Man arrested for 1986 murder of 11-year-old girl who was strangled while walking home from school

first_imgNorwalk Police Department(NORWALK, Conn.) — A man was arrested Wednesday in the 1986 cold case murder of an 11-year-old Connecticut girl who was strangled while walking home from school, police said.On September 23, 1986, 11-year-old Kathleen Flynn left school in Norwalk to walk home using a path that goes through the woods, Norwalk police said. But she never made it home.Kathleen was reported missing and her body was found in the woods off of the path, police said.An autopsy found that she had been sexually assaulted and strangled, according to police.Now, more than 30 years later, a Maine man, Marc Karun, was arrested Wednesday morning as he left his home, police said.Karun is charged with sexual assault and murder, police said. He is being held at the Penobscot County Jail in Maine until his terms of extradition are determined.Police declined to discuss the circumstances of the arrest or elaborate on what led them to Karun.Following Karun’s arrest, the Norwalk Police Department issued a Facebook post containing a statement from the Flynn family.“We wish to thank the Norwalk Police Department for bringing Kathleen’s murderer to justice,” the family’s statement said. “This continues to be a very difficult time for us and we do not wish to make any further comments. We ask the media to please respect our privacy.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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PREMIERE: Groovechild With Nate Edgar & Nikki Glaspie Drop New Song Off Final Album

first_imgOn July 7th, the surviving members of Groovechild will release their long-awaited new album, Climber, and perform their final concert in celebration and remembrance of the band’s recently departed bandleader, Jeff Bibbo, who died earlier this year on March 4th. For those unfamiliar, Groovechild was a major player in New England’s live music scene in the mid-1990s led by Bibbo, who served as the band’s lead singer and songwriter. The group’s latest album also features guitarist Brian Kilough, bassist Nate Edgar, and drummer Nikki Glaspie.When Bibbo passed away earlier this year, he and Kilough were preparing to release the new album, Climber, marking the ensemble’s first album since 2012’s House Of Life and their third record ever including their 1992 debut, Sick At Last. For Climber, the band reached out to The Nth Power‘s Nate Edgar and Nikki Glaspie, in addition to a number of special musical guests including percussionist John Lecesse (Percy Hill) and saxophonist Matt Langley (Charlie Kohlhase).Produced by Bibbo and Chris Magruder, Climber was recorded in Maine at Thundering Skies Studio from 2015 to 2018. Containing nine new songs, as Bibbo explained before his death, the “album is an emotional journey through feelings of spiritual conflict, despair, hope, loss, and grief, yet despite the sometimes urgent melancholy, brings a sense of calm and implied sense of beauty and perseverance.”Groovechild’s new album certainly still falls in line with the band’s previous work, offering a gritty synthesis of rock, funk, jazz, and soul, to create a dynamic yet danceable sound with a hard-rock edge. A fitting and striking album to officially close out the band’s legacy, Climber shows the band at its best and ensures the group will not be forgotten.Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a new track from Groovechild, “Godawful”, which will appear on Climber, due out on July 7th. You can listen to the new song below, and make sure to read on to get more information about Groovechild’s final concert on July 7th.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>In addition to the July 7th album release date, the current Groovechild lineup will honor the life and music of Jeff Bibbo with a final performance, slated for the same day at 3s Art Space in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Groovechild will share the bill with long-time friends Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover.The night will also include a silent auction of a limited number of prints of Bibbo’s artwork, with the proceeds going toward buying musical instruments for patients in recovery at Keystone Hall, a New Hampshire non-profit that provides residential and outpatient substance-use disorder treatment as well as prevention and recovery support. You can purchase tickets to the final Groovechild concert and celebration of Jeff Bibbo’s life and music here.last_img read more

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What happens when IT waits in your teller line?

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I heard big thinker Dev Patnik, author of Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy, speak at a board meeting several years ago. Working with Delta Air Lines, Patnik discovered Delta executives felt they delivered an excellent travel experience to their customers. It’s no wonder. When the execs traveled, they went from plush offices to waiting town cars, directly onto the tarmac and into their first class seats. They never “enjoyed” a true airport experience: navigating TSA, overpriced food, countless delays, etc.Unfortunately, too often I see the same type of disconnect between IT professionals and their credit unions. When is the last time you went through a drive-through? Waited in the teller line? Phoned into your call center? Or, better yet, strapped on a headset and answered calls? Here’s a news flash: Members don’t often call to tell you how wonderful you are. They call because they have a problem or need to get something done. It’s vital for IT to know the business as well as everyone else in the credit union, especially what it is like to be a member across all channels.This “outside-in” model of IT leadership helps us discover where we are making it hard for members to do business with us (improvement opportunities) and where we delight them (strengths to build on). continue reading »last_img read more

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Ronaldo Claims 10th Portuguese Player of the Year Award

first_imgRonaldo, fresh from leading Juventus to an eighth straight Serie A title last season, beat off competition from Atletico Madrid starlet Joao Felix, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Wolves’ Ruben Neves.The glamorous awards evening took place at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion in Lisbon where Ronaldo, reflecting on a tough year, paid homage to his early days at Sporting Lisbon in his speech.“This world is so fast, with the social media, the press, it’s been wild,” saidRonaldo after claiming his 10th Portuguese award“It’s been an extremely complicated year on a personal level. Don’t let anyone pull you down.“I can’t help but mention that Sporting deserves a little prize. Next time.”Benfica were the big winners of the evening having been awarded the men’s and women’s Team of the Year awards.Bruno Lage, Benfica boss, was also recognised with the Manager of the Year award.Ronaldo, having missed on UEFA’s Player of the Year award at the expense of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, is looking to win FIFA’s The Best award after being named among the nominees.The Portuguese will again contest for the game’s biggest individual honour with Van Dijk and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.The winner will be announced on September 23 at a ceremony in Milan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is far from closing shop on accumulation of awards both home and abroad.The former Real Madrid ace added another feather to his cap after clinching his 10th Portuguese Player of the year award.The 34-year-old has dominated his country’s annual awards night since 2007 and has taken the top gong each year since then – bar exceptions in 2010 and 2014 when Simao and Pepe respectively won the awards. Cristiano Ronaldo with his 10th Portuguese Player of the Year award late on Tuesday nightlast_img read more

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Cowboys Rally Beats Giants, 31-28

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For awesomeness, Odell Beckham Jr.’s catch couldn’t be topped.For timely rallies, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant trumped it.The Cowboys momentarily might have been in awe of Beckham’s one-handed stab as he fell backward into the end zone while he was interfered with by cornerback Brandon Carr.When it came to making the critical plays to beat the New York Giants on Nov. 23, though, Dallas had all it needed in Romo and Bryant.Romo threw two touchdown passes to Bryant, the winner from 13 yards with 1:01 remaining, lifting the Cowboys to a comeback 31-28 victory.“You gain an understanding that you’re never really out of it,” Romo said. “You are comfortable being in uncomfortable situations. That comes from having been through it and going out and finding a way to win. Once you do that a few times, the team can believe in that.”Romo could have written a book on winning drives while staging this one; he never was pressured in leading the Cowboys 80 yards to the winning score.“Any time you’re afforded the amount of time at the end of the game, it’s huge,” he said. “They (the offensive line) are a special group of guys who work their butts off and deserve a lot of credit for this game and this season.”Romo threw for two TDs in the third quarter and Barry Church’s interception helped turn things in the Cowboys’ favor. But the Giants (3-8), trailing 24-21, staged a 93-yard drive capped by Adrien Robinson’s first career TD catch. That 1-yard score with 3 minutes remaining could have snapped New York’s slide that now is at six losses.Back came Dallas (8-3). Romo found Bryant in the back of the end zone to win it, setting up an NFC East showdown with Philadelphia on Thanksgiving Day for first place.“Now we have another challenge coming up real quick,” Romo said. “Philly is playing great football so we’re going to have to play better than we did tonight to win that game.”Dallas, which was treated to chants of “Let’s Go Cowboys!” in the second half from hundreds of fans in Cowboys garb, is 5-0 on the road. New York was eliminated from division contention.Thanks to Beckham’s incredible one-handed catch, one of the rookie’s two first-half touchdowns, New York built a 21-10 halftime lead.But Romo hit Cole Beasley with a short pass that he turned into a 45-yard score, and the quarterback’s 31-yarder to an uncovered Bryant put Dallas on top for the first time.Beckham left briefly in the fourth quarter with a back problem, but returned for the next series. He finished with 10 receptions for 146 yards.League rushing leader DeMarco Murray managed his 10th 100-yard game this season with 121 on 24 carries for Dallas.The Cowboys didn’t get much going after falling behind 21-10 until reserve receiver Beasley took a short pass, eluded a tackle by Zack Bowman and sped untouched to the end zone midway in the third quarter.When Eli Manning overthrew a wide-open Preston Parker deep in Dallas territory, Church ran back the interception 45 yards. Four plays later, Romo hit an open Bryant and he squeezed into the end zone for the Cowboys’ first lead.Beckham’s right-handed stab of Manning’s 43-yard rainbow pass could be the catch of the year. The rookie, who regularly practices such receptions, outreached Carr at the goal line and tumbled backward into the end zone to make it 14-3.“I have played this game for 10 years,” Giants safety Antrel Rolle said, “and that was the greatest catch I’ve seen.”Beckham wants there to be plenty more of those. “I hope it is not the greatest catch because with time I hope I can make more,” Beckham said.That catch already was dominating highlight reels by halftime and was his second TD of the game. The 80-yard drive to Beckham’s first touchdown marked the second straight week the Giants got into the end zone on their opening possession after going 20 games without doing so.Dallas’ offense hardly sat still following Beckham’s one-hander. Romo guided the Cowboys 77 yards and used a shovel pass to Jason Witten — yes, the tight end used two hands — from the 4 immediately after Beckham’s stunner.So the kid from LSU went right back to overwhelming the Cowboys. He made three catches for 32 yards on New York’s next series, including a spin move that would make a figure skater proud. Andre Williams concluded that 80-yard march with a 3-yard run for a 21-10 lead.In the first half alone, Beckham had eight catches for 125 yards, while Manning went 14 of 16 for 191 yards. But the second half belonged to Dallas.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal boss Emery rules out Ozil move: We need him

first_imgArsenal boss Emery rules out Ozil move: We need himby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has ruled out a January move for Mesut Ozil.The German has fallen out of favour as of late and missed Wednesday’s EFL Cup quarter-finals with Tottenham, with Emery citing “tactical reasons” behind the decision.However, the Spaniard insists Ozil remains important to his plans.He told reporters: “I want every player with a good mentality to help us. He can give us his quality and his characteristics. We need Mesut Ozil.”Every player wants to play and help the team when we need them. The frustration is the same for everybody when they haven’t played a match.”I have told him what we need from him. He has the commitment to help us and the quality and the characteristics to help us when the team need him on the pitch.”Tomorrow he is in the 18 players in the squad.”When asked again on whether Ozil’s future lies at Arsenal, Emery said: “Yes, why not?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ministers warn no free ticket for Nigerian asylum seekers crossing into Quebec

first_imgMONTREAL – Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen will head to Nigeria in the coming weeks amid an influx of nationals from that country seeking asylum in Canada in recent months.Three senior federal ministers delivered a blunt reminder to them Monday that entering Canada illegally is not a free pass into the country.“Coming across the border in a way that tries to circumvent the law or defy proper procedure is no free ticket to Canada,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters.After Haitians in 2017, it appears Nigerians armed with valid U.S. visitor visas are the latest group to come across at Roxham Road in Hemmingford, not far from the Lacolle border crossing at the Quebec-New York border.Hussen said he plans to travel to Nigeria soon but noted the federal government has sent three immigration officers to Lagos.Canada has been working closely with the United States over the abuse of U.S. visas by Nigerians whose ultimate goal is to get to Canada within weeks of arriving.“It’s becoming apparent to us that they’ve obtained these visas to come to Canada to make asylum claims,” Hussen said.Goodale said all of the country’s international obligations are being met in dealing with asylum.“They must prove they need Canada’s protection to keep them safe,” he said. “Seeking asylum is not a shortcut to get around normal immigration rules and procedures.”Hussen, Goodale and Transport Minister Marc Garneau said about 90 per cent won’t meet the criteria to stay.In mid-April, Quebec officials said the number of people coming across the border this year had tripled from the same time last year.The Quebec government said projections suggested there could be as many as 400 crossings per day this summer, compared to 250 in 2017.Goodale said since that spike around Easter, the numbers have been a manageable 70-80 people per day.New temporary facilities are being constructed at the border for up to 520 people to deal with those needing to stay for more than a day.Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel called the Liberal measures a “Band-Aid approach.”“There’s no evidence this will stem the tide of people exploiting the loophole in the Safe Third Country agreement,” she said in Ottawa. “The Liberals once again refused to close the loophole.”The Safe Third Country agreement took effect in December 2004 and states Canada and the United States recognize each other as safe places for refugee claimants to seek protection.But the agreement only applies for claims made at an official border crossing, so if asylum seekers enter at an irregular crossing, they are entitled to a hearing.As with any agreement that is 14 years old, Hussen said, it would be wise and prudent to refresh the Safe Third Country agreement.“(But) I want to make it clear there are no formal negotiations with respect to the Safe Third Country agreement,” Hussen added, noting it is discussed alongside other issues such as visas and border security.The federal immigration minister also said progress is being made in implementing a triage system at the border that will allow asylum seekers to head to Ontario while relieving pressure on major cities like Montreal and Toronto.Hussen said Ontario officials were in Quebec to get help in setting up a reception centre for newcomers.“The pieces are coming together it’s just a matter of time, but I don’t expect this to take months, it’ll take a matter of few weeks,” Hussen said.last_img read more

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Googlebred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

first_imgATWATER, Calif. – Google’s self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all.Waymo, hatched from a Google project started eight years ago, showed off its progress Monday during a rare peek at a closely guarded testing facility located 120 miles (193 kilometres) southeast of San Francisco. That’s where its robots complete their equivalent of driver’s education.The tour included giving more than three dozen reporters rides in Chrysler Pacifica minivans travelling through faux neighbourhoods and expressways that Waymo has built on a former Air Force base located in the Californian Central Valley city of Atwater.The minivans smoothly cruised the roads — driver’s seat empty and passengers in the back — at speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph). By contrast, the Waymo-powered minivans that have been driving volunteer riders in the Phoenix area still use safety drivers to take over control if something goes wrong.But Waymo’s real goal is to get to the point where people in cars are nothing but passengers.Waymo CEO John Krafcik told reporters that the company will be making some cars and freight trucks totally driverless fairly soon, though he didn’t provide a specific timetable. “We are really close,” he said. “We are going to do it when we feel like we are ready.”Since Google began working on self-driving cars in 2009, dozens of established automakers such as General Motors and Ford Motors have entered the race, along with other big technology companies, including Apple and ride-hailing service Uber. The competition is so fierce and the stakes so high that Waymo is currently suing Uber , alleging that one of its former managers stole its trade secrets and took them with him when he joined Uber in 2016 as part of an elaborate scheme. The trial in that high-profile case is scheduled to begin in early December.Waymo is hoping to infuse its technology into ride-hailing services such as its current partner, Lyft, and big-rig trucking companies. It also intends to license its automated system to automakers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobile, which is already using it in 100 Pacifica minivans.last_img read more

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CES 2019 Its all about the games and AI

first_img 8K very much a focal point this year at CES. Consumers will find brighter pictures sharper contrast and richer blacks. 8K is becoming more and more consumer economical and Europe, YouTube to name a few are already rolling out 8K content. Any size you can think of can now become reality..but at a price. Samsung – The Wall can be built to any custom size this one pictured is 219” comprised of Micro LED panels the TV can be built to pretty much any specification as long as you have the money. LAS VEGAS — The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology’s biggest trade event gets underway.There you go peeps! Official. iTunes on Samsung smart TVs in over 100 countries. #ces2019 #lifeofacameraguy pic.twitter.com/oXnh0NpE3J— Nick Blakeney (@CameraGuyNick) January 7, 2019BRING ON THE GAMESEnough about self-driving cars. A big contingent at the CES 2019 gadget show would rather hear about better video games.Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang got a big round of applause Sunday night when he told a crowd at the Las Vegas tech conference that he’d spend more time talking gaming than autonomous driving.The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker’s computer graphics technology is used in both industries. But it was his unveiling of a new gaming-oriented graphics processor that elicited the biggest cheers.Huang also detailed how his company’s advances in artificial intelligence and a graphics technology called “ray tracing” are helping to generate ever-more-realistic scenery in popular games like Anthem and Battlefield V.This year’s CES is less focused on autonomous cars as last year’s, though there’s ongoing buzz about self-driving innovations. Ride-hailing service Lyft says after launching a self-driving Las Vegas taxi service at last year’s CES, it’s now had almost 30,000 paid rides.A CENTURY-OLD CES FIRST-TIMERYou wouldn’t expect to find the maker of Pampers and Bounty paper towels at the world’s largest technology conference.But here’s consumer goods company Procter & Gamble at CES 2019, showing off heated razors and a toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence. (Sorry if you were expecting self-changing diapers.)Procter & Gamble, which was founded more than 180 years ago, said it’s the first time it has been an exhibitor at CES. The company said it needs to infuse technology into everyday products to keep up with what customers want.Among the goods on display: a waterproof Gillette razor that heats up to 122 degrees; an Oral-B toothbrush that tells you if you’re missing areas when brushing; and a wand-like device called Opte that scans the skin and releases serum that covers up age spots and other discoloration.Counter top dishwasher that uses only a gallon of water and can plug into a simple wall plug. No biggie… My younger self is crying: “Where was this when I lived in my shoebox apartment!!!” #CES2019 #lifeofacameraguy pic.twitter.com/Nav8XfPpMV— Nick Blakeney (@CameraGuyNick) January 7, 2019Although some of the products have been sold in test runs, pricing hasn’t been set yet. But expect to pay a lot more than the ordinary stuff currently on drugstore shelves.center_img ___Follow @Gadget_Guy and @CameraGuyNick from Breakfast Television on CityTv for more on CES.AP reporters Matt O’Brien and Joseph Pisani contributed to this report.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Social media push for antidengue drives

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will embrace social media in a big way to boost its dengue drive this year. People of the city particularly the young generation are very active on social media so planned use of the social media platform is expected to widen the civic body’s reach in creating awareness. The step will help to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.”We will start our campaigns on Facebook and Whats app and for this we have already started discussions with experts associated directly with these social platforms. We are in the process of preparing a strategy for our campaign,” said Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh, who is also in-charge of Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s Health department. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe Health department of KMC has already been undertaking drives to prevent mosquito-borne diseases in the city with special emphasis on visiting households which had witnessed dengue cases last year. The civic body is armed with a map of those addresses across the city. The team from the KMC visited Chatubabu Lane and Ananda Palit Road area under ward 55 which are dominated by slums. We have come across a number of vacant plots which are privately owned or belong to the Kolkata Improvement Trust (KIT) or WAKF land which needs to be cleaned up. We have identified the owners and will soon slap notices to them under Section 496 A of the KMC Act. We will be cleaning up the places but the owners have to pay charges against it,” Ghosh said. The KMC team spoke to patients who had dengue last year and advised them on how to keep their premises clean. The team of KMC’s Health department was accompanied by the ward councillor, borough chairman and officials from the Solid Waste Management department of the KMC.last_img read more

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