FORT 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 www.fsjwsl.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.- Advertisement –
Stefan 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.” email@example.com (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! 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.
• 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. firstname.lastname@example.org (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!
Manchester 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.” 1
Ras 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 1
Kilcar 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 SFCglenswillykilcarnewsSport
Toha 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 Leaguetop
Donegal 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 eyecouncildonegalgritters
jolie 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
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#mobile sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts 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.