72yearold man with dementia reported missing in San Diego

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 72-year-old man with dementia reported missing in San Diego Posted: December 27, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 72-year-old man diagnosed with dementia went missing Wednesday in San Diego.James Burks left his home in the 4600 block of Newport Avenue about 12:30 p.m., heading in an unknown direction, according to San Diego police.“He routinely goes on walks and returns within 15 minutes,” according to a police statement.Burks, who left without a cellphone or money but may be carrying a California identification card, is known to walk in the Ocean Beach area and has had multiple contacts with people there, police said.Burks is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 175 pounds and has hazel eyes, white hair and a light-to-medium complexion. He was wearing jeans and a black-and-blue jacket when he went missing.Anyone with information regarding Burks’ whereabouts was urged to call San Diego police at (619) 531-2000. KUSI Newsroom December 27, 2017last_img read more

Petition to revoke Brexit crashes UK Parliaments website

first_img Politics Internet Services Comments A petition to revoke Article 50, the clause triggering the UK’s exit from the EU, went viral on Thursday, causing Parliament’s petitions site to display a notice saying it was “down for maintenance.”The petitions site was unavailable for several short periods of time after gaining traction overnight on Wednesday. “We know that the Petitions site is experiencing problems due to the number of people using the site,” said a House of Commons spokesman. “This is a mixture of people signing petitions and refreshing the site to see changes to the number of signatures. We are working to get the problems fixed as soon as possible.”At the time of writing, the petition to stop Brexit had over 827,000 signatures. According to Parliament’s own rules, a petition will be considered for debate when it reaches 100,000 signatures and the government has three days to respond.A notice on Parliament’s petitions site. Screenshot/Katie Collins “The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is ‘the will of the people’,” the petition reads. “We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People’s Vote may not happen — so vote now.”The number of signatures picked up steam following a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday evening, in which she claimed that the Brexit crisis was not her fault, but rather the fault of politicians who refused to vote for the deal she had negotiated with the EU.As it stands, the UK will either leave the EU on March 29 with May’s deal (which has been voted down three times in Parliament), leave the EU on March 29 with no deal at all (a prospect rejected by a separate vote in Parliament), or it can revoke Article 50 and choose not to leave at all. The Prime Minister is in Brussels on Thursday to ask all 27 EU member states for an extension in the hope that it will buy her more time to pass her deal and get it ratified to ensure a smooth transition.Spokespeople from the Prime Minister’s office didn’t immediately respond to request for comment. Share your voicecenter_img 4 Tagslast_img read more

Kaladze elected Tbilisi mayor

first_imgKaladze played for AC Milan between 2001 and 2010, helping the team to twice win the Champions League. AFPGeorgia announced Sunday that former AC Milan football star Kakha Kaladze had been elected mayor of its capital Tbilisi.The country’s election administration said on its website that Kaladze won 51 percent of the vote in Saturday’s municipal election.The 39-year-old played for AC Milan between 2001 and 2010, helping the team to twice win the Champions League. He previously played for Dynamo Kiev and Dinamo Tbilisi and also captained Georgia’s national side.He quit football in 2012 while playing for Genoa in order to devote himself to politics and campaign alongside billionaire tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili to challenge then-president Mikheil Saakashvili.He became energy minister in October 2012 after Ivanishvili’s coalition scored a shock parliamentary election victory over Saakashvili’s party.In July this year, he resigned to run as mayor of the capital, a city of 1.2 million.In a personal tragedy, his brother was kidnapped in 2001 by abductors who demanded a ransom and took him to a gorge that was a notorious hideout for Chechen separatist rebels. His body was identified five years later.last_img read more