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 SettingsLA MESA (KUSI) — Hundreds of Helix High School students staged a walk-out Monday morning to protest police brutality after video emerged over the weekend on social media showing a La Mesa police officer on campus slamming a teenage girl to the ground.The incident, which happened Friday afternoon, was captured on video from at least two different angles and posted on social media by a Facebook user who promised to “completely (shut) down my sister’s school, Helix High, on Monday.”Helix staff called police for assistance at about 1:20 p.m. Friday when the 17-year-old girl, who was on “suspended status,” would not comply with directions to leave school grounds, La Mesa Chief of Police Walt Vasquez said in a statement. An officer tried to get the student to leave voluntarily, then ordered her to do so.She refused to cooperate, Vasquez said, and the officer arrested her and placed her in handcuffs.“As they were walking, the student became non-compliant on two separate occasions and made an attempt to free herself by pulling away from the officer,” Vasquez said. “To prevent the student from escaping, the officer forced the student to the ground.”Neither video posted on Facebook clearly shows what led up to the slam, but both show the officer throw the girl across his body from left to right, with her upper body slamming onto the concrete first. The officer then pins the girl on the ground with his upper body for several seconds as the teen appears to lay motionless on the ground, then rolls her to her side.“After the student agreed to quit resisting and attempting to escape, the officer assisted her up and walked her to his patrol vehicle,” Vasquez said.The student received “minor abrasions” in the incident, Vasquez said. She was taken to the La Mesa Police Department, where she was evaluated by paramedics and determined not to require treatment.Around 8 a.m. today, students at the La Mesa high school began walking out of their classrooms and gathering near the front entrance of the school. One student held a sign that read, “We’re anti-police brutality, not anti-police.”Aeiramique Blake, whose sister attends Helix and who said she was a spokeswoman for the family of the girl slammed by the officer, told KUSI that students and community members are demanding the officer be removed from his position on campus.“He never needs to work with kids again,” Blake said. “We’re tired of police justifying the abuse they do to our youth.”Outside the school this morning and in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Blake contested the police version of events. She told the Union-Tribune that the student was allowed to be on campus while assigned to in-school suspension, but the 17-year-old had a conflict with an instructor who accused her of being on drugs. Blake said that when the instructor searched thegirl’s backpack, no drugs were found, but the teen had pepper spray.The student said she carried pepper spray for protection because she rides the trolley to school from southeast San Diego, but the teacher told her she’d have to leave campus because she brought a weapon, Blake said. When the girl refused to leave, the instructor called police.“No matter what was done or not done, that was not the appropriate way to handle a young lady,” Blake told the newspaper. “The community is completely outraged.”Police are aware of and in possession of a video of the student being slammed to the ground, Vasquez said.“As is protocol with all incidents involving use of force, the La Mesa Police Department will be conducting a detailed review of the force used and of the entire incident,” the police chief said. “Helix High School officials are also fully aware of the facts surrounding the incident.” Elizabeth Alvarez Updated: 4:04 PM Posted: January 22, 2018 La Mesa Police Officer slams 17 year old to ground at Helix High, students protest Elizabeth Alvarez, January 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Helix Charter HS, La Mesa Police FacebookTwitter
$960 Samsung’s Galaxy Note is coming (all while we keep waiting… Now playing: Watch this: Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone 4:11 See It 13 Photos An image that purportedly shows the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. WinFuture The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus have reportedly been revealed in leaked images. The pictures show a front-facing camera positioned in the middle of the handset and three cameras vertically aligned on the rear of the device, said German tech publication WinFuture. The images come from official marketing, WinFuture reported on Wednesday. Last month saw the revelation that the Note 10 will be launched Aug. 7 during a Samsung Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in New York. The venue is the same place the Korean tech giant launched the Note 9 last year.The images also show volume and power buttons on the left side of the handset, and no Bixby button on the right.Commentary: What the Note 10 has to do to impress us.What the Note 10 Plus will reportedly look like. WinFuture Samsung Indonesia also published a video in a now-deleted tweet that showed some of the productivity features of the Note 10, according to PocketNow. The video “implies that you will no longer need to use multiple devices (desktop, laptop, memory sticks, etc.) to get work done,” the report says.Earlier this week, PocketNow also published pictures of purported Note 10 screen protectors, which it said showed a front camera positioned in the middle of the screen and a vertical alignment of multiple cameras on the rear of the handset.Samsung didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Sprint See It Review • Galaxy Note 8 is powerful, pricey and soon-to-be-replaced The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 S Pen. Samsung The Note 10 is rumored to have physical buttons for power and volume, no headphone jack, a bigger aspect ratio, a 6.66-inch display — compared with the Note 9’s 6.4-inch screen — a 4,300mAh battery, four rear cameras and a camera on the S Pen.The Korean tech giant is also reportedly looking to make more than one model of the Note 10, including a 5G version like the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. $699 Best Buy $471 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Midnight Black) Preview • Galaxy Note 8 could be the Note 7 you should have had, and then some CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 1 $329 Amazon See It Share your voice Tags Comment Samsung Mobile Tablets Phones Foldable Phones See it
Cargill Inc [CARG.UL], one of the world’s largest privately held corporations, has launched a restructuring that includes job cuts, one company source and four industry sources said on Friday, the latest casualty of a downturn in the farm economy.The 150-year-old company, a top commodities trader, is also closing offices, two of the industry sources said.The cutbacks at the Minnesota-based company come as global agricultural companies are under pressure from slumping commodity prices, slowing demand in China and weakness in emerging markets where Cargill has significant investments.Cargill may eliminate as many as 4,000 jobs, which would represent about 2.5 percent of its employees, one of the industry sources said.The company is “working on recalibrating their business,” said another industry source, a banker.A Cargill spokesman initially declined to comment, saying “we typically don’t comment on rumours.” He later added that he had not “heard anything along the lines of the layoff numbers you mentioned or office closings.”Cargill is among four “ABCD” companies that dominate the flow of agricultural goods around the world, competing against rivals Archer Daniels Midland Co, Bunge Ltd and Louis Dreyfus Corp [LOUDR.UL].Recently, the companies have faced new competition from trading houses in Asia.”It seems like they’re trying to adapt and be a little bit leaner and faster,” one U.S. grain trader who interacts with Cargill said about the company.Chief Executive David MacLennan, who took the reins two years ago, has already taken steps to change the company. In the last six months, Cargill has sold its U.S. hog business to Brazilian meat packer JBS SA for $1.45 billion and paid about $1.5 billion to buy Norwegian fish feed maker Ewos.The company has said it will split the company’s hedge fund arm, Black River Asset Management, into three separate employee-owned firms.Other agricultural companies are cutting back and looking to consolidate to save money. Last month, Monsanto Co, the world’s biggest seed company, said it was slashing 2,600 jobs and restructuring operations.Deere & Co, the largest maker of farm equipment, also has eliminated jobs.Last month, Cargill reported a 20-percent gain in profits for its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31, following a loss in the fourth quarter that the company attributed in part to slowing economies in emerging markets.Cargill’s last substantial restructuring was about 15 years ago and aimed at moving employees into positions built around product lines instead of their geographic locations, said Ken Morrison, who worked for the company for 27 years until 2003.”Headcount reduction and Cargill just don’t go in the same sentence,” Morrison said.
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:14Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:13?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Reuters File PhotoChina has signed a secret deal with Cambodia that would allow the Chinese military to use a naval base near the capital, Sihanoukville, according to reports. The move comes even as Beijing is seen expanding its military capabilities in the Gulf of Thailand region.It is revealed that the recently signed pact between the two countries will give China ‘exclusive rights’ to operate a Cambodian naval installation in the region, US officials told the Wall Street Journal.The report said that Cambodia would allow China to use the base for 30 years followed by automatic renewals after every 10 years. The deal would allow China to post military personnel, store weapons and provide docking of warships. Other details such as permit of carrying weapons by Chinese personnel, Cambodian passports as well as strict Chinese-only entry on the Chinese side of the port were also included in the draft, claimed US officials. The proposed naval base is also located a few kilometres away from an under-construction airport that is being built by a Chinese company in Dara Sakor. US officials have reportedly warned that the airport could be used as a Chinese military base. Both Chinese and Cambodian officials have denied the claims and said no such defence deal has been signed. The Cambodian government spokesman, Phay Siphan, rubbished the news saying that the claims are “fake news” adding “nothing is happening like that,” the Journal reported.”This is the worst-ever made-up news against Cambodia,” Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told Cambodian Fresh News on Monday.US Embassy Spokeswoman in Phnom Penh, Emily Zeeberg, said Washington is “concerned that any steps by the Cambodian government to invite a foreign military presence in Cambodia would threaten the coherence and centrality of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in coordinating regional developments and disturb peace and stability in Southeast Asia”.The report also revealed that the US-funded facilities at Raem have been instructed to be relocated for “further infrastructure development and security enhancement.” Analysts have said US-Cambodia relations may have strained due to Washington’s criticism over human rights violations in the country. Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sens Extensive Rule Close China’s access to the south-eastern port would pave the way to connect the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) military base in the South China Sea through Thailand by establishing the proposed Kra Canal project. The ambitious route will help China surpass the far and busy Malacca Strait international trade route and provide access to trade and military assets all the way into the Indian Ocean.