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first_imgThe proposal by the players’ association, given to Major League Baseball Tuesday evening without a negotiating session, was detailed to The Associated Press by a pair of people familiar with the negotiations. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcements were authorized.MLB did not appear to view the proposal as productive but made no comment. MLB has said that absent an agreement it could go ahead with a shorter schedule of perhaps 50 games.Players made their move one day after management cut its proposed schedule from 82 games to 76.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TAIWAN BASEBALLMore fans, fewer restrictions: Games go on Taiwan ballparks NASCAR says all fans will be screened before entering, required to wear face coverings, mandated to social distance at six feet, and will not have access to the infield, among other revised operational protocols.NFL-FALCONS-GURLEY PHYSICALTodd Gurley passes physical with Falcons, impresses RyanATLANTA (AP) — Running back Todd Gurley has passed his physical, clearing the final hurdle for his return to Georgia with the Atlanta Falcons.The Falcons say Gurley passed his physical on Monday in Atlanta. TENNIS-OLYMPIC QUALIFYINGRankings after next year’s French Open will determine Olympic qualifyingLONDON (AP) — The tennis rankings that come out after the 2021 French Open ends will be used to determine who qualifies for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.The International Tennis Federation says its eligibility rules will be the same as originally set up for Tokyo, with requirements related to minimum participation in Fed Cup or Davis Cup — and an appeals process for players who do not meet those standards.The cutoff for ATP and WTA rankings points for the 2020 Games originally had been Monday. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympics were pushed back a year to July 2021. DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is creating an athlete group that will look into loosening restrictions on protests at the games.CEO Sarah Hirshland tweeted the plans for a new group, which is being formed in response to George Floyd’s death last month and the worldwide protests that followed.The USOPC put out a statement last week signaling its solidarity with black athletes. But the federation received blowback from several athletes, most notably hammer thrower Gwen Berry. Berry is serving a 12-month probation for raising her fist on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games last summer.NASCAR-CONFEDERATE FLAGBan the Confederate flag? NASCAR could see the end of an era HORSE RACING-SANTA ANITA FATALITIES2-year-old filly dies after training injury at Santa AnitaARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A horse broke down during a workout at Santa Anita and was euthanized, making it the 14th fatality at the track since late December.Lightsaber, a 2-year-old filly who had yet to race, died Sunday in what the California Horse Racing Board called a training-related death. She sustained a left hind leg fracture and attending veterinarians found the injury was unrecoverable, which led to Lightsaber being euthanized.Santa Anita resumed live racing on May 15, although it is closed to the public and media. The Arcadia track closed on March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic, although training was allowed to continue. No fish story: Michael Jordan’s boat nabs 442-pound marlinUNDATED (AP) — Apparently, Michael Jordan is pretty good at fishing, too.Jordan and the crew of his 80-foot fishing boat named “Catch 23” hauled in a blue marlin weighing 442 pounds at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament on Tuesday. It’s an event held annually at Morehead City, North Carolina, that attracts anglers from across the world.Jordan’s is the sixth-largest blue marlin caught so far during the tournament, which boasts a $3.3 million overall purse.The fish wasn’t enough to place in the top three, so it is not eligible for prize money. But Jordan and his crew still have two more days to catch a bigger marlin. PGA Tour to hold minute of silence at 8:46 to honor FloydFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour is leaving the 8:46 a.m. tee time vacant this week at Colonial. It’s part of a tribute to George Floyd and to support efforts to end racial and social injustice.Authorities say 8 minutes, 46 seconds is how long Floyd was pinned to the ground under a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee before the handcuffed black man died.Commissioner Jay Monahan says the tour will have a moment of silence and reflection at 8:46 a.m. in each of the four rounds at the Charles Schwab Challenge. The moment of silence will start with three short blasts of the horn.FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME UNDATED (AP) — The familiar scene of Confederate flags waved by fans at NASCAR tracks could soon be a relic of racing’s good ol’ boy roots.Bubba Wallace — the lone black driver in the sport — this week declared it is time for the stock car series with deep ties to the South to ban the flag at its properties and formally distance itself from what for millions is a unwelcome symbol of slavery and racism.The signs are everywhere that NASCAR could do so. As the nation grapples with social unrest largely tied to the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, the predominantly white field of drivers united for a video promoting social change. A black NASCAR official took a knee before Sunday’s race near Atlanta in what may have been a first and the governing body vowed to do a better job of addressing racial injustice.Wallace – who wore a black T-shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” at Sunday’s race — seized the moment and issued his most compelling comments yet on the often thorny nature of race and racing: “My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags.”There was no immediate statement from NASCAR. The series in 2015 asked fans to “refrain from displaying” the flag at its facilities and events. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCARNASCAR set to allow fans back in Florida, AlabamaDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is set to allow fans back at the track for races this month at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.NASCAR will allow up to 1,000 Florida service members, representing the Homestead Air Reserve Base and U.S. Southern Command in Doral, to attend the Cup Series race Sunday as honorary guests and view the race from the grandstands.Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama will allow up to 5,000 guests in the frontstretch grandstands/towers for the June 21 Cup race. There will be limited motorhome/camping spots available outside the track. NHL-KINGS-CARTER SURGERYLA Kings’ Jeff Carter has surgery on core muscle injuryLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter has undergone surgery to repair a core muscle injury.The Kings say Carter had surgery last week. The veteran Stanley Cup winner is expected to be fully healthy for next season.Carter was injured in a game at Winnipeg on Feb. 18, and he missed the final 10 games of the Kings’ season. Gurley’s $6 million, one-year deal with Atlanta was made official on April 6. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL didn’t allow players to report to their new teams immediately for physicals.Gurley’s physical was notable because he has a history of knee problems, including an injury while a standout for the Georgia Bulldogs. A persistent left knee injury limited his effectiveness late in 2018 with the Los Angeles Rams. He played in 15 games last season.The Falcons expect the 25-year-old Gurley to replace Devonta Freeman, who was released, as the leader of the Falcons’ running attack.NFL-BROWNS-DIVERSITY PROGRAMBrowns welcome 6 coaches as part of diversity program CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have welcomed six young coaches, including two women and former NFL player Leonard Hankerson, to take part in the final three weeks of their offseason program.As part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship, the team brought in the coaches so they can gain experience while working with an NFL team and potentially land full-time jobs in the league.Hankerson played four seasons with Washington. He’s in his second season coaching wide receivers at Stephen F. Austin.Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said diversity will always be an important component for Cleveland’s organization.GOLF-COLONIAL-FLOYD TRIBUTEcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBAP sources: MLB players cut to 89 games, want prorated moneyNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players have moved toward teams but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for starting the pandemic-delayed season, adamant they receive full prorated salaries while offering to cut the regular season to 89. Associated Press WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Midwestern State women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson has died from ovarian cancer at age 47.Johnson was also the point guard for Texas Tech’s 1993 national championship team.Her 159 wins in 12 seasons as Midwestern’s coach were the most in program history. As a Texas Tech player from 1991-95, Johnson helped the Lady Raiders to four consecutive Southwest Conference championships and the NCAA Sweet 16 each of those four seasons.A memorial celebrating Johnson’s life is scheduled for June 20 on the Midwestern State campus.JORDAN-A BIG FISH NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwan baseball league is continuing as a trailblazer for sports resuming after the lockdown in the coronavirus pandemic.An easing of restrictions by the government last weekend allows more fans at the ballparks and allows them to sit closer together while they’re supporting their teams in the Taiwan-based CPBL. Spectators are only required to wear face masks when they’re not in their seats and ball parks are allowed to be up to 50% capacity.The Taiwan league resumed play in April in empty stadiums. Last month the CPBL started allowing up to 1,000 fans to attend games.AMERICA PROTESTS-USOPCUSOPC forming group to look into Olympic protests Update on the latest in sports: Football Hall of Fame reopeningCANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday after nearly a three-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The hall closed on March 16, but permission has been granted by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for museums, science centers and zoos to open.There will be several health and safety guidelines in place for visitors and workers at the Canton shrine. All employees must wear face coverings and visitors are encouraged to do so as well.The hall is making both masks and disposable gloves available. It also will hand out a stylus to anyone wanting one for the interactive displays. Los Angeles is among the seven teams that won’t be returning to action when the NHL resumes competition this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.Elsewhere in the NHL:— Buffalo Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut is forgoing a chance to continue his NHL career by signing a two-year contract with Russia’s Chelyabinsk Traktor. The signing was announced by the Kontinental Hockey League team Tuesday and comes after Pilut had difficulty establishing a regular role over the past two years in Buffalo.OBIT-NOEL JOHNSONMSU coach, former Texas Tech title guard Noel Johnson dies TENNIS-US OPEN-DJOKOVICDjokovic may skip US OpenBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is thinking of skipping the U.S. Open — if it is played — and instead returning to competition on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open.Djokovic tells Serbia’s state broadcaster RTS that the restrictions that would be in place for the Grand Slam tournament in New York because of the coronavirus pandemic would be “extreme” and not “sustainable.” He says that “as things stand,” he would skip the U.S. Open and return to action in September on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open.Djokovic says most players he has talked to were “quite negative” about going to New York. June 9, 2020 The six-time NBA champion and owner of the Charlotte Hornets says he’s hoping to reel in a “little bit bigger fish” later this week.last_img read more

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first_img… says they have not performed off the fieldKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Incumbent Cricket West Indies (CWI) president, Dave Cameron, has accused some legendary former players of not “delivering the goods” when given the chance to do so in the boardroom.As such, the controversial Jamaican argued that the value of these great former players lay in their ambassadorial roles in promoting West Indies cricket, not in cricket administration.Several iconic figures, including Sir Viv Richards, Sir Andy Roberts and Clive Lloyd, have come out in support of Cameron’s challenger, the former St Kitts and Nevis government minister, Ricky Skerritt, ahead of today’s CWI presidential elections here.In his comments, Sir Viv said Skerritt’s election was necessary in order to bring “respectability” back to the office of president while Lloyd made reference to the “decimation” of West Indies cricket “especially under this administration”.Cameron said he was unfazed by the criticism.“We will continue to support them. As a matter of fact, we don’t take it personal and we believe that they believe that the opposition can provide a different way,” the Observer newspaper quoted him as saying.“We believe in standards and processes and some of those persons (legends) we have given opportunities in almost every area of West Indies cricket, except probably being the president, and they haven’t delivered the goods except playing on the field.”Lloyd, who led West Indies to historic triumphs at the 1975 and 1979 World Cups, has served as team manager and more recently chairman of selectors while Sir Viv, who never lost a Test series as captain, had a spell as chief selector and Windies coach.Sir Andy, a member of Lloyd’s fearsome fast bowling battery of the 1970s and 80s, also served in capacities as coach and selector.Speaking ahead of his bid for a fourth successive term, Cameron defended his administration use of the Windies legends, pointing out they had been used to promote such global events as the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup last November.“We use them as ambassadors. They were just ambassadors for the Women’s World T20 and any opportunities like that we will use them, but we don’t take much credence from what their views are in respect to administration, but we respect them,” he said.“The reason why we are West Indies Cricket is because of them, so we respect them. We are not thinking too much about that and at the end of the election come next week. We will treat with that going forward.”Cameron, re-elected unopposed in 2017, has received a stiff challenge this time around from Skerritt and running mate Dr Kishore Shallow.Not only have legendary former players not backed him but at least two sitting prime ministers, Dr Keith Michell of Grenada and Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines, have signalled their support for Skerritt/Shallow ticket.However, Cameron remained upbeat about his chances, maintaining that with Barbados, Guyana and Windward Islands behind him and providing six of the 12 votes up for grabs, he simply could not lose.“At this point, and I think you heard the vice-president (Emmanuel Nanthan) say it, we can’t lose the election,” he contended.“Obviously we would like to hear that Jamaica is in support going forward, but at this point in time we can’t lose the election. We have six secured votes, and not just votes, but you see the leadership of those organisations coming out in support of us.”The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) is yet to declare their support for a candidate, after hosting meetings with both last week while the Leeward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago have already endorsed Skerritt.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Club held a very successful Family Fun day at Páirc na nGael on Sunday last.Thanks to all those who set up tents, provided the home baking, sandwiches, teas, barbecue and much more. To all who helped with the novelty events and the races your help and participation made the day a massive success.Our Senior team were defeated in a home league game against Red Hughs on Saturday evening. The reserves will play in the championship against Naomh Ultan this weekend. Time and details available at training. The Minor team are scheduled to play Red Hughs in the Northern Division Final this coming weekend .All Details will be available at training. Beidh an comórtas Scór ar siúl gan mhoill. An bhfuil suim agat páirt a ghlacadh? The Annual Scór Competition will take place soon and we would love to hear from anyone interested in taking part. Entrants must be under 16 and categories include solo/group singing,recitation,drama,instrumental group,quiz and Irish Dancing.Following on from last year’s competition we would like to have as many entries from our club as possible. If you would like to take part or help out with year’s Scór competition please contact our Oifigeach na Gaeilge Stephen Doherty or Scór Co-ordinator Maura Bn.Uí Bhaoill. Check our website letterkennygaels.Donegal.gaa.ie for all club details.Lotto results for week-ending the 18th September No’s drawn were 6,10,17,18 Match 3 winner was Michael Logue Loch an Uir. Annagry. Lotto results for week-ending the 25th September No’s drawn were 4,15, 17 & 19. Match 3 winner was Mary Thompson Lisnennan.Ends GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Gaelslast_img read more

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first_imgOne important fossil and two stories about fossils were announced this week.  They demonstrate that the fossils themselves mean nothing apart from an interpretive context.Birds: A new fossil of Archaeopteryx, the 11th known, has been discovered in Germany.  This one shows many of the same fine details of other specimens, including detailed feathers, but lacks a head.  New Scientist posted a good photo of it.  Historians of science know that the interpretation of this fossil has undergone numerous swings since the time of Darwin, from transitional form, to full bird, to fake, and back to transitional form, according to the current leading consensus.  No saying what the consensus in 2020 will be.Cycads are an exotic kind of plant that look like palm trees but are gymnosperms, not angiosperms.  Slow-growing and endangered, they have been known from Jurassic fossils and have been called classic “living fossils” due to their resemblance to living cycads.  Time to revise the textbooks: PhysOrg reported, “Long-held belief debunked: Cycad is not a ‘Dinosaur Plant‘.”  Based on molecular studies (not fossils), researchers at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney have decided that modern cycads are “totally different,” having diversified within the last 10 million years.  Some questions arise from this opinion, however.  They are cycads, so they can’t be totally different from the Jurassic fossils in every sense.  Further, the authors posit “a gap of 55 million years between when dinosaurs were extinct and modern cycads started to diversify,” an odd and seemingly ad hoc evolutionary move.  (Note: the “molecular clock hypothesis” on which their analysis was based assumes a uniform rate of evolution.)Even more questions arise from their explanation of why, after 55 million years of stasis, the cycads “began to diversify at the same time.”  What could have triggered them to awaken from their long Darwinian slumber?  “It seems that the trigger was a change in the climate, that is when global cooling began and when the world started having distinct seasons.”  But if that is the case, it will now be necessary to explain why all the other species in the world followed other evolutionary trajectories, in spite of living on the same planet with the same climate history.  Even more surprising is how the researchers could blame humans for endangering them, if they indeed had already survived 200 million years of every imaginable kind of global upheaval.Dinosaur:  Science magazine this week claimed that the exceptionally-preserved juvenile dinosaur that came to light last week (see 10/13/2011) has “protofeathers,” whatever those are.  Unlike the Archaeopteryx fossil, that had very clear, large feather impressions, this fossil has, at best, tiny hairlike projections.  (Readers can try to find them on the New Scientist photo.)  Clearly whatever these projections were (if not imaginary) were neither for flying or warmth, yet Science in its Random Samples feature (21 October 2011: Vol. 334 no. 6054 pp. 295-297, DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6054.295-a) called them by the suggestive term “protofeathers” twice:  “An exceptionally well-preserved baby dinosaur, with traces of skin and protofeathers, will be the main attraction at a fossil and gem show next week in Munich…. The fossil’s hairlike protofeathers may help researchers understand how and when feathers evolved.”  It seems odd that New Scientist did not mention the alleged protofeathers if they are one of the significant features of this fossil.Help us out.  Locate the imaginary feathers on this dinosaur.  If you find them, please explain what they have to do with feathers.  While you’re at it, help us understand why cycads evolved little for 190 million years, only to diversify around the world at the same time 10 million years ago, but are now endangered because of us (extra credit; determine if the new analysis debunks them as living fossils).  Finally, predict what the status of Archaeopteryx will be 10 or 20 years from now.  We know this is a very difficult test, but advanced Baloney Detecting is a rigorous kind of training.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Times may be tougher than they were a few years ago but farm balance sheets are still healthy in a historical context with potential for more positive days ahead.“Two years from now we will see some big relief,” said Barry Ward at the 2016 Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium yesterday. “We have a couple maybe three years wait before we see meaningful change in the price points.”An agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, Ward shared his outlook on cost predictions for 2017 regarding energy, fertilizer, seed, chemical, machinery and equipment, land values, renting, and crop input costs.“The challenges have been with us for the last couple years. We’ve got a cost structure in place for grain production in Ohio and the Midwest for that matter that’s really difficult, making our margin improvement difficult,” he said. “We’ve got commodity prices that are going to continue to be at lower prices than they were in 2010 through 2012 so we are essentially stuck with that cost structure.”Ward recognized that it is a difficult time for corn, soybean and wheat production.“I wish we had better news for 2017,” Ward said. “It may not be as dark as we predicted last year but there will still be challenges.”Land rents and expected values are looking to continue economic depreciation. Margins are declining as cash rents are renegotiated.“Cash rental rates that are a part of many of our producers’ costs are going to be a continued issue,” Ward said.This winter, Ward is offering nine strategies for farmers in Ohio to remain profitable in 2017 — but expenses will need to be cut. Ward’s nine strategies were outlined in a release from OSU:Reevaluate crop production inputs such as prophylactic fungicide applications and specialty fertility products.Forgo phosphorus and potassium fertilizer, if soil tests show there’s enough in the ground for the coming crop.Review and adjust nitrogen rates and application timing.Re-evaluate seed technology. “Seeds with fewer GMO traits are usually less expensive,” Ward said. “But this will require more management time — you may have more weed pressure, more insect pressure. You need to weigh the pros and cons — and if you’ve done some on-farm evaluation, you will know what works and is worth the investment.”Eliminate excess equipment and re-evaluate equipment sizing. “The secondary markets are soft, so it’s not the best time to sell excess equipment. If there is a true need for equipment, this would be the time to buy,” he said.Renegotiate cash leases. “The economics of the past three years have cried for a lowering of cash leases, but they have held up because of equity positions on behalf of farmers and landowners’ property taxes,” Ward said. “Landowners need to understand that margins have declined and lease prices need to come down.”Consider more do-it-yourself repair and services, including spraying, soil sampling and equipment repair.Evaluate farm yield ratios with price ratios when determining crop mix.Re-examine family living expenses. “It’s not easy to do,” Ward said, “but family living expenses need to ratchet back to pre-2006 levels.” According to Illinois Farm Business Farm Management data, family expenses were $85 per acre in 2006, compared with $110 per acre in 2015.last_img read more

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first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Last week I had the privilege of meeting Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing. It’s one of my favorite books about the Internet of Things and is still ahead of the curve, even though it was written in 2005 and published in 2006. Greenfield was in my city Wellington for the week, so I sat down with him at a local cafe to get his views on the current state of Internet of Things and where it’s headed. If you’re unsure what the world will be like when everything is connected to the Internet (hence the term ‘everyware’), then read on for Greenfield’s acute observations and examples of what’s already happening. This will be a multi-part post, published over the course of this week.What’s Changed? Mobile Phones! Since it’s been nearly 4 years since Everyware was published, I asked Greenfield how Internet of Things has evolved since that time. In particular I wanted to know if anything major had changed since the book was first released. He replied that the mobile phone has been the biggest change. According to Greenfield, the “single biggest failure of imagination in the book was that someone would decisively re-imagine what the phone is.” I think he’s being overly harsh on himself, as the iPhone wasn’t announced until January 2007. So in 2005/06, nobody but Steve Jobs and some of his team at Apple could have possibly imagined what the phone would turn into. It should also be noted that Adam Greenfield was a very early adopter of mobile blogging (he coined the term “moblog”) and he is currently Nokia’s head of design direction for user interface and services. So if the evolution of the mobile phone since 2005/06 surprised even him, that tells you something about how much of a sea change the iPhone has been.RFIDOne thing that hasn’t changed as much as first thought is RFID. Greenfield ruefully noted that “this stuff is taking so long.” There are scenarios in Everyware that haven’t come to pass yet, such as RFID in credit cards and home theatres.However he thinks that RFID will eventually be usurped by superior item identification and tracking technologies. See this ReadWriteWeb post for more background on the state of RFID.The CityCurrently Adam Greenfield is working on his next book, called The City Is Here For You To Use. I asked him what cities he’s been most impressed with, in terms of their use of Internet of Things technologies. He mentioned Korea and Singapore, noting also that municipalities in East Asia have made a lot of progress. According to Adam Greenfield, a more interesting question may be: what kind of responses are those cities getting from companies? He said that technology companies like Cisco and Intel are responding with products and services for Internet of Things.I asked Greenfield what he thought the differences were between adoption in Asia and the U.S.? He replied that public motivation in Asia may be one differentiator. In many Asian countries, there is a belief in ‘progress’ and a future life that will be better because of the “heroic investments” of governments and big companies. He said that quality of life can be delivered as a service in a place like Korea, for example an Internet fridge. Whereas westerners tend to question the utility of things like that. To get a wider understanding of Internet of Things, I recommend you purchase Everyware now on Amazon. Neither myself or RWW is making any commission on this, I just think this book deserves a wider audience. Stay tuned for more from Adam Greenfield in Part 2 of this series. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Internet of Things#Interviews#web center_img richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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first_imgLahore: Pakistan’s anti-graft body on Wednesday grilled jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz in cases related to money laundering and income beyond means. A combined investigation team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) quizzed Maryam for an hour at its provincial headquarters in Lahore. The NAB launched investigation against Maryam along with her father Sharif and uncle Shehbaz Sharif and others for owning the M/s Chaudhry Sugar Mills Ltd that had “dubious business transactions”. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USA NAB official told PTI that Maryam did not bring with her any record of the Chaudhry Sugar Mills being a major shareholder. “She also evaded all questions and asked the investigators to give her a written questionnaire of which she would reply after consulting her legal team,” the official said. He said seeing her non-cooperation the NAB has decided to re-summon early next month. The NAB has reportedly traced numerous telegraphic transfers (TTs) worth millions of rupees by the Sharif family and the end beneficiaries included Maryam, the major shareholder of the Chaudhry Sugar Mills. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe NAB asked her to specify the channel through which payment was received for exports, including banking accounts where payment was received, country of export, quality of sugar exported. She was also asked to provide details of investment/loans given to M/s Shamim Sugar Mills Ltd, all TTs sent. Earlier, the Islamabad accountability court had rejected a NAB’s application seeking legal proceedings against Maryam for using a bogus trust deed in the Avenfield properties case.last_img read more

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first_imgCity of San Diego’s new water meter testing equipment Posted: April 3, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom April 3, 2018 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) – The City of San Diego will introduce new water meter testing equipment with a demonstration for local news media to show how it works and its various features.City staff provided a step-by-step presentation of how a water meter is tested to determine if it is working correctly.The new water meter calibration equipment is an upgrade that more accurately determines water flow and allows for adjustments for multiple meters and different sizes. The new equipment was purchased and installed following concerns by customers about water meter readings.Deputy Director of the City Utilities Department, Tom Howard, was in studio Tuesday morning to tell us more about it. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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first_img KUSI Newsroom Road rage fight leads to stabbing in Chula Vista KUSI Newsroom, November 27, 2018 Updated: 1:26 PMcenter_img Posted: November 27, 2018 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) – Road rage led to a crash, a fight, and a deadly stabbing alongside the Chula Vista Golf Course.Chula Vista Police Department identified the victim in Tuesday’s fatal stabbing as Horace Williams, 36-year-old from National City.According to police a man in his thirties was allegedly driving aggressively and “ticked” off the suspect, 60-year-old Rickey Smith.The suspect in the stabbing remained on scene and surrendered to officers without incident said police.Officers believe a folding-blade knife was the stabbing weapon, was found on his belt.Witnesses say they were threatening and provoking each other when one driver decided to throw a bottle at the other car. The road rage culminated and the older driver’s white pickup truck collided with the silver minivan.Rickey Smith was arrested for murder and will be booked into County Jail. Detectives from the Crimes of Violence Unit are continuing their investigation. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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