Lady Bulldogs Split Softball Games With Lady Cats

first_imgThe Franklin County Lady Wildcats defeated The Batesville Lady Bulldogs 9-1 in Varsity Softball action.Batesville vs. Franklin County Varsity Softball (5-6)The Lady Bulldogs win The JV contest 2-0.Batesville vs. Franklin County JV Softball (5-6)The Lady Bulldogs Varsity team will return to action on Monday (5-12) against The Rising Sun Lady Shiners and The JV will next play this Friday at Rushville against The Lady Lions in a doubleheader.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Jody Thomas and Mike Ploeger with Max Preps.last_img

Syracuse obliterates McGill in first preseason game

first_img Published on August 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ C.J. Fair dropped 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting in 11 minutes as the Orange doubled up McGill, 80-40, in a game as lopsided as it was supposed to be.Fair appeared to twist his left ankle in the first half and didn’t return in the second. He left the game with an ice pack taped to his ankle, but Syracuse didn’t need him in the second half. The Orange built a 47-16 lead in the first and never looked back, cruising to an easy win.Sophomore Jerami Grant finished with 17 points to lead all scorers. Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis started his first game alongside redshirt sophomore Trevor Cooney, junior Rakeem Christmas, sophomore DaJuan Coleman and Fair. Ennis scored 11 points, playing with fellow freshmen B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson toward the end of the game.Syracuse continues its exhibition tour against Bishop’s University at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Reeling Panthers fire two assistant coaches

first_imgA day after a report surfaced that Panthers owner David Tepper is “mulling major changes,” the team has fired two assistant coaches on the defensive side.According to a team release, the Panthers relieved defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura of their duties. The Panthers (8-8) have a 16 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to the playoff calculator, but it won’t be easy. Two of their final four games are against the offensive powerhouse Saints.Carolina plays at Cleveland next Sunday. Vikings WR Adam Thielen explains exchange with Patriots coach Bill Belichick “In my judgment, I felt this was best for the team moving forward,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “These are always difficult decisions, and I thank Brady and Jeff for their hard work.”After a promising 6-2 start, the Panthers have lost four straight, including a 24-17 loss in Tampa on Sunday. While there’s plenty of blame to go around — quarterback Cam Newton threw four interceptions Sunday — the team’s once-sturdy defense has looked very beatable. Carolina gave up 52 points in a loss to the Steelers last month, and the team yielded almost 400 total yards in a loss to Seattle last week. Related Newscenter_img Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy after loss to Cardinals As for the reshuffling of the defensive coaching staff, Rivera will take play-calling duties. Eric Washington will supervise the defensive front seven and Sam Mills III will coach the defensive line. Rivera will assist Richard Rodgers in working with the secondary.When asked about Tepper’s alleged comments regarding possible “major changes,” Rivera said that’s a matter for Tepper to address.”As far as I’m concerned, unless Mr. Tepper puts his name on it, I think that everybody needs to just calm down and let what’s really being said or let the truth come out,” Rivera said Sunday. “If anybody has a question, I think that they should ask Mr. Tepper. But I don’t think it’s fair to sit there and say ‘sources say.'”last_img read more

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgBILL NEAL• Here’s some truth for ya. If you go into a hospital emergency room in Dallas, Texas, don’t let them tell you it’s only a rash and send you home.  Especially if you just flew in from Africa.• Anyone that ever played a team sport knows they wouldn’t hesitate, not one second, to go after a teammate’s record. Done . . . and done!• Not that I’m being critical, and I am not really, after all, I know some of the guys and a few of them are friends, but do you notice how the sports talk show hosts in this city all sound alike. They all tend to think and say the same things over and over and over. This city needs some new perspective on air.  Some voice of a different experience if you will . . . some color . . . some female . . . you know!  Stay tuned a change is coming.• Speaking of which when will there ever be a sports hour live in Homewood or the Hill or East Liberty or North View Heights instead of Downtown, or Robinson or Fox Chapel!?!?• Don’t miss the 70’s / 80’s Boogie Down Par-Tay Saturday, October 11th at the Central North Side Banquet Hall, 302 West North Avenue.  Down the street from Allegheny General Hospital.  Call for a ticket in advance. They’re about sold out.  It’s BYOB cabaret style.  $20 at the door.  Call Rob Robinson at 780-7933.• The reason the Steelers throw more than they run when they’re in the Red Zone is because that’s what Ben wants to do.  That’s what all quarterbacks want to do.  C’mon man!  Run the ball!• If, and I do mean if Adrian Peterson’s name was Alex Smith, he would have gone to court for beating his son in an abusive manner.  Fined, put on probation, given community service and he would be back to work at Wal-Mart by now, whether he smoked “some weed” or not and you know that’s the truth.• When will we all start telling the truth about the NCAA?  When will we stop turning our heads to the silent power of the NCAA mafia.  Where are they really?  Who collects all the money?  Where does all the money go?  How can they tell your son or mine that he can’t make money off his own name, but they can?  I hope Georgia running back Todd Gurley and others like him can stand up to the shadows of the double standards of the NCAA and defend your right to profit by your own name!• It’s been a long wait, but it’s here.  Block your calendar for Saturday, December 13th and plan to be at the new and magnificent Blue Line Grill for the first ever Achieving Greatness Awards, featuring the Willie Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards, the Celebrating Women Awards, the Connie Hawkins League Hall of Fame Inductions and The Pittsburgh City League Hall of Fame Inductions, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Roof Top Celebration, $25, cash bar, cash kitchen.  This is gonna be big!!!< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line>last_img read more

$1.3 Million Raised for Student Scholarships at Saint Martin’s Gala with…

first_imgFacebook65Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityOn November 3, more than 600 friends and alumni helped Saint Martin’s University raise over $1.3 million for student scholarships at the Saint Martin’s Gala, held on the University’s Lacey campus. This year’s Gala featured James Beard-award winning chef Roy Yamaguchi, known throughout the world for his beautiful restaurants, Hawai`i-inspired cuisine, four cookbooks and “Hawai`i Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi” on PBS. Yamaguchi’s cooking demonstrations and wonderful personality inspired the guests to raise over $1.3 million figure in support of student scholarships.The black-tie celebration was the thirteenth Gala, the University’s annual signature fund-raising event, and this year’s edition came with a focus on an aspect of the University’s history. As Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D., explained, “This year’s Gala celebrates the fact that, for over 50 years, students from the Pacific Islands, including Hawai’i, American Samoa, Guam and the Federated States of Micronesia, have helped guide and shape the culture of Saint Martin’s.”As in years past, Saint Martin’s students played a major role in the event. Chantal Arevalo, who graduated in 2017 with a degree in secondary education, expressed her gratitude for the tremendous financial assistance that Saint Martin’s students have received through scholarships. “Standing among you are several Saint Martin’s students,” said Arevalo. “These young women and men represent the thousands of students who have received scholarships at Saint Martin’s over the years. Because of generous donors like you, they were given the opportunity to transform their lives through a Saint Martin’s education.”Moved by her remarks, guests raised more than $570,000 toward the University’s “Feed-a-Mind” scholarship funds. After “Feed-a-Mind,” inspired by Chantal’s speech and experiences, a special ask for diversity programs at Saint Martin’s raised more than $4,600 from 92 donors.At the start of the festivities, Saint Martin’s students from the Hui ʻO Hawaiʻi Club performed a traditional dance before emcee R.C. Smith and Yamaguchi took the stage at Marcus Pavilion.Throughout the evening, Yamaguchi offered culinary demonstrations of the five-course gourmet dinner at the stage kitchen, custom-built and donated by Rob Rice Homes. The evening’s program included a live auction and the much-anticipated “Feed-a-Mind” paddle-raise aimed at generating scholarship funds for Saint Martin’s students.For the menu, Yamaguchi chose dishes featuring amazing seafood and tropical fruits like yuzu and passion fruit, with colors and flavors intended to delight the senses. The menu included hamachi crudo with yuzu kosho aioli and white balsamic prawn burrata crostini, yukuri ahi tataki and matcha soba salad and king crab fennel and arugula salad, cilantro ginger halibut with king oyster mushrooms and seared baby bok choy, slow braised beef short ribs marble potatoes and kale and multi-colored Swiss chard and, for dessert, taro coconut pound cake with lemon syrup, pistachio streusel, miso caramel, strawberry lilkoi gel and micro shiso. Each course was paired with specialty wines from the Gala’s wine sponsors, Maryhill Winery, Stottle Winery, Cadaretta and Donedei.Several guests had the opportunity to join Yamaguchi on stage, including those whose winning bids landed them on barstools near the stage kitchen.Earlier that day, Yamaguchi arrived at Trautman Student Union Building for a meet-and-greet event with students. He shared stories about his life and career and discussed how he got into cooking through his family and a home economics course he took at school. “I love cooking, so I’m fortunate that I can wake up every morning and do what I love to do,” Yamaguchi said.The chairs for the 2018 Saint Martin’s Gala were Armandino Batali ‘59, Rick Panowicz and Waite Dalrymple ‘65.More than 240 members of the Saint Martin’s community—including students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends—served as volunteers for the Gala.If you were unable to attend the Gala, or would like to make an additional gift, you can still support student scholarships by making a gift online.To view photos from the event, visit Saint Martin’s Facebook page.The chef and the theme for Gala 2019, set for Saturday, Nov. 2, will be announced in the future. For more information about Gala 2019, visit our Gala website, SPONSOR THANK YOUSaint Martin’s University thanks the following Gala Event Sponsors:Presenting Sponsor: Bon AppétitCelebrity Photo Sponsor: Anchor BankGala Reception Sponsor: WSECULive Auction Sponsor: Chicago TitlePrint Sponsor: Capitol City PressBroadcast Media Sponsor: KCTS9Hospitality Sponsor: Columbia HospitalityPrint Media Sponsor: Showcase MagazineRunway Sponsor: Alaska AirlinesCoffee Sponsor: Batdorf & Bronson Coffee RoastersGreen Room Sponsor: Selmer’s Home FurnishingsGala Kitchen Sponsor: Rob Rice HomesSilent Auction Sponsor: Hanson SubaruWine Sponsors: Cadaretta, Donedei, Maryhill Winery and Stottle WineryGala Store Sponsor: Aurora LasikWineglass Sponsor: Sunset AirRaffle Sponsor: Panowicz JewelersHors d’oeuvres Sponsor: Anthony’s Homeport Olympia and Taylor Shellfish FarmsSaint Martin Table Sponsors: FORMA Construction and Joe and Liz WilliamsSaint Benedict Table Sponsors: ACU/America’s Credit Union; Aurora Lasik; Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.; MJR Development; Uptown Lounge; Armandino ’59 and Marilyn Batali; Waite ’65 and Patty Dalrymple; Dr. Jay and Carla Rudd (Aurora Lasik).Saint Gertrude Table Sponsors: Ed and Becky Barton; Kathy and Gordon Beecher; Toni Christy; Waite ’65 and Patty Dalrymple; Debra Hodous and Pat Geiger; Max ’69 and Margi Hamed; Kathleen O’Grady; Rick and Pam Panowicz; Dennis ’69 and Tedi Reynolds ’71; John and Michele Riel; Diamond Technology Innovations/Jernigan Foundation; Heritage Bank; Moss Adams/Propel Insurance; Olympia Federal Savings; Panagiotu Pension Advisors; Providence Health and Service; The Rants Group (Pat and Helen Rants); South Puget Sound Community College; Sunset Air, Inc. (Brian and Valerie Fleutsch); Timberland Bank; TwinStar Credit Union; US Bank; Vigil Adams Real Estate; The Wave Carwash (Mike and Katie Opitz)Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

Tough start to hoop season for LVR Bombers at South Okanagan Tournament

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers ran into some tough competition on opening weekend of the BC High School Basketball season in Oliver.The Bombers finished the South Okanagan Hornets tournament outlasting Fulton Maroons of Vernon 66-35 Saturday.”We finished to claim seventh (spot) at the tough — there were four ranked 2A schools —  8-team tournament,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.It looked like LVR would be just fine after leading the host Hornets 48-38 30 minutes into the contest.But the Bombers shooting went cold, allowing the Hornets to out score LVR 27-7 in the final period to grab a 63-55 victory.”SOSS scored 30 of their 63 from beyond the three-point line in the game,” Phelan said. “At the end of the game we rallied but the crowd was extremely loud which definitely got into our heads and prevented us from converting at the freethrow line where we shot 4 for 11.”Player of the game for LVR, Josh Matosevic, led the Bombers with 18 points. Vinnie Watson had 14 points while Jake Anderson had nine and Kai Shave seven. LVR then dropped a tough 74-64 Overtime decision to the Kelowna Owls B Team.LVR held the lead throughout much of the game until KSS hit a three-pointer out of a timeout to tie late in the fourth quarter, then another three-pointer to put them up with under two minutes to play in regulation.Bombers rallied with a field goal and a freethrow to tie and force overtime. LVR ran out of gas in OT after Matosevic fouled out of the game leaving them with only seven players, and KSS outscored them 19-12 in the extra frame.Player of the game for LVR was Kai Shave. LVR then dropped its third game of the tournament, 77-53 to third-ranked 2A Collingwood of West Vancouver.The Cavaliers led from start to finishing, building a 26-6 first quarter lead before rolling to the win. Player of the game for LVR was Vinnie Watson. “Third game in less than 24 hrs and only eight players against a discipline Collingwood Cavs team spelled trouble,” Phelan explained.”Josh Matosevic sat with an injury much of the game and we struggled to score against the 1-3-1 zone defense.”Watson led the Bombers in scoring with 27 points, 16 coming in the third quarter.Robby Dixon added 19 points.last_img read more


first_imgBUNCRANA CLG NOTES (01.05.2016)We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to our chairman, Chris Walsh and his family on the death of his father, Dan Walsh. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Walsh family at this time.Senior Football. Buncrana senior footballers were away this weekend to Letterkenny Gaels. This time though they were under strength and were on the losing side by the narrow margin of 3 points.Our reserve team, again support by some of our minor footballers were showing great strength winning with big performances from Craig Doherty and John Cassidy. Conor O’Donnell again was consistent and to even up the average age of a very young team, Stephen and Paul McGonigle featured adding experience to the game.Senior Ladies:Buncrana 4 7 Carndonagh 2 11. Buncrana ladies won a hard fought local derby with a great display of hunger to record their first victory in division one after a dominant first half. They had to withstand a late Carn comeback to hold on for a well deserved win in a great team performance young Lucy Jackson, Aimee Casey and Bernie Devlin were outstanding. Well done ladies. Termon at home next Sunday come along and give them the support they deserveBingo Buncrana GAA are delighted to announce that they have joined with iCARE and will run a charity Bingo on 5th May 2016 at the Plaza. There will be €3500 in prizes. This will start at 8.30pm. Single books €15 & double books €20. Contact Pauline Grant, Michelle McKenna or Catherine O’Neill for books and any further details.Club MembershipAnyone who has not paid club membership please pay as soon as possible. Contact any committee member if you wish to renew or become a member. If you have paid, we are grateful for your support. Membership can be paid online.Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use. Bord Na nOgGaelic footballBoys & GirlsU6 Fundamentals Fridays at 6.30pmBoysU8 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 7.30pmU10 Boys Friday from 6.45pm – 8.00pmU12 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 8.00pmU14 Boys Friday from 7.00pm – 8.30pmU16 Boys Monday 7.00pmGirls:Reminder to everyone that our underage girls training has moved outdoors!U10s girls on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pmU8s girls on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pmU12, & U16 Girls on Monday 6.30pmU14 Girls Wednesday 4.00pmTraining in The Scarvey, Bring gum shield and water and €2 for training contribution.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA SENIOR LADIES OVERCOME RIVALS CARN was last modified: May 1st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAAdonegallast_img read more

‘Social consensus, jobs’ to cut inequality

first_img18 May 2012For the country to overcome inequality, South Africans must reach consensus on both workers’ wages and executive pay rates, and speeding up the creation of new jobs, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.Speaking at the Next Economy National Dialogue on income inequality in Parliament, Cape Town on Thursday, Patel singled out figures in the 2010 household survey that revealed that the top 10% of earners in South Africa took home salaries that were 101 times higher than the bottom 10% of earners.“When what one person takes away is so disproportionally larger than what another takes away, the social glue that holds society together weakens,” he said, adding that income inequality also suppressed the market, as fewer people were able to buy goods and services.Effective partnerships neededWhat was needed were more effective partnerships between all sections of society.“If partnership can do what it did to the Japanese economy after the end of the Second World War, or the German economy, or to a number of other successful economies, partnership needs a sense of being in something together,” Patel said.He highlighted the progress that Brazil had made in overcoming inequality since the mid-1990s, even though, between 2000 and 2008, Brazil and South Africa had grown at nearly the same rate – Brazil at 3.5%, South Africa at 3.6%.The government was addressing inequality largely through social grants, the country’s regressive tax system, and free or subsidised basic services.New job opportunities keyHowever, this wasn’t enough, Patel said, adding that the government alone would never be able to overcome inequality in South Africa.“We have got to build, to a greater and greater extent, opportunities for employment, for jobs, for decent work, as the principle means out of poverty.”While over 300 000 new jobs had been added over the last 12 months, just over 400 000 new jobs had been added since the adoption of the New Growth Path 18 months ago – compared to the previous 18 months preceding the adoption of the new policy, when the country lost over 600 000 jobs.“But not withstanding that jobs growth, we are hardly making a dent in jobs growth, we are hardly making a dent in unemployment levels,” Patel said.CEOs must disclose pay packages: VaviAlso addressing the debate in Parliament, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi said that at a youth wage subsidy – an idea first mooted by the National Treasury – would only address unemployment in the short term.Vavi acknowledged that unemployment was the biggest problem the country faced, but said that at the same time, one couldn’t look away from the issue of high pay, adding that the country needed a mechanism to get chief executives to disclose the level of their pay packages.He agreed with the 2011 report and findings of the UK High Pay Commission, that shareholders should be given more power to vote on the pay packages and bonuses of top executives.He said top South African executives wanted to measure their packages with those of other developed countries, while at the same time arguing that workers had to be paid on par with other developing countries.Vavi pointed out that top executives in South Africa earned 1 728 times the average worker in their respective companies, while this gap was only at 319 times in the US.Business sector ‘unfairly demonised’Bobby Godsell, chairman of Business Leadership South Africa, who backed the idea of setting up a commission to examine corporate pay as the UK had done, said the business sector was often unfairly demonised.Business owners and business leaders were not only after money when running a company, but also wanted to build good companies and make a contribution to society.Top executives had to be remunerated accordingly, he said.In response to Vavi’s assertion that inequality was increasingly dividing the country along class lines, Nazmeera Moola, head of macro-strategy at Macquarie First South, stressed that the country needed to create more jobs, no matter the scale of remuneration.“There is class warfare, and the warfare is between those who have formal sector jobs and those that don’t,” Moola said.What would relieve unemployment and narrow the gap between the rich and poor, she said, was if the country helped smaller firms to hire more workers.UK High Pay Commission chairperson joins debateJoining the debate in Cape Town on Thursday, Deborah Hargreaves, chairperson of the UK High Pay Commission, said the commission had developed a 12-point plan which had subsequently been adopted by the Labour party.Hargreaves said the plan included a call to give shareholders a binding vote on chief executives’ pay or exist bonuses.She said the UK government was currently drafting regulations around executive pay which included making allowances for more diversity on companies’ remuneration committees, and the calculation of a single figure around which executive pay could be structured.However, she said the UK government had not turned down a more controversial idea to have employee representative on remuneration committees.She said massive distortions in pay destabilised economic growth as it drew many of the brightest minds to the financial sector, away from the industrial sector. It also demoralised those in the workforce who felt that pay rates were unfair.There was also evidence that more equal societies attracted more entrepreneurship.She said the top 0.1% of income earners in the UK (earning more than £500 000 and consisting of 36 000 people) saw their pay rise by 64% between 1997 and 2008, while the income of middle-income earners rose only by seven percent over the same period.In a recent British survey that asked how much top executives should be paid, most people polled said top executives should be paid between £500 000 and £700 000 pounds – a massive contrast to the average top pay of £4.2-million, she said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Storm of Innovation: Google Partners with VMware for Apps, Clouds, and Widgets

first_imgToday at Google’s annual conference, I/O, the company announced a partnership with VMware. This news immediately turned our minds to the possibilities for enterprise app developers. What we see is that like the parent companies, the partnership has a bit of genius embedded in the way it offers more tools and choice to developers for scaling, experience, and speed to market.IntegrationOne of the things offered in this partnership is the ability to use Google Apps Cloud as a target for the cloud. Spring is a lead Java development pattern that is used by a large number of enterprise Java developers. With this partnership, Google is bringing its widget library to SpringSource and developers.One of the innovations in the Spring community is SpringRoo, a tool that helps quickly ramp up a data-driven environment. Shown here is VMware and Google’s view of the power of using Spring along with Google’s presentation widgets to get apps started in hours, delivered in days, and deployed in weeks. What is new in Google Apps for Business: Buy, Buy, BuildThe company is offering the opportunity for application developers to plug into the Google Apps Engine. This adds an ability to include local applications in the shared services in the Google Cloud, and for administers to provision both enterprise applications as well as Google and Google Marketplace to users. New features for the Google Apps for Business include features for managing applications. Google shared its pricing model for the preview. The cap on application provisioning costs is a particularly innovative approach to getting attention in the enterprise. In many ways, mobile is the killer app for apps in the cloud. It is where the most notible change is happening – for the better – in opening up services to more form factors. Related Posts Tags:#Announcements#Architecture#cloud#cloud computing How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike kirkwood Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … The Google App Engine for Business roadmap is here.What do you think: Is Google helping make your work better?Disclosure: VMWare is a sponsor of the ReadWriteCloud channel. Here, Google shares the landscape of the App Engine and the core premise of having scaling infrastructure on demand. last_img read more

Jailbreak Your iPhone 5 (And Other iOS 6 Devices) – Finally!

first_imgjohn paul titlow Tags:#hacking#iOS 6#iPad#iPhone 5#jailbreaking How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Nearly five months after Apple shipped iOS 6, an untethered jailbreak for the operating system is now available. Unlike its predecessor, the Evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak tool works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux at launch. The release of Evasi0n has been highly anticipated for owners of the iPhone 5 and fourth generation iPad, both of which shipped running iOS 6 by default. For others, the release means they can finally upgrade their devices to iOS 6 without losing the ability to download unauthorized apps and customize the look and feel of their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. High Jailbreak DemandAs is now standard for iOS jailbreaks, the launch of Evasi0n came with its fair share of technical difficulties. Demand is so high for jailbreaks that they tens to crash servers and cause performance issues on the hosting site – at least at first. In this case, the evaders team that developed it decided to use Google Sites, which apparently has a page view limit. After several failed attempts, I finally managed to get the .dmg file  to download. Although it probably felt like an eternity for iPhone 5 users, the release of the iOS 6 jailbreak arrived at roughly the same time as the Absinthe A5 jailbreak tool for iOS 5 last year. In December 2011, Pod2G released a jailbreak for iOS 5, but that didn’t include the devices with A5 chips like the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. That tool arrived on January 20 of last year. So the new jailbreaking team was only slightly behind schedule with this one. The Evasi0n jailbreak was actually well underway as of last week, but the team didn’t want to push it out prior to Apple’s release of iOS 6.1, lest the company patch the exploits the team used to jailbreak. Why Jailbreak?Jailbreaking isn’t for everybody. While the process is relatively user friendly (so long as the directions are followed with caution and the device is backed up first), the experience is best suited for that subset of users who prefer to have the ability to customize their devices and download apps that wouldn’t meet Apple’s requirements for inclusion in the App Store. This includes things like like tethering your data connection to other devices and running classic video game emulators. For me, it’s the little things. I like using Chrome as my default browser, renaming apps, customizing the design of my home screen and using Sparrow as my default mail client.  To download the iOS 6 jailbreak, head over to and select your operating system of choice. Depending on how overloaded the server is at the moment, be prepared to hit “refresh” more than a few times.  Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts last_img read more