Giants make sudden change to outfield, move Steven Duggar to right field

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first_imgLOS ANGELES–The San Francisco Giants have long believed that Steven Duggar is their center fielder of the future.He’s now their right fielder of the present.One day after the Giants acquired outfielder Kevin Pillar from the Toronto Blue Jays, Duggar will make his first major league appearance in right field as San Francisco will start Pillar in center.“I’m accepting to all of it,” Duggar said. “I’m excited for the opportunity and I think if a ball drops out there, it was meant to be a hit.” …last_img


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first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement curt hopkins Microsoft has introduced its Windows Live Messenger to Apple. The Messenger app is designed for iPhone and iPod Touch. The app allows users to instant message their friends list, view and comment on friends’ photos and status updates from Windows Live, Facebook, and MySpace,see what their Messenger friends are sharing via Flickr, YouTube, and other social sites. Features include: Space to update status, follow friends and change profile pictureEmail in-box buttonBuddy listChat screenNew chat notificationPhoto and gallery screenAccording to CNET Reviews, an initial foray into WLM use on the iPhone was stymied by intermittent crashes. Related Posts Tags:#Apple#Microsoft#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more


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first_imgA trade group representing manufacturers, retailers and installers of photovoltaic (PV) systems has published a short guide for homeowners who want to buy or lease a system.The Solar Energy Industries Association’s Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power offers a summary of the three options homeowners have for getting into solar: buying a system outright, leasing a system, or signing a power purchase agreement in which they buy power produced from a system on their property at a set rate.Publication of the guide comes at a time of heady growth for residential PV in the U.S. Solar electricity still makes up a very small percentage of power consumed in the U.S., but installations are expanding rapidly. Not only are prices for solar panels continuing to fall, making an outright purchase much more attractive than in the past, but homeowners also can reap many of the benefits of solar without upfront payments by leasing a system.But rapid growth also has brought some problems. Earlier this year, a dozen members of Congress asked two federal agencies to look into complaints that consumers can be hoodwinked by deceptive sales practices. In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Republican House members said some solar leasing companies might be overstating savings and understating risks.In addition, other reports suggest solar leases can complicate and even kill pending real estate sales as buyers balk at existing contract terms. Know what you’re getting intoThe SEIA draws parallels between buying or lease a solar system and weighing the options for car ownership. Its pamphlet suggests that homeowners do their homework before making a decision so they know how much electricity they use, whether the roof on their house is suitable for a solar installation, and how much they can comfortably spend.It recommends that homeowners approach solar energy as they would any other major decision about home ownership: get multiple bids, research the potential installer, and study potential tax consequences and financial incentives.The pamphlet doesn’t offer much detail beyond a bare-bones explanation of how a system works, but it does include several links for additional information.“Consumer protection is an issue of highest priority and is vital to solar’s future growth across America,” SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch said in a written statement.last_img read more


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first_imgMichael Vedomske Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Tags:#Ingenu#Internet of Things#IoT#LPWA#LPWAN#RPMA Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img Cold chains are the hidden lifeline of much of the modern world. A cold chain is the sequence of cooled storage and refrigerated transport which keep produce fresh, vaccines viable, and families fed. This often requires very precise controls. For vaccines, a sensitive product, the cold chain is carefully crafted to maintain temperatures typically between two and eight degrees Celsius. Such a tight temperature range mandates a stringent process and the necessarily tight-knit infrastructure to support it.The consequences for insufficient infrastructure and inadequate processes are severe. For example, India loses nearly 40% of its produce as a result of poor cold chain infrastructure. In developing countries, where refrigerated trucking often isn’t available, keeping vaccines viable those last few miles to the people who need it is a grave challenge.Fresh produce and meats require more than just refrigerated air on their long journey to our plates. Many products need specific levels of CO2, O2, humidity, and other factors in order to ensure they arrive in a condition that consumers will still purchase and enjoy. Each of these details has to be measured and maintained, logged and assessed. This is, in reality, already the Internet of Things in action. So what new innovations can the emergent IoT offer?One of the most impactful new developments is a category of wireless technology called low-power, wide-area (LPWA) technology. The basic premise is in the name: it’s wide-area wireless connectivity (like a cellular network, it’s “just there”) that offers low power consumption and thus longer battery life. One of the available LPWA technologies, RPMA, is uniquely positioned as it solves both the global availability problem and the sunsetting problem.Michael Vedomske, PhD, Principal Data Scientist at IngenuThis first complexity is solved by utilizing the 2.4 GHz universal band, which is available for use in every country in the world. Using a single radio across a global fleet means there is no more need to coordinate and check whether certain fleet assets will be able to operate in a given region. arises as working in a new country may require an entirely new wireless module. Sunsetting, in the wireless world, is when a technology becomes obsolete and is no longer available for use. A present example of this is 2G data technology sunsetting at the end of this year at AT&T and by end of 2019 for Verizon. Other carriers are following suit globally. The issue for the cold chain is that each time a sunset occurs many costs propagate throughout the chain.The sunsetting kink is solved by the fact that RPMA always maintains backward compatibility. Because machine and sensor and other IoT traffic is its sole reason for existing, it will not and cannot fall prey to the competing network demands from voice and high throughput data. RPMA simplifies operations and management not just today but forward through time, as there are no sunsets.Only pay for the right truck rollsTruck rolls are literally an essential part of logistics. Ironically, they can also be a source of needless expenses. These expenses come when equipment fails, or otherwise need attention from a maintenance crew or repair company. Included in these costs are the sensors and wireless connectivity keeping the information flowing, as well as the batteries used to keep it all running.Any cold chain vendor understands that hardware costs are only a small part of the total cost of ownership for any system. Each time work has to be done on the equipment—hardware swaps, battery replacement, repairs—it requires maintenance, a truck roll, and paying for that labor intensive work easily outweighs the cost of the hardware itself. One of the most common and incessant maintenance items is swapping or charging the battery. LPWA connectivity trades lower throughput in order to achieve longer battery life, some as long as twenty years. This is good for logistics, and the cold chain specifically, as longer battery life reduces the number of times human labor is needed to retrieve the sensor and replace or recharge the battery. Each reduction in battery swaps propagated across an entire fleet adds up to very significant savings. Furthermore, this removes steps from the overall process improving efficiency: another kink smoothed out by the Internet of Things.Get the best for less without the messMany vendors utilize passive data loggers in order to keep costs down. But because of the extreme increases in battery life and reduced module costs offered by LPWA technologies, these savings can be pushed into other investments, like purchasing more active loggers. But perhaps even better than just having more active loggers is the fact that you get the benefits of a professionally managed wide-area network. Outfitted with a wide area solution, you can read the data from wherever you want. The data is sent over the air, just like a cellular network, and into your back office solution. Whether your back office is in Minneapolis or Macau, you can get updates wherever your shipments are. But perhaps one of the biggest bonuses a wide-area solution provides is the professionally managed network. The wireless system is managed by a company that specializes in wireless technology. Their existence is purely around making sure it works and does so reliably. This means your company can focus more on what it is good at. No late night hassle trying to fix the wireless infrastructure. No growing support teams. No managing, operating, maintaining, and conducting emergency repairs of wireless infrastructure. Rather, with a wide-area solution you just get wireless that works, for less, and for longer. That’s the beauty of LPWA. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Pucklast_img read more


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first_imgA five-year-old girl, daughter of a migrant labourer, was brutally raped by unidentified men in Dasuya town in Hoshiarpur district, police said on Tuesday.The girl was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Dasuya from where she was referred to PGIMER, Chandigarh, in a critical condition after the incident on Monday night, they said.Police said the girl went missing from her house last night at about 10:30 p.m. when there was a power shutdown in the area. The family members lodged a missing report with the Dasuya police station late on Monday night. On Tuesday, a passer-by noticed the girl lying in an unconscious state near a railway track. Some blood stained clothes were also found there.The father of the girl is a migrant labourer, police said. Dr. Rajesh Bagga, Senior Medical Officer at Dasuya Civil Hospital, confirmed gang rape and said the victim suffered external as well as internal wounds. A case was registered at the Dasuya police station under relevant provisions of the POCSO Act and the IPC, police said.last_img read more


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first_imgThe doping scandal has taken a dangerous turn. A former SAI doctor, who exposed how doping was rampant at National Institute of Sports, has been beaten up at Patiala. Dr Sajib Nandi had recently revealed to Headlines Today how the authorities at NIS Patiala were hand in glove in the doping scandal. Nandi was beaten up at the entrance of NIS Patiala and dragged out of the campus by the security guards as he was set to meet Justice Mudgal, who is probing the doping scam. Nandi told Headlines Today, “I’m filing report with the police shortly. The NIS director is a corrupt person.” Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Nandi has been attacked in his attempt to cleanse the system. Back in 2002 too, he was beaten up as he tried to expose the authorities’ role and involvement in doping at Patiala. Recently, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir singh Badal has taken action on the chemist shops in Patiala selling banned drugs. While raids were conducted on the shops, the state government was getting ready to cancel licences of all those found guilty of selling banned drugs. On July 5, Headlines Today had exposed how performance enhancing drugs were openly sold over the counter at chemist shops around NIS in Patiala. The expose had come amid the dope stink involving eight athletes, including golden girl Ashwini Akkunji. Headlines Today special investigation team went shopping and found no checks in place here to control the sale of banned drugs. NIS Patiala has a tarnished history dating back to 2001, when syringes and steroid strips were found in its hostels. An inquiry was ordered into the functioning of NIS by the Sports Authority of India in 2003.  Though no action has yet been taken, the report is believed to contain proof of sustained irregularities in anti-doping procedures and a nexus between NIS authorities, federation coaches and SAI officers.advertisementlast_img read more