Crescenta Valley pulls away in water polo showdown

first_img Singleton made seven saves, but the Falcons moved the ball around and created opportunities to beat sixth-ranked Burbank (6-3). “Their goalie is an excellent shot-blocker,” Crescenta Valley coach Jan Sakonju said. “We knew we had to do some lobs and cross-passes to beat her.” Nathan Brown, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Paula Moren scored in the first minute of the third period as Burbank cut the Falcons’ lead to 5-3, but senior Minah Kim countered with two consecutive lob-shot goals over Singleton, and C.V. scored six in a row to put the Bulldogs away. Kim finished with four goals. “That (patience) is something (Kim) learned from last year,” Sakonju said Kim. “She didn’t have any of that last year. It shows maturity.” Kristin McLaughlin scored three first-half goals for C.V., and Ashley Masters added two. Lybov Tchougounova and Kelly Anderson also tallied for the Falcons. Frances Devalle, Meline Khanpapyan and Stephanie Ramirez also scored for Burbank. “(Burbank is) a team we have a lot of respect for,” Sakonju said. “We played them during the summer. … We knew they had talent.” center_img LA CRESCENTA – Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta’s girls’ water polo team is quite familiar with Burbank’s, and the Falcons took advantage of that familiarity Thursday afternoon, pulling away in the third period in an 11-4 nonleague victory. Crescenta Valley (8-2), ranked No. 5 by the Daily News, outscored visiting Burbank 6-1 in the third quarter, making its game plan work against the Bulldogs’ standout goalkeeper, junior Lachee Singleton. last_img read more

Location-Based Social Networking to Generate $3.3 Billion by 2013?

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement According to a rather speculative report by research firm ABI Research, location-based social networks like Brightkite, GyPSii, Pelago and Loopt could reach revenues as high as $3.3 billion by 2013. The report, however, also warns that the business models might differ from what most analysts are expecting today. According to ABI research, most of these networks will make their money from licensing and revenue-sharing with network providers or handset manufacturers. Nokia, for example, acquired Plazes a month ago, while GyPSii has deals in place with Garmin and Samsung. Loopt, too, has partnered with virtually all the major US mobile carriers.Still LimitedWhile we have little doubt that mobile social networking will become a big market in the future, today’s reality is still rather bleak. Because of the limitations in the current hardware and software implementations, a lot of the location-based social networks like Loopt, WhosHere, Pelago’s Whrrl, and others feel limited and at times rather gimmicky. Also, most of these networks simply suffer from the fact that they don’t have many users and that the chances of finding any of your friends on them are relatively low for now.What About the Established Networks?In the near future, mobile social networking is only really going to grow once the big social networks like Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, LinkedIn, or MyYearBook start releasing location-aware applications for mobile devices.Overall, we don’t put too much stock into the ABI report. Thanks to highly targeted location-based advertising, there is a good chance that a mobile social network that manages to attract enough users (or any of the already establish social networks that releases a location aware application) will be able to be financially successful. For right now, however, with a market that is barely establish, trying to put a number on the potential success of these networks is almost silly. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#news#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Fond Stories Over Coffee: The Passing of a Friend

first_imgOn Friday, November 2nd, 2007, our friend and colleague, Rob Carpenter, passed away suddenly. He was an incredible man, father and friend. His work with pre-testing and validation of new technologies for the Intel data centers will continue to live on. In fact, he had just filmed a follow-up video blog on the Wednesday before his passing. With the permission of his family, we have posted the video He was passionate about his work and sharing his knowledge with others.It may be out of the ordinary for one to find eulogies in a community sharing IT best practices, but Rob was and is a part of our community….the fabric of who we are. In honor and memory of Rob, I am republishing, with permission, some stories from his son Justin. Rob didn’t want a formal memorial service, instead he requested that he be remembered with “fond stories over coffee with friends.” Grab a cup of coffee…….”My earliest clear memories of him are from the early days of his private law practice, and his postdoctorate work in applied mathematics on the side, in his early thirties. He was just as amazing then, brilliant, twenty years ahead of his market (already thinking about standardization of computer networks and how one scheduled protocols in a protocol-heterogeneous environment where “pipe is pipe and traffic is traffic,” before many families even had microcomputers), His excitement and sincere enthusiasm was infectious, his integrity was already the stuff of legend, and he was never content to rest his mind.Even at the time of his death, he was working on numerous projects with Intel, and at the same time, teaching a course at Berkeley’s College of Divinity School of the Pacific in Benedictine contemplative meditation, serving as a volunteer subject matter expert in HAM and emergency radio technology, applying to be an oblate (layman participant in a Christian monastary, often part-time on weekends), avidly pursuing semi-professional photography as a hobby and passion, beginning to pen a second book unifying Christianity and Buddhism meditative traditions, and regularly conversing with me about my in-progress graduate work in the epistemology of mathematics. He never needed to read the texts I read; he simply asked for a two-sentence summary of their arguments, and could immediately form better arguments than the authors themselves.When I was four years old, I asked him what he was teaching in the evenings to take him away from Mom and I during cartoon time in the evenings, and he explained that it was applied math for physics. I blinked, and said with a mumble that I didn’t think I could do anything that hard, and he looked very surprised, sat me down at the dining room table, and proceeded to teach me algebra, basic trigonometry and the principles of calculus in two amazing hours. We started doing lessons instead of after-dinner TV, and by the end of the semester, he gave me one of the tests (no doubt simplified a bit) from his class. I passed it (with I believe an 89), and he said to me very seriously, “Justin, NEVER say that you can’t do something that seems hard. You can do just about anything if you really try. I want you to promise me that you’re not going to avoid doing things that look hard at first.” I promised him that I wouldn’t, and I find myself repeating that promise often, as the many grim realities of the current situation set in.His courage was amazing. During early 1995, our family was under a standing death threat from two different crime syndicates due to my father’s diligence as district attorney in prosecuting the people responsible for drug trafficking to New York through a Palenville airstrip. He never showed stress, never changed his routine beyond asking for a police escort at times. He’d sit calmly, albeit away from windows, with his ubiquitous glass of caffeine-free Diet Coke, and conversed with us from a room away. The conversations were like any other evening, just a little louder.I learned yesterday, after speaking to some of his friends in law enforcement in New York, that the situation was much more serious than I ever realized, and that he had a strong reason to believe that his life was very much in danger that evening. As we sat and nibbled dinner in two rooms, our house was under armed guard. My mother and I never knew. You could never judge the severity of a problem by my father’s composure, as it never faltered.It has been difficult to explain to people why there is no memorial service or funeral planned. My father held a memorial service for my mother, but asked that he simply be cremated and scattered without ceremony. When I asked him about the needs of the living to gather and remember, he suggested that those who wished to remember him, as best I can remember the quote, “go out for coffee, or pie, or breakfast, and come together as the living in a moment of life.” He explained that he did not want people in mourning clothes, with their eyes held low, listening to somber songs in a rented space — that the way to remember life was by imitating life, not by entering the atmosphere and mood of death.And so, there will not be one memorial service for my father, but many. There are moments of silence in Mt. Tremper where he attended the monastery, and a dinner in New York this weekend to toast, quote, “the finest district attorney the state has ever seen.” There will be tears shared among his many friends at several Intel sites, and fond stories of him at the next Sierra Foothills ARC brunch. In Tampa, there has been a memorial every time I’ve opened my mouth to speak in the last five days.There could be no one memorial large enough to encompass even most of the lives he touched, nor could even his closest fifty friends attend one, no matter where it was held. I considered holding one despite his wishes — I am certain he would have understood the need of the living to mourn — but I realized that his life was too big to bring into a room, or even a small concert hall. He had close, dear, personal friends in several countries and nearly every state, and every one of them was touched by his presence and would feel the need to be there. Robert Edmund Carpenter, the man so loved that his memorial service required an event space the size of the internet.There will be many memorials, you see. Every time you and others sit and remember him to one another, tell stories about his life, be they funny or amazing, every time you remember something he told you, or share him as an example to others, you are celebrating his life. Every time there is pain, or better yet, a happy anecdote to share, we can come together and share it — and you will hear, first- or second-hand, the anecdotes of others passed on for sharing.This is, I think, why he wanted it this way. No one is left out, no one is “unable to make it,” no one is forgotten, and the memorial takes as long as it needs to, for every story to be told, for everyone to be a part of it. When I think about it this way, I think he really had the right idea, and though I cannot imagine being even a pale shadow of the man he was, when I pass, I hope to be remembered the same way, through fond stories over coffee when I’m remembered now and then”last_img read more

Same User Workspace, Different Devices

first_imgOpens in a new windowIntel employees use a variety of devices during the day to get their work done. We’ve developed a way to let them access the same information on whatever device or user workspace they choose to use.As part of our workplace transformation visionOpens in a new window, Intel IT has developed a reference architecture for decoupling the user workspace – user content, applications, and personal settings – from the OS and hardware. This reference architecture for workspace portability will help us substantially increase IT efficiency as well as end-user productivity.Thinking Outside the BoxWe want to turn the traditional view of the user experience stack upside down. Traditionally, the device is considered the pinnacle of the stack, whereas we consider the workspace the pinnacle of that stack.Opens in a new windowWith our seamless-workspace reference architecture, it won’t matter what sort of device is in use. For example, it could be a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone. Whatever the device, as the user switches from one to the other, the workspace moves too. This means that users will be able to accomplish the same tasks with continuity from device to device, with the same personal settings (where applicable), and the same content (both corporate and personal) on all their devices. The application might not be exactly the same, depending on the device type, because we are committed to providing as native an experience as possible on each device. But the functionality will be the same. For example, if the user is editing page 5 of a document on a laptop and then switches to a tablet, that same document will open to page 5 and be ready to edit (although the word processing application might be different). The result is that the type of device and OS will become almost irrelevant – the workspace follows users from device to device, making their life easier and their worktime more productive.Making the Seamless Workspace HappenWe’ve begun with the simplest use case:  Windows device to Windows device. But as we move forward with our vision, we will extend workspace portability to all device types currently in use at Intel eventually including edge devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). In fact, as the IoT becomes ubiquitous not only across Intel but across virtually every aspect of users’ lives, it becomes imperative that the user workspace be liberated from the device trappings and become its own independent entity.The core of our workspace portability reference architecture is a workspace agent. This agent captures the device state (apps that are open, location in the document, and more) and then makes that same state accessible to all authorized devices by storing it in an orchestration layer in the cloud. Each device has access to that orchestration layer and can apply it differently depending on the device type. This results in a seamless workspace yet retains the device-native user experience. For example, editing a document on device A may use one application, while editing that same document on device B may require a different application. And yet, as users cross the boundaries between devices, they can pick up where right where they left off.Porting the workspace between significantly different devices, of course, is fairly complex. For example, the workspace agent separates delivery of services, depending on whether they are Web-based, native, or hybrid. We also need to work with Intel’s application developers so that applications can make their personal settings available to the agent.Eventually, we intend to integrate “know me” aspects into the workspace agent (through machine learning algorithms), so that the agent can deduce context and provide even more productivity benefits to users. For example, if a user switches to a smartphone and has already accessed a conference-scheduling application, the agent might deduce that the user will soon be attending a meeting and offer to open a note-taking application.Harvesting the Benefits of a Seamless User WorkspaceWe will derive the most immediate value from workspace portability during our PC refresh process. By decoupling the workspace from the OS and hardware, IT technicians will no longer be required to provision the new PCs, and users will no longer need to spend up to two days attempting to recreate their workspace, manually migrating data, reinstalling software, and reapplying settings. Instead, new PCs will be able to be provisioned through a vending machine-type solution with minimal IT touch and maximum user productivity.New technology is often key to empowering users to be more productive, enjoy their job more, and be innovative. With the benefits of having a seamless user workspace, users are more likely to adopt a new OS and hardware, which enables IT to roll out new platforms more quickly and puts improved technology to work faster.We are excited about the future of workspace portability and how it will enable users to remain productive across multiple devices, switch between their work persona and personal persona with ease, and access a growing number of cloud environments and services.Opens in a new window2016-2017 Intel IT Annual Performance ReportRead the [email protected] white paper “Enabling a Seamless User Workspace across Devices and PlatformsOpens in a new window” as well as our recently published 2016-2017 Intel IT Annual Performance Report, “Accelerating the Pace of Business through IT Innovation,”Opens in a new window for more information about how Intel IT is transforming Intel and creating business value.last_img read more

First Stretched Breeze Ship Handed Over to Finnlines

first_imgFinland-based ro-ro and passenger services operator Finnlines has taken delivery of its first lengthened Breeze vessel from Remontowa S.A. shipyard in Gdansk.MS Finntide, delivered in 2012 from the Chinese Jinling shipyard, arrived in Gdansk on September 25, 2017. As planned, the vessel was cut in two and a 30-metre section was inserted between the parts. The sections were welded together again, and around 1,000 additional lane metres were added to the vessel’s capacity.Finnlines said that the close to 30% capacity increase will considerably reduce the energy consumption per transported unit compared to the original vessel.“In other words, it will improve energy efficiency further and thus contribute more to reducing emissions,” the company added.After the modification, MS Finntide is 217.77 metres long and has a capacity of 4,213 lane metres. In practice, around 1 km of trucks more per ship can be hosted on board.MS Finntide‘s lengthening is part of Finnlines’ Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Programme, which was launched this year. Through this EUR 70 million investment programme, the company will lengthen four of its “Breeze series” ro-ro vessels with options for two more ships. The whole lengthening programme is planned to be completed by May 2018.MS Finntide is set to return to the normal operation on Uusikaupunki/Turku–Travemünde route on November 26, 2017. The next vessel to be converted leaves for the shipyard on November 28, 2017.“Finnlines has continued to invest in its fleet to become a more environmentally friendly and a more sustainable shipping company. We continue to optimise our operations and seek for growth in order to strengthen our competitive position. In response to growing demand, we are expanding our fleet capacity through this lengthening programme. This way we can serve our customers better and grow together with them,” says Tom Pippingsköld, CFO of Finnlines.Image Courtesy: Finnlines, Remontowa; Video Courtesy: Finnlineslast_img read more

EuropeECSA Box Volumes Break ThreeYear Losing Streak

first_imgzoom Container shipments from Europe to East Coast South America reclaimed dominance in 2017 as they broke a three-year losing streak by registering first annual growth since 2013. The southbound trade achieved a volume increase of 12% in 2017 to reach 850,000 TEU, shipping consultancy Drewry said citing figures from Datamar.Split by region of export, growth from the smaller Mediterranean market was strongest, rising by 15% to 250,000 TEU, while North Europe exports to ECSA increased by 11% to 600,000 TEU. North Europe exports ended the year stronger than the Med, rising by 14% in the fourth quarter, versus 9%.That pattern carried into 2018 with Datamar statistics for January showing buoyant growth from both regions with North Europe at a rise of 20%, just edging ahead of the Med which saw an increase of 17%.The turnaround in the southbound market was sufficient for it to eclipse the reefer-oriented northbound trade for the first time since 2014. Despite a better performance in the second half of the year, driven by fruit exports to the Med, the northbound trade was only able to muster annual growth of 0.4%, giving a final tally for 2017 of 830,000 TEU.Drewry added that the start to this year was mixed as Datamar numbers show that trade to North Europe slipped by 2.5% year-on-year in January, while growth to the Med was much lower than the double-digit rates experienced since June, rising by 6% in the first month of 2018.The figures for January continue the recent trend, whereby the southbound leg appears to have plateaued at a very healthy 12%, while the northbound leg is slowly creeping into positive territory.Available capacity on this trade has been reduced slightly by the suspension of two seasonal services in February and early March from CMA CGM and Maersk, both designed to tap into the more lucrative northbound reefer market.Drewry estimates that capacity on both legs will be 4% lower in April than it was in the same month last year.“Such a situation should enable some minor uplift in spot rates, which have been fairly static out of Europe and fast rising out of Latin America.”last_img read more

IndiGo starts daily direct flights from Kolkata to Yangon

first_imgYangon: Expanding its international services, IndiGo on Friday launched daily direct flights from Kolkata to Yangon in Myanmar. The no-frills airline would be the second Indian carrier to fly to Yangon after Air India. Myanmar is the fifth Southeast Asian destination for IndiGo, the country’s largest carrier in terms of domestic market share. The new flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travellers who are on the lookout for new and affordable flying options between the two countries, IndiGo said in a release. The fare is Rs 5,999. The flight, operated with an A320 neo plane, was accorded a ceremonial water cannon salute when it landed at around 2.15 pm local time (1.15 pm India time).last_img read more

DCW issues notice to police over journalist snatching case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) on Tuesday issued notice to police seeking details of investigation in a case where a female journalist was injured while resisting a snatching bid. In her complaint, the woman stated that after shopping in south Delhi’s CR park on Sunday evening, she was returning home in an autorickshaw when two men on motorcycle snatched her mobile phone. In the struggle, she fell from the auto while the men fled from the spot, a senior police officer said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles “This is a very serious matter. Incidents of snatching and subsequent assaults especially on women and girls are on rampant rise in Delhi,” the DCW said in the notice. The panel has sought a copy of the FIR, details of steps taken by the police to identify and arrest the accused persons and copy of the CCTV footage related to the incident. The DCW has sought a detailed status report on the investigation in the matter. The police have been given time till September 28 to respond to the notice.last_img read more

Real Madrid and Atletico warm up for city derby with victories

first_imgMadrid: Real Madrid’s crisis has been averted for the time being at least after they beat Osasuna 2-0 without Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale to go top of La Liga. Hazard and Bale were among a number of players rested by coach Zinedine Zidane, with Real facing seven games in 21 days, the next of them against city rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Vinicius Junior, who has endured a difficult few months, filled the void, bending a shot into the top corner before crying tears of what presumably were a mixture of joy and relief on Wednesday. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju This time last year the 19-year-old exploded onto the scene but injury and then a dip in form saw him drift, with this a chance to reassert himself in a much-rotated line-up. If Vinicius was Madrid’s Brazilian sensation 12 months ago, Rodrygo might be one for the present. The 18-year-old, who was bought from Santos in 2018 but joined last summer, added a superb second goal, and his first for the club, just one minute after coming off the bench for a remarkable debut. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters “I’m glad for them,” said Zidane. “Sometimes we forget they are 18 (and 19) years old. We have seen the emotion they felt about scoring at the Bernabeu. I liked Rodrygo’s goal but I liked the control even more.” Earlier, Atletico’s Alvaro Morata made a swift impact too but with less positive results after he was sent off eight minutes after being introduced as a substitute against Real Mallorca. Atletico were already 2-0 up thanks to goals from Diego Costa and Joao Felix but Morata will now be suspended for the derby at the Wanda Metropolitano. The Spaniard’s dreadful night got worse as he also appeared to engage in a heated exchange with a fan as he later left the stadium. A week ago it would have been almost unthinkable that Atletico would play their rivals in a contest of first against second in La Liga but that could now be the setting this weekend, depending on Sevilla and Real Sociedad’s results on Thursday. La Real beat Atletico, who were then held to a goalless draw by Celta Vigo, but by far the deeper sense of gloom had engulfed Zidane’s side, after they were humbled 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. That was Real’s worst defeat under Zidane as coach and prompted questions about the Frenchman’s future, with Jose Mourinho available and seemingly waiting in the wings. Instead, back-to-back victories for the first time since Zidane came back in March have lifted the malaise and offered hope there is still life in this Madrid squad, despite the lack of change since the summer. “We believe in what we do,” Zidane said. “With humility and work you achieve a lot. This is just the start.” – Jovic denied – ================ The only disappointment might have been the lack of a goal for Luka Jovic, who missed some excellent chances and then did score, only to have it ruled out by VAR. Vinicius had started the first two games of the season but none since, while he was without a goal himself in seven months. His first under Zidane was a peach, coming in the 36th minute, a curling effort that took the slightest of deflections on its way into the top corner. Jovic saw a smart finish ruled out and then watched as Rodrygo scored almost instantly after coming on. The teenager cushioned Casemiro’s crossfield pass beautifully before nipping inside Osasuna defender Lillo and banging the ball low and into the net. Atletico’s players might have been keeping tabs on their way home from Mallorca but their job was already done after Costa and Felix finally got the goals to suggest they might form a potent partnership together. Costa’s was simple, as Mallorca failed to clear Koke’s cross and the striker nipped in to head past goalkeeper Manolo Reina. Felix’s was more complex but owed something to fortune too. The Portuguese did brilliantly to bring a looping ball down but his finish on the turn took a cruel deflection before spinning up and into the far corner. Morata’s moments of madness, that included two bookings in as many minutes after an argument with Mallorca’s Xisco Campos, should mean Costa and Felix reunite this weekend.last_img read more

Hazare says surprised over Pawars name figuring in bank scam

first_imgPune: Social activist Anna Hazare has expressed surprise over NCP president Sharad Pawar’s naming cropping up in the multi-crore Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank scam. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering case against Pawar, his nephew Ajit Pawar – a former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra – and others in connection with the scam. An Enforcement Case Information Report, equivalent to a police FIR, has been registered by the central agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh The case is based on a Mumbai Police FIR which had named former chairmen of the bank, Ajit Pawar, and 70 erstwhile functionaries of the cooperative lender. “When this case came to me, Sharad Pawar’s name was not there anywhere. How did his name crop up, who mentioned his name, all these things only they know,” said Hazare on Thursday when asked about the ED case and the Maratha strongman’s alleged links to the scam. The anti-corruption crusader, a Pawar critic, expressed the hope the truth will come out after the ED carries out a detailed investigation in the scam. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “The ED will come to know how his name figured in the case,” said Hazare, a veteran of many anti-corruption agitations. Pawar has denied any wrongdoing and said he was not associated with the bank in any capacity and questioned the timing of the registration of the case which comes just weeks ahead of the October 21 Assembly polls in Maharashtra. The former Union minister has asserted he would not bow before the ‘throne’ of Delhi, apparently referring to the BJP-led government at the Centre. The NCP has termed the ED case as politically motivated.last_img read more