Haywood County Shooting Victims Identified

first_imgHaywood County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate two deaths that occurred in the Fines Creek area.At 6:53 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, deputies responded to a residence after receiving a call that an individual had been shot. Upon arrival, deputies found two deceased individuals.The deceased have been identified as Nina Christina Martin, 36, and James Mark Ferguson Junior, 56.Detectives say Martin and Ferguson knew each other and both sustained gunshot wounds. They add that they believe this was an isolated incident.The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths is ongoing.last_img read more

Infographic: 10% Better Data Usage Brings Sales and Productivity Boost

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Another factor that’s left out of the report entirely is the cost of increasing data usability. The increases in sales and reductions in assets that the report predicts are not offset by the costs of making data more usable. Jonker says that in some cases it would reduce costs by reducing the number of data silos – which is likely true. However, it overlooks the costs of implementing the changes and the training costs that would be borne by businesses in the transition. In short, the study is worth perusing (even if it is annoyingly broken into three PDFs) but take the actual figures with an enormous grain of salt. Improving the usage of data is very likely to benefit a business if there’s corresponding training and so on, which will cost money and take time. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise joe brockmeier 1 The University of Texas conducted a study sponsored by Sybase on the business impact of effective data. In the three-part study, the researchers found that if the median Fortune 1000 company increased the usability of its data by 10%, it could result in an increase of $2.01 billion in revenue and lots of new jobs. Maybe. Let’s look at the numbers.The researchers were looking at quality, usability, mobility and accessibility of data. David Jonker, senior product marketing manager at Sybase, says that companies are missing opportunities with big data. Not surprisingly, the study finds that companies would benefit from making data more accessible to users. That, says Jonker, includes things like making data available to more users in a company and improving the “intelligence” of data. For instance, Jonker says that in many companies reports that most employees see are standardized – so users don’t have the opportunity to explore data and understand it more deeply. Mobility is important too, especially for sales. Jonker gave an example of drivers delivering goods. He says having mobile devices that could alert them to inventory needs at a store could give companies an opportunity to sell more, and more intelligently. The CatchThe report came back with some impressive numbers. According to the report, a median Fortune 1000 company with 36,000 employees and $388,000 in sales per employee could see a boost of 14.4% in sales by making data 10% more accessible. But it’s worth noting there’s a lot of conjecture in the study. And that’s the median company – see the infographic or reports for all numbers by industry. One example is publishing. The report claims that publishers could increase sales by $400 million, and add 6,577 new editors. The figures are drawn from Department of Labor salary estimates of $61,000 in annual wages, divided by $400 million. It might be a bit optimistic, however, to assume that each publisher would hire new employees to correspond directly with the increases in sales. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Missouri poised to require expanded insurance for children with disabilities

first_img(Missourinet) In 2010, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover therapies for the state’s autistic children. A measure passed this year expands that policy by mandating insurers to include physical, occupational and speech therapies for Missouri’s physically and developmentally disabled kids up to age 18. The move will make the Show-Me State among three states in the nation to have a therapy requirement for all children with such challenges.The Schelps pictured with Gov. Mike Parson during bill signingThe bipartisan bill, sponsored by State Representative Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, was attached to a healthcare bill with several other components. It was signed into law this month by Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, and takes effect with 2020 insurance plans.Robyn Schelp, of central Missouri’s Columbia, has been a leading advocate of the law because her 11-year-old son, Nathan, is developmentally challenged.“It’s not going to impact him that much anymore like it would have ten years ago, but it needs to be done for all kiddos,” says Schelp. “This is not about Nathan. It’s not about Will. It’s not about the kids that are walking the halls. It’s about all of Missouri’s children.”Schelp’s pursuit for the law included leaving the language broad for all disabilities to get equal treatment.“It is so important that all disabilities be included to do with anything in the disability world,” she says. “This (bill) includes disabilities like Down syndrome, which is pretty common, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, to the really rare genetic disorders. Or like my son, who has a genetic disorder that they can’t even figure out what it is.”In the provision of Senate Bill 514, it says that insurance companies must be limited to a number of visits per calendar year, provided that additional visits shall be covered if approved and deemed medically necessary by the health benefit plan. Schelp is hopeful that more therapy providers will surface in Missouri, especially in schools and in rural areas where healthcare resources are especially limited.“It (the law) impacts their families. It’s impacts their neighbors. It impacts their classrooms – their classmates. It impacts the community. When we start to get beyond ourselves, we can realize when everybody’s needs are met, everybody benefits,” Schelp says.Now that Missouri will soon become the third state to expand coverage, Schelp does not plan to stop advocating for the cause.“Our goal is to see nationwide change. We want this (requirement) to happen everywhere,” says Schelp. “It should have already happened everywhere, but now it’s time to make sure it happens everywhere throughout the country.”last_img read more

10.5-second goal sets Spurs on way to win over Man United

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, center with back to camera, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)ONDON — Watched by the Premier League’s biggest-ever crowd, Tottenham scored one of the competition’s fastest goals.Manchester United hadn’t even had a chance to touch the ball when Christian Eriksen put the ball in the net after 10.5 seconds at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Suns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “We prepare that situation,” Pochettino said, “… and give the signal to the opposition that we want to play in the opposition half and dominate the game and put pressure on them.”United should have been more alert, based on its preparations.“After kickoff is ridiculous, especially ridiculous because the players they watched it before, we analyze opponents,” Mourinho said. “The players knew the long ball, they knew Harry Kane normally he is already inside, before the kickoff, he is already inside the opponent. We knew everything and then we don’t press the ball.”Mourinho broke down United’s shortcomings in detail.“One mistake, we don’t clean the ball in the air,” he said. “Second mistake, we don’t win the second ball on the ground. Third mistake, we don’t cover the fullback inside when Eriksen comes. Four mistakes.”It was timed at only 0.1 seconds slower than Alan Shearer’s 10.4-second goal in 2003 for Newcastle against Manchester City. Tottenham does hold the record, with Ledley King netting after 9.9 seconds at Bradford in 2000.“One of the criticisms of ourselves over the last couple of weeks was our slow starts, it was something we wanted to improve on and we definitely did today,” Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier said. “We were in control of the game from beginning to end, we came out and pressed them and didn’t give them any time. They suffered under it.”For a Tottenham side that couldn’t even beat fourth-tier Newport in the FA Cup on Saturday — drawing 1-1 — beating United so convincingly reasserted its top-four credentials.Tottenham is two points outside the Champions League places in fifth, and heads to third-place Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool felt the full force of Tottenham’s formidable counterattacking potency in October when Juergen Klopp’s side lost 4-1 at Wembley but inconsistency has proved costly.“You can win a game if you’re ready to fight,” Pochettino said, reflecting on a third successive home win over United. 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 “It feels a bit weird to score from your first touch,” Eriksen said after Tottenham’s 2-0 victory.Jose Mourinho watched aghast. “Ridiculous,” was the United manager’s assessment after his conceded for the first time since Dec. 26.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut not quite as hard to fathom as the second goal.On a night when Mourinho’s side was outrun and new recruit Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact, United’s pitiful performance was summed up by the own-goal that sealed Tottenham’s win. Phil Jones inadvertently turned Kieran Trippier’s cross into his own net in the 28th minute when the United defender was under no immediate pressure. LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was rarely troubled by one of the league’s most-expensively assembled teams, with only one save of significance required to block a shot from Romelu Lukaku.With the title appearing unattainable, United will have to settle with locking down second place for the team’s highest-place finish since Alex Ferguson won a record-extending English title in 2013 before retiring.“The distance to the leader was already considerable, even before this match,” Mourinho said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Unlucky is a different thing than ridiculous,” Mourinho said. “And after that Tottenham has the game in their hands.”It was a damaging defeat for Mourinho’s team, with Manchester City allowed to surge 15 points clear of its second-place neighbor by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0.United was second-best all night in front of a Premier League record 81,978 fans at English soccer’s national stadium, which is Tottenham’s temporary home while a new venue is being built at White Hart Lane.Tottenham set the tone with its explosive start, producing the third fastest goal since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.After the kickoff, Jan Vertonghen’s high, long pass from inside his own half reached Harry Kane who headed to Dele Alli and the midfielder flicked the ball across for Eriksen to finish.ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto View commentslast_img read more