Kavinda Herath / Stuff Paul Jones has hired a private investigator to look into how his son drowned in a wastewater pond in Gore A grieving Southland dad says he is becoming increasingly frustrated with a lack of communication from police who are reviewing the investigation into his son’s death. More than two years after Paul Jones’ son Lachie was found dead in the Gore District Council’s wastewater ponds, he’s still searching for answers about how his son got there. “There are so many unanswered questions and there are just no answers coming from them at all. It’s not like this is a burglary or something like that – this is the death of my three-year-old son.’’ Jones said a police officer had told him it could take a year for the investigation to be concluded. READ MORE: Gore dad hires private investigator over toddler's death in wastewater pond Police looking again at mysterious death in Gore He said Detective Inspector Shona Low was not taking his phone … [Read more...] about Still no answers for grieving dad after his son dies in a wastewater pond
Cook Islands officials have announced passengers from New Zealand will not be granted entry in the wake of new Covid-19 cases , cancelling an upcoming flight. Health authorities were asking passengers from a flight last Friday to self-isolate. On Sunday evening (New Zealand time), a media release said the Cook Islands Cabinet had met and considered advice and recommendations from officials regarding New Zealand’s recent changes in alert levels . David White/Stuff A one-way travel bubble has opened, with the first flight from the Cook Islands touching down at Auckland International Airport. (Video first published January 21, 2021) “Based on the advice they received, Cabinet has decided not to allow the passengers booked on the next flight arriving on the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd March 2021 (CKT) to enter the Cook Islands.” READ MORE: Covid-19: Will the Cook Islands dengue outbreak hinder plans for the travel bubble? Covid-19: Cook Islands … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Flight to Cook Islands cancelled in wake of new cases
I know you’ve always thought to yourself, wouldn’t it be great if my Mac could see me songs? Or wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could make someone elses Mac sing songs? Well, you’re going to be thrilled to discover that, yes, your Mac can actually sing, thanks to the text-to-speech engine and the intonation of some of the built in voices bundled with Mac OS X. How to Make a Mac Sing Songs To make your Mac sing a few classic songs, you’ll need to use the Terminal. • Launch the Terminal app (found in /Applications/Utilities/ or with Spotlight) • Then type or or copy and paste the following commands into the Terminal, followed by the return key: Make the Mac Sing “Hall of the Mountain King” say -v Cellos "di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di" Make the Mac Sing “Funeral March” say -v Bad News "di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di di" I originally labeled this … [Read more...] about Make a Mac Sing Songs
Steve Jobs death certificate has revealed the official cause of death to be respiratory arrest, with “metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor” as the underlying cause. The certificate, as mentioned by Bloomberg , also notes that the death occurred five years after the onset of the tumor, which suggests that Jobs had a recurrence of cancer sometime in 2006. Mr Jobs was initially diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003, which was followed in 2004 by a surgery to remove the tumor. Initially thought to be a successful surgery, in 2009, Steve Jobs then underwent a liver transplant for unspecified reasons. Jobs took his final medical leave in January of 2011, before resigning as CEO of Apple in August, and passing away at about 3:00pm on October 5, 2011. The death certificate listed his occupation as “entrepreneur”, and also notes that Steve Jobs died in his Palo Alto, California home. He was buried at an unspecified non-denominational cemetary in … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs Death Certificate Reveals Cause of Death to be Respiratory Arrest Due to Metastatic Pancreatic Tumor
Think back over the Year of COVID: what images strike in your mind? Correspondent Martha Teichner asked six prominent public figures to remember and reflect. "Just empty cities across the world," said urban studies theorist Richard Florida. "Broadway, just empty," said "Hamilton" star Renée Elise Goldsberry. "Store after store, first closing, and then shutting down," said economist Laura Tyson. Civil rights advocate Mary Frances Berry said, "People are parked day, after day, after day." "Masks, so that'd be number one," said psychologist Steven Pinker. "Number two would be the Zoom checker box." Chef José Andrés said, "Americans in hunger lines, in food lines, sometimes for hours." For Teichner, the snapshot is of lines – food lines, and the lines to sign up for unemployment … the lines to be tested for coronavirus, then to vote … and now, a year into the pandemic, to be vaccinated. What, she asked, has this done to us as a nation psychologically? "The honest answer … [Read more...] about COVID-19 after one year: What will the future bring?