49ers mailbag: ‘Where is the Jimmy G from last year?’

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Not even a home-opening win could silence the 49ers’ fans concerns. So let’s open up our Week 3 mailbag via Twitter questions:Where is the Jimmy G from last year? he seems off (@JWalizerJr)Well, where is Marquise Goodwin? Garoppolo’s favorite target got hurt 17 snaps into the season opener. Garoppolo played best Sunday in an up-tempo approach but he dropped anchor in the pocket for six sacks. Enough throws are sailing off mark to cause concern, but he’s still settling into a …last_img read more

Web resource to improve maths, science

first_img21 November 2012The world’s largest privately held software company, SAS, has developed an online educational resource to support maths and science teaching and learning in South Africa, the company announced on Tuesday.The World Economic Forum’s annual report on financial development, released at the beginning of November, placed South Africa 62nd out of 62 countries assessed for the quality of their maths and science education.As a result, the Basic Education Department is looking for solutions to address this problem that has the potential to hold back the economic development of the country.‘Interactive, standards-based resources’“SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources in English, arts, maths, science, social studies and Spanish for Grades 6 to 12,” SAS said in a statement.The resource comes in two versions – one for teachers and the other for students. It provides students with access to web-based learning environments using proven instructional strategies and techniques.“SAS Curriculum Pathways is also modular by topic, so that it doesn’t have to map to a particular curriculum to provide insights into any area,” said SAS vice-president for the Middle East and Africa, Riad Gydien.“Because of this, it also automatically differentiates between users so that faster students can progress while slower ones get the repetition that they need.”They learn by using various resources, such as visual models, images, virtual labs, diagrams, graphic organisers, audio recordings of literary excerpts, poetry, dialogues, historical documents and narrated and captioned videos.The simulations and learning activities incorporate real data so that students can experience and understand real-world applications.It also lets students test a hypothesis and validate conclusions, construct their understanding using interactive websites, apply learning in other contexts and bring external learning into the classroom, according to SAS.SAS has spent US$75-million developing the product drawing from the talent of its own technical experts and consulting educators.The company has made the decision to make the product available for free in South Africa as part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) activities.Forming partnerships to overcome challenges“In South Africa, there are certain challenges to implementation that we are addressing,” says Gydien.“Teachers need to be trained in the use of the resource, and are in some cases resistant to change, and of course there are connectivity and hardware problems in certain areas.”SAS is currently training the teachers through train-the-trainer sessions, so that the solution can be rolled out in each province.The company is also forming partnerships with NGOs to provide the hardware and connectivity that will enable the use of this online tool.Institutions like the University of the North West, Rhodes University and Stellenbosch have registered for their free licence to use Curriculum Pathways in their previously disadvantaged individual (PDI) teacher development programmes or in their bridging courses for students who don’t fulfill all the requirements in maths and science.“In South Africa, where there are significant problems in the education system, especially with maths and science, SAS Curriculum pathways offers a solution that supports and augments the education system to address those gaps,” says Gydien.“We are currently looking at ways to expand the reach of this programme, as we are committed to improving the education system today, to develop the IT and financial leaders of tomorrow.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Why You Might Want To Wait Before Upgrading To iOS 7

first_imgSee also: iOS 7: Is There Any Reason To Jailbreak Anymore?Apple has finally released the official version of iOS 7, its major upgrade to the software that runs iPhones and iPads. The temptation to snag the software update immediately may be tough to resist. But there are a few good reasons to hold off. See if any of these apply to you:Your existing device is jailbroken and you can’t do without one (or all) of your Cydia apps. The much-anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 7 isn’t out yet (though it’s only a matter of time). So if you rely on jailbreak apps like Activator, Browser Chooser, Winterboard or others, you’ll want to wait until the jailbreak artists, like the Evad3rs team, give the green light.You need a rock-solid, bug-free device. As of this moment, the official public release of iOS 7 is only hours old. Since it’s Apple’s biggest change to date for the mobile platform, it’s not a stretch to say bugs are likely to surface before long. (Anything released on such a major scale is bound to have some glitches. Anyone remember Apple Maps or Siri?) If having a fully functional, reliable device is paramount, then it’s not a bad idea to wait. That way the early adopters can ferret out the issues, whether big or small.Your crucial apps aren’t optimized for iOS 7 yet. App makers are stepping up in droves to assure users that, yes, they are compatible with the new software. But not all of them. This may be due to delays on the developer’s part or a backlog of approvals from the App Store. Either way, you’ll want to be sure your crucial apps work well with iOS 7 before you install it.See also: iOS 7 Is Now Available To The PublicYou struggle with change. When it comes to iOS 7, the alterations aren’t just skin-deep. This version looks, feels and, in many ways, works differently from any other iOS version before it. It features a new lockscreen, new Control Center, new multitasking cards, new icon designs in eye-popping colors and more. If you’ve been comfortably attached to iOS 6, you may feel like a stranger in a foreign land with the new version.That doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t grab the new software update. But if you find change hard to deal with, at least do yourself a favor: Don’t update in a hurry. Do it when you have some time to get acquainted with the new OS and interface changes in your most used apps. (For a peek at the old look against the new, check out these side-by-side-comparisons.) You have an older iDevice. Older handsets like the iPhone 3GS won’t get any love from iOS 7. The iPhone 4, 5th generation iPod touch, and iPad (2+) will. But even for most of those later model devices, the experience won’t be all it’s cracked up to be. Since the new software is optimized for the new hardware—i.e., iPhone 5S and 5C—you won’t get all of iOS 7’s new features on most of the older devices. Plus, other noticeable downsides may surface, like sluggish performance. (For more about legacy iOS devices and iOS 7 features, including a compatibility chart, click here.) You’re not ready to commit. Not sure how you feel about making the leap to iOS 7? Well, before you upgrade, there’s one more thing you need to know: Once you go 7, you may not be able to change your mind. Although iOS 7 betas were downgradeable, it remains to be seen whether you can also back out of the public release. It’s not likely, though, considering Apple typically hasn’t allowed downgrades in the past.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts adriana lee What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#iOS 7 Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces See also: How To Downgrade The iOS 7 Beta Back To iOS 6 The Easy WaySure, a new major software version can be exciting—like getting your hands on a brand new device without actually having to plunk down a fortune or extend your carrier contract. But when it comes to Apple’s latest, you’ll want to know what you’re getting into before making the commitment.And once you do, sit back and explore. Then let us know what you think of the changes. Share your thoughts on what you like and dislike the most in the comments below. UPDATE: Of course, if you haven’t updated yet, you may not have a choice but to wait. Apple’s servers are reportedly getting stormed, with users far and wide getting “failed” or “unavailable” error messages. According to CNNMoney: Combine the iOS update with the fact that every app developer is pushing out their iOS 7-ized updates (also delivered to you by Apple), and a perfect storm of server congestion starts brewing.This could be responsible for at least some of the early bugs reported from users who actually managed to download iOS 7.Indeed, the Apple Support Forums reveal user issues relating to activation errors and, in some cases, glitches with specific apps, like iMessage and FaceTime. As for the latter, at least some of those problems seem to surround older iOS devices, or iPhones or iPads that had one of the iOS 7 betas loaded onto them. last_img read more

Wind River and CENGN accelerate StarlingX adoption for edge computing applications

first_imgWind River is working together with the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to create a public repository to host StarlingX resources as a reference for the open source community.StarlingX, as a source code–only project with no ISO or binary image available, has been challenging for interested developers to quickly get on board and meaningfully experiment. With this new public repository, visitors will soon be able to download an ISO image and gain access to the upstream components. Currently, developers can access CENGN’s mirror site for StarlingX, as well as check for updates about the repository. StarlingX is an open source project hosted by the OpenStack Foundation that provides cloud infrastructure software for demanding critical infrastructure applications and services to be deployed at the network edge. A key benefit of StarlingX is that it provides a complete edge cloud software stack comprised of many open source components.Launched in May of this year with initial code contributions from the Wind River Titanium Cloud virtualization platform, StarlingX has grown to more than 80 active contributors from the community. The StarlingX software platform provides virtualization infrastructure designed for the rigorous demands of critical infrastructure applications, such as telecom networks and industrial control.CENGN is contributing staff and equipment resources to host a mirror of key upstream StarlingX components that are required in the edge cloud stack. This new StarlingX repository will serve as the community-driven build and continuous integration process. Wind River is contributing staff resources and expertise to this environment. Together, CENGN and Wind River are collaborating with the community to deliver the mirror service to all Starling X users.CENGN is dedicated to accelerating the growth of the Canadian information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Through leading-edge technology infrastructure and expertise plus the creation of a globally recognized ecosystem of partners, CENGN helps small and medium enterprises overcome commercialization barriers and grow.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Arrow Electronics signs Hongfa for EMEANext Mouser Electronics and Sigfox announce global distribution agreementlast_img read more

New products at the TFA online store

first_imgThe first item is new ankle socks available in red and blue, in all of the normal sizes. Stay tuned to the website as there will soon be long sleeved Referees shirts available (in red and blue). Both are trial items and will depend on demand. Only limited stock is available! To order the products, visit the TFA Online store:http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=396last_img

10 months agoFulham striker Mitrovic named Serbia’s Player of the Year

first_imgFulham striker Mitrovic named Serbia’s Player of the Yearby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been named Serbia’s Player of the Year.He played a major role in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League by scoring 12 times in the Championship following a January move from Newcastle.”It’s nice when you are appreciated in the country where you play, but there’s nothing more beautiful than when you are at home, with your people,” Mitrovic told the Serbian FA’s website.Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, ex-Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and former Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov are among the previous recipients of the award. About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Football Haskins continues to work toward future after successful spring game

OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) passes the ball in the Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 15, 2017. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Social Media EditorFans attending the spring game might have been given a look at the future as redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins took the field behind center.The second-year signal-caller finished the game 26-for-37 with 293 passing yards and three touchdowns, while splitting time playing behind redshirt senior J.T. Barrett on the Gray team and sophomore Joe Burrow on the Scarlet team.For the bulk of the game, the offense of the Gray team was led by Haskins as he took over after Barrett completed the first quarter. Though he spent most of the time playing opposite Burrow, he did feel the need to outperform last season’s backup for a spot on the team.“We were on the same team at first. We went back and forth on the first series we were out there,” Haskins said. “I was just like, go out there, you know pick up the offense, keep moving, encourage my teammates.”The battle for the starting quarterback position might be over, but Haskins has provided Burrow with competition for the backup role. OSU coach Urban Meyer said the coaching staff is still undecided as to who will backup their three-time letter-winning quarterback.“I want to watch the film and have conversations with our coaches,” Meyer said. “We haven’t had that yet. I know it is very close. But I’m not prepared to say who is two, who is three, et cetera, yet.”Before the Fiesta Bowl, Haskins did not envision himself battling it out for the No. 2 spot, as he believed Barrett was on the way out.Now relegated to the bench for another season, Haskins has accepted his role with the team, and has found the return of Barrett could help him better prepare for the day he will compete to become the starter.“It’s J.T.’s team and I just know he’s doing everything he can to go win the game,” Haskins said. “We compete everyday at practice. It’s like he throws a deep ball, I’ve got to throw a deep ball. We make each other better.”Beyond a competition standpoint, Haskins feels he has been given an opportunity to learn a lot from Barrett. And as Barrett stood behind Haskins on the field, he said it was valuable to have someone there helping him understand everything he needs to understand under center.“(Barrett’s) a great leader,” Haskins said. “Just for me redshirting last year to now, he’s just been in my ear, you know, ‘Stay calm, get the people on the line of scrimmage, make sure receivers are set, just keep going, keep pushing.’”Having someone like Barrett who has been a starter for three years now has been helpful as Haskins learns more of the intricacies of the No. 1 role. As he continues to progress as a quarterback with OSU, he has learned more about the responsibilities of the signal-caller beyond just throwing the football.“I always knew I could throw the football, it was just coach (Ryan) Day told me it was more than that,” Haskins said. “How do you call plays in the huddle? How do you … showmanship? How do you adjust to blitzes and coverages and stuff? So it’s always been for me — I knew I could throw — so it was always just like being the better quarterback.”Haskins knows this season will not be his last chance to regularly start under center for OSU. He will still have to wait as Barrett again takes the reins for the Buckeyes.But serving as a second- or third-string quarterback for OSU this year will give him a chance to continue to perfect his game so he can tap into his potential and be more game-ready when his chance arrives.“Everyday I ask coach Day, ‘What can I do better?’ or we go into meetings and I write down notes and I go study them in my dorm after practice,” Haskins said. “You know, it’s just they’re always stressing to me, ‘How do you continue to get better because you have great potential, what are you going to do with it?’”OSU kicks off the season on Aug. 31, against Indiana. read more

Football Cornerback Damon Arnette injured during Ohio StateMichigan State game

Ohio State redshirt sophomore cornerback Damon Arnette (3) waits to defend against a Penn State offensive drive in the second quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State lost another player during its game against Michigan State as redshirt sophomore cornerback Damon Arnette was injured and helped off the field with about a minute left in Saturday afternoon’s game. He was able to walk off the field with assistance, but was carted from the sideline to the locker room. He did not return before the end of the first half.The injury took place on the first play of Michigan State’s final drive in the first half. Arnette had intercepted a pass from Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke on the last play of the previous drive. Arnette had also registered a tackle during the game.Though Ohio State was up 35-0 at the time of the injury, the Buckeyes were been down three starters. Linebackers Dante Booker and Jerome Baker missed the game with undisclosed injuries and defensive end Dre’Mont Jones was ejected from the game on the previous drive on a targeting call. Jones’ targeting call negated a would-be Arnette interception. read more

Ignazio Abate rues AC Milans Europa League exit

first_imgAC Milan defender Ignazio Abate believes they should have qualified for the Europa League knockout stages after their 3-1 defeat to OlympiacosGennaro Gattuso’s side headed into Athens on Thursday night needing to not lose by more than two goals to Olympiacos.After a goalless first-half, Pape Abou Cisse’s header handed Olympiacos the lead before a Cristian Zapata own goal doubled their advantage.But the Colombian defender soon redeemed himself to Milan by scoring a critical header just 110 seconds later.However, Abate’s foul enabled Konstantinos Fortounis to score a late penalty for Olympiacos to secure a 3-1 win.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.The result enabled the Greek side to leapfrog Milan into second-place in Group F on goal difference.“We had started strong and were well set out on the field. The regret is that we went behind, as we should not have conceded the opening goal,” Abate told Sky Sport Italia, via Football-Italia.“Once we got it back on track, they got that penalty. Incidents went against us. We could’ve done better and more importantly reached this final game with qualification already secured, because we had the quality to do that.“We need to take another step up. Now we must concentrate on Serie A, as we can finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.”Milan will next travel to Bologna on Tuesday in a Serie A match, where they will hope to retain their spot in the top-four in the standings.last_img read more

Kenai Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

first_imgAccording to court documents, Miller previously plead guilty on September 25, 2017, to possession of child pornography – access with intent to view. On May 18, 2016, Miller became the subject of a federalinvestigation after law enforcement officials received images depicting child sexual exploitation, whichwere shared by Miller using the Bittorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing network. Miller was previously adjudicated in 2005 for the sexual abuse of several children. At sentencing in this matter, Judge Burgess noted the seriousness of the images in this case and of his prior conduct. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Kenai man was sentenced in federal court today, January 29, in Anchorage for possessing images of child pornography. A search warrant was executed on Miller’s Kenai residence, where law enforcement had seized Miller’s computer. Located on Miller’s computer were approximately 36 images depicting the sexual exploitation of children under 12. Phillip Miller, 27, of Kenai, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve six years in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release.last_img read more