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Four Arrested after Returning to Site of Store Theft

first_imgA return visit to the Vacaville, California, Costco by a crew accused of stealing from the store weeks earlier led to the four Vallejo residents being arrested Friday.An employee of the Costco on Hume Way called the Vacaville Police Department just after 6 PM to report that a crew believed to have stolen more than $1,000 in merchandise from the store was back, according to a post on the department’s Facebook site.Officers were able to place three individuals inside the store under arrest on charges of burglary and conspiracy, as all three were identified by employees of the store as having been involved in the previous theft. Arrested were… The Reporter- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Forget Hall Monitors, School Investigates Tracking Students with RFID

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web chris cameron So much for bathroom passes and hall monitors – these days it’s technology that is making the art of skipping class much more difficult for students, and we’re not just talking about security cameras. A forward-thinking school district in Connecticut is looking to crack down on wayward students, faculty and even equipment by making use of radio frequency identification (RFID) in its schools. New Canaan Public Schools hopes to increase the efficiency of its security efforts by embedding RFID tags into student and faculty identification cards and onto various pieces of school equipment. The tags could be used to track where specific students and faculty are located throughout campus, as well as hunt down missing laptops, projectors and other school property.SecureRF Corporation, a company specializing in secure RFID software, proposed the project to the school district. Funding for the project could come by way of a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which the company is close to finalizing.One of the alternative uses the company has offered to the district is to enable tracking on school busses to see who uses the busses and how often. The data collected from experiments like these could be used to better budget the school funds, potentially opening up more money to underfunded areas of education, like the arts. Some district board members raised questions about privacy, but the experiments will likely be opt-in if they are given the green light.Anyone who has driven through a toll station on a highway without having to stop to drop a few coins knows the potential for RFID to improve and optimize our everyday lives. For school officials tasked with managing hundreds of students across large campuses, technology like this could make their jobs much easier, keeping kids safer.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Alex Compton rues Alaska turnovers, referees letting Magnolia guards ‘foul a lot’

first_img“I admire Mark and Jio a lot, those two are great defenders, but they karate chop or trip a ball handler and that’s a foul, and for some reason, the referees don’t call it.”Fouls or not, Jalalon and Barroca combined for five of the Hotshots’ 20 steals in the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Compton lamented his team’s terrible execution, saying it was the Aces’ 26 turnovers that contributed to their doom in the 77-71 loss to Magnolia that sent them trialing 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.“We turned the ball over 26 times and that was huge, credit to Magnolia,” said Compton Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We should take better care of the basketball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“They [the Hotshots] played great defensively and for the most part we were solid defensively. We just got to be better because 25, 26 turnovers that’s the prime story of the first two games of this series.”While each of the 26 turnovers hurt them equally, the Aces’ biggest blunder was the one they made in the final minute of the game. PBA Finals: Magnolia frustrates Alaska anew, takes 2-0 lead Read Next In spite of Washington’s sanctions, Huawei sells more smartphones than ever MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ You can now mix and match your Bitmoji’s clothing Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Australia appoints 76ers coach Brett Brown for Tokyo Olympics MANILA, Philippines—For Alaska head coach Alex Compton, Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals boiled down to one thing—turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy LATEST STORIES Trailing 73-71 with a minute left, Compton called a timeout to set up an offensive play that could have turned the game’s balance to Alaska. Instead, it paved way for Magnolia to run away with the win.Magnolia forward Romeo Travis was able to intercept the inbound pass, allowing the Chito Victolero to call a timeout with 53.2 seconds left to set up the offense for the Hotshots.The Hotshots weren’t able to score immediately but got their chance to ice the game with 15.9 seconds left after Jio Jalalon got to the foul line for two free throws, 75-71.Compton added that even though his team had its own mistakes, there were also the cheap hits that the referees didn’t notice.“I have not yet once publicly called out the officiating but those guys foul a lot,” said Compton, who pointed out Magnolia point guards Jalalon and Mark Barroca.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Source Interlink Launches Magazine with Emphasis on Newsstand Not Advertising

first_imgWhen a pair of longtime Source Interlink Media executives began talking 10 months ago about launching a magazine, they wanted to develop something completely “out of the box” in terms of Source’s army of auto and action sports enthusiast titles. The result is Bound by ink, a glossy print magazine it says chronicles the impact of art on tattoo culture.“We noticed that in the tattoo category, there are a lot of titles out there but all are very similar in the sense that they focus mainly on just the tattoo and the artist,” says Source Interlink vice president and new business manager Howard Lim.  “In our segments of automotive—the lowrider crowds, the Harley riders, etc.—we wanted to showcase the art that surrounds the tattoo community. The challenge here was to create something that is ‘outside the box’ for Source, outside its core competency of autos and motorsports.”Bound by ink publishes quarterly and has an initial national distribution of 175,000. The target demographic currently skews slightly male, ages 21 to 34. “We want to get in your face with a larger than life delivery, to go beyond the visuals and get to the people and their stories, and what inspires their tattoo ideas,” says Alan Alpanian, Source Interlink senior vice president and chief creative officer. Alpanian and Lim collaborated on the magazine’s launch. With a $7.99 cover price, the launch issue of Bound by ink has 124 pages including covers—10 pages of which were ads (including one house ad). “We’re being very selective about the type of advertising we have,” says Lim. “We really want this to be about the consumer and to not infringe too much on that spirit of what we’re trying to do. It’s different from what we traditionally have done.”Lim says advertising has primarily been the main driver for revenue for Source magazines with newsstand a close second. For this particular product, however, “we wanted to develop a title that would be self-sustainable with just the newsstand.”Bound by ink has a companion Web site and Source is developing other digital and mobile assets around the brand, Lim says.last_img read more

Nicki Minaj Previews Queen Doc Coming In August

first_img https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/1001602621424087040 Twitter Email News Facebook Minaj’s new album is expected June 15 and will be followed by a documentary showing how the GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop artist’s inspirations transform into musicPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 30, 2018 – 3:51 pm Earlier this month at the Met Gala, Nicki Minaj let the world know her next album, Queen, can be expected on June 15. On May 29 the GRAMMY nominee took to social media to share a clip from her upcoming the Making Of ‘Queen’ documentary, which will take us behind the scenes of her latest album and share a glimpse inside her personal life.The short clip for the documentary provides a peek inside of her inspired rapping in the booth for “Chun-Li,” including the lyrics, beats and her vocals. The Trinidadian-born hip-hop artist looks cool and collected before laying down her signature lines on top of what has become the first single from her upcoming fourth studio album. Nicki Minaj Previews ‘Queen’ Doc Coming In August “Making Of” Doc Coming For Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ nicki-minaj-previews-queen-doc-coming-august If you’re curious about the album’s inspiration, Chun-Li was the first female character in Capcom’s “Street Fighter” video games, beginning in 1991, and Minaj’ brand-dropping raps encourage picturing her in a fashionable Burberry trenchcoat and other luxury wear. Of course, the game avatar is a stand-in for the player, Minaj herself, who raps about letting the haters view her as a villain while coming across heroic.Both her latest hit and the single “Barbie Tingz” were released in April, raising hopes for the album we since learned to expect in just a few weeks. The songs were produced by Chevi Muzic’s J. Reid, who left his Atlanta home base for a whirlwind 2018, sharing in Minaj’s success.”I was just so stunned,” Reid told XXL, about Minaj’s flow, jumping from beat to booth freestyling with speed and assuredness. He described the boom-bap beat she chose, an old-school kickdrum-snare feel and praised Minaj’s musical mental clarity and depth. “She’s fully in control over the creative process.”We’ll hear the rest of her album on June 15 and have our chance to see more of what Reid is talking about on Aug. 10, when Minaj’s Making Of ‘Queen’ documentary is expected to debut.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Frances Fillon vows to battle on

first_imgFrench presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon waits prior to take part in a broadcast interview at a set of French TV group France 2 in Paris. Photo: AFPFrench conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Sunday staged a show of support to bolster his flagging campaign before bluntly rejecting demands from within his party to quit over an expenses scandal.After holding a flag-waving rally in Paris with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop, Fillon defiantly said he would pursue his campaign, even as rumours spread of plans to dethrone him as his party’s candidate.Asked in a TV interview whether he would quit, Fillon said: “My answer is ‘no’. Above all else, I see no reason to do so.”“No-one today can prevent me being a candidate,” he said.Senior members of Fillon’s Republicans party have called for the 63-year-old to step aside as he is to be charged over allegations he gave his wife a taxpayer-funded fake job.Fillon had previously promised to quit if he were charged but has since pulled back from the pledge.He portrays himself as a victim of injustice who intends to put his case directly to the people.The party leadership is to meet Monday evening to discuss Fillon’s candidacy, but he dismissed suggestions they could remove him.“Withdrawing my candidacy would lead to a political impasse for the right and the centre,” Fillon said.Fillon was the frontrunner in the race until Le Canard Enchaine newspaper alleged in mid-January that he paid his wife Penelope and two of their children nearly 900,000 euros ($950,000) as his parliamentary assistants.A new poll released Sunday confirmed he was losing support fast and would be eliminated in the first round of the election on April 23.Most surveys show far-right leader Marine Le Pen and 39-year-old centrist Emmanuel Macron would progress to the runoff on May 7.Waiting in wingsEarlier Sunday, Fillon gave a speech to tricolour-waving supporters at the Trocadero Square on the opposite bank of the Seine to the Eiffel Tower.He apologised for the expenses scandal but said he was sure he would be proved innocent.His team claimed 200,000 people attended the rally but AFP reporters put the turnout in the tens of thousands. Police said the maximum capacity of the square was about 40,000.Alain Juppe, a 71-year-old former prime minister, indicated to AFP on Friday through his entourage that he could be ready to replace Fillon as the rightwing candidate.Juppe tweeted on Sunday that he would make a statement at 0930 GMT on Monday in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, where he is mayor.The same Kantar Sofres OnePoint poll released Sunday showed Juppe would qualify for the second round if he ran in Fillon’s place. The survey of 1,027 people was carried out on March 2-4 and therefore before Fillon’s Paris speech.A replacement would have to be named before a fast-approaching March 17 deadline to collect the 500 signatures from elected officials that a candidate needs in order to stand.Despite Fillon’s defiance, there were fresh calls for him to stand aside.Christian Estrosi, who leads the southern region around Marseille, said he and two other senior rightwingers would meet Fillon on Monday to urge him to “withdraw graciously”. Key members of Fillon’s team have already abandoned ship.In the TV interview, he again alleged the fake jobs probe is politically motivated.“Of course it is aimed at stopping me being a candidate,” Fillon said, complaining that rumours had even circulated that his wife had tried to commit suicide over the scandal.British-born Penelope Fillon broke her silence earlier Sunday, telling Le Journal du Dimanche she had carried out “a lot of different tasks” for her husband during his lengthy career.She had also urged him to “keep going to the end” but said only he could make the final decision.Police raided the Fillons’ country manor house near Le Mans on Friday and their Paris apartment was searched a day earlier.Authority undermined? Fillon, a devout Catholic and a former premier, beat Juppe in the Republicans’ primary in November, pulling off a surprise victory by campaigning as a “clean” candidate.He has pledged to slash 500,000 civil servants’ jobs but the allegations about his expenses have led to barbs that his moral authority has been undermined.Juppe, who is more centrist than Fillon, was given a suspended jail sentence in 2004 over a party funding scandal.The accusations against Fillon have added to an already unpredictable race.Le Pen, 48, campaigning on an anti-immigration and anti-EU platform, has sought to capitalise on the anti-establishment sentiment that propelled US President Donald Trump to power and led to Britain’s vote to leave the EU.Polls currently show however that Le Pen would be beaten in the runoff by either Macron or the conservative candidate.last_img read more

Withdraw Narayanganj SP EC

first_imgThe election commission has directed the public security division of the home ministry to withdraw Narayanganj superintendent of police (SP) Anisur Rahman on specific allegations, reports UNB.”The decision to withdraw the SP has been taken on specific allegations,” EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said at a press briefing on Wednesday night.The EC move came after the BNP-led 20-party alliance placed a demand for removal of the police official.Earlier in the day, the EC sent a letter to the public security division to withdraw the SP.In the letter, the EC asked the division to give the charge of the SP to another official.On 25 November, the 20-party alliance placed a written demand for removal of the Narayanganj SP saying that they are in doubt whether he discharges the election duty neutrally as his wife Fatema Tuzzahura is a Member of Parliament from the reserved seat.Earlier on 26 November, the deputy commissioner of Natore was withdrawn.Besides, the commission has already asked to withdraw the officers-in-charge of Louhajang and Mithapukur police stations.last_img read more

France moves against Iran over Paris bomb plot

first_imgThis picture taken on October 2, 2018 shows an Israeli flag coloured foot mat at a door outside the Zahra Centre, the headquarters of a a Shiite Islamic association in Grande Synthe, northern France, after it was raided by 200 police men as well as the homes of its leaders who are suspected of supporting `terrorist organisations.` Photo: AFPFrance froze the assets of two suspected Iranian intelligence operatives on Tuesday in retaliation for an alleged bomb plot uncovered near Paris in June, in a move that could cause diplomatic tensions with Tehran.The French government announced it had frozen assets belonging to two Iranians and Iran’s ministry of security and intelligence following the alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition group in a Parisian suburb in June.“This extremely serious act envisaged on our territory could not go without a response,” France’s interior, foreign and economy ministers said in a rare joint statement.“In taking this decision, France underlines its determination to fight against terrorism in all its forms, particularly on its own territory,” they added.The foiled attack in June was to have targeted a meeting of thousands of Iranian opposition supporters which was also attended by leading US figures, including close allies of President Donald Trump.Six people were arrested afterwards in coordinated raids by European police forces, including an Iranian diplomat called Assadollah Asadi, who is set to be extradited from Germany to Belgium for prosecution.Asadi was targeted by France for the six-month asset freeze on Tuesday along with another man named as Saeid Hashemi Moghadam.Iran has denied any involvement in the alleged bomb plot and said the opposition group, the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK), had orchestrated the plot to discredit Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as he embarked on a tour of Europe.The counter measures by France could have major diplomatic repercussions at a time when France is working to keep Iran in the 2015 accord to limit its nuclear programme amid major tensions in the Middle East.French President Emmanuel Macron had vowed to visit Tehran early in his term as president, but major differences between the countries on issues such as the wars in Syria and Yemen, as well as the bomb plot, have led to tensions.Raids on Islamic centreAlso Tuesday, around 200 police launched a dawn anti-terror raid on one of the biggest Shiite Muslim centres in France, the Zahra Centre France, as well as the homes of its directors.A total of 11 people were questioned and three were arrested, security sources told AFP, including for the illegal possession of firearms.The Zahra Centre France was founded in 2009 by Yahia Gouasmi, who has spoken in support of Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah and the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.Gouasmi is also the founder of the Anti-Zionist Party in France and is an associate of controversial comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a convicted anti-Semite.The raids on Tuesday were staged as part of the “prevention of terrorism” procedures, regional authorities said in a statement.Police have been closely following the activities of the Zahra Centre “because of the strong support by its leaders for several terrorist organisations and in favour of movements backing ideas that are contrary to the values” of France, a statement from local authorities said.On its website, the association says its purpose since its foundation in 2009 has been “to make known the message of Islam through the eyes of the Prophet and his family.”last_img

ASALH Highlights Crisis in Black Education

first_imgThe Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month, held its 91st annual Black History Month luncheon on Feb. 26 at the Renaissance Hotel in Northwest D.C. The event celebrated the accomplishments of Blacks, and began to challenge systemic disparities in Black education.U.S. Rep. James Clyburn tells participants at the ASALH luncheon Feb. 26 that Blacks need to stand together to fight academic injustice. (Photo by Rob Roberts)With an overflow crowd of guests, ASLALH national president Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham said 2017 theme, “The Crisis in Black Education,” was most relevant in the wake of Betsy DeVos being named Secretary of Education and continued racial inequality across all levels of Black education.“Current litigation and newspaper coverage call attention to not only unequal resources, but also incidents of racial prejudice in urban public schools. These problems are multiple and varied in nature,” Higginbotham said. “The lack of resources in inner city schools, the pipeline-to-prison reality for many youths, the summer-learning gap, the too-often placement of Black male children in special education classes, the severe financial challenges in many historically Black colleges and universities, and not least of all the failure to teach correctly, if at all, the experiences as well as contributions of African Americans to this nation, are all among those problems.”Many luncheon goers voiced particular concern about the national trend that funnels large numbers of Black children out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems – known as the school-to-prison pipeline. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse, or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services, participants said.Howard University graduate student Lawrence Mayfield, who attended the luncheon with colleagues from the school’s history and social work departments, told the AFRO that the “zero-tolerance” policies criminalize minor infractions of school rules, and are probably more detrimental to Blacks students in 2017 than lack of access was in 1917.“These young people in many instances are not being treated as human beings at all – when someone is interpreting your behavior, your deportment, your inability to sit still or focus on a behavior problem and calling for it to be counted as a criminal act,” Mayfield said. “We have to go back in and teach parents how to advocate on behalf of their children and hold all elected officials in districts where this is happening, accountable to the point of replacing them when necessary.”Mayfield echoed the sentiments of ASALH luncheon keynote speaker U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, (D-S.C.), who offered an impassioned directive to attendees to fight always against the rising tide of academic injustice.  “We’ve had a crisis in Black education ever since education and blackness were lined up together. But even in a time of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois there were different beliefs about how to address that crisis. Washington and DuBois did not agree on the best form of education, but they both adapted their surroundings,”Clyburn told the audience.Clyburn stressed that because the crisis in Black education began during slavery with restrictions on reading and writing for the enslaved, it was imperative that each person use the tools at hand individually to fight a collective problem.“Your importance to society depends on what time it is; it depends upon what crisis it is that visits our communities or our families. I don’t think DuBois or Washington were at all far apart in their desires for Black people. They were facing different types of crises and both rose up to challenge them,” Clyburn said. “The question is ‘what’s in your portfolio that will help you fight and face the challenges we have today.”last_img read more