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first_imgFerndale >> St. Bernard’s quarterback TJ Campbell would have been hard pressed to top last week’s 403-yard, seven-touchdown performance against Hoopa Valley — a passing performance most QBs only dream of.But on Saturday, he did just that.Campbell passed for 434 yards and eight touchdowns in a 62-23 Little 3-opening win over the Ferndale Wildcats at Ferndale High School. The 6-foot-1 senior’s eight touchdown passes tie a school record set on Sept. 13, 2014 by current College of the Redwoods …last_img read more

first_imgMany of the West’s greatest parks and scenic areas lie on the Colorado Plateau, a large basin covering parts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.  Within its rugged acres are the Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, and numerous small parks and scenic byways.  How this vast region rose 2 kilometers high away from plate boundaries, and maintained sedimentary strata miles thick that often lie flat as a pancake for hundreds of miles, is an enigma to geologists – and it underscores the problem historical sciences have with making pronouncements about the unobservable past.    Rebecca M. Flowers (U of Colorado, Boulder) wrote about “The enigmatic rise of the Colorado Plateau” in the journal Geology this month.1 How and when the Colorado Plateau attained its current mean elevation of ~2 km has puzzled scientists for nearly 150 yr.  This problem is most dramatically manifest when standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, viewing the extraordinary 1500-m-deep gorge carved into nearly horizontal sedimentary rocks that were deposited during the 500 m.y. prior to plateau uplift when the region resided near sea level.  What caused the elevation gain of this previously stable cratonic region in Cenozoic time?  Did the source of buoyancy for plateau uplift arise from the crust, lithospheric mantle, or asthenosphere, or through some combination of the three?  Why did this low-relief plateau escape significant upper crustal strain during uplift, in contrast to the Cenozoic surface deformation that is so strikingly apparent in the high-relief landscape of the surrounding Rocky Mountain, Rio Grande Rift, and Basin and Range provinces (Fig. 1)?The current issue contains two new theories, but Flowers is not convinced of either of them.  Here are a few quotes from the article indicating the degree of doubt and frustration explaining the Colorado Plateau.Although there is a first-order understanding of vertical motions in areas close to plate boundaries, there is comparatively little consensus on the causes of such motions distal from these margins.  The Colorado Plateau exemplifies this problem.Hypothesized mechanisms include partial removal of the lithospheric mantle (e.g., Spencer, 1996), chemical alteration of the lithosphere owing to volatile addition or magma extraction (e.g., Humphreys et al., 2003; Roy et al., 2004), warming of heterogeneous lithosphere (Roy et al., 2009), hot upwelling within the asthenosphere (Parsons and McCarthy, 1995; Moucha et al., 2009), and crustal thickening (McQuarrie and Chase, 2000).  It is clear that there is no shortage of mechanisms that could explain the plateau’s origin.  The core challenge is determining which mechanism, or combination of mechanisms, is indeed the cause.One question arising from these two studies is: are their conclusions compatible?The other obvious question that emerges from these efforts is both more important and far more difficult to answer.  Do the proposed models accurately describe the true origin and evolution of Colorado Plateau elevation?One reason why resolving the cause of plateau uplift is such a tough problem is that deciphering the paleoelevation of continents is extremely difficult, and the plateau’s elevation history is critically important for isolating the correct uplift mechanism.Not surprisingly, contradictory interpretations regarding the uplift history of the Colorado Plateau often arise from the diverse information yielded by the many studies in this region.The two geodynamic studies in this issue of Geology underscore the probable complexity of the plateau’s history.  They especially highlight the unlikelihood of the entire plateau undergoing a single spatially uniform phase of surface uplift, and emphasize the potential for significant geographic and temporal heterogeneity in elevation gain.  Such a history would only exacerbate the challenge of accurately reconstructing the plateau’s evolution from the geological record.The “perplexing story” is not limited to explaining this one region.  As Flowers said, if we can’t understand this plateau, we can’t explain a lot of other earth formations.  “The answers to these contentious questions are significant for understanding how deep-seated processes control the elevation change and topographic evolution of Earth’s surface.”1.  Rebecca M. Flowers, “The enigmatic rise of the Colorado Plateau” (open access), Geology v. 38 no. 7, p. 671-672, doi: 10.1130/focus072010.1.They don’t tell you these things on the National Park signs.  The parks make it sound so easy.  A million years here, a few billion years there, and presto: Grand Canyon.  Remember this article next time you travel the Colorado Plateau.  They don’t have a clue after 150 years of thinking about it.  How much more time should we give the clueless before opening the doors to thinking outside the box?    One of the biggest stumbling blocks for them understanding this region is their insistence on deep time and their denial of the catastrophic power of the Flood.  They should really take some creation geology papers more seriously (06/21/2010) unless they find cluelessness somehow comforting.  Now why would that be?  Job security.(Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img5 September 2003The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) this week signed a US$125-million loan agreement with international commercial banks to enable it to meet its funding commitments.The money is meant for general corporate funding requirements, IDC chief financial officer Gert Gouws said.The IDC is a self-financing, government-owned development finance institution which aims to contribute to the economic empowerment of South Africans and the generation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in Africa.The IDC achieves this by providing risk capital to entrepreneurs investing in economically viable projects through a variety of products, including loans to industrialists, equity investments and trade finance.One of the corporation’s core strategies is to maintain its financial independence from the government, as a result of which it has to access capital markets to source loan funding.According to Gouws, increasing investor confidence in South Africa, coupled with the IDC’s sovereign rating, will allow the corporation to source funds at lower rates in the future, thus allowing it to finance its activities more competitively.About 23 banks from around the world collectively provided the IDC’s latest loan, for repayment over the next three years. The lead arrangers of the loan were Bayerische Landesbank, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitzui Banking Corporation Europe Limited.IDC CEO Khaya Ngqula told representatives of these banking institutions that the money would be put to good use, adding that the IDC appreciated the role they played in the country’s economy.“We see this as an affirmation of faith which we all have in South Africa. Furthermore, we feel that this will only help us to continue doing what we know best, that is, invest in supporting South Africans and empowering our communities.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Related Posts center_img One of the major pain points in developing mobile applications for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) is testing those apps. As we’ve noted before, the traditional testing method is time-consuming and cumbersome – files have to be emailed or shared, then downloaded to a computer, dragged into iTunes and synced to the mobile device. When an update is required, the app in iTunes has to be deleted and the whole process must begin again.But there’s a better way, as it turns out, thanks to a change Apple made in iOS 4.0 but didn’t publicize. Apps can be distributed via the “ad hoc” method for testing purposes, which means over-the-air, one-click installs for app beta testers. Here’s how.Although we’re not a mobile application review site per se, we’ve done our fair share of app reviews around here. And one thing that we’ve always found to be problem in doing so is the tiresome, tedious method of getting pre-release apps onto our iPhones. Download, unzip, drag and drop, sync, test, etc. That’s why when mobile business card scanning solution CardMunch emailed us a link to install its latest pre-release version (now live) late last month, we were intrigued.“If you would like to play with CardMunch 2.0 yourself, we made it easy for you to install this time since we already have your UDID. All you have to do is visit this link (no iTunes syncing required),” the email read, following by a link to a page on the CardMunch.com domain.We clicked the link from within our iPhone’s email client and the app just installed on our device – no iTunes syncing required. What? How is this possible?Apple’s Best Kept SecretApparently, a few developers have discovered the secret, documented in detail here. Now you may say that this isn’t a secret at all, but a well-known feature most developers already know about. We say this in return: Oh yeah? Then someone please (please!) tell the developers who keep emailing us zip files about this.OK, I guess we will.Why Ad Hoc: More Testers, More FeedbackThanks to this feature, developers can distribute mobile apps wirelessly for testing purposes. Developers will still need access to the device IDs (UDIDs) and will still need to create provisioning files, but the actual distribution of the apps makes it far, far easier on those receiving the applications for testing.With easier distribution, more beta testers are likely to actually install and try your apps. That means more feedback for developers, says Alex Okafor, a mobile application developer who shared the details of the new method on his blog ParadeofRain.com. It also means that some of your testers will be out in the field when they install the apps, instead of at home using Wi-Fi, which can help you spot issues related to 3G bandwidth and its effect on the responsiveness of an app’s functions.How To Set Up Your Ad Hoc DistroThanks to Okafor’s guide, we have the instructions for setting up an ad hoc distro. Here’s how to do it:Choose Build –> Build and ArchiveIf not already open, open the Organizer window (Window –> Organizer) and choose “Archived Applications”If not already open, open the Organizer window (Window –> Organizer) and choose “Archived Applications”Highlight the build you just archived and click on “Share Application”Select “Distribute for Enterprise” and the correct provisioning profile should be automatically selected. If not, correct it.Now, fill out the form presented to you with the app URL, title, subtitle (optional) and image URLs (optional). Click “OK” and specify where the file should be saved. Save the file as the same file name you gave it in the URL.Upload both the IPA and PLIST file to the URL you specified in the form.Drop the index.php file created by Jeffrey Sambells here in this post into the directory where you uploaded the IPA file. This index will generate the links for both the provisioning and IPA files.You’re finished! Now, just share the link with your app testers!Is this Legit?So is this legit? It appears so. We spoke to another well-informed source on the matter who explained that this “Wireless App Distribution” method can now be done by either posting an XML file (a manifest file), using a PHP script or any other method. The idea is that the manifest will point to a single IPA file which itself can contain a provisioning file, they explained.Developers registered under either the Standard or Enterprise program get 100 ad hoc invites, but Enterprise developers can distribute apps without linking to UDIDs. As far as this person knew, using an Enterprise developer license for distributing anything (beta or otherwise) to employees or contractors would be fine and not in violation of the Apple Developer Agreement. (Feel free to chime in if you know more.)As we shared in October, a startup called TestFlight has developed a tool to further refine this process. It lets developers invite testers via email, and they can then see who has tested what builds of the app. The process of gathering and managing UDIDs is handled by the TestFlight service as well.Have you tried ad hoc distribution for testing purposes? If so, what do you think about it?Image credits: ParadeofRain What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgNBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum View comments The Warriors’ jump is due in part to the new arena due to open in two seasons.New arenas in Sacramento, Milwaukee and Detroit have also pushed up franchise values.The New Orleans Pelicans are the lowest-ranked, at an estimated value of $1 billion.The club making the biggest jump from last year was the Philadelphia 76ers, who gained 48 percent in value to $1.18 billion, according to Forbes’ calculations.The valuations were calculated with revenues and operating incomes from the 2016-17 season, while taking into consideration the league’s revenue sharing. Arena deals, and revenue from non-basketball events that take place at the venues, are also included in the totals. /cbbADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Phoenix turns back TNT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, left, looks past Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson during the second half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in New York. Forbes has named the Knicks and the Lakers as the most valuable NBA clubs as of February 2018. APLOS ANGELES, United States — The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers still top the list of most valuable NBA clubs, according to a survey released Wednesday by Forbes — which for the first time says every franchise is worth $1 billion.According to its latest annual assessment, the average value of an NBA club is $1.65 billion.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The Knicks remain atop that list, worth $3.6 billion (2.94 billion euros) and another iconic club, the Lakers, are now worth an estimated $3.3 billion.The Knicks are profiting from a $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden, which provided new revenue opportunities from sponsorships and seating.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers, who like the Knicks have struggled in recent years, continue to benefit from raking in almost $150 million a year from their local television and radio deals.The reigning champion Golden State Warriors passed the Chicago Bulls in this year’s list to lie third with a value of $3.1 billion to Chicago’s $2.6 billion.last_img read more