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Pasadena Man Indicted in Cyberstalking Case

first_imgPublic Safety Pasadena Man Indicted in Cyberstalking Case Suspect accused of online and mailed threats, witness tampering By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 4:19 pm Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned a 26-count indictment against a Pasadena resident accused of making threats to “harm, rape and kill” 10 people, authorities said.Samuel Trelawney Hughes, 31, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, faces nine counts of making online threats, seven counts of stalking, seven counts of witness tampering and three counts of mailing threatening communications, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.He met his victims through “various social and business settings,” DOJ spokesman Thom mrozek said in a written statement.“The indictment alleges that Hughes – sometimes using his real name and other times using aliases or social media accounts designed to conceal his true identity – sent his victims communications in which he expressed hope they would die or in which he made specific threats to harm them,” Mrozek said.In one instance in October, after one of the victims reported a previous threat to law enforcement officials, Hughes allegedly sent a victim a message reading, in part: “someone I can guarantee will come out and first bash you head in, rape you, slash your throat and burn your car and house,” according to Mrozek.In another message, he allegedly told a victim, “I will rip your (expletive) throat out and stab you in the eyes and put gasoline over your half mutilated body,” Mrozek said.In some cases, “Hughes threatened that contacting the police would lead to the injury or death of the victim or the victims’ loved ones,” according to the criminal complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles.Hughes used online monikers including xavier.herrera666, parsonstheo38, theoparsons4, tony.hawk.exskater, tony.flavelle450, byword.photography, julius.caesar411, charlotte.massey400 and a.total.wanker400, prosecutors said.The FBI began investigating Hughes in May 2019.Separate investigations by police in Pasadena and Los Angeles resulted in his arrest on two separate occasions in June, Mrozek said. But the case is being prosecuted federally, and Hughes was transferred into federal custody late last month pending legal proceedings.If convicted as charged, Hughes faces a maximum potential penalty of 235 years in federal prison.He was scheduled to return to U.S. District Court for an arraignment hearing on Aug. 13. HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Rapid Retail, a leading British supplier of pop-up shops and kiosks, has become a franchisee of Surf’n’Fries!

first_imgRapid Food & Beverage offers complete catering solutions for sporting events (football, cricket, rugby, horse racing) as well as festivals which is a significant fact, because so the Surf’n’Fries brand will be positioned and have sales on the largest European stadiums, such as Stade de Francea, Old Trafford, Camp Nou and many others. This is great big news that we can freely title as “Breakthrough News” in the title, but this time in a positive context, especially because it is a franchise from Croatia, and this job will certainly be a “game changer” and accelerate the spread Surf’n’Fries brand on the global stage. SURF’N’FRIES SELF-SERVICE POTATO MACHINES AS A GAME CHANGER IN THE QSR SEGMENT As the owners of the license for the popular European fast food brand Surf’n’Fries, Rapid F&B will bring its customers a fresh and innovative catering concept of the chain, Rapid F&B points out in its announcement and added: “Each Surf’n’Fries unit offers a wide range of quality food, and combined with excellent customer service, attractive modern branding and an award-winning solution, “one-handed meal” packaging allows customers to hold fries, side dishes, two sauces and drinks in one hand – which makes it ideal for visitors on the go” We know that the extra spending associated with football and Europe’s modern stadiums is an extremely important part of selling every football game and the lives of fans. Not to mention European festivals, which are in the very DNA of Surf’n’Fries business philosophy. / / / SURF’N’FRIES SELF-SERVICE POTATO MACHINES AS A GAME CHANGER IN THE QSR SEGMENT Surf’n’Fries is a brand that originated in Rijeka 12 years ago from a small store, and today Surf’n’Fries fries and stories are present in over 20 countries with hundreds of partners. Just a month ago I wrote about fourth innovation from Čolak’s workshop – Surf’n’Fries the first automated machine for making and selling fries. The first such automated machine for making potatoes in the world was already set up on the beach in Crikvenica this summer, and within just 35 seconds it will throw out fresh and hot potatoes with sauce. And this innovation will also make a big step forward in the global industry in the QSR segment (quick service restaurant franchise ). Rapid Retail, a leading UK supplier offering complete catering solutions (shops, kiosks and pop ups) for sporting and festival events across the UK and France, has become Surf’n’Fries franchisee! “We are thrilled to have discovered an exciting new partnership with Surf’n’Fries – which is the first in a growing portfolio of brands we will be. work with. Our goal is to bring great food to stadiums. The quality of Surf’n’Fries food is exceptional, and the unique “all in one hand” packaging fits perfectly for eating on the go; such as fans in the stands or live events”Said Charlie Daffern, European Business Development Manager at Rapid, which has extensive experience in the retail and hospitality sectors. How to make an innovation when it comes to fries? And not one, but even four, find out in the article about the story of the character and work of Andrija Čolak, ie the Surf’n’Fries brand.last_img read more

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Cleaners Advertise in the Fish Market

first_imgThe plot of this science project seems made for Disney animation, a fishy version of Aesop’s parable of Androcles and the lion.  There are fish that will clean parasites out of the mouths and gills of their predators without getting eaten (see 01/13/2003 headline).  How these “cleaner fish” and their clients developed this risky relationship, a classic example of mutualistic symbiosis in which both parties benefit from the transaction, has long been a puzzle.  Alexandra S. Grutter (U. of Queensland) decided to do a science project on this phenomenon and published her results in the June 22 issue of Current Biology.1  Observing fish species from the Great Barrier Reef under lab conditions, she observed some interesting behavior that she termed “preconflict management strategy.”  It appears that with a bit of Madison-Avenue advertising skill, cleaners know how to clinch a deal in the fish market.    Negotiations and compromises can result in unequal benefits, as in the fable of the contract between the man that needed a fur coat and the bear that needed a meal.  In the case of cleaner fish, Grutter showed experimentally that the “clients” (predators) normally have no qualms about munching on their little dentists.  They did eat the cleaner fish in certain situations without remorse.  The cleaners also have a natural aversion to swimming right into the mouths of their biggest threats, as seen in the fact that related fish won’t come near.  The variables in the experiment were: the parasite load on the client, the client’s hunger level, the cleaner’s hunger level, and the cleaner’s skill at preconflict management strategy.  There’s nothing like a little entertainment to break the ice.  Cleaner fish have mastered the feel-good commercial: they dance.    Grutter observed the cleaner fish approach their dangerous clients with “tactile dancing”; they oscillate their tail fins and gently rub against the predator’s gills and body.  The client, apparently appeased by this show of good will, says, “OK, it’s a deal,” opens its mouth, and both get their satisfaction.  The cleaner fish seem to be able to sense when their clients are hungry, and respond by softening them up with more tactile dancing than usual.  (The cartoon becomes more entertaining at this point.)  But there is still a danger to the little serviceman.  Grutter and others have known that client fish will sometimes exhibit “posing” behavior, posturing themselves in a way that suggests readiness for cleaning.  How does the cleaner know it isn’t a trap?  It would seem the perfect ruse for a hungry predator to lie in wait, saving its energy, advertising itself that it just wants cleaning service, only to clamp its jaws shut on the do-gooders.  (See 04/26/2004 story about why animals rarely lie.)  It’s risky to do business with one’s enemies.  Most surprisingly, at the end of the cleaning, the client, now in a strength position, makes no effort to take advantage of the easy, gullible snack.    How did this mutualism, sometimes termed reciprocal altruism, originate?  Grutter takes issue with the typical game theoretic approach (see 02/10/2004 headline).  Instead, she views her results supporting another approach: “The iterated prisoner’s dilemma has long been used to explain the evolution of cooperation between unrelated individuals, although some of its limitations have been illustrated with the cleaner fish mutualism.  Recently, biological market theory, in which traders exchange goods, services, or both, was proposed as an alternative for understanding cooperation in many systems, including cleaning symbioses.  Client ectoparasites and cleaning services are the main goods traded in the cleaner fish market.”    It takes a skilled salesperson to convince a difficult, dangerous customer that she has a win-win offer that’s too good to refuse.  A Disney rendition of this story, with a timid yet fast-talking cleaner fish doing its little dance to appease the mean ol’ predator and get it to open up, is not hard to visualize.  And what hey, even tough guys need to see a dentist occasionally.  Maybe they fall for the best dancer.1Alexandra S. Grutter, “Cleaner Fish Use Tactile Dancing Behavior as a Preconflict Management Strategy,” Current Biology,Vol 14, 1080-1083, 22 June 2004.Personifying a phenomenon with an analogy does not explain its origin.  Neither game theory nor market theory provide adequate explanations in Darwinian terms for these interesting behaviors.  Fish are not capable of rational thought and market strategy.  If not designed, this behavior must be reducible to genetic and developmental factors.  If the predators always took advantage of the cleaners, there would be none left, and the phenomenon would disappear.  But the present is not the key to the past.  “Obviously, cleaning symbiosis has survival value for both types of species involved,” elaborated Gary Parker, a former evolutionist, in What Is Creation Science? (Master Books, p. 37).  “But does survival value explain the origin of this special relationship?” he asked.  “Of course not.  It makes sense to talk about survival only after a trait or relationship is already in existence.”    In additional articles by Gary Parker, who used to teach evolution as fact, the conundrum posed by cleaning symbioses is acknowledged by Darwinians to be a problem for their theory.  Parker tells how Garrett Hardin, an evolutionist, once presented some startling questions in a Scientific American publication entitled, “Nature’s Challenges to Evolutionary Theory.”  He asked, “Is the evolutionary framework wrong?”  Taking note of the implication of design in such biological phenomena, he further suggested, “Was Paley right?”  Then, with a preconflict management strategy of his own, he proposed a fair deal that could provide a win-win situation for both sides.  He said, “Think about it.”(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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South Africa: keep winning as hosts!

first_img23 June 2010 The government, the organisers, and Bafana Bafana themselves have called on South Africans to continue supporting the 2010 Fifa World Cup, regardless of the fact that the national team is now out of the tournament. “This is still our World Cup,” President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. “We are enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Bafana Bafana played with style and belief to score South Africa’s first ever win over France in Mangaung/Bloemfontein on Tuesday. However, the 2-1 victory left them placed third in Group A, level with Mexico on four points, but losing out only on goal difference Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan, speaking after the match, said he did not believe that South Africa’s exit would affect the overall success of the tournament. “It may be over for Bafana Bafana, but it is not over for South Africa,” Jordaan said. “This is still South Africa’s World Cup. We are not going home; the World Cup is happening in our home.” Jordaan also thanked South Africans for the tremendous support they have shown for the South African team. “The passion and enthusiasm we have seen across the length and breadth of South Africa in recent weeks has made this tournament truly come alive for locals and visitors alike,” he said. “South Africans have already proven their support for Team South Africa,” Jordaan added. “Without millions of them we would not have delivered 10 world-class stadiums, opened new airports, highways and train stations in record time or welcomed hundreds of thousands of new visitors to our country. We would not have already hosted more than half of the World Cup matches successfully. “I remain confident that South Africans will continue to be fantastic hosts for the next two-and-a-half weeks, and make the most of this incredible time in our country’s history.” Jordaan said support for the tournament to date had met all expectations, with a total of 1 570 447 people attending the first 32 matches (an average of 49 076 per match). More than a million people have watched the matches at the 10 Fifa Fan Fests in South Africa, and hundreds of thousands more have watched the games in public viewing areas around the country, with World Cup matches also shattering television audience records in the country. Bafana Bafana player Siboniso Gaxa, speaking after the game, also urged South Africans to continue supporting the tournament. “It’s the first time that South Africa is united like this,” Gaxa said. “Football has brought South African people together, which is amazing. “I want to thank them – I’m very grateful that we’re surrounded by such people, and to everyone who has been supporting us, thank you very much, and I hope you’ll keep on supporting the World Cup.” SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Building weather resilience for a stronger 2020

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Weather has always been one of the most variable factors in farming, but 2019 has been an extreme example. Heavy rains. Flooding. Storms. Tornadoes. While this year’s growing season has been anything but typical, there are valuable lessons to learn in preparation for a successful 2020.With climate and weather trends continuously evolving, there are actionable strategies and tools to help build resilience against weather extremes next year and into the future.Resilience-building strategies:1. Expect extremes.“This spring was extreme, but it certainly fits the trend,” said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist with The Ohio State University Extension. “Farmers can go into next year thinking about 2019 as an example of the types of conditions we see in all long-term trends moving toward with the understanding that more of these events are expected in the future.”2. Use long-range weather forecasts.“Looking at short-range weather doesn’t offer much help when making proactive management decisions,” said Noah Freeman, Digital Ag Technical Lead at AgReliant Genetics. “You need to look at long-term patterns and climate trends to determine the best windows for planting and harvest. This also helps identify potential issues before they arise so you can implement management strategies and mitigate issues early on. For example, if it’s a cold spring, you might think about using different seed treatments than normal. If a wet, warm June or July is predicted, you may consider extra fungicide applications to get ahead of disease development. There are a number of management decisions like this you can start thinking about earlier when using long-range weather forecasts.”3. Implement conservation strategies that strengthen soils.“A lot of the actionable steps being taken for improved water quality and soil health are also good strategies for building resilience to weather trends which, in general, is more water. For example, there are a lot of farmers who have added tile to control water in periods of heavy rainfall. Cover crops and no-till also improve soil structure and stability, which helps to build resilience to extreme rainfall and wet conditions,” Wilson said.4. Improve in-field efficiencies.“As you’re considering weather trends, look for windows of opportunity. We’re looking at narrower and narrower windows for critical times like spring planting, so identify optimal windows early and be prepared to maximize that limited timeframe,” Freeman said.Tools and Technologies:Ohio Applicator Forecast uses a runoff risk model to help nutrient applicators identify times when the weather risk for applying is low. Created by the National Weather Service, this tool uses precipitation, temperature and snowmelt data to estimate the amount of water in each area. Those factors are then combined with soil characteristics to determine how much should soak into the ground and how much should flow over the surface.Field Application Resource Monitor (FARM) is a real-time and historical climate information tool used to determine fertilizer and manure application timing based on precipitation forecasts. FARM also utilizes a database of historical forecasts, allowing users to search and compare previous dates.Midwest Climate Hub is an online resource created by the USDA to provide growers with science-based, region-specific information and technologies for climate-informed decision-making. Their Adaptation Workbook is a popular tool that provides users with a flexible, logical process for developing and implementing a custom adaptation plan to help achieve management objectives in the face of a changing climate.Find more tips for navigating future weather challenges here.last_img read more

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jStat: It’s Like R for JavaScript

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#hack#Tools klint finley Related Posts center_img jStat is a JavaScript library for statistical operations. It aims to provide a JavaScript-based alternative to MATLAB or R. The documention is unfinished, leaving the range of features unclear. But it’s has potential.“It’s certainly not a full-fledged stats package in the same sense as R or SPSS or SAS,” says R developer Ed Borasky. “But the trend is clearly towards building statistics and visualization software in JavaScript.” Borasky’s mantra is “Perl is the past, R, Ruby, Python, PHP and Java are the present, and JavaScript is the future.”Pseudosavant and Sylvester are other mathematics libraries for JavaScript.There are also numerous libraries for creating charts and visualizations, including DojoX DataChart, Flot and gRaphaël. You can find a list of libraries here. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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London Olympics: Wishes flow for medal winner Mary Kom

first_imgWomen’s boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday secured at least a bronze medal for herself and India by entering the semi-finals of the 51kg category.In one of the first reactions to Mary Kom’s bronze medal win, her sister said she was “happy with the brilliant fight”.last_img

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BCCI declares Sawai Mansingh Stadium stadium unfit for Irani Trophy match

first_imgCaught between the Congress-ruled government, the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and the Rajasthan State Sports Council (RSSC), the Sawai Mansingh Stadium stadium, which was till recently rated among the top four cricket grounds in India, now lies in a shambles.Adding to the ignominy is the fact that now the ground will not host the Irani Trophy match scheduled to take place between September 21 and 25. BCCI Grounds and Pitches Committee chairman V. Sundaram inspected the ground on September 8 and declared the stadium unfit for the match.The ruling has deprived the home team – which had won the Ranji Trophy twice in a row and were to face the Rest of India in the match – of the benefit of playing on home turf.Last month, the RSSC had taken over the ground and had barred the RCA from carrying out any maintenance work at the stadium. The council is headed by Shiv Charan Mali who enjoys the status and facilities of a minister of state thanks to his proximity to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.Ever since Mali took over two years ago, the council’s questionable decisions, such as locking the gates for cricketers prior to crucial practice sessions, denying entry to trucks bringing repair material etc, have led to the once internationally known stadium to become the laughing stock of the cricketing fraternity.Even though the local media and the RCA had warned that preventing routine repair works from being carried out at the stadium would result in the ground being declared unfit for the Irani Trophy match cut no ice with Gehlot’s men. Incessant rains necessitated that the ground be taken care of in a professional manner. However, that didn’t happen. The ground was handed to the RCA a little before the inspection was to be carried out. By then the “unfit” verdict for the stadium was a foregone conclusion.advertisementThough Mali is being blamed for this fiasco, the RCA, headed by CP Joshi, the union surface transport minister, is not doing any wonders either. Joshi has been unable to decide if he wants to run it professionally or just remain a figurehead. A non-entity, KK Sharma, a junior officer with the state government, is the RCA secretary. Like Mali, he isn’t also known for his vision or professionalism either.While Joshi and Gehlot remain at loggerheads due to state politics, Mali is busy queering the pitch for Joshi. In turn, Joshi’s indecisiveness has added to the RCA and thus cricket’s misfortune.Amid all this, cricket lovers are recalling the times when BJP’s Vasundhara Raje was chief minister and under her patronage Lalit Modi had helped bring the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on par with international standards.With the Irani Trophy cancelled, the biggest losers amid all this is the Rajasthan home team and the cricket lovers.last_img read more

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