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Crooked car dealer jailed for tampering with mileage on cars in 18,000 scamJoseph Lowther sold cars around the country after clocking the mileage readings on vehicles to bump up the price.06:00, 9 JUN 2017Updated10:08, 9 JUN 2017Joseph Lowther jailed for selling cars all over Scotland via Gumtree after tampering with the mileage (Image: Gary Fitzgerald)

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A crooked car dealer has been jailed for seven months for clocking the mileage on vehicles in a scam.

Joseph Lowther sold cars around the country after tampering with their mileage readings to bump up the price.

Some of the needed major repairs to make them roadworthy.

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He left a string of customers who found Lowther impossible to contact after he had their money.

When police raided his home they found him hiding in a bedroom cupboard.

Lowther is the managing director of JL Cars, who operated from his home in Cowdenbeath High Street.

He bought motors from the Central Car Auctions in Glasgow, altered the mileage and advertised them on internet sales site Gumtree at inflated prices.

Lowther, 37, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted forming a fraudulent scheme and committing offences at Kilwinning, Cowdenbeath, Aberdeen, St Andrews, Peterborough and elsewhere between June 6 and October 20, 2014.

On each occasion he tampered with the mileage to show a lower figure.

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He conned from Geovan Boreman by claiming a Vauxhall Zafira he was buying had 80,000 miles on the clock.

In fact, it had been past 116,000 when Lowther bought it at auction.

The cash was paid over the phone and Geovan arranged to pick up the car at Kilwinning train station.

Dev Kapadia, told the court: “He found the vehicle in a poor state of repair with faults, including an oil leak, water pump leak, engine noise, rust, dents, a boot that wouldn’t open and faults with the front and rear headlights.”

Lowther also obtained by fraud from Lorna Harley when he sold her a Land Rover Freelander.

Lowther told her the car’s mileage was 85,000 but it was at 121,000 when he bought it a month earlier.

Lorna found an electric window was not working and garage mechanics found “several faults including eroded brake pipes”, Mr Kapadia said.

Lowther also conned from Anthony Jones, over the sale of another Land Rover Freelander, advertised as having 76,000 miles but had been 144,000 a year earlier.
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By Diane Anderson, Business 2.0 Magazine

(Business 2.0 Magazine) By now, you’ve probably heard the unlikely story of Crocs not the rugged skinned reptiles but the equally strange looking shoes that have become a global phenomenon.

It’s quite a tale: Three pals from Boulder, Colo., go sailing in the Caribbean, where a foam clog one had bought in Canada inspires them to build a business around it. Despite a lack of VC funding and the derision of foot fashionistas, the multicolored Crocs with their Swiss cheese perforations, cushy orthotic beds, and odor preventing material become a global smash.

WISHFUL THINKING: Ron Snyder at first thought he’d work a few hours a day when he started working for Crocs. Then people started buying shoes.

Celebrities adopt them. Young people adore them. The company goes from $1 million in revenue in 2003 to a projected $322 million this year. Crocs Inc.’s IPO in February was the richest in footwear history, and the company has a market cap of more than $1 billion.

But there’s more than luck to Crocs’s astonishing success. Its founders and especially the CEO they brought in two years ago, former Flextronics executive Ron Snyder made some shrewd and instructive business moves that proved crucial.

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Crocs’s founders Lyndon “Duke” Hanson, Scott Seamans, and George Boedecker almost blundered into their success. (Boedecker resigned this year, three days before being arrested for threatening to slit his brother in law’s throat; a personal settlement was reached, and the charges were dismissed.)

They leased their first warehouse in Florida “specifically so we could work when we went on sailing trips there,” Hanson says. “From the get go, we mixed business with pleasure.” The shoes were first sold to sailing enthusiasts but soon gained a word of mouth following among doctors, gardeners, waiters, and other people who have to be on their feet all day.

In fact, it was Snyder who really lit Crocs’s fuse. He was kicking back after a four year stint running Flextronics’s global division, where he helped the giant contract manufacturer grow from $3 billion in annual sales to $16 billion. Then the Crocs founders, old college friends of his, asked him to do some consulting for the fledgling company.

“I thought I’d work a few hours a day,” Snyder says. “I thought it would be restful.” Then he saw how fast sales were accelerating on mere word of mouth marketing and agreed to take on the CEO role. “Ron got us to start thinking big,” Hanson says. “He said, ‘You can be a worldwide force.'”

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Snyder saw that Crocs were cheap enough $30 a pair that some customers bought multiple pairs for special occasions. “We’d get requests for red around Valentine’s Day and decided to make more red,” he says. “Then we decided to base our business model on this to deliver styles and colors customers want, and deliver them right away.”

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“They’ve surprised everybody,” says Jim Duffy of Thomas Weisel Partners. “Their replenishment system is unheard of in the retail footwear space.

It helped that in 2004, Snyder decided to buy Finproject NA the Canadian manufacturer that made Crocs and owned the formula for the special resin, called Croslite, that gives the soles their unusual comfort and their odor resistance. Until then Crocs had basically been ordering and distributing Fin’s product. Now it had control over manufacturing and timing.

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The next level, of course, was nothing less than taking over the world. Snyder says the lesson he learned at Flextronics was “Think bigger than you are.” So he added manufacturing plants in China, Italy, Mexico, and Romania.

Crocs’s reach became vast: One in six people in Israel, for example, owns a pair. “Deciding to create a global infrastructure significantly added to our success,” Snyder says.

And how. Revenue for the first half of 2006 was up 255 percent on 2005’s impressive record, largely due to the rise in international sales. At first, Crocs predicted that foreign sales would make up 10 percent of the year’s total; in fact, they’re currently at 30 percent. Crocs now sells shoes in more than 40 countries. All told, it expects to sell 20 million pairs this year.

With celebrities from Al Pacino to Faith Hill sporting the clogs, Crocs could hardly ask for better marketing.

Yet the company isn’t sitting still. This winter it plans to open its own 1,600 square foot retail store in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. Lakers. Snyder is spending $4 million a year to sponsor the AVP volleyball tournament for the next three years. Seventy colleges are getting Crocs for their students in school colors, with preorders of more than half a million pairs.

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The owner of a building where break ins occurred provided surveillance footage to police, who posted it on the department Facebook page.

According to the court documents, Grace wore Crocs during a police interview, and the shoes matched the tread pattern found at the scene.

Grace was in custody Tuesday at the Fairbanks Correctional Center. Online court records don have an attorney listed for him. Charging documents say Grace admitted to the burglaries.

The owner of The Crepery reported on April 1 that someone stole about $400 from a cash register after breaking into the restaurant. A minister at the Church of Christ reported April 2 that someone stole about $30 after prying open several locked doors. Another burglary at The Crepery was reported April 3, with $5 in change taken. A worker at the art gallery across the hall told responding police that there was a burglary at that shop as well, and that $1,000 of artists jewelry was taken.
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“They are not getting it directly from us. They are from diverters, the black market or counterfeit products,” said , a spokeswoman for Niwot, Colo. based Crocs. “What they are saying is semantics. They say they are selling our products.”

Costco Chief Financial Officer on Wednesday said the discount warehouse operator had “huge availability” of Crocs and other name brand products as vendors were looking for more places to sell products in a challenging economy.

“We did not and do not disclose how we procure them,” wrote Galanti, who was in Palm Springs, Calif., at a company retreat. He did not respond to a follow up question regarding Forslund’s comments, and Galanti’s assistant said the company would have no comment.

Galanti told the P I on Wednesday that Costco may not directly obtain Crocs, but Costco has acquired the shoes and other items with name brands such as Janzen, Hurley, Lucky and OshKosh because there is more availability in the market.

“We are continuing to take aggressive measures to prevent this from happening.

“We have discovered instances where we believe our products were being sold indirectly to Costco, and we promptly terminated those relationships,” Crocs said in a statement. Costco discounts its products to members who pay an annual fee to shop in the company’s 534 warehouses around the world.

Crocs’ stock fell 61 cents, or 3 percent, to close at $19.85 a share Thursday after dipping to a 52 week low of $18.66 earlier in the day. Costco stock closed down 79 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $60.04 a share.
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As far as attacks ago, this crocodile’s attempt to take down two baby hippos from under the noses of a 30 strong herd definitely has to go down as a tad overambitious.

Video footage showed how the reptile was left instantly regretting its decision after it found itself in the middle of the group which then took it in turns to exact revenge.

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Sharp differences along lines of race and politics shape American attitudes toward the poor and poverty, according to a new survey of public opinion, which finds empathy toward the poor and deep skepticism about government antipoverty efforts.

The differences illuminate some of the passions that have driven this year contentious presidential campaign.

But the poll, which updates a survey The Times conducted three decades ago, also illustrates how attitudes about poverty have remained largely consistent over time despite dramatic economic and social change.

Criticism of the poor a belief that there are of jobs available for poor people, that government programs breed dependency and that most poor people would to stay on welfare is especially common among the blue collar, white Americans who have given the strongest support to Donald Trump.

The opposite view that jobs for the poor are hard to find, that government programs help people get back on their feet and that most of the poor would rather earn their own way is most widely held among blacks and other minorities, who have provided the strongest backing to Hillary Clinton.

Roughly a third of self described conservatives say that the poor do not work very hard, a view at odds with big majorities of moderates and liberals.

But while Americans disagree in how they view the poor, they more united in their skepticism of government programs.

That skepticism has held true for decades. The first Times poll of American attitudes toward poverty, in 1985, broke ground by surveying enough poor people to compare their views with those of people in the middle class.

The new survey, which was conducted by The Times and the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank that is generally conservative, asked similar questions but with some updating.

Much has changed since the 1980s. Welfare got a major overhaul in the 1990s. The number of poor Americans dropped sharply in that decade, only to partially rise again, particularly during the deep recession that began in 2007.

But many attitudes have held steady, the new poll found, particularly doubts about the federal government ability to run its antipoverty programs, as well as their justification.

Most Americans do not believe that the government bears the main burden of taking care of the poor. Asked who has the responsibility for helping the poor, just over one third said that the government does. That figure has not budged in three decades.

Those who did not think the government has the main responsibility were split about who does. Just under one in five Americans said that the poor themselves bear the greatest responsibility. Family, churches and charities each got mentioned by 10% 15%.

Among Latinos, family came in second behind government; among blacks, churches took second place; Republicans were most likely to put responsibility on the poor themselves.

White Americans were less likely to call government responsible than were minorities, but the difference lay almost entirely with blue collar whites those without college degrees. White Americans who graduated from college were as likely to say government has the prime responsibility as were nonwhites.

Attitudes toward antipoverty programs also have not changed much since the 1980s.

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In the original poll, 58% of Americans said that such efforts had worked, while 32% said they had. In the new survey, with a differently worded question, 13% of Americans said such programs have had impact on reducing poverty, and 43% said they have had impact. Only 5% said they have had a impact. living below the poverty line and those above it had largely similar views on that issue both now and three decades ago.

College educated minorities were most likely in the current poll to say that government programs have had a positive impact on poverty, with more than 7 in 10 taking that view.

At the other end of the scale, about one third of Americans said that government programs had made poverty worse, a view that was particularly common among conservatives, 47%, and blue collar whites, 43%.

In both surveys, about 7 in 10 Americans said that even if the government were to spend whatever is necessary to eliminate poverty, officials do not know enough to accomplish that goal.

Blacks and Latinos were somewhat more likely to express confidence about the government ability to end poverty. Even among those groups, however and among self described liberals majorities said the government does not know enough to eradicate poverty.

Asked why antipoverty efforts have failed, more than half of Americans said the main problem was that programs were poorly designed. Among poor people, however, about 3 in 10 said the problem was that programs had not been given enough money to succeed.

On attitudes toward the poor, divides are sharper than on opinions about government.

Blue collar whites were much more likely than nonwhites to view the poor as a class set apart from the rest of society trapped in poverty as a more or less permanent condition. Minority Americans, particularly blacks, tended to say that most poor people, poverty is a temporary condition .

A majority of whites see government antipoverty efforts contributing to poverty permanence, saying that benefit programs poor people dependent and encourage them to stay poor. disagreed, saying that the government help mostly allows poor people to on their own two feet and get started again. The poor themselves divided evenly on the question. Latinos leaned closer to the skeptical view about government programs expressed by white Americans.

Asked if poor people to stay on welfare or would earn their own living, Americans by a large majority, 61% 36%, said they believed the poor would rather earn their own way. Blue collar whites were more closely divided on the question, 52% 44%.

That was one of several questions on which the views of minorities and college educated whites were close to each other, while whites without a college degree stood out as different.

Nearly two thirds of whites without college degrees, for example, said that benefits encourage poor people to remain in poverty. Among college educated whites, about half took that view.
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Operators at the Houston Emergency Center answer calls for help to 911 in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston on Aug. 29, 2017. Since the storm, the call center has been inundated with requests for help, from people trapped on flooded freeways or in their homes, to reports of looting and medical emergencies.

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Isabel Torres could not believe it. She rolled down her window to be sure the rain falling against her car’s windows had not distorted the events unfolding a few feet away. It hadn’t.

Two men, maybe boys she isn’t sure had just walked out of a big box store closed Sunday due to Hurricane Harvey. Both were carrying objects. At least one had a massive TV perched atop his head.

Torres captured the incident on her cellphone and posted the video on Facebook: “These [guys] do not miss an opportunity !!. This happened during Harvey storm in Houston Texas . . . !!!!”

As of Friday evening, Torres’ video was viewed 1.1 million times. It was aired repeatedly on Fox News.

On Tuesday, Houston city officials instituted a curfew not because of the dangers posed by live electric wires in dark standing water or the possibility of vermin, disease and predatory animals. Looting, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said, would not be tolerated in the city.

In the wake of massive disasters, fears about crime and other forms of disorder almost always rise, experts say. But while some people do take advantage of the collective distraction, the fear of crime particularly looting typically outstrips the reality, said experts who study storms and recoveries.

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to this past Thursday, according to the Harris County district attorney’s office. Harris County has a population of nearly 5 million people, including the city of Houston.

He said fear of crime is typical after a massive disaster, when peace of mind goes with the rest. If a person lacks basics like clean underwear and a dry place to put their children to sleep, feeling frazzled and grasping for anything that will restore a sense of order becomes attractive, Horowitz said.

“There’s no doubt that on any given day, there are people who are going to steal other people’s stuff,” said retired Army Lieutenant General Russel Honore, who helped oversee the military response to Hurricane Katrina. “But what we see after these storms is a greatly over exaggerated concern.”

In the days and weeks after Katrina made landfall, major news outlets relayed reports of rape and murder inside emergency shelters many of which were later found to be false and may have delayed aid to evacuees. Some cable news broadcasts looped images of frantic flood survivors scavenging stores for food and supplies.

“That’s not looting, that’s survival mode,” Honore said.

Race and class shaped perceptions after Katrina, experts say. Most of those stranded were both black and poor.

The parallels between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina are stark. Look no further than the severe and destructive flooding that both storms have left along the Gulf Coast and the sheer number of evacuations due in part to a respective lack of preparation.

Perhaps it’s because of those similarities.”There’s a bias at play. People think that if you’re poor or black you’re always trying to steal something,” Honore said. “These warnings about looting validate the stereotypes that people hold about poor people.”

Stories from Katrina frequently depicted groups of black men looking for food and dry land as animal like bandits, said media and culture researcher Michael Lacy.

Thursday night when Lacey was watching CNN, a reporter asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who led that state through the recovery from the 2012 Hurricane Sandy, what people should expect. “Looting is going to come next,” he said.

“I have no idea on what he based that, but that’s what he said,” Lacey said.

Under Texas law, those convicted of property crimes committed during the state of emergency in Houston can face enhanced sentences, said Dane Schiller, a spokesman with the Harris County district attorney’s office.

“The crimes have included breaking into stores and attempting to steal liquor; sports shoes and other items,” Schiller told The Washington Post in an email. “Persons have been caught burglarizing homes that have been left uninhabited due to Harvey. One tried to use a sport utility vehicle to smash open an ATM.”

The Harris County district attorney has directed prosecutors to “hit looters hard.”

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a message appeared on the Facebook page of the “Cajun Navy” a loosely organized group of citizen rescuers saying “looters shooting at Cajun Navy and stealing boats. Cajun Navy standing down in Dickinson.”

The post was taken down within an hour, but it had already spread on social media. The Cajun Navy’s Facebook page then put out a warning saying not to believe the initial announcement and “the Cajun navy is not standing down.”

Twitter erupted with fury Tuesday after a television reporter tweeted from Houston that he had informed police about looting he observed at a grocery store while covering Hurricane Harvey. Angry tweets accused the reporter, Tom Llamas of ABC News, of “ratting out” desperate, starving people. Llamas.

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Geoff Marsh, a right hand opening batsman renowned for his no frills style and dogged determination, made his first Test appearance in December 1985 in an unsettled Australian side still coming to terms with the retirement of legendary trio Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee and his namesake Rod Marsh. But after an inauspicious debut batting at No.3 against India in Adelaide, he was switched to opener where he began to solidify his spot, as well as the fragile top order, forming famous partnerships with two future Australian greats firstly David Boon and then Mark Taylor. His steely, often grim, resolve in Tests was a contrast to his one day batting, and it was in that he really flourished and found his true niche. His 117 one day internationals yielded 4357 runs at an imposing average just shy of 40, which was almost seven runs higher than his Test average. His nine centuries and 22 half centuries provided the platform for many Australian victories, with the highlight being the 1987 World Cup final triumph over England in India.

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[advert:mpu]Note some of these suggestions may actually cause acute mental anguish to impressionable little nippers, but for the life of me I can’t remember which ones.

Game 1. Cotton Reel Who needs expensive computer games when you’ve got ‘cotton reel’. Here’s how it works: Grab a cotton reel, or any small object really, sing diddly diddly music and dance up and down like a demented loon then spin around while nodding your head in a cockatoo sequel fashion, then hand the cotton reel over to mummy or daddy, or whoever is nearest and looks more sane. Once the item is handed over make a dramatic dive for the nearest bedding or soft thing, being mindful not to cause everlasting damage to any of Daddy’s expensive crystal collection. Repeat until bedtime. Foolproof.

Upside: Saves buying new Wii, doesn’t cost anything

Downside: Broken pelvis from gyrating too vigorously, broken crystal on carpet. Cost of new crystal and new pelvis.

Game 2. Shop Door Why go out and spend real money in an actual shop type transaction when all you actually need is a nearby two year old and a virtual shopping list. Here’s how it works: Tell child what you want this can be anything from a nice red apple, a piece of the sky or a shiny new Bentley convertible. Them get them to run to the door and pretend to get your shiny new stuff, then they run over to you and hand it over while you look on amazed at your new car/lunch/aeroplane. Masterful

Upside: Shopping centres at Christmas are the seventh circle of hell, you will want to avoid at all costs

Downside: Playing ‘shopping door’ without balancing it with some actual shopping could leave you starving to death in a surprisingly short space of time.

Game 3 Tightrope. Why bother spend money on going to the Grand Canyon when you put yourself in the centre of the action. Here’s how it works: put some sellotape down on your floor and pretend to be walking gingerly along a tightrope hoisted high above a crocodile infested chasm. Get your little angel to shout encouraging things from the sidelines. Make a big deal of pretending to fall several thousand metres in the waiting jaws of a pre historic carnivore. Then do it again, and again, and again, and again, and again until you wish it were actually true. Majestic.

Upside: no temptation to buy a garish and frankly unnecessary ‘rock’ hat from the canyon shop

Downside: rivers of tears when your little ones realise that actually, they are unlikely to ever leave the house for a real adventure until the green shoots of recovery start appearing sometime in 2015.
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Macy’s says it has “fully resolved” problems on Black Friday related to its processing some gift and credit cards.

The chain blamed the glitch on “overcapacity” that caused some transactions to take longer to process. It says it doesn’t anticipate any additional delays.

The department store can’t afford to turn off its customers. The chain has had 11 straight quarters of sales declines at established stores and is counting on this holiday season to turn things around.

Macy’s says it’s having problems processing some gift and credit cards on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

The company says it’s “taking longer than usual to process some credit and gift cards” in its stores, but it has added staff and is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

The department store can’t afford to turn off its customers. The chain has had 11 straight quarters of sales declines at established stores and is counting on this holiday season to turn things around.

JC Penney says more people visited its website on Thanksgiving Day than any other day this year, and the majority of those visits were from mobile devices. opening on Thanksgiving Day. Popular items included Xersion puffer jackets, Nike apparel and diamond jewelry.

Octavius Crawford was out in person at the Mall of America for Black Friday because it’s close to him and he’d save on shipping, even though he would get the gifts in a couple of days if he ordered online.

The 31 year old chef from the Minneapolis suburb of Richfield, Minnesota bought a printer and headphones at the Best Buy store at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Crawford says he saved about $50 on the printer and $40 on the headphones. He started his holiday shopping on Black Friday.

He loves shopping on Amazon as well.

Patty Moosbrugger of Denver was out for Black Friday with her daughter and said she never shops online because she and her daughter like “instant gratification.”

They went to Target first to buy a robot vacuum for her husband because that’s the only thing he wanted for Christmas. It is originally $350 but today they got it for $200. Afterward they planned to poke around Neiman Marcus. She also plans to look for house decor and furniture on sale.

Some shoppers were surprised at how little madness there was in Black Friday.

At a Walmart in Toledo, Ohio, shopping ads left behind from the night before littered the mostly empty parking lot Friday morning. Those who were out found plenty of parking spaces closer to the store than they would most weekend mornings. Inside, less than a dozen shoppers stood in line at a handful of the 22 cash register lanes that were open.
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On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek.

He stands in the railway car that delivered him and his family to the camp. He walks to the gas chamber and the showers. Some rooms he can bear to go in. He shares his recollections and tries to remember what he can of his family. All he can really visualize of his sister is the fleeting image of her golden braid of her hair.

Walking with Gutter in Majdanek is an undeniably powerful way to make the Holocaust tangible, and to see it through a survivor eyes. Now, being Gutter companion as he revisits his painful past is an experience anyone can have just by putting on a headset.

The virtual reality piece Last Goodbye, made from 3 D video and thousands of photographs at Majdanek, is being billed as the first Holocaust survivor testimony in room scale VR. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the medium growing ambitions have been on display over the past week.

What Last Goodbye and other works show is that virtual reality, while still very much in its early days, has a potent ability to foster empathy. In transporting you to an intimate space with someone, it gives that old expression, in my shoes, a new, high tech, physical dimension.

That literally the concept behind Katheryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail Protectors: Walk in the Ranger Shoes, an 8 minute, 360 degree visit with the Garamba National Park rangers. They defend the Democratic Republic of the Congo park from waves of poachers.

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But storytelling is a race of its own in VR, a medium many call a combination of cinema and gaming. Should the viewer have agency to move and shape their experience? If so, to what degree? How do you guide them?

For inspiration, Baobab Studios co founder Eric Darnell, an animation veteran who co directed the films, has studied how magicians manipulate the eyes of their audiences. Baobab first VR work, supplied the viewer a partner a little white bunny for an alien arrival.

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The creators of the choose your own adventure, live action Night wanted to take go further. In it, Emily Mortimer plays a woman with a hazy memory recounting a violent encounter with an intruder in her home. At various points in the story, viewers are given a choice to follow different paths in the story,
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The mastermind behind some of Under Armour’s most popular shoes now plans to return to the Baltimore based brand instead of joining rival Nike.

Dave Dombrow, who left his job as Under Armour’s senior vice president of creative footwear and accessories in March, will start back at the sports apparel maker on Aug. 1 in a newly created role of chief design officer. In that capacity, Dombrow will lead the design of all Under Armour apparel, footwear and accessories, the company said today.

Dombrow had been with the brand for five years and had a hand in every big footwear project as Under Armour expanded sneaker sales in key areas such as running and basketball. His departure was seen as a win for much bigger Nike.

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“I have got various ideas but what is crucial is whether we are approaching series five as being the last series, and that depends if we can persuade the BBC to commission a series six.”

Jed said he was “optimistic” of a deal to make several more seasons of the drama. The show, which moved from BBC2 to BBC1 this year, centres on anti corruption unit AC 12, led by Supt Ted Hastings, played by Adr Dunbar, Det Sgt Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Det Sgt Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure).

“But. when the audience is really invested in characters, that is when the deaths are all the more shocking.”

Jed said of last night’s finale: “Roz is the most devious character we have ever created.

“The only way she can gain redemption is to admit she has been defeated.”

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Among the charms of Oshun, the new downtown restaurant, is hearing guests perk up when you give directions, naming the landmarks that signal its location. Tell people you’ll meet them between the Electric Tower and the Goldome building, and even Buffalo rookies can find the place.

Once I stepped inside, and took in the long room lined with lit murals, before I even scanned the menu of adventurous seafood centered dishes and eight different oyster varieties, I found myself asking, “This is Buffalo?”

It is difficult to explain why a sleek, ambitious restaurant in downtown Buffalo felt so surprising. I had even seen photos. Perhaps my ingrained cynicism, a certain resistance to the “downtown Buffalo revival” storyline, was showing.

Oshun kitchen manager Brett Brennan presents crispy pork cutlets and a cabbage roll with tomato bacon sauce and kohlrabi. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Whatever it was, Oshun has heard a lot of “Ohs” as people step into a space perhaps better known as a shoe store. The bar is to the right, the dining room on the left, with booths and tables and tall glass windows at the corner to take in the cityscape.

Seats are available at an oyster bar, where a blackboard lists the available oysters and other seafood specials. Behind glass, shuckers work on orders of bivalves, which are piled on mountains of shaved ice. An open kitchen reveals cooks hustling to give waiting servers the plates they need.

Despite the big city feel, the pricing is still Buffalo, with nothing over $17.

Chef owner Jim Guarino, who started with Shango Bistro in University Heights, has divided his menu into bivalves, cephalopods, crustaceans and fish, both warm and cold. Meat and “vegetables and grains” appear, too, though there’s no directly vegetarian entree. He noticed me while shucking and came over to say hello.

The oyster bar at Oshun, Jim Guarino’s restaurant that specializes in seafood in downtown Buffalo. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

If your ideal seafood treatment is minimal intervention, Oshun will either convert you, or make you angry. Most dishes I tried exhibited overt creativity, with unexpected ingredients. That can be a blessing, or a curse, depending on your palate, and the dish.

Delicious successes included an appetizer of seared bay scallops ($10) over coconut rice with tangy tomatillos and freshly popped corn. It was bizarre to look at, one bite scallops hidden under a snowy blanket. I found it an engaging detour through sweet and sour, soft and crunchy, with popcorn an odd but able companion to tender nubs of seafood.

If that sounds just too freaky, I commend the fried catfish ($12) to your attention. Often muddy in flavor, these filets were cast in a wispy crust and raised up with smoky bacon vinaigrette that was so terrific I wondered why I never had it before. It was served with a fresh slaw of chayote, radish and scallion, which helped cut its richness.

Shrimp with cornbread, melon balls, coffee sauce and jalapeo ($12) was another off the charts combination whose flavors pleased. Sweetness from melon, a bitter note from coffee, and shaved red onion framed the plump shrimp well.

The whole roasted rainbow trout with grilled pear salad and Manchego cheese. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Fried calamari is nothing new unless you toss it with fruity tamarind pineapple sauce and the fragrant licorice notes of Thai basil. The pop of grilled corn kernels beneath it preposterously right cemented its status as a can’t miss dish.

Add to those delights raw oysters, eight kinds from Atlantic and Pacific waters, presented with an attention to detail at $2.50 apiece. Plump, briny and pristine, they were enjoyable despite a few gritty moments.

Other seafood dishes were mixed blessings. Roasted rainbow trout ($17) covered in arugula and shaved manchego cheese made an experienced fisherman cook quite happy. Accompanying vegetables fell short, with woody tough grilled fennel wedges.

King crab salad ($15) was enjoyable even though the tempura coated crab leg segments, perched on pillows of caper spiked crab salad, had gone soft before arrival.

Sauted snapper filet ($13), topped with a sweet and sour cooked salsa with caper berries and fresh oregano, was fishier than expected, more like mackerel. It got pushed aside.

Some creative pairings went too far, adding ingredients until they distracted from the dish’s heart, the joy of fresh seafood. Tuna tartare with “everything bagel” spices ($9) was raw tuna that tasted like toasted garlic and poppyseeds instead of fish, with chewy croutons.

Salmon crudo ($9) was admirably fresh raw fish surrounded by intriguingly deep tasting black garlic puree, then topped with pickled mushrooms and crunchy bits of truffled duck skin. “I wish they’d stopped at the mushrooms,” the fisherman said. “You want to taste the freshness.”

The ornate decorations on Oshun’s walls give customers a reality check. “Is this really Buffalo?” (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

You can get potatoes with your meat, too straightforward salt roasted fingerlings with sour cream ($6). A more luxurious side was sizzled broccoli and mushrooms on cheese grits ($6). I couldn’t hold its undercooked spears against it.

Jerk chicken ($16) was a thrill, too, though not anything a Jamaican would recognize. Tender, tasty bone in grilled chicken pieces are bolstered with fritters that tasted like molten bananas Foster.

Dessert was a strength, worth the $8 despite the absence of chocolate. Light as a feather butterscotch pot de crme was topped with crunchy squiggles of black pepper tuile. Chai bread pudding, tea sorbet and caramel sauce created a ridiculous combination. A fig composition paired a grown up Fig Newton in better pastry with fresh figs, lavender sauce and buttery mascarpone ice cream. Then there was the tray of fresh baked, soft snickerdoodle ish cookies with a salty pretzel pressed into them, served on the baking tray with vanilla ice cream.

Oshun’s bar during off peak hours gives a sense of the care taken in the decor. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

The charms of the room left me feeling optimistic about not just the restaurant, but its city. I’m a cynic deep down. Yet at a table in Oshun, fed well and surrounded by reminders of a time when Buffalo roared, I found myself imagining downtown Buffalo coming back to life.

One restaurant doesn’t change a city’s fate. But Oshun provides a place to have a drink, a few oysters and dinner while discussing Buffalo’s future. If cars can drive down Main Street again, anything is possible.
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