Man murdered for picking up “Bone Face” late

first_imgTwo men were murdered about an hour apart on Wednesday and Police say one of the murders is linked to another killing which took place earlier that day.In the linked killings, Police said Jackie “Bucky” Peruza, 36, was shot at while driving his white Nissan Tiida along John John Road, Laventille, Trinidad at about 18:00h Wednesday. Police said Peruza jumped out his vehicle and ran a short distance before collapsing after his pants fell to his ankle.Police said Peruza, who was friends with Matthew “Bone Face” Luke, was murdered for failing to pick Luke up at a requested time.Luke was gunned down at Caura Hospital Wednesday morning. Peruza was supposed to have picked up Luke but was late resulting in Luke’s death. Both men were from Plaisance Terrace Block 8, Laventille.In the second killing that took place on Wednesday evening, 32-year-old Terrence Bailey was killed near his Paria Walk, Brasso Seco home.Police said at about 19:00h Bailey was walkibg with his wife when a gunman opened fire on him. He ran a short distance and collapsed.(TT Guardian)last_img read more

Jean Barton: Branding at Antelope Creek Cattle Co.

first_imgMy first day of branding at Antelope Creek Cattle Company was sunny and warm, while the following day was cloudy with a light mist in the morning, and I stayed home.The cows received their annual shots with Cole Robinson giving Multimin, (trace minerals); Don Brown gave the 2) One Shot Ultra 8 to prevent blackleg caused by seven organisms and redwater caused by Cl. Haemolyticum and bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis caused by Pasteurella haemolytica type A1. Danny Brown gave the 3) BoviShield …last_img read more

Nal’ibali’s Story Bosso is named

first_imgAthandiwe Sikade’s entry was an animated retelling of uMboleki, a humorous children’s story with a deeper message about how to behave appropriately in society. (Image: Nal’ibali)A seven-year-old has become South Africa’s Story Bosso after winning the Nal’ibali storytelling competition.Athandiwe Sikade of Khayelitsha in Cape Town, who is only seven, is the winner of the competition. Itis a nationwide talent search to get people of all ages excited about reading and telling stories.The competition invited members of the public to send in audio or video clips of themselves reading or telling their favourite stories.“We collected more than 2 000 submissions from across the country,” said Jade Jacobsohn, the managing director of the Nali’bali reading-for-enjoyment campaign.”Stories came in from all age groups and in all languages.“They ranged from those that made us laugh, to those that made us cry, but best of all, they showed us that a spirit of storytelling – oral, written and in many languages is alive and well, which we can use to inspire children to want to read and write.”Athandiwe is joined by two runners-up: 12-year-old Atang Makgata, who was selected for her original story, A Dream About the Enchanted Forest, and Kerrin Kokot and Jayne Batzofin who entered their bilingual story, The Lonely Frog, in English and Sign Language.The finalists each receive cash prizes, Ackermans vouchers as well as a home library with books courtesy of Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, Cambridge University Press, Jacana Media and the Save Our Seas Foundation.Jacobsohn added that while they were delighted to have discovered so many promising storytellers, Story Bosso was ultimately about helping to root a culture of reading in South Africa.“Sharing stories builds children’s knowledge, concepts, language ability and imagination. So, growing the storytelling and reading habit at home, is a perfect way to help children become motivated and curious learners with greater capacity to succeed at school,” said Jacobsohn.A STORY ON BEHAVING APPROPRIATELYAccording to Nal’ibali, competing against 14 other finalists for the title of South Africa’s first Story Bosso, Athandiwe was chosen for her spirited storytelling style and skill relative to her young age.Her entry was an animated retelling of uMboleki, a humorous children’s story with a deeper message about how to behave appropriately in society.Athandiwe received a surprise visit from renowned local author and Story Bosso celebrity judge, Sindiwe Magona, who treated her and her class to a special storytelling of her own.“In books and stories you will find all the dreams you will ever need,” said Magona.”You will find all the truth the world can give and all the fun there is for each and every boy or girl, little, or big, or somewhere in between.”Athandiwe is from Chumisa Primary in Khayelitsha, where Nal’ibali hosted one of 30 Story Bosso pop-up auditions to source stories directly from the campaign’s network of reading clubs and communities across the country.Along with its partners, Times Media, National Book Week, Jozi Book Fair, Soweto Theatre, Vodacom Teacher Centres, Mad About Art and Africa Unite, auditions were held which served as an opportunity for Nal’ibali to provide caregivers and children across the country with books and literacy materials in their home languages.Over 13 000 books and 26 500 story cards in a range of South African languages were distributed over the duration of the competition.last_img read more

Open Source’s Cult Of Personality Is Dying—Thankfully

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Roy Rubin, co-founder of the popular Magento open-source project, announced this week he is bowing out of the project he helped launch back in 2008.It’s not the first time the leader of an open-source project has stepped away from her project, but it’s remarkable by its response: Relative silence.It’s not because Rubin wasn’t critical to Magento. He was. For six years, Rubin was the soul of Magento. But open source has grown up, and it’s increasingly shedding its cult of personality. While no one wishes Linux founder Linus Torvalds gets hit by a bus, we’re to the point that we, like Linus, “won’t care.”But it wasn’t always this way.Worshipping The Benevolent DictatorSuccessful open-source projects have long been associated with strong leaders, and for good reason. Influencing a vibrant community of individually-minded developers can be the equivalent of herding cats. While differences of opinion on the direction a particular open-source project can turn into a parting of ways (and code, called a “fork”), more often than not a “benevolent dictator for life,” or project leader, will step in, exert leadership and keep the community together.The term “benevolent dictator for life” (BDFL) may have started with Guido von Rossum, the founder of Python. It has since been applied to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, as well as Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu’s lead, among others. Sometimes two leaders on a project share the title, as did Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss for Django.At their peak, the departure of any one of these leads would have wreaked havoc on the fortunes of the project, given how closely identified the projects were with these strong leaders. Over time, however, this has changed. The Django BDFLs moved on to other projects, and Django kept chugging along. Ditto Python, Lucene (Doug Cutting), JBoss (Marc Fleury) and many other projects.While open source communities still rally around strong leaders, we don’t seem to be as dependent on them as we once were. Open source’s “cult of personality” faded, and perhaps has died altogether. But what happened?Apache And The Rise Of Community Well, community did, for starters. I realize I’m making a somewhat subjective assertion here, but over the roughly 15 years I’ve been involved in open source, I’ve seen a gradual shift away from tightly-controlled free software projects to more loosely joined open-source communities, often with significant corporate interest.While it’s not clear whether the open, BSD/Apache-style licensing “chicken” came before the corporate open source interest “egg,” the two together have definitely changed how open source operates.This includes the need for a BDFL. For example, and while it’s not a project, it’s hard to imagine Free GNU without Richard Stallman. By contrast, it’s pretty easy to imagine Apache Hadoop without… wait, who is in charge of Hadoop, anyway?The answer? Everyone. Or many, rather. It started with Doug Cutting, but it has since grown to become a community of companies and individuals (but mostly companies that employ those individuals) working together.The same is true of OpenStack, which has a host of companies involved. If any particular OpenStack developer were to leave, the OpenStack show would go on. And it has thus far. The same is true of an increasing number of open-source projects.A BDFL-Free Future?This isn’t to suggest that leaders aren’t needed in open source. They are. But as more open-source projects become communities of corporations, the risk of a BDFL leaving diminishes. Frankly, even if companies aren’t heavily involved, projects with an Apache license may not be as dependent on a BDFL, anyway.Photo of Richard Stallman courtesy of Friprog on Flickr How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Matt Asay Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Tags:#apache#benevolent dictator for life#Magento#Open Source#Roy Rubin Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Dhoni blames IPL for World T20 debacle

first_imgAfter a hat-trick of humiliating defeats in the Super 8 stage that saw India being thrown out of World T20 championship on Tuesday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the loss on IPL.According to the captain, the IPL parties have hurt India. Calling the IPL parties a distraction, Dhoni has held them responsible for player burnout.Blaming the IPL for the poor performance of his team in the world championship, Dhoni said late night games and parties wore out the players.He felt that the players have been adversely affected by the overdose of IPL and advised them to learn to balance between the game and the parties.Speaking to media after the humiliating loss to Sri Lanka Dhoni said, “IPL parties hurt India. It is a distraction for players. Late night games and parties can wear out players. Players should know how to balance between the two. Thankfully next year WC is before IPL.”last_img read more

UP Governor prefers talking about biryani and kebabs when asked about rape incident

first_imgUttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi at an iftar party on Friday night. He made the remarks while talking to reporters after the feast.Biryani and kebabs are gastronomic delights whose mention is more important than the rising cases of gang rape and murder for Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi. This can be the only explanation for Qureshi brushing aside media queries on crime cases in the state, including the one in Lucknow in which the victim was tortured before being gang-raped and then murdered.”Did you taste the biryani? It was great. And kebab was also nice. Leave other things aside,” Qureshi said before walking past the cameras of television crews in Lucknow on Friday night. The UP governor made this comment after attending the roza iftar party hosted by Advocate General V. C. Mishra.The mediapersons had sought the response from Qureshi on the gang rape and murder of a lab technician of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences. A mother of two children, the woman had failed to save her husband two years ago even after donating one of her kidneys.Originally from Gorakhpur, the widow was working to ensure good education to her 11-year-old son and five-year-old daughter. Her brutalised body was found inside a school in Lucknow’s Mohanlalganj area on Thursday. But these facts apparently didn’t evoke any empathy in Qureshi, a Congressman, who has recently developed tremendous proximity with the leaders of Samajwadi Party. Qureshi, who is also the Uttarakhand governor, has been given additional charge of Uttar Pradesh.advertisementQureshi is not alone in making such insensitive comments as state Sports and Youth Welfare minister Narad Rai said crimes against women take place all over the country. “Such kinds of crime take place all over the country. I will pray to the God to give us strength to fight against the evils,” he said on Saturday. Sadly, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav still appears to be supporting his son Akhilesh Yadav’s government. “Going by the population of the state, I must say that there are many states where the rate of crime is higher than UP. We cannot stop every crime in the state. I believe the women are most secure in UP,” he said.But the insensitive comments did not end there.  G.P. Prajapati said in Amethi: “We cannot deploy a police officer for the protection of every woman in the state. After all, even the police are human.”As per a report from 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, more than 240 rape cases have taken place in the last three months. Meanwhile, the police claimed to have cracked the gang rape and murder case and arrested three persons. The police said one of the killers wanted to marry the victim. He along with his two friends committed the crime when she didn’t agree for marriage.last_img read more