Questions swirl around fight between hockey players and ref in Manitoba

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of hockey players from a Manitoba First Nations were caught on video piling on top of a referee during a game last week. Media reports put the blame on the players. But there are now suggestions that the players were goaded by the referee.APTN’s Ntawnis Piapot has been looking into the story and files this report.last_img

Trudeau sending First Nations mixed signals on veto rights on pipelines chief

first_imgBrandi Morin APTN National News Alberta AFN Regional Chief Craig Mackinaw said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent comments regarding a First Nations veto on pipelines is sending “mixed signals.” At an Edmonton press conference Wednesday Trudeau appeared to skirt a question to confirm a campaign promise he made that First Nations will have veto rights over energy projects on their territories.Instead, Trudeau said a renewed relationship with First Nations centered on respecting treaty rights, creating partnerships and engaging in meaningful consultation. “It kind of makes you wonder. I guess there will have to be more discussion with them (government) on the pipeline issue or there will be lawsuits coming down the road,” said Mackinaw. “I don’t know if the government wants to go down that road because a lot of the inherent chiefs from other regions are dead set against having these pipelines going through their territories. So I’m not sure they’ll agree on a process.”Trudeau’s remarks on Wednesday weren’t as clear and confident as those he made during a televised town hall interview with APTN while campaigning to be Canada’s next prime minister.Trudeau said that “no” would “absolutely” mean “no” if the Liberals were elected. “We cannot have a government that decides where the pipelines (are going to) go without having proper approval and support from the communities that are (going to) be affected,” said Trudeau during that interview. But not everyone thinks Trudeau has swayed from his commitments, including Cara Currie-Hall who led the Rock the Indigenous Vote movement and was recently appointed to the International Oversight committee on Treaty Enforcement and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) committee.“I don’t think he’s broke any promises, yet,” said Currie-Hall while referring to Article 32 of UNDRIP that specifically highlights resource extraction and Indigenous rights. “I would say that the prime minister is really saying that he’s implementing the UN declaration article number 32. A pipeline cannot be put in the ground unless he has the consent of the Indigenous people, which he does not have. Nobody has it.”She said Trudeau may have an opportunity to make progress by placing Indigenous people on the National Energy Board so that they can become engaged and informed.“We’re saying UNDRIP without conditions. (Governments) are required under the declaration to obtain our free, prior and informed consent. You cannot even talk about a pipeline until you bring it to the table,” said Currie-Hall.Trudeau visited Edmonton and Calgary holding meetings this week with Premier Rachel Notley and oil industry executives. The province and industry are upping pressure on the federal government to help fast track transport of oil sands bitumen to tidewater in hopes of kick starting a lagging economy hit hard by a drop in global oil prices. But projects like the Transmountain Pipeline are facing strong opposition from Indigenous groups in British Columbia. On Thursday, 130 First Nations led by the Yinka Dene Alliance signed on to the Save the Fraser declaration in British Columbia in direct opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline or similar tar sands projects to cross their territories. The pipelines are a no go said Stewart Phillip, grand chief of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, who just a year and a half ago was arrested on Burnaby Mountain after protesting the Kinder Morgan Mountain project. Phillip said the risks they represent to the environment are too great and that Trudeau should look at rebalancing his priorities. “His own government ministers have said recently that you cannot engage the economy in one conventional economy to ensure that the environment and everything that that represents is properly protected,” said Phillip. “The two go hand-in-hand. They cannot be separated in the fashion that the previous (Stephen) Harper government pitted the economy against the environment. The Trudeau government cannot afford to make the same mistake. He needs to understand that there needs to be a very real, tangible balance in ensuring that environmental protections are securely in place along with the notions of growing the economy. You cannot separate the two.”The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) said in a statement to APTN they don’t believe talking about a pipeline “veto” is helpful. “It’s clear that First Nations have rights, treaties and title that are recognized in Canadian law as well as international standards like the right to free, prior and informed consent. These must be respected. All parties in development must be clear on their roles and responsibilities,” the statement said.The AFN is meeting in Vancouver next week for the First Nations Energy Forum to create dialogues with all levels of government, industry and First Nations. bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more

Canada optimistic a TransPacific trade deal within reach Tuesday

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government is optimistic it’s nearing a deal that would see Canada agree to the Trans-Pacific Partnership as early as Tuesday, The Canadian Press has learned.A government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing talks, said Ottawa believes the deal can be struck, even though it would still like to see more progress on negotiations surrounding the automotive and cultural sectors.“We’re hopeful that a good deal can be reached,” the official said.“We want a good deal, not just any deal.”The negotiations underway in Tokyo are the first high-level talks since the leaders of the TPP countries met in November on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam, where Canada resisted signing on.The latest round of the Pacific Rim talks come as Canada faces a tough renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA negotiators from Canada, the United States and Mexico are meeting in Montreal this week.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been bringing up the Asia-Pacific trade pact in recent months every time he’s had conversations with leaders from the other partner countries, the official said. Over the last week, he discussed the deal with the leaders of New Zealand and Chile by phone.The official said Trudeau also dispatched well-connected Vancouver Economic Commission chief executive Ian McKay as his personal envoy at this week’s negotiations in Japan. McKay, a former national director of Trudeau’s Liberal party, has “deep knowledge” of business in Japan and was engaging with the Japanese government at the highest level, the official said.McKay has joined Canada’s chief and deputy chief TPP negotiators in Tokyo for two days of talks that were scheduled to wrap up Tuesday.The 11 remaining TPP countries started working to salvage the deal after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew last year.Many of those leaders thought an agreement-in-principle was within reach in November.Trudeau made international headlines at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Danang deciding not to sign an agreement-in-principle on what has become known as TPP11. Partner countries had been expecting him to come to an agreement.He also made headlines at the summit for how he went about declining the deal.Trudeau’s decision to continue negotiating for a better deal, rather than striking an agreement, led to the abrupt cancellation of a TPP leaders’ meeting on the sidelines of a summit.The cancellation set off a confusing day of talks. Media reports directly blamed Canada and Trudeau for helping to scuttle the scheduled meeting.But Trudeau later argued he had sent signals for days that he would not be rushed into a deal unless it was the right one.TPP trade ministers did agree to a number of changes to nudge negotiations closer to a deal, including stronger protections for the environment and labour rights. They also suspended controversial provisions from the original TPP related to intellectual property, which the Canadian tech sector had long called on Ottawa to remove from the deal.The pact was also rebranded the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.Besides Canada, the TPP11 partners are Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.Most importantly, the deal would open up access for Canada to Japan’s economy, the third-largest in the world. Canada’s agricultural, seafood and forestry sectors would see some of the greatest benefits, the official said.The official insisted that International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland have also remained engaged with their TPP11 counterparts. They added that Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, met with Japan’s ambassador last week to discuss the deal.“We’ve made real progress both before and since Danang,” the official said.A spokesman for Champagne wrote in an email late Monday that the government is trying to get the best deal for Canadian workers and businesses.“As success will be determined over decades, it is important to get the details right,” Joseph Pickerill wrote.“We are committed to being constructive, expeditious and ambitious towards that aim and are working collaboratively with our partners to this end.”— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

GreatWest Lifeco to cut 1500 jobs 13 of its workforce as competition

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco says it will cut 1,500 positions over the next two years in response to changing technology and customer expectations.The cuts are equal to 13 per cent of the Winnipeg-based company’s 12,000 employees in Canada.Great-West says the job cuts are part of a transformation of its business as it faces heightened competition.Canada’s banks and lifecos launch fund of up to $1 billion to help businesses growMore to come …08:04ET 25-04-17

UN staff members draw attention to missing detained and disappeared colleagues

Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on Member States today to impose greater accountability on those who commit crimes against United Nations and associated personnel carrying out their assignments, as staff members gathered to draw attention to the abduction, detention and disappearance of nearly 30 of their colleagues.“Last year, at least eight UN staff were taken hostage in separate incidents,” he said in a message delivered by UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland to a staff meeting convened at UN Headquarters in New York to raise awareness of the problems on the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, which is observed on 25 March.“So far this year, at least 12 peacekeepers have been killed. And at least 26 UN staff members remain under arrest, missing or detained,” Mr. Annan said.He called on the 113 Member States which had not yet become party to the UN Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel, especially those with UN peacekeeping forces, to join the 78 which had done so.Accountability for crimes against those workers was woefully inadequate, he said. “Prosecutions are rare and, even in cases where there have been convictions, sentences have been light,” he said.His report on the safety of humanitarian personnel, issued last September, says 19 UN and associated personnel were being held in West Bank and one in Gaza, two in Lebanon, two in Rwanda and two were unaccounted for in Eritrea.The Day of Solidarity also marked the 20th anniversary of Alec Collett’s abduction in Beirut, Lebanon, while working for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA). To mark his former career as a journalist, Mr. Collett has remained honorary president of the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA), in whose rooms the observance was held.“His fate has never been determined. Today is also a time to express, yet again, our sorrow and to reaffirm our solidarity with his wife and loved ones,” Mr. Annan said.Other speakers included UN General Assembly President Jean Ping, UN Staff Union President Rosemarie Waters, Alec Collett’s wife, Elaine, and UNCA President James Wurst. read more

Children in West and Central Africa moving in greater numbers than ever

In its latest report, In Search of Opportunities: Voices of children on the move in West and Central Africa, the UN agency noted that almost a third of that number remained in Sub-Saharan Africa and less than one in five headed to Europe. “Children in West and Central Africa are moving in greater numbers than ever before […], majority of them within Africa, not to Europe or elsewhere,” Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF’s Regional Director for the region, said in a news release announcing the findings. “We must broaden the discussion on migration to encompass the vulnerabilities of all children on the move and expand systems to protect them, in all their intended destinations.” The report, based on a series of interviews with migrants and their families from several countries, has revealed a complex set of drivers for migration beyond poverty. In addition to conflict, insecurity, poverty and lack of services, climate change is also forcing many in West and Central Africa to leave their homes. Furthermore, with estimates that the region could see a three to four degree Celsius rise in temperature this century – more than one and a half times higher than anywhere else in the world – increased tensions and hostilities over access to resources could push even greater numbers of people to move elsewhere. In the midst of such projections, the region’s lack of sufficient protection systems – both within and across borders – to ensure the safety and wellbeing of refugee and migrant children is particularly concerning, said UNICEF in the news release, calling on policy makers to place children at the centre of any response to migration. “This can be done by strengthening the chain of protection for children between countries of origin, transit and destination,” noted the UN agency. “The close cooperation of governments, UN, and non-governmental partners is critical in to ensure children’s access to healthcare, education and other essential services, regardless of their migration status,” it added. UNICEF has also called on all governments, in the region, in Europe and elsewhere to adopt the six-point Agenda for Action for the protection of refugee and migrant children. The Agenda for Action calls for greater protection of child refugees and migrants, particularly unaccompanied children, from exploitation and violence; ending detention of children seeking refugee status or migrating, by introducing a range of practical alternatives; keeping families together as the best way to protect children and give children legal status; keeping all refugee and migrant children learning and give them access to health and other quality services; acting on the underlying causes of large scale movements of refugees and migrants; and promoting measures to combat xenophobia, discrimination and marginalisation in countries of transit and destination. read more

Fire crews kept half a mile from Manchester bomb for two hours amid

first_imgConfusion over whether a gunman was on the loose after the Manchester Arena bombing meant specialist firefighters were not sent to the scene for more than two hours, a report has found.The fire service was left effectively “outside of the loop” of police and ambulance crews, so firefighters trained in first-aid and terror scenarios did not get permission to go to the scene, despite being stationed half a mile away.”Strategic oversights” by police commanders led to confusion over whether there was an “active shooter” after the attack that killed 22 and poor communications meant fire crews only arrived two hours and six minutes after the bombing.The 226-page report by Lord Bob Kerslake was commissioned by Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, to assess the preparedness and emergency response to the attack last year.The report makes 50 recommendations, but states its panel of experts was not to answer the question of whether the earlier arrival of fire crews would “have made any difference to the medical outcomes of the injured?” “This is a question that only the coronial inquests can decide,” the report said. Salman Abedi killed 22 people in the attack last May, which led to the lockdown of Manchester city centre The report said it hopes, in future, different services control rooms not being able to properly pass critical information between them “will never happen again.” A carpet of messages of support and floral tributes to the victims of the Manchester attack The police duty inspector in the GMP force control room declared Operation Plato, a pre-arranged plan when it is suspected a marauding armed terrorist may be on the loose – and assumed, wrongly, other agencies were aware.But he was praised for taking one of the most crucial “life or death” decisions of the night, a “key use of discretion” to override the rules and allow paramedics and police to continue treating the injured even though they may be in danger of further attacks. But GMFRS and the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) were only informed an hour and a half later and by then Operation Plato was effectively put on “stand by” as it emerged the attack was from a single suicide bomber and not the prelude to further armed attacks. A carpet of messages of support and floral tributes to the victims of the Manchester attackCredit:BEN STANSALL /AFP Show more But it says firefighters “would have been much better placed to support and, potentially, to accelerate the evacuation of casualties from the foyer,” if they had gone to the scene. Salman Abedi detonated his home-made device at 10.31pm on May 22 last year, as 14,000 people streamed out of Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.Officers from British Transport Police were on scene one minute later and declared a major incident by 10.39pm. The senior fire officer on duty, a National Inter-Agency Liaison Officer, stuck to rules which dictate keeping emergency responders 500 metres away from any suspected “hot” zone of danger from a potential armed terrorist.It was “fortuitous” the NWAS were not informed – otherwise they may have pulled out their paramedics, the report stated and instead they stayed and “lives were saved”.Video: How terror was brought to Manchester Arena Salman Abedi killed 22 people in the attack last May, which led to the lockdown of Manchester city centreCredit:PA/Peter Byrne Armed police and 12 ambulances were on the scene within 20 minutes but a shortage of stretchers hampered ferrying the injured from the foyer to a casualty area on the station concourse. As the fire officer could not get through on the phone to the police force duty officer, the response of the fire service was “brought to the point of paralysis” to the “immense frustration on the firefighters faces”.Instead of rushing to the scene to help, fire crews and a Special Response Team, trained to deal with terrorist incidents, rendezvoused at fire station outside the city centre.And while a joint strategic co-ordinating group of emergency response services and others gathered at GMP HQ in east Manchester, GMFRS chief fire officer Peter O’Reilly, who has now retired, focused his senior officers at their own HQ in Salford, which played a “key role” in delaying the response further. 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

BitTorrent for Dummies readers follow directions get sued

first_imgIf you grew up in the 1980s, then you may remember a televised public service announcement that was part of that decade’s “war on drugs.” A mustachioed father approaches his teenage son and interrogates him about a box filled with (unspecified) paraphernalia. After a series of denials and evasions on the son’s part, he finally erupts with “You, alright?! I learned it by watching you!!” The father shrinks in shame as a voiceover continues “parents who use drugs have children who use drugs.”Perhaps the 27 BitTorrent users that John Wiley and Sons are suing will want to keep that defense in mind when their case goes to court. After all, the company is the publisher of BitTorrent for Dummies, along with (seemingly) thousands of other X for Dummies titles.The 27 John Does are being sued in a New York federal court. They allegedly shared various Wiley and Sons titles on October 18 and 19 of this year. All of the IP addresses listed in the suit are in New York. Along with the fact that they kept the defendant list relatively low (compared to the 24,000 or so in the famous Hurt Locker lawsuit), targeting locals suggests that the publisher may be prepared to actually take these to court. Mass file sharing cases are typically intended to scare defendants into reaching settlements, as nobody can possibly follow through with hundreds (or thousands) of cases.The suit lists several Wiley & Sons books that were shared. These include Photoshop CS5 for Dummies, AutoCAD 2011 for Dummies, Daytrading for Dummies, and WordPress for Dummies. BitTorrent for Dummies was not listed in the filed legal papers.While BitTorrent for Dummies is careful not to say anything that would make the publisher responsible for illegal file sharing, John Wiley and Sons has obviously been profiting off of those who want to get a free copy of the latest Twilight movie or Lady Gaga album. Is there legal content on BitTorrent as well? Of course. But are a high percentage of this book’s readers learning how they can get open source software or freely distributed albums from anonymous independent artists?It isn’t known for certain whether the “I learned it from watching you, Dad!” defense is admissible in court, but perhaps these 27 defendants will want to consult with their attorneys.via Torrent Freaklast_img read more

Mokbel looks for loophole

first_imgTony Mokbel, who pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking large commercial quantities of ecstasy and speed in April, has made an application to the Supreme Court last week to reverse his plea to ‘not guilty.’ On April 18 2011, Mokbel admitted operating a drug network trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine while in hiding in Athens between 2006 and 2007. At the same hearing he also pleaded guilty to trafficking MDMA. The application to change his plea is based on a potential legal loophole discovered after the Victoria Police admitted in an unrelated case, that affidavits had not been sworn or affirmed properly, as is legally required. Mokbel’s defence team argued last week in the Supreme Court, that Victoria Police committed a fraud on the criminal justice system by not properly swearing affidavits. Defence barrister Peter Faris QC, argued that the admission could affect the validity of evidence used in the decade-long investigation into Tony Mokbel’s alleged multimillion dollar drug smuggling operations. Prosecutors responded saying that Mokbel knew full-well what he was pleading guilty to seven months ago, and described his application to change his plea as, “hopeless,” arguing that no evidence exists to suggest warrants obtained by police were invalid. Mr Peter Kidd, acting for the prosecution, told the court that Mokbel pleaded guilty of his own free will, and that Mokbel was in effect saying: ‘I didn’t realise I could have some evidence excluded that would weaken the crown case’.” Mr Kidd added that this did not mean that when Mokbel pleaded guilty, “he did not understand what he was doing.” The prosecutor called the application, “completely speculative,” and that it should be dismissed immediately . Because Mokbel’s assets have been confiscated, the taxpayer-funded Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will foot the bill for his legal fees in relation to the application. Justice Simon Whelan granted Mokbel’s defence barrister time to prepare submissions. The application will resume on October 28. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Rhône coulée de boue destructrice dans la ville de Givors

first_imgRhône : coulée de boue destructrice dans la ville de Givors Givors, France – Dimanche soir, la ville de Givors située dans le département du Rhône était traversée par une coulée de boue, due à la crue d’un petit cours d’eau. Le nombre de maisons endommagées est encore inconnu, et des centaines de voitures ont été emportées par le courant. Aucune victime n’est heureusement à déplorer.La crue du cours d’eau en cause est due à un orage très violent qui a sévi dimanche et déversé sur la ville de Givors 35 millimètres d’eau en une vingtaine de minutes. Le lieutenant-colonel Lionel Chabert relate l’évènement : “Vers 19H00, la coulée de boue a traversé un quartier d’habitations sur une pente de 200 mètres avant d’arriver devant la mairie de Givors”. D’ailleurs, dans la rue menant à la mairie, la chaussée a été soulevée par la force du courant : il ne reste qu’un amas de boue devant l’hôtel de ville. Le 14 juin 2010 à 10:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

What to Expect From This Years Game Developers Conference

first_imgEvery year about 30,000 games industry folk pack into Moscone Convention Center for the Game Developer’s Conference. GDC isn’t like E3, where new consoles and franchises get announced. Nor is it like PAX, an event largely for and by fans. Instead, GDC is about business. Most of the panels and talks are really technical, focusing on how Valve figured out the best way to design user interfaces for VR, or how 343 Studios made the art for Halo 4. Occasionally you’ll get a major announcement like Metal Gear Solid 5, or a sad intersection with the real world like overseas attendees being affected by travel bans, but for the most part, GDC is mundane. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth following.GDC is the largest gathering of the power players in the industry. It’s where developers swap ideas, it’s a great showcase for independent games, and perhaps most importantly, it’s also where the Virtual Reality Developer’s Conference will be held.As you’ve probably heard, VR is one of the latest “it” technologies. It’s got a lot of potential and can be used for plenty of mind-expanding activities. But, we’ve been down this road before. VR isn’t new, and it’s petered out in the past. This year, we’ll start to see whether VR is taking hold. Expect a lot of new stats and figures about how many people are buying VR sets, and what those people are playing. You can also expect to hear about the next major crop of games designed from the ground up in VR.Epic, the studio behind Unreal, Gears of War, and the Unreal Engine, has been hard at work making game development tools work in virtual reality. That should make it easier for game developers to work with the new technology and crank out more great games.On the other hand, if VRDC is relatively quiet, it could signal the beginning of the end for VR. For this kind of tech to stick around, there has to be software that’s compelling enough for people to run out and drop hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on new gadgets.Up-and-coming indies also tend to get a lot of recognition at GDC. I recall seeing Gone Home about a year and a half before its final release a while back. Games that we haven’t seen much of but have been in development for a while, like Yooka-Laylee and Tacoma will be at the show, so expect some first-looks at those.Lastly, there will be a steady trickle of smaller announcements that could take a while to dig through. GDC is a place of stats and figures — developers telling each other what works and what doesn’t. And some of the talks at the show can shed some light on this notoriously secretive industry.In any case, we’ll have plenty of GDC-related content for you, as we break down the most import and exciting announcements from the show.last_img read more

EyePopping LG OLED Falls Display Wows at CES 2019

first_imgStay on target Another display by LG is wowing attendees at CES 2019. After it showed off its rollable, futuristic OLED TV, LG has another feast for the eyes with its “LG OLED Falls” display, which features 260 LG OLED digital signage screens, in curved and flat configurations.The exhibit, which welcomes visitors to LG’s CES 2019 booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features 76 concave, 72 convex and 112 flat 55-inch LG OLED screens to give an illusion of “infinity.” It measures 20 feet high and 65 feet wide, displaying images of curves of the desert, waterfalls, ocean and light.LG is further enhancing the  experience with immersive audio, which is included in 2019 LG OLED TVs.OLED uses self-lighting pixels that can be turned on and off individually for exact control of image brightness and quality, delivering infinite contrast ration optimized for high-dynamic range content.With no separate light source, the displays are also extremely lightweight and thin, making them flexible enough to be rolled, as shown in the LG Signature OLED TV R (model 65R9).More on Geek.com:Drones, Doctors, and Disney Praised Verizon 5G at CES 2019Sex Toy Stripped of CES 2019 Award Because VaginasThis $800 Robot Suitcase Will Follow You Around Airports 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar last_img read more

Trails to try for an earlyseason outing

first_imgNoah would feel right at home in Southwest Washington this spring — severely soggy.And while rain and snow literally power the Northwest, the wet conditions certainly have put a damper on lots of outdoor activities, hiking among them.All this moisture has left most of the region’s trails muddy, with boggy pools and rivulets in places, and occasional snow patches.Significant snow remains even at mid-elevation. The National Resources Conservation Service reports 13 feet of snow at June Lake, which is only 3,440 feet elevation. The U.S. Forest Service reports 24 inches still at Cougar Sno-Park, lower yet at 2,220 feet elevation.Even the reliable early-season hiking and cycling places like Coyote Wall and Catherine Creek in western Klickitat County are soaked and muddy.But it is April, the days are much longer, and it’s time to wait no longer to put on the hiking boots or get the bike out.last_img read more

Missing 3yearold boy in Linda Vista found after intensive fivehour search

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:59 PM Posted: October 9, 2018 Missing 3-year-old boy in Linda Vista found after intensive five-hour search October 9, 2018 , KUSI Newsroom , KUSI Newsroom, **UPDATE** Thank you to everyone for their help. Kevin Serrano has been safely located. pic.twitter.com/pklfvKI0bL— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) October 9, 2018After initial police investigations, officials have determined Maria Flores provided police with false information on her son’s welfare. According to the latest press release, Flores was arrested for 148.3(a) PC (filing a false police report), and was booked in to jail on the charge. 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 toddler who went missing under “highly unusual” circumstances in Linda Vista Tuesday was found unharmed following an intensive five-hour search of the neighborhood just north of Mission Valley, a police lieutenant said.The exhaustive efforts to find 3-year-old Kevin Serrano began in the late morning and continued into the mid-afternoon, when the boy was “safely located,” according to San Diego police. It was not immediately clear where the errant tyke turned up.Officers scoured streets, yards and canyons around the Serrano family’s home in the 2500 block of Ulric Street on foot, aboard patrol motorcycles and from above in a police helicopter. Search teams with scenting dogs also took part.The child’s mother reported him missing about 10:15 a.m., telling officers she had left him alone in a room in their apartment for about five minutes and returned to find him gone.The woman “frantically” searched the grounds of the complex for about 10 minutes before making a 911 call, Lt. Christian Sharp told reporters.“(We) have the helicopter and about 30-plus officers and more officers arriving in to continue the search,” Sharp said at midday.The brown-haired, roughly 35-pound boy, who was wearing blue “Cookie Monster” pajamas at the time of his disappearance, had no history of wandering away from home, the lieutenant told news crews.The child’s mother told police the front door to their apartment was closed but unlocked when she left the room her son was in and remained so when she returned to find him gone.“So this is highly unusual, and that’s why we’re taking this extremely seriously,” Sharp said.Shortly after 3 p.m., police announced that Kevin had been found. The agency did not immediately provide details about how and where he had been located.last_img read more

2 camels surprise shoppers outside Davie consignment shop

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Shoppers outside of a consignment shop in Davie were treated to a post-humpday surprise.The folks at Thriftarella’s, located along Davie Road, were surprised to find a pair of camels in the parking lot, Thursday.The exotic animals’ presence was soon explained. A friend of the business owner was at a nearby rodeo event with the camels and decided to pass by to have a little fun.Shoppers and staffers alike got a kick out of the outlandish sight.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Focal Points Marketing Execs Share Their Top Priorities for 2017

first_img Meg Estevez / Corporate Director of Audience Development / NewBay Media Kate Lesniak / Publisher / Bitch Media Prescott Shibles / SVP of Data / Randall-Reilly Prev1 of 10NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browse Click through the slide show or select one of our execs from the list below: This article was originally published on December 20, 2016. James Capo / Chief Revenue Officer / Omeda [Sponsored] Kathlene Collins / Chief Markeitng Officer / Society for Science & the Publiccenter_img Malcolm Netburn / Chairman and CEO / CDS Global [Sponsored] Joyce Shirer / SVP of Marketing / Rodale Auseh Britt / VP of Marketing & Client Services / Questex Debbie George / VP of Marketing / AC Business Media As the media-company business model shifts — and advertising and other revenue streams become more dependent on audience engagement and insights — the role marketers play within the overall enterprise is also changing. Now, marketers are at the center of the business. They’re directly involved in revenue generation, whether it’s targeting a segment for a show, generating leads for an advertiser, analyzing audience content consumption, and building sophisticated automated campaigns. With this in mind, we asked a handful of marketing executives from across the industry about their top priorities for 2017.  Prev1 of 10NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browselast_img read more

Apples iPhones hit a wall Now we know how bad it is

first_img $999 Apple iPhone XS Sprint Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Earnings Apple Share your voice $999 $999 5:56 See It See it 28 Photos In a letter Apple shared with investors Jan. 2, CEO Tim Cook pointed to an economic slowdown in China and the country’s “rising trade tensions with the United States.” He also said the company struggled to make enough products to sell to customers and that when it did, a stronger US dollar effectively raised prices overseas. Following up on a call Tuesday, Cook also blamed the lack of subsidies amplifying the sticker shock of its phones. Apple on Tuesday said it counted $84.3 billion in revenue, down more than 4 percent from a year earlier. That wasn’t much of a surprise, considering the company issued a rare warning Jan. 2 that it would miss its forecasts by as much as $10 billion. “While it was disappointing to miss our revenue guidance, we manage Apple for the long term, and this quarter’s results demonstrate that the underlying strength of our business runs deep and wide,” Cook said in a statement Tuesday. He added that Apple would continue to innovate, saying “we are not taking our foot off the gas.”Apple’s shares, which had fallen more than 1 percent in regular trading Tuesday, rose more than 5 percent after the earnings release to $163.47 per share. See It iPhone XS, XS Max and XR: 27 tips and tricks to master Apple’s latest phones Mobile Tech Industry Stock Market Apple is estimated to have sold 66.6 million iPhones in its first fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 29, down 15 percent from a year earlier, according to Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi. Apple stopped publishing unit sales, meaning there’s no official account for the number of iPhones, iPads or Macs sold. The company said it tallied nearly $52 billion in iPhone sales, down 15 percent from the same time a year ago.It’s unclear what’s caused Apple to hit the wall. Some analysts blame the company’s high iPhone prices. Apple now charges more for many of its phones than it does for the entry-level MacBook Air, which starts at $999. The colorful entry-level iPhone XR, which starts at $749, is the only new Apple phone to come in under the popular laptop’s price. Meanwhile, cell carriers have cut subsidies as well. True to Apple’s earlier statements, markets outside the US played a role in the iPhone’s slide. Sales in Europe, Greater China and Japan all fell. Sales in the Americas and the “Rest of Asia Pacific” rose.The sales drops outside China were worrying to Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Patrick Moorhead. “This leads me to believe it’s a product issue, namely the iPhone, keeping consumers from upgrading,” he said. Larger issues like the trade war between China and the US wouldn’t affect Europe or Japan as much.But Cook said Apple’s cheap battery replacement program played a part too. The $29 battery replacements, offered in response to a controversy over the way the company’s software treats older batteries, pushed new iPhone sales down.Despite its issues, Apple is still making money. Net income fell less than 1 percent, to $19.9 billion, or $4.18 per share. That was higher than Wall Street’s expectations of $4.17 per share.Too expensive?Ever since Apple released 2017’s iPhone X for $999, a whopping 53 percent price increase from the entry level iPhone 7 from 2016, tech watchers have wondered exactly how much Apple could get away with charging. The iPhone X’s success suggested an answer.Now that Apple has hit a wall, the question is being raised again, particularly after the company released a $999 iPhone XS last year alongside a larger iPhone XS Max, which cost $1,099.Cook dismissed that concern, arguing instead that higher costs overseas were to blame. “I do think that price is a factor,” he said, but it was a perceived price in local currencies. To counteract that, Cook said Apple has begun lowering prices for its phones overseas so that the amount people pay is roughly the same as what it was last year. First published Jan. 29 at 1:35 p.m. PT.Updates, 1:55 p.m.: Adds details; 2:52 p.m.: Includes more details from Apple’s earnings conference call; 4:09 p.m.: Adds investor comment.Every Apple TV show announced: What’s on Apple’s increasingly deep bench of original programming.Everything we know about Apple’s TV service: Where is Apple putting that $1 billion investment in TV programming? • Here’s every iPhone ever made from 2007 to today Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It Foldables, 5G and the future of the iPhone in 2019 See All Best Buy 1:26 Boost Mobile Now playing: Watch this: Comments Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 48 Photos Now playing: Watch this: reading • Apple’s iPhones hit a wall. Now we know how bad it is Now playing: Watch this: When Apple warned earlier this month that sales over the holidays were as much as 11 percent lower than expected, it was a shock. Now it looks like a trend. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 6:02 Apple earnings report confirms iPhone slowdown Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Sour ApplesApple’s quarterly earnings were a strong reminder of just how important the iPhone is. Apple saw growth in all its other product categories, like the Mac and wearables. But with the iPhone representing more than 60 percent of Apple’s sales, those successes weren’t enough to blunt the iPhone’s troubles.Don’t blame low iPhone sales just on China. Angela Lang/CNET Still, some investors focused on the growth of those businesses, particularly services, which include the App Store and Apple Pay. Those businesses will help Apple diversify and become less reliant on its popular handheld.”I hope that Apple will be able to move even further away from selling devices — towards expanding the services ecosystem,” Michael Obuchowski, the chief investment officer at Merlin Asset Management, said in an email. He added that he hoped Apple would open its services more widely so that people using devices running non-Apple systems could use them, a step the company hinted at earlier this month when it said iTunes and AirPlay would be available on TVs made by a host of manufacturers. Obuchowski’s firm owns Apple shares. 99+ $999 On Tuesday, Apple forecast sales of between $55 billion and $59 billion for the second fiscal quarter, compared with average Wall Street estimates of about $59 billion. The forecast follows disappointing fiscal first-quarter revenue the company reported in its results. The sales forecast is the latest data point for Apple watchers, who for years have wondered when iPhone sales would hit a theoretical limit for how many million could be sold every quarter. Now it seems they might have an answer. You should disable Apple FaceTime now Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumorslast_img read more

EKYC must for ration card holders JC

first_imgKakinada: East Godavari Joint Collector Dr G Lakshmisha stated that ‘Electronic Know Your Customer (EKYC) is mandatory for white ration card holders for updating their PDS cards. In a press release, JC informed that in several white cards only the photograph of head of the family has been printed. Under EKYC, all the family members above five years of age should go to the PDS shop and enrol the details of family members in the form of finger prints verification. Children below five years are exempted from this verification, the JC clarified. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us In this connection, the JC also clarified that the card holders need not go to Mee Seva centers but can get the verification at the PDS shop where they get the monthly rice and other items. The JC on this occasion clarified that this process has been taken up for purification of ration cards and not for cancellation of existing cards. He also stated that the process should be completed on or before September 5 and the new process will come into force from October 2. From this date onwards new ration cards will be issued for those who applied for fresh cards. The newly appointed volunteers will verify these and those in correct order will be provided with new ration cards within 72 hours of applying for the same, JC clarified.last_img read more

Jet Airways independent director Ranjan Mathai resigns

first_imgThe airline has also deployed their “wide-body B777 with a capacity to seat 346 guests, to facilitate the travel of our guests between Mumbai and Goa.” The statement added that the airline was “fully cooperating with various authorities, including the DGCA and AAIB, for investigation into the incident.”Reuters file [Representational Image]Debt-laden carrier Jet Airways (India) Ltd’s independent director Ranjan Mathai resigned late on Thursday, citing rising pressure from other commitments.The departure comes as the airline struggles to keep itself afloat, with rising debt levels and higher oil prices weighing on profits. Indian conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd said last week it is in preliminary talks with Jet, but has not made a proposal to buy a stake.”I am no longer able to devote the time required to meet my obligations, as an independent director on the Board of Jet Airways and have accordingly decided to resign from the Board,” Mathai said in a statement issued by the airline.last_img read more

Girls Popping out of a Cake The Story Behind this Strange Tradition

first_imgEven though such seemingly harmless trinkets as Kinder Surprise Eggs are banned in America because it’s unsafe to hide inedible objects within food, hiding a living woman inside of a cake seems to be okay. Granted, these days the cakes are usually not edible (most are now made out of cardboard), but the concept still remains: be it a bachelor party, birthday, or club night, if a mountainous, shoulder-height cake gets wheeled in to the room, most people are going to assume there’s a scantily clad lady hidden inside. This weird tradition has been featured in the classic Marilyn Monroe film, Some Like It Hot, and more recently parodied in Arrested Development, among other film and television shows.Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe in ‘Some Like It Hot’It was even a possible purchase in the original version of The Sims video game. Though decades have gone by, the idea remains the same: whether in her birthday suit or not, a woman pops out the top of a cake to entertain guests with a special, provocative dance.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsWhere exactly did this tradition first come from?Well, modern civilizations weren’t the first to play with their food. Ancient Rome was known for gluttonous feasts teeming with tureens of wine and towers of lavish dishes. Catering was art as chefs would present edible arrangements: a plate of fish that made it look like the dinner was still alive, swimming in sauce.Pompeii family feast painting, NaplesWealthy diners in the Middle Ages continued the tradition, often posing their dishes to make the cooked animals come alive. Some did, as cooks would stuff live animals into pies so that, upon presentation, birds would come bursting out of the middle, fluttering away to applause.In 1454, the Duke of Burgundy held a banquet in France that was teeming with luxurious dishes, including a pie from inside which a total of 24 musicians performed for the guests! By the 17th century, the number of living beings hiding inside edibles was considerably diminished. In 1626, King Charles I and his wife were presented with a large pie from which burst forth a dwarf dressed in a suit of armor.Portrait of the Dwarf Geoffrey Hudson (1619-1682)It wasn’t until a couple of centuries later that women became the preferred choice of pastry-dwelling surprises. In May 1895, notorious architect Stanford White held a banquet in New York that was reported on in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Cincinnati Inquirer. What made it so renown?Held for the rich elite (attendees included Nikola Tesla and Charles Dana Gibson) the party featured a pie made of galvanized iron from which, when wheeled into the room, a sixteen-year-old beauty named Susie Johnson popped out, singing.Newspaper illustration: “The ‘Girl in the Pie’ at the three thousand five hundred dollar dinner in Artist Breese’s New York Studio” (event occurred May 20, 1895).The affair was recreated in a sketch called “The ‘Girl in the Pie’ at the Three-Thousand Five Hundred Dollar Dinner in Artist Breese’s New York Studio” which was published in The World later that same year when Johnson, the Pie Girl, went missing. Published in the hopes of finding Johnson, the idea of the surprise cake gained the public’s attention.Related Video: Why do Barber Shops Feature a Red, White and Blue Pole?In her book Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America, Sarah Burns writes about the infamous “Pie Girl Dinner,” saying that “[the banquet] became a sign for the decadence of art and high society, fatally twinned in the pursuit of pleasurable sensation and in the ruin of innocence.” Despite these strong and condemning words, the tradition carried on.Recent surprise cakes have contained Naomi Campbell for Usher’s birthday in 2004, and perhaps more memorably: James Franco and Seth Rogan for Jimmy Fallon’s birthday in 2014, and Bill Murray for David Letterman’s retirement in 2015.Read another story from us: The Bee Gees were Formed due to a Happy AccidentThe show isn’t much fun for the performer inside, however. In “Confessions of a Show Girl: The Truth About Being the Girl Inside the Cake,” Maren Wade tells Las Vegas Weekly the less-than-glamorous, sweaty, and stifling experience she had, crouched inside a Smart Car-sized cake for the birthday of a Fortune 500 CEO in 2014. Perhaps an ice cream cake would be the better choice.last_img read more