Where do Raiders still need the most help?

first_imgExactly one month stands between Monday and the 2019 NFL Draft, in which the Raiders hold four of the first 35 picks and a league-high three on opening night.They were among the most active teams in the first two weeks of free agency, with the signings of Antonio Brown and Trent Brown highlighting a bevy of moves on both sides of the ball, yet plenty of work remains for Oakland to return to relevance in a division topped by two of the best teams in the NFL.Assuming the Raiders don’t send more …last_img

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49ers vs. Cowboys: Three studs, three duds

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — Saturday night’s exhibition opener might go down in 49ers lore for the debut of Jalen Hurd and Deebo Samuel, a receiving tandem that might dominate for years to come.Or the 17-9 win over the Dallas Cowboys will be best recalled for 30 top-flight players sitting out, news of more injuries (Trent Taylor, Shon Coleman, Raheem Mostert, D.J. Jones) and an alarming total of 216 penalty yards on 18 …last_img

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Brand South Africa to collaborate with stakeholders to position South Africa as a globally competitive destination

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 26 May 2016 – Brand South Africa will on Tuesday 31 May 2016 host stakeholders from a range of disciplines to reflect on how to consolidate efforts to strengthen the South African nation brand.Such an exchange of ideas will enable South Africa to better co-ordinate stakeholders and programmes to ensure a cohesive picture of the nation brand is communicated to domestic and international audiences.A key highlight of the programme will be a presentation by the Managing Director of KayaFM, Mr Greg Maloka who will talk about why reputation matters, particularly when building a brand.Other presentations will include the Nation Brand Masterclass and a state of the South African nation brand.Media is invited to attend as follows:Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016Time: 09h30-16h00Venue: Brand South Africa103 Central StreetHoughtonRSVPS/Enquiries: Manusha PillaiEmail [email protected] number 082 389 3587Brand South Africa will also be able to facilitate any requests for interviews.Follow the conversation on #SANationBrandlast_img read more

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Hopscotch App Aims To Get Both Girls And Boys Interested In Programming

first_imglauren orsini Why You Love Online Quizzes Hopscotch Uses Blocks For The Basics“It teaches kids the fundamental components of programming languages, like branching logic, if/then statements, and variables,” said cofounder Jocelyn Leavitt. “The ideas kids are going to learn using Hopscotch can be used later in other languages like Ruby or Python.”Hopscotch takes complex programming concepts and converts them into colorful blocks, which kids can string into sentences in order to write programs. It’s an open sandbox that’s up to the user’s imagination. Kid testers have come up with games, animations, greeting cards and even a random art generator.“It’s very empowering,” said Leavitt. “One of the things that gets lost in the conversation about learning to code is that it’s actually very satisfying. Kids get to think of anything they want to make, have a plan and actually make it happen.”A Serious Programming Tool?Don’t let the kid-friendly colors and shapes fool you. Eventually, said Leavitt, Hopscotch will be “Turing complete.” That is, it’ll be a full-scale programming language that could, given enough time and storage space, execute any computational routine that any other language would be able to handle.Leavitt said a major inspiration for Hopscotch is Scratch, a browser-based programming language dreamed up by the MIT Media Lab. Hopscotch takes the block system Scratch started with and converts it to a touch-screen format.“Kids really love the iPad,” said Leavitt. “It was the most requested holiday gift in 2012. I feel like in some ways it’s really alluring to have a product that fits on a mobile device.” Related Posts Learning to program can sound like a daunting task even for well-educated adults, much less a kid. But the makers of Hopscotch think it’s easy enough for an eight-year-old, given the right interface.Hopscotch is the first iPad app designed to teach kids how to code. The free app lets budding programmers plan and code their own projects. The beta version of the app launched in Apple’s App Store Tuesday. You Go (Program), GirlFor Leavitt and her cofounder, Samantha John, another mission of Hopscotch is to get girls into programming early. Though they both work in the tech industry now, Leavitt and John didn’t consider programming as a career until after college.“In the tech world we’re constantly getting asked, ‘Why aren’t there more women in tech?’ I think it’s because women don’t get exposed to tech early on,” Leavitt said.“When I went to my family’s Hannukah party and the kids unwrapped their presents, the boys got mainly engineering toys and the girls got pink stuff. It tore my heart. I remember saying to Sam, ‘I wish there were some kind of awesome toy the parents could’ve gotten for the girls that would have exposed them to engineering just as much.’”Ideally, said Leavitt, Hopscotch will fill that void. They’ve worked hard to make Hopscotch unisex, scrapping its original graphics for being too “boyish.”“My favorite story about Hopscotch is when I took it to a classroom, showed it to boys and girls, and asked if they thought it was designed for boys, girls, or both. A boy said, ‘I think it’s universal,’ and a girl said ‘I think it’s for girls.’ That’s exactly what we’re going for.”center_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#developers#education#kids#women in tech How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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Beautiful Music for Successful Wedding Videos

first_imgWhen it comes to wedding videos, making sure you have the right music at hand can make all the difference.Any time you sign up to film a client’s wedding, it’s a pretty big responsibility to take on. After all, it’s your work that’ll shape the couple’s perception of their special day for years to come. So getting it right is kind of a big deal!To make a truly professional wedding video, seasoned videographers will tell you that it’s a matter of preparation. Gear and shot checklists are tools of the trade that can ensure you’re ready to capture the big day on film. And choosing wedding-appropriate assets in advance, like Light Leaks and transition effects, means that you won’t be scrambling to get your video done by the deadline.And finally, there’s one key wedding video ingredient that you should always keep in mind: the music.Think of wedding video music like the icing on the (wedding) cake: the final touch that can make all the difference. The right track can give your work emotional impact and help drive your video’s narrative forward. Whether going for formal and elegant or playful and lighthearted, it’s your musical choices that will help to set your video’s tone.To make sure that you’re prepared on the musical front too, we’ve compiled a playlist of ideal, royalty free tunes; the perfect soundtrack for a slo-mo walk down the aisle or for an upbeat wedding reception montage.Each track has been handpicked from the PremiumBeat music library. And with a PremiumBeat standard license, you won’t need to worry about copyright issues.To make sure that you’re ready for your next wedding video, check out our ultimate guide for wedding video production, too. It’s packed with expert advice and free downloads (including gear and shot lists) that’ll help you put together a memento that your clients will cherish forever.last_img read more

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Afghanistan vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 Broadcast: When and where to watch, live streaming

first_imgPakistan have spared no effort in their preparations to take on Afghanistan’s spinners in Saturday’s World Cup clash that could be crucial to their hopes of making the semi-finals, batsman Haris Sohail said on the eve of the contest.Back-to-back wins against South Africa and New Zealand have given the former champions a chance of making the knockouts but they must beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh in their final two games and hope other results go their way to advance.”We’ve kept it very simple. We’re going from match to match. They have quality spinners and we’ve seen a lot of videos and we’ve worked from them. And hopefully we’ll see a good match,” Sohail told reporters.Meanwhile, Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib said his team will fancy their chances on a Headingley wicket that could assist his spinners.Afghanistan are looking to finish on a high after losing all their seven games.”If you look at similar conditions, it is certainly in our favour, it’s good for our spinners,” he said.”Sohail played really well in the last two games and Babar Azam too. Rashid is a different spinner, a different bowler to other spinners. So it’s difficult to pick him.”What TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs Pakistan on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the World Cup 2019 match between Afghanistan vs Pakistan be played?advertisementThe World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs Pakistan will be played at the Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds from 3 PM IST on Saturday, June 29.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs Pakistan live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs Pakistan?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs Pakistan?Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar ZamanAfghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil.Also Read | Afghanistan vs Pakistan, Headingley Cricket Ground Leeds: Weather Updates on SaturdayAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan wary of Afghanistan spinners, says Haris Sohaillast_img read more

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