Police looking for armedrobbery suspect

first_imgVancouver police are searching for a suspect in a gas station robbery Tuesday at the Chevron at 9414 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, near the intersection of Northeast 94th Avenue close to Westfield Vancouver mall.The robber is described as a tall male in his 20s with brown hair, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp. He was wearing a black zip-up hoodie at the time of the robbery, Kapp said.No one was injured in the incident, she said.Emergency dispatchers received a call about the robbery at 2:28 p.m.The robber entered the gas station some time before the call and displayed a black Taser electroshock weapon. He may have taken about $300 to $400 from the gas station.“We don’t know exactly,” Kapp said.A female cashier who was on the floor during the incident was unable to see in wh direction the robber fled, Kapp said.“She didn’t really have a good line of sight on whether he got into a car or walked,” Kapp said.A bag with a Taser inside it was found later Tuesday afternoon near the area, Kapp said.Vancouver police were trying to obtain surveillance video from the store to glean more clues but were having difficulty reaching the store’s owner, she said.The gas station is owned by Jasleen Inc., according to Clark County property records. Bharwinder Singh of Camas is the president and chairman of Jasleen, according to the state Secretary of State’s office.Anyone with information is asked to call 911.last_img read more

Vancouver man arrested after allegedly fleeing crash scene

first_imgA Vancouver man with a history of driving violations is accused of fleeing on foot from the scene of a crash in which the other driver may have broadsided his vehicle.Nicholas P. Weaver, 26, who sustained a concussion in the collision, allegedly ran because his driver’s license is suspended.He did so without summoning emergency responders to assist the other driver, Richard F. Pierce, 73, according to a court affidavit.Weaver appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday on suspicion of hit-and-run injury and third-degree driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.Judge David Gregerson held Weaver in the Clark County Jail in lieu of $20,000 and appointed Vancouver attorney Jeff Staples to defend him. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Nov. 5.Court documents indicate that Weaver was convicted in 2009 of hit-and-run injury and driving under the influence. He has six convictions related to driving with a suspended license.According to the affidavit, witnesses of the two-vehicle collision reported that one of the drivers had fled from the scene on foot in the 4000 block of Northeast 78th Street. They said he had headed east. A Clark County sheriff’s deputy located the driver northwest of the crash scene as the driver was hopping over a fence in the Luke Jensen Sports Park.last_img read more

Landing denies starting Manila IR construction but 2022 opening date remains

first_imgLanding International Development Ltd has denied reports it has already begun construction work on its proposed US$1.5 billion Philippines integrated resort, but the company says it is still aiming to open by 2022.In a written statement sent to Inside Asian Gaming on Monday, a Landing spokesperson insisted that, “Other than site hoarding and clearing of the land, we have not commenced any construction works since our ground breaking on 7 August. The construction equipment that the news article referred to including the bulldozers, cement mixers and batching plant belong to another adjacent site, which is unrelated to us.” China gives Philippines iGaming reprieve but POGOs not safe yet Load More Manila diplomat rejects China’s call to ban online gambling Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling RelatedPosts The Philippine Star had previously reported that work had begun on the IR, to be named NayonLanding, last week with “bulldozers, backhoes, graders, cement mixers and dump trucks” in use, “about 50 workmen, some uniformed … busy with tools” and a concrete batching plant running “full-blast onsite.”Landing’s 7 August groundbreaking ceremony was overshadowed by the news that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte had fired the entire board of the company’s local partner, Nayon Pilipino Foundation, over what he described as a “grossly disadvantageous” land lease deal said to be costing the government around Php517 million per year over the course of the 50-year lease.Duterte has subsequently ordered the Department of Justice to review the deal and stated last week he would not allow any new casinos to be built in the Philippines.Despite the President’s stance, Landing told IAG on Monday that it “still maintains the target to open the project in 2022.”last_img read more

Marina Bay Sands drops fiveyear SG13 million lawsuit against Australian gambler

first_img Singapore Betting Taxes fall 0.9% to SG$2.7 billion in FY2018/19 Aristocrat wins battle over intellectual property rights with US$3 million settlement Load More RelatedPosts The Singapore casino had been pursuing Wang for a gambling debt of SG$$9,996,250 accrued across two visits to Marina Bay Sands in April 2013 and January 2014, plus interest of SG$3,782,690 and costs of SG$7,398.The resolution comes two years after a Singapore court issued a 2017 default judgement against Wang, who had failed to respond to repeated attempts by MBS to contact him at his listed Australian address. A Sydney judge subsequently granted MBS permission to claim the debt against Wang’s Australian assets, however the Singapore High Court set aside the earlier default judgement in January of this year after listening to the arguments of lawyers representing both parties.Wang’s defense was based on the claim that he had funded his play via the use of a junket and therefore had no direct dealings with MBS itself.Despite finally reaching a settlement with Wang last week, an MBS spokesman said the property looked forward to inviting him back “as a valued patron in the near future.” Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has dropped a lawsuit worth more than SG$13 million against Australian high roller Wang Zhi Cai, ending a case that stretches back to 2013.According to The Straits Times, MBS lawyers filed a notice of discontinuance with the High Court last week, with the matter said to have been resolved amicably. Las Vegas Sands reaches new SG$4 billion loan agreements for Marina Bay Sands expansionlast_img read more

63 have no financial provision for the future

first_imgAlmost two-thirds (63%) of respondents have made no financial provision for the future, according to research by Equiniti Employee Services.Its survey of 1,189 UK employees found that less than a third (32%) of respondents save regularly.The research also found:More than a quarter (27%) try to save but monthly financial commitments make this difficult.81% of respondents face everyday financial challenges.29% of respondents worry about paying off their mortgage, while 14% are concerned that they will not be able to get onto the housing ladder.Around a fifth (19%) worry that they will not be able to retire. Other concerns include clearing debts (29%) and being able to afford treats and life’s luxuries (24%).After improving work-life balance (42%), saving for the future is cited as a key lifestyle consideration (37%). This is followed by a higher salary (24%) and having a pension (23%).Two-thirds (66%) say that joining an employee share scheme would cause them to take a greater interest in their financial personal planning.41% of 18-24 year old respondents and 36% of 24-35 year old respondents said an employee share scheme would make them save regularly for the future.Phil Ainsley (pictured), managing director of employee services at Equiniti, said: “The economic downturn contributed to a long-term savings gap, which threatens to become a financial time bomb.“Our experience shows that on a day-to-day basis people find it difficult to save, however, when saving is structured, for instance as part of an employee share scheme, it is much easier.“We also see much greater engagement among younger employees where such plans exist. This suggests that the government could incentivise the introduction of share schemes, encouraging employers to make it a more attractive option to foster a savings culture that supports existing pension policy”.last_img read more

Tata Steel employees accept temporary 3 pay cut

first_imgUK employees at Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe business have agreed to a temporary reduction in pay to facilitate the sale of the business to Greybull Capital.Members of trade unions Community, GMB and Unite accepted the changes to pay and conditions following a consultative ballot.The 12-month agreement includes a 3% pay cut and changes to the pension scheme.The long products division, which includes Tata’s Scunthorpe steelworks, employs 4,400 staff in the UK and 400 in France.Harish Patel, national officer at Unite, said: “Unite recognises that this will have been a difficult decision to take for many, but by agreeing to make these short-term sacrifices members have secured a future for steelmaking in Scunthorpe and the long product division’s other sites.”Steve McCool, national officer for the steel industry at Community, added: “I want to thank everyone who participated in this important ballot. I fully appreciate this has been an extremely difficult decision, but be in no doubt this result represents another major step forward towards our objective of securing a sustainable future for long products.“Our members have spoken and the trade unions will be guided by this result as we continue to work with Tata and Greybull to secure a long-term future for the business.”Dave Hulse, national officer at GMB, said: “This was an important ballot at the end of difficult negotiations but our members have clearly voted in favour of the proposals, in recognition of the challenges ahead.“Now we want Tata, Greybull and the government to pull together to complete the deal. Government will need to commit to further action on dumping, procurement and other costs but with the right support everyone can turn their focus to making a success of the new business and look to the future of long products steel making.”last_img read more

West End theatre employees accept threeyear pay deal

first_imgEmployees who work in London’s West End theatres and are members of the Bectu trade union have voted to accept a three-year pay deal.The pay deal, offered by employers’ body The Society of London Theatre (Solt), will be backdated to 2 October 2017 and include a 3.5% pay increase for 2017-2018, a further 3.5% pay rise for 2018-2019, and a final 2.5% pay increase for 2019-2020 which will be subject to the Consumer Prices Index inflation rate announced in September 2019, with a protected underpin if inflation goes over 3%.Bectu members voted 88% in favour of the pay deal, in a ballot which closed on 16 November 2017.The new pay offer will cover all the 45 West End theatres represented by Solt, and will apply to employees working across all departments.Bectu is also currently negotiating on redrafting holiday provisions, creating an improved conciliation board process, and reviewing the stage doorkeeper role in line with stage and electrics positions. The trade union expects to resolve these issues by 6 December 2017.Helen Ryan, assistant national secretary at Bectu, said: “Talks on the other elements of the pay claim are progressing well and we are hopeful that an agreement will be reached on a number of these issues.”A spokesperson at Solt added: “We are pleased that Bectu members have accepted this deal following the conclusion of constructive negotiations. This three-year deal provides clarity and certainty for our members and staff across the West End.”last_img read more

Free CPR training held in Miami Gardens

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Some South Floridians learned a life-saving lesson just in time for the summer.An organization held a hands-on CPR training class at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens, Saturday. Students of all ages were invited to come out and learn the important technique.One of the instructors said CPR can make the difference between life and death in medical emergencies. “Children have drowned because people don’t know how to do CPR, so they pretty much stand around and they call fire rescue, but then we wait,” said Prof. Karrington. “Any CPR is better than no CPR. Every minute is important, so them coming out to learn CPR is what we’re trying to do.”The informative class was free.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Gun violence concerns discussed at MDC Kendall town hall

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – People from across South Florida voiced their concerns in the wake of the Parkland school shooting at a town hall meeting held at Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus, Sunday evening.Attendees met with local leaders and state lawmakers, including Florida Sen. Annette Taddeo, who hosted the event alongside Miami-Dade School Board member Lubby Navarro.“I want people to know that, not just as a senator, but as a mom, I am making sure that we do everything in our power to keep our kids safe,” said Taddeo.The lawmaker also called for a ban on assault weapons.“Yes, there’s mental health. Yes, there is security. There’s all kinds of issues, but the one common denominator is assault weapons and the AR-15 [rifle],” she said. “We should be banning those, and we are going to continue to fight.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

End of the world just days away numerologist claims

first_imgNASA has previously said that Planet X does not exist, calling the theory a hoax.“If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth … astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade,” NASA previously said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – Author and Christian numerologist David Meade is again predicting the end of times. If his latest claim holds water, we have just days remaining on Earth.The Earth will be destroyed on April 23 by a mysterious planet known as “Nibiru” or “Planet X,” according to Meade, who made a similar claim in 2017.Meade’s theory is believed to be linked to the bible passage 12:1–2, which reads: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.”Express reports that some conspiracy theorists believe “Virgo” is the woman from the passage.“The sun and moon will be in Virgo, as will Jupiter, which represents the Messiah,” Meade told the news outlet.Meade claims Planet X is on a collision course with Earth. He believes it will bring immense gravitational change, sparking huge volcanic eruptions and a catastrophic series of events.“Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker,” Meade said. last_img read more

Person dies after falling from building in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A death investigation is underway after a person took a fatal fall from a Fort Lauderdale building.First responders arrived at the scene near Northeast 19th Street and Ocean Boulevard, Monday morning.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.The building was undergoing construction on the penthouse level at the time.According to police, the victim could have been a worker or a resident who lives in the building. However, investigators are not yet sure.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

4 new Overtown murals promote community pride

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A historic Miami neighborhood is getting a new look, thanks to a dedicated group of artists.7News cameras captured the wall artwork in Overtown by the group Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project on Wednesday.The artists brought their talents to paint the murals covering the sides of four buildings near 19th Street and Second Court.The artwork is intended to promote community pride and highlight role models for young people.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

New Secretarial Order Promises Boom In Mining

first_imgWe need to improve all aspects of the supply chain – from geologic surveying to permitting reform – so that our nation produces more of the minerals that are fundamental to energy, health care, manufacturing, and other technologies. The Secretarial Order directs the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct a comprehensive geological survey of critical minerals and then make the data publically available. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-new-secretarial-order-promises-boom-in-mining.mp3VmDorene-on-new-secretarial-order-promises-boom-in-mining.mp300:00RPd Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke  signed a new Secretarial Order focusing efforts to curb the nation’s growing dependence on foreign sources of minerals. The industry made $111 million in payments to Alaska Native corporations last year, in addition to $81 million in state government-related revenues through rents, royalties, fees, and taxes and $23 million in local government revenue through property taxes and payments in lieu of taxes. The order, in concert with efforts to streamline permitting, will potentially open up access to mineral extraction in Alaska. The industry provides mostly year-round employment for residents of over 50 communities, half of which are found in rural Alaska where few other jobs are available. The USGS previously filed Professional Paper 1802 – which analysed 23 minerals determined critical to national and economic security. Last year, 13,000 mining jobs paid workers $675 million in payroll, with an estimated  average annual wage of $108,000, over twice the state average for all sectors of the economy.last_img read more

Governor Dunleavy To Deliver State Of The State Tonight

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy is preparing to give his first State of the State address tonight, at 7pm. This will be the first state of the state address for Governor Dunleavy. The state legislature convened its regular session on Tuesday, January 15. In a press release from the Governor’s office, Governor Dunleavy will detail his vision for Alaska in a speech focused on fulfilling promises to Alaskans – with a significant emphasis on making Alaska families and communities safe, helping grow our economy, and outlining a path towards a permanent fiscal plan.center_img You can tune into KSRM 920AM to listen live at 7pm.last_img read more

Four Homer Men Fined For Illegal Commercial Fishing

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Four Homer men were convicted of illegal commercial fishing in 2018. The Alaska State Troopers say the men in July fished illegally in closed waters of Dog Fish Bay or drove salmon from closed waters to open waters. The fish were caught by a set that occurred in open and closed waters. The operators of the F/V Little Star, F/V Relentless, F/V Northstar and F/V Wind were all cited for commercial fishing violations as a result.  A 5th vessel, the F/V Maranatha, was also present and used to illegally transport some of the fish illegally caught, according to Troopers. Thirty–six–year–old Paul Roth and 40–year–old Robert Roth were convicted of commercial fishing in closed waters and other misdemeanors. Paul Roth was fined $4,000 with $2,000 suspended and Robert Roth was fined $4,000 with $2,500 suspended.The fishermen forfeited 10,000 pounds (4536 kilograms) of salmon to the state. Last July, the four commercial fishing seine vessels were observed to be working together to drive salmon out of the closed water area towards the open water area, and illegally harvesting and transporting those fish. The vessels themselves as well as hand plungers were used by the fisherman in closed waters to drive the fish. She fined Roth $11,000 with $7,500 suspended and Winslow $11,200 with $7,500 suspended. District Court Judge Margaret Murphy on Wednesday found 66–year–old Mark Roth and 63–year–old Eric Winslow guilty of driving salmon from closed waters and failing to provide information to a fish transporter.last_img read more

Nikiski Woman Killed In Collision On Kenai Spur Highway

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Nikiski woman was killed in a motor vehicle collision at mile 18 Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday around 2:20pm. The Alaska State Troopers and Nikiski Fire Department responded to the collision. according to the online Dispatch,  George Delano, 82 of Nikiski, was driving a 2007 Chevy Silverado which crossed over the center lane and struck a 1994 Ford pick-up that was driven by Kim Lee, 73 of Nikiski. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Next of kin has been notified. Lee was pronounced deceased on scene.  Delano was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. According to Troopers, the investigation is still ongoing.last_img read more

Shuttered East West to Return to Print

first_imgEast West, which launched as an online-only magazine in 2003, was put on hiatus last April after the company ran out of money. “It is the tale of a small, bare bones company that has grown too fast,” Malik said at the time.Malik said she needed between $150,000 and $200,000 to relaunch East West and is still looking for additional capital. “We are looking for someone who understands the potential of the multicultural market and niche media,” she said. “We are a small operation that was successful all those years because we understood how to keep costs low in this digital world, even for print. Low overhead is what small publishers have to their advantage.”East West will be run by two full time staffers and a crew of freelancers/contractors, Malik said. The print magazine will continue to be bi-monthly and will carry a 20,000 circulation. After more than a year on hiatus, the founder of East West, a bi-monthly magazine targeting Asian Americans and focused on the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures, has announced plans to relaunch it.The magazine’s Web site will go live June 8 and the print edition will debut in September.According to Anita Malik—who was named to the 2007 FOLIO: 40—relaunching East West is a no brainer. “The cultural landscape has changed and our concept has now finally come to the mainstream,” Malik told FOLIO:. “We were ahead of our time when we started. But America has changed—it’s ready for the Eastern lens.”last_img read more

What Geeks and Marketers Can Learn From the Next 60 Days

first_imgOf course, both of these analysts are right—and wrong.The first analyst sees the iPad as a Swiss Army Knife that left off a cork screw and being a wine lover, he can’t understand why anyone would want a Swiss Army Knife without a cork screw.The second analyst sees the iPad as a Kindle with color and video that will enable publishers to have an alternative to the pricing on Amazon—which publishers hate.Like I said, both are right—and wrong.Over the next 60 days, Apple will start bombarding the channels of traditional (old) media defining what one can do with the iPad. They will never mention features. Only what one can do.The people who purchase the iPad will use it 90% of the time to do 4-5 things they’d rather do on the move than sitting at a computer.The people who purchase the iPad will use it because they already own an iPhone and would like to watch movies or read books or tweak a presentation on a 9 1/2 inch screen rather than a micro-screen.The people who purchase the iPad will use it because it will help them define themselves to those around them.I could go on-and-on about the reasons people who purchase it will do so.Watch. Learn.It’s not about features something has or does not have.And it’s not about what missing features prevent someone from doing.It’s about what the existing features enable someone to do.That’s all.[This post originally appeared here.] I woke up today to hear two NPR stories about the iPad.Story one was a technology analyst blasting the device because it doesn’t have a camera and so, therefore, isn’t taking advantage of social media.Story two was a publishing analyst describing the device as a savior of book publishing.last_img read more

Griffin to Retire as National Geographic Publishing President

first_imgHe stepped down as chairman of the MPA earlier this month and now John Q. Griffin is retiring as executive vice president of the National Geographic Society and president of its publishing unit. Griffin will be succeeded by Declan Moore, who most recently served as international publisher of National Geographic magazines.In addition, Claudia Malley, who has overseen National Geographic’s publishing sales and marketing in the U.S., has been promoted to executive vice president and worldwide publisher for National Geographic Global Media. Both promotions are effective December 15.In announcing the promotions, National Geographic Global Media president Tim Kelly called Griffin “a champion of the industry” who delivered “strong financial results while always supporting the National Geographic mission.” It was not immediately clear what Griffin, who was with the NGS for nine years, will do following his departure from the society later this year.Through the first nine month of 2010, National Geographic’s advertising pages grew slightly (+0.6 percent) to 252.76 pages, according to PIB figures. Ad pages at National Geographic Traveler grew 21.7 percent during the period while National Geographic Kids saw ad pages slide 19.3 percent.last_img read more

Hearst Looking to Boost Social Interaction OnSite

first_imgHearst is beginning to look to its own brands as destinations for more social activity. Through a partnership with Merkle subsidiary Social Amp, Cosmo, Elle and Marie Claire are experimenting with functionality and personalization features designed to enhance social interaction on-site, in addition to what’s been going on inside the boundaries of Facebook or Twitter.”In 2012 we concentrated on, and are finally doing a good job of, engaging our audience on the social platforms,” says Ross Geisel, director of audience development and social media for Hearst Digital Media. “In 2013, it’s about how to make our sites more social and have readers share out to their social networks. We’re still going to rely on editors to have that conversation within the networks, but we want to bring some of that energy back on the site as well.”The three brands will have three new core features that visitors will see if they log in via their Facebook accounts. “Reactions” leverage the Like function and let readers “want”, “love” and “try” stories and images. The Reactions, says the company, are designed to be brand-specific. “Trends with Friends” features a scrolling banner that reveals reactions from other readers.And “MagShare” collects all of the reactions into a pinboard-style layout, revealing trending content across the three brands—also cleverly connecting the three with a network-like effect.  “We hope the experience over time merges into a network experience. Imagine being on Elle.com and seeing something that’s trending on MarieClaire.com,” adds Geisel.The data behind all this will be the “million-dollar question,” says Geisel, but it’s a key reason for the partnership with Social Amp. For now, data will help dial in the authentication process and going forward will assist in adding to the user experience through the social features.last_img read more