51st Annual Police Fire Olympics in San Diego

first_img Elizabeth Alvarez 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 SettingsThe United States Police and Fire Championships returns to San Diego this year where it originally started back in 1967.“We have archery happening here along with bench press and push pull rowing beach volleyball and are newer sport pickleball” said Cheli Mohammed, Cheif Operating Officer of the US Police and Fire Championships.And those are just some of the sports to name a few.County law enforcement and fire department officials gathered at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center for a news conference Tuesday.The event has grown into a national event that attracts more than 450 different agencies and departments across the country.Chief Mike Davis from the Carlsbad fire department tells us he’s getting ready to compete in surfing this year.“It helps us not only physically in the day-to-day job… Also the opportunity for us to build the camaraderie there’s no better place than to throw down and it big bean bag competition or surfing or any of the events.One of the oldest competitors is 86 year old Mark Croshier, a retired Chula Vista Police Officer who’s now an incredible swimmer.When I asked him what his secret was, his reply was: “I don’t know. My life is pretty much dedicated whatever got Wills need to do and try to maintain what I still have left (laughs)” said Croshier.From June 2nd through the 9th There will be over 38 olympic-style sports, held at 33 venues throughout the county.They are all free to attend.Coinciding with this year’s championships is a bean bag toss Showdown put on by San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.The sheriff is inviting all enforcement and other agencies to compete in a gnarly game of cornhole.For more information click here. Updated: 11:58 AM March 27, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, center_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 51st Annual “Police & Fire Olympics” in San Diego Posted: March 27, 2018last_img read more

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IISWBM alumni demands alma mater get university status soon

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to fast track the process of granting deemed university status to the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), the alma mater alumni of the country’s oldest B-school has decided to take up the matter with the state government.IISWBM senior faculty and key alumni member Jhumoor Biswas said: “Getting the deemed university status will help the IISWBM acquire adequate central funds to carry on research on globally important disciplines in which our researchers have been undertaking important works throughout the past decades.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”State Education minister Partha Chatterjee had announced that the institute will get deemed university status but a Bill in this regard has not been passed yet in the state Assembly. We will urge Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to look into this. The status will help the institute carry on research activities in different streams like environment management, energy and healthcare, solid waste management etc,” said Koushik Pal, a member of the alumni association of the IISWBM on the sidelines of a press meet in the city. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseIt may be mentioned that Chatterjee himself is the president of the Board of Governors of IISWBM that was set up by the Calcutta University Senate together with the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and the then Bengal Chief Minister Bidhan Chandra Roy and Dijendra Kumar Sanyal in 1953. The IISWBM is the first business school not just in India but in South-East Asia. “If this becomes a management university, then several management schools and institutes scattered all over the state will come under our aegis,” another alumni member pointed out. They feel that the deemed university status will enable its brightest students and alumni alike to do research on globally important disciplines like transportation and logistics management, supply chain management, environment management etc. IISWBM will be holding its sixth annual alumni and corporate fest “Fiera Fiesta” on February 1 and 2.last_img read more

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Analyst Amazons Fire Phone Simply Not Compelling Enough

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Register Now » September 9, 2014center_img Updated 4:00 pm ETAmazon unveiled its Fire Phone with much fanfare in June, but after only two months on the market, the company has dropped the price of the $199 32-gigabyte model to 99 cents, with a two-year contract. The 64-gigabyte version, originally priced at $299 is now $99, according to a release from Amazon.Customers who bought phone at the initial price can speak with customer service if they are interested in a rebate, and those who purchase the phone now can still get a free 12-month Amazon Prime membership, though for a limited time. The announcement comes amid anticipation of Apple’s latest big event and hype around the iPhone 6.Related: Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service TwitchOf the price slashing, Tuong Huy Nguyen, a principal research analyst at Gartner told Entrepreneur.com that “any kind of fire sale is meant to generate volume.” The promotion seems to be working for the moment. The 32G Fire Phone is currently number one on Amazon’s list of bestselling contract phones, while it previously was behind the Samsung Galaxy S5, though on the site’s most “wished for” list, it sits at no. 18 spot.  Nguyen thinks that while the phone was a “solid offering” in terms of hardware, he believes that it had trouble gaining traction with customers because ultimately, “given the already high rate of smartphone ownership in the U.S., consumers need an extremely compelling [reason to buy]. The features of the device were not compelling enough to do this.” Additionally, the phone’s Android platform meant that the apps consumers can use are “essentially a subset of what’s already available to Google Play users.”Related: By 2017, the App Market Will Be a $77 Billion Industry (Infographic)However, even though the Fire Phone hasn’t made as strong a showing as Amazon may have hoped, Nguyen foresees the potential of some of the innovations that came out the phone’s four-year development, such as the interface’s Dynamic perspective and features like the content recognizing app Firefly. “I still hope to see these types of functionalities integrated into the broader market [and] other devices across all vendors,” he says.  Related: 9 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Amazon’s New Mobile Payments Reader Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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