Help Homeless and be a Ghostbuster

first_imgHomeNewsHelp Homeless and be a Ghostbuster Oct. 20, 2016 at 7:30 amNewsHelp Homeless and be a GhostbusterGuest Author5 years agoghostbusterGhosthunterhaunted tourshomelessLA missionsanta monica daily presssanta monica haunted toursVenicevenice beachVenice beach overhead.  Ghost tourism and hunting has shot up in the past years, mainly due to the public’s interest in the supernatural, especially during the Halloween time.Haunted Santa Monica Ghost Tours is offering a very unique event this Halloween, The Ghost Hunting Experience. The event allows guests to be part of an actual ghost hunt in a haunted location, the Venice Beach Bar.The Venice Beach Bar is rumored to be the former home of Jim Morrison, and current staff has reported numerous paranormal occurrences that include objects moving on their own and a picture that changes its expression while being observed.The experience is an actual paranormal investigation that allows guest a hands on opportunity to use real ghost hunting equipment to try to find evidence of the supernatural.“During the experience, guests will hear true tales of the history and haunting of the Venice Beach Bar, they will take part in an old-fashioned séance,” said Candace Fahey, co-founder of Haunted Santa Monica Ghost Tours.The bar has never been investigated before; this is the first event of its kind in this location.“The Venice Beach Bar has a rich, fascinating history,” says Zack Fahey, co-founder and historian of Haunted Santa Monica Ghost Tours. “It was a creative space, but its later history is much darker. There were drugs and murders…all of these things can contribute to a haunting. It will be interesting to see what we discover.”The weekend of the tour is the only time the public is allowed onto the property after hours. People will walk into the room of Jim Morrison, and experience the whole location.Jo Nilson, co-founder of the Ghost Hunting Experience said, “The event is definitely an experience for those who want to experience an actual ghost hunt but aren’t going to of out and join a ghost hunting group. For experienced ghost hunters, they are welcome to bring their own equipment and this is the opportunity for them get into a very haunted location that is not normally open to anyone to investigate.”The team went on a preliminary investigation and within five minutes they experienced supernatural activity.“There are a lot of Halloween events to chose from around here but this is very different. It’s an exclusive event and we are keeping the numbers low to make sure it’s a good experience for everyone”, said Candace. “There are no lines and no crowds. If you want to try to have a real, supernatural experience, this is place!”The Ghost Hunting team focuses on giving back to the community, this year the event team will be collecting items and donating them to the LA Mission. Personal care items such as toothpaste toothbrushes, body wash, hair brushes along with clothing items will be accepted. More donation items can be found on their website.“We feel passionate about giving back to the community and the LA Mission is a wonderful organization,” say Candace. “We admire their work so much. There was a homeless man who lost his life in front of the Venice Beach Bar. In his honor, we will be collecting everyday items to donate to the mission.The Oct. 22 Ghost Hunting Experience is sold out, leaving Friday, Oct. 21 the only date left to attend.The investigation takes place at the Venice Beach Bar, 323 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. It starts at 11 p.m. there will be a live band, food and meet and greet with the Southland Ghostbusters. Visit or call 424-299-4441 for more information. Tickets are $40. Visit for more information. By Marina AndalonTags :ghostbusterGhosthunterhaunted tourshomelessLA missionsanta monica daily presssanta monica haunted toursVenicevenice beachshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWrite-in papers issued for City CouncilWelcome to the Worm YardYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agolast_img read more

Leafs look to build on first win of season

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs will be looking to add to its one-game winning streak when the club visits Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action tonight in the Boundary City.The Leafs, 1-4 to start the season, are still smarting from a 6-2 pounding the club took at the hands of the Bruins and hope to right the wrong of a week ago.“The game in Grand Forks we had kind of a depleted lineup,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw, who picked up his first win of the season Sunday against Penticton Lakers. “That was kind of a weird hockey game where all of their six goals came on the power play.” The good thing for the Leafs is the Green and White have had little time to forget, which could be bad for the Bruins.Saturday, the road to respectability doesn’t get any easier as the high-flying Fernie Ghostriders visit the NDCC Arena.The ‘Riders are unbeaten in four games, and leaders of the Eddie Mountain Division, heading into the weekend. Fernie boasts former Beaver Valley scoring leader Scott Morisseau and Jordie Cool as offensive weapons.Morisseau, with seven points in four games, had 84 points last season for the Hawks. Game time is 7 p.m.Look for Marcus Beesley and Darren Hogg to continue to split the goaltending duties for Nelson.Nelson hosts Spokane Braves Wednesday at the NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

Three-peat Slopitch Championship for Total Chaos

first_imgTotal Chaos blasted regular season champion MainJet 29-9 to claim the title for the third consecutive season.The final was a rematch of the 2017 champion, with Total Chaos winning 10-9.In B Division action, Savoy Inn outlasted The Competition 13-9 while Lil’ Muckers doubled Nelson and District Credit Union 25-11 to take home the C Division crown.The playoff weekend concludes the season in the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League. Total Chaos scored early and often en route to capturing the Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday at the Lakeside Diamonds.last_img

Accoona, Once Pretender to Search Throne… Now Niche B2B Service

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus Tags:#Product Reviews#web Accoona’s new focus is on business search and news search. More from Zuula here:Although it never reached the search engine “major leagues”, Accoona was a serious minor-league player for several years.  The service was launched almost four years ago at a major PR event attended by former president Bill Clinton, who reportedly carried out the first public search on the service.  Investments totaling as much as $100 million apparently were made to ensure that the service was backed by the best technology (and, of course, marketing).  And, if memory serves, the site even managed to garner a decent — if not earth shattering – amount of traffic in its first year or two.At some point, though, Accoona’s fortunes took a wrong turn.  The quality of its search results didn’t meet expectations.  There were accusations of inappropriate marketing tactics on behalf of the search engine and inappropriate sales techniques by affiliated websites.  All of this — and more — ended up in a New York Times article last August that was far from flattering.It wasn’t much of a surprise, then, when the Accoona announced late last year that it was halting its plans for an IPO.It also wasn’t a surprise to most search industry veterans when word started leaking out over the past few months that Accoona was downsizing and considering alternative strategies for its business. […] Today, Accoona quietly unveiled its new strategy, and web search apparently is not part of that strategy.  Instead, the new focus is on business search and news search. According to the Zuula blog, former search king pretender Accoona has finally given up on becoming a major search player. When Accoona was officially launched in December 2004, at a ceremony featuring Bill Clinton, Accoona claimed to have search technology that would be “more efficient than the likes of Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft’s MSN.” Accoona was built using “artificial intelligence technology to derive the meaning of words typed into a search.” Sadly for them, it fizzed and their expected IPO never happened. last_img read more

Kantech Debuts Industry-First Mobile App with One-Touch Installation

first_imgTyco Security Products introduces Kantech EntraPass Go Install, a free mobile application that uses intuitive QR code technology, pre-populated fields and a simplified commissioning process to significantly decrease installation time and lower the total cost of ownership. The application can be associated with other security devices, such as cameras managed by exacqVision, zones managed by DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion panels and Kantech card readers to provide a Complete Security Solution.Kantech EntraPass Go Install allows system integrators and end users to connect to their Kantech EntraPass servers by selecting from a list of existing servers or adding one manually and to configure Kantech KT-1 and KT-400 door controllers. Configuration is done by scanning a QR code that contains the controller’s MAC address and serial number, enabling remote configuration of controller as well as doors without a desktop computer. EntraPass Go Install’s Express Setup includes pre-populated fields for doors that can be modified and labeled with easy to identify user-friendly names, like ‘Staff Exit Door’ and ‘Front Lobby Door.’EntraPass Go Install also makes configuration of KT-1 and KT-400 door controllers easier and quicker with app-based test activities that generate commissioning reports once all tests are completed. Test activities include activating buzzers, card swipes and locking/unlocking doors among many others. Once testing is complete, the commissioning report can be saved with corroborating system photos that verify all tests have been passed. The completed commissioning report provides setup verification to system integrators, end users and technicians who support the system so that they know the system has been deployed correctly and limits call backs significantly.- Sponsor – “Kantech has always focused on delivering reliable and user-friendly products that focus on smoother installation and configuration,” said Jason Ouellette, Product Line Director – Access Control, Tyco Security Products. “You’ll see Kantech’s signature pairing of ease of use and product quality with EntraPass Go Install, plus powerful device associations that integrate access control, video and intrusion together for a total security solution.”The mobile app lets you associate other security devices – Kantech doors, relays, inputs, Exacq video and DSC PowerSeries Neo zones with one-button ease. All of these labor-saving features deliver lower installation costs to customers and quicker installation for integrators. For more information, visit Kantech at Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

IoT and coding: The most important IoT programming languages

first_imgThe Internet of Things (IoT) is an entirely new platform for developers and engineers, but one thing should remain consistent as we move into this new world, the programming languages. From our limited time checking out IoT projects, developers seem to be utilizing the same languages for their projects, while also integrating some specific changes for IoT.What languages are the best for IoT?From speaking to industry folks that have worked on IoT devices and systems before, C, C++, and Java are the most popular choices for general purpose projects. C is one of the first programming languages and is popular for low-level projects, C++ expands on the capabilities of C. There’s another language called C#, Microsoft’s own higher level version, but not many developers use it. Better explanations for the differences between the three C’s can be found here, here, and here.C is considered the most useful for IoT devices because it doesn’t require a lot of processing power. C++ is an alternative if the IoT device requires more complex tasks, think thermostats and smart toasters rather than devices that detect moisture or heat. Java is another general purpose language that is useful for IoT devices that require a lot of interfacing and calculation, since it is more portable than C++, lightweight (for a high level language), and more commonly taught.See Also: Why open source is growing – and dying – at the same timePython is another programming language frequently mentioned by developers. It is more flexible than C or Java, which have a lot of requirements and rules built up over the decades. Python has become a valuable resource for Web application developers, but some don’t see it transitioning to IoT anytime soon. JavaScript is another popular Web application language, but developers see Python as superior for IoT projects, due to its support for embedded programming.Other programming languages are more specificIf you don’t want to go with C, there are some other low-level programming languages that may suit your needs. B# is one of those, a language built from the ground up for very low power devices. It is similar to C#, but stripped of the hand holding and fitted with real-time control functions.Assembler is the king of low-level languages, capable of running on just about anything. The downside is there’s no hand holding at all, if you code doesn’t work, too bad, if a new processor doesn’t accept Assembler code, too bad.Google and Nest’s language, Weave, could become popular if it receives more support from developers inside and outside Mountain View. Google also has Brillo, an all encompassing platform for IoT devices, which could promote Weave use if it becomes popular. Apple is a contender with its open source language Swift, currently marketed at iOS and Mac OS developers.For now, IoT developers should look at the programming languages we have used for decades, before venturing into the niche and new. David Curry Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Brillo#C#code#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Java#Nest#programming#Python#Weave center_img Follow the Puck How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Man City chief Cook involved in group to buy Newcastle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man City chief Cook involved in group to buy Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City chief Garry Cook is involved in a group to buy Newcastle United.The Sun says Cook has already played a major role in the takeover at Wigan and has now moved on to this project.Who is funding the Cook group’s approach is unknown, but they are believed to be from the United States.Cook has strong business links there from his time at Nike and with a major e-sports group.He knows owner Mike Ashley from his years in football and the sportswear world, so he has an ‘in’ with the man who is now willing to sell the Magpies. last_img

Video: Nebraska WR De’Mornay Pierson-El Basically Levitated Making This Workout Catch

first_imgdemornay pierson el makes catch during workout.demornay pierson elNebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was one of the top return men in the country last year as a true freshman, leading the nation in punt return yardage and tying for the top mark with three punt returns for touchdowns.Make no mistake though, Pierson-El is also a receiving threat. He caught 23 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns last fall, and if this off-season video is any indication, the Huskers need to get him even more involved in the passing game in 2015. Here’s a clip of Pierson-El at what appears to be a high school field. He destroys his defender off the line, and at the top of his route, appears to almost levitate as he goes up to make the catch.Another body— CallmeOak (@OkkyTheGee) May 19, 2015Seriously, check out that hang time. Ridiculous. Did we mention he’s only 5-foot-9? Nebraska fans have to be salivating at what Pierson-El may be able to do in the Big Ten this season.last_img read more

Auburn Football: Video: LB Kris Frost Does His Best “Angry Will Muschamp” Impression

first_imgA General view of Auburn's stadium.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Will Muschamp is intense. That is no revelation to those who have followed him at Florida, Texas, or his last stop at Auburn, where he earned the nickname “Boom” after a fiery, ‘not safe for work,’ reaction to a defensive stop. Muschamp has only been back at Auburn for a few months, but he’s already making a big impression on his players. Linebacker Kris Frost was asked about his new coordinator, and he did a pretty solid impression of “angry Will Muschamp.”#Auburn LB Kris Frost does his impression of Will Muschamp’s angry face. #WarEagle— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) July 13, 2015Of course, no one does Muschamp like Muschamp.This game clearly shows why #Auburn fans are excited about hiring #Muschamp as the DC.— SEC Football Facts (@SEC_Fball_Facts) January 1, 2015Florida fans are glad he’s gone, but we’re very happy that Muschamp is still in the SEC.last_img read more

Gov’t to Establish Town Centres

first_imgThe Government is moving ahead with plans to establish town centres across the island, and has selected St. Catherine as the pilot parish for such developments.Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, informed that the towns of Linstead and Old Harbour will serve as the two urban centres.Making his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 25, Mr. Fagan said the town centres will be operational by November this year.He noted that the creation of town centres is part of the Government’s plans to provide citizens and communities with increased ability and space within which to participate in the management of their affairs.Under the project, job descriptions for Town Managers have been created and Mayors and Councillors in the parish of St. Catherine have been engaged and informed of their responsibilities.Mr. Fagan said discussions with stakeholders in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, and Santa Cruz and Junction, St. Elizabeth will also commence shortly, with plans for those areas to be transformed into urban centres.“Sensitisation and mobilisation at the community and Local Authority levels are advancing through the Social Development Commission (SDC),” he stated.He said the SDC will continue to be the critical enablers for participation and consensus with respect to civil society organisations and their response and relationship with the management of town centres.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more