Province to Make Shortterm Investment in Signature Resorts

first_imgThe province is making immediate improvements in the Signature Resorts by investing a total of $3.1 million in the three properties. An open request for proposals for the resorts will be issued by April 1 to ensure their long-term success. “The Signature Resorts are important to our communities, our tourism industry, and our provincial economy,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “This investment will enhance visitor experiences for the 2012 season and make the resorts more attractive to potential buyers.” The investment will help fund upgrades such as new beds, televisions, fridges and carpets. “We will issue a request for proposals for the resorts to seek a broad array of business arrangements for their successful future operation,” said Mr. Paris. “We want to ensure they remain significant economic and employment generators in their rural communities.” The New Castle Hotels and Resorts management contract will be extended for another year to secure jobs in their regions and ensure the resorts operate through the 2012 tourism season. “We are pleased the province is making this investment,” Gerry Chase, president and chief operating officer New Castle Hotels and Resorts. “We look forward to operating the resorts through the 2012 season, and are confident that these enhancements will have a significant positive impact on visitor experiences at the properties.” The province owns the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa and Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre. Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa sits on federal land in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It is operated and maintained by the province under a long-term agreement with the government of Canada. Discussions have begun with Parks Canada about the future of the resort. Information about Nova Scotia’s Signature Resorts can be found at www.signatureresorts.com .last_img read more

Lumentum SAP fall Coty Athenahealth rise

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:Coty Inc., up 16 cents to $8.65The struggling cosmetics company named a new CEO and chairman.Athenahealth Inc., up $11.62 to $131.97The struggling medical billing software maker received a $5.7 billion cash buyout offer.Lumentum Holdings Inc., down $18.45 to $37.50Wells Fargo analysts said Apple is the unnamed customer that optical communications company Lumentum said was significantly reducing orders.British American Tobacco PLC, down $3.67 cents to $38.08The maker of Newport cigarettes fell following reports that U.S. regulators are considering a ban on menthol tobacco.SAP SE, down $6.89 to $101.42The German company agreed to pay $8 billion for survey-software provider Qualtrics International.Apptio Inc., up $12.80 to $37.65The business software company agreed to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $38 a share in cash.AECOM, down $1.74 to $30.98The engineering and construction company reported quarterly results and an outlook that disappointed investors.Nuance Communications Inc., down 64 cents to $16.85The software company agreed to sell its document imaging division for $400 million.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Moroccan Courts to Adopt Tamazight Language

Marrakech – A Moroccan court will soon adopt a law that enables Moroccans to litigate in the Tamazight language, according to Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, in a speech to the House of Representatives on Tuesday.The prime minister added that the Ministry of Justice and Freedoms is developing special measures and taking a series of steps to constitutionalize the Tamazight language, which is an official language, alongside Arabic.Benkirane added that his government was working to create broad programs for Amazigh creativity, such as creating a television journalist award in Tamazight language as well as a prize for Amazigh creativity in the Morocco Book Award contest. Khadija Rouissi, a member of the party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), Khadija Rouissi criticized Prime Minister Benkirane fiercely, considering him the enemy of the Tamazight language.Khadija recalled Benkirane’s opposition to Tamazight in the constitution of 2011, when he said Tamazight is “a Chinese language”, referring to the difficulty of reading its alphabet.Benkirane responded to Khadija Rouissi, saying, “If you were really interested in the Tamazight Language, you would have dedicated an entire motion to it, rather than a question of five minutes.” read more

FIFA Assassinates Moroccos World Cup Hopes Twice

Rabat – Once again FIFA’s referees showed how biased they are against Morocco. After depriving it of the use of VAR in at least 4 instances in its match against Portugal, causing it to lose the match and be eliminated, in its match against Spain, VAR was used against Morocco, allowing Spain to level the score and secure a comfortable first position in Group B.What is even more scandalous is that, prior to the corner that led to Spain’s equalizer, the ball had exceeded the limit of the pitch. More scandalous still, while the corner should have been kicked from the left side of the pitch, Spanish players played it from the right side.As a football fan, I have never seen this injustice inflicted on a single team in two consecutive matches in the highest football competition. Neither did I see a referee and his assistants allow a team to play a corner kick from a different side than the one where it should be played. #??????_???????#MarShame on you FIFA pic.twitter.com/rDjFkNpdms— FingerPrint (@Halvlza) June 25, 2018What happened to Morocco is beyond scandalous. Rather than using VAR to invalidate the whole action leading to the goal, since the corner was not kicked from the right spot, the referees chose to simply overlook that, but looked to whether or not the Spanish player was offside. It’s not available for any #Africain team in #WorldCup #shame #shame_on_you_fifa #disgrace #injustice #ESPMOR #MoroccoVsSpain #Morocco #??????_??????? pic.twitter.com/EgESXzJ90m— Saad Miri (@MiriSaad) June 25, 2018There is unanimity among football experts that Morocco played one of the best matches in this World Cup, whether against Portugal or Spain, not to mention Iran. Without FIFA’s selective use of VAR, Morocco would have qualified to the second round.I watched the whole World Cup on the Spanish language channel Telemundo, and since the start of the tournament, all its commentators and experts were unanimous in lauding Morocco’s style of play, the players’ talents and devotion, and their generous efforts to honor their country in the World Cup.As I was watching yesterday’s match against Spain, the two speakers who were commentating the game clearly said that the referee was distributing uncalled for yellow cards to the Moroccan players. They also expressed disapproval of the many fouls that were not given to Morocco. In the past, Moroccans grew accustomed to being wronged by sub-Saharan African referees. For so many years, Moroccan fans were deprived of seeing their team achieve great performances at the continental level because of poor refereeing.But as African refereeing has made great strides in recent years, Morocco finds itself now facing the deliberate intentions of FIFA to eliminate them from this World Cup. Great game for Morocco against Spain ??Thank you for this spectacular show,Shame on you FIFA for being racist against Morocco vs Portugal game and for not using VAR technology. #fifaworldcup #moroccovsspain #russia2018 #shameonyoufifa #varforeveryone #varisbullshit pic.twitter.com/18rT9FGhZv— Ennejmy (@Ennejmy3) June 25, 2018It is undeniable that Morocco did not play only against three teams of its group, but also against FIFA and its referees.The world was a witness of the injustice that American referee Mark Geiger inflicted on Morocco during its match against Portugal on June 22. Experts throughout the world were unanimous in expressing their disappointment with the selective use of VAR during Morocco matches against Portugal and Spain.Football legends such as Italian striker Christian Vieri, former French defender Marcel Desailly, French coaches Luis Fernandez and Arsene Wenger said in unison that the American referee—who was once involved in match-fixing accusations—did a lot of harm to Morocco. The same story happened in yesterday’s match against Spain. Since the beginning of the match, it appeared that the referee had one goal in mind: to qualify Spain to the second round, even if this meant giving Moroccan players as many yellow cards as possible and eventually red cards.In the post-match discussion, former Egyptian striker Mohamed Aboutrika wondered whether there was a deliberate intention from FIFA to eliminate Morocco from the World Cup. As I said in a previous article, given the entirety of circumstances that surrounded Morocco’s match against Portugal and Spain, there is every reason to think that FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, was intent on harming Morocco and making it pay for the media campaign Morocco launched to pressure FIFA and deter it from disqualifying the Moroccan bid to host the 2026 World Cup prior to vote day.It was no secret that Infantino, who owes his post as head of the world’s football body to the Americans, wanted to return the favor by allowing the United 2026 North American bid to win the rights to host the 2026 World Cup. However, FIFA’s schemes and its attempt to eliminate Morocco through the Task Force it created for that purpose fell through.This is perhaps the reason why FIFA’s president wanted to retaliate against Morocco. That Spain’s equalizer was allowed at the 93rd minute right after Iran leveled the score in its match against Portugal raises suspicions about the clear intent of FIFA and its referees to avoid Spain’s elimination from the first round of the World Cup.In the event Morocco held its advantage against Spain and Iran scored a second goal against Portugal, Spain would have been left out of the competition, allowing Iran to qualify for the next round of the World Cup.Such a scenario would have been catastrophic for FIFA, whose economic model is built on ratings. The higher the ratings, the higher the profits.A World Cup in which one of the favorites is eliminated from the first round would lose its appeal for FIFA’s big sponsors, mainly television channels who pay hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the rights to broadcast the World Cup. The lesson learned from this World Cup is that FIFA is one of the most corrupt organizations around the world. It is there to help powerful nations and so-called big football nations to keep their monopoly over this sport.It is not there to promote the values of football, nor is it there to promote understanding between cultures and peoples, it is there to make money and to perpetuate the domination of certain countries.This World Cup will go down in history as one of the most scandalous tournaments. This year’s World Cup was not only tarnished by the bad refereeing inflicted on Morocco and other teams, such as Sweden, but also by the suspicions of doping surrounding the Russian team. British newspaper the Daily Mail revealed that FIFA is involved in a cover-up scandal surrounding the Russian team.Not only was FIFA aware 18 months ago of the Russian ministry’s schemes to cover the doping cases, but it had not done anything so far to sanction the unsportsmanlike practices of the Russians.Rather FIFA chose instead to hit at underdogs, such as Morocco, urging it to explain why its player Nordin Amrabat was allowed to play against Portugal, five days after his head injury against Iran. In light of the injustice inflicted on Morocco in its matches against Portugal and Spain and the brazen and disgraceful favoring of the “good” teams, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation should work hand in hand with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to submit a formal protest to FIFA.The ignominious refereeing mistakes made against Morocco are unprecedented and should push all African federations to mobilize and call on FIFA to apply the rules equally to all its members regardless of their track record or the fame of their players. As long as teams participating in the World Cup do not play on a level playing field, football will no longer be the sports of the masses, but the realm of the powerful and the well-to-do, and African countries will never be allowed to go beyond the stages that are considered as acceptable to profit-driven and biased people who pull the strings within FIFA.CAF is composed of 55 members, and it should use this card to convey to the FIFA president that he risks losing the support of African confederations in his reelection scheduled in June 2019 if FIFA does not explain why Morocco was the victim of unfair and disgraceful refereeing during this World Cup.Samir Bennis is the co-founder of Morocco World News. You can follow him on Twitter @SamirBennis read more

Salt Lake Tribune announces plans to convert into nonprofit

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Tribune has announced plans to become a non-profit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long-term stability after years of financial struggles.Salt Lake Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce said Wednesday the move is aimed at finding a better way to fund the newspaper’s operations because declines in advertising and circulation revenues that have plagued the industry seem irreversible.The plan would be similar to setups at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Tampa Bay Times. Both are owned by non-profit foundations.The Tribune’s wealthy publisher, Paul Huntsman, told the staff about the plan Tuesday, and the newspaper published a story Wednesday . Huntsman purchased the newspaper in 2016, leading to a period of increased stability and a Pulitzer Prize 2017. But the newspaper laid off one-third of its staff last year.Brady McCombs, The Associated Press read more

Cooperation from States critical as UN tribunals enter final phase say officials

Cooperation from States remains critical as the United Nations tribunals set up to try those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide and atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s enter the final phases of their work, top officials from the courts told the Security Council today.Speaking for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Prosecutor Serge Brammertz noted that 2009 is the last year of full trial activity before the court starts downsizing in 2010. There were presently six cases on trial involving 19 accused, he reported. This included the prosecution of seven people charged with crimes committed in Srebrenica, which was now in its end stages, with final arguments scheduled for the end of August.The completion strategy of the ICTY, which is based in The Hague, requires it to finish trials of first instance by 2009. “The cooperation of States with my Office remains critical to the successful completion of our trials and appeals work,” the Prosecutor told the 15-member body, citing areas such as the provision of documents, access to archives, assurances that witnesses could testify and assistance in locating and arresting fugitives. Mr. Brammertz said that Serbia, for example, has been notably more responsive to the Tribunal’s requests, including in granting access to national documents and archives. However, “the search for and arrest of Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić remains the central issue in relation to Serbia’s cooperation,” he stated. The President of the ICTY, Judge Patrick Robinson, also warned that if these two men remained fugitives by the time the Tribunal closed its doors, it would leave a stain on the Security Council’s historic contribution to peace-building in the former Yugoslavia. Likewise, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) – which aims to finish first-instance trials by the end of 2009 – pressed for greater assistance from the Council in obtaining the cooperation of countries in the region to deliver fugitives to the court, based in Arusha, Tanzania. Hassan Jallow pointed to Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he said most of the dozen remaining fugitives are known to be residing.He also outlined the Tribunal’s completion strategy with regards to its judicial work, saying that the transfer of outstanding cases to Rwandan jurisdictions was proceeding smoothly, with Rwanda abolishing the death penalty to comply with international standards.ICTR President Dennis Byron added that 15 years after the genocide, 13 fugitives remained at large, four of them earmarked for trial as high-level accused.“For an international community committed to the fight against impunity, letting those indicted for the most serious crimes escape trial is not an acceptable option,” he stressed. The cooperation and assistance of Member States was a cornerstone for successfully completing the Tribunal’s mandate in many aspects. 4 June 2009Cooperation from States remains critical as the United Nations tribunals set up to try those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide and atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s enter the final phases of their work, top officials from the courts told the Security Council today. read more

Environmental destruction during war exacerbates instability UN official says

“Across the developing world, including the former Soviet nations, old chemical stockpiles, aging nuclear reactors, damaged factories and other assorted environmental time-bombs are ticking,” said Executive Director Klaus Toepfer in a statement ahead of the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, marked on 6 November.”These scars, threatening water supplies, the fertility of the land and the cleanliness of the air are recipes for instability between communities and neighbouring countries,” he added.Citing a new UNEP report produced in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Mr. Toepfer stressed that environmental degradation could undermine local and international security by “reinforcing and increasing grievances within and between societies.”The study finds that a decrepit and declining environment can depress economic activity and diminish the authority of the state in the eyes of its citizens. It also points out that the addressing environmental problems can foster trust among communities and neighbouring countries.”Joint projects to clean up sites, agreements and treaties to better share resources such as rivers and forests, and strengthening cooperation between the different countries’ ministries and institutions may hold the key to building trust, understanding and more stable relations,” said the UNEP chief.In recent years, UNEP has investigated the environmental damage caused by wars in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq and Liberia. Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have requested similar studies of their strife-torn territories. read more

Senior automotive figures recognised in Birthday Honours list

Four senior UK automotive executives have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the industry. News of the awards follows a series of positive industry announcements, with vehicle manufacturers targeting all-time production records following major global manufacturers committing billions of pounds to UK automotive.Dr Ian Robertson (HonDSc), Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW, becomes a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG).Dr Robertson’s career in the motor industry spans more than 30 years. He began his career as an engineering graduate trainee within the UK automotive industry in 1979 and has held a variety of senior roles, leading the successful global revival of brands MINI and Rolls-Royce before taking his current position on the BMW Board of Management.Lewis Booth, Formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ford Motor Company, becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).Mr Booth began his career with Ford in 1978 and rose through the ranks fulfilling a range of financial and operational roles and is also well-known throughout Ford’s higher echelons for his passion of both people and products.Jerry Hardcastle, Vice President Vehicle Development and Design, Nissan Technical Centre Europe, becomes an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).Mr Hardcastle played a key role in securing production of the Nissan LEAF in the UK from 2013, which will boost jobs, skills and R&D investment in the Sunderland area. He also Chairs the Automotive Council’s Technology Group sub-committee, a body which enables close collaboration between industry and government on a range of technology priorities.Neil Samuels, Facilities Manager, Member of the Manufacturing Diversity Council, Ford Motor Company, becomes a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).Mr Samuels began his career as a technician apprentice with Ford over 29 years ago and rose through the ranks to become a senior manager of Ford sites across Europe. In his position, and as someone of Afro-Caribbean heritage, he has been recognised for his extensive work both locally and nationally for shining a positive light on diversity.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

EYEWITNESS Rejecting…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Fighting for relevance…January 28, 2019In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Power means…May 20, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Lifting the veil…November 13, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …the water boyWe live in interesting times. And your Eyewitness isn’t even thinking of all those interesting Haitians trying to blend in with the locals; their giveaway, however, is their being quite religious folks who just have to practise their “Voudou” — which we call “Voodoo”, and which some folks are VERY leery about, and have reported them to Khemraj Ramjattan, who’s supposed to be in charge of Public Security, but not Immigration, of which he was stripped!No, that’s grist for another mill. What your Eyewitness wants to talk about is the Opposition Leader’s telling it like it is about Moses Nagamootoo.Seems the PNC government’s been peddling a canard to the international community that the PPP doesn’t want to negotiate with them on several nettlesome matters. Now, everyone in Guyana — and their uncle — knows the reason for the PPP not sitting across the table from the PNC. And it ain’t that they don’t like Moses Nagamootoo, whom the PNC selected as their lead negotiator. Heck, back in the day, Jagdeo negotiated with Desmond Hoyte – and there was no love lost between them!! And Jagdeo was then just cutting his (presidential) teeth!!!Mouth open and story jump out when Jagdeo recently revealed he got a call from US former President Jimmy Carter – who, of course, brought back free and fair elections to Guyana in 1992. The stillborn negotiations had nothing to do with Nagamootoo being disliked, scorned, loathed, detested, despised, or abhorred by the PPP. Of course, folks in the PPP feel that way about Nagamootoo – take your pick!! Who wouldn’t??Jagdeo revealed that, in essence, they wouldn’t waste their time negotiating with a fella who’s been so neutered by the PNC he can’t even negotiate an appointment to see President Granger in six months!! About his own neutering!! But Nagamootoo should understand these things – the water boy in cricket just passes on messages from the captain, he has absolutely no authority to answer questions from the fellas in the middle!! To change the analogy, as a man who’s tippled in rumshops from Point Playa to Crabwood Creek, Nagamootoo knows that “lil bottle and big bottle don’t be on the same shelf”!!If the truth be told, his erstwhile comrades in the PPP are actually quite embarrassed about his treatment at the hands of the PNC. And they’re even more embarrassed at how he’s been forced to become a sycophantic, “toothless poodle” (in the words of Cheddi Jagan) to a party he cussed out for 50 years! At his age, accepting being just a columnist for the Chronicle!!Ah… how low has the mighty (in his mind!!) fallen!!…the military build-upThe economy might be sputtering because of the novice the PNC placed to head Finance. Agriculture might be ruined because of the nonentity the AFC (?) is represented by at the helm. Oil might be gifted away because of the “Man from Nassau’s” perfidy. But if one thing’s growing quite nicely, thank you, it’s the Disciplined Forces!!Recruitment for the GDF is up…recruitment for the GPF is up…the Cadet Corps (which gave us Brigadier Granger!) is up and running, and we’re even getting photographs of newly-recruited Prison Service Officers in the papers!! And now we’ve just been told that 1608 persons have already been inducted into People’s Militia!! Imagine that!! And 2020’s still two years away!! What’s the connection, you ask, dear reader? Well cast your mind back to the good ole days of PNC-run elections, if you can. Or read up on it, if you can’t.The Disciplined Forces are an integral aspect of elections under the PNC.Think why the largest number of People’s Militia are in Region Six!!…Spewed gasAs your Eyewitness has said again and again, and again….this fella Patterson is full of that stuff; and of course gas, which is its precursor!He’s spinning tales about gas-fired generators, but hasn’t tied down Exxon to providing any gas as yet!! read more

Here are the top 10 toys Irish kids are asking Santa for

first_imgSANTA CLAUS HAS revealed what most Irish kids are asking him for this year, via his elf assistants.An Post’s chief elf Nollaig – who handled deliveries to the North Pole from Ireland – has come into possession of a full top 10 list from the letters sent by Irish kids.The list – seen by DailyEdge.ie – is topped by Lego, with elves describing the classic toy as “mega popular” in 2013. Here’s the top five:1. Lego Source: bdesham2. Vouchers / money Source: robertsharp3. Anything and everything to do with One Direction – CDs, calendars, posters, t-shirts Source: NICOLAS MAETERLINCK4. Xbox games Source: ryumu5. Moshi monsters Source: JeepersMediaDolls and toolboxes are also popular, Nollaig said.Santa will be replying to more than 130,000 children in Ireland this year. He has been receiving letters since July, Nollaig explained – although in some years they start in March and April.Some extremely good kids even write thank-you letters to Santa after Christmas, which are also handled by An Post en route to the Arctic.Nollaig said there is still time to write to Santa this year, but urged children to post their letters immediately.They must address the letter to Santa Claus, the North Pole; fix a 60c stamp on the top right of the envelope; print their name and address in the top left corner; and post the letter in any green An Post box.Here’s the full top 10:LegoVouchers or moneyOne Direction merchandiseXbox gamesMoshi monstersFurbiesA ‘surprise’iPhones and iPod touchesHarry PotterThomas the Tank Engine- Additional reporting by Valerie LoftusMore: Do you call him Santa or Santy?>Santa spotted driving a Dublin Bus ahead of his Christmas busy period>last_img read more

Geek deals 549 off a loaded Dell Inspiron 15z ultrabook

first_imgWhat do you get when you cross a hulking desktop replacement laptop with a puny netbook? You get something like this Dell Inspiron 15z ultrabook — it has the size of an slim ultrabook and the performance of a full-sized laptop.Dell bucked the trends of ultrabooks a bit when they released the 15z, keeping the spacious 15.6-inch HD screen and built-in DVD burner that are most often left out of ultrabooks. Despite the larger screen and optical drive, they were still able to keep the weight down to just 4.7 lbs with a thickness of only 0.85 inches.They didn’t stop at the screen though, as this model packs a very speed 3rd gen Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeFOrce GT 630M 2GB graphics. That’s more than enough performance for the average user and even adds some gaming horsepower to the mix.Keeping with the requirements to be branded an ultrabook, a 32GB mSATA SSD is used to speed up boot and application loading times, while a 500GB spinning hard drive is also installed for the extra storage capacity. The chassis sports a sleek aluminum finish with a contrasting dark interior that provides for an overall pleasing look.There are plenty of ports on this little powerhouse too, with four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI video output, media card reader, and more. You even get a standard backlit keyboard and Dell’s 1 year on-site warranty at no extra cost.The previous low price we’d seen on this model was in the $800-900 range, sometimes with a bonus gift card, but this is the lowest out-the-door price we’ve ever seen on this model and is an outright steal for such a loaded ultrabook.Dell Inspiron 15z Core i7 Ultrabook w/ 2GB GeForce GT 630M for $689.99 + free shipping (reg. $1,238.99 | use coupon 69X$3WBP4NT72Z) Update: This deal has expired, but you can find the latest Dell Inspiron 15z ultrabook deals & coupons from our friends at LogicBuy.Our other top deals:ASUS PA248Q 24.1-inch 1920×1200 IPS LED-backlit LCD Monitor for $259.99 + free shipping (reg. $369.99 | use coupon EMCXTVP48)Refurb Linksys WRT120N Wireless N Home Router for $23.74 + free shipping (reg. $29.99 | use coupon HSDISH5)Garmin GPSMAP 78 2.6-Inch Waterproof Floatable GPS Navigator for $216.40 + free shipping (reg. $349.99)last_img read more

Stabbing suspect flees in victims stolen car

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Stabbing suspect flees in victim’s stolen car KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An argument turned into a violent confrontation in Linda Vista Sunday morning, and the suspect took off in a stolen car, police said.Officers were finally able to stop the car in Point Loma more than an hour after the initial fight began.Police were called to the 2800 block of Jarvis Street at 9:09 a.m. for a report of a stabbing, San Diego Police Officer Sarah Foster said.A man had been stabbed in the arm — though the injury did not appear to be serious — and the suspect fled in a car belonging to a woman who was also involved in the altercation, Foster said.The woman who owned the stolen car was able to utilize and electronic tracking device to lead police to the car in Mission Valley.The suspect wouldn’t yield to police, and fled west on Interstate 8 into the Point Loma area, where police got the man to stop, Foster said.Multiple people were in the stolen car, she said. It was unclear what their relationship is to the victims.The driver was arrested and police were investigating. August 19, 2018last_img read more

Approximately 60 migrants breach the border in Imperial Beach

first_img March 15, 2019 Updated: 6:10 PM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two groups of migrants crossed illegally from Mexico into the United States yesterday, cutting through a border fence at Border Field State Park in San Diego, officials said. Agents continue to search the area for additional subjects of interest.Video posted to YouTube showed people slipping between an opening in the fence about 5 p.m., then running along Imperial Beach as a lone Customs and Border Protection agent in a vehicle blared its siren in an attempt to stop the migrants.A total of 52 people were arrested for crossing the border illegally and CBP said it did not appear anyone got away. This includes 23 males, ages 18 to 53, 12 females, ages 21 to 50, and 17 juveniles, ages 1 to 14.Video captured at the scene, where the wall was cut and people got through, credited to “Mexican Andy.”Related story:Cellphone video catches illegal border crossing Posted: March 15, 2019center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Approximately 60 migrants breach the border in Imperial Beachlast_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On June 30

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.June 30 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmEJ’s Pizza Grab & GoGaouette FarmGrateful TastesHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IcePurple Carrot BreadRed AntlerSeafood ExpressSusan Anton, LMTSwiss BakersTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Billerica Cat Care Coalition, Hope & Friendship, and Power of Flowers at the Community TableMake a Super Hero at the Kids TableLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On June 23In “Community”last_img read more

Ford driverless cars could eat into Dominos pizza delivery jobs

Dominos claims worlds first pizza delivery to customers home via drone A Ford self-driving delivery vehicle is pictured in front of a Domino’s pizza restaurantReutersPeople who earn their living by delivering pizza may have to look for employment elsewhere: Self-driving cars could replace them. Domino’s and Ford on Tuesday announced they are testing out self-driving cars as pizza delivery vehicles.America’s largest pizza restaurant chain Domino’s will deliver pizza to randomly selected people through a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle, CNN Tech reported.An automobile engineer from Ford will still be driving the car manually in order to better understand how to deliver pizza without a driver and deal with the whole gamut of customer reactions when they receive their pizza.But unlike a delivery boy who brings the pizza to the door, customers in the test will be expected to walk to the parked car and retrieve their pizza. This raises a major concern as it is unclear if the technology will be buyer-friendly.”How will customers react to coming outside to get their food? … All of our testing research is focused on our goal to someday make deliveries with self-driving vehicles as seamless and customer-friendly as possible,” said Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA.Customers will have to enter a number on the touchpad to get their pizzas. A back window will then open up to give the pizza.Over next five weeks, random customers in the US will get an option of having their pizza delivered via driverless car.According to an Intel report, this new economic sector will be worth $800 billion a year by 2035, rising to $7 trillion 15 years later. Potential in India?Could India be a potential candidate for this technology? The chances are slim, and the biggest reason could be its reticence to let in driverless cars. “We won’t allow driverless cars in India. I am very clear on this,” said Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari last month.Besides, high-tech cars will also face infrastructural challenges in India, like its potholed roads and the traffic on them. However, India’s attempt to become technologically driven is still on. A test pizza delivery using a drone was done in Mumbai two months ago. The test delivery was carried out successfully by sending pizza to a customer located 1.5 km away from the pizzeria’s outlet.Watch the video of that delivery here:  Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … read more

Kangana Ranaut on Kapil Sharma Show Karan Johar openly asks people about

first_imgKangana Ranaut takes dig at Karan Johar and Ranbir Kapoor on Kapil Sharma Show.YouTube ScreenshotKangana Ranaut, who never minces her words, recently again took some digs at Karan Johar and Ranbir Kapoor at The Kapil Sharma Show.During a funny conversation with the actress, Kapil Sharma asked Kangana to name Bollywood stars who according to her can manage various departments if she is made the Prime Minister of the industry.While answering those questions, Kangana took direct jibes at Karan and Ranbir. While she targeted KJo over his chat show Koffee with Karan, Kangana mocked Ranbir for his PR tactics.Below are the stars Kangana chose for the various departments, and the reasons for choosing them:Information and broadcasting ministry: I think it should be Karan Johar. He himself said that he enjoys gossiping, and for that he has a show also on which, he openly does gossiping. On that show, he openly asks people what colour underwear they are wearing, what you are going to do to the wife in a situation where you are caught on someone’s bed. So, no one else can manage this ministry than Karan Johar. Karan JoharTwitterHealth ministry: I think Akshay Kumar. He is 53 but he is one such actor who has never touched alcohol or smoke. He always exits from any party by 9.30, and sleeps off by 10 at night.Home ministry: Kareena Kapoor Khan because she has beautifully managed her home, her baby, her family, her husband and also her career.Defence ministry: I think Ranbir Kapoor. He has an underground PR that screws up everyone, but from behind.Finance ministry: Shah Ruhh Khan because he has studios of his own, and he is among the richest stars of Bollywood. So, I think he can finance films well.last_img read more

BJP MLA regrets India didnt annex Bangladesh

first_imgShiladitya DevA legislator from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Assam unit termed the creation of Bangladesh a “great mistake”.Because, he argued, Assam has been facing “Muslim influx” for decades, Indian daily The Times of India reported on Tuesday.The legislator named Shiladitya Dev felt that India should have annexed Bangladesh after the liberation war in 1971.The controversial comment came at a time when there are tensions in Indian state of Assam over citizenship of Indian Muslims.The ToI report, titled “India should have annexed Bangladesh: Assam BJP MLA”, said the legislator made the comment while speaking to a local news channel in Nagaon in Assam on Monday. “Even as the erstwhile East Pakistan was liberated, a mistake committed by (then prime minister) Indira Gandhi and the then Congress government was not merging the newly-created Bangladesh with India. In fact, creation of Bangladesh was itself a great mistake. But that mistake could have been offset had Bangladesh been made a part of India,” Dev was quoted as telling the ToI.Dev told the newspaper that he stood by his statements.“Attributing the “change” in the state’s demographic profile to the “migration” of Muslims from the neighbouring country, Dev said such a situation would not have arisen had Bangladesh never been created,” reads the report.last_img read more

Cierra Curtis Guilty Gets 40 Years For Murdering OneYearOld Son

first_imgCierra Curtis was 19 at the time of her child’s death. (Baltimore Police Department)Cierra Curtis faces up to 40 years in jail after being found guilty of murdering her one-year-old son, Jayden Curtis. Curtis was found guilty in December and received her sentence on Feb. 12.While conducting a traffic stop in the 5800 block of Reiserstown Road in Northwest Baltimore in July 2014, police heard a woman screaming about her child.“I swear I’m not a bad mother, my baby’s not breathing,” she told the officers.Curtis and her boyfriend, Kevin Green, were staying at nearby Red Carpet Inn. According to police, when Curtis’s boyfriend found the one-year-old not breathing he asked her to call police and began administering aid.Curtis left the room a security guard asked her if she need help to which she replied, ““No, never mind, he’s fine.”According to a statement from the office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore, which prosecuted the case, “Examiners found significant bruising to the boy’s head, chest, back, legs, arms, stomach, and hips. The injuries in the torso area caused significant internal bleeding and there were multiple signs of rupturing in the victim’s bladder and intestines.”Curtis, who was 19 at the time of the murder, was the only one charged with a crime.“This was a horrific crime. It makes me sick to think that someone could inflict that type of damage on their own child. Today’s verdict won’t bring this baby back—but I hope it sends a strong message that my office will relentlessly prosecute anyone who commits such heinous acts of violence against children,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in a statement.last_img read more

Dr Patrice Harris SwornIn as the American Medical Associations First Black Woman

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMediaIn June, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). She is the first African-American woman to hold the position.During her inauguration ceremony in Chicago, Dr. Harris said she plans to implement effective strategies to improve healthcare education and training, combat the crisis surrounding chronic diseases, and eliminate barriers to quality patient care.NNPA NEWSWIRE — “We are no longer at a place where we can tolerate the disparities that plague communities of color, women, and the LGBTQ community. But we are not yet at a place where health equity is achieved in those communities,” she said. (Photo by Reginald Duncan)She also promised to lead conversations on mental health and diversity in the medical field.“We face big challenges in health care today, and the decisions we make now will move us forward in a future we help create,” Dr. Harris said in a statement.“We are no longer at a place where we can tolerate the disparities that plague communities of color, women, and the LGBTQ community. But we are not yet at a place where health equity is achieved in those communities,” she said.According to her biography on the AMA’s website, Dr. Harris has long been a mentor, role model and an advocate.She served on the AMA Board of Trustees since 2011, and as chair from 2016 to 2017.Prior to that, Dr. Harris served in various leadership roles which included task forces on topics like health information technology, payment and delivery reform, and private contracting.Dr. Harris also held leadership positions with the American Psychiatric Association, the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, the Medical Association of Georgia, and The Big Cities Health Coalition, where she chaired this forum composed of leaders from America’s largest metropolitan health departments.Growing up in Bluefield, West Virginia, Dr. Harris dreamt of entering medicine at a time when few women of color were encouraged to become physicians, according to her bio.She spent her formative years at West Virginia University, earning a BA in psychology, an MA in counseling psychology and ultimately, a medical degree in 1992.It was during this time that her passion for helping children emerged, and she completed her psychiatry residency and fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at the Emory University School of Medicine, according to her bio.“The saying ‘if you can see it, you can believe it’ is true,” Dr. Harris said during her swearing-in ceremony.“And I hope to be tangible evidence for young girls and young boys and girls from communities of color that you can aspire to be a physician. Not only that, you can aspire to be a leader in organized medicine,” she said.last_img read more