Tigers top Panthers, stay atop Little 4

first_imgKien Mazzotti rushed for two touchdowns and the Arcata Tigers topped its Little 4 Conference rival, the McKinleyville Panthers, 24-15 Friday night in McKinleyville.Arcata’s win puts them at 4-4 overall and 3-1 in Little 4 conference play as the Tigers look to keep pace with both Hoopa and Ferndale in the Little 4. McKinleyville falls to 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the little 4 after suffering its third straight home loss.“I just love those guys,” Arcata head coach Jamal Jones said. “We battled …last_img read more

South Africa’s anthem, prayer power Van Niekerk

first_img27 August 2015Saying a little prayer before the race and singing the national anthem the night before, were the remedies athlete Wayde van Niekerk used to calm his nerves, before the young Kraaifontein man made South Africans proud when he clinched the gold medal for the 400m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing yesterday.The win comes after a record made in July, when he became the first South African to dip below 20 seconds in the 200m in Switzerland. He was also the first African to run a sub-44 second time in the 400m.Yet he said that the stress leading up to the race at the Bird’s Nest stadium “nearly killed” him this week. “Before the race I was feeling quite nervy. I always am. I was lame and very weak‚ I thought to myself, ‘I’m in trouble now because I’m stressing myself out way too much’. I said a little prayer on the track.”He then set his target on reigning world champion LaShawn Merritt of the United States. “I kinda knew he’s the one to beat,” said Van Niekerk. “I tried to get with him as fast as possible and I came out of the first 100 feeling quite good about myself. the nerves were better. I just started building up from there.”The final 50m were tough. “It was so difficult because I could feel them coming up on to me‚ but at the same time I felt strong enough to pull it away.“Just that thought‚ ‘I’m actually busy winning‚ I’m actually busy winning’ was quite overwhelming. I just tried to keep it up‚” said Van Niekerk‚ who crossed the line in 43.48 seconds.He became very stressful before every single race, said the sprinter. “I might have looked very composed on the track but lying in my bed at night was not the best feeling. I couldn’t sleep.”Sometimes he would lie down and just visualise the races. “I just had to pinch myself and say‚ ‘Wayde‚ calm down; Wayde‚ it still has to come.’“The heats were probably the most nerve-wracking experience I’ve ever had because I had to get over that fear because last world championships [in 2013] I was knocked out.“Funny‚ I was singing the whole national anthem in my head last night to fall asleep‚ saying to myself, ‘You can do it‚ you can do it.’ I just wanted it so bad I kept on singing it in my head until I fell asleep. I had a good night’s rest.”Van Niekerk’s post-race celebration on the track was brief‚ though, and when he sat down to try to recover‚ he was unable to get up. “I tried to stay active but I think my mistake was to go and sit down again after that and I couldn’t stand up.”Medical staff attended to him on the track, and then took him to hospital.“I don’t think it was very necessary‚” he said. “Obviously the lactic comes with the sport. It just seems I was the only athlete out of the eight‚ nine guys that got tired‚” he said with a laugh. “Before I knew it they were busy taking me off the track and I was out of breath. It’s actually normal. It seems I’m the only one who dies after a race.”But he was back at his hotel soon after midnight to enjoy a low-key welcome and a cold supper, and to read through more than 100 WhatsApp messages on his phone. Congratulations also streamed in via the social media pages of Van Niekerk and his family.On Instagram this morning, the winner said to his fans: “Morning to all, extremely sorry if I can’t thank each and every one. But I’m really thankful for all the amazing messages and all really truly appreciate it.“Was an honour representing my country and making you all proud. I am fine just made the wrong decision to sit down last night. really love, cherish and appreciate everyone!”Van Niekerk, who will receive his medal before the start of this evening’s finals‚ is now looking ahead to the Olympics in Rio next year.“Once you’ve been blessed with something you need to use it as best as possible. I’m not going to waste it‚” said the sprinter‚ who started out in the 100m and 200m before moving up in distance.“I hate the 400m but look how far it’s brought me. It does put me on the floor afterwards,” he said. “There’s obviously still the Olympics next year. That’s definitely a must that I need to turn up for. I would love to double up on the gold again.”Source: RDM Wirelast_img read more

Need a Mobile Web App Template? Mobile Boilerplate 1.0 is Here

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Mobile Boilerplate 1.0 has just launched, providing developers with a trusted template for building mobile Web applications. The site provides templates and documentation that can help developers create cross-platform mobile Web applications which work on modern-day smartphones, but also offer fall-back support for older BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices. The project itself is not a standalone framework, but works with jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, Phonegap and Appcelerator.The homepage for the project showcases two hilariously, but accurately, titled lists: “Why It is Awesome” and “Why It is Aweome-er.” Both detail the many features provided by this new toolkit, such as:Cross-platform compatible (Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian)CSS class to target IE Mobile 7Home screen icon (Android, iOS, Symbian)Cross browser viewport optimization for Android,iOS,IE,Nokia,Blackberry, OperaOptimized viewport scaling (Android, iOS, Mobile IE, Blackberry, Opera)Option to enable iOS start-screen in full screen modeBetter font rendering on IE MobileAdaptable markup and CSS skeletonCSS stylesheet for low-end devicesMobile sitemapMobile MIME type supportBuild tool for mobileIntegrates well with PhoneGap and Appcelerator And then, the “awesome-er” features like: Tags:#apps#How To#mobile#news Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Not a Framework & Not a “Build Once, Deploy to 1000+ Devices” SolutionTo be clear, the Mobile Boilerplate is not meant to be a “build once, deploy everywhere” solution, but instead offers a set of best front-end (markup, CSS) practices for mobile Web developers to utilize in order to leverage the features of high-end smartphones like those running Android or the iPhone, for example, while still providing some basic support for older Web browsers.Interested developers can learn more by visiting http://html5boilerplate.com/mobile/.And for more inspiration, there’s a thread on Quora listing several good examples of HTML5 mobile websites here.center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts HTML5 offline caching for smartphonesHide URL bar to maximize screen areaButton clicks that don’t wait for the default 300ms delayed click eventTextarea autogrowHide Safari browser chromeMobile bookmark bubbleBrowser Database Wrapper APIRobust optional User Agent Detection in .htaccessMobile optimized default CSSMedia queries polyfill for Windows MobileGoogle Analytics for low end mobile devicesVersion 1.0 of the toolkit offers two different downloads – the documented version with hints and links and the comment-free version. The project is also available on github here. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

iPad for Business Round-Up: Tom’s Planner, Building Apps from InDesign Files and More

first_imgTom’s Planner is a popular software-as-a-service for project scheduling. It lets users create and share Gantt charts, or import them Microsoft Project or Excel. It’s not as advanced as Project, but is much easier to use. This week it added support for iPads and iPhones. The company boasts users from Asus, Dell, NASA, Oracle and more.PadMan IT + Project Management: A Love Affair PadMan is a plugin for Adobe InDesign for creating iPad apps from InDesign files. Adobe itself offers a similar application, but PadMan claims to be the only solution that offers native text in its applications. In addition to the plugin, PadMan has an iPad simulator and an App Store submission service.PadMan apps can include video, JavaScript animation and slideshows. It’s free to try – it only costs money to submit apps to the Apple App Store. Prices start at €790.00.Mobile E-Commerce UpdateThis week an app called Catalog Spree was released. It connects consumers with catalogs for various types of products. What’s interesting here is the way that tablets are changing the shopping experience. Catalog Spree’s representatives point to the fact that Ikea sends 175 copies of its dead-tree catalog to customers, and these catalogs make-up 70% of the company’s marketing. There are 20 billion catalogs mailed annually in the U.S. Catalog Spree is a step towards digitizing the catalog experience.This week Performics announced the results of a study on mobile Web users. The company found that most respondents use the mobile Web to find retailers and research purchases. More significantly, 49% had made a purchase using their mobile device.Good Data Report Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#mobile 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley The iPad isn’t just a hot new consumer device, it’s also an increasingly popular tool for business. Each week we take a look at the new or updated business apps for the iPad, and highlight trends in how tablets are being used in the enterprise.This week week we look at a new way of building iPad apps with Adobe InDesign, an iOS optimized version of Tom’s Planner, the ways tablets are changing e-commerce and the state of Apple in the enterprise.Tom’s Planner Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… As we reported earlier in the week, Good Technology has released its quarterly report on new enterprise activations of mobile devices. Good sees iPads dominating the mobile enterprise space. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Alberta to hold 25million public inquiry into funding for oilsands foes

first_imgThe Canadian Press CALGARY — The Alberta government is holding a public inquiry into funding of environmental campaigns it says have prevented the province’s resources from getting to new customers.Premier Jason Kenney says forensic accountant Steve Allan has been named to lead the inquiry, which has a budget of $2.5 million.Allan is to submit his final report to the government in a year.He is to interview witnesses, do research, and hold a public hearing if deemed necessary.Kenney says environmental groups funded by deep-pocketed U.S. charities have been deliberately trying to landlock Alberta resources for years.He blames those groups for the demise of several coast-bound pipelines that would have helped oilsands crude get to markets besides the United States.last_img read more

Western Melbourne Well respect FFAs marquee criteria

first_imgWestern Melbourne says they will respect FFA’s marquee calls but will aim at bringing foreign talents who will help build the club.Western Melbourne hopes to sign Scott Brown who is currently the Captain of Scottish side Celtic as their marquee but reports from Scottish Daily Record says the FFA has refused to allow Western Melbourne to dip into the governing body’s marquee fund to help sign the 33-year-old Bhoys captain.The club has now come out to state they will respect they’ll respect any marquee fund decisions from FFA whether or not the Scott Brown deal pulls through.“Whether or not a player qualifies for funding from FFA is up to FFA criteria, we respect whatever they deem fit,” Lou Sticca, one of the major players behind Western Melbourne, told FTBL.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Western Melbourne is about recruiting foreign players that we feel will be important to our club in our formative seasons.“What this means is setting the right leadership from our foreigners to help the team be successful on the park, but importantly in dressing rooms and at training, to help build a real football culture.“Strong and experienced players that will protect our younger players and give them the confidence to express themselves.”last_img read more