Storms rake Indiana Thursday

first_imgBatesville, In. — With what seemed like the flip of a switch, the severe weather season of 2019 began Thursday afternoon. The storms left thousands without power, toppled trees and property damage according to the Indiana State Police.A suspected tornado damaged a farm in the Brownstown area and reports of hail were received from New Salisbury in southern Indiana and the Angola area in northern Indiana.The strongest cell in the system reportedly began in Evansville and raked a path through Jackson, Bartholomew, Jennings, Ripley and Franklin Counties. Storm scientists from the National Weather Service are trying to determine if the damage was caused by straight-line winds or a tornado. Some storm spotters did report rotation.Damage reports were received from Franklin, Ripley and Jennings Counties.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Real Salt Lake fires coach Mike Petke after suspension for abusing referee

first_imgReal Salt Lake replaced Petke with assistant Freddy Juarez on an interim basis until the end of the season, having collected seven points from three games in the coach’s absence.Petke, who won the 2013 Supporters’ Shield with New York Red Bulls, has been infamously outspoken in the past.Last year, he challenged MLS to “drain my bank account, I don’t give a sh— anymore” in a rant as he criticized officials after a loss to Minnesota United. He was suspended for two matches and fined $10,000. Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke has been fired after serving a three-match MLS suspension for abusing a referee in a Leagues Cup match.Petke, 43, was suspended after RSL’s July 24 loss to Tigres for confronting the officials and using a homophobic slur in Spanish. In addition, RSL suspended its coach without pay for two weeks.He had been set to return Monday before the team announced his firing.A statement described “the steepest sanctions ever imposed on an MLS coach” and added: “After further deliberations and a series of constructive discussions internally and with various members of our community, we have concluded, pursuant to his employment agreement, to immediately terminate Mike Petke’s employment.”The club explained: “At Real Salt Lake, we have the privilege to represent our great community and fans here locally and on a national and global basis.Real Salt Lake Terminates Contract of Head Coach Mike Petke— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) August 12, 2019″We hold all of our coaches, players, executives and staff to the highest standards of professionalism.”As an organization, it is vital that everyone, particularly our leadership, reflects and embodies our core values and the values of our community, treating all people with respect, civility and professionalism.”Moreover, throughout our 15-year history, we have championed diversity, acceptance and inclusion throughout our organization, our stadiums and our community. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic says MLS playoff ‘system is s—’center_img Josef Martinez scores in 10th consecutive game to break MLS record The coach was suspended for three MLS matches, three Leagues Cup matches and fined $25,000 for using “unacceptable and offensive language” and for his “repeated confrontational misconduct towards match officials.”Petke also was required to attend anger management, sensitivity and diversity training. Related Newslast_img read more

Qt has not been spun off said Digia marketing d

first_img“Qt has not been spun off,” said Digia marketing director Katherine Barrios. “We are doing this to better strengthen our technology and bring closer together our commercial and open-source versions, allowing us to better communicate in one voice to our ecosystem. In the past two years, we have seen industry giants who once banked on pure Web technologies see the power of native or hybrid development for performance and smooth graphics capabilities. This is the power of Qt. We want every software developer out there in all corners of the world to have the opportunity to develop with it.”Qt has always been a journeyman in the software space. The framework has been around since 1991, originally developed by Trolltech, which shepherded it through version 4.0. Trolltech was acquired in 2008 by Nokia, which changed the toolkit’s name first to Qt Software and then to Qt Development Frameworks.Qt’s brief stint with Nokia ended in 2011-12 when Digia acquired first the rights and then the entire Qt business. Under Digia and the Qt project, the framework and UI toolkit has gained and expanded open-source presence under the Open Governance Model of community-based contribution.In light of Qt’s newest direction, Barrios laid out some of the major upgrades and improvements still on track for the release of Qt 5.4 in October. The release is expected to include improvements to the Qt Creator IDE, Qt Quick UI and Qt Quick Compiler, as well as a final version of the Qt WebEngine Chromium-based Web engine to integrate HTML5 functionality into applications while maintaining C++ performance. Digia is giving the Qt cross-platform framework more room to roam. The longstanding GUI application framework, developed by Digia and the Qt Project since 2011, is moving to its own company under the Digia banner.Digia CTO and Qt chief maintainer Lars Knoll explained the reasoning behind the shift in a blog post laying out plans to unify enterprise and open-source Qt packages while moving the framework to a single Web presence maintained by the Qt Project.(Related: Nokia sells of remaining Qt assets) The primary motivation behind the shift was to unite parts of the Qt ecosystem that had been drifting apart and keep Qt current, given the dramatic shifts in the software industry toward mobile and multiscreen development. With the framework’s history of changing hands frequently over the years, Digia stressed that it will continue to fund the development of Qt.last_img read more