Stabbing suspect identified

first_imgThe man fired three shots, hitting a second deputy in the upper torso. A third deputy then returned fire, hitting the man, the account said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Deputies said they got a 911 call about 3:25 a.m. Sunday about a domestic violence incident at a house on Dunmore Avenue and were told the suspect had left carrying a knife. Another 911 call then came in saying that a man with a knife had just stabbed people in a home in the 3100 block of East Avenue Q-4, a couple blocks from the first call, sheriff’s officials said. Once at the Avenue Q-4 home, deputies were told that the assailant was returning to his house on Dunmore. When deputies got to the Dunmore home, they saw a man – later identified as Mora – inside the house holding a knife and with blood on his clothing, according to a sheriff’s department account released to the news media. Fearing that the man was about to harm family members, the deputies went inside, where the man grabbed one deputy’s gun and a struggle ensued, the department account said. PALMDALE – A 23-year-old Palmdale man was identified Monday as a stabbing suspect shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy after he allegedly grabbed another deputy’s gun and started shooting inside a house. Juan Alberto Mora was killed in a 4 a.m. Sunday shooting that is now under review by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials as well as by officials of the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Office of Independent Review, officials said. One deputy was hit by a bullet fired by Mora but it was stopped by the deputy’s protective vest, officials said. The deputy was treated at a hospital and released. Three people stabbed by Mora at a second house a couple blocks away were reported in critical but stable condition at a hospital, deputies said. Their names were not released. Sheriff’s officials also did not release the names of the deputies involved in the shooting. last_img read more

Catch the Stars of The Lion King at Walt Disney World This Weekend

first_imgShare This!We are getting closer to the official film debut of the “live action” version of The Lion King and Guests who visit the Walt Disney World Resort this weekend may have the opportunity to see some of the stars of the film in person.On Saturday, the voices of young Simba (JD McCrary) and young Nala (Shahadi Wright Joseph) will lead the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade as honorary Grand Marshals. The Magic Kingdom parade kicks off at 3:00 p.m.Following the parade, JD and Shahadi will continue celebrating the film over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For those who are unaware, the park is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of the animated version of the film with entertainment, eats and treats and more.The Lion King hits theaters on July 19.last_img read more

Crowded planes: which regions have the biggest load factors.

first_imgThe airline crowds are getting bigger. Planes are filling up on the back of strong passenger growth but how crowded a flight will be depends on the region in which you’re flying and whether it is a domestic or an international flight.It turns out that Africa is the region where travellers are most likely to find an empty seat beside them and North America the least.The global airline load factor, a reflection of the percentage of seats on a plane filled by paying passengers, hit a record for the second month in a row in March as passenger demand rose by a robust 9.5 per cent compared to March last year.This was the biggest passenger growth in 12 months and significantly ahead of a 6.4 per cent growth in capacity, pushing up the load factor by 2.3 percentage points to set the new March record of 82.4 percent.Traffic demand growth was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region — 12  percent — with the Middle East (10.6 percent) and Europe (9.5 percent) close behind, according to the figures from the International Air Transport Association.Passenger load factors varied between regions but planes in all of them were flying fuller as growth ranged from 4.4 percentage points in the Middle East to 1.3 points In Latin America.The unsurprising leaders of the overall market load factor list were the regions in which low-cost carriers have made significant inroads.Watch: Scary Take-off?Heading the field was North America with a passenger load factor 85.3 percent, followed by Europe (83.9 percent) and the Asia-Pacific (82.3 percent).At the other end of the spectrum were Africa (71.6 percent) and the Middle East (76.6 percent), although passenger traffic in the latter jumped 10.7 percent after the disruption caused last year by the ban on portable electronic devices and proposed travel restrictions to the US.Latin America sat in the middle with a load factor of 81.3 percent.The pecking order changed when international flights were singled out but again planes were more crowded across the board with the global load factor improving 2.9 points to 81.5 percent as traffic grew by 10.6 percent compared to March last year.READ: Airlines renew protectionism warnings as air freight growth slumps.European carriers proved adept at packing in passengers with an above average load factor of 84.6 percent and were followed by North American airlines at 83.5 percent.Latin America’s international carriers came next at  81.8 percent followed by the Asia-Pacific (80.9 percent), the Middle East (76.7 percent) and Africa (71 per cent).On Domestic routes, India (87.8 percent), the US (86.5 percent)  and China (85.2 percent) were clear leaders when it came to crowded planes. All were above the average load factor of 84 percent and significantly ahead of Japan (74.7 percent), the Russian Federation (78.1 percent) and Australia (78.9 percent).IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said that demand for air travel remained strong and was supported by a comparatively healthy economic backdrop and business confidence levels.“But rising cost inputs—particularly fuel prices—suggest that any demand boosts from lower fares will moderate going into the second quarter,” he said.last_img read more

High-speed cameras reveal how hummingbirds can turn on a dime

first_imgHigh-speed cameras reveal how hummingbirds can turn on a dime Hummingbirds are the fighter pilots of the avian world, diving and weaving at speeds of up to 55 kilometers per hour—then turning on a dime to hover midair, wings frantically beating, as they refuel on nectar. Now, through herculean efforts, researchers are one step closer to figuring out what makes the animals so nimble. The new work not only helps explain their complex choreography, but it may also lead to more maneuverable robots and drones.Biologists have clocked how fast hummingbirds can fly and how long they can hover, but maneuverability—all that zipping back and forth—is “notoriously difficult to study,” says Peter Wainwright, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California (UC), Davis, who was not part of the new work. That’s because “it involves a complicated set of possible movements, and it’s very spontaneous.”That didn’t stop Paolo Segre, then a graduate student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He decided to try by filming hummingbirds in the wild, which are less inhibited about flying than their captive counterparts. 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He and his team hiked up mountains and crashed through jungles to find the perfect site. Once they set up camp, they constructed a large cage outfitted with the solar-powered camera system and started testing their hummingbirds, one by one. The researchers filmed each bird for about 30 minutes as it flitted between perches and visited a nectar-feeding station inside. Then they let the bird go and repeated the process. Segre and his team set up stations in three other locations: the Ecuadorian Andes, and high- and low-elevation camps in Costa Rica.Getting the data wasn’t easy. In Peru, the team’s testing site was swarmed with army ants for 2 days straight. In Costa Rica, Segre and his colleagues had to wade across crocodile-infested waters—at night—in the middle of a lightning storm. “We were mostly terrified by the lightning,” recalls Segre, now an ecophysiologist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The scientists eventually made videos of 207 birds belonging to 25 species.Once they had the data, Segre’s labmate, postdoc Roslyn Dakin, now at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C., developed sophisticated software with her colleagues to analyze them. Because there were four cameras, the researchers could reconstruct the flight pattern of each bird in three dimensions, measuring the number of times it accelerated, decelerated, turned, rolled, soared, or dove, among other maneuvers. Each of those simple moves repeated and combined into predictable patterns. “More complex maneuvers were made up of sequences of simpler maneuvers,” Segre explains.When the researchers compared flight patterns among species, they found that each one tended to stick to the maneuvers it was best at (something especially true of turns). But they were surprised to find that heavier hummingbird species were generally better at accelerating and making tight turns. Based on studies in birds and bats, the team had expected the exact opposite. “But larger hummingbird species were actually more maneuverable,” Dakin says. The reason: Those heftier hummers had relatively bigger muscles and wings than smaller species, she and her colleagues report today in Science.Several other trends emerged. Maneuvering behaviors that differed from species to species generally came down to structural and physiological traits such as wing size, wing surface area, weight, and muscle mass. Finally, when the team grouped the birds based on their flight patterns, they found the clusters reflected the hummingbird family tree: More closely related species had similar flight patterns.Dakin says this new maneuverability “framework” could help roboticists understand how to tweak their flyers to be less clumsy and fragile. Particularly useful is hummingbirds’ ability to generate rapid wing movements, which helps with agility, says Andrew Biewener, a biomechanist at Harvard University. As a result, adds Robert Dudley, an organismal biologist at UC Berkeley, even more engineers are now studying animal flight than biologists. By Elizabeth PennisiFeb. 8, 2018 , 2:00 PMlast_img read more