Yunique Smith was arrested July 18 on two misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession.According to officials, Smith was going through Epcot security with an adult man, as well as their 7-month-old daughter and her 7-year-old son, when the guard spotted a 9mm handgun and a plastic bag containing marijuana.Orange County deputies responded to the scene. A search of the diaper bag revealed that it contained a .45 caliber handgun.No other information has been released. Court documents reveal that a Georgia woman was arrested at Walt Disney World last week, after security there found two guns and some marijuana in her child’s diaper bag.
An appeal has been launched for information on a car which was stolen following a home burglary in Culdaff, Inishowen.Burglars broke into a house at St Bodens Terrace on Wednesday 7th August. Entry was gained via the rear door sometime between 8am and 10.30pm.A set of car keys to a Silver Vauxhall Corsa (UK Reg) was taken from the home. The car has yet to be found. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on (074) 9320540.Search underway for car stolen outside home in Inishowen was last modified: August 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) read more
DNA contains the language of life, but what would happen if someone found hidden messages in the genetic code? Such a thing actually happened, reported the New York Times. When Craig Venter’s lab produced an artificial organism, they inserted hidden “watermarks” into the genome: his name, the names of co-workers, and the name of the Venter Institute. Wired Science took up the puzzle and found the hidden messages. The sequences of DNA translated into the letters for amino acids, which in turn spelled out English words. This was not the first genetic puzzle to be coded and deciphered. The New York Times article said that in 2003, a German biotech company inserted a line from Virgil into the DNA for a laboratory plant.No doubt Venter would be quite upset if children were taught in school that these messages evolved by random mutation and natural selection over millions of years. (Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… guest author 1 Having a game mechanic integrated into your product is effectively a launch requirement at this point. And it makes complete sense, too – build your product so that it harnesses people’s natural competitive drive and their desire for praise and free stuff and they’ll use your product more.That said, developing a good game mechanic and weaving in all the rewards and badges and leader boards is a ton of work. The natural result is that we’re seeing all sorts of pretty mediocre game mechanics starting to permeate our apps.Guest author Ethan Stillman is working the startup hustle in New York City. He is currently developing projects around innovation and investment infrastructure as well as consulting other startups on operations and system architecture. Before working startups in New York City, Ethan worked them in Boston. Ethan’s ultimate goals involve helping cyborgs and robots live happily in symbiotic balance. You can follow Ethan on Twitter or email him at [email protected] is a bad thing. The unfortunate corollary to “all apps need a game mechanic” is that “a bad game mechanic is worse than no game mechanic at all.”Bad game mechanics are worse than no game mechanic because of that one jarring moment when your user realizes just how crappy the game mechanic is. And it’s at that moment when you have absolutely no control over where their mind wanders off to. They are flying free and you’re just a spec on the radar.Thankfully it looks like some people are starting to realize the importance of cleaning up this emerging mess and are offering top-quality, accessible, SimpleGeo-style “game mechanic in a box” services.The oddly named Big Door Media seems to be the first out of the gate. And Badgeville is taking on the badges-as-a-service component. There are a lot of moving pieces involved in the broader incentive system backend ecosystem. I fully expect this to be a massively contested and lucrative space.I haven’t really dug into Big Door yet, but I signed up for the beta and I’m really hoping it works something like this: App developer tags point allocations for various activities in their app and then sets rules for winning various forms of competitions on the external game mechanic service.Game mechanic service builds partnerships with product makers/advertisers to populate the system with prizes and rewards. The app developer can also contribute prizes and rewards, for instance using Facebook credits as part of acquisition and retention efforts.To put it another way: You mark up your code a bit and set when points are given, how many are given and maybe tweak some parameters in the form of the competition, and then everything else gets handled by the Big Doors of the world (although, for instance, Badgeville may be your badge customization provider). The craziest part though is that they’re going to be forced to start paying you to accept their services pretty soon, too.Once your data is in the system, all the advertisers that Big Door et al. round up are going to have a field day pouring over it and offering your users whatever kind of crazy promotions they can think of – even across different apps:“Win the Monkey Skateboard Half Pipe Battle this week against your top friends by snagging the most bananas in “Monkey Dash” and scoring the best single half pipe run in “Tony Hawk 7 Live” and get a killer new skate deck! Brought to you by the fine people at Element Skateboards and Pepsi Cola. Why? Because you’re just that awesome.“(“Also, our models indicate that you’ll tell 6.413 friends outside of your immediate social network about Element and have a 3.972% enhancement of your perception of the Pepsi Cola brand for the next four months.”)This is going to get nutty, and awesome, very quickly.But like all other Web-commerce innovations, there is little doubt that this one gets settled in the not-too-distant future by Facebook, Google, Apple, probably Microsoft, maybe even DST and anyone else who has any amount of real money, feasting on whoever survives the inevitable clone proliferation – and just as inevitable clone consolidation and aggregation. Hooray for innovative marketplaces.Photo by farnea. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#gaming#web Related Posts read more
NBA: Kenyon Martin apologizes to Jeremy Lin for ‘racial remark’ about his hair BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wales and Ireland meet on Monday to decide their fate.GROUP GSpain defeated Albania with first-half goals by Rodrigo, Isco, and Thiago Alcantara in a match marked by mixed reaction toward Pique, who was booed and applauded by different parts of the crowd of nearly 30,000 fans in Alicante.Many fans have targeted Pique for being openly critical of the Spanish government’s handling of the independence referendum organized by Catalonia on Sunday, when authorities and voters confronted each other in violent clashes.Italy’s chance of winning the group ended with a surprise draw in Turin. Defender Giorgio Chiellini put the Italians ahead shortly before halftime but Macedonia substitute Aleksandar Trajkovski equalized near the end.“The jeers at the end were deserved looking at how we played after the break,” Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura said.Liechtenstein fell at home to Israel 1-0 for its ninth straight loss. Liechtenstein has been outscored 35 to one.GROUP IIceland was at the top of the group after its stunning 3-0 win at Turkey.With Finland surprisingly holding Croatia to 1-1 away, and Ukraine taking three points from Kosovo after a 2-0 away win, the tightest group in European qualifying will have to be decided on Monday in the last round of matches.Iceland leads with 19 points, and Croatia and Ukraine are two points behind. Turkey is out of contention with 14 as well as Finland with 8. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LATEST STORIES View comments Iceland is a clear favorite when it hosts last-placed Kosovo in its last qualifier, while Croatia has to travel to Ukraine. The group winners automatically qualify, while the best eight second-place finishers from the nine groups advance to the playoffs.Here’s a look at the action:GROUP DSerbia conceded an 89th-minute goal in its loss to already-eliminated Austria, while Wales won at Georgia without injured star Gareth Bale thanks to a goal by Tom Lawrence just after halftime.The Serbs can still secure first place with a home win against Georgia on Monday. But Wales was only a point behind Serbia, and Ireland was another point back and still alive after defeating Moldova 2-0 in Dublin.ADVERTISEMENT “Despite everything that happened this week we were able to play a great match,” Isco said. “We have to be proud of having already qualified for the World Cup with one game yet to be played.”Italy practically secured a playoff spot but it was jeered by fans after drawing with Macedonia 1-1 in Turin. Even a victory would have kept the Italians in a difficult position to surpass Spain for first place in Group G because of its worse goal difference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSerbia needed a win against Austria to clinch its spot from Group D but it lost 3-2 in Vienna, while Wales kept its chance alive by beating Georgia 1-0 despite Gareth Bale’s absence.Iceland stayed on the path to becoming the smallest nation to qualify for the World Cup after beating Turkey 3-0 in Group I. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Spain players celebrate at the end of the World Cup Group G qualifying soccer match between Spain and Albania at the Rico Perez stadium in Alicante, Spain, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Spain won 3-0 and qualified for the 2018 tournament finals. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)Spain secured its 11th straight World Cup appearance aided by Italy’s home draw against Macedonia on Friday, while Serbia blew a chance to make it to next year’s finals in Russia after a loss at Austria.Spain comfortably defeated Albania 3-0 in a match in which defender Gerard Pique, an outspoken defender of Catalonia who had been harassed by Spanish fans during the week, received a mixed reaction from the home supporters.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC read more
Mike Yurcich doesn’t seem too concerned about the pretty average Oklahoma State offense (especially run game) last Thursday.“Well, it’s about rhythm and we have to stay on the field longer,” said Yurcich on Monday. “We didn’t do a good job of converting third downs into first downs, as compared to the second half.“It was a missed throw here or bad ball there, but whatever the case may be it was good to see our guys comeback in the second half and finish strong.”Today’s question: Are you?[poll id=”13″] While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. read more
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lille striker Remy: Mourinho great for me at Chelseaby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille striker Loic Remy has defended Jose Mourinho – despite his recent struggles at Manchester United.Mourinho was sacked by the Red Devils in December 2018.Remy, who will play for Lille against his former club in the Champions League on Wednesday night, reflected on his time under Mourinho at Chelsea with the Independent: “He trusted me.”I remember one time before a big match, it was Manchester City at home, and Diego Costa was injured and he grabbed me and said ‘I know your quality. I know you can play these type of games, so just go and don’t think too much’.”For me, honestly, I always remember when I was there, tactically he was very good. He knows football.”People know Mourinho is a good manager, even if he had trouble in some clubs.” read more
OTTAWA – Canada needs to stand its ground in its ongoing tariff fight with the United States, witnesses from steel companies, manufacturers and the steelworkers union warned MPs Tuesday as President Donald Trump continued to hint there could be more hurt to come.A parade of expert witnesses at a special meeting of the House of Commons committee on international trade expressed solidarity with Canada’s array of retaliatory tariffs, slated to take effect Sunday, as they urged Ottawa to take steps to protect and support affected companies and workers.“We support the countermeasures announced by the federal government and believe that they must be comprehensive and immediate,” said Ken Neumann, the United Steelworkers union’s Canadian director.And he waved off the notion that Canada should avoid provoking Trump.“If you don’t poke the bear, he’s going to eat your lunch,” Neumann said.Joseph Galimberti of the Canadian Steel Producers Association agreed, calling Canada’s planned retaliation justified and appropriate.“Our member companies strongly support the government of Canada’s announced intention to impose tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum and other products.”The real trouble lies down the road, they warned.The prospect of an all-out trade war is no longer an abstract notion — it’s a full-blown reality, said Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, the country’s largest private-sector union.“U.S. trade attacks on Canada are a clear and present threat to our national economy, period,” he said.And then there’s Trump’s ongoing threat to slap a 25 per cent levy on Canadian-made automobiles — a measure he brought up again Monday during a campaign-style speech before supporters in North Carolina, where he again slammed Canada’s supply management system for dairy products.“If you want to do that,” he said, “we’re going to put a little tariff on your cars.”The impact of steel and aluminum tariffs would pale in comparison to that one, experts warned Tuesday.“A 25 per cent tariff on cars and parts would cause what we like to call ‘Carmageddon,’” said Flavio Volpe of the Auto Parts Manufacturer’s Association.“The industry operates on single-digit margins and it would grind to an immediate halt with a 25 per cent increase in price. A $32,000 car — that’s an average price here — would immediately be unsalable at $40,000.”Americans would be hurt, too, he added.“The economic stability of Ontario is at risk, but equally in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Alabama, New York — that action by itself would send those regions into recession immediately.”John White of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association urged Canadian negotiators and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to get back to the NAFTA table and make a concerted effort to avoid such an outcome.“We need to press to get back to the bargaining table and secure a NAFTA agreement and avoid, at almost any cost, a trade war on automotive with the U.S. to save both sides of the border from a destructive path.”Labour leaders who testified Tuesday urged Ottawa to take steps to cushion the impact of the tariffs, including a task force to come up with a jobs strategy, including extended EI benefits and job-sharing programs. Others called for federal loans and loan guarantees for small and medium-sized businesses, .“We can actually backstop these new investments with revenues generated through the proposed counter-tariffs,” Unifor’s Dias said. read more
Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session.The Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series Luncheon is taking place on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northern Grand Hotel.For more information, and to register for this event, you can visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce will be holding a special Speaker Series Luncheon on May 22 at the Northern Grand Hotel.The Luncheon will feature guest speaker Official Opposition Leader, Andrew Wilkinson, and local MLA Dan Davies.Both Wilkinson and Davies will be providing an update on the current status of Provincial Government issues that are important to the Peace Region.