5 dead after Northern California wildfire engulfs vehicles, officials say

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Five people were killed when a wildfire engulfed their vehicles in Northern California, authorities said.The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the victims were found in scorched vehicles Thursday in the town of Paradise, where the Camp Fire has ravaged entire neighborhoods.The blaze ignited Thursday morning in Pulga, a community in Butte County nestled in the Plumas National Forest, and strong winds fanned the flames overnight.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Ventev to Showcase Advanced Wireless Fast Charging Capabilities at CES 2018

first_imgVentev Mobile, the maker of premium mobile accessories, is set to feature its fast wireless chargers, USB Type-C chargers, and advanced new cables, at the CES 2018 event. Amongst the highlights from Ventev will be its new wireless charging stand, the wireless pro dock for cars, and a range of USB Power Delivery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology accessories.The chargers, cables, and docks on display will include the following:The Ventev Wireless Charge Stand is one of the fastest universal wireless chargers on the market. Its slim charging puck houses a low-profile charging coil that takes advantage of all three major wireless charging standards—Qi, PMA, and Fast Wireless Charging—to deliver 15 watts of power. Three times more powerful than conventional wireless chargers, the wireless charge stand is also fully adjustable, charging phones of all sizes in landscape or portrait mode at two different angles, or flat on a table.The wireless charging car kit, the Wireless-Pro Dock, is Ventev’s universal 15-watt car charger. It secures a phone with spring-loaded arms, and clips to a car’s air vents with a longer arm that makes sure air flows from the vents. Capable of charging wirelessly through Qi, PMA, and Fast Wireless Charging, the wireless pro dock delivers more power than most wireless chargers, which have traditionally been 5 watts. That means phones and tablets will charge while streaming music or using GPS in the car, unlike other wireless chargers that might only slow the battery drain during heavy use. The wireless pro dock is bundled with a 3-foot 3-inch, tangle-free charge sync cable, and a dash port rq1300.The Charge Stand 3000c is the next-generation device originally developed through a crowd-funding campaign. Based on the extremely popular Micro USB and Apple Lightning versions, the latest version is a USB Type-C charger, a 3,000 mAh portable battery and charging stand in one convenient device. It cradles phones upright in landscape or portrait mode, allowing users to keep an eye on their device hands free. It’s perfect for watching movies on a plane, or propping up the phone as an alarm clock in a hotel.The Wall Port PD1300 harnesses the power of USB Type-C to deliver up to 45 watts of power. It eliminates the need to carry different chargers for laptops, tablets, and phones—because the Wall Port PD1300 can charge all three. The Dash Port PD1300 takes full advantage of the latest USB Power Delivery standards for the car, so that users can charge their phone, laptop, or tablet while driving, with up to 27 watts of power. The Wall Port RQ1300 is compatible with ultra-fast Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which charges devices four times faster than conventional USB charging. It also rapid charges Apple devices. The Dash Port RQ1300 mini is a slim but powerful car charger. It’s Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology certified, but is also universally compatible, capable of delivering 12 watts to Rapid Charge iPhones and iPads. There’s even an illuminated USB port to guide plug-in.Ventev Powercell 6010+ is a slim portable battery and wall charger that has the juice to provide nearly two full charges for standard flagship phones. It is available with USB Type-C or Apple Lightning connections, with a charging connector that tucks neatly into the device for storage. When used as a battery, it can charge devices on-the-go nearly as fast as a wall charger, while folding prongs make it easy and convenient to store in a bag or briefcase.Ventev has also extended its line of ChargeSync cables to include a new C<->C connector in white to match Google’s line of phones, as well as a jet black color option and 10-foot cable for its line of ChargeSync alloy cables. A line of cables paired with Nite Ize Gear Tie Cordable Twist ties to enhance cord management was also announced.Click here to learn more about product releases at CES 2018.last_img read more

Turn iPhone Photos into Postcards – No Stamps Required!

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Are you an iPhone-equipped world traveler? If so, then you’re going to love Postino, the latest app from AnguriaLab. This mobile application lets you take iPhone photos and turn them into postcards which you can send to your family and friends. And no, they don’t mean “e-cards” (although Postino supports those, too) – they mean actual, printed out, physical cards sent through the good ol’ fashioned snail mail service.Postino is not the first iPhone application that allows you to send postcards via your mobile device. However, it’s definitely the one to beat at this point. Their competitors, Go Postal and TapTap Cards, both have one major limitation: postcards can be sent to U.S. addresses only. They also don’t offer an e-card option. When you launch the Postino app, you can choose to snap a photo or choose one from your library. You’re able to adjust the image by zooming in and positioning it however you want and optionally choose a frame to go around the photo. Then you enter in your message, signature, and the address of the person you wish to send the card to. If you’d like, you can also optionally draw the signature on the phone’s screen using your finger so it looks more like an actual signature. If you enter in an email address, the “postcard” is sent virtually, like an e-card. If you enter in a street address however, a postcard will be printed out on high-quality paper and mailed for you. You can even have your GPS location included in the card! The only cost to you is the price of the “virtual stamp” – $1.99 (U.S.) which is paid via Paypal. Postino is available now in the iTunes App Store for free.center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web sarah perezlast_img read more

No murder charges for east Columbia shooter

first_imgThe Boone County prosecutor says he will not charge the man who shot and killed Cameron Caruthers at an east Columbia home two years ago.Dan Knight said Tuesday that Ricky Gurley acted in self-defense at the home on Dawn Ridge Road in May 2017, after the 28-year-old Caruthers threatened to kill Gurley and Caruthers’ ex-girlfriend.Gurley was found guilty in federal court of being a felon in possession of a gun. He got a two-year sentence with credit for time served, and three years’ probation.last_img

Data-Driven Intelligence & SAP HANA on Intel Architecture

first_imgSAP and Intel have been working together since 1997 to co-develop technologies that help deliver business value to the enterprise. We’ve seen tremendous change since the early years of our collaboration: The flood of diverse, fast-moving data that now typifies business workflows would have been unimaginable 17 years ago, as would the impact of cloud computing and the proliferation of mobile devices, both of which have hugely changed our expectations of how and where we work.Luckily, getting out ahead of change is what Intel and SAP are good at. We offer next-generation technologies that can help businesses seize the opportunities presented by big data, mobility and the cloud—and help lead businesses toward greater efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability.The SAP HANA* business platform, developed in collaboration with Intel and powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, helps companies bring transactions and analytics together to propel smarter business decisions. In the past, organizations maintained one database for their transactional applications, such as those in the SAP Business Suite*, and another for their analytics applications, such as SAP NetWeaver* and Business Warehouse*.But the SAP HANA in-memory database, optimized for Intel® architecture, enables the integration of data-driven intelligence into real-time transactional processes from within a single platform. SAP HANA is a high-speed, massively scalable data warehouse that can ingest data in real-time and deliver insights at the speed and volume needed to support instantaneous business processes on an enterprise scale. SAP HANA’s in-memory capabilities support real-time business scenarios while dramatically reducing total costs.Running SAP HANA on Intel Xeon processors lets businesses take advantage of Intel’s proven reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features so you can trust that your mission critical data applications will be available when you need them. The Intel architecture also helps ensure the HANA platform can scale almost without limit, allowing you to easily adapt to changing demands. Intel Xeon processors also have built-in security features such as high-speed data encryption to help ensure that your data is better protected.SAP HANA running on Intel architecture offers next-generation mobility, providing access to data and applications from anywhere and on the device of your choice. SAP HANA is available on-demand through the cloud, and supports SAP business applications on a wide range of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, 2-in-1 devices, Ultrabooks™ and laptops, so employees can work smarter, respond faster, and have access to all the information they need to make better decisions, no matter where work takes them.To learn how SAP HANA running on Intel Xeon processors can power real-time business on an enterprise scale, download our solution brief Infuse Your Business with Real-time, Data-driven Intelligence.Watch this video to learn how Virtustream uses SAP HANA running on Intel Xeon processors to power a highly scalable and reliable platform for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering. Take the conversation a step further.Follow Rob at @RobShiveley for more insights into creating competitive advantage through data center optimization.Here is a message you can share:Get real-time business intelligence: #SAPHANA on #Intel Xeon=mission critical in-memory performance. http://intel.ly/1kpCjYplast_img read more

Azkals off to Kathmandu

first_imgView comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout “This will be as good as any chance for us to qualify,” Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband told the Inquirer. “We were so close in 2014 and for some of the players, it was one of their biggest disappointments. But now we have another chance.”The Azkals will be returning to a country where it has already achieved success, having reached the semifinals of the AFC Challenge Cup for the first time in 2012 in the Nepalese capital.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Make a new boxing star shine here After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ The Philippine Azkals left for the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu early Wednesday with the goal of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time when the continental showpiece event is played in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.Held to back-to-back draws by Yemen in the last two qualifying matches, the Azkals hope to finally nail the Asian Cup berth with a win over Nepal on Nov. 14 at ANFA Stadium in Kathmandu.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytaylast_img read more

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gambhir flops for Delhi while Mumbai beat Rajasthan

first_imgHimachal Pradesh hammered Delhi into submission with an emphatic 185-run win in a Vijay Hazare Trophy group B encounter on Sunday.This is second defeat in a row for young Rishabh Pant-led Delhi. They will have to win all their remaining matches in order to harbour hopes of qualifying for the knock-outs.Batting first, Himachal Pradesh piled up a massive 339 for 8 in 50 overs with opener Prashant chopra smashing way to 159 off 140 balls with 24 boundaries and three sixes. (MS Dhoni’s hundred helps Jharkhand sink Chhattisgarh in Vijay Hazare Trophy)He added 115 for the 3rd wicket with Paras Dogra (77 off 65 balls) that had four boundaries and four sixes. Debutant left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya took 3/61 while other seamer Navdeep Saini had figures of 3/63 to show for his effort.In reply, Delhi were shot out for 154 in 37 overs with six players failing to cross double figures.Gambhir was out in the second over without troubling scores. The highly rated Rishabh Pant is also having a poor tournament getting out for two after scoring 5 in the first game.Debutant Sarthak Ranjan scored a dedate 37 off 56 balls with five boundaries.Off-spinner Dheeraj Kumar wreaked havoc with 5/24 in 8 overs.MUMBAI BEAT RAJASTHANAkhil Herwadkar scored a fine fifty as Mumbai defeated Rajasthan by five wickets in a truncated Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.In a match reduced to 38-over-a-side, Rajasthan scored 181 for nine and in reply, Mumbai comfortably reached the target in just 29.1 overs, losing five wickets in the process.Put in to bat by Mumbai, Rajasthan lost four of their wickets with just 50 runs on the board, before Salman Khan (37) and Mahipal Lomror (49) managed to steady the boat. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni named Jharkhand captain for Vijay Hazare Trophy)advertisementThe duo put on a crucial 68 runs together for the fifth wicket.Lower down the order, Kamlesh Nagarkoti chipped in with an important 21 runs to take the team to a respectable total.For Mumbai, Shardul Thakur (3/47) was the pick of the bowlers.Chasing 182 for victory, Mumbai got off to a good start with opener Herwadkar (50) and one-down batsman Shreyas Iyer (41) taking the team past 100-run mark, having shared a 67-run stand for the second wicket.After Iyer’s dismissal, Herwadkar found and able partner in skipper Aditya Tare (36 not out) and the two put on a 51-run partnership for the fourth wicket to almost drive Mumbai home.Mumbai eventually reached 184 for five with 53 balls to spare.For Rajasthan, Tajinder Singh claimed three wickets for 45 runs.Brief scores: Rajasthan: 181 for 9 in 38 overs (Mahipal Lomror 49, Salman Khan 37; Shardul Thakur 3/47).last_img read more

2 days ago​Depay praises Man Utd midfielder Pereira for Liverpool performance

first_img​Depay praises Man Utd midfielder Pereira for Liverpool performanceby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has praised the club’s attacking midfielder Andreas Pereira.The latter has endured some criticism from United fans for his indifferent displays this season.But Pereira was impressive in the no.10 role as United battled for a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.And he earned praise from Depay for that performance.When Pereira posted about the game on his Instagram account, Depay replied by saying “You was [fire emoji].” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Flying High Liquids and gels not to be stolen from

first_imgFlying HighLiquids and gels not to be stolen from us by security – (hooray!) the days of passengers having their bottles of H2O taken from them at security could be over after a special scanner was developed by British scientists which can detect liquid explosives. Air-side retailers of drinks are likely to be less thrilled with the news.**For Sale: New Zealand village** – fancy a slice of the Land of the Long White Cloud? Otira – (population: 44) has a school, railway station, town hall, 18 houses and a hotel. Yours for just $1m – bargain.Mykonos voted hottest spot – among Europe’s islands, say Condé Nast Traveller magazine readers.## Grounded****![](http://content.skyscnr.com/3ef0ba4f864a041f3541bacdc1722dbc/mini_skirt_legs.jpg)******Italians ban miniskirts!** – Castellammare di Stabia is to be the latest location in Italy to crack down on what is deemed to be anti-social behaviour. Short skirts and other clothing deemed too revealing will be banned, and therefore “restore urban decorum”.There will also be a ban on sunbathing and playing football in public places. Sounds like a real fun town. Read more on [Unusual Laws here](http://www.skyscanner.net/news/articles/2010/07/007230-skyscanner-top-ten-unusual-laws-to-watch-out-for-on-holiday.html)Middle Earth to relocate? Union action of over actors’ working conditions has unnerved Director Peter Jackson and the fate of Middle Earth is now under threat. Jackson is considering moving production of The Hobbit movie overseas, possibly even to the UK. New Zealand fans of Tolkien’s fantasy world have taken to the streets to implore Jackson to keep Middle Earth Kiwi.**Airport Passenger Duty to arrive on 1st November** – Will it affect your plans? [Vote in our APD poll now! ](http://www.skyscanner.net/news/articles/2010/10/008645-apd-tax-will-it-affect-your-travel-plans-vote-now.html)ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlying High | GroundedChristmas shopping significantly cheaper in New York than in the UK, according to a Post Office survey.Flying High | GroundedVirgin Galactic makes first flight-Passengers could have been falsely charged for luggageFlying High | GroundedFlying High | Groundedlast_img read more