September 17

Sorrento Valley power outage

first_img Posted: December 5, 2018 Sorrento Valley power outage KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 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 SettingsSORRENTO VALLEY (KUSI)- At about 5:10PM, an outage left almost 6,000 customers in the Sorrento Valley area without power. Cause is unknown.As of 6PM, power has been restored to most of its customers, but 1,900 are still without power center_img December 5, 2018 Updated: 10:00 PM Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 17

Storms cause major delays for airport travelers

first_img Posted: January 29, 2019 January 29, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s been a mess at many airports across the country. Airlines have had to delay or cancel thousands of flights. The freezing temperatures and icy roads are just too dangerous in the Midwest, northeast and even the deep south.“Oh we’ve been delayed, delayed, delayed. We were on the plane for almost three hours before it left. They had to delay it twice just to get out of Grand Rapids” says Michigan Native Geri Sturm. “Then we finally got in the air after three hours and got to Minneapolis and same thing; delayed, delayed delayed. Then we missed out connector flight to San Diego. Itt’s been a zoo just to get here!”She’s been traveling by car and by plane to escape the snow storm and arctic air slamming the Midwest, northeast, and parts of the deep south.More than one thousand flights across the country were cancelled because of icy roads, making it tough for many to travel.David Mestrich from Chicago says, “The roads are still a little icy from yesterday’s snow and then a lot times there were delays when people from yesterday’s flights got pushed over today.”San Diego airport officials are giving flyers some advice.  Regardless of where you’re going, make sure you check the status of your flight before heading to the airport, because the crew for your flight could be coming from someplace in the country impacted by the arctic blast of cold air. Storms cause major delays for airport travelerscenter_img , Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 17

Security guard shoots man after confrontation at a bar in Little Italy

first_img KUSI Newsroom, April 20, 2019 Security guard shoots man after confrontation at a bar in Little Italy Posted: April 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img 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) – A security guard at a bar in the Little Italy community of San Diego wounded a man in the lower abdomen today when the man followed him out of the establishment after the two and some others had argued earlier, a police officer said.A little before 2 a.m. the security guard, the victim and some others got into an argument at the El Camino Bar, 2400 India St., where the security guard made some threats that something would happen to the others, San Diego Police Officer J. Buttle said.The guard allegedly followed the victim down to India and Laurel streets, where they got into another argument and the victim, Buttle said, punched the security guard in the face.“The suspect pulled out a handgun and fired twice at the victim, striking him once in the lower abdomen,” he said. “The suspect left the scene and went home.”The victim was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The suspect called the police from his home and turned himself in to authorities. Updated: 1:09 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 17

Limited edition San Diego library cards in honor of Comic Con

first_imgLimited edition San Diego library cards in honor of Comic Con July 16, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Public Library is releasing a limited edition Comic-Con library card this year to celebrate the convention’s 50th anniversary.The cards have been really popular in past years. This year’s card features Waldo (of “Where’s Waldo” fame!) and is available starting July 18th.The Library also has some fun (and free! No badges required!) events planned for Comic-Con.For more information click here. Posted: July 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 16

ASA Vice President Hosts Chinese Soybean Buyers

first_imgDelegation represents 85 percent of Chinese soybean purchasesAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President Alan Kemper hosted on his farm this week a delegation of Chinese soybean buyers whose companies represent 85 percent of all Chinese soybean purchases.”Since the delegation represented the majority of Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans, it was very important for us to talk about the quality of U.S. soybeans, the meal and oil content, as well as the availability,” Kemper said. “They were a little concerned about the soybeans going in late in the U.S., if that would affect any of the quality, and we assured that wasn’t a problem.”Kemper, a soybean producer from Lafayette, Ind., presented to the delegation an overview of grain farm operations and discussed current crop conditions, as well as thanking them for their continued purchase of U.S. soybeans. The lunch was sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance.The trip was arranged by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) in cooperation with ASA, the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.”Farm visits like this one help buyers get a better understanding of how the cost of soybeans is arrived at,” said Brent Babb, USSEC Director of Program Development and Communications. “It helps the buyers better understand what the soybean production costs are, so meeting with soybean farmers is very important to them.”The lunch meeting is part of a trip that will take the delegation to farms and agribusinesses in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.In marketing year 2008-09, China is projected to account for 55 percent of U.S. export sales of soybeans. Total U.S. soybean exports to China last year were 18.7 million metric tons (686 million bushels). That amount is slightly larger than Indiana’s and Illinois’ 2008 soybean production combined.”Soybean exports to China are extremely significant to the heartland here in the United States,” Kemper said. “In my farming operation, every fourth row goes to China.”last_img read more

September 16

Fire departments offer training for disasters

first_imgLocal residents can learn to protect their families and neighbors during disasters by taking Community Emergency Response Team training in the next few months.The classes last 20 or more hours and cost $25 to $30.The Vancouver Fire Department is offering evening classes beginning Thursday. Those interested can call Sheila Stark at 360-901-7288 or Bob Smith at 360-487-7211.Saturday morning-to-afternoon classes taught by Fire District 6 begin Feb. 26. Call spokeswoman Dawn Johnson at 360-356-6040 or e-mail dawn.johnson@ccfd6.org.East County Fire & Rescue is offering morning and evening classes that begin April 8 and those interested may call 360-834-4908.CERT classes, taught by fire officials, cover disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, psychology, terrorism awareness and light urban search and rescue, and end with a disaster drill, according to a bulletin from Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, which operates the countywide 911 system.In a major earthquake, flood or other disaster, regular rescuers might not be able to respond everywhere at once, so folks should have enough food, water, medical supplies and other resources to last at least three days, officials say. The training can help regular citizens and their families survive and rescue trapped or injured victims.last_img read more

September 16

Critics of bridge plan to speak at forum Saturday

first_imgBridging the Gaps, a forum on the Columbia River Crossing set for Saturday, will feature bridge critics, including economist Joe Cortright and a representative of the Cascade Policy Institute, plus other speakers. Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke will also be in attendance.Topics will include gaps in transportation priorities, new bridges, spending accountability, funding, oversight, citizen input, a vote and transparency. There will also be time for public input and comments.The event is sponsored by U.S. Digital and couv.com, both owned by anti-bridge activist David Madore.Bridging the Gaps will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the LifePoint Campus, 305 N.E. 192nd Ave. For more information, visit http://www.couv.com/crc.last_img

September 16

Warrant issued for one defendant in buttslapping case

first_imgA 16-year-old accused of brandishing a knife during a confrontation with a jogger was due in court Friday to face charges of displaying a dangerous weapon and being a minor in possession of alcohol.But Michael A. Huston didn’t show up to Clark County Juvenile Court, so authorities requested a warrant for his arrest. Huston was one of two teens who allegedly accosted a jogger June 15 on the Padden Parkway path. Priscilla Dang, the 23-year-old jogger, said another teen with Huston, now identified as Josiah Sullivan, 18, of Vancouver, slapped her buttocks.Dang said she then confronted the teens when Huston called her a derogatory term. This triggered Dang to hit him in the mouth because “she was fearful of the two males,” according to court documents.During the tussle with Huston, he allegedly displayed a 3-inch pocketknife, Dang later told deputies, according to court documents. A passerby stopped and called 911. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they said Huston smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred, according to court documents.“Huston was administered a portable breathalyzer test, which registered a .176,” according to a probable cause affidavit by probation counselor D. Randy Reed.Reed also wrote in the affidavit that Huston had a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey in his backpack. Huston, of Vancouver, was released to the custody of his parents; Sullivan was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, a gross misdemeanor, for the alleged butt-slapping.last_img read more

September 16

Audit Washington caregivers failed background checks

first_imgOLYMPIA — Nearly two dozen people who failed criminal background checks were allowed to work with developmentally disabled clients in Washington state.State auditors released their findings Wednesday, saying that some businesses hired the 23 caregivers even though they had past legal problems involving assault, theft, drug charges, abuse and financial exploitation. Officials said it wasn’t clear whether the caregivers had unsupervised access to the clients but assumed it happened in some cases.Auditors say the state does not have the staff to review the results of all background checks. The state has responded to the audit, saying it is working to conduct background check training for service providers, reviewing background check compliance and updating policies.last_img

September 16

Kerry heads to Cairo sharpens criticism of Hamas

first_imgWASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.The State Department said Kerry would leave early Monday for Egypt where he will join diplomatic efforts to resume a truce that had been agreed to in November 2012. In a statement Sunday evening, department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called the U.S. and international partners “deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation, and the loss of more innocent life.” The Obama administration has toned down its earlier rebuke of Israel for attacks on the Gaza Strip that have killed civilians, including children, although both President Barack Obama and Kerry expressed concern about the rising death toll. The U.S. will urge the militant Palestinian group to accept a cease-fire agreement that would halt nearly two weeks of fighting with Israel. More than 430 Palestinians and 20 Israelis have been killed in that time.Cairo has offered a cease-fire plan that is backed by the U.S. and Israel. But Hamas has rejected the Egyptian plan and is relying on governments in Qatar and Turkey for an alternative proposal. Qatar and Turkey have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is also linked to Hamas but banned in Egypt.last_img read more

September 16

David Green resigns as Silver Heritage Chairman

first_img Silver Heritage halts preparation of financial statements on a going concern basis as sale looms Load More His role will be temporarily filled by Matthew Hunter, who joined the board as an independent director in December 2014.Green’s departure comes less than five months after the company launched casino operations at its US$52 million Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in Nepal, located just eight kilometres from the Indian border.Last month Silver Heritage announced losses of US$1.1 million for the first three months of 2018 but has also seen its Nepal revenues increasing, with record GGR of US$460,000 through the first 28 days of April compared with US$911,000 in January, February and March combined. Buyer search no longer exclusive as main Silver Heritage candidate misses second deposit deadline RelatedPosts Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August David Green has stepped down from his role as Chairman of Australian-listed casino operator Silver Heritage Group with immediate effect.In a Monday afternoon filing, Silver Heritage said that Green had tendered his resignation “for both personal reasons and also to enable him to focus upon other business interests.”last_img read more

September 16

Suncity Groups Andrew Lo joins Summit Ascent board

first_img Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase The 39-year-old is an executive director and Chief Investment Officer of Suncity Group where he oversees much of the company’s business development operations. He is also responsible for corporate management, mergers and acquisitions.Suncity Group, which holds a 3.29% stake in Summit Ascent, is best known as Macau’s leading junket operator although it has recently begun expanding into casino operations and management.Suncity will open its first IR, Hoiana in central Vietnam of which it owns 34%, in 2019 and also announced recently an agreement with Golden Sun Sky Entertainment Co to provide both pre-opening and casino management services for an under-construction casino resort in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Hong Kong-listed Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd, the controlling stakeholder of Russian integrated resort Tigre de Cristal in the Primorye special economic zone, has named Suncity Group executive director Andrew Lo as its newest board member.Lo has been appointed a non-executive director for an initial period of three years, Summit Ascent said, starting from 12 December 2018 and continuing through until 2021. It added that he won’t be paid any director’s fee but will be reimbursed for any reasonable expenses accrued as a result of his duties. Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September RelatedPostslast_img read more

September 15

EAP cases dealing with employee anxiety increase by 74

first_imgThe number of employee anxiety cases dealt with through employee assistance programmes (EAPs) increased by 74% between 2012 and 2014, according to data from Workplace Options.Its research, which surveyed EAP data from over 100,000 employees in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America, also found that the number of cases dealing with employee depression increased by 58% between 2012 and 2014.The research also found:The number of cases dealing with employee stress increased by 28% between 2012 and 2014.Combined, employee depression, stress and anxiety accounted for 83% of all emotional health cases in 2014 compared to 55% in 2012.Respondents seeking legal referrals accounted for 10% of all cases in 2012 compared with 15% in 2014.42% of cases were related to personal emotional health issues in 2014, compared to 38% in 2013.The number of respondents seeking financial assistance from their EAP increased from 4% in 2012 to 6% in 2014.Regional analysis found:EAP cases in Asia relating to depression increased by 73% between 2012 and 2014, compared to 42% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), 26% in North America and 55% in Central and South America.EAP cases in the EMEA region relating to stress increased by 27% between 2012 and 2014 compared to 41% in Central and South America, 33% in North America and 20% in Asia.EAP cases in North America relating to anxiety increased by 71% between 2012 and 2014, compared to 23% in Central and North America, 32% in Asia and 84% in the EMEA region.Dean Debham, chief executive officer at Workplace Options, said: “Serious mental health issues can have a devastating effect on organisations around the world. What this analysis means for businesses around the world is that if your employees’ emotional wellbeing wasn’t already on the top of your list of priorities, it needs to be.“While the percentage of cases dealing with personal emotional health issues is relatively unchanged, the issues we’re dealing with have become much more severe over the past three years.“This can mean a couple of different things. More and more employees across the world are obviously struggling with very serious emotional health issues, but the silver lining is that among those struggling, more and more appear to be willing to reach out for help.”last_img read more

September 15

EXCLUSIVE Poll reveals pain points in dental health benefits strategies

first_imgA poll conducted by Unum among delegates at Employee Benefits Live 2018, which took place on 2 and 3 October 2018, has revealed that although 94% of respondents agreed oral health is an important component of a health and wellbeing strategy, 44% of employers do not offer dental cover.Andrew Bower, managing director of Unum Dental, said: “This gap in cover shows there’s a discrepancy in perception and reality, and more should be done to understand what obstacles prevent employers from offering this important cover.”The pulse survey also revealed that 23% of organisations see a dental cover take-up rate of between 1% and 5%, while 21% have a level of take up between 6% and 15%. The majority (88%) of respondents stated they would be interested in practical advice and tips from providers to help improve interest among employees to get the best return on investment.Bower said: “Take-up rates continue to be an area where employers require help. [Employers need] a tailored enrolment and communications programme to ensure they’re communicating clearly, effectively and efficiently to get the best results.”When asked about possible new or non-standard features of dental care they thought would appeal most to their employees, more than two-thirds (67%) selected access to teeth-whitening services, 21% opted for adult orthodontics, and 12% cited cover for employees’ parents.Bower said: “Surveying attendees of Employee Benefits Live 2018 enabled us to get feedback on Unum’s recent product innovations. We were also able to prove our hypothesis about a potential new feature we’re currently piloting to enhance our offering and add even more value to our products.”He added: “We’re thrilled to have a vehicle like Employee Benefits Live, which offers a unique opportunity to meet with senior decision makers and engage with existing and potential new clients. The next step, of course, is to incorporate that feedback into our solutions to ensure we’re adding the most value to employers and their employees as we innovate and enhance our offering.”last_img read more

September 15

Man hospitalized after shootout at SWMD Burger King

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man was hospitalized and later taken into custody with two others after, officials said, shots were fired outside a Burger King in Southwest Miami-Dade, Tuesday afternoon.According to Miami-Dade Police, an altercation between three patrons led to a shootout in the parking lot of the restaurant, located at 11595 SW 40 St., shortly before 1 p.m.“I come here at night with my children. I just came from Publix, and it’s incredible to know that could happen at any time — especially during the day,” said one man.Two suspects, identified as 20-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and 26-year-old Enrique Santana, entered the restaurant and “engaged in disorderly and disrespectful behavior,” according to police.On their way out of the restaurant, the two men exchanged words with 59-year-old Jorge Rodriguez, who was standing outside.Police said Rodriguez and Santana got into their vehicle and brandished a firearm at Rodriguez, who retrieved his own gun from his vehicle. Shots were fired as the two younger suspects circled the parking lot.7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene where a dark Volkswagen sedan could be seen parked in the middle of Bird Road with its doors open and window shattered. Jorge was rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center with a laceration to his back. He was later released. All three were arrested.“Good. At least they caught him,” said one woman.Bird Road was shut down until 8 p.m. while police investigated the scene.The two suspects are set to make a bond court appearance sometime Wednesday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Bartender at concert stayed with victim so he wouldnt die alone

first_imgLAS VEGAS (WSVN) — One of the victims who died at the shooting at a Las Vegas country concert spent his final hours with a bartender, who said she wanted to make sure he did not die alone.Heather Gooze was bartending at the Route 91 Festival when the gunman opened fire from a high-rise hotel next door. She said people began dragging injured victims through the bar to a makeshift triage center on a nearby street.“Everybody was running out the door and something wouldn’t let me go,” said Gooze.Gooze saw a man who had been shot in the head and she comforted him, holding his hand. She said within 10 minutes, she knew that he was dying and there was nothing anyone could do to save him. As she sat with the man, his cellphone rang. It was a friend, checking to see if he was OK.“And he said, ‘Is he hurt?’ And I said, yes, he’s hurt. And he’s like, ‘Is he…’ and he just kind of stopped. And I said, he didn’t make it,” said Gooze. “I didn’t want him to just be a no-named body. I knew who he was and now I had an obligation to make sure that everybody knew who he was,” said Gooze.Jordan was identified by officials as 23-year-old Jordan McIldoon, of British Columbia. His parents issued a statement thanking first responders and the people who stayed with him as he died.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The man’s friend gave Gooze his name: Jordan. His cellphone rang again and it was Jordan’s mother. Gooze spoke with her and told her what had happened to her son. Gooze also got Jordan’s girlfriend’s phone number so she could talk to her. She was on lockdown at a nearby hotel after running to safety.“I told her I was here, I’ve been with him this whole time, I promise you I will not leave him,” said Gooze. She said she sat with him for the next four hours and she hopes she could give Jordan’s loved ones some small comfort. last_img read more

September 15

Fort Lauderdale to pay 10 displaced homeless people affected by Stranahan Park

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Several displaced homeless people affected by a cleanup of Stranahan Park in Fort Lauderdale will soon receive a settlement payment from the city.The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city for clearing out a homeless encampment near Stranahan Park in 2017.A settlement was eventually reached to pay 10 displaced residents who accused the city of unlawfully seizing their belongings.The 10 displaced residents will be splitting a settlement payment of $40,000.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

September 15

Police hand out flyers hoping to find driver in fatal hitandrun of

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Police officers passed out flyers in hopes of finding the driver behind the wheel of a fatal hit-and-run of an elderly man in Northwest Miami Dade.Seventy-six-year-old Eniste Rigobert was killed on Feb. 8 in the area of Northwest 10th Avenue and 106th Street.“We’re just asking somebody to step up, perhaps somebody saw something,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Lee Cowart said. “We’re handing out flyers here. The detectives are handing out flyers and trying to get the neighborhood involved in this.”Miami-Dade Police investigators describe the vehicle they are searching for as a 1999 to 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban or Tahoe with front-end damage.If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more