Final rally and signature drive for Gas Tax Repeal Initiative 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 SettingsA final rally was held Tuesday to get signatures for the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative.The rally also gave people an opportunity to get gas for $1.99 per gallon.KUSI’s Lauren Phinney was LIVE with the story. Lauren Phinney Posted: April 3, 2018 Lauren Phinney, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 3, 2018
Tobyhanna Army Depot photo by Thomas RobbinsEditor’s Note: On Base will not publish Friday, but will resume publishing on Mon., April 22. While recent news coverage has focused on privatized family housing, many service members and military families live off base.ADC wants to learn more about how communities, regions and states are planning, developing and maintaining quality, affordable housing outside the gate. We are looking for examples of plans, initiatives, organizations or people advancing these issues locally and specific outcomes that have been achieved.Has your community, region or state implemented successful strategies to tackle the issues of affordability or quality? Do you know thought leaders on this topic who might be valuable for ADC to learn from? Please send your ideas or comments to [email protected] ADC AUTHOR
Heavy clashes and air strikes in Yemen’s third city Taez left at least 36 fighters dead on Sunday, army sources said, as aid workers struggled to make medical deliveries.The fighting between Saudi-backed pro-government forces and Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies killed at least 21 rebels and 15 loyalists, the sources said. New clashes broke out when loyalist forces tried to take back a presidential palace on a hill overlooking the city’s east. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortLoyalists control the centre of Taez, encircled by the Huthi rebels and allied forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The city in central Yemen has been a key battleground as forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi seek to regain ground from the Iran-backed Huthis.In a statement on Sunday, aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said essential medical supplies it hoped to deliver to a besieged enclave of the city were being blocked. Also Read – Pakistan Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesman“It is very frustrating that, after weeks of negotiations, we have made no progress in convincing officials of the need to provide impartial medical assistance to the victims of the ongoing fighting within this enclave,” Karline Kleijer, MSF’s emergency manager for Yemen, said. She said that this was despite MSF’s support to health facilities in Huthi-controlled areas.Only six of 20 hospitals in the city of more than 600,000 continue to function due to the conflict, and often only partially, MSF said. “They lack staff, fuel and essential medicines, and are overwhelmed by the high numbers of wounded seeking to access their emergency services on a daily basis,” it said.
Kolkata: A Bangladeshi national has been arrested at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata for allegedly carrying foreign currency illegally worth Rs 20 lakh.The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have nabbed the person identified as Farman Chowdhury Reza and immediately handed him over to the Customs department officials. According to the CISF officials, Reza was about to board a flight to Chittagong scheduled to take off at 11:10 am. During the security check around 10:40 am, on-duty CISF personnel saw Reza behaving suspiciously in the Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifesecurity check queue. While he was walking, it seemed like Reza had something inside his shoes as the pace was slow and unnatural. Smelling a rat, a CISF official was informed by the jawans. Reza was immediately ordered to step out of the queue. He was questioned on the spot. As Reza fumbled, the CISF official detained him and took Reza to the CISF facility at the airport. Reza was then interrogated. Though he claimed to be clean, the CISF officials asked Reza to take off his shoes. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHaving no other way out, Reza had to follow the orders. After he took off his shoes, the CISF officials found a huge amount of foreign currency denominations of several countries concealed inside his shoe soles. Following which Reza’s baggage was opened. The bag had more foreign currency denominations and some other valuables. He was asked about the foreign currency and other valuables but failed to produce any valid reason and document. The CISF informed that they have found 6,700 USD, 6,000 Australian Dollar, 2,400 Canadian Cent, 1,720 Bangladesh Taka, 13,540 INR, five expensive wrist watches and two expensive mobile phones from Reza. All the articles were seized. Later, Reza was handed over to the Customs department for further action.
Kolkata: Two days after a celebrity model-actress was harassed on Kolkata street, a 23-year-old woman had torrid times when a man driving a car passed remarks, chased and tried to block the app cab she had hired in South Kolkata.After the woman lodged a complaint with a police patrol party, the accused was arrested. According to Alipore police station Assistant Sub-Inspector Biplab Kumar Das, he and his colleague were out on night patrol near the zoo around 3.45 am (on Wednesday), when he saw a car screeched to a halt before them. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”The woman in the app-cab told us that a car blocked her way on Burdwan Road, and was chasing her cab. “After some time the car came to the area, but seeing us, the driver fled with great speed. Then it took a U-turn and came to the spot again. We tried to intercept the vehicle, but it managed to flee again. By that time we had got the car number. We chased the car, but could not reach it. “I lodged a complaint at my police station with the car number. And the duty officer arrested the driver and impounded the car,” said Das. The police are examining the CCTV footage of the area to ascertain the details. Cases on relevant Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections dealing with molestation, forcible blocking of way, chasing a woman have been slapped against the accused. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateRecently, former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta shared her horror experience on social media and narrated her ordeal on June 17 night. She was allegedly chased and harassed by unidentified miscreants when she was returning home from work. Ushoshi had taken an app-cab from the 5-star hotel around 11:40 pm in Kolkata and was accompanied by her colleague. While on her way home, her cab ride turned out to be a traumatic one after a gang of boys rammed into her taxi and also harassed them, besides beating up the driver. All the accused in connection with the incident have been arrested. With agency inputs
Register Now » 3 min read This story appears in the December 2012 issue of . Subscribe » What It IsLearnUp.me, an online job placement and training platform, enables job seekers to bone up on specific skills required by prospective employers. Companies post their open positions, ranging from bakery clerk to technology associate, then add links to training videos on YouTube or other approved material. For example, Staples candidates might be asked to watch the YouTube video “How to Make a Business Card.” Once users complete the training, their LearnUp résumés are automatically updated to reflect their efforts, and they can be considered for the open slot.How It StartedAfter her startup Valence Energy was acquired in 2010, Alexis Ringwald became interested in the unemployment problem. She spent six months interviewing people in the unemployment lines in the Bay Area, trying to determine what was keeping them from landing work.”It seemed a lot of people’s skills were out of sync with the labor market needs of today,” Ringwald says. “There was a sense of confusion by the job seekers, a paralysis over what they needed to learn to be qualified.”In September 2011 Ringwald met Kenny Ma at the education-themed Mega Startup Weekend at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View, Calif., and the two joined together to launch LearnUp, which was announced in June at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago.Why It Took Off”Even employers with entry-level positions are having a hard time finding skilled workers,” Ringwald says. Her vision was for LearnUp to bridge the gap, giving job seekers the expertise they needed and companies an educated employee pool from which to choose. Staples and Safeway were on the board of the San Jose, Calif., unemployment office and signed up immediately. Gap, KPMG, TeleTech, Whole Foods Market and others came on shortly thereafter.The Business CaseBacked in part by venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, LearnUp recently received $1.9 million in funding, enough to build the team and expand throughout California. The company’s revenue model is based on a finder’s fee for successful job placements. Job seekers are not charged to access the listings or to complete any required training.Still in startup mode, Ringwald won’t divulge the number of positions LearnUp has filled so far, noting that the company is using San Jose as a test case.What’s NextLearnUp is working with community colleges in California to help guide curriculum development that will give students the education that prospective employers are seeking. The company is also working with its national clients to expand job placements for positions across California by the end of the year. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global December 26, 2012