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Building manager takes the stand in Jay Street fire trial

Building manager takes the stand in Jay Street fire trial

Breaking News
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The trial for a man believed to be responsible for a massive fire that killed four people in 2015 continues. Kenneth Tyree was the building inspector during the time of the Jay street fire in Schenectady. He faces several charges including manslaughter. Jason Sacks has been on the stand much of the day, he’s the man who was the manager of 104 Jay Street at the time of the fire. He has previously pleaded guilty to four counts of criminally negligent homicide for the part he played in the fire. Sacks testified extensively about the day before the fire when he and Kenneth Tyree walked through the building for an inspection. Sacks says Tyree checked the smoke alarms saying “if they’re blinking green they work.” He also talked about c...
The Building Blocks of Online Presence

The Building Blocks of Online Presence

Business
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Tesla and South Australia at it again, this time building a virtual power plant

Tesla and South Australia at it again, this time building a virtual power plant

Technology
Enlarge / Sculpture-like solar panels near the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, SA, Australia. (credit: Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Just a few months after Tesla completed the world's biggest lithium-ion battery installation outside of the Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia, the Australian state and the electric vehicle-slash-energy company look like they're ready to partner again. This time, South Australia wants to build a 250MW virtual power plant. The plant will consist of thousands of solar panels and batteries running software that decides when the batteries charge and discharge to maximize efficiency and value to the grid. The buildout will start with 1,100 public housing properties. Residents sign up if they're interested in the program, and ...
Meet Some of the Women Building Comcast’s Next-Generation IoT Experiences

Meet Some of the Women Building Comcast’s Next-Generation IoT Experiences

Technology
By Ashley Reed, Human Resources for the Digital Home Team at Comcast Cable For Internet of Things engineers, there’s a lot to be excited about these days, but one thing that’s been particularly inspiring to me – as a woman who is continuously on the lookout for talented software engineers – is the emergence of so many brilliant, dynamic women who are helping create the next generation of connected home experiences. While we still have plenty of work to do to create more diverse teams in software engineering, the progress we’ve made as a technology community is inspiring.  If you visit one of our IoT centers of excellence in Philadelphia, Austin or Silicon Valley, you’ll find any number of scrum meetings that are mostly made up of women are being led by women or both. We know this is criti