Axiomtek: 3.5-inch Embedded SBC for mission critical and harsh environments

first_imgAxiomtek announces the CAPA310, a 3.5-inch embedded SBC featuring the onboard quad-core Intel Atom x5-E3940 processor (codename: Apollo Lake). The fanless small form factor embedded board is highly reliable with an extended operating temperature range of -40 to +80°C and a wide range power input of 12V to 24V DC. This industrial-grade 3.5-inch embedded board is feature-rich and expandable, with stunning graphical performance. The CAPA310 is a highly versatile platform designed for Industrial IoT and intelligent systems such as industrial automation, self-service terminals, digital signage, POS/kiosk displays, medical, and more.The 3.5” CAPA310 has one 204-pin DDR3L-1867 SO-DIMM slot for up to 8GB of system memory. It comes with one RS-232/422/485, one RS-232, two USB 2.0, four USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1), two Gigabit LANs with Intel i211AT Ethernet controller, 8-channel digital I/O, and HD Codec audio. In addition, the Intel Atom-based embedded SBC features one PCI Express Mini Card slot for various peripheral modules like Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, LTE. The CAPA310 also has one SATA-600 socket and one mSATA interface for storage devices. This rugged 3.5-inch embedded motherboard enhances its security and reliability with TPM 2.0 (optional), watchdog timer and hardware monitoring features.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Kontron: KBox B-202-CFL with compact design, quiet operation and maximum expandabilityNext How the transportation industry rolls on embedded data storage technologylast_img

PV Sindhu hopeful of winning gold at BWF World Championships

first_imgIndian ace P V Sindhu said she is confident of striking gold at the World championship in August after settling for the silver medal twice in the last two editions.”Yes, last two times it was silver in the World championship. I am hopeful of winning the gold this time,” Sindhu, who finished runner-up in the last two editions of the world championship, said.”It is one of the biggest tournaments and nobody is going to give it away easily. It is just about giving my best. Everybody is aiming for Tokyo 2020 and there are many good players and its not going to be easy.Sindhu on All England Badminton Championships The next big event for Sindhu will be the All England Championship, a tournament last won by her mentor and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand in 2001.It would be a great chance for Sindhu to end India’s 18-year jinx at the tournament, considering three-time World Champion Carolina Marin is not playing due to the knee injury sustained during the Indonesia Masters final last month.”Even though Carolina is not playing, it is not going to be easy. There are very good players from China, Japan, Thailand. The top-15 ranked players are on the same level,” Sindhu said.”Sometimes you might play brilliantly, give more than 100 percent, but might make few unforced errors. Sometimes your mind might not work, the strategy might not work,” she added.Sindhu, who was here to launch Mission Sports, an organisation committed to providing high-quality sports, said her focus is to remain physically fit.advertisement”It depends whether you are able to give your 100 percent or not. For me, every tournament is to give it my all and it’s important to stay focused and remain physically fit,” she said.”It is not about just participating and coming back. It is about discussing the situation with the coach and picking the tournaments and choosing which ones to play and which ones to skip,” she added.Sindhu talks up Senior National ChampionshipSindhu, who will play in the Senior National Championship in Guwahati said the event would bring to the fore the country’s badminton standard.”I think we get to see a lot of young players and previously I have seen that there are many youngsters who have good skills,” she said.”It will be a good opportunity for them to play against us and us getting to see them. I think the Nationals will help us to see the standard of badminton in India,” she added.Also Read | Step by step: Carolina Marin starts recovery after knee surgeryAlso Read | All England 2019: Gopichand banks on Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth to end title droughtAlso Read | Marriage has been a lucky charm: Saina NehwalAlso See:last_img



NBA 2019-20 predictions: The rise of Los Angeles and the era of the super duos

first_imgPhiladelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers Etan Thomas features Facebook Read more Pinterest How the NBA’s rift with China laid bare the cost of free speech Read more The Clippers now have a proven winner in Kawhi Leonard to go alongside the formidable Paul George. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/AP Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Which team had the best off-season? Pinterest Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Facebook LA Clippers 4-2 Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks were the best team in the East last season but they lost to Leonard and the Toronto Raptors in the Conference finals. Leonard’s in the West now, which means their biggest challengers in the East are an oddly-constructed Philadelphia 76ers team and whatever the post-Kyrie Boston Celtics end up being. The bad news? They may end up facing Leonard again eventually. The Clippers will have a tougher road to the finals, but if they make it they will have a clear advantage over whoever comes out of the East. HFPhiladelphia 76ers 4-3 LA Clippers. The superteam era may be over but Philadelphia may have the closest thing resembling one. The Sixers lost Jimmy Butler in free agency but added Josh Richardson and the still-underrated Al Horford to a lineup that includes Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris. This is a team that’s built their identity around size, versatility and defense and one of the few outfits equipped to counter the Clippers’ two superstar wings. One year after pushing Kawhi and the Raptors to the limit in a seven-game Eastern Conference semi-final thriller, look for Philadelphia to go further and capture their first NBA title since 1983. BAGLA Clippers 4-2 Milwaukee Bucks. With the Warriors’ dominance drawing to a close, this season feels like one of the hardest to predict. The star power is heavy across the league but so are the issues. The Clippers, Warriors and Nets have injury issues, the Lakers and Bucks have short rotations and the 76ers and Nuggets are still green. Equipped with the best stars and the strongest supporting cast, the Clippers are essentially my pick by default. DPLA Clippers 4-3 Philadelphia 76ers. Leonard and George are going to be an incredible duo, and they’re going to be hungry. Coached by Doc Rivers, this team is going to go far. As for the 76ers, it’s quite tough to bet against a team that added Horford to a roster with Simmons and Embiid. It will be an exciting series, with the Clippers coming out on top. MR Zion Williamson has this one locked up if – and it turns out this could be a big if – he’s healthy and doesn’t miss more time once he’s back from the knee surgery that has ruled him out for the start of the season. Expect the New Orleans Pelicans to be extremely cautious with the Future of the Franchise, but here’s hoping that we aren’t denied what could be a rookie season of the ages. HFZion Williamson’s bully ball won’t immediately translate to the NBA, so I expect the No 1 pick to endure some growing pains as a rookie. He’s also surrounded by an intriguing mix of young and veteran talent, which could make it difficult for him to stand out even if he plays 30 minutes a night. Instead look to Ja Morant, who put up PlayStation-like numbers at Murray State and will get plenty of opportunity running the point for the rebuilding Memphis Grizzlies. BAGZion Williamson. A rare lock in a season that is otherwise impossible to predict. Williamson’s game is built for New Orleans, a team full of young guards who are sure to get up and down the floor. If preseason and Summer read more

10 days agoLindelof urging Man Utd teammate Pogba to stay

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lindelof urging Man Utd teammate Pogba to stayby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Lindelof has urged Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba to stay at the club.Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in January.”So, he has a contract with the club and is a very important player for us,” he said.”I am very happy to have him as a teammate.”Not only because he is a good person but also because he is a good footballer.”We have a very good relationship, a nice and kind guy who is very fun to hang out with.”There is nothing more to it. We live very close to each other too, so that makes things easier.” last_img

‘Operation Restore Paradise’ Begins May 20

first_img The St. James Municipal Corporation, in collaboration with the police, will be undertaking activities aimed at restoring and maintaining law and order in the Parish starting on Monday, May 20. The initiative dubbed ‘Operation Restore Paradise’ will span one week, and will involve other agencies including the Ministry of Health and Wellness, National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Island Traffic Authority, Transport Authority and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard. Story Highlights “So we are going to de-culture persons by telling them what is right, by showing them the stuff that they are not supposed to do. Educating them on the laws, rules and regulations. We are going to sell to them the mission of restoring paradise. We are going to get the citizens to be a part of the solution to the problem that we are having out here in St. James,” Superintendent Ellis further noted. The St. James Municipal Corporation, in collaboration with the police, will be undertaking activities aimed at restoring and maintaining law and order in the Parish starting on Monday, May 20.The initiative dubbed ‘Operation Restore Paradise’ will span one week, and will involve other agencies including the Ministry of Health and Wellness, National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Island Traffic Authority, Transport Authority and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard.Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis, made the announcement at a press conference held the Municipal Corporation’s Office on Friday (May 17).“We have decided to take a zero tolerance approach as it relates to law and order in the city of Montego Bay, because we think that we have a paradise and what we are seeing taking place in our paradise is not acceptable,” Mr. Davis said.“The approach will be one of sensitizing our people, one of enforcement when it becomes necessary and one of prosecution when it becomes necessary,” he added.The Mayor informed that traffic enforcement will be a major part of the operation, and persons with outstanding traffic tickets, as well as operators of Public Passenger Vehicles who operate in contravention of the Road Traffic Act will be targeted.“For business operators who operate in the city, [we will check] their certification, as it relates to public health, and as it relates to contracts with the NSWMA to remove their garbage,” Mr. Davis stated.Meanwhile, Commanding Officer for the St. James Police Division, Superintendent Vernon Ellis said the police will be ensuring that the law is adhered to.Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis (right) addresses a press conference held at the Municipal Corporation’s office, Montego Bay, St. James on Friday (May 17). At left is Commanding Officer for the St. James Police Division, Superintendent Vernon Ellis.“The security and safety of a parish is the business of everyone. The challenges we face out here, the security forces cannot arrest our way out of the challenges. Some of the solution lies with many other agencies. We have decided that this time around…that we will be using a multi-agency approach,” he stated.Superintendent Ellis also informed that the police will aim to sensitise the public on the different laws in the country.“So we are going to de-culture persons by telling them what is right, by showing them the stuff that they are not supposed to do. Educating them on the laws, rules and regulations. We are going to sell to them the mission of restoring paradise. We are going to get the citizens to be a part of the solution to the problem that we are having out here in St. James,” Superintendent Ellis further noted.last_img

Damen Delivers New Shoalbuster to MCS

first_imgzoom In March, Maritime Craft Services (MCS) took delivery of a new Damen Shoalbuster 2609. Damen has delivered numerous Crew Transfer Vessels, Multicats, and Shoalbusters to MCS – the two companies have a long-standing relationship. What is notable, however, about this latest delivery is the incredibly short delivery time involved.MCS owner Dirk Kuijt and Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld managing director Jos van Woerkum signed the contract on 12 March and just eight days later, MCS took delivery. “Such a fast delivery time demonstrates the trust that Damen and MCS have with each other,” explains Mr Van Woerkum. “We had the vessel in stock, so it was a case of getting the classification organised. Between Damen and MCS, a handshake means a lot.”“The fast delivery was very important to us,” comments Mr Kuijt. “This wouldn’t have been possible without such a good relationship with Damen.” The Shoalbuster 2609, named MCS Rosie, has a couple of minor modifications to the standard design. Her 32t bollard pull is slightly more powerful than the standard design due to her increased engine capacity. There were also alterations made to the deck crane.The 26 metre long MCS Rosie is currently in Abu Dhabi, already preparing for her first job in Qatar providing support services to the dredging industry. “We are very pleased to provide MCS with this rapid service. I am confident that we can continue our cooperation with them in the future,” concludes Mr Van Woerkum.MCS is a family owned company and some of its fleet carry the names of family members. This latest vessel is no exception and continues the tradition: MCS Rosie shares her name with MCS Managing Director Menno Kuijt’s baby daughter. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Damen, March 28, 2014 Print  Closelast_img

Donald Trump On Orlando Shooting I Called It And Asked For

By Tatiana FlowersRabat – While dozens of bodies were removed from Pulse Nightclub in Orlando last night, presidential candidate, Donald Trump seized the opportunity to gain political leverage in the race to The White House by posting on Twitter, “I called it.”His response to what is now the deadliest mass shooting in America has sparked outrage among many social media users and his need reinforce a ban on all Muslims after such a tragic event has led to a trail of arguments on his Twitter page.  To date, the shooter, Omar Mateen, has claimed allegiance to the Islamic State.  No definite proof of his involvement has been confirmed. Just after the shooting yesterday that left 50 dead and 53 injured, Donald Trump posted on Twitter, “Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness and vigilance.”Immediately, other social media users bashed him, calling him “inhumane,” “insensitive,” a “bigot,” and a “butt-plug.” One user wrote, “Imagine him as president giving a speech at a press conference today.”  Another said, “You’re the only person in America who would or could “appreciate the congrats” while families mourn 50 dead,”’ and singer, John Legend commented, “Trump is a truly awful person.”This afternoon, Trump is scheduled for an interview with Good Morning America, where he will further comment on the shooting.“What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning.  Our leadership is weak and ineffective.  I called it and asked for the ban,” Trump said.Last night, Omar Mateen’s identity was released.  Many republicans say Democrats are wrong; gun control is not the issue, “Islam is.”  Trump posted, “Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace,” which was then retweeted by his son, Donald Trump Jr.More radical opinions suggest containment — like a ban on all Muslims — won’t work either. Instead, a more drastic approach is necessary. “This containment garbage is getting people killed. You don’t contain evil.  You destroy it or it destroys you,” Bill O’Reilly of Fox News wrote.But amid all the crime and hatred, those who have lost loved ones are mourning.“Please let’s just all get along,” cried Christine Leinonen, the mother of Chris Leinon who was killed last night at Pulse. “We’re on this Earth for such a short time.”

General Assembly President notes progress in debate on UN management reform

In his closing remarks to the debate, Mr. Kerim said the dialogue over the past two days showed that both individual Member States and the UN Secretariat were willing to engage constructively to produce management reform.“There were several interesting discussions on specific issues and a number of proposals were made by both Member States and representatives from the Secretariat,” he said. “In particular, I would like to highlight the emphasis during the debate on the need for greater transparency and enhanced accountability as a means to promote trust and greater credibility.”Mr. Kerim, who convened the debate, noted that it was “only through further open and transparent dialogue [that] we will be able to improve our understanding of the different concerns held by delegations and move ahead in our collective responsibility to improve the capacity of the Organization to implement our decisions.”He added that he was “encouraged by the expressions of renewed commitment to achieving concrete progress in the near future on the priority areas of management reform.”During the debate yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the UN’s 192 Member States to support proposals to further strengthen the world body, especially in the areas of procurement, accountability and human resources.Mr. Ban said the UN was being called on, as never before, to do much more with fewer and fewer resources.“The only way we can embrace that future and do our good works in the world is to make ourselves more modern, more flexible and more efficient. In a word, to be better managed,” he said. 9 April 2008United Nations Member States are heading towards a common understanding of what path to take on management reform of the world body, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim said today after the Assembly wrapped up its first-ever thematic debate of the issue.

Commodity prices plunged last month

Commodity prices plunged last month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mike Tarasko Posted Sep 28, 2015 7:49 am MDT Oil isn’t the only commodity getting hit hard right now.Scotiabank’s Commodity Price Index plunged to a new 10 year low in August, according to a new report.The index shed 10.5 per cent from July to sit at 91.3.That’s nearly 14 per cent below the April 2009 low during the last recession.Scotiabank’s Patricia Mohr says low prices are hitting not just oil, but agriculture, forestry and mining as well.“Which is something that I haven’t really seen for a long time — It is a testament to the fact that international, economic growth has really been very slow now for four years running,” she said.Mohr believes the index should start to recover a bit in September’s report thanks to higher oil prices, and less fear over the economy in China. SVILEN MILEV/FREEIMAGES.COM

Kinect hackers can now write their code using Flash and Silverlight

first_imgWe’re up to our elbows in righteous Kinect Hacks after only a couple of months, but that explosion of Kinect Hacks might become a veritable explosion if software makers BLITZ have anything to say about it: they’ve figured out a way to get the Kinect sensor bar working with an Adobe Flash based interfaces via Node.js, which should make it possible to have applications written in Flash and Unity recognize motions captured by an attached Kinect.AdChoices广告Okay, so it’s Flash working with the Kinect. Why should you care? Basically, because Silverlight, Unity and Flash allow for far faster prototyping than the likes of C++ and other languages currently used by hackers to code up their cool Kinect apps.For now, BLITZ is demoing the code driving a TV user interface with just waves of the hand, which is one of the most universal applications of Kinect-like gesture-recognition technology. There’s no reason this same approach couldn’t be used to control Flash games or even Silverlight-driven interfaces like, say, Netflix‘s, though.If you’re a Kinect hacker looking forward to some more rapid prototyping, BLITZ is promising to release their code imminently. We can’t wait to see what comes from it.Read more at MAKElast_img

30 people slept on the streets of Dublin last night as temperatures

first_img 45,279 Views Short URL Share732 Tweet Email1 Image: 127 Comments THIRTY PEOPLE ACROSS Dublin were supported by homeless services but refused beds last night, meaning they slept rough.Temperatures dipped to below freezing last night and over 100 homeless people were accommodated in an emergency shelter in a south Dublin sports hall.A statement from the Peter McVerry Trust said:“Last night Peter McVerry Trust had 106 beds allocated at Extreme Cold Weather Service in a sports centre in Dublin’s South Inner City.“This is a an increase on 81 on the previous night (Tuesday) which itself was up from 45 on Monday, the first night the shelter was used.“The Housing First Street Intake Team managed to encourage a number of people sleeping rough to come in off the streets. However, 16 people in the city centre and 14 in the Dublin region, were engaged and supported but declined to come into emergency shelter. They will be re-engaged today.“In Kildare, one additional person was accommodated by Peter McVerry Trust after they called the out of hours emergency freephone number. This brings to 14 the total number of emergency placements provided by Peter McVerry Trust in the county in the past 48 hours.”Francis Doherty from Peter McVerry Trust says that some of those who refused beds may have had negative experiences in hostels or there may have mental health issues.He says that the trust is continuing to engage with and support these people as the weather is set to further deteriorate.“We’re ensuring they have enough supplies like extreme weather sleeping bags and sleeping mats. We will keep engaging with them.”On Tuesday, Dublin City Council’s homeless executive had 220 reports through its rough sleeper alert system, which it is asking members of the public to use if they have a concern about a homeless person. Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 9:06 AMcenter_img Image: Mar 1st 2018, 9:06 AM You can find the reporting system here.The Inner City Helping Homeless (ICCH) voluntary organisation will have outreach teams working again tonight and they can be alerted to anyone sleeping rough by calling 01 8881804 or 085 8389281.The group says it attended to 67 call outs from members of the public during the day and 56 after 11pm.ICHH CEO Anthony Flynn said:“Our outreach volunteers were on the go all day yesterday responding to reports from the general public of people sleeping rough around the city and surrounding areas. This further highlights the lack of trust in the state provided services when people would rather take their chances on the streets than enter state emergency accommodation. “We still have grave concerns for anybody sleeping rough around the city with news of a rough sleeper death in Scotland highlighting the urgency in getting as many people off the streets as possible. Today ICHH will again be running an extended outreach service for the day however from this afternoon the management team will be assessing the situation hour by hour as we have concerns for the safety of our volunteers who are on the streets out of empathy and compassion trying to help those most vulnerable.”Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday called the number of people sleeping rough “distressing”.Read: No buses and a Luas every half hour – here’s how transport is affected by the snow 30 people slept on the streets of Dublin last night as temperatures fell to -5 Over 100 people were in a centre in Dublin. By Paul Hosford Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

Final 813 WWE Smackdown rating overall rating down

first_img Mae Young Classic participants debuting for ROH, ROH originals returning during UK tour Twitter Facebook Pinterest Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 WhatsAppcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 The 8/13 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew a 1.57 cable rating with 2.08 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show that drew a 1.70 rating with 2.41 million viewers.Source: Prowrestling.netlast_img

Bartley could join West Brom

first_imgWest Brom have tipped Leeds United to the signing of Swansea’s Kyle Bartley, according to talkSPORT.Albion have agreed on a deal with Swansea to sign Bartley for a fee thought to be around £4million.The defender was expected to join the peacocks but has opted to sign for West Bromwich Albion instead. The former Arsenal defender could complete his move to the Hawthorns this weekend after he agreed to personal terms with the club.The player was also wanted by new Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa as he looks to bolster his squad for the championship in the upcoming season.Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.Bartley spent the entire 2016-17 season on loan at Leeds from Swansea and the keen club were keen to bring back the defender to Elland Road on a permanent basis.West Brom are looking to strengthen their central defensive options after losing Johnny Evans and Gareth McAuley this summer.Bartley will become the second signing for Darren Moore’s side after goalkeeper Sam Johnstone joined from Manchester United to replace the already departed Ben Foster.last_img

Higginbotham Man City did not disrespect Burton after 90 win

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham is certain that Manchester City didn’t disrespect Burton in their Carabao Cup semi-final winPep Guardiola’s side handed Burton a thrashing at the Etihad Stadium with Gabriel Jesus scoring a career-best four goals in a game.Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez all got their names on the scoresheet themselves to hand City a 9-0 aggregate lead.Despite being 4-0 up at half-time, Higginbotham praised City for keeping up the tempo as they added another five goals before the final whistle.“I’ve been on the wrong end of some severe scorelines and it’s horrible,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports.“But what’s worse is if you get a team that get to four or five and then stop. It’s unprofessional.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Burton knew what was about to happen to them. If City had got to three or four and then showboated, people would have complained about that.“You’re bringing confidence to players within that team as well. (Gabriel) Jesus comes into the team and scores four goals, (Kevin) De Bruyne’s just coming back from injury, (Phil) Foden comes on again.“I don’t see it as unprofessional. It would have been disrespectful for City to go about it any other way.“What it does now is it means Pep can rest all his players in the second leg. It’s fantastic from Manchester City and I love the way they’ve gone about it and their attitude.”The return leg between Burton and City will take place on January 23.last_img

Vista man sentenced nearly 20 years for soliciting explicit photos from minors

first_imgVista man sentenced nearly 20 years for soliciting explicit photos from minors Posted: May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A Vista man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for posing as a teenage girl to get inappropriate photographs from children.Joseph Daniel Saucedo, 26, pleaded guilty about a year ago to two counts of receiving and attempting to receive sexually explicit photos of minors.On Friday, a federal judge gave Saucedo a sentence of 19 years and seven months in prison and 20 years of supervised release, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Saucedo admitted to posing as “Amy Jennings” while talking to an 11- year-old Canadian boy online, the statement said. “Amy” sent the boy naked pictures of young girls and asked him to communicate with her “friend,” Saucedo. When the boy refused, “Amy” posted a photograph of the boy’s house, told him she knew where he lived, and tried to shame him into communicatingwith Saucedo.The boy relented and contacted Saucedo, who exposed himself to the boy over FaceTime, the statement said.The boy hung up on Saucedo but the calls and threats continued until “Amy” sent the 11-year-old an explicit video, threatening to release it and claim it was him.Police in Calgary, Alberta, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigated, and then referred the matter to San Diego’s Electronic Crimes Working Group, which ultimately identified and arrested Saucedo, the statement said.After his arrest, authorities found evidence that Saucedo had been soliciting inappropriate photos from several other children, per the statement.In August 2015, he tried to convince a 16-year-old Florida girl that he was a modeling agent before again using “Amy” to threaten the girl.“Amy” harassed the Florida girl, who then turned to Saucedo for help. He agreed to help get “Amy” to stop bothering the girl, but only if the Florida girl would send him explicit photos of herself.He asked her to “[w]rite my name on a paper or hand so I know it’s a new one.”The girl agreed, and Saucedo later demanded that she continue sending him naked photos or “Amy” would post compromising pictures of the girl.The girl told him that she was looking into the Kik app’s legal system to handle the online threats from “Amy.”Saucedo responded, “Na I’ll pay her I don’t want you to get in trouble” — possibly fearing that alerting Kik to would compromise his illegal activities, the U.S. Attorney’s office statement said.Saucedo told the girl that he had paid “Amy Jennings” $2,000. As a thank you, the girl agreed to a sexually explicit FaceTime chat with Saucedo, the statement said.After gaining search warrants for Saucedo’s cellphones, investigators say they found another eight minors whom Saucedo tried to harass, including a 13-year-old girl.Saucedo has a prior conviction from 2012 for unlawful sex with a minor. He was 20, and the girl involved was 14.“This case highlights the importance of strong international partnerships to target these heinous crimes,” U.S. Attorney Adam L. Braverman said. “Thank you to our Canadian colleagues, and most especially to the brave victims everywhere who step forward to report abusive conduct. Their courage is a critical part of detecting and stopping similar abuse now and in the future.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

Out of Washougal horror a home for Bella

first_imgWest Columbia Gorge Humane Society: This no-kill shelter, run by volunteers, took in Bella and put her up for adoption. To donate or adopt an animal, call 360-835-3464 or visit www. Animal Control: If you spot the black and white border collie-type dog or cat still on the loose from the Stanbarys’ home, call 360-835-8701.If Bella could talk, the tales of unspeakable horror she witnessed on Dec. 7 would likely be too much for many of us to bear.That was the morning her owner, Steven Stanbary, 47, shot and killed his wife and her twin sister, then set their Washougal home on fire. He, too, perished in the flames, shooting guns to keep firefighters and police away as the fire raged.Bella is one of the few souls that made it out of that house alive that terrible day. Two other dogs and a cat are believed to have survived; four other dogs were found dead at the scene, including at least one that suffered a fatal gunshot.last_img

Macau visitor numbers rise 370 during Labour Day holiday

first_img Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August The number of visitors entering Macau during the first three days of the Labour Day holiday from 1 to 3 May grew 37.0% year-on-year to 531,503 people, including a 42.7% increase in those from mainland China to 436,679.This year’s holiday was boosted by an extra day when compared to the three day Labour Day holiday in 2018, with provisional statistics from the Public Security Police Force showing a total of 636,644 across the full holiday period. When compared to 2018, the first three days of 2019’s Labour Day holidays included a 7.8% increase in visitors from Hong Kong to 48,562 and a 25.8% increase from other markets to 46,262. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Load More RelatedPosts Genting Malaysia enjoys improved 2Q19 showing on better luck at Resorts World Genting Macau’s hotels benefited from the influx with capacity reaching 96.2%, representing a 1.9 percentage point rise over last year, whole room rates also grew 16.7% to an average of MOP$1,882.20.last_img

Coast Guard intercepts boat carrying migrants near Hollywood

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted a boat with migrants approximately 30 miles east of Hollywood.Six people were found on board the vessel on Tuesday, including three Brazilian individuals and one Jamaican.Officials believe the other two people were smugglers.Crew members turned the six people over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

This Device Lets Wine Lovers Try a Sample Without Popping the Cork

first_img 4 min read Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now EntrepreneurGreg Lambrecht, inventor of medical devices, serial entrepreneur and founder of Burlington, Mass.-based Coravin, maker of the Coravin 1000 Wine Access System, which uses a needle and inert gas to extract wine from a bottle without removing the cork. “Aha” momentA wine collector, Lambrecht wanted to conduct side-by-side tastings of similar wines but did not want to open multiple bottles at one sitting (especially when his wife was pregnant and abstaining). “There was no way we could pull four or five corks in one evening. I wanted to change the way I experienced wine,” Lambrecht says. An expert in medical devices, including working in product develoment at Pfizer, Lambrecht had a familiarity with needles. He conceived a syringe-like system to draw out wine. After several years of development, he finalized the design and partnered with a manufacturer.Bottoms upThe device uses a medical-grade non-coring needle to pass through the cork, reach into the bottle and extract wine with the help of argon, a gas that occurs naturally in air. Once the wine has been extracted and poured, the needle raises and exits the cork, which reseals. The process takes roughly 20 seconds. Each argon capsule is good for up to 15 pours of 5 ounces before it needs to be replaced. In addition to home use, the Coravin system can be applied for tastings in wine shops and wineries, and to expand and improve by-the-glass programs at restaurants and bars. Harvesting talentLambrecht is interested in inventing, not in running businesses. So he approached Nick Lazaris, the former CEO of coffeemaker giant Keurig, to recruit him to be on Coravin’s board of directors (by bringing a prototype and a bottle of Burgundy to breakfast). Lazaris liked the idea so much, he offered to serve as Coravin’s CEO. “The Coravin system is not just about enjoyment,” Lazaris explains. “It’s also about exploration.”In that vein, he saw key similarities between Coravin and Keurig. Both allow people to enjoy the exact beverage they want, when they want it. Both allow multiple people to enjoy different beverages at the same time. And both are based on the razor/razor blade business model, which requires customers to continually purchase replacement parts: for Keurig, the K-Cup; for Coravin, the argon capsule.The proofCoravin was founded in 2011 with angel capital of nearly $1 million. The following year, the company raised $3 million more; to date it has raised $20 million, including an investment from wine expert and restaurateur Joe Bastianich. (Josh Makower, Lambrecht’s former Pfizer co-worker, invested in the idea early on and contributed so much to the initial concept that Lambrecht considers him a co-founder.) The device sells for $299 on Coravin’s website and at wine shops around the country. Argon capsules sell for $10.95 each, with volume discounts available.Through the grapevineCoravin relied on guerilla-style marketing from the start. Along with establishing an e-commerce site, the company sent Coravin systems to influencers in the wine world—restaurant sommeliers and beverage directors—and let the word spread naturally. Today the Coravin system is in use at some of the top-rated restaurants in the U.S., including Eleven Madison Park and Aquavit in New York and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles.When Lazaris had enough capital for a marketing budget, he targeted key media outlets and bloggers, again sending them sample Coravin systems to try. The system has earned endorsements from respected wine writers such as Robert M. Parker Jr. The company is now employing the same strategies in Europe, and Lazaris anticipates having a presence in Asian markets by the end of 2015. “In every way, marketing is a key aspect of what we’re about,” he says, “because it’s not just a new product, but a new product category.”  This story appears in the December 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » December 11, 2014 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img