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malaysia tourist boat missing with 31 people on board


image caption the boat left kota kinabalu en route to the nearby island before it disappeared a boat carrying 31 people, including at least 28 chinese tourists, has gone missing off the malaysian coast, maritime authorities say.the boat lost contact after departing the eastern state of sabah on urday.the malaysian maritime enforcement agency said search and rescue efforts were being hampered by bad weather.the incident coincides with the first day of china's week-long lunar new year celebration, which is also marked by ethnic chinese in malaysia.the catamaran boat left kota kinabalu on urday at 09:00 local time (01:00 gmt) and was heading towards pulau mengalum, a popular tourist island 60km (37 miles) west of the city.the malaysian maritime enforcement agency said it received a distress c






boat with 31 mostly chinese tourists missing in malaysia


kuala lumpur, malaysia — a boat carrying 31 people, including around 20 chinese tourists, is missing after sailing out from an eastern malaysian city, chinese state media said sunday.the chinese consulate general in kota kinabalu in the malaysian state of sabah said the boat lost contact after leaving kota kinabalu on urday morning, according to the official xinhua news agency said. it was bound for pulau mengalum, an island about 60 kilometers (38 miles) west of the city.the report cited the malaysian maritime enforcement agency as saying there were 28 chinese tourists on board. but the chinese consulate could only confirm the p port details of 18 chinese citizens, xinhua said.malaysia deployed search and rescue ships and helicopters after receiving a call urday night about the boat's dis






malaysia tourist boat missing with 31 people on board


a boat carrying 31 people, including more than 20 chinese tourists, has gone missing off the malaysian coast, maritime authorities say.the boat lost contact after sailing out on urday morning from the eastern state of sabah.the malaysian maritime enforcement agency said search and rescue efforts were being hampered by bad weather.the incident coincides with the first day of china's week-long lunar new year celebration.the boat left kota kinabalu on urday at 09:00 local time (01:00 gmt) and was heading towards pulau mengalum, a popular tourist island 60km (37 miles) west of the city.the malaysian maritime enforcement agency said there were three crew members on board the boat.this breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. please refresh the page for th






boat with 31 mostly chinese tourists missing in malaysia


kuala lumpur, malaysia (ap) — a boat carrying 31 people, including around 20 chinese tourists, is missing after sailing out from an eastern malaysian city, chinese state media said sunday.the chinese consulate general in kota kinabalu in the malaysian state of sabah said the boat lost contact after leaving kota kinabalu on urday morning, according to the official xinhua news agency said. it was bound for pulau mengalum, an island about 60 kilometers (38 miles) west of the city.the report cited the malaysian maritime enforcement agency as saying there were 28 chinese tourists on board. but the chinese consulate could only confirm the p port details of 18 chinese citizens, xinhua said.malaysia deployed search and rescue ships and helicopters after receiving a call urday night about the boat’






boat with 31 mostly chinese tourists missing in malaysia


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missing rights activists return home safely in pakistan


islamabad — a pakistani university professor who went missing earlier this month has returned home safely, police and a family member said urday.senior islamabad police officer ashraf shah said that salman haider was home, on the outskirts of the capital, islamabad, late friday night and that he is safe and well. haider and three other rights activists who ran social media accounts known for their liberal views went missing earlier this month.dr. haider ashraf, the lahore police chief, said all four missing men were at an islamabad police facility, but would not elaborate on their circumstances. family members of the other three men returned could not immediately be reached for comment.shah said haider has not yet given a statement to police about his disappearance. haider's brother zeesha






3 people found dead inside washington state home after fire


bremerton, wash. — three people were found dead inside a kitsap county home that was engulfed in flames and authorities on urday searched for the homeowner, who was missing along with his truck, a sheriff's spokesman said.the deaths of the two men and a woman were cl ified as homicides, kitsap county deputy scott wilson said urday in a phone interview from the scene.authorities asked the public to be on the lookout for the homeowner, 43-year-old john derek careaga, and to call 911 if he shows up.he is believed to be driving a brown 2005 ford f-150 truck with washington state license plates ca9383b, wilson said.careaga is considered a missing person at this point in the investigation, wilson said.a 16-year-old boy, hunter schaap-jocsan, was found safe urday after at first being considered m






apple, openai join ‘partnership on ai’ consortium


back in september 2016, amazon, facebook, ibm, google, and microsoft created an artificial intelligence-focused consortium to discuss new a nces and establish best practices in ai technology. apple and openai were two of the missing key players, both of which have now joined the consortium.apple’s role inside the ai consortiumeven though apple was one of the first to make “ai istants” a mainstream idea that would then quickly be adopted by other companies, lately it has looked like apple is falling behind in ai technology.part of the reason for that is that, unlike many other companies trying to develop ai as quickly as possible, apple doesn’t want to do it by collecting ever more data on its customers. the company has made privacy a competitive a ntage for its products, and it can’t easil






missing rights activists return home safely in pakistan


islamabad (ap) — a pakistani university professor who went missing earlier this month has returned home safely, police and a family member said urday.senior islamabad police officer ashraf shah said that salman haider was home, on the outskirts of the capital, islamabad, late friday night and that he is safe and well. haider and three other rights activists who ran social media accounts known for their liberal views went missing earlier this month.dr. haider ashraf, the lahore police chief, said all four missing men were at an islamabad police facility, but would not elaborate on their circumstances. family members of the other three men returned could not immediately be reached for comment.shah said haider has not yet given a statement to police about his disappearance. haider’s brother z






meagan dearman identified as body found at texas lake, boyfriend justin bennett


the body found at t&p lake in baird, texas around noon friday has been positively identified as missing abilene mother meagan dearman. while he’s being held on various charges, the woman’s boyfriend, justin bennett, has been identified by police as a “person of interest.”dearman, 31, was confirmed by a friend of the family to ktxs, prompting the police to confirm more details surrounding the case and investigation.meagan has been missing and abilene police were actively searching when a resident found her body at the lake.chief of abilene police stan standridge told the press that apd’s criminal investigations division and the missing person response unit have “worked tirelessly to locate [dearman].”he added, “they have seized items of possible evidence, and forensic testing of some el






extensive search along alameda creek for missing woman on urday


fremont – more than 100 trained search-and-rescue crews turned out urday in an effort to find an 18-year-old tracy woman whose car plunged into alameda creek on jan. 21.jayda jenkins has been missing since her 2000 honda accord went into the raging creek waters after a collision with another vehicle on niles canyon road east of palomares canyon road.taking part in urday’s efforts are more than 100 search and rescue team members from the sheriff’s department and surrounding counties. sheriff’s deputies, fremont police, and alameda county and fremont firefighters also participated.they are isted by cadaver dogs, drones, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.  the search will extend all the way to san francisco bay but concentrated on a two mile stretch of the creek from near where the car went






extensive search along alameda creek for missing woman on urday – the mercury ne


fremont – more than 100 trained search-and-rescue crews turned out urday in an effort to find an 18-year-old tracy woman whose car plunged into alameda creek on jan. 21.jayda jenkins has been missing since her 2000 honda accord went into the raging creek waters after a collision with another vehicle on niles canyon road east of palomares canyon road.taking part in urday’s efforts are more than 100 search and rescue team members from the sheriff’s department and surrounding counties. sheriff’s deputies, fremont police, and alameda county and fremont firefighters also participated.they are isted by cadaver dogs, drones, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.  the search will extend all the way to san francisco bay but concentrated on a two mile stretch of the creek from near where the car went






3 found dead in burning kitsap county home; owner missing


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checkers 2


a premium checkers game coming to you with beautiful hd designs. also known as draughts, checkers 2 will give you the opportunity to play against your close friends or against your phone. when playing against your phone, you will be able to measure yourself against various levels of articifical intelligencecheckers is a simple but challenging board game involving strategy and played by two players on a 6x6, 8x8 or 10x10 board game. you can now have your checkers game on the go. one player has dark pieces, and one player has light pieces. they take turns moving their pieces. players move their pieces diagonally from one square to another square. when a player jumps over their opponent's (the other player's) piece, he takes that piece from the board. by default a potential piece will have






cisco's spark board aims to upgrade the conference room with wireless connectivi


image: cisco cisco recently announced its cisco spark board, a meeting room smart board that enables wireless presentations and video and audio conferencing.cisco dubs it a "cloud-powered, all-in-one device," according to a press release. the spark board joins a growing market of office smart boards that now includes the google jamboard and the microsoft surface hub, and a number of virtual whiteboard app alternatives. time will tell if these boards will become a common trend in the modern office. must-read cloudthe biggest difference between the spark board and its competitors is its wireless capabilities. a user can walk up to any spark board in any office, and share their work in one click, according to the press release. with this feature, the company's aim is to create a worldwide ne






reusse: in 'beloved' category, '87 twins are no. 1


there were seven members of the champion 1987 twins and manager tom kelly taking part in a public conver ion on friday night at twinsfest. roy smalley offered a story to demonstrate the ability of kelly to observe and to react in leading that team.the twins starting pitching was thin, and they were in a stretch when scoring a bunch of runs wasn’t enough to win games. after one road loss, there were suggestions from hitters that the pitchers start doing their job.it turned into a bit of a clubhouse row, and smalley’s thought on the way to the postgame bus was: “i hope t.k. didn’t hear that.”and then kelly got on the bus after it was loaded and said, “listen,” and then told his players that a successful team was required to “row the boat” together, and not to be divided.there was no attempt






h eblad ceo perry oosting to step down, leaving a legacy


why it matters to you the leader who helped turn h leblad around with a dji partnership and the world's first medium format mirrorless will no longer be at the helm -- but he leaves the firm stronger and he isn't going very far.perry oosting, the ceo that helped stabilize the medium format era company h elblad amid rumors of financial struggles, will be stepping down at the end of the month, the company announced today.oosting moved from the advisory board to the ceo in january of 2015. two years later, the company says he has accomplished what he set out to achieve. the company says oosting’s leadership helped bring financial stability, as well as a partnership with dji.more: h elblad ceo: zoom lenses are coming for x1d medium-format erathe chinese drone manufacturer is now a minority sh






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in a swift and imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any travelers at sfo, palo alto lawyer susie hwang said she knew of three visitors from iran — a 30-year-old man and an elderly couple — who were still being detained urday evening after their flights.“their families were picking them up” (at sfo), hwang said. “they’re not allowed any contact and they’ve taken (the man’s) phone.”the man is here on a legitimate fiancé visa, according to hwang. the couple is here on tourist visas to visit their child






african migrants face torture, blackmail amid yemeni chaos


aden, yemen — after reaching yemen's shores in a packed migrant boat, the young ethiopian coffee farmer was plunged into a living hell. the smugglers wanted thousands of dollars in ransom from the migrants, and they used him as an example of what would happen if they didn't pay.each day for a month, they inflicted new tortures on him, omar farrag told the ociated press. they put him in a tank of water and lit a fire underneath it. they w ped his limbs with tight barbed wire. at times, they heated the barbed wire.finally, his younger brother e from ethiopia with $2,000 in ransom money. the smugglers decided they could squeeze more money out of him too, so they tortured his brother and ended up killing him, farrag said.now in the southern yemeni city of aden, the 26-year-old is overcome with






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in a swift and imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any travelers at sfo, palo alto lawyer susie hwang said she knew of three visitors from iran — a 30-year-old man and an elderly couple — who were still being detained urday evening after their flights.“their families were picking them up” (at sfo), hwang said. “they’re not allowed any contact and they’ve taken (the man’s) phone.”the man is here on a legitimate fiancé visa, according to hwang. the couple is here on tourist visas to visit their child






african migrants face torture, blackmail amid yemeni chaos


aden, yemen (ap) — after reaching yemen’s shores in a packed migrant boat, the young ethiopian coffee farmer was plunged into a living hell. the smugglers wanted thousands of dollars in ransom from the migrants, and they used him as an example of what would happen if they didn’t pay.each day for a month, they inflicted new tortures on him, omar farrag told the ociated press. they put him in a tank of water and lit a fire underneath it. they w ped his limbs with tight barbed wire. at times, they heated the barbed wire.finally, his younger brother e from ethiopia with $2,000 in ransom money. the smugglers decided they could squeeze more money out of him too, so they tortured his brother and ended up killing him, farrag said.now in the southern yemeni city of aden, the 26-year-old is overcome






for the record - la times


bee gees: in the jan. 27 calendar section, an article about a grammy awards salute to the bee gees described the group as australian. brothers barry, robin and maurice gibb achieved their first al success after their family moved to australia, but they were born in england. also, ed sheeran was originally listed among the participants, but he is not on the latest lineup provided by the recording academy.visa waivers: an article in the jan. 26 section a said that the trump administration was considering changes in the visa waiver program, which allowscitizens of 38 countries toobtain 90 day tourist visas without an interview at a u.s. consulate. the proposed order would affect a different program, known as the visa-interview waiver, which allows certain foreign workers and students in the u






google parent alphabet finds new growth beyond search


google parent alphabet inc. said fourth-quarter revenue increased nearly three times as fast as profit, as it cast about for new sources of growth beyond its traditional search advertising.fourth-quarter profit grew 8.3% to $5.33 billion, missing wall street estimates, while a 22% jump in revenue to $26.1 billion surp ed estimates. alphabet blamed the earnings miss on a one-time tax adjustment. its shares fell 2.1% in after-hours...






apple ceo tim cook sent an email to employees about the immigration ban


while tim cook has yet to publicly address the immigration ban that’s beginning to rile a restive tech industry into speaking out against newly elected president donald j. trump, he did send an email to staff explaining apple’s position.team,in my conver ions with officials here in washington this week, i’ve made it clear that apple believes deeply in the importance of immigration — both to our company and to our nation’s future. apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.i’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven muslim-majority countries. i share your concerns. it is not a policy we support.there are employees at apple who are directly affected by yesterday’






family of teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina dentist


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an eden prairie teen, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015. the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those missteps range from incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to provide proper monitoring durin






trello finally works offline with new ios update - android to come


you don’t stop doing work just because you’ve gone offline, and now, trello won’t either. on friday, the desktop and mobile app that is the favorite of project managers and hyperorganized individuals everywhere announced a critical change to its ios version — the ability to work offline.“whether you’re home, on a plane, in a tunnel or in the middle of nowhere, you can use trello without worrying if you’re connected,” trello wrote in its ios release notes. “your work will automatically sync when you are back online.”the feature is one that has been in high demand for years now. while trello offered the semblance of a solution in 2015 and began offering a beta version of offline support in 2016, this is the first time that all trello users can take a ntage of the offline feature.more: micros






missing pakistani activists make contact with family


islamabad, pakistan - two out of five disappeared pakistani activists have made contact with their families uring them that they are safe, family members told al jazeera, three weeks after the men first went missing.salman haider and ahmed raza naseer made contact via a telephone call on urday, the family members said, without offering comment on their relatives' current whereabouts.the disappearances prompted a series of protests by rights groups across the country, calling for the government to locate the men, or for them to be produced in a court to face formal charges if they had been detained by the state's intelligence agencies.haider - a noted progressive activist, poet and university lecturer - was abducted while on his way home on the outskirts of the pakistani capital islamabad o






over 2,000 people rally against russian cathedral handover


moscow — over 2,000 people rallied in st. petersburg on urday to protest plans by the city authorities to give a landmark cathedral to the russian orthodox church amid an increasingly p ionate debate over the relationship between the church and state."we won't give st. isaac's to the church. we want to save it as a museum," boris vishnevsky, a local official, told protesters in central st. petersburg."st. isaac's cathedral is part of our cultural heritage. there are so many valuable exhibits that require the work of museum specialists. the russian orthodox church does not have those specialists," said irina azbel, 43, a doctor, who was among those protesting.the rally was significantly larger than a similar demonstration attended by several hundred people earlier this month.a few dozen cou






trello finally works offline with new ios update - android to come


you don’t stop doing work just because you’ve gone offline, and now, trello won’t either. on friday, the desktop and mobile app that is the favorite of project managers and hyperorganized individuals everywhere announced a critical change to its ios version — the ability to work offline. because you work even when the internet doesn’t.“whether you’re home, on a plane, in a tunnel or in the middle of nowhere, you can use trello without worrying if you’re connected,” trello wrote in its ios release notes. “your work will automatically sync when you are back online.”the feature is one that has been in high demand for years now. while trello offered the semblance of a solution in 2015 and began offering a beta version of offline support in 2016, this is the first time that all trello users can






protesters in barcelona aim to claim city back from tourists


barcelona, spain — protesters rallied urday in barcelona over what they considered an out-of-control tourism boom that has damaged their ability to live and work in the northeastern spanish city.a soaring tourism business has fueled higher prices for rent and property sales, leaving many of the city's 1.6 million residents priced out of the city center.under a large banner saying "barcelona is not for sale," protesters marched and read a manifesto in which they denounced the tourist boom has overtaken the city. local police said over 1,000 people demonstrated in the famed central walkway of las ramblas, while protesters estimated the total as closer to 2,000."this march is a way to portray the fact that we have lost our city, and are hoping to claim it back. rent and property prices have r






new mexico tourism chief says there are no funds to grow ad paign


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.neta statue outside the roundhouse in santa fe.the “new mexico true” paign that has won raves for its advertisements spotlighting the state’s culture, people and natural resources cannot expand into new markets because of the same budget woes afflicting government agencies across the board, tourism secretary rebecca latham told lawmakers thursday.latham said her agency is continuing to spend more than ever to promote the state, but that has come by reducing employees and consolidating services.new mexico true promotes the state on airport billboards, print and social media in dallas, houston, phoenix, denver, san diego, chicago and most recently austin. the next logical market is san francisco, but latham said the state does not have to money to grow into that






former chairman sir christopher bland dies


image caption sir christopher bland was chairman of the board of governors between 1996 and 2001 british businessman and former chairman sir christopher bland has died, aged 78.sir christopher was chairman of the board of governors between 1996 and 2001. he held a number of roles in business, including chairman of bt and head of the royal shakespeare company. his son archie said: "he was as sweet and gentle and wise as he was tough and bold and brave." director general tony hall said: "sir christopher bland was an outstanding chairman of the . he was a great communicator who both understood the creativity of broadcasting as well as the business of it. "he was hugely admired and will be greatly missed."sir christopher, who also spent time as head of london weekend television (lwt), spoke ou






missing activist salman haider reunited with family


islamabad, pakistan - one out of five disappeared pakistani activists has been released and is back with his family, and another one has made contact with his relatives, al jazeera has learned, three weeks after the men first went missing.salman haider and ahmed raza naseer made contact via a telephone call earlier on urday, family members told al jazeera, without offering comment on their relatives' current whereabouts.later on urday, zeeshan haider, salman's brother, confirmed his release."he's with the family, and we're happy that he's back," zeeshan haider told al jazeera. "he's in good condition [in terms of his health]."the disappearances prompted a series of protests by rights groups across the country, calling for the government to locate the men, or for them to be produced in a co






protesters in st. petersburg decry handover of cathedral


st. petersburg, russia — protesters rallied in st. petersburg on urday against plans by the city authorities to give a landmark cathedral to the russian orthodox church amid an increasingly p ionate debate over the relationship between the church and the russian state."we won't give st. isaac's to the church. we want to save it as a museum," boris vishnevsky, a local lawmaker, told protesters in central st. petersburg.st. isaac's, one of the most visited tourist sites in russia's old imperial capital, has been a museum since 1917. some experts are concerned that when it gains ownership, the orthodox church will neglect the exhibits on display, which include a rare foucault pendulum.the rally urday by over 2,000 people was significantly larger than a similar demonstration by several hundred






over 2,000 people rally against russian cathedral handover


st. petersburg, russia — over 2,000 people rallied in st. petersburg on urday to protest plans by the city authorities to give a landmark cathedral to the russian orthodox church amid an increasingly p ionate debate over the relationship between the church and state."we won't give st. isaac's to the church. we want to save it as a museum," boris vishnevsky, a local lawmaker, told protesters in central st. petersburg."st. isaac's cathedral is part of our cultural heritage. there are so many valuable exhibits that require the work of museum specialists. the russian orthodox church does not have those specialists," said irina azbel, 43, a doctor, who was among those protesting.the rally was significantly larger than a similar demonstration attended by several hundred people earlier this month






'we feel nigerian': inside nigeria's lebanese community | nigeria


multiple generations of lebanese have made their home in nigeria. some are the descendants of migrants who arrived in west africa as early as the 19th century, leaving behind their small middle eastern nation in search of opportunities elsewhere.members of this lebanese diaspora - from fourth-generation nigerian nationals to recent arrivals - share their experiences of life in africa's most populous nation. tatiana mousalli nouri tatiana mousalli nouri, 38, is fourth-generation lebanese, raised in nigeria. she is the deputy group managing director for aim group, a family-run conglomerate with offices across the country, which includes broadcasters cool fm and wazobia fm.she also heads wazobia tv, which is the only nigerian channel to broadcast exclusively in pidgin english. tatiana is marr






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in a swift and imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any travelers at sfo, palo alto lawyer susie hwang said she knew of three visitors from iran — a 30-year-old man and an elderly couple — who were still being detained urday evening after their flights.“their families were picking them up” (at sfo), hwang said. “they’re not allowed any contact and they’ve taken (the man’s) phone.”the man is here on a legitimate fiancé visa, according to hwang. the couple is here on tourist visas to visit their child






nhl br still leaning against olympic shutdown in 2018


los angeles (ap) — the nhl is likely to skip the pyeongchang olympics unless something big changes in the next few months.the league’s owners are still leaning against allowing the world’s top hockey players to participate in the olympics next year, nhl deputy commissioner bill daly said urday.in the league’s most strident comments yet on this quadrennial issue, daly flatly said the nhl’s board of governors doesn’t want to shut down the league to allow its players to participate in south korea. the owners’ minds would have to be changed by something dramatic, but daly doesn’t know what that new ingredient would be.“if the status quo remains, i don’t expect us to be in the olympics,” daly said.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the league and the international ice hoc






china seeks to calm u.s. over its semiconductor ambitions


beijing—amid escalating tensions, china’s technology ministry is playing down china’s semiconductor ambitions and contending that u.s. concerns over the issue are overblown.chinese officials have been alarmed at the u.s. backlash toward its efforts to a nce its chip sector, especially since many of china’s programs are still on the drawing board, said peng hongbing, vice director of information technology at china’s ministry of...






opposing legislation, as written, to create a state public accountability board


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.neta statue outside the roundhouse in santa fe.editor’s note: laura paskus, president of the board of directors of the society of professional journalists rio grande chapter, spoke on behalf of the board thursday morning in opposition to legislation, as it’s currently written, to create a state public accountability board. the legislation is sponsored by sen. daniel ivey-soto, d-albuquerque, and rep. damon ely, d-corrales. afterward, members of the house state government, indian and veterans affairs committee a nced the bill on a vote of 6-3. here’s paskus’ statement to the committee:commentary: the rio grande chapter of the society of professional journalists always appreciates when legislators take an interest in issues related to transparency and public acco






h elblad ceo oosting to leave next week: digital p og hy review


the ceo who oversaw h elblad’s dramatic turn of fortunes over the past two years is to step down within the next week. perry oosting is widely credited with extracting the company from one of the worst periods in its 75-year history by finding new investors and helping to modernize the brand’s produce offering with the h6d and x1d eras.oosting was a member of h elblad’s supervisory board before taking the helm in january 2015. after a long period of creative stagnation and persistent rumors of financial crisis and hostile take-overs, not to mention some very poor branding decisions, h elblad made some real progress under oosting and surprised the world with the first handheld medium-format mirrorless system last year when it launched the x1d.oosting leaving the company comes against a back






uber ceo offers compen ion for drivers impacted by immigration ban, will talk to


this afternoon i sent the email below to uber employees:team,yesterday president trump signed an executive order suspending entry of citizens from seven countries—iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen—to the united states for at least the next 90 days.our people ops team has already reached out to the dozen or so employees who we know are affected: for example, those who live and work in the u.s., are legal residents but not naturalized citizens will not be able to get back into the country if they are traveling outside of the u.s. now or anytime in the next 90 days. anyone who believes that this order could impact them should contact [email protected] immediately.this order has far broader implications as it also affects thousands of drivers who use uber and come from the






tiger leaves torrey pines early, and he wasn’t alone


san diego (ap) — at least tiger woods was in good company at torrey pines.more surprising than woods missing the cut in his return to the pga tour after 17 months away was that jason day and dustin johnson joined him. day is the no. 1 player in the world coming off two weeks of intense practice in palm springs. johnson is the pga tour player of the year, though perhaps a case could be made that he was still ragged from playing in abu dhabi last week.but it wasn’t just missing the cut.woods, johnson and day played 13 out of 18 holes on the easier north course at torrey pines without any of them making a birdie.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.some star attraction that turned out to be.that might be one takeaway from the opening act of the farmers insurance open. it






murder cases where police find no body


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murder cases where police find no body


in a judicial system where prosecutors must prove guilt of a crime “beyond a reasonable doubt,” securing a murder conviction without a dead body can be a challenge. only a small number of no-body homicide cases are brought to trial, but prosecutors still win most of those cases.number of no-body murder trials on record in the united states, puerto rico and the virgin islands: 469percentage that resulted in a conviction: 88percentage that resulted either in a dismissal, mistrial, acquittal or appellate reversal: 12percentage that were death penalty cases: 7percentage of victims under 18 years old: 17percentage of female victims: 58percentage of cases that were domestic violence (usually a man killing a woman): 53percentage involving male defendants: 91source: ted dibiase, former federal pro






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st. petersburg, russia (ap) — protesters rallied in st. petersburg on urday against plans by the city authorities to give a landmark cathedral to the russian orthodox church amid an increasingly p ionate debate over the relationship between the church and the russian state.“we won’t give st. isaac’s to the church. we want to save it as a museum,” boris vishnevsky, a local lawmaker, told protesters in central st. petersburg.st. isaac’s, one of the most visited tourist sites in russia’s old imperial capital, has been a museum since 1917. some experts are concerned that when it gains ownership, the orthodox church will neglect the exhibits on display, which include a rare foucault pendulum.the rally urday by over 2,000 people was significantly larger than a similar demonstration by several hu






orchid show, tips for perfect baths and more


crazy for orchidsfor two days, orchid worshipers can immerse themselves among hundreds of tropical blooming cattleya, phalaenopsis, cymbidium and other varieties at the marjorie mcneely conservatory, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. jan. 28-29. the winter carnival orchid show also features tips on cultivating and caring for the popular indoor plants, from members of the orchid society of minnesota, as well as quality orchids for sale.american orchid society judges from throughout the midwest will give out awards and points at the show. the public can vote on the best winter carnival-themed display at the orchid society of minnesota's facebook page. admission: $5 for adults; $3 for ages 3-12. como friends members and visitors with a winter carnival on get $1 off. the marjorie mcneely conservatory is at 12






big goalie, little kid dominate nhl all-star skills competition


big mike smith and little ryker kesler stole the show at the nhl all-star skills competition.the towering arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the four line challenge on urday night, and the 6-year-old son of anaheim ducks center ryan kesler scored on montreal goalie carey price during the shootout.the atlantic division won the overall competition and chose to face the metropolitan division on sunday in the second semifinal period of the all-star game, which was changed last year to a 3-on-3 tournament among teams from each of the nhl's four divisions.nhl scoring leader connor mcdavid won the fastest skater competition, and montreal defenseman shea weber had the hardest s in the all-star field for the third consecutive season, albeit with his lowest speed yet. pittsburgh captain si






big goalie, little kid dominate all-star skills competition


los angeles — big mike smith and little ryker kesler stole the show at the nhl all-star skills competition.the towering arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the four line challenge on urday night, and the 6-year-old son of anaheim ducks center ryan kesler scored on montreal goalie carey price during the shootout.the atlantic division won the overall competition and chose to face the metropolitan division on sunday in the second semifinal period of the all-star game, which was changed last year to a 3-on-3 tournament among teams from each of the nhl's four divisions.nhl scoring leader connor mcdavid won the fastest skater competition, and montreal defenseman shea weber had the hardest s in the all-star field for the third consecutive season, albeit with his lowest speed yet. pittsbu






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