Trackers get big wins in weekend action

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers got a pair of big wins last weekend, as they played both on alternate home ice and on the road.Last Saturday the Trackers hosted the Camrose Vikings at the Dawson Creek Memorial Arena. Brandon Clark looked solid in net in the first, though he was only tested six times as Northeast BC’s defence looked equally in control of the game. It took until the second period for the Trackers to get on the scoreboard. Connor Kindrat made it 1-0 with 2:49 left in the frame, assisted by Nick Vanderploeg. Twenty seconds later, Canrose was assessed a Bench Minor Penalty that would prove costly. Less than thirty seconds into the power play, Aiden Craig-Steele made it 2-0 on a feed from Jeridyn Loewen and Joel Bourgeois.The Vikings would move to within one with just 39 seconds left in the third, but the Trackers’ defence would hold the line to seal the deal 2-1.- Advertisement -On Sunday, the Trackers headed to Peace River for a game against the Royals, who sit in 4th place in the NAMHL. Clark once again looked solid in net, letting in only once goal in the second period due to a screen in front of the net. Down 1-0 after forty minutes, the Trackers would respond just 16 seconds into the third. Nick Vanderploeg tied the game assisted by Connor Kindrat and Keenan Halverson. It was a defensive battle for both teams in the third, but the Trackers would end up winning the offensive battle. Cooper Willms scored the eventual game winner with 1:59 left, on a pass from Ethan Lindberg and Aiden Craig-Steele.The Trackers will be in Dawson Creek this weekend for a game against the Lloydminster Blazers. Puck drops at the Memorial Arena on Saturday at 6:15 p.m.last_img read more

How can Sharks survive this time to reach Game 7?

first_imgSAN JOSE – Thursday night, home ice, a Stanley Cup Final berth at stake.That is the Sharks’ desperate, adjusted goal now.And that over-optimistically assumes San Jose will rebound from Sunday’s 5-0 embarrassment, win Tuesday in St. Louis and summon more Game 7 magic. The Sharks have made it this far this year by staving off elimination four times. Do we hear a fifth? A sixth?“You’re never comfortable … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

SA’s reputation secure despite Rugby World Cup defeat

first_imgJohannesburg, Sunday 9 October 2011: Following today’s match between the Bokke and Australia, South Africa is disappointed that we will not bring the Webber Ellis Cup back to our shores. But with the internationally hailed demonstration of sportsmanship, skill, unity and leadership by our team, South Africa leaves the tournament with its reputation for sporting excellence secure  and citizen participation standing remain intact.Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa said: “Despite their loss the Springbok team has made the South African nation proud. Throughout the country, indeed throughout the world, millions of South Africans have played their part by waving our flag with hope and wearing our jersey with pride – all in support of our team.“Once again we have demonstrated the unifying and uplifting power of sport. Indeed we are world-renowned not just for sporting excellence but for showing how sport can unite a nation and make history.“In New Zealand, our global South African community have further enhanced our reputation for friendliness, passion and pride in our nation.As Brand South Africa we call upon every South African to continue to keep the the pride, passion and spirit of our rugby world cup campaign alive.”last_img read more

We Need An FDA for Computers

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Government#web jon mitchell It won’t be long before not only our phones but also our TVs, cars, refrigerators, pacemakers, and most other essential equipment are just networked computers in different shapes. When that happens, using those devices responsibly becomes more complicated than just turning on an iPad and letting Apple handle the rest. We need a new regime of consumer protection around general-purpose computing. Cory Doctorow explained from the stage at the Novellus Theater in San Francisco Tuesday night that people need greater safeguards of their rights over computers than currently exist. We’re getting along okay while our computers are just gizmos for typing on. But would you get in a self-driving car without reading the EULA carefully?The terms of service and end-user license agreements we sign today are hopelessly broken. We’re never going to read all that crap, and the companies that create them know it. In fact, businesses make it as easy as legally possible for you to just click “I Agree” and get on with your day without reading a word of legalese.It’s one thing to use Google Play without paying attention to the license you’ve agreed to. It’s another, to repeat one of Doctorow’s examples, to have a next-generation cochlear implant that you can’t upgrade to better, third-party firmware because you incidentally made a legally binding agreement not to when you bought it. Now you’re doomed to worse hearing just because the device maker insisted on controlling the user experience.“We need design norms with fail-safes in them,” Doctorow said. The notion that users must be properly informed of their rights and responsibilities must be baked into the very idea of computing.No doubt, cars that let a computer do the driving will be an improvement. (“Human beings have no business driving cars,” Doctorow joked, since we clearly lack the skills to do so safely.) But we need better information than a comically long license agreement before we entrust life and limb to the software that will guide us down the highway.Doctorow admitted that he doesn’t yet know how to solve the problem, and he didn’t exactly propose government regulation as the solution. But today, it’s hard to imagine a better way to implement this than federal law regulating the agreements between users and their computers. The initiative spearheaded by Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is currently focused on figuring out mobile privacy, but Congress needs to start thinking about general-purpose computing at once.If we don’t set ground rules today, while computers are relatively simple, we’ll surely lose control when they get complicated.Lead image via Official Google Bloglast_img read more

Azkals now have full squad

first_imgMOST READ The arrival of Strauss, who plays in the second division in Germany, proves crucial for the Azkals as he was the driving force at midfield in the team’s run to the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals.A tough tackling midfielder, who is composed on the ball and has an eye for a pass, Strauss was sorely missed in the two semifinal matches against Vietnam after he got recalled by his club, Erzgebirge Aue.Since setting up camp in Doha, Qatar, last week, the Azkals have struggled to get everyone on the team together with players coming in from different parts of the world.Leftback Daisuke Sato flew in from Romania only a few days ago and missed the friendly match against Vietnam, which beat the Azkals, 4-2.“Different countries have different preparations,” said captain Phil Younghusband. “At the end of the day, we all have each other in the team and we’re ready to fight for each other up until the final whistle.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño DUBAI—Philippines coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is no stranger to major tournaments, but he felt relief more than anything just three days before the Azkals make their debut in the AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.With midfielder Patrick Strauss arriving in this bustling, economic hub Thursday night, Eriksson now has the full 23-man squad at his disposal as the Azkals take on continental heavyweights South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan in the group stage of the 24-nation tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “It’s fantastic; we’re finally complete,” the Swede, who has coached England and Ivory Coast in the Fifa World Cup, told the Inquirer.“For our players, this is their biggest tournament. But it feels good that we finally have the rest of the team here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThe Azkals had their first training session and will have two more before they face the Koreans, a two-time champion of this competition, who upset then defending champion Germany, 2-0, in the 2018 World Cup in Russia a few months ago.Korean star Son Heung-min will miss the opener against the Azkals at Al Maktoum Stadium on Monday, but there’s no shortage of quality in Portuguese coach Paulo Bento’s side.center_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Isn’t POC 2018 shake-up the Big One? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple rear cameras to launch in India today

first_imgAfter announcing the Galaxy A7 last week, Samsung is all set to bring the mid-range smartphone to India on Tuesday, September 25. The Galaxy A7 is the newest entrant to the Galaxy A series and is more importantly Samsung’s first smartphone with a triple camera system. Much like the Huawei P20 Pro, the Galaxy A7 gets a triple lens setup on the back. This suggests the phone will capture some incredible images, but only time will tell. As for now, Samsung will be announcing the pricing of the device at an event in New Delhi starting at 12pm.As a mid-range smartphone, we expect the Galaxy A7 to be priced in the Rs 30,000 segment. You may recall the company launched the Galaxy A8 Star a few weeks ago at Rs 34,990, which means you should expect the Galaxy A7 to fall a few notches lower in the price scale. Flipkart has a dedicated page for the Galaxy A7, which means the device will be available on the e-commerce platform. We also expect it to be available via Samsung’s online store and perhaps through offline channels as well.The Galaxy A7 sports a 6.0-inch FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED Infinity Display and is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor, but Samsung is yet to confirm whether this is an Exynos or Snapdragon chipset. The phone was announced with 4GB and 6GB of RAM options, but we are not sure as to whether the company will be bringing both the variants to India. The 4GB RAM option was announced with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, while the 6GB memory variant gets 128GB of inbuilt storage. All the variants will support storage expandability up to 256GB via a microSD card.advertisementThe USP of the phone is of course its triple camera setup on the back. This includes an 8MP 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.4), a 24MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP depth lens with f/2.2 aperture. Samsung says the 24MP lens lets in more light by combining four pixels into one in low-light conditions. The cameras also support modes like Live Focus that will allow you to control the depth of field in real-time. Up front, the Galaxy A7 brings a 24MP front-facing camera with LED flash and the ability to capture bokehs with Selfie Focus.The Galaxy A7 also boasts an immersive sound experience thanks to Dolby Atmos support. It houses a 3,300mAh battery and will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on top. We should know the exact nature of the chipset powering the Galaxy A7 and its India price later today, so do follow this space for more.ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+ with Infinity Display launched starting Rs 10,990last_img read more

Vitamin D may cure sunburn symptoms

first_imgHigh doses of vitamin D taken one hour after sunburn may significantly reduce skin redness, swelling and inflammation, a study claims. Researchers conducted a clinical trial in which 20 participants received a placebo pill or 50,000, 100,000, or 200,000 international unit of vitamin D one hour after a small ultraviolet lamp ‘sunburn’ on their inner arm.They followed up with the participants 24, 48, 72 hours and one week after the experiment and collected skin biopsies for further testing.The researchers from Case Western Reserve University in the US found that participants who consumed the highest doses of vitamin D had long-lasting benefits – including less skin inflammation 48 hours after the burn.Participants with the highest blood levels of vitamin D also had less skin redness and a jump in gene activity related to skin barrier repair, researchers said.”We found benefits from vitamin D were dose-dependent,” said Kurt Lu, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University.Researchers hypothesised that vitamin D helps promote protective barriers in the skin by rapidly reducing inflammation.”What we did not expect was that at a certain dose, vitamin D not only was capable of suppressing inflammation, it was also activating skin repair genes,” Lu said.The results suggest vitamin D increases skin levels of an anti-inflammatory enzyme, arginase-1. The enzyme enhances tissue repair after damage and helps activate other anti- inflammatory proteins.”I would not recommend at this moment that people start taking vitamin D after sunburn based on this study alone. But, the results are promising and worthy of further study,” Lu said. The study was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.last_img read more

Not getting sound sleep Try out some easy ways

first_imgIf you are someone who hardly gets a sound sleep than time now to add smart options in your sleeping habit like mint flavoured throat sprays and sleeps masks. Here are some smart options to add in your lifestyle for wonderful sleep.4Anti-snoring products: From tongue stabilising devices to nasal pathway cleaners, anti-snoring products have been the most popular tools allowing people (and their roommates) to have a restful sleep. Snoring is an embarrassing habit that not only points to a lack of good health, but also causes great inconvenience to others. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Memory foam mattresses: Arguably the most popular sleep enabling products, urban India is seeking mattresses that provide hours of blissful sleep. They enable deep sleep by providing optimal spine support by taking the contour of the body shape, thus ensuring that sleepers don’t toss and turn unnecessarily.4Mint-flavoured throat sprays: Containing a unique time-release formula which coats the back of the throat throughout the night, reducing the vibrations of the soft tissues that cause snoring, throat sprays are a great help for those who snore when lying on their backs. Mitigating the frustration caused by disturbed sleep and the ill-effects it can have on any relationship, brands have proven to be extremely effective at curtailing the sound and offering relief. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4Noise reducers: By curbing the ambient noise to create a calm, relaxed surrounding, noise reducers help people sensitive to even the slightest of noises to sleep. It has been seen that ambient noises in urban environment have been a major cause for sleep reduction. Noise reducers prove to be a solid aide for the urban insomniac to deal with sleep-related problems.4 Sleep mask-resembling opaque aviators, sleep masks are a great help for people who find it difficult to close their eyes and doze off even in the presence of minimal light. Used most often by frequent flyers or people whose work involves a lot of travel, it is an ideal and inexpensive tool to have if you are planning to take a quick power nap.4Herbal pillows: Filled with organic flax seeds and aromatic herbs such as Lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass, lemon balm, rosemary, verbena and chamomile, these small pillows provide a gentle, soothing heat and calming aroma after they are warmed in a microwave. The scent as well as the comfort of the pillow is often enough to quickly put an otherwise restless sleeper into a deep slumber.last_img read more

Xbox PlayStation Present New Games Ahead of E3 Conference

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » June 16, 2015 Videogame console titans Microsoft and Sony vied for attention ahead of the industry’s annual E3 conference, giving fans sneak peeks of the latest Xbox and PlayStation games.Microsoft also told gamers that new Xbox One consoles would have “backward compatibility”, meaning they will also be able to play games made for the older Xbox 360.Fans were shown clips of upcoming Xbox games – “Halo 5: Guardians”, “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and “Gears of War” – at an event at the University of Southern California Galen Center on Monday.Meanwhile Sony unveiled the newest games for its PlayStation 4 including “The Last Guardian” and “Horizon: Zero Dawn”, at a separate event in Los Angeles.It also told fans a deal with Activision would allow PS4 owners to be the first to play the upcoming “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” this summer.The two console makers held the events ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which takes place on June 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.(Reporting By Reuters Television; Editing by Pravin Char) 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Reuterslast_img read more