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Chetwynd resident arrested for assaulting step daughter

first_imgThe woman was arrested after the incident, and the 17 year old was transported to hospital via ambulance with head injuries.The Ministry of Children and Families was also involved as there was another younger daughter in the home at the time. To ensure her safety the girl went with other family members.The 45 year old woman has since been released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date. – Advertisement -Police are continuing to investigate to gain additional statements, and the Ministry of Children and Families is also continuing their efforts to ensure child safety.last_img read more

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Oracle Had a Killer Quarter – What Does That Mean for Open Source in the Cloud?

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finley Oracle’s sales increased 37% to $8.76 billion last quarter, according to Bloomberg. Cloud computing gets some of the credit for the revenue jump, causing a surge of interest in Oracle’s databases and a 29% gain in new license sales.Earlier this year David Linthicum wrote a post titled “Amazon’s Oracle move shows open source won’t gain in the cloud” in response to Amazon Web Services offering Oracle Databases on RDS. EnterpriseDB CEO Ed Boyajian disagrees. EnterpriseDB provides commercial support and management tools for PostGRES databases. “We’re engaged with every major cloud provider today on how they can have an open source database alternative,” he says. Boyajian says a lot of customers are tired of being locked into Oracle’s databases and are looking for an alternative.And that’s not even mentioning the use of NoSQL databases like Apache Cassandra and Hbase in cloud environments. But most of that on the server side. As former Canonical COO Matt Asay says, it’s invisible.And as Linthicum writes:Migrating from Oracle is a pretty risky proposition, considering how dependent many applications are on Oracle’s features and functions. Indeed, as I work the cloud-migration project circuits, I find that those companies on Oracle stay on Oracle. Although they will consider open source alternatives for some projects, most enterprises and government agencies cite the existing skill sets within the organizations and a successful track record as the reasons they are remaining with Larry.Even in cases where NoSQL tools are adopted, traditional databases tend to remain. For example, CERN and CMS adopted Apache CouchDB and MongoDB for certain uses, but kept Oracle for others.And the numbers out from Oracle today suggest that the company’s databases are not just being used by cloud customers, but behind the scenes as well.Oracle seems like an unstoppable juggernaut at the moment, and it’s making some bold moves. Earlier this week it announced that it would stop supporting Intel Itanium processors. Forrester analyst Richard Fichera describes this mostly as an attack on HP. “Oracle was in a position where an arguably reasonable decision on long-term strategy also had a potentially negative tactical impact on a major competitor, and as such was probably much easier to make,” he writes. Fichera notes how expensive and difficult it is to move migrate from Oracle databases, but suggests that IBM and Microsoft might benefit from the uncertainty that Oracle is creating. Could open source alternatives benefit here as well? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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New Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks floor test on Wednesday

first_imgHours after he was sworn in, Goa’s new Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said his government had sought a floor test on Wednesday to prove its strength in the Assembly.The BJP-led government claims it has the support of 21 MLAs, including 12 from the party; three each from the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three Independents.The strength of the 40-member House has been reduced to 36 due to the death of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and BJP MLA Francis D’Souza, and resignations of Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte.The Congress is the single largest party in the State with 14 MLAs. There is also an NCP legislator in the House.“We have written to Governor Mridula Sinha, requesting her to hold a floor test on Wednesday to prove our strength. We are ready for it,” Mr. Sawant told reporters.The Chief Minister said his priority was to complete all the projects undertaken by Parrikar, who passed away on Sunday after battling pancreatic-related ailment.Memorial for ParrikarThe government would build a memorial for Parrikar at Panaji’s Miramar beach, where he was cremated, he said.Mr. Sawant was sworn in as Chief Minister just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday, after hectic parleys between the BJP and its allies to put a new government in place.The Governor also administered the oath of office to 11 Ministers, including those from the MGP and the GFP. GFP chief Vijai Sardesai and MGP legislator Sudin Dhavalikar were sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers.last_img read more

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All-Star Milt Pappas Passes Away

first_imgCHICAGO— Milt Pappas, right-handed pitcher and two-time All-Star, passed away at age 76 on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. A winner of more than 200 major league games, Pappas was perhaps best known for his unlucky legacy of having been traded for future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson. The trade was considered one of the most lopsided in baseball history. His death was confirmed by his wife, Judi, who said she was unsure of the cause.Milton Steven (Miltiades Stergios) Papastergios was born in Detroit on May 11, 1939. His parents were Greek immigrants who shortened the family name. His father owned a drugstore and soda fountain.He graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit before signing as an amateur free agent with the Orioles. He appeared in only three minor league games. His career record was 209-164, with a 3.40 E.R.A.Pappas appeared in his first major league game with the Baltimore Orioles in 1957, when he was 18. The next season he won 10 games for a sixth-place team, becoming the first member of a young rotation known as the Baby Birds; by 1961 it included Chuck Estrada, Steve Barber and Jack Fisher, not one of them yet 24.A control pitcher without a blazing fastball, over his career Pappas struck out fewer than five batters per nine innings, but he also walked just 2.4 and gave up less than one home run. By the end of 1965, at just 26, he had already won 110 games and had twice been an All-Star.That was when the Orioles, who were pitching-rich but hitting-poor, traded him (with two less consequential players) to the Cincinnati Reds for Robinson, who had already turned 30 and was four years removed from his Most Valuable Player Award season of 1961. On the face of it, the trade seemed reasonable for both sides, perhaps even favoring the Reds.It didn’t quite turn out that way. Pappas went on to have a fine career, winning 99 more games (he came within one win of being among a handful of pitchers to win 100 games in each league) for the Reds, the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs.Robinson, however, promptly led the American League with a .316 batting average, 49 home runs and 122 runs batted in, winning the triple crown and the M.V.P. Award and leading the team to its first World Series since 1944, when the franchise was still in St. Louis, and a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Robinson was an All-Star in four of the next five seasons, and in six years as an Oriole he averaged nearly 30 home runs a season and more than 90 R.B.I. His Orioles played in three more World Series, losing to the so-called Miracle Mets of 1969 and to Pittsburgh in 1971. They beat Cincinnati in 1970, but by then Pappas, who never pitched in a World Series, was already gone from that team.He had been traded to Atlanta in June 1968, shortly after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Several teams declined to play on June 8, the day of the burial, but the Reds’ players voted to play — reportedly by a slim margin and only after they had been pressured by management. Angered, Pappas resigned as the team’s player representative, and he was traded three days later.The Braves, in mid-1970, sold his contract to Chicago, where, in addition to winning 51 games in less than four seasons (including 17 each in 1971 and 1972), he had one more notable moment. On Sept. 2, 1972, he had a perfect game going against the San Diego Padres with two outs in the ninth inning when he walked Larry Stahl on a 3-2 count. The pitch appeared to be outside, but Pappas blew his stack at the umpire, Bruce Froemming, and though he completed his no-hitter, he was angry about the call for the rest of his life. He contended that with nothing at stake except baseball history in the making, Froemming should have given him a break on the final pitch and stretched the strike zone.“I still to this day don’t understand what Bruce Froemming was going through in his mind at that time,” Pappas told ESPN in 2007. “Why didn’t he throw up that right hand like the umpire did in the perfect game with Don Larsen?” He added: “It’s a home game in Wrigley Field. I’m pitching for the Chicago Cubs. The score is 8-0 in favor of the Cubs. What does he have to lose by not calling the last pitch a strike to call a perfect game?”Pappas’s first wife, Carole, was the subject of some mystery when the Pappas family lived in Wheaton, Ill., a Chicago suburb. On Sept. 11, 1982, she disappeared one Saturday while running errands. There was some suspicion of foul play, but five years later, in August 1987, her body was discovered inside her car at the bottom of a retention pond blocks from their home.In addition to his wife, the former Judi Bloome, whom he married in 1987, Pappas’s survivors include their daughter, Alexandria Arlis; a son from his first marriage, Steven; and five granddaughters. A daughter from his first marriage, Michelle, died in 2015.Daniel E. Slotnik contributed reporting.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Hundreds gather for the service of San Diegos own Brandon Stapper

first_imgHundreds gather for the service of San Diego’s own Brandon Stapper March 16, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds of people showed up tonight to celebrate the life of a local entrepreneur who was killed in a tragic accident in Africa.Friends and family of Brandon Stapper gathered at the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park to remember the man they say was “extremely good at what he did.”33 year old Stapper and 2 other men from San Diego were among a total of 5 people killed when their sightseeing helicopter crashed in a national park in Kenya.Strapper was known as a successful businessman in San Diego last_img read more

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The toprated Tribit XFree Tune wireless overtheear headphones drop to just 3249

first_img Share your voice 9 Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comments The folding Tribit XFree Tune headphones look and sound luxurious, but the price tag is all cheapskate. Sarah Tew/CNET Just last year, CNET audio guru David Carnoy was delighted to discover that the $50 Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones offered “terrific sound for the money.”Right now, today, I’m delighted to tell you that Cheapskate readers can score the Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones for $32.49. That’s after clicking the on-page 5% off coupon and then applying promo code DLTXFREE at checkout.See at AmazonCarnoy’s XFree Tune review is the best place to start if you want the full scoop on these, as I haven’t had the chance to try them myself.I can tell you that the carrying case is included at this price; it’s not $5 extra as mentioned in the review. And speaking of reviews, the headphones scored a genuinely impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 700 buyers.Other important things to know: Tribit promises a whopping 40 hours of playtime on a charge (though it takes a full 4 hours to recharge), and you can also bypass Bluetooth in favor of a wired connection (cord included), which requires no power at all.I think these would make a great gift for a mom, dad or grad.Read more: The best headphones for 2019 Bonus deal: One of my favorite recent sci-fi books is on sale for $2Not to be confused with the sci-fi TV series of the same name, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a twisty, trippy sci-fi novel that was among my favorite reads of the past few years.The Kindle edition normally sells for $10, but for a limited time, you can grab Dark Matter for just $2. If you’re more into the Barnes & Noble or Google Play e-book ecosystems, it’s on sale in both those stores for the same price.See at AmazonI’ll just add that this isn’t “hard sci-fi,” if that’s what you’re hoping for. Rather, it’s a fast-paced page-turner, with some fresh twists on old tropes. I couldn’t put it down. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Now playing: Watch this: 1:25 The Cheapskate Tribit XFree Tune: A cheap Bluetooth headphone that sounds… Headphones Digital Media Amazonlast_img read more

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Virgin Galactic shows off the worlds first space tourist lounge

first_img “We are graduating the facility into commercial service,” said VG CEO George Whitesides. “We want to have this be a remarkable historic facility that when people arrive at they feel, ‘Yes, this is the place that I’m going to be going to space from.'”Virgin owner and billionaire mogul Richard Branson announced that his company was ready to “come home” to New Mexico at a press conference with Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham and Sen. Tom Udall in Santa Fe in May. With the unveiling of its new interior, Virgin Galactic says Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space “is now functionally operational.” Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 1:26 Sci-Tech Comment A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy First look inside Virgin Galactic’s space passenger terminal As part of its move to New Mexico, the Virgin Galactic launch vehicle VMS Eve recently landed at the Spaceport, which it will call home from now on.The company says the remainder of its test flight program, which has largely been conducted in California’s Mojave Desert until now, will take place at Spaceport America in preparation for its first commercial flights to space in the coming months.  17 Photos Virgin Galactic announces long-awaited move to Spaceport… 2:28 Virgin Galactic’s Gaia lounge will host space tourists.   Virgin Galactic The world got its first glance at what commercial space travel will look like on Thursday, and it’s a significant upgrade from the arduous trip through today’s airports. Interactive Walkway at The Gateway To SpaceThe Gateway to Space includes an interactive walkway. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic welcomed members of the press into its newly completed mission control, briefing room and ground-floor Gaia lounge. Gaia is centered on a posh marble and oak “Barista Island” where space tourists, their friends and family will mingle with VG employees and pilots over breakfast and coffee as they contemplate cutting the tether of Earth’s gravity for the first time.Upstairs and overlooking Gaia and the runway is the Cirrus level, home to mission control, the mission briefing room and the pilot corps. VG’s operation is housed inside the Gateway to Space building, a futuristic facade that looks something like an alien spaceship itself. The building is the centerpiece of New Mexico’s Spaceport America, a state-owned facility that has been quietly waiting for several years in the empty desert next to the White Sands Missile Range for Virgin Galactic to finally move in. 1 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Space Richard Branson Virgin Galacticlast_img read more

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Twitter is down for everyone Outage on mobile apps web brings tweets

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:10Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Instagrams New Update That Sparked Outrage Was Just A Test Closecenter_img Update:Twitter is back up and running, at least for some users. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey has confirmed that the service is coming back up, but slowly.  Twitter is backTwitter screenshot – @jackOriginal story…Twitter is the place people go to rant about outages on services like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and others. But in an unexpected turn of event, the popular microblogging platform has gone offline. Twitter is down for everyone, both on web and mobile apps, which has brought the relentless flow of tweets to a halt.Downdetector, the website that monitors online outages, has confirmed the Twitter outage. A sudden spike in people reporting Twitter’s downtime surpassed 69,000 and the live outage map shows it appears to be a widespread issue.Twitter is down for users in Japan, the U.S., UK, France, Brazil, India, and other countries, according to Downdetector live outage map for Twitter. IBTimes India can independently confirm that the website, as well as the Twitter apps, have failed to load new tweets, post a tweet and upload media. Twitter is downTwitter StatusWhile trying to send a new tweet, the website returns an “Internal server error” and shows “Uploading media failed! Please try again later” when attempting to upload media. It appears Twitter is aware of the problem and we can expect the services to resume soon.As per the Twitter Status page, Twitter said: “The outage was due to an internal configuration change, which we’re now fixing. Some people may be able to access Twitter again and we’re working to make sure Twitter is available to everyone as quickly as possible.” Twitter is downREUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoThe Twitter outage comes only days after popular social media giant, Facebook, and its other apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, suffered a massive outage globally. The services were resumed after a while, but Twitter was flooded with reactions, some funny, some not so much. It remains to be seen how Twitter users react to this situation. Stay tuned for updates on this story right here.last_img read more

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Get rid of Modi just as he did highvalue notes CM

first_imgRaniganj/Asansol: Coming down heavily on Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee urged people to scrap him just as he had scrapped high-value notes during demonetisation.”Remember those days when you were forced to face hardships following the note ban. People got up from the bed early morning and found high-value notes had been banned. Modi said it would bring down terrorist activities but in reality, they have gone up. Just as he had scrapped the high-value notes, you scrap him off in the election by casting your votes against him,” she said while addressing two rallies at Raniganj and Asansol on Friday afternoon. Banerjee said: “Modi has ruined the country economically. People have lost jobs. 12,000 farmers have committed suicide but he is unperturbed, he is going from one state to another to narrate lies during the election meetings.” Banerjee added: “During election meetings in other states, Modi is taking the name of Mamata because he knows that in Bengal, BJP will not be able to do anything. They will get a big zero.”last_img read more

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