Young nearly sets bike club record

first_imgA hot, sunny evening was ideal conditions for another Blizzard Bike Club race.On Thursday evening, the club held a 16 km Baldonnel Time Trial, which was won by Colter Young.- Advertisement -Young finished in first place with a time of 22 minutes and 56 seconds. Irvin Tang was second with a time of 25:08 and Pat Ferris third, at 26:08.Young also came within three seconds of tying the course record of 22:53, which was set back on May 5 by Stephen Ferris.The next event for the Blizzard Bike Club will be the S & S Turbines Hill Climb Championships, on the Bear Flats hill. It will be taking place Friday, August 12 and will begin at 10 a.m.For more information on the Blizzard Bike club or any of its upcoming events, please visit their official website.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Soccer star Kevin calls time on career after horrific accident

first_imgOne of Donegal’s greatest sporting stars, Kevin McHugh, has called time on his many years with Finn Harps.The Killea man suffered a horrific injury and lost a finger in a freak accident last week.Today the much-loved sportsman officially announced that he was calling time on his soccer career. Kevin told finnharps.com “Yeah, obviously a disaster for me personally with the recent accident and ultimately finishing my career at this level. It’s not how I imagined leaving the club, but that’s life in general isn’t it? No-one knows what’s around the corner, but you just have to get on with it. Between managing/coaching and work/family I’ll be kept pretty busy anyways.”The father of two runs the Donegal Soccer Academy and is keeping a close eye on emerging talent.Kevin, who works in the IT department of Donegal County Council, admitted that the tempo of the Premier Division is relentless but he is confident Harps can stay up – and will get stronger next season.“It’s an unforgiving Division, mistakes are punished and every point you get is well earned, so if Ollie is able to keep us up it will be a very successful season, despite all the recent negative press. This season will stand to this group in terms of tempo of the games, fitness levels and the realization of the commitment it takes to be a proper footballer in the premier division. It really is relentless.” A spokesman for Finn Harps wished Kevin every success for the future and hinted that they will honour his contribution to Harps in the coming weeks.“Harps players, management and volunteers are looking forward to recognizing Kevin’s huge contribution to the club and wish him the very best in his recovery,” said the spokesman.Soccer star Kevin calls time on career after horrific accident was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea set to confirm Mourinho’s return

first_imgChelsea are set to confirm the return of Jose Mourinho.The 50-year-old, who won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup during his first spell as the club’s manager, will be in London today to finalise the deal.He was widely expected to return to Chelsea this summer and confirmation of his appointment will delight Blues fans.Hugely popular among the Stamford Bridge faithful, Mourinho’s three-year spell at Chelsea ended in 2007.Since then he has led Inter Milan to two Italian titles and the Champions League – a trophy he also won with Porto in 2004 – and more recently managed Real Madrid.Real secured the Spanish title under him last year and recently won this season’s Copa del Rey.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Evolutionists Violate Church-State Separation

first_imgJohn G. West thinks he has the NCSE in a hammerlock.  The evolution-only advocacy group, headed by Eugenie Scott, has used religious arguments to promote evolution on their new “Understanding Evolution” website (see 02/29/2004 entry).  West, an associate director of the Discovery Institute, writing for National Review, claims they are violating their own principle of separation of church and state.    If creationism cannot be allowed in the science classroom for religious reasons, then why should evolution be advocated for religious reasons?  “One wonders whether those at the NCSE appreciate the irony of their situation,” West chuckles.  He caught them in the act:This effort to use religion to endorse evolution is part of a larger public-relations strategy devised by the NCSE to defuse skepticism of neo-Darwinism.  On its own website, the group advises inviting ministers to testify in favor of evolution before school boards, and it has created a Sunday-school curriculum to promote evolution in the churches.  The NCSE even has a “Faith Network Director” who claims that “Darwin’s theory of evolution… has, for those open to the possibilities, expanded our notions of God.”Strange talk for an avowed atheist like Scott, unless it is pure strategy and tactics.  But the Discovery Institute wants to see it backfire.  “It’s clearly a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.  What business is it of the government to tell people what their religious beliefs about evolution should be?  And what does this have to do with teaching science?”    Click here for an example of religious arguments used by the Understanding Evolution website.  See also the World Net Daily report.This is funny, but it would be even more entertaining if the ACLU took on the NCSE.  Don’t hold your breath.  For those two bosom-buddy groups, it’s not about science or logic.  It’s war: Worldview War I.See also this month’s quote at top right of this page.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Finally: Facebook Silences App Notification Spam

first_imgTags:#Facebook#news#web Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is about to become a quieter, less annoying place for users. The company just announced that it has deprecated “application notifications” and will require apps to use other, less intrusive methods of sending news to users. It’s a big step in the ongoing anti-MySpace-ification of Facebook. Though to be fair, MySpace recently instituted something similar. Now your “notifications” section on Facebook will just be for things like comments left on your posts. It’s a good move that puts the interests of users ahead of short-term benefits for app developers and monetization. That’s in everyone’s best interests in the long term.Facebook has done a delicate dance with application developers for years: the more your users click through notifications about your application, the more notifications you’re allowed to send. Many developers would like to notify all users of anything, at any and all opportunities, because those notifications drive traffic. Facebook has sided with users in this equation, though, and today just threw the whole dance out of the spotlight and into a designated and less central part of the user experience. Developers were recently given permission to ask app users for their email addresses, which they can use to email app notifications directly. (Granted, that could get annoying too, but at least it’s opt-in.) The creation of a special Applications and Games Dashboard offers another place for app notifications to be delivered. Some developers may complain that they are being further pushed out of users’ line of sight with this decision. Facebook is most likely to respond like this: build a good app that people will use and share by choice and you’ll be just fine.It’s unclear whether this will affect the Facebook Newsfeed, but the algorithmic method behind selection of which notifications to publish to the newsfeed and in what order is so central to the Facebook experience that the company was issued a controversial patent for it yesterday. As the newsfeed paradigm takes over the whole web, though, figuring out how to balance human with automated signals, and communication with marketing in the stream, is no trivial matter. These are the decisions upon which the future of the social web is being built.At first blush, this looks like a good UX design decision that will improve the way everyone using Facebook feels about the site. Look for the change to go into effect on Monday.Become a Fan of ReadWriteWeb on Facebook and we’ll deliver you the best tech news and analysis online right into your newsfeed so you can discuss it with friends. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Announces Medical Leave of Absence

first_imgRelated Posts Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just announced that he is taking a medical leave of absence. He will continue as CEO, but will pass day-to-day operations of the company to COO Tim Cook.This is the email memo that Jobs sent to Apple employees today according to Business Wire.Team,At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.SteveJobs has not given a reason for the medical leave of absense. This is his second medical leave, following a battle with pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant in 2009.Apple is slated to give its quarterly earnings report tomorrow, and perhaps more details will be forthcoming at that time. audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Apple#Breaking#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Teledyne LeCroy: WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes with bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz

first_img Continue Reading Previous Kontron: secure wireless and network router for airlines and business jet operatorsNext Cadence: Virtuoso Platform with advanced node support down to 5nm Teledyne LeCroy announced the WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes, which expand the existing WaveSurfer 3000 bandwidth range above and below that of earlier models, while also bolstering functionality for power-electronics testing. In addition, the new models provide more processing power and memory. All WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes feature a large 10.1” capacitive touch screen, a vast set of debug and analysis tools, multi-instrument capabilities, feature/option upgrades, and support for a wider probe range. The WaveSurfer 3000z comes in five models with bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz and sample rates up to 4 GS/s.The WaveSurfer 3000z adds a 100-MHz version that brings the powerful features of the WaveSurfer 3000 to an entry-level price, and a highly affordable, yet equally feature-loaded 1-GHz model. The 100-MHz version addresses the requirements of general-purpose debugging and validation tasks, while the 1-GHz model serves users looking for the bandwidth to tackle sophisticated applications such as high-speed serial communications test and RF signal analysis.The WaveSurfer 3000z combines an entirely new CPU engine, an improved internal-communications bus, and up to 20 Mpoints of acquisition memory, twice that of the WaveSurfer 3000, to facilitate rapid and responsive oscilloscope operation. Meanwhile, the 10.1” capacitive touch screen combines with Teledyne LeCroy’s MAUI user interface to give users a better look at waveforms and deeper insight into signal abnormalities. Now available for the WaveSurfer 3000z, the Power Analysis software package performs detailed analysis of line power, control loops, and system/device power performance. The WaveSurfer 3000z’s fast display update rate of 130,000 waveforms/s makes it easy to identify anomalies during power analysis.To augment the Power Analysis software package, the WaveSurfer 3000z offers an advanced active-probe interface that supports Teledyne LeCroy’s power-focused HVFO103 high-voltage, fiber optically-isolated probe, RP4030 power-rail probe, CP03xA current probe, and HVD3000/3000A high-voltage differential probes.Together, the Power Analysis software, specialized probes, and the balance of Teledyne LeCroy’s large selection of probes give the WaveSurfer 3000z all of the required resources for debugging and validation of power electronics and power-conversion circuits.With analysis features such as History mode for waveform playback, extensive triggering capabilities, and WaveScan advanced search and find, the WaveSurfer 3000z delivers fast and thorough detection and isolation of signal anomalies. It also packs a deep measure and math toolset of 20 math functions for quick waveform insight and 24 automated parameter measurements. A dedicated grid eases viewing of math traces, while statistics, histicons, and trends extract revealing details from parameter measurements. The LabNotebook feature saves and/or restores oscilloscope setups and waveforms with the touch of a single button, and provides a handy tool for annotation and documentation of your work sessions.Adding to the comprehensive toolset inherited from earlier models, the WaveSurfer 3000z includes LXI-based web browsing to facilitate remote configuration and operation. In the event of AC-line disconnection, a new “power on AC line” feature restores power by simply reattaching the cord. The already broad palette of optional serial trigger/decode packages now adds an Audiobus trigger/decode package, which performs analysis and debug of the digital audio-bus standard in its I2S, LJ, RJ, and TDM variants.Not only is the WaveSurfer 3000z an extremely capable oscilloscope, but it also can serve as a 5-in-1 instrument. The function-generator option offers a standard collection of waveforms at up to 25 MHz, while the logic-analyzer option provides 16 digital channels for mixed-signal capabilities. A digital-voltmeter option performs 4-digit voltage measurements and 5-digit frequency counting on any channel, and the protocol-analyzer option with serial trigger/decode features intuitive, color-coded waveform overlays and interactive data tables.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar, Middlesex to launch academy in Mumbai and London

first_imgSachin Tendulkar is set to launch a cricket academy for budding male and female cricketers in Mumbai and London.The retired batting great has joined forces with Middlesex Cricket to set up “Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy” (TMGA).The academy will provide training for children between the ages of nine and 14 through a curriculum developed by the coaches at the county and Tendulkar, who is the world’s leading run-scorer in both tests and one-day internationals.”I am delighted to be partnering with Middlesex Cricket on this new venture,” Tendulkar, who retired in 2013 with more than 34,000 international runs to his name, said in a statement.”The objective is not only to produce good cricketers but also good global citizens of the future.”Through this association, Middlesex and I are focused on providing the very best in cricket education, as much as possible, for our students.”Merchant Taylor’s School in Northwood will host the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy’s first cricket camp from August 6-9.Richard Goatley, CEO, Middlesex Cricket said, “It has been a great privilege over the past six months to work with Sachin Tendulkar and his team in developing what we believe will be the market leading coaching programme in the world.””Our established academy programme, twinned with the unique insight, knowledge and ability of the most successful cricketer of all time will provide kids with a unique experience that they will never forget.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Experts say NS intimate photos case unlikely to deter teens

first_imgBRIDGEWATER, N.S. – It had all the trappings of a typical teen romance, until it became part of a high-profile case that shines a light on the consequences of mixing digital images and sexuality.The 14-year-old girl had known the boy since they were young. When they talked in class, he would compliment her looks and tell her that he liked her.The boy would talk about how they could trust each other, according to court documents, then asked her for photos, including full nudes.“He asked her repeatedly and explained that it was ‘no big deal,’” the documents said.The boy is one of six male teenagers in Bridgewater, N.S., who have admitted to distributing intimate images of at least 20 girls between the ages of 13 and 17 without their consent. They will be sentenced in Bridgewater provincial court Monday.When the six were charged in July 2016, four of the accused were 15 years old and the other two were 18. However, all were under 18 when the offences were committed, which means their identities are protected from publication under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The victims’ identities are also protected.The case is one of Canada’s largest involving a relatively untested law designed to combat the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.A Crown attorney said in March that he hopes the case raises awareness about the criminal consequences of this kind of behaviour, but experts say the law may do little to deter teenage sexuality.“It’s not clear that the law will be deterrent one way or the other, especially in the world of teenage hormones and sexuality run amok,” said Wayne MacKay, a law professor at Dalhousie University.Documents submitted in court said two Dropbox accounts were created for the purpose of sharing dozens of intimate images of girls in various states of undress, including fully nude.An agreed statement of facts said everyone who uploaded photos either knew outright or were “wilfully blind” to the fact that the subjects didn’t consent to their distribution.In the statement, the photos’ subjects cited a variety of motivations for sending the images.Some young women felt pressured by what they described as persistent requests for intimate images, while others said they were vying for boys’ affections or just joking around, the statement said.The document said one 13-year-old girl was repeatedly asked for sexual photos by one of the accused over the course of several days, despite persistent rejection.“The next day at school (the boy) and his friends were clustered near her locker and gave her the impression that they were talking about her. She felt pressured,” the document said, noting that she ended up sending the photos out of fear that he would spread a rumour about her.McKay said it can be hard to draw the line between flirtation and coercion in intimate images cases, particularly when they involve young people.He said the Bridgewater case shows the digital distribution of such images can reinforce high school social dynamics — like boys bragging about their sexual conquests, while girls are shamed for theirs — but said technology poses new potential for harm.“I still think it’s important that we not minimize too much because that does send the wrong message that this is just boys being boys,” he said. “Some of these things have gone on forever, but because of the nature of social media and technology, the images and the damage is ongoing forever, potentially.”The intimate images bill, which became law in 2015, was introduced after the death of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons, which captured national attention.The 17-year-old died by suicide in 2013 after a photo — of what her family says was a sexual assault — was circulated among students at her school in Cole Harbour, N.S.Lara Karaian, a criminology professor at Carleton University, said in the age of “sexual romance 2.0,” the circulation of intimate images has become the norm, and teens’ attitudes have shifted accordingly.“This is not a trend that is going away. This is a new mode of sexual expression for young people,” Karaian said in an interview. “How much are we willing to use the law against so many young people who are doing this?”McKay agreed that the legislation on intimate images has lagged behind the pace of technology and said we have to look outside the courtroom to address this growing phenomenon.In the Bridgewater case, McKay said the distribution of images appeared to be so “systematic” that he thinks legal consequences could be appropriate.He said the six accused could face court-ordered restrictions at the sentencing hearing Monday, including a prohibition on access to the Internet.“For young people in the modern world, limiting their social media is what they’ll take note of,” he said. “For some, it may even be a bigger deterrent than time in custody.”— By Adina Bresge in Halifax.last_img read more

Concern over whats above ground at Yellowknifes Giant Mine

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s one of the country’s biggest environmental disasters.Yellowknife’s Giant Mine was once the driving force behind the northern economy for its rich gold deposits, the mine is now a toxic liability and home to hundreds of thousands of tonnes of arsenic trioxide.An ambitious clean up plan is underway to freeze the arsenic in place forever but it’s not just what’s underground that has people concerned.APTN’s Cullen Crozier has the story.last_img