Posted: June 23, 2019 June 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 1:14 PM KUSI Newsroom, One dead and three wounded during shooting at La Jolla house party 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) – Police Monday released the name of a 20-year-old woman killed in a weekend shooting.Nina Silver, a San Diego resident, died Sunday after being shot by an unknown assailant, said Lt. Anthony Dupree of the San Diego Police Department.A GoFundMe page has been set up for Silver to help pay for funeral services.Three men were wounded by the assailant in a vehicle that drove by them while they were standing near a house party in La Jolla, Dupree said. A group of people were standing near the east alley in the 7500 block of Cuvier Street when a light-colored sedan drove north in the alley and an occupant from the car fired several rounds at the victims, Dupree said.Officers dispatched to the scene a little before 12:40 a.m and discovered Silver and an unidentified 23-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body, Dupree said.Silver was pronounced dead at an area hospital, and the 23-year-old man was listed in stable but serious condition, police said.Two other victims, both 19-year-old men, arrived at different hospitals with gunshot wounds to the upper body. Both were listed in stable condition.Dupree said there is no description of the occupants in the vehicle. San Diego police homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 619-531-2293. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
The government on Wednesday forbade three NGOs from distributing relief materials among the Rohingyas. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe government on Wednesday forbade three non-government organisations (NGOs) from distributing relief materials among the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh fleeing Myanmar.The three NGOs are Muslim Aid, Islamic Relief and Allama Fazlullah Foundation, officials informed a parliamentary panel on Wednesday.It was alleged at the meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on the foreign ministry that these NGOs were doing ‘something else’ in the name of relief operations.“We went to Cox’s Bazar and came to know that a few NGOs were engaged in doing something else on the plea of distribution of relief materials among the Rohingyas,” committee member Mahjabeen Khaled said to Prothom Alo after the meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.“We asked all to stop publicise something else in the name of distribution of relief materials,” she added.The ruling party member of parliament also said they have asked the authorities to check the identities of all whoever comes to distribute relief. “All have been asked as well to distribute relief materials through the coordination committee,” Mahjabeen added.Another member of the standing committee said, “Bangladesh has given shelter to the Rohingyas, but we must not show a welcome gesture to them. Their repatriation is already a tough task.”The MP also insisted that Bangladesh should ask other countries that proposed to build dwellings for the Rohingyas in Bangladesh, to take them to their countries.The parliamentary body recommended vigorous diplomatic efforts to compel Myanmar to take back Rohingyas, said a press release of the paliament secretariat.The meeting was chaired by committee chief Dipu Moni.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday turned down the election results of Barishal and Rajshahi city corporations and demanded re-election to the two cities, says a UNB report.The party will stage demonstrations in all the towns and metropolitan cities on Thursday to press home its demand.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the announcement at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office.”Out of three cities, we turned down the election results of Barishal and Rajshahi. We also demand cancellation of the results and re-election to the two cities,” he said.About Sylhet city polls, Fakhrul said their party mayoral candidate could have won with a margin of over 100,000 votes had the election been held in a free, fair and credible manner, the report adds.The elections to Rajshahi, Barishal and Sylhet city corporations were held on Monday.Awami League mayoral candidates were unofficially declared elected in Rajshahi and Barishal city polls on Monday, while the announcement of the results was postponed in Sylhet as the number of votes in two centres where voting was suspended is higher than the difference between the two leading candidates’ tallies.
Prothom Alo IllustrationA housewife was reportedly slaughtered allegedly by her husband in Dakpara Pukur Par in Keraniganj in Dhaka on Tuesday.The deceased was Shahnaj Begum, 40, wife of Md Jahangir.Victim’s son Md Hridoy said his parents used to quarrel often over their debt and subsequently also had a brawl in the night.Later, he spotted his mother’s body in the morning and found his father missing.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, said sub-inspector Obaidur Rahman of Keraniganj model police station.Police also seized a locally made sharp weapon from the spot.
A seven-year-old girl has been murdered reportedly after being raped in Narayanganj’s Siddhirganj upazila.The deceased was Tanjil, daughter of Anwar Miah. From Sultanpur village in Sadar upazila of Jahsore district, Anwar had been living in a rented room of the house of Alam Khan in Rasulbagh area.According to family, Tanjil remained missing since Wednesday evening. Failing to trace her even after a frantic search, the victim’s father filed a general diary with Siddhirganj police station.Anwar along with locals resumed the search for the minor girl on Thursday and at one stage, they found Tanjil’s body inside a storeroom at the house in the afternoon.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Narayanganj General Hospital for autopsy, said Shahin Shah Parvez, officer-in-charge of Siddhirganj police station.He said Tanjil might have been strangled after rape. “The body bore several injury marks,” he said.
The findings showed that the reward system of the brain has been ‘hijacked’ by the drug and that the users need the drug to feel reward – or that their emotional response has been dampened.Humans are born with an innate drive to engage in behaviours that feel rewarding and give pleasure, but over time marijuana use was associated with a lower response to a monetary reward. “This means that something that would be rewarding to most people was no longer rewarding to them,” said Mary Heitzeg, Neuroscientist and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Further, marijuana use was also found to impact the emotional functioning of the brain. Marijuana can cause effects, including problems with emotional functioning, academic problems and even structural brain changes, said the paper published in JAMA Psychiatry. And the earlier in life someone tries marijuana, the faster their transition to becoming dependent on the drug, or other substances. “Some people may believe that marijuana is not addictive or that it’s ‘better’ than other drugs that can cause dependence,” Heitzeg said adding, “but marijuana changes your brain in a way that may change your behaviour, and where you get your sense of reward from. It affects the brain in a way that may make it more difficult to stop using it.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPrevious research has shown that the brains of people who use a high-inducing drug repeatedly often respond more strongly when they’re shown cues related to that drug. The increased response means that the drug has become associated in their brains with positive, rewarding feelings. And that can make it harder to stop seeking out the drug and using it, said the researchers. “If this is true with marijuana users, it may be that the brain can drive the use of the drug, and that this use can also affect the brain,” said lead author Meghan Martz, doctoral student at the University of Michigan. For the study, the team involved 108 people in their early 20s – the prime age for marijuana use. All had brain scans at three points over four years. While their brain was being scanned in a functional MRI scanner, they played a game that asked them to click a button when they saw a target on a screen in front of them. Before each round, they were told they might win 20 cents, or $5 – or that they might lose that amount, have no reward or loss.The researchers focussed on the nucleus accumbens – the reward centres of the volunteers’ brains. When a reward is being anticipated, the cells of the nucleus accumbens usually swing into action, pumping out dopamine – a ‘pleasure chemical.’ The bigger the response, the more pleasure or thrill a person feels and the more likely they’ll be to repeat the behaviour later.
Register Now » March 7, 2013 Whether attending in person or keeping a watchful eye for reports online, technology entrepreneurs and enthusiasts alike are gearing up for this year’s SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) festival. It is arguably the go-to event for digital creatives and innovators from all over the world to meet and share their ideas. And, in recent years, it’s where tech startups like Twitter and Foursquare have been announced.This year’s five-day mega tech gathering kicks off Friday in Austin, Texas. It includes an onslaught of keynotes, panel sessions, workshops and meetups — covering all things web design, social media, mobile, usability, new tech business models and more. There’s also a Startup Village showcasing the various startups at SXSWi, the SXSW Interactive Accelerator during which some 50 startups will be competing for prizes, and the Gaming Expo for video game startups.Attendees can expect keynote presentations from a list of entrepreneurs and industry personalities. Among them will be Bre Pettis, co-founder of the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based 3-D printing startup MakerBot. As will be Elon Musk, who co-founded PayPal, electric car designer and manufacturer Tesla Motors and space transportation company SpaceX.Related: The Top 10 Startup Events to Watch in 2013The casual attendee might be overwhelmed by the number of events and topics being discussed over the next few days. We offer here a list of sessions we find particularly interesting:”Tales of US Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley” (Friday, March 8). Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian shares stories from Internet 2012 Campaign Tour, a bus he co-crowd funded to spread awareness about internet policy and to “collect, document and share stories throughout the American heartland.””Insights About Innovation: David Sacks Fireside Chat” (Saturday, March 9) David Sacks, CEO of Yammer Inc., and Mahalo founder and CEO Jason Calacanis discuss what it takes to create a disruptive startup, their lessons learned and the current and future state of innovation in Silicon Valley.”Airbnb’s Brian Chesky Talks with Fortune” (Sunday, March 10) Airbnb’s co-founder on designing and building a platform for sharing homes, the company’s push into the travel guide area and the challenges of scaling a disruptive business model.”Nate Silver: The Signal & the Noise” (Sunday, March 10) Silver, one of the most influential political forecasters and bloggers in the U.S., will examine the world of prediction, investigating how others can “distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.””When Bad Names Happen to Good Startups” (Monday, March 11) Speakers from brand agency archer>malmo will discuss the aspects of a successful brand name one that “fully captures your story, highlights your point of difference, and inspires a spark of desire in your target.””The Rise of the Impact Entrepreneur” (Tuesday, March 12) A panel of presenters discusses the technologies and companies that are “poised to tackle our 21st century problems, and witness the growing movement of ‘tech for good.'”And some topics will stray a bit from technology and startup culture. For instance, former Vice President Al Gore offers his “forecast into the future,” acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman and Warner Bros. TV executive producer Chuck Lorre will talk about challenges of the creative process, and The 4-Hour Workweek (Harmony, 2007) author Tim Ferriss will share cooking and lifestyle advice from The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life (New Harvest, 2012). There’s a lot going on at SXSWi and we’ll be your eyes and ears on the ground. Stay tuned to Entrepreneur.com over the next several days for news and updates from the big event.Related: 15 Billion-Dollar Tech Startups Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
By: The Associated Press Carnival lowers profit outlook, cites U.S. ban on Cuba cruises Friday, June 21, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share MIAMI — Carnival Corporation earned US$451 million in its fiscal second quarter, which ended May 31, down from $561 million a year earlier. The results, however, were better than analysts had expected.The company said it expects to earn between $4.25 and $4.35 per share for the fiscal year that runs through next February. That is down from an earlier forecast of $4.35 to $4.55 per share.Cruise operators were caught off guard this month when the Trump administration announced a ban on U.S. cruise line sailings to Cuba over the Cuban government’s support for Venezuela’s beleaguered president.Carnival and other operators scrambled to reroute passengers – some of whom showed up at docks in Florida with Cuban itineraries, but were unsure where they were going that day. Other customers said they would cancel bookings and ask for refunds.While other Caribbean destinations have been popular, the cruise lines were able to charge higher prices for trips to Cuba.More news: Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongCarnival CEO Arnold Donald told analysts that Cuba cruises are “not in the plans for next year, and therefore that higher-yielding itinerary is off the table.”Carnival said the Cuba ban will cut its earnings by between 4 and 6 cents per share, while rerouting passengers booked on its Carnival Vista ship, now undergoing repairs, will cost 8 to 10 cents per share.On top of that, bookings in Europe are being hurt by slowing economic growth. And Carnival is paying more for fuel.Carnival’s second-quarter profit was down $110 million from a year earlier. Still, the company said that excluding unusual items it earned 66 cents per share, beating the forecast of 61 cents per share among analysts surveyed by FactSet.Revenue rose 11% to $4.84 billion, topping the analysts’ estimate of $4.54 billion. But spending also increased, led by a jump of more than 13% for fuel.Carnival shares fell $4.04, or 7.7%, to close at $48.80. They were down nearly 13% earlier in the session before making a partial recovery. Tags: Carnival Cruise Line, Cuba