96th Street subway, uptown side, Oct 2009 – 15

A few nice breaking news 2014 images I found:

96th Street subway, uptown side, Oct 2009 – 15
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in a Mar 20, 2010 Norwegian blog titled "Entertainment guide 20.03 – 21.03.10." It was also published in an Apr 17, 2010 blog titled "Embodied rationality." And it was published in a Sep 30, 2010 blog titled "Bezuiniging kinderopvang zorgt voor Japanse toestanden." It was also published in an Aug 9, 2011 blog titled "Are NYC parents crazy?", as well as an Oct 5, 2011 blog titled "Why Quitters Prosper," as well as an Oct 21, 2011 blog titled "Helping Career Parents Keep Their Sanity." And it was published in a Dec 22, 2011 blog titled "Work-life balance, and leaning in."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in an undated (early Jan 2012) blog titled "4 helpful tips when your kids ask about an absent parent." It was also published in a Jan 23, 2012 blog titled "Norwegians’ workload evenly distributed." And it was published in a Feb 20, 2012 blog titled "Como afecta la reforma laboral en la conciliación de la vida familiar." It was also published in a Mar 9, 2012 blog titled "Raising Confident Sons Who Have Respect for Others." And it was published in a Jun 5, 2012 blog titled "Why you can’t afford to be an insecure mom." It was also published in an undated (mid-Jun 2012) "And Then She Saved" blog titled "Stay Home With The Kids or Return To Work To Pay Off Debts?" And it was published in a Jul 11, 2012 blog titled "FORELDRE BØR KUNNE HA ALT." It was also published in a Jul 31, 2012 blog titled "Norway immigration affects labour market efficiency." And it was published in a Nov 14,2012 blog titled "Ciao Mamma parto per un anno… ma non ti preoccupare!", as well as a Dec 7, 2012 blog titled "Eine Reise durch die Welt berufstätiger Mütter."

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Feb 13, 2013 blog titled "Cheap and easy beauty tips for busy mums." And it was published in a Mar 6, 2013 blog titled "‘Fear of foreigners groundless’, researcher says," as well as a Mar 7, 2013 blog titled "8 Ways to Say No at Work – Without Feeling Guilty." It was also published in a Mar 22, 2013 Norwegian blog titled "EFTA challenges Norwegian policies on benefits for foreigners."

Moving into 2014, the photo was published in a Mar 1, 2014 blog titled "Norway’s new immigration and asylum policies." It was also published in a Mar 8, 2014 blog titled "Work-Life Balance Still a Woman’s Problem, According to Execs."

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The streets were wet when I got up this morning, and the weather forecast called for rain throughout the day. As it turned out, the forecasters were wrong; but not wanting to expose my digital camera to a potential downpour, I decided to spend my half-hour of free time, during my lunch-break, down in the local subway station, where I knew I could stay dry. It was also my second opportunity to try out the combination of a new 70-300mm VR full-frame zoom lens with the high-ISO capability of my Nikon D700 full-frame camera. So I set the ISO meter to 6400 (yeah, yeah, I know that the newly-announced Nikon D3X can go all the way up to ISO 110,000 — but 6,400 is still a pretty awesome to me), found a quiet bench on the downtown side of the 96th Street IRT line (as opposed to last week’s adventure on the uptown side), and sat patiently to see what would happen across the tracks, on the uptown side…

For the first 15 minutes, I didn’t see anything at all worth photographing. But then, little by little, interesting people began shuffle past, or sit for a few moments on the wooden bench across the tracks. Or maybe they were there all along, and maybe it just took me a while to get "in the zone" and begin to appreciate why they were interesting and photogenic. I got a consistent sense of solitude, isolation, wistfulness and even loneliness in today’s collection of subjects; maybe the gloomy weather up above made them all pensive, or maybe they were just tired at the end of a long work-week. Or maybe they just had a lot on their minds, what with the economy and the swine flu and all of life’s other frustrations and disappointments. Whatever the reason, there were only one or two cases where I saw people laughing, smiling, or chatting cheerfully with one another.

I also took a couple of shots of people inside a subway car — sometimes through the window of the uptown train on the other side of the track, and occasionally of the downtown train when it stopped right in front of me (temporarily blocking my view of the activity across the track). In one case, the subway door opened right in front of me, and a young woman stared vacantly in my general direction while various other passengers wandered into, and out of, various subway cars. I pointed my camera in her general direction while I sat on the wooden bench, opened up the zoom as far as I could — i.e., 70mm — aimed it in her direction, and pushed the shutter button. With a wide-angle lens, this kind of "hip shot" often works reasonably well, even if I have to do a lot of cropping; but it was sheer luck that I got the woman framed almost perfectly with the 70mm setting on the long-telephoto I was using today.

As with the last subway group that I shot at ISO 6400, there’s a little bit of noise/graininess in these images — but I decided to leave them that way. I did adjust the "hot spots" (areas over-exposed from the fluorescent lighting in the subway station) and "cold spots" (shadows and dark areas), and punched up the color a little bit. But aside from that, this is yet another view of the typical daytime scene on a typical NYC subway line…

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Over the years, I’ve seen various photos of the NYC subway "scene," usually in black-and-white format. But during a recent class on street photography at the NYC International Center of Photography (ICP), I saw lots and lots of terrific subway shots taken by my fellow classmates … so I was inspired to start taking a few myself.

So far, I’m taking photos in color; I don’t feel any need to make the scene look darker and grimier than it already is. To avoid disruption, and to avoid drawing attention to myself, I’m not using flash shots; but because of the relatively low level of lighting, I’m generally using an ISO setting of 800 or 1600 — except for my most recent photos with my new D700, which are all shot at ISO 6400.

I may eventually use a small "pocket" digital camera, but the initial photos have been taken with my somewhat large, bulky Nikon D300 DSLR; and today’s were taken with an even bulkier Nikon D700. If I’m photographing people on the other side of the tracks in a subway station, there’s no problem holding up the camera, composing the shot, and taking it in full view of everyone — indeed, hardly anyone pays attention to what’s going on across the tracks, and most people are lost in their own little world, reading a book or listening to music. But if I’m taking photos inside a subway car, I normally set the camera lens to a wide angle (18mm) setting, point it in the general direction of the subject(s), and shoot without framing or composing.

So far it seems to be working … we’ll see how it goes…

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Note: This is one of 12 photos that I’ve culled from several thousand that I took in 2009, for possible presentation at a Jan 2010 class I’m taking at the International Center of Photography (ICP), called "On Seeing What’s Right In Front of You." The photos already exist in various other Flickr sets — often just one or two out of a group of hundreds of related images — and I’ve just pulled them together for this occasion.

In the spirit of the ICP class title, all of these photos were taken "right in front" of where I live — i.e., within a hundred feet of my apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The photos are organized as 6 separate pairs — each pair illustrating a specific situation, close to home, where I had a particular motivation or strategy for taking photos. This particular photo illustrates the principle that if you’ve avoided taking photos "right in front of you" because you don’t like the "style" of the ones taken by other people, then choose your own style. Case in point: every subway photo I’ve seen for the past 40 years has been black-and-white. I don’t like black-and-white, so I didn’t take subway photos. Then it occurred to me I could take color photos. Duh. Now I’ve got hundreds of interesting subway photos.

Moral Compass (2013) … Student: ‘I Guess I Got Molested’ (Oct 19, 2013) — The Idiot • a day ago, WTF! …item 2.. Elementary school principal arrested ‘on his way to meet child for sex’ (3 March 2014) …
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The victim contends in the probable cause affidavit that she "guessed she got molested," in three separate encounters at Hood’s house. She goes on to say that she would smoke pot and drink beer with Hood and his wife, and then sexual contact would be made when Hood’s wife left the room. The descriptions include touching and other sexual acts. Hood also sent her messages that had "sexually explicit content"

Earlier in the week Hood’s lawyer, Tim Jansen, spoke out about the investigation. .

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……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. . …..item 1)…. Student: ‘I Guess I Got Molested’ …

… WCTV News … www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/ … Coverage You Can Count On ! …

By: Matt Galka; Julie Montanaro Email Updated: Sat 1:45 AM, Oct 19, 2013

… Teen Speaks On Coach’s Advances 10-18-13 6pm … School, Police Speak On Misconduct Allegations 10-15-13 11pm … Dean/Coach Fired Over Allegations Of Improper Conduct 10-15-13 6pm … Gadsden Dean/Coach Fired 10-15-13 5pm

www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Dean-Of-Robert-F-Munroe-In-Qui…

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By Matt Galka
October 18, 2013

Gadsden County, FL – When Robert F. Munroe football coach and dean of students Danny Hood was fired on October 10th, the school said it was because of sustained allegations of improper conduct with a student. Hood was arrested Thursday night for sexual assault, obscene communications, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Arrest papers indicate that 38 year old Hood and a 16 year old girl drank beer and smoked pot together. The victim alleges that Hood, who was her softball coach, also touched her sexually. . …………………

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"We’ve heard her side of what happened, there was a relationship there with the coach, and that’s what we’re investigating, we’re finishing up the leads and the other information we have on this case now," said Major Shawn Wood with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim contends in the probable cause affidavit that she "guessed she got molested," in three separate encounters at Hood’s house. She goes on to say that she would smoke pot and drink beer with Hood and his wife, and then sexual contact would be made when Hood’s wife left the room. The descriptions include touching and other sexual acts. Hood also sent her messages that had "sexually explicit content"

Earlier in the week Hood’s lawyer, Tim Jansen, spoke out about the investigation.

"He’s devastated by these allegations. He denies it, he denies that he’s done anything improper," said Jansen via phone on October 15th.

Wood says that they are not sure if there were any more students involved. They are asking anyone with information to please come forward.

Hood’s bond was set at 3,000. He bonded out Friday morning.

Robert F. Munroe’s Head of School Suzanne Johnson released the following statement Friday:

"Coach Danny Hood’s employment with RFM was terminated on October 10th, 2013. Robert F. Munroe asks everyone to respect the criminal justice system and to let the process take its course. It would be inappropriate at this time to say anything more." . .

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By Julie Montanaro
October 18, 2013

Gadsden County, FL – A 16 year old student at the school says she repeatedly went to her coach’s home to drink beer and smoke pot, according to arrest papers released today.

Danny Hood was arrested last night for two counts of sexual assault, obscene communication and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The teen contends the coach would kiss her, touch her inappropriately and more when his wife was out of the room. . .

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By Julie Montanaro
October 18, 2013

Gadsden County, FL – Gadsden County Jail records show that former Robert F. Munroe football coach Danny Hood was arrested Thursday night for sexual assault, obscene communications and contributing to the delinquency of a minor,

His bond is listed at 3,000.

Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young says Hood was having a relationship with a 16 year old student at the school.

Hood was fired from his job earlier this week. We are trying to reach his lawyer for comment. . .

By: Matt Galka
October 15, 2013

Quincy, FL – Danny Hood and the Robert F. Munroe Bobcats were off to a good start at 4-2 this football season. On October 10th, that all came to an end for Hood, who also served as the Dean of the school. He was fired a short time after being placed on leave.

A statement from Head of School Suzanne Johnson reads: "This action was based on an allegation of improper conduct with a student, which has been sustained. The well-being of our children is our highest priority."

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating.

"We received an inquiry into an allegation from Robert F. Munroe from Children and Families. Made contact with the school, the school did their due diligence, and they’re taking all the necessary preparations to take care of what they need to as a school," said Major Shawn Wood of G.C.S.O.

Johnson’s statement contends the school completed a thorough review of the situation. Hood’s lawyer, Tim Jansen, says his client is innocent.

"He’s never been in trouble before, he had a great job over in Vernon, he took this job as the head coach, they picked him to be the school Dean, and he’s devastated by these allegations. he denies it, he denies that he’s done anything improper," said Jansen via phone.

Jansen also says the school never approached Hood about the allegations before firing him.

Jansen also says the school never approached Hood about the allegations before firing him.

"We do not know the allegations, we do not have any specifics, and the school did not give him an opportunity to respond before they terminated him," said Jansen.

We asked Johnson about Jansen’s claims of the school not approaching Danny Hood before firing him. She replied in an email "no comment." It’s important to note that no arrests have been been made at this time.

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office says they received a complaint, and that the allegations came from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) who is now looking into it.

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— Press Release: Robert F. Munroe Day School

As of Sunday, October 10th, 2013, Danny Hood has been terminated from employment at Robert F. Munroe Day School. This action was based on an allegation of improper conduct with a student, which has been sustained.

The well-being of our children is our highest priority. After learning of this allegation, Mr. Hood was placed on leave pending a thorough review of the situation. That review is complete.

Official communication on this issue will come directly from the Head of School.

At this point, we have asked Mr. Joey Edwards and Mr. Jimmy Harris to serve as Interim Co-Head Coaches of the football team. They all have graciously agreed. Jayme Williams has been hired as the new Dean.

Our commitment is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our children, and we appreciate the trust our parents have placed in us to guide and educate their children.

Suzanne M. Johnson Head of School Phone Number 850-856-5500 Fax Number 850-856-5856 Web Site www.rfmunroe.org
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– OH MY !!!! • 15 hours ago −

As ANY ADULT should know; you DO NOT put yourself in a situation that can even be thought of as wrong when in authority over children. Doing so sets the adult up for all kinds of accusations…even if they are not true. I do not know either of the people involved; but I can imagine what might have happened. Let me say Mr. Hood was WRONG to allow this young woman to visit his home. Whether anything happened or not ….it COULD have. I can understand how a young woman of 16 would be flattered by the "attentions" of an older man. Even though she might have liked this attention; she IS old enough to understand that under-age drinking and smoking "pot" is illegal. No one, I would imagine…forced her to go repeatedly to Mr. Hood’s home. Mr Hood’s wife (if in fact had knowledge of these "visits") was not too bright. I think that a woman who lets this sort of behavior go on in her home is blind, stupid or a pervert! I wonder if the accusations are being made because the girl’s parents caught up with HER? It is a difficult situation to be in as a parent…..and I feel for them. Rest assured Mr. Hood SHOULD be punished if he did something wrong….but, HIS FIRST mistake was to allow himself to be put in this situation. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ADULT !!!! .

– The Idiot • a day ago −

WTF! what adult sits around drinking and smoking with a 16 year old? A coach too? This dude and his wife are wayyyy out in left field. No excuse if even those allegations are true, much less trying to have a sexual 3way with this young kid. .

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… Mail Online – Daily Mail … www.dailymail.co.uk/news/

… John McGill was arrested on Sunday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation … The father of six has been a principal for 14-years and holds a doctorate level degree … He is charged with meeting an underage child on the Internet and traveling to have sex with them … His lawyer says that McGill denies all charges

By JAMES NYE PUBLISHED: 09:08 EST, 3 March 2014 | UPDATED: 09:12 EST, 3 March 2014

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572144/Elementary-schoo…

A Georgia elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with trying to have sex with a child after a sting operation conducted online by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.

John McGill, who is married with six children and three grandchildren, was one of 14 people taken into custody on Sunday in Operation Broken Heart and accused of traveling to meet a child for sex after visiting an internet chat room. . …………………..

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Accused; John Harold McGill, principal at Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Douglas County, attempted to have sex with a minor, according to the GBI

Dekalb County Jail

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McGill, who is the principal of Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Douglas County denied the charges after he was booked under the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 1999.

‘The purpose of ‘Operation Broken Heart’ was to arrest persons who communicate with children on-line and then travel to meet them for the purpose of having sex,’ the GBI said.

‘On-line child predators visit chat rooms and websites on the internet, find children, begin conversations with them, introduce sexual content and arrange a meeting with the children for the purpose for having sex.’

However, the GBI have not made it clear whether McGill was talking to and traveling to meet an actual child or whether agents were posing as underage children. . …………………….

img code photo … Decades of service – John McGill

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Decades of service: John McGill has denied all the charges against him but has been suspended from his job

MyFoxAtlanta .. FOX 5 .. Attorney Says McGill Has 35 Years Career In Education

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However, McGill’s attorney, Mac Pilgrim, has said that his client has not yet made clear his side of the story according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

‘You can’t jump to conclusions, there’s always more than meets the eye,’ Pilgrim told Channel 2 Action News. .

More…

… Baptist pastor arrested after police claim mentally handicapped woman’s father made her have sex with him because his wife is bedridden

…Mother who ‘suffocated daughter, 13, and attempted to poison three other children by force-feeding them narcotic drugs’ on Christmas Day may face death penalty Pictured: The 13-year-old boy mauled to death by 115-pound bull mastiff

… According to the GBI, the arrested inviduals, range in age from 21 to 64, and traveled from all parts of Northern Georgia with the intent to meet a child for sex.

McGill has been suspended from Mt. Carmel Elementary School after 18 years as a school administrator which included 14 as a principal. . ……………………

img code photo … Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Douglas County

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McGill is the principal at Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Douglas County

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‘I hope that you continue to find that Mt. Carmel is a ‘happy place’ where children feel safe, understand the high expectations for student achievement and the love for children that is present each and every day,’ he wrote on his online bio – which has now been removed.

According to records, McGill is the youngest of six children and has a Ph.D in educational leadership from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, in addition to degress from Troy State University and Alabama State University.

Douglas County School System spokeswoman Karen Stroud confirmed that McGill had been suspended pending the law enforcement investigation.

‘The system is cooperating fully with law enforcement,’ she wrote. ‘Few details, confirmed by law enforcement, are available at this time.’ .

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… Principal arrested on child porn, exploitation charges

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