Authorities continue search for suspect in violent Oceanside home invasion

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Authorities continue search for suspect in violent Oceanside home invasion Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 16, 2018 OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — Authorities Wednesday released photos of a man who they believe is responsible for a violent home invasion a week ago that left an Oceanside woman hospitalized with serious injuries and asked for the public’ help in identifying and locating him.A 911 call alerted Oceanside police to the crime — which was first reported as a battery — about 5:30 p.m. last Wednesday at a home in the 500 block of Monterey Drive, Oceanside police Detective Ryan Malone said. Responding officers found the 64-year-old woman, whose name was withheld, “battered and bloody,” he said.“She reported that an unknown male attacked her in her bedroom,” Malone said. “The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and is currently recovering in the hospital.”Police released no details about the investigation, but said that in the ensuing week, detectives identified a suspect in the case and were able to obtain two photographs of him. He’s described as a roughly 5-foot-9-inch, 160-pound black man between 30 and 35 years old, with a shaved head, goatee and mustache and possibly pierced ears. He was last seen riding a red bike.Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery was urged to call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4900 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters can also contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org; anyone with information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 16, 2018last_img read more

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NEET 2019 results declared Heres how to check Rajasthans Nalin Khandelwal tops

first_imgReutersThe long-awaited eagerness for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 results came to an end on Wednesday. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the results and Nalin Khandelwal from Rajasthan has obtained the All India Rank (AIR) 1. He has 99.9999291 percentile and 701 marks.The results have been released on ntaneet.nic.in and mcc.nic.in.Candidates waiting for their scores and rank can follow these steps and get their online overall result-Step 1- Visit these websites ntaneet.nic.in or mcc.nic.inStep 2- Search for a tab saying download NEET Result 2019Step 3- Click it and on the new window enter the required detailsStep 4- The NEET Result 2019 or NTA NEET Result 2019 will be displayed. Download and take a printout.The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was held by the NTA on May 5. But in Odisha, the medical entrance exam was postponed to May 20 in view of the disruption caused by Cyclone Fani.NEET 2019 merit list will be prepared as per the directives of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Council of India (MC) and Dental Council of India (DCI). The admission procedure will be done in accordance with NEET Medical merit list 2019, NEET Dental merit list 2019.The general category candidates will be considered for the NEET 2019 merit list on scoring minimum 50 per cent. For those belonging to reserved including SC and ST category, the minimum marks are 40 percentile and for PwD candidates it is 45 percentile.The schedule for NEET counselling will be uploaded on the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) homepage. Last year, the first phase of NEET 2018 counselling was held from August 31 to September 3.last_img read more

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Jet Airways Indian pilots dont want to share cockpit with expat pilots

first_imgA Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER taxis at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, February 16, 2015.Reuters fileServices of Jet Airways could face disruption from May 1 if the 1,000 pilots of the full-service carrier Jet Airways refuse to work with expat pilots. The National Aviators Guild (NAG), representing Jet Airways’ domestic pilots, demanded to rid the carrier of foreign pilots over an alleged assault on an examiner in  Bengaluru a few days ago.The company has a simulator training facility for B737 and B777 aircraft at the Training Centre in Bangalore.”NAG has issued a directive to all its members not to fly with the foreign pilots in the airline from May 1 as one of the foreign pilots assaulted a designated examiner during a training session about 10 days ago,” the PTI quoted a source as saying. Jet Airways has a fleet of 105 aircraft.While remaining non-committal, Jet Airways cited the multi-cultural nature of its workforce when asked to comment. “As an Indian airline operating internationally, Jet Airways has always focused on recruiting the brightest talent and today, has best-in-class cockpit crew from around the world, including a limited (marginal) percentage of expatriate pilots,” it said in an official statement.There are other issues also, such as alleged misbehaviour of foreign pilots with passengers. “The safety of our passengers and pilots is of prime importance and these kind of issues cannot be tolerated at all. The expats are also a huge drain on the company’s and the nation’s finances,” the NAG said.Foreign pilots number about 60 in the Naresh Goyal-controlled company that has a market share of about 15.5 percent in the growing domestic air space, the largest being budget carrier IndiGo.In the third quarter (Q3, FY2017), the company’s partner Etihad, along with Etihad Airways Partners (an alliance comprising eight carriers– Etihad Airways, Air Berlin, Alitalia, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways, and NIKI) brought 5.59 lakh passengers on to Jet Airways, according to the company’s conference call post Q3 results.Jet Airways had 13,527 employees as of March 31, 2016 according to its annual report for FY2016.Etihad Airways holds 24 percent stake in Jet Airways; the stock closed 1.19 percent lower at Rs 496 on the BSE on Monday.The BSE Sensex ended at 29,414, down 48 points from its previous close.  An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-3FX company aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France, August 9, 2016.Reuters filelast_img read more

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Shahreen still traumatised

first_imgShahreen Ahmed, one of 10 Bangladeshi survivors of US-Bangla airliner crash in Nepal on Monday, is yet to overcome the trauma of the devastastating incident, say doctors in Dhaka.She is the first among the survivors who was brought back to the country on Thursday afternoon from a hospital in Kathmandu.“Shahreen has gone through a disaster in the form of plane crash. She is still traumatised. She has also sustained five per cent burn injuries,” Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator of the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) told newsmen after she was admitted there.Currently, the physician said, Shahreen’s health condition is stable. She is undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the burn unit.Shahreen luckily escaped the crash that claimed 49 lives out of 71 on board the Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft at Tribhuvan International Airport while attempting to land on 12 March.Shahreen is one of the injured Bangladeshis who were admitted to different hospitals in Kathmandu. Surviror Rezwanul Haque’s family took him to Singapore from the Om Hospital and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd for better treatment on Wednesday night.Family members of another injured Yakub Ali were taking preparations to take him to Delhi from Norvic International Hospital.last_img read more

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EC unaware of attack on Kamals motorcade EC secy

first_imgHelal Uddin AhmedThe election commission (EC) on Friday said it does not know about the attack on Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain’s motorcade in the city.”We’re not informed about the attack on Kamal Hossain. None has so far complained with the commission regarding the matter,” said EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed while answering queries from newsmen at a briefing at Nirbachan Bhaban on Friday.Kamal Hossain’s motorcade came under attack allegedly by ruling party activists near the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur while returning after paying tributes to the martyred intellectuals, leaving at least 10 people injured, reports UNB.Kamal, however, managed to escape the attack unhurt.At a press conference on Friday, Kamal Hossain described the attack as a serious act of disrespect to martyred intellectuals.In the wake of repeated attacks on the opposition leaders and activists, election commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said that they have ordered the police not to harass ‘senior leaders’ of principal opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party.About BNP’s allegation of mass arrest of the party’s leaders and activists, Helal Uddin said there were arrest warrants against many of them.“Police couldn’t arrest them in the past as they were fugitive. Now the police are arresting the warranted ones as they are coming out due to elections,” he said.  The EC secretary also said the army would be deployed for 10 days to maintain law and order situation.The armed forces would assist civil administration, Helal Uddin added.last_img read more

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Myanmar refuses to drop case against Reuters journos

first_imgDetained Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police after a court hearing in Yangon. Photo: ReutersA Myanmar court on Wednesday rejected a motion to drop a case against two Reuters journalists arrested months ago while reporting on the Rohingya crisis, pushing ahead with hearings that have sparked global outrage and fears of shrinking press freedoms.“The court decided that the proposal from the defendants’ lawyer to release the defendants…has been rejected,” judge Ye Lwin told a courtroom in the commercial capital Yangon packed with supporters, family and media.Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32 and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27 were arrested in December and accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act for possessing material relating to security operations in conflict-hit Rakhine state.Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo speaks to the media after a court hearing in Yangon. Photo: ReutersMyanmar has faced global condemnation and accusations of extrajudicial killings, ethnic cleansing and genocide as some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine to Bangladesh following a military crackdown on insurgents.The government rejects the allegations and says it was defending itself against attacks from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, which occurred on August 25.The Reuters pair had been investigating a massacre of 10 Rohingya men on September 2 in the Rakhine village of Inn Din that was carried out by security forces and local villagers.Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail with hard labour for their part in the killings, according to a Facebook post by the army chief late Tuesday.The case against the journalists has proceeded despite international calls for their release. Last month Reuters announced that prominent rights attorney Amal Clooney had joined the legal team.last_img read more

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NASA Scientist North Poles Sea Ice Under Scrutiny This Summer

first_img Listen NASA says July was the hottest month ever recorded, going all the way back to 1880 when scientists started keeping track. In fact, each of the past ten months have broken temperature records.But NASA also tracks climate change in other ways, such as measuring the thickness and extent of sea ice covering the North Pole. News 88.7’s Brien Straw spoke with Walt Meier, a sea ice researcher for NASA.“Sea ice is the ice that grows and melts within the ocean, so it doesn’t raise sea level,” Meier explained. “But sea ice is very important for the climate because the ice is very reflective of the sun’s energy, it’s white.”  They also discussed what’s happening to the ice in 2016, and what the future holds for the Arctic region.The space agency has plans to launch a new satellite in 2018 that will use the latest technology to track changes in the polar regions.  You can hear the full interview by clicking the audio play button above. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:33 X Sharelast_img read more

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Trump Kim Converge On Singapore Ahead Of HighStakes Summit

first_img Share Photo via Reuters.FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) in Pyongyang, North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump (R), in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., respectively from Reuters files.President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.Trump descended from Air Force One into the steamy Singapore night, greeting officials and declaring he felt “very good,” before he was whisked away to his hotel, driving along a route lined with police and photo-snapping onlookers. Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he met with other world leaders whose countries make up the Group of Seven.Hours earlier, a jet carrying Kim landed. After shaking hands with the Singapore foreign minister, Kim sped through the streets in a limousine, two large North Korean flags fluttering on the hood, surrounded by other black vehicles with tinted windows and bound for the luxurious and closely guarded St. Regis Hotel.He and Trump are set to meet Tuesday morning in the first summit of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting U.S. president. The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.Kim smiled broadly Sunday evening as he met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.“The entire world is watching the historic summit between (North Korea) and the United States of America, and thanks to your sincere efforts … we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit,” Kim told Lee through an interpreter.Trump is set to meet with Lee on Monday.Trump has said he hopes to make a legacy-defining deal for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though he has recently sought to manage expectations, saying that it may take more than one meeting.The North, many experts believe, stands on the brink of being able to target the entire U.S. mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there’s deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there’s also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the U.S. and the North.U.S. and North Korean officials are set to meet Monday morning in Singapore to make final preparations for Tuesday’s meeting. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines who has taken the lead on policy negotiations with the North, will hold a “working group” with a North Korean delegation.The North Korean autocrat’s every move will be followed by 3,000 journalists who have converged on Singapore, and by gawkers around the world, up until he shakes hands with Trump on Tuesday. It’s a reflection of the intense global curiosity over Kim’s sudden turn to diplomacy in recent months after a slew of North Korean nuclear and missile tests last year raised serious fears of war.Part of the interest in Tuesday’s summit is simply because Kim has had limited appearances on the world stage. He has only publicly left his country three times since taking power after his father’s death in late 2011 — traveling twice to China and once across his shared border with the South to the southern part of the Demilitarized Zone in recent summits with the leaders of China and South Korea, respectively.But it’s Kim’s pursuit of nuclear weapons that gives his meeting with Trump such high stakes. The meeting was initially meant to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons, but the talks have been portrayed by Trump in recent days more as a get-to-know-you session. Trump has also raised the possibility of further summits and an agreement ending the Korean War by replacing the armistice signed in 1953 with a peace treaty. China and South Korea would have to sign off on any legal treaty.It’s unclear what Trump and Kim might decide Tuesday.Pyongyang has said it is willing to deal away its entire nuclear arsenal if the United States provides it with reliable security assurances and other benefits. But many say this is highly unlikely, given how hard it has been for Kim to build his program and given that the weapons are seen as the major guarantee to his holding onto unchecked power.Any nuclear deal will hinge on North Korea’s willingness to allow unfettered outside inspections of the country’s warheads and nuclear fuel, much of which is likely kept in a vast complex of underground facilities. Past nuclear deals have crumbled over North Korea’s reluctance to open its doors to outsiders.Another possibility from the summit is a deal to end the Korean War, which North Korea has long demanded, presumably, in part, to get U.S. troops off the Korean Peninsula and, eventually, pave the way for a North Korean-led unified Korea.The fighting ended on July 27, 1953, but the war technically continues today because instead of a difficult-to-negotiate peace treaty, military officers for the U.S.-led United Nations, North Korea and China signed an armistice that halted the fighting. The North may see a treaty — and its presumed safety assurances from Washington — as its best way of preserving the Kim family dynasty. The ensuing recognition as a “normal country” could then allow sanctions relief, and later international aid and investment.Just meeting with Trump will also give Kim a recognition North Korea has long sought, setting him up as global player and the leader of a country worthy of respect.last_img read more

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Companies Steal Billions from LowIncome Workers

first_imgWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on economic issues that affect low- and middle-income families, said that employers steal wages from their workers by paying sub-minimum wages, failing to pay for overtime, writing bad payroll checks and cheating workers out of their tips.“When a worker earns only a minimum wage ($290 for a 40-hour week), shaving a mere half hour a day from the paycheck means a loss of more than $1,400 a year, including overtime premiums,” stated the report. “That could be nearly 10 percent of a minimum-wage employee’s annual earnings – the difference between paying the rent and utilities or risking eviction and the loss of gas, water, or electric service.”Blacks account for 11 percent of the total work force, but more than 14 percent of the low-wage workforce, according to EPI. In Southern states, including Georgia and Louisiana, Blacks account for more than 40 percent of the low-wage workforce; in Washington, D.C., Blacks hold more than half of all low-paying jobs. This worker status leaves Blacks vulnerable to wage theft at higher rates than their White counterparts who occupy low-wage jobs at lower rates compared to their share of the total workforce.The study reported that two-thirds of low-wage workers deal with at least one pay-related violation in any given week.It can start with a boss telling shift workers to wait on standby just in case they’re needed or asking them to work through a 10-minute break. Workers living hand-to-mouth and marginalized by society feel obligated to comply with these practices that are often illegal.A worker that earns $17,616 annually may lose $2,634 due to wage theft.Kentucky labor laws require that workers get a paid, 10-minute break for every four hours of work. A McDonald’s in Berea, Ky., violated the 10-minute break regulation and was forced to return $29,000 to 203 employees, the EPI report said.In 2013, when all robberies in the Bluegrass State added up to $2.5 million, employers returned $4.4 million in stolen wages to employees, a criminal trend that ripples across the nation, according to the EPI reportAn investigation into the treatment of front-line workers in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles found that victims of wage theft lost $3 billion. EPI researchers used that figure to estimate that wage theft cost workers across the nation $50 billion, annually.The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports 2012 data showed that “All of the robberies, burglaries, larcenies, and motor vehicle thefts in the nation cost their victims less than $14 billion,” the report said.Front-line workers are often the first point of contact between a company and the customer.According to another recent EPI report on restaurant workers, “Blacks are disproportionately likely to be cashiers/counter attendants, the lowest-paid occupation in the industry.”Blacks account for 27.1 percent restaurant workers living in poverty compared to Whites who make up less than 14 percent of restaurant workers who share the same fate.Some employers skirt wage and overtime laws, because the relative penalties are so low. Currently, for employers who fail to pay minimum-wage or overtime, the maximum civil money penalty is about $1,000.“For giant corporations such as Wal-Mart and Dollar General, maximum civil money penalties per violation should probably be at least $25,000, while small businesses should be subject to smaller fines – perhaps $5,000 per violation,” said the report. “Clearly, the fines should be sufficient to deter violations and to make it economically unwise to violate the law.”The United States Labor Department and state-level labor officials managed to recover close to $1 billion in stolen wages in 2012, according to data collected from 44 states.That “is only the tip of the wage-theft iceberg, since most victims never sue and never complain to the government,” stated the report.In a blog post in April 2014, Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of EPI wrote: “Few local governments have any resources or staff to combat wage theft, and several states have closed down or so severely cut back their labor departments that workers are left mostly unprotected and vulnerable to exploitation.”The EPI report on wage theft recommended adding hundreds of investigators to the staff of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and prohibiting companies that have been convicted of wage theft from receiving federal contracts.“No one knows precisely how many instances of wage theft occurred in the U.S. during 2012, nor do we know what the victims suffered in total dollars earned but not paid,” the report stated. “But we do know that the total amount of money recovered for the victims of wage theft who retained private lawyers or complained to federal or state agencies was at least $933 million – almost three times greater than all the money stolen in robberies that year.”last_img read more

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Mexicos Grupo Rotoplas buys Argentinas IPS

first_imgMexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s Rotoplas announces the purchase of Argentine company IPS in a bid to consolidate their leadership in storage water tanks.Mexico’s Grupo Rotoplas says in order to enrich their portfolio, the company has acquired IPS, a pioneer in the thermoplastic industry being the main exporter of pipes and connections in 35 countries.They say the purchase of the company will allow then to have greater competitiveness and new business models. In a statement, Rotoplas said that with this acquisition it reaffirms its commitment to participate in all stages of the water cycle and to focus its efforts on ensuring that water resource management improves its quality and future availability as well as care of the environment.They explained that with this, they will be able to better meet the needs of the market and thus, fulfill the mission that “people have more and improved water”.The executive president of Rotoplas, Carlos Rojas, said that the reconfiguration of portfolio and integration of acquisitions of 2017 had a positive impact in terms of sales and in Ebitda (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization).“We achieved net sales in excess of 6.6 billion peso, an increase of 24.4 percent over the previous year derived from strong demand for individual solutions in Mexico, Argentina and Peru,” he added.He stressed that “Rotoplas will continue to take advantage of the experience, the generation of synergies and good practices to contribute to the development and growth of this and other services in the different markets where they participate”.IPS is a pioneer in the thermoplastic industry that for 70 years has been providing innovative solutions to professional installers around the world, being the main exporter of pipes and connections in 35 countries.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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