Atlanta Police Department(ATLANTA) — An Atlanta community is mourning the death of a recent high school graduate who was killed by a stray bullet while asleep in her bedroom.Jessica Daniels, 18, was at home with her mother and grandfather early Thursday morning when three stray bullets came flying through the wall with one fatally striking the teen in the chest, according to police.“I was downstairs asleep. I heard the shots and I jumped up,” Daniel’s grandfather, Sanders Love, told reporters on the scene. “I heard shots. I’m thinking it’s just outside. Then I hear them in the house.”“And then I heard my daughter in the back scream, ‘Jessica’s been shot,’ and I just lost it. I’d rather for it to be me than my granddaughter,” he added.Investigators arrived to the family’s home in southwest Atlanta at around 5:30 a.m. and found Daniels unresponsive. She was pronounced dead on the scene.“That hurts me so bad and I’m not going to rest until somebody lets me know something,” Love said.Police found at least 18 shell casings from two guns outside of the home, indicating an apparent shootout. There was no evidence to suggest Daniels was the intended target, police said.“Our victim was lying in bed when she was shot a single time and killed on the scene,” Atlanta Police Department Lt. Andrea Webster told reporters Thursday. “We’re not sure if the house was targeted. … We can’t think of any reason why she may have been a target.”Daniels, who graduated from South Atlanta High School in May, was scheduled to attend a job interview later that morning, according to her family.Police are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. There were no suspects or leads as of Thursday evening.“We believe that the gunfire took place exclusively on the street,” Webster said. “We don’t know who the shooters are. We’re canvassing the area for witnesses and any video cameras that may have captured the incident.”“At this point, we need the public’s assistance … we really need their help,” she added. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Thirteen years ago today back in 2006, moe. kicked off their winter tour at The Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. The band was dialed in from the get-go, busting out a twenty-minute, hugely jammy “Brent Black” to open the show. During the five-song first set, the band also covered Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” for the first time, a track they’ve played fourteen times and that hasn’t been seen since 2010. After the break, the band by no means slowed down, with crowd-pleasing non-stop second set.You can listen to full audio from the show below, courtesy of Jon Merin. You can also check out moe. on their winter tour, which kicks off tonight in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Dates are below, and tickets are available via the band’s website.Setlist: moe. at The Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA – 1/19/2006Set I: Brent Black, She Sends Me, It, Paranoid Android1> Seat Of My Pants> AkimboSet II: Buster> Spine Of A Dog> Not Coming Down> Wormwood> Brittle End> St. Augustine> 32 Things> I Wanna Be SedatedEncore: Blue Jeans and Pizza> Rise
In Harvard’s Pierce Hall, the surface of a small germanium-coated gold sheet shines vividly in crimson. A centimeter to the right, where the same metallic coating is literally only about 20 atoms thicker, the surface is a dark blue, almost black. The colors form the logo of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), where researchers have demonstrated a new way to customize the color of metal surfaces by exploiting a completely overlooked optical phenomenon.For centuries it was thought that thin-film interference effects, such as those that cause oily pavements to reflect a rainbow of swirling colors, could not occur in opaque materials. Harvard physicists have now discovered that even very “lossy” thin films, if atomically thin, can be tailored to reflect a particular range of dramatic and vivid colors.Published in the journal Nature Materials (online) on October 14, the finding opens up new possibilities for sophisticated optical devices, as well as consumer products such as jewelry and new techniques in the visual arts. Read Full Story
November VCDP Grants Governor Jim Douglas today announced nearly $600,000 to help repair the fire-damaged building that houses Montpelier’s senior center, as well as to help develop 14 senior apartments on the site. That was one of several Vermont Community Development Program grants announced, which also included funds for two affordable housing groups to merge their operations.During a ceremony at the 58 Barre Street structure, the Governor presented town officials with a check for $588,500 that will be used to help refurbish the building, which was heavily damaged in a December 2009 fire. ‘As Vermont’s senior population continues to grow, senior housing and programs like the Montpelier Senior Activity Center are critical to keeping older residents in their communities,’ Governor Douglas said. ‘This keeps them close to family, friends, services and support systems that can allow them to remain independent and active.’The money will be used both to help rebuild the city’s Senior Activity Center and to develop 14 one-bedroom apartments for residents 62 and over and/or the disabled, a project that will be undertaken by a limited partnership that will include the Capital City Housing Foundation, Inc.‘The city is delighted that this project is moving forward,’ said Montpelier Mayor Mary Hooper. ‘These state funds help address two important community needs ‘ additional housing and a renovated senior center. We appreciate the work of the partnership and the state in assembling a great financing package in such a short time period.’The Governor also announced two $30,000 grants to the towns of Springfield and Putney which will be used by the Rockingham Area Community Land Trust and Windham Housing Trust respectively to help pay for a merger of the two non-profit affordable housing providers, resulting in a more efficient use of funds.‘This is an exciting step toward making the state’s non-profit affordable housing delivery system more efficient and accountable,’ Governor Douglas said, noting a recent study had recommended consolidating the largest statewide affordable housing groups. ‘The less money that is spent on duplicated overhead, the more available to build homes for needy Vermonters.’Finally, Vershire will receive a $14,178 grant to make accessibility alterations to the Vershire Town Center Building and bring it into full compliance the federal Americans With Disabilities Act.‘Grants like this are important because they leverage other financial resources and help address critical needs in our communities,’ the Governor said. ‘The $662,000 we are awarding will leverage more than $4.7 million in other funds from private and public sources.’The Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) money comes from the approximately $7 million Vermont receives annually in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which must be used principally to benefit persons of low and moderate income.The state awards the competitive grants based on recommendations of the Vermont Community Development Board and approval of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Kevin Dorn.Source: Governor’s office. 11.23.2010For information about the Vermont Community Development Program, see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/VCDP/index.htm(link is external) ApplicantGrant AmountOther ResourcesBrief DescriptionVershire$14,178 $14,178 Grant to provide accessibility to the Vershire Town Center Building and bring it into full ADA compliance with state and federal regulations.Putney$30,000 $225,000 Subgrant to Windham Housing Trust to assist with the merger with the Rockingham Area Community Land Trust to allow a more efficient and effective affordable housing delivery system.Springfield$30,000 $225,000 Subgrant to Rockingham Area Community Land Trust to assist with the merger with the Windham Housing Trust to allow a more efficient and effective affordable housing delivery system.Montpelier City$588,500 $4,259,200 Redevelopment of a former school at 58 Barre St. into two condominium units with the city owning the Senior Activity Center and subgranting funds to the second owner, a limited partnership to include the Capital City Housing Foundation, Inc to develop 14 one bedroom apartments for seniors aged 62 and over and/or the disabled. $662,678 $4,723,378
Financial Post 30 July 2019Family First Comment: Canada ain’t working that well, despite claims of NZ advocates for pot…..“Black market dope continues to sell for nearly half the price of the legal stuff because bootleggers are obviously able to produce and import with impunity. This negates the Liberal notion that legalization will put the drug dealers out of business, make sure the products are not diluted or dangerous, and collect big taxes on an illicit product that people were going to buy anyway. This is Cheech and Chong policy: Eliminating the black market will be impossible because while unlicensed cannabis cultivation is illegal in Canada, possession and consumption is entirely legal. So, criminals and importers have more customers than ever.”Duh!The legalization of marijuana was cynically rushed into law by the Trudeau government without sufficient medical testing on long-term health effects or adequate controls over the players involved, presumably to court the youth vote.For a country where governments bear the cost of medical care, it is the height of recklessness to legitimize the sale of weed without the same rigorous testing requirements that pharmaceutical or food companies must endure.In addition, Ottawa has delivered the worst of all possible outcomes in what amounts to an inept rollout: Black market dope continues to sell for nearly half the price of the legal stuff because bootleggers are obviously able to produce and import with impunity.This negates the Liberal notion that legalization will put the drug dealers out of business, make sure the products are not diluted or dangerous, and collect big taxes on an illicit product that people were going to buy anyway.This is Cheech and Chong policy: Eliminating the black market will be impossible because while unlicensed cannabis cultivation is illegal in Canada, possession and consumption is entirely legal. So, criminals and importers have more customers than ever.https://business.financialpost.com/diane-francis/diane-francis-canntrust-is-the-fruit-of-a-reckless-rushed-liberal-cannabis-policy
The 31-year-old Scot announced on Friday he will retire this year because of a hip injury.“I can still play, but not to a level I’m happy playing at,” he said.Bautista Agut, who beat world number one Novak Djokovic on his way to winning the Qatar Open last week, says he still expects a tough match, despite knowing Murray is feeling pain when he plays and could quit if he loses.“Everybody knows when Andy goes on court he gives 100%. He has fought all his career and today’s match will be the same,” he said.Defending women’s champion Caroline Wozniacki, seeded third, opens the night session on Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne Park’s main show court – against Belgium’s Alison van Uytvanck at 08:00 GMT.Swiss third seed Roger Federer begins his defence of the men’s title after that match, against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin, who famously beat Djokovic here in 2017.Second seeds Rafael Nadal and Angelique Kerber – both former champions – also play on Monday.Murray is one of seven Britons opening their tournaments at Melbourne Park on Monday, with only women’s number one Johanna Konta playing on Tuesday.Kyle Edmund, who has replaced Murray as the country’s highest-ranked man, meets former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych at about 05:00 GMT in the match preceding Murray’s potential farewell match on Melbourne Arena.First-time qualifier Harriet Dart has the honour of opening up the tournament on Laver against five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova at 00:00 BST, while Katie Boulter and Heather Watson also have early starts.Opening on the outside courts, Boulter plays Russian Ekaterina Makarova and Watson takes on Croatian 31st seed Petra Martic.British number three Cameron Norrie meets American Taylor Fritz not before 06:00 GMT, with qualifier Dan Evans bidding for a potential second-round match against 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer about 04:00 GMT.Dart, 22, won three matches in Melbourne last week to qualify for the main draw for the first time, landing her with a dream tie against her “idol” Sharapova.The 31-year-old Russian, seeded 30th, won her maiden Slam at Wimbledon in 2004 when Dart was aged seven.“She has been so successful in the game. There are many things why I look up towards her,” said the Londoner, who is ranked 131 in the world.“I was pretty young when she first won Wimbledon, I have always looked up to her and it will be pretty cool to play her.”Boulter, 22, says it is “incredible” to have gain direct entry to a Slam for the first time on the basis of her top 100 ranking, while 26-year-old Watson – who has won three WTA titles and is a former top 50 player – insists she still wants to achieve more in her career.“The past couple of years have not been fantastic for me, I’ve scraped around and it is not good enough,” Watson, now ranked 108th, said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Andy-Murray AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2019Andy Murray will play what could be the final match of his career when the Australian Open begins in Melbourne today.Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray faces Spanish 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut not before 07:00 GMT.
“We knew what it was going to take. Honestly we knew what we had to do. We knew how we were going to come together collectively and do it as a group. And that’s the outcome for us. The result was what we deserve.” For the first time since 2015, the Brooklyn Nets have clinched a playoff berth. pic.twitter.com/KBb1iWtNgS— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 7, 2019Star point guard D’Angelo Russell said the win gave him an “amazing feeling” after the game.”It’s for sure? Man, that’s crazy. I don’t even know what to think.”– D’Angelo Russell on the Nets making the postseason for the first time since 2015 pic.twitter.com/77YUf8nC9z— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 7, 2019″It’s an amazing feeling man,” Russell told YES Network. “We’ve got a great group of guys. Great coaching staff. I think it’s the best group to do this with man. It’s a lot of our first times doing it. It’s going to be a blast, I’m excited. Related News JaVale McGee thinks he ‘proved something this season’ with Lakers The Nets are going to the postseason.Brooklyn clinched its first playoff berth since 2014-15 with a 108-96 victory over the Pacers in Indiana on Sunday. Russell, 23, made his first All-Star team this season. He leads the Nets in points (21.1) and assists per game (seven) in 2018-19 and has been a driving force behind Brooklyn’s success.The Nets now have a 41-40 record and currently sit in sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. They’ll likely have a tough first-round playoff matchup against the Bucks, Raptors or 76ers, though. Clippers open roster spot ahead of playoffs, could reportedly add new player
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP)—Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian who was known for his trademark fedora and ever-present cigar, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 75. Jennifer Frawley, Sugar’s daughter, said his wife, Suzanne, was by his side when he died at Northern Westchester Hospital. Sugar also had been battling lung cancer. BERT SUGAR “Just his intelligence and his wit and his sense of humor,” Frawley said when asked what she will remember about her father. “He was always worried about people. He was always helping people.”Sugar was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. According to the hall’s website, Sugar wrote more than 80 books, including “The 100 Greatest Boxers Of All Time.” He also appeared in a handful of films, including “The Great White Hype” starring Samuel Jackson.“Around ringside, it’s not going to be the same with Bert not there,” said Jack Hirsch, the president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.Frawley said arrangements for a memorial service are still pending and anyone wishing to honor Sugar should make a donation to the boxing hall.