A series of homicide detectives in Toronto are investigating upon the death of two individuals who died after they died from using party drugs at the VELD Music Festival over the long weekend. These two individuals have yet to been named by the Toronto Police Department. There were also thirteen people who were hospitalized due to this party drug, those same thirteen people still remain in the hospital to this day.
The Toronto Deputy Chief Mark Saunders spoke at a news conference this Monday where he said the following, “We as of right now aren’t willing to release the names or age of the two people who passed away this long weekend. We can confirm that they passed away at the Hospital. We believe that this party drug was laced with some kind of poison which resulted in internal bleeding. Their organs collapsed upon themselves and caused for internal bleeding. The thirteen who still remain in hospital are no longer in critical condition but still are in the hospital in order to ensure their safety and health.”
The party drug is considered to be either ecstasy or GHB, both of these drugs nearly have the same formula. As of right now the Toronto Police Department are un-aware of who sold these people these drugs as those who took them fear the consequences of what will happen to them after they’ve left the Hospital.
We will continue to inform you on any updates on this story.
Earlier on last week two men lured a squirrel to the edge of the Grand Canyon where then they kicked the squirrel off the Grand Canyon to its inevitable death. It’s unknown as to when this took place or when this video was taken. Unfortunately when a video is posted onto YouTube it only tells you the date of when the video was posted but not the date of when the video was taken. The police won’t know the exact date of when this video was taken, it could of been taken more than two years ago or it could of been taken last week.
Kirby-Lynn Sheldowski, a spokeswoman for the Grand Canyon national park spoke to reporters from all around Northern America after the Grand Canyon National Park held a press conference. She said the following, “We aren’t sure if this video is a hoax or real, from what we can tell the terrain matches a certain geological location that sports a large amount of squirrels. As of right now we know that authorities have requested that YouTube provide every detail they have on this video and the user who posted it. When this man is found he will be charged with animal cruelty and a series of other charges.”
This video went viral and sparked massive attention from media outlets all around Northern America. Those who love animals or respect life want answers for what this man has done. They want to see him go to prison for his cruel actions towards an innocent creature.
Heather Holmes, a reporter for the Oakland KTVU was robbed earlier on this week when she was reporting on a robbery that took place earlier on that day. This news story made its way to viral status after Miss. Holmes took it upon herself to make a series of tweets. Her follows then screen shot those pictures and posted them to the internet. Afterwards the pictures received millions of views on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and 9Gag.
Heather Holmes made the followings tweets, “Are you kidding me? Doing a live report at the Oakland Police Headquarters about a robbery and then my purse is stolen from the live truck. We were only parked outside for five minutes”, “Oh the irony of it all, while reporting on a violent mugging and robbery then by purse is stolen. The thieves used by bank card twenty minutes after taking my bag.” and “Credit card is now canceled, the locks have been changed and bank card canceled. Lessoned learn, always be aware of your surroundings. Even at a police headquarters.”
This news story came to a surprise to many as who would be dumb enough to take a purse when you are right beside a police station? That is like walking into a bank and asking if you can steal their money. Heather Holmes clearly learned her lesson and will now be cautious with every move she makes while on the job. Just goes to show you that your never safe anywhere.
Richard Durrett, a long time basketball reporter for ESPN News has recently passed away unexpectedly after he had a brain aneurysm as the age of thirty eight. Mr. Durrett had been working for ESPN News for the better part of 17 years before he passed away this weekend unexpectedly. He was found in his bedroom early in the morning by his wife, after she could not wake him up she checked for a pulse and when she saw no vital signs she called the police. By the time the police got there they couldn’t do anything to help revive the man.
Medics later on said that Richard Durrett had died ten minutes after falling asleep that night and that he couldn’t have been revived whatsoever, even if they had revived him he would have been a vegetable with barely any brain function what so ever. This news shocked Dallas ESPN reporters as they had worked alongside Richard for the last seventeen years, he just wasn’t a co-worker but he was a family member that they all cherished.
ESPNDallas.com said the following, “We would like to give our condolences to the Durrett Family. Everyone here at ESPN Dallas who you all know personally are taken back by your loss nearly as much as you are. Richard was like family to us, he’d come into the office a happy man everyday and his smile will be missed everyday now. We can only hope that you all recover in the best way possible.”
Wolfenstein is one of the longest surviving and most popular video game series known to the video game industry. The series has survived since the Nintendo 64 and since then has continued to grasp the imagination of the young and old all across the world. The last Wolfenstein game was released back when the Xbox 360 was first available on the market, more than ten years later and the series returns for beloved fans. You will continue to take on the role of James Avatar, a soldier who has survived through countless tragedies.
Wolfenstein is a video game series that revolved around the Nazis. Instead of Hitler being killed the third Reich was able to win the war and survive throughout the decades. It is nearly the same time period that we live in today when we are placed back into the boots of James Avatar. The Third Reich now has incredible technology that they harvested after they won the war and defeating the Nazis is becoming that much harder.
This game has been gaining a lot of popularity and on opening day it was able to sell fifty thousand copies, showing that Wolfenstein is still the popular series it once was. Activision, the published behind Wolfenstein made a statement regarding this games release saying, “We can’t wait to see how fans of this three decade old series react to the new installment. We suspect that they’ll love it just as much as we do, we hope that it sells to the point where we can create yet another sequel.”
Fallout, one of the most beloved open world games in the world will appear at E3 2014 this year. It was rumored that Fallout 4 was in development for more than three years, the game has said to be developed since Elder Scrolls: Skyrim was first released back in 2011. The new Fallout will be available for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.
Bethesda, the company that has developed all of the Fallout games and Elder Scrolls game made an announcement regarding their E3 Appearance saying, “When we first unveiled to our investors that we would be appearing at E3 2014 we never expected that it would become so widely known by the video game industry. With that said all of us at Bethesda would like to announce that the next installment in the Fallout franchise shall be appearing at E3 2014. We have been developing this game for the past three years and we will have one final year of development before the game in finally released.”
Bethesda continued saying, “We wanted to create a new Fallout game that would be in a city we have never created the game in but has always been requested by fans of the series. The new installment in Fallout will also boast new visuals which means you can expect a brand new open world running graphics that make Elder Scrolls: Skyrim look like something for the Playstation 2. We can’t wait to show our fans this game and we look forward to seeing
It’s been several months since the Playstation 4 was first released upon the world. The Playstation 4 was released on November 15th, 2014 with a series of games available on launch day. These games includes Call of Duty Ghosts, Killzone Shadow Fall and all of your regular sports games. Players can now enjoy multiple games such as inFAMOUS Second Son, Battlefield 4 and NBA 2K14.
Sony released an update for the Playstation 4 today, bringing one of the key elements needed in the system. Those who wish to now record their gameplay sessions, add video recordings or voice recordings over those gameplay videos can now do so thanks for the “Playstation 4 Share Application”. Through this application you can watch the last fifteen minutes of gameplay you’ve had, edit it by choosing when the video can start and stop, add video commentary through the Playstation 4 Camera or Voice Commentary through the Playstation 4 Microphone. This in return means that video game footage will become more available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social feeds which can result in the industry growing.
Since the application was first released last week there has already been 5 Million Gameplay Videos uploaded through the Playstation 4 Share Application. Sony, the creators behind every one of the four Playstations has said that more editing features will come to the application within the next few months. Players will be able to add filters to their videos, add special effects and do so much more.
A 53 Year Old Male from Stockport, Uk has been sentenced to five years and eight months in jail. He plead guilty early on this year for steeling one million euro’s from his company in order to feed his online gambling addiction.
Michael Garner, the man arrested has been given stiff jail terms after he plead guilty to his actions. The previous financial advisor stole the funds from banks offshore, he’d withdrawal the money from the accounts in which he knew he could trust. Those who came to harm from Mr. Garners actions include the charity Cheadlle and Gatley Round Table.
The full amount that was stolen during the time period of Michael being a financial advisor was nine hundred thousand euro’s. Every single dime of that money was spent on online gambling. At one point in time Michael won 1.5 Million Euro’s. The addiction eventually became so bad that Michael was spending ten thousand euro’s every day in order to feed his extreme addiction. This is more money than the high majority of drug users spend in months.
Michael was eventually caught of his actions when one of the trustees on a fund he handles was ravaged when he couldn’t find a certain amount of his money in the account. The bank manager realized that the large sum of money and many others had been stolen from Michael. The attorney for Michael asked for remorse on him and his sentencing, the remorse was not given.
Welcome to investigativereporting,
While it is frequently simple to report on the news as it happens in public realms, often reporters are required to dig more deeply into stories and issues to uncover details and fact that are deliberately being obscured from public consumption. This is considered investigative reporting and can be an uphill but interesting path for the journalists that chase these stories. For many, this is the element that drives their passion towards the journalistic field. With a desire to inform and impact the world around them, reporters are repeatedly required to play the role of detective in revealing elements of a story in puzzle form before they can draw a conclusion that is a known truth.
This can be a tricky endeavour with numerous obstacles imposed to prevent the truth from being uncovered and thus thwarting the reporter from disclosing their tale until concrete proof is acquired. They’ll need to pursue many avenues in building the facts including interviewing satellite players in the story, reviewing legal documentation, and attending meetings or events. If a story is already in the public eye, this may alert those who wish to hide the details and perseverance, patience and a continuous alertness are base requirements for most reporters.
In governments, corporations and public figures, stories are often guarded for privacy, either to avoid exposure, to prevent outside interference, to suspend judgement and many other reasons. These are not necessarily sinister but sometimes simply personal, private or embarrassing for the parties involved. With the world of social media fast becoming the newest source of breaking news, the public can frequently exposed events that occur that are not actually of wide interest but can open the door to questions that create a deeper investigation into potential details that might actually uncover something of importance. More and more, we are inundated by too much information being considered news and the over stimulation has created an environment of sensationalism in the media. Things are reported in an effort to scoop other sources only to have to be retracted later when the facts are unverifiable or worse, disproved.
While these factors have muddied the waters of investigative reporting, it has made it an even more significant requirement in today’s society. The public needs to have a trusted source through which to attempt to disseminate the truth to maintain an ability to live without paranoia and to ensure faith in governments, commerce and other societal organizations which make conjecture and need to be held accountable. With the presence of investigative reporting of an ethical nature and the freedom of the press to expose information, it decreases the levels of corruption, abuse of power, criminal and unscrupulous behaviour.
Modern news can sometimes come across as more invested in entertaining the public than informing them and the fundamental tenets of objectivity and unbiased reporting have truly been disregarded more often with the rapid fire competing presence of bloggers, Twitter and trending topics and there is no regulating body to control the spewing of theoretic and conflicting opinions. Journalists have a duty to play the role of investigating all of these to confirm and report the truth and bring wrongdoing to light in hopes the existing system will then be able to correct the situation.