Sonbhadra DM SP removed with immediate effect UP Chief Minister

first_imgLucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday removed the district magistrate and superintendent of police of Sonbhadra with immediate effect following an inquiry into the killing of 10 Gond tribals last month over a land dispute. Addressing a press conference at his residence, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said departmental proceedings were initiated against Sonbhadra District Magistrate Anikt Kumar Agrawal and Superintendent of Police Salmantaj Patil. The action by the UP government comes a day after the additional chief secretary (revenue) submitted a report to the government, he said. Ten persons were killed and 28 injured in the clash after a village headman and his supporters opened fire on a group of tribals over a land dispute. See P6last_img

Fake Makeup Tainted by Toxic Chemicals on Sale in Morocco

Rabat – Counterfeit versions of well-known make-up brands on sale in Morocco are being made from dangerous chemical substances, reported Moroccan daily newspaper, Assabah, on Thursday.Morocco’s Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC) issued a warning to both importers and businesses about the trading and marketing of fake cosmetic products on sale in the Morocco.According to the same source, the products affected include: perfumes, sunscreens, lightening creams, scrubs and shampoos. The tainted cosmetics are being marketed under the name of well-known international brands, like: L’Oréal, Nivea, Sephora and Johnson & Johnson. The results of analytical tests carried out in a health monitoring center in France confirm the use of carcinogenic substances in these products. The center sent a copy of the data collected to Moroccan authorities in an attempt to stop the sale of these dangerous cosmetics.Morocco’s National Center of Antipoison and Pharmacovigilance has received numerous complaints regarding these products, which have been sold in pharmacies with reductions of up to 70 percent off the original product price. read more

Three people killed during refugee visit on EastWest Timor border UN says

The people were killed “apparently as refugees from the West met with family members from the East,” UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said today in New York. Three victims of the blast later sought help for fragmentation injuries at the UN military hospital in the East Timor border town of Balibo. They reported that an estimated 25 people were injured in the incident. “UN peacekeepers of course have no access to West Timor and this is all the information that we have at this time,” Mr. Eckhard said. According to UNTAET, no members of the UN peacekeeping force were involved in the incident, which occurred at 11:14 in the morning (local time) seven kilometres southeast of Balibo near the border between East and West Timor. The UN peacekeeping force, the Indonesian Military Forces (TNI) and UN Civilian Police are investigating the incident. Meanwhile 70 UN Volunteers arrived in Dili over the weekend to work as District Electoral Officers with the Independent Electoral Commission, completing a group of 122 volunteers – 76 men and 46 women – from 45 countries who had begun arriving in East Timor last week, UNTAET officials said today.The District Electoral Officers, who have a minimum of three years practical experience in development fieldwork, attended a five-day briefing in Darwin last week on principles of election administration, the current electoral regulation and the plan for the 30 August elections.The electoral officers have been assigned to a district office awaiting deployment to one of the 65 sub-districts, where they will be responsible for the preparation, organization, and conduct of polling at the local level, disseminating information to voters, and recruiting and training local polling staff. read more

Foreign investment in developing countries must involve local farmers to succeed –

International investments must give local farmers and active role and leave them in control of their land if they are to have a positive effect on the host country’s economy and advance development, according to a report released today by the United Nations food agency.Produced by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the report – Trends and Impacts of Foreign Investment in Developing Country Agriculture – emphasizes that investment projects that combine investors’ capital, technology and management with the knowledge, land and labour of local farmers are the most successful, while those that simply acquire land are less likely to have any benefits for the host country.“While a number of studies document the negative impacts of large-scale land acquisition in developing countries, there is much less evidence of its benefits to the host country, especially in the short-term and at local level,” the report states. “For investments involving large-scale land acquisition in countries where land rights are unclear and insecure, the disadvantages often outweigh the few benefits to the local community.”Although foreign direct investment has risen significantly over the past decade, especially in Asia and Latin America, only a small share goes to agriculture. According to FAO, this presents an opportunity for growth in developing regions in light of high international food prices.The report recommends that the large-scale acquisition of land – also known as land-grabbing – “should be avoided and other forms of investment should be considered.”“It is important that any international investment should bring development benefits to the receiving country… if those investments are to be ‘win-win’ rather than ‘neo-colonialism,’” FAO’s Director of Trade and Markets Division, David Hallam, notes in the report’s foreword.While one of the perceived advantages of large-scale land investments is the creation of jobs, the report looks at several case studies in Africa and Asia, where actual employment was lower than initially projected, and in many instances, was given to non-locals. In addition, the report notes that the land purchased is often used to produce biofuels or crops for an export market, posing a threat to food security in the host country – particularly if the new projects are replacing food crops that were destined for local consumption.Some of the adverse effects of land-grabbing without involvement from the local population include displacement of smallholders, a decrease in the incomes of rural people and the degradation of natural resources, the report states.Instead, it recommends that foreign investments give farmers a share of the capital, establishing joint ventures between investment companies and farmer cooperatives, and ensuring that marginalized groups such as women, youth and migrant workers are included in the business model.“The challenge for policymakers, development agencies and local communities is to maximize the benefits of foreign agricultural investment while minimizing its risks,” the report states. read more

UNC Played Ugly Enough To Win

It wasn’t pretty basketball, by any stretch. UNC and Gonzaga combined for a putrid 34.8 percent field goal percentage, 20 missed free throws and 44 total fouls in Monday’s men’s NCAA Tournament final. Legitimate comparisons were being made to the infamously bad 2011 title game in terms of unwatchability. But none of that mattered to North Carolina when the confetti rained down upon its sixth national championship after a 71-65 victory.Much was made of the size matchup between the twin gargantuan frontcourts of the Tar Heels and Bulldogs, and neither team shied away from banging away on the interior despite the game grinding to an ugly, defensive stalemate for long stretches of the clock. But UNC’s bigs — particularly Isaiah Hicks, who followed a rough performance in the national semifinal with 13 points vs. the Zags — badly outplayed Gonzaga’s, powering a 40-18 scoring edge in the paint and an 18-percentage-point edge on 2-pointers.Overall, both teams were equally (in)efficient shooting the ball; the winning Tar Heels actually put up an inferior effective field goal (eFG) percentage (38.4 percent) compared to the Bulldogs’ (40.7). But UNC also gave itself more chances to score on the margins, grabbing three more offensive rebounds and winning the turnover battle in a landslide, 14-4. In combination with one of North Carolina’s best defensive games of the season at the other end — and Gonzaga’s absolute worst offensive showing all year — the Tar Heels offense eked out just enough points to win.It helped that Carolina also won the battle of the star players. UNC’s top two scorers during the season (Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson) combined for 38 points on a 39.5 percent eFG% Monday night, while Gonzaga’s top pair (Nigel Williams-Goss and Przemek Karnowski) tallied only 24 points on a horrid 26 percent eFG%. And any help those two could have received from the likes of Zach Collins or Johnathan Williams was disrupted by the foul trouble each found himself in throughout the second half.Speaking of which, the game was marred by sloppy play and plenty of fouls — more of the latter, in fact, than any of the previous six title games1The 2011 NCAA Tournament is as far back as’s game finder tool goes. (including the whistle-heavy 2013 final between Louisville and Michigan). Fans on both sides spent most of the second half griping about the officials’ aggressive whistles.But winning ugly is still, well, winning. On Monday night, North Carolina did what it had to do to beat Gonzaga — just like it did all tournament long, against a difficult slate of opponents that included teams who eventually ranked Nos. 35 (Arkansas), 25 (Butler), 10 (Oregon), 4 (Kentucky) and 1 (Gonzaga) according to the ratings of college stats guru Ken Pomeroy. That’s an impressive stretch of victories, one befitting a team that was hell-bent on avenging last season’s buzzer-beating defeat on the championship stage.So who cares if the final game wasn’t pretty? North Carolina is your very deserving 2017 NCAA men’s basketball champion. read more

5 things to watch for Ohio State v Northwestern

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) hands the ball off to senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) during a game against Wisconsin Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editor1. Saturday Night Lights, Part 2Coming off the high of taking down Wisconsin in prime time last weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes are forced to play under the lights again — this time away from the friendly confines of Ohio Stadium. The game against Northwestern is slated to air live on ABC at 8 p.m. and is set to be the host site for ESPN’s College GameDay series, so the pressure will be on OSU to perform again under the spotlight. Northwestern is the highest-ranked team the Buckeyes are scheduled to face this season at No. 16, and it could provide a tough challenge for coach Urban Meyer’s team. If the Buckeyes can handle the pressure for the second straight week, it will go a long way to keeping their potential run to a national championship game appearance alive. 2. The Northwestern OffenseAlthough Wisconsin has a fantastic pair of running backs in redshirt-sophomore Melvin Gordon and senior James White, it is safe to say OSU has yet to face a team with a range of weapons like Northwestern’s. The return of senior running back Venric Mark, who ran for a team-leading 1,366 yards in 2012, from a leg injury is a boost for the Wildcats). Perhaps Northwestern’s biggest threat is senior quarterback Kain Colter. Although he splits time under center with junior Trevor Siemian, Colter is second on the team in both rushing and passing yards and will look to use his dual-threat ability against a young OSU front seven. If Northwestern can get the ball rolling early, it will be hard for the Buckeyes to catch up. 4. Kenny Guiton and Jordan HallRedshirt-seniors quarterback Kenny Guiton and running back Jordan Hall lead OSU in passing yards and rushing yards, respectively. Yet against Wisconsin, the pair combined for zero passing yards and five rushing yards on one carry. The return of junior quarterback Braxton Miller from an MCL sprain and senior running back Carlos Hyde from a three-game suspension have made it difficult for two of the Buckeyes’ early season stars to find time on the field. Meyer and the OSU coaching staff have said consistently they want to keep Guiton and Hall involved, but if another week goes by without either playing a significant role, don’t be surprised if they fall by the wayside completely. It will be interesting to see how often either player sees the field Saturday against the Wildcats. 5. Will Braxton keep it rolling?Coming into the game against Wisconsin, a lot of questions surrounded Miller’s play after he missed almost three whole games with his MCL injury. He came out and answered the call against the Badgers, throwing for 198 yards and four touchdowns to go with 83 rushing yards. Although Miller said otherwise this week, missing 11 full quarters with his injury probably derailed any Heisman trophy hopes he entered 2013 with, but there is no reason to expect any sort of drop-off in production. Against a high-flying Northwestern squad that is 21st in the nation in points per game, Miller will need to be at his finest to pull out the victory and keep Meyer’s record flawless at OSU. 3. Can Roby bounce back?So far in the four games that redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby has played, he has struggled twice — against California and Wisconsin. Last week, Roby was matched up one-on-one for a majority of the game with Wisconsin redshirt-senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, who burned Roby consistently for 10 catches, 207 yards and a touchdown. If the Buckeyes hope to contain Northwestern, Roby will need to be on his game, most likely matching up against junior wide receiver Tony Jones. Another week can’t go by with the preseason second-team AP All-American cornerback struggling if OSU plans to keep its undefeated season alive. read more

Dorset village brothel uncovered by police after woman helping to run it

first_imgLee Turner, prosecuting, said: “A woman named Pat was the manageress and a man called Bobby was the owner. She (Norman) admitted she posted adverts on sex sites.”She had in depth knowledge of how the brothel worked, if a girl saw a client for 15 minutes its £40. She kept a chit of what girl does what.”Norman told the court she was a trained teacher and VAT officer, but that in recent years she worked as a cleaner at a yacht club.She then got the job as a cleaner at a “house” in Charminster, in October 2015, she said.Norman said she was “dropped in it” on the day the male visitor collapsed and died.She said: “He came in when the business wasn’t open. I asked him to go away until the manager came and went back to the kitchen. Then I heard a thump, ran in and he was there flat out.”I was the cleaner standing there trying to save a man’s life and I was left there because the manageress had ran away.”Norman explained she decided to keep records after some money had gone missing on the premises and the owner accused her of stealing. She was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £400 in prosecution costs.District Judge Stephen Nicholls said: “There is clear evidence of her being involved in helping to assist and manage the establishment. Christy Norman(70) leaves Poole magistrates court A brothel run from a Dorset village was uncovered by police after a client collapsed, leading a woman who helped run the premises to ring 999.Christy Norman, 70, was forced to call the emergency services after finding the male customer on the floor.Several escort girls and a manager fled the suburban property near Bournemouth, in Dorset, before the police arrived, a court heard.Norman carried out CPR on the unnamed man before paramedics took over, but he could not be saved.When police arrived, they quickly established the terraced house was being used as a brothel after finding underwear, sex toys and an S and M harness bolted to the ceiling of one of the bedrooms.Norman claimed she was merely the cleaner and had nothing to do with the running of the brothel, called Bunnie’s Ranch, which charged customers up to £130 an hour. She later said her role was to sort out any problems the escorts had with customers.But police established she was more involved with the operation after they discovered she had kept financial recordsNorman had kept records of what the girls offered, the dates they saw clients, how much they earned and the nationality of the customers, magistrates were told. Christy Norman leaves Poole Magistrates’ CourtCredit:Tom Wren/BNPS Norman, from Poole, denied a charge of assisting in the management of a brothel but was found guilty following a trial at Poole Magistrates’ Court. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

UK weather Spring to finally arrive as warm Spanish wind set to

first_imgThe UK is finally due some sunny weather and blue skies after being battered by two Beasts from the East and a decidedly soggy start to Spring.Temperatures are due to soar well into double figures this weekend thanks to warm air from Spain, with sunny spells predicted and some suggesting the temperature could hit 20 degrees celcius.The Met Office has said mercury will soar to at least 18 degrees in some parts of the country, and even northern parts of Scotland might enjoy double figures.Although there may be some scattered showers, the weekend looks as if it will be mostly dry, and there will be sunny weather and clear skies.The south east has been experiencing a very cold April, with highs of 12 and 13 degrees earlier this week. “Eastern parts of the country will see the best of the weather and there will be some sunshine, it could be the warmest day of the year with 17C or 18C possible in parts of the south with even Glasgow getting into double figures.” The brief warmth will be welcome respite from what the Met Office called a “very wet” March.”Devon had its fourth wettest March since 1910, although that was not necessarily replicated everywhere,” a spokesperson said.”Pretty much everywhere apart from places like the North West and west of Scotland saw pretty much above average rainfall.”Some areas, particularly Devon, the Severn Vales and parts of the North East, saw levels approaching double the amount expected for March.”Not record-breaking necessarily but a particularly wet month.” We are finally due some sunshine this weekendCredit:Owen Humphreys/PA Wire People enjoy the sunny weather on Boscombe beach in Bournemouth, DorsetCredit:Andrew Matthews/PA Wire Forecaster Sarah Kent said: “We will see temperatures in double figures in London and the southeast with high single figures expected further north.“Friday will see an east-west split bring breezier cloudier conditions to the west although it will be much milder in the southerly airflow.center_img Bookmaker Coral makes it odds on, at 1-2, for 20 degrees or higher to be hit in the UK before the end of the weekend as temperatures begin to rise after a bleak start to spring.”There hasn’t been much to cheer about weather wise for Britain yet this year but with the sun beginning to come out we’re pretty sure that by the end of this weekend we’ll of seen some much warmer climes,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden has said he expects temperatures to nudge above 20c by the middle of the month. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. People enjoy the sunny weather on Boscombe beach in Bournemouth, Dorset We are finally due some sunshine this weekendlast_img read more

Bethesda explains why Morrowind and Cyrodiil are in Skyrim

first_imgIn November last year a 19-year-old named Jesse made a surprising discovery while playing Skyrim. Using the console commands (No-clip) he traveled to the most south-eastern area of the game known as Stendarr’s Beacon and went beyond the game’s boundaries down a path between two mountains. What he found was low detail versions of the Morrowind and Cyrodiil environments.Nobody knew why the locations had been included in the game, with speculation that Bethesda had something big planned as part of a future update for Skyrim. Now we know why they are there as Bethesda has explained all.The explanation comes from Todd Howard, designer and producer at Bethesda. The reason both Morrowind and Cyrodiil exist in Skyrim is purely for background detail. They solved the problem of what a player can see when they climb to the top of a mountain and look to the horizon. The landscapes from previous games made for perfect background detail and didn’t require much work to place low detail versions of their landmass around the core Skyrim environment.However, Bethesda hasn’t ruled out using those areas in future. Although Howard certainly didn’t confirm anything, there’s always a chance we may get a surprise expansion pack for the game that opens up those locations.Even if Bethesda don’t do it officially, the modding community may take up the challenge and start populating the landscape for them. The newly released Creation Kit certainly puts the tools out there for such mods to happen.More at Kotakulast_img read more

App encouraging young peoples safe internet use now available in Greek

first_imgStatistics reveal that one in five Australian children become victims of cyberbullying, a worrying figure that can leave many parents feeling anxious and helpless about where to turn for help.Thankfully there are resources out there, one of which is the CyberParent Web App produced by the Australian Multicultural Foundation.Accessible via any device with an internet connection, the app encourages safe and healthy use of the internet, and has now been launched with additional languages to be accessible to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The program informs parents of early warning signs to look out for in cases their children may be at risk online, and where to seek any necessary further support.The app covers a number of current issues and concerns, starting from the basics of internet terms and definitions, social media, and descriptions of popular apps.It also outlines dangers for young people online, including cyberbullying, online gaming and dangerous grooming, and provides practical tips on healthy and safe internet use.It is now available in 17 languages including Greek.To access the CyberParent Web App and accompanying guide, visit Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Millie Bobby Brown Praises Stranger Things CoStar for Season 3 Finale

first_imgFilming this scene wasn’t easy for both stars though: On Sunday, Brown shared an emotional post about the Stranger Things Season 3 finale on Instagram, and gave a shoutout to Montgomery for getting through one of the toughest moments in the series.“Always so considerate and kind to me while filming some of the toughest scenes I’ve ever filmed,” Brown wrote below a picture of her and Montgomery on Instagram. “Mate, you gonna go snatch those awards okurrrr.”You have no idea…— Dacre Montgomery (@dacremontgomery) June 21, 2019Even though Netflix hasn’t confirmed a fourth season yet for Stranger Things, BGR reported that the story isn’t over yet. Eleven and the Byers left Hawkins for good, but there’s something fishy happening in Russia, and it seems like officials there have managed to trap some sort of grotesque Upside Down creature. Jim Hopper’s location is still unknown, however, fans hope he’s still alive if there’s another Stranger Things season in the works.More on Behind the Scenes of ‘Stranger Things 3’‘Stranger Things’ Fans Decode Strange Phone Message About Jim HopperMaya Hawke’s Dad Posts Cute ‘Stranger Things’ Instagram Tribute Millie Bobby Brown, also known as Eleven on Netflix’s Stranger Things, is praising her co-star, Dacre Montgomery, for his performance during the show’s dramatic Season 3 finale.Billy Hargrove, Montgomery’s character, plays a major role in Stranger Things Season 3, (warning: spoilers ahead!), since he becomes possessed by the Mind Flayer and tries to destroy Hawkins, Indiana, NME reported. However, even though Billy Hargrove wasn’t the nicest person before he was taken over by the Upside Down madness, Eleven’s weird powers allow him to remember his good childhood memories, which enable him to sacrifice himself to save Eleven. Stay on targetcenter_img 11 Best Monsters Made From Dead People PartsOriginal ‘Stranger Things’ Plan May Confirm Will Byers’ Sexuality last_img read more

Bigfoot belongs and its habitat needs protection

first_imgBefore Bigfoot became a supermarket celebrity, a TV star, a freak-show prisoner and an overall joke, it was a creature of traditional mythology. An endless mystery.Robert Michael Pyle once asked a tabloid editor why he traffics in Bigfoot trash — like “I Was Bigfoot’s Love Slave!” and “Hillary Names Bigfoot as Running Mate!” — and the frank reply was, the real world is boring. People wouldn’t buy that stuff otherwise.“That was the saddest thing of all, to me,” Pyle said. “To one whose eyes are open, the world is never boring.”Pyle, an author and ecologist based in Gray’s River, will visit Vintage Books in Vancouver on Sunday afternoon to speak and sign copies of a new edition of his classic exploration of the facts, myths and cultural meaning of Southwest Washington’s resident legend.“Where Bigfoot Walks,” first published in 1995, has a new afterword in which Pyle considers the latest clues, discoveries and hints that keep pointing toward the genuine presence of a species of extremely shy humanoid giants — perhaps an evolutionary dead-end — in and around the Dark Divide, a triangle of remote, roadless land east of Mount St. Helens.Pyle, a Yale-trained ecologist and the author of 20 books, is plenty wary of fraud and skeptical of ignorance, flimsy claims, fanciful theories. He prefers what’s simple, logical, provable.last_img read more

2018 City Council Issues Street repairs and Marijuana Tax and more

first_img January 9, 2018 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 City Councilman Mark Kersey joined Good Morning San Diego and spoke about a variety of topics including, sidewalk and street repair, recreational marijuana business tax,  short term rentals, the future of the council President, Hepatitis A, and the flu. 2018 City Council Issues: Street repairs and Marijuana Tax and more Mike McKinnon III, Updated: 3:57 PMcenter_img Posted: January 9, 2018 Mike McKinnon III Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Mark Kersey FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

High school student uses screwdriver as a weapon prompts lockdown

first_imgHigh school student uses screwdriver as a weapon, prompts lockdown January 17, 2019 Posted: January 17, 2019 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) – A student allegedly brought a screwdriver to Mount Carmel High School today and threatened to harm other students, prompting a lockdown at the Rancho Penasquitos campus.Dispatchers received a call shortly after 7:30 a.m. from a person reporting that a male student had brought a screwdriver to campus and threatened to harm himself and other students, San Diego Police Lt. Brent Williams said.The student also reportedly began chasing students while holding the screwdriver until staff members made contact with him and stopped him, Williams said.A staff member suffered a minor hand injury while stopping the student, the lieutenant said.Officers arrived at the campus, made contact with the student in the school’s auditorium and he was taken into custody around 8:05 a.m., SDPD public affairs Officer Billy Hernandez said, adding that the school was put on lockdown during the incident.The Poway Unified School District sent an email to parents around 8:05 a.m. notifying them of the lockdown and asking them not to come to campus.At 8:20 a.m. school officials sent a second email to parents, notifying them that the student was in custody, no one was injured and officers were clearing the scene.School officials informed parents around 9:15 a.m. that the lockdown had been lifted, but the school remained on “secure campus,” meaning students were required to remain inside their classrooms until police gave the all clear.Shortly before 10 a.m., school officials announced that the secure campus status was lifted and the school day would continue as normal.Parents wishing to pick up their children were advised to arrive at the gates at the front of the school, where they would be taken to the attendance office in small groups.The juvenile was being held for a psychological evaluation and could face several charges including making criminal threats and brandishing a weapon, Williams said. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Humane Society seeks information about abandoned terriers

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom, Show Caption Hide Caption February 7, 2019 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Updated: 6:35 PM According to a witness, a person in a gray car dumped the two dogs near an empty lot Feb. 3. Officers with the Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement unit responded to the witness’ call about the dogs and brought them to the organization’s Escondido campus.The terriers are currently quarantined and being treated by Humane Society animal care staff after testing positive for parasites. The dogs arrived at the Humane Society coated in mud and fleas with heavily matted fur. Animal care staff have also given them emergency examinations and began cleaning them.Humane Law Enforcement officers have opened a felony cruelty investigation in response to the dogs’ abandonment. Officials are also attempting to locate the parties responsible for abandoning nine 10-14-day old puppies in a dog food bag at Kit Carson Park Feb. 1.“For the second time in less than a week, we have a person abandoning helpless animals in an Escondido park,” said Humane Society Law Enforcement Sgt. Laurel Monreal. “We want the public to know, anyone who needs help with their animals can bring them to us without judgment.”San Diego Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case of the two terriers. County residents with information regarding the case can contact the Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477 or Humane Society Law Enforcement at (619) 299-7012. Posted: February 7, 2019center_img Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption 123456 Humane Society seeks information about abandoned terriers Show Caption Hide Caption 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) – The San Diego Humane Society asked county residents for information Thursday that will help identify the person who recently abandoned two terriers at Mountain View Park.last_img read more

Proposed bill for affordable housing funding to be voted on next week

first_imgProposed bill for affordable housing funding to be voted on next week Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – San Diego  and communities around California continue to face an acute housing shortage.Today, housing advocates and political leaders, including Mayor Kevin Faulconer, are pushing for a bill out of Sacramento that would provide funding for affordable housing.Senate Bill 5 would provide $200 million a year, starting in 2020, to help local governments build more affordable housing.The bill is heading for a vote by a state assembly committee next Friday. Posted: August 23, 2019center_img August 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 4:34 PMlast_img read more

Scientific Games focused on paying down debt as 1Q19 results prove positive

first_img RGB expecting strong 2019 despite second quarter revenue, profit decline RelatedPosts South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Jeju gaming decline sees Landing International fall into loss in 1H19 Global gaming developer Scientific Games says it is intent on continuing to pay down debt after posting strong 1Q19 financial results, including 3% increases in both revenue and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to US$837 million and US$328 million respectively, and significantly reduced loss.The quarterly results come just a day after the company’s social gaming arm, SciPlay, completed its IPO of a 17.4% minority interest, raising US$301 million in the process. Load More “We are incredibly proud that we have continued to build on our momentum and are looking forward to the year ahead,” said President and CEO Barry Cottle after Scientific Games paid down US$145 million of debt in the quarter.“We are focused on effectively operating our businesses, reducing costs and building upon the strong foundation for profitable growth that we see today. Last week, we successfully took SciPlay public as a new company, which accelerates our ability to pay down debt.“All of these actions support our steadfast commitment to smartly grow our business, drive free cash flow and create meaningful value for our stakeholders.”The company’s Lottery and Social segments enjoyed year-on-year revenue increases of 12% and 22% respectively, while Gaming fell slightly to US$422 million despite increases in daily revenue per unit and the installed base of its international operations.Net loss in 1Q19 fell from US$202 million to US$24 million, driven by higher operating income which was partly attributable to a $45 million reduction in restructuring and other expenses, Scientific Games said.last_img read more

Steve Weitzner Named Summit Business Media CEO

first_imgCheck back here for updates. This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, min.Steve Weitzner, who ended a four-year stint as Ziff-Davis Enterprise CEO on Feb. 3 with the sale to QuinStreet, was named Summit Business Media CEO on February 13.He succeeded Andrew Goodenough, who resigned in October 2011. The announcement was made by Summit chairman Charles McCurdy (ex-Primedia), who called Weitzner “one of the most experienced CEOs in B-to-B media, with a proven track record in dealing with the industry’s most pressing challenges as well as its upside opportunities. We look forward to working closely with Steve as he and a strong management team move Summit into its next phase of growth with unique services that address marketplace needs while building a clear competitive advantage in the markets we serve.”Summit Business Media is a “leading b2b media and information company serving the insurance, financial, legal and investment advisory markets.”last_img read more

Netflixs Hollywood offices locked down amid search for fake gunman

first_img Tech Industry Share your voice An LAPD vehicle blocks off a street near Netflix’s offices in Hollywood on Thursday.Jake Gould via TwitterNetflix’s offices in Hollywood were briefly locked down Thursday afternoon as police searched for a person reported to be carrying a deadly weapon in a nearby parking lot. The report to police turned out to be false, but photos posted to social media showed several Los Angeles Police Department vehicles swarmed outside the Sunset Bronson Studios, which houses offices for Netflix and KTLA TV Channel 5. Employees were told to shelter in place as a precautionary measure after reports of a gunman near the studio came in at 3:53 p.m. Officers quickly detained a suspect, LAPD Officer Tony Im said, adding in a later statement that the man arrested wasn’t in possession of a weapon. That man was still in custody Thursday evening and being questioned for making a false police report, Im said.The suspect was described as a former Netflix employee by the Los Angeles Times, but the LAPD couldn’t confirm his employment status. A Netflix spokeswoman declined to comment on that report.Netflix previously said there was no immediate threat or danger posed to its employees. “We received a tip about a potential law enforcement incident at our LA office,” the Netflix spokeswoman said in a statement. “Police are conducting a sweep of the lot out of an abundance of caution.” In a followup statement, she said, “There was never an individual with a firearm on the property.” Concern over employee safety at high-profile tech companies has risen in the wake of an active shooter last April targeting employees at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. The shooter wounded three workers before taking her own life. Facebook revealed earlier Thursday that it keeps a list of people, including users and ex-employees, who have made threats against the social media company and its employees. The company uses data from those people’s Facebook accounts and sometimes tracks their location through the app when threats appear credible, CNBC reported. The Sunset Bronson Studios, located at 5800 West Sunset Blvd., houses movie, TV and radio production studios. First published Feb. 14, 5 p.m. PT Update, 6 p.m.: Adds information that no gunman was found. Post a comment Tags 0 Netflixlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews TRUTH OR DARE 2018

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Is Truth or Dare good?Nope.What’s it about?A teen horror film about a group of friends who end up playing a game of Truth or Dare while on Spring Break in Mexico. And because they opted to play (for overly convoluted reasons) in a haunted set of ruins, are now being stalked by a demonic entity that’s forcing them to continue playing with lethal consequences. The questions are all deeply damaging secrets, the dares are all mortally dangerous and if you refuse your turn, lie or try to cheat the dare it possesses you and makes you kill yourself.I can’t decide if that’s clever or stupid.Stupid, but it has the potential to create clever scenarios in theory.Does that end up happening?It does not.How long does it make you wait before doing the “I dare you to tell the truth” thing that breaks and/or renders pointless every game of Truth or Dare in real life?Beginning of Act 3, but it can’t even be bothered to draw things out with that minimal amount of tension, so it also contrives a dumb situationally-specific reason for this particular game to have a “no more than two Truth turns in a row” handicap imposed on it.So they can’t think of anything interesting to do with this?You can kind of see where they thought this might be an actual movie. There’s a dynamic with the main two girls/one guy trio of characters whereby there’s a thing two of them could be dared to do that two of them might actually want to do but would make the other one upset enough to screw up the dynamic when they should be pulling closer together to find a way out but it’s preferable to a Dark Secret that one of them will take any dare rather than risk revealing even though it’s painfully obvious the minute they start laying the foundation for it… but none of this has payoff anywhere near worth what it takes to set up.Who’s responsible for this?It’s a Blumhouse horror release, which usually has a strong track record, so this is a rare miss. But the film itself comes courtesy Jeff Wadlow, whose last straight-up horror movie was Cry_Wolf (which was awful) and was also guilty of Never Back Down, Kick Ass 2 and at least one straight-to-Netflix Kevin James action-comedy. He’s also currently slated to script the reboot of Masters of The Universe, because the masters of this Universe are punishing me for something.Who’s in it?I honestly didn’t recognize a single one of these actors, but they’re all pretty young, so I was assuming one or all of them must be huge stars on some Disney or Teen Nick thing I’ve never heard of. And, sure enough, apparently one of them is on the new version of Teen Wolf.They did Teen Wolf again?Yeah, I was surprised too. Apparently, it ran for like six years? No idea.But you don’t recommend this at all.Not even a little.center_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ last_img read more