Big third quarter pushes Huskies past Panthers

first_imgZac Claus had 35 points, including seven 3-pointers, and the Fortuna Huskies boy’s basketball team stayed perfect in perfect in Big 5 Conference play with a 86-66 win over the McKinleyville Panthers, Tuesday night at McKinleyville High.Fortuna took a slim 38-35 lead into halftime of Tuesday’s win before an explosive third quarter saw the Huskies outscore the Panthers 30-9 to wrap up its fourth conference win of the season.Claus led the Huskies’ third quarter charge with 12 points in the …last_img read more

A’s announce special events for 2019; the 5 you don’t want to miss

first_imgOnce upon there was Bat Day. Only Bat Day. Then came Ball Day. Then Cap Day, then Helmet Day. Then (Your City Here) Night. Then came Picture Day, where you could snap photographs of players as they milled around between the foul lines and the grandstand.Anyone else jonesing for the ’70s right about now?It was a simpler time. Not necessarily perfect. I visited relatives in Southern California one summer. We went to a few Angels games. At one, I was too old to get a bat. At another, I was too …last_img read more

Glen Newcomer, Aug. 14

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have not been receiving significant rains in northwest Ohio. We are very dry and are in great need of rain. Hopefully this week we will get some. When you look at crop development most of our corn is in the R3 to R4 stage or almost ready to dent. The replant corn is of the greatest concern because the corn that was planted in early June is still pollinating. With the combination of heat and dry weather, the prospect for a normal crop on those acres is diminishing each day.So far in the month of August, we have only received a quarter inch of rain. Even though that is still better than nothing, we are getting dry very quickly.In regards to the soybeans, they continue to develop and progress but we have the same concerns as we do with the corn. The late replanted soybeans are shorter in stature and they also need rain to develop and mature. I believe we still have enough time in August and September for those acres to be very productive, but unless we get rain, the yield of those acres will be reduced.When you look at the potential for soybeans to retain and fill pods, we will be very dependent on rains in the next two weeks for normal crop development. For the year, our soybeans are weed free and leaf diseases are minimal. We treated most of our acres with foliar fertilizer, fungicide and insecticide. We also treated a majority of our corn acres with fungicides. We always want to be proactive in addressing those potential problems.As far as insects in the soybean crop, Japanese beetles were the predominate insect we were dealing with several weeks ago. Since we applied insecticide we really don’t have any insect issues now. I have not seen any aphids in the soybeans. Spider mites not will become an issue unless it continues to get drier. For the most part, the insects are controlled, the soybean pods are not being aborted, and we’re basically just waiting for rain.I believe the early-planted crops will have exceptional yield potential. I hope to have normal yields from the crops planted in May. The verdict is still out for our crops re-planted in June. At the end of the season I hope we can achieve an average crop. Only time will tell.last_img read more

Uber’s self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh goes live

first_imgRelated Posts Self-driving Volvo XC90 cars have entered into Uber’s taxi fleet, marking the first public ride-hailing test in the United States. The cars will be available to select customers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who will be able to ride in the cars for free.Uber has been testing cars in Pittsburgh for over a year, after poaching most of the robotics team from Carnegie Mellon University. Earlier this year, it brought the self-driving system onto public roads.See Also: Would it make sense for Tesla to buy Lyft?A driver and analyst will be inside all autonomous cars to monitor the car’s decision making and take control if the system fails. An early test by Engadget suggests that the self-driving system is quite sophisticated, making a lot of the decisions by itself, although it allegedly had more issues with bridges.Uber has pushed heavily into the self-driving world in the past few months, announcing a $300 million investment with Volvo and acquiring self-driving truck startup Otto for $680 million.It comes at a time when its main rival (and investor) Google is struggling to find a way to commercialize its own self-driving platform. The search giant has lost key executives, including Anthony Levandowski, who left to create Otto and now works at Uber, and Chris Urmson, one of the last core members of the project.Uber not wanting to leap into hardwareAnalysts are bullish on Uber’s chances in the self-driving world. It already has the largest ride-hailing platform in the world, and partnerships with Volvo mean it doesn’t need to build its own car.That said, as the self-driving market heats up, Uber might struggle to purchase cars from Ford and General Motors, which may lower the amount of self-driving cars it can have on the road in the short term.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is on the hunt for self-driving cars, saying that if Tesla were to announce a fully autonomous car, it would snap up half a million in one day. A bit of a harrowing statement to Uber drivers. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Tags:#autonomous cars#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Pittsburgh#ride-hailing#Self-Driving#top#Uber#Volvo center_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Marathi actor booked by Pune police for causing noise pollution on dahi handi

first_imgThe city police on Wednesday booked popular Marathi film actor Santosh Juvekar for allegedly creating noise pollution, obstructing traffic and misbehaving with the police during the dahi handi revelry in Pune’s Sahakar Nagar area earlier this week.The Sahakar Nagar police has also booked the head of the ‘Aranyeshwar Dahi Handi Utsav Mandal’ and two others including under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 143, 341, 283, 188, 34 of the Indian penal code (IPC) and Sections 5 and 5(a) of Noise Pollution Rules, 2000 along with Sections 135, 140 of the Bombay Police Act.Mr. Juvekar, however, has objected to the Pune police’s action against him, claiming he was not present in Pune.“How can the Pune police book me when I was at my home during dahi handi. Furthermore, my photos were illicitly used on the flex boards during a dahi handi event of which I have no knowledge of,” said the actor, adding that he would consider legal action against the mandal which organised the event.According to the police, the organisers defied police instructions to clear the road, causing authorities to slap charges against the mandal.As Mr. Juvekar’s name allegedly featured on the flexes, advertising him as a ‘chief guest’ at that event, the police booked him as well.“Although we have booked him [Mr. Juvekar], it is said he did not turn up for the event. We are investigating if the actor was present at the venue or not. In the event his absence is proven, we shall drop the charges,” said V. R. Puranik, Police Inspector, Sahakar Nagar Police station said.last_img read more

Judges Deny Chimpanzees ‘Personhood’

first_imgThree lawsuits filed last week that attempted to achieve “legal personhood” for four chimpanzees living in New York have been struck down. The suits, brought by the animal rights group the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), targeted two chimps on private property and two in a research lab at Stony Brook University in New York. They were the first step in a nationwide campaign to grant legal rights to a variety of animals.NhRP had spent 5 years honing its legal strategy. It picked what it thought would be the most favorable jurisdictions and petitioned the judges with a writ of habeas corpus, which allows a person being held captive to have a say in court. Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice W. Gerard Asher denied the writ for the Stony Brook chimpanzees, writing in a brief decision that the animals did not qualify for habeas corpus because they were not “persons.” Both chimps are used in locomotion research at the university in work that is attempting to shed light on the origin of bipedalism in humans. Asher did not meet with NhRP lawyers; he issued his decision via a court clerk.The other judges were more accommodating. Fulton County Supreme Court Justice Joseph Sise and Niagara County Supreme Court Justice Ralph Boniello both allowed NhRP lawyers to make oral arguments in the courtroom. “As an animal lover, I appreciate your work,” said Sise, who handled the case of a chimpanzee named Tommy living in cage on his owner’s property in Gloversville, according to an NhRP press release. The group made “a very strong argument,” Sise said, according to the release, but he did not agree that habeas corpus applied to chimpanzees. Boniello, who oversaw the case of a chimp named Kiko living on his owner’s property in Niagara Falls, said he did not want to be the first “to make that leap of faith” equating chimpanzees with human beings.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)NhRP Executive Director Natalie Prosin tells ScienceInsider that her group expected this outcome. “We were pleasantly surprised at how respectful the judges were, specifically the two that allowed us to have oral hearings,” she says. “We were thrilled to be able to do that. Now we have something on record that we can take to appeals court.” She says her group is now preparing those appeals, which she hopes will be heard in about a year.Richard Cupp, a law professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and a proponent of focusing on animal welfare rather than animal rights, was also not shocked by the outcome. “Animals are not persons, but that does not mean that abusing them is acceptable,” he writes in an e-mail. “Both humans and animals would be best served by placing a strong emphasis on human responsibility for humane treatment of animals rather than creating an artificial construct of animal personhood.”Before NhRP filed its lawsuits last week it had already planned to file similar suits in other states. It had also planned to target animals beyond chimpanzees, including whales, dolphins, and elephants. Prosin says that is still the plan. “I don’t see it changing our nationwide strategy,” she says. “We’re very motivated by what has happened. We’re itching to get going with other lawsuits.”*Update, 10 December, 10:40 p.m.: A comment from Richard Cupp has been added.last_img read more

Indian American Man Convicted in Hawala Plot for Drug Trafficking

first_imgAn Indian American man from Monrovia in Los Angeles has been convicted for being part of an international money laundering racket that plotted to move millions of dollars for narcotics for organizations such as the Sinaloa drug cartel.Harinder Singh, 32, also known as Sonu, is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30. At the time of sentencing, Singh will face a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for the conspiracy count, and five years for each of the other two charges. Singh was found guilty on Jan. 19 of conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.In the course of the two-week trial that took place in Los Angeles, evidence that was presented included wiretap calls in Punjabi, witnesses who spoke Punjabi as well as a money laundering expert.All the evidences pointed out that Singh participated in a “hawala” conspiracy that was moving money generated from drug sales in Canada to the United States to pay for multi-kilogram drug shipments that were purchased in Los Angeles and then routed back to Canada for distribution, a statement from the Department of Justice said.“The jury deliberated for less than two hours on Jan. 19 before finding Singh guilty of all three charges. With the verdicts against Singh, prosecutors have convicted 18 defendants who were named in a 2015 grand jury indictment that was the first major case in the United States involving ‘hawala’ transfers of drug money,” the statement added.The other 17 defendants pleaded guilty earlier, and several have already been sentenced, receiving prison terms as long as nearly six years. The indictment also charges four other defendants who are currently fugitives.Singh was stopped by the California Highway Patrol in October 2012, which led to the discovery of $274,980 in United States currency in rubber-banded stacks wrapped in black plastic. “While the traffic stop was being conducted, special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration were conducting surveillance and observed Singh’s wife exiting the couple’s apartment complex carrying a bag, which later revealed $388,100 in United States currency, again rubber-banded in stacks and similarly wrapped in black plastic,” the statement added.Hawala is an alternative form of money remittance that operates outside of traditional banking or financial systems. The transfer of monetary value occurs between the brokers, who are typically located in different countries, but sometimes in different cities in one nation.“Drug traffickers used a traditional hawala network of brokers spanning the United States, Canada and India to secretly transfer millions of dollars of drug proceeds to the United States, where brokers such as Singh delivered money to couriers acting on behalf of the Canadian drug traffickers and Mexican drug cartels,” said the statement.Before the traffic stop and the seizure at Singh’s apartment complex, a federal wiretap had intercepted calls in the Punjabi language. This indicated that Singh and co-conspirators had communicated over multiple telephone calls to arrange for the pick-up, transport and delivery of large amounts of United States currency, as much as up to $800,000, panning across the Los Angeles area. Related ItemsIndian Americanlos angelesUnited Stateslast_img read more

Napoli Forward Mertens Does Charity Work in Naples

first_imgNAPLES, Italy (AP) — Dries Mertens does more for Naples than just score goals for the city’s soccer team.The Napoli forward has also been doing charity work, including giving pizza to the homeless, visiting children’s hospitals, and collecting clothes for the less fortunate in the southern city.The Belgium international uploaded a video of some of his acts of kindness to Twitter on Friday, saying he posted it because he “hope(s) to inspire you to do the same.”He adds: “It doesn’t take a lot of effort to take action … I would love to see you try, too.”The 30-year-old Mertens has scored 16 goals for league leader Napoli this season in Serie A.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Test cricket, enough said: Pietersen after England beat India in Edgbaston

first_imgEngland beat India by 31 runs on the fourth dau of the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday.England’s Ben Stokes grabbed three wickets on Saturday including the prized scalp of India captain Virat Kohli, as India succumbed to the hosts who were playing their 1000th test match.England made an early breakthrough with strike bowler James Anderson removing Karthik with the final delivery of the first over.India vs England 1st Test – As it happened | Highlights | Scorecard | Match ReportThat brought all-rounder Hardik Pandya to the crease and at one stage the visitors seemed to have found their way back into a gripping contest that has swung with every session over the last three days.READ – England win in their 1000th Test despite Virat Kohli brilliance: StatsThe duo put on 29 runs for the seventh wicket with Pandya looking the more aggressive of the two, hitting Stuart Broad for two consecutive boundaries in one over.But the introduction of Stokes in the eleventh over of the day dragged the momentum back in England’s favour.READ – Virat Kohli wants his batsmen to look in the mirror after Edgbaston defeatFirst he trapped Kohli, who was looking dangerous after scoring a fluent half century, with a beautiful delivery that rapped him on the pads and followed that up by dismissing bowler Mohammed Shami for a duck.Pandya offered some resistance to the English bowlers but the task turned out to be too big for him at the end.advertisementREAD – Virat Kohli missed one for a change and that changed the game: Ben StokesFor the visitors, this would have been the biggest run chase against the hosts in England if successful.He was the last man out for the visitors and gave Stokes his fourth wicket of the innings.Here is how social media reacted after the match:Root out#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/ftm9vgHnsDICC (@ICC) August 4, 2018Btw … Good Evening India !!Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 4, 2018When its a contest between a team and an individual the team generally wins. #INDvENGSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 4, 2018#TestCricket – enough said!Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) August 4, 2018No Asian team has won a Test at Edgbaston…the record stays intact. Bowling stood up. Kohli was exceptional. Catching and batting let India down. #EngvIndAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 4, 2018Thrilling test match but England collectively were much better. Sam Curran’s contribution with the bat yesterday eventually turned out to be the difference. India will look for more contributions from the other batsmen #ENGvINDMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 4, 2018Awesome start! Gonna be a good series this…. ?? #1-0 #ENGvIND Great work boys ! ??Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) August 4, 2018Brilliant test to start the series, ultimately England had more players contributing over 4 days. Kudos to the selectors for backing Sam Curran, what an exciting talent! #ENGvINDTom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) August 4, 2018Dhawan Vijay Rahane Rahul at the crease #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/C61uonNegb…. (@ynakg2) August 4, 2018(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas jet off to Jodhpur

first_imgMumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her American pop-singer beau Nick Jonas have left for their grand wedding in December at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Rajasthan.The pair left for Jodhpur early on Thursday.Dressed in a striped, white kurti and palazzo, paired with a colourful leheriya dupatta, the soon to be bride Priyanka was all smiles as she was spotted with Nick, who sported a white shirt and faun pants paired with a tan jacket.The former beauty queen’s mother, Madhu Chopra, and actress-cousin Parineeti Chopra were also seen at the airport along with Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and Joe’s fianc and “Games of Thrones” star Sophie Turner.The couple has hired a few helicopters to take them straight to the venue from the airport.There will be two different style weddings, one Hindu and second Christian. The ceremony and festivities will be a private affair with only the family and some close friends.The Mehendi and sangeet ceremony will be held on Thursday at the Umaid Bhawan, where Nick will perform a medley of his songs and Priyanka will be performing a few of her hit dance numbers.The pre-wedding event will include a haldi ceremony on Friday. A cocktail party has also been organised for the two families, relatives and friends before the big day.The Royal Palace – Umaid Bhawan – will be shut down for tourists from Thursday till December 3 for “security reasons”.Their wedding ceremony officially started with a puja ceremony in Mumbai on Wednesday.–IANSdc/inadvertisementlast_img read more