San Diego North Economic Development Councils 6th Annual Economic Summit

first_img Updated: 2:23 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego North Economic Development Council’s 6th Annual Economic Summit Posted: April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego North Economic Development Council’s 6th Annual Economic Summit was held Wednesday, April 10th in San Marcos.Hundreds of business and civic leaders attended including three North County mayors and more than 20 city councilmembers from the North County.Erik Bruvold, CEO, San Diego North Economic Development Council joined Good Morning San Diego to recap the event.While the economy at all levels has enjoyed a sustained level of prosperity in recent years, there are a number of economists who have suggested over the past several months that the economy is slowing and the expansion could be coming to an end, according to Bruvold.Two economic experts provided their 2019-2020 outlook on the economy and what it means for San Diego’s North County. April 11, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Active Interest Media Shuffles Leadership Rolls Out New Yoga Journal Platform

first_imgJonathan Dorn, SVP of content and product development for the Home and Outdoor Groups will add the Equine Group to his purview. Also, Equine Group publisher, Dave Andrick, has been promoted to vice president and group publisher. Joanna Shaw, Group Publisher of Better Nutrition and Amazing Wellness will now add Clean Eating to her portfolio. And Allen Crolius will now pivot his focus to the Mountain Group as vice president of sales and marketing. This week, Active Interest Media made several executive leadership changes. Most notably, Kent Ebersole has returned to the company and will serve as publisher of the Outdoor Group and, Jeff Tkach, who was publisher of that group, will move to Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times as group publisher.Before rejoining AIM, Ebersole was serving as CEO of Dirty Girl Mud Run. Andrew Clurman, president and COO, says that he will be key to growing the group’s content and event business.Tkach is joining the Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times Group as it becomes more aggressive with its multiplatform publishing strategy. Tuesday, Yoga Journal introduced its new, aggressive cross-platform strategy. The magazine and the website have been redesigned to give readers a product with a more modern look and feel.The company also made a few additional moves. last_img read more

Miracles do happen Sarfaraz Ahmed speaks about possible semifinals qualification

first_imgRelatedWho will face India? Two possible scenarios emerge – Semi-finals matchups explainedICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan’s dream of qualifying for semi-finals trolled on social media After England’s win over New Zealand, Pakistan is all but out of the semi-finals race and their skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed is under no illusion as he too concedes that his side need a miracle to qualify for the next stage. Pakistan need to beat Bangladesh by a ridiculously large margin, well and they need to bat first for starters. “Obviously, we are here to win all the matches,” said Sarfaraz ahead of the match. It is not going to be an easy task as Bangladesh have got the better of Pakistan in their last four one-day internationals. “We will do our best to win the last game as well to end on a high and we will do our best to achieve that but we need to be realistic, but if Allah helps then miracles can happen,” the skipper further added.He did, however, say that such is the margin of victory, that they can only try to score 600, 500, 400 on a pitch and then try to bundle out Bangladesh by 50 runs in order to win by a 316-run margin. He said his team can only give it their best shot. Pakistan’s highest total at the tournament is the 348-8 Pakistan’s highest total at the tournament is the 348-8, which they scored batting first against England, a match which they went on to win. The highest score of the tournament has been scored by England when they peeled off 397-6 against Afghanistan. However, the Pakistan skipper assessed that the pitches being used in the tournament are good sporting wickets which is the reason behind scores ranging between 280-300. “If you look at the tournament then, realistically, the tournament is of 280-300 totals. If you look at the pitches, they were not for free-scoring. They were tough for batting with spin and the ball was not coming onto the bat,” Sarfaraz further added.It has been a very mixed campaign for Pakistan, but the fact that they were bundled out for 105 in their very first match against West Indies has come back to haunt them. West Indies then chased down the target in just 13.4 overs, and the impact on the net run-rate has been massive and now, at this crucial juncture, this aforementioned loss has all but ended their campaign.As things stand now, Australia, India, England and New Zealand will be the four sides to battle it out in the semi-finals.last_img read more

Gov Abbott Signs Bill Targeting Rape Kit Backlog

first_imgOffice of the GovernorOn June 4, 2019, Gov. Greg Abbott signed several bills to help victims of sex crimes, including one that aims at ending the backlog of untested rape kits in Texas.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a measure into law this week that aims to eliminate the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in the state.Abbott’s approval comes as states across the country are using legislation to bolster testing requirements and attempt to clear their own buildup of untested rape kits.The Texas measure mandates law enforcement agencies conduct an audit to determine the number, status, and location of all of the untested rape kits in the state and then set timelines to ensure they are analyzed. It also allocates roughly $50 million toward hiring more workers at the state’s crime labs and expands access to sexual assault nurse examiners for underserved populations.Abbott said at an afternoon press conference held on Tuesday in Dallas the law would better address and provide justice for survivors of rape and sexual assault.“One of the best strategies is the forensic testing of rape kits, but thousands of these kits have languished untested for years,” Abbott said.The new law follows Texas lawmakers’ latest attempt in a long effort to tackle the state’s rape kit backlog. In 2017, the Texas Legislature approved a bill that allowed drivers to offer donations to help the clear the pileup.Ryan Poppe/Texas Public RadioTexas State Representative Victoria Neave (center).Democratic state Rep. Victoria Neave, who authored the bill, said it is currently unclear how many untested rape kits exist across Texas. Neave said the new law will not only eliminate the current backlog, but prevent them from happening again.“When we have somebody who is willing to come forward, go to a hospital and undergo this very personal, invasive exam to collect DNA evidence — to just have those kits sitting on a shelf untested for years, sometimes to the point where they are growing mold on them, is absolutely unacceptable,” Neave said.A portion of the bill will also require that evidence be kept for at least 40 years or until the statute of limitations runs out, depending on which is longer.Abbott signed the measure along with four other bills designed to help victims of sex crimes. Sharelast_img read more

Bengal set to boost raw silk production following success of bivoltine farming

first_imgKolkata: With the state witnessing a nine-fold increase in the production of bivoltine silk in the past seven years, the state government is targeting to extend the cultivation of raw silk on a new area of 1,620 acres in the 2018-19 fiscal.In the 2017-18 financial year, the area of plantation for the same was increased by 1,733 acres and it resulted in an yield of 2,540 metric tonne (MT) mulberry, 34.50 MT tasar, 2.60 MT eri and 185 kg muga raw silk. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAsish Banerjee, the state Agriculture minister, held a high level meeting with senior officials of the directorate of sericulture, that falls under his department. Pradip Mazumdar, advisor to the Chief Minister on agriculture, was also present in the meeting in which there was discussion on various issues of sericulture.The Agriculture minister said the production targets for raw silk in 2018-19 are 2,575 MT mulberry, 46 MT tasar, 6 MT eri and 400 kg muga. “We are taking all necessary steps to ensure the same,” he said, adding that infrastructure including 898 rearing houses, 147 vermi-compost sheds and 10 cocoon storage buildings were developed to extend support to silk farmers in 2017-18. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedGiving a breakup of the 1,620 acres of land that will be brought under sericulture in 2018-19, Banerjee said 1,000 acres will be for mulberry, 400 acres for tasar, 70 acres for muga and 150 acres for eri.Large areas of land in districts including West Midnapore, Jhargram, Purulia, Bankura and Birbhum in Jungalmahal have been brought under tasar cultivation in 2017-18, where 18,040 people were benefitted.It may be mentioned that the bivoltine silk production in 2012-13 was 7.16 MT and it has gone up to 36 MT in 2017-18. An issue related to the problems that silk farmers are facing also came up in the meeting and it includes the problems that silk farmers are facing in Murshidabad and some parts of Nadia, where pesticides spread on vegetables are adversely affecting the silk cultivation within 1.5 kilometres. The state Agriculture department will be organising a symposium, in which officials of agriculture, horticulture and sericulture sections will be present. Representative of silk-farmers will also be attending the symposium.last_img read more

California Lawmakers Just Made It Harder for Companies to Sell Your Data

first_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How Success Happens The ruling is in: The Golden State will adopt the California Consumer Privacy Act. The law will give residents the right to know what kind of data companies have collected of theirs and to be able to tell said firms to not sell it.As The Washington Post reports, the passage will give users the ability to opt out of having their data sold, and that services and firms won’t be able to charge a fee or give them inferior service as a result. It also will result in the state’s attorney general having the ability to levy fines against outfits that don’t secure user information against hackers.#AB375 passes off the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support and is headed to the @JerryBrownGov for his signature. #CaCPA2018 #CaLeg #Privacy— Ed Chau (@AsmEdChau) June 28, 2018Much like we saw with the GDPR ruling in March, this passage could impact users on a global scale. As you can imagine, there are a lot of eyes on this bit of legislation. Now that it has passed, there’s a six-month period for the collective tech industry (under the auspice of the Internet Association) to try and make changes to the bill before it becomes law next Jan. 1.However, the passage of this means an even more stringent version of a bill won’t appear on the November ballot. That one, led by real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart, would grant local citizens to sue companies “in almost any case” where their data had been breached. It was seen as a step too far.The Internet Association admitted that while the bill that was passed today had “many problematic provisions,” according to WaPo, its members wouldn’t obstruct or block the bill from moving forward. That’s because it meant Mactaggart’s wouldn’t appear on the ballot.Last month, it was discovered that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Uber pledged money to fight the law. AT&T, Facebook, Google and Engadget parent company Verizon all plunked down $200,000 each for the fund, while Amazon and Microsoft contributed $195,000 each.Uber ponied up a paltry $50,000. In February, the ride-hailing service paid out $245 million to Waymo over stolen trade secrets. Eventually, Facebook and Verizon withdrew their support. The former, after CEO Mark Zuckerberg went to Congress to testify about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The tech companies claimed that the bill would make it impossible to do business and “innovate on behalf of our customers.” This story originally appeared on Engadget June 29, 2018 3 min read Listen Nowlast_img read more