Four children, one adult killed in single-vehicle crash in Missouri

first_imgdeepblue4you/iStock(KIRKSVILLE, Mo.) — Four children and one adult died in a single-vehicle crash late Wednesday in Miller County, according to the Missouri State highway Patrol.Eastbound Highway 54 was shut down as emergency crews responded to the scene. It’s since reopened.More details on the crash are expected to be released Thursday, according to KTVO-TV, a Kirksville, Missouri, ABC/CBS affiliate.The family of the victims has been notified.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Boys Basketball: Holy Name defeats Bay 90-81

first_img Related Topics The Bay Rockets and Holy Name Green Wave came into this season with hopes of going far in Division II and the two teams were neck and neck for most of Tuesday night, but HN came away with a 90-81 victory.The game started off with Bay winning the tip and junior phenom, RJ Sunahara getting the first points for the Rockets. On the next possession the Namers found the basket with a two from Nick Opincar, who also was celebrating his birthday.The rest of the first quarter went back and forth featuring multiple threes by both teams. At the end of the opening quarter, the score stood at 24-23 in favor of the Rockets.The second quarter started slowly with several missed shots and a few turnovers but was started with scoring by a sweet spin move by Malique Burton to put the Namers up by one.A few possessions later, Opincar scored an and one while being fouled hard on the layup and that’s when the Namers took command of the lead and would not look back.While the Rockets were being consistent scoring on almost every possession the Green Wave had the highlight plays featuring back to back coast to coast lay ins scored by Cohill. Going into the halftime break Holy Name held the lead by a score of 47-41.To start the third quarter Cohill passed the ball to Brandon Styers who knocked down a three to expand the Namer lead to nine.Throughout the third quarter Opincar shut down Sunahara getting the junior in foul trouble and not allowing him into the paint. With just over one second remaining Cohill fouled a Bay shooter from beyond the three point line in which the Rockets made all three free throws.Trying to redeem his foul, Dwayne attempted virtually a full court shot in which bounced off the rim and out as the score was 64-58 going into the final quarter of play.The final quarter started with a great block by Styers which ultimately set the tone for the fourth. The first eight out of eleven points in the quarter was scored by Cohill as he took command in the final quarter scoring 17 points in the final quarter.With just a few minutes remaining in the matchup Sunahara fouled out in which the Rockets played the fouling game which ultimately led to the final score being 90-81 in favor of the Green Wave.Following the big win, Nick Opincar was able to give a quote as he stated, “We really played as a team and moved the ball offensively to get good shots which really was the main factor in helping us win the game since it was such a high scoring affair.Bay is a really good team and we knew it was going to be an up tempo which I think we adapted nicely to and I think we played at a good pace as well, pretty evident since we scored 90 points but still I’m really happy that everyone came through and played together which is why I think we won.”Up next, the Rockets (1-1) will play Rocky River at home next Tuesday. The Green Wave (1-0) will be up against Elyria Catholic in their second game of the season at home on Friday Randy Maggiolast_img read more

Why Fitness Bands Will Continue To Thrive In The Smartwatch Era

first_imgdavid nield How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearables Tags:#Fitbit#fitness tracker#jawbone#smartwatch#smartwatches#Sony#wearable The wearable you can wear all the time.It’s getting more and more difficult to tell the difference between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. In September, Pebble added activity monitoring features to its devices, while both of the new trackers Fitbit launched in January can tell you what time it is.Then there’s the upcoming Apple Watch, which is first and foremost a smartwatch but comes with a slew of health and fitness features too. Is there any real distinction between these product categories any more? Or are we headed for a future where every wrist-worn wearable can track activities, display smartphone notifications, and show the time as well?See also: Fitness Trackers Are Still Waiting For Their “iPod Moment”Against this rising trend, bands that simply measure steps, heart rate and sleep may seem increasingly irrelevant. But they’re not, and here’s why.Less Is MoreSmartwatches have already won a loyal fanbase, attracting users drawn by the appeal of checking texts, previewing calls and snoozing emails from their wrists. But for some people, a flurry of alerts in such close proximity can be even more distracting than a smartphone.In that regard, the stripped-down feature set of a fitness tracker is a benefit, not a drawback. These devices keep an eye on our health and fitness without any flashing lights or loud pings (though admittedly many of them buzz every once in a while). They’re useful in a passive, unobtrusive way. Let’s hope the manufacturers remember that for the sake of people already up to their eyeballs in notifications and alerts. Lightweight And InvisibleIn most cases, the more discreet and invisible a wearable device is, the better (as Google Glass has discovered). Fitness trackers are about as discreet as wearables come right now, and in the future it’s not difficult to imagine them becoming as thin as a rubber band—indeed, you can clip trackers like the Jawbone Move and the Misfit Flash can onto clothing or drop them in a pocket, and no one’s any the wiser that you’ve got one on.If you find yourself heading to the pool, taking part in team sports, going out in bad weather or climbing a rock face, a thin and sturdy strap is preferable to a delicate bit of gadgetry costing several hundred dollars (not even considering the tethered phone). For those who find Android Wear, the Pebble and the Apple Watch too flashy and too delicate, the fitness band still has a role to play.The Battery Doesn’t Give UpWhen I first got my hands on my Jawbone UP24, it lasted a week between charges; a subsequent firmware upgrade has boosted that to a fortnight. With no display to illuminate and continuing improvements in power efficiency, these lightweight bands can go a long, long time on a single charge, an issue smartwatches still struggle with.See also: Apple Watch Battery Supposedly Lasts Only A Few Hours Under Heavy UseWhether it’s getting off the grid, going on vacation or being away from a power socket for a prolonged period of time, longevity is important in all kinds of scenarios. Wearables are built to be worn around the clock, not removed for prolonged periods of charging or dropped in a drawer when they run out of juice—and here again, the humble fitness tracker has the edge.They’re CheapNot everyone wants to pledge a few hundred dollars to see if step-tracking can make a difference to their lives. The aforementioned Jawbone Move and Misfit Shine will set you back $50, while Xiaomi is trying to shift its band at the rock-bottom price of $17. As sensors and components get cheaper, that price could fall further.Of course there are more expensive fitness trackers around, but $50 is a much lower ticket price to join the wearable revolution than the $350 base price of an Apple Watch. That low outlay is appealing for users (whether buying for themselves or others), but also for businesses who want to keep an eye on their employees as part of a wellness campaign.Oh, and one final point: opting for a fitness tracker means you can wear a normal watch, too.Sony, Jawbone and Fitbit are among the big players who still have a faceless fitness tracker in their product lineups, so these devices are going to be around for a while yet. Smartwatches may be grabbing headlines, but their wearable forerunners are still going to play an important role for —whether that’s providing a cheaper entry point for newcomers or offering an alternative for those who want health monitoring without the bells and whistles.Header image courtesy of Fitbitcenter_img You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… Related Posts 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi…last_img read more

Techaisle: Small Businesses Should Replace Old PCs

first_imgUnderlying the savings in more efficient maintenance and enhanced productivity, Techaisle pointed to innovations in PC software and hardware.  Techaisle suggested upgrading to Microsoft’s Windows 7, in particular Windows 7 Professional, rather than Home Premium, for its advantages in security, collaboration, manageability and compatibility with older applications. According to Techaisle, laptops and desktop computers older than three years experience 40 percent more downtime – 50 hours per year – and cost 1.5 times more to maintain.  From an example in the study of a representative small business with five PCs – two older and three newer than three years – the study demonstrates that replacing the two oldest computers would save the company $1,500, roughly the cost of a couple of laptops or three desktop PCs. There is also more information on Microsoft’s Windows for your Business site from Sandrine Skinner, director, product management for Microsoft.Joakim LialiasMicrosoft Marketing Alliance ManagerIntel Corporation For the past couple of years, small businesses have been hunkered down fiscally, purse strings tightly knotted.  Every area felt the impact, including the upgrade to new PCs.  As the downturn ebbs, SMBs may still be hesitant to lay down dollars for new computers.  After all, they still run run the programs I use, right? Market research firm Techaisle studied 1000 small businesses in the US, UK, China, Brazil and India, an endeavor funded in part by Intel and Microsoft, that demonstrates that thinking is likely costing businesses big bucks as workers cool their heals waiting for ever more numerous costly repairs.  In addition, the study points out that businesses also take it on the chin from compromised security, and losing advantages from new applications and technologies in new PCs. Looking at recent hardware innovations, Techaisle sees advantages in PCs with faster, multicore processors, among those the 2010 Core vPro processor family, which also offer improved graphics, energy efficiency and wireless communication. After looking at all of these angles, Techaisle concluded that “price conscious small businesses would benefit significantly from replacing older PCs with modern PCs.  I’d be interested in hearing from small-businesses owners and others about their PC refresh experiences.  So, let me have your thoughts.last_img read more

UKs Davis The Prize In Tonights NBA Draft Lottery

UKs Davis The Prize In Tonights NBA Draft Lottery

Michael Jordan’s Bobcats could use the No. 1 pick.Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, the long-armed freshman that led the Wildcats to the National Championship, is the prize from tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery at 8 on ESPN before the Miami Heat take on the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference fianls.Davis not quite the prize as some of the other No. 1 projected NBA draft picks. That list includes Patrick Ewing, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James and Dwight Howard.But the 6-foot-10 power forward with the wingspan of a player 7-foot-4 has more sure-fire projections than others taken No. 1 via the draft lottery, which started in 1985. That list is much longer: Danny Manning, Pervis Ellison, Kenyon Martin, Joe Smith, Michael Olowokandi, Elton Brand, Andrea Bargnani, Greg Oden and Andrew Bogut, among others.Jay Bilas, the ESPN analyst, for one told USA Today that Davis “is a sure-fire future all-star. I don’t have a lot of question marks about him. I think he’s going to continue to get better and better.”Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats had the league’s worst record this year and therefore has the best change to land the pick among the 14 teams in the lottery at 25 per cent. The Washington Wizards have a 19.9 per cent chance and New Orleans Hornets at 14.8 round out the top three. The other 11 teams are, in order of likelihood of getting the top pick are: Sacramento, Brooklyn (formerly New Jersey) Nets, Golden State, Toronto, Detroit, Minnesota, Portland, Milwaukee, Phoenix and Houston. read more

Routine Patrol turned High Speed Chase and Traffic Fiasco

Routine Patrol turned High Speed Chase and Traffic Fiasco

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Mar 2015 – A routine patrol turned into a high speed car chase and traffic fiasco ending at Central Square in Provo. A four vehicle collision, including damage to two new police patrol jeeps. It appears only two injured in the smash up on Leeward Highway which started in Northwest Point, Provo according to press liaison officer, Audley Astwood. Vehicle appeared suspect; one police patrol unit pursued initially and others joined in the dangerous chase.Details on the suspects/victims still scant.SCENE CAPTURED BY GENERAL PUBLIC Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:central square, collission, High speed chase Recommended for you Car Rental Crime Spree on blastlast_img read more

Police investigate attack on a 67 year old male

Police investigate attack on a 67 year old male

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 9, 2017 – Providenciales – Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force on Grand Turk are investigating an attack on a 67 year old male in relation to a report made today (Wednesday 9th August 2017).Around 6:28 AM, Police and Medical team responded to the vicinity of Fisherman’s Paradise Bar in Over Back where the victim was met with what appeared to be blood over his body. He told officers that while walking towards his vehicle earlier he was attacked by a slim built male with locks or regular braids and a female cladded in a white jumpsuit. The culprits beat him about his head and body and stole his cell phone and wallet containing credit cards and drivers license before making off in his 2000 Lexus Jeep. The victim was transported to the Cockburn Town Medical Centre where he is said to be in stable condition.The vehicle was recovered in the North Creek area.Police are seeking your assistance to find the persons responsible for this crime. We’re asking anyone who was in the area of Fisherman’s Paradise Bar known as ‘Tarine Bar’ who may have seen the attack or persons described above to contact the police at 946-2299 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477.Press Release: RTCIPFlast_img read more

Huffman 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme

Huffman 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme

first_img AP, Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme Posted: April 8, 2019 April 8, 2019 AP BOSTON (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday.The “Desperate Housewives” star and the other parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities say involved rigging standardized test scores and bribing coaches at such prestigious schools as Yale and Georgetown.Huffman, 56, was accused of paying a consultant $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to boost her daughter’s SAT score. Authorities say the actress also discussed going through with the same plan for her younger daughter but ultimately decided not to.Other parents charged in the scheme include prominent figures in law, finance, fashion, the food and beverage industry and other fields.It’s the biggest college admissions case ever prosecuted by the Justice Department. The scandal embroiled elite universities across the country and laid bare the lengths to which status-seeking parents will go to secure their children a coveted spot.The consultant, Rick Singer, met with Huffman and her husband, 69-year-old actor William H. Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained to them he “controlled” a testing center and could have somebody secretly change their daughter’s answers, authorities say. Singer told investigators Huffman and her husband agreed to the plan.Macy was not charged. Authorities have not said why.Huffman will plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest-services mail fraud, according to court documents.In a statement offering her first public comments since her arrest last month, she apologized, took responsibility for her actions and said she would accept the consequences.“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty,” Huffman said.Michael Center, the former men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, has also agreed to plead guilty, prosecutors said Monday. Center was accused of accepting nearly $100,000 to help a non-tennis playing applicant get admitted as a recruit.California real estate developer Bruce Isackson and his wife, Davina Isackson, who are pleading guilty to participating in both the athletic recruitment and exam rigging schemes, are cooperating with prosecutors for a chance at a lighter sentence.“We have worked cooperatively with the prosecutors and will continue to do so as we take full responsibility for our bad judgment,” they said in a statement.Fellow actress Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the sitcom “Full House,” and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though neither participated in the sport. They were not among those who agreed to plead guilty, and they have not publicly addressed the allegations.Singer, the consultant, pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering conspiracy on March 12, the same day the allegations against the parents and coaches were made public in the so-called Operations Varsity Blues investigation. Singer secretly recorded his conversations with the parents, helping to build the case against them, after agreeing to work with investigators in the hopes of getting a lesser sentence.Several coaches have also been charged, including longtime tennis coach Gordon Ernst who’s accused of getting $2.7 million in bribes to designate at least 12 applicants as recruits to Georgetown. Ernst, who was also the personal tennis coach for former first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, and other coaches have pleaded not guilty.Former Yale University women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to help students get admitted and has been cooperating with authorities. Stanford’s former sailing coach John Vandemoer also pleaded guilty to accepting $270,000 in contributions to the program for agreeing to recommend two prospective students for admission.Stanford University expelled a student who lied about her sailing credentials in her application, which was linked to the scandal. The university quietly announced it had rescinded the student’s admission in a short statement posted on its website April 2 after determining “some of the material in the student’s application is false.”University officials previously said the student was admitted without the recommendation of Vandemoer. 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