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Three people killed in series of early morning crashes around San Diego

first_imgThree people killed in series of early morning crashes around San Diego Posted: June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Three people were killed in crashes on San Diego-area freeways early Saturday morning.The first crash was reported at 12:36 a.m. on state Route 52 at Convoy Street in the Kearny Mesa area. One person died, but no details were immediately available.At 4:21 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers responded to a crash on northbound Interstate 5 near the Cockleburr Road overpass, a couple miles north of the Oceanside Harbor Drive exit. One person was killed in that crash, according to the CHP.Another person died in a three-vehicle accident on eastbound state Route 94 near Federal Boulevard in Oak Park a little before 3:30 a.m., the CHP said. The crash involved a Honda Civic, a Hyundai Sonata and a motorcycle.That crash was under investigation for much of the morning, and only one lane was left open as authorities investigated the accident, snarling traffic back to the Interstate 805 interchange. All lanes were re-opened by 10:20 a.m. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 4:38 PMlast_img read more

City approves extended contract for homeless bridge shelters

first_img Posted: September 18, 2018 Sasha Foo, September 18, 2018 Sasha Foo Updated: 7:57 AMcenter_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) – San Diego’s City Council approved $8.4 million in new funding for the three homeless bridge shelters. Close to 700 men, women and children have been sheltered in the large industrial tents for the last nine months.Acting as the Housing Authority, the city council agreed Tuesday to terms of a 9 month contract extension with Alpha Project, Father Joe’s Villages, and Veterans Village. There are two big changes in the new contract. Spending increased by nearly $1 million in the new contract to pay for 14 additional full time positions. In recommendations from a third party evaluator called Focus Strategies, the evaluator said more case managers and housing specialists could help people make a faster transition from the tents to stable, more permanent housing.The contract also includes a revised goal for those who are in need of more permanent housing. In the previous contract, the target was to move 65% of shelter occupants into housing. The new agreement knocks that goal down to 30% which the evaluator considered more realistic. Mayor Kevin Faulconer conceded that the city does not have enough low cost housing, but he said the city has been successful in helping more than 330 people find housing since the tents opened. City approves extended contract for homeless bridge shelters Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Coast Guard good Samaritan rescue 2 boaters off Marathon

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. #BREAKING @USCG crews from Key West, Marathon and Miami, along with a good Sam rescue 2 people 3 miles N of Marathon!Read about the rescue https://t.co/BLyIII0wEF pic.twitter.com/5RSN9YpErw— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) May 21, 2018Coast Guard crews located the second victim about two miles from the capsized vessel and pulled him to safety.The victims, who were visiting from Chicago, were taken to a nearby hospital. MARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan came to the rescue of two men after their boat capsized off the Florida Keys, Monday morning.According to officials, the good Samaritan alerted the Coast Guard that he had found a 16-foot skiff capsized near John Sawyer Bank, about three miles north of Marathon, just after 11:45 a.m.The good Samaritan said he had pulled one of the victims from the water.last_img read more

Toy Story 4 shows how far Pixars animation has come

first_img Toy Story 4, in theaters now, brings back familiar characters like Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Jessie (Joan Cusack) alongside new toys like Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves), Forky (Tony Hale), Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key) and Bunny (Jordan Peele). Picking up where Toy Story 3 left off, Andy has passed his beloved toys to Bonnie, who’s getting ready to start kindergarten. She’s nervous about school, and Woody wants to help by tagging along, even though toys aren’t allowed. His decision ultimately leads the gang on a journey far from home as Woody does everything he can to keep Bonnie happy.Over the last two decades, advancements in Pixar’s animation tools have allowed it to create scenes and characters that wouldn’t have been possible in earlier films, such as Hank the octopus’ intricate movements in 2016’s Finding Dory and that opening rain scene in Toy Story 4. Still, Pixar has made sure to stay true to the look and feel of characters in each sequel. That’s no simple task. Because software evolves from movie to movie, filmmakers have to rebuild the characters every time.”If we try to use Toy Story 2 Woody, it’s like putting a CD-ROM into a Blu-ray player,” director Josh Cooley says. “It just wouldn’t work.”toystory45ce40d042d373We’re introduced to new characters like Forky in Toy Story 4. Disney/Pixar After re-creating the characters, animators enhance them and add far more detail. In Toy Story 4, for example, they added fibers and weave to Woody’s clothing, and characters like Andy have a more smooth, realistic appearance. Filmmakers reference previous films to ensure visual consistency and check that characters animate the same way they always have. “We’ve created this world,” says production designer Bob Pauley. “We don’t want to mess with it.”Raising the barToy Story 4, which lands in US theaters June 21, opens with a flashback scene from nine years ago showing pouring rain outside Andy’s house. The incredibly realistic storm scene wouldn’t have been possible in earlier films, Pauley says. In fact, in the first Toy Story movie, filmmakers wanted to create a rainstorm in the scene where Woody and Buzz are trapped in Sid’s room. But they were limited by both the technology and experience on the team.So they came up with a compromise. Instead of showing pouring rain outside, they created shots showing rain dripping on the window from inside the bedroom. That way, they could more vaguely illustrate that it was raining outside without having to create the droplets.”It was every bit as emotional and important to the storytelling, but we just used a creative way to not have to do rain,”  Pauley says.antique-01The antique shop features millions of objects. Disney/Pixar More advanced effects tools available today allowed Pixar to create realistic rain droplets in Toy Story 4’s opening sequence. Dust can also be added for atmosphere on floors, cabinets and rafters, and cobwebs add an ominous touch to darkened nooks and crannies. Shots of an antique mall were also an opportunity for Pixar to push its limits by creating millions of objects such as lamps, dishes and toys to create a realistic image of a crowded shop. 2 More Toy Story 1:49 Pixar’s Toy Story 4 brings new characters, cutting-edge… 2019 movies to geek out over Comments Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Tags Perhaps the biggest development since the first Toy Story is how images involving light are rendered. In the first film, creating a simple reflection off a mirror took about half a day to set up, says global technology supervisor Bill Reeves. Today, it’s essentially automated. A mirror simply has to be modeled with a reflective surface and tagged in the right way. Whereas before the work was in adding the reflections, the difficulty now lies in removing them if they’re distracting in a scene.Producer Jonas Rivera says they’ve pushed the bar on Toy Story 4, but they’ve also maintained visual consistency. “Our hope is that if you watched all [the movies] back to back, they would still have a continuity,” Rivera says. “You would definitely see the progression, but we worked hard in the art department in the way we shot the film to maintain that connectivity.”End of an era?Many critics and viewers thought Toy Story 3 was a perfect (albeit heartbreaking) ending to the film franchise. Which is why it came as a surprise to some people — including the filmmakers — that there would be a fourth installment. TOY STORY 4Enlarge ImageThe toys are back for another adventure — and maybe the last. Disney/Pixar “All of us have felt that each of these Toy Story movies were the end when they happened, so all of us are a little surprised even that we were making 4,” says producer Mark Nielsen. Still, Rivera, Nielsen and Cooley say this could in fact be the final Toy Story film. Even Tom Hanks, who voices Woody, has said Toy Story 4’s ending is “a moment in history.” (In other words: Get your tissues ready.) And, whatever it’s worth, he’s also said he could see there being a fifth film.”You never know,” Nielsen says. “But our focus has really been on making Toy Story 4 a complete film that falls in line with the others.” Share your voice Toy Story 4 review: Hilarious jokes barely save a story lacking stakes Toy Story 5 isn’t planned, but it ‘wouldn’t surprise’ star Tom Hanks Originally published June 18.  Toy Story 4 hits theaters in the US on June 21. Disney/Pixar In 1995, when Pixar released Toy Story, the first feature-length computer animated film, the studio pushed the limits of what was possible when it illustrated rain with smudges on a window rather than individual droplets. Fast forward 24 years to Toy Story 4, and viewers will see a remarkably life-like, detailed storm that shows the impact of raindrops on objects and water gushing in the street.  Pixar’s technology has come a long way in two decades. 77 Photos Pixarlast_img read more

Voting affected as EVM malfunctions reported in Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu slams

first_imgIn picture: An electronic voting machine.Twitter/Doordarshan News [Representational Image]As India enters the voting session for the first phase of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, trouble has erupted in many polling stations as electronic voting machines (EVMs) malfunctions have been reported in many places. EVM glitches have been reported from Andhra Pradesh where the voters have queued in huge numbers to cast their votes from 7 am.Voting for 175 assembly seats and 25 parliamentary seats in AP is being held currently in a single-phase election. There are a total of 3,93,45,717 registered voters in the state, including 1,94,62,339 male, 1,98,79,421 female and 3,957 transgenders. Of the total, 10.15 lakh are first-time voters in the age group 18-19, reports PTI.Chief Minister of AP and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N Chandrababu Naidu has slammed the Election Commission (EC) for the malfunction of EVM’s. He wrote to the EC claiming that nearly 30 per cent of the EVM’s are not working properly till 10 am.In Anantapur, Guntur, Kadapa and Kurnool regions the voting did not start till 9 am as the voting machines had some troubles. Similar reports of EVM malfunctioning has been reported from different parts of the state.Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Andhra Pradesh Gopala Krishna Dwivedi was not able to cast his vote due to such malfunctions. He came to the Christianpeta Municipal High School in Tadepalli town of Guntur district to vote.Dwivedi said that about 50 polling stations across the state have reported EVM glitches. He also pulled up the election officials in the polling station for not taking enough precautions. He said that technical teams were on the job to replace the faulty EVM’s and enable polling.last_img read more

BCCI to split captaincy Virat Kohli not to lead Team India in

first_imgVirat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.ReutersBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may split the Indian team captaincy. Rohit Sharma may probably become the ODI captain and Virat Kohli may lead the Test squad, as per a report by IANS. An official of BCCI has told IANS that the board is keen to discuss the issue of splitting captaincy as, according to him, every good team starts preparation for the next World Cup immediately after the campaign in the latest one ends. He also believes that Rohit is the right man to lead the ODI squad and the reason behind England’s World Cup 2019 win is the planning they did after getting ousted from the group stage in 2015.”This would be the right time for Rohit to take over the mantle of the captaincy in the 50-over format. There has been immense support to the present captain and the management and it is time to plan ahead for the next World Cup and for that the existing ideas and plans need a fresh look. We all know some areas need a relook. Rohit would be the right man for the job,” the official said as quoted by IANS. The entire nation will be looking up to Kohli during the World Cup. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty ImagesAccording to the official, the biggest concern at this moment are the rumours of a rift between Kohli and Rohit which can cause major damage to the team. If the team gets divided into two camps, then it will become a major roadblock for the future success of the Men in Blue. The matter will be discussed when the review meeting happens with coach Ravi Shastri, captain Kohli and chief selector M.S.K. Prasad in the presence of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).”You are aware that Vinod Rai (CoA chief) has already mentioned that a review meeting will take place. It will have to be ascertained when the review takes place and it is important to get to the bottom of these rumours,” the official added. Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri together.BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty ImagesA few days back Dainik Jagran reported that there are two factions in the Indian team, one supporting skipper Kohli and the other owing its allegiance to vice-captain Rohit. The biggest problem is that the players in Kohli’s camp get preferences in team selection and that is why Ambati Rayudu was not included in the squad, as per the report. The article further added that many players want Ravi Shastri to be given marching orders as they are not happy with him.India exited the World Cup after suffering defeat at the hands of New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-finals. After the exit of Men in Blue, all these controversies started coming into the open. Now, it will be interesting to see how the future of Team India turns out to be.last_img read more

Modis oneman show triumphs again in state polls

first_imgIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reuters file photoSensing his party’s drive for votes in India’s most politically prized state had stalled, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared his schedule and thrust himself into the heart of the battle.“Our election campaign has hit a roadblock,” Modi told campaign managers and two federal ministers in Delhi last month, a week before the sixth of seven phases of voting was to begin in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.“I don’t want to feel that I could have pushed myself a little more,” Modi was quoted as saying by a close aide who attended the meeting.For three full days the leader of the world’s largest democracy camped out in the holy city of Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, walking the ancient streets and stopping at Hindu temples to seek blessings, despite warnings from aides about his security and the risk to his reputation had his party come up short.On Saturday the gamble paid off: Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scored a thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh, home to one in six Indians, winning the biggest majority in the state for any party since 1977.The triumph vindicates Modi’s decision to turn the campaign into a referendum on his own performance after his shock decision last November to abolish high-denomination banknotes, a move he framed as a fight for the poor against the corrupt rich.“We were always nervous that overexposing the prime minister in the final stages of the election could make us look desperate,” said Keshav Prasad Maurya, the BJP’s state leader in Uttar Pradesh.As it turned out, Modi’s victory confounded even the most bullish voter surveys. The BJP won 312 of the 403 seats in the state assembly and, with 39.7 percent of the vote, almost matched its showing in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general election, when it claimed the biggest parliamentary majority in three decades.“Modi’s magic has destroyed the opposition and silenced sceptics in the party,” Maurya told Reuters on Saturday, as the scale of the victory became clear.TWO-TERM MODIThe win clears a path to victory for Modi at a 2019 general election, and gives him a free hand to consolidate his grip over a state that sends the highest number of federal lawmakers to parliament.That has raised hopes among investors that the BJP will embark on a round of new reforms to boost growth in Asia’s third-largest economy, and try to tackle the corruption and red tape that has long undermined India’s potential.Economists now expect Modi to launch initiatives aimed at flushing out ill-gotten gains from real estate, gold and campaign finance.But they caution that his biggest task remains transforming India’s economy into one that creates enough jobs for an emerging generation that is desperate to give up life on the farm for a more prosperous future.“Jobs is the biggest risk,” said Rajiv Kumar, an economist at the Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research. “That’s where he has to focus very hard and it could mean reforms as radical as demonetisation.”Modi’s BJP now heads the government in states where more than half of Indians live, while the Congress party, which has ruled India for most of the 70 years since independence, leads in regions covering less than 8 percent of the population.Success will increase the pressure on Modi to provide for an increasingly aspirational nation of 1.3 billion people, half of whom are aged 25 or under.“He has to do a very delicate tightrope walk between being reformist and populist,” said Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, a journalist and biographer of Modi. “The problem in India is that people think reforms are pro-rich.”COMMUNAL TONEModi relied on his own charisma to clinch crucial votes in poor and agrarian Uttar Pradesh, but his campaign manager Amit Shah also takes credit for fielding the right candidates in a region where many people vote along caste and religious lines.Critics accuse Shah and Modi of “social engineering” and of switching to a more communally divisive tone to fire up their Hindu base as voting, staggered over the course of a month, progressed.Shah vowed to construct a Hindu temple on a razed mosque site and ban the slaughter of cows, worshipped by millions of Hindus.On the campaign trail, too, Modi played up religious divisions by asking why the state government ensured there were no power cuts in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but not during the Hindu festival of Diwali.Still, the BJP likely collected minority votes, including Muslim women whom he courted by questioning an Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives with three simple words.“The results prove that Muslims and backward caste groups voted for the BJP,” said R.K. Mishra, a political analyst in Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wednesday March 30

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uIt seems much of Maryland’s Democratic establishment, Black and White are metaphorically circling the wagons around Rep. Donna Edwards, in favor of her opponent Chris Van Hollen, in their quest for the state’s Senate seat to be vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski. We’ll discuss Maryland’s heated Senate race. Plus, the Mod Squad,Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on politics and law enforcement, including an exclusive report on the police brutality civil trial victory for Abdul Salaam.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Federal Government Hopes to Get a Grasp on the Sharing Economy

first_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Uncle Sam is trying to keep up with Silicon Valley.Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez says that this week he traveled to the startup hub to talk with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry leaders about the evolving workforce.“Thanks in large measure to innovation in recent decades there, the American workforce — and the very nature of work — is experiencing some profound changes,” Perez wrote in a recent blog post. “It’s not just the growth of new technologies, but also the rise of entirely new industries and new job structures.”  The expansion of the gig, or freelance economy, has been largely fueled by the expansion of the sharing economy, which includes companies such as Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Postmates and Taskrabbit. Instead of holding one full-time job with a single company, individuals are increasingly creating their own web of multiple part-time, flexible jobs.The trouble for the government, though, is that this tech-enabled evolution in the job market is particularly hard to track.Related: The Sharing Economy Is More than a Buzzword. It’s Changing How We Live.“This is an exciting, entrepreneurial development that is tapping into powerful consumer demand while giving workers flexibility and enabling them to monetize existing assets, like their cars or extra rooms in their homes,” Perez says. “At the same time, the on-demand economy raises important questions about how to continue upholding time-honored labor standards and how to promote economic security for American workers in a changing labor market.”To generate national-level data on this rising gig economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will partner with the Census Bureau to bring back the Contingent Worker Supplement, which tracks independent contractors, temporary employees and workers holding multiple jobs at the same time. The Contingent Worker Supplement will be part of the next population survey, expected in May 2017.The government is not alone in its struggle to keep pace with the recent rapid evolution of the job market. Uber has been involved in legal battles over whether drivers on the platform should be considered employees or contractors.To be sure, we are only just starting to understand the far-reaching implications of the recent reinvention of the workforce.Related: What a Sharing Economy Startup Does to Build Trust in Its Community Listen Nowcenter_img 2 min read January 29, 2016last_img read more