AN AIRPORT valet who stole designer sunglasses, electronics and cash from customers' cars has been caught red-handed by police. Mirosla Maciag, 56, who worked at Meet and Greet at Manchester Airport was responsible for parking cars for customers. Mirosla Maciag, a valet at Manchester Airport was accused of stealing valuables from customer's carsBut once in the driver's seat, he would rifle through their cars and steal valuables that had been left behind. The meet-and-greet staff member, originally from Poland, was only caught out after a police sting operation following holidaymakers' complaints of items going missing from their cars when they had returned from their trips. Officers placed £25 inside a car allocated to Maciag only to find the money had vanished after he had parked it. He was searched and police found the cash stashed in his pocket. He was caught by police who deliberately left £25 inside a vehicle that he was assigned toHis home in Heywood, near Rochdale was … [Read more...] about Manchester Airport parking valet caught stealing cash, sunglasses and iPod from customers’ cars after sting
Most likely, you have been to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States without knowing it. Remember that Griswoldian summer vacation to the Grand Canyon? The high school field trip to Independence Hall in Philadelphia? The college tour of the University of Virginia? Congratulations! That's three in your pocket. But don't stop now. You can collect all 23, intentionally or accidentally.For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its nearly 200 member states have been preserving, protecting and promoting the most valuable heritage places in the world. At last count, the organization has crowned 1,073 sites in more than 170 countries. Of those, 832 are cultural, 206 are natural and 35 are a mix of both categories. The chosen ones vary tremendously: The Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico; the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; and the Engelsberg Ironworks in Sweden were all part of the class of 1993, for … [Read more...] about World-class heritage: 23 globally recognized sites are right here in the U.S.
The fastest-growing radio station in Chicago has no DJs, plays way too many songs, targets aging baby boomers and is so far down the FM dial it can’t be picked up by many car radios.Also, it’s not technically a radio station.Three years after launching, MeTV FM’s eclectic soft oldies format has turned a low-power TV signal at 87.7 FM into a top-10 Chicago radio station, confounding competitors and rewriting the unwritten rules of broadcast radio.“A lot of people think it’s amazing that we’re doing the kind of numbers we are without all those traditional things,” said Neal Sabin, 61, vice chairman of Weigel Broadcasting, which operates the station. “But we’ve broken a lot of radio rules here.”The mastermind behind the national MeTV classic television network, Sabin used his own iPod playlist to create an unlikely radio success story at WRME-LP, which can be heard at 87.7 FM but is actually licensed as Ch. 6, a low-power … [Read more...] about MeTV FM goes from low-power TV station to top-10 Chicago radio station
The group of fifth-graders bounced and danced around the Blue Line LaSalle Street subway platform, their playful vigor turning to steely nerve as they approached a few dozen morning commuters and started their pitch.“Have you ever been to Douglas Park?” the kids asked in unison. No parks should be named after slaveholders, they said. “Especially parks in black neighborhoods. It’s insulting!”The Village Leadership Academy fifth-graders were assigned to persuade commuters to sign a petition to add an “s” to Douglas Park, renaming it for former slave and groundbreaking orator Frederick Douglass rather than onetime U.S. Sen. Stephen A. Douglas.Meanwhile, sixth-graders were to meet with West Side community groups to gain public support before formally requesting the name change and presenting signatures to the Chicago Park District Board, which has the final say on how city parks are named. Later this month, the students will visit North Lawndale … [Read more...] about Students learn grass-roots activism while campaigning to rename Douglas Park
News / UK and world by Press Association May 1, 2018, 10:32 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Apple has reported its “best ever” financial results for the first three months of the year, easing analyst fears over iPhone X sales. The technology giant reported revenue for the quarter of 61.1 billion dollars (£44.9 billion), up 16% on the same time a year ago. Net income was also up to 13.8 billion dollars (£10.1 billion), compared with 11 billion (£8 billion) in the same period of 2017. Crucially, iPhone sales were also up 3% on the year ago quarter – with 52.2 million handsets sold – dismissing concerns raised by some analysts that iPhone X sales were expected to slow amid rumours of falling demand. “We’re thrilled to report our best March quarter ever, with strong revenue growth in iPhone, Services and Wearables,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said. … [Read more...] about Apple reports ‘best ever’ March quarter in latest financial results