The J’ouvert parade forms on Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Empire Boulevard. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. Four people were shot during the festival last year, and two, Tyreke Borel, 17, and Tiarah Poyau, 22, were killed. Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, said the announcement on Monday followed a weekend in which 20 people had been shot across the city. “We want to save lives.”Margaret Peters, 73, an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, was wounded during J’ouvert last year when a bullet struck her left arm and right hand.
Source:New York Times
August 21, 2017 23:26 UTC
I wanted to see this utterly ordinary but exceedingly rare phenomenon in the company of blue jays and chipmunks. I know only that something ineffable, something beyond the reach of my own language, happened in the everyday sky. And in the center of it all was a ring of fire in the sky, a thin sliver of flame that burned as brightly as the sun but was nothing at all like the sun. Like desire, it burned, burned, burned, and it made me feel puny and insignificant but also ablaze with life. The ancients believed an eclipse would bring the end of world, but the end of the world did not come for me.
Source:New York Times
August 21, 2017 23:26 UTC
Story highlights House Speaker Paul Ryan said he wished the President tweeted lessThroughout a town hall Monday, Ryan was asked about Trump's behavior(CNN) House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he believed President Donald Trump "messed up" in his response to the recent racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, when he equated neo-Nazis and white supremacists with counterprotesters. "I do believe that he messed up in his comments on Tuesday when it sounded like a moral equivocation or at the very least moral ambiguity when we need extreme moral clarity," Ryan t old CNN's Jake Tapper at a town hall in Racine, Wisconsin, referencing a news conference Trump had last week. The Wisconsin Republican's criticism of the President was clear and unsparing even as Ryan said that he believes the President has since clarified his comments. It's not the first time Ryan has criticized Trump's rhetoric, but his break with Trump was significant as the speaker prepares to work with the President on a full agenda this fall including tax reform and raising the debt ceiling. When asked by an audience member whether he would back censuring Trump, Ryan said he would not back such a measure, adding that the issue cannot devolve into a partisan fight.
August 21, 2017 23:20 UTC
Anthony KarczIt's only been a week, but the folks in Cupertino apparently used today's solar eclipse to give themselves a little iOS 11 beta mojo! David covered the iOS 11 Developer Beta (number 7 for those of you keeping track), but Apple apparently thought it was so solid that they could release the Public Beta after a couple of hours instead of waiting the full day! Public Beta 6 must be smaller because installation is fast. Much faster than the 20 or so minutes Public Beta 5 took. There was a focus in the developer release notes on end-of-support for 32-bit apps with this release (which is funny, because they actually ended support in Public Beta 4).
August 21, 2017 23:08 UTC
Denzel Washington will return to Broadway next spring in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Washington is one of the safest bets you can get on Broadway. After Lane's Iceman, Rudin made him the anchor of The Front Page on Broadway, and also produced the Oscar-nominated film version of Fences, starring original cast members Washington and Viola Davis. The latter has been in trouble for weeks, despite a Tony nom for best musical and an endorsement from Bill Murray himself. Speaking of racially contentious shows, Miss Saigon's Tony nominations seem to have had no effect, as its grosses continue to slide week after week.
August 21, 2017 23:04 UTC
Intel has refreshed its Kaby Lake processor offering today, with a particular focus on chips that are suitable for laptops and ultraportables. The eighth generation Intel Core processors promise up to forty percent jump in performance and will be known as Kaby Lake R, with the R standing for refresh. Which means the new MacBook machines from Apple are going to be a natural fit. What it does do is solidify, at least in my mind, Tim Cook’s strategy for the MacBook portfolio. Instead, the MacBook range looks to be morphing towards the smartphone and tablet mode of sales… yearly updates of hardware with small incremental changes as often as possible.
August 21, 2017 23:03 UTC
Story highlights Experts from a recently canceled climate change panel spoke to CNNThey warned about the potential suppression of climate change findings(CNN) The Trump administration has fired another shot at the scientific community, this time dismantling a federal advisory committee on climate change. CNN has obtained a copy of the email sent from acting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Benjamin Friedman. The advisory committee's big work was coming once a congressionally mandated climate report was released; the federal report, required every four years, provides a comprehensive statement from the scientific community on where the nation stands in relation to climate change. The advisory committee would then make recommendations to government agencies based on those findings. The Trump administration's dismissal of the advisory committee on climate change, first reported by The Washington Post, will not affect the completion of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, according to NOAA, which says the report remains a key priority.
August 21, 2017 23:03 UTC
President Trump unveiled a new strategy for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Aug. 21. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)President Trump unveiled a new strategy for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Aug. 21. In a nod to concerns among his supporters that his decision marks a retrenchment in Afghanistan, Trump insisted that the United States would not provide “unlimited” support and resources. As president, Trump has used bellicose rhetoric to describe his military objectives, even as he has resisted being specific about his plans and objectives. But foreign policy analysts said Trump’s decision on Afghanistan is tricky because his strategy does not represent a radical departure from the past.
August 21, 2017 22:47 UTC
I discovered that the more quickly we could get our focus onto solutions rather than problems, the better results we would achieve. For years, mental health professionals have taught people to “talk about their problems.” Unfortunately, there is no empirical evidence that supports that talking or thinking about problems will naturally lead people to solutions. If we continue to allow ourselves to focus on problems, we will actually have more problems. If you are thinking and talking about your problems, you are going to feel lousy and perform accordingly. If you want to perform at or above your potential, you must learn to focus your thoughts on solutions instead of problems.
August 21, 2017 22:41 UTC
An Orange County jury on Monday swiftly found a 79-year-old retired barber guilty of fatally shooting a urologist inside the doctor’s Newport Beach office in 2013. If jurors determine Elkus was insane at the time of the killing, he will be sent to a mental health facility. Elkus is not playing with a full deck,” she told jurors during closing statements last week. Around 2 p.m. Jan. 28, 2013, Elkus checked in at Gilbert’s office and was led to an examination room. “Ron Gilbert was a human being and he gets his day in court too,” Murphy told jurors.
Source:Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2017 22:32 UTC
Diversity, according to campus dogma, provides real educational benefits. Counting and mingling students and professors by race, ethnicity or gender is supposed to broaden perspectives and enhance classroom learning. Maybe that’s true in the academic departments built on identity politics. But what critical perspective does a black academic bring to microbiology, civil engineering, or pre-1700 state formation in Ethiopia that a white scholar cannot? What distinctive viewpoint does a Hispanic professor rely on to explain...
2:18Five Terror Suspects Killed as Second Attack Hits SpainJust hours after Islamic State claimed responsibility for a terror strike in Barcelona on Thursday, police shot and killed five men in the seaside town of Cambrils, after they plowed a vehicle into a group of civilians and a police patrol.
Steve Bannon may be gone from the White House, but his trade agenda survives in the form of Robert Lighthizer. Last week the U.S. Trade Representative opened renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), and he has made reducing U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada his top priority. But what good is success for Mr. Lighthizer if it means failure for President Trump’s agenda of faster growth? Free trade is always good for consumers, but Nafta has also been a boon to North American producers....
Colorado's top prosecutor won't prosecute an elector who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton even though state law required him to. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday announced she won't charge elector Micheal Baca. The so-called "Hamilton electors" tried to convince electors who were pledged to vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to unite behind a consensus candidate to deny Trump the presidency. Clinton won Colorado and judges found that state law required Baca to vote for her. Coffman said she wants to focus on improving election laws rather than giving Baca a platform in a criminal trial.
August 21, 2017 22:30 UTC
The defenestration of Steve Bannon will bring some badly needed calm to the White House, at least in the short term. But the deepest crisis of confidence in American foreign policy since the 1940s isn’t going away. Neither is Mr. Bannon, as he told me in a late-night telephone conversation over the weekend. President Trump’s highest officials remain committed, one way or another, to defending the global order the U.S. has been building since the Truman era. That includes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary...
August 21, 2017 22:18 UTC