Praying Mantis Spotted Taking Over Hummingbird Feeder

first_imgA hummingbird keeps it distance while a praying mantis sips sugar water from its feeder this morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Praying mantis spotted this morning sipping sugar water from a hummingbird feeder while hummingbirds keep their distance in a garden in White Rock. Praying mantis are carnivores that dine primarily on insects such as flies, crickets, moths, grasshoppers and mosquitoes but also are known to feast on frogs, lizards and hummingbirds. Source: Farmer’s Almanac. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs last_img read more

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Naviera Master Line adds Port Manatee

first_imgThe first sailing is expected from Port Manatee on March 8, 2013, and Naviera Master Line expects to transport a variety of breakbulk and containerised cargo to destinations in Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Trinidad.”For the targeted business we have with Central Florida auctions, like Alex Lyon & Son, CAT, Ritchie Bros. and Yoder & Frey, Port Manatee is the closest port to Orlando and a very strategic port to the countries that we serve,” commented Naviera Master Line president Juan Carlos Esquivel.Carol Whitmore, Manatee County Port Authority chairman, added: “This is the type of business that generates new jobs for the people of our community and we look forward to a lasting relationship with Naviera Master Line.”HLPFI understands that typical cargoes will include oversize and heavy construction equipment and a variety of containerised cargoes destined for Cristobal, Panama; Cartagena and Barranquilla, Colombia; Maracaibo, Puerto Cabello, La Guaira and Guanta, Venezuela; and La Brea, Trinidad.”We look forward to officially welcoming Naviera Master Line and we plan to actively promote the new service to Florida shippers and overseas companies,” said Port Manatee executive director Carlos Buqueras.www.masterline.uswww.portmanatee.comlast_img read more

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Line 11 opens

first_imgON DECEMBER 14 Line 11 of the Barcelona metro was officially opened, running from Line 4 at Trinitat Nova to Can Cuiàs via Casa de l’Aigua, Torre del Baró-Vallbona and Ciutat Meridiana. The line has 1·5 km in tunnel and 459m on the surface; there is an interchange with Renfe suburban services at Torre del Baró.Serving an outlying district where the relief complicates surface access, Line 11 has been built as a light metro costing €48·3m. With the exception of a passing loop at Torre de Baró and twin platforms at Can Cuiàs, the route is single track, using UIC 54 rail on a concrete slab. Station platforms are 40m long compared with 100m elsewhere.Line 11 has just two trains, which run at headways of 5min 30sec. Automatic train operation is to be introduced this summer.Barcelona transport authority ATM has signed an agreement to lease 39 trainsets ordered from CAF in December 2002 for Lines 2, 3 and 5. Worth €214m, the stock is being leased for 18 years from a joint venture formed by CAF and the Kutxa bank, using anEIB loan of €110m and €97m from a syndicate of six banks. The first trains are due to enter service in mid-2005, and ATM is negotiating a similar agreement to lease the 50 driverless trainsets that Alstom is building for Line 9.last_img read more

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Florida businessman pleads guilty to bribery involving FIFA officials

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 21st, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Today’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.Here’s a look at our top stories:Yesterday President Barack Obama campaigned in Miami Gardens for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. At the rally held at Florida Memorial University, President Obama pushed voters to take advantage of early voting starting on Monday and show up to the polls during the general election. The rally included special guest DJ Khaled and city of Miami Gardens Mayor, Oliver Gilbert.Yesterday, Florida businessman Aaron Davidson pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn New York courtroom to conspiracy charges in a scheme to pay bribes to high-ranking football officials in exchange for media and marketing rights to international tournaments and matches. Davidson was one of 42 people charged in May 2015 in a U.S. probe into $150 million in bribery, racketeering and money laundering involving FIFA officials and associates.Hurricane Matthew swept through and devastated Haiti and a local South Florida charity is making moves to aid the survivors. Tonight at 6 enjoy music and fashion during the Sounds of Little Haiti Runway for Relief as they support the efforts of the Haitian American Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort. Residents and friends can help Haiti continue to rebuild by supporting this incredibly important fundraiser. There is a $10 suggested donation with VIP admission available.In sports:Tomorrow the Fort Lauderdale Strikers will be facing off with Rayo OKC in a critical match. Both teams are chasing the fourth and final spot in the North American Soccer League’s postseason tournament “The Championship.” Rayo OKC comes in on a three game winning streak and currently sit fifth in the NASL.Now, here’s what’s trending:At the Al Smith Charity Dinner in Manhattan New York, both presidential candidates took time to throw insults at each other, rather than jokes. Midway through his remarks, the crowd began booing as he attacked Clinton’s use of a personal email server and accusing her of ducking FBI questions.For today’s weather forecast:Sunny in Broward County with a high 86 of and a low of 68. Sunny in Miami-Dade, with a high of 86 and a low of 69.For more information on these and other stories, visit Caribbean national weekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.Today’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe. Aloe Vera drink, Refreshingly Delicious.”You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey..last_img read more

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Police Scotland confirms roll-out of cyber kiosk technology

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland has confirmed that the phased roll-out of cyber kiosk technology will begin on 20 January 2020.Cyber kiosks are desktop computers, which will be located in police stations across local policing divisions. The technology allows specially trained officers to triage mobile devices to determine if they contain information which may be of value to a police investigation or incident. This will allow lines of enquiry to be progressed at a much earlier stage and devices that are not relevant to an investigation to be returned quicker.Deputy Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said: “We are committed to providing the best possible service to victims and witnesses of crime. This means we must keep pace with society. People of all ages now lead a significant part of their lives online and this is reflected in how we investigate crime and the evidence we present to courts. Many online offences disproportionately affect the most vulnerable people in our society, such as children at risk of sexual abuse, and our priority is to protect those people.“Increases in the involvement of digital devices in investigations and the ever-expanding capabilities of these devices mean that demand on digital forensic examinations is higher than ever. Current limitations however, mean the devices of victims, witnesses and suspects can be taken for months at a time, even if it later transpires that there is no worthwhile evidence on them.“By quickly identifying devices which do and do not contain evidence, we can minimise the intrusion on people’s lives and provide a better service to the public”.Police Scotland recognises that the use of personal data as a key resource for law enforcement comes with the tension between intrusiveness and the need to maintain public consent. These valid concerns have been the subject of extensive consultation and scrutiny by internal and external reference groups which have supported the development of publically available information explaining policies and processes, along with impact assessments to mitigate any concerns raised.Data ethics is an area of growing importance across UK Policing and Police Scotland are developing a Data Ethics Governance Framework to balance requirements to comply with data protection and privacy regulations, ensure fair and reasonable data usage, maximise the use of data for public good and ensure legitimacy of the police service.The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and independent senior counsel have affirmed the existence of a legal basis for the use of cyber kiosks.Police Scotland will only examine a digital device where there is a legal basis and where it is necessary, justified and proportionate to the incident or crime under investigation.Cyber kiosks used by Police Scotland will not be enabled to store data from digital devices.  Once an examination is complete, all device data is securely deleted from the cyber kiosk.41 cyber kiosks have been procured and will be located in police stations across all policing divisions. It is anticipated all will be operational by the end of May 2020.Significant consultation has been undertaken with external advisory and stakeholder groups and Police Scotland held a series of public engagement events on digital forensics in 2019.An update report on the roll-out of kiosks will be presented to the Scottish Police Authority for discussion on Friday, and the service has written to stakeholders, including the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing, to keep them informed.A copy of the SPA report is available here.To find out more about cyber kiosk visit our dedicated page.last_img read more

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Renesas and 3db Access Collaborate on UWB Technology for Industry 4.0 & IoT Applications

first_imgRenesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and 3db Access AG, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in secure ultra-wideband (UWB) low power chips, have announced that Renesas will license 3db UWB technology and will collaborate to bring best-in-class secure access solutions to the connected smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, mobile computing, and connected vehicle applications. The collaboration combines each company’s technical leadership in performance, size reduction, ultra-low power consumption, and security to deliver breakthrough multi-receiver UWB solutions to the global market.Renesas is augmenting its microcontrollers (MCUs) and RF connectivity capabilities with 3db Access’ field-proven secure ranging UWB chips, which are designed for use in smartphones, smartwatches, automobiles, and other IoT applications. This will accelerate a roadmap of ICs and modules that leverage both companies’ strengths and product portfolios to bring best-in-class UWB solutions to the market. The collaboration also gives Renesas customers access to advanced UWB solutions that are IEEE 802.15.4z dual HRP/LRP compliant and utilize an RF architecture that achieves 10x lower power consumption through the support of LRP-mode. 3db devices also provide the smallest UWB silicon area compared to competitive ICs.Dr. Boris Danev, CEO of 3db Access commented that this collaboration recognizes the 3db advances in UWB technology and will bring precise and secure location capabilities to the large ecosystem of battery-powered wireless devices. Furthermore, Renesas’ broad range of customers and partner ecosystem will benefit from our breakthrough UWB solutions. The combination of 3db Access’ UWB domain knowledge and positioning products fits perfectly with Renesas’ embedded system processing and global market expertise.Both companies are discussing terms of business engagement that will enable 3db Access to develop new UWB solutions for every market space, in addition to bringing existing UWB solutions to the Renesas portfolio.last_img read more

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A Glance at the Indians Upcoming Homestand Starting Tonight

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Tribe is back at Progressive Field tonight for the first of six games against two interesting foes from the American League West – the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners.The Astros come to Cleveland with the best mark in the AL West, leading the division with a 13-6 mark, winners of nine of their last 12.Tonight is a great matchup on the mound, with lefty Dallas Keuchel (3-0, 0.96) going for Houston against Josh Tomlin (1-2, 11.66) for the Indians at 6:10. Wednesday at 6:10 it’s Lance McCullers (2-0, 3.38) for the Astros against Trevor Bauer (1-2, 6.35) for the Tribe, and Thursday it will be Mike Fiers (0-1, 5.40) for Houston against Tribe ace Corey Kluber (2-1, 4.28), also at 6:10pm.Tomlin and Bauer are each coming off their best outings of the season in their last starts, but it will be no easy task going up against Keuchel and McCullers, who are a combined 5-0 and becoming two of the best front line combos in the American League.Keuchel has had great success against the Indians, going 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA in his career against the Tribe. Don’t forget you can visit Betting top10 for the most updated lines on these great matchups for the two top American League teams this week.Houston went 4-3 against the Tribe last season, and with young superstar Carlos Correa, they are a team that will have to be dealt with. Many felt they would be there last season, but like the Indians two seasons ago, they look to be closer to reaching their potential this season. They may be missing one of their big boppers tonight, as George Springer suffered a hamstring injury in Tampa and reports say he may miss one game. He’s tied for the lead in the AL with seven homers this young season.The Indians had a great road trip, going 5-1 against the combo of the Twins and White Sox, and getting themselves right back to the top of the AL Central after starting the year 5-7 after 12 games.After the Astros come to town, it’s three games over the weekend against the Mariners, a team that has gotten off to just the opposite start of the Mariners, starting the year 8-12, last place in the AL West.While they have struggled, they have played better as of late, as they started 1-6 and have gone 7-6 since that slow start. The Indians will get a look at one of the best pitchers in the AL over the weekend, as Felix Hernandez is set to start on Saturday at Progressive Field. Related TopicsAstrosIndiansMarinersMLBcenter_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

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Follow UWF Golf Teams at NCAA Regional Play

first_imgFollow UWF Golf Teams at NCAA Regional Play Kevin Cooper (Photo by Ron Besser) Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s and women’s golf teams will begin NCAA postseason play, as the women’s team tees off on Sunday in Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla. and the men’s team on Monday in Florence, Ala.  Live scoring will be available for both tournaments online at www.GolfStat.com.For direct links to live scoring for men’s and women’s golf at the NCAA Tournament, visit each sport’s schedule page and click on the live stats icon  next to the event.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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UWF Men’s Cross Country Captures Team Title at Gulf Coast Stampede

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s cross country team captured its second team title in two weeks as it took first place in the Gulf Coast Stampede 8k at the Escambia County Equestrian Center. Sophomore Dominique Sykes once again led the Argos, capturing third place overall at the only meet UWF will host this season. Six Argonauts finished in the top 10 at the meet, which included 10 teams from Division I, II, III and NAIA schools.“I’m proud,” stated assistant coach Neil McDonagh. “The guys are carrying over their efforts from South Alabama. Having our scoring five in the top 10 for the second week in a row is a good sign.”Jepthah Kenei, a senior from Alabama State, took first place in the men’s race with a time of 26:02. Sykes (Orange Park), who had a third place showing as well last weekend at the Azalea City Classic, came in with a time of 27:14. He was followed by a pack of Argos, with sophomore Eddie Pagan (Stuart) finishing fourth with a time of 27:26 and junior Chris Hough (Panama City) finished fifth at 27:39. P.J. Orgass (Spring Hill) was just a second behind Hough to take sixth place with a time of 27:40. Sykes shaved 1:09 off of his best 8k showing, a time of 28:23 at the 2009 Gulf Coast Stampede, last season. “I was just going out there for a team victory. We did great,” said Sykes.Jared Black (Tallahassee) finished in eighth with a time of 27:56. Junior Tyler Bowman (Pensacola) rounded out the top 10 with a time of 28:06. Sykes’ twin brother, Martinique (Orange Park), finished in 11th place with a time of 28:14, giving the Argos seven of the top 15 finishes. Freshman Ben Jernigan (Gainesville) finished in 21st place with a time of 29:10. He was followed by Titus Cheruiyot (Eldoret, Kenya), who ran unattached, in 22nd place with a finishing time of 29:23.Former Argonauts also competed in the men’s 8k event. Former coach Matt Dobson led the Argonaut Old-Timers with a ninth place showing with a time of 28:02. UWF student assistant coach Caleb Carmichael finished in 15th with a time of 28:32. Justin Dickieson and volunteer coach Justin Gates finished in 25th and 28th places, respectively.The men’s and women’s teams travel to Clinton, Miss., Friday, October 8th, to complete in the MC Watson/Ford Invitational. Hosted by Mississippi College, women’s 6k event will start at 4:30 p.m. The men’s 8k will follow at 5 p.m. Results from the meet will be available on GoArgos.com.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Version UWF Men’s Cross Country Captures Team Title at Gulf Coast Stampede Sharelast_img read more

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Kenai Peninsula Ranks Second in Statewide Population Increase

first_imgAs for economy health between July 2014-July 2015, the Kenai Peninsula is included in the Gulf Coast region which ranked third, just behind the Northern region. The Anchorage/Mat-Su gained the most over the period. Estimates by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development released on Thursday show that Alaska’s total population only increased slightly between July 2014-July 2015. Only 11 of the state’s 29 borough’s grew during that time. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough was the largest area of growth in the state, seeing an increase of 1,801 people, while the Kenai Peninsula grew by only 348. During that year, the Municipality of Anchorage lost the most residents with 1,458 subtracted from their population.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough saw the second highest amount of population growth statewide between 2014 and 2015. Overall, Alaska’s job growth is below the national average, with the state showing less than a one percent growth in 2015 while jobs grew just over two percent nationally.last_img read more

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