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Carlsbad flower fields now open through May 12

Carlsbad flower fields now open through May 12

first_img Michael Smith, KUSI Newsroom, 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 SettingsCARLSBAD (KUSI) – The Carlsbad flower fields are now open to the public until May 12th.KUSI Chief Photograph Mike Smith stopped by the fields today to catch some people taking advantage of the spring flowers. Carlsbad flower fields now open through May 12 Michael Smith, KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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RIAA Reports Music Industry Revenue Up In Early 2017

RIAA Reports Music Industry Revenue Up In Early 2017

first_img Twitter News Email Facebook RIAA: Music Industry Revenues Up riaa-reports-music-industry-revenue-early-2017 RIAA Reports: Music Industry Revenue Up In Early 2017 NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Chance The Rapper Wins Best Rap Album GRAMMY In the first six months of 2017, music retail revenues came in at $4 billion, which represents a 17 percent increase over early 2016. Of these numbers, streaming services, including paid subscriptions, free ad-supported tiers and radio streaming platforms, generated 62 percent of total music industry revenue.Financial windfall from streaming services has continued to rise over the last three years, increasing from $474,000 in the first part of 2015 to $1.7 million so far this year, a dramatic jump of 258 percent.While overall this is good news, unfortunately music creators are still seeing a decline in payments through SoundExchange, down 16 percent from this time in 2016. However, when factoring in direct payments some services make to labels, such as streaming radio service Pandora, the report shows revenue from digital radio has increased in 2017 by 21 percent.Continuing the trend of recent months, digital downloads have declined. In the first half of 2017, digital sales accounted for $757 million in revenue, less than half of what digital downloads brought in the first six months of 2013 at $1.54 billion.Physical music sales such as vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and music videos held steady in the first part of 2017, accounting for $632 million in sales, a 1 percent drop from 2016. Vinyl continued its growth trend, adding 3.2 percent from $176.1 million to $181.7 million. The RIAA attributes this to higher vinyl prices as opposed to an increase in unit sales.RIAA Reports: Music Streaming Is Accelerating Industry Growth RIAA report reveals that music industry revenues were up in the first half of 2017 led largely by paid streamingRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 25, 2017 – 4:07 pm Good news for the music industry in the first half of 2017 — according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s mid-year sales report, retail revenues are up by double digits.last_img read more

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ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 2 Summonses

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 2 Summonses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between September 27, 2018 and October 3, 2018:Thursday, September 27Arthur S. Boulas (28, Woburn) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked Registration, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and No/Expired Inspection Sticker.Friday, September 28Eric Creekmore (36, Wilmington) was arrested on 2 warrants and for Possession of a Class A Drug. (8:53am)Saturday, September 29NoneSunday, September 30NoneMonday, October 1James L. Colozzi (50, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant.Yusef H. Bhatti (27, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended Registration. (8:03pm)Tuesday, October 2NoneWednesday, October 3None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Chennai floods Shares of auto IT cement companies affected by disruption

first_imgHeavy rain and flooding in Chennai had an adverse effect on the stock exchanges, as shares of companies with operations in the city saw a decline.Automobile and IT companies including TVS Motor and Infosys have suffered a major disruption to their operations in Chennai due to incessant rain.Amid rising concern over its operations being hit by heavy rain in Chennai, shares of two-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor plunged nearly 5% on Wednesday on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), while the benchmark indices traded marginally lower.”Incessant rain for the past three weeks in Chennai have had an adverse effect on the company’s production during the period. The company’s suffered sales loss of approximately 15,000 units due to inclement weather,” said TVS Motor in a statement to the BSE.Similarly, stocks prices of commercial-vehicle-maker Ashok Leyland have fallen more than 4% in the past three trading sessions due to excessive rain in Chennai. Its plant at Ennore on the outskirts of Chennai contributes to 40% of its overall production, NDTV Profit reported.Shares of IT firms, which have many offices in Chennai, have also witnessed a decline. The sectoral BSE IT index fell about 1% compared to the just 0.2% decline the benchmark index.While the shares of India’s second-largest IT firm Infosys traded 1.5% lower, TCS shares erased all losses to trade flat.”As a precautionary measure for the safety of our employees due to flooding at the Infosys campuses in Chennai, we have closed our offices today. To ensure client commitments are met, we are managing work from other locations,” said Infosys.Cement and oil-refining companies have also been adversely impacted by the heavy downpour in Chennai. Cement-manufacturer India Cements saw its share prices slump around 4%, while Chennai Petroleum Corp shares traded nearly 2% lower.Chennai Petroleum Corp, a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corp, said it could suspend operations in one of its three refining units located in Tamil Nadu.AUTOMOBILE FIRMSAmong automobile firms, Hyundai, Ford and Renault have temporarily suspended operations at their plants.”We have suspended three shifts, one last night and two shifts for today, at our plant due to the rain,” a Hyundai Motor India Ltd official said, reports PTI. Resumption of operations will depend on the emerging situation, according to the official.Hyundai’s Chennai plant has a capacity to produce around 6.8 lakh vehicles annually.Ford India has also suspended operations at its Chennai plant.”Continued heavy rains in Chennai have resulted in significant flooding in the area with many roads impassable. For the safety of our employees, we have halted production at our Chennai assembly and engine plants on Wednesday, December 2,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.Ford’s Chennai plant has a capacity to produce 3.4 lakh engines and 2 lakh cars annually.Renault India has also said operations at its Chennai plant have been suspended for a day on Wednesday. The Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai has a capacity to roll out up to 4.8 lakh vehicles per year.”Today we are not operating at the plant. The safety of our employees is paramount. We are monitoring the situation closely and resumption of operations will depend entirely on the weather improving,” Renault India operations country CEO and managing director Sumit Sawhney said, according to PTI.Meanwhile, rain fury in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu are likely to cause a financial loss in excess of Rs 15,000 crore, said industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).It urged the Modi government to immediately announce an appropriate relief and rehabilitation package for the industry in Tamil Nadu. The chamber said that small and medium enterprises, automobile and engineering industries, textiles and tourism have been badly affected.last_img read more

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A Baltimore Homicide Detective Has Died After Being Shot on Duty Suspect

A Baltimore Homicide Detective Has Died After Being Shot on Duty Suspect

first_imgThe Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and the FBI are searching for a murder suspect, who fatally shot a BPD homicide detective in the head Nov. 15. Baltimore Police announced this afternoon, Det. Sean Suiter, 43, who had been in grave condition overnight, has died from his injuries.Det. Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, was shot in the head while investigating a murder in West Baltimore, Nov. 15. He died from his injuries about 24 hours after the shooting. (Courtesy photo)Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the force was a father of five, according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. The police commissioner described Suiter’s assailant as, “a heartless, ruthless, soulless killer.”The manhunt for the murder suspect has encompassed a wide swath of the West Baltimore community of Harlem Park, which has been on a so-called shelter-in-place lockdown. Police cars and crime scene tape have cordoned off several blocks.The fatal shooting took place around 4:30 p.m., Nov. 15, in the 900 block of Bennett Avenue in West Baltimore, a neighborhood with a history of violence and homicide. According to police, Suiter was doing a follow up investigation to a homicide he had been working on, when he noticed a man engaged in “suspicious behavior.”“The detective approached the man, brief conversation took place, and the detective was shot in the head,” said Commissioner Kevin Davis at a press conference shortly after the shooting.Police say another officer, working in the same area, loaded the injured officer into a cruiser and started driving towards Shock Trauma, but an ambulance intercepted them and transferred Suiter to Shock Trauma.Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby extended their prayers to Suiter’s family following the fatal shooting. “First let me ask that we just pray for the family…and let me just take a moment to remind us how dangerous our streets are at this time,” said Pugh. “We cannot have violent criminals running our streets. Too many guns on our streets…too many victims. When anyone is hurt in this city my phone rings. Everyone in each neighborhood deserves to be safe…I will be talking to the governor, we need to get control of violence in this city,” Pugh added.“This is the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our city. We will do our part to ensure that this perpetrator of this offense is brought to justice,” said Mosby the night of the shooting. “He deserved to come home tonight and because of the act of cowardice, he’s not.”The FBI, and the ATF are assisting Baltimore Police in the search for the suspect who is still at large, in part, by offering a $64,000 reward for any information leading to the capture of the suspect. The suspect is described as a Black male, wearing a black hoodie with a silver stripe down the back.Authorities are asking anyone with any information to text tips to 443-902-4824, call 1-866-7LOCKUP, or call Detectives at 410-396-2100.last_img read more

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FBI Wont File Hate Crime Charges Against Urbanski in Collins Murder

FBI Wont File Hate Crime Charges Against Urbanski in Collins Murder

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) did not find sufficient evidence to file federal hate crime charges against former University of Maryland student Sean Urbanski, in the suspected 2017 murder of U.S. Army Lieutenant Richard Collins III in College Park according to broadcast reports.In a story that was first reported by WTOP-FM, the FBI’s investigation couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that hate motivated Urbanski, who is White, to kill Collins, who is Black.  Despite the discovery of racist cartoons and posts that were found on a since deleted White supremacist Facebook group page, the Bureau’s investigators didn’t find enough evidence through forensic testing, digital investigation and interviews to prove it.Despite information proving he belonged to a White supremacist Facebook group, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not find sufficient evidence to file federal hate crime charges against former University of Maryland student Sean Urbanski, in the alleged 2017 murder of U.S. Army Lieutenant Richard Collins III in College Park. (Courtesy Photo)Collins was a student at Bowie State who was leaving a visit with his friends on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus when he was killed on May 20, 2017. He was stabbed while he and two others were waiting for an Uber ride at a nearby bus stop. It became an emotional time on both campuses because Collins died just days before his graduation, after he was commissioned as a U.S. Army second lieutenant.Urbanski still faces state charges in Maryland for first-degree murder and committing a hate crime that resulted in death.  The maximum penalty in Maryland for first-degree murder is life in prison with no chance of parole. There is also an additional 20-year sentence for a state hate crime conviction.Defense attorneys began laying the foundation for Urbanski’s defense when he first appeared in court on May 22, 2017.  Their argument has been that Urbanksi was heavily intoxicated at the time of the incident and his impaired judgement made it difficult for him to meet the intent required for a first-degree murder conviction.  One defense motion seeks to dismiss the hate crime on the basis of the First Amendment, while another requests the judge sever the hate crime from the murder count.Reports say there is surveillance video which captured the killing. In addition, Urbanski’s blood alcohol content proves he was legally drunk.“Alcohol and substance abuse may have played a significant role in all of this,” his co-counsel William Brennan reportedly told the court during that first appearance.Under Maryland law, first-degree murder is a deliberate, premeditated and willful killing. WTOP reported prosecutors have remained firm on the first-degree murder count, despite offers by Urbanski’s lawyers that he would plead guilty to second-degree murder. Second degree murder carries a minimum sentence of 30 years.Urbanski could avoid trial by pleading guilty to first-degree murder, although both sides could make their cases for an appropriate sentence, during that phase before a judge. State and federal prosecutors have not said whether Urbanski would face additional federal hate charges that could make a defendant eligible for execution.The trial has been delayed three times, but is now scheduled to begin July 22.   Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks was initially the lead prosecutor in the case when she was the County’s State’s Attorney.  Alsobrooks, who was been replaced by newly elected Aisha Braveboy, previously said, “the defendant purposefully chose to stab Mr. Collins, over anyone else at the bus stop that night, because Mr. Collins is an African American.”Advocates for the Collins family have insisted that the ongoing delays with the legal proceedings are an emotional detriment to them making it difficult to overcome this tragedy.  “The family of the victim has been and continues to be severely impacted by this crime,” wrote Pauline Mandel, of the Maryland Crime Victim’s Resource Center, on behalf of Richard and Dawn Collins, the victim’s parents in November 2017.last_img read more

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