Day: August 24, 2015

N.J. man found asleep at the wheel after drunkenly crashing into parked cars, police say (

August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

By Kathryn Brenzel  

The Guttenberg police arrested two homeless men with burglary tools last night.

GUTTENBERG–Police found an Edgewater man stopped in the middle of Boulevard East on Thursday morning asleep at the wheel and unsure of where he was, police said.

Edwin Nieves, 20, allegedly crashed into several parked cars in West New York before stopping near 68th Street and Boulevard East in Guttenberg, Sgt. Juan Barrera told NJ Advance Media on Monday. Officer Frank Pelaez spotted Nieves’ car in the middle of the road at 3:23 a.m. The car had its hazards on and was in neutral, Barrera said. The driver’s window was open, so Pelaez tapped Nieves on the shoulder and put the car in park, Barrera said. 

PLUS: No criminal charges for driver who fatally struck Guttenberg woman, sheriff says

Nieves, who was asleep when approached by Pelaez, didn’t know where he was and admitted to the officer that he drank four to five beers and smoked two marijuana cigars that night, Barrera said. Pelaez noticed that Nieves’ car had heavy damage to the front-passenger side. Nieves also told the officer that he had marijuana in the car, Barrera said, and he produced a blue gym bag containing a bag of the drug, a grinder, pipes and a bag of cigars.

He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school, reckless driving, careless driving, underage drunken driving, failure to report an accident and several other motor vehicle violations. He also was cited for having a fake Rhode Island driver’s license, Barrera said.  

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SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval For Breakthrough Solar Plant With Energy Storage In Chile (PR Newswire)

August 24, 2015

Copiapo Solar Project in the Atacama achieves important milestone to meet Chile’s growing energy demands and provide energy security SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —  SolarReserve, the industry leader in baseload solar power solutions and advanced solar thermal technology, has received environmental approval from the Chilean government to develop one of the world’s largest […]

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Cambium Networks Introduces cnMaestro™, End-To-End Network Lifecycle Management Platform, For All Products

August 24, 2015

– Cloud-based solution enables rapid deployment and easy operations for networks with up to hundreds of thousands of devices – ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 24, 2015 / PRNewswire — Cambium Networks™, a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions, today introduced cnMaestro™, a platform that is available in the cloud or deployable on premise, built […]

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August 24, 2015

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Cambium Networks Introduces cnPilot, Cloud-Managed 802.11ac WiFi Solution

August 24, 2015

– Portfolio of WiFi products that can be used indoors and outdoors in a variety of applications such as service provider managed homes & SMB, public WiFi, and industrial enterprises – ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 24, 2015 / PRNewswire — Cambium Networks™, a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions, today introduced cnPilot™, a suite […]

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Joan Rivers' staff not getting the shaft (DuskNews)

August 24, 2015

The late comedian Joan Rivers (l.) with daughter Melissa have treated Joan's staff like family.Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

The late comedian Joan Rivers (l.) with daughter Melissa have treated Joan’s staff like family.

JOAN RIVERS is still being generous to her staff of over 20 years, even though the trailblazing comedian died nearly one year ago.

We’re told Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, is obeying her mom’s last wishes and has made sure that Joan’s former housekeeping staff, along with her longtime hair and makeup team, are still being taken care of, even though they weren’t left a chunk of her $ 150 million fortune.

“Melissa is still paying everyone; she’s still taking care of everyone, because that’s what Joan asked her to do,” a family friend tells Confidenti@l. “She’s being a guardian angel.”


Our source adds that if you asked Joan, the close group of staff in her inner circle weren’t just on the payroll. She considered them family.

“If you worked for Joan, she paid you a good salary, she covered your health care, she paid for your kid to go to college, and it was a job for life. Melissa has continued their health care and has helped everyone for the past year without a complaint,” adds our source.

Melissa also regularly checks in with Joan’s assistant of 20 years, Jocelyn Pickett, former assistant Sabrina Lott Miller and publicist Scott Currie, who all received an inheritance, to see if they need anything.

“Jocelyn was left Joan’s dogs, so Melissa checks in. It’s Melissa being a good daughter because this is what her mom would have wanted,” says our source.

Melissa and her son Cooper, meanwhile, received “all tangible personal property” of her mother’s through the trust, and this summer sold her four-bedroom, 41/2-bathroom Upper East Side penthouse to “Middle East royalty” for a whopping $ 28 million. Melissa still runs Joan’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, and has just returned from a trip to Wyoming with Cooper.

As Confidenti@l first reported, Melissa will take over hosting duties on E!’s “Fashion Police” as the show goes back into production this week in Los Angeles.

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CNN African Voices: How Glo empowers Africa to tell its own story (Nigerian Tribune)

August 24, 2015

One of the many fortes of Globacom is the production of television commercials that convey powerful messages in fleeting seconds and leave viewers with the golden satisfactory feeling experienced by movie aficionados after watching a compelling full-fledged flick. Television commercials after television commercials produced by the company have lived up to this tradition. The company’s newly minted mobile broadband internet television commercial has even further raised the bar by taking the impact several notches higher.

On this particular evening, on a 42-inch TV screen inside the African Bar of Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Glo broadband commercial opens with Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, an iconic actor, lawyer and patriot, who, in a heart-thumping and fast-paced manner, celebrated the awesome qualities of Glo hi-speed mobile broadband internet. The TVC also features Star Singer and Glo brand ambassador, Omawumi. This quickly gives way to a breezy medley of images of African scenes – from rustic villages to crowded streets and images of built-up African cities and then to the day’s guest in action.

Then comes a wide-angle shot of the new presenter of the repackaged CNN African Voices, Keturah King, walking down a busy street in Accra, Ghana. The view zooms in to a close-up of King: “…changing perspectives, pushing limits today’s Africa is not living by the past, a new generation is stepping out. This is where the urban pulse meets with creativity. This is African Voices,” King announces to the listening audience across the world.

African Voices is an inspirational television documentary on the world’s leading news channel, the Cable News Network (CNN), which aims at uncovering the continent’s most dazzling trend setters, urban and hip youth who are creating their own sub-cultures in travel, fashion, art, music, technology and architecture. This is the connected generation who want the world to see their Africa.

African Voices inspires by celebrating achievements of these Africans who are re-shaping the continent through their creativity, diligence, doggedness and vision, among many other noble qualities.

Apart from from the inspiration they provide, the stories on the programme project the African viewpoint. For long, there have been concerns that the African story is being told only from the outsider’s prism, depicting Africa as a dark continent, riddled with poverty, crime, corruption and an unintelligent population. It is, therefore, heart-warming that positive stories about the continent are being projected on the global stage through a powerful medium such as CNN.

The programme has in the past featured leading and budding African inventors, professionals, activists, environmentalists, religious leaders, thought leaders and artistes. African Voices, beyond featuring interviews, meets with the guests in their natural habitats and in their elements while also highlighting the creations of their personality.

However, the show goes beyond people it also highlights institutions and corporate entities that are breaking boundaries and setting trends. For example, recently the CNN African Voices featured Abuja’s National Hospital which posted real-time updates of a girl’s three-hour surgical procedure on twitter. The aim was to grow awareness about the countrys medical capabilities, hospital spokesperson, Dr Tayo Haastrup told CNN.

Dozens of Nigerians have featured on the programme including writer Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie, comedian AliBaba, actress Genevieve Nnaji, designer Chris Aire, Oil magnate Kase Lawal and religious leader Pastor Enoch Adeboye. Responses from these personalities were motivating as they threw up some life lessons for teeming young Africans. There is no doubt that after watching these personalities tell the stories of their lives on the CNN African Voices programme, a lot of the African youth must have been dared by the fact that they can still make it no matter the current internal and external challenges. The programme must have taught them to be more dedicated and focused if they must reach the top in their chosen occupation. They saw and probably embraced the subjects as role models. Or, so it seems.

Many reviewers and media watchers have rated CNNAfrican Voices as one of the most powerful motivational programmes on international television. One of them is the integrated telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, which identifed the value inherent in the programme and committed heavily to exclusively sponsor the programme to the benefits of all Africans. Globacom has been sponsoring the program since 2010.

Despite the high achievements of the programme, CNN is not resting on its oars. CNN has gone ahead to repackage and refocus the show for greater impact.

The repackaging of the programme shows a slight shift of its mission from just showcasing innovators and individuals making an impact in Africa and on the global stage in such varied areas as sports, politics, business and the arts to showcasing the continents young but avant-garde change agents who have carved their own niches and are driving change in the areas of travel, fashion, art, music, technology and architecture.

This new focus also advised the choice of the young, smart and hip Keturah King from central Lagos, Nigeria, as the new host of the programme. In addition, CNN now has five weekly programming strands about Africa, plus news coverage and online, mobile and social media content.

At the Oriental Hotel, Lagos event, Globacom and CNN brought together stakeholders from diverse sectors to celebrate the successes of the CNNAfrican Voices.

Antonio Canto, Vice President, Regional Adsales, Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA), CNN International said that, as a mark of CNN’s renewed commitment to Africa, it has revamped AfricanVoices with the support of its valuable partner, Globacom.

Canto said: “We are incredibly proud of African Voices. It has been one of our flagship shows for and about the African continent since 2009. Earlier this year, we gave the show a new look with Keturah King at the helm to uncover the continent’s most dazzling trend setters in the areas of travel, fashion, art, music, technology and architecture.”

During the event, Globacom and CNN reaffirmed their commitment to promoting African growth and development through their strategic collaboration.

Top officials of the two prominent organisations spoke of the need to promote ideas that can galvanise the continent to realise its full potential.

Canto further said that the way people get their news is changing. Africa is changing. “CNN is here to cover and celebrate that change. We thank Globacom for helping us to fulfill that promise through its continued support for African Voices,” Canto said.

Bola Ogundogba of Glo 1, who made the Globacom remarks, said the companys support for CNN African Voices stems from the fact that it is one of the few television programmes that hold a tremendous promise of profoundly impacting the continent by playing the valuable role of galvanizing and motivating the people of the continent to aspire to greatness.

“The programme speaks to our ‘unlimited’ philosophy. The stars of CNN African Voices are individuals who have weathered the storm and beaten the odds to achieve excellence. This aligns with a core value of Globacom, which is the ‘Never say die’ attitude,” she enthused.

“At Globacom, we have absolute faith in the continent. We are always eager to offer our support to any initiative that adds value to the lives of Africans and contributes to the development of the continent,” she concluded.

What African Voices is doing for Nigeria and Africa as a whole, with the help of Globacom, is indeed immense. It is a thing of pride that a Nigerian company is at the forefront of giving Africa a voice. Inspirational stories like that of the heart surgery performed on the eight-year-old girl which was live-tweeted, have been brought on to the world stage by the Glo-Sponsored CNN African Voices. According to Dr Haastrup of Abuja National Hospital, now the world knows that “…it is possible to do it in this country.�

Globacom surely deserves the commendation of all African patriots for taking the lead in the projection of positive narratives about Africa, beyond providing innovative telecoms services. The collaboration between Glo and CNN is really helping to change perceptions about the continent of Africa in general and Nigeria in particularly. While saying thank you to CNN for choosing to celebrate Africa through African Voices, may we also say thank you to Globacom for empowering CNN to bring this vision to reality.

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Two Filipino nurses in ICU for MERS virus, says DFA (Philippines News Agency)

August 24, 2015

Two female Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia have been confined in the intensive care unit for contracting the deadly MERS-COV virus, while two others are in isolation, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.DFA Spokesman Charles…

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