Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police identified the two victims who was shot and killed in Hempstead earlier this week as New Cassel men in their 20s.Police said the two victim were sitting in a car in front of 105 Belmonte Parkway when they were approached by gunman who fired several shots into the vehicle, striking both victims at 1:11 p.m. Monday.The first victim, 27-year-old Leonel Volcy was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, 20-year-old Yvenel Fede, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Born in East London in 1950, Jody Scheckter earned his first Formula One drive with McLaren as a 22-year-old.Scheckter’s 1979 success was something for Ferrari fans to hold on to, because it would take the famous Italian team with the prancing horse another 21 years before they celebrated producing a world champion again. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa ReporterAfter 21 years without success, Ferrari finally crowned a Formula One world champion in 2000 when Michael Schumacher won the prestigious title. Ironically, it was thanks to this lack of success that the previous Ferrari champion first became known to the new generation of racing fans. He was South Africa’s Jody Scheckter.Born in East London in 1950, Scheckter earned his first Formula One drive with McLaren as a 22-year-old.In 1972 he enjoyed one Grand Prix drive and in 1973 he certainly made an impact – though not the kind he would have wanted to make. Competing in the British Grand Prix, Scheckter ran wide coming out of a corner and spun back across the track. A huge pile-up followed and the race was stopped with half the field wiped out in the crash.That season Scheckter started five grands prix but failed to register a championship point.Moved to TyrrellThe next year, 1974, Scheckter was signed by Tyrrell following the retirement of three-time world champion Jackie Stewart and the death of driver Francois Cevert at the end of the 1973 season. It proved a good move for the South African and for Tyrrell. Scheckter finished third in the championship, winning the Swedish Grand Prix and the British Grand Prix – a major win for British team Tyrrell.In 1975 Sheckter won once, in front of his home fans, at the South African Grand Prix. He accumulated 20 points for the season and finished in joint seventh place.The following year he drove the unorthodox six-wheeled Tyrrell-Ford Type P-34. Scheckter took the car to its only win in its first outing in Sweden. Nonetheless, the South African ace enjoyed a consistent season and finished third in the world championship standings.Runner-upIn 1977 Scheckter joined the newly founded Wolf team of Austro-Canadian oil millionaire Walter Wolf. Despite the team being newcomers to Formula One, Scheckter performed exceptionally. He won the Canadian, Monaco and Argentinian Grands Prix and finished runner-up in the championship to the great Austrian Niki Lauda.1978 was not as successful a year for Scheckter. He failed to win a race and scored 24 points to tie for seventh in the championship.World championScheckter joined Ferrari for the 1979 season and things went much better for the South African. He won in Italy, Monaco and Belgium and was crowned world champion.He raced one more season in 1980, but did not have a good year and retired. During his career he took part in 113 grands prix, won 10 of them, finished second 14 times and third 10 times.His 1979 success was something for Ferrari fans to hold on to, because it would take the famous Italian team with the prancing horse another 21 years before they celebrated producing a world champion again.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Related Posts This morning, Portland-based Urban Airship commercially launched its In-App Purchasing Product for Android. The company describes the service as a “last mile” offering for developers that simplifies the process of integrating in-app purchasing features within Android applications. The new service is similar to Urban Airship’s in-app purchases services for iOS, which launched just 18 months ago. Since then, the company has enabled over 2.8 million transactions.Urban Airship says it designed its in-app service for Android while participating in Google’s in-app beta test program, developing its features alongside Google’s in preparation for this launch. Tags:#Android#apps#mobile sarah perez The new In-App Purchase for Android service offers the following features:Dynamic content: The Android Market limits application size to 25 MB, but apps using Urban Airship In-App Purchase can grow beyond that. Developers upload paid and free content to the Urban Airship servers, and those servers deliver the content to the end user when it’s needed.Security: Urban Airship validates all purchase receipts before delivering content to the application.Versioning and updates: Urban Airship tracks updates to purchasable content and notifies users when updates are available. Developers can fix bugs in their updates without shipping an additional app update.The program complements UA’s recently launched Push for Android service, launched in March, which offers an alternative to Google’s default solution, C2DM. You can learn more about that service here.Urban Airship by the NumbersUrban Airship supports a large number of developers on the iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms, and serves over 100 million mobile devices. To date, it has delivered over 2.6 billion push notifications in total, at a rate of 15 million push messages per day. Year-over-year, the company says the number of notifications it sends out has increased by 1,555%.With in-app purchases, as noted above, Urban Airship has delivered over 2.9 million transactions, and its customers make an average of 8,000 in-app purchases per day.Developers interested in signing up for the new Android service can do so here. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
Tags:#Connected Devices#IoT#robotics#Yamaha Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Japanese conglomerate Yamaha has launched its own Advanced Robotics Automation platform, a system that connects Internet of Things (IoT) and other devices together.The platform looks to lower the cost of automated production lines and provide more compatibility between IoT products, according to Yamaha.See Also: IIoT could boost GDP by $15 trillion, though data barriers remainThe integrated controller is compatible with 91 models and 202 individual variants, including SCARA robots and controllers, making it highly valuable in a market of fragmentation and incompatibility.Adding an integrated controller removes the need for a controller in each robot or device, which heavily reduces the amount of time a company will spend setting up an IoT system. It also reduces the amount of space required, according to Yamaha.New ground for YamahaIoT is still a fragmented world, where one device may not work with another, and all of them may not work with an application or platform. Yamaha is trying to fix this by adding a controller that is supported by hundreds of devices, but that still won’t be enough for major industrial developments that use thousands of devices.That said, the company is exploring new ground and with a strong list of compatible devices, it may be able to win over some businesses that are looking to start their IoT operations in the next few years.Yamaha is not one of the most well known IoT brands, but it has been pushing into the market steadily over the past few months, egged on by its strong robotics and electronics division performance. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck
WATCH: Cesc Fabregas in tears for Chelsea farewellby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was in tears at the end of their FA Cup triumph over Nottingham Forest.The Spaniard is expected to leave the Blues in the coming days and join up with Thierry Henry’s AS Monaco, in what will be a reunion with his former Arsenal captain.Fabregas has just five months remaining on his Chelsea contract and would have been required to take a significant pay-cut to his £160,000-a-week salary to have stayed at Stamford Bridge.He was named captain for what will be his final game, a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round. The occasion was somewhat soured after he missed a penalty in the opening 45 minutes.Cesc Fábregas’s emotional farewell to Stamford Bridge today after 500 games in English football. What a player.Thanks you, Cesc. pic.twitter.com/JTdIqnmoUG— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 5, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Hudson-Odoi best youngster I’ve seen at Chelsea – Rudigerby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Antonio Rudiger hopes the club can hold onto Callum Hudson-Odoi.The English youngster is wanted by Bayern Munich, while he has failed to get much game time this season at the Blues.But there is a clear feeling at Chelsea that he is a huge talent. And they would rather not lose him.”To be honest, of all the young players I have seen at Chelsea, he is the shooting star for me,” Rudiger said to reporters at Wembley after his side’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham. “He has all the tools to become a big player, but he has to work a lot. I think for him everything is going very well at the moment.”He is a young lad and has less pressure so he can show what he can do. He did very well and caused a lot of problems to them. “He is trying very hard. You have to because he is a young lad and is on his way forward to the next step so he needs to improve where he can.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer: De Gea best in the worldby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits David De Gea’s performance earned them the 1-0 win at Tottenham.De Gea made a string of superb saves to make it a sixth consecutive win for Solskjaer since taking charge.The manager said, “[David was] fantastic. Obviously when you make 11 saves that is a top, top performance but then again I thought that one or two were really good saves and then the rest of them you would expect David to save. “He is the best goalkeeper in the world, I have said it many times. It is about positioning and concentration to be in the right position. Maybe one or two of them were uncatchable, but the saves he makes are because he is so in tune with the game. He is following the game, moving all the time. They don’t always look fantastic because he is in the right position.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man City seek social media influencers to promote Champions League gamesby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are seeking social media influencers to help promote the experience of attending games at the Etihad.The Mirror says City are advertising for social influencers to help sell the “great atmosphere” at the Etihad Stadium during Champions League games.The ad, which was posted on influencer marketing platform Tribe, also calls for males – preferably students, young professionals and those new to Manchester – to post content that can “tell an authentic and genuine story of what it’s like to be at a game”.In the ad, City said: “The Champions League this year has given us three relatively unknown teams meaning our core fans are less likely to attend.”We identified students, young professionals and those new to Manchester who are our ideal audiences, however we can’t ignore core fans either as they still account for most ticket sales.”We want to get across the great atmosphere of the Etihad through the use of influencers who can tell an authentic and genuine story of what it’s like to be at a game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
RIP: CANADIAN FOLK VISIONARY MITCH PODOLAKThe father and inspiration behind many of Canada’s annual folk festivals, Mitch Podolak died late Sunday night at St. Boniface hospital in Winnipeg, son Leonard Podolak confirmed on his Facebook page. He was 71 and is reported to have died died from complications related to septic shock.Podolak was a legend in the community he helped foster and build, having spent 55 years in the folk music business. A co-founder of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, he was also a formative figure in helping launch festivals in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and to the east in Canso, NS, and Owen Sound, ON. He also helped create the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival, Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre and other staples in the music community. READ MOREMitch Podolak, founder of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, has died, his family says. (Sandra Thacker/CBC) Login/Register With: MAN OF THE PEOPLEMitch Podolak attended his final music workshop Sunday.The 71-year-old, whose legacy includes co-founding the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the West End Cultural Centre, died of complications from septic shock after witnessing one more jam by local musicians and family members in his hospital room.“We played some songs for him. It was Bright Morning Star I learned from (British folk act) the Oysterband. I sang him that and he was gone,” said his son Leonard Podolak. READ MORE‘A TRUE VISIONARY’: CO-FOUNDER OF WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL DIESThe Winnipeg music community is mourning the death of Mitch Podolak. Podolak was a co-founder of the Winnipeg Folk Festival and founder of the West End Cultural Centre.Facebook was flooded with stories Sunday evening of the impact he had on the community.Winnipeg Folk Festival wrote: ‘Words cannot express how much he will be missed. More than one of our founders, he was a father, a friend, a leader, a mentor, a true visionary. We owe so much of who we are to him.” READ MORE Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment MITCH PODOLAK, FOUNDER OF WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL AND WEST END CULTURAL CENTRE, DIESManitoba’s music scene is mourning a legend after the death of Mitch Podolak. Tributes to the founding artistic director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival and founder of Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre have poured in after word began to spread that he died on Sunday.“It’s been amazing to watch the tributes come in,” Leonard Podolak, Mitch’s son, told Marcy Markusa, host of CBC Manitoba’s morning radio show Information Radio on Monday. READ MOREFYI Music News LogoJAY AYMAR’S PERSONAL REFLECTION ON MITCH PODOLAK’S LEGACYSinger, songwriter and guitarist Jay Aymar pens a touching eulogy for his friend Mitch Podolak who died Sunday in Winnipeg. Mitch Podolak (Photo by Rodney Smith) Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitter The world lost one of its premiere folk music ambassadors this weekend: Mitch Podolak. Imagine Mt. Rushmore without Lincoln. This is a huge loss.Personally, I’ve lost a spiritual advisor, intellectual jouster, artistic curator, employment counselor, employer, breaded veal cutlet impresario and eventually – a friend.I’ve just put the finishing touches on my first political album entitled A War for Love. The second song, Songs of Peace and Freedom, was inspired by one of our conversations. READ MORE CANADIAN MUSIC SCENE ICON, WINNIPEG FOLK FEST FOUNDER MITCH PODOLAK DIESA giant in the local Winnipeg and Canadian music scene has died. The West End Cultural Centre and Winnipeg Folk Fest have both confirmed that their founder, Mitch Podolak, has died.“It is with profound sadness that we share of the passing of the founder of the West End Cultural Centre, Mitch Podolak,” the WECC posted on social media. READ MORE