Body camera footage shows monkey clinging to its owner as he’s arrested for allegedly stealing a car

first_imgABC News(PASCO COUNTY, Fla.) — Police in Florida proved that there’s no monkeying around when it comes to stolen cars.Deputies from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office pulled over 23-year-old Florida resident Cody Hession on Friday after he drove a vehicle he allegedly stole into a ditch, authorities said.The deputies were not expecting to have to also take Hession’s pet Capachin monkey into custody when they made the arrest, according to sheriff’s office.Body camera footage from one of the deputies shed light into the close relationship Hession shares with his monkey, a male named Monk.As the video begins, Hession who is already handcuffed in the back of a squad car, exits the vehicle as the monkey, who is wearing a diaper, clings to the front of his shirt.Deputies then inform Hession that since he doesn’t have a permit to own the monkey, they’re going to have to take it to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Coast.During the encounter, Monk wraps himself around the back of Hession’s neck, resting his head on Hession’s shoulder.Hession explains that he got Monk from a breeder in South Carolina, claiming that a permit is not required to own the monkey there. He has had Monk for more than three years and has recently moved back to Florida, he said.The monkey even stays in place as Hession — still handcuffed — walks to the back of the deputy’s truck as the leash drags behind them.The deputies then take the handcuff off of him so Hession can sign paperwork and bid farewell to his pet.“Do you paperwork, say your goodbyes,” the deputy instructs Hession.Hession then hugs the monkey and scratches its neck and back to comfort it.Before the deputies place Monk in a carrier, Hession takes the diaper off and gives him a kiss.One deputy places a call and tells the person on the other end that they are placing the monkey in the carrier, describing the animal as “pretty friendly,” and the video ends as the handcuffs are being placed back on Hession.Hession could face additional charges for not having a permit to own the monkey, according to the sheriff’s office.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Online recruitment keeps firm ahead

first_imgOnline recruitment keeps firm aheadOn 23 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today The new screening process has led to an increase in theproportion of graduate applicants accepting job offers from 50 per cent to 90per cent. The online application uses a psychometric questionnaire anda 20-minute numerical test to find the type of graduate the company wants,while automatically rejecting unsuccessful applicants. Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has dramatically cut thecost of recruiting graduates after the introduction of an online assessmentsystem. HR director Jon Young said: “The old system wasresource intensive, time consuming and very expensive. Getting a quick decisionmeans we can offer jobs to graduates before other companies,” he said. Related posts:No related photos. Prior to online screening Young would receive around 1,000applications for 15 graduate places, which would have to be sifted manually forsuitable candidates. He explained that by using web-based screening, the firm hadcut costs by 67 per cent and in one instance was able to offer a job within twodays of the student applying. Previous Article Next Article The company would then invite a pool of applicants to acostly two-day interview and testing process that up to 60 per cent wouldsubsequently fail. The length of time it takes the company to recruit has alsodropped from 11 months to four, allowing it to steal a march on its rivals bybeing in a position to make offers much more quickly. Comments are closed. The best candidates are invited to a half-day assessmentbefore a final offer is made.last_img read more

Atmospheric chemistry and physics in the atmosphere of a developed megacity (London): an overview of the REPARTEE experiment and its conclusions

first_imgThe REgents PARk and Tower Environmental Experiment (REPARTEE) comprised two campaigns in London in October 2006 and October/November 2007. The experiment design involved measurements at a heavily trafficked roadside site, two urban background sites and an elevated site at 160–190 m above ground on the BT Tower, supplemented in the second campaign by Doppler lidar measurements of atmospheric vertical structure. A wide range of measurements of airborne particle physical metrics and chemical composition were made as well as measurements of a considerable range of gas phase species and the fluxes of both particulate and gas phase substances. Significant findings include (a) demonstration of the evaporation of traffic-generated nanoparticles during both horizontal and vertical atmospheric transport; (b) generation of a large base of information on the fluxes of nanoparticles, accumulation mode particles and specific chemical components of the aerosol and a range of gas phase species, as well as the elucidation of key processes and comparison with emissions inventories; (c) quantification of vertical gradients in selected aerosol and trace gas species which has demonstrated the important role of regional transport in influencing concentrations of sulphate, nitrate and secondary organic compounds within the atmosphere of London; (d) generation of new data on the atmospheric structure and turbulence above London, including the estimation of mixed layer depths; (e) provision of new data on trace gas dispersion in the urban atmosphere through the release of purposeful tracers; (f) the determination of spatial differences in aerosol particle size distributions and their interpretation in terms of sources and physico-chemical transformations; (g) studies of the nocturnal oxidation of nitrogen oxides and of the diurnal behaviour of nitrate aerosol in the urban atmosphere, and (h) new information on the chemical composition and source apportionment of particulate matter size fractions in the atmosphere of London derived both from bulk chemical analysis and aerosol mass spectrometry with two instrument types.last_img read more

On the lookout for the genuine article

first_imgThe difficulty in verbalising emotion, that holy grail of lovers romantic and refined, to enunciate a feeling so acutely felt, is evidenced both in the heroic failings of great literature and in the squalid endeavours of universalising roses-are-red greetings cards. Sir Tom Stoppard’s great achievement in The Real Thing is to have isolated something deeply rooted in human psychology: that, as an exercise, to articulate feelings at their most profound is not only inevitably futile, but just as unavoidably insipid. The ‘Real Thing’, be it in relation to love, truthfulness or the nature of presentation (this play’s central concerns), or pertaining to a more general strand of sincerity, is where we arrive when all synthetic filters are removed, the mundane dilutions of life. These ideas are applied to a set of relationships revolving around Henry (Andrew Mortimer), a playwright – it’s one of those: plays about and within plays, levels of theatricality etc – confronted with the limitations of his art. His yearning for the perfect word(s) to express that certain feeling clashes against such glumly-cogitated obstacles as “Love and being loved is unliterary” and “I don’t know how to write love”. Indeed, for Henry, so confused has the boundary become between “the real thing” and his sophisticated attempts to express it in words, that an urge to simplify and interpret what lurks behind the pretence of wit overtakes. However, insecurity and alimony payments oblige him to write disingenuously, at one point reworking the abominable script of a political agitator, Brodie (Sam Brown), whose notoriety has aroused the interest of Annie, Henry’s mistress. Of course, Stoppard’s trademark verbal legerdemain remains, most compellingly in the coruscating exchanges between Mortimer, an actor for whom scowling seems to come as naturally as breathing, taking the role of Henry with a beleaguered mixture of retaliatory snarl and sullen, humiliated dismay, revelling masochistically in the face of an excoriating, emasculating performance from his wife, the consummately waspish Charlotte (Caroline Dyott: acid personified). As Annie, Sarah Teacher tartly evokes the duplicity and exhilaration of an affair in her transformation from jittery, diffident houseguest to an emotionally stripped-down and sincere lover. Slightly unsatisfactory, but no fault of this production’s, are the unwieldy two-year gap between the acts and the awkward way in which Debbie, Henry’s daughter by Charlotte, is handled, but these are nits that hardly need picking. The key here is to reconcile structural intricacies with the characters’ sentimental concerns without downplaying the customary high quality of the jokes. Director Olivia Jackson has struck a fine balance of humour and humanity, and pilots her aptly-chosen cast through a variety of crisply accomplished technical challenges. In a 1979 interview, Stoppard said, “Plays are events rather than texts. They’re written to happen, not to be read”. Either way, this work still stands scrutiny, especially when performed with such conspicuous bite and polish. Don’t let The Real Thing happen without being there to witness it.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

Cross Country Programs Turn Attention To Midwest Regional

first_imgCross Country Programs Turn Attention To Midwest RegionalThe University of Southern Indiana cross country programs turn their attention to the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Championships this Saturday at Angel Mounds. The men’s 10-kilometer race begins at 10:30 a.m., while the women’s 6k is slated for an 11:45 a.m. start time.Eagles in the RankingsImproving by a single spot in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Top 25 and Midwest Region rankings, the USI women’s cross country team jumped Cedarville University in both polls last week. In the national poll, USI sits five points outside the top five in sixth with 161 points. Grand Valley State continues to lead the region poll with a second place ranking in the USTFCCCA Top 25.With seven of 10 schools shifting position in the USTFCCCA Top 10, the Eagles’ men moved into seventh after gaining 18 more points in the poll. In the final Midwest Region poll, the top two spots remained unchanged with Grand Valley State and USI atop the list. The following five places all shifted after the conference championships week.GLVC Dominance ContinuesJunior Emily Roberts (Fredericktown, Ohio) earned the first GLVC Runner of the Year award for the USI women’s program since 2011 to help the Eagles win their sixth-straight GLVC championship. The time of 20 minutes, 36.03 seconds for Roberts set a new GLVC record, as did the USI margin of victory (55 points). Senior Jessica Reeves (Midland, Michigan) earned a second-place finish, while three others joined the duo on the All-GLVC team.Seven All-GLVC runners at the conference championships sealed the men’s 12th-consecutive GLVC championship and 24th overall, the most of any sport in GLVC history. Junior Bastian Grau (Höchstadt, Germany) paced the Screaming Eagles with a runner-up performance, while senior Chase Broughton(Marengo, Indiana) also earned a top-five finish placing fourth. Freshman Nathan Hall (Springfield, Missouri) earned GLVC Freshman of the Year honors with a 13th-place finish, the eighth time and second-straight year a USI runner has earned the award.2015 ResultsGrand Valley State University won both the men’s and women’s regional crowns a year ago. The Lakers have won the last 15 women’s regional championships and the previous 14 men’s regional titles.With a fifth-place finish, USI’s women were the final team earning a spot at the NCAA II National Championships, falling just 11 points short of third place. Junior Emily Roberts (Fredericktown, Ohio) and senior Jessica Reeves (Midland, Michigan) enter Saturday’s race as favorites in the women’s race after leading USI to its sixth straight GLVC title. Roberts was fifth at the NCAA II Midwest Region Championships a year ago and is the top returning runner in this year’s race, while Reeves was 16th. Grand Valley State’s Kendra Foley, who was sixth at last year’s regional, also is among the favorites in the women’s race after capturing the GLIAC title this year.In the men’s race, Grand Valley State defeated the field by 79 points. The Eagles placed second with a four-point margin over GLVC foe, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The Rangers’ Jake Dubnicka us the top returning finisher from the 2015 event after a third place finish. Chase Striegal of Bellarmine University and Zach Panning of Grand Valley State also return after rounding out the top-five finishers in 2015. Senior Chase Broughton (Marengo, Indiana) earned All-Region honors with a ninth-place finish a year ago.Regional FieldThe Midwest Region consists of teams from the Great Lakes Valley Conference, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Around 30 teams and more than 200 student athletes are expected to compete in each race.Grand Valley State is the top-ranked team in both the men’s and women’s races as the Lakers enter the weekend ranked No. 2 in both U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Top 25 polls.The Midwest Region also is represented by six teams in the USTFCCCA Women’s Top 25. In addition to Grand Valley State and USI, the region also features No. 8 Cedarville, No. 10 Northern Michigan University, No. 11 Hillsdale College and No. 22 Bellarmine. Lewis University and the Wisconsin-Parkside are receiving votes outside the Top 25.In the men’s Top 25, the Midwest Region is also represented by Saginaw Valley State University (No. 13), Hillsdale (No. 17), Lewis (No. 22) and Bellarmine (No. 11). Walsh University is receiving votes outside the Top 25.The top five teams from each race Saturday advance to the NCAA II National Championships, which are November 19 in St. Leo, Florida. The top three individuals not from a qualifying team—or the top five overall individuals if none are from qualifying teams—advance to the national meet as well. All-Midwest Region honors go to the top 25 finishers in each race.2016 NCAA II Midwest RegionalThis is the third consecutive year that USI and the Evansville Sports Corporation have teamed up to host the NCAA II Midwest Region Championships at Angel Mounds. The NCAA II National Championships will be at Angel Mounds in 2017.With a 10:30 a.m. start time, the men’s 8k race takes place first, followed by the women’s 6k at 11:45 a.m. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Premier launches sweet shop cakes

first_imgPremier Foods has added a selection of British ‘Sweetshop Specials’ to its Mr Kipling range.The new cakes will aim to build on the success of Mr Kipling Inspirations, and will feature Fruit Salad Mini Batts, and a Pineapple Slice, which will be available in the new snap pack format. In addition, Mr Kipling’s entire portfolio has undergone a revamp, with ‘refreshed’ packaging, and a new TV advertising campaign to start in February.The firm said the Inspirations range refresh programme was very successful, delivering £17m RSV (retail sales volume) since its launch in August 2009. The most successful SKU of the range to date has been its Great British Puds Trifle Bakewell.Erika Reid, category strategy manager – bakery at Premier Foods, said: “We are making significant investment in the Mr Kipling brand in 2012 and, to kick it off, it is being invigorated with a new look, NPD and supported with a TV campaign. “Teatime is the biggest sector within the consumer-defined cake category and we are hoping that, with this, Mr Kipling will be able to capitalise on a sector worth £426m.”last_img read more

Daelmans Group snaps up Fabulous Bakin’ Boys

first_imgThe Fabulous Bakin’ Boys has been bought by the Dutch bakery business Daelmans Group for an undisclosed sum.The Dutch firm said the acquisition would enable The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys to develop its portfolio and realise its growth ambitions in Europe. It is understood the company’s 100 staff will be retained under the new ownership.Daelmans Group produces a range of coconut pastries, puff pastries, small cakes and caramel wafers.OpportunitiesThijmen Peter de With, general manager of Daelmans Group, said: “The sale of the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys business to Daelmans Group will ensure that opportunities in the ambient cakes and bakery snacks market can be realised using our combined expertise and product offering.”Based in Witney, Oxfordshire, The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys produces a range of baked goods for the grocery sector including flapjacks, muffins and cupcakes.Earlier this year, the company appointed Richard Cooper as chief executive. Cooper had previously worked at Premier Foods, Maple Leaf Bakery, and as managing director of the McCambridge Own Label Cake Division, prior to its sale to NBGI early in 2013.More to followlast_img read more

The Giant Country Horns Reunite And Perform With TAB Horn Members At Late Night [Watch]

first_imgIt had been close to 25 years since Dave Grippo, Russell Remington and Carl Gerhard took the stange under their Big Country Horns moniker, but that’s just what happened last week when the trio reunited for a very special James Brown Dance Party late night celebration at the Gramercy Theatre on December 31st (technically January 1st).The three piece horn section got their fame touring with Phish in 1991, and, though the three horn players have since collaborated with the band and its members in a number of permutations throughout the years, they had yet to perform as the Big Country Horns since those tours. However, the trio came together for a special James Brown Dance Party with James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield, as well as Elise Testone, Maurice Brown (Tedeschi Trucks), Adam & Matt Chase (Jazz is Phsh), Morgan Price (Charles Bradley), Matt Harnett (Lauryn Hill) and more.The reunion was naturally a cause for celebraiton, and what music could be more celebratory than that of James Brown? Trey Anastasio Band trombonist Natalie Cressman joined the group as well, and you can watch them take on the James Brown classic “I Got The Feelin’” below.Here they are jamming with Jennifer Hartswick on “Camel Walk” too!It’s awesome to see Phish collaborators, both new and old, coming together for an all-out celebration of live music. For more Phish with horns, enjoy the video below…last_img read more

Watch Jefferson Mays & Bryce Pinkham Perform from A Gentleman’s Guide

first_img Related Shows Dastardly duo and Tony nominees Bryce Pinkham and Jefferson Mays stopped by The Tonight Show to perform with the cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. Mays, dressed in his finest as Lord Adalbert (just one of the many D’Ysquith heirs he plays in the tuner), led the raucous rendition of “I Don’t Understand the Poor,” even leaving the stage to chat with Jimmy Fallon mid-number. Which means that we’re one step closer to getting Fallon to star in a Broadway musical. Take a look at the performance below, then catch A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, at the Walter Kerr Theatre! Star Files A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016center_img Bryce Pinkham Jefferson Mays View Commentslast_img read more

House passes latest phase of COVID-19 relief legislation

first_img continue reading » The House passed the HEROES Act 208-199 Friday night, the latest proposal to provide relief from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. CUNA supports several provisions in the bill and has concerns with others.“House passage of the HEROES Act starts a process for a new round of recovery legislation intended to help consumers, small businesses and the economy in general weather and rebuild from the crisis,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We were happy to see a number of the provisions that will help credit unions remain in a position to serve their members and communities, but we were disappointed that the legislation includes several provisions that would actually make it more difficult for consumers and small businesses to access safe and affordable financial services.”CUNA and Leagues will continue their engagement as the Senate puts together its package, with a priority to include additional beneficial policy proposals to help small businesses and communities not included in the House legislation.“This is the first step in the process, not the last word,” Nussle said. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more