first_img Anchorage Apartments.The 10-story building includes 42 two, three and three-bedroom plus study apartments ranging from 140 to 280 sqm.Anchorage Apartments’ Rick Sheida said interest in the project was surging and they looked forward to welcoming potential buyers through the building from September.“To have already sold 65 per cent of the fourth stage by the topping out is incredibly exciting and a testament to the strong buyer proposition this development offers in terms of its waterfront location, generous apartment size, luxury finishes and amenities and spectacular views,” Mr Sheida said. “Many of our buyers are already familiar with the lifestyle and luxury of life at Anchorage having purchased into the fourth stage after living in an apartment in one of our other buildings. We look forward to showing future residents through the building in September ahead of welcoming them to their new home later this year.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37THE latest addition to the Hope Island waterfront has culminated this month with the topping out of Anchorage Apartments’ $46 million fourth stage.The project, on Sheehan Ave, has attracted strong sales interest with 65 per cent of stock already sold. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoAnchorage Apartments.The residences feature a butler’s pantry, wine fridge, limited double lockup garages, electric car charging stations and 30 sqm balconies.Resident facilities include a gym and Seychelles-style resort pool. The waterfront apartments have 15m private marina berths with direct access to the Coomera River, Broadwater and beyond. Prices in the fourth stage start at $700,000.last_img read more

first_imgRising Sun, IN—Early Tuesday morning, the Indiana State Police began investigating a shooting that occurred at an Ohio County, Indiana residence.Officers with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office and Rising Sun Police Department initially responded to a residence on State Road 262 near Rising Sun, Indiana after receiving reports that shots were fired outside of a residence at approximately 6:00 am this morning. The Indiana State Police Department was then requested to lead the investigation.The initial investigation by detectives indicated that Marcus Donald, 34, and two other individuals showed up at the residence early Tuesday morning. While outside of the residence, detectives believe the three individuals got into an altercation with a man that lives at the home. During the altercation, the 22-year-old resident of the home produced a handgun and fired at the three men. The three men then fled the area.Later in the morning, a 20-year-old Ohio man was located in the area, suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to a Cincinnati area hospital for treatment of his serious injuries. That afternoon, Marcus Donald was located on foot in the area. After further investigation, Donald was arrested on an initial charge of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. The third person of interest, a white male, has not been located.Police are still trying to locate the third man who fled the scene. Investigators do not believe there is any danger to the public at this time. The identities of the other three males involved in the incident are being withheld at this time. The investigation is ongoing with more arrests possible.last_img read more

first_imgFOOTBALL NONLEAGUE Today Bellflower at La Mirada, 7 p.m. Santa Fe at Downey, 7 p.m. LA Washington at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m. Brea at La Habra, 7 p.m. El Rancho vs. Orange Lutheran, at Brea Olinda HS, 7 p.m. Century vs. La Serna, at California HS, 7 p.m. California at Lawndale, 7 p.m. Whittier vs. Pasadena, at Pasadena City College, 7 p.m. Lucerne Valley at Cantwell Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. Western Christian vs. Whittier Christian, at Whittier College, 7 p.m. Schurr at Don Bosco Tech, 7 p.m. BOYS CROSS COUNTRY DEL RIO LEAGUE at Legg Lake El Rancho 15, Santa Fe 48 1. Pedro De Alba (ER) 16:44, 2. Eddie Aguilar (ER) 17:01, 3. John Huerta (ER) 17:26, 4. Ervin Romo (ER) 17:31, 5. Mauricio Samayoa (ER) 18:04. Records: El Rancho 2-0; Santa Fe 0-2. La Serna Course Whittier 21, La Serna 38 1. Luis Dorantes (W) 16:47, 2. Luke Galven (W) 16:48, 3. Richard Manuse (LS) 17:17, 4. Eric Magana (LS) 17:35, 5. Alfonso Cano (W) 17:50. Records: Whittier 2-0 (league); La Serna 2-2, 0-2. BOYS WATER POLO NONLEAGUE San Marino 7, La Serna 6 San Marino 1 3 1 2 7 La Serna 0 2 1 3 6 San Marino scoring: Nate Ting 3, Thomas Lazzarini 2, Percy Genyk, James Goh. La Serna scoring: Josh Cotton 3, Bret Barbour, John Mooney, Marshall Guiboa. Shots: San Marino 21, La Serna 15. Goalie saves: Terence Tsai (SM) 7, Matt Villanueva (LS) 7. Records (overall): San Marino 10-9; La Serna 6-9. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY DEL RIO LEAGUE at Legg Lake El Rancho 15, Santa Fe 49 1. Mary Rojas (ER) 20:51, 2. Socorro Hinojosa (ER) 20:52, 3. Lupe Ramirez (ER) 20:59, 4. Alice Perez (ER) 21:03, 5. Sonia Flores 21:13. Records: El Rancho 2-0; Santa Fe 0-2. La Serna Course La Serna 28, Whittier 29 1. Alma Martinez (W) 19:55, 2. Precious Nelson (W) 20:09, 3. Justine Diaz (LS) 20:46, 4. Melanie Luevano (LS) 21:21, 5. Brittany Bishop (W) 22:00. Records: La Serna 3-1, 1-1; Whittier 1-1 (league). GIRLS TENNIS ALPHA LEAGUE Whittier Christian 12, Connelly 6 At Whittier Christian HS Singles: Whittier Christian — Chun 3-0, Trishna Katakia 3-0, Amanda Passi 0-3. Connelly — Fee 1-2, Howell 1-2, Lee 1-2. Doubles: Whittier Christian — Lee-Roady 3-0, Pollard-Fiorentino 3-0, Reid-McFall 0-3. Connelly — Stack-Stevens 1-2, Solis-Mitri 1-2, Carter-Choe 1-2. Record: Whittier Christian 1-7. DEL RIO LEAGUE La Serna 13, Whittier 5 At Whittier HS Singles: La Serna — Tiffany Lecong 3-0, Joann Janchoi 2-1, Nicole Lee 0-1, Stacey Miller 0-2. Whittier — Valerie Murillo 2-1, Krystal Gracia 1-2, Claire Hara 1-2. Doubles: La Serna –Larissa Vonlockner-Lucia Prieto 3-0, Ally Rudolph-Gabby Gottlieb 3-0, Madeline Pina-Leslie Diaz 1-1, Liz McFarland-Christie Sosa 1-0. Whittier — Jennifer Mendoza-Mariana Esquer 1-2, Nikki Guerrero-Melissa Cueto 0-3, Amanda Green-Jessica Harmer 0-1, Alisa Hampson-Julia Herrera 0-2. Records: La Serna 9-1, 3-0; Whittier 2-1 in league. California 10, Santa Fe 8 At Santa Fe HS Singles: California — Vanessa Machuca 2-1, Carrie Bogdanoff 3-0, Shaina Montiel 1-2. Santa Fe — Naomi Perez 2-1, Denise Alvarado 0-3, Bernette De La Cruz 1-2. Doubles: California — Nicole Duffy-Daisy Gonzales 1-2, Evelyn Cabadas-Susan Ruiz 2-1, Stephanie Granado-Gia Castro 1-2. Santa Fe — Michelle Dang-Michelle Quezada 2-1, Jasmine Raynoso-Paulina Flores 3-0, Sonepha Kay-Jackie Vallardez 0-3. Records: California 4-4, 2-1; Santa Fe 2-6, 0-3. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DEL RIO LEAGUE At Pioneer El Rancho def. Pioneer, 25-14, 25-17, 25-18. Record: El Rancho 11-4, 2-0. Notes: Sherise Musquiz (ER) 17 kills; Stephanie Gonzales (ER) 7 aces. At La Serna La Serna def. Whittier, 25-12, 25-20, 25-18. Records (overall, league): Whittier 0-2 (in league); La Serna 4-8, 1-1. Notes: Nicole Holmes (LS) 12 kills, Chelsey Cook (LS) 10 kills. OLYMPIC LEAGUE At Whittier Christian Whittier Christian def. Maranatha, 25-20, 25-15, 11-25, 25-19. Records (overall, league): Maranatha 6-5, 1-1; Whittier Christian 4-4, 1-1. Notes: Teanna Robinson (M) 10 kills, Becky Rowe (M) 5 aces. NONLEAGUE At Southwestern Academy HS Southwestern def. New Harvest Christian 25-21, 25-18, 25-23. Records (overall, league): Southwestern 3-1. Notes: Kayla Law (SA) 6 aces; Yunan He (SA) 5 aces; Samantha Acosta (SA) 5 aces. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,FOOTBALL NONLEAGUE Today Bellflower at La Mirada, 7 p.m. Santa Fe at Downey, 7 p.m. LA Washington at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m. Brea at La Habra, 7 p.m. El Rancho vs. Orange Lutheran, at Brea Olinda HS, 7 p.m. Century vs. La Serna, at California HS, 7 p.m. California at Lawndale, 7 p.m. Whittier vs. Pasadena, at Pasadena City College, 7 p.m. Lucerne Valley at Cantwell Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. Western Christian vs. Whittier Christian, at Whittier College, 7 p.m. Schurr at Don Bosco Tech, 7 p.m. BOYS CROSS COUNTRY DEL RIO LEAGUE at Legg Lake El Rancho 15, Santa Fe 48 1. Pedro De Alba (ER) 16:44, 2. Eddie Aguilar (ER) 17:01, 3. John Huerta (ER) 17:26, 4. Ervin Romo (ER) 17:31, 5. Mauricio Samayoa (ER) 18:04. Records: El Rancho 2-0; Santa Fe 0-2. La Serna Course Whittier 21, La Serna 38 1. Luis Dorantes (W) 16:47, 2. Luke Galven (W) 16:48, 3. Richard Manuse (LS) 17:17, 4. Eric Magana (LS) 17:35, 5. Alfonso Cano (W) 17:50. Records: Whittier 2-0 (league); La Serna 2-2, 0-2. BOYS WATER POLO NONLEAGUE San Marino 7, La Serna 6 San Marino 1 3 1 2 7 La Serna 0 2 1 3 6 San Marino scoring: Nate Ting 3, Thomas Lazzarini 2, Percy Genyk, James Goh. La Serna scoring: Josh Cotton 3, Bret Barbour, John Mooney, Marshall Guiboa. Shots: San Marino 21, La Serna 15. Goalie saves: Terence Tsai (SM) 7, Matt Villanueva (LS) 7. Records (overall): San Marino 10-9; La Serna 6-9. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY DEL RIO LEAGUE at Legg Lake El Rancho 15, Santa Fe 49 1. Mary Rojas (ER) 20:51, 2. Socorro Hinojosa (ER) 20:52, 3. Lupe Ramirez (ER) 20:59, 4. Alice Perez (ER) 21:03, 5. Sonia Flores 21:13. Records: El Rancho 2-0; Santa Fe 0-2. La Serna Course La Serna 28, Whittier 29 1. Alma Martinez (W) 19:55, 2. Precious Nelson (W) 20:09, 3. Justine Diaz (LS) 20:46, 4. Melanie Luevano (LS) 21:21, 5. Brittany Bishop (W) 22:00. Records: La Serna 3-1, 1-1; Whittier 1-1 (league). GIRLS TENNIS ALPHA LEAGUE Whittier Christian 12, Connelly 6 At Whittier Christian HS Singles: Whittier Christian — Chun 3-0, Trishna Katakia 3-0, Amanda Passi 0-3. Connelly — Fee 1-2, Howell 1-2, Lee 1-2. Doubles: Whittier Christian — Lee-Roady 3-0, Pollard-Fiorentino 3-0, Reid-McFall 0-3. Connelly — Stack-Stevens 1-2, Solis-Mitri 1-2, Carter-Choe 1-2. Record: Whittier Christian 1-7. DEL RIO LEAGUE La Serna 13, Whittier 5 At Whittier HS Singles: La Serna — Tiffany Lecong 3-0, Joann Janchoi 2-1, Nicole Lee 0-1, Stacey Miller 0-2. Whittier — Valerie Murillo 2-1, Krystal Gracia 1-2, Claire Hara 1-2. Doubles: La Serna –Larissa Vonlockner-Lucia Prieto 3-0, Ally Rudolph-Gabby Gottlieb 3-0, Madeline Pina-Leslie Diaz 1-1, Liz McFarland-Christie Sosa 1-0. Whittier — Jennifer Mendoza-Mariana Esquer 1-2, Nikki Guerrero-Melissa Cueto 0-3, Amanda Green-Jessica Harmer 0-1, Alisa Hampson-Julia Herrera 0-2. Records: La Serna 9-1, 3-0; Whittier 2-1 in league. California 10, Santa Fe 8 At Santa Fe HS Singles: California — Vanessa Machuca 2-1, Carrie Bogdanoff 3-0, Shaina Montiel 1-2. Santa Fe — Naomi Perez 2-1, Denise Alvarado 0-3, Bernette De La Cruz 1-2. Doubles: California — Nicole Duffy-Daisy Gonzales 1-2, Evelyn Cabadas-Susan Ruiz 2-1, Stephanie Granado-Gia Castro 1-2. Santa Fe — Michelle Dang-Michelle Quezada 2-1, Jasmine Raynoso-Paulina Flores 3-0, Sonepha Kay-Jackie Vallardez 0-3. Records: California 4-4, 2-1; Santa Fe 2-6, 0-3. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DEL RIO LEAGUE At Pioneer El Rancho def. Pioneer, 25-14, 25-17, 25-18. Record: El Rancho 11-4, 2-0. Notes: Sherise Musquiz (ER) 17 kills; Stephanie Gonzales (ER) 7 aces. At La Serna La Serna def. Whittier, 25-12, 25-20, 25-18. Records (overall, league): Whittier 0-2 (in league); La Serna 4-8, 1-1. Notes: Nicole Holmes (LS) 12 kills, Chelsey Cook (LS) 10 kills. OLYMPIC LEAGUE At Whittier Christian Whittier Christian def. Maranatha, 25-20, 25-15, 11-25, 25-19. Records (overall, league): Maranatha 6-5, 1-1; Whittier Christian 4-4, 1-1. Notes: Teanna Robinson (M) 10 kills, Becky Rowe (M) 5 aces. NONLEAGUE At Southwestern Academy HS Southwestern def. New Harvest Christian 25-21, 25-18, 25-23. Records (overall, league): Southwestern 3-1. Notes: Kayla Law (SA) 6 aces; Yunan He (SA) 5 aces; Samantha Acosta (SA) 5 aces. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,FOOTBALL NONLEAGUE Today Bellflower at La Mirada, 7 p.m. Santa Fe at Downey, 7 p.m. LA Washington at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m. Brea at La Habra, 7 p.m. El Rancho vs. Orange Lutheran, at Brea Olinda HS, 7 p.m. Century vs. La Serna, at California HS, 7 p.m. California at Lawndale, 7 p.m. Whittier vs. Pasadena, at Pasadena City College, 7 p.m. Lucerne Valley at Cantwell Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. Western Christian vs. Whittier Christian, at Whittier College, 7 p.m. Schurr at Don Bosco Tech, 7 p.m. BOYS CROSS COUNTRY DEL RIO LEAGUE at Legg Lake El Rancho 15, Santa Fe 48 1. Pedro De Alba (ER) 16:44, 2. Eddie Aguilar (ER) 17:01, 3. John Huerta (ER) 17:26, 4. Ervin Romo (ER) 17:31, 5. Mauricio Samayoa (ER) 18:04. Records: El Rancho 2-0; Santa Fe 0-2. La Serna Course Whittier 21, La Serna 38 1. Luis Dorantes (W) 16:47, 2. Luke Galven (W) 16:48, 3. Richard Manuse (LS) 17:17, 4. Eric Magana (LS) 17:35, 5. Alfonso Cano (W) 17:50. Records: Whittier 2-0 (league); La Serna 2-2, 0-2. BOYS WATER POLO NONLEAGUE San Marino 7, La Serna 6 San Marino 1 3 1 2 7 La Serna 0 2 1 3 6 San Marino scoring: Nate Ting 3, Thomas Lazzarini 2, Percy Genyk, James Goh. La Serna scoring: Josh Cotton 3, Bret Barbour, John Mooney, Marshall Guiboa. Shots: San Marino 21, La Serna 15. Goalie saves: Terence Tsai (SM) 7, Matt Villanueva (LS) 7. Records (overall): San Marino 10-9; La Serna 6-9. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY DEL RIO LEAGUE at Legg Lake El Rancho 15, Santa Fe 49 1. Mary Rojas (ER) 20:51, 2. Socorro Hinojosa (ER) 20:52, 3. Lupe Ramirez (ER) 20:59, 4. Alice Perez (ER) 21:03, 5. Sonia Flores 21:13. Records: El Rancho 2-0; Santa Fe 0-2. La Serna Course La Serna 28, Whittier 29 1. Alma Martinez (W) 19:55, 2. Precious Nelson (W) 20:09, 3. Justine Diaz (LS) 20:46, 4. Melanie Luevano (LS) 21:21, 5. Brittany Bishop (W) 22:00. Records: La Serna 3-1, 1-1; Whittier 1-1 (league). GIRLS TENNIS ALPHA LEAGUE Whittier Christian 12, Connelly 6 At Whittier Christian HS Singles: Whittier Christian — Chun 3-0, Trishna Katakia 3-0, Amanda Passi 0-3. Connelly — Fee 1-2, Howell 1-2, Lee 1-2. Doubles: Whittier Christian — Lee-Roady 3-0, Pollard-Fiorentino 3-0, Reid-McFall 0-3. Connelly — Stack-Stevens 1-2, Solis-Mitri 1-2, Carter-Choe 1-2. Record: Whittier Christian 1-7. DEL RIO LEAGUE La Serna 13, Whittier 5 At Whittier HS Singles: La Serna — Tiffany Lecong 3-0, Joann Janchoi 2-1, Nicole Lee 0-1, Stacey Miller 0-2. Whittier — Valerie Murillo 2-1, Krystal Gracia 1-2, Claire Hara 1-2. Doubles: La Serna –Larissa Vonlockner-Lucia Prieto 3-0, Ally Rudolph-Gabby Gottlieb 3-0, Madeline Pina-Leslie Diaz 1-1, Liz McFarland-Christie Sosa 1-0. Whittier — Jennifer Mendoza-Mariana Esquer 1-2, Nikki Guerrero-Melissa Cueto 0-3, Amanda Green-Jessica Harmer 0-1, Alisa Hampson-Julia Herrera 0-2. Records: La Serna 9-1, 3-0; Whittier 2-1 in league. California 10, Santa Fe 8 At Santa Fe HS Singles: California — Vanessa Machuca 2-1, Carrie Bogdanoff 3-0, Shaina Montiel 1-2. Santa Fe — Naomi Perez 2-1, Denise Alvarado 0-3, Bernette De La Cruz 1-2. Doubles: California — Nicole Duffy-Daisy Gonzales 1-2, Evelyn Cabadas-Susan Ruiz 2-1, Stephanie Granado-Gia Castro 1-2. Santa Fe — Michelle Dang-Michelle Quezada 2-1, Jasmine Raynoso-Paulina Flores 3-0, Sonepha Kay-Jackie Vallardez 0-3. Records: California 4-4, 2-1; Santa Fe 2-6, 0-3. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DEL RIO LEAGUE At Pioneer El Rancho def. Pioneer, 25-14, 25-17, 25-18. Record: El Rancho 11-4, 2-0. Notes: Sherise Musquiz (ER) 17 kills; Stephanie Gonzales (ER) 7 aces. At La Serna La Serna def. Whittier, 25-12, 25-20, 25-18. Records (overall, league): Whittier 0-2 (in league); La Serna 4-8, 1-1. Notes: Nicole Holmes (LS) 12 kills, Chelsey Cook (LS) 10 kills. OLYMPIC LEAGUE At Whittier Christian Whittier Christian def. Maranatha, 25-20, 25-15, 11-25, 25-19. Records (overall, league): Maranatha 6-5, 1-1; Whittier Christian 4-4, 1-1. Notes: Teanna Robinson (M) 10 kills, Becky Rowe (M) 5 aces. NONLEAGUE At Southwestern Academy HS Southwestern def. New Harvest Christian 25-21, 25-18, 25-23. Records (overall, league): Southwestern 3-1. Notes: Kayla Law (SA) 6 aces; Yunan He (SA) 5 aces; Samantha Acosta (SA) 5 aces. last_img read more

first_imgGoalkeeper Julio Cesar’s unfortunate own goal meant an entertaining first half at Loftus Road ended all-square.Junior Hoilett’s deflected effort gave QPR an early lead, but Everton levelled when Sylvain Distin’s header from Steven Pienaar’s right-wing free-kick hit the post before rebounding off Cesar and into the net.Having sloppily conceded early goals in their previous two matches, this time Rangers found themselves ahead after only two minutes.Following Cesar’s punch clear from a corner, Hoilett got the better of Phil Neville deep inside the Rangers half and galloped towards the Everton penalty area.After opting not to put Adel Taarabt through on goal, the Canadian benefited from a huge slice of luck when his shot struck Leighton Baines, completely wrong-footing Everton keeper Tim Howard.Slightly hampered by the non-availability of various players prior to the international break, Rangers manager Mark Hughes was able to ring the changes.Out went Alejandro Faurlin, Anton Ferdinand and Clint Hill, with Stephane Mbia partnering Ryan Nelsen at centre-back, Armand Traore starting at left-back, Samba Diakite returning to the midfield and Ji-sung Park reverting to his preferred right-wing position.Taarabt played from the left, with Hoilett supporting Bobby Zamora in the middle.And after Hoilett’s opener, Hughes’ side – bottom of the table and without a league win this season – appeared to grow in confidence.But they were pegged back by a mixture of bad luck and all-too familiar shoddy defending, with an unchallenged Distin able to meet Pienaar’s 32nd-minute delivery.Everton then took control, appealing in vain for penalty after Nikica Jelavic went down under a challenge from Mbia, and then going close to taking the lead when Baines’ corner was headed against the bar by Phil Jagielka.QPR (4-4-1-1): Cesar; Bosingwa, Mbia, Nelsen, Traore; Park, Diakite, Granero, Taarabt; Hoilett; Zamora.Subs: Green, Ferdinand, Cisse, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Onuoha, Faurlin.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgHaving fallen far behind its mobile competitors, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion desperately needs its next-generation mobile operating system to be a hit. RIM pulled back the curtain on BB 10 today at its BlackBerry Jam developers conference in San Jose, showing off features the company hopes will pull it back from the brink of oblivion. BlackBerry 10 has been in development for 18 months and the finish line is finally in sight. For years, the knock against BlackBerry has been that it was badly outmaneuvered and its aging OS has not kept pace with smartphone innovation. These points are pretty much beyond dispute. BB 10, then, is RIM’s valiant, if fraught, effort to claw its way back into the market.A Sweeter BlackBerryRIM CEO Thorsten Heins showed off several new aspects of BlackBerry 10 intended to drum up excitement for the platform among mobile developers, consumers and enterprises. The first is a unified messaging interface called BlackBerry Hub, an always-on inbox that stores emails, texts, calendar, events and BlackBerry Messenger. Users will be able access Hub on BlackBerry devices from any app or the home screen by swiping up and over from the edges of the device.RIM is also focused on maintaining its traditional strength in the enterprise. The BlackBerry Balance feature customizes the user experience between personal and work interfaces while providing security and data protection. RIM will also unveil a new version of its app store, BlackBerry App World, that is optimized for enterprise applications. Employees using BB 10 will be able to toggle their phone between work and personal use, with work settings controlled directly by their employer’s IT department.At RIM’s BlackBerry World conference in May, Heins unveiled BB 10’s predictive text feature, which the company hopes will revolutionize typing on mobile devices. Initial reviews of BlackBerry hardware’s new keyboard were tepid. At today’s keynote, Heins showed off another new user interface feature called BlackBerry Flow, a contextual touchscreen feature that knows where a finger is touching on the screen and can be integrated across all BB 10 apps.BB 10 will also integrate a feature called “active frames” that are essentially small, developer-customizable widgets that can live on the device’s home screen. Imagine a cross between Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles and Android widgets.Heins said that BB 10 is on schedule. It will go into beta test in October through RIM’s carrier partners and will be released with new devices in the first quarter of 2013.  Making Sense Of RIM’s New Approach Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#RIM Seeing the interface of BB 10 during the keynote, several things come immediately to mind. First, BB 10 looks eerily similar to Android. The active frames are small apps on the home screen, just like widgets, and the app icons could be younger brothers of Android’s primary interface. Android critics initially charged that Google’s mobile OS was a copy of Apple’s iOS (which may have been true at one point, but no longer). Can RIM win by copying Android? At least the BlackBerry interface will feel familiar to many users.BlackBerry Flow and Hub are interesting, somewhat unique, features. These are not apps, per se, but part of the platform’s architecture. That means they can be integrated into just about any experience that runs on BB 10, always present, always available to be configured to a developer’s application. These persistent user experience features will give BB 10 a feeling of differentiation from Android, iOS and Windows Phone – but they may not be enough to win users back to BlackBerry’s platform. The goal is clear: RIM needs to turn BB 10 into a modern operating system that is close enough to the competitors that it will not alienate users while adding distinctive functions that differentiate it from Android and iOS. Once that base is in place, BlackBerry can push its strengths: communication and security. It was no coincidence that Heins’s primary messages at the BlackBerry Jam keynote were Hub and Balance. Traditional strengths integrated into an entirely new user experience should excite the BlackBerry faithful, but it might be too little, too late to turn the heads of consumers and enterprises that have long since abandoned RIM. Related Posts dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgAvery johnsons smiles at alabama podium.avery johnson alabamaAvery Johnson turned in a pretty decent season in his first year as head coach of Alabama men’s basketball, leading the rebuilding Crimson Tide to an 18-15 record and an NIT berth. Johnson was previously a pretty successful NBA head coach, leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Finals in 2006, competing against great head coaches like the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich.After his first season in Tuscaloosa, Johnson thinks there are some pretty significant similarities between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Popovich, two of the great coaches ever in their respective sports. He discussed those similarities on ESPN’s Mike & Mike this morning. SEC Country transcribed the interview:“You look at Coach Saban, look at all the guys that are going in the first round this year,” Johnson told the show Monday morning. “Those guys, every single day — I’ve been on the practice field with those guys — Coach Saban gets after them really hard. But they listen, they take it and all of those guys are very competitive. Coach Saban and Coach Popovich, they have a lot in common.”…“They’re both about habits, and habits are formed in practice,” Johnson said. “When you look at what happens in the game, it’s a direct reflection on the discipline and details that their teams perform with in practice. Both guys are very, very competitive — I don’t think either of them wants to lose a game of checkers or chess — and they have a high level of expectation every single day with everything that they do.”At first glance, Saban and Popovich don’t seem that similar, but they definitely share a bunch of traits the more you think about it.[SEC Country]last_img read more