Rick Jervis USA TODAY Published 6:41 AM EDT Sep 18, 2018 LAREDO, Texas – The Border Patrol agent who allegedly went on a killing spree this month is a former Navy corpsman who led a quiet, suburban life with a wife, children and respected job. But Juan David Ortiz, 35, also wished to "eradicate all the prostitutes" and befriended sex workers before shooting them execution-style and dumping their bodies in rural areas, law enforcement and county officials said. Police are still trying to determine what exactly triggered Ortiz to launch the spree that left four people dead in this border city. He's been charged with four counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities have named Melissa Ramirez, 29, Claudine Ann Luera, 42, and Humberto Ortiz, 28, as the victims. A fourth victim was not named. All died between Sept. 3 and Sept. 15, their bodies found within miles of one another. "It's … [Read more...] about Police said Ortiz confessed to the killings and pointed them to the bodies.
What’s behind the name, Ella Canta? I think Ella Canta is a beautiful name that embodies femininity and female pride. It represents the fact that cooking is a complete entity – it involves passion and beauty and it is a symphony – it is a complete concept. How similar is Ella Canta to your Mexican flagship restaurant, Dulce Patria? They are similar in many ways – Dulce Patria is a very poetic and feminine restaurant. I have taken inspiration from these elements in the dishes we serve at Ella Canta. My restaurant in Mexico City is the proud mother of Ella Canta. Read more Britain’s Clare Smyth wins controversial ‘Best Female Chef’ award Why did you choose Park Lane to open up and inside the InterContinental hotel? Were you not worried that people would not come because it was inside a hotel? It was a great opportunity to showcase Mexico in one of London’s best locations and we’re pleased to be … [Read more...] about Chef Martha Ortiz on modernisng Mexican food, ‘eating colour’ and grasshoppers
Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind ★★★☆☆ Download this: "Ciao Adios", "Then", " Anne-Marie is something of an anomaly in the UK pop scene; an artist who sounds as though she should be bigger than she is right now. The Essex-born pop singer is less polished than most pop fans will have come to expect, but the streetwise sass is what makes her stand out in a very crowded field, and her debut album Speak Your Mind is jam-packed with the stuff. Opening with “Cry”, a top-of-the-lungs belter that recalls the anthemic, uplifting style of Norwegian pop star Sigrid, she stamps down that trademark zero f**ks given attitude when it comes to men who waste her time. On single “Ciao Adios” you can picture the curl of the lip and the mic drop as she dismisses an unfaithful boyfriend. Both songs offer pleasingly refreshing takes on the ‘you cheated’ track; she’s not wasting time crying over this one, he wasted his … [Read more...] about Album reviews: Anne-Marie, Speedy Ortiz, Twin Shadow, Okkervill River, Willie Nelson
Students and parents are upset to learn an award-winning teacher was suspended from her school for telling her students she was gay, according to reports. Stacy Bailey, an art teacher at Charlotte Anderson Elementary in Texas, was suspended after the school district received a complaint from parents about her discussing her sexual orientation “with elementary-aged students”, according to a statement from the school. First reported by The Dallas Morning News, Bailey has been suspended with pay since September. Bailey won the teacher of the year award twice at Charlotte – the second time just four months before she was suspended. The statement says that though it is the district’s general rule “not to comment on employee personnel matters...”: Misinformation about her personnel matter has created disruption at [the school]. The district claims that Bailey was not suspended for petitioning the school to include LGBT+ language in its … [Read more...] about Award-winning teacher suspended for telling her students she is married to a woman
One of Banbury’s most popular independent cafes is also a favourite of professional chefs and has been named as one of just three Oxfordshire restaurants ‘Where Chef’s Eat’. The North Bar café has been included in Where Chefs Eat, a guide to chef’s favourite restaurants after receiving a recommendation from Robert Ortiz, a Michelin starred chef of Lima in London, the first Peruvian restaurant in Europe to be recognised by the Guide. Founded and run by Ilja Abbattista and husband Lino, Little Amsterdam stands alongside Michelin starred restaurants Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons and the Nut Tree Inn as the only Oxfordshire representatives. Ilja said: “I can’t quite believe that I saw Little Amsterdam in the book, I have been on cloud nine all day.“I’m ecstatic to say the least, it feels wonderful that we have celebrity chefs coming to dine here and recommend us, we also have other celebrities dining here.”The café … [Read more...] about Banbury’s Little Amsterdam receives double recognition