Teen girl, baby sister found dead in apparent homicide; mom named person of interest: Police

first_imgkali9/iStock(ONTARIO, Calif.) — A 4-month-old girl and her 14-year-old sister were found dead in the garage of their southern California home in a suspected homicide, and their mother has been named a person of interest, authorities said.Police in Ontario, Calif., said the girls’ identities and cause of death have not been released.Their mother was taken to a hospital on Tuesday, police said. On Wednesday authorities said she’s considered a person of interest.Ontario police are expected to hold a news conference on Wednesday to release additional details.One local resident described the neighborhood as very safe.“You can walk out at 2 in the morning and feel safe here,” the resident told ABC Los Angeles station KABC. “Nothing like this has ever happened.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

StealthGas Wraps Up Its 26-Strong Newbuilding Program

first_imgStealthGas, a Greek owner of LPG vessels, has taken delivery of the last LPG vessel from its newbuilding program.The delivered ship is a 22,000 cbm ice class semi-refrigerated hybrid scrubber fitted eco LPG carrier, the Eco Freeze, the fourth in the series.“This acquisition concludes the company’s expansion phase which commenced in 2011 and totaled the acquisition of 26 newbuilding LPG vessels. Twenty ships were delivered from Japanese yards and six from South Korean yards,” StealthGas said.The company’s fleet is made up of 56 vessels, comprising 52 LPG carriers with a total capacity of 329,149 cbm , three M.R. product tankers and one Aframax oil tanker with a total capacity of 255,804 dwt.last_img

Duke Energy reports record number of scam attempts against its customers in June

first_imgStatewide– Scams targeting electric and natural gas customers are on the rise, with imposters implementing new tactics during the pandemic to trick utility customers out of money and personal information.June 2020 was the highest single month on record for reported scam attempts targeting Duke Energy customers across the states it serves, hitting more than 4,000. The total number of scam attempts reported by Duke Energy customers so far in 2020 – 15,000 – already is approaching 2019’s full-year total of 18,000. In Indiana, Duke Energy customers have reported more than 1,400 scam attempts in June, which is close to the total reports for all of 2019.Scammers have added a new tactic, which promises to mail customers refund checks for overpayments on their accounts if they can confirm their personal data, including birthdays and, in some cases, social security numbers. Generally, Duke Energy will apply refunds as a credit to customers’ accounts and will not contact customers to verify personal information by phone, email, or in-person in order to mail a check.Scam reports also indicate that phone scammers posing as utility providers continue to call and insist customers are delinquent on their bills. The scammer typically claims a service disconnection is pending, rigs caller ID to mimic your utility provider, and demands the money in the form of a prepaid debit card. Duke Energy has currently suspended disconnections for nonpayment.Common scam tactics include:• A call with pre-recorded voice, often referred to as a robocall, with a caller ID display showing the customer’s utility’s name.• A mimicked Interactive Voice Response menu that customers typically hear when they call their utility.• Threats to disconnect the power or natural gas service to a customer’s home or business within an hour.• Immediate payment demands by prepaid debit card.• And, with many utilities suspending non pay disconnections during the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers are now promising refund checks if the customer makes a payment and the pending disconnect was an error.  Customers who suspect they have been victims of fraud or who feel threatened during contact with one of these scammers should:• Hang up the phone, especially if it’s a robocall.• Call the utility provider by using the phone number provided on the bill or on the company’s official website, followed by a call to the police.• Never purchase a prepaid debit card or gift card to avoid service disconnection or shutoff. DO NOT pay over the phone if immediate payment is demanded by a prepaid card to avoid disconnection. Legitimate utility companies do not specify how customers should make a bill payment, and they always offer a variety of ways to pay a bill, including accepting payments online, by phone, automatic bank draft, mail, or in person.Customers can learn about recent scams and how to recognize the warning signs on the Federal Trade Commission website www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts.last_img read more

Man Utd to name new stand after club hero

first_imgThe new name will be unveiled on the 2nd of April ahead of their Premier League match with Everton.Announcing the change, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward called Sir Bobby the most iconic figure in English football history.last_img

Three new caps for Girls’ Home Internationals

first_img English girls’ champion Sophie Keech is one of three new caps in the England team for this week’s Girls’ Home Internationals at St Annes Old Links, Lancashire. Also making their international debut for England are the Surrey pair of Annabel Dimmock and Sammy Fuller.   They will join five players who all represented England in the European girls’ team championship last month: Gabriella Cowley, Alice Hewson, Sophie Lamb, Sophie Madden and Olivia Winning.  The reserves are Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) and Emily Slater (Woodhall Spa)  The team will again be captained by Chris Pascall (Hartlepool). The matches, against Scotland, Ireland and Wales, take place from Wednesday to Friday, 7-9 August. England are the defending champions and will be targeting their sixth successive win in this event. Gabriella Cowley and Olivia Winning were both members of the successful 2012 team. The players: Gabriella Cowley, 17, (Brocket Hall), qualified for the Ricoh Women’s British Open over the Old Course at St Andrews. This season she has represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy, has won the 2012 Crichley Salver at Sunningdale and was third in the English amateur championship. She was in the winning England teams at last year’s girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. Annabel Dimmock, 16, (Wentworth), was runner-up in last week’s English girls’ championship and reached final qualifying for the Women’s British Open. She enjoyed a successful run on this year’s Orange Blossom Tour in Florida, reaching the quarter finals of the Jones Doherty Championship and finishing in the top 20 at the Harder Hall Invitational. Sammy Fuller, 14, (Roehampton) was fifth in the English U15 girls’ championship and is currently third on the England Golf girls’ order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. She represented GB&I in the junior Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe and won the Bridget Jackson Bowl earlier this season.     Alice Hewson, 15, (Berkhamsted) was in England’s winning team at last month’s European Young Masters. She is the Scottish U16 open stroke play champion and represented GB&I in the junior Vagliano Trophy.  She is a past English U13 titleholder and was runner up in last year’s U15 championship. Sophie Keech, 17, (Parkstone, Image © Leaderboard Photography) won last week’s English girls’ championship, to add to her English schools’ and South West girls’ titles. She was also the runner-up in the South West ladies’ championship. Sophie previously won the schools’ title in 2011 and lost only on a countback last year. Sophie Lamb, 15, (Clitheroe) won the girls’ championship at the 2013 Fairhaven Trophies and represented GB&I in the junior Vagliano Trophy. She had a top ten finish in the English girls’ championship and last year won the North Region foursomes and the Lancashire girls’ championship and represented Lancashire at County Finals, winning eight out of nine matches. Sophie Madden, 16, (West Essex) helped England win last month’s European Young Masters and represented GB&I in the junior Vagliano Trophy. She was in the winning England team at the Irish U18 stroke play and tied second individually. She won the English U15 championship last year and was a member of the winning Essex team at County Finals          Olivia Winning, 18, (Rotherham) is the Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play champion and had a top ten finish in the English girls’. Last season she won the Pleasington Putter and was runner-up in another prestigious scratch event, the Astor Salver, and in the Fairhaven Trophy. Sammy Fuller, Alice Hewson and Sophie Madden all also played in final qualifying for the Women’s British Open. 4 Aug 2013 Three new caps for Girls’ Home Internationals last_img read more

Former Courier managing editor and legendary Steelers scout Bill Nunn Jr. dies

first_imgBill Nunn Jr.PITTSBURGH (AP) – Long-time Pittsburgh Steelers scout Bill Nunn Jr. died Tuesday night of complications from a stroke. He was 89.Through 46 seasons in the NFL, Nunn was considered one of the premier scouts of the traditionally black colleges. In 2010, Nunn became part of the inaugural class of the Black College Football Hall of Fame, along with such NFL stars as Deacon Jones, Walter Payton, Willie Lanier and Tank Younger.Among the players scouted by Nunn who went on to lead the Steelers to their 1970s dynasty were Mel Blount, John Stallworth, L.C. Greenwood, Donnie Shell and Ernie Holmes.“We have lost a great friend and a great person who did so much for the Steelers organization with the passing of Bill Nunn,” Steelers owner Dan Rooney said. “Bill was a special person who did everything in his career, from playing sports to being an excellent journalist, all of which led to his outstanding career in scouting for the Steelers.”Born William Nunn Jr., he played basketball at West Virginia State and was asked to help integrate the NBA after World War II. Nunn entered journalism, first as a sports writer, then sports editor, then managing editor of The Pittsburgh Courier, one of the most influential Black publications in the United States.He also did some promoting, including boxing bouts and Negro League baseball games involving the Indianapolis Clowns at Forbes Field, the home of the Pirates.Nunn started scouting for Pittsburgh in 1967, took a full-time job with the Steelers in 1969, and was a major contributor to putting together the great Steelers teams under coach Chuck Noll.“My feeling is that so much of what I did to be a part of this was done when I was with the newspaper,” Nunn said when inducted into the Black College Hal of Fame. “Getting to the Steelers, of course, also was due to the newspaper. Having dealt with black colleges for most of my newspaper life, I feel good about that. I picked the Black College All-America football team starting in 1950, and the last one I took part in was in 1974 when I was a scout here and we drafted John Stallworth. So as a result, I felt very good about being a part of that.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Economic Development Councils’ Regional Innovation Expo in December to Celebrate Emerging…

first_imgFacebook29Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston EDCThe economic development organizations of five counties will highlight Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council’s newly updated industry cluster study—including new emerging sectors—at this year’s Regional Innovation Expo on December 5, 2019, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound.Presentations will focus on regional initiatives within the new emerging sectors of Media/Video Production/Web Portal Hosting and Creative Arts/Sports & Recreation. Event organizers are planning breakout sessions led by regional leaders doing innovative work in the established sectors of Medical/Life Sciences, Food Production/Agriculture and Tourism/Hospitality. We are excited to tell stories that interweave the established and emerging sectors together into one robust economic fabric.Panel discussions will also feature experts on the future of workforce, dynamic changes in technology, the changing face of commerce, and experts on the state of the economy from each of the five counties.This year’s Expo marks the 11th anniversary of the region’s five leading economic development agencies collaborating to create the region’s largest conference that focuses on economic vitality and community development as it is today and as it will be tomorrow . . . . and beyond!Event Sponsorships and booths in the Exhibition Hall are available. For more information, contact Holly House at [email protected]: Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., Lewis County EDC, Mason County EDC, Pacific County EDC, and Thurston EDC.WHAT: 2019 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation ExpoWHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.WHERE: Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound, WA 98531Registration is now open. Visit www.regionalinnovationexpo.com or call one of the five organizing groups:Greater Grays Harbor, Inc:  360-532-1924; Lewis County EDC: 360-748-0114; Mason County EDC:  360-426-2276; Pacific County EDC:  360-875-9330; Thurston EDC: 360-754-6320.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma will be first male Indian cricketer to notch up 100 T20I caps!

first_imgAdvertisement 77iakNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse62xsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1upg2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qccWould you ever consider trying this?😱km4nuCan your students do this? 🌚hbmfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yet another achievement for the ‘Hit-man’, as the Indian opener will be the first Indian male cricketer to play 100 T20Is when he takes on Bangladesh in the second match of the T20I series, on Thursday. Only Shoaib Malik of Pakistan has more than 100 T20I caps.Advertisement “It’s been a long journey since 2007, I made my debut in the T20 World Cup. There has been a lot ups and down in the last 12 years in this format particularly. This has taught me so many lessons going forward.” Rohit said.Advertisement “When you come into the team as a youngster, you are trying to learn things which happened quite smoothly at start. Then with few ups and few downs, I have become a stronger player and understood my game really well,” he added.Rohit is also 48 runs short to become the first batsman ever to reach 2500 T20I runs, which is something he can manage easily in the ongoing Bangladesh series. Along with Virat Kohli (2450), he is one of five batsmen in the world to cross 2000 runs in T20Is.Advertisement Veteran keeper MS Dhoni is the second most experienced among Indians in T20Is, with 98 caps; while Shoaib Malik has 111. Advertisementlast_img read more