Morfik says that Scriptor, a utility built into their WebOS AppsBuilder platform, enables development of applications for products such as the iPhone. To prove that point, Morfik used Scriptor to develop iChess, a working example of an iPhone application. That link is the iPhone version, but see also http://chess.morfik.com for a browser version. It is a chess app, a favorite prototyping app of Morfik. It is running on EC2 now and can be used by purchasers of the iPhone on Friday. Also developers can download the AppsBuilder with Scriptor now from Morfik’s homepage.There is of course a lot of anticipation around third party iPhone apps – indeed there are dedicated sites for this already. As last100 recently noted, Apple will allow third party apps for iPhone – by giving them access through the web (not the OS).What Morfik has created is a web development environment for the iPhone. But they also told us that as soon as Apple announces an API for the iPhone, then Morfik will include that into their platform. WebOS vendor Morfik has created a platform for developers to build applications for Apple’s iPhone, which is being released Friday night. Morfik claims this is the first development tool for the iPhone.Up till this point, no one had announced a development tool for the iPhone – although there have been suggestions by bloggers that Adobe AIR and Google GWT might become iPhone development platforms. However, it seems Morfik is the first to do it. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Apple#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ UEFA have confirmed the seeding for the Euro 2020 draw on November 30, as Italy risk a Group of Death with France and Portugal. Roberto Mancini’s Italy find themselves in Pot 1 after winning all 10 games in Group J, the first time in their history that the Azzurri qualified for a major tournament with a 100% record. There is a nightmare scenario for Italy, in which they could find themselves in a group containing France and Portugal. Pot 1 Belguim, Italy, England, Germany, Spain, Ukraine Pot 2 France, Poland, Switzerland, Croatia, Netherlands, Russia Pot 3 Portugal, Turkey, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic Pot 4 Wales, Finland, Play-off winner A, Play-off winner B, Play-off winner C, Play-off winner D Euro 2020 begins in Rome on June 12.
Man City boss Guardiola: We must seduce fans about Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the fans need to be “seduced” after club polls showed supporters would prefer to win the Premier League than the Champions League.City open their ninth successive home campaign in the competition on Tuesday when they host Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb.”I know for fans the Premier League is most exciting. But this competition is nice too,” said City boss Guardiola.”We are going to try and seduce our fans and say: ‘We can do it.'”The best they have managed during Guardiola’s three campaigns is two quarter-finals, which ended in defeats by Liverpool and Tottenham.”We have done polls and people prefer, by far, to win the Premier League rather than the Champions League,” said Guardiola.”I don’t know why but that is the reality of our club and we have to accept it. I think it is because, in the past, they were not in this competition.”We were at home in the bars, drinking beer watching Liverpool and [Manchester] United. That’s the culture of the club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Rice appreciates influence of West Ham teammate Wilshereby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeclan Rice appreciates the influence of West Ham teammate Jack Wilshere.He admits he gets along well with the former Arsenal star.He said, “Me and Jack has been a surprise friendship. We get on so well, we’re like best friends really. I go round to his house and we go for coffee together.“He’s been hindered by injuries, if you look at his career, but his quality cannot be taken away from him. He’s a top player and even to be training with him is crazy because I grew up watching Jack Wilshere putting in performances on Match of the Day and against Lionel Messi in the Champions League in 2010, when he was only a kid. Sometimes I have to pinch myself.“Jack has been great for me as have the other senior lads in the side.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Alberta Ballet are set to take All of Us, based on the music of the Tragically Hip, on tour for five weeks next year.The company will introduce the ballet to new audiences across Canada, with them performing in Toronto, Hamilton, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. They’ll kick things off on May 25 in Hamilton before ending the dates on June 17 in Calgary.The much-loved show tells the story of “two warring clans who battle to inherit the earth to redesign its future anew.” It features a dynamic soundtrack featuring 20 iconic songs from the Hip’s legendary 30-year anthology. Advertisement Band member Rob Baker was a huge fan when he saw the show. He said, according to a press release: “I saw it twice and found it exhilarating. We are thrilled that the Alberta Ballet is taking the show out nationally.”Alberta Ballet artistic director and choreographer Jean Grand-Maitre said, “Beyond the Canadiana we usually attach to the music of the Hip, there lies a whole other universal wisdom which speaks, through its extraordinary simplicity, about humanity’s true inner potential.”All of Us is the latest addition to Grand-Maitre’s series of portrait ballets, with previous performances including the work of k.d. lang (Balletlujah), Sarah McLachlan (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy), Joni Mitchell (Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum), Elton John (Love Lies Bleeding), and Gordon Lightfoot (Our Canada).Tickets for All of Us will go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. For more info click here.By BECCA LONGMIRE | ET CANADA Advertisement Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage/Getty Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter
APTN National NewsThe isolated northern community of Sandy Bay, Sask., is in mourning.The funeral for nine-year-old Drake Bear was held Monday.And this latest tragedy has some community members saying Sandy Bay is in the grip of an epidemic.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo visited this community in crisis.
___UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushedLONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have plunged Brexit into chaos and the U.K. politics into crisis by rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union and leading to a no-confidence vote on her government. The 432 to 202 vote in the House of Commons was widely expected but still devastating for May, whose fragile leadership is now under siege. The no-confidence vote is set for Wednesday.___The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returnsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 per cent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won’t be paid. The Trump administration has promised that taxpayers owed refunds will be paid on time despite the disruption in government services caused by the partial shutdown now in its fourth week.___JPMorgan misses estimates, caused by trading troublesNEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase is reporting that its fourth-quarter profits jumped sharply from a year earlier but still missed analysts’ estimates because of weakness on its trading desks during the market’s recent bout of volatility.___Hampered by scandals, Wells Fargo’s profits stagnateNEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo’s profits fell slightly in the fourth quarter as the consumer banking giant remains restrained by federal regulators, who put a tight leash on it after years of scandals and missteps. The bank saw its total loans fall slightly from a year ago, and deposits were also down slightly. That’s notable because in a growing economy, a bank the size of Wells Fargo would typically be increasing both deposits and assets, just like its competition.___Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meetPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Government workers living without a paycheque are driving for Uber, relying on word of mouth and social networks to find handyman work and odd jobs to help pay the bills during the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The tens of thousands of out-of-work government employees have more options than in past shutdowns given the rise of the so-called “gig economy.” But giving Lyft rides is no substitute for stable work and a steady paycheque.___Going public? For Uber, Lyft and others, shutdown slows IPOsWASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Lane, a securities lawyer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who led the SEC’s corporation finance division in the late 1990s, said some IPOs planned for spring could be delayed until fall if the shutdown persists. For larger companies with ample cash reserves, the problem is manageable, Lane said. But smaller companies that lack deep sources of funding from the private credit markets or from venture capitalists could be hurt.___Facebook to invest $300 million in news, focusing on localNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The cash investment includes reporting grants for local newsrooms and investing in nonprofits aimed at helping support local news. The move comes at a difficult time for the news industry, facing falling profits and print readership. Online ad giants including Google and Facebook itself are partly to blame as they shifted advertising dollars way from print media.___Mnuchin urges senators to support easing Russia sanctionsWASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has met with Republican senators to persuade them to support the Trump administration’s decision to ease sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Mnuchin spoke to senators on Tuesday ahead of a scheduled vote on a resolution that seeks to block the lifting of penalties against the aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska.___China to cut taxes, keep policy flexible to counter slowdownBEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say Beijing plans to slash taxes, step up spending and help resolve financing problems of private and small enterprise to help counter the country’s worst slowdown since the global financial crisis. The officials said Tuesday that Beijing will keep its monetary policy stable but flexible. A deputy central bank governor, Zhu Hexin, said the People’s Bank of China was confident it can keep the value of the Chinese yuan steady. The officials outlined plans for 2019.___The S&P 500 index rose 27.69 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 2,610.30. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 155.75 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 24,065.59. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite jumped 117.92 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 7,023.83. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 12.40 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 1,445.22.Benchmark U.S. crude added 3.2 per cent to $52.11 a barrel in New York. The international standard, Brent crude, gained 2.8 per cent to $60.64 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline jumped 3.5 per cent to $1.41 a gallon. Heating oil rose 1.1 per cent to $1.87 a gallon and natural gas fell 2.5 per cent to $3.50 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Press
Kolkata: The Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) has started evacuating residents of SN Banerjee Road from Tuesday to facilitate construction for twin tunnels under East-West Metro project. Eighty-six buildings fall between the 800-metre stretch between the Esplanade crossing and Subodh Mullick Square (Wellington Square) and residents of all these buildings will be relocated temporarily in phases for undertaking tunnel boring work.KMRCL has put up notices on the buildings to inform the residents to temporarily evacuate their homes. A number of shops and business establishments may also have to be closed for a few days with the west bound tunnel being dug. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA majority of these buildings are old and dilapidated. So, steps are being taken to strengthen these houses to prevent any untoward incident as there will be heavy vibration during the tunnel digging process. Steel props, tilt meters, settlement markers and other monitoring equipment are being used in the exercise. The props are meant to support the structures from the inside as well as the outside. “The strengthening work will continue side by side as tunnel boring machine (TBM) Chandi will be digging the tunnel,” a senior KMRCL official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayArrangements have been made for lodging the evacuated residents at nearby private hotels. The residents can return to their respective houses once the tunnel-boring machines have passed under their residences. The Anadi Cabin, known for its lip smacking Moglai Paratha, will be closed for four days sometime by the end of this week. Regal Cinema and the Shalimar Hotel will also be closed for a few days when tunnel-boring machines will cut underneath the buildings. “The last lap of the tunneling from Esplanade to Sealdah will require around 14 months to complete,” the official said. A similar exercise of evacuating residents and strengthening buildings had taken place when the tunnels were built along Brabourne Road as part of the project.
Phoenix (US): Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community’s top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. “We feel that companies are commodifying and capitalizing on something that is dear and sacred to people around the world,” said Simran Jeet Singh, a senior fellow with the New York-based Sikh Coalition, who said the turban has a deep religious significance for the men of his faith. “And there is tension over the fact that the very article of our faith has been the focus of so much hate and violence and bullying,” he said, recalling that Sikhs wearing turbans have been attacked in hate crimes, including a man killed near Phoenix a few days after 9/11. The current complaint springs from a Gucci head wrap that until Wednesday was advertised on Nordstrom’s website for 790 as the “Indy Full Turban.” The description said the “gorgeously crafted turban is ready to turn heads while keeping you in comfort as well as trademark style.” The Nordstrom website on Saturday still had a reference to a Gucci “head wrap,” but it was listed as sold out and it was no longer pictured. “We have decided to stop carrying this product and have removed it from the site. It was never our intent to disrespect this religious and cultural symbol. We sincerely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by this,” the department store said in a tweet. Gucci’s turban was first talked about last winter, when a white model walked the runway wearing it during a fashion show. Gucci had not responded to the criticism over the product by Saturday. Emails seeking comment were sent to Gucci through its public relations representatives and a corporate fashion services website. “When companies appropriate articles of faith, they do not take into consideration the discrimination Sikhs face while adhering to the tenets of their faith. We appreciate @Nordstrom’s recognition of this problem & apology; we hope @Gucci will follow suit,” the Sikh coalition said in a Thursday tweet. The coalition was formed after Balbir Singh Sodhi, a bearded Sikh American wearing a turban, was shot and killed on September 15, 2001, in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa when he was mistaken for an Arab Muslim.
DAMASCUS– A Syrian government helicopter dropped barrel bombs on the Yarmouk refugee camp outside the capital Damascus, killing nine and wounding dozens of others, activists said. The Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) reported that a regime helicopter carried out an air strike on the camp. The report also said hundreds of civilians seeking refuge in the camp fled towards government check points.The Yarmouk refugee camp has been the scene of fierce fighting between government forces and the opposition since the civil war began in 2011.