CYPRESS (CBSLA) — The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to extend the Los Alamitos Race Course’s quarterhorse racing license from six months to a year. The reversal from a six-month license comes after two horses died while training at the Cypress track over the past week . READ MORE: Days Until COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands To Millions Of Californians According to the California Horse Racing Board’s website, Don’t Stop Looking, a 3-year-old filly, and Noor Khan, a 4-year-old mare, died Sunday. Details of the deaths were not immediately available. They were the first deaths to occur at the track since Dec. 16. On Dec. 17, the CHRB granted Los Alamitos a license to conduct quarter horse racing in the 2020-21 season, but only for six months as opposed to the full year track owners requested. READ MORE: Bars To Reopen Outdoors As Los Angeles, Orange Counties Set To Move Into Next COVID Reopening Tier Los Alamitos had applied to hold quarter horse … [Read more...] about California Horse Racing Board Extends License For Los Alamitos Race Track
It all started when Marlo Vernon’s grandma didn’t pick up the phone. The recent University of Colorado Boulder graduate’s grandmother had fallen a few months before, so when she wasn’t answering calls or texts, the family sent someone over. Turns out grandma was completely fine. The family wanted a way to keep an eye on her, but didn’t want the invasiveness of video cameras or motion detectors. And Vernon knew her grandmother wouldn’t wear a Life Alert necklace nor would she want them to call every day. That’s when CarePenguin was born — a Boulder-based company that provides a non-invasive way to keep tabs on older family members or loved ones by monitoring water usage. “It’s a good way to catch falls faster without being creepy and putting cameras in their house or motion sensors in every room,” said Vernon, CarePenguin’s founder and chief executive officer. The name CarePenguin comes from how penguins interact with each other. Vernon said that they are very familial … [Read more...] about Keep tabs on elderly loved ones by tracking their water usage? That’s this Boulder company’s sales pitch.
(CNN) More than 50 million people are at risk of severe weather on Thursday from the central Gulf Coast through the Ohio River Valley, with a potential tornado outbreak expected across the South. Be prepared for severe weather and tornadoes • Know where to find your daily local forecast • Set devices to receive storm and tornado warnings via Wireless Emergency Alerts • Know the difference between a tornado watch, tornado warning and tornado emergency • Track the severe storms The Storm Prediction Center says there's a high chance of tornadoes -- a level 5 out of 5 -- for parts of the South. That's the worst and highest forecast outlook issued for severe storms. And while it's very rare for the SPC to issue this kind of outlook -- it's now the second time in a week for the South. The SPC warned Thursday morning of the threat of a few "long-tracked, violent tornadoes" later in the day and into the evening for the southeast, particularly … [Read more...] about A rare high risk for tornadoes is issued for the South — the second time in a week
“What the heck did you do to my kid?” Cynthia Warmbier’s anguish erupted at a hearing in December 2018 as she testified about her reaction to seeing her comatose son, Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, when he returned to the U.S. from North Korea in June 2017. He died days later — the victim of beatings and torture, according to his family — during 17 months of detention. Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a propaganda poster from a staff-only area of his hotel. “ ‘What the heck did you do to my kid?’ ” echoed Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court in Washington in the first line of her December 2018 ruling against North Korea that awarded more than $500 million to Warmbier's parents in a wrongful-death suit. With their lawsuit, the Warmbiers took on a government that had a history of disregarding international norms of justice and refusing to accept accountability for its actions even before Washington redesignated it … [Read more...] about Suing North Korea Presents Legal, Logistical Hurdles
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Monday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported as of this morning: 549,335. More than 28 percent of the U.S. population as of this morning has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 15.5 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker . President Biden Joe Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Biden to talk infrastructure amid border, voting controversies Juan Williams: The GOP's big lie on voting rights Schumer kicks into reelection mode MORE ’s focus on COVID-19 and the economy has been splintered by a thousand … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden to talk infrastructure amid border, voting controversies