Khiame Calls on Algeria to Let Go of Politics, Cooperate on…

Rabat – After discussing Morocco’s counterterrorism strategy and international cooperation, the head of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), Abdelhak Khiame, discussed again the importance of security cooperation between Morocco and Algeria.In his interview with Moroccan television channel 2M, Khiame said that security cooperation “would benefit the two countries because there are several risks in the region.”Referring to Algeria’s position on the Western Sahara conflict, Khiame said that he is addressing Algeria as a security official and not with “a political motive.” Khiame emphasized Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara, saying, “No one can ever convince me that the Sahara is not Moroccan.” Khiame continued to say that  Algeria’s security services do not respond when he tells them there are weapons coming from Algeria into Morocco, suggesting Algeria does not want to cooperate.He also condemned Algeria’s “ignorance” since Morocco has warned Algeria of the situation in the Sahel, where several terror organizations are active, including ISIS and Al Qaeda.Read Also: Abdelhak Khiame Explains Morocco’s Anti-Terrorism StrategyKhiame added that cooperation between the countries would ensure stability and security for both peoples. He also called on Algeria to leave politics aside because security cooperation is necessary to deter the terror threat in the Sahel and in the whole region.Khiame added that Morocco will not spare any efforts to notify Algeria or any other country of terror threats.“We will surely not keep any secret regarding any issue that threatens the stability of any  country, including Algeria.”Khiame has brought up the lack of security cooperation between Morocco and Algeria in most of his recent interviews.In the Sahel, according to Khiame, many terror organizations have links to drug trafficking networks.Khiame said that trafficking circles clearly finance terrorism in the Sahel, which is a “fertile ground for terrorism, posing a threat in the entire region.”He discussed Morocco’s cooperation with several powers, including France and Spain, explaining that the North African country has put in place an “efficient” policy and security system to confront terrorism and drug trafficking. The security apparatus has conducted “record seizures” of cocaine and dismantled several drug trafficking rings across Morocco, according to Khiame. read more

UN agencies find number of Sudanese displaced from Darfur jumps to 145

Unveiling its latest humanitarian profile for Darfur, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated that the number of inhabitants affected by the region’s conflict surged during August to 1.8 million from 1.5 million.Most of that increase was caused by a jump in the number of IDPs, who have risen by some 220,000 to 1.45 million since the start of August. They live in dozens of often overcrowded or unhygienic camps across Darfur, a vast, impoverished region in western Sudan that has been beset by militia attacks against civilians since last year.OCHA officials say there are two reasons for the sharp rise: humanitarian workers have recently registered IDPs in areas that had been restricted or off-limits because of rebel or Government control, and there are constant fresh arrivals of IDPs fleeing their home villages.Even in the camps, many of the IDPs lack access to regular food, clean drinking water, sanitation and basic health care.OCHA expects the IDP numbers to go higher because aid workers are now gaining access to more territory controlled by two rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).The Darfur conflict began last year when SLA and JEM took up arms against the Sudanese Government. Then armed militias allied to Khartoum began conducting attacks against civilians, murdering and raping villagers and destroying homes and cropland.Apart from the large population of IDPs, another 200,000 Sudanese have fled across the border and become refugees in neighbouring Chad.Meanwhile, Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, has spent the day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, holding talks with officials from the African Union (AU) about how the two organizations can work better together on Darfur. read more

Ohio State mens soccer falls to Akron Zips 31

Senior midfielder Yianni Sarris looks for a teammate during a game against Akron on Sept. 24 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Ben JacksonAlex Ivanov seemingly can’t catch a break. Following a 10-save losing effort on Sunday, Ohio State’s redshirt-senior goalkeeper faced 12 shots on goal in Ohio State’s 3-1 loss to Akron on Wednesday night.The Zips (4-2-1) peppered the Buckeyes (2-2-3) with an offensive onslaught that handed OSU its first home defeat of the season. Coming off a 1-0 loss to then-No. 10 Penn State, the Buckeyes’ attempt to regain momentum was stifled by Akron’s potent attack.“Akron’s always really good at keeping possession in the final third,” OSU junior midfielder Zach Mason said. “They’re just a dynamic team and they’re always tough to play against.”Scoring opened 12 minutes into the match when Akron redshirt-freshman forward Sam Gainford poked a nine-yard shot past Ivanov.The game’s first goal put OSU in a hole, senior midfielder Yianni Sarris said.“We just need to learn that we can’t have a goal scored against us in order to wake up,” Sarris said. “We need to get at teams from the beginning and just go at them.”The Buckeyes found an equalizer just over four minutes later when sophomore forward Danny Jensen saved a throw-in headed for the byline and curled a tight-angle shot past Akron junior goalkeeper Jake Fenlason.Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, they fell back asleep after leveling the game.The Zips took their second lead of the game in the 35th minute when freshman forward Stuart Holthusen fed a pass to junior forward Sean Sepe, who beat Ivanov with a choppy shot to the far corner of the net.“Giving up that second goal kind of deflated us,” Mason said.Akron entered halftime with a 2-1 lead, outshooting the Buckeyes, 10-6, before the break.Aside from a couple chances, the next 45 minutes didn’t bring much for OSU in terms of offensive success.“I think we just ran out of juice after a while,” Mason said. “That can happen when you’re down.”The Buckeyes managed one shot on goal in the second half while the Zips posted four and stretched their lead to 3-1 in the 76th minute.OSU junior defender Liam Doyle had a chance to make it 3-2 from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute, but Fenlason made the save to preserve his team’s two-goal advantage.Akron generated the majority of its chances through the center of the field, something OSU coach John Bluem said he was not surprised to see.“(Akron) is very disciplined in their attacking play,” Bluem said. “It’s hard to stop them from playing.”Despite the result, Bluem said he was pleased with the turnout for a game played in memory of Connor Senn, a former Buckeye who passed away after collapsing during a game against Akron in 2001.“It’s good that the tradition of this game has carried on for so long now,” Bluem said. “The students were wonderful in their support of the game tonight.”The game was preceded by a flyover and moment of silence in Senn’s honor.OSU looks ahead to a tough stretch of its schedule next. The Buckeyes are set to play three ranked teams in their next five games including matchups against No. 9 Louisville, No. 16 Michigan State and No. 17 Indiana.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. read more

Lindener died of shock haemorrhage from stab wounds

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLinden’s Cinderella City rocked by gruesome murderMay 10, 2018In “Crime”Lindener accused of murdering ex lover’s husband remandedMay 21, 2018In “Court”Rio nightclub fatal shooting: Police still to make arrestSeptember 29, 2016In “Crime” ….Police still hunting suspectThe South Amelia’s Ward, McKenzie, Linden man, Claude De Jounge, who was murdered in his sleep during the wee hours of Thursday morning died from shock and haemorrhage due to multiple stab wounds.Dead: Claude DejongeThis is according to the post-mortem examination, with dissection, which was performed on the body of De Jounge at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Mortuary by Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh.Police are still seeking the murder suspect, a 34-year-old Linden resident, identified as Corwyn Arthur called “Cross eye”, who is said to be the ex of the De Jounge’s reputed wife of 11 eleven years, Tanya Samuels.The murder occurred at around 00:10hrs on Thursday while De Jounge was in bed with Samuels.The suspect, reportedly visited the woman’s home on Wednesday evening, while her spouse was there and an argument reportedly ensued between Arthur and De Jounge, resulting in the police being contacted and the suspect being forced to leave Samuels’ premises.Tanya SamuelsHowever, this seemed to anger Arthur more, who reportedly sent De Jounge a text message threatening to “make his life a living hell.”Based on information received, the suspect then returned to the house the following morning and gained entry into the couple’s bedroom through a window.He then jumped on to the sleeping De Jounge and began stabbing him about his neck, shoulders and abdomen with a knife.At that time, Samuels’, who was lying next to her now dead spouse, awoke and witnessed the ordeal.It is alleged that Arthur told her “is you cause that!…I get poison to drink when I done.”He then reportedly grabbed the distraught woman and dragged her out of her home, before warning her against tending to De Jounge’s injuries.Arthur then fled the scene.INews was told that the suspect and Samuels’ were involved in a relationship while she was still with De Jounge .However, in December of last year, the woman allegedly broke things off with the now wanted man but he would often visit her home as a “family friend.” read more

Immersive Technologies launches machine prestart inspection tool

first_imgEveryday thousands of operators across the world begin their shift by assessing and responding to equipment issues before they begin operations but how can mines be sure pre-start inspections are properly completed and that safety, machine uptime and maintenance costs have not been compromised? A new interactive and virtual tool from Immersive Technologies has been launched to ensure effective and consistent training and assessment of operators on machine inspection routines. Early detection of equipment that is unsafe or worn saves on maintenance costs and reduces likelihood of injury, downtime or environmental damage. The new Pre-Start Inspection tool from Immersive Technologies trains and assesses mining personnel on the correct identification and actions to be taken in relation to equipment issues. This tool allows operators to demonstrate competency when real world training is not possible and where mistakes are costly if undetected.The machine pre-start training tool provides an interactive environment enabling a trainee to control the movement around the simulated machine and in and around an object or component. Trainees can examine lubricant inspection panels and all other inspection items on site checklists in life-like detail then be assessed on the understanding and level of accuracy at conducting inspections.“Scenarios with varying levels of wear or damage can be configured to ensure operators are able to recognize varying levels of damage by providing configurable training.  Operators are able to familiarize themselves with common points of failure or wear and the correct reporting to maintenance ultimately improving capital prudence and increasing safety, ” says Tim Radbone, Product Manager, Immersive Technologies.last_img read more

RK Vardar beat PPD Zagreb in old SEHA derby

1.Vardar4310120 : 11110 3.Veszprem320179 : 786 2.Celje Piv. Laško320187 : 856 7.Metalurg200244 : 480 4.Meshkov Brest211074 : 634 RK Vardar Skopjeseha gazprom league 10.Izviđač CO100129 : 400 ← Previous Story Tobias Karllson retires from Swedish NT Next Story → EHF solves SG Flensburg “two matches in same time” problem 8.Tatran Prešov100125 : 310 9.Nexe200242 : 520 5.PPD Zagreb210159 : 543 RK Vardar Skopje extended winning run in regional SEHA GAZPROM league by beating an old rival – PPD Zagreb 32:31 (19:16). Only three days after they beat Telekom Veszprem, Macedonian champions took another big handball scalp of the team led by their ex-coach Veselin Vujovic.PPD Zagreb were in the match almost until the final whistle, but Raul Gonzales boys didn’t let Croatian team to make turnover. The last time result was balanced on 22:22 in 39th minute, after that Karacic (8) and Dibirov (7) took control over the match.Stipe Mandalinic netted nine goals for PPD Zagreb.STANDINGS: 6.Gorenje Velenje210150 : 473 read more

Martial Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimovic star as Man United seal EFL Cup semifinal

first_img Share15 Tweet Email2 Image: Martin Rickett Pogba’s weekend booking was his fifth of the season, an unwanted feat matched by Marouane Fellaini meaning the pair were forced to miss out, as was Sunday’s West Ham goalscorer Diafra Sakho (hamstring).The home side were quick out of the blocks and forged ahead when Rooney’s pass found Henrikh Mkhitaryan and his neat back heel picked out Ibrahimovic to lift over Adrian, who escaped punishment after digging his studs into the Swede.It ought to have been 2-0 just five minutes later, but Adrian denied Ibrahimovic after the visiting defence had parted and Martial failed to get a shot away from the rebound.Rooney came close to levelling Bobby Charlton’s record goal tally for the club with a 16th-minute free-kick that Adrian tipped wide as Mourinho’s men continued to look threatening.Slaven Bilic’s side were opened up again on the half-hour mark and, after Ibrahimovic had selfishly opted to shoot when Mkhitaryan was well placed, the loose ball was worked to Martial, whose attempt with the outside of the boot was smothered by the goalkeeper.Having failed to fully capitalise on their dominant start, United were pegged back 10 minutes before the break when De Gea fumbled Dimitri Payet’s tame strike and Fletcher was on hand to turn home on the follow-up.Just as in the first half, the hosts kicked off the second with clear intent and regained the lead three minutes after the restart.Antonio Valencia’s clever flick freed the impressive Mkhitaryan inside the box, with the Armenian’s cutback blasted in by Martial.A skidding Ibrahimovic free-kick was tricky for Adrian, who saved on that occasion but was soon beaten by Martial’s tap-in from Valencia’s pass across goal as the Red Devils finally took control.West Ham never threatened a comeback and, while United — who added gloss via Ibrahimovic’s late close-range finish — now have perhaps a welcome distraction from their modest Premier League form, Bilic’s men return to top-flight action on Saturday against fellow quarter-final losers Arsenal with only a one-point gap to the bottom threeArsenal dumped out of League Cup by impressive Southampton>Dundalk have made one of their first big (re)signings of the off-season> Updated at 22.05ANTHONY MARTIAL AND Zlatan Ibrahimovic both scored twice to help Manchester United secure an EFL Cup semi-final spot as Jose Mourinho served a touchline ban in Wednesday’s 4-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford.The Portuguese was absent from the dugout following his dismissal in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against the same opponents, having kicked a drinks bottle in frustration when Paul Pogba was booked for diving.United were behind inside two minutes in that game, but the roles were reversed this time as Zlatan Ibrahimovic swiftly put the hosts ahead.It was a lead they should have built on, with Ibrahimovic again coming close before Wayne Rooney tested Adrian with a curling free-kick.West Ham made Mourinho’s side pay for their profligacy when former United youngster Ashley Fletcher pounced on a mistake from David De Gea to prod in the leveller, opening his account for the club.But when the visitors were slow to get going again in the second half, Martial’s emphatic finish and a 62nd-minute tap-in from the France forward set United on course for a possible Wembley return, having won the FA Cup there last season.Ibrahimovic added United’s fourth in the 93rd minute, Bastian Schweinsteiger involved in the build-up on what was his first appearance of the season as a late substitute. 19,372 Views Short URL Image: Martin Rickettcenter_img Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 10:03 PM Nov 30th 2016, 10:03 PM By The42 Team Martial, Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimovic star as Man United seal EFL Cup semi-final berth The Red Devils earned a deserved win over West Ham this evening. 29 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Microsoft closing Wilsonville plant

first_imgWILSONVILLE, Ore. — Microsoft is closing the Wilsonville plant that produced the Surface Hub, its giant touchscreen computer for conference rooms.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the company outlined its closure plans in a letter to the state Tuesday. The letter said 124 jobs will be lost at the plant south of Portland.The announcement came days after Microsoft acknowledged plans to eliminate up to 3,000 jobs throughout its global operations.The Surface Hub emerged from Perceptive Pixel, a company Microsoft purchased in 2012 that had its engineering team in Wilsonville.last_img

Girder setting to close southbound I205 three nights this week

first_imgAnother round of girder setting will close the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 for three nights this week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.Workers will hoist five concrete girders over the freeway as part of the Salmon Creek Interchange Project, a $133 million effort to remake the northern convergence of I-205 and Interstate 5.Earlier girder setting had formed the backbone of a new bridge that will carry Northeast 139th Street over the freeways; this week’s girders will form a new exit ramp from I-5 that passes over I-205 as part of the new 139th Street interchange, according to WSDOT.All southbound lanes of I-205 will close from the I-5 junction to the work site starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and reopen by 5 a.m. the following mornings, according to WSDOT. Vehicles looking to access Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center from the north should exit I-5 at Northeast 179th Street (Exit 9). Other southbound traffic will be sent through on southbound I-5.Additional work this fall will install more girders and demolish the existing onramp from Northeast 134th Street to northbound I-205, according to WSDOT. The entire project is slated for completion next year.last_img read more

Pedestrian struck by hitandrun driver in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run in Miami that sent one man to the hospital.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash near Northwest 13th Avenue and 61st Street, Sunday afternoon.Officials said the driver struck the victim in the street and fled.Paramedics transported the pedestrian to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. He is listed in stable condition.If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Scientists build a minisun at a university campus to study solar wind

first_img5:09 The Big Red Plasma Ball at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is being used to better understand our sun. Jeff Miller/UW-Madison The sun, at about 1.4 million kilometers wide, is a huge ball of plasma at the center of our solar system. We’ve studied it for millennia, dating back to ancient history, and now we’re even sending probes to touch it. One of the most intriguing aspects of the sun is how its magnetic field influences the entire solar system. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison wanted to better understand this process and so they went full Hollywood mad scientist and built their own “mini-sun.”Their creation, which won’t be used for evil and is detailed in the journal Nature Physics on July 29, is millions times smaller than the real deal at just 3 meters wide and looks kind of like a human brain being probed with wires and steel.They’ve dubbed it the Big Red Ball. The researchers pump in helium gas (which is present in the actual sun) and turn it into plasma. A magnet at the center of the Ball creates a magnetic field and once the team applies an electric current to the machine it accurately mimics how the real sun’s plasma and magnetic fields usually operate. Sci-Tech Share your voice Tags “Satellite missions have documented pretty well where the fast wind comes from,” said Ethan Peterson, lead author on the study and a graduate student at UW-Madison, in a press release. “We were trying to study specifically how the slow solar wind is generated and how it evolves as it travels toward Earth.”They turned their attention toward the solar wind, particles that stream out from the sun and into the solar system. Within the Ball, they were able to recreate the Parker Spiral, the magnetic field that twists out from the sun through the entirety of the solar system. Peterson dubs the team’s recreation as a “large-scale map” of the spiral and confirms how it is created by the sun’s plasma flows.In addition, the researchers also identified plasma “burps,” which are huge ejections of plasma that stream out of the sun and sometimes fuel the solar wind. With probes inside the Ball monitoring the work, the team could see how they moved and how fast the plasma was spinning.”These ejections are observed by satellites, but no one knows what drives them,” Peterson said. “We ended up seeing very similar burps in our experiment, and identified how they develop.”The Big Red Ball’s experiments are designed to complement the existing missions to better understand the sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is currently circling the solar system’s big ball of gas, hoping to unravel more of the mystery’s surrounding its atmosphere and the solar wind. Other researchers are getting in on the fun in the sun too, with a team last week reporting “terminator” events across the sun cause plasma tsunamis. Now playing: Watch this:center_img 32 amazing photos of solar eclipses (pictures) NASA’s Parker Probe: Everything you need to know about… Post a comment 0 33 Photoslast_img read more

State To Appeal Education Funding Lawsuit Ruling

first_imgThe State of Alaska announced Wednesday that it will appeal a final ruling by Superior Court Judge William Carey in favor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s long-held argument that the state’s required local contribution for public education violates Alaska’s Constitution.Download AudioThe state also will ask for a stay on Judge Carey’s ruling while the appeal is considered by the Alaska Supreme Court.Kathryn Vogel is an Assistant Attorney General with the state Department of Law. She said, simply, that Judge Carey’s decision was wrong.“The state believes that Alaska’s tradition of joint state and local school cooperation over public schools is constitutional,” she said.The Alaska Supreme Court listens to a state attorney during the Supreme Court live event in Ketchikan last fall. Alaska’s high court soon will consider an appeal from the state in Ketchikan’s lawsuit challenging Alaska’s required local contribution for public schools.In his decision, the judge ruled that municipalities should not be required to pay for public education because the required local contribution is essentially a tax earmarked for a special purpose. Carey said that is a violation of the Constitution.Vogel said the state disagrees with Carey’s conclusion, because it’s not a state tax.“Instead, it is locally raised money that goes directly to local schools,” she said. “The dedicated funds prohibition applies directly to state revenue, and that’s the biggest point of contention that the state has.”Vogel adds that the prohibition on dedicated funds has a built-in exception for state-local cooperative programs.“From the state’s perspective, public schools is a quintessential state-local cooperative program,” she said.Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst said he’s heard all that before.“The state argued that unsuccessfully in the court,” he said. “We disagreed, and the Superior Court disagreed with the state’s position, as well.”Bockhorst said the state’s decision to appeal Judge Carey’s ruling was not unexpected.“We’re certainly not surprised that the state plans to appeal, given the magnitude of the issue: Roughly $235 million annually statewide that is imposed on 34 municipal governments, two-thirds of the school districts in Alaska,” he said.But, Bockhorst said, he is confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the lower court ruling.“It is a charge levied by the state that is dedicated to a specific purpose, and that circumstance is prohibited by Alaska’s Constitution,” he said.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough filed the lawsuit almost exactly a year ago, but borough officials have been talking about the issue for much longer. The issue has been litigated before without success, but those lawsuits focused on different arguments.For example, the Mat-Su Borough many years ago sued the state, claiming that the required local contribution was unfair to municipal governments. While the current lawsuit didn’t bring those failed arguments back in front of the court, Bockhorst agrees that it is unfair, and adds that it’s just bad policy.“It imposes, literally, over time, billions of dollars in burdens on 34 municipal governments in Alaska, and ignores one-third of Alaska school districts, without regard to their fiscal capacity,” he said.Bockhorst said the policy also discourages new boroughs from forming, because people in unorganized parts of the state don’t want to be compelled to provide a specific amount for local schools.Bockhorst adds that the lawsuit is not an attempt to get out of paying for education.“We’re not opposed to local support for schools,” he said. “We want it to be done in a fashion that is fair and equitable, and imposes equal obligations on every Alaskan, not just those that live in municipal school districts.”State attorneys plan to file their motion for a stay within a few days with Superior Court Judge William Carey. If he denies it, Vogel said they will file for a stay with the Alaska Supreme Court, which is where they’ll also file their appeal.How long that appeal will take is unknown.“There’s no fixed timeline for how long it will take the Supreme Court, but this is a case that is going to require robust briefing, so I anticipate it will be a few months to a year before we get a decision from the Alaska Supreme Court, if history is a guide,” Vogel said.Bockhorst said the borough is ready to see the case through to the end, and has funds set aside for legal costs. Ketchikan’s Borough Assembly appropriated $400,000 for the lawsuit, and so far has spent only $150,000.That’s a pretty good investment if the case ends up in the borough’s favor. Ketchikan’s required local contribution in 2014 was about $4.2 million. The borough did ask Judge Carey to make the state refund that money, but that part of the lawsuit was denied.last_img read more

High School Junior Is Houstons New Poet Laureate

first_img X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Amy BishopFareena Arefeen, a junior at Houston’s HSPVA, was named Houston’s second Youth Poet Laureate Thursday night.Lately, Fareena Arefeen’s poetry has been more autobiographical. “Being a young Bengali girl in America is a very specific experience,” she says. “But recently I’ve opened up to writing about that.”The 16-year-old junior at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts was named the city’s second Youth Poet Laureate Thursday night. It’s a position created last year by Writers in the Schools, a non-profit that works to strengthen students’ writing skills.The organization’s Robin Reagler says Arefeen’s personal stories are part of what make her writing so compelling. “Her immigrant experience was very profound,” Reagler says. “She talked about the ways in which her mother, a single mother, was working in a gas station, but is also a poet in her native language of Bengali.”Reagler adds that they look for candidates who show a desire to make Houston a better city through bringing poetry to the community. Arefeen already has some ideas. “I’m really looking to put poetry in unexpected places,” she says. “So, putting poetry on the ground, between stairs and on bricks around Houston. I feel like poetry, for a lot of people, can come up when they’re not expecting it.”The one-year term includes a book deal, a scholarship, and the chance to be mentored by the city’s Poet Laureate, Robin Davidson. Arefeen replaces former HSPVA student Andrew White, now a freshman at New York University. 00:00 /01:27 Sharelast_img read more

Road Rage Incident In West Houston Leaves One Man Shot

first_imgThere’s more than a dozen evidence markers in the street.— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) December 6, 2017 That did looked and sounded like a movie, on a real busy street. Smh! And thanks to you @EricaOnABC13 and photographer for bringing those images, Be careful. @MayraABC13 @ErikOnTV @ABC13Elita #alwayswatching— Luis Martinez (@luisito11martin) December 6, 2017 Share My photographer and I were feet away from a shooting in west Houston (Westheimer near Dairy Ashford). Unreal.— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) December 6, 2017 Photo credit via PixabayA man was shot Wednesday in west Houston during a road rage incident, according to the Houston Police Department (HPD).HPD reported on its Twitter feed that the shooting happened at the intersection of Westheimer Road and S. Kirkwood Road when two males who were involved in a crash argued “pulled guns.”According to HPD, both men fired at one another. One of them was struck and was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, while the other man was taken into custody.A female bystander was grazed in the ear and was also taken to a hospital.Shooting Westheimer at S. Kirkwood. Two males, involved in a crash, argued & pulled guns. Both fired at one another. One male struck & taken to Ben Taub, the other male is in custody. A female bystander was grazed in the ear & taken to W Houston Med. Avoid the area. #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) December 6, 2017 So scary @EricaOnABC13 was out in the field working on a story when a shootout happened!— Mayra Moreno ABC13 (@MayraABC13) December 6, 2017 Witnesses tell me the moments they heard the shooting start:— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) December 6, 2017last_img read more

WATCH Art Car Kids Mockingbird Armadillo

first_img Share April 13th marks the 32nd Annual Houston Art Car Parade – featuring the best and most unusual Art Cars found anywhere! Ernie Manouse and his team introduce us to Rebecca Bass and her ever changing team of student artists who are hard at work on Bass’ 33rd and final Art Car! Have you eve been to an Art Car Parade? Share your stories below.– / 6last_img

Brooke Baldwin Readies New Run of American Woman for CNN

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Launch of the program shows the AT&T-owned cable-news network continuing to hone its interest in digital video. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has been hosting a series on Facebook Watch, for example, and the company operates a separate company. Great Big Story, devoted to short videos on all kinds of topics ranging from travel to quirky nostalgia.Among the subjects are Stacey Abrams, the Democrat running to be the first female African-American governor of Georgia, and the series also includes a profile of tens of women running for office in Alabama. “I started digging around in Alabama,” Baldwin added, where “more than 70 black women are running for office, all up and down the ballot.” Each episode lasts between five and 13 minutes. She said she appreciates the extra time the series gives her to delve more deeply into a particular subject or profile,Baldwin typically does the work for her digital project in her spare time, she says, “We mostly spent weekends in the summer crisscrossing, watching various women in Idaho, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio,” she adds, hoping the stories she tells will inspire viewers from the right and the left and make them more aware of various political races. “There is something in all of these women’s’ stories that everyone will be able to relate to,” Baldwin says.  Brooke Baldwin is returning to CNN’s homepage to make sure female voices are heard.The anchor, who typically holds forth on CNN between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each weekday, is launching a second run of her digital series, “American Woman,” devoted to stories of women who are breaking conventions.The newest iteration is called “American Woman in Politics.”  The first run, which appeared earlier this year, profiled well-known women like Sheryl Crow, Betty White, Tracy Reese and Ashley Graham who had shattered boundaries. The next group of interviews focuses on women who may not be as broadly popular, but who are also blazing new paths.After the first season of the program, Baldwin and her producers “put our heads together. We read the political tea leaves. Not long ago, I had this feeling based upon what I was reading that one of the stories this fall was going to be the number of women on the ballot,” she said in an interview. “We jumped ahead, producing these full-bodied stories so that they can be viewed in the weeks before November 6th.” The five-part series will stream online and appear  in segments during her TV slot starting today. “ Popular on Variety last_img read more

MovieBob Reviews Captive State

first_imgStay on target MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Captive State is a dark, somber, low(ish)-budget, science-fiction political allegory that dares to ask the question “What if District 9 and They Live were the same movie — and both took themselves much too seriously?” Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of The Planet of The Apes) it wrings impressive visuals from a minuscule budget and digs enthusiastically into big, meaty ideas about class, geopolitics and war-fighting but fails to engage emotionally; mostly thanks to a screenplay that’s more devoted to moving pieces around for an unnecessarily convoluted (and too easy to figure out too soon) plot twist than to letting us fully connect with any of our featured players or their world.Set eight years from tomorrow after Earth has been invaded, conquered, and effectively colonized by a technologically-superior alien race identified only as “The Legislators,” the story limits the majority of its scope to cat and mouse battles between human police and government officials collaborating with the alien occupiers and the insurgent resistance fighters working to bring the system down in the walled-of city of Chicago. That narrow focus helps keep the budgetary scope manageable, but it also lets the onscreen events more directly present the obviously intended “think about it, won’t you?” visual parallels to real-life military-versus-insurgent scenarios of recent years aimed at hitting Western and specifically American audiences right in the “How would you like it???” soft-spot – which is quickly apparent to be the overriding goal here.Story-wise, Chicago is the focus because it houses one of the main access hubs leading to the underground cities where The Legislators are at work stripping the planet of its natural resources. Ashton Sanders (Moonlight)  and John Goodman are, ostensibly, our main characters; respectively playing a street-smart young hustler angling to get himself and his girlfriend out of the city for good (only to find himself drawn into the machinations of an anti-legislator resistance cell who venerate his deceased brother as a heroic martyr) and a world-weary police investigator who sees his mission to thwart the so-called “terrorists” not as collaboration but as all he can do to prevent The Legislators from simply leveling the city he used to call home.Because it’s “that kind of movie,” the two men share a connection that you will almost certainly guess well before it’s established and probably even sooner than you pick out the earnestly-loaded trigger-switches being carefully set in place to make the stiflingly-obvious Act 3 turnaround happen; but to be honest Sanders and Goodman are both exceptionally good actors and so good here that, were they allowed to simply play their dynamic out across the whole film the overall familiarity of the telling wouldn’t be as much of an issue. The problem, instead, is that no sooner are we sold on the tone and texture of this morally gray two-track dual-protagonist narrative than does Captive State decide to sideline them for most of its middle section.It’s a truly bizarre structural decision; one that feels a lot like the film must have come in too long at one point and this was the best they could get to at a reasonable length: After spending nearly all of its introductory scenes establishing the world of the film and its rules through the movements of two characters, the film abandons both for an extended sequence detailing the elaborate series of checks, codes, hacks and procedures by which the network of minor and/or previously-unseen characters comprising “the resistance” can congregate, plan and execute a daring act of insurrection against the bad guys in which Goodman’s character barely participates until showing up for the very ending and Sanders isn’t present at all.Maddeningly, the sequence itself is the technical highlight of the film — a bravura clockwork mechanism of introductions, seemingly-random minor visual cues and actorly-tics that effectively communicate what’s going on with only the barest hint of data. It’s easily one of the clearest illustrations of “this is how an effective insurgent campaign works” I can recall seeing put to film, science-fiction tinged or otherwise — and as a short film in its own right it’d really be something; but as part of this one it’s mostly mechanical and distancing, because we don’t know these people, or really why we should care beyond their individual actors being reasonably compelling. In fact, it feels so separate that instead of ending with the expected up-close confrontation with The Legislators (who we don’t really ever get much of a look at, but for what we see they’re sort of like if Venom was a porcupine) they end up against different, more conventionally “Predator-esque” looking armored aliens that get called in for reinforcements whom we also never see again. And then it’s done with and we’re back to the “real” movie again for a “no, that wasn’t the plan — this was the plan!” finish that’s nowhere near as cleverly-disguised as it thinks it is.Frustratingly, I really wanted to like this more than I did. It honestly does so much right in the bits and pieces that I’m sorely tempted to give it a pass because you want to encourage studios to let established directors do mid-budget passion projects around big ideas, taken seriously, staged with good actors and made with real conviction and something to say. Indeed, even in 2019 it is pretty gutsy for a Hollywood studio to put a movie out where the open and obvious point is “Hey, maybe try to see things from the insurgent’s perspective” (whatever you think of the point itself.) But execution matters, and too much of Captive State ends up feeling like homework.last_img read more

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