Dick Harmon: BYU hurdler Alyssa Dalton shows true grit by running in NCAA nationals on torn ACL

PROVO — Someday, Jordan High’s new head track and field coach Alyssa Dalton might have to corner an athlete and make a challenge about working through adversity, blocking out pain, rising to the moment. Her credentials will be impeccable. Last weekend Dalton ran in the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, as a BYU 100-meter hurdler, and did so with a torn ACL in her right knee suffered at the NCAA Regionals in Sacramento. She tore that key ligament making a last-second lunge at the finish line to qualify for nationals for the second time in her collegiate career. “If anything, she has grit. She is determined and… Read More

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TLDR: Uber could use AI to identify drunk riders, big bets on energy storage, LEGO Seattle

[Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s tech news rundown show, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] Today’s featured stories Uber wants to patent a way to use AI to identify drunk passengers (CNN) Backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, Breakthrough Energy Ventures places first bets on power storage Artist builds LEGO scene for a modern day Seattle, with iconic buildings — and tents on the streets Subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube. …read more Source:: GeekWire       

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Amazon cancels huge summer picnic and holiday party as Seattle employee count swells, plans new Prime Day celebration concert

A view of the crowd at the Amazon holiday party in 2017. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper) No more holiday parties or summer picnics for Amazon’s 45,000 employees in Seattle. Amazon announced that it has canceled two massive employee celebration events as the company’s workforce continues to swell in its hometown, according to an internal memo sent to employees this week that was obtained by GeekWire. The tech giant is replacing the events with a new “Post-Prime Day Celebration Concert” this summer following Prime Day, an online shopping extravaganza and Amazon’s own holiday of sorts. The date for the new concert and additional details — including performers and location —… Read More

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Experts explain why Michael Cohen would make the surprising decision to break up with his lawyers — and if he’s signaling he may be ready to flip

Experts reacted to news that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen was breaking up with his legal team. They explained what rationale could be behind the surprise parting of ways, and if the split means it is more likely Cohen will soon agree to cooperate with prosecutors. Cohen is under criminal investigation for possible campaign-finance violations, bank fraud, and wire fraud following the FBI’s April raids on his home, office, and hotel room. Wednesday’s widespread reporting that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen was breaking up with his legal team brought the latest wave of attention to the criminal investigation he is at the center of in the… Read More

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From Peter Parker to Park City: Police to test new, comic book-like restraint device

PARK CITY — A bang, a flash, and in an instant the demonstration mannequin’s legs are bound together like something out of a comic book. “When I saw it, I thought, ‘This is almost like Spider-Man technology,’” said Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter. “This gives us another option that we might be able to use to restrain somebody with less lethal force.” Park City police, Utah Highway Patrol and representatives from Wrap Technologies demonstrated a new, non-lethal restraint device Wednesday that Park City is evaluating for use in mental health crisis situations. While the ear-splitting sound of the BolaWrap’s firing gives an impression of force, it is marketed as… Read More

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Golf: Holes-In-One

Roy Short: Deer Ridge GC, No. 3, 148 yards, 5 hybrid. Mona Armistead: Palo Alto Hills GCC, No. 2, 98 yards, 7-iron. Jim Hale: Quail Lodge GC, No. 8, 190 yards, 4-wood. Roger Svoboda: Rossmoor GC, Dollar Ranch course, No. 16, 130 yards, 8-iron. Sam Humphrey: San Juan Oaks GC, No. 16, 120 yards, wedge. Miles Utzerath: Santa Teresa GC, 18-hole course, No. 5, 161 yards, 4 hybrid. To submit a hole-in-one or golf tournament, contact Nick Roth at nroth@bayareanewsgroup.com …read more Source:: East Bay – Sports       

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‘We got out of there with the clothes on our backs’: 10 homes destroyed in Moab fire

MOAB — Officials are seeking the public’s help with the investigation of the fire that destroyed 10 homes in Moab. The blaze is fully contained and no longer poses a threat to houses, authorities say, but evacuation orders remain in effect for the area. The fire was human-caused, according to Grand County Sheriff Steve White. Ten homes, two garages and a variety of outbuildings were destroyed in the fire, Moab Police Chief Jim Winder told the Deseret News on Wednesday after more losses had been reported. Despite the progress dousing the flames, evacuations early Wednesday remained in place for roughly 150 people. Rick Carrigan and his wife, Becky Carrigan, lost… Read More

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At the Letters: What could Blue Jays expect back if they trade Happ?

Hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling, At the Letters connects Toronto Blue Jays fans with the stories, numbers and characters surrounding the team. Expect new episodes every Wednesday. In the latest episode, guest host Shi Davidi joins Ben to discuss some big-picture Blue Jays questions before segments on the phone with Vancouver Canadians manager Dallas McPherson and ATL co-host Arden Zwelling…. At the Letters Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling take fans inside the Blue Jays and around MLB with news, analysis and interviews. Home | Subscribe | Ben on Twitter | Arden on Twitter Here’s how the conversation unfolds: • Ben and Shi start big picture by discussing Vladimir… Read More

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Utah Grizzlies: Grizzlies acquire Joey Ratelle to complete trade with Colorado

The Utah Grizzlies have acquired forward Joey Ratelle from the Colorado Eagles to complete future considerations on the Feb. 14 trade that also brought Jake Marchment and Gage Ausmus to Utah. Ratelle, in his rookie season, was the Eagles leading scorer against Utah with seven goals and four assists for 11 points in 13 games. During the regular season, he was third on Colorado in goals with 23 and had 47 points in 70 games. He was a member of the Colorado team that on Saturday won the ECHL’s Kelly Cup Championship as he had five goals and three assists for eight points in 19 playoff games. “For a rookie… Read More

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