first_imgDaybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown “They just fell in love with Nats baseball,” Trump said after the Marine Corps Band played a rendition of the team’s theme song, the children’s ditty “Baby Shark.”“That’s all they wanted to talk about,” the president said. “That and impeachment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I like Nats baseball much more,” he said.Ceremonial White House visits by sports title-winning teams have become controversial under Trump, who was loudly booed at Nationals Park when he attended Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros and serenaded with chants of “Lock him up!” Neymar escapes with warning over French Cup final fan slap No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Gago’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Several teams have declined to make White House visits or have not been invited, including the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, the NFL Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and the US women’s World Cup-winning team.Most of the Nationals title-winning squad attended Monday’s event with the notable exceptions of star third baseman Anthony Rendon, reliever Sean Doolittle and a handful of others.There was no immediate explanation for Rendon’s absence but Doolittle had announced ahead of time that he would boycott the ceremony.“There’s a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country,” Doolittle told The Washington Post.“At the end of the day, as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can’t do it,” Doolittle said. “I just can’t do it.”ADVERTISEMENT 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust MOST READ US President Donald Trump reacts as Nationals player Kurt Suzuki wears a “Make America Great Again” baseball hat during a ceremony to welcome the 2019 World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, November 04, 2019. AFPWASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump welcomed the Washington Nationals to the White House on Monday, saying their improbable World Series title — and impeachment — was all anybody wanted to talk about in the nation’s capital.“America fell in love with Nats baseball,” Trump told a crowd of players and hundreds of red-clad Nationals fans gathered under sunny skies on the South Lawn of the White House.ADVERTISEMENT Trump congratulated the Nationals on becoming the first Major League Baseball team in Washington to win the World Series in nearly 100 years.He said they had “captured the hearts of baseball fans” across the country and “reminded us why baseball is truly America’s pastime.”Trump called several players up to the podium to say a few words and hugged catcher Kurt Suzuki when he made his brief remarks wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat.“I didn’t know that was going to happen,” Trump said.First baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the only player who has been with the franchise since it came to Washington in 2005 from Montreal, presented the 45th president with a Nationals jersey with his name and the number 45 on the back.“This is an incredible honor,” Zimmerman said. “And we’d also like to thank you for keeping everyone here safe in our country, and continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world.”Trump did not mention Rendon or Doolittle or any of the other half-a-dozen absent players during his remarks recounting the team’s exploits.The Nationals rallied to defeat Houston 6-2 on Wednesday to win the World Series crown by four games to three.After a horrible 19-31 start to the season, at one point oddsmakers gave them a .01 percent chance to win the title. View comments 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_img“Very happy about the five goals and the victory,” Aguero wrote on Twitter after the game, in which he was substituted in the 64th minute. “Thank you all for the encouragement and support. C’mon, City!”Aguero’s 20-minute goal spree recalled the recent exploits of Robert Lewandowski, who scored five goals in nine minutes in Bayern Munich’s 5-1 defeat of Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.He became the fifth player to score five goals in an English top-flight game since the launch of the Premier League in 1992, after Andrew Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov.City captain Vincent Kompany, who missed the game through injury, wrote on Twitter that Aguero’s display had been “world class”.De Bruyne, who also set up two of Aguero’s goals, said: “Sergio Aguero can score goals out of nothing. It is great to have him in the team, obviously.”Aguero, who famously netted the 94th-minute goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 that earned City the title, has now scored seven goals in four games, but he had not netted in the league since August.“I’m happy for Kun, he deserves it,” said City manager Manuel Pellegrini, using Aguero’s nickname. “He makes the difference. In the last game he missed chances, but he was calm and that was key.“To see him play at the level he played at today… not only he must be happy, but all the fans.”Explaining his decision to withdraw Aguero, Pellegrini added: “He was not upset about going off. He was having treatment at half-time and it was a risk for him to finish the whole game.”Aguero joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 for a reported fee of £35 million ($53.1 million, 47.4 million euros).He has won two league titles and the League Cup during his time at the club, making 175 appearances and scoring 115 goals.The Premier League’s five-goal clubAndrew Cole (ENG), Manchester United against Ipswich Town, March 4 1995 (9-0)Alan Shearer (ENG), Newcastle United against Sheffield Wednesday, September 22 1999 (8-0)Jermain Defoe (ENG), Tottenham Hotspur against Wigan Athletic, November 22 2009 (9-1)Dimitar Berbatov (BUL), Manchester United against Blackburn Rovers, November 27 2010 (7-1)Sergio Aguero (ARG), Manchester City against Newcastle United, October 3 2015 (6-1)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s striker Sergio Aguero (R) reacts after scoring during an English Premier League football match between against Newcastle United at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on October 3, 2015. PHOTO/AFPMANCHESTER, October 3- Argentina striker Sergio Aguero bagged a stunning five-goal haul for Manchester City as they thrashed Newcastle United 6-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.The 27-year-old cancelled out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s opener in the 42nd minute at the Etihad Stadium and netted again in the 49th, 50th, 60th and 62nd minutes, with Kevin De Bruyne also finding the target.last_img read more

first_imgThe Pinkberry trend started in West Hollywood 21/2 years ago, when Korean-born entrepreneur Shelly Hwang opened a frozen-yogurt shop. The concept was simplicity. The shop offers only two flavors of yogurt – plain and green tea – and about 20 toppings that include fresh mangoes, strawberries and lychees, granola and Cap’n Crunch cereal. In just a few months, urbanites from all over L.A. were flocking to the shop – some nicknamed the frozen treat `crackberry’ because of its addictive properties. Now, there are 24 locations in Southern California, including trendy neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills, Westlake Village and Silver Lake. Valencia’s Pinkberry, one of the newest in the fast-growing chain, is a counter location, with a handful of tables and chairs spread into the mall. This defies the company philosophy of having frozen yogurt be an experience, but Shin says he looks for ways to make up for that. “We try to treat customers like family, giving them the best service, to try and give them as much of the Pinkberry experience,” he said. The treat’s tart taste and healthy mix of toppings attracted Valencia resident Janae Ditello. She said she tried the yogurt first at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park. “I was so happy when I saw that one opened up here.” Fifteen-year-old Emma Jacobsen said she favors the dessert’s natural flavor. “Most frozen yogurt tastes too sweet,” Jacobsen said as she took in another spoonful of the plain yogurt with raspberries and chocolate chips. “But this tastes like actual yogurt.” Pinkberry’s signature product, likened to a similar offering at a Korean shop called Red Mango that’s migrating to the United States, prompted a suit by a customer who claimed it wasn’t yogurt. Stephanie Sosa, a Saugus resident, had several questions when she got ready to order at Pinkberry. “They say the product is nonfat, but it doesn’t say that anywhere on their menu and it doesn’t even say it’s yogurt,” Sosa said. But the health-conscious mother of two admitted that the dessert’s tangy kick tasted more like yogurt than other frozen-yogurt desserts. Shin said he’d heard about the controversy, but corporate offices told him the product is nonfat yogurt. “That is what I tell my customers,” he said. The company’s Web site calls the creamy menu item a “dessert.” Whatever disputes arise over Pinkberry, it has a cultlike following of mostly younger, hipper clients. Just blocks away from the Valencia franchise is a hometown favorite, Golden Spoon. Manager Brianna Lucas said while Pinkberry should be competition, she doesn’t see it that way. Golden Spoon, also a chain, has two locations in Santa Clarita. The Valencia location has operated in a strip mall for years and has become a local staple. “We have a lot of regulars,” Lucas said. “Sometimes we will even have their orders ready before they come in.” While Golden Spoon’s icy treat is still considered a healthy alternative to ice cream – a 4-ounce serving of yogurt only has 68 calories and 9 grams of sugar – traditional sundae toppings like hot fudge, caramel, and chopped-up candy bars can pack in the sugar and fat. Still, Dora Berumen said she travels to the classic yogurt shop from Sylmar at least once a week. The senior said her favorite is the peanut butter-flavored yogurt. “I put almonds in it,” Berumen said. Luzzei Tsuji and Katy Pehrson looked like they were getting some relief from the heat as they enjoyed their strawberry-and-vanilla yogurt concoctions. When asked whether she knew about the Pinkberry that had just opened, Pehrson, 18, looked up at her friend. “They’re open. We should have gone there,” Pehrson whispered. Tsuji was quick to share her review of the Pinkberry trend: “I didn’t like it, and the people weren’t even friendly.” Then she shyly revealed why she even dared to trade in her usual Golden Spoon. “I’ll admit it, my friend took me there because she heard Paris Hilton eats there.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – It’s 2 p.m., not a cloud in sight and the blaring sun is pushing the temperature toward triple digits. Ice cream and Popsicles are obvious sources of relief, but in Santa Clarita it seems yogurt is fast becoming the more popular frozen treat. And now that a trendy new shop has come into town, it seems the culture war is on. With its ice-blue, mint-green and Creamsicle-orange walls, and minimalist fixtures, the new Pinkberry in the Westfield Valencia Town Center looks more like a modern furniture store than a neighborhood yogurt shop. But manager Mike Shin said every part of the store’s decor – including an odd collection of Jetson-inspired German knickknacks that sit on a wall fixture – are part of the Pinkberry experience. last_img

first_img Newcastle United head coach John Carver and Jonas Gutierrez 1 On the final day of the Premier League season it took a real survivor to save Newcastle United from relegation.It would be either the Magpies or Hull City who would be sent packing to the Championship but Jonas Gutierrez, a man diagnosed with cancer in September, rolled up his sleeves and got the job done with a goal and an assist to hand John Carver’s side a 2-0 victory over West Ham.It had been a tough campaign for the player known as Spiderman but he put his personal troubles and his anger with the club for their treatment of him aside and his heroics were reminiscent of a Hollywood blockbuster.After scoring his goal, which did take a slight deflection, Gutierrez ripped off his shirt and celebrated madly before cupping his ears, possibly in the direction of owner Mike Ashley, while the Toon Army went wild in the stands.And you can see how football fans reacted below…last_img read more

first_imgPreparations are under way for Ross Barkley to leave boyhood club Everton this summer.Toffees manager Ronald Koeman revealed the midfielder informed him at the end of last season that “he wanted another challenge”, and is 100 per cent sure he’ll seal an exit in the current transfer window.But with a reported £50million price tag, is he worth such a price when compared to Premier League rivals playing in a similar position?Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at how Barkley compares to Dele Alli, Gylfi Sigurdsson and more.Stats featured concern the Premier League, not cup competitions.ALSO SEE: Ross Barkley ‘on Manchester United’s list of targets’, talkSPORT told 8 8 8 Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – No player registered more than De Bruyne’s 18 assists for Man City last season in the Premier League. From 36 appearances, three of those from the bench, he scored six, assisted 18, and averaged 2.9 key passes and 2.4 shots per game. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) – Alli and Barkley have struggled to build any kind of midfield partnership with England, which could be behind Spurs’ reluctance to push for a deal this summer. Alli notably bettered his tally of 10 goals in the 2015/16 campaign last term, scoring 18 while assisting a further seven. He averaged 2.5 shots per game and 1.4 key passes. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) – Sigurdsson was in excellent form for Swansea last season, playing a vital role in helping the club evade the drop when, at one point, they looked destined to go down. The Iceland international scored nine and assisted 13 in 38 league appearances, with his ability from set-pieces particularly excellent. It seems Everton want the 27-year-old to replace Barkley, as the Toffees have recently had a reported £40m bid rejected. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – Coutinho enjoyed his most consistent campaign for Liverpool last season, and recorded his best return of goals and assists. The Brazil international, from 31 league appearances, scored 13 and assisted seven. He also averaged 3.4 shots per game, the highest of the players included on this feature, as well as 2.1 key passes per game. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) – Oxlade-Chamberlain was in and out of the Arsenal team last season, falling victim to the system Arsene Wenger is intent on playing. But his versatility in midfield is similar to that of Barkley. The 23-year-old made 16 league starts and 13 substitute appearances, contributing two goals and seven assists. He averaged one shot and 1.1 key pass per game. Similarly to Barkley, he was at his most effective in attack from a wide position, scoring two and assisting three when played on the left flank. 8 8 8 Ross Barkley is certain to leave Everton this summer – manager Ronald Koeman revealed as much this week – but with a reported £50m price tag, how does he compare to other Premier League players in a similar position? – Barkley made 32 starts and two substitute appearances in the league last season, completing 90 minutes on 22 occasions. He scored five and assisted eight, while averaging 2.3 key passes and 2.4 shots per game. 8 Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United) – A couple of years ago, Mkhitaryan was one of Europe’s finest playmakers, certainly the most outstanding in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. He’s still settling at Manchester United, with his debut campaign very stop-start. From 24 league appearances, 15 starts, the Armenia international scored four and assisted only one goal. A disappointing return given he’d netted 11 and set up 15 the previous season. His talent, though, is obvious. 8 Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – It was a difficult last season for Fabregas, but the Spaniard didn’t shy away from the battle for a spot in midfield. Despite only 13 of his 29 league appearances being starts, the 30-year-old contributed five goals and 12 assists to Chelsea’s title-winning campaign, playing as important a role as those typically named in the starting line-up. Barkley offers much more energy in midfield than Fabregas, but is behind in his technical ability.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’In the Antelope Valley, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, got 61 percent of the vote in her re-election bid, beating Democrat Robert “Bo” Bynum for the 36th District seat. Incumbent Audra Strickland, R-Moorpark, beat Democrat Ferial Masry in the race for the 37th Assembly District, with 56 percent of the tally. And in the 38th Assembly District race, Republican Cameron Smyth of Santa Clarita got the nod over Democrat Lyn Shaw of Burbank and Libertarian Peggy L. Christensen, of Granada Hills. Smyth received 56 percent of the vote. Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, the only returning Valley incumbent in the Assembly, got almost two-thirds of the vote against Republican Rick Montaine for the 40th District seat. In the race in the 41st Assembly District, Democrat Julia Brownley, who heads the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board, received 62 percent to beat Republican Tony Dolz and Libertarian Conrad Stefan Frankowski. After serving their communities on city councils and school boards, a wave of local officials Tuesday won seats in the Legislature. The election of the freshman legislators is partially a result of term limits, which opened up seats and prompted some veteran lawmakers to switch between the Senate and Assembly. One of the new Assembly members is Richard Alarcon, who ran unopposed for the 39th District seat to represent the northeast San Fernando Valley. Before serving two terms in the state Senate, he was a Los Angeles City Council member. Another former council member, Democrat Mike Feuer, received 74 percent of the vote in the 42nd Assembly District race. The other candidates in the district, covering L.A.’s Westside and Sherman Oaks, were Republican Steven Mark Sion and Libertarian Colin Goldman. Burbank school board member Paul Krekorian, a Democrat, got by Republican Michael M. Agbaba and Libertarian Steve Myers in the 43rd Assembly District race. Krekorian garnered 62 percent. In a California Senate race, Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla, a Democrat from Mission Hills, easily beat Liibertarian candidate Pamela J. Brown, an economics professor, to represent the 20th District, receiving 75 percent of the vote. In the 22nd Senate District, incumbent Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, got 77 percent of the vote over Republican Mike Ten and Libertarian Murray Levy. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want 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

first_imgJunior side Banks O’Dee are finalising preparations as they look to cause a huge cup upset against League One pacesetters Ayr United.The current SJFA North Superleague title holders host Ian McCall’s table toppers at Spain Park on Saturday in the Scottish Cup third round.Club president Brian Winton appreciates a gulf in class is to be expected but is hopeful the Dee can upset the odds once more.He said: “I’d like to think so but we are realistic. We have done a lot of work just to get in this position and it will be a big challenge to compete with a side of Ayr’s quality. “There’s a massive gulf. We can compete with most Highland League teams but once you go into the Football League system I am sure there is a big gulf.“But shocks do happen, we have been underdogs before and written off by the bookies before and come through.”He added: “We are proud of the work we have done developing the club and its facilities in order to be ready for any opportunities that may arise from how Scottish football is structured.”last_img read more

first_img“Going forward we are playing very well and our goalkeeper had made a double save that was world class. “We could have won the game by more and I am absolutely delighted for the players. Celtic are unbeaten after winning four and drawing one of their five group matches. Neil Lennon hailed a “landmark” night for Celtic after the Scottish champions beat Rennes 3-1 to clinch top spot in their Europa League group for the first time. “We won all our games at home and that pleased me. It was important to keep momentum going and we played with freedom and real swagger. Second-half substitute Mikey Johnston added a third before Rennes substitute Adrien Hunou headed in a late consolation for the visitors. Lennon’s side moved on to 13 points – the first time they have broken the 10-point barrier – and with Cluj losing 1-0 to Lazio in Rome, top spot is guaranteed for the Hoops before they travel to Romania next month. “I don’t know how big an achievement it is but it is a landmark night, we have never done it before either in Europa League or Champions League,” said Lennon, who confirmed Edouard missed out with a “niggle” and will be assessed before the trip to Ross County on Sunday. “They had some milestones to achieve tonight. Could they go beyond 10 points, could they win the group, could they win 10 games in Europe and they answered all that. “They keep setting themselves new milestones and they are a fantastic bunch and playing very well at the moment.”center_img “What pleases me is the 100 per cent record at home and we are unbeaten away,” added the Northern Irishman. The Hoops had already qualified for the last 32 of the competition before the game but their boss had stressed the importance of winning Group E to ensure the possibility of a more favourable draw. “Psychologically it wasn’t an easy game because of circumstances but they handled it well. Makeshift centre forward Lewis Morgan, in for the absent Odsonne Edouard, fired the home side ahead in the 22nd minute with attacker Ryan Christie doubling that lead just before the interval. “That is fantastic and what it means is we can possibly get a better draw for the last 32. “There was no complacency apart from the last 15 minutes which is totally understandable.”last_img read more

first_imgNaples Jewelry Store Employee Arrested in $1M TheftA Littman Jewelers store employee accused of stealing more than $1 million worth of items is now in jail, the Naples Police Department said. Police say Jeffrey Charles Vickers, 35, admitted to the theft and said he was going to use the jewelry to fund his drug addiction. Monday morning, management at the jewelry store discovered watches, loose diamonds, and other pieces of jewelry were missing from the store safe. Surveillance video showed a man inside the store shortly after it closed on Sunday. The suspect deactivated the alarm, entered the safe, and removed multiple jewelry cases which he placed into a backpack and garbage bag, police said. The man also took money out of the cash register before leaving the store, police said. Other employees of the store were able to identify Vickers as the suspect. Inside Vickers’ vehicle, detectives found the items stolen. Authorities were also able to locate the clothing worn by Vickers during the burglary as evidence… [CBS News]  13 Arrested in Sarasota County Retail Theft StingThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s office recently added 13 new inmates on charges ranging from petit theft to drug trafficking. The haul was part of a four-day sting targeting heavy retail theft locations in the county. Between the six men and seven women now behind bars in the Sarasota County jail, a total of 32 charges have been filed. Shoplifting is often a means to an end for many of those involved. “A lot of these people, they’re stealing to support other behaviors they may have that are also criminal. We believe that by focusing on this type of crime, we’re stopping other crime from occurring,” says Capt. Walsh. Retail theft goes beyond stealing merchandise. Essie Sweet is accused of trying to steal a local woman’s identity by using her stolen credit cards at Target. And Essie shares more than a few cells with the rest of these suspects. Several boast an extensive rap sheet, among them are 197 prior charges. “Really the goal is crime prevention,” says Walsh. “We’re not interested in arresting people as much as we are just stopping the crime from occurring…” [ABC News]- Sponsor –  3 Charged after $10K Worth of Purses Stolen from Kentucky Outlet MallThree people are behind bars in connection to a theft ring. Police have arrested Marlon Hill, Courtney Chesher, and Aaron Bruner. Hill and Chesher were trying to sell stolen purses on Facebook, at Louisville Pawn shops, and even out of a car. The three week long investigation led them to an apartment complex in Taylorsville. Altogether there was more than $10,000 worth of Kate Spade purses and wallets between the home and a vehicle. Police say Kate Spade of the Outlet Malls of the Bluegrass did not realize a theft had been going on. The merchandise was stolen from storage space they were renting that was not yet open to the public. “The maintenance actually had keys to this location and that’s how he was removing the purses,” police said. The maintenance man is Bruner. Police say Bruner admitted to taking the purses in Simpsonville and traded them in Spencer County. “It was basically to support a drug habit. He was trading these purses for heroin,” police said. Police believe there are still more purses out there and there may be more arrests to come… [ABC News] 3 Detained after Traffic Stop Uncovers Cellphone Store BurglaryAuthorities have detained three Miami-area residents found with $30,000 worth of stolen electronics following a traffic stop. A sheriff’s deputy stopped the vehicle for driving without its headlights on. In the vehicle officials reported finding $600, a crowbar, masks and two bags containing 200 smartphones and iPads worth an estimated $30,000. The items were believed to have been taken from iCARE Smartphone Repair. Officers went to the business and found that its front door had been smashed. They reviewed surveillance video showing two males entering, smashing cases with a crowbar and filling the bags with smartphones. One of the burglars grabbed a cash drawer off the counter. After GPD Special Operations Unit members interviewed the trio, they charged Stephanie Janteria Bascone with possession of burglary tools, dealing in stolen property, fraudulent use of an ID, possession of a stolen credit card and possession of marijuana. Passengers Carl Dwayne Hurd was charged with possession of burglary tools and dealing in stolen property, and Darius Anthony Smith, was charged with possession of burglary tools, dealing in stolen property and giving law enforcement a false ID. The three were held in the Alachua County Jail, and bond had not been set… [Gainesville Sun] LP Worldwide: Abused Mum of Two Stole £7,000 from Shop Where She WorkedA mother-of-two stole £7,000 from the convenience store where she worked. Sanela Miskic took the cash from a safe at a Mirfield (United Kingdom) One Stop Shop. But rather than keep it for herself she sent the stolen money back to her native country Slovenia to bribe her ex-husband to keep away from her. Magistrates heard that she had escaped from the central European country following an abusive relationship and feared for the safety of other family members still living there. Laura McBride, prosecuting, said: “Due to the large amounts of cash found to be missing a regional security supervisor undertook an investigation and after watching the CCTV saw that the defendant was responsible. “She said that in a moment of madness she took the money,” claimed Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating. He described the offences committed by his client as taking place under ‘bizarre circumstances’. He explained: “She didn’t steal the money for herself, she stole the money to keep her husband away from her…There’s a considerable history which has led her into this criminality which is very much out of character…” [Huddersfield Daily Examiner] LP Worldwide: Appeal for More Data as Cargo Crime in EMEA Region Rises 115% Year-on-YearCargo crime has reached a three-year high, according to the latest reports by TAPA’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The number of incidents reported rose 115% year-on-year, to 444 across 19 countries, for the first quarter. Of those, 29 were major losses, with a value of more than €100,000. The average loss was just under €75,000, while the largest was the theft of eight pallets of perfume, valued at €600,000, from a trailer in Lower Saxony, Germany. Of the thefts, 56%, were from trucks stopped at motorway service stations, lay-bys or industrial estates. TAPA noted that a lack of secure parking locations in Europe was evident, with losses from unsecure parking locations accounting for 55% of the thefts. While it is not clear whether the rise is due to better reporting or more crime, there does appear to be a increasing number of thefts, with a wide variety of goods targeted. “High volumes of lower-value goods [prove] to be just as attractive to criminals as a few high-value products,” noted TAPA. Because some countries report cargo crime better than others seems to distort the overall figures. More than 86% of the cargo thefts reported in the first quarter happened in just four countries – those where law enforcement agencies report their data to TAPA. “We do not know the full extent of cargo crime in EMEA, nor globally. We do know, however, that we are barely scratching the surface of the number of incidents we believe are happening in some major countries in our region…” [The Loadstar] Shoplifter Caught Getting Dinner after Heist in Same Strip M£allA Mesa man’s hunger lead to his arrest after he allegedly took $600 in products from a Chandler Walmart. Police report that on May 10 around dinner time, 25-year-old Mohamed Ahmed Kedir was seen shoplifting items from the Walmart. A description of Kedir was given and Chandler bicycle police located him eating at the Jimmy John’s in the same strip mall. A search of his backpack revealed the stolen items. Kedir has been charged with shoplifting was also found to have a warrant for another shoplifting situation in Phoenix… [ABC News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgA K-9 Deputy and his K-9 took down a Marion County, Florida, man suspected of stealing from a Lowe’s store. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says that on Tuesday, multiple units responded to the Lowe’s on Southwest State Road 200 in reference to a theft in progress. Upon arrival, the suspect, who was identified as 31-year-old Terrance Blocker, walked out of the store with $1,156 worth of merchandise that he did not pay for. He ran from Deputy Gernert and a chase began.They say that Deputy Gernert chased the suspect to the woods behind the medical complex that is just east of the store. Deputy Gernert set up a perimeter and waited for K-9 to arrive on scene. K-9 Deputy Matthew Bowers and his K-9 OTOW were said to have arrived and immediately tracked in the woods and apprehended Blocker. Blocker was treated for minor injuries in relation to the dog bite. He was then transported to the Marion County Jail.   [Source: Fox35 Orlando] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more