University of Utah students to hold vigil for slain classmate Mackenzie Lueck days after suspect’s arrest

first_imgcmannphoto/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) — University of Utah students will mourn their slain classmate, Mackenzie Lueck, at a vigil on campus Monday night.Lueck, 23, had been missing in the Salt Lake City area for nearly two weeks before her suspected killer was arrested on Friday.Ayoola Ajayi, 31, was booked on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a body, police said.Charred tissue has been recovered that contains DNA consistent with samples found on Lueck’s belongings, police said.Giving Lueck’s father the news was “one of the most difficult phone calls I’ve ever made,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said Friday.The college senior was last seen in the early hours of June 17. She landed at Salt Lake City International Airport around 2 a.m. and then took a Lyft from the airport to Hatch Park in north Salt Lake City, police said.The Lyft driver told police that Lueck met an individual in the park and did not appear to be in distress, police said. She was never seen again.Authorities later determined Lueck’s last communication was with Ajayi, said police. Phone records show that Lueck and Ajayi were both at Hatch Park within less than one minute of each other, according to authorities.During a search of Ajayi’s home, his neighbors told police they saw him using gasoline to burn something in his backyard on June 17 and 18, police said. “Several charred items consistent with personal items of Mackenzie Lueck” were found in his yard, according to police.Ajayi has not yet appeared in court.Lueck, a kinesiology major, was planning to graduate next year, according to university officials.“The death of Mackenzie Lueck is devastating news,” university President Ruth Watkins said in a statement on Friday. “On behalf of the university, I express our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and classmates of Mackenzie during this very difficult time.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Gold Coast property prices growing faster than those in Brisbane and Sydney

first_imgHarcourts Coastal director Dane Atherton said the Gold Coast was transforming into a “mature city”. Photo: Jerad WilliamsMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoHarcourts Coastal director Dane Atherton predicted the Gold Coast’s property growth to continue.“Generally speaking the Gold Coast’s sharp increase is levelling but we are still going at a better rate than Sydney and Melbourne,” he said. “I don’t think we’re going to have as sharp growth as in last couple of years but I think we will still see single digits. It will be slow and steady and that’s a good thing, it’s what you want.”He said the Gold Coast was transforming into a “mature city”, which rising property prices reflected.“We’ve always had the numbers as we were predominantly a holiday destination but we are growing as a city in depth and size, and while our prices may not ever exceed a massive city, they will get closer,” he said. “I don’t think values will ever overtake Sydney or Melbourne but the gap will start to decrease.” Gold Coast property values are soaringGOLD Coast property values are climbing twice as fast as those in Brisbane and Sydney, new data reveals.CoreLogic data released yesterday shows the Gold Coast median house price rose a staggering 7.9 per cent in the 12 months to March to a record $615,000.Unit prices on the Glitter Strip are also up 5.5 per cent on the same period to $406,000.The figures tower Brisbane’s growth (3.5 per cent) and are almost double Sydney’s growth (4.1 per cent). Gold Coast median house price rose a staggering 7.9 per cent in the 12 months to March to a record $615,000.The only capital city in front of the Coast was Melbourne with an 8.3 per cent increase.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said the Gold Coast was experiencing more rapid growth than Brisbane.“It seems as though much of the demand across these regions is coming from an acceleration in internal migration to Queensland, and where buyers from Sydney and Melbourne are using substantial equity earned to secure lifestyle properties in the state,” he said.Across the remainder of the state, growth was mild and some regions even experienced falling values.On the Gold Coast, the standout suburbs were Broadbeach Waters, Bilinga, Clear Island Waters and Currumbin Valley where median house prices jumped by more than 20 per cent over the past year.center_img MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE, CHANGE IN MEDIAN OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHSSource: CoreLogic, all data is to March, 2017*Gold Coast, $615,000, 7.9 per cent*Brisbane, $517,500, 3.5 per cent*Sydney, $929,000, 4.1 per cent*Melbourne, $650,000, 8.3 per cent*Adelaide, $442,000, 4 per cent*Perth, $519,500, -0.1 per centlast_img read more

Penza: With the TOC here, Humboldt State softball team needs to get momentum going again

first_imgExactly one year to the day, the Humboldt State softball team suffered one of its more frustrating losses of the 2016 regular season.It was on the eve of the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, a 6-5 loss to UC San Diego in the second game of a doubleheader. It proved to be the last game HSU lost before the conference tournament, as the Jacks didn’t drop a single game until the final weekend of April.I mention this because the Jacks are again in Turlock during the first weekend of April to …last_img read more

Video Showcase! 12 Beautiful 2012 Cinematography Reels

first_imgExplore beautiful video imagery in our roundup of the very best cinematography reels of 2012.Editors, photographers, directors and cinematographers will find creative inspiration in the stunning images in these video demo reels.  Utilizing complex lighting and the latest high-def camera setups (Alexa, RED, among others), these digital cinematography reels represent some of the very best work being created today.Breathtaking and beautiful – have a look at some of the 2012 cinematography reels that made our list.  Got a great video reel?  Share it in the comments below!Brain Farm Digital Cinema 2012 Reel from Brain FarmWE ARE FORGE – 2012 REEL from Forge Motion PicturesDirector | Cinematographer Reel 2012 from Cale GlendeningGreg Cotten: Cinematography Reel 2012 from Greg CottenC.H.Haskell DOP SHOW REEL 2012 from Clayton HaskellCinematography Reel – 2012 from Benjamin Loeb2012 CINEMATOGRAPHY REEL from Max ChinReel 2012 – Digital Cinematography of Andrew Reid from Andrew ReidSummer 2012 Cinematography Reel from John PopeFILIP REEL 2012 from Filip PiskorzynskiJake Wilganowski – Director of Photography Reel from Jake WilganowskiIs Your World in 4K? from RED Digital Cinemalast_img read more

Global Cebu, Kaya draw

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But a defensive lapse just seconds after taking the lead cost Kaya maximum points as Guinean striker Sekou Sylla pounced on a scramble inside a waterlogged penalty box to fire a shot between the legs of goalkeeper Ref Cuaresma.Global moved up to third ahead of Ceres by a point, three days before the Visayas clubs square off in Cebu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Red Lions out to dominate anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera 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 Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Global Cebu FC warmed up for its rematch with Ceres Negros by battling Kaya FC Makati to a 2-2 stalemate on Sunday in the Philippines Football League at University of Makati Stadium.Shu Sasaki put Global on top in the 25th minute, but the home side looked poised to grab maximum points after second half goals from Jordan Mintah and Robert Lopez Mendy, who smashed home from just inside the box in the 89th minute.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View commentslast_img read more

Debasish Kumar urges councillors to plant as many trees as possible in

first_imgKolkata: Stressing the importance of increasing the green cover in the city, Member Mayor-in-Council (Parks & Gardens) Debasish Kumar on Wednesday urged all the councillors to plant as many trees as possible in their respective wards.He assured them the civic body is ready to supply as many trees as the councillors’ demand.”You are requested to inform me seven days in advance, regarding the requirement of trees that you want to plant in parks or any other available space for the sake of beautification. Monsoon is the time for tree plantation as the rain assists in growth of the trees. We are ready to supply as many trees as per your requirement,” Kumar said responsding to a proposal from Leader of Left Front Ratna Roy Majumder at the monthly meeting of the KMC on observance of Forest Week in July. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsKumar said Kolkata figures among the list of 100 cities across the globe that is facing anenvironmental threat.”It is high time for us to realize the importance of green cover in the city. The city has been witnessing a constant conflict between environment and urbanisation. We are constantly thinking about overhauling of water supply, drainage system and complaining about a plethora of problems we face in our daily life. I admit, these are all utilitarian services. But, if we remain indifferent to the environment, then we are simply calling our own doom,” he maintained. He added that the KMC has been doing plantation under the instructions of botanists, who have been Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedrecruited in the civic body under the Trinamool Congress board.”We are concentrating on fruit bearing trees to attract birds. There was a time when a scientific method of plantation was overlooked and trees like Krishachura, Radhachura that are not deep rooted were planted.They are getting uprooted whenever there is a storm and there have been cases of deaths too owing to the fall of big trees. We are now planting trees that do not grow very big but have deep roots,” Kumar said.He pointed out that the Army has not given the nod to the civic body to plant trees in the Maidan area and urged councillors to identify spaces in their respective wards for plantation.last_img read more

IITKGP offers new awards and scholarships

first_imgKolkata: The IIT Kharagpur has instituted several new awards and scholarships for its undergraduate students for academics and research following donations by many alumni and corporates, an IIT KGP press statement said today. The number of new scholarships is nine, while that of the awards two, the statement said. The awards and scholarships are being given from this month. Dean, Alumni Affairs at IIT Kharagpur, Subrata Chattopadhyay said since the lower cut-off for economic background of students for existing scholarships and awards are at such a threshold that students falling in marginally higher category do not qualify for the benefits. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Considering the cost of living, these students too need some sort of financial support and therefore “we have increased the threshold of the current family income upto Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh per year for different scholarships to accommodate more students,” he was quoted as saying in the statement. The institute will also be funding research at undergraduate level from its endowment fund built out of alumni donations over the years, it said.last_img read more

Music Mogul and Entrepreneur Dr Dre Im the First Billionaire in Hip

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global If the rumors are true that Apple has indeed offered to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, then co-founder Dr. Dre has reason to celebrate. And in a video posted to Facebook last night, the famous rapper and entrepreneur seemingly confirms the acquisition news. Actor Tyrese Gibson posted a video recording to his Facebook page last night in which Dre comments on the deal (without actually mentioning Apple). Referencing himself, Dre says, “The first billionaire in hip hop, right here from the [expletive] West Coast. Believe it.”I’d embed the video here but Dre and Gibson collectively drop more curse words than I care to count. It’s OK, though. They’re obviously celebrating and having fun.The video has since been removed from Gibson’s Facebook page but you can watch it here via YouTube.News broke late yesterday that tech giant Apple is in talks to buy Beats for $3.2 billion. Beats makes premium headphones and has a recently launched a streaming music service. The deal could be announced officially as soon as today, the Financial Times reported. Beats was founded in 2008 by Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine.Related: Hear That? Apple May Buy Beats Electronics in $3.2 Billion Mega Deal. 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Register Now » May 9, 2014last_img read more