Gunman robs another eatery

first_imgPolice are asking residents who may have seen the suspect to call detectives at (626)744-4522. Forensic psychologist Louis B. Schlesinger, a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, said the robber’s “very high-risk” crimes suggest he is an impulsive person with a mental disorder. Returning to Houston’s two nights after a robbery attempt is not smart, he said. “He’s placing himself at risk to get apprehended,” said Schlesinger, who “Usually people with some sophistication don’t do that.” Most criminals commit crimes in areas they know well, said Schlesinger, so he may be returning to Arroyo Parkway because it has a degree of familiarity and comfort. It’s also possible the man worked in restaurants and has an understanding of the way they operate, he said. Restaurant robberies are difficult to prevent, and it’s best for customers and employees to cooperate if there’s another incident, Schlesinger said. Even sophisticated criminals are extremely nervous when they commit crimes, he said, and trying to resist puts people at risk. In a matter of time, the man will be caught, Schlesinger said. Then he’ll plead out, do two years in jail, learn how to do it better and “come out and do it again,” he said. “This is the meat and potatoes of the court system.” has written eight books on criminal behavior. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAuthorities believe the suspect is the same man who attempted an April 13 robbery of Houston’s, an upscale restaurant about four blocks north of Sizzler. The gunman wasn’t able to access the safe during that incident because the manager had fled, according to a customer who witnessed the crime. But he returned about midnight Saturday and made off with about $2,000 cash from the safe and wait staff. About 20 diners were at the Sizzler during Wednesday night’s robbery, Hall said. Witnesses said the suspect appeared to be an African-American man in his 30s, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. Lt. Rodney Wallace, who was on duty during the robbery, estimated that officers were at the restaurant in less than a minute. The suspect took off on foot heading south on Arroyo Parkway, police said, and officers set up a containment for one to two blocks in each direction surrounding the restaurant. Tracking dogs were used in the search, but the suspect escaped. The gunman could be a resident, Wallace said, or could have escaped on one of the Gold Line trains or the Pasadena (110) Freeway, which begins on Arroyo Parkway just south of the restaurant. PASADENA – For the third time in a week, a gunman – likely the same person – terrified employees and diners during a brazen restaurant robbery, police said Thursday. No customers were accosted in any of the incidents, and no one has been hurt, but diners and employees should be on the alert, police said. “I don’t think there is any reason for us to think he won’t try it again until we catch him,” said Pasadena Police Department spokeswoman Janet Pope-Givens. The latest incident happened at 8:19p.m. Wednesday, when the man, wearing a ski mask and a dark jogging suit with a white “V” design, robbed the Sizzler at 730 S. Arroyo Parkway. He stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and a safe in the back office, said Pasadena police Lt. Kevin Hall. last_img read more

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Age, Gender, Location: The Demographics of the Blogosphere

first_imgGenderThe blogosphere represents a very balanced gender distribution, with women accounting for about 51% of all posts and men accounting for 49%. LocationThe vast majority of bloggers still reside in the U.S. (29.2%), followed by Great Britain (6.75%), Japan (4.88%) and Brazil (4.19%). In the U.S., California plays host to the largest number of bloggers (14.1%), followed by New York (7.16%) and Colorado (5.25%).These numbers, of course, are skewed, as they don’t take the relative size of these countries and states into account. It would be interesting see these numbers on a blogger-per-capita scale. frederic lardinois Tags:#Blogging#Statistics#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Ten years ago, most people were not aware of blogs and blogging. Today, however, blogging is a mainstream phenomenon. While it doesn’t get the same hype as Twitter and Facebook today, there are still millions of blogs and bloggers out there. Looking at almost 100 million blog posts in its database, social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos created a mini-census of today’s blogosphere. Specifically, Sysomos looked at the age, gender and location information attached to these posts.AgeThe average blogger today falls into the 21- to 35-year-old demographic. Indeed, this group accounts for a little bit more than half of all blog posts in the company’s database. Bloggers under the age of 20 account for about 20% of all posts, and bloggers between 36 and 50 account for another 20%. Bloggers over 51 only account for 7.1% of all posts. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 will not be sold online through OnlyMobiles

first_imgUpdate: BlackBerry India has categorically denied that it has entered into any sort of agreement with OnlyMobiles.com to sell its phones via online channel. The company has gone on record to say that OnlyMobiles is not the exclusive authorised seller for BlackBerry phones in India. We have also reached out to OnlyMobiles and will update the piece as and when we have an update on the same.   Here is what a BlackBerry spokesperson says: “We would like to update that there has been no such alliance made by BlackBerry (with OnlyMobiles) and as a result the news carries erroneous information.”Now, this is a very peculiar situation, especially for a company like BlackBerry that is not a small company and has a reputation to protect. On the basis of the statement provided by OnlyMobiles and BlackBerry it seems that one of these companies is lying. Is it BlackBerry or is it OnlyMobiles? We are not sure, although a BlackBerry representative does tell India Today Tech it doesn’t want to accuse OnlyMobiles of lying. Considering the curious case between BlackBerry and OnlyMobiles, if you are buying the a BlackBerry phone our suggestion will be to get it from a reputable and more well-known dealer, whether it is the offline purchase you are making or the online one.          —Here is what we reported earlier on the basis of an announcement made by OnlyMobiles. BlackBerry will sell the recently launched DTEK50 and DTEK60 phones in India via offline and online channels. While Optiemus Infracom Limited will be selling BlackBerry phones in India offline, online its phones will be available from OnlyMobiles.com. OnlyMobiles, which calls itself an omni-channel online platform, announced on Wednesday that it has become the authorised seller for BlackBerry phones in India.advertisementAlso Read: BlackBerry launches DTEK50, DTEK60 Android phones in India, price starts at Rs 21,990 “We are getting great response from customers and we are happy that we are able to connect with die-hard fans of BlackBerry brand. Now, customers can buy newly launched BlackBerry mobiles and accessories, without worrying about warranty,” Sanjeev Bhatia, co-founder, OnlyMobiles.com said.BlackBerry launched the DTEK50 and DTEK60 Android-based smartphones in the Indian market in early November. The DTEK50 and the DTEK60 have been priced at Rs 21,990 and Rs 46,990 respectively and represent a major change in strategy for the ailing smartphone giant one where the company will focus solely on software and leave manufacturing to third-party OEMs.While the DTEK50 is being pitched as a value for money offering meant for the masses, the DTEK60 is a high-end flagship phone with top-of-the-line specs and premium pricing.While the DTEK50 has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, the DTEK60 comes with a 5.5-inch QHD scratch and smudge resistant display. The DTEK50 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD card. The DTEK60 on the other hand has a flagship Snapdragon 820 with 4GB RAM and 32GB memory which is again expandable.Also Read: BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 quick review: Privilege is gone, mainstream is onThe DTEK50 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera while the DTEK60 comes with a 21-megapixel rear shooter.While the DTEK50 is backed by a 2,610mAh battery, the DTEK60 has a 3,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.last_img read more

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Panama Canal Breaks Monthly Tonnage Record

first_imgzoom In January 2017, the Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record of 36.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), with the transit of 1,260 ships through both the expanded and original locks, the canal authority announced.The previous record was set in December 2016, when 1,166 ships transited the waterway reaching a total of 35.4 million PC/UMS.“This increase reiterates the importance of the Expanded Canal, and it’s further proof of the maritime industry’s continued confidence in the Panama Canal and the impact it will have on the future of global trade,” said the Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.Before the inauguration of the expanded canal on June 26, 2016, the monthly tonnage record was 30.4 million PC/UMS, which was set in October 2014.The expansion program included the construction of a new set of locks on the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the waterway and the excavation of more than 150 million cubic meters of material, creating a second lane of traffic and doubling the cargo capacity of the waterway.The expanded locks are 70 feet wider and 18 feet deeper than those in the original canal.Seven months after the beginning of operations, the expanded canal has transited more than 750 Neopanamax vessels – more than 50 percent of which were containerships. In addition, the expanded canal has accommodated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels, as well as bulk carriers, tankers and vehicle carriers.What is more, in April 2017, the expanded canal is scheduled to welcome the passage of the first Neopanamax cruise ship. Neopanamax passenger vessels are capable of transporting up to 4,000 passengers, nearly twice as much as the Panamax vessels that are able to transit the original locks.The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) in August started accepting booking requests from Neopanamax cruise ships for transit dates beginning April 1, 2017.last_img read more

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Ray Rices Wife Feeling Like Im Mourning the Death

Janay Rice, who was struck in an Atlantic City elevator by husband Ray Rice, took to Instagram on Tuesday to express her pain and frustration with the TMZ-released video of the punch, which started a chain reaction of Rice being cut by the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL suspending him indefinitely.“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” she wrote in the Instagram post. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare itself. No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret everyday is a horrible thing.“To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”Originally, Rice was suspended by the NFL for two games, which was decried nationally as far too lenient. It led to the league instituting a domestic violence program that would suspend any NFL staff member for six games with a first offense and give an indefinite suspension with a second offense. read more

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Lucas Moura happy to score in Nou Camp

first_imgTottenham forward Lucas Moura was delighted to score a goal and help his team qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League after their 1-1 draw at Barcelona.Spurs looked to be heading straight to the Europa League after Dembele scored in the 7th minute to give Barcelona the lead, but Lucas Moura equalized in the 85th minute to keep Tottenham’s Champions League dreams alive.“It was a very important goal and I’m so happy to score here in the Nou Camp in the Champions League and help my team-mates to qualify,” Moura told the club’s website.“It was an amazing moment. The last time here was really sad for me (referencing PSG’s 6-1 defeat) and this is really different.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“In the second half, we did very well. We had many chances to score. We could win. It was a deserved result.“After the game, we didn’t know what the Inter result was and didn’t know if I could celebrate!“I waited with my team-mates to see and when they said to me it was 1-1 and I saw the fans happy, I knew we’d qualified. It was a very happy night for me, an amazing moment.”last_img read more

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Flag retirement program degins across San Diego County

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The county and city of San Diego will begin a program Friday enabling residents to dispose of old U.S. flags in accordance with federal code.County Supervisor Greg Cox announced the County Flag Retirement Box program last month in honor of Flag Day and in advance of the Fourth of July, saying it will help residents “dispose of old or tattered flags with the proper respect they deserve.”Starting Friday, residents will be able to drop off their old flags in designated boxes at county libraries, as well as the city of San Diego’s public libraries. Local Boy Scout troops will frequently collect the boxes and deliver them to local American Legion posts and associated nonprofits that will conduct flag retirement ceremonies.“County Supervisor Greg Cox’s Flag Retirement Box program will give San Diegans the opportunity to retire their American flags with the dignity and respect they deserve,” City Councilman Chris Cate said. “The American flag is a symbol of our freedom, and it is wonderful that all city of San Diego libraries will be participating in this program.”The program is similar to one promoted by the National Association of Counties, of which Cox is president. According to the NACo, the program has distributed roughly 700 flag boxes to more than 500 counties around the country to ensure proper flag disposal. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom July 5, 2019 Flag retirement program degins across San Diego County Posted: July 5, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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