Thousand Oaks suspect posted to social media before mass shooting: ‘Life is boring so why not?’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) — The veteran suspected of opening fire at a Thousand Oaks, California, bar, killing 12, texted or posted to social media during the shooting, law enforcement sources told ABC News.Preliminary information indicates that Long walked into the bar, immediately shot a group of security guards and employees standing near the entrance to the bar and then paused to text or post to social media, according to law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation.“It’s too bad I won’t get to see all the illogical and pathetic reasons people will put in my mouth as to why I did it,” he wrote at 11:24 p.m., according to documents obtained by ABC News. “Fact is I had no reason to do it, and I just thought… life is boring so why not?”Three minutes later, he posted, “Yeah… I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’ … or ‘keep you in my thoughts’ … every time… and wonder why these keep happening.”Long’s social media were taken down at the request of law enforcement.Long, a former U.S. Marine, showed signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, authorities said, but there’s little information available yet on what prompted the attack late Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar and Grill. Long was found dead inside the bar; authorities believe he shot himself.“He was somewhat irate. Acting a little irrationally,” Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said at a press conference. “They felt he might be suffering from PTSD, the fact he was a veteran.”Long, 28, lived near the bar with his mother, neighbors told police, describing the suspect as a troubled man who battled fits of rage.“I think I do recall some times when he was struggling with some issues internally,” said Todd Stratton, a friend of Long’s. “I didn’t know [about] PTSD, but his girlfriend would kind of ask him about things going on with him, because he’d get really upset sometimes and kind of shut down and he wouldn’t want to talk about it to people. He’d just kind of close himself up, and I think he had a really hard time reaching out for help because of his personality.”FBI officials have swarmed the house, desperate to find the motive behind his alleged shooting rampage.One neighbor told ABC News she called the police on Long once after he allegedly got into a fight with his mother. Another neighbor said Long rarely left home and that his mother told her that he was getting violent.Dean said Long had several previous run-ins with police, including an incident in April where deputies were called to his home in Newbury Park because he was reportedly behaving erratically.“They went to the house, they talked to him. He was somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally,” Dean said. “They called out our crisis intervention team, our mental health specialist, who met with him, talked to him and cleared him.”“It’s difficult, because I’ve been doing this for 41 years, and you don’t leave things unfinished,” Dean, who’d been considering retirement, told ABC News’ David Muir.Dean was a close friend of one of the shooting victims, Sgt. Ron Helus, who died in the line of duty.“I think we try to look at the core and try to understand what happened and see if there’s a way that we can stop it. We all try to make sense of the senseless.”Authorities said hundreds were inside when the suspect walked in to the country-western bar with a gun and opened fire. The weapon was equipped with a an extended-ammunition magazine, allowing it to hold more than the normal 10 bullets, so it’s unclear how many total rounds he may have had, police said.Zach Frye and Tyler Odenkirk told ABC News that two of their friends who worked as security guards at Borderline were among the dead. A Borderline bouncer said they were surely among the heroes.“I know they did everything they could in their final moments,” the unnamed bouncer said. “We were told one of them went out a hero. He went out fighting the shooter.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Solution For Tree Ordinance Dispute Suggested

first_imgBy John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – The Bor­ough Council seems to be making its way to another round on the future of a long-argued tree preservation ordinance.Borough Councilman Robert Marchese initiated a conversation during the council meeting Monday, May 14, and offered an amended version of the ordinance that has been the source of debate for more than a year.As Marchese explained it, the proposal would change the existing ordinance and allow property owners to get tree removal permits for certain types of trees with a certain diameter without having to appear before the planning board.“It would essentially be the same,” as the existing ordinance, Marchese said, “but now it would be done administratively.”The change would put the ordinance under the purview of code enforcement and property maintenance, rather than its current designation as a planning and zoning ordinance.If the council adopts the proposal, property owners would have to apply for a permit and have it evaluated by the local code enforcement officer and borough’s arborist.Property owners would appear before the planning or zoning board for approval only if the property was part of an application for development.Property owners would continue to be able to go to the council if their applications are denied.As it currently stands, the boards grant applications to remove trees and determine what trees need to be planted to replace them.The existing ordinance has been on the books for about five years. It was enacted to preserve especially mature full-grown specimen trees and to prevent clear-cutting of properties, which had occurred in the past.The ordinance became the source of much volleying among the council members more than a year ago when a developer appeared before the governing body to appeal the planning board’s denial of an application to remove 12 trees from a Poplar Avenue property.The council was divided; some members said preservation was for the public good and others thought the law went too far.Marchese was very vocal in his opposition to the ordinance during those debates. He called his new propsal “an improvement over what we currently have.”“We understand there are deficiencies in our tree ordinance,” Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli said Tuesday. “I think this is a first step,” to remedy those concerns.The proposal is only in the discussion stage, The borough council is reviewing the language, Borough Attorney Salvatore Alfieri said.Officials may look at other municipalities’ laws as a model for the borough ordinance, Lucarelli said.last_img read more

Play Your Part TV series: episode 14 synopsis

first_imgHere’s a little taste of what episode 14 of the Play Your Part TV Series has in store for you this Saturday. This week you get to meet three women who have been working tirelessly to make a difference in their communities.Brand South Africa reporterThe Play Your Part TV series is coming at you again this Saturday, same time at 6pm and same place on SABC 2. Here’s a quick look at what episode 14 has in store for you on 13 January 2018.Nosipho Community FoundationNosipho Ngcobo, the founder of the Nosipho Community Foundation, can often be found strolling along the streets of Durban as a Good Samaritan on the move. Through her organisation, Ngcobo offers a helping hand to the homeless, providing shelter, food and employment opportunities where she can.New Jerusalem Home for ChildrenNew Jerusalem Home for Children just outside Tembisa, Gauteng, recently hosted the South African National Men’s Hockey Team. We speak to Phina Mojapelo, the social work manager for the children’s home, about the experience and what the organisation is all about.El TheosThrough her extensive experience in helping the El Theos organisation, Bijou Bakole, has taken it upon herself to provide support to a few young boys in coping with their challenging domestic circumstances.Tune in and be inspiredThe Play Your Part TV Series airs at 6pm on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa you can:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Eliminate Distractions And Do Good Work

first_imgYou don’t really need to be interrupted every time someone calls you. You worry about not picking up the phone because you are afraid you will miss something. If what you are doing is really important, it is better that you give it your full, undivided attention. If you can’t miss a call, set up a voice mail message indicating who your caller should contact in your absence, or tell them to call back immediately if what they need is urgent.You don’t need to know that you have received a text message the minute you receive it. Many of the text messages you receive don’t rise to level of requiring your immediate attention. By responding in real-time, you are giving everyone you know permission to interrupt you at any time. This means everything and everyone is more important than what you were doing.You are allowed to close your email. You can close it for hours at a time. No lives will be lost. Nowhere on your job description is their even a hint that you primary duties require that you respond to email in real-time. Email isn’t your job; it’s a tool. Two hours from now, all of the emails that have come into your inbox will be there for you.Can you imagine being surrounded by people, each of them tapping you on the shoulder to gain your attention one after another? How productive can you be when you are interrupted every few minutes? How can you do quality work when you won’t give yourself permission to turn off all distractions long enough to give yourself over to your work?There is some work you do where it will be okay to allow yourself to be distracted. To do the best work your capable of, you must eliminate distractions. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Hawks end 8-game skid, beat struggling Cavaliers

first_imgLATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 APCLEVELAND — Coming off LeBron James’ 57-point performance, it appeared the Cavaliers had finally gained some momentum.A team that hadn’t won since its season opener proved otherwise.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics extend win streak to 8 with win over Magic Dennis Schroeder scored 28 points and the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks ended an eight-game losing streak, beating skidding Cleveland 117-115 on Sunday.The Hawks hadn’t won since beating Dallas on Oct. 18 and were missing five players, but the Cavaliers went down to yet another puzzling loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames, who had 26 points and 13 rebounds, was soaking his feet in a tub of ice water and had ice wraps on both knees and his right elbow following the game. He didn’t have an explanation for why there was no carry-over from Friday’s 130-122 win over Washington.“That’s a question I cannot answer,” James said. “I was ready to go. A lot of the guys were ready to go. I cannot answer that question.” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “No energy. The effort was pretty bad,” James said of the early deficit. “You turn the corner but you can’t fix it in one game. We just have to try and figure it out.”Schroeder scored 11 straight points in the third quarter to kept Atlanta ahead.Cleveland steadily cut into the lead behind Kyle Korver’s 19 points in the fourth.“It’s a special place to play and everyone was excited to compete against these guys,” Schroder said.Atlanta put seven players in double figures, including the five starters. Luke Babbitt, making his first start of the season in place of Mike Muscala (sprained ankle), and Taurean Prince each scored 17 points.TIP-INSCavaliers: G Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will practice Monday for the first time since being injured Nov. 29. He could play Tuesday against Milwaukee. … F Tristan Thompson (strained left calf) is expected to miss three to four weeks.Hawks: Rookie F Tyler Cavanaugh was in uniform after signing a two-way contract Saturday. … G Malcolm Delaney (sprained right ankle), F Ersan Ilyasova (bruised left knee), C Miles Plumlee (strained right quadriceps) and F DeAndre’ Bembry (fractured right wrist) also were unavailable.RIGHT TO THE POINTFrye said he should have made the 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The veteran forward also put his finger on the Cavaliers’ problems.“Honestly, we’ve got to play harder, be more attentive to detail and have a better sense of urgency,” he said.ON THE WAY BACKCleveland point guard Isaiah Thomas, acquired as part of the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, has been doing on-court workouts. The team announced before the season that it hoped he would return by January.“The staff’s doing a great job trying to get him ready,” Lue said. “We don’t want to rush him back if he’s not 100 percent. They’ve been doing a good job taking it slow and make sure they rehabilitate him the right way.”Thomas averaged a career-high 28.9 points, third in the league, last season. Derrick Rose has been starting at point guard while James has also run the offense.UP NEXTHawks: Host Boston on Monday. Atlanta is the only Eastern Conference team without a home victory with an 0-3 record.Cavaliers: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday. Cleveland earned a 116-97 road win over the Bucks on Oct. 20. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was taken to the hospital after leaving in the third quarter with an illness. The team announced that Love, who had four points and four rebounds in 19 minutes, was treated and released.The Cavaliers cut a 16-point deficit in the second half to two on James’ basket with 21 seconds left. Atlanta’s Isaiah Taylor missed two free throws with 12.1 seconds to go, but Channing Frye missed a 3-pointer and Dwyane Wade’s tip-in fell off the rim.“To get a win in Cleveland is not easy to do,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “They had a chance down the stretch where they got back in it, but I’m happy for our guys. It’s a good win.”The Cavaliers have also lost to Orlando, New York, Indiana and Brooklyn during their rocky stretch, which has included three straight defeats at home. Wade kept Cleveland in the game with 19 points in the first half and finished with a season-high 25.Cleveland’s first-quarter problems continued. Coach Tyronn Lue used two timeouts in the first seven minutes as the Hawks raced ahead 27-11.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_imgAll results and touchdown scorers can be found using the SportingPulse website link at the bottom of this page. DAY ONE: 1:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (6) def Australia 20’s (5) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20’s (13) def Cook Island 18’s (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 20’s (15) def Thailand 18’s (0) 1:55PM Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (16) v South Africa 18’s (0) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (11) v South Africa 20’s (3) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 18’s (3) v New Zealand 20’s (2) Mens U20’s: Australia (13) v Samoa (0) 2:50PM Mens U20’s: South Africa (6) drew Lebanon (6) Mens U18’s: New Zealand (5) def Australia (1) Mens U18’s: Norfolk Island (8) def South Africa (7) 3:45PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (13) def Cook Islands 18’s (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20’s (6) def Australian 18’s (3) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (10) def Cook Islands 20’s (6) 4:40PM Womens U18/20’s: South Africa 20’s (5) def South Africa 18’s (3) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (7) def New Zealand 20’s (3) 5:35PM Mens U18’s: Australia (14) def Norfolk Island (3) Mens U18’s: New Zealand (12) def South Africa (1) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (4) def Australia 18’s (0) 6:30PM Mens U20’s: Australia (12) def Lebanon (2) Mens U20’s: New Zealand (17) def Samoa (1) DAY TWO: 8:30AM Mens U18’s: Australia (14) def South Africa (2) 9:30AM Mens U18’s: New Zealand (15) def Norfolk Island (2) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (7) def Australia 18 (4) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20 (15) def South Africa 18 (0) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (14) def South Africa 20 (1) 10:30AM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (12) def Australia 18 (3) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (26) def Thailand 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (9) def Cook Islands 20 (2) 2:00PM Mens U20’s: Australia (10) def South Africa (2) Mens U20’s: New Zealand (11) def Lebanon (1) 3:00PM Mens U18’s: New Zealand (8) def Australia (3) Mens U18’s: Norfolk Island (12) def South Africa (2) 4:00PM Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20 (5) def New Zealand 20 (2) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 18 (14) def South Africa 18 (0) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (18) def South Africa 20 (0) 5:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (4) def Australia 20 (2) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (24) def Thailand 18 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (13) v Cook Islands 18 (0) 6:00PM Mens U20’s: Australia (6) def New Zealand (2) Mens U20’s: Samoa (2) drew South Africa (2) DAY THREE 8:30AM Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 18 (15) def Thailand 18 (4) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (4) def Australia 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (12) def Cook Islands 20 (4) 9:30AM Boys U18’s: New Zealand (11) def South Africa Boys U18’s : Australia (11) def Norfolk Island (3) Boys U20’s: New Zealand (14) def South Africa (2) Boys U20’s: Lebanon (10) def Samoa (3) 10:30AM Girls U18/20’s : New Zealand G20 (10) def South Africa G18 (0) Girls U18/20’s : Australia G18 (18) def South Africa G20 (1) Girls U18/20’s : Australia G20 (6) drew New Zealand G18 (6) 2:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 20 (7) def Cook Islands 18 (5) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (21) def Thailand 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (3) drew New Zealand 20 (3) 3:00PM Boys U18’s: Australia (13) def South Africa (0) Boys U18’s: New Zealand (11) def Norfolk Island (3) 4:00PM Girls 18’s Semi Final 1: Australia (12) def South Africa (0) Girls 20’s Semi Final 1: New Zealand (11) def South Africa (0) 5:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (24) def Thailand 18 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (6) def Cook Islands 20 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (15) def Cook Islands 18 (0) 6:00PM Boys 20’s Semi Final 1: Australia (7) def South Africa (0) Boys 20’s Semi Final 2: New Zealand (4) def Lebanon (0) SATURDAY- FINALS DAY 9:00AM Mixed 18’s Semi Final 1: New Zealand (24) def Thailand (0) Mixed 18’s Semi Final 2: Australia (11) def Cook Islands (1) 10:00AM Mens 18’s Semi Final 1: Australia (11) def South Africa (1) Mens 20’s Play off for bronze: Lebanon (5) def South Africa (2) Mixed 20’s Semi Final 1: Australia (17) def Cook Islands (2) 11:00AM Womens 18’s Grand Final: New Zealand (5) def Australia (2) Scorers: NZ- Q Tupaea, J Tupaea, S Pidduck, C Pidduck, Easton Aus- Skwarko, N Etheridge, 12:00PM Mixed 18’s Grand Final: Australia (7) def New Zealand (4) Scorers: Aus- Heuser (2), Hammett, Nicholls, Shepherd, Caspani, Springfield. NZ- Dunn (3), Matiaha 1:00PM Mens 18’s Grand Final: New Zealand (8) def Australia (5) Scorers: NZ: Reilly (2), Tarau, Stone, Black, Bason, Graham, Mauriohooho Aus: Bonner, Taylor, Hennessesy, Owen, Naughton 2:00PM Mixed 20’s Grand Final: New Zealand (9) def Australia (4) Scorers: NZ-Gupmell (3), Fleming (2), Grant, Masters, Kerrisk, Blakely Aus- Brown, Curry, Denning, Jennings 3:00PM Womens 20’s Grand Final: Australia (4) def New Zealand (2) Scorers: Aus- Ingram, Howe, Basely, McGennity NZ- Milo, Townsend 4:00PM Mens 20’s Grand Final: New Zealand (4) def Australia (3) (in a drop-off) Scorers: NZ- Edwards (2), Evans, Loudon Aus- Rawlinson (2), Mitchell LINKS: Stories will be on the homepage, as well as archived under the link `Tournaments’ then `International Events’ on the left hand side of the homepage. Simply follow the links to the 2005 Youth World Cup stories. For other Youth World Cup stories check out the Federation of International Touch site using the following link: FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL TOUCH For all the latest results check out the SportingPulse site using the following link:SPORTINGPULSE RESULTS/DRAW HOMEPAGElast_img


first_imgExamples of the photos taken by Sporting Images at the 2005 Youth World Cup can be viewed in the 2005 Youth World Cup photo gallery. Simply click on ‘gallery’ on the left hand side of the homepage and then scroll down to number 7: Youth World Cup. There are several pictures on display here. All photos will also be available for purchase and viewing at from next Thursday onwards. Simply follow the links to Touch- Youth World Cup on their website.last_img

Video: Porn Star Mia Khalifa Outlines The Reasons That Braxton Miller Should Transfer To Florida State

first_imgCardale Jones throwing a pass at an Ohio State football practice.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes watch alongside Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the offense for the Ohio State Buckeyes Gray team against the Scarlet team at Ohio Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Noted Florida State fan Mia Khalifa, who is also one of the world’s most famous adult film stars, has been trying to recruit Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to play for her Seminoles for weeks now. Last Friday, Khalifa tweeted at Miller in an attempt to persuade him to finish his college career in Tallahassee. Apparently she needed more than 140 characters to outline the reasons that the Buckeye star should make the move to FSU, so she put together a video for her full pitch. Among her pitches are Florida’s beaches and vacation spots, which he can’t find in Ohio, Jimbo Fisher’s coaching acumen, the ability to beat Clemson, and, of course, the girls of Florida State. She also makes sure to play it safe when it comes to NCAA. We’re not sure if this will help sway Miller at all, but it certainly can’t hurt.last_img read more

Annual Doig Day

first_imgDOIG RIVER, B.C. – Doig River First Nation is holding their Annual Doig Day on their Cultural Grounds.Thursday, May 30th, 2019, from 10 am – 2 pm, this event showcases the culture and traditions of the Doig River First Nations.School District #60 has made the trip out to Doig River for over 20 years.last_img