17 Sep

San Diego Unifieds annual art exhibit performing arts award ceremony

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Unified School District hosted its annual Student Art Exhibit today to showcase art from students around the districtThe exhibit included 640 pieces of art by students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12. Art from students at 12 high schools, 10 middle schools, 26 elementary schools are one K-8 school had their art featured in the exhibit.The district honored 16 students, teachers, staff members and parents with its Visual and Performing Arts Spotlight Award for outstanding contributions in the artistic fields. The four students receiving VAPA Spotlight Awards also received $250 scholarships.“As educators it is our responsibility to educate the whole child, and nurture our students’ artistic skills in order to unlock their genius,” said district Superintendent Cindy Marten. “Encouraging their success within the arts is just as important as reading and writing. We must learn to follow our creative instincts, experiment, try, fail, try again, be curious and go out and explore the world.” San Diego Unified’s annual art exhibit, performing arts award ceremony KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

17 Sep

Chula Vista police officer awarded Congressional Badge of Bravery

first_img July 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 28, 2019 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A local police officer was honored this weekend with one of the nations highest awards for bravery.A Chula Vista police officer David Sachs was awarded the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery.In 2017, Sachs responded to a call in a Chula Vista neighborhood. When Sachs arrived, 27-year-old David Scott charged him with a knife. Sachs then fired his gun in self-defense. He was stabbed four to six times in the head and the arm.After seven months of recovery Sachs is back to work, and is has received one of the highest honors that a law enforcement officer can receive in the U.S. Chula Vista police officer awarded Congressional Badge of Bravery KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

3 Sep

AL begins illpolitics Fakhrul

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a discussion meeting at the National Press Club on Saturday. Photo: Prothom AloThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Saturday alleged the Bangladesh Awami League-led (AL) government has begun “ill politics”, as it did during the 2014 general elections.“The government has begun doing whatever needs to keep BNP away [from the elections],” Mirza Fakhrul told a discussion at the National Press Club in the capital.BNP-led 20-party alliance partner Bangladesh Kalyan Party organised the discussion marking the tenth founding anniversary of the party.“What do you [AL] want to bring through this ill-politics? Do you want to hold an election like that of 5 January 2014? You’ve started doing whatever is required to keep the 20-party alliance as well as BNP away [from the elections],” said Mirza Fakhrul.Warning the AL government against any move to hold 5-January like elections once again, the BNP spokesperson said, “The people of Bangladesh will never allow elections like that of 2014. Don’t underestimate the people of Bangladesh. Don’t think that they will tolerate everything.”Dwelling on the prime minister and AL president Sheikh Hasina’s allegation that Zia family has siphoned money to Saudi Arabia, Fakhrul said, “We’ve enquired about the allegation. We’ve talked to ambassadors. It has no basis. This is unfounded.”About the disappearance of Kalyan Party general secretary Aminur Rahman, the BNP leader said, “Even the general secretary of a political party has been forced to disappear. His whereabouts remain unknown over the last 97 days.“Former ambassadors are being picked up from their cars. MPs, university teachers, physicians, engineers, our leaders Ilias Ali, [city corporation] commissioner Chowdhury Alam and numerous people have been forced to disappear.“Where will you go? They will make anyone who differs from their [AL] views disappear. Can we call this party [AL] democratic? This party struggled to establish democracy in the past. Its original character, that is fascist character, is exposed whenever it comes to power,” Fakhrul added.    Kalyan Party chairman Syed Muhammad Ibrahim told the discussion that the AL-led government with all its power is hatching conspiracies to silence the 20-party alliance.last_img read more

2 Sep

Are Mounted Police Units Still Necessary

first_img Listen Erin Tobz via TwitterOn August 3, 2019, two Galveston Police officers led Donald Neely by rope after arresting him for allegedly trespassing. The action was criticized widely. 00:00 /08:37 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img Earlier this month, a photo began circulating of two Galveston police officers mounted on horseback leading a handcuffed African-American man down the street by rope.The picture sparked immediate controversy, and Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale released a statement apologizing to the handcuffed man, Donald Neely. He stated he felt the “officers showed poor judgment,” and that they should have waited for a vehicle unit to transport Neely from the location of his arrest.Of course, mounted police have been around since the days before the automobile. But now, there are much more advanced modes of transportation that themselves have been around for more than a century.So, are mounted police units still necessary in 2019? What purposes do they serve and what are their pros and cons?In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn talks it over with Dr. Mitchel Roth, a criminal justice professor from Sam Houston State University who specializes in the history of law enforcement. X Sharelast_img read more

30 Jul

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS Can it compete with WhatsApp

first_imgAdvertisement BlackBerry has announced at its annual Live conference for developers that its popular BlackBerry Messenger aka BBM will soon be coming to Android and iOS. The company said that the apps would be free on the two platforms and that in the initial phase it would be supported on devices running iOS6, and Android 4.0 aka Ice-cream Sandwich and higher.The Android and iOS apps will allow users to have multi-person chats, and the ability to share photos and voice notes, and engage in BBM Groups, which allows BBM customers to create groups of up to 30 people.BlackBerry also announced the beta launch of BBM Channels, a new social engagement platform within BBM that will allow people to connect with the businesses, brands, celebrities and groups they are passionate about. The company hopes to BBM Channels option to to iOS and Android users as well, though of course it will depend on Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store’s approval. – Advertisement – BBM with BBM Channels is currently in beta for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, as well as BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 5 OS through 7.1.BlackBerry has not given details of whether features like Video Calling and Screen share on BBM will be coming to BBM for Android and iOS. The fact that BBM is making an Android and iOS debut is obviously big news. BBM was the exclusive privilege of free messaging at a time when BlackBerry was the leader of smartphones. With the rise of the iPhone and Android devices, free messaging apps that can be used across mobile platforms have grown in popularity.The fact that BBM is now coming to Android and iOS is being seen as a decision that was inevitable, given that the mobile messaging has changed so drastically in the last two years. So who will be BBM’s biggest challengers? We take a quick look some important contenders which are available across platforms :WhatsApp: Recently the WhatsApp CEO had revealed that the app has more than 200 million monthly active users, which is more than Twitter. WhatsApp also generates an average of 8 billion inbound messages and 12 billion outbound messages per day, according to the CEO. In terms of sheer numbers WhatsApp is very, very big right now and its popularity is going to grow.Compare  this to BBM’s numbers which stand at 60 million monthly active customers. BlackBerry says that more than 51 million people are using BBM for an average of 90 minutes per day, and obviously by launching BBM on Android and iOS, they are hoping these numbers will grow.But WhatsApp is available on even the cheapest smartphones. Even the newly launched Nokia Asha 501 phone, which is a cheap device, and aimed at emerging markets like India, has WhatsApp. BBM is only coming on iOS6 and Android 4.0 thus limiting its scope as there are a lot of low-range Android smartphones which still run on Gingerbread.Facebook Messenger: Facebook generates an average of 10 billion messages per day. The Facebook Messenger app also has an option logging in via your phone number and without a Facebook account in countries such as India, South Africa, etc.Let’s not forget the latest Android update that was rolled out to Facebook Messenger, which brought chat heads to all phones. In essence Facebook Messenger is now in users’ SMSs as well should they opt for that and those chats heads are always floating around on your screen. You can’t miss Facebook Messenger.Facebook’s mobile stood at over 680 million monthly active users as of 31 December, 2012 and this number is likely to grow.Viber: Another cross-platform free app this lets users call, text, send photos and video messages. The app is one of the top apps in the Android Play Store and is available for iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone as well.Viber also has a desktop app which was launched recently and reached 200 million users in May 2013. Again this is as big as WhatsApp.Clearly BBM on Android and iOS will have its task cut out.Credit: FirstPostlast_img read more