Man found dead in beer cooler at Atlanta Braves’ stadium

first_imgJune 27, 2018 /Sports News – National Man found dead in beer cooler at Atlanta Braves’ stadium Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailogan Riely/Beam Imagination/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside SunTrust Park in Atlanta on Tuesday.Cobb County Police told ABC affiliate WSB-TV that a third-party contractor was found dead by another worker in a walk-in beer cooler at the stadium, home of the Atlanta Braves.Police told WSB-TV they believed the man had arrived earlier for an overnight shift.The man was found hours before the Braves were scheduled to host the Cincinnati Reds.Police told WSB-TV it was too early to indicate if foul play was involved, and that they were working with the Braves in the investigation.“There’s many avenues that it could go, but at this time, we’re just gathering information,” Sarah O’Hara of the Cobb County Police Department told WSB-TV.The game between the Braves and the Reds was played as scheduled.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Weber State Football Ranked No. 3 In Nation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-In the midst of a five-game winning streak, Weber State football (6-2, 4-0 in Big Sky Conference play) is now the No. 3 team in the nation in both the STATS FCS and AFCA Coaches’ polls as confirmed Monday.The Wildcats have been ranked in the Top 10 nationally for a school-record 17 straight weeks and 20 of the past 21 weeks.Weber State has been nationally ranked in at lease one poll every week since November 2016, a streak of 39 straight weeks.The Wildcats will visit No. 6 Sacramento State Saturday as they vie with the Hornets for the top spot in the Big Sky Conference. October 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Ranked No. 3 In Nation Brad James Written by Tags: AFCA Coaches Poll/Big Sky/Sacramento State Hornets/STATS FCS/Weber State Footballlast_img read more

Suzy Lamplugh: 30 years on… live life safe

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Suzy Lamplugh: 30 years on… live life safe previous nextAgencies & PeopleSuzy Lamplugh: 30 years on… live life safeSafety may be common sense but it is not always common practiceSheila Manchester5th October 201601,367 ViewsHOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:Do we do enough to protect our staff?Have your say Viewings are part of the estate agent’s job – but are they safe? Suzy Lamplugh: 30 years on there are still serious concerns about personal safety in the property sector, says Trust.30 years ago a young estate agent called Suzy Lamplugh disappeared while showing a client around a house in Fulham. No trace of her has ever been found.The Suzy Lamplugh Trust was subsequently founded by her parents Diana and Paul following and since then it has pioneered personal safety as a life skill and a public policy priority.National Personal Safety Day, run by the charity, is an annual event aimed at highlighting some of the simple, practical solutions that everyone can use to help minimise personal safety risks. It’s about helping people live safer, more confident lives.New researchTo mark the 30th anniversary of Suzy’s disappearance the trust has carried out research into personal safety issues within the housing sector and is proposing that estate agencies sign up to ‘Suzy’s Code for Personal Safety’ to ensure that their employees are as ‘Safe As Houses’ while at work.According to the English Housing Survey 2014-15, there are 22.5million households in England. Almost everyone will visit a prospective property at some point in their lifetime. Suzy Lamplugh Trust is concerned that everyone who is planning to rent or buy a property, or is working in the housing sector, should feel as ‘Safe as Houses’ when they have to visit a property.Worryingly, the trust found that both employers and consumers remain at risk when buying, selling and managing houses. Research carried out by ComRes in September 2016 on behalf of the charity surveyed 250 estate agents to assess the extent to which employees in this sector feel at risk while at work. One in five said they had conducted a property viewing where they felt unsafe and for female estate agents this was nearly a third.A further seven per cent stated that they had been threatened. Issues of safety concerns included verbal abuse by a client and properties being located in a remote location. Almost half of all estate agents have been made to feel uncomfortable or uneasy by a client whilst on a viewing.One estate agent explains how she felt unsafe when conducting a property viewing on her own, “I was at a viewing and the client locked the door when I had asked him not to. He then continued to ask if I was feeling nervous which unnerved me. He then proceeded to take off his tie. I felt threatened by his behaviour and unsure as to what would happen next”.One in ten estate agents think viewings should be made safer and the same number stated that estate agents themselves should be responsible for ensuring this. Suzy Lamplugh Trust is therefore calling for all estate agencies to sign up to Suzy’s Code for Personal Safety to take steps to minimise personal safety risks for all their employees:Suzy’s Code for Personal SafetyEmployers should implement a buddy system so that colleagues always know each other’s whereabouts and contact details. These should include checking in and out when meeting arriving at and leaving the property, including out of normal office hoursHave a system in place for colleagues to raise the alarm back at the office in case of an emergency while working aloneHave a clear procedure to follow if someone does not return or check in when they were expectedWhere possible arrange for viewers to visit the office before meeting them at the property so that colleagues have also seen themOffer all staff a personal safety alarm and have discreet lone worker devices available.Before conducting a viewing, find out who else will be present in the property (current tenant, contractors etc.) when you visitFinally, make sure all staff are aware of and have access to the personal safety measures available.And when you are going on a viewing alone:Take a charged phoneLet someone know where you are going and who you are meetingPlan your journey by viewing Google maps/streetviewTry to arrange to visit in daytime hoursCarry a personal alarm or discreet lone worker device.Further information and resources: HOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:Do we do enough to protect our staff?Have your say Viewings are part of the estate agent’s job – but are they safe?Live Life Safe Suzy Lamplugh estate agents safety October 5, 2016Sheila ManchesterRelated articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Platform claims to save letting agents up to £3.5m

first_imgHome » News » Platform claims to save letting agents up to £3.5m previous nextProptechPlatform claims to save letting agents up to £3.5mThe Negotiator25th March 20180452 Views A Scottish proptech firm, Lettingweb, has launched its Letting Professionals Model Tenancy (LPMT) with legally binding digital signatures so that agents and tenants can complete tenancy agreements online, quickly and efficiently.By speeding up the workflow, including dispensing with the signing appointment, along with savings on materials, post and couriers associated with paper-based leases, Lettingweb says that agents can save up to £28 per contract.Lettingweb currently markets 70 per cent of all rental properties managed by agents. The LPMT was launched after extensive collaboration with member firms and legal advisors Lindsay, to coincide with new legislation guaranteeing all private residential tenancies core rights and obligations.Ross MacDonald of Lettingweb, said, “We have a mission for making letting better and we hope to make LPMT the industry standard of best practice. In this digital age, it is vitally important to conduct business in a trusted and secure online environment and that is what we have built for the LPMT Optimised to make management effective, it is capable of making significant savings in both time and money.”Steven Currie, Director of Murray & Currie, says, “With the lettings industry subject to so much new and exciting change we have been delighted to be working closely with Lettingweb. We have shared our views and experience to embrace change knowing we are fully compliant and at the sharp edge of our fantastic industry.” Lettingweb proptech LPMT Letting Professionals Model Tenancy tenancy agreements March 25, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO visits Haifa

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO visits Haifa View post tag: SNMG2 View post tag: HDMS Absalon Two Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships, the flagship, FGS Hamburg, and HDMS Absalon, arrived for a port visit to Haifa, Israel on December 7.The crews of the ships will have opportunities to interact with their Israeli counterparts. On conclusion, NATO and Israeli naval forces plan to participate in a passing exercise (PASSEX) to enhance interoperability.SNMG2 was engaged in the preceding months supporting NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour. HDMS Absalon, a recent addition to SNMG2, has been deployed since September in the Indian Ocean in support of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield.Since joining the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) in 1995, NATO/Israel cooperation has included search and rescue, humanitarian relief, border security, counter-terrorism, and emergency planning.The port visit to the Israel follows visits to MD partners Morocco (SNMG2), Jordan (counter-piracy Task Force 508 HDMS Absalon), and Algeria (Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group Two) earlier in 2015.[mappress mapid=”17507″] View post tag: FGS Hamburg Authoritiescenter_img December 9, 2015 Share this article View post tag: NATO Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO visits Haifalast_img read more

Royal Navy: Carriers’ F-35 jets to get next-gen missiles

first_imgWeighing under 90kg and just 1.8 metres long, SPEAR3 – Select Precision Effects At Range missile No.3 – is powered at high subsonic speeds by a turbojet engine, can operate across land and sea, day or night, and strike at moving and stationary targets. View post tag: MBDA Testing, simulation and trials will include controlled firings from a Typhoon aircraft before the missile is delivered to Marham and the Portsmouth-based carriers for front-line operations. View post tag: Missile Designed to knock out warships, tanks and armoured vehicles, missile launchers, bunkers, radar posts and air defence batteries, the new missile can be fired at such long range – more than 140 kilometres – it should keep the Royal Navy and RAF pilots out of harm’s way from enemy ground defences, the navy said. The weapon has been developed over the past decade and will be introduced to the front line over the next seven years, according to the navy. Strike fighters flying from Royal Navy aircraft carriers will be armed with the next-generation of lethal missiles following the latest £550 million deal. An artist’s impression of SPEAR3 missile in flight. Photo: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: Spear3 The UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) has awarded the deal to MBDA for the production of the SPEAR missile system. SPEAR, known in UK service as SPEAR3, is a network-enabled miniature cruise missile. Share this article It will become the principal strike weapon of the F-35 Lightning jets operating from the decks of HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. View post tag: Royal Navy Photo: An artist’s impression of SPEAR3 missile in flight. Photo: Royal Navylast_img read more

Another record month for sports betting in Indiana

first_img Twitter Pinterest By Network Indiana – February 13, 2021 2 203 Google+ Facebook Previous articleAnother snowy and cold winter weekend for MichianaNext articleCigarette tax hike compromise part of House Republicans’ proposed budget Network Indiana Facebook Another record month for sports betting in Indiana IndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Google+ (Photos supplied) Indiana set another new record for sports betting. For the fifth straight month, the state had its best month ever, as Hoosiers wagered $348.2 million in bets in January. That money turns into about $29 million in revenue for Indiana.“The industry is getting a little older and a little more mature, so there’s natural growth that comes with that,” Jessica Welman with said. “There’s also the fact that, you know, people love football.”Hoosiers bet on the NFL playoffs the most, followed by the NBA and college basketball. DraftKings and FanDuel are still the two most popular sports betting apps in the state.Welman says the next couple of months could be even bigger for the state, especially with March Madness coming up.“Given how Indiana is tracking, it’s going to be an absolute record-breaker for March,” she said.There is one potential downside that could prevent numbers from being even higher though. Welman says even with the entire tournament being in the Indianapolis area, the attendance at the games won’t be what it normally is for March Madness.“So the excitement from the people being able to be in the stands and bet on the teams, we’re not going to see that this year,” she said.Welman and her colleagues are projecting Indiana having a huge 2021 when it comes to sports gambling.“It’s very possible that Indiana could place $3 billion in wagers over the course of the year,” she said. That turns into about $200 million in revenue for the state. WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

A beloved holiday theater tradition, remote but not forgotten

first_img Future of theater? Not exactly sure, but Diane Paulus is working on it “My entire room just essentially turned into a recording studio,” said the San Diego resident. She described the big umbrella lights on either side of her bed and the green screen that took up the back wall. “I had 2 feet of space to get all the acting and everything that we needed done.” To make it work, she drafted family members to help. Although her sisters Eshi and Ankita can’t be seen on screen, they filled in for socially distanced castmates — dropping the magic beans into Jack’s hand, for example. At other times, Nair would act toward a piece of tape that marked off a particular character’s height. “The cast was so amazing,” she said. “I don’t know how this group of people was able to come together, but I can’t imagine a more perfect group.“Especially as a remote freshman, it was very easy to detach from the Harvard experience because as soon as I exited out of my hybrid class it was like I was out of College and back in my room, where I’ve been for the last 10 years,” said Nair, who is thinking of concentrating in astrophysics or cellular or molecular biology. “This really was a nice way to reenter into the overall College experience and interact with people.” Related Sara Porkalob’s one-woman show traces lives of Filipina immigrant, her queer daughter, and embattled granddaughter ‘Dragon Cycle’ examines race, class, gender, and identity In a year that has upended the arts and so many beloved traditions, the A.R.T.’s annual holiday show is a joyful respite. “Jack and the Beanstalk: A Musical Adventure,” a 55-minute streamed event available through Jan. 4, showcases the talents of undergraduate cast members scattered around the country in a production that overcame pandemic restrictions with ingenuity — and a little help from friends.In many ways, the collaborative creation reflects the themes that composer/playwright Julia Riew ’21 instilled in the book, music, and lyrics. “I wanted to write a show that was very, very uplifting and positive and happy. Not only because it’s a children’s show, but also because that’s the kind of show that people need right now,” said Riew, speaking from her family home in Connecticut.To emphasize the show’s “four pillars of kindness, determination, courage, and creativity,” Riew explained, she departed from the original folk tale when necessary. Instead of having Jack sell the family cow for the magic beans, for example, she has him give away some milk to a thirsty old woman. It is in gratitude for this kindness that the old woman hands the young adventurer some magic beans.The online format created both creative challenges and opportunities. For starters, Riew had to cut down the script, which she’d started in January, to better fit on-screen attention spans and rework staples of children’s theater, such as soliciting audience interaction before a character can progress. The format did give her some room to grow, however — at times, literally. The villain, King Giant, for example, “actually is a giant, because I could just make him larger” through video magic, said Riew. “And we can actually see a beanstalk growing out of the ground, because we got to work with animation.” To help replace some of the in-theater experience, the online show has its own downloadable “Jacktivity Pack” and original cast recording. (In addition, the family-friendly ticket is good for seven days, to allow for repeat viewing.),A view from the director’s chair behind the magic of making “Jack and the Beanstalk.”Making the streamed production possible at all took its own magic. For starters, the team had to choose a platform. “As we were trying to figure out what form the show was going to take in this virtual world, one of the things we thought a lot about was the potential for internet problems with the actors being all far away from each other,” explained Emma Watt, the A.R.T. line producer, who oversaw the logistics. Besides sending cast members microphones, lights, and green screens, she described the various Zoom configurations the team had to manage. These ranged from a full-cast read-through of the script to the separate “rooms” that allowed director Rebecca Aparicio to work with actors while music director Ian Chan ’22 separately led rehearsals from his home in Toronto. (Chan and Riew created last year’s “Thumbelina.”) While the cast could act out their roles solo — playing against the portable green screens — producing a socially distanced musical had its own unique wrinkles. “The ability of people to sing together over Zoom is really tough because of the [delays],” said Watt.“We taught every single person their individual ensemble line,” recalled Riew. Because of the lag time on Zoom, these lines were only blended in the studio. “We never actually heard anyone sing harmonies live together.”For first-year Nikita Nair, who plays Jack, “This show was an amazing way to get back into the theater.” For now, A.R.T. has 15 new Tony nominations, robust lineup of virtual shows, talks last_img read more

Security is Everyone’s Job

first_imgWhen was the last time you left the garage open on your way out of the house? How about the last time you left your front door unlocked before turning in for the night and going to bed? I would bet you are having a hard time recalling an example. When it comes to keeping ourselves and our belongings safe, we rarely forget to protect ourselves. So why is it that when it comes to cybersecurity, we tend to fall short?   As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect on all the learnings this month provides. This year’s theme — “Do your part, #BeCyberSmart” — is especially timely because, truth be told, it takes a village to achieve meaningful change, including building and sustaining good cybersecurity habits. Cybersecurity can be a daunting and complicated concept, especially given the rapid uptick in cybercrime and the unique challenges we’ve faced over the past several months. As with most things in life, simpler is better when it comes to cybersecurity tools and tactics. As one last Cybersecurity Awareness Month treat, here are a few simple tips to help you and your organization do your part:  Use VPN – A secure VPN connection enables the security team to protect your system and sensitive data.  Secure your home network – After purchasing a WiFi router, be sure to change the name and default password to a strong, unique password or passphrase. You should also enable network encryption and leverage security features like built-in firewalls. Each router is slightly different; refer to the manual for additional direction.   “Cybersecurity is everyone’s job. Here are a few simple tips to help you and your organization do your part.ShareRecognize your weak link – Endpoint devices can be a weak link in the security chain and they need to be protected as such. Selecting devices with security built in and endpoint security solutions that take the same intrinsic security approach will provide a secure foundation.  Label and limit – Restrict access to sensitive data and organize your documents. At Dell, our team members use our Data Labeling and Protection Tool to categorize documents. If you must print sensitive materials, only do so at a secure location and immediately shred them when you are done.   Choose wisely – Create unique and complex passwords that include at least nine characters and use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Consider using a password manager to help generate and retrieve complex passwords. You can go a step further and use biometrics and multifactor authentication alongside a password for additional security.   Be suspicious – Think before you click! Avoid opening attachments and links in emails if they seem out of place. If you are unsure, it’s better to err on the side of caution and report any suspicious emails.   At Dell Technologies, we recognize that for our team members to do their part, we must provide them with the knowledge and resources to make educated, secure decisions. In a landscape as revolutionary, fast-changing and complex as cybersecurity, it is critical we stay agile and do our part to protect ourselves and those around us.  Although October is almost over, the lessons we learned this month should be practiced every day. Cybersecurity begins and ends with you; your desktop, network and server are only as secure as your actions allow. Let’s continue to do our part and #BeCyberSmart every day of the year.last_img read more

Military coup yet another blow for Myanmar’s sagging economy

first_imgBANGKOK (AP) — The military coup in Myanmar is unlikely to do the country’s struggling economy any good at all. The country once considered a promising last frontier has languished as the pandemic added to its challenges. Economists say the prospect of fresh sanctions in the wake of this week’s coup will only make things tougher. It’s unclear if support from China will make up for lost business due to the increased political risks and potential for turmoil if public anger over the ouster of popular Aung San Suu Kyi and fellow civilian leaders erupts in mass protests. The coup likely will prove to be a huge setback to efforts to improve Myanmar’s investment environment, curb crony capitalism and build a more sustainable path to growth.last_img