October 22, 2018 Posted: October 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The District Attorney’s office released a statement, asking the court to reconsider its decision to release Alvin Quarles. The motion will be argued in court on Friday morning.“Alvin Quarles is a dangerous predator and the District Attorney’s Office will continue to use every legal avenue at its disposal to protect the community. Our office had been researching our options and today we filed a motion to have the judge reconsider releasing Quarles into the community. The motion will be argued in court on Friday morning. The District Attorney’s Office has strongly and repeatedly opposed the release of Mr. Quarles into the community based upon his prior crimes and the danger we believe he poses to the community. We’ve also opposed his release based on the fact that the doctor who conducted Mr. Quarles’ annual review, the director of Coalinga State Hospital, and the director of CONREP (conditional release program) were all three opposed to a finding that he could safely be treated in the community. In spite of our arguments, the court ultimately disagreed with our assessment and ruled that Mr. Quarles could safely be treated in the community. We are now asking the court to reconsider its decision to release Mr. Quarles into the community of Jacumba Hot Springs, as well as its decision to release Mr. Quarles from Coalinga State Hospital to be supervised in the public community. Our office is committed to protecting the public and working with individuals who were victimized by this defendant.” Updated: 10:14 PM District Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to reverse the decision to release Alvin Quarles KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom
Earlier this week, it was reported that former Reader Digest Association’s CEO Tom Williams was awarded $500,000 in a severance package. Williams was promoted to the position after former CEO and president Mary Berner exited the company in April.Williams, who acted as CFO with RDA from November 2008 until his bump to CEO in 2011, agreed to a severance package of $1.2 million during the RDA financial reorganization that transpired in August 2009. According to reports, Williams will receive less than half of the originally agreed upon sum in his departure from the company. This mirrors Berner’s pay, as RDA reportedly paid Berner $1 million in her April severance package. At the time of the 2009 reorganization, Berner agreed to a severance package of $2.2 million if she wasn’t offered her job back after the company emerged from bankruptcy protection. Stepping into the rotating CEO slot is Robert Guth, who joined the RDA Board of directors in the same month Berner exited the company; he was named Williams’ replacement in recent weeks. Guth is a former CEO of telecommunications company TelCove.RDA saw a rough second quarter, with RDA Holding Corp. reporting a 6.2 percent drop in revenue to $409.4 million in its financial statements. Every Day With Rachael Ray, once considered a performance leader in RDA’s print portfolio, experienced a 16.8 percent ad page drop in first half 2011, according to FOLIO: sister site, minonline. However, sister title Reader’s Digest saw a spike in ad pages from January to June 2011, up 4.4 percent, according to Publishers’ Information Bureau. In July, The Wall Street Journal reported Reader’s Digest was put on the block; asking price is set around $1 billion.
Prothom Alo Illustration Three persons were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with the law enforcement in Chapainawabganj and Cumilla districts early Monday.In Chapainawabganj’s Gomastapur upazila, two persons were killed in what Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) called a ‘gunfight’ with the ‘robbers’, reports UNB.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.Being tipped off, according to camp commander of RAB-5 Syed Abdullah AL Murad, members of RAB conducted a raid in a den where a group of 5-6 robbers were reportedly preparing for committing a robbery around 12:15am at night.Sensing the presence of the elite force members, the robbers opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight which left the duo injured with bullet.In Muradnagar upazila of Cumilla, another suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police early Monday.The deceased is Al Amin, son of Sirajul Islam, a resident of Saliakandi village of the upazila.A team of detectives along with the police conducted a special raid around 1:30am, said Manjur Alam, officer-in-charge of Muradnagar police station.When the team reached the spot, the OC added, a gang of robbers opened fire on them, prompting the policemen to retaliate, he added.Al Amin received bullet injuries during the exchange of fire, said the OC.Later, the injured was taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead.The team recovered a pipe gun, two rounds of bullet, four sharp weapons and five masks.Al Amin was accused in nine cases filed with the police station, the OC added.The law enforcement’s versions of the events were, however, not verified independently as no versions of the incidents were available immediately either from any witnesses or from any members of the victim’s family.