A Starbuck employee is claiming that she was wrongly fired after another employee wrote the word ‘pig’ on an officer’s drink.Lola Price, who was a manager at a Starbucks near Tulsa, was fired from the establishment Thursday after the story went viral.Price claims she that had nothing to do with the incident and was actually used as a scapegoat for the company who was just trying to save face:“I was terminated from my position because, Starbucks was looking for someone to take the blame for this and to save some face from their company,” Price told KTUL said.Price says she went back to the establishment but they will not answer her questions and she is now forced to find another job with a ruined reputation.Other news outlets including KTUL have reached out to Starbucks regarding the incident but Starbucks has yet to respond.Company did, however, release a statement Friday saying:“The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgement and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy.”
(Washington, DC) — After a police standoff, a suspect is finally in custody after two security guards were injured in an attack at the basilica in Washington, DC.Two security guards at the shrine are reportedly “conscious and breathing” after one was stabbed and another was struck by a vehicle shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10.Police say a driver struck a female guard and several vehicles in the parking lot of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast, DC this morning. He then chased a male guard into the Shrine and stabbed him.The suspect barricaded himself inside a home in a nearby neighborhood.He was arrested a short time after.Both victims are said to be in critical condition.
A part of the Florida Turnpike in southern Martin County was closed for a time Wednesday morning, as fire rescue crews responded to an Amazon Prime truck fire.It happened in the southbound lanes, just before Indiantown Road in Jupiter.Photo courtesy: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)Photos from the Florida Department of Transportation showed the truck engulfed in flames on the shoulder of the highway.One southbound lane reopened shortly before 9 a.m., and there are no reports of injuries.
Parade Road Closures and Restricted Vehicle Access Traffic on Linderson Way and West Lee Street will be restricted to emergency access only, beginning at approx. 8:30 a.m. on July 4. If you need access to these streets after 8:30 a.m. and prior to 12:30 p.m., please make advance arrangements for your vehicle in the event that you need to travel.From approx. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., vehicular access to and from property along the parade route will be restricted due to street closures.The parade route begins at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Lee Street, moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road, then turns west (right) onto Israel Road and continues past City Hall, ending at the Linderson Way/Israel Rd intersection. Parade route map is available online here.Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show Held at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range. Festival gates open at 6:00 p.m. Event features music, food vendors, games, and much more.Thunder Valley Fireworks Show begins at 10:15 p.m. and is accompanied by music on site.Festival entry is free; event parking is $10/car. No alcohol, pets, personal fireworks, or BBQs allowed.Tumwater Farmers MarketThe Tumwater Farmers’ MarketThe Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The market is located at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road SW. For more details, visit www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org. Submitted by The City of TumwaterThe 4th of July parade steps off in Tumwater at 11:00 a.m.Celebrate this 4th of July in Tumwater. Events for Independence Day are listed below.Independence Day Parade – Saturday, July 4, 11:00 a.m.The parade will be led by Grand Marshals from the Tumwater Soccer Club, representing this year’s parade theme, “Just Kickin’ It!” The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. The parade is closed to new entries. Facebook112Tweet0Pin0 Please Note: Pioneer Park will be closed all day on Saturday, July 4, 2015. City services will be closed on Friday, July 3 in honor of the holiday.For more information about activities, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation at (360) 754-4160. More details available online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade or www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/festival. Find more fireworks information online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/fireworks Fireworks SafetyAlthough personal fireworks are allowed within the City limits, conditions are exceedingly dry this season and fire danger is high. Please consider alternatives to personal fireworks this year to celebrate Independence Day—the City hosts a full day of festivities, including a professional fireworks show. If you do use personal fireworks this holiday season, please remember:Ignition or discharge of safe and sane fireworks are allowed within the City of Tumwater on July 3 and 4, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. only.Patrol officers will enforce these regulations during the holiday season. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.
1 David Moyes is the ‘right choice’ for the club and he will ‘bring stability’ to Sunderland, according to former defender Julio Arca.The Premier League side made a swift appointment to replace Sam Allardyce at the Stadium of Light, naming the Scot as their new boss on a four-year deal.The former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad manager will be hoping to reaffirm his ability after two dismissals in as many years. He takes over the club months after avoiding relegation under Sam Allardyce, who has taken up the vacancy at England’s national team.“It’s been a crazy few days for Sunderland regarding the manager,” the former Black Cats left-back told Danny Kelly and Tony Cascarino on the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“I think David Moyes was the right choice at the moment. He’s someone that knows the Premier League inside out, he’s done a great job at Everton.“Things did not work out at Manchester United like he wanted but I am sure he will bring stability to the club, something Sunderland have [needed] for a while.“In the last three or four seasons Sunderland have been lucky to escape relegation. Sam Allardyce did well, bringing players in January that made a difference to the team.“You want to be in a comfortable position in the Premier League instead of fighting relegation every season. Hopefully David Moyes can change this around and bring stability, consistency and obviously he is going to look for new players to get all that.” Moyes takes the job on Wearside just three weeks before the start of the new season, with a trip to Pep Guardiola’s Man City in store on the opening day.In the close season the Black Cats have handed new deals to Jermain Defoe, Vito Mannone and Patrick van Aanholt, but they are yet to add to the current squad.Arca, who spent six years at Sunderland, continued: “It’s not going to be easy for him. Three or four weeks, slightly more [including the transfer window].“Sunderland needs three or four players. Last season they were ok [in the end], but things need to improve.“You always get these kind of changes in the north east, you never know what is going to happen. Sunderland had to quickly make a decision because the season starts soon.“It’s up to the manager now, what kind of players he wants to bring in, but in the long term David Moyes is the right choice.”
SANTA CLARA — Only a 49ers season this maddening could make Sunday’s victory so tough to secure, even after parlaying George Kittle’s 210 receiving yards into a 20-0 halftime lead.Their eventual 20-14 win over the Denver Broncos did not hinder the 49ers’ position atop next year’s draft board, and it certainly provided a morale boost for a flailing franchise that had lost its past three and 10 of 12 before Sunday’s stunner.This game will be remembered for Kittle’s first-half outburst, even …
CEOs Know Campaign: The Johannesburg Stock ExchangeTsabeng Nthite – Inspired by the need to build a positive reputation for South Africa, Brand South Africa – through its digital campaign themed ‘CEOs Know’ this week interviewed Ms Nicki Newton-King, the CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) who shared her thoughts on why the JSE leads by example.“We are really proud of the way the JSE leads by example, we have world class financial markets in a developing economy – something that takes many of our international clients by quite considerable surprise. The JSE is also one of the world’s top 20 equity markets, one of the world’s top 10 derivatives markets, and one of the world’s top 5 bond markets.”The CEOs Know campaign is in collaboration with Business Leadership South Africa and aims to position South Africa as in ideal investment destination. The CEOs Know Campaign features various CEO’s from multinational corporations based in South Africa, who share insights behind their continued investment into South Africa.The JSE continues to dominate the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, representing 38% of all listed companies and 83% of total market capitalisation in the region in 2012. In fact, 68 of sub-Saharan Africa’s 100 largest companies in terms of market capitalisation are listed on the JSE, including the five largest companies in Africa. In addition to being the most advanced stock exchange in the region, the JSE is also among the global top 20 of exchanges in market capitalisation and turnover. With a market capitalisation of 159% of GDP in 2012, South Africa also has one of the largest equity markets in the world, relative to the size of its economy.Touching on the recent transition in political leadership which led to Cyril Ramaphosa being elected as President of the Republic – Newton-King says that this change has brought about a sense of renewed hope – not only for South Africans, but also for foreign investors.“When foreign investors have come to talk to us recently – they started out with the question ‘is the political change for real’ and what we are able to confidently tell them is that this change has imbued our people with a real sense of home and optimism. They ask us about the Rule of Law, and whether or not we all respect their rights and of course we proudly say that we have one of the world’s most respected Constitutions and one of the most respected judiciary – and these are enormously positive things to say about our country.“This country is the most extraordinary place to live in, there is a beat that you wake up to every single day. I am inspired by the diversity that we have as a competitive advantage in this country,” concluded Newton-King.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Amanda Razani Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon just joined a $10 million investment round in Renovo Auto, the autonomous vehicle startup that became famous after turning a vintage DeLorean into a self-driving vehicle.Founded in 2010, this California-based company builds technology that combines self-driving software, safety systems, and data analytics. The company’s many sensors can supposedly generate multiple terabytes of data each hour, even in the most extreme environments.See Also: How is the new age of digital transformation changing the utilities sector?Verizon has made several acquisitions dealing with the telematics industry, which is a quickly expanding sector focusing on making autonomous cars more efficient and roadworthy. For autonomous vehicles to become a mainstream reality, high-end internet is needed, which is an area where Verizon specializes and is the current market leader.The Wall Street Journal states that a normal autonomous vehicle produces 4 terabytes of data within 90 minutes, which is equal to 3,000 people’s internet usage during a three-year timespan.Big moves by the wireless carrierLast year, Verizon acquired a GPS vehicle trucking specialist, Fleetmatics, as well as Telogis, which is a cloud-based software firm. Once these deals were completed, it was reported that Verizon had launched to a top spot in the telematics market worldwide, controlling close to a quarter of it. Verizon also wants to boost its role in advertising markets. The company’s acquisitions of AOL and Yahoo will be in direct competition with Google and Facebook, the two dominant players in the blossoming digital advertising industry. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#Autonomous#IoT#Renovo#verizon Related Posts