Homeless veteran with peripheral neuropathy

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Posted: December 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Homeless veteran with peripheral neuropathy Updated: 12:51 PMcenter_img 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) – There are many assumptions about those who are homeless and Saturday night a homeless man was seen walking the cold streets with no shoes.The navy veteran said he loves his country, despite his personal hardships including peripheral neuropathy.Instead of asking for money 59-year-old Wade Wikert said Merry Christmas and hopes to make it to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center detox center in La Jolla.KUSI is working to get Wikert the help he needs. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter December 24, 2018last_img read more


Mitch Glazier Michele Ballantyne Begin 2019 As RIAAs New Leaders

Posted On Sep 12 2019 by

first_img https://twitter.com/RIAA/status/1080517507939778560 “I am honored to lead the RIAA during these exciting times as we fight for a music ecosystem that works for everybody,” said Glazier, “from artists and fans to labels and publishers and songwriters and music services alike. That will require that we both embrace digital music innovations and protect what has always made music great — keeping the dream alive for the next generation of artists and music creators.”Glazier began his intellectual property work as a senior staffer on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He steps into his new roles having served previously as the RIAA’s president.The new chief operating officer, Michele Ballantyne served as Senator Tom Daschle’s General Counsel, as Special Assistant for President Bill Clinton, and as Special Counsel for John Podesta while he was serving as White House Chief of Staff.”By staying true to music and its creators even as we embrace change, we can help the men and women of the music industry achieve great things,” said Ballantyne. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of our great community.”RIAA Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman, A Music Champion, To Retire News Facebook Twitter Email Mitch Glazier & Michele Ballantyne Begin 2019 As RIAA’s New Leaders Glazier rises to Chairman/CEO of the major label trade association and Ballantyne is promoted to COOPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 2, 2019 – 1:16 pm Change is in the air for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade body comprising the major music labels. Following the Dec. 31 retirement of its Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman, on Jan. 2 the RIAA welcomed its new leadership — Mitch Glazier is now Chairman/CEO and Michele Ballantyne is the new Chief Operating Officer.The RIAA certifies Gold and Platinum sales achievements, such as recognition for Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface being all Gold singles. They also engage in national advocacy work and pursue litigation to protect not only record companies’ interests but intellectual property and copyright law more broadly. Glazier, Ballantyne Start As RIAA’s New Leaders mitch-glazier-michele-ballantyne-begin-2019-riaas-new-leaderslast_img read more


Huawei CFOs attorneys ask for US extradition to be withdrawn

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img Tags Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Huawei CFO’s attorneys are pushing to have the extradition process stopped.  Stephen Shankland/CNET In late 2018, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, Canada, at the request of the US over alleged Iran sanctions violations. As the extradition process continues, her attorneys are pushing for the government to withdraw the proceedings. Meng’s lawyers sent David Lametti, the Canadian minister of Justice, a written submission to reconsider extradition proceedings, the law firm said Monday. They argue that Canada doesn’t have the jurisdiction to prosecute her for the alleged actions, which aren’t an offense in Canada since the US is the country with sanction laws prohibiting business dealings with Iran. “Canada does not act as an international police force,” Meng’s attorney said in a statement. “All of the allegations relevant to the extradition request occurred in a foreign state (Hong Kong), involving a foreign national (Ms. Meng) and a foreign bank. None of the conduct occurred in the United States or Canada. No alleged victim resided in Canada. No aspect of any fact violated any Canadian law.”Meng, daughter of Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei, is currently under house arrest in Canada as she awaits extradition. Prior to her arrest, she reportedly was looking to leave the company. Huawei’s troubles in the US ramped up in May when President Donald Trump banned the company with a national security order. Since then, other tech companies such as Facebook and Google have distanced themselves from the Chinese company resulting in a $30 billion loss in revenue.  The US Justice Department, which is pressing for Meng’s extradition, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $155 at Google Express Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Cheapskate 3 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See it Share your voice See at Amazon $210 at Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Mobile Politics Sarah Tew/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Turo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $6 at Tidal Comments $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone Xcenter_img Share your voice See It Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Angela Lang/CNET $299 at Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See It See at Turo 7 Read the AirPods review $60 at Best Buy $59 at eBay $999 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy Read the Rylo camera preview Apple iPhone XS Huawei,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Comments Sprint Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Rylo Boost Mobile See It $520 at HP DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Chris Monroe/CNET $999 $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Amazonlast_img read more


Eighth Australian lawmaker resigns over dual citizenship

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgA file photo taken on October 10, 2013, shows Senator Jacqui Lambie speaking during a press conference in Sydney. AFPA constitutional crisis roiling Australian politics claimed a new victim Tuesday with the resignation of the eighth lawmaker to be felled by a once-obscure rule barring dual citizens from federal office.The departure of Jacqui Lambie, a colourful independent senator from the island state of Tasmania, comes after prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s centre-right government lost its grip on parliament as MPs were toppled by the citizenship issue.Lambie announced her resignation in a tearful speech, telling MPs she had just learned she held British nationality from her Scottish grandfather and father.”Anyone who knows my father will be shocked to think of him as anyone else than an Aussie,” Lambie told the Senate, adding, “My dad believed he renounced his citizenship years ago.”But she said that following the resignations of other politicians who held dual citizenship by descent, she made enquiries with British authorities into her situation.”It is with great regret that I have to inform you that I had been found ineligible by way of dual citizenship,” she said.The citizenship crisis came to a head on October 27 when Australia’s High Court reaffirmed a provision in the country’s 1901 constitution that forbids dual citizens from serving in federal parliament.The ruling has already sparked the resignation of several senators and two members of Turnbull’s coalition in the lower House of Representatives — deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce and former tennis star John Alexander.The loss of Joyce and Alexander cost the government its majority in the 150-member house, although Turnbull has said he can continue ruling for now with the support of independents.The two men will both run for re-election next month after renouncing their second citizenships.While Joyce is expected to face minimal opposition in his rural New South Wales constituency, Alexander faces a tough fight for his Bennelong district in suburban Sydney as the opposition Labor Party looks to capitalise on Turnbull’s problems.Labor on Tuesday made the surprise announcement of Kristina Keneally, an American-born former NSW state premier and popular TV news personality, to run against Alexander.Keneally, who emigrated to Australia in the 1990s and renounced her US citizenship in 2002, said at a press conference the December 16 vote would be “an opportunity for the community in which I live to stand up and say to Malcolm Turnbull: ‘Your government is awful. Enough is enough'”.Recent opinion polls have show a steady erosion in Turnbull’s popularity. The next general election is not due until 2019.The dual citizenship rule was originally inserted into the constitution to ensure parliamentarians were loyal solely to Australia.However, critics say it is out of step with the modern reality of the country, where half the population are either foreign-born or the children of immigrants.last_img read more


Five children killed in US hotel fire

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_img.Five children, all from the same family, died on Saturday when fire broke out at a hotel in the US state of Michigan, the local sheriff’s office said.A sixth victim, a 26-year-old woman related to the youngsters, also lost her life in the blaze at the Cosmo Extended Living Hotel in Sodus Township, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.”The victims were from one family,” it said, adding that four other people and four first responders were released from a medical center after treatment for smoke inhalation.The dead children ranged in age from two to 10.Emergency personnel arrived to find the hotel “filled with flames and smoke,” the sheriff’s office said.It added that 27 rooms in the “extended living facility” were occupied at the time.Smoke damage could be seen on some outside walls of the two-story motel-style building, images on local television showed.The sheriff and fire marshal’s offices were investigating what caused the tragedy in southwestern Michigan, near Benton Harbor.last_img read more