Volume 6 Issue 33_Sun Bay Paper

Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be used to sense ill- ness, dehydration and even changes to the red blood cell count, according to biomedical engineers and genomics researchers at Duke University and the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers say that, with the help of ma- chine learning, wearable device data on heart rate, body temperature and daily activities may be used to predict health measure- ments that are typically ob- served during a clinical blood test. The study ap- pears in Nature Medicine on May 24, 2021. During a doctor's office visit, a medical worker usually measures a patient's vital signs, includ- ing their height, weight, temperature and blood pressure. Al- Florida became the seventh state to ban trans- gender athletes from girls' sports Tuesday when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Fairness in Women's Sports Act into law, dismissing threats of lawsuits and boy- cotts. “We won’t be cowed,” DeSantis said flanked by state lawmakers and student-athletes at Trin- ity Christian Academy in Jacksonville. "In Florida, girls are going to play girls sports, and boys are going to play boys sports. That's the reality.” Moments after De- Santis signed Senate Bill 1028, The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ advocacy group, announced it will challenge the law in court. "BREAKING: On the first day of #Pride, Florida Governor Ron De- Santis has signed into law a bill banning trans kids in the state from playing sports. We will be filing a lawsuit to block this arbi- trary, discriminatory ban. #LetKidsPlay," it tweeted. The Fairness in Women's Sports Act makes participation in athletics contingent on a student's "biological sex" at birth and is “based off biology, not off ideology,” DeSantis said. Under SB 1028, a transgender student-athlete must affirm their biological sex with proof such as a birth certificate. Students can sue if a school allows a transgender student to play on a team for biological fe- males. The bill-signing featured a video of Selina Soule, a Connecticut high school track athlete who sued over transgender girls competing in girls’ sports. Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, who spon- sored the act, said the video illustrates “men are stronger than women.” “I’ve always heard as a kid, “Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts & Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back!”.... While all profes- sional leagues offer conces- sions to their fans, no sport combines its game and food better than baseball! Even that 7th Inning Stretch stan- dard, “Take Me Out to The Ball Game,” extolls the taste- treat virtues of peanuts and Cracker Jack! Perhaps the reason food and drink go so well with baseball is the game’s leisurely pace allows fans to savor ball park foods in an equally casual way. You don’t have to gulp your food in 30-second intervals be- tween plays like at football or sneak in a bite or two as bas- ketball players run from one end of the court to the other in seconds, or wear gloves to manipulate your meal like at a hockey game! On top of that, baseball’s love affair with food goes back well over a century, so much so that the mere mention of cer- tain types evokes a trip to the ball park; whenever you hear “Dog & A Beer,” who doesn’t think baseball? Everything But Mussels To get your ball park food fix on in the Fort Myers area, head to Hammond Sta- dium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex at 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway to take in a Fort Myers Mighty Mussels game, a minor league affiliate of the Min- nesota Twins. The team of- fers a broad array of menu selections but if crave their signature seafood name, you must go elsewhere – there are no mussels on the Mussels menu! Let’s start with the obvious – the hot dog – and those at Hammond Stadium are absolutely terrific! Thick, meaty and cooked to perfec- tion, the dogs fill the bun full and are a taste sensation. Owning to the pandemic health and safety conditions, concession personnel serve your dog in a cardboard con- tainer with individual ketchup, mustard, and relish servings. At $5 each, you can’t go wrong, but for a real “Bang for Your Hot Dog Buck,” Tuesdays are 2-for-1 dogs and Wednesdays are $1 hot dogs all game! If you want to step up your hot dog game for a bit more money, the Mussels have scrumptious bratwursts for $6 or go all the way to the top of the dog food chain with an Italian sausage with ample peppers Ransomware attacks against municipalities, gov- ernment agencies and utili- ties are a mushrooming concern with Florida institu- tions and individuals experi- encing more than their share of criminal and nuisance cyber intrusions. In February, a hacker remotely accessed a com- puter for the city of Olds- mar’s water treatment system and briefly increased the amount of sodium hydrox- ide, or lye, by a factor of more than 100. A supervisor saw the change and reverted it, avoiding catastrophe. At least four Florida cities, a sheriff’s department and police department suf- fered ransomware attacks in 2019 alone. In addition, that same year the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office lost evidence following a ran- somware infection and the State Attorney’s Office dropped 11 narcotic cases after evidence was lost in a ransomware attack against the Stuart Police Depart- ment. In October, the state’s Department of Busi- ness and Professional Regu- lation (DBPR) was victimized by “malicious ac- tivity” that hampered its op- erations for weeks. A class-action law- suit lodged June 30 seeks $99 million in damages against a Tampa-based Florida Orthopaedic Institute healthcare for alleged negli- gence in a ransomware breach of 100,000 to 150,000 current and for- From Island to Bay, News at Sea Level Volume 6 Issue No.33 Production@sunbaypaper.com www.TheSunBayPaper.com June 4, 2021 - June 17, 2021 Cont. pg 14 Cont. pg. 5 Cont. pg. 8 DeSantis Signs Transgender Athlete Ban, Says Florida Will ‘Stand Strong’ Smartwatches: Can They Predict Blood Test Results Buy Me Some Peanuts & Cracker Jack... Cont. pg 12 Florida To Invest $37M In Cybersecurity Laurel Hubbard is a leading transgender weightlifter from New Zealand who hopes to compete in the Olympics. 239-267-4000