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first_imgBy the University of Colorado Student Government It’s that time of year again: nervous freshmen are moving in, the bookstore is buzzing, and the ever-popular syllabus week is in full swing. The beginning of the year is an exciting time for all Buffs; although it’s bittersweet to say goodbye to summer, an exciting new year awaits us, filled with friends, fun, caffeine, and… studying until 4 a.m. in Nolin every now and then.The beginning of the year also marks a special time, as we prepare to break out our black and gold and head on down to the state capitol for not only the first, but the most important football game of the season: Buffs vs. Rams.This Friday, Aug. 29, marks the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. We Buffs take pride in our city, our school, and our team, and it’s time once again to support the Buffs in Denver as they take on Colorado State. While we all share the excitement for this important game, it’s worth remembering that your actions at the stadium reflect on our university, our students, and our legacy.We all know that the rivalry between CU and CSU is in overdrive this time of year, and that emotions can run high. But, it’s important to remember that inappropriate behavior has repercussions not only down Denver, but back home, too. We take pride in our university, so let’s take the responsibly seriously for showing our state that the Buffaloes value good sportsmanship.Think before you act, take care of one another, have fun, and stand proud, Shoulder to Shoulder.GO BUFFS! Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 28, 2014 last_img read more

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first_imgHome Huawei continues camera focus with new flagships Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Español El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Steve Costello AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 MAR 2018 Huawei unveiled its latest premium smartphone, P20, which sees further adoption of the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology, accompanied by a Pro version which made the headlines for its triple camera set-up.Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group (pictured), said the reason for the use of P20 brand rather than P11 was because of the “big jump and new technologies”, although in many ways the device is a fairly standard upgrade over 2017’s P10.The larger device has also become Pro rather than Plus, he said, because “this time we are introducing professional camera technologies” into the smartphone. Yu pointed out the Huawei brand on the rear of the device is now vertical rather than horizontal, so it is the right way around when used in landscape mode – the orientation for traditional cameras.Camera and AIDual camera smartphones have fallen into one of two camps: RGB paired with monochrome sensor, as Huawei has used, or standard and telephoto lenses, as supported by Apple’s iPhone X.P20 Pro mixes this up, with a 40MP RGB sensor, 20MP monochrome sensor, and 8MP sensor with telephoto lens.Developed in partnership again with Leica, the smartphone features an “exclusive Leica colour temperature sensor for better colour reproduction” and a new Leica 3x telephoto lens for long-range photography.The standard P20 continues the model used with Huawei’s earlier dual-camera smartphones, with 12MP colour and 20MP monochrome sensors.Huawei said the devices achieve DxOMark scores of 109 (P20 Pro) and 102 (P20), putting them ahead of Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2S – announced earlier on the same day.The devices are powered by Huawei’s Kirin 970 chip, which includes an AI-focused neural processing unit. As with earlier devices, such as the Mate 10 and Honor View 10, this enables automatic scene selection, with the addition of AI image stabilisation, to steady night shots without a tripod.New to the camera is 4D predictive focus, calculating moving objects and focusing on them to capture detail, and P20 also features AI-assisted composition, providing intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.Both P20 and P20 Pro feature a 24MP selfie camera, with “AI beautification” and 3D portrait lighting.Design and performanceThe P20 sees the screen size creeping up: while the P10 had a 5.1-inch display, P20 offers a 5.8-inch full HD+ display. Similarly, the P10 Plus featured a 5.5-inch screen, which compares with the 6.1-inch P20 Pro.Huawei also adopted a “notch” similar to Apple’s iPhone X, although Yu pointed out it is smaller, so more space is available for on-screen notifications.The AI features have also been extended to the audio: in partnership with Dolby, the device detects the type of audio being listened to in order to optimise performance, and the AI can also distinguish between voice and background sound to cancel out unnecessary noise.And the smartphone also features AI-driven power management.The device has ultra-thin bezels and “impressive screen-to-body ratios” for better viewing experiences. The smartphone comes in black, midnight blue, and “two all-new gradient colours”, twilight and pink gold, which create “vivid, yet gradual” changes of hue.A front-mounted fingerprint scanner can also be used to fill the same role as the three on-screen buttons on Android devices, and are designed to simplify unlock and navigation while freeing-up space on the display.Pricing for P20 starts at €649 in 4GB RAM, 128GB storage configuration, with P20 Pro at €899 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.Porsche DesignAlso announced was Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, designed in partnership with the “exclusive luxury brand”, with pricing starting at €1,695.This device shares many of the technologies of P20 Pro, including the triple camera, but features an in-display fingerprint sensor on the front (in addition to rear-mounted scanner) and 6-inch curved 2K display.center_img Related Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Previous ArticleInterview: CITRIXNext ArticleWalmart shelves Alipay in western China Tags FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Huaweilast_img read more

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first_img Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login By Alessandro Pasetti 16/01/2020 Premium subscriber LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* Reset Your Password Easier to start where we left it last week, when I argued:“What I’d love – given that its original plan to grow aggressively via large M&A has been apparently shelved – is a trucking/contract logistics break-up story that a few investors, too, I gather, would find very attractive if properly crafted and marketed.”Whether bragging hard now is deserved or not after yesterday’s news (screen grab below), what matters is that XPO Logistics is pulling out all the stops to drive ... Reset LOGIN Email* Password*last_img read more

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first_img Mail × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… × NBC Sports × Inappropriate / Offensive (7802) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Other $14.99$18.00 0 The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… × The League Twelve Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Shares (657) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Displayed poorly Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive × Other Shop Now Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Other ENDS IN Bestseller Bestseller ENDS IN Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller $0.00 ENDS IN × Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant $37.99 Other LocalSportsJournal.comThe North Muskegon boys soccer team held tough on Monday in a 3-2 loss to Division 4 defending champions Leland.North Muskegon led the game on two different occasions before Leland tied the game with four minutes left and ultimately scored the game winning goal with 43 seconds remaining.Hudson Richards led the Norse with a goal and an assist while Dylan Schultz had a goal and Trevor Schultz had an assists.Goalkeeper Jake Hoffer had seven saves for North Muskegon who falls to 1-1-1 overall on the season.FRUITPORT CALVARY 3, NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN 1 – The Eagles came back from a 1-0 deficit on Monday night to win 3-1 in a non-conference game.Ethan Pollock scored off an assist from Luke Assaad to tie the game at 1-1 before Pollock scored again to give Fruitport Calvary a 2-1 lead off an assist from Ben Zelenka.The final Eagle goal came from Ben Pollock while goalkeeper Jose Wetzig had eight saves in the victory.REETHS-PUFFER 1, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 1 – The Reeths-Puffer and Western Michigan Christian soccer teams tied on Monday night in a non-conference game.Owen Varnado gave the Warriors a 1-0 lead early in the game when he scored off an assist from Charlie Alfree.In the second half, Dominic Lopez of the Rockets scored off an assist from Ashton Carpenter to tie the game at 1-1.Warrior goalkeeper Jamison Goorman had seven saves on the night while DaMario Chapman had 12 saves for the Rockets. ENDS IN Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 ENDS IN × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Ads by Amazon Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… (34271) $49.95 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … Fox Sports Go Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Bestseller (822) Not relevant Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive (2) DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN × Other Report a problem This item is… Other DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Not relevant Ads by Amazon Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive (31628) DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 $15.29$17.99 Displayed poorly $9.99 (17612) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Share (117) DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgNigeria coach Gernot Rohr says his team will be happy to welcome John Obi Mikel back and hopes the Super Eagles captain can help the 3-time champions win a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt in July.The 31-year-old, who is yet to feature for Nigeria since the 2018 World Cup in Russia, last month, completed a short-term move to English Championship side, Middlesbrough after terminating his contract with Chinese topflight outfit, Tianjin Teda.“Oh, we are very happy that our captain (Mikel Obi) is now in a good club (Middlesbrough) and I hope that he will play very often to find the rhythm again,” the former Burkina Faso and Gabon coach said.“We will be watching him; we always stay in contact with all our players, and of course, with him also.”However, Rohr maintained that Mikel would have to be ‘very fit’ and ‘playing well’ for Boro to make a return to the Eagles.“He has to be very fit but I think he will work on it. And if he is playing well for the club, it is like that for the other players who want to play with us; who have the motivation to come with us, they have to do well in the club, and then there is a chance to comeback.“We would be happy to see him back, and I think it could be a wonderful dream for Obi Mikel to come and to win the AFCON with Nigeria,” the 65-year-old concluded.Nigeria will know their 2019 AFCON foes on 12 April when the draws for the competition will be staged in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.Mikel is expected back in the team ahead of next month’s dead-rubber AFCON qualifying fixture against Seychelles and an international friendly match with Egypt both in Asaba, Delta StateRelatedMikel Can Return For AFCON 2019 – RohrNovember 23, 2018In “National Team”INSIDE AFCON 2019: Rohr Begins Search For Mikel Obi’s Replacement in Super Eagles SquadJuly 17, 2019In “AFCON”AFCON 2019: Gernot Rohr Praises Mikel’s Commitment to the Super EaglesJune 6, 2019In “AFCON”last_img read more

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first_imgConstruction at Orlando Stadium in Soweto in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Infrastructure development ahead of the tournament is one driver in the massive rise in mergers and acquisitions activity in the country.Mary AlexanderWith deals worth R82-billion (US$10.4-billion), foreign direct investment (FDI) in South Africa surged 400% in 2007, up from R18-billion ($2.3-billion) in 2006, according to the Ernst & Young Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2007.Released on Tuesday 11 March, the report reveals that much of this growth was spurred by investment from other emerging economies.“This trend was signified by the largest transaction of the year, the sale of a 20% stake in the Standard Bank group to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China,” says Dave Thayser, director for Ernst & Young transaction advisory services.Approved by 95% of shareholders in December 2007 and valued at R36.5-billion ($4.6-billion), the Chinese bank’s investment is a serial record-breaker. It’s the largest FDI in South Africa, the largest in Africa, and the largest, globally, by a Chinese bank.Not quite at the level of the Commercial Bank of China deal, but by no means small, the other driver of the 400% FDI inflow was the R25-billion ($3.2-billion) acquisition by Bain Capital, a multinational private-equity group, of South Africa’s Edcon. With CNA, Boardmans, Red Square, Jet and other brands under its belt, Edcon is one of South Africa’s leading retail groups.Ernst & Young’s Sean McPhee said international investors looking for higher yields found emerging economies a good bet. “We are encountering more and more foreign private equity groups that find the South African market attractive,” he said.“This stems from the growth our market is experiencing, access to resource-rich Africa, and the opportunities in infrastructure development.”Mergers, acquisitions and empowermentThe record FDI growth is seen as the main factor behind the 51.1% rise in total mergers and acquisitions (M&A) value in South Africa in 2007. Hitting another historic South African record, the year saw the signing of M&A deals worth R514-billion ($65-billion), with the top ten valued at R208.1-billion ($26.3-billion).Ernst & Young attributes much of this growth to black economic empowerment (BEE), which tends to encourage both the dissolution of traditional corporate structures and dynamic M&A deal-making. Empowerment deals jumped 71% in 2007 to R96-billion ($12.1-billion), another record. For every R100-million spent on a merger, some R20-million was spent on BEE.“M&A transactions constitute one of the dimensions of BEE and it consequently has become an important, perhaps crucial, aspect of M&A activity over the past few years,” said Thayser.One reason for the rise in BEE deals was the final publication of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Codes of Good Practice in 2007, which brought much-needed clarity to empowerment activity.Head of BEE at Ernst & Young, Sugan Palanee, said codes required companies to review their plans because they required less emphasis on equity ownership as the first priority. Other aspects of BEE, such as black participation in business and procurement from black business, have become more important.Infrastructure development and 2010Another driver was South Africa’s massive infrastructure development drive ahead of the 2010 Fifa Football World Cup. One of the largest BEE deals of the year, worth R7.6-billion ($961-million), was the sale of a substantial stake in cement company Holcim to the Afrisam BEE consortium. According to the latest Business Monitor International (BMI) infrastructure report, the South African construction industry has seen impressive growth in the last few years, with much potential for future expansion.“The forthcoming 2010 Fifa Football World Cup is expected to provide a tremendous boost to infrastructure development in the country,” said Thayser. “BMI expects the industry to grow at 6.14% during 2008 to 2012.”In 2007 many more construction-sector firms listed on the JSE, South Africa’s stock exchange, than in the previous year.“Once listed, the first thing many companies embark upon is bedding down one or more acquisitions, which are often important for the company to move from being a regional to a national player,” says John Wetton, Director at Ernst & Young “Reasons for consolidation are numerous, but one of the primary drivers of this trend is the increased complexity of the business environment.”Consolidation between existing players also became apparent, as well as deals intended to diversify the interests of existing players. The largest example during 2007 was the decision of the Royal Bafokeng Holdings to buy short term insurance company Mutual and Federal for R8-billion ($1-billion).“The private equity sector continued in 2007 where it left off in 2006,” said Thayser. “In the latter year, we reported that private equity had come of age in South Africa, with a number of major deals having been announced as well as record activity evident in funding.”This rapid growth has also brought with it greater shareholder assertiveness. “The feature of 2007 was a rise in shareholder activism broadly defined, or at least an apparent rise due to an appreciable increase in the volume of the verbal interplay,” said Thayser. “Three deals in 2007 really cemented the extraordinary power of institutional shareholders in SA and their increasing propensity to use this influence.”These deals were the bid by furniture and transport company Steinhoff for furniture retailer JD Group, the bid for Rainbow by conglomerate Remgro and Brait’s private equity bid for Shoprite.Thayser was reasonably confident in South Africa’s M&A prospects for 2008. “Pipelines of listings and private equity transactions remain strong and private local equity companies remain flush with cash,” he said. “Overall, confidence seems high that the South African economy will proceed modestly this year and M&A overall will be down – but not out.”Related articlesSouth Africa’s economyBlack economic empowermentInfrastructure developmentUseful linksErnst & Young South AfricaDepartment of Trade and IndustryIndustrial and Commercial Bank of ChinaStandard BankBain CapitalEdconlast_img read more

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first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In 2006, this this video about BumpTop became a hit on YouTube. The video showed a physics driven 3D desktop environment with an innovative menu system. Today, a bit more than two and a half years later, after numerous closed alpha and beta versions, and after adding a number of cool features, BumpTop‘s developer Anand Agarawala and his team are finally ready to open up BumpTop to everybody (Windows only for now). BumpTop will come in two versions: a free, somewhat restricted version, and a fully-featured ‘pro’ version. BumpTop has given us 200 free pro versions to give away to our readers. You can find details about how to claim yours at the end of this post. FeaturesWe could describe BumpTop in every singly detail, but the best way to experience it is really to see it in action: Tags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Among some of BumpTop’s most interesting features are its innovative, free-form method of selecting items on the desktop, the ability to flip through piles of files (with your mouse-wheel, or through an actual flipping motion if you have a touch-screen), and its highly intuitive pie menu system, which you invoke to sort files on the desktop or to create new piles, for example. To search for a file on the desktop, by the way, you just have to start typing. Twitter and Facebook on Your Desktop Since its last couple of releases, BumpTop has added a number of new features, including drag and drop support for Twitter and Facebook. Now, you only need to drop a picture onto the big Twitter or Facebook icons on your desktop, and they will be uploaded to Twitpic and/or your Facebook photo account. You can also now subscribe to any Media RSS feed (from Flickr, for example), and the photos on your background will regularly update with new pictures from this feed. After you zoom in to a picture, you can use a simple swiping motion with your mouse or finger to move to the next picture.Reinventing the DesktopBumpTop, at its core, is trying to reinvent the desktop as we know it. While we have our choice of desktop environments today (Windows, OSX, KDE, GNOME, etc.), the core experience between them doesn’t really vary too much. The basic principles, like organizing files in folders, for example, might look different, but the basic functionality is always the same. With BumpTop, however, users can recreate their own physical desktops, which aren’t usually organized in neat folders. Indeed, most computer desktops, are also cluttered with random files that were just saved on the desktop without any regard for organization. That’s where the power of BumpTop comes in. While organizing files in folders might sounds good, http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=288392.288596″>studies from Microsoft going back as far as 1998 has shown that we are usually far better at recalling information from our spatial memory than at recalling information from texts. Agarawala acknowledged that BumpTop might not be for everyone. He did, however, also stress that BumpTop does not use any gratuitous 3D effects for the sake of it. And indeed, the 3D part of BumpTop is relatively subdued and only really comes into play  when you zoom in to the pictures on the wall or when you create (and destroy) piles of files on your desktop. Coming Soon: APIs, Connected Desktops, and, at some point, a Mac Version Agarawala and his team also have big plans for BumpTop’s future. Not only are they planning to open up an API which will allow developers to create widgets on top of BumpTop, but BumpTop also plans to connect multiple desktops with each other over the Internet in the future, which would allow coworkers to easily move documents from one desktop to another. The BumpTop team also plans to release a Mac version in the future, but given the size of the team, the company is currently focusing on the Windows platform first. Verdict There can also be no doubt that there is some novelty factor to the application, though unlike many other similar projects, BumpTop doesn’t feel gimmicky and actually provides a number of very useful features. It is easy to get sidetracked by the cool visuals, but underneath all of this, BumpTop actually provides some very compelling functionality. In our interview last week, Agarawala freely acknowledged that BumpTop might not work for everyone. While it is easy to suspend your disbelief as you are working in the BumpTop environment, any application that you start outside of the app will quickly bring you back to reality (though the BumpTop team does have some ideas for how to solve this problem as well). If you are interested in trying out a new desktop, however, then BumpTop is definitely worth a try. Get Your Free Pro Version BumpTop comes in two versions: a free version, which only includes support for two post It notes, and which doesn’t feature pile flipping, multi-touch support, and another cool feature that automatically makes frequently used files. BumpTop Pro version, which will sell for $29, includes all of these features, as well as the ability to ‘toss’ files to USB keys and CDs. If you are one of the first 200 readers to follow this link and leave your email address, BumpTop will send you a license key for the Pro version. last_img read more

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first_imgjon mitchell Tags:#Google#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google has updated sitelinks, the column of sub-links beneath a Google search result that allows navigation straight to pages within a main site. The update makes sitelinks more visible, gives them flexible rankings based on the particular search query, increases the maximum number from eight to 12, and establishes a clearer hierarchy for the domains of search results.Under the hood, the update also improves the quality of sitelink results. The signals Google uses specifically to generate and rank sitelinks, such as the link structure of a site, are now combined with the overall ranking algorithm, so main search results and sitelinks are now ranked and displayed based on one unified set of principles.Sitelinks can be managed by site administrators from Google’s Webmaster Tools. Now that sitelinks have flexible rankings, Webmaster Tools allows administrators to suggest demotions, with a maximum of 100 demotions per site, instead of setting a fixed list of sitelinks. The option for one-line sitelinks has not changed, and Google says that “existing best practices for the link structure of your site are still relevant today,” despite the updated ranking system.Sitelinks before today’s changes:Sitelinks after today’s changes: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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first_imgTORONTO – What drives some people to sadistic violent sex remains poorly understood but Paul Bernardo’s contention that feelings of inadequacy led him to commit his savage crimes is junk, an expert familiar with the serial rapist and killer said on Friday.At his failed parole hearing this week, Bernardo argued among other things that a speech impediment as a child and later anxiety over his sexual prowess moved him to dominate girls and young women as a way to boost his low self-esteem.“That’s rubbish,” said Dr. John Bradford, a forensic psychiatrist who thoroughly assessed Bernardo ahead of his trial more than two decades ago. “People don’t go around raping and committing sadistic homicides because they have low self-esteem.”People who perpetrate the kinds of horrific things Bernardo did have a deviation in the direction of sexual sadism — usually referred to as a coercive sexual or paraphilic disorder. Those with the condition are aroused by sexual violence and need the violent component to become aroused.In Bernardo’s case, that meant 14 increasingly violent rapes of random girls and young women in the late 1980s and early ’90s culminating in the kidnapping, torture and killing of two girls in their mid-teens.What exactly causes such deviance is not known but some evidence exists of physical brain damage to the front part of the brain. It’s in that area that our centres of aggression and sexuality are located next to each other. Whether the damage happened in the uterus or subsequently is not clear when it comes to the sexually sadistic.“He’s not just evil; he ended up where he ended up,” Bradford told The Canadian Press. “People who have this problem have had their temporal lobe damaged in some way. There’s something that’s gone wrong.”Most people have what psychiatry terms “sexual preference.” Generally, that means attraction to someone of roughly similar age and, usually but not always, to someone of the opposite sex. When that preference goes seriously awry, adults might turn their attention to children or become the kind of monster Bernardo was — a psychopath incapable of understanding or being affected by the suffering of others.Bernardo, now 54, told the parole hearing that he didn’t derive pleasure from hurting his victims. He was too preoccupied with his own feelings and needs, he said, displaying classical signs of self-absorption and narcissism that left the parole board panel unimpressed with his claim that he is “nice to everybody” and that he no longer poses a risk to reoffend.“There’s no cure for psychopathy,” Bradford said. “But the risk of violence can be mitigated with treatment.”Drugs and intensive therapy that can help ensure sexual deviants refrain from violence might have worked for Bernardo had he sought help in his teens, Bradford said. Doing so, however, would have required his understanding of just how abnormal he was becoming.“Part of the difficulty is that sex is pleasurable, so the urge may be stronger than any glimmer of insight,” Bradford said.At the same time, there is strong scientific evidence that the risk of reoffending declines with age. Data show rape to be mostly a crime of young males — 18 to 25 — and the risk of recidivism as one approaches 65 years of age drops to close to zero. But assessing the risk posed by violent sexual deviants who do get released is hard to do.At this week’s hearing, the mothers of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, the two girls Bernardo raped and killed, made an emotional plea to keep him behind bars until he dies. They noted he has never apologized for his crimes, and said that any tears he claims to shed over his horrific acts are for self-serving show.Bradford, a professor of psychiatry at McMaster University and professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa where he was head of forensic psychiatry, is currently writing up a study of 10 sexual deviants who were found not criminally responsible for their acts by reason of a mental disorder.All have been treated and have now been in the community for at least 15 years with zero recidivism, he said. But it’s a small group because people who commit these kinds of crimes are generally never released so the actual recidivism risk becomes impossible to study.“Sexually motivated homicide is extremely rare and therefore it’s difficult to study, and very few people ever get released,” the psychiatrist said.The parole board will have to reconsider Bernardo’s case in two years — unless he asks them not to. Regardless, it is unlikely Bernardo will walk the streets again given the enormity of his crimes. The flipside of the imprisonment coin is Bernardo has been locked up in solitary confinement for 25 years and that also does damage, Bradford said.“I don’t think he’ll ever be released,” Bradford said. “They’d worry about the perception. The parole board would tend to look at this as a punishment trajectory rather than a rehabilitation trajectory.”last_img read more

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first_imgMichael Anderson, who directed iconic movies Around the World in 80 Days and Logan’s Run, has died.The London-born filmmaker passed away at his home in the Sunshine Coast in B.C. after a battle with heart disease on April 25, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 98.Anderson won acclaim for 1957 adventure-comedy Around the World in 80 Days, which followed English gentleman Phileas Fogg (David Niven) as he attempted to circumnavigate the world in eighty days. Advertisement Twitter Facebook The three-hour long movie, based on the novel by Jules Verne, also featured cameos from Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra, John Gielgud and Marlene Dietrich.Around the World in 80 Days was named Best Picture and won a total of five Academy Awards, however, Anderson lost out on the Best Director prize to director George Stevens.The director also helmed iconic war movie The Dam Busters in 1955 and 1976 sci-fi drama Logan’s Run, which starred Michael York and Jenny Agutter.Anderson was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Directors Guild of Canada in 2012.He is survived by his third wife, actress Adrienne Ellis, whom he married in 1977. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Michael Anderson, left, Mike Todd, middle, and Frank Sinatra on the set of “Around the World in 80 Days.” (Bill Doll & Co. photo via Wikipedia) Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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