Trial begins for man accused of fatal Father’s Day stabbing outside shopping centre

A supermarket carpark dust-up is alleged to have led to a man being fatally stabbed on a Queensland highway, with one of the wounds so deep it “penetrated his heart”, a jury has been told.

Alex Robert Smart is facing a single count of murder following the horrifying incident on Father’s Day in 2019.

On the first day of his trial on Tuesday, Mr Smart pleaded not guilty to murdering Tylor Bell.

Brisbane Supreme Court was told Mr Bell was waiting for his father to get groceries at a shopping centre in Gympie, north of Brisbane, before his death on September 1, 2019.

Camera IconAlex Robert Smart has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Tylor Bell on Father’s Day 2019. Credit: News Regional Media, Facebook

During her opening address, Crown prosecutor Dejana Kovac told the jury a “quick exchange” took place with Mr Smart as the younger Mr

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Prodege Hits Unicorn Status In a Changing Privacy Landscape

When Apple changed its privacy rules in April 2021 to require that companies get permission before collecting user data online, retailers and digital brands were left scrambling to find new avenues to amass information about shoppers.

The answer may lie in online surveys.

Prodege, a market research and consumer polling startup, attained unicorn status last month thanks to a service that rewards users for completing questionnaires and making purchases on its apps and websites like Swagbucks and MyPoints. The El Segundo-based company then sells information about shoppers’ habits and preferences back to market research firms and retail clients such as Walmart, Clorox and DoorDash.

“We get the member—the consumer—to give us their permission to have a quid pro quo,” said Prodege Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chuck Davis, who was named CEO in 2014 and previously held the same role at movie ticket retailer Fandango and ecommerce website Shopzilla.


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The Best Men’s Denim Jackets, From Oversized Fits to Classic Truckers

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As summer approaches, now’s a good time to invest in a jean jacket. Light enough to be sported on a summer evening, but comfy enough to hold off any chilly nights, denim outerwear is a year-round essential. And for this summer, a nice light wash — or even a different color dye — could be the perfect fit for you.

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Song Kang forecasts fashion trends

Just like his character Lee Si Woo can forecast the weather, Song Kang knows what rains and what shines in the world of fashion.  

Song Kang sports classic and versatile fashion pieces from Penshoppe’s Color

The 28-year-old South Korean actor has captured spotlights and hearts as Lee Si Woo in his latest K Drama hit Forecasting Love & Weather, playing the role of a weather forecasting genius who braves the storms of a seemingly complicated love story. 

Fans bid goodbye to the beloved character in the series finale which aired in April, but he isn’t done channeling Lee Si Woo just yet.   

The actor stars in a new Penshoppe campaign for the brand’s newest In Color Collection—a line of classic and versatile fashion pieces that come in vibrant hues and are accentuated with polychromatic details. 

In an exclusive interview with Penshoppe, Song Kang shares his forecast for the future

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