Sunday, 28 April 2013


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Saturday, 27 April 2013


Swedish police: Small amount of drugs taken from Bieber's bus

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 2:56 PM EDT, Thu April 25, 2013
(CNN) -- Swedish police found illegal narcotics on Justin Bieber's tour bus as it was parked outside Stockholm's Globe Arena, where he was performing, a police spokesman said Thursday.

While a source close to Bieber insisted it was a non-story and no charges were filed, it is the latest stumble in the teen pop star's European tour. Bieber's publicist had no official comment when contacted by CNN.

Police found a small amount of unspecified illegal narcotics on the tour bus that Bieber and about nine others had taken to the arena for the concert Wednesday night, Stockholm police spokesman Varg Gyllander said.

Authorities searched the bus at the arena after a police officer smelled marijuana near the vehicle when it was outside a Stockholm hotel, Gyllander said. The Bieber team had left the bus before police searched it.

The case is under investigation, but no arrests were made and no charges have been filed, Gyllander said. For a charge of possession of narcotics, police must find the drug on the     offender, he said.

The Stockholm concert proceeded as scheduled. Bieber's next concert is on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Earlier this month, Bieber drew criticism for a remark he left in the guest book of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He suggested that Frank, the teenage diarist who died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, would have been a fan of his. Critics accused him of being narcissistic, but others, including Frank's stepsister, criticized the uproar and said Frank might indeed have been a fan.

And last month in Munich, German authorities confiscated a young monkey that Bieber traveled with.

CNN"s Stephanie Halasz and Jason Hanna contributed to this report.

Thursday, 25 April 2013


Boeing has completed another successful test for technology that fries enemy electronics with little to no collateral damage to other objects.

Boeing describes CHAMP as "a non-kinetic alternative to traditional explosive weapons that use the energy of motion to defeat a target." In its most recent test that took place last week with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., over the Utah Test and Training Range, Boeing proved CHAMP could follow a pre-programmed flight plan and wipe out enemy target data and electronic subsystems by emitting high amounts of energy.

In a recent feature on CHAMP's latest test, Boeing describes how the missile approached a two-story building, fired high-powered microwaves at it and effectively knocked out the computers and other electrical systems inside. It states that even the cameras that were inside the building to record the test were wiped out.

"Today we turned science fiction into science fact," Coleman said in Boeing's feature.

History professor William R. Forstchen discussed the potential damage rendered by an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) event, and what we can to do prepare for the possibility. There are actually two kinds of potentials for generating an EMP, military or solar, he explained. A nuclear fission weapon, such as Iran or North Korea are currently developing, that is detonated about 250 miles above the Earth's atmosphere would trigger electrostatic discharge, striking the Earth's surface and overloading the power grid and knocking it out, he detailed. The Soviets conducted an EMP test in 1962, and a power plant 500 miles away from the center of the detonation burst into flames, because of the EMP overload that fed into the transmission lines, he cited.

Just a few days ago, we were hit by the largest solar storm in five years, and NASA & NOAA have predicted a significantly increased solar storm cycle over the next 18 months, Forstchen noted. A large enough coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun could generate a global-wide EMP event, particularly in the northern and southern latitudes. The "Carrington Event" of 1859 blew out telegraph lines, and the "energy output was so intense that railroad ties were bursting into flames," he said. Forstchen advocates congressional action to protect America's grid, such as put forth by Cong. Roscoe Bartlett.


William R. Forstchen is a Professor of History and Faculty Fellow at Montreat College, in Montreat, North Carolina. He received his doctorate from Purdue University with specializations in Military History, the American Civil War and the History of Technology. His current book, One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress and before the House Armed Services Committee by Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R.-MD), chair of the House Committee tasked to evaluate EMP weapons, as a realistic portrayal of the potential damage rendered by an EMP attack on the continental United States.


An electromagnetic pulse (commonly abbreviated EMP) is a burst of electromagnetic radiation. The abrupt pulse of electromagnetic radiation usually results from certain types of high energy explosions, especially a nuclear explosion, or from a suddenly fluctuating magnetic field. The resulting rapidly-changing electric fields and magnetic fields may couple with electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges.

In military terminology, a nuclear warhead detonated hundreds of kilometers above the Earth's surface is known as a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) device. Effects of a HEMP device depend on a very large number of factors, including the altitude of the detonation, energy yield, gamma ray output, interactions with the Earth's magnetic field, and electromagnetic shielding of targets.

Preparedness refers to the state of being prepared for specific or unpredictable events or situations. Preparedness is an important quality in achieving goals and in avoiding and mitigating negative outcomes. It is a major phase of emergency management, and is particularly valued in areas of competition such as sport and military science.

Methods of preparation include research, estimation, planning, resourcing, education, practicing and rehearsing.

Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who are actively preparing for emergencies as well as possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales ranging from local to international. Survivalists often have emergency medical and self-defence training, stockpile food and water, prepare for self-sufficiency, and build structures that will help them survive or "disappear" (e.g. a survival retreat or underground shelter).

Anticipated disruptions include the following: Clusters of natural disasters, patterns of apocalyptic planetary crises, or Earth Changes (tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, solar storms, severe thunderstorms). A disaster caused by the activities of humankind (chemical spills, release of radioactive materials, nuclear or conventional war, oppressive governments). The general collapse of society caused by the shortage or unavailability of resources such as electricity, fuel, food, or water. Financial disruption or economic collapse (caused by monetary manipulation, hyperinflation, deflation, or depression). A global pandemic. Widespread chaos or some other unexplained apocalyptic event.

Friday, 19 April 2013


Ricky Flores, the American son of Puerto Rican immigrant parents, was born in New York in 1961. His father, Pastor Flores was a merchant marine and his mother Anna Luisa Flores, a garment worker. Little Ricky spent the first years of his life living in Tremont near Crotona Park, where Expressway # 95 divides the north and south Bronx. He would spend the rest of his childhood in Longwood, the Bronx with his mother. They moved there after the death of his father in 1965.

The small inheritance he received from his father helped him to begin his journey of self discovery and mastery of the art of photography. The money gave him the means to buy a 35mm camera and photo accessories. It was 1980, his senior year in high school, and Ricky had found his passion, documenting life in the South Bronx. He became the boricua "Jimmy Olsen", capturing visions of New York City's Puerto Rican community in the 1980's. Immortalizing the people and environment of the South Boogie in troubled times.

Over the years, Flores has compiled an impressive portfolio. His freelance work has been published in The New York TimesThe Daily News, The City Sun and The Village Voice. He's a double
winner of the New York Press Publishers Association's Award for Spot News. His work during the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center tragedy garnered him a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize. His permanent installation at I.S. 206 in the Tremont section of the Bronx was commissioned by the School Construction Authority, New York City Board of Education and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.  

Los Seis Del Sur
It seems that Mr. Flores is as passionate as ever. He now resides in Cortlandt Manor, New York, with his wife and two sons, is a photographer for The Journal News and is a member of a group of South Bronx photographers. The prolific collective is named Los Seis Del Sur and has had very successful exhibitions at The Bronx Documentary Center. Have the pleasure of viewing art from the heart @ RICKY FLORES PHOTOGRAPHY. Follow him on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

              SEIS DEL SUR
              FROM THE BRONX
Galeria de Los Seis Del Sur

Thursday, 18 April 2013


Monday, 15 April 2013


189 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Date: June 14th, 2013

‘The Journey` is a unique, multimedia, live theatre experience framed in the dark history of slavery, but ending in the spirit of freedom. The performance provides a peek into the complex history of people of African descent, in an attempt to separate the fact from the fiction. The production is truly a collaborative effort, inspired by the spirit of cooperation exhibited by the unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad revolution.

The score is a mix of horns, strings, West-African drummers, vocalists, and poets. We combine the musical talents of the string section of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with the eclectic horns of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble from Chicago. We also feature the talents of local Toronto artists such as Dwayne Morgan and Quisha Wint. Throughout the three-act production, we fully engage the audience with elements of modern dance, poetry, and live music combined with an unforgettable visual presentation.

Tickets available in May

For more information and bookings, please contact:
E. Fitzgerald Rutherford, Founder @ 203-550-0063 or  Jennifer Harvey, Executive Producer @ 416-436-4300

Sunday, 14 April 2013


Photograph Courtesy of Clyde Gumbs

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

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Thursday, 11 April 2013


A transformation has occurred at 115 Eldridge Street, where a little crepe place has been operating the last couple of years. La Crepe C’est Si Bon is now focusing on catering, while the storefront gives way to a new spot from Marc Solomon, who ran the legendary Red Strype Bar in Soho and the original A Train Cafe in Harlem.

We heard from “Chef King Solomon” yesterday, who said “La Senorita” soft launched for friends and family a couple of weeks ago. Per Facebook, Solomon is “back in the neighbourhood where he started, cooking up fresh flavours of Puerto Rican Panqueques, while Señora Claudia serves up café Cubanos to the sights and sounds of yesterday.”

Solomon told us his partners, Claudia Lin and Vincent Bertault will be running the show most of the time because these days he splits his time “shuttling” between New York and Miami. From time to time he pops up at Spur Tree, the Caribbean lounge at 76 Orchard St.

The new Eldridge Street spot is open Wednesday-Sunday 6 p.m.- 2 a.m. — 4 a.m. on weekends.

By Ed Litvak in Food, Nightlife on April 9, 2013 7:16 am

Wednesday, 10 April 2013



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Sunday, 7 April 2013


Question begins at the 3:00 minute mark
Obama supporter and famous poet Maya Angelou was asked by Time Magazine if she had ever fired a gun in her life.
Her answer was surprising  “Of course!” Angelou then recounted a time in which she fired upon a home intruder.
TIME: Your mother — she was your protector. She often carried a gun, she seemed to be very fond of guns. Did you inherit your mother’s fondness for guns?
MAYA ANGELOU: Well, I do like to have guns around, I don’t like to carry them. But I like -- if somebody is going to come into my house and I have not put out the welcome mat, I want to stop them.
TIME: Have you ever fired a weapon?
ANGELOU: Of course!
TIME: At a person?
ANGELOU: I’ve fired it period, not at a person I hope!
I was in my house in North Carolina. It was fall. I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, "Stand four feet back because I'm going to shoot now!" Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, "Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house." I said, "Well, I don't know how that happened."

Maya Angelou Fast Facts

By CNN Library
updated 3:10 PM EDT, Thu April 4, 2013

(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Grammy-winning author and poet Maya Angelou.
Birth date: April 4, 1928
Birth place: St. Louis, Missouri
Birth name: Marguerite Annie Johnson
Father: Bailey Johnson, a doorman
Mother: Vivian (Baxter) Johnson, a nurse
Marriages: Paul de Feu (1973-1980, divorced); Tosh Angelos (1950-1952, divorced)
Children: Clyde "Guy" Johnson, 1944
Education: Attended California Labor School, 1942
Other Facts: 
Author, poet, actor, singer, songwriter, dancer, playwright, historian, director, civil rights activist and teacher.
Fluent in six languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and West African Fanti.
First African-American female member of the Directors Guild of America.
Studied dance with Pearl Primus in New York.
Won three Grammy awards.
Nominated for a Tony Award.
1931 - Her parents divorce and Angelou is sent, with her brother Bailey, to live with paternal grandmother, Annie Henderson, in Stamps, Arkansas.
1935 - Angelou and brother Bailey move to St. Louis to live with their mother.

1936 - Is raped by her mother's boyfriend, Mr. Freeman. After Angelou confides about the rape to her brother and testifies at Freeman's trial, Freeman is found beaten to death, apparently at the hands of Angelou's uncles. Stops speaking in public for five years as a result of her guilt and belief that her words had caused Freeman's murder. This is the basis for her first autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
1942 - While a high school student, studies drama and dance on scholarship at the California Labor School, a college for adults. Drops out to become San Francisco's first female African-American cable car conductor.
1950s - Nightclub performer at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, Mr. Kelly's in Chicago, and Blue Angel and Village Vanguard in New York.
1954-1955 - Tours Europe and Africa as Ruby in a State Department-sponsored production of "Porgy and Bess." Also, teaches modern dance in Italy and Israel.
1957 - Her only recorded album, "Miss Calypso," is released.
1960 - Writes, produces, directs and performs in a musical revue, "Cabaret for Freedom," to raise money for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Succeeds Bayard Rustin as the northern coordinator for the SCLC.
1961-1962 - Moves to Cairo, Egypt, and becomes associate editor of the Arab Observer.
1963-1966 - Moves to Ghana as an assistant administrator for the School of Music & Drama at the University of Ghana and also works as feature editor for the African Review.
1970 - "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" is published. It is later broadcast on national television in 1979, with a script and musical score written by Angelou.
1972 - Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for "Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie."
1972 - Becomes the first African-American woman to have an original screenplay produced as a movie for "Georgia, Georgia."
1975 - Appointed to the Bicentennial Commission by President Gerald Ford.
1975-1976 - Member of National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year.
1977 - Appears in the television mini-series "Roots."
1981 - Appointed lifetime chair as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
January 20, 1993 - Recites her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the inauguration of Bill Clinton, becoming the second poet to participate in a president's inauguration after Robert Frost read at President John F. Kennedy's 1961 ceremony.
February 1993 - Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album for "On The Pulse Of Morning."
March 1995 - Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album for "Phenomenal Woman."
October 16, 1995 - Recites poem "From a Black Woman to a Black Man" at the Million Man March in Washington.
1998 - Film directorial debut for "Down in the Delta."
2000 - Receives the National Medal of Arts.
February 2002 - Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for "A Song Flung Up To Heaven."
2006-2010 - Hosts a weekly show for Oprah Radio on Sirius XM Radio, formerly XM radio's "Oprah and Friends."
January 21, 2008 - Is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Virginia Tech.
February 15, 2011 - Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
August 30, 2011 - Angelou is critical of the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC. She says the paraphrased quote about King being a drum major for peace, justice and righteousness makes him sound like an "arrogant twit." Federal officials later announce that the controversial inscription will be removed.