‘Goodbye Dominic’ – St George’s Football Team Pen Tributes to Late Captain

first_img STUDENTS’ TRIBUTES “I’m sorry I didn’t get to tell you you’re someone I admired a lot and I always wanted to be like you in terms of academics and your playing style. Love you, Dominic Alessandro James,” shared Taffarel Hamilton. There were a few words of regret as well, as some wished for one more opportunity to see him face-to-face. “I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to tell you how much I love you and that I’ll do everything that I can just to see that angelic smile of yours. I’m elated to have met you and that we’ve had so much wonderful moments together,” wrote Alex Marshall. Others tried to console themselves with the fact that Dominic was no longer in pain and that he was in a better place. “Sometimes we all wonder why God takes the most beautiful souls, but do you ever notice when you pick a flower, you pick the most beautiful one? Well that’s you,” signed Jonathan and Matthew Wilson. It is clear that Dominic’s spirit will remain with this team. The hashtag #WEDOITFORDELLY has become a rallying cry for STGC as they continue their search for schoolboy football glory. And the young men gave the assurance that Dominic would never be forgotten. D’Andro Segre said, “His kind-hearted spirit will surely be missed and never forgotten,” while Romario Harding probably summed it up best: “Your spirit will always be with us. We never say DIE!! WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW!” It is amazing that one so young could leave such an indelible mark. The tears have not yet begun to dry after the death of Dominic Alessandro James, the unquestioned leader and captain of the St George’s College (STGC) Manning Cup team. On September 20, mere minutes into STGC’s match against Excelsior High, Dominic collapsed to the turf. Despite being rushed to hospital, it was to be the last time he featured on a football pitch. A promising footballer and bright young man had heard the final whistle. There is an archaic notion that boys aren’t supposed to cry. But there was not a dry eye at the mini-stadium that afternoon as players and officials from both teams openly wept. Since Dominic’s passing, the same young men he led out into battle in light blue and white have been expressing their love for him. Their words, printed in two pages of the Sunday Gleaner of September 25, a day before Dominic’s 19th birthday. The written expressions give real insight into the team, no, the family, of which Dominic was a major part; and perhaps he was its very core. In times of grief, words can prove insufficient to fully describe the emotions. But the team did its best to make sure the world knew how they truly felt. Teammates described ‘Delly Ranks’, as Dominic was affectionately known, as a “role model”, “a loving brother”, “a motivator”, and “a wonderful leader”. In a day and age when young men are accused of shying away from their feelings, several members of the team openly expressed how they loved Dominic. “You’ve been a great friend, brother, and leader. I love you and I miss you,” wrote Damani Harris. Paul Young Jr echoed those sentiments when he penned, “Words cannot truly express how I feel about you. I will always love you, Dominic Alessandro.” Others expressed admiration for how Dominic carried himself.last_img read more

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Microsoft Stays Conservative On Web Standards In IE9-To-IE10 Shift

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… “The way we approach this is from the standpoint of what developers want, within the platform,” said Rob Mauceri, Microsoft’s group program manager for Internet Explorer. “When there are standards being developed with the W3C [World Wide Web Consortium], often time we are directly involved with those standards. We work with others in the community to define and then implement those standards, as they’re ready and mature enough to implement, and as developers are actually interested in them.”In IE10 Microsoft implemented 30 new standards, including HTML5, CSS3 and Web applications, Mauceri said. IE10 adds new rich visual effects to the page with shadows, 3D transforms, CSS3 gradients, sophisticated page layouts with CSS3 grids, flexbox and multicolumn support. Plus, there are enhancements to the Web programming model like LocalDB, per-application caching, WebSockets, Web workers and more.“These are just a few examples, but they really cut across things… developers look for as they’re building new experiences on the Web,” Mauceri said.Leading From Behind?“There are two aspects of what Rob called out: what developers want, and what developers are coding to,” said Ryan Gavin, the general manager for IE within Microsoft. “Is the spec ready for the browser? And then there’s the thing that you lose when you go to an HTML5test.com that generates a somewhat arbitrary score and tries to put the thing down into a numerical value. In some cases we have a point of view unlike some of the other browser vendors: implementing a spec too early actually causes developers a lot of pain.”“And so it’s really not a race to throw as much crap as you can into the browser,” Gavin added. “If you implement a spec too early and it changes, as these things do, sometimes on a weekly basis, the developer ends up writing and rewriting and writing their site, and testing it, because they’re always in break-fix mode, because that spec is always evolving.”Microsoft tries to add support for a standard when it’s “site-ready”: defined as a state that when developer writes to a spec, there’s a high degree of confidence that it’s going to work and persist over time, Gavin said.Commercial BlitzMicrosoft plans to launch a commercial blitz around the new IE10 platform, made by the same agency that developed the “Beauty of the Web” spot and the Lewis song. The new commercial will go live on Tuesday, pushing – naturally – the aspect of touch. (Gavin took the high road when asked about the touch-enabled Chromebook Pixel, applauding Google for following Microsoft’s lead.)Most would agree that the “Beauty of the Web” spot does an excellent job of showcasing Internet Explorer, and the new commercial goes a step further, adding touch to the equation. As Microsoft moves forward, its challenge is to persuade third-party developers to continue making the Web beautiful, too.   8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Browsers#Internet Explorer#Microsoft A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 on Tuesday, providing a substantial speed increase over Internet Explorer 9 as well as more support for modern Web standards. But Microsoft added that it will continue its conservative approach to supporting Web standards – no doubt disappointing some in the Web community.For those Windows 7 users with Windows Update turned on, IE 9 on Windows 7 will begin self-upgrading around the world, Microsoft said, within the 95 different languages supported by the Microsoft browser. To help mark the occasion, Microsoft launched ExploreTouch.ie, where users can explore singer Blake Lewis’ song, “Your Touch.” The site is designed to showcase the use of touch, IE10 and Windows 8, Microsoft said.Better, Faster, StrongerIE10 is designed to improve performance, privacy and compatibility compared to IE9. Specifically, Microsoft claimed that IE10 users would load websites 20% faster than in IE9 – giving the new browser what company executives characterized as market-leading real-world site performance. In tests of eight common browsing tasks by independent researchers at Principled Technologies, IE10 was up to 63% faster than Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS, the firm found, and Microsoft also cited real-world tests of site performance that found IE10 came out on top. (Of course, it always makes sense to take browser makers’ speed claims with a bit of salt.) The performance enhancements could be a factor helping IE climb to more than 55.14% share of browser usage, as measured by Net Applications, its highest share ever among desktop browsers. (At the beginning of February, NetApps said that 2.3% of desktop users used Windows 8, which ships with its own version of IE10.)From a privacy standpoint, Microsoft has left a feature called Do Not Track on by default, asking websites not to track IE10 users. Advertisers have howled in protest at this feature, but IE10 also includes Tracking Protection, which actively blocks personal information from being transferred. (Still, Australia has expressed concerns about Microsoft’s suggested approach to privacy and data collection, wondering if incidental data provided by routine transactions could be used without consent to build a user profile.)Slow And Steady On Web StandardsMicrosoft has long taken a more deliberate approach toward implementing Web standards than other browser vendors, which has earned the company some criticism – perhaps due to the legacy of browsers like IE6, whose insecurity and lack of standards support has collected widespread scorn, and a place in PC World’s list of the 25 worst tech products, among others. (Microsoft later created IE6countdown, a concerted effort to kill off IE6; today, just 0.2% of U.S. users still rely on it, the site claims. It has a much higher market share in some overseas markets.)Some critics haven’t given up the fight. “We are filing this complaint on behalf of all consumers who are tired of having a monopolist make choices for them,” said Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, which asked the EU to prevent Microsoft from bundling Internet Explorer with Windows. “In addition to promoting the free choice of individual consumers, we are a champion of open Web standards and cross-platform innovation. We cannot rest until we’ve brought fair and equitable options to consumers worldwide.”That was in 2007, however. Criticism has tapered off in recent years, although Microsoft has fallen on its sword a time or two: markhachmanlast_img read more

Zen Mobile launches Cinemax Force smartphone with 2900mAh battery at Rs 4,290

first_imgDomestic mobile manufacturer Zen Mobile on Thursday launched a new affordable Cinemax Force smartphone at Rs 4,290. The smartphone features 5.5inch FWVGA display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired up with1GB of RAM and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.”We will continue to focus on strengthening our Cinemax portfolio by offering devices that are loaded with powerful and smart features at a competitive price point,” said Sanjay Kalirona, CEO of Zen Mobile, in a statement.The device sports 5MP auto-focus primary camera, 2MP front camera, has 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB and houses 2,900mAh battery.The company has also introduced a screen damage replacement policy which is valid for one time replacement with a labour charge of Rs 180 for smartphones and Rs 90 for feature phones, with additional government taxes as applicable.Also Read: Zen Cinemax 3 smartphone launched at Rs 5,499The company earlier this year also launched Cinemax 3 smartphone at Rs 5,499. The smartphone comes pre-loaded with games, live TV streaming app NexGenTV, music streaming service Saavn and Vuliv video player. The device with 5.5-inch FWVGA IPS display is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.  The smartphone sports 5MP auto-focus rear camera and 3.2MP front camera, has 16GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB and houses 2,900mAh battery. The smartphone also has SOS feature that allows users to send location details to five pre-defined numbers of user’s choice in case of an emergency.advertisementWith IANS inputslast_img read more

Country’s Rating Upgraded from Stable to Positive

first_img Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the country’s rating has been upgraded from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’ by international rating agency, Fitch, as a result of macroeconomic improvements. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the country’s rating has been upgraded from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’ by international rating agency, Fitch, as a result of macroeconomic improvements.He said these include further reduction in unemployment to a 10-year low at 10.3 per cent; stabilisation of the Jamaican dollar, which revalued to $125.50 against the US dollar up to Friday (February 2); growth in the tourism and business process outsourcing industries; and a construction industry that is “literally booming”.The Minister was speaking at Thursday’s (February 1) signing ceremony for €9.17 million (US$10 million) in grant funding under the European Union-Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF) for the Government’s energy management and efficiency project, at the Ministry in Kingston.Additionally, Mr. Shaw said the debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is poised for further reduction and is expected to close the 2017/18 fiscal year below 105 per cent.“We are moving in a very aggressive way to deal with all the fundamental issues that collectively militate against business and consumer confidence and investments (and by extension, growth).We have to make sure that we do the necessary things to make our country more appropriately aligned with global standards,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, representatives of several of Jamaica’s multilateral and development partners have welcomed the news of the country’s macroeconomic progress and upgraded rating.The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) General Manager, Country Department, Caribbean Group, Therese Turner-Jones, noted that the out-turns show that Jamaica has “come a long way”.She said the Fitch announcement also indicates how far Jamaica has progressed in terms of reducing debt and improving the overall macroeconomic environment.“So, I think we are all extremely proud of that – the IDB especially, because we have been working with you on this for the last five years. I think the future is bright,” Mrs. Turner-Jones added.For his part, visiting Director-General for International Cooperation and Development in the European Commission, Stefano Manservisi, said he is “very happy” with Jamaica’s progress, which has contributed to the improvement in the country’s global rating. Story Highlightscenter_img The Minister was speaking at Thursday’s (February 1) signing ceremony for €9.17 million (US$10 million) in grant funding under the European Union-Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF) for the Government’s energy management and efficiency project, at the Ministry in Kingston. last_img read more

Harvard professor to speak about diversity

first_img About admin ShareCONTACT: Ellen ChangPHONE:(713) 348-6777EMAIL: ellenc@rice.eduHARVARD PROFESSOR TOSPEAK ABOUT DIVERSITYWell-known HarvardUniversity professor Cornel West will discuss his views on diversity in themillennium at a lecture on April 16 at Rice University. West will speak about a“Dialog On Diversity.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall in RiceMemorial Center. West will be available at a 6 p.m. reception and at the booksigning following his speech.West is the author of 13books, including “Race Matters,” a best seller that received attention from Timeand Newsweek, which each featured a profile of him. His other works include“Beyond Eurocentrism and Multiculturism,” “Breaking Bread,” “Keeping Faith,”“Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin” and “Restoring Hope: Conversations onthe Future of Black America.” He also wrote “The War Against Parents” withSylvia Ann Hewlett, with whom he co-chairs the National Parenting Association’sTalk Force on Parent Empowerment. His most recent publication, “The Cornel WestReader,” traces the development of his career as an academic, intellectual andactivist.He is the AlphonseFletcher Jr. Professor at Harvard, where he was promoted recently to universityprofessor, a title held by only 14 of the school’s 2,200 faculty members. Heteaches Afro-American studies and philosophy of religion.West’s work which isinfluenced by traditions as diverse as the Baptist Church, Americantranscendentalism and literature, the Black Panthers and European philosophy,seeks to revive the best of liberalism, populism and democratic socialism. Awell-respected and popular lecturer, West’s speaking style – formed by his rootsin the Baptist Church – provides a blend of drama, knowledge andinspiration.West attended publicschools in Sacramento and then went to Harvard, where he graduated magna cumlaude in three years in 1973. He went on to Princeton, earning his master’sdegree in 1975 and his doctorate in 1980.The lecture is hosted bythe Black Graduate Student Association, the Jones School and the Rice UniversityBlack Student Coalition, which consists of members of the Black StudentAssociation, the Black Graduate Student Association and the Rice chapter of theNational Society of Black Engineers. The group organized West’s lecture in aneffort to initiate a dialog on diversity in the new millennium.The lecturesets the stage for the Enhancing Black Leadership Conference, which begins onApril 27 and is hosted by the National Black MBA Association, the Jesse H. JonesGraduate School of Management and Rice University Executive Education. For moreinformation on the conference, call (713) 348-6060. AddThis last_img read more