I’m pleased to announce a new executive appointment to ReadWriteWeb, our new Chief Operating Officer Sean Ammirati. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Sean has been an occasional writer on ReadWriteWeb since March 2007 and hosted our podcast show ReadWriteTalk. Prior to becoming ReadWriteWeb’s COO, Sean was Co-Founder & CEO at venture-backed startup mSpoke. He’s also been a research fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Industry Center. Sean will assume responsibility for sales, business development and operations. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sean is at the Supernova conference this week in San Francisco, so if you’re there too then feel free to greet him in the hallways.I’d like to thank our outgoing COO, Bernard Lunn. You will see Bernard’s name around in 2010 I’m sure, as he’s going to be working on a new startup opportunity.2009 has beena great year for ReadWriteWeb and in partnershipwith FM Publishing, we’ve gained significant revenue growth during this time.So I thank Bernard for driving this for us and we wish him all thebest in his future endeavors.2010 is going to be another big year for ReadWriteWeb, so we’re excited to have Sean on board! Tags:#Admin#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Today, Twitter took the wraps off a new feature of the site. When logging in, it prompts the user to set defaults on being discovered with their email address or mobile phone number. It’s called “Be Found on Twitter”. Our contact at Twitter told us that, like many new features, this will show up for some users today and others soon.Up to this point, Twitter allows people to create a persona for themselves that may not be directly correlated to the real world. You can’t do that on Facebook (assuming that you’re following the terms and conditions). This change in settings – even if it is optional – represents a shift in how the service is working behind the scenes to connect people that already know each other. Personal data is moving in between the social networks and becoming a key part of cloud services.Do You Want Followers? Default Settings Make it a RealitySo far, Twitter hasn’t offered a way to make this kind of connection easy. We believe the reason this service is being offered now is simple: Twitter wants to take your email inbox and turn it into relationships. Below is the screen that popped up for Web client users of Twitter that are being offered this enhancement. (Note: Those are my personal email and mobile phone digits, but I chose to opt-out of the service. In case you want to contact me, email is still an option.) mike kirkwood Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Although Twitter is amazing for finding information about the world in real time, one of the things that Twitter has lacked is stickiness with intimate contacts. Trying to get folks use Twitter to connect to their real friends, people they work with, and family members is a part of the battle for the real-time Web. Facebook has unique features and momentum in this area (e.g. requiring your real name), and Google Buzz made a big move in connecting the inbox for millions of Gmail users to its social service.API Makes it Harder to Create Harmonized Settings for UsersThis is a great example of where Twitter, being so decentralized, has to rely on partners to roll out these types of features. Traditional Web users see these features offered by the company, but others – Seesmic, Tweetdeck, Tweetie – may not ever offer this feature in their client. One thing to watch will be how Twitter evolves the terms of service and default settings as it ramps up its efforts to compete further for mind share in the real-time web.Taking this all into consideration, do you want to be found on Twitter? Thinking a bit into the future, perhaps Twitter will offer to take my email folders and auto-magically create lists of users from the email accounts and phone numbers in them. This all gets interesting in the context that Twitter lists are viewable to the outside world – and inbox settings are not. There still seems like more work to do to make this all make sense, but for now, it seems to be somewhere between Buzz and Facebook’s approach to connecting users to their intimate relationships.The Reverse of Buzz, or, Do Memes have CellphonesWe can see the motivation for Twitter to launch this feature. One of the challenges the service has is also its greatest feature: no rules. Anyone, anything can have an account today: devices, dogs, spacecraft, germs, conferences. All of ’em are out there somewhere and are one button away from being in your feed.Something to think about in this mixed model of accounts, is that although the settings on Twitter are now moving towards discovering email and phone numbers for our contacts, we don’t expect the Cassini Saturn spacecraft to have a mobile phone number. Tags:#Analysis#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said his government was still in communication with the Central government for early resumption of mining in “public interest”. In a written reply tabled on Thursday, last day of the three-day budget session of the Assembly, Mr. Parrikar said that the stoppage of mining had caused a “loss of major revenue” to the State government.“There is on-going communication between the State and Central Government to start mining early in public interest,” Mr. Parrikar, who also holds Mining portfolio, said in his response to a question by Pratapsingh Rane, Congress.He further said that many people are directly and indirectly affected. In fact, due to loss of major revenue of State government,every Goan is affected by the closure of the mines, the reply said.In February last year the Supreme Court banned mining in Goa from March 2018 for illegalities found in the second renewal of all 88 iron ore mining leases and directed the State government to reissue the leases by following the appropriate law.
UFC 235: Jon Jones retains light heavyweight belt 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash League-leading Alab, which has been struggling on the road, upped its record to 17-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Alab, which took a stunning 116-103 loss to the Macau Black Bears four days ago, went on a 17-7 run to close the third quarter and take control of the game.PJ Ramos added 22 points, including a basket that put the game out of reach, 77-66, with 2:24 left, 17 rebounds and four blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJohn Fields, Jerran Young and Xavier Alexander combined for 58 points but their contributions were still not enough as the Slingers’ winning streak ended at four games.Fields paced Singapore (13-8) in scoring with 21 points while Alexander had 18 points and 12 rebounds. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Alab Pilipinas. Photo from Asean Basketball LeagueSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas bounced back after beating the Singapore Slingers, 80-70, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Renaldo Balkman had an efficient night finishing with a game-high 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field that went with eight rebounds and six assists for the Philippine side.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
England were “very relieved” to finally get a video review in their favour with the dismissal of Steve Smith, seamer Chris Woakes said after collecting the vital scalp of the Australian captain in the second Ashes Test on Monday.Smith had barely survived when an lbw decision was overturned on review off the third ball Smith faced from fast bowler James Anderson, so England were understandably nervous when umpire Chris Gaffaney gave the same player out to Woakes three overs later.Smith had no hesitation calling for a review by the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS), but this time the technology projected that the ball would have clipped the top of off stump and the decision was upheld, sending Smith packing to the delight of the England team.That’s stumps! How good is #Ashes cricket?! https://t.co/MboRNr0wWd pic.twitter.com/uXuVDuZb13- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 4, 2017″The way DRS has gone this game for us, there were a few that we thought were dead certs for us, and they haven’t (been), so to get (one) on umpire’s call was really nice,” Woakes told reporters.”It’s obviously a big wicket as well. The way the others had gone, it was a relief in the group to get that wicket.”Smith’s dismissal ultimately might not affect the outcome of the match, but how differently the game might have unfolded had two reviews not gone against England on Sunday, when Australians Tim Paine and Shaun Marsh both benefited.Marsh was on 29 when he was given out lbw, but DRS projected the ball would have bounced a whisker over middle stump.advertisementReprieved, he proceeded to score 126 not out as Australia built a huge first-innings score of 442 for eight declared.Marsh acknowledged that he had not been overly confident of getting the decision overturned.”I probably thought it was outside leg (stump) more than going over,” he said. “When I saw the ball pitch in line I thought I might have been in a bit of trouble.”Two overs after Marsh’s reprieve, Paine, on 24, was adjudged lbw to Anderson. As with Marsh, the ball was projected to have passed fractionally over middle stump and the wicketkeeper went on to make 57.Marsh and Paine shared a sixth-wicket stand of 85 that tipped the match firmly in Australia’s favour.Later in the day, England also opted for a review when opener Mark Stoneman was trapped lbw for 18 by Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc.On that occasion, however, the umpire had the call right and Stoneman was sent on his way.
Day One action in the 2007 National Touch League Senior tournament commences at 8.30am with non stop quality contests on the program.Many teams have had the complexion of their sides changed markedly due to retirements, unavailability due to the recent involvement of some key players in Australia’s successful defence of the Federation of International Touch World Cup, and the changing of the guard in several divisions.Defending champions in the Men’s 40s division, Scorpions get the action underway with an eagerly anticipated contest with traditional rivals Mets on Field One first up to whet the appetite for what promises to be a feast of fast and furious action all day.The star studded Sharks Men’s 35s team make their first appearance on the showcase field later in the day, whilst the crack Scorpions Women’s outfit will be looking to get their campaign for an unprecedented fourth title off to a winning start when they take on the Brisbane Cobras.Six fields will be operating and despite steady rain, the fans can look forward to some exciting clashes as NTL Permits battle it out for supremacy across seven divisions.8.30am Men’s 40s: Scorpions v MetsMen’s 40s: Rustlers v SharksMen’s 50s: Rustlers v CobrasMen’s 45s: Sharks v RustlersMen’s 45s: Hornets v Suns9.20amMen’s 40s: Eagles v SunsMen’s 40s: Barbarians v HornetsMen’s 45s: Scorpions v EaglesMen’s 50s: Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s: Eagles v ScorpionsMen’s 50s: Mets v ACT10.10amWomen’s 30s: Suns v HornetsWomen’s 30s: Sharks v CyclonesWomen’s 30s: ACT v RustlersMen’s 50s: Sharks v HornetsMen’s 40s: Cyclones v WarriorsMen’s 50s: Cyclones v Eagles11.00amMen’s 35s: Sharks v SunsMen’s 30s: Suns v BarbariansMen’s 30s: Cyclones v RustlersWomen’s 40s: Scorpions v CyclonesWomen’s 40s: Hornets v Cobras11.50amMen’s 35s: Cobras v MetsMen’s 30s: Hornets v CobrasMen’s 45s: Eagles v ACTMen’s 45s: Scorpions v SharksWomen’s 40s: Sharks v Suns12.40pmMen’s 40’s: Hornets v CyclonesMen’s 40’s: Scorpions v WarriorsMen’s 40s: Sharks v Barbarians Men’s 40s: Suns v RustlersMen’s 45s: Suns v Rustlers1.30pmWomen’s 40s: Scorpions v CobrasWomen’s 30s: Suns v ACTWomen’s 30s: Scorpions v HornetsWomen’s 30s: Rustlers v CyclonesMen’s 40s: Mets v Eagles2.20pmWomen’s 40s: Cyclones v SunsWomen’s 30s: Eagles v SharksMen’s 35s: Sharks v Mets Men’s 35s: Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 40s: Hornets v Sharks3.10pmMen’s 50s: Hornets v MetsMen’s 50s: Scorpions v SharksMen’s 50s: Rustlers v EaglesMen’s 50s: Cobras v SunsMen’s 50s: ACT v Cyclones4.00pmMen’s 40s: Sharks v EaglesMen’s 40s: Suns v MetsMen’s 40s: Scorpions v CyclonesMen’s 40s: Warriors v BarbariansMen’s 40s: Hornets v Rustlers4.50pmMen’s 35s: Scorpions v CobrasMen’s 35s: Mets v SunsMen’s 30s: Suns v HornetsMen’s 30s: Warriors v BarbariansMen’s 30s: Cobras v Rustlers
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rodgers plays down Leicester top-four chancesby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers has played down Leicester City’s chances of breaking into the top-four.The Foxes were in scintillating form in Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United.The win leaves the 2016 Premier League title winners in third place, but Rodgers has cooled expectations of his side.”It’s very early in the season,” said the Northern Irishman.”We know it’s a big ask because of all the other clubs that have been regulars there. We are only really focusing on how we play, looking at our performance levels.”
The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Canadian military is relieving a Manitoba army reservist of his duties and speeding up his request to leave the Armed Forces following allegations he is a member of a neo-Nazi group.The Department of National Defence says Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews will no longer participate in military activities in any form or return to work and will officially leave the Forces in the coming weeks.In a statement, the department says the measures were deemed necessary considering the seriousness of the allegations and the risk to unit morale and cohesion.Mathews had applied to leave the Forces in April, but came under the spotlight last week after a Winnipeg Free Press story linked the combat engineer with the 38 Canadian Brigade Group in Winnipeg to a neo-Nazi group called the Base.Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance later said Mathews had been under formal military investigation weeks earlier while the RCMP is also reportedly conducting its own probe.No arrests or charges have been laid and the Defence Department says their investigation is ongoing.
OSU then-freshman pitcher Shelby Hursh (19) throws a pitch during a game against Northwestern on April 28, 2014. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State softball team looked to continue and improve on a strong opening weekend when it traveled to the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge in Atlanta.It turned out to be a split foursome of games as the Buckeyes (5-3) went 2-2, winning both games against the Georgia Tech but falling twice to Syracuse.The Buckeyes’ pitching staff was led by junior Shelby Hursh, who saw action in three of the matchups. Sophomore Shelby McCombs contributed on both sides of the ball, including a walk-off home run in OSU’s second matchup against the Yellow Jackets.Even with key plays throughout the four games, OSU still struggled to bring runners home or get runners on base at all. The Buckeyes left runners stranded in 14 of the 29 innings played over the weekend.Game 1In their first game of the tournament, the Buckeyes shut out Georgia Tech 6-0, moving their overall record to 3-1.Hursh (3-0) pitched her first complete game of the season and struck out 10 Yellow Jackets in her outing.The right-hander’s effort from the mound was greatly supported by OSU’s bats, who got the day going with two solo home runs from senior first baseman Erika Leonard and junior left fielder Alex Bayne in the top of the first inning. Leonard went 3-for-4 after struggling to make big plays the weekend prior.Junior utility player Jess Machovina continued her comeback with a single to center field, which drove in sophomore Becca Gavin, who was a pinch runner in the game.The game-long lead gave some of the Buckeyes, like Gavin, a chance to relieve the starters offensively and see action as either pinch runners or hitters.Georgia Tech remained hitless until the sixth inning, when freshman Jordan Deep singled to right field on a pinch hit. Hursh retired the next two batters, keeping the Yellow Jackets scoreless.In the top of the sixth inning, senior utility player Jayla Saibene scored on a walk, one of five from Georgia Tech freshman pitcher Jenna Goodrich. Goodrich pitched the full seven innings but gave up four earned runs.Despite a comfortable lead heading into the seventh, OSU kept the pressure on, stretching its lead to 6-0 with senior catcher Cammi Prantl’s two-run single. The Yellow Jackets went in order in their final at-bats of the day, solidifying the Buckeyes’ dynamic start to the tournament.Game 2Even though the Buckeyes had a strong showing on Friday, they could not extend their streak in their matchup against Syracuse, losing a pitchers’ duel 1-0.Sophomore third baseman Ashley Goodwin had one of only two hits for OSU, a single to left field. The offense never got going. OSU left runners on base in four innings, all of whom were in scoring position.The Buckeyes’ pitching staff held the Orange to four hits, but freshman Morgan Ray and McCombs could not make up for a slow offense. The duo combined for not only six strikeouts but also four hit batters, including three by McCombs.Syracuse’s only run came in the bottom of the fourth inning, an RBI single by freshman first baseman Hannah Dossett.The Scarlet and Gray’s defense, however, did make key plays to keep the Orange to only one run throughout the rest of the matchup. After the Orange scored, Ray came in to relieve and got out of a bases-loaded situation. Goodwin turned a double play in the next inning, which gave the Buckeyes a renewed spark, but they could not get the run needed to avoid the defeat.Game 3OSU’s second matchup with Georgia Tech ended in a much tighter outcome than their Friday shutout. The two teams went into extra innings after a seven-inning battle, but the Buckeyes eventually came out on top 4-3 on a walk-off home run by McCombs.Georgia Tech went down in order in the top of the first inning, and OSU left the bases loaded after a pair of singles from Bayne and senior shortstop Maddy McIntyre.The Yellow Jackets scored first in the second inning on a single by freshman catcher Kaylee Ellebracht. The inning began when OSU junior Lena Springer hit a batter and the Yellow Jackets’ senior first baseman Courtney Ziese reached on an error.After Georgia Tech took the lead, Hursh came in to relieve Springer. The Yellow Jackets extended their lead to 2-0 with a home run by junior third baseman Jessica Kowalewicz in the top of the fourth.The Buckeyes responded in the bottom of the inning with a two-run homer by Bayne, her second of the weekend. The junior totaled four home runs all of 2015 but already has three after only two weekends.OSU made another change on the mound in the fifth inning, sending Hursh to the bullpen for Ray. Hursh finished her two innings with three strikeouts and two walks.A pair of errors by Georgia Tech in the fifth allowed the Buckeyes to jump ahead 3-2. The Yellow Jackets tied it up in the seventh with a triple by sophomore shortstop Kelsey Chisholm, and the Buckeyes could not capitalize on a single by Goodwin in the bottom of the inning.McCombs came on with one out for Ray in the eighth with Yellow Jackets on first and second base. However, the Buckeye infield made two key outs to get out of the situation and take their turn at the plate.And the Scarlet and Gray made it count, ending the game on the walk-off shot by McCombs. The junior also got the win, giving her a 1-1 split for the day.Game 4The Buckeyes’ final matchup of the tournament was a tight battle with Syracuse, who was coming off an undefeated Saturday with wins against OSU and Purdue.Two consecutive walks gave the Buckeyes their first two baserunners of the game, but a double play by the Syracuse defense kept the game scoreless in the bottom of the second.In a one-out, bases-loaded situation in the top of the fifth, Hursh hit a batter to give the Orange a 1-0 lead. Ray came into the circle to relieve, but the pitching change could not stop Syracuse from scoring another run.OSU could not respond in the bottom of the inning, despite a leadoff triple by McIntyre. Momentum remained with Syracuse when freshman first baseman Andrea Bombace soloed a home run to left field, expanding its lead to 3-0.The Buckeyes responded in the top of the seventh, first with a double by Goodwin to move sophomore pinch runner Cassidy Clough to third. McCombs, playing as the game’s designated hitter, followed up with a one-out, two-run double of her own.After Prantl grounded out to the right side, sophomore pinch runner Maddie Marotti moved to third. Saibene could not take advantage, though, and struck out to give Syracuse the 3-2 win.Hursh and Ray combined for eight strikeouts, compared to only three by Syracuse’s pitchers, senior Jocelyn Cater and sophomore AnnaMarie Gatti. Only three Buckeyes had hits, but all of them were of the extra-base variety.Coming upThe Buckeyes are next scheduled to travel to the University of South Carolina Upstate Tournament from Feb. 26 to 28, where they are slated to play in five games. Their first matchup against Virginia Tech is set to start Friday at 2 p.m.
The Ohio State men’s basketball team suffered its first home loss of the season Saturday, as Michigan State out-muscled the Buckeyes for a 58-48 win. The loss snapped a 39-game home win streak for OSU and dropped the Buckeyes into a tie atop the Big Ten standings. The Buckeyes struggled shooting all night and the Spartans found their edge inside, totaling 14 offensive rebounds for the game. OSU’s 48-point output was their lowest of the season. “I feel fortunate because I think they missed some shots they normally make,” MSU coach Tom Izzo said after the game. “Defensively we were as good as we’ve been all year.” MSU senior forward Draymond Green and sophomore center Adreian Payne dominated, combining for each of the Spartans’ first 15 points. It wasn’t until 9:12 remaining in the first half that another MSU player scored a bucket when sophomore Keith Appling hit a 3-pointer to give his team the 18-14 advantage. OSU went on a 3:46 scoring drought that saw MSU take an 8-point lead in the opening period. Sophomore guard Aaron Craft broke the streak with a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer from sophomore forward Jared Sullinger cut the lead to three. The Spartans continued to have success in the paint. Payne followed an MSU miss with his second tip-slam of the game and Sullinger had the ball poked away on the inside on the other end. The turnover by Sullinger — his fifth of the game — occurred with OSU trailing 33-25 with under a minute remaining in the half. An acrobatic layup by Appling gave MSU a 35-25 lead at intermission. “We looked out of synch,” Sullinger said of the Buckeyes’ first-half performance. “We didn’t run our offense.” The Buckeyes cut MSU’s lead to four at one point in the second half, but couldn’t get closer. OSU tried to work the ball into Sullinger down low throughout the final 20 minutes, but the Buckeyes’ big man continued to struggle finding his touch. Sullinger finished the game on 5-of-15 shooting. The rest of the Buckeyes didn’t fare much better as the team connected on just one of their first nine shots of the half. OSU head coach Thad Matta said the shots just weren’t falling. “We opened up the second half. We got the ball at the rim,” Matta said. “We’re getting fouled and it just wasn’t going in.” The Spartans’ lead swelled to 12, but an alley-oop finished by senior guard William Buford brought the sold-out crowd to its feet and cut the lead to 10 with 14:37 remaining. After an Appling layup with 11:48 remaining, the Buckeye defense stepped up and MSU was held scoreless for the next six minutes. Sullinger was able to put in a bucket from the left block and bring OSU’s deficit down to six, 44-38. He then connected again on a baseline jumper to bring OSU within four, but poor shooting killed any chance of an OSU comeback victory — the Buckeyes shot 26 percent from the floor and 13.3 percent from behind the arc. A layup by Green and pair of free throws by Appling again put MSU up by double digits and OSU never threatened again. Sullinger finished the game with 17 points and 16 rebounds, but also had 10 turnovers. He said MSU’s double team gave him trouble. “I wasn’t expecting the double because that’s not what Michigan State shows if you look at the film,” Sullinger said. “They had a great game plan and they stick to their system and that’s what happens when you stick to the system.” Craft added 15 points and was the only other Buckeye to finish in double figures. Payne was the high scorer for the Spartans finishing with 15 points, hitting all six of his shots. The loss drops OSU’s record to 21-4 overall and 9-3 in the conference. Matta said his team needs to move forward. “It’s got to be a learning experience for a relatively young basketball team,” Matta said. “You’ve got to stay together. You’re still sitting atop the conference. As a I told them, we’ll see what kind of team we have tomorrow.” OSU next travels to Minnesota where to take on the Golden Gophers Feb. 14. Tip is for 9 p.m.