Humboldt Crabs host PUF Caps as home stretch of 2016 season approaches

first_imgSome of those players will head to college in the fall and will be college teammates with players on the Crabs’ roster. Others will be … ARCATA >> If you were to take a quick glance at the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists’ 2016 roster, you would see one singular commonality no matter what name you come across.Division I school. Division I school. Division I school. Division I school.It happens 30 times as you scroll down from name to name.The Caps, by the way, have 30 players.last_img

Humboldt Crabs enter final day of the 2016 season after second straight blowout win

first_imgARCATA >> In the words of their manager Tyson Fisher, the Crabs entered the second annual Humboldt Invitational Tournament with five more games to try and get.With one more day of baseball to play, it’s three down, two more to go.The Crabs finished pool play at the Humboldt Invitational Tournament undefeated thanks to yet another one-sided victory, getting up early using back-to-back five-run innings to cruise to a 14-5 win over the Auburn Wildcats on Saturday night at the Arcata Ball Park.Ju …last_img

South African academics shine

first_imgProfessor Johannes Cronjé, centre, with Zanele and former president Thabo Mbekiat the 10th African ICT Awards ceremony. (Image: Johannes Cronjé) Professor Dewald Roode delivering a presentation at the London School of Economics during a seminar on ICT and globalisation. (Image: LSE)Janine ErasmusCape Town University’s Professor Dewald Roode, a highly respected pioneer in the field of information systems, has won the international Lyons Electronic Office (Leo) Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Association for Information Systems (AIS). Roode is the first African recipient of the award.In a related story, his colleague Professor Johannes Cronjé, Dean of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, was named the top ICT educator in Africa at a ceremony held towards the end of 2008.Both men have helped to put South Africa on the map in the field of information and communication technology, showing the world that the country remains at the forefront of ICT developments globally.The roar of successThe Leo Award is bestowed on those who make invaluable contributions at a global level, sustained over the course of their careers, to research, theory development and practice in information systems. Be they academics or professionals, Leo winners are looked upon as role models for the international information systems community.The award was announced at the International Conference on Information Systems in Paris in December 2008. Nominations for the following year’s honourees are accepted from 1 September each year and can only be made by others – no one may nominate themselves.Among those who nominated Roode was his colleague Prof Mikko Korpela of the University of Kuopio, Finland. Besides being an eminent postdoctoral researcher at Kuopio University, Korpela is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.“Roode has championed the interpretive research approach in Africa as an alternative to barren mainstream positivist research,” he said. “He has raised a full generation of 30 new PhD degree holders who are spread throughout South Africa and abroad, and he has been active as one of the key drivers of the world IT forum.”“I believe that special attention was given to the pioneering work that Professor Roode did,” said Prof John King of the University of Michigan, “in making information systems an important area of study in the southern hemisphere, and bringing that community together with the community north of the equator.”Roode graduated from Potchefstroom University, now known as the North-West University, with a master’s degree in theoretical physics as well as mathematics. He later switched to the University of Leiden, Netherlands, where he completed his PhD in 1968.Over the course of his career he has been involved with a number of pioneering institutions, including the then Atomic Energy Board, the former Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, now known as Johannesburg University, Sperry UNIVAC, the Computer Users Council of South Africa, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Pretoria University.He retired from academic life in 2001 but still works actively in academic circles as a visiting professor in Cape Town University’s Department of Information, and also at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Here he supervises PhD students, conducts research, and writes scientific papers, which are regularly published in international journals.Roode is a member of AIS, the Association for Computing Machinery, the SA Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, and a Fellow of the SA Computer Society.An African achieverProf Johannes Cronjé has been recognised as the top educator in ICT on the African continent at the 10th annual African ICT Achievers Awards, held recently in Johannesburg.Cronjé was lauded for his work over the past 15 years in bringing computers into education. He was pitted against fellow finalists January Timanywa of the Tanzania Institute of Education in Dar es Salaam, and Prof Venansius Baryamureeba of the faculty of Computing and IT at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.Other South Africans who excelled at the ceremony include Dimension Data’s veteran Allan Cawood (Top ICT Businessman in Africa); 24-year-old Zibusiso Mkhwananzi of Krazyboyz Digital (Top Young Entrepreneur in Africa); and Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, former Minister of Public Service and Administration (Top Minister in Africa with an ICT Portfolio).At the same ceremony, former president Thabo Mbeki was presented with a lifetime achievement award.The African ICT Achievers Awards pay tribute to those individuals and companies who have led the field in Africa. Nominations are made by students or peers of those to be honoured.Cronjé has been a long-standing pioneer in ICT education in South Africa and abroad. A number of his innovations have read more

Honeywell bets big on India’s smart city growth

first_imgHow IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img Tags:#Honeywell#India#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities Donal Power American technology giant Honeywell is boosting its focus on the growing smart cities segment in India.The Times of India recently featured comments by Honeywell executives that highlighted India’s increasing role in the N.J.-based company’s future strategy.Specifically, India is a prime target for Honeywell’s newly formed Home and Building Technologies (HBT) division.The HBT wing manufactures connected devices for commercial, residential and industrial buildings. The devices perform an array of functions including tracking and controlling systems covering fire, air and security.According to HBT’s CEO Terrence Hahn India is creating growth in two key related segments: digitization and smart cities. He says a key factor in the emergence of these two segments is the ongoing urbanization trend across the entire subcontinent.“As a global company, we want to be supportive to driving growth,” said Hahn. “As the urban population continues to grow, we are excited about opportunities in India.”Honeywell’s strategy involves boosting its existing presence in India, which generates $1 billion a year in domestic sales and exports. Honeywell’s revenues are produced by the 15,000 workers it employs in its seven manufacturing centers and five R&D labs around India.“We are building the ability to develop solutions locally for local applications and then be able to grow,” said Hahn.Honeywell has smart cities’ projects alreadyA recent showcase project for Honeywell in India was its 2016 installation of an IoT-enabled surveillance and emergency response system in Ujjain.The crowd management and crime prevention capabilities of the local police were aided by the project’s automatic number plate readers and CCTV cameras.Honeywell is also using its technology to address pollution issues for residential and commercial customers through an air purifier controlled by a mobile app.Vikas Chadha, president, Honeywell India, said the air purifier system has been tweaked specifically for the Indian market, which suffers from air pollution levels much higher than the West.last_img

Sonu Sood to make a biopic on PV Sindhu

first_imgMumbai, May 1 (PTI) Ace shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics last year, is the next sports personality whose story is heading to the big screen.Actor-producer Sonu Sood is set to paint Sindhus life and victory on the silver screen.”It feels great to make a biopic on PV Sindhu . Its a story of a girl who have inspired millions of Indians and given a message that everyone can dream big and not only dream but achieve it too by doing hard work.”Its a journey that everyone has to know and be inspired,” Sonu said in a statement here.Born in Hyderabad, Sindhu started playing badminton from the age of eight after she drew inspiration from Pullela Gopichands victory in All England Open Badminton Championship in 2001.”I am very honoured and pleased to know that Sonu Sood has decided to make a biopic on my journey. Im very impressed with the thorough research that the team has done on my biopic for the last eight months.”They have written a script which I am sure will inspire millions of Indians and our youngsters to dare to dream and achieve glory for the country in spite of all the hardships and hurdles that we all face in our journey,” Sindhu, 21, said. PTI KKP DK SSN SSNlast_img

10 days agoLindelof urging Man Utd teammate Pogba to stay

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lindelof urging Man Utd teammate Pogba to stayby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Lindelof has urged Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba to stay at the club.Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in January.”So, he has a contract with the club and is a very important player for us,” he said.”I am very happy to have him as a teammate.”Not only because he is a good person but also because he is a good footballer.”We have a very good relationship, a nice and kind guy who is very fun to hang out with.”There is nothing more to it. We live very close to each other too, so that makes things easier.” last_img

Photo: Tennessee’s Josh Richardson Appreciates This Vols Snowman, Which Is Wearing His Jersey

first_imgAn overhead shot of Tennessee player dunking against Kentucky.KNOXVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 27: J.P. Prince #30 of the Tennessee Volunteers dunks the basketball against Eric Bledsoe #24 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Arena on February 27, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 74-65. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The Southeast doesn’t always get a lot of snow, but when the people down there do, you better bet there will be some creative SEC-themed snowmen. One family of Tennessee fans made a pretty impressive snowman, complete with a Josh Richardson No. 1 jersey. They sent a photo to the senior guard, who is a big fan of his new snow doppelganger. “@sgregg12: Sir Josh! Our 2015 Snowman! #Vols #BowTie @J_Rich1 @Vol_Hoops @Vol_Photos pic.twitter.com/oUDguj0HY2”oh man that’s nice !!!— Josh Richardson (@J_Rich1) February 24, 2015The Tennessee wristband is a nice touch. Now we just need Richardson to wear a top hat on the court, and this will be spot on.last_img

Video: Crying, Young Arkansas Fan Never Wants To Go To Another Game Because “The Razorbacks Always Lose”

first_imgArkansas basketball fan wearing Razorbacks hats.FAYETTEVILLE, AK – JANUARY 29: Fans of the Arkansas Razorbacks chant during the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats on January 29, 2005 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkasas. Kentucky defeated Arkansas 68-67. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Arkansas’ three-game losing streak is taking its toll on the fan base, even the younger generations.This week, this video surfaced of a young, crying Arkansas fan saying he never wants to go to another game because “the Razorbacks always lose.”Cheer up, kid. There’s always next week.last_img

ABVP wins 3 posts in DU students union polls NSUI gets 1

first_imgNew Delhi: The RSS-affiliated ABVP on Friday won three posts, including that of the president, in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls, while the Congress-backed NSUI bagged the secretary’s post. Celebrations broke out outside the counting centre in Kingsway Camp with supporters dancing to ‘dhol’ beats and rose petals being showered on the winners. The winners wearing garlands then proceeded to the varsity’s Arts Faculty, from where they will take out a victory march. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Ashwit Dahiya of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) defeated National Students Union of India (NSUI)’s Chetna Tyagi for the president’s post by a margin of over 19,000 votes. The posts of vice president and joint secretary were won by ABVP’s Pradeep Tanwar and Shivangi Kharwal by a margin of 8,574 and 2,914 votes, respectively. NSUI bagged the secretary’s post with its candidate Ashish Lamba defeating ABVP’s Yogi Rathee by a margin of 2,053 votes. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “ABVP fielded Yogi Rathee who was college president of Ramjas College when the violence took place in 2017. The students have given a clear mandate against violence,” NSUI’s Akshay Lakra said. The voter turnout in DUSU polls on Thursday was recorded at 39.90 per cent, over four percentage points down over last year. Last year, the election saw a 44.46 per cent voters turnout. The polling for four positions of the DUSU ended amid allegations of EVM malfunctioning. Sixteen candidates, including four women, were in the fray and 52 polling centres were set up. Over 1.3 lakh students were eligible to cast their vote. As many as 144 EVMs were used for students’ union polls and 137 were used for college union polls. The Left-backed All India Students Association (AISA) expressed happiness over improvement in their vote share. “Our Joint Secretary candidate Chetna got over 10,000 votes. The party’s vote share has improved since last year. We are happy about it,” said an AISA functionary.last_img