Pair of Spartans sign letter of intent with universities

first_imgRed Bluff >> Two Red Bluff Spartans signed letters of intent with universities Wednesday afternoon — Allyson Drury for softball at Western Oregon University and Wes Clawson at San Jose State University for baseball.Drury said she chose Western Oregon, which is between Eugene and Portland in Monmouth, because the university is community based and the small town supports the softball team by coming out for the games.Academics have always been important to Drury, so having the chance to attend …last_img read more

How to Get Started with Functional Programming in Python

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#hack#tips Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finleycenter_img Functional programming (FP) is one of the hottest trends in programming. From Scala to Clojure to R, the interest in this approach to programming is high. In a new series on his blog, developer Dhananjay Nene writes about FP in Python. The firsttwo parts are now available, and Nene plans to publish more.Nene begins by explaining functional programming, and then moves into examples in Python.Nene makes it clear that Python, as a multi-paradigm language, isn’t the best functional programming language. “But if you want to learn more of FP or use FP techniques along with other paradigms Python’s capabilities are screaming to be heard,” he writes.In the second part, Nene covers the aspects of Python that specifically relate to FP – including the controversy over the map, filter and reduce functions. Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?last_img read more

Fear of Modi uniting the opposition, says Smriti Irani

first_imgUnion Minister for Textiles and Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani on Wednesday said that it was fear of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that had brought leaders of the different Opposition parties together on one stage in Kolkata.“Recently, West Bengal witnessed a peculiar political development. Leaders who have nothing to do with the development and welfare of the people shared the dais only because of their fear of Narendra Modi,” Ms. Irani said at a public meeting at Jhargram. The speech was webcast by the BJP on various social media. BJP president Amit Shah, who was scheduled to address the rally, however, left the State after addressing a rally at Malda on Tuesday owing to ill health.Interspersing her speech with Bengali, Ms. Irani reminded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of her differences with the Congress and the Left parties.“Didi have you forgotten how you were once assaulted by Congress and CPI(M). And today you want to form an alliance with them. How could you forget it,” she asked. The Left parties were not present at the January 19 rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds in Kolkata. Meanwhile, the helicopter woes of the BJP continued in the State with the party alleging that the State administration had not given them permission to land near the venue. Ms. Irani, who was scheduled to address another rally at Suri in Birbhum, had to skip the event as dusk had descended and the helicopter she was travelling by could not land there.“It is State administration’s conspiracy to disrupt our rallies,” asserted BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha. “They did not give permission for the helicopter to land near the venue in Jhargram but instead asked it to land in Kalaikunda in West Medinipur district. This delay in reaching Jhargram from Kalaikunda is the reason why she could not come to the Suri rally,” he said.last_img read more

Passage of New Fisheries Act Remains A Gov’t Priority – Minister Shaw

first_img Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says passage of the proposed new Fisheries Act remains a priority for the Government, in keeping with plans to institute the necessary framework to more effectively regulate the sector. Story Highlights “This Bill will not only provide the legal provision to facilitate sustainable fisheries management and development, but will also establish the Fisheries Authority that will transform the (Fisheries) Division into an entity that will be better staffed and resourced to serve the fisheries and aquaculture subsectors,” he explained. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says passage of the proposed new Fisheries Act remains a priority for the Government, in keeping with plans to institute the necessary framework to more effectively regulate the sector.The new legislation is expected to replace the Fisheries Act of 1976, and Mr. Shaw has indicated that the Administration will seek to continue “earnest” implementation of the supporting legislative and institutional framework.“This Bill will not only provide the legal provision to facilitate sustainable fisheries management and development, but will also establish the Fisheries Authority that will transform the (Fisheries) Division into an entity that will be better staffed and resourced to serve the fisheries and aquaculture subsectors,” he explained.The Minister was speaking during the International Fisherman’s Day Conference at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa, Runaway Bay, St. Ann on Friday (June 29).Mr. Shaw said the Government is looking to maximize the fisheries industry’s potential to contribute to Jamaica’s economic growth.To this end, he said several key areas will be explored to see how best these can be leveraged to facilitate the sector’s advancement through a programme being targeted for implementation over the next three years.“We must get to (the) point of a modern and coordinated fishing industry that will help us to achieve our aspiration for wealth creation and economic growth,” he said.The Minister argued, however, that for the industry to contribute to economic growth, stakeholders must be willing to evolve and adapt, adding that the new legislation will assist in facilitating that.Mr. Shaw said focus, in this regard, will also be placed on two supporting fisheries projects during the current fiscal year.These are a World Bank-funded community-based development project aimed at strengthening stakeholders’ resilience, and an Inter- American Development Bank-financed initiative through which the turnaround time for issuing fishing licenses will be improved to one week, while facilitating an express delivery service component.“All Jamaicans have a role to play in safeguarding our marine ecosystem including our coral reefs. But do not let it escape you that every single one of you must be a part of this process. All hands must be on deck or it will prove almost impossible or that much harder to achieve our goals,” Mr. Shaw emphasized.Meanwhile, the Minister is encouraging stakeholder compliance with the sector’s governing regulations.He said the fisher folk and other stakeholders also have a role to play in supporting the Government’s engagements, adding that “the safety and sustainability of our industry depend on all of us”.The International Fisherman’s Day Conference was held in observance of Fisherman’s Day 2018 under the theme: ‘Securing Sustainable Fisheries- Impact of Crime’. The new legislation is expected to replace the Fisheries Act of 1976, and Mr. Shaw has indicated that the Administration will seek to continue “earnest” implementation of the supporting legislative and institutional framework. last_img read more

iOS 13 vs Android 10 iPhone beats Android in some significant ways

first_img See also Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now Google Stadia is a play-anywhere streaming game platform… 1:56 Minding your privacy Advantage: iOS 13 Over the years, Apple has made keeping user data private a selling point. And unlike Google, Apple’s business is not dependent on targeted ads based on user data, instead making money on the hardware, apps and services it offers. At WWDC, Apple said it would give users greater control of location permissions with apps, choosing to share that info once and then have the app request it again if it wants it. Apple also unveiled a new sign-in method that lets you anonymously sign into websites and apps without being tracked. The feature, Sign in with Apple, will be mandatory for apps to include this fall.Google also talks up protecting user data, most recently in a New York Times opinion piece where Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote that “privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services.” But Google has a tougher case to make because a major source of revenue is its ad business, based on what users search for, for example, and which videos they watch. It does take a big step in the right direction with the next version of Android: Android 10 gives users more control over what information they share through apps and services.But the two companies’ approaches to privacy show up in different ways. For example, Google is working on an update to its Chrome browser that developers say may hobble ad-blocking and privacy extensions. In contrast, Apple last year announced Safari would prevent third-party trackers from monitoring your activities across the web. Dark mode for allAdvantage: iOS 13Besides letting you switch it up from a bright white screen, turning on a dark mode can offer the benefit of preserving battery life by lighting up fewer pixels on the screen and also reducing eye strain. Google folded a dark mode into an Android Pie update earlier this year, but the company didn’t use the theme everywhere. In the early betas of Android 10, the dark theme is more evenly distributed across the mobile OS. Some of Google’s mobile apps, including Gmail and Chrome, still lack a dark mode option, however. Apple has more experience in this area. It went moody on the desktop first and rolled out a dark appearance in MacOS Mojave in 2018. In iOS 13, Apple will bring a dark theme to its mobile OS. At its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, Apple lists a broad collection of places that display the dark mode theme — from wallpaper, widgets and notifications to Calendar to Messages  — and from the brief glimpse we got of it, iOS 13 should offer a more uniform dark experience. Phones WWDC 2019 Apple Event Android Update iPhone Update Tags Now playing: Watch this: 6:50 46 Photos Dark mode for iOS 13: iPhone’s dark side never looked so good 9 Photos • Apple’s Messages and FaceTime or Google’s Duo and Hangouts and Messages and … Advantage: iOS 13 Apple puts its messaging focus on FaceTime and Messages, which are hard to beat for video and text chat. Communications are encrypted end to end. The messaging handoff between iOS and MacOS devices is seamless. And you can further customize Memoji avatars. Google’s messaging approach on Android is, err, more varied, with Duo and Hangouts for voice and video calls, Google Voice for dedicated voice calls, Hangouts Meet and Chat for business communication, and Messages for text messaging. You can use the Hangouts website to continue messaging on your Mac and Windows device, and you can keep up with your Messages texts via the web version of the app. The web version is handy but not flawless, and it sometimes seems to forget it’s connected to the mobile version of the service. facetime-11Messages and Memoji. CNET Google Assistant vs. Siri voice assistantAdvantage: Android 10, by a long shotApple may have been first out of the voice assistant gate in 2011 with Siri, but Google Assistant runs circles around it, and over the years, Apple has done little to close the gap. In iOS 13, Siri gets a new robot voice and picks up a few tricks here and there, like searching for WatchOS apps on the Apple Watch and being able to read and respond to incoming messages through AirPods and stream radio stations. iOS 13 will also come preloaded with Siri Shortcuts. But Siri doesn’t perform nearly as well as Google Assistant at recognizing and understanding different voices and commands. It’s this basic functionality that’s at the heart of the issue, but Google assistant is also integrated tightly into everything you do on your phone, and can proactively make recommendations by looking at your calendar and Gmail account for upcoming reservations and appointments.Google has put its assistant on every Android phones, in the $49 Google Home Mini and $299 Google Home Max, and into cars as Assistant Driving Mode, and at its recent Google I/O developer conference, the company showed off a range of Google Assistant personalization features.Siri is also widely available — working on iOS, MacOS and WatchOS devices and the HomePod. Siri shortcuts can create personalized tasks that Apple’s smart assistant can perform for you. However, Siri is still underwhelming, mostly because the database it draws from is limited, while Google rules search.google-assistant-messages-android-3Google Assistant. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Swipey keyboards Advantage: Android 10, maybe If you swipe instead of type, iOS 13 gaining a swipable keyboard is a big — but extremely belated — deal. Google has its own swipable keyboard, Gboard, and many other Android phones implement other apps like SwiftKey, into their default virtual keyboards. There is a lot to like about Gboard, especially, beyond its swiping capabilities. I like being able to apply different themes, use different languages and easily insert GIFs. Apple’s demo of QuickPath Typing, the swiping part of the iOS 13 keyboard, looks good as well, but it’s so far behind the competition, it’s hard to see this as anything but long overdue catch-up. 2019-06-03-15-15-14 In iOS 13, you can swipe in addition to type. Apple Mapping and exploringAdvantage: Android 10If you just need to get from here to there, Apple Maps is up to task. And with iOS 13, Apple is rebuilding Maps to include better road and pedestrian information and more precise addresses. Apple’s upcoming Maps app will also have  a Look Around tool that lets you see a 3D view of a location.Google Maps has had these features for a while, however, including its own 3D mode called Street View. But Google has much more, constantly updating its Maps app to make it even more useful getting you places, in part by folding in the useful bits of its other map app, Waze. But Maps is also useful after you arrive. For example, its Explore tab lets you find a seemingly endless list of places to eat and things to do in your area.apple-ios-13-look-around-screen-iphone-xs-06032019Apple Maps’ Look Around tool lets you see a 3D view of a location. Apple Shara Tibken contributed to this report. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.Originally published June 3, 2019. Update, June 6 at 3:30 a.m. PT: Added more details.center_img WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote reading • iOS 13 vs. Android 10: iPhone beats Android in some significant ways 77 Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now iOS 12 Android 10 (Android Q) Adobe Privacy Microsoft Office Google Microsoft Siri Apple Now playing: Watch this: Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019 See All Comments Without the software that powers them, iPhones and Android phones would be slabs of glass, metal and plastic. So let’s see how the upcoming mobile OSes from Apple and Google compare, now that Apple has announced iOS 13 for iPhones at its annual WWDC event. On one side of the table, iOS 13 includes a systemwide dark mode, more control over privacy settings and a bushel of improvements designed to make the iPhone more secure and easier to use. On the other side, Google’s Android 10 also brings on dark mode, a focus on privacy and useful AI enhancements.While Android 10 is in its four beta (we’ve been using it for months), iOS 13’s beta is only available for developers now, with a public beta coming in July and the final release pushing to iPhones in fall (iPhones that will be compatible with iOS 13 stretch back to the iPhone 6S). Android 10’s final release  — previously codenamed Q — will ship by fall. That means we’re basing this comparison on the features Apple showed off at its developer conference and the ones we’ve seen from Google so far, and not yet on direct comparison on final devices. We’ll save that real-world battle for after the final version of iOS 13 and Android 10 come out.One final note — this piece doesn’t cover every feature that Apple or Google announced. It focuses on the main elements that we think are the most interesting, useful and important to everyday people. Here’s a more complete list of the key features in iOS 13. Apple’s iOS 13 turns to the dark side Taking, editing and sharing photosAdvantage: Android 10Google Photos offers almost everything you’d want in a photo service. It combines effortless backup and photo sharing with powerful, easy-to-use editing tools to create an essential photography tool for an Android phone. Night Site mode on Pixel phones almost by itself is enough to tip the scale to Android. Because its from Google, you can search for people, places and things to see all the images Google Photos has assigned the tag to. And the first 15GB of online storage is free.Apple Photos comes with a rich of editing tools, and in iOS 13, the app will gain even more, including the ability to adjust the intensity of portrait lighting with a slider. Apple Photos excels at recognizing faces, objects and scenes to help you sort through your images. Unfortunately, much of the app’s power is available just to Apple’s users. And the first 5GB of iCloud storage is free.Dark mode sure makes photos stand out.  Screenshots by Jason Cipriani/CNET Running mobile apps in other places Advantage: iOS 13 (and MacOS) At last year’s developer conference, Apple said it would start moving some of its own iOS apps to MacOS using a new developer tool that was named Project Marzipan and is actually now named Project Catalyst.This week, Apple said it would start letting iPadOS developers bring their own iPad apps to Mac. The move should benefit developers — who will be able to more easily create an app that can run on Apple’s mobile and desktop platforms — and Mac users, who potentially get access to a richer selection of apps. Google also lets app developers move software between platforms by giving owners of recent Chromebooks access to Android apps through the Google Play Store. But the limitations of Chromebooks — they require an Internet connection, for example, and they lack popular Windows and MacOS apps such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop — also limit the usefulness of this option. android-aplicaciones-chromebook.jpgAn Android app on a Chromebook. Google Gaming: Arcade vs. StadiaAdvantage: Well, it depends With Apple Arcade, you’ll be able to play games on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices. Interestingly, Apple at WWDC said Arcade will work with Xbox One S and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers. Google with its Stadia service is all about streaming games and will let you play them anywhere you can find a Chrome browser. Google Stadia will have its own controller and work with third-party controllers. With Arcade coming later this year — and Stadia debuting in November — we have little to go on beyond studying video demos of each service (and playing with Stadia for a bit at the recent Game Developer Conference), but we’d suggest if you like console games and have a good internet connection, Stadia might be a good fit with its controller-driven service. If you’re a casual gamer who likes playing mobile and indie games in your spare time, Apple’s approach might be a better fit. Share your voicelast_img read more

Quader to return home Wednesday

first_imgRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRoad, transport and bridges minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, who was undergoing treatment in Singapore, will return home on Wednesday, reports UNB.He will return home by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines around 6:00am, said Sheikh Walid Faiz, public relations officer of bridges department.The minister talked to prime minister Sheikh Hasina over phone at 10:20am (Singapore time) today.Obaidul Qauder was initially admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital on 3 March following breathing complications. Tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery. He was flown to Singapore the next day for treatment.The minister underwent a bypass surgery on 20 March.last_img read more

After Santa Fe School Shooting Texas Launches Mobile App To Help People

first_imgJohn Jordan/The Texas TribuneA new mobile app launched after Santa Fe High School shooting last month will allow Texans to report on suspicious activity happening in their own communities and schools. The iWatchTexas app, introduced this week, will help Texans report potential crimes, terrorism or threats to school safety, according to Gov. Greg Abbott, who directed the Department of Public Safety to develop the app. “Our law enforcement officers often rely on vigilant Texans to help keep communities safe, and this new tool will give everyone the ability to quickly and easily communicate with authorities and help prevent future tragedies,” Abbott said in a news release Friday announcing the app.The app can now be downloaded from the App Store for iPhone users and Google Play for Android users. Plans were already underway for the app before the shooting three weeks ago at Santa Fe High School, which left 10 people dead and 10 others injured. Afterward, Abbott introduced a school safety plan that called for expanding the app’s use “to enable and encourage parents, students and teachers to easily report potential harm or criminal activity directed at school students, school employees, and schools.”The plan also called for more school protections and mental health screenings. In addition, Abbott asked lawmakers to consider “red-flag laws,” which allows judges to temporarily seize a person’s firearms if they’re considered an imminent threat. Reporting a threat on the app can take fewer than five minutes, and reports are reviewed by law enforcement analysts after they’re submitted, according to the Department of Public Safety. Officials suggest citizens may report suspicious activity like strangers asking questions about building security features and procedures, unusual chemical smells or vehicles left in no-parking zones at important buildings.“Amid the growing threats to public safety by malicious actors, we want to remind the public that they can be law enforcement’s greatest resource to combat those intent on harming others, including innocent schoolchildren and administrators,” said Steven McCraw, the director of the Department of Public Safety. Officials noted that all reports are confidential, but the app is not meant to be used to report emergencies — those seeking immediate help should call 911.  Sharelast_img read more

Best of Last Week – New way to detect dark matter a

first_img © 2015 Phys.org Journal information: Scientific Reports Trio create artificial magnetic wormhole (Phys.org)—It was another good week for physics as Ian Shoemaker, until recently with the University of Southern Denmark, proposed a new theory, suggesting that if we want to detect dark matter, we might need a different approach—he believes that scientists should be looking for dark radiation signals that theoretically result from dark matter collisions. Also, another trio created an artificial magnetic wormhole—a three-layered sphere that makes it appears as if a magnetic field has suddenly disappeared and then reappeared somewhere else. In other news, a team of researchers in Rome and Geneva found a way to create tiny gears that increase light-to-work conversion efficiency by five orders of magnitude—by shining an LED light on tiny pinwheel-shaped gears floating on a liquid surface. Also, an international team of researchers came up with a way to fabricate hexagonal silicon, potentially leading to light-emitting semiconductors. They believe it could lead to new kinds of optical, electrical and superconducting materials. And another team at Cornell University reported on their efforts to explore the origins of energy in chemical reactions using experimental quantum chemistry.In unrelated news, a team of paleobotanists reported that they had identified what could be the mythical “first flower”—Montsechia vidalii, a plant that once grew abundantly in the Pyrenees and in the Iberian Range. Also, another team working at the Schoeneck-Kilianstaedten dig site in Germany reported that they had found evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe. In the interesting developments file, a team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reported that they had developed a drug—a regenerative peptide—that protects against the deadly effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure. And there were reports, of course, of the Ashley Madison “cheater” files hitting the dark web—the hacker group made good on its promise to release data stolen from the site that specializes in providing a way for people to cheat on their partners.And finally, if you have ever found things getting weird when gazing into the eyes of a loved one for very long, you might have a lot of company, as a team of researchers has found that staring into someone’s eyes for a long time can cause hallucinations. Apparently, it happens to most people. Citation: Best of Last Week – New way to detect dark matter, a magnetic wormhole and staring found to cause hallucinations (2015, August 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-week-dark-magnetic-wormhole-hallucinations.html Explore further (a) The field of a magnetic source (right) is appearing as an isolated magnetic monopole when passing through the magnetostatic wormhole; the whole spherical device is magnetically undetectable. (b) The wormhole is composed of (from left to right) an outer spherical ferromagnetic metasurface, a spherical superconducting layer, and an inner spirally wound ferromagnetic sheet. Credit: Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 12488 (2015) doi:10.1038/srep12488 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more