Police Look For Burglar Who Stole $8,000 Worth Of Merchandise From Westmoreland Co. Tractor Supply – CBS Pittsburgh

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are trying to find the person they say shoplifted $8,000 worth of merchandise from Tractor Supply.

According to state police, a burglar cut the chain to a fenced lot at the Tractor Supply in Mount Pleasant early Tuesday morning.

The suspect allegedly took a $4,000 zero-turn mower, a $2,100 mower and a $2,100 utility trailer.

Police say the suspect then fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police Greensburg.

Source: Police Look For Burglar Who Stole $8,000 Worth Of Merchandise From Westmoreland Co. Tractor Supply – CBS Pittsburgh

4-Alarm Fire In Strip District Destroys Building That Houses Yinzers In The Burgh – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Fire crews battled a four-alarm fire in the Strip District that destroyed a building.

(Photo Credit: Tim Lawson/KDKA)

Wednesday’s fire was in the 1700 block of Penn Avenue in the building above the Yinzers In The Burgh store.

Pittsburghers will remember this building as the long-time home of Mike Feinberg Company, a party supply store.

Yinzers purchased it a couple of years ago and is considered a must-stop in the Strip District.

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief Daryl Jones said the blaze started on the third floor of the red-brick building and jumped next door.

Seventy firefighters were on the scene with multiple ladder trucks, attacking the fire and roof.

There is heavy damage to Yinzers and the fire chief said the blaze was under control at approximately 9:20 p.m.

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Jimmy Coen, the owner of Yinzers, says he raced to the building when he got the call and his heart broke seeing the fire.

The owners of other Penn Avenue stores consoled him when he arrived. Coen said that merchandise stored in the building’s basement was saved thanks to the firefighters’ work.

Source: 4-Alarm Fire In Strip District Destroys Building That Houses Yinzers In The Burgh – CBS Pittsburgh

Windows 10X needs to be perfect if it’s launching first on laptops | Windows Central

hen we first started hearing about Windows 10X (codenamed Santorini at the time,) it was clear that this new, modern version of Windows was going to be quite different from the Windows 10 we know and love. It was positioned internally as a lightweight OS for mobile PCs, including laptops, 2-in-1’s, and indeed foldable PCs. But when Microsoft officially announced Windows 10X in October, it positioned the platform as being exclusive to foldable PCs.

Microsoft did this as to set expectations for Windows 10X. Its entire user experience is new and different, and since Windows 10X is built on Windows Core OS, it’s also missing a lot of legacy features and components that some users may be accustomed to. Limiting Windows 10X to a new ecosystem of devices would’ve allowed Microsoft to set the stage appropriately and have users come into the platform with fresh eyes.

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But now, new rumors suggest that Microsoft is shifting back to prioritizing Windows 10X for traditional form factors too. This is great news for early adopters who like the look of Windows 10X but aren’t entirely sold on the idea of foldable PCs. However, this shift also opens up Windows 10X to a whole new level of customer expectation that it previously didn’t need to worry about. If Windows 10X is launching on laptops, it needs to be good enough to replace Windows 10 on day one.

Source: Windows 10X needs to be perfect if it’s launching first on laptops | Windows Central

Don’t Wear a Mask for Yourself – The Atlantic

A person in a face mask

If you feel confused about whether people should wear masks and why and what kind, you’re not alone. COVID-19 is a novel disease and we’re learning new things about it every day. However, much of the confusion around masks stems from the conflation of two very different functions of masks.

Masks can be worn to protect the wearer from getting infected or masks can be worn to protect others from being infected by the wearer. Protecting the wearer is difficult: It requires medical-grade respirator masks, a proper fit, and careful putting on and taking off. But masks can also be worn to prevent transmission to others, and this is their most important use for society. If we lower the likelihood of one person’s infecting another, the impact is exponential, so even a small reduction in those odds results in a huge decrease in deaths. Luckily, blocking transmission outward at the source is much easier. It can be accomplished with something as simple as a cloth mask.

A key transmission route of COVID-19 is via droplets that fly out of our mouths—that includes when we speak, not just when we cough or sneeze. A portion of these droplets quickly evaporate, becoming tiny particles whose inhalation by those nearby is hard to prevent. This is especially relevant for doctors and nurses who work with sick people all day. Medical workers are also at risk from procedures such as intubation, which generate very tiny particles that can float around possibly for hours. That’s why their gear is called “personal protective equipment,” or PPE, and has stringent requirements for fit in order to stop ingress—the term for the transmission of these outside particles to the wearer. Until now, most scientific research and discussion about masks has been directed at protecting medical workers from ingress.

Source: Don’t Wear a Mask for Yourself – The Atlantic

North Korean media silent on Kim Jong Un’s health, whereabouts

It was business as usual Wednesday for North Korean state media, which reported about Kim Jong Un’s achievements and undated musings on the economy — without mentioning the despot’s health or whereabouts.

Speculation about the leader’s condition first arose when he didn’t show up for the anniversary celebration of the birthday of the hermit kingdom’s founding father and Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, on April 15.

The top headlines from the state news agency KCNA on Wednesday included pieces on sports equipment, mulberry picking and a meeting in Bangladesh to study the rogue regime’s “juche,” or self-reliance ideology, Reuters reported.

The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper published older or undated comments attributed to Kim about the economy, the textile industry and city development, among other topics.

Source: North Korean media silent on Kim Jong Un’s health, whereabouts

Possible Dinosaur DNA Has Been Found – Scientific American

The tiny fossil is unassuming, as dinosaur remains go. It is not as big as an Apatosaurus femur or as impressive as a Tyrannosaurus jaw. The object is a just a scant shard of cartilage from the skull of a baby hadrosaur called Hypacrosaurus that perished more than 70 million years ago. But it may contain something never before seen from the depths of the Mesozoic era: degraded remnants of dinosaur DNA.

Genetic material is not supposed to last over such time periods—not by a long shot. DNA begins to decay at death. Findings from a 2012 study on moa bones show an organism’s genetic material deteriorates at such a rate that it halves itself every 521 years. This speed would mean paleontologists can only hope to recover recognizable DNA sequences from creatures that lived and died within the past 6.8 million years—far short of even the last nonavian dinosaurs.

But then there is the Hypacrosaurus cartilage. In a study published earlier this year, Chinese Academy of Sciences paleontologist Alida Bailleul and her colleagues proposed that in that fossil, they had found not only evidence of original proteins and cartilage-creating cells but a chemical signature consistent with DNA.

Source: Possible Dinosaur DNA Has Been Found – Scientific American

CDC director clarifies concerns over potential second wave of coronavirus – AOL News

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday clarified comments he made to The Washington Post earlier this week about a potential second wave of the coronavirus later this year.

“I didn’t say that this was going to be worse, I said it was going to be more difficult and potentially complicated because we’ll have flu and coronavirus circulating at the same time,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said during Wednesday’s White House briefing.

“It doesn’t mean it’s going to be more impossible, doesn’t mean it’s going to be worse, it means it’s going to be more difficult because we’re going to have to distinguish between the two [viruses],” he continued.

While President Donald Trump repeatedly insisted the Post had “misquoted” Redfield, the CDC chief said he was only clarifying the story’s headline.

In its report Tuesday, titled “CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating,” the Post quoted Redfield as saying there’s “a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through.”

Source: CDC director clarifies concerns over potential second wave of coronavirus – AOL News

Port Authority limits workers, plans to take employees’ temperatures | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority has deep-cleaned its West Mifflin garage, put maintenance workers on a reduced schedule and will soon begin taking temperatures of employees when they show up for work after three employees tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in four days.

Authority spokesman Adam Brandolph said Tuesday the deep cleaning occurred after the first positive test and the others who tested positive already were not reporting to work because they had symptoms. An outside company on Saturday cleaned and sanitized not only the maintenance area but also the other facilities at the West Mifflin garage.

For the next two weeks, maintenance employees will work on reduced schedules and those who do work will have their schedules spread throughout the day so less are working at any one time.

Source: Port Authority limits workers, plans to take employees’ temperatures | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dow Jones Futures: Coronavirus Stock Market Rally Powers Back; Apple, Tesla, Intel Near Buy Points, But Watch Out For This | Investor’s Business Daily

Dow Jones futures: The coronavirus stock market rally had a strong day, pushing Apple, Intel and Tesla stock near buy points. But earnings loom.

Apple stock, AMD stock, Tesla stock, Microsoft stock and Intel stock are all near buy points or about to have new entries. ButApple (AAPL), Advanced Micro Devices(AMD), Tesla (TSLA), Microsoft (MSFT) andIntel (INTC) all have earnings on tap. Buying a stock just before earnings can be highly risky, with coronavirus shutdowns adding to uncertainty.

Meanwhile, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), Eli Lilly (LLY) and Citrix Systems (CTXS) all report earnings early Thursday. Domino’s stock, LLY stock and CTXS stock are all slightly extended from recent breakouts.

AMD stock, Microsoft stock and Domino’s stock are all on IBD Leaderboard. MSFT stock and Domino’s stock are on IBD Long-Term Leaders list. Microsoft stock and AMD stock also are on the IBD 50. Apple stock has been added to SwingTrader.

Source: Dow Jones Futures: Coronavirus Stock Market Rally Powers Back; Apple, Tesla, Intel Near Buy Points, But Watch Out For This | Investor’s Business Daily