Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View comments “Alston really surprised me. He’s only 6-3 and a half but he plays like he’s 6-10,” Columbian head coach Johnedel Cardel said in Filipino. “He has a very high basketball IQ. He can get in the post and create something for his teammates.”Cardel isn’t just praising Alston based off his video highlights after already seeing what the former Midwestern State University slotman brings to the table in a pair of tuneup games against Rain or Shine and NorthPort.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“He put up big numbers during our tune-up games and (NorthPort) coach Pido (Jarencio) even told me how impressed he was after seeing Alston play,” Cardel recalled.“He fits very well with us. I talked to the locals and all the locals like him and the way he plays. He’s very patient, quiet and very understanding. He doesn’t complain whether he has the ball or not. He just plays.” Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “That’s been my whole career since I started playing basketball when I was 13 years old. Playing the post position at my size I was always smaller but I’m from Chicago so we’re taught to not be afraid of anyone and play hard no matter who it is. The height, size, anything doesn’t matter.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Terrific 12: Fajardo, Cabagnot, Nabong out for San Miguel’s first game The 25-year-old Alston will make his PBA debut against Alaska when the season-ending conference opens on Friday but it’s not his first time playing overseas.Alston has played in England, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile before coming to the Philippines.The stocky Alston also has high praise for his teammates especially for CJ Perez, who is coming off an impressive showing with Gilas Pilipinas in his first World Cup stint.“He’s really great especially playing in the World Cup against great talent and different great teams. He was looking very good. I like his style of play, his energy, his motor,” Alston said of Perez.Facing taller competition is nothing new to Alston but rather a challenge he is more than willing to embrace.ADVERTISEMENT Columbian import Khapri Alston. Photo by Mark GiongcoMANILA, Philippines—At just 6-foot-3 and a half, Khapri Alston is the shortest among reinforcements in the coming PBA Governors’ Cup.But don’t let the Columbian Dyip import’s height be a distraction from what he can do on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architect
BCCI will soon appoint a professional manager for the Indian cricket team and will put out the advertisement for the same possibly within a week.The Committee of Administrators (CoA) is not happy with the practice of existing BCCI officials touring and giving reports which have little meaning.The roles and responsibilities of the new administrative manager will be on the lines of the Australian setup for the post and he will be appointed for two years to begin with.This is BCCI’s attempt to bring efficiency so that the managers’ reports can be taken seriously.The Team Manager, in his report of the Champions Trophy, made no mention of the rift between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli despite Anil Kumble mentioning it in his resignation that the Indian board told him that Virat Kohli was not happy with his “style of coaching”.
Magdalena Rybarikova, who was crushed by Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Thursday, said she was tired and nervous going into the match and had no idea how to respond to her opponent’s superb shot-making.But the 87th-ranked Slovak – who has described her Wimbledon adventure as a “fairy tale” – said she was still happy with her overall tournament performance.”If somebody told me before the tournament I’d to be in semi-final, I for sure would take it,” she said.It was nonetheless a sobering end for the 28-year-old as she was demolished 6-1 6-1 by Spaniard Muguruza in little over an hour.”I was a little bit nervous, a little bit tired also in my legs. I wanted to play better, and I could not,” she said. “I had no idea what to do a little bit on the court.””I have to say Garbine played an amazing match – I mean, I’ve never seen her play that well. She was playing very fast and every stroke was so long,” she said.”I could do almost nothing today.”It had been a dream run for Rybarikova, who was out of action for the second half of 2016 due to wrist and knee surgery. The last time a woman ranked lower reached a Wimbledon semi-final was in 2008 – China’s Zheng Jie, ranked 133.”The crowd is amazing, they have been amazing all the matches, I have enjoyed playing here so much,” she said. “I wanted to give them more, but I didn’t and I was sad for them.”advertisement
India cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party MLA for his remarks on Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s marriage in Italy earlier this week.A BJP legislator from Guna in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday voiced his reservations over the Indian cricket team captain and the Bollywood actress opting for a foreign land as the venue of their marriage.”Virat has earned money and fame in India and he went to Italy to get married. Bhagwan Ram got married on this land, Bhagwan Krishna got married on this land and this man went to Italy to get married. He cannot be a rashtra bhakt (patriot),” said Panna Lal Shakya, BJP MLA from Guna, Madhya Pradesh.He added that Kohli cannot be an inspiration to Indians as only those who are loyal to their country and swore by it deserved to be an inspiration. He said the same about Anushka Sharma as well. Shakya was inaugurating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill India Centre in Guna.In an unusual jibe Shakya said that dancers of Italy became billionaires in India while Kohli took the country’s wealth out of the country.Gambhir has now come out in support of his teammate and said,” It’s an absolutely ridiculous statement. Because it is a personal opinion, it is his personal wish.”Some people try to make such statements only to grab the headlines. People, especially, the politicians should be more sensible while making a statement against anyone.”Kohli and Anushka will be hosting a grand reception in Delhi on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of superstars from the cricketing fraternity are expected to attend the reception party tonight which will be followed by another reception in Mumbai on December 26.advertisementThe most talked-about couple these days returned to India after their exotic honeymoon in the Arctic, in Rovaniemi. The power couple tied the knot in Tuscany in Italy earlier this month in an intimate ceremony.The entire Indian cricket team is expected to attend the part in Mumbai post Christmas as they are scheduled to fly to South Africa from the city on December 27. India will play a series of three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is from January 5th.
Anyone who has ever pulled a hamstring knows how painful it can be. Former Louisville defensive lineman B.J. Dubose, competing at the NFL Combine Sunday morning, did just that, pulling up lame near the end of his 40-yard-dash run. Dubose eventually lost his balance and fell to the ground as well. It’s tough to watch.B.J. Dubose. That’s no good. https://t.co/ZRBQeo3N0k— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) February 22, 2015We’re actually surprised this doesn’t happen more, given the fact that these athletes are giving it their all for four to five seconds. Hopefully he makes a fully recovery.
The Ashes: Woeful England post lowest total against Australia since 1948Ashes 3rd Test, Day 2: Josh Hazlewood picked up a five-wicket haul as an already trailing England in the series slumped to 67 in their first innings at Headingley.advertisement Reuters LeedsAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 23, 2019 20:17 IST England were bowled out for 67 in the first innings of the 3rd Ashes Test. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland were bowled out for 67 against Australia’s 179 in first inningsJosh Hazlewood finished with figures of 5 for 30 to inflict the damage in the hostsIt was England’s 12th lowest Test innings total of all timeAustralia ripped through England to bowl the hosts out for 67 in their first innings on day two of the third Ashes test at Headingley their lowest test innings score against Australia since 1948.Trailing 1-0 in the series, England were looking take advantage of good conditions to surpass Australia’s first innings score of 179.However, Jason Roy’s struggles continued as he fell early for nine, before Joe Root followed his golden duck at Lord’s by lasting one more ball on his home ground without scoring.Rory Burns went next, before England’s in-form batsman Ben Stokes, on eight, went for a shot he did not need to and edged to David Warner one of four catches taken by the Australia opener.Coming out on 54-6 after the morning session, the wickets continued to fall as Chris Woakes was out first ball after lunch, with Australia making light work of the England tail to embarrass the hosts and open up a first innings lead of 112.Josh Hazlewood did the damage with the ball, taking 5-30 as Australia’s pacemen proved too hot to handle for England, who posted their 12th lowest test innings of all time, which lasted less than 28 overs.Also Read | Ashes 2019, 3rd Test: Jofra Archer takes 6 as Australia bowled out for 179 on Day 1Also Read | He bowled at bit like Dale Steyn: David Warner hails ‘world-class’ Jofra ArcherAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Jofra ArcherFollow Josh Hazelwood Next
Advertisement Twitter Feige went on to compare Reeves to Jake Gyllenhaal, saying that they talked to the Spider-Man: Far From Home star “multiple times” until the perfect role (Mysterio) appeared. They’re hoping a similar situation will occur with Revees, and that he will join the wide world of Marvel when the right role presents itself.Reeves is currently having a wildly successful 2019, so it’s no surprise his name keeps coming up. This year, the actor has already starred in John Wick 3, and made waves appearing as himself in Netflix’s hilarious rom-com Always Be My Maybe. The actor is also lending his voice to the upcoming Toy Story 4. Reeves is portraying Duke Caboom, a Canadian Evel Knievel-like stunt motorcyclist.In addition to Reeves, Davis also asked about Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Godzilla: King of the Monsters), and while Feige called them both “good actors” and admitted they’d be fun to see in the MCU, he added that “nothing specific” was currently on the table for them.Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2nd. Other Marvel Cinematic Universe films include Avengers: Endgame, which is still playing in select theaters, and Captain Marvel, which is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Toy Story 4 opens on June 20th.By Jamie Jirak ~ ComicBook Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Spider-Man: Far From Home is only a couple of weeks away from hitting theaters, which means the big names in Marvel are currently making the press rounds for the upcoming movie. Recently, ComicBook.com’s own Brandon Davis had the opportunity to chat with Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, during the upcoming movie’s press junket in London. Feige revealed lots of information, including the exciting news that Avengers: Endgame is getting re-released in theaters with new footage. Davis took the time to ask the producer about the potential future involvement of some big names in the MCU, including the Internet’s current boyfriend: Keanu Reeves.“A couple of actors I want to ask you about. Keanu Reeves: you guys talking to him for anything?,” Davis asked.“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige laughed. “We talk to Keanu Reeves about. I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.” Advertisement
EDMONTON — A right-leaning think tank is blaming population growth and spending increases well above inflation for the current budget crisis in Alberta.[np_storybar title=”Alberta likely to sink into recession this year even if oil rebounds to $65: Conference Board” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/13/alberta-to-likely-to-sink-into-recession-this-year-even-if-oil-rebounds-to-65/”%5DThe Conference Board of Canada has begun using the “r-word” to describe the fallout in Alberta from the collapse in oil prices. The think tank’s chief economist is now predicting that Alberta will move into a recession this year if crude oil prices remain low. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]The Fraser Institute says the province has spent $49 billion more than necessary, mostly in unreformed public-sector pensions and public-sector contracts that were double the rate of inflation.Author Mark Milke calls his report “Fumbling the Alberta Advantage.”He says Premier Jim Prentice’s warning that the drop in oil prices will drain $7 billion from expected government revenues ignores the effect of past decisions to ramp up program spending.The study also notes that the increase in program expenditures has handcuffed the government in terms of options in such areas such as capital spending, tax relief and deposits into the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.Mortgage firms tighten lending standards in Calgary as housing boom turns sourLower oil prices strike at heart of oilsands productionThe last government deposit into the province’s rainy day fund happened in 2006-07.Meantime, ATB Financial’s Todd Hirsch says the report misses the mark.He says what many people don’t realize is that salaries and wages make up a large portion of any organization’s budget, and so there’s something ultimately wrong with the “inflation plus population growth” equation.
Those are words I never expected to type, three years ago. According to new numbers from research firm Canalys, Apple is the third largest global maker of PCs, smaller than only HP and Acer. Of course, as one might imagine, there’s a pretty major caveat here that puts the company just ahead of Dell (the two manufacturers are at 11.5 and 11.4 million shipped units, respectively)–the number includes iPads shipped. Apple nabbed 10.8 percent of the total PCs shipped globally for the fourth quarter of 2010 (HP and Acer got 17.7 and 13.6 percent). When the company’s popular tablet is factored in, Apple’s shipping volume increased 240 percent from Q4 2009 to Q4 2010 (versus a less staggering 19 percent growth of the industry overall). Canalys justified the inclusion of the iPad thusly, Any argument that a pad is not a PC is simply out of sync. With screen sizes of seven inches or above, ample processing power, and a growing number of applications, pads offer a computing experience comparable to netbooks. They compete for the same customers and will happily coexist. As with smart phones, some users will require a physical keyboard, while others will do without.
Yiorgos Katsikis, a beloved husband and father from Vlahopoulo Messinias, took his last breath a month ago. However, the funeral of this generous man will never take place. As during his life, thus after his death, Mr Katsikis has always been devoted to helping people. When Yiorgos Katsikis underwent heart surgery five years ago, it was the moment when, inside him, a respect for medical scientists started growing bigger and bigger. His ultimate wish was to donate his body to science and he believed in his decision. Yiorgos Katsikis passed away four months after his body donation consent form was accepted. He donated his body to the Body Donor Program of the University of Melbourne, for the purposes of anatomical examination and teaching and study of medical science. For the late Yiorgos, helping out your fellow man was the biggest gift anyone could give. From the same point of view, the Greek Orthodox Church has no objection to body donation to science. The act, as well as organ donation, is seen as an act of solidarity and sacrifice among human persons. As with every other procedure, body donation follows a set of rules, limitations and official paperwork. Not everyone can donate their body to science. To be accepted as a donor to the University’s Body Donor Program, the official paperwork must be submitted and the donor is later notified of their eligibility. If the person passes away in a public space, by law the body is taken by the coroner for the death cause to be examined. However, if the deceased wanted to donate their body to science, the body won’t be accepted if the autopsy has been performed. Other circumstances that may lead to donation being rejected include if the cause of death is associated with significant disease, or if death occurs in areas outside certain geographical boundaries – in Melbourne, for example, at a distance of more than 60 km from Melbourne’s CBD. Bodies that have been donated to the university body donor programs are used in the education and training of future healthcare professionals. The body is kept for about three years, though in many cases it may be less than that. On completion of studies, each body is cremated and the ashes returned on the request of the family. In Victoria, application and consent forms for body donation are submitted to the University of Melbourne, which leads the only accredited program in Victoria for people who wish to donate their bodies. Every year, the University of Melbourne accepts around 150 bodies. A precedent for the Greek community of Australia, the body donation of Yiorgos Katsikis to science is still a rare gift in Australia. For this reason, bodies are often being imported from China for the purposes of medical science. Other body donor programs in Australia include The University of NSW, The University of Western Australia, The University of Tasmania, Australian National University, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide and others. For more information, visit the Body Donor Program of the University of Melbourne, at www.medicine.unimelb.edu.au/anatomy-neuroscience/ehs/body-donor-program Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
It is essential that N’Golo Kante reproduces his superb performance against Argentina in the last-16 for France today in their semi-final tie with Belgium, says France boss Didier DeschampsThe Chelsea midfielder’s heroics during that match saw him silence a five-time Ballon d’Or winner in Lionel Messi and he will now be expected to do more of the same against his club teammate and Belgium captain Eden Hazard.Speaking ahead of the last four encounter, Deschamps acknowledged Kante’s importance for the side.“N’Golo will have an important role, like he does in each match,” said the 49-year-old, according to ESPN.“There will be some tweaks, though, which will suit us better.“N’Golo is an essential element because of his work rate, the number of balls he recovers for us, as well as his positioning — he often cuts out cross-field passes aimed at their attack.“We saw N’Golo up against Argentina’s Messi — he was given a specific role, and he did exactly what was asked of him.”Report: Zinedine Zidane could also want N’Golo Kante Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 Following his policy of signing French players for Real Madrid, it has been reported that Zidane might like N’Golo Kante.As we continue with our…Les Bleus won’t be having it easy when it comes to reaching the final of the World Cup with Belgium and their “golden generation” out to repeat their brilliant 2-1 win over five-time winners Brazil in the quarter-finals.But Deschamps has ideas on how to spoil their party.“My team will be ready for a variety of situations,” he said.“The Belgians did not reach this stage playing one style of football — they changed things up against Brazil.“Will they do it again, against us? It is a possibility. I will make sure that my players are ready to play in different shapes and systems, which we alter mid-match.“It will be nothing specific to Belgium — we already did the same for our other opponents.”France and Belgium will face off at the Saint Petersburg stadium at 20:00 (GMT +2).
Benfica have reportedly set their sights on re-signing Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof in a season-long deal, reports the Daily MailThe Sweden international became United’s most expensive defender of all-time last summer following his move from Benfica in a deal in the region of £30m.But Lindelof has struggled to adequately adapt to the physical demands of the Premier League and his future at Old Trafford is in doubt with head coach Jose Mourinho currently in the market for a new centre-back this summer.The Portuguese has been linked with moves for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, but he has previously stated that he has no intention of letting Lindelof – even though he is attempting to sign his third centre-back in a row.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The 23-year-old impressed at the World Cup for Sweden and Mourinho is hopeful that he will eventually come good.But Benfica want their former defender back and have been actively monitoring his situation this summer.A loan deal is set to be offered to United, but it will likely be turned down due to Lindelof’s form at Russia.The Swede had only made a total of 17 Premier League appearances for United last term.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 12, 2017 – Nassau – The recently elected president of the Bahamas Real Estate Association yesterday called for greater cooperation, consultation and participation with the newly elected government, declaring “together, we can help drive one of the most important engines of the Bahamian economy.”Christine Wallace-Whitfield, president of the 500+-member strong association of property professionals, offered congratulations to the incoming government, adding she hoped the organization and government could strengthen ties to promote, oversee and grow the multi-billion dollar industry. “BREA has a laundry list of issues to deal with and we look forward to working on those together with the new government,” said Wallace-Whitfield, a broker with Island Living Real Estate. Chief among those issues, Wallace-Whitfield said, is establishment of a land registry. “We are one of the last countries in the world that still does not have a land registry. Although the increased use of the Multiple Listing Service is helping greatly in this regard, having a registry will help to elevate the industry to the next level. We are all but using paper and pen in a digital age and the lack of a registry prevents us from providing basic information that is available in other places, including comparable prices, length of time property in a certain area remains on the market and other basics that today’s buyer needs to know. With most property searches starting online, the prospective buyer expects to see this information and we simply have no way to provide it absent a registry.” Wallace-Whitfield said BREA also wants to see a Real Estate Advisory Board, a concept introduced by another leading broker, Mario Carey, and discussed with the previous administration. The proposed board would advise on key issues ranging from short-term rentals to minimum investment for accelerated consideration of residency, from stamp tax matters to ease of refinancing-related requirements, from Crown land to generation property issues, the latter two among the most important issues for the new BREA board. For Wallace-Whitfield, industry ethics tops her personal agenda. “We have excellent cooperation with the Attorney-General’s office on ethics matters when they reach a certain level,” she said. “I want to focus our attention on ethics before they reach that point. The success of our industry and the confidence people place in Bahamas real estate is tied to perceptions about honesty and integrity.” Wallace-Whitfield said BREA would consider ways to step up broker responsibility for new agents, both in knowledge and in standards of conduct. “One new agent I know of, for instance, showed so much promise, passing her real estate exam with flying colours and being greeted with open arms by the firm she joined because she had all the right attributes, enthusiasm, personality, intelligence. And then she went out on her first few visits to take a listing or show a property based on a call that came in to the office and she felt so lost. Eventually, she just gave up and moved on to something else,” said Wallace-Whitfield. “She was a real loss and it should not have happened to her after all her commitment. But we have no way to ensure proper post-exam training in the field and other agents often don’t want to impart or share what they have learned. To keep any industry vibrant and vital, you need fresh ideas.” #BahamasRealEstateAssociation Related Items:#BahamasRealEstateAssociation
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed his side following their 3-1 Carabao Cup victory over West Ham UnitedDespite Lucas Perez getting one back for the hosts, Spurs booked their place in the quarter-finals after a brace from Son Heung-min and Fernando Llorente’s strike.Spurs’ win came just 48 hours after they played Manchester City on a dreadful Wembley pitch on Monday night.Therefore, on Wednesday’s game at West Ham, Pochettino made 10 changes to his line-up with Davinson Sanchez the only one left in the team.Trippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…“It was a very good performance, I’m very proud because it was so complicated this game and another derby, a derby that in the end we won and it’s important to go into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup,” Pochettino told the club website.“For a lot of players, it was a fantastic opportunity to show their quality, players like Paulo, like Foyth, like Sonny who started to feel the net again.”Pochettino’s side will face North London rivals Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.Meanwhile, Spurs will be on the road again this Saturday when they take on Wolves in a Premier League game at Molineux.
Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is relishing the prospect of facing Liverpool in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Monday.Gibbs-White is looking for a positive result on Monday after Wolves lost 2-0 to Liverpool at home in the Premier League in December.“It’d be good to go on a cup run this season, but we’re preparing for Liverpool now and we’ll have to wait and see come Monday,” Gibbs-White told the club’s website.“We’ll be ready, but I’m sure Liverpool will be too, and it’ll be a good game.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s a magnificent cup to be in, especially when we were in the Championship, being able to play against higher-positioned teams, and now we’re in the Premier League we can experience that regularly.”“It’s going to be another test for us. We played them in the Premier League a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t end too well.“At Molineux, on Monday we’ve got to prove to everyone that we can compete against them and prove everyone wrong.”
December 8, 2017 Power restored to about half of SDG&E customers affected by Lilac Fire , Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter PALA MESA (KUSI) — Power was restored Friday to about half the customers who were left without electricity during the Lilac Fire.San Diego Gas & Electric has restored power to 9,470 customers after the utility’s crews patrolled power lines serving portions of East Ramona, Pala Mesa, Viejas and Sunrise Highway, a company official said.Power remains shut off for about 7,500 additional customers for safety reasons, especially in areas where wind gusts have been strong.The utility will resume efforts to turn on power for the remaining customers on Saturday.The Lilac Fire broke out Thursday morning near Fallbrook. It has scorched 4,100 acres and destroyed at least 65 structures.The fire has not been contained. Posted: December 8, 2017
PORTLAND — Portland police say a 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside an alternative high school was known to gang investigators.Sgt. Pete Simpson didn’t elaborate Saturday on what that meant. He says Lonzo Murphy is a “person of interest” in the Friday shooting, but officers aren’t prepared to say whether he was the gunman.Simpson says authorities are trying to find two other people connected to the shooting near Rosemary Anderson High School that hospitalized three people. A 16-year-old girl was critically wounded. A fourth person was grazed by a bullet but didn’t go to a hospital.Simpson says two of the victims have ties to gangs. The victims are students or in affiliated job training programs.Murphy was arrested on a parole violation and could face additional charges.
Would-be electric car manufacturer Faraday Future has pulled another unlikely rabbit out of its hat. While the serially troubled startup has shown a very promising EV, the company has, of late, become better known for its dramatic, feast-or-famine business developments. Late Sunday, the company announced that it has signed a 50/50 joint venture partnership with The9 Limited, a Chinese concern that makes online video games and develops blockchain tech. The deal could be worth up to $600 million in vital support for LA-based Faraday Future.According to a statement from The9, the company will make an initial deposit of $5 million to help Faraday Future with its near-term financial woes. But it’s not immediately clear what terms The9 will require of Faraday in order to trigger further tranches of investment en route to that potential $600 million limit. As part of the agreement detailed in a Faraday Future statement, the struggling automotive startup has agreed to locate construction of a new model, dubbed the V9, in China. The new EV, which will be designed for the Chinese market, is to be based on the FF91, the incredibly quick, tech-rich and luxurious six-figure crossover SUV with which Faraday Future wowed audiences at CES 2017. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 review: Let it semi-autonomously chauffeur your chauffeur 0 Share your voice Post a comment 91 Photos Holy crap, Faraday Future finally unveiled its first electric car! Faraday has been hemorrhaging red ink and key employees in recent years. Its previous partnership with a Chinese real estate conglomerate, Evergrande, went south in spectacular fashion last October. In late 2017, Evergrande committed to spend up to $2 billion to finance Faraday Future and get the FF91 to market, but Faraday burned through $800 million of that investment by mid-2018 without building a single salable car. With production still seemingly a long way off, Evergrande and Faraday became locked in a protracted and very public battle that nearly ended the automaker for good. The two parties mended fences in late 2018, opening the door to Faraday seeking new funding, like this very deal.While the deal with The9 Limited is both surprising and encouraging, it’s worth remembering that Faraday’s new investor has only initially agreed to shell out $5 million in the near term. It’s also not immediately clear how much money The9 Limited actually has at its disposal. The gaming company, which is best known for launching China’s first virtual currency and for being the company to once hold the exclusive rights to World of Warcraft in China, is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange and is said to be worth over $100 million. 43 Photos More From Roadshow According to Faraday’s release, “the expected annual production capacity of the joint venture is 300,000 cars,” although it isn’t immediately clear if all of that capacity is for the V9. If the new model is priced anywhere in the vicinity of where the 1,050-horsepower FF91 is expected to retail, 300,000 units would be an unprecedented volume for such an expensive automobile, electric or otherwise. Faraday’s release also states that “the first preproduction car is expected to roll off the production line in 2020,” though it’s not clear when a salable vehicle is expected. As to other potential new vehicles, the announcement says only that “other future models could be created with additional agreements.”While it’s all rather confusing, it’s worth noting that the V9 is not an intended replacement for the FF91 — the release notes that development of that vehicle is still ongoing, with “the goal of final delivery later this year.” Complicating that timeline is the fact that it’s not clear how quickly Faraday can complete an operational assembly plant in Hanford, California, nor is it clear if the company has anywhere near the number of employees necessary to ramp up production. In fact, it reportedly recently had to sell its Los Angeles headquarters in order to improve its cash position. Faraday Future FF 91 gets a high-speed shakedown Tags Electric Cars SUVs Crossovers
Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe as long as they stay in the model villages built for them, the countrys army chief has said, renewing fears they will be kept in settlements indefinitely.Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to Bangladesh after the military launched a brutal crackdown on insurgents in August that the US and the UN have called ethnic cleansing.Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to repatriate refugees to conflict-hit Rakhine state last year but Rohingya are loathe to come back to a country without guarantees of safety and basic rights such as freedom of movement.The countrys powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing compounded those fears when speaking to a visiting delegation from the UN Security Council in the capital Naypyidaw on 30 April.There is no need to be worried about their security if they stay in the areas designated for them, he told the delegation, according to a read out of the meeting posted on Min Aung Hlaings official Facebook page on Saturday.He referred to members of the stateless minority as Bengalis, reflecting a widespread belief in Myanmar that the Rohingya are immigrants from Bangladesh despite a longstanding presence in Rakhine.The army chief also cast doubt on the allegations raised by refugees in Bangladesh, many of whom shared stories of extrajudicial killings, arson and rape.Bengalis will never say that they arrive there happily. They will get sympathy and rights only if they say that they face a lot of hardships and persecution, he reportedly said, adding that the issue was exaggerated.The UN has said conditions on the ground are not ripe for the refugees to return, despite Myanmars insistence that it is ready even as no large-scale repatriation has occurred.The government has built transit camps that can accommodate tens of thousands of people and a much smaller number of new houses to replace fire-blackened villages where Rohingya used to live.The minority community has been persecuted in Myanmar for decades and Rohingya have lived in what rights groups have called apartheid-like conditions, with severe restrictions on movement and access to health services.More than 120,000 Rohingya still reside in camps for internally displaced people in the Rakhine state capital Sittwe as a result of intercommunal violence in 2012 that killed hundreds.Dil Mohamed, a Rohingya leader sheltering on the border, told reporters late last month that refugees do not want to stay in any transit camps due to similar concerns that they will be more than temporary.We are waiting here only until we are allowed to go back to our home, he said.