DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football has one more full practice on Thursday in preparation for the annual spring game on Saturday, April 23 at Drake Stadium. The contest, which marks the end of the Bulldogs’ spring practices is set to begin at 1 p.m.For the third straight year, Saturday’s game will pit the defense and offense against each other rather than separating into two full, distinct rosters. That decision was a by-product of the staff attempting to maximize the team’s practice time and has proved beneficial in getting as many repetitions as possible.The defense will be awarded two points for a three-and-out, five points for a turnover and 11 points total points for a defensive touchdown. The offense can get on the board via a touchdown or a field goal and can earn one point for a first down and a point for a play of 20-plus yards.Fans that can’t make it to Saturday’s game can catch all the action live at GoDrakeBulldogs.comFollowing Saturday’s spring game, the Bulldogs will resume offseason workouts as they prepare for the upcoming 2016 season. Print Friendly Version
SEATTLE — Seattle police DUI Officer Mike Lewis hears it all the time when he pulls over stoned drivers crawling along Interstate 5 at half the speed limit.“But it’s legal.”They’re right — sort of.Initiative 502 legalized recreational marijuana use in Washington last year, but if drivers are too high to safely operate a vehicle, they’ll still face a DUI charge.Just as state law limits drivers to a .08 blood alcohol content, it limits them to 5 nanograms of THC, marijuana’s active ingredient, per milliliter of whole blood.A blood test is the quickest way to tell, but getting one became trickier when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that officers must have a warrant to obtain blood samples.Because many stops are made late at night, when judges aren’t available, officers must determine on the scene whether the driver is impaired.
Cloud migration service from LogicworksLogicworks has announced the launch of its Cloud Migration Service, which will help customers achieve success with AWS. The service gives enterprise IT teams a framework for cloud migration, and this service will feature those that can be used to migrate applications to AWS.According to the company, it has seen many requests for enterprise cloud migration, and that companies need to accelerate their move to the cloud will still use AWS to transform their business.“We are seeing increasing demand from enterprises that want to migrate to AWS, but are either unsure about how to achieve their specific goals or want assistance in operationalizing full-scale deployments,” said Jason McKay, senior vice president at and CTO of Logicworks.The Cloud Migration Service is available for AWS customers today for a one-time engagement fee.Serverless Framework v1 comes out of betaThe Serverless Framework v1 is now out of beta. Serverless, the platform behind the framework, is announcing that the company has closed a seed round of funding worth US$3 million by Trinity Ventures.These funds will be used to increase the efforts behind the framework, bringing in more powerful service architectures across providers.Now that the framework has graduated from beta, the key AWS services that comprise the Serverless Architecture have matured and most of the functionality is now supported by AWS CloudFormation. This allows users to perform safer deployments.The Serverless Framework will stay open source as well, and a majority of new resources will be directed toward improving the framework in the future, according to the company. Android is revealing Android 7.1 Nougat with its Developer Preview, including features for consumers and developers. The Developer Preview itself is available later this month, similar to what the Android team did with Android 7.0.Android 7.1 will have features for Daydream VR support, A/B system updates to app shortcuts, and image keyboard support. New capabilities for developers include circular app icon support, enhanced live wallpaper metadata, and an app shortcuts API. Another much-requested feature from developers is image keyboard support, which expands what users can enter from their keyboard, such as gifs and stickers.The Android 7.1 Developer Preview will give developers the SDK and new APIs, documentation and samples, as well as emulators and device system images for running apps on Nexus devices.The Developer Preview is available through the Android Beta Program.Julia 0.5 is releasedJulia 0.5 introduces more transformative features, including some major changes like functional programming updates, comprehensions, generators, arrays, strings, and more.One of the issues before this release was that the programming language had a few performance problems, so the solution was to make functional programming fast. The Julia standard library and ecosystem included workarounds to get expressiveness of functional programming, so this release includes high-order functions, closures, and lambdas that had been made efficient.Updates on functional programming features, ambiguous methods, and return type annotations can be found here.