Ashlie Rodriguez, Ashlie Rodriguez March 20, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) — A woman who was arrested in front of her children on suspicion of being an organizer for a transnational criminal smuggling organization was released Tuesday, according to Border Patrol.Related Link: Illegal Immigrant detained by Border Patrol on suspicion of organizing transnational criminal smuggling operationPerla Moralez-Luna, 36, was arrested as a result of a targeted operation on March 3 in National City for being in the country illegally, according to Michael J. Scappechio, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent for the U.S. Border Patrol.She denies being involved in any alleged criminal activity.Related Link: Protests erupt in National City after Border Patrol arrests mother in front of childrenShe was released by Judge Zsa Depaolo, a local immigration judge after he determined she was not a flight risk or danger to the community.Moralez-Luna’s case is now forwarded to Federal Court, where she will have an immigration hearing to determine if she’ll be deported. Posted: March 20, 2018 Updated: 10:33 PM Woman accused of organizing transnational criminal smuggling ring released until immigration hearing
Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Comic-Con 2018 FacebookTwitter July 18, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJust because you don’t have a badge for Comic-Con doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the comic fun that comes to San Diego.Several “activations” are being held all over San Diego, such as the Jack Ryan Experience. And best of all, anyone is free to go. Updated: 11:24 AM Sasha Foo, Posted: July 18, 2018 Sasha Foo How to enjoy the sights and sounds of Comic-Con without a badge
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 23, 2018 John Soderman, Posted: August 23, 2018 John Soderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego police are calling it a real game changer, a game changer the department says is saving lives.In July officers started carrying Narcan, a drug overdose-reducing antidote officers say has saved the lives of four overdose victims.Narcan, which is the brand name, consists of the nasal spray Naloxone which is especially effective in opioid overdose cases.Officers report drug overdose victims who are found unconscious can be revived in a matter of seconds after Narcan is administered.The Sheriff’s Department, according to the Union Tribune, has been using Narcan since 2014 resulting in deputies saving the lives of 60 drug overdose victims. SDPD says overdose reversing drug Narcan is saving lives
Taxi drivers feel targeted in recent string of BB gun attacks 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) – Local taxi drivers are speaking out because they feel like they are caught in the crossfire of a recent string of BB gun attacks in San Diego.There have been dozens of BB gun shootings targeting businesses and people in San Diego County in recent months. Taxi drivers say at least six taxis have been hit in just the last few days.Police are working to investigate about four dozen incidents over the past month. Pedestrians, drivers, passengers in ride-sharing cars, businesses, and homes have all become targets as an apparent trend of BB gun attacks grows in San Diego — from Ocean Beach to La Mesa to Chula Vista. KUSI Newsroom August 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
As Halloween approaches, we are inundated with scary movies and costumes—but the real horror story is not having a succession plan to protect your farm. Don’t let the thought of succession planning scare you, ASA, in partnership with eLegacyConnect, is conducting Succession Planning Workshops titled “Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning,” and can help you ghost bust those demons.Through the five keys, you’ll learn about the planning process, good communication strategies, and how to overcome obstacles. Utilizing tips from this session will help ensure the farm remains in the family, provides financial security and offers career opportunities for generations to come. Succession Planning Workshop Dates and LocationsDec. 4, 2014 – Moline, Ill.Jan. 15, 2015 – Columbus, OhioThe Succession Planning Workshops are sponsored by Farm Credit and AGCO, Illinois Soybean Association, Michigan Soybean Association and the Ohio Soybean Association and are open to all soybean producers. Workshops have a registration fee of $50 for the first person in a family and $30 for each additional family member for ASA members. For non ASA members, the registration fee for the first person in a family is $90 and a $70 fee is charged for each additional person. To register, click here and choose which city/session you want to attend.The workshops are taught by Kevin Spafford, founder of Legacy by Design. Legacy by Design is a firm dedicated to succession planning for farm families and agribusiness owners. Over the last 10 years, he’s spearheaded initiatives to improve the way farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners engage in the succession planning process.For more information about these workshops, visit ASA’s website. For more information about eLegacyConnect click here.
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently named United Soybean Board (USB) Farmer Director Nancy Kavazanjian, as board chairperson of its 2015 Executive Committee.Kavazanjian, a Beaver Dam, Wis. grain farmer, will work with USFRA and board members and serve as a national consumer spokesperson on behalf of farmers and ranchers across the nation.ASA congratulates Kavazanijian on the position and looks forward to seeing her work in this leadership role.
Information provided by NBBThe International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0 in favor of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition’s position that the industry has suffered because of unfairly dumped imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia.Last month, the Commerce Department calculated final dumping rates ranging from 60.44 percent to 86.41 percent for Argentine producers, and 92.52 percent to 276.65 percent for Indonesian producers. The ITC’s final vote today was the last remaining procedural hurdle before the U.S. Commerce Department could issue final antidumping orders.Once the Commerce Department publishes final antidumping orders, this will conclude the process for the initial round of administrative proceedings on both the antidumping and the parallel countervailing duty petitions filed in March 2017. Parties can appeal these decisions in the Court of International Trade in New York. In fact, we have already seen several parties file in that court to contest the findings in the countervailing duty cases; we expect the same will happen in the antidumping cases. This requires a new round of legal defenses and strategies moving forward but all duties for both cases remain in place throughout any appeals proceedings.Why did NBB file these petitions? What was the problem? The coalition outlined its case before the ITC Commissioners last fall. Essentially, the U.S. government found that a flood of dumped and subsidized imports from Argentina and Indonesia resulted in market share losses and depressed prices for domestic producers. These imports have severely injured American manufacturers and workers. Specifically, biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia surged by 464 percent from 2014 to 2016, taking 18 percentage points of market share from U.S. producers. These surging, low-priced imports prevented producers from earning adequate returns on their substantial investments and caused U.S. producers to pull back on further investments to serve a growing market.What did NBB to the press? “This vote today finalizes the case to address the harm that unfair trade practices have had on the U.S. biodiesel industry,” said Donnell Rehagen, chief executive officer of NBB. “Foreign producers dumping product into American markets below cost has undermined the jobs and environmental benefits that U.S. biodiesel brings to the table. Establishing a level playing field for true competition in the market will allow the domestic industry the opportunity to put to work substantial under-utilized production capacity.”Click here to learn more from NBB.
Photos from fair’s final day.The midway was jammed Sunday for the finale of the 10-day Clark County Fair.Fair Manager John Morrison said this year brought “almost perfect fair weather.”Here’s a look at the 2011 fair by the numbers.0The number of Onionaire booths. Morrison said the family who owns the concession decided to take time off and might return to the fair in the future.3This is Morrison’s third year as the top boss of the fair. The fair also has a board of directors.8The percentage increase from 2010 for carnival receipts through the first eight days of the fair. Figures for the whole fair will come in later this week. 10The number of year-round employees at the fair. Another 350 work part time during the fair.11That’s the percentage increase in food revenue from 2010 through the first eight days. $20The cheapest ticket price for the five shows at the Sleep Country Amphitheater during the fair.48The number of food and snack booths at the fair.70The number of rides and carnival booths.$85Top price for a seat at Thursday night’s concert with Mötley Crüe, Poison and the New York Dolls.143The age of the fair, which is older than the state of Washington. The first fair was a one-day event in Vancouver’s Esther Short Park.2,800Number of volunteers at this year’s Clark County Fair.3,000Four amphitheater shows average attendance was 2,500-3,000 people, said Justin Kobluk, executive director of the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.5,100Number of parking spaces at the Clark County Fairgrounds.6,000Nearly this number of fans paid to see that Mötley Crüe show.9,000Seating limit for the amphitheater shows during the fair.250,000The gate attendance Morrison says he expects when all stats are in.Fair Manager’s Top 5Fair Manager John Morrison has his own Top 5.1. He said the number of exhibits and exhibitors, both adults and youth, was up this year.2. He was pleased the fair offered a variety of free entertainment, including two shows each day featuring events from jousting to rodeo to motor sports.
First Independent Bank is helping seven local nonprofit organizations raise money through social media and matching funds this year.The bank’s Ready2Give program provides training in a partnership with Washington State University Vancouver’s Digital Media & Culture department.First Independent has also pledged a dollar-for-dollar matching grant to the nonprofits, up to $1,500 each or $10,500 total, for new dollars raised through social media channels.The seven nonprofit partners First Independent selected for 2012 are Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, March of Dimes, The Right Brain Initiative, Share, The Children’s Center, and Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools.Nonprofit organizations that were not selected to receive funds in 2012 were also invited to participate in the 12-week social media training at WSUV.Last year’s five Ready2Give partners also had the opportunity to attend the training sessions at WSUV.
Crime spree suspect faces 7 felony chargesSALMON CREEK — The morning after Brent Woodall allegedly orchestrated a desperate two-state crime spree, Melinda Faller walked to his front door with a batch of muffins for his wife, Aimee.Faller, a family friend, wrestled with the same unanswered questions as his family and complete strangers. Namely, why would a man facing potential foreclosure on his homeresort to allegedly robbing two banks? And on his 29th birthday, no less.“I know money’s definitely been an issue,” Faller said, as she stood on the sidewalk outside the Woodall’s home on Northeast 24th Avenue in Salmon Creek. “I know it is with a lot of families right now. Stress gets the better of people.”Still, Faller reasoned, “I don’t think any of us saw this coming.”A numb feeling of disbelief lingered among Woodall’s family, friends and neighbors Thursday, the same day Clark County prosecutors charged the personal trainer with seven felonies associated with an alleged crime spree that included two bank robberies in Clark County, a carjacking and several attempted carjackings.After a two-state pursuit that lasted 90 minutes, authorities arrested Woodall Wednesday afternoon in Portland.Woodall’s family declined comment Thursday at their home in North Salmon Creek’s Cobblestone subdivision.Asked if Woodall’s actions made sense to anyone, a young man who left the couple’s home responded “nope,” as he climbed into a car parked across the street.
DENVER — Federal and local agencies will try to speed up efforts to thin vegetation that could fuel catastrophic wildfires and threaten water supplies or hydroelectric facilities, federal officials said Friday.The Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership was announced at Horsetooth Reservoir near Fort Collins by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. It will focus on accelerating forest restoration around reservoirs, dams, irrigation systems and hydroelectric projects to reduce the risk of intense fires.“When a forest fire takes place, it can compromise the water supply that is in those reservoirs,” Vilsack said. “Sediment can build up, and the ash created by fires can cause huge problems downstream in terms of water quality.”The partnership will help agencies leverage resources to reduce the risk of rivers and water projects getting sullied, Vilsack said.The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are launching the effort with a pilot project northern Colorado, where the High Park Fire burned last year.The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and Colorado State Forest Service will work with the federal agencies on forest thinning and prescribed burns. The work also will include reseeding and restoring burned forests so not as much sediment will run off from burned areas.
Former Washougal City Councilman Michael Delavar, left, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas Looks like the rain will be back this weekend. Check the forecast here.This week’s top stories and news you may have missed:Nov. 5 ElectionAre you ready for Tuesday’s election? Check out our election page for help with your ballot. Herrera Beutler draws Republican challenger in 2014A Republican has emerged to challenge U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in the 2014 election. Washougal airline pilot Michael Delavar, a board member of the Clark County Republican Party and a former Washougal City Council member, announced over the weekend that he intends to run against the Camas Republican. He said he’s unhappy with Herrera Beutler’s voting record on budget issues and her support of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which affirmed President Obama’s authority to detain U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism involvement.“I am tired of congressional representatives, like Herrera Beutler, playing political theater with the budget,” Delavar said in his announcement. “There are solutions to the budget dilemmas, but kicking the can down the road only increases the size of the correction.” Delavar was one of 14 Clark County GOP board members to send a letter to Herrera Beutler earlier this month that criticized her vote to end the partial government shutdown and extend the nation’s borrowing limit. In the letter, the board said her vote was a disappointing surrender in the fight to reduce the nation’s debt.
Wednesday — 882 adult summer chinook, 282 jack chinook, 3,155 steelhead, 557 shad, 4,528 sockeye. Water temperature was 69.3 degrees. Streamflow was 206,000 cubic feet per second.
JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling China gives Philippines iGaming reprieve but POGOs not safe yet Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) will have to find a new home for its US$500 million Philippines integrated resort after the government confirmed on Wednesday that it would not be granting the Macau gaming giant permission to build on Boracay island.Speaking at a press conference in Hong Kong, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque told reporters, “There will be no new casino in Boracay,” backing comments by President Rodrigo Duterte stating his opposition to Galaxy’s plan. Load More Duterte said on Monday, “I don’t have plans there for casinos. There are enough, there is too much – casino here, casino there. Consider Boracay a land reform area. I will give it to the farmers first. I will issue a proclamation that all of the land will be agricultural.”The news comes just three weeks after GEG and its Philippines partner Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) were granted a provisional gaming license by gaming regulator PAGCOR for their integrated resort. LRWC also purchased a 23-hectare site on Boracay upon which the resort was to be built.Ironically, Roque claimed on Wednesday to be unaware that GEG and LRWC had been granted a provisional license by PAGCOR.“I do not know how this will be resolved but as far Boracay is concerned, [Duterte] wants the people to benefit from Boracay,” Roque added.“Of course, we welcome all investors, but I think the President has already addressed the issue of a new casino in Boracay. There will be no new casino in Boracay.”In a statement released after Roque’s press conference, PAGCOR pointed out that the license it issued was only provisional and didn’t guarantee the granting of a full license.“The provisional license is only the start of a very long and tedious process of compliance that every integrated resort operator must go through before they can be issued by PAGCOR a Notice to Commence Casino Operations and eventually, a regular casino gaming license,” it said. “PAGCOR, being a government entity under the Office of the President, abides by the laws and orders of the land.“As regulator, it ensures that its licensees comply with pertinent laws, rules, regulations and ordinances promulgated by authorities relative to the establishment and operation of casinos.”
Suncity completes Manila quartet with launch of new VIP Club at Resorts World Manila Although gaming revenues fell 3% to Php4.5 billion during the first six months of 2018, “the VIP segment has started to recover with drop and GGR already improving on a quarterly basis,” Alliance said.“The launch of a portion of the Grand Wing is expected to further buoy the premium gaming business at RWM.”RWM shut down its second-floor gaming area after last year’s attack but has since launched part of its new Phase 3 Grand Wing including some new gaming space with the addition of 35 gaming tables and 414 slot machines. That capacity will double once work are complete in the coming weeks. The makeover will include opening the Philippines’ first Ritz-Carlton and opening Okura Hotel in the space once earmarked for the expansion of Maxims.Travellers reported gross revenue of Php11.1 billion in 1H18 with attributable net income of Php1.7 billion compared to Php375 million a year earlier. Non‐gaming revenue rose 4% to Php2.0 billion. Travellers aiming to delist from Philippine Stock Exchange on 21 October RelatedPosts Load More Travellers International Hotel Group sets tender price for shares in privatization push VIP gaming volumes are back on the rise at Resorts World Manila (RWM), according to stakeholder Alliance Global Group.The Philippines conglomerate, which co-owns RWM operator Travellers International Hotel Group alongside Genting Hong Kong, said in a press release on Friday announcing its group-wide financial results that there were signs of improvement at its flagship IR following the deadly attack last June that saw 39 people lose their lives.
Donaco ready to reset after horror year sees losses widen in FY19 on Cambodia impairment charge It also comes just under a year since Green stepped down as Chairman of another Australian-listed Southeast Asian casino operator, Silver Heritage Group.In its filing, Donaco noted Green’s extensive experience all across Asia and specifically in Cambodia and Vietnam – the locations of is Star Vegas and Aristo operations respectively.A qualified lawyer and accountant, he is a former partner and director of the Gaming Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Macau) Limitada and has lived in Macau for more than 14 years, having worked with the Macau SAR Government in relation to the liberalization and regulation of the casino industry.Green also consulted to the Royal Government of Cambodia on the drafting of the proposed Law on the Management of Integrated Resorts and Commercial Gaming, which is currently being considered for adoption.An Australian citizen, he holds a Masters degree in Law from the University of Melbourne, an MBA with Honours from IMD, Lausanne and a Commerce degree also from the University of Melbourne. He was admitted to legal practice in Australia in 1977, is a former Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (Australia), the Taxation Institute of Australia and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.His appointment comes at a time when Donaco finds itself embroiled in a bitter legal feud with the Thai vendors of Star Vegas in Cambodia, while former Managing Director and CEO Joey Lim is moving to prevent the sale of a sizeable stake in the company to a Hong Kong and Singapore-based investment firm. Lim’s employment was terminated by Donaco in March. RelatedPosts Jan Jones Blackhurst to leave executive role, join Caesars Board of Directors Veteran gaming industry consultant David Green has joined the board of Donaco International Limited as an independent non-executive director.Donaco announced Green’s appointment in a filing with the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday as the company looks to add valuable experience following a turbulent 12 months. Ainsworth launches review of product development after Asia-Pacific struggles see FY19 decline Load More
Almost half (48%) of respondents are concerned about saving enough for retirement, according to research by Mercer.Its survey of 1,500 workers between the ages of 24 and 64 also found that 41% of respondents worry about whether they could provide for their family if impacted by illness or death.The research also found:51% of respondents are worried about their ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle while holding down a job.33% of respondents are concerned about repaying their debts and getting on the property ladder.32% are concerned about their ability to support old and infirm relatives.61% of respondents would value their employer more if they helped them deal with stress, and 58% would value an employer who helped with providing financial and retirement planning advice.Niall O’Callaghan (pictured), partner at Mercer, said: “Worry and stress impacts on health and it has an impact in the workplace affecting productivity and engagement. We all need to do what we can to ensure that employees are healthy and confident in their ability to manage their personal finances.“Employers who proactively provide support and resources to help staff manage their own particular issues will see dividends in terms of improved productivity and morale, and lower staff turnover. These employers will be better placed to recruit and retain the most talented staff in a tightening labour market as the UK economy recovers.”
Global telecommunications equipment organisation Alcatel-Lucent has agreed a £300 million pensioner liabilities buy-in with Aviva for its UK defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.The transaction is part of the organisation’s long-term de-risking objective. Alcatel-Lucent’s pension scheme has liabilities of around £1 billion.The organisation’s pension trustees were advised by Aon Hewitt, which acted as actuary, investment adviser and consultant to the scheme.Martin Couzens, chairman of Alcatel-Lucent Pension Trustees Limited, said: “We were very satisfied with this increase in security for our scheme and its members. We have obtained full insurance backing for most of our pensioners and even made a saving against our funding reserve.“Overall this takes us substantially closer towards our goal of full buy-out.”
Something for the weekend: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has appointed Palmerston the cat as chief mouser.Palmerston joins the UK government department from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, which has been caring for him since March.Palmerston, who has been named after former prime minister and foreign secretary Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, will be responsible for catching rodents in the Foreign Office.When not on duty, he will stay in the office of permanent under-secretary Sir Simon McDonald.Palmerston will be able to roam through the majority of offices and official rooms in the FCO, and will be cared for by members of staff.The black and white moggy follows in the paw prints of other government cats, including Larry, another Battersea cat who was rehomed at 10 Downing Street, and Freya, previously owned by Chancellor George Osborne and a frequent visitor to the Foreign Office.Lindsey Quinlan, head of catteries at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, said: “Palmerston will have no problems making friends and foes in the Foreign Office. He’s a very confident cat, loves being with people, and enjoys a good chin rub.“But nothing escapes the attention of this Battersea moggy and we know he’ll have an eagle eye out for unwanted visitors, whiskers twitching and ready to pounce at the right moment, to keep his new home free of rodent interlopers. If his behaviour at Battersea is anything to go by, we predict Palmerston will be a formidable feline, very deserving of his new name.”McDonald added: “I am delighted to welcome Palmerston to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In his role as FCO chief mouser, he will assist our pest controllers in keeping down the number of mice in our King Charles Street building. I hope that Palmerston’s impact will be as considerable as his namesake’s.”The Employee Benefits team wishes Palmerston the best of luck in his new rodent-catting role, and wonders what other animals may be well-suited to a position in the UK government…