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COVID-19 Update: Florida Surpasses 200,000 Confirmed Cases

first_imgAccording to the Department of Health, there were 200,111 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Saturday morning. The number of cases rose by 10,059 from the previous day.At least 3,832 people have died from COVID-19 in Florida, as 18 new deaths were reported overnight. The youngest death recorded in the state is an 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County.Palm Beach County: 16,836 cases-542 deaths-Men: 8,324; Women: 8,313-1,914 hospitalizations-687 new reported cases since Saturday-1 new reported death since SaturdayBroward County: 21,239 cases-412 deaths-Men: 10,273, Women: 10,564-2,333 hospitalizations-1,664 new reported cases since Saturday-3 new reported deaths since Saturday Miami-Dade County: 47,011 cases-1,043 deaths-Men: 23,316, Women: 23,077-4,175 hospitalizations-2,282 new reported cases since Saturday-5 new reported deaths since SaturdayTesting in Florida:-Total Tests: 2,202,095-Positive: 200,011-Negative: 2,000,088-Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 9.1%last_img read more

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Benjamin Mendy helps homeless man in Manchester by handing him a jersey

first_imgAdvertisement pvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2yvgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre El2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5n2ykyWould you ever consider trying this?😱8h9Can your students do this? 🌚1c7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Benjamin Mendy , the Manchester City left-back was on a dinner outing with a few of his teammates to Rio Ferdinand’s restaurant – Rosso when he encountered a homeless man that needed help and the Frenchman was kind enough to do his part.Advertisement Since Mendy wasn’t carrying any cash on him, all he could do was hand the homeless guy a City jersey that was in his car.Advertisement Speaking to Manchester Evening news, Mendy explained the act : “I was walking past Rosso restaurant and I saw a homeless man who asked me for change.“I said I didn’t have any, but knew there was a footballer inside that might be able to help.Advertisement “I saw Benjamin Mendy as he was leaving Rosso Restaurant last night. He got into a car and was being driven and stopped to take some photos for the press.“As they were about to drive off, a homeless man went to go and ask him for some change, but Mendy said he only had his card and said instead he would give him his shirt.“I don’t think the homeless guy had a clue what was happening, but one of the paparazzi bought the shirt off him – so I guess he got the money he needed.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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High School field hockey season starts with playday Saturday in Castlegar

first_imgThe exhibition games are the first of the season for the field hockey stars.The L.V. Rogers Bombers play a trio of games Saturday starting at 9 a.m.The Bombers then take to the pitch at 12:15 p.m. before concluding the day with a game at 3 p.m.The B.C. High School AA Field Hockey Championships go November 2-4 in [email protected] While the volleyball players are bump and spike in Trail and Creston, respectively, the field hockey stars of the pitch begin the 2011 B.C. High School season with a playday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.last_img read more

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Update: Walkers return to safety following assistance from Donegal Mountain Rescue

first_imgTwo walkers have been returned to safety following a callout to the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team (DMRT) on Friday. At 7pm this evening, the DMRT responded to the call on the Bluestack Mountains.The team was dispatched when a callout was made from lost walkers on the Donegal mountain.  Update: Walkers return to safety following assistance from Donegal Mountain Rescue was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Giants mailbag: Assessing Bumgarner’s current trade value, when a rebuild will start

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are 17-23 and already 8.5 games out in the National League West, but they’re shaping up to be one of the most interesting clubs to follow this summer.New president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is motivated to build a winner sooner rather than later, and the July 31 trade deadline represents a significant day for the organization. The Giants have a handful of assets at the major league level who can provide much-needed help for playoff contenders, so Zaidi will …last_img read more

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H-DNL football: Week 11 preview

first_imgThe final week of the regular season is here.Del Norte High can clinch its first Big 4 Conference title with a win at home over Eureka on Friday.If the Loggers bring an upset with them on the bus to Crescent City, the Big 4 will be decided Saturday afternoon at the home of the Crusaders when St. Bernard’s takes on Fortuna.Over the in the Little 4, Ferndale will look to complete a conference sweep when it takes on McKinleyville Friday night while Arcata and Hoopa Valley will go head to head …last_img read more

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Magicians through the Looking Glass

first_imgA leading origin-of-life researcher passed away last month: Leslie Orgel.  Gerald Joyce paid him tribute in Nature.1  Orgel worked closely with other famous origin-of-life people like Stanley Miller, and was a leader in the “RNA world” scenario for the origin of life.  Joyce appreciated his rigid empiricism:Although Orgel was a theoretician, he always demanded that theory be subject to rigorous experimental validation.  This, he felt, was especially true in the field of the origins of life, where “theories are a dime a dozen and facts are in short supply”.  He took great pleasure in a positive result, to the point of rooting for the pen on a graph-plotter during chromatography experiments.  But he also delighted in negative results, because they pushed him to devise new hypotheses.  This, of course, is the way scientists are supposed to behave, but Orgel was one of the few who actually did so.Joyce found it refreshing that Orgel would readily criticize his own favorite hypothesis:Following the discovery of catalytic RNA, Orgel continued to pursue the RNA-world hypothesis as both a strong proponent and a tough critic.  He pointed out that the notion of an RNA world hardly solves the problem of the origins of life, and suggested that RNA was preceded by some other genetic material, just as DNA and protein were preceded by RNA.  Many of his later publications concerned experimental studies of possible pre-RNA-world molecules.At this point, Joyce took a swipe at another group of critics of origin-of-life theories: His theories brought him into conflict with creationists, who sometimes quoted Orgel out of context, pointing to his admitted uncertainty about life’s origins as if this were a failing of the scientific approach.  It was, of course, typical of Orgel and of the best practice of science.  He had no time for proponents of ‘intelligent design’, and avoided those prone to magical thinking.Since these critics included PhD biochemist Duane Gish and others with impeccable credentials who launched their criticisms specifically at the lack of rigor in such hypothesis, one is left wondering who was engaging in “magical thinking.”1.  Gerald Joyce, “Obituary: Leslie Orgel (1927?2007),” Nature 450, 627 (29 November 2007) | doi:10.1038/450627a.Gerald Joyce, still smarting from the other Darwin Party wizards who used their magic against him (02/15/2007), is no one to teach us about science vs magic.  The whole RNA World scenario is nothing but a stage for magicians to entertain gullible patrons.  If he has no time for creationists, does he have time for fellow OOL researcher Steve Benner?  Benner warned about the intractable problem of getting ribose (an essential sugar for RNA, ribo-nucleic acid), and criticized those who invoke “genetic takeovers” for pre-RNA chemistry (see 11/05/2004) like some magic wand.    The charge that creationists would quote Orgel out of context is a common dodge, like throwing a smoke bomb and running away.  Prove it.  Doesn’t this just mean that Joyce is mad creationists effectively used quotations from a hostile witness to buttress their arguments that a chance origin of life is impossible?  Prosecutors do that all the time; that is not quoting out of context, it is making your case wisely.  When a hostile witness admits a key point it doesn’t matter if he still believes his story or not; the truth is out, and the jury takes note.    Irrespective of any noble intentions of researchers like Orgel to maintain an air of empirical rigor, at what point do investigations into impossible scenarios become indistinguishable from alchemy?  The alchemists had arguably more experimental rigor behind their hypotheses than the OOL schools.  Joyce pasted the label “best practice of science” on the modern OOL foolery but it won’t stick.  It is a logical fallacy to assume that goal-oriented research, conducted via intelligent design in modern labs, can teach us anything about what chance might have done in the unobservable past.  Joyce could use a little more intelligent discernment.  Magician, don’t fool thyself.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Too wet and too dry in different parts of the state

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy Rodefer, Preble Co.Things are pretty decent. We’ve been getting a lot of field work done. We have been getting rain periodically in small amounts — anywhere from two- or three-tenths to a half inch at a time in the last two weeks.On the seed side of my business I still have several guys who are not done planting beans yet. There are small pockets where it has just been too wet. Everyone has been complaining that the corn stalks aren’t drying out in this area.A lot of the smaller guys were waiting for ideal conditions and we just haven’t had them. There is a small area just east of here and they catch every rain. They just can’t get dried out. But still, if you go south of Eaton, there have been some really dry spots down there.We got most of our sidedressing done and we should be done with that this week. We are getting ready to put some fungicide on our corn and we have been trying to spray some of the early-planted soybeans.We had enough rainfall through the planting season that it really helped things get out of the ground. We were pretty fortunate to get some of those rains so the ground didn’t get hard. As far as replant goes, there is not too much in this area. I don’t think we have the best crop I ‘ve ever seen or anything, but we do have good stands for the most part in corn and beans. All we need now is moisture to carry us through.We did find cutworm in soybeans, which is very unusual. They were cutting some beans off but not bad enough to replant. We did spray there. There was a field of no-till corn in the area with slugs that had to be replanted in a few small areas.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

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Paper, Bricks & Cash Will Die: The Inevitable Evolution Of Local Commerce

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#e-commerce#mobile advertising#Mobile Ecosystem#Mobile Payments#online shopping#retail#retailers The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Guest author Landy Ung is CEO and co-founder of 8coupons.No matter where in the world you go, you remain tied to some latitude/longitude position in time and space. This is what makes local media and local commerce so powerful and the reason why real-time, on-demand services delivered via smartphone are becoming so important.Already, if you’re in New York City, you can Uber (on-demand car service) yourself to the airport, eBay Now laundry detergent from Target, Jetsetter Tonight yourself a quick weekend getaway and even Zeel yourself a massage at 10pm before you go to bed.What A Local-Commerce-Enabled World Would Look LikeSoon enough, location-based platforms will enable us to Uber (or Seamless) a pizza from our favorite Joe’s Pizza to enjoy while having a picnic in the park. While you’re munching your slice of Joe’s in the park, perhaps you might want to simultaneously Zeel yourself a massage too?Better yet, how about OkCupid/Match Mobile-ing yourself a date with the gal/guy sitting on the bench across from you? If that works out, you may not need that Zeel after all, and you might want to extend the date and OLO (mobile payments/ordering) “Groupon-discounted” theater tickets to a Broadway show. (If nothing else, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason did a phenomenal job making it OK to use a coupon on a first date.)There will eventually be an Uber for everything local. Consumers will be able to Uber a plumber, Uber a place to live (Airbnb or Zillow style), Uber a ZocDoc, Uber a hairdresser, the list goes on… But all that’s only the beginning. Here are four more inevitabilities brought to you by local commerce:1. Paper becomes obsolete – except maybe toilet paper. The United States Postal Service will also become obsolete – or end up as Amazon’s express delivery unit. The telephone companies, traditional print media and direct-mail companies will have no choice but to go green and stop publishing/delivering their printed directories and circulars. Without the USPS, paper checks will also become obsolete.(See also ReadWrite’s coverage of paperless technology.)2. The arrival of self-service, location-based, deals-on-demand.  In the same way food trucks now use Twitter as a mobile coupon platform, local small businesses like Joe’s Pizza will finally adopt Groupon Now’s self-service vision. Joe will be able to promote deals to sell off the rest of his pepperoni slices at 3pm when the restaurant is empty. Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, etc. will launch (or acquire) self-service, location-based “Deals-on-Demand” direct marketing/couponing platforms.(See also 5 Reasons Foursquare Is Losing The Social Local Mobile Revolution.)3. Brick-and-mortar retailers become showrooms. Traditional physical retailers will jump on the local commerce bandwagon and embrace the role of showrooms for online and mobile purchases, or they will go out of business. Retail chains, together with startups like ShopRunner as well as some of the e-commerce giants will begin to make the model work for local retailers. Amazon Locker and Google’s Shopping Express and BufferBox will get real showrooms where customers can see and scan items for next day delivery. WalMart, eBay and others will follow suit.(See also Showrooming: 5 Ways Retailers Can Fight Back.)4. Cash becomes obsolete. Consumers will (finally) be able to pay for all local products and services by waving or tapping their mobile device. Cash will slowly wither and die.(For a different opinion, see also Mobile Payments’ Cashless Utopia is Not Coming Any Time Soon.)Joe’s Pizza mage courtesy of Rob Young/Flickr. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces landy unglast_img read more

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The Single Decision That Allowed Me to Put My Plan Into Action

first_imgThe decision to set my alarm clock for 5:00 a.m. in the morning was the decision that allowed me to put my bigger, longer term goals and plans into action.For years, I set my alarm clock for 6:30 a.m. Sometimes I even hit the snooze button. Occasionally, I’d hit the snooze button twice. When I finally left the bed, I’d take a shower and drive into the office. Because I didn’t get up very early, I didn’t go to sleep very early. I’d turn the lights off at 11:30 p.m. or midnight, getting six and a half or seven hours sleep.I decided to set the alarm for 5:00 a.m. so that I would have the first two hours of the day to work on my longer term goals and plans, knowing that once the work day started, there would be too little time. I wanted that time for myself, and I wanted the solitude so that I could create.No one wants your time at 5:00 AM. People are asleep. There are no work calls or meetings. If you keep your email closed, there are no interruptions. Those first two hours set the tone for your entire day. You can give your full attention and focus to your most important work. For me, that work was writing.The first few days it was very difficult to get up at five. I struggled to wake up, and I suffered in the late afternoons at work. After a few days, I started to fall asleep earlier. Eventually, my sleep fell into a pattern where I was asleep by 10:00 or 10:30 p.m. and up at 5:00 a.m.Waking up early allowed me to start writing by 5:15 a.m. every day. After brushing my teeth and grabbing a coffee, writing was the very first thing I did every day. I wasn’t a very good writer. I was a horrible editor. But the only way to become a better writer is to write, and that was my plan.The first day I woke up at 5:00 am was December 28th, 2009. Seven years and almost 2,800 posts later, I am up before my alarm, which is still set for 5:00 a.m. I am still writing and publishing here every day.What could you accomplish if you gave yourself the first two hours of your day?Would it be worth waking up from your dreams to actually pursue them?On December 28th, 2016, I made another decision. I decided to publish to YouTube daily. You can subscribe here.last_img read more

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