New Jersey man arrested in road-rage attack that killed father of 2

first_imgWABC(CLAYTON, N.J.) — Police in New Jersey said they have arrested a suspect in a deadly road-rage incident that took the life of young father of two.Fifty-four-year-old Everett E. Moore Jr., of Clayton, New Jersey, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the March 7 attack on Joseph Pirri, police told ABC New York station WABC.Pirri, 32, was killed while driving in his hometown of Deptford Township, New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, when a fellow motorist slashed him in the face with a “sharp instrument,” police said.Police said Moore was driving a white pickup truck when he allegedly cut Pirri off, attacked him, and sped off “in an aggressive manner.”Moore faces first-degree murder and weapons charges.Pirri, who suffered a severe wound to the left side of his face, managed to give police a detailed description of his attacker before his death on March 13, six days after the attack, according to WABC.“The only thing the young man was screaming was, ‘I don’t want to die. I have a 4-year-old son. I don’t want to die,’” Walt Wilcox, a witness, told WABC at the time of the incident. “They gave him blankets, consoling him, trying to keep him calm.”Police said they were able to identify the suspect thanks to Pirri’s statement and multiple videos from the scene.But the biggest break in the case came when they were able to prove that the vehicle used in the attack, a white Ford F-150 pickup, had been registered to Moore’s wife, police said.Megan Pirri, the victim’s wife, said news of the arrest wasn’t enough to heal the massive void in her family’s life.“You hear stories of people who were nice and kind,” she said, “but Joe truly was the definition of those words. His son, stepdaughter and I were his world. As he was ours and still is.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Transport and variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage

first_img[1] The baroclinic transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) above 3000 m through Drake Passage is 107.3 +/- 10.4 Sv and has been steady between 1975 and 2000. For six hydrographic sections ( 1993 – 2000) along the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) line SR1b, the baroclinic transport relative to the deepest common level is 136.7 +/- 7.8 Sv. The ACC transport is carried in two jets, the Subantarctic Front 53 +/- 10 Sv and the Polar Front (PF) 57.5 +/- 5.7 Sv. Southward of the ACC the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current transports 9.3 +/- 2.4 Sv. We observe the PF at two latitudes separated by 90 km. This bimodal distribution is related to changes in the circulation and properties of Antarctic Bottom Water. Three realizations of the instantaneous velocity field were obtained with lowered ADCPs. From these observations we obtain near-bottom reference velocities for transport calculations. Net transport due to these reference velocities ranges from -28 to 43 Sv, consistent with previous estimates of variability. The transport in density layers shows systematic variations due to seasonal heating in near-surface layers. Volume transport-weighted mean temperatures vary by 0.40degrees C from spring to summer; a seasonal variation in heat flux of about 0.22 PW. Finally, we review a series of papers from the International Southern Ocean Studies Program. The average yearlong absolute transport is 134 Sv, and the standard deviation of the average is 11.2 Sv; the error of the average transport is 15 to 27 Sv. We emphasize that baroclinic variability is an important contribution to net variability in the ACC.last_img read more

Blue Mass honors servicemen and women

first_imgVeterans, servicemen and women, Notre Dame students and community residents gathered at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Thursday for the 14th Annual Blue Mass to honor police officers, firefighters, first responders and all those who serve to protect others.University President Fr. John Jenkins presided at the Mass, at which Fr. Charles Kohlerman, superior of Our Lady of Fatima House delivered the homily, and Robert Tracy, chief of the Chicago Police Crime Control Strategy Unit, offered closing remarks.The Blue Mass is “a time to honor police, fire[fighters], EMS, rescue workers and their families … to pray for those we have lost and to pray for strength for all those who serve,” Phil Johnson, Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) chief, said.“I hope the men and women in public safety recognize the great outpouring of support and prayer from the community and the gratitude that our community has for all those who make sacrifices,” Johnson said.The first Blue Mass was held one month after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to remember all those servicemen and women who lost their lives that day, Johnson said. Since then, the mass has become an annual tradition in the Notre Dame community.“We continue that tradition each year to remember police and firefighters and EMS workers, those men and women who really dedicate themselves and make sacrifices,” Johnson said. “While most people are running away from bad things that happen, the men and women in blue are running toward the emergency and are there to restore peace and order.”Kohlerman’s homily focused on the deep sense of compassion that servicemen and women have for the community and emphasized the importance of family.“You are members of larger families — families of firefighters and police officers who have deep concern for each other and those you serve. … We raise you up and ask almighty God to look after you,” he said, addressing all active and retired public service officers in attendance. In concluding the homily, he reminded all those in attendance of the importance to “love one another.”In the closing remarks of the mass, Tracy recounted his experience as an NYPD officer on the day that the attacks on the Twin Towers occurred.“I was strengthened by the bravery I witnessed that day,” Tracy said.Tracy also offered remarks about assistant New Carlisle fire chief Jamie Middlebrook, a St. Joseph’s County firefighter who lost his life Aug. 5 in the line of duty.“He was a hero, and we honor him for his greatness and his sacrifice he made,” Tracy said.The spirit of the Blue Mass illuminates a true Notre Dame tradition, Johnson said.“We are Catholic, and we pray together,” he said. “It is only fitting that we gather in gratitude and come together to give thanks at a Mass.“That’s what we do at Notre Dame.”Tags: Blue Mass, Fr. John Jenkins, NDFD, NDSP, NYPD, Phil Johnson, September 11last_img read more

Will Jessie Mueller Be Replaced by Chilina Kennedy in Beautiful?

first_imgTony winner Jessie Mueller may be leaving the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical musical. According to The Toronto Star, Chilina Kennedy will be taking over the role of Carole King in early 2015 on the Great White Way. Mueller will reportedly headline the national tour and perhaps the upcoming West End production. Mueller told Broadway.com that she would “gladly hop over the Pond for a while” to appear in the London incarnation.A production spokesperson said: “There is no official deal or announcement. Jessie Mueller remains in the show and no tour casting has been set at the moment.”Mueller received the Tony for her performance in Beautiful and a Tony nod for her Broadway debut in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in 2012. Her other Great White Way credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination) and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Mueller’s additional stage credits include Lincoln Center’s Carousel, the Public Theater’s Into the Woods and Chicago productions of Meet Me in St. Louis, Baby and She Loves Me.Kennedy appeared on the Great White Way as Mary Magdalene in the most recent revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Chilina Kennedy Jessie Mueller Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019center_img Star Files View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musicallast_img read more

Michael O’Neill calls on Northern Ireland to prove they belong at Euros

first_imgBoss Michael O’Neill insisted Northern Ireland would be fearless in France after being draw against world champions Germany at Euro 2016. Press Association They will also face Poland and Ukraine next summer as they compete at a major tournament for the first time since 1986. Despite their minnows tag, following the draw on Saturday O’Neill reckons his side will be ready to face the best in Europe. Nottingham Forest striker Jamie Ward helped Northern Ireland win Group F ahead of Romania and the 29-year-old insisted the side can produce a shock. “We will go there and try to do or best. You look at Ukraine as a game to win – no pressure though. We’ve got a chance to go and play against some of the best players in the world. Hopefully our spirit can carry us through,” he said on the BBC. “It’s been great for the fans to have something to cheer about and I am sure they will travel in numbers to France as well.” “Poland and Germany showed what they are capable of in qualifying. It’s a tough group but we expected that,” he said. “In many ways it’s a good challenge because our strongest options are at centre-back – we’ve got three Premier League centre-backs, and they will relish the challenge of playing against Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski. “There are a lot of positives we take into the tournament. We actually won our group, we didn’t come through a play-off. People overlook that and we go into this tournament with everything to gain. “The co-efficient isn’t in our favour, but we have shown what you can achieve with team spirit and work ethic. We only lost one game in qualification.” Northern Ireland open against Poland in Nice on June 12, face Ukraine four days later in Lyon and take on Germany at the Parc de Princes on June 21. O’Neill added on the BBC: “The most important thing is to try and take something from your first game. The fixtures maybe work in our favour, playing Poland and Ukraine before Germany, which might be the most demanding physically. “At the end of the draw the chief executive said to me, ‘Well you have to beat Germany if you want to win the tournament’, and of course that was slightly tongue in cheek, but everybody’s looking forward to it.” Norwich forward Kyle Lafferty, who scored seven goals in qualifying, tweeted: “What a group. What a test for us to show everyone how far our wee country have come.” last_img read more

All Set for Coal City Marathon in November

first_imgRepresentatives of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Monday completed the inspection and marking of routes as the Government of Enugu State finalized plans to host the first ever Coal City Marathon in the sublime hilly capital of the old Eastern Nigeria.The AFN team, which arrived the state over the weekend, went through the routes marked for the 21 kilometre half marathon and expressed satisfaction with their findings, saying the new addition to Nigeria’s athletics calendar will go a long way to help athletics development in the country.This is happening even as the Enugu State Government also announced a total prize money of $20,000 (N7.2 million) and other consolation prizes for winners at the coming event. AFN’s technical Director, Sunday Omotayo Adeyeye, who led the AFN inspection team, described the route marked for the marathon as one of the most crafty he had ever seen, adding that such will go a long way to reinforce the credibility of the new sporting event.Adeyeye, who highlighted the importance of marathons in sports development and healthy livingurged the Enugu State Government to work harder towards ensuring that the new sporting property rises in prominence for eventual listing in the global athletics calendar.Earlier in his address, Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Enugu State, Hon Joe Udedi said the State was embarking on the project to reinforce its status as frontliner in Niegria’sathletics history.Recalling the exploits of the likes of Davidson and Osmond Ezinwa, Hon Udedi said Enugu State had in the past, produced athletes that went on to make Nigeria proud at global events such as the Olympics, saying that the vision of the Governor Ugwuanyi administration to initiate the Coal City Marathon provides an opportunity to showcase its capacity in Sports, culture and hospitality.He announced that the November 24 race will commence from the historic Michael OkparaSquare, Independence Layout Enugu and terminate at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. He added that a website for registration of participating athletes had already commenced, with over 1,500 registered as at the time of the announcement.On the prizes for those that will emerge champions, the Commissioner revealed that first prize winners for both male and female participants will go home with the sum of $3,500 each while the runner-up will receive $3,000 each. There are also prizes for the second runner-up as well as other consolation prizes for the top 10 male and female runners, he also announced.He said the State Government is putting in place every measure geared towards a hitch-free marathon, with the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Tourism as well as the security agencies collaborating to ensure participants and visitors to the State leave the with exciting experiences.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgRosses ACIt was a busy weekend for the club with athletes competing in competitions in Birmingham, Ardara, Gortahork and Maghery. Prode of place must go to our young athletes who were representing Donegal in Birmingham at the UK Aviva Sportshall Athletic Finals. Tara Harley, Bridget McDyer, Ailbhe O’Donnell and Sarah Doherty were competing with the u15 relay team finishing second and and u13 relay team finishing third. The outstanding Donegal performance came from Sarah Doherty who claiming two gold medals representing the best points return ever by a Donegal athlete at this event. Very well done to all.On Saturday last a number of athletes competed in the Ardara 10k which has over 1000 people competing with Sean McShane winning the mens in 36:36, while there was good performances from others competing in a great event. On Sunday there was a 5 mile road race in Gortahork with Michael Logue coming out on top in the mens and Nicola Doherty winning the womens. In Maghery at the same time there was a 5k race where John Paul Wilson came home second behind Mark McCole with Helen McCready winning the ladies followed by Carleen Walsh. It is great to see so many athletes from the area competing in races. One thing to note however is that we do need to have everybody registered with the club (20 euro) and also we would encourage people to start wearing the club vests – contact Ita for details. The northwest 10k is coming up on Sunday week and many athletes are planning to complete in this event – due to he large numbers in recent times it is worth considering registering on line. It would be great to see all club members wearing the club colours at this event. ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 24th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

On Favrd, Twitter & Community: Why You Should Be Able to Count the Stars

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos guest author 1 For Goodness’ Sake…SmallCanBeBig is a charitable non-profit that harnesses the power of small, direct donations for families in need. Mark Nikolewski (@mnik) is lead designer and art director for the organization; from his personal experience in the community, he can trace back thousands of dollars in direct donations to SmallCanBeBig from Favrd members. He estimates that the community supplies about 20% of the organization’s (@smallcanbebig‘s) retweets, without accounting for any secondary networking effects. Mike Monteiro (@mike_FTW) has been one of SmallCanBeBig’s most outspoken supporters, incenting donations via Twitter in Favrd fashion: “SmallCanBeBig: Tell you what: you donate $50 and I will tweet a PERSONAL INSULT which you can RT to show your friends how cool you are.” (Visit SmallCanBeBig.org directly to donate sans personal insult.)Josh Hopkins (@thedayhascome) began tweeting about the medical condition of his daughter (born January 2009) as a part of the Favrd community, which rose up with overwhelming support while Lucy underwent serious operations and prolonged hospital stays. (Josh and his family will be participating in the March for Babies in 2010 to raise money on behalf of Lucy’s name. If individuals would like to donate money to The March of Dimes, on behalf of Team Lucy Kate who is walking in the Indianapolis event, more information is available here.)“Keep starring the heavens, kids. #thankyoutextism” (via @pagecrusher)A more comprehensive directory of projects from the Favrd community is available here. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#social networks#twitter#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Favrd, the now-retired (creator-destroyed) aggregation site for Twitter “favorites,” began as the irreverent offshoot of a community of influential designers and developers — people like Merlin Mann (@hotdogsladies), John Gruber (@gruber), Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman), and Dean Cameron Allen (@textism), the site’s creator.You don’t need to know the lofty origins of Favrd, though; if anything, they’re antithetical to the point. Favrd ran on a “no-webcock algorithm.” (“Webcock” was Dean’s term for shamelessly self-promoting “new media gurus.”)This guest post was written by Kim Gaskins, a writer for Latitude Research.In an interview earlier this year, web developer Rafael Torres (@rafitorres) remarked: “A common concern for all of [the creators] was the idea that the social web had been invaded by a certain class of individuals who were apparently only concerned with marketing themselves and their brands through fake social interactions.”How Many Stars in the Sky? Infinite: and That’s Too Many.Simply put, I think what happened to Favrd was that a new crop of users appeared who didn’t know how to value the currency, and thus they inadvertently devalued it. They were arbitrarily plastering their stars around town to promote themselves, like “take-out menus hung on the doors of other restaurants.” Dan Wineman (@dwineman), “The Favrd Situation”In this way, currency (devalued) only serves to commodify valuable content. Remiel (@remiel) makes some generative suggestions here to “inject scarcity back into the equation.” What if Favstar instituted a new metric… ? “The result, ideally, is… a truly useful list of vetted Twitter content, reliably worth reading. In short: a great, alternative Twitter filter.”“I hate when clever, elegant things leave the web.” Jeffrey Zeldman to Dean Cameron Allen, commenting on “The Stars Look Down”Favrd: The Black Sheep of Bottom-Up PosterCommunitiesCohesive communities like Favrd, grown organically without a pointed goal — especially the communities grown around liberality of mind and well-placed puns — have some people asking, “yes, but what’s the point?“Therein lies the point.“I’ve met lots of people, collaborated creatively with a few and even had one stay on my couch during his trip across the country. All wonderful experiences.” Jon Dascola, commenting on Zeldman’s “The Stars Look Down”So What’s Beside the Point?Professionally speaking, Avery Edison (@aedison) is an upcoming UK-based comedy writer who has her roots in the feedback and support of the Favrd community. You Look Nice Today (@hotdogsladies, @lonelysandwich, and @scottsimpson) is a free podcast “prepared by and for ‘adults’” that now performs in 3space as well, for money.Interview with Nick Douglas (@nick), author of Twitter Wit: Brilliance in 140 Characters or Less: last_img read more

Why Your Sales Forecast Is Always Wrong

first_imgYou are competing for a prospective client’s business. You know there are two other companies being considered, both of whom, like you, could do good work were they awarded the business. You have all done discovery, developed a solution and presented your final proposal.Your CRM has a pull-down menu that indicates the stage of the sales process, as well as the likelihood of winning that deal expressed as a percentage. Your CRM suggests that you have a 75 percent chance of winning this deal. Your two competitors also have CRMs, and their likelihood of winning based on the stage is also 75 percent. Neither you nor your competitors have a 75 percent chance of winning the deal at this point.If there are three competitors in this contest, none of whom have been ruled out for some reason, the very highest odds you have in winning is 33 percent. One company will win, the other two will lose, as is the nature of a zero-sum game. The 33 percent chance is the very highest number you can use to project your chances, and the number could be 25 percent, leaving open the possibility that the client decides not to do anything, something that happens frequently in sales.If there are only two competitors in this same competition, the best you can guess (and you are guessing, unless you have strong evidence that suggests otherwise), is a 50 percent chance of winning, with the real number being 33 percent, again leaving open the option to do nothing.If there is one thing that hurts sales organizations, sales leaders, sales managers, and salespeople, it’s the false confidence that comes from believing they have enough opportunities to meet and exceed their goals. Much of the time, when they are surprised, the surprise comes in the form lost deals they believed they would win, deals that ended in a no-decision, and deals they believed they would win that push into future quarters because the date in the CRM is, was, and always will be a placeholder when it lacks a client’s commitment.If you are going to use a percentage to express your likelihood of winning, you are better off with a rule of thumb that suggests that three competitors in a deal means you have a 33 percent chance of winning and not 75 percent.last_img read more