Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Health lecture on “Colo-rectal Cancer and the Importance of Screening,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. “Zorro” discussion group will meet, 2:30 p.m. in the Library Public Gallery at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3362. Relay for Life team captain meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Adult Health Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Call Laura Scott at (661) 296-0081. Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Open auditions for “Meshuggah-Nuns!,” 7-9 p.m. at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2700. Evening of Remembrance, 7:15-8:30 p.m. in the Youth Grove at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Tess Simgen at (661) 255-4956. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY SCV Historical Society board of directors will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Saugus Train Staion at Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Zorro” discussion, noon in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-2489. SCV Macintosh User’s Group will meet, 7 p.m. at Rogers Systems, 25030 W. Avenue Tibbetts, Valencia. Call (661) 250-4149. Lions Club-Castaic will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org.
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The international journalists will get to visit iThemba Labs and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and join a video conference with the team heading up the Square Kilometre Array programme.Johannesburg, 17 March 2015 – Brand South Africa will host journalists from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, China and the United Kingdom from Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 March 2015 in Johannesburg during which media will be exposed to South Africa’s competitive advantages in a variety of areas.This media tour provides Brand South Africa with an excellent opportunity to showcase South Africa’s competitiveness as well as the relevant policy actions around South Africa’s implementation of the National Development Plan.Journalists from Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana were selected since Brand South Africa conducted primary research in these countries in 2014. The visit to South Africa by these journalists – as well as those from the UK and China – will give them an opportunity to experience South Africa for themselves.The visiting journalists will be hosted by various stakeholders for a series of engagements aimed at profiling the competitiveness of our country in a range of areas – including culture and heritage, the diversity of our cities and science, technology and innovation. Engagements will include a visit to the CSIR, iThemba Labs, a video conference with the team heading up the SKA programme and interaction with South African corporates during a Brand South Africa hosted networking session with the Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. The journalists will also visit Soweto, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and experience Johannesburg on an inner city tourFollow the activities during the media tour on @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA.Note to editorsAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official reputation management agency of South Africa internationally and locally. The organisation is mandated to build the county’s reputation, by contributing to the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) and contribute to improving South Africa’s global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Boitumelo MpeteCommunications Officer Domestic: Brand South AfricaTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 358 9047Email: [email protected]
Tags:#Android#apps#Microsoft#mobile#news What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Novell has announced the general availability of Mono for Android today, the solution that lets developers use Windows technologies like C# and .NET to build Android applications. We previously reported on Mono for Android’s launch in January of this year, when the preview program opened up for testing after the biggest bugs had been fixed.Now, Novell is licensing the platform commercially, starting at $399 per developer per year.Mono for Android complements Novell’s MonoTouch project, released in 2009, which allows developers to build apps for Apple iOS devices using the same programming languages – C# and .NET. Developers using both platforms can now save time by sharing code between iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch, Android (phones and tablets), plus of course, Windows Phone 7, Windows PCs and Windows Servers.Included with Mono for Android is the core Mono runtime, bindings for native Android APIs, a Visual Studio 2010 plugin and an SDK (software development kit) containing the tools developers need to build, debug and deploy their apps. Plus, with an included add-in, MonoDevelop users can develop on OS X. (MonoDevelop is an open source C# and .NET development environment for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows).In addition to the $399 Professional Edition license, an Enterprise Edition is also available for $999 per year, which includes enterprise deployments, maintenance and updates. There’s also a five-developer Enterprise license which is $3,999 per year. Existing MonoTouch users can take 50% off their purchase of Mono for Android for a limited time, says Novell.You can learn more about Mono for Android here, check out the installation guide, tutorials, the API, the API Design, Mono for Android’s architecture and the list of class libraries that are part of Mono for Android.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming more frequently recognized and may be occurring more often. It may result from repetitive motion or the use of devices like computer keyboards. It affects the median nerve, the nerve that supplies feeling and movement to the thumb and “thumb-side” of the hand.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ajax defender Blind on Chelsea defeat: It was a 0-0 gameby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Daley Blind says they have themselves to blame for defeat to Chelsea.Chelsea won the Champions League tie 1-0 thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s goal. “We were sloppy at times and we can blame ourselves for that, we have to improve that,” Blind told Ajax TV. “Normally we are stronger than that, but not today. We sometimes know it. If someone plays a bad ball, he does not do it on purpose. We want to do it as well as possible, but sometimes this type of competition is tough. “Then it comes to a struggle and we certainly did, we didn’t make it easy for them. They’re just a top team.”He added: “It was a 0-0 match, both teams didn’t really create great opportunities in the second half. I think that would have been more appropriate.”
Twitter/@NunesMagicianOn Monday, Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle announced that head coach Scott Shafer would not be retained after the season finale, after starting the 2015 season at 3-8 after a 3-9 2014. Shafer stayed on to coach the team’s final game of the season against Boston College, and pulled out a victory with a last second Cole Murphy field goal to win 20-17. After the game, Syracuse players picked a very emotional Shafer up, and paraded him around the field.Shafer did not have the most successful tenure at Syracuse, but he is extremely close with his players. It is good to see him go out on top.
Udoka AzubuikeUdoka Azubuike, a four-star center in the 2016 class, has committed to Kansas. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound Nigeria native is ranked the No. 3 player at his position and the No. 28 player in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. He announced his commitment on ESPNU, picking the Jayhawks over North Carolina and Florida State, among other programs. Five-star Udoka Azubuike announces for Kansas.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) January 28, 2016With Azubuike’s commitment, Kansas now has two commitments in the 2016 class.
The Golden State Warriors and their fans are (rightly) focused on celebrating a championship right now. But with their 105-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, the Warriors put the finishing touches on a run that was no ordinary title-winning season. The Warriors’ 2014-15 campaign should go down as one of the greatest single seasons in league history.Golden State’s journey started with the unrealized potential of previous years. The 2013 team overachieved under second-year head coach Mark Jackson, but an ousting in the first round of the 2014 playoffs and a lack of harmony between Jackson and management sent Golden State looking for new leadership going into this season. After Steve Kerr spurned the New York Knicks1In retrospect, an outstanding decision! to take the Warriors coaching job and the smoke cleared on the rest of the offseason’s transactions, our numbers said the Warriors had the most talented team in basketball.But our crystal ball didn’t foresee how dominant the Warriors would be. During the regular season, Golden State crushed their competition in a way that hadn’t been seen since the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls. Golden State won 67 games, tied for the sixth-most in league history, and its schedule-adjusted points-per-game margin (as measured by Basketball-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System, also known as SRS) ranked seventh all-time. The team became just the fourth in NBA history to outperform the league average by 6 points of efficiency on one side of the ball — in the Warriors’ case, offense — and by 4 points on the other. Moreover, the team’s Elo rating at the end of the regular season was second only to that of the record-setting 1996 Bulls.After those 67 wins, though, there were lingering concerns about Golden State’s ability to win in the postseason.Unlike other dominating squads from the past, the Warriors were relative greenhorns on the postseason stage — in a sport in which playoff experience does seem to have a tangible effect. Their 288 dynasty points2A measure of playoff experience. over the preceding five seasons3Leading up to 2015. were the fewest ever by a team with an SRS of +8 or better and tied the 2014 Clippers for the second-fewest by a +6.5 SRS team. Out of the 95 historical teams with anywhere near as much regular-season success as the Warriors had in 2014-15, Golden State owned (at best) the fourth-worst postseason pedigree over the half-decade beforehand.Relatedly, while the Warriors dominated our power ratings all season long, their talent level was less proven than that of their stronger peers atop the all-time SRS list. For instance, while the aggregated multiyear Statistical Plus/Minus talent projection was an absurd +10.9 for members of the 1996 Bulls, +10.4 for the 1997 Bulls and +9.2 for the 1992 Bulls, Golden State’s +7.5 rating was more akin to the 2009 Cavaliers’ +7.1 mark. Simply put, the Warriors hadn’t been good enough for long enough to generate a higher talent rating, which might also suggest the potential for postseason regression.Not to mention that the Warriors also played a fast-paced, 3-point heavy style that traditionalists were still not convinced could win an NBA championship. While there’s little evidence that such a team is more prone to slumps, no team that led the league in pace had won a title since the 1972 Lakers, and no team had ever won after using more than 29 percent of their field-goal attempts on 3-pointers. The NBA’s conventional wisdom was that those types of teams couldn’t win a title because their supposedly gimmicky strengths would surely abandon them when the pressure was on.The Warriors hopefully put those myths to rest with a championship run that counts among the best of the past three decades. It wasn’t without its moments of concern. Golden State trailed 2 games to 1 against both Memphis and Cleveland. But on the whole, the Warriors’ postseason performance ranks eighth among champions since 1984 after accounting for their scoring margin, the SRS ratings of their opponents and the location and leverage index of each game:If we don’t adjust for leverage and therefore have the ability to measure playoff SRS going back to 1950, Golden State’s 2015 title run ranks 16th among all 66 NBA champions in that span. By that measure, the Warriors might not pass the 1971 Bucks or 1996 Bulls — both of whom followed up the two best regular seasons of all time by SRS with two of the three best playoff runs ever4The other belongs to the inconsistent 2001 Lakers. — on the list of best single-season teams ever, and it might even open up the door for the 1986 Celtics to slip ahead of them on the basis of a superior postseason performance.(Although, it’s worth noting that Golden State wrapped up the playoffs with the second-highest Elo rating on record and that they played in a league with nearly twice as many teams as Milwaukee did in 1971. But I digress.)Half the fun of these GOAT arguments is splitting hairs with different stats, but the most important thing to realize is that these Warriors firmly belong in that conversation. This might be the start of something even bigger for the franchise, or it could be a stand-alone championship. But for at least one season, we just witnessed a team that could legitimately be compared to Jordan’s Bulls, with hardly any hyperbole necessary.For fans of basketball history on this championship morning-after, that’s worth appreciating and celebrating.
Tonight’s NFC North showdown between Minnesota (2-2) and Chicago (1-3) will mark a potentially historic moment for the Bears as quarterback-of-the-future Mitch Trubisky will officially take the reins of the reeling franchise. But how much can we expect from the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft? Watch the video above to find out.
Members of Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrate a point scored against No. 2 Penn State on Oct. 6, 2017. The Buckeyes lost 3-2. Credit: Rebecca Farage | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team had three tigers to tackle this past weekend as they faced the Princeton, Towson and Missouri Tigers. The Buckeyes defeated all three, recording three wins at the Towson Invitational on Friday and Saturday to bring their record to 8-1. Ohio State swept both Princeton (25-23, 25-20, 25-16) and Towson (25-23, 25-22, 25-18), bringing the team to four sweeps this season. The Buckeyes beat Missouri in four sets (21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20) on Saturday.Freshman outside hitter Mia Grunze hit .407 against Towson and maintained 12 kills for every match this weekend. Sophomore setter Becca Mauer knocked out 39 assists against Towson. Mauer played a key role in setting up the offense throughout the weekend with 10.86 assists/set. Sophomore defensive specialist Hannah Gruensfelder had 21 digs against Towson while sophomore middle blocker Lauren Witte tallied four block assists. Freshman opposite hitter Vanja Bukilic had a .311 hitting percentage and averaged 4.00 kills per set on Saturday.Many personal records were hit during the Missouri match. Witte (13), Bukilic (13), Grunze (12) and redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jordan Fry (11) reached double figures in kills for the first time this season. The freshmen carried the team offensively against Princeton as they accounted for 59 percent of Ohio State kills. with Bukillic (12) and Grunze (11) each recording double-digit kills.Ohio State will be on the road again on Sept. 14 and 15 when the team heads to Dayton for the Flyer Invitational to face the Flyers, Evansville and Tennessee.