Are you on board with the A’s plans to build a new privately financed ballpark at Howard Terminal? Do you agree with their development plans for the Coliseum site?Come chat with Martin Gallegos here on Wednesday at 4 p.m. as our A’s beat writer breaks down the big news of the day. Feel free to send in your questions in advance of our start time.After failed bids to get a new home in other parts of Oakland, in Fremont and in San Jose, why will this plan work? Join Martin to discuss that and …
klint finley KickApps, a provider of enterprise-grade hosted social media platforms, announced the release of KickApps for IBM‘s WebSphere Commerce today. Websphere Commerce users will have the ability to integrate KickApps social media features into their stores and create highly targeted offers based on customer behaviors. The new “eSpots” feature of the product will allow users to create their own widgets to place on other web sites.KickApps’ Social Graph Engine, a behavior tracking and analysis system, will power the customization process. KickApps has lofty expectations for the approach. “The traditional storefront will be replaced or augmented with a personalized experience woven into the consumer’s natural behavior and social interaction,” wrote CEO Alex Blum on the KickApps blog.KickApps’ strategy is based around decentralizing its customers’ web presence by spreading it across many sites while still collecting analytics data. Earlier this month KickApps released a drag-and-drop web app developement suite enabling non-technical users to create simple apps for Facebook and other platforms.KickApps is based in New York City and was founded in 2005. It has several huge clients like HBO, McDonalds and NBC.Disclosure: IBM is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#news#Products#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…
Continue Reading Previous IBASE: low-power IBQ800 Qseven CPU module for extended temperature rangeNext MEMXPRO: industrial SSDs with Micron durable 3D TLC PCAP (projected capacitive) technology has established itself in numerous industrial and medical applications. Developments such as multi-finger and gloved operation and operating through liquids have become standard. With the latest sensor, controller and bonding technologies, DATA MODUL offers customers advantages in product development for several years. However, further developments of touch technology usually only make sense if a need can be met or aroused. In addition to force sensing and hover gesture control, haptic feedback offers the ideal combination of innovation, operating safety and intelligence for numerous customer applications.Offering customers all currently available technologies, DATA MODUL and Austrian haptic touch technology experts next system have formed a partnership. The next system technology is characterized by a very direct, regulated control and movement of the touch surface. Thus, a wide variety of haptic functions can be realized: from the emulation of a real “click frog button” to sliders and freely definable input elements.Haptic feedback is generated by mechanical movement as a reaction to a touch event. The user thus receives confirmation that his input has taken place. This technology is typically applied in operator terminals for ATMs or elevator controls. The haptic touch from next system ensures simple operation of smooth glass surfaces. This sensitive innovation offers users with impaired vision an advantage that a conventional PCAP solution cannot offer.For industrial applications, the integrated force measurement allows additional safety functions to be implemented via freely definable thresholds. In addition to visually impaired users, users of operating devices in all safety-relevant applications, such as intensive care medicine, where the user does not always have the screen in view, also benefit from the clear, haptic feedback of the touch event.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Touch Football in Australia is going from strength to strength on the back of its partnership with the National Rugby League. The alliance between Touch Football Australia and the NRL occurred in late 2013 and since then the profile of Touch Football has increased dramatically. So much so that a Mixed Touch Football All Stars series like that of the Rugby League will take place on Saturday. The Indigenous Touch All Stars will take on the TFA All Stars at Suncorp Stadium in a two-match series on Saturday, with the latter to be played just prior to the kick-off of the Harvey Norman NRL All Stars fixture. A match will also be played on Friday afternoon to make it a three-match series. Events like Saturday, accompanied with high profile sponsors such as Harvey Norman, are giving the sport the exposure it needs. This exposure is turning into high participation levels and an increasing supporter base. Pathways are now there for talented men and women to turn their Touch Football skills into a career with the NRL.Touch Football requires agility, fitness and speed â€“ all of which are important components of rugby league and NRL clubs are on the lookout for the next fleet-footed superstar.Four-time Touch Football World Cup winner and TFA All Stars representative, Kylie Hilder, says the partnership between the two codes has done wonders for the profile of Touch Football in Australia. â€œIâ€™ve been in the game a long time and itâ€™s only been since the NRL has come on board with the alliance that Touch Football has just gone through the roof,â€ Hilder said. â€œI think people are just starting to realise that Touch Football is not just a game that people might play as a warm up or and off-season game to rugby league. â€œYou need to have skill and be an athlete to play Touch Football at a high level. â€œI really like the fact that the NRL clubs are starting to realise that this partnership is bringing more people to their game as well. Many rugby league players started their sporting journey in the sport of Touch Football. Both Australian international Scott Prince and New Zealand international Shaun Johnson started their careers stepping around defenders in Touch Football competitions. Prince, now retired from rugby league, has returned to Touch Football. A participant in the Indigenous All Stars Touch Football team last year, Prince is now a mentor for the 2016 team.He says the partnership has created opportunities for both men and women to create a career doing what they love. â€œItâ€™s massive. It raises the profile of Touch Football,â€ said Prince. â€œThe NRL has some fantastic supporters and sponsors of it. Itâ€™s been great to see Harvey Norman jump on board with a Touch sponsorship throughout all the platforms. Through the national leagues, the World Cup and now the All Stars week. â€œI think even the fact that the number of pathways that this partnership creates is something special. Whether itâ€™s through the women that move onto rugby league. The boys can push on from Touch and go into the rugby league. â€œItâ€™s an opportunity for players like me who have retired from rugby league who still think they can contribute without the full on conflict and training. That is what makes this partnership so perfect.â€Related LinksNRL All Stars
BUDAPEST, Hungary – China’s premier outlined his hope Monday that his country’s closer co-operation with central and eastern Europe will help foster prosperity in the region.At a summit of 16 countries in the Hungarian capital, Premier Li Keqiang said efforts such as China’s “new Silk Road” initiative to expand trade across Asia, Africa and Europe, should be a boon to the countries that were formally part of the communist bloc.“Our aim is to see a prospering Europe,” he said, adding that the closer ties with the 16 countries, which includes 11 European Union members, will “usefully complement” EU-China relations.China’s rapid economic growth has seen the country ratchet up its spending on the global stage, and the “Silk Road” prospect is a key trade effort.Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, host of the “16+1” summit, said the region was in need of external technological and financial resources, including from China, to grow.“European resources are in themselves insufficient,” Orban said. “For this reason we welcome the fact that as part of the new economic world order, China sees this region as one in whose progress and development it wants to be present.”Orban mentioned the reconstruction of a railway line between Budapest and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, a project financed mainly by China, as a “flagship project” of China’s increased presence in the region.Orban said that the upgraded railroad line could become the fastest transport route to Western Europe of China’s new Silk Road.Li laid out his hope that the countries of eastern Europe, which generally are poorer than those in the west, will account for more of China’s imports, which should total some $8 trillion over the next five years.“We hope the central and eastern European countries find their place in this volume and expand their presence on the huge Chinese market,” Li told an economic forum being held during the summit.Orban, who has closed off his country to most migration from outside Europe, especially Muslims, said Europe needed “strong allies” to confront the “historical challenges” it is faced with.“If Europe shuts itself in, it loses the possibility of growth,” Orban said. “We 16 have always been open and would always like to remain so. We always saw co-operation with China as a great opportunity.”Orban has been keen to pursue a policy of “Eastern Opening” for Hungary, looking to increase trade with Asia while portraying Western Europe as economically challenged and losing its global standing. His stance is seen as an effort to discredit criticism from the European Union that he is undermining democratic principles.“We see the Chinese president’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative as the new form of globalization which does not divide the world into teachers and students but is based on common respect and common advantages,” Orban said.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary, Robert Ogilvie and Duncan Cran schools were all locked down after a report of a person with a handgun.The report came in at 2:17 p.m. to the RCMP that witnesses had seen a male who may have been in possession of a handgun near North Peace Secondary School on 86 street.All available officers responded to the call and set up a containment area and quickly learned the possible suspect had departed in an unknown green SUV. The RCMP were able to contact a 23-year-old who turned himself into the Police. The RCMP believe the alleged handgun was an airsoft pistol.RCMP believe the public is not at risk regarding this incident.The investigation is still in its early stages so no further information will be released at this time.At first, North Peace Secondary School was placed under a hold and secure and quickly changed to a complete lockdown. Both Robert Ogilvie and Duncan Cran were also placed under a hold and secure. Students were allowed to leave all the schools at 3:15 Wednesday.
Chennai: The Madras High Court Monday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition from Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking to appear as party in person to argue her plea for six months ordinary leave in view of her daughter’s marriage.When her miscellaneous petition came up for hearing, a division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and Nirmal Kumar granted time till June 11 to the additional public prosecutor for filing a counter. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It also gave liberty to Nalini to approach the summer vacation court in case of any urgency for early hearing of her miscellaneous petition filed on her habeas corpus plea. A habeas corpus plea is a petition which is filed to ensure a person under arrest is brought before a court which will determine whether the detention is legal. In her plea, Nalini submitted that she has not availed any ordinary leave in the past over 27 years since she was lodged in the prison. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KNalini submitted that she had to make certain arrangements for the marriage of her daughter, Harithra alias Megra, who is presently residing with her grandparents in London. She has sought a direction to the government and the prison authorities to produce her before the court enabling her to present her case personally. Nalini was convicted in the case and sentenced to death. It was subsequently commuted to life term. Besides her, six others are serving life imprisonment in the case related to the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.
Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary (11) serves the ball during a match against Michigan Sept. 27 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team will be playing for more than a win when it takes the court against No. 20 Illinois.OSU (16-12, 4-12) is fighting for a berth in the NCAA Tournament this season, after dropping 10 of their last 12 matches.“Right now, we’re fighting to get into the tournament,” junior defensive specialist Alyssa Winner said.The Buckeyes are scheduled for a chance to better their ranking as they host two Big Ten opponents this weekend. OSU is set to play No. 20 Illinois at 7 p.m. Friday before welcoming Northwestern for an 8:30 p.m. match Saturday.“This weekend we need to win, period,” sophomore outside hitter Katie Mitchell said. “We need to come out with two wins, and we’re working really hard this week to get them.”OSU has experienced both positive and negative streaks so far this season. The Buckeyes started off with 13 straight wins, before losing two, winning one and then losing eight consecutive matches. Since then, OSU is 2-2, but still searching for a boost.Beyond looking to increase their chances at making the NCAA Tournament, the players will be aiming to honor three departing seniors on the squad as well.Seniors outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary, libero Davionna DiSalvatore and defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo, will be honored during Senior Night against Illinois.Sophomore middle blocker Andrea Kacsits said sending her teammates out on top would mean a lot.“A couple weeks ago, we decided we are absolutely playing for our seniors,” she said. “We don’t want their careers to be done. We love our team and we don’t want it to be over yet.“Ending on a positive note would be a positive for everybody.”Leary said her time has gone by “really fast,” but she is looking forward to facing the Illini and Wildcats.“We’ve had a good week of practice, so I’m excited to see what our team can do,” Leary said. “They’re two really big games for us and we just need to take one game at a time.”While Senior Night will have already passed, the three veterans are not scheduled to play their final home games until Nov. 27 when OSU hosts No. 2 Penn State. After taking on the Nittany Lions, the Buckeyes are scheduled to wrap up their 2013 regular season with a road match against Iowa Nov. 30.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen conceded a late penalty against Sevilla, but later made amends by saving it from Wissam Ben Yedder in injury-timeGoals from Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele had given Barcelona a 2-1 lead over Sevilla, after Pablo Sarabia’s ninth-minute opener, on Sunday’s Supercopa de España encounter.But the Catalan squad’s good work in Morocco appeared to have come undone when Ter Stegen conceded an injury-time penalty that could have forced the game into extra-time.However, the German made up for the error by saving Ben Yedder’s spot-kick to ensure that Barcelona got their season off to a winning start.And, speaking after the win, Ter Stegen revealed that he was never going to miss the penalty.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I think it’s a penalty, but I can’t move out of the way either,” said the 26-year-old, via Marca.“I’m happy to win this title, the important thing is to win.“We are a team that knows how to win and we must always prove that.”Barcelona will next begin the defence of their La Liga crown against Alaves next weekend.
The southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines. Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. Rocky Gilbert, with the Incident Command Team: “Our firefighters continue to focus on protecting the communities of Sterling, Kenai Keys, and Cooper Landing. On the west side of the fire we continue to have crews in the direct line between the fire and Skilak Lake Road.” There are currently 740 personnel working on the fire. The expected containment date is September 15. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for Friday at 6pm, at the Sterling Community Center. You can tune into KSRM 920AM to listen live. Original Post: Noon: The Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 162,179 acres and is now 27% complete. On the southwest corner of the fire, south of Sterling Highway, a portion of the line is now showing as complete. This means that fire managers feel safe that heat has been extinguished within 30-50′ of the fireline.Active fire behavior is expected to continue but an increase in cloud cover and humidity with potential rain, will begin to moderate fire activity. Expect to see group and individual tree torching, surface fire spread and backing fire. Winds ahead of incoming low will test containment lines on the north and west fire edge. The southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines. Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase. The small amount of rain forecast won’t put the fire out but it may reduced fire behavior. Fire Managers expect the road to continue to have pilot car escorts when its open and there is a possibility of long waits so be prepared with food and water.,The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. Sterling Highway Update: Noon: The Sterling Highway remained open throughout most of the morning with pilot car escorts between mile 71 and 40. There is a chance Friday’s expected wind could cause the fire and smoke to pick up.