first_imgThis week on Full Rigor, Florida True Crime Podcast the triple murder of three friendly fishermen who were gunned down in Frostproof, Florida over a stolen truck engine, according to Sheriff Grady Judd.Also, the sheriff shuffle in Broward County. Hear from both Sheriff Gregory Tony and former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel as they brace for the August 18th primary election.Listen to Full Rigor Podcast Episode 66 here.last_img

first_imgLauding the accomplishments of several USC schools and departments over the year since she took office, Folt said the number of top-10, top-20 and leading rankings the University received during the past year constituted a marked increase from the year prior. She also applauded the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Marshall School of Business for their incoming classes’ gender parity and commended the diversity of the admitted Class of 2024. “For 140 years, USC has been part of the fabric of our region and our city, and from the start of the crisis, Trojans joined hands with community-based organizations to support our most vulnerable neighbors,” Folt said. Folt discussed USC’s plans for the coming months, announcing that campus housing facilities would remain open through the summer for students unable to return to their permanent residences.  Thanking essential workers, trustees and the USC administration for their service, Folt encouraged students to look forward to USC’s future growth, despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. “Our teams are actively exploring options, including delaying the start of on-campus classes by several weeks, retrofitting our facilities for social distancing and pursuing hybrid models that include online and in-person activities in all classes,” Folt said. “We plan to decide about that in the next two months. We appreciate your patience, and we will keep you closely informed.” President Carol Folt spoke on plans to resume normal University operation, the incoming freshman class and the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic at her first annual State of the University address Wednesday. The event, typically held at Town & Gown, was conducted via Zoom in light of the closure of public-access buildings on campus due to the spread of the virus. According to Folt, the University projects an operational deficit of $300 million to $500 million through June 2021 due to increased expenses and reduced revenue, grants and donations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. USC has responded to the shortfall by reducing pay for top officials, suspending hiring and merit raises and cutting discretionary costs. “There is no doubt we will need to do better with less, but I’m convinced we will emerge from this even stronger, with a nimble infrastructure and a culture that takes risks, learns from mistakes and puts people first, all while remaining a leader in research, education and discovery,” Folt said. “Our students continue to say they are coming to USC because it’s the best place for them to explore and pursue their passions, improve communities and become game changers,” Folt said. “Here, they have the chance to work with some of the greatest minds of our times and to get involved in so much.” Folt emphasized that despite budgetary difficulties, USC would remain committed to affordability and financial aid. She said the University has begun to disburse its $19.3 million CARES Act appropriation and would continue to distribute payments from its newly created emergency funds. Folt opened by acknowledging the unprecedented nature of the event and recognized medical staff, faculty and essential campus workers that have maintained University programs’ functions throughout the semester. She also praised USC students and alumni for their community involvement throughout the pandemic, citing examples such as vaccine development research at Keck Medicine of USC, efforts to expand coronavirus testing and the Athletic Department’s blood drive for the American Red Cross. University administrators are currently considering plans for reopening in the fall. Most classes, even if offered in person, will have virtual options as well, Folt said. She confirmed that students from all academic programs would continue to make normal progress toward their degrees, regardless of the format of classes next semester. “Above all, we want to make sure that all our students continue to dream big and act boldly,” Folt said. “You are needed more than ever. You have so much to offer, and we’re going to work with you to make your USC experience, rewarding and successful in the face of so much uncertainty.”last_img read more

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Sumner Regional Medical Center has an immediate full-time opening (approximately 72 hours per bi-weekly pay period) for a Cook in our Dietary Department.  Hours are 6:00 am to 6:30 pm with every third weekend and some holidays required.  An occasionally six-hour shift will be necessary to fill in for the cafeteria.  Experience is preferred, but is not required.  Pay is based on experience.  Full benefits package, including KPERS retirement.  Apply in person at SRMC Human Resources, attn: Traci Smith, 1323 N. A St., Wellington or online at  EOE/Tobacco-Free Campus/Post-offer drug screen required.last_img read more

first_imgChirico said the squad had to reach to a new level of play to defeat the Alberta side in the final.Airdrie had defeated the selects 4-2 on Saturday afternoon to win the pool. The Selects finished second after preliminary round action, advancing to meet Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association in the semi-final. Despite falling behind early 2-1 the selects battled back to lead 3-2 at the half and 5-2 at the fulltime whistle.Tyler Walmsley scored the winner at the 24 minute mark of the first half. Dylan Watts with two and Milo Klein and Berend Platje with one each rounded out the scoring. In the final Klein scored two goals in the first 10 minutes to set the tone. Airdrie battled back to tie the game at two early in the second half. Klein completed the hat trick at the 51 minute mark with the eventual game winner. Although the Airdrie keeper gat a hand to the ball he could not prevent it from nestling into the corner netting for the game winner.“The boys have been preparing hard to find a new level of play and they accomplished that today. A great confidence booster,” Andre Perez, Co-Coach.The Selects also defeated the Columbia Valley Titans 9-0 on Saturday. The stars continue to align for Nelson Selects U-13 Boys.Fresh from capturing the BC Soccer Kootenay Zone title, the Select defeated Airdrie FC 3-2 to win the 2017 Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association (KEYSA) Tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.“Playing Airdrie was great preparation for the Provincial B Cup championships coming up in Vernon, BC July 5-9th,” said  Co-Coach Joe Chirico.last_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. OAKLAND — There was something vaguely familiar about the Athletics Monday night in a 6-1 win over the Texas Rangers.Get a decent start, even if it’s not deep into the game. Get an early lead and build on it. Then let the bullpen close the show.That’s how the A’s came out of nowhere to make the playoffs a year ago, and it’s how they snapped a three-game losing streak before 8,073 fans, the smallest crowd of the year …last_img read more

first_imgJust a month after Twitter announced the acquisition of Dabble DB and Trendly parent company Smallthought Systems, it appears the new additions to the analytics crew are about to launch their first project. “[D]eploying a new app month after the deal closed,” now-Twitter employee Andrew Catton said tonight, “seems just about right to me.”The team’s original apps helped users discover meaningful trends in their Google Analytics data. Both parties to the acquisition indicated that Smallthought’s work inside Twitter would be an extension of what they were already doing. It appears we may get to find out sooner than later. After a long Mountain Dew filled night at the @twoffice, analytics lead Kevin Weil tweeted from his iPhone this morning “it’s go time” and cc’d the Dabble DB crew. Updated with comment from Twitter HQ below.Twitter PR is being cagey about it, but the Tweets don’t lie. At 6 PM tonight, Luke Andrews tweeted: “In the Twitter deployment queue! Woot! Looking forward to seeing my team’s first handiwork out loose in the wild.”Update: Twitter VP of Communications Sean Garrett responds in comments to this post and denies there’s anything new coming after all. “While very proud of our handiwork,” he writes, “I wish we were launching something worth ‘all this whoop-la’, but this is an update to an existing analytics product that very few people see. We drink Mountain Dew all night for that stuff, too.” Apparently inside Twitter, phrases like “new app,” and “it’s go time” are code for “nothing new to see here.” Charming. Well, consider this a post about the new app that could be, if and when Twitter ever launches a public analytics product for the countless business customers who will line up to use it. You win some and you lose some, folks; come back again tomorrow for more fun and hopefully-informed speculation about the changing internet.Above: A screenshot from Trendly, automating the discovery of patterns in data.So what is it that got ready to be rolled out the door so fast? Trendly for Twitter? Twitter analytics plus Google Analytics in the same number crunching interface? A measurement system for marketing promotions run through @earlybird? (Which this blog reported about first last Friday, as well.) Twitter was just reported today to be the world’s fastest growing search engine – maybe this team is just building out Trendly-style analytics for that. The Trendly site is still up and is quite interesting.We haven’t been able to figure out what it is that’s launching yet, but it sure seems like something interesting is. There is certainly a possibility that all this whoop-la is over some internal-facing service that no one but no one that doesn’t work at Twitter will ever see. I doubt it, though.What Does This Mean to You?What does this mean to you? If you’re an end-user, you may or may not get to see and touch whatever this team has built. Twitter is building out extensive business offerings, so far beta tested by just a select group. Those offerings have been said to be slow-moving in their development, but the company seems to be putting the pedal to the metal lately.What opportunities does rich Twitter data afford? See also What Twitter’s New Geolocation Feature Makes Possible for more discussion.If you’re a business that’s considering putting down a few thousand or a few tens of thousands of dollars (or more) for one of the many social media analytics software services out on the market – you might want to hold on to your wallet for a few more days until you see what the home team is about to start offering.If you’re in the business of selling social media analytics services (and they say you can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting someone who is) then heads up! It will be worth your while to watch what Team Trendly is baking into Twitter before a sales prospect you’re pitching beats you to that info.Whoever you are, Twitter is deliciously rich with real-time, parsable links and other data. A fancy new analytics offering sounds like a great thing for the company to make available. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web center_img Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgWater supply through taps and houses for poor are the main thrust areas of the Gujarat government in its budget presented in the State Assembly on Tuesday. The government has earmarked whopping ₹20,000 crore over next three years to ensure that each household gets tap water.Presenting an over ₹2 lakh crore Budget, the highest in Gujarat’s history, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also handles finance portfolio, on Tuesday allocated a lion’s share of the expenditure towards water management in the wake of the State grappling with an acute water crisis due to deficit monsoon last year. Over a dozen districts in the State have been declared drought hit and water through tankers is being supplied in more than 1000 villages in these districts.“For the first time, the State’s budget has crossed ₹2 lakh crore (₹2,04,815). The government will spend ₹20,000 crore over the next three years to ensure no household in Gujarat is left without tap water. ₹4,500 crore has been allocated this year for this purpose,” Mr. Patel said in his Budget speech in the Assembly.Additionally, ₹7,157 crore has been allocated for Sauni Yojana and other water supply schemes for irrigation and drinking water. The ambitious Sardar Sarovar Narmada Yojana has been allocated ₹6,595 crore in the budget to complete the remaining canal network to bring water from branch canals to the field channels for irrigation.For housing for all, 4.8 lakh housing units have been sanctioned and budgetary provision of ₹1248 crore has been made while total provision for urban development and urban housing departments stand at ₹13,149 crore.For infrastructure in municipal corporation areas and towns with municipalities, 75 flyovers will be built. “Ahmedabad Metro project is under construction and its first phase was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this year, ₹510 crore provisions is made for metro project,” Mr Patel told the assembly during his budget speech.Finance Minister also declared a new scheme — Vhali Dikri Yojana — to improve girl childbirth rate, strengthening socio economic status of girls and arrest their dro-out rate from schools and prevent child marriages. Under the scheme, the first and second girl child will be provided assistance of ₹4,000 at the time of enrolment in the school and ₹6,000 at the ninth standard. Moreover, ₹1 lakh assistance will be given for higher education or marriage when they reach the age of 18.As per the Niti Aayog figures, Gujarat figures among the States with lowest sex ratios in the country. According to data tabled in Lok Sabha recently, Gujarat is among 25 States that have registered an increase in sex ratio at birth. However, the state still lags behind in all-India sex ratio of 929 as per in 2017-16.last_img read more

first_imgAshley Judd cheering on the Kentucky basketball team.LEXINGTON, KY – MARCH 07: Ashley Judd watches the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 67-50 to finish the regular 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Tonight, the undefeated top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats take on fifth-seeded West Virginia in the Sweet 16. The winner advances to the Midwest Regional final to play either Notre Dame or Wichita State. Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd is as excited for this game as you would expect she’d be. So excited that she recorded a video dedicated to her favorite team as soon as she woke up. Needless to say, she’s supremely confident in UK’s ability to move to 37-0 tonight. According to Judd’s scouting report, Trey Lyles and Willie Cauley-Stein will be too much for the Mountaineers, and WVU’s pressure defense will be neutralized by the play of ‘Cats point guard Aaron Harrison. //I woke up with this on my mind: Sweet 16! Here are my eyes just opened I am supposed to be trading spiritual texts and…Posted by Ashley Judd on Thursday, March 26, 2015Her acting career has been her calling card but Judd might have a future as a basketball analyst.last_img read more

first_imgA graphic announcing Tyjon Lindsey's commitment date.Twitter/LindseyFour-star wide receiver recruit Tyjon Lindsey, one of the top prizes for the 2017 class, announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that he’s narrowed his decision down to 10 schools. He’s also informed fans of when he’ll be making his final decision.Lindsey, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound player from Corona, California, says he’ll make his decision on August 22nd. His final 10 schools, in no order, are Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee and USC. His list varies slightly from the one he dropped back in late March – Georgia is in, Texas A&M is out.T H E D A Y . ® Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, & USC.— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) August 1, 2016Lindsey is thought to be an Ohio State lean, given his flirtation with the program on social media the past few months.Lindsey is ranked as the seventh-best player in California, per 247 Sports. He currently has 24 offers outstanding.last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights The contest forms part of activities in observance of National Cyber Awareness Month in October, under the theme ‘Cybersecurity our Shared Responsibility,’ with the sub theme ‘Think Before You Click’. The Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT) in the Ministry of Science and Technology is inviting members of the public to participate in its ‘Be Cyber Safe’ 2018 jingle competition.center_img The Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT) in the Ministry of Science and Technology is inviting members of the public to participate in its ‘Be Cyber Safe’ 2018 jingle competition.The contest forms part of activities in observance of National Cyber Awareness Month in October, under the theme ‘Cybersecurity our Shared Responsibility,’ with the sub theme ‘Think Before You Click’.Interested persons will be required to submit a jingle that highlights cyberthreats and risky behaviour among young people, adults and businesses, and provides information on how to reduce those risks and stay safe online.Communications Specialist in the Ministry, Patrice Gilpin, told JIS News that the jingle is being used as a tool “to invite all of Jamaica to be part of the conversation about cybersecurity”.“What we want is for persons to think about how they use the Internet. They should think about the many ways they go online to conduct business and engage in general activities, if there are risky behaviours, and what are the threats they may fall prey to and become a victim,” Ms. Gilpin said.She said that Ja-CIRT is encouraging individuals to do some research “and find out how, as adults, we can protect the children, how children can become aware of the dangers and how they can protect themselves while they are online”.The jingle competition is open to every Jamaican except employees of the Ministry of Science and Technology and their relatives. Persons are invited to create a 60-second jingle that gives advice to children, colleagues, or the entire Jamaica about how to stay safe online, for the chance to win a $60,000 cash prize.The jingle, with original lyrics and music, should be submitted to [email protected] Members of the public will be able to vote online, on Instagram: @mstgovjm and a panel of judges will make the final decision.The deadline for submission of entries is Friday, October 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. For further information on the rules and regulations governing the competition, persons can call 876-929-8990-9.last_img read more