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City has 12 million in unclaimed money

first_img KUSI Newsroom City has $1.2 million in unclaimed money Posted: May 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Anyone who has done business with the city of San Diego could be owed some money, a city official said Monday.Currently, the city has more than $1.2 million in unclaimed money held across 2,368 accounts.Unclaimed money comes from returned checks that were undeliverable to on-file addresses. Checks, which have ranged from $1 to $30,000, become unclaimed money after six months.City Disbursements Manager Cecilia San Pedro encouraged those possibly affected to check the city’s unclaimed money report at sandiego.gov/comptroller/reports/unclaimed. They can find a claim form at the same website.“We want to refund every single dollar of unclaimed money,” she said. “A simple search is all it takes to verify if you have been issued a check that has gone unclaimed. There is no charge to search the data or to file a claim.”Since this time last year, $344,000 in unclaimed money has been returned to 157 people, according to the city. The average claim was $2,189.Payees, often those who have been issued refunds or vendor payments, have one year to claim the money. May 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ABC Wants Faster Rapid Report Filings

first_img“As buyers, we recognize that this data is an estimate posting or early glimpse of a publication’s circulation, not the final audit,” Robin Steinberg, senior vice president and director of print investment at MediaVest USA said in a statement. “This gives us the ability to ask the right questions of our partners. The timely availability of this information is vital as we compare print with the myriad of other media options in today’s changing marketplace.” When it launched in 2006, the Rapid Report system—which allows publishers to voluntarily report their top-line circulation data on an issue-by-issue basis within weeks of the on-sale date—was slow to get participation from major publishers, who were reluctant to share the data with rivals. The free service seemed to finally gain traction last fall when Time Inc. joined the program.Today, a growing number of major magazine publishers have joined that program. American Media Inc. and Meredith have been on board since the beginning. Others, including Bauer, Bonnier, Condé Nast, Hachette, Hearst, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and long-time Rapid Report holdout Wenner Media, have since signed on. The Audit Bureau of Circulations has established a set of initial posting guidelines in hopes of speeding up and regulating the process for consumer magazines to file their circulation figures with the Rapid Report program. ABC’s board approved the guidelines in a meeting last week.Until now, the filing process has been a bit haphazard with publishers filing their sales numbers “basically whenever they get around to it,” the ABC said in a recent interview with FOLIO:. The guidelines come as consumer publishers are facing increased pressure from some advertisers to deliver engagement numbers more frequently.According to the new guidelines, weekly magazine publishers will be required to post their initial per-issue projections no later than three weeks after the on-sale date. Monthly magazine publishers will need to file no later than seven weeks after going on sale.last_img read more

Tesla catches NHTSA flak for some safety claims documents reveal

first_img More about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Tesla Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageTesla appears unwavering in its dedication to continue using these metrics in its marketing. Nick Miotke/Roadshow Tesla’s cars are mighty safe, no doubt about it, as we’ve seen reflected in scores from both NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While Tesla has been eager to tout its five-star NHTSA ratings, it has occasionally reached into its bag of tricks and pulled out lines for marketing that the feds don’t necessarily approve of. According to a new report and recently surfaced documents, Tesla has received a fair amount of scrutiny to this end.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla CEO Elon Musk certified mail asking the California-based automaker to stop using certain figures in its marketing about safety claims, Bloomberg reports, citing documents posted to Plainsite, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. According to the letter, which was sent on Oct. 17, 2018, NHTSA claimed that Tesla’s “use of NHTSA five-star ratings and associated data is inconsistent with NHTSA’s government five-star ratings for motor vehicles advertising and communication usage guidelines.” Citing a previous violation along the same lines, the letter stated that NHTSA was referring the matter to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection “to investigate whether these statements constitute unfair or deceptive acts or practices.”The letter appears to focus on Tesla’s use of the “probability of injury” metric, a figure Tesla alone has used in its marketing — other automakers stick with the star-based rating. NHTSA claims that comparing these ratings for vehicles with weight differentials in excess of 250 pounds is against best practices. “It is therefore inaccurate to claim that the Model 3 has ‘the lowest probability of injury in all cars’ or that Model 3 occupants are ‘less likely to get seriously hurt’ or ‘have the best chance of avoiding a serious injury,'” the letter reads. 45 Photos Tesla’s counsel, Jonathan Morrison, sent NHTSA a multipage response. “Respectfully, we disagree with the agency’s position,” Morrison wrote in the letter. “Tesla’s blog statements are entirely based on actual test results and NHTSA’s own calculations for determining relative risk of injury and probability of injury.” The letter went on to scrutinize NHTSA’s criticisms, before saying, “We do not see a reason to discontinue use of our safety blog or these statements as long as no other vehicle surpasses the Model 3 Long Range RWD’s vehicle safety score and overall probability of injury.” When asked for comment, a Tesla spokesperson pointed Roadshow to Morrison’s letter. NHTSA did not immediately return a request for comment.This is not the first time Tesla and NHTSA have butted heads. After claiming that NHTSA’s detailed test results gave the Model S a 5.4-star rating, NHTSA took Tesla to task and the automaker eventually stopped mentioning that tidbit in its materials. Tesla has also tussled with the IIHS after the Model S did not receive a Top Safety Pick award for its performance in crash tests and evaluations. Following that announcement, Tesla subtly hinted that the IIHS might have a subjective agenda beyond safety, which no other automaker has levied at the IIHS after hearing not-so-great news.   Elon Musk Tesla 8:52 Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode Share your voice Preview • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: The future, quicker Tesla Model S Long Range takes us back to the future Car Industry Electric Cars Tesla Model 3 Performance lives up to its name, but still… Review • Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 50 Photos Tags Comment 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best 1last_img read more

LS RS Delhi High Court not filing RTI compliance reports

first_imgCommonwealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI) did a study of annual reports of the Central Information Commission which has been tabled in the Parliament every year and concluded that CIC is not able to compel a large number of public authorities to submit data.Every public authority under the RTI Act is mandated to submit the statistics related to processing of the information seeking applications every year to the CIC.”More than a quarter of the public authorities have not reported their RTI stats to the CIC. The reporting compliance rose in 2012-13 but fell again in 2013-14. The highest rate was in 2005-06 followed by 2007-08 when the reporting was more than 85 per cent,” the analysis by Venkatesh Nayak shows.He claimed there is a drop in the percentage of public authorities reporting to the CIC on RTI statistics.”Parliament secretariats of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have never given RTI statistics to the CIC even once in the last nine years. This is something which the CIC is not even mentioning in its report.last_img read more

Sania to get Khel Ratna

first_imgThe sports ministry on Friday confirmed that tennis icon Sania Mirza will be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honour, while 17 others, including cricketer Rohit Sharma, hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh and ace shooter Jitu Rai will be given Arjuna awards.Apart from the quartet, wrestlers Bajrang and Babita Kumari, men’s singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, boxer Mandeep Jangra, rower Sawarn Singh, 400 metres runner M.R. Poovamma, archer Sandeep Kumar, 2014 Commonwealth Games medal winning gymnast Dipa Karmakar, kabaddi players Manjeet Chillar and Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre, roller skater Anup Kumar Yama, weightlifter S. Sathish Kumar, wushu athlete Y. Sanathoi Devi and para-swimmer Sharath M. Gaekwad will also be given the annual Arjuna awards.“A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Justice V.K. Bali, former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and consisting of eminent sportspersons and sports administrators,” the ministry said in a statement.last_img read more

Odisha Calling

first_imgOne of the oldest and popular sea Ports of India, a state which houses many ancient Hindu temples and is famous for its rich tribal heritage, Odisha is the tourist’s paradise. Located on the eastern coast of the country, the state has many stunning destinations which offer a visual feast to the tourists and visitors. In order to promote tourism and attract domestic as well as international tourists, the Department of Tourism (DoT), government of Odisha, will be organising a road show in the national capital. The objective is to promote the state and its variety of tourism products in the western part of India.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The road show will benefit and provide information on Odisha Tourism to the tour lovers, tour operators, travel agents, travel writers, journalists, etc. Odisha tourism has already organised various roadshows last year and this year they are organising 10 roadshows across different cities in the country. Travel to Odisha is truly an amasing experience that attracts people from all parts of the world for its sculptural and artistic heritage. The Sun Temple at Konark, a UNESCO Heritage site; the temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri; one of the four cardinal centres for Hindus (Char Dhams) of India and temple city of Bhubaneswar are some of the important and popular tourist destinations.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Buddhist heritage of Odisha comprising of Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, Udayagiri, Langudi and Dhauli attracts tourists from all over the world. The serene beaches at Puri, Chandipur, Gopalpur and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, the second largest mangrove forest in India, Simlipal National Park to name a few are the most sought after tourist destinations. The rock-cut caves of Khandagiri and Udaygiri at Bhubaneswar, depicting Jain heritage, throw light on the magnificent past of Odisha. Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia and a Ramsar site of India with 1100 sq.kms area, is famous for Dolphins and migratory birds. A number of events to promote tourism like Konark Festival (December 1-5), International Sand Art Festival (December 1-5), Parab Tribal Festival (November 16-18), Dhanu Yatra Festival (December – January) Rajarani Music Festival (January 18-20), Mukteswar Dance Festival (January 14-16) etc. will be held to attract more of domestic and international tourists. A progressive and investment friendly tourism policy has been in operation since April 2013. As per the policy a State Level Single Window Committee has been created for speedy implementation of the projects; several incentives have been announced for the Tourism stake holders as part of promotional initiatives. In August last year, the Light & Sound Show (SEL) has been started at Dhauli which will be held at Konark and Khandagiri-Udayagiri as well.Odisha Tourism Development Corporation has also been playing a key role in the promotion and development of Tourism in the state. It covers a wide range of facilities to the tourists and visitors with its 22 strategically located hotels and restaurants. The Airport has opened to international sector and will definitely give a surge in tourist traffic.last_img read more

Monitoring devices to keep tab on pollution in city

first_imgKOLKATA: As a part of a survey to monitor the air quality at prime locations, the World Bank has started installing special monitoring devices at 20 locations across the city.Known as the portable air quality monitoring device, it will be installed atop light posts on the roadside for giving real time data of particulate matter in air (PM 2.5 and PM 2.10). The devices will be set up at a distance of tentatively 2 km in the areas, where the air quality has been found to be very poor due to heavy vehicular movement. The survey by the World Bank will continue till December and if required, such devices might get installed at more locations. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that currently there are 17 pollution monitoring stations under West Bengal Pollution Control Board among which three are automatic. However, it has been found that one or two among the automatic ones often remain defunct. The data available from the manual stations are scrutinised at the international level. According to sources in the state Transport department, the World Bank has already undertaken a project for integrated public transport management in the city. This, air quality monitoring is also a part of the integrated public transport management project. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe project will take into account various aspects like road space in the city, vehicular pollution, volume of traffic on important roads in Kolkata and Howrah and accordingly come up with an ideal mode share of public transport like buses and taxis. The Transport department has requested IIT Kharagpur to prepare a report on the ideal number of public vehicles that should ply on the city roads on a daily basis so that commuters have a hassle-free travelling experience. There have been suggestions of making amendments in traffic rules for such an integrated system which is being discussed at the government level. It has been found that air pollution in Kolkata rises to higher proportions, particularly during winter and PM 2.5 reaches alarming proportions. The World Bank, however, will not share the findings of the devices with the common people. The data will be shared with the state government and Kolkata Traffic police so that steps are taken to curb pollution in places where it is found to be alarming. Some years ago, car parking was banned near Victoria Memorial after PM quality was found to be very high.last_img read more

St Columbus completes its Platinum Jubilee

first_imgIt was a memorable occasion for the students and staff of St. Columba’s to be a part of the Platinum Jubilee Closing Ceremony on April 28. The celebration commenced with a Mass held in the Middle School Auditorium followed by a dazzling cultural fiesta in the Edmund Rice Hall.The Most Reverent Anil J.T Couto, the Archbishop of Delhi blessed the ceremony. This was followed by a symphony orchestrated by Macdonald and his band of 34 boys. Invitees of the day were Rev. Theodore Mascarenhas, Dr WayneTinsey, Dr Guleria and Principals of various prestigious schools of Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDr Wayne, the key note speaker offered his sincere congratulations and expressed his gratitude to the Christian Brothers who helped in the formation of generations of young men. The other highlights of the ceremony were Vande Matram, Presentation of mementoes to Staff, Medley of songs, Bequest, Sufi fusion dance. Through a video message titled Guiding Hands, an attempt was made to capture some moments with the Christian Brothers, who have left behind their imprints through the illustrious years they had spent in the school.This was followed by Principal Br Miranda’s speech where he emphasized on holistic education and the values of Blessed Edmund Rice that students gain from St.Columba’s. The ceremony concluded with Mrs Sheel, the Headmistress of Middle School giving the vote of thanks. The event was brought to a close with a prayer by Rev Theodore Mascarenhas.last_img read more