Johannesburg, Thursday 16 January 2014 – Brand South Africa will on Friday this week award bursaries to two students from the Lekoa Shandu Secondary School in Sharpeville to further their studies in marketing and communications at the North West University.The students are Thandeka Dlamini and Palesa Mphache and were amongst the Class of 2013 top performers at the school.Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “Brand South Africa is delighted to play its part in supporting the further education of two students who have played their part to qualify for further education opportunities. We congratulate them on their outstanding matric results and wish them well as they enter another phase of their lives – tertiary education.”“We look forward to their contribution to our country and its development once they have completed their studies. We urge the Class of 2014 to remain committed to preparing for their final examinations at the end of the year so that they too can access further education and training opportunities,” concluded Mr Matola.Media are invited to attend as follows:Date : Friday, 17 January 2014Venue : Lekoa – Shandu Secondary School, Sharpeville(See map and location documents attached or visit https://plus.google.com/108641582336982088390/about?gl=za&hl=en#108641582336982088390/about?gl=za&hl=en )Time : 09h00 – 10h30RSVP : Fikile MakhobaEmail: FikileM@brandsouthafrica.comMobile: 082 404 4856Programme for Brand SA Bursary AwardProgramme Director: Mr K. I. MokoenaOpening prayerPastor M.J. RamotaleWelcomeMrs M.A. RasegoeleDistrict RepresentativeMr E.M. Sinxezi (IDSO)Former MatriculantMr Thabo MajakeIntroduction of guestsMs M.M MogotsiOffice of the PresidentBursary AwardsBrand SAAcknowledgement of bursariesMr M. LchokoVote of thanksMr NgaloNote to editorsAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement. Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.Follow Brand South Africa @Brand_SA(https://twitter.com/Brand_SA)Tell us how you Play Your Parthttp://www.playyourpart.co.za/tellus-someone@PlayyourpartSA#DoBest For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Fikile MakhobaEmail: FikileM@brandsouthafrica.comMobile: 071 155 9192Email: Fikilem@brandsouthafrica.com Ends
“Crime is up.” “How should I protect my employees and customers from increasing violence?” “More and more shoplifting incidents escalate into physical assaults.”Comments or questions of this nature have certainly increased in frequency within the retail environment in the past two years or so. Is it just retail though? Certainly not. I have encountered similar statements in my work with the banking, restaurant, and other industries. We may not get to the bottom of all of this until experts study the situation in retrospect. The one thing we can do now is better understand the nature of these new trends and how different areas of the country are affected. Most importantly, how are your stores affected? Let’s start with a nationwide perspective.The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) reported upward trends in violent crimes in the United States in 2015 and 2016, following many years of declining patterns. Property crimes, on the other hand, continued to decline at the nationwide level. A closer look at some of the regional statistics shows that these trends vary fairly significantly across the country. For instance, the District of Columbia was subject to an 8.6 percent increase in larceny-theft even though the FBI reported an overall decrease for the nation. While law enforcement trends began to emerge, media reports sounded the alarm about crime increases for many cities across the country. Some reports were supported by factual information, but many were somewhat sensationalized and often misleading. What does all this mean? Well, the results are mixed. It is not clear that we have reached a floor and that crime rates are heading back up nationwide. It is important to examine local and regional trends to determine exactly what is going on. It does seem clear, though, that the old, decades-long narrative of endlessly falling crime rates may need to be updated.- Sponsor – Fiction versus Fact: A Closer Look at DataIn addition to changing crime trends, new crime-reporting practices have emerged. Police departments began making more comprehensive crime statistics available to the public. Chicago, Baltimore, and Houston are just some examples of agencies that provide access to impressive data portals. They are shifting from displaying aggregate information for a city or a district to providing address-specific data. Incident date, time, precise crime designation, and even premises-type information are becoming increasingly available. Some of it can be accessed through online portals, while one must submit an official data request in other jurisdictions. It is important for the retail industry to take advantage of this information and conduct address-specific and retail-specific assessments. Each issue within this series will examine a different city, and the individual analyses will be customized to data available for that location. The goal is to provide you with information that will allow for informed benchmarking of crime at your stores against what your peers may be experiencing.Why Los Angeles?Los Angeles, the second-most populous city in the United States, has been the subject of many conversations among retailers, with many concerned about recent upward crime trends. Proposition 47, an initiative that reduced certain felonies to misdemeanors, is often mentioned in the context of these debates. It was passed in California in November 2014 and, according to many, resulted in unintended, negative consequences. This article looks at retail crime trends before and after the institution of Proposition 47, but there are a multitude of factors at play. We cannot make a definitive causal determination of Proposition 47’s impact.The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is one of the agencies that has made comprehensive, site-specific crime statistics available to the public, and that is another reason why that particular city in California was chosen to open this series of assessments. CAP Index’s analytics team obtained 2011–2017 LAPD crime data from an online portal. Premises-type information allowed crimes reported at retail locations, including department stores, gas stations, and liquor stores, to be subsetted from all other offenses. We cannot take responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information, but we found it to be valuable in this high-level assessment of retail crime trends.“The Unintended Consequences of California’s Proposition 47 on Retail Theft” PodcastBefore we get into the findings of the analysis, I would like to highlight an EyeOnLP podcast from the December 2017 edition of LPM Online, which provided some excellent observations regarding Proposition 47 and recent retail crime trends in Los Angeles.Aaron MorenoThe podcast featured Aaron Moreno, senior director of government relations for the California Grocers Association, and Bill Williams, retired captain with LAPD and also a founding member of the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crimes Association (LAAORCA). Also on the panel was Loren Naiman who retired in January 2017 from his last assignment in the Post Conviction Litigation and Discovery Division of the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney. Finally, Karl Langhorst, CPP, CFI, rounded out the panel of experts with his experience as a retail practitioner, former corporate director of loss prevention for the Kroger Co., and currently executive vice president of ALTO US.The panel started by describing the background of Proposition 47, which was intended to reduce crowding in California’s overwhelmed prisons and provide treatment rather than jail time to qualifying drug offenders. However, the experts quickly moved on to highlight some of the unintended consequences of the new measure that, according to them, contributed to concerning changes in criminal behavior. One of the initiative’s main effects is conversion of many nonviolent offenses, including shoplifting, from felonies to misdemeanors.Karl Langhost“Since the passage of Proposition 47 in California, many retailers have experienced a steady increase of both shoplifting and organized retail crime in their stores. This increase of incidents not only has impacted retailers’ profitability but also, more importantly, has created an influx of recidivist offenders that are more brazen and, in many cases, more hostile to store employees who are trying to deter their criminal activity,” said Langhorst.“Since 2014, we have seen a significant increase in both incidents and in the value of cases as it became known that no matter how many times you’re caught-so long as you stay under $950-you’ll get a citation to show up in court,” added Moreno.Bill WilliamsThe experts talked about the phenomenon of decriminalizing shoplifting with more and more offenders seeing this crime as low risk and high reward. Moreno compared the punishment for these newly established misdemeanor offenses to “a slap on the wrist.” Williams highlighted the fact that there’s even been a shift in shoplifting offender types, with gangs getting more and more engaged in retail theft because they realize that the penalty is now significantly lower.Loren NaimanFinally, Naiman provided his prosecutor’s perspective and stated, “Since Prop 47 was voted into law in 2014, more than 13,500 prisoners were released to the streets, and another 200,000 felony convictions were retroactively made misdemeanors. The real question is whether or not this is a net positive or an extreme negative for the community. And the bottom line is that there are clearly people who should be in jail and are now out.”A lot of very strong and concerning statements were made throughout the podcast, and they echo comments of many retailers with stores in the area. It is evident that all panelists share serious concerns about the potential negative effects of Proposition 47, including upward crime trends and changes in criminal behavior, as well as criminals’ perceptions of the penal system. Let’s shift to results of the LAPD crime analysis to see what is in the data.Shoplifting Trends in Los AngelesThe shoplifting category provided by LAPD is divided into two groups: shoplifting-grand theft ($950.01 and over) and shoplifting-petty theft ($950.00 and under). This breakdown corresponds to the misdemeanor dividing line adopted by Proposition 47 and should be helpful for putting the trends into the perspective of this controversial measure.As is clearly evident in the graphs, both grand theft and petty theft shoplifting have gone up at Los Angeles retail locations in the past few years. Both are relatively flat from 2011 to 2013, followed by large increases through 2016 when the numbers either leveled off or decreased. While both types of shoplifting have increased over the last few years, the magnitude of these changes differs for the two. Grand theft shoplifting went up by 64.3 percent in 2014 versus 2013 and then by another 54.5 percent in 2015 versus 2014. Petty theft, on the other hand, increased by 25.3 percent in 2014 and by 26.4 percent in 2015 when compared to the previous years. Clearly, grand theft increases were more substantial than those for petty theft.A similar assessment was conducted for individual retail segments included within the aggregate retail category. The vast majority of them show upward trends in both grand theft and petty theft shoplifting that follow patterns similar to those reported above. However, there are several categories that differ. For instance, while petty theft shows a drop in 2017 for the aggregate retail group, several retail segments, including cell phone stores, gas stations, liquor stores, and mini-mart locations, continue to show an increase in 2017. Gas stations, for example, reported 71.6 percent more petty thefts in 2017 when compared to 2016, and mini-mart stores show a 64.3 percent increase. Drug stores show a distinctive trend as well. Petty theft shoplifting for drug stores went up by 73.4 percent in 2012 and by 17.0 percent in 2014 but began a consistent downward trend over the course of the next three years.Clearly, there are different patterns for various retail subgroups. However, in aggregate, a marked upward trend in both petty theft and grand theft began in 2014. Did Proposition 47 have an impact? Is increased reporting involved? Did data collection and recording practices change over time? Did organized retail crime skyrocket in Los Angeles? Our study does not allow us to disentangle the causal relationships underlying these upward trends. However, the bottom line is that shoplifting is up for most retail segments. What about other retail crimes in Los Angeles?In order to provide a more well-rounded view of retail crime in Los Angeles, let’s take a look at trends for offenses other than shoplifting. Some of the comments made during the aforementioned podcast touched on the fact that retail criminals are getting more confrontational and violent.“And you’re starting to see more cases of these thieves becoming more brazen where now workers are in danger. We’ve had incidents here in California where we’ve had some workers assaulted. Last summer, there was a security officer who was killed trying to stop somebody from taking stuff from a store,” said Moreno.“During the past two years, we’ve seen officers shot and wounded and killed by veteran felons who were on the street in times when previously they would have been in custody,” added Naiman. In support of these assertions, you can see some large violent crime increases in the data. Whether this is all due to increased offending or whether it relates to changes in data collection or recording practices remains to be determined.Aggravated assault, other assault, and robbery all went up over the last couple of years. Retail robberies went from 919 in 2011 to 1,752 in 2017, which represents a 90.6 percent increase. Aggravated assaults show an even more extreme upward shift with a 143.8 percent increase from 2011 to 2017. Finally, all other assaults show a 75.8 percent increase. The exact nature of these increases needs to be investigated.Property crimes, on the other hand, show a bit of a mixed trend. Burglary counts fluctuate across the study period, although the last two years show a consistent increase. Fraud and forgery incidents went up significantly in 2015 followed by a downward trend over the next two years. Other retail thefts, meaning any theft incidents not included in the shoplifting categories, actually show a continuous decrease over the last six years. Vandalism is the one property-crime category that most closely mimics shoplifting and crimes-against-persons trends. Again, changes in data collection and recording practices may play a role in these changes.What Does All This Mean? Next Steps.While nationwide crime trends are more ambiguous, there’s a clearer picture for Los Angeles. Retail crime appears to be up, and regardless of the reasons behind this trend, it requires collaboration among retailers, law enforcement, and other experts to determine the best ways to address this issue. Recording and reporting practices, organized retail crime, and potentially increased offending in general may play some role in these concerning trends, but we cannot discount the potential impact of Proposition 47. Based on the persuasive comments made by experts on the “The Unintended Consequences of California’s Proposition 47 on Retail Theft” podcast, stakeholders should address some of the controversial aspects of the ballot initiative.In fact, recently a coalition of retailers, prosecutors, and law enforcement formed the California Public Safety Partnership program. The group is sponsoring a new ballot measure to modify Proposition 47 to correct the negative outcomes of the original initiative. As Moreno said, the only way to amend a ballot initiative in California is by way of another ballot initiative. The “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018” is currently collecting signatures for inclusion on the November 2018 ballot. One of the changes proposed is to charge a felony for theft of $250 or more after two previous misdemeanor thefts. The goal, among other things, is to make prosecuting these cases more effective and to take repeat offenders off the streets.Finally, a lot more can be done with the data used for this high-level assessment. Temporal and spatial analyses can be conducted to determine various “hot spots” across the city. Even more questions could be answered with information collected directly from retailers. While data used in this analysis could be considered a representative sample, some offenses may not get reported to LAPD. Therefore, this assessment could be telling only one side of the story. Bridging the gap between actual crime and reported crime is key to understanding the true magnitude of the issue and determining the optimal response to it.[SIDEBAR] Proposition 47Proposition 47, the ballot initiative passed by California voters on November 4, 2014, reduces certain drug possession felonies to misdemeanors. It also requires misdemeanor sentencing for petty theft, receiving stolen property, and forging/writing bad checks when the amount involved is $950 or less. (Source: cdcr.ca.gov/news)[SIDEBAR] FBI: Uniform Crime ReportingIn 2015, an estimated 1,197,704 violent crimes occurred nationwide, an increase of 3.9 percent from the 2014 estimate.In 2016, an estimated 1,248,185 violent crimes occurred nationwide, an increase of 4.1 percent from the 2015 estimate.Property CrimeIn 2015, there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the nation. Property crime offenses declined 2.6 percent in 2015 when compared with the 2014 estimate.In 2016, there were an estimated 7,919,035 property crime offenses in the nation. Property crime offenses declined 1.3 percent in 2016 when compared with the 2015 estimate.Source: https://ucr. i.gov Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
India’s batting, considered to be their biggest strength, has turned out to be their biggest weakness Down Under.Every batsman except Sachin Tendulkar has struggled to score freely. So the Aussies have been going after him on every given opportunity, aware of the fact that if Tendulkar goes on to hit that elusive 100, it could act as a catalyst for the side.Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting on Wednesday reiterated that the hosts would not let the Master Blaster score his 100th international ton at Perth.In fact, Ponting was not the first one to come up with such a statement. Earlier, Australian skipper Michael Hussey and team-mate Michael Clarke had also emphasised how important it was for the hosts to stop Tendulkar from getting his elusive three-figure mark.The Aussie media has also played its part. They have tried to highlight Tendulkar’s impending ton, thus putting pressure on the Master Blaster. But it remains to be seen if he would be third time lucky as Tendulkar steps into one of the toughest but also one of his favourite grounds, WACA.In the last two matches, Tendulkar did succumb to the pressure as he made errors while set at the crease. However, he has played two Test matches at Perth, scoring a century and a half century. He has accumulated over 200 runs at an average of over 50.There are a few, including Rahul Dravid and Brian Lara, who believe that this might be the place where Tendulkar would get to the famous landmark.advertisementNo side has ever managed to draw a four-match series after being 0-2 down. But there’s a saying when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. And going by the sheer numbers, there is no one stronger or tougher than Tendulkar.
REVEALED: Man Utd made triple-threat check on Moussa Dembeleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are scouting Lyon striker Moussa Dembele leading up to the January market.The Daily Mail says United sent a scout to Wednesday’s draw with Brest, where Dembele scored, and Sunday’s clash with PSG. They also had a presence at the Champions League match against Zenit Saint-Petersburg last week.Dembele has been in fine form this season and already has six goals from six appearances in Ligue 1 — with all of his shots on target finding the back of the net. He is the top scorer in the division. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Face to FaceStewart Garnett grew up believing he was white.“I think every job application in my history of jobs has white checked on the box,” Garnet told Host Dennis Ward on Tuesday’s edition of Face to Face.Garnett was adopted out during the 60’s Scoop to a non-Indigenous family.They moved around a lot before finally settling in southern California.“My parents did tell me I was native, I just didn’t understand what it meant.”Decades would pass before Garnett found out he was originally from Long Plain First Nation in southern Manitoba.He moved back in June 2015, just days before the Manitoba government officially apologized for its role in the 60’s Scoop.Garnett would go on to be one of the lead plaintiff’s in Manitoba 60’s Scoop class action lawsuit.He stood behind Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett when she announced the proposed settlement agreement with survivors.The recently approved settlement will see financial compensation of $25,000 to $50,000 for survivors.Garnett said he never had a dollar figure in mind and added survivors never had a chance to provide any input.“They kinda picked the numbers for us. We didn’t get time to sit down with the attorneys and say ok this is what we want to do,” he said.Garnett calls the $75-million set aside for lawyers “disturbing.”$50-million has been set aside in the settlement for a 60’s Scoop Foundation.“We want to tell Canada we want to help out with addictions and recovery and healing but we want to see results.”Today, Garnett said he’s personally trying to move on.He likens the 60’s Scoop to today’s child welfare system.“I’ve kinda detached myself from 60’s scoop because today as a matter of fact it still goes on. And what makes me better than the kid that’s adopted into a non-Aboriginal family today than years ago.“I really want to take the time to say this that my adopted family loved me very, very much.”firstname.lastname@example.org@denniswardnews
Redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones (12) surveys the field during a game on Oct. 3 in Bloomington, Indiana. OSU won 34-27. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorIt might not have been pretty at all times, but a 34-27 win at Indiana has Ohio State off to a winning start in Big Ten play.Now it comes home to welcome a team that did not have that same luxury.Maryland (2-3, 0-1) is gearing up to make its first visit to Columbus after a 28-0 blowout loss at home against Michigan last week.Despite not notching a point against the Wolverines, OSU defensive coordinator Luke Fickell said he thinks the Terrapins will keep the Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) needing to be alert at all times on defense.“They’re going to move the ball well, they’re going to mix it up, they’re going to keep you on your toes,” Fickell said.Maryland coach Randy Edsall is expected to further keep the Buckeyes on their toes by taking a page out of OSU coach Urban Meyer’s book by choosing not to reveal the starting quarterback until kickoff.Sophomore Caleb Rowe, redshirt junior Perry Hills and redshirt senior Daxx Garman have each split time at quarterback this year.Hills started the Terrapins’ first two games, with Rowe filling in for the next three but Garman getting time in two of them due to Rowe struggling.Fickell said he sees Maryland as a team in a self-discovery period.“They’re trying to figure out who they are, and what best suits them and fits them as they move forward,” he said.Still, senior linebacker Cam Williams said, as the No. 1 team in the nation, OSU expects the opposition’s best efforts each week.“We’re going to get the best shot from the coaches, we’re going to get the best shot from the players. We’re continuing to get looks that are never shown on film, looks that they’ve never had a tendency to do,” Williams said. “It’s almost like a lot of teams are saving up. It’s unique, but it’s a lot of fun because we’re going to get their best shot, but we’re give them our best shot back too.”Williams acknowledged that the Buckeyes are not playing their best ball — highlighted by needing a goal-line stand to stave off an Indiana team that hasn’t beaten OSU since 1988 — but the early struggles could make them a better team as postseason play draws nearer.“It’s always good to experience adversity … We look back at our team last year, we face a lot of adversity,” Williams said. “When you continue to face that adversity a lot, we get tougher, we callous.”Kickoff against Maryland is set for noon.Previously for the TerrapinsMaryland has had a rocky season coming into Week 6. After starting 2-1 with double-digit wins against Richmond and South Florida — with a 21-point loss at home against Bowling Green sandwiched in between — the Terrapins have been blown out in their last two.In Week 4, Maryland visited Morgantown, West Virginia, to face off against the Mountaineers, only to be sent home with a 45-6 beatdown before the shutout loss to Michigan.Out of 127 teams, Maryland ranks in the bottom 25 in the nation in total offense (114th), passing offense (103rd), total defense (109th) and turnover margin (121st).Last yearOn Oct. 6, 2014, the Buckeyes traveled to College Park, Maryland, for the first-ever meeting between the two schools.The game turned into a shootout, as the Buckeyes scored seven touchdowns en route to a 52-24 win.Then-redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett was 18-of-23 for 267 yards and four touchdowns, completing passes to nine different players.Then-senior quarterback C.J. Brown got the start for Maryland, but was pulled for Rowe after throwing three interceptions in 22 attempts.Rowe threw one pick of his own, which was taken back 19 yards for a score by then-freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.Injury reportFickell said the foot injury junior cornerback Cam Burrows is dealing with could keep him out for several weeks, but it is unknown if he will need surgery.Burrows’ injury is another hit to a depleted secondary that is already missing sophomore cornerback Damon Webb, who will miss his third straight game due to an indefinite suspension.“It makes us kind of go back to the drawing board and try to substitute and try to get your best 11 guys on the field and try to match up sometimes with personnels, you start to get thin,” Fickell said.Sophomore H-back Curtis Samuel had only one carry and no receptions last week. According to Meyer, however, he “feels better” after back spasms limited him in practice before the Indiana game. Samuel is listed as the starting No. 2 receiver on the depth chart.Redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith, meanwhile, will not be back on the field this season after suffering a broken leg during the second half at Indiana. Coming back at the receiver spot, though, is redshirt freshman Parris Campbell, who missed two games with a knee injury.Up nextAfter hosting the Terrapins, the Buckeyes are scheduled to stay in Columbus for their first home night game of the season on Oct. 17. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has announced that Harry Kane is “match ready”, despite only having a short summer breakThe Spurs forward captained England to the semi-finals of the World Cup and won the Golden Boot award after finding the back of the net six times at Russia.But Kane appeared to struggle in the latter stages of the competition.And, after only having a short summer break, the 25-year-old failed to have any kind of significant impact in Spurs’ Premier League opener at Newcastle United last week.Trippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…But Pochettino remains unconcerned.“For me all are fit. We put in our mind that all are fit, you cannot tell some player ‘you’re not fit’,” said the Argentine, according to Sports Mole.“For me he is match ready, all the players are fit to play and start the game, but they need time to be at their best.”Kane scored 30 league goals last season and will likely start against Fulham at Wembley on Saturday.
The Italy national team manager will debut on the bench of an official match; he has already decided his starting eleven but chose to not tell yetFederico Mancini left Zenit Saint Petersburg on May 13, 2018.And the next day, he was announced as manager for the Italy national team.Now on Friday, he will manage his first official match with the Azzurri against Poland, and he talked to reporters before that.“Well I was very touched when I coached my first Azzurri game as tomorrow will also be packed with emotions since it will be my first official game with the national team,” he told Calcio Mercato.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I have already decided the starting 11 for tomorrow’s game but I will first let the players know before telling the press.”“Criscito? He is still recovering from an injury that he suffered a month ago. We have two games in three days so I need players that will be fully fit,” he added.“I think the important thing is the attitude. We did pretty well in June as I feel like the attitude is what allows teams to have success.”“We will be playing against some very strong teams as we will have to attack them. We need to score more goals and this is something we are working on. I think the Nations League is pretty positive as this tournament can give us a lot of hope,” he concluded.
Kenai Fire Department responded and were able to extinguish the fire within minutes. At this time the cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no reported injuries. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Fire Department responded to a single vehicle fire last night on the Kenai Spur Highway near the Cook Inlet Viewpoint intersection. According to KFD Captain Mark Anderson the occupants of the vehicle were able to exit the car prior to it becoming completely engulfed in flames.