Virtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them

first_imgFacebook Sam Bruton Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt ReddIt + posts Linkedin History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas Twitter Sam Bruton Previous articleTeenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant CountyNext articleSt. Stephen Presbyterian Church cancels Sunday services after vandals break windows, trash rooms Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sam Bruton TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month Twitter printFort Worth’s street art scene is growing more and more colorful as the paint spreads west from Dallas’ Deep Ellum, the mural hub of Texas.Street art is considered its own genre with non-traditional venues. Modern street murals are rooted in graffiti works of New York City in the 1960s and 1970s. Originally, the motivation behind street art was the “anti-museum mentality” that believed art should be sold for its viewing.Each artist has his or her own individual style that allows visual communication with a large public audience. Art communities are growing out of large growing out of large cities and finding blank canvases in various areas.Some murals make statements of politics, economics, or race; others make the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photoshoot.Explore the map below to take a virtual tour of Fort Worth’s murals. Sam Bruton Meet Diane Snow, new dean of the John V. Roach Honors College Linkedin Facebook Five Graphic Design seniors to unveil three plus years worth of works Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Sam Bruton Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Suspect charged after fatal November shooting

first_img Previous articleSeliger endorsed by County Officials PACNext articleMan charged with killing girlfriend ready for trial admin By admin – February 21, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Jesus Zermeno U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Mexico Tuesday wanted in Ector County for reportedly shooting a man to death last November.The suspect, 28-year-old Jesus “Jesse” Zermeno, was arrested Tuesday in Ojinaga, Mexico, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release said, and was then transferred to Presidio County for booking before being extradited back to Ector County Wednesday.Deputies were initially called about a shooting just after 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at 12293 W. Citation Drive, the release stated, where they found the victim, 37-year-old Armando Nunez, lying on the ground and shot several times.A second victim was also found at the scene, 26-year-old Rocky Hernandez, who suffered two gunshot wounds and survived the incident. Emergency medical services were called to the scene for Nunez, but he did not survive, the release detailed.The release stated that the shooting was investigated as a domestic disturbance, and the shooter apparently knew the victims.Further investigation revealed Zermeno as a suspect, the release said, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with murder, a first-degree felony.Jail records show Zermeno has not had a bond set. Local NewsCrime Twitter Facebook Pinterest Suspect charged after fatal November shootinglast_img read more

Iraqi rowers compete with Harvard military veterans

first_imgAlthough the United States is winding down its military operations in Iraq, it is ramping up its bilateral engagement in less dangerous and more convivial pursuits. One example was on display last Sunday (Oct. 17) when a group of Harvard military veterans participated in a 500-meter race with the Iraqi national rowing team on the Charles River, a week before the Iraqis compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta.The U.S. military veterans are students at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, all of whom served in Iraq or Afghanistan.The Iraqi rowers were brought to the United States by a large group of supporters including Community Rowing, Inc., the largest nonprofit rowing organization in the world, and have been involved in rigorous daily training from the Riverside Boat Club in Cambridge.last_img read more

Zebu Forno Makes a Move

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — Look for Zebu Forno in a new location in about a month. Finding it shouldn’t take too long as the café is moving just three storefronts on Broad Street.The downtown eatery is actually moving from 20 Broad Street, where it had operated for 11 years, to 12 Broad, just north of its longstanding location.Zebu’s owner and proprietor Andrew Gennusa said the reason for the move was because of an ongoing dispute with his former landlord over rent prices.“They tried to work with us,” Gennusa said of the 20 Broad property owner. “But we just couldn’t afford the rent anymore. And they weren’t willing to work with us to the level that we needed to be worked with to stay in that location.”The new site, he said, gives his café about the same approximate 2,400 square feet of space but for “literally close to half of the existing rent,” he said, without noting the actual cost.For Gennusa the move was not a matter he entered into lightly, as he was aware that closing for a number of months could mean the loss of his regular clientele who patronized his location for his coffee and baked goods in the morning and other items for lunch. “But in this case the gain is just so tremendous it was worth the down time,” he said.The new location and operation will be “virtually identical” to what he had been running, he said. The difference with the new location, Gennusa explained, would be a somewhat more centralized kitchen where sandwiches and entrees would be prepared; in the old location, the counter employees would do it right there, in some regard slowing down the process, he said. Gennusa had been looking for another Broad Street location for a while. “It’s not a secret there’s a lot of locations available on Broad Street,’ given the number of vacancies the business thoroughfare has seen in the last few years, he said. But the deal he received for this spot was the best of the offering. And Gennusa has entered into a 10-year lease for the site. The last couple of years have been tough business-wise, he said, but things have seemed to be turning the corner, not just for his operation but for other spots in the downtown business district. “My expectation is when we reopen we’ll be busier than ever,” he predicted.His 20 Broad Street location closed on Sept. 12 and the new spot is expected to open at the end of November or early December.Gennusa’s other site is in Morristown, which operates as a licensed location. Other Zebu Forno sites, such as in Holmdel and Freehold have since closed.last_img read more


first_imgMadeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks later.British police from Scotland Yard will return to Portugal next week to question seven suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.Three of those facing questions have been questioned before.Police officers will travel to Praia da Luz to hold meetings with senior Portuguese detectives about the girl who went missing more than seven years ago. The McCanns have strong links to Donegal with relatives in the county. Madeleine visited her in April 2007, a few weeks before she disappeared.Portugese police have granted permission to UK officers interview up to seven suspects – three of whom have already been questioned once before.In June Scotland Yard detectives shadowed three searches of wasteland near the Ocean Club but no obvious clues were found.Some materials gathered in the search were sent for forensic examination but officers were not hopeful of a breakthrough in the investigation.  MADELEINE: POLICE TO RE-QUESTION THREE SUSPECTS was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalmadeleine mccannportugalScotland Yardlast_img read more

Opposition parties welcome Zuma

first_imgShe said the ANC had good polices, the only problem was with their implementation. “We hope that the President-elect will make implementation key,” she said, adding that she hoped he would choose a Cabinet team that would complement him. Following the general elections of 22 April, a total of 13 political parties are represented in South Africa’s National Assembly. The African National Congress holds 264 seats, the Democratic Alliance 67 seats, the Congress of the People 30 seats and the Inkatha Freedom Party 18 seats. ‘Make implementation key’ “We need a leader that will give all South Africans hope and lead us to a better life.” The Congress of the People’s (Cope’s) Mvume Dandala also welcomed Zuma’s election, saying he hoped this would bring to an end to divisions within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. Source: BuaNews African Christian Democratic Party leader Kenneth Moshoeu said the country was “crying out for strong leadership,” and it was hoped that Zuma’s election would unify the nation. South Africa’s Parliament is made up of two houses – the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, which represents the country’s nine provinces to ensure that their interests are taken into account in the national sphere of government. In his response, Zuma promised to lead the country towards the realisation of Nelson Mandela’s vision of a truly non-sexist, non-racial South Africa, united in its diversity. “We, on these opposition benches, simply ask him to trust in the future of democracy and the common sense of the South African people. The Republic is looking for leadership and direction,” Dandala said, adding that the country’s opposition parties were willing to work with the ANC to improve the lives of ordinary people. Opposition parties welcomed the election of Jacob Zuma as President of the country by members of Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, saying they were hopeful that he would bring about change and speed up service delivery to millions of poor South Africans. The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it would hold Zuma statements he made earlier, such as committing himself to the independence of the judiciary. “We hope you will put the lives of ordinary South Africans first, ahead of party politics,” DA member Ian Davidson said following Zuma’s election on Wednesday.center_img There are 400 Members of Parliament in the National Assembly and 90 members in the National Council of Provinces. The Independent Democrats’ Patricia de Lille said her party hoped the President-elect would create a public health system using his presidential mandate, as well as to fight crime and find ways to soften the effects of the global financial crisis. He noted that people had high expectations of his time in office, saying: “We will do our best to be more hands-on, more accessible and to deliver on their commitments. “We also intend to start a new chapter in relations between [the] government and the opposition,” Zuma said. “We reiterate that it should be possible to work with opposition parties on issues that are in the national interest.” 13 parties in Parliament Inkatha Freedom Party (IFF) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said in a read speech that his party hoped the new administration would continue to respect the independence of South Africa’s state institutions. The Freedom Front Plus, Independent Democrats and United Democratic Movement each have four seats, the African Christian Democratic Party has three seats, the United Christian Democratic Party has two, while the African People’s Convention, Azanian People’s Organisation, Minority Front and Pan Africanist Congress of Azania each have one. 7 May 2009 “With the support of my organization, the ANC, as well as all South Africans, I hope to lead the country on a path of friendship, cooperation, harmony, unity and faster change,” he said. ‘Realising Mandela’s vision’last_img read more

Quick Tips for Premiere Pro CC Switchers

first_imgSwitching to Premiere Pro CC for the first time? Here are 5 quick tips to get you up to speed on Premiere.If you’re new to Premiere Pro CC or switching to it from something like FCP 7, there are a ton of great resources right here on PremiumBeat that can help you get started. For starters, you should definitely check out Danny Greer’s post on 10 Tips for Premiere Pro Editors, and Clay Asbury’s post on Ten New Features in Premiere Pro CC, FCP Editors Will Love for a great orientation lesson with the software.I thought I’d add my thoughts to the mix to help you make the switch by focusing on a few things that Premiere does differently that might catch you out the first time around.Getting Set Up in Premiere Pro CCFirst of all you should know that you no longer have to manage your Scratch Disks every time you open or switch projects. In Premiere Pro CC  you’ll automatically switch to whichever project is currently open and the destination you selected when you set it up. You can set all of these with one click when you setup your new project (top drop down menu in the image above), or toggle them to permanent destinations in each of the relevant drop down menus.Next, you should be aware that Premiere (unlike Avid Media Composer) really doesn’t mind what NLE you used to edit with, it’s just glad you’re here. So in a come-as-you-are approach you can easily set your keyboard shortcuts to FCP7 mappings…or Media Composer for that matter. To do this, or to create your own custom keyboard shortcuts, click on Premiere Pro > Keyboard Shortcuts to open the keyboard shortcuts window.One thing that I’ve found (am I doing something wrong?) is that if you load a custom preset (for example Jonny_FCP7, as shown in image below), and then change something inside that preset, Premiere Pro will default it the [Custom] setting. The only way to update your custom preset (Jonny_FCP7) is to then ‘Save As…’ over the top of it. This is kind of annoying.Tidy As You GoA handy thing that Premiere Pro does, that I prefer to the way Final Cut Pro 7 used to do things, is that it will automatically tidy any new asset you import or create into the bin that you had selected when you imported it. This a great way to keep your files tidy as you go. The only downside is that if you forget that you had a certain bin selected, and suddenly you can’t find your file, you’ll just have to remember to go back and find that previously selected bin.Three Tips on Working with TitlesThe text and title features in Final Cut Pro 7 where never very good (ok, they were downright terrible). One of the benefits of switching to Premiere Pro CC is that you have a much, MUCH more fully featured text function within the app and you can easily dynamic-link to After Effects for even more sophisticated functionality. That said there are a few things that Premiere Pro does differently.First of all you can’t simply copy and paste a text clip on a timeline to make a new fresh independent text clip. You will merely make a duplicate of it. This is one of the ways Premiere does things differently. So you need to create a new title every time you want another piece of text in your show.A good way to do this, especially if you have spent time finessing a particular font selection, size and design is to use one my favorite buttons in Premiere (which is highlighted by the top arrow in the image above). It’s the ‘New Title Based on Current Title‘ button. This will create a new copy with all the same text and details you can then edit. An alternative, if you Alt (or Option on PC)+ drag a text element in the timeline it will make a new independently editable version of the text clip. Just like FCP7 used to do.The second arrow at the bottom of the image above, is highlighting another great feature in Premiere Pro CC. With a few clicks, it will auto-center your text on the horizontal or vertical axis’ or both. It’s the little things that matter most!One final point about working with text elements in Premiere Pro, which may hang you up if you are used to FCP7, is that whereever the playhead is on the timeline, that is what you will see in the background of the text editing window. So if you have duplicated a text element and your playhead is still sitting on top of it, you will see it in the background but you won’t be able to touch it. The very first time I used Premiere Pro confused me a lot. It seems pretty obvious now, but at the time I just couldn’t figure it out!Anything Premiere Pro feature you like more than it’s FCP 7 equivalent? Got any tips to share for new Premiere Pro editors? Share your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more

Scandalplagued CBS grants 20M to 18 womens rights groups

first_imgNEW YORK — CBS is pledging $20 million in support of 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from the scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.CBS said Friday that the money will go toward helping the organizations expand their work and “ties into the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its own workplace culture.”The money is coming out of Moonves’ $120 million severance package. Whether Moonves will receive the remaining balance of that money hinges on the outcome of an investigation into his conduct.In a joint statement, the 18 organizations praised the donations as a significant step while also calling on CBS to disclose the results of the Moonves investigation.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Cannabis legalization voted Canadian Presss Business Story of the Year

first_imgTORONTO — Canada’s trailblazing move to legalize cannabis for recreational use, which sparked an entirely new industry and had wide-ranging implications for nearly every facet of society, has been voted The Canadian Press Business News Story of the Year.The term “disruption” in business has become so overused that it has become an empty cliche, but it is warranted in the case of pot legalization, said Andrew Meeson, deputy business editor at the Toronto Star.“It’s hard to think of an area in Canada that hasn’t been shaken up: not just commerce (from criminal act to booming startup to takeover target in the blink of an eye), but also policing, health care, justice, politics. Even culture (just ask Tommy Chong),” he said.“If that doesn’t make it the business story of the year, I don’t know what would.”In an annual poll of the country’s newsrooms conducted by The Canadian Press, business editors and reporters across the country chose cannabis legalization in a landslide, with 60 per cent of the votes cast.The terse negotiations between Canada, U.S. and Mexico towards a new North American Free Trade Agreement was a distant second with 30 per cent of votes.Canada’s pipeline conundrum, with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion now in limbo after a court overturned its regulatory approval in August and a U.S. court throwing out the Keystone XL pipeline’s presidential permit in November, came in third out of eight possible candidates with 10 per cent of the vote.“Pipelines would have won, hands down if it weren’t for the creation of an entirely new industry in Canada,” said David Blair, a business columnist with CBC Radio. “Rarely, if ever, do journalists get to cover the opening of a new market, especially one that is as controversial as cannabis.”The world was watching when the country made history with the first legal sale of non-medicinal pot just after midnight on Oct. 17 in Newfoundland and Labrador, due to its time zone being 30 minutes ahead of the rest of Canada.It marked the beginning of what the New York Times dubbed Canada’s “national experiment,” and the culmination of months, if not years, of preparation by legislators and law enforcement officials at all levels and in each province, territory, and municipality.While Oct. 17 represented an extension from the initial target set for July, and licensed producers ramped up production in the lead-up, long lines of customers were met with widespread product shortages online and in the relatively few bricks-and-mortar stores that were ready on day one.Still, many Canadians were simply elated to be able to buy government-sanctioned pot after nearly 100 years of prohibition.“My new dealer is the prime minister!” said Canadian fiddler and pop star Ashley MacIsaac, who in 2001 had been arrested for possession in Saskatchewan.But cannabis mania had been bubbling for months before legalization, with retail investors rushing to invest in the latest pot company to list its stock. Cannabis company valuations in the lead up to Oct. 17 soared and some of the banks’ online direct investment platforms were bombarded with unprecedented trading volumes.At one point producer Tilray Inc.’s stock on the Nasdaq exchange in September hit a peak of US$300, giving the Nanaimo, B.C.-company a market value higher than established Canadian conglomerates such as Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Rogers Communications Inc.Pot will be cited for years to come as many Canadians’ first experiences with investing, said Pete Evans, senior business writer for CBC News.“Cannabis mania deserves some credit — and maybe blame — for ushering an entire new generation of primarily young people into making their first stock market investments ever,” he said.A flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the sector, even before legalization, fuelled investor interest as well.Aurora Cannabis Inc. was on an acquisition spree this year, buying rival CanniMed Therapeutics for $1.1 billion after a terse takeover battle and later MedReleaf for $3.2 billion.Alcohol giant Constellation Brands in August announced it was upping its investment in pot producer Canopy Growth Corp. — in the largest strategic investment in the pot space to date — to increase its ownership stake to 38 per cent. The Corona beer-producer also received warrants that, if exercised, would up its stake to more than 50 per cent.And earlier this month, Big Tobacco came calling, as the number of countries that legalized cannabis for medical use continues to grow.Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said it planned to invest $2.4 billion in pot producer Cronos Group Inc. for 45-per-cent ownership, with an option to increase that stake in the future.The Altria-Cronos deal gave the overall sector a slight lift, but pot stocks have largely come off their highs after legalization as reality set in and concerns mounted about lofty valuations.Canadian marijuana companies have found themselves in the crosshairs of short-sellers, as well.Aphria Inc. earlier this month saw its stock value more than cut in half over three days after two short-sellers targeted the Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis producer with a raft of allegations, including that its recent international acquisitions were “largely worthless.” Aphria has called the allegations “inaccurate and misleading” and is confident in the deal in question, but has appointed an independent committee to review their claims.Meanwhile, recreational pot supply shortages continue to linger. Several cannabis producers in part blamed supply chain issues for contributing to the shortage and have said they are aiming to increase their production, but it will likely take more time fresh product to hit the market.Quebec’s cannabis corporation stores continue to be closed from Monday to Wednesday as a result. And in Ontario, where the only legal way for residents to buy adult-use pot is through the government-run online portal, the provincial government said it will hand out a limited number of retail licenses due to the shortages.The Ontario government initially said it would not cap the number of licenses, but now says it will only be able to issue 25 licenses by April via a lottery system. This deals a blow to a slew of companies who have been putting down deposits to secure prime real estate locations in the country’s most populous province in anticipation of obtaining a license.“Seemingly overnight, activity that always existed on the margins of society has come into the centre,” said Evans.“It’s been fascinating to watch the growing pains that have ensued… It will be interesting to see in the coming months and years how and if the reality lives up to expectations for the industry.” Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

52.02 pc voter turnout in TN till 3 PM

first_imgChennai: A little over half of Tamil Nadu’s over 5.84 crore voters cast their votes in 38 Lok Sabha seats Thursday till 3 PM, even as the DMK charged the ruling AIADMK with planning to do “booth-capturing” later in the day. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo said no reports of booth capturing or any other untoward incident regarding law and order has been received so far. He said the voter turnout in 38 Lok Sabha segments stood at 52.02 per cent at 3 PM, while maintating that polling was peaceful. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Karur recorded the highest voter turnout at 56.85 per cent while Chennai Central clocked the lowest at 45.65 per cent, according to the EC data. At 3 PM, the turnout was 55.97 per cent in the 18 Assembly segments where bypolls are being held along with the Lok Sabha elections. Sahoo said that while the polling would come to a close by 6 PM, those already in the queue would be allowed to cast their votes even after the deadline as officials would provide tokens for this purpose. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Meanwhile, the DMK filed a complaint with the CEO and the DGP (Elections), Ashutosh Shukla, alleging that the ruling AIADMK planned to do “booth-capturing” after 3 PM. They demanded that the officials put in all measures to ensure transparent elections. Responding to this, Sahoo said polling has been peaceful so far. “We have not received any report of booth capturing, neither are there any law and order issues,” he said. Earlier, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK chief M K Stalin waited in queues at Edappadi in Salem district and Chennai, respectively and cast their votes. After casting his vote, Stalin alleged that there has been distribution of cash and accused the Election Commission of being an “ally” of central and state governments. Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan, DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran and Kanimozhi and Karti Chidambaram of Congress are among key contenders. Radhakrishnan told reporters in Kanyakumari: “This is a massive democratic festival which will decide the fate of India. I have exercised my franchise…A silent revolution is happening.” AIADMK leader and state minister D Jayakumar said 13 per cent voting in the morning “is a joyous thing.” “This shows there is a wave for Amma and MGR,” he said, exuding confidence that the AIADMK-BJP combine would emerge victorious. Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dhinakaran alleged “malfunctioning of EVMs is an achievement of the Modi government.” CPI national secretary D Raja expressed confidence that people were voting for the DMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu as they wanted to see the end of the BJP government at the Centre. Dayanidhi Maran voted here along with his family members. Besides 38 of the total 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state, excluding Vellore, bypolls to 18 assembly segments are also underway. Polling stations were teeming with enthusiastic voters even before 7 AM when polling began and the Chief Minister was among the early electors in his native Salem district. While senior Congress leader P Chidambaram voted at Kandanur in Sivaganga district, Dhinakaran execised his franchise along with his family here. Top actor Rajinikanth and popular stars Vijay and Ajith Kumar voted in Chennai. BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit chief Tamilisai Soundararjan and actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan also cast their votes here. DMDK chief Vijayakanth, his wife and party leader Premalatha and Pattali Makkal Katchi chief S Ramadoss voted in Chennai and Tindivanam respectively. The state’s electorate is 5.84-crore (after deducting the 14.26 lakh voters in Vellore) strong. Adequate security arrangements, with the deployment of over 160 companies of central police forces and one lakh state police personnel, have been made. In the run-up to the polls, election authorities had seized over Rs 129-crore cash, gold and other precious metals with a total value of over Rs 284 crore from all over the state. Tamil Nadu has a total of 67,720 polling stations and 7,780 booths have been categorised as critical and vulnerable where more Central Armed Police Forces personnel, and micro-observers were deployed. Measures like webcasting and videographing of proceedings are also in place. As many as 1,50,302 ballot units, 89,160 control units and 94,653 VVPAT which allows the electors to cross check the votes they have cast for seven seconds are available. Every constituency has one all-woman polling station. While polling is being held between 7 AM and 6 PM in 37 constituencies, it has been extended by two hours until 8 PM in Madurai Lok Sabha segment, due to the Chithirai festival, which marks the grand entry of Lord Kallazhagar into the Vaigai river.last_img read more