Boy struck, killed by semi-truck

first_imgTraffic was shut off on Painter from Greenleaf Avenue to Lambert. Dozens of people crowded about the intersection. Distraught witnesses trembled as they were being interviewed by officers. Julie Ramirez said she was stopped at a red light at the intersection and saw the boy get hit but was powerless to do anything. She stayed to give her statement to police, crying and hugging other witnesses. The truck “wanted to make the light,” Ramirez said. “The light turned green and the little boy took off on his bike. The truck kept going. He dragged him. “I hope to God he \ didn’t see him, because he didn’t stop.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The boy was dragged about 40 feet underneath the truck. The driver finally stopped when he heard witnesses screaming. The boy’s body ended up pinned beneath the truck’s left front tire. The driver was not immediately arrested, but the collision was under investigation, Zuhlke said. Whittier officers and Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters and paramedics responded. Officials called in a county Urban Search and Rescue team, which used air bags to raise the truck to remove the body. The body was removed at about 3:20 p.m., said Los Angeles County fire Inspector Ed Lozano. “Once they managed to extricate the patient, they pronounced him dead,” he added. WHITTIER – A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi-truck Thursday afternoon while riding home on his bicycle from East Whittier Middle School, police said. The boy, whose name was not immediately released by police, was riding his bike north on Painter Avenue at Lambert Road about 2:50 p.m. He was trying to ride across the intersection through a narrow space in front of the truck and behind a passenger vehicle stopped in traffic, Whittier Police Department spokesman Officer Jason Zuhlke said. “The truck rolled forward, hit him and didn’t see him,” he said. last_img read more

World champ to return for MTB World Cup opener

first_img26 March 2014After undergoing surgery on his left knee late in 2013, three-time MTB downhill world champion Greg Minnaar returns to the UCI World Cup circuit at the Cascades MTB Park in his home town of Pietermaritzburg from 11 to 13 April.Minnaar, a legend of downhill racing, will be the star attraction at the season- opening event, especially considering his superb record on the Cascades MTB Park downhill track, which includes two World Cup victories, a runner-up finish, and a successful defence of his world champion’s title last year.Minnaar, who splits his time equally between his base in Pietermaritzburg and San Francisco, is happy to be competing in front of family and friends again.‘Always important to me’“Being home and competing at home is always great and being ready to race here is always important for me,” the Santa Cruz Syndicate star said in a statement on Tuesday.“I always want to do as well as I can for my friends and family that are watching and I’m working as hard as I can to be ready for the World Cup this year.”After his knee operation, Minnaar spent a long time off of his bike, but he nonetheless made a winning return to competition when he won the first leg of the SA MTB Cup Series at Cascades two weeks ago. He admitted afterwards, however, that he is not yet feeling in the kind of shape he needs to be in to be competitive in the World Cup in Pietermaritzburg.Pressure“I feel that there is always a bit of pressure on me when I race at home, but I think that the majority of the pressure comes from myself, and always wanting to perform well at home adds that little bit of tension,” he explained.“Knowing that I am not going to be 100 percent for the first half of the season is never ideal, but I will be trying my hardest at home.”RehabilitationIt has been a long road to recovery for the downhill great, who has been working hard with physiotherapists and biokineticists in Pietermaritzburg to get him ready and riding in time for the start of the 2014 season.“I have a great team of physios and bios here,” he said. “With some great gyms around, I have been working to get fit and being in training for six hours a day means that I have been going flat-out trying to prepare.“Being back in my comfort zone here also means that I don’t have to drive anywhere to ride. It is one thing I can’t stand and in Pietermaritzburg I can just ride from home,” he added.GoalThe 32-year-old Minnaar, who has more World Cup podium finishes than any other rider in history, is aiming to create more history. “I have set myself the goal to get two more World Cup wins because if I can get them then that means I will have won the most World Cup titles and that in itself is motivation enough to keep going,” he revealed.“I have a plan that I am going to go for another five years, but we will just have to see.”Big crowds expectedThousands of cheering fans are expected to turn up for the event in mid-April and a warm, supportive crowd in Pietermaritzburg is something Minnaar is looking forward to.“It is a really exciting event and you rarely see such emotion from other events when the riders come down the hill,” he enthused“The event is also a whole day activity with people being able to walk up into the hills to watch some of the earlier guys riding at the top and then head down to the finish for the final few riders. Recently, after I got injured, I was able to be in the crowd myself and it really was quite special,” he concluded.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Your Insatiable Thirst For Wireless Data Is What’s Killing The Planet

first_imgRelated Posts Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting brian proffitt Tags:#energy Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … In the grand scheme of things, wireless-networking power consumption may not seem like a lot: it’s only 0.03% of the total power use of the planet (based on 2008 figures). But it’s enough to generate 30 megatons of CO2 by the year 2015, which is equal to the amount of emissions from 4.9 million new cars.There are ways to mitigate this excessive energy use. The adoption of newer equipment would help increase power efficiency, as well as more use of wired connectivity, the report suggests.Rising technologies like software-defined networks could also come into play: active automated monitoring of network traffic that would add more hardware resources when needed and leave them idle or even off when not required.Data centers have been the visible target for power wasting for quite some time, and while there’s no harm in trying to increase energy efficiency in these perceived supervillains, the real energy crooks may be the cell tower up the road or the Wi-Fi router sitting on your desk.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Think of energy hogs in IT, and you’ll probably think of data centers. With their sprawling poured-concrete buildings, massive backup generators and evil-looking Segways, you just know they’re sucking down more power than a small country.A new study from Australia’s Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) highlights another, rather unexpected villain for the latest episode of Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Dr. Wireless and his dastardly 4G minions. Wireless networking, it seems, is the biggest power-waster in the use of cloud computing.This runs counter to what many observers have been saying. Environmental activist Greenpeace International has criticized cloud computing’s energy use, but they specifically pointed out data centers as the main problem. If the CEET report is correct, then Greenpeace was off the mark.It’s easy to target the data centers. They’re the low-hanging fruit, because they are centralized and they do pull in a lot of local power. Wireless networks, on the other hand, consume very little power locally, and they are diffused across the entire world.And the number of networks is growing fast.“Wireless, local and mobile, is fast becoming the standard access mode for cloud services. Global mobile data traffic overall is currently increasing at 78% per annum and mobile cloud traffic specifically is increasing at 95% per annum,” according to the new CEET whitepaper, all driven by rapid adoption of cloud services tailor made for these mobile devices.Use of Wi-Fi and 4G LTE networks to access the cloud is exploding, and that’s a problem. According to CEET, a joint effort by Bell Labs and the University of Melbourne, wireless networks are very energy inefficient. It takes a lot of power to deliver good connectivity, it seems. Not to mention the sheer redundancy of so many networks. Even in a small city, I can stand in many places and detect several public and private Wi-Fi networks in range of my device, all blanketed by 4G coverage from multiple phone carriers.All of these little sips of power can add up to one big gulp. In 2012, total energy consumption of cloud services accessed by wireless networks was around 9.2 terawatt/hours. In 2015, the report estimates, that consumption will be anywhere from 32 to 43 TWh. Of that cloud computing power consumption, data centers only account for about 9% of total use – 90% of the power is used by wireless networking technology. (The actual power use of the devices themselves is negligible, the report indicates.) How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudlast_img read more

Source: Cavs trading Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

first_imgMOST READ The Cavs needed to clear two roster spots by Monday and in trading Jefferson and Felder, the club will avoid paying $12 million in NBA luxury tax penalties, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal still has to be finalized. The Cavaliers also parted with two second-round picks in the deal.Cleveland will acquire the rights to two overseas players, the person said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 37-year-old Jefferson spent two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in 2015. He was a key contributor during the 2016 championship season, coming off the bench to provide an offensive spark. He appeared in 79 games last season, averaging 5.7 points in 20.4 minutes.Felder was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He played in 42 games for Cleveland last season. Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open View comments LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Richard Jefferson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP —CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person familiar with the deal.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Scorpio Unveils Scrubber Order for 23 More Vessels

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Scorpio Group has placed an order for a further 23 exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for its bulkers and tankers.Under the deals with Pacific Green Technologies, nine scrubbers with a combined cost of USD 13 million would be installed on Scorpio Bulkers’ fleet, while another 14 units were ordered by Scorpio Tankers at a value of USD 20.3 million.The latest orders for ENVI-Marine systems were agreed on top of earlier contracts for 28 and 52 units to be installed on the group’s bulkers and tankers, respectively.The earlier orders by Scorpio Bulkers and Scorpio Tankers were valued at around USD 42.4 million and USD 79.6 million.Pacific Green Technologies said that the systems that are being fitted are a ‘hybrid ready’ design, which allows them to be upgraded to a ‘closed loop’ configuration at a future date.Scorpio Group has invested “in the latest generation of fuel-efficient vessels and the hybrid-ready ENVI-Marine™ system will give the company the return-on-investment and flexibility it needs to face the complexities of IMO 2020,” Scott Poulter, Pacific Green Technologies Executive Director, said.last_img read more

Government raising fines for semis that dont chain up among new winter

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced several improvements to make B.C. highways safer and more reliable during the winter months following what has been a colder- and snowier-than-average winter.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena announced today that several changes will be going into effect for the next winter driving season, including increasing fines for commercial vehicles that don’t carry chains or don’t chain-up when required, extending winter tire requirements on certain routes prone to late season snowfall, and increasing road-maintenance contractor requirements.“I have heard from people and communities throughout the province that we need to take action to improve safety on our highways. With that in mind, our government is moving quickly to implement changes that will ensure people are able to get where they need to go more safely through the winter months.”Stricter commercial vehicle chain-up requirements are the first priority named by the government, and the the ministry says it will enforce higher fines for commercial vehicle operators not carrying chains, or who don’t chain up when mandatory. Currently, the fine in B.C. is $121, while in other North American jurisdictions the fine is up to $1,200 for similar violations, ten times higher. The exact fine amounts are yet to be determined. The government will also roll out a pilot program limiting which lanes commercial vehicles can use on certain corridors, which will reduce the risk of collisions, and blockages due to spun-out trucks. On key three-lane highway sections during winter, commercial vehicles will be restricted from using the far left lane, to ensure more reliable and safe access for the traveling public. When all lanes are blocked, the ability for emergency crews and maintenance equipment to move along the highway is eliminated, compounding the closure.Ministry staff will also be expanding monitoring and auditing of road-maintenance contractors, including 24/7 compliance checks during winter storms. Snowplows will also be getting GPS tracking.The current regulations requiring drivers to fit winter tires or chains from October 1st to March 31 will also be extended in certain areas of B.C. The ministry will expand the date range through to April 30th on select highways and mountain passes to account for potential early spring snowfall events which occur regularly in the Northern regions of the province. The exact routes where the winter tire rules will be extended has not yet been determined.Another small change announced today that could have a big impact in this part of B.C. is a reduction in the highway abrasive standard size. The government said that the standard size of grit used on roads will be decreased from 12.5 to 9.5 millimetres to reduce potential windshield damage. Across the entire province, road crews apply 750,000 tonnes of winter abrasives over 1.2-million kilometres on average every winter.Trevena is also making a trip to visit Fort St. John on Thursday, where she’ll be speaking with members from local governments in the area.last_img read more

North Peace Leisure Pool hosting fundraiser for the BCSPCA this Wednesday

first_imgCanned Dog Food.Canned Cat Food.Specialty Food (gastro, critical care, urinary care).Squeaky Dog Toys.Cat Wand Toys. (Can be found at Dollar Stores).Cat Litter Scoops.Clay/Clumping Cat Litter.Paper Towel (Lots of it).Dish Soap.8.5×11 Printer Paper.Thermal Cash Register Rolls (Two 1/4 inch wide x 75 feet).Air Fresheners.Toilet Bowl Cleaner.Residents are also welcome to donate cash if they don’t have listed items. The event is part of the North Peace Leisure Pool’s Pet Week which is dedicated to all our furry and scaly friends.If residents are unable to make the fundraiser they are welcome to drop off donations to the BCSPCA’s North Peace Branch at any time.Pet Week flyer. Photo by Charity Nelson. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Leisure Pool will be hosting a fundraiser for the BCSPCA this Wednesday.The event runs from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and gives residents the opportunity to swim at the pool for just a donation.The SPCA released a list of items needed the most through donation. The list is shown below:last_img read more

Charlie Lake Fire Department investigating early morning fire

first_img Firefighters battling a blaze at a shop in the 10200 block of the 269 Road in Grand Haven on Tuesday morning. Photo by Chris Newton 1 of 10 Smoke from a massive fire seen over Fort St. John this morning. Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Fire Department was called out to the scene of a fire just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.The fire erupted at a three-bay shop in the 10200 block of the 269 Road just west of Fort St. John. The Charlie Lake Fire Department requested help from the Fort St. John and Taylor fire departments for both manpower and water.A total of seven apparatus and 13 firefighters from Charlie Lake responded with one apparatus and four firefighters each from Fort St. John and Taylor. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but crews battled the blaze for several hours before extinguishing the fire and all of the hot spots. There were no injuries.The CLFD would like to thank the Fort St John Fire Department and the Taylor Fire Department for assisting with the incident. Photo by Chris Newton last_img read more

Allardyce on Man City success £350m – that will have a

first_imgEverton manager Sam Allardyce believes that the level of spending that Manchester City have made has been a factor in their success this seasonEverton are set to host the Premier League leaders on Saturday with City looking to take another step closer to the title by adding another three points.While Pep Guardiola has been receiving much praise for the results he has accomplished, while installing his style of play into the squad, Allardyce believes that the amount of spending that the club did can not be ignored.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“And £350million – that will have a bit to do with it! In all fairness, the money’s been really well spent, hasn’t it?” said the former England coach, according to talkSPORT.“It’s a lot of money but it’s been spent on quality players over his short period there and I think those players have brought so much more to the team overall.“The average age of the player has been reduced. Certainly the confidence has grown where they believe every game they walk out on they are not going to get beat. That grows and becomes another force before that even start. We can’t be intimidated by that.”last_img read more

Domenico Tedesco signs new deal with Schalke 04

first_imgThe young German-Italian manager will stay with the Bundesliga club until June 30th, 2022Schalke 04 really trust their coach Domenico Tedesco.The 32-year-old manager has been with the team since 2017, and today, it was confirmed he signed for four years more, meaning he will stay in Gelsenkirchen until 2022.“First of all it is a huge sign of trust that the club has shown in me, something they’ve been doing ever since I came here,” he told Schalke 04’s official website.“It is never a certainty that a 32-year-old coach is given a chance in the Bundesliga. I have always said that I feel right at home at Schalke, everything just fits together.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Schalke 04 has many exciting projects that are a crucial part of the club such as the scouting network and the focus on the academy. Both are areas that I want to drive forward,” he said about his future plans with the club.“But obviously the development of the first-team is the priority and even though we already have a good squad, things can always be refined.”And Tedesco’s key for success?“I have previously tried to sum it up and I would say that flexibility is the most important factor for success,” he told the official website.“We want to be able to mix it up – passing the ball short, playing more direct, using the width of the pitch as well as being able to play through the middle so that we are not restricted to playing in just one way.”last_img read more