A One Million Dollar Logo

first_imgWhat follows is a true story.The salesperson called his contact after learning that he lost the big opportunity for which he and his company were competing. After a long bid process and a tough competition, the low bidder was awarded the business. The salesperson wanted to understand why his prospect chose the low bidder and what he could have done differently to convey the value that he and his company created.There were four finalists. The first three finalists had prices between 1.7 million dollars and 1.9 million dollars. While $200,000 is no small sum of money, it isn’t enough of a difference to disqualify any of the bids; they’re all reasonable, and they all create value for the client.The low bidder’s price was around $800,000. That gap is too large to understand. There is a major difference in price, and that means there is a major difference in the value being created.The salesperson pressed their prospect to understand how they justified choosing a price so much lower, that the business couldn’t be done for that price. The contact told him this story.The contact called the bidding company and asked them why their price was so much lower. He asked whether they could profitably take the business at that price. The salesperson from the winning company told the contact that they were in fact going to lose approximately $1,000,000 by taking the business, but that it was worth it in order to be able to use the prospective company’s logo in their marketing material. (It is a logo that you would recognize, for sure)Assume a 15% gross margin in this business is customary. The winning bidder needs that logo to equate to $6,650,000 in new business to pay for the $1,000,000 they are losing by taking the business.I am certain that the winning bidder sees this as an investment. How do you see it?QuestionsWhat do large price differences indicate when it comes to quality and service?How do your client’s perceive a very low price? How should they perceive the lowest price?How do you provide your clients with the confidence that you can serve them without showing them logos of the companies you serve? (Not always a bad idea, in my experience)What happens to clients who underinvest in the results they need? What happens to sales organizations that don’t capture enough of the value they create to serve their clients?Was the logo worth $1,000,000? Will it equate to $6,500,000 in new sales?last_img read more

Love Jihad on the cover of RSS mouthpieces ahead of UP bypolls

first_imgTara Sahdev and Ranjit Kumar KohliDespite the BJP dropping plans to discuss Love Jihad at a meeting in Uttar Pradesh last month, the party’s ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has put the controversial issue on the covers of Panchjanya and Organiser, its Hindi and English mouthpieces, respectively.The Organiser cover features a photograph of Ranchi-based shooter, Tara Sahdev, who has accused her husband, Ranjit Kumar Kohli aka Rakibul Hassan, of forcing her to convert to Islam. The caption next to her photo asks: “Love Jihad Reality of Rhetoric?”The more provocative Panchjanya cover has the photograph of a man wearing a kaffiyah (traditional Arab headdress) sporting a beard in the shape of a heart and sunglasses with a reflection of red hearts on them. “Pyar andha ya dhandha”, says the cover. The Hindi text with the photograph says, “The story of Tara (Sahdev) forced to become Sara in Jharkhand has exposed the business of Jihad in the name of love. It is being said that the money from Gulf nations is the source of Love Jihad.”This is the first time the RSS has addressed the issue of Love Jihad which refers to the alleged phenomenon of forced or deceitful conversion of Hindu women to Islam by Muslim men. Hindu groups affiliated to the RSS, like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal, the Hindu Jagran Manch and Dharm Jagran Manch, have campaigned in the region on the issue.The two cover stories came a week ahead of the crucial bypolls to 11 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, scheduled on September 13. Opposition parties have accused the BJP of fanning communal tension to polarise voters in the areas that vote next week.advertisementOn Thursday, the Allahabad High Court asked for replies from the UP government and the Election Commission of India to a PIL seeking a ban on the use of Love Jihad as a term. The PIL also asked for a ban on BJP leaders Kalraj Mishra and Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for the bypolls.last_img read more

Tough to understand how ICC has a problem: RP Singh on MS Dhoni glove controversy

first_imgFormer India fast bowler RP Singh has backed MS Dhoni wearing wicketkeeping gloves with the Indian Army’s Special Forces insignia on them even as the International Cricket Council (ICC) asked the former captain to get rid of the symbol.Dhoni was seen wearing his green wicketkeeping gloves with the Balidaan badge during India’s opening match of the World Cup 2019 against South Africa, which they won by 6 wickets on Wednesday.The gesture was well received in India but the ICC objected to the symbol and turned down BCCI’s request to allow MS Dhoni to wear an army crest on his wicket-keeping gloves.Tough for me to understand how @msdhoni’s on field gesture on his glove is a problem to @ICC. His fans have taken inspiration out of it and he himself is a respected Lt.Col, really strange, RP Singh tweeted.Tough for me to understand how @msdhoni’s on field gesture on his glove is a problem to @ICC. His fans have taken inspiration out of it and he himself is a respected Lt.Col, really strange.#MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/sp1vyyi8VgR P Singh (@rpsingh) June 7, 2019The ICC rules and guidelines don’t allow cricketers to wear, display or otherwise convey messages through arm bands or other items affixed to clothing or equipment (Personal Messages) unless approved in advance by both the player or team official’s Board and the ICC Cricket Operations Department.Dhoni therefore, will have to get rid of the gloves or remove the symbol before India’s next match against Australia at the Oval in London on June 9.advertisementThe Indian team it seems, is keeping a safe distance from the controversy and focussing solely on the match against the defending champions.Sources in the Indian team have revealed that they did not even know that the issue surrounding MS Dhoni’s gloves had become a huge controversy back home. The players are totally removed from it and all they are focussed on the game.Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is also certain that Team India would not be distracted because of the entire controversy surrounding Dhoni’s controversy.This team is focused on winning the World Cup. They know MS Dhoni will deal with it. As far as I am concerned, as long as he keeps affecting those quick stumpings and keeps taking those brilliant catches, whether he is wearing gloves or not does not matter to me. What he wears and what he does not, I don’t give a toss, Gavaskar told India Today.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Unfazed by MS Dhoni gloves row, India focussed on Australia matchAlso Watch:last_img read more



Analyst Names The “Worst” Coach In The SEC

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hand with head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hand with head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers after the Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Auburn Tigers 55 to 44. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re less than three months away from the start of the college football season. In less than two months, teams will be starting training camp.Where does that leave us now? With plenty of offseason chatter and rankings.This week, Athlon Sports ranked every coach in the SEC heading into the 2018 season.Who’s the worst coach in the league? Ole Miss’ Matt Luke.From Athlon Sports:Luke is the ideal coach to lead the Ole Miss program and landed the full-time job after guiding the Rebels to a 6-6 record as the interim last fall. He’s a native of Gulfport, Miss., played at Ole Miss from 1995-98 and worked as an assistant in Oxford from 2002-05 and again from ’12-16. In between those stints as an assistant for the Rebels, Luke coached at Tennessee (2006-07) and Duke (2008-11). After a successful 2017 season as the interim coach, Luke was promoted to the full-time role following Ole Miss’ victory over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. The Rebels won three games in SEC play and lost two others by a touchdown or less. After a successful stint as the interim coach, can Luke successfully make the difficult transition to the full-time leader?As the write-up hints, Luke has his work cut out for him at Ole Miss. It might not be fair to rank him here because the situation he inherited is a mess, but that’s where Athlon put him.You can view the full rankings here.last_img read more

Rental vacancy rates increase across BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In 2018, the rental vacancy rate has gone up across British Columbia.In a report released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, it says that the average apartment vacancy rate in B.C. has increased to 1.4 percent in 2018 from 1.3 percent in 2017.Meanwhile, the report says vacancy rates in Northeast B.C. declined again in 2018 after peaking in 2016 following a broad-based pullback in commodity prices, particularly oil and natural gas. Despite some downward movement, vacancy rates in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek remain elevated at 16.7 percent and 9.0 percent; the highest percentages within the Peace. These rates are down from 19.2 percent and 11.7 percent.These high vacancy rates are expected to drop within the next year as oil and natural gas projects start returning to the Peace.CMHC conducts the survey based on telephone interviews and site visits, from information provided by owners, managers, or building superintendents. The survey is conducted during the first two weeks of October, and the results reflect market conditions at that time.last_img read more

Huawei debuts latest advanced chipset for smartphone

BERLIN — China’s Huawei has unveiled a new advanced chipset ahead of the upcoming launch of its latest flagship smartphone even as uncertainty hangs over whether the device can use Google’s Android.Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Richard Yu, showed off the Kirin 990 chipset at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin on Friday.Optimized for new 5G networks and packing 10 billion transistors into its fingernail size, the Kirin 990 will be the brain powering the Mate 30 phone.Huawei, the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker, plans to hold a global launch for the phone in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 19.But with the U.S.-China trade war raging, it’s unclear whether the device can use the Android operating system. Sanctions bar U.S. companies from selling technology to Huawei without government approval.The Associated Press read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2017 2:32 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,148.53, down 1.07 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 13 cents, or 4.98 per cent, to $2.48 on 9.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down 24 cents, or 7.50 per cent, to $2.96 on 7.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 30 cents, or 3.18 per cent, to $9.14 on 7.07 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 42 cents, or 3.77 per cent, to $10.72 on 7.05 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 51 cents, or 2.10 per cent, to $23.76 on 4.5 million shares.Spartan Energy Corp. (TSX:SPE). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 2.58 per cent, to $1.89 on 3.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Amaya Inc. (TSX:AYA). Online gaming. Down 22 cents, or 0.94 per cent, to $23.19 on 214,913 shares. CEO Rafi Ashkenazi told reporters Wednesday after the company’s annual meeting that it has its eyes set on India as it looks to grow its online poker business. Shareholders also approved a name change and headquarters relocation to Toronto. Amaya will become The Stars Group in August when its TSX symbol will also change.Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Down 48 cents, or 0.51 per cent, to $93.28 on 2.3 million shares. The bank says it is cutting 450 jobs, primarily from its head office locations in the Greater Toronto Area as it tries to revamp its business in light of shifting client preferences. Royal says it consolidates its business where needed in order to reinvest in areas such as digital, data, new technology and high-growth business areas.Sears Canada (TSX:SCC). Department stores. Down 18 cents, or 22.50 per cent, to 62 cents on 255,195 shares. Bloomberg, citing unnamed people it said were familiar with the matter, reported that the company is preparing to seek court protection from creditors within weeks and that the business could be sold off in pieces. The Toronto-based retailer and its American counterpart have been suffering from dwindling sales for years as a result of changes to consumer buying patterns and new competition, particularly from online shopping. read more

Amid spreading cholera outbreak UN migration agency aids South Sudanese

The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it deployed a rapid response team to Jonglei late last month, to support local health partners and try to contain the outbreak.“Conditions are extremely difficult for families in Jiech,” said Carol Kipsang, an IOM health officer and nurse, referring to a town in Ayad County. More than 230 people are affected there.“We met one mother who was caring for her new born and her sister’s child, after her sister died from cholera two weeks ago in her community. The young mother walked one hour to the IOM clinic to receive treatment for the children and seek nutritional support for her malnourished daughter.”The UN agency launched its response after 140 suspected cases of cholera were reported in Ayod during the first weeks of April, threatening the population of some 175,000 people.“Access to Ayod is difficult during the rainy season, and its proximity to the Nile River increases its vulnerability to outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as cholera,” IOM said, noting also the ongoing crisis in Jonglei and the lack of health workers and medical supplies.The majority of suspected cholera cases in Ayod come from communities living in cattle camps along the river. Since the cholera outbreak was declared in June 2016, more than 7,200 cases of cholera have been reported, including 229 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the South Sudan Ministry of Health.The disease is also reportedly spreading through swamp water, with millions of people displaced and moving through the swamps to avoid fighters.WHO has provided response kits, medication and equipment for oral rehydration points and cholera treatment units. read more

Winston Churchill was probably sexually abused as a boy House of Cards

Michael Dobbs Chalke Valley, a "living history" festival Churchill began boarding at St George’s in 1882, aged just seven. The school was founded five years earlier by The Reverend Herbert William Sneyd-Kynnersley as a boys’ Prep School. However, Sneyd-Kynnersley, the son of a Birmingham magistrate who as headmaster taught Latin and Greek, was well known for severely floggings his pupils, including Churchill.Lord Dobbs, who was Chief of Staff under Margaret Thatcher, said: “His first days at his first school – St George’s in Ascot – run by a Reverend Sneyd-Kynnersley, a man who was brutish in his violence even by Victorian standards.“Winston was one day found to have stolen a packet of sugar. For that crime he was taken to the headmaster’s study and thrashed. He had to be broken. Winston Churchill offers his most famous salute in later life Winston Churchill offers his most famous salute in later life Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “He was stripped, held down over a beating block, and thrashed and thrashed again until the blood was coming from the wounds. And, it was only after this appalling treatment was discovered by his nanny that his parents eventually took him from this school.” Michael Dobbs Explaining how as a novelist he began his research “from inside the head” of his subject, the peer said: “Before I got to grips with Winston, I wanted to know who the man was. What made him react, what made him joyful, what drove him on? He was a driven man. He was obsessive in many ways. Churchill, aged 19, in the uniform of the Fourth Queen’s Own Hussars Chalke Valley, a “living history” festivalCredit:Tom Pilston Churchill, aged 19, in the uniform of the Fourth Queen's Own Hussars “But, Winston wasn’t like the rest of us. After he recovered from that thrashing he found an opportunity to sneak back into that headmaster’s study and stole the headmaster’s straw boater, that he used for official occasions.“He took that straw boater – the sign of authority – to the woods and for one glorious afternoon kicked the crap out of it. Not bad for an eight year old boy who had just been so cruelly abused.“Winston wasn’t like most of us. There was something inside him. In that eight year old boy I could see some of the origins of the 65 year old man.” Churchill was removed from the school in 1884 and went Brunswick School in Hove where his academic performance improved. He eventually went to Harrow.“Sneyd-Kynnersley was trying to break this young boy. That was when he developed a nervous stutter. He became a very sickly young boy. Had it been done to me I would have said, ‘Look, what is it I have to do to stop this?’ “You don’t become great by being nice and kind and cuddly. You become great by doing things that other people simply don’t have the gumption or having the opportunity to do.“I felt it necessary to understand the young child. He didn’t have a difficult childhood – he had an impossible childhood.“He was neglected, he was abused physically, emotionally and probably sexually too.” Winston Churchill, Britain’s most famous Prime Minister and greatest wartime leader, was “probably sexually abused”, the novelist Lord Dobbs has claimed. The Conservative peer, who has researched the life of Churchill and written numerous fictional novels about the politician’s time in office, made the allegation while giving a talk entitled ‘Churchill: the origins of greatness’.Although, he did not say who may have abused Churchill, Lord Dobbs gave a vivid account of how at the age of eight Churchill was stripped naked by the founder of his boys’ school and repeatedly thrashed.The experience at St George’s School in Ascot, Berkshire, was said to have left him both physically and emotionally scarred.Lord  Dobbs, the author of the famous House of Cards political thriller series, told Chalke Valley History Festival in Wiltshire: “He [Churchill] was neglected, he was abused physically, emotionally and probably sexually too.” read more

Alesha MacPhail Teenager charged with rape and murder of girl 6 on

Police stand outside Greenock Sheriff Court where a 16 year old is due to appear in connection with the death of Alesha MacPhail  The murder investigation was launched on the Isle of ButeCredit:Jeff J Mitchell /Getty Police stand outside Greenock Sheriff Court where the teenager appearedCredit:John Linton /PA The murder investigation was launched on the Isle of Bute Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A teenager has been charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail who was found dead on the Isle of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court on Friday afternoon. He entered no plea during the private court appearance.The suspect was arrested two days after the body of Alesha, six, was discovered in woodland near her grandparents’ home.Alesha was at the start of a three-week break visiting family on Bute in the Firth of Clyde, west of Glasgow, when she was reported missing in the early hours of Monday. Her body was found a few hours later.A murder investigation was launched following the results of a post-mortem examination. He arrived in a security van that reversed in the back door of Greenock Sheriff Court on Friday morning.On Thursday, Detective Superintendent Stuart Houston said Alesha’s family had shown “incredible bravery through what has been an unimaginable ordeal”, and he thanked local people on Bute for their assistance in the investigation. The 16-year-old was arrested two days after the six-year-old was discovered in woodland near her grandparents’ home.He appeared in front of Sheriff McIntyre in Greenock charged with murder and an offence under section 18 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, which covers the rape of a young child.He was remanded in custody ahead of a second court appearance later in July. read more

Sam Raimi Suit Finally Comes To SpiderMan PS4

first_imgStay on target Jake Gyllenhaal Avoids Questions About Mysterio in Sinister SixSony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man Split Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is freaking fantastic. It’s like they made three of my favorite movies (Creed, Spider-Man 2, and Speed Racer) into the same movie. I still think Static Shock is the actual best Black Spider-Man but this version of Miles Morales comes awfully close. Plus John Mulaney plays a pig. I loved it, as did MovieBob and apparently everyone else on the planet.But Spider-Verse will probably never be my favorite my Spider-Man movie if only because it relies so much on tapping into pre-existing affection for Spider-Man iconography. And I personally first fell in love with that iconography growing up with Sam Raimi’s masterful live-action Spider-Man movies, a depiction of the character and his universe so fantastic that frankly no one has been able to top it since. That version of the character is finally swinging back onto our screens with a new suit in Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.Spider-Man PS4 launched with a bunch of gorgeous alternate costumes inspired by various bits of Spidey history. That cel-shaded outfit is honestly one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in a video game. And the DLC episodes introduced even more webhead threads.However, as the months went by the community kept wondering about a potential Raimi-inspired suit coming to the game. To be blunt, some folks were also getting a bit aggressive and entitled demanding developers at Insomniac work over the holidays for a skin they had never promised. Real fans of Raimi Spider-Man know not to act like harassing jerks about a suit or the size of puddles.That’s all in the past now though because starting today Spider-Man PS4 owners can download the Raimi suit as a free holiday gift. Finally, you can swing around New York City with your awesome raised web texture, angular spider logos, and pointier eyes. It’s a real nostalgia trip and the closest thing we’ll get to a new Tobey Maguire movie in 2018.For more on Spider-Man here’s why Spider-Man 3 is still the best Venom movie, check out these Spider-Man gifts, and read about how Sony is trying to patent Spider-Verse’s arresting animation style.last_img read more

UAE wants to show the nations global sporting credentials

first_imgThe country will host the FIFA Club World Cup in December in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain; so far four teams are qualified: Real Madrid, Chivas de Guadalajara, Team Wellington and Al-AinThe United Arab Emirates will host the FIFA Club World Cup in December, and Abu Dhabi wants to amplify the country’s international credentials for supporting world-class sportings events, reported Emirates New Agency WAM on Sunday.“The FIFA Club World Cup is now intrinsically linked to Abu Dhabi since the emirate has hosted three previous editions and we’ve done a good job as far as FIFA, sponsors, teams, and fans are concerned. All of the feedback from previous years has been overwhelmingly positive,” Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi said.videoOFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.The tournament will take place between December 12th to the 22nd, with eight matches played between the cities of Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. The competition will feature continental club champions from six FIFA confederations: Europe (UEFA), Oceania (OFC), Africa (CAF), Asia (AFC), South America (CONMEBOL), North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and host team Al Ain FC.“Personally, I would love to see a really popular team from Africa – perhaps an Egyptian team – because it would really boost attendances in specific matches at the start of the tournament. In terms of Asia, we’re hoping for a confederation champion that corresponds with a large community living in Abu Dhabi. This is key to maximizing attendance from fans living in the UAE,” added Al Romaithi.A FIFA delegation will visit the country in September to check out the infrastructure available for the tournament, such as stadiums and training pitches, but according to Al Romaithi, the local organization team is already one step ahead.last_img read more

MTS to increase frequency of some of its busiest bus routes around

first_img January 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, MTS to increase frequency of some of its busiest bus routes around San Diego SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Metropolitan Transit System officials Thursday announced it will increase the frequency of some of its busiest bus routes beginning next week.Under MTS’s Transit Optimization Plan, more than 30 routes will have a frequency of 15 minutes or quicker by the time the plan is fully implemented in June at a cost of $2 million, according to the agency.On Jan. 28, MTS will roll out the first changes on some its most frequently traveled routes. Among them is Route 3, which services Hillcrest, Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter, which will see weekday frequency increase from 15 to 12 minutes and Sunday frequency increased from 60 minutes to 30 minutes.Route 5, which services downtown, Stockton, Chollas View and Euclid, will see its weekday frequency increased from 15 to 12 minutes.Route 950, which links Otay Mesa and Iris Avenue Station, will now run every 10 minutes during morning peak hours.Other routes are being split in two to increase reliability.“We know that frequency and speed of service are the keys for our current riders and attracting new riders,”  MTS Chief Executive Paul Jablonski said. “We are investing into our system to make it as convenient and efficient as possible. Hundreds of thousands of people already choose transit every day. We’re working hard to make our system an even more attractive choice for people all over the San Diego region.”A complete list of changes can be viewed at www.sdmts.com/TOP. Posted: January 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Dr Jennifer Campbell discusses her goals for San Diegos District 2

first_img December 16, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Campbell discusses her goals for San Diego’s District 2 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 16, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego’s District 2 has a new City Council member.Dr. Jennifer Campbell joined us Sunday morning on Good Morning San Diego to talk about her goals and priorities for the district. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Armed robbery reported in Battle Ground

first_imgAn armed robbery happened at 600 S.W. Eaton Boulevard in Battle Ground at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, officials said.Bonnie Gilberti. the public information officer for the city of Battle Ground. said a firearm was used, property was taken from a person and no one was hurt. She also said Battle Ground police are seeking three suspects.last_img

Car found in Northeast MiamiDade lake

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews are on the scene of a car that was found in a lake in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to 193rd Drive and 53rd Place, sometime before 7 a.m., Monday.The silver car was barely visible above water.7Skyforce flew over the scene as Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s dive team was in the water searching for possible victims.Officials later determined the vehicle was not occupied.It remains unknown how the vehicle ended up in the water.An investigation is underway. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Future of Fox Spring still unclear

first_imgThe fate of a state owned public water source north of Fairbanks remains in limbo.  The Fox Spring is a popular place for locals to get their drinking water, but the state wants to divest of the property to eliminate rising maintenance costs for the aging well.  Sale to a neighboring landowner is in the works, while a citizens group explores other options.Listen Now Fox Spring (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of TransportationThe deadline for public comment on sale of the Fox Spring is Friday. The Alaska Department of DOT spokeswoman Meadow Bailey said the sale to a neighboring property owner is not a done deal in light of citizens fighting to preserve public ownership.”People have commented about the desire to keep this well open and available for public use and we are very committed to helping that happen,” Bailey said.Under state law, the closest neighbor, gets first right of refusal if land goes up for sale. Fox Spring neighbor Patrick Kohl said he’d rather the land and spring stay with the state, and is only interested in acquiring the property as a buffer for his land. He emphasizes that even if the sale goes through, he wants the water source to remain accessible to the public.”My neighbors use it here and I use it myself you know to get water,” Kohl said. “You know, as long as I can work out some kind of use that people are comfortable with, I have not problem with doin’ this.”The DOT resorted to private sale to Kohl after the North Star Borough and other public entities declined the Fox Spring. A task force, headed up by Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District is fighting to keep it in state hands.  Coordinator Joni Scharfenberg said the group wrote the Governor’s office seeking delay of the sale. She said they’ve been told the real estate transaction will proceed, but slowly, giving the task force time to work on public access options.”Trying to find out if this is or could be designated a historical site or a park some way and that way would be again a public entity,” Scharfenberg said.Scharfenberg said the task force is also investigating liability issues and ways to cover maintenance expenses.”People have suggested like a cooperative somehow,” Scharfenberg said. “Other people have suggested a membership. It was very interesting though when one of the public task force meetings was held, people said we don’t want people who can’t afford it to not be able to use it. So people were willing to pay but they weren’t going to make people who couldn’t afford it pay. But we don’t know how it’ll turn out in the end.”Scharfenberg said a similar public well in Salcha charges users 5 cents a gallon to cover maintenance costs. She said the task force is still trying to nail down exactly what annual expenses would be at the Fox Spring, where the well is expected to need work to maintain adequate water flow.last_img read more

Texas Attempt To Pass Bathroom Bill Inspires LGBT Candidates To Get On

first_imgGABRIEL C. PÉREZ / KUTMary Wilson, the pastor at Church of the Savior in Cedar Park, is one of several LGBT candidates running for office in Texas.More than 40 Texans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are running for public office this year. Advocates say this is an “unprecedented” number of candidates who are openly LGBT – and that this isn’t just backlash to Donald Trump’s election.Mary Wilson, who is gay, is among those candidates running for the first time.“One way I describe myself sometimes is bleeding-heart liberal,” she says.Like a lot of liberals, Wilson, the pastor at Church of the Savior in Cedar Park, has been pretty alarmed since Trump was elected – so alarmed that she’s running for Congress.“I just shook my head and I was like, ‘All right, what else can I do?’” she says. “I’ve been a teacher, I’ve been in education. And so the answer came to me as, like, ‘Well, I could run for office.’”Wilson is running against three other Democrats – Elliott McFadden, Joseph Kopser and Derrick Crowe – in the primary for Texas’ 21st Congressional District, the seat Republican Lamar Smith is vacating.Wilson was among the many advocates who testified against Senate Bill 6, known as the bathroom bill, in the state Legislature last year. Opponents argued the bill, which ultimately didn’t pass, would hurt transgender Texans.CREDIT MARJORIE KAMYS COTERA FOR THE TEXAS TRIBUNEPeople line up to testify before a state Senate committee on Senate Bill 6, known as the bathroom bill. Hundreds of people signed up to testify, many of them transgender. Share Wilson says she was concerned when she saw lawmakers vote for it even though so many people had asked them not to.“You know, you can have people line up for hours to testify, right? And then the committees will vote however they were going to vote,” she says, “as if no one had ever come to talk to them.”Chuck Smith, the CEO of Equality Texas, says he’s heard that story a lot.“I think that this is in response to what we experienced in 2017,” he says. “That being almost seven continuous months while the Legislature was in regular and special session targeting the LGBT community for discrimination.”Smith says there are indications there could be a wave of liberal voters showing up at the polls this year — and that some of these candidates could have a good shot of winning in November. That could change the dynamics of the Legislature.“It makes it more difficult for discriminatory legislation to be talked about in the third person or about people who are not in the room,” he says.last_img read more

Dressing up for the night

first_imgThe weather is slightly muggy and all that rain water makes it tough to wear the palazzos. Pants get splattered with mud in a matter of minutes. So while skirts and shorts are perfect for the season, night outs deserve a little more dressing up. A knee-length dress could be the answer to your monsoon dress-up woes however there are more options in a slip dress, a sleeveless dress with narrow straps, is usually worn by women as innerwear, but the same can now be flaunted at parties too.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Fashion designer Nicole Richie was spotted at one of the recent awards in a metallic bronze slip dress. To complement her look, she wore a red matt lipstick, chose bronze colour to do up her eyes and slicked back her hair.Femalefirst.co.uk picked out few options for you to choose.Lace insert slip dress: It is a knee length strappy slip dress with lace insert detail.Scoop back maxi: It is strappy maxi slip dress with scoop back detail in metallic fabric and side splits.Ruffled trimmed dress: Made of cotton, it has a scoop neck, an empire waist, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a short length hem with tiered ruffle trim. To work the look perfectly, wear minimum accessories and slip your feet into strappy heels and some season friendly makeup and you are all set to take over the evenings!last_img read more