Duarte’s defense drills Azusa

first_imgDUARTE — The Duarte High School football team got strong play from defense and special teams to defeat Azusa High 30-7 in the Montview League opener for both teams on Friday night. The Duarte defense executed its game plan to near perfection. Aztecs running back Domingo Lopez entered the game with 696 rushing yards on the season, but the hard- hitting Falcons held him to only 27 yards on 10 carries. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But Duarte’s sophomore all- purpose back Darius Reese returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards to give the Falcons a 16-7 lead. Reese doubled up at quarterback and tailback as he passed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 51 yards. “Darius is one of the smartest kids I have ever coached and he’s only a sophomore,’ said Crutchfield. Duarte junior linebacker Brandon Lee had an interception that set up a touchdown pass from Reese to Corey Fluker. Reese and Fluker also connected on Duarte’s first touchdown, an 8- yard score in the second quarter. “Our defense is really developing a swagger,’ said Duarte coach Wardell Crutchfield. “We really wanted to gear up and stop the run. We try to suffocate people.’ With the Falcons leading 9-0 midway through the third quarter, Aztecs linebacker Ramon Ochoa intercepted a pass and returned the ball inside the Falcons’ 40-yard line. The interception led to a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Gabriel Ochoa to Nathan Martinez. center_img “Tonight was a total team effort,’ said Crutchfield. “Our defense ran around and swarmed to the ball.’ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Closing the Gift Shop: Facebook Redefines Credits

first_imgRelated Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos We know some of you may be saddened by the news of Facebook closing down its Gift Shop, but we have just one thing to say: good riddance to virtual junk. Whether it’s a box of chocolates you can’t actually taste or a teddy bear you can’t squeeze, you’ll have to satiate all your virtual cravings over the coming weeks, because come August 1, these imaginary offerings will be no more. The one question everyone is asking, however, is why would Facebook close down a venture that sells imaginary, low-to-no-overhead items for real-world money?Facebook’s product manager for games and credits Jared Morgenstern wrote in a blog post that “closing the Gift Shop may disappoint many of the people who have given millions of gifts, but we made the decision after careful thought about where we need to focus our product development efforts. We’ll be able to focus more on improving and enhancing products and features that people use every day, such as Photos, News Feed, Inbox, games, comments, the ‘Like’ button and the Wall.”All Facebook’s Nick O’Neill suggests Facebook is simply getting serious about the virtual goods market. Instead of fake teddy bears, however, the company is setting its sights on applications. O’Neill points to Facebook’s acquisition of NextStop as the company positioning itself in the mobile application provider space. Inside Facebook’s Justin Smith comes to a similar conclusion, saying we’re witnessing a symbolic moment when Facebook “decided that it doesn’t want to be in the business of creating virtual goods for users to buy” but instead be the platform on which they sell those goods and the creator of the currency with which they sell them. The question still lingers: Could virtual gift cards and flowers really have taken that much in the way of “product development efforts”? We can’t imagine so, in relation to the nearly pure profit the gift shop must have offered. It did, however, give the impression that Facebook’s Credits were only for those who were into the idea of throwing away money at things that didn’t actually exist. The closing down of the gift shop looks to us like a concerted effort to overhaul the image of Facebook Credits. Up until now, Credits have been used primarily for virtual gifts, with the recent addition of games and in-game items. We can’t imagine it will be long before Credits are used to purchase apps, real-world items like tickets to events and on-site advertising. center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Facebook#news#web mike melansonlast_img read more

Using Lightweight Technologies to Make the Most of Communications Networks

first_imgThis paper from Qwest Business encourages decision makers to consider communications an investment instead of an expense, citing ways that businesses can actually save money through telecommunication-driven initiatives such as teleworking. The paper outlines seven tactics for using telecommunications to drive efficiency.Using Lightweight Technologies to Make the Most of Communications NetworksView more documents from ReadWriteWeb. Related Posts klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#RWEnterpriseSponsored center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Caring for the elderly

first_imgEconomic developments and technological innovations have helped increase life expectancy worldwide. There was a time when thousands would perish because of epidemics like plague and smallpox which had an adverse effect on life expectancy. Such deadly diseases are under control now. Life expectancy in India was 32 years at the time of independence in 1947. In 1969 it rose to 47 years further growing to 60 years in 1994 and 69 years in 2019. India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund. The number of young people in our country increased at a rapid rate and the number of elderly also grew steadily. Also Read – A special kind of bondAccording to the law, a “senior citizen” means any person being a citizen of India, who has attained the age of 60 years or above. Population Census 2011 revealed that there are nearly 104 million elderly persons (aged 60 years or above) in India; 53 million females and 51 million males. A report released by the United Nations Population Fund and Help Age India suggests that the number of elderly persons is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026. From 5.6 per cent in 1961, the proportion of the elderly increased up to 8.6 per cent in 2011. (Source: Elderly in India 2016) Also Read – Insider threat managementAn elderly person has to face manifold challenges, including physical, mental, emotional, social and financial. They are always worried about social security. As one grows, both the physical and mental faculties face a downward trend. The person is more prone to fall prey to various types of diseases. Most of these diseases are of degenerative nature and thus are of chronic nature. List of risks including illnesses, disorders, ailments, maladies, and diseases associated with old age are quite long. Through various researches around 125 diseases have been identified to be directly connected with this age group. Arthritis is a very common condition leading to pain in the joints and lowering the quality of life by prohibiting day to day activity and movements of the person. It may be fatal in a little number of cases. Heart Diseases are the leading killers of persons above the age of 65. An elderly person needs to get his heart monitored time to time to get to know any disease cropping up well on time. This needs awareness and has financial implications as well. Cancer is the second leading cause of death. The person has to pay repeated hospital visits requiring expensive investigations, monitoring and medical or surgical intervention for a long period of time. All this seriously affects the economy of the whole family and psychology of the patient. Depression is one of serious issue associated with it. Respiratory Diseases are the third common cause of death among the elderly who are more vulnerable to pneumonia and other infections. Many of them in this age group develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which requires repeated hospitalisation and intensive treatment. Cerebrovascular accidents occur as a result of leakage or clotting of blood in the brain or tumours in the cranium. A person may develop paralysis. His quality of life becomes very poor and he becomes dependent on others. This becomes a cause of serious psychological disturbance and a matter of stress for the whole family. Parkinsonism hampers the person’s capabilities and gradually cripples the physical capacities. Alzheimer’s disease occurs because of the degenerative process of the brain. The patient develops cognitive impairment and is unable to take care of himself. He is a concern to the family for safety and cost involved in his care. Osteoporosis makes bones brittle and the person is more likely to develop fracture of any bone. The fracture of vertebral bodies can cripple the patient. Falls are more common and these are an emergency condition, which requires hospitalisation. Incidence of Diabetes is increasing in our country. Those who had developed Diabetes in early age develop several complications by the time they reach elderly age. Complications may be related to the nervous system, heart, kidney, muscles and other body systems. Infections occur more commonly in this age group because of the lowering of immunity in this age group. Sometimes these may prove to be fatal. Depression is an increasing problem in our country which is occurring as a result of changing family relations, increase in the cost of healthcare, physical incapacities which increase with the age and person’s dependence on his siblings. Losing one’s life partner causes loneliness and isolation leading to depression. Poverty affects senior citizens health. Older women are slightly more likely than men to be living in poverty, and that gap widens in those over 80 years. Single older adults are also significantly more likely to live alone with fewer resources. Elderly age group is a challenging period in one’s life. Feeling of dependence on children for many day-to-day needs is difficult to accept. Financial deprivation adds up to the difficulties. The situation gets worse if the family is uncaring and neglecting the elderly. In our country where the social security net is very poor, elderly people face great difficulties as far as healthcare is concerned. To ameliorate the situation several steps have to be taken. Elderly need compassion. They need emergency care – sometimes repeatedly. Health care of the elderly has to be designed accordingly. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Mamata to meet PM Modi today

first_imgKolkata: Describing her scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday in New Delhi as a “courtesy” one, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would highlight various issues like funds that are due to the state during her talk with the PM.Talking to reporters at city airport before leaving for the national capital, Banerjee said she would also raise matters like changing name of West Bengal as well merger of public sector banks during the meeting. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAmid the hype surrounding the one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, Banerjee said her visit to the national capital was part of the “routine work”. According to sources in the state secretariat Nabanna, the CM and PM meeting is scheduled at 4:30 pm on Wednesday. “I go to New Delhi very rarely. I do not go anywhere because I have some responsibilities here. We have to go to New Delhi for some administrative reasons because it is the capital, the Parliament is there, the President, Prime Minister all stay there that’s is at times we need to go there. This is a routine work,” the TMC supremo said. Banerjee earlier in the day greeted the PM on his 69th birthday. Sources said that the Bengal CM was likely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.last_img read more

Microsoft paying 75 billion for GitHub

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Microsoft says it’s paying $7.5 billion in stock for the popular coder hangout GitHub.GitHub is a platform where software developers can go to host and review each other’s code.The San Francisco startup was founded in 2008 and has grown sharply since announcing its first outside investment in 2012. It now counts about 27 million software developers around the world who use its platform to share code and build businesses. It’s free to use GitHub for open-source projects, but some developers and businesses pay a monthly fee to access private code repositories and other services.Microsoft said Monday it expects the deal to close by year-end.last_img read more

The Latest France delays fuel utility hikes amid protests

first_imgPARIS — The Latest on France’s response to violent protests (all times local):11:45 a.m.French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced a suspension of fuel tax and utility hikes in an effort to appease a protest movement that plunged Paris into chaos last weekend.Philippe said the planned increase, which has provoked violent riots and was set to be introduced in January, will be suspended for six months.Philippe said “no tax is worth putting the nation’s unity in danger.”More than 100 people were injured in the French capital and 412 arrested over the weekend during France’s worst urban riot in years, with dozens of cars torched.___11:30 a.m.The French soccer league says it has postponed Saturday’s match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier amid expected anti-government protests.The match at the Parc des Princes stadium has been called off because police say they fear they won’t have enough forces available to guarantee fans’ security because of the protests likely to take place in the French capital that day.The match will be rescheduled at a later date.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is expected to announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes later Tuesday in an effort to appease a protest movement that has grown and plunged Paris into chaos last weekend with large-scale rioting. But the move is unlikely to end demonstrations.___9:05 a.m.French media say Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes in an effort to appease a protest movement that has radicalized.Both Le Monde newspaper and France Info radio say the planned increase, which has provoked riots, will be suspended for several months. Philippe is also expected to announce other measures aimed at easing tensions.The prime minister is expected to announce the move later Tuesday.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Province provides more than 1 million to Northern BC Ground Search and

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – As Northern B.C. Ground Search and Rescue groups prepare for the summer, the Provincial Government is bolstering their operations with more than $1 million in provincial funding.According to the Government, this allocation in funding comes from an investment of $18.6 million that the Province is providing over the next three years to support Search and Rescue efforts in Northern B.C.The funding will be used towards training, support and the purchasing of equipment. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, says this funding fills an immediate need and will allow groups to continue their work.Farnworth adds that while they are providing funds to Search and Rescue groups, he says British Columbians need to do their part when it comes to outdoor safety.“This historic level of funding fills an immediate need, so these ground search and rescue organizations can continue to do their great work. And while we help support these volunteers with more funding to do their work, British Columbians can do their part by being prepared to go into the outdoors.”More information on the B.C. Search and Rescue Association, and for outdoor safety tips, you can visit bcsara.com.last_img read more