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Iona Prep Wins Special Olympics Polar Plunge Statewide Challenge for 2nd Consecutive Year

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 05:44

Iona Prep Wins Special Olympics Polar Plunge Statewide Challenge for 2nd Consecutive Year

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  For the second year in a row, the Iona Prep “Plungers” have been named the top team in all of New York State for their fundraising efforts as part of the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. The Gaels raised $35,705 at the 9th annual Westchester Polar Plunge, with more than 100 students jumping into frigid waters at Glen Island Park on November 18.

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Reason ML toolchain | Hacker News

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:12
anthonybullard 1 hour ago [-] I get what you're saying - as someone who is very concerned about bundle sizes currently - but if you are using something like Elm door a help world, you are already losing. Elm is for complex, highly dynamic user interfaces that need a high level of durability and maintainability. Toy projects like the one you describe are useful for learning the language and it's patterns, but for practical purposes it's like bringing in a concrete truck to patch a hole in your driveway. Also, that bundle size is still smaller than react + react Dom. And you get the features of redux and immutable for free plus a solid, statically checked type system. reply ch4s3 1 hour ago [-] Yeah, bundle size isn't a real deal breaker, but it does make it a bit harder to roll into an existing project in small chunks. My main issue is the interop portion. reply anthonybullard 1 hour ago [-] I'd like to hear about your pain points with interop. I'll more than likely be talking to Evan soon and I can discuss with him. Also, he's pretty responsive in general. The community is pretty eager to help with these sorts of pain points - join the Slack. reply ch4s3 20 minutes ago [-] I think my biggest issue was the lack of any escape hatch for the development process. When you're trying to interop with JS and have to reason through the types that should be associated with the return value it can be a real slog if the JS returns a deeply nested object. I like that BuckleScript/ReasonML allows you to experiment with raw JS while figuring out the types. reply ... kbenson 3 hours ago [-] I'm not sure you understood what my point was. I was looking at reason as a replacement solution for my current stack, and the entire stack. That includes optimized multiprocessing code, processing daemons, ORM DB access (mostly a good query builder and normalized operations), a web framework, and HTML/JS page rendering/serving (I don't really care if it's rendered at the client or server level). Right now it's 90%+ Perl, which I'm for the most part happy with, and the rest is JS, which I'm not exactly thrilled to deal with (Perl and JS are similar enough in some respects to make the parts of JS they flubbed really annoying). The main draw of ReasonML for me was the ability to have a stack of a single language that reached all the way up to the client browser and all the way down to the multi-process data retrieval and processing system. What the current status quo looks like, from an outsider, is that ReasonML is used well by people familiar with the Ocaml ecosystem to supplement and write Ocaml through a different syntax. It's also used by people familiar with Javascript to write Javascript to supplement and write Javascript through a different syntax. It works well in each of these domains, and is able to use the ecosystem of tools in each domains, but where they meet gets a little fuzzy, the packages are sparse for both domains, and there's less people already working in that space (and I'm not interested in solving problems because I'm the first in this instance). This sort of comes to a head around the webserver and/or framework. There are choices in both Javascript and Ocaml. Some of the Ocaml suggestions seemed like a good bet because I could compile the server side to mostly binaries, but how well tested are they? How well built out with features? The ones I saw seemed a bit more bare bones than I was hoping, which might be expected from an ecosystem that has been mostly compiled and focused on application and systems code. So, do I choose Node and some Javascript routing framework and helper libraries? How does that complicate any code sharing I want to do, if there's different HTTP subsystems depending on whether I'm using a JS back-end or Ocaml libraries? I also looked at doing more JS for the back-end, and just using Node to run everything. Unfortunately, Javascript libraries targeted at the system leave a lot to be desired in my opinion, and I wasn't finding much in the way of a good ORM or query builder that I thought sufficient, and a good database abstraction layer. Again, I'm finding this middle-ground to be weakly supported. I'm seeing now from replies that there are Ocaml to JS transpilers that would possibly solve some of these problems for me by pushing more of the Ocaml stack to Javascript, but I'm also not sure how I feel about committing to what might be a fragile or error prone process, or how well that interacts with other parts of the system. In summary, it really felt like there are two strong sub-communities in ReasonML, the Ocaml systems people and the Javascript/React/Web people. They both have a growing ecosystem of packages around them, but they don't necessarily play as well with each other as they could, and getting to that point will allow ReasonML to fulfill a lot of its promise. Edit: As an aside, from a sysadmin perspective, it's somewhat troubling that the bucklescript toolchain fails to install through NPM as root. Leaving aside whether it's a good idea to have it installed as root (or for that matter whether NPM should ever be run as root), it bothers me that it would fail in some unknown way on a recent RHEL/CentOS system. Failing specifically because it doesn't want to be installed as root with a notice saying as much would have been acceptable, but having a bug like that exist makes me feel like there's not enough people using the system yet to shake out the bugs. It did damage my confidence in the toolchain somewhat.

Introducing Gutenberg Boilerplate For Third Party Custom Blocks!

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 02:21
I have built a Gutenberg boilerplate to help WordPress theme and plugin developers kick-start their development with the new editor in town. It's heavily inline documented. This post also contains my thoughts and concerns about the Gutenberg project.

SORE LOSERS: New Rochelle High School Cheerleading Team Banned From New York State Championships After Students Stole Winner’s Prizes

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 23:34
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The 2018 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cheerleading Championship will take place at the SRC Arena & Events Center in Syracuse, NY on Saturday, March 3. The New Rochelle High School Girls Cheerleading team will not be there.

The squad was banned from competition for one year following an incident at last years's NYSPHSAA event. New Rochelle Athletic Director Steve Young confirmed the one year ban to Talk of the Sound in an email.

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Men's Basketball Drops Close Game at the Barclays Center

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:40

Men's Basketball Drops Close Game at the Barclays Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- For the second time in their brief history, The College of New Rochelle's men's basketball team had the great honor of playing at the Barclays Center, home of the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets. This year's game turned out to be a wild one as the Blue Angels lost to the College of St. Elizabeth Eagles by the score of 98 - 96.

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Much Leads Iona MBB In 84-65 Win Versus Fairfield

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:33

Much Leads Iona MBB In 84-65 Win Versus Fairfield

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  Deyshonee Much recorded a career-high 32 points to help lead the Iona College men's basketball team to a 84-65 victory against visiting Fairfield this afternoon inside the Hynes Center. The contest was the second of three MAAC games for the Gaels (9-7, 3-1 MAAC). 

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Monroe College Mourns the Loss of Dazzmen Johnson

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:22

Monroe College Mourns the Loss of Dazzmen Johnson

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College community mourns the loss of Dazzmen Johnson, the inaugural captain and beloved member of our Men's Rugby program who passed away last Friday.

Dazzmen was an exceptional, determined young man with a bright future ahead of him. He joined our rugby program at the start of its debut season in 2016, and quickly established himself as an energetic leader. He was named team captain and later, its first MVP (Most Valuable Player).

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Toronto Raptors 114-113 Brooklyn Nets

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:15

Devils lose to Islanders

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:31

Men's Basketball Wins Second Straight Against Touro

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:33

Men's Basketball Wins Second Straight Against Touro

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle's men's basketball team concluded their first semester slate of games on Tuesday night as they captured their second consecutive win, defeating Touro College by the score of 85 to 62. The win was the team's fourth in its last five contests. They now enter Winter break with a record of five wins and six losses. 

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Women's Basketball Falls to USMMA

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:08

Women's Basketball Falls to USMMA

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle women's basketball team hosted the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Monday afternoon at the Monroe Athletic Complex.  The Blue Angels lost to the Mariners by a final score of 40 - 74.

Sophomore Melissa Perez (Queens, NY) and senior Chelsea Thomas (Bronx, NY) both scored a team-high nine points apiece. The other starters, sophomore Dar'Neisha Brice (California, MD), junior Aaliyah Fields (Hollywood, MD), and senior Caitlin Harrison (Bronx, NY), each scored four points. Harrison also grabbed 14 rebounds on the afternoon.

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Comeback Falls Short For Iona MBB at Canisius 85-78

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:45

Comeback Falls Short For Iona MBB at Canisius 85-78

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A first half run proved to be the difference for Canisius this afternoon as the hosts held off a second half comeback effort from the Iona College men's basketball team, 85-78, in MAAC action.

Despite the Gaels (7-7, 1-1 MAAC) building a 12-point lead, the Golden Griffins (8-7, 2-0 MAAC) closed out the opening half on a 31-5 run to go into the halftime break up 43-29. Iona was held without a field goal for the final 6:15 of the first period as a pair of free throws from Roland Griffin were the only points in the span.

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Monroe Men’s Basketball Falls in Final Florida Matchup to Palm Beach State

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:36

Monroe Men’s Basketball Falls in Final Florida Matchup to Palm Beach State

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College men's basketball team closed out its trip to Florida on Thursday, falling to Palm Beach State College by a score of 75-67 at Eastern Florida State College's Titan Field House. The Mustangs finish the trip with a 10-7 overall record, while Palm Beach State improves to 11-7 with its win.

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Iona WBB Downed By Siena, 64-51

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 09:51

Iona WBB Downed By Siena, 64-51

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Siena defended home court with a 64-51 win late Tuesday morning against Iona. Due in large part to their 13 steals, the Saints scored 25 points off turnovers and shot an effective 41.2% from the floor.

Iona began the game on a quick 7-0 spurt, spurned by the play of freshmen Toyosi Abiola and Adrienne DiGioia.  Siena's play evened out and by the end of the quarter it held a 19-14 lead, anchored by a buzzer-beating three-pointer by senior Joelle Gibson.

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Iona MBB Storms Past Saint Peter's 73-69

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:34

Iona College

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College men's basketball put together a furious run to overcome a late 10-point deficit to defeat MAAC foe Saint Peter's 73-69 this evening on ESPNU at the Hynes Center.

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