49ers Richard Sherman fully expects NFL labor lockout

first_img“I’m going to go out there and cover the guy I’m on and keep … Get 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.SANTA CLARA — Richard Sherman spoke up Thursday as the 49ers’ newly elected player rep and matter-of-factly predicted a 2021 NFL labor lockout.That buzzkill can wait.The 49ers open their season Sunday in Minnesota, and it can’t be understated what it means to also hear Sherman talk about his impending comeback from last year’s Achilles tear.last_img read more

Huskies ride big 3rd quarter to win

first_imgAfter 12 hard-fought, slow-paced and foul-heavy minutes the Eureka boy’s basketball team held a slim lead over the visiting Fortuna Huskies midway through the second quarter.Huskies’ head coach Tony Miles called a timeout after Eureka’s Zach Reed hit a 3-pointer to take a 22-17 lead — and then the Huskies woke up.Zac Claus and Donald Willis combined for 10 points in under two minutes, Joseph “Jojo” McGinnis came off the bench to nail back-to-back 3-pointers and the Huskies closed out the …last_img read more

Wear slippers to help make dreams come true

first_imgYoung girls smile, enjoying last year’s successful Reach for dream Slipper Day. (Image: Reach for a Dream)For one day people can swap stilettos, brogues or sneakers for cosy slippers in the name of helping a gravely ill child.Reach for a Dream Foundation’s Slipper Day calls on ordinary citizens to make a difference by just donating R10 for a sticker to allow people to go to work on 5 August 2016 wearing slippers.This nationwide campaign has grown quickly since its inception in 2011. At first it was a provincial campaign when it amassed R175 000 in KwaZulu-Natal. In 2012 it went national and managed to raise R1.3-million. In 2015 it collected a staggering R3.5-million.According to Reach for a Dream’s website Slipper Day is a “fun initiative that creates awareness for the foundation, whilst raising funds to make more dreams a reality for children fighting life-threatening illnesses”.Bronwyn Feldwick-Davis, the foundation’s marketing manager said Slipper Day is successful because it gets all South Africans involved for as little as R10.“The thought of a child battling for their life when they should be enjoying the most magical time of their lives, their childhood, is something that most citizens feel compassion and empathy towards.”Julia Sotirianakos, CEO at the foundation said Slipper Day provides people an easy way to do something good and support children fighting life-threatening illnesses.“Even during tough economic times you can make a difference with just R10 and doing something fun with your feet,” she said.“By wearing your slippers on Slipper Day, you can help to bring dreams to life and if we can make dreams come true, we can instil hope in a child which will help them to continue fighting.”This year the foundation hopes to sell 650 000 stickers, which will almost double its fundraising total from 2015.Stickers can be bought at Reach for a Dream branches, as well as in Wimpy or Pick ‘n Pay stores nationwide.Reach for a Dream has been helping children and teens battling life-threatening illnesses since 1988. Whether it’s a surprise birthday party, a laptop, shopping sprees or meeting their favourite personality, the foundation has been making dreams come true.last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, April 9 2011

first_imgWe’re always on the lookout for upcoming Web tech events from around world. Know of something taking place that should appear here? Want to get your event included in the calendar? Let us know in the comments below or email us. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#events#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market ReadWrite Sponsorslast_img read more

Browser Makers Cooperate On Support For Multi-Platform Web Development

first_imgRelated Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Welcome to your “official” support site, Web developers. The Web’s top four browser developers – Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera – teamed with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and technology companies including Nokia, HP, Adobe and Facebook –  to create Web Platform Docs, a Wiki devoted to sussing out and stomping bugs and other issues when trying to develop for multiple browsers.Obviously, the effort primarily benefits developers, but it should eventually result in a greate number of sites that work properly no matter what browser you use to access them.Other sites already provide the same sort of collaborative approach to development, including SitePoint and especially StackOverflow, which uses the same votes/answers model of presenting questions and answers. In those sites, designers and developers work together to develop solutions, with some participation from members of the individual browser companies. The idea is to smooth Web development, eliminating bugs, development costs and headaches. In one example cited by Microsoft, Erik Klimczak, creative director at Clarity Consulting, had been using a common trick to make an image uniformly scale, but found out it didn’t work on a particular browser. After contacting the browser’s development team himself, he found that the feature was supported, but in an undocumented feature.A Cooperative VentureAll of the major browser makers have committed to funding the site and providing resources, according to Ian Jacobs, the head of communications for the W3C. He was unable to say, however, what the extent of each company’s contributions would be.“I think the first thing to note is that there are many great sites out there, but one of the challenges we’ve heard from developers is that when you look at all the sites around there it’s time-consuming, and there might be inconsistencies,” Jacobs said. “Vendors, when they put up information, it may be generic, and it might be proprietary, and so we want to the W3C membership, and said we’d like to do the same thing we do with membership, which is to leverage the collective effort… and remove redundancies, remove inconsistencies and make it easier to find things.”In an email, a spokeswoman for Google said that the company wouldn’t disclose its financial commitment: “We don’t disclose any financial terms or details, but in regards to maintenance of the site, the community and some people from the stewards organizations will continue to work on and monitor the site.”Microsoft provided a bit more detail: “The role of stewards is intentionally limited in favor of self-governance by the community,” a Microsoft spokeswoman said in an email. “Stewards focus primarily on facilitating the long-term operation of Web Platform Docs. In practice, this means that stewards provide Web Platform Docs with funding and relevant infrastructure, while helping the community address issues that may arise that the community is not able to address. The stewards do not manage the content of the site, nor do they define the processes the community adopts to manage itself, unless requested to by the community. Although some representatives of the stewards participate in developing the site, they do so as peers of other members of the community.”You’ll Find What You’re Looking ForOne of the site’s strengths, according to Jacobs, will be the inclusion of clear, ordered documentation from the W3C. Visitors to the site will find published content from the founding organizations, including more than 3,200 topics from the Microsoft Developer Network, Microsoft said. In addition, there will eventually be a sample library that takes into account real-world scenarios, and tutorials that provide guidance on how to use new and existing technologies. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid markhachman Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#Google#hack#Microsoft#Web Development That may mean that the documentation content will favor IE, at least in the early stages. A generic search for “Chrome” in the documentation portion of the site favored IE in most of the results, although expanding the results offered up more choices. (For example, in the page describing CSS properties for font size, portions of the content were pulled from MSDN, and there are several MSDN links at the bottom.) The Web Platform Docs site does claim that it’s still in an alpha status, however.“With Web Platform Docs, we now have a central place where we can learn what the standard is, when we can use that particular feature, and the right way to use it,” Rey Bango, a Windows technical evangelist at Microsoft, said. “That’s important to me, and it’s important to Web developers. They want to take advantage of the cool stuff – the toys – and they want to do it responsibly. This site gives them that capability.”Hands-Off ApproachAccording to Jacobs, the site will take a hands-off approach toward managing content, allowing users who achieve the same level of expertise – which appears to be assigned through a points system – to achieve the same status as representatives from the browser developers themselves. Content will be developed as much by the users as much by the companies. “We decided that it would be better to open up Web Platform Docs to the community as early as possible, so that everyone – including you – can help expand and refine the documentation, and ultimately define the direction of the site,” Alex Komoroske, a project manager with Google’s Open Web Platform team, said in a blog post. Jacobs also said that the “official” nature Web Platform Docs site won’t prevent a free-wheeling discussion. That should mean that a developer who asks about a controversial topic, or who makes a claim about which browser correctly implements a CSS feature, for example, won’t be moderated down just because one of the site’s members disagrees with the premise. Don’t expect a discussion of proprietary technologies like Javascript, Jacobs added; however, nothing’s truly “out of scope,” he added.“One of the great things is that we have the attention of the vendors. And while they’re keen on accuracy, the policies of the site won’t restrict the nature of the discussion,” Jacobs said.last_img read more

Four labourer buried alive while repairing tunnel in Rajasthan

first_imgFour labourers, repairing a tunnel in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district, died after being buried alive under debris, the police said on Saturday.The victims were trapped under the debris on Friday which fell due to vibrations generated by a poclain machine at the site on Beawar-Pindwara national highway, they said.The family members of the deceased, identified as Devi Singh, 32, Uttam Kumar, 23, Mahendra Kumar Meena, 27, and Mahendra Hiragar, 30, have refused to accept the bodies till they are provided compensation by the private firm which was carrying out the repair work, Sirohi collector Babu Lal Meena said.The bodies have been kept at a mortuary. The State government has announced ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased. A case has been registered against the company and the driver of the poclain machine, the police said.last_img read more