Albouystown resident gets 9 months jail for stealing tools

first_imgA 50-year-old Albouystown, Georgetown resident will spend the next nine months behind bars after he was sentenced by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a break and enter and larceny charge.The charge against Gregory Simmons alleged that on December 6, 2018, at Bel Air Park, Georgetown, he broke into the dwelling house of Mark Thrim and stole two diagnostic meters worth $170,000, one impact gun worth $45,000 and 20 screwdrivers worth $40,000.The unrepresented man admitted that he committed the act and told the Magistrate, “Your worship I would like to beg for lil leniency”.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that the victim secured his home on December 5, 2018 and retired to bed. However, on the following day at about 05:30h, he discovered some window panes missing and his door open.Upon making checks around his apartment, he discovered the aforementioned items missing.He reported the matter to the Police and based on investigations, the man was apprehended with some of the missing items in his possession. He was taken into custody and the charge was instituted.last_img read more

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Bayliss leads national aquaculture organization

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. is the second largest consumer of seafood, yet it imports 85% of the seafood it consumes. This offers a tremendous opportunity for U.S. farmers, especially soybean farmers as soy is an excellent feedstock for many species of fish. However, growing an industry comes with challenges.An Ohio farmer from West Mansfield, Ohio has stepped up to tackle these challenges head on as chairman of the national Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA).“The Soy Aquaculture Alliance acts as a hub for the soy-based aquaculture research cultivating high-value soy solutions for the global aquaculture industry, growing a U.S. aquaculture industry and making U.S. soybeans one of the most utilized ingredients in fish and shrimp farming,” said Bill Bayliss, SAA Chairman who also serves on the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees.To him, the passion he brings to this position comes from a desire to serve.“It’s a calling. Providing people with nourishing food, supporting communities, and stewardship of natural resources is what farmers do and I’m happy to be able to be a part of this new budding sector of the industry in the U.S.”SAA’s board of directors is comprised of members of the soy, aquaculture and seafood industries. Since its formation in 2011, the board has focused on two primary goals: collaboration among member of the core industries it serves; and facilitating essential aquaculture research.“The opportunity for growth is there, both in the production of the fish and seafood products, as well as the soy and other feedstocks,” said Bayliss. “We are doing some great work to help that growth along so that both farmers and consumers can reap the benefits.”To learn more about aquaculture, visit the Soy Aquaculture Alliance at www.soyaquaalliance.com.To learn more about OSC’s improved soybean meal technology developed for the aquaculture industry visit www.enzomeal.org.last_img read more

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Survey Finds Small Businesses Doubled Their Twitter Usage in 2010

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market In honor of its fifth birthday, Twitter has just released an astonishing set of numbers chronicling the adoption of the microblogging service. It took Twitter three years, two months and one day to get from its first Tweet to its billionth, and the company now sees an average of 140 million Tweets per day.It should be no surprise then that Twitter’s increasing popularity has led to expanded efforts by small businesses to use Twitter as part of their local marketing efforts. According to a recent report from BIA/Kelsey and ConStat, Twitter usage by small businesses more than doubled between the third quarter of 2009 and the end of 2010. Usage of traditional print yellow pages, the survey points out, remains unchanged. Now, nearly one in five small businesses use Twitter. That’s still behind other social media marketing efforts; 48% of respondents say they use Facebook, for example.The increasing Twitter usage by small businesses accompanies other online efforts. More than a third of respondents say they’ve increased their usage of social media and online advertising over the past year, and almost 50% say they plan to increase this further in the next year.The survey also found that younger businesses were most active in social media and least active in traditional media. Businesses less than seven years old were more likely to use Twitter, for example, and less likely to advertise in the Yellow Pages. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#biz#tips center_img audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Class App: Can Smartphones Make Students Pay Attention?

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology lauren orsini Ah, college — also known as “the most expensive wi-fi connection you’ll ever have.” The modern classroom is alive with the clicking of laptops and tapping of smart phones, and it’d be naive to think their owners are just dutifully taking notes. Enter a new breed of educational apps that aim to re-engage those same students via the smartphones that distract them. These student response apps run on students’ personal smartphones to turn class lectures into a two-way dialogue. Students can use the apps to participate in class lectures, discussions and even competitions, all without looking up from their phones.How They Can WorkJason Bazylak, a University of Toronto lecturer in mechanical engineering, teaches one of the largest engineering courses on campus, with more than 1,000 freshmen in stadium seating. To make participation less intimidating, Bazylak requires his students to download and use Top Hat in class. “It takes a lot of courage to raise your hand and shout out questions in a group that big,” he told ReadWrite. “I wanted to support the quiet students who might not speak up otherwise.”Top Hat lets Bazylak modify and tweak his lecture in real time. After each subject segment, Bazylak uses the app to text the class a multiple-choice question they can answer on their cell phones. If 96% or more of the class gets it right, he moves on to the next topic. If they don’t, he continues on the same topic until he’s certain the class has grasped it.The app also lets students text questions to Bazylak’s teaching assistant to help guide the discussion. Sometimes, his assistant simply texts answers back. If the question is a frequent one, however, he shares it with Bazylak for him to lecture on. Bazylak said these student driven questions end up compiled as a study guide before tests. I found Bazylak through Top Hat’s highlighted success stories page. The professor said he wasn’t compensated for his testimonial. This June, he’ll attend the Canadian Engineering Education Convention to present a paper on his use of the relatively new app. Saturated ResponseTop Hat joins a market saturated with similar products. Poll Everywhere claims to have 100,000 educators as customers, which just might make it the current market leader. eClicker Presenter delivers class results after every session. Socrative, still in beta, teaches through mobile games. All of these apps offer roughly the same functions, including options to present students with quizzes, polls, and discussion questions during class for real time learning and instantaneous feedback. All without requiring students or teachers to spend much — sometimes any — money on software or equipment.Top Hat, for instance, costs students roughly $20 a semester; Bazylak requires them to buy it the same way he might require purchase of a textbook.No Reply At AllMobile response apps aim to shift student in-class activity from raised hands to lowered phones. But they don’t do anything to minimize the original distraction. If anything, they might make it easier to get away with texting and gaming during class.It’s also difficult to tell if response systems are effective for student engagement. A 2008 study at the University of Toronto polled 715 students about whether or not they felt that response systems — that is, hand-held clickers; this was way before smartphones were as common as they are today — were effective for learning. About half didn’t think they helped. A cursory glance at dozens of related studies reveals similarly lukewarm results.Bazylak told me that while response apps work for him, they’re not a magic bullet. “It’s not learning in a box, it’s a tool,” he said. “Some lecturers aren’t as welcoming to questions as others. The tool is only as conducive to learning as the lecturer will allow it to be.”There’s another place where students can turn lectures into two-way discussions — the Internet, with its forums, wikis, message boards, and search engines that provide instantaneous answers to whatever students need to know. The bigger question raised by response apps, in fact, might be whether it’s the lecture hall itself whose days might be numbered.Photo courtesy of The University of Iowa Libraries on Flickr, CC 2.0 Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#App#education last_img read more

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Mixed Success

first_img@Eden_RichardsAustralia have made the perfect start to their Mixed Open campaign, downing New Zealand 9-6 in an exciting contest at Sunshine Coast Stadium.The win puts the Aussies up 1-0 in their best of three Trans Tasman Series, but they did not have it all their own way as the Kiwis mounted a late second-half comeback.The match may have opened up in the second stanza, but it was a tight low-scoring affair in the first half as both teams put up huge defensive efforts.Adam Pryde opened the scoring for Australia in the 4th minute, giving his side the perfect start to the match after an even first few minutes.The Aussies doubled their lead just a minute later, with Elin Mortimer crossing after being left unmarked on the left wing to make it 2-0.New Zealand had the better field position for the next 10 minutes, but resolute defence from Australia turned back raid after raid from the Kiwis.It looked as if New Zealand wouldn’t be able to take advantage of their dominant field position heading into half-time, but that all changed when they crossed for a touchdown one minute from the break.Danyon Morgan-Puterangi took advantage of an overlap to dive over, giving New Zealand some reward for their time in Australia’s half.But Australia hit back on the half-time hooter, with Leah Opie-Lukins scoring courtesy of an excellent cut-out ball from Michael Singh.It left the score sitting at 3-1 at the break and the Aussies extended their lead two minutes into the second half when Opie-Lukins crossed for her second.But New Zealand soon replied, scoring a touchdown on the right through Rahera Rauwhero to make the score 4-2 with 15 minutes to play.New Zealand’s Tina Ashworth crossed in the 28th minute to cut the scoreline to 4-3 and make Australia nervous, but seconds later Australian Jayden Benbow scored to restore the two-touchdown lead.With 10 minutes to play James Blackwood crossed for his first, giving Australia a 6-3 lead and some breathing room.Benbow then added another touchdown to his name and it was becoming clear that it would be the Aussies’ night as they jumped to a 7-3 lead.But the Kiwis would not lie down without a fight, crossing in the 34th minute through Mackenzie Haugh to keep his side alive.Yet it seemed whatever New Zealand could do, the Australians could do better, with Zara Nicholas replying in the 35th minute to give her side an 8-4 lead.But the Kiwis soon got a reply of their own, with Morgan-Puterangi crossing for his second touchdown of the night as the game began to open up.New Zealand made it two touchdowns in a row late in the match when Nicole Drummond crossed, but the Kiwis left their run too late and their hopes of securing a come from behind win were all but gone when Justin Costello scored for Australia to make it 9-6 to the home side.That’s how it stayed as Australia secured a vital win over their biggest rivals.Australia 9 (Opie-Lukins 2, Benbow 2, Blackwood, Costello, Nicholas, Mortimer, Pryde touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 6 (Morgan-Puterangi 2, Rauwhero, Ashworth, Drummond, Haugh touchdowns)Related LinksMixed Successlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Stock Market reacts positively to Man Utd axing Mourinho

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Stock Market reacts positively to Man Utd axing Mourinhoby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United made money despite having to pay Jose Mourinho an estimated £18m by sacking him, according to a football finance expert.The stock market reacted “positively” to Mourinho’s dismissal on Tuesday with the club’s value increasing by £170m, Kieran Maguire, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, said.”They’ve probably made money by sacking him,” he added. “He [Mourinho] was turning into a toxic brand for the club,” Maguire told Sky Sports News. “The opportunity to have someone in who could be a bit more media friendly, have a positive impact on commercial sponsors and advertisers – the stock market likes the idea of that.”Manchester United, their success in the stock market and as a commercial entity, is very much based on delivering trophies on the pitch. They can’t go for a sustained time without that.””Manchester United is the world’s biggest sports brand and everyone wants to be associated with that because the club is associated with success,” he said.”The gloss of the moderate success Jose Mourinho achieved was beginning to dust slightly.” last_img read more

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7 hours ago​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contenders

first_img​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contendersby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has rejected talk about them being title contenders.City are flying high in the Premier League, as they have emerged as the third best side in the league after Liverpool and Manchester City.But Rodgers knows that it is still a very early part of the season, and he does not think they have the depth to challenge for the title.He told reporters: “Yes [it is crazy to label Leciester as title contenders]. Everyone recognises that Liverpool and Manchester City are the top two teams. There is a group behind those.”We can’t forget what our objective was at the start of the season, that’s why we don’t get carried away with it.”We’re nine games in, we’ve made a very good start, and since we’ve worked together from February, the players have accumulated a lot of points and performed very well.”We’re very much at the beginning of where we want to go to and it’s a very long season. It’s been a very good start but there are lots of really good teams in the league.”I see the next game. That’s all I see. Football is very difficult to forecast.”I’m not one, especially now with more experience, I’m not one to forecast ahead over five games, 10 games, looking at so many points. Our focus is on the next game. That’s what’s most important for us.”Leicester last won the league against all odds in the 2015-2016 season. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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UConn Was Going To Win That Game

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Allison McCann Move over John Wooden, you’re no longer the only college basketball coach with 10 national championships. Connecticut just won its tenth national title, completing a perfect record of 10 NCAA championship appearances and 10 wins.When the tournament started, our March Madness predictions model gave UConn a 74 percent chance of winning the title. That figure went as high as 86 percent before the national championship game against Notre Dame Tuesday night, which the Huskies won 63 to 53.We were initially shocked by UConn’s projected success, enough to make us go back and adjust our model, which gave St. Francis College a mere 1 in 2.5 million chance of beating the Huskies in the first round. But as the tournament progressed, we continued to watch closely and research UConn’s stats, and came to understand just how dominant this team really was.Emergency Hot Takedown Podcast: UConn’s Dominance and Auriemma vs. Wooden In the average regular-season UConn game, the Huskies were winning by 25 points at halftime, and they were ahead at the half by an average of 18 points in the tournament. Tuesday’s championship game was a little different: UConn was held to an 8-point lead at the half, thanks to Notre Dame’s strong offensive and defensive rebounding, 10 and 14, compared to UConn’s 8 and 11.But even Notre Dame’s strongest showing was no match for the best offense in the country — Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 apiece Tuesday. Nor could the Irish get through the best defense in the country, led by forward and now three-time Most Outstanding Player award-winner Breanna Stewart, who had 15 rebounds in the game.Perhaps more importantly, we knew going into Tuesday’s game that UConn was twice as good as Notre Dame. Their matchup was still the best rivalry in women’s college basketball — but it’s hard to call it much of a rivalry when the Irish’s chances of upsetting UConn were 14 percent.Here’s a look back at our model’s predictions for the Huskies, which never fell below 74 percent at any point in the tournament:Round of 64: 74 percent chance to win the championship.Round of 32: 76 percent.Sweet 16: 77 percent.Elite Eight: 82 percent.Final Four: 79 percent.Finals: 86 percent.Tuesday night, 10:30 p.m.: 100 percent. read more

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Football Nick Bosa following in footsteps of older brother

Ohio State junior defensive lineman Nick Bosa answers questions from the media at Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Aug. 28, 2018. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorNick Bosa faced high expectations before even touching the field at Ohio State.A five-star prospect ranked No. 8 nationally in the class according to the 24/7 Sports composite rankings, Bosa was already anticipated to be a future star for the Buckeyes on statistics alone.However, more than any ranking ever did, Bosa’s brother, Joey, a two-time All American, No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, made Nick the most hyped up defensive player that Ohio State has had in recent memory.In an interview with NFL Network in January, Joey Bosa said he never felt he had to give his younger sibling any tips for the college game. “He really doesn’t need any help. He’s an absolute monster. I think he’s light years ahead of any spot I ever got to in college,” Joey Bosa said. “Once he gets his full reign this year, people will understand what he’s capable of, which is, it’s going to be pretty scary to watch.”In his two seasons for the Buckeyes, Nick Bosa, a junior defensive end, has proved worthy of the hype his brother Joey had continued to give.Now, a season removed from being named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, the expectations are higher than ever.Nick Bosa has been compared to his brother since his college career began, and his junior season will be no exception.In Joey Bosa’s final year at Ohio State, he often faced double teams from opponents, lowering his stats from his first-team All-American season in 2014 and allowing for other players on the defensive line to make plays.When asked if he expects a similar situation this year, Nick Bosa said if teams decide to double-team him, it will be a mistake.“I think right off the bat, with all the hype that people are making up about me … I’ll probably get the double teams and the chips and stuff like that,” Nick Bosa said. “But once Chase [Young] is coming off the other edge and Dre’Mont [Jones] is on the other side rushing three-tick, if they slide to me, then it’s just going to be a sack.”Young, a sophomore defensive end, was named a co-starter along with junior Jonathon Cooper, and will be given a chance to take advantage of being on the opposite side of Bosa this season.In Joey Bosa’s final year for the Buckeyes, both defensive ends Tyquan Lewis and Sam Hubbard found success while Bosa was double-covered, accounting for 14.5 sacks to Bosa’s five.Nick Bosa could see a similar drop in stats this season, but said it is not a worry in his mind.“My No. 1 goal is to win a national championship, and, however we get there, I know I’m going to be a contributing factor if I’m out there,” Bosa said. “I’m not dying to get big numbers, I want to make plays and help my team that way.”Whether or not Nick Bosa gets double-teamed this season, this could be the year that he is in control, after the Buckeyes lost players like Hubbard and Lewis to the NFL Draft this offseason.With the anticipation higher than ever and the pressure to perform at its peak, Nick Bosa, a newly named captain for Ohio State, is ready to play.When asked how many snaps he is expecting this season, Bosa kept it simple.“However many I can handle.” read more

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Salah injury update

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the club are currently doing everything possible to make Mohamed Salah available for their upcoming game against Everton in the Premier LeagueOn the back of their convincing 3-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League, Liverpool will now face local rivals Everton for the Merseyside derby.Klopp’s side will be looking to secure the three points on Saturday as they look to maintain their place in the top four in the league standings with the decisive second leg against City coming up next.However, one concerning factor for Liverpool is Salah, who had to leave the pitch in the win over City and Klopp has now shared an update on his status.“We are trying everything to make him available,” said Klopp, according to the Express.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“There are still 24 hours to go. So let’s see.”The well publicised bus incident that took place when the Liverpool supporters attacked the City players as they made their way to Anfield has left even Klopp lost for words.“It’s so strange. You go with your own bus through the crowd and it feels fantastic and it’s great.” said the German.“It’s support, it’s passion. We come into the stadium and the first thing I heard was they had smashed the bus of Manchester City and it kills everything.“You can’t feel it anymore. You give everyone the opportunity to do something good and because of a few idiots it might never happen again.”last_img read more

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