Paris likely to get a simple life in lockup

first_imgParis Hilton will have a very unglamorous new address if prosecutors get their way: the Los Angeles County jail. City attorney’s officials filed documents in Superior Court recommending the hotel heiress and TV star be jailed for 45 days for violating terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless-driving conviction. Prosecutors also want Hilton to stay away from alcohol for 90 days and wear a monitoring device that will chart whether she complies. And they are seeking to have her license suspended for an additional four months. The recommendation will be reviewed by a judge when Hilton appears for a probation-violation hearing today. The judge can accept it or impose a different penalty. The maximum penalty is 90 days in jail. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Hilton is being treated the same as anyone else. “Anyone who would have conducted themselves in a way that resulted in this set of facts, we would have made the same recommendation of 45 days in county jail, regardless of whether they were a celebrity or not,” he said Thursday. Delgadillo said he is requesting Hilton serve her time in the county jail, but where she is incarcerated is up to the judge. He said Hilton could ask to be housed in a jail of her choice, and if the judge grants that she would be required to pay the costs of her incarceration. Hilton, 26, pleaded no contest in January to reckless driving stemming from a Sept. 7 arrest in Hollywood. Police said she appeared intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. She had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, the level at which an adult driver is in violation of the law. Hilton said she had only a single margarita at a charity event that evening but may have been “speeding a little bit” while on her way to get a hamburger. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is equivalent to a guilty plea for purposes of sentencing. She was sentenced to probation for 36 months, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. Two other traffic stops are what landed Hilton back in court.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Welding instructor Cathal McGee appointed to WorldSkills expert role

first_imgDonegal ETB welding instructor Cathal McGee has been appointed as a WorldSkills Ireland Expert for the skill area of Welding.The appointment comes ahead of the 45th WorldSkills competition which takes place in Kazan, Russia from 22-27 August 2019. It is the first time ever that welding staff from any ETB in the country have been appointed to this position.WorldSkills is the collective voice for skills excellence and development in vocational, technological, and service oriented careers around the globe. Every two years WorldSkills hosts the world championships of skills which attracts more than 1,600 competitors from over 60 countries. There are competitions in 56 skills across a wide range of industries.The competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions that are held in WorldSkills member countries and regions. Ireland’s National Skills Final took place from 21-23 March.Stranorlar native Cathal has worked with Donegal ETB for the last fifteen years.Speaking about his appointment, Cathal said, “I’m absolutely delighted with this appointment. The fact that this is the first time ever an ETB staff member has been appointed to the welding expert role makes it particularly special. The work of a WorldSkills Ireland Expert consists of preparing the Irish WorldSkills competitor is his skill area, welding in my case, training and coordinating the twelve week Special Training Programme (STP), as well as participating in the WorldSkills competition in Kazan.” Cathal McGee WorldSkills Ireland Welding Expert & Christopher Kehoe Irish WorldSkills Welding CompetitorSince 1950, WorldSkills has raised awareness among young people, as well as their parents, teachers and employers, that their future depends on an effective skills training system. The twenty largest economies in the world are Members of WorldSkills, as are the five most populous. In all, the membership represents two-thirds of the world’s population.The WorldSkills Ireland welding competitor Cathal will work with, in representing Ireland, Christopher Kehoe, was the winner of the National Skills Final, hosted by Ireland Skills Live, which took place in the RDS, Dublin from 21-23 March.Speaking about Cathal’s appointment, Cróna Gallagher, Donegal ETB’s Director of Further Education and Training (FET) said, “I’d like to congratulate Cathal on his appointment. Not only is this a huge honour for him and a testament to his own knowledge and skills, it highlights the quality of the training provided by Donegal ETB’s FET Service; we are the leading provider of welding training in the Irish further education and training sector, having been the first in Ireland to introduce augmented reality welding into our training and our staff are now leading the way on the national and international skills stage.”Cathal’s manager, Donegal ETB’s Area Training Manager Vinny McGroary, on congratulating Cathal commented, “Cathal’s appointment and his involvement in the WorldSkills competition will increase the visibility of skilled professional education. Welding comes under the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology category and the competition provides leaders in industry, government and education with the opportunity to exchange information and best practices regarding industry and professional education.”Cathal now has a busy few months ahead of him. In addition to training his competitor for the competition, he has to develop the STP for his area of welding, monitor progress of his competitor, be active on the WorldSkills Forum which requires completion of preparatory tasks and complete WorldSkills International Modules as part of his international professional development. Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh also added her congratulations saying, “We are absolutely delighted with Cathal’s appointment. It not only highlights Cathal’s skills but highlights the quality of the teaching and learning the people of Donegal have on their own doorstep. I would like to wish him and his competitor all the best with their preparations in the coming months and good luck in Kazan.”Welding instructor Cathal McGee appointed to WorldSkills expert role was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cathal mcgeeDonegal ETBweldinglast_img read more

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‘Jacks win CCAA opener

first_imgHumboldt State University’s volleyball team snapped a 29-game conference losing streak Wednesday night with a win over visiting CSU Monterey Bay at Lumberjack Arena.After falling in the first set 25-15 the ‘Jacks charged back and won the following two sets 25-17 and 25-20.Monterey pushed the final set into extra-frames but the home team held on to win 27-25. Humboldt’s Lenox Loving gave her team match-point with her team-high 15th kill of the night before the ‘Jacks won the final point on a …last_img

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Startup Stimulus: Obama Proposes $30 Billion For Small Businesses

first_imgEarlier this week we told you how New York Times op-ed contributor and author Thomas Friedman urged President Obama to take steps to help foster a new age of innovation and entrepreneurship. Well it seems that Obama may have received that message, as Wednesday night during his State of the Union address to Congress the president proposed a bill to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. Perhaps Obama listened to Friedman, or maybe he saw the frenzied excitement that grows around new innovations like the iPad – either way, the president seems to have taken the first baby steps toward a more entrepreneurial culture in America.In the first quarter of a speech that lasted nearly seventy minutes – due in no small part part to the customary and, at times, comically frequent applause breaks – Obama leveled his focus on small businesses, calling for a $30 billion bill to help them attain credit from banks.“We should start where more new jobs do — in small businesses,” said Obama. “Companies that begin when an entrepreneur takes a chance on a dream, or a worker decides it’s time she became her own boss.”Obama also called for a tax credit which will go to small businesses that raise wages or hire more employees, along with with the reversal of taxes on small business investments. Instead of paying capital gains taxes, Obama proposed that small businesses should instead be given tax incentives for investing in things like new plants and equipment. One idea that Obama did not mention which could bolster the nation’s innovative spirit is the so-called “startup visa” which could bring foreign entrepreneurs to the U.S. and create jobs – a movement we wrote about earlier this month. As is the custom when the president gives his yearly address to congress, the Republican party chooses a representative to deliver their formal response. This year’s choice, Senator Bob McDonnell from Virginia, warned of growing government and increased spending, but agreed with the president that inspiring growth in small businesses is critical.“We must enact policies that promote entrepreneurship and innovation so America can better compete with the world,” McDonnell said. “What government should not do is pile on more taxation, regulation and litigation that kill jobs and hurt the middle class.”Embedded below is the White House video of Obama’s speech. Skip ahead to 13:14 to hear the president’s ideas for entrepreneurs and small businesses.Photos by New York Times photographer Doug Mills and White House photographer Pete Souza.Disclosure: ReadWriteWeb is a syndication partner of the New York Times. chris cameron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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Gambhir may miss second Test

first_imgIndian opener Gautam Gambhir on Saturday injured his left hand while practicing at the nets in Durban, reports said.The Indian physiotherapist diagnosed Gambhir on the ground.It is too early to predict if the injury is serious, reports added.last_img

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