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New Jersey court rules churches can’t receive county’s historic preservation…

first_imgNew Jersey court rules churches can’t receive county’s historic preservation money Submit a Job Listing April 20, 2018 at 6:54 am Owners of a structure on the National Registry of Historical Places have obligations and restrictions when it comes to preservation of their building. This is the result of a consideration in the public interest that the building is of historical and cultural value to the community, in many cases preserving and embodying a part of the story and values of the community and contributing to the beauty of the community. That designation creates a partnership between the building ‘s owner and the community that should permit public participation in the funding for preservation. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Faith & Politics Comments (2) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books April 19, 2018 at 9:01 pm The state of Florida handles this by offering competitive matching grants to historic structures owned by churches only for the outer envelope. The rule is “what can be seen from the street.” Thus the public need to preserve historic structures is met while it is the responsibility of the church to maintain the inside of any structure used for religious purposes-even schools. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Melinda Henderson says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Early progress is seen in the slate roof replacement project at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, in this photo posted to the church’s Facebook page on Oct. 12.[Episcopal News Service] It was an offer too good for a congregation to refuse.Need your church tower preserved? Your roof replaced? Your parish house restored? Morris County, New Jersey, was ready to help, with a historic preservation grant program offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in upkeep assistance for a range of properties, including houses of worship.The problem: Such direct taxpayer assistance to churches violated the state constitution, the New Jersey Supreme Court has concluded, ruling April 18 against a list of defendants that includes 12 churches, three of them Episcopal churches.The potential financial ramifications for Morris County churches are significant. The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, as one prominent example, received a $294,000 grant in 2013 to restore its 1926 parish house and an additional $272,000 in 2015 to restore the church’s slate roof. The court did not require the Church of the Redeemer and the other 11 churches named in the lawsuit to repay the $4.6 million they received over four years, but the county is barred from awarding money to churches in the future.“The historic preservation grant we received saved our bacon,” Donald MacGowan, senior warden at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Lakes, told Episcopal News Service. The church, one of the defendants in the lawsuit, spent $450,000 on a new slate roof, including $262,000 from the county fund.“I have absolutely no idea what we would have done without their help.”The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and a Morris County resident sued in 2015, arguing that the grant program was in clear violation of the Religious Aid Clause in the New Jersey Constitution. The county and churches countered that the grants were legal because they advanced the public’s interest in historic preservation and that excluding churches from such a program would violate the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment protection of religious freedom.Taxes, the state constitution says, can’t be used “for building or repairing any church or churches, place or places of worship, or for the maintenance of any minister or ministry.”Morris County’s Historic Preservation Trust Fund was created after a 2002 voter referendum. Its goal was to support acquisition and preservation of historic sites and facilities, and in nearly 16 years, it has awarded millions of dollars to a variety of sites, including numerous churches.“In Morris County, as in all counties in New Jersey and across the nation, churches and other religious buildings are a vital part of the historic fabric of where we live, interwoven in the history of how our county, state and nation developed,” Morris County Administrator John Bonanni said in a statement released after the state Supreme Court ruling.“We believe historic churches are a strong component of that overall rich history, and we have considered churches – only those eligible for the State or National Registers of Historic Places – among historic sites that have been eligible for consideration by the county’s historic preservation grant program.”The Church of the Redeemer received construction grants in 2013 and 2015. A county news release noted the church’s 2013 grant was the fund’s largest of the year. A 2015 news release touted the 1917 church’s Gothic Revival style, its architectural pedigree and its place on state and national historic registers.St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, another church named in the lawsuit, received a 2012 grant of $428,000 to preserve the interior of its church tower. The state Supreme Court noted that the church’s application explicitly connected the project to the congregation’s ability to worship safely in the building.“These are really hard times for houses of worship. And we really do so much for the community,” the Rev. Janet Broderick, rector of St. Peter’s, told MorristownGreen.com after the state Supreme Court ruling.St. Peter’s in Mountain Lakes received $13,000 in 2015 for a preservation study, another $13,000 in 2016 for “construction documents” and $262,000 in 2017 for roof replacement. That project is detailed in photos posted on the church’s Facebook page.“Scaffolding came down today!” a Dec. 2 post announces. “The beauty of our new slate roof in time for the beginning of Advent!”Whatever the beauty of such projects, the state Supreme Court ruled, 7-0, that the county can’t pay for them.“The plain language of the Religious Aid Clause bars the use of taxpayer funds to repair and restore churches, and Morris County’s program ran afoul of that longstanding provision,” Chief Justice Stuart Rabner wrote in the decision, which reversed a lower court’s decision in favor of the county and churches.The other question raised by the lawsuit, however, was whether the county program was protected by a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision siding with a Missouri church, Trinity Lutheran, that had applied for state aid for day care playground improvements but was denied. The New Jersey court ruled that the Morris County program was different because it offered widespread benefits to churches, including for improvements that directly supported the congregations’ spiritual missions.“It’s shocking that it took a trip to the New Jersey Supreme Court to enforce such a plain constitutional command,” Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said in a written statement. “New Jersey taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief that their constitutional religious liberty rights have been protected.”Kenneth Wilber, the attorney representing the churches, disagreed with the court’s conclusion, calling the county grants “a neutral public welfare program.”“The purpose of these grants is not to aid religion but to advance the government’s secular interest in historic preservation,” Wilber told the Daily Record, invoking the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Trinity Lutheran case. “Denying churches grants because they are churches, without regard to the purpose of the grant, is exactly the kind of categorical exclusion Trinity Lutheran prohibits.”MacGowan acknowledged some residents may not be happy with tax dollars being spent on church buildings like St. Peter’s. “On the other hand, there’s a lot of history in Morris County, and it’s integral to who we are,” he said, and to preserve church buildings that embody that history often requires more money than today’s congregations can afford.“I feel terrible for the [churches] that will not now be able to do this,” he said.The county and churches could pursue their legal fight in federal court. For now, congregations like St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mendham will have to move forward with any construction projects without the help of Morris County.“The issue for us, being a smaller congregation, is we don’t have a whole lot of money sitting around,” said the Rev. Shawn Carty, part-time rector of St. Mark’s, which was not a defendant in the court case but received a 2016 county grant of $30,000 to conduct a detailed preservation study.That study did not identify urgent need at St. Mark’s for any preservation projects on the scale of those carried out by the Episcopal churches named in the lawsuit, though Carty said he would have welcomed county assistance for smaller projects, such as repairing his church’s stained-glass windows.Carty said the preservation study alone was a significant value for the congregation, which has an average Sunday attendance of about 40. Such studies are a county requirement before sites can apply for money for construction projects.“So, we have a nice binder with lots of historic information about our building,” he said. “It’s unlikely that we would have paid for as significant and thorough a preservation study as was required by this.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Donald Caron says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

Radio reporter beaten up by uniformed police officers

first_img Papua New GuineaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF_en Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua April 16, 2020 Find out more to go further News August 23, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Papua New Guinea Organisation Papua New GuineaAsia – Pacific center_img Help by sharing this information News August 12, 2020 Find out more News reporting hit by Internet blackout in West Papua Reporters Without Borders condemns the beating that National Broadcasting Company radio reporter Mark Kayok received last week from several police officers in the capital, Port Moresby, after he intervened in an attack on a friend and identified himself as journalist.“This is the second attack on a reporter by police officers since the start of the year,” Reporters Without Borders said. “On both occasions the policemen involved knew they were attacking a journalist. The recurrence of this kind of assault could have serious consequences in terms of media self-censorship.“While hailing the communication and information minister’s rapid condemnation, we remind the government that failure to punish those responsible will be taken by the media and the public to mean the police are above the law.”A court and police reporter, Kayok was assaulted near his office on the evening of 20 April but the attack was not reported until 23 April, when NBC included it in its morning news bulletin.The incident began when a friend accompanying Kayok was attacked by several uniformed police officers who had been following them. Kayok interceded and identified himself as a NBC reporter. Accusing the media of reporting bad things about the police, they turned on Kayok, punching and kicking him repeatedly, breaking his nose and inflicting other, lesser injuries.The PNG Media Workers Association reacted by voicing concern about the “unusually high number of threats and acts of intimidation.”In a 9 March press release, Reporters Without Borders condemned the behaviour of the police officers who threatened and manhandled Post-Courier reporter Patrick Talu while he was covering a meeting in Port Moresby on 7 March between officials and opponents of a proposed pipeline. News News Papua New Guinea: Government minister calls for two reporters to be fired over Covid-19 coverage April 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter beaten up by uniformed police officerslast_img read more

News story: Evaluating new medical technologies: apply for business funding

first_img the competition opens on 2 July 2018, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 22 August 2018 projects must be led by an SME working alone or with other businesses or research organisations we expect projects to range in size up to £250,000 and to last up to 12 months only the lead partner can claim a grant businesses could attract up to 50% of their project costs reduce cancellations or unnecessary appointments reduce the burden on A&E services improve patient safety and avoid patient harm speed up diagnosis enable earlier diagnosis of cancer support management of long-term conditions, such as diabetes, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Find out more about Innovate UK funding opportunities. Find out more about this competition and apply. Competition information The Office for Life Sciences has up to £1.5 million to invest in business projects that evaluate innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology in real-world NHS settings.Life sciences opportunitiesThe life sciences sector plays an important role in the UK economy with a turnover of £63.5 billion in 2016. It also has a critical role in providing new medicines and treatments that will improve patients’ lives.More than 95% of companies in the sector are micro, small and medium-sized businesses, which often find it difficult to gain the real-world evidence they need to have their innovative technologies adopted.This competition aims to help businesses gather that evidence. Projects should be able to show evidence of relevant discussions with organisations such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the NHS.Projects should aim to address NHS priorities including to: Projects must address NHS prioritiesFunding is for: smaller projects that develop plans for evidence-gathering in the NHS larger projects that collect clinical evidence on the performance and impact of a medicine or device in the NHS. Medical and diagnostic devices and digital health technologies must have a CE mark but must not have been marketed for more than 5 yearslast_img read more

Lending in 2021

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Mike Schenk (CUNA photo) This post is currently collecting data… One fact is clear in the face of uncertainty presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Credit unions have shined in their efforts to support members, says Mike Schenk, CUNA’s chief economist and deputy chief advocacy officer.Schenk, who addressed the CUNA Lending Council Virtual Conference, cites these statistics about credit unions’ response to the pandemic:95% provided loan modifications.90% waived fees for members.80% introduced new loan products to meet members’ needs.Plus, credit unions facilitated more than 170,000 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program loans, averaging $49,000 each. This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Speedway Engineering backs IMCA Modifieds for 21st season

first_imgThe Sylmar, Calif., driveline and suspension components manufacturer and 21-year IMCA sponsor gives a $1,000 product certificate, good toward the purchase of a complete Ford 9” floater rear end housing or a full-size 10” quick change rear end, to the national champion. SYLMAR, Calif. – Long-time marketing partner Speedway Engineering continues its support of the IMCA Modified in 2019. The other four regional champions all receive $300 product certificates.  Information about the complete line of Speedway Engineering products is available at the www.1speedway.com website or by calling 818 362-5865.    center_img Speedway Engineering awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in November.  “As our partnership enters its third decade, we continue to be the only grassroots racing organization consistently supported by Speedway Engineering,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Ken and Joan Sapper are great supporters and long time friends of IMCA, and the quality of their products have been what has sustained this program for so long.”last_img read more

Waiting list for Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby

first_img“After conducting a quick survey we estimate that the average out of town anglers will spend $400 on accommodation, gas, food, supplies, boat rentals, fishing charters, fishing equipment and so on,” Di Pietro explains.”As of today we have a waiting list of over 150 people wanting to participate in the 2013 derby and more are calling every day.Di Pietro said there are more than $30,000 in prizes with $15,000 of it cash. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Monday February 10 at Duck and Dock in Balfour BC.Those include $10,000 Cash for the Longest Rainbow Trout; $1,000 for second,$500 for third and $2,000 cash for the longest Dolly Varden, $1,000 for second, and $500.00 for third. The event is so popular, the 2014 derby is already sold out.So for those lucky fishermen, dig out the best hook for the second annual Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby, February 8-10.”The 2012 Fishing derby was a huge success,” said organizer Robert Di Pietro.”(The event) was also completely sold out and we had fantastic weather on the lake that weekend.  During the (first) derby we opened our 2013 online derby pre-registration and within a few days we received over 500 pre-registrations, effectively selling out the 2014 derby.” Di Pietro said more than 350 of these participants are coming from out of town or country, which is great for the local economy. There are many other prizes including an outboard motor, all-inclusive fishing trips to the West coast and Northern Saskatchewan, and multiple draws during the weekend for $100 vouchers from local businesses helping them to promote their business. Di Pietro said anyone can win this derby.You don’t have to be a pro angler,” he said.”Last year the $5,000.00 first place rainbow trout winner, Mr. Higgins of Vernon, told us that he had never caught a fish and Bill Miller from Twin Bay was first place Dolly.”All people have to do is to pre-register there is no cost to do so – pre-registration for 2015 will be open the weekend of the 2014 derby.last_img read more

McLean’s OT marker eliminates Leafs from playoffs in wild KIJHL post-season contest

first_imgDarnel St. Pierre and Michael Crawford, with a power play goal, scored for the Leafs in the first period.Then the series looked to be over as Beaver Valley struck for three straight goals in the third to take a 3-2 advantage late in the game.Devin Nemes, Tyler Hartman and McLean, less that two minutes after Hartman tied the game, scored for the home side.However, double-KIJHL award winner Robson Cramer tied the game in the final minute of regulation time to send the contest into overtime for the second time in the series. Cramer’s goal came two seconds after Mitch Foyle returned to the ice after serving a cross-checking penalty.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs by a 52-39 advantage, including a 12-5 margin in the wild third period when the home side pushed to get back into the game.Hawks’ netminder Carsen Schamerhorn won for the third time in the series, outdueling Jason Mailhoit in the Nelson nets.McLean was named the game star for Beaver Valley while Dylan Williamson earned the honour for Nelson, eliminated from the playoffs for the third consecutive year by Beaver Valley.PLAYOFF NOTES: Michael Crawford, Rayce Miller and Robson Cramer each finished the game with two points for Nelson. Spencer McLean and Mitch Foyle finished the game with two points for the Hawks. . . . Crawford finished the series as Nelson’s leading scorer with four goals and three assists for seven points. . . . The game was the final junior game for a handful of Leaf players — forwards Matt MacDonald and Aaron Dunlap and defencemen Robson Cramer, Patrick Croome and Darnel St. Pierre. . . . Castlegar Rebels rebounded from a 6-0 pounding in Spokane to defeat the Braves 5-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch playoff series Thursday in the Sunflower City. Brett Leidl, Yannis Soukas, Tyler Barrett, Aaron Petten and Dylan Ofner scored for the Rebels. Castlegar scored three unanswered goals in the third to secure the win. Game six is Friday in Spokane. Spencer McLean scored his second goal of the game in overtime to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a wild 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in Fruitvale.The win advances the Hawks to the Murdoch Division Final against the winner of the Spokane Braves/Castlegar Rebels series.Beaver Valley won the best-of-seven series 4-1.The series appeared to be heading back to the Heritage City for Game six after Nelson took a 2-0 lead into the third period.last_img read more

Do Dead Meteorites Tell Tales?

first_img1Richard Kerr, “Another Hint of Planetary Marauders,” Science, Vol 309, Issue 5742, 1800, 16 September 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5742.1800a].2Strom et al., “The Origin of Planetary Impactors in the Inner Solar System,” Science, Vol 309, Issue 5742, 1847-1850, 16 September 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1113544].Several things stand out from stories of this genre.  (1) The new finding contradicts earlier beliefs.  (2) The new finding is put in the context of a vast field of unanswered questions.  (3) Evolution is a given.  (4) The accepted age of the solar system (4.6 billion years) is a given.  (5) Most of the work remains to be done.  (6) The check is in the mail (e.g., from this tiny tidbit of hypothesis, “we can now recover the prehistory of our solar system”).  (7) Once we figure this out for our solar system, we will unlock the keys to other stars and planets, and to the whole universe.  (8) This finding is the greatest thing since primordial soup.    This is the way evolutionists kid themselves that they are doing science.  They envelop themselves in periodic tables, lab instruments, and equations.  So far so good.  But since the Big Picture of Evolution has already been decided to be fact by decree, every piece of data must be forced into it.    Working this way requires adding whatever ad hoc elements are needed to keep the story going, as well as ignoring uncomfortable facts.  Dr. Walt Brown, for instance, who has a very different theory for the origin of impactors (see website), said this about Strom’s theory:Without explaining how asteroids formed in the first place, Kerr and Strom try to explain why asteroids in the main belt were shaken up by moving the giant planets around, and appealing to the extremely weak Yarkovsky effect and planetary resonances.  (The radiometer effect is much stronger, because water molecules are much more massive than photons.)  Showing that the size distribution of MBAs [not accountants, but Main Belt Asteroids] corresponds to the early craters in the inner solar system does not mean that the early impacts came from the asteroid belt.Each scientist working under evolutionary, naturalistic assumptions is a willing accomplice to this game of self-deception.  Their motive is to contribute a brick for the Temple of Charlie, which produces gratification that one is doing his part to advance the cult.  Whether the cult matches the real history of the universe, well – how could they ever tell?  Of course, you’re only likely to hear the evolutionary side in the media, because they are all part of the cult, too.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Several researchers lately have claimed that meteorites can tell us the history of our solar system.  How can this be?Messages from Heaven:  Richard Kerr in Science1 reported on work by Strom et al. in the same issue2 that the asteroid belt was the source of the so-called “late heavy bombardment” that is said to have pummeled the early solar system 3.9 billion years ago.  One researcher who had been working on this “problem” for 35 years completely changed his view based on the study.  Strom’s team hypothesized that the gas giants rearranged themselves, and then modeled how impactors might have been flung inward from the asteroid belt as a consequence.  Kerr writes, “Cratering specialists suspect that Strom and his colleagues are on to something, but they say the case remains open.”  Another said they could be right, but “we have to be careful.”Crystal Balls:  A Purdue University press release says “meteorites offer glimpse of the early Earth.”  Purdue scientists measuring the isotopic ratios in Antarctic meteorites think they can deduce the temperature of their formation.  From this, they believe, they can tell whether they formed at the same time Earth formed, or later.  It’s not like reading a book, exactly; one scientist said, “There are still quite a few unanswered questions about the earliest periods of the Earth’s history, and this study only provides one piece of the puzzle.”Treasure Chest:  As if to one-up the previous claim, EurekAlert printed a Florida State story that an “unusual meteorite unlocks treasure trove of solar system secrets.”  The Tagish Lake meteorite that fell in Canada in 2000 led a FSU “geochemist to a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the chemical elements that make up our solar system,” the press release claimed.  What did he find?  An unusual ratio of isotopes of osmium.  From this, he believes he can tell what kind of star produced the element, and when.  His hypothesis, however, flies in the face of earlier suggestions that the element came from dust from a nearby star.  No, the leader of the team says: his findings “reveal that the raw materials from which our solar system was built are preserved in a few exceptional meteorites, from which we can now recover the prehistory of our solar system.”last_img read more

Business Models of The Internet of Things – An Analysis of Pachube’s Open Source Platform

first_imgrichard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Yesterday we analyzed some of the applications being built with Pachube, an open source platform enabling developers to connect sensor data to the Web. We at ReadWriteWeb think that Pachube is an excellent example of one of our Top 5 Trends of 2009: Internet of Things. So we’re exploring Pachube in-depth in a 3-part series. This is Part 3, where we’ll look at Pachube’s business model and delve into its platform. I spoke at length to Pachube founder Usman Haque to find out how Pachube intends to make money, how it will compete against big vendors such as IBM and Microsoft, and why it chose to be an open source platform.Pachube’s Business ModelWhen we first profiled Pachube back in May, Usman Haque had hinted at a “killer” business model that was being kept under wraps. As ReadWriteWeb is a naturally curious entity, we prodded Haque for more details. Unfortunately, he wasn’t forthcoming on the killer business model – although he did tell us that Pachube’s business model is “slowly adapting as we talk to big and small businesses.” Haque explained that Pachube’s business model is predicated on the following theory: if you want a free service, then datawill be open; but if you want privacy, that’s what you will pay for.According to Haque, “privacy is the most valuable model.” Paid Pachube users will also getincreased bandwidth and other extras.Haque explained that most M2M (machine to machine) systems are built from the ground up to besecure and closed. For Pachube they decided to build an open system, but put in walls and privacy for premium offerings.How is Pachube Different from The Big Boys?Pachube isn’t the only organization creating a platform for sensor data. All of the big Internet companies have sensor data projects of one kind or another underway – IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Nokia to name some. Haque explained that many of those large companies are helping to evolve a standard called IPSO, which aims to be a standard way for smart objects of the future to communicate. IPSO is promoting a new Internet Protocol for the networking of smart objects, to use instead of the standard Web protocol of HTTP.Correction: IPSO is promoting the Internet Protocol (IP) for smart objects. Related Posts Haque explained that Pachube is currently based on HTTP; and will continue to be for the near future. He thinks it will take 6-7 years for smart objects to standardize on IP. So, for example, an IP-based fridge will take a while to rollout.Meanwhile the big companies that are members of IPSO (and even those outside that alliance) will determine what will be used in the future. Haque said that Pachube will easily be able to transfer, when the time comes. Their aim right now, however, is to “make something that you can build with straight away.” According to Haque the bigboys are looking at the long term, but they’re not able to be agile and change quickly like Pachube.Haque also explained that Pachube was built to capitalize on the growth of web 2.0 (social, collaboration, power of networks, etc) – and apply that to physical environments.The full 3-Part series on Pachube:Pachube Adds Real-Time Notifications – More Power to The Internet of ThingsApplications From The Internet of Things – An Analysis of PachubeBusiness Models of The Internet of Things – An Analysis of Pachube’s Open Source PlatformImage credit: centralasian Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#Internet of Things#web last_img read more

Magic withstand late Miami rally for rare road win

first_img“We can’t change our offense and be too drastic,” Richardson said. “We just have to approach like any other day and be ready to work and fix what we do wrong.”Simmons and D.J. Augustin scored 16 points apiece for Orlando. Evan Fournier finished with 13 points.The Heat missed all 12 3-point attempts in the first half. But 16 points in the paint helped Miami build a 29-17 lead in the first quarter.Consecutive 3-pointers from Simmons keyed a 10-2 run the final 1:13 of the second quarter that got the Magic within 60-59 at halftime. Orlando then scored 34 points in the third.“It’s hard to explain what happened in that third quarter,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “The first quarter and obviously the fourth quarter you love the way your team is competing and just laying it all out there to the end. I just don’t have an explanation for the third quarter — very uninspiring.”TIP-INSMagic: Leading scorer Gordon missed his fourth consecutive game because of a strained left hip flexor. The injury also forced Gordon to withdraw from the Slam Dunk contest during All-Star weekend. Gordon participated in the previous two Slam Dunk contests. Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell will replace Gordon.Heat: Kelly Olynyk left with a left shoulder strain midway through the first quarter and didn’t return. Olynyk fell hard to the floor after positioning for a charging foul on Biyombo. . Olynyk was scoreless, ending a streak of 11 consecutive games in double figures. . Miami made 20 free throws in the first two periods, a season high for a half.ANOTHER CLOSE CALLThe Heat have lost by six points or less in their current losing streak. The two-point margin against Orlando coupled the two-point deficit that started the streak in Cleveland Jan. 31. Miami also lost by six and four points against Philadelphia and Detroit, respectively.“Just a few small breakdowns. In the last few games they’ve been critical,” Richardson said.PHILY PROUDVogel received pregame congratulations for the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl championship. Vogel, who grew up in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, celebrated the Eagles’ victory over the New England Patriots, while watching Sunday’s game from the Magic’s team hotel in Miami. “It’s been a long drought and they finally won it,” Vogel said of the Eagles’ 57-year span between championships. “It’s something my father never experienced. I never experienced. It’s exciting.”UP NEXT: Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Orlando Magic guard Shelvin Mack, center, drives past Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic, left, and center Bam Adebayo (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — The Orlando Magic found the right setting for a rare road win.Mario Hezonja scored 20 points and Jonathan Simmons made the tiebreaking dunk with 1:31 remaining as the Magic beat the Miami Heat 111-109 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum Magic: Host Cleveland on Tuesday.Heat: Host Houston on Wednesday. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Marreese Speights’ consecutive 3-pointers capped a 12-2 surge and his second one extended Orlando’s lead to 99-89 with 11 minutes remaining. Speights finished with 12 points.The Magic withstood a 16-2 Miami run late in the fourth quarter. Josh Richardson’s layup with 2:53 remaining tied it at 109 before Simmons’ dunk put Orlando ahead for good.“It’s a game of runs and we just were able to sustain their run long enough to win the game,” Simmons said. “I just made plays down the stretch. My teammates and coach trusted me with the ball and I just made a play.”Richardson scored 20 points for Miami, which lost its fourth straight. Hassan Whiteside added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Justise Winslow finished with 16 points.The Heat have now started their last two homestands with losses against the last-place teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences in Orlando and Sacramento.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Nextcenter_img Nowitzki cherishes 20 seasons, content to help Mavs rebuild Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Starting for the injured Aaron Gordon, Hezonja shot 7 of 14 from the field and 4 of 9 on 3-pointers as the Magic won their third road game in the last 24. They dropped Miami to just 13-11 at home.“I’m not paying attention too much to my game because I know my game, I know what I can do, but as long as we are winning I am happy that I am helping my teammates,” Hezonja said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Heat appeared to tie the game after Tyler Johnson was credited with a basket when Orlando’s Bismack Biyombo was called for goaltending with 2.8 seconds remaining. A video review overturned the call.“I think they can’t review it unless the whistle blows so I think they’re told if it’s close, blow the whistle and we’ll look at it,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. “I didn’t think it was really close. I would have been shocked if they called it a goaltend.” LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more