Versailles, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several reports of scammers using the department phone number to deceive residents.A report from detectives says a caller tells the resident there is a warrant or papers to be served for them. Police say this is an attempt to catch people off-guard and get them to provide personal information to the caller.Residents with questions about ANY matter involving the sheriff’s department is asked to call 812-689-5558.
Great meet and excellent effort by all! Congratulations on the win and all the PR’s! Batesville does not compete again until the end of next week. JV will travel to South Dearborn on Thursday and varsity will travel to Franklin Community on Friday. Good Luck!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.Photo courtesy of Jack Smith. Batesville High school had their 3rd meet of the season where they hosted the Lawrenceburg Tigers. The wind was pretty strong at the beginning of the meet, but began to die down about an hour in, making for much better running conditions. Both the boys and the girls came away winning 11 of the 16 events, proving to be enough to take the win over Lawrenceburg. The boys final score was 87-45 with the girls at 95-36, extending our record to 3-0 and 2-1 respectively.Blue ribbon winners for the Bulldogs were:Adam Bedel-discus (113’0″)Justin Heiser-long jump (17’8.25″)Kent Meyers-high jump (6’0″) and pole vault (8’6″)Joshua Meyers-1600m run (5:10.25) and 3200m run (11:44.63)JJ Kuisel-400m dash (53.28)Johnathon Lynch-800m run (2:16.41)Carley Pride-high jump (4’10”)Stephanie Nobbe-pole Vault (8’0″) and 200m dash (27.64)Lilly Meyer-long jump (14’10”)Roxie Hund-100m hurdles (18.47)Liz Loichinger-1600m run (5:48.84)Katie Olsen-400m dash (1:04.56) and 800m run (2:47.35)Lily Pinckley-3200m run (12:53.19)The 4 x 800m relay teams of: JJ Kuisel, Will Nuhring, Vonley Hund and Johnathon Lynch(9:15.84) and Liz Loichinger, Maria Lopez, Lily Pinckley and Katie Olsen (11:08.3)The 4 x 100m relay teams of: Tyler Myers, Justen Heiser, Charlie Laymon and Sam Haskamp (46.81) and Gabby Gibbs, Lilly Meyer, Roxie Hund and Stephanie Nobbe (53.38)The 4 x 400m relay team of: Johnathon Lynch, Tyler Myers, Vonley Hund and JJ Kuisel (3:48.03)2nd place finishers were:Tyler Myers-long jumpSam Sittloh-shot putZach Gutzwiller-pole vaultSam Haskamp-100m dash and 200m dashDillon Murray-1600m runAdam Hollowell-3200m runGabby Gibbs-shot put and high jumpKatie Bedel-pole vault and discusCallie Main-long jumpStephanie Nobbe-100m dashLily Pinckley-400m dashRoxie Hund-300m hurdlesLilly Meyer-200m dashTrysta Vierling-3200m runAnd 3rd place spots went to:Adam Bedel-shot putGabe Gunter-high jumpKasin Hughes-pole vaultChase Hamilton-110m hurdlesJustin Heiser-100m dashNathan Villani-1600m runKavin Saravanan-400m dashTyler Myers-300m hurdlesDaren Smith-800m runJJ Kuisel-200m dashDillon Murray-3200m runCallie Main-shot put and discusKatie Bedel-high jumpLilly Meyer-100m dashMaria Lopez-1600m runLarissa Lair-400m dashAva Ralston-800m runAgain, despite the windy conditions earlier and taking advantage of the great weather later, there were many Bulldogs receiving a person best for the night and they are by event:100m dash-Justing Heiser, Ben Schebler, Gabe Gunter200m dash-Sam Haskamp, Justin Heiser, Ben Schebler, Kent Meyers, Luke Nuhring, Austin Cornn, JJ Kuisel, Lilly Meyer400m dash-Vonley Hund, Quinn Rasnick300m hurdles-Tyler Myers, Chase Hamilton, Roxie Hund1600m run-Daren Smith, Maria Lopez4 x 800m relay split-Johnathon Lynch, Vonley Hund, Trysta Vierling4 x 400m relay split-Luke Nuhring, Roxie Hund, Maria Lopez4 x 100m relay teams of: Tyler Myers, Justin Heiser, Charlie Laymon and Sam Haskamp, Justin Wuestefeld, Austin Cornn, Mason Enneking and Luke Nuhring, Gabby Gibbs, Lilly Meyer, Roxie Hund and Stephanie Nobbe, Katie Bohman, Taylor Townsley, Michaela Nobbe and Callie Main.Shot Put-Connor Batchelor, Jack Forbeck, Levi Lowery, Derek Vansickle, Quinn Rasnick, Will Messerschmidt, Katie Bedel, Callie Main, Carlie SchrankDiscus-Luke Nuhring, Derek Vansickle, Sam Haskamp, Katie Bedel, Callie Main, Georgie DollPole Vault-Kasin MainLong Jump-Tyler Myers, Michaela Nobbe
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) – Shemaine Campbelle has climbed eight places in the Twenty20 batting rankings, despite West Indies’ poor showing at the ongoing Women’s Twenty20 World Cup here.In the latest rankings announced yesterday, the 27-year-old Campbelle had risen to 60th but was the only West Indies player to make inroads.The right-hander was one of the bright sparks for the Windies in an otherwise dismal campaign, which saw them win a single match in four outings, to miss out on the semi-finals for the first time in their last six appearances at the tournament.Campbelle had scores of 25 not out, 45 and one to be her side’s leading batsman behind captain Stafanie Taylor who finished with 84 runs from three innings.Taylor managed to remain in the top 10, unmoved at number eight, in the rankings now headed by 16-year-old Indian star Shafali Verma who leaped 19 spots.Verma gathered 161 runs from four innings in the preliminary round, as India top Group A with eight points and a perfect record.New Zealand’s Suzie Bates has dropped one place to second while Australia’s Beth Mooney lies third.In the bowling rankings, West Indies fast bowler Shakera Selman had jumped seven places to 46th, while veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed has moved up three places to 39th.Leg-spinner Afy Fletcher is the highest-ranked West Indies bowler at 12th while off-spinning all-rounder Hayley Matthews lies 25th and is also joint-fourth in the all-rounder’s charts. England’s 20-year-old left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone tops the bowling charts after jumping two spots.
The girls were transported to the Fort St. John Hospital. Two young girls have been hurt after an ATV rollover in Fort St. John.According to RCMP Constable Cole Forman, the two girls were riding together on an ATV going southbound in the ditch along 100 St. towards the Lookout early this afternoon. As they were riding they went over a driveway and hit a bump. The ATV then rolled over on top of them and rolled again, landing on its wheels.Forman says the girls are around 15 years old and suffered only minor injuries which he attributes to them both wearing CSA approved helmets, adding that their helmets appeared to be noticeably damaged from the accident.- Advertisement -“It could have been worse.”Two ambulances and two police cars were at the scene. Forman says the parents of both girls were at the scene as well, by the time the police arrived.Ashley Webb and Alex Seltenrich were driving by when they saw another car stopped and they stopped to offer assistance. Seltenrich says he was obligated to stop as he has his EMP level one for first aid.Advertisement
1 Juan Mata Juan Mata scored one and set up the other as Manchester United recovered from a goal down to pick up their first victory in the Champions League proper since March 2014 with a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg.The Bundesliga side went ahead after just four minutes at Old Trafford as Daniel Caligiuri beat the offside trap to slip past David De Gea.United pressed hard for an equaliser and it came before half-time through Mata’s penalty after Caligiuri had handled.The Spaniard then turned provider with an outrageous piece of skill for Chris Smalling to strike the winner after the break and, despite substitute Andre Schurrle’s late chance, the Red Devils held on for a vital three points.With United seeking to recover after a 2-1 defeat to PSV on Matchday 1, it was the visitors who exposed the Red Devils’ flimsy defence to steal an early lead.Antonio Valencia, never the most natural right-back, failed to step up with the rest of the home backline, allowing Caligiuri to confidently finish past De Gea with no player in red within yards of him.United’s response was impressive though, and Mata looked destined to find the far corner but saw his curling effort cleared away by a last-ditch dive from Dante.Anthony Martial was in sparkling form yet again after his exhilarating start to his United career, and he showed individual inspiration to jink past a few Wolfsburg defenders before firing narrowly wide.The French teenager then raced to the byline and squared for Wayne Rooney, who inexplicably blazed over with the goal at his mercy.United did level proceedings just after the half hour mark and it was goalscorer Caligiuri who became the villain, handling Mata’s cross before the Spaniard coolly dispatched the resultant spot-kick.Mata then brilliantly engineered a chance for Memphis Depay, but the Dutchman was denied by Diego Benaglio’s feet to maintain parity at the break.Eight minutes into the second half, Mata produced a sublime piece of improvisation to scoop a through ball to Smalling who steered past the despairing Benaglio.United’s intensity then dropped drastically after edging ahead, and former Chelsea man Schurrle nearly made them pay for their complacency but could only drag wide after twisting and turning past Daley Blind.While Rooney had a relatively quiet night in front of goal, the United captain made a vital block to clear Dante’s goal-bound effort as the Bundesliga runners-up pushed in vain for a late leveller.In the other match in Group B, CSKA Moscow survived a late fightback from PSV Eindhoven to win 3-2 in Russia, meaning all four sides are level on three points after two games.
North Inishowen: Martin McDermott says he’s ‘blown away’ by the strength of his support with tally figures showing the Glengad man with a landslide in North Inishowen.Tally figures show that Fianna Fáil Councillor McDermott has taken a whopping 34.5 per cent of the vote.McDermott has 2,376 first preferences, meaning he is well in excelss of the 1,377 quota. “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a blown-away vote,” McDermott told Donegal Daily.“I can’t put into words the support I’ve got. I got great support the last time. To get around 35 per cent of the vote, I can’t put that into words.”McDermott was first elected to Donegal County Council five years ago, when he had 2,002 first preferences.He said: “It’s not the big issues. It’s the small, everyday issues. Those are the things that get you elected and the things that mean the most to people. “You have to do the work on the ground. People see what goes on and see what you do. I love doing what I do.“I try to help as many people as I can. I’ll do that for the next five years. That’s what I’m there to do.If you do the work, you get the rewards. I have a very close-knit community who stand behind me.”Labour’s Martin Farren (1,263) and Sinn Féin’s Albert Doherty (1,110) will also retain their seats in Lifford.Fine Gael Councillor Bernard McGuinness (954) is in a battle with another Final Fáil candidate, Marie Duffy, for the fourth seat in North Inishowen. McDermott’s transfers could be defining in deciding who takes that fourth seat. FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOG FROM THE 2019 DONEGAL LOCAL ELECTIONS BELOW …LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updatesLocal Elections 2019: Martin McDermott ‘blown away’ with massive vote was last modified: May 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Bernard McGuinnessfianna failFine Gaellocal elections 2019Marie DuffyMartin FarrenMartin McDermottNorth Inishowen
1Quesenberry et al., “Ignoratio Elenchi: Red Herrings in Stem Cell Research,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5725, 1121-1122, 20 May 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1104432].2Gretchen Vogel, “Korean Team Speeds Up Creation Of Cloned Human Stem Cells,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5725, 1096-1097, 20 May 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5725.1096].3Magnus and Cho, “Issues in Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research,” Science, published online 19 May 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1114454].4Erika Check, “Korea’s accelerating stem-cell work prompts calls for global ethical rules,” Nature 435, 393 (26 May 2005) | doi: 10.1038/435393a.Our 02/08/2005 commentary still stands, and now we are in the thick of the ethical morass we knew was coming. Bioethical voices seem powerless over the lure of money and prestige. Erika Check quoted Caplan describing ethicists as standing on the sidelines and pouting, “you can’t do this.” But would international controls help? The U.N. with its Oil-for-Food scandal showed that international agencies are no guarantors of ethics: they can become the problem, not the solution. Nor has the U.N. been willing or able to stop human rights violations in rogue nations like North Korea or Sudan. It is doubtful an international science community would have any power over rogue nations and individuals now that stem cell research is hot. We have seen that there are researchers within the civilized world with no qualms about trying anything that is possible, even putting human cells into rat brains (see 03/10/2005 entry). In today’s amoral, selfish research culture, it seems as if the tables have turned: rat cells have invaded the human brain.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Research on embryonic stem cells is proceeding apace without an ethical anchor, and no clue where it will lead. News coverage of the debate accelerated with an announcement from South Korea.Match point: The BBC News and many other news sources published South Korea’s announcement that stem cells matched to the individual have been tailored for the first time.First clone: The BBC News also announced that the UK had made its first human cloned embryo for harvesting stem cells. The article quotes a ProLife alliance representative appalled over this; “No matter how it is created,” Josephine Quintavalle said, “a human embryo’s destiny should be to live and not to be turned into human stem cells.” She also protested the “unsafe and inefficient” practice, and how it might subject women to dangerous fertility drugs in order to collect sufficient eggs. Proponents agree that embryonic stem cell therapies only exist in theory; one professor said, “We are talking about several years before we are talking about a cell-based therapy that can go back into the patient.”Contradictory results: Science last week1 tried to clarify contradictory lab results by explaining “red herrings in stem cell research.” They identified eight factors influencing stem cell plasticity, especially injury to the cells during lab procedure.Korea and Ethics: Gretchen Vogel in Science2 elaborated on South Korea’s widely-reported advance in the efficiency of deriving stem cells from cloned human embryos. They got the success rate down from one in 200 to one in 20. The improved skills of the Korean group nevertheless raise difficult ethical questions,” she says, referring to a Stanford bioethics statement in the same issue that warns, “research proceeds internationally, these issues must be adequately addressed for public confidence to be maintained.”3 Ethic problems include demand among scientists for fresh oocytes from young women, medical complications, long term complications, and chances that renegade doctors will attempt reproductive cloning.Presidential angst: President Bush said he was “very concerned” about Korea’s rapid advances in stem cell research, and said he would veto any bill loosening restrictions on federal funding for it. See report on MSNBC News. Although the research is not “banned” in the United States, federal funding is restricted. Bush said he worries about a “world in which cloning becomes accepted,” and does not believe taxpayer money should “promote science which destroys life in order to save life.”Political battle: MSNBC also reported that a heated debate is brewing between Congress and the President over a bill proposed by a Republican from Delaware and a Democrat from Colorado to ease restrictions on federal funding of stem cell research. Advocates are emphasizing promised cures “with emotional appeals from celebrity supporters as well as parents who ‘adopted’ their children as embryos,” the article begins. Supporters and opponents are deeply divided over whether the embryos are human beings.International tensions: Nigel Williams in Current Biology4 surveys the international scene, particularly in Europe where the EU has member states that stand “poles apart” on the issue. He contrasts Switzerland’s liberal policy with Italy’s stern opposition due largely to the Catholic church.International standards: In Nature May 26,4 Erika Check suggested that nations need to pull together to decide what’s right. Quoting Arthur Caplan, bioethicist at U. of Pennsylvania, “An international effort to coordinate stem-cell research would lend transparency to the field and ensure it proceeds in an ethical way.” Insufficient guidelines: Nathaniel Nelson and Bert Thompson on Apologetics Press examined the NAS guidelines for embryonic stem cell research and found them “largely insufficient in dealing with the ethical stipulations” raised by the technology.
21 August 2014While Africa’s middle class may be smaller than the oft-reported figure of 300-million, it is growing at a strong rate – and the broad-based income growth is likely to encourage more companies to invest in the region, according to a report released by Standard Bank this week.There are 15-million middle-class households in 11 of sub-Saharan Africa’s top economies this year, up from 4.6-million in 2000 and 2.4-million in 1990, the report states. This represents an increase of 230% over 14 years.The report, titled “Understanding Africa’s middle class”, found that the combined GDPs of the 11 measured economies – Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia – had grown tenfold since 2000.DiscrepanciesIncome discrepancies, however, are vast among the 11 economies, with almost 86% of the 110-million households falling within the low-income band. This is expected to fall to around 75% by 2030.“While the scale of Africa’s middle-class ascent has, we believe, been somewhat exaggerated in line with the at times breathless ‘Africa Rising’ narrative, there is still plenty of scope for measured optimism regarding the size of the middle class in several key Sub-Saharan Africa economies,” said Simon Freemantle, an economist at Standard Bank.The study used the Living Standards Measure (LSM), a South African methodology based on a wider range of analysis than income alone. Under the LSM, households with an annual consumption of under US$5 500 are classified in the low-income band, while households that consume between $5 500 and $42 000 a year are classified as lower-middle, middle, and upper-middle classes.OptimismFreemantle said there was cause for optimism among investors as the results suggest even greater scope for future growth. The number of middle-class households in the sub-Saharan African countries is likely to increase significantly in the next 15 years.“Including lower-middle-class households, the overall number swells to over 40-million households by 2030, from around 15-million today,” the report says.The 11 countries covered by the report account for half Africa’s total GDP (75% if South Africa is excluded) and half its population.The figure of 300-million middle-class Africans – one-third of Africa’s people – comes from a study by the African Development Bank in 2011, which defined “middle class” as earning between $4 and $20 a day.“Such individuals would still be exceptionally vulnerable to various economic shocks, and prone to lose their middle-income status,” Freemantle said.‘Consumer potential’The report found there was “an undeniable swelling” of Africa’s middle class, irrespective of which methodology was used.“Reliable and proven data should if anything spur more interest in the continent’s consumer potential by adding depth to what was previously conjecture,” said Freemantle.As a caution, the report states: “Though there has been a meaningful individual lift in income, it is clear that a substantial majority of individuals in most countries we looked at still live on or below the poverty line (measured as those with a daily income of USD2 or less).”SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that many of the 1.7 million farms that enrolled in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments due to market downturns during the 2015 crop year.“This fall, USDA will be making more than $7 billion in payments under the ARC-County and PLC programs to assist participating producers, which will account for over 10% of USDA’s projected 2016 net farm income. These payments will help provide reassurance to America’s farm families, who are standing strong against low commodity prices compounded by unfavorable growing conditions in many parts of the country,” said Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary. “At USDA, we are standing strong behind them, tapping in to every resource that we have to help. So far in 2016, this has included creating a one-time cost share program for cotton ginning, purchasing about $800 million in excess commodities to be redirected to food banks and those in need, making $11 million in payments to America’s dairy farmers through the Dairy Margin Protection Program, and reprogramming Farm Service Agency funds to expand credit options for farmers and ranchers in need of extra capital. As always, we continue to watch market conditions and will explore opportunities for further assistance in the coming months. For producers challenged by weather, disease and falling prices, we will continue to ensure the availability of a strong safety net to keep them farming or ranching.”Unlike the old direct payment program, which issued payments during both weak and strong market conditions, the 2014 Farm Bill authorized the ARC-PLC safety net to trigger and provide financial assistance only when decreases in revenues or crop prices, respectively, occur. The ARC and PLC programs primarily allow producers to continue to produce for the market by making payments on a percentage of historical base production, limiting the impact on production decisions.“Farmers are struggling. This is a shot in the arm when they need it most,” said Wesley Spurlock, National Corn Growers Association president. “We advocated for a shift to a market-based program that kicks in only when needed. Now is that time.”Nationwide, producers enrolled 96% of soybean base acres, 91% of corn base acres and 66% of wheat base acres in the ARC-County coverage option. Producers enrolled 99% of long grain rice and peanut base acres and 94% of medium grain rice base acres in the PLC option. Overall, 76% of participating farm base acres are enrolled in ARC-County, 23% in PLC and 1% in ARC-Individual. For other program information including frequently asked questions, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.
Tags:#Architecture#cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… klint finley Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Of the major categories of NoSQL databases – document-oriented databases, key-value stores and graph databases – we’ve given the least attention to graph databases on this blog. That’s a shame, because as many have pointed out it may become the most significant category.Graph databases apply graph theory to the storage of information about the relationships between entries. The relationships between people in social networks is the most obvious example. The relationships between items and attributes in recommendation engines is another. Yes, it has been noted by many that it’s ironic that relational databases aren’t good for storing relationship data. Adam Wiggins from Heroku has a lucid explanation of why that is here. Short version: among other things, relationship queries in RDBSes can be complex, slow and unpredictable. Since graph databases are designed for this sort of thing, the queries are more reliable.Google has its own graph computing system called Pregel (you can find the paper on the subject here), but there are several commercial and open source graph databases available. Let’s look at a few.Neo4jThis is one of the most popular databases in the category, and one of the only open source options. It’s the product of the company Neo Technologies, which recently moved the community edition of Neo4j from the AGPL license to the GPL license (see our coverage here). However, its enterprise edition is still proprietary AGPL. Neo4j is ACID compliant. It’s Java based but has bindings for other languages, including Ruby and Python.Neo Technologies cites several customers, though none of them are household names.Here’s a fun illustration of how relationship data in graph databases works, from an InfoQ article by Neo Technologies COO Peter Neubauer: How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud FlockDBFlockDB was created by Twitter for relationship related analytics. Twitter’s Kevin Weil talked about the creation of the database, along with Twitter’s use of other NoSQL databses, at Strange Loop last year. You can find our coverage here.There is no stable release of FlockDB, and there’s some controversy as to whether it can be truly referred to as a graph database. In a DevWebPro article Michael Marr wrote:This lead MyNoSQL blogger Alex Popescu to write: “Without traversals it is only a persisted graph. But not a graph database.”The biggest difference between FlockDB and other graph databases like Neo4j and OrientDB is graph traversal. Twitter’s model has no need for traversing the social graph. Instead, Twitter is only concerned about the direct edges (relationships) on a given node (account). For example, Twitter doesn’t want to know who follows a person you follow. Instead, it is only interested in the people you follow. By trimming off graph traversal functions, FlockDB is able to allocate resources elsewhere.However, because it’s in use at one of the largest sites in the world, and because it may be simpler than other graph DBs, it’s worth a look.AllegroGraphAllegroGraph is a graph database built around the W3C spec for the Resource Description Framework. It’s designed for handling Linked Data and the Semantic Web, subjects we’ve written about often. It supports SPARQL, RDFS++, and Prolog.AllegroGraph is a proprietary product of Franz Inc., which markets a number of Semantic Web products – including its flagship set of LISP-based development tools. The company claims Pfizer, Ford, Kodak, NASA and the Department of Defense among its AllegroGraph customers.GraphDBGraphDB is graph database built in .NET by the German company sones. sones was founded in 2007 and received a new round of funding earlier this year, said to be a “couple million” Euros. The community edition is available under an APL 2 license, while the enterprise edition is commercial and proprietary. It’s available as a cloud-service through Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure.InfiniteGraphInfiniteGraph is a proprietary graph database from Objectivity, the company behind the object database of the same name. Its goal is to create a graph database with “virtually unlimited scalability.”According to Gavin Clarke at The Register: “InfiniteGraph map is already being used by the CIA and Department of Defense running on top of the existing Objectivity/DB database and analysis engine.”OthersThere are many more graph databases, including OrientDB, InfoGrid and HypergraphDB. Ravel is working on an open source implementation of Pregel. Microsoft is getting into the game with the Microsoft Reasearch project Trinity.You can find more by looking at the Wikipedia entry for graph databases or NoSQLpedia.