Stephen Curry scored 23 points in 27 minutes in his first match since October as the Golden State Warriors lost 121-113 to the Toronto Raptors.The three-time NBA champion broke his left hand in the Warriors’ fourth game of the season and consequently missed 58 games.Curry managed six rebounds and seven assists for his side, who lost their 10th straight home game.Norman Powell scored a career-high 37 points for the Raptors.The Canadian side are second in the Eastern Conference and clinched a play-off berth with Thursday’s win.Meanwhile, the San Francisco side are bottom of the Western Conference and experiencing one of the worst seasons in their history.
“No strong dates as to how much time at each level. We want to make sure and Hailie wants to make sure, her team wants to make sure, she progresses to the levels when she’s ready to ensure success at each step.”Deegan’s first formal time behind the Ford steering wheel will come at the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 3, 2020 — the traditional three-day test session for the Jan. 25-26 IMSA season-opening Rolex 24 sports car race weekend. Deegan will make her sports car debut on Friday, Jan. 25 with teammate Briscoe in the Michelin Pilot Challenge.Holly Cain writes for the NASCAR Wire Service. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Hailie Deegan, one of NASCAR’s most-talked about young talents, was formally introduced this week as a new Ford development driver. For the 2020 racing season, the 18-year old Californian will drive a Ford for the respected DGR-Crosley race team full time in the ARCA Menards Series and she will also compete in selected events for Ford’s Multimatic Motorsports team in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.It’s a major announcement for Ford and for Deegan, who in 2018 became the first woman to win a race in the former NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (now known as the ARCA Menards Series West). She added two more victories in the series in 2019, earning three pole positions, eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 14 starts en route to a third-place finish in the championship. In six ARCA Menards Series starts last year, Deegan earned a best finish of fifth at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Raceway.WATCH: Hailie Deegan: Win everything”Hailie has shown in her brief time behind the wheel of a stock car that she’s got what it takes to be successful,” Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, said at Tuesday’s formal announcement in Concord, N.C.”Our goal is to put her on a path to realize our shared goal of winning championships and part of that is gaining experience on tracks such as road courses and superspeedways. We feel this year will serve as a good foundation for what lies ahead.”That foundation will include an assortment of IMSA races in addition to the full 20-race ARCA schedule. Rushbrook reiterated to the gathered media Tuesday that the plan is to bring Deegan up to speed, slowly and steadily. In recent seasons Ford has fostered the burgeoning careers of young drivers such as Cole Custer, Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe.Deegan said she appreciated the measured approach.”I think it’s really important because, at the end of the day, as a driver, you pretty much have one reputation chance,” said Deegan, who will drive the No. 4 Monster Energy Ford in the ARCA ranks. “When you blow it, when you don’t do good, that kind of sits with you. It’s hard to get rid of that.MORE: Who won the NASCAR Cup championship 2019?”I think it’s definitely important for me and the people who support me and are coming with me along the journey that we want to have success where we go. When we move up to the next level, we want to make sure we do it at the right time and I’m ready for it and they’re ready to take the step.”I think we’re definitely taking the right route and process. If we can stick to what we’re doing, stick to the game plan, it should be good.”Deegan has contested her early stock car career in Toyota equipment, and although she’s grateful for the opportunities it presented, she said she felt this alliance with Ford would be beneficial long term with increased opportunity. She noted often Tuesday that her family has a long relationship with the manufacturer. Her father, Brian Deegan, won a gold medal in the 2011 X Games driving a Ford Fiesta in the Global Rallycross Championship.”I think it gives me the confidence to know that we made the right decision, confident in my future and my development just because we’re all on the same page,” Deegan said. “Especially with them starting this kind of lower-level development where they had Chase Briscoe, Cindric, all the guys coming through the higher ranks, now they’re kind of stepping into the ARCA Series.”It gives me a lot more confidence to know we’re doing the right thing when you have a lot more focus on you.”She added, “Over here, there’s a lot more focus and a lot clearer path on what they’re trying to do with their development drivers, their drivers coming through the ranks, having enough seats for them.”As for her pace, Rushbrook indicated there was no rush to get Deegan into one of NASCAR’s three national series until she was legitimately ready.”No comment on the length of the contract or even the progression,” Rushbrook said. “I think the great thing has been since the very first conversation that we want to see Hailie succeed and take the steps when the timing is right. I’ve got a lot of confidence that will go through in these coming years all the way to the Cup level.
ActiveState has added new beta features to its platform. According to the company, the new features will help “automatically build, certify and resolve open source language.”Specific features include the ability to select a set of packages from ActiveState’s inventory to create on-demand builds, automated Python builds, automatic dependency resolution, commit-based build history, and integrated Python runtime vulnerability reporting.“Polyglot is killing the enterprise, but it doesn’t have to. We believe you should enjoy all the benefits of many open source languages without any of the hassles. We want to free up coder time for high-value work, enable them to run a single command and get coding. And we want to empower management with the visibility and controls required to give developers the freedom to use open source tool,” said Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState.AWS acquires CloudEndureAWS has acquired cloud company CloudEndure. CloudEndure is a disaster recovery, cloud backup, and cloud migration solution provider. The company has been an AWS Advanced Technology Partner since 2016.“This acquisition expands our ability to deliver innovative and flexible migration, backup, and disaster recovery solutions,” CloudEndure wrote on its website. Square launches In-App Payments SDKSquare has launched a new In-App Payments SDK, which will enable developers and sellers to process payments within consumer-facing mobile apps. According to the company, the SDK includes a customizable payments flow that is compatible with most popular payment types. By letting the SDK handle the complexity of payments, developers will be able to focus on building better experiences, Square explained.“With the introduction of in-app mobile payments to the Square platform, developers now have a complete, omnichannel payments solution for all their payment needs,” said Carl Perry, developer lead at Square. “From software to hardware to services, Square offers a complete payments experience all in one cohesive open platform. Even better, developers and sellers can manage all their payments across in-store, mobile and online all in one place.”Hyatt launches bug bounty programHyatt has launched a new bug bounty program, making it the first company in the hospitality industry to do so. The news comes after Marriott revealed a major security breach. Rewards will be released after remediation based on severity.“By being the first organization in the hospitality industry to embrace the collaborative efforts of global security researchers, Hyatt hopes to continue to raise its already high level of security standards as well as learn from and collaborate with security researchers,” Hyatt wrote in a post. “If you have information about a qualified security vulnerability that is within our predetermined scope, we would love to hear from you!”More information on the bug bounty program can be found here.