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A 26-year-old man was killed by a cannon that exploded at a baby shower. 

Evan Thomas Silva of Hartland went to a baby shower on Saturday at a home in the Genesse County of Michigan. According to People, Silva was standing 10 to 15 feet away from the cannon when it exploded during the party. 

At the time, Silva and his friends were partying in the backyard when the cannon exploded, shooting metal shrapnel into Silva. According to a press release, he was immediately transported to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, where he died. Authorities said the cannon was “designed to create a big flash, a loud noise and create smoke,” but it more than likely fractured after it was loaded with gun powder. The homeowner bought the cannon from an auction, and he said he’d fired it “several times” since owning it. 

“The problem with things like this is when you use gunpowder, and you’re using some sort of device without regular inspections on them, you may not see a hairline fracture in that device,” Lt. Liz Rich told The New York Times. “There may have been too much gunpowder in there — that’s what our bomb squad suspects, that that’s the reason the entire thing exploded.”

People reports no charges have been filed. Police are still investigating the matter, and it has been sent to the Genesse County Prosecutor for review. Silva’s family has put together a GoFundMe to help pay for funeral costs. “On 2/6/21, we lost Evan Silva to a sudden fatal accident. He left behind many family members and friends who greatly miss him and are grieving,” the page read. So far, they’ve raised more than $8,000. 

 




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Marvel Studios Reveals That TI Will Not Be Apart Of The Cast For Ant-Man And Wasp: Quantumania

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Since sexual abuse allegations against rapper TI and his wife Tiny have emerged, Marvel Studios has decided that T.I. will not be apart of the cast for the upcoming Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania.

In the 2015 Ant-Man film and 2018 sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, T.I. played Dave, a friend to Ant-Man who helped him on his adventures and ex-convicts Luis and Kurt. Characters like T.I.’s Dave were anticipated to return for the Marvel Franchise’s third installment, but the movie is still in development, so things could change.

An attorney for 11 alleged victims charged the couple with sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, false imprisonment, intimidation, assault, and harassment. Tyrone A. Blackburn, the attorney, has asked authorities in California and Georgia to open investigations. The couple, through a lawyer, denied the allegations: “Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris (Tiny) deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming.”

 




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Nike Executive Steps Down After Son’s Sneaker Resale Business Was Attached To Her

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After her son’s lucrative sneaker-flipping company was attached to her, a top Nike executive has stepped down.

According to a brief statement released by the company, Ann Hebert, Nike’s vice president and general manager for North America, stepped down on Monday after more than 25 years at the company.

It is unclear why Nike didn’t give the reason behind Hebert’s resignation, but her departure came four days after the Bloomberg Businessweek reported on her 19-year-old son Joe Hebert making huge profits by buying Nike and other companies’ coveted sneakers and reselling them to websites like StockX.

According to the story, Herbert’s son got his start flipping Supreme T-shirts in high school and went on to create West Coast Streetwear, which made $600,000 in sales in a single month last year.

The teen told Bloomberg in a statement that he had some help from his mom: at least one of West Coast Streetwear’s American Express credit cards was set up in Ann Hebert’s name. He then used the card to purchase limited-edition sneakers that he could resell for a profit.

Hebert is estimated to have spent more than $200,000 on around 2,000 pairs of shoes he bought from Nike stores, as well as mom-and-pop shops and other retailers such as Foot Locker and Champs Sports.




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RIP: Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dead at 75

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Reggae legend Bunny Wailer passed away from natural causes in a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday, March 2, his manager, Maxine Stowe, confirmed to the Jamaica Observer newspaper. He was 75.

The musician struggled with speech impediments following his first minor stroke in 2018. He suffered his second stroke in July 2020.

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Born Neville O’Riley Livingston in Kingston, Bunny (in black tee) is best known as an original member of The Wailers, along with his childhood pal Bob Marley (in green jacket) and Peter Tosh (not pictured), in the early 1960s.

He sang on tracks like “Reincarnated Souls”, “Burnin'”, “Pass it On”, and “Hallelujah Time.” He went solo in 1973, following the success of the band’s major-label debut album Catch a Fire.

Bunny released singles including “Dreamland”, “Dancing Shoes”, “Searching For Love”, “Life Line” and “Bide Up”, while he also reworked a string of The Wailers’ hits for his 1980 project Bunny Wailer Sings the Wailers.

Bunny won three Grammy Awards (Best Reggae Album) for 1991’s Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley, Crucial! Roots Classics in 1995, and 1997’s Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary.

Bunny was considered a national treasure in his native Jamaica, and was awarded the Order of Jamaica in 2012, and the Order of Merit in 2017.
 

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