Aaron Camper’s early memories of the Philly music scene came from being an eager, talented 18 year-old roaming the halls of Larry Gold’s “The Studio,” — now Milk Boy The Studio — when the collective energy of artists like The Roots, Bilal, Musiq Soulchild and Jill Scott were just beginning to bubble over into mainstream music. Camper recalls seeing all of these artists pushing the limits of soul and R&B music, as well as their own sounds to the next level. Turns out, Camper was right at home amongst these musical giants. Since those days, Camper has gone on to tour the world alongside of many of music’s biggest stars, including Chris Brown, Jill Scott and Justin Timberlake. Now, the world is about to find out that the voice behind these powerhouse artists is a star in the making as well. Not only is Camper a talented vocalist and performer, but he’s also creative and sought-after songwriter. He’s composed songs with artists like Dirty Money and Jason Nelson, and even pens many of his own records. In 2011, Camper made a bold step and dropped his mixtape Welcome to My World with friend and business partner, highly-acclaimed musical director, Adam Blackstone. The mixtape was released under Blackstone’s label, BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE) and garnered its own buzz as Camper traveled performing shows between his background gigs with major headliners. The project showcased his songwriting and eclectic musical taste which ranges from The Winans to Phil Collins. If you’ve seen Aaron live then you know that something special happens when he steps on stage, whether he’s the forefront or holding it down on background. His voice is full of emotion and his live set is fun and always tells a story. He takes you back to your 90s hip-hop favorites and transitions seamlessly into his songs like “Breaking My Heart” and “Madness.” Philly 360° caught up with Camper while on break from touring with Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Music Tour. We followed along as Aaron performed alongside of powerhouse lineup that included Eric Roberson, She Is Phoenix, Astronauts Really Fly and Kontraband 215 for the hit music showcase Aaron Camper & Friends. Check out our recap here. This Maryland native and adopted Philadelphian has deep Philly ties and continues to remain connected to the Philly music scene — even if he just drops in town for a few weeks between tour dates. Aaron recently collaborated with West Philly emcee Chill Moody for their song “So in Love” and is currently cooking up some goodness with music producers Dilemma and JoeLogic. We’re pretty sure that there will be some new music coming from the Aaron’s camp very soon. A genuine spirit and incredibly talented artists, it’s time everyone in Philly, and beyond, gets to know Aaron Camper. Take a look at our exclusive video below. Watch Philly 360°’s exclusive with singer/songwriter Aaron Camper. Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage(D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly)
Software-first networking can be an interesting theory or a transformative technology for enterprise computing. Which one it is depends on your perspective…and maybe your age.Many of today’s enterprise IT leaders will remember the glory days of infrastructure expansion. If you needed more CPU or storage, it was easy and relatively inexpensive to throw new hardware at the problem of scale and capacity.While that approach was not sustainable, it helped to establish a habitual response to IT challenges: more hardware. For a while it seemed that any computing, storage, or networking problem could be solved by more or better boxes.But the modern IT landscape has blown that assumption out of the water. Data volumes and encryption demands are orders of magnitude larger than they were a mere two decades ago. Computing power has increased exponentially and predictably such that dual-socket servers with 44 cores (88 threads) are now readily available. Eye-popping volumes of corporate data and off-the-charts processing power can be a powerful combination…if your network can move data efficiently enough.Enter the software-first approach. It is a strategy that removes barriers that arise when IT services are bound to physical devices. While you can’t entirely ignore hardware, the right components can prepare you for the future of software-defined everything. Intel and Citrix are working together to help you make a successful transition from a hardware-centric network into a software-defined network (SDN).Hardware Versus SoftwareA hardware-defined network has inherent limitations associated with physical devices. These limitations constrict data flow and make it harder to scale, upgrade, or otherwise transform your data center.A software-first strategy shifts your company’s infrastructure from being overly reliant on hardware. The strategy looks to software solutions, rather than more hardware, to give your data center the agility and throughput that it needs to process today’s gigantic volumes of structured and unstructured data—even when that data is encrypted.One way to begin the software-first journey is to incorporate automation into the network by way of application delivery controllers (ADCs).You might be thinking, “But, Tim, you just told me that moving toward a software-first strategy is the way to go. An ADC is a piece of hardware.” You’re right—at least partially. You can’t replace your hardware-centric data center with a software-centric one over night, but you can take small steps toward your software-defined infrastructure (SDI) goal.Your First StepsIf you want to move toward an SDN, you’re going to want Citrix NetScaler. NetScaler is an ADC that can be deployed as a physical, virtual, physical-virtual hybrid, or containerized appliance. Because each iteration of NetScaler shares a single API and set of code, it’s much easier to transition from a physical NetScaler ADC to a virtual ADC than it would be to install or upgrade hardware. The shared code base and API also mean that NetScaler integrates with your heterogeneous environment regardless of hypervisor, cloud, orchestration platform, or fabric architecture.For example, you could deploy Citrix NetScaler MPX today—that’s the bare-metal version—to optimize network traffic. Then when you’re ready to start walking the software-defined road, you can switch to Citrix NetScaler SDX, which is a physical appliance that supports multiple virtual instances of NetScaler software. Then, once you’re ready to move your network control into the virtual space, you can upgrade to Citrix NetScaler VPX, a virtual appliance.If you’re a cloud-based provider or app developer, the micro-version of NetScaler VPX, known as NetScaler CPXOpens in a new window, might be your best bet.Software-first SupportRunning NetScaler on the Intel Xeon processor E5 family can propel you into the software-first arena. NetScaler was designed to capitalize on technology built into the Intel Xeon processor E5 v4 family allowing NetScaler to bypass main memory and route data through to the L3 cache, which can reach sizes up to 55 MB. That puts data even closer to the processor.The Intel Xeon processor E5 family is available in a variety of configurations, so you can choose the processor that best fits your data center’s needs. The Intel Xeon processor E5 v4 family supports up to 1.5 TB of fast memory (DDR3/DDR4). Other Intel technologies baked into the processor enhance security and accelerate encryption.Read MoreThere’s a lot more to the symbiosis between the Intel Xeon processor E5 family and Citrix NetScaler than this blog can cover. Read our latest paper, Citrix and Intel Help Advance Next-Generation Data Centers with NetScaler,Opens in a new window to get the full picture.To stay up to date on the latest big data news and developments, check out the #TechTim community on Twitter, and follow me @TimIntel.
Mouth stroke Reaching out to touch or stroke the mouth of another chimpanzee or bonobo means “Give that to me.” It’s usually a request for food. Present (grooming) Sitting down or standing beside another individual and presenting a body part, a gesture used by both species, means “Will you groom me?” Arm raise This gesture is used by both species, but it has different meanings for each. Chimpanzees raise an arm to say “Give it to me,” or to ask another chimpanzee to move closer or farther away. A bonobo uses the signal to ask whether they can climb aboard, or to initiate grooming or copulation. Want to say “Hello,” but don’t know the local language? Try waving your hand. Such gestures, common among humans, are also surprisingly similar among chimpanzees and bonobos, our closest great ape relatives. Now, a new study has identified numerous gestures that mean the same thing to both species. That suggests these signals have biological underpinnings and could be inherited from our last common ancestor.Gestures, signals often used to get someone’s attention or ask for or stop something, are not technically languages. They don’t have specific linguistic and grammatical rules or accepted vocabularies. But gestures still have meaning: Among chimpanzees, for example, scientists have documented that many of their movements—from mouth stroking to request food or arm raising to request grooming—are used to elicit specific responses from other chimpanzees. Researchers have now found something similar in bonobos, great apes closely related to chimpanzees but with longer legs, pink lips, and long hair that’s parted in the middle on their heads.Scientists started by shooting and analyzing videos of wild bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When a bonobo made a common gesture that brought a consistent, satisfying response from others, it was added to the list. For example, when one bonobo looked at another while loudly scratching one arm, the second often responded by grooming the first. Because the first bonobo was almost always satisfied by this response, the researchers concluded that a “big, loud scratch” is a request for grooming. The scientists next compared the bonobo gestures to those of chimpanzees, and found that their repertoires overlapped by about 90%, significantly more than “would be expected by chance,” says lead author Kirsty Graham, a comparative psychologist at the University of York in the United Kingdom. Hand fling A kind of slapping motion used by both chimpanzees and bonobos to tell one another to move away. Bonobos also use it to tell one another to stop doing something. Glossary By Virginia MorellFeb. 27, 2018 , 2:00 PM Big loud scratch Bonobos ask another bonobo to groom them by scratching a shoulder. Chimpanzees do the same, but the gesture may also be an invitation to travel together, follow, or climb aboard. Chimpanzees, bonobos, and even humans may share ancient body language The similar gestures with similar meanings are probably part of “an old repertoire that’s biologically inherited,” says Graham, whose team reports its findings today in PLOS Biology. 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He seems to do it to emphasize his request to another bonobo—and it works.Because a high percentage of the gestures and meanings are shared by bonobos and chimpanzees, the researchers suggest that the same gestures with the same meanings may have also been used by the last common ancestor (Pan-Homo) of these great apes and humans. All three species, the scientists hypothesize, use these gestures (although human gestures do require further study) because they are inherited biologically. Alternatively, the apes could have evolved the gestures and their meanings independently, but the researchers consider this an “unlikely” scenario.The study may raise more questions than it answers, however, says Richard Moore, a cognitive scientist at Humboldt University in Berlin. The paper, he notes, analyzes only “broadly categorized gestures” that would be “potentially comprehensible between [the two] species,” and does not demonstrate that bonobos and chimpanzees actually understand each other’s gestures. Moreover, the study does not include small, but important details that might differ between the two species’ gestures or vocalizations they might add when gesturing and that would make it more difficult for a bonobo to correctly interpret a chimpanzee’s gestures or vice versa.Still, Moore says, “The data are interesting and a good starting point for future research.” Graham’s team is now launching a study to see how people respond to the apes’ gestures to find out how many of these humans understand, and whether they overlap with gestures we commonly use.*Correction, 28 February, 10:15 a.m.: An earlier version of this post misstated the location of the wild bonobos.
Top doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will be eyeing their seventh title together after entering the final of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament here on Friday.The No.1 seeds brushed aside the challenge of No.4 seeded Chinese Taipean duo of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan 6-2, 6-1 in just 53 minutes.They won 53 of the 88 total points and converted five of the 10 break points received in a completely one-sided affair to set up a final date against the unseeded Romanian pair of Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu.Camelia Begu-Niculescu defeated Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4,1-6,10-8 also on Friday.The Indo-Swiss pair earlier defeated fifth seeded American pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-2, 6-2 in the last eight stage.Sania-Martina recently won the Guangzhou Open. They have won an impressive six titles together including triumphs at Wimbledon and US Open.
Indian cricket team players during a practice session at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. The T20 series-opener will be played in New Delhi on November 3 and will be followed by matches in Rajkot and Nagpur. – PTI × Bangladesh Indian Cricket Team The youngsters on the fringes will line up for another World Twenty20 audition while a few seniors will try to get back into the groove when firm-favourite India take on Bangladesh in the smog-hit series-opener here on Sunday. Questions have been raised over the rationale behind hosting the match in Delhi at a time when the national capital is battling post-Diwali air pollution but the BCCI ruled out shifting the tie at the last minute due to logistic issues. The visiting side is not complaining but pollution, the resultant health concerns and the ban imposed on Bangladesh’s iconic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan just before the tour has definitely hogged more limelight in the build-up to the three-match series. The teams are ready to battle it out and with no established name figuring in India’s bowling department, it will be an opportunity for Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube, his statemate Shardul Thakur and Rajasthan’s Deepak Chahar to show what they bring to the table. There are still around 20 matches that India will play before next year’s World T20 in Australia but the Indian team management has said that it would prefer to identify the core of the team without much tinkering. Considering the same, it is time for these youngsters, including spin all-rounder Washington Sundar, to make a case for themselves. Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma is in perilous form and he would look to carry his Test form into the shortest format. But his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan is yet to find that big knock after making a comeback to white-ball cricket from a thumb injury that had cut short his 50-over World Cup in England. The Delhi left-hander had scores of 36 and 40 during the South Africa series and struggled to find runs during the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he managed just one half-century in seven matches. Among others, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya and local boy Rishabh Pant look certainty in the middle order. If Shivam Dube is handed his much-awaited India debut, he will have to be placed up in the batting order, considering his big-hitting ability. Dube’s selection in the playing XI will rule out both Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson because the remaining slots are likely to be taken by Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar. Like Dhawan, it’s also an opportunity for leg-spinner Chahal to earn back his place in the Indian side. Getting limited opportunities this year has put brakes on his career which at one time soared in company of Kuldeep Yadav. With Chahal likely to be preferred for usually low-slow Kotla surface, an off-spinner in Washington Sundar will be a more useful option than fielding leg spinner Rahul Chahar. The team may not field two wrist spinners and Sundar’s superior batting ability gives him an edge. For India, it’s also a chance to work out a strategy to do well when it bats first. The team management has identified this as an issue since if the top order fails, the middle order does not inspire much confidence. Bangladesh have emerged as a potent Asian cricketing force, replacing struggling Sri Lanka in that position, but the neighbouring side has not been in the best of form, of late. Afghanistan trumped them for a historic Test win in Chittagong in September, though Bangladesh did a decent job in the following T20 tri-series, winning three of the four matches they played but not before losing a T20 to the Asian minnows. Bangladesh would still present a good challenge, especially with their strong batting line up which is led by skipper Mahmudullah Riyad. But they will definitely miss charismatic skipper Shakib, who has been banned by the ICC for failing to report corrupt approaches. In his absence, the onus will also be on Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarker to deliver the goods.Squads: India: Rohit Sharma (c), Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, K L Rahul, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur. Bangladesh: Mahmudullah Riyad (C), Taijul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Kumer Das, Soumya Sarker, Naim Sheikh, Mushfiqur Rahhim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Aminul Islam Biplob, Arafat Sunny, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman and Shafiul Islam. Published on Indian cricket team players during a practice session at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. The T20 series-opener will be played in New Delhi on November 3 and will be followed by matches in Rajkot and Nagpur. – PTI SHARE November 02, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL cricket COMMENT sport Ahead of the November 3 game, questions have been raised over the rationale behind hosting the match in Delhi at a time when the national capital is battling post-Diwali air pollution COMMENTS
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MARIN, December 12, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 Print Close My location zoom On Tuesday December 10th Peter Noble (President of SNAME) and Robert Hanraads (the Nautical Institute) jointly opened the new bridge simulator at the MARIN offices in Houston. They were asked by MARIN for this event to illustrate that this simulator was built as a bridge between engineering and operations.Watched by representatives of oil majors, engineering companies and offshore contractors, Robert Hanraads then safely performed the first offloading operation on the simulator.At the preceding lunch, MARIN President Dr. Bas Buchner explained why MARIN built the simulator in Houston: “To develop safer and smarter offshore structures and operations, MARIN wants to use its simulations, model tests, training and full scale monitoring activities in an integrated way. The new simulator allows direct interaction between engineers and operational personnel and opens new possibilities for more operational input in the design in the Houston area.”With its 6 projectors the new simulator gives a very realistic view of the surroundings of the ship, including platforms in the area, tugs, realistic ports, waves and weather. The bridge has a professional instrument panel with electronic charts, system information and radar. The simulator runs with the same software as the desktop simulation programs used by MARIN for engineering studies and third party verification during the design. The software is extensively validated with MARIN’s basin tests and full scale monitoring.MARIN already performs many studies for US clients in its simulators in The Netherlands. Arjan Voogt, manager of MARIN’s Houston office commented: “With this Houston simulator studies can be done close to the offices of oil majors and majors contractors. This allows more involvement and interaction for the engineers and operators”.
zoom The Liberian Registry said the entry of private equity funding into the ship finance market is helping to sustain its continued growth.Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian registry, said, “Owners are ordering ships again, and there is a great deal of private equity funding entering the market, in the US and elsewhere, which is filling the shortfall created by a reduction in traditional bank finance for shipping. Liberia has the second-highest share based on market capitalisation of shipping companies listed on the US stock exchange, behind only the US. Well-informed private equity investors recognise Liberia’s pedigree in shipping, and understand that it is a key player in the market.”The Liberian Registry continues to grow with the addition of ships from both existing and new owners. The fleet now stands at approximately 4,000 ships, aggregating 136m gt and over 207m dwt, which is nearly 40% larger than its closest rival, Marshall Islands.Bergeron continues, “We have stood by our owners during what has been a difficult five-year period, and now we are starting to see a recovery in the market.”Greek interests are playing a major role in publicly traded US companies, and figures released by the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) show that, in deadweight terms, 17 per cent of Greek-controlled ships were registered under the Liberian flag at end-March, 2014 – second only to the Greek national flag itself.This is an increase of 3.5m dwt on last year. A total of 678 Greek-controlled ships, aggregating 49.05m dwt, are currently registered with Liberia, compared to 819 vessels aggregating 76.11m dwt flying the Greek flag.Scott Bergeron says, “Liberia and Greece share a strong maritime tradition of successful co-operation dating back 65 years to the birth of the Liberian Registry. It is a source of great satisfaction to know that Greek owners still value the efficiency, safety and responsiveness of the Liberian flag administration.”LISCR, April 14, 2014
Alors que de plus en plus de cas de grippe saisonnière sont confirmés, on encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner et à prendre des mesures de prévention pour éviter de contracter la grippe. Dre Maureen Baikie, médecin-hygiéniste en chef adjointe de la Nouvelle-Écosse, souligne que même si la grippe n’est pas encore largement répandue dans la province, de plus en plus de gens contractent les souches H3N2 et H1N1 de la grippe saisonnière. « L’activité grippale est présente depuis environ un mois dans la province, et bien qu’elle ne soit pas encore largement répandue, certaines personnes qui contractent la grippe présentent des symptômes graves, a dit Dre Baikie. Il est important que les Néo-Écossais prennent des mesures de prévention pour réduire la propagation de la maladie et surtout qu’ils se fassent vacciner. Cette année, le vaccin protège à la fois contre la grippe H3N2 et la grippe H1N1. » Depuis le début de la saison grippale, qui s’étend de septembre 2010 à septembre 2011, la Province a rapporté 19 cas confirmés de grippe H3N2 et H1N1, et quelques cas d’hospitalisation. L’activité grippale est plus répandue dans certaines régions de la province, notamment dans les régies Capital, Guysborough Antigonish Strait et Cape Breton. Alors que la saison grippale se poursuit, il y aura encore plus de cas de grippe à l’échelle de la province. « Le niveau d’activité grippale en Nouvelle-Écosse est semblable à celui qui est signalé dans les autres régions, a dit Dre Baikie. Il est important de noter qu’il n’est jamais trop tard pour se faire vacciner afin de se protéger contre la grippe et d’éviter la propagation aux membres de sa famille. Cette année, le vaccin correspond aux souches de la grippe qui circulent. » Les Néo-Écossais qui souhaitent se faire vacciner doivent communiquer avec leur médecin ou avec le bureau de la santé publique de leur région. En attendant, les mesures de prévention constituent la meilleure façon de rester en bonne santé. Il faut donc se laver les mains souvent, se couvrir la bouche avec la manche pour tousser ou éternuer et désinfecter souvent les surfaces et articles couramment utilisés tels que les poignées de porte et les comptoirs. Si vous présentez des symptômes de la grippe, restez à la maison et minimisez le plus possible les contacts avec les membres de votre famille. Si les symptômes s’aggravent, il faut consulter un médecin ou visiter une clinique sans rendez-vous. Le gouvernement provincial publie un rapport sur les maladies respiratoires, y compris la grippe saisonnière et le H1N1, tous les mercredis. Vous pouvez le consulter (en anglais seulement) à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdpc/respiratory-watch.asp
Dehradun: The Uttarakhand police is expecting over 3 crore people to attend the 13-day kanwar yatra that began in Haridwar on Wednesday. Kanwarias, devotees of Lord Shiva, have started pouring into the holy city with the beginning of Sawan, the fifth month of the Hindu calendar. Attired in saffron robes and holding kanwars for carrying water from the river Ganga, the kanwarias from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh began to converge into the holy city since early morning. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! According to Haridwar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Janmejay Khanduri, due to the lunar eclipse this time the number of kanwarias is expected to be less till July 22. “We are expecting heavy rush only after July 22,” he said. Welcoming kanwarias, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat prayed for their safe and successful journeys. All necessary facilities, like drinking water, were being provided, he said. Officials have been asked to ensure that kanwarias did not face any difficulty during their journeys. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Director General of Police (DGP) Anil Raturi said, nearly 10,000 police, home guard and central armed police force personnel had been deployed in Haridwar, Rishikesh and other kanwar yatra zones to keep the vigil. The dak kanwar, where kanwarias use automobiles, would start on July 26, Raturi said. The mela area in Haridwar had been divided into 10 super zones, to be supervised by officers of the rank of Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Raturi said. As the Laxman Jhula has been closed due to safety reasons, kanwarias will be guided through alternate routes, like IDPL and Mohan Chatti bridges, to go to the Neelkanth temple near Rishikesh. Instructions have also issued that pilgrims coming for the Charhdam yatra should not face any difficulty due to the kanwar mela.
WINNIPEG — A woman says she helped hide another woman’s dead body in a barrel filled with chemicals because the man accused in the killing had total control over her after years of abuse.“He probably could have told me to try and catch the sun and I would have done it,” Holley Sullivan, 30, told jurors Friday at Perez Cleveland’s first-degree murder trial.Cleveland, 46, has pleaded not guilty in the death of 42-year-old Jennifer Barrett, whose body was found in a barrel behind their Winnipeg home in 2016.Earlier this week, court heard that Cleveland shared the house with his adult daughter and five women who were described in court by one of them as “sister wives.”Sullivan started dating Cleveland after they met while working at a call centre in Toronto in 2010. She was 21 and he was 36. She told court she didn’t know he was also in a relationship with another woman until she moved in with them the following year.“Perez was very charming,” she said.Yet, she described years of physical violence in the household.GRAPHIC WARNING: This story contains details that may disturb some readers.On one occasion, he threatened her with a meat cleaver while she was stripped naked and wrapped in duct tape, Sullivan said. Another time, he tied her to a bed and attempted to sexually assault her with a hot curling iron.One of Barrett’s family members left the courtroom as other graphic abuse was detailed — the use of crossbows and the staging of a so-called kill room from the television show “Dexter.”Sullivan said Cleveland’s favourite phrase was: “If you cannot listen, then you must feel.”He also threatened to hurt her family if she ever tried to leave, she said.Court heard that the unusual group — which Barrett joined in 2012 — moved to Winnipeg in 2014. Soon after, Sullivan was jailed for a credit card scam that she said she did at Cleveland’s behest.By her release in 2016, two more women had joined the group, including Jessica Reid, 36, who testified Thursday about similar beatings in the home.Cleveland’s lawyer has argued that Reid was jealous of Barrett’s relationship with Cleveland and acted violently toward Barrett. Reid is also charged with being an accessory after the fact, but her case has not yet gone to trial.“Perez had an uncanny knack of making them think the abuse he inflicted on them was their fault,” Sullivan testified.She told court that in August 2016, Cleveland punished Barrett over several days in the basement of their house because he believed she was cheating on him.The marks of extreme violence were all over Barrett’s body, said Sullivan, who added she helped the woman shower because she couldn’t lift her arms. “She was literally black and blue from head to toe.”Cleveland later told her that Barrett had died and asked her and Reid to dispose of the body, Sullivan said, because she had a diploma in forensic biotechnology.She told court she researched liquid cremations online, and she and Reid placed Barrett’s body in a barrel with a mix of drain cleaner and water. They also heated up the barrel with a blowtorch to speed up decomposition.Sullivan told the jury she lived with Cleveland for a few months after Barrett’s death, then went to a women’s shelter.“He said to me that Jen was an accident, but he was going to kill me intentionally and enjoy it,” Sullivan said.The trail is to continue on Tuesday with her cross examination by the defence.Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press
MAGOG, Que. — Police east of Montreal arrested a 50-year-old woman for driving under the influence on Sunday as she came to bail out her daughter who had been arrested on a similar offence just hours earlier.Magog police say the two women had their licences suspended for 90 days and were released on a promise to appear at the courthouse in Sherbrooke, Que.Police say officers responding to a call about a car stopped along the side of a main road found a 27-year-old woman allegedly under the effects of alcohol.She was arrested and taken to the police station but refused a breathalyzer test, which added to the charges she faces.When the young woman’s mother arrived at the police station to retrieve her daughter about 1 a.m. Sunday, police noted she too seemed under the influence of alcohol.The mother failed a breathalyzer and was also arrested for impaired driving.Magog is about 125 kilometres east of Montreal.The Canadian Press
New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords’ new single went straight to number one on iTunes on Friday, with proceeds going to a great cause.The song, (Feel Inside) And Stuff Like That, was part of the Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids TV extravaganza, and features the vocals of some of New Zealand’s best loved singers, including Dave Dobbyn.The lyrics of the new song came straight from the words of children interviewed by the Conchords.The TV event raised over $1.3 million for Cure Kids, a charity that aims to find cures for the life-threatening illnesses that affect many of the country’s children.The song and album went to number one on iTunes in New Zealand within 90 minutes of its release.“We are incredibly excited by the calibre of stars who have given us their valuable time and we are so grateful for their passion and drive to help us raise awareness of what Cure Kids does,” says Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee.“It’s humbling and inspiring to know our mission to improve the health of children through research and its outcomes resonates with all of New Zealand – from international names giving us so much of their time and backing, through to schools in every community holding fundraising events, putting on a red nose and being silly for a very serious cause.”Video: Flight of the Conchords – Feel Inside (and stuff like that) – KARAOKEYou can download the song from: iTunes New Zealand, Amplifier.co.nz or MarbecksDigital.co.nzCopyright ©2012Look to the Stars
Advertisement In one episode of Bobby Del Rio’s web series In Real Life, the hero finds himself targeted by bullied online. You could say it’s a case of IRL imitating art. Del Rio’s been through all that stuff before, as he reveals in this latest Heartbreak to Art video.A veteran member of Toronto’s film and theatre community, he says he’s definitely had some trouble with trolls. And though he told himself the internet just brings out the “worst of humanity,” the comments did their damage. “Emotionally, I felt like nothing else existed,” he says in the video — but he took those feelings, and put them into his web series.Get a quick intro to the artist, and read his advice for those being bullied online. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter
DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly.The recall covers Dodge Dart compact cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions.The company says a bushing can fail, causing the shifter cable to come loose from the transmission. That means when a driver shifts to park or another gear, the gear may not change and the car could roll away.Fiat Chrysler says it doesn’t know of any related crashes or injuries. But it advises owners to shut off the engine and set the parking brake before leaving the cars.Dealers will replace the bushing at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start May 31.The Associated Press
The idea of innovative finance was first identified at the United Nations Conference on Financing for Development in 2002 in Monterrey, Mexico, which resulted in the adoption of a landmark partnership agreement by developed and developing countries focusing on issues such as domestic resource mobilization, foreign direct investment (FDI), trade and debt relief.Innovative financing aims to find sustainable sources of funding that do not substitute official development aid (ODA), and to date, has raised hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide.Since the Monterrey gathering, major initiatives have been launched to help achieve development goals, and eight of them will be convening tomorrow. These include (Product) Red, which raises funds to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and is one of the largest consumer-based fundraising efforts by the private sector for an international humanitarian issue.At tomorrow’s meeting, Mr. Ban seeks to create a dialogue among the initiatives on best practices, how to coordinate action, developing new projects and raising awareness about the need to develop innovative finance as a means to reaching development targets.Also tomorrow in Geneva, the Secretary-General will address the Conference on Disarmament, participate in the World Health Assembly and meet with representatives of vaccine companies.Mr. Ban arrived in Geneva from Bahrain, where he attended yesterday’s launch of the “Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction” by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).The 200-page study finds that global disaster risk is on the rise because of unsafe cities, environmental destruction and climate change, jeopardizing the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide.While in the country, Mr. Ban held talks with the Foreign Minister of Sudan, and the two discussed Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the situation in Darfur, and Sudan-Chad-related issues. He also met with Bahrain’s King and Prime Minister, as well as the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and those discussions centred on disaster risk reduction, climate change and the Middle East, including Gaza.Also in Bahrain, the Secretary-General visited the country’s Supreme Council for Women, where he reaffirmed his commitment to promote the empowerment of women.“This effort is one of my highest priorities,” he said in an address. “And it includes ending the appalling violence that so many women and girls face.” 18 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will preside over a meeting tomorrow in Geneva to identify pioneering financing solutions for development, as people in developing countries have been made more vulnerable by the current economic crisis which has intensified disparities between wealthy and poor nations.
Three men are in custody following a shooting in Hamilton’s east end Wednesday afternoon.Hamilton Police were called to Delawana Dr E of Centennial Parkway around 1:30 after reports of gunfire. Police say a fight broke out between four men, and that’s when it escalated.The men resorted to using weapons, one of them a firearm. At least two vehicles have been seized, one of them with at least one bullet hole in it. Three Hamilton men are facing a number of charges: Vira Danh, 23, possession of a dangerous weapon & mischief under $5,000Vi Rith Danh, 22, possession of a dangerous weapon & mischief under $5,000Ayman Adulreheem, 19, possession of a dangerous weapon, breach of recognizance and breach of probation.Police expect to remain in the area for more days as the investigation continues. If you know anything, Detective Sandy Walters wants to hear from you at 905-546-2920; or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that at the beginning of 2003, there were an estimated 10.3 million refugees worldwide, a decrease of 1.7 million compared to a year earlier. But the total population of concern to UNHCR, including refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as those who returned during the year, increased slightly from 19.8 million in early 2002 to some 20. 5 million in early 2003, it added.UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski told a press briefing in Geneva the main reason for the refugee decline was the repatriation of Afghans from Pakistan and Iran, and he said that this weekend the number was poised to pass a quarter million for 2003, bringing the total since the fall of the Taliban regime to well over 2 million. But, he added, 4 million Afghans still remain in Pakistan and Iran.The agency also launched today a major repatriation of some 220,000 Angolans living mainly in camps in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The return, to take place in several phases over the next two years and eventually bring home a third of those driven from their country by nearly three decades of civil war, began with two convoys of 500 people from three camps in the DRC. Since May 2002, some 100,000 Angolans have already returned home on their own.Figures released by UNHCR also showed that 76,000 refugees from Sierra Leone, 53,000 from Burundi, 37,000 from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 32,000 Somalis and 32,000 from Timor-Leste returned home in 2002.But nearly 300,000 refugees became newly displaced, including 105,000 from Liberia, 39,000 from DRC, 29,000 from Burundi, 24,000 from Somalia, 22,000 from Cote d’Ivoire and 20,000 from Central African Republic.Despite the mass return of Afghan refugees, Asia continues to host the largest refugee population (4.2 million), although its share in the global number fell from 48 per cent to 40 per cent. Africa hosts the second largest (3.3 million), followed by Europe (2.2. million), North America (610,000), Oceania (65,000) and Latin America and the Caribbean (41,000).
Junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger spikes the ball during a match against Dabrowa Sept. 4 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-2.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe No. 13 Ohio State women’s volleyball team finished its non-conference schedule 12-0 after sweeping all three matches at the Blue and White Classic in Buffalo, N.Y., this weekend.The Buckeyes, off to their best start since Geoff Carlston became head coach in 2008, recorded back-to-back three set wins against Valparaiso and Buffalo Saturday after dominating Maryland Eastern Shore (25-6, 25-10, 25-9) Friday.OSU clinched the tournament title against host Buffalo in the team’s final non-conference match (25-13, 25-14, 25-16).Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary led all players with 17 kills against the Bulls while freshman outside hitter Kylie Randall had 11 kills and three errors. Senior libero Davionna DiSalvatore and senior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo had 11 and 10 digs respectively.The Buckeyes finished the match with a .365 attacking percentage while Buffalo had a .000 mark (24 kills, 24 errors).Earlier in the day, the Buckeyes played the closest of their three matches in the tournament against Valparaiso. The Buckeyes fought a long first set, winning 29-27, before finishing off the final two sets 25-20 and 25-17.Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary posted a match-high 18 kills, freshman right side hitter Taylor Sandbothe tallied 14 and junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger finished with 11. Junior setter Taylor Sherwin put up 44 assists and DiSalvatore posted 15 digs.The Buckeyes did not allow double digit kills to a single Valparaiso player but did finish the match with 21 hitting errors, compared to 17 for their opponents.Against UMES, Sandbothe led the way with nine kills on 14 attempts, for an attacking percentage of .643. Sekinger finished the match with eight kills and Sherwin had a match-high 23 assists.Freshman setter Maggie Heim, who coach Carlston said had been nursing a hamstring injury, made her collegiate debut in the match, finishing with 12 assists on 15 attempts.As a team, Ohio State finished with 38 kills compared to only 11 for UMES.Sherwin has been named tournament MVP twice this season, but it was Leary’s turn to pick up the honor in Buffalo. Sekinger and Sanbothe both joined her as all-tournament selections.Ohio State is scheduled to kick off Big Ten play Friday as No. 10 Michigan (10-1) travels to Columbus. The rivals are set to square off at 8 p.m. in St. John Arena.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBREAKING: CHASE-GREEN DETHRONED AS UBRAJ NARINE ELECTED AS GEORGETOWN MAYORNovember 30, 2018In “latest news”Update: Chase-Green re-elected Mayor of Georgetown, as vendors protest support for DuncanDecember 15, 2016In “latest news”Chase-Green new Mayor of GeorgetownApril 1, 2016In “latest news” Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green receiving the key from Mayor of Stone Crest Georgia, Jason LarryThe Georgetown Mayor and Councillors hosted a reception in honour of the visiting Mayor of Stonecrest, Georgia, Jason Larry as part of an initiative to twin the two cities.According to a DPI release, the official key to the city was handed over by Mayor Patricia Chase-Green to the Mayor of the city in DeKalb County, Georgia, USA. Mayor Larry told the Councillors that “Every community has six things in common and that is where you live, work, play, worship, shop and educate.”He also mentioned that the three keys to making this connection significant are to exchange political, economic and cultural ideas. He advised the Georgetown Mayor and Councillors to honour the interests of the citizens which he outlined as job growth, ownership growth, company growth and infrastructure growth.Additionally, Mayor Chase-Green thanked the Stonecrest Mayor and his team for taking the time to visit Georgetown for the twinning of the two cities which she noted will see future exchanges that will boost the development of the two towns.Georgetown is celebrating its 175th Anniversary under the theme “Gratitude and Celebration”.