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first_img KUSI Newsroom May 2, 2019 Posted: May 2, 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) –  Navy petty officer who was behind the wheel of a pickup that plummeted over the side of a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and landed in Chicano Park, killing four people, was sentenced today to nine years and eight months in prison.The sentence was the maximum available for Richard Anthony Sepolio, 27. He was convicted in February for the Oct. 15, 2016, crash that killed Annamarie Contreras, 50, and Cruz Contreras, 52, a married couple from Chandler, Arizona; and Hacienda Heights residents Andre Banks, 49, and Francine Jimenez, 46. Seven other people were seriously injured.Joining KUSI to discuss this sentencing is Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Watkins. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Brian Wakins: Sepolio sentenced in fatal Coronado Bridge crashlast_img read more

first_imgRegional Media Advisors handled the transaction. Meanwhile, Neil Rouda has sold his majority stake in MedTech Media to Healthcare Information and Management System Society. TheMedTech management team, including president Jack Beaudoin, will retain “significant ownership” in the company.  HIMSS has been a partner of MedTech since 2003 (Rouda had sold them a 30 percent stake previously)and will begin publishing Government Health IT in 2011. Editorial decisions for MedTech’s Healthcare IT News and Healthcare Finance News will remain independent while MedTech will continue to produce the HIMSS Daily Insider, the HIMSS Expo Yellow pages and the HIMSS Resource Guide.    Berkery Noyes advised Rouda in the transaction. LRP Publications, which serves the legal, government and education markets, sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. Berkery, Noyes & Co. handled the deal. Elsewhere, Chicago Tribune Media Group, publisher of Chicago magazine, has acquired community lifestyle magazine Naperville from Oster Communications. The acquisition is part of a push to extend coverage to Chicago suburbs. Naperville is controlled distribution with a circulation of 30,000. Other print and digital products within the Chicago Tribune stable include RedEye, Hoy, TribLocal, TheMash, chicagotribune.com, chicagonow.com, chicagoshopping.com and metromix.com. Naperville publisher Leah Rippe will stay with the magazine, reporting to Chicago publisher and general manager Rich Gamble. last_img read more

first_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 26 Photos Tags Best Buy stores across the US will now be able to fix your Apple gear.  Best Buy Have a busted iPhone but live closer to a Best Buy than an Apple Store? You now have a new option for properly repairing your phone.  On Wednesday Apple announced that it would be expanding its repairs program with Best Buy, bringing certified support to nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores in the US. The repairs are backed by Apple, with the iPhone maker touting that Best Buy’s Geek Squad has “nearly 7,600 newly Apple-certified technicians ready to make same-day iPhone repairs or to service other Apple products.” The partnership isn’t the first time that Apple has tapped Best Buy to help with repairs, with the two companies partnering in 2017 to bring Apple’s iPhone screen repair machines into Best Buy’s stores.  $999 Apple iOS 13: Top new features See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 1 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $999 “If a customer ever needs to repair their products, we want them to feel confident those repairs are done safely and correctly,” Tara Bunch, Apple’s vice president of AppleCare, said in a statement. “We’re always looking at how we can reliably expand our network of trained technicians and we’re excited to partner with every Best Buy store so it’s even easier for our customers to find an authorized repair location near them.” The move will also bring more Apple-certified repairs to states that lack Apple Stores, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.  When combining the Best Buy expansion with its existing authorized service providers and Apple Stores, Apple says that eight out of 10 customers in the US are now within 20 minutes of a location that can help fix their devices.  Read more: Best Buy’s flash sale has some of the lowest iPad prices ever $999 See All Comment $999 Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It •center_img Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Best Buy Apple Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See it reading • Apple expands repairs to nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores in US Apple Share your voice See It iPhone Update Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Now playing: Watch this: Apple iPhone XS Best Buy Mobile Phones Sprint iPhone XR: It’s the iPhone you should buy Boost Mobile 6:35last_img read more

first_imgReflecting signs of a possible turnaround, India’s most valuable realty estate developer DLF Ltd is reportedly planning to sell its stake in two residential projects and monetise its portfolio of rental assets in a bid to raise nearly Rs 10,000 crore.The company has been hit by a huge debt and slowing demand in the real estate sector for the past few years. DLF’s net debt stood at Rs 21,598 crore in the quarter ended 30 June.The company said on Wednesday that its subsidiary DLF Home Developers Ltd would raise Rs 1,990 crore from Government of Singapore Investment Corp Pte Ltd (GIC). The funds raised from the GIC will be utilised to cover operational costs and trim debt, the Livemint reported.”The GIC deal shows that we can also bring in investor partners for our rental portfolio in the future. If we dilute even 40-50% stake in our rental assets, it will help bring down the debt of our development portfolio by about 60-70%,” said Saurabh Chawla, senior executive director, finance, at DLF.Share prices of DLF rose over 13% in the past two trading sessions on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). On Thursday, stock price of DLF rose more than 10% to close at Rs 120.65.DLF also said that its shareholders had given nod for a proposal made by the company to pledge over 50% of its shares in three of its units “to raise as much as Rs 7,500 crore and create third-party rights”.DLF now aims to establish a private rent company with third party shareholders, which will allow its promoters to exit and bring in private equity (PE) investors. The company plans to raise “both debt and equity” against its profitable rental portfolio.Chawla said that DLF had already raised a significant part of Rs 3,000 crore it planned to raise from PE funds.Besides, DLF agreed to sell its non-core cinema exhibition subsidiary DT Cinema to multiplex chain PVR Ltd for Rs 500 crore to increase cash flows and lessen the debt burden.”Will these help in realizing the full potential of the company and help it grow? We are not so sure,” said a Mumbai-based brokerage firm, requesting anonymity.”DLF has been bogged down by negative cash flows for a long time now and close to Rs 700 crore of quarterly interest payments. If it manages to bring down debt and the cost of borrowings, it will allow the company to breathe, but in the long term, actual sales need to happen for it to generate positive cash flows,” said Sandipan Pal, analyst at brokerage Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd.last_img read more

first_imgA damning report has found that a third of the District’s public high school graduates last year missed too many classes or did not properly make up their classes, findings officials fear could cheapen the value of public high school diplomas from D.C.“We very much are committed to putting out the news, the good the bad, or the ugly,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said during her Jan. 30 Mayor’s Breakfast. “None of us around this table who have been very committed to the transformation of our schools wins with fake numbers. And certainly, our children don’t win with fake numbers.”Dunbar High School had one of the highest rates of graduating students who did not meet attendance requirements. The others are Anacostia High School, Ballou High School, Eastern High School, Roosevelt High School and H.D. Woodson High School. (Courtesy photo)The D.C. City Council has scheduled a hearing for Feb. 8 with government witnesses to discuss next steps.  Meanwhile, Chancellor Antwan Wilson has rolled out reforms that include transcript reviews to ensure the class of 2018 has earned the grades required to graduate.DCPS will work to improve grading and credit recovery policies by next school year while showing the importance of attendance. By May, DCPS will have a plan to regularly audit grading practices in the high schools, implement a new student information system allowing school leaders, teachers and families to monitor student grades, attendance, and information, and have a process in place to regularly train new staff on policies.Plans are also in place for resource fairs focused on students and families to receive support for school success and attendance. Looking ahead to 2022, DCPS will offer stronger final exams for core courses while offering support for students who fail.“I’m committed to ensuring that our students here in D.C. get what they deserve and that is the opportunity to know that they are privileged for growing up in D.C. and having attended our schools,” said Wilson, chancellor for 11 months.The audit, conducted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and released Jan. 29, discovered policy violations in 937 out of 2,758 graduating students’ records at nearly all schools. In Dunbar High School’s case, more than 4,000 changes were made to attendance records for 118 graduates, the report said. The Washington Post reported that the Dunbar principal has been removed from the school.Most high schools operated under a mindset of passing and graduating students, according to a DCPS concurrent review of attendance and grading policies. At Ballou High School, DCPS uncovered a culture of doing “whatever it takes” to pass students so they could receive diplomas.The DCPS review found that six high schools were the worst offenders at graduating students who exceeded the number of absences allowed, and failed to follow DCPS grading and credit recovery policies. Those schools were Anacostia High School, Ballou High School, Dunbar High School, Eastern High School, Roosevelt High School and H.D. Woodson High School.Ballou Principal Yetunde Reeves was removed from her position and Dunbar Principal Abdullah Zaki was placed on leave in the wake of the allegations.DCPS Central Office failed to offer sufficient training and support or adequate oversight in grading and credit recovery policies, the DCPS review said.Despite the sobering news, Bowser remains confident that the district has improved dramatically in the 10 years since the mayor took over the schools. She dodged a question on whether investigators interviewed former chancellor Kaya Henderson and then-interim chancellor John Davis.Bowser ordered the audit and an internal review of DCPS policies and procedures in December following a  November report from NPR and WAMU that unearthed a graduation scandal at Ballou. The joint investigation found that the high school was graduating students with repeated absences and others who couldn’t read and write. DCPS has since removed Principal Yetunde Reeves from the school.Councilwoman Mary Cheh took DCPS to task over a school culture she said discourages teachers and principals from coming forward to report malfeasance.“They don’t want to rock the boat because the culture, it’s almost totalitarian from the central office, they don’t want to stick their neck out,” Cheh said. “They feel, maybe they’re not correct, but they certainly feel that there will be reprisals and that they just have to be quiet.”Wilson is putting a system in place that allows school staff to lodge complaints directly to him and intimidation from school leaders is not acceptable, he said.At the upcoming hearing on Feb. 8, David Grosso chairman of the committee on education, wants to understand why some students have attendance issues, an answer that’s eluded officials for years, he said.“I look forward to the opportunity for us to work together to get to the solutions that we need to get to so that students feel like school is the best option in the morning when they get up,” Grosso said. “And that’s the challenge that we have before us.”last_img read more

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROBuilding Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and Seeds of Change are partnering up to create a “food-focused” accelerator program to narrow the food gap in the District, especially in Wards 7 and 8. The collaboration, strengthened by a $115,000 grant from Mars, Inc., the organization behind the Seeds of Change Project, will provide food literacy programs, nutrition and farming workshops through the upcoming months at THEARC and several other locations.“What the Seeds of Change sponsorship has been able to do is not only support the producing of food, but inspire the next food producers,” said, Scott Kratz, vice president of Building Bridges Across the River, and director of the 11th Street Bridge Park.Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and Seeds of Change have partnered to offer a “food-focused” accelerator program to narrow the food gap in D.C. (Courtesy of Lawrence Green, Time Travel Media)“This is the largest single grant that we’ve received and it allows us to do so much for the community,” Kratz said. “We’re really excited about it.”According to an article by the DC Policy Center more than three-fourths of food deserts are located in Wards 7 and 8. The program will help residents with access to fresh food and offer ways to grow, cook and learn about health foods. There are classes that will focus on composting, herbalism, canning preserving and fermenting and even bee harvesting. Many classes are at THEARC’s main campus located at 1901 Mississippi Avenue S.E. However several classes are located throughout Wards 7 and 8 including The National Children’s Center at 3400 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue S.E., and Kelly Miller Middle School located at 301 49th Street N.E.D.C. is the second U.S. city where Seeds of Change is donating grants and creating programming to address food disparities as part of a larger, country-wide initiative, the first being Chicago, according to Sara Schulte, External Communications Manager of Mars, Incorporated.“We got connected with Scott and BBAR with some other community works through Mars,” Schulte said. “We knew we wanted to get involved in the work they were doing.”“When we look for partners, we look for people who share our mission and who are also focused on providing healthier greener communities. So when we talked to Scott it was such a great fit.”Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services, according to their website. In addition, thanks to the SOC sponsorship, BBAR will also be employing an intern to learn about urban agriculture. Tatiana Bogans, 22, a D.C. resident will intern with BBAR until November.“Basically I will be working with the farmers, which includes weeding harvesting, basically keeping the farm together,” Bogans said. “I like working outdoors and I like community work so it was a good fit.”After her internship, Bogans hopes to one day attend the University of the District of Columbia and study environmental science and agriculture.“This is a really good job if you like being outside and giving back to the community,” Bogans said.  All the programming is free and open to the public. For a full list of classes and workshops please go to: https://bbardc.org/workshops-classes/last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A person has reportedly drowned while bathing in the sea at Digha on Friday afternoon. He was rescued by the ‘nuliahs’ and rushed to Digha State General Hospital (DSGH) where the attending doctor declared him brought dead.According to sources, one Shankar Deb, aged around 44 years, had gone to Digha with his family on Thursday. He had rented a room at a hotel located in New Digha. On Friday afternoon, he went to Old Digha along with his wife and five-year-old daughter Atrika. There, he consumed alcohol and went to Ghat number 1 to bathe in the sea. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWhen he was walking towards the sea with his daughter on his shoulder, his wife tried to stop him as he was not able to walk straight since he was in an inebriated state. But Shankar did not bother to listen. When he reached near the water, some ‘nuliahs’ and civic volunteers saw him and asked him not to venture into the sea. They tried to reach Shankar but before they could get to him, he reportedly went into the water with Atrika. Just after that, a huge wave came and landed on both. As the force of the wave was very strong, both Shankar and Atrika were beginning to get washed away. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateSeeing them drowning, the ‘nuliahs’ ran to their rescue. To save his daughter, Shankar threw Atrika towards the ‘nuliahs’ who got hold of her. Just after saving his daughter, the ‘nuliahs’ went in the water with safety measures to save Shankar. After a few minutes, Shankar was rescued and taken to the DSGH where he was declared brought dead by the doctor. An Unnatural Death (UD) case has been lodged. It is not clear whether Shankar had died due to excessive consumption of alcohol or by drowning. To identify the cause, sleuths are waiting for the autopsy report. According to police sources, despite repeated requests and warnings, Shankar did not bother to listen to either his wife or the security persons and ventured into the sea in an inebriated state that proved very risky and he ended up paying with his life.last_img read more

first_imgIt was later last month on 19th March, when Norsk Hydro ASA, a Norwegian and one of the world’s largest aluminum producer firm, had to halt its production due to a cyber attack that impacted its operations across Europe and the U.S. Earlier this week, the firm shared a video on YouTube, highlighting how the employees of Magnor Extrusion in Norway (one of the 160 hydro sites affected by the cyber attack) went out of their way to keep the plant up and running during crucial times. “With a tremendous effort of our colleagues at Magnor, the plant has managed to get production up to 100% of normal production, despite operating in normal mode”, states the video. Olav Schulstad, Production Manager at Magnor mentions that people have been very supportive in the firm and volunteered to help without even being asked. Also, Frode Halteigen, an operator at Magnor, mentioned in the video that all the employees including the people on the shop floor sacrificed time with their families and weekends, to be able to get the operations back in shape.                                   Cyber Attack on Hydro Magnor In fact, many employees also took unconventional roles to help out on the shop floor. For instance, Mads Madsstuen is an Area Sales Manager but is helping out with the shop floor in the plant. Post-attack, Norsk Hydro kept providing updates on the attack to inform the public about progress made in securing safe and stable operations across the company. “With a systematic approach our experts are step by step restoring business-critical IT based functions to ensure stable production, serve our customers and limit financial impact, while always safeguarding our employee’s safety,” said Eivind Kallevik, CFO, Norsk Hydro in an update posted on March 21st. As per the update, the root cause of the problems had been detected, and a cure had been identified. Hydro’s experts have been working since then on bringing the virus infected systems back to a pre-infected state. The firm also called in experts from Microsoft and other IT security partners to help Hydro take all necessary actions in a systematic way to get business back in normal operation. “Hydro has experienced good progress over the weekend and continues to approach normal operations after the cyber attack. Our focus so far has been technical recovery. This week we are moving on to business and operation recovery”, Hydro updated earlier this week. Norsk Hydro lost over $40 million in the week following the cyber attack as it incapacitated most of its operations. It decided to switch the units to manual operations after the company’s IT systems had been attacked and blocked with ransomware, called LockerGoga. LockerGoga is a new and evolving ransomware that could have infected the systems at Norsk via stolen remote desktop credentials, phishing or a nonupdated targeting software reports Chemistry World. Other two US-based chemical companies, namely, Momentive and Hexion, have also suffered cyber attacks due to LockerGoga. The video states that thousands of people at Hydro around the world, are working day and night to fix the operations, showing a “true display of care, courage, and collaboration”. It sheds light on the indefatigable fervor of the Nosk Hydro employees and how the firm has managed to foster a work culture that many companies should aspire to. The video also shows behind-the-scenes of how challenging it becomes for the employees within a company to recuperate with the reality of such extensive cyber attacks in terms of both financial and operational constraints. Read Next Resecurity reports ‘IRIDUIM’ behind Citrix data breach, 200+ government agencies, oil and gas companies, and technology companies also targeted A security researcher reveals his discovery on 800+ Million leaked Emails available online Security researcher exposes malicious GitHub repositories that host more than 300 backdoored appslast_img read more

first_img Share Posted by Monday, August 22, 2016 Those familiar with Canadians’ travel habits to the Hawaiian Islands know that the 2016 peak travel season is upon us, and with a dollar that has made travel to Hawaii more of a challenge this year, there may be no better time than the present for agents to brush up on their Hawaii selling skills.Here to help is the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau’s (HVCB) Official Hawaii Destination Specialist Program. This tiered program will help you sell Hawaii like you never have before while at the same time providing the opportunity to gain exclusive Hawaii benefits. And if you sign up and complete Level 1 of the Official Hawaii Destination Specialist Program through Travelweek’s Learning Centre (travelweeklearningcentre.ca) before the end of 2016 you will also be eligible to win a five-night stay at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.The Official Hawaii Destination Specialist Program is a self-guided course that delivers in-depth knowledge and insights into the Hawaiian Islands as well as effective sales tips to transform agents into booking pros. Best of all, the program is free, online and mobile-friendly so agents can take it anytime, anywhere and at their own pace.During the course travel professionals will learn uncommon details about the destination’s six distinctive islands, how to match different travellers’ profiles with their perfect Hawaiian vacations and practical tips for cross selling and upselling Hawaii to maximize revenue. This expertise is an important element in building credibility with clients – which results in increased bookings, greater commission and more repeat business.Once Level 1 of the program is complete, agents will then earn Hawaii Destination Specialist designation and gain exclusive benefits, including consumer referrals, specialist only-webinars, one-year subscription to HAWAII MAGAZINE, access to ePostcard Marketing Tool, use of the Hawaii Destination Specialist logo, personalized emails for Hawaiian Islands-Bound Clients.Canadian agents who go through Travelweek’s Learning Centre to become a Destination Specialist will also be entered into a draw for a five-night stay at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (agents must complete the program by Dec. 31, 2016).American graduates of the Hawaii Destination Specialist Program had this to say about their experience:“I discovered several new ways to sell Hawaii,” said Patti Lehman, luxury travel advisor, The Travel Agent, Inc. “Each island’s program was informative, user-friendly and easy-to-follow. I found I was able to retain the information more easily.”“The course gives you a fresh insight on what Hawaii is all about. I have been able to convince clients who are already set to go somewhere else…to consider Hawaii instead,” said Rebecca Gaerlan, MCC, owner, A Plus Travel.Beyond the Destination Specialist designation, agents can also become a specialist for a specific island – or all six of them – to achieve Destination Expert status. There’s even a Master Specialist designation upon completion of on-island training. The further agents advance their education, the greater the benefits, including priority ranking on gohawaii.com’s consumer referral tool.On top of the Official Hawaii Destination Specialist Program, agents will also find a host of other tools at their fingertips on HVCB’s website designed specifically for travel professionals, including Island resource pages, What’s New Section: Island Updates, Hawaiian cultural toolkit, Hawaiian language audio dictionary, media centre with library of videos and images, activities and attractions directory, festival and events directory, Explore Hawaii Interactive Travel Guide, downloadable marketing templates, posters and maps, Expressly For Agents e-newsletter and wholesaler listings.Visit agents.gohawaii.com. To access the Official Destination Specialist Program visit travelweeklearningcentre.ca. Tags: Hawaiicenter_img No better time to become a Hawaii Destination Specialist Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

first_img Tuesday, May 28, 2019 By: The Associated Press Tags: Louvre, Paris Share PARIS — Employees at the Louvre in Paris are mulling whether to close the museum for a second day this week over tourist overcrowding.The world’s most visited museum was closed on Monday after employees complained they were harassed by tourists waiting to see the Mona Lisa.Pierre Zinenberg, a Louvre employee and union representative, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that renovation work around the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece has led to organizational problems and huge queues.He noted that staff numbers have diminished over the past decade even though the number of visitors has risen 20%.Zinenberg said a meeting early Wednesday would decide if Louvre management has addressed the problems or whether the museum would be closed again that day.The museum is closed on Tuesdays. << Previous PostNext Post >> Louvre employees mull closing museum again over overcrowdinglast_img read more