Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Stolen Tractors

first_imgARKWRIGHT — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in connection with the theft of two farm tractors last week.The Sheriff’s Office says the tractors were taken from a farm on Center Road in the Town of Arkwright sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. last FridayThe tractors are described as a 2017 John Deere 1025R color green with a belly mower and a front loader.The second tractor is a 2018 Kubota M7060 color orange. Anyone with information regarding this investigation are encouraged to call the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office at 716-753-4921, or call the WeTip number 800-782-7463.Those calling to provide information to the Sheriff’s Office can remain anonymous if they wish. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

St. Louis 5th Grade Boys Basketball Team Wins Season Opener

first_imgThe 5th grade SLS Cardinals opened the 2014 boys basketball season Thursday night, October 30th with a 32-7 victory over St. Michael’s School in Brookville.Thomas Raver led the team in scoring while Abe Streator led the team in rebounding. C.J. Grote and Adam Vogelsang led the team defensively with numerous deflections and steals.Courtesy of STL Coach Dale Amrhein.last_img

Port of Olympia Appoints Sam Gibboney as Executive Director

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Port of Olympia Commission is proud to announce the appointment of Sam Gibboney as its new Executive Director. Gibboney brings years of executive experience in community development, public works and environmental leadership to her new role. Most recently, Gibboney was Executive Director of the Port of Port Townsend where she provided strategic and operational management, of an 18-acre ship yard, three marinas, an international general aviation airport and a campus of historical buildings. “I’m excited for the opportunity to lead an organization with such significant economic impact,” said Sam Gibboney. “I look forward to joining the Port of Olympia team and getting to know the Thurston County community.”Gibboney joins the organization at a critical time in the comprehensive planning process. The Port adopted a Strategic Plan in 2017. Through the extensive planning and discussion, the Port Commission reaffirmed its commitment to serving as a change agent and leader in the following areas; creating economic opportunities, acting as an environmental steward, and creating and maintaining community assets. Gibboney will be expected to move the Port toward the ultimate goal: A More Resilient Thurston County. In addition, as the Port approaches its 100 year anniversary, the Port is currently underway with Vision 2050. The Executive Director will be instrumental in moving this, community focused visioning process soliciting input from citizens of Thurston County on the future of the Port in the next 30 years, forward.“The Commission strived for a great public servant to lead our organization with transparency and strong values,” said Commission President E.J. Zita. “We are thrilled to have Sam’s experience and leadership as we progress and change.”The Commission selected Gibboney following an extensive recruitment effort that included outreach to the community via an on-line survey, a public and an employee forum. Candidates from around the region and across the country were reviewed as part of the selection process.Gibboney, 57, will start work on January 22, 2019. She will be paid $175,000 a year.last_img read more

Essential Workers Share What Keeps Them Coming To Work

first_imgNew to the role, Johnsonhas been asked to take onmore than most employeesduring their first year onthe job. When asked if shestill wanted to continue topursue nursing, she did nothesitate in her response.“Even though these timesare so hard, I’ve never seenthis kind of teamwork. It’s adifferent set of stakes. You’retalking about people’s lives.Everybody is just trying todo the best they can for theirpatients,” she said. In addition to filling medication requests, Stryker explained that his staff also plays a vital role in providing information. He reports pharmacy staff spend a large portion of each day fielding questions from the community. In Atlantic Highlands, Richard P. Stryker and Scott Eagleton have kept Bayshore Pharmacy open seven days a week, delivering medication right to their customers’ homes. Stryker’s father, Richard C. Stryker, opened the pharmacy in 1964, and the family has served the community for over 50 years. Their newest store, Middletown Family Pharmacy in Belford, remains open as well for curbside pickup. “The best thing I’ve seen throughout this event is, without a doubt, people helping people. At the end of the day, it’ll be the regular people who help everyone make it through this.” “The neighborhood reallyrelies on us. Someone has tobe here. I’d rather it be methan someone else and mypartner is the same way,” heexplained. “At least, with the stormswe lost power, but we knewthey were working to get thatback. Everyone was going tobe OK.” He added that in thissituation, though the lightsare on, everyone is still atrisk. “That’s the terrifyingpart of it. It’s the part thatmakes us nervous.” Pulling off the parkway on a Friday night, the gas station is one of the few businesses with the lights on, though there are no other cars at the pump. Inside, three workers stood a moderate distance apart, with no masks. Thanking them for being able to provide me gas between shifts, I asked if they were scared. They said yes. They told me they know they need to stay open, but they are worried, considered essential when most people are under a strict stay-at-home order from Gov. Phil Murphy because of the COVID-19 outbreak. “The reason we’re staying open is first and foremost we’re part of the community,” he said. “As long as we’re helping the community, we’ll stay open.” Bain proudly explained that he views his store as “neighbors serving neighbors.” “We’re all in the same community, and we have to take care of each other, and that’s what do,” he said. Jamie Jablonowski, BSN, RN, CIC is a registered nurse and public health professional living in Sea Bright She added, “What scares me the most is seeing doctors and nurses terrified to go to work. They see illness and death on a regular basis and aren’t easily frightened.” While health care workers tend to the sick, other essential businesses help keep the community navigating through a new way of life. Frank Bain, owner of Bain’s Hardware Store in Sea Bright has been in business for 25 years. “Nobody alive has ever seen anything like this,” he said. When asked about the distance she needed to travel and the risk involved, she said, “I’m doing this because it needs to be done. Some people can help by just staying home. I can help by going where I’m needed. Simple as that.” Tiffany Johnson of Monmouth Beach is a student at Brookdale Community College, completing prerequisites for nursing school. Four months ago, she decided to take a role as a unit secretary on a fast-paced medical-surgical floor in a hospital. She echoed similar reports of limited personal protective equipment (PPE) and resources as the hospital census of coronavirus patients grows. Bain’s Hardware Store provides everything from plumbing and painting supplies to much sought after puzzles. His store also serves as the village post office. While many are staying in, essential workers head out each day, facing not only the coronavirus but the responsibility of providing services to a community that is now dependent on their presence more than ever. As the daily reports of illness and fatalities continue to grow, what keeps essential workers showing up? Several men and women who have been working since the beginning of the pandemic share their answers: Lauren Fonseca, a registered nurse from Oceanport, is currently working at a testing site in New York. Each week, she takes multiple trains to Long Island. This week she worked several back-to-back shifts, but didn’t forget to pick up toilet paper for her family before making the trek back home. Stryker views his role as making sure his patients are as comfortable as possible. He explained his team works hard to make sure their customers have refills of their medications available. “It relieves stress when they know they are going to get what they need,” he said. Tiffany Johnson donned PPE she is required to wear fo the entirety of her 16-hour shift. Richard P. Stryker said the pandemic draws some parallels to the large storms the community has experienced in the past such as SuperStorm Sandy, but that this situation feels more precarious. While all those interviewed shared similar sentiments of teamwork and community, Fonseca summarized it best. This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. By Jamie Jablonowski “I can’t stay on the sidelines,” said Johnson. “Although it’s scary, there’s nothing like being able to help people that are in need of it. It feels good to be doing something positive in a time where there’s so much uncertainty.” last_img read more

North Island explosive offence sinks Kootenay Ice

first_imgDifferent location, but the same result for the Kootenay Ice.The North Island Silvertips skated into the Grand Forks Arena and left with a pair of B.C. Major Midget Hockey League victories this past weekend in the Boundary City.The Silvertips jumped all over the Kootenay Ice during Saturday’s BCMMHL contest, scoring four times in the opening frame en route to a 7-4 win.Sunday, Chase Lang scored three times to power the Silvertips to a 7-1 romp past Kootenay.The two losses runs the Kootenay record to 1-19-2.Saturday, Garrett Dunlop scored twice in the first period as the visitors struck for four goals in the final eight minutes of the frame.Kyle MacDonald increased the margin to 5-0 with a goal 21 seconds into the second period.On the positive side of the coin, Kootenay did manage out score the Silvertips during the final 36 minutes of the game, including three power play markers.Jake Lucchini of Trail scored twice with singles going to Mitch Foyle of Trail and Nelson’s Justin Post.Brett Soles went the distance in goal for Kootenay.Sunday, North Island once again built an insurmountable 4-0 lead before coasting to the win.Will Lightfoot of Cranbrook scored the lone goal for Kootenay.Kimberley Newell of Nelson took the loss in goal for the Ice.The Ice have two exhibitions games this weekend in Spokane before returning to the BCMMHL schedule January 7-8 in Kelowna against the Okanagan Rockets.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Arms talks end with no pact

first_img But Hill said he rejected the North’s proposal to be compensated with aid for the interim step of shutting down the reactor. He repeated Washington’s insistence that it would not discuss aid until all the North’s programs are dismantled permanently. “We are not prepared to launch a separate negotiation to have a freeze because freezing programs does not solve this problem,” he said. “We have to get rid of these things.” North Korea’s envoy, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye Gwan, pressed Pyongyang’s demand for an end to the U.S. sanctions imposed in October on eight companies accused of trafficking in nuclear, missile or biological weapons technology. It was unclear whether those sanctions would have any effect, since the United States already bans trade with North Korea. But sanctions also were applied to a Macau bank that dealt with North Korean companies, disrupting Pyongyang’s commercial activities. “These kind of sanctions are in violation of the joint statement we have adopted and are going to hinder the implementation of the commitment we have made,” Kim told reporters outside the North’s Embassy. China’s statement said negotiators agreed to meet again at the “earliest possible date.” Diplomats said that could be as late as January because of conflicts with other official meetings and the Christmas holiday. “There was an assessment that it will be a little bit difficult to hold tangible meetings,” said the South Korean envoy, Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week North Korea also wants a light-water civilian nuclear reactor for power generation before it disarms. But Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. envoy, said the other governments agreed that they should not even discuss that until the North’s other programs are dismantled. The talks, the fifth set in a series, began Wednesday and were due to last only three days so diplomats could attend an Asian economic forum in South Korea. The participants are the two Koreas, the United States, China, Japan and Russia. China issued a brief, upbeat chairman’s statement saying negotiators affirmed their September declaration to achieve the “verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Hill called on North Korea to suspend use of a reactor at Yongbyon that Washington says is producing plutonium, a fuel for bombs. “They should be stopping their programs immediately,” Hill told reporters. BEIJING – The United States and North Korea urged each other to make concessions as a round of six-nation talks aimed at ending the North’s nuclear programs concluded Friday with no sign of progress or a date to meet again. The chief U.S. envoy called for the North to shut down a plutonium-producing nuclear reactor. The North’s delegate insisted that Washington lift sanctions on companies accused of weapons proliferation. There was no indication of progress toward the goal set by host China for this week’s talks – agreeing on details of how to carry out North Korea’s pledge in September to give up its nuclear program in exchange for aid and a security guarantee. The competing demands highlight the key dispute in the talks – North Korea’s insistence on receiving compensation before it disarms completely, and Washington’s refusal to reward Pyongyang until that goal is accomplished. last_img read more

Let’s be honest, here’s why you suck at IoT

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Particle#top Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Zach Supalla Zach Supalla is the founder and CEO of Particle, an IoT startup that’s making it easier to build, connect and manage internet-connected hardware products deployed at massive scale. Supalla earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MEM (masters in engineering management) from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern. Before Particle, Supalla worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, advising Fortune 500 companies on strategy, operations and product development. He is a graduate of HAX, the world’s first and most prolific hardware accelerator. Follow the Puck From the outside, it seems like building an IoT product should be easy. But that probably hasn’t been your experience. You may say to yourself, “why is my team struggling to deliver a valuable and usable product, and are we going to miss our big opportunity?”Let’s be honest — you suck at IoT. You suck at it because you underestimated the complexity of the problems you need to solve, because the “IoT experts” you hired have actually never done this before, because you outsourced all of your engineering capabilities in the ‘90s when all you cared about was cost reduction, and because you’re unwilling to pursue business models that are dramatically different from your current business.But don’t worry; these are solvable problems. Before we get into the solutions, let’s talk about why it feels like IoT should be easy.The web is easy today. But it wasn’t twenty years ago.See also: How to turn hardware into IoT by simplifying and securing connectivityIn 1996, it could cost millions of dollars to build a website. In 2017, it costs thousands. This reduction in costs has come from a number of evolutions that have happened in parallel. Browsers have gotten better. Servers have moved to the cloud. Winning standards and protocols have emerged and stabilized. Programming languages and frameworks have evolved to make web development easier. And many of our brightest minds have spent decades learning to do web development and have developed deep expertise that makes solving hard problems much easier.One would expect that many of these advances would transfer easily to the Internet of Things. One would, unfortunately, be wrong.Browsers (mostly) don’t matter in IoT, so advances in browsers don’t help. Servers moving to the cloud is a good thing, but if you thought that meant you wouldn’t have to touch another circuit board, think again — now you’ve got to deal with the hardware in your Internet of Things thing. The standards and protocols that rule the web don’t necessarily work for IoT; we need new ones that are designed for resource-constrained, battery-constrained, bandwidth-constrained IoT devices that don’t have a screen or keyboard. Same goes for programming languages; the great languages and frameworks that made Web 2.0 possible are too heavy for IoT.Same goes for programming languages; the great languages and frameworks that made Web 2.0 possible are too heavy for IoT. To top it off, web developers come into IoT with strong biases and preconceived notions based on their web experience that may not translate to IoT, and may lead them to fail.We’re basically starting over again. Building an IoT product in 2017 is like building a website in 1996. It’s expensive, it takes forever, and you’re going to be banging your head against the wall solving problems that you think should have been solved for you.But let’s look at the bright side — the companies that solved the problems of the early web went on to create extraordinary value. You could be the next Amazon, eBay, or Google. So let’s talk about how to get there.IoT is harder than you think it isGartner says that 80 percent of IoT projects will be over-budget and deliver past their deadline through 2018. When you put in place a team to run the development of your IoT project, don’t be upset when they spend more money and take longer than expected. It’s easy to blame the team for over-promising and under-delivering, but they probably didn’t realize what they were up against.Instead, be conservative in your planning. If you’re budgeting one year and $1MM to your initiative, you should be comfortable with it taking two years and $3MM. Your only alternative is to cancel the project when they don’t deliver, which means that you’ve wasted time and money and are no further along than you were when you started.You should also consider working with a partner — someone who provides an IoT platform that fits with your needs. Evaluating IoT platforms can be challenging when you don’t yet have deep expertise in the industry, but the biggest thing to look for is a partner whose platform fills the gaps in your organization. If you’ve got existing IoT devices out in the field that are instrumented and connected but you just need to collect the data, then buy a IoT data analytics platform. If you are building new IoT devices from scratch or retrofitting devices that aren’t currently connected, buy an IoT device connectivity platform (like ours). Find a partner who knows the answers to the questions that you don’t even know to ask.Be skeptical of “IoT experts”I get a lot of LinkedIn requests from people who are self-proclaimed “IoT experts”. I see them get hired by our customers and potential customers. Often these people are a disappointment. This is not necessarily their fault; they do have relevant knowledge, even if they’re overselling it on their resumes. Nonetheless assuming that hiring a single “expert” will solve all of your problems is setting yourself up for failure.In many cases, an “IoT expert” is someone with IT experience who once built something with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. In other cases, it’s someone who was project manager for connected jet engines at GE with skills that might not apply to your connected door lock. These IoT experts know enough to be dangerous; they can speak the lingo, but are likely to encounter the same challenges and frustrations as everybody else. They are, however, much more likely to pretend that they know what they’re doing and barrel through instead of admitting their challenges. After all, they’re supposed to be experts.Recognize that, when an industry is so young, there are far fewer true experts than there are people claiming expertise. Be skeptical. And perhaps, instead of hiring for expertise, you should hire for potential: find people that have relevant experience that can be applied to IoT and have the creativity and hunger to learn IoT.Hire great engineers with broad skillsIf you’re a hardware OEM, you probably lost a lot of your engineering mojo in the ‘90s and early 2000s. At that time, Chinese and Taiwanese ODMs were getting better and better, and at some point, their hardware engineering and design skills surpassed ours, at least dollar-for-dollar. As a result, many U.S. and European OEMs divested their engineering organizations in favor of “vendor managers” — people who know how to work with and oversee their ODM partners, but don’t know how to build stuff from scratch.All of a sudden, it’s once again important to have your own world-class engineering organization. IoT products that are outsourced to a third party suck because you lose the ability to closely oversee and iterate in-house. You don’t want your product to suck. So start hiring.See also: Less than a third of industrial decision-makers have an IoT strategyThere are a lot of spectacular engineers out in the world. The best ones are extremely curious and love working through novel challenges. Recognize that, if you’re building something brand spanking new, that makes it a lot easier to hire great engineers.Search for areas of overlap. For example, you might consider hiring web developers who worked on embedded systems earlier in their career and embedded engineers with a background in web development. This makes it possible for the team that’s building a cloud back-end to empathize with the challenges of the firmware team and vice versa. Your product will be better if your software team and your hardware team know how to talk with one another.Pursue game-changing business modelsI see a lot of companies who approach IoT by dipping their toe in the water. “Let’s just take one of our existing products and connect it to the internet. We’ll figure out the business model later.”On one hand, I appreciate the fact that they’re not waiting for some grand vision to get started. Yes, you should get started building prototypes and proof of concepts right away so you don’t fall behind. But on the other hand, I think the best opportunities require dramatically re-thinking your business.Let’s look at the early web and Amazon.com. In the beginning of the web, the way that product companies and retailers “dipped their toe” in the web was by putting up a website with pictures of their product. “Now we’re a technology company”, they said.Then Amazon launched an online bookstore. In order to do so, they had to do a lot more than just build a website. Yes, they had to solve hard technical problems, like online payments and shopping carts. But then they also had to build a distribution network. They had to do a bunch of dirty, non-techy things to become one of the world’s largest tech companies.Amazon ate everybody else’s lunch because they dared to reinvent an industry. Don’t let that happen to you. Invest deeply in IoT; be comfortable with business models that are disruptive and cannibalize your current business. Allow yourself to truly become a tech company.IoT is hard, and its future is uncertain. Don’t let that uncertainty keep you from investing deeply in your future as an IoT company. Right now, you suck at IoT, and if you don’t stop sucking, you’re going to find yourself getting Amazon’ed.Don’t be Barnes and Noble.The author is the CEO and co-founder of Particle.last_img read more