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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Carousel is an equestrian therapy program for disabled children where the boy’s father is caretaker, Tomey said. The child admitted playing with matches behind the ranch, inadvertently igniting a fire that burned for days, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators said.District Attorney Steve Cooley’s office delivered this terse message, refusing further comment because of the child’s age:“The evidence presented by Sheriff’s investigators was that the fire was caused by the 10-year-old boy playing with matches and accidentally igniting the brush. There is no evidence of intent on the part of the minor.”Officials say the child is 10, but Tomey, who knows the family well, insisted he is 9.While there will be no charges, the matter will be referred to the county Department of Children and Family Services for evaluation, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Criminal charges will not be filed against the 9-year-old boy who accidentally set the massive Buckweed Fire that destroyed 21 homes and severely injured one man, the District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.Prosecutors determined there was no intent on the boy’s part to ignite the fire, one that was propelled by gale-force winds across 38,000 acres from Agua Dulce to Saugus.“I think that’s a very good thing – he’s just a child who made a mistake,” said Denise Tomey, executive director of Carousel Ranch, located near the starting point of the fire.“In reality, a lot of damage has been done, but nothing can really make it right.” The fire started Oct. 21, one of several in Southern California that burned for days under high winds and hot, dry conditions. The following day, the boy admitted to investigators he had started the fire and he and another person tried to stomp it out.Ironically, the only person seriously injured in the fire was the caretaker at another therapeutic equestrian ranch, Heads Up – Therapy With Horses, who was burned after staying behind to help save that organization’s 12 horsesFour others, including two firefighters, were burned, and 63 structures, including the 21 homes in Agua Dulce and Canyon Country, were destroyed. Thirty more structures were damaged.Firefighting costs topped $7 million.Meanwhile, the boy is staying elsewhere in the area with his mother, Tomey said.Tomey said people she’s heard from for the most part didn’t think the child should be charged.“I hear both ways, but most people have been very supportive,” she said. “It certainly affected a lot of people – we can’t make light of that – but he’s a 9-year-old boy. He had no malicious intent. It was a terrible mistake.“It’s so sad on so many different levels.pat.aidem@dailynews.com661-257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Oct 2015 – Mosquito spraying efforts have indeed been beefed up in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin, confirmed over the weekend to Magnetic Media by Director of Environmental Health, Kenrick Neely. “We had treated all of our swamps and now we’re here fogging especially here in Provo, North and Middle Caicos so at least we are going keep fogging Provo for the next week, and North and Middle for the next two weeks.”Neely admitted that there were calls to EHD by residents who reported a wave of mosquitoes especially in Providenciales.It was explained that fogging efforts are strongest in Provo, North and Middle Caicos and that this extra spraying will continue for another week as the EHD continues to monitor if more fogging is required. More foggers, more manpower, mosquito nets – Zika now in Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:Environmental health, fogging, hurricane joaquin, kenrick neely, Mosquitoes Residents can still do more to prevent mosquito breeding Zika spread by sex too, says Scientistlast_img read more

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first_img Now playing: Watch this: Phones Best Buy Samsung’s Galaxy-something is already building up plenty of buzz as the first foldable phone by a household brand. Foldable phones are expected to change the way that people use their devices by giving you a larger screen surface in a small enough package to carry around. Samsung is moving quickly to get its product on sale ahead of rivals.But chances are high that Samsung’s foldable phone won’t knock it out of the park on its initial attempt. As one of the first of its kind, this foldable phone and others face staggering challenges in how they’re designed and how well the apps work with a bendable body.”I can’t stress this enough, this is a beta product,” said Stephen Baker, VP of industry analysis at NPD Group. “All these problems should be expected and anticipated, and as the first version this is an early adopter product for consumers who like to be on the bleeding edge.” How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus We don’t know much about Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone, including its name. Angela Lang/CNET A foldable phone by any other name may not sound as sweet. Samsung has already shown off the foldable Galaxy phone on stage and confirmed it’ll come in the first half of 2019 — but it doesn’t yet have a real name. There are at least four rumored front-runners, including the Galaxy X, Galaxy F, Galaxy Flex and Galaxy Fold. Samsung, unsurprisingly, did not respond to my request for a heads-up on the official name (it would like to keep that a surprise). But one of these candidates is undeniably the worst.Samsung should definitely not choose “Galaxy F.” In the US at least, “F” is for “fail,” the lowest grade a person or thing can get. And no product wants to be linked to failure, or to “the F word.” The mind just doesn’t leap to “foldable” or “fantastic.” Samsung The 30 worst phone names of all time 2:17 Any product marketer will tell you that names matter. Brands can spend hundreds of hours on market research to select the right name that conveys the right message to buyers. Pick wrong and you might fail to connect with your desired demographic or worse, offend them in their native land and language.Both negative connotations for “Galaxy F” would open up Samsung to endlessly creative criticism akin to the worst online bullying, especially if the foldable phone turns out to be anything other than “s” for “stellar.” (For the record, the “S” in Galaxy S stands for “Super Smart.”) Samsung’s foldable phone is here, with brand-new One UI for Android 21 Photos Share your voice Sprint Xiaomi’s double-folding phone looks impressive in teaser… Now playing: Watch this: Samsung’s first foldable phone may be awkward, but it, and others, are an essential first step into learning what to do and not to do when making devices with bendable screens.”We believe that devices with flexible displays will eventually become a larger part of the market as prices drop, designs improve and usability issues are overcome,” said Ben Wood, chief researcher at analyst firm CCS Insight. Samsung will want to put its best foot forward. News • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus updates are already waiting for you It may be too late for the electronics titan to whip up excitement by taking fan suggestions, as Xiaomi is doing for its remarkable-looking phone prototype that folds on both ends, and as Google did for Android N. But it isn’t too late for Samsung to think long and hard about its legacy and steer clear of any name that could expose it to one of the internet’s most vicious “F”s: flaming.Published: Jan. 28 at 4:00am PT.Update: Jan 29 at 3:00am PT with minor edits. 22 The Galaxy S10 arrives Feb. 20 but the photos are here now $899 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) 31 Photos Samsung Galaxy S10 Galaxy V because it’s a flat line folded almost in half~— 👾.ashley.🎙 (@AshleyEsqueda) January 23, 2019 See It $899 What we know about Samsung’s foldable phone See It $899 See it Comments 1:28 Abt Electronics $899 They had better not call this thing the Galaxy F… https://t.co/95PmNf9nnh via @jdolcourt— Dan Ackerman (@danackerman) January 23, 2019 See It Galaxy X? Galaxy F? Samsung’s foldable phone faces 9 big issues.Everything we know about Samsung’s first foldable phone. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. As a name, “Galaxy X” (pronounced “ex,” not “ten”) has the right kind of sizzle. Think of how the phone’s shape could play into an “X” form and all the adjacent marketing about the device having the “X” factor. Samsung would run the risk of copycatting the iPhone X, and while it’s unlikely to result in another dragged-out lawsuit, such a name would perpetuate the dreaded (and not totally fair) “Samesung” reputation. And with the “X” name painting Apple into a corner, it’s something Samsung would want to sidestep anyway.Perhaps Samsung should take my colleague Ashley Esqueda’s safer suggestion to go with the Galaxy V, because it looks like a foldable phone opening or closing. Of course, V is the Roman numeral “5.” There’s always something. Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package Tags 36 Photos A better name for a foldable phoneSamsung’s naming dilemma is extra potent because the expected reveal of its foldable Galaxy phone comes at a time when the tech giant will also unveil the Galaxy S10. That model will have a more traditional glass slab look and feel that should appeal to the mass market, but Samsung will likely show off a fully working version of its foldable phone to add drama to the event and to underscore Samsung’s ability to keep innovating, even a decade on. It’s unclear if Samsung would also announce the phone’s name here or simply tease a later dedicated event, rumored to take place in March. Whenever Samsung does share its name, there are plenty of more harmonious options than the foreboding “F.” Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flex are infinitely better, but still pretty tame considering what a watershed moment this is for Samsung’s brand, which holds the coveted title of world’s largest smartphone maker. Also, LG already had a “G Flex” as recent as 2015 so “Flex” could wind up on the cutting room floor.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is considering a proposal to tag trade licence with shop insurance of the owners, mayor Sovan Chatterjee said on Friday.A high-level meeting was held at KMC headquarters on Friday afternoon. It was attended by Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar, KMC Commissioner Khalil Ahmed, senior officials of Fire and Emergency Services department and representatives of the owners’ association of Bagri market. Chatterjee said only 5% of the shop owners had their shops insured. “We are considering a proposal to tag trade licence with the shop insurance so that the people can get money if their shops are damaged in fire or any other accident,” Chaterjee added. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe said Block A of Bagree market will not be opened following the reports of the experts from IIT Roorkee.The KMC will remove the debris. Block A of the market has been badly affected following a devastating fire last month. Of more than 1,000 shops, around 200 shops had been damaged by the fire.He said the representatives of the market committee have taken up the matter of providing security to the building and the KMC has decided to give him all cooperation. The KMC is waiting for the report of all the agencies on Bagree Market and then a decision whether the structure will be kept or pulled down would be taken. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChatterjee said water has not been a problem and the fire fighters got plenty of water to douse the flames. “The fire fighters fought for 72 hours at a stretch to douse the flames and there was uninterrupted supply of water from the reservoir. Water was brought from neighbouring areas like Satyanarayan Park and Portuguese Church,” he said adding “We are all working together to ensure that the shop owners can resume business at the earliest.”last_img read more