Joy rider crashes SUV into school library

first_imgPICO RIVERA – A teenager joy-riding in his mother’s sport utility vehicle lost control and slammed into the wall of Rivera Middle School’s library, leaving students unable to use the facility, school officials said Wednesday. “You don’t expect to have a car drive into your school library – that’s not a typical occurrence at a school site,” Rivera Principal Andrew Alvidrez said. “We are looking into what we need to do next.” The impact of the crash knocked books across the room, crumbled shelves and spread concrete and wood debris all over the library, Alvidrez said. Administrators at the school on Citronell Street closed the library, likely through the rest of this week. Alvidrez estimated it could cost anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000 to repair the damaged wall. However, officials Wednesday were seeking permission from a structural engineer to operate one half of the library that did not sustain damage. If the engineer approves it, half of the library might open this afternoon. “Otherwise, we will move books to another room,” said Alvidrez. For the students, many of whom are in an accelerated reading program, having daily access to the library is essential, sixth-grade teacher Lourdes Torres said. “This is definitely a loss. The kids here count on their library,” she said. Sixth-grade student Marlee Rangel called the loss of library “kind of harsh.” “Kids here really need to check out books from the library,” she said. Police said they believe the 17-year-old boy involved in the crash was driving his mother’s Ford Explorer. He was driving on Danbridge Street when he lost control of the vehicle at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Deputy Mark Contreras of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. The boy left the scene. However, after deputies contacted the vehicle’s registered owner, the boy and one of his parents returned to the crash scene, said Contreras. He was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run and was released to his parents’ custody. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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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QPR are struggling but Vargas and Fer can inspire them to beat Villa

first_imgQPR are bottom of the table and struggling – but they are favourites to win Monday’s clash with Aston Villa at Loftus Road.Rangers haven’t won in five Premier League matches and Harry Redknapp’s side remain 2/1 to finish bottom and 4/7 to be relegated.But despite the defeat, last Sunday’s showing against Liverpool was their strongest performance of the season so far and we reckon they can record just a second league success of the campaign.They are 7/5 to pick up all three points, with Villa 12/5 and the draw 11/5.Despite impressive wins against Liverpool and Stoke in the opening weeks of the season, Villa have gone off the boil and if QPR repeat the commitment they showed last time out, they will surely run out winners.Eduardo Vargas is the 5/1 favourite to open the scoring after netting twice last week and he is 7/1 to score back-to-back-braces and 9/5 to score at any time during the game.Vargas looks a big price at 14/1 to be named the man of the match, while Leroy Fer is likely to be a handful in midfield and is an attractive 8/1 with BetVictor.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.com.Be lucky.CharlieFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Pick n Pay in Zimbabwe expansion deal

first_img10 April 2013 South African retailer Pick n Pay is expanding its presence in Zimbabwe through its partnership with TM Supermarkets, a subsidiary of Meikles Limited, by investing US$25-million to upgrade the chain to international standards. There are 50 TM Supermarkets across Zimbabwe, including two which already carry the Pick n Pay name at the Kamfinsa and Westgate shopping centres in the country’s capital, Harare. Pick n Pay has owned a 49% stake of TM Supermarkets since November 2010, and has provided operational support through a skills development programme to equip the Zimbabwean local team with international best practice. “[It is] wonderful news for stakeholders as it will re-position TM Supermarkets as a leader in a very competitive industry,” executive chairperson of Meikles Limited, John Moxon, said in a statement last week. “Precise timelines are not yet finalised but we shall both renovate current stores throughout the country and open new ones initially in Harare, to world-class standards.” The investment and refurbishment follows the chain’s six-fold increase in profits through improved management practices and better stock control, merchandising and buying strategies. “The $25-million investment, together with a substantial internal generation of cash from increased earnings, will soon be available for the renovation of existing supermarkets and the addition of new opportunities,” Moxon said. The performance of the two existing Pick n Pay stores also contributed to the chain’s positive bottom line, and helped enable the refurbishment. “These programmes will be accelerated substantially in 2013.” Pick n Pay currently operates 95 stores in Africa, the latest of which was opened in Luanshya in Zambia on 22 March. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Backups Get Sexy with Quanp’s 3D Storage Service

first_imgThen, depending on your computer (Mac or PC), you can either download the Windows-only desktop client or head over to the online service at quanp.net. Unfortunately, non-Windows users using the online service miss out on the sexiest thing about this new service: the 3D file browser.For Windows UsersIn the Windows desktop client, you browse through your files using its visually stunning interface. Although pretty, visual browsing isn’t always the most efficient way to locate a particular file, so quanp’s software also lets you search by keyword, tag, date, and more. The client even includes a basic reader for Microsoft Office files so you can see the content without having to launch the office software. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Sexy, But Useful?For the most part, a lot of what makes quanp fun to use is its visual eye candy. However, for users of the free Windows Live service, there may be some hesitation in switching. Although lacking a drag-and-drop widget of its own, Windows Live users can upload both photos and videos to online services using Photo Gallery software – and not just to the online service provided by Windows Live, but to flickr, Facebook, and YouTube as well (the last two via plugins). They can also tag files, identify faces, edit photos, and browse through files – just not in glorious 3D. Of course there are plenty of other online storage services out there, but Windows Live is the most apt comparison since it, like quanp, is a combination of desktop software and an online component – a “software + services” arrangement. Most other online storage services either don’t offer desktop tools at all or don’t offer tools that also function as a way to elegantly browse and edit your files. To determine if quanp is the better choice for you, think about whether you need to upload more than just photos or videos – if so, then quanp will work (although visual search of docs isn’t quite as fun). Also of note, quanp offers 10 GB to Windows Live’s 25 GB. However, the company plans to offer graded pricing in the future for additional storage, but no official decision has yet been made on exactly what that will be.Of course, for some early adopters, “sexy” beats “practical” any day. If that describes you, then you should sign up for the quanp beta here. (But sorry world – the beta is U.S.-only!) Quanp, a new service from office electronics company Ricoh, has just launched a beta of their online storage system which offers an interesting twist to the usual backup services: a visual search tool that displays your data in 3D. The 3D viewer is actually a desktop application designed for Windows PCs, but Mac users aren’t entirely out of luck – there is an online version of the service, too. Once we got past the site’s terrible name (short for “quantum paper” – huh?) and focused on what it was offering, we were intrigued. Using a desktop widget called quanp drop, you simply drag-and-drop files from your computer to the online service, be them documents, photos, mp3s, or whatever else you want. It’s a similar concept to the widget used by file-sharing service Dropbox; but unlike the Dropbox widget, installed via an executable file, quanp’s widget is powered by Adobe AIR. You can even pick which style you want to use for your icon. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… For Mac UsersNon-Windows users can use the online site to browse through files, but there’s nothing all that exciting about this part of the service. It doesn’t even offer an web version of the 3D interface. However, you can view files and their metadata, share them with others, plus upload or download files using buttons provided on the site. Tags:#Product Reviews#storage#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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After Effects Quick Tip: Creating a Viewfinder

first_imgLearn how to design and animate a live-action viewfinder UI for your videos in After Effects.If you’re a videographer, then you know that it is unrealistic to capture a shot including your camera’s user interface. The best way to create a camera viewfinder onscreen is in post-production. However, recreating your camera’s viewfinder can be daunting, especially when you look at your camera’s UI and see all of the elements of a professional display.This After Effects tutorial will show you how to create the UI elements of your camera’s viewfinder, how to animate specific parameters, and how to add camera movement to a still photo. After a quick watch, you should be able to tackle any type of user interface.Download Photography HUD Free Project FileFollow along with the tutorial above by downloading the free Photography HUD project file. Simply click the download button below.DOWNLOAD PHOTOGRAPHY HUD PROJECT FILEStep-by-Step Process for Creating a ViewfinderAnalyze your camera’s UI and look at all of the elements you need. If you don’t have your camera on hand, do a quick search for “camera interface.”In After Effects, take each element one at a time and create the necessary shapes.Once all of your elements (shapes and text) are ready, arrange each graphic into the correct position to make your viewfinder.Animate graphics as you see fit — for example: auto focus points, exposure controls, and depth of field.(Optional) Add a camera shake effect to the position parameter to your video. Alt-click the stop watch next to position and type in “wiggle(.5,30).”Photography Viewfinder HUDs in RocketstockIf you are in a hurry and need viewfinder graphics ASAP, check out Info Plates, an exclusive Photography HUD After Effects template on our sister site Rocketstock. In addition to a traditional photography HUD, Info Plates has modern photography and video camera HUDs. Here’s a quick demo of Info Plates in-action. Know any post-production UI tips? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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Froome on brink of fourth Tour de France crown

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet 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 “It’s something special for me today. After the stage when I went alone I was thinking, ‘I have to do something nice again’.“Today I got more luck than the other stage, I’m really happy about this.”In what has been the closest Tour battle in years, the top three riders started the day separated by less than 30 seconds, building hope for a grandstand finale in the steamy southern port city ahead of Sunday’s procession into Paris.But any such romantic notions of Frenchman Bardet overturning his 23sec deficit to Froome had disappeared long before the end of Saturday’s 22.5km race against the clock, which began and ended in Marseille’s iconic Velodrome football stadium.Bardet started the day second overall but only narrowly escaped the double humiliation of being pushed off the podium by Landa and overtaken by a charging Froome, who started his time-trial two minutes after the Frenchman.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Froome reached the first time check after 10.2km in second place, two seconds behind team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski, with Bodnar third at 6sec.By then it was already clear there would be no grandstand finish as Uran was 23sec down on Froome having begun with a 29sec deficit, while Bardet had given up 44sec to the British leader.CrisisBy the second time check, Colombian Uran was starting to gain back a bit of time and looked certain to take second overall.But Bardet was in crisis, already 1min 17sec off Kwiatkowski, who still had the best time at the second check, although only fractions of a second ahead of Spanish veteran Alberto Contador, after 15.6km and the climb up to the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica, with Froome fourth at 3sec.Spaniard Landa, who had started the day 1:13 behind Bardet, was now starting to threaten the Frenchman’s podium hopes.At the finish, Uran almost came a cropper, hitting the side boardings on a tight bend in a technical run-in to the Velodrome.It cost him a few seconds but disaster was averted as he stayed upright to finish 31 seconds behind four-time Polish time-trial champion Bodnar, whose strong final section took him a second ahead of Kwiatkowski, the 2014 world road race champion.“Coming second in this race is the most important result in my career,” said Uran, 30, who has also twice finished runner-up at the Giro d’Italia.Landa had finished 51sec back and as Bardet came into the stadium, fans were counting down the seconds to see if he would hang on to third place, while the looming yellow-clad figure of Froome lurked in his rear-view mirrors. Bardet finished 2:02 behind Bodnar to hold onto third by a single second while Froome crossed the line moments later, to claim third place on the stage and secure a fourth Tour title.“I’m at my limit, I’m tired, I gave everything,” said the 26-year-old.“I’m delighted to have given it everything and there’s a little bit of success in having saved a podium place.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ “It’s incredible, the atmosphere here in Marseille, it’s massive being here in the stadium,” said Froome, 32, who will nonetheless finish without a stage win this year.“It’s the Tour de France, you can’t always win everything,” said the Sky team leader.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 had to put in the effort over three weeks and that’s what we did.”For Bodnar, it was sweet revenge have come within a few hundred metres of a solo victory on stage 11, before he was caught by a charging peloton and Marcel Kittel took the sprint finish. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Great Britain’s Christopher Froome wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey competes in a 22,5 km individual time-trial, the twentieth stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 22, 2017 in and around Marseille, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOISChris Froome all but secured a fourth Tour de France title by finishing third in Saturday’s 20th stage time-trial in Marseille as Maciej Bodnar took the stage victory.Rigoberto Uran moved into second overall at 54 seconds, set to be the tightest winning margin of Froome’s four Tour successes, while Romain Bardet held on for third by just one second ahead of Mikel Landa.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas ‘has to finish strong’ as PH faces Iran in Jones Cup closer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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