first_imgClick on the video above, to witness the desperate attempt by rescuers, to save the lives of a group of stricken Pilot Whales that become stranded on Ballyness Beach in Falcarragh yesterday morning.The whole community sustained a prolonged and collective effort all day to help return the whales to the sea. Five sadly died on the beach, but thanks to the community spirit and effort by locals they managed to return eight of the whales back out to sea.However, despite  rescuers successfully returning the whales back out to sea TWICE, the whales became beached again.Marine experts believe the whales are suffering from an illness and sadly many of the thirteen whales originally stranded have now sadly died having become beached again.DDTV: WATCH RESCUERS ATTEMPT TO RETURN BEACHED WHALES BACK OUT TO SEA was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyness BayCommunityDDTVFalcarraghFeaturesnewsRescuersStrandedwhaleslast_img read more

Alpine man fatally shot after allegedly charging sheriff deputies with a knife

first_img Posted: November 13, 2018 Sasha Foo, November 13, 2018 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 SettingsALPINE (KUSI) – An investigation is underway into the deputy involved shooting of a 30 year old Alpine man. Danny Ayala was shot to death by deputies who answered a call Monday afternoon at the Summit at Alpine apartment homes. Someone at the apartment complex called 911 just before 3 p.m. to report a man who was yelling death threats. When deputies arrived, they said Ayala who was holding a knife began to advance towards them. According to homicide investigators, the deputies who feared for their lives, fired multiple shots at Ayala outside his apartment. The deputies administered first aid and CPR but Ayala died at the scene.However, Ayala’s family said it had heard a different version of the events from witnesses who claimed he was shot multiple times inside the apartment, after deputies broke through the door. Juan Ruiz, the victim’s uncle also questioned the treatment of Ayala’s four year old son, who may have witnessed the shooting and was taken into the the custody of the Sheriff’s Department after the shooting. Family members also said they were not informed about the child’s whereabouts for hours.“They should have called somebody as protocol, called somebody to “come pick up your child.’ You don’t just take a child and don’t tell nobody. You know, everybody was looking for the kid and nobody knows where he’s at,” Ruiz said. Family members said they were not notified of Ayala’s death by law enforcement, but learned of his death through the news media.At this time, no one is sure what happened in the moments before deputies opened fire. Homicide investigators were not able to say what deputies said to Ayala before the shooting. Vanessa Moore, Ayala’s cousin said the family wants more answers from the Sheriff’s Department. “People get upset all the time- unless there was a gun out there, unless he pointed a gun at the officers, which is not what they say happened- he had a knife, why did they tear down his door?”All these things that the policemen say happened and didn’t happen? We just need answers and if they don’t have them, that’s a little suspect to us, right now,” Moore said. Sasha Foo center_img Updated: 10:02 AM Alpine man fatally shot, after allegedly charging sheriff deputies with a knife Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Deshikottam controversy leaves Mamata irate

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her displeasure over the Deshikottama controversy.This is for the first time that the Deshikottama award will not be given at the convocation of Visva Bharati University. It is a convention that the Prime Minister, who is the Chancellor of the varsity, confers the Deshikottama award. There has been no convocation in the past four years. The last Chancellor who visited the university during the convocation, was Manmohan Singh in 2008. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Chief Minister said “Convocation is not a place for politics. It is a place of pride, it is a place of Kabiguru,” adding that “The importance of the function would have been more had the Deshikottama award been conferred”.Visva Bharati’s Executive Committee had cleared the names of Amitabh Bachchan, Amitav Ghosh, Gulzar, Suniti Kumar pathak, Ashok Sen and Jogen Chowdhury for the award. The names were sent to the Ministry of Human Resources for vetting. The MHRD sat on the file and neither approved nor rejected the names. Mamata Banerjee said she had come to attend the convocation with Rajiv Gandhi, when she was an MP from Jadavpur. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedShe said she would be present at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan. Banerjee maintained that she had the finest relation with Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh and hoped that Indo-Bangladesh relation would improve. “We are neighbours and our relationship is very deep,” she said, adding that her relation with Sheikh Hasina “is not political but emotional.” She said she would meet Hasina on Saturday in Kolkata and described her visit as “a courtesy call.” Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come to Visva Bharati on Friday. He will come to Andal Airport and then will fly to Visva Bharati by helicopter.Sheikh Hasina will reach the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at 9 pm and will leave for the venue in a helicopter as well. The convocation will start at 10.30 am and will continue till 11.55 pm. The Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh, along with Mamata banerjee, will be present at the convocation. Then, they will go to the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan.Hasina will also attend a function at Jorasanko Thakurbari. On Saturday, she will be conferred D.Litt at the convocation of Kazi Nazrul University. In the afternoon, she will attend a function at Netaji Bhavan and will meet Mamata Banerjee later.last_img read more

Restaurants come up with special World Cup menu

first_imgKolkata: The World Cup cricket fever has gripped New Town.Three restaurants under West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) — Café Ekante, Café Ajante and Biswa Bangla Gate Restaurant will serve special menu during the time of World Cup. The official launch of the special event took place at Café Ajante on Thursday afternoon in presence of Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Hidco chairman Debashis Sen. Shukla, who has been part of the Indian national squad, cut a cake that resembled a cricket ground. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe restaurant has been decked up in accordance with the theme of the cricket world cup. Flags of all the participating nations have been put up and the pillars inside the restaurant have been decorated with flags of the countries taking part in the event. Two large LED TVs has been placed on the wall of the restaurant so that people can enjoy the cricket match live while savouring dishes at the restaurant. Replicas of cricket bat and wicket have been placed on tables and on the verandah outside the restaurant. A statue of Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been set up just at in front of the replica of Eiffel Tower, which is just adjacent to Café Ajante. The statue has been made by artisans of Kumartuli. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA mat has been placed in front of the statue to encourage visitors to try their hand in cricket with all the equipment required for playing the game available at the restaurant. A writing board has also been placed where visitors can write their comments or opinion about the ongoing game. These comments will be forwarded through e-mail to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). “The place’s décor perfectly goes with the mood of the World Cup,” Shukla said.last_img read more

Sailo Wants to Be Your Airbnb for Yachting

first_img Boats are expensive to buy, expensive to store and, unless you’re lucky enough to spend your days on the high seas, they often spend most of their time unused. The flip side, though, is that they are a pretty famously good time.  That’s where Sailo comes in. The new startup in the peer-to-peer rental space is making it possible to search for available boats and rent them online. It’s like Airbnb, the accommodation rental platform, but for boats. Casual boaters can taste life on the water and boat owners make money off of an expensive asset they likely don’t use all day every day.Officially launched in November, Sailo has 150 boats available on it platform in local beach towns in New York (New York City, the Hamptons, Jersey City) and Florida (Miami, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach).Related: Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn’t For YouThe sharing economy startup was launched by two recent Columbia Business School graduates, Delphine Braas and Adrian Gradinaru, and Gradinaru’s long-time best friend, Magda Marcu. The idea, like so many startup concepts, was born out of a frustrating experience. Gradinaru rented a boat when he was in Greece for spring break and found the process of booking a boat rental cumbersome. Sailo is an attempt to fix that problem.The online booking system depends on users keeping each other in check, much like Airbnb.“Sailo’s platform provides ratings and reviews to help encourage good behavior. Indeed, building a community of trust is key and we work hard to ensure everyone has the best experience,” Braas says.Related: This Ridesharing Service You’ve Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and CountingIf you don’t know how to steer a yacht, fret not. Boat rentals come equipped with a licensed captain. And levels of luxury run the gamut: rentals range in price from $350 per day to $17,000 per day.Have a look at some boats available on Sailo in the images below. (Daydreamers, beware: It might be hard to get back to focusing on work after perusing these snaps.)Related: Shuddle, the Ridesharing Service for Kiddos and Grandparents, Raises $10 Million April 1, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min readcenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

Tech Workers Vow to Never Help Trump Build Muslim Registry

first_imgDecember 15, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 4 min read As tech company executives prepare to meet with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday in New York City, many of their employees are pledging to resist something Trump has backed: a database of all Muslims in the US.Hundreds of software engineers, chief technology officers, web developers and others from Google, Apple, Microsoft and other companies signed a petition posted to the website neveragain.tech, in which they refused to lend their expertise to such a project.”We are choosing to stand in solidarity with Muslim Americans, immigrants and all people whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the incoming administration’s proposed data collection policies,” the petition reads. “We refuse to build a database of people based on their Constitutionally-protected religious beliefs. We refuse to facilitate mass deportations of people the government believes to be undesirable.”In November 2015, Trump was asked if “we might need to register Muslims in some type of database, or note their religion on their ID.” He responded that “We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely.”Shortly thereafter, Trump was asked on a rope line in Iowa whether he supported a database for Muslims. “I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump told NBC’s Vaughn Hillyard. “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases.” When asked later for clarification, and how that plan differed from what the Germans did to the Jews during World War II, Trump largely ignored Hillyard’s question, saying only “you tell me.” Trump: “Would certainly implement” Muslim databases. And “you tell me” diff from Jews/Germa: https://t.co/2FM6wReY6e pic.twitter.com/l3UgsMvjlE— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) November 20, 2015 A month later, Trump called “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” When asked about that during the second debate in October, Trump said “The Muslim ban is something that in some form has morphed into a extreme vetting from certain areas of the world,” but the Muslim ban press release remains on his campaign website.The signers of the petition, meanwhile, describe themselves as employees “whose jobs include managing or processing data about people,” and suggested a comparison between Trump’s plan to register Muslims and the Holocaust, Japanese internment and genocide in Rwanda and Turkey. Many tech companies were complicit in those atrocities, according to the petition, which cited IBM’s role in the Holocaust.Signers of the Never Again petition wrote that they would resign their jobs rather than be forced to work on a database. If “our organizations force us to engage in such misuse, we will resign from our positions rather than comply,” they wrote.Tech companies themselves have mostly remained silent on the issue of building a Muslim registry. Only Twitter has explicitly said it will not help, according to The Intercept.Despite Trump’s prolific use of Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey was not in attendance at today’s summit (maybe over emoji…).Today, however, the Trump transition team announced that Uber’s Travis Kalanick and Elon Musk have joined the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum. The 16-member group — which also includes IBM CEO Ginni Rommety and GM CEO Mary Barra — “will be called upon to meet with the President frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the President implements his economic agenda,” the Trump team said.  Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story originally appeared on PCMaglast_img read more