The Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch had their most successful fundraising dinner to date, raising more than every year prior.Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic performs as Human Rights Watch presents the Voices For Justice Annual GalaCredit/Copyright: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImagesThe event, which took place last week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, had an immense amount of celebrities and influential people in attendance including Eric Esrailian, Serj Tankian, Angela Sarafyan, Kimberly Marteau Emerson, Mike Medavoy, David Foster, Katherine McPhee, and Linda Ramone. Last night also introduced the inaugural Promise Award, followed by a very special performance by Ryan Tedder and Drew Brown of OneRepublic.Inspired by the film and song that powerfully depicted the atrocities committed against the Armenian people; the award recognizes an outstanding song, television show, or film that advances the values of equity and justice in an original and powerful way. Fittingly, the inaugural honor was awarded to the late legendary singer and songwriter Chris Cornell in recognition of his song, The Promise. The award was presented by Producers of The Promise Eric Esrailian, Mike Medavoy, Writer/Director Terry George, and Singer/Songwriter, Human Rights Activist, and Composer Serj Tankian. Chris’s wife, Vicky Cornell, accepted the award on his behalf and was accompanied by Cornell’s bandmates, Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden.Pioneering recording artist Chris Cornell, who sadly passed away in May, wrote the title song for the film, The Promise, the first major film about the Armenian Genocide. The song and its video compellingly weave the Genocide with humanitarian crises of today. The song focuses on courage, perseverance, and hope — connecting us to emotions that characterize and amplify the worldwide struggle for human rights. Cornell donated all proceeds from the song to benefit refugees and children, and his song continues to inspire millions as an anthem for the human rights movement.“We are proud to name this award after The Promise, and present the inaugural award to Chris Cornell’s inspiring song,” stated Justin Connolly, Director of Human Rights Watch’s Los Angeles Committee.Following the award, songwriter, Grammy Award-winning record producer, and OneRepublic front man Ryan Tedder graced the stage and honored the late Soundgarden lead by performing an acoustic version of “The Promise” with bandmate Drew Brown to a standing ovation.
Related Items:#shootinginvestigationinProvo, #twoinstableconditionaftershooting, #twomenshotinProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have launched an investigation to find the culprit who is responsible for the shooting of two males earlier this today (Wednesday 5th April 2017) in Providenciales.Around 2:15 AM, Police and Emergency Services responded to an area known as the “Trap” in Kew Town after reports of multiple gunshots were heard. Upon arrival, officers met a 27 year-old male laying on the ground screaming in pain with what appeared to be blood and two wounds on his upper torso. He was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and is in stable condition.Also, at 2: 20am, police met the second victim, a 25 year-old male with a wound to his right leg. He told officers that he was approaching the “Trap” area after he heard a loud argument going on, and as he gets closer he heard gun-shots going off. He ran and later realized he was shot. He was taken to the hospital via ambulance were is being treated. No arrest have been made and investigation is ongoing.Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information that can assist with investigation, Contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800 8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc.#twomenshotinProvo#shootinginvestigationinProvo#twoinstableconditionaftershooting
Posted: December 20, 2018 December 20, 2018 Proposed parole office in La Mesa cancelled 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA MESA (KUSI)- The proposed parole office that community members vigorously opposed in La Mesa has been officially cancelled. A letter was sent to the La Mesa City Manager from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.Many residents had voiced their opposition of the proposed parole office. They were concerned it was too close to homes, less than a mile from Grossmont High School, and lacked nearby public transportation. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom
© 2011 PhysOrg.com The patent describes how the car can know where it is located and which direction to drive. The car would arrive at a specific location and once reaching a “landing strip” could show acceptable parking places for the vehicle. Additionally the strip may tell the vehicle that it is parked in a region where it can transition into autonomous mode. The car could get helpful information from Internet-driven data about other spaces available, or which direction to move for the next part of the trip. The patent presents an example of the vehicle providing a tour of Millennium Park in Chicago The machine could be programmed to stop at a sculpture for five minutes, move to a fountain for five minutes and then to the ice rink for a pre-set amount of time, before returning to its starting point. “Disclosed are methods and devices for transitioning a mixed-mode autonomous vehicle from a human driven mode to an autonomously driven mode” says the patent. “Transitioning may include stopping a vehicle on a predefined landing strip and detecting a reference indicator. Based on the reference indicator, the vehicle may be able to know its exact position. Additionally, the vehicle may use the reference indictor to obtain an autonomous vehicle instruction via a URL. After the vehicle knows its precise location and has an autonomous vehicle instruction, it can operate in autonomous mode. “For Google watchers, the patent victory is an easy reminder of all the publicity that the company has enjoyed over its ambitious dream project of driverless cars. Google has used a fleet of cars clocking 190,000 miles on highways, in city traffic and on roads in demonstrating how successful driverless cars can be. Earlier this year, Google also set up a demo system on its campus to show off driverless golf carts that communicate with sensors. Google’s project leaders are convinced that smarter vehicles equipped with specially designed sensors, artificial intelligence, video cameras, and other sophisticated tools could help to make transportation safer.Of the many reports about the patent victory, BBC’s report has raised the question of how the patent might possibly be used. “The patent will allow Google to restrict other companies from using a similar method to switch their cars between human-controlled and automatic modes. Alternatively, it could charge them a fee for a licence.” (PhysOrg.com) — News surfaced this week that Google has won a patent for driverless car technology. Google filed the patent in May this year. The application is titled “Transitioning a Mixed-mode Vehicle to Autonomous Mode.” The patent presents a method listing numerous “embodiments” suggested, for a vehicle that switches from being driven by a human to moving, stopping, and parking autonomously. Explore further Citation: Google wins patent for driverless car technology (2011, December 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-google-patent-driverless-car-technology.html With human behind wheel, Google’s self-driving car crashes This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.