Campion, Immaculate too strong for rivals

first_imgCampion College and Immaculate Conception High showed that they were a class ahead of the rest as they comfortably retained their respective titles at the Mayberry Investments High Schools Swim Meet on Friday at the National Aquatics Centre, Independence Park, National Stadium complex.Campion retained the boys’ title with 419 points, finishing well ahead of Wolmer’s Boys’ (366), Jamaica College (282), Hillel Academy (166), and Calabar High (91).Immaculate blew away their opponents in the girls’ category with a whopping 634 points. Campion College (354) were second, followed by St Andrew High (282.50), Wolmer’s Girls’ (137) and Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) 57.There was also a two-team tertiary competition, which saw the University of the West Indies (316 points) reign over Caribbean Maritime Institute (121).The high-point trophy winners with the best individual scores were:Boys 12 and Under:- Kyle Sinclair of Wolmer’s Boys’, 41 points, while recent Carifta Swim Championships record breaker Emily MacDonald led the girls’ age group for Campion College with 45 points.In the age 13-14 category, Jordane Payne of Wolmer’s Boys’ scored 43, while Immaculate’s Karci Gibson had 31.Chay Stewart of Wolmer’s Boys’ and Anjuii Barrett of Campion (girls) topped the 15-16 age group with scores of 43 and 41 points, respectively.The 17 and over boys went to Jamaica College’s Yonatan Goren, courtesy of 37 points, and Gabrielle Hopkins of Immaculate won the female award with 32.SEVEN INDIVIDUAL RECORDSSeven individual records were broken at the meet, including a double by MacDonald in the girls 12′ and under 100 and 200m freestyle events.Dominic Mullings set new marks in the boys’ 12 and under 100 and 200m freestyle, while Kyle Sinclair also broke the 50 and 100m freestyle records.The other record fell to Britney Williams in the girls 13-14 200m freestyle, while two relay records were also broken – by Wolmer’s Boys’ in the 15-16 200m freestyle and the UWI women in the 17 and over 200m freestyle.last_img read more

SA firm wins inventor award

first_imgSelected by peers Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Adept Airmotive used the technology to develop the 320T, a 320 horsepower general aviation engine with a compact design that offers low vibration and high structural integrity. The new engine is lighter than a traditional piston engine of comparable horsepower, allowing the 320T to achieve significant fuel savings. Each month, design software innovator Autodesk nominates an Inventor of the Month from more than 800 000 users of Autodesk Inventor software, which is the foundation for digital prototyping. Winners are selected for their engineering excellence and groundbreaking innovation. Members of the manufacturing community around the world voted for the 2008 Inventor of the Year winner on the Autodesk manufacturing community website. Adept received nearly two-thirds of the votes cast. In the face of shrinking markets, he encouraged manufacturers to differentiate themselves by offering delivery times their competitors can’t match, without compromising the quality of their goods. Runner-up positions in the Inventor of the Year poll went to US-based company Sound Devices LLC, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording and mixing equipment, which received 13% of the votes. The digital prototyping capabilities of Inventor software helped Adept produce accurate 3D models of the 320T before anything was actually built, reducing the number of physical prototypes that had to be constructed. Digital prototyping SAinfo reporter “I’m thrilled that a South African entrant won the competition,” said Autodesk Africa MD Errol Ashwell. “Adept distinguished itself in a very competitive field of nominees in 2008, earning the praise of the manufacturing community for its ground-breaking engine.” Stressing the value of intellectual property (IP), he said companies, like Adept, that invest in creating IP would reap dividends in the long-term. “Unfortunately, South African companies still spend billions a year on licence agreements and royalties,” he said. “Engineers around the world rely on digital prototyping to develop and validate their designs in a digital format, minimising the need for physical prototypes and helping to get their products to market faster.” According to the statement, processes that once took hours – such as changing the wall thickness of an engine component – were completed almost instantaneously with Inventor software. As a result, engineers were able to spend less time constructing geometric models and more time creating innovative designs, and then simulating the performance of the designs under real-world conditions. 12 March 2009 “The fact that our peers voted us into the winning position makes the award even more gratifying,” Adept MD Richard Schulz said in a statement this week. “We’re thrilled to demonstrate that South African engineering is world-class as part of the global exposure that accompanies this prestigious award.” Runners-up British Antarctica Survey (BAS), which received 6% of the votes, is responsible for the United Kingdom’s national scientific activities in Antarctica, and uses digital prototyping to design tools that allow the organisation to more effectively carry out research and provide insight into key 21st century challenges such as climate change, ozone depletion and rising sea levels. Durban-based light aircraft engine manufacturer Adept Airmotive has been named 2008 Autodesk Inventor of the Year for its development of a revolutionary aviation engine with the help of digital prototyping technology.last_img read more

iPhone Application Development for Dummies

first_imgsarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#How To#mobile Say what you want about the Dummies brand, but when you’re brand-spanking-new to a task, topic, software program or anything else, those simplified, easy-to-read books and online tutorials are a good way to start getting your feet wet.With that in mind, when we stumbled across this “iPhone Application Development for Dummies” cheat sheet posted on, it seemed like it was worth a quick share.The entire cheat sheet is available here on where it joins another sheet called iPhone for Dummies – which is helpful if you’re not just new to iPhone development, but new to the iPhone platform as a whole. Related Posts We spotted this sheet thanks to the iPhoneness blog which also pointed out other online resources which developers, both new and experienced, might like to have on hand. This includes an iPhone distribution build cheat sheet, this Xcode Objective-C Text Macro cheat sheet and a list of Xcode shortcuts. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

What I Have Learned by Writing One Million Words

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Since December 28, 2009, I have written 1,000,000 words here at The Sales Blog. If the average book is 60,000 words, I have written the equivalent of 16 books. Over the course of all this writing, I have learned a few things.Write and Editing Are DifferentI am a decent writer and a horrible editor. But I am getting better.When I started writing this blog in earnest, I wrote directly in to WordPress. That was a mistake. It’s a terrific platform for your blog, but a terrible word processor. I wrote, edited, and pushed publish all at the same time. That wasn’t effective for me. At some point, I wised up a little.I learned that writing is a creative endeavor. Editing only interrupts the creative process. Now when I write, I just write. I don’t even think about editing. I don’t let anything—even editing—interrupt the creative part of writing. Later, after I have let the post sit for the day, I come back an edit. I’m a better editor when I am only editing.Separating the process of writing and editing has improved my editing skills (but I still have a long way to go before anyone can accuse me of being a good editor). If you want to write well, start by separating the writing and the editing process. Your writing and your editing will be stronger when you give each your full focus.Clean Brain, Better WritingMy writing is better when I write first thing in the morning. The more the day drags on, the worse my writing. If I have to write late at night, it’s simply dreadful. Sometimes it’s unbearable.You need psychic RAM to write well. You need to be in a resourceful and focused state of mind. After the world grinds on you all day, it’s difficult to find the bandwidth to do your best work.I write first thing in the morning, normally around 5:30 AM. That’s how I start my day. Everyone who has asked me about writing in the morning and followed my advice immediately produces more–and better–content. It’s just easier with a clean brain.If you want to write more, trying writing very early in the morning. Try writing as soon as you wake up. I’ll bet you produce more great content, and you will produce it faster.Half As Many WordsI am proud of having written as much as I have. And I am at the same time ashamed.I have written 1,000,000 words. That’s some accomplishment. But I could have said all that I said using far fewer words. Could I have shared those ideas using a mere 500,000 words? I am certain I could have. Some would say I could have done so using 250,000 words (or fewer even), and they would likely be correct. But there is something to be said for writing so many words (We’ll get to that next).If you want to write well, write shorter, simpler, punchier sentences. Say things in as many words as are necessary, no more.Practice, Practice, PracticeMy writing continues to improve. The way to get better at anything is to keep working at it, and writing is no different. Writing these posts has allowed me to spend my time practicing. For me, it has been a worthwhile investment of my time and energy.Even though I could have written fewer words, in some ways I am glad I wrote as much as I did. By writing more, I had more practice writing. I sill have many miles to go.If you want to improve your writing, write more (Or see my friend Chris for some serious help).QuestionsHow do you improve your writing? How do you improve anything you want to improve?What’s the value of doing a lot of one thing?How do you capture the learning outcomes you obtain from taking action?What are you learning?last_img read more

Victor Oladipo hits late 3, Pacers beat Bulls in OT

first_imgMOST READ Donovan Mitchell, Jazz send Cavs to 8th straight loss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Chicago’s Zach LaVine hit a 3-pointer from the corner, but after time ran out in the extra period.LaVine led Chicago with 31 points. He made two 3-pointers in the closing moments of regulation to tie it at 105 and send it overtime. He hit the first 3 with 17.3 seconds left from outside the left side of the arc, then knotted it with 3.9 seconds remaining from almost the same spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionIndiana’s Thaddeus Young had 16 points, including several key baskets down the stretch in the fourth quarter, to help the Pacers overcame an early 12-point deficit.Lauri Markkanen had 27 points, and Kris Dunn had 16 points and 17 assists for Chicago. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Chicago led 78-75 heading into the fourth quarter, but Indiana grabbed a six-point lead with 1:12 left when Sabonis hit a pair of free throws. LaVine then tied itTRADE FALLOUT: Guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, has not yet joined Chicago. The Grizzlies also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to the rebuilding Bulls. Chicago waived guard Cameron Payne in another move.“What we did last night was consistent with our direction,” Executive Vice President-Basketball Operations John Paxson said before Friday. “Getting the two second-round picks was important to us. We’re going to keep Wayne Selden. He’s a young player and we’ll see what he develops into. It’s a deal we felt we had to make.”Coach Jim Boylen wasn’t yet sure where the 24-year-old Selden, whom he called a “big thick dude,“will fit in.YOUTH TO THE FRONT: Chandler Hutchison, a 22-year-old rookie forward, moved into Chicago’s young lineup and made his fourth start this season. Hutchison and the Bulls’ four other starters — Markkanen, Wendel Carter Jr., LaVine and Dunn — were all first-round picks. Dunn, who’s 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, right, celebrates with guard Tyreke Evans after he made a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during overtime of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — Victor Oladipo made a 3-pointer from just above the top of the arc with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Indiana Pacers their sixth straight victory, 119-116 over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.Oladipo had 36 points and seven rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 23 points and 12 rebounds in the first game of a five-game trip.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ″(The trade) gives Chandler Hutchison an opportunity to play,” Paxson said. “He’ll have to meet the standards Jim (Boylen) and we want, but he’ll get the opportunity.”TIP-INSPacers: C Myles Turner was back in the starting lineup, wearing a face mask, after breaking his nose in a collision with Atlanta forward-center John Collins midway through the third quarter of a 116-108 win Monday in Indianapolis. Turner had 20 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots in less than 24 minutes in that game, then needed only a brief medical procedure to fix his nose. “I’m feeling great,” Turner said before Friday’s game. “Excited to get out there.”Bulls: F Bobby Portis (sprained right ankle) missed his seventh straight game but might return Sunday when the Bulls host Brooklyn. Portis will have another contact day on Saturday. “It does look good,” coach Jim Boylen said, “but I’m not going to bank on it.” … F Jabari Parker entered the game in the first quarter after not playing since Dec. 13 at Orlando (nine games) due to illness and coaching decisions.UP NEXTPacers: At Toronto on Sunday nightBulls: Host Brooklyn on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more