Cadillac SUV collides with Muni bus on Mission and flips — SUV

first_img Email Address A messy scene greeted San Franciscans on Mission Street this morning, following a dramatic collision between a Cadillac SUV and a 14R Muni bus at around 8:20 a.m.Per the driver of the bus, who claimed he had about 50 passengers aboard, the Cadillac collided with the right side of his bus near the traffic light at Mission and Trumbull while both were heading north, toward downtown. After making contact with the bus, the Cadillac purportedly struck a parked Public Works pickup truck and then flipped over.The collision left the SUV riddled with damage and resting on its left side in the midst of traffic. The bus was immobilized a few dozen yards up College Hill on Mission; damage was visible on its right side along the articulated “accordion” section. The rear axle of the DPW truck was noticeably bent. Both it and the SUV were towed, while the bus was driven off under its own power.The bus driver claimed the driver of the Cadillac fled the accident, which was not denied by police on the scene. A Cadillac SUV allegedly sideswiped a 14R Muni bus before flipping over. The incident left visible damage on Muni Bus No. 6727. Photo by Joe Eskenazi.If so, this was an involved move: The SUV was perched upon its driver’s-side door, so exiting the vehicle must have been difficult. The rear window, either via the impact of the collision or a subsequent kick, was shattered.The incident made for an eventful morning for area workers and residents; teachers and administrators at the adjacent Mission YMCA preschool took in the scene alongside seniors delivered to the Y via paratransit, while SFMTA personnel directed traffic.There were no significant injuries, according to police.This is an active case and a breaking story. We will add more as we discover it.Police congregate near the Cadillac SUV that allegedly hit a Muni bus before capsizing. Photo by Joe Eskenazi. center_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterlast_img read more

NHSO looking for alleged armed robbery suspects

first_img The suspects allegedly forced the women into the bathroom and fled on foot in an unknown direction.Brewer said one suspect is a black male between 5′ 8″ and 5′ 10″, weighing between 170 and 200 pounds, wearing a camo jacket, camo gloves, grey pants, white shoes, and a face covering.Reportedly, he was carrying a small black revolver.Related Article: NC teacher charged with threatening to ‘shoot up’ her schoolThe second suspect is described as a white male between 5′ 6″ and 5′ 7″, weighing between 125 and 150 pounds, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, grey hooded sweatshirt drawn over his head, black shoes, and a face covering.Reportedly, he was carrying a large revolver.If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 798-4162. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that allegedly took place Saturday morning at the Speedway gas station at 6769 Gordon Road in Wilmington.According to NHSO spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer, two men entered the gas station and demanded the female clerks give them cash and stole cash and cigarettes shortly after 5 a.m.- Advertisement – last_img read more

CAPE FEAR HISTORY MYSTERIES BurgwinWright House Part 1 2

first_img Check out the video above.Visit every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month for another installment of “Cape Fear History & Mysteries.” 00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not found spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: Burgwin-Wright House Part 13:42CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: Burgwin-Wright House Part 24:38XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A historic home in Wilmington has a long story to tell that includes people behind bars and an execution.WWAY’s Brandon Ewers brings us the story of the Burgwin-Wright House in this week’s Cape Fear History and Mysteries.- Advertisement – last_img read more

NC Senate Libertarian candidate bows out endorses incumbent

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We are less than a week from election day and a heated race for State Senate just got a lot more interesting. The Libertarian candidate taking his hat out of the race to endorse incumbent State Senator Michael Lee.Ethan Bickley announced Wednesday he was supporting the Republican incumbent.- Advertisement – “After meeting with Senator Lee, I am convinced that he should be re-elected and continue the dedicated service he has demonstrated as our State Senator,” said Bickley in an official statement.It comes as thousands of votes have already been cast in New Hanover County.At the start of early voting, New Hanover County voters had three choices to represent them in the State Senate district 9 seat. Republican Incumbent Michael Lee, former Wilmington Mayor Democrat Harper Peterson, and newcomer Libertarian Ethan Bickley a veteran.Related Article: How the FBI used science to identify mail bomb suspect“The endorsement stemmed from basically this is the first time that I’ve ever done anything political and it’s a tough gig,” said Bickley. “So on a human level, Michael Lee reached out to me and asked me for help.”Bickley says he agrees with Lee’s record in the Senate on water safety. That led to his support.“I was as surprised as you,” said Lee’s challenger Peterson. “But I think we’re fine. Six days out and we’re excited about our campaign.”Peterson says he’s not worried about the endorsement swaying voters.“I don’t know what to tell you. I’m sure it would be confusing to Libertarians.”Libertarian State House candidate David Perry taking to social media backtracking his endorsement and saying, “I have no doubt that financial threats and/or incentives factored into this deplorable decision.”“We may not agree on everything politically but we definitely agree on many things,” Bickley said referring to Lee.Bickley says he is unable to commit to the campaign due to new employment opportunities adding that he thought long and hard about whether or not to endorse anyone else in this election.Lee provided this statement to our Andrew James saying in part, “I appreciate Mr. Bickley taking the time to get to know me, the real me and not what the false ads portray.”“I apologize to the Libertarian Party for having to discontinue my campaign,” wrote Bickley in his endorsement statement. “I really wanted to make an impact on my community.  I now feel that by endorsing Senator Lee, my candidacy can still have an impact by asking my supporters to make their votes count.”last_img read more

At least eight injured by suspected bomb blast in Lyon

first_img SharePrint Police officers are seen near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel FoudrotPolice officers are seen near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot At least eight people were injured in a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon on Friday, French officials said.The blast occurred around 5:30 pm local time in a pedestrian street in the city in central France. President Emmanuel Macron, who was beginning a broadcast address as news of the explosion broke, described the incident as an “attack” with no fatalities.BFM TV reported the number of injured as 10, including one child.  Fire brigade vehicles and ambulances are seen near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot Fire brigade vehicles are seen near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot A policeman looks on near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot Police officers are seen near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot Police officers, fire fighters and medics are seen near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel FoudrotWhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Sudan scraps telecoms profit tax

first_imgAdvertisement The government of Sudan has suspended a 30% tax on telecoms profits until the end of 2015, introducing a 2.5% tax on total income in its place, says a statement from the Sudan News Agency (SUNA).In December 2011 Khartoum increased a profit tax on the country’s telecoms operators from 15% to 30%, while a sales and services levy rose from 20% to 30%, in a bid to make up for the loss of oil revenue from the South, which gained independence in July 2011.[related-posts] – Advertisement – It is unclear whether the new 2.5% tax on total income is in addition to, or replaces, the sales tax. A spokesperson for Zain, Sudan’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, said the profit tax exemption would be backdated to 1 January 2013.Two other companies operate in Sudan’s mobile market alongside Kuwaiti-owned Zain, namely South Africa’s MTN Sudan and Sudani, the mobile arm of fixed line incumbent Sudan Telecom Company (Sudatel).Canar Telecommunication Company (Canartel), which is 89%-owned by Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates, also provides fixed telephony services in the country. Recently, the market’s telecoms operators have been hit by the plunging value of the Sudanese pound and a shortage of foreign currency.Source: www.telegeography.comlast_img read more

Flipboard Brings Your Magazines to the Browser

first_imgAdvertisement After three years as a tablet-only app — and later, for smartphones, too — Flipboard is now making its way to the browser. Beginning Tuesday, user-created magazines will begin appearing on, with the rest of the Flipboard experience to roll out later this year or early next year, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue told Mashable in a phone interview Monday.So for the first time, some Flipboard content will be available for viewing on desktops. You will also be able to browse user-created Flipboard magazines on your smartphone or tablet browser.Flipboard is an app that aggregates content from a wide variety of sources, including news websites, social networks and blogs, which you can organize into “flippable,” magazine-style pages. It launched on the iPad not long after Apple released the device in mid-2010, expanding later to the iPhone as well as Android smartphones and tablets. In March, allowed users to not only subscribe to magazine-style feeds, but also create their own. – Advertisement – When developing a browser version, McCue said Flipboard experimented with a number of different layouts, including vertical and horizontal scrolling and a “Snow Fall”-like format on which elements appeared mid-scroll. Ultimately, the team settled on a paginated design essentially identical to the one that appears on Flipboard’s tablet apps. Functionality is currently limited. You can read articles, click through to their original sources and subscribe to magazines, but the ability to Like and comment will be included in a future update, McCue said.I asked McCue whether a full-screen, paginated layout makes sense for desktop readers, who don’t — or can’t — enjoy the same immersive “lean back” experience as tablet readers. He insisted the browser layout allows readers to quickly scan the content of the page and move on.“I think it’s the best way to navigate through large amounts of content quickly,” he said. He also pointed out that windows can be easily resized to take up only part of a screen.The decision to launch only user-created magazines on browsers, rather than than the entire Flipboard experience, is an interesting one. McCue indicated that it is easier for Flipboard to “roll out in pieces,” but I suspect the decision was partly promotional — a way to generate interest in and boost subscriber counts for user-created magazines. In addition to the browser launch, Flipboard also revealed a new category dubbed “Big Ideas” on Tuesday, which features Flipboard’s first dive into original content, including an interview with former Larry King Live host Larry King.When asked about Flipboard’s advertising business, McCue said that momentum has been “just awesome,” and that the company has recently added a number of new advertisers, including Gucci and Bottega Veneta.User numbers are also continuing to rise, recently surpassing the 75 million mark, up from 50 million at the end of March.Credit: Mashablelast_img read more

Spain plane crash linked to datawipe error

first_imgAdvertisement A military plane crash in Spain was probably caused by computer files being accidentally wiped from three of its engines, according to investigators.Plane-maker Airbus discovered anomalies in the A400M’s data logs after the crash, suggesting a software fault.And it has now emerged that Spanish investigators suspect files needed to interpret its engine readings had been deleted by mistake. This would have caused the affected propellers to spin too slowly. – Advertisement – The aeroplane crashed near Seville, during a test flight on 9 May, killing four crew members on board.Several countries that had already accepted deliveries of the plane – including the UK – grounded them following the accident.However, Airbus has announced it plans to fly one of its own A400M aircraft at the Paris Air Show next week.“We have complete confidence in the A400M, and we are delighted to fly our demo as planned,” said Airbus executive Fernando Alonso in a statement.Sources say the focus of the inquiry was a theory that files known as “torque calibration parameters” had been accidentally deleted during a software installation process ahead of the plane’s first flight.Each engine is run by a separate computer called an Electronic Control Unit. The ECUs take the pilot’s inputs and make the engines they control respond in the optimum way.The parameter files are used by the ECUs to interpret sensor readings about the turning force generated by each engine – the torque – which is used to make the attached propellers spin. Without the files, the ECUs cannot make sense of this data.This would explain why three of the plane’s four engines did not respond properly to the crew’s attempts to adjust their power settings shortly after take-off.Via BBClast_img read more

Xiaomi set to release new Smartphone Tablet and possibly Smart Watch

first_imgIn picture: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G smartphone which was launched in August 2014. Xiaomi is poised to release the Redmi Note 2 Pro on Nov. 24 and also expected to unveil the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 along with the Redmi Note 2 Pro.Image Credit: WImages Advertisement Xiaomi is poised to release the Redmi Note 2 Pro on Nov. 24 and the company is also expected to unveil the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 along with the Redmi Note 2 Pro. Now, fresh rumors are indicating that a Xiaomi smartwatch may be the third product that will get unveiled on Nov. 24.Citing a Chinese source, G for Games has reported that a Xiaomi smartwatch is likely to be announced next week. The purported smartwatch is said to be in works since March this year. Rumors are also referring to the alleged smartwatch as “Mi Watch.”Rumors indicate that it will sport a large round dial and will come preinstalled with Android Wear OS or MIUI, proprietary software from Xiaomi. According to Tech Times, the Xiaomi Mi Watch may come with an affordable price tag compared to smartwatches from other brands. – Advertisement – As of this writing, there are no details available on the tech specs of the mysterious Xiaomi smartwatch. Xiaomi Co-Founder Lin Bin has already teased the Redmi Note 2 Pro and the Mi Pad 2 through unofficial photos. However, he has not revealed any information on showcasing a smartwatch at the upcoming launch event.Xiaomi has released an updated version of the original Mi Band fitness device. The new Xiaomi Mi Band 1S that comes with an optical heart rate monitor is now available with a very competitive price tag. Since the company has achieved good success in wearable tech, it is heavily expected to release a smartwatch.[related-posts]Xiaomi Mi 5, the flagship handset from the company is also one of the most awaited smartphones of 2015. It is expected to be the first smartphone to be powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset. The company is expected to unleash it either on Nov. 24 or hold an exclusive launch event on Dec. 3.The coming week will be quite busy for Xiaomi. Rumors have it that the Windows 10 Mobile ROM for Xiaomi Mi 4 users will be also released by Nov. 26, Neowin reported.last_img read more

Uganda Commissions Regions largest Solar Plant in Soroti

first_imgCredit: APO Advertisement Honorable D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy, together with representatives of Access Power, EREN RE and donors celebrated today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti.Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area.The project was developed under the Global Energy Transfer Feed in Tariff (“GET FiT”), a dedicated support scheme for renewable energy projects managed by Germany’s KfW Development Bank in partnership with Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Agency (ERA) and funded by the governments of Norway, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union. The GET FiT programme helps renewable energy sources become more affordable and therefore more accessible in Eastern Africa. – Advertisement – The $19 million Soroti Solar Plant is in part funded by the European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund through the GET FiT Solar Facility equivalent to 8.7 million euros in the form of result-based premium payments per kWh of delivered electricity.The project is financed by a mix of debt and equity with the senior debt facility being provided by FMO, the Netherlands Development Bank, and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF).Credit: APOThe inauguration ceremony was attended by Uganda’s Minister of State for Energy, Ambassadors from the EU, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as key stakeholders from Access Power and EREN RE; TSK, the contractor who built the plant; FMO and Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) as financiers, and other key officials.The H.E. Ambassador Kristian Schmidt, European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda said in his speech: “Uganda is a good place to invest in solar energy. The regulatory framework is conducive and Government rightly recognises Uganda’s energy future must be renewable. It is great that this is now triggering private sector interest in solar power generation. The European Union is proud that our grant contribution ensures the realisation of the Soroti Solar Plant, and I hope this is only just the beginning for many more to come.”The ERA Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Ziria Tibalwa noted, “that the Access Solar Uganda 10MW grid connected solar P.V project we are launching today is so far the largest in the East African region. We are so proud of this outcome of our stable and favorable regulatory environment that has produced such a leading project in the East African Region. We congratulate Access Solar and the people of Uganda upon this milestone.”Distributed by APO on behalf of Access Power.last_img read more