Dixie State Men’s Basketball Edges Regis Saturday

first_imgJanuary 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Edges Regis Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Matt Conway netted 24 points and 8 rebounds on 7 of 10 from the field as Dixie State edged Regis 77-74 Saturday at Regis Fieldhouse in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball action. Christian Little’s 19 points led the Rangers in the loss as they fell to 9-7 and 5-6 in conference play. Written by Dixie State is next in action Friday at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo. against the Mavericks as they ensue in RMAC play. center_img The win improved the Trailblazers to 7-8 and 5-6 in RMAC play. Brad James Tags: Christian Little/Colorado Mesa Mavericks/Dixie State/Matt Conway/Regis Rangerslast_img read more

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Quarrie upbeat ahead of Saturday’s meet

first_imgDonald Quarrie, meet director for the Jamaica International Invitational, is upbeat ahead of Saturday’s staging of this year’s meet.”All is set for Saturday, and we are looking for a day of great competition as all the athletes are pumped up and ready for great things,” Quarrie said yesterday.”As usual, we should have a big crowd, and I know that the athletes will once again feed on this and we expect some world leading performances once again as with the meet being held later than usual it is prime tine for them to do,” he said.”After a wonderful start to her season so far, double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson is definitely expected to light up the National Stadium when she competes in the women’s 200 metres, fresh off her big 100 metres showing in Shanghai last Saturday,” Quarrie said.-R.G.last_img read more

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LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updates

first_imgDONEGAL DAILY is bringing you LIVE updates right throughout the weekend from the local election count centres across the county.We will have reporters at all the count centres bringing our readers the very latest LIVE news, views and pictures as it happens.If you are tweeting through the weekend, don’t forget the hashtag #LE19Donegal  LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updates was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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Facebook Home: A Facebook Phone & A New Facebook Mobile Experience

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The journalists, analysts and camera crews queued up in a chilly rain at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters to get the first look at Facebook’s new home on Android – the long-rumored Facebook Phone.The Hype Was HeavyWould it be new “skin” software designed to put Facebook front and center on any Android device? Or an actual device in of itself – the rumor mill suggested HTC – built from the ground up to feature the social networking giant. Or would it be something completely new and unexpected?Everyone wanted to know. Heck, the local newsradio station – not known for its tech savvy – gushed breathlessly about the event – right before talking about President Obama’s visit to the Bay Area.But when Mark Zuckerberg walked on stage, it became clear we’re talking about both! “Today we’re finally going to talk about the Facebook phone,” Zuckerberg said. But that phone, the HTC First, is really just a reference model for the best integration of the Facebook Home software that can be downloaded onto any modern Android phone (starting April 12).What Is Facebook Home?According to Zuckerberg, Facebook Home consists of a few key capabilities designed to put people, not apps, first. “Today, our phones are designed aroundapps, not people” Zuckerberg said. “And we want to flip that around.” He compared the change to adding Newsfeed to Facebook’s website, where people started consuming about twice as much content overnight, he said. “We want to bring this experience right to your phone, and deliver it to as many poeple as possible.”There are three key components: Cover Feed, Chat Heads and Notifications.Cover Feed: Replacing the home and/or lock screen of an Android device, it gives you an immersive experience from the moment you turn on your phone, said Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s director of product. Instead of seeing a clock and maybe a snippet of a notification, you see your Facebook Open Graph stories with large images cycling across the screen. News shares, status updates (use the poster’s cover photo as the background) are visible right from the get got. You can do a long press to see the whole picture or swipe to get to the next one. You can even add comments right from the home screen, seen below. Chat Heads: These little round bubbles with the images of your friends shown below are the metaphor for Facebook Home’s way of keeping you up to date on what your friends are saying. Incorporating Facebook messaging and texting, you just tap on the Head to join the conversation. (Group conversations smuch all the participant’s pictures into the bubble, slightly awkwardly.) The key here is that Chat Heads show up everywhere on the phone, not just in a dedicated app. They’re always available – the little Heads show up in the corner of the screen no matter what else you’re doing, and follow along when you move to a new app. (You can just flick them away if you want to get rid of them.) Notifications: If Chat Heads are about connecting to what’s important to you, Zuckerberg said, Notifications are there to make sure you don’t miss critical information – along with the name and face of the person who’s sending you the message. Unfortunately, with the download version at least, Facebook Home will not support notifications of emails, but you can still use the native Android notification bar. It’s not as pretty, but it’s still effective – something may not matter to high-school kids, but it may to the older professionals who also make up a big part of Facebook’s member base.Finally, Facebook Home adds a new app launcher, for when you still want to use your phone the old-fashioned way. Apps are really important too, so we wanted to make it just as easy to get to your apps. The app launcher is just one swipe away from your home or lock screen.Many, but not all, of these features can be switched on or off, the company said.How Big A Deal Is Facebook Home?While Facebook home is not a complete mobile operating system, it’s not some lightweight app, either. “We’re not building a phone, and we’re not building an operating system, but we’re also building something a lot deeper than just an app,” Zuckerberg said. “We wanted this to feel like system software, not just an app that your run. We feel like theres a higher bar for that…”That’s critical, because people spend a lot of time on Facebook on their mobile phones. Some 20% of the time people spend on their smartphones is spent with Facebook – 25% if you include Instragram, the company said. And that’s three times as much as with any other app.Still, while Zuckerberg claimed that people look at Facebook 10-12 times a day, they look at the home screen of their phone 100 times a day. Facebook Home brings the social network much closer to the user – and could be expected to seriously up Facebook’s engagment time for those who use it.It also expands on Facebook’s Mobile First mantra to what Zuckerberg called “Mobile Best.” “We think this is the best version of Facebook there is.”The Facebook PhoneFacebook Home will be available for free download from the Google Play store on April 12, but that’s only part of the story. Facebook Home is also the HTC First (seen on the left, below), available the same day for $99.99 exclusively from AT&T – pre-orders start today. As the first phone with Facebook Home built in, the HTC First offers deeper integration than the downloadable version. The key, Zuckerberg said, is that users don’t have to download anything or sign in to anything to get started. In addition, the built-in integration means Facebook Home can (unlike the downloadable version) incorporate notifications from other apps, such as email or Spotify. The email issue, particularly, will be a big deal to some people.What’s Next For Facebook Home?The April 12 launch date is only the beginning for Facebook Home. Zuckerberg promised that like all Facebook software, it will be updated monthly (not yearly like mobile operating systems). Updates will likely expand Cover Feed to include video, group joins, friending stories and other actions.Another thing to expect? Ads. While Zuckerberg said there would not be ads in Cover Feed at launch, he didn’t dispute a question that they could be added at a later date.It also makes sense to expect more smartphones with Facebook Home built in. The company made no mention of an exclusive arrangement with HTC or AT&T. The company also promised a tablet version of Facebook home within the next few months. As for a version of Facebook Home for the iPhone and iPad, Zuckerberg was non-committal. That will require working with Apple, he said, in ways that talking to Google wasn’t necessary to do the Android version.And that could actually make some waves in the mobile platform wars. “I actually think this is really good for Android,” Zuckerberg said. Even though there are more Android phones out there, he explained, a lot of people do their best work on iphone first. “This could bring more innovation to Android.”Facebook will be working to lead that. “This is a deeply technical problem, and its also a deeply social problem,” Zuckerberg said, adding that his company is uniquely positioned to deal with that combination.Images courtesy of Facebook. Lead image by Fredric Paul. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Facebook#smartphones#social Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement fredric paullast_img read more

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Free Mocha Pro Video Tutorials

first_imgTake advantage of the professional rotoscoping and tracking capabilities of Mocha!  We’ve rounded up quality Mocha video tutorials to get you started.If you’re looking to make use of Mocha Pro or the Mocha for After Effects, particularly for rotoscoping and planar tracking, then these FREE video tutorials will help you master the fundamentals of all that Mocha has to offer.The official Mocha site has a good selection of tutorials to help get you started, including download buttons which allow you to save them to your computer for offline viewing.  Take a look at this REALLY in-depth video tutorial of the step-by-step process of creating a fantasy themed shot using Mocha and After Effects:FREE – Mocha FundamentalsBen Brownlee from Curious Turtle has created this 18 part video series for anyone beginning to use Mocha for the first time. He covers everything from basic tracking and rotoscoping to corner pinning and image stabilization. The premium version of this series is also available to buy from the official Mocha site.Paid – Motion Training by Lynda.comIf you’re after even more Mocha tutorials and training then Steve Wright’s 5 hour training series on lynda.com might be the thing for you. Be aware the the training series is for Mocha 2.6 and so won’t reflect all of the features in the more recent Mocha 3.1, but with nearly 50 individual videos it certainly is comprehensive!  Check out this welcome video to get a preview of the Mocha training course:last_img read more

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Iniesta suffered to adapt to Japan

first_imgThe former Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta said he and his family had a hard time adapting to Japanese life.One of Barcelona’s biggest stars, Andres Iniesta, decided to leave the Spanish La Liga giants to join Japanese side, Vissel Kobe.For many it was a shocking move, to others it was expected as the player is now aging but he doesn’t want to stop playing football.And now the 34-year-old explains how difficult was to adapt to the Japanese lifestyle.“I have to confess that the adaption process has not been easy during my first six months in Japan, in sporting and in family terms,” he was quoted by ESPN.“We arrived here after the World Cup, so we had hardly any time to organize ourselves.”“We have spent our time getting used to the differences between the two cultures,” he added.“Japanese customs are radically different to ours [in Spain] but, finally, we feel adapted. Now it’s time to enjoy being here.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“After a run of six or seven defeats when I first got here, I was surprised how well the fans took the bad results,” he said comparing how Barca fans feel after a bad result.“The Japanese take losing in a very different way to how we do in Spain.”“I’ve found it hard to adapt to that philosophy. I have always been very competitive. I have never liked losing. Now, I have to learn from them and see it from another point of view. They’re competitive, but they extract other conclusions from defeats,” he explained.“But my time here has been infinitely more relaxed than my spell at Barca. I was completely empty [in Spain]. I had nothing left. The pressure at a club like Barca is huge. Coming to Kobe has released me from that tension.”90 años de fútbol, de pasión y de ilusiones. Fue un privilegio jugar en @LaLiga con tantos y tantos grandes jugadores y compañeros. Por muchos años más de fútbol. pic.twitter.com/htBDa4r3P9— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) February 11, 2019last_img read more

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