Miami Beach woman arrested for stomping on sea turtle nest

first_imgMiami-Dade County Department Of Corrections(MIAMI) — A Miami Beach woman was arrested on Saturday for jabbing at and stomping on a sea turtle nest. Yaqun Lu, 41, crossed into an area of the beach that was cordoned off by wooden stakes and tape to protect the nest and began digging at it with one of the stakes, police told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG.She then began “jabbing at a sea turtle nest and stomping all over the nest,” the Miami Beach Police Department said. Lu was arrested and has been charged with harassing/molesting a marine turtle or eggs, according to jail records. The crime is a third-degree felony in Florida and she could face a hefty fine if found guilty.She is being held on $5,000 bond.Lu is a Chinese national, but lives in Michigan, according to WPLG.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials inspected the nest and said the eggs were not damaged in the odd outburst.Sea turtles, depending on the species, are listed as either endangered or threatened and are protected by the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 and Florida’s Marine Turtle Protection Act. Anyone who handles sea turtles or their eggs, such as for scientific or educational purposes, must be licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.Loggerhead, green and leatherback marine turtles all lay eggs on Miami Beach, according to the city. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

How Dell EMC and VMware Bring You Closer to the Cloud with HCI

first_imgVxRack SDDC now has integration with the latest VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3 with cloud management and automation for on-premises IT-as-a-ServiceVxRack SDDC has new configurations built on VxRail hardware with Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Generation servers for more powerful and predictable performance including support for NVIDIA GPUs to support VDI use casesVMware Validated Designs 4.2 with VxRail allows customers to build a complete software-defined data center, reduces risk, and simplifies operations and maintenance by building a validated standardized SDDC design based on VMware best practicesVxRail has continued innovation with addition of NVMe cache drives, 25 GB/s connectivity, Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with high memory options, and NVIDIA P40 GPU processorsIn just two years, Dell EMC has had remarkable customer adoption of its HCI solutions jointly developed with VMware, helping to solidify Dell EMC as a market leader in hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), as recognized by both Gartner[2] and IDC[3].  VxRail and VxRack SDDC are the only HCI engineered systems powered by Dell EMC PowerEdge servers co-engineered and pre-tested with VMware. VxRail is the standard for rapidly and predictably transforming VMware environments powered by vSAN, and VxRack SDDC is the only rack scale HCI system architected in unison with VCF – making it the simplest way to deploy VCF.The continued market success of our world-class HCI solutions is achieved with the help of many including VMware, Intel, our partners around the globe, our Dell team, and most notably, our success is due to our customers who inspire our rapid innovation and demand our superior technology.You can read our full product announcement here.[1] The Enterprise Strategy Group, 2018, “ESG Research Insights Paper: Research Proves IT Transformation’s Persistent Link to Agility, Innovation, and Business Value”[2] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Analyst(s): John McArthur, George J. Weiss, Kiyomi Yamada, Hiroko Aoyama, Philip Dawson, Arun Chandrasekaran, Julia Palmer, Published: 6 February 2018[3] IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, December 21, 2017. VxRail and VxRack SDDC clear the path to an end-to-end VMware CloudToday’s business climate is a race to disrupt or be disrupted, or more appropriately, get on the cloud or get rained on. The ESG 2018 IT Transformation Maturity Study reveals that 81 percent of customers agree that “if my IT organization does not embrace IT transformation, we will not be a competitive company.”[1] Our customers know that IT must transform in order to be seen as a strategic business enabler.As I visit a lot of our customers around the world, I have learned that HCI has become the new standard for most workloads, small and big, test dev or mission critical. No matter where you are in your transformation journey, VxRail and VxRack SDDC allow customers to reap the benefits of both a hybrid and multi-cloud environment, by simplifying and extending VMware environments with scale-out, software-defined, and cloud-enabled technologies across servers, storage, and HCI systems. Fully automated and optimized for performance, scalability, and user experience, VxRail and VxRack SDDC are designed to support multiple workloads, and serve as the on-premises platform for private cloud environments. Through infrastructure modernization, a distinct path to hybrid cloud is created. IT can then provide the business with a self-service experience and exceptional speed to delivery with automation and lifecycle management.Here are some of our latest and most exciting innovations:VxRack SDDC has the most advanced VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) engineered system with automation & serviceability extensions::Direct access to support, articles, Dell EMC Community, and eServices,Enhanced management experience with events viewable in vCenter and updates integrated into the SDDC Manager LCM and security frameworkProactive call home support and automated dispatch support for parts replacement improves SLA uptime and reducing time to resolutionlast_img read more

St. James Man Gets 6 Years for $18M Ponzi Scheme

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A St. James man was sentenced Friday to six years in federal prison for defrauding 74 people out of nearly $18 million after conning them into investing in his Ponzi scheme for almost a decade.James Peister had pleaded guilty to securities fraud at Central Islip federal court in November.“Peister lulled his victims into a false sense of security through empty promises of reliable growth and conservative investing,” said Kelly Currie, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “After stealing millions of dollars in inheritances and retirement savings, Peister now faces his own retirement in prison while his victims struggle to rebuild their lives.”Prosecutors said the 63-year-old scam artist assured investors that their money would be invested safely, but he instead used the money to pay millions of dollars in redemptions to prior victims to keep the scheme afloat and to afford his luxurious lifestyle between 2000 and 2009.He sent phony account statements to investors that falsely showed that their funds were performing well, and he submitted bogus financial statements to the investment fund’s independent auditor, authorities said.Peister’s Ponzi scheme collapsed in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008, when he could no longer keep up with demands for redemptions from nervous investors.He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, ordered to pay $9.6 million in restitution to the victims and forfeited $17.9 million, including his home and his Hummer.last_img read more

Batesville Students Could Travel To China This Spring

first_imgThe Great Wall of China is one destination on the trip.BATESVILLE – Students and parents have the opportunity to travel to China during Spring Break.Batesville Schools are partnering with the Chinese Education Connection to offer the trip that departs March 18 and returns on March 28.Travelers will visit Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai and tour locations such as Forbidden City and the Great Wall.Grace Kontour, Chinese and Art Teacher at Batesville Community School Corporation, says the trip is open for all students in grades seven through twelve. She invites parents to attend the trip as well.“Their going to different culture and learning a different culture. China is a country we know that ninety percent of our products are manufactured there but do we really know the country? The trip gives students a chance to learn more about China.”An informational meeting will be held at the Batesville Middle School Media Center on Monday at 6:00 p.m.  Interested students and parents are asked to attend.“Even the people not sure if they want to go on the trip, I encourage them to go to the meeting so they can learn more and then decide,” Kontour said.last_img read more

Fair finishes college career with early exit from NCAA Tournament

first_img Published on March 23, 2014 at 2:45 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass BUFFALO, N.Y. — C.J. Fair remembers not knowing what to expect when he first came to college. Four years later, Fair’s superb college career has come to a close. He has become a household name in Upstate New York, is nationally recognized and will leave Syracuse as one of the winningest players in program history.“I just felt welcomed here since the first day I’ve been here,” Fair said.On Saturday, in No. 3-seed Syracuse’s (28-6, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) 55-53 loss to No. 11-seed Dayton (25-10, 10-6 Atlantic 10), Fair said farewell to those same SU fans. He scored 14 points, grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds and swatted three shots. Tyler Ennis’ furious one-man onslaught nearly carried the Orange to a come-from-behind win, but SU never would have gotten to that point without Fair. Though he shot just 4-of-14 from the field and struggled offensively early — just like everyone else who saw the floor — Fair hit key shots down the stretch.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He struggled a little, and he’s had some games where he’s struggled,” Boeheim said. “In the second half, he got it back and got it going to the basket.”Early in the second frame, Fair busted out a lethal crossover, blowing by multiple defenders and meeting 6-foot-10 Matt Kavanaugh in the air. The ball bounced off the front rim and fell, as SU cut the deficit to one.At that point, Dayton’s Jordan Sibert had just nailed a 3. Syracuse needed an answer, and — as he’s done so many times over the years — Fair delivered it.He then hit two free throws and two jumpers to help put the Orange up one, 38-37, with 8:34 remaining. At that point, Ennis was just 2-of-12 and Jerami Grant had only taken one shot.For most of the game, though, Dayton locked Fair down. He said that the Flyers’ scrappy play allowed them to be quick to the ball and rotate defensively.And Dayton’s suffocating defense eventually proved to be too much, effectively ending Fair’s career.It’s a bittersweet ending for a player who’s been engrained in the program for four years. The loss stings now — and Fair was devastated after the game — but he started to smile a little more when asked to look back at his journey at SU.He talked about what coming back for a fourth year meant to him, and how he’s thrilled he made the decision to play one more season instead of going to the NBA. “Coming back this year has been fun,” Fair said. “I don’t regret anything. I wouldn’t trade it to be with any other team. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to meet a lot of people here, and that’s something you cherish for the rest of your life.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more