PBSO: Woman charged with stealing from elderly veteran

first_imgThe Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office says a woman is facing multiple charges after stealing from an elderly veteran.Vida Larosa, 52, was arrested Wednesday on charges of exploitation of an elderly and petit theft.According to an arrest report, an 84-year-old man called deputies to report that his cleaning lady had stolen his wallet.He told deputies his wallet had several bank cards, his veteran ID, and around $300 in cash.The victim told deputies Larosa stopped by his house on Friday, Nov. 15, to take out the trash, but did not clean.The following night, he was woken up by Larosa, who was “frantically banging on his front glass sliding door.”Larosa told the victim she had lost her necklace in his house and asked to come inside to look for it.He initially did not let Larosa into his house, but she was “persistent,” and he eventually let her inside.Larosa went straight to the victim’s bedroom, where she was for “less than two minutes” and left immediately without saying whether she found it or not.After Larosa left his home, the victim checked the pockets in a pair of pants he had worn that day and noticed his wallet was missing, according to the arrest report.He then went over to Larosa’s house, which was in the same neighborhood as him, and confronted her.The victim told deputies she denied taking the wallet and even offered to help him look for it.When he warned Larosa he would call the police, she told him no one saw her take it and he could not prove she did.The victim called the sheriff’s office and reported the stolen wallet, which prompted an investigation, according to the arrest report.PBSO said the suspect changed her story several times and was inconsistent with the information the victim had given deputies.She was later arrested and charged.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

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CDC Warning: Packaged hard-boiled eggs have been linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Food and Drug Administration are currently investigating a deadly outbreak of Listeria infections that have been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs.According to reports the eggs were packaged in plastic pails by Almark Foods in Gainesville, Georgia, and sold to nationwide food service operators.Four out of seven people reported infections across Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas and South Carolina.One death was reported in Texas, the CDC said. Others affected were hospitalized.Check out the CDC’s advice to retailers, food service operators, and consumers, plus the latest on the outbreak here.last_img

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Authorities arrested a man who faked his death to avoid prosecution in a child rape case

first_imgAuthorities arrested a Mississippi man who, police say, faked his own death to avoid prosecution in the alleged rape of his 14-year-old stepdaughter.On Wednesday, 43-year-old Jacob Blair Scott was arrested in the Antlers, Oklahoma, area after Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office received a tip describing Scott and saying he was living in an RV.Scott was added to the US Marshals 15 Most Wanted list, according to US Marshals Inspector Jeremy Stilwell.Police say he was not cooperative at first, and denied his identity. Authorities were able to verify it was him by by his tattoos.The US Marshals said they believed Scott had faked a suicide on his boat to avoid prosecution and could have lived off the grid, thanks to his military training. Officials offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to his arrest.Scott has been indicted on 14 counts, including sexual battery, touching a child for lustful purposes and exploitation of a child. He’s also wanted by federal authorities in Mississippi for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.He’s being held in the Pittsburg County jail in Oklahoma.last_img read more

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Senate Acquits President Trump On Both Articles Of Impeachment

first_imgThe United States Senate voted not to impeach President Trump Wednesday on two articles of impeachment.  In Article 1 Abuse of Power 52 Not Guilty and 48 Guilty.  Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote guilty.In Article 2 Obstruction of Congress.  53 Not Guilty and 47 Guilty.  We will have more reaction on this story throughout the evening and tomorrow morning with Jennifer Ross and Bill Adams.last_img

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Feasibility Study Underway for a Microgrid in Middletown

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |MIDDLETOWN – In the wake of Super Storm Sandy much of the north side of the township went dark for at least two weeks, with others forced to live without power for nearly a month.It was a trying time, and with that in mind, last November the governing body moved toward establishing a more stable future by awarding a $150,000 grant from the State Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to Leidos Engineering for a 12-month feasibility study. The goal of the study is to test the viability of a waterfront location at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Leonardo for the installation of a community microgrid.So far, the study’s authors have found that a microgrid at Earle is technically feasible, but no further conclusive recommendations could be made until the final stages of the study are completed in December, said Paul Heitmann, an independent consultant contracted by Leidos, who spoke at a Sept. 27 public information session at the Middletown Township Public Library.Township administrator Anthony P. Mercantante said a microgrid could enhance the reliability of distribution, which would benefit public safety by eliminating the need for costly generators and diesel fuel to power critical community facilities.During a severe weather event, a community microgrid of this magnitude could be used to power critical community facilities like NWS Earle’s Waterfront Administration Area, the Township of Middletown Sewage Authority, NY Waterways Ferry Terminal, Middletown Public Works and CNG Fueling Facilities, Middletown’s municipal complex, Leonardo Elementary School, Bayview Elementary School, Bayshore Middle School, Monmouth County Highway Department, Middletown Fire Stations 3 (Belford Engine), 4 (Community, in Leonardo) and 7 (Belford Independent) and the Monmouth County Bayshore Outfall Authority.Traffic signals on coastal evacuation routes like State Route 35, 36 and Leonardville Road could also be powered by the microgrid, as well as the $110 million Port Monmouth Flood Wall, which is in Phase II of construction, and will serve as an important defense against severe flooding upon its completion, Mercantante said.In order to make a determination about the naval base site, Heitmann said the researchers will be seeking a better understanding of energy use at the facilities and roadways, the kinds of technologies at these sites – such as installed gas-powered generators – and what legislative hurdles, environmental restrictions and regulatory barriers must be overcome for such a project.In terms of these obstacles, Heitmann said the tide is turning in New Jersey thanks to a new regime led by Gov. Phil Murphy.“At least tentatively, overcoming all three of those is looking, to some degree, like a possibility,” Heitmann said in an Oct. 2 interview with The Two River Times. “Looking around the country, the biggest factor in overcoming these hurdles is the degree to which the utility is willing to cooperate and collaborate, rather than provide friction to slow the process in order to maintain their current business model.”In Middletown’s case, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is the service provider that would need to play ball, but Heitmann said it’s not a one-way street.“In areas where the utility has embraced the concept and realized that microgrids can be an asset for them, and where regulators work with utilities to ensure they stay whole on revenues while rewarding them for taking risks to transform their business model, these projects can work.”The Middletown effort is one of just 13 microgrid studies approved by the state and when it’s filed to the BPU in December, the study will be considered for further development. If selected, the project will be elevated from concept plan to design proposal and from that point actual cost estimates can be generated.“That’s when the big questions arise: Who’s funding this? How are we going to pay for it?” Mercantante said of the project, which he speculates will be a multimillion dollar endeavor. “Nobody knows that for sure. But it is well beyond the ability of any single town to finance.”Mercantante said the third phase of the process – funding the installation – is still very unclear. “It’s unknown whether the funding will come from private sector money, current utility companies or newly formed utility companies. It’s certainly not going to be the government.”This article was first published in the Oct. 4-10, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Big Data Consoladation Watch: Teradata Acquires AsterData

first_imgTags:#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Today Teradata acquired fellow columnar database vendor AsterData for $263 million. This fits into the current trend of consolidation of next-generation data-warehousing vendors. Last summer, Teradata acquired another columnar database vendor called Kickfire. Also in the past year, EMC acquired Greenplum; IBM acquired Netezza; SAP acquired Sybase and HP acquired Vertica.For Briefings Direct, Tony Baer of Ovum writes that of the major platform companies, only Dell has yet to purchase a columnar database vendor.Although Teradata has historically been focused on business intelligence and data warehousing, Dennis Howlett speculates that Teradata could spin its business off into online transaction processing because it can offer solutions at a fraction of the cost of IBM and Oracle:Even when you take into account all the moving parts of a deal and the monetary tags that go with it, Teradata could chew off a big chunk of IBM and Oracle’s business and still profit handsomely. For companies looking at their total IT infrastructure cost landscape and already attempting to divest, Teradata could provide an intriguing possibility.Forrester analyst James Kobielus seems to agree. He wrote on Twitter: “AsterData gives Teradata the analytic application server (analytics + OLTP) they need to duke it out with Oracle Exadata.” However, he doesn’t mention it in his lengthy analysis of the deal.Regardless of where Teradata goes next, the big data is continuing to consolidate into the hand of a few large players. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts center_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finleylast_img read more

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From MoUs, Punjab to shift focus on actual investments

first_imgIn a paradigm shift from the past, the Punjab government has decided do focus on execution of concrete investment proposals instead of just entering into agreements and statements of intent as the State prepares to hold an investors’ summit in the first week of December.“We have done a paradigm shift, in the past there used to be focus on the MoUs, which was fine when investment promotion agency was still young. But it has now matured and therefore, we believe that we should go beyond just looking at statements of intent into concrete proposals. We are now looking at actual investments. So the investor should have a project ready for implementation. In the past two-and-a-half years the State has seen an investment of over ₹50,000 crore,” Additional Chief Secretary Industries-Commerce Vini Mahajan told The Hindu.Punjab is organising the Progressive Punjab Investors’ Summit on December 5 and 6 surrounding the theme “Building Partnerships for Inclusive Growth – MSMEs in the Global Value Chain”. MSME unitsThe event is expected to see participation from leading industrialists, new-age entrepreneurs, foreign missions and dignitaries. The summit intends to provide a platform to experience the success story of Punjab and explore investment opportunities offered by the State.“Our focus this time is on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as it is the backbone of the State’s industry. The MSMEs are our strength as they generate largest number of employment, which is close to 1.76 lakh till October 2019. The intent is to bring global players and local industry on the same platform to promote business-to-business contacts,” Ms. Mahajan said.The event aims to highlight that Punjab houses robust MSME units in numerous sectors which can be vendors-partners of the international clients looking for ancillary units to support their global value chains.“We are partnering with Japan, UAE, U.K. and Germany as we see many mutually benefiting collaborations with industry based out of Punjab. Many international players from these nations have already expressed their interest in increasing investment in the State,” she said.“Punjab was among the first to not only identify MSMEs as the key engine of economic growth and employment but also undertake several structured reforms and create supportive infrastructure to support their holistic growth and development in the past two years,” she said.last_img read more

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Perlas Pilipinas falls to South Korea, faces China in QF

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Cignal HD gets other outright semis berth LATEST STORIES South Korea outscored PH, 51-28, in the middle quarters to cruise to its first victory in the group stages.The Philippines, which played in its first Division A tournament, dropped to 0-3 in Group B after lopsided losses to defending champion Japan and powerhouse Australia in its first two outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAfter a winless opening round, Perlas got heavyweight China as its quarterfinals foe on Thursday.Allana Lim finished with 14 points and six rebounds for Perlas, which shot just 30% from the field and was out-rebounded, 65-41. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments South Korea had five players in double-figures led by Kim Danbi’s 19 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas gave itself a chance early, but faded as the game went on en route to a 91-63 loss to South Korea in the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Tuesday night at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India.The Filipinos stayed in step with the South Koreans as they entered the second quarter knotted at 19, but it was a different story the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yet

first_imgMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling says it’s too soon to be compared with the game’s greats.Sterling admits he needs to perform consistently at the elite level of the game to regarded among the best.He told 360 Sport: “To be compared to some of the best players in the world you have to be winning the biggest and best competitions, that’s the Premier League, the Champions League, and also stuff for your country. So, until that day you can’t think that’s it. You have to be aiming for that.“I feel I’ve got a long way to go to be the complete player. I feel I will be a complete player when I win the Premier League again, the Champions League and everything else.“That’s the level you have got to get to when you are playing at the highest level. Just scoring goals ain’t enough, it’s about scoring goals to win the biggest competitions.“The Champions League is one for sure. It’s still early in the season, but if we want to be among the best teams in the world, these are the things you have to do and win, compete on those aspects.“Everything is set up perfectly here to win things. You have got one of the best [training] facilities in the world, best managers in the world and great players around you. So what more do you need than that?” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoSouthampton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham extends Dorchester loan

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham extends Dorchester loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham has extended his loan with Dorchester to the end of the season.The deal has been rubberstamped by the Southern League and the FA so Latham is eligible for the Magpies’ trip to Taunton Town.Latham’s initial loan spell was announced in August of last year, and has kept six clean sheets in his time with the Magpies so far.Ollie Griggs, who returned to the Magpies from a loan spell at Winchester after Tuesday, will also be eligible for the Taunton match. last_img

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