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first_imgGANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA — Fort St. John native Denny Morrison competed in the Men’s 1,500 metre finals this morning at his fourth Winter Olympics appearance.Morrison finished the race in 13th spot with a time of 1:46.36, just over two seconds behind the gold medal-winning time posted by Kjeld Nuis of The Netherlands. Nuis posted a time of 1:44.01 to finish 1st, followed by his fellow countryman Patrick Roest. South Korea’s Min Seok Kim finished 3rd with a time of 1:44.93.During his first Olympics in Turin, Morrison won silver in the team pursuit. In Vancouver, his team won gold in the team pursuit, before he won silver in the 1,000 metre race and bronze in the 1,500 metre race at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.- Advertisement -This will be an extra special Olympics for Morrison since he survived a motorcycle crash in May of 2015 and a stroke the following year. He is also now married and will watch his wife Josie Spence compete at the games, also in speedskating.last_img read more


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first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bob Neufeld, general manager of the community services district, said sand is getting into the bottom of the well, limiting its production. Neufeld said levels of other water wells in the Antelope Valley are decreasing as well, noting a pending court case involving local water purveyors, farmers and other parties over water rights. The district will continue to use well water to irrigate school grounds, Van Norman said. In the Southern Kern district, four of the six schools rely on wells for water: Rosamond High, Hamilton Elementary, Rosamond Elementary and Tropico Middle School. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 ROSAMOND – The Southern Kern Unified School District will pay up to $250,000 for a water connection to the local water district because the well that serves Rosamond High School and Hamilton Elementary is running dry. District officials said the water table of the well has gone down considerably, although no figures were available. “We were afraid it would not be sufficient to supply the high school and Hamilton, which are on the same campus,” Superintendent Rod Van Norman said. “Water is still coming out but not to the capacity that we would want. The well people said we would have to drill down deeper in order to get the same capacity.” The board in March approved a water hookup to the Rosamond Community Services District at a cost not to exceed $250,000. last_img read more


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first_img0Shares0000Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi receives his February Coach of the Month award from Fidelity Insurance Marketing and Business Development Manager Nicholas Malesi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi his beaten his Gor Mahia counterpart Dylan Kerr to the Fidelity Insurance/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Coach of the Month for February. Both Kimanzi and Kerr enjoyed similar form in the first month of the new season, each picking three wins and a draw, but the Dutch-trained Kimanzi found favor with the SJAK football committee which handed him the diadem after a final round of voting. “It is a surprising award because as much as we had worked hard, I didn’t expect this to come here today. But this is not my own work, it is the effort put in by the players and the other technical bench members and the management as well,” Kimanzi said as he received his award at the club’s training ground on Wednesday.This is Kimanzi’s second coach of the month award having also claimed the same prize in the opening month of last season.In the month of February, Mathare swatted aside sugar-milling clubs Nzoia and Sony then dropped two points against Ulinzi Stars picking a barren draw. They wound up the month with a 3-1 thrashing of Sofapaka to finish off with 10 points out of a possible 12.Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi poses with his players after receiving his February Coach of the Month award at the club’s training ground on April 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKerr on the other hand led Gor Mahia to three consecutive victories over struggling Nakumatt, Zoo FC and Kariobangi Sharks then drew their last league match of the month against Tusker.The ensuing vote carried out by SJAK Football Commission went Kiamnzi’s way as he scooped ten votes to Kerr’s six.The highly rated coach intends to keep the team competitive and winning this year in a bid to play bag silverware at the end of season and play continental football next year.The Slum Boys are currently sitting pretty on top of the Kenyan Premier League after accumulating 23 points off a possible 30 in the opening 10 games of the season. They have only lost one tie against AFC Leopards.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Right now the middle two brothers in a family of four siblings are playing on the same team for the first time and enjoying every minute. The duo hails from Thousand Oaks. Both went through Westlake High School, but Adam didn’t make the varsity team until his junior year, which was just after his sibling departed. Amir, the featured shooter in Redlands high-octane offense, averaged 18.8 points last year as a sophomore and has improved to 21.6 this season. He is also contributing 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Adam’s job is to get his brother and the other Bulldog marksmen quality shots. He has delivered to the tune of 5.2 asssists per game, second best in the conference, along with 7.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2 steals. Not only are the two on the same team, they play on the same shift in Smith’s revolving line offense with their platoon mates usually being sophomores Ryan Hall and David Thomas and freshman Ted Hull. “To be able to play together is a dream come true,” Amir said. “It’s something we always wanted to do but something we never thought could happen. We’re enjoying it as long as it lasts.” “He’s the better ball handler and passer,” Amir said, glancing in his brother’s direction. Both concede they have a younger sibling that might be better than either of them. Bulldogs coach Gary Smith can only hope he follows the two to the scenic campus in East San Bernardino County in a few years. REDLANDS – Ask Amir or Adam Mazarei who the better basketball player in the family is and both University of Redlands players hedge. They think for a few seconds, then come up with the diplomatic answer without even conferring. “He’s the better shooter,” Adam said, of his younger brother. center_img The two had no reason to think they would ever achieve that goal. Amir, now 20, wasn’t recruited out of high school after missing six weeks of his senior season with a knee problem. He chose to go to Redlands because an associate of mother Linda boasted about how good the school’s accounting program was, and that was the area in which he planned to major. He didn’t plan on playing, even after he enrolled, but that all changed after talking to Smith and spending a few hours in the gym. Adam, now 23, attended Moorpark Junior College for two years but did not play because of a kidney problem that wasn’t immediately diagnosed. He started having some pain his senior year of high school but it wasn’t intense enough to prevent him from playing. It gradually got worse to where competing at the next level was not an option. He ended up having two surgeries, the first coming in the spring of 2003. A stent was inserted to help liquids pass through an obstruction. The surgery didn’t help much so another was performed at Cedars Sinai a few months later. The stent and the kidney were both removed. “I didn’t think I missed playing that much,” Adam said. “But I would go to all of his games. Then it made me miss it more.” It was only natural that Adam moved on to Redlands last year since his brother was already there. He will graduate this spring but is also benefiting from a program in which students can work on a teaching credential while getting their degree. His goal is to start an AAU basketball program in Thousand Oaks. “I hate to see kids developing bad habits and not paying attention to fundamentals,” he said. “I would like to see kids get better coaching at a younger age, and I want to help.” Smith admits both players have been a pleasant surprise. He knew Amir was a capable shooter but didn’t think he would put up such impressive numbers. Adam was a bigger question mark because of the health issue that kept him out of the game for almost three years. The school’s training staff monitored his condition and got proper documentation that cleared him to compete. Then it was a matter of getting back into playing shape. “You never really know how a kid is going to work out in the framework of this offense, but I would say he (Amir) has exceeded our expectations,” Smith said. “With Adam, it was more how fast he would progress given the time he was out. He has done a great job, too.” The players have been a nice addition to the program both on and off the court. “They’re pretty quiet, humble kids. They’re just a pleasure to be around,” Smith said. “Their good students and they’re unselfish players. I have to get on Adam to shoot more. Amir may be one of our key guys, but he never hesitates to pass up a shot if someone else has the hot hand.” Parents Linda and Mahdi are avid supporters of the basketball team, attending all games even if it means driving four or five hours one way. Sometimes it means having to choose because Matthew, 15, is now playing high school ball, following his brothers at Westlake. “We usually win out because there is two of us and one of him,” Amir said with a chuckle. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


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first_img Leone moved to St. George, Utah, after retiring and often invited deputies for fishing trips. He had returned to Los Angeles to run in the marathon. Reyna, 52, was a veteran detective in the LAPD division that investigates officer-involved shootings. Laid back and approachable, he was always willing to offer advice on other cases, Voge said. On Monday, officers in his division papered their office door with pictures of Reyna. “He was one of the hardest workers,” Voge said. “Just a straight-out genuinely nice man, a consummate professional and an absolutely good person. That’s why he affected so many people here. It shocked us all. “This department, this division and this city are going to miss him.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A few months ago, when somebody asked LAPD Detective Raul Reyna why he liked to run marathons, his answer was pretty simple: Why not? “He said, ‘It just sounds like something to do,”‘ said Capt. Jim Voge, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Force Investigation Division. “It’s a challenge, and he looked forward to completing it.” Reyna, an avid runner with a handful of marathons under his belt, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack at mile 24 of the Los Angeles Marathon. James Leone, a retired sheriff’s deputy running his 11th L.A. Marathon, died of a heart attack in the third mile of the 26.2-mile race. In the previous 20 runnings of the event, only one person died of a heart attack, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Monday, officials from the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department mourned the losses of Reyna and Leone. Leone, 60, worked as a patrol and jail deputy and facility supervisor at the sheriff’s Industry Station from 1981 until his retirement in 2000. A mechanical whiz who could fix a car or an airplane, he was also involved in the Shriners and the Free Masons. Leone was a black-belt martial artist and an avid runner. He’d often dress up as a clown to entertain sick children at local hospitals, making balloon animals for the patients. “He’d make kids laugh,” said sheriff’s Detective Ljot Inglis, who knew Leone for 18 years. “He’d make them bunny rabbits, poodles, Indian headdresses, all out of balloons. “It doesn’t sound like much, but to a kid that’s sick, it’s a lot.” last_img read more


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first_imgA Donegal pensioner has been jailed for 15 years for raping and sexually abusing five of his granddaughters over a nineteen year period.The 87 year old monster, who cannot be named, was jailed earlier today at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. The court heard he methodically “groomed” each of the girls, starting when they were around 7 and he committed his final rape only last year when he was 86.The man pleaded guilty to 45 sample counts of rape, indecent assault, sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault at various locations in his rural community between July 1993 and September 2009.Mr Justice Paul Carney declared the man a sex offender and sentenced him to five years for indecent and sexual assault, to run concurrent to the 15 years.He suspended the final three years of the sentence and remarked that the sentence would “not be expiring until the man is well into his hundreds.”A detective Garda stationed in the area told prosecuting counsel, Ms Patricia McLaughlin BL, that the abuse emerged after one of the victims detailed what happened during a counselling session, causing the others to come forward.An incident room was set up in the local Garda station and the man was arrested soon after.Defence counsel, Mr Peter Finlay SC, accepted they were “monstrous and evil acts” but offered his client’s apologies and submitted that any lengthy sentence imposed would likely be a life sentence due to the man’s age.EndsMONSTER GRANDFATHER JAILED FOR 15 YEARS was last modified: November 29th, 2010 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


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first_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA Chelsea are desperate to keep Hazard How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? smart causal Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Chelsea are ready to offer Eden Hazard £300,000-a-week in their bid to keep him at the club.The Blues will hold talks with their star man about his future when he returns from holiday on Monday. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? impact 1 According to the Sunday Times, they will table the huge new contract to dissuade him from joining Spanish giants Real Madrid.Hazard, who starred for Belgium at the World Cup, has long-been linked with the La Liga club and makes no secret of his desire to play there one day.He has two years remaining on his current deal, but the Blues would rather cash in on the winger than let him enter the final year of his contract.However, Madrid have reportedly been put off by Hazard’s £200m price tag and their interest seems to have cooled.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri told the media he is yet to speak with the Belgian about his future, although the two have been in contact.“We didn’t talk about this (a transfer),” Sarri said.“We talked only about ‘can I arrive (back at training) on Monday instead of Sunday?’ In this moment there is no problem for Hazard.” possible standings highlights ALTERED possible xi gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dacklast_img read more


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first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts Tags:#cloud computing#gaming#Google#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… sarah perez 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout The announcement of the Chrome Web App Store was one of the more exciting reveals from this spring’s Google I/O Developer Conference, where the company explained how the Web App Store would function as a tool that makes application discovery easier for end users while making it easier for developers to list and sell their apps.  Google Bets on Web AppsGoogle is betting that the future of computing is the Web, not native applications. Analysts have been predicting this transition as well, citing cloud computing’s soon-to-be disruptive force in the mobile industry, specifically – a segment of the market which would also include tablet computing. Mobile Web apps have the potential to reach more users, including those whose only access to the Web is via a basic “feature phone” with an integrated browser, for example. That alone should make Web apps appealing to developers looking to reach the broadest user base.For now though, native applications are still extremely popular among end users because of the way they can be specifically customized to take advantage of a particular device’s features and functionality. But with the upcoming developments in orientation support, Chrome OS will be able to run apps and games that take advantage of some features that formerly only native applications had access to. That said, there are still several other hurdles for Web apps to overcome before they’re on par with their native application counterparts, including the need for improvements in speed and performance, access to all of device’s sensors and hardware components, the ability to send push notifications and more. However, a Web browser which knows which way is up is a good first step. When Google’s new Web-based operating system Chrome OS launches later this year, it may be ready to serve not only as a simple netbook and tablet OS, but also as an interface for playing casual games like those currently found on Apple’s iPhone and iPad. On Apple mobile gadgets like the iPhone and iPod Touch, a combination of hardware-based motion sensors allow the device to know how you’re holding it – up, down, sideways, etc. – and changes the orientation accordingly.  And in the iPhone 4, a new gyroscope allows for additional motion-sensing capabilities, too, like the ability to track orientation, velocity and rotation. But Web browsers, like IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox, haven’t traditionally been able to detect which way is up. That may soon change for Google Chrome, the browser that forms the core of the upcoming operating system of the same name – it’s getting orientation capabilities that will tell apps running in the browser which way the device is being held.  Chrome Will Know Up from Down According to a report from CNET, the orientation support now being added to Chrome would be “particularly useful” for mobile gaming. “For example, tilting a device can turn it into a steering wheel or a tabletop on which a marble rolls,” writes CNET’s Stephen Shankland describing the upcoming capabilities.Already, developers are hard at work building applications for the Chrome operating system and its accompanying Chrome Web Store, which will function as Google’s version of the “App Store” for Web-based applications. In test builds of the browser’s open source bits, developers are running everything from simple card games to arcade-like casual games, including popular iTunes titles like “Plants vs. Zombies” and console favorite “Lego Star Wars.”last_img read more


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first_imgRelated Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#business applications#customer survey#forrester research#fusion#Oracle#peoplesoft#siebel#Software IT + Project Management: A Love Affair antone gonsalves Image courtesy of drserg/Shutterstock. Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison seldom shies away from a fight, so it’s no surprise his company came out swinging over an unfavorable Forrester Research report.Forrester certainly struck a nerve when it released a survey on Wednesday that found a majority of customers using Oracle’s e-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and Siebel business applications had no interest in switching to the company’s next-generation Fusion Applications. Those laggards are complicating Oracle’s efforts to reverse a slowdown in application revenue, Forrester said.Oracle’s ResponseIn a three-page counterattack, Oracle tore into the market-research firm. “This is a speculative note based on misconceptions and wrong hypotheses,” the company thundered.(See also “Why Oracle Fusion Doesn’t Excite Customers“)Despite Oracle’s ostensible outrage, its counterattack is unconvincing. The company claims Forrester did not talk to enough of its customers to back its claims, as if the firm was doing a random survey of all of Oracle’s customers.Forrester never said it was doing that kind of survey. Instead, the respondents came from 180 of the firm’s contacts that were responsible for choosing IT products and had knowledge of Oracle applications. “While nonrandom, the survey is still a valuable tool for understanding where users are today and where the industry is headed,” the report says.Commonsense would tell you that there are more reasons for Oracle customers to stay with the applications they have than to move to Fusion, which has a different code base. Such an undertaking is expensive, takes a long time and draws IT staff away from other pressing projects. With the older applications still being upgraded and working just fine, why would anyone want to make a major change?(See the full text of its rebuttal below.)The most damaging part of the survey was Forrester’s finding that 65% of customers using the older business applications had no plans to switch to Fusion. Another 24% were on the fence.Oracle complained that the survey only covered U.S. and European customers. Likewise, it noted that more than 40% of the respondents were in manufacturing, government, education and healthcare – industries it claims aren’t representative of Oracle’s overall customer base. For instance, Oracle cited an IDC report noting that Fusion doesn’t yet fully support manufacturing operations, implying that manufacturers might reasonably be less than interested in making the switch to immature applications.Ellison and company also moaned that many questions were phrased in a “negative way,” as if that somehow disqualified the responses. Such questions included “What do you dislike most about your firm’s most important Oracle applications?” and “Why doesn’t your firm plan to use Oracle Fusion Applications?”Who Do You Believe?The report also claimed that Oracle has no clear strategy for migrating customers to Fusion. The company disagreed, saying it has always told customers they could adopt pieces of the product portfolio at their own pace and that everything – old and new – would work together.Forrester also said that customers staying with the older applications were missing out on innovation. Again Oracle cried foul, saying that at Oracle OpenWorld last year, the company discussed future releases for E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft, as well as roadmaps for all its applications. Examples of innovation include iPad certification in PeopleSoft and new mobile capabilities in Siebel, Oracle said.Despite Oracle’s protestations, Forrester is not budging. “We stand by the report,” spokesman Phil LeClare said. So, readers will have to decide whom they believe. Personally, given Oracle’s recent lack of truth in advertising and its tendency to pretend to have cloud technology when it doesn’t, I’ll lean toward Forrester.Here’s the full Oracle rebuttal: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more


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first_imgFive alleged members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) were killed during an encounter with security forces in Dantewada district of south Chhattisgarh on Saturday.Two security personnel also suffered injuries during the exchange of fire. Some reports suggest that seven Maoists were killed, but the security forces could recover only five bodies.“One of the dead Maoists was identified as area secretary of the Maoists’ Malangir area committee,” Chhattisgarh’s Anti Naxal Operations unit said in a statement.The injured sub-inspectors, Dogendra Patro and Sangram Singh, are said to be out of danger.last_img