Avalanche debris found as search continues for US Marine lieutenant from Camp Pendleton missing after 10-day ski trip

first_img1st Marine Division/Facebook(INDEPENDENCE, Calif.) — Search-and-rescue teams looking for a Marine missing after a scheduled backcountry ski trip in the central California mountains located debris from an avalanche as they climbed to the peak of the mountain.First Lt. Matthew Kraft was planning to hike the Kearsarge Pass trail on Feb. 24 and was scheduled to end his trip on March 4 or March 5 near Bridgeport, California, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.His car was located late Friday, but rescue teams have still not located the serviceman, according to the Inyo County Sheriff.When Kraft’s father didn’t hear from his son, who is based at Camp Pendleton, by last Monday, he contacted the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.“One of our Marines, 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft, has been reported missing to local law enforcement after missing his return date from a recreational skiing and hiking trip on the Sierra High Route,” the division wrote on Facebook page.After days of searching the trails, Kraft’s vehicle was located by Inyo Search and Rescue on Friday night near Lower Grays Meadows, close to Independence, according to a press release issued on Saturday by the county’s sheriff.The rescue team deployed a snowcat “to rope-tow search and rescue team members on skis up to the Onion Valley parking area” ahead of another winter storm this weekend, according to the press release.The search and rescue team found “recent avalanche debris” when they reached about 8,000 feet, about 2 miles from the Kearsarge trailhead, according to the sheriff’s office. Evidence of other smaller avalanches was also observed, the update stated.Searches on Sunday will be primarily air-based due to avalanche concerns, authorities said.Mono County Sheriff initiated a forensic cell phone analysis and determined the phone was used in the Independence area, according to the sheriff’s office.The search expanded with the Inyo County and Fresno County Sheriff’s Offices. The California Highway Patrol, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Madera County Sheriff’s Office, the Marines Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center are all assisting in the search, with the Fresno County Sheriff and the Air National Guard providing aerial support.Authorities are also looking for help from the public, asking anyone with information regarding Kraft’s case to call Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at 760-878-0383, option 4; Mono County Sheriff’s Office at 760-932-7549, option 7; or Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at 559-600-8400.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Associate Director of Bands

first_imgPreferredQualificationsAt leastthree years of successful teaching experience. The LSJUMB is seeking an energetic,creative, and inspiring educator to join our team as the AssociateDirector of Bands. This role will work collaboratively with theDirector of Bands to support the Leland Stanford Junior UniversityMarching Band in both administrative and educational capacities.The Associate Director of Bands is a member of the ExternalRelations team in the Department of Athletics, Physical Educationand Recreation (DAPER) and reports directly to the Director ofBands. This is a two-year fixed-term position with opportunity forrenewal at the department’s discretion. Why Stanford is foryou: StanfordUniversity has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world.Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff.We seek talent driven to impact the future of ourlegacy. Our culture and uniqueperks empower you with: Additional duties mayinclude:Oversee andadminister creative and academic activities by evaluating academicprograms, making recommendations that impact policies and programs,and coordinating and implementing changes.Collect andanalyze data, create reports, review and explain trends todetermine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternativesolutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of theprogram.Monitorexpenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Makerecommendations on funding based on program spend.May engagein the training and support of student leaders. Your responsibilitiesinclude:TheAssociate Director of Bands will primarily be responsible for theteaching and administration of music courses. Specific teachingresponsibilities include providing large group, sectional, andapplied instruction to band members with a wide range of musicalexperience. This position will assist the Director of Bands indeveloping course curriculum and will make recommendations forcourse improvement.Incollaboration with the Director of Bands, the Associate Director ofBands will write and edit content for proposals, and programactivities. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e.,may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants,and/or summarize data for grant support).Thisposition will also organize and/or participate in performances atsporting events, rallies, and other outreach activities, and willdevelop communications for internal and external constituencies. The Associate Director represents the LSJUMB as a key contactand subject matter expert within the department. Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities*Demonstratedoral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area ofspecialization.Ability tooversee and provide basic direction to staff.Demonstratedability to work cohesively with diverse groups of individuals.Ability tofrequently stand/walk/sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.Occasionally write by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh>40 pounds. Ability to use voice to presentinformation/communicate with others.May requiretravel and work during evenings and weekends to assist withevents. The Leland Stanford JuniorUniversity Marching Band:The Leland Stanford JuniorUniversity Marching Band (LSJUMB) is one of the most widelyrecognized college marching bands in existence. Billed as “TheWorld’s Largest Rock and Roll Band”, the organization has a longhistory of creating memorable high energy performances at StanfordAthletic events, as well as rallies both on and off campus. Theorganization has a long history of eschewing the typical traits ofmarching bands, instead choosing to embrace the use ofnon-traditional instruments and uniforms, scattering instead ofmarching, and welcoming all interested students into the band,regardless of previous musical experience. To be successful inthis role, you will have:Education andExperienceA master’sdegree in the field of music and two years of successful teachingexperience, or combination of education, training, and relevantexperience. *Consistent with itsobligations under the law, the University will provide reasonableaccommodation to any employee with a disability who requiresaccommodation to perform the essential functions of his/her/theirjob. DAPER’sIntegrity: Thisposition, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsiblefor the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics programand for the reputation of Stanford University. This position isresponsible for assuring that his/her/their involvement withAthletics Department activities maintains the integrity of theUniversity’s reputation and does not negatively impact therelationship between the University and its faculty, staff,students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply withUniversity policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules andregulations. Freedom togrow. We offer career development programs,tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, filmscreening, or listen to a renowned author or global leaderspeak.A caringculture. We provide superb retirement plans,generous time-off, and family care resources.A healthieryou. Climb our rock wall or choose fromhundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercisefacilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.Discovery andfun. Stroll through historic sculptures,trails, and museums.Enviableresources. Enjoy free commuter programs,ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!last_img read more

Beverly Hills mansion with ties to 1MDB masterminds sells for $27M

first_imgJho Low, Riza Aziz and Mohamed Hadid with the Trousdale Estates mansion (Photos via Getty, Redfin)A Trousdale Estates mansion in Beverly Hills that was built in part with money stolen in the 1MDB scandal just sold for $27.4 million.In the latest sale, Steven Gilfenbain bought the 13,000-square-foot mansion at 912 North Hillcrest Road, according to the Los Angeles Times. He is founder of the grape distribution company Stevco Inc. The home had hit the market last summer for $30 million.The story of the property starts in 2007, when spec mansion developer Mohamed Hadid bought the property for one of his spec projects. He built an Egyptian-themed home — pyramid included — and sold it to now-infamous fugitive Jho Low.912 North Hillcrest Road (Redfin)U.S. and Malaysian law enforcement allege Low was the mastermind behind a years-long scheme that laundered $4.5 billion from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.Low used the stolen funds to buy numerous pricey properties around L.A. and the country. The federal government seized those it could and has been auctioning them to recoup money for victims of the fraud.Low later transferred the Trousdale Estates property to his partner, Riza Aziz, who was later charged with laundering $250 million from 1MDB. Aziz and Low worked together often, most notably producing Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” that starred Leonardo DiCaprio.Aziz reportedly spent around $40 million rebuilding and adding onto the mansion with plans to gift it to his stepfather, but he didn’t finish before the federal government charged him for his role in the scandal. He pleaded not guilty, but agreed to return $107 million in assets.As part of that deal, he sold the North Hillcrest home for $19 million to a Delaware-based limited liability company. The new owner finished construction, cleaned up landscaping, and cleared out the construction equipment that was reportedly left on site. The home has six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms on over an acre of land. Westside Agency’s Fred Bernstein and Ethan Peskowitz had the listing. Westside’s Orah Nassirzadeh brought the buyer. [LAT] — Dennis Lynch This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

IHF Super Globe 2014: Easy start for Barca

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail China to host the first Women’s Super Globe in 2019 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFC Barcelona began the defending of the title at IHF Super Globe 2014 by beating Al Saad 34:25 (17:12). Team of Xavi Pascual had easy job against the first rival in Doha, but more serious tasks wait Spanish champions in upcoming days…25 – AL SAAD (12+13):Slahdji, Elfakharany (2), Saied (1), Kenaoui (2), Tomic (5), Omahic (4), Kevic (3) – siete inicial- Alkrad (p.s.), Banhour (5), Al Abdulla, Alsayyad (3), Albishi (-), Alghamdi (-), Alshammari (-) y Ramazan (-).34 – BARCELONA (17+27):Saric; Entrerrios (1), Sirgurdsson(6) , Karabatic 3), Lazarov (6), Saubich (1), Noddesbo -siete inicial- Pérez de Vargas (p.s.), Tomas (4), Sorhaindo (2), Arindo (2), Gurbindo (5), Rutenka (2), Sarmiento (2), Morros (-) y Jallouz (-).Preview for Monday, 8 September:The schedule:2PM: Sydney University – FC Barcelona4 PM: Taubate – El-Jaish6 PM: Al-Sadd – Esperance8 PM: Al-Ahli – Flensburg Recommended for you IHF Super Globe winners: Spain VS Germany 8:3 IHF Super Globe between 2019 and 2022 in Saudi Arabia Click to comment Related Items:IHF Super Globe Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

NAT Group to launch Cardiff Fflecsi DRT on 29 June

first_imgNAT Group is to trial a demand responsive transport (DRT) service in Cardiff called Fflecsi. The pilot will start on 29 June and last for three months. It will replace the operator’s existing scheduled G1 service between Gabalfa and Gwaelod y Garth.The trial follows the Fflecsi concept’s successful introduction in other parts of Wales. Customers will request a pick-up from stops along the G1 route via app or by contacting a customer call centre.Says NAT Group Managing Director Adam Keen: “With current restrictions limiting passenger numbers, public transport companies are having to continually adapt their offerings. NAT Group is going above and beyond to improve our service and to create new provisions for both existing and potential customers.“This is the first DRT trial in Cardiff, and pleasingly NAT Group is at the forefront of innovation. We are committed to finding new ways of travelling for those who live and work in South Wales.”The Fflecsi pilot in Cardiff will be provided in partnership with Cardiff Council and Transport for Wales (TfW). It will utilise a branded Optare Solo.TfW Chief Executive James Price adds: “Fflecsi is an exciting trial for us as we continue to transform public transport in Wales. The pilot will offer the opportunity to look at a new way of operating, and in the current circumstances, it will allow bus companies to move people while maintaining a social distance.”Earlier in June, NAT Group launched its TrawsHafren service between Chepstow and Bristol. It operates to a fixed timetable, but it also allows customers to pre-book seats in advacelast_img read more

Call for one-year testing exemption for ‘highly compliant’

first_imgThe difficulty of returning heavy vehicle testing to normal in the wake of a temporary halt earlier this year has been underlined by a call from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) for a long-term “resilient solution”  that involves a one-year exemption for highly compliant operators.FTA says that a backlog of up to 250,000 heavy vehicle tests will be caused by DVSA’s decision to temporarily remove its staff from Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) in March. Testing has since resumed, but at a reduced capacity.As a result, FTA has written to Transport Minister Baroness Vere to request that highly compliant operators, such as those that are members of DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme or those with a green OCRS score, can move from the current short exemption period to a one-year exemption. FTA has confirmed that its proposal for a one-year exemption captures PSVs.“Demand can be relieved if the government says that under these extreme circumstances, the lowest risk operators – and particularly those that qualify for Earned Recognition – should be taken out of the system for 2020,” says Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy James Firth. “Otherwise, we fear that the testing system will not cope.”One-year testing exemption avoids worst case scenario: FTAMr Firth adds that in a worst-case scenario, temporary exemptions may have to be issued for such a length of time that some high-risk operators’ vehicles could go without a test for 24 months.An earlier communication from DVSA had indicated that it plans to continue issuing three-month temporary exemptions until March 2021.Under those proposals, heavy vehicles that come due for test as part of their normal schedule until the end of March 2021 will be awarded one three-month extension. Of those that have already been issued exemptions, only those originally due for test in April 2020, and those due in March 2020 that were not tested, will receive two extensions, to October and September respectively.The plans from DVSA show that from April 2021, no further exemptions will be awarded and that the testing schedule will return to normal from that point.The ATF Operators Association (ATFOA) has repeatedly called into question whether DVSA will be able to supply enough testing capacity in months where exemptions mean that an inflated number of tests will fall due.The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has previously suggested that testing capability will be constrained into the autumn. CPT has said that with steps in place to mitigate coronavirus COVID-19, testing capacity runs at around 75% of the norm.DVSA has not confirmed that it shared with at least one trade association its proposals to continue issuing temporary exemptions until March 2021. But the Business and Planning Bill – introduced in late June – contains a clause that would simplify that process.Support for legislative change to permit delegated testingATFOA has continued to advocate the introduction of delegated testing. Under that process, a suitably qualified technician employed by the ATF would carry out the task. It says that if adopted, delegated testing would help to return the backlog to normal by September.Its efforts to secure delegated testing are being supported by Lord Attlee. He has tabled an amendment to the Business and Planning Bill that would permit the Secretary of State for Transport to designate individuals employed by ATFs to carry out testing on some heavy vehicles. That amendment is to be resubmitted to allow delegated testing for PSVs.Speaking to routeone, Lord Attlee says that changes to compliance levels and vehicle standards within the road transport industry mean that there should be no issue with a competent person who is not a DVSA employee undertaking testing.ATFOA Chairman Stephen Smith notes that the odds are against the legislation being changed to allow delegated testing. However, but he says that the Association will continue to highlight what it believes is DVSA’s “flawed logic” of allowing only its own staff to test heavy vehicles.last_img read more

Paul McCartney Talks ‘Ridiculous’ Beatles Classes, Music Industry, & More

first_imgPaul McCartney sat down recently with Impossible.com‘s Lily Cole to discuss song writing, and although McCartney was not able to get to ever question, he was kind enough to post several questions and answers afterwards to his website. This Q and A did not disappoint.When asked about his feelings towards students studying popular music with a focus on the The Beatles, he replied, “For me it’s ridiculous, and yet very flattering. Ridiculous because we never studied anything, we just loved our popular music: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, etc. And it wasn’t a case of ‘studying’ it. I think for us, we’d have felt it would have ruined it to study it. We wanted to make our own minds up just by listening to it. So our study was listening. But to be told – as I was years ago now – that The Beatles were in my kid’s history books? That was like ‘What?! Unbelievable, man!’ Can you imagine when we were at school, finding yourself in a history book?!”In another interesting response, McCartney takes up the evolution of the music “industry.” He says that when The Beatles began their assent to the top that there wasn’t much of an “industry,” per se. “Now it is very much an industrial pursuit. Then it was just a sort of gang of groups that all happened to know each other and play and it was a sort of a more casual scene. Then they started calling it the ‘music business’, but we kind of ignored that word, we didn’t take the word ‘business’ too seriously.” McCartney continues, saying “as it went on and we got more popular and you realised that there was a lot of money involved, ‘business’ and ‘industry’ became how people referred to it. So yeah, it’s just got more serious.”For a complete transcript of the interview visit Paul McCartney’s official website..last_img read more

The Jauntee Reveals Extensive Winter/Spring Tour Dates

first_imgBoston-based jam band up and comers The Jauntee have revealed an extended tour schedule, spanning from mid-February through the beginning of April. The band kicks off their new tour on February 12th in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and has stops planned at the Brooklyn Bowl, Nectar’s and more in the Northeast, before heading out West to Colorado. The tour also sees them play alongside a number of jam favorites, including Formula 5, The Fritz, Sprocket, The Southern Belles, Dangermuffin, Dopapod, LITZ, and Gang of Thieves. Don’t miss out!Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for further details.last_img

Volunteers Take Over Rural Newspaper After it Folds

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore They’ll just publish the newspaper themselves! When a rural CO weekly folds, volunteers step up to fill void, forming a non-profit and doing anything they can so they don’t lose their paper. (Read more in the LA Times)  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Senate requests ID card access policy info, debates allocation of funds

first_imgWednesday’s weekly Senate meeting started with a unified resolve to request information on the ID Card access policy and ended with postponing an ongoing debate over club and student union funds. The senate first passed a resolution which formally requests the Division of Student Affairs to release and share any and all unclassified statistics, studies, and/or documentation from the process by which the Division of Student Affairs analyzed, deliberated and implemented the new ID Card Access Policy.“We’ve actually delayed this a couple of months now,” sophomore and Alumni senator Jack Rotolo said. “We wanted to make sure we took all of the routes we could before passing this resolution.” Last fall, while in discussion with the Division of Student Affairs, associate vice president for residential life Heather Rakoczy Russell said she “would not be able to share the benchmarking and National Best Practices” sources used in consideration for the newly instated policy. “We’re asking for the documents directly,” Rotolo said. “This will go to Student Affairs Office where it will go to Heather Rakoczy Russell.” Parliamentarian Thomas Davis said the Student Affairs Office doesn’t have to honor the request, but he hopes it will.“We want to be very respectful. We are only asking for information that would be considered public,” Rotolo said in regards to obtaining only non-confidential information.The resolution was passed as well as another resolution concerning the postponement of the student body president and vice president election in the wake of senior Annrose Jerry’s death. The resolution suspends subsections of the constitution regarding the dates for run-off election and re-run-off election debates, and grants the Judicial Council the temporary power to delegate their own dates in light of the election’s overall postponement. The Senate then moved into what became a heated debate over the allocation of funding allowed between the Club Coordination Council (CCC) and other Student Union organizations. As it stands, the Student Body Constitution allows a minimum of 40% of funds to be distributed to clubs and organizations under the CCC, and the remaining 59% of funds from the Financial Management Board (FMB) go to Student Union organizations. The resolution which was debated would change these numbers to a minimum of 46% of funds to be designated for distribution through the CCC and 53% to be available for distribution to remaining Student Union organizations. Initial questioning was directed at CCC president and senior Jordan Isner.“I think the end goal is when we get to a point where clubs and student union (organizations) feel like it’s a balanced amount of funding,” Isner said. “I will say the reason we chose to go to 46% [for clubs] is because it seems not arbitrary … 46% would mean that clubs and the Student Union would be getting about the same amount of money.” Several senators asked if it would possible to ask clubs to fundraise more.“They fundraise a lot … clubs fundraise almost a million dollars each year,” Isner said in response. “Clubs spend a lot of time fundraising, which isn’t the point of a club.”Senators also asked if it would be possible to obtain more money from the FMB, to which Isner said the method had been attempted by the CCC for three years with no success. When the floor was opened to debate, off-campus senator and senior Quentin Colo made a pitch in favor of the resolution. He listed many examples of clubs, such as the Global Medical Brigade, She’s the First and College Mentors for Kids.“There’s 20 plus religious clubs, 10 political clubs, 30 plus cultural clubs,” Colo said. “Clubs are really important — 7,800 students are in clubs and I think there’s a really good case for why clubs should be getting more money.” Junior class council president Sam Cannova had a different take. Cannova presented his case by saying Student Union organizations serve 8,000 students, delivering $54 per student per year on average. He then said that the CCC supports less than half of all clubs.“Even if every student were in a club, and half of these were funded by the CCC, the amount per student is at minimum $93 dollars,” Cannova said.Cannova continued with a breakdown of funds between the CCC and Student Union organizations.“What I’m getting at here is how is the money getting back to the students?” Cannova said. “It seems the Student Union is doing it far more efficiently and using every dollar as well as they can.” Isner responded by saying Cannova’s statistics were misinformed and made without discussion with him or the CCC. Cannova claimed the CCC was not completely transparent with its funding information. “In terms of transparency on the CCC end, I gave a presentation last fall. I asked for any questions and I got none,” Isner said. “… The CCC has closed-door meetings because we can’t give away club financials, but I’m really trying to be as transparent as possible.” Isner continued arguing for the passing of the resolution.“Clubs are never happy with the allocation,” he said. “In a good compromise, both sides should walk away a little bit dissatisfied. In the compromise of allocations, clubs are walking away crying. … Student Union branches aren’t crying when they get their allocations.“… We are not cutting a lot of programming from the Student Union. There’s a lot of unspent money each year. … We are recovering the unspent money and moving it to clubs.” After nearly an hour of debate, the senate moved to postpone the debate and voting on the resolution to next week’s meeting. Tags: Senate, Student governmentlast_img read more