Man hospitalized after hit-and-run

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeMan hospitalized after hit-and-run Mar. 06, 2017 at 2:46 pmCrimeNewsMan hospitalized after hit-and-runMatthew Hall4 years agoaccidentcrashhit-and-runSanta MonicasmpdtrafficVenice The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking help in identifying a hit-and-run driver that critically injured a man early Sunday morning.According to SMPD, officers responded to the 2400 block of Neilson Way at about 1:50 a.m. for a report of a man lying in the roadway. The stretch of road is bordered by a parking lot and homes.The victim was found with significant head trauma and transported to a local hospital by the Santa Monica Fire Department. The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition and additional information about his condition was unavailable at press time.Major Accident Response Team responded to the scene to conduct an investigation and located debris consistent with a possible 2012-2016 Toyota Camry, silver in color and 4-door. Officers said the vehicle might have substantial damage to the front of the vehicle on the driver’s side. While investigators have some evidence regarding the kind of car, they have no information regarding its driver or possible passengers and anyone with any information is asked to contact investigators.“Other than the individuals who saw (the victim) lying on the ground after the fact, we really don’t have much information at this point,” said Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez.Rodriguez said hit-and-run accidents occur within the city but it’s rare for drivers to leave the scene of such a severe crash.Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer S. Pace at (310) 458-8993; Investigator J. Olson at (310) 458-8954 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) [email protected] :accidentcrashhit-and-runSanta MonicasmpdtrafficVeniceshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentTwilight Concert Series to return this summer with fewer eventsPlease sir, might have another tree? You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours agolast_img read more

Civic Center Field construction kicks off with groundbreaking ceremony

first_imgHomeSportsCommunityCivic Center Field construction kicks off with groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 28, 2019 at 5:00 amCommunityDevelopmentFeaturedNewsCivic Center Field construction kicks off with groundbreaking ceremonyMadeleine Pauker2 years agocivic centerCivic Center Multipurpose Sports Fieldmaryanne laguardiasanta monica high schoolsports fieldThe City Council Residents who advocated for a quarter of a century to replace a large parking lot at the Civic Center with a sports field finally saw the project break ground Wednesday.Construction on the Civic Center Multipurpose Sports Field began Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by local officials and community members. The 2.3 acre sports field, which is located across 4th Street from Santa Monica High School, is slated to open next summer and will provide space for Santa Monicans of all ages to play soccer, rugby and lacrosse.The $8.6 million field will replace 3.8 acres of the Civic Center parking lot, removing almost 700 parking spaces. The City Council approved the proposal to turn the parking lot into a field in June 2018 after more than a decade of lobbying by Samohi families, who argued that the high school did not have sufficient space for outdoor sports.“We’ll have a field that will serve many sports, many cultural events and thousands of community members. It’s a very public use of public land,” said Maryanne Laguardia, vice president of the Recreation and Parks Commission. Laguardia, who pushed for the field for 25 years, said the field’s supporters withstood a multitude of setbacks and delays while fighting to bring the project to fruition.“The community never gave up,” she said.The field will also include artistic and educational components that commemorate the history of the Belmar neighborhood, an African-American community that thrived in the first half of the 20th century before the city of Santa Monica took control of it through eminent domain in the 1950s to build the Civic Center.The city will work with community leaders, artists and historian Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson to create artwork, signage and educational materials that increase awareness of the legacy of the Belmar neighborhood and the impact of its displacement on the greater Santa Monica community, said city spokesperson Constance Farrell.At Jefferson’s suggestion, the Coastal Commission required that the sports field commemorate the Belmar neighborhood when it approved the project in March.“Telling the history of the area and the rich legacy of African Americans’ contributions to Santa Monica life helps make the history of the African-American experience in California more visible,” Jefferson said.The Coastal Commission also required that the city create a transportation demand management plan with the goal of reducing parking demand on the site over the long term. The city will have to monitor parking occupancy at the Civic Center after the field is completed.The synthetic turf field will be encircled by an eight-foot-high perimeter chain-link fence and 24-foot-high netting. The fencing will be screened by a landscape buffer.The field will be illuminated by 60-foot-tall lights at night.The City Council approved in May about $4.8 million with C.S. Legacy Construction for building the field, about $98,000 with AECOM for testing and inspection services and about $417,000 with Simpson & Simpson Management Consulting for construction management [email protected] :civic centerCivic Center Multipurpose Sports Fieldmaryanne laguardiasanta monica high schoolsports fieldThe City Councilshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMurder suspect identifiedNOT ONLY SLOW, BUT THOSE HIDDEN AGENDASYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

EC hits back at reports of softer line on roaming

first_imgHome EC hits back at reports of softer line on roaming EC moves forward with 5G spectrum plan The European Commission has denied that a delay is being contemplated to the current policy to end roaming rates in the EU.Earlier in the week, two media reports said a leaked paper from the Italian presidency of the EU moderated the current stance on retail and wholesale rates.“The Italians are not suggesting a delay to ending roaming charges,” the commission responded.“They are just trying to move the other elements of the package forward as details of how to end roaming are worked out, it is normal that not every detail would be on paper at this stage.”The Italian document made no mention of the 15 December 2015 end date proposed by the European Parliament, which was viewed as significant.The Italian paper also seemed to contain a new measure – a fair use allowance for roaming. If a user exceeded the allowance then they would be charged extra, which was presented as a concession to operators.“The existence of a ‘fair use’ clause is not a loophole – it has always been in the proposal and does not mean you would pay extra to roam except in extreme circumstances, and even then that clause would only exist temporarily,” added the commission.The commission said all three EU institutions – commission, parliament and national governments – are united in calling for an end to roaming charges.“They will soon begin negotiations on how to end them,” it said. Negotiations are expected to be completed this year.Finally, the commission denied a link between roaming income and broadband investment.“Even if roaming was ten times as expensive there still would not be nearly enough roaming income to pay for those upgrades. Meanwhile current roaming income is not used to pay for those upgrades – it is mostly used to pay dividends to shareholders.” Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Apple hits back in Spotify spat Previous ArticleHuawei reveals how to build the world’s best 4G network in 4 easy stepsNext ArticleOrange set to appeal French network sharing ruling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 SEP 2014 Related EC puts people in driving seat of AI ethics Richard Handford Tags Author ECRegulatorylast_img read more

Kirkcudbright Man Toasts The Immortal Memory At Scottish Parliament

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPresident of the Robert Burns World Federation, Kirkcudbright man Ian McIntyre was in Holyrood last week at the Scottish Parliament Burns Supper. There was a strong Galloway presence at the event. Ian was invited by host for the evening, Emma Harper, MSP, to toast the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. A packed Members Restaurant also saw Finlay Carson Address the Haggis and contribute to Tam O’Shanter. Sir Paul Grice, Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Parliament toasted The Lasses and Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabriani, MSP, replied on behalf of the Lasses.last_img read more

Like father, like son: Zac Blair follows in dad’s footsteps with State Am win

first_imgLAYTON — Ever since he can remember, Zac Blair has had a golf club in his hands. That’s was happens when your father is one of the best golfers ever to come out of Utah and owns the golf course across the street from where you live.Even when Zac was 3 years old, his father, Jimmy, used to take him to big tournaments he was playing in and let him ride on the back of the cart as long as he kept quiet.”It was awesome to grow up around the golf course and get those vibes,” Zac said.Sunday afternoon at Valley View Golf Course at 1:58 p.m., in perhaps the earliest State Am finish ever, those vibes paid off for Zac, who joined his father as a winner of the oldest continuous golf tournament in the world, the Utah State Amateur Championship. The 18-year-old Blair knocked off another 18-year-old, Alex Sutton, in a match featuring the youngest finalists in history. The 5 and 3 victory put Blair’s name on the same trophy that bears the name of his dad, who had won the State Am 36 years earlier, also at the age of 18.”It’s great, it feels awesome,” said Blair, who turns 19 next month but could pass for a couple of years younger because of his boyish face and diminutive 5-foot-6, 120-pound frame. The Ogden native will attend BYU starting next month.When he met the press, Blair hadn’t called his father yet but had talked to him between 18-hole rounds when his dad urged him to “keep it going.”While Zac’s mom, Cindy, and his sister, Becky, watched his victory Sunday, Jimmy was 500 miles away playing in the Wyoming Open in Cheyenne. It’s not that Zac wouldn’t have loved to have had his dad there to see his victory, but he acknowledges he usually plays better when his dad isn’t close by.”I’m a little looser when he’s not here” Blair said. “It’s not his fault, but sometimes I try a little harder and sometimes it gets me in trouble.”Blair was rarely in trouble Sunday and when he was, he quickly recovered and never let Sutton take control of the match as he had throughout his run to the finals.All week, Blair hit his drives straight and long and his irons close and only occasionally had to rely on a putter that was a bit off most of the tournament.In the morning, Sutton took his only lead of the day by making birdie at the first hole. Back-to-back birdies by Blair and a bogey by Sutton gave Blair a 2 up lead and he extended it to 3 up before Sutton birdied 17 to cut the margin to two.Perhaps the turning point of the match came at the 21st and 22nd holes, Nos. 3 and 4 in the afternoon round just after Blair has taken a 3 up lead.Sutton made birdies at both holes — his only two of the afternoon — but in both cases, Blair made birdies on top of his, with a 25-footer at 3 and a 12-footer on No. 4 after Sutton had hit it to gimme range.”When I made that birdie on top of him at 3, that was really huge and then I did it again at 4,” Blair said. “I feel like I kept the momentum, rather than letting him get it back.” Sutton agreed that those two birdies by Blair were deflating.”On 3, I made a great putt down the hill and he matched that and on the 4th, I about knocked it in and he made another birdie right on top of me. There’s nothing you can do there, when you’re making birdies and he’s making birdies.”Sutton never got closer that two holes the rest of the day and the match ended at No. 15 when Sutton missed a 12-foot birdie try and gave Blair his 8-footer.”I didn’t hit it that bad, I just didn’t make any putts,” said Sutton, who lives near Valley View and will be a sophomore on the Weber State golf team this fall. “I don’t think it was a confidence issue, they just weren’t falling for me. He just played really well.”The extra early finish was due mostly to the speed at which the two youngsters played.Blair is the poster child for ready golf, as he takes only a couple of seconds to decide on his shot before stepping up and hitting. “I don’t think you need to take a lot of time,” he said. “Just go up, find the yardage and hit it.”Even though Sutton never took a cart the whole week and walked some 140 holes, he doesn’t waste time once he gets to his shot either, often hitting his shots before photographers can get in position. Sutton said he was disappointed not to win, but acknowledged he never expected to win the tournament at the start of the week. As the No. 8 seed, he had beaten Jed Wright and Jeff Evans before upsetting defending champion Dan Horner in the quarterfinals. Then he knocked off Andrew Barton in Saturday’s semifinals.After shooting rounds of 72 and 69 in the qualifying and getting the No., 7 seed, Blair beat Conner Jones in the first round and 16-year-old Devon Purser in the second round.Then he faced Robbie Fillmore, the co-medalist and one of the pre-tournament favorites in the quarterfinals, where he put nine birdies on the board to beat his future BYU teammate 2 and 1. In Saturday’s semifinals, Blair faced a four-hole deficit after nine holes, but came storming back with six birdies on the back nine to win 1 up over Todd Francis.Blair was supposed to be in Norman, Oklahoma Sunday playing a practice round for the U.S. Public Links Tournament. Instead he had to fly out late Sunday for his 11:52 p.m. (MDT) first-round tee time today.”I didn’t get a practice round, but winning the State Am is better than a practice round, right?” Blair mused.Right.e-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

Doveton’s new beginning

first_imgThey almost tore the paint off the walls. In the aftermath of Doveton’s stirring Good Friday win against Officer, the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img

Stratford girls basketball blasts Rib Lake, improves to 6-0

first_imgZuelke scores 24 points for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterRIB LAKE — The Stratford girls basketball team ripped off its sixth-straight victory to start the season, beating Rib Lake 55-30 in a nonconference game Thursday night at Rib Lake High School.Andie Zuelke was dominant inside for the Tigers (6-0), pouring in a game-high 24 points. She had five field goals in each half, was 4 of 7 at the free throw line, and had a team-high 12 rebounds. No other Tiger scored in double figures.Katie Cardey had 14 of her team-leading 15 points in the first half for Rib Lake (2-3) as the Tigers limited her to just one free throw in the second half.Stratford outscored Rib Lake 28-12 in the second half.The Tigers return to action next Thursday at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 55, Redmen 30Stratford 27 28 – 55Rib Lake 18 12 – 30STRATFORD (55): Olympia Garrigan 0-0 0-0 0, Taya Nett 2-7 2-4 6, Blaire Linder 2-4 0-0 4, Sammy Griesbach 2-4 0-0 4, Brooke Peterson 0-0 0-0 0, Olivia Burrows 1-3 1-2 3, Mariah Zawislan 0-0 1-2 1, Chelsey Gliniecki 3-10 0-0 6, Kaylee Hollatz 3-7 0-0 7, Andie Zuelke 10-13 4-7 24. FG: 23-48. FT: 8-15. 3-pointers: 1-5 (Hollatz 1-2, Griesbach 0-1, Linder 0-1, Nett 0-1). Rebounds: 32 (Zuelke 12). Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-0.RIB LAKE (30): Emily Espinoza 0 0-0 0, Katie Cardey 6 1-3 15, Cami Schethauser 0 0-0 0, Hailey Wuzi 0 2-4 2, Sam Rodman 0 0-0 0, Gracie Weinke 3 0-0 9, Raginna Wright 2 0-4 4. FG: 11. FT: 3-11. 3-pointers: 5 (Weinke 3, Cardey 2). Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-3.last_img read more

Photo library: Tourism and leisure 14

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Harrismith, Free State province: Balloons in a restaurant. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Otter Trail balloon flight. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Otter Trail balloon flight. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Otter Trail balloon flight. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Otter Trail balloon flight. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Otter Trail balloon flight. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Otter Trail balloon flight. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Otter Trail balloon flight. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Otter Trail balloon flight. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res imageTOURISM AND LEISURE 14:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library?Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

Flok wants to bring chatbots to the small business masses

first_img HomeDigital MarketingFlok wants to bring chatbots to the small business masses Posted on 27th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Flok wants to bring chatbots to the small business massesYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Small business mobile marketing platform flok is seeking to bring chatbots to the mass of local business owners. Today, the company launched chatbot integration with its consumer app, enabling enrolled local businesses to answer common customer questions and provide information via an automated assistant.The company refers to the new chatbot functionality as an “AI marketing assistant.” It can interact with consumers and answer a range of questions, which may be different depending on the individual business and business category. A salon bot would potentially have different things to say than a restaurant or sporting goods store bot.After joining an individual business’ loyalty club, users can initiate a chat with that business. Above and below are screens from dummy accounts, reflecting the flow and user experience. In the above example, customers are prompted with questions that the bot can readily answer.The company has tried to make set-up and implementation simple, given that this is directed toward local businesses and not developers. Bot chat content is substantially drawn from the provided data when a business owner joins flok. As mentioned, however, chatbot content varies somewhat by category and can be further enhanced or customized by individual businesses.If a consumer asks a question that stumps the bot, the business owner or marketing representative will receive a ping on her smartphone and can respond manually in real time to the customer through the flok app.In a survey released two weeks ago, flok found that messaging and use of SMS by local businesses for customer communication was well established behavior: “4 out of 5 Baby Boomers & Gen-X business owners are already messaging with customers about business-related topics.” And more than 90 percent of local business survey respondents said these tools were useful for customer service.Facebook has been promoting bots and chat as a broad platform for commerce and customer communication. Right now flok bots are only available through the flok app. Later in the year, however, flok plans to enable small business bots for Facebook Messenger and other social messaging apps.From our sponsors: Flok wants to bring chatbots to the small business masseslast_img read more

“El Chapo” convicted of drug-trafficking charges

first_img(AP) – The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been convicted of drug-trafficking charges at a trial in New York.The verdict reached on the sixth day of jury deliberations could put the 61-year-old behind bars for the rest of his life in a high-security U.S. prison selected to thwart another one of the escapes that embarrassed his native country.last_img

Paqueta: Giampaolo confused us

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta claims there is “no more confusion” at the club following the arrival of Stefano Pioli. The Brazilian, who has struggled to recapture the form he showed towards the end of last season, did not hold back when asked about the differences between Pioli and predecessor Marco Giampaolo. “I believe that with [Stefano] Pioli the team is more at ease. Before, someone was not in the right position or someone else in a position they didn’t like. “If a player plays in a position they prefer then they play better, and this is happening now.” Giampaolo is known for not communicating greatly with his players. Indeed, Fabio Quagliarella revealed in September that the former Sampdoria Coach only spoke to him “five or six times in three years”. The ex-Empoli boss also had a strained relationship with Paqueta, urging him to be “less Brazilian” in his approach. “Pioli is more direct in asking us certain things, and this has made things better for us. “When you receive too much information, you get a bit confused, but with him everything is clear.” The 22-year-old has made eight appearances for the Rossoneri this term, providing one assist.last_img read more