Editor’s note: This article contains details that may be disturbing to some readersToronto police tell CityNews they are investigating two new incidents at St. Michael’s College School and there are videos of both.“What we are looking at is two additional videos turned over to us,” said Inspector Dominic Sinopoli, Unit Commander of Sex Crimes for Toronto police. “One of the videos is going to be classified as a threatening occurrence and the secondary video will be classified as an assault with a weapon.”In one of the new videos a boy is reportedly being smacked with a belt.Insp. Sinopoli says potential victims in the latest videos have not yet been identified and it’s too soon to say if additional charges will be laid.Sinopoli didn’t say who submitted the videos, but confirmed that they did not come from school officials.Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli tells me the first video is threatening, the second video is assault a weapon. In that video a boy is being smacked with a belt. No further details.— Shaunacitynews (@shaunacitynews) November 20, 2018Police are now investigating a total of six incidents at the prestigious all-boys private school, which announced Tuesday that it was cancelling its mid-year assessments as well as all events involving external groups, teams, and public performances for the remainder of the yearOn Monday, six students were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged gang sexual assault with a broom handle that had been recorded on video and circulated on social media.The suspects, who are all between the ages of 14 and 15, were all charged with assault, gang sexual assault, and sexual assault with a weapon.WATCH: Principal of St. Michael’s College School speaks to media after 6 students charged RELATED: Timeline of events at St. Michael’s College SchoolFive of the suspects turned themselves in to police, while another was arrested while on his way to school.They were held in custody until being released on bail later Monday.Bail was set between $5,000 and $7,000 and all six are scheduled to return to court on Dec. 19.WATCH: 6 St. Mike’s students arrested in sex assault investigation Toronto Mayor John Tory spoke about the scandal Tuesday morning.“The whole thing is very sad,” he said. “This is a school that has many proud tradition over a long period of time but these are clearly very sad, very tragic, and very unacceptable events that seem to have occurred.”“I would hope that in every public school, every private school,. every community organization, people are taking awful stories like that and using it as a moment to reflect.”More to come
KUSI Newsroom, San Diego native becomes an international NBA trainer 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Ryan Razooky is an international NBA trainer, San Diego native, and SDSU alumnus. Razooky opened his own private gym called The Hoop House in El Cajon.Razooky said he’s hosted basketball camps and clinics across the globe, from Dubai to Kenya, to Mexico. Locally, he has players traveling as far as Temecula to train with him.For more information click here. August 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 27, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
As a senior at Washington MET High school, seeing some of his friends being taken away to jail for petty crimes has not deterred Ky’le Parlmer from his path. Palmer was a part of the first annual Passport to Manhood Back to School Summit, held Nov. 17 at the Verizon Center in D.C.Young men from Washington MET High School attended the Passport to Manhood Summit on Nov. 17. (Courtesy Photo)In partnership with the D.C. public school system and the Washington Boys and Girls Club, PEN DMV, an organization that strives to help the city’s youth succeed, invited 20 young men from Washington MET Senior High school to attend the summit.Over the years the program has transformed from simply trying to keep young men off the streets and evolved to include changing the young mens’ perceptions about themselves and the images the media paints of them. “We talked about more than just the traditional,” David Street, PEN DMV Founder, told AFRO. “We noticed a lot of the kids like to be on their phones, so part of the talk centered around marketing themselves. How do you speak out if you see an injustice? We are giving them the tools to empower themselves with the content they put out.”The summit allowed the young men to take part in discussions and training that focused on leadership, purpose, social media and decision making. The young men heard from entrepreneurs and leaders who play an active role in their communities, social media, and the STEM field. Speakers included: Robert White, D.C. At-large City Councilmember; Tony Lewis, author; and Candyce Jones, founder of Anchored Consulting, a social media management firm.Palmer, who helps with school announcements and is active in sports, is a leader in his school as well as within his community, which is why he said he was picked for the summit. However, like other low income children, Palmer said he has had to make tough decisions to stay on the right track.“I lost one of my best friends that I knew for eight years, but we weren’t going down the same path, so I felt like me being with him wasn’t going to be positive. So breaking that friendship was the best thing for both of us,” he said.Students and teachers at Palmer’s school have given him the nickname of “School Celebrity,” and Palmer said he aims to be a guide for his classmates, steering them away from negative behavior and toward education. “Around my school I try to influence everybody to have hobbies and focus on something other than the streets and leaving school,” he said.Palmer said he most appreciated Tony Lewis, whose talk centered around how young men can avoid being incarcerated. The advice stemmed from his anti-incarceration movement called, “Don’t Get Taken.”“Tony Lewis spoke and I found that he was very similar to me because he’s been through a lot and knows how to overcome obstacles, but he still goes through every day like it’s a new day,” Palmer said. “I really connected to the part where he talked about how he hung around a lot of guys who were eventually incarcerated or deceased. A lot of my friends are in and out of jails, and I try to separate myself. I found a brotherhood with the football team and they are my friends and family now.”Lewis said that it is important that young men understand the facts around incarceration and make strategies to avoid it.PEN DMV started the program in 2016 as a way to keep young men off the street during after school hours. The program has expanded to include the summit. The program continues to meet twice a month during the school year and provide mentoring activities to the young men involved.During the summit, the boys were taken on a tour of the Verizon Center and got to sit in a suite box in the empty basketball stadium. Later in the day, the boys met a couple of the Washington Wizards players and watch a game against the Knicks.“It is important for young men to see men; to see positive influences in their community,” Lewis said.Street said he hopes the event will be the first of many to come with their partnership with D.C. public schools, community organizations and community leaders. “This encounter can positively change a young person’s path and birth new opportunities to the future generations of Washington, D.C.,” he said.PEN DMV has plans for an all-female summit in Feb. 2017.
How far can one go to find out details in their dreams such that they create paintings? In an attempt to showcase the vision Parul Mehra organised a solo art exhibition titled ‘A New Dialogue’. The exhibition which began on January 7 in the national Capital talks about architectural art.It is said that architecture is visual art. Adding colour in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic. The show was inaugurated by well known Nutrition Expert, Dr Shikha Sharma, Founder Nutri Health. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’On the occasion chief guest Shikha Sharma said “The artist Parul Mehra has expressed through vivid flowing colors the emotional journey of an artist as she discovers herself and the world around her, the perception being the central theme of the paintings is unique in its rendition.”Explaining the rationale of the title of her upcoming exhibition, artist Parul said: “Nature has always affected man – whether it is sublime or active. And that will be the theme of her painting in this exhibition. As she says, Mother Nature has eyes too and she will attempt through this exhibition to show this through the visual connect of eyes. But, she asks, “Do we ever ponder as to how nature views us? Our thoughts and actions have affected nature to a great extent, and we are now facing the backlash. “Of all the aggression we used on Mother Nature, she is giving her reply with a force. But is anyone willing to listen?” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAs Parul says, “My art is an expression of my dreams, my world in bright hues. This is an inner journey……a catalogue of my subconscious being and what it infers on the spiritual plane of my daily life. Sometimes, these artistic expressions are decoded months after paintings have been made. When I paint, it’s in a meditative state of mind….as if in a trance….”While working in the construction and interiors industry, she was drawn towards the world of Art.A renowned artist, she has already taken part in over fifteen solo and group exhibitions since her debut show in December 2013. The year 2015 proved particularly lucky for her, with her paintings being selected for as many as seven group exhibitions, apart from a solo show and also saw her art works going out of Delhi to Kolkata.
Filmmakers are increasingly taking up sensitive issues like rape, molestation and other crimes against women as a backdrop for their stories and say it’s an effort to create awareness. The year 2017 has witnessed this in a big way with Kaabil, Maatr, Mom and Lipstick Under My Burkha to the soon-to-release Bhoomi. The rushes of Omung Kumar’s Bhoomi hint that a father is out to seek revenge for his daughter’s sexual molestation. Kumar says “socially relevant films” are creating awareness and his effort is only to show what is happening in society. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Socially relevant movies work and awareness is generated. We are trying to contribute in whatever small way for the community. It is something that is happening (in society), but people have turned a blind eye (to it).”We are just trying to bring it up front and tell the world that it is happening and something should be done to stop it,” Kumar said, and hoped such “eye-openers” impact people in some way. In the recent past too, these subjects have come up in several films. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKaabil was the story of a young blind couple and how their life changes after the girl is raped by two men in her own house. Maatr and Mom, both revenge dramas, were stories about how the mothers, played by Raveena Tandon and Sridevi, respectively, take law into their own hands and go after the culprits who raped their daughters.In Lipstick under my Burkha, a bold film about the unbridled dreams of four women trapped in their lives owing to societal norms and stereotypes, depicts one character facing marital rape. Many say that films are a mirror of society, while there are others who blame movies for boosting eve-teasing and other social evils. So are such depictions an attempt to nurture a “more consciously responsible” population or can it have reverse reaction? Leena Yadav, the director of Parched, says films can’t take credit for bringing change in society and neither can society blame films for bringing bad things into structure.”We are feeding off each other. Films come from what is going around you. Secondly, it’s the way you depict anything that can make it vulgar, titillating, beautiful or spiritual. The same thing can be shot in 30 different ways. So when one depicts anything so sensitive (as rape and molestation), you have to be really very careful,” Yadav said.”Something that is from your end may be messaging, but it can also end up titillating and that is really sad. But what to do, we have twisted minds out there. So it is the responsibility of the filmmaker that when they tackle anything like that, it has to be done with utmost care as it is a very tricky thing,” added the director, who is now making a film titled Rajma Chawal.Often, women’s rights bodies target Bollywood for objectifying women. Are they happy with this change of focusing on socially relevant issues?Ranjana Kumari, Director, Centre for Social Research in Delhi, and a women’s rights activist, said, “Filmmakers have been showing all kinds of sexuality and sexual violence because it sells, but that does not mean they should continue doing it to make money. They should also know their social responsibility. In the wake of more gruesome violence, they should feel more responsible.” Social activist Pallabi Ghosh, however, feels that cinema has somehow helped in creating awareness as, after watching films, people are thinking that this is not just theirs but everyone’s issue.