Police dog sniffs out $10 million worth of drugs

first_imgChicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — A police dog helped officers in Chicago recover more than 1,500 pounds of narcotics with an estimated street value in excess of $10 million.The dog smelled the drugs during a traffic stop, and Chicago Police Department officers discovered the stash quickly thereafter, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.The pickup truck that contained the contraband was stopped around 7 p.m. on June 21 in the 14200 block of Menard Avenue, in south suburban Midlothian, according to ABC Chicago station WLS-TV.The drugs likely were en route to California, and the driver was arrested and charged with possessing more than 5,000 grams of cannabis, police said.The suspect, Jason Tanner, 42, of Lakehead, California, appeared in court June 22 and his bail was set at $50,000, WLS reported. He’s being held at Cook County Jail and due back in court July 10.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

U-19 one-day title due to team work, says Persaud

first_imgBy Rajiv BisnauthA TOTAL team effort was the key ingredient in Guyana’s five-wicket win over the Windward Islands on Sunday in the final of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Under-19 tournament, claims captain Travis Persaud. Speaking to media operatives yesterday after the team’s arrival at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Persaud lauded his players for their commitment and hard work throughout the game and more so the entire tournament.“This win was a total team effort in every way. We did well in all departments and the way we executed our plans also contributed well for our success. As I said before we departed Guyana knowing that we have a strong team in order to defend our titles.“We didn’t perform so well in the three-day, but we bounced back nicely in the one-day,” Persaud said.Persaud credited the entire team for their performance but acknowledged that the senior players were their main weapons for success.“Everybody did their part, everyone did what was expected of them, everybody acted in the capacity they were chosen to act on, and everybody gave a hundred percent, and in the end we came out successful,” Persaud pointed out.Also on hand to congratulate the players were Director of Sport Christopher Jones, president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Drubahadur, Marketing manager Raj Singh, chairman of the GCB’s Competitions Committee Colin Europe and chairman of the senior selectors Rayon Griffith.Jones in his remarks congratulated the team for their success on behalf on the Guyana government and by extension the National Sport Commission (NSC).The Director of Sport urged the players to continue the winning habit, adding that their success is a demonstration that the efforts of their trainer and coaches have definitely paid the dividends.He implored the youngsters to continue to be humble, and at the same time continue to develop as Guyanese best cricketers, with the ultimate aim to represent the West Indies.Drubahadur lauded the players for their success.Guyana finished second in the points standing at the end of the seven-team round-robin series. In an invited comment coach Adrian Amsterdam indicated that the players were determined to play as true champions.He added “It was a very professional performance. If you look at the whole tournament then, everyone did contribute: the bowlers bowled well, there were some good batting innings, and the fielding was good too.”“So credit goes to the entire bunch of boys for their professional approach. I always believed that we had the talent to finish on top,” Amsterdam pointed out.The Guyanese were dethroned by Trinidad and Tobago in the three-day competition.last_img read more

Man remanded in custody after theft of €17,000 jeep at Divers Hyundai, Letterkenny

first_imgA man has been remanded in custody following a break-in to a leading Donegal car showroom during which a jeep worth €17,000 was stolen.Thomas McDonagh, aged 39, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with theft and criminal damage today. McDonagh, of Letterkenny but with an address at Castelrea Prison, applied to the court to be released o bail.However, bail was refused by Judge Paul Kelly on the grounds that McDonagh had already taken two bench warrants, the seriousness of the charges and the “strong evidence” in the case.The case relates to an incident on Saturday morning during which there was a break-in to Diver’s Hyundai garage at Canal Road.Considerable damage was caused to the premises and a jeep was stolen during the break-in which happened around 2.30am.Owner of Divers Hyundai, Mr Terence Diver, was in court for the short hearing.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, asked for the case to be adjourned until May 20th for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.Judge Kely agreed to the adjournment and ordered the accused to appear by video-link.Divers Hyundai at Canal Road in Letterkenny.Man remanded in custody after theft of €17,000 jeep at Divers Hyundai, Letterkenny was last modified: May 8th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DiversHyundaijeepletterkennytheftlast_img read more

Corning Cardinals gear up for fall, 2017

first_imgCorning >> Sports at Corning High is closing fast with the release of the fall sports schedule by schools officials this week. The football team will open its season during week zero at upper division Enterprise, which boasted an 8-2 junior varsity record last year. The Hornets also return one of the most explosive dual-threat quarterbacks from a year ago in incoming junior and multi-sport athlete Leslie Cummings. Corning, coached by John Studer, is coming off an 8-3 and opening-round exit in …last_img

Darwin’s Prognosticators

first_imgScientists at Rockefeller University think they can one-up Darwin.  According to Science Daily, they think they can predict evolution’s next best move.  Evolution is supposed to be aimless, so it is not clear how they think they can predict chance or decide what is best.  The dubious nature of their quest, however, is only exceeded by the chutzpah in their hype:Biologists today are doing what Darwin thought impossible.  They are studying the process of evolution not through fossils but directly, as it is happening.  Now, by modeling the steps evolution takes to build, from scratch, an adaptive biochemical network, biophysicists Eric D. Siggia and Paul Francois at Rockefeller University have gone one step further.  Instead of watching evolution in action, they show that they can predict its next best move.    In Darwinian evolution, even the slightest, infinitesimal beginnings can lead to tools as complex as the human eye.  But how do innovations like these get started and propagated by natural selection when their raw material is merely individual random genetic mutations?  By looking at the series of mutations in evolutionary space, Siggia, head of the Laboratory of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Paul Francois, a postdoc in his lab, now provide a computational answer to one of Darwin’s biggest questions.They generated an algorithm that, “like Darwinian evolution, showed no mercy.”  Only the fittest networks were allowed to survive and reproduce.  Apparently it did not occur to them that the algorithm they wrote was doing the selecting by intelligent design:Francois and Siggia found that certain mutations automatically increased a network’s fitness and thus were immediately selected.  “When you look at systems like the eye or structures like the human spinal cord, you think how could these have evolved from a simple network,” says Francois.  In their current study, Siggia and Francois looked at how a complex biochemical network could evolve, and an answer came together: It is built through a specific series of mutations that is repeated over and over again, from scratch, every time they restart their simulations.    “So this is really the idea,” says Francois.  “From one step to the next, you know, more or less, evolution’s next best move.  In our simulations, that’s what we see.”But can you really get something for nothing?  William Dembski proved in No Free Lunch that no evolutionary algorithm works better than blind search when intelligently-inserted auxiliary information from the side door is disqualified from the algorithm (09/04/2008 and 11/18/2002 commentaries).  When you see an evolutionary simulation making progress toward a goal, you can be sure of one thing: someone’s cheating.Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week would not do justice to the insanity of this article, so this new original cartoon of the Bearded Buddha, drawn for CEH by Brett Miller, is awarded for a more appropriate level of disgrace (click cartoon for larger version, complete with sacrifices).  If Obama and Biden get their way, public school students will line up at the shrine and make their offerings.  Now, quickly, for your mental health, read the next entry (11/03/2008).(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

For real industrial internet insight: don’t just capture data, use it

first_imgIt’s not about more data, but more effective use of dataOur approach at GE has been to create an Industrial Internet Controls System (IICS) that reliably, safely and securely connects thousands of machines at scale to the power of the cloud and brings computing to the edge in the plant and at the machine. IICS is designed as an out-of-the-box bridge for industrial assets to the full computing power of GE’s Predix platform, which we built as an operating system specifically for industry. The system consists of a flexible combination of intelligent controllers, I/O modules, secure cloud connectivity, advanced analytics software, and apps. For example, connected controls could enable an app running a turbine to check the price of electricity and adjust speed when the price was at an optimal level. A traditional control would have run the machine at a predetermined speed with no knowledge of outside factors that drive profitability, but the new paradigm creates greater efficiency by optimizing operations based on analysis of dynamic external factors.Another example would be a gas-fired power plant. Industrial Internet automated controls can canvass the information on the performance and operating conditions of every single machine in the plant, as well as market conditions such as costs, pricing, supply from other electricity sources and demand response. They know if the power supply from wind farms and solar photovoltaic sources is surging or ebbing and whether demand is high or low. They can forecast pricing and the additional revenue that would accrue from stepping up production and set it against the cost regarding wear and tear of parts and future maintenance expense. They can do this with the utmost precision because digital twin models provide precise information on the health and performance of every asset in the plant.This new-generation nervous system for industry goes beyond Big Data by allowing the best allocation of data processing between the cloud and the edge based on the speed of response and precision of insights. It also enables different industrial assets to talk together and design optimal coordinated responses, and it combines data and forecasts about machines, the physical environment, and the economic environment. The benefits to industrial companies and their customers are substantial: a shift to predictive maintenance, sharp reductions in malfunctions and unplanned downtime, greater efficiency, productivity, and reliability, lower costs and higher revenues. The extent of these benefits, and the speed at which they can accrue depends crucially on the efficiency of the Industrial Internet controls system.The author is president and CEO of GE Automation & Controls Tags:#featured#GE#IIoT#industrial internet controls#Industrial Internet of Things#Internet of Things#IoT#top 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Industrial operators already have mountains of data and its only getter bigger. A recent report by GE and Accenture found that for 80 to 90 percent of companies, Big Data analytics is among the top three priorities, and 76 percent expect their investment to increase over the next year. Data holds powerful answers for industries across the spectrum — from energy to health care to transportation and beyond — to increase productivity, improve the customer experience and open doors to new technologies and revenue streams.To get there, we need more than just data collection. Industry needs to be able to use data better and faster for smarter operating decisions, which is the promise of the Industrial Internet of Things. The pathway to this next stage of industrial productivity is through the individual machines from wind turbines to MRI machines to turbines, and more specifically through their control devices.The industrial internet is like a human bodyA functioning and connected nervous system play the key role in allowing us to operate efficiently by responding to our environment extremely fast, even unthinkingly. In this analogy, machine controls are the nervous system of the Industrial Internet. Traditional control systems, however, are woefully inadequate for realizing the full potential of the Industrial Internet. Traditional controls operate on a simple closed loop, act on a fixed schedule or respond to a very limited set of environmental data. They are self-contained, with limited or no interaction with other industrial systems. Currently, companies with traditional control systems can only utilize about three percent of data from industrial assets. Think about that: Just three percent.The next wave of industrial productivity growth will come from turning that data into automated operational decisions driven by machine analytics. We need controls at the machine level to be not just smart, as in collecting and processing data locally, but to be connected. Connected controls can utilize the reams of local data by funneling it through the analytical and computing power of the cloud and back down with specific decisions, in real time. They need to do this in addition to performing the same reliable, deterministic control that we all rely upon. Jim Walsh The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… Related Posts Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu…last_img read more

INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES THE SPACE BETWEEN AT WHISTLER

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: IndieCan Entertainment has acquired the Canadian distribution rights to Amy Jo Johnson’s debut feature film THE SPACE BETWEEN, which is in competition and having its Western Canadian festival premiere at this years Whistler Film Festival. IndieCan Entertainment will release the film theatrically in Spring 2017 following its run on the festival circuit. .Click the image below to read the full press release Facebook Twitterlast_img

Smallscale Target opens today in Ocean Beach after much debate

first_img July 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 17, 2019 Small-scale Target opens today in Ocean Beach after much debate Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After years of debate and opposition, a small-scale target opens today in the middle of the laid-back community of Ocean Beach.KUSI’s Dan Plante has been following the development from the beginning; he went down to the new Target in Ocean Beach for more.last_img read more