Thunder make some noise at Showcase tourney

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Thunder Regional Girl’s Soccer squad displayed flashes of brilliance during the Western Canada Showcase Tournament this past weekend in Burnaby.The Thunder finished the tourney with a 1-3 record but the overall result did not disappoint coach Dave Spendlove.“Many of the top college scouts attending this event where very positive and liked how the Thunder girls tried to play possession soccer at all times,” the Thunder coach explained.“The program has received around a dozen inquiries from these college coaches about various girls in the program for the future as some of the girls are only 14/15 playing up two years.”The tournament attracted scouts from across Canada as well as U.S. universities from Notre Dame, Yale and Miami.The Thunder opened against a very good Saskatchewan Provincial team, losing 5-2.A nervous Kat Gabalu goalkeeper, recruited at the last minute, had a tough time adjusting to the level of play and her defensive line also looked like they had never played at the higher level. A 25-yard screamer from Erica Augsten and a  goal from a direct free kick by Brittany Wheeler kept the score close for the Thunder. Kootenay then played like a completely different team Saturday as they squad dominated the Fraser Valley Y-League 2-0.“This was the best performance by the Thunder for the year as they schooled the Super Y franchise in total soccer,” said Spendlove.Goals from Andrea Stinson who beat three players before slotted her finish home combined with a wonderful left-footed cracker from outside the box by Brenna Mckay completed a fantastic performance by Kootenay.“Taylor Stewart, Eli Hewit and Jaala Derochie all played their best games of the season with Sam Einerson, Morag Petterson also putting in a good performance,” said Spendlove.Kootenay finished the tourney with a 2-0 loss to Lakewood of Edmonton and 4-0 to Langley F.C.“This was the final event for these girls for this season and for their first season at this kind of level the Kootenay South Girls of Danika Bartlett, Taylor McKinnon, Jaala  Derochie, Jessica Britton, Hailey McLean and Brenna McKay,” Spendlove explained.“(The players) have been brought into a style of soccer uncommon for them have blended well with the Nelson girls Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart, Samantha Einerson, Tasha Hewat, Morag Petterson, Erica Augsten, Britanny Wheeler, Eli Hewat, Paige Mansveld, and  Ameeta Bhabra.”Soccer Quest is holding tryouts for next season during the summer. Contact www.soccerquest.ca for more [email protected]last_img read more

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How to: Add Keyboard Navigation to Facebook

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Once you’ve done that, try the Facebook Fixer script. These are all remarkably easy to use and they make life so much better! Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#How To#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Firefox users can now add and customize keyboard navigation to Facebook with just a few clicks using a new plug-in added to Userscripts.org this afternoon. Want the ability to jump to your friends’ photos, your groups, or any other page on Facebook with a single keystroke? This simple script is really handy and is already helping me access parts of Facebook that have always been a few too many mouse-clicks away for them to show up regularly in my visits to the site.Called simply Facebook Keyboard Navigation, the tool requires the Firefox plug-in Greasemonkey – a powerful browser customization tool you can learn to make even more advanced use of in 5 minutes.After you install Greasemonkey, installing Keyboard Navigation takes two mouse clicks. Now you can jump around Facebook in Firefox by simply pressing some keys, like:B – Go to list of birthdaysC – Go to photosD – Find friendsE – Go to your list of events There are 15 keystroke shortcuts out of the box, but by going through your Firefox menus Toolkits, Greasemonkey, manage scripts then select that script and hit edit – then you can make some additional customization. It’s a remarkably simple script, just look at the format in the file and either change or add to it in the same way. I assigned the letter “R” to jump to my Facebook list of “real friends” by grabbing the part of that list’s URL that follows facebook.com, pasting it into the edited script and saving. I then had to reload Facebook but sure enough, it works great.last_img read more

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Do You Deserve Your Client’s Loyalty?

first_imgIf you left your company would your clients come with you? Or would they continue to do business with your company?If your clients had to go through the trouble of changing partners to retain you, would it be worth the time and the trouble to switch just to keep you? Would they believe the switching costs are too high to recoup by moving with you to your new company?If your new company had a higher price, would your client pay that price, knowing that the premium they pay to keep you will be more than offset by the value you create? Would a higher price prevent them from moving because they believe that no greater value could be generated by working with you?If your client was asked about what they do in your category, would they recommend you unequivocally? More to the point, would they send an email introducing you to make sure that you could engage the person and company who needs the help you can provide? Would they stay silent, not really believing that you make a difference worth bragging about?If a new leader was hired into your client’s company, would your contacts and the rest of the organization defend you from being displaced, regardless of the initiative, and regardless of the political fallout? Would they suggest that you are indispensable? Or, would they allow you to be displaced simply because the new leader needs change, and you are difficult to defend?If your main contact left their role with your existing client, would they take you with them to their next job because they couldn’t imagine not having you there to help them? Would they make waves in their new role because you are vital to their success?If you recommended a complicated, disruptive change, would your client walk down that path with you, even if it was going to stir up the hornet’s nest of resistance that comes with a real change initiative? Would they believe that it isn’t worth the trouble to exert the energy to help you make change in their organization because you haven’t proven you will execute? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Intel unveils Rosepoint—CPU and WiFi on same chip

first_img A wireless future where everything that computes is connected Explore further (Phys.org)—Justin Rattner, Chief Technology Officer at Intel, got up on stage at a recent Developer Forum sponsored by the company and talked about some of the communications technology it’s working on; chiefly a chip it calls Rosepoint, a System on a Chip (SoC) that has a dual core Atom processor along with a WiFi radio transceiver. It’s the culmination of ten years of research he told the audience, in trying to integrate digital processing with analog radio signals. © 2012 Phys.org The presentation by Rattner made clear a major problem computer hardware makers are facing; as chips are made ever smaller, faster and less energy intensive, radio communications devices have lagged. Making them smaller causes them to work less well because they are analog based. They also tend to cause interference with other digital parts which has forced hardware makers to keep the different types of components separated. For Intel, this has been a problem that needed to be overcome as they made clear in their presentation that they believe the day will come when virtually every computer enabled device will need to talk wirelessly, with every other. What needed to happen, they said, was for radio to go all digital and that’s what they’ve done. Rosepoint is, a “Moore’s Law Radio” they say, a radio that can be made smaller without loss of signal strength.To make a digital radio, Intel engineers had to go back to the very basics of how radio technology works and reinvent new ways to build each part; digital phase modulators, power amps, frequency synthesizers, etc. The last, one, the synthesizer, is the part that deals with interference, canceling it on the fly and preventing it from interfering with Atom digital processors.None of the Intel speakers gave any indication as to when Rosepoint might begin showing up in actual products, but by showcasing the new technology, Intel has demonstrated their willingness to invest heavily in technology aimed mostly at handheld devices, an area where Intel has not been nearly as dominant as they have been in desktop and laptop computers.The company also gave a few details about other projects it’s working on, such as a way to allow laptops or ultrabooks to seem as always “on” as smartphones, a next generation wireless standard they call WiGig, and biometrics technology that hopefully will offer consumers a better way to protect themselves from those trying to gain access to their personal data, e.g. devices that read palm signatures rather than rely on passwords.center_img Rosepoint chip combines CPU with WiFi. Credit: Intel This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Intel unveils Rosepoint—CPU and WiFi on same chip (2012, September 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-intel-unveils-rosepointcpu-wifi-chip.htmllast_img read more

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