Trevor Bayliss will have to accept it: Jason Holder on Sheldon Cottrell’s salute celebration

first_imgWest Indies bowler Sheldon Cottrell may have a special salute for England coach Trevor Bayliss when the two sides meet in the World Cup on Friday, but Jofra Archer could rain on that particular parade.Archer, the young Barbados-born fast bowler now delivering for England after playing for West Indies under-19s, brings plenty of spice to the eagerly-waited encounter at Southampton’s Rose Bowl.The match will be his first against the country he was also eligible to play for and one that will give West Indies fans plenty of time to appreciate a talent that slipped through their fingers.Cottrell, whose flamboyant wicket-taking celebration involves a short march, stand to attention and salute to the pavilion, will meanwhile be doing his best to get on Bayliss’s nerves.The 56-year-old Australian told reporters on Wednesday that the ‘Sheldon Salute’ was enough to annoy anyone over the age of 40 and himself in particular.”But every team has their way of celebrating and I’m sure other teams might not like the way we celebrate,” Bayliss said.”In the end, it’s a young man’s game. It’s all entertainment. If it gets a bit of a laugh or a smile on people’s faces so be it,” he added.West Indies captain Jason Holder was asked on Thursday whether Cottrell had “a nice, special salute” lined up for Bayliss, and he smiled.”I don’t think it will change, that’s just Sheldon. I guess Trevor will just have learn to accept it,” he replied.Watching the West Indies batsmen smashing Archer’s deliveries to the boundary might rank even higher on the satisfaction scale but Holder was keen to put the match into perspective.advertisement”It’s something that has been talked up in the press, in the media, and we are looking forward to the challenge against England,” he said.”I have seen Jofra over the years. He is obviously a Barbadian. He’s grown up in Barbados playing cricket so what I’m seeing of Jofra doesn’t surprise me. He is one of those guys who has always had ability and talent,” added the captain.”It is just unfortunate how things went in terms of his decision-making but he is a good talent.”The match, he emphasised, was against England, the pre-tournament favourites, and not just about one man.Holder said the final team selection would be made on Friday, with all-rounder Andre Russell recovering well from a knee injury after being left out of the rain-abandoned match with South Africa.”He is just one of those guys where we give him as much time as he possibly needs, so it all boils down to how he wakes up tomorrow morning and feels,” said the captain.Also Read | Jofra Archer will take West Indies clash in his stride, says Eoin MorganAlso Read | World Cup 2019: England aim to continue dominance against West Indieslast_img read more

Province Invests in Productivity Improvements Supports Rural Jobs

first_imgAn Annapolis Valley business will increase its productivity by more than 40 per cent through the purchase of leading-edge poultry processing equipment, supported by an investment by the province. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris announced a $1-million capital investment today, May 17, in Eden Valley Poultry Incorporated through the Productivity Investment Program (PIP). “The province understands the importance of investing in our businesses and helping them become more productive and globally competitive,” said Mr. Paris. “This investment supports good jobs in rural communities, and that’s what jobsHere is all about.” Eden Valley has invested about $40 million to renovate a Berwick facility which closed in 2011. The new plant will employ up to 200 people, and have the capacity to process 40 million kilograms of poultry annually. “This is a great program to support increased productivity and innovation in the province,” said Eden Valley president Greg Gillespie. “Eden Valley Poultry is pleased to receive this contribution towards our total $40 million investment.” Equipment purchased with support from the province will increase chicken processing capacity by 40 per cent to 12,000 boilers per hour, and double the number of turkeys that can be processed to 2,500 per hour. “Eden Valley poultry represents the jobs and economic opportunity that the people of Berwick, and Kings County need,” said Berwick Mayor John Prall. “This facility represents a major boost to our municipal bottom line that will provide the services our community depends on.” The Productivity Investment Program encourages Nova Scotia businesses to become more productive, innovative and globally competitive through two financial incentives: the Capital Investment Incentive and the Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive. In its first year, $17.2 million has been committed in PIP funding for more than 294 projects. For more information on jobsHere and the Productivity Investment Program, visit http://jobsHere.novascotia.ca .last_img read more

Report: Firm offering Reno-Vegas-Phoenix bus has no license

RENO, Nev. — A newspaper says it found that a company offering commercial bus service between Reno, Las Vegas and Phoenix has no license to carry passengers.The Reno Gazette Journal reports it bought an Inland Streamliner ticket for an inaugural July 3 trip from Reno to Phoenix for about $85, and it reached company representative John Wang by email.The newspaper says Inland Streamliner advertises comfortable travel on a fleet of buses with trained drivers, but really has just one bus, one driver and no authority to legally transport people across state lines.Wang told the Gazette Journal he’s committed to complying with federal regulations.He said passengers who bought tickets for July 3 would make it to their destinations, but it might not be on an Inland Streamliner bus.___Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.comHttps://Www.Rgj.Com/Story/News/2019/06/05/Reno-Company-Promises-Bus-Rides-Vegas-Phoenix-Inland-Streamliner-Reddit-German-Flag-Tickets/1301466001/, The Associated Press read more

UNP to make strong push to appoint SF as Defence Minister

He said that the Chief Prelates and other religious leaders will also be briefed on the request being made by the UNP.“This is a national requirement,” Marasinghe said. “We hope to get more MPs to sign this over the next few days,” he told reporters today. Marasinghe said that the UNP hopes to make a formal request from the President on Monday to appoint Fonseka to the post. President Maithripala Sirisena has already refused to appoint Fonseka to the post.The President currently holds the portfolio of Defence and Law and Order. The United National Party (UNP) is to make a strong push to seek the appointment of former Army Commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as the Defence Minister.UNP Parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe said that 59 Parliamentarians have already signed a petition calling for Fonseka’s appointment. read more

Oil up slightly as market takes breather from sharp 2day drop to

by News Staff Posted Jun 22, 2012 1:09 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil rose Friday following a two-day drop that pushed crude to its lowest level since October.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude increased $1.32 to US$79.52 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, though it was still down more than five per cent for the week.Brent crude, which is used to price oil imported by many U.S. refineries, climbed $1.52 to US$90.76 a barrel in London.Prices rose Friday after leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain said they would push for a $163-billion growth package. Any revival of Europe’s flagging economy could boost energy demand in the region and increase oil consumption.Meanwhile, a storm in the Gulf of Mexico is helping push oil prices higher. A system along the Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba could strengthen into a tropical cyclone within two days, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Centre. Tropical storms and hurricanes can disrupt production of oil in the Gulf.“Even if the storm doesn’t do any major damage, it could still slow down imports,” coming in on ships, said Phil Flynn, an analyst with Price Group.Oil prices tumbled earlier this week on signs of a weakening economy. If businesses and people use less energy, demand for oil falls. Rising supplies are also weighing on prices. U.S. supplies are at their highest level in 22 years, thanks to a production boom in North America.In other futures trading, heating oil added a penny to US$2.535 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), while wholesale gasoline added 1.7 cents to US$2.567 a gallon. Natural gas rose by 6.1 cents to US$2.643 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil up slightly as market takes breather from sharp, 2-day drop to 8-month lows read more

Police Reports of shots fired at JFK airport unfounded

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Reports of shots fired at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday night led to evacuations, grounded flights and some frightening moments for fliers before the reports were later determined to be unfounded.“At this time, no firearm, rounds or shell casings or other evidence of shots fired has been found,” said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.Police evacuated Terminal 8 around 9:30 p.m. Sunday as a precaution after receiving 911 calls about shots fired near the departures area.Officers from the New York Police Department were called in to assist with the investigation.A short time later, police closed Terminal 1 after they said they received additional reports of shots fired in that terminal. The Van Wyck Expressway approaching the airport also was shut down.Passengers posted pictures and videos on Twitter showing crowds of people gathered outside the terminals.According to the flight tracking company, FlightAware, all inbound flights were held at their origin until 11:30 p.m. “due to security.” Port Authority police said travellers should contact their carriers and warned of a “substantial PAPD and NYPD presence” at JFK and LaGuardia due to the investigation.No one was injured during the airport scare. by The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2016 8:25 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Police: Reports of shots fired at JFK airport unfounded read more

Royce White Suspended by Rockets

Royce White, the 16th overall pick in June’s NBA draft, was suspended by the Houston Rockets Sunday for refusing to provide services required by his contract.“The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White effective immediately for refusing to provide services as required by his Uniform Player Contract,” Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey said in a statement. “We will continue to work with Royce to hopefully come to a resolution.”One week ago White refused his assignment to Houston’s D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers after spending the majority of the season on the Rockets’ inactive list, while he and management tried to reach a reasonable solution for his overall mental health and anxiety disorder.The 21-year-old White is requesting that the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association, the Rockets and himself sign a document for mental health protocol, and does not plan to show up for any team activities until everyone signs the document, according to USA TODAY Sports.White’s demands will be difficult to accomplish because such an agreement is banned under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.The 6-foot-8 White went on a Twitter rampage after being suspended indefinitely by the Rockets organization.“What’s suspending me suppose to do. I’ve been away from the team for a month ½. Guess we want to give it a title shift accountability,” he tweeted.White even took at shot Morey in his second tweet.“Threat, Fines, Suspension won’t deter me. I won’t accept illogical health decisions, I will keep asking for safety & health. #BeWell @dmorey,” he tweeted.White, whose contract is guaranteed for $3.3 million for the first two seasons, will not be paid during his suspension.The Rockets and White had a tentative agreement in place at the beginning of the season to deal with his anxiety disorder due to the rigorous demands of the NBA’s travel schedule. Both parties agreed to allow him travel by bus to some games in an attempt to tackle his fear of flying and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He managed to fly to Detroit for the season opener and then bused to Atlanta and Memphis for the following games.Shortly after that White made the decision to stop participating in all team activities and took to Twitter saying dealing with his mental health was more important than his NBA career.White is hopeful that he can change the protocol for himself, the entire league and future players.“There’s no mental health protocol here, for not only the Rockets but the entire league, really,” White said in a SirusXM interview. “I expressed that that’s really unsafe if you think about it. So, basically, I’m fighting to have that rectified. I just don’t think it is OK or responsible or even logical to have GMs or any front office personnel have executive authority in medical situations.” read more

What you see is what you get with Ohio States Dan Wallenberg

Dan Wallenberg, Ohio State’s associate athletic director of communications, is in charge of handling what might seem like a constant media frenzy surrounding Buckeye sports. His job – which includes working with football coach Urban Meyer and a men’s basketball program coming off a Final Four appearance – becomes more hectic as OSU sports move further into the national spotlight. “As you get to the Final Four, there are more media to coordinate because there are less teams to cover in the tournament,” Wallenberg said. “When you are hiring a new football coach like Urban Meyer, basically every football outlet in the country wants information.” The day-in and day-out demands from the media is something Wallenberg’s gotten used to. He has been the associate athletics director since August 2007 after originally joining the staff in July 1998 as the men’s basketball communications contact. For some, Wallenberg’s gig might even seem like a dream job. “Everyone always tells me how my job must be fun and it is,” Wallenberg said. “But it’s also work.” When controversy consumes OSU athletics, Wallenberg plays a key responsibility dealing with the influx of media attention. “His leadership during some of the department’s more troubling times within the past few years have proved Dan can handle anything and make sure his staff is prepared for anything,” said Kendra Willard, an assistant director for OSU’s athletics communications . The work comes with a price, too. “I go to work on weekends and holidays,” Wallenberg said, “and I don’t always get to leave the office at 5 p.m.” Wallenberg, though, said he tries to find time to do the things he loves. He said he wakes up at 6:15 a.m, grabs his iPod and his dog and sits outside on his porch while he catches up on the morning news. “I like being outside in the quiet of the morning,” Wallenberg said. “It’s my time to read the news. I like knowing what’s going on in the world.” Besides keeping up with the news, Wallenberg also enjoys traveling. “I like to go to Chicago and stay downtown. I grew up there and absolutely love it,” Wallenberg said. “I go about three times a year.” He even likes to indulge in his grandmother’s home-cooked food. “If there was one meal I could have for the rest of my life, it would be my grandma’s pasta sauce and spaghetti,” he said. “I love to grill too, but nothing beats grandma’s spaghetti.” Wallenberg extends his knack for communicating to other people in his life, including his colleagues. “Dan is a great communicator with both people inside our office and externally with media, coaches and other athletic department personnel,” said Brett Rybak, an assistant director for OSU’s athletics communications . Even though Wallenberg’s career is immersed in sports, his wife, Laura Wallenberg, has never been a fanatic. “I’ve never come home from a football game day to have the Hallmark Channel on,” Dan Wallenberg said. “But after the first game day this season, that’s what she was watching.” Laura Wallenberg appreciates her husband’s sports enthusiasm, but also loves other characteristics about him. “Dan is a pretty face-value guy and that is pretty cool,” she said. “What you see is what you get with him.” Although many people might find Dan Wallenberg to be an interesting person, he insists that his job is the only thing that makes him unique. “I’m just like everyone else,” he said. “I love to mow my grass, I like to work outside and I love to golf.” read more

Increase in overall tonnage secured at fish quota talks

first_imgMARINE MINISTER SIMON Coveney has announced a 15 per cent increase in the tonnage of Ireland’s fishing quota to 270,000 tonnes for next year, following two days of talks in Brussels.Increases have been secured in specific stocks, but the package also includes decreased quotas for certain species. The total value is €260 million — representing a 2 per cent increase on the 2013 value.Coveney said the result was a “good outcome” given the cuts that had been proposed heading into the talks. Seán O’Donoghue of the Killybegs Fishermens Organisation, who was also in Brussels for the discussions, told TheJournal.ie that the outcome was a “mixed bag”.The deal agreed includes a 49 per cent increase in the hake quota, a 13 per cent increase in mackeral and a 55 per cent rise in the the blue whiting quota for the North West. The decreases include a 33 per cent haddock reduction in the Celtic Sea, and a provisional reduction of 22 per cent for whiting in the same area —  with the latter figure to be reviewed following more talks in the New Year.“Negotiations this year were extremely difficult in Council but important increases have been secured in specific stocks,” Coveney said.“While some of the quotas for whitefish stocks were reduced in the Celtic Sea, this reflected the scientific advice of poor recruitment into the stocks of cod, haddock and whiting; cuts were required to take account of the scientific advice.“For other whitefish stocks such as the economically important hake and monkfish, significantly increased quotas were secured reflecting the positive scientific advice for these stocks.  We have also secured increased quotas for herring mackerel, boarfish and blue whiting.”The Minister said that he has also successfully reversed the proposed 20 per cent cuts to pollock and megrim quotas in the South West.Coveney had warned in advance of the talks that the negotiations would be “exceptionally tough”.Read: Coveney tells farmers: You’re producing too much milk>Read: Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas>last_img read more

Incredible census map is made of 308450225 dots one for every citizen

first_imgThe 2010 census determined that 308,450,225 people live in the United States. Along with that number, the census also records other basic information, such as one’s income, age, and place of birth. Included in this wealth of information is the address and the number of people in the household where the census questionnaire was sent. This all leads to a wealth of publicly available information which — if you have the right skill set — can be used for incredible projects.In this case Brandon Martin-Anderson and Kieran Huggins came together to built this map of every person in the US (technically it’s every residence, but if you consider individual dots overlapping it could just as well be every person). The result, as seen above, is quite interesting, but as an embedded Google Map, it’s downright incredible. Here’s what it looks like fully zoomed in:A small section of northern Michigan’s lower peninsulaHow does one go about making such an incredible map? Martin-Anderson was thoughtful enough to describe the entire process. Here’s the layman’s version: All the data is available from census.gov. The data is broken down into 56 rather large files, but they are there for the taking. This is the data at the finest level, down to the person. With the data in hand, you’ll want to make it into a format that’s easier to work with. Martin-Anderson wrote a Python script that turned those files into a .csv.Now that the 17GB of data is available, you just need sort it, crap it into map tiles, upload it (to a place like Amazon S3), and then display it (on a service like Google Maps).Yes, it’s a lot of work, but the result speaks for itself.See it at Dotmap, via BoingBoinglast_img read more

Manchester United replace Real Madrid as worlds richest club

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Manchester United replace Real Madrid as world’s richest club A record revenue of €689 million has moved Manchester United top of the Deloitte Football Money League. 96 Comments http://the42.ie/3193735 Manchester United duo Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba. Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 2:30 PM Manchester United duo Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba. Jan 19th 2017, 2:30 PM 21,649 Views By The42 Team MANCHESTER UNITED ENJOYED the highest revenues ever recorded by a football club last season as unprecedented income returned them to the top of the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time since 2004 at Real Madrid’s expense.The 20-time English champions generated a dizzying €689 million thanks largely to a commercial earning growth of €100m.Madrid have slipped to third place, behind Barcelona, who stay second. All three top clubs broke the €600m barrier for revenue last term.Manchester City have climbed into the top five for the first time, behind fourth-place Bayern Munich, while Leicester City have broken into the top 20 for the first time following their Premier League title win and qualification for the Champions League.The 20 highest-earning clubs in the world generated €7.4bn of revenue in 2015-16, an increase of 12 per cent on the previous year. The eight Premier League clubs in the top 20 generated close to half of that amount (€3.2bn).Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “Manchester United have had to wait 11 years to regain their position as the world’s leading revenue-generating club and it has taken phenomenal commercial revenue growth to help them achieve this.“In recent years, their ability to secure commercial partnerships with value in excess of that achievable by their peers has been the crucial factor in enabling the club to regain their place at the top of the Money League.“That said, they’ll face strong competition from Barcelona and Real Madrid to retain the top spot in next year’s edition, due to the lack of Champions League football, the weakening of the pound against the Euro and, over the longer term, as other clubs enter the commercial market demanding similar deals, using United as the precedent.”Tim Bridge, senior manager at Deloitte, believes the latest table highlights the financial might of the Premier League but says Leicester’s rise to 20th shows the value of team success.“The Money League continues to demonstrate the Premier League’s financial strength in depth,” he said. “The appearance of Leicester City shows that on-pitch success gives any Premier League team a chance of a position in the top 20.“With Leicester having already qualified for the round of 16 in this year’s Uefa Champions League competition, we can expect to see them maintain their position in the top 20 and potentially climb a few places.” After losing just twice in 2016, Real Madrid have now suffered two defeats in a weekShane Long’s stoppage-time winner sends Southampton through to face Arsenal Short URL Share11 Tweet Email last_img read more

Bakayoko likens his style to legendary Viera

first_imgChelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko currently on loan at Milan feels he shares similar qualities with Arsenal’s legend Patrick Viera.Bakayoko who has become pivotal to Milan’s campaign believes the fans have changed their minds about his style of play and he went on to shed more light into his spell at San Siro.“I think all the fans have changed their mind about me and I’m happy about that,” he told Football Italia via Milan TV.🗣 @TimoeB08 spoke exclusively to Milan TV discussing his relationship with the team, his rising performances and the new arrival, Piatek. 🗣 “Penso che tutti i tifosi abbiano cambiato opinione su di me e questo mi fa molto piacere”. Bakayoko si racconta ai microfoni di @MilanTV pic.twitter.com/SBTt4s6t99— AC Milan (@acmilan) February 1, 2019“I’m very happy, the team are playing well and improved a lot. I think the last three or four games, teams haven’t scored against us and I think we need to keep going, but I’m very happy to be here, to finish the season well.The former Monaco man talked about the camaraderie within the squad and the bonding process that has helped them achieve results on the field of play.“All the players are my friends, I’m a friendly guy and I don’t have a problem with anyone. We have a good relationship.“I know my teammates well, they know me better than two months ago. I’m just working hard and trying to be better for the team.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I’m happy in this period and I’m playing well. I’m very humble, if I’m here it’s because the team are playing very well.Magic Duo #Piatek#Bakayoko pic.twitter.com/rLmjY5PGn9— Emanuele Grieco (@EmaGrieco12) January 29, 2019He equally had some kind words for new boy Piatek who made a massive statement with a brace on his first full debut against Napoli for the Rossoneri.“Piatek’s a fast player, intelligent, and I think he’ll help the team quickly. He scored two goals in our last game and I’m happy for him. I think with him we can really finish in the top four.“I’m most like Vieira because he’s tall, strong and he has a lot of technical ability. I think I’m most like this type of player.“I just want to thank the fans for their confidence in me. We need them to finish in the top [four] places.”last_img read more

Bahamas Police accused of brutality in teacher murder trial

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – December 8, 2017 – The jury was hearing closing arguments in the case in the trial of three men, accused of killing a fourth grade teacher from Queen’s College in November 2015.During their closing arguments, attorneys for the men – Makavelli Tinker, 17 at the time of the crime and Johnny Mackey stated to the jury that there is no evidence to convict, only confessions which the accused trio claims they were coerced into giving.Earlier this week, Police are accused of stomping Johnny Mackey in the testicles in the interrogation room in order to get a confession from him in the murder of QC teacher, Joyelle McIntosh in November 2015.  Mackey took the witness stand this week, and told Justice Bernard Turner that he was brutalized by officers, so much so that he became swollen.  Mackey claims officers at CDU put a plastic bag over his head and that his life was threatened by the investigators; the 27 year old said Police wanted to use a rope to hang him.The court also heard that co-accused Armando Sergeant, was allegedly given a proposal to finger the teenager as the shooter in a deal from Police.  Sergeant said the investigating officer made the offer, even though he told them he knew nothing of the shooting.  Both men claim they were beaten in order to get them to comply.Mackey told the Crown’s prosecutor, Viola Barnett that it was not him laying in the road, that he was much older that the two accused and would not be hanging out with them and that his record shows, he was not into carjacking crimes; that the only thing he gets locked up for is drugs. Sergeant told the court he had an alibi, two – his mother and his girlfriend because he was at home at the time of the incident on Parkgate Road.Sergeant said in the initial interview by Police he was not beaten, but when he was taken to CDU, he was beaten with a stick on both shoulders and was dragged across a rug.He too says he was fish-bagged, biting through the first bag to get air to breathe, telling the court that the police then doubled the bag to coerce him into doing what they said.Armando Sergeant’s attorney was today expected to give his close. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Bogus bomb threat prompts security alert search at Poway High

first_img June 11, 2019 Posted: June 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter POWAY (KUSI) – A bomb threat prompted heightened security Tuesday at Poway High School while authorities investigated the menacing message, which was determined to be unfounded.A staff member at the Espola Road campus made an emergency call shortly after 7 a.m. to report receiving an email claiming that one or more explosive devices had been planted at the school, according to sheriff’s officials.“In coordination with high school staff, deputies secured the campus and searched it with the assistance of harbor police (service dog) units,” Lt. Christopher Collier said. “No devices were found.”The malicious message made “reference to after-school hours,” Poway High School Principal Richard Nash said in an email sent to parents.No suspects in the case had been publicly identified as of late morning.“Poway detectives and other (sheriff’s) units are investigating the source of the … threat,” Collier said. “All students and staff on campus are safe.” KUSI Newsroom, Bogus bomb threat prompts security alert, search at Poway Highlast_img read more

City pays to prepare police

first_img Hiring a new deputy doesn’t come cheap for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Here’s a breakdown on all of the costs associated with recruiting and training a new hire.On Colton Price’s first day as a full-time police officer, his field training sergeant tossed him the keys to the patrol car and told him to drive. It was a surprise for the 24-year-old newbie at the Vancouver Police Department, who expected to ride shotgun for a day or two to gather his bearings. But Sgt. Jim White, who’s been training incoming officers for more than a decade, knew better.“This isn’t a spectator sport,” White said. “You’re up to your eyeballs from Day One.”Price is one of nine new hires at the Vancouver Police Department. Some, like him, come straight out of the police academy in Burien, while others hail from law enforcement agencies around the U.S. The agency hasn’t been fully staffed since 2002 due to Baby Boomer retirements, resignations and a couple of deaths. It has three more vacancies it plans to fill.The process is long, uncomfortable and selective. In 2012, Vancouver hired four entry-level officers from a pool of 400 applicants, and three experienced officers among 248 applicants, according to Sgt. Deb Libbey. Costs of hiring an officer to the Vancouver Police Departmentlast_img read more

Man caught on camera trying to break into Dania Beach business

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who, they said, attempted to break into a business in Dania Beach.Surveillance video showed the subject exiting a white SUV before, investigators said, he tried to force the door open at Valy Marine, located near Anglers Avenue and Stirling Road, Oct. 8.Police said the door was damaged, but he was unable to enter.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Scrap metalfilled container worth thousands stolen from Miami yard

first_img“Hoping for a really bright future, expecting some good things to happen,” he said. “Things were going fine, everything was going good.”It was all going well until the Wednesday burglary. “It just breaks you completely,” he said.The heist set Sachdev’s small business back, and now he’s considering moving back to India.However, he wants the burglar to be caught and is offering $5,000 of his own money as a reward for solid leads.“It has really affected us badly, financially, mentally, and we felt like we are broken, and we are asking for help from anyone who can let us know who did it,” Sachdev said.Sachdev told 7News that the container was left out because it was scheduled to be delivered later that afternoon.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward. MIAMI (WSVN) – Cameras recorded a bandit taking off with a large shipping container with loot inside worth thousands of dollars, and the victim is stepping forward to contribute to the reward money.The burglar used a yellow 18-wheeler truck to steal the shipping container filled from a scrap metal yard near Northwest North River Drive and 28th Street, early Wednesday morning.“Who can expect a 40-feet high container to go away like this?” said business owner Kunal Sachdev.Metal scraps were inside the container worth nearly $33,000, according to Sachdev.Another surveillance video shows the truck driver getting out, hooking up the container and then driving off, all in a matter of minutes.“You see some of the guys bringing a truck. They are pulling in, backing in our warehouse,” Sachdev said. “They tie it to the container, and with the trailer, they take away the trailer in just 15 minutes.”Sachdev owns the Miami metal yard and came to South Florida from India less than a year ago to grow his business. It was his American dream. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Vehicle catches fire following crash in West MiamiDade

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A crash in West Miami-Dade caused one of the vehicles involved to burst into flames.Miami-Dade Police responded to the scene near Southwest 137th Avenue and 22nd Street, just after 7 p.m., Thursday.Police said a white truck and a van slammed into each other.At some point after the collision, the white truck somehow caught fire, police said.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews arrived after the truck ignited and doused the flames.No injuries were reported.The cause of the crash is under investigation. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday Nov 13 2015

first_imgTerrorism in Paris felt deeply in AlaskaLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.The world is watching in horror today as multiple attacks struck Paris. CNN reports the death toll has climbed to at least 149 people.Search for missing Ketchikan hiker stretches to third dayLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanA 22-year-old Ketchikan man remains missing on Deer Mountain as the search stretched into a third day Friday.Bethel passes anti-discrimination lawAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelBethel City Council has passed laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for city employees and contracted workers.Juneau puts spotlight on rising heroin deathsElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauThere are two different Juneau events this weekend to raise awareness about heroin addiction. The capital city has logged seven heroin-related deaths this year, and the community is banding together to talk about what’s happening to their neighbors and family.8 vie for Chief Justice as Fabe retiresAssociated PressAs Chief Justice Dana Fabe prepares to retire next May, there are eight candidates vying to fill the empty position on Alaska’s Supreme Court.UAA runners prep for NCAA National ChampionshipsJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageFor eight consecutive seasons, both the University of Alaska Anchorage’s men’s and women’s cross-country running teams qualified for the NCAA Division 2 national championshipsBethel declares local disaster after Kilbuck fireAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelBethel City Council has declared a local government disaster following the Kilbuck fire that incinerated the Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Yup’ik immersion school and damaged the Kuskokwim Learning Academy school and dorms.Troopers: Woman raped over 5 weeks at rural cabinAssociated PressA 37-year-old Alaska man has been charged with kidnapping and raping a woman over a five-week span at a remote cabin more than 100 miles west of Fairbanks.Tiff over tolls troubles bridge criticsEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageWhen the state department of transportation took over the Knik Arm Crossing project from previous managers within the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority or KABATA in July of last year,  planners took a fresh look at traffic projections needed to ensure adequate tolls could be collected to pay project costs.AK: 100-year-old artifacts in building’s walls tell of early Norwegian settlersAngela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgWorkers remodeling one of Petersburg’s oldest buildings have uncovered Norwegian artifacts dating back a century. The items are linked to some of the town’s earliest Norwegian settlers. And one woman in town is helping to make sure these treasures are preserved for future generations.49 Voices: Beckie Etukeok of AnchorageThis week were hearing from Beckie Etukeok, who is Inupiaq, Siberian-Yupik and Tlingit. She makes drums for a living now, but it wasn’t an easy skill to learn. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img read more