Father, son dead after small plane crash in California

first_img SHARE Published: June 5, 2017 6:12 AM EDT SANTA ROSA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) Fire officials say a father and son have died after the small plane they were in crashed in Southern California.The Ventura County Star reports that the victims, both from Calabasas, were a 57-year-old man and his 15-year-old son. They were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants on the plane.The Ventura County Fire Department says firefighters received a report Sunday that a small plane had crashed in Santa Rosa Valley.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the Piper PA-28 aircraft had “crashed under unknown circumstances.”The crash happened about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.Kenitzer said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board would investigate the crash. Recommended Author: AP Former Phillies pitcher, three others die in Utah plane crash Father, son dead after small plane crash in California Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. A baby and 2 adults are killed when a small plane crashes in a Utah backyard last_img read more

Vaunix Now Offering its Multi-port Step Attenuators with Ethernet Control

first_imgVaunix, a leading provider of portable and programmable RF/microwave test devices, has announced the release of the first two in a series of Ethernet controlled Lab Bricks. The two new multiport Lab Brick Digital Attenuators are the 4-port LDA-802Q, and the 8-port LDA 802-8, each operating from 200 MHz to 8 GHz for a variety of L-band, S-band, and C-band applications that require the need for single-shot or repeating attenuation ramps.These solid-state, rugged, yet low-cost 50-ohm step attenuators are bi-directional and offer a high dynamic range of 120 dB. They also feature an impressive, ultra-fine step size of 0.1 dB for ultimate signal attenuation control.These portable and programmable RF/microwave test devices have been designed to suit high-speed MIMO test platforms as they are easily programmed for fixed attenuation or swept attenuation ramps/fading profiles directly from the included Graphical User Interface (GUI). Additional testing applications include Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE, and DVB systems, and microwave radio simulators.Test technicians wishing to develop their interface, can utilize Vaunix’s included LabVIEW drivers, Windows API DLL files, Linux drivers, macOS SDK examples, and more.The portable, hand-held lab brick units can also be packaged as a single rack unit for ATE stands.Click here for more information.last_img read more

Track mentors developing ambitious plans for Japan’s runners before 2020 Olympics

first_img Hiroyasu Tsuchie, Japan’s Olympic development director for sprinting, speaks during a news conference at the National Training Center on Friday. | KAZ NAGATSUKA GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS Tokyo 2020, 2020 Olympics, Yoshihide Kiryu, Japan Association of Athletics Federations, Kazunori Asaba, Tadasu Kawano, Yuta Shitara, Hiroyasu Tsuchie Japan’s track and field athletes have enjoyed some notable achievements in recent years, including medal-winning feats by the men’s 4×100-meter relay team and Yuta Shitara’s recent national marathon record-breaking performance.But with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in just over two years, the sport’s leaders here do not want to waste time and hope to have further success with firm development plans for its athletes.center_img “Having observed the Pyeongchang Olympics and how our Japanese athletes had success in it, it made us reacknowledge that we’ve got to have proper development strategies,” Japan Association of Athletics Federations development director Kazunori Asaba said at a news conference at Tokyo’s National Training Center on Friday. “And they need support from both inside and outside.”There won’t be a global tournament like the Olympics or world championships this year, but the JAAF intends to pour full energy into the Aug. 18-Sept. 2 Asian Games in Indonesia as this year’s flagship event for its athletes.Last year, the men’s 4×100-meter relay team, which earned the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, captured another medal (bronze) at August’s IAAF World Championships in London. Also, Yoshihide Kiryu broke the nation’s 10-second barrier in the men’s 100, clocking 9.98 in September. Those feats have clearly captured the attention of fans and the general public.“The overall individual level in the 100 and 200 has risen,” said Hiroyasu Tsuchie, who’s serving as Japan’s Olympic development director for sprinting. “We’ve won the silver at the Olympics and bronze at worlds last year. We only have gold to win left.”Tsuchie, a former Olympic sprinter who has coached Kiryu, said that the JAAF would hold more training camps for the relay teams and have them compete at international meets more often this year.“We intend to have trials and errors to develop our teams, while we also want to find new talent for the future,” Tsuchie said.The marathon-crazed country also pays attention to long-distance running and the JAAF intends to do its best to live up to the pressure two summers from now on the world’s largest sporting stage.Tadasu Kawano, the Olympic development director for long-distance disciplines, stated that the 2018 season would be “the most important year” toward the Tokyo Olympics.Last year, the JAAF introduced the Marathon Grand Championship series format with the intention of developing its runners and providing more fairness in the selection process for the Olympics. The runners with the best marks and places in the selected races will compete at the series finale in 2019 to determine the representatives for the 2020 Games.The series seems to have worked so far. The most noteworthy evidence was seen at the Tokyo Marathon in February, when Shitara broke the 16-year national record with a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, 11 seconds. Twelve men and six women have qualified for the series’s final competition so far.“We have reached our original goal to raise the level for our long-distance running,” Kawano said. “But we still have a long way (to go) to compete on par with the world’s elites.“We are going to have to keep working hard, and if we keep raising our level in 2018, we could see their backs.”Kawano added that the JAAF would concentrate this year on training marathoners who have already qualified for the MGC final race, while it would also work out measures to cope with the heat, which the participants will have to deal with at the Tokyo Olympics.“We would like to collect some data so we will be able to take advantage of them going forward,” Kawano said.Meanwhile, Asaba said that the JAAF would cautiously have to come up with strategies to adjust to a new global ranking system.This year, the International Association of Athletics Federations will introduce the new ranking system, which will serve as the qualification criteria for IAAF-organized global tourneys like the world championships and Olympics. The rankings will be determined based on points that the athletes earn.Previously, athletes could compete at global events once they have qualifications marks provided by the IAAF. But with the establishment of a new system, athletes will have to accumulate points by competing. RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Additional competitions for young horses aiming for 2020 World Breeding Championships for Young Horses

first_img 6 August 2020, 10:20 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2020 in Barcelona cancelled Eligibility for the classes at these shows:All WBFSH breeds, are eligible to compete.5-Year-Olds:At each three events the classes will be run under Article 274/8.1.The height bands of 1m20 will apply for the qualifier classes and 1m25 for the final classes6-Year-Olds:At each 3 qualifying events, the classes will be run under Article 274/8.1.The height bands of 1m25 will apply to the qualifier classes and 1m30 for the final class7-Year-Olds:At each 3 qualifying events, the class will be run under Article 274/8.1.The height bands of 1m35 will apply to the qualifier classes and 1m40 for the final class 25 December 2015, 23:01 FEI Secretary General voices support for Officials at London Olympia Tags: FEI, Horse Sport Ireland, Lanken, showjumping, WBFSH 29 April 2020, 12:20 FEI Board approves resolutions based on Calendar Task Forces proposals Related news stories Additional competitions for young horses aiming for 2020 World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 24 July 2020, 12:59 Home  »  Featured News  »  Additional competitions for young horses aiming for 2020 World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 14 February 2020, 09:30 Official FEI Pony Measuring Session 4 September 2020, 15:54 FEI Tribunal alerts community to avoidable contamination risk Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to announce that three additional competitions have been scheduled for young horses aiming for the 2020 FEI-WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Lanaken in Belgium.Horse Sport Ireland is grateful to the venues below who have included additional opportunities to all young horses registered in a WBFSH registered studbook to develop their competition record during their shows this year. In this particularly challenging year, there have been less competition opportunities due to Covid-19  to develop good jumping records for young horses and opportunities to familiarise the horses with jump off classes. By running these extra classes for 5, 6 and 7-year-old young horses, these venues are assisting the owners and riders of these horses to develop the competition record of their horses prior to the FEI WBFSH Young horse championships in Belgium this year.It should be noted that IRL has yet to receive an allocation within the FEI Quota and places may not be allocated as same are based on other Nations not utilising their full quota allocations. Historically, the FEI quota horse (defined below) required a strong competition record to secure a place at the championships. These extra competition opportunities are open to all World Breeding Federation for Sport Horse breeds of horse and will significantly assist in the selection of the FEI quota and Irish Studbook quota horses alike.For the FEI WBFSH Young horse championships, the FEI quota horses are defined as:Horses ridden by Irish FN licenced rider’s but not included in the “WBFSH Quota system”.  These are horses that have a studbook passport, which is a WBFSH breed, other than Irish Sport Horse or Warmblood studbook of Ireland. However, it should be noted by owners that these competitions will be open to all WBFSH breeds of horse.Selection Criteria – https://www.horsesportireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Final-Approved_CH-M-YH-S-Lanaken-FEI-Quota-Policy_-004.pdfIn preparation for a results-based selection process the following venues have kindly agreed to host these additional classes and support the prize fund, as part of their shows, between the end of July and mid-August, this year.30th July            Summer Classic Series9th August         Tipperary Equestrian Centre12th August       Cuffesgrange show 27 November 2019, 12:38 FEI General Assembly Report – Pony Measuringlast_img read more

Wanted man found in Windsor

first_imgAman was released from police custody in May with a requirement to attend court in June, but reportedly failed to do so, Chatham-Kent police said.A warrant was issued for his arrest. On Friday afternoon, the 49-year-old man was found in Windsor and arrested by Windsor Police.He was transported to Chatham-Kent police headquarters, where he was given a court date.It was learned through further investigation the man also had a warrant for his arrest in London, police said. Therefore, arrangements were made for his release to London Police.Public intoxicationOn Friday night, a 57-year-old Woodslee woman was found in front of a business in Thamesville.She appeared intoxicated and unable to care for herself, police said.She was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and transported to police headquarters, where she was held until sober.last_img read more

Sevens World Series set to rock Port Elizabeth

first_img3 December 2013 The third round of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, kicks off in Port Elizabeth on Saturday with hosts South Africa aiming to go one better than they did in reaching the final in Dubai this past weekend. The Blitzbokke posted wins over Argentina, Russia, Samoa, Kenya and England before being stopped by an in-form Fiji in the final. After a fourth place finish at the Gold Coast Sevens, it was a welcome improvement for coach Neil Powell’s team and it lifted them to third in the standings, just behind New Zealand and Fiji. In Port Elizabeth, South Africa will be in Pool B with Kenya, who are coached by former Blitzbokke coach Paul Treu, Canada and Spain.Pools Dubai champions Fiji face Scotland, Australia and France in Pool A, New Zealand take on Wales, Portugal and the United States in Pool C, and England play Argentina, Samoa and Zimbabwe, a team sure to be very well supported, in Pool D. South African supporters will be able to meet the Springbok squad at the Woolworths Court in the Walmer Park Mall on Wednesday between 14:00 and 15:00. Tickets for the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens are available from all Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets, as well as online through www.computicket.com. The Blitzbokke’s training will take place on the B-field of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium daily and will be open to the media, expecting for the Captain’s Run on Friday.Schedule The action on Saturday will begin at 09:00 with the Aggreko Tag Rugby Tournament on the B and C fields at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Gates open at 10:00, with the first match kicking off at 11:00 and the last one starting at 19:58. On Sunday, a Tag Rugby under-13 National Tournament will take place on the B and C fields from 09:00. Gates open at 10:00, with kick off at 11:11. The Shield final will be played at 17:43, the Bowl final takes place at 18:06, the Plate final at 16:33, and the playoff for third at 18:58. The draw for the Las Vegas Sevens will follow at 19:20, followed by the Cup final at 19:30 and the presentation of the trophy at 20:00.last_img read more

Which Electronic Article Surveillance Technology Is Your Best Defense against Shrink? AM, RF, or…

first_imgRetail crime remains one of the most serious threats facing the retail industry. Shrink, otherwise known as a reduction in inventory due to shoplifting, employee theft, or other errors, significantly impacts a retailer’s bottom line—to the tune of nearly $100 billion annually in direct losses worldwide. Regardless of where retail operations are located, shrink is a universal foe. That’s why retailers need to know what electronic article surveillance (EAS) technologies are in the tool box to win.EAS is an important defense against the rise of casual and organized retail theft. Traditional approaches to help solve retailers’ shrink challenges include acousto-magnetic (AM) and radio-frequency (RF) technologies developed for EAS. Retailers are also leveraging radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology for loss prevention. When it comes to protecting the bottom line, retailers need to understand and overcome the complexities of implementing an EAS system optimized for their product range, store layouts, and business goals.The strengths and weaknesses of each approach depends on its underlying technology, in particular on the frequency and frequency band used to detect anti-theft tags and labels. No single technology will meet the requirements of every retailer. But whether a retailer wants to implement traditional EAS or apply RFID technology to EAS, options are available for retailers to explore their benefits and limitations in order to decide which can best meet their loss prevention goals.- Sponsor – The Technical ExplanationAll EAS technologies rely on electronic communication between a controller (or reader) that sends an electromagnetic signal and a tag to which it responds. The range, noise immunity, ability to carry information, and resistance to countermeasures determine the effectiveness of a technology, and these factors all depend on the frequency used to create the link.Acousto-magnetic technologies send out pulses at a low frequency of 58,000 cycles per second (58 kHz) in a tight band of just ± 600 Hz, or ± 1 percent. AM systems are “one-bit,” that is, detecting tags designed to resonate at this frequency but send no additional information.Radio frequency technologies pulse at 8,200,000 Hz (8.2 MHz, more than 140 times the AM frequency). The frequency band is wider: ± 1MHz, or >12 percent. Like AM, RF detects only the presence of a resonating tag.Radio-frequency identification technology originally was developed for military and space applications and the EPC Generation 2 UHF RFID standard is used for store EPC inventory visibility in fashion retailing. Operating at an ultra-high frequency from 902 to 928 MHz in North America or 865.6 to 867.6 MHz in Europe, RFID operates at more than 100 times higher than RF, using a much narrower frequency band—about two-tenths of 1 percent. Unlike AM and RF, RFID is a true communications technology—the RFID tag responds to communication from the RFID reader with data that include SKU and other product-related information, not just confirmation of its presence.Although, technically, RF and RFID both use radio frequencies, they are very different technologies and behave differently in every respect.Retail Shrink Is a Universal Foe. Which EAS Anti-Theft Technology Works Best For You?Global retail theft cost nearly $100 billion last year 34 percent from shoplifting alone. From big box chains to tiny boutiques, retailers use electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems to reduce shoplifting and protect profits. Acousto-magnetic (AM), radio frequency (RF), and radio frequency identification (RFID) EAS systems are options available to most effectively meet retailers’ needs.Choosing the Best Technology for Your BusinessSTOREFRONTAcousto-Magnetic (AM)Wide detection coverage; pedestals, concealed, or discreet optionsHighly immune to spurious signals common to store environments; fewer nuisance alarmsMaximized floor selling space with minimal restrictions on placement of tagged merchandiseRadio Frequency (RF)Wide detection coverage; pedestals and discreet optionsVulnerable to nuisance alarms caused by electrical interferences from common store sourcesSusceptible to interference from metal doors or edging; some reduction to selling spaceRadio Frequency Identification (RFID)Wide detection coverage; overhead, pedestals, concealed, or discreet optionsUnaffected by spurious signals common to store environments; fewer nuisance alarmsDesignated storefront tag-free zone reduces nuisance alarms; some impact to selling spaceMERCHANDISE CATEGORIES TO PROTECTAcousto-Magnetic (AM)Range of hard tags and robust labels to protect wide array of merchandise categoriesWorks well on liquids, metals, and products with foil packaging; immune to body shieldingLabels can be reused and reactivatedRadio Frequency (RF)Broad range of hard tags, along with flat-profile labels ideal for packaged goods with flexible application optionsPerformance degrades on liquids, metals, and products with foil packaging; not immune to body shieldingLabels cannot be reactivatedRadio Frequency Identification (RFID)Broad range of swing tickets, labels, and hard tags suitable for multiple merchandise categoriesPerformance degrades on liquids, metals, and foil packaging; not immune to body shieldingTags and labels can be reused; item-level data can be encoded for inventory intelligence solutionsOTHER CONSIDERATIONSAcousto-Magnetic (AM)Custom integration of deactivation with various barcode scannersConnectivity to Shrink Management as a Service (SMaaS) reporting platform for data analytics and remote equipment managementSelect systems are RFID ready for migration to item-level intelligenceRadio Frequency (RF)Easy integration of deactivation into “EAS-ready” barcode scannersConnectivity to Shrink Management as a Service (SMaaS) reporting platform for data analytics and remote equipment monitoringSelect systems are RFID ready for migration to item-level intelligenceRadio Frequency Identification (RFID)Integration with POS and inventory management solutions for item-level visibilityConnectivity to TrueVUE platform for inventory intelligence and shrink visibilityMigration path to RFID item-level inventory dataSensormatic offers RFID, AM, and now RF. Download the full white paper at sensormatic.com/lp0619. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more