Gov. Andrew Cuomo says evacuation plans are being prepared and the Red Cross is setting up shelters as rising temperatures melt 7 feet of snow in the Buffalo area, causing a risk of flooding.
In his fifth day in Buffalo, Cuomo said Sunday that the only driving bans remaining in the area are in Lackawanna and South Buffalo as snow removal crews continue to dig out streets. He said the last exit remaining closed on the Thruway will open Sunday.
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“If you live in an area that typically floods or has flooded … prepare to evacuate for a flood situation,” the governor said. “It’s not enough that your house has never been flooded before, right? There’s always a first time. And this may be the first time.”
In response to a local report, Paul Fox, director of the St. Louis County Circuit Court Judicial Administration, said the presiding grand jury judge “has entered no such order and has made no such agreement” to release the evidence if Darren Wilson is not indicted.
“If the grand jury returns a no true bill, the judge anticipates the court will receive requests for grand jury records. Some of those requests will require the court to analyze the need for maintaining secrecy of the records with the need for public disclosure of the records,” Fox wrote in a document released Sunday.
The community anticipated a grand jury vote as early as Saturday, but the members now plan to meet next on Monday.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch previously said the evidence seen by the grand jury over the past few months would be presented to the public if Wilson is not indicted, which many people expect will be the outcome.
(CNN) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords completed an 11-mile cycling event Saturday, marking another milestone in her recovery from a 2011 mass shooting.
She was greeted with cheers and applause at the finish line.
Alongside her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, Giffords crossed the finish line of El Tour de Tucson riding a recumbent bike, which has three wheels and puts the rider in a reclining position.
Organizers say some 9,000 people participate in the annual ride, which they call America’s largest perimeter cycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities
It’s an interesting dilemma - if the harm was small do you undermine the patient’s confidence in their treatment? If the harm was great, do you encourage the lawsuit? Also be warned that this is a non scientific, small sample size, non random selection group in the study.
Patients who suffer injuries, infections or mistakes during medical care rarely get an acknowledgment or apology, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report.
The study was based on responses of 236 patients who completed ProPublica’s Patient Harm Questionnaire during the one-year period ending in May 2013 and who agreed to share their data.
Results of the study, led by professor of surgery Marty Makary and conducted independently from ProPublica, were published online Nov. 13 by the Journal of Patient Safety.
If you plagiarize then some media organizations are more forgiving than others. IMHO if you are a serial plagiarizer then you need to go, but it’s the first offense there should be some flexibility.
A CJR cover story in 1995 analyzed 20 cases of plagiarism in the previous seven years, concluding, “Punishment is uneven, ranging from severe to virtually nothing even for major offenses.” Laura Parker was fired from The Post in 1991 for lifting quotes from the Associated Press and Miami Herald. Denver Post columnist Ken Hamblin, meanwhile, was suspended for two months in 1994 after he copied five paragraphs from a Rocky Mountain News report. “The sin itself carries neither public humiliation nor the mark of Cain,” CJR’s Trudy Lieberman wrote. “Some editors will keep a plagiarist on staff or will knowingly hire one if talent outweighs the infraction.”
A University of Maryland study found similar ambiguity in 76 newspaper plagiarism cases between 1997 and 2006. Forty-three of those offenders — 56 percent — lost their jobs, with the rate of punishment steadily increasing from minor to major to repeated infractions. Perhaps more interestingly, the papers’ word choice in publicly responding to those crimes largely correlated with their eventual sanctions — “plagiarism” typically garnered termination while synonymously described offenses earned lesser punishments.
A September analysis by Politico reporter Dylan Byers and two media ethics experts argued that Zakaria had indeed plagiarized a number of articles by “patch writing,” small changes to language that mask theft of larger ideas. “Case by case, the examples here qualify more as violations or misdemeanors than serious crimes,” Byers wrote. “But taken together, they show an undeniable pattern of behavior.” Disputing such behavior is a hard case to make without more details from Zakaria. The writer and TV host has remained relatively silent other than an August email to Politico rebutting some of the charges. He and CNN did not respond to emails seeking comment for this story.
Early next year, AMD will ship Carrizo, its most integrated x86 processor to date, combining I/O with — in some versions — new x86 and GPU cores.
Advanced Micro Devices announced at its “Future of Compute” event in Singapore two new integrated x86 processors on its roadmap, Carrizo and Carrizo-L. The chips are AMD’s most integrated parts to date, putting not only the CPU and GPU but the south bridge on a single die, a design move that should improve performance and certainly costs.
The new parts replace the current Kaveri and Beema chips with ones AMD says will deliver a significant leap in performance and energy efficiency in 2015, targeting business and consumer markets.
Despite his faults, Barry is credited with opening the city’s government to black citizens; for creating a massive summer jobs program that while wasteful in many cases offered a job or paid internship to any city youth who wanted one; and for treating senior citizens as a top priority with homes and programs for those in the twilight of life. His pro-business stance helped fuel the downtown real estate boom in the 1980s and helped fill his campaign war chest. He completed the city’s first convention center on time and on budget. In his last term as mayor, Barry landed the deal to get the MCI Center (now the Verizon Center) built downtown.
None should be surprised that strong disk encryption requires more resource, it’s a known factor that we need to take into account in all new designs. SHA 256 and up take up some computer resource, and that’s why future disks should probably build in hardware crypt/decrypt to speed these cycles and to offload the task from the main CPU. Networking DSP’s should also have hardware crypt/decrypt built in.
Android 5.0 Lollipop includes a bevy of new features and enhancements such as a remote kill switch and Trusted Places, among others. It’s also the first version of Android that enables Full Disk Encryption (FDE) by default on new devices. It’s a thoughtful gesture on Google’s part considering today’s privacy-conscious culture but as AnandTech recently discovered, it also severely hampers read / write performance.
The publication first noticed some anomalies when benchmark testing the storage system of the new Nexus 6 and decided to dig a bit deeper.
As you can see in the results above using AndEBench, FDE comes with a very significant performance penalty. With it enabled on the Nexus 6, random read performance dropped 62.9 percent while random write speeds were down 50.5 percent. The biggest hit, however, comes in the form of an 80.7 percent drop in sequential read speeds.
A group of right wing county sheriffs are going to hold a protest in Washington, DC on Dec. 10 over Obama’s immigration policies. William Gheen, the flagrantly racist head of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, thinks that while they’re there, they should arrest Obama for his executive order on immigration.
Gheen, of ALIPAC, said he had a suggestion that he wishes the sheriffs would consider when they pay a visit to the nation’s capital next month.
“If the sheriffs are heading to Washington, how about suggesting the sheriffs take some of their best men to D.C. and they use their power and ability to arrest the president of the United States?” Gheen said. “I think if the sheriffs are going to Washington on Dec. 10 and the president continues to violate the Constitution of the United States, that they should consider arresting the president of the United States. What if the sheriffs decided to use their power to do this?”
Yeah, that will go really well.