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Poll: Does Joey Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR?

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Mmmmmmm…pie

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Confession time… I love to bake pies but I hate making crust. If I bring a pie, my little dark secret is that the crust either came from Pillsbury, Marie Callender or Pies from The Heart. Our family loves fresh strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry and cherry. What’s your favorite? A few years back, Schwans’ Consumer Brands (a.k.a. Mrs. Smith’s) did a pie survey. When asked what are your top three favorite kinds of pie, the 2011 survey said in descending order: apple, pumpkin, chocolate crème, cherry, apple crumb, pecan, lemon meringue, blueberry and peach.Pie has some interesting history. The American Pie Council states that the word pie appeared in the Oxford dictionary in the 14th century, but pie goes back as far as ancient Egyptians. The first pies were often cooked in an inedible “crust” and were primarily just used to hold the filling in as it baked. The first published recipe was for a rye crusted goat cheese and honey pie by the Romans. Early pies in 12th century England were made in “coffyns” that were more crust than pie, were mainly meat pies and often had legs sticking over the edge to use as a handle as well.Fruit pies or pastries first appeared toward the end of 1500s. Early American pies were baked in long narrow pans often referred to as “coffins” as their English ancestors. These coffins were similar to those first pies, in that they often were not eaten. Thank goodness by the American Revolution they decided to rename the coffins, crust! I don’t think that pie would have progressed into the American pop culture and trendy dessert of today if they were still referred to as coffins. Pies have even played major roles in movies such as American Pie, Shane, Blazing Saddles, Waitress and Labor Day. And, you may want to check out my favorite pie scene in a movie — the chocolate pie scene in The Help.The art of pie baking is often passed from generation to generation. No one knows this better than Cindy Kaelber, with Pies from The Heart. She has been baking pies for over 30 years and got her first taste of pie baking with her grandmother. Her grandmother learned when her (mother-in-law) Grandma Millie shared the love with her. Cindy said her grandmother’s pies were fantastic. She made pies at a large Columbus restaurant and later made fresh pies every week for family dinners after church.Cindy has continued to share her art with her own daughter-in-law, Kym, also a partner in Pies from The Heart, and her grandchildren. Cherry pie has a special place in Cindy’s heart because it was the first pie she learned to make in junior high and it was also her Grandfather’s favorite. Her family’s favorite is a brown sugar crème pie she used to make when her family milked Jerseys.Pies from The Heart debuted at Leeds pumpkin farm in 2004. Fan favorites include buckeye, apple and mixed berry along with more than 10 flavors such as key lime and chocolate crème can be special ordered or sampled on fall weekends at the Leeds farm. Pies from The Heart bakes 700 to 800 pies every year.Cindy’s three secrets to pie baking:1. Keep the crust ingredients as cold as possible2. Don’t overmix (and I add a little salt)3. Always use fresh ingredients.Every day, anytime, is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a slice of pie whether you eat it cold, warm, á la mode, breakfast, lunch or dinner. As if we needed more reasons to eat pie, special pie eating occasions occur in February (National Pie month), Jan. 23 (National Pie Day), Feb. 20, (National Cherry Pie Day, of course because of George Washington) or even National Pi () day on March 14. On your next pie holiday be sure to enjoy a slice and share an American icon with a friend, coworker or “hometown hero.”Eat well and healthy!Shelly Cindy & Grandma’s Pie Crust Recipe Pies from the Heart, Cindy Kaelber4 cups flour1 Tbsp. salt2 cups Crisco (when we farmed, I used lard!)1 ½ cups cold water (w ice)1 egg Cut Crisco or lard into flour/salt mixture until pea sized pieces. Mix egg with water (remove the ice). Pour over mixture and mix until dough forms. Don’t over mix. Cindy Crawford’s Strawberry-Rhubarb PieThis recipe, originally from Saveur magazine, is one that supermodel Cindy Crawford makes in her Malibu home all the time…and it’s one of her husband Rande’s favorite things.  2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt2/3 cup vegetable oil6 tablespoons cold milk1 1/4 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon cinnamon3 cups halved strawberries2 cups thinly sliced rhubarb2 tablespoons butter, cut up2 teaspoons milk  To make crust, preheat oven to 400°. Mix flour and salt. Measure oil and milk together—don’t stir. Add to flour. Make crust on wax paper. To make filling, mix sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add fruit, stirring to coat. Can set aside in fridge and then drain later. Note: If adding blueberry or peach, add lemon zest. Fill crust with filling. Scatter butter. Add top crust. Pinch edges and ventilate the top. Brush with milk. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake on cookie sheet for 50 minutes. Can cover edge with tinfoil if cooking too fast. Allow to cool 1 hour before serving.  Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie Southern Living Mama’s Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie takes a little more time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.  1/2 cup butter2 medium leeks, sliced 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 (14.5-oz.) can chicken broth 3 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 1/2 cups frozen cubed hash browns with onions and peppers 1 cup matchstick carrots 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts Vegetable cooking spray  Preheat oven to 375˚. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add leeks, and sauté 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over leeks, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth, and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients.Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; spoon chicken mixture into piecrust. Place remaining piecrust over filling; fold edges under, sealing to bottom crust, and crimp. Cut 4 to 5 slits in top of pie for steam to escape. Place pie on a jelly-roll pan.Bake at 375° on lower oven rack 50 minutes. Coat top of pie with cooking spray, and bake 5 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Remove from oven, and let stand 15 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings. Butterscotch Pie Paula Deen 1 1/2 cups brown sugar1/2 cup all-purpose flour1 tablespoon cornstarch1/2 teaspoon salt4 cups milk2 egg yolks, lightly beaten2 tablespoons butter2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 (9-inch) pre-baked pie shell2 Tbsp. butterscotch bits, optional1 cup heavy cream1/4 cup powdered sugar  In a large saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Slowly add milk, constantly stirring until it thickens.In a separate bowl temper 2 egg yolks by whisking in a small amount of hot mixture to bowl. Whisk in the eggs and add the butter and vanilla. Allow to cook for a few minutes.Pour into a dish and refrigerate, allowing to cool. When ready, fill pie shell with butterscotch mixture.Whipped Cream: Using a hand mixer, whip together the heavy cream and sugar until light and fluffy. Cover butterscotch pie with whipped cream and garnish with butterscotch morsels.last_img read more

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Avian influenza detected in Alaska

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey is encouraging poultry owners to ensure they are following recommended biosecurity practices after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that a highly contagious strain of avian influenza was detected in wild birds in Alaska. No other recent cases have been identified in the country.“While this finding is not cause for any immediate concern, it is a good reminder for poultry owners to develop and employ a strong biosecurity program on their farm, regardless of their size or production model,” Forshey said. “This will help them protect their flocks from this influenza as well as other diseases that can affect their birds.”Good biosecurity practices for poultry owners include the following:Monitor flocks for unusual signs of illness such as “snicking” (sneezing,) a 1% or more decrease in egg production, or an increase in mortality. Other signs to look for are wheezing, lethargy, and depression.Practice personal biosecurity and avoid contact with sick/dead poultry or wildlife. If contact occurs, wash your hands with soap and water and change clothing before having any contact with healthy domestic poultry and birds.Keep unauthorized visitors from having contact with poultry, a good practice whether there is a disease threat or not. Authorized persons should be required to wear protective clothing and shoes before entering a commercial poultry house.Avoid contact between your birds and wild birds whenever possible due to the likely migratory nature of this influenza. These virus strains can travel in wild birds without them appearing sick.Clean and disinfect farm vehicles or equipment before moving them on and off your property.Sick birds or unusual bird deaths should also be immediately reported to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health at 1-614-728-6220 or through USDA APHIS’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593. Additional information on biosecurity from USDA APHIS for backyard flocks can be found at http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov or by visiting www.ohioagriculture.gov.The Ohio Department of Agriculture works closely with the state’s poultry producers and USDA APHIS to closely monitor the health of poultry in the state. Detailed plans and protocols are in place to allow for a quick and coordinated response in the event of an avian influenza detection in Ohio.last_img read more

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How To Watch President Obama’s 2013 State Of The Union Address Online

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Unless you’re Tim Cook, you probably don’t have a front row seat lined up for President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday night. That’s okay though, because the ever-more-interactive speech is best experienced online, where it will be accompanied by more context and conversation than in any other medium. When it comes to tuning in online, this won’t be anything like the Summer Olympics. There will be plenty of free livestreaming options across a variety of devices, as well as any number of social chats, on-camera analyses and interactive features from media outlets, journalists and the White House itself. Livestreaming The State Of The Union AddressThe White House will not only be live-streaming President Obama’s speech Tuesday night, but it will be displaying relevant charts and data in sync with whatever the President happens to be talking about. The White House’s “enhanced livestream” begins at 9pm Eastern Time (6pm Pacific Time) and will be followed by a live panel discussion with policy experts. All of this will be available on the White House’s website, as well as its official iOS and Android apps. If the White House stream freezes up right as your SOTU drinking game is just getting rowdy, you can always jump over to C-SPAN.com, which will be streaming the speech as well. On C-SPAN, you can also compare Obama’s fourth State of the Union with archived addresses from the past. The C-SPAN folks have written transcripts dating back to Franklin Delano Roosevelet and archived videos as far back as Ronald Reagan’s fourth State of the Union address in 1984. For even more historical analysis, check out Al Jazeera’s interactive tool comparing Obama’s past State of the Union speeches. And if all of those options aren’t enough, CNN, Wall Street Journal, YouTube and HuffPost Live will also be live streaming the speech. The State Of The Union Is… InteractiveThese days, it’s pretty much a given that any big news or entertainment event is the “most interactive” instance of that event that’s ever happened. That’s what progress is all about.The State of the Union is no exception, and not just because people are increasingly connected and more prone to live-tweet TV events in general. The famously tech-savvy Obama administration has been proactive about baking interactive elements into the speech and encouraging online participation. On Twitter, the White House has officially endorsed the #SOTU hashtag and is encouraging users to use #WHChat to submit questions to on-air policy experts after Obama’s speech. The administration will also be actively maintaining conversations with citizens on Facebook and Google+. Meanwhile, Republicans will be live-critiquing Obama’s speech on the official GOP website and encouraging rank-and-file conservatives to do the same over various social channels. Media outlets are running their own interactive features during the speech as well. Huffpost Live, for example, will be doing its usual thing, live-streaming the speech and post-speech reactions while inviting viewers to join on-air discussions and live chats.  Tags:#Barack Obama#cord cutters#livestreaming#online video#politics#television center_img Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Adobe Creative Cloud Subscribers Reach an All Time High

first_imgSubscription based licenses continue to grow in popularity despite initial criticism.Executives at Adobe Systems have stated that subscriptions to the Creative Cloud have reached an all-time high at 1.8 million. With an increase of over 405,000, the first quarter of 2014 has also proven to be the fastest growing quarter for subscribers since the Creative Cloud was released in 2012. The company is also reporting more revenue than ever and expecting an equally successful amount of growth throughout 2014.As stated in 2013, Adobe plans to completely shutdown their perpetual software licenses and move to subscription-only licenses.This news comes at a time when perpetual license software vs. subscription based licensing is battling for the market. In a recent conference call with investors Adobe CFO Mark Garrett stated “We will soon end general availability of CS6 perpetual licensing in the channel. This decision is consistent with our comments last December, when we stated we expected no material revenue from perpetual licensing of CS6 in the second half of fiscal 2014.”Adobe also stated that they plan on launching an exciting new offering to their creative cloud subscribers which should be released later this year. The offering is expected to be “so strong that CS6 will look longer in the tooth” says Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.Although subscription based downloads seem to make it cheaper and easier for creatives to get the latest software, there has been serious pushback from some in the industry (FCPX and Avid lovers, for instance). But one thing is for sure, If Adobe keeps growing as fast as they are now, Apple and Avid will have to make a significant counteroffer.What do you think about Adobe getting rid of perpetual licenses?Do you like the Creative Cloud? Share thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

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Solid Bright outing lifts Maroons; DOMC stuns Knights

first_imgWhile Racela reunion at TNT is a dream, Jose ready to play for any team Ritchie Villaruz, a former San Beda player, also powered the Diliman-based squad with 17 points.Taane Samuel, the Kiwi import set to suit up for La Salle after Ben Mbala’s graduation next season, paced the Archers with 13 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDe Ocampo Memorial College and National University’s juniors squad also pulled off upsets in separate games.Behind Jonard Clarito, the DOMC Cobras rallied past Letran Team B for an 81-75 stunner. Clarito fueled the Cobras’ fourth-quarter outburst to finish with 19 points on top of six rebounds and six assists.NU’s juniors squad, meanwhile, slipped past their seniors Team B counterpart, 82-79.Miguel Oczon exploded for 32 points and national youth team member Rhayyan Amsali added 17 for the Bullpups, who joined the tournament as buildup for the UAAP juniors competition starting November.Shaun Ildefonso paced the Bulldogs with 21 points.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBright Akhuetie delivered another solid performance as University of the Philippines crushed La Salle Team B, 55-36, in the 25-under division of the Milcu Sports Basketball Presents Got Skills Premier League recently at Lyceum Gym.Akhuetie, the 6-foot-7 Nigerian serving residency for the Maroons, dropped 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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With Ginebra on top, Cone aware of how tough it is to be no. 1

first_imgGinebra head coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s not often that Tim Cone-mentored teams get to the top of the standings.But when the opportunity presents itself, the two-time Grand Slam-winning champion shared that he won’t shy away from grabbing the pole position.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES “It’s nice to be the number one seed, but there will always be expectations that comes with being the number one seed. It’s something we have to battle and make sure we don’t put too much pressure on ourselves and don’t live up to the expectations, just do the things that we know we can do to be successful. That’s the goal at this point,” he said.READ: Brownlee praises Ginebra’s character in win over SMB Cone has had his fair shares of ups and downs when it comes to being the number one, much like Ginebra’s history.The multi-titled Mentor led B-Meg to the top-seed of the 2012 Philippine Cup, just to be stunned by the eighth-seed Powerade, led by Gary David, JVee Casio, and Marcio Lassiter, in the quarterfinals.But the last time a team of Cone paced an import-laden conference, Alaska was able to snare a championship with Devin Davis in the 1998 Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It’s a Game 1 NBA All-Star Nightmare Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “It’s never been a real concern being number one. I never felt that. If it’s available, you go for it, but if it’s not, it’s not something we go for at all costs. I’ve not been number one many times in my career,” said Cone, who is usually content on keeping his teams in the middle of the pack.READ: Brownlee stars as Ginebra snares top seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, a rare opportunity came for Cone on Friday as Ginebra snared the number one seed with a 9-2 record after a 94-80 thumping of Mahindra in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Though the veteran mentor relished the twice-to-beat incentive that comes along with being number, he knows that there are also risks involved. The no. 1. Gin Kings, meanwhile, were booted out in seven games in the semifinals of the Grand Slam-seeking San Mig Coffee, incidentally coached by Cone, in the 2014 Philippine Cup.But it had been 20 years since the franchise grabbed the top seed of a reinforced conference, when Chris King helped the then-Gordon’s Gin cop the 1997 Commissioner’s Cup against no less than the Cone-coached Alaska Milkmen.“Blast from the past, right?,” Cone said with a smile as he reminisced the old days. “It shows how tough it is to be number one. San Miguel makes it seem so easy every conference, but it’s not.”Cone, though, believes that the top spot is something that belongs to Ginebra especially with the way it played this conference.“Like I told my guys, we deserve to be number one. We beat all the top teams and now, we should take advantage of it. But we can’t play on everybody’s expectations and we have to play to our own. Our expectations should be on the right way, the next play you do,” he said.Still, you can’t blame Cone for being wary of the next challenge as the Gin Kings await the winner of the eighth-place playoff between Alaska and GlobalPort.“If we play Alaska, it will be the third straight quarterfinals we had against Alaska. They’re an incredibly dangerous team and when they got things going well, they’re very, very good. Also, the other choice is (Terrence) Romeo and (Stanley) Pringle and it’s an incredible challenge staying with those guys,” he said.“We got our work cut out for us. We’re the number one seed, we got twice to beat, but there’s still tough teams out there that we have to beat in the quarterfinals.” Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Former Test opener Jamshed banned for ten years over spot-fixing

first_imgLahore, Aug 17 (AFP) Pakistan cricket banned former Test opener Nasir Jamshed for ten years today on multiple charges of spot fixing, wrapping up a 16-month investigation into a wide-ranging scandal that rocked the Pakistan Super League. Jamshed, 28, is the sixth player to be banned following the scandal that tainted the Twenty20 tournament in only its second year, and was described by cricket authorities as its lynchpin. “Today’s decision against Jamshed wraps up the fixing saga and the tribunal has banned him for ten years on multiple charges,” said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi in footage shared by the PCB on Twitter. Spot-fixing refers to illegal activity in a sport where a specific part of a game is fixed, unlike match-fixing, where the whole result is fixed. Jamshed was first banned for 12 months in December last year after he was found guilty of non-cooperation with the tribunal investigating allegations of spot-fixing. This year, he faced five further charges related to fixing, all of which were proven said Rizvi, who said it was “a matter of sadness that another player has spoiled his career.” Swashbuckling opener Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, and Nasir Jamshed have also been given bans of varying lengths. Regarded as a talented left-hander, Jamshed played two Tests, 48 one-day and 18 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan. He hit three consecutive one-day hundreds against India in 2012. His career nosedived during the 2015 World Cup where he was found overweight and mocked at during fielding, managing just five runs in three matches.advertisement Jamshed and his lawyer Hasan Warraich had rejected the charges.Rizvi said Jamshed will not be allowed to hold any office even after the ban expires. “His name will be put on the list of avoided people,” he said. (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more

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Robin Thicke Common and Nile Rodgers to Perform at Legacy of Hope

first_imgThe Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to support the building of the Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, announces a streamed concert and worldwide media event to take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.Robin Thicke, Common and Nile Rodgers to Perform at the Legacy of Hope Foundation ConcertArtists Robin Thicke, Common, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and South African musical legend Jonathan Butler are performing, with more to be announced.Tickets to the show will go on sale Monday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online by visiting BarclaysCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Tuesday, June 30 at noon (if tickets are still available).Artists and celebrities will join together celebrating Nelson Mandela’s love of children and his wish to create the NMCH. The NMCH will be only the 5th dedicated children’s hospital on the entire continent of Africa, home to 450 million children. This event will be streamed live worldwide, enabling people across the globe to support healthcare reform for children through micro-donations.Concert performances will be streamed in real time through the Legacy of Hope website. Tickets for the live stream are available now here. There will also be a VIP option, allowing viewers to have access to an exclusive stream of the special VIP room as well as the rest of the concert. The audience in the VIP room will be children from selected charities from the five boroughs, as children are always the VIPs of this valued campaign. This section will feature backstage performances, interviews, special content, and features from artists and presenters before they take the stage.The NMCH will provide access to high-quality medical care for the children of Southern Africa, regardless of their ability to pay. This facility will have a profound, transformative effect on healthcare in the region.The Legacy of Hope Honorary Board consists of Ruby Bridges, Christy Turlington Burns, Ed Burns, Viola Davis, Dame Judi Dench, Arun Gandhi, Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Katherine Heigl, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Larry King, Sir Ben Kingsley, Salma Hayek Pinault, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Octavia Spencer, Charlize Theron, Ben Vereen, Barbara Walters, Elie and Marion Wiesel, Princess Dalal Al-Saud, and the late Dr. Maya Angelou.last_img read more

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US serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler linked to 3 Highway of Tears

first_imgDo you remember this man? Bobby Jack Fowler may be linked to seven other Highway of Tears cases.By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsThe RCMP said Tuesday investigators had linked at least three “Highway of Tears” murders to a U.S. serial killer who died from lung cancer in 2006 while serving time in an Oregon prison.Investigators with the RCMP’s Project E-PANA, the British Columbia-based task force probing Highway of Tears cold cases, said Bobby Jack Fowler murdered a 16 year-old girl and was strongly suspected of killing two 19 year-olds in the province during the 1970s.The investigators said they suspected Fowler could also be linked to seven other case involving murders and disappearances of women from Highways 97, 16 and 5, in the B.C. interior between Prince George and Prince Rupert.The Highway of Tears investigation is focusing on a total of 18 cases ranging from 1969 to 2006 which are all linked by their close proximity to the three highways. The cases involve 13 murders and five missing women investigations. The majority of the cases involve First Nations women.The RCMP said a second serial killer may also be responsible for some of the murders. Investigators have identified three suspects in connection with three murders. In at least two of the cases the RCMP believes the linked suspects killed only once.It took a world first in police investigations for the RCMP to link Fowler with the 1974 murder of Colleen MacMillen, a 16 year-old from Lac La Hache, B.C.MacMillen was last seen hitchhiking on Hwy 97 on Aug. 9, 1974. She was later found murdered off a logging road about 46 kilometres south from her last known location.Earlier this year, as a result of new DNA identification technology, the RCMP submitted the DNA of an unknown male that had been isolated in MacMillen’s case to Interpol’s foreign DNA database. On May 3, Oregon State Police made a match, the oldest DNA match in history.The RCMP also believes that Fowler is linked to the 1973 murder of Gale West, 19, and the killing of Pamela Darlington, 19, that same year. He was known to travel Hwy 16.“These are just two of the cases we are looking for connections to, but we are fully open to the possibility that Fowler committed other violent offences against women that may or may not have been reported to police,” said Ins. Gary Shinkaruk, officer in charge of the B.C. RCMP Major Crime, Special Projects Unit.The RCMP, however, would not reveal how Fowler killed his victims.Fowler died at age 66 in prison while serving time for the 1995 kidnapping and attempted rape of a woman who fled from his grasp by jumping out a second floor window at the Tides Inn Motel in Newport, Oregon, naked, with a rope tied to her ankle.Oregon authorities have linked Fowler to at least four unsolved murders of teen girls.A drifter, who did odd jobs, drove old cars into the ground and moved between U.S. states and across the international border, Fowler had an extensive, violent criminal history in the U.S. but left barely a trace during his time in Canada.Shinkaruk said the U.S.-born Fowler had criminal convictions spanning several states that included attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, sexual assault, arson, kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.Fowler had a deceptively charming and disarming personality which could darken on a moment’s notice and would then become extremely aggressive and violent with often deadly aims. He often acted under the twisted belief that women who hitchhiked, went to taverns or bars desired to be violently sexually assaulted.“A number of living victims that provided information to us…that is disturbing and graphic in nature,” said Shinkaruk. “Some living individuals stated that his intention was to actually kill them.”The RCMP teamed up with the F.B.I., 31 law enforcement agencies and 11 state correctional departments, in the investigation into Fowler that led all the way to Texas where he once killed a man in 1970 but escaped conviction on the death.The RCMP interviewed Fowler’s family in the U.S., who suspected him of murdering one of their own, associates and cell mates in hopes of uncovering bits of information that would shed light on the killer’s time in Canada.RCMP investigators managed to create a timeline for Fowler’s movement spanning the last 40 years, but still faced extensive gaps from his time in B.C..“Our challenge had been determining with certainty Fowler’s history here in British Columbia,” said Shinkaruk.Despite his vicious criminal history in the U.S., there is no trace of Fowler in Canadian police databases. Investigators uncovered that he worked for Prince George roofing company, Happy’s Roofing, in 1974. The company’s records now no longer exist.Shinkaruk said the RCMP was releasing photos of Fowler and a video in hopes of stirring the memories of residents in the area.“We believe there are people out there who employed Fowler, worked with him, socialized with him or even waited on him while he was in British Columbia,” he said. “We are asking you to think back to the 70s, 80s and 90s, and your own memories of that time period, then have a look at his photos and please call us with any information you have about him.”Shawn MacMillan, Colleen MacMillan’s brother, said news that the RCMP finally found his sister’s killer was bitter-sweet at best.The RCMP is also exploring whether Fowler travelled in the neighbouring province of Alberta or up in the Yukon or Northwest Territories.“It has been a long wait for answers and though as a somewhat unsatisfactory result because this individual won’t stand trial for what he did, we are comforted by the fact that he was in prison when he died and he can’t hurt anyone else,” said Shawn MacMillan. “Colleen was a lovely, sweet 16 year-old kid and there are no words to express how terribly she was robbed.”jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

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