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Rutgers vs Maryland Live Free Reddit Stream: The Maryland Terrapins have had an interesting season. While Maryland is 2-2 overall, they have had some games lost due to COVID-19 issues with their own team or opponents. Now they will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday.

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The Terrapins did not play last week because of Michigan’s COVID-19 problems, but the Scarlet Knights did, losing 23-7 at home to Penn State. In head coach Greg Schiano’s first season back at the helm, Rutgers (2-5) has notched wins over Michigan State and Purdue this season, already matching its total for all of 2019 (2-10). A win over Maryland would give the Scarlet Knights their most Big Ten victories since going 3-6 in 2017.

Maryland has won four of the last five meetings against Rutgers, including last year’s 48-7 victory in Piscataway.

Rutgers quarterback Noah Vedral has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns, but he has eight interceptions. Vedral will clearly need to take better care of the football for Rutgers to have a chance against Maryland. What could help is if running back Isaih Pacheco can get going.

 

Pacheco leads the Scarlet Knights in rushing with 396 yards and two touchdowns. But collectively, the team is 11th in the Big Ten with 128.3 rushing yards per game and is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry.

 

“I think you see consistency in the (Rutgers) product,” Maryland head coach Mike Locksley said. “As a head coach, I watch all three phases. You just see a bunch of players really playing hard and with great effort. They’re building and having gotten to know Greg (Schiano) … you see them taking on his personality.”

In his first season with the Terrapins, Taulia Tagovailoa has completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,011 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. In the team’s two wins, he has been really good, but when he’s struggled, so have the Terps. In his last game against Indiana, Tagovailoa connected on fewer than half of his attempts (17 of 36) with three interceptions.

 

One player who could be a significant factor on Saturday is wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr. In last year’s meeting against Rutgers, Demus scored an 80-yard touchdown on Maryland’s first possession. This season, Demus has recorded 23 receptions for 342 yards and three touchdowns.

Rutgers is better than it has been in recent years, as the Scarlet Knights have won a couple of games and two of their losses have come by a total of nine points. But Maryland appears to be better in all three phases at this point, starting on offense.

 

While Taulia Tagovailoa has undoubtedly had his struggles this year, he also has put up good numbers in the Terrapins’ two victories. Expect Maryland to test Rutgers’ secondary early, trying to hit on some big plays through the air. If that works, Maryland can rely on its ground game to eat up some clock in the second half.

 

Rutgers has the ability to keep the game close, but Maryland has the edge especially playing at home.

After the team’s third cancellation of the season last weekend against Michigan, Maryland football will close out its 2020 regular season campaign against Rutgers Saturday.

The last time Maryland took the field was in Bloomington, Indiana, where the No. 12 ranked Hoosiers won in a defensive battle, 27-11. The Terps played that game after two weeks off due to COVID-19 positive test results within their own program and made the away trip without many vital players.

All but one player (Ayinde ‘Ace’ Eley) who missed the game against Indiana will be back in action to face the Scarlett Knights in the season finale. On the offensive side of the ball, running back Jake Funk, wide receivers Jeshaun Jones and Rakim Jarrett, and offensive linemen Johnny Jordan and Marcus Minor return. On defense, Tarheeb Still, Nick Cross and Fa’Najae Gotay will get back on the gridiron.

“I feel like our whole team is coming back together,” quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa said. “Hopefully we can come out on Saturday and send the seniors off the right way.”

Though playing in an abbreviated season with only five regular season games, a win against the Scarlet Knights would give the Terps their first final record above .500 since 2014, the team’s first season in the Big Ten.

“It means everything,” defensive lineman Mosiah Nasisi-Kite said. “We’re trying to get a winning record around here and change the culture around here. It means the world, especially for me, someone who’s trying to help Locks, to put this program back where it needs to be.”

The game will kick-off at noon from College Park, and will be broadcasted on Big Ten Network.

Head coach Greg Schiano was a staple in the Scarlet Knights program for 10 years before leaving in 2012 to take a head coaching job in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons. Schiano then returned as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Ohio State, where the Buckeyes went 36-5 in his three years there.

The New Jersey native took home the 2006 National Coach of the Year award while at Rutgers in his first stint, and his return is a promising one for a team that has constantly found itself at the bottom of the Big Ten standings since joining the league in 2014.

“Having gone against Greg as an assistant since 2005, I have the utmost respect for how he prepares his team and the types of teams that he puts on the field,” Locksley said. “They play hard, they play tough, they’re relentless and pretty much have taken on the personality of their leader.”

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Alabama vs Arkansas Live Free Reddit Stream: The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide can move one step closer to reaching the College Football Playoff when they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.

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The Crimson Tide (9-0) have won 10 straight games, dating to the Citrus Bowl victory over Michigan, and have been ranked No. 1 since the second week in November. They are coming off a 55-17 destruction of LSU last week. Meanwhile the Razorbacks (3-6), who were winless in conference play and went 2-10 last season, have shown marked improvement in Sam Pittman’s first season as head coach in Fayetteville. They are coming off a last-second, 50-48 loss at Missouri.

Kickoff between the Crimson Tide and Razorbacks is set for noon ET. William Hill Sportsbook pegs the Crimson Tide as 31.5-point favorites in the latest Alabama vs. Arkansas odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 68.5. Before making any Arkansas vs. Alabama picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is also a sizzling 50-31 on all top-rated picks through 14 weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning $700. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Arkansas. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Arkansas vs. Alabama:Jones is having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season. The junior from Jacksonville, Fla., ranks in the top three nationally in several passing categories, including passing efficiency (second at 210.8), completion percentage (second at 75.7), passing touchdowns (third at 27) and passing yards per game (third at 345.9). His passing yards (3,113) are the most by any Alabama quarterback through the first nine games of a season in program history, eclipsing Tua Tagovailoa’s record of 2,840 passing yards through the first nine contests of 2019.

In addition, the Crimson Tide have dominated the series against Arkansas. Alabama has won 13 straight games against the Razorbacks, who have not beaten the Crimson Tide since 2006. In the last three games, the average margin of victory has been 35.7 points.This is a relatively meaningless game for Alabama. The Crimson Tide already have clinched a spot in the SEC title game on Dec. 19 against Florida and have incentive to not push their key players to go a full four quarters with the showdown against the Gators looming. Even if this game gets out of hand, Arkansas has a chance to cover via the backdoor.

In addition, the Razorbacks have been winning the turnover battle all season. Arkansas leads the SEC and ranks 15th in the nation in turnover margin (plus-.89 turnovers per game). The Razorbacks have not lost the turnover battle in a game since their season opener.Big thanks to Jacob Davis over at Arkansas Fight for taking the time to talk with us this week!

1) From the outside, I can tell you that we all (Alabama fans, as well as most anyone that follows SEC football) have been really impressed with the with how Sam Pittman has gotten Arkansas playing. Like, SEC coach of the year. What’s really been the major differences you’ve seen in his approach to running a program compared to what you had with Chad Morris?

From the get-go I’ve seen a coach that has the attention of his players and his staff. Coach Pittman has them playing and coaching above what we, as fans and writers, expected. Coach Morris’ program never seemed to get off the ground early on. Losses to Colorado State, North Texas and San Jose never helped either.

Pittman has the players believing in themselves and will run through a brick wall for him. That to me is why they are playing the way they are so early on.

2) So, uh, is Feliepe Franks gonna play? Or is this the KJ Jefferson show now?

Ha, if you think I know you are barking up the wrong tree. We literally found out about Franks not playing right before the game started. Arkansas stands a better chance with Franks playing but Jefferson proved he could still make plays. Though, the last time we started a redshirt freshman quarterback against Alabama back in 2012 it literally did not end well in a 52-0 loss inside DW Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

3) Just how big of a deal is it that Rakeem Boyd is opting out? His yards/carry haven’t exactly been inspiring this year, while the diminutive Trelon Smith has been killing it. But he’s been a nice back for Arkansas for a while now.

Boyd is a very, very talented back. He is also a guy that we at Arkansas Fight thought would have a standout senior year, a leader of his team and be a stud before heading the the NFL Draft. I think it could be a mix of high expectations and a different offense for the reason Boyd has been less effective. I don’t think it is a huge deal of Boyd opting out because Smith has shown the SEC that he was ready to carry the load.

Will Smith fully take on the load, or are we finally going to see the 6th-year Houdini that is TJ Hammonds?

Smith will get more of the carries but I do see Hammonds making a few plays as he has the previous two games.

4) Treylon Burks is awesome and I want one for Alabama. But tell us about your other receivers? If Burks is shut down, where do the yards come from?

Mike Woods. He is a receiver I thought could be a problem for SEC defenses and he just needed a chance. I really thought he was underused his first two seasons as a Razorback with the previous staff. This season against AP Top 25 opponents, Woods has reeled in 18 receptions for 318 yards and 3 touchdowns. Overall he has nearly 600 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns which ranks him 11th overall in the SEC.

Road AccidentFife road accident that claimed life of young child was a ‘tragedy waiting to happen’

Road Accident: At least two people were killed and five others injured when a bus overturned on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Chandina upazila of Comilla Sunday morning.

The deceased are yet to be identified.

Molla Mohammad Shahin, additional superintendent of police (Comilla regional highway), confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

He said the incident took place in the morning when a Dhaka-bound coach of Himachal Paribahan overturned on the road while crossing Harikhola area of the upazila, leaving two people dead on the spot.

On information, police and firefighters went to the spot, rescued the injured, and took them to Chandina Upazila Health Complex.

A case was filed with Chandina police station over the incident.A police constable was killed while undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) Sunday morning, reports BSS.

The deceased was identified as Rahul Barua, 22, police constable and son of Prakash Barua, hailed from no. 8 East Gujra Chadangaekheel of Raozan police station in Chittagong.

The cop was admitted at the hospital on Saturday evening after being in a road accident in front of the Cotton Development Board in Balaghata area of the district, said Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bandarban Sadar police station.

Shahidul Islam said the accident occurred when Rahul lost control over the steering of his motorcycle in the area, leaving him critically injured.

Rahul was taken to CMCH where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, the OC said, adding “Two pedestrians were also injured in the incident.”A shocked local has claimed that a fatal road accident in Fife that cost the life of a three-year-old child was a tragedy waiting to happen after a spate of near misses at a pedestrian crossing.

The tragic youngster was knocked down by a blue Nissan Micra and suffered serious injuries in the heartbreaking incident next to the Day Today shop in Townhill, near Dunfermline, this morning.

The wee girl sadly passed away a short time later at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

And a shop customer who witnessed the horrific aftermath said the accident happened in a split second after the child ran out of the Day Today store at a notorious crossing point.He said: “I arrived soon after it happened and saw a lassie giving mouth to mouth to the wee one.

“They said the little girl ran out of the shop when another customer came in and opened the door. It all happened so quickly, I don’t think anyone could have done anything about it.He said the road had a terrible reputation adding: “I don’t know about this accident but there have been lots of close calls on that crossing. There’s a bad blind corner and there have been lots of near misses.

“A wee while after the police left this afternoon a young lad was nearly hit.

“Something should really be done about it.”

The road was closed while police carried out a probe into the accident.

No one else was injured during the collision.Sergeant Stephen Quinn, of Road Policing East, said: “Our thoughts go out to the family of those involved with this tragic incident and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this time.

“Our enquiries continue into the exact circumstances surrounding the crash and we would ask that if anyone has any information that they contact officers.A man was killed in a firing incident in Saudabad late Monday. According to Saudabad Police Station SHO Shahjahan Lashari, the deceased, identified as Raj Muhammad, 30, sustained a bullet wound near the chest and the bullet penetrated through his body, while the attackers shot thrice at him. Police suspect that he was shot over personal enmity, but area locals claim that he was gunned down for resisting a robbery bid. According to them, Muhammad, who was a resident of Sahib Dad Goth and ran a car workshop and showroom, was carrying Rs400,000 when robbers accosted him and killed him for resisting their attempt to loot him. However, they fled without taking the money or any valuables, the area locals said. Police are further investigating the matter.A shocked local has claimed that a fatal road accident in Fife that cost the life of a three-year-old child was a tragedy waiting to happen after a spate of near misses at a pedestrian crossing.

The tragic youngster was knocked down by a blue Nissan Micra and suffered serious injuries in the heartbreaking incident next to the Day Today shop in Townhill, near Dunfermline, this morning.

The wee girl sadly passed away a short time later at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

And a shop customer who witnessed the horrific aftermath said the accident happened in a split second after the child ran out of the Day Today store at a notorious crossing point.Heartbroken Danielle had recently announced that she was due to give birth to twins on Christmas Day and that Robyn was “super excited” about becoming a big sister.

“We will make sure her baby twins know about her and speak about her every day,” said Danielle in an emotional post on her Facebook page.“We are absolutely shattered into million pieces and there are absolutely no words to describe how we feel at this moment in time .

“Robyn was the best thing to ever happen to us. We were blessed with the most beautiful baby girl and we will forever remember her that way.

“Her sassy attitude made her into the little diva she is and I’m sure each of you will have a lovely story to tell of her.”

Robyn was a member of Starlet Dance Studio in Dunfermline and had worked hard to build up her dancing skills, winning trophies for her efforts.

Starlet Dance Studio said in a post: “Today Starlet Dance lost one of our special babies. We will miss a crazy amount Miss Robyn, you were so loved by all of us.”Robyn’s uncle Paul Marshall has launched a JustGiving crowdfunding page to raise funds for the funeral. Paul will be walking the West Highland Way this month in memory of his niece.

Sergeant Stephen Quinn said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Robyn at this extremely difficult time.

“I wish to send my thanks to the emergency service crews and members of the public who assisted at the scene.”He said the road had a terrible reputation adding: “I don’t know about this accident but there have been lots of close calls on that crossing. There’s a bad blind corner and there have been lots of near misses.

“A wee while after the police left this afternoon a young lad was nearly hit.

“Something should really be done about it.”

The road was closed while police carried out a probe into the accident.

No one else was injured during the collision.

Hope to visit family following coronavirus lockdowns

My grandma lived in a very small, old house. The basement was a dirt floor with plywood, and some concrete walls. My grandma did not keep anything in the basement and rarely went down there. There was a trap door, padlocked shut, on the porch that led to the basement.

One day my older sister and I begged Grandma to open that door. We were so curious what it looked like down there. She unlocked and opened the door, walked down the stairs, and turned on the light. We stayed on the stairs and looked in but were not allowed to go further. We enjoyed looking, but now we had a great desire to walk around and explore downstairs.

A few visits later we caught Grandma at the right time. When we asked her if we could please go downstairs and walk around for 10 minutes, she said yes. She unlocked and pulled up on the trapdoor and gave us access. We had quite the time downstairs.

Access means to provide a way or means to enter. Today I was reading the Bible and in Romans chapter 5, I was reminded that Jesus Christ provides us access, through faith in him, to the hope of the glory of God. Jesus provides us access to hope in this life and the hope of eternity enjoying the fullness of the glory of God.

Hope is essential for every human. Without hope, life is unbearable at best and tragically ends at worse. In Romans chapter 5 we read more about our path to hope, provided by Jesus Christ, during our time here on earth. Are you ready to hear about this path? The path to hope starts with affliction. Seriously, affliction? Yes, the path to hope starts with affliction, trial, pain, suffering.

Paul, who wrote the book of Romans, suffered much pain and affliction in his life. Most of his pain was because he was a Jesus follower and a pastor, starting new churches throughout his region. And Paul gives us the path to hope. Afflictions produce endurance. Endurance produces character. And character produces hope. There are no shortcuts.

Without affliction we do not learn endurance. Without endurance you cannot build character. And it is Godly character that produces hope.

What if you and I engage in a relationship with Jesus Christ during COVID-19? What if we embrace the afflictions many of us are currently experiencing and rather than grumbling, being difficult, arguing, causing disunity among people, turning to unhealthy behaviors or lashing out at others in anger, we embrace this difficult season and thank God for the opportunity to learn endurance? What if 2020 becomes the year of our greatest spiritual growth? And we learn endurance and build character and our light of hope shines brighter than ever before in 2021 and beyond.

What if those of us who are walking with God, through the grace of God and faith in Jesus Christ, trust God to be faithful during these days and we become people full of hope? What if, at a time in the history of our nation, where hope is desperately needed everywhere we go, we become people of hope? This is the path I am choosing today. I pray you do also!Rebuilding Paradise” initially felt too optimistic of a title for a documentary about the devastating 2018 Camp Fire, Ron Howard said about his new film. The National Geographic title features devastating first-hand footage of the violent wildfire ripping through the Butte County town and emphasizes the immense feelings of loss and grief Paradise residents faced.

“They’re struggling, they’re still struggling. PTSD is a major factor in all of this,” Howard said of his National Geographic documentary, which premiered on Friday.

Featuring hope and optimism in the feature’s title would not have been possible without Paradise residents’ sense of community and their desire to rebuild the beloved town up from the ashes, Howard shared. The director recalled him and his team seeing the residents help out their neighbors and celebrate the holidays even despite the wildfire’s fatal destruction. “

They made the title viable,” the director said at Monday’s virtual TCA panel.Joined by producers Sara Bernstein and Xan Parker as well as two of the film’s subjects Michelle John and Steve Culleton, Howard reflected upon the film’s balancing act between the unfortunate ruin and the optimism brought on by the scathing wildfire. The director said that going into the filming process for Rebuilding Paradise, he had no idea where the story would take him. Unlike a scripted feature, the documentary didn’t have a pre-written third act, he said. The instances of both loss and renewal as well as the balance of the two, however, came organically from the members of the Paradise community.

“You balance it because that’s what you witness,” Howard said.

During the panel, he and his producers also explained that they wanted to put viewers in the residents’ shoes and urge them to think about how they would react in similar situations.

“Our hope was that this film would be more about strength and community and showcase the heroes who have lived through the fire and have been committed to rebuilding, especially in this moment of time when communities all around the world are struggling with the aftermath of a catastrophe of this pandemic,” Bernstein said. “[Rebuilding Paradise] offers hope to people who feel they can’t move on or can’t rebuild.”

Adding onto Bernstein’s answer, the Backdraft and Apollo 13 director said that while the documentary covers a single moment of emergency, it asks the larger questions people will eventually encounter when they face a similar struggle or crisis.

“What do we expect from society, what do we expect from ourselves, our neighbors? Our federal government? Our local government?,” Howard asked.

Rebuilding Paradise is produced by Brian Grazer, Howard, Parker, Bernstein and Justin Wilkes. The film is executive produced by Michael Rosenberg, Louisa Velis, Carolyn Bernstein and Ryan Harrington; co-produced by Lizz Morhaim. It also features cinematography by Lincoln Else, editing by M. Watanabe Milmore and music by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe.A quarter of Americans plan on taking their first post-coronavirus vacation as early as July and August of this year, according to new research.

The study asked 2,000 Americans about their future travel plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it would take for them to feel comfortable traveling again. It turns out that 76 percent of those surveyed said they’re already planning or will start planning for their next trip sometime in 2020.Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of travel company Skyscanner, the survey found seven in 10 respondents feel an increased desire to travel because of the pandemic.

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In fact, another 71 percent of respondents specifically said their time in lockdown has increased their desire to rekindle their relationships with extended family and pay them a visit. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they’ll need to make up for lost time on vacations this year.But instead of packing it all into one long vacation, seven in 10 respondents said they’re planning to take multiple vacations throughout the rest of the year. This may be needed now more than ever, as 45 percent of those surveyed were in agreement that taking a vacation is very important for their well-being.

More than half of those surveyed also expressed an increased desire to complete their travel bucket list once they have the chance.

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Sixty-nine percent of respondents said they planned to make their next vacations more focused on nature and enjoying the outdoors after being cooped up inside.Nearly half of those surveyed said they plan to visit beaches and the countryside once they are able to. Forty-three percent of respondents showed interest in heading out to the mountains for their next trip and 42 percent plan on visiting rural towns.

“Whether renting a car for an unforgettable road trip or enjoying a stay at a nearby campground, Americans will find plenty of options for a summer vacation that allows for fun in the sun while social distancing,” said Juliano Lopez, head of research and insights at Skyscanner.

Traffic Jam: 2 Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Causing Traffic Jam On I-95 Southbound; Fuel Leak Reported

Traffic Jam: Human trafficking is a widespread and devastating criminal enterprise that spans continents and crosses the world. Exact numbers of those affected and the organizations involved are difficult to come by, but the footprints of this activity can be seen online — and analyzing the patterns in that activity gives law enforcement agencies the tools they need to stop these criminal networks.

To do this, the founders of Marinus Analytics created Traffic Jam, a tool designed to assist law enforcement in identifying and taking down human trafficking organizations by sifting through digital information gathered from the online activity of these groups.

Over the past year, Marinus worked with Amazon.com Inc. and used the cloud-based graph database Amazon Neptune to boost the efficiency of Traffic Jam and help automate tedious manual processes to create a system capable of quickly identifying relationships and providing actionable intelligence to law enforcement.

According to the Trafficking in Persons Report, released by the U.S. Department of State in June 2020, the anti-trafficking hotline received 136,990 calls, texts, chats, online tips and emails during 2019, leading to the identification of 11,852 potential human trafficking cases in the United States alone. That allowed U.S. workers to provide resources and referrals to 3,828 potential victims and identify 3,599 potential cases.

Even with all of those potential traffickers and victims identified, only 1,086 investigations had enough information to go forward. And that’s likely only a fraction of the total breadth of the problem, since the nature of human trafficking itself is obfuscated and shrouded in secrecy. Victims don’t feel empowered to come forward and traffickers operate across a myriad of communication mediums.

To help law enforcement make a bigger dent in this, Marinus needed to be sure that Traffic Jam could not just capture a great deal of data from internet resources but also rapidly turn the information into actionable intelligence. Since most victims would not, or could not, contact law enforcement, Traffic Jam would need to be a tool giving law enforcement another layer of proactive and investigative knowledge.Cara Jones and Emily Kennedy founded Marinus Analytics in 2014 and launched the company’s flagship application in 2014. Traffic Jam was built using research from work Kennedy started with her senior honors thesis at Carnegie Mellon University. It now serves law enforcement agencies at all levels in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

Traffic Jam collects data from websites known to be frequented and used by human traffickers and relies on internal research and feedback from users globally to help identify other potential sources and digital operations.

“We created a repository of online classifieds resources where victims are often found, and that typically comes in the structure of a title and a body of text along with imagery, date and location,” said Jones, chief executive of Marinus Analytics.

During 2019, Marinus successfully used relational database technology to identify at least 3,800 trafficking victims, a majority of whom were in the United States, and identified organized crime by detecting patterns in collected data. However, the process of link charting, the process of identifying and categorizing relationships, was manual and time-consuming at the time.

Using its system, Traffic Jam collected over 40,000 points of data each day – much of that with a great deal of external context that links data points together. Although most data points include such information as imagery, dates, locations, names or pseudonyms, and other harvest data, using a relational database to link together and contextualize the data quickly became a limitation at large scale.

At the time, Marinus already ran Traffic Jam on the Amazon Web Services Inc. cloud and used Amazon RDS, a relational database product, which worked well enough to help provide a single-degree data relationships, but Jones and Kennedy wanted to be able to deliver robust links between numerous data points for law enforcement.

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To do this, Marinus turned to Amazon Neptune, a cloud-based graph database service that allows the rapid development of apps that can use metadata to create links through highly connective datasets. That opened up the opportunity for Marinus to provide deeper analysis of the collected data and reveal relationships that otherwise might be difficult to discover using a simple relational-style database.

Integration with Neptune began in January 2020 and AWS provided ongoing support for Marinus throughout the process. As soon as the new integration came online, Marinus immediately saw a significant impact from the new graph database.

“We can start to bring in degrees of separation to show that ad A is within two degrees of separation of ad B because they share a phone number,” Marinus Analytics engineering lead Ray Giorgi explained. “Or now ad A is within three degrees of separation of ad C because ads A and B share that phone number, and then ads B and C share an email address.”

Once connected through Neptune, Traffic Jam received a giant boost to its capabilities. The system could now traverse relationships between data points up to 2.5 degrees of separation and expand to collect more than 350,000 data points daily.

Neptune also provides considerable speed to the graph matching capabilities, above and beyond standard relational databases, meaning that now queries run more efficiently and run twice the speed despite using a dataset that is now four to eight times larger than before.

The system is also entirely managed and run within AWS, which means that employees of Marinus can spend more time focusing on Traffic Jam and pushing its capabilities, while Amazon manages the underlying Neptune cluster.

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Human trafficking is a “hidden crime” that requires a proactive solution because victims have been coerced and not informed as to their civil rights and civil liberties, Jones told SiliconANGLE in an interview.

“We know it’s true that there’s not the same sort of self-identification as with a violent crime victim so we have to look for these proactively to help the cause,” said Jones. “With knowledge graphs we now have the data to find the worst of the worst, the largest forms of exploitation, the root cause — and this has radically improved from where we were 10 years ago.”

Marinus collaborates with many different organizations and the company exists specifically to monitor adult services websites – and others in a similar role – that operate as the market between providers and demand. There are a number of different professions of varying backgrounds who use the tool and the data to research specific parts of that industry and community, including law enforcement and victim services.

“I almost feel as if we have an obligation now,” Jones said. “We have a lot of data and powerful infrastructure, so it’s now important we bring to light the highest priority need for public safety. That’s what the knowledge graphic is for. This is very hard to quantify and visualize and the knowledge graph really assists with that.”

A large part of Marinus’s vision is to help expose the longstanding causes and structures that create this systemic problem and to help dismantle them.

Adjacent to this work, Marinus is bringing to bear solutions based on the same type of infrastructure for social workers who work in family services and other human-related labor. That data model, and the social graph it uses, could become a prototype for other social facing organizations.The Maryland Transportation Authority alerted travelers to slowed traffic on southbound Interstate 95 Tuesday morning caused by two jackknifed tractor trailers.

The tractor trailers are blocking some lanes of I-95 past the Eastern Avenue Exit causing traffic to merge down to one lane in order to pass.TODAY, a resident of Quezon City was stunned to see an ostrich casually walking down the street of a subdivision.

In an interview with GMA News Online, a resident named Dino Rivera said that he was buying things from a neighborhood store when the large, flightless bird took its stroll down the QC road and into viral fame.Bojangles’ opened its doors in Horn Lake on Tuesday, and the long lines are causing major traffic jams.

“In order for a preacher to live, a chicken got to die!” said Anthony Paulette who, just like many people waiting at the restaurant, said they have no problem with the long lines.

“We didn’t have anything else to do today. So, we decided that we would sit in the line which is what we did and we here we are,” said Cheryl Perry, another Bojangles’ customer.

Bojangles’ Famous Chicken N’ Biscuits migrated its way back to the Mid-South after more than 20 years, and word traveled fast as cars lined up on Goodman Road.

Customers say they’ve been waiting for more than hour to get their hands on the Bojangles’ chicken and biscuits.

It’s these wait times that are causing serious congestion on the roadways.Store owner Ketan Patel says they are trying different methods to shorten the lines, to not only eliminate traffic but to not inconvenience neighboring businesses.

“I apologize to everybody who is feeling the inconvenience right now just because we opened up,” Patel said.

Patel says the main reason the wait times are so long is because many customers are making multiple orders at one time.

He says after working three years to bring the butter biscuits and crispy chicken to the Mid-South, he’s thankful for the support but needs the community’s help to control the traffic.

“We are not going anywhere. Look at this support. Looks like some more Bojangles’ coming to the Memphis area,” Patel said.

Patel says he’s not discouraging people from coming out, but he’s asking people to wait a few days until the hype goes down to help decrease traffic.