Pele recovering in hospital after back surgery

first_imgFormer Brazil striker Pele remains in hospital in Sao Paulo after undergoing successful back surgery.The 74-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday ahead of surgery which eased painful pressure on a nerve in his spinal column.A statement from the hospital was published in O Globo on Saturday and read: “The surgery took place on July 14 [Tuesday] without complications, and the recovery period is progressing normally.”Pele underwent an operation on an enlarged prostate at the same hospital in May and was also treated there for a urinary tract infection which stemmed from a kidney-stone removal in November.The three-time World Cup winner only has one kidney, having had one removed towards the end of his playing career. Pele 1last_img read more

Wildfire smoke from BC gets in the way of mountain scenery for

first_imgJASPER, Alta. – Smoke from wildfires that’s blanketing parts of Alberta does more than just irritate the eyes and throats of visitors to the province’s mountain parks — it obscures the spectacular scenery that many have travelled thousands of kilometres to see.“I did have a couple the other day that were quite disappointed. They were looking at the photographs on the wall and kind of complained, ‘We can’t see any of this stuff,’” said Jeremy Salisbury at Tekarra Color Lab, which sells cameras supplies, photos and art in Jasper.His co-worker Matt Quiring, who also works part time at the Jasper Planetarium, said the smoke has made photographing the night sky particularly challenging.Jasper is designated a dark sky preserve due to its limited light pollution and the planetarium typically has telescopes set up on summer nights. But the universe is obscured by thick haze these days.“Even those stars that are visible, the smoke lowers the contrast so you don’t get black, black skies,” Quiring lamented.The thick smoke from hundreds of wildfires that continue to burn through British Columbia’s forests and brush is also creating air-quality problems for much of Alberta, Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba as winds drive it eastward from B.C.In Calgary and Edmonton, the tops of downtown highrises get fuzzier the higher up you look.Quiring said mountains in Jasper that are usually beautifully detailed with trees on the ridgelines have turned into silhouettes.Further south in Banff, a live webcam from the summit of Sulphur Mountain — accessible by gondola — shows mostly grey.Tanya Otis, a spokeswoman for the company that operates the gondola, said people are still going up but visibility varies depending on wind direction.“It really depends on the time of day for what they can see,” Otis said.Mike Gere, who operates Jasper Photography Tours, said tourists are still booking. They understand the poor visibility isn’t anyone’s fault, but it’s still disappointing for them, he said.Gere said the Perseids meteor shower, which peaked last weekend and coincided with a new moon, was a bit of a bust for the second year in a row due to smoke.“Some days we can’t even see the mountains that everyone has travelled from all over the country and all over the world to see.”It isn’t all bad for shutterbugs, however.Salisbury said photographers can still get good close-up shots at attractions such as Athabasca Falls. And Quiring pointed out there are opportunities for shots he wouldn’t otherwise get.Last year, when smoke was also bad, Quiring posted a sunset pic to Instagram that was “other worldly.”“The mountains were just barely visible in silhouette. The sun was like a rosy globe going down and the whole sky was awash in a peachy colour … draped over the landscape. It was quite beautiful,” he said. “I very much enjoyed that moment.”The smoke allows photographers to get shots they would normally only get if it were foggy or misty, Gere added.“You get ridges of trees that are stacked up on one another in the distance. You kind of get a graduated effect where the trees that are closer to you look like black in one corner of the photo and it keeps stepping up and up and up until they’re white in the distance.“It gives it a unique layered effect.”It was surreal last week when smoke rolled in at Maligne Lake, he said.“Everything looked really, really orange. It was like a perpetual sunset.”He wishes the smoke would go away, but realizes it could be a lot worse.“Hey, at least we’re not on fire. I think of the people in British Columbia who are suffering more than we are.”— By Rob Drinkwater in Edmonton.last_img read more

150K worth of jewelry stolen from Encinitas home reward offered for information

first_img KUSI Newsroom Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption January 26, 2018 Posted: January 26, 2018 Show Caption Hide Caption ENCINITAS (KUSI) — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate an unknown suspect or suspects wanted in connection with a residential burglary that happened in Encinitas.On August 4, 2017 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., an unknown suspect or suspects gained entry into a residence located in the 600 block of Rancho Santa Fe Road in Encinitas by removing a screen from an open window. The suspect(s) stole jewelry, name brand handbags and sunglasses, and clothing including Indian saris. The estimated total loss is more than $150,000.The reward in this case has been increased to up to $5,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to a felony arrestIf you have information about this crime, call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.The family is offering an additional $4,000 reward. Anonymous email and mobile app messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. KUSI Newsroom, 12345 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption $150K worth of jewelry stolen from Encinitas home, reward offered for information on suspect(s) Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego Police make additional arrest in Logan Height Neighborhood Homicide

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego Police make additional arrest in Logan Height Neighborhood Homicide December 18, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 2:22 a.m., the San Diego Police Department Communication Center received a 911 call regarding a shooting at southbound interstate 15, at the northbound interstate 5 on ramp.The caller stated that her boyfriend had been shot.Police units and medics arrived on scene and found a 21-year old Black male with a gunshot wound(s) to his upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital.Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced deceased at the Hospital.San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene to investigate the incident.The preliminary investigation has shown that the victim and a companion were traveling on S/B I15 when they noticed a stranded motorist at the N/B I5 on ramp. The victim pulled over to offer assistance. The victim exited his vehicle and was immediately shot.The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, wearing dark clothing in a white vehicle. The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing south from the scene.CHP subsequently notified San Diego Police Department communications that there was a vehicle stopped on N/B I5 near 32nd street which matched the suspect’s vehicle.A male was also seen walking away from the vehicle. San Diego Police Officers went to that location and contacted that subject.The deceased victim has been identified as 21-year old Curtis Adams of San Diego. Adams was active duty with the Navy at the time of his murder.21-year old Brandon ACUNA of San Diego was booked into county jail for his involvement with the murder of Curtis Adams.The suspect(s) involved in this murder are also involved with the incident which occurred about 10 minutes earlier near 600 Boundary Street in the Mount Hope Neighborhood. In that incident the victim interrupted his vehicle being broken into. The suspect(s) shot at the victim but the victim was not injured.Homicide detectives identified an additional suspect as 24-year old Edson Acuna. Edson Acuna and Brandon Acuna are brothers. A warrant was issued for Edson Acuna’s arrestfor murder. E. Acuna remained at large and detectives believed he could have possibly fled to Mexico.On December 18, 2018, Mexican authorities located E. Acuna in Mexico and took him into custody. The suspect were turned over to U.S authorities at the border.E. Acuna will be booked into jail for murder.This case has been presented to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more