Attempted horse theft has community on alert

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Attempted horse theft has community on alert Posted: October 23, 2018 , center_img 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 SettingsRAMONA (KUSI) – You’ve heard of cars being taken for joyrides, but horses?One East county woman is warning the community after she says someone tried to steal her horse.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti detailed what happened, and why horse owners need to be careful. October 23, 2018last_img read more

MakeMyTrip files case against EaseMyTrip does brand nameidentical Google Adword infringe IPRs

first_imgA MakeMyTrip promotion campaign image. MakeMyTrip has hauled EaseMyTrip to court over the use of Google Adword ‘makemytrip’.The Delhi High Court will be deciding if the use of Google Adword identical to the competition’s brand name could possibly violate intellectual property rights (IPR). Travel portal MakeMyTrip has made Google a party to the case it has filed against EaseMyTrip over the Adword ‘makemytrip’. MakeMyTrip claims EaseMyTrip’s use of the Adword is in violation of the trademark law and has raised the cost of its Google Search Network advertisements. The court will be hearing the case on May 8.This is perhaps the first time that Google has been made a party to a legal suit by a major internet commerce company in India, according to a media report. MakeMyTrip claims the brand-name identical Adword that its rival uses makes it costlier for it to come on top for every search result on its own name. The Gurugram-based company listed on Nasdaq feels it is unfair when rivals bid for its name and divert traffic to their platform, the report on The Times of India says. Previously, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) had fined Google for ‘search bias’ and abuse of ‘dominant position’ following complaints from a matrimony website. “The competitive bidding on brand’s wordmark raises the cost per click on Google platform by up to three-to-four times,” the report quoted an unidentified industry executive as saying. MakeMyTrip has also taken up the matter with the government’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade during stakeholder consultations on draft e-commerce policy earlier this month, according to the report.Google has been made a party to a suit that MakeMyTrip has filed against EaseMyTrip over the use of Adword ‘makemytrip’.The court documents say EaseMyTrip was sent a cease and desist notice in September by MakeMyTrip but it did not respond to the notice and has continued using the ad-word “makemytrip,” according to the report. According to sources, MakeMyTrip India’s turnover for last year was Rs 2,760 crore, while it spent Rs 3,300 crore for brand promotion. “It’s fine for companies to bid for words like flight or travel but copying the full name of the brand is unfair and illegal. Since Google being part of the problem here, they have been made a party to it and if the court asks they have to appear in court to explain their stand,” a source said.EaseMyTrip, meanwhile, is planning to expand its hotel inventory to 1.5 million properties by June. The company said it currently hosts 300,000 hotels on its platform through different partners besides 12,000 directly contracted hotels, the report says. EaseMyTrip co-founders Nishant and Rikant Pitti told The Economic Times that Ease-MyTrip was planning to introduce IRCTC tickets on the platform by the end of the month, which could raise the bar for the competition. EaseMyTrip started operations in 2008 as a b2b business wherein it received deposits from offline travel agents to buy tickets in bulk from different carriers. Its rapid expansion and dextrous use of the digital marketing platform has begun posing problems for the competition.last_img read more

Of tall buildings and swanky malls

first_imgHome is where the heart is, seems to be the new mantra for real estate owners in Indian investment – even when these homes are in distant foreign lands like Dubai and other Middle East countries – where real estate players are bullish about rising Indian investment. This was evident at the Dubai Property Show held recently in Mumbai, where numerous developers, builders and real estate giants from the Emirate of Dubai – also famously called the “City of Gold” –  came in their numbers to woo Indian real estate buyers.  Also Read – Revolutionising Indian agricultureBollywood’s celebrity and style icon Malaika Arora Khan kicked off the three-day property extravaganza that showcased the best of the Emirate’s latest real estate offerings in luxury apartments from Rs 65 lakhs to villas around Rs 2.5 crores, besides beach properties and commercial properties galore. The event, which was organised by the Dubai Land Department and Sumansa Exhibitions, witnessed participation of 35 reputed property developers from Dubai including; Falconcity of Wonders, Emaar Properties, Al Hamra Real Estate Development, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Tebyan, Select Group, Nakheel, Dubai Properties, Deyaar Development, Meydan Sobha, Damac Properties, Dubai Sports City, Kleindienst Group, among others, besides also seminars, promotional offers and financing facilities. Also Read – BLACK FIBRESultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of the Dubai Land Department, said Dubai properties would be particularly attractive to the middle-income group, which no longer have to choose between affordability and luxury. “Indians have long understood the value of Dubai real-estate – as evident by their growing investment in the emirate – and they realise the long-and-short-term financial dividends that they can attain. This is why Indian nationals continue to rule the foreign real-estate investment chart. In the first half of 2015 alone, they sliced a significant 15 per cent share – the highest in Dubai’s real-estate market by a foreign nationality,” he said.  Alharith Almoosa, Vice Chairman and Deputy General Manager, Falconcity of Wonders LLC, noted that while Dubai’s real-estate sector provided value for money, more significantly – the emirate offered political stability and an easy access to global and regional markets, besides boasting one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Sunil Jaiswal, President, Sumansa Exhibitions, said Dubai real-estate became a sound investment because economic activity in Dubai witnessed healthy figures due to its diversification across various sectors including finance, logistics, tourism and retail, besides also Expo 2020 round the corner to improve the economy further.  “Indians are continuing to be the most prolific foreign investors in the property sector in coming months too, as they have adopted Dubai as their second home and expect high return on their investments,” Kalpesh Sampat, Director of SPF Realty – a leading real estate broker in the freehold property sector of Dubai and Middle East – told Millennium Post on the sidelines of the Show, while highlighting the USP and hassle-free purchase procedures offered by the Dubai realty market. “The key advantages Dubai property markets offer – vis-à-vis investment in Indian properties – is that one does not have to deal with complicated sections and provisions related to Income Tax as there are no personal and income taxes in Dubai. Quick transaction procedures ensure that Indian investors get their money as a seller in 10 days (cash) or 45 days in case of a mortgage.”  “Dubai’s other top draw reasons include: Relatively affordable living for middle and upper class compared to Delhi and Mumbai; Easy assimilation due to prevailing Indian culture; Monetary gains due to fastest-growing economies and rising demand for property; Lucrative yields with world’s highest returns; Close proximity to India; Expo 2020 (to attract estimated 30 million visitors and multiple business opportunities; Strong tourism sector (millions global tourists monthly),” Sampat said.Official statistics show Indians as the top foreign property investors in Dubai with investments of over Rs 30,000 crore in 2014 alone, which is more than a quarter of around Rs 1 lakh crore of Non-Arab property investments recorded that year, according to the Dubai Land Department. Real estate investors from India have shown a marked preference for properties in Dubai owing to the close proximity of the UAE to India. Indians were the most prolific overseas investors in Dubai’s realty market in H1, 2015, clocking 3,017 transactions valued at more than $2 billion.“Dubai is poised on the brink of becoming one of the world’s leading investment hubs, and SPF Realty is an extended selling arm of several premium real estate developers in the UAE. Our Dubai USP is simple: 1) price per square feet is compelling, from investors perspective. Payment plan is 65 per cent post-handover over three more years. So, besides Indians, about 50 per cent buyers are from UAE itself and GCC countries itself who realise the importance including Meydan and “Mohammed Bin Rashid” (MBR) City having an “Etihad Rail Link” with other cities and countries in the GCC region in barely two to three years time, besides a bicycle track of a massive 50 kms length that sees even leaders and VVIPs doing their exercising bit. In fact, SPF’s sales turnover rose from $545 million (2007) to $2 billion in (2014), even as our (G&Co) “Viridian” Millennium Estates will be witnessing handing over of 198 villas by January 2016,” Sampat added.Elucidating on the emergence of Dubai as a prime investment destination for Indian investors, Ranjeet Chavan, Director of SPF Realty which is representing the regions premium property developer G&Co at the Dubai Property Show, reiterated, “Indians accord a second-home status to Dubai – by coming in massive numbers to live, work and invest with a long-term perspective. Lower interest rates, lucrative yearly rental yield in the range of 4-7 per cent, security, tax-free returns on investments or around 20 per cent, a regulated market structure and attractive payment options are additional triggers for driving Indian investments in huge numbers in the Indian market.”Meanwhile, nearer home in India , some developers believe the sky’s the limit and are therefore reaching for the sky. Oberoi Realty launched its “Sky City” at Borivali, Mumbai across 25 acres and featuring multiple towers of 60 storeys each, besides offering connectivity to business districts and leisure options like malls, hotels, theatres and parks alongside multi-terraced gardens, recreational area and lush green landscapes. Describing “home” as the best real estate asset people can experience with value creation, Vikas Oberoi, CMD, Oberoi Realty, said the apartments in Sky City would comprise expansive three-bedrooms, while the City itself would be an aesthetic experience at all levels including swimming pools, aqua gm, courts for tennis, badminton and squash, rock climbing, jogging track, skating rink and kids play areas.Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had recently noted that the real estate sector has huge potential for growth, and expressed the hope that the period of slow down would end soon. Delivering the key-note address at the CREDAI-BANKCON  2015 on Role of Banking and Finance in Real Estate Development in Mumbai,  Jaitley had described the real estate sector as being the next big mover as far as the Indian economy is concerned, but added that the industry must survive on market economy and subsidies should not be the essence of survival.The Finance Minister said the government was committed to housing for all – a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — and would adopt a positive approach, though easier availability of land was crucial to realising the dream of affordable housing. “It is not cheaper availability of land, but rather easier availability. If we complicate procedures too much, then we will be preventing people from acquiring affordable homes” he said, while emphasizing on the need of more townships, suburban townships and smart cities to lead the economic development of India.About the taxation proposals made by CREDAI, the Finance Minister suggested the Real Estate body to make a presentation before the newly-appointed committee reviewing the Income Tax Act. With inflation being brought under control and the Reserve Bank also reducing interest rates four times this year, these measures would impact the real estate sector positively, Jaitley said, adding that recapitalization of public sector banks would give more strength and muscle for banking sector’s lending.Focusing on macro-economic issues, the Minister said, “India as a country has become more aspirational and the constituency which supports growth has become bigger”.last_img read more

KMC cleans up venue soon after party workers leave

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Saturday began the mammoth task of cleaning up the entire Brigade Parade Ground and the adjacent roads soon after the rally convened by Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee came to an end. Lakhs of Trinamool Congress supporters from all parts of the state assembled in the city to attend the meeting.”We have taken all possible measures to ensure that the entire ground and the roads in the city are cleaned up by night. We will take up thorough cleaning again on Sunday morning,” said Debabrata Majumder, Member Mayor-in-Council (Solid Waste Management). Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalElaborating on the steps taken by his department, Majumder stated that 50 battery-operated vehicles, 25 movable compactors and four mechanical sweepers have been pressed into service. The civic body has deployed as many as 1,500 labourers along with four water tankers for the operation. It was noticed that right from the time when Mamata Banerjee was delivering her speech in the rally the clean-up operation had kicked off. Senior Trinamool Congress leaders present in the rally appealed to the party supporters over the microphone to vacate the place quickly to ensure that the cleaning operations started with immediate effect. With so many people from all parts of the state converging at the heart of the city, thermocol plates, food packets, tea cups, paper containers were strewn all over the venue. “We have made advance planning for the solid waste management considering the sea of people assembling in the city. Everything will be cleared by Saturday night,” a senior SWM official of the KMC said.last_img read more

The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freecenter_img January 14, 2014 Just after midnight on Tuesday morning, DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel from roughly 20 million screens over carriage disputes — and now the embattled channel is framing the clash as a matter of life and death.Calling itself a “critical life-saving community resource” on its newly-launched website,, The Weather Channel is also urging DirecTV consumers to switch to alternate providers and contact their local congressmen. Adds on-air personality Jim Cantore in a short video on the site, “Don’t let DirecTV control the weather.”In its stead, DirecTV has temporarily replaced The Weather Channel with WeatherNation, a competitor.While The Weather Channel was seeking an increased carriage fee of one penny per subscriber each month, reports Bloomberg, DirecTV was looking to substantially reduce the channel’s current 13-cent rate.Related: Winter Weather = Bad Mood? It’s More Complicated Than That.Dan York, DirecTV’s chief content officer, issued a statement saying the two companies remain in talks. He added, perhaps a bit derisively, that consumers today are increasingly turning to other mediums such as mobile devices and local television stations to be kept abreast of weather news.”Consumers understand there are now a variety of other ways to get weather coverage, free of reality show clutter,” York said. “The Weather Channel does not have an exclusive on weather coverage — the weather belongs to everyone.”For his part, David Kenny, the chairman and CEO of The Weather Company, which owns The Weather Channel, called the blackout a “dangerous gamble” given the network’s relatively diminutive request. “This is not a big increase,” he said, “and we haven’t had anyone else balk.”Related: 7 Technologies That Are Disrupting the Cable TV Businesslast_img read more

Sunwing announces opening of Planet Hollywood Costa Rica

first_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica has opened its doors as the first ever all-inclusive resort by the Planet Hollywood brand.The property invites guests to ‘Vacation Like A Star’, with 294 luxury suites, each complete with ‘Phabulous Beds’ with a hand-crafted custom mattress with bedding developed exclusively for Planet Hollywood guests. There are seven globally-infused restaurants and six bars, a PUMPED Fitness Center, PH Spa, two swimming pools and a splash zone.The resort is located at the base of the Papagayo Peninsula in the Guanacaste Region.Earlier this year Sunwing Travel Group signed its blockbuster deal with Planet Hollywood, announcing immediate plans for two resorts with more resorts to come. Now that Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica has opened, the second resort, Planet Hollywood Resort Cancun, is slated to debut in late spring 2019.“It’s been an amazing journey leading my all-star cast of employees to prepare for the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Costa Rica,” said General Manager Jonathan Iriarte. “With the perfect line-up of features, we can confidently say that our guests will receive the full Vacation Like A Star experience.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureA curated list of excursions, PH Experiences, allows guests to explore the Papagayo Gulf, from visiting life-like dinosaurs in an open-air jungle environment, to sailing and snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean’s clear blue waters.For young guests, Stars Kids Club offers fun and educational experiences such as Planet Hollywood TV, Walk of Fame Scavenger Hunt, Starlets Hall of Fame Party and more.Meanwhile an array of signature brand offerings includes the Your Soundtrack music program where guests can choose a music theme to create the soundtrack of their vacation, the Main Event Guarantee allowing guests to catch all major events in real time, and Plugged In, providing guests with unlimited high-speed WiFi resort wide. There’s also Star Class, ‘delivering the full star experience’ with exclusive amenities and high-level service. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Planet Hollywood, Sunwing Travel Group Tuesday, October 2, 2018 center_img Posted by Sunwing announces opening of Planet Hollywood Costa Rica Sharelast_img read more