Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Wednesday, August 13, 2014•9:09 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•5:55 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the area of U.S. 160 & U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and Houston T. Sober, 18, Wellington.•7:33 p.m. Officers investigated criminal threat by a known suspect in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•8:36 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more

Premier League clubs committed to finishing season, but no deadline set

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League clubs remain committed to finishing the top-flight season, but did not set a June 30 deadline to complete the fixture list at their latest meeting on Friday.With the Premier League postponed since March 13 due to the coronavirus, it had been suggested a firm closing date for the season needed to be imposed.But the 20 clubs did not discuss wrapping up the remaining 92 Premier League fixtures by June 30 when they met on a conference call with league chiefs.With fears that failure to finish the season could cost the Premier League more than £1 billion ($1.2 billion), clubs looked at various models for a potential return to action.However, Britain is on lockdown until May 7 at the earliest to limit the spread of the pandemic, leaving English football to play a waiting game in the hope of an improvement in the health crisis. A Premier League spokesman said a number of complex scenarios were being worked through.“We are actively engaging with stakeholders, including broadcast partners, and our aim is to ensure we are in a position to resume playing when it is safe to do so and with the full support of the government,” added the spokesman.“The health and wellbeing of players, coaches, managers, club staff and supporters are our priority and the league will only restart when medical guidance allows.“Today’s shareholders’ meeting provided an opportunity to discuss possible scheduling models. It remains our objective to complete the 2019/20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.”last_img read more

Celebrating All People on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

first_imgPhoto by Patrick Olivero Two Monmouth County students, Maya Gerke of Freehold Township High School and Nghi Nguyen of Raritan High School, won $1,000 scholarships in a YMCA essay contest and were recognized at the breakfast. KICKING OFF THE WEEKEND The morning also marked the public announcement about the YMCA’s “Togetherhood” initiative that will bring people together to do volunteer work in the community. According to Goganzer, 130 of the 300 people at the Jan. 17 breakfast signed up for the Togetherhood initiative on the spot. Musical selections were performed by the Drum Choir of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, Red Bank Regional High School Choir and performers Patrick and Anya Angeloni. The Red Bank mayor and most of the council attended the celebration that morning, as did elected officials from years past and the current police chief. Mayor Pasquale Menna spoke about the importance of banding together as a community to fight against hate. Additional messages were presented by Red Bank Regional High School superintendent Louis Moore, Greater Red Bank NAACP president Min. Kerwin Webb, St. Paul’s Baptist Church of Red Bank Rev. Alexander Brown, United Methodist Church of Red Bank host pastor Rev. Jessica Naulty and others. A commemorative message was offered by Rev. Janet Jones, pastor of Shrewsbury Avenue AME Zion of Red Bank. Story by Allison Perrine | Photos by Patrick Olivero Rev. Terrence K. Porter, senior minister at Pilgrim Baptist Church, said this was a day to rejoice, not mourn. “We don’t come because Dr. King died; we come because his legacy still lives. And we come as a community to celebrate together and to enjoy each other’s company,” he said. “This day is about community,” celebrating “the wonderful diversity and the wonderful attitudes and perceptions of inclusion that permeate throughout this community.” She called him a role model in the community and said the Y committee agreed that he “perfectly aligns” with King’s legacy. RED BANK – People of all ages and backgrounds came together Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the powerful messages of equality he left behind that still ring true to this day. This article was first published in the January 23 – 29, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. To do so, he’s planning on gathering mayors from throughout Monmouth County to “deal with the issue of bias, race, race crimes, hate crimes, crimes of bigotry – issues that divide communities.” The audience gave him a round of applause after the announcement. Photo by Patrick Olivero “Wayne is a phenomenal guy,” said Laurie Goganzer, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County. “We wanted to celebrate him for his efforts throughout his career in building inclusion and diversity.” At United Methodist Church of Red Bank Jan. 20, pews were filled by at least 200 people as the church hosted its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Commemorative Celebration. Community leaders spoke before the energetic crowd throughout the morning of song and prayer. Additionally, Wayne Boatwright, vice president of diversity and inclusion with Hackensack Meridian Health, was honored as this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award recipient. He was honored for “his efforts to put Dr. King’s principles and ideals into action by helping to build inclusive and diverse work environments and communities,” a press release stated. Menna noted that hate and bias crimes increased by 16 percent from 2017 to 2018. “That is a saddening reflection on the state of our nation and it’s also not a very good reflection on our well-being as a people, as individuals and as communities,” he said. “I think it’s about time that we recommit ourselves as local leaders to confront the issue head-on.” “I’ve been attending the same services now for 31 years,” he said. “I see a lot of the same individuals who faithfully and traditionally have been part of our journey as a community to maintain not only the memory but the ideals of Dr. King.” But he said he was saddened not to see new community members in the audience. Togetherhood projects will be done monthly, starting with a winter clothing drive to support families in need at Lunch Break, the Red Bank-based nonprofit. For that, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is collecting new and gently used coats, hats, mittens, socks and other winter clothing items at its Red Bank, Freehold and Old Bridge locations. Collections will be accepted through the end of January. On Friday morning, Jan. 17, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County kicked off the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations with the 31st annual commemorative breakfast, this year held at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. There were 300 attendees including area residents, students and community and business leaders gathered to celebrate King’s legacy. The church provided attendees with programs about the morning, which also featured a list of 10 things people might not know about King. A few facts on the list include that King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin; that he entered college at 15 years old; received his doctorate in systematic theology; delivered a national address on voting rights before his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial; was imprisoned about 30 times; and that he escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death. “I’m super excited about Togetherhood. It’s an amazing program,” she said. “We felt this was the perfect community to introduce this opportunity to and it was the perfect event to launch it.” For more information about the YMCA Togetherhood initiative or volunteer opportunities, visit ymcanj.org/togetherhood. Local community leaders linked hands at United Methodist Church in Red Bank Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Photo by Patrick Oliverolast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: McELHINNEYS WIN TOP RETAIL AWARD

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: McELHINNEYS Store in Ballybofey won a top national gong at a glittering ceremony in Galway.The family-run business was named Store of the Year at the Retail Excellence Awards, run by the Sunday Independent and hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city.In a message posted on Facebook, McElhinneys said: “Thank you to our amazing team and wonderful customers who make everything we do possible. What a way to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Let’s get the party started.” Sources in Galway tell us the champagne is flowing into the wee small hours!© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: McELHINNEYS WIN TOP RETAIL AWARD was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BREAKING NEWS: McELHINNEYS WIN TOP RETAIL AWARDlast_img read more

Nicholas Hlobo: art as dialogue

first_img10 November 2008Nicholas Hlobo, winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Arts 2009, is gaining an international reputation for his experimental use of materials to “create conversations” around issues of masculinity, gender, race and ethnicity.Hlobo is showcased on the Michael Stevenson Gallery website, where he explains his relationship with the material he uses: “I always find that the material tends to dominate the entire process. My ideas evolve in unexpected ways as the material helps me discover new things.“The start usually seems like trying to roll a rock as large as a double-decker bus, and by the completion of the work I go, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I went through that and came back sane’.”In 2007 Hlobo exhibited Umdodo at the Aardklop National Arts Festival in Potchefstroom. During the same year he took Umakadenethwa engenadyasi to the Galeria Extraspazio in Rome and idiom[s] to the Savannah College of Art Design in Georgia, USA.In 2008, he exhibited at the Boston ICA as part of the Momentum Series, and his work is included in the third Guangzhou Triennial in China, which runs until 9 November. His exhibition Flow was on at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and Home Lands – Land Marks was on at Haunch of Venison in London. Kwatsityw’iziko was also on at the Michael Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town.Hlobo has also exhibited with various other artists, some of his more recent group exhibitions being Skin-to-skin at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg and .za: giovane arte dal Sudafrica at the Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena, Italy.In 2006 he won the Tollman Award for Visual Art.Hlobo chooses his material strategically, and often challenges stereotypes of sexual identity through his work.In an interview with Sue Williamson, he explained: “Through my works I attempt to create conversations that explore certain issues within my culture as a South African.“The conversations become a way of questioning people’s perceptions around issues of masculinity, gender, race and ethnicity.”The annual Standard bank Young Artist Awards were started in 1981 by the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, with Standard Bank coming on board as a sponsor in 1984.The awards, seen as one of the most prestigious of their kind in the country, honour young South African artists who have not yet gained widespread national exposure or acclaim, but who are making a significant mark in their field.The awards recognize and actively promote the talent of these young artists, providing them with financial support and a platform for experimentation. Winners receive a cash prize and financial support for their participation on the main programme of the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.Source: National Arts Festival, Grahamstownlast_img read more

2015 northwest Ohio corn silage test

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 2015, 38 corn silage hybrids representing 13 commercial brands were evaluated in a joint trial with Michigan State University (MSU). One Ohio location is combined with Michigan’s two southern (Zone 1) silage locations. The Ohio test site was located in our Northwest Region at Hoytville (Wood County). The two MSU sites were located in Branch and Lenawee counties, which are on the Ohio/Michigan state line. The test results from the three 2015 locations are treated as one region. The plots were planted with four-row air type planters and maintained by each respective state utilizing standard production practices. The center two rows were harvested with MSU’s self-propelled forage harvester. Silage tests were harvested uniformly as close to half milk line as possible. Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) Quality Analysis was performed by MSU using their current procedures. Silage results present the percent dry matter of each hybrid plus green weight and dry weight as tons per acre. Other data presented include percent stand, the percentage of in vitro digestible dry matter, acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber digestibility, crude protein and starch. Milk production in pounds per ton and pounds per acre were estimated using MILK2006 (UW-Madison Dairy Science Department).A complete summary of the Ohio results are available online at: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/silagetrials. More information on procedures and additional 2015 MSU silage test data can be viewed online at: http://www.varietytrials.msu.edu/corn. For more information on Ohio State crop variety testing, visit: http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~perf.last_img read more

Look Away! Practical Horror Effects in Classic Films

first_imgCelebrate the remake of Poltergeist with this ghastly collection of classic practical horror effects!The original Poltergeist scared (and scarred) a generation with its gruesome practical horror effects and chilling imagery. Frankly, it ruined me forever on demonic clowns, carnivorous trees, and Native American burial grounds. This week sees the release of the Poltergeist remake starring Sam Rockwell. We doubt that this new version will be as reliant on practical effects, and that’s fine… Because we’ll always have the classic gore of the 70s and 80s. Below, you’ll find ten grisly examples of a lost art: Practical horror effects, crafted by hand and designed to disturb. These legendary practical horror effects inspired many a filmmaker, especially considering that a lot of these practical horror effects could be replicated in a suburban garage after a trip to the hardware store.A word of warning before we begin…  This content is way more graphic than what we usually share here on PremiumBeat, but we feel like the creativity, ingenuity, and imagination that went into these scenes is second to none. These videos are not for the faint of heart. Squeamish readers are advised to proceed with caution! Enjoy!Poltergeist: That’s Gonna Leave a MarkThis scene is disgusting. It starts with a maggot-infested steak and ends with a guy tearing his own face off. It’s worth pointing out that the hands digging into actor Martin Casella’s flesh belong to none other than Steven Spielberg!Alien: Introducing the ChestbursterThis scene played a big part in Alien winning the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Ridley Scott shot this in one take using four cameras for coverage and for good reason. John Hurt’s artificial torso was filled with cow blood and guts — and legend has it that the actors were not informed as to how messy the scene would be. The result? Legit reactions of shock from the cast. Well played, Ridley Scott. Well played. An American Werewolf in London: The TransformationAn American Werewolf in London won Rick Baker the Oscar for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup. In fact, he was actually the first person to ever win the award. The following clip will show you why. The Fly: The Brundlefly Falls ApartSpecial effects wizard Chris Walas won the Oscar for turning Jeff Goldblum into a throbbing lump of insectoid gore. Some might consider that to be his greatest achievement, but I disagree. The reason: Walas created the Gremlins!John Carpenter’s The Thing: The Defibrillator SceneThe effects in this scene were created by Rob Bottin, who was mentored by Rick Baker. Clearly the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Bottin didn’t win the Oscar for his iconic work on The Thing. In fact, he wasn’t even nominated. Instead, the Academy gave the special effects award to the Daryl Hannah caveman film Quest for Fire.  Scanners: You’re Blowing My MindThis brief moment from David Cronenberg’s 1981 psychic horror film Scanners has lived on as a gif and a meme. To create the cranial catastrophe, special effects mastermind Dick Smith filled a fake head full of dog food and rabbit livers and then shot it with a shotgun. Which sounds like a pretty sweet way to spend an afternoon.Raiders of the Lost Ark: Melting NazisSure, technically Raiders of the Lost Ark isn’t a horror film. But try telling that to six-year-old me in 1981 after I saw this scene. I strongly encourage you to spend a few minutes reading this page, where the special effects team discusses the ins and outs of making Nazis melt.If you’re interested in more behind-the-scenes practical effects magic, be sure to check out the following articles on PremiumBeat:Top 10 Best and Worst Practical Effects in Movie HistoryThe Old School Practical Effects of the Star Wars UniverseCineFix Presents a Collection of the Best Visual EffectsWhat’s your favorite scary movie? What’s the most disgusting effect you’ve ever seen in a film? Share in the comments below!last_img read more

Go Ahead, Convince Me You’re Better

first_imgThe prospective client said that the salesperson was going to have thirty minutes to convince him that she was better than her competitor, a competitor that the prospective client had partnered with for eleven years.The prospective client wasn’t really interested in hearing how the salesperson and her company were different. He didn’t want to know what they believed made them better. In fact, he had already told his boss, the real decision-maker, that he didn’t believe any of the salesperson’s differentiators made a difference. He had a long relationship with their competitor, and he was comfortable with their people and their results.The salesperson made a list of defining differentiators going into the call. She carefully prepared her arguments until she believed they were airtight and unassailable. She was prepared to do battle, even though she didn’t sleep the night before because she was so worried.The morning of her thirty minute meeting, she shared her plan with her sales manager. Her sales manager listened carefully, and then she said, “Those are all good points and good arguments. But before you make that call, can I share another idea with you?” The salesperson eagerly agreed to hear he manager’s idea.Her manager said, “By so aggressively making your case, your prospective client may feel the need to defend our competitor. He’s had a long relationship with them. He knows the people and he trusts them. He might feel like you are attacking them, or worse still, he may feel that you are attacking his decision to partner with them.” Her manager paused to let the point sink in.She continued, “Another choice might be to not try to draw such a bright line between us and them. Instead, when he asks why we are better, maybe you could say, ‘Well, we know a lot of people that work over there and they’re all very good. They’re really a very good company. We have different business models, and we do a few things differently to make a difference for our clients. Can you share with me the things that you really need from a partner, and I’ll share how we might approach those needs? Maybe we can help determine if we are a good fit?’”The salesperson followed her manager’s advice. The prospective client was delightful. There was no battle. Instead, the prospective client shared his needs, he asked good questions, and his responses were very positive. He was impressed with the differentiators.Sometimes the very worst thing you can do is argue your case. You don’t need your client to entrench in defending your competitor or their prior decisions. You need a better conversation.QuestionsWhat are some effective choices for differentiating your offering when your prospective client challenges you?What are the risks of attacking your competitors directly?How can you draw distinctions without making your prospective client defensive?Is differentiating your offering the only outcome you need from a challenge like this? What are some other important outcomes?last_img read more

Held ‘positive interaction’ with villagers opposing Dantewada security camp, say police

first_imgA day after the police fired in the air to disperse 500 villagers descending on a security camp in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh to oppose it, the police on Wednesday claimed they held a “positive interaction” with those residing within the camp’s security perimeter.“There is a remarkable change in the approach of the villagers of Potali. Women and children in particular turned up at the security camp and held a positive interaction with troops,” says Sundarraj P., Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range).Carrying bows, arrows and axes, residents of Potali, 56 km from Dantewada and neighbouring villages on Tuesday confronted security personnel head-on to oppose the permanent security camp that was set up there on November 11. As the situation seemed to have spiralled out of control during discussions between villagers and the District Collector and the Superintendent of Police, the police fired blank rounds in the air to disperse the crowd.  Mr. Sundarraj claimed villagers were under duress to launch an agitation. “Maoists mobilised villagers to protest against the camp. They didn’t have any other option but to take part. Otherwise, they would be killed,” he says.Strategic locationThe camp is of strategic importance for the forces as it falls in the volatile Aranpur region, which forms a connecting corridor between the Darbha division and South Bastar division for Maoists, explains Mr. Sundarraj.“That’s why Maoists are trying their best to derail our efforts in setting up a camp. It’ll be tough for their Malangir area committee to continue its activities once operations begin here,” he adds.“The area is considered a Maoist bastion,” says Devhans Rathore, Sub-Divisional Officer of Police, Kirandul. “When the situation got tense on Tuesday, we fired eight-ten blank rounds which made villagers run helter-skelter.” | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Members of the District Reserve Guard interacting with villagers of Potali in Dantewada on November 13, 2019  According to the police, the development of the region is the “main antidote for the Maoist menace”. Therefore, under the Trust-Development-Security model, the police plans to win over locals through credible and transparent policing, speed up road construction and rehabilitate Maoists willing to surrender.However, Joga Poyam, vice-sarpanch of Potali, asserts the protest was independent and Maoists did not force them to take part. “Villagers are scared. They get caught in the crossfire between Maoists and security forces each time and bear the cost. Sometimes, when the police are unable to catch Maoists, they come for us.”Tribal women, who practise the age-old tradition of fetching wood and leaves from forests, do not want to be harassed by troops, he says. “Resentment is simmering in the village. We’ll continue our agitation.”On Wednesday, during discussions between neighbouring panchayats and security forces, villagers demanded they not be harassed or intimidated while going to fields, located as far as 5 km away in the hills, and markets.“They told us they had not set up the camp on our land but government’s, and that they won’t trouble us,” says Mr. Poyam. “They agreed with us and want to part of the development process,” says Mr. Rathore. “We told them we’re there for their own safety. If they don’t do anything anti-social, we won’t trouble them. If they need anything, they can come to us. Our doors are open.”’When will militarisation come to an end?’This being the fourth locals-led protest in a month against security camps in the Bastar region, Bela Bhatia, lawyer and social activist, believes that at the bottom of all of it lies the question: when will militarisation of the region come to an end?“Aranpur station area is already notorious for numerous fake encounters,” claims Ms. Bhatia. “Now they are moving even closer to locals, and they don’t want the camp there because they have been at the receiving end of fake encounters, sexual assault and arbitrary arrests for years.”Often, those living close to camps were arbitrarily stopped and questioned while going to fields and markets, she alleges.Ms. Bhatia believes the District Reserve Guard (DRG), composed mainly of surrendered Maoists, is now at the forefront of the anti-Maoist strategy of the police, while paramilitaries have faded in the backdrop.“Sometimes, they are deployed in areas where they were earlier active as Maoists. This helps them identify those who had attended meetings or given Maoists food back then. Meanwhile, it’s unclear whether these people still take part in such activities to the same extent or not,” she says.It is unclear whether their participation in such activities is voluntary or not in the first place as villagers are not in a position to say no to Maoists, she adds. “These protests, as I see it, is also due to the fear of an increased presence of the DRG in the area.”Mr. Sundarraj says typically a camp is set up by the DRG and the police. Later, if the situation warrants, paramilitaries can be moved in.last_img read more