Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

first_imgIn this Dec. 14, 2006, file photo, Hector “Macho” Camacho arrives for an event in Miami Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) _ In his heyday in the ring, there was nobody quite like Hector Camacho. Now, three years after his untimely death, the “Macho” man has reached the pinnacle of his sport.Camacho, who overcame the mean streets of Spanish Harlem to become a three-division champion, was among a group of nine inductees announced Wednesday for enshrinement in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.“There has not been, nor will there be, another Hector `Macho’ Camacho in the history of the sport of boxing. He was unique,” said Paco Valcarcel, president of the World Boxing Organization and a good friend of the late fighter.“He was cocky, full of charisma. People loved him or hated him, but everybody wanted to see him,” Valcarcel said.Camacho, who was shot and killed three years ago at age 50 in his native Puerto Rico, heads the class of 2016, which also includes two-division champions Lupe Pintor of Mexico and Hilario Zapata of Panama.Picked in the non-participant and observer categories were: Harold Lederman, a judge for over 30 years; sports columnist Jerry Izenberg of the Newark Star-Ledger; Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for 14 years; and Col. Bob Sheridan, an international television broadcaster since 1973.Inductees were selected by the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in 1962, Camacho moved three years later with his mother to New York City after his parents separated. Seemingly always in trouble and fighting in the crime-ridden streets of Spanish Harlem, Camacho learned to box when he was 11 and quickly became a star, winning three New York Golden Gloves titles and fashioning a 96-4 amateur record before turning pro in 1980.Camacho captured the WBC super featherweight title in 1983 with a fifth-round knockout of Rafael Limon, added a second title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Jose Luis Ramirez in 1985 for the WBC lightweight belt, and made successful title defenses against Edwin Rosario and Cornelius Boza-Edwards. He became a three-division champ with a 12-round, split decision win over Ray Mancini for the WBO junior welterweight title in 1989.His lightning-quick hand speed, devastating combinations, and the accuracy of his punches defined Camacho inside the ropes _ he won his first 38 pro fights before losing a split decision to Greg Haugen in 1991 _ as did his flamboyant style. Few boxers grabbed more attention in the 1980s and 1990s.Known for his hairdo, which featured a spit curl over his forehead, Camacho always displayed a big dose of brashness and wit, and when it was fight time he dazzled with outrageous outfits. Whether clad as a bullfighter or firefighter, gladiator or American Indian, Camacho was the center of attention when he entered the ring and went into his routine, throwing flurries of punches while backpedaling.Everybody knew when it was “Macho” time.“This is something I’ve done all my life, you know?” Camacho told The Associated Press in 2010 before retiring that year with a record of 79-6-3, with 38 knockouts. “A couple years back, when I was doing it, I was still enjoying it. The competition, to see myself perform.”Camacho, who fought drug and alcohol problems for years, was shot in the left side of the face in November 2012 as he sat in a Ford Mustang with a friend outside a bar in his hometown. He died four days later after being taken off life support and is buried at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx.“I know Macho would be very happy,” Valcarcel said. “He was outspoken, cocky. He was a character. Expect the unexpected.”Pintor, who was born in 1955, turned pro in 1974 and worked his way up the bantamweight ranks, scoring a 15-round split decision over Carlos Zarate for the WBC title in 1979. He had eight successful defenses, then vacated his title to pursue another. In 1985, Pintor scored a 12-round decision over Juan Meza for the WBC super bantamweight belt. He retired in 1995 with a pro record of 56-14-2, with 42 knockouts.Zapata was born in 1958 in Panama City, Panama and began boxing as an amateur in 1974 before making his professional debut in 1977. At 5-foot-7 unusually tall for a 108-pound boxer, Zapata, a southpaw, captured the WBC light flyweight title in 1980 in a 15-round decision against defending world champion Shigeo Nakajima. Zapata also won the vacant WBA flyweight crown from Alonzo Gonzalez in 1985 and made five successful defenses. He retired with a pro record of 43-10-1, with 15 knockouts.___Follow Kekis on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Greek1947The 2016 Boxing Hall of Fame class (Nest Page)last_img

Neymar’s return to Barcelona might be confirmed in next few days

first_imgAdvertisement 4iajdq8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vshj8pWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 62w0Would you ever consider trying this?😱hsmwjCan your students do this? 🌚armat1Roller skating! Powered by Firework The star Brazillian footballer, Neymar is going to return to his old club Barcelona and the deal can be confirmed in next few days. A renowned newspaper of Brazil has confirmed that the star Brazillian footballer is certainly under the radar of the Catalan Giants and it will be confirmed very soon.Advertisement Neymar is one of the most popular players in the present football World. However, the fans of Barcelona are now in a dilemma. The star Brazillian footballer once left the club with stating the reason that he would not wish to grow as a footballer under the shadow of Lionel Messi. The star Brazilian footballer joined Paris Saint Germain with a transfer fee worth £200 million in the summer transfer window of 2017-18 season.Advertisement However, the journey of Neymar at Paris Saint Germain was not very much memorable. He was suffering from injuries in important part of his career at Paris Saint Germain. So, in the Champions League he was unable to leave an impact.The rumour of his return to Barcelona is getting stronger day by day. Hopefully, the fans of the Catalan Giants will be able to accept him like before as the signing process is going to complete very quickly.Advertisement Lionel Messi reaches 600 goal mark for Barcelona Advertisementlast_img read more

Support for orphaned children

first_imgBy DANIELLE GALVIN WHEN Amanda Egan heard about the horror crash in Catani that claimed the lives of four members…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Green Army Secure Place In World Cup Quarter Final

first_imgIreland 1 (O’Flanagan) India 0 Vitality Hockey World Cup, London The Green Army have beaten world number 10 India to book their place in the World Cup quarter final!There was very little to separate the two sides for periods of the first half with possession sitting at 50/50 for much of the opening 30 minutes. India got off to the more lively start with a penalty corner in the 4th minute but superb running and a clearance by Hannah Matthews kept the 0-0 scoreline preserved. The Green Army settled quickly and were content to pass around the back and wait for the space to open up. That space did eventually open and Katie Mullan and Anna O’Flanagan linked up in the circle to win a penalty corner of their own. Shirley McCay stepped up for one of her powerful sweeps from the top of the circle and O’Flanagan deflected it into the net for the lead. Ayeisha McFerran was in fine form once again today as she made a superb high stick save to send Vandana Katariya’s shot over the crossbar. India amassed 3 penalty corners before the half was out but a super clearance off the line by Matthews prevented an equaliser.O’Flanagan looked like she might double her tally early in the second half as she drove down the wing and along the baseline but Savita was out quick to make a strong low save. India continued to rack up the penalty corners, finishing the day with 7 in total, but McFerran couldn’t be beaten and the Green Army defensive unit were in imperious form. India continued to mount the pressure as they hunted the equaliser but Ireland created chances of their own with Mullan sending a pinpoint pass across the circle but Nikki Evans view was restricted and it skimmed past her stick. India pulled their goalie Savita in the hope of an equaliser and despite their high press and consistent pressure, the Irish didn’t waiver. The experience of Nicci Daly came to the fore along with the unstoppable McCay as Ireland wound the clock down and recorded a famous victory, securing their place in the World Cup quarter final.Commenting after the game, head coach Graham Shaw said “What a group of players, I thought they were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. It was a difficult game, the conditions were very tough and India played very well, and made it difficult for us. Credit to the players and the work they put it, they’re a special group and they deserve this . It’s my privilege and honour to be part of this group”.Starting: N Evans, K Mullan (Captain), S McCay, G Pinder, R Upton, A McFerran, C Watkins, L Colvin, H Matthews, A O’Flanagan, Z WilsonSubs: G O’Flanagan, Y O’Byrne, M Frazer, E Tice, N Daly, D Duke, A Meekeprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img LONDON – Vitality Women’s Hockey World CupIndia – IrelandPhoto: Ireland celebrating the win.COPYRIGHT WORLDSPORTPICS ANTONELLA GARELLO BONINIlast_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: January 25, 2018

first_imgTen burglars stole $500K in luxury items from California storeSan Diego police say 10 burglars pried open a door at the Hermès store in Fashion Valley in the predawn hours early Saturday and made off with $500,000 worth of luxury goods before driving off. The group arrived at the mall, off Friars Road, shortly after 4:15 .a.m. in three vehicles sporting paper license plates. They used a pry bar to open the front door of the store and hurriedly grabbed purses, jewelry and clothing, said police investigations Lt. Dan Smyth. They were in the store for only two minutes before they ran back to their parked cars — a white Chevy Suburban and two blue sedans — and drove off. “It was a large number of high ticket items. Ten males went inside and grabbed everything they could grab,” he said. All the suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts and gloves and their faces were covered with masks or bandannas. Police say they are looking into whether the theft is related to a statewide series involving high-end department stories, including a March 2017 burglary at the Fashion Valley in Neiman Marcus. In that case, a large group of males “swarmed the store” after breaking through glass doors, Smyth said. The group mostly took purses, with $100,000 to $120,000 worth of merchandise being taken. Smyth said they are trying to obtain surveillance footage from the Hermès store. “We are working with their security system there and sometimes it is not all free-flowing because of technical difficulties,” he said. Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call police at (619) 692-4800 or the Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. [Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune]Woman arrested for shoplifting twice in two days, blames diabetesA Louisiana woman who was arrested twice in the same weekend for shoplifting told police she stole a large quantity of food because she is diabetic. Forty-two-year-old Amy Stevens was caught on surveillance footage stuffing two packs of ground meat, one pack of ribs, and one pack of frozen fish into her purse at a grocery store. Thibodaux Police Department officers tracked Stevens down at her Fern Street home on January 20 and arrested her for the theft. On January 21, a manager of a grocery store attempted to stop Stevens before she could leave the store with food concealed under her jacket. A struggle ensued, and Stevens dropped four packs of steaks on the ground after she elbowed the manager in the face, according to the TPD. She ran out of the store without the steaks, and she also left behind her purse, which contained her identification. Officers caught up to Stevens later that same day and placed her under arrest again. Stevens told investigators that she stole the food because she is diabetic, according to the TPD. She was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for theft and is currently being held on a $1,000 bond.  [Source: WGNO News]Four “Paper Team” crew members charged in brazen shopping center robberies [Viral Video]They called themselves the “Paper Team” crew and posted photos and videos on Facebook and YouTube of thousands of dollars of electronics and clothing stolen from stores throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Charges were filed Tuesday against four Milwaukee men accused of stealing more than $70,000 in merchandise, mostly cellphones, by brazenly walking into stores, cutting the phones from security cables and then fleeing in stolen vehicles. In some crimes, the men punched and hit store employees who tried to stop them stealing items and in one case cut the hand of an employee with a knife used to sever security cables connected to iPhones. Charged with multiple felony retail theft, robbery and bail jumping counts were Charles L. Porter, 24, known as “Young Yellow” and “Yellow Boy;” Kendall J. Strickland, 24; Tyron Richardson, 17, known as “Young Bull” and “Tater;” and Devonte Thomas, 17, known as “Lil Wook.” The gang of thieves hit stores ranging from Macy’s, Kohl’s, TJ Maxx and Sak’s Off 5th Avenue to Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and Best Buy in Glendale, Wauwatosa, Cudahy, Brown Deer, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, West Allis, Franklin, Fox Point, Brookfield and Germantown between November and January.- Sponsor – In a few instances police chased after the thieves traveling at high speeds in stolen vehicles. Two of the men were ultimately captured in chases. Thomas was apprehended on Jan. 10 while driving a stolen gray Mazda with Ohio license plates stolen from a Hertz rental center in Milwaukee, which he crashed into a curb and fire hydrant and then fled on foot.  Seven hours later Richardson was arrested the same way — while driving a black Volkswagen Passat stolen from the same Hertz rental store. He fled Milwaukee police while driving approximately 65 mph on city streets, blowing through 22 stop signs and four red lights before crashing into a vehicle on W. Olive St. and smacking into a home. Strickland and Porter are accused of continuing the grab and run thefts after Richardson and Thomas were arrested, cutting security cables of iPads, iPhones and Samsung phones at several stores. Richardson told authorities he stole the phones because he could sell each for a couple of hundred dollars. In other thefts, the men are accused of grabbing armfuls of clothing before running out of stores without paying for the merchandise. At Kohl’s in Glendale on Nov. 29 they filled shopping carts with Nike clothing before pushing the carts out of the store and getting into a stolen vehicle. The next day they grabbed numerous coats at TJ Maxx in Wauwatosa and put them into a cart before leaving the store. The four were seen in numerous surveillance videos inside and outside the stores and were seen on social media wearing stolen items or wearing the same clothing they wore during the thefts and robberies, according to the complaint. Arrest warrants have been issued for Porter and Strickland.  [Source: Journal-Sentinel]Police bring charges against fiveInvestigators with the Richlands, Virginia, police department obtained indictments against five individuals during the Jan. 16 term of grand jury. The indictments served last week were for 22 separate charges the majority of which are felonies.  Brian Russell Maggard is charged with credit card theft, credit card fraud and receiving goods from credit card fraud.  Joseph Adam Marshall was indicted for conspiracy, credit card theft, credit card fraud, and receiving goods from credit card fraud. Crystal Gayle Kegley also known as Crystal Gayle Miller was indicted for conspiracy, credit card theft, credit card fraud, and receiving goods from credit card fraud.  Tina Louise Reynolds was indicted on charges of credit card theft, credit card fraud and receiving goods from credit card fraud. Indictments were obtained against Brian Keith Mustard for DUI – 3rd Conviction w/i 5 Years, driving with a suspended license, after a DWI conviction, refusal of blood test, third refusal of bloodbreath test within 10 years, unlawfully attempting to purchase a firearm while under a protective order, concealed weapon  and violating a protective order.  An indictment was also handed down against James Ivan Odum for possession of a firearm while under a protective order.  [Source: SWVA News]Retailers are so wary of fraud they’re rejecting real customersRetailers are so worried about fraudulent purchases online, many say they’re rejecting legitimate transactions out of fear that they may be fake. Sixty-seven percent of retailers have online security measures that are quick to cancel any transaction that raises suspicion, according to a survey by Experian, a global information-services company. When gauging all businesses — a group that also includes banks and telecommunications companies — that figure rises to 71 percent. The concerns are causing companies to leave money on the table, as they go to ever-greater lengths to prevent hacking attacks and internet security breaches.Companies have a strong incentive to err on the side of caution: Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. plummeted last year after it disclosed a data breach, while the news that hackers stole the personal information of millions from Equifax Inc. sparked a class action lawsuit and outrage across the U.S.“There is no silver bullet when it comes to stopping fraud,” said Kathleen Peters, senior vice president of global fraud and identity at Experian. “Retailers really have to find this way to show consumers that they’re protecting them and balance that with an online experience that’s not too heavy-handed.” While only 5 percent of data breach incidents involve the retail sector, according to a Verizon report last year, the incidents are highly visible since they generally involve well-known brands. At the same time, instances of fraud seem to be on the rise: 63 percent of businesses told Experian their losses from fraud in the last 12 months were the same or higher than a year earlier. The study was based on interviews with 5,500 consumers and 500 business executives in 11 world markets. Companies are contending with criminals who are becoming more organized and creative in the ways they impersonate legitimate customers online, Peters said. The best way to counter this is to develop technology that lets them better identify legitimate customers. Creating layered security that protects customers without making transactions more cumbersome is still no easy task, she said. “They’re in this position because people are moving online quickly and the retail experience is changing,” she said.  [Source: Bloomberg]Canada Goose targets counterfeitersCanada Goose, the luxury winter coat company, is attempting to crack down on counterfeiters that are cutting into its market. The Toronto-based manufacturer has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago, aimed at Chinese counterfeiters that sell fake Canada Goose goods across hundreds of unauthorized websites. It remains to be seen how effective the crackdown will be. “It’s really difficult. The police do it, the federal authorities will go after them, but it’s really difficult because they pop up and they go away pretty quickly,” Steve Bernas of the Better Business Bureau says. Demand for genuine Canada Goose attire is high at Wicker Park’s Mildblend shop. “Michael Jordan shoes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, where people are always replicating that, and it seems like Canada Goose is taking the top seat as the thing to be replicated,” Matthew Kerr says. Some tips to avoid being fooled: Look for the hologram polar bear label sewn in the inside; counterfeit fur looks scraggly, tangled and sometimes dirty. On the trademark label, look for bigger leaves as an indicator of fraud and misspelled words. Canada Goose licensed retailers are listed on the company’s website. [Source: CBS Chicago News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Ex-Flash Manager: Adobe Ignored Smartphones Until It Was Too Late

first_imgWhat do you think of the death of mobile Flash? Take our poll on the subject or let us let us know in the comments. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Adobe#mobile#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology A former manager and engineer of Flash at Adobe said today that when the true smartphone revolution came in 2007 with the announcement of the iPhone is 2007, Adobe ignored it. Carlos Icaza co-founded Ansca Mobile, the creators of the Corona SDK, left Adobe in 2007 when his call for embracing the touchscreen smartphone evolution was ignored by Adobe executives. “They ignored it until it was too late,” Icaza said. “They were not looking out for the best interest of developers.” According to Icaza, Adobe chose to focus at the time on apps for feature phones. Adobe’s lack of foresight put the company in catch up mode and ultimately headaches and ridicule of the mobile industry leading to the news that Flash for mobile will soon die. Icaza started with Adobe in 1997 before moving to Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe for $3.1 billion, mostly for Flash. In an interview with ReadWriteWeb he said that half the mobile Flash team at Adobe carried iPhones in 2007. The writing was on the wall but Adobe ultimately thought that the iPhone would be a niche, which was popular stance among many executives and tech pundits at the time.Flash forward more than four years later and Adobe finally has got the message.“They dragged it on for months and months and three years down the line they finally kill it,” Icaza said. When Adobe finally did figure out that touch screen smartphones were the future and not just a fad, it created a glut of tools (like Adobe AIR and the AIR Marketplace) that tried to do a little bit for everyone. AIR has been built into the toolset for creating BlackBerry apps, especially for the QNX/BBX platform and Flash has been given Android compatibility since the release of Frozen Yogurt. What really makes little sense is how Adobe was not able to develop Flash to actually work well on mobile devices. The focus has long been on making sure that Flash can do more, more, more and be something for everybody. Adobe never took a step back and said that to do more, Flash may have to do less.“It became too much of a tangle,” Icaza said. “At the end of the day the focus on what was important was lost and what is important are the developers.”Icaza said that Adobe wanted to recreate the success of Flash mobile for feature phones in the same way that it succeeded in Japan, where there is a large commuter society that spends a lot of time on their phones while in transit to and from work. Icaza implied that it was this focus on trying to replicate this process was what blinded Adobe from the early stages of the most important evolution in computing since the advent of the World Wide Web. “Adobe said that smartphones were going to be a niche,” Icaza said. In a blog post earlier this year, Icaza said that Flash ultimately became a second-class citizen within Adobe, taking a backseat to the developer tools that the company makes money from as opposed to the standard that many of them were built on. “We were the darlings of the company,” Icaza said. “And we were ignored.”And now, Adobe is going to focus on HTML5. To a certain extent, the cycle starts all over again. Adobe released EDGE and now FlashPro that will turn Flash into HTML5. Icaza said that Adobe will have a PR nightmare on its hands trying to convince its three million Flash developers to scrap projects in Flash and move to HTML5. If you read the Adobe Twitter account today, that push is well under way.last_img read more

Kontakt’s product releases point to a new phase of beacon evolution

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingKontakt’s product releases point to a new phase of beacon evolution Posted on 31st August 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Kontakt’s product releases point to a new phase of beacon evolutionYou are here: Kontakt Gateway, with Location Engine softwareNew products from a Kracow, Poland-based international company give a glimpse of where beacons could be heading.The products from Kontakt.io — three hardware, one software — set up a beacon ecosystem that:makes beacons mobile on the thinnest-ever credit-card sized devices;adds beacons to the IFTTT ecosystem, where consumers or businesses can easily set up “if this/then that” interactions between systems and devices;allows a user to interact with the beacon system in multiple ways: if they have the lightweight beacon as a loyalty or ID card, if they have a Kontakt-compatible app, if they have an IFTTT-compatible app, or if they have an Eddystone-compatible browser;allows lightweight beacons to become part of a real-time tracking system for people, machinery or products;allow beacons in multiple locations to be remotely monitored;turns beacons into sensing devices that can manage their own power;turns beacons into NFC devices that can be used as part of a commerce authentication system, or RFID devices for tracking products.Previously, Kontakt Beacon Ambassador Marcin Kasz told me, the company’s product line consisted of a couple of beacon models plus supporting professional services. Here’s the new product lineup, the first three of which are hardware:The Beacon Pro, with a USB connection for configuration setup as well as for remote power, plus non-rechargeable batteries that the company says have a lifespan of five years without changing. There is also an NFC tag, a range of 70 meters and sensors that track light, motion and acceleration to control when the beacon is turned on or off.A credit card-sized Card Beacon (see image below) that has a range of 50 meters. Kontakt said this two-millimeter-thick device is the thinnest card beacon on the market. It can include either a RFID or NFC tag, and can run for up to 14 months with power savings enabled. It also has a motion sensor, so it can transmit less info or switch off automatically when it’s stationary. Standard price is $29 each, lower for bulk purchases.The Gateway (see image at top of page), which tracks the Beacon Pro and the Card Beacons, up to their respective ranges.The Location Engine software, which assembles the data collected by the Gateway and presents it as analytics on a dashboard map that can also be shown as a heatmap to indicate where Card Beacons are showing up most. It offers a Trigger feature, so that certain actions can be programmed based on proximity, like sending an email when a customer with a Card Beacon loyalty card walks into a store. Other possible triggers: displaying a favorite route to the customer or providing coupon incentives to her smartphone. And, because of the IFTTT integration, this beacon system can be used to trigger a huge number of interactions, like automatically unlocking a business’s front door and turning on the air conditioner when a Card Beacon is near.Card BeaconsThe Card Beacon and Beacon Pro support both iBeacon and Eddystone standards. The Eddystone standard from Google means that a user doesn’t need an app to interact with a beacon but can do so with a Eddystone-compatible mobile web browser. This browser can automatically see a web link being transmitted by the beacon, doing away with the app install hurdle.Kasz points to several unique features in the new product releases, helping Kontakt to differentiate itself from competitors like Bluvision. In addition to the thinnest-beacon-on-a-card, these include the availability of NFC and RFID and a “simple SDK” that needs to insert only one line of code into an app to make it compatible with Kontakt beacons.But it’s the suite of interactive technologies — including NFC, RFID, sensors, long battery life, USB communication to beacons, beacon management through a Gateway, IFTTT, lightweight beacons and triggers — that indicate a new wave of use cases for this technology. Instead of ceiling-based beacons, think of Tile’s personal beacons, but with more utility.Kasz points to a recent assessment by ABI Research that paints a bright future for the beacon, far beyond its customary role as a location pinger hanging from a retailer’s ceiling:“Though beacon retail technology is grabbing headlines, the future of BLE beacon shipments is not in retail. ABI Research forecasts the amount of BLE beacon shipments made in the personal tracking, IoT, and real-time location system (RTLS)/asset tracking markets will easily surpass those in retail.”Instead of a beacon parked in the ceiling of some megastore, dully sending out its location signal, the Kontakt ecosystem — especially when Card Beacons drop in price to pennies, as they are likely to do — suggests use cases that create fully interactive systems in stadiums, factories or streets, as well as in stores, and that far exceed the earlier visions for geofencing, NFC and RFID.From our sponsors: Kontakt’s product releases point to a new phase of beacon evolutionlast_img read more

Moto G (Gen 3) spotted in Flipkart listing

first_imgE-commerce retailer Flipkart has just listed the upcoming Moto G (Gen 3) on its site. Notably, Motorola itself is yet to unveil the new smartphone. Gadgetraid.com was the first to spot the listed smartphone. The listing is possibly not the official one, but a placeholder listing. Images of the device as well as most specifications of the smartphone have not been included in the listing. Flipkart is the official online partner for Motorola’s smartphones in India. The listing claims that the device will come with internal storage of 8GB and in the color White. It also claims that the model number of the Moto G (Gen 3) is AP3560AD1k8.  Previously rumored specifications have claimed that the smartphone will be powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 SoC alongside 2GB RAM. It is touted to sport a 5 or 5.2-inch 1080p display. It is expected to be 4G LTE enabled. Notably, Motorola President, Rick Osterloh had said in March that the company wished to continue with its annual product cycle with all its handsets. What this means is that the next generation of the Moto G is likely to be launched sometime in September, keeping in line with tradition.last_img read more


first_imgA NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS THURSDAY FOR SIOUX CITY’S PUBLIC AND PAROCHIAL STUDENTS, SO HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WILL BE WALKING ON CITY STREETS AND CROSSWALKS ATTENDING CLASSES.SGT. JASON ALLEN OF THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT MEANS DRIVERS NEED TO BE ALERT TO THE INCREASED FOOT TRAFFIC:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PDSCHOOL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..PAST FEW MONTHS.:19SGT. ALLEN SAYS CITY POLICE HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PDSCHOOL2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..BUILDING SAFELY. ;19ALLEN REMINDS DRIVERS THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO PASS A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS THAT HAS ITS STOP SIGN EXTENDED:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PDSCHOOL3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………KIDS SAFE. ;19THERE’S A WEBSITE FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S ” WALKING SCHOOL BUS PROGRAM” TO HELP PARENTS WITH ROUTE PLANNING AND SAFETY TIPS.https:healthysiouxland.org/youth-wellness/walking-school-bus/last_img read more

Australian team announcements for the 2018 Open Trans Tasman

first_imgThe following teams have been selected to represent Australia at the 2018 Open Trans Tasman series in Rotorua, New Zealand, 27th-29th AprilMEN’S OPENJames Blackwood NSWStuart Brierty NSWScott Buckley NSWScott Bundy NSWJustin Costello NSWShaun Francis QLDNick Good NSW (CAPTAIN)Cody Green QLDDylan Hennessey NSWJordan Horo NSWMichael Law QLDJordan Marshall-King NSWMadalitso Masache NSWPete Norman QLDJames Shute NSWAdam Pryde QLD WOMEN’S OPENTarryn Aiken QLDLizzie Campbell QLDTayla Clifford NSWMadison Crowe NSWDanielle Davis NSWRachelle (Shellie) Davis NSWHannah Dyball NSWEmily Hennessey QLDAshleigh Kearney QLDHayley Maddick QLDJessica McCall NSW (CAPTAIN)Sam Rodgers NSWCatherine Sargent QLDKim Sue See QLDTamika Upton QLDMarikki Watego QLD MIXED OPENLeah Opie-Lukins NSWElin Mortimer NSWZara Nicholas NSWPaige Parker QLDLeah Percy VICKatherine Stevens QLDJayden Benbow QLDJustin Cridland QLDTim Glazebrook QLDLachlan Hoch QLDSimon Lang NSWAlex Langbridge NSWHayden Moffatt QLDCameron Nicholls NSW (CAPTAIN)Corey Russell QLDMichael Singh QLDlast_img read more