Round 12 of Digicel Cup this weekend

first_imgThere will be four games played up in the Highlands region. All games are scheduled for a 2pm kick off.The Waghi Tumbe side will play host to the Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles at Jiwaka while the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis go up against the PRK Mendi Muruks at home in Goroka.Across in Mendi, the Kemele Hela Wigmen will do battle with the TNA Simbu Lions. The other game is between the visiting Agmark Rabaul Gurias and the EGP Enga Mioks in Wabag.The last game of round 12 will be played in the nation’s capital and will feature the SNS Port Moresby Vipers and PRK Gulf Isapea. This game will get underway at 3pm.Competition leaders, the Snax Lae Tigers, are on bye.last_img read more

Childhood friends take medals at Golden Age Games

first_imgWHITTIER – Childhood friends George Gallegos and Manny Saldivar, both of Whittier, have shared times good and bad in the four decades they’ve known each other. They include weddings, the births of their children, working for United Parcel Service for more than three decades and the death of Saldivar’s wife, Christine, in January 2005. This summer the duo added medal-winners to the list. Gallegos and Saldivar, both 58, competed in the 21st annual National Veterans Golden Age Games in Houston Aug. 27-31. “We’ve all been friends forever,” Saldivar said. The three veterans also play in the Senior Softball League representing Pico Rivera. The team won a bronze medal in June in the Senior Olympics in Pasadena. “It was the first time the team placed in nearly 20 years of participation in the Senior Olympics,” said Saldivar, the more outspoken of the two. He encouraged Gallegos to “get off the couch,” and do something with his free time. Gallegos, who lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Bell Gardens High School, joined the softball team and used the pool as a way to rehab his legs. “I wasn’t moving too well,” he said, describing the use of his legs, which deteriorated due to severe varicose veins, a result of more than three decades delivering for UPS. Now he is moving much better. Gallegos was surprised by the caliber of athletes, especially the veterans who had lost limbs while serving their country. “There were some excellent athletes,” he said, citing a 97-year-old veteran who was a gold medalist in shuffleboard. Saldivar, who attended Montebello High School, was urged to be more active by De La Cruz after the death of his wife. “I needed to get out,” he said. He has medals from both games to show for his efforts. “Training is difficult, you have to give up that extra tamale at Christmas,” Saldivar said. He is already training for next year’s competition to be staged in Indianapolis. “Men train, women diet,” he said of his food and exercise regimen. Saldivar’s goal is to medal in four events, the maximum allowed. “I hope to be doing this for 30 more years,” he said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They joined more than 600 men and women who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and participated in events ranging from swimming to shuffleboard. Gallegos said the games, dubbed “Heroes in Houston,” is to honor those who did not come home. “They are the real heroes,” he said. “They were so young and didn’t get a chance to live their lives.” In his second year competing, Saldivar won two silvers in swimming and a bronze in biking. Gallegos won a bronze in swimming. The two men, who met while attending Eastmont Junior High School in East Los Angeles and served in the Marine Corps, were coached by fellow veteran Dave De La Cruz, 61, of Alhambra. last_img read more

Paul Pogba latest – why world record move to Man United could cost Arsenal

first_img 3 The Red Devils have been linked with a £100m bid for Paul Pogba and here’s the latest news on the possible deal Paul Pogba to Manchester United is already the transfer saga of the summer and could be set to run all the way to deadline day, despite Jose Mourinho’s best intentions.The new United boss spoke of bringing in a fourth new signing, believed to be Pogba, following the arrivals of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Reports have suggested the Red Devils are willing to smash the world record transfer fee – currently the £86m paid for Gareth Bale by Real Madrid – and make Pogba the world’s first £100m player.But what is the latest on the transfer? Find out all the details below … ‘First family’Pogba would be open to a return to Manchester United, the club he left Le Harve for in 2009. Pogba left three years later for Juventus, who are desperate to keep him, but the Frenchman has said he would speak to Mourinho should the opportunity arise. He told reporters: “[United] were my first family and if Mourinho called me, I’d see.” Deadline issuedPogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, who also manages new United signings Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimovic, has given the Red Devils a deadline to sign the Frenchman, report Spanish outlet Marca. The newspaper also states that Real Madrid haven’t completely closed the door on Pogba and they could still swipe him from under Manchester United’s noses.Move could cost Arsenal 3 Should United complete the transfer of Pogba and make him the world’s first £100m footballer, it could be a blow to Premier League rivals Arsenal. According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus would use the Pogba money to activate Gunners target Gonzalo Higuain’s release clause, which is just short of £80m. 3last_img read more

Picture Special: Snow much fun around Donegal!

first_imgSchool closures and mid-term holidays meant that children all over Donegal had time to enjoy the snow today. There were ideal snowman-making conditions, with many families proud to share their creations with Donegal Daily. Here are some of the top photos sent to us from around Donegal today:The McGuire clan all set for Saturday. Photo by Bernie McGuireMatthew Joseph, from Monaghan, enjoying his first time in the snow at Inch IslandHouse for let – going fast! Built by the Caulfield family in RedcastleHouse for let – going fast! Built by the Caulfield family in RedcastleEthan Sullivan aged 6 and his little sister Molly aged 3 with their Frosty the Snowman creationCallum Newton enjoying the snowSnow-woman by Jack and Mark Quigley in MuffSnowman by Jack and Mark Quigley in MuffBy Joanne Gallinagh, LetterkennyNoah O’Donnell making a snow angelDenis, Dj (9)and Stephen (6) Peoples in KilmacrennanShayna Rodgers and Lauren Mc Bride with their snow woman called Angel – who loves her mascara!Denise and Clodagh Mc Guinness have a snow day in MovilleSnow Scenes at Drung, Quigleys Point, Co Donegal. Nan AllenMegan and Jamie Doherty having a snow day in Redcastle, DonegalAoibheann McDermott (1 year 9 months) with her buddy Nikita (4 years old) enjoying the snowEimear and Aine Connolly enjoying their snow day in RameltonGreat work by Tom, Dan and Eve in Glencar, LetterkennyOne Snowman/gymnast acting suspiciously in the Glencar area!Photo by Gerard McErleanKevin and Enda Mc Gettigan in Kilmacrennan with their snowmanIf you’d like to feature in our next snow day picture special, email your photos to Picture Special: Snow much fun around Donegal! was last modified: February 13th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:picture specialsnow daylast_img read more

Donegal property raided by Gardai in probe into child porn

first_imgGardai probing online child exploitation have visited at least one property in Donegal.While officers would not reveal the exact location of the search, properties in a total of 15 counties including Donegal were searched.Officers searched 31 homes and worryingly involved the recovery of kid sex dolls. The blitz, from Tuesday to Thursday of this week, was aimed at targeting suspects who possesses, import and ­distribute child abuse material.Digital material was also nabbed as part of Operation Ketch II. Cops suspect they confiscated hundreds of thousands of child porn videos and images.At least 31 people are being interviewed, ranging in age from teens to pensioners.No arrests have been made, but nine people made admissions about suspected offences. Detective Chief Supt Declan Daly said cops will ‘relentlessly pursue those involved’Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said this is the first time child sex dolls have been recovered at an Irish home.He said: “It is an issue we have discussed in recent times with customs officials, because we are aware that they have been imported into the State. A number of them have been seized, maybe at points of entry to the State.“But it is the first time we have come across one in a search of this nature.“It is an added concern to what is already an area that gives rise to considerable concern, to say the least.”The Assistant Commissioner added that the results of the raid highlight the problem of child abuse and that a lot of money is being made from it. He added: “We enforce the law through these operations and we’re highlighting the extent to which this is taking place, and bringing those who commit crimes before the courts.“This is a growing phenomenon, it’s a challenge for law enforcement at international level and we seek assistance of everyone who has input, including private entities that supply services whereby imagery is accessed.“There is a lot of profit being made off this — I’d like to see an effort to tackle how people are accessing these images.”Donegal property raided by Gardai in probe into child porn was last modified: July 26th, 2018 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

Neanderthals Can’t Get No Respect

first_imgWill evolutionary paleontologists ever make up their minds about Neanderthals?  The story seems to change every year.  Just when they had been getting more respect as Homo sapiens brethren, another researcher is demoting them to outsiders.    An Argentinean anthropologist has measured anatomical features and concluded they were a separate species, reported PhysOrg.  Understandably, “Reconciling these diverse classifications from a tiny number of specimens spanning millions of years has led to lots of claims and counter-claims, as well as much confusion in the general public, about how we came to be here.”    Meanwhile, National Geographic News claimed Mr. Neanderthal had a big mouth.  A team of Israeli anthropologists believe Neanderthals could open their mouths wider than modern humans.  Perhaps all this proves is that they were good politicians.    The alternate spellings of Neanderthal and Neandertal seem to be equivalent, according to PhysOrg article has a picture of a Neanderthal thinker in a pensive pose.  He’s thinking, “I tell you, I can’t get no respect from evolutionary anthropologists.  One of them, he told me I was crazy.  I told him I wanted a second opinion.  He said, OK, you’re ugly, too.  I bet your mother fed you with a slingshot.  When I was born, he said, the doctor shoulda slapped your mother.  You are the sap in the family tree.  Better watch out for that saber-tooth cat over there – he’s likely to cover you up.  I tell you.  I got a PhD, a muscular physique, a wall covered with hunting trophies and a voice like Pavarotti, but I can’t get no respect.  The government taxed the shirt off my back.  At least I don’t have to worry about pickpockets.”    How should you read news articles like this?  Sadly, you must ignore them.  Science, a word that used to mean “knowledge,” has abandoned its respect for rigor and restraint.  It has become a playground for storytellers shooting off their gaping mouths to get a moment of fame in the news.  Anything you read today is likely to be overturned next month.    What does this Brazilian know about Neanderthals and their relationship to the human family tree?  Nothing.  He made it all up.  The article said as much.  “Various species of Homo have been put up for the crown of being our direct ancestor, only to find themselves dismissed by critics as failed branches of the Homo tree.”  So on what basis do they dismiss Neanderthal and promote Homo habilis today?  They could take any random sample of living humans and come up with dozens of theories of who is related to whom.  Undoubtedly some of us would be demoted from the human line.  Certain individuals demote themselves from the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens by their own folly.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Data Mining and Taco Bell Programming

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#hack#tips Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Programmer Ted Dziuba suggests an alternative to traditional program that he called “Taco Bell Programming.” The Taco Bell chain creates multiple menu items from about eight different ingredients. Dziuba wants to be able to be able to create many applications with combinations of about eight different shell commands.Here’s an example from Dziuba:Here’s a concrete example: suppose you have millions of web pages that you want to download and save to disk for later processing. How do you do it? The cool-kids answer is to write a distributed crawler in Clojure and run it on EC2, handing out jobs with a message queue like SQS or ZeroMQ.The Taco Bell answer? xargs and wget. In the rare case that you saturate the network connection, add some split and rsync. A “distributed crawler” is really only like 10 lines of shell script.Dziuba gives another example. Instead of using Hadoop to process that data once you have it, you can use:find crawl_dir/ -type f -print0 | xargs -n1 -0 -P32 ./process“It is a viable way to deal with massive data problems, at least for one-off jobs,” Big data expert and ReadWriteWeb contributor Pete Warden says about Dziuba’s Taco Bell programming concept. “You’re trading off the ability to manage and tightly control the process against development speed.”Do you have any favorite hacks like this? klint finleycenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

Hands Off My Wrists! Why I Don’t Want To Wear My Computers

first_imgowen thomas What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts center_img Tags:#fitness tracker#Fitness Tracking#smartwatch#Wearable Computing#wearables Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The gadget-industrial complex is afroth with the notion that everyone from Apple and Google to Dell and Samsung is working on a smartwatch.Who’s going to wear them?I’ll tell you: Not me.See also: Arm Race: Samsung To Build A Smartwatch, TooI can’t remember ever wearing a watch: I hate the feel of a band against my wrist. That’s a personal tic, but I’m far from alone in eschewing timepieces. Since the last decade, people have noted the trend of younger people to tell time on anything but a watch.Sure, you’ll read the occasional trend piece about how high-end, luxury watches are making a blingy comeback. Whatever: I can’t imagine a less interesting way to spend your money.No One Needs More Devices To ManageYou know what I don’t need? More cables and chargers to misplace at home or pack for travel. Yet that’s exactly what smartwatches and fitness bands bring to our lives. (Nick Statt noted that keeping the Fitbit Flex charged is one of its most annoying aspects.) I already need to keep a smartphone, tablet, and Bluetooth keyboard charged. After that, I’m out of USB ports.Photo by matsuyuki on FlickrAnd Google Glass? The paranoia about people recording video is overblown, because the battery won’t last long enough to record any large portion of one’s day. And the glorified $1,500 Bluetooth headset is far too easy to break. I also hate the headset’s nose-pinching frame. (When I buy glasses, I always get them without those awful nose pads.)Battery life in general will be a nightmare for all of these tiny devices. Physics and chemistry dictate how long a charge lasts, and the more capable these miniaturized computers are, the more frequently we’ll have to plug them in—which makes the whole “wearable” thing pointless.It’s The Data That Counts, Not The DeviceAnother argument for wearables is that they’re good for capturing data. I don’t buy that, either.I’m interested in the quantified-self movement, which promises to turn our movements and vital signs into data to be crunched, stored, and analyzed. But pedometers don’t capture how I work out, which tends to involve more time in the gym or yoga studio rather than on the running trail. (And I live in San Francisco, so I walk plenty as it is.)It’s more useful for me to enter data about my workouts into apps like GymGoal—which require a full smartphone screen. And for tracking runs, I use more smartphone apps: MapMyRun, Nike Running, and RunKeeper, all of which rely on phones’ GPS and accelerometer systems for location data.Stop The Smartwatch Madness!So here’s a modest proposal for hardware manufacturers: Stop trying to replace the smartphone. Instead, make it better—by focusing on software and services. You say it’s awkward to take a phone out of a pocket or purse? The answer isn’t to shift notifications over to another screen. It’s to eliminate unnecessary notifications, or shift them in time. Anticipatory computing should allow smartphones to get much smarter about when to interrupt us.See also: The Smartwatch Arm RaceAnd ambient identity will allow us to securely take over any available networked screen—rather than worry about carrying around a bevy of personal devices. (I hear cloud computing is a thing.)You know what would also be nice? A non-dorky Bluetooth earpiece, or earphones that don’t get tangled up. Voice interfaces are getting better and better—and unless you really loved the Dick Tracy comics, I don’t see how talking into your watch will ever be cool.We don’t need computers to wear on our head, or wrists, or arms. We need computers that fade into the background. Forget wearable computing. It’s time for disappearable computing.Photo of Owen Thomas by Madeleine Weiss for ReadWrite; photo of USB cables by matsuyukilast_img read more

James Anderson suffers knee injury during county game

first_imgJames Anderson suffered a knee injury while performing his county duty with Lancashire coach Glen Chapple, suggesting that the England pace spearhead could be in for a “painful few days”.Anderson had to leave the field after James Fuller’s drive hit him on the inside of his knee during Lancashire’s four-wicket defeat by champions Hampshire in a One-Day Cup semi-final on Sunday, reports BBC Sport.”It is a nasty blow in a painful area,” said Chapple. “We don’t know but we think that it will be a nasty bruise that will settle down in the next few days. The physio will see him in the morning and he walked off there.”Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket, will now require further medical assessment on Monday.As Anderson no longer plays ODI cricket, the injury will have no bearing on England’s campaign in the upcoming World Cup beginning at the end of this month.Anderson can possibly be seen playing next for England when they take on Ireland in the four-day Test at Lord’s from July 24 before the Ashes series against Australia begins at Edgbaston on August 1.Also Read | Liam Plunkett cleared by ICC after ball tampering scarelast_img read more