Ex-cop nabbed with over 94kg of ganja

first_imgAn ex-police detective was on Tuesday morning nabbed with a large quantity of cannabis during an operation by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) in Berbice.Kerry Charles GrimmondThe ganja that was in Grant’s possessionKhushyal GrantKhushyal Grant, 28, of Number Two Village, East Canje Berbice, was arrested after he was found with 94.3 kilograms (207 lbs) of ganja in his possession. In addition, Kerry Charles Grimmond, 34, of Nickalay Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice, was also found to be in possession of 140 grams of cannabis during the raid.Both men were taken into custody, charged and are expected to appear in court later this week.Following the successful operation in the ancient county, CANU said it will continue to tighten its grip on narcotics distributors throughout the country.In January, a combined total of 477 kilograms of cocaine and 994 kilograms of cannabis were destroyed at Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, by representatives from CANU, the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) and the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory (GFSL).Further, a total of 132 kilograms of cocaine and 440 kilograms of cannabis were destroyed by the police, while 45 kilograms of cocaine and 554 kilograms of cannabis were also destroyed by CANU in other areas. A combined street value of the narcotics amounted to $513,310,940.Meanwhile, the arrests to the two men came days after members of the Guyana Police Force arrested one man following the discovery of a large quantity of ganja along the Weldaad Public Road, West Coast Berbice, on Friday evening last.It was reported that on the day in question, Police ranks observed a vehicle which was heading to Georgetown stop a short distance away from a roadblock.Soon after, two men were seen in a nearby street with two large bags. As such, the police approached the vehicle and the men. Upon seeing the ranks, the two men dropped the bags and escaped.When the policemen inspected the bag, 13 parcels of cannabis were found. Further checks nearby also revealed nine other parcels of ganja. The illegal substance was weighed and amounted to 55.9 kilograms (123 lbs). The vehicle was searched but nothing illegal or unlawful was found.last_img read more

Kontron: COM Express module with AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC

first_img Continue Reading Previous HCC Embedded validates SafeFTL for Micron Automotive SPI NAND FlashNext Silicon Labs: PCI Express gen 5 clocks and buffers lead in performance and power Kontron announces in parallel with the launch of the new AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC (system on a chip) that it will be extending its COMe-cVR6 Computer-on-Modules – currently based on the high-performance AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 series – with the next-generation processors in the 12-25-watt performance class. The new low-power COM Express Compact Type 6 modules, which are based on the very successful and highly regarded ‘Zen’ microarchitecture, will target price-sensitive, compact, and fanless applications that require a new class of performance. Typical markets are industrial real-time controls and industrial edge devices, machine GUIs, panel PCs, and medical systems, along with infotainment, gaming, and digital signage platforms.Designed for harsh environments, the rugged COM Express Compact modules are convincing in all of these applications thanks to memory down options and their significantly compact form factor. Compared to COM Express Basic, the footprint is reduced by about 22 percent.The new Kontron dual-core Computer-on-Modules with the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC – which have planned availability of ten years – will feature the same high-performance ‘Zen’ CPU cores offered by the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors – including up to 24 GB ECC supporting 64-bit DDR4 (optionally soldered) as well as full cache bandwidth with 1 MB of shared L2 cache plus 4 MB of shared L3 cache. The same Unified PI (BIOS) will be utilized as well, with only minimal adjustments to what has been revised within the feature set. To provide more power options, the integrated Radeon Vega 3 GPU offers three computing units, which can support up to three UHD 4K displays @ 60 Hz.The Kontron COM Express(R) modules based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC will give engineers a very attractive platform that provides a new class of performance for embedded solutions.The new COMe-cVR6 Computer-on-Modules based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC will provide attractive features such as USB 3.1 Gen 2 as well as high-speed PCIe 3.0 lanes, with the option of using one of these for a PCIe switch that will provide four PCIe 2.0 lanes to the COMe connector. Three independent display ports cover a wide variety of graphics-centric application scenarios due to their high flexibility. In addition to the common interfaces such as SATA, I2C, and SMBus, two serial interfaces, a high-definition audio interface and Gigabit Ethernet round out the feature set.The new COM Express Compact modules will support the Kontron APPROTECT security solution for integrated software protection. Based on an optionally integrated Wibu-Systems security chip combined with a specifically developed software framework, it provides IP and copy/reverse engineering protection. Kontron APPROTECT licensing also makes it possible to use new business models such as ‘pay per use’ demo versions for limited time periods, and a certain number of executions.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Conference Call: Road to the Playoff Long for the Big 12

first_imgBut somehow onlookers make these kinds of conclusions.Chip Brown compared Shane Buechele to Colt McCoy. The Kool aid is getting dangerously strong in Austin.— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) August 21, 2017The Saga ContinuesBaylor’s legal issues continue to unfold.Federal judge orders Baylor University to release underlying documents in Pepper Hamilton sex assault investigation with limited exceptions— Paula Lavigne (@pinepaula) August 11, 2017The ruling came in a Title IX gender equity lawsuit filed against the school on behalf of 10 women who attended Baylor and claimed that school officials failed to properly respond to and investigate their reports of assault.“This is another very positive step in getting all the truth and information out there,” attorney Jim Dunnam said. He said the judge’s ruling compels Baylor to turn over the “information and the data” that the school gave Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton, which was hired in 2015 to examine the school’s response to sexual violence. “Now we can hopefully determine specifics about who did what and the specific failures.” [ESPN]So Pepper Hamilton’s carefully chosen footnotes aren’t enough.Quick HittersThree Big 12 players made the preseason All-American teamTexas’ starting right tackle underwent ankle surgery and their starting tight end is done for the yearStoops isn’t opposed to a spot on the CFP committeeK-State’s starting center foregoing senior season for health-related reasonsTexas Tech o-lineman is going full Gabe Lindsay – seeking eighth yearThe Big 12 is basically a NFL-farm system for undersized skill players.Had Great talk with the G.O.A.T @DarrenSproles, it’s amazing feeling to finally meet someone that you idolize as a kid. #HeartOverHeight pic.twitter.com/84srzKjqCx— Jakeem Grant (@_TheDreamIsHere) August 22, 2017TCU is on the doorstep of the rankingsTCU, Utah and Notre Dame were the top vote-getters outside the Top 25. pic.twitter.com/eS2GO9FUSj— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) August 21, 2017Briles has surfaced, informally. Let’s take a look at some news from around the league over the last week or two.Playoff-Sized ProblemSo what does it take to make sure the Big 12 is viable in the playoff-age?In order to improve its chances at being selected for the CFP, though, the Big 12 must also improve upon its 5-8 record against nonconference Power 5 opponents. Oklahoma has to beat Ohio State. West Virginia has to beat Virginia Tech. Texas has to win at USC.“If the Big 12 wants to kind of up their image,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said, “those types of games need to be won.”There are no guarantees with the selection committee, however. The Big 12’s new championship game has to feature more than its two best teams. At least one of them has to be one of the nation’s top four teams. Only then does any conference championship game matter. Just ask Penn State. [ESPN]And that’s what’s a challenge in setting up the league’s structure (scheduling requirements, champ game, how many league games, etc.) It just comes down to 13 guys in a room saying what they think and not an objective criterion to lean on.But here’s a pretty solid breakdown on the chances of the top teams for the playoff.TCU has finished with a losing record three times under Gary Patterson, most recently last season. What happened the past two times? A year later TCU won its conference. That’s in play for the Horned Frogs in 2017. Quarterback play and the performance of the defensive line are my two biggest concerns.Kansas State resembles a vintage Bill Snyder-coached team, especially if the secondary bounces back from a miserable season to finish in the top third of the Big 12 in the key categories – yards per attempt, opposing completion percentage and turnover margin, most notably. No one will enjoy playing the Wildcats in 2017.Oklahoma State is locked and loaded … but what about this offensive line? And the secondary? A wonderful quarterback, an explosive offense and a just-good-enough defense will put the Cowboys on a course for a New Year’s Six bowl, but the potential sticking points are numerous enough to have me questioning this team’s ability to lose just once during the regular season.That leaves Oklahoma. This isn’t a perfect team, either. There’s a hole at running back. No clear go-to receiver. The Sooners are more experienced on defense, but much does depend on the health of the defensive line. Still, this is the strongest, most cohesive roster in the Big 12; it doesn’t hurt to have the league’s best player in Baker Mayfield. [USA Today]Texas-Sized ExpectationsFinally, someone has a really reasonable perspective on Texas.I will not buy Texas as a top 25 team until I see it. The quarterback play has to get better. The ranking is based on the reputation of new head coach Tom Herman.If we are being honest, last year’s Houston squad underachieved because they didn’t win their conference. Houston didn’t win the division or a bowl game. The September game at USC could be a time where Texas can show us they are different. [SportsDay]Herman managed some blue-chip QB’s masterfully at Ohio State and groomed a blossoming QB at Houston in Greg Ward. If he can do something with Buchele at Texas, they could be poised to be a Top 25 team in 2018. But not today.Sounds like a dude who’s all in on his QB.Here is what Texas football coach Tom Herman said about Shane Buechele starting. Definitely a caveat pic.twitter.com/QtOWrrLyp0— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) August 21, 2017 “I think it’s a bad move. You don’t want to associate yourself with Art Briles right now” @LauraMRutledge pic.twitter.com/5Q02q1KLVZ— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 22, 2017And now more formally.https://twitter.com/Ticats/status/902187937382768641If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more