Young badger rescued by animal services

first_img KUSI Newsroom, March 29, 2019 Young badger rescued by animal services Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom Show Caption Hide Caption Updated: 6:32 PMcenter_img Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: March 29, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 123 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Department of Animal Services rescued a baby badger on Thursday in the Jewel Valley area of Boulevard.The person that called the Department told the responding officer that it had not really moved all day and the animal control officer found the young badger to be lethargic.The officer rescued the animal and transported it to the San Diego Humane Society’s Project Wildlife Center on Gaines Street.“In my thirty years with Animal Services here in San Diego County, this is the first badger that our Department has ever encountered” stated Dan DeSousa, Director of Animal Services.“We are thankful to have Project Wildlife here in our community to provide the needed care for these animals in their time of need” DeSousa added.The report this morning from Project Wildlife is that the badger is doing well and is feisty.According to Humane Society spokeswoman Dariel Walker, the badger is estimated to only be a few weeks old and weighs about two pounds.While badgers are native to San Diego County, Walker said it is “quite uncommon” for the Humane Society to care for a badger and couldn’t name a time it had happened before.“Several staff members said they have never seen a badger before,” Walker said.The Humane Society plans to keep the cub in its care for the time being to help improve his condition. Once he becomes older and larger, the Humane Society plans to transfer him to the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, which has more room to accommodate the badger as he grows.Eventually, he will be released into the wild when animal care staff at the Fund for Animals believe he can survive on his own. Show Caption Hide Caption last_img read more

Ziff Davis Media Shutters Electronic Gaming Monthly Sells 1UP Network to Hearst

first_imgSEE RELATED: Ziff Says Goodbye to PrintA little more than a month after discontinuing the print edition of PC Magazine and taking the brand online-only, publisher Ziff Davis Media has sold its 1UP Digital Network to Hearst’s Ugo Entertainment. Financial terms were not disclosed.In conjunction with the sale, Ziff said it has shuttered Electronic Gaming Magazine. The January issue was its last. It was not immediately clear if EGM will continue online or if any layoffs were associated with the deal. A Ziff Davis spokesperson did not immediately return requests for comment.According to CEO Jason Young, the actions help Ziff Davis “pay down debt and shift our full focus to our core PCMag Digital Network Business.” In June, a New York confirmed Ziff’s reorganization plan, allowing the company to emerge from bankruptcy protection which it filed for in March.In addition to 1UP.com, the network includes gaming sites MyCheats.com, GameVideos.com and GameTab.com. GCA Savvian Advisors acted as Ziff’s financial advisor in the transaction. Hearst acquired the Ugo Networks, an online entertainment site targeting men aged 18 to 34, in July 2007. It was founded in 1998 by CEO J Moses.last_img read more

Not Clear What Hoops DOD Needs to Jump through to Gain BRAC

first_imgIt’s no secret that most lawmakers are adamantly opposed to additional base closures and even after the Obama administration in February made its fourth request since 2012 for permission to hold a new BRAC round, it’s not clear that the Pentagon has made any headway with Congress.In fact, it’s difficult to find any lawmaker who will stand up for BRAC. In a story about the growing imbalance between DOD’s infrastructure and its force structure, Federal News Radio contacted six lawmakers who previously had said they would consider the department’s request to consolidate its infrastructure. None, however, agreed to comment for the story.During Capitol Hill hearings last month, John Conger, acting assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, acknowledged that Congress likely wouldn’t green light a new round unless the department updates the legislation authorizing a new round.“I think it goes without saying that there were a sufficient number of criticisms about the last BRAC round that Congress will want to have different authorizing legislation if they’re going to give us BRAC authority again,” Conger told the web site.What’s not clear is whether any members will take Conger up on his request for input on new legislation authorizing BRAC.DOD Comptroller Mike McCord told Federal News Radio that the department has been reluctant to recommend changes to the BRAC legislation over concerns that doing so would compromise the original spirit of the process.“When you start changing things, people assume you have a secret agenda and you’re trying to bias the process,” McCord said. “I think there’s some virtue in coming in with the same proposal every year and then trying to negotiate. Part of the problem is that we haven’t gotten an up-or-down vote on BRAC in many, many years. And failing to act on our proposal doesn’t give us any feedback on how to modify our proposal,” he said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Priyanka Gandhi distances herself from Vadra land deals after panel says he

first_imgPriyanka Gandhi Vadra has distanced herself from the land deals involving Skylight Hospitality that are under the scanner of various law-enforcement agencies. She has also claimed that this was a political conspiracy to malign her. Priyanka — daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi — has been accused by some quarters of profiting from the land deals that her husband struck.Skylight Hospitality belongs to Priyanka’s husband Robert Vadra, and is currently under investigation after charges of land-grabbing cropped up against it. More recently, the Justice SN Dhingra Commission — set up by the BJP government in Haryana in 2015 to probe Vadra’s land deals there — has said Vadra had made profits of Rs 50.5 crore from the deals, one of which involves a property bought and sold by Priyanka. The report has been published in a business daily.Priyanka has said in a statement issued through her office: “Six years prior to the purported ‘land deal involving Skylight Hospitality’ on April 28, 2006, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra purchased 40 Kanal 00 Marla (5 acres) of agricultural land in village Amipur, tehsil Faridabad, district Faridabad in Haryana.”She added: “The land was purchased for a total purchase price of Rs 15 lakh, which was paid for entirely by cheque, which was the equivalent of Rs 3 lakh per acre. The source of funds for the aforesaid purchase was rental income of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from property inherited from her grandmother Indira Gandhi.”She then went on to distance herself and her dealings with the business ventures of her husband. She said: “The source of funds for this or any other property acquired by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has no relationship whatsoever with Robert Vadra’s finances and/or Skylight Hospitality, and no relationship whatsoever with DLF.”Priyanka also said that any allegation put out by the aforementioned daily that “besmirches” her reputation “will appear to be based upon certain questionable documents and represent a deliberate, politically motivated and malicious campaign to besmirch and destroy her reputation.”last_img read more

Oikya Front not barred from holding its rally

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the permission to the Oikya Front for holding its planned rally in Sylhet has been put on hold on security grounds, reports UNB.”Oikya Front has not been barred from holding its rally,” said Quader while answering queries from newsmen after visiting the Dhaka-Tangail Highway at Chandra.He observed the newly forged Jatiya Oikya Front has made a mistake at the beginning of its journey by complaining to foreigners without reaching out to people.Quader’s comments came a day after Jatiya Oikya Front briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka on their demands, goals and position on the next general election.Diplomats from around 25 countries, including the USA, the UK, the EU, Canada, India, Pakistan, China, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Turkey, Vietnam and Norway joined the briefing at a city hotel on Thursday.Mentioning that an election mood is prevailing in the country and people want to cast their votes in a festive manner, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said, “Those who are trying to take the election-bound people to a movement are living in a fool’s paradise.”Quader said 90 per cent work on the Chandra flyover has been completed and it will be opened to traffic within the next two months.On 13 October, BNP together with Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiya Oikya Front to press for their seven-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party administration.last_img read more

Man arrested for derogatory remarks against Mamata Banerjee

first_imgAmbassa (Tripura): A man was arrested in Tripura’s Dhalai district for allegedly making derogatory remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in social media, a police officer said Tuesday. A West Bengal Police team arrested Tushar Sharma of Kulai area in Dhalai district on October 6 for the alleged derogatory remarks against Banerjee, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Ambassa, Asish Das Gupta said Sharma was produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Ambassa. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The West Bengal Police sought his transit remand. However, the CJM rejected the request of the West Bengal Police as the arrested person was sick and ordered for his admission in a hospital. The CJM ordered that the accused be produced before it on Wednesday. A West Bengal Police team camping in Tripura said it will again appeal for the transit remand of Sharma in the court on Wednesday.last_img read more

Game On

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Vital Stats: Lanny Morton, 37, and Deena Morton, 38, of Sportscloseouts.comCompany: A sporting goods retailer in Phoenix2006 Projected Sales: $4 millioneBay User ID: ArizonaswedeBottom of the Ninth: Lanny Morton knows what it means to get down to the wire. He was broke in July 2002 when his then girlfriend, Deena, suggested he parlay his love for sporting goods into cash by selling sports equipment online. “I bought 20 bats for $40 each. I sold them on eBay and made $500 [profit] in a week,” recalls Lanny. “My brain kicked in and said, ‘If you can turn product that fast, you could really build wealth quickly.'” Rookie Season: “I didn’t think of it as a business at first,” says Lanny. “The idea wasn’t to turn it into a big company.” But after six months of stellar sales, the pair developed www.sportscloseouts.com.Nothing But Net: Features like Buy It Now helped the Mortons turn over product quickly. The challenge was keeping up with customer demand and becoming more efficient at one point, for example the pair had so many customers they had to stop writing shipping labels by hand and find faster ways to create their listings. Salary Cap: Growing so quickly provided a few scares, however. “We were growing to a level of volume that we didn’t have cash reserves for,” says Lanny. But the pair got better at managing their inventory levels and structuring their listings to maximize profits. Today, they have seven employees.The Crowd Goes Wild: The biggest reward for these sports-minded entrepreneurs is the jubilant response from customers. Says Lanny, “I love it when we sell somebody a bat and they e-mail us [saying], ‘Oh my gosh! My kid hit a home run! We love that stuff.” Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min readcenter_img October 31, 2006 Register Now »last_img read more