of the AF system as it starts or stops moving.

Get the updated Sigma Optimization Pro v1.1 software here, and the updated Canon-mount lens firmware here.

Source: Imaging-resource

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Russia Boosts Security For Sochi Olympics With Pantsir-S Systems

Six Pantsir-S short-range air defense systems have been delivered to the Russian military ahead of schedule to ensure security during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, a senior defense ministry official said.

The XXII Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to take place from February 7 to 23 in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi. The first Winter Olympics to be held in Russia are widely regarded as an opportunity for the country to showcase its economic achievements under President Vladimir Putin.

"We will do everything possible to accomplish the task of protecting the Russian airspace along the southern borders and to ensure security during the Winter Olympics," Maj. Gen. Viktor Gumenny, the commander of air defense troops of the Russian Air Force, said Saturday.

The general said the Pansir-S air defense systems would initially be sent to the Ashuluk firing range in southern Russia to ensure the proper training of their crews during the next two months.

The Pantsir-S is a combined gun-missile system featuring a wheeled vehicle mounting a fire-control radar and electro-optical sensor, two 30-mm cannons and up to 12 57E6 radio-command guided short-range missiles.

The system is designed to take on a variety of targets flying at low level including cruise missiles and aircraft, and can effectively engage targets at up to 20 kilometers.

The Defense Ministry has reportedly ordered 100 Pantsir-S units for Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces.

A maneuverable track-bearing variant is currently being developed by Russia's High Precision Weapons corporation, to be put in service with the Russian Ground Forces and Airborne Troops in the near future.

Source: Themoscowtimes
  • Twitter images show flyer that the cops handed out on Saturday
  • Flyer urges people to upgrade for 'added security' to their devices
  • Cops ask people to register devices with their 'Operation Identification Program'
  • The iOS 7 security features include a Find My iPhone Activation Lock that asks for an Apple ID and a password before the feature can be disabled
  • It also promotes fingerprint recognition

PUBLISHED: 19:35 EST, 22 September 2013 | UPDATED: 20:05 EST, 22 September 2013

New York police officers were handing out flyers to people around New York City on Saturday urging them to upgrade their devices to Apple's new iOS7 operating system.

NYPD's Public Awareness Notice promotes the software as giving 'added security to your devices'.

The NYPD notice also urges people to register their devices with their 'Operation Identification Program'.

One of those given a flyer was Michael Hoffman, who posted a picture on his showing the paper from the police that was given to him at his subway stop.

His tweet says: 'Four uniformed NYPD officers were at my subway stop tonight asking me to upgrade to iOS 7. Not a joke!'

The message of the NYPD flyer reads: 'By downloading the new operating system, should your device get lost or stolen, it cannot be reprogrammed without an Apple ID or password.'

The police are referring to the new iOS 7 security features, which include a Find My iPhone Activation Lock that asks for an Apple ID and a password before the feature can be disabled.

If a phone is stolen, the thief can't stop the original owner from being able to locate it. It will also prevent people from deleting data from the handset.

The software also promotes security through fingerprint recognition.

The new iPhone 5s has a built-in fingerprint scanner that reads a users' prints using the home button.

Touch ID replaces an App Store password when buying music, apps or books.

It uses a 'laser cut sapphire crystal' to take a high-res image scan and the Touch ID software in iOS 7 determines whether the print belongs to the owner or not.

Apple reassured users that the feature is secure by explaining 'all fingerprint information is encrypted and stored securely inside the device's chip' adding the prints are not stored on an Apple server, or backed up to iCloud.

According to one comment on 'the NYPD getting the word out about iOS 7 is a GOOD THING for EVERYONE'.

'Less petty theft for the NYPD to be diverting resources to (they have a dedicated iPhone theft task force), less of your iPhones getting stolen. iPhone theft is a VERY well-documented problem in NYC,' said the person using the name, Jaro.

Apple customers worldwide have been able to download the company's latest operating system since September 18.

It is being hailed as a new beginning for the firm.

Everything from email to the calendar, texts, phone keypad, photos and notes look and work differently on the software.

Importantly, traditional icons have been scrapped under the redesign masterminded by Apple's British design chief Sir Jonathan Ive.

Ive introduced iOS 7 as an 'important new direction' when he showcased the software at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this year.

The operating system has a cleaner look than its predecessors and has been described by Apple's CEO Tim Cook as 'the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.'

Its launch last week coincides with the release of two new iPhones which went on sale on Friday.

Apple's iPhone 5S is a high-end model that has a fingerprint scanner built into the phone's home button.

It also comes with a 64-bit chip designed to make switching between apps and using the handset and software smoother and faster.

Apple's iOS 7 has been designed to make the iPhone appear bigger.

Its features are deliberately designed to take advantage of the entire screen on iPhones and iPads.

This has been criticised as Apple's attempt to rival phones with larger, five-inch and upward screens including Samsung's Galaxy S4 and the Note 3.

Text on iOS 7 appears sharper, while a Control Centre on the phone allows users to adjust settings with just one swipe from of the screen.


Source: Dailymail

El lunes fue dada a conocer la separación entre la intérprete Miley Cyrus y el actor Liam Hemsworth. Apenas un día después, diferentes medios especulan que el actor puede tener una relación amorosa con la mexicana eiza González.

La polémica cantante Miley Cyrus y Liam Hemsworth se conocieron en el 2010 durante las grabaciones de "The Last Song", la cual le dio una oportunidad a la joven actriz para desempeñarse en un contexto más adulto y serio. Por su parte Liam se consolidó como actor de cine en las películas de la trilogía "Los Juegos del Hambre".

Miley y Liam comenzaron una relación amorosa en junio del 2010 y desde entonces han estado en la mira de los medios internacionales, pues rompían con su relación y al poco tiempo se les volvía a ver juntos, el seis de mayo del 2012 anunciaron su futura boda, fue la revista People la primera en dar a conocer la noticia, tiempo después dicho compromiso se postergó.

Finalmente este lunes 15 de septiembre los representantes de ambos actores hicieron pública su separación.

¿Su nuevo amor?

Eiza González se mudó hace poco tiempo a Los Ángeles, con la finalidad de continuar con su trabajo actoral en Estados Unidos, pero la mexicana ya está dando de qué hablar, pues el diario británico Daily Mail publicó imágenes en las que se le ve junto a Liam en el Bungalow, club que se encuentra en Las Vegas.

Eiza González es conocida por su trabajo tanto actoral como musical, despuntó al interpretar a la protagonista de la telenovela "Lola", versión mexicana de la serie argentina "Floricienta", durante la grabación de este trabajo los medios nacionales mencionaban que la joven actriz sufría de trastornos alimenticios. Destaca su participación en la serie "Mujeres Asesinas", segunda edición, donde da vida a Gabriela. Eiza fue incluida en este 2013 en la lista Los 50 más bellos de la revista People en Español.

En el ámbito musical Eiza lanzó junto a los grupos RBD y Kudai la canción y el video "Estar Bien", parte de la campaña Elige estar bien contigo mismo en el 2008, la cual pretendía fomentar la salud, el deporte, la tecnología y la ecología entre los jóvenes mexicanos. El trabajo actoral más reciente de Eiza es en la telenovela "Amores Verdaderos", donde trabajó junto con Sebastián Rulli, Eduardo Yáñez y Érika Buenfil, esta producción terminó en mayo de este año, tiempo después la actriz que comenzó con el seudónimo de Michelle anunció que se mudaría a Estados Unidos.

Por su parte este año Hemsworth deberá promover la secuela de "Los Juegos del Hambre", la que llegará a las pantallas el próximo mes de noviembre, Cyrus lanzará su nuevo disco "Bangerz" el próximo ocho de octubre.

Del twerking y Beetlejuice a las quejas continuas

El canal estadounidense E! Entertaiment aseguró en su página online que Liam comenzó a sacar sus cosas de la casa de Miley cerca de la fecha de los Video Music Awards de MTV, donde la actriz ofreció una actuación que le valió el asombro del público por el baile que hizo junto al cantante Robin Thike y donde utilizó un bikini color carne lo que daba alusión a que estaba desnuda, por lo que en las redes sociales se convirtió en trending topic. También el video "Wrecking Ball" ha causado controversia, pues Mailey canta desnuda sobre una bola de demolición. A partir de esto las críticas y quejas del público en general sobre las actitudes de Miley se han visto tanto en redes sociales como en medios internacionales.

Lo conoces por protagonizar el papel de Will Blakelee en la exitosa película basada en el libro de Nicolas Sparks, "The Last Song" y se consolidó como actor en la saga basada en best-sellers "Los Juegos del Hambre", de la que apenas se ha estrenado una película.

Laura Griffin quien fuera novia de Liam, acusó a Miley de haberle robado a su novio, supuestamente ellos llevaban una relación de cinco años, la cual terminó cuando Miley y Liam se conocieron en las grabaciones de "The Last Song", en la cual compartieron créditos como pareja romántica, bajo la dirección de Julie Anne Robinson.

Liam y Miley comenzaron una relación en el 2010, la que hace unos días se dio por terminada, cuando los representantes de ambos actores lo anunciaran

La mexicana Eiza González se mudó recientemente a Estados Unidos y se le vio junto a Lim en un club de Las Vegas, por lo que se rumora que posiblemente tengan una relación amorosa.

Miley Cyrus
Edad: 21 años

La conoces por ser la hija del cantante de música country Bill Ray. En el 2006 despuntó como actriz en la serie original de Disney Channel, "Hannah Montana", donde interpreta el papel de Miley Stewart, además grabó la banda sonora dándose a conocer como cantante.

No deja de ser trending topic en la red social Twitter por su reciente actuación en los Video Music Awards de MTV.

Mantuvo un noviazgo de dos años con el cantante Nick Jonas, miembro de la banda Jonas Brothers, pero rompieron en el año 2011, se dijo que porque Miley le había dado un beso en público a Nick, lo que hizo que el joven se enojara pues había acordado mantener una relación secreta

En el 2009 Miley rompió con la relación sentimental que había durado nueve meses con Justin Gaston, modelo y cantante estadounidense

Liam Hemsworth y Miley se conocieron en las grabaciones de la película "The Last Song", así comenzaron un noviazgo, en el 2012 la revista People anunció el compromiso entre los actores, la supuesta boda nunca se realizó. Hace unos días se hizo público el rompimiento.

Eiza González
Edad: 23 años

La conoces por su despunte como actriz en la telenovela "Lola" y su participación junto con RBD y Kudai en la canción "Estar Bien". Además su cambio radical de imagen, pues se dice que se operó la nariz, los labios y los pómulos. Su pérdida de peso constante se le atribuye a problemas alimenticios.

Fue novia del cantante del grupo Mazapán, Pepe Pez.

A los 20 años se le relacionó sentimentalmente con Alejandro Fernández, pues se les vio juntos a altas horas de la noche.

En el 2011 se rumoró que la actriz era novia del actor venezolano Alejando Nones.

Tiempo después se confirmó la noticia de su noviazgo con el joven empresario Pepe Díaz.

Anunció el pasado 13 de agosto que luego de dos años de relación con Pepe Díaz se había llegado al final del noviazgo, varios rumores ya se habían desplegado por supuestas infidelidades por parte de él, además se dijo que Belinda pudo haber sido motivo de dicha separación

Fue vista con Liam Hemsworth charlando y disfrutando de cocteles en un área VIP de un club en Las Vegas, lo que ha dispersado rumores de un supuesto romance.

Source: Vanguardia

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Only one show could have ended "Mad Men"'s Emmy-winning streak and that was "Homeland." A winner in the drama categories last year for Best Series, Best Actor (Damian Lewis) and Best Actress (Claire Danes), the terrorism drama goes into tonight's ceremony with even more nominations- 11 to last year's 9-and higher stakes. If the show and its two stars repeat their wins, "Mad Men" will be an also-ran and the once-mighty HBO will look like a manufacturer of vanity projects.

For the show's much anticipated third season, the producers took a calculated risk: they left Brody (Lewis) out of the first two episodes.

"Brody's flight from America just made it impossible to include that story line in the first couple of episodes," said executive producer Alex Gansa at this summer's gathering of TV critics and reporters in Los Angeles, Calif.

It turns out, however, that Lewis is lucky to still be on the show at all. "[Killing Brody] is the conversation that we had at the end of the first year, and the conversation we had at the end of the second year," said Gansa in a post-panel interview. "But consider Damian Lewis. Are we going to get rid of this incredible presence?"

The answer, of course, is no, but what primarily saved Brody is that Showtime was determined to keep him. Where exactly he turns up in Season 3 remains a secret, but the trailer makes it appear that he's somewhere in the Middle East, where he spent eight years as a prisoner of war.

"Brody is on the lam," said Lewis, in a posh British accent that always surprises once you're used to hearing Lewis' perfect American accent on the show. "He's disappeared into a network of a tunnel system... and he's the most wanted criminal in the world, arguably, at this point.

"What will hopefully be of interest to the audience, is what state will he be in? Is he swanning around a yacht off the Côte d'Azur, surrounded by a bevy of Russian beauties - which was the pitch I plugged - or is he hidden away securely somewhere, or is he lost?"

In another controversial plot point, the writers also wanted Claire Danes' bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison to run off with Brody, her lover in Season 1. Instead, they were convinced it would be more characteristic for Carrie to stay home and help rebuild the CIA, which was bombed and eviscerated in a terrorist attack at the end of Season 2.

As Season 3 premieres, the "Homeland" characters that remain and are in the US - Carrie, her boss and mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) and Brody's wife, Jessica (Morena Baccarin), and children, Dana (Morgan Saylor) and Chris (Jackson Pace) - all find themselves in bleak places. Dana, polarizing character in Season 2, returns with an even bigger storyline in Season 3, serving somewhat as a replacement for her missing father.

Carrie, meanwhile, is alone and off her meds and desperately trying to convince herself that her new regime - exercise, meditation, tequila and the occasional bout of anonymous sex - can control her bipolar symptoms.

"Carrie is always sitting on her own personal ticking bomb, and it's just an impossible dilemma because she is not great on the meds and she's even worse off of them," said Danes. "But there's a really great sweet spot in the middle of those two states where she's exceptionally high-performing, and we get to enjoy her process of finding that balance."

Saul, as one of the few senior members of the CIA who is still alive, is now acting as director of the embattled agency. Saul's estranged wife, Mira (Sarita Choudhury), is back on the scene, but she doesn't seem any happier to be in the marriage and he, drinking himself to sleep every night, definitely doesn't. And Brody's family, particularly Dana, is barely keeping it together.

"The show very much lives in the collateral damage of this tragic situation, and so to play it any other way would have been emotionally counterfeit," said executive producer Howard Gordon.

According to Gansa, once Season 2 reached its explosive conclusion, the writers sat back and discussed possible paths for all of the characters until they found the ones that they thought worked best for each person. They also chose to start Season 3 about two months after the end of Season 2.

"We could have picked up the story two years later instead of two months later and just ignored the event altogether," says Gansa. "But ultimately we felt like we had to deal with those repercussions. If we picked up the very next day after the attack, we felt that everyone would be in the same emotional space with too much going on and too much overblown emotion, so we gave it a couple of months to settle."

While many critics complained that Season 2 was uneven and often inexplicable, Season 3 gets off on solid, if depressing, footing.

"We are not immune to criticism, but I think I learned my lesson and I'm not going defend this stuff," said Gansa. "The work has to speak for itself.We killed ourselves trying to make the best show we could in Seasons 1 and 2. The things we were worried about were not the things to which anyone else pointed.

"For example, we were worried about the attack in the tailor's shop in Season 2, while others were criticizing us for letting Brody walk around the Vice President's house without any Secret Service detail," Gansa explains. "It was like, really, that's what you are worried about? If you operate out of a position of fear, you are dead before you even begin. We built audience each week for this show and we got a bunch of Emmy nominations."

This year's Emmy Awards - where "Homeland" is sure to be recognized - take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, just one week before the show's third-season premiere on Sunday, September 29 on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET.

Source: Nypost

Saturday, September 21, 2013

By Brendan O'Brien

(Reuters) - A lawyer for pro football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers said on Saturday he would drop a federal lawsuit filed on the former player's behalf that accuses the National Football League of failing to warn him about and protect him against head injuries.

Attorney John Winters told Reuters he would voluntarily withdraw the lawsuit, filed on Friday in United States District Court in Chicago, after hearing from the Sayers' family that the Chicago Bears great no longer wanted to pursue the matter.

Attempts by Reuters to get comment from Sayers were unsuccessful.

The lawsuit came three weeks after the league agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by thousands of former players, many suffering from dementia and health problems, who accused the league of hiding the dangers of brain injuries.

Winters said Sayers, 70, contacted him earlier in the week, wanting to know about the concussion lawsuit against the NFL.

"After that conversation, he instructed me to file a lawsuit and then today I found out through family members he no longer wants to pursue it," Winters told Reuters on Saturday.

The lawsuit also accused helmet maker Riddell of failing to warn him of the risks of concussions, and of not disclosing that the helmets would not prevent concussions.

Sayers, known as the Kansas Comet, played running back for Chicago from 1965 to 1972, when he retired in the preseason. Sayers led the league twice in rushing and was a four-time Pro Bowler during his career that was cut short by knee injuries.

Sayers was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

In 1970, he published a memoir, "I am Third," describing his rise to football glory and his friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer. The autobiography was the basis for the 1971 film "Brian's Song."

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Karen Brooks and Peter Cooney)

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Recently convicted Jonesboro mayor Leslie Thompson was arrested Friday morning after his bond was revoked.

Thompson was convicted earlier this month of three counts of malfeasance in office. He was taken to the Jackson Parish Correctional Center and has a hearing scheduled for Monday.

Prosecuting attorney Lee Hall petitioned for revocation because Thompson was still trying perform his duties as mayor.

Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown said, "When you're convicted of a felony, certain statutes say you can't act in official duties. The (district attorney's) complaint was that he was still trying to perform his duties as mayor."

In a television interview following Monday night's town council meeting, Thompson indicated his wife would be the perfect choice for mayor because of his familiarity with the town's finances.

During Monday's meeting, the town council voted to appoint Yoshi Thompson — Leslie Thompson's wife — as interim mayor. Fiscal administrator Kenneth Folden vetoed that appointment under new powers given to him by the legislature.

While Devin Flowers is the mayor pro tem for Jonesboro, Folden has the final say over any town appointments and spending.

Judge Jimmy Teat will preside over Monday's hearing.

Source: Thenewsstar