House at Äpplarö / Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor

first_imgHouse at Äpplarö / Arrhov Frick ArkitektkontorSave this projectSaveHouse at Äpplarö / Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor Projects photographs:  Åke E.son LindmanPhotographs:  Åke E.son Lindman, Courtesy of Arrhov Frick ArkitektkontorText description provided by the architects. The proposal collects all required programme – main building, guest house and terraces into one single volume, with sea views from all rooms. Save this picture!© Åke E.son LindmanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe volume has been modified to bring out the best from the natural conditions at the site. The tilted form of the plan provides unique and varied views, light conditions and different types of places for relaxed stay, both indoors and outdoors. The house is entirely built in untreated local pine wood. Save this picture!© Åke E.son LindmanProject gallerySee allShow lessEcho Ridge Duplexes / El Dorado IncSelected Projects’Wind Fountain’ Competition Entry / Gembong Reksa KawulaArticles Share Photographs House at Äpplarö / Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor Houses Area:  215 m² Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Åke E.son Lindman+ 9 Share Sweden “COPY” ArchDaily 2012 “COPY” 2012 CopyHouses•Äpplarö, Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArrhov Frick ArkitektkontorOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesÄpplaröHousesSwedenPublished on October 22, 2012Cite: “House at Äpplarö / Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor” 22 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Protesters demanding justice for Yuvette Henderson shut down Home Depot

first_imgProtesters demand justice in police killing, Feb. 23.WW photo: Terri KayOakland, Calif. — Two police officers in Emeryville, Calif., a town located between Oakland and Berkeley, gunned down and killed Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old Black mother of two, in a parking lot on Feb. 3, over an alleged shoplifting incident in the Emeryville Home Depot store. Two weeks earlier and half a block away, when a white man named Sebastian Ledwick fired on police officers, the cops first retreated and then apprehended him without killing him.That police reacted more violently against a Black woman cornered in a parking lot than against a white male firing deadly shots at them is itself proof of racial bias. Such racist injustice has provoked national demonstrations on a broad scale since last August. It is no surprise then that on Feb. 21, coinciding with the national commemoration of the assassination of Malcolm X, people shut down the Emeryville Home Depot for five hours.Henderson had been identified by a Home Depot security guard for alleged shoplifting. After she left Home Depot, Henderson tried to flag down a passing bus. “We (saw) a woman running, holding her purse and waving her hand,” said Marilyn Tijerino, who was riding the AC Transit 31 line on her way home. “The girl did not have no gun. She was waving her hands.” (@B_A_Simons on Twitter)Henderson was cornered by the Emeryville Police Department at the Extra Space Storage Facility garage in Oakland, a few blocks from the Home Depot. She was shot at seven times with the bullets coming from three weapons, including a military-grade, automatic AR-15 rifle, the same weapon used by the U.S. military in wartime.Police originally claimed that officers were “advised” that the suspect was armed with a gun. Issued at the time with authority, this statement has since been edited out of original media reports. Now, the police claim they asked Henderson to drop her weapon and when she refused, they shot and killed her. Police have never stated that Henderson pointed a gun at them. Henderson fired no shots.Michelle Shepard and Warren Williams are the officers responsible for Henderson’s death. Both have been placed on paid leave during the investigation. Williams was wearing a body camera which was turned off during the shooting.Some 200 people attended the Feb. 21 rally at the Emeryville Police Station, organized by the Anti-Police-Terror Project. Henderson’s brother spoke for her at the rally. People from families of other victims of police killings spoke as well. Cadine Williams spoke about her brother, O’Shane Evans, killed by the San Francisco Police Department last Oct. 7. La Mesha Irizarry spoke about her son, Idriss Stelley, killed in 2001 by the SFPD.Lockdown at Home DepotThe protesters marched two miles from the police station to the Home Depot store, where they joined the Black Out Collective and Black Lives Matter-Bay Area. These groups, in coordinated action, had locked down the three front doors of the store with their bodies, along with activists from Asians for Black Lives and the Bay Area Solidarity Action Team. The entire front entrance to the store was also blocked off by the protesters with yellow tape lettered, “Crime Scene” in black. They erected a siege tower, at the top of which Cat Brooks of ONYX sat during the entire five-hour siege.Three Anti-Police-Terror Project demands decorated the tower: “Release the video tapes” (by Home Depot, the EPD and the OPD), “leave without pay for the officers involved while they are being investigated and ultimately their termination from the EPD” and “the immediate return or destruction of all military styled weapons and accessories by the OPD and the EPD.”Two other families of victims of police killings joined the crowd at the Home Depot and spoke about their loved ones. Cyndi Mitchell spoke about her brother, Mario Romero, who was killed by the Vallejo police, and Dionne Smith spoke about her son, James Rivera Jr., killed by the Stockton police. About 400 people participated in the event during the rally, march and Home Depot shutdown.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Workers and oppressed people of the world, write to us!

first_imgWorkers World recently received these two letters from friends in Bangladesh and Europe.Dear Comrades,Let me deliver revolutionary greetings to you and your party. I’m from Bangladesh. You’re passing a transitional period of struggle and mass uprising. I would like to proclaim solidarity from the heart of the people of Bangladesh to the heroic movement of U.S people against oppression, exploitation and injustice.By this time you have to face your national election too. The ruling class will try to avail of the election to get rid of this people’s power. Like the whole world, Bangladeshis are also very curious about your national election. As expected, the media is busy telecasting the speeches of the two leading capitalist parties. Some of them even announced the Democratic Party as a pro-left organization. Though we know how fake this propaganda is by our past experiences.In the meantime I’ve noticed your editorial headed “Not being Trump is not enough” published in the current issue (Aug 27) as your [Democratic National Convention] evaluation. I’ve translated it into Bengali, our mother-tongue, and sent you a copy here.I would like to publish it in a Bengali news portal so our people know the working-class voice of the U.S, if you allow. I expect it will be helpful to strengthen the working-class solidarity of different regions.I’m waiting for your kind reply. Red salute.Sincerely yours,Rashib RahmanFormer Organizing Secretary, Socialist Students’ FrontBangladesh_____Dear Editors,I welcome this article by Greg Dunkel on the situation to date in Martinique about environmental poisoning. The article is going straight to Martinique via Paris, where it will do so much to buoy up the spirits of our brothers and sisters there. Ninety-two percent of the population – men, women and children – are already contaminated.With no known antidote except activism, they need to know they have our unmitigated support.Thanks again for giving their voices a platform!Ona Move,Julia WrightEurope FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Government announces more measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Print Twitter Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions WhatsApp Taoiseach Leo VaradkarIN A Government press conference today, Tuesday, March 24, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced further measures would be taken to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).The measures introduced will take place from midnight tonight will see the closure of “non-essential” retail services which include but not be limited to bookmakers, casinos, and theatres. Cafés and food services can remain open, but operate on a ‘take away’ basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The list of services which fall under the non-essential services will be made available by Government.There will be an increased presence of Gardaí in public parks to observe and enforce physical-distancing guidelines by the HSE. Gathering in groups of larger than 4 will be prohibited unless from the same household.Social WelfareThe pandemic unemployment payment will be increased from €203 to €350, as will the COVID related illness benefit. Self-employed people impacted will also be included in the unemployment payment scheme.In a bid to support businesses and maintain employment within companies, it was announced that Government will subsidise 70 per cent of salaries up to a cap of €410 per week tax-free payment.SchoolsSchools, universities and childcare facilities are set to remain closed until April 19, having originally supposed to reopen on March 29.HealthIt was announced that all private hospitals will operate on a not-for-profit basis to increase bed-availability, and staffing in the public health service. Minister for Health, Simon Harris noted all COVID-19 treatment would be free of charge and all people will be given the same level of care. NewsHealthPoliticsGovernment announces more measures to slow the spread of COVID-19By Cian Reinhardt – March 24, 2020 318 Linkedin TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19IrelandLimerick City and County center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Email Previous articleLimerick City and County Council supports new e-learning tool to help you identify Irish BumblebeesNext article19 Gardaí assigned to Limerick to offer support in wake of covid-19 virus Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] last_img read more

Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s…

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin  Limerick St Patrick’s Festival features some world class musicians and a host of online events – for the full line up check out NewsCommunityHeritageLimerickLove for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s videoBy Sarah Carr – March 17, 2021 428 A FANTASTIC, diverse line-up of well-known personalities, including actor Dominic West, and actor/writer Malachy McCourt feature in a new video just released by Limerick Civic Trust to mark St. Patrick’s Festival (CLICK HERE for VIDEO The St. Patrick’s Festival ‘Love Limerick’ video captures faces and voices strongly associated with Limerick, including Sean-Nós musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Richard Lynch of, nu-folk musician Emma Langford, President of UL Kerstin Mey and owners of ‘Dolans’ Live Music Venue and Bar’ Mick and Valerie Dolan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The great affection for Limerick is a theme running throughout the video where these well-known people share their messages of hope and support as they look forward to a better time when everyone can visit again and enjoy those essential Limerick experiences – like a gig in Dolans, a pint or a session in some of the atmospheric Limerick pubs like Nancy Blakes or Mother Macs or seeing the outline of an iconic castle like King John’s Castle or Glin Castle against the skyline. Launching the video, David O’Brien of Limerick Civic Trust said; “This video is a celebration of all the fantastic things about Limerick and is a snapshot of this moment in time portraying the artists, creatives and musicians and their take on this much-loved city with its own unique character, humour and vibrant cultural scene. While there are no parades or band championships this year, this video puts a spotlight on Limerick and reminds people how fun and vibrant the city is. This video invites them to visit when it is safe again.’ Dominic West, known for his roles in a number of hit TV series including ‘The Wire’,  has strong ties with Limerick going back to 2010 when he married Catherine Fitzgerald, daughter of the last Knight of Glin.  In the longer version of the video, he says that he can’t wait to have pints and singsongs again in ‘O’Shaughnessy’s Pub’ in the Limerick village of Glin. Malachy McCourt is a famous New York-based actor, writer and politician and brother of renowned Limerick author Frank McCourt. Malachy features strongly in Frank’s famous depiction of Limerick in Angela’s Ashes and fondly recalls all the great laughs the family had in Limerick and said that ‘there’s hardly a native of Limerick who doesn’t have a song in them’ before he himself bursts into a hearty rendition of ‘Limerick is Beautiful’ (longer video). The People’s Museum of Limerick run by Limerick Civic Trust will feature the Frank McCourt exhibition later this year. One of the areas everyone is missing right now is brilliant bands and live music and Limerick is known for its buzzing live music scene and is home to great new musical talents like Emma Langford (featured in the video) and award-winning rapper and spoken word artist Denise Chaila.  Everyone who knows music, knows Mick and Valerie Dolan and the amazing platform for new artists their renowned warehouse – Dolans Live Music Venue has become since it opened in 1998. Dolans, in normal times is home to touring live artists from across the globe and hosted iconic bands like Aslan, Snow Patrol and Franz Ferdinand. This St. Patrick’s evening Dolans invites you to experience a virtual musical celebration – ‘Wild Atlantic Edge’ at 7pm from Limerick with performances from a number of musicians including Sharon Shannon, Hermitage Green and Emma Langford. (More info at Publicist and producer Richard Lynch from the video has done wonders for his hometown, from developing the annual LGBTQ+ Pride festival into a week-long event, to promoting and celebrating the positive image of Limerick Professor Kerstin Mey is a German academic who in 2020, assumed her role as President of the University of Limerick , making history by becoming the first woman to be President of a University in Ireland. What better person to showcase the Irish language in the video than Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin talented musician from Limerick, best known for his Sean-Nós singing.Love Limerick this St. Patrick’s Day from on Vimeo. Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleMayor urges Limerick businesses to apply for grants under new Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC)Next articleJack Neville: Club Finals and the GAA’s unique relationship with St Patrick’s Day Sarah Carr Twitter Print TAGSFáilte IrelandKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Civic TrustLimerick PostSt Patrick’s Day Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Kerala Govt. Decides To Amend Police Act To Deal With Insult, Intimidation & Defamation Through Social Media

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala Govt. Decides To Amend Police Act To Deal With Insult, Intimidation & Defamation Through Social Media LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Oct 2020 7:47 AMShare This – xKerala Government has decided to amend the Police Act to include intimidation, defamation, or insulting of any person through social media as an offence punishable with imprisonment of term upto five years and/or upto 10,000/- fine. The Kerala Cabinet has also decided to recommend to the Governor to promulgate an ordinance in this regard. A new Section 118A will be added to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginKerala Government has decided to amend the Police Act to include intimidation, defamation, or insulting of any person through social media as an offence punishable with imprisonment of term upto five years and/or upto 10,000/- fine. The Kerala Cabinet has also decided to recommend to the Governor to promulgate an ordinance in this regard. A new Section 118A will be added to the Kerala Police Act.The Government, in a press release, said that it is concerned about the increasing incidents of crimes perpetrated through social media. The existing laws are found to be insufficient to deal with such crimes, especially after the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and Section 118(d) of Kerala Police Act. The Government also took note of the observations made by Kerala High Court in an order passed in May, this year. While disposing a bail application, Justice PV Kunhikrishnan had opined that he State has to legislate appropriate enactments to curtail the social media war. The Court had observed thus while considering the bail application of a female anchor of an online news channel.Assaulting of a man who had published a YouTube video with vulgar comments about women by dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and two other women – Diya Sana and Sreelakshmi Arackal – had generated a huge controversy in the state. Shreya Singhal Judgment & Section 118(d)As per Section 118(d), any person who causes annoyance to any person in an indecent manner by statements or verbal or comments or telephone calls or calls of any type or by chasing or sending messages or mails by any means; shall, on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine not exceeding ten thousand rupees or with both. In Shreya Singhal judgment, the Supreme Court had held that Section 118(d) also violated Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. The offence of ‘causing annoyance in an indecent manner’ suffers from the same type of vagueness and overbreadth, the court had observed while striking down this provision as unconstitutional. The court had, however, rejected the challenge against the provision on the ground of legislative incompetence. The penalty created for causing annoyance in an indecent manner in pith and substance would fall within Entry 1 List III which speaks of criminal law and would thus be within the competence of the State Legislature in any case, it had said. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Man pleads guilty to handling stolen livestock in Milford

first_img By News Highland – October 18, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest A man has pleaded guilty to 35 counts of handling stolen livestock in the Milford area.He had been charged in connection with sheep stealing in September and appeared before Letterkenny District court yesterday.The man was convicted and received a 3 month prison sentence suspended for 2 years.Gardai have estimated that costs incurred by An Garda Síochána at Milford was €3,300 and the Department of Agriculture – €6,427 in their joint investigation for DNA sampling and other matters.The injured party, a farmer from the Milford area was also awarded €250 compensation for veterinary fees that he had accumulated after his lambs were stolen.The total cost awarded against the convicted male was €9,977.Gardaí have returned the livestock to the injured party and have thanked the local farming community for their assistance in this latest investigation. Facebookcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleCasey comes under fire from rivals over comments on TravellersNext articleDonegal Championship Final Preview – The Managers: Mervyn O’Donnell & Martin Regan News Highland Man pleads guilty to handling stolen livestock in Milford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Man convicted of rape and murder in the ’90s set to be exonerated thanks to genetic genealogy

first_imgZinkevych/iStock(IDAHO FALLS, Idaho) — In the 1990s, Christopher Tapp was sent to prison for the rape and murder of Idaho teen Angie Dodge.Despite his DNA not matching evidence found at the crime scene, he was still convicted based on the theory that multiple people were involved in the crime.On Wednesday, after decades of proclaiming his innocence and claiming his confession was coerced, Tapp may finally be exonerated due to the novel DNA technique of genetic genealogy, which was used to find identify a new suspect in Dodge’s murder.“It’s hard for me to fathom or believe it still,” Tapp told ABC News. “For me it’s just the disappointment I’ve received over the last 22.5 years…. I just didn’t know what was gonna happen, if the state or the judge or anybody would do the right thing.”Mystery DNA and a coerced confessionThe case dates back to June 13, 1996, when 18-year-old Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho Falls apartment.Semen and hair was collected at the scene and DNA testing showed they belonged to the same suspect, according to the Idaho Falls Police. Detectives canvassed the neighborhood in their search for the killer, but to no avail.In January 1997, Tapp, then a 20-year-old living in Idaho Falls, confessed to being involved in the rape and murder, according to authorities.His DNA didn’t match the semen and hair samples but police said “an existing theory was that multiple people were involved and Tapp was suspected to have been one of those people.”Tapp — a “kid” “scared for his life” — sat through nine interrogations, his attorney, John Thomas, told ABC News.“Tapp’s confession matched details from the crime scene and included assertions that he had not acted alone,” said police. “Based on his confessions, knowledge of the crime, and other facts that supported a theory that multiple people had been involved in the rape and murder, Tapp was convicted in 1998 by a jury.”No information from Tapp — who is now 43 — led to more arrests or the person who left behind DNA, police added.A proclamation of innocenceIn 2001, Tapp said his confession was coerced and that he was innocent, but Idaho’s supreme court affirmed the conviction, police said. The Idaho Innocence Project took up Tapp’s case as one of their first and pushed for his exoneration.Tapp filed several petitions for post-conviction relief over the years, and in 2017, while a petition was pending, he made a plea deal to amend his sentence.To secure the deal, Thomas presented new DNA evidence and argued that Tapp’s confession was coerced.In 1997, after being “coerced and pressured” by investigators, Tapp told police he held Dodge down by her wrists during the rape and murder, Thomas said. Dodge’s hands were swabbed for DNA but were not tested until 2016; that test found DNA was only present from Dodge and the killer — not Tapp, said Thomas. It was unclear why the evidence wasn’t tested at the time.In the 2017 deal, the rape conviction was vacated, Tapp’s murder sentence was reduced to time served and he was freed, said Thomas.New technology finds a new suspectIdaho Falls police say the search for the mystery suspect who left DNA at the crime scene never stopped in the years after Dodge’s killing.In November 2018, police turned to genetic genealogy.Genetic genealogy — a novel technique that compares unknown DNA evidence to public genetic databases to identify suspects through their family members — has been called a “game-changer” in the effort to crack cold cases.Since the arrest of the suspected “Golden State Killer” in April 2018, about 70 suspects have been identified through the technology, according to CeCe Moore, the chief genealogist at Parabon NanoLabs, which investigated the Dodge murder among others.Moore, who also appeared as an expert in ABC News “20/20” episodes, said she started building family trees of people who shared DNA with the unknown suspect and with each other, and found where those intersected in one marriage. She was spurred on by Dodge’s mother who inspired her to push thru this case even though it was so difficult.“I knew the suspect had to be a descendant of that marriage, so I narrowed it down to six men who were descendants of that couple. And five of the six on that list lived over 1,000 miles away, didn’t have any connection to Idaho that we could find. One of them did live in Idaho,” Moore told ABC News.In February, investigators surveilled the man who lived in Idaho, obtaining a wad of discarded chewing tobacco from him, said police.That man not only was not a match to the DNA at the crime scene, but he was also found not to be close relative to the suspect, Moore said.While Moore felt like she “was back to square one,” she said she also was “aware of the fact there could be a missing descendant.”Moore remembered that one of the men in the family had gotten married early and then divorced. While there didn’t appear to be a child from the marriage, she thought it was possible that a child was born shortly after they separated.“I went back to my research and tried to find what happened to that woman… we finally found her by finding her mother’s obituary, which listed her current name and listed a son,” Moore said.It turns out Moore’s hunch was correct — that son was from the first marriage but carried his stepfather’s last name — Dripps.In May, detectives went to Caldwell, Idaho, to investigate Brian Dripps Sr.Investigators recovered a cigarette butt Dripps threw out of his car window — and the DNA on the cigarette butt was found to be a match to the semen and hair at the crime scene, police said.As it turned out, Dripps lived across the street from Dodge when she was killed. Detectives even spoke to him five days after the slaying during a neighborhood canvass, police said.But he moved away from Idaho Falls the year of the murder, police said.Dripps, 53, was arrested on May 15 and charged with Dodge’s murder and rape, police said. In a police interview, once confronted with the DNA evidence, he admitted to the crime and said he went into Dodge’s apartment alone.Dripps has not entered a plea and his attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. He has a motion hearing set for Thursday and a preliminary hearing on Aug. 7.Also, in May of this year, a key witness in the case reportedly recanted her testimony, according to the Post-Register newspaper.‘The power of genetic genealogy’Tapp, who was released from prison in 2017, is married and working at a local plastic bag factory, his lawyer said.“He’s doing well,” his lawyer, Thomas told ABC News on Tuesday, but getting back his family’s name will mean a lot to him.“It is a huge thing for him and his mom. They’re the last two Tapps of his particular line,” he said. “He hasn’t had any children. He’s an only child for his mom.”On Wednesday afternoon, a judge is expected to approve prosecutors’ motion for post-conviction relief, making Tapp the first person to be exonerated for murder thanks to genetic genealogy, said Moore.Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Clark believes there’s clear and convincing evidence of Tapp’s innocence.Tapp was accused of helping with the murder, not being the sole killer, and Clark says investigators believe Dripps’ alleged confession was to acting alone.Ethically “my obligation is to remedy that conviction,” Clark told ABC News before the hearing. “That’s a very sobering thing to be involved in, no doubt.”Moore called Tapp’s case a highlight of her career.“I’m more excited and exhilarated about this than I think anything else. It’s just such an incredible feeling to be a part of clearing an innocent man’s name,” she said.Moore believes genetic genealogy will help with more exonerations going forward.“There’s been so much focus put on arresting the violent criminals — which is very important — but I always thought there wasn’t enough attention put on the fact that when we do that, we’re clearing a lot of other potential persons of interest, or even suspects,” Moore said.“So it’s been less formal with all the other cases, but there are many other cases where people’s names have been cleared thanks to genetic genealogy, people who have carried burdens for years,” she said. “So I think this is very important to demonstrate the power of genetic genealogy, not just to convict people, but also to exonerate.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Stallions lose in final seconds to San Diego

first_imgMarch 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Stallions lose in final seconds to San Diego Tags: Alliance of American Football/Salt Lake Stallions The Stallions look to bounce back this coming Saturday at home against Memphis. Written by Donny Hageman nailed a 44-yard field goal for San Diego as time expired.  center_img Josh Woodrum threw for 380 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in defeat.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Salt Lake Stallions sit at 1-and-4 following a 27-25 road loss at the San Diego Fleet on Saturday.  Robert Lovelllast_img

Polanski with a twist

first_imgOliver Twist. Cinema has already been there, done that. Many times, in fact. You’ve probably already got the t-shirt. Yet the last cinematic attempt was in 1968, so perhaps we cannot blame Polanski for wanting to attempt a remake of one of Dickens’ best-loved novels.For a film director attempting a modern remake of a classic, ambition and bravery are prerequisites to the task, working in fear of negative comparisons to the masterpieces that have already gone before. The last time we heard of Polanski, he was winning awards for The Pianist (2002), a story of suffering, pain, but above all survival. It is clear why Oliver Twist, concentrating on the hardships and misadventures of a young orphaned boy who finds himself a misfit in society, was an obvious next choice. Charles Dickens was a champion of the underdog. So, it seems, is Polanski.His aim is not to achieve realism with this adaptation; quite the opposite, which he attains from the surprising amounts of humour. Polanski has discovered the seemingly comfortable juxtaposition of the gritty truth with unexpected hilarity within the novel, and conveys this with style to the screen. As part of the gritty truth, one shot shows a streetwise, fearless, swaggering Artful Dodger strolling alongside a bewildered Oliver. For the unexpected hilarity, the next time we see them out on the filthy streets of a polluted London together, they both share the same savvy expression. Before you know it a smile – albeit small – has crept across your face, as you recognise the swift, if not entirely seamless, transition from workhouse boy to pickpocket in the making.The film works primarily through its desire to elicit the latent humour, often forgotten, from the larger-than-life characters, with the emphasis on their amusing eccentricities. Polanski seems keen for his audience to realise that besides being a great social realist, Dickens was also an enchanting entertainer.The movie is also oddly unemotional, except for a remarkable closing scene of forgiveness and reconciliation between Oliver and the iconic, if ambiguous, figure of Fagin. The Fagin that the audience is introduced to is the Fagin that Oliver knows, loves, and hates; one moment playing the elderly joker, the next looming over him, wildly brandishing a knife and holding it dangerously close to the boy’s throat. Sir Ben Kingsley creates a personality which is devious and corrupting, but heartbreakingly likeable, immersing the ending of the film in torrents of pathos.In Polanski’s world, everything is simple. The good guys are good, and the bad guys are bad. Shit happens, but that’s just the way it is. Some may think this approach too simple, too clean-cut. The result, however, is not one-dimensional, but a chance for children to enjoy the classic novel. As Polanski says himself, his film is “above all a tale for a young audience”.That is not to say that Oliver Twist has no appeal for an older crowd. The film transports us back to Victorian England, a time period instantly captivating both in literary and visual dimensions. Dickens’ London is a thrilling city, rich in sweeping images and sordid details, which has captured the world’s imagination and is brought to life on the screen here. Polanski used Gustave Doré’s original Victorian prints to recreate the London Dickens knew. The result is top-hat clad men silhoetted ominously against smoky street-corners, and it will take your breath away.Nor has Polanski purposefully neglected the darkness of the Dickensian universe. When the film wants to be sinister, it can be chillingly so. Polanski knows full well the compelling power of the audience’s imagination to create fear for themselves, and never forgets the useful mantra of less being more. This shines through during the scene of Nancy’s death: a splatter of blood flying across the kitchen table is far more chilling and horrific than a graphic, brutal murder scene could ever have been.This is a beautifully visual, enchantingly warm remake of an old favourite. After leaving the cinema, you’ll feel like approaching Polanski as Oliver once approached his orphanage cook, and tremblingly ask: “Please, sir, I want some more”.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005last_img read more