4 Amish children dead, 1 missing after horse-drawn buggy swept away by flood

first_imgdjperry/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(BATH COUNTY, Ky.) — Four Amish children are dead and another is missing in Kentucky after floodwaters swept away the buggy they were riding in while crossing a bridge Wednesday, police said.State police officers responded to a 911 call in Bath County about multiple people caught in the currents of a swollen tributary around 4:20 p.m., authorities said. They discovered that an Amish family of five children and one adult were riding in a horse-drawn buggy and tried to cross a bridge during a storm.The waters swept up the buggy with everyone inside. An adult made it to shore and alerted authorities, according to the police. Four children were found dead a few hours later, police said.“I ask that you please remember these individuals, and their families in your prayers this evening, and the days ahead,” Bath County Judge Bobby C. Rogers said in a statement.Several other agencies, including the Kentucky National Guard, have joined police in searching for the missing child. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Guimaras mulls to declare August as maritime safety awareness month

first_imgGov. Samuel Gumarin said that while Guimarasnons are resilient, these kinds of maritime disasters shall not happen again. Guimaras Lone District Representative Ma. Lucille Nava made the call to enact legislation that will serve as reminder on the significance of maritime security, as Guimaras remembers the August 3, 2019 sea tragedy that claimed 31 lives. OFFICIALS of the Provincial Government of Guimaras are eyeing to declare August as Maritime Safety Awareness Month. The incident is considered as the worst oil spill in the nation’s history. Nava said that due to these tragedies, safe-guarding the lives of the sea-travelling public is a priority. Atty. Gando said that trainings, assessment and forum on maritime safety shall be institutionalized. Vice Governor Atty. John Edward Gando answered the call with an assurance to push for the passage of a legislation declaring the month of August as a Maritime Safety Awareness Month. “Since the month of August reminds us of these two heartbreaking tragedies as well as the outburst presently of this pandemic, may I then proposed that you’ll consider a legislation declaring this month as Maritime Safety Awareness Month to give us a constant reminder on the value and importance of maritime security in order to safeguard the lives of our sea-travelling public,” Nava said. “After a year since the tragedy happen, we find it necessary and imperative that a legislation be passed by the 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan to put to the forth the safety of sea travels by declaring the month of August as a safety at sea consciousness month where trainings, assessment and forum on the local level and on the subject matter shall be in place,” Gando said. It was August 11, 2006 when the island province was hit by a catastrophic oil spill when an oil tanker MT Solar 1 sank off the coast of Guimaras. “Sa pagbangon sang Guimaras sa sini nga mga trahedya, I want the resiliency component to be present. Pero kuntani wala na sang may matabo nga amo ni nga mga catastrophe sa probinsiya sang Guimaras,” Gumarin said./PNlast_img read more

Bob Bradley hopes for dignified end to World Cup campaign

first_imgEgypt coach Bob Bradley says he is hoping to restore some pride to the bruised national side following their 6-1 loss to Ghana in the first leg 2014 World Cup play off on October 15. The Pharaohs would have to score 6 unanswered goals before they can edge Ghana out to make their first World Cup since 1990.It’s unclear the American trainer will even get the chance to play the second leg amid reports that he will be asked to step aside before the game.But Bradley says he wants to stay and finish off what he started two years ago.”If it is left to me I would be with the team because we had been together throughout this period with a dream,” Bradley said. “It’s important that we can stand together one more time, our team has worked very, very hard to try and make a dream, an important dream for all Egyptians. “I am sad that we’ve put ourselves in a position right now where that dream is at risk, it’s going to be difficult, but we still have 90 more minutes.”Egypt is set to host the return leg in Cairo on November 19.last_img read more

How You Can Build Your Smart Home With The Help of AI and IoT

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#engagement#how to build smart home#IoT#smart home#smart home devices Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… If we talk about the current world and its housing aspects, the home automation criteria are on a high scale of changing and converging. As of now, most people are aware of the term IoT and how it will magnify the whole dynamics of the current home system. With the increasing hype of smart home labeled products as well as the future home planning scenarios, the concept of the smart and a more convenient home is straight on the cards and is more popular than ever. In this article, you will get to know about the changing dynamics of the current home system and will also get to know how you can magnify your home to the next level of high-tech living provided with ease of satisfaction and fulfillment. So, let’s get started.Related Read: Who are the right partners to get you into more smart homes?According to a research in 2017 on connected home solutions, the connected home solutions were defined as follows- “Connected home solutions consist of a set of devices and services that are connected to each other and to the internet and can automatically respond to preset rules, be remotely accessed and managed by mobile apps or a browser, and send alerts or messages to the user(s).”For building your own Smart home powered by IoT and Artificial Intelligence, here are some of my own takes:1) Don’t Go Completely WirelessNo matter how much you make your home transformed into an IoT beast, being wired will surely be the very best as well as a reliable option. If you are the one who has got exposed walls, you can install the Cat6 cable before the plaster pops out. After all, Cat 6 is a good cable and can do pretty operations at a faster rate than just transmitting data. Also, it can carry digital signals too. 2) Don’t Fret About Different PlatformsSmart Home connectivity is nothing less than a confusing muddle for an average consumer. Ranging from a list of platforms, some of them are as follows:NestHomeKitWinkZ-WaveZigbeeSmartThingsBrilloThese are just a handful list of platforms which you can inculcate in building your smart home. 3) The Starting PointA good start requires a deep amount of research and determination. At the start, you as a consumer will need to figure out whether you want to dabble in the smart scene or planning to go all out. If you are planning to go device by device, things can get a little cheap but can get a little messy and in the end harder to upgrade. Even for some devices which are not available at your place, you have to get it from another city or country for which you have to pay a high tax to the government, but there are many tax debt relief options are available in the market so you can get rid of taxes. While I will do the best to guide you through the hurdles and presenting you a kit which is a lot more compatible, to be honest, you can either automate your home appliances and control each and everything around your home or choose one central hub which can control every device right from a single location. 4) Taking a Piecemeal ApproachIn today’s market, you can get plenty of devices which are pretty much impressive, and if you are planning to buy one, chances are that you will be delighted by their performance and workability as well. 5) Amazon EchoRanging from a pool of IoT devices which can change the dynamics of your house, Amazon Echo can be the best option. With a designing around your voice, it has 7 microphones and comes with a beam-forming technology for performing various operations. Intersting Read: Who are the right partners to get you into more smart homes?With the all-new Amazon Echo, you can switch off or on the lights without the need of lifting your finger. Also, it can be connected to Alexa for providing the daily news updates, weather conditions, play music and so much more.Either, you can go for a Nest Thermostat or a Philips Hue Light bulb and can add a great amount of Intelligence to your existing home. 6) The Fusion of Artificial Intelligence and Wi-FiThanks to the uninterrupted and the ever-enchanting Wi-Fi technology which can get the devices connected to it and let the control straight from the palms. As a consumer, you can get Smart Lights, Smart Locks and Smart Fridges from various online stores which can lift-up the game of your Smart home to the next level of high-tech living fantasy. 7) The Introduction of IFTTTIFTTT was commonly known as If This Then That can bind together different smart home gadgets with a different set of skills. Under certain tricks, it can get your echo to talk to your Nest or can help in keeping heating and light synced. Yet, it’s still a confusing topic and will surely need some time to unwrap it to a simpler extent.8) Choosing the Correct PlatformIf you are throwing everything at one platform will surely leave you incomplete from the ins and outs of IFTTT. The easiest way as of today is buying a hub i.e. buying yourself an Amazon Echo or a Google Home and then picking the rest of the kit which is compatible with your current home system. Altogether, choosing a great platform will depend on your home’s condition, and the Smart home desire will surely drive any consumer to buy one. 9) Zion Market ResearchBased on the findings of April 2017 by Zion Market Research, the Smart home market at the global market is expected to reach an enormous $53.45 billion by the year 2022 which will be quite stupendous and stunning. Final VerdictIn a world of changing, dynamics and many mobile app development companies and boasting a fantasized living situation which is slowly converted into reality, transforming your home into a Smart can be the best thing you can do in the present age time. As of now, go through the above article, eliminate the don’ts and implement the mentioned platforms to outburst with a shine to pave your way at a better living metrics. Follow the Puck James Grills James Grills is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT technology. He is a marketing advisor – currently associated with Cumulations Technologies a mobile app development company in India. last_img read more