Saturday, February 23, 2008

Portrait of a Mother

Rochelle (che), my niece, with daughters Francine, 4 years old, and Emily, 4 months old.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

bibs the amateur photographer...

Pics taken from New York Museum of Arts by bibs

With cousin DJ of Chicago in New York

With Kuyas somewhere in California..

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Thousands of Students Locked In

Alex Urosevic/Sun Media

The Police said it may have been a camera tripod sticking out instead of a firearm..But it is comforting to know that the Standard Procedures was executed to perfection just in case it maybe a real firearm in the future..


(Alex Urosevic/Sun Media)
OAKVILLE -- Thousands of Sheridan College students were locked down after a teacher and eight students thought they saw a gun sticking out of a person's knapsack.
But after almost three hours of huddling in darkened, locked rooms or under desks at the Trafalgar Rd. campus south of Upper Middle Rd., Halton police believe the protruding weapon was a camera tripod.

College President Dr. Robert Turner said a professor and some of his students thought they saw a "long tubular object" sticking out of the man sack and feared it was a firearm.

The lock down was announced by a school-wide public address system. Gordon said police acted as if they were dealing with an armed man and classes were cleared in a methodical way.

Art student Brittany Stewart said her teacher sprung into action after hearing the lock down announcement. "She automatically turned everything off, told us to be quiet and she closed the door and locked it," Stewart said. "I think one of the other students put a chair in front of it. By the time this happened, I finally realized what was going on and they secured the room."

She said she had trouble believing the announcement stating the lock down was not a drill. "And they repeated, 'This is not a drill,' I was dumbstruck," Stewart said. "It was kind of scary."

Banking student Jamie Basil said it was her teacher and fellow students who saw the man they thought was armed.

Kandise Barron was so spooked by the episode, she and a classmate hid in a closet for 45 minutes after two police officers rattled the door and told them they could come out, the glass-blowing program student said.

"They asked us to come out but we didn't come out," Barron said. "The mood was a little bit untrusting. It was quite frightening, actually."

Barron had been working on a project in a noisy studio and never heard any announcement about the lock down, when another student came in and hurriedly turned out the lights.

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All Schools, from Kindergarten to University are doing regular drills for emergency especially if it involves firearms spotted in the vicinity..Police and Special Forces are immediately dispatch to deal with the emergency and if involves like the incident described in the articles above, won't declare the all-clear until the whole campus is searched and found safe..may take hours as the one above, even in a false alarm..always better safe than sorry later..

Sunday, February 03, 2008

India's 'Doctor Kidney' safe at GTA (Toronto Area)

Dr. Amet Kumar is wanted in India

The Doctor wanted by Indian Police and has been the subject of the rarely used RED NOTICE warrant for being the suspected Leader of the underground Kidney Trafficking Ring that illegally harvested hundreds of kidneys by either duping the source or forcing at gunpoint to give up a kidney for transplant to wealthy clients, Indians or Foreigners, is for the Meantime Safe with his Wife and children at his Greater Toronto Home..

It is illegal in India to sell a kidney; the Interpol warrant charges Kumar with "crimes against life and health" and being part of a criminal enterprise.

Neighbours said the Kumars, wife Poonam Ameet and two sons ages 5 and 4 moved to the Area last April and the children attend a local private school..

Documents obtained by the Star show the couple bought a 4-bedroom home at Pali Drive (city of Brampton**) in a predominantly Indian neighbourhood of Bovaird Dr. and Airport Rd. In April 2007 for $610,000..***
**Brampton is a city southwest of Toronto approximately 30 kms from downtown with Mississauga in Between..
***$610,000 is above average for a house in the area, which usually top at $500,000..

Neighbours have a mixed impression towards the doctor; some say he’s some kind of introvert, some say he’s candid and up front and some said they joke about him at parties that he must be loaded to have such a young and beautiful wife but none was prepared to hear about the news of what he was alleged to be...

A spokesman for the RCMP said that they have limited information about the Indian Investigation but had been in touch through Interpol...

Modus Operandi: Teams of Kidney Scouts roamed the labour market in Delhi and cities in Uttar Praddesh, the poorest Indian’s state in search for potential donors..some prospect were offered outright for one of their kidneys for $1000 to $2500 and others were forced at gunpoint or drugged...The syndicate charges $50,000 for Transplant....