Hundreds of new fossil tracks found near Tumbler Ridge

first_imgThe museum says staff began excavating the slabs and began creating moulds of the slab on May 11. They recovered the moulds earlier this month on June 4, and the replicas will be used in the creation of an exhibit in the museums Dinosaur Discovery Gallery, according to the museum.The fossils were found in the Gates Foundation, known for its coal, which is about 100 million years old, the museum says. The rock slabs with the fossils are estimated around 5,000 kilograms each, and mine staff are planning to move them to the museum as well, the museum stated in a release.“We are happy to have facilitated the identification and study of this significant find, which will help shed light on another chapter in our planet’s history,” said Ray Proulx, senior co-ordinator of community and aboriginal affairs with Teck Resources.The Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark will hold its inauguration on June 29 at the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery, where a replica of the fossil tracks will be on display.Advertisement Another significant fossil find has been announced today by the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation.The foundation is dubbing the discovery, made by a Teck Resources employee near the company’s Quintette mine project, one of “the finest examples of crocodilian tracks in the world.”More than 100 tracks were found, according to Richard McCrea, curator of palaeontology at the Peace Region Palaeontology Centre.- Advertisement -“Most of the tracks are associated with claw impressions, which are very long and represent the activities of bottom-walking and swimming crocodiles,” McCrea said in a release.“The traces are striking in appearance and are among the best preserved crocodilian tracks ever found.”Geologist Kevin Sharman discovered the series of fossils in a rock slab in the mine April 27, which was promptly reported to scientists at the centre.Advertisementlast_img

Manchester City 2-1 Sevilla: City leave it late as Kevin De Bruyne’s injury-time goal wins it

first_img1 It was a frustrating night at the Etihad before Kevin De Bruyne won it Kevin De Bruyne’s injury-time strike stole Man City three points in Champions League Group D, as they beat Spanish side Sevilla 2-1 at the Etihad. It was the perfect result ahead of the Manchester derby, but Manuel Pellegrini’s men did not put in a deserving performance. City looked defensively frail and prone to errors, as Unai Emery’s side were organised and arrived with purpose. The visitors took the lead after half an hour, when Ukrainian Yevhen Konoplyanka wriggled free of his marker in the box to beat Joe Hart, while the home side drew level before half-time as Wilfried Bony’s shot deflected into the net. City continued on the backfoot in the second period and Yaya Toure went close with a late chance before £54million attacker De Bruyne struck in the 92nd minute to give City a fortuitous win.In a game which Pellegrini called ‘must-win’, the Chilean manager stuck with the side which beat Bournemouth in the Premier League at the weekend, meaning captain Vincent Kompany had to settle for a place on the bench once again.Star striker Sergio Aguero is still out with a hamstring injury, while Spanish playmaker David Silva is yet to return to training, so he also missed out.Gael Clichy did not train ahead of the clash and Aleksandar Kolarov passed a late fitness test to make the bench, so Bacary Sagna switched to left-back with Pablo Zabaleta on the right.Former Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes and ex-Blackburn and Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi were on the bench for Los Rojiblancos.Jesus Navas nearly opened the scoring against his former employers inside eight minutes. Navas, who before the match played down the possibility of returning to the club in the future, ambitiously sent an out-swinging shot across goal and it edged just past the post.Bony soon came close after De Bruyne’s low ball. Toure swiped and failed to hit the ball as it went across the six-yard box, and it quickly fell to Bony, who failed to test Sergio Rico with a first-time shot.The Citizens withstood a period of pressure as Konoplyanka took Hart by surprise when he rattled the crossbar from a tight angle on the right-hand side, before the England goalkeeper did well to stop Grzegorz Krychowiak’s strike through a crowd of bodies in the box.Sagna nearly sliced a clearance into his own net and De Bruyne was at the centre of things again as he laid off Toure, whose deflected shot hit the bar.Eliaquim Mangala made a decisive block to stop Sevilla, who burst into the box with another pacey attack, before the visitors took the lead after 30 minutes.Konoplyanka coolly converted in the large space left by Hart at the far post, after Vitolo’s low ball across the box, which the Ukrainian international struck first time.City looked for an immediate response as Sagna attacked down the left and put in a good cross, but Bony was running away from goal as he made the header, which was tame and easy for Rico to collect.Bony played a key role minutes later as the Sky Blues were back on level terms.Ivorian midfielder Toure did brilliantly to beat his man on the right-hand side of the box before squaring the ball across the six-yard box to Raheem Sterling, whose shot was instinctively blocked by Rico. Bony followed up on the rebound, striking into Adil Rami as City equalised with an own goal.Kevin Gameiro squandered two great headed chances on either side of half-time, as the French forward lacked composure and struck over on both occasions. City’s frustrating evening was summed up as they tried to reverse the flow of the game, before Toure blazed over a 25-yard shot. Sevilla continued to create chances by exploiting the gaps in the City defence, with the hosts being helped out by an offside and handball decision, but the Spanish side looked comfortable against the Premier League leaders.De Bruyne tried to engineer an opening by twisting and turning as his shot was blocked before the City defence stepped off Michael Krohn-Dehli at the other end, inviting the Dane to shoot as his effort deflected off Nicolas Otamendi into the side-netting. They nearly won it three minutes from time when De Bruyne flashed a low ball across goal and Sterling could not get a foot to the ball to convert. Rico got a hand to save Toure’s injury-time drive before De Bruyne nicked it at the end, coming in off the right and driving into the far corner from around 12 yards to give City a fortunate victory. City’s next Champions League game is a trip to Seville in the reverse fixture on November 3. Elsewhere in Group D, Juventus were held to a 0-0 draw at home to German side Borussia Monchengladbach.last_img

‘Everything went against us today’ – Arsene Wenger bemoans Arsenal’s shock defeat at West Brom

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side were ‘punished’ for their complacency as they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Brom.After Olivier Giroud’s opener was cancelled out by James Morrison’s fluke goal, Mikel Arteta inadvertently turned the ball into his own net to see the Baggies claim victory.Santi Cazorla suffered the indignity of slipping as he stepped up to take a late penalty, seeing his effort fly over the bar as Wenger’s side lost ground on their title rivals.It ended the Gunners’ six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League and Wenger was happy to admit his side squandered their ascendancy.“I agree it was three points lost,” confessed the Frenchman.“At 1-0 we thought it would be easy and we were punished. Everything went against us today.“We scored an own goal, we missed a penalty, we missed chances in an empty goal. It is difficult but we have to bounce back.”And when asked if Cazorla’s misfortune summed up their day, Wenger said: “Yes of course.“When you don’t hit the target you have to think it’s a bad day at the office.”last_img

Peninsula rally stuns Leuzinger

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Peninsula overcame a 14-0 deficit and took advantage of turnovers and 17 Leuzinger penalties to steal a 21-17 victory in a Bay League clash at Leuzinger High. Peninsula took a 21-17 lead with 3:33 remaining in the contest on quarterback Gideon Duran’s controversial 1-yard touchdown run on third-and-goal. Duran appeared to be stopped short of the goal line. The officials did not immediately signal for a touchdown and after a short discussion, ruled the play a touchdown. The score was set up by a 63-yard screen play to tight end Eric Stevens. Up until that point, Peninsula had only amassed 119 yards of total offense. “We just put that play in this week,” Stevens said. “We knew Leuzinger was really aggressive and they were going to be blitzing all night. They’re so fast, but sometimes they overpursue and we were able to take advantage.” Leuzinger, with plenty of time still remaining, still had a chance. The Warriors moved the ball to midfield with only two minutes remaining, but quarterback Te’shon Burton, making his first career start, was intercepted by defensive back Patrick Lademan. Peninsula running back Ryan Solomon iced the game moments later with a 16-yard run on third down. The Olympians were penalized 17 times for 110 yards and turned the ball over twice, both resulting in Peninsula touchdowns. Peninsula was only whistled four times for 35 yards. “We beat ourselves tonight,” Leuzinger coach Deon Toliver said. “Turnovers and penalties killed us.” Leuzinger had to play without four key starters, including quarterback Glynn Toliver, who missed the game with a shoulder injury. Justin Kemp returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to give Leuzinger a 7-0 lead. He burst through a sea of tacklers at the 30-yard line and rambled down the left sideline. Peninsula responded by driving the ball down to Leuzinger’s 6-yard line. After three short gains, the Panthers elected to go for a touchdown, but running back Ryan Solomon was tackled on the 2-yard line by lineman Ronald Battle. Leuzinger stretched its lead to 14-0 on Deshawn Mills’ 1-yard touchdown run. Mills set up the scoring drive by intercepting a pass from Peninsula quarterback Gideon Duran off a deflection, giving Leuzinger the ball on Peninsula’s 15-yard line. Leuzinger wasted a chance to stretch its lead in the second quarter. After a muffed punt by Peninsula, Leuzinger took over at Peninsula’s 19-yard line. The Olympians moved to the 5-yard line on three consecutive runs. But Peninsula’s defense stiffened on second and third down and Leuzinger was whistled for four consecutive procedure penalties. Leuzinger was unable to convert on third down and Zardes Gyrast’s 42-yard field goal try was short. Peninsula got on the board on Paul Stetson’s 55-yard fumble return in the second quarter and went into the half down only 14-7. The Panthers tied the game early in the first quarter after Duran, who played both sides of the ball all night, returned an interception deep into Leuzinger territory. Duran scored moments later on a 1-yard sneak to tie the game at 14-14. “I am proud of the way our guys fight,” Peninsula coach Tony Uruburu said. “A lot of teams get down 14-0 like we did and they quit. Our guys didn’t hang their heads. They kept just fighting.” Leuzinger’s Rosaki Hilt led all rushers with 173 yards on 25 carries.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAY LEAGUE: Leuzinger, called for 17 penalties, can’t hold the lead and Panthers win on disputed TD. By Stephen McFadden CORRESPONDENT On a night when penalty flags seemed to fly on every snap of the ball, Peninsula stunned Leuzinger with an improbable comeback. last_img

England v Panama: Preview, confirmed line-ups and radio commentary

first_imgEngland’s perfect start to the 2018 World Cup will continue with a win against tournament debutants Panama.Harry Kane ended Tunisia’s awkward resistance with a late header in the Three Lions’ opening 2-1 victory, and Gareth Southgate will expect similarly defensive tactics from the Panamanians. Kane led England to a winning start talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 3 The spectacular Nizhny Novgorod Stadium Belgium were frustrated by the newcomers for 45 minutes and required a Dries Mertens screamer to break through the ultra-physical North Americans on their way to a flattering 3-0 win.Victory for the Three Lions could send them through to the knockout stages with a game to spare and end Panama’s World Cup dream.When is England v Panama?The match will take place on Sunday, June 24 and will kick off at 1pm UK time.It will be at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, which has a capacity of 45,000. 3 3 How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?Harry Kane will be gunning for the Golden Boot after his brace in the opening game. England’s finishing was fairly desperate against Tunisia and they rely heavily on their captain for goals.Panama’s top scorer throughout qualifying with 11 goals was forward Blas Perez. He made his international debut in 2001, and has gone on to win 113 caps for Panama, scoring 43 goals in the process.What is the team news?England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Henderson, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek, Young; Sterling, KaneSubs: Butland, Rose, Dier, Vardy, Welbeck, Cahill, Jones, Delph, Rashford, Alli, Alexander-Arnold, PopePanama XI: Penedo, Murillo, Roman Torres, Escobar, Davis, Barcenas, Cooper, Gomez, Godoy, Jose Luis Rodriguez, PerezSubs: Calderon, Cummings, Gabriel Torres, Diaz, Machado, Pimentel, Arroyo, Ovalle, Tejada, Avila, Baloy, Alex RodriguezWhat does Group G look like ahead of the match?last_img

Courtois still AWOL, Burnley in for Bolasie, Pogba agent working on move

first_img LATEST IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on Jan Oblak has been linked with a stunning late move to Chelsea Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Modric has won the Champions League three times in the last three years at Madrid and could seek a new challenge REVEALED targets Real Madrid’s 24-year-old Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic is also refusing to train as he tries to force a move away from the Spanish club. (Marca)West Ham have targeted a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Sanchez. The 32-year-old Colombian used to play for Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror)Fulham are keen on signing Celtic’s Belgian defender Dedryk Boyata, but the Scottish championship are reluctant to sell the 27-year-old. (Daily Mail)Lyon could still beat Everton to the signing of Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, according to the French club’s president, who says the Colombia international is “still very interested” in making the move to Ligue 1. (Liverpool Echo)Meanwhile, Everton are reportedly set to sign 25-year-old Brazil winger Bernard on a free transfer. (Daily Mail)Peter Crouch is still a target for Burnley as Thursday’s transfer deadline approaches. (The Sun)Leicester are in talks with Dinamo Zagreb over a potential £13m deal for 21-year-old Croatian centre-back Filip Benkovic. (Daily Mail)Southampton’s 30-year-old former England goalkeeper Fraser Forster is a target for Turkish clubs Besiktas and Fenerbahce. (The Sun)Derby County have beaten Middlesbrough to the signing of Ipswich’s 28-year-old striker Martyn Waghorn. (East Anglian Daily Times)And, finally… Usain Bolt has taken a step closer to his dream of becoming a professional footballer after being handed an “indefinite” trial with Australian club Central Coast Mariners – FULL STORY The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest transfer gossip on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January However, other reports claim the Blues will look to sign Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, instead of highly-rated Oblak – both 25. (Sky Sports)Butland, who went to the World Cup with England but didn’t make an appearance, could be snapped up for around £25million following Stoke’s relegation to the Championship. (Daily Star)Arsenal are said to be listening to offers for England forward Danny Welbeck. (Evening Standard)The Gunners are also set to hand 18-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson a new long-term contract. (The Sun)Former Arsenal favourite Santi Cazorla has signed a deal with Villarreal following a successful trial – FULL STORYTottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is a target for Roma, according to reports in Italy. (La Repubblica)Former Spurs star, and World Cup Golden Ball winner, Luka Modric is said to be ‘seriously considering’ leaving Real Madrid, as he is tempted by a lucrative offer to join Inter Milan. (La Sexta) 3 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea have ordered Thibaut Courtois to attend a disciplinary meeting this week after he failed to show for training for a second day. Courtois has opted not to report back for pre-season training after the World Cup as he attempts to force through his dream move to Real Madrid. (The Sun)Burnley boss Sean Dyche is ready to sign Everton speedster Yannick Bolasie in a £15million deal. Dyche has opened talks with the Goodison club for winger Bolasie and is the only bidder close to their £20m valuation. (The Sun)Manchester United have rejected an bid from Barcelona of two players plus cash to sign Paul Pogba, according to reports in Spain. Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is trying to engineer a move for the 25-year-old, but the Red Devils have turned down Barca’s offer of €50million plus Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina – FULL STORYMeanwhile, United have returned with a final offer for Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld, with Spurs said to be holding out for £60million for the Belgian. (Daily Mirror)Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is also reportedly preparing a ‘huge’ bid for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 23. (Calciomercato)Chelsea will pay Jan Oblak’s £89million release clause to sign the goalkeeper from Atletico Madrid, should Thibaut Courtois leave Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo) 3 3 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The transfer window slams shut on Thursday and there is set to be plenty of business before then.Here are all the latest transfer rumours and news from Tuesday’s newspapers and online… Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, read more

Ferguson: United’s forwards are as good as the class of ’99

first_imgManchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to his forwards after they destroyed Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round.United were hugely impressive in their 4-1 victory over the Whites, who never looked like causing an upset.And Ferguson is desperate for his team to go on and lift the trophy for the first time in a decade.He told ESPN: “The FA Cup is an important trophy for us this season. We haven’t won it for 10 years.“Rio Ferdinand has never won an FA Cup medal, so we need to do something about that.“The four strikers we had in 1999 were fantastic players but we have four now who are equally as good.“If we can get three or four players around the 20-goal bracket then we’re in business.”More reaction to follow later.Click here for our Man Utd v Fulham quizSee also:Fulham are thumped by rampant 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

HSU soccer ready for action

first_imgMen’s soccerFresh off of a split at College Creek Field last weekend, Humboldt State men’s soccer will enjoy home field advantage again against Concordia (Ore.) and Academy of Art. The Jacks take on the Concordia Cavaliers Friday at 1 p.m. and will wait a day to take on the Urban Knights on Sunday at 2 p.m.“It’s a nice change of pace being at home for the first set of games. It’s a great opportunity to build on these games before heading on the road throughout the rest of the season,” said …last_img

Now Available: Anti-Virus for Your Facebook News Feed

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification sarah perez Norton, however, falls far short of what Defensio provides today. Perhaps that’s because Norton’s app is a freebie for consumers while Defensio is aimed more towards companies and brands maintaining business-related Facebook pages. However, Defensio has a free option for consumers and it protects any Facebook page that isn’t used for commercial purposes.  Norton should not only offer the app for free, as it does now, but it should automate the scans. Facebook users can’t even stop long enough to concern themselves with their privacy settings, so asking them to run regular, manual scans of their News Feed is somewhat ridiculous.  Perhaps an automation functionality will arrive in a newer version. (We asked Norton on their Facebook Wall, let’s see if they respond.) In the meantime, it’s better than nothing. And if you come across a questionable link, it’s definitely worth the scan. You can install Norton Safe Web for Facebook here: Defensio can be installed here: Earlier this week we asked if Facebook had grown to the point that it needed its own anti-malware service and – would you look at this! – now it has one. Well, sort of. The well-known security company Symantec has released an anti-malware service for Facebook which protects you from dangerous links posted to your News Feed. And it comes to you by way of a free Facebook application called “Norton Safe Web.” Keeping Your News Feed Malware-Free Apparently, this News Feed-scanning anti-virus application was released into beta back in mid-April, but we’re just now hearing of it thanks to the eagle-eyed bloggers over at All Facebook. Norton’s free software functions the same way any other Facebook application does. You click to give it access to your profile and then Norton Safe Web scans your News Feed for malicious URLs. It even scans inside shortened links from services like or tinyURL. The results of the scan can then be shared with your friends from the application itself – a handy feature for warning others of any dangers on your Wall or theirs. Related Posts Some IssuesUnfortunately, when testing it ourselves we noticed a few issues. When using Google Chrome to perform the scan, we had to refresh the page manually to see the scan results. For some reason, the initial result was a blank page. For whatever reason, the app was unable to scan a couple URLs and simply marked them as “untested.” The app only checks for URLs posted within the past 24 hours. And finally – and this is perhaps the most important of all – the software does not run automatically. That means anytime you want to test the safety of the links in your News Feed, you have to launch the app and run a scan. Manually.A Better Option? DefensioWhile the first few issues are minor complaints (the Chrome bug may have been on our end, after all), this last item is critical and a huge miss on Symantec’s part. And it’s not an issue of Facebook not allowing an app to run automatically in the background, either. For example, earlier this year, we looked a Defensio 2.0, one of the first-ever security suites for Facebook. The application checks for malicious files, links and scripts as well as for profanity and other unwanted content that’s posted to your Facebook Wall. After you configure the level of protection you want, Defensio runs in the background, keeping an eye on your profile. When and if it finds some questionable content, it can automatically block it for you and send you an alert via email. I’ve personally been using it since January and it has sent me updates on more than a few occasions, warning me of potentially dangerous links or unwanted content. Not only does the app keep you safe from malware, it can help you keep your Facebook profile more “professional” as you can block URLs by category in order to keep links and posts about gambling, sex, drugs, racism and hate, or adult material from ever being posted in the first place. (If you have any friends who still think being tasteless is incredibly funny, you’ll appreciate this sort of help.)center_img Tags:#Facebook#security#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img

Why The Future of Java is with Large Customers, not Innovative, Young Developers

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williams Tags:#enterprise#news Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Java is also a controlled top-down innovation model which does not jive with the cloud generation of platforms, Web and Mobile apps and the variety of modern languages such as Ruby.That points to the developer interest in PaaS environments and open Web efforts such as LAMP and HTML 5. It will take a full ten years for the shift to occur. In the meantime, Oracle and its close partners will take a slow approach to adopting disruptive technologies. That could mean an overall dampening of innovation.Forrester predicts five outcomes for Java under Oracle’s control:Oracle will manage Java to serve the enterprise first.OpenJDK will be the only Java runtime available under an open source license.Oracle will govern Java via an oligarchy, perhaps a duopoly with IBM and other powers such as Red Hat.Oracle and partners will seek a comeback for Java EE, which is being displaced increasingly by the Spring framework.Oracle will generate more revenue from mobile devices.The report goes into greater detail on topics such as what questions customers should be considering about Java and what it means for the enterprise. Forrester does a lot of comparison to .NET, stating that it will likely see a greater popularity due to its price and ease of use.Oracle controls the future of Java but its road map has been accepted and that means no major disruptions for enterprise customers. But it’s clear that Java is no longer the center for technology innovation. The innovation is now on the platforms and with Ruby and open environments such as HTML 5. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Oracle is taking such lengths to control Java’s future that companies need to start looking at alternatives such as .NET, Platform-as-a-Service and the Open Web.In a report issued today, John R. Rymer and Jeffrey S. Hammond of Forrester Research write that Oracle is controlling Java to such an extent that even the Open JDK has little autonomy:OpenJDK is not fully open. OpenJDK is covered by a General Public license (GPl), and though it’s certainly true that there are alternative Jvm implementations and derivatives out there, OpenJDK is not open in spirit: it’s practically impossible to distribute an alternative implementation without Oracle’s sanction — specifically without a grant of the Java TcK. Losing The Apache Software Foundation as a supporter also hurts Oracle’s credibility as a partner with the Java alpha geeks who drive so much independent and discontinuous Java innovation. Those developers will take their energy elsewhere, probably to Apache projects.That points to a significant shift that will drive young developers away from the Java platform. In the short term, the impact will not be significant. But in the long term, Forrester states that “application development will shift to more-productive ‘metadata programming’ environments and/or Java frameworks (e.g., Google Web Toolkit, JBoss Hibernate, Ruby on Rails or SpringSource Grails, and SpringSource Spring MVC or Spring Roo).”Forrester’s authors say that its report, “The Future of Java,” is not a Java obituary. Java is still dominant in the enterprise but no programming language has retained a central position through multiple platform changes. Java will evolve just as Assembler, C and COBOL did. More so, the core message here is for application developers and how applications are distributed.Oracle has made steps to ease the concerns of customers. It has provided better oversight than Sun ever did. And it came to an agreement with IBM last Fall. But Oracle has failed to address Java’s inherent complexity, which remains its biggest problem in head-to-head competitions with Microsoft’s.NET platform. last_img