4th murder in Arizona linked to spree that began with killing of prominent forensic psychologist: Sources

first_imgABC News(PHOENIX) — The fourth murder in a string of killings that began with the shooting of prominent forensic psychologist Steven Pitt in Phoenix has now been linked to the first three, law enforcement officials told ABC News.Pitt, who consulted with law enforcement on a handful of prominent cases, including the JonBenet Ramsey murder and the Jodi Arias trial, was shot and killed outside his office in Phoenix on Thursday night. An eyewitness said he heard Pitt loudly arguing with someone followed by gunshots, according to police.Law enforcement officials told ABC News on Sunday that this person is the only known eyewitness to any of the murders. The suspect was described by police as a white man wearing a black cap with a short brim.Scottsdale police had already connected the Friday afternoon killings of paralegals Veleria Sharp, 48, and Laura Anderson, 49, to the same suspect.The murder of Marshall Levine, who was killed just after midnight Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona, has now been linked to the same gun used in all four murders, law enforcement officials told ABC News.The sources said the motive in the four killings remains unclear, but this is likely “family related.” The law enforcement officials said they have a bead on a “couple” of possible suspects.Levine’s ex-wife, Carol Kleinman, told ABC News that Levine was a psychiatrist, but was only licensed to practice in New Jersey.Since moving to Arizona, Kleinman said Levine worked as a life coach and hypnotherapist and dealt with clients who often “are angry.”Levine’s body was discovered by an acquaintance inside of his Scottsdale office in a neighborhood known as The Greens at Gainey Ranch — about 17 minutes from where the paralegals were shot.Law enforcement officials told ABC News on Sunday that one of the two paralegals actually crawled to a limo bus after being shot and alerted the driver, who called police. Police followed the trail of blood left by that woman to find the other, shot to death in the pair’s law office.“We are confident that both crime scenes are related,” Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Vince Lewis Lewis said Saturday of the shootings of Pitt and the two paralegals.Steven Pitt & Associates is headquartered in Phoenix, but Pitt worked on a number of nationally known cases, including Ramsey’s murder. The murder of the 6-year-old beauty pageant competitor who was found dead in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado, has never been solved. Pitt was brought on in February 1997 to help develop a psychological profile of Ramsey’s parents, according to multiple reports at the time.Pitt also consulted on cases including the Columbine High School massacre, Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case and the Phoenix serial killer known as the “Baseline Killer,” who was sentenced to death for murdering nine people in 2005 and 2006.No connection has been publicly announced between Pitt and the two paralegals or Levine.A $21,000 reward was being offered for an arrest and conviction in the four murders.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Russia: NF Receives Upgraded Variant of Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft

first_img View post tag: Anti-Submarine View post tag: Warfare Industry news View post tag: receives Russia: NF Receives Upgraded Variant of Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft View post tag: News by topic View post tag: NF March 7, 2012 View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Upgraded View post tag: Variant View post tag: Naval View post tag: Aircraft Upgraded variant of ASW aircraft Il-38 has been commissioned into Northern Fleet (NF). Its modification Il-38N has improved combat capabilities. Apart from antisubmarine functions, it can act as electronic intelligence naval aircraft. Il-38N is equipped with new onboard radar system Novella capable to detect targets at the range up to 320 km and designed for underwater, surface, and air reconnaissance.Novella comprises digital computer and two operator workstations. The new radar includes infrared high-definition imaging system, magnetometer, optical sensor system with laser, television, and infrared channels, gravity disturbance gauge, and other instruments making possible to accomplish military tasks (searching of submarines, surface warfare etc) and conduct scientific researches in oceanology, ecology, and geologic exploration. Modernized airplane Il-38N with Novella radar system can be used for charting of the Arctic Ocean’s magnetic and gravity maps.The cockpit contains two operator workstations; each one is equipped with two liquid-crystal color multi-functional displays and a keyboard command panel. Except for tactical situation, digital navigation chart can be displayed as well. Same display is placed on navigator’s panel board. The aircraft is equipped with new-generation droppable sonar- and magnetic buoys outclassing the world’s best analogs.New aircraft has already proved itself at NF antisubmarine drills. The aircraft modernization program implies retrofitting of the fleet’s Il-38 airplanes up to Il-38N version.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 07, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: NF Receives Upgraded Variant of Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft Share this articlelast_img read more

Ruszkowski: Extra patrols on duty to curtail mass gatherings, shooting incidents

first_img Pinterest Ruszkowski: Extra patrols on duty to curtail mass gatherings, shooting incidents WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook TAGS(Photo supplied/South Bend Police) center_img WhatsApp Google+ By Jon Zimney – August 5, 2020 1 388 (Photo supplied/ABC 57) South Bend is on track to see one of the most violent years in recent history. Right now, nearly 90 people have been criminally shot, 14 people killed, and that number continues to rise, according to South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski.On top of that, police are seeing an increase of people racing through and eventually blocking roads and intersections for hours at a time, specifically on the weekends and intentionally. We have residents complaining about shots fired, fireworks, loud noise, fighting, consumption and other disorderly behavior-while not even being able to drive down their street or leave their homes due to these mass gatherings.As well, officers, firefighters and paramedics are having a difficult time reaching those who have an emergency due to roads and intersections being blocked. The added time it takes to go an alternative route could prevent a life being saved. They are also experiencing the same difficulties trying to leave incidents in order to respond to other ones because of these intentional gatherings, Ruszkowski said.Starting this weekend, Chief Ruszkowski says there will be extra patrols on duty. Officers will pull over speeders, drivers with expired license plates, drivers traveling recklessly and more. He says police won’t hesitate to ticket drivers or impound vehicles, if necessary.Ruszkowski says the extra patrols will be backed up by St. Joseph County Police and Mishawaka Police, if needed.He also said the extra patrols will continue for several weekends. Pinterest Twitter Previous articleRochester teenagers arrested after allegedly threatening schoolNext articleState of Indiana determining how to spend CARES Act money Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

News story: New study into Iraq and Afghanistan veterans launched

first_img Our Armed Forces do a magnificent job, and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to each man and woman who has laid their life on the line to keep our country safe. Most transition successfully into civilian life once they have put away their uniforms, but we cannot afford to be complacent. Mental health problems can affect us all, and the wellbeing of our people remains a top priority. By conducting this vital new study, we are furthering our understanding of the wellbeing of our people so we can continue to provide the best possible care to all who have served. The new study, which follows on from similar reports conducted after the Falklands War and the First Gulf War, will investigate cause of death, including rates of suicide, for all personnel who deployed to conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014. This will cover personnel who are still in service, and those who have now transitioned into civilian life.While rates of mental disorder are lower in the military (3.1%) than the general population (4.5%), the MOD routinely carries out research into those who have served on large scale combat operations, in order to more accurately assess the effects of deployment.Previous studies into mortality rates of those who served during the 1982 Falklands 1982 Falklands and 1990/91 Gulf conflicts found that they were no more likely to take their lives than the wider population, while rates of suicide within the military remain low.This latest research will be conducted in collaboration with NHS Digital, and will match the MOD’s service database with corresponding NHS records in order to track causes of death. It will compare findings with the general population, as well as all personnel who served during the same period outside Iraq or Afghanistan.Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said: The study will work alongside the ongoing research by King’s Centre for Military Health Research and Imperial College in order build as detailed a profile as possible of those who served on these operations.The MOD’s Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy is working to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health issues, to ensure that all who serve, and have served, can enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health. It aims to offer the tools and support necessary for each of the Armed Forces’ men and women to lead a long and healthy life, during their service, and following their transition back into the civilian community.The MOD has committed to spending £22 million a year on mental health, and has set up two 24/7 helplines for serving personnel and veterans, so that there is always somewhere to turn in times of crisis. This year, the MOD will launch the new Defence Transition Service, a specialist support system that will provide an additional layer of care for those preparing to leave service, who are most likely to face difficulties once they leave the Armed Forces.The majority of veterans go on to lead successful and healthy lives once they have left the Armed Forces. They leave with strong values and transferrable skills, demonstrating qualities such as leadership, resourcefulness, adaptability, and the ability to work under pressure.Of the veterans who use the MOD’s Career Transition Partnership upon leaving the Armed Forces, 86% are in education, training, volunteering or in a job within six months. The MOD continues to run the largest apprenticeship scheme in the country.last_img read more

Bagelman launches flagship store

first_imgBagelman is launching a flagship store along with a website and franchise opportunities.The long-established bagel bakery is opening another store in Brighton train station – a different move from the company’s town centre stores. Open from early morning to evening, it will serve hot and cold freshly baked bagels, house specials, coffee, soft drinks and snacks as well as newest product bagel chips.The interior is bright and colourful with contemporary industrial lamps and chrome fittings.A franchise model is also launching to give entrepreneurs the chance to run their own Bagelman store.“We worked with Brighton-based Chalk Architects to create a more contemporary feel,” said Anthony Prior, owner and director.“In early discussions my main aim was to retain and enhance the idea that BAGELMAN is a fun place to visit as well as making amazing fresh food. When I heard that there was due to be a major refurbishment at the station I realised this would be the time to act – two and a half years later, here we are.”The website has also been given a makeover and customers can now see the full menu online and will be able to order buffets and deliveries.last_img read more

Eufórquestra, Turkuaz, Fruition, & Dirty Dozen Brass Band Lead Camp Euforia’s 2018 Lineup

first_imgFrom July 12th to 14th, the 15th annual Camp Euforia will take over Jerry’s Farm in Lone Tree, Iowa. Hosted by the energetic funk and Afro-Carribean fusion group, Eufórquestra, the Colorado-based host band will perform two headlining sets. Camp Euforia has also tapped Turkuaz, Fruition, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band to round out the festival’s headliners. Camp Euforia will also host sets from Middle Western, Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Chicago Afrobeat Project, The Diplomats of Solid Sound, The Candymakers, The Maytags, Kind Country, Dead Larry, and more.The festival, which was started in 2004 as Eufórquestra’s “Fan Appreciation Party” but has grown into a full-blown music festival with multiple stages and dozens of artists, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2018. Given this landmark year, the festival will host a special “Camp Eurforia All-Star Jam” on Thursday night, which is available exclusively to three-day ticket holders. With a long-running focus on highlighting eastern Iowa’s music scene, the festival also has plans to announce additional local acts following a Battle of the Bands competitions on May 12th at Iowa City Yacht Club and June 2nd at Gas Lamp in Des Moines.Advanced tickets for Camp Euforia are on sale now, including a special $90 early-bird two-day festival pass, with the option to upgrade to a $110 ticket, which includes Thursday night pre-party camping. For more information about the festival and its lineup, head over to Camp Euforia’s website here.last_img read more

Turkuaz Premieres Colorful New “Superstatic” Music Video [Watch]

first_imgOn Tuesday, funk powerhouse Turkuaz premiered the new music video for “Superstatic”, one of the standout tracks from their 2018 album, Life In The City.The video was shot at the famed Brooklyn Bowl in the band’s native Brooklyn, NY in front of green screens and captures the lighthearted energy Turkuaz hopes to exuberate during their live show while also showcasing the colorful personalities of each of the band’s nine members.Related: Turkuaz Goes Bluegrass On “Life In The City” For First Video In New “Unplugged” Session Series [Watch]As guitarist/vocalist Dave Brandwein explains of the new “Superstatic” video, for which he served as the producer,From the inception stage of us writing and recording this song, it was always about capturing the vibrant energy of what we aim to do as a band. It’s a throwback to some of our favorite music of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, but with our own Turkuaz spin. The hope in creating the video was to take that energy and run with it. Though we’ve done videos in the past, we hadn’t successfully captured the various personalities of each member, or visual elements of our live show. I think we achieved this via an explosion of colorful fun and imagination, thanks to the amazing team that put it all together.Directed by Dani Brandwein and Jocelyn Pierce, the “Superstatic” involved a number of personnel who banded together their talents to create something wholly unique and true to the nature of Turkuaz. As Dani Brandwein shares, “Making ‘Superstatic’ in many ways represents the Turkuaz ethos as a whole: throwing everyone’s resources and talents together to create something that hopefully brings people joy – with an extra sprinkling of strangeness. I still can’t believe we turned Brooklyn Bowl into a green screen studio. I wonder if the band that was sound checking that Monday afternoon will ever see this!?”You can watch Turkuaz’s new “Superstatic” video below:Turkuaz – “Superstatic” [Official Music Video][Video: Turkuaz]See below for a full list of production credits for the video:Turkuaz “Superstatic” Music Video CreditsDirected by:Dani BrandweinJocelyn PierceProduced by:Dave BrandweinDirector of Photography:Josh WeinhausVisual FX and Animation:Javier CruzEdited by:Justin SirizzottiCostume Design:Jocelyn Pierce1st Assistant Camera:Sophia AdamsGaffer:Zachai Kalet-SchwartzHair and Makeup:Cassandra ParasView Production CreditsTurkuaz will hit the road again next week for a lengthy run of tour dates stretching throughout the spring and summer. For a list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information and ticketing details, head to the band’s website here.Turkuaz Upcoming Tour Dates4/4 – State College, PA – State Theatre *4/5 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall Hartford *4/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *4/11 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt ^4/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *4/13 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground4/18 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground4/19 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston {Back Room Theater} #4/20 – Boston, MA – The Paradise4/21 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival4/25 – Charleston, SC – The Charleston Pour House4/26 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar4/27 – Miami Beach, FL – North Beach Bandshell5/3 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas5/5 – Pittsboro, NC – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival5/23 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk 11 Music & Arts Festival5/26 – Napa, CA – BottleRock6/1 – Newport, ME – Branch Fest6/22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre !6/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room6/28 – Bozeman, MT – Rialto Theatre6/29 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge7/4 – Sandpoint, ID – The Hive7/5 & 7/6 – Whitefish, MT – The Remington Bar7/13 – Snowshoe, WV – 4848 Festival8/10 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival7/27 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down8/1 – Thornville, OH – The Werk Out8/10 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival8/17 – Cockeysville, MD – Hot August Music Festival8/24 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Festival9/1 – Aspen, CO – Jazz Aspen @ Snowmass* w/ Aqueous^ w/ Butter# w/ Brass Against! w/ Umphrey’s McGeeView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

Is Your Dell is Ready for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

first_imgEarlier this month Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and many of our customers are curious whether their system is prepared for it. Don’t worry. We’ve got a Dell Knowledge Base article for that!Direct2Dell is designed to bring you news and stories about Dell people, products, services, partners and customers. Often those customers need support for their Dell products. For that, our Dell Support team continuously updates a library of articles called the Knowledge Base.In an effort to make that information even easier to find when you need it, each week I will bring you a list of the most highly reviewed articles with appropriate responses to the latest trends we are seeing in our customer inquiries.With these publications you can stay informed about the latest troubleshooting guides and resolutions across various client system lines.Questions about these issues should be left in our Support Forums where trained staff are available to assist, rather than commenting here on Direct2Dell.You can also contact Dell Customer Service or Dell Technical Support for assistance. And, as always, our @DellCares and @DellCaresPro teams are just a tweet away for help.Last week we saw a lot of interest in these topics:How to Use and Troubleshoot the Dell Thunderbolt Dock (TB16)Wi-Fi Security protocol Key Re-installation Attack (KRACK): Impact Status on Dell ProductsLatitude 7280: Resolving a wake from sleep issue when connecting to a WD15 dock with the lid closedWhat is a BCD Error message when you start Windows, and how to resolve!Dell Display Manager Application Will Not Work On A USB Only ConnectionIssue with Switchable Graphics on a Notebook after disabling base graphics or re-imaging systemDell computers tested for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and previous versions of Windows 10Windows 10 – Task Manager Reports 100 Percent Disk UtilizationInfineon Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Vulnerability (CVE-2017-15361) : Impact Status on Dell ProductsThunderbolt 3 USB-C maximum data transfer rate on Dell systemslast_img read more

Science group demonstrates uses of fire, ice in hands-on performance

first_imgLucas Masin-Moyer | The Observer Graduate student Craig Reingold performs an experiment using an electric guitar and fire during Tuesday’s “Our Universe Revealed” lecture series installment, which engages audiences with science.Throughout the academic year, Notre Dame’s physics department has brought science to the public with a series of events titled “Our Universe Revealed.”The ExPAND demo team, made up of physics graduate students Adam Clark, Austin Nelson, Craig Reingold and Allan Leishman, presented the next installment in this series, “A Show of Fire and Ice,” on Tuesday evening in Jordan Hall of Science.Clark kicked off the event by starting a massive fire with a few simple ingredients.“[I used] just non-dairy coffee creamer,” he said. “So by spreading it out, it increased the amount of oxygen gas that was available to be burned and we got the spectacular flame. You might have seen this before … the people that do pyrotechnics for [action] movies use principles like this to get that large, satisfying fireball.”The next demonstration of fire was conducted by Nelson, who created what he called a “fire tornado.”“What we do is put this cage on and what that does is swirl the air for us, it gives the air particles spin — what we like to call angular momentum,” he said. “So the air is swirling around inside and the fire has nowhere to go but in and up.”This tornado was the highlight for three children attending the event — Ramon, Thomas and Eleanor Veselik.“[I loved] when they turned the fire green,” Ramon Veselik said.Their mother, Anne Veselik, said the event provided a great learning opportunity.“Science is alway fascinating and it’s cool to get to see it hands-on and things you can’t do at home,” she said.After the fire tornado, Reingold did some further tests with a Ruben tube and a guitar.“What I have here is a long tube filled with propane … there are tiny holes cut in the top,” he said. “However, I have a speaker and play sound waves through [the tube], I can actually visualize the sound wave … as I make the notes lower, the wavelength gets longer — the big pockets of flame move further apart and as the notes get higher, the wavelength will get shorter.”After these experiments with fire, the team moved on to experimenting with ice, particularly with liquid nitrogen — Nelson’s “favorite thing to play with.”“Liquid nitrogen is a lot colder than ice … so we’re going to dip stuff inside of it, because we’re scientists and that’s all science is — dipping stuff in liquid nitrogen,” Reingold said.The demo team proceeded to drop a rose, tennis ball, racquetball, ping pong ball and balloon into the liquid nitrogen.The balloon yielded a particularly interesting result, Nelson said.“What’s happening is that we’re taking all the air inside the balloon and making it very, very cold so it condenses in on itself and if we allow the air to heat up the balloon will re-inflate,” he said. “So if you ever want to have a party and have a lot of balloons, you can save them by just freezing them in liquid nitrogen.”Leishman finished off the event with a demonstration of superconductors, using the magnetic properties of superconductors to levitate a small rock.“A superconductor is — short story — is a material that can conduct electricity without any watts,” he said. “The problem is that, like how ice has to be frozen below 32 degrees to be solid, superconductors have to be really cold to be superconducting … luckily we have material on this stage that can do that. Liquid nitrogen can get down to negative 321 degrees Fahrenheit and so it’ll take us below that threshold.”The next installment of “Our Universe Revealed” will be held May 16 in Jordan Hall and will be a hands-on exploration of particle physics.Tags: ExPAND Demo Team, Our Universe Revealed, Physicslast_img read more

Elena Kampouris Will Join Les Liaisons Dangereuses

first_img Les Liaisons Dangereuses Elena Kampouris will make her Broadway debut in Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses this fall. The screen actress will take on the role of Cécile Volanges, joining a cast that includes Tony winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber. The Josie Rourke-helmed production, originally from London’s Donmar Warehouse, will begin performances at the Booth Theatre on October 8.Kampouris recently played the daughter opposite Nia Vardalos and John Corbett in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Her additional screen credits include American Odyssey, The Cobbler and Men, Women & Children. She will also appear in the upcoming film Before I Fall.The dark comedy, based on the 1782 novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, followers lovers-turned-rivals La Marquise de Merteuil (McTeer) and Le Vicomte de Valmont (Schreiber) as they challenge each other to games of reputation-ruining seduction. Among their targets is the young convent girl Cécile (Kampouris), whose love for her music teacher is exploited to thwart her engagement.As previously reported, the cast will also feature Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Madame de Tourvel and Mary Beth Peil as Madame de Rosemonde. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.Les Liaisons Dangereuses will open officially on October 20. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through January 22, 2017. View Comments Elena Kampouris(Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Related Showslast_img read more