Lilac Fire finally 100 contained after 10 days of battling

first_img Posted: December 16, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lilac Fire finally 100% contained after 10 days of battling SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — After 10 days of destruction, the Lilac Fire was 100 percent contained Saturday, fire officials announced.”A big thank you to our local, state and federal cooperators,” Cal Fire San Diego tweeted around 6 a.m. “We couldn’t do it without our great partnerships and teamwork.”In total, 1,659 firefighters and other personnel helped battle the blaze.The Lilac Fire destroyed 157 structures — many of them dwellings in the Rancho Monserate Country Club mobile home park in Fallbrook — and damaged 64 more. No human deaths were reported, but at least 46 horses died, many of them stabled at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall.The Santa Ana winds that fueled the massive blaze returned earlier this week and were set to return again Sunday, though weaker than they were when the fire started.A fire weather watch was issued for San Diego County on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties will be under a red flag warning during the same time period.Locally, fire agencies are bracing for any new fires, while in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, fire crews are continuing to battle the even-larger Thomas Fire.That blaze, which broke out 12 days ago and is still only 40 percent contained, has now grown to the third-largest in California’s history at more than 259,000 acres burned. Full containment is not expected until early January.The 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego County still holds the record as the state’s largest wildfire at 273,246 acres, while the 2007 Witch Fire and 1970 Laguna Fire, both in San Diego County, are also among the 10 largest in California history.center_img , December 16, 2017last_img read more

Chris Ferrells Endeavor Business Media Begins Its Expansion

first_img“These publications have been in their respective markets for decades and have loyal readership due to the comprehensive coverage in their fields,” said Ferrell in a statement announcing the NP and KSR acquisitions. “Endeavor is committed to maintaining the high level of service and quality they currently deliver.”In the announcement, Endeavor assured that it’s “committed to ensuring the smooth transition of these titles and will keep current publication staff in place,” adding that the acquired titles will remain based in Sarasota, Florida.“The Endeavor organization and their professional teams offered some substantial support opportunities for the future growth of these respected journals,” said Kristine Russell, CEO of NP Communications and owner of KSR Publishing. “I have known Chris Ferrell for a number of years and I was honored that he invited my organizations to join his team at Endeavor.”Gallo Business Media, which specializes in hosted-buyer events serving markets like transportation and public works, among others, was founded in 2012 by IQPC and Eaton Hall Exhibitions alum Michael Gallo, who said the entire Gallo team is “thrilled to be on the ground floor of what Chris is developing.”“Michael Gallo and his team have done a great job building a buyer conference model that is extremely valuable for both the sponsors and attendees, “added Ferrell. “We look forward to replicating the Gallo model for the benefit of our current advertisers and readers.”Nashville-based Resolute Capital Partners financed the NP and KSR deal, while Nick Curci’s Westport, CT-based M&A firm Corporate Solutions represented Gallo Business Media in its deal. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.The Gallo deal offers Endeavor “a great opportunity to expand the business by entering into new markets and leveraging other existing media assets with this hosted buyer business model,” said Curci in a statement. “Michael Gallo has built a great team and valuable assets that Chris Ferrell and his newly formed organization will develop and grow even further.” The five-month-old company that says its ready to take “B2B media to new heights” has marked its first major expansion.Endeavor Business Media announced Monday a trio of acquisitions that more than double its portfolio of media brands and significantly expand its events business: NP Communications, the Florida-based publisher of Evaluation Engineering and three titles serving the medical industry; KSR Publishing, the related publisher of Healthcare Purchasing News; and Gallo Business Media, which produces about a dozen trade shows and hosted-buyer events around the country.Founded by Chris Ferrell a month after stepping down as CEO of SouthComm Communications last November, Endeavor Business Media first made its presence known in January with the acquisition of Grand View Media’s Process Flow Network.Monday’s announcement comes weeks after former SouthComm VP Scott Bieda joined the company, reuniting with former colleagues Ferrell and Endeavor COO Patrick Rains. At the time, Ferrell said Bieda was arriving as the Nashville-based company prepared for its next round of acquisitions.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Jason Dunn Named To Deans List At Colby College

first_imgWATERVILLE, ME — Jason T. Dunn, of Wilmington, was recently named to the highly selective Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Dunn is one of 438 Colby students-or 23 percent of the qualified student body-to qualify for the Dean’s List last semester.Dunn, a member of the Class of 2021, attended Wilmington High School and is the son of Dawn Dunn of Wilmington, Mass., and Thomas Dunn of Wilmington, Mass. Dunn earned a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher last fall to be included on Colby’s highly selective Dean’s List. He majored in economics and history.About Colby CollegeFounded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Colby’s innovative and ambitious campaign, Dare Northward, will support deeper connections between the College and the world and a fully inclusive experience for all Colby students. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 80 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Colby College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jason Dunn Named To Dean’s List At Colby CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jason Dunn Named To Colby College’s Dean’s ListIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Your wireless charger may not suck anymore

first_img More from MWC 2019 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Mobile World Congress 2019 Phones Components Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Mobile World Congress 2019 Tags Samsung Galaxy Buds charge right off the back of the… Wireless chargers may soon get faster.  Sarah Tew/CNET Pretty soon, it may not take all night to juice up your phone with a wireless charger. Qualcomm on Monday said its Quick Charge technology will be coming to Qi wireless chargers, letting them quickly fill up dead batteries. Wireless charging, while convenient, has tended to be slow. Right now it takes much longer to wirelessly charge a device than it would take to simply plug it in with a cable.  Quick Charge wireless charging pads will work with Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4 and 4+ adapters that millions of people already use. Devices that currently use Quick Charge include the LG G7 ThinQ and the Razer Phone 2. Qualcomm also said there have been wireless chargers on the market that claimed they had Quick Charge technology, without actually being certified. The expansion includes forward and backward compatibility, Qualcomm said.  3 Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Chinese handset and scooter maker Xiaomi is the first company to build a Quick Charge-enabled wireless power pad, the Mi Wireless Charging Pad.The news was part of a wave of announcements from Qualcomm at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The world’s biggest mobile trade show also has seen announcement after announcement of companies working with Qualcomm on 5G and other technologies. Along with the quick charging news, Qualcomm said its first processor that integrates its 5G modem with its application processor will arrive later this year.  Now playing: Watch this: See All 28 Photos Share your voice reading • Your wireless charger may not suck anymore Comments 1:27 • Galaxy S10 Plus review Mobile World Congress 2019 Qualcomm Xiaomilast_img read more

Bharat Electronics Electronics Corporation of India to reap electoral benefits

first_imgBharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL) are set to land business worth about Rs 5,500 crore, with the Election Commission (EC) getting “in principle” approval from the law ministry to buy about 14 lakh new electronic voting machines, or EVMs.The EC intends to buy 13,95,648 new balloting units and 9,30,482 control units at an estimated cost of Rs 5,511 crore in a staggered manner, between 2015-16 and 2018-19.Each EVM consists of one controlling unit and one ballot unit.Elections are due in Kerala, Puducherry, Assam, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu (2016), in Uttar Pradesh (2017), in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh (2018), besides Lok Sabha elections in 2019, when the Modi government’s current term will come to an end.The move has been necessitated since over 9 lakh EVMs are close to ending their 15-year-lifespan, reports PTI. The cost of an EVM is about Rs 20,000.The two public sector units are the sole manufacturers of EVMs in India; BEL has also exported EVMs to Namibia and exploring EVMs as a business opportunity in Southeast Asia and Africa. Elections in Namibia were held using EVMs manufactured by the defence public sector undertaking.The Bengaluru-based company shipped 5,850 customised EVMs to Namibia in three installments along with battery packs, tabulators and printers, according to IANS.But details of revenues earned by BEL from the sale of EVMs are not available.Sale of EVMs contributed Rs 200 crore to ECIL’s gross turnover of Rs 1,456 crore in 2013-14.The company’s turnover in 2014-15 was Rs 1,320 crore but the contribution of EVMs to its turnover is not known.The two companies had landed orders worth Rs 300 crore from the EC for supplying 2.5 lakh controlling units and around 4 lakh ballot units for the Lok Sabha elections last year.The news did not impact on the BEL stock that was trading at Rs 1,222.05, down 0.11% from its Friday close.last_img read more

2 commit suicide in Chattogram

first_img.Two people, including a young girl, reportedly committed suicide in Panchlaish and Khulshi areas of Chattogram on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased are Mohammad Sohel, 22, son of Abdus Sattar of Khulshi area, and Nasmin Aktar, 17, resident of Panchlaish area.Assistant sub-inspector of Chittagong Medical College Hospital police outpost Alauddin Talukdar said the bodies were found hanging from ceiling fans in their rooms at Panchlaish and Khulshi areas.The bodies were sent for autopsies, he said.last_img

Women lodges police complaint against veterinary doctor for death of pet

first_imgKolkata: A woman lawyer in the city registered a complaint with the police against a veterinary doctor whom she accused of negligence leading to the death of her pet.The incident took place at Kankurgachi. The complainant, Sagarika Chowdhury alleged that her pet died while being sterilised by the doctor at her chamber. On the basis of the complaint, the police have started a probe. It was learnt that Chowdhury went to doctor Aparajita Chakraborty in the Kankurgachi area for sterlising her pet cat on May 26. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to her complaint, the woman lawyer alleged that she was later informed that sterlisation was performed on her pet and she could take it to her house. When Chowdhury went to see her pet, she found that it had not gained consciousness. Hence the woman decided to stay back at the doctor’s clinic till the animal regains consciousness instead of taking it home. When the woman had been waiting at the doctor’s clinic, she was asked to pay the dues in cash. Chowdhury then went to a nearby ATM kiosk to withdraw money. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateWhen she returned to the clinic, the complainant found that her pet was kept inside a bucket which was used to bring the pet to the chamber. The woman told some of the staff members of the clinic that she wanted to meet the doctor. She was told by some staffers that doctor had left the clinic already and hence she would not be able to consult her. Being concerned over the health condition of her pet, the woman asked one of the staff members as what happened to her pet. The staff member asked the woman to take her pet home as the clinic would be shut down soon. The woman was also advised not to bring the cat out of the bucket as it would take around six hours for the animal to regain consciousness. The woman returned home. She opened the cover of the bucket after a few hours and touched the animal. She found that there were blood stains on its head. She then rushed to the clinic again but failed to save the life of her pet. She found that the clinic was already shut and the pet died. Chowdhury alleged that her pet was absolutely fine when it was taken to the doctors’ chamber for the operation. She alleged that the doctor’s negligence led to the death of her pet and lodged a complaint with the Phool Bagan police station demanding a probe into the incident.last_img read more

Want Big Data Innovation Rethink Your Need for a Chief Data Officer

first_img 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » June 16, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. The ability to quickly gather the right data from the right sources, to make the best business decision possible, is crucial. Yet, the common perception that you need a chief data officer (CDO) to make that decision a reality is not always true.Related: ‘Big Data’ Is No Longer Enough: It’s Now All About ‘Fast Data’While the role of CDO only recently emerged, it is steadily growing, with Gartner predicting that 25 percent of organizations will have a CDO by 2017. However, while a big data strategy is vital, a CDO may not be.Organizations need to ditch the mindset that big-data innovation is an IT task reserved for the technically minded. To be data driven, and to be successful at it, all business users should be able to access the right data so they can creatively solve real problems.Executing that is possible with the help of a new kind of data leader that takes a design approach to big data — say hello to the “chief growth officer.” Bridging the divide between your IT and business needsThe industry has long claimed that to leverage your data assets, you should hire a CDO. But that is not a necessary investment on the path to becoming a data-driven business; in fact it may even be detrimental.When it comes to big-data strategies, there exists a damaging divide between IT departments and business needs. CDOs tend to focus on building out complicated architectures with complex technologies, and the end result isn’t always relevant to the business problems that need to be solved. A CDO’s role forces this individual to focus on collecting data sources and building a data lake. Yet simply bringing data together doesn’t accomplish much. Instead of using data analytics just for the sake of it, organizations need their data strategy to be laser-focused on solving real problems backed by transformational use cases (a list of actions or event steps).Related: Why You Need to Embrace the Big Data Trend in HRWith CDOs at the big-data helm, organizations risk losing sight of the business problems they need to solve. If businesses are trying to traverse a short distance from point A to point B, a CDO’s solution is all too often to spend excess resources to construct a high-speed boat not really suited for the job.In reality these business users simply needed a pedal bike that could solve their initial problem, and solve it fast. Solution: Hire a chief growth officer and adopt a ‘design-thinking’ approach.In contrast to a CDO, a chief growth officer uses data to creatively grow the business. These staffers focus first on why the company needs data to solve the problem, and then build out the technology behind it. Their agenda is based on use cases that will build the company. And that approach bridges the gap between IT initiatives and business needs.Rather than focus on the latest and greatest in big-data technologies, chief growth officers take a design approach that focuses on real business problems and works backwards. Far too often, we see companies churning their wheels to build Apache Spark or Kafka tools, to boast real-time and extreme-processing capabilities.Yet once companies implement these technologies, they apply only to a minority of use cases (a list of actions or event steps). In reality, these business users first needed tools that could help them analyze things, like personally identifiable information (PII).To develop a design approach to data analytics, start with the use case and scale from there. Consider what questions you want to ask your data and prioritize the ones that will deliver the biggest ROI. Once you have the top use cases identified, you can consider what specific big-data technology tool will solve your problems.The design approach to big data leaves room for creative thinking to solve, whereas the old, traditional approach by CDOs doesn’t allow for inventiveness.Related; Why Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond Big DataBy arming themselves with a chief growth officer and a design approach to big data, companies can harness the power of creativity, great user experiences and computational power, to solve business problems in the best way possible.last_img read more

Flood alert remains in force for two rivers

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Read MoreMan, 38, appears in court charged with attempted rape   “Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Sow between Great Bridgeford and Shugborough, the River Penk between Coven and Stafford, the Sandyford Brook, the Rising Brook, the Ridings Brook and the Saredon Brook. “The river level is currently peaking however, and we expect to be able to remove this alert later this afternoon. No flood warnings are forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast.” Two Met Office yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms are in force across the region – one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. As well as the flood alert for the Rivers Sow and Penk, there is also a flood alert for the River Trent in Rugeley. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA flood alert remains in force for two rivers in Stafford Borough following a weekend of heavy rain across the county. The Environment Agency have issued the alert for the Rivers Penk and Sow. There was heavy rain throughout the region over the weekend – with areas including Leek and Keele seeing persistent rain and some flooding reported on the A53 between Leek and Buxton. A number of roads in Cheshire East have also flooded. The Environment Agency alert states:  “River levels have continued to rise at the Milford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall over the past two days. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Flood Alerts and Warnings explainedThe Environment Agency issues three levels of flood alert and warning. Flood Alerts: The most common and least severe, these mean flooding is possible and to be prepared. Flood Warnings: A step up from an alert, a Flood Warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required. Severe Flood Warnings: The most serious. These mean there is severe flooding and a danger to live. Both Flood Warnings and Severe Flood Warnings are exceptionally rare in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Punter found hiding in bushes last_img read more