California Highway patrol officer killed – new details KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 6, 2019 Updated: 9:37 PM April 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A California highway patrol officer was killed and two others were injured in an accident on interstate 15 just outside of Lake Elsinore.Police say a suspected drunk driver hit and killed sergeant Steve Licon–as he was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of the freeway.The accident happened today around 4:30. The CHP officer was struck by an oncoming vehicle while he was on patrol. The officer that was killed was identified as sergeant Steve Licon.Sergeant Licon was originally airlifted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.The accident left southbound lanes on the I-15 closed for an unknown amount of time. FacebookTwitter
This fund raising show seeks to raise awareness about elephant conservation using the creative and inspiring medium of art. Conceived and curated by the Singapore artist, Alpana Ahuja, the exhibition will be inaugurated by Manekha Gandhi, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development, Govt of India.Ganesh to Gajah is inspired by the love and care Ahuja witnessed at Wildlife SOS’s Elephant Conservation and care center in Agra. The exhibition is a reflection of her inner love for Lord Ganesha and her compassion for elephants. It showcases the footprints or padchins of elephants created with the help of Wildlife SOS’s elephant Phoolkali – who made this possible with the help of bananas and other treats. These unique prints and other artworks represents the animals ‘March to Freedom’ completing Alpana’s journey with this gentle elephants’ footprints in canvas. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ahuja noted, ‘My journey has been inspired by my friendship with the elephants at Wildlife SOS. My collection begins with Lord Ganesha, part-elephant himself and then to the footprints of Phoolkali, the majestic elephant’.Babita Gupta, owner of Art Spice Gallery says, ‘It is a first-ever show where the beauty and mysticism of the elephant and its conservation have been brought to the fore. What is more rewarding is the fact that the proceeds from the padchin collection will be contributed to the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and care center in Mathura’. Satyanarayan, Co-Founder, Wildlife SOS says, ‘It’s a mission to protect and conserve Indian wildlife and this particular art exhibition is dedicated to the welfare, rehabilitation and management of captive elephants’.When: 22 August to 19 September Where: Art Spice gallery, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Bangla Sahib RoadTimings: 10am to 7pm (Monday to Saturday)
Putting an end to the anticipation, the much awaited international mega food event is about to commence in the Capital. ‘World Food India’, organised by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, will welcome the biggest congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies. The event aims to transform food economy and realize the vision of doubling farmer’s income by establishing India as a preferred investment destination and sourcing hub for the global food processing industry. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs global and Indian food companies prepare to explore business opportunities in India at the event, MoFPI and FSSAI, the apex Regulatory body for food safety in India, will launch an incredibly powerful new tool called ‘The Food Regulatory Portal.’ Aiming to create an enabling environment for businesses to operate, the portal is strategically aligned with Government’s mission of One Nation, One Food Law.The convention is scheduled to be inaugurated on November 3 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Maris Kucinskis, Prime Minister of Latvia and Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia. However, the valedictory Session on November 5, will be addressed by Ram Nath Kovind, President of India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAlso, exclusive CEOs roundtables have been scheduled with Prime Minister, Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs and Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, along with CEOs of leading global and Indian food processing companies. A total of 60 Global CEOs including Asia Pacific (APAC) leadership of leading companies will be interacting with leading CEOs from 100+ top Indian food processing leaders. As is evident, World Food India 2017 has received tremendous response globally, attracting participation from more than 40 countries, 27 state governments. Speaking about the event, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries said, “We have a vision of transforming Indian food economy by bringing latest technologies evolution and best practices into the system. We are working towards easing the process of doing business for global and domestic industry players as well as bringing in new talent to achieve India’s greatest potential in the coming years.” During the event, an Investor Facilitation Portal “Nivesh Bandhu” will be launched to assist investors to make informed investment decisions. The exhibition spread over 40,000 sq meters in lawns of India Gate is expected to attract significant footfalls. A special feature of the Event is the “Food Street” – a lively vibrant zone, that will showcase Indian and foreign cuisines using Indian ingredients, flavours, and fragrances. The event is supported by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Development of North East Region, Ministry of External Affairs etc.
Darjeeling: Foresters of a special task force led by Sanjay Dutta, range officer, Belakoba Range, arrested 5 persons from Sikkim and recovered a dead pangolin from their possession. The pangolin was being smuggled to Bhutan.”We had got a tip that some wild animal was being taken to Bhutan from Sikkim. We waited at the Bengal-Sikkim border,” said Dutta. At around 4 am, a Sikkim vehicle was intercepted after it crossed the Kalijhora bridge. 5 persons were in the vehicle. “We conducted a search and recovered a jute bag. In the jute bag was a dead pangolin covered with leafy vegetable,” Dutta said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe five arrested all hail from Sikkim. They are Gopala Dorji, Arjun Rai, Kamal Sundas, Santosh Kumar Byahut and Unesh Subba. “One of the arrested is studying civil engineering while the other four are contractors. They had killed the pangolin and was smuggling the carcass to Bhutan. From Bhutan, it would have been taken to China,” the range officer said. He stated that the five were being interrogated. Pangolin scales and meat fetch a good amount. “The pangolin weighed seven and a half kilos. They were to sell the meat and scales at a cost of Rs 70,000 per kilo. We will produce the arrested at court on Wednesday,” added Dutta.