Man sentenced to 40 years for sexually assaulting children

first_imgBEAUMONT — Alfred Smith, 43, pleaded guilty to ten felony charges involving the sexual abuse of two children, receiving 40 years in jail as part of the plea, authorities said.District Attorney Bob Wortham said Judge John B. Stevens Jr. handed out the punishment Monday, which includes confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On Sept. 3, 2018, the victims — sisters aged 10 and 14 — were violently kidnapped from their home by Smith and sexually assaulted. Members of Beaumont Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions assisted with the search for Smith and the victims.Smith released the victims later that night. The victims had forensic exams at the hospital and were forensically interviewed at The Garth House in Beaumont, where they provided details about the assaults.Upon investigation by the Beaumont Police Department, Smith was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child, aggravated kidnapping and indecency with a child. Smith has a prior felony conviction for first-degree injury to a child, for which he served 15 years. Authorities said Smith would serve 40 years in the Institutional Division and is not eligible for parole. If Smith successfully completes his 40-year sentence, he will be released at age 82 and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.center_img The case was investigated by Detective Chuck Duchamp of the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Tatiana Zelezniak of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.“This plea was a team effort and it means the defendant essentially gets life in prison and the girls don’t have to testify. Any time we can make the community safer is a positive outcome,” Duchamp said.last_img read more

Hey, big spender: getting cash from the European Investment Bank

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

“We Have Things Under Control” -Min of Health on Coronavirus

first_img Share 64 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! CoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews “We Have Things Under Control” -Min of Health on Coronavirus by: – January 29, 2020                        Honorable Minister for Health and Social Services,Dr. Irving McIntyreThe Ministry of Health is telling Dominicans to “relax” and not fear the rapidly spreading coronavirus.The highly contagious flu-like illness has spread from Wuhan, China to several countries so far killing 132 and sickening close to 6,000.At a press conference on Wednesday, Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre said his ministry has taken precautionary steps to protect the local population.He assures that the health sector is ready to handle any potential cases and that protocols established in 2007 to handle foreign illnesses have been reviewed and improved annually.“I think the Ministry of Health is very much on top of its game; as matter of fact we started since Jan 10th. It’s nothing new to us now. We have those plans in place; it’s all a matter of reactivating those plans,” he said referring to the National Pandemic Influenza Plan.”Dr McIntyre explained, “This group was formed in 2007 and it’s just a matter of now and then reactivating when we end up in such situations. It’s just the usual thing we do when we have such illnesses arising out of the blue.“This one in particular is a new one so we are being extremely precautious in that regard. We are educating the staff and public. With these measures in place we can all relax and say yes, we have things under control.”He also disclosed that Chinese nationals in Dominica are now restricted from travelling back home as the virus is monitored.last_img read more

A ‘FitBit for squid’ could help track the ocean’s squishier species

first_imganimal tracking, Climate Change And Biodiversity, Conservation Solutions, Fisheries, Invertebrates, Jellyfish, Marine Animals, Monitoring, Oceans, Open-source, Research, Squid, Tagging, Technology, Tracking, Wildtech Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Sue Palminteri The ITAG, a neutrally buoyant sensor device for soft-bodied invertebrates, is currently in development through joint research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Monterey Bay Aquatic Research Institute.The device has shown success in tracking animals such as squid and jellyfish as they respond to environmental changes.The casing is 3D printable, and the electronics array will be open-sourced, so scientists may quickly develop tracking devices for other marine invertebrates previously difficult to monitor.The current ITAG versions are smaller and more easily retrievable than a 2015 prototype, but researchers are still working to bring the size down and the retrieval rates up. Research on soft-bodied marine invertebrates such as squid and jellyfish has been slow in coming.Squid are keystone taxa and important food sources for myriad larger species, said T. Aran Mooney, associate scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in Massachusetts. Squid respond to changing climate and ocean forces, Mooney told Mongabay, and in spite of recent ocean changes, their populations “are doing OK.” So learning how these animals adapt to change may have significance for climate science.A longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) wearing an experimental tracking tag schools with others in north Atlantic waters. Video screenshot image courtesy of Daniel Cojanu/Undercurrent Productions.The commercial value of information about squid behavior is also increasing. Squid are a short-lived animal, making their populations hard to predict from year to year. The global fishing industry harvests squid by the millions of metric tons a year, and maintaining sustainable squid stocks has been at the center of more than one international squabble. Yet scientific data about why and where squid move remain scarce.One reason for this is that traditional monitoring systems and tracking tags aren’t suited for a squid’s soft, invertebrate body.After years of “making do” with the available technology for his squid studies, Mooney created a versatile tag that allows him to research squid behavior. With the help of Kakani Katija, an engineer adapting the tag for jellyfish at California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Mooney’s team is creating a replicable system flexible enough to work across a range of soft-bodied marine animals. As Mooney and Katija refine the tags, they plan to produce an adaptable, open-source package that scientists researching other marine invertebrates can also use.Tracking a small yet active swimmerThe invertebrate tagging system (ITAG) developed at Mooney’s lab differs from tagging systems that collect periodic location data and run for weeks or even years. The current ITAG offers higher-resolution data over a shorter time period. With accelerometer, magnetometer, temperature, and light sensors, the ITAG captures the animal’s responses to its immediate environment. As Mooney says, “It’s sort of a FitBit for squid.”A 2017 version of the ITAG displayed by a longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) in the researchers’ experimental flume with two other squid. Image by Paul Caiger/WHOI.As the squid dives, rolls, propels itself in explosive bursts (“jets”), and flips direction like an Olympic swimmer, the ITAG sensors monitor the squid’s direction, pitch, and acceleration, along with the habitat’s light, temperature, and oxygen levels. To associate the resulting data signature with the squid’s acrobatics (known collectively as its “gait”), researchers videotape the animals in tanks and correlate the timelines of the ITAG’s data stream and the video stream of animal movements. It’s a labor-intensive process.The tag can last up to three days, and squid trials are slowly working their way toward that mark. So far, they’re up to 10-hour deployments of the tag. But longer deployments are needed to clarify what the data mean.A tagged squid bottom sitting in Little Pond, Massachusetts. The researchers released and monitored the animals there to test how they respond to wearing the flexible ITAG. Image courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.“There is an area where the animal is going to be affected by the tagging,” Mooney said. When first released after tagging, the squid will jet rapidly away from the researcher, basically in a state of panic, according to Mooney. In the lab, this can cause the animal to hit the side of the tank and get hurt.“The animal is caught, tagged, and it’s kind of been abducted by aliens, right?” he said. “It takes a little while to come back to normal.”At 10 hours per trial, the researchers can’t yet say they’ve established the animal’s normal recovery time, which is why they continue to work on increasing deployment duration. “You basically get a repeat ability, a higher sample size by putting it out there longer,” Mooney said.To retrieve the data, the researchers program corrodible wires to disconnect the electronics from the base of the tag. Prior to release, the device is neutrally buoyant on the squid. A syntactic foam (extremely buoyant in water) placed inside the casing surrounds the electronics and radio navigation system, or VOR. This balances the weight of the base. When the casing is separated from the base, the device becomes positively buoyant and floats to the surface, where researchers can locate it by radio signal.Meanwhile, Katija’s team is working on improvements to the retrieval system for the tagged jellyfish they release in Monterey Bay.A black sea nettle jellyfish with a tracking tag (and tether) during an experiment in Monterey Bay. Image courtesy of Kakani Katija/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.“We don’t have a really great retrieval mechanism,” Katija said. “We attached the tags that were on the animal via a really long fishing line to a surface float, and so at the end of the experiment, we’ll come back and then reel in the fishing line to retrieve the tag. But the next phase of the project is to integrate a wireless tracking mechanism so we don’t have to use a monofilament or fishing line and a glue.”At this point, the scientists retrieve roughly 50 percent of the tags.Downsize, suture, and glueIn the ITAG’s proof-of-concept phase, which Mooney, Katija, and colleagues presented in a 2015 paper, it was important to determine that the ITAG did not influence or restrict the squid’s movements in any observable way. The researchers were satisfied that it didn’t, by comparing a tagged animal’s movements to those of a non-tagged animal.“We could just have a GoPro on a pole, and we could see our tagged squid near our untagged squid hanging out together,” Mooney said. It helped that squid are a schooling animal, and they stay together, he added. That confirmation kicked off the collaboration between Mooney and Katija to improve the system. They compare notes by phone on a weekly basis.A tagged veined squid (Loligo forbesii) in an experimental tank in the Azores during the researchers’ pilot study in 2015. The tagged individuals schooled with their fellow squid. Image by Seth Cones/WHOI.“It takes a lot of detail, and reiterations, and communication,” Katija said. As lead engineer at Monterey, she finds this typical for engineering projects. “You learn something new every week.”Since the limited 2015 study was conducted on very large Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas), it has been a priority for both Mooney and Katija to downsize the tags considerably. Mooney said he was on his tenth iteration of the original tag, and he’s cut the tag height by half (original dimensions were 108.4 by 64.0 by 28.7 millimeters, roughly 4 by 2.5 by 1 inches).Arguably, Katija’s work to adapt the tag for jellyfish presents an even more delicate operation. The jellyfish tag must be placed in the very center top of its bell so its weight is evenly distributed around the animal’s axis of symmetry. While the squid tag can be attached with degradable sutures, the jellyfish tag is secured with veterinary glue (which the animal will shed in one day to about a week).“Nothing you sew into a jelly is going to stay there,” Katija said. “We spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to attach our fixed electronics to an animal. We’ve made a lot of progress in that area.”A black sea nettle with a tracking tag (and tether) during an experiment in jellyfish tag design in Monterey Bay. Image courtesy of Kakani Katija/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.Climate change has raised the stakes on jellyfish research. The animals have been observed proliferating despite increased ocean acidity, or hypoxia.“Historically we haven’t learned much about these animals,” Katija said. “From a practical sense, trying to collect an animal that’s gelatinous and hope to learn much from it when it comes up in pieces is difficult. But over time what we’ve been learning is that these animals are an important part of marine webs.”Scientists previously considered jellies a food chain “dead end.” Jellies were known to eat herring larvae and compete for food with salmon, yet it was thought they ate but weren’t eaten. That assumption was wrong.“Lots of different animals eat them,” Katija said. “It can be small fish, forage fish. They’re an important food source for turtles and mola mola.”’Katija is working on her third iteration of the jelly tag and has reduced its size considerably.“It’s getting smaller and smaller. It’s about three inches by two inches [76 by 50 millimeters] in size, which is rather large,” Katija said, “but it’s really a huge improvement from what we started out with. The squid tags are much bigger than the jellies can accommodate.”Opening the door to other soft-bodied invertebrate researchThe team plans to make designs for the tags available to researchers working with any number of soft-bodied animals, and the tag’s 3D-printable components will help speed up adaptation.However, the syntactic foam element that makes the device neutrally buoyant cannot be 3D printed. The foam must be machined, and finding the neutral balance still comes down to a lot of trial and error.“Basically, we’ll tweak the tag so when you drop it into the water, it’ll just float within the water column,” Mooney said. His team gave the squid tag a rounded shape to reduce drag, which Mooney said was a more challenging issue than weight.A tagged squid swimming by shows the curved hydrodynamic shape of the flexible ITAG. Video screenshot image courtesy of Daniel Cojanu/Undercurrent Productions.“The drag creates not only drag but then the more drag you have, the more lift you have. And that actually would affect gait.”Even with all the fine-tuning, the researchers say applying the ITAG to new invertebrates will save other scientists a lot of time.“It totally helps,” Katija says, “because it allows you to rapidly prototype your system and integrate things where you need them.”CitationMooney, T. A., Katija, K., Shorter, K. A., Hurst, T., Fontes, J., & Afonso, P. (2015). ITAG: an eco-sensor for fine-scale behavioral measurements of soft-bodied marine invertebrates. Animal Biotelemetry, 3(1), 31. DOI 10.1186/s40317-015-0076-1Banner  image of a squid testing a flexible hydrodynamic ITAG is a video screenshot image by Daniel Cojanu/Undercurrent Productions. FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more

“Sunday Night Football” Took a Big Hit in the Ratings

first_img“Sunday Night Football” just had its lowest ratings in five years.  The Colts-Texans game barely attracted 13.6 million viewers, which was only good enough for fifth place in the ratings.  The week’s top spot went to the Fox post-game show “The OT”, which had 15.4 million.“Thursday Night Football” fared better with the Broncos-Chargers game pulling in 14.5 million viewers.  And“Monday Night Football” fell just outside our Top 10 with 9.1 million viewers tuning in to ESPN for the Panthers-Buccaneers game.Here are last week’s Top 10 shows:1.  “The OT”, Fox, 15.4 million viewers2.  “NCIS”, CBS, 14.8 million viewers3.  “Thursday Night Football: Broncos vs Chargers”, CBS, 14.5 million viewers4.  “The Big Bang Theory”, CBS, 14.4 million viewers5.  “Sunday Night Football: Colts vs Texans”, NBC, 13.6 million viewers6.  “Bull”, CBS, 13 million viewers7.  Monday’s “The Voice”, NBC, 11.4 million viewers8.  “NCIS: Los Angeles”, CBS, 10.9 million viewers9.  Tuesday’s “The Voice”, NBC, 10.9 million viewers10.  “Dancing with the Stars”, ABC, 10.4 million viewerslast_img read more

Editorially Announces Shutdown

first_imgI was sad when I read the news today that Editorially was closing its doors. Their blog post announced the shutdown of the application that just went public last September: Today brings some sad news: Editorially is closing its doors. The application will remain available until May 30, at which point the site will go offline. We encourage all users to export their data.If you’re not familiar, Editorially was a web-based collaborative editing and writing application. Key features included support for Markdown, versioning, and a built-in activity feed that allowed you to see who had edited the document and when. It was a favorite tool for many writers and journalists because of its focus on creating and editing content.Based on the announcement, their team didn’t find funding to continue to maintain and develop the application.If you’re using Editorially, their export function will export all your data to a .zip file, which will be emailed to the address on your Editorially account. The zipfile will include a plain text file for each version of every document, along with comments, version notes, tags, activity and other metadata. You need to export your data by May 30, 2014. Editorially, you’ll be missed. Did you use Editorially? What application will you choose to use once Editorially closes down?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedStorify Closing Down in May 2018The news from my friend Birgit Pauli-Haack took me by surprise last night: Storify announced it will soon close down. A fantastic #WordPress dev opportunity: @Storify just announced its “End of Life” for May 2018. The export is kinda lame. If I could import a story from Storify into a…In “Blogging”Do It Yourself Transcripts and CaptionsThis is part 3 in an ongoing series on transcripts and captions for videos and podcasts. Check out the first two posts in the series: Benefits of Transcripts and Captions for Your Videos and Podcasts Transcripts and Captions: Do-It-Yourself or Outsource? Other posts for the series are listed at the…In “Accessibility”Reset the Net Day: Protect Your Online PrivacyToday is Reset the Net Day, a day organized by Fight the Future and other organizations to encourage people to learn how to protect their online data. Reset the Net marks the first anniversary of The Guardian story about Edward Snowden’s leaks about the U.S National Security Agency (NSA) and…In “Internet”last_img read more

SA airports 90% ready for World Cup

first_imgSouth Africa is gearing up to handle large volumes of air traffic during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: City of Johannesburg)South Africa’s airports will be fully upgraded and ready to handle large volumes of traffic during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) said at a press briefing in Johannesburg on 2 March.Acsa announced that their preparations, most of which involve upgrading current facilities, are now 90% complete.“We are confident that, together with our airport partners and staff, we will be ready to meet the requirements of this major event,” said OR Tambo International Airport general manager Chris Hlekane, speaking on behalf of Acsa.The 10% of work remaining, largely tying-up loose ends, will be concluded in time for the World Cup, Hlekani said. “By the end of March a lot more will be accomplished, [we’ll be] closer to 100%.”Acsa began upgrading the country’s airports in 2006, investing about R17-billion (US$2.3-billion) in operations even before Fifa announced in May that year that South Africa had won the bid. But since then construction has been speeded up to meet the June deadline.All projects at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo, a key entry point for most World Cup visitors, were completed in December 2009.The airport, named after apartheid struggle icon Oliver Tambo, now boasts a multi-storey parkade with 165 000 bays, and a revamped central terminal building and check-in facility worth R2.2-billion ($293-million) – this will be able to accommodate about 28-million passengers a year.Two new fuel tanks – with a capacity of 60-million litres each – have been installed there, along with seven new aircraft stands, which takes the total number to 105.“The bulk of the movement [during the World Cup] will be from OR Tambo,” Hlekane said.Makeover for regional airportsCape Town International Airport has also undergone massive improvements, which are nearing completion. Most of the major projects – including the central terminal building, the 8 000 parking bays and vehicle roads upgrade – will be complete by the end of March.The airport’s central terminal has been expanded to accommodate 14 million passengers a year, while the number of airport stands has been increased by five, bringing the total to 32.The newly built King Shaka International Airport in Durban will be completed in April and be operational by May, a month before kick-off. Some R6.7-billion ($893-million) has been spent on the facility, which will accommodate 7.5-million passengers a year.A number of the country’s regional domestic airports have also been revamped and will be ready for the tournament. An upgrade of the Bloemfontein Airport terminal was completed in December 2009, and a temporary terminal set up to “meet the demand” will be finished by May.Port Elizabeth Airport will also have a temporary terminal ready by May. Similar set-ups at the East London and Kimberley airports will be completed by the end of March to accommodate additional traffic.Acsa said it aimed to make the temporary structures in Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein “cost-neutral” by using revenue generated from advertising and retail sales to fund the building process.More jet-settingAcsa has experienced a spike in slot applications by airlines in the run up to the World Cup. “We’ve seen an increase in terms of slots that have been applied for the [June-July] period,” said Andre Vermeulen, Acsa’s group manager of operations.The company has allocated 120 000 extra slots to airlines and more are still available. Although not all slots may be used, Vermeulen said airlines have shown to be responsible in their bookings and it looked promising that most will be used.The number of flights is expected to double over the World Cup period compared to other times of the year, Vermeulen added.Acsa has forecast that about 450 000 visitors will flock to South Africa during the first two weeks of the tournament. The frequency of domestic flights will also increase during the knock-out matches, Hlekane said.Extended work hoursAcsa has approached the Department of Labour to enable it to extend its employees’ work hours in the June-July period. As there will be more flights, airports will have to operate for 24 hours a day during this time.“We want to ensure that the department appreciates the number of hours we will work,” Hlekane said.The airports will require their staff to work overtime and unions representing the employees have agreed to the plan, Acsa said. “We signed a wage agreement plan … we’re comfortable with unions on that basis,” Hlekane added.Airport staff are also being trained to communicate in French, German and Spanish to accommodate foreign-language visitors.Plenty of fuelFears of a jet-fuel shortage in the country during the World Cup are unfounded, Acsa said at the briefing. The company has sufficient jet fuel stocks for the tournament’s period. “There will be no disruption in terms of fuel,” said Hlekane.Acsa said it plans to have four to five day’s cover of jet fuel stocks – the ideal average – during the World Cup period. “They [suppliers] understand our demands. They understand when we’ll need fuel,” said Vermeulen.last_img read more

Oncam’s New OnVu360 App Launches Full Support for Evolution 12 Cameras

first_imgOncam’s OnVu360 today launches its much anticipated update to the successful app that enables users to experience high-resolution, fully immersive 360-degree video in their hands. The new OnVu360 app adds full support for Oncam’s recently released Evolution 12MP line of cameras.Oncam puts business-quality video monitoring and its patented de-warping facility at customers’ fingertips. Customers can use touch commands to control the zoom and field of view and explore spaces like never before. The app provides recorded streams as examples, including a view from an office in Lowell, Mass.; a fast food store in Santa Monica; and the Hammersmith Road in London.Users now get more detail than ever before with views of Evolution 12MP video streams. Alongside support for the Evolution 12 cameras, the update removes in-app purchasing, enabling users to add multiple camera profiles completely free of charge. Performance enhancements and improvements are also part of the update. Users and business owners alike have the ability to monitor 360-degree cameras in real-time or on recorded events, enabling timely access to the information that matters most.- Sponsor – “After launching the original OnVu360 app in 2012, this update brings an optimal experience in seeing and really experiencing video feeds. Our patented 360-degree dewarping technology changed the game in surveillance and the full 360-degree experience with Evolution 12 is a leap forward in viewing experiences,” said Adam Pineau, Vice President of Product Management, Oncam.Key features include:Oncam’s advanced dewarping technology, providing the ultimate 360-degree experienceAccess to demo cameras from real customer sites showcasing Oncam’s award winning 360-degree cameras in actionSupport for Oncam’s full line of IP camerasTouch command based 360-degree experienceThe new version of the app is available on the Google Play store and the Apple App Store. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

a month ago​Arsenal boss Emery: Holding return is perfect

first_img​Arsenal boss Emery: Holding return is perfectby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Unai Emery was very pleased with the return of defender Rob Holding.The centre-back has provided Emery with more options in defence as he continued his recovery from serious injury.Holding started and scored the 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last night.And Emery is very happy to have him back in the fold.He told the club’s official website: “Perfect to have more options with the centre backs. “After, his spirit is positive, like the minutes he played tonight. Every day in training, he helps us for having more performances like a team and after he needed to take minutes, take confidences and I think tonight, the first match after playing with the under-23s for him is perfect. “He was a little tired at the end of the match but he scored and I think he is happy tonight. And we are happy for him.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more