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12-03 Bsktbll – WCS Crusaders vs Keefe Tech Academy – 60
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Whitinsville Christian 53, Keefe Tech 26: Broncos busted..By Frank Arena/Daily News staff.The MetroWest Daily News..WORCESTER —..The Keefe Tech boys basketball team has been relying on defense since losing top scorers, cousins Anthony and Brandon Morales. And the Broncos’ defense was on full display in the opening quarter of the Division 3 Central semifinals against defending Div. 3 state champion Whitinsville Christian at WPI’s Harrington Auditorium when they held the Crusaders to just six points…Unfortunately for Keefe Tech, its lack of offense and a second half full of turnovers proved to be the undoing of the Broncos in a 53-26 loss. Compounding the absence of the Morales cousins, was the loss of freshman Yunel Morales, who missed the game due to illness. That left too much responsibility in the hands of senior forward John Cancel, who couldn’t match Whitinsville Christian’s power all by himself. “We were missing our two leading scorers and our backup point guard,” said Keefe Tech head coach Paul Cavicchi. “It was a lot of pressure on John.”..Despite being shorthanded, Keefe Tech got off to a hot start, just as it did in its previous game against Bromfield. The Broncos outscored the Crusaders 5-0 over the first five minutes, with the defense holding Whitinsville Christian 0-for-8 from the field. But the Crusaders ended the quarter with a 6-0 run, then scored the first eight points of the second quarter to open up a 14-5 lead before Cancel (4 points) ended the run with 2:29 remaining in the half…Keefe Tech tried to quickly take the pressure off Cancel by getting the ball to senior Edwin Mieses (6 points, 15 rebounds), who hit two late shots in the second quarter to send the game to halftime with Whitinsville Christian ahead 18-12. Then the wheels fell off for Keefe Tech in the second half…“We played our defense I thought in the second half, but they doubled-teamed (Cancel) and took the ball away from him,” said Cavicchi. “Then we didn’t have anyone to take the ball down.”..Whitinsville Christian forced 11 second-half turnovers, the majority of them on steals. After four minutes of back-and-forth basketball, the Crusaders busted the game wide open, going on a 22-0 run spanning eight minutes. The offensive charge was led by junior guard Colin Richey, who finished with a game-high 11 points..The majority of the turnovers were forced by Whitinsville Christian’s full-court press, which was something Keefe Tech did not expect…“We haven’t done that all year,” said Whitinsville Christian coach Jeffrey Bajema. “We had to try something to get some energy for us.”..The press frustrated the Broncos and expunged any offensive rhythm they might have had..“At that point offense became so frustrating to them they could not even get into the right position,” said Cavicchi…The Crusaders continued to pour it on in the fourth. Senior guard Connor Dolan (8 points) started hitting jumpers, and senior center Jesse Dykstra (8 points) started hitting tough shots in the paint..While a victory was what Keefe Tech was looking for, or even just a closer outcome than last year’s 87-38 thrashing, the team did have an opportunity to get some younger players time as the clock wound down…“We got to get some kids out there on the court and get them to feel good about playing some varsity,” said Cavicchi. “We’re graduating 11 kids this year, 11 great kids.”…Read more: www.metrowestdailynews.com/editorspick_mobile/x1014037833…

Shot at ISO 2500, Aperture of 3.2, Shutter speed of 1/800 and Focal Length of 70.0 mm
Taken with a Minolta/Sony AF 70-200mm F2.8 G lens and processed by Aperture 3.2.2 on Monday March-05-2012 20:22 EST PM

Kobo's latest tablets have Tegra SoCs, high-PPI displays

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There's no word on whether the panel uses IPS panel technology, but I don't believe we've seen any TN screens with resolutions this high. We've asked Kobo for clarification and will update this post when we get an answer. In addition to its fancy …

The Internet Sites I Use the Most
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A year ago I blogged about the 25 sites that were on my Firefox bookmarks toolbar. These represented the 25 sites that I used the most in my day in day out online life.

I thought here now one year later I’d refresh this post showing which bookmarks were removed from my toolbar over the past year and which ones were added. I’ve also added comments on each link.

Links removed in the last year.

1. My Welcome Mat on Zooomr. The welcome mat on Zooomr was not providing me anything useful really. Instead I’ve streamlined my Zooomr links down to two, my Zooomr Social Stream and my Zooomr Zipline.

2. My Zooomr Sets. I had a lot of problems with my Zooomr sets so I stopped maintaining sets there and maintain them at Flickr now.

3. Magnolia. I stopped using Magnolia for bookmarks after some weird thing happened with the site and I could no longer add new bookmarks there.

4. My Magnolia Mini Marker. Same deal. Since I don’t use Magnolia anymore I don’t need this.

5. Google Docs. I just find that I don’t really need to use word processors and spreadsheets much anymore. I use Zoho now instead of Google docs but I don’t use it enough to give it toolbar real estate.

6. Twittersearch. Although I still post to Twitter occasionally I’ve largely stopped following it from twitter or using Twittersearch.

7. Involver. I was going to try and use Involver for my events, but it was a private beta thing that my friends couldn’t get into without an invite and upcoming.org just seemed easier to use.

8. Statsaholic. I kind of gave up on Statsaholic after their Alexa data kept getting disrupted. I’m also much less interested in traffic stats on sites these days.

9. Newsgator Online. I switched my RSS reader to Google Reader.

10. Sitemeter. I dumped Sitemeter this year. Google Analytics gives me most of the same information without having to pay for it.

11. Zooomr Blog. Not much activity here. Most of Zooomr’s updates go in the Zipline these days.

Links added in the last year.

1. Flickrleech. The best way to get a birds-eye view of a Flickr user’s entire photostream and the best thing ever done with the Flickr API. Also the best way to search Flickr.

2. SmartSetr. The best way to manage your sets on Flickr.

3. Google Reader. Using it now as my RSS reader. Replaced Newsgator Online.

4. FriendFeed. The social networking aggregator. Definitely one of the best new sites in the past year.

5. Zooomr Zipline. My new landing page on Zooomr. A great place to network with other Zooomr photographers.

6. Pownce. I like Pownce a lot more than Twitter. Probably because the community feels smaller and less clichéd and photos are more prominently featured than on Twitter. I also love the mp3 sharing functionality in Pownce.

7. Hype Machine. Where I go to discover new music most on the web.

8. Google Maps. I’m creating a map of all of the places in the world that I want to photograph. This is a brand new project started last week so there are not many places on it yet. I hope to add hundreds of places in the next year though and do a blog post about this at some point in the future.

9. Reddit. Love to regularly review stories on Reddit.

10. Upcoming.org. I use this for my events site now.

11. Netflix Queue. Canceled my DirecTV and signed up for Netflix this past year. Absolutely love the service. Better programming for a lot less money. If you want to see what movies I’m watching you can add me as a friend on Netflix here.

12. Tiny URL. Sometimes big urls don’t fit well with Twitter, Zooomr Zipline, etc. This site turns your large url into a tiny one.

13. Photography Voter. Like Digg for photography stories.

Links on both last year and this year.

1. Flickr Recent activity. The place where I go to see all of the activity on my photos on Flickr.

2. Zooomr Social Stream. The place where I go to see all of the activity on my photos on Zooomr

3. Twitter. Using it much less but still post directly there occasionally.

4. Facebook. Getting really bored with Facebook but still go there a few times a week. Mostly just to add new friends who’ve added me.

5. Google Analytics. Use this to track traffic stats and referral information for my blog.

6. DeleteMe Uncensored. Still a place that I hang out most on Flickr. Flickr has it marked as an adults only group so you have to join the group if you want to see it and you have to have your account enabled to see age 18+ content.

7. Thomashawk.com. My blog still gets a spot.

8. 30 Boxes. Still using 30 Boxes as my calendar. Like the version that they built for the iPhone this past year.

9. Techmeme. Still one of the best places to go on the internet for tech news.

10. Digg.com. Still a great place to find new stories.

11. Technorati Page for thomashawk.com. Still like to follow other bloggers who are linking to my blog.

12. and 13. Blogger and "Blog This" bookmarklet. Still using Blogger for publishing. I’ve thought about moving to WordPress many times in the past, but in the past year the Blogger service has gotten remarkably more robust and I decided to stick with Blogger for now.

What sites are on your toolbar? Are there sites that you just can’t live without day in and day out. Any new ones I should be trying out?

Pentagon, United Technology agree on F-35 engines

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The latest agreement in principle will be finalized in coming weeks. The Pentagon said the agreement reflected a 2.5 percent reduction in each of the 32 common configuration engines, which power both the Air Force's conventional take-off variant of the …

12-03 Bsktbll – WCS Crusaders vs Keefe Tech Academy – 374
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Whitinsville Christian 53, Keefe Tech 26: Broncos busted..By Frank Arena/Daily News staff.The MetroWest Daily News..WORCESTER —..The Keefe Tech boys basketball team has been relying on defense since losing top scorers, cousins Anthony and Brandon Morales. And the Broncos’ defense was on full display in the opening quarter of the Division 3 Central semifinals against defending Div. 3 state champion Whitinsville Christian at WPI’s Harrington Auditorium when they held the Crusaders to just six points…Unfortunately for Keefe Tech, its lack of offense and a second half full of turnovers proved to be the undoing of the Broncos in a 53-26 loss. Compounding the absence of the Morales cousins, was the loss of freshman Yunel Morales, who missed the game due to illness. That left too much responsibility in the hands of senior forward John Cancel, who couldn’t match Whitinsville Christian’s power all by himself. “We were missing our two leading scorers and our backup point guard,” said Keefe Tech head coach Paul Cavicchi. “It was a lot of pressure on John.”..Despite being shorthanded, Keefe Tech got off to a hot start, just as it did in its previous game against Bromfield. The Broncos outscored the Crusaders 5-0 over the first five minutes, with the defense holding Whitinsville Christian 0-for-8 from the field. But the Crusaders ended the quarter with a 6-0 run, then scored the first eight points of the second quarter to open up a 14-5 lead before Cancel (4 points) ended the run with 2:29 remaining in the half…Keefe Tech tried to quickly take the pressure off Cancel by getting the ball to senior Edwin Mieses (6 points, 15 rebounds), who hit two late shots in the second quarter to send the game to halftime with Whitinsville Christian ahead 18-12. Then the wheels fell off for Keefe Tech in the second half…“We played our defense I thought in the second half, but they doubled-teamed (Cancel) and took the ball away from him,” said Cavicchi. “Then we didn’t have anyone to take the ball down.”..Whitinsville Christian forced 11 second-half turnovers, the majority of them on steals. After four minutes of back-and-forth basketball, the Crusaders busted the game wide open, going on a 22-0 run spanning eight minutes. The offensive charge was led by junior guard Colin Richey, who finished with a game-high 11 points..The majority of the turnovers were forced by Whitinsville Christian’s full-court press, which was something Keefe Tech did not expect…“We haven’t done that all year,” said Whitinsville Christian coach Jeffrey Bajema. “We had to try something to get some energy for us.”..The press frustrated the Broncos and expunged any offensive rhythm they might have had..“At that point offense became so frustrating to them they could not even get into the right position,” said Cavicchi…The Crusaders continued to pour it on in the fourth. Senior guard Connor Dolan (8 points) started hitting jumpers, and senior center Jesse Dykstra (8 points) started hitting tough shots in the paint..While a victory was what Keefe Tech was looking for, or even just a closer outcome than last year’s 87-38 thrashing, the team did have an opportunity to get some younger players time as the clock wound down…“We got to get some kids out there on the court and get them to feel good about playing some varsity,” said Cavicchi. “We’re graduating 11 kids this year, 11 great kids.”…Read more: www.metrowestdailynews.com/editorspick_mobile/x1014037833…

Shot at ISO 2500, Aperture of 3.2, Shutter speed of 1/400 and Focal Length of 24.0 mm
Taken with a 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM lens and processed by Aperture 3.2.2 on Monday March-05-2012 21:34 EST PM

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