SF Mission Graduates Receive Surprise Scholarship Through Community Fundraiser

first_img 0% Four graduating seniors at John O’Connell High School were surprised to find out during their May 25 graduation ceremony that they had been chosen as the recipients of a scholarship totaling $10,000.The money came from local business and community institutions and was part of a fundraising effort on behalf of the Mission Promise Neighborhood, a citywide community partnership that supports children and families living and working in the Mission District. It was distributed among the recipients according to need.“I had no idea that they chose me, I was about to cry up there,” said 17-year-old Karen Guzman. “This money really means a lot to me — so many other people applied for it, I didn’t think I would get it.”Guzman has plans of attending Holy Names University in Oakland, where she will be studying Human Communications and Business. For some of the other recipients of the scholarship, the money could be the deciding factor in whether or not they will be enrolling in college this year. Tags: high school • john o’connell high school • meda Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img “Honestly, without the scholarship, I wouldn’t be able to go to college,” said John O’Connell graduate Anahi Velazquez, adding that she will be enrolling in San Francisco State University’s nursing program in the Fall. “The tuition is almost $7,000 at SF State. This is a huge relief for me because its  paying for [a large part of] my tuition.”For Ivonne Villanueva, the Mission Promise Neighborhood scholarship was the first she has received, and will enable to her to focus on her schoolwork during her first year of college.“I was planning on working two jobs, so this really helps me,” she said.Amelia Martinez, Mission Promise Neighborhood’s Family Success Coach Manager,  coordinated the scholarships and said that the money was raised in less than two months. Local businesses and community members were enlisted in the fundraising effort, and Martinez said she was surprised when the organization exceeded its first goal.“We ended up asking our friends, people in the community, and held fundraisers at local businesses like Cease & Desist and Cha Cha Cha,” said Martinez. San Francisco Board of Education President Matt Haney acted as a bartender to help get the necessary money raised, she said. The community effort was so successful that Martinez applied for a grant with the First Republic Bank that rounded the available scholarship fund to $10,000. “At the end of the day, we raised more than our goal and were able to give out four scholarships.”“[Mission Promise Neighborhood] is about collaboration and the community coming together and supporting [its members] all the way,” said Martinez. “This effort was a true example of that.”John O’Connell Counselor Amy Abero assisted Martinez in choosing the students from dozens of applicants — all of whom were deserving of the money, she said.“It was a difficult decision because I honestly felt that all of the students who applied should receive a scholarship, but the money was limited,” said Abero. “We looked at kids who worked really hard and were just short of having the money to cover their tuitions, and AB540 [undocumented] students who we knew needed more help.”Photo by Lola M. ChavezThe high school’s principal, Mark Alvarado, praised the effort in terms of providing additional opportunity for some his disadvantaged students. Altogether, the school’s 2016 graduating class has received $250,000 in scholarships — but not all of the 70 seniors that graduated on Wednesday have equal access to applying for free college tuition.Alvarado said that the school’s student body is more than 55 percent Latino and that some are undocumented students who are limited in applying for tuition assistance because of their status.“It’s really about ensuring that all of the students have opportunities for scholarships, including students going into four-year universities as well as City College and those who are going right into the workforce,” said Alvarado. “Are we covering all of our students and is the level of support there for all of them?”Patricia Barraza, John O’Connell’s After School program coordinator, also had a hand in the decision making, and broke down in tears as she recounted the scholarship students’ application stories, some of which she has witnessed personally over the past four years.“These kids are from the Mission and have each had their own experiences that shaped them,” said Barraza. One of the four scholarship recipients, Elwood Mac Murray, experienced tragedy when his 14-year-old cousin, Sacred Heart Preparatory student Rashawn Williams, was stabbed by a classmate in front of a Mission District grocery store in 2014.“There’s violence in this community, there are ICE raids, there are families that are being evicted. To remain focused on school throughout all of this is truly incredible and deserving [of this scholarship],” said Barraza. last_img read more

LOUIE McCarthyScarsbrook says matches against the

first_imgLOUIE McCarthy-Scarsbrook says matches against the Broncos are always the ones he looks out for at the beginning of the season.Since joining the Club in 2011, ‘LMS’ has been one of Saints most consistent performers and is anticipating another big end to the campaign – starting tonight with a game against his former employers.“I can’t wait to play them,” he said. “I always look for games against London; they are the games I look forward to.“A couple of the old boys are still there and I will say hello to them. I might even pop to the hotel the night before and see if they want a chat.“They’ve picked up some form in the last few weeks and Tony Rea has made a big difference. But I always knew they were a good team when all their players are fit and on the field.“Tony gave me my debut and got me started on the road of rugby league and I am grateful for that as I am up here playing for one of the best clubs in the world. I owe him a lot; he got me on the path.”Louie played 97 times for Quins but ultimately there’s no room for sentiment.“We’re coming into this game on the back of a good win,” he added. “We had two bad losses and we weren’t happy with that. The mood was terrible but now we are upbeat and thinking ahead.“We have London, Wigan and then into the Playoffs. The intensity will jump them and the boys are raring to go.“We haven’t peaked yet; we are grinding at the stone. But come the end of the season we will be there.”Tickets for tonight’s game will be on sale right up until kick off from the Ticket Office. You can also use the cash turnstiles in the North and East Stands. You can also renew your season tickets at the Ticket Office too.last_img read more

SUPER League General Manager has spoken of his del

first_imgSUPER League General Manager has spoken of his delight at the SOLD OUT signs going up at Langtree Park for the World Club Challenge game against the Bunnies.“I’m delighted to hear that the St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs game has sold out three weeks before the game kicks off,” he said. “This shows how much excitement surrounds the World Club Series with fans snapping up tickets early for this match in record time.“It’s clear that fans can’t wait to see Super League take on the NRL, and watch our best players match-up against stars like Greg Inglis, Benji Marshall, Sam Thaiday and Gareth Widdop.“Tickets for the remaining two matches are selling fast and we would love to see three packed crowds cheering on our Super League clubs as they battle three great NRL teams.”last_img read more

Pastor reflects on Billy Grahams impact on people

first_img “As he spoke and just think of the millions and millions and millions of people that he was able to speak with and the consistency of his message, I think which was just surrounded by love for people was just amazing. It just was evident. You could feel it in the air. It was palpable,” Holt said.Holt said Graham’s impact went beyond his crusades and he’s noticed many people sharing how Graham changed their lives. Holt says Billy Graham is achieving one thing Christians always desired to be with God in the end. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The mark Billy Graham left on people in the Cape Fear is unimaginable. For some pastors in the area, it’s hard to imagine a world without the man some call “America’s Pastor.”Dave Holt is a pastor with Mission Wilmington. Holt says Graham was a huge influence on him and the work he does. He said he’s never seen someone with the same kind of influence on Christianity and society like Graham. He remembers hearing Graham in Boone years ago and says his words just had an affect on him and others who were there.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Oak Island looking for police fire volunteers Beach Ambassadors

first_img The town also says it needs Beach Ambassadors, who help explain the beach rules to visitors.If you are interested in helping out in one of these areas or in some other way, you can fill out the town’s Volunteer Application by clicking here. Applications are also available at the front desk of Town Hall or by contacting Rose Braam, Admin Support Specialist, at (910) 201-8015 or rbraam@ci.oak-island.nc.us.Background checks are required. OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Retired and looking for something to pass the time, maybe even at the beach? Oak Island is looking for volunteers to help the police and fire departments and serve as Beach Ambassadors.In a news release, the town says it is interested in retired police officers to serve as police volunteers to help enforce parking regulations and retired firefighters to drive a truck in parades or work community events.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Closing arguments wrap up in Whiteville police officer trial one charge dismissed

first_img After the state rested its case, Herring’s attorney motioned to dismiss all charges, saying Herring was doing his job and Juwarn Britt was interfering with justice.Herring’s attorney accused Britt of selective amnesia and said his testimony is not credible, that he simply ‘wants to get rid of the officer who brought him to justice.’On December 17, 2015, Herring and another officer arrested Britt. While Britt was handcuffed in the back of the patrol car, Herring allegedly hit him after an argument escalated. Herring is also accused of taking off his police badge and throwing it against the windshield hard enough to damage the windshield.Related Article: WPD seeks Leland man who crashed into downtown signThe SBI investigated and a grand jury indicted Herring, who is currently on administrative leave.In court, Herring’s attorney admitted Herring did throw the badge but it was because he was aggravated. He said Herring should only get a reprimanded for throwing the badge.The prosecution said Britt was vulnerable, in handcuffs and seatbelted in. She said Herring threw the badge and in reality, no one would indict an officer of the law for dealing with someone who is mouthy, but ‘to remove his badge, what is his intention?’Herring was charged with simple assault, willful failure to discharge duties, and obstruction of justice. After closing arguments, the judge took a break and left the courtroom.When he returned, he eventually dismissed the obstruction of justice charge.This is a bench trial, which means there is no jury.Court resumes tomorrow. Ofc. Aaron Herring walks into court on April 19, 2018 (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The fate of whether a Whiteville Police Sergeant broke the law during an arrest in 2015 is now in the hands of a judge, who dismissed one of the charges.Closing arguments took place late this afternoon in the trial of Aaron Herring.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Gov Cooper talks about possible coal ash leak

first_img The dam surrounding Duke Energy’s Sutton Plant has breached. Floodwaters from Cape Fear River ran into a nearby lake and now, there’s a fear coal ash is spilling back into the river on its south side.“We don’t know the seriousness of the breach or how much, if there’s a dangerous amount in there. We don’t know. They’re working to get there and making sure it’s safe for their crews to get in there, but I know the secretary is working on that,” Cooper said.Friday, Duke Energy employees were evacuated and the natural gas plant has been shut down until further notice.Related Article: McCrae Dowless won’t testify in hearing on disputed congressional raceCape Fear River a source for drinking water. If coal ash is consumed, it can cause serious health problems.“It’s important right now that we make sure people have enough clean water to drink as we’re dealing with emergency situations,” Cooper said.Gov. Cooper says there are a lot of areas of concern regarding coal ash and that the rules need to be revamped.Addressing those issues he says, is another challenge that his administration is on top of.“I think one way to deal with this is to rely more on renewable energy. I think our investment in solar and wind should be strengthened, particularly as we see what has happened,” Cooper said. Cape Fear River (Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WWAY)- Gov. Roy Cooper is paying attention to the possibility of coal ash being leaked into the Cape Fear River.“It is deeply concerning. Our Department of Environmental Quality is on it,” Cooper said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

RESIDE Disaster Relief Shelter holds ribbon cutting ceremony

first_img Ironically, Hurricane Florence delayed the debut of the shelter which was designed for post-hurricane relief.With the help of many volunteers and organizations, they hosted the ribbon cutting Friday afternoon.“The project is designed to be a shelter that can be donated for post-hurricane relief,” Charlotte Townes said. “So the aspects that we featured are that it’s affordable, it ships easily on pallets, it’s essentially a roof over your head to keep the rain out and it’s a floor to sleep on.”Related Article: County residents encouraged to get storm debris curbside by MondayThe shelter will be used as a garden shed and produce stand for the community. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a debut that’s been a long time coming. The RESIDE Disaster Relief Shelter has been unveiled at a community garden in Wilmington.The shelter, located on 4th and Castle streets, was originally supposed to be displayed in downtown Wilmington for parking day in September 2018.- Advertisement – last_img read more

NHSO Man arrested for robbing area Walgreens pharmacy

first_imgCasey Graham Futch (Photo NHSO) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man they say robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint.It happened Tuesday afternoon at the Walgreens at North College Road and Kerr Avenue in Murrayville.- Advertisement – According to the sheriff’s office, 42-year-old Casey Graham Futch went to the pharmacy counter and demanded drugs. After he reportedly threatened the use of a gun, he was given two bottles.Deputies say he walked away from the scene.Futch was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.Related Article: Men accused of failing to do construction jobs after paidHe is in the New Hanover County jail under a $250,000 bond.last_img

A difficult year full of extraordinary hurdles – Busuttil on the Panama

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Partit Nazzjonlista MP Simon Busuttil expressed relief that there are still Maltese who are ready to fight for truth and justice. In a reaction to the judgement handed down by Magistrate Doreen Clarke who said that there was enough evidence for Minister Konrad Mizzi and OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri t be investigated for criminal offences related to the Panama Papers scandal, Busuttil said that this was a small chink of light that justice in Malta may yet prevail. He described the past three years as ‘difficult’ and said that the obstacles and legal traps laid out by Mizzi and Schembri had been nothing short of ‘extraordinary’. “Today we have made a first step” said a visibly relieved Busuttil, adding that he had no doubt that the story would not end there.A 77 page List of evidenceNewsbook.com.mt observed to Busuttil that past magisterial inquiries have as yet drawn blanks. Busuttil retorted that this is indeed a concern “ Nothing happened because those running the country are not letting justice run its proper and free course” he said. He added that it should have been Mizzi and Schembri who should have been insisting on legal proceedings to clear their names, and this should have been done 3 years ago. Busuttil said that the original document which had been presented to court had contained a list of evidence of over 77 pages in length. Read Also: Magistrate announces inquiry into Panama Papers – Repubblika                  Panama Papers: Mizzi is using every tactic to limit inquiry – BusuttilWhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

PC Tech Awards Ugandas Top 5 Websites of 2012

first_imgAdvertisement It’s that time of the year again. Over the next four weeks, PC Tech Awards will look at this year’s most outstanding performers in the Technology industry. The Top 5 Websites of 2012 is the first in a series that’s going to rank just about everything that matters in our editorial line.Based on design, content and usability, here are Uganda’s best 5 websites this year!#1. New Vision (www.newvision.co.ug) Category: News, Local Content – Advertisement – Twelve months ago, the website of “Uganda’s leading daily” was voted the worst website in the country. New Vision had attempted to overhaul a site they had had for over 10 years, reportedly spending big in the process. The ads they run ensured people held their breath in anticipation of the new face of what was, until that point their favourite website.When it was finally unveiled, the website on a black background completely failed to live up to its billing, and the company was soon criticised over, among other things, the decision to hire a foreign firm. While the initial response was that of defiance, the company has since proved that the criticism was taken into consideration.Mid year, they quietly unveiled a more improved version and have been further improving it since. While last year’s glitch cost them the top spot in the country’s traffic rankings, there’s no doubt that New Vision will soon regain that position. At this rate, anyway.#2. UGO (www.ugo.co.ug) Category: Web PortalsLaunched 15 months ago, Uganda Goes Online promised to be the leader of Uganda’s internet revolution, committing teams on the ground to sensitize organizations and individuals to the need to embrace online media.“Everyone will remember that we are the ones who started the revolution. That’s what’s important,” said founder, Boaz Shani in an Interview with PC Tech Magazine soon after they launched. He had been asked how the company was benefiting from “doing everything for free”.While the first edition of the website didn’t impress that much, the company soon after re-launched a version that has helped it stay in the top 5 local websites by traffic all year.#3. BigEye (www.bigeye.ug) Category: News, EntertainmentThe bigeye.ug domain name was registered on April 19th, 2012. Usually, websites less than a year old don’t get to make the cut for such lists. But this is unusual. This spot was, for a long time, occupied by hipipo.com.“We are simply Africa’s number one entertainment website with a bigger focus on the Ugandan music and entertainment industry which was rated as one of the fastest growing industries,” reads a line from their About page.Of course, they’re not Africa’s Number One entertainment website. But a growth such as theirs – number 3 in Alexa rankings for some time – and over 10,000 Facebook fans in under 6 months is definitely remarkable. At least by Ugandan standards.#4. State House, Uganda (www.statehouse.go.ug) Category: GovernmentThe government of Uganda is not known for having the best looking websites, let alone the most up-to-date ones. But this is different. In addition to the sleekness of its design, the last update was made less than 48hours ago, and the ones before that were made at even shorter time intervals.In this area, at least, they’re leading by example!#5. Bell Lager (www.belllager.ug) Category: CorporateThis website has a very sleek design. That has been a big contribution to its appearance on this list. Like most top sites in Uganda, BellLager.ug is less than a year old.We, however, did not understand why the website has a huge notice that reads “YOU MUST BE 18 YRS AND ABOVE TO ENTER”. We thought kids under 18 may need to know about the Bell Super League – Uganda’s top-flight football league.[divider]Just missed the cut (in no particular order).1. Urban Legend Kampala 2. Red Pepper 3. Meka.ugYou think we missed something? You can contribute to this list by commenting below. We’re compiling a bigger list of the Top 100 sites.last_img read more

Twitter acquisition move hints at music service

first_imgAdvertisement Micro-blogging site Twitter is rumoured to be launching a new music service after buying the music discovery site We Are Hunted.We Are Hunted confirmed the deal, adding “there’s no question that Twitter and music go well together” – and said it was shutting down.The hashtag #music is also featured on the newly-launched music.twitter.com. – Advertisement – Reports suggest the new service will offer personalised recommendations on music through its own dedicated app.US celebrity host Ryan Seacrest confirmed the existence of Twitter’s new app on Thursday via a tweet: “playing with @twitter’s new music app (yes it’s real!)… there’s a serious dance party happening at idol right now”.The music app could be announced as soon as Friday.The We Are Hunted acquisition actually happened in 2012, according to reports, suggesting that the music service has long been in the works.In seven years, Twitter has accumulated 200 million users worldwide, who now send an average of 400 million short messages – or tweets – every day.Twitter’s latest move comes as music streaming – where the songs are hosted on servers by companies such as Spotify rather than bought and kept on consumers’ computers – has taken off amid a boom in digital downloading.The streaming market is now worth £49m to record labels in the UK, the trade body BPI has said.It comes as iPhone-maker Apple is reported to have agreed a deal with the biggest music label Universal to create an internet radio service similar to Pandora using its iTunes platform.Credit: BBClast_img read more

Nokia releases Asha software development kit

first_imgAdvertisement Nokia has released the first version of a software development kit for the Asha 501, aimed at increasing the number of applications available on the device.Nokia recently added more attractive applications for the device including maps for the 501, while LinkedIn has also been introduced to the Nokia Remote Device Access Service that will enable developers test their apps.“Our SDK team has been hard at work and is now pleased to deliver the full release of the Nokia Asha SDK 1.0 for developers looking to create Java apps for the Nokia Asha 501 — the latest smartphone sensation from Nokia, ” read a statement on the Nokia blog. – Advertisement – The Finnish manufacturer has added 47 languages including Arabic, Chinese, Hindu, Russian and Spanish, with the SDK emulator now in hand to enable developers test localised apps for target markets.The SDK also comes with the Tantalum Library that will allow developers to undertake advanced functional programming and create a responsive interface for the user and cross-platform background engines.With new apps, Nokia hopes it can increase its sales from the 4.3 million units it sold in the second quarter of 2013 and fight competition from Chinese manufactured phones mostly running on the Android platform.“As you might expect, the full release also brings a host of minor improvements that deliver improved reliability and usability to the SDK. The latest versions of the LWUIT and HERE Maps APIs are also included in this release,” the blog reports.Credit: Humanipolast_img read more

The internet has found Adele and her flip phone from the past

first_imgAdele singing “Hello” and attempting to communicate with her past and a man she’d treated very badly. Advertisement Is it her you’re looking for?It seems that many of you have simultaneously found her.After a hiatus that seemed to leave us wanting to just find someone like her, British singer Adele slipped onto the Web’s tubes on Friday with a song, a video and an impact that captivated huge numbers. In its first 24 hours, it amassed some 25 million YouTube views. – Advertisement – This included those who adore (or not) flip phones. The video, you see, features Adele singing “Hello” (not the Lionel Richie song) and attempting to communicate with her past and a man she’d treated very badly, at least I think that’s what it’s about.Her preferred method of communication is the phone that seems today only charming because it might be harder for authorities and nefarious types to intercept its messages.Naturally, the Twitterati immediately leaped upon this choice. “When you haven’t released an album for a while and can’t afford to upgrade your phone yet,” a user called No Filter Guy offered.This was accompanied by two Adele flip phones shots.But why the flip phone? Is she describing a relationship from a time gone by, when phones were rudimentary and love was far simpler than today?Not quite. This was an artistic choice.“The real explanation is that I never like filming modern phones or cars,” Xavier Dolan, the director if the video, told the LA Times. “They’re so implanted in our lives that when you see them in movies you’re reminded you’re in reality.”You’ve been feeling that yourself for a long time, haven’t you? You just haven’t been able to articulate it.“If you see an iPhone or a Toyota in a movie, they’re anti-narrative, they take you out of the story,” explained Dolan, a 26-year-old from Canada. “If I put an iPhone or a modern car in a movie, it feels like I’m making a commercial.”[related-posts]There might be one or two sticklerish critics who will suggest that by inserting a flip phone you’re communicating nostalgia for a purer world.But some will look at this video and kiss their iPhones for saving them from such limited, imperfect and personally painful communication as was served up by flip phones (and this video).The video also features a phone booth. A real, old-style British phone booth. (Or phone box, as Brits would have it.)“It says she is stranded in nature, which has regained its rights,” Dolan said. “It’s an element of the past. It’s much more important than the flip-flop and trying to identify whether it’s Samsung or an AE9 or whatever.”Is nature more important than our phones? Is the past more important than the present? Are past phones signifiers of loss, where today’s phones are signifiers that we can never get lost and always be found?These and many more philosophical thoughts will rebound around hearts and brains of all ages, as this song and video embeds itself in Web (and therefore human) life.Which leaves us with one last artistic thought: What if Apple decided to release a modern flip phone?[CNET]last_img read more

iPhone 6 Plus catches fire in mans pocket

first_imgThe iPhone 6 Plus catch fire. Image Credit: Daily Read List Advertisement An Atlanta man literally had his “pants on fire” when the iPhone 6 Plus inside his pocket caught fire.The accident occurred the afternoon of Dec. 1 while the man, Rocky, was loading up his vehicle at the Home Depot parking lot. Suddenly, he felt a burning sensation and noticed smoke emerging from the front pocket of his pants.He reacted quickly and stripped off his pants, that’s when he realized the iPhone 6 Plus was on fire. As he turned his head away, he could only hope that the phone would not explode. – Advertisement – “It burned pretty much my whole front pocket, burned my boxers, started to burn my leg, but I had moved it away in time so it wouldn’t burn me,” said Rocky.[related-posts]Luckily, he escaped from his pants with no serious injury and emerged unscathed, barring the embarrassment of being almost half-naked in a public place. It is humiliating having to take off your pants in a parking lot, after all.Further investigation into what caused the iPhone 6 Plus bursting into flames led to the discovery that the device was refurbished and sold by a third-party to his carrier.Whether the network operator advertised the handset as a new unit or refurbished at the time of purchase is unclear. Interestingly, Rocky does not want to sue anybody for the incident and merely wants an apology. The refurbishing company already sent Rocky a replacement unit.So what causes smartphones to combust, you wonder? Usually, it is an unstable and faulty battery. Apart from physical deformity, one way to damage batteries is by using third-party and low-quality chargers.Apple is reportedly looking into the matter and investigating what may have caused the iPhone 6 Plus to catch fire.[TECH TIMES]last_img read more

Google is developing Fuchsia OS to replace Chrome OS and Android

first_imgAdvertisement Google is thought to be working on a replacement for its Linux-based Android and ChromeOS operating systems, after an advanced-stage project called Fuchsia was spotted on the Github open source code repository.There has been no official announcement around Fuchsia so far, but three operating system specialists are working on it and have so far committed a range of components to Github.Five of those working on Fuschia – Adam Barth, Brian Swetland, Travis Geiselbrecht, Petr Hosek (who made the intial commit to Github) and Eric Holland are all presently engineers at Google. – Advertisement – Barth, Swetland and Geiselbrecht have in the past worked on a range of operating systems that including Palm and Hewlett-Packard’s webOS, and BeOS that was once destined to compete against MacOS and Windows.Although the initial commit to Github was made in June this year, copyright notices in the source code license suggest the project may have gestated in 2008.Fuchsia currently has two related kernels: Magenta and LK (Little Kernel). Whereas Magenta is aimed at modern smartphones and computers with fast processors and plenty of memory, as well as peripherals, LK is a stripped-down version that is designed for small, embedded systems.Based on the Github repository and Barth’s presentations, Fuchsia could use the open source Flutter high-performance user interface framework with Mojo as the interprocess communications layer and application runtime.Dart, a programming language developed by Google, is used to Flutter code apps, with a rendering engine named Escher taking care of graphics effects, using the OpenGL and Vulkan application programming interfaces.A range of userland tools for the operating system, including compilers, codecs and emulators have also been ported to Fuchsia. Support for Raspberry PI3 is currently being worked on.Fuchsia and its associated components can be built for Intel x86-64 and ARM AArch64 processor architectures, using the Ubuntu Linux distribution, with macOS in the wings.[IT News Australia, Android Police]last_img read more

Rapa Thomson Ricky Honored At The World Youth Forum

first_imgSafeboda Co-Founder, Rapa Thomson Ricky receiving a honor accolade from the President of Egypt, H.E Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during the 2019 World Youth Forum in Egypt | File Photo. Advertisement Safeboda Co-Founder, Rapa Thomson Ricky has been honored by the President of Egypt, H.E Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as one of African entrepreneurs playing a great role in shaping the future of Africa. Ricky received the accolade from the President at the 3rd annual World Youth Forum in Egypt.The company took to their Twitter account to unveil the announcement, saying, quote “Our Co-Founder represented us at the world youth forum and was handed an honor award by H.E President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.”Ricky alongside his Co-Founders, Maxime Dieudonne and Alastair Sussock launched Safeboda in 2014 with its official business kicking off in 2015. To date it celebrates over 8000+ riders in Uganda, and over 600 in Kenya. Safeboda plans on expanding to other African cities including; Kigali (Rwanda), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and Lagos (Nigeria). [related-posts]last_img read more

What an unholy mess Cardiff are in Liverpool on the other hand…

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat an unholy mess at Cardiff which at face value looks grossly unfair on manager Malky Mackay.15th in the Premier League and four points off the drop zone is far better than most pundits would have expected at this stage of the season and throw in their notable scalp of Swansea.Despite this, it looks long odds-on that this will be Mackay’s last game in charge on the Bluebirds.Mackay received an ultimatum via email from owner Vincent Tan on Monday, telling the 41-year-old to quit his post, or face being sacked. Details of the message first emerged on Thursday night.Mackay did not attend Friday’s pre-match media conference ahead of the trip to Anfield, with assistant David Kerslake taking his place.But the former Watford boss has travelled to Liverpool with his squad for what appears almost certain to be his last game in charge.This isn’t a game that Cardiff would have expected to win with Liverpool pitching to go top of the table (possibly just for a couple of hours) and there’s little recent head to head form between the sides:HEAD TO HEAD(last 10)Feb 2012 Carling Cup Liverpool 2-2 CardiffOct 2007 Carling Cup Liverpool 2-1 CardiffDec 1959 Div 2 (old) Liverpool 0-4 CardiffAug 1959 Div 2 (old) Cardiff 3-2 LiverpoolFeb 1959 Div 2 (old) Cardiff 3-0 LiverpoolSep 1958 Div 2 (old) Liverpool 1-2 CardiffDec 1957 Div 2 (old) Cardiff 6-1 LiverpoolAug 1957 Div 2 (old) Liverpool 3-0 CardiffApr 1954 Div 1 (old) Liverpool 0-1 CardiffNov 1953 Div 1 (old) Cardiff 3-1 LiverpoolThrow into the mix Liverpool on a high after Luis Suarez has signed a new long-term contract and surely there’s only one way this can go.It’s hard to believe that Cardiff’s off the field drama won’t spill over into their performance at Anfield and the mood is hardly a positive one.Liverpool at 2/9 is far too short to interest me – but I’ll certainly take Liverpool (-2) on the handicap with Star Sports at around 5/4.RECOMMENDED BET (1-10 points)10 points LIVERPOOL (-2) at around 5/4 with Star SportsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

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STAR PREVIEW Sundays World Cup games

first_imgEngland v PanamaFIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage13:00 BBC OneIt’s finally here – England’s first match on a weekend. BBQ sales will be through the roof as people all over the country sit down in front of their TV to watch Southgate’s men tackle Panama.England arrive here on the back of the euphoria of a last minute Harry Kane winner on Monday night, however the Spurs forward will need more support from those around him if England are to progress deep into this tournament. The media have gave us a helping hand with the team news this week, with Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both possibly stepping in after impressing against Tunisia.Despite labouring for long spells following a quick start, the England camp will surely be in a buoyant mood after Monday, after so many big guns failed to win their opening matches and I’m going with an England win here.However, I believe there could be some value lying away from the usual match markets – Panama looked a physical team against Belgium, picking up 5 bookings in the process, and could lose their cool in their desperation to reward their travelling fans with a goal. A red card in the match could be a worth a shot at 15/4 and I’d also play the overs on the bookings – Over 22.5 pts @ 8/15.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK RED IN CARD MATCH for 4 points at 15/4 with starsports.betBACK BOOKINGS POINTS OVER 22.5 for 12 points at 8/15 with starsports.betCLICK HERE FOR STARSPORTS.BET MARKET Japan v SenegalFIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage16:00 BBC OneThis has been a World Cup of underdog successes – at least where the market is concerned – and both Japan and Senegal now find themselves with a golden chance to make the last 16 in Ekaterinburg.Japan went out four years ago and faced a daunting task against Colombia, but dreadful Colombian defending gave them a dream start wwith Carlos Sanchez dismissed for handling Shinji Kagawa’s shot at a goal that was open – Kagawa slotted away the penalty with ease. Colombia actually dominated much of that first half but Japan remained dogged, only conceding to Quan Quintero’s clever free-kick.They used their extra man wisely and as Colombia tired late on due to the efforts of chasing the game hard with 10 men, and by the time of Yuya Osako’s header they were beginning to control the game and only the most hared nosed od observers would suggest they didn’t deserve their win.Senegal also went off outsiders in their opener against Poland, but they belied a lot of poor finishing and decision making to overturn a Poland side that did not play to expectations and were deserved winners despite a controversy over their second goal.There’s no doubting that both teams were deserving of their wins, but it’s hard to weigh up their first winning performances. Senegal’s two goals came courtesy of a wicked deflection and some fantastic opportunism from M’Baye Niang sprinted back on to the field of play after injury and immediately intercepted a back pass from midfield, beating Wojciech Szczesny and Jan Bednarek to the ball and slotting in for what would eventually prove to be the winner.Japan, for all that they finished strongly, had the huge fortune of playing nearly all of their game with an extra man, having been outplayed for much of the first half and some of the second. That said, these are clearly two capable and motivated outfits and if there’s one thing we can expect of this game, it’s that it will be tight. A winning margin of 1 goal – which has occurred so much at this World Cup already – is interesting but both these teams can strike a blow and perhaps both teams to score is the best bet.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE for 15 points at 20/21 with starsports.betCLICK HERE FOR STARSPORTS.BET MARKET Poland v ColombiaFIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage19:00 ITVPoland and Colombia would have harboured hopes of progressing from this group together but there is now the very real possibility that one of both of these sides could be leaving after just two games.Colombia were shorter priced favourites for the group and also considered by some as a dark horse for the tournament before their opener against Japan (who they beat 4-1 in 2014) but their tournament had the worst possible start as the early red card of Carlos Sanchez left them not only a man but a goal down after just seven minutes.To their credit, Los Cafeteros came back very strongly with Juan Cudrado at times taking it solely upon himself to try and fashion an opening either out of skill or brute force, and by the time that Quan Quintero had snuck is fee kick under the wall and inside the post, Colombia had made enough chances to at least go in level at half time.They were chasing the game very hard, however, and in the second half those efforts began to tell, allowing Japan to eventually take control once again. The red card undoubtedly had an effect but Japan won the shot count 14-8, along with the corners and shots on target count 6-3, and an improvement will be needed regardless of how many players they are capable to keep on the pitch.Poland were disappointing in their deserved defeat against Senegal, although they will be aggrieved by the nature of the two goals they conceded. A shot from Everton’s Idrissa Gueye took a huge deflection off the unfortunate Thiago Cionek before M’Baye Niang sprinted back onto the pitch just after injury and turned a backpass from midfield into the second goal.Despite that, they didn’t threaten a whole lot and even after Grzegorz Krychowiak’s header at the near post they didn’t really put Senegal under intolerable pressure. Robert Lewandowski was brilliantly marked out of the game by Salif Sane and Kalidou Koulibaly and the midfield didn’t bring an awful lot to the party either.Both these sides ought to be capable of playing a lot better than they did in the opening round but they will need to if they’re to stay in the tournament which means we’ll see plenty of go forward in what ought to be a very tense encounter. The one goal winning margin (13/10 with starsports.bet) would appeal as the best option if either side was fancied to edge it but the draw could be the best bet.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW for 5 points at 13/10 with starsports.betCLICK HERE FOR STARSPORTS.BET MARKET PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 184.46 pointslast_img read more