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Womens indoor soccer registration open until end of the month

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration for the Fort St. John Women’s Soccer League upcoming indoor soccer season is now open.Registration forms can be found online at or on the Fort St John Women’s Soccer League Facebook page. Fees for the upcoming season are $175.00. Completed forms and fees can be dropped off at the Kids Arena Fieldhouse in the Women’s Soccer League mailbox or at 9111 116th Avenue. The Women’s Soccer League will also have a booth set up at Totem Mall’s One Stop Registration tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.For more info, or if you have question, email: Advertisement –last_img read more

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Renaissance falls, 67-59

first_imgStefan Kaluz, the Sea Kings’ 6-foot-9 junior center, scored a game-high 23 points and 6-foot-5 forward Joe Eberhard scored 18 to pull away down the stretch for a 67-59 victory. Corona del Mar shot 58 percent (22 for 38) and out-rebounded the Wildcats, 34-18, to claim its first championship since 1995. Hector Harold’s free throw with 2:51 left cut the Sea Kings’ lead to 54-51, but the Wildcats couldn’t creep closer and dropped to 27-2 heading into next week’s state playoffs. Cook finished with a team-high 17 points and four rebounds, but he was only 7 of 23 from the field. He also knew the Wildcats let a golden opportunity slip away. “We came in here feeling like we could get it done,” Cook said. “Maybe we were a little over-confident thinking we should win. But give them a lot of credit, they out-played us and we didn’t make enough big shots. The Wildcats made the leap to III-A this season and carried the No. 2 seed into Saturday’s championship against No. 4 Corona del Mar at the Honda Center. But the Sea Kings’ size proved too much for a Renaissance program that is in only its seventh season of existence and without a senior on its roster. “But our season isn’t over. I think we can do better in state, and we’ll take this loss into our heads and perform better next week.” The Sea Kings (21-8) never led by more than eight points but responded every time the Wildcats made a run. “In the second half we did a better job, but they did a great job of executing and you have to give them credit,” Wildcats coach Sid Cooke said. “It still comes down to maturity. We don’t have a senior on this team and we’re still learning how to play in these big games. It hurts right now, but we’ll learn from it.” The Wildcats trailed 17-10 after the opening quarter, but Yader Combs’ floater with 20 seconds left in the half trimmed the Sea Kings’ lead to 28-27. The Wildcats trailed, 29-27, at the break after getting out-rebounded,, 18-6. Kaluz was unstoppable in the first half by connecting on 7 of 10 shots for 14 points, but Josh Thomas and Cook helped keep the Wildcats close by scoring nine and eight points, respectively. The Wildcats shot 50 percent (9 of 18) from the field. “He (Kaluz) did a great job,” Cooke said. “We couldn’t double-team him too much because they had good shooters. We had to pick our poison, but the bottom line is that he had a good game.” Thomas scored 15 points and 6-foot-8 sophomore center Anthony Stover finished with 10 points and five rebounds for Renaissance, but it was obvious nerves still played a role. “I was up every hour and a half last night thinking about this game,” Stover said. “Playing at nine in the morning is tough. I couldn’t sleep.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ANAHEIM – Renaissance Academy is inching closer to a championship, but it’s not quite there yet. Wildcats guard Justin Cook is only a junior, but it was his third consecutive trip to a CIF-Southern Section division championship game after losing twice previously to eight-time V-A champion Price. last_img read more

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Polishing an artistic gem

first_img• Photo Gallery: Baldwin Park Civic Center BALDWIN PARK – The city is almost done transforming an old treasure into a new community gem. The Historic Central School Auditorium has been under renovation since 2004 with crews working to convert it into a new Arts and Recreation Center. Manuel Carrillo, director of the city’s recreation and community services, said the $5.4 million project is slated to be completed by July. He said he hopes it will attract thousands of visitors each week. “This is one of the best kept secrets around,” Carrillo said. “We hope to be able to share it with everyone.” Officials said the city received a $2.5 million grant from the state’s Department of Parks and Recreation and said additional funds were secured through Community Development Block Grants and refinancing bonds. The center, at 14403 E. Pacific Ave., will offer a variety of attractions for people across the San Gabriel Valley to enjoy, including an indoor amphitheater, a multi-purpose room, board room and an art gallery that will feature pieces from local and national artists, Carrillo said. The center also will have a full kitchen, dance studio, fine arts studio, arts and crafts studio, educational garden and an outdoor screen where movies will be shown. In addition, a portion of the center will serve as the permanent home for the Baldwin Park Historical Society and will have pictures and artifacts on display. City officials said the auditorium was built in 1936 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression-era Works Progress Administration work relief program, which was created to give jobs and skills to the unemployed during the Great Depression. Mayor Manuel Lozano said he thinks the building’s rich history will draw a lot of visitors. “The nostalgia of having an actual structure from the 1930s will draw people alone,” Lozano said. “There are very \ buildings of that type still around.” Lozano said he is proposing to have the center named after Irene Pinedo, a longtime Baldwin Park resident and historian who recently died. Carrillo said the building was originally built for the Baldwin Park Unified School District’s school performances and activities. In the late 1950s the art deco building was used to hold council meetings while City Hall was being built. In the late 1970s it became a storage facility and has been that way for the past four decades. Ana Montenegro, who grew up in Baldwin Park, said she remembers walking to the auditorium as a child and is excited to see it renovated. “I used to walk there with our teachers from Margaret Heath School when I was 8,” Montenegro, 76, said. “I’m glad they saved the building because it’s so special, especially since it was built by people during the Depression.” Montenegro said she stood on the stage inside the auditorium when she graduated from middle school and attended beauty pageants there as a child. While the building will have a lot of new features, Carrillo said the project was designed to preserve old staircases, handrails and doors. Carrillo said the facility will be open five days a week for 10 hours a day and either a Saturday or Sunday. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 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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MUFC confirm medical and Dutch star arrives at club

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal says the club do not need another striker and he will not buy just for the sake of it, but hinted he may make one more signing if the opportunity arises.He was speaking at the unveiling of new signing Memphis Depay who joined in a £25m deal from PSV Eindhoven.Depay could be set for a more central role following the impending exit of Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce but Van Gaal refused to be drawn on the issue of possible replacements.“We have enough strikers, but one [more] is always possible,” he said.“I have said many times you know transfers are processes and when I read the papers you can read that also.“We cannot say anything about our transfers or strategy otherwise our opponents can profit from it.“Manchester United will not buy to buy. I am not a manager who wants to buy players, I want to develop players.“Sometimes we have to buy but when you buy it has to be better than what you have – that is the theory but in the season we shall see if that is true.”The former Netherlands coach also confirmed defender Matteo Darmian is scheduled to have a medical ahead of a move from Torino.The 25-year-old full-back is travelling to England after a fee, believed to be in the region of £12.7million, was agreed.“I have read that in the papers. It is true,” said the Dutchman.Asked whether he was on his way to Manchester for a medical, Van Gaal added: “Yes.” 1last_img read more

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first_imgRas Dhun na nGall 2014Stage 1  ResultsArdara – Ardara 30 May 2014 Stage 1  Stage ResultNesbitt Arms Hotel/ Ardara Town TradersIssued: 30 May 2014, 21:57———————————————————————— Organisation: Four Masters CC          Country: IRLClass: na                              .Winner’s Time: 1h13’21”                Deadline: NoneRace Dist: 52.00 kms / 32.34 Miles     Total Dist: 52.00 kms / 32.34 milesSpeed: 42.54 kph / 26.45 mph           Average: 42.54 kph / 26.45 mph Number of Starters: 130                Number of Finishers: 129Did Not Start:  8                      Did Not Finish:  1————————————————————————PL No. UCI Code    Name                 TM  Team                       Time       @ 1 122             Breheny,Joseph       UCD UCD                    1h13’21”2 109             Hylands,Luke         TVR Team Vision Racing     1h13’21”3  52             McBride,Peter        ERR Errigal CC             1h13’21”4  27             Corcorcan,Liam       CAS Castlebar CC           1h13’21”5 125             O’Malley,Terry       UCD UCD                    1h13’21”6 126             O’Reilly,Paul        UCD UCD                    1h13’21”7 138             Quinn,Paul           IWH Island Wheelers        1h13’21”8  10             Kane,Bobby           BAN Bann Wheelers          1h13’21”9  16             Moore,Darnell        CAL Caldwell               1h13’21”10  41             McGarrigle,Dylan     DON Donegal                1h13’21”————————————————————————General Classification————————————————————————PL No. UCI Code     Name                 CAT Team                GC Time          @1 122              Breheny,Joseph       2   UCD                1h13’21”2 109              Hylands,Luke         3   Team Vision Raci   1h13’21”      = s/t3  52              McBride,Peter        2   Errigal CC         1h13’21”      = s/t4  27              Corcorcan,Liam       U   Castlebar CC       1h13’21”      = s/t5 125              O’Malley,Terry       3   UCD                1h13’21”      = s/t6 126              O’Reilly,Paul        3   UCD                1h13’21”      = s/t7 138              Quinn,Paul           3   Island Wheelers    1h13’21”      = s/t8  10              Kane,Bobby           2   Bann Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t9  16              Moore,Darnell        J   Caldwell           1h13’21”      = s/t10  41              McGarrigle,Dylan     J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t11 114              Clarke,Cathal        J   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t12  21              Kelly,Michael        3   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t13  35              Reilly,Ryan          J   Cycling Ulster     1h13’21”      = s/t14 132              McBride,Aaron        U   Four Masters       1h13’21”      = s/t15  75              Doherty,Michael      V   North Pole         1h13’21”      = s/t16 105              Feeley,Daire         J   SeEng              1h13’21”      = s/t17  38              Doherty,Rossa        J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t18  12              Hinch,Philip         2   Brotherton         1h13’21”      = s/t19 118              Orr,Ryan             J   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t20  51              Keeney,Cormac        3   Errigal CC         1h13’21”      = s/t21  70              Farrell,Rory         2   Newry Wheelers     1h13’21”      = s/t22 110              McKnight,David       V   Team Vision Raci   1h13’21”      = s/t23  86              Hudson,Neal          3   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t24  39              Donoghue,Evan        J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t25  99              Vereker,Martin       3   St Tiernans        1h13’21”      = s/t26 100              Coyle,Chris          3   Strabane           1h13’21”      = s/t27  37              McAllister,Leo       2   Dig Deep           1h13’21”      = s/t28  69              Curran,Conor         J   Newry Wheelers     1h13’21”      = s/t29  68              McGauley,Mark        2   MAD MTB            1h13’21”      = s/t30  20              Kelly,Patrick        3   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t31 128              Devins,Michael       V   U/A                1h13’21”      = s/t32  11              Kelly,Aidan          3   Bikeworx Celbrid   1h13’21”      = s/t33  89              Sheridan,Fionn       3   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t34 135              Walsh,Stephen        3   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t35  42              McGinley,Jordan      J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t36  19              Gribbon,Alastair     V   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t37 133              Boyle,John           V   Tir Chonaill       1h13’21”      = s/t38  23              McCrory,Joseph       3   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t39 112              Hughes,Keith         V   Bikeworx           1h13’21”      = s/t40  17              Mulligan,Paul        V   Caldwell           1h13’21”      = s/t41  83              Collins,Aidan        3   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t42  61              Purcell,Billy        3   Usher IRC          1h13’21”      = s/t43  33              McAuley,Craig        J   Cycling Ulster     1h13’21”      = s/t44 101              Orr,Rodney           3   Strabane           1h13’21”      = s/t45   8              Shaw,Ryan            U   Ballymena          1h13’21”      = s/t46  95              Wright,Jody          3   Phoenix CC         1h13’21”      = s/t47  50              Somers,Michael       3   Eire OG            1h13’21”      = s/t48  96              Gallagher,Richard    3   St Tiernans        1h13’21”      = s/t49 130              McKenna,Barry        V   West Tyrone        1h13’21”      = s/t50 115              Gilmore,Curtis       U   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t51  59              DiBacco,Valerio      3   Galway Bay CC      1h13’21”      = s/t52  13              McNally,Gerard       V   BVRC               1h13’21”      = s/t53 123              Dwyer,Niall          3   UCD                1h13’21”      = s/t54 111              Stewart,Rodney       V   Team Vision Raci   1h13’21”      = s/t55 117              McBride,Michael      U   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t56  74              Connor,Myles         V   North Pole         1h13’21”      = s/t57 121              McGee,Peter          V   Tir Chonaill       1h13’21”      = s/t58  60              Kelly,Donal          2   Galway Bay CC      1h13’21”      = s/t59  15              Donaghey,David       3   Caldwell           1h13’21”      = s/t60   6              Grant,Cliff          V   Ballymena          1h13’21”      = s/t61 108              Vaughan,Paul         2   Sportactive        1h13’21”      = s/t62  84              Collins,Diarmuid     2   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t63  90              Watson,Nick          3   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t64  36              Swan,Aaron           J   Cycling Ulster     1h13’21”      = s/t65   4              Brennan,Matthew      U   Ballymena          1h13’21”      = s/t66  94              McVeigh,Ciaran       3   Phoenix CC         1h13’21”      = s/t67  67              McDunphy,Con         J   Lucan              1h13’21”      = s/t68  79              Muldoon,Caimin       J   Nicolas Roche PT   1h13’21”      = s/t69  26              Benson,Karl          J   Castlebar CC       1h13’21”      = s/t70  97              Malone,John          3   St Tiernans        1h13’21”      = s/t71 120              Brennan,Michael      3   Tir Chonaill       1h13’21”      = s/t72 129              Carroll,David        V   Usher IRC          1h13’21”      = s/t73 113              O’Kane,Michael       V   Termon Wheelers    1h13’21”      = s/t74  31              McGreehan,Nathan     J   Cuchulainn CC      1h13’21”      = s/t75  40              McBrearty,Eamonn     J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t76   9              Taggart,Simon        3   Ballymena          1h13’21”      = s/t77  46              Kilgallen,Peter      J   Eire OG            1h13’21”      = s/t78  58              Russell,Michael      V   Four Masters       1h13’21”      = s/t79 137              Murphy,Stephen       J   Cunga              1h13’21”      = s/t80  28              Moran,Gary           J   Castlebar CC       1h13’21”      = s/t81  91              Boyle,Edmond         V   Phoenix CC         1h13’21”      = s/t82  81              McCarter,Darragh     2   Omagh Wheelers     1h13’21”      = s/t83  53              McKinley,Matthew     3   Errigal CC         1h13’21”      = s/t84  63              Dunlop,Raymond       3   Lakeland           1h13’21”      = s/t85  72              Sands,Jude           U   Newry Wheelers     1h13’21”      = s/t86  85              Connors,Odhran       2   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t87  64              Grory,Kieran         V   Lakeland           1h13’21”      = s/t88 116              Hanna,Zak            U   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t89 136              Scully,Gary          2   Nenagh CC          1h13’21”      = s/t90   1              Balassi,Daniel       3   Adamstown CC       1h13’21”      = s/t91  65              Dillon,Colm          3   Limerick CC        1h13’21”      = s/t92  32              Maguire,Rory         J   Cycling Ulster     1h13’21”      = s/t93  54              Clancy,Donal         3   Four Masters       1h13’21”      = s/t94  98              May,Fergal           3   St Tiernans        1h13’21”      = s/t95  93              Byrne,Olan           3   Phoenix CC         1h13’21”      = s/t96  29              Tuohy,Peter          2   Castlebar CC       1h13’21”      = s/t97   2              Greer,Robert         J   Apollo CT          1h13’21”      = s/t98  47              McMorrow,Brian       3   Eire OG            1h13’21”      = s/t99 102              Ennis,John           3   Bikeworx           1h13’21”      = s/t100  55              Doherty,Denis        3   Four Masters       1h13’21”      = s/t101 107              Heneghan,Kieran      U   SeEng              1h13’21”      = s/t102  73              Carter,Christy       J   North Pole         1h13’21”      = s/t103 103              Hutchinson,Chris     3   Madigan            1h13’42”       @21″104  62              McLaughlin,Cathal    3   Island Wheelers    1h13’44”       @23″105  92              Maguire,Gerard       V   Phoenix CC         1h14’02”       @41″106  43              McGuigan,Phillip     V   Duffin Transport   1h14’02”      = s/t107  25              Taylor,Johnny        2   Carn Wheelers      1h14’04”       @43″108   7              Kiernahan,Nigel      V   Ballymena          1h14’04”      = s/t109  24              Smyth,Desmond        V   Carn Wheelers      1h16’10”    @02’49”110   5              Dougan,David         3   Ballymena          1h16’10”      = s/t111  80              Donaghy,Seamus       3   Omagh Wheelers     1h16’31”    @03’10”112  57              Porter,Ciaran        3   Four Masters       1h17’03”    @03’42”113  34              McComb,Harry         J   Cycling Ulster     1h17’44”    @04’23”114 127              Quinn,Niall          3   UCD                1h19’12”    @05’51”115  66              Farrell,David        3   Longford           1h20’56”    @07’35”116  49              Mulleady,Joseph      3   Eire OG            1h21’01”    @07’40”117 124              Noone,Jamie          3   UCD                1h21’04”    @07’43”118  76              Donnelly,Barry       3   North Pole         1h21’04”      = s/t119  78              Gallagher,Colin      3   North Pole         1h21’04”      = s/t120  22              McAleese,Eunan       U   Carn Wheelers      1h24’20”    @10’59”121 134              Scullion,Michael     3   Carn Wheelers      1h24’20”      = s/t122  44              O’Hagan,Niall        V   Duffin Transport   1h24’20”      = s/t123   3              Booth,Hall           V   Ballymena          1h25’11”    @11’50”124 131              Adair,Matthew        U   XMTB               1h25’37”    @12’16”125  48              McGuinn,Jake         J   Eire OG            1h26’39”    @13’18”126 106              Gibson,Jonathon      V   SeEng              1h28’28”    @15’07”127  56              Morning,Patrick      V   Four Masters       1h29’41”    @16’20”128  77              Eccles,Kieran        3   North Pole         1h29’41”      = s/t129  30              Walsh,Michael        J   Castlebar CC       1h29’41”      = s/t————————————————————————Junior Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name                 TM          Time1  16 Moore,D              CAL =   1h13’21”2  41 McGarrigle,D         DON @3 114 Clarke,C             TBP @4  35 Reilly,R             ULS @5 105 Feeley,D             SNG @————————————————————————U/23 Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name                 TM          Time1  27 Corcorcan,L          CAS =   1h13’21”2 132 McBride,A            FOU @3   8 Shaw,R               BAL @4 115 Gilmore,C            TBP @5 117 McBride,M            TBP @————————————————————————Vet Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name                 TM          Time1  75 Doherty,M            NOP =   1h13’21”2 110 McKnight,D           TVR @3 128 Devins,M             U/A @4  19 Gribbon,A            CAR @5 133 Boyle,J              TCL @6 112 Hughes,K             BIK @————————————————————————Team General Classification————————————————————————PL Name      Time1 UCD       3h40’03”2 Donegal   = s/t3 Carn Whee = s/t4 Team Visi = s/t5 The Belga = s/t6 Orwell CC = s/t————————————————————————CYCLING: RÁS DHÚN NA nGALL RESULTS – STAGE 1 was last modified: May 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CYCLING: RAS DONEGAL RESULTS – STAGE 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first_imgKilcar came out on top of a bruising championship clash with Glenswilly at Foxhall yesterday afternoon.Kilcar have enjoyed an excellent season so far, they’ve already captured the Donegal and All-Ireland Gaeltacht titles, and look odds on to land the All-County Division One league title.They’re being tipped by many to go all the way this year and win the Donegal SFC, and yesterday’s impressive performance and result backed those claims up. Pictures courtesy of North West Newspix. DONEGAL SFC PICTURE SPECIAL: GLENSWILLY V KILCAR was last modified: September 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCglenswillykilcarnewsSportlast_img read more

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Rashid Toha sinks Villa at Namboole

first_imgToha scored the only goal of the game as Onduparaka defeated Villa on Wednesday (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueSC Villa 0-1 Onduparaka FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleWednesday, 03-10-2018Onduparaka FC maintained their 100% record-start to the new season with a hard fought 1-0 victory over SC Villa on Wednesday.In the game played at Namboole, Rashid Toha’s second minute strike proved to be the telling difference on a day that Villa missed a couple of late chances to find the equaliser.Like it was in the last match, Villa were dealt a huge blow before the start of the game as some of their players including Pius Wangi could not be availed with licences to feature on the day.Inside the first minute of the game, Savio Kabugo brought down Vianni Ssekanugo out side the area for the first free-kick of the game. Up stepped Onduparaka defender Rashid Toha who expertly placed the ball over Villa goalkeeper Brian Bwete and into the top right-hand corner for 1-0.The Caterpillars could have doubled their advantage on 20 minutes but Ssekajugo could only blaze over from inside the area after the pacey forward had beaten Villa defender Moses Kigundu.Villa started growing into the game and missed two chances of their own to level matters before half time. First it was captain Ambrose Kirya who headed wide off the mark a David Owori cross from the right and minutes later, Bashir Mutanda failed to put enough power into his tap-in after he was teed up by Joseph Ssemuju.In the second half, it was all Villa as Onduparaka tried to see out their 1-0 lead.In search of an equaliser, Moses Basena introduced cult hero-Mike Sserumaga to try and provide the much needed inspiration.With two minutes to play, Sserumaga threaded a well weighted through ball for Ssemuju who cut it back for Kirya but unfortunately, the captain’s first time goal-bound effort was blocked by Toha.In additional time, Owori crossed in low for Mutanda who blazed over from six yard, much to the agony of hundreds of Villa fans in attendance.Despite the relentless pressure, Onduparaka managed to hold onto their lead and earn a first ever away victory against Villa on the third time of asking.The Victory took Onuparaka to six points, level with Vipers SC and Bright Stars atop the league standings.For Villa, they slip to 12 on the log with one point from two games.The other games played on Wednesday:-Ndejje 1-0 Mbarara City-Nyamityobora 2-3 Bright Stars-Paidah Black Angels 2-1 Police FCNext fixture:-Mbarara City vs Express, Sunday-07-10-2018 @Kavumba Recreational Grounds.Comments Tags: onduparaka fcSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetoplast_img read more

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Council send out gritters as temperatures plunge

first_imgDonegal County Council has deployed its fleet of gritters onto the county’s roads tonight.With temperatures plunging to freezing, motorists are being asked to take extra care.People are also being warned to keep an eye for black ice on the roads, especially in the early hours of the morning. While many main roads will be gritted, secondary roads will not be and people are asked to be vigilant.Council send out gritters as temperatures plunge was last modified: November 12th, 2017 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) Tags:black eyecouncildonegalgritterslast_img read more

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Open Thread: Since When Is “Hacker” a Bad Word?

first_imgjolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts That’s my rather long-winded and subjective definition (and defense) of the term hacker. But let’s hear what you think about it in the comments. Are hackers our heroes? Should they be handsomely compensated for their special brands of magic? Or are they still just digital vigilantes, mischievous at best and criminal at worst?How do you define the word “hacker”? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… I was distressed a few days ago when someone in a comment thread mockingly referred to recommendations made by a fairly notorious hacker, suggesting that a gray hat wouldn’t give sound advice about personal Internet security.I shook my head for the world of end users to whom hacker is a derogatory term used to describe anyone from malevolent phishers to script kiddies who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Certainly, I’ve seen hackers pull off feats of questionable legality and dubious utility. But by and large, the hackers I’ve known and loved have gone on to have brilliant careers in infosec, network administration and even startup-building and application programming. Does the word hacker need a PR facelift? Do we need to educate folks in the real world about what a hacker is and does? What do you think a hacker is, anyway? I’m fascinated by hacker lore, such as the Jargon File. (Do NOT click that link unless you’ve got a couple hours to kill reading about the earliest days of what would eventually become the Internet. It’s truly enthralling stuff that will have you talking about Usenet heroes in archaic slang for months afterward.) I’m in love with this famous webcomic series about legendary hackers, and I can’t wait to go to DEFCON next year.Hackers, it seems to me, do what they do in the name of envelope-pushing and pure curiosity. “What’s this button do?” and “I wonder if I can get in there?” and “How could I make this thing/program perform that action/function?” are the fundamental questions in a hacker-like mind.Hackers come in all shapes and sizes, and relatively few of them are breaking into your Gmail account or trying to steal your credit card number. There are hardware hackers who will try to make the world’s smallest netbook run Snow Leopard or do dazzling demonstrations with robots or LED displays. There are some hackers who want to expose vulnerabilities in order to build a better firewall or improve network security, and there are hackers who believe strongly in the freedom of information. There are – or were, at least – phone system hackers who figured out how to dial numbers using trinkets in cereal boxes. These days, we’re seeing more mobile hackers, too. Remember the story about that iPhone hacker who gave the world a RickRoll worm, then got hired for his ingenuity? And not least by any means are the hackers who make up a huge chunk of today’s startup community, the young men and women who take all the lovely, big-picture ideas from executives and Photoshop files from UI designers and then work their magic to make it go. I think that’s what makes me particularly indignant: Internet users using technology built by hackers to complain about hackers.Also, the open-source movement would be completely dead if not for hackers, whose combination of creativity and anti-authoritarianism gave them the ability to stick it to the man and give us all a lot of great free software. Think about that the next time you’re happily pointing and clicking your way through a free web app based on Python and perhaps written by some dude working on a Linux machine. What’s gone wrong with the world? When did hackers start becoming so misunderstood and under-appreciated? Yes, it’s true that some hackers cross boundaries, both civil and criminal, when pushing their various envelopes. But the true criminals – those who’d run DDoS attacks on social services or steal users’ bank logins – aren’t really what you’d call hackers at all. They’re under-skilled lowlifes, and there are other designations altogether for that type of person. (This is not to downplay the importance of national information security, however, and you might be wrong if you think that hackers do more harm than good for that cause, as well. Exposing vulnerabilities in the networks of our intelligence and military communities is something many white- and gray-hat hackers do routinely, and they do so without selling the information to foreign governments or any such nonsense.) Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#Open Thread#web last_img read more

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Linux Foundation Offering Android & MeeGo Development Courses

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#mobile sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux, has announced it will be offering a series of both Android and MeeGo courses for developers. There are six training courses available – three for Android and three for MeeGo. The courses were built in collaboration with The Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board to be vendor-neutral learning opportunities that introduce potential developers to the fundamentals of these mobile operating systems.The timing – especially for Android developers – is critical. According to recent research from the UK-based recruitment consultancy IntaPeople, demand for Android developers has increased by 424% since the beginning of 2010.Prior research in this area found a similar growth trend – last year, global hiring marketplace oDesk said that demand was up 710% from October 2009 to October 2010.According to the Linux Foundation’s announcement, the following courses will be offered:For AndroidIntroduction to AndroidAndroid InternalsAndroid BootcampFor MeeGoPortable Application Development for MeeGo DevicesHands-on Approach to MeeGo Internals and OBS Build SystemMeeGo Training for Non-DevelopersThe Linux Foundation is also offering a MeeGo-specific course at its Annual Collaboration Summit. The first 20 people to register for this class will receive a special invite to attend all three days of the Summit, an invite-only event for members of the Linux development community.last_img read more

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