Pastor arrested by Escondido police for child molestation

first_img Posted: December 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Pastor arrested by Escondido police for child molestation 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 SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI)- An Orange County pastor was arrested in Escondido on suspicion of child molestation, Fountain Valley police said today. John Rodgers McFarland, 56, was arrested Dec. 18 on charges stemming from the alleged abuse of at least one child, police said.Police executed search warrants at McFarland’s home, as well as current and previous churches where he was employed as head pastor, according to Fountain Valley police, who said there is evidence he may have additional victims in Orange County.McFarland has been the head pastor at Orangethorpe United Methodist Church in Fullerton since 2014. He was also a pastor at Surf City Church in Huntington Beach between 2009 and 2014, and served as head pastor at Fountain Valley United Methodist Church for 26 years from 1988 to 2014.McFarland is facing two felony charges of lewd acts upon a child that are alleged to have occurred in Escondido between July 26, 2012, and July 23, 2013, according to a criminal complaint from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office obtained by NBC San Diego.The victim was described in the complaint as a girl under the age of 14. McFarland has a court hearing scheduled at the Vista Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 16.Police asked other victims or anyone else with potential information on crimes committed by McFarland to contact Fountain Valley police Detective Gloria Scott at (714) 593-4480. December 28, 2018 Updated: 6:27 PM FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Future plc App Sales Pass 8 Million

first_imgIn its interim statement for its fiscal year ending September 30, Future plc is reporting continued growth in its app business. In the last year, since Apple launched Newsstand, the company has generated about $8 million in app sales, which is up from $5 million at its fiscal half-year.In July 2011, the company announced it was moving to a “primarily digital business,” and midway through its fiscal 2012, Future said digital advertising accounted for 44 percent of revenue—$15 million at the half, with a third of that in app sales. The company’s websites are reporting traffic gains as well, with visits up 50 percent, totaling 45 million uniques per month. Also encouraging for the company is improved performance of its struggling U.S. division. “In the U.S. we continue to make strong progress and are close to returning to profitability,” says the company in its interim statement. Early this year, Future sold its music titles to NewBay Media for $3 million as part of the company’s “recovery plan” for its U.S. group.More on this topic Future plc iPad App Sales Hit $5 Million Since Newsstand Debut Future PLC’s Digital Play Digital in the Black for First Time at Future Digital Revenues Rise, Print Continues to Fall for Future plc Future PLC Aims to Trim More Print Costs Future US Promotes Considine to PresidentJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered bylast_img read more

Googles new US data centers will run on 16 million solar panels

first_img Share your voice Tags 5 Comments Google Google plans to purchase 100 percent renewable energy for its data centers and offices in the US and around the world.  Google Google will amp up its expansion in the southeastern US with millions of solar panels. Google wants the electricity consumed by its new data centers in Yum Yum, Tennessee, and Hollywood, Alabama, to be “matched with 100 percent renewable energy from day one.” To meet this goal, the search giant said Wednesday it’s struck a multi-year deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority to purchase output from several new solar farms, which will total 413 megawatts of power from 1.6 million solar panels. The two largest solar farms will produce roughly 150 megawatts each, according to a Google blog post. They’ll be among the largest renewable energy projects in the Tennessee Valley region, Google said, and the biggest solar farms ever built for the search giant.Google said in 2016 that the company planned to source carbon-free electricity on a 24/7 basis for each data center. The search giant tried to reach 100 percent renewable energy purchasing goal in 2017. So far, Google has sourced carbon-free energy for its data centers in Finland, Netherlands, Taiwan, North Carolina and Iowa, according to Google’s October 2018 report. Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech’s role in providing new kinds of accessibility.CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Tech Industry Sci-Tech Internet Serviceslast_img read more

Rookie truck driver mows down two injures one

first_imgKolkata: An attempt to drive a newly bought truck by the owner proved fatal for two local villagers as they were mowed down by the vehicle.The incident took place in Murarai area of Birbhum on Sunday morning. According to the district police, one Ridhan Khan, a resident of the same area bought a new truck a few days ago. Ever since the vehicle was bought, the owner attempted to drive it. Being a learner, Khan accompanied by a driver, had driven the vehicle for a very short distance in a few previous occasions. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBut he never knew that his attempt on Sunday morning would claim two lives and injure another.Locals informed police that he was trying to learn driving when the accident occurred. It was learnt Khan suddenly lost control over the truck while driving and it eventually rammed into a tea stall. As a result, Sentu Seikh and arbaz Khan, who were sitting inside the tea stall, were crushed to death. Police and locals rushed to the spot and brought out the victims from under the debris. They were declared brought dead after being taken to a nearby hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAnother person identified as Alam Seikh sustained critical injuries in the accident. His condition is stated to be critical. He has been undergoing treatment in the hospital.The tea stall was completely damaged. Khan has been absconding since the incident took place. The frontal portion of the truck also got damaged. Police are conducting raids to nab the truck owner. The vehicle has already been seized.In another accident, 28-year-old Krishnapada Majhi (28), a matador driver was killed after the vehicle he was driving overturned. Five others have been injured in the accident that took place in Ahara village under Adra police station in Purulia on Sunday morning. Majhi along with five other passengers were going to Jharkhand.Eyewitnesses told the police that the vehicle was running at a high speed at the time of the accident. While taking a sharp turn the driver lost control over the matador and it overturned. Locals rushed to the spot immediately after the accident and brought the driver from inside the mangled portion of the vehicle. The other injured passengers were also rescued. They were all rushed to a nearby hospital where the driver was declared brought dead. Others are undergoing treatment in the hospital. Some of the injured victims are in critical condition, police said.last_img read more

Power dept finalises DPL restructure plan

first_imgKolkata: The state Power department has finalised the restructure plan for Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), a loss-making power utility, and has already forwarded the merger plan to the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) for its approval.”We have finalised the restructure plan for DPL. The detailed plan has been sent to the ERC for its nod,” state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said. The minister informed that DPL will be divided into three parts. The transmission will be taken up by the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) and the distribution will be looked after by the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) while the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) will take care of the generation part. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe Power department will offer Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) to the employees. Those who will not opt for VRS will be posted at other similar units under the state government. “We will ensure that nobody who is willing to continue work lose his job. We will try to place all of them in Durgapur area itself as the employees have been working in the district for many years and it will be difficult for them to relocate to other places,” a senior official of the department said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made it clear in Durgapur in last year November that DPL cannot be saved without reconstruction. She added that the land belonging to the power utility would be sold and merged with other agencies. Banerjee handed over responsibility to state Labour and Law minister Moloy Ghatak, chairman of Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) Tapas Banerjee, local MLA Biswanath Parial and Durgapur Mayor Dilip Agasthy to speed up the process of restructuring of DPL in association with the state Power department. The state Cabinet had sanctioned the merger of DPL in November 2017 after it was found that the power utility was having a negative net worth with its liabilities exceeding its assets plus shareholders equity amounting to almost Rs 1,000 crore. The losses have been to the tune of around Rs 200 crore every fiscal for a decade. It may be mentioned that with a total capacity of 660 MW, the state-owned DPL has been one of the most important industrial units in the Durgapur-Asansol belt. DPL has nearly 3,000 odd employees in its payrolls.last_img read more