New drone task force investigating mysterious sightings across Colorado, Nebraska

first_imgFile photo. aerogondo/iStock(BRUSH, Co) —  A multi-agency task force has been set up to investigate mysterious reported drone sightings across remote parts of northeast Colorado and southwest Nebraska, following a meeting of more than 70 local, state, federal and military officials Monday in Brush, Colorado.“People are concerned and we’re going to try to get to the bottom if it,” Morgan County Sheriff David Martin told ABC News.  The drone task force is made up of roughly 10 to 15 law enforcement agencies, along with the FBI and Federal Aviation Administration, according to Martin.Martin said his deputies have seen the drones and tried to track them without success. He said one of his biggest worries is that people will try to shoot down the drones and accidentally injure someone when the bullets fall back to the ground.Reports of mystery drone sightings began about two weeks ago, but Martin said those reports have tapered off in the last few days.Martin said members of the Air Force attended Monday’s meeting and assured the attendees that the military is not behind the drones. But Martin admitted “I don’t know” when asked if he believes that.The sheriff said law enforcement agencies are also spending time and resources chasing leads — many posted online — that have turned out to be false.“The rumor mill is rampant; social media helps that,” Martin said. “But they have to be vetted.”The FAA also sent representatives to Monday’s meeting.“We’re taking every report we get seriously,” said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.The agency has contacted multiple drone companies and operators, but have been “unable to determine that any of these entities was the source of these reported flights,” Gregor said.last_img read more

RK Metalurg sack coach Damir Stojanovic

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe third powerhouse of Macedonian handball, RK Metalurg Skopje, sacked Serbian coach Damir Stojanovic.The two times EHF Champions League quarter-finalists lost battle in domestic Super Cup against RK Vardar, but three days after they drew with local rival RK Tinex Prolet 26:26 in Super League, which was the reason for management to try to find a new energy on the bench.Stojanovic has overtook team last summer and became the first coach who is “beheaded” early in the season – in the fourth week of September.Here is the exiting finish of the last Stojanovic’ match on Metalurg’s bench. RK Metalurg Skopje with new coach – Danilo Brestovac ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Click to comment Related Items:Damir Stojanovic, RK Metalurg Skopje Belgian playmaker Arber Qerimi to RK Metalurg Skopje TOP 15 transfers of North Macedonian summer 2020: Horvat, Vujin and Mandalinic Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

EU heads for clean coal era

first_imgThe Commission says that it will publish in December a communication on clean coal, pointing Europe in the right direction for the future. A Commission spokesman said the publication would report on the state of clean coal technologies and suggest plans for developing them.Clean coal, or the art of capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal, is a dream uniting many industrialists and environmentalists. As a still plentiful natural resource, ‘dirty’ coal might provide Europe with a safe energy supply if it could be made more environmentally friendly. The JRC hopes by 2008-9 to be able to demonstrate two methods of carbon capture and storage (CCS). In Germany, the biggest electricity producer RWE announced in March that it would invest 1 billion euro in the world’s first large-scale clean coal power plant, which it says could be up and running by 2014.Other major industry groups with plans to build clean coal power stations include Shell, E.ON and Vattenfall. Estimates of when these will be ready for use vary from 2012 to 2025.Stefan Singer of the environmental campaign group WWF said some industrialists were playing down the “advanced” state of carbon capture technologies out of fear that money would shift to “more cost-competitive technologies like off-shore wind power”.Although WWF regarded carbon capture and storage (CCS) as “not a visionary new technology but still an end-of- pipe solution”, he added that his group would not hesitate to lend its support to clean coal developers in one situation. “If the choice is between clean coal and nuclear power, we will say: go for clean coal as soon as possible,” he said.But he added that clean coal was unlikely to be developed on a commercial scale without tough EU-wide CO2 emission restrictions. “Clean coal puts a price on carbon. No one will do it just for fun, only if they are forced to because of strong carbon constraints,” he said. No EU country has yet adopted clean coal technologies on a commercial scale. Neighbouring Norway, however, stores more than one million tonnes of liquefied CO2 a year in an appropriate geological structure – a saline aquifer.An engineer from the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) said his group was now focusing mainly on carbon capture.Existing technologies make it possible to capture 80%-90% of the CO2 produced in coal power plant flues, but this method, he warned, would lead to a rise in electricity prices of 5%-30%. A zero emission power plant is at the moment too expensive to be practicable. “Everything is a trade-off between cost and capture…the market won’t accept a more than 2% price increase,” he said.“The EU is currently funding a significant number of projects to optimise the technology… But don’t expect to see them tomorrow.”last_img read more

Huey Lewis Weighs In On Phish Rumors

first_imgWith all the rumblings after Phish teased Huey Lewis’ ‘Sports’ as their Halloween cover album, Huey Lewis himself has tweeted from his band’s official Twitter account, commenting on the talk.This could be a @phish fake out, but it is still nice to be considered— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) October 25, 2013Sorry guys, but even Huey Lewis knows its a fake out.last_img

Watch: Driver meeting video from Charlotte

first_imgEver wonder what goes on in a driver meeting? We’re here to help.This year, we’ll publish the actual rules video your favorite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will watch before climbing into their stock cars. Above is the video for the Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Enjoy!last_img

Vermont Experiment Keeps Seniors at Home, Out of Nursing Homes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA unique experiment is under way in Vermont that allows older people to stay home and avoid nursing homes. Under Vermont’s Choices for Care program, Medicaid-eligible senior citizens who need home care can be tended by a family member, friend or neighbor, who is then paid by the state $10 per hour. That means 93-year-old Florence can keep her cat, tend her plants and attend a weekly 25-cent poker game with neighbors… (AP)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

CEO Who Raised the Minimum Salary of His Employees to $70K is Now Doing It All Over Again

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMany people recognize Dan Price as the CEO who slashed his own salary back in 2015 so he could raise the minimum wage at his company to $70,000 a year.The Seattle-based businessman is now making headlines all over again since he opened a new office in Idaho and announced that all of its staffers would be given the same salary.Price is the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments: a credit card processing company which he launched out of his college dorm room when he was only 19 years old. According to CNN, their new office in Boise used to belong to an independent company called ChargeItPro before it was acquired by Gravity in 2016. RELATED: Employees Surprise CEO Who Gave $70,000 Minimum Wage With A $70K TeslaAfter Price and his employees held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the office earlier this week, he announced that he would be raising their salaries to the $70,000 minimum before 2024.“This morning, we cut the ribbon on the new [Gravity Payments] Boise office AND announced that all of our employees here will start earning our $70k min salary,” wrote Price. “I’m so grateful to work with this amazing team and to be able to compensate them for the value they bring to our community.”This morning we cut the ribbon on the new @GravityPymts Boise office AND announced that all of our employees here will start earning our $70k min salary.I’m so grateful to work with this amazing team and to be able to compensate them for the value they bring to our community.— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) September 23, 2019 Price first got the idea for the pay raise in 2015 after reading a research paper on happiness which showed how extra money makes a big difference in the lives of people earning less than $70,000 a year.He managed to make it through the 2008 recession without laying off any employees or raising prices, despite losing 20% of his business. Since most of those young workers stuck with him through the hard times, he saw the wage increases as a way of returning that loyalty—even if it meant slashing his own salary from $1 million to the same $70K per year.MORE: Company Founder Surprises Employees With $20 Million—‘I wanted to show some gratitude’After all 70 of his workers benefited from the pay raise, Gravity Payments became flooded with business. In the week following his announcement, Price says the company recorded the best week for acquiring new clients in the 11 years since he founded it.Half a year after that, he found that his employees were more productive than ever; old customers were sticking with him; and his customer retention rate had risen from 91% to 95%, which was 37 points better than the national average.Now, he hopes that the new Idaho office will help to reap the same benefits for everyone involved—especially his employees.(WATCH the 2015 interview below) – Feature photo by Dan PriceBe Sure And Share The Good News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

First Look! 2011 Easton EC90 Aero Carbon Clincher Road Wheels, New 90mm Tri Version…

first_imgDespite the deep rim, the claimed weight is just 1670g for the set. Shown here is Easton’s new road carbon clincher with a 56mm deep rim versus prior (and still available) 38mm model. Stiffer and a bit more aero, it will retail for $2,000 and start shipping in early 2011.It uses their proprietary ThermaTec braking track treatment to reduce heat buildup under hard, long braking and provide better modulation.  The rim is molded into its final shape in one single process, which Easton says gives it better strength and impact resistance than competing brands. (remember that smashed Easton wheel that Hincapie finished a stage of the ATOC on?)Bigger news: Shortly after the 56mm versions hit retail, they’ll launch a 90mm deep version aimed at triathletes. Those will have their R4 hubset with stainless steel bladed Sapim spokes and alloy nipples.Full specs and more pretty pics after the break…last_img read more

Auro is latest to offer in-ear motivation for workouts

first_img Related London based fitness technology startup Auro has developed a new motivational audio fitness app which provides hundreds of workouts, personalised for the user. These recommend suitable classes based on the user’s fitness level and goals.Auro notes that… ‘Whether bored at the gym, away travelling, hindered by grim weather outside, or unable to get to a class, there is no reason to skip a workout anymore.’ All of Auro’s classes are available on-demand. So, all that is required is a set of earphones/headphones or a speaker and a smartphone. Classes can also be downloaded in advance in case there is no Wi-Fi when choosing to work out.London has seen a growth of boutique studio classes from 1Rebel to Soul Cycle. However, Auro adds that these classes can be expensive at £25-30 per class, and may be hard to fit into a busy schedule.‘For a monthly subscription, users can access the same type of high-quality workout experience they would get at a boutique fitness studio with additional detailed performance tracking — at a fraction of the price.’The app includes fitness classes for outdoor running, walking, treadmill, X-trainer, strength training, spin, rowing, yoga and stretching – which are all ‘curated with a killer playlist’. Users can also overlay their own music playlists from Spotify if they don’t like the playlists curated by via the app.Al based algorithms used in Auro tailor workouts to suit the user. ‘The patent pending proprietary AI engine analyses multiple input streams to hyper-personalise fitness experiences like a real PT.’In addition to hundreds of classes which update monthly (about 50 new classes), Auro also provides multi-week structured training programs (14 and counting) for a wide variety of goals from easing into exercise as a fitness newbie to someone training for a 5k or half marathon.Auro also integrates with Apple Watch, Garmin, Myzone and a ‘whole range of wearables to provide detailed heart rate based analytics and personalisation’. This allows users to compete with other members or just themselves on the Auro leaderboards based on heart rate data.The app was born out of the founder, Anta Pattabiraman’s frustration of not being able to access a coach on demand. Pattabiraman commented, “There are 9.7 million gym members in the UK, yet only a quarter of a million use personal trainers because of the cost. Without personalised instruction, most people get demotivated and don’t make the most of their gym membership / fitness schedule. I fundamentally believed that this could be changed. I wanted to make personalised instruction available to one and all.”‘Auro is purposely different from other apps or streaming services available where users have to watch a video on the screen whilst the workout takes place. Auro includes images and gifs demonstrating each particular workout so form and technique is correct, but afterwards, requires users to fully focus on the activity without the distraction of having to look down or across at a screen to achieve the best results.’Auro offers a free 14 day trial for users to see for themselves how the app works. After this trial, the monthly costs, based on length of subscription, are:12 months – equivalent to £4.99 per month3 months. £7.99/month billed quarterly1 month. £9.99/month billed monthlywww.auro.fitlast_img read more

Republican caucus site at SM East sees huge increase in turnout from 2012; Cruz earns most votes

first_imgSigns for Donald Trump and Ted Cruz lined the sidewalk outside the SM East caucus site Saturday.Northeast Johnson County Republicans turned out in droves for Saturday’s presidential caucus, with turnout more than doubling what the party saw at the SM East site in 2012.Register to continuelast_img