Grandpa who dropped toddler from cruise ship charged with negligent homicide

first_imgAn Indiana grandfather in jail on negligent homicide charges for dropping his granddaughter off of a cruise ship in July.The incident happened in Puerto Rico months ago, but charges against Salvatore Anello were not announced until Monday.He’s being held on an 80-thousand-dollar bond.Anello dropped his two-year-old granddaughter Chloe Wiegand from an open window on the cruise ship.He claims he thought the window was closed, and reportedly blames the cruise ship company for leaving it open.He is due in court in November.last_img

TALE OF PAPA NICK WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE VIA DISQUALIFICATION; ‘PAPA,’ RIDDEN BY VALDEZ, IS CONDITIONED BY BALTAS

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2015)–Second, beaten a head in a driving four-horse finish, Nick Cafarchia’s homebred Tale of Papa Nick won Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita via disqualification, as the original winner, Gouyen, who covered 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:14.60, was taken down for a bumping incident at the top of the lane. Tale of Papa Nick showed the way down the hill under Felipe Valdez and was well clear of the incident which occurred between the first place finisher and eventual fifth place runner, Desert Steel.“Once in a while, you get lucky,” said Cafarchia, who has owned Thoroughbreds for “about 35 years.” Trained by Richard Baltas, Tale of Papa Nick, who was off at 6-1 in a field eight fillies and mares, paid $14.40, $7.20 and $4.80. A 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Papa Clem, Tale of Papa Nick came off a sixth place run going a mile on turf March 19, and she broke her maiden over the course two starts back on Feb. 26. She now has two wins from five starts and with the winner’s share of $34,800, she now has earnings of $83,348.“She doesn’t relax very well,” said Baltas of the winner, who carved out splits of 21.54, 44.47 and 1:08.40. “So we tried her a mile and it was too much for her, so we kept her down the hill today. I’m looking forward to Del Mar with her. I was hoping they would take Gouyen down, but you never know. He bumped a few around but I’ve seen them leave horses up that did that too, so…It was a double win for me though, because I got moved up to third (with Chaulk O Lattey) as well.”Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Sidepocket Run had one horse beat after a half mile, was caught six wide turning for home and made a steady late gain to run third, beaten a pair of heads. Off at 5-1, she was moved up to second on the disqualification and paid $6.20 and $4.00.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Chaulk O Lattey was mid-pack turning for home and finished a nose behind Sidepocket Run. Off as the 5-2 favorite, Chaulk O Lattey was moved up to third and paid $3.00 to show.Gouyen, who was full of run in second position crossing the dirt at the top of the stretch, shifted outward under Santiago Gonzalez, bumping Desert Steel and Tyler Baze. As a result, the stewards disqualified Gouyen from the win and placed her fifth.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. ORIGINAL WINNER GOUYEN IS PLACED FIFTH FOR BUMPING INCIDENT AT TOP OF STRETCHlast_img read more

Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson’s centennial year

first_imgBy BETH HARRISLOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball’s color barrier during Robinson’s centennial birthday celebration Monday night.Scully greeted 96-year-old Rachel Robinson with a kiss after being introduced to the crowd, with Scully drawing the loudest cheers in a rare public appearance.He stood behind Rachel with his hands holding her arms during the national anthem at Dodger Stadium. They were joined by Robinson’s …last_img

Women’s rights in South Africa to advance

first_imgWith South Africa’s gender equality statusbefore the UN, women’s rights in thecountry will receive new impetus.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) Masimanyane’s executive director LesleyAnn Foster is to present the country reportto the UN’s Cedaw committee.(Image: Shamin Chibba)MEDIA CONTACTS • Lesley Ann FosterMasimanyane executive director+27 43 743 9169 or +27 83 325 2497RELATED ARTICLES• Women’s month launched in SA• New body to empower SA women• SA women leaders unite for change• SA women take the lead• Media awards for SA womenShamin ChibbaWomen’s rights in South Africa will take a great stride forward when a national alliance of women’s organisations presents the country’s first shadow report in 12 years on the status of women in the country.On Friday 21 January, four representatives, led by the East London-based Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre, will stand before the UN’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) committee.Here they’ll present research they conducted regarding the progress of women’s rights since the presentation of the first report at Cedaw’s 19th session in 1998. Gender equality is one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.Each Cedaw party state is required to report to the committee every four years. South Africa will therefore be submitting its second, third and fourth reports.Cedaw will review the report and present recommendations to the government on which steps to take to improve the situation.Identifying achievements and obstaclesAccording to Masimanyane’s executive director Lesley Ann Foster, the alliance that conducted research last year consisted of women’s groups across seven provinces.“We have worked with other organisations and have collected information on how women’s rights have been enforced by government,” she said.The study asked women to identify the achievements towards gender equality, and also considered ways in which obstacles faced by women and girls on a daily basis could be overcome. However, judging from the research, Foster said the country has not made enough advances in the right direction.In a statement delivered to Cedaw on 17 January, she acknowledged that the South African government has made significant efforts to address these gender equality issues through the ratification of the Cedaw convention and its Optional Protocol, which was introduced in 1999.“Despite these efforts, the lived realities of women, their quality of life, and their status within society has not seen a significant change,” she added.Foster and her colleague Thabisa Bobo, also of Masimanyane, discussed three main issues, namely discriminatory laws, violence against women, and challenges to young women – specifically those from rural areas – with the Cedaw committee.South Africa’s shadow report may be downloaded from the Masimanyane website.Kenya, Israel and Liechtenstein will present their reports around the same time as South Africa.Forming the allianceSouth Africa started to catch up with Cedaw reports in October last year when 22 women’s rights activists from around the country gathered in East London for a Cedaw seminar.This was a drive by Masimanyane to form a national alliance of women’s rights organisations from each province. They would then contribute to a report on the progress of gender equality in the last ten years.It was here that South African activists learnt how to use Cedaw as a tool for advocacy and lobbying. To guide them through the process were activists Ivy Josiah, the executive director of Malaysia’s Women’s Aid Organisation, and Shireen Huq of the Nariphokko organisation in Bangladesh.According to Josiah, the activists educated South Africans on the Cedaw policies, explaining how they could be used as a useful instrument.  “I showed women how this is a tool to analyse and solve problems.”Josiah believes the tool is an international principle that holds governments accountable. “There is this power called government that is duty-bound to make sure women are safe.”Foster added that Cedaw is a primary standard setting document that guides all UN member states which have ratified the policy as to how they should treat women and girls within their countries.The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979 and is often referred to as an international bill of rights for women.Masimanyane’s executive director, Lesley Ann Foster, will be in Geneva to present South Africa’s shadow report to the Cedaw committee.last_img read more

US mag tips Durban as SA’s secret jewel

first_img1 November 2013Durban instead of Cape Town, New York Magazine advises its readers in its winter travel 2013 special.While the publication acknowledges that the world’s greatest cities “got their reputation for a reason”, they’ve decided to turn their attention to long-overshadowed cities such as Bourdeaux (not Paris), Birmingham (not London), Leipzig (not Berlin) – and Durban (not Cape Town).“They may not sell as many guidebooks as their A-list counterparts, but they have just as much charm and excitement – with way, way fewer tourists.”The weekly general interest magazine praises Durban’s “spectacular beaches” with their temperate Indian Ocean waters; the world-renowned aquarium at uShaka Marine World, “which is actually much larger than its Cape Town counterpart”; and the I Heart Market, which is held in the world-class Moses Mabhida stadium for its “hand-stitched leather iPad cases, tribal-print baseball caps, and mod vintage dresses by local artisans and collectors”.The city’s “vibrant blend” of Zulu, Indian and British influences means that the cuisine is more eclectic than Cape Town’s. Durban is well known locally for its curry – and the magazine urges visitors to try bunny chow, which is “messy curry served in a hollowed-out loaf of bread”.Other top spots highlighted by the magazine are the chic Oyster Box Hotel; Ile Maurice, where the crepes Suzettes are apparently unmissable; and Teremok Marine hotel in Umhlanga, which overlooks the harbour.Cape Town was recently named in the top three best destinations in the world to visit by Lonely Planet, the global travel publishers.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

first_imgOld wood windows are as charming as they are maddening. While they offer appealing craftsmanship and an authentic sense of home, they typically leak like a sieve. With rising fuel costs, an unstable economy, and a catatonic housing market, it’s simply becoming more and more difficult to look at those old units with pride.If you live in a historic district, you may not have the option of installing replacement windows. If you live elsewhere, however, you may be tempted to ditch the whole preservationist mentality and hop on the vinyl replacement train in hopes of reaping all the green rewards and cash savings of a modern home. Don’t—not without carefully considering your options first.By assessing your existing wood windows and making the right upgrades, you might be able to restore them to rival the performance of a standard replacement—at a fraction of the cost. Consider the potential of your existing windows You might make a window-replacement contractor’s head spin if you tell him that you’re going to repair rather than replace an old, drafty wood window. After all, thanks to progress in building technology, tight windows with astonishingly high insulating values — Serious Windows, for example — are now available. But not every advanced building solution or product makes sense for everyone. For many, repair work is a desirable alternative to replacement.In a collaborative effort, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, the University of Vermont’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory set out to test the value in wood-window repair. In their 1996 paper, “Testing the Energy Performance of Wood Windows in Cold Climates,” they assessed the performance gains accrued through various wood-window upgrades, including the… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

A Massive Market Opportunity Awaits In Analyzing The Internet Of Things

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … The major hurdle that traditional development shops struggle with in the [data] analysis layer is the volume of the data that edge nodes emit, and the speed with which it must be processed. As a result, we’re seeing increased deployment of NoSQL database management systems…where developers collect data and make it ready for analysis.This move toward more modern data infrastructure is a big opportunity for vendors in the machine-to-machine data market. But it’s not just data management vendors. It’s also those who provide enabling cloud infrastructure. In particular, Amazon’s recently launched Kinesis service offers a holistic approach, given that it includes high-speed data ingestion plus connections to S3, DynamoDB and RedShift for storage and data analysis. In many ways, developers can increasingly shop for IoT infrastructure on Amazon just as they shop for books and clothes.Seeing Into The DataData management is a big market. But it’s still one step removed from the end user and, hence, not the biggest market IoT will enable. For developers looking to cash in on the IoT gold rush, analytics offers an even bigger lottery. Morgan Stanley places the analytics opportunity squarely in the middle of the IoT monetization timeline: This jibes well with Cowen & Co. analyst Peter Goldmacher, who argues that for Big Data, “The bigger category of winners are the apps and analytics vendors that abstract the complexity of working with very complicated underlying technologies into a user friendly front end.” While we have a host of companies like Palantir and Tableau that have sprung up to help users analyze and visualize their data, IoT remains relatively uncharted territory, largely because most business intelligence or analytics tools are stuck in outdated relational database models.Splunk probably gets organizations closest to real analysis of IoT data, given that its genesis is in analysis of machine data. Splunk has already extended its technology to embrace Hadoop, offering Hadoop analytics through a product called HUNK, and will almost certainly look for other ways to extend its reach into unstructured data, which is growing at twice the rate of structured data and already accounts for 80% of all enterprise data, according to Gartner.Opportunity In AnalyticsIoT data doesn’t fit neatly into the tables and joins of traditional data management technology. Therein lies the problem. Virtually all business intelligence and analytics companies are SQL-based and rely on neat-and-tidy relational database technology. This isn’t going to work in the big data Internet of Things economy. Across the board, such tooling needs to be re-architected. Some vendors have tried to skirt this requirement by embracing ODBC-based connectors to modern data management technologies. But this results in a flattening of the richness of unstructured data and ultimately won’t work. All of which means that there is a huge need for a new breed of business intelligence or, more particularly, IoT intelligence. We need new analytics tools capable of ingesting and processing the diverse, unstructured data that fuels IoT. Consider this your next billion-dollar startup idea. You’re welcome.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Big Data#Business Intelligence#Internet of Things#Open Source#telecom#unstructured data Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts The Internet of Things has been hyped for 15 years, but until now technological realities haven’t supported technological possibilities. Today, given the confluence of cheap semiconductors, telecom operators with excess capacity and a new generation of open source data infrastructure, IoT is not simply possible, but probable. The question is what developers will do with it. Ultimately, as I’ve written, big money awaits developers who can turn IoT’s Big Data into cross-device services. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud But before we get to this point there’s plenty of money in data management and analytics. In fact, as new research from Morgan Stanley posits, IoT services depend on the industry first maturing around IoT data management and, in particular, analytics.In The Beginning Was The DataThe Internet of Things forces developers to approach data management very differently than the old world of structured data. In the IoT world, it’s implausible to rely on a constant, “fat” connection to the Internet. As Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond describes:Architects designing systems of record [e.g., ERP and CRM systems] can usually count on a local network connection with a relational database management system (RDBMS) and don’t think twice when designing for a beefy application server.These design sensibilities don’t work when building thousands, hundreds of thousands, or millions of edge nodes to connect to systems of operation. Network bandwidth, memory, power, and compute are necessarily constrained at the edges of the connected world.So what should a developer do? Focus on learning new data technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL, according to Hammond: Matt Asaylast_img read more

Bolts clinch No. 1 seed

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Amit, Kiamco-Chua advance; bowlers toppled Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next PBA IMAGESMeralco stuns San Miguel; Star on track for semis incentive Meralco overhauled an 18-point third quarter deficit en route to a 104-101 squeaker over San Miguel Beer to seize the solo lead and top seeding in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Allen Durham carried the Bolts down the stretch, finishing with 35 points and 13 rebounds as they climbed to 9-2 and seal a twice-to-beat edge against No. 8 Blackwater in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Lee and Barroca found their groove midway in the fourth quarter to trigger Star’s breakaway, 95-83, with 3:20 left.PJ Simon topscored for Star with 16 points, while Aldrech Ramos had 14 points.Aaron Fuller led the Road Warriors with 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Alex Mallari fired 13 points.—RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NET June Mar Fajardo led San Miguel with 26 points and eight rebounds.The Beermen fell to 7-4 and a share of fifth and sixth spots with the Star Hotshots, who thwarted NLEX, 101-93, in the first game.The Hotshots leaned on the trio of Paul Lee, import Kristofer Acox and Mark Barroca to keep themselves in the hunt for a top four seat and a twice-to-beat incentive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLee poured in seven of his 15 points in the payoff period, Acox tallied a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Barroca had 13 points and four rebounds as the Hotshots overhauled a 36-44 halftime deficit.“We had the proper mindset and it was to win,” said Star coach Chito Victolero. “The only thing we had control of is our game and I’m proud of my players, especially in the second half. They stepped up on defense plus we had a better ball movement.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View commentslast_img read more

Position Vacant – Business Operations Coordinator

first_imgTouch Football Australia Incorporated (TFA) is the governing body for the sport across the nation. On June 25th 2005, the structure of the organisation changed to a Unitary Model, where the Affiliates are the members and the State Bodies became branches of TFA .The Business Operations Coordinator will oversee complete operations of all Touch Football Victoria run competitions. Key duties include providing a high level of strategic and operational support to competitions as well as looking at avenues for growth and increasing revenue streams. Developing new competitions in a variety of formats will also be a focus.Sound business and financial processes and accountability are also required.A Job Description including selection criteria is attached. Applications close on Monday, 1 September 2008 at 5pm.Email applications with cover letter addressing position description and CV to [email protected] Further information: Nick Mooney – Operations Manager VIC – (03) 9206 6755For more details, visit the Touch Football Victoria website – www.victouch.com.auRelated Filesbusiness_operations_coordinator_position_descrip-pdflast_img read more

a month agoPochettino insists Tottenham didn’t deserve defeat at Leicester

first_imgPochettino insists Tottenham didn’t deserve defeat at Leicesterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists they didn’t deserve defeat at Leicester City.Leading 1-0 at half-time via Harry Kane, Spurs were on the wrong side of a VAR decision that would have seen them 2-0 up with 25 minutes left.Instead, Serge Aurier’s goal was ruled out for a fractional offside decision against Heung-Min Son and Leicester, who had a goal chalked off by VAR in the first half, took advantage, initially levelling through Ricardo Pereira on 69 minutes before James Maddison rifled home the winner with five minutes left.“It’s tough because I think we were the better side,” said Pochettino at the KP Stadium. “We had a bit of bad luck, the decision went against us today to make it 2-0 but in the end it was 1-1 and then 2-1 to Leicester.“We cannot complain, we have to accept the rules, sometimes they are going to be of benefit to us and sometimes they are going to go against us.“We were close to winning (if it had gone to 2-0) but that changed it completely and after that, you can concede a goal and when you concede and you are not solid, this can happen.“We conceded two goals and then it’s difficult to win games like this. We played well, we need to be happy about the performance overall, but disappointed because we cannot maintain the result. In nearly all the games we were leading and always something happened where we conceded and we need to improve, if not, it will be tough to win games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more