September 17

Two firefighters injured battling Bay Ho house fire

first_img April 13, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A fire that erupted Friday in the garage of a Bay Ho-area home caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damage and left two firefighters with superficial injuries.The blaze in the 3700 block of Balboa Terrace was reported about 10:45 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.It took crews about 40 minutes to fully extinguish the flames, which spread into an attic space in the residence, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Two firefighters suffered “very minor” burns to their ears while dousing the blaze, Munoz said. They were treated at a hospital and were expected to return to work later in the day.The fire caused about $150,000 worth structural damage and destroyed contents valued at roughly $50,000, according to Munoz.The cause of the blaze remained under investigation this afternoon. Posted: April 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Two firefighters injured battling Bay Ho house fire KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

August 31

Use depressionfighting skills to get a job

first_imgThese skills included identifying negative thoughts and countering them with more positive responses and planning enjoyable activities to improve the mood.This study is the first to show that cognitive behavioural (CB) skills not only predict changes in depression symptoms, but also in real life functioning, said co-author of the study Daniel Strunk, associate professor of psychology at The Ohio State University in the US.“Searching for a job is difficult in any circumstance, but it may be even more difficult for people who are depressed,” Strunk said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“But we found that there are specific skills that can help not only manage the symptoms of depression but also make it more likely that a person will receive a job offer,” Strunk noted.The study involved 75 unemployed people, aged 20 to 67, who participated in two online surveys taken three months apart.About a third of the sample reported symptoms that would put them in the ‘moderately to seriously’ depressed category, although they were not formally diagnosed. The remaining two-thirds had scores that ranged from mild depression to no symptoms. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe results showed that participants who reported more use of cognitive behavioural skills were more likely to show an improvement in depressive symptoms in the three months between the surveys– and were more likely to report they had received a job offer.The findings appeared in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.“The people who got jobs in our study were more likely to be putting into practice the skills that we try to teach people in cognitive therapy,” Strunk explained.last_img read more

August 31

Promoter shot at from close range in Sonarpur

first_imgKolkata: A promoter was shot at from close quarters in Sonarpur on Saturday night. Police are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the attack. They suspect monetary gain was the main motive behind the crime.Police said the victim, Narayan Biswas, a local businessman from Raipur area in Sonarpur was returning home on his motorcycle when three miscreants suddenly started following him on another motorcycle. When the victim was near Raipur area, the miscreants stopped him and shot him. Biswas suffered bullet injuries on his hands. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter hearing the gun shots, locals rushed to the spot and rescued the victim who had been lying in a pool of blood. The miscreants had their faces covered when they forced the victim to stop his bike. The victim was initially taken to a nearby hospital and later shifted to NRS Medical College and Hospital in the city as his condition deteriorated. After the preliminary investigation, police suspect the miscreants might have shot him during an attempt to Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedloot money. They knew that the businessman might have been carrying a bag containing money. The investigating officers are also probing if it was a result of any past business rivalry. They are looking into all possible angles which might have led to the incident. His family members told police he left home in the morning and the incident took place when he was returning home on late Saturday evening. After being informed, policemen from the local police station reached the spot and started a probe. According to police, the miscreants had been keeping a watch on the victim for the past few days and they were well aware of the route he used to take to reach home. The investigating officer also interrogated some of the locals. They also spoke to the victim’s family members to know if he had received any threat call in the past few days.last_img read more