Clement Howell High School boys shown prison life 22 visit HMP

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, #TurksandCaicosIslands – February 27, 2018 – ‘Intervention’ is how some would describe a most unusual field trip for nearly two dozen boys of Clement Howell High School.The young men, on Friday, visited Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk where they were supposed to be ‘scared silly’ by images of other males locked away.  However, one opinion to Magnetic Media was that the teenage boys appeared unmoved by the bold initiative, designed to save them from crime and jail.The move comes as a part of a string of initiatives aimed at re-directing young men of the school who have been involved in violent fights, reportedly in an ongoing turf war.  The instances have been so dramatic that the #RoyalTurksandCaicosPolice have been called to the school and in at least one incident, students were injured and taken to hospital.It is hoped, that the boys’ reactions were mere bravado, and the visit to the prison in Grand Turk actually did work to scare the youngsters straight. School says goodbye to Mario Recommended for you TCI: More trouble at Prison, this time guards reportedly feel overlooked; Dep Govnr and Govnr awarecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#ClementHowellHighSchool, #hmpgrandturk, #schoolviolencelast_img read more

Is Rahul destinys child or an empty suit

first_imgIndian National Congress party president Rahul Gandhi addresses supporters at an event to unveil the party`s election manifesto in New Delhi on 2 April 2019. Photo: AFPRahul Gandhi, vying to become the latest prime minister from India’s most famous dynasty, has worked hard to shed his image as an entitled footloose princeling and political lightweight.But the great-grandson, grandson and son of three past premiers of the world’s biggest democracy still faces a tough task beating Prime Minister Narendra Modi in elections starting Thursday.No relation to independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, Rahul was born in 1970 when his grandmother Indira Gandhi — daughter of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru — was premier.In 1984 Indira was shot dead by her Sikh bodyguards and she was succeeded by her son Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul’s father. Rajiv was himself assassinated in 1991 by a Tamil suicide bomber when Rahul was 20.Rahul was enrolled at Harvard but dropped out after a year, following his father’s death. He later graduated from Rollins College, Florida and in 1994 earned a master’s degree from Cambridge.While in his 20s he lived in London, where he worked at a management consultancy for a time.His Italian-born mother Sonia Gandhi, widow of Rajiv, took charge of the Congress party in 1998 before handing over the reins to Rahul, her first-born, in 2017.- ‘Empty suit’ -Ten years earlier, in 2007, leaked US diplomatic cables said Rahul was viewed as an “empty suit” and “lightweight”, with little known about his political beliefs — if he had any.But by 2009, the US assessment was now that Gandhi sounded like a “practiced politician who knew how to get his message across and … was comfortable with the nuts and bolts of party organization and vote counting”.”He was precise and articulate and demonstrated a mastery that belied the image some have of Gandhi as a dilettante,” a leaked cable by senior US diplomat Peter Burleigh said.After Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crushed Congress at the 2014 election, Gandhi set about reviving and rejuvenating the party, while keeping older hands on side.A speech in the lower house last year drew widespread applause and forced political pundits to take notice. He ended it by giving an uncomfortable-looking Modi a surprise hug.He has also, in contrast to the Hindu nationalist Modi, reached out to Muslim voters and stressed his secular credentials, and also to women, promising to bring legislation setting aside seats in parliament for them.Last December, Congress secured victory in three key state elections, including in Modi’s northern Indian “cow belt” heartland, suddenly making Gandhi look like a serious contender.’Not foolish’During the campaign for the election — which wraps up on May 19, with results four days later — Gandhi has attacked Modi’s record on farmers, jobs and his close ties to business.”Across India, people are frustrated and angry. Mr Modi is attempting to use hyper-nationalism to divert the attention of the people,” he said in a recent interview to the Kolkata-based Telegraph newspaper.”But the people of India are not foolish. They can see through this game,” he said.Election adverts show him hugging an emaciated peasant woman, while Gandhi’s leftist manifesto pledges to end abject poverty by 2030 and give cash transfers to 50 million families.But tea-seller’s son Modi is no pushover, using traditional and social media, as well as tub-thumping speeches, to dominate the headlines.Modi has capitalised on India and Pakistan’s tit-for-tat airstrikes in February to appear as the patriotic “chowkidar” (watchman) of India.Gandhi’s attempts to score points with allegations of dodgy dealings related to India’s purchase of Rafale jets from France have also failed to stick with voters in a big way, opinion polls have suggested.And at the same time Modi seldom misses an opportunity to contrast his own humble beginnings with his silver-spoon adversary, deriding Gandhi as “shahzada” (crown prince).Gandhi “appears to be clinging to the socialist ideas of his grandmother and doesn’t realise that people have changed, that even the poor have changed”, Parsa Venkateshwar Rao, a veteran journalist and political commentator, told AFP.last_img

GDC 2019 Googles Play for Gaming Ubiquity Rise of Ray Tracing Store

first_imgThe Game Developers Conference finished up Friday evening, wrapping one of the most exciting GDCs in recent memory with Google’s splashy entrance into AAA video gaming, the emergence of real-time ray tracing as a compelling technology for film, TV, and games, and the growing war between two global estore powerhouses: Valve’s Steam and the Epic Games Store.Those big announcements, proclamations, news, and game reveals were mixed in with a rich selection of talks that offered insight into the artistry, technology, and methodology of video game development. Talks included insight from Disney’s famed Imagineers, discussions of esports, deep dives into historically famous games and last year’s massive hits.And then there were the awards; celebrations of the past year’s biggest independent titles, the biggest mainstream hits, and a celebration of audio in game design. Popular on Variety Below you’ll find all of Variety’s coverage of this year’s Game Developers Conference to date, with much more to come.Awards‘God of War’ Named Game Developer Choice Awards Game of the Year‘God of War’ Wins Six G.A.N.G. Awards, Including Audio of the Year‘Return of the Obra Dinn’ Wins IGF Seumas McNally Grand PrizeEpic Versus SteamEvents, Library Overhaul Coming to Valve’s Steam StoreEpic Game Store Redesign, User Reviews, Gifting InboundEpic Talks Exclusives, Tencent, ‘Metro’ BacklashEpic Store Won’t Sell Unrated, ‘Adults Only’ GamesEpic Gives Away Online Services Behind ‘Fortnite’‘Control,’ ‘Outer Worlds,’ ‘Ancestors’ Among Dozen Games Coming to Epic Games StoreEpic Game Store Exclusives Coming to Humble Store‘Heavy Rain,’ ‘Beyond Two Souls,’ ‘Detroit’ Coming to PC Via Epic Games StoreEpic Games Unveils $100 Million ‘MegaGrants’ for Film, Game, Other CreatorsGamesCinematic Platformer ‘Stela’ Focuses on Depth, MysteryVertigo Games Believes ‘Location-Based Virtual Reality’ Is Future of VR‘After Party’  Builds Off of ‘Oxenfree’ Design to Create Hellish, Hilarious GameplayHow ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’ Builds on Series’ Legacy‘Speaking Simulator’ and the Fine Art of TalkingRebellion Is Putting Players Back Behind Enemy Lines in Remastered ‘Sniper Elite V2’‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’ Coming to Nintendo SwitchAfter ‘Dead Cells,’ Developer Motion Twin Is Open to AnythingMagic Leap Unveils Latest Multiplayer VR Prototype at GDC 2019‘System Shock 3’ Gets Brief Teaser (Watch)‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ Public Beta Hits This Summer (Watch)Supernova Uses Funding, Leadership Coaching to Reduce Risk of Game DevelopmentRay TracingNvidia’s Big Bet on Ray Tracing Pays OffUnreal Unveils Astounding Real-Time Cinematic Tech Demo ‘Troll’ (Watch)Unity Pushes For Unreal Parity as Next-Gen ApproachesUnity’s Latest Demo is Visually Stunning ‘The Heretic’ (Watch)StadiaGoogle Stadia is a Net Neutrality NightmareGoogle’s Cloud Platform Pushes Into AAA, Stadia Won’t Require Its UseGame Industry Has Mixed Reactions to Google StadiaGoogle’s Stadia Aims to Turn Any Screen Into a Powerful Gaming ConsoleWatch Google’s Game Stream Tech Unveiling Live HereGoogle Pop-Up Museum Teases New Logo, Possible Gaming HardwareTalksWhat Game Workers Can Learn From Other Labor Organizations‘Pokemon Go’ Creator on Augmented Reality’s Massive PotentialEx-Westwood Devs Reminisce About Making Original ‘Command & Conquer’To Survive, ‘EverQuest’ Must Honor Past, Embrace FutureDisney Parks Attraction Creators Compare Crafting Video Games With Real-World ExperiencesXbox Woos Mobile Developers With Xbox Live FunctionalityHow to Build an Inclusive Game Studio Culture‘Astro Bot Rescue Bot’ Creator Explains Celebrated VR Game9 Games Industry Veterans Offer Insight at GDC Microtalks‘Tetris Effect’s’ Development Was Anything but Zen-Like‘No Man’s Sky’s’ Disastrous, Wonderful, Amazing JourneyHow Blizzard Reduced Toxic Behavior With ‘Overwatch’s’ Endorsement SystemGDC Women in Gaming Rally Puts Spotlight on Inclusion, Accessibility in IndustryHow IBM Is Using AI to Build the Future of Esports CastingIndie Devs Sound Off on Diversity, Ethics, Deadlines Without CrunchDoctors Look to Virtual Reality to Treat Chronic PainThe Struggles of South African Indie Game DevelopmentAmazon Focused on Building the Game Industry’s Digital InfrastructureJason Rohrer: Design ‘Unique Situation Generators,’ Not ‘Consumable Games’Altruism is Paramount in Thatgamecompany’s ‘Sky’The Problem of Toxicity in Esports (and Two Solutions)‘ICO,’ ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ Animator Explains Challenges of Creating VR CharactersThe Changing Face of Video Game CrowdfundingRoad to GDC: Missed OpportunitiesRoad to GDC: The Future of Gaming Is AIRoad to GDC: Curating Video Gamescenter_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Nancy Pelosi Rebukes Facebook Over Fake Video

first_imgFacebook justified leaving the video on its site by saying that the publisher of the video wasn’t violating its terms of service just because it was false. A spokesperson told Variety last week: “Once the video was fact checked as false, we dramatically reduced its distribution. Speed is critical to this system, and we continue to improve our response. People who see the video in feed, try to share it from feed, or already shared it are alerted that it’s false.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img House Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly criticized Facebook over its decision to keep a manipulated video of her on its service, telling public radio station KQED that the social media giant was “lying to the public.”Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.A video that was doctored to suggest that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was intoxicated during a recent public event appeared on Facebook last week, and has since been viewed close to 3 million times. Facebook declined to remove the video, but curtailed its distribution by not showing it to users in their news feed anymore.In her conversation with KQED, Pelosi said that Facebook should take down the video. She proceeded to link the incident to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying: “We have said all along, ‘Poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians.’ I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false.”last_img read more