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  • Police Investigating Canada’s Deadliest Mass Shooting

    first_imgThe investigation into a 12-hour shooting spree across the Canadian area of Nova Scotia continues today. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman dressed up as a cop with a fake police car and started his rampage Saturday night. By the time Wortman was shot and killed by police, at least 17 people were dead, including an officer, in what’s now Canada’s deadliest mass shooting. Mass shooting spree in gun-controlled Canada leaves 17 dead, including mountie https://t.co/W4QuBOEHHX via @BIZPACReview— Dont tread upon (@donttreadupon) April 20, 2020 Police don’t know Wortman’s motive but investigators say it seems clear this wasn’t just a random act.last_img read more

  • McCue: Big Ten’s strength to blame for disappointing start

    first_imgLess than a month ago, the Wisconsin basketball team looked poised to make a run for a Big Ten title once again as it flirted with a top 10 ranking and turned heads with its stellar shooting.How quickly things can change.Ranked as high as No. 7 in the coaches poll and sitting comfortably at No. 11 just after Christmas, the Badgers then dropped three of their first four games in Big Ten play. Three games in a row – including two losses at home. For Wisconsin fans spoiled by Bo Ryan’s unexpectedly strong conference finishes, a 1-3 start sounded like nothing more than a terrifying dream.While it was a rocky run for the Badgers, much of that underperforming falls on the strength of the Big Ten, which currently sits atop college basketball as the nation’s premier conference. With five teams from the nation’s oldest conference ranked in the latest polls – and Wisconsin sitting just outside – the Big Ten’s talent in 2012 has Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany drooling. The conference standings remain a crowded battle for the top spot, as five teams boast no more than five losses, as of Jan. 21.There’s no excuse for a home court loss to Iowa, other than atrocious shooting – 10.7 percent from beyond the arc, seriously? – but losses to Michigan State and Michigan are a product of a tougher-than-usual Big Ten. This year’s rendition of the swing offense has plenty of talent but lacks experience, an issue that has shown through early in the conference season.Star guard Jordan Taylor has yet to find his shooting rhythm, and the Badgers are still seeking a dominant post presence. Senior forward Jared Berggren has certainly stepped his game up, as he now averages double figures, but is simply not the consistent post presence Wisconsin desperately needs. Though Ben Brust has saved UW with his explosive scoring ability several times this season, the Badgers lack a serious No. 2 scorer behind Taylor.Just don’t expect things to get any easier soon – the conference is simply loaded with deep, talented teams.A Jared Sullinger-powered Ohio State is the conference favorite, and rightfully so, but Tom Izzo’s Michigan State team has proven they’re up for the challenge after working through one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country. After an 18-point beatdown of the Badgers, Michigan solidified its place as a conference title contender with a nail-biting victory over the Spartans.And after pulling off upsets over Ohio State and Kentucky this year, Indiana has proven the team is regaining its spot as a national basketball powerhouse. Tom Crean is finally getting the pieces to fall together and, with the impressive post play of freshman Cody Zeller, the Hoosiers will be a tough matchup for Wisconsin.According to Cindy Boren of The Washington Post, the Big Ten could have nine of its 12 teams dancing come March. That’s right, nine teams, or three-quarters of the conference, in case you can’t handle the math.Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East fans will likely dismiss the Big Ten’s dominance in 2012 on grounds that the teams lack explosive scorers and high-flying offenses that are commonplace on the east coast. It’s true that Big Ten play is often dominated by defensive battles with final scores in the 50s or 60s (Indiana is the only Big Ten squad to rank in the top 25 nationally in scoring offense), but that shouldn’t disqualify it from being the country’s best conference top to bottom.Although probably its best showing in recent memory, the strength of the Big Ten alone doesn’t justify an 1-3 start to conference play. When the Badgers climbed the polls early in the year, they were shooting the lights out. As Taylor fought off a slump, players like Mike Bruesewitz, Brust and at times Ryan Evans came out of the shadows to power Wisconsin’s offense.The post game was still lacking, but when UW was nailing half its shots from long-range, it wasn’t much of an issue. Such a slump can only be expected from a team that relies on jump shots and three-pointers, and all signs are pointing to a quick turnaround for Ryan’s squad.With three straight victories over Big Ten opponents, including a statement road win over Purdue, the NCAA tournament is well within reach of Taylor & Co. Despite the disappointing start, the Badgers still exude a don’t-hurt-yourself Bo Ryan-coached team. Wisconsin leads the country in turnovers per game – nine – and holds its competition to just 35.1 percent shooting from the field, tops in the nation. The fundamentals are there – the shooting isn’t.Wisconsin fans have been spoiled under Ryan for his tremendous success on the hardwood, a mark proven last year when the Badgers finished the season undefeated in Madison. But those numbers can’t be maintained when the Big Ten is this good.UW has faced defeat in front of a home crowd three times this season and – maybe I’m a pessimist – but they will likely pick up another rare loss at the Kohl Center before the year is out. Perhaps it will pay off and the heightened competition in the regular season will prepare Wisconsin for a deep run in the NCAA tourney.It may keep another Big Ten title banner from the rafters of the Kohl Center, but this ultimately benefits the conference. I can see Delany’s wide-mouthed grin from here.Ian is a junior majoring in journalism. Think the Badgers are still underperforming in a talent-loaded Big Ten? Or is the oldest athletic conference overrated? Let him know at imccue@badgerherald.com or tweet @imccue.last_img read more

  • Palm Beach County Prepares to Offer $60 Million in Business Grants

    first_imgIn order to be eligible, businesses must be located within the county limits, cannot be publicly traded, cannot be a nonprofit and must have operated from at least Oct. 1 through Feb. 29.Additionally, small businesses cannot exceed $3 million in gross receipts or sales, and businesses with more than 25 employees cannot exceed $5 million in sales in order to be eligible.Business owners will be required to provide an active Palm Beach County Business Tax Receipt, a copy of the active filing with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations as seen on sunbiz.org, as well as financial documents such as tax returns and payroll reports.The money can be used for payroll, rent, utilities and other expenses that have developed during the pandemic. The money must be used by Dec. 30.Businesses that have received $25,000 or more from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, or other forgivable loans, are not eligible for a county grant.In addition, businesses that have received less than $25,000 from the PPP or other forgivable loans will have that amount deducted from their maximum eligible award.Officials estimated it may take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete the application. Palm Beach County is preparing to distriubute $60 million in grants for businesses that was been hurt by the ongoing pandemic. An online application portal will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Friday at discover.pbcgov.org.However, there are some catches.The county is planning to give $50 million, from the $261 million it received from the CARES Act, for businesses with 25 employees or fewer. The other $10 million will go to businesses with more than 25 employees.The grants may not exceed $25,000, in order to accommodate at least 2,000 small businesses and at least 400 businesses that have more than 25 employees. The amount provided will depend on the business’ specific line-item expenses over a six-month period.A paper application will be available in case the online portal fails.“We understand businesses are hurting, and we’re working as diligently to get everything prepared to make this process user friendly for the applicants,” says county administrator Verdenia Baker.last_img read more

  • Giants minor leaguer tweets meager paycheck, says he actually pays to play baseball

    first_imgTyler Cyr is making a name for himself. The San Francisco Giants minor league relief pitcher has climbed the organizational ladder, from rookie ball in 2015, to Triple-A Sacramento — one rung below the major leagues — this past season.What he is not making: Money.In an attempt to shine a light on the plight of minor league baseball prospects, Cyr, a Fremont native, took to Twitter on Monday to share his paycheck. Which took some courage.Cyr’s contract was worth $10,275. His net pay was …last_img read more

  • Amazon Web Services Hits $3.8 Billion Revenue – But Can It Capture The Enterprise?

    first_imgIt took Amazon Web Services (AWS) eight years to hit $650 million in revenue, according to Citigroup in 2010.  Just three years later, Macquarie Capital analyst Ben Schachter estimates that AWS will top $3.8 billion in 2013 revenue, up from $2.1 billion in 2012 (estimated), valuing the AWS business at $19 billion.  It’s a lot of money, and it underlines Amazon’s increasingly dominant role in cloud computing, and the rising risks associated with enterprises putting all their eggs in the AWS basket.The Enterprise Is Cloud Computing’s Next Big TargetUltimately, it’s the enterprise that will crown a winner in cloud computing. And as Macquarie Capital posits, Amazon is gearing up to take on the enterprise:We highlight that much of AWS‟s past growth has come from SMBs [small and medium-sized businesses] and start-ups. While these will continue to drive growth globally, in 2013 we expect a more concerted effort to focus on growing the AWS business at large enterprises. Importantly, the broadening platform offered by AWS is helping to drive adoption in larger enterprises (moving up the tech stack, with RedShift and other recent product launches). Additionally, we think emerging markets offer a significant opportunity, as many enterprises in these regions will likely bypass traditional technology infrastructure and go straight to the cloud.Not that winning the enterprise will come easily. Outside the SMB market, Amazon has real challenges.  One is reliability, which has Amazon scrambling to root out “unknown unknowns” before they bring down AWS. In this the company largely has to go it alone. Even if Amazon were to open source the infrastructure it uses to run its operations, as Facebook has, it’s unlikely that the company would derive much benefit. Amazon runs at a scale that few developers have experienced, rendering its “many eyeballs” just that: eyeballs that don’t necessarily know what they’re looking at, and impotent to dig in and help make AWS more resilient. Sure, there are engineers at Google and other Web giants who can appreciate Amazon’s scale (450,000 Linux servers and counting), but what’s their incentive to help by contributing code or insight?It’s unlikely that the enterprise is going to toss out AWS any time soon, however. It’s just too convenient, and relatively cheap. Amazon is happy to run at ridiculously low margins, according to its CEO Jeff Bezos in a Harvard Business Review interview, because the company believes the potential of the Internet is still largely untapped. In Bezos’ mind, we’re in the midst of a land grab for the future of retail and computing. Building and owning a market is more important than collecting profits from it. At least for now.  Amazon Is A Tough CompetitorThis translates into serious customer benefit. As for competitors, well, Businessweek‘s Brad Stone calls the company’s approach “the Bermuda triangle of business.”  Amazon also has the benefit of having been first to market, with its interface (API) now dominant among developers. In responding to a podcast question about why his company chose to embrace the Amazon API instead of creating its own, Basho CTO Justin Sheehy highlights the developer inertia cutting against API innovation:I’ve never heard a single customer say, “Don’t give me the Amazon API.”… If everyone were starting to build these things at the same time then innovating at the API might be interesting. When the majority of users are already using the same one, however, you don’t pick it because it’s the best. You pick it because it’s the API that gives you the least friction to people adopting your product.None of which is to suggest that AWS has already won the battle for the enterprise. There are plenty of excellent alternatives, particularly for enterprise workloads, in Google Cloud Platform, VMware CloudFoundry, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and others, not to mention private/hybrid cloud solutions from Citrix (Apache Cloudstack), Eucalyptus, OpenNebula and more. Many of these have technical and other advantages, as well as price discounts in some cases. But right now it is Amazon that is setting the terms, and with its aggressive pricing and product roll-outs, it’s making those terms as onerous as possible for competitors to surpass.Ultimately, it’s a race to see whether competitors can improve their ease-of-use and cost structure faster than Amazon can improve its reliability and security. Either way, customers win.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Matt Asay 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Tags:#Amazon#cloud computing#Cloud Providers Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

  • Airbus open to a fighter plane assembly plant in Quebec ahead of

    first_imgMIRABEL, Que. — Airbus is not ruling out the possibility that Quebec will host a fighter plane assembly line and satellite construction plant if the European giant manages to win new contracts in Canada.Simon Jacques, head of Canadian operations for the multinational, mentioned the possibility Monday at a company event in Mirabel, an off-island Montreal suburb, where it manufactures A220 jetliners, previously known as the Bombardier C Series.Airbus is on the lookout for Ottawa’s call for tenders — expected before the start of the 2019 election campaign — for 88 fighter planes to replace the government’s aging CF-18s. Airbus makes the Eurofighter Typhoon.Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Saab are all in the running alongside Airbus for the federal contract.Jacques says the construction of a new assembly line, which would create numerous jobs, would not be a logistical challenge given there is space available in Mirabel.Since the call for tenders would impose local content requirements, he says he wants to propose a “Canadian solution.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • Site C to start construction of fivekilometrelong conveyor belt

    first_imgB.C. Hydro says the conveyor belt is expected to come into service during the summer of 2019 and will be used to transport materials to the dam site until 2023.More information on project details can be found on Site C’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is announcing that starting this week, construction activities will begin on the installation of a five-kilometre-long conveyor belt system that will be used to transport materials from the 85 Avenue Industrial Lands to the Site Cconstruction site.According to Hydro, the conveyor belt system will run adjacent to Shaman Industrial Way, cross under Old Fort Road, and 240 Road through culverts.The work will consist of excavation and pile driving, to install the brackets and supports for the conveyor, and will take approximately three months. In addition, road work associated with the culvert installations will take approximately two months to complete.last_img read more

  • Atletico charged by UEFA

    first_imgAtletico Madrid have been charged by the European football’s governing body UEFA over an alleged “racist” banner that their supporters had during their Europa League triumph against Marseille on Wednesday, reports PunchngA disciplinary hearing will be conducted by the UEFA to investigate the allegation and the governing body have also charged Marseille after some of their own fans had set off smoke bombs before the beginning of the final.While harmless, they caused the match to be delayed and the Ligue 1 club are now waiting to hear from UEFA after being accused of “crowd disturbances, acts of damages, setting off fireworks and throwing objects and late kick-off” at Lyon.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Meanwhile, Atletico’s supporters in France were allegedly holding a banner that appeared to show a Nazi war ensign and it is believed that they set off fireworks.Both cases will be conducted on May 31 by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body.last_img read more

  • Werner says Germanys win was a pure joy

    first_imgTimo Werner said he was almost in tears after Toni Kroos’ 95th-minute winner restored German hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.Germany was almost eliminated when Sweden took a shock lead in the Group F blockbuster in Sochi but when Marco Reus equalized and Kroos curled a stunning free-kick into the top corner for a dramatic 2-1 victory, the hope to remain at the World Cup came back alive.Speaking afterward, Germany forward Werner told reporters via Goal:“In the locker room it was pure joy.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Some could hardly say anything. I almost had tears in my eyes on the pitch, because it was so cool. We deserve this. That could have been the turning point.“After trailing 1-0, we were facing elimination. That was a bitter moment, but the fact that we kicked on from half-time and despite the red card showed belief.”Germany are now level on three points with Sweden and three adrift of Mexico heading into Wednesday’s clash with South Korea. Progression from Group F will see Germany face either Brazil, Switzerland or Serbia in the next round.If Germany were to finish second, and Brazil were to win their group, there will be a repeat of the 2002 final in the Round of 16. Brazil won 2-0 16 years agolast_img read more