first_imgHOW TO HELP IN THE SEARCH FOR ALEAH BECKERLE THIS WEEKENDSearch teams and Evansville police are working together to search for Aleah Beckerle.Texas Equusearch leaders will start their search this weekend at a new location.They will meet at Delaware Elementary School, Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 8:00 a.m.The school is at the corner of Garvin and Delaware.The 19-year-old Evansville woman was reported missing from her home a little more than a week ago.She is disabled and confined to a wheelchair.Anyone interested in helping out with the search, must be at least 18 years of age and bring a photo ID.Equusearch says to wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and bring water and food.Long sleeved shirts and pants are recommended for searching in wooded areas.EVANSVILLE BUSINESS EXPANDS DOWNTOWN, LOOKS TO HIRE 100= EMPLOYEESShield Global Partners has called Evansville home for the last few years and now they’re expanding into downtown.“So this is exciting, we are rolling out and introducing Innovation Pointe’s newest tenant,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke at a press conference.The tenant is Evansville based Shield Global Partners.The vehicle monitoring and accident impact  analytics company is moving from it’s location on Burkhardt Rd to Innovation Pointe in downtown Evansville.“We looked at several opportunities outside of the state and at the end of the day it all kept coming back to Indiana being the place we needed to be,” said Wayne Collins, Shield Global Partners President & CEO. As downtown Evansville gains a land based casino, downtown hotel, and IU Medical School, the momentum in the city is not only attracting new businesses but it’s keeping businesses here and allowing them to expand.“It’s gratifying when a CEO of a company says, hey I can take this business anywhere but I chose here,” said Winnecke. Shield Global Partners will add about 50 employees to it’s already 21-member staff within the next year. Then, they plan to add 80-100 employees over the next three years.Since the company will be employing Hoosiers, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered the company performance based incentives of up to $800,000 in tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants.“We wanted to hire aggressively and bring more employment here,’” said Collins.Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith says the hard work from Governor Mike Pence, and local government have created a “winning team” that continually attracts new businesses and expansions in the Hoosier state.“I’m convinced that armed with the facts companies will continue to disproportionately look to choose to invest in Indiana because the numbers just require that they would invest here and not other places,” said Smith. To apply for a job at Shield Global Partners contact HR Solutions at (812) 476-3180.EVANSVILLE SPORTS OFFICIALS REMEMBER MARVIN GRAYLongtime Evansville native and sports fan Marvin Grey passed away Wednesday night at Pine Haven Nursing home.Marvin was a fixture at many Evansville sporting events, including Mater Dei Football and Basketball and University of Evansville sports. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Vestal Parkway reopened following crash Monday afternoon

first_img—– VESTAL (WBNG) — According to Broome County Dispatch no one was injured in the crash. Dispatchers said it was too early to comment on any possible injuries. —– They say multiple vehicles were involved in the crash. VESTAL (WBNG) — Dispatchers tell 12 News that one person was entrapped after their vehicle rolled over onto its side following a crash on Rano Boulevard and the Vestal Parkway. —– 2:00 A.M. UPDATE: Stay tuned to 12 News in its 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscast for coverage regarding this incident.center_img VESTAL (WBNG) — Emergency crews have reopened the Vestal Parkway following a crash in which one car had rolled over to its side. 3:32 P.M. UPDATE: VESTAL (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says a person is trapped in a vehicle after a crash on the Vestal Parkway Monday afternoon. Dispatchers say the crash took place by the corner of Route 434 and Rano Boulevard. They also say traffic on part of the parkway is being diverted due to the crash. At this time they couldn’t say exactly where traffic was being diverted. 4:21 P.M. UPDATE: Stay with 12 News as we learn more and continue to update the ongoing situation.last_img read more

Women of Troy make it three straight wins

first_imgBefore this weekend, the USC women’s volleyball team was winless on its home floor. On Friday, the No. 20 Women of Troy (10-6, 3-3 Pac-12) earned their coveted first win at the Galen Center in a three set sweep over the Colorado Buffaloes (10-7, 2-3). USC backed the victory up by winning again on Saturday against the Utah Utes (11-6, 1-5).Killer instinct · Sophomore outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu combined for 18 kills this weekend, including 10 against Utah on Saturday. Nwanebu also had two of her team’s season-high 15 service aces in that match. — Brian Ji | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy came out strong against Colorado, a team that they have never lost to. In the first set, both squads played evenly, with neither team being able to build a lead bigger than five points. The big moment in the set was when USC scored seven unanswered points after being down 15-17 to take a 22-17 lead. The squad won the set 25-20 and sported a .355 hitting percentage, which was three times better than Colorado’s .118 mark.The Women of Troy were more dominant in the second set. The team never trailed after going up 2-1 early, and they led by as many as eight points over the course of the set. USC won 25-18 and had an impressive .400 hitting percentage. Eight of those 25 points came courtesy of three USC service aces and five Buffalo service errors.The Women of Troy carried their momentum into the third set, jumping out to a 7-1 lead early. The team never looked back, winning the set 25-19 and winning the match 3-0. The squad led by as much as seven points and did not trail during the final set.USC had strong performances by several players in the match. Junior outside hitter Samantha Bricio led the team in kills with 14, and she also accounted for four of the Women of Troy’s seven service aces. Sophomore outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu had eight kills, and senior outside hitter Emily Young contributed seven kills. Sophomore libero Taylor Whittingham led the squad with 11 digs and sophomore setter Alice Pizzasegola was on her game, recording 25 assists.Overall, USC had nine more kills, nine more digs, five more assists and six more service aces than the Buffaloes. Additionally, the Women of Troy’s .356 hitting percentage for the game was nearly double that of the Buffalo’s .191 hitting percentage.Less than 24 hours later, USC was back at it again on their home floor taking on the Utah Utes. USC’s confidence and momentum from their game the night before was evident, and the team took down the Utes in four sets.The first set was nearly all the home team, considering the Women of Troy won the set 25-14. After falling behind 2-4 , USC took control and scored nine unanswered points to take an 11-4 lead.Later in the set, the Women of Troy had another stretch where they scored six unanswered points to increase their lead to 19-7 before winning the set a few minutes later. The Utes seemed out of sync and were having trouble handling serves from the Women of Troy, who had seven service aces in the first set alone. In addition, their .370 hitting percentage was more than double the Utes’ .152 hitting percentage.The Utes were more collected in the second set, but still fell 25-20. USC remained in command almost the entire set, trailing only once. The team continued to serve well, coming up with five service aces.Despite their success in the first two sets, the Women of Troy were not able to pull out a second straight sweep. Utah led by as much as seven points during the third set, despite having fewer kills. The Utes, however, had a better hitting percentage at .303. The Utes also did not commit any service errors, while USC committed three.USC rebounded in the fourth set, winning 25-18 and taking the match 3-1. Despite having fewer kills and digs in the fourth set compared to the Utes, USC never trailed. The set stayed close until the Women of Troy held a 20-17 advantage, but they scored five of the next six points to seal the deal. The biggest difference for the Women of Troy in the set was hitting. In the fourth set, their .229 hitting percentage was nearly triple that of the Utes’ .081 hitting percentage.The Women of Troy had three players in the double digits for kills in the game. Bricio led all players again with 23 kills and eight service aces. Nwanebu scored 10 kills and two service aces. Junior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms tied her career high with 10 kills of her own. Freshman outside hitter Lauryn Gillis contributed with four kills and three service aces, and freshman middle blocker Jordan Dunn had three kills and two service aces. Whittingham led the Women of Troy in digs once again with 29. Pizzasegola and senior setter Hayley Crone performed well, combining for 48 assists. For the match, the Women of Troy had 12 more kills, 12 more assists, 12 more service aces and six more digs than the Utes.After the Utah game, USC head coach Mick Haley addressed the plans for the rest of the season.“We’re tied with three other schools for fifth place [in the Pac-12],” Haley said. “We still think we may have an outside chance to win the conference. If we can keep building our confidence and momentum, we feel like the sky is the limit.”Bricio believes her team has turned a corner this season.“We have a routine before every single game, so we do the same thing,” Bricio said. “But, I think the only thing that made the difference was practice. We had a really good week.”last_img read more

HP Launches SiteonMobile: “Web Surfing” via SMS or Voice

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#web sarah perez In India, Dixit explains, there are over 600 million mobile connections and more than half of the country’s mobile phone users have low-end phones without Web browsing capabilities. Most people in the country access the Web via their phones, not computers, due to both the high cost of bandwidth and low tech literacy. People want “intuitive and quick access to the information they need, rather than having to negotiate the Web for it,” he says. DIY Tools for the Mobile Web In short, this new service is providing DIY tools for the creation of SMS and voice-accessible “web applications.” Ironically, it’s not that different a concept from Google’s App Inventor, a DIY tool for developing Android applications, which launched yesterday. Instead of collaborating with a third-party vendor to develop an IVR or SMS service for a particular site, SiteonMobile puts the power to do so in the hands of the publishers themselves, democratizing access to what was, before, a more complex technology. According the HP site, the service offers “very quick deployment,” “no system integration required,” “no additional programming needed,” and it’s “absolutely free.” Revenue Model?According to the press release from HP, commercialization of the technology is still being decided upon internally, and that the current goal is popularization of the technology. However, a couple of otherreports state that SiteonMobile will introduce a revenue-sharing model similar to Apple and its iTunes App Store where publishers are charged for a premium level of the service. Clearly, those details are still being worked out at HP. At the moment, SiteonMobile is an invitation-only service and is being tested with just a handful of undisclosed publishers. Interested parties can sign up for access via email here. Disclosure: HP is current sponsor of ReadWriteWeb but did not sponsor this report. > HP Labs India has created a new technology called SiteonMobile which allows mobile phone users to “surf the Web” via SMS text message or voice commands. The cloud-based technology is designed to broaden access the Worldwide Web to those whose only “connected” device is a mobile phone without a built-in Web browser – as is the case in most of the developing world.How SiteonMobile WorksSiteonMobile requires a website publisher to Web-enable their site’s content using something called “tasklets.” These widget-like tools encompass the steps one would perform on a website to complete a particular task. For example, a publisher could create a “tasklet” for booking airline tickets or getting a daily horoscope. (The Web via SMS can be fun, too, right?) Designing these tasklets requires “little or no programming experience,” says Sudhir Dixit, director of HP Labs India. Once the tasklets have been created, users can send a text message to a particular number to get the information they desire returned to their mobile phone, thanks to these tasklets which reside in HP’s cloud. Or they can dial another number to receive voice-based information via an interactive voice response (IVR) service. Both the IVR system and the SMS server live in a cloud application maintained by HP, itself called “Tasklet” too. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

MacBook Air Contest: What is the Best Route on the Road to the Cloud?

first_imgWhat is the best way to embark upon cloud computing? What do you do first? We’re doing a year-long contest on ReadWriteCloud, asking people for their comments about their views about cloud computing. Each month, we’ll give out a MacBook Air to the person who we think provides the best comment on that month’s topic.There is still time for you to give your commentfor this month’s contest. Here’s the topic:A first step towards creating a virtualized infrastructure often comes at a point when the customer starts experiencing performance issues. Servers start failing as application loads increase. When these issues start occurring, what are the first steps to take into consideration? How should a virtualized infrastructure be deployed? How are these pre-production environments developed? What are the most effective ways to deploy a simplified, reliable and optimized virtualization solution?What do you think? Leave a comment on our post for your chance to win a MacBook Air.Here’s a comment from Joe Masters Emison that provides a good example for the kinds of responses we are looking for:We have not moved everything to the cloud. By using the “do one thing well, and then expand” strategy, we discovered certain aspects of running remote virtualized hardware that would have a noticeable negative impact on our operations. The two downsides to the cloud that have so far kept us from moving everything are the network latency and huge data transfer times. We were aware that both of these could be issues, but by taking our migration one step at a time (and starting with those pieces that would not be affected by latency or huge data transfer times), we were able to determine how significant those issues would be for us. Additionally, another downside to the cloud–relatively slow I/O–ended up being a non-issue for us.At this point, we have every automated component of our data-processing pipeline on the cloud, but have kept the server that serves our local user interfaces and applications. So, in a sense, we have essentially returned to a client-server setup, where the clients (and servers that handle client interfaces) run locally for latency reasons, and the servers that handle heavy-lifting and need dynamic resources run on the cloud.What do you think? What is your thinking about how to get started with cloud computing?Comment today: Tags:#cloud#Contests alex williams Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Three things you thought you knew about life insurance…. But didn’t

first_imgIf I have poor health I will be rejected for life insurance benefits or my premiums will be much higher: In today’s competitive financial landscape insurance companies are catering to every sector of the market including high risk individuals. Whereas high risk life insurance is likely to have higher premiums and more restrictions than a traditional life insurance policy, the benefits of having life insurance far outweigh the costs. This is especially true of veterans and servicemembers who have access to a wide range of life insurance products and packages offered by the VA at a very reasonable cost.Life insurance is sure to benefit individuals in all stages of life regardless of their medical history and is a critical part of becoming financially responsible and independent. Don’t let misconceptions or discomfort deter you from making arrangements for your loved ones to be taken care of after you pass. For more information about life insurance visit us  to learn more about life insurance with Dr. Barbara O’Neill and Ruth Berkheimer. This webinar will focus on basic insurance principles and terminology, who needs life insurance, reasons for buying life insurance, life insurance policy features, the life insurance needs analysis process, tips for buying life insurance, and life insurance needs and policy options for service members and military families, including SGLI, Family SGLI, SGLI disability extension, VGLI and TSGLI. To register visit the event page. By Ayesha Haider, BA, MBA, AFC CandidateVisit the event page to join this webinar or view recordingLife insurance is probably the most dreaded financial product for people to start a conversation about since it forces us to acknowledge our own mortality.A 2013 study by State Farm Insurance found that parents would rather talk to their kids about drugs, alcohol, religion or politics than life insurance. But delaying or foregoing a conversation about life insurance exposes your family members and loved ones to a significant amount of financial risk.According to a 2015 study, cost is the reason most Americans give for not owning life insurance.  However 80% of consumers misjudge the price for term life insurance.In addition to cost, the following are three common misperceptions that people have about life insurance:Life insurance is for people who have dependents: This is a mistaken belief among people who are single or who do not have dependents that are reliant on them for their financial well-being. However, even an unmarried individual’s death is likely to impact those around them both emotionally and financially. There are funeral and other “end-of-life” expenses to cover and, in some cases, your death may result in a loved one being responsible for your debt and other financial obligations. Investing in life insurance as a single adult helps shield relatives and friends from any financial burdens your death may cause. It is also a good way to leave a legacy by donating to a charitable organization that you care about or a relative that you’d like to provide for. If I live past a certain age my life insurance will go to waste anyway: While this is true of term life insurance – which provides coverage up to a certain age – it is not true of whole or permanent life insurance. This alternate type of life insurance has a longer validity than term life insurance and will provide coverage until the policyholder reaches the age of 100. Permanent life insurance usually has a higher premium than term life insurance, but that is because it combines a traditional death benefit with a savings plan that allows you to build up cash value that grows tax deferred.last_img read more

UST legend Venus Bernal proud of Sisi Rondina, feels it’s the Tigresses’ year

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss NU stumps FEU for 1-0 lead in UAAP men’s volleyball finals Bernal was the MVP and Best Scorer in Season 69 and she led the Golden Tigresses to the championship when they swept Far Eastern University in two games.Rondina’s MVP award, though, might be followed up next year if Rookie of the Year Eya Laure continues her stellar play.Laure was the second-best scorer in the league with a total of 230 points and she was named as the first Best Outside Hitter of the tournament.Bernal said she wants the MVP trophy to stay in UST but she insisted that the main goal is always the championship.“Of course, I want her (Laure) to win the MVP and I also want UST to win the title,” said Bernal. “Then again, you can’t always say what’s going to happen. They just have to improve and I know the kids can see that they’re doing their best.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Rondina’s exploits earned her the MVP, Best Scorer, and second Best Outside Hitter awards, but those trophies aren’t the only ones the “Cherry Bomb” got.Venus Bernal, the last Golden Tigress to win an MVP, said she’s proud of what Rondina has accomplished and that she’s elated to see her alma mater become the home of the top individual prize in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Actually, just watching UST play in the finals is an amazing feeling and also Sisi won the MVP,” said Bernal in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Sisi deserved this.”“Of course, it’s not just Sisi. With the help of her teammates, I feel that this year belongs to UST. I’m happy for Sisi because at least the MVP award is back in España.” View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img UST legend Venus Bernal. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—”Kami naman” has been University of Santo Tomas’ mantra in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and no other player in that roster embodied that spirit more than Cherry Rondina.The Golden Tigresses’ talisman was a wrecking ball of pure energy finishing as the league’s top scorer amassing a total of 259 points during the eliminations to lead UST to a second-best 10-4 record en route to its first finals series in eight years.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

Ahead of Maha polls another NCP MLA set to join Shiv Sena

first_imgMumbai: Maharashtra NCP MLA Dileep Sopal on Monday announced he will soon join the Shiv Sena and contest the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls. Sopal, who represents Barshi Assembly constituency in Solapur district, served as a state Cabinet minister in the previous Congress-NCP coalition government. Addressing a gathering in Solapur on Monday, he said, “I will join the Shiv Sena in the coming days and contest the state elections.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ A close aide of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray also confirmed that Sopal will be joining the saffron party. Last month, NCP MLA Pandurang Barora, who represented Shahapur Assembly seat in Palghar district, joined the Shiv Sena, which is an ally of the ruling BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra. On Sunday, rumours were doing the rounds that NCP’s former minister and heavyweight leader from Konkan region, Bhaskar Jadhav, may join the Sena. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The speculation gained ground after Jadhav, a former Shiv Sainik and sitting MLA from Guhagar constituency in Ratnagiri district, visited Thackeray’s residence ‘Matoshree’ in Bandra here and held a closed door meeting. However, Jadhav later said, “These are just rumours. I will remain with the NCP.” On Saturday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis virtually extended an invitation to NCP’s Satara MP and Maratha royal Udayanraje Bhosale to join the BJP. Bhosale on Friday lavished praise on the chief minister for carrying out development works in Satara. The MP had also accused the previous Congress-NCP government of creating “obstacles” in the progress of his constituency. Bhosale, who is the descendant of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is one of the NCP’s four MPs from Maharashtra. Recently, his cousin and NCP’s Satara MLA Shivendrasinh Bhosale deserted the Sharad pawar-led party and joined the BJP along with other legislators like Sandip Naik and Vaibhav Pichad. The state Assembly polls are due in September-October.last_img read more