New York City police searching for individual related to suspicious items in subway

first_imgNYPD(NEW YORK) — The New York Police Department (NYPD) Bomb Squad has deemed suspicious packages found in Manhattan at the Fulton Street subway station and in Chelsea safe, and police are now seeking an individual in their investigation. The NYPD is seeking to talk to a “person of interest,” described as a white male between his 20s and 30s with dark hair and a shopping cart who was seen on surveillance video placing the rice cooker on the mezzanine and then on the platform.“Why is he placing them there and what is the purpose of that?” NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller said. “Not a suspect but certainly someone we want to interview.”“The NYPD is looking to locate and identify this individual who’s wanted for questioning in regard to the suspicious items inside the Fulton Street subway station this morning in Lower Manhattan,” NYPD Chief Terence Monahan tweeted Friday. “Contact @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS with info — alert a cop or call 911 if you see him.”The NYPD is looking to locate and identify this individual who’s wanted for questioning in regard to the suspicious items inside the Fulton Street subway station this morning in Lower Manhattan. Contact @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS with info — alert a cop or call 911 if you see him. pic.twitter.com/OFTJgPv2sw— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) August 16, 2019Two NYPD counterterrorism officers were approached just after 7 a.m. by a subway passenger who noticed suspicious items at the Fulton Street station. The items turned out to be rice cookers, one on the mezzanine level and one on the 2/3 subway lines platform.“UPDATE: ALL CLEAR. The suspicious packages have been fully investigated and have been deemed safe by our @NYPDCT officers,” the NYPD tweeted just before 9 a.m.The MTA said to expect delays and changes to service on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J and Z lines due to the investigation. During the initial investigation, one train was evacuated at Fulton Street.“This was a serious incident and we took it very seriously,” MTA chief Andy Byford said.A third suspicious package, this one placed next to a trash can at 16th Street and Seventh Avenue, has also been deemed to be nothing more than a rice cooker. It “may or may not be related,” to the Fulton Street devices, NYPD Chief Ed Delatorre said.“UPDATE: ALL CLEAR. The suspicious package at 16th St & 7th Ave in Manhattan has been fully investigated and deemed safe by our @NYPDCT officers,” the NYPD tweeted.Detectives are looking for video of the 16th Street and Seventh Avenue location to determine whether the same person placed a cooking device near a trash can.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ASF outbreak only hit, killing pigs in North Sumatra: Minister

first_img“The government is preparing the vaccine for ASF, so there will be no mass culling of pigs but instead biosecurity measures will be strengthened,” he said.North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi said many carcasses have been found on the province’s streets and rivers since September last year, allegedly disposed by pig owners. The virus — which is not contagious for humans as it can only be transmitted among pigs — has raised the concerns of pig farmers, with many of them demanding that the administration give compensation for their dead hogs.Read also: #SaveBabi: Medan demonstrators protest pig culling amid swine fever outbreak“The government cannot give compensation for dead livestock because of the virus,” Edy said, adding that it was against the 2009 law on husbandry and animal health.The governor asserted that the provincial administration had been trying to find solutions for the pig farmers who were affected by the outbreak, as he went on to call for locals to stop holding protests on the streets in relation to the outbreak and maintain public order. North Sumatra Police chief Insp. Gen. Martuani Sormin Siregar also concurred with Edy, saying that he hoped the public would stop exaggerating the matter as he suspected there were people using the situation to disrupt public order and security in the province.“If there is anyone who is dissatisfied, let’s discuss or submit solutions in letters. We want to build a dignified and prosperous society,” he said. (hol)Topics : The Bali Agriculture and Food Security Agency previously confirmed that the pigs had died from the virus but it later backtracked and asserted that it was only a suspicion, saying that the agency would wait for lab test results to confirm the source of the outbreak.Read also: Keep calm, eat pork: Bali official changes tune, saying swine fever not confirmed yetSyahrul said the number of deaths caused by the ASF had decreased significantly because the local administration had implemented biosecurity measures to reduce the risk of virus transmission among pigs.He went on to say that the North Sumatra administration was no longer considering the culling of pigs in the province to halt the virus spread because the government was developing an antidote or vaccine to address the disease.  Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo has assured that the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak had only hit and affected pigs in North Sumatra, and that the virus had not spread to any other of the country’s regions. “The outbreak only hit North Sumatra and the trend [of pigs dying from the virus] has gradually declined,” Syahrul said on Thursday. Following reports of the ASF killing some 46,000 pigs in North Sumatra since last year, Bali followed to confirm that more than 800 pigs on the resort island had been killed by a mysterious disease since December.last_img read more

Tottenham v APOEL: Winks starts, youngsters on bench

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesHarry Winks starts for Tottenham against APOEL Nicosia in a team that includes both right-backs Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier.Despite seven first-team players being ruled out, only Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Kieran Trippier did not start in the opening Champions League group-stage win over Borussia Dortmund from the team to play in Cyprus.Academy players Tashan Oakley-Boothe and Anthony Georgiou are on the bench as well as Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, who recently returned from injury.Having beaten Dortmund at Wembley, and with group matches against Real Madrid to come, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says his side must not slip up tonight.He said: “After doing so well against Borussia Dortmund, it is a must-win. There is no excuse. For our future in the Champions League, it is so important we win.“The fans expect us to win the game but the Champions League is so tough. I have watched APOEL play in their local league and against Real Madrid. They have good players and it will be a very dangerous game. We need to be focused.”Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Aurier, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Son, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Foyth, Walker-Peters, Oakley-Boothe, Georgiou, N’koudou, Llorente. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Geo-Awareness & the Cloud

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#cloud 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Just because your data is housed “in the cloud” doesn’t mean that earthbound geography can simply be ignored. And while the World Wide Web promises a global and ubiquitous technology, location still matters.Obviously, data is still housed in a particular place, even if that place is “in the cloud.” And while major cloud providers have data centers worldwide – often with locations across several sites in Asia, Europe, and North America – the specific location of these cloud centers as well as the location of the end-users remain important – and complicated. Already location is often used to help address performance: where someone resides can be used to determine which data center is utilized. Location can also be a factor to restrict or enable access in order to comply with certain export laws, blocking access to applications for residents of certain countries, for example. But in addition to questions of performance and of access, there can be substantial legal ramifications based on location as well. Different countries tend to have varying requirements and restrictions for the privacy and security of information stored there. Argentina and Germany have very restrictive privacy laws, for example, while Hong Kong and South Africa have minimal restrictions. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… One of the promises of cloud technology is the ability to scale infinitely and on demand, but clearly location needs to be part of the equation – not just to ensure performance, but to ensure compliance with local laws.The relationship between location and the cloud has been the subject of several Forresterreports. And CloudSleuth offers a service so you can do your homework about cloud providers, geography, and performance. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watterslast_img read more

Gilas enters killer stretch

first_img“My concern is (South) Korea,” Reyes said after a 100-85 decision of Japan, which the Filipinos were only able to fend off after a 12-0 run late in the fourth period as Gilas again labored under a bum start at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.The Filipinos, after rising to 3-1, battle the Koreans at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and Reyes would have wanted his men fresher because from there, Gilas takes on Iraq and then Atletas All Stars Lithuania in the next two days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We needed to rest more guys today and rest them for Korea,” Reyes said. “But we needed to play people extensive minutes (with the game being close). We don’t know how we will compete against Korea. But we will try our best.”The Koreans, who have dealt the Filipinos numerous heartaches in the past, were set to battle the Lithuanians later on Tuesday. After victories over Chinese Taipei B, India and Iran, Korea went into that game still undefeated. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes pointed out that he used Kiefer Ravena, Matthew Wright and import Mike Myers longer than he had planned.All three finished in twin digits, with Myers completing a double-double with 17 and 17 rebounds and Wright chipping in 15 and Ravena 11. Jio Jalalon also had 11 points and two steals in his finest game yet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Bobby Ray Parks will be out for the third straight game for Gilas with a swollen left foot, giving Reyes one less reliable wingman on the floor.The Filipinos were tipped as the heavy favorites against Japan’s Under-24 squad but trailed for most of the game, needing that one telling burst late in the final frame to snuff the fight out of the Japanese and win for the third straight day.“We needed a lot of focus and we weren’t able to execute that in the first half,” said Christian Standhardinger, who is pondering on starting a PBA career when the team planes back home.“We had the urgency in the fourth period and got going on defense,” he added after finishing with 22 points and 15 rebounds which he highlighted by finishing a fastbreak play with a two-handed dunk in that 12-0 run.“In an elite tournament like this, there’s no such thing as an easy game,” Reyes said. “They (Japanese) gave us everything we could handle. In the end, we were fortunate to pull it off.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Creamline targets 5th straight Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI—Chot Reyes played some of his aces more than he thought he should have on Tuesday afternoon against an enemy Gilas Pilipinas could have conquered rather easily.And this is a concern as the Filipinos head into what the firebrand coach said is “the belly of our schedule” in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational here.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Turks and Caicos prepares to encounter Hurricane Erika

first_img TCI Governor issues Salt Cay evacuation order Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Aug 2015 – By weekend, Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to be a category one hurricane and on its current trajectory the TCI is in her cross hairs. Red Cross has already began distributing sand bags and with the help of DEMA, you can fill those bags with sand. Remember to bring along a shovel. The weather is also becoming more windy, and that is likely the remnants of Danny impacting Providenciales; North Caicos told Magnetic Media there was rain off and on yesterday. Disaster Management and Emergencies confirmed late today that hurricane shelters are ready. The Bahamas Department of Meteorology issuing updates including a current severe weather alert for the Northern and Central Bahamas. Again, the remnants of Danny have brought heavy showers to this area of The Bahamas but also in the forecast are waterspouts and severe thunderstorm activity. Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos are warned now to prepare, as a Tropical Storm warning could be issued as early as tomorrow for Erika, whose winds extend 80 miles from the center and which is with wind speeds at 45mph right now. TCI participates in CDB sponsored disaster strategy workshop Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:erika, hurricane, weekends Recommended for you TCI Disaster Office launches Hurricane Prep Monthlast_img read more

UCSD study finds link between Roundup Herbicide and liver disease

first_img Posted: May 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom May 14, 2019 UCSD study finds link between Roundup Herbicide and liver disease 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) – Researchers at UC San Diego published a study today establishing a link between the weed killer Roundup and severe cases of liver disease in humans.The researchers studied the amount of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, in the urine samples of two groups of people: one with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and one without. The study found that glyphosate residue was higher in the urine of subjects with liver disease regardless of possible underlying factors such as age, body mass index or race.Company representatives could not be immediately reached for comment on the results of the study, which was published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.The UCSD researchers surveyed 93 patients in total, 41 percent of whom were men and 42 percent were white. An additional 35 percent of subjects were Hispanic or Latino.“There have been a handful of studies, all of which we cited in our paper, where animals either were or weren’t fed Roundup or glyphosate directly, and they all point to the same thing: the development of liver pathology,” said UCSD professor and study leader Paul Mills. “So I naturally thought: `Well, could it be exposure to this same herbicide that is driving liver disease in the U.S.?”’Roundup, manufactured by Monsanto, a subsidiary of the German chemical company Bayer AG, has rapidly increased in use since the mid-1990s. During that same period, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease cases in the U.S. have also risen significantly, according to the UCSD researchers.Glyphosate-based herbicides account for roughly half of Monsanto’s annual revenue, and most people are exposed to the chemical by eating non- organic grains like wheat and oats. Glyphosate is currently the most widely used herbicide in the country, according to UCSD.On Monday, a jury in Alameda County awarded more than $2 billion to a San Francisco Bay Area couple who claimed Roundup caused them to contract non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma.The verdict was the third Roundup-related legal battle Monsanto has lost in California since mid-2018. The company said it plans to appeal the decision, as it has the other two, and maintains that Roundup does not cause cancer or other illnesses.“Bayer is disappointed with the jury’s decision and will appeal the verdict in this case, which conflicts directly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s interim registration review decision released just last month, the consensus among leading health regulators worldwide that glyphosate- based products can be used safely and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic and the 40 years of extensive scientific research on which their favorable conclusions are based,” the company said in a statement.More than 13,000 plaintiffs across the country currently have lawsuits pending against Monsanto.Mills and the UCSD research team plan to launch further studies into glyphosate’s affect on humans. One of those studies includes putting a group of subjects on a strict diet of organic food to track how herbicide-free food may affect the development of liver disease. The researchers also intend to monitor how other herbicides affect human health.“There are so many synthetic chemicals we are regularly exposed to,” Mills said. “We measured just one.”More Info: https://bit.ly/2fofFKg Categories: California News, Health, Healthy Living, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img