Steve Woods will lead the pack as the team’s head coach, something Woods has experience in, having coached the NPSS’s previous rugby team twice before.The rugby team will take this year’s season seriously, holding practice twice a week, both Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., along with the addition of games.The local rugby club will face Grande Prairie in its season opener, Thursday, May 3. The game will begin at 5:30 p.m. at North Peace Secondary School.- Advertisement -The last time Fort St. John had a rugby team was back in 2002.
LA CA?ADA FLINTRIDGE – A senior-care facility and its locally based parent corporation are being sued for elder abuse and negligence. The latest litigation comes less than a year after the company settled a state lawsuit over inadequate service at its more than two dozen California locations. In a lawsuit filed last week, the family of a former Pleasant Care Convalescent of Riverside resident alleges that the facility failed to provide adequate care for Ida Mae Davis, 81, during the three years that she lived there, causing her to suffer multiple falls, bed sores, malnutrition, and, at one point, being prescribed physical therapy while she had an undiagnosed hip fracture. “It’s our theory that they’re understaffed – they put their profits ahead of people,” said Michael Young, Davis’ attorney. “They make these representations that they’re going to take good care of grandpa and grandma, and they don’t.” Subsequent X-rays, taken after Davis continued to resist therapy and family members were contacted, revealed that Davis in fact had a fractured hip. She was taken to Riverside Community Hospital for hip surgery, where staff noted numerous bed sores and malnutrition. Young said understaffing was a deliberate “corporate strategy,” and that lawsuits against the company were a sign that the 2005 settlement and fine had failed to prompt policy changes at Pleasant Care. “We follow the state nursing hours,” where each resident receives 3.2 hours of care from a nurse per day, said Emmanuel Lorenzana, a Riverside administrator. He declined to comment on Davis’ history at the 188-capacity facility. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! La Ca ada Flintridge-based Pleasant Care Corp., the parent company of the Riverside skilled nursing facility, is also named as a defendant in the suit, which was filed Feb. 14 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Emmanuel Bernabe Jr., the company’s attorney, declined to comment. In March 2006, Pleasant Care settled a lawsuit brought by state Attorney General Bill Lockyer that cited 160 incidents of substandard care, documented by the Department of Health Services over five years. As part of the settlement, the company agreed to pay $1.3 million in fines and improve care at its 30 facilities statewide. Young said the “most serious problem” occurred in February 2006, when Davis underwent 10 or more days of physical therapy for what nurses notes indicate was “right knee pain.”
Take a look at this awesome free-kick taken in South Africa on Wednesday. As the Orlando Pirates trailed 2-0 against leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, Mpho Makola stepped up to net a fine set piece. It made no difference as they still lost 2-1 but it was definitely the talking point from this meeting. What was he thinking going for goal from there?! Watch the free-kick above!
People Before Profit will launch their campaign in Donegal on Monday June 10th next.Richard Boyd Barrett TD will be speaking at Jacksons Hotel in Ballybofey at 8pm to officially launch the People Before Profit Alliance in Donegal.The Alliance was established in October 2005 by activists from a variety of campaigns, and aims to reverse policies that place wealth creation for the few over the welfare of communities in Ireland. Specifically it is opposed to policies which the group claim have brought:– the sell-off of Ireland’s natural resources;– the privatisation and run down of public amenities;– the destruction of the environment and our heritage through a flawed planning process; – the prioritisation of corporate profit above the environment;– poor public health conditions and standards;– widespread corruption;– the erosion of civil liberties;– tax cuts for the super wealthy and corporations while numerous charges and stealth taxes rise for the majority. People Before Profit says there is a need for a new political alliance to actively bring together people to mobilise and give expression to the wave of discontent that is sweeping the Country.The Alliance says it represents a different form of politics, namely:– it springs from grassroots social movements and sees ‘people power’ as the key to bringing change in society;– it is not interested in electing people who will enter coalition government or electoral arrangement with the two main established parties It is the ambition of the Alliance to operate on a 32-county basis and to offer a radical vision for our Country. It stands for:– free healthcare for all;– a fair tax system;– housing for all;– decent public transport;– education: a right not a commodity;– real local democracy;– using Ireland’s natural resources to benefit the people.Aside from the launch in Jacksons, the Alliance will be officially opening its office in Letterkenny on June 10th and hopes to establish more branch offices throughout the County in the near future. Please direct any queries toCharlie (089) 485 0363Niall (086) 897 9896PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT TO LAUNCH THEIR CAMPAIGN IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITRichard Boyd Barrett
Pedro almost put Chelsea ahead in the FA Cup fifth-round tie against a much-changed Manchester City side.The Blues wide-man exchanged passes with fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas before nudging the ball beyond keeper Willy Caballero and against the far post.Fabregas then set up Diego Costa, who was crowded out by the City defence, and the midfielder also had a left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area saved by Caballero.Earlier, 19-year-old striker David Faupala – one of five City players given their full debut – had an effort saved by keeper Thibaut Courtois.Chelsea named a strong starting line-up, with Eden Hazard keeping his place and stand-in captain Branislav Ivanovic again partnering Gary Cahill at centre-back in the absence of the injured John Terry and Kurt Zouma.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Long before Lucas Radebe made his mark at Leeds United, becoming “The Chief” in the club’s central defence, there was another South African who served the club with distinction. Albert Johanneson was a left wing who represented the All Whites in 200 matches in the 1960s, netting 68 times.He helped the club climb out of the Second Division and, in 1965, became the first black man to play in an FA Cup final.Being a black man meant Johanneson had to deal with plenty of pressure when he played for Leeds. He was often the target of racist insults, and the great George Best said of him: “Albert was quite a brave man to actually go on the pitch in the first place, wasn’t he? And he went out and did it.“He had a lot of skill. A nice man as well . which is, I suppose, the more important thing, isn’t it? More important than anything.”From Germiston to LeedsConsidered something of an enigma, Johanneson first joined Leeds in 1961. He was recommended to the club by a teacher in South Africa’s former Transvaal province, who had seen him in action for Germiston Coloured School and Germiston Colliers. After a three-month trial, the English club snapped him up.While he served the club well, Johanneson’s impact could have been greater had he not been pitted against Eddie Gray for a place in the team; the Scotsman was regarded as one of the better players in the club’s history.Johanneson had the ability, on his day, to turn opposing defences inside out, but he struggled somewhat to maintain consistency. Nonetheless, his goal scoring record was an envious one. He possessed excellent pace and he, for Leeds supporters at least, became a fan favourite.‘Come on, Albert’One former fan, writing on an Internet message board, had this to say about Johanneson: “Every time he got the ball we all shouted, ‘Come on, Albert’. I don’t recall any particular incident in a match, but he was very nippy and could beat a defender with his turns and speed.”According to Peter Lorimer, who played over 650 games for Leeds: “Albert could be the scourge of defences, but he never quite fulfilled his potential”.Another source echoes this sentiment: “Best remembered Albert as a nice man with a lot of skill, and others in the game have emphasised that with a little extra confidence he could have become a great player rather than a good one.”Leading Leeds’ revivalDespite his lack of consistency, and at times of confidence, Johanneson helped lead a Leeds revival in the 1960s, contributing to the club’s climb out of the English Second Division. In 1964, when the club earned promotion to the First Division, Johanneson was the team’s joint top scorer.While with Leeds, he played under the club’s legendary manager Don Revie, who led the side to two First Division titles, a League Cup, an FA Cup and two Fairs Cups.Johanneson was part of the team that faced Liverpool in the 1965 FA Cup final, going down 2-1 in extra time. His appearance marked the first time a black man had appeared in the final of the prestigious knockout cup.Scars and demonsThe pressure of playing for Leeds, and the abuse he had to contend with as a black man, took their toll on Johanneson.“He was braver than many people gave him credit for, and had the scars on his legs to prove it,” said Norman Hunter, former Leeds star and England central defender.But the scars weren’t only physical. Johanneson turned to drink to cope with his demons.He underwent treatment for alcoholism a number of times, but in the end it proved too big a barrier for him to overcome. It cost him his family – who moved out in the 1970s – and ultimately cost him his life: he died in a rundown flat in Leeds in September 1995, aged 53.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
14 July 2014 The Proteas claimed their first one-day international series win in Sri Lanka in emphatic fashion on the weekend, thrashing the hosts by 82 runs in the series-deciding third ODI in Hambantota. South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat. It was a decision that was well rewarded. Up front, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock put on 118 for the first wicket before Amla, the scorer of centuries in the first two matches of the series, was dismissed for 48.De Kock and De Villiers partnership Jacques Kallis departed cheaply, but De Kock and De Villiers then came together to put on 116 for the third wicket. When De Kock was out in the 41st over, he had made an excellent 128 off 127 balls and helped the total to 248. The left-hander’s dismissal offered no respite to the Sri Lankan bowlers as De Villiers accelerated his scoring rate. He was eventually out in the second last over of the South African innings for a splendid 108 off only 71 deliveries, which earned him the man of the match award. With JP Duminy weighing in with 29, the Proteas totalled 339 in their 50 overs, the highest score ever attained in an ODI at Hambantota.Decent starts In reply, Sri Lanka had at least half of their batsmen get decent starts, but none of them was able to push on as De Kock and De Villiers had done. Skipper Angelo Mathews top scored with 58, while Kusal Perera, Tillikaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Ashan Priyanian all made it into the 30s but not beyond as the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 257 in the 45th over. Ryan McLaren shone with the ball, capturing 3 for 37 in eight overs, Morne Morkel and JP Duminy picked up two wickets apiece, and Imran Tahir excelled, turning the screws by claiming the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene and conceding only 29 runs in his 10 overs.‘It sends out a statement’ It was an important win, South Africa’s captain AB de Villiers said after the game. “It sends out a statement of what we can achieve as a team, not just for everyone out there, but more importantly for ourselves,” he said. “In all kinds of sports you have to get the confidence going within before you can start proving people wrong or right. For me, the biggest step was for us to start believing in ourselves as a team. “We never gave up,” he added. “The difficult part was when the nonsense hit the fan, we didn’t run away. We were there as a team sticking together and that is what it is all about.” Superb achievement Underlining the superb achievement of winning in Sri Lanka, De Villiers continued: “We came into this series knowing that we hadn’t won one here before, so we knew that it would be a lot of hard work. Sri Lanka have been playing amazing cricket of late, winning the Asia Cup and then an away ODI Series in England, and they seemed to be very hungry to keep raising that bar. “We had a few heart-to-heart sessions and hard talks in between but, ultimately, it comes down to a lot of hard work,” he said. “Quinton, today, laid the foundation up front, which allowed myself and a couple of other batsmen to express ourselves in the middle order. We were under the pump in the first 10 overs with the ball in hand and the way we came back pleased me a lot. All the hard work was worth it at the end of the day.” Modestly, De Villiers described his 71-ball century as “not his best”, but gave himself credit for the way he responded to the pressure in search of a match-winning total. “Succeeding under the pressure that was on us, knowing that 300 would be a winning score, was probably worth more,” he said. “I felt like I still had too many dot balls and was looking for boundaries too often. In a perfect world obviously I would want less. I really enjoyed the innings, it was not my best but probably in my top five.”Man of the Series Hashim Amla was named man of the series for scoring 258 runs at an average of 86. De Villiers lent strong support with 212 runs at 70.66. Ryan McLaren led the South African bowlers with nine wickets at a miserly average of 13.11 per wicket and an economy rate of 4.91 per over. Imran Tahir was the most economical of the South African bowlers, conceding only 4.44 runs an over in snaring 6 for 120 in the 27 overs he sent down. SAinfo reporter
It was five years ago today that the way software was made, distributed and paid for fundamentally changed. Not very long ago, buying software for your computer was a much different experience than it is today. You’d have to go to a store—yes, a real brick-and-mortar type of deal—find the box of what you need and pay somebody behind a counter. You’d have to make sure the software was compatible with your computer, install it yourself and then find a safe place for the disc in case you ever needed to reload the program. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Tags:#app development#App Store#Apple#apps#BYOD#iOS#mobile apps “It could take many months and even years before the complex negotiations were over to launch the apps. Independent developers rarely had a shot,” Sharma said. “Now, student in a dorm can become an overnight sensation. It takes only minutes and hours to get something in the market. The industry has become a multi-billion prosperous industry employing thousands around the globe. This didn’t exist to the scale pre-2008.”Mobile developers with the skill and knowledge to build native (not Web-based) apps are in extremely high demand. The best ones easily make six-figure salaries and basically can choose where they want to work. In the new Internet economy, mobile developers are essentially the straws that stir the drink. They build the apps that serve the content, features and functions that more than a billion smartphone users across the globe rely upon. The App Store Changed The EnterpriseIf you were in IT at a large enterprise over the past 20 years, your job likely consisted of distributing software to employees across the company. You’d get a PC, load it up with the software, put it on their desk and check up periodically to see how much the employee messed things up. dan rowinski It is time for the App Store to evolve.The App Store is not without its problems. While developers may be the new kings of technology, only the top of the top make any meaningful money from the App Store. By most estimates, between 70 and 90 percent of app developers do not break even with their entries to the App Store (that goes for the other mobile platforms as well). Discovery of new apps is a problem in the App Store and network effects help keep the top on the top. Five years in, Apple cannot rest on its laurels. Android’s Google Play store is breathing down Apple’s neck, bringing developers more ways to monetize and distribute across the world. Mozilla’s brand new Firefox OS looks to bring the power of the Web back to the forefront of mobile devices. We can look back at the last five years and marvel at how the App Store changed computing. As we look forward to the next five years, the transformation is just getting started. We may not recognize computing by the time this wave is through—but we can recognize where it began. The concept of an app store has made that process both infinitely easier and much, much harder. “The app store is what made BYOD [bring your own device] possible,” said Jack Gold, principal analyst at J. Gold Associates. “Without it, the devices would just be expensive toys. It’s the apps that created such overwhelming demand by end users.”It is now much easier to deploy and maintain software across an enterprise. IT gurus can distribute it from a central repository to specific user devices and make sure that the right people have the right apps. The demand for apps in all segments of the enterprise has never been higher and developers are scrambling to serve. BYOD isn’t exactly a new concept: PCs first penetrated businesses in the ’80s in much the same subversive way. But in-house IT rapidly brought those PCs under central management. As Gold notes, the App Store vastly accelerated the BYOD movement in the modern era. IT departments now have to deal with employees bringing their own devices and the security, management headaches that often means. With BYOD, employees also bring their own apps for specific purposes, many of which don’t jive with the company’s standard practices. “The apps stores also forced enterprises to look at mobile devices in larger numbers and for greater functions than they would have otherwise. Most enterprises could not have built the number and diversity of apps being deployed by themselves,” Gold said.Time For A ChangeApple has been extremely successful with the App Store. Its iPad and iPhone empire has been built the back of the App Store. Consumers buy Apple’s smart gadgets because they want access to the apps that can enrich their lives. What a massive headache. On July 10, 2008, Apple released the App Store for iPhone. As with many things Apple, the concept was not new: the software world had been moving to digital downloads for a while, and Palm’s PDAs showed that mobile-device users wanted apps. It was the execution, scale and scope of Apple’s new App Store that would forever change the software industry.“Apple’s App Store fundamentally restructured the apps ecosystem, the process of developing and launching apps, and how consumers consumed content and services. It also changed computing forever,” said mobile analyst and consultant Chetan Sharma.No single industry sector has been spared the changes that the spread of the App Store has brought about. Programmers and designers, enterprises and small businesses, media and advertising, government—name an industry and it has felt the effects of the App Store. A New Industry Unto ItselfAt its recent World Wide Developers Conference, Apple said it has paid mobile developers $10 billion since the App Store launched in 2008. That represents a multibillion-dollar industry that hardly existed before Apple created it. Global app revenue is projected to hit about $15 billion to $17 billion this year, between Apple and other app stores, like Google Play, Windows Phone Marketplace and BlackBerry World. The app ecosystem will soon be larger than the music industry, predicts mobile analyst Ben Evans.By contrast, mobile advertising revenue was about $9 billion in 2012, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau. The mobile economy, unlike the desktop Web, is more driven by purchases than advertising. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Apple has 900,000 apps in its App Store that have generated more than 50 billion downloads. Android’s Google Play is a very close competitor: It has about 800,000 apps that had been downloaded 48 billion times as of May 2013. The mobile app, more than any other singular object in software, has redefined the computing experience. Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs called the spread of smart mobile devices at the “Post-PC Era” in 2010. In this post-PC world, the app is the figurehead. “Apple showed consumers the app way and now most of the consumption on smart devices takes place the apps route,” Sharma said. In The Post-PC World, The Developer Is KingSoftware used to take a long time to program. It would then take longer to package and distribute. Once you had it on your computer, you had it for a while because the next version was not coming any time soon.
Rishabh Pant (69) and Quinton de Kock (46) produced a match-winning opening stand to guide Delhi Daredevils to a convincing eight-wicket victory over Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday. (This is how Pant’s maiden fifty powered Delhi to an easy win over Gujarat)Batting first, Gujarat posted 149/7 in 20 overs, thanks to a much-needed half-century by Dinesh Karthik (53).In reply, riding on an impressive 115-run opening partnership by Pant and de Kock, Daredevils chased down the total comfortably posting 150/2 with 16 balls to spare.Chasing a target of 150, Delhi got off to a rollicking start, courtesy openers Pant and de Kock. (Photo Gallery)The duo helped the team score 61 runs without losing a wicket after the completion of powerplay.Both the left-handed batsmen, even after the fielding restrictions were over, kept on playing positively to bring up the 100-run partnership for the first wicket in the 12th over itself.But as the duo was looking comfortable to get the team over the line without losing any wickets, the home side struck in successive overs, in the 13th and the 14th, to remove both of them.Pant in his 40-ball innings struck nine fours and two sixes while de Kock hit four boundaries and one six.But incoming batsmen Sanju Samson (19 not out) and J.P. Duminy (13 not out) played sensibly to ensure the team got past the victory line with ease.For Gujarat, Ravindra Jadeja and Shivil Kaushik picked one wicket each.advertisementEarlier, asked to bat by the visitors, Gujarat were off to a poor start, losing their top order within the first four overs.Gujarat openers Brendon McCullum (1) and Dwayne Smith (15), who have built up an extremely successful combination, did not click for once.Zaheer set things rolling when he dismissed McCullum after the in-form Kiwi veteran misjudged a delivery that moved in after pitching. Nadeem then claimed two wickets in the next over to hand Delhi the early advantage.The left-armer sent back Smith with the first ball of the over when the West Indies all-rounder smashed one into the hands of Chris Morris at long-on.The fit again Aaron Finch (5) lasted all of five balls before a poorly executed shot saw him offer an easy top edge to Rishabh Pant at short fine leg.With the hosts struggling at 24/3, Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina (24) and Karthik set about bringing the innings back on track with a 51-run partnership.Raina seemed to be in good touch during his 20-ball 24, even lifting Mohamed Shami over the third man boundary for a six. But he fell when stepped out to attempt another big hit off Mishra, only to miss complete as Quinton de Kock whipped off the bails.Ravindra Jadeja (36 not out) joined Karthik in the middle and the duo kept up the good work by adding 52 runs between them off 33 deliveries. Shami brought the partnership to an end with a straight delivery when Karthik mistimed his shot as the ball clipped the top of off-stump.James Faulkner (7) virtually gifted his wicket to Morris with some extremely poor shot selection before Jadeja and Ishan Kishan (2) added 10 runs in the last over to take the total close to the 150-run mark.Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was the most successful among the Delhi bowlers with figures of 2/23 in three overs.Brief scores: Gujarat Lions 149/7 (Dinesh Karthik 53, Ravindra Jadeja 36; Shahbaz Nadeem 2/23) vs Delhi Daredevils 150/2 in 17.3 overs (Rishabh Pant 69; Ravindra Jadeja 1-21)
India have lot of positives to take from the second tour game against WICB President’s XI that ended in a draw. KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin returned with impressive performances in St Kitts, ahead of the first Test starting July 21.WICB President’s XI, resuming their innings from 26/1, John Campbell (31) fell early to Jadeja. Then Virat Kohli took a brilliant catch at short fine-leg off Ashwin’s bowling to send back Shai Hope cheaply.Then the hosts decided to opt for a more careful approach to pull off a draw. Test regular, Jermaine Blackwood scored a fighting fifty, well supported by Vishaul Singh and Montcin Hodge who got 39 each.Earlier, Ashwin and Jadeja helped India to bowl out WICB President’s XI for 180 in their first innings. Then in reply, the visitors scored 364 with a first innings lead of 184 – thanks to the fifties from Rahul, Kohli and Jadeja.India are touring West Indies for four Tests, with the first match being scheduled in Antigua.