LITTLE ATTACK WESTERN BUREAU: Munro College fell just short in their quest for one of the automatic qualifying spots for the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW daCosta Cup inter-zone round, as Demar James’ 63rd minute goal gave champions STETHS a 1-0 victory in Malvern yesterday. It was the forward’s sixth goal of the season and it accounted for STETHS’ 24th point in topping the competitive Zone E. Lacovia High’s 16 points were good enough for the second automatic spot, while Munro once again disappointed with 15 points and third. Coming into the do-or-die derby game, Munro showed little intent in attack, primarily in the first half, allowing their nemesis too much time to settle into their rhythm. But a less-than-perfect surface made it difficult for the Omar Wedderburn-coached team to get into more threatening positions in and around the opposition’s 18-yard area. However, it was a more competitive affair in the second half, with Munro showing plenty more urgency in attack. They came close to scoring in the 69th minute when Timor Lewis’ effort was saved at the near post by STETHS goalkeeper Kenroy Wallace. They again threatened after James scored, this time defender Deanjelo Brown was forced to clear off the line for STETHS, as Munro upped the tempo in search of the equaliser, knowing a draw would have taken them into second place in the zone on goal difference over Lacovia. That scenario would have been good enough to make the homesters advance, but the STETHS defenders were resolute. Wendell Downswell, STETHS’ technical director, said that his team can now refocus for the important inter-zone round from which the winners in each group will make the cash-rich FLOW Super Cup. “Now it’s serious business; this is where we usually pick up or game. The players are looking forward to this,” said Downswell.
Key Opera Software Employees quit by Martin Brinkmann on November 19, 2016 in Opera – 54 commentsIf you are following members of Opera Software’s Developer Relations team on Twitter or elsewhere, you may have noticed that most announced that they left the company recently or are about to leave it.Bruce Lawson, Andreas Bovens, Shwetank Dixit and Vadim Makeev all announced in the past couple of days that they have parted ways with Opera Software or are about to.In fact, the only DevReal member left standing is Mathias Bynens who joined Opera Software in January 2014.Bruce Lawson was Opera Software’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer and worked at the company since 2008.Andreas Bovens was Opera Software’s Android Product Manager and Dev Relations Lead. He worked at the company since 2007.Shwetank Dixit was Opera Software’s Extensions Program Manager and Web Evangelist. He worked at Opera since 2007.Vadim Makeev worked as a Web Evangelist at Opera Software since 2009.Opera Software’s DevRel Team quitsAre there any indicators why the team left? Three of the four posted the information on Twitter. They did not reveal why they are leaving or left Opera Software, only that they did and that they are looking for new job opportunities.This, and the fact that they have all quit at around the same time, suggests that the decisions have been recent and not planned for a long time.There was one major change recently, the acquisition of Opera Software’s browser and Opera Max by a Chinese consortium.Bruce Lawson more of less confirms that the acquisition has something to do with him leaving the company in a blog post on his personal blog.After Opera’s consumer products (browsers and Opera Max) were taken over by a Chinese consortium on 4 November, Opera and I are parting ways by mutual agreement. I’m no longer a representative or spokesman for Opera products, or the Opera brand.It seems likely that the other team members of Opera’s DevRel team based their decision on that as well but this has not been confirmed by the team members leaving or by Opera Software.All quitting team members are looking for new jobs. All four are highly experienced with lots of expertise and knowledge. While there should be plenty of opportunities for each of them, it would not be much of a surprise if they ended up working for another “web browser” producing company.Which company that could be? Microsoft for one. The company tries to stay in the game with its Edge browser, and while it certainly has good developers, adding one or multiple experienced members to the team should certainly give it a boost.Mozilla would probably be the better fit for the team members, but it is unclear right now whether there are any openings there.Now You: What’s your take on key members leaving Opera Software? SummaryArticle NameKey Opera Software Employees quitDescriptionSeveral high profile employees of Opera Software announced recently that they have decided to quit working for the company.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement