New Brunswick’s Shootings

New Brunswick has had a few shootings over the past few years, not all of which have made the news.

 

On April 13th, 2013 Parysh Wood was charged in connection with the shooting of a pizza delivery driver that took place at 9:30 p.m. on the 30th of November the previous year. The evidence used to level charges against Parysh came from cell phone records. These records were uncovered due to the combined efforts of the South Brunswick police and the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office.

 

Parysh was already in jail at the time these charges were presented. Parysh’s current jail sentence was also in relations to other armed robberies of other pizza delivery drivers. At the time Parysh was arrested for the other armed robberies Justina Hampton was also arrested for the same charges. These arrests took place in January.

 

Another more recent shooting took place at a New Brunswick apartment complex. One person received injuries but was immediately transported to the hospital in a privately owned vehicle, described as a dark-colored Honda, by a local citizen.

 

By the time the police had responded to the calls the victim had already fled and the victim was on the way to the hospital. As part of the investigation, both the victim and the suspect are not being named due to possible charges that are still to come. It has been suggested that the victim may receive charges as well but information as to what those charges may be related to are being withheld as well.

 

Tech Fashionista Chris Burch

Chris Burch is highly regarded in the worlds of tech and finance. Burch has invested widely in a number of innovative firms. As founder of Burch Creative Capital, he stays a step ahead of the curve when it comes to new developments in a variety of industries.

 

Over the years, Chris Burch has made investments in a variety of start-ups including Poppin, Zeel and Nanoleaf. Whether it’s furniture, personal care or lighting, Burch knows a good thing when he sees one. He has a knack for knowing what will resonate with consumers, and what business plans look viable.

 

Because of his proven skill and great track record, Chris Burch’s analysis is highly sought after. Recently he wrote an article about the increased role of technology in fashion.

 

At first, tech and fashion seem like an unlikely pairing. However, consider the popularity of wearables in recent years. Whether it’s an Apple Watch, Google Glass or a FitBit, these items have quickly become popular household names. Burch sees this trend continuing to expand into the fashion space.

 

For example, he gives the example of Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht. As a fashion designer, Wipprecht has broken new ground by making avant-garde yet functional items. These include the DareDroid dress, which makes drinks. Wipprecht has also invented the PseudoMorph, which is a self-painting dress. Although these garments will probably never be 9-to-5 wear for the average worker, they demonstrate that the functionality of fashions is expanding.

 

Another example Burch mentions is the wearable airbag. Designed to protect cyclists in the event of a crash, this item was designed with form and function in mind. While almost no one wants to wear safety gear, the airbag looks sleek and inobtrusive enough to gain an audience.

 

Burch also notes that materials are changing. Advances in recyling technology have made it possible to use materials like rubber tires and copper in garments. This not only contributes to a futuristic, innovative look, it also reduces the demand for natural resources. For example, fibers like linen and cotton require a lot of water and space to be grown and processed.

 

Chris Burch’s insights into wearables and fashion signal an interesting new direction for the industry. Technology is no longer separated from the arts. In fact, they are becoming more integrated than ever before.