Raid nets 18 tagging-crew arrests in A.V.

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE — Sheriff’s deputies and probation officers searched 30 Palmdale locations Thursday in a sweep that led to 18 arrests, authorities said. Deputies assisted probation officers in searching 21 locations, and deputies served warrants on eight homes in a raid of a tagging crew that’s caused an estimated $50,000 in known property damage, sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Bistline said. Authorities seized three guns including an illegal sawed-off shotgun, two machetes and brass knuckles, Bistline said. One location was recommended for Section 8 housing subsidy termination. Among those arrested were seven juveniles, who Bistline said were involved in the city’s most-wanted tagging crew. “I think it was a very productive day,” Bistline said. “We targeted some career criminals, and we got the most prolific tagging crew in Palmdale.” Authorities arrested 19-year-old Treston Jones and Miguel Olasursa, 20, on suspicion of possession of illegal weapons. Steven Schaffer, 36, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto; Jorge Neri, 18, on suspicion of burglary and Raul Gonzalez on a probation violation. Robert Asebedo, 19, Manuel Asebedo, 23, and Richard Mikauski, 39, were arrested on drug charges and Tremayne Jackson, 22, Theresa Hyatt, 39, and Byron Smith, 32, on misdemeanor warrant charges. — Gideon Rubin (661) [email protected]last_img read more

Becks bends one in for LA, Galaxy beats D.C. 2-0

first_imgBeckham retired in the 63rd minute, and was replaced by Peter Vagenas. Beckham had missed five of the team’s last six games because of an left ankle injury sustained June 6 while playing for England in a Euro 2008 qualifying game against Estonia. The injury limited him to about 16 minutes in his Galaxy debut July 21 and 21 minutes against D.C. United Thursday – his only appearances with the team so far. Beckham and the Galaxy were scoreless in both games. Beckham joined the Galaxy July 13 amid one of the greatest promotional buildups in American sports history. However, his string of absences has prompted disappointment from fans in visiting cities and questions about the team’s credibility. The team will now host the Mexican team Pachuca Aug. 29 in the tournament final between four teams from Major League Soccer and four from Mexico’s Primera Division. The tournament winner will receive $1 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARSON – David Beckham scores. The soccer legend, in his first start for the Los Angeles Galaxy, scored on a free kick in the 27th minute of tonight’s SuperLiga semifinal against D.C. United. Beckham also assisted on Landon Donovan’s goal in the 47th minute in the Galaxy’s 2-0 win at The Home Depot Center. Beckham, whose prowess with free kicks inspired the title of the 2002 film “Bend it Like Beckham,” hooked it from about 25 yards out around the United wall and inside the left goal post for his first goal with his new team. The goal also ended the Galaxy’s 296-minute scoreless streak. last_img read more

Oracle: Continued Growth

first_imgOracle continues to amaze as another quarter passes with revenues again far exceeding analyst predictions. Oracle revenue shot was up 28 per cent to $5.31bn, from $4.16bn in Q2 2006 while global sales of Oracle software licences increased 38 per cent to $1.67bn for the quarter.Oracle President Charles Phillips reiterated that Oracle’s path of pursuing high-end specialized ERP verticals would ultimately propel Oracle past SAP while SAP’s strategy has turned to a strategy of pursuing small and medium sized companies in volume. So far it’s working. Oracle’s ERP segment is growing at a rate of 68% compared to SAP’s growth of just 15%. Oracle provided guidance of 15-25% growth in the upcoming quarter.Oracle’s chief financial officer Safra Catz said the company’s growth is at a point that is faster than at any point in the last decade. “We are seeing more deals and each deal is a little bigger,” she said.Over recent years Oracle has spent more than $25 billion in acquisitions. This quarter Oracle’s acquisitions were down significantly — on the order of a little over $100 million. But Oracle continues to keep BEA in their sight. An acquisition of BEA by Oracle would round out an undeniably strong lineup of middleware technologies.Formtek is an Oracle solutions partner.last_img read more

Facebook chief security officer reportedly resigns amid data controversy

first_img Posted on 21st March 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Following Facebook’s suspension of Cambridge Analytica, the analytics firm charged with exploiting Facebook user data, the social platform’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, is said to be leaving.According to the The New York Times, Stamos said he will be leaving by August of this year and had been clashing with executives since 2016 “over how to handle Russian interference on Facebook and how best to reorganize Facebook’s security team before the midterm elections.”An initial report by The New York Times reported, “He has been overseeing the transfer of his security team to Facebook’s product and infrastructure divisions. His group, which once had 120 people, now has three.”.Monday night, Stamos responded to the news of his leaving on Twitter, stating that he is still fully engaged with his work at Facebook.Despite the rumors, I’m still fully engaged with my work at Facebook. It’s true that my role did change. I’m currently spending more time exploring emerging security risks and working on election security.— Alex Stamos (@alexstamos) March 19, 2018The media reports claim Stamos had advocated for Facebook to be more transparent about Russian interference on the site during the elections but was met with resistance. Current and former Facebook employees who were not identified told The New York Times that Stamos’s day-to-day responsibilities had been reassigned to others in December.So far, Stamos is the only top-level executive reportedly leaving the company in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica developments.Since announcing it was suspending Cambridge Analytica, Facebook’s handling of user data has dominated national headlines. Facebook announced Monday it has hired Stroz Friedberg, a digital forensics firm, to conduct an audit of Cambridge Analytica and has been given complete access to the analytic firm’s servers and systems.Facebook’s top executives have remained silent since the company announced the suspension of Cambridge Analytica. Axios reports this morning that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to speak within “the next 24 hours.”From our sponsors: Facebook chief security officer reportedly resigns amid data controversy 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 MarketingFacebook chief security officer reportedly resigns amid data controversy Facebook chief security officer reportedly resigns amid data controversyYou are here:last_img read more

World Cup: PM Modi hails Team India for fifth straight win

first_imgPM Narendra Modi presents a gift to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at a reception held in his honour at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne in this file photo. Former Indian cricketers VVS Laxman, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev are with them. Photo: APPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for registering its fifth straight win in the ongoing cricket World Cup.Shikhar Dhawan cracked a scintillating century as a rampaging India created a record winning ninth consecutive ICC Cricket World Cup match, including four in the previous edition, by demolishing Ireland by eight wickets to seal the top spot in the Group-B table.Superb all-round performance. Congrats Team India! Keep up the momentum.&; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 10, 2015 In a message, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said: “Win against Ireland has once again proved that India’s consistently fine performance at the tournament is a matter of pride for all Indians.”He also congratulated Man of the Match Dhawan.Sonowal hailed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for becoming the most successful captain for India in the history of the World Cup.Chasing a respectable Ireland total of 259, opener Dhawan (100 off 85 balls) sent the Irish bowlers on a leather hunt en route his eighth ODI hundred as the defending champions reached the target in 36.5 overs to record their fifth consecutive win in this tournament.last_img read more