Calleja, Price push Warriors past Crusaders

first_imgOJ Calleja had three rushing touchdowns, Ethan Price had two touchdowns on offense and two interceptions on defense and the Del Norte “road” Warriors outlasted St. Bernard’s for a 42-31 victory Saturday afternoon on the road at St. Bernard’s High School.“Today’s win was fantastic,” Del Norte head coach Lewis Nova said. “It’s been a long time since we beat St. Bernard’s, so to finally come out here and get one is great for our team and our momentum heading into playoffs.”Saturday’s contest was …last_img read more

Apple Promises To Fix Glitches In Map Software By Rearranging Earth’s Geography [Video]

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Apple#humor 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img jon mitchell I bet, if Steve Jobs were still in charge, they would have actually done this. No, really, though, this is an amusing poke at Apple’s megalomania. I think Cook did an okay job defusing this criticism by highlighting competitors’ map apps in the App Store, but those of us who have gotten lost thanks to Apple Maps could use a couple more chuckles at its expense. The Onion happily obliges.Apple Promises To Fix Glitches In Map Software By Rearranging Earth’s Geography Related Posts last_img read more

Making the case for API neutrality

first_imgAPI Economy Business Drivers: #2 – ReachThe State of API Integration: SOAP vs. REST, public APIs and moreWhat is API Throttling, Quota, Rate Limiting and Burst? Related Posts Websockets and IoT: Why don’t the two go together? A judge just obliged Linkedin to allow third-party companies to copy public LinkedIn profile data. Of course, Linkedin appealed this decision but this can be a precedent in the space — and for good, contrary to what first commentators are saying.This is typically what I call an API neutrality case.First, let’s agree that an API is a remote access to your digital assets, so you should have total control to license this asset to anyone you choose, for business reasons or otherwise but you get to decide.See also: What open APIs will mean for the future of direct paymentsBut in the context of public user-generated data, things may be different. This data was entered by Linkedin users, working for free to fill their public profile and leverage the platform. Linkedin uses this data to leverage the critical mass of users to be the main business social network. On top of that, Linkedin can generate private intelligent and data based on the dynamic relations of the people and companies on the network. And this is where there is the value.Linkedin scaled their platform thanks to this free work, so it should not be their choice but the users’ choice to decide it they allow third party startups to access it to build a new generation of apps. Some will argue that Linkedin users have signed Linkedin terms of service, but in a context of such big monopolistic platform, not allowing public profile user-generated data to be publicly accessible by 3rd parties is, in my opinion, abusive and not in the best interest of the users.They could do like Facebook is doing with OAuth protocol via the “Connect with Facebook” buttons in the context of their platform “reciprocity” rule. Even users permissions like the “friends_list” disappeared over time, but they are a lot more open on that.Just like AirbnbThis is like the story of Airbnb. They scraped Craigslist to bootstrap their platform at the beginning, but which now no longer allows third parties to scrape their website to find renters. This is unfair if we want fair competition and a free market. Startups, at the beginning, avoid legal or moral barriers — and when they become bigger they favor of barriers to entry on their market? Really? Have we no memory? Are we so greedy that we want to avoid others to benefits from what made us successful?More open data is good for innovation and benefits the platform economy. In the best interest of users, it should be users’ decisions, not the platform’s decision. I will sum this up in one sentence from the French priest Lacordaire: “For the strong and the weak, for the rich and the poor, between the master and the slave, sometimes the freedom is the oppression and the law is the protection.”For users, the law should oblige platforms to give them the choice about fair third party access to their user-generated data. I hope the judgment will be confirmed and that will make that case.Some key stories on the business of APIs: Building a Predictive Analytics Model From Scratch How APIs and Machine Learning are Evolving The Fast Pace of Facial Recognition Innovation Mehdi Medjaoui Tags:#api#featured#Internet of Things#Internet of Thng#IoT#net neutrality#top last_img read more

Opposition parties unite against EVMs

first_imgDemanding that the Maharashtra Assembly elections be held using paper ballots instead of EVMs, opposition parties in the State on Friday announced a protest march on the issue in Mumbai on August 21. Taking centre stage, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray brought together State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders Ajit Pawar and Chhagan Bhujbal, farmers’ leader Raju Shetti, and representatives of left and socialist parties to address a press conference.Last month, Mr. Thackeray had met the Chief Election Commissioner in Delhi, demanding elections using paper ballots. He met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to discuss the matter four days ago, and also met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to invite her to join the anti-EVM protests. On Friday, Mr. Pawar said, “We are not expressing distrust of anyone, but doubts are being raised over the use of EVMs. Any election must be fought in a transparent manner. A number of developed countries have stopped the use of EVMs. The demand to go back on ballot isn’t of any one particular party, but it is coming from the people and we will try to raise it at the appropriate levels.” Mr. Thackeray said using ballot papers will instil trust for the poll process among people. “People in the U.S. had raised suspicions over Donald Trump’s election as their president. The chips installed in the EVMs come from the U.S.,” he said.The MNS chief, whose party did not contest the general elections, said the opposition parties will seek citizens’ views on ballot papers and submit these forms to the Election Commission. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena, too, should join the August 21 protest march. “There will be no party flag at the protest,” he said. He asked what the harm was to switch to paper ballots if the ruling parties were confident of winning 220 to 225 Assembly seats.When asked about the BJP pointing towards its loss in the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh Assembly polls despite the use of EVMs, Mr. Thackeray accused the party of “creating an illusion.” He said that the BJP’s target was to retain power at the Centre and not in these States. “So, all these results were only for the satisfaction of you all,” he said, suggesting the BJP lost these polls to deflate the opposition’s criticism of the EVMs. Mr. Thorat said it was the demand of the people that elections be held on ballot paper. “And when people have doubts in their minds, it is the responsibility of the Election Commission and the government to clear those doubts,” the Congress leader said.On Thursday, Maharashtra Chief Electoral Officer Baldev Singh had said EVMs are technically secure and can never record a false vote. He said these machines have a very robust security protocol and can’t be tampered with or manipulated.Meanwhile, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on a tour of the State, slammed the opposition over the demand. “Accusations against EVMs reflect a mistrust of voters. Instead of blaming EVMs, the opposition should introspect why it has lost connect with the people,” he said at a press conference in Wardha on Friday. Mr Fadnavis said the opposition parties, too, have ruled the State and country on the basis of EVMs. They should instead admit their wrongs to the people and tell them how they would rectify their mistakes if given a chance again, he said.last_img read more

Brazil beat Croatia 3-1, clinch first points in FIFA World Cup

first_imgNeymar celebrates after scoring a goal for Brazil against Croatia on Friday Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS | REFEREE BLUNDER Brazil had a disastrous start when defender Marcelo found his own net while trying to clear a low cross by Ivica Olic in the 11th minute, but Neymar then showed why the nation’s high hopes are all pinned on him. The 22-year-old forward equalized in the 29th minute, clearing a defender in midfield before making a run toward the edge of the area and firing a perfectly placed low shot that went in off the post. The game turned on a controversial penalty awarded by Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura in the 71st minute when striker Fred went down inside the area under minimal contact from defender Dejan Lovren. Neymar scored from the spot and the Croatians were furious. “If that was a penalty, we should be playing basketball,” said Croatia coach Niko Kovac. “Those kinds of fouls are penalized there.” “That is shameful, this is not a World Cup referee. He had one kind of criteria for them and another for us. The rules were not the same,” said Kovac. As Croatia searched desperately for an equalizer, Oscar added to the lead in the first minute of injury time with a toe poke from just outside the penalty area. Croatia had a few good chances toward the end and had a goal disallowed in the 83rd after the referee ruled Olic had fouled Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar.advertisement The host nation hasn’t lost in the opening match in the last nine World Cups. South Africa was held by Mexico to a 1-1 draw four years ago. A draw would have been a huge disappointment for Brazil, which had won its opening match the last eight times. The five-time champion entered the home tournament having won 15 of its last 16 games, including five in last year’s Confederations Cup, the warm-up tournament it won. The team hadn’t been held to a draw in the opener since a 1-1 result against Sweden in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. The result kept Croatia without a win in its last five World Cup matches. Its last triumph was a 2-1 win over Italy in 2002. The Croats didn’t play in South Africa four years ago. The tournament finally got underway as planned after months of talk about the preparation problems that plagued Brazil since it was picked as host seven years ago. The troubled Itaquerao Stadium, which wasn’t fully finished for the opener, held up without major setbacks to fans or the match itself, although part of the lights atop the pitch went out a few times for brief periods in the first half. Despite the support from most of the more than 62,100 fans in attendance, Brazil got off to a slow start and allowed Croatia to threaten early. It opened the scoring with one of its first chances as Marcelo failed to clear Olic’s cross. The ball got slightly redirected by striker Nikica Jelavic before the Brazilian defender touched it backward into the goal. The crowd stayed behind the team despite the setback and Brazil started creating more chances. Midfielder Paulinho and playmaker Oscar both came close to scoring, but it was Neymar who found the net with his well-struck low shot into the far corner. “I wouldn’t say it was the best game, but it’s the World Cup debut,” said Oscar. “I’m representing the national team and I’m giving it my best. And I managed to do this.” The penalty kick was awarded when Fred appeared to be tugged inside the area by Lovren. The Croats insisted Fred wasn’t touched and at least five Croatian players swarmed around Nishimura of Japan to protest. Neymar converted his shot from the spot even though Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa touched the ball and nearly made the save. The goals were Neymar’s 32nd and 33rd goals in 50 matches with Brazil’s national team. The Barcelona star got a standing ovation when he was substituted near the end of the match. He had received a yellow card in the 27th for elbowing Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric. The other Group A match will be played between Mexico and Cameroon in Natal on Friday.last_img read more