Tigers now 5-5 in Marawood SouthBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Stratford was held to 32 percent shooting and just 18 second-half points as it fell to Pittsville 57-39 in a Marawood Conference South Division boys basketball game Tuesday night at Stratford High School.Pittsville (12-7, 7-4 Marawood South) led 26-21 at halftime and built on its lead in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 31-18.Nick Stoflet and Ethan Nagel each hit three 3-pointers to score nine points each to lead Stratford (9-8, 5-5 Marawood South).Pittsville statistics were not provided.The Tigers play at Marathon on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Panthers 57, Tigers 39Pittsville 26 31 – 57Stratford 21 18 – 39PITTSVILLE (57): No statistics reported. Record: 12-7, 7-4 Marawood South.STRATFORD (39): Brenden Fecker 2-7 2-2 7, Cole Hoffman 1-7 0-0 3, Drew Oertel 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Stoflet 3-4 0-0 9, Lucas Heidmann 1-2 0-0 2, Ethan Nagel 3-7 0-0 9, Derrick Schmidt 2-7 3-4 7, Jacob Danen 0-3 2-2 2, Tanner Weinfurtner 0-0 0-2 0. FG: 12-37. FT: 7-10. 3-pointers: 8-22 (Stoflet 3-4, Nagel 3-7, Fecker 1-3, Hoffman 1-6, Heidmann 0-1, Schmidt 0-1). Rebounds: 17 (Schmidt 3, Danen 3, Fecker 3). Record: 9-8, 5-5 Marawood South.
The Intel Developer Forum is just around the corner! I went into the lab and found Jake Gauthier, our vPro Uber Geek, in the lab. Check out this sneak peek of his KVM demo for IDF. I hope that you don’t suffer from motion sickness – I shouldn’t have had that afternoon latte….
Buzz hasit that the upcoming iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy Note (the Samsung GalaxyNote 5, to be precise) could boast of 4K high resolution display. A new reportby Phone Arena suggests that Samsung is planning to begin mass-production of a 5.9-inchUltra HD (4K) Super AMOLED display with a 700ppi pixel density by August nextyear. The said time frame is in line with the company’s annual Note phabletrelease event (IFA expo in September 2015, as per tradition). To sum it up, thealleged 5.9-inch UHD display with a 2160×3840 pixels resolution could welleventually come to Note 5 upon release.Samsung hadearlier indicated at its Semiconductor and Display Technology Roadmap workshop thatit was working on a QHD (2K) Super AMOLED mobile display panel boasting of560ppi pixel density. Motorola’s new Droid Turbo or Moto Maxx features the samedisplay. Ever since, rumours have been doing the rounds that Samsung has been workingon a UHD (4K) display, with a 2160×3480 pixel (4K) resolution and 860ppi pixeldensity. There is however no word from Samsung over the whole matter.Samsungrecently launched the Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The device features a 5.7 inches QHDSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It ispowered by a 2.7GHz quad-core QualcommSnapdragon 805 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage expandable up to64GB via micro-SD. It sports a 16MP rear camera and a 3.7MP front-facingcamera.
In this Oct, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria South Africa. Photo: APOscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after a South African judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can appeal against the double-amputee Olympian’s conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide.The sensational case will go to the Supreme Court of Appeal, which will review the murder trial of Pistorius, who fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the closed door of a toilet cubicle on Valentine’s Day last year.Judge Thokozile Masipa, who convicted Pistorius and sentenced him to five years in jail, acknowledged that chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel had raised legitimate “questions of law” that should be studied by the appeals court.”This might have a practical effect” on the conviction, Masipa said.”We note the finding of the court and abide by the ruling,” Pistorius’ family said in a statement.Pistorius could face a minimum of 15 years in prison if the appeals court overturns the culpable homicide conviction and raises it to a murder conviction.Under his current sentence, Pistorius could be released from prison and placed under house arrest after serving 10 months, or one-sixth of his sentence. It is unclear whether the appeals court will have ruled on his case within 10 months.Nathi Mncube, the prosecution spokesman, said he hopes the appeal will be “expedited,” but acknowledged that the process can take a long time.”We’re happy,” Mncube told journalists.The approval of an appeal represented a victory for South African prosecutors who had been disappointed that Pistorius was acquitted of murder.advertisementIn another disappointment for the state, British businessman Shrien Dewani left South Africa on Tuesday after being acquitted of the murder of his wife Anni during their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.The appeals court has panels of three or five judges and does not meet again until Feb. 15, according to the website of the court, which is based in the South African city of Bloemfontein. Decisions are based on the opinion of a majority of judges.”Witnesses do not appear before the court, and the parties need not be present during the hearing of an appeal. A written judgment is usually handed down shortly after the argument,” the court’s website says.In arguing for an appeal, the prosecution said Judge Masipa incorrectly interpreted a legal principle. Under that principle, a person should be found guilty of murder if he foresaw the possibility of a person dying because of his actions, and went ahead with those actions anyway.While approving an appeal against her own verdict, Masipa rejected the prosecution’s argument for an appeal of the sentence for culpable homicide. Prosecutors had said it was too lenient.In any case, if the appeals court finds Pistorius guilty of murder, the sentence would automatically be raised to match the severity of the crime.Pistorius said he thought a dangerous intruder was in the house when he killed Steenkamp, a model and budding reality TV star; prosecutors allege he killed his girlfriend after an argument.Pistorius’ legs were amputated below the knees when he was 11 months old because he was born without fibula bones due to a congenital defect. However, he grew up playing sports with prosthetics. The sight of Pistorius racing at the London Olympics on carbon-fiber blades was one of the enduring and inspirational images of the 2012 games.
Texas surf resort closes while ‘brain-eating amoeba’ tests ongoingA landlocked surf resort in Central Texas closed on Friday after a man who visited died from what is commonly known to as a “brain-eating amoeba.”The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing BSR Cable Park’s Surf Resort for Naegleria fowleri, a rare but highly deadly ameba colloquially known as a “brain-eating amoeba.”BSR Cable Park owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. said it will continue to comply with requests related to the investigation of Fabrizio Stabile’s death. The 29-year-old man died in New Jersey earlier this month after falling ill with Naegleria fowleri. Parsons said Stabile had been in the park’s wave pool. Officials are investigating the source. Houston officials halt ‘robot brothel’ Houston city officials have ordered a halt, at least temporarily, to a Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called “robot brothel” in the city.The Houston Chronicle reports building inspectors ordered the halt after determining KinkySDollS lacked the permits required for demolition and construction.The company has received pushback from community groups and local officials.KinkySdollS announced last month on Facebook that it plans on opening a “love dolls brothel” in Houston. It would be the company’s second location and the first in the U.S.On social media, KinkySdollS says its human-like dolls are available for sale or rent and can speak. Mayor Sylvester Turner says he’s not trying to be the “moral police,” but that it’s not the kind of business he wants in the city. Mental health advocates tackle depression, sexual violence in communities still struggling after HarveyElizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaServing a mostly low-income, Latino congregation, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church aims to provide mental health services the community wouldn’t normally have access to.A new Spanish-language counseling program aims to help low-income communities in Houston deal with Harvey-related trauma. St. Paul’s Episcopal church is piloting the grant-funded program with a new bilingual licensed professional counselor and by working with the Hope Clinic. More than a year after the storm, St. Paul’s Reverend Ed Gómez said he sees people in under-resourced parts of Southeast Houston continuing to suffer. Share How a cross-country interstate route could affect Houston trafficYouth Infrastructure Coalition Proposed I-14 would run from Augusta, Georgia to west Texas, passing through Huntsville north of Houston.In central Texas, a portion of U.S. 190 near Killeen has been designated as Interstate 14. But the Youth Infrastructure Coalition would like to see a complete I-14 corridor from eastern Georgia to west Texas. Under their proposal, I-14 would create an alternate east-west highway that would be located midway between I-10 and I-20.The coalition’s founder is Frank Lumpkin, a student at the University of Georgia. He said he and other students started the group to inspire young people to get involved in infrastructure projects that can benefit the area. Monday, October 1, 2018Houston scientist wins NobelMD Anderson Cancer CenterDr. James P. Allison in his laboratoryThe Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body’s immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer.The $1 million prize will be shared by James Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., a professor at Kyoto University.Allison is the first MD Anderson scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, according to MD Anderson. Allison and Honjo’s parallel work concerned proteins that act as brakes on the body’s immune system and it constitutes “a landmark in our fight against cancer,” said a statement from the Nobel Assembly of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, which selects winners of the annual prestigious award.Allison studied a known protein and developed the concept into a new treatment approach, whereas Honjo discovered a new protein that also operated as a brake on immune cells.