WWII Marine laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom WWII Marine laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A World War II Marine was finally laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery today after missing in action for almost 80 years.Staff Sergeant Wesley L. Kroenung Jr. died Nov. 20, 1943. However, his remains weren’t identified until recently.Today, the war hero was finally laid to rest. August 14, 2019 Posted: August 14, 2019last_img read more

Myntra receives Rs 338 crore funding from Flipkart Report

first_imgE-commerce firm Flipkart has invested over Rs 338 crore into online fashion apparel firm Myntra. Earlier in January, Myntra received funding from FK Myntra Holdings Pvt Ltd, a Singapore-based unit of Flipkart Ltd.The funding — a boost to Myntra — comes at a time when rival company Jabong is struggling to remain afloat and recently received funding worth Rs 2 crore. The funding will help Jabong survive for another year.Myntra is reportedly aiming at sales worth $1 billion in the next financial year.Myntra was bought by Flipkart for $330 million in 2014. The e-commerce company is planning to achieve operating profit by March 2017. It also plans to start charging customers money for under-taking deliveries of certain items, in a bid to decrease losses, Mint reports.Online e-commerce firms such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon are reportedly focusing on their fashion segments to generate revenue.During the financial year 2014-2015, Myntra’s revenue increased to Rs 758 crore from Rs 427 crore from the previous year. On the flip side, the company reported a three-fold loss of Rs 1,126 crore. up from Rs 386 crore, during the same period, it said in a filing with the Registrar of Companies.Despite recording losses back home, last month Myntra announced it was planning to enter the $600-billion online apparel market in the United States. The company has reportedly set up a subsidiary called Myntra Inc, but it is yet to begin operations.last_img read more

Amid Reports of Starrs Firing Baylor Says Expect Announcement Soon

first_imgMarjorie Kamys CoteraPresident and chancellor of Baylor University Ken Starr during the Higher Education Symposium in Waco, Texas*Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional comment from Baylor.Amid reports that Kenneth Starr, Baylor University’s high-profile president, was fired this morning over a scandal related to the university’s response to sexual assault allegations against football players, university officials said they expect to announce the results of an internal inquiry by June 3. They declined to directly address Starr’s future.At least two outlets, a Texas Longhorn fansite and a local television station, are already reporting that Starr has been fired. Sources connected to the university have been unable to confirm or deny those reports. Baylor, meanwhile, said it will “not respond to rumors, speculation or reports based on unnamed sources.”Later, a university spokeswoman sent out another statement: “Ken Starr is president and chancellor of Baylor University.”If Starr is removed, it will represent a stunning turn of events for a president who — until very recently — was beloved on campus and credited for raising Baylor’s academic rankings and national prominence.The scandal that has engulfed his tenure erupted around the start of the last football season, when defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of raping a fellow student. Testimony during the trial indicated that the university investigated the case but failed to take action against Ukwuachu. The victim, meanwhile, eventually transferred from the university.Criticism of the university’s handling of other cases soon followed, including that of former linebacker Tevin Elliot, who was convicted of sexual assault in 2012.Starr, a lawyer and judge in his previous career who became famous for his aggressive investigation into alleged sexual transgressions by President Bill Clinton, has been president of Baylor since 2010. Since then, the university has improved in the classroom, in U.S. News and World Report rankings, and in its fundraising. The football team has also enjoyed unprecedented success; Baylor opened a new stadium in 2014, to the tune of $266 million.The case has raised questions about the job status of Starr and other prominent university leaders, including football coach Art Briles, who has drawn fire for allowing athletes to play or practice for the team while under investigation for sexual assault.It’s unclear what role Starr or Briles played in the investigations; the university hasn’t released the results of a report it commissioned into the matter. But federal law requires universities to conduct their own investigations into alleged sexual assaults by students and take punitive action if necessary. The burden of proof for such action is lower than in criminal court.Baylor has largely avoided commenting on any of the cases, citing student privacy laws. But in February, just hours before the Super Bowl, it announced an action plan to address sexual violence on campus, which included more prevention training for students and more counseling resources.“We know we can and must do a better job to confront interpersonal violence in our campus community,” Starr said at the time.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2016/05/24/amid-reports-starrs-firing-baylor-says-expect-anno/. Sharelast_img read more