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HTT Inks Deal to Bring HighSpeed Travel to Great Leaks Megaregion

first_img Hyperloop Transportation Technologies this week signed the first U.S. interstate agreement to create a network of high-speed routes in the Great Lakes Megalopolis.HTT teamed with the North Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to conduct a feasibility study in the sector.Several corridors connecting Cleveland and Chicago have already been identified for consideration.It’s no surprise HTT made the megaregion its first stop: Support for the Hyperloop has been widespread across the district.Last year, Ohio’s legislature passed a resolution for the initiative, citing increased connectivity between businesses and people, as well as “a significant positive impact on Ohio’s economy and infrastructure.”Travel between Cleveland and Chicago in just 28 minutes (via Hyperloop Transportation Technologies)“We came here because places like Cleveland, Chicago, and Pittsburgh have the manufacturing, the raw materials, and the talented, hard-working people in order to make it happen,” according to Andrea La Mendola, chief global operations officer of HTT. “We can source everything from this area. This is a place where you make big things.”The research company recently worked with a bipartisan group of congressional representatives to craft a letter to the president, requesting infrastructure funding support (a measly $20 million) to develop the system.“Regulations are the ultimate barrier for Hyperloop implementation, and we are excited to build the first real public-private partnership to bring Hyperloop travel to the US,” HTT CEO Dirk Ahlborn said in a statement. “With this agreement, we welcome innovative and industry-leading partners in both government and industry to our movement.”Interested parties can visit the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland on Feb. 26, where HTT will reveal additional details, as well as a growing list of regional consortium members.Hyperloop station of the future (via Hyperloop Transportation Technologies)Hyperloop Transportation Technologies in September got the green light to bring high-speed transport to India. A proposed route would turn the hour-long, 30-mile trip between Vijayawada and Amaravati into a six-minute ride.But HTT isn’t the only one with big plans for a speedy future.Late last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), E-470 Public Highway Authority, and Arrivo inked a deal to bring a high-speed travel network to Denver.Co-founded by SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan, Los Angeles-based Arrivo plans to erect a full-system test track just off the E-470 Toll Highway, where the proposed first commercial leg will eventually be built.The dream of a super-charged future is alive in companies like Arrivo and Hyperloop One, which last year finished its 1,640-foot testing tube in North Las Vegas, and reached a new top speed for its transportation pod. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Denver Chosen For Hyperloop-Inspired Transportation SystemCast Your Vote for Most Beneficial Hyperloop Route center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Arrest after shot fired into Oregon apartment note left

first_imgBETHANY, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff’s officer in the Portland suburb of Bethany says just leaving a note telling your next-door neighbors that you fired a bullet into their apartment isn’t quite enough.Washington County sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Ray says deputies arrested a 25-year-old man after the neighbors returned home Tuesday and found both the note and the bullet hole.The Oregonian reports that Ray says the man was showing a friend the safety features on two firearms on Sunday when he accidentally fired a .45-caliber handgun. The bullet went through the wall of his apartment and into a neighboring unit.Ray says Malcolm K. Smith was arrested for investigation of reckless endangering.The spokesman says the right thing to do is to notify authorities immediately so they can check to see whether anyone has been hurt. In this case, no one was.last_img read more

World Poker Tour to hold first ever Australian event at The Star

first_img RelatedPosts Domestic growth pushes Star Entertainment Group forward despite reduced spend by International VIPs Load More The World Poker Tour is heading to Australia for the very first time with the inaugural WPT Australia festival to be held at The Star Gold Coast from 27 September to 7 October.The 10-event schedule will feature buy-ins ranging from AU$330 to AU$5,000, headlined by the AU$2,500 Main Event starting from 4 October. “The World Poker Tour is proud to add WPT Australia to our roster of wonderful global events and The Star Gold Coast as a casino partner,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the WPT. “As a native Australian, I am thrilled to have a WPT event take place in my home country and even more pleased to have it hosted at such a wonderful property.”Geoff Hogg, Managing Director Queensland, The Star Gold Coast, added, “The Star Gold Coast and the nation of Australia welcome the World Poker Tour to our home for what is a monumental partnership.“The Star Gold Coast has been transformed over the past three years and continues to evolve, with levels of investment that position us as a world-class global tourism destination. Australia is one of the top nations for poker in the world and this event further establishes The Star Gold Coast as a leader in the industry.”The Star Gold Coast has recently completed an AU$850 million transformation, including upgrades to its existing 596 hotel rooms, the launch of luxury all-suite hotel The Darling and a spectacular new rooftop venue called Nineteen at The Star. World Poker Tour announces 2019 “Asia Swing” in Vietnam, Japan and Korea Suncity Group cites “high costs” and “lack of demand” as Australian VIP Clubs closedlast_img read more

Doubledown Unable to Sell Magazine Assets

first_imgAt an auction held late last week in U.S. bankruptcy court in New York, Doubledown Media, a publisher of magazines aimed at the Wall Street elite that went out of business in February, did not receive any “acceptable” bids for its remaining magazine assets, including subscriber lists.“One bidder made an offer but it was not acceptable to the trustee,” Andrea Fisher, a senior attorney with Squire Sanders & Dempsey—the firm representing Doubledown’s trustee—told FOLIO:. “The trustee will continue to entertain offers for the assets. We’ve received some inquires and the hope is that the assets sell, which will provide a distribution to [Doubledown’s] creditors.”According to the auction notice, the minimum bid for Doubledown’s Dealmaker was $100,000. For Corporate Leader and Trader magazines the lowest acceptable bid was $50,000. The minimum bid for Cigar Report was $25,000. Corporate Air, meanwhile, carried a minimum bid of $55,000. Doubledown previously received an offer from a company called Private Air Media—which is headed by the magazine’s founder Dee Dee Morrison—and Knight Images Inc., for $50,000.The minimum bid for all five titles was $300,000, or the aggregate amount of the highest bids for each property plus $20,000, the notice said.A Once-Rising Publisher Hits BottomCiting “unprecedented times,” Doubledown went out of business in February and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation not long after. “The combination of the media depression, the Wall Street implosion and the credit slowdown were collectively too much for our company—probably any company in our shoes—to overcome,” president Randall Lane wrote in an e-mail to staffers at the time.According to court documents obtained by FOLIO: this spring, more than 350 claims totaling $4 million have been made against Doubledown, including those from a group of ex-employees, investors, three printers, vendors, designers, writers, lawyers and more. Nearly half of Doubledown’s assets include $1,013,520.43 in accounts receivable—money Doubledown has yet to be paid.In terms of the bankruptcy proceedings, the sale hearing has been adjourned until October 6, Fisher said.last_img read more

Navy Close to Deal to Develop Solar Array at NAS Jacksonville

first_imgThe Navy expects to complete a deal shortly with a utility to build a solar farm on 50 acres at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. The project is estimated to generate 5 megawatts of electricity that would be delivered to the commercial grid, reported WOKV. An environmental assessment determined the project would not have a significant impact.“The solar project would benefit both the local community and the Navy, bringing renewable energy to the area and energy security with it being on Navy property,” Sue Brink, a spokeswoman for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, told the radio station.The secretary of the Navy set a goal for the service’s shore-based operations to acquire one-half of their electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020. After surpassing the secretary’s goal of bringing one gigawatt of renewable energy into procurement by the end of 2015, the Navy now is exploring the latest advances such as battery storage, electrification, fuel cells and microgrids to further enhance its energy security, operational capability, strategic flexibility and resource availability. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

At CES 2019 I found a suitcase with ears that wiggle when

first_img 0 CES 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Tags 5:32 I came across a suitcase with ears that wiggle when petted #ces2019— Patrick Holland (@trickholland) January 10, 2019 All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Share your voice Fravel is a suitcase with ears that move and a heart that beats. Fravel Last night, outside the exhibition hall at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, I had what can only be classified as a “CES moment.” Sprawled across the lobby were five candy-colored suitcases with ears. As I got closer, I noticed that ears wiggled back-and-forth whenever someone petted the suitcase. It turns out this was a Fravel suitcase designed to be a pet you travel with. Fravel’s website describes the case as “everything you like about your pet without the messy part.” Fravel The ears are squishy and move whenever you pet or walk with the case. The ears even do a dance when Fravel is super-happy. If that’s not adorable enough, there is a light-up heart that beats to show off how excited Fravel is to be going on an adventure. Oh, and I have to mention that there are cat paw feet to house the wheels. The ears detach to fit Fravel into an airplane’s overhead storage. The suitcase has a battery that powers the ears and the light-up heart. The Fravel suitcase starts at $299, which converts roughly to £235, AU$415, and can be ordered on Fravel’s website. CES Products CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.  CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect.  CES 2019: A pet dryer, a bed that rocks you to sleep… Post a comment 85 Photos Gadgetslast_img read more

T rex was actually bigger than we thought

first_img3:36 This is what would happen if we still had dinosaurs 15 Photos The new conclusions are based on a 66-million-year-old skeleton found in Canada in the early ’90s. Roger Harris/SPL/Getty The undisputed king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, is even bigger than we once believed.That’s according to new research conducted on “Scotty,” a 66-million-year-old T. rex skeleton first discovered in Canada in 1991. A team of paleontologists at the University of Alberta measured up the skull, hip and limbs of Scotty and suggested that it had a living weight of almost 20,000 pounds (approx. 8,800 kilograms).With that kind of weight, the monstrous ancient lizard would be up there with the largest terrestrial animal currently alive, the African bush elephant, which can weigh up to 26,000 pounds.”This is the rex of rexes,” Scott Persons, lead author of the new study, said in a statement. Tags 5 Sci-Techcenter_img The skeleton was discovered in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, encased in sandstone. It took 10 years of fine excavation work to extricate the fossil and now scientists have finally been able to stitch together a picture of Scotty as he would have been 66 million years ago.The findings were published in the journal The Anatomical Record on March 21. The research team describes Scotty as “exceptionally large” and “robust”, which in reality means he was an absolute unit.Making Scotty even more unique is the fact that it is the oldest T. rex skeleton discovered and was likely in his early 30s when he died — which is a pretty good run for the theropods because as far as we currently know, they lived to between 20 and 30 years. By studying one of the major leg bones, the research team could determine that Scotty was a mature T. rex.And in his time, he’d seen things — he bore the marks of a fair few scuffles.”Riddled across the skeleton are pathologies — spots where scarred bone records large injuries,” said Persons.Scotty takes the crown for biggest ever ancient lizard from Sue, a wonderfully preserved T. rex skeleton discovered in South Dakota in 1990. Sue’s estimated weight is around 400 kilograms less than that estimated for Scotty, but with around 90 percent of that skeleton recovered, she is still the most extensive T. rex specimen ever found. Share your voice Comments Tyrannosaurus rex has a surprise for you Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Did Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora ignore each other at Zee Cine

first_imgMalaika Arora, Arbaaz Khan, Giorgia AndrianiVarinder ChawlaEx-couple Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora have been in the news ever since the two announced their separation in 2016. They were granted divorce in May 2017. The two have now moved on in their respectives lives and found solace in their new partners’ arms. While Arbaaz is dating Italian model Giorgia Andriani, Malaika is seeing Arjun Kapoor. Both Arbaaz and Malaika have spoken about their bitter separation and how they couldn’t bare with each other anymore. But are they still cordial with each other?A lot of things happen when a slew of Bollywood stars come under the same roof. And the same happened when Arbaaz and Malaika were seen walking the Zee Cine Awards 2019 red carpet in Mumbai, on Tuesday (March 19). All eyes were on Arbaaz and Malaika as soon as they entered into the open air auditorium.Malaika was the first one to arrive at the venue and was seen posing on the red carpet and interacting with the media. She was wearing a dramatic red thigh-high slit silk gown and needless to say that the Bollywood diva was looking turned many heads with her mesmerising look. Arbaaz and Giorgia, on the other hand, arrived on the red carpet after Malaika left the spot. The two walked hand-in-hand and posed for some photographs on the red carpet.However, conflicting reports have been making the rounds about Arbaaz and Malaika’s chemistry at the award function. A report in Dainik Jagran says that Arbaaz and Malaika both had come face-to-face with each other and even had an eye contact but paid no heed to each other.Meanwhile, a report in Spotboye says that though Arbaaz and Malaika arrived one after another, Malaika greeted Arbaaz with a hug when the latter walked in with his girlfriend Giorgia at the event coordinating in black and white.International Business Times India couldn’t independently verify these reports.A few days ago, Malaika had opened up about her divorce with Arbaaz Khan and said that she was glad that she took the decision on her own. Arbaaz too made it clear that his relationship with his 16-year-old son Arhaan is beautiful, it looks like his equation with Malaika has gone sour. And the reason could be none other than her relationship with Arjun Kapoor.last_img read more

Hope Hicks new White House communications chief

first_imgTwenty-eight-year-old Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks has been named White House communication’s director, formally taking on one of the most powerful roles in Washington.Hicks—who had been acting director since the spectacular departure of Anthony Scaramucci—confirmed her appointment via email on Tuesday.The former model and PR operative is known around the West Wing for her close relationship with the Trump family and as a keen defender of Trump’s image.She previously advised Ivanka Trump and was spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, her first job in politics.Since the beginning of the administration she had a floating role, a trusted advisor to the president who was able to channel Trump’s thinking on issues related to the press.Her appointment brings her more tightly into the formal White House communications structure.Although less visible than press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House communications director is responsible for shaping the administration’s message.last_img read more

Firefox 590 release overview

first_imgFirefox 59.0 release overview by Martin Brinkmann on March 13, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: March 13, 2018 – 77 commentsFirefox 59.0 was offered to the stable channel of the browser on March 13, 2018. It is the second major update after the release of Firefox 57.0 Quantum which introduced major changes across the board.The release overview highlights all major and minor changes sorted into categories such as security or developer for easier accessibility.All official channels are updated as well around the same time. Firefox Beta moves to Firefox 60, Firefox Nightly to 61, and Firefox ESR to 52.7.Executive SummaryFirefox 59.0 features performance enhancements, new privacy settings.Work on WebExtensions APIs continued.Includes several security fixes.Firefox ESR 60 will be released in May.Firefox 59.0 download and updateFirefox 59.0 is available on Mozilla’s website and through Firefox’s automatic update system.You can run a manual check for updates with a click on Menu > Help > About Firefox. This queries Mozilla’s server and reveals if updates are available. You may use the menu to download and install the updates then.Direct download links for Firefox installation files.Firefox Stable downloadFirefox Beta downloadNightly downloadFirefox ESR downloadFirefox unbranded builds informationFirefox 59.0 ChangesPrivacy improvementsFirefox 59.0 includes a number of privacy enhancements. Users can load about:preferences#privacy and scroll down to the permissions section on the page that opens to control Location, Camera, Microphone and Notifications permissions.A click on the settings button lists websites that you have allowed to access the feature and removal options.Each page includes an option to block website and service requests automatically for that particular feature.Useful if you don’t want sites to request the functionality or if you find the request prompts annoying. The options are not entirely new, but their placement in the Firefox preferences is.You can check out our full overview of the options and the preference names here.Firefox 59.0 includes other privacy enhancements. The browser strips the referer path in private browsing mode to block data leaks to third-party sites.Basically, what it does is remove any data but the originating domain name from the referer.Performance GainsWork on improving the performance of the Firefox browser continued, and the developers managed to improve performance in Firefox 59.0 in several areas:Firefox Home Page content should load faster now.Faster page load times by loading content either from the user’s hard drive or networked cache.Graphics rendering improvements for Mac Firefox installations (Off-Main-Thread-Painting, introduced in Firefox 58 for Linux and Windows)Other changesDrag and drop Top Sites elements on Firefox’s Home page and other customization options.Ecosia search engine available as an option in the German Firefox, and Qwant search engine in the French Firefox.Fix popup content on multi-monitor systems with different DPI settings.The Screenshot tool that is built-in to Firefox has new online capabilities.You can flip a switch to mark HTTP sites as insecure in Firefox.Firefox 59.0 IssuesFirefox users on devices running Windows 7 may notice crashes if they use accessibility services. Mozilla investigates and suggests that users load about:preferences#privacy and check “Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser” there to prevent the crashes until the issue is resolved.Developer ChangesCookie API supports first-party isolation mode and FPI cookies. Extensions can control cookie behavior.Experimental Tab Hiding API is available.Extensions can override proxy settings.IndexDB use no longer impacted by cookie settings.RTP Transceiver implemented to give “pages more fine grained control over calls”.Support for decentralization protocols dat://, dweb://, ipfs://, ipns:// and ssb://Support for W3C specs for pointer events.Theme API has new capabilities.Web Developer Tools improvements: network monitor shows a preview of the rendered HTML if the response is a HTML, sameSite column in Storage Inspector for Cookies, and more.Firefox 59.0 for AndroidMozilla added Firefox as an Assist App. Users on Android may long-tap the home button to start a search.Firefox 59 for Android supports HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) playback. This improves compatibility with video sites.Removed the about: page. Android users are asked to use the About Firefox dialog instead.Security updates / fixesTop level navigation to date:// URIs is blocked.HTTP Auth dialogs can’t be triggered by cross-origin images anymore.List of security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 59 and Firefox ESR.OutlookThe next Firefox release day is May 8, 2018. Firefox Stable will hit version 60 and Firefox ESR is moved from version 52.x to 60.0. The upgrade ends support for legacy add-ons in the browser as Firefox ESR 52.x is the last official version of Firefox that supports the legacy add-on system.Additional information / sourcesFirefox 59 release notesFirefox 59 Android release notesAdd-on compatibility for Firefox 59Firefox 59 for DevelopersSite compatibility for Firefox 59Firefox Security AdvisoriesFirefox Release ScheduleSummaryArticle NameFirefox 59.0 release overviewDescriptionFirefox 59.0 will be offered to the stable channel of the browser on March 13, 2018. It is the second major update after the release of Firefox 57.0 Quantum which introduced major changes across the board.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Jet Airways expands Europe network with 12 new codeshare destinations

first_imgTags: Jet Airways Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> MUMBAI — Jet Airways has boosted its codeshare agreements with Air France, KLM and Delta Air Lines.Under these new policies the carriers will expand choice and connectivity options for passengers flying between India and Europe. Air France and Delta are codesharing on Jet Airways’ current service between Mumbai and Paris. Additionally, Air France, together with KLM and Delta, also codeshare on Jet Airways’ newly announced flight between Chennai and Paris, scheduled to begin Oct. 29.KLM and Delta will also codeshare on Jet Airways’ daily flight between Bengaluru and Amsterdam starting Oct. 29.And Delta Air Lines will codeshare on Jet Airways’ third frequency between Mumbai and London.Several European gateways including Athens, Barcelona, Bilbao, Budapest, Dublin, Krakow, Leeds, Lisbon, London Heathrow, Lyon, Nice and Warsaw will now be connected on codeshared flights.Jet Airways also codeshares on Air France services connecting Mumbai and Paris as well as KLM’s newly-announced three times weekly service between Mumbai and Amsterdam, beginning Oct. 29. All these new flights are already open for sale.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksWith the new codeshare additions Jet Airways passengers get access to as many as 43 European destinations via Amsterdam and 27 via Paris as well as 34 in North America. Guests travelling from Europe or North America will gain access to 45 Indian cities on Jet Airways’ extensive domestic network via Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.“The expanded cooperation reaffirms our commitment to offer our guests choice and seamless connectivity,” said Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways. “In fact our guests travelling to Europe and North America can benefit immensely from our multi-gateway connectivity to all destinations on Air France, KLM and Delta’s networks. The partnership significantly expands our reach in key markets and adds even more destinations to our already extensive international network, thereby reinforcing our position as India’s premier international airline.” Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Posted by Jet Airways expands Europe network with 12 new codeshare destinationslast_img read more

Popular Puerto Viejo nightclub Johnnys Place closed indefinitely following weekend shooting

first_imgThe incident happened a day before Costa Rica’s National Police posted a press release on its website titled “Police reinforce vigilance in the southern Caribbean of Limón,” indicating that an alliance with a local tourism board and residents will lead to the installment of 11 new security cameras at Playa Cocles, Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo.It also noted that the Public Security Ministry and Tourist Police opened a new three-story station in Cocles to “reinforce vigilance in several of the more frequented beaches of the southern Caribbean.”The plan also includes two new patrol vehicles, new all-terrain vehicles donated by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and 10 new officers, who will double street patrols of south Caribbean communities and beaches at night and in the early morning. They will “confront criminals who usually attack properties in isolated and hard-to-reach areas,” the report states.“The situation has improved considerably, and we believe the police now have more resources, and we support those efforts that benefit us all,” the release quotes Jorge Molina, president of the local tourism board, as saying.In the past few years, increases in robberies, home invasions and violent attacks in the southern Caribbean, coupled with a shortage of police resources and manpower, have prompted local hotel and business owners and residents to rally behind community policing and victims assistance initiatives. Local community members have been working tirelessly to lobby for more cops, security cameras and patrols. They also help victims, including tourists, file criminal complaints and put the word out on social media when crimes occur.But the shooting at Johnny’s wasn’t in an isolated area – it was right next to a police station. In a posting on a southern Caribbean community Facebook group, some residents complained that police officers just 20 meters away failed to quickly respond to the emergency, allowing the perpetrator to flee.One alleged witness wrote: “Last night, 1:30 in the morning, Johnny’s is full, inside shots are heard, many, they don’t stop, we all run out, I reach the police, and a wounded victim arrives, too. 4 officers attending to him [the victim], shots continue, I ask the police officer who’s holding a machine gun, aren’t you going to see who’s shooting??? NO. The officer goes back into the police station…..Meanwhile, a car leaves at a high speed … and runs over someone … I go back to the police station….the 4 cops are still there….I tell them, you know they just ran someone over??? Yes, we’re leaving now….30 minutes later they leave….”Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean zone isn’t alone in facing increasing crime. A report on Monday by Teletica’s Álvaro Sánchez noted that assaults, robberies and home invasions are up across the country, on par to reach the highest numbers since President Laura Chinchilla took office four years ago on a platform to improve public security. The story even cites a store owner in Santo Domingo de Heredia, Germán Azofeifa, who has been attacked and robbed 30 times in the last five years. Johnny’s Place, a beloved institution in the southern Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo known for its reggaeton and R&B DJs, has closed following a shooting early Sunday morning. Club owner Johnny León says it might be for good.“No one died this time, but I don’t want to be caught in a crossfire again,” León said. In the early hours of Sunday morning, a man pulled out a gun and opened fire inside the bar, wounding five people, according to Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigative Police (OIJ).The victims were named as Ditier Castro, 21; Darcy Zaira Romero, 47; Raul Enrique Moraga, 24; Carlos Vaz Mcleod, whose age wasn’t specified; and his mother, Icylin Mcleod.Some of the wounded piled into a car and headed for the nearby Hone Creek Clinic, in Talamanca. On the way, their car struck pedestrian Andrei Medrano, a private security guard who now is in critical condition at the Calderón Guardia Hospital, in San José. The five shooting victims were taken to Tony Facio Hospital in Limón, where they are in stable condition, according to OIJ spokesman Marco Monje.The shooter fled the scene, and police did not immediately make an arrest. Monje said the apparent motive for the shooting was personal problems between the suspect and one of the victims. When the first shot was fired, León said he was serving drinks, and along with many of his terrified patrons, he got down on the floor. His wife, Argerie Guido, was behind the register, and his son José Joaquín was working behind the bar. When the shots stopped, José Joaquín turned on the lights, and the family waited about 30 minutes for police to show up, León said.Only two policemen were on duty in the area, according León, who said he spoke at length with police officers and provided them with videos from security cameras. Based on those videos, police identified the suspect, León told The Tico Times.León also learned from police that the shooting allegedly involved members of rival gangs from Cahuita, a town located 16 kilometers north of Puerto Viejo.Until recently, many of the shootings in the area have taken place in the street, not inside businesses, León said. “We haven’t slept well since then,” said Guido, León’s wife. “We are really worried about the safety in the area.” A shiny new police station in Playa Cocles, on the southern Caribbean coast. Courtesy Public Security Ministry Facebook Commentscenter_img Johnny’s has long attracted locals and travelers with its reggaeton and hip-hop DJs. Photo from Facebook No related posts.last_img read more

German banker appeals Formula 1 bribe conviction

first_imgBERLIN (AP) – Lawyers for a German banker convicted of taking an illegal payment from Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone have filed an appeal to a federal court.News agency dapd reported that an attorney for Gerhard Gribkowsky, Daniel Amelung, said Wednesday the defense team had filed an appeal with the Federal Court of Justice. The appeals process typically takes several months in Germany.Gribkowsky was found guilty by a Munich court last month of taking the $44 million payment in connection with the sale of a stake held by his bank, BayernLB, in the racing series. Gribkowsky was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption, tax evasion and breach of trust. Ecclestone hasn’t been charged in the case but is under investigation.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Quick workouts for men More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementscenter_img Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

Puerto Rico power company rejects bondholders debt plan

first_imgCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home “It imposes disproportionate risks on ratepayers and other creditors,” the company said in a statement. “In addition to being unachievable, it is not supported by other creditor constituencies such as the bond insurers or the revolving fuel line lenders.”The negotiations between the power company and the bondholders group comes nearly two months after the agency submitted a long-awaited restructuring plan that calls for a minimum investment of $2.3 billion and a revision of rate structures, among other things. The full plan has not been publicly released.At the time, the Los Angeles-based investment bank Houlihan Lokey, an adviser to bondholders, said parts of the plan were positive but that others were unworkable and needed further negotiation. The group represents 40 percent of bondholders, which overall own $8 billion of the power company’s debt.In its new counterproposal, the bondholders group seeks to privatize generation to lower rates and delay debt payments for $2.5 billion in savings it said could be invested elsewhere by the power company.“These savings would fund billions in capital investment for (the power company) without the need for external financing with consumers directly benefiting from this approach by way of lower, more stable rates and a more modern and reliable utility,” said Stephen Spencer, a managing director at Houlihan Lokey. Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s power company on Thursday rejected a new proposal from bondholders that calls for an $8.1 billion debt exchange amid growing concerns the public agency could be the first one in the U.S. territory to go bankrupt.The Electric Power Authority said the proposal would not lead to a successful restructuring and does not share the burden of its more than $9 billion debt. Top holiday drink recipes Power bills in Puerto Rico are on average twice that in the U.S. mainland given the government’s heavy reliance on petroleum. While Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has said he supports privatizing power production and has pushed to find alternate energy sources, Lisa Donahue, the power company’s chief restructuring officer, has said Puerto Ricans will see some sort of rate increase regardless of what type of final plan is approved.Last month, the Electric Power Authority was forced to sell $128 million in bonds to generate liquidity as it struggled to avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment. The bondholders group agreed to extend the debt payment deadline to Sept. 15 but warned it would automatically end if a deal to restructure the company is not reached by Sept. 1.The group also said it would take legal action if bondholders are treated unfairly or if negotiations derail.Puerto Rico’s power company has obtained several extensions this year to avoid default and make payments.Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico’s representative in Congress, said it appears Garcia’s administration is trying to force the island’s government into a default as a strategy to renegotiate its overall public debt. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   “This would be disastrous for Puerto Rico because it would lead to an avalanche of costly lawsuits,” Pierluisi said.The negotiations between bondholders and the power company come as the U.S. territory enters its ninth year in recession and struggles with a $72 billion public debt the governor has said is unpayable because of current economic conditions.Garcia’s administration is pushing for the right of Puerto Rico’s public agencies to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 9, but the proposed measure has not drawn any Republican co-sponsors. The White House has said no one was contemplating a federal bailout of Puerto Rico.Moody’s issued a statement Wednesday warning that Puerto Rico’s economic crisis is worsening.“We now believe the probability of default is approaching 100 percent and that losses given default are substantial,” it said. “We also believe Puerto Rico’s pursuit of Chapter 9 bankruptcy is not a viable solution. Changing the U.S. bankruptcy code faces significant challenges, and bankruptcy authorization would not be sufficient by itself to manage Puerto Rico’s current pressures.”___Danica Coto on Twitter: 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

Sharing private jets is now a reality

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It is the harsh reality of the NFL Players come

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