Man commits suicide after standoff in East Anchorage, police say

first_imgPublic Safety | SouthcentralMan commits suicide after standoff in East Anchorage, police sayDecember 26, 2017 by Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News Share:A man shot himself and was declared dead in East Anchorage early Tuesday after a police standoff that began hours earlier, authorities said.The man, who wasn’t identified, was declared dead some time after 2:30 a.m., after officers deployed gas into a home on Kennyhill Drive in an attempt to get him to leave, the Anchorage Police Department said Tuesday morning.Authorities were first informed of a disturbance about 9 p.m. Christmas.An investigation showed there was an “altercation” between a man and a woman at the home; the man was making “suicidal threats with a gun” and the woman had been assaulted, police said.After the woman left the home, police said they ultimately called in their SWAT team and used the gas when the man refused to come out.Share this story:last_img read more

Author Spotlight: Héctor Tobar

first_imgAraceli, the Mexico City-educated artist who’s working as a maid in an Orange County home, is an enigma—aloof, uncomfortable with children. What was her genesis? In some ways Araceli is my alter ego. She’s an artist, a frustrated intellectual trapped in the body of a servant. I’m the son of Guatemalan immigrants, born and raised in a city where guatemaltecos perform so many basic low-paid service jobs. My father parked cars for a living when I was growing up. I earn my living with words and ideas but can never escape my mestizo skin and what that stands for to certain people. So when I first imagined Araceli as a character, I thought of her as someone who would totally subvert the stereotypes of a Latina housekeeper: She is not submissive and she is not especially friendly. Later I lived in homes with live-in servants—in Buenos Aires and Mexico City, where I worked as a foreign correspondent. When people live with you, you learn a lot about them, their idiosyncrasies, and all the different reasons they end up in that kind of work. Melding together a bit of myself, and a bit of these women I came to know so well, Araceli was born. Photograph by Doug Knutson  TAGS2011Hector TobarL.A. CultureSeptember 2011The Barbarian NurseriesPrevious articleVintage Cover of the Week – August, 1996Next articleLabor Day Weekend: Eat It UpLos Angeles magazine RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’ BooksAuthor Spotlight: Héctor TobarWe ask the writer about a character in his new novel, The Barbarian NurseriesBy Los Angeles magazine – September 1, 2011405ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItlast_img read more

Counter Programming: A Children’s Film and a Film About a Childless…

first_imgFilmUncategorizedCounter Programming: A Children’s Film and a Film About a Childless WorldYour guide to the best indie films of the weekend—popcorn not includedBy Lincoln Flynn – February 27, 2014395ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItOpening this week: Liam Neeson does something action-packed on a plane in Non-Stop, but instead of watching a great actor cashing in, check out these picks.Ernest And CelestineErnest is a bear. Celestine is a mouse. Both are creative misfits who become friends in a society that’s divided between their kinds. It sounds like a run-of-the-mill children’s film but its visual style (hand drawn animation that looks like a moving picture book) and wise, irreverent sense of humor make this Oscar-nominated French movie charming enough for all ages. It also has smart messages regarding discrimination and creativity. Don’t worry if you have a child who might enjoy the movie but can’t or won’t read subtitles: Ernest and Celestine is being released in both dubbed and subtitled versions.When: Opens Friday, February 28, various times. (Director Benjamin Renner and producer Didier Brunner will be on hand for the 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. screenings on Saturday, March 1.)Where: The Landmark, 10850 West Pico Blvd., West L.A.Children Of MenIt might’ve prepared many for Gravity, but nothing prior in Oscar-nominated director Alfonso Cuaron’s prior career prepared audiences for Children of Men, the movie that crowned him a visionary filmmaker. Set in a dangerous future where human reproduction is impossible, Theo (Clive Owen) takes it upon himself to bring a pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. One of the best movies of the 2000s, Children of Men is a heady mixture of dystopian tale, religious allegory, and chase thriller with astounding production values. Even if you’ve seen it on video, it’s worth seeing in a theater.When: Thursday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. (Director Wes Craven will be on hand to introduce and discuss the film.)Where: ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. TAGSChildren Of MenCounter ProgrammingErnest And CelestineL.A CultureMoviesPrevious articleScene It Before: Carrie Bradshaw’s Hollywood Smoking StoopNext articleQuest ListLincoln Flynn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres Are Permanently Shutting DownL.A. Movie Theaters Can Reopen Next Week—but Some Cinemas Aren’t Quite Ready‘The Raw Materials Were Her Life’: The New Billie Eilish Documentary Shoots for Storytelling with No Filterlast_img read more

Poundland share price falls as its biggest shareholder sells larger-than-expected stake after 99p Stores acquisition

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Poundland share price falls as its biggest shareholder sells larger-than-expected stake after 99p Stores acquisition whatsapp whatsapp Emma Haslett Show Comments ▼ Tags: Company Poundland Groupcenter_img Share Shares in Poundland slid 5.5 per cent to 393.9p this morning after Warburg Pincus, the discount retailer’s largest shareholder, sold off 10m more shares than originally planned, after its acquisition of 99p Stores last week.The investor said yesterday it was planning to sell of 25m shares (about £101m worth) – but this morning, it emerged it had actually offloaded 35m, netting £142m, thanks to “strong demand”. That means the company has almost halved its stake in the retailer, from 30.4 per cent to 16.4 per cent.Having flourished during the recession, Poundland has continued to be the darling of many high streets. Since it floated in March, shares have more than doubled from their listing price of 200p to 416p yesterday,They jumped again last week, when the retailer announced plans to acquire its arch-rival, 99p Stores for £55m. At the time, chief executive Jim McCarthy said the deal would “generate further value for Poundland’s shareholders” (not to mention a lot of loose change…). by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsLux & LushShe Hid Her True Identity All Her Life With MakeupLux & Lush Wednesday 11 February 2015 4:37 am last_img read more

Premium / Analysis: lean into the future – the logistics plans of JD.com and Alibaba

first_img Password* << Go back By Alessandro Pasetti 05/02/2018 Premium subscriber LOGIN Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Forgotten your password? Please click herecenter_img New Premium subscriber REGISTER © Shannon Fagan “What we need to do is always lean into the future, when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do, because complaining isn’t a strategy,” Jeff BezosThe shares of Alibaba and JD.com, the first- and second-largest e-commerce players in China, have enjoyed spectacular runs in the past 12 months. But as … Reset Your Password LOGIN Email* Resetlast_img read more

News / Australian box depots ease payment terms for cash-strapped operators

first_imgBy Sam Whelan 16/03/2020 Australia’s empty container depots – and at least one major stevedore – have agreed to extended payment terms for cash-strapped transport operators.Software provider Containerchain, which collects ‘notification fees’ on behalf of empty container depots, said today that payment terms would be extended from 14 to 21 days for the next three months, providing some respite to logistics firms struggling with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.MD Chris Collins said: “We too are feeling the economic impact, but we want to ensure that we work with the Australian container logistics sector to get through this current crisis as best we can, together.”According to the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), the virus crisis and plunging international trade has had a worrying cashflow impact on transport operators across the country.“Plummeting trade volumes out of China and the flow-on effect to containerised trade from other countries, means that transport operators’ equipment and labour are idle, leading to a significant cashflow squeeze,” said CTAA director Neil Chambers.“The willingness of Containerchain to assist the sector in these current difficult economic circumstances is welcomed.”Mr Chambers said some freight forwarders and shippers were delaying or postponing invoice payments to transport operators, which are “clearly concerned about their own cashflow situation. This is heightening the current precarious cashflow situation for many”, he added.He warned of “long-term participants exiting the sector”, should the industry not “pull together” and relax strict payment terms for notification fees, as well as for the controversial infrastructure charges levied by the country’s stevedores.“One of the largest cashflow outlays for transport operators are the stevedore landside infrastructure (terminal access) charges and vehicle booking system (VBS) fees, which must be paid well in advance of the amounts being able to be recovered from transport customers,” Mr Chambers explained.After writing to Australia’s major terminal operators, Mr Chambers told The Loastar Hutchison Ports Australia had agreed to temporarily extend payment terms from the invoice date, from 14 to 30 days, with the decision to be reviewed at the end of the financial year.In a message to the CTAA, Hutchison said: “Many of your members may not know that we are subsidising every container that we handle. Most of the cash subsidy is for labour, which we have to settle within 14 days. Therefore in addition to the subsidy, we have to also provide two weeks’ financing. This is further compounded by losses from customers which fold up, and there are quite a few.“Please do understand that the Covid-19 virus is impacting us equally, if not more so, by the much larger and costly infrastructure we need to maintain in order to operate. As you can appreciate, we are caught in a very difficult place.”Mr Chambers said the CTAA had not yet received an official response from the country’s two largest stevedores, Patrick Terminals and DP World Australia.“We’ve also asked them to display empathy to wharf carriers in these current hard economic times,” Mr Chambers said. “For example, not to be too quick to cut off terminal access if wharf carriers display genuine levels of financial stress.“The irony is that, as Chinese containerised imports into Australia start to recover to somewhere near normal levels, this will coincide with significant social isolation policies being implemented by the government and businesses alike.“This might mean that container transport operators could be caught with staff shortages at the time when they need them most.“This may translate into more penalties imposed by the stevedores for the late arrival of trucks for their vehicle booking system slots and ‘no-show’ fees, meaning wharf carriers could be left chasing their tails.”last_img read more

Final test results confirm an Ebola vaccine is highly effective

first_img GENEVA — Final test results confirm an experimental Ebola vaccine is highly effective, a major milestone that could help prevent the spread of outbreaks like the one that killed thousands in West Africa.Scientists have struggled to develop an Ebola vaccine over the years, and this is the first one proven to work. Efforts were ramped up after the infectious disease caused a major outbreak, beginning in 2013 in Guinea and spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone. About 11,300 people died.The World Health Organization, which acknowledged shortcomings in its response to the West Africa outbreak, led the study of the vaccine, which was developed by the Canadian government and is now licensed to the US-based Merck & Co. Results were published Thursday.advertisement HealthFinal test results confirm an Ebola vaccine is highly effective Youssouf Bah/AP Tags Ebolapublic health The Lancet paper published Thursday mostly crystallizes what was already largely known from interim results released last year. The vaccine proved so effective that the study was stopped midway so that everyone exposed to Ebola in Guinea could be immunized.“I really believe that now we have a tool which would allow (us) to control a new outbreak of Ebola of the Zaire strain,” said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, a WHO assistant director-general who was the study’s lead author. “It’s the first vaccine for which efficacy has been shown.”She noted that other Ebola vaccines are undergoing testing, and that a vaccine is also needed to protect against a second strain, Sudan.The virus first turned up in Africa in 1976 and had caused periodic outbreaks mostly in central Africa, but never with results as deadly as the West Africa outbreak. Many previous vaccine attempts have failed. Among the hurdles: the sporadic nature of outbreaks and funding shortages. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Merck is expected to seek regulatory approval in the US and Europe sometime next year. Leave this field empty if you’re human: The experimental vaccine was given to about 5,800 people last year in Guinea, as the virus was waning. All had some contact with a new Ebola patient. They got the vaccine right away or three weeks later. After a 10-day waiting period, no Ebola cases developed in those immediately vaccinated, 23 cases turned up among those with delayed vaccination.advertisement About the Author Reprints Please enter a valid email address. Privacy Policy Associated Press By Associated Press Dec. 22, 2016 Reprintslast_img read more

Florida may lift ban on goliath grouper harvesting

first_imgAdvertisement FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may lift its three-decade ban on catching and killing goliath groupers, with wildlife officials saying the coastal fish’s numbers have rebounded from when they were driven to near-extinction by overfishing and environmental damage.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider on Wednesday a staff proposal to allow 100 goliaths to be caught and kept annually during a four-year period. Supported by fishing groups, the proposal calls for a lottery to issue $300-per-week licenses that allow each recipient to catch and kill one goliath, with proceeds funding research of the species.The goliath almost died off in the 1980s from overfishing and pollution and is not allowed to be caught in any other state or federal waters.The fish is a favorite of underwater photographers for its docile demeanor and mammoth size — adults typically weigh 400 pounds (180 kilograms) but can exceed 800 (360 kilograms). While the species’ population is unknown, state officials believe it has grown enough to allow the limited catch. No Content Available Advertisement“Goliath is a recovering stock, becoming more abundant in parts of Florida, especially on artificial reefs,” the commission staff wrote in its recommendation.That’s a contention disputed by those who oppose lifting the fishing ban. They point to major die-offs over the past decade from cold weather and other causes. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Goliath grouper Advertisementlast_img read more

Mystery skull washes up on New Jersey beach

first_img Sponsored Content RELATEDTOPICS Yup — you’ve got some algorithm spitting out a three-digit number that’s basically controlling your entire life. We… If Your Credit Score Ever Falls Under 700, Make These 5 Moves ASAP New Jersey governor legalizes marijuana use, decriminalizes possession February 23, 2021 By The Penny Hoarder Man accused of New Jersey murder now facing charges in New Mexico March 29, 2021 AdvertisementTags: New JerseySkull Advertisement Some people took to Twitter and speculated the skull belonged to a pelican, a “very dead bird from like 1,500 years ago,” and even an octopus beak. OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. / CNN — A mystery washed ashore on a New Jersey beach on Monday.A strange looking skull showed up on the sand at Island beach State Park in Ocean County.The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection shared the pictures on Twitter. AdvertisementOfficials later confirmed that the bones were the ventral (lower) jaw and skull of a Minke whale.“You never know what you’re going to find on the beach after a storm” officials said.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Former New Jersey governor released from hospital following COVID-19 treatment October 12, 2020 Skull found on fireplace mantle identified as missing Tennessee man October 28, 2020 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Soldiers steal crops to endure power plant construction

first_img SHARE News By Kang Mi Jin – 2015.08.04 4:18pm US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News With construction for the ‘Mt. BaekduSongun Youth Power Plant’ fully underway, desperate attempts to satiate theirunrelenting hunger have seen mobilized soldiers and shock troops looting collective and personal barley fields in the areadespite the fact that the crop has not yet reached full harvest.“The shock troops and soldiers who aremobilized for construction efforts related to the power plant do not have enough to eat.Unlike other residents, who are free to engage in business like selling at the jangmadang [markets], the soldiers haveno way of making ends meet. The provisions and food that they receive from thegovernment are quite meager,” a source in Yanggang Province reported to DailyNK on August 2nd. Two additional sources in the same province verified thisnews. This grim reality, she added, drives manyto steal crops from the residents, many of whom struggle to get by themselves. In fact, the situation is so severe that themajority of the barley fields within a 6km radius of the power plant have beenpicked clean with nothing left to harvest. In the past, the shock troops alone made a significant dent in the crop yield, but the additional soldiers this year have further compounded an already dire situation, she said, noting, “Residentsguard their fields around the clock, the unrelenting worry preventing them fromsleeping through the night.” The barley crop planted in the earlierperiod is typically harvested around August 5th; the later round collected closer to the 15th. Hungry, overworked shock troops and soldiers are too weak towait for the crop to mature, plucking barley that is far from ripe. The damage wrought by this desperation is such that “the fields are pillaged late at night, andend up looking as though they’ve have bombs dropped on them,” the sourceasserted. “The citizens of Cheonsu-ri collective farmwork units 3 and 5 and residents in Hwangto-ri have all but given up on farmingefforts since the construction of the power plant broke ground in 2001. Some inthe area are trying to sell goods to the shock troops but many are just movingto Deoklip District and Yoopyeong District,” the source explained.“Residents in Ori and Shibri —villages in proximity of the power plant — have moved to farm in Jeungsan,about 11.8 km away,” she said, adding that in Cheonsu-ri wherethe power plants is, few inhabited homes remain and the adjacent fieldsabandoned and now teeming with wormwood stalks. Meanwhile, the authorities have failed toameliorate the underlying cause of these issues. Some residents left behindhave attempted to set makeshift traps in the fields but such efforts have metwith little success. Moreover, compounding an already difficultsituation are grave concerns that if barley, the crop typically planted to tideresidents over until the potato harvest, is disappearing at this rate, potatolooting may be prove even worse. To attempt to get a leg up and stave offdisaster, worried residents are already patrolling the potato fields, accordingto the source. She said that those left in Cheonsu-ri are close to the end of their rope, lamenting,“Will spring even come to stolen fields?” This phrase is from a poem of the same title by Lee Sang Hwa [1901-1943] from the period of Japan’s annexation of Korea. In Lee’s work, “stolen fields” refers to the loss of national sovereignty, while spring alludes to independence. For the residents appropriating the work to illustrate their current situation, “the excerpt provides an apt parallel for their grievances regarding the apathy and lack of accountability from the current leadership,” she concluded.*The content of this article was broadcast to the North Korean people via Unification Media Group. Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img NewsEconomy North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News Soldiers steal crops to endure power plant construction Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more