State title hopes end with early exit as St. Bernard’s is upset by Mt. Shasta

first_imgEureka >> The St. Bernard’s Crusaders, the No. 3 seed heading into the first round of the NorCal Division 5 Championships on Wednesday, had their dreams of a state title abruptly end by the 14th-seeded Mt. Shasta Bears, 59-52 at St. Bernard’s Academy.“I think the difference was playing defense without fouling,” said an Mt. Shasta head coach Kirk Andrus following his team’s upset win. “It’s very challenging against these guys…when they go to the basket, they are very hard to stop without …last_img read more

Giants activate switch-pitching Venditte, take extra precautions after marathon win

first_imgCINCINNATI — For the first time in more than 20 years, a Giants player hit a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth before another launched a go-ahead home run in extra innings.Stephen Vogt’s first home run as a Giant tied Friday’s game at 11-11 before Evan Longoria hooked a high fly ball into the left field seats in the 11th in a historic, 12-11 come-from-behind win.Vogt and Longoria became the first Giants players to accomplish the feat since Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent did so in a …last_img read more

Mono for Android Open for Developer Testing

first_imgAccording to project head Miguel de Icaza, “all the embarrassing bugs” have now been fixed, and the platform is available for testing by anyone interested in doing so. On his personal blog, de Icaza noted that the project uses a library profile that is better suited for mobile devices. That means they removed features that are not necessary, he says, like the entire System.Configuration stack, just as Silverlight does.“In addition to bringing the core ECMA VM to Android,” ?wrote de Icaza. “We bound the entire set of Android Dalvik APIs to C# and in the process C#-ified them. This includes using C# properties for metadata (less XML config file messing around), exposing C# events, C# properties, strongly typed generic types where necessary, implicit conversions where needed, using the C# API style, IEnumerable where appropriate (to let you LINQ over your Dalvik, and we turn IIterable into IEnumerables for you).”Mono for Android also offers the following:The same OpenTK library popular among .NET developers on Windows, Linux, iPhone, allowing you to share the same OpenGL logic across platforms.Support for the full JIT (unlike iOS)Templates for C# (but other .NET compilers should work, if they reference MonoDroid’s libraries).Last, but certainly not least, MonoDroid is now supported on Mac OS X. Developers can get started with testing Mono for Android here. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Android#mobile#news Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Mono for Android, aka MonoDroid, has just launched its Android preview program. MonoDroid, for those unaware, is a development stack for using C# and core .NET APIs to develop Android-based applications. It will be a commercial product in the future, like Mono for iPhone (“MonoTouch”) is now. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perezlast_img read more

Anti-NRC shutdown affects life in Assam

first_imgA 12-hour shutdown imposed by the Rashtriya Bajrang Dal against a “faulty National Register of Citizens (NRC)” partially affected normal life in Assam on Friday. The shutdown, however, had no impact in Guwahati and a few other major towns. The police said there were no incidents of violence apart from the blockade of roads by mobs. Some members of the Bajrang Dal and affiliates were detained in eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh for allegedly trying to stop the screening of a newly-released Assamese film.The Assam unit of the Bajrang Dal accused the NRC authorities of deliberately coming out with an erroneous document containing the names of Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants. “NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela has legitimised lakhs of such immigrants despite many leaders including former Chief Minister Hiteswar Saikia and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju saying Assam has at least 50 lakh Bangladeshis,” a spokesperson of the unit asserted. It demanded the reupdating of the NRC based on 1951 as the cut-off date, granting of citizenship to the Hindu refugees and their rehabilitation in various States and inclusion of the names of excluded indigenous people in the NRC.Tribunal hurdleSantanu Bharali, legal advisor to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, said the State government was finding it tough to make the 200 new Foreigners’ Tribunals operational as the NRC authorities had not shared district-wise numbers of the excluded people.“The government is ready to start the tribunals, but we are waiting for the data on district-wise exclusions,” he said, adding that the NRC authorities would have to put in place a security regime as in the case of Aadhaar before sharing the data. Leaders of the Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha on Friday met Assam Home Commissioner Ashutosh Agnihotri and requested that the government provide relief to more than 20,000 Gurkha doubtful (D) voters excluded from the final NRC. Along with their dependents, the number of excluded Gurkhas is more than 1 lakh, the organisation said. “The Ministry of Home Affairs in October 2018 said the Gurkhas cannot be tried in Foreigners’ Tribunals,” said community leader Nanda Kirati Dewan. “But members of the community have nevertheless been tried in the tribunals, made D-voters and struck off the NRC. The government has to get out of its complacency and move the court,” he added.last_img read more