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High School singer Eevie Perez to perform at Copley Symphony Hall

first_img February 22, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Michael Feinstein, an honored cabaret artist, is performing a show celebrating the magic of Frank Sinatra at Copley Symphony Hall on Friday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m.The famed singer is also passionate about mentoring young singers across the country through the Songbook Academy® — a summer performance intensive for high school students that Feinstein founded.Eevie Perez is a local songstress who is proud to call Feinstein a mentor. The high school senior was a Top 10 finalist of the 2018 Songbook Academy® — and on February 22 she’ll be taking the stage for a solo performance alongside Feinstein at the Symphony Hall.Eevie, an alum of the Great American Songbook Foundation’s 2018 Songbook Academy®, is a senior at Canyon Crest Academy and a member of Envision Theatre Conservatory in San Diego. She is on her school’s competitive ComedySportz improv team and loves Golden Age musical theatre. She is a 2018 graduate of the Open Jar Institute summer intensive in New York City. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter High School singer Eevie Perez to perform at Copley Symphony Hall KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 22, 2019last_img read more

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After weeks of hiding Kevin Beisers appearance leaves more questions than answers

first_img Ashlie Rodriguez, After weeks of hiding, Kevin Beiser’s appearance leaves more questions than answers Ashlie Rodriguez April 23, 2019 Posted: April 23, 2019center_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) – After nearly of month of hiding, San Diego Unified trustee Kevin Beiser showed up at tonight’s board meeting, but his appearance left more questions than answers.Not even the board knows what’s going on.Beiser showed up today like business as usual. He then he slipped out without saying a word about the allegations or addressing the fact that the board wants him gone.The embattled board member hasn’t spoken to the media, or more importantly his constituents, since March 19 when four men went public with their allegations of sexual harassment and assault. That’s when he sent a text claiming innocence followed by weeks of silence.Beiser hasn’t been proven guilty in a court of law but his detractors argue he can’t focus on clearing up the accusations in court. He’s indefinitely left his Chula Vista Middle School teaching job but apparently has no intention of leaving his political office, to the dismay of his peers.Tom Keliinoi is the Republican who ran against Beiser and lost, and while he may be waiting in the wings to take the title of District B trustee, the only other option for voters is a recall election. The board cannot force Beiser to step down.So why is Beiser showing up only to slip out before the meeting ends? Will he resign? Does he plan on fighting these allegations? The media, the board, superintendent Cindy Marten, and most importantly tax payers and his constituents have no idea what’s going.It’s not clear where San Diego Unified goes from here. Updated: 3:30 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Sweden to reopen a rape case against Julian Assange

first_img Comments Share your voice Security Tags 25 Photos Julian Assange WikiLeaks 1:26 Now playing: Watch this:center_img 2 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a reopened Swedish rape investigation. Daniel Leal-Olivas /AFP/Getty Images Swedish authorities will reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.The inquiry was revived at the request of the alleged victim’s lawyer, the BBC reported Monday. The investigation began after two women in 2010 accused Assange (who was living in London) of sexually assaulting them while in Stockholm for a WikiLeaks conference. Assange has long denied the allegation.He is currently serving a 50-week sentence in British jail for skipping bail in 2012. He was arrested immediately after he was forced to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last month. Inside Julian Assange’s office In the wake of his arrest, Elisabeth Massi Fritz, a lawyer for one of the alleged victims, tweeted about their efforts to get the Swedish investigation reopened.”No rape victim should have to wait nine years to see justice be served,” she wrote.Since the US has already kicked off the extradition process on the conspiracy charge, British officials “will decide on the order of priority,” according to the Swedish Prosecution Authority. Earlier this month, Assange refused to surrender to a US extradition request during a London hearing.Neither WikiLeaks, Assange’s lawyer nor the US Justice Department immediately responded to a request for comment.First published at 2:53 a.m. PT.Updated at 3:55 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. After Julian Assange’s arrest, the US DoJ piles on He’d lived there for nearly seven years to avoid being extradited to Sweden over the nine-year-old allegations and later to the US for his alleged role in a massive leak of classified materials, which the US Justice Department called “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.”Sweden dropped the investigation in 2017 because it couldn’t proceed while Assange remained in the embassy, but prosecutors noted at the time that they hadn’t cleared him. last_img read more

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Tesla is bringing back Free Unlimited Supercharging kind of

first_img Tags Share your voice Tesla More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Electric Cars Car Industry 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tesla’s Model X gets artsycenter_img 1 Tesla Model 3: The one you’ve been waiting for Comment 30 Photos Tesla Enlarge ImageTesla is reportedly looking for some extra sales of its pre-hardware-update inventory of Models S and X. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow Have you been kicking yourself for waiting too long to buy a Tesla and missing out on the whole Free Unlimited Supercharging thing? Well, according to a report Tuesday by Electrek, you’re getting another chance at it.What’s the catch? Well, Tesla is bringing back its free unlimited Supercharging promotion, but only for new Model S and Model X vehicles in inventory that are pre-hardware-update. What does that mean? Mostly it means no Model S with 370 miles of range or Model X with 325 miles of range. It also means you’re missing out on other smaller hardware changes like 200-kW Supercharging and the new adaptive suspension — oh, and the tidy power increase from the new motors.Also, unlike other incarnations of the promotion, this version of Free Unlimited Supercharging isn’t transferrable, meaning that you can’t use it as a selling feature when you go to send your Model S or X down the road.Tesla has also priced these new older-spec models a good chunk lower than the updated ones, with a preupdate 2019 Model S 100D going for $77,900 before incentives and a post-update model in the same trim starting at $85,000. Neither includes the company’s so-called Full Self-Driving hardware.So, is it worth it to buy the older model for free Supercharging?Well, that all depends on how you use your car. If you — like most people — charge your car at home overnight with a Level 2 system, then no, it’s not. If you are regularly using Supercharger stations to keep topped up because you don’t have reliable access to overnight Level 2 charging, then it just might be.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment.last_img read more

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Underpaid women 7th standard student answers Math question with a social angle

first_imgFacebookPhotos of a Mathematics exam paper answer sheet apparently completed by a seventh standard student is now the hottest debating point among Indian users in social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.The question was very simple: “A woman earns Rs 18,000 in 15 months. How much money she will earn in a month? How much she can earn in seven months? How long will it take for her to earn Rs 30,000?”The student answered each of these questions correctly without any mistakes. And at the end of the answer, he wrote a very thought-provoking sentence, “This woman worker is underpaid.”As this kind of an answer was never expected from a child studying in the seventh standard, photos of the answer sheet are now going viral on the internet. But the words from this student pose a million questions to the Indian society, which is primarily male-oriented.Why women are being treated as second-class citizens, especially in the labor sector? PixabayCiting the example of Kerala, we can clearly say that there is a heavy disparity in pay between men and women workers. A man who is doing construction work earns somewhere around Rs.700-1000 a day in Kerala, but a woman gets only between Rs.300-450.In the textile industry too, women employees are facing severe atrocities from the side of the management. A year ago, it was reported that some of the leading textile showrooms in Kerala were not paying as per norms to saleswomen, and they are not supposed to sit inside the shop even when customers were not there.These are broad daylight facts we notice at a time when the whole nation is talking and fighting for gender justice. If the condition of women in a highly educated state like Kerala is so pathetic, then what will be the case of women workers in other states?It’s time for authorities to answer the way the Seventh Standard student mentioned in his/her answer sheet.last_img read more

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Govt reevaluating 5 stake sale in ONGC

first_imgThe central government is re-evaluating a five percent stake sale in Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC) since the company will not have to bear any part of the subsidy burden. The stake sale is expected to take place in the third quarter of the present financial year.The cabinet approved the divestment. However, at current prices, the stake sell could fetch the government about Rs 11,000 crore. If the divestment plans go through, the government’s shareholding in the oil company will be reduced to 63.93 percent, thus moving the firm closer to its divestment target of raising Rs 56,000 crore, the Financial Express reported.The ONGC stock closed at Rs 247.50 on Tuesday, down 1.20 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange. While Rs 36,000 crore can be earned from stake sale in public sector undertaking, another Rs 20,500 crore will be raised from strategic divestment.Two years ago, road shows were held in some cities overseas but the proposed issue did not garner response from investors who were concerned about the subsidy to be borne by the company, FE added. So far, the government has raised Rs 3,183 crore during the financial year 2016-17 through divestments in NHPC and sale of shares in Indian Oil and NTPC to their employees.In July, it was reported that ONGC would have to shell out additional royalty payments amounting to $1 billion. The BJP government passed an order stating that the state-owned oil explorers ONGC and Oil India would have to pay royalty to crude oil-producing states such as Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.last_img read more

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2 Civilians killed in Kabul car bomb attack

first_imgAfghan security personnel and civilians gather next to a damaged car at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on 17 March. Photo: AFPA Taliban suicide attacker blew up a bomb-laden car in Kabul during rush hour on Saturday, killing at least two civilians, as militants dial up pressure in the capital amid calls for peace talks.Several others were wounded in the blast claimed by the Taliban that the Afghan interior ministry said had targeted global security company G4S.It was the fourth suicide attack in Kabul in three weeks and comes days after the top US general in Afghanistan said protecting the city was “our main effort”.It also comes as the Taliban faces growing pressure to take up Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of peace talks to end the 16-year war. So far it has given only a muted response.”Around 9:10 am this morning a suicide car bomb exploded in Police District Nine of Kabul,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.Two civilians were killed and three others were wounded in the attack, Danish said. The blast happened at a time when many people would have been driving to their offices on the first day of the working week.Health ministry spokesman Wahid Majrooh told AFP at least four people had been wounded.Deputy interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the bomber was heading towards G4S but “detonated himself before reaching the target”.In a WhatsApp message sent to journalists Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the bomber had targeted a convoy of “foreign troops”.”All occupiers were killed,” Mujahid said.The attack comes weeks before the start of the spring fighting season which is expected to be more intense this year as militants respond to intensifying US-led air strikes.Kabul a prioritySaturday’s suicide assault comes days after General John Nicholson, who leads US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said protecting the city was a priority for foreign forces.”Kabul is our main effort right now, to harden Kabul, to protect the people of Kabul and the international community that are here because of the strategic impact that has and the importance to the campaign,” Nicholson told reporters on Wednesday.Taliban and Islamic State militants have been ramping up attacks in Kabul in recent months, increasing pressure on the Afghan government, which is frequently lambasted for its inability to protect civilians.The most recent was on 9 March when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite area of the city, killing at least nine people. IS claimed responsibility.Despite calls for the Taliban to sit down with the Afghan government, it appears to have few reasons to negotiate.The group has been resurgent since the withdrawal of US-led NATO combat troops at the end of 2014, taking back territory and devastating Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces.In October, insurgents controlled or influenced nearly half of Afghanistan’s districts — double the percentage in 2015, the US government’s office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said in January.Over the same period, the watchdog said, the number of districts under Afghan government control or influence fell to its lowest level since December 2015.last_img read more

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Perfect your look in the monsoon

first_imgMonsoon is here, giving relief from the scorching heat! However it can bring a host of skin and hair related woes so make sure you are opting for the right rituals to have a natural glow. Also this is the time of the year when you should opt for bold colours and right make-up and have a fashion fiesta so don’t forget to keep your fashion quotient in place too. Here are some ways to have the right make-up:Less is more: Make-up in humid weather is bound to bleed so the best way to avoid it is to wear less make-up. Sporting a no-makeup look works perfectly for the spring season. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPastels it is: Avoid using rich colours and stick to pastel and cool summer shades. Bright colours though attractive can look very heavy in humid summer weather.Hydration is a must: Hydrating sprays is a very good option for refreshing make-up. The spray keeps your skin hydrated and supple even in humid and scorching heat. Experts list down some fashion tips to get the perfect monsoon look.Shades to wear: Bright neon or light shades like ocean blue, sea green, cherry, watermelon, royal blue, peachy pink and lemon yellow would work wonders to uplift a person’s mood this monsoon season. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe flip flop style: The right combination of colourful accessories makes the monsoon attire all the more appealing. Accessories like fancy umbrellas to complete your look. Team up your monsoon outfits with vibrant flip-flops and rain boots. Beautiful bracelets, earrings, and neck pieces made of plastic, rubber, and acrylic make a trendy fad. Some tips for the skin.Use a good facial cleanser: As the monsoon weather makes the sebaceous glands hyperactive, the dust gets accumulated on the skin and bacterial growth takes place. Keeping your face clean with a good facial cleanser suitable for your skin type is very important in this weather. Use of a mild, soap free, pH balanced face wash can be really helpful. If you have oily skin, wash your face 2-3 times a day.Use face masks: Use of a face mask once a week, can be really helpful keeping the skin fresh, clean and glowing. A face mask with activated charcoal can be one of the best remedies for your skin care regime during monsoon and it helps deep cleanse the toxins from your face.last_img read more