Covert Alert: Voice activated Personal Safety App is now Available on both Android and iOS

Covert Alert is the first hands-free, voice activated safety application on the market today and is now available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Not only does Covert Alert send an instant message to your designated contacts, it also provides a GPS link to track the user in real time. While the user is in emergency mode, the app is covertly recording everything happening during the event, even in lock screen mode. We took it into our hands to save you time in a real-life emergency, only having to use your voice to state your three key words and instantly have that piece of mind that Covert Alert has your back.

Covert Alert is not a tracking device, nor is it designed to violate the user’s privacy, however, when the user activates the app, Covert Alert may add needed seconds to assist in any situation.

“People shouldn’t have to be afraid in any situation,” explains Covert Alert’s CEO, Craig Bracken. “That’s why it’s so important to us that our app does what it says. We have been working day and night to make the most cohesive, cutting-edge user experience, while at the same time revitalizing our brand and getting ready to make Covert Alert a house hold name. We still have so much up our sleeve with this product and new products like the C3VLAR360 for business, schools, home, and offices that are getting ready to be released, and they do not include the need for third party call centers.” Bracken continues, “there is no limit to what can be accomplished in immediately assisting first responders, especially with voice activation. Our new mapping system about to be released is one of a kind and will give first responders the upper hand on predators of all types. Our upcoming roll out of the new products will eclipse all innovations on the market today.  Covert Alert will continue to expand and leverage the most cutting edge, innovative technology to protect our friends and our family, keeping America and soon the world, connected & protected.”

About Covert Alert

Covert Alert is a hands-free mobile application designed to assist its users in all emergency and non-emergency situations. Most times are impractical to have the use of your hands in an emergency situation to manually activate your emergency device. Covert Alert allows you to speak three key words, which the user has preset to activate the most advanced emergency system on the market today without anyone knowing. Preset contacts are notified of the user’s situation, as well as local authorities. Real time GPS tracking is available to your contacts along with MPH in a moving situation. Verbal recording of the entire incident taking place is saved for future use in the app and a secure server. Documented studies show that having additional seconds on your side during an emergency situation means the difference between life and death. Covert Alert provides those additional seconds with the sound of your voice, covertly.

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Another Atmospheric River To Dump Many Inches Of Rain Beginning Monday

The North Bay appears to get the brunt of this next tempest, with towns like Guerneville along the Russian River bracing for flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning Monday afternoon for Marin, Napa, and Sonoma counties. The rain is set to start mid-Monday and not let up until late Wednesday, with as much as 9 inches falling in a few areas.

As the Chronicle reports, there’s likewise a tempest cautioning essentially for the Sierra, where 4 to 6 feet of snow is required to fall at higher heights among Monday and Wednesday.

San Francisco and the “immediate Bay Area” are required to see 1 to 3 inches of rain, as per CBS SF.

A comparative climatic waterway caused flooding and a landslide in Sausalito a week and a half prior. The tempest additionally made the Russian River rise six feet above flood stage in Guerneville.

When hit with the most recent round of rain, the officially absorbed ground the North Bay is probably going to give path with more rockslides and landslides.


Enable Announces Global Digital Strategy to Converge IT & OT

New business model accelerates value creation via financial and production process connectivity

Mexico City, Mexico — ENABLE today debuts its expansion into the industrial sector by launching ENABLE OT in the Americas. With an emphasis on driving an industrial mindset change for its clients, ENABLE OT focuses on the acceleration of customer value through the connection of the financial and operational layers. The core strategy considers the integration of deep industry domain expertise, whilst leveraging optimal market leading technology, in order to drive industrial digital transformations that are highly effective and replicable.

With an enviable history of delivering digital transformations, Enable is lending their expertise to empower businesses with a mindset that will sustain them amidst a new global landscape. By combining the IT and OT layers in asset-intensive industries, ENABLE OT assists end users in realizing that they can centerline their industrial business processes for the very first time. In doing so, they can rapidly improve their financial metrics, scale overall performance and even reduce operational spend.

According to Hector Salgado, CEO of ENABLE GLOBAL, “Operational Technology enables industrial sectors to achieve their productivity and reliability ambitions, as they look to develop Industry 4.0 initiatives, accelerate innovation, drive culture transformation and enhance competitiveness”. Operational Technology ensures that artificial intelligence, data models and analytics projects are deployed effectively across the enterprise, ultimately producing the desired results. 

The IT/OT connection enables enterprise visibility down to the asset and process level, in order to eliminate unplanned downtime – safely and continuously

Mel Ramos, Managing Partner of ENABLE OT comments, “The pressure of global competition is challenging regional industrial players to build reliability frameworks, reduce their operating risk and improve asset and process performance in a sustainable fashion – all whilst transferring end to end knowledge. Due to market penetration by new agile industry players, key sectors must satisfy costly compliance measures whilst protecting the integrity of their data, services, assets and people like never before.” This requires a new business framework to accelerate business performance.

Big change is manageable, when the utilization of technology such as Artificial Intelligence is an asset rather than a mystery

To deliver transformative change in short periods of time, ENABLE OT has pioneered a sustainable framework to “Institutionalize Reliability as a System” for the industrial sector. The framework has already gained substantial traction within the metals and mining sector of the Americas. According to Javier Hernández Gallegos, Director of Operations of Grupo Metales -´Químicos de Industrias Peñoles, “Reliability is core to our business. We look forward to our partnership with ENABLE OT, together driving change and profit optimization for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and employees.”


ENABLE OT exists to increase customer EBITDA and ROA utilization. We leverage subject matter expertise and market leading technologies to reduce spend, whilst improving reliability, safety, security & productivity within a digital context. 

For more information on how ENABLE OT can help your business evolve for the better, visit our website at and follow us on at ENABLE OT.  




Bangladesh features Turkey’s humanitarian aid to Rohingya displaced people

Bangladesh has featured Turkey’s and the nation’s nongovernmental organizations’ (NGOs) broad humanitarian aid to a huge number of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims who took asylum in the nation, escaping from mistreatment in their country.

“Turkey and the international community are doing a lot to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by setting up refugee camps and providing extensive humanitarian aid,” the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Turkey Allama Siddiki revealed to Daily Sabah on the sideline of a reception to celebrate international mother language day.

Focusing on that Myanmar’s atrocities and their refusal to perceive the Rohingya Muslims as natives are past international laws, Siddiki called for the international community to pay more attention to the Rohingya emergency. Siddiki noticed that Bangladesh would apply each exertion inside its capacity and ability to give humanitarian aid to guarantee that Rohingya Muslims will most likely return their country.

Escaping from systematic ethnic and religious mistreatment by Myanmar’s security forces, a huge number of Rohingya individuals took safe house in Bangladesh and have been endeavoring to make due in the nation since August 2017, when the anti-Rohingya assaults started. Turkey is in the forefront of the Rohingya issue on the ground with its state-sponsored humanitarian aid foundations and nongovernmental charity associations just as on an international level by sorting out a crisis meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and advocating for the Rohingya in the U.N. General Assembly.

The nation has so far connected with something like 700,000 Rohingya Muslims with humanitarian aid. Turkish NGOs set up camps, hospitals, and water wells and conveyed help to the community. In one year, in excess of 2,000 tons of food packages were conveyed to dislodged Rohingya Muslims.


NBA says officials missed numerous calls at end of Celtics-Bucks amusement

The last seconds of the Milwaukee Bucks’ victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night was full of dramatization, interest and, incidentally, a few inaccurate calls.

The NBA’s Last Two Minute Report for the Bucks’ 98-97 win recorded three incorrect calls the last play alone, just as a mistaken ruling on Brook Lopez’s endeavored tip-in with 3.7 seconds remaining.

The Lopez tip came after a jump ball, which was caused when Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was tied up by Celtics guard Marcus Smart with 0.2 staying on the shot clock. Antetokounmpo won the resulting tip and hit the ball toward Lopez, as the burly 7-footer was situated directly close to the rim.

Lopez succeeded in regards to tipping the ball at the rim, which appeared to conceivably enable the last seconds to slip away to seal Milwaukee’s victory. In any case, authorities decided at the time that Lopez had endeavored to shoot the ball, as opposed to tip it – and on the grounds that there was just 0.2 on the clock (instead of 0.3, which is the time required to get a shot off), it was regarded a shot-clock infringement.

Crew chief Mike Callahan affirmed that was the decision on the floor with a pool correspondent after Thursday’s amusement. The Last Two Minute Report, notwithstanding, said it ought to in actuality have been ruled a tip, and accordingly Lopez’s shot ought to have counted.

The ensuing possession for the Celtics, be that as it may, was loaded up with significantly more issues. Three calls were said to be missed: an illicit screen by Kyrie Irving on Khris Middleton; an ensuing hold by Middleton on Marcus Morris to keep him from utilizing Irving’s screen to catch a wide-open lob at the rim; and an Eric Bledsoe foul on Irving on his drive before he missed what might have been an amusement winning shot.

Irving’s shot was off target, in any case, and Milwaukee proceeded to win.


Former five-star WR George Campbell declares transfer from Florida State to Penn State

Penn State mentor James Franklin got big news on Wednesday when previous Florida State wide collector George Campbell reported on Instagram that he will play his last year of qualification with the Nittany Lions. The 6-foot-4, 2017-pound local of Clearwater, Florida, is a graduate transfer, and as such, he will be eligible immediately for the Nittany Lions.

Campbell was a five-star prospect and the No. 3 wide getting prospect in the Class of 2015. He was the best positioned ability player in Florida State’s 2015 selecting class – which completed positioned No. 3 in the nation – and one of four players in the class with five stars connected to his name. The others were Derwin James, Josh Sweat and Tarvarus McFadden.

Regardless of the high awards leaving high school, his college career never lived up to the hype. His most prolific season was in 2017, when he caught six passes for 122 yards.

Even though Campbell’s production at the college level isn’t impressive, his move to Penn State couldn’t come at a better time. Receivers Juwan Johnson and Brandon Polk left the program as graduate transfers, and DeAndre Thompkins exhausted his eligibility after the 2018 season. The only receivers on Penn State’s current roster with more than 200 receiving yards last year are K.J. Hamler (754) and Jahan Dotson (203). Tight end Pat Freiermuth was a weapon for the Nittany Lions last year, and will provide another option up the seam.


Davis will see decreased playing time with Pelicans

Disgruntled NBA All-Star Anthony Davis, who demanded a trade earlier in the season but didn’t get it, will have his playing time cut by the New Orleans Pelicans, interim general manager Danny Ferry said Thursday.

“You will see a reduction in Anthony’s minutes,” Ferry said as the Pelicans get set to visit the Indiana Pacers on Friday. It will be the first game back from the All-Star break for both teams.

Davis has been averaging 36 minutes an game this season, however is relied upon to see that drop to 20-25 minutes in the second 50% of the battle.

Ferry, who replaced fired executive Dell Demps during the mid-season break, said the Pelicans want to give more playing time to their younger players in the second half of the season.

Davis wounded his shoulder and needed to leave the Pelicans’ last game before the break. Three days later he played just five minutes in the All-Star game.

Davis is relied upon to dress against the Pacers for the Pelicans, who are 26-33 on the season and six games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

“My expectations, and the expectations of our fans, are that this team will compete at a high level for the remainder of the season,” said owner Gayle Benson.

“While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction.”

Davis did not play when the Pelicans were beaten 109-107 at home by the Pacers on February 4.


Eighth graders in Littleton figure out how to assemble a business while giving back

As part of an entrepreneurship class at their middle School, a group of 8th grade students have made a business to plan to make and sell a product with all the proceeds going to charity.

“It’s definitely different from any other class I’ve had in middle school,” student Abigail Russum said.

Twenty-four eighth graders are accepting the class as an introduction to business. They are making wooden blocks with scrabble-type letters on them that are utilized as candle holders.

“You can put a candle in it or an LED candle and on the blocks you can make it spell anything you wish,” Sophia Eder included.

‘Wish’ is the key word there. When the class sells the blocks, ranging in cost from $4-$20 for multiples, all the proceeds will be given to Make-A-Wish Colorado.

“It’s a great experience. You really get to see how happy it makes kids,” Eder said.

“One hundred percent a win-win. We get a lot from it and they get money from it,” student Drue Darfler said with a laugh.

This will be the school’s fifth year doing this program. In the four previous years combined, the school has raised over $10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Colorado House sends National Popular Vote bill to work area of Gov. Polis

The bill that would have Colorado grant its electoral votes to the champ of the national popular vote in favor of president is made a beeline for Gov. Jared Polis’ work area after it passed its last House vote Thursday morning.

HB19-042 , the National Popular Vote bill, passed the House in a 34-29 vote, with six Democrats voting against the measure. Zero Republicans bolstered the bill in the Senate or the House as it passed the two chambers.

On the off chance that Gov. Polis signs the bill, Colorado would join 11 different states and Washington, D.C. in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would become effective if states that have 270 electoral votes all join the compact.

On the off chance that Polis signs the bill, it would add Colorado’s nine electoral votes to the 172 votes from states that are now individuals from the compact . The new governor demonstrated already he would sign the bill on the off chance that it reached his work area.

The bill passed the Senate on party lines in late January. Six Democrats voted against the measure on Thursday – the greater part of whom are from purple or conservative district. They were Reps. Adrienne Benavidez (Adams Co.), Bri Buentello (Pueblo), Daneya Esgar (Pueblo), Barbara McLachlan (Durango), Marc Snyder (Manitou Springs and Donald Valdez (La Jara).

“This bill has the potential to help Americans believe that their vote matters whether you’re a rural, urban or suburban voter – through this bill every vote counts equally,” said Rep. Emily Sirota, D-Denver, who is one of the bill’s sponsors. “Coloradans shouldn’t allow a few battleground states like Florida or Ohio to be the deciders for our entire country when electing the next President of the United States.”

“The other 38 states are completely ignored by presidential campaigns,” said Senate sponsor Mike Foote, D-Lafayette. “Our president should be elected because the president appeals to the majority of the voters here in the United States. Not just the majority of voters in the 12 battle ground states.”

Republicans have pushed back against the bill this session, saying it could hurt Colorado’s capacity to be a player in future presidential elections and that it was undermining the Electoral College built up by the country’s founders.

After the bill passed the House on Thursday, a Mesa County magistrate and the commissioner and the mayor of the town of Monument recorded a proposed referendum to put the question of whether Colorado should join the compact to a statewide vote.

“This push to give Colorado’s votes for President to California and New York is harmful and undermines Colorado voters,” Monument Mayor Don Wilson said in an announcement. The proposition would need to be certified by the Secretary of State’s Office, which previously testified for HB19-042.

Be that as it may, Republicans in the Senate already offered a similar amendment to the bill while it was going through committee, which was shot down by Democrats.


Dutch language testing to restart: one of a kind tests and eight dates every year

Language testing for individuals experiencing the official Dutch combination program will continue one month from now, education minister Ingrid van Engelshoven has affirmed.

Testing for the NT2 tests was put on hold in November in light of the fact that such huge numbers of parts of the papers wound up on line, leading delays for 4,000 test applicants.

So as to limit the danger of releases, eight dates will be chosen for the tests from March and they will never again happen each week. Furthermore, the tests will be unique, the minister said.

Two test periods covering the four sections in Programma I and II will happen before the summer, so that individuals who need a language qualification to go to college will almost certainly do as such, the minister said.

Other individuals who face issues since they have not passed the language test should contact DUO, the government agency responsible for the tests, the minister said.

Competitors who expected to pass the test to meet their integration (inburgering) criteria have had their due dates expanded likewise.