Small earthquake registered near Malta

first_img SharePrint Google MapsGoogle Maps A small earthquake has been registered close to Malta.According to the University of Malta’s Seismic Monitoring & Research Group, the earthquake was registered at 9:44 am. The earthquake was registered in the waters some 160 kilometres away from Malta. It registered at a 4.7 in terms of force, meaning that although felt, any damage is minimal.Seismic Monitoring & Research Group – Google MapsA spokesperson for the Police told that no damages were reported as a result of the earthquake.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Instagram Blocks Snapchat Telegram Links In User Profiles

first_imgInstagram Advertisement Facebook owned, Instagram has started blocking ‘add me’ links to rival platforms Telegram and Snapchat , in users’ bios. Until recently, users added their Snapchat profile links to their instagram bios but this is no more. Unfortunately you can no longer ride on your Insta-fame to re-create the same following on these platforms any more.Following this week’s Snapchat’s CEO announcement to investors of the platform now favorably rivalling Facebook’s video sharing statistics with an average of 800million Video Views per day. This is arguably a competitive move by Instagram to cut out cross linking traffic to rival platforms. – Advertisement – An Instagram spokesperson confirmed the change to Mashable saying in a statement that the types of links it is blocking represent a “rare” use case.We’ve removed the ability to include ‘add me’ links on Instagram profile pages. This was a rare use-case, and not the way our platform was intended to be used. Other types of links are still allowed.Instagram is still allowing social media links like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Swarm, Tumblr, iTunes and more on their platform.Telegram Messenger App tweeted, “Another @Facebook tentacle closes on users’ ability to share a link to their Telegram profile. #hypocrisy.”For Telegram, this is not only the first but a second Facebook owned product that has curtailed user’s freedom to share links to their Telegram profiles. The same was seen done by Whatsapp last year, also arguably their biggest rival in the Instant Messaging space.last_img read more

Uganda Telecom Calls For Applications For its Forthcoming Hackathon

first_imgDevelopers Week goes to Nairobi, Kenya from April 25 to May 1, 20116. Image Credit: NairobiDesignWeek Advertisement As we wait for the forthcoming 1776 pitch event to happen at tech-incubation hub; Hive Colab on September 7th this year, IT and Telecom firm; Uganda Telecom Limited is looking for opportunities to partner with talented minds in their one day upcoming hackathon dubbed ‘UTL Hackathon’ scheduled to happen on September 9th from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at Hive colab.The firm is offering developers/Innovators a platform to showcase their abilities and ideas for a chance to win a grand prize of USD$3,500 (roughly 12,610,500 UGX). “We are doing this because we feel that innovation is best demonstrated by bringing ideas to life, even if the first version may not be perfect,” the firm writes in a statement.Interested participants should make sure that their prototypes meet the minimum technical requirements – and can therefore send in their applications (FOLLOW THIS LINK) not later than Saturday 9th, September 2017. – Advertisement – Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its post.last_img read more

The itel P33 with the Acclaimed 80 Hour Battery Life Finally Launches

first_imgitel P33 launched on April 8th taking place of the itel P32 | Courtesy Photo/itel. Advertisement Itel Mobile has on Monday officially announced its latest Power series smartphones ‘itel P33’ in Uganda. Building on the premium legacy of long-lasting battery performance, the flagship handset embodies a revolutionary battery setup with the industry-leading technologies that takes smartphone battery experience to a whole new level.The itel P33 now the latest in the Power series itel mobiles also becomes the successor of the itel P32 that launched in Aug. 2018. Now the itel P33 brings on premium features and better performance than its predecessor.During the unveiling of the phones, Ms. Lindah Nakityo; Communications Manager, itel mobile Uganda said; “With the newly unveiled itel P33, itel Mobile is committed to providing best-in-class smartphones for everyone that offers more value with cutting-edge technology, features, and style but at a very friendly price.” – Advertisement – She further said, the itel P33 is extending the reputation of an exceptional value proposition that no mid-range flagship smartphone canmatch. Quoting her, she said “We’re confident, this device will not just raise the bar but will satisfy our consumer’s need of a long-lasting battery to the fullest.”The main highlight on the flagship is its massive 4, 000mAh battery. The company claims the phone can go up-to 80 hours on normal usage, 22 hours continual 3G phone call, and 350 hours standby. PC Tech Magazine is yet to receive a handset for review, where our critics will have to prove this theory. However, itel mobile phones are known for its better performance when it comes to battery life.With the itel P33, the company said the battery comes integrated with an advanced AI Power Master. This helps control the handset’s power consumption in many scenarios automatically as company claims. Furthermore, the power saving mode intelligently adjust the phone performance and apps to extend battery life by 35% at most.Specifications of the itel P33The interesting part comes to the handset’s specifications. The Dual SIM 5.5-Inch handset flagship runs on Android Oreo (GO Edition) to optimize the phones performance coupled with the 4, 000mAh battery. The phone is powered by a Quad-core 1.3GHz processor paired with 1GB RAM with an on-board storage of 16GB.In terms of imaging and video, it spots a dual rear camera at 8MP+0.8MP and a single front shooter at 5MP. The rear camera is capable of shooting videos in 720p at 30 frames per second (fps).Additionally, itel P33 comes with face unlock and fingerprint sensor to secure your privacy. Compare to P32, now the P33 fingerprint quick access functions have been upgraded from 5 functions to 8. In terms of connectivity, it supports a microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, and GPS.The phone is priced at UGX270, 000 and is available in vibrant range of colors; Champagne Gold, Deep Grey — including the new fashionable Aqua Blue color.last_img read more

England v Moldova

first_imgEngland v MoldovaWorld Cup Qualifiers8pmENGLAND 12 MOLDOVA 0 (ON AGGREGATE)In theory it should be straightforward for England against Moldova at Wembley tonight.Perhaps as easy as the previous times they have met with England 12-0 up in three games !!Sep 2012 World Cup Moldova 0 – 5 EnglandSep 1997 World Cup England 4 – 0 MoldovaSep 1996 World Cup Moldova 0 – 3 EnglandIt’s a must win match for England who face an even tougher task next Tuesday against Ukraine which will go a long way to decide whether they qualify automatically.Hodgson didn’t exactly exude confidence when interviewed this week, no doubt feeling the pressure of the approaching games and an injury list which includes Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney.For all the problems it’s hard to see anything other than a comfortable success for England but most of my options are long odds-on.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)The bet for me is England (-2) at around 7/10 on the handicap.last_img read more


first_imgWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 27 JanuaryRACING1.10 ThurlesCradle Mountain 11/8 > 4/51.30 LingfieldPickering 13/2 > 100/302.50 ThurlesOscar Lantern 5/1 > 9/43.45 LingfieldTarakkom 8/1 > 7/25.10 KemptonHope You Dance 9/2 > 5/27.10 KemptonWarden Bond 11/1 > 9/28.10 KemptonCapelena 14/1 > 6/1LIVE FOOTBALLCapital One Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD8/15 Man City 5/1 Everton 7/2 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation)last_img read more

Lauriers Lazaridis School Entrepreneurial Education Honored

first_img RelatedAlbers School Entrepreneurship Center Recognized by AACSBEntrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of many business schools. However, for 35 global business schools, their commitment to creating and incubating cutting-edge business innovations and fostering entrepreneurship in the next generation of business leaders stands above the rest. In the inaugural AACSB Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge, the Albers Innovation…May 22, 2017In “Featured Region”Earning an MBA in Toronto Without the Full-Time CommitmentDespite the substantial benefits of earning an MBA, for many professionals, the idea of taking an extended detour while they earn their degree may be impractical or even impossible. An accelerated MBA allows motivated students to bring their new knowledge and qualifications to the workforce more quickly. For those Toronto-bound…August 9, 2017In “Accelerated MBA”Terry Women’s Initiative Named ‘Innovation that Inspires’ by AACSBThe University of Georgia – Terry College of Business’ women’s initiative was recently honored by AACSB International as an “innovation that inspires.” The Terry Women’s Initiative was created to empower women at the school by preparing them for success and help them to realize their full potential as part of the university…February 15, 2017In “Featured Region” Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail For its commitment to creating and incubating business innovation and fostering entrepreneurship, AACSB International—the world’s largest global education network—recognized Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics. They were one of only 35 business schools from around the globe to receive this distinction for helping the next generation of business leaders.“I am pleased to recognize the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics for its commitment to developing thoughtful, dynamic education experiences that instill entrepreneurship and creative thinking in its students,” said Thomas R. Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of AACSB International, in a press release. “Entrepreneurship is about problem solving and working to make improvements – whether on a business or society at large—and AACSB celebrates the Lazaridis School for striving to instill that same sense of responsibility in its business education curriculum.”The recognition came as a result of the inaugural AACSB Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge, which highlights accredited schools that offer innovative and creative best practices through entrepreneurship programs. Each accredited school was invited to submit an example of their commitment to student learning and the opportunities they provided for students to gain business skills necessary for success. The challenge focused on uncovering each school’s unique approach to engaging the business community, expanding education outside the classroom and positively impacting society. The selection process also included a panel of judges made up of corporate leaders from a variety of disciplines including venture capital, consulting and accounting. In total, 120 schools across 34 countries submitted a nomination to the AACSB and only 35 schools were eventually chosen. The chosen schools were picked as leaders in fostering and developing entrepreneurship at both the undergraduate and graduate level.For the Lazaridis School, the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation played a large role in its nomination. The Center offers students experiential learning opportunities in entrepreneurship and social innovation. “The Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation is one of Canada’s longest-running post-secondary organizations dedicated to entrepreneurship education for students, alumni and the community,” said Micheál Kelly, Dean of the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, which houses and operates the Schlegel Centre. “We are deeply proud of our reputation for offering innovative and immersive entrepreneurship education and for being leaders in entrepreneurship education,” they added. “This recognition is a testament to our leadership in this area.” About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo center_img Laurier’s Lazaridis School Entrepreneurial Education Honored regions: Torontolast_img read more

Friday News – USC Marshall Announces New Dean HBS Receives Gift for

first_imgFriday News – USC Marshall Announces New Dean, HBS Receives Gift for Dual Degree, and More Last Updated Jun 21, 2019 by Maggie BoccellaFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail regions: Boston / Chicago / Los Angeles / New York City / Philadelphia RelatedChicago Booth, Michigan Rise in New U.S. News Business School RankingThe new, official U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best business schools in the United States has been released, with some minor shake-ups at the top. For the second year in a row, Harvard Business School remains tied for the first overall in the ranking. However, the University of Chicago Booth…March 20, 2018In “Featured Home”Diversity and Inclusion at USC MarshallThere’s no doubt that interacting with classmates is one of the best parts about attending an MBA program. That’s because when you surround yourself with excellence, you can’t help but excel yourself. And that’s definitely true at the USC Marshall MBA program. Not only are all Marshall MBA candidates top-tier,…December 7, 2016In “Advice”Los Angeles News: UC Irvine Female Faculty Recognized, and MoreLet’s visit some of the biggest news stories coming out of business schools and MBA programs in Los Angeles. Welcome New EMBA Director Joe O’Hannigan – Loyola Marymount Newsroom The Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration has recently named Joe O’Hannigan as the new associate dean and director for the school’s Executive…February 13, 2018In “Featured Home”center_img About the AuthorMaggie BoccellaMaggie Boccella, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, is a freelance writer, artist and photographer. She has consulted on various film and multimedia projects, and she also serves as a juror for the city’s annual LGBTQIA Film Festival.View more posts by Maggie Boccella Let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories from this week, including the newest USC Marshall dean.Geoffrey Garrett Named New Dean of USC Marshall School of Business – USC Marshall NewsThe USC Marshall School of Business announced its newest dean, Geoffrey Garrett, formerly of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Garrett, an economist and political theorist, begins his tenure in 2020.President Wanda M. Austin says of Garrett’s appointment, “He has a demonstrated track record in global business theory and practice, which aligns with our mission to create the leaders of the future … Marshall School of Business has found a tremendous leader in Geoffrey Garrett.”Geoffrey Garrett is set to begin his USC Marshall dean tenure next year.Along with serving as Wharton’s dean, Garrett is also the Reliance Professor of Management and Enterprise, and he formerly taught political science there. Prior to his positions at Wharton, he served as dean of the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. His appointment at Marshall will not be the first position he has held at USC, however. He also taught communications, international relations, law and business in 2005. Garrett says, “My first year will be all about listening and learning … I think I have a pretty good appreciation for the world of business and education and for what USC Marshall has achieved. But the DNA of the school is its people, and I have so much to learn from them and about them.”Read here for more about the newest USC Marshall dean.HBS and SEAS Announce Gift of Financial Aid to Support Joint Degree Program Students – Harvard SEAS NewsA generous gift from two alumni has contributed to the growth of the MS/MBA joint degree program at Harvard University. Denise Dupré and Mark Nunnelly, both 1984 MBA graduates, have given the needed support for a financial aid program for students who are pursuing the dual degree. The MS/MBA program launched in 2018, and it has served to unite HBS and the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).Twenty-nine students are enrolled in the MS/MBA’s inaugural program, whose curriculum focuses in equal part on technology, design, and business and management principles.Nitin Nohria, Harvard Business School Dean, says:“This generous gift will support future leaders who will bridge the worlds of business and engineering, spurring innovation and the commercialization of new discoveries to address many of society’s most exciting opportunities … The expansion of SEAS to [the Allston campus] is a catalyst for collaboration that will propel and transform teaching and research at Harvard for decades to come.”The expansion of Allston was a major catalyst for Dupré and Nunnelly’s gift. “We’ve both been enormous fans of the possibilities in Allston for many years,” says Nunnelly. “It’s so incredibly important to the future of Harvard, the city of Boston, and the entire state of Massachusetts.”For more on the MS/MBA and the Allston expansion, read here.Calculating New Ideas – Fox School of Business Idea MarketplaceA statistician and associate professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has made great strides in data science with a pair of new developments that will likely be game changers in healthcare and education.Zhigen Zhao, along with his colleagues, have discovered a way to calculate health risks by studying interactions between human genes. The team developed an algorithm which will analyze 20,000 genes at a time (twice the number of previous methods), which may help doctor’s to determine a patient’s risk for such things as Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, and obesity.“Our method only takes two-tenths of a second to finish this kind of calculation,” Zhao says. “People’s health can depend on a specific combination of their genes.”Another breakthrough algorithm Zhao and his team created will help to bridge the divide in standardized test scores between advantaged and disadvantaged students. With the new tool, the team parsed the test results collected from various schools to create a more thorough picture of who was doing well on which tests.“The main idea for this method is to incorporate school district information to get a new threshold … The standard method, which doesn’t include this information, can be either overly conservative or overly liberal.”Read here for more on Zhigen Zhao and his team’s work.Career Changer’s Investment in Master’s Program Has Big Payoff – Rutgers Business School NewsJulie Mitchell, a graduate of the Rutgers Business School Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program, managed to launch a new and more profitable career even amidst the daily challenges of family and work.Mitchell is Senior Procurement Agent in Supply Chain Management for Boeing, where she manages every aspect of equipment delivery to create 737 galleys. She has been with Boeing for five years, and in that time her salary has increased by 83 percent. “The degree catapulted me into a senior procurement agent position,” she says. “There are people who have waited 10 years for that to happen.”Julie Mitchell, Rutgers online Maser of Science in Supply Chain Management alum / Photo via business.rutgers.eduAfter a decade plus long career of managing a dental practice, Mitchell decided to take a job at Boeing where she discovered her talent for managing billing, logistics, and operations. Several experiences led her to further hone in on her natural ability for ‘disruption management,’ and from there she earned her degree.“I like to be challenged and I like fixing problems. A 737 has 400,000 parts, including nuts and bolts. It can be like working on a puzzle. The most rewarding thing is delivering something to a customer that they’re happy with.”For more on the online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management at Rutgers, read here.last_img read more

North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Vow to Stay Despite Victory

first_img Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Vow to Stay Despite Victory By The Associated Press December 5, 2016 Updated: December 5, 2016 Share CANNON BALL, N.D.—Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday’s government deadline to leave.Hundreds of people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment cheered and chanted “mni wichoni”—”water is life” in Lakota Sioux—after the Army Corps of Engineers refused Sunday to grant the company permission to extend the pipeline beneath a Missouri River reservoir.The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters argue that extending the project beneath Lake Oahe would threaten the tribe’s water source and cultural sites. The segment is the last major sticking point for the four-state, $3.8 billion project.“The whole world is watching,” said Miles Allard, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux. “I’m telling all our people to stand up and not to leave until this is over.”Despite the deadline, authorities say they won’t forcibly remove the protesters.The company constructing the pipeline, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, released a statement Sunday night slamming the Army Corps’ decision as politically motivated and alleging that President Barack Obama’s administration was determined to delay the matter until he leaves office. “The White House’s directive today to the Corps for further delay is just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency,” the company said.A Native American drum procession moves through the Oceti Sakowin camp after it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won't grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., on Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman) A Native American drum procession moves through the Oceti Sakowin camp after it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., on Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)President-elect Donald Trump, a pipeline supporter, will take office in January, although it wasn’t immediately clear what steps his administration would be able to take to reverse the Army Corps’ latest decision or how quickly that could happen.That uncertainty, Allard said, is part of the reason the protesters won’t leave.“We don’t know what Trump is going to do,” Allard said.Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said in a news release that her decision was based on the need to consider alternative routes for the pipeline’s crossing. Her full decision doesn’t rule out that it could cross under the reservoir or north of Bismarck.“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Darcy said. “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”North Dakota’s leaders criticized the decision, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple calling it a “serious mistake” that “prolongs the dangerous situation” of having several hundred protesters who are camped out on federal land during cold, wintry weather. U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer said it’s a “very chilling signal” for the future of infrastructure in the United States.Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday that the Department of Justice will “continue to monitor the situation” and stands “ready to provide resources to help all those who can play a constructive role in easing tensions.”“The safety of everyone in the area—law enforcement officers, residents and protesters alike—continues to be our foremost concern,” she added.Carla Youngbear of the Meskwaki Potawatomi tribe made her third trip from central Kansas to be at the protest site.“I have grandchildren, and I’m going to have great grandchildren,” she said. “They need water. Water is why I’m here.”Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave Archambault didn’t respond to messages seeking comment.Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, whose department has done much of the policing for the protests, said that “local law enforcement does not have an opinion” on the easement and that his department will continue to “enforce the law.”U.S. Secretary for the Interior Sally Jewell said in a statement that the Corps’ “thoughtful approach … ensures that there will be an in-depth evaluation of alternative routes for the pipeline and a closer look at potential impacts.”Earlier Sunday, an organizer with Veterans Stand for Standing Rock said tribal elders had asked the military veterans not to have confrontations with law enforcement officials, adding the group is there to help out those who’ve dug in against the project.About 250 veterans gathered about a mile from the main camp for a meeting with organizer Wes Clark Jr., the son of former Democratic presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark. The group had said about 2,000 veterans were coming, but it wasn’t clear how many actually arrived.“We have been asked by the elders not to do direct action,” Wes Clark Jr. said. He added that the National Guard and law enforcement have armored vehicles and are armed, warning: “If we come forward, they will attack us.”Instead, he told the veterans, “If you see someone who needs help, help them out.”Some veterans will take part in a prayer ceremony Monday, during which they’ll apologize for historical detrimental conduct by the military toward Native Americans and ask for forgiveness, Clark said. He also called the veterans’ presence “about right and wrong and peace and love.”Authorities moved a blockade from the north end of the Backwater Bridge with the conditions that protesters stay south of it and come there only if there is a prearranged meeting. Authorities also asked protesters not to remove barriers on the bridge, which they have said was damaged in the late October conflict that led to several people being hurt, including a serious arm injury.“That heavy presence is gone now and I really hope in this de-escalation they’ll see that, and in good faith . the leadership in those camps will start squashing the violent factions,” Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said in a statement, reiterating that any violation will “will result in their arrest.”Steven Perry, a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran who’s a member of the Little Traverse Bay band of Odawa Indians in Michigan, spoke of one of the protesters’ main concerns: that the pipeline could pollute drinking water. “This is not just a native issue,” he said, “This is an issue for everyone.” center_img A crowd gathers in celebration at the Oceti Sakowin camp after it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., on Dec. 4, 2016. 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Police Identify Driver and Victims in TripleFatal Corpus Christi Crash

first_img Police Identify Driver and Victims in Triple-Fatal Corpus Christi Crash By Ivan Pentchoukov November 13, 2017 Updated: November 13, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   (GoFundMe) From Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov Share Share this article A grandmother and her granddaughter were killed when their car was t-boned by a speeding vehicle in Texas on Sunday night.Tamra Kindred, 59, died at the scene and her 16-year-old granddaughter Aujuni Anderson died on her way to the hospital, KIII TV reported.Police identified the driver of the other vehicle as Josua DelBosque, 29. Authorities said that speed and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.According to Kindred’s daughter, DelBosque was speeding and ran a red light before crashing into Kindred’s car.Footage from local media shows a car on its roof resting on top of a row of bushes more than a dozen feet from the road. Police cruisers, ambulances, and fire trucks swarmed the intersection of Kostoryz Road and SPID in Corpus Christi after the 11:20 p.m. crash. Kindred’s daughter and Anderson’s aunt, Jenn Kindred, shared the heartbreaking aftermath of the crash on a GoFundMe page she set up for funeral expenses.“Walking into my sister’s house to have the cops tell me to sit down, and seeing my sister crying her eyes out is a moment in my life I will never forget,” Kindred wrote. “My sister lost her daughter and mother. I lost my niece and my mother.”Aujuni played piano and guitar, wrote songs, liked photography and was “extremely talented and kindhearted,” Kindred wrote.“Two caskets. Two deaths we are mourning,” Kindred wrote. “Aujuni, 16 years old, had a bright future.”Tamra Kindred recently went back to school and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, according to her daughter.“Our sweet innocent mother, who couldn’t hurt a fly even if she tried will never get to see her grandbabies grow up,” Kindred wrote.She also recently started to go to church and was scheduled to have bariatric surgery.“She was motivated to take back her life,” Kindred wrote. “And it has now been taken from her.”Kindred’s daughters Elizabeth Tamay Anderson and Jenn Kindred are collecting funds for the funeral and plan to raise awareness for safe driving. US News Show Discussionlast_img read more

Horror House Kids Were Forced to March Like Soldiers at Night

first_img A former neighbor revealed that the 13 siblings found starving and shackled inside a California home would march “military style” late at night.“I … thought they were some kind of cult,” neighbor, Mike Clifford Jr, told The Sun. The 17-year-old who escaped the Turpin house in which she and 12 siblings were allegedly imprisoned and abused, was afraid her parents would kill her if they caught her. (Facebook)“At night time all the kids would walk back and forth on the second storey,” he added. “We could see them through the windows.”Clifford Jr, who works in a hospital, said he’d often see the Turpin siblings being marched through the upstairs rooms between midnight and 3 a.m., reported the New York Post.“The light would be on the whole the time, and they would be marching the kids back and forth,” Clifford Jr told The Post. The 30-year-old former neighbor of the Turpins said the family never came out except very late at night.“I’d never see them during the day except I saw two of the sisters go check the mail once,” he told The Sun. The four-bedroom home in Perris, California where the 13 children were found (Reuters)“I tried to say hello but they just looked straight ahead went to the mailbox and went back, like zombies almost. Completely monotone, no personality or social skills or anything.“They never came out except very late at night when they would load all the kids into the minivan – it would be around midnight or even later,” he continued.“I don’t know where they went at that time… Who knows. What kind of parents don’t let their kids play outside?” he added.David and Louise Turpin were arrested and charged with child endangerment and torture on Sunday, Jan. 14 when their 17-year-old daughter, whom officials thought was only 10, escaped their Perris, California, home and contacted authorities, according to police. They’re now being held on $9 million bails each. (Screenshot via Facebook)The 13 kids were aged 2 to 29. They were taken to a hospital and were given food and drink.The children were, as police said, “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings.”“The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty,” a news release from police said.Jack Phillips contributed to this article.From Recommended Video: Thrilling GoPro journey down a deep well to check out reports of limestone caves  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share ‘Horror House’ Kids Were Forced to March Like Soldiers at Night By Janita Kan January 17, 2018 Updated: January 17, 2018 Share this articlecenter_img A combination photo of David Allen Turpin (L) and Louise Ann Turpin as they appear in booking photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in Riverside County, California, U.S., January 15, 2018. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Handout via Reuters) Follow Janita on Twitter: @janitakan US News Show Discussionlast_img read more

Army Gives Heroism Medals to JROTC Cadets Killed in Florida School Shooting

first_img The U.S. Army has awarded Heroism Medals to the junior ROTC cadets killed in the Florida school shooting last week.The three JROTC cadets were killed on Feb. 14 in Parkland when Nikolas Cruz shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Besides the cadets, 14 others died.But the cadets were recognized for helping save lives, particularly Peter Wang, 15, who eyewitnesses said held a door open so that students could escape the scene faster.Also killed were Martin Duque and Alaina Petty, both 14.Calls had been made for a military funeral for the cadets and a spokesperson for the Army told the Daily Beast that the Army gave a Medal of Heroism to each slain student.  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber The first was presented to Petty’s family during her memorial service on Monday while Wang’s was to be given to his family during his memorial service on Tuesday.Duque’s family will be given his medal on Saturday, reported the Daily Beast.The medal recognizes cadets whose performance “involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities.” A spokesman for the Army told Fox News that Wang’s medal was going to be on his uniform as his family requested that he be buried in it.“The JROTC Heroism medal will be on his uniform, but a second ‘keepsake’ medal will be given to his family,” Michael Maddox said.Also, the U.S. Military Academy West Post is posthumously admitting Wang. Wang dreamed of attending the academy when he grew older.From Share Show Discussion US News Here’s the West Point certificate of appointment for Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting victim Peter Wang, 15.— Brittany Wallman (@BrittanyWallman) February 20, 2018 Share this article Recommended Video: Accused Florida Shooter’s Neighbors Sensed Something Amiss with Cruz from a Young Age  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   It is with broken hearts that Sunrise Post 365 & Stoneman Douglas JROTC shares the loss of our soaring eagles! We honor them, and will miss their courage, tenacity, and their smiles! Cadet Peter Wang, Cadet Martin Duque, and Cadet Alaina Petty. May they always soar high!— sunrisepost365 (@sunrisepost365) February 18, 2018 Army Gives Heroism Medals to JROTC Cadets Killed in Florida School Shooting By Zachary Stieber February 20, 2018 Updated: February 20, 2018last_img read more

Tripp Halstead Toddler Seriously Injured When Tree Limb Fell on Him 5

first_img Show Discussion Tripp Halstead, a young boy who was seriously injured more than five years ago when a tree branch fell on him, damaging his brain, has passed away.Halstead’s father broke the news to Atlanta’s WSB-TV reporters on Thursday, March 15.“Thank you for all of the support,” Tripp’s mother, Stacey Halstead, told 11Alive in a statement. “We are devastated.”Commenter Shannon Bove’s statement reflects a sentiment doubtlessly widespread among the more than 1.3 million followers of the Facebook page Tripp Halstead Updates, set up by his family to allow a broader community to share in the boy’s journey.“My heart broke when I heard the news. Thank you to the Halstead family for letting us all be a part of Tripp’s life and journey. No amount of words will help the pain or take your hurt away. We all loved Tripp so much and are praying for your entire family. My deepest condolences. I’m lighting a candle for him and your family tonight and praying.” The lives of Tripp and his family were forever changed on Oct. 29, 2012, when Stacy Halstead dropped off her 2-year-old son at a Winder, Georgia daycare, 11Alive reported.She received a call at 11 a.m. with heart-breaking news that her son had been injured in a freak accident.While initially touch-and-go, eventually the toddler pulled through. People all over the country started to follow along and root for his recovery.There was the initial news on Nov. 6, 2012, that he was going to make it, after all.Later, on July 15, 2014, Tripp and his family moved into a home renovated by Sunshine on a Ranney Day to accommodate the boy’s needs.And on July 31, 2017, Tripp started first grade.Then on Thursday, the boy’s mother wrote that she brought him to the hospital Thursday morning after she noticed his breathing had become labored.When doctors examined the boy, he was suspected of having pneumonia or mucus in the lungs.Later that day, Tripp’s family shared the sad news.“There are no words to express how Bill and I are feeling at this moment. We are beyond devastated and honestly, I believe I am in shock. Our amazing, perfect, beautiful miracle of a son, Tripp Hughes Halstead passed away at 5:47 pm today. He was our whole world.We love you Trippadoo and you will never realize the impact you made on our lives.I have no idea when I will post again. I’m still processing everything. But Bill and I were in the room when he passed at the hospital. His little body was just done fighting this last infection. His little heart gave out. This winter was brutal for him. I’m just so thankful he had the best summer ever. Jet skis, Disney World, the list is endless and that’s when we got those amazing huge smiles.At this time, I will not be reading the comments but your welcome to leave them for me to read in the coming weeks.You have been the most loyal and outstanding followers we could have ever asked for and We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the past 5 1/2 years. You let us into your lives and You were there when we needed you most.Love, Bill and Stacy”  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Tripp Halstead, Toddler Seriously Injured When Tree Limb Fell on Him 5 Years Ago, Has Died By Tom Ozimek March 16, 2018 Updated: March 16, 2018 Recommended Video: Timelapse Video Captures ‘Ocean’ of Clouds Over Vancouver, British Columbia Share Share this article Follow Tom on Twitter: @OZImekTOM US News last_img read more

11 Children Hospitalized After Getting Sick in Home Officials Dont Know Why

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Recommended video:“I Was a Communist Slave”  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Show Discussion 11 Children Hospitalized After Getting Sick in Home. Officials Don’t Know Why By Jack Phillips May 8, 2018 Updated: May 8, 2018 Eleven children and one adult were rushed to the hospital in Warren, Michigan, on Monday, May 7, after they became ill inside a house.Police are investigating what made the children sick, according to Local 4.Fire crews placed the children inside ambulances on Monday after taking them from the home.Sources told Local 4 that the house was filled with feces.A neighbor told Fox2 Detroit that a little girl ran to her house, asking to use her phone. A video screenshot shows the outside of the Warren, Michigan, home. (Fox – 2 Detroit screenshot / Videoelephant)The girl told her that her brother was choking and couldn’t breathe.“I gave her the phone and said, ‘Is everything all right?’ She said, ‘My brother can’t breathe.’ I asked how old he was; she said 6. I said, ‘Well, I’m a nurse; let me see him,” Wanda Lee told Fox2.“Can’t breathe? It’s dangerous; it’s scary. And no adults anywhere,” Lee told the station.Police found that 11 children under the age of 10 were very ill, likely poisoned by something in the house.Janique Thomas told Local 4 that her sister was watching the children when they started getting sick. Neighbor Wanda Lee responded to the incident. (Fox – 2 Detroit screenshot / Videoelephant)“I have no idea what’s going on,” Thomas said.“Really had me concerned when you see 2- to 5-year-olds being carried on a stretcher, screaming. One of the little boys was terrified. He couldn’t have been over 3 or 4, and he doesn’t know what’s going on,” said Robert Bauss, a local, according to the station.Police, emergency workers, and fire HAZMAT crews converged on the home.“They weren’t well taken care of, from what I could see and from on the outside. They were running around all day; no shoes; dirty clothes; no supervision,” Bauss told the station.Fox2 reported that two different mothers live there with 11 children. Neighbors said that they’ve only been there for about three weeks, but they said it’s clear the children were being taken care of properly.Both mothers will likely face abuse and neglect charges, police told the Fox affiliate.“All of the kids are stable, and right now, we’re just investigating to see if we can determine what may have caused this illness at this time,” Warren Fire Commissioner Wilburt McAdams said, Local 4 reported.center_img Share US News Officials added that a 3-month-old child was listed in critical condition. Share this articlelast_img read more

Woman Calls 911 After a Bear Gets Stuck in Her Car

first_imgWatch Next: Kangaroo Attacks Cyclist  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow Jane on Twitter: @itsjanewriting Share US News A woman from Conneticut made a 911 call after she heard noises coming from her parked car.Linda Morad was perplexed when she saw her car’s lights turn on and off and heard the car’s horn beep “like crazy”. She saw someone moving inside the car and rushed to call 911.“I think there’s someone in my car,” she said in a 911 call released to the media. “The lights on and I went out to kind of check it out and I hear noises there.”But the suspect wasn’t a burglar, it was a bear.When police arrived at her home in Canton, they saw the black bear inside her car, opened the door and it scampered into the woods. “We’re guessing he used his paw to open the door,” Police Capain Lawrence Terra said, reported the Hartford Courant. “It looked like he was terrified, by the condition of the car.”The animal had trapped itself in the car and trashed the interior. The damage it caused was astounding.See it here:  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON center_img Woman Calls 911 After a Bear Gets Stuck in Her Car By Jane Werrell May 24, 2018 Updated: May 24, 2018 Share this article “The horn is beeping now. This is getting really creepy,” Morad said in the 911 call. “The lights are dimming, the horn is beeping like crazy. I’m seeing stuff moving around in the car.”Speaking with WFSB-TV, Morad said she was “flabbergasted” when she realized the suspect was a full-sized bear.“I probably think we both were as scared. Me inside the house wondering what was going on and the bear trying to get out, the poor thing,” she said.There were no injuries, but the car has been written off by her insurance company.Mosen Morad, Linda’s husband, said to the Courant that insurance won’t cover everything, and noted, “you can’t sue the bear.”Morad said the only food left in her Subaru was a banana, which was not taken by the bear. Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_img US News Zoo officials: 2-year old fell through these bars during a rhino encounter.— Dan Billow (@DanBillowWESH) January 1, 2019 A 2-year-old girl was injured after falling into the rhino exhibit at a Florida Zoo on Jan. 1.The girl was participating in a hands-on experience with the rhinos called Rhino Encounter when she fell between two poles and into the animals’ yard.The incident happened at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne.“According to witnesses, the child stumbled and fell in between two of the poles and at this point, the snout of at least one of the rhinoceroses made contact with the child,” zoo spokesman Elliot Zirulni said in a statement (pdf).He clarified that the snout is below the rhino’s horn near its mouth. Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video The girl’s parents rescued her from the exhibit and rushed her to the front of the zoo, reported WKMG. She was then flown to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando for treatment. The girl’s mother was also rushed to a different hospital for treatment. The specific injuries of the girl weren’t detailed but officials told WESH that the mother hurt her arm while pulling the girl out of the enclosure.The Brevard County Fire Rescue confirmed that it responded to the zoo on Tuesday. “The child was trauma alerted to a pediatric hospital & mother was ground transported to an Orlando hospital for treatment,” it said in a statement.Officials said that the rhino that came into contact with the girl will not be punished. Officials did not specify which rhino that was.According to the zoo’s website, the Rhino Encounter lets people “meet our magnificent, massive rhinos up close and personal” in a zookeeper-led experience. The experience is available twice daily.It has taken place since 2009 without incident before Tuesday, the zoo said in the statement. But after the incident, the encounter will be put on pause as officials review how it works. A rhino at the Brevard Zoo in a file photo. (Brevard Zoo) “Our number one concern is the safety and welfare of our guests and our hearts go out to the family,” said Keith Winsten, the zoo’s executive director, in the statement. “Safety has always been of paramount importance to us and we are suspending these encounters until we have thoroughly reviewed our processes and procedures to ensure this cannot happen again.”He said that children younger than 3 years old shouldn’t participate in the experience unless they’re being held by a parent or guardian. Since the injured girl stumbled, she apparently wasn’t being held by one of her parents.The encounter costs $25 a person for nonmembers and $15 a person for members. Admission to the zoo itself costs $20 for adults, $15 for children, and is free for children under 3.The zoo has several southern white rhinoceros, according to a page on the site, which hails from central and southern Africa.There are four of the rhinos, two males named Frankie and Howard and two females named Uzuri and Kibibi. The newest addition, Frankie, who weighs 5,300 pounds, joined the group in October.Fully grown white rhinos can weigh up to 6,000 pounds, according to the International Rhino Foundation.In contrast to the nearly extinct northern white rhino, the southern white rhino is still viable with approximately 20,000 still alive worldwide, according to the foundation. Rhinos are grazers who typically live in savannahs and live up to 50 years of age.From NTD News Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Girl Injured After Falling Into Rhino Exhibit at Florida’s Brevard Zoo By Zachary Stieber January 1, 2019 Updated: January 1, 2019 Show Discussionlast_img read more

Susie Rabaca with her three children Screenshot

first_imgSusie Rabaca with her three children. (Screenshot/Fox) After word of her case went viral, a donor stepped up to help her. People noted that the donor would have to be half-Latino and half-Caucasian, which is the same heritage as Rabaca.And in November, she announced that she found a donor.However, she told the ABC affiliate station that the cancer has returned, as of this week. CAN YOU HELP HER? A pregnant mother of three is pleading for help after being diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of leukemia. Susie Rabaca is running out of time to find a match for a bone marrow transplant. Here’s how you can help— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) November 27, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Mom Who Needed Bone Marrow Transplant to Fight Leukemia Needs Another One By Jack Phillips May 3, 2019 Updated: May 3, 2019 A mother who needed a bone marrow transplant to fight cancer now needs another one, she said in a tragic update.Susie Rabaca, who found a bone marrow match as she battled leukemia while she was pregnant with twins last year, said her illness has returned, according to People magazine on May 2.The California woman was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia early in her pregnancy, ABC7 reported last year, and she needed a bone marrow transplant and a donor. Pregnant Mom Who Needed Bone Marrow Transplant to Fight Deadly Cancer Now Needs Another— People (@people) May 2, 2019 The station noted that Rabaca, 36, gave birth to her twins last year. The two, Ryan and Rainy, are healthy.Rabaca said that as a mother of five, she is trying to obtain a new donor transplant so she’ll be there for her children.“Coming into this the second time, I was very discouraged, but I look at their little faces and know that I have to push for them and my other children,” ABC7 quoted her as saying.Prior reports said that when her story went viral, some 40,000 people signed up to see if they could help.Potential donors can register at Be The Match to get testing to help Rabaca or another person in need of a transplant.More Details“In order for a blood stem cell transplant to work, you need to find a match who has similar DNA and ancestry to you,” Be the Match representative Julie Korinke said last month about the transplant, according to People magazine in another report.Korinke said that “even with 30 million people on the worldwide registry, Susie does not have one match on that registry.”center_img Show Discussion Share this article US News “It’s been devastating because I just went through a transplant in January and I relapsed so quick, so I have to find another donor,” Rabaca, a mother of five children, told ABC7, adding that she is looking for another donor.“Coming into this the second time, I was very discouraged, but I look at their little faces and know that I have to push for them and my other children,” she said. “Because matching is based on ancestry and DNA, it’s really important that our registry is just as diverse as our population and right now that isn’t the case,” Korinke said.Rabaca previously said she was forced to turn to social media to find a match.“Finding my match is everything to me so I can be here for the three children I have, and the two that I have on the way, it’s everything,” she told Fox 11.“It’s so easy, there’s no painful procedure, there’s no surgery, it’s just swab your mouth and it’s as simple as a blood draw, and you can save somebody’s life, if not mine, somebody else’s.” Sharelast_img read more

A 64 magnitude earthquake struck Southern Califor

first_imgA 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on July 4, and a series of aftershocks followed. (USGS) US News 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern California, 30 Aftershocks Follow By Jack Phillips July 4, 2019 Updated: July 4, 2019 There have been 32 aftershocks in California since the 6.4-magnitude #earthquake ranging in magnitude from 1.0 to 4.5 as of 2:20pm.— John Dissauer (@johndissauer) July 4, 2019 Epoch Times reporter Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   All LAX runways have been inspected with no reported damage to the airfield or the Sepulveda tunnel. Operations remain normal. #earthquake— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) July 4, 2019 “PLEASE call your family, friends, and check on any elder or disabled persons you know,” the office tweeted.According to the Los Angeles Times, it was the largest quake to hit southern California in decades. “The quake was the largest in Southern California since the 1994 6.6 Northridge quake, which killed dozens and caused billions in damage. But Northridge hit in the center of a populated area, while Thursday’s quake was located far from the metropolitan Los Angeles area,” it reported. Here’s a look at the helicorder from the @GriffithObserv in Southern California. #earthquake— John Dissauer (@johndissauer) July 4, 2019 Yep. It was an earthquake. Please keep 911 lines clear unless you have an emergency. Initial info is 6.6 near Ridgecrest. No reports of any damage in Anaheim so far.— Anaheim PD (@AnaheimPD) July 4, 2019 “It was an earthquake. Please keep 911 lines clear unless you have an emergency. Initial info is 6.6 near Ridgecrest. No reports of any damage in Anaheim so far,” the department wrote on Twitter.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said there was “shaking and rolling” in the county. Share this article Share A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on July 4, and a series of aftershocks followed.The initial earthquake hit at around 10:33 a.m. local time and hit seven miles southwest of Searles Valley, eight miles west-southwest from Trona, and 11 miles east-northeast from Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).After that quake, at least 30 aftershocks hit over the span of about an hour, with the largest registering as a 4.7 on the Richter scale used to determine the strength of seismic activity, according to the USGS’s map. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks hit Southern California on July 4 (USGS)About 30 minutes before the 6.4 magnitude quake, two earthquakes struck, including a 4.0 magnitude tremor, the USGS said.A number of people and agencies across Southern California, including Los Angeles and Anaheim, reported feeling the tremor and aftershocks. The Anaheim Police Department said that there weren’t any reports coming in about damage. Now that it looks like we are done shaking & rolling PLEASE call your family, friends, and check on any elder or disabled persons you know. 6.6 magnitude #earthquake out of #ridgecrest CA REPORTED AT 10:02AM— LA County Sheriff’s (@LASDHQ) July 4, 2019 Show Discussionlast_img read more

Starbucks has issued a public apology following an

first_img Starbucks has issued a public apology following an incident in which a group of police officers was asked to leave after a customer allegedly complained about feeling “unsafe.”Six officers from the Tempe Police Department in Arizona went into a Starbucks on July 4 for coffee, according to a statement issued by the Tempe Officers Association, and were approached by a barista. The Starbucks employee then told the officers them a customer “did not feel safe” in their presence.“The barista asked the officers to move out of the customer’s line of sight or to leave,” the association said, adding that the officers ultimately left the store “disappointed.” Share this article Starbucks Apologizes For Asking Police Officers to Leave After Customer Complained About Feeling ‘Unsafe’ By Tom Ozimek July 7, 2019 Updated: July 7, 2019 Starbucks Executive Vice President Rossann Williams issued an apology to the Tempe Police Department on Saturday, calling the barista’s request “totally unacceptable.”“On behalf of Starbucks, I want to sincerely apologize to you all for the experience that six of your officers had in our store on July 4,” Williams wrote in a letter addressed to Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir, via a Starbucks press release.“When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable.”Williams added in the letter that “what occurred in our store on July 4 is never the experience your officers or any customer should have, and at Starbucks, we are already taking the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future.”She also noted that Starbucks has hosted several “Coffee with a Cop” events in Tempe stores, “which bring residents and police together to discuss relevant issues and find common ground.”“At Starbucks, we have deep appreciation for your department and the officers who serve the Tempe community,” Williams concluded her missive. “Our partners rely on your service and welcome your presence, which keeps our stores and the community a safe and welcoming place.”The Tempe Police Department wrote in a tweet that the incident “has been an opportunity to work together to strengthen our communal relationship.” Crime and Incidents A Starbucks coffee shop is seen in a file photo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) ‘Shame on That Store’Former Navy Seal Salvatore DeFranco and his wife, Dana DeFranco, who both own and operate the Battle Grounds Coffee chain, had strong words of rebuke for those who subjected the Tempe officers to such degrading treatment.“These are men and women who serve and protect our communities every single day. For someone to say they didn’t feel safe around them is ludicrous,” Salvatore DeFranco said, according to Law Enforcement Today. “This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive,” the statement continued. “Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”The Association later posted a graphic with the likeness of a Starbucks logo that said “Dump Starbucks” and showed a hand dumping a cup of coffee.“We take offense with Starbucks at McKellips & Scottsdale Rds for asking our Tempe Officers to leave the establishment on July 4th after paying for coffee and taking a pause while working to protect the freedom so many take for granted…like enjoying a holiday with friends and family,” the caption read. “Several of those officers asked to leave are veterans who fought for this country.”The graphic also included the hashtag #DumpStarbucks and the sign-off, “Zero Respect…”center_img 4/4.. at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.— Tempe Officers Association (@ToaAz) July 6, 2019 Dana DeFranco, who according to the publication supervises the operations at the couple’s cafes, said the problem should have been handled completely differently.“You’re going to kick out five protectors because you have one person who can’t handle reality? Shame on that store. If that happened in our business, not a single one of those officers would have had a bill… and we would have kicked out the complainer,” she said.Salvatore DeFranco, who was in a coma after suffering an accident while on duty, had a few words to say about the incident.“When I was a Navy SEAL, we learned about brotherhood. We learned about service. We learned about dedication. We learned about TOUGHNESS,” he said. “Men before us… and men and women today… run into the fight to protect those who can’t protect themselves. And you’re going to be triggered by the sight of a protector? Give me a break. Get over yourself.” Follow Tom on Twitter: @OZImekTOM  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Tempe Police Chief Moir has engaged in conversation with Starbucks executives which will continue tomorrow. This has been an opportunity to work together to strengthen our communal relationship.— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) July 7, 2019 Share Show Discussionlast_img read more