Two dead in Oregon plane crash

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(MADRAS, Ore.) — Two dead after a plane crashed  in Willow Creek Canyon in Oregon, this afternoon. The location of the crash is approximately one mile south of the Madras Airport runway.Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Troopers, along with Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. According to emergency responders, the plane was found fully engulfed in flames near the top of the canyon. According to the  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office , the two occupants on board did not survive the crash.The small fire that occurred was contained and is now being cleaned up. No other property was damaged.The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Witnesses are being interviewed at this time.  Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Low expectations as Fox gets a crack at Tiger

first_imgIn this April 29, 2015, photo, the signature lone fir tree at Chambers Bay golf course stands at sunset in University Place, Wash. Chambers Bay will host the 115th U.S. Open golf tournament next week, but the course is a mystery to the majority of the players because it opened only eight years ago. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) _ New to golf broadcasting, Fox Sports also gets its first crack at Tiger Woods. And the two primary voices at the U.S. Open, including Greg Norman, don’t have high expectations for him at Chambers Bay.That’s not alarming.Woods now has gone seven years since he last won a major. Due to injuries and yet another change in coaches, he has gone 18 months without finishing in the top 10 anywhere in the world. And he’s coming off an 85-74 weekend at the Memorial, the highest 36-hole score of his career.“It’s a massive effort, mentally and physically, for him to get himself out of this hole he’s in,” Norman said on a conference call. “The more he shoots 85, or extraordinary high numbers, the harder it is for him to get out of that hole.”Norman will be in the booth with lead announcer Joe Buck, who said Woods has been “front and center” for as long as Buck has been watching golf.That hasn’t been the case the past two years except for being curious about a comeback. Woods missed the first two majors in 2014 because of back surgery, and he took a two-month break before this year’s Masters to fix his short game.When the USGA announced in August 2013 that it had awarded Fox a 12-year contract to televise the U.S. Open, Woods was coming off his fifth victory of the year that included a 61 at the Bridgestone Invitational. He was No. 1 in the world. He was the betting favorite at majors.Golf has not lacked for a group of rising stars. Rory McIlroy is No. 1 in the world and already has four majors. Jordan Spieth is a Masters champion at age 21. Rickie Fowler recently picked up an important win at The Players Championship.Woods still moves the needle. The question is how much.Tiger Woods walks past the flag as he practices on the ninth green, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., where the U.S. Open will be played June 18-21. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)“Trust me, we’re a network trying to get viewers,” Buck said. “They’ll get Tiger when it’s appropriate. But there’s no way you can go into expecting him to play great just because history doesn’t tell you that he will.”Woods was among several players who took an early scouting trip to Chambers Bay, a course unlike any other for the U.S. Open with its sprawling fairways shaped through man-made dunes and framed by rugged bunker complex.Built on a former sand-and-gravel pit that was mined for more than a century, it is not a links golf course. It just plays one on TV. Woods does not lack for imagination, and perhaps this brand of golf might help.“With the way the golf course is set up, obviously he has the ability to have it click in at some point, though we’ve been waiting for that,” Buck said.“But he also has the ability to blow up. With so much importance being placed on the short game, considering how the season started for Tiger, I don’t see how you can go into this with any expectation of having him being among the leaders coming down the stretch on Sunday. That would be crazy. Could it happen? Sure.”Norman can relate to Woods in one respect. His work ethic was legendary. And that’s one reason he believes Woods still has a long way to go, if he ever gets there.“He’s gone through major swing changes in the past,” Norman said. “But those swing changes … his body was a lot younger. When you do make a change, you have to hit a lot of golf balls. You have to get the old swing thought out and the new swing thought in. And that’s just a lot of repetition and hitting, hitting and hitting.“Your body doesn’t recover quickly, or as well, like it used to when you were in your 20s and 30s,” he said. “He’s got that mountain to climb.”For all the innovation and technological gadgets Fox plans to introduce, the biggest change for television viewers will be sound. For the past 20 years, the voice of the U.S. Open was Johnny Miller. Now it’s Norman, a two-time British Open champion and the only player to lose all four majors (stroke play) in a playoff.Norman was an influential voice as a player. Still to be determined is how that translates to the booth. He’s not Johnny Miller and won’t try to be.“I was always a big fan of Johnny. He was very forthright in his thoughts and opinions,” Norman said. “When you’re in that seat, you’ve got to give your opinion. It can’t be sugarcoated. It irks me when I do watch TV and every player hits the perfect shot, every player is just the greatest short-game player in the world, every player is just so good. When they do something wrong, it’s got to be pointed out.“A lot is going to be magnified dramatically at Chambers Bay,” he said. “If a player is a little off, he’s going to get brutally penalized.”last_img read more

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Shadow Analytics: Quicker Results, but Often at the of Cost Creating Non-Secure Siloed Data

first_imgShadow IT refers to the use of apps and external IT services without consulting internal IT resources.  It’s an end-run approach that many departments are increasingly using when they feel that traditional IT “help” just gets in their way.  Increasingly, departments are using Shadow Analytics and Shadow Business Intelligence.It was found that more than 40 percent of organizations are bypassing their local IT group and using Shadow Analytics.  Another report found that 59 percent of the respondents said that the use of Shadow Analytics often leads to data governance problems.Francois Ajenstat, chief product officer at Tableau, said that “the people who want to use data will use any piece of software to get what they need. It starts with a frustrated individual who knows that analytics can help her do a better job.”Bob Familiar, practice director at BlueMetal, said that “what’s driving shadow analytics is the desire for data in real time and near real time — marketing, lines of business, product owners, and manufacturing environments. It can show up almost anywhere if IT has not provided those capabilities, an X-as-a-service, on-demand, self-service experience.”One major problem is that the use of Shadow Analytics often requires data to be moved to non-secure public repositories. But another problem is that when data usage isn’t centralized, it isn’t possible to see the complete picture.  Stephen Baker, CEO of Attivio, said that “enterprises are competing on an incomplete view of their data; they cannot adequately see or unify data across their silos. The need for immediate visibility into the right information continues to be the last mile in establishing these organizations as true data-driven companies.”last_img read more

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Why is NFC in the Google Plus Android App?

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez A couple of these features are already in the works, as it turns out. The blog AboutFoursquare.com recently found that the Android application offers a feature called “Google Check-ins,” accessed by tapping the checkmark icon on the “Stream” page of the Android app. This feature is built on top of Google’s location-based service Latitude, which introduced check-ins in February, but lacks the Latitude branding, it seems. Users who check in by way of this service can post that check in directly to their stream on Google Plus, limiting its visibility by Circles (groups), if desired. Google Check-ins would be Google’s direct counterpart to Facebook’s Places, and could easily be NFC-enabled in the future.Business pages, the Google equivalent to Facebook Pages, have also been promised in Google Plus, reports Mike Blumenthal, referring to a comment left by Google VP of Local and Commerce on Blumenthal’s blog:“…yes, we will have (SMB) business profile page on Google Plus. I can’t announce a launch date yet, but we want to make them great, and we’re coding as fast as we can.”Putting it all together, it becomes clear that the current NFC support discovered in the Google Plus Android app is only the beginning. Future updates to the app could expand the support to enable things like NFC-based check-ins, or NFC smart posters that link to business pages. Oh wait, Google already has those. It makes sense that this could then be tied into the Google Plus service, like so:Tap a poster, visit the Google Place page, check in at the business, share to Google Plus. Yes, that would work.For more NFC news, go here. Additional Sources: NFCWorld, PocketNow, Blumenthals, AboutFoursquare(also image credit), Ridz.sg (also video credit) What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … What’s the benefit of such a thing, besides being a clever little trick? For now, that’s all it is, but it indicates that NFC will likely grow to become an important part of the Google Plus social network in the future. More practical uses for the technology, when more widely supported by handset makers, would be for tasks like performing check-ins (i.e., registering your arrival at a location), sharing contact info with others, “friending” Google Plus users and navigating to particular pages.Google Plus Features that Could be NFC-Enabled Tags:#Google#Location#mobile#NYT#web center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Singapore-based developer Ridzuan Ashim spotted NFC support for tag reading in the Android application for Google Plus, the new social networking service launched into private beta only days ago. NFC, short for near field communication, is a wireless technology that enables data exchanges over short distances. The technology is currently present in a small subset of phones, including some Nokia devices, Google’s own Samsung-built Nexus S, variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II and others.But what is NFC doing in the Google Plus app?Video Demo of NFC in Google PlusIn the video posted by Ashim, he demonstrates how NFC makes sharing easy within the social networking service. Using a Nexus S, he scans an NFC tag containing the “text” record type, which is one of the four specific RTD’s (Record Type Definitions) defined by the non-profit industry association NFC Forum. This specification describes how text content can be stored within an NFC tag.When scanned, the text stored in the tag automatically populates the “Share your thoughts” screen in the Google Plus Android app, which is typically used to post personal status updates to Google Plus. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?

first_imgThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?You are here: HomeDigital MarketingThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready? The California Consumer Privacy Act – or CCPA – creates strict new requirements and processes for all brands that sell to consumers in California. Join OptiMine CEO Matt Voda as he explains how CCPA will impact your marketing , including potential problems and accuracy issues around multi-touch attribution. You’ll hear best practices and options to move forward and improve your marketing measurement, even in the face of expanded consumer privacy regulations across the U.S.Attend this webinar and learn:The specific CCPA rights and requirements that will impact all brandsFinancial and compliance risks brands now face – and how to reduce themHow the CCPA will impact common types of marketing measurementFind out how to reduce the financial and compliance risks brands now face. Register today for “CCPA Goes Live in Weeks: Is your marketing measurement ready?” presented by Optimine. The post The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready? appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready? Posted on 14th December 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th 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 2019Machine learning for next-best offers11th December 2019last_img read more

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Kershaw buries head in hands as Astros dump Dodgers

first_imgPalace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ In Game 5, he had an outing to forget.Expected to dominate the Houston Astros and move the Dodgers within a win of their first World Series title since 1988, Kershaw wasted a four-run lead and was chased in the fifth inning of a crushing 13-12, 10-inning loss on Sunday night. Los Angeles headed home in a 3-2 World Series deficit.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“I just lost my command a little bit there in that fourth inning,” he said softly in the quiet clubhouse, “and, yeah, that’s all it took.”A three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and five-time NL ERA champion, Kershaw is likely a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The 29-year-old left-hander hoped this October would be the crowning achievement of his career, a ring to fill the emotional hole left by a string of October exits. Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)HOUSTON — Clayton Kershaw returned to the dugout and sat down after one of the worst performances of his major league career. A few minutes later, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lead gone, he buried his head in his hands.In the opener, he conjured memories of Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ View 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 “Kershaw’s picked up us up so many times this year. Obviously didn’t do what he wanted to do today,” Bellinger said. “To get that lead and to pick him up right there was pretty special.”Reprieve led only to another reversal.Kershaw walked Springer with two outs in the bottom half, shouting at himself after missing low with a slider on a 1-0 pitch.Ahead of Alex Bregman 1-2 in the count, Kershaw walked him on the 10th pitch. That was enough for Roberts, who pulled him after 94 pitches, just 57 of them for strikes.Jose Altuve sent Kenta Maeda’s seventh pitch over the Phillips 66 Home Run Porch in left-center , tying it 7-7.Kershaw allowed 27 home runs during the regular season, seven more than his previous career high. Gurriel’s was the eighth off Kershaw in the postseason, the most ever allowed by a pitcher.Kershaw induced just four swings and misses, his fewest in a start since four by San Diego on April 5, 2012.As the bats where wheeled out of the clubhouse for the charter flight back to Los Angeles, Yasiel Puig said there was no doubt the Dodgers will win Game 6.“This is not going to be finished Tuesday. It’s going to be Game 7,” said Puig, whose two-run homer sparked a three-run comeback in the ninth that sent the game to extra innings.Bellinger, who drove in four runs, also looked ahead. But first, a day of rest. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Los Angeles provided Kershaw a 4-0 lead. He had faced the minimum nine batters through three innings, allowing only a single. The Dodgers had been 19-0 this year when scoring at least four runs in a game started by Kershaw, and this seemed a likely No. 20.“He was rolling. He was throwing the ball well, good rhythm,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts saidBut Kershaw walked George Springer leading off the bottom of the fourth, Jose Altuve singled of a slider with one out and Carlos Correa hit an RBI double off a fastball. Yuli Gurriel’s no-doubt, three-run homer to left , a crushed first-pitch slider, jolted most of the orange-clad crowd of 43,300 outs of the seats. A shocked Kershaw whipped around to watch the ball fly.“I just think of different pitches that you want to have back. Obviously, I don’t want to walk Springer to lead off an inning,” Kershaw said. “Altuve hit a OK pitch, but Correa hit one that — maybe I shouldn’t have thrown that pitch again. But it was an off-the-plate. He did a good job with it.”Cody Bellinger seemed to rescue the Dodgers, hitting a three-run homer in the fifth against Collin McHugh for a 7-4 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans “Man, I’m mentally exhausted right now,” he said. “That was the, by far, the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of, probably will ever be a part of.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Astros blast by Dodgers, 13-12, in 10th, lead World Series 3-2last_img read more

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The Star Theatre allows kids to perform around the county

first_img KUSI Newsroom The Star Theatre allows kids to perform around the county Posted: December 15, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s a program that allows young singers to perform around the county.Sandra Kopitzke, music director of the Star Theatre’s Show Choir program, joined us Saturday morning with the Glee Club & Star Kids Choir.Please visit www.startheatreco.com for more information. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter December 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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