Darren Criss View Comments Star Files March 20, 2015 marked the end of an era for Gleeks all over. The New Directions of past and present assembled for one last time for Glee’s two-part finale, and—as they were one to do—presented us with a plethora of surreal musical moments. Check out a few of the final performances below, including Wicked duet swansong from Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry (2020 Tony Award winner elect) and Chris Colfer’s Kurt Hummel, an original song by Darren Criss performed by Rachel and a Sue Sylvester and Will Schuester take on an ABBA ballad (eat your heart out, Mamma Mia!). Farewell, Glee. We’ll miss you, but like the icy remnants of a slushie, you’ll be with us forever. Like a handprint on our hearts. (That’s a line from an actual duet from Wicked.)
Here’s a New Year’s resolution that is never too late to start: Write down those things that make you mad and hurt our society for short-term gain. Keep that running list close and vote out those who have great talking points but often vote in way that does benefit you.The attack on our health care system and its lack of funding for our nursing homes is shameful. The time is now to change the system and vote out those who protect an antiquated system that benefits only those who can afford it.Research. Take 10 minutes a day to educate yourself on what your government is doing and trying to do, and always look at the bigger picture and vote.Look at your list you have compiled over the year and weigh out which party you think hurts our society by restriction and the blatant money grabs and greed. Let’s change health care. Let’s protect our elderly and fund nursing homes and hospitals properly.Write your government and start the process of real change.Shane CartruseScotia Vaccinated should protect unvaccinatedI have a vaccination question. Where does it state in the Catholic Church doctrine that the Church “even believes it’s immoral not to vaccinate” as written in the Feb. 12 editorial? Additionally, if those who get vaccinated are worried about getting sick from those who aren’t vaccinated, what’s the point of vaccinations in the first place? Doesn’t getting vaccinated prevent catching diseases? If so, then those who aren’t vaccinated can’t catch or spread any diseases because everyone else is vaccinated against the diseases. Emily LewisBallston Pay attention to the actions of politiciansWake up New York and pay attention to your state budget and the feds.This topic isn’t new. Healthcare and the proposed cuts to the system are putting even more burden on you and me and our insurance companies, who never seem to have the people’s interest at heart. Reject Geyser Road bike pathI‘ve been told that the right of eminent domain approval ruling on the Geyser Road Bicycle Path has been appealed.This procedure should be used only when the bulk of the people benefit; this certainly isn’t the case here.The Geyser Road Bicycle Path should have originally been voted on by a public referendum, not approved solely by the city council. If the Geyser Road Bicycle Path is to become a reality in spite of considerable opposition, at least make it safe. Divert the path from Geyser Road Hill approaching Route 50 to a different route. Many male bicyclers come down Geyser Road Hill at excessive rates of speed. Apparently, they get a charge out of this practice, which will endanger children, other bicyclists and pedestrians using the proposed bicycle path. Let’s not create a dangerous situation at considerable cost for the benefit of a few.James LawrenceSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGrateful for report on slain city officerThanks to reporter Jeff Wilkin for the great article in Feb. 11 paper about our brother, deceased officer Bill Koenige of the Schenectady Police Department.It’s difficult to believe that it has been 40 years since he was killed on duty that evening, Feb. 12, 1989.At one time, Patrolman Slingerland of the Schenectady PD was instrumental in obtaining a K-9 shepherd, which was named after Bill. They did many patrols together before “Koenige” was retired. Bill made the supreme sacrifice and did his duty that evening with his partner, but he didn’t get to go home to his family that day. Ray WempleRotterdamThe writer is a retired sergeant with the Schenectady Police Department.
Scoop 25 August 2016Following the incident on Monday this week, when Auckland Council candidate David Rankin and supporter Dr Don Brash were approached by a sword-wielding man with mental health problems who was later apprehended by Police, Mr Rankin has donated $1000 to Family First, as a gesture of support for safer families in the community.“Being confronted by a troubled man who was dragging his terrified son with him and who had a weapon, made me want to do something to show solidarity with those in the community who are standing up for strong families,” says Mr Rankin.“Unfortunately, the TVNZ journalists who were present fled the scene when the armed man arrived. I would invite them to also make a donation – of whatever amount they feel comfortable with – to make up for their actions,” says the Council candidate.When asked how he now sees the episode, Mr Rankin said “this re-enforces my view that families need to be protected, and that whoever is elected to Council in the elections should have a focus on families and communities so we can support victims and those caught in the curse of drugs.”Mr Rankin is the centre-right candidate for the Waitakere Ward, and is campaigning on lower rates, and bringing more businesses and employment to West Auckland.http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1608/S00741/candidate-donates-1000-to-family-first-after-sword-incident.htmKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
VALLEY VILLAGE – An 89-year-old woman backed out of a parking space Thursday and plowed into the patio dining area of Gelson’s Market, critically injuring a man and seriously hurting a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, officials said. The collision occurred at 1:45 p.m. when a number of people were seated in the outdoor dining area at 4738 Laurel Canyon Blvd., police said. “She evidently put her car in reverse instead of forward,” said LAPD Lt. Steven Allen. “She hit the gas, went over a concrete bumper, drove though a hedge and hit three people sitting at a concrete table. “She sheared the concrete table off at the base.” A man in his 50s was critically injured and taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, said Los Angeles City Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Kelley. A 35-year-old woman and her daughter were taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver, whose name was not released, was taken to Sherman Oaks Medical Center for treatment after complaining of breathing difficulties. Los Angeles police were investigating the cause of the crash, the latest Southland crash involving an elderly driver. In April, a 66-year handicapped man with a modified gas pedal injured four people when he drove his car into a patio area at a Costco store in Burbank. A 1-year-old girl, her 29-year-old mother and her 54- year-old grandmother suffered minor injuries and a 49-year-old man had a broken pelvis as well as head injuries. In July 2003, George Russell Weller, then 86, killed 10 people and injured scores of others when he drove his 1992 Buick Le Sabre through the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, mowing down everything in his path. Weller was convicted of 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. The judge in that case said Weller deserved to be sentenced to prison, but citing Weller’s failing health, sentenced him to probation. [email protected] (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Look at this picture on National Geographic News. Looks alive, doesn’t it? It’s only a mineral. The article contains a gallery of five micrographs of minerals that form curvy crystals. They’re called biomorphs (a word simply meaning life-like shapes). “Until now scientists had thought rounded crystals, such as those found in seashells and bones, could only be made by living organisms,” the caption for picture one says. “In such a case, fossilized curves in rocks from early Earth or even other planets would seem to be sure signs of life.” The new crystals generated from carbonates by scientists in Spain, however, curve and twist like DNA and other biological forms. They bring to mind the tantalizing forms in the Martian meteorite that launched the science of Astrobiology (01/07/2005, 01/28/2005). The caption for picture five says, “by creating biomorphs such as the one above, the University of Granada’s Garcma-Ruiz and colleagues have put a serious dent in theories that rounded crystals are definitive signs of life.” Nature mentioned the work with a little more cautious language: “The work opens the way for new approaches to the synthesis of biological and biomimetic materials, and to the exclusion of false positives when looking for life-like forms in poorly characterized environments.”1. Research Highlights: “Crystal growth: getting their morph on,” Nature 457, 360 (22 January 2009) | doi:10.1038/457360a.The shapes have no more relation to life than a statue of Robert E. Lee to the actual general. It goes to show how people can see what they wish to see if not careful. This year there is an epidemic of delusional people looking into their crystal balls and seeing the prophet Darwin. Help them face reality. It just might lower your taxes.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
If you’re searching for your next career a great place to look is for a job in cyber security. Why? Because the demand for cyber security experts is going up, up, up.Keeping digital assets secure is a vital skillset.As our world grows ever more dependent on the Internet and digital technology — keeping digital assets and personal information secure becomes a vital skillset.Here are a a few reasons why getting into cyber security could be a great career move.Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks on the RiseAs we read the news — we see data breaches, identity theft, and other cyber attacks are on the rise. Identify theft alone claimed over 16 million victims in 2017 alone. Over 30 percent of American consumers learning of a data breach involving their personal information.The high monetary loss is bringing cyber security value to light.The monetary loss from identity theft runs into the the billions. There’s already a growing industry of identity protection services working to keep consumers safe. Entrepreneurs and contractors work with everyone both individuals and major corporations.This year, the United States government has allocated over a billion dollars to fighting the threat of cyber crime.Heavy Demand and High SalariesThe ever-increasing demand for cyber security experts has currently left a “skill-gap” in the IT work force. Every year, hundreds of thousands of postings for cyber security jobs go unfilled.There are not enough experts to go around.This demand means big salaries for security professionals — making cyber security one of the most lucrative careers in IT.This doesn’t come without a cost. Cyber security is a constantly-changing and highly demanding career. Staying ahead of the curve means more than just updating antivirus software every once in a while.A cyber security expert must expect to constantly work on keeping their skills relevant and up-to-date.Education is Beginning to Catching UpWhy are cyber security experts are in such high demand?Education — teaching cyber security hasn’t yet caught up. Fewer schools offer computer science courses now than in past years. There are only about 19 percent of highest level courses offered in education.This means a shortage of good personnel in the area of cyber security. This means overworked staff and out-of-date skills. These facts tell us the risk of cyber crime will be growing.Many universities are stepping up to the challenge.Colleges and universities have been exposed by the lack of good cyber security infrastructure. More and more universities are now offering courses in cyber security.Many corporations are making it a priority to safeguard user data and guard their customers against data breaches and identity theft. This takes a knowledgeable and trusted person to take the reins in your business.Starting a Career in Cyber SecuritySo where do you start if you’re interested in a career in cyber security? Cultivate an interest in IT.To get started with cyber security, you’ll need a broad knowledge of data networking, systems administration, and scripting languages like Python. An online course or self-education regimen can get you up to speed quickly.Realize the conditions that a company will require.Most companies will require at least a four-year degree in cyber security or an associated field.If you’re already working in an IT job — you may have an opportunity to focus on security in your workplace.Become the “security guy” at your work. Who has the expertise that others don’t? This can be you. Study, and learn the new techniques. Get better at your job, and stay ahead of the game.Think about an advanced degree.Even with a degree — you’re likely to benefit from getting advanced training and certifications. Think about investing in such as the Security+ certification or CISSP.ConclusionThere’s no one right path to a career in cyber security If you don’t have a strong background in IT or data — you might have a lot to learn.The challenges of a cyber security career can lead to big rewards in the current job marketplace. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Richard Parker Related Posts Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Richard Parker is senior writer at https://www.equities.com/user/Richard & https://www.theselfemployed.com/profile/richardparker/ . He covers industry-specific topics such as Entrepreneurship, Data/Security, Startups, Industrial, Growth Equity Community, Smart Cities, Connected Devices & Smart Homes. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Tags:#Is cyber security a good career How Data Analytics Can Save Lives
America isn’t a country so much as it is an idea.America is an idea about freedom, and freedom is man’s natural state and disposition. The first people to find their way here came from different places, but they were all chasing the same idea.America is the idea that one should be free to pursue their version of happiness, whatever they believe that to be, as long as they don’t infringe on anyone else’s rights.It’s the idea that you mostly govern yourself, instead of being governed by those who believe they know what’s best for and how you should live (or those who believe they had an absolute right to tell you what you will or will not do). You still mostly govern yourself in America, even if the Federal Register grows larger and more obtrusive every year.America is the idea that one can have a better life and provide the same to their families. It’s never been the guarantee of a better life, as many who have pursued it and failed have discovered. But America has always been the place where a better life could be pursued and mostly found.There is a reason more people still show up on these shores in numbers far greater than any other country on Earth. It’s because they recognize themselves in the idea that is America. They weren’t born In America, but some part of the idea was born in them. They recognized themselves as American long before they ever arrived in the United States. There are still Americans who happened to born in other countries waiting for a chance to come home for the very first time.America is still the only country where you can show up and change your national identity by simply saying so, regardless of where you were born or how long you’ve lived here. If an American man moved to France, he would always be an American. But if a Frenchman moved to America, all he would have to do is speak the words, “I am now an American,” and no one would believe the statement untrue. We’d recognize that he is an American, regardless of the place of his birth.Wanting to be American is almost all of being American. That is what America means. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
ONE OF THE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY AFTER A PURSUIT LAST THURSDAY HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES IN WOODBURY COUNTY.28-YEAR-OLD CHASE RIESSEN WAS ARRESTED IN LE MARS AFTER FLEEING THE WOODBURY COUNTY RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY AND ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING TWO STAFF MEMBERS THERE.RIESSEN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES OF TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULTING AN OFFICER, ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND FURNISHING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE TO ANOTHER INMATE.HE WAS A PASSENGER IN A PICK-UP DRIVEN BY ANOTHER ESCAPEE,GABRIEL VERBESKI, WHO REMAINS IN CUSTODY IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY.RIESSEN REMAINS HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $35,000 BOND.