Trial date set for sheriffs deputy accused of sexually assaulting 16 women

first_img October 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 25, 2018 VISTA (KUSI) — A Feb. 25 trial date was set Thursday for a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy accused of groping and sexually assaulting 16 women he came into contact with while on patrol.Richard Fischer, 32, was charged eight months ago with assault and battery by an officer, sexual battery and false imprisonment for allegedly groping and sexually assaulting 13 women in 2015, 2016 and 2017.In August, prosecutors filed five new charges, including assault and battery by an officer and forcible oral copulation, against Fischer, a six-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department. Those charges involve three additional women.Prosecutors will move to consolidate the two cases at a hearing Dec. 3. A jury trial is expected to last six to eight weeks.Fischer — who remains on unpaid administrative leave — faces more than 25 years in prison if convicted.Defense attorney Manny Medrano has said the case boils down to a “he- said-she-said” situation.A 51-year-old businesswoman testified at the preliminary hearing earlier this month that Fischer first responded to a 911 call at her living facility for people with mental health issues about 6 p.m. Dec. 31, 2016. She said Fischer and his partner told her the matter had been resolved and started to leave.But Fischer came back in and said “Can I have a hug?” the woman testified.Since it was New Year’s Eve, “I didn’t see any harm,” the witness testified.The mother of three testified that Fischer returned in March 2017, coming into her garage which she used as an office for her business. The woman said Fischer asked to talk privately, told her that he wasn’t married and asked for another hug.“He was flirtatious,” the witness testified, saying she told Fischer the hug was not appropriate.The woman said Fischer returned sometime between March 27 and April 4 of last year as she was getting ready for bed.The woman said she let Fischer in, and he pushed her onto her bed and forced her to perform a sex act on him.A 25-year-old woman testified that Fischer rubbed her thighs and put his hand between her legs as she sat in the back of his patrol car in shorts after a drunken driving crash into parked cars in September 2017.A 46-year-old woman testified that Fischer groped her inside a motel room, where she had gone with her daughter after an argument at home. Trial date set for sheriff’s deputy accused of sexually assaulting 16 women KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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YouTube Premium 1080p downloads are Android and iOSbound

first_imgEnlarge ImageMoar pixels for your video-viewing pleasure.blahmoomoo/Android PoliceYou’ll soon be able to step up your offline mobile viewing on YouTube Premium from 720p HD to real HD. Google confirmed to us on Friday that it’s started to roll it out the ability to download 1080p video for offline viewing to Android and iOS users “in most Premium markets with more to come soon.”  Android Police noted back in February that the feature was lurking in the Android developer’s kit. The site followed up today with the news that the option to download 1080p video for offline viewing had started to appear in the app on some peoples’ phones. (We’re still refreshing our apps madly.) The company has been adding new features to its ad-free subscription service, most recently an experimental Super Chat pay-to-pin-your-comments function. It also expanded YouTube music streaming on Google Home to its free tier. $299 at Amazon Amazon Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. iOS 12 Android Pie Google YouTube,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $59 at eBay Best mobile games of 2019 See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Rylo Comments Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Post a comment $999 Read Google Home Hub review $520 at HP Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET 7 $999 Best Buy $155 at Google Express Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Apple iPhone XS 43 Photos Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $210 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Mobile Mobile Apps Phones Digital Media $6 at Tidal Read the AirPods review $60 at Best Buy See It DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read DJI Osmo Action preview $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Turo See at Turo Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Tags Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) See it Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Tags See It Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. 0 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) The Cheapskate I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Share your voice Android Update Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Boost Mobile Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sprintlast_img read more

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Cholera toll rises to 28 in Zimbabwe

first_imgA cholera patient waits for treatment during an action, organised by Zimbabwe minister of health, at the cholera treatment centre of the Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital, in Harare, on 11 September, 2018. Photo: AFPThe death toll in Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs.The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government to declare an emergency in the city after at least 3,000 cases were reported.”Although I cannot say we have contained the disease as yet, we are moving swiftly in all provinces of the country,” health minister Obadiah Moyo told the state-owned Sunday Mail.”We have moved into the second line of antibiotics, which is azithromycin, after the first line of antibiotics — ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone — have become resistant to the disease.”Moyo said rubbish dumps would be removed from high-risk areas of Harare, sewer pipes would be repaired and street food vendors had been ordered to halt work.Authorities have banned public gatherings in the city as a health measure, forcing the opposition MDC party to call off a major rally on Saturday.Newly-appointed Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube last week launched a crowd-funding effort to raise money to fight the outbreak, publicising bank details on Twitter and appealing for donations.Cholera outbreaks have occurred regularly in Zimbabwe as authorities struggle to provide potable water and sanitation facilities.The cash-strapped country, which was ruled by Robert Mugabe from independence in 1980 until his ousting last year, suffered its worst cholera outbreak in 2008.A total of 4,000 people died and at least 100,000 people fell ill.UNICEF advised Zimbabweans to prevent cholera spreading by regular hand-washing, drinking only safe water, washing food, cooking it throughly and avoiding shaking hands.last_img read more

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Striking the right chords

first_img‘Sa ma pa is a cultural movement rather than a festival,’ points out Abhay Rustum Sopori. The santoor player along with his grandfather — Pandit Bhajan Sopori — organises the SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan.’The festival has stepped in its eighth year now. SaMaPa has made special efforts to preserve the rich cultural heritage of our country and has come up as a cultural movement with the motto ‘Music to the masses, Jan Jan Tak Sangeet,’ said Abhay.The musician says that the festival acts as a cultural bridge for Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This year the festival features more than 50 performers, including  both young and master musicians. Artistes like Ragini Rainu, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan,  Pandit Manilal Nag, Pandit Brij Narayan, Geeta Chandran along with others will be participating in the festival.’Music today faces serious concerns. The foremost among them is rising groupism and lobbyism. I have known artistes who have more than three decades of experience and have still not been able to carve their niche. That’s the musician’s plight,’ said Abhay. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAbhay will be playing santoor at the festival. ‘I have not really made any prior preparation. Whatever I will perform will be impromptu and like always I will experiment with all the difficult ragas and talas,’ he says on his performance. How has the Delhi circuit taken to these music festivals? ‘Initially grabbing attention was difficult but eventually our initiative paid off. Sa Ma Pa as a festival has its niche segment for all music lovers,’ said Abhay.’The festival represents the ethos and diversity of our country. It’s a platform for all talented and veteran musicians who are still finding their place under the sun,’ Abhay concluded.DETAILAt: Kamani Auditorium  When: 24-25 November Timings: 6.30 pm onwardslast_img read more

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Fake Eid holiday notification Police adopt backtracking method to arrest mastermind

first_imgKolkata: Police are taking necessary steps including the “backtracking” method to pin down the person who prepared and circulated the fake notification stating: “Governor is pleased to declare State Government holiday from June 12 to 15″ in connection with Eid through a social networking app.Police initiated a probe in this condition considering it as a desperate effort to create law and order trouble in the state by spreading rumour.”It is not impossible to identify the person who has started circulating it through the social networking app. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe case has been initiated and all the aspects are looked into to arrest the person as early as possible,” said a police officer adding that they have taken up the “backtracking method” to reach the person.The police officer said the person, who created the fake notification, is well aware that how a government notification looks like and they were well aware that it is the state Finance Department that issues notification regarding holidays.It may be mentioned that it happened when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is repeatedly requesting people not to circulate any such false information that may lead to confusion and finally law and Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedorder trouble.Besides directing the police to be vigilant to avoid attempt of spreading rumour, Chief Minister has also urged common people not to give ears to rumours and inform police immediately if they can identify any rumour monger.Police had earlier arrested a good number of people on charges of spreading rumour. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had arrested a middle-aged man from South 24-Parganas in October 2017 for circulating messages through social networking sites allegedly with an intention of disturbing the law and order situation. According to a senior police officer, a person, who circulated false information with an intension to spread rumour in the name of any religion, would be booked under various sections of theIndian Penal Code (IPC) on charges of deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs (295A IPC), punishment for criminal intimidation (506 IPC) and certain sections of the Information Technology Act.last_img read more

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NKDA takes up project to produce manure from organic waste

first_imgKolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has taken up a pilot project to produce manure from organic waste.The solid waste composting plant was inaugurated by its chairman Debashis Sen on Thursday.The wet waste will be collected from the community market of New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA).This is a situ-solid waste composting plant for conversion of organic/biodegradable waste to compost. The capacity of the plant is 1 MT/day. Continuous feeding of waste shall be done for six days and on the seventh day, the compost will be taken out. 1 MT of waste produces 100 kg of compost. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsOnce the waste is fed into the machine, there will not be any foul smell. Basically, the moisture from the waste is removed and after shredding it into small pieces, the process of composting is fueled by micro-organisms at some controlled temperature.If successful, the project will be replicated in other markets in New Town. This will drastically reduce the carrying cost of organic waste to the trenching ground.This is a part of the green city project by HIDCO. Several steps have been taken by HIDCO to increase the green cover in New Town. The waste water has been recycled and the water is being used to water the roadside trees. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedScarcity of land has put a serious threat to solid waste management throughout the globe. In Bengal, the problem is acute as most of the civic bodies do not have land to expand the trenching ground.The Dhapa dumping ground was set up by the British and KMC needs more land to extend the dumping ground. But no additional land is available.To cope with the problem, KMC has installed compactors all over the city. Compactors are being installed in the districts by the state Urban Development department.last_img read more

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SelfHealing Phones Try Roads That Fix Themselves

first_imgSeptember 16, 2014 Poor road conditions are the bane of drivers. In the U.S., 14 percent of the major roads and highways are in poor condition, according to national transportation research group TRIP. And driving on those cracked, pothole-riddled roads costs drivers a pretty penny: $94 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs (about $444 per motorist).Repairing roadways is neither fast or inexpensive. So wouldn’t it be great if, instead of regular asphalt, roads could be made from some compound that can automatically fix and fill in those pesky cracks and holes? Think of LG’s G Flex smartphone with the “self-healing” backside, just on a much larger scale.One Dutch civil engineer thinks he has the answer. Erik Schlangen, from Delft University in the Netherlands, has developed a stronger type of asphalt that, he says, can “heal” itself when heat is applied.Related: Want to Run Faster? This Old-School Concept Might Hold the Answer.Schlangen mixed basic asphalt with strands of steel wool. He discovered that the mixture essentially heals itself of imperfections when subjected to microwave heat (when hot, the steel melts and mixes up the sticky bitumen in the asphalt, leaving a smoother surface as it cools). Watch Schlangen’s TED talk during which he demonstrates the new asphalt concoction:Related: Engineers Are Developing Tech That Could Make Airplanes More HumanBut as expensive as traditional road repair can be, heating up roadways with giant microwaves doesn’t sound very practical either. Schlangen, however, has developed a special vehicle that can heat up the road surface by passing induction coils over it. He says roads made of his steel wool-infused asphalt would require heating approximately every four years to fix and prevent potholes. Dutch officials have apparently backed Schlangen’s project and estimate that roads like these could save the country as much as $116.5 million annually.Anything that keeps my wheels on level ground and saves me money at the same time sounds like a worthwhile innovation to me. Related: A Panic Button and No Steering Wheel: A Look at Google’s First Self-Driving Car This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min readcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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