Authorities in Florida say a woman was caught attempting to make a nail bomb with materials inside a Walmart.Emily Stallard, 37, was spotted by a security guard roaming the aisles of Walmart in Tampa Bay.After watching Stallard open unpaid items, including flammable materials, projectiles and matches, a security guard called the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and notified an off-duty Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officer who was inside the store.An arrest report cited by the station says the woman filled a mason jar with fuel, denatured alcohol and nails. She then attempted to light the bomb with a shoelace as a wick before the off-duty officer and security guard stopped her.Deputies arrived on the scene and arrested Stallard.“This woman had all the supplies she needed to cause mass destruction at her disposal,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “Had it not been for an alert off-duty law enforcement officer and a watchful security staff at Walmart, she may have followed through with her plans to cause an explosion inside the store.”Investigators said a child, her son, helped Stallard make the device.“The defendant encouraged the child to engage in an act that could have caused great bodily harm and induced the child to become delinquent,” the arrest report says.Stallard is facing multiple charges, including attempted arson, fire bombing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse and battery on an officer.
Facebook27Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Evergreen State College As part of a national presidential search that generated nearly a hundred applicants, the Board of Trustees of The Evergreen State College announced this week that it has selected four finalists for on-campus interviews in January and February. They include:George Bridges, PhD, is president of Whitman College and previously served as dean and vice provost of undergraduate education at the University of Washington. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, Sociology, and MA, Criminology) and from the University of Washington (BA, Sociology).Rhona Free, PhD, is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University where she previously served as director of the Center for Educational Excellence and as a professor in the Department of Economics. She holds degrees from University of Notre Dame (PhD and MA, Economics) and Sarah Lawrence College (BA).Margaret Madden, PhD, is provost and vice president for academic affairs at State University of New York at Potsdam, where she is also a tenured professor of psychology. She holds degrees from University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PhD, Psychology, and MS, Psychology) and University of Wisconsin, Madison (BA, Psychology).Luis Pedraja, PhD, is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Antioch University Los Angeles. His previous professional appointments include vice president of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. He holds degrees from University of Virginia (PhD, Philosophical Theology and Religious Studies), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div, Theology), and Stetson University (BA, Religion).According to board chair Keith Kessler, the trustees hope to make a selection and a job offer in March.“This is an exciting time at Evergreen,” said Kessler, one of eight trustees appointed by the governor to oversee the state’s nationally acclaimed public liberal arts college. “We’ve been inspired by the number of exceptional candidates interested in this position,” he noted. “Evergreen’s distinctive educational approach—including interdisciplinary teaching and learning, an extraordinary focus on student responsibility for educational choices, and an emphasis on putting theory into practice—calls for a leader who can think beyond the limits of traditional higher education to help students succeed in a changing world. It has been 15 years since we last hired a president and given the qualifications of our finalists, I think the college and the wider community will see why we’re excited about the possibilities these candidates represent.”Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has become nationally recognized for its innovative academic programs that combine subjects that are traditionally taught separately. America’s top college guides regularly rank Evergreen as one of the nation’s best institutions for its strong academics, nurturing community and reasonable cost. Sierra magazine and the Princeton Review have repeatedly named Evergreen as one of the top “green” colleges in the nation for its commitment to sustainability and achievements in sustainable practices, operations, academic programming and community outreach.Dr. Thomas L. “Les” Purce announced in May that he would retire in summer 2015. He has served as Evergreen’s president since July of 2000.Prior to accepting the presidency at The Evergreen State College, Dr. Purce served as vice-president of extended university affairs and dean of extended academic programs at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. Between 1989 and 1995, Dr. Purce served in several roles at Evergreen, including vice president for college advancement, interim president and executive vice president. His career also included roles at Idaho State University—as special assistant to the president and director of the Research Park and economic development—as well as service in local and state government and in the private sector.
By Chris Rotolo |MIDDLETOWN –A unique aspect of the township’s municipal campus is its location just off state Highway 35.In their plans to completely upgrade the 57-year-old town hall, township officials say they intend to leverage its valuable location to the advantage of their residents.During their June 19, 2017 meeting, the township committee identified its municipal campus at 1 Kings Highway and adjacent planning department and EMS facilities on Penelope Laneas “an area in need of development,” citing archaic infrastructure, an outdated HVAC system and a lack of parking as the reasons for a redevelopment project that would cost upward of $20 million.More than a year later the township is taking steps to move forward with the construction of a new 23,000-square-foot, multistory structure to replace the current municipal building, police department, the Johnson Gill Annexand the Penelope Lane properties. The result will be a unified municipal headquarters with the new establishment of two independent commercial or retail units on site (pad sites).According to Mayor Kevin M. Settembrino, the committee has introduced a subdivision plan for the 15,700-square-foot Kings Highway property, which would allow for the construction of the two pad sites.“We’ve made a conscious decision to go the redevelopment route, which gives the township the option to create these pad sites for revenue offset, and/or to sell those pad sites outright,” Settembrino said in a Sept. 10 interview with The Two River Times.“We could potentially receive cash for those sites, which would turn into an annuity. But we haven’t really decided on that financial vehicle yet.”Township administrator Anthony Mercantante said the design will allow Middletown to benefit from the complex’s proximity to a major state roadway.“What we’re trying to do is take advantage of the fact that we have a municipal complex right on a state highway. It’s valuable land and we’re trying to capitalize on that and use it to reduce the cost of the overall project,” he said.Settembrino, an architect, added that this is not a conventional design project, but a partnership between a public entity, the Township of Middletown, and a private entity, the redevelopment firm of Brandywine Acquisition & Development, LLC of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Choosing this path provides the added advantage of setting a fixed price for the project.“The governing body is employing multiple items here to make certain that not only can the building be built with the guaranteed maximum price, but to reduce the risk to taxpayers and to generate new revenue based on a new lease payment,” said Settembrino, who noted that Brandywine would be tasked with acquiring tenants for the independent pad sites.As for the permitted uses of these pad sites, Mercantante affirmed that most retail and commercial operations could be accommodated.“The only restriction we’ve put in place on them is that they can’t be drive-thru restaurants,” Mercantante said, explaining the safety concern of having too many cars circulating. “There can be retail or commercial uses but no drive-thrus. Anything else that could normally go on the highway would be permitted.”Mercantante said the redevelopment project could begin in parts this winter, but should be in full swing by spring 2019.Both Settembrino and Mercantante said efficiency is the theme of this construction, not only in terms of green energy but for residents who, for the first time since the complex’s construction in 1961, will have access to all municipal and government departments under the same roof.There will be cutting-edge innovations to help residents, such as computer kiosks where residents will be able to apply and pay for permits, licenses, classes, camps and various other township-related items and experiences.“In addition to having everything in one place to maximize convenience, everything will be new, because what we have right now is dinosaur-age,” Mercantante said. “This project is all about efficiency. And it has to be that way. The future of municipal government is all about efficiency, because costs are going up every year and we have to be creative to keep costs and taxes down.”This article was first published in the Sept. 13 – 19, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
Danny Ings up against Radamel Falcao Danny Ings has emerged as a front-runner to sign for Manchester United come the end of the season.The England Under-21 striker is out of contract with current club Burnley at the end of the season and it is reported that Louis Van Gaal wants to add the striker, with just nine goals this season, to his United side.However, a number of the Red Devils’ fans aren’t too keen on the move, claiming that they already have strikers that match to Ings’ ability. 1
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill was left to rue a ‘cruel’ exit from Euro 2016 after an own-goal ended his side’s journey.O’Neill’s side had already defied the odds to line up in this all-British last 16 clash but were good value throughout the narrowest of 1-0 defeats, edging the play for extended periods without creating clear-cut chances.Wales suffered similarly in the final third but took the spoils – and a historic quarter-final against Hungary or Belgium – when Gareth Bale’s teasing cross was prodded over the line by Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley in the 75th minute.For O’Neill, for their superb travelling support and for the passionate McAuley it was a bitter denouement to the nation’s first major tournament in 30 years.“I felt it was a very tight game. It’s just a very, very cruel way to lose the game,” he said.“We didn’t deserve to lose the game…certainly with that nature (of goal).“Not many people gave us any chance of doing anything in the tournament but we came within a whisker of getting to the last eight. I don’t think it would have been undeserved had we got that.“It’s difficult to quantify and reflect on the tournament as a whole at this minute, but the players have been tremendous in their effort, their commitment, their pride in playing for their country.“It’s been a fantastic experience for everyone but when it ends the way it did today it’s very cruel. I don’t think we got what we deserved.”He was rightly proud of his side’s efforts in France – they won one game from four but proved resilient and well organised throughout.As for McAuley, whose outstretched leg only prevented the waiting Hal Robson-Kanu finishing the job from close range anyway, O’Neill had two messages: first that he is not to blame and second that he wants the 36-year-old to play on.“I’m not going to point the finger at him. I’m not going to blame him in any shape or form,” said the manager.“He had a split-second decision to make, unfortunately it went against us.“Gareth has not only had a great tournament he has been great for me over the last four years.“Hopefully he continues to play at international level. He has still got a couple of years left in him at this level and hopefully that will be the case.” 1 Michael O’Neill: Northern Ireland manager grateful for superb travelling support
Some chimpanzees have been found in Senegal using caves for shelter from the heat. Jill Pruetz (Iowa State) took note of this and is publishing a paper about it in Primates. National Geographic speculated that this sheds light on human origins:The adaptations of savanna chimpanzees are particularly interesting to researchers because early humans are thought to have occupied similar environments. “The finding would be notable in itself, but the implications for reconstructing the evolutionary origins of shelter in our ancestors make it even more so,” said Cambridge’s McGrew. Some monkeys use caves to stay warm at night, he noted. What is intriguing about the new study is that it shows “not the nocturnal use of caves for overnight sleeping but rather [daytime use] for siestas, socializing, and picnicking. No one expected this”…. “By building up our understanding of how such environments shape [modern human relatives], we can better model our early ancestors,” Moore added.Live Science also focused on the human connection. Charles Q. Choi announced his article, “Chimps Spotted Using Caves, Like Early Humans” and said, “Savannah chimpanzees, which can make weapons to hunt other primates for meat, can also seek refuge in caves, much like our earliest human ancestors…. These dwell in environs much like those from which humanity’s ancestors are believed to have emerged.” He quoted Adrienne Zihlman (UC Santa Cruz) who added, “They are giving a little window to some of the problems that have to be solved if you want to survive in the savannah, and are confronting the kinds of problems that our early human ancestors had to face.” The Live Science article was echoed elsewhere, such as Fox News.To make a valid scientific inference from this observation, the evolutionists need to consider all the other creatures that inhabit caves. A scientist must not discriminate and show species bias. Chimp chauvinism is not politically correct. Looking at the data without preconceptions, it could be that humans are evolved from cave crickets. It might be that observing cave biota in toto can shed light on how humans emerged from bats, or fish, or birds or snakes. They could even test various ideas. They could place a house cat near the cave, for instance, to see if it shows human-like behavior. After all, cats are curious, like chimpanzees, and presumably would want to keep their cool, too. That would demonstrate the possibility we have cat in our ancestry. It would explain why the Broadway show Cats strikes a chord in humans. Caves are also the home for salamanders and beetles. Since Beetle Bailey was human, the connection is obvious. Need we even mention Batman? So let’s reword this story-fest in a bias-free manner, and substitute crickets for chimpanzees. “Crickets spotted using caves, like early humans: Savannah crickets, which can hunt other insects for meat, can also seek refuge in caves, much like our earliest human ancestors. These dwell in environs much like those from which humanity’s ancestors are believed to have emerged. The adaptations of savanna crickets are particularly interesting to researchers because early humans are thought to have occupied similar environments. This finding is notable in itself, but the implications for reconstructing the evolutionary origins of shelter in our ancestors make it even more so. By building our understanding of how such environments shape modern human relatives, we can better model our early cricket ancestors.” By Jiminy, they’re right. Evolutionary theory is useful. It helps us build up our blunderstanding of how the world works. It sheds dark in a light place, and helps us see things we couldn’t possibly have imagined any other way (01/17/2006 commentary). Someday this age may be called The Endarkenment.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts At its Honeycomb event in Mountain View today, Google announced the availability of the long-awaited Android Market website: market.android.com.The aim of the site is to make finding apps easier, something that has long frustrated Android users. Before today, Android users have had to find and download apps solely via their mobile devices, an experience that pales compared to the browsing and sharing abilities offered by iTunes and its associated website.The Android Market website makes finding apps much simpler: there are categories down the left hand side, separate tabs for paid and free apps, as well as a search features, something that was oddly missing from the search engine giant’s previous app marketplace. If you purchase an app via the website, you can send it directly to your phone.The market should also link to your Google account so you can log in and see all the apps you’ve purchased and downloaded (but this feature, along with several others, returns an “invalid request” error message).Launch-related bugs aside, the new website should vastly improve the app browsing and buying experience for Android users. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces audrey watters Tags:#Google#mobile#NYT#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …
For consumer-oriented startups, 2012 came in like a lion, but left like a whimpering lamb. As the year went on, startups that target the consumer market had an increasingly hard time getting funded.Blame Facebook. Blame Groupon and Zynga. All of them had a discouraging year and their flaccid performance caused a lot of investors to cringe and scroll feverishly at their touchscreens in search of enterprise startups to fund.For perspective on 2012, we talked to Jeff Fagnan, partner at leading venture capital firm Atlas Venture and an investor in early-stage startups since 2000.“We’ve seen a pendulum swing in where the early-stage money is going,” Fagnan said. “I don’t know if we saw a full-scale shift among the entrepreneurs themselves away from the consumer to the enterprise but I did start to see a blurring between the two spaces. There is no shortage of interesting consumer Internet ideas that will get funded, but I did really see a shift in the public mentality and VC mentality away from the consumer side.”Series A, Not to BThe 2012 Bad-Timing Award goes to those founders who launched consumer startups – and to the investors who funded them. A lot of these companies will not land follow-on rounds. So where do they go from there? Some may join forces, because the constraint in today’s market is talent more than money.On the other hand, “some people will say, ‘I’m done. I’ve got a failed startup. I’m going back to work at Google,’” Fagnan said. “There is huge amount of seed velocity and there can only be so many Series A companies, so there will be a lot of seed startups that don’t make the leap.”Worse, that leap is harder than ever, because the bar has been raised. A lot of companies have been funded, a few have gained traction and soared – and made the rest appear insignificant by comparison.Touched by an AngelAngelList transformed the startup landscape in 2012. The site, which enables startups to connect with investors and talent, has channeled more than $2 billion in funding for early-stage innovation. It has facilitated over 20,000 talent matches.AngelList has demystified the black box of venture capital and flattened the old geographic barriers to funding. “Sitting here in New England, I used to have a hard time hearing about startups in Calgary or Louisville,” Fagnan said (Disclosure: Fagnan is an investor in AngelList). “Now, suddenly, I hear about them, because they’re presented in a taxonomy and social graph that I recognize. Tech entrepreneurship used to be this coastal phenomenon of the Bay Area and Boston. AngelList is democratizing the angel universe across geographies.”Crowding InBy some estimates, crowdfunding platforms will one day provide startups with as much as $300 billion, ten times the amount now deployed in the venture sector. Crowdfunding is not there yet, but the total will still hit$3 billion this year, says Crowdsourcing.org, with the crowdfunding market growing at an annual rate of 63%.“That is hugely exciting,” Fagnan said. “Yes, some people say it’s bad for VCs. But crowdfunding s is good for society in terms of creating hell of lot more innovation and entrepreneurship.”Desperately Seeking TalentThe final big startup story for 2012 is talent. It’s now the coin of the startup realm, as attracting good people has become more difficult than getting investment. It’s simple supply and demand. Thousands of startups are launching and hiring, at the same time that giants like Google, Twitter and Facebook are hoovering up any and all competent tech people.“The talent issue has been going on for a few years but this year was the most challenging and severe,” Fagnan noted. “It definitely took the cake.”Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#predictions#startups tim devaney and tom stein How to Get Started in China and Have Success China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Related Posts How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture
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QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Verlander prevented more damage when Turner fouled out and the right-hander fanned Bellinger, who struck out four times for the second time in the Series.Springer homered for the third straight game and fourth time in the Series, one shy of the record set byReggie Jackson in 1977 and matched by Utley in 2009.Brian McCann singled leading off the fifth and Gonzalez doubled past Turner and down the left-field line.Hill struck out Josh Reddick and Verlander, and Springer was intentionally walked to load the bases.Morrow relieved as the crowd booed manager Dave Roberts’ decision, and Hill slapped at four cups of liquid in the dugout, sending them spraying against the wall“With Verlander on the mound, that was going to be the game,” Roberts said.Appearing in his sixth straight Series game, Morrow got Bregman to ground to shortstop on his second pitch.Watson walked Reddick leading off the seventh, Evan Gattis pinch hit for Verlander and Maeda relieved. Gattis bounced to shortstop, just beating Utley’s throw from second to avoid a double play. Springer reached on an infield single that bounced off Seager’s glove at shortstop and into left field, and Bregman’s fly to deep center allowed pinch-runner Derek Fisher to tag up and advance to third, bringing up Altuve. Walking down the dugout steps after his groundout, Altuve slammed his helmet.“The pick is big,” Hinch said.Attention quickly turned to Wednesday.“I think it seems fitting,” Roberts said. “These two teams mirror one another.” But it served only to set up the 10th blown lead of the Series, the fifth by Houston, as Verlander fell to 9-1 with the Astros.Dodgers relievers combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Brandon Morrow retired Alex Bregman on a grounder to strand the bases loaded in the fifth, winner Tony Watson got Marwin Gonzalez to fly out with two on and two outs in the sixth, and Kenta Maeda escaped two-on trouble in the seventh when third baseman Justin Turner gloved Jose Altuve’s grounder and made a short-hop throw that first baseman Cody Bellinger scooped just in time.After wasting a ninth-inning lead in Game 2 and losing Game 5, Kenley Jansen retired six straight batters (on 19 pitches) for the save and ended it by striking out 40-year-old pinch-hitter Carlos Beltran.This will be the third World Series Game 7 in four years. The road team has won the last two after home teams had won every one since 1979.Ten of the last 12 teams that won Game 6 to force a seventh game also won the title, but the Dodgers lost the previous six World Series in which they trailed 3-2. They have won just one of their six championships at home, in 1963.A heat wave over and the skies overcast, the temperature dropped to 67 degrees at game time from 103 for last week’s opener, and there was a slight drizzle in the middle innings.Los Angelenos with a laid-back reputation were on their feet for two-strike counts against Astros batters, a wave in Pantone 294 — also known as Dodger blue.“We feed off the crowd, for sure,” Taylor said. “We feel we have a huge home-field advantage.”Yuli Gurriel, who made a racist gesture toward Darvish in Game 3, was booed loudly during introductions and each time he batted, and Hill stepped off the rubber to allow the crowd extra time to jeer.Verlander has 11 postseason wins but dropped to 0-4 in the Series with Detroit and Houston, which acquired him from the Tigers on Aug. 31 to win on nights like this. He allowed just one baserunner before Austin Barnes singled leading off the sixth. Verlander bounced a pitch that hit Chase Utley on the front of his right foot, and Taylor sent a 97 mph fastball down the right-field line as Barnes came home. Seager followed with a sacrifice fly to the warning track, a ball that likely would have landed in the pavilion in last week’s hot air. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Path set for Kings’ reign Pederson sat in the interview room with his older brother, Champ, who has Down Syndrome.“I have a feeling that everything is possible,” Champ said. “I’m not going to say they have it, but I’m just going to say they will find a way.” LATEST STORIES “People are trying to get me encouraged to using the whole field,” he said. “I’m not very good at it.”Yu Darvish starts Wednesday for the Dodgers, trying to win their first title since 1988, and Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw will be ready in the bullpen after getting knocked out in the fifth inning of Game 5.“I can give you 27 innings,” Kershaw said. “I’ll be ready to go, whatever they need.”Lance McCullers Jr. gets the ball for the Astros in the first World Series Game 7 ever at Dodger Stadium.Darvish was chased in the second inning of Game 2, when McCullers pitched Houston to a 5-3 victory.“You’ve got two teams with a bunch of dogs in the clubhouse. No one is afraid,” McCullers said.Two nights after a 13-12, 10-inning slugfest under the roof at Minute Maid Park, pitching dominated.George Springer’s third-inning home run against starter Rich Hill had given a 1-0 lead to Verlander and the Astros, trying for the first championship in their 56-season history. On Halloween night, a title for a team with orange in its colors seemed appropriate.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Chris Taylor hit a tying double off Justin Verlander during a two-run rally in the sixth inning, Corey Seager followed with a go-ahead sacrifice fly and the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night to push this dramatic Fall Classic to the ultimate game.Pederson homered in the seventh against Joe Musgrove, connecting off the right-hander for the second time in three games and making it a record 24 long balls that have been hit in this Series. Pederson pranced all the way to the plate, pointing at the Dodgers’ dugout and rubbing his thumbs and index fingers together to indicate what a money shot it was.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You kind of black out in a situation like that. So I’m going to have to re-watch it to see what I did,” Pederson said.It was the third home run of the Series for Pederson, who was demoted to the minors from mid-August until early September, then left off the NL Division Series roster. He had hit just one previous big league opposite-field homer this season, and teammates offered to pay him to go the other way. View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates his home run off against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 6 of baseball’s World Series Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES— Joc Pederson sliced a drive over the left-field wall, pounded his chest and danced around the bases, taking as many twists and turns as this World Series itself.Of course, the Los Angeles Dodgers forced the Houston Astros to Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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