ORC On The Rise; Cops Blame Safe Neighborhoods Law

first_imgYou’ve likely seen the videos on social media or the local news: groups of people rushing into a store, grabbing armfuls of merchandise. The brazen crimes are on the rise and CBS13 has learned, in most cases, the crooks get away from authorities.After searching police reports and arrest records, CBS13 found that while the rate of these grab and dash crimes is on the rise, the rate of arrest is down. We turned to law enforcement and the retail industry for answers. Both blame a California law intended to make “neighborhoods safe.”“It’s a boldness like we’re seeing never before and just a disregard for fellow human beings,” said Lieutenant Mark Donaldson, Vacaville PD. He explained these crimes have evolved into more than just shoplifting. It’s organized retail theft and he says it’s happening across the state. Cities like Vacaville, with outlets and shopping centers located near major freeways, tend to be a target for these organized retail crime rings.- Sponsor – According to police data obtained by CBS13, there have been 746 reported retail thefts in Vacaville alone over the past year. More than half of those suspects got away. Police say these suspects often target stores with… CBS13 Sacramento Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

10 months agoMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Sergio Conceicao would be success in England

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Sergio Conceicao would be success in Englandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says Porto coach Sergio Conceicao would be a success in England.Bernardo insists the impact of Portuguese managers in the Premier League is a sure sign Conceicao would impress.He told O Jogo: “The Portuguese coaches are very strong tactically. Sérgio Conceição already did a great job in France in Nantes – I think he did. “There would be room in England. (Jose) Mourinho left, but we have Marco Silva (Everton) and Nuno Espírito Santo (Wolves).”Bernardo also spoke of former AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.”I was really sorry (about his sacking). I talked to Mr. Jardim at the time, but it’s a club decision. He lost a lot of the champion players two years ago, but Jardim gave a lot to the club. Monaco supporters are grateful he gave them a title they had not won for a long time.” last_img read more

UPDATED Missing man located in Fort St John

first_imgUPDATE: According to Constable Chad Neustaeter with the Fort St. John RCMP, 29-year-old Brian Wied has been located safe and unharmed.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St John RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who hasn’t been heard from in a year and might be in the Peace Region.According to RCMP Constable Chad Neustaeter, 29-year-old Brian Wied was declared missing earlier today. Cst. Neustater said that Wied’s mother has not spoken with him for a year and tried to message Brian over Facebook three days ago but has not received any response and believes him to be missing.Wied is thought to be in the Fort St John/Dawson Creek/Tumbler Ridge area of B.C.Wied is described as Caucasian, standing 6’3”/190 centimetres tall, weighing 200 lbs./91 kg, with brown eyes and brown hair. He has a tattoo of his surname in large letters on his forearm, and a tattoo of a Christian Cross on his shoulder and upper arm.Wied is not known to be in possession of a vehicle but does have a German Shepherd dog named Marley that is said to go everywhere with him.If you have any information about Brian Wied or his location, please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca. You do not have to give your name, address, or telephone number.last_img read more

The Hawks Have A Better Shot At Stopping The Cavs This Time

Until they met up with the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks had been enjoying a banner 2014-15 campaign. The team won a franchise-record 60 games during the regular season, and made its way to the conference finals for the first time ever. Then LeBron James and the Cavs dismantled the Hawks in a lopsided series sweep. Now Cleveland is in Atlanta’s path again, with the teams’ second-round series beginning Monday night, and we have to ask: Is there any reason to expect anything different?Broadly speaking, things don’t look good for the Hawks. Since the NBA expanded its playoff structure to eight teams in 1967, there have been 141 instances of teams facing off in the postseason two years in a row,1Not including this year’s Hawks-Cavs rematch. and the previous year’s loser has won the rematch only about 41 percent of the time. Teams that were swept flipped the script only about 30 percent of the time, versus a 44 percent success rate for teams that avoided the brooms. And if the previous year’s loser doesn’t have home-court advantage — which, unlike last season, the Hawks won’t — it tends to win just 30 percent of the time, compared with 62 percent for teams that lost the year before but came to the rematch armed with a home-court edge.Statistically, though, the Hawks are hotter on the Cavaliers’ heels now than when the two clubs faced off last season. Going into Game 1 of their series a year ago, our Elo ratings — which estimate a team’s “form” at any given moment based on its wins, scoring margin and strength of schedule — considered Atlanta to be about 2.3 points per game worse than Cleveland. Now, Elo thinks the Hawks have sliced that difference down to about 1.3 points per game in the Cavs’ favor.But although Atlanta has shrunk the gap, it hasn’t erased it completely — and, historically, that’s been an important distinction for previous-year losers trying to flip things around in the rematch. Teams who trailed in Elo and lost one year, but managed to surpass their opponent in rating before they met in the playoffs again, won the rematch 54 percent of the time. Teams who lost the first time around and failed to pass their opponent’s Elo in the intervening year — even if they, like the Hawks, reduced the gap between the teams — got their revenge only 23 percent of the time.2Weirdly, teams that saw their Elo deficit widen actually won more rematches (27 percent) than teams who narrowed the Elo gap but failed to pull ahead (19 percent), although that difference is probably just noise.So the big-picture indicators say the Cavs are relatively strong favorites to win again. But then, you probably knew that. According to Elo, the Cavs have a 67 percent probability of winning the rematch — though just an 8 percent chance of another sweep — and none of the factors above provide much reason to think Atlanta will be able to defy Elo and tell a different tale against Cleveland this time around.Stylistically, though, the Hawks have changed quite a bit since last season. During the 2014-15 season, Atlanta was an evenly balanced machine — sixth-ranked in both offensive and defensive efficiency.3i.e., points scored and allowed per 100 possessions. This year’s Hawks have struggled on offense, ranking in the bottom 10, but they propelled themselves to a four-seed with lockdown defense, holding teams to just 101.4 points per 100 possessions. That was good for second best in the league, trailing only the Spurs.If the Hawks are to upend the odds and beat the Cavs, that defense is going to have to do something special, particularly against James. In the sweep over Atlanta last year, James nearly averaged a triple-double — 30 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. And the Hawks have a new wrench to throw at LeBron: Thabo Sefolosha, who was absent for last year’s series after suffering a broken leg in a confrontation with police in New York City. In 74 possessions where Sefolosha was matched up with James, he held him to 22 points per 100 team possessions, the third lowest among players with at least 50 matchups against LeBron. (Granted, the Cavs as a team generated 1.19 points per chance against Atlanta with Sefolosha and James on the floor, versus 0.82 with the former not on the floor, but by definition, much of that damage came from players other than James.)However, Sefolosha is just one player. Kent Bazemore is also likely to get the pleasure of going against LeBron, and that hasn’t gone as well this year. James torched Bazemore for 38 points per 100 team possessions, and he shot more than 20 percentage points better than expected — according to SportVU data that estimates shot difficulty using distance and defender location, among other variables — when checked by Bazemore.4Only one unlucky defender (Jerami Grant) gave up a higher differential to LeBron. Paul Millsap, the Hawks’ best player, is another — arguably better — option against LeBron, but the Hawks have used it very sparingly this year. Millsap covered LeBron on 20 matchups this season, down 74 percent from last year.This year’s Hawks defense is much more stout than last year’s, but the Cavs still have the ultimate trump card: LeBron. And until the Hawks have an answer for him, be it one defender or many, it’s unlikely Atlanta can overcome the historical odds and get its revenge this time around.Check out our latest NBA playoff predictions. read more

Jonathan Vilmas Bounty Case Suspension Could Be Halved

In a surprising move considering he NFL’s hard-line stance of the past, the league has offered to reduce New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma year-long suspension to eight games, according to reports, as part of ongoing settlement talks involving the league, the NFL Players Association and legal representatives for the four players who were suspended for their alleged participation in the team’s bounty program from 2009-2011.The league’s offer was made late last week but it is conditional upon Vilma dropping a civil lawsuit charging commissioner Roger Goodell with defamation of character, sources said to ESPN. Vilma has expressed his strong feelings about his tainted reputation.The talks could also lead to reductions in the suspensions of the other three players — Saints defensive end Will Smith (four games), Green Bay Packers tackle Anthony Hargove (eight games), and the Cleveland Brownlinebacker Scott Fujita (three games).Settlement talks are expected to continue Monday and sources say that Friday’s next scheduled appearance before U.S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan could serve as a soft deadline to reach a settlement. The two sides filed more arguments in the Louisiana court this past Friday in advance of this week’s hearing.The original hearing was conducted on July 26th as Judge Berrigan was deciding on whether to grant a temporary restraining order on behalf of the four players who were suspended by Goodell.Berrigan expressed concerns about Goodell’s actions during the first hearing in which seven members of the Saints testified that they never witnessed Vilma offering $10,000 to any teammate who injured opposing quarterbacks Kurt Warner and Brett Favre in the 2009-2010 playoffs. Those who testified also denied there was a pay-to-injure bounty program, including Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt, who will serve his own six-game suspension to open the season.An NFL investigation found that the New Orleans Saints operated a bounty system rewarding between 22 and 27 players for hard hits and injuring opposing players.While sources said league attorneys have urged Goodell to offer reductions in the suspensions as a settlement, a league official reiterated Goodell’s position that if the players had participated fully in the appeals process, the commissioner may have reduced the penalties as he has with other players who have been disciplined in other cases. The league official also noted that the current legal proceeding began with a settlement conference. read more

Beside The Points For Monday April 2 2018

Oh, and don’t forgetapril fools We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See all games ` NBA See more NBA predictions Things That Caught My EyeNotre Dame wins!Guard Arike Ogunbowale nailed a perfect jump shot to put the Irish up over Mississippi State 61-58 and eventually handing Notre Dame its second NCAA women’s title. The game was a massive comeback; Notre Dame trailed 40-25 in the third quarter, and the comeback is the largest in the final since the founding of the women’s tournament in 1982. [The New York Times]Therefore UConn lost!In order to even make it to that final, though, Notre Dame had to defeat women’s basketball juggernaut Connecticut. The Irish ended UConn’s unbeaten season with a 91-89 victory in the Final Four. This was the third time Notre Dame beat UConn in the semifinals of the tournament since 2011, but the first time they were able to actually capitalize on that defeat of UConn and win the tournament. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Astros are favoritesBaseball kicked off last week, and we have an early look at who’s favored to win the World Series this year. FiveThirtyEight gives the Astros and Indians each a 14 percent chance of winning the World Series, with the Dodgers (12 percent) and Yankees (9 percent) also in the hunt. [FiveThirtyEight]Cats v. WolverinesTonight will see the end of March Madness, with the Michigan Wolverines facing off against the Villanova Wildcats. Villanova is the favorite, with a 64 percent chance of winning the title. [FiveThirtyEight]Enormous cricket scandal unfoldsTwo Australian players are facing severe penalties after they admitted to tampering with the cricket balls in a match against South Africa. The scandal is also raising questions about how widespread the practice actually may be across the sport. [Deadspin]America to send delegation to World Cup after allThe U.S., which saw its men’s national team miss its shot to go to the World Cup this summer, will not be totally unrepresented at the event. We will in fact send two referees, Jair Marrufo and Mark Geiger. [Kevin McCauley]Big Number(s)7 savesA Chicago-area accountant was called up as an emergency backup goalie at a Blackhawks game. Last Thursday, not only was Scott Foster called up to serve as the emergency backup, he even got on the ice. The former college player had seven saves in the third period and preserved Chicago’s 6-2 lead over Winnipeg. [Digg]Leaks from SlackwaltWe have our winners of the FiveThirtyEight Bracket!– @neil won the women’s bracket– @sara.ziegler will inevitably win the men’s bracket; She picked Nova to win and has the top score now, and nobody picked a Michigan win.– @neil won the combined bracket!!!!This means 25% of the pot goes to Sara and 75% of the pot goes to our champion Neil.FUN FACTS:-The chalk bracket ranked seventh among the FiveThirtyEight Staff.-Only three people got more points on the men’s bracket than women’s-There were three Women’s games where nobody correctly picked the outcome. There were 7 (or 8, if UM wins) such men’s games.-The most valuable single pick was Neil taking Louisville to make the final four, which got him 100 points.-This office predicted a collective 48 victories for the University of Virginia in this tournament, an average of 3.2 per bracket. There were, in fact, zero.Predictions NCAA Men’s Tournament All newsletters

Official Rooney Wilson called up for England squad

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate has called up Wayne Rooney along with new boy Callum Wilson for the games against the United States and CroatiaRooney’s return to the national team has received a mixed response from fans and ex-players alike.The England record goalscorer is set to earn his 120th cap next Thursday at Wembley with reports suggesting he will make a late substitute appearance against the US.Speaking for the first time on Rooney’s return, Southgate revealed talks over a return had been ongoing for a year.“There have been ongoing discussions since Wayne retired about paying tribute to him and his England career,” revealed Southgate on the FA website.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Those discussions started 12 months ago. We have an opportunity with the game at Wembley to pay tribute.”Bournemouth striker Wilson, who’s scored six times in the Premier League this season, has received his maiden call-up to the England team.After being ruled out of last month’s international break, Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard will return to head the England midfield.After hosting the US in a friendly next Thursday, England will then play Croatia three days later at Wembley for a UEFA Nations League clash.England squad in full: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Lewis Dunk (Brighton ), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Michael Keane (Everton), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (DC United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth), Harry Winks (Tottenham).last_img read more

TCIG Enganging Its Stakeholders Through Compliance Conference

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Mar 2015 – The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) marked its 20th Anniversary just recently and with 27 Members which includes the Turks and Caicos Islands, represents diversity of ideas, cultures, and languages and of successful approaches to Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing laws and regulations.CFATF Legal advisor, Ms. Ana Folgar said; “The CFATF pursues the objective of achieving compliance …with an effective implementation of the FATF Standards to prevent and control money laundering and to combat the financing of terrorism.”“In that sense, we will strive to speedily adapt the revised Standards in all our Members countries and assist them as they approach their Mutual Evaluations and the challenges of demonstrating effectiveness.”Attorney General, Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles stated; “I wish to thank the CFATF and the newly established Financial Intelligence Agency of the Turks and Caicos Islands for partnering with me to host this 10th Compliance Conference under the theme: Keeping in step with regulatory requirements as the Standards evolve”“The main presence here is to advance part of those preparations and of that thinking ahead. Whether you are in the public or private sector you are the most important piece of the implementation machinery.”The 10th Compliance Conference addressed the most relevant topics in order to put them in practice at a national and private level. The new Financial Action Task Force Standards; National Risk Assessments, Customer Due Diligence, Supervision, Challenges for the TCI, trends and topics that all stakeholders in the AML/CFT industry need to be aware of, and active participation was encouraged. Related Items:Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, compliance conference, stakeholders, TCIG Editorial: Listen to your Mama TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Seriously, Sixth Form registration begins at Clement Howell High Aug 15last_img read more

TCIG initiative set to bring water to community in Long Bay

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 25, 2016 – The Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning in collaboration with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce that works in the Long Bay Sub Division Water Project has commenced.This project, which was brought to the Ministry’s attention by Hon Akierra Missick was discussed and approved by Cabinet and subsequently the budget amount approved by the House of Assembly, granted approval for TCIG to enter into a hand over agreement with Provo Water Company, to assume full ownership of over 33,500 length of 3-6ft pipe, through the network in the Long Bay subdivision and with this, the sole responsibility for the maintenance of the city water pipelines for the purposed Long Bay sub-division water project.Hon. Akierra Missick, Deputy Premier, and Member of Parliament for Leeward and Long Bay ED5 said: “This project arose from a need for the Long Bay Community to have access to City Water provided by Provo Water Company, as this Community was not fitted with the installation of a piped water network and the one provided by PWC is solely sourced and installed by the company.” “As a result, many residents were not able to afford the exorbitant cost of installing their own network to connect to the central water system, forcing them to rely solely on water cisterns.”The TCIG took the initiative to procure and install this network and afforded the over 250 plus homes in the Long Bay Community, affordable and reliable access to this vital resource.  It has now become necessary to revert the obligation of the new installed network and the sole responsibility for its operation and maintenance to the Provo Water Company in the completion of the four proposed phases.The Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning, her Ministry staff and the team at PWD, would like to congratulate the residents of the Long Bay Community for the delivery of this project and thank them in advance for their patience during the implementation of this project.last_img read more

SeaWorld expands military members free ticket program to veterans

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 20, 2019 May 20, 2019 Updated: 6:16 PMcenter_img SeaWorld expands military members’ free ticket program to veterans 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) – SeaWorld San Diego announced Monday that it will expand its Waves of Honor program to offer free admission to U.S. military veterans and three guests through July 15.The theme park currently offers free admission year-round to active- duty military members through its Waves of Honor program, which SeaWorld Entertainment implemented in 2003. According to the theme park, roughly three million military members and their family members have visited a SeaWorld Entertainment park for free since the program’s inception.SeaWorld offered a similar promotion for military veterans last year and has previously offered similar complimentary ticket packages for teachers and first responders at its parks around the country, including its Busch Gardens and Aquatica locations. Those offers, according to theme park representatives, have been very well received.“My son is a military veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I’m not only proud of his service, but of all those who have worn the uniform of our country,” said SeaWorld San Diego Park President Marilyn Hannes. “We genuinely appreciate the sacrifices they’ve made to protect our freedom and are once again offering them free admission to the park.”Military veterans and their guests can take advantage of the Waves of Honor program by registering at wavesofhonor.com and verifying proof of service. After registering, participants can use their online tickets by scanning them at the park’s entrance. Tickets are only available online, according to SeaWorld.Military veterans are required to reserve their tickets by June 9 through the Waves of Honor program. Tickets can be redeemed through July 15. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more