Waitress in Orlando saves a boy from abuse by his parents

A waitress at a restaurant in Orlando, Florida, saved the life of an 11-year-old boy by deciding to intervene at a table where the boy was denied food.

The waitress He noticed bruises on the boy’s body and then wrote a poster asking the boy if he needed help, to which he answered in the affirmative. When the boy said yes, the waitress called the authorities and both the mother and stepfather at the scene were arrested.

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Waitress rescues abused boy (11) with a question on a piece of paper

January 15, 2021 – 16:15 Clock

So that the parents wouldn’t notice, she held out a piece of paper to him

Just great what this smart and courageous woman has achieved: It is thanks to Flavaine Carvalho’s attention that the ordeal of an eleven-year-old boy was ended and he was freed from the clutches of his heartless mother and brutal stepfather. Various US media report on this.

“Do you need help?” – the boy nods

Flavaine Carvalho

Carvalhos is a waitress at a diner in Orlando, Florida. When she serves the last guests of the day in the small restaurant, she has a strange feeling. Something seems to be wrong, the child at the table seems strangely quiet, is not allowed to order anything.

Then she learns that the mother forbids the boy to eat anything. She can see little of his skin because he is wearing a hoodie and mask. But she notices that he has a bruise on his temple, a scratch can be seen between his eyebrows.

The waitress withdraws, ponders. Then she writes on a piece of paper “Are you okay?” and goes back to the table. Unobtrusively, so that only the little boy can see, she holds the note out to him. He shakes his head, but Flavaine Carvalho is now certain that something is wrong. “I knew he was scared,” she says. She takes another sheet. “Do you need help?” This time the boy nods.

Sometimes the stepfather would hang him upside down on a door frame

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Stepfather Timothy Wilson II and mother Kristen Swann were arrested.

Carvalho informs her boss and alerts the police. The officers come and are shocked by what they find. When the police ask the boy to show them his arms, he winces in pain as he tries to pull up the sleeves of his hoodie. It’s covered in bruises.

But that is only the tip of the iceberg – the true extent of the horror will only become apparent as the investigation proceeds. The boy reports that his stepfather, Timothy Wilson, regularly beats him up. He was beaten with objects, but often also with bare fists. Sometimes the brutal thug would hang him upside down on a door frame with his knuckles. In another case he was tied up in a moving van.

Policewoman: What he went through shocks my soul

His mother often punished him with food withdrawal. The general condition of the child is questionable, a doctor determines that he is too thin for his size and age, ten kilos underweight, the doctor estimates.

“What this kid went through was torture,” said Detective Erin Lawler of the Orlando Police Department at a press conference. “There is no justification for it. I am a mother myself. To see what the eleven year old went through shocks my soul.” She is close to tears when she says: “If Ms. Carvalho hadn’t said anything, this little boy would probably not have been with us long.” Orlando Rolon, the city’s police chief, confirms: Flavaine Carvalho may have saved the lives of two children.

The couple also have a four-year-old daughter

Because the couple still have a four-year-old daughter who was not in the restaurant. Both children are now in the care of the youth welfare office. The girl was not physically abused, or at least there was no medical evidence, the police said.

The battered boy’s stepfather and Kristen Swann, mother, are on remand. Swann knew what Wilson was doing to her son, police said. She confessed to knowing about the abuse. Nevertheless, she did not do anything about it and despite the injuries did not go to the doctor with her child.

“If I could see the boy again, I would just like to hug him tightly”

The fact that Flavaine Carvalho, herself the mother of a daughter, becomes a heroine is certainly no coincidence, but fortunate circumstances favor it. This is what her boss, restaurant owner Rafaela Cabede, tells. Because actually Carvalho would not have been on duty that evening, is only there because she stands in for a colleague at short notice. And the family sits at the only table at which it was possible to inconspicuously show the child notes. In addition, they were the last guests – it is not certain whether the waitress would have had the necessary attention to notice the child’s injuries in the stress of a packed restaurant.

Cabede praises her employees: “We are very proud,” she says. The case must “encourage people to say something when they see something.” Her heroine says modestly: “If I could see the boy again, I just want to hug him tightly.”

Donation account for the children

Orlando police named a trust account in support of the children. If you want to donate, you can contact the following address:

  • COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE, P.A. Trust Account
    c/o The Northern Trust Company
    600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2400
    Miami, Florida 33131
    Attn: Michael Villasana

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Florida, USA: Waitress rescues abused boy (11) from his parents

January 16, 2021 – 5:53 p.m. Clock

So that the parents wouldn’t notice, she held out a piece of paper to him

Just great what this clever and courageous woman has achieved: It is thanks to Flavaine Carvalho’s attention that the ordeal of an eleven-year-old boy was ended and he was freed from the clutches of his heartless mother and brutal stepfather. Various US media report on this.

“Do you need help?” – the boy nods

Flavaine Carvalho

Carvalhos is a waitress at a diner in Orlando, Florida. When she serves the last guests of the day in the small restaurant, she has a strange feeling. Something seems to be wrong, the child at the table seems strangely quiet, is not allowed to order anything.

Then she learns that the mother forbids the boy to eat. She can see little of his skin because he is wearing a hoodie and mask. But she notices that he has a bruise on his temple, a scratch can be seen between his eyebrows.

The waitress withdraws, ponders. Then she writes on a piece of paper “Are you okay?” and goes back to the table. Unobtrusively, so that only the little boy can see, she holds the note out to him. He shakes his head, but Flavaine Carvalho is now sure that something is wrong. “I knew he was scared,” she says. She takes another sheet. “Do you need help?” This time the boy nods.

Sometimes the stepfather would hang him upside down on a door frame

wilson-swan

Stepfather Timothy Wilson II and mother Kristen Swann were arrested.

Carvalho informs her boss and alerts the police. The officers come and are shocked by what they find. When the police ask the boy to show them his arms, he winces in pain as he tries to pull up the sleeves of his hoodie. It’s covered in bruises.

But that is only the tip of the iceberg – the true extent of the horror will only become apparent as the investigation proceeds. The boy reports that his stepfather, Timothy Wilson, regularly beats him up. He was beaten with objects, but often with bare fists. Sometimes the brutal thug would hang him upside down on a door frame with his knuckles. In another case, he was tied up in a moving van.

Policewoman: What he went through shocked my soul

His mother often punished him with food withdrawal. The general condition of the child is questionable, a doctor determines that he is too thin for his size and age, ten kilos underweight, the doctor estimates.

“What this kid went through was torture,” said Detective Erin Lawler of the Orlando Police Department at a press conference. “There is no justification for it. I am a mother myself. To see what the eleven year old went through shocks my soul.” She is close to tears when she says: “If Ms. Carvalho hadn’t said anything, this little boy would probably not have been with us long.” Orlando Rolon, the city’s police chief, confirms: Flavaine Carvalho may have saved the lives of two children.

The couple also have a four-year-old daughter

Because the couple still have a four-year-old daughter who was not in the restaurant. Both children are now in the care of the youth welfare office. The girl was not physically abused, or at least there was no medical evidence, the police said.

The battered boy’s stepfather and Kristen Swann, mother, are on remand. Swann knew what Wilson was doing to her son, police said. She confessed to knowing about the abuse. Nevertheless, she did not do anything about it and despite the injuries did not go to the doctor with her child.

“If I could see the boy again, I would just like to hug him tightly”

The fact that Flavaine Carvalho, herself the mother of a daughter, becomes a heroine is certainly no coincidence, but fortunate circumstances favor it. This is what her boss, restaurant owner Rafaela Cabede, tells. Because actually Carvalho would not have been on duty that evening, is only there because she stands in for a colleague at short notice. And the family sits at the only table at which it was possible to inconspicuously show the child notes. In addition, they were the last guests – it is not certain whether the waitress would have had the necessary attention to notice the child’s injuries in the stress of a packed restaurant.

Cabede praises her employees: “We are very proud,” she says. The case must “encourage people to say something when they see something.” Her heroine says modestly: “If I could see the boy again, I just want to hug him tightly.”

Donation account for the children

Orlando police named a trust account in support of the children. If you want to donate, you can contact the following address:

  • COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE, P.A. Trust Account
    c/o The Northern Trust Company
    600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2400
    Miami, Florida 33131
    Attn: Michael Villasana

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Orlando Universal Park reaches its maximum capacity 10 minutes after opening

He Universal theme park in Orlando (Florida, USA) reached this Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 10 minutes after opening its doors, the maximum capacity of visitors according to the norms of the pandemic, the same that happened in the three previous days.

At 08:10 in the morning (local time), Universal Orlando Resort reported on social networks that more visitors were not allowed until further notice and published a special phone number so that interested parties can find out about the level of capacity before going to the park.

In the message it indicates that it could reopen its doors after lunch time.

The park had warned on December 29 that it might have to close its doors shortly after opening and advised those with a flexible calendar let today’s date pass.

Despite the recommendations stay at home issued by health authorities many Americans have traveled these days to spend the New Year in tourist places.

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) monitored 1.28 million passengers at the nation’s airports last Sunday, the highest number in a single day since March.

During the past week they went through controls of TSA more than seven million passengers.

In 2018, the last year with full figures, Orlando was the tourist destination “number one” in the United States, with 75 million visitors, a 4.2% increase over 2017.

In December 2019 the Orlando International Airport, in central Florida, surpassed a record 50 million passengers in one year.

The pandemic and the consequent closing of activities Starting in March, they have caused serious damage to Florida’s tourism industry, which is estimated to take years to recover.

The theme parks of Orlando, which had to apply thousands of suspensions and dismissals of workers, reopened last July with new security measures and have been gradually recovering visitors.

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Since the 19th century, a president has not executed so many people – and wants to kill more

There are 22 American states that do not have capital punishment and among the 28 that provide for it 12 have not applied it for 10 years. This year, there have only been executions in five states – a total of eight dead convicts; the downward trend in executions has been noticeable in the US since the 1990s. But the Trump administration decided, in its final year, to resume federal executions, which had not taken place since 2003. And it did so with such enthusiasm that in the week of July when he ordered his first federal execution marked two more; right there, it equaled the number of federal executions of the last three decades. Two more in August, two more in September; after the elections, on November 19, one more, and in December two.

It adds up to ten, that is, more than 21% of all federal executions since the 1920s – totaling 47. And making 2020 the first year in the history of the country where there were more federal executions than of all states combined .

But Trump does not intend to stop here: there are three more federal executions scheduled for 2021, including the first for a woman since 1953. This is Lisa Montgomery, 52, convicted in 2004 for the murder of an eight-month-old pregnant woman who subsequently removed the baby from the belly with a knife (the child survived). Montgomery is the only woman on federal death row (there are 50 women sentenced to death in 15 states), with 61 men. His execution was scheduled for December 8 and was postponed to January 12, eight days after Biden’s inauguration.

Since 1889, an outgoing president has not had someone killed during the transition period – in what the United States calls the president “lame duck“, that is,” lame duck “. The last president to order executions as a lame duck was Grover Cleveland, in 1889, and he was also Cleveland, in his second term (he is the only one in US history who has had two non-consecutive terms, having been the 22nd and 24th president) , setting the record for federal executions – 16. If he kills the 13 he has planned, Trump will be second in this category.

Executions have been declining since the 1990s

Federal executions result, as the name implies, from decisions of federal courts, which can sentence to death for murder or attempted murder of witnesses, jurors, or members of the courts, but also treason, espionage and even drug trafficking, among others. other crimes. Contrary to what happens in the courts of the states, in which each attorney has the autonomy to ask for the death penalty, in the federal system only the US Attorney General (the correspondent to the Portuguese Attorney General but also to the Minister of Justice ) may ask for capital punishment. Convicts can only appeal to federal courts.

But despite the killing fury of the Trump administration, and there are still about 2,600 people on death row in the U.S. since 1991, that few people have been executed in a year. After a peak of 98 executions in 1999, the number has been noticeably lower. And the state of California, which has the largest number of people sentenced to capital punishment – 720 – has not done so since 2006.

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Charlie Woods puts Papa Tiger in the shade

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Charlie Woods puts Papa Tiger in the shade

Eleven year old Charlie Woods enchants the golf world. At his first major tournament, little Woods showed at the side of his 44-year-old father, Tiger, that he, too, has mastered the art of golf brilliantly.

There was no sign of any nervousness in Charlie on Sunday in the final round of the PNC Championship in Orlando. Team Woods finished the traditional family tournament at the noble Ritz-Carlton Golf Club with a total of 124 strokes in seventh place. World number three Justin Thomas (27) won the title with his father Mike (61) with 119 strokes.

Tiger Woods enjoyed the joint appearance with his filius. “I’m so proud of how Charlie managed this,” said the 15-time major champion after the tournament. But the most important thing for him was that Charlie had pure fun playing golf here. All the attention at the tournament belonged to eleven year old Charlie. “This is the first tournament where Tiger Woods is playing and he’s not the star of the show,” remarked Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington, who competed in Florida with his son Patrick, 17.

Germany’s golf legend Bernhard Langer (63) also played again in Orlando – this time with his daughter Jackie (34). The Langer team finished the event with 127 strokes in shared twelfth place. The two-time Masters winner had already won the tournament four times with his sons – last year for the second time after 2014 with Jason and before that twice (2005 and 2006) with Stefan.

At the event in Florida that has become known as the father-son tournament, the rules have been adjusted over time so that daughters are also allowed, grandfathers can play with grandchildren or granddaughters, or professionals can play with one parent. Participation is open to golfers who have won either a major or the Players Championship.

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Concachampions 2020: This is how the semifinals of the tournament will be played

The Semifinals of the Concachampions are defined. Following the resolution of the Quarterfinal qualifiers, four teams will battle for the title of the region in the coming days.

Two representatives of the Liga MX, one from MLS, and another from the Honduran League, will be the protagonists of this round in the bubble of Orlando, Florida.

The first match will face one of the favorites of the contest but with a ‘debt’ at an international level, such as the UANL Tigers, against Olimpia of Honduras, ‘black horse’ of the fair.

This meeting will take place next Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Orlando City Stadium.

On the same stage, but at 9:30 p.m. (Central Mexico time), the America will seek to take another step towards his eighth tournament crown against the always dangerous LAFC, where the Mexican Carlos Vela shines.

After these matches, the Final will be ready on Tuesday, December 22, a game that will crown one of these teams and give a ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup, which will take place next February.

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The absurdity of nature: heron swallows a crocodile whole

Read this article in Spanish in the Miami Herald.

Alligators are generally some of the top eaters in Florida.

However, Mother Nature does not always work as intended.

Shellie Gilliam, a wildlife photographer, captured the moment one of the kings of the swamps was swallowed whole one Saturday afternoon – by a bird by no means – in Lake Apopka outside Orlando.

It is true that the crocodile was very small, but the episode does not fail to impress.

In a video posted to her Facebook account on Monday, Gilliam shows the moment when a huge blue heron completely devours the reptile it found for a snack.

“A bird can eat a crocodile! It’s wild enough! ”Wrote the owner of the Florida Wild and Exotic Animals Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center, located in Palm Shores. “This blue heron took half an hour to kill and eat a newborn crocodile.”

Gilliam wrote that she was not sure at first whether or not it was a crocodile in the bird’s jaw, and she was dumbfounded.

“This is absolutely amazing!” He wrote. “Nature is fascinating to me every day.”

Visitors to Gilliam’s page also said they were stunned.

“How can something like this be possible?” Asked one visitor, adding that it took a bit of a Google search.

“What a brutal thing!”, Added another visitor when speaking of the heron, known for its strong and sharp beak, and its diet of diverse animals such as frogs, snakes, turtles, and even small mammals.

Gilliam’s husband, fellow photographer Danny Gilliam, also snapped some spectacular photos that day.

“A crazy video,” he wrote of the images on Instagram whose caption read: “A crocodile for a snack.”

Translation of Jorge Posada

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Raúl Monsalve, the groove of the future

From Malembe, a preamble built from a recording by Vasallos del Sol, a Venezuelan collective that has been plowing folklore for ages, the stakes are raised. Beating drums, heady incantations, roaring bass are intermingled in a maelstrom which blurs all dating. And Calf, the hectic Afro-Latin jazz-funk trend, traces the same objective: to demonstrate the modernity of the Afro-Venezuelan tradition, an essence that allows us to go beyond, and to dismantle by example the clichés that condemn it to no to be at the museum.

Sound finder

What Raúl Monsalve sums up with a slogan that echoes the work of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago: «Ancient to the future», adding “And at the same time” Future to the ancient “”. The inversion makes sense for this bassist who had already experimented quite a bit in Caracas, notably with kRé, an ensemble halfway between post-rock and Afro-Latin, while attending the percussionists of the Sarria district where he could touch the sounds of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Venezuelan. So much baggage that will weigh in the balance when he arrives here ten years in Paris.

A graduate of ethnomusicology, Raùl Monsalve has never ceased to question this tradition that he had the leisure to test live during his back and forth movements in the Afro-Venezuelan region of Barlovento, striking it with the many other sound sources that feed the music. abundant thought of this researcher of sounds doubled as a practitioner without chapel spirit. To be well known to the shelves of record stores, since his arrival in Europe he has continued to expand his area of ​​influence, whether with the Nigerian Orlando Julius, or Maria Fernanda Ruette, with whom he will create the psyche-colored folk quartet Insolito Universo, in a furrow close to Los Forajidos, or alongside the Heliocentrics, starting with the boss Malcolm Catto who ensures the production of this new album. It was with the latter, at the Quatermass Sound Lab, that he laid the foundations: “We both share this obsession with groove between bass and drums. The idea of ​​a lively rhythm, not necessarily perfect, but perfectly organic. Then his advice allowed me to focus in a certain direction and his unorthodox listening was essential during the mix. ” Enough to stay the course between the canons of tradition and the freedom to part with it, in a combination that rings true, as already promised. Volume Two in 2014. If the mix is ​​broad, combining Latin-jazz in the style dear to Eddie Palmieri with afro-funk in the direct line of the Ghanaian founding peers (just as the list is long of the voices invited to share this feast untimely, along the beaches: Luzmira Zerpa, defector of the fabulous group Family Atlantica, the capital Betsayda Machado, or Rafa Pino, a young singer who also delves into folklore), the link to all of these could well be this pleasure of making dance, “A ritual connection” as he likes to say, even when the turneries make you dizzy.

Trance

This is not the least feat of this third disc whose unstable alchemical formula constantly manages to keep us both feet on the track of trance. Without ever forgetting to invite us to think beyond genuflections, as its title suggests, Animal, or the “bugs” which represent the wide variety of human feelings: hatred, greed, liberation, love, and so on. “Through this word, it is a question of celebrating friendship and solidarity, but also of denouncing all these mediocre people who are in power, in Venezuela as elsewhere. Trump is as much of a bicho as Nicolás Maduro. ”

Jacques Denis

Raùl Monsalve and The Outlaws Animals (Olindo Records).

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“Dalida would have been very proud to hear one of her songs in a James Bond”

Confined to the right bank in Paris, Orlando, the legendary producer and brother of Dalida was lucky not to catch the Covid and says he is doing wonderfully. The singer’s sole legatee, this demanding and intelligent man closely monitors the management of Dalida’s posthumous career. A year ago, in great secrecy, he allowed James Bond producers to use the song. The sleeping city in the next 007, To die can wait. Several times postponed, this blockbuster starring Daniel Craig is now announced in theaters on March 31, 2021. A limited and numbered edition of In the sleeping city just released in 25 cm vinyl (14.19 euros).

LE FIGARO – Dalida has a very good posthumous career. You constantly receive requests to use his songs but that of James Bond is all the same apart?

Orlando – When the phone rang a year ago, I was really surprised (laughs). It really pleased me that the team of James Bond looked at Dalida’s repertoire. I admit to feeling a touch of pride. Dalida would have loved it too. She really enjoyed watching 007 movies especially the early ones. In the 80s, in the company of Michel Drucker with whom she was very good friends, she went to dinner at the Palace of Versailles at the same table as Sean Connery and Roger Moore. There are beautiful photos of this evening.

Michel Drucker, Dalida and Roger Moore on September 17, 1981. Orlando Private Collection

The choice of the producers of James Bond is astonishing, In the sleeping city is not yet a hit?

Dalida’s songs feature in the credits of over 40 films and usually they are the big hits. There, it’s different but when you listen, you understand. The arrangements are very similar to the James Bond credits. They have the same color.

At what point in the film will we hear Dalida?

In a scene where James Bond is in France. The production obviously did not send me a preview of the images of the film but a synopsis of the scene. The song is broadcast on the radio and in a nightclub.

In France, the enthusiasm for Dalida has never ceased. There, what is extraordinary is the madness on the international scene.

Orlando

Dalida liked this song?

She adored him. She then recorded it in Italian and then in German. It is composed by William Sheller and written by Claude Lemesle. William Sheller brought it a new style. After this first collaboration, he wrote the title I rest.

Are you releasing the limited edition song for Christmas with Universal Music?

Yes, it just came out. The cover is very glamorous. Dalida is posing in a golden sheath with her long curly hair to the side. It is a limited edition. A 25 cm collector’s vinyl.

Besides this James Bond, what are the other plans for Dalida’s posthumous career?

In France, the craze has never stopped. There, what is extraordinary is the madness on the international scene. His biopic was released in theaters in … China. It’s so extraordinary that even I am surprised.

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