Two Small Kids Left inside 110-degree Car While Mom Shops

first_imgA mother was inside a South Carolina Walmart for more than an hour while her two small children were left inside a vehicle, according to arrest warrants. Alyssa Gabriella Oliver is charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.Arrest warrants released Thursday afternoon reveal that several witnesses saw a seven-month-old and 20-month-old crying and sweating heavily in the backseat of the vehicle on Tuesday. Officers managed to get the two children out of the vehicle. The children were taken to the hospital for treatment.An officer spoke with a loss prevention officer inside the store on South Irby Street, who said Oliver was seen parking her vehicle and walking into the store at 1:41 p.m. without her children, the warrant states. Documents show the officer located Oliver as she was leaving the store at 2:50 p.m.- Sponsor – The arrests warrants say the temperature inside the vehicle was checked by an infrared thermometer and it read 110 degrees. Oliver is currently at the Florence County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond. The children were placed in the care of South Carolina Department of Social Services… WMBF News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Open Source: The Good, Bad and Ugly — Studies in Two Extremes

first_imgWhen top-class Open Source tools and applications (think software like Linux, Apache Web Server, PostgresSQL and PHP) went head to head against similar proprietary software, a recent survey found that Open Source bested or equaled the quality of their proprietary cousins.  The Open Source community hailed these findings from Gartner and Coverity.But think again.  Things aren’t that simple in the world of Open Source.  Head on over to SourceForge or Google Code and you’ll find thousands of Open Source projects.  After looking at some of the Open Source options available, it’s not that hard to come to the conclusion that not all Open Source projects are created equal.  Many posted Open Source projects are abandoned, incomplete, or generally not well maintained.  Some companies like Black Duck Software specialize in characterizing  Open Source projects, identifying the activity of the project, the licensing, and known defects.So while the Gartner/Coverity report characterizes Open Source as often a more desirable option than proprietary software, it’s not too surprising that there may be another point of view, especially since there are so many faces to Open Source software.  Another recent report, one by Sonatype and Aspect Security, for example, presents a very different picture.In particular, Sonatype focuses on the problem of businesses that build applications out of Open Source components but don’t bother then to keep track of which components they’ve used.  And, because of that, they are often unaware when vulnerabilities are found with the components that they’re using.  Even if the Open Source component is fixed by the community and the vulnerability is removed in a new release of the OSS code, developers who have already used that component and have moved onto their next project may not be keeping track of components in the project that need to be updated.  Tim O’Brien, writing on the Sonatype blog, call the problem “shocking”.The Sonatype report finds that even high-profile Open Source projects like Google Web Toolkit, Spring MVC, Struts 1.X. and Hibernate have had serious vulnerabilities.  As many as 50 percent of the largest corporations are estimated to be running applications that are flawed due to vulnerabilities in the Open Source components from which they were created.  That guess is based on the fact that 80 percent of large companies have said that they are building applications based on Open Source components.Jeff Williams, CEO of Aspect Security, said that “The data clearly shows that organizations consume huge numbers of vulnerable libraries. This is a wake-up call for software development organizations.   While the numbers from this report are alarming, the take-away is clear — open-source software is critical to forward-thinking development organizations, but there must be education and control to accompany its usage.”Andrew Aitken, Founder and Managing Partner of Olliance Group (now Black Duck Software), countered the conclusions of the Sonatype report saying that “it’s unfortunate to see this and we disagree with the tone of the study inferring that open source is low quality and risky.  All software has vulnerabilities, and this study doesn’t compare open source to other code. It just says open source has ‘x’,  and there have been many studies showing that OSS is higher quality than most other code.”last_img read more

Webinar Opportunity – Understand The Transition Towards Online Registration

first_img7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ACST Touch Online Registration and Payments Webinar for Top End Affiliates This session will provide affiliates and administrators with the opportunity to understand the current strategic insight into expanding the use of technology with Touch Football. Time: To reserve your seat at the webinar, please click on the following link:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/697140424After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.center_img Title: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Date:last_img read more

Actor Ethan Hawke calling for moratorium to oil exploration in Gulf of

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsActor Ethan Hawke is adding his voice to the Mi’kmaq call for a moratorium on oil exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.Hawke will attend a water ceremony in the Mi’kmaw community of Paq’tnkek.“The Gulf of St. Lawrence is truly unique in its beauty, culture and biodiversity,” said Hawke. “”I feel it is important to support my east coast neighbours in their demand for a moratorium.”The event is an effort to raise public awareness of concerns over proposed drilling in the Gulf which is rich with fish resources.A coalition made up of Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, and Innu fishers has opposed oil exploration in a region called Old Harry – traditional fishing grounds for indigenous communities.Troy Jerome, Executive Director for the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat, said the coalition’s calls for a 12 year moratorium have gone unanswered by government for the last two years.“We’ve been trying to raise public awareness across all the provinces,” said Jerome. “This affects everyone. So we’re trying to get more people mobilised.”Jerome said attaching Hawke’s name is already making a difference.“I’ve been on the radio and TV, newspapers for two or three years,” said Jerome, “I see this level of awareness now doubled with the interest. Adding his name brings us a lot of exposure.”Hawke owns property in Nova Scotia and, in 2011, worked with the Save our Seas Coalition and the David Suzuki Foundation, speaking out on dangers of drilling in the Gulf.A spill in the ecologically sensitive area would affect five provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec.Critics have argued the environmental assessment is inadequate.Jerome says First Nations have never been consulted.The goal of the moratorium is to allow time for a comprehensive review.The Gulf of St. Lawrence is one of the largest marine breeding regions in Canada, with more than 2,000 marine species choosing to spawn, nurse and migrate there year round.It is also home to endangered whales and hosts some of the largest lobster production in the world.Corridor Resources holds the licence to explore for oil in Old Harry. It expects to start seismic testing in 2016.troache@aptn.ca — with files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

How Much Should We Fear Giancarlo Stanton In Pinstripes

PLAYERAGEPAWARPREV. HIGHCAREER WARYR+1YR+2YR+3YR+4YR+5NEXT 5 YRS. What’s in store for Giancarlo Stanton’s Yankees career?For players whose first 7-WAR season came between ages 25-29, average statistics in that season and each of the next five seasons, 1920-2017 IN FIRST 7-WAR SEASONWAR IN… *Average for 66 comparable players.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs Comparable players*276628.06.027.65.04.44.13.63.020.2 For our historical group — which includes the likes of Frank Robinson, Manny Ramirez and Tony Gwynn — the drop was relatively steep from their career-best season. On average, they fell from 8.0 WAR that year to 5.0 the following season, with the total diminishing over each of the next five years in a predictable aging pattern. Only 10 of the 66 ever had another season as good as their breakout campaign. Granted, Stanton’s big year was slightly less out of place with the rest of his career, so he’ll probably feel the pull of regression a bit less than other players might. And a batter who produces between 3 and 5 WAR is no bum — quite to the contrary, 5 WAR is roughly the border where All-Star seasons start to take shape.Plus, the Yankees might not even need Stanton to reproduce his 2017 in order to have a great season next year: Their run differential suggests they were roughly as good as the 104-win L.A. Dodgers last year, despite winning “only” 91 games. New York would have been formidable without Stanton, and with him (plus Judge, Gary Sanchez and others), they’ll be a right-handed power-hitting squad the likes of which the game may never have seen before.But at the same time, Stanton will probably not reach the heights of his performance from 2017 ever again — meaning the Yankees are getting a very good player but probably not one with perennial MVP potential. After all, there’s a reason they call it a “career year”: You only get one of them per customer.Either way, after several relatively quiet offseasons, general manager Brian Cashman and the Yankees seem to be returning to their big-ticket superstar roots. Now we’ll see if they can also revive the tradition of winning World Series. G. Stanton276927.26.434.6?????? After several weeks of involved trade discussions that would send prized Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton to either the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals, the baseball world was thrown a curveball Friday when it was reported that Stanton rejected both deals — and that the New York Yankees had swooped into the bidding. According to multiple reports, and assuming Stanton approves the deal, the Yankees had done on Saturday what the Giants and Cards couldn’t: They reeled in the game’s top power hitter.There were only two hitters last season who hit more than 50 home runs in MLB. Now, the Yankees have both of them: Stanton and fellow right-handed behemoth Aaron Judge. There’s reason to think Stanton will like hitting in Yankee Stadium as much as his new teammate. According to The Baseball Gauge’s park adjustments, Marlins Park was the third-most-difficult home run-hitting park for right-handed batters last season, which had the effect of depressing righty homers by about 20 percent relative to an average MLB ballpark.1The full-season park factor listed by The Baseball Gauge is 0.90, implying a 10 percent drop, but that number also reflects that a team plays half its games on the road, in (presumably) neutral parks. So the effect in Marlins home games alone would be about 20 percent. You read that right: Stanton smashed an MLB-leading 59 bombs — the most in baseball since 2001 — and took a serious run at Roger Maris’s pre-steroids HR record despite playing in one of the game’s most difficult parks for right-handed power hitters. There’s a reason Stanton was named NL MVP even though his team finished 20 games out of first place — it was one of the great individual seasons of this millennium.If you use The Baseball Gauge’s adjustment and extrapolate Stanton’s 2017 homers to a typical park, he’d project to have hit about 66 homers — easily shattering Maris’s mark. What’s more, Yankee Stadium ranked as the third-most-favorable park in baseball for right-handed home run hitters last season. Continuing our exercise above to project Stanton’s season into Yankee Stadium, he would figure to have hit around 73 homers (!!!) if he’d played in the Bronx instead of Miami. Now, the obvious caveats apply: Park factors are imperfect measurements that don’t account for each park’s exact dimensions, instead inferring the effect in a somewhat noisy way by looking at the change in home runs between a team’s home and road games. But even so, Stanton is probably going to get some kind of assist in his power numbers simply by upgrading his park situation.The real question for the Yankees is whether that boost will be enough to offset the tug of regression to the mean. Stanton had the best season of his career in 2017, and not just in the HR column, where he set a new career high by 22 homers. He also reached new career marks in isolated power, strikeout rate, on-base plus slugging and wins above replacement,2Using an average of the WAR models found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. in addition to playing 150 games in a season for the first time since 2011. There’s a very good chance that last season was the best we’ll ever see out of Stanton, who still has at least 10 years and $295 million left on his gargantuan contract. It would be unfair to expect him to reproduce anything close to that level of performance, particularly given his history of injuries.According to WAR, Stanton was worth 7.2 wins at age 27 last season, the first time he ever broke the seven-win barrier in a single season. Since 1920, 66 hitters have cracked 7 WAR for the first time between the ages of 25 and 29 (provided they also put up at least 20 career WAR from their rookie season through their breakout season).3Stanton has 34.6 career WAR through 2017. Those players had that big year at an average age of 27.2 — roughly the same as Stanton last year — so they make for a good sample from which we can draw a comparison for Stanton’s next few seasons. read more

Former PM Ingraham says register to vote

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 1, 2017 – While voters wrangle over the relevance of Free National Movement leadership, its former leader and former Prime minister of The Bahamas is today in the Tribune telling Bahamians to get out and register to vote.  Voter apathy is high, voter registration turn out is low and the trend is troubling with General Elections set to be called anytime now.   The three term Prime Minister for the FNM said in the article, “It is a very important exercise in democracy. The higher the percentage of people who register, the higher the percentage of people who vote. It’s the one opportunity that people have to determine who is going to govern them and notwithstanding whatever issues that might confront people, it’s the most effective means people have to determine the direction of their country by registering to vote and so I encourage them to vote.” The Parliamentary Registration Department says just over half of who registered last elections have showed up at registration centers; recorded now at just under 88,000 Bahamians.  The Tribune caught the retired country leader and his wife at Government High School, where they were registering themselves.  #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:Former PM Ingraham says register to votecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Sarri wants midfielder Ruben LoftusCheek to improve defense

first_imgFollowing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek who utilized a rare start and scored a hat-trick against BATE Borisov on Thursday, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes the midfielder must improve in defense even though he had impressed.Loftus-Cheek scored twice and inspired Chelsea to a 3-1 Europa League win at Stamford Bridge. He opened with a goal in the eight minutes before completing a surprise treble in the second half.“He played very well,” Sarri said via Sky Sports.“I think in the beginning of the season, I thought he was really a very good player. Now I think the same, but maybe he has also adapted to my football.“He is improving. He needs to improve defensively, but not only Loftus. At this moment we have four midfielders for two positions. Three of them with the same characteristics. Only [N’Golo] Kante is a defensive midfielder. It’s very difficult for me to put in the starting XI two so offensive midfielders at the same time.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I hope to be able to do it in the future. But I need the co-operation of the players, and for them to work on their defensive phase.”When Sarri was asked about his midfield troules, he replied:“I like very much this kind of problem.”“I have a little problem. I have to put only 11 players in the starting XI, and I have 28 players. I have this problem and I don’t know how to solve it. I can ask to play with 15, 16.”“I have a tactical problem with the midfielders. We need to work and they have to improve in the defensive phase.”last_img read more

NASA watches menacing Hurricane Dorian flex its muscles

first_img NASA sees dramatic Earth weather from space (pictures) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-East satellite caught sight of Dorian in action. The agency posted a short GIF of the storm to Twitter on Wednesday. 0 10 Photos Earlier this afternoon #Dorian strengthened to a Cat. 1 #hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. NOAA’s #GOESEast spotted the storm moving toward the #VirginIslands, where hurricane warnings are now in effect. Follow the storm’s path here: https://t.co/55iomirKdi pic.twitter.com/8abVjNKTNp— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) August 28, 2019 The National Hurricane Center has issued warnings about the risk of high winds, heavy rains and flash floods associated with the storm. It’s been a fairly quiet hurricane season this year, but Dorian looks like it wants to make some noise. Tags Post a commentcenter_img Sci-Tech Share your voice If you’re in the path of #HurricaneDorian, don’t wait until it’s too late! These tips will help you get your car and home ready before the storm hits. https://t.co/0ScXE7k8qF pic.twitter.com/BRzRY0feYH— HHS.gov (@HHSGov) August 29, 2019 NASA Space Hurricane Dorian takes shape in this image from NASA’s Terra satellite. NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Dorian officially entered the storm big leagues on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of nearly 75 mph (120 kph). Forecasters don’t expect it to stay that chill for long. The hurricane is making its way across the Atlantic and will likely impact the Bahamas and Florida over the next few days. Satellites and astronauts on the International Space Station are tracking the storm.NASA’s Terra satellite view of Dorian shows a typical swirling hurricane cloud pattern. The space agency also shared an impressive view of the storm as seen by a camera on the ISS on Thursday.  It’s hard to determine Dorian’s ultimate path. It already changed direction once and could potentially intensify quite a bit over time. Currently, it looks like it might reach Florida near the end of the weekend.The US Department of Health & Human Services tweeted preparedness tips on Thursday, asking people in the storm’s path to secure outdoor furniture, protect important documents, cover windows and trim dead limbs from trees.last_img read more

Acura moves to resurrect its performance subbrand with new Type S Concept

first_img Madeleine Johnson, 360Dx, 2019 Eurofins Acquires Transplant Genomics I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Side viewAcura Powered by Down the sides, minimalistic lines create a narrow, athletic waist, and the rear is crisp and clean, with forged carbon highlighting the spoiler, underbody and front side aero elements, and the spokes on its eye-catching 21-inch rims. While some of its lines clearly betray its Asian design influences, there are other touches that seem inspired by German work – not least the shapes that radiate out from the logo on the front grille, which recalls some of the fun stuff Mercedes-Benz has been doing in recent years.The concept wears a bespoke “Double Apex Blue Pearl” paint job that looks terrific thanks to “nano-infused pigments” and “a color-infused clear coat,” with the aforementioned forged carbon adding an interesting carbon corkboard kind of texture to add some detail around the edges. All in all, a handsome machine. Cedars-Sinai to Launch Precision Protein Biomarker Lab 360Dx, 2019 Meridian Biosciences Expects MDx Business Rejuvenation with GenePOC Acquisition Privacy policy Johns Hopkins Team to Commercialize Barrett’s Esophagus Epigenetic Biomarker Panel 360Dx, 2019 Despite Q1 Challenges, Luminex Targeting Long-Term Growth From Pipeline Productscenter_img John Gilmore, 360Dx, 2019 staff reporter, 360Dx, 2019 From certain angles, it almost has a hint of BMW M about itAcura Acura will be hitting The Quail this weekend with a concept designed to re-ignite some of the brand’s performance sedan credentials. The snazzy Type S Concept paves the way for an upcoming souped-up TLS Type S.Honda’s high-end spinoff is ready to start injecting a bit of excitement back into its mid-range sports and performance sedans, its new concept recalling the popular Type S versions of cars like the TL that made waves in the mid-2000s before giving way to a more sensible and pedestrian TLX in the noughteens.It’s a spunky design – and there’s not much about it that’d be too outrageous to go into production. Wide, low and long, it’s a four-door sedan that could almost be mistaken for a coupe. The face, with its neatly sculpted scoops, aggressively cheerful grille and eyeliner driving light/indicators, has a nice sporty arrogance to it. GNA Biosolutions Closes $13.5M Series C Round Leo O’Connor, 360Dx, 2019 We recommend Performance and powertrain specs are unavailable, and indeed irrelevant as this is merely a design study. Acura is preparing to refresh the TLX, and offer a hotted-up Type S version alongside it. This concept will “heavily influence the character” of this upcoming TLS Type S, so it remains to be seen exactly how much of this look will make it through the long and arduous path to production. Designed in Acura’s California studio, it’ll be revealed in a private event on Thursday before making a public debut at The Quail in Monterey. Check out a cheesy video below.Source: Honda/Acura Google Analytics settings Astronomers make first detection of polarized radio waves from a gamma-ray burst Yes Nolast_img read more

Romanian freetoair broadcaster Antena has said t

first_imgRomanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena has said the arrest of its CEO violated several of his rights and alleged the charges are ‘abusive’.Sorin Alexandrescu was detained last Thursday (May 30) after allegedly blackmailing another media executive.Prosecutors are reportedly calling for a 29-day arrest warrant that would in turn lead to charges and a trial.Privately-owned Antena told DTVE sister title TBI this morning that Alexandrescu was released yesterday following a legal appeal and the case will proceed with the executive out of detention.Full details have yet to emerge but Antena indicated that the complainant was from a pay TV platform with which it has clashed in recent times.In a statement, Antena said: “It appears that the file was created under the denunciation of a representative of the cable company RCS&RDS, the company that decided to remove several TV channels of the Antena Group from its listing of DTH TV channels in the 2012 elections year.”Responding to Alexandrescu’s detainment the company claimed: “The CEO of Antena 1 Romanian TV station has been abusively charged on the suspicion of blackmail by the National Anticorruption Directorate (NAD), following a hearing that violated a series of human rights and fundamental liberties.”The company further alleged that the NAD is targeting Alexandrescu after he criticised the organisation.“This is the first major case of the new managerial system of the National Anticorruption Directorate, and it targets directly the representative of the Antena Group who openly criticised the structure of the General Prosecution and the NAD,” it said.last_img read more