Accused of tearing the fetus from the belly of another woman

An American woman was arrested over the weekend for attacking a pregnant woman in New Boston, Texas.

The drama took place at a city residence on Friday morning.

Authorities say the suspect slashed Reagan Simmons Hancock’s womb, who was seven and a half months pregnant, to remove her fetus.

The 21-year-old victim died of his injuries.

The suspect, who is currently unidentified, was arrested at the hospital in Idabel, Oklahoma, where she presented with the child.

The baby did not survive, according to regional television network KTBS.

The suspect was charged with abduction and murder of the fetus. Other charges should be filed in this case.

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Events in Rome 19 and 20 September

Last summer weekend in Rome. Autumn is almost upon us, but the capital still wants to take advantage of the beautiful days, the mild temperatures, with outdoor events, tastings of the best wines, street food, installations in the most beautiful Roman villas.

Space also for culture, with the new autumn exhibitions, which, due to the health emergency, have made the Romans want a lot. A weekend in which we talk about cinema, Roman history, dance and ecology, with a rich schedule of events not to be missed.

Weekend in Rome: what to do on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September

Second weekend of Vinòforum and also the final one of the demonstration in Tor di Quinto. Green light for beer at Palacavicchi and at street food in Garbatella. First weekend for the long awaited exhibition in the Villa of Alberto Sordi, just one of the many interesting exhibitions to be discovered on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September in the Capital. We go to the discovery of Cosmo at the Circus Maximus, they admire each other artistic installations in Villa Borghese. Cinema is the protagonist in the capital with the Pigneto Film Festival, while in Quarticciolo contemporary dance is the protagonist.

Let’s see what are the main events not to be missed during the weekend in Rome:

Vinòforum – The Space of Taste

Second and last weekend of Vinòforum in the green spaces of the Tor di Quinto Park, but with an even wider perimeter, of 13,000 square meters, thus meeting the needs that the historical period requires, to ensure an event in total safety. Awaiting visitors, a rich calendar of tastings and thematic insights, offering the unmissable opportunity to taste, often for the first time in a truly public situation, a large number of labels. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Exhibition in the house of Alberto Sordi

The exhibition for the Centenary of Alberto Sordi, set up in his house in piazzale Numa Pompilio, opened on 16 September. An unprecedented exhibition that unfolds in the various rooms of the actor’s house and in the garden. An exhibition made up of objects, clothes, photographs, unpublished documents, videos and many curiosities that allow visitors, the Romans, all those who loved the great Alberto Sordi, to immerse themselves in that private sphere that the actor showed very little. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Banksy on display at the Chiostro del Bramante

Over 90 works, in a rigorous exhibition itinerary, tell the world of Banksy at the Chiostro del Bramante. Within the sixteenth-century architecture in the heart of Rome, there is space for the “unknown” artist who has conquered the world thanks to works steeped in irony, denunciation, politics, intelligence, protest. From Love is in the Air to Girl with Balloon; from Queen Vic to Napalm, from Toxic Mary to HMV, from press proofs for the book Wall & Piece to record projects for vinyl and CD covers. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Street food festival in Garbatella

From Thursday 17 September, a fun and tasty weekend will begin in piazza sant’Eurosia, in the heart of the characteristic Garbatella district. Four days dedicated to food and fun on the road. In fact, “Garbatella TTS Street Food” is in its third edition: 26 Street Chefs will be present who from their beautiful and colorful restaurants on wheels will prepare incredible gourmet dishes to be enjoyed with family or friends in the elegant location created by the TTSFOOD team. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

The Cosmos at the Circus Maximus

Sunday 20 September there is the opportunity to discover curiosities about the cosmos in the suggestive archaeological area of ​​the Circus Maximus. The Cosmos at the Circus Maximus. Myths, visions and tales between archeology and astronomy is the title of the scheduled event, which will reveal the astronomical meanings present in the area starting from the archaeological remains and their history rich in cosmic symbolism. The initiative is part of Romarama, the new program of cultural events of Roma Capitale. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Back to nature a Villa Borghese

Back to nature, a special art exhibition in the park of Villa Borghese, curated by Costantino D’Orazio, inaugurated last September 15th. On display, with free admission, a series of installations designed to be exhibited outdoors and appreciated by all those who frequent the park, specially designed or reinvented for the occasion by artists of international importance. This is the first project coordinated with contemporary art installations as part of a strategy to enhance the capital’s historic parks. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Pigneto Film Festival, the third edition

The third edition of the Pigneto Film Festival opens on 26 September, organized by Waldo Event Network in one of the most lively and alternative neighborhoods of the capital: 5 foreign film makers, 144 hours to imagine and create an audiovisual product, using only “raw materials” of one of the smallest neighborhoods in Rome. Six days of filming in the “Pigneto triangle” where the young filmmakers in the competition will have the opportunity to tell the places and stories of one of the most alternative, dynamic and undisciplined neighborhoods in Italy. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Out of program, international contemporary dance festival

From 17 to 30 September, in the open spaces of Municipio V Cortili del Quarticciolo and Parco Alessandrino, the international festival of contemporary dance will be staged “Out of program”. After the first part which took place at the end of July in the outdoor spaces of the India Theater, the Festival continues with urban performances, workshops and meetings in the courtyards and gardens of the Quarticciolo district and of the Alessandrino Park (Municipio V). Saturday and Sunday in the program Balletto Civile in MAD. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

The Days of the Authors at the Farnese Cinema

The Cinema Farnese presents the 2020 edition of The Authors’ Days, promoted by ANAC and 100autori. An edition, number 17, certainly complicated by the strict sanitary measures but which was able to present films of surprising quality selected by Gaia Furrer and coming from 26 nationalities, from China to the United States, from Russia, South America, passing through Europe , Italy and the Venetian lagoon. The program of the Farnese cinema is made up of the films of the Competition, the Special Events and the “Venetian Nights”. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Rivers of beer at the Palacavicchi

Oktoberfest reaches Rome and Ciampino and Palacavicchi becomes the capital of beer in pure Bavarian style. The appointment is scheduled every weekend starting from 18th September until 31st October. Selection of craft beers and Bavarian food as tradition dictates. From pretzels to goulash, from pork shank to Bavarian sausages with sauerkraut. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Green Market Festival

The first Green Market Festival arrives in Città dell’Altra Economia on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September, an event that will take place monthly and will be itinerant. In Testaccio there will be two eco-friendly days dedicated to beauty, wellness, recycling, art and nature. The protagonists of the Green Market Festival will be sustainable artistic craftsmanship, organic agricultural producers with tastings of their products, schools and sessions of yoga and other disciplines, natural cosmetics, conferences on the environment and well-being and much more. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

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Ecotourism: “20 20” makes a stop in Rocca Massima

The Municipality of Rocca Massima next Saturday, 19 September, will host and sponsor one of the stages of the “20 20” event conceived and organized by TotoTravel which involves 20 regions of Italy (including islands) reached by an electric scooter traveling with zero impact . The green scooter, therefore, will reach the town in the province of Latina and then continue its journey.[TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

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Smoke from American fires reaching Europe

The fires that have been raging for weeks in the western United States are so powerful that the smoke they release has spread to Europe, and may be further fueled in the coming days by high winds expected in California.

• Read also: A historic observatory threatened by fire at the gates of Los Angeles

• Read also: Smoke from fires from the American West to Quebec

Since it began its satellite observations in 2003, the European Copernicus service on climate change had never recorded data of this magnitude.

The activity of these “unprecedented” fires is, according to the organization, “tens to hundreds of times more intense” than average.

Unprecedented amounts of carbon have already been released into the atmosphere. And the smoke, particularly dense, crossed the whole country and the Atlantic.

“The fact that these fires emit so much pollution into the atmosphere that we can still see thick smoke 8000 km away reflects how devastating they are, in terms of scale and duration,” said Wednesday in a report. press release Mark Parrington, scientist in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service.

Most of the smoke is concentrated on the west coast of the United States, where the air quality of the major California cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, or those further north of Portland (Oregon) and Seattle (Washington State) ), is currently among the worst in the world.

For days, it has been classified as “unhealthy”, even locally dangerous, by local authorities and some are starting to worry about the health consequences of such exposure to fumes.

More than 17,000 firefighters, exhausted by their Sisyphean fight against the flames since mid-August, are at work in the only state of California, the most affected, with some 25 major outbreaks.




AFP

And Gov. Gavin Newsom warned Wednesday against the “Santa Ana” winds, heavy and laden with hot, dry air, which are expected over California in the days to come and may worsen an already tense situation.

The state has already suffered more than 7,600 fires this year, compared to less than 5,000 throughout 2019, and the forest fire season traditionally lasts until November, said Newsom.

One of these fires, the “Bobcat Fire,” threatened to engulf the historic Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles, but firefighters managed to avert the danger immediately.

The fires of the American West have killed at least 30 people in California and Oregon. More than 2 million hectares in total have already gone up in smoke and tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes, hundreds of which have been reduced to ashes.

This is the case of the wooden house of Eraida Rodas, in which she had lived for a dozen years with her husband and four children in Talent, in southern Oregon.

All that remains today are the metal structure of the floor, the charred carcass of a child’s bicycle and small animal statues.

“It’s as if I had lost all the efforts that our family made, I feel empty and worried,” she told AFP, sobs in her voice.

The fires that are increasing across the planet are associated with various phenomena anticipated by scientists due to climate change: increase in temperature and decrease in precipitation in particular.

With less than two months of the presidential election, the fires, which have already caused billions of dollars in damage, have entered the campaign.

President Donald Trump visited California on Monday, where he sparked controversy by seeming to deny the role of climate change in these extraordinary fires, mainly due to him due to poor “forest management”.

His Democratic opponent Joe Biden, who will face him at the polls on November 3, has echoed him as a “climate arsonist”.

Without citing him by name, Governor Newsom, who spoke to President Trump earlier this week, said he had “no more patience for those who deny the existence of climate change.”

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In the middle of a nap, he is woken up by a bear!

A Massachusetts man who was napping by his pool last weekend was woken up by a black bear who had come to visit him.

Matt Bete dozed off in a lounge chair in his back yard when a bear entered through the gate that had been left open.

On the images of its surveillance camera, we can see the beast heading towards the pool to take a sip of water.

Curious, the animal then headed towards Matt, possibly in search of food. The bear felt one of Matt’s feet before touching it with its front paw.

Obviously, Matt woke up which surprised the beast which moved away.

Matt took the time to pick up his phone to take a few pictures of the bear that ran away for good.

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Ice cold humiliated: this is how Belgian student Sanda Dia died during hazing | NOW

27.2 degrees: this was the body temperature of future engineer Sanda Dia (20) when he was taken to hospital in the evening of December 5, 2018 by members of the Belgian student association Reuzegom. The blood came from his nose and mouth and his organs stopped working. Next week, eighteen people involved will be in court in the case that is horrifying all of Belgium. What happened to the 20-year-old student during the hazing?

Dia decided in 2018, during his studies at the Catholic University (KU) in Leuven, that it is good for his contacts and future if he joins the elite Reuzegom.

Many former members have been given leading jobs: judge, lawyer, banker. The slogan of the group: In order to live, grow and flourish (So ​​that they live, grow and blossom). Dia also sees this future for herself. Together with a few other aspiring members, he takes part in the two-day hazing, called a ‘baptism’ in Belgium.

The first day takes place in Leuven itself and is mainly devoted to binge drinking, according to a reconstruction of The newspapaer. Bottles of gin, beer and vodka are put to the lips of the aspiring members. They puke and lie motionless on the floor, but instead of cutting back, the situation gets worse: the faucets are disabled so they can’t ease their hangover.

With Dia in the backseat, Reuzegom drives on the second day to the Cardon log cabin, a house in a remote area in Vorselaar. And here it doesn’t get much better for the aspiring members, can be read in the reconstruction. In the icy cold they have to dig a hole, which they then have to stand in. They are being urinated over, the association members throw buckets of cold water and one of the aspiring members is even pooped.

The flag of Reuzegom. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Slides health deteriorates rapidly

Things are rapidly deteriorating with Dia, who has already been weakened by drinking a lot the day before. The aspiring members are imposed ‘food tests’ and must, among other things, drink fish sauce and eat a live goldfish. While a live mouse is being put in the blender in the cottage kitchen, the young student loses consciousness. Decades after he is taken out of the well, he is taken to hospital.

The doctors determine that the salt content in his body is so high that he is suffering from organ failure. That same evening the engineering student dies. According to The newspapaer the cries of one of the leaders, Alexander G., change from “We’re going to make it a crazy brutal year” to “If he doesn’t make it, ‘Zaadje’ (nickname other leader, ed.) and I just go for it. turn up, huh “.

How did it get this far? That is the question that occupies Belgium. “Where crowds come together, crazy things happen”, says Arjaan Wit, associate professor of psychology at Leiden University.

He explains that if there is no counter-voice, situations can get out of hand. “Especially if there is drinking and the organizing committee wants to go over the other year in terms of intensity.” White hopes that excesses like this will not occur much anymore due to the increased empowerment of young people. But the risk of escalation is still there.

“There is one word for this file: disgust”

Lawyer Sven Mary

‘Offering space to critical people is important’

The associate professor of psychology is therefore regularly approached by student associations who want advice on hazing. White, whose own daughter was pushed into the water blindfolded during a hazing at a rowing club in Leiden, believes that “a little caution won’t hurt”, not only physically, but also when it comes to insults.

“The most important thing is that the committees prepare well, put everything on paper and offer space to critical people. Both during the preparation and during the hazing,” said Wit. He also tipped off student associations that putting first and last names on the shirts of the organizing committee works to increase the sense of responsibility.

Fuss about handling case

Belgium is looking with great interest at next Friday, when the suspects appear before the courtroom. A petition for the prosecution of the involved eighteen former members of Reuzegom has now been signed almost twenty thousand times. Among the suspects are the organizer of the hazing Alexander G. and the former president of Reuzegom named Jef J., also known as ‘Zaadje’.

It is up to the council chamber to see what the burden of proof is and how the case should proceed. According to Belgian media, shortly after Dia’s death, WhatsApp conversations were deleted and the log cabin was thoroughly cleaned.

At the time, KU Leuven ended the incident with community service for the members of Reuzegom, which, incidentally, ended not long after Dia’s death. Rector Luc Sels recently said that he would like to consider an alternative to traditional baptisms. The university does not want to respond to questions from the media now that the case is in court.

Dia’s father is represented by lawyer Sven Mary, a well-known criminal lawyer who assisted terrorist Salah Abdeslam, among others. “There is only one word for this file. And when you pronounce it, you intuitively start looking for the superlative. The word is disgust,” said the counsel.

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High numbers of infections: is there a mask requirement for parties and celebrations? – Domestic policy

2034 new cases on Saturday! The number of people newly infected with corona has exploded. Politicians want to act – but how?

According to the Federal Government, private parties and holiday returnees from risk areas are currently contributing to the spread of the coronavirus in Germany. This is where they obviously want to start – masks could also become the rule at family celebrations and parties.

The federal and state health ministers want to discuss this today. A conference call will be about the requirements for family celebrations and other events, as Berlin’s Senator for Health Dilek Kalayci (SPD) announced as chairwoman of the conference.

So far, there is no clear line on the question of whether there should be new upper limits for private parties. The demand for a nationwide uniform regulation is encountering resistance in several federal states.

Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had suggested speaking again about the permitted size of such private parties because of the risk of infection.

So far, different regulations apply in the federal states. In Berlin, for example, indoor events with up to 500 people are currently allowed. In North Rhine-Westphalia a maximum of 150 guests may be present at “social events such as weddings”, in Bavaria a maximum of 100.

In view of the increasing number of infections, there are also considerations to expand the mask requirement, for example in professional life and in schools.

CDU boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said at the weekend that many companies had already introduced the mask requirement at work. “That could definitely be a step that will also become mandatory nationwide, at least if it could prevent entire industries from being closed.”

At a video conference on Thursday, the prime ministers of the federal states also want to discuss an expansion of the mask requirement with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).

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High numbers of infections: is there a mask requirement for parties and celebrations? – Domestic policy

2034 new cases on Saturday! The number of people newly infected with corona has exploded. Politicians want to act – but how?

According to the Federal Government, private parties and holiday returnees from risk areas are currently contributing to the spread of the coronavirus in Germany. This is where they obviously want to start – masks could also become the rule at family celebrations and parties.

The federal and state health ministers want to discuss this today. A conference call will be about the requirements for family celebrations and other events, as Berlin’s Senator for Health Dilek Kalayci (SPD) announced as chairwoman of the conference.

So far, there is no clear line on the question of whether there should be new upper limits for private parties. The demand for a nationwide uniform regulation is encountering resistance in several federal states.

Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had suggested speaking again about the permitted size of such private parties because of the risk of infection.

So far, different regulations apply in the federal states. In Berlin, for example, indoor events with up to 500 people are currently allowed. In North Rhine-Westphalia a maximum of 150 guests may be present at “social events such as weddings”, in Bavaria a maximum of 100.

In view of the increasing number of infections, there are also considerations to expand the mask requirement, for example in professional life and in schools.

CDU boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said at the weekend that many companies had already introduced the mask requirement at work. “That could definitely be a step that will also become mandatory nationwide, at least if it could prevent entire industries from being closed.”

At a video conference on Thursday, the prime ministers of the federal states also want to discuss an expansion of the mask requirement with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).

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Davina Michelle: ‘I didn’t know who I was anymore’ | NOW

Although Davina Michelle has been scoring hits for years and has more than a million followers on YouTube, it never came to an album before. On August 21 the time has come for the 24-year-old singer. The writing of that album was not just like that: “When the gigs and the career go away, what’s left of me?”

Many people’s lives have come to a standstill in recent months. You have been in Ahoy, recorded a film, you are on the jury of a talent show, you release singles, you release an album. Have you had any rest?

“And I also have two cats, haha. It has been really very busy. In fact, the time around the filming of the film was one of the busiest periods of the past years, I think. Everything was at the same time. And you think. Writing songs for an album, but there is so much more to it. Pictures have to be taken, promotional plans have to be made, you have to come up with clips. And I have to be there everywhere. “

“There was a period between Ahoy and Pathé where I spent a lot of time at home. I had to write for the album and the single, while at that moment I was a writers block had.”

That you sit down because you know you have to, but you just can’t.

“Exactly. All performances were canceled and I had little on my agenda. I sat down and suddenly it dawned on me that I could not perform (due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the accompanying measures, ed.) and therefore was not ‘the artist Davina’. And then I wondered: What is left of Michelle? At that moment I didn’t know who I was anymore. “

At the same time you could also think: that is something you can write about, that you are so stuck.

“Yes, I wanted that in the end. But that didn’t just happen. I normally listen to a melody and then think about what the song should be about, I write about it. With the melody of My Own World I thought it had to be about someone who is mentally cheating, so not really. But I couldn’t figure it out. I couldn’t write from myself at that moment, I couldn’t empathize with what I would be like in situations because I was so confused about how I felt and what was going on. “

So does your personality depend on ‘the artist Davina Michelle’?

“The moment I’m on stage or writing, I’m a different person than when I’m just chatting with you, mowing the lawn or sitting in a restaurant with friends. the same person, but a different version of it. Not that Davina took over, but just, I didn’t remember. Then one day I was very happy or very enthusiastic, as I am myself, but as Davina I am quite modest, because everyone recognizes you and looks at you as if you are some kind of statue, some kind of object. I took that home and it overflowed too much.

Isn’t that also because you were always busy for years? Then you don’t have the time to think about it until all of a sudden everything falls away.

“It’s so hard to explain. But if I’m not Davina, not the artist, what do I like to do? When the gigs and the career fall, what’s left of me? It was very confronting. that you are sitting at home and you realize that you used to go out or go somewhere, but now you can no longer. Because then I have to have my picture taken all day. “

“When I started to realize what was bothering me, I could also write it down. The melody of My Own World is a bit crazy, a bit mysterious. And so it suddenly became true when writing these feelings down. I’m glad I was able to put that in a song. I hope people can agree with that. It is also not a unique situation for someone, I think there are a lot of people who have this. That’s why I think it’s just chill to share it. “

In the concert registration you also say that you can feel completely different from one moment to the next: then you are cheerful and cozy and after that you do not want to sit alone anymore. If your mood changes like this, you run the risk of reading back your texts and thinking, I don’t feel like that anymore.

“Because we now had a deadline, because we actually wanted to release the album last year, I couldn’t keep tinkering anymore. While you always make a hundred changes again, I had to make that decision at some point. Of course I can now. I still think: oh if only that were different. But I am very proud of what we have achieved and I really support it. Also because it captures how I feel very much. Every song is a different feeling. “

“That’s the same as when I got an ugly tattoo three years ago. That butterfly, it really is a moth. The fact that it looks like this doesn’t matter to me, because it takes me back to the moment of putting it. But if I could now erase it and put it again I wouldn’t do it. “

Breakthrough partly thanks to Pink

  • Michelle Davina Hoogendoorn was born on November 12, 1995 in Rotterdam
  • In 2016 she participated in the returned Idols, in which she dropped out during the duet round
  • The singer shared covers of hits through her own YouTube channel. Pink liked that, after which the video of What About Us went viral
  • With Duurt Te Lang, by Glen Faria, she scored her first hit after De Beste Zangers
  • This was followed by hits such as Skyward, Hoe Het Danst, Beat Me and 17 Milljoen Mannen

If you have a lot of hits, you will quickly be accused of being commercial. How do you deal with that?

“You get that very quickly with pop music, that people think it is commercially oriented. And if you are a jazz musician, you make art. But you should not let me make jazz, I cannot do that.”

“It’s almost like you have to defend yourself that you’re not writing music to make money, but that you’re a musician. I don’t really give a shit if people think that way. I write music for myself and for the people who care about it. In addition, I earn my living with it and that is only logical because otherwise I cannot keep it up. And I do not make choices because I earn money with it, I do not do it for that. “

You scored a lot with Dutch songs, so commercially you should have done a Dutch song on the album.

“Well exactly. How it dances I did because I was invited by Marco Borsato and Armin van Buuren, you are really an idiot if you say no to that. But with 17 Million People (the hit she scored with Snelle, ed.): that was an accident. A very nice accident. “

What’s next?

“I can shout: I will be the new Beyoncé, but I cannot do more than work as hard as possible. I believe you should not expect too much, because then you can only disappoint yourself. I try to keep my expectations low, but my hope not. So I don’t expect to make it abroad, but I hope so. You shouldn’t set the bar too high, then you could disappoint yourself. And I’m just human. just want to live a good life. “

My Own World can be heard and purchased from August 21.

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What is drillrap and why do we suddenly hear a lot about it? | NOW

The drillrap music genre has recently come, and certainly after deadly stabbing in Scheveningen on Monday, come to lie under a magnifying glass. What does the phenomenon entail and why is it mentioned in the same breath as violent incidents?

Rapping about hard life and the street: Drillrap first appeared in Chicago’s South Side borough. Men, often unrecognizable through masks or balaclavas, talk about their problems in their music and also rap about their enemies. This includes verbal threats, sometimes also by showing firearms.

Drillrap is similar to trap, another subgenre, but is often more monotonous and dark. From Chicago, drillrap also slowly gained a foothold in London, where the more readily available knives were more often chosen instead of firearms.

And in recent years, the subgenre has also started to become more popular in this country, although the average Dutch person will probably not notice this: the genre is not often seen in the charts.

That it has a loyal fan base becomes clear when you look at the number of streams on music service Spotify. Numbers of the Amsterdam drillrap group 73 De Pijp (referring to the zip code) have hundreds of thousands to more than a million streams. Rappers Qlas & Blacka can even count on more than two million streams per song.

“It can escalate if another drillrap group responds.”

Kees van Overveld, pedagogue

Violent incidents in drillrap world

Violent crimes have been associated with the drillrap world in recent years. For example, at the end of last year Jay-Ronne Grootfaam (18) was killed in Amsterdam with a machete. The immediate cause seems to be a conflict between two groups in the city who have challenged and dissociated each other via the raps.

Among other Het Parool paints a similar picture to what happened in Scheveningen on Monday. A conflict between groups from Rotterdam and Amsterdam would have preceded the stabbing to death of a nineteen-year-old Rotterdammer. The two men who were arrested are said to be members of the Amsterdam drillrap group 73 De Pijp.

There have been cases of drillrap groups going to other people’s postcode area to record a rap video there. “To be sick”, explains pedagogue Kees van Overveld. He provides information in schools, for example on how to deal with stabbing incidents. “The video is then put online, forcing the other group to respond. And that can escalate.”

‘Phenomenon must first be properly explained’

Research from City University London shows that labeling drillrap as ‘criminal music’ does more harm than good. After all, that leaves no room for innocent young people who only want to express themselves creatively.

In the Netherlands, no research results are yet available about what is already circulating everywhere: the alleged connection between increasing violence (for example stabbings) and drillrap. Erasmus University started such a study in March of this year.

“We want to explain the violence, the music and the role of social media well, with a nuanced story,” say the researchers. “The phenomenon must first be properly explained before anything can be said about the significance of any increase in violence.”

One of the criminologists involved showed up Broadcaster West know that the young people with whom things go wrong often also have other problems.

‘Drillrap is a translation of street life’

Van Overveld understands why music is popular among some young people. “It is a translation of life on the street. It is about poverty, about a dream that cannot be realized. That appeals. You see the excesses in the news now.”

They can also make a positive use of the drillrap groups reaching young people. For example, a song was recently made about staying at home during corona time. “You stay osso” (you stay at home), it was said.

According to Van Overveld, there is certainly a difference between the young people in the drillrap world. He sees a group of influencers who make the videos and aspire to a career in the music industry. Another group, he explains, is made up of young people who are influenced by the glorification of weapons and walking along. “They have knives with them with the intention of doing something with them. It’s a symbol of defense for them.”

‘Some do not get a successful rap career’

Crime journalist Paul Vugts says in The Willem Podcast that it is not without reason that youth workers use hip-hop in community centers to help young people on the right path. For some, making music is the step to a legal career. “The problem is that some do not get a successful rap career, but a criminal career in which they also rap. And that combination gives them more ‘street credits’ from the children on the street.”

He sees that there are good role models among the drillrappers, but also a number who set a bad example. In the conversation with Marian Husken and Harry Lensink, he mentions rapper JoeyAK, for example, who is currently detained on suspicion of kidnapping a mother and her two children and pouring boiling water on the woman.

Drillrap groups renounce fatal stabbing

Hip-hop platform 101Barz lets you know when asked that it does not want to answer the questions from NU.nl. The platform does point to a previously circulated statement, in which it says that hip-hop has been the uncensored soundtrack of youth for years and that the music is as diverse as the makers. “Even if we remove music from our society, street life will not disappear.”

101Barz has of its own accord removed some videos of the drillrap groups Blacka 24 and 73 De Pijp, which may have been involved in the stabbing in Scheveningen. “If we have any doubts about intentions other than performing and conveying hip-hop music, we no longer broadcast the session.”

The 73 De Pijp label, SouthSide MusicGroup, and Blacka 24 distance themselves from the stabbing incident in their statements. They say they are talking to prevent such events in the future.

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For wine to Znojmo. The historic vintage will replace Vinařské T (r) ipy this year

“Despite the fact that we cannot organize the Znojmo Vintage due to government measures, we present Vinařská T®ipy together with the winemakers. Open cellars and tastings will be offered on the weekend of September 11-13 by winemakers from Hnanice and Šatov, Konice and Popice, Vrbovec, Božice, Nový Šaldorf, Havraníky, Chvalovice or also from Znovín Znojmo and Vinařství Lahofer, “said František Koudela, director of Znojemská Beseda.

A unique event of this format will be in the Znojmo region for the first time. “Thanks to the size and scope, there will be no accumulation of a huge number of visitors, and in addition to the wine menu, they will also be able to enjoy the music and accompanying program,” added Koudela.

All winemakers are looking forward to the guests. “Already in June, it occurred to us that if the Vintage was not in Znojmo, we would make open cellars. Other colleagues also joined, “said one of the organizers from Hnanice, Josef Kořínek.

Although many imagine the festivities associated with the procession of King John of Luxembourg under vintage, it is the celebration of the harvest and harvest of the vines that hides beneath it. “The weather, which this year is characterized by alternating cold and warm days and nights, predetermines that this year’s wines will be pleasantly aromatic, especially Sauvignon, Müller Thurgau, Tramín červený, Veltlínské zelené and all nutmeg varieties,” said Pavel Vajčner, Chairman of the Board of Znovín Znojmo.

By joint promotion of partial events and the program, the organizers want to satisfy locals and visitors who have planned a trip to Znojmo in this period and who, for example, already have booked accommodation. “We really have a lot of questions about the alternative program instead of the vintage, and this offer will be the answer for us,” added Koudela. An overview of all events can be found on the website of Znojemská Beseda and at individual associations and wineries.

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