Have you seen Roxy?

first_imgA beloved family’s pet dog has gone missing in the Manorcunningham area.Roxy is mixing since yesterday and she’s a Bichon Frise and Jack Russell mix.She is wearing a neon green hardness and she’s microchipped. She was last seen in the Corky area of Manor. If you see her please contact Gerard on 087 4130771.Her family are very anxious to get her back safe and sound.UPDATED: Roxy has been found safe and well and will be getting a bath tonight!Have you seen Roxy? was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:DOGmissing Manorcunninghamlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 31, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Some bad news in our forecast this morning, as we are having to put in moisture for the middle of next week. This effectively means mother nature is taking any hint of a planting window and is slamming it shut while erecting iron bars in front of it. More on that in a bit. But we still have to get through moisture before we even get to any talk of changing a dry forecast. Today we should see partly to mostly sunny skies over the northern half of the state, but we have scattered showers around all day long from I-70 southward. These showers can produce .25″-1″ rain totals, but we need to stress that the 1″ values will be limited to a few areas in the far southern tip of the state, and will have to come with potential for a few thunderstorms. Most of southern Ohio will end up on the lower to middle part of the scale. Tomorrow features sun followed by increasing clouds , and rain will advance in from the north in late morning. By midday we have showers from US 30 northward, and then showers and thunderstorms spread south across the rest of the state through the overnight and Sunday morning. . Rain totals will be from .25”-.75” with coverage at 90% of the state. But, we should turn out partly sunny by Sunday afternoon. No change in the start of next week with two dry for Monday and Tuesday. It will be cooler for those days behind the weekend system, but we do see full sunshine and a good breeze, so dry down will have excellent potential. We also are going to look for a mostly dry Wednesday as well, but clouds will be on the increase Wednesday afternoon. The change in our official forecast comes for Wednesday nigh through Thursday, where we have to insert showers across most of the state. We are expecting .25”-.75” rain totals over 100% of the state. The moisture is just to great and the system to strong coming out of the central plains for us to be able to miss it. From there, clouds give way to sun on Thursday. We do project dry weather for all of Friday, Saturday and next Sunday. The map at right shows 10 day rain potential across OH. We also are having to work in some changes to the extended period as well, and they are not helpful. Scattered showers are likely in the area for Monday, with 70% coverage. Then for Tuesday the 11th we take a bit of a break, before showers return for Wednesday and Thursday with 60% and 90% coverage. Finally, a couple of drier days emerge for the end of the 16 day window Friday and Saturday, the 13th and 14th. We are back to a pattern than does not have any large window of opportunity for significant field work.last_img read more

Siri Will Be Just As Important To Apple As Hardware

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tech pundits spend a lot of time wondering about the next black rectangle — that is, the next touchscreen mobile or tablet computer. How many inches and pixels of screen will it have? How many cores? How thin and light will it be? But we all know those questions will only apply for a few more years at most.If you observe the trends in sensors, networked objects, and AI, it begins to seem inevitable that, while they’re certainly the present, black rectangles are not the future. Computing can be much more intelligent and subtle than that. It can blend in and enhance our environment. Think visual or auditory signals triggered by the world around you, not navigating through apps on a screen.In fact, the most innovative tech companies are already working on getting hardware and software out of our way entirely, so that we don’t have to really use them at all. They just happen.As one of my favorite tech observers, Kontra, noted this week, this seems to pose a problem for Apple. Apple is unique among mobile hardware manufacturers by having the whole business, hardware and software alike, rolled up into one. For Apple, the interface is the experience it sells, and the delightful hardware is the place where we make contact with it. If we’re headed for a world where hardware disappears into the background, what does Apple have left to sell?As Kontra observes, Apple’s Siri interface is the key to riding out this transition. In this future we’re imagining, there will be a wider variety of ways to interact with the computer. Not only will we use touch, movement, and voice, we’ll be passively interacting with it all the time just by going about our business. The key to this computing experience is having an aware, intelligent assistant application that can understand all these inputs, and Siri is Apple’s hope.AI Isn’t EasyIt’s a tough climb, though. As my colleague John Paul Titlow writes, even though voice control’s potential is amazing, it’s pretty clunky so far. Kontra’s post highlights the underlying challenges of gathering and understanding enough data to make this work, and we’ve already seen how much trouble Apple had there with Maps, a comparatively simple problem to solve.One wonders whether Google’s slow and steady approach will bear out, even though Apple is definitely winning the present, compared to Google’s hardware partners individually. Google’s Android strategy has created hundreds of millions of mobile Google users, no matter whose devices or OS versions they’re using. Google has gathered tons of data about the world, and data is Google’s specialty.For that reason, Google Now is a much better AI assistant than Siri right now. I’d be using it if there was an Android device I liked better than the iPhone all around.But again, that won’t matter for long. Google is already working on heads-up display glasses as a future interface. Maybe Apple is, too, but they certainly aren’t talking about it yet. By not worrying overly much about hardware and just concentrating on getting the software out there to collect the data, Google looks like it could leapfrog the black rectangle era and dominate the next one.But Apple has a way of surprising everyone by announcing that the new era is already here. And when Apple does that, it unveils a new kind of computer and says you can have it next week. With the kinds of profits and loyalty Apple has built, it would be foolish to rule out another surprise. Tags:#AI#Apple#Google Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces jon mitchelllast_img read more

Post-Deployment Depressive Symptoms in Military Wives

first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons [Flickr, The Prison, May 27, 2007]Recent research has shown that military spouses show relatively high rates of depression during combat deployment of their spouse and that the rates of depression are more than 3 times that of their civilian counterparts. Much of the research to date has centered on the deployment period, though 75% of spouses have reported that the first 3 months following deployment is the most stressful time during the deployment cycle. Given the high rates of mental health conditions during and following the deployment cycle and the importance of maintaining a high level of functioning in the military family, researchers Dolphin, Steinhardt, and Cance have examined the influence of positive emotions on depression in female spouses following deployment [1].A total of 252 Army wives whose husbands had been deployed to Afghanistan were surveyed during the deployment of their spouse and 3 months following the return of their active-duty husband. Sixty percent of spouses were married to junior enlisted soldiers, 31% to non-commissioned officers, and 9% to commissioned officers. Ages ranged from 19 to 39 with a mean age of 25. The military wives had been married an average of 4 years. Eighty-four percent of the participants had children.Demographic information as well as measures of marital satisfaction and positive emotions were collected during the deployment period. Marital satisfaction was measured using a single question that ranged from very unsatisfied to very satisfied. Positive emotions were measured using the 10-item subscale of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) which focuses on positive and negative arousal. Following deployment, coping strategies, resilience and depressive symptoms were measured. Coping strategies were measured using the Brief Coping Orientations to Problems Experienced Scale (Brief COPE), capturing a broad range of behavioral and cognitive strategies used during stressful situations. Resilience characteristics, such as faith, goal setting, humor, and patience, were measured using the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. The Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale was used to measure depressive symptoms, including depressed mood, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness.Analysis of the surveys showed that one-third of the participants reported moderately severe levels of depressive symptoms 3 months following deployment of the service member. Lower levels of positive emotions during deployment correlated with higher maladaptive coping and more depressive symptoms after deployment. Of note, wives who had been married longer and had greater marital satisfaction showed lower levels of maladaptive coping and fewer depressive symptoms than their peers who had been married a shorter period of time and were dissatisfied with their marriages. It is also notable that having experienced a higher number of deployments was associated with more positive emotions, better coping and resilience, and lower levels of depression.When working with military wives who have recently experienced deployment of their husband and who are experiencing depressive symptoms, emphasizing adaptive coping skills, such as utilizing emotional support, may lead to improved well-being during this difficult transition time.References[1] Dolphin, K. E., Steinhardt, M. A., & Cance, J. D. (2015). The role of positive emotions in reducing depressive symptoms among Army wives. Military Psychology, 27(1), 22-35. doi:10.1037/mil0000062This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Court reserves order in coal block case

first_imgA special court has reserved for July 31 orders on framing of charges against a private firm, its two directors and another person in a case of alleged irregularities in the allocation of the Dhadhu coal block in Jharkhand. The CBI is prosecuting Pawanjay Steel and Power Limited (PSPL), its two directors, Gyanchand Prasad Agarwal and Umesh Prasad Agarwal, and S.K. Kanungo, chief manager (Marketing) of Hari Machines Ltd (HML) in the case.The court reserved the order on conclusion of arguments by counsel for the accused and the prosecution.The court had on September 28 last year summoned them for criminal conspiracy and cheating, saying “prima facie there were sufficient incriminating evidence on record against them.”They had been later granted bail after they appeared before the court on November 9 in pursuance to a summons.The CBI had registered a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act against PSPL, its directors, Mr. Kanungo and other unknown persons, including public servants.Criminal conspiracyPSPL and its two directors along with Mr. Kanungo hatched a criminal conspiracy with a view to deceive the Ministry of Coal (MoC) to induce it to allocate a captive coal block in favour of the accused firm, the charge sheet said.last_img read more

Sunny Deol escapes unhurt in Gurdaspur mishap

first_imgActor-turned politician Sunny Deol escaped unhurt after his vehicle was involved in a collision with three cars on Monday, police said.The mishap occurred after one of the tyres in Deol’s sports utility vehicle burst near a ‘Gurdwara’ in Sohal village, Gurdaspur Deputy Superintendent of Police (rural) Manjit Singh told PTI. A total of four vehicles collided with each other in the accident. Mr. Deol’s cavalcade was going towards Fatehgarh Churian where the BJP candidate had to campaign, the DSP said.“Out of four, one vehicle belonged to a villager, rest other vehicles were part of Mr. Deol’s cavalcade,” he said. Nobody was hurt in the accident, he added.After the accident, Mr. Deol resumed his journey to Fatehgarh Churian for poll campaigning, the DSP said. Mr. Deol is pitted against Congress candidate and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.last_img read more

Avoiding the Inevitable Breach 4 Ways Retailers Should Amp Up Security

first_img For small, medium and large companies, the threat to both customers’ data and the company’s bottom line is real. This past August, the Department of Homeland Security announced that “Backoff,” an aggressive piece of point of sale malware, was responsible for breaches at several stores, and that it could afflict the networks of up to 1,000 other retailers.There’s ample advice out there telling chief information officers, or CIO, to build a breach recovery plan, but the key steps to avoiding such an event are not as clear. The first move is to ensure compliance with PCI guidelines for basic data security. Beyond that, here are four steps to protect retail customers from a breach:Related: 6 Leaders Share the Secrets to SaaS Startup Success1. Know when to call for backup.In today’s complex business environment, underpinned by cloud, mobile and other new technologies, it’s a real challenge to keep up with security news and monitor all potential weaknesses at all times. That can be a massive undertaking and one that shouldn’t always be left to the CIO.After analyzing specific needs and security team abilities, the next step is deciding whether it makes sense to recruit outside help from auditors or other security experts, or if it’s time to hire a full-time chief information security officer (CISO), a person tasked with knowing about vulnerabilities and preventing them from harming business.When Target’s data was compromised, Karl Mattson, the retailer’s former global and cyber intelligence manager, argued that a CISO was the missing link. By June of last year, Target had staffed the role, tasking Brad Maiorino, who previously held CISO positions at General Motors and General Electric, with homing in on both internal and external risks and making sure key company stakeholders were always in the loop.This staffing format allows a CIO to focus on overseeing business processes while relying on the CISO to dive deeper to ensure no security vulnerabilities are left undetected. For small businesses, bringing in a temporary consultant or part-time IT security professional should be sufficient to help minimize risk. 2. Avoid processing payments in-house.It’s easy to understand the appeal of processing payments in-house, since businesses who do this may save a few cents per transaction. But it’s risky. Breaches have increased in frequency as more companies have transitioned to processing their own payments.A breach at TJX in 2007 that cost the company $265 million and the recent Target breach of 2013 that totaled $148 million prove the high-risk nature of processing payments in-house. This creates a one-stop shop for hackers to access the information they’re after.As cyber criminals get better at targeting in-house systems, the need to externalize payment processing also becomes greater. For the majority of retailers, cloud-based processing systems will add an ideal layer of security that eliminates the physical link between a customer’s card, a payment terminal and the in-store systems. The bottom line: Spend a bit more now to reduce the liability later.3. Brush up on encryption and tokenization.The most secure data is the kind cyber criminals can’t read. Encryption, tokenization- –or better yet, a combination of the two — can ensure that customer information is extremely difficult to decipher. So how do the two differ, exactly? End-to-end encryption ensures sensitive information requires a “key,” or a constantly changing numerical code to access. Data that’s in transit between point of sale systems and processing locations is effectively scrambled, making it illegible until it reaches an end point. However, effective management of encryption key access is a crucial step in keeping customer information secure.Related: 4 Essential BYOD Security MeasuresTokenization, on the other hand, isn’t a new practice, but it is a rising star in the payments industry thanks, in part, to the introduction of Apple Pay. Unlike encryption, it sends data from one point to another without the information ever being identified, scrambling it without the use of a key. If attackers are able to gain access to data, they still can’t view credit card numbers or passwords, but rather a fake version of the data. In many cases, the actual data is stored locally or by a third-party service, which are the only places it can be read correctly.4. Understand and embrace emerging payment technologyThe retail industry is going through significant changes right now — from mobile payments to the adoption of EMV card processing. For the risk-averse, adding more payment options to the mix might seem like a dangerous route, but as these new tender types gain popularity, companies should support them to remain competitive. And as the threat of breaches grows, these new methods provide innovative ways to safeguard customer and business data.With the October 2015 deadline for EMV compliance fast approaching, now is the time to implement chip-and-pin card readers. Sure, adopting the proper POS hardware and software just in the knick of time next year will avoid financial responsibility if a breach happens after the deadline but adopting EMV now means fewer gaps in stores’ security plans pre- October 2015. With EMV’s three-pronged security system, each sale is linked to a transaction number, instead of specific credit card details, making it far more secure than traditional magnetic-stripe card payments.Mobile is also making waves for its security capabilities. Some systems one-up not just traditional mag-stripe credit and debit payments, but even EMV. Those that access credit card information to complete purchases incorporate safety measures already in place through card providers, but they also bring the added benefit of transparency via real-time account alerts. Some also have features that help identify purchases and detect fraud early on. Plus, shoppers are likely to notice a missing phone faster than a missing wallet.While all of the steps outlined above can play a key role in amping up security on their own, the best retail strategy blends them together. In other words, retailers can’t just pick and choose; they need to implement all of these methods to keep customer data safe.Other tips to keep hackers at bay? Schedule training sessions and perform regular employee background checks to ensure all hardware and software is current.And if disaster does strike, the best line of defense is a go-to approach for communicating the breach to customers quickly and effectively. After all, reputations and jobs depend on the trust of shoppers. Related: 12 Tips to Protect Your Company Website From Hackers March 19, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 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