Robert Guerrero, preparing to challenge welterweight titleholder and pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4, was arrested Thursday morning at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York for attempting to board a flight to Las Vegas with an unloaded gun.Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs), who turned 30 on Wednesday, was to be arraigned on gun-possession charges later Thursday.Guerrero, from Gilroy, Calif., is training for the fight in Las Vegas and had been on the East Coast for a few days to make several appearances to promote the Showtime pay-per-view fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.Guerrero is a Christian who has spoken publicly about his faith. He appeared on the “700 Club” with Pat Robertson in Norfolk, Va., visited ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., to tape interviews, and hosted a media lunch in New York on Tuesday.After wrapping up the promotional blitz, he was headed back to Las Vegas on Thursday morning when, according to multiple reports, he tried to bring an unloaded pistol onto his Delta Air Lines flight.Fox New York reported that he was carrying a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun. He reportedly did not have any ammunition with him.According to the reports, Guerrero disclosed that he had the weapon at the ticket counter, at which point police were called. A source told ESPN.com that Guerrero has a permit to carry a gun in California, but is not licensed in New York, where gun laws are among the strictest in the nation.How — or if — his arrest will impact the fight is unclear. Showtime spokesman Chris DeBlasio told ESPN.com that the network had no comment.Guerrero’s co-manager, Luis DeCubas Jr., who was traveling with him, could not be reached. He did not respond to a text message and his voice mail was full.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help as they seek to put the brakes on a truck thief in Northwest Miami-Dade.Newly released surveillance video shows the subject approaching a white Ford F-150 in the parking lot of the Walmart along Northwest 79th Street and 32nd Avenue, July 13.Police said the thief used a tool to break inside the pickup. The security footage shows him driving off in the vehicle.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. read more
Ivanka Trump announced Tuesday that she was closing her eponymous fashion brand, following a firestorm of criticism about potential conflicts of interests and flagging sales fuelled by a political backlash.The 36-year-old, who has been frequently photographed stepping out of her Washington villa wearing shoes from her namesake label, stepped away from the company in 2017 before moving to Washington to work as an advisor to her father, President Donald Trump.While the clothing, footwear and accessories brand experienced a surge in sales in 2016, the year that Trump won the presidency, the label suffered a backlash after he took office, and had been axed by a growing number of retail chains.The mother-of-three, who with husband Jared Kushner made at least $82 million last year, is unpaid for her White House work but has faced sustained criticism about possible conflicts of interest with her business.In January 2017, she announced before moving to Washington that she was stepping down from the family real estate firm, The Trump Organization, and from actively managing her brand, which was placed into a trust.As first daughter, she has travelled overseas representing her father, attended meetings with visiting heads of state and travelled domestically, fueling speculation that she may harbor future political ambitions of her own.“After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington,” she said in a statement.“So making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners.”The first daughter said “no one could have predicted the success” the brand would achieve when it launched, and that she was “beyond grateful” for her “incredible team who has inspired so many women.”“While we will not continue our mission together, I know that each of them will thrive in their next chapter,” she added.‘Very difficult’Last year, US department stores Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus both dropped her line, citing slow sales after political opponents of the Trumps called for a boycott on stores doing business with the first family.Earlier this month, Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay-whose holdings include US retailers Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor-phased out the brand.Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump brand, said Tuesday she knew that the decision had been a “very difficult” one for the first daughter.“I am very grateful for the opportunity to have led such a talented and committed team. When faced with the most unique circumstances, the team displayed strength and optimism,” she said in a statement.Ivanka, who is a former model, launched a jewelry line in 2007, before branching out into shoes, handbags and ultimately clothes.In 2016, the year that she was hitting the campaign trail hard on her father’s behalf, the company expanded into denim, activewear and baby bedding.But in 2017, the brand ended talks on a distribution deal with Sanei International to bring the brand to Japan, which insiders attributed to ethics recommendations and an attempt to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.Ivanka named Klem president of the label when she stepped away that same year.Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, said the closure reflected the lack of time Trump devoted to a label seen as an extension of her personal brand, and the political challenges that the company faced.“Views on the brand have become highly polarized and it has become a lightning rod for protests and boycotts,” he said, though he did not rule out a comeback.“While the brand will disappear in the short term, the copyrights and intellectual property will be retained. This means a future relaunch is possible,” he said. In this file photo taken on 7 May 2018, Ivanka Trump arrives for an event with First Lady Melania Trump to launch initiatives for Be Best, which includes the well-being of children, at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP read more
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals A PayScale report ranked computer science careers among some of the most in-demand and lucrative professions in the United States. But recent figures on high-school students who took the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science exam last year paint a picture of a field that is failing to progress with the times.For one, there were two states — Mississippi and Montana — where not a single female, African American or Hispanic student took the AP Computer Science exam. In fact, in Montana, only 11 students total took the exam, as not one high school in the state offered courses in AP computer science. Perhaps most alarming: In Wyoming, no students took the Computer Science exam at all.Related: This Entrepreneur Wants Girls to Think Engineering Is AwesomeTo break it down:No females took the exam in Mississippi, Montana, and Wyoming11 states had no black students take the exam: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming8 states had no Hispanic students take the exam: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and WyomingOf the 29,555 U.S. students who took the test in 2013:13,711 were white males; 2,348 were white females1,090 black students2,408 Hispanics8,475 Asians5,485 total females66% of the 29,555 students passed the testWith computer science slated to become all the more important to our growth as a nation, some leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are trying to break down the barriers to entry for these underrepresented groups. Here are four ways they are trying to encourage greater participation and access across races and gender in the computer science field.Juan Gilbert, PhD, is an advocate of diversity in computer science.1. Cultural perspectives need a reboot. When professor Juan Gilbert, chair of the human-centered computing school at Clemson University, visits grade schools, kids are often surprised by his line of work. “They’re baffled because I’m African-American,” he says.”A survey actually showed that middle school kids view people in this field as white males who have ugly wives,” Gilbert says. “But the challenge with combatting these stereotypes is that this discipline needs more role models.”Gilbert, who holds the Presidential Endowed Chair in Computing, is conducting his own study on whether society could change how youths view computer science. He had kids watch LabDaze.com, an online reality series featuring his predominantly black students and faculty. His study will follow the young kids over time to see if they later pursue computer science courses.”Will it break down stereotypes? We’ll be visiting schools in Atlanta and Charlotte to find out,” Gilbert says.Jan Cuny of the National Science FoundationImage credit: Steve Robinson/NSF 2. A lack of access to technology is not the problem.Gilbert says the public mistakenly blames the disparity on a lack of computer science labs in low-income schools. “Chemistry and physics require labs and specialized equipment that you could find at a majority of schools across the country,” Gilbert says. “The real problem is not a lack of access; it’s a lack of teachers.”Gilbert says a teacher can get an education certificate in English, algebra, biology, and history – but not in computer science. He says an absence of focused educators in this subject is the real crux of the problem.Jan Cuny, program manager for computer education at the National Science Foundation, says CS 10K is a project that aims to have 10,000 teachers in 10,000 high schools, with a standardized curriculum by 2016. One introductory course will be for all students, and the second course in computing principles will be more advanced.3. Computer science’s applicability needs to be better communicated.Cuny agrees that the AP exam is tough to break into without proper support. “It’s for kids with computers at homes with dads who are engineers,” she says. “It requires a year of java programming.”She adds, however, that because computer science affects all industries, all students should at least understand basic programming, “which isn’t that hard.””Computer science is not just for software engineers, it’s also for healthcare workers, biologists and just about any field,” Cuny says. “[Students] must at least understand computer science tools and how to adapt them to their field.”An example of how the subject touches all fields is TheCoderDayofService, an event on MLK weekend where over 250 technologists come together tocodeon open source humanitarian projects. “We’re igniting a movement of social good within tech and helping great companies connect with passionatecoderswho’ve built open portfolios of their work,” says Vanessa Hurst, founder of the event.Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code.4. Computer science alums should find opportunities to mentor others. “We need to give students a better introduction to computer science,” says Cuny. “Women aren’t attracted to it because they view it as nerdy and geeky with no societal impact, which is a misconception. It presents an approach to problem solving that can empower you across many fields, and it’s important that women see that.”Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, says that’s why a massive cultural shift must take place. The national nonprofit provides intensive instruction in web design, robotics and mobile development. “We aren’t just teaching computer science,” she says. “We are really inspiring passion for technology. Our alums are going back to their schools and communities and teaching other girls tocode; they have the confidence to be the one girl in an AP Computer Science class.”The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, computing will provide 1.4 million jobs, and only 3% will be filled by women. Saujani says last year, Girls Who Code engaged with more than 700 girls through their learning programs. January 20, 2014 read more
1 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now March 5, 2014 Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. The executive at the heart of Target’s major credit-card security breach is resigning, amid an overhaul of the retailer’s digital security.Beth Jacob resigned effective today as chief information officer, the company said in a note to its employees. Target said it will look outside the company for her replacement.In addition to replacing Jacob, Target said it plans to hire a chief compliance officer – a role the company didn’t previously have.Related: Preventing Another Target Hack“While we are still in the process of an ongoing investigation, we recognize that the information security environment is evolving rapidly,” Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in his letter. “To ensure that Target is well positioned following the data breach we suffered last year,we are undertaking an overhaul of our information security and compliance structure and practices.”Target faced a sophisticated hack that exposed data from 40 million credit cards and 70 million customers. So far, Target has racked up more than $60 million in charges as a result of the breach, which was one of the largest for a retailer in history.Related: Target Accelerating Program to Detect Credit-Card Fraud read more
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being warned that they could be invalidating their car insurance by doing simple things – such as putting fluffy dice in your windscreen or forgetting to renew road tax. Uswitch – the Comparison website – say two thirds of drivers could be putting their future payouts at risk by making simple mistakes. Things such as as forgetting to renew road tax, wearing the wrong footwear and putting up fluffy dice could all make your insurance invalid, reports The Mirror. In a list of the most common misdemeanors made by motorists, wearing heels or flip flops could be the easiest way to get your insurance written off. Yet, a quarter of drivers sampled by Uswitch said they’ve worn this type of footwear while driving. The survey of 1,593 consumers found the most forgetful drivers are dotted around Birmingham, where one in three people on the road routinely forget to lock their cars. Read MoreBig Issue: Learner drivers on the M6? Really? In Wales, 26 per cent of drivers also frequently forget to renew their MOTs on time. Simple errors, which also involve forgetting to strap in your pet, could mean that British drivers lose out on £114million each year in unpaid claims based on an average claim amount of £2,671, according to Association of British Insurers’ research. A quarter of drivers admitted they did not realise these small errors could result in car insurance providers not paying out, with an additional third of drivers admitting they simply forget that such behaviours might impact on an insurance claim. Read MoreHelmet-cam video shows the horrifying moment a teenager runs into fast moving traffic on A50 The latest data from the ABI shows that over 43,000 car insurance claims are rejected a year. The 10 slip-ups that could invalidate your insurance Wearing high heels or flip flops while driving – 25% of drivers Leaving car unlocked – 24% Putting off car maintenance when required – 21% Forgetting to renew their car MOT on time – 16% Letting pet(s) roam free in the car – 15% Lent car to a friend or family member – 14% Not updated details after changing jobs – 9% Attached fluffy dice, or another object, to rear-view mirror – 9% Forgetting to renew tax – 9% Underestimated mileage travelled everyday – 8% read more
Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, February 22. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 18:14Accident reported on Badger Avenue in CreweBadger Avenue in both directions partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved at Underwood Lane. 18:03Broken down vehicle on A50 near Blythe BridgeOne lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on A50 Westbound at A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot).One lane has been closed to towards the roundabout.17:33Accident reported near Crackley BankCedar Road partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at Crackley Bank.Near Waterhayes Surgery.17:00One lane closed due to broken down lorry on A500A Highways England spokesman said:We have a lane 1 closure on the A500 southbound between the junctions of the A527 for Wolstanton and A53 for Etruria for a broken down HGV. Highways England Traffic Officers are on scene. “16:56Traffic now flowing smoothly in Trentham Gardens areaTrentham Gardens are now reporting traffic is flowing smoothly.16:32Lane shut due to broken down car on M6 between Stafford and Stoke-on-TrentOne lane closed due to broken down car on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed.16:30Long delays at Trentham GardensThere are long delays getting out of Trentham Gardens today, with some motorists reporting being stuck for around an hour.16:16Accident in Sneyd GreenSneyd Street partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at A5272 Hanley Road.16:13Accident reported in LeekSouthbank Street partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at Leonard Street.16:11Firefighters tackle North Staffordshire kitchen fireFire crews were called shortly after 3.30pm today. More here.15:52Signalling problem causing delays on trainsDelays of up to 15 minutes on CrossCountry Southbound between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent due to signalling problem.Trains have to run at reduced speed on the Southbound line. 15:44One lane shut due to accident on M6 between J19 and J18One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of four) is closed. There was an earlier breakdown here. 15:34Accident on A53 near WhitmoreA53 in both directions partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident near Three Mile Lane.Affecting traffic between Whitmore and Baldwin’s Gate.15:33Traffic heavy on A50 in UttoxeterQueueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A50 in both directions around A518 Derby Road (Water Bridge roundabout).At present, there are no reports of any accidents or incidents, could be half term traffic on the move.12:43Queuing traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is eight minutes. 12:43All lanes are now open #M6 Northbound between J14 #Creswell and J15 #Hanchurch. The broken down van has been recovered.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) February 22, 201912:16Moorland Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). 11:32A500 D Road Southbound busy but moving around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is five minutes. 11:31A34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 10:24A527 Porthill Road busy but moving at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 10:02vehicle has been safely towed to the hardshoulder traffic running freely #m6#j16— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) February 22, 201910:02A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout. 09:46Queuing traffic due to earlier accident, a car involved on M6 Southbound at J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened.Traffic released by 09:30. Lane three (of three) was closed until around 09:25 when traffic was held. 08:33Traffic easing on B5051 Moorland Road at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout).08:04Slow traffic on A500 D Road Northbound between Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off, Audley) and M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe, Barthomley).08:03We are @asda, Queensway, Stafford, ST16 3TA today talking about the M6 Junction 13 to 15 smart motorway. Come along and meet our project team. Find out more: https://t.co/uCXEh0bFS3 pic.twitter.com/9zHkQrxAOz— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) February 22, 201907:57Heavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. 07:56 Slow traffic on A500 D Road Northbound between Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off, Audley) and M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe, Barthomley). 07:24Slow traffic on A500 D Road Northbound between Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off) and M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe).07:14Cocknage Road in both directions closed due to burst water main between Chaplin Road and Woodpark Lane.Affecting traffic between Cocknage and Dresden. Traffic sensors confirm the road remains closed. Police confirmed at 4.20pm yesterday the road will remain closed overnight. read more