APPEAL: CAN YOU HELP SAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL DOG FROM THE POUND?

first_imgAPPEAL: A Donegal woman has launched a heart-breaking appeal online to help find a new home for a dog she found abandoned.The dog may not have been abandoned and may just be lost and his owner could be searching for him! Leanne Gibson, spotted the beautiful pooch wandering alone and hungry and has been in the St Johnston area since Thursday.She posted the following message and pictures on Facebook in an attempt to locate either the owners or find a new home for the loveable dog.Louise said, “This sweet boy has been seen wandering in St Johnston area since Thursday.“No one in the area reconises him – and different people have been feeding him and taking him in but he keeps getting away – its like he’s fretting looking for his family! 🙁 “He’s currently in my garden but he is looking to get out he’s very sweet walks well in harness and appears to get along with other dogs. “He will be taken into the local dog pound tomorrow in Letterkenny to give him the chance to be reclaimed or legally rehomed IF a rescue has space please share this boy will only have 5 days if no one can help 🙁 contact 0851918905Please share this post on your social media timelines to hopefully find the owners or find someone who may find a new home for this poor little dog. APPEAL: CAN YOU HELP SAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL DOG FROM THE POUND? was last modified: September 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newslast_img read more

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West Ham keeper Green ‘agrees £50k-a-week deal’

first_imgWest Ham goalkeeper Robert Green is set to join QPR after agreeing a £50,000-a-week deal, The Daily Mail report.The England international, 32, will soon be a free agent after West Ham refused to meet his pay demands.It is claimed that Rangers opted for Green after briefly considering Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes.Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror say Brendan Rodgers is trying to persuade Salomon Kalou to snub Schalke and sign for Liverpool now he’s left Chelsea.Rodgers, who recently took over as manager at Anfield, knows Kalou well from his time on the Blues’ coaching staff.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Meier charges Sharks win in return from injury

first_imgSAN JOSE — Timo Meier rejoined the Sharks lineup and offered a quick reminder of why he’s so important to the Sharks forward group.Meier scored a goal and picked up two assists as the Sharks earned a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at SAP Center Wednesday night.With Meier sidelined for three games with an upper-body injury last week, the Sharks produced a 1-2 record, scoring just four five-on-five goals. On Tuesday, the Sharks found the net three times in five-on-five situations, …last_img

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Banyana in 4-0 win over Zambia

first_img25 August 2014Banyana Banyana outplayed Zambia in an international friendly at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Sunday, recording a convincing 4-0 victory.Shiwe Nongwanya gave the South African national women’s team the lead at the break, while veteran striker Portia Modise netted a hat-trick in the second half to ensure coach Vera Pauw’s charges’ triumph in the contest.African Women’s Championships’ preparationThe match was the fifth match the Sasol-sponsored team has played as part of its preparations for the African Women’s Championships, which will take place in Namibia from 11 to 25 October.The home side enjoyed most of the possession in the opening 10 minutes of the match and put Banyana Banyana under pressure by forcing them to play in their own half.Great saveSouth African goalkeeper Roxanne Barker was forced into making a great save by tipping the ball over in the fifth minute as she denied “She-polopolo” the opening goal.In the 22nd minute, South Africa came close to breaking the deadlock, but the Zambian goalkeeper reacted well to get her hands on a cross from Simphiwe Dludlu to stop the danger.Opening goalSasol Banyana Banyana then hit the front on the half-hour mark after Nongwanya received a great pass from Refiloe Jane, before scoring from inside the box.Pauw made her first substitution of the match at the start of the second half, replacing youngster Thembi Kgatlane with Silindile Ngubane.With Banyana Banyana changing the pace of the game in the second stanza, they enjoyed the better of the ball possession.Modise’s firstModise doubled the score for Sasol Banyana Banyana in the 63rd minute after receiving a hard and low cross from Nongwanya, which she finished with an easy tap-in.With the 2012 African Women’s Championships runners-up now comfortably in charge of the match, Modise completed her brace in the 73rd minute and a hat-trick in the 90th minute as South Africa ended the match handsome 4-0 winners.Forthcoming friendlySasol Banyana Banyana travel back to South Africa on Monday afternoon to continue with their camp ahead of their next assignment in Polokwane against Tanzania on Saturday, 31 August.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Davis to serve as interim director of OSU Extension

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Greg Davis has been selected to serve as interim director of Ohio State University Extension.Now Extension’s assistant director overseeing community development, Davis will begin his role July 1, 2015, as Director Keith Smith begins his first day of retirement following 23 years as leader. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.Davis serves on the steering committee for Conversations on the Future of Extension, an effort that began in spring 2014 with discussions to identify the most challenging trends and issues Ohioans will face by 2035. It is now in the “So what?” phase, he said, determining how Extension should address those issues.As interim director, Davis will look at how Extension approaches its work given the anticipated changes.“It’s exciting to take the organization down the initial steps, to flesh out where we go next for Extension,” he said. “When the next director is chosen, some things will already be identified.”As assistant director, Davis leads field-based Extension specialists and educators who are working to improve civic, environmental and economic conditions throughout Ohio. He earned his Ph.D in extension education from Ohio State, his MPA from Bowling Green State University and his BA from the University of Findlay.Brian Raison, Extension director in Miami County, will serve as interim assistant director for community development on a part-time basis until Davis returns to the post. A search is currently underway for the director position.last_img read more

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Getting More Out of the Conversation: The Real Real-Time Challenge

first_imgTags:#Real-Time Web#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts guest author 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It has been a few weeks since the ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit. Workshops ran the gamut of real-time Web applications and services. They addressed the impact of the real-time Web on search, feeds, aggregation and even branding and marketing. But several topics and terms were not discussed as much as one might have expected: “social,” “interaction,” and “communication.” Perhaps they were assumed. But their absence from discussion spoke of something bigger; namely, our tendency to still view Web content, even real-time content, as information.This guest post was written by Adrian Chan.Of course, communication involves information. Information access and distribution are part of what makes social media interesting. Information is also an attribute of social relationships — which are another good reason to respect social media. But the tools and practices of our “status culture” are also a means of communication; communication that uses social media in personal, social and public ways and that combines both system messaging and user messages in ways that are conversational.Making Meta From Conversational MediaThis “conversational” content may look like information. But when it is the product of mediated conversation, content conceals dynamics and relationships: social forces that are by their nature implicit and tacit.The real-time Web industry is poised to go “meta” and to extract and extend greater value from the information captured, mined and repurposed in real time. But for this to occur, the implicit of social interaction and communication will need to become explicit.Consider what we can already observe and infer from content and information produced on the real-time Web: influence, social capital, attention, relationships, trending topics. We accomplish this by means of algorithms and analyses based on incomplete social information. The real-time Web doesn’t yet furnish much social meta data. Could it be restored after the fact — from interactions, relationships and social meanings read between the lines?The real-time Web’s conversational content is produced through uncoupled, or at best loosely coupled, posts. Can dialog, relationships and social structures be detected amidst monological posts?The Content Is People. Long Live the Content!Social media are the new means of production. We are no longer in the information age, but are now in the age of communication. And in this age, the attention economy may explain the disruptive impact of social media on established industries; industries, not coincidentally, built around the production and distribution of information — as well as control over its consumption.Content is king. The content of the real-time Web is people. And yet the socialized Web is much more than a Web of, by and for the people. The social world is not flat, open and transparent. It has distinctions, boundaries, biases and preferences. It is also about who chooses, what is chosen, who is chosen, who replies and why.Social Value Add“People” content produces social information, and it is relevant because it reflects the social preferences, tastes and interests of individuals, groups and communities. Communication is how we produce this information; attention is how we consume it.Real-time Web analytics and metrics already understand this. Influencer metrics count who chooses whom as well as what. Influence is contingent on the ongoing attention paid by an audience. It is not a quality owned or possessed by the influencer. It’s a relation between influencer and an “audience” willing to pay attention and help pass it forward. This is the medium’s power. That power is as much in social relations as it is in information and content.Understanding what interests a user, by means of their contributions and activities but also by means of their relationships and social interactions, is at the heart of the value that the real-time social Web holds for brands and businesses (as well as the value that the user adds to their reputation and visibility). Attention spent in communicating reproduces brand value by redistributing it socially (and free of charge).Social ContextThe real-time Web is built on uncoupled posts. But many online social interactions are at least loosely if not densely coupled. This coupling restores some degree of social context (social information). It may reveal social relationships (relational information). The speed, reach and redistribution of tweets and updates expose social organization (attention information). And when observed and analyzed over time, changes in this activity can reveal persistent interests and relationships, as well as those that are changing (historical trends and predictive information).Social contexts can be partially reconstructed out of other communication forms: chains, loops and circuits, clusters, clumps (and more). Satellite “conversations” fashioned from re-aggregated comments (see PubSubHubbub, Dave Winer’sRSSCloud and the new salmon protocol) will spark innovation in contextual analyses.But all the social analytics in the world won’t work unless the architectural and data models can capture communication. If tools and applications can increasingly provide ways to communicate in ways that also expose social context, and if data-mining efforts are enhanced with models of social action, then the world of real-time social interaction will surface immensely valuable information indeed — at which point we may be able to say that in the midst of all this information, we are also better informed.Adrian Chan is a social interaction design specialist and SNCR Sr Fellow. You can find him on Twitter @gravity7 and on his blog.last_img read more

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Donate to Charity with Each Credit Card Transaction with SwipeGood

first_imgThe charitable giving service SwipeGood is launching a new feature today called “SmartGiving” that will enable its users to donate to different charities based on their monthly spending patterns.SwipeGood’s goal, according to co-founder Steli Efti, is to build a “simple, elegant solution to giving.” By tying donations in to your regular spending habits, SwipeGood has certainly made it simple. The company rounds up to the nearest dollar on every credit card transaction you make, and then donates that lump sum to a charitable organization. That works out to a roughly $20 donation per person who’s joined the platform so far – spare change adds up.Since SwipeGood launched late last year, Efti says they’ve attracted different sorts of users. Some have a clear idea of which cause they’d like their donations to go toward. Others like the idea of giving back, but aren’t particularly passionate about one cause or another. These users often bail from the system, overwhelmed by the 300 plus charities to choose from and unsure about where best to target their donations.A new feature launching today with SwipeGood addresses that. “SmartGiving” allocates the donations based on users’ actual spending habits. Rather than selecting one charity, SmartGiving means that donations are directed to multiple charities. Based on how your spending is allocated – groceries, housing, travel, for example – SmartGiving will automatically direct funds to food-, housing-, and eco-related charities. audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts The idea of simplifying charitable donations is a nice one, and on one hand I think people might be willing to turn over their “spare change” for this sort of endeavor. On the other, I’m not sure if people will balk at having their spending data analyzed for this sort of thing. Users’ financial data is kept private here – this isn’t quite a Blippy for charitable giving. Using the category data from card transactions, SwipeGood breaks down spending into 5 large categories – home, food, healthcare, education, and nature. Watching that allocation and how it plays out as a charitable contribution might prove interesting data for some folks to consider their lifestyle and purchase habits. Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Its humbling Alberta scientists help track highenergy neutrino

first_imgEDMONTON – Canadian scientists are part of an international team that has for the first time tracked a tiny, high-energy twist of matter to its source in deep space.University of Alberta astronomer Greg Sivakoff says tracing a single neutrino to a black hole four billion light-years distant will give researchers a whole new way to probe the universe’s most exotic secrets — what astronomers call multimessenger astronomy.“It’s like sitting down to a good meal,” said Sivakoff, one of five Canadians who are part of the team.“A good dish will look good, smell good, feel good and the taste will be good. A good meal will engage all of your senses.“Multimessenger astronomy is the beginning of us sitting down to the meal and doing more than just looking at it. We’re beginning to have more than one sense.”The story begins last Sept. 22 at the IceCube observatory in Antarctica, a cubic kilometre of solid ice interlaced with thousands of sensors to detect subatomic particles.That day, scientists detected an evanescent flash of blue light caused by a particle called a muon. This muon was special for two reasons.First, it carried a huge amount of energy — about 20 times as much energy as that generated in the largest man-made particle accelerator ever built. Second, it came from below, not above.“This particular particle was coming out from under the Antarctic ice,” Sivakoff said. “It couldn’t have been a muon that was generated in our atmosphere. It had to be a muon that was generated within the Earth itself and the only way you can do that is with a neutrino.”Like a forensics team tracing the path of a bullet, scientists were able to combine data from different sensors within IceCube to deduce the original path of the neutrino.“This is how we were able to know where in the sky the neutrino was coming from.”After comparing notes with colleagues around the globe, IceCube researchers were able to conclude the neutrino originated from a blazar, a type of galaxy with a super-massive black hole at its heart. It set out on its journey a little over four billion years ago, a time when life on Earth was just beginning.The conclusion answered a big question in astronomy about how such high-energy particles are generated. It could go on to answer much more.Until now, scientists have studied stars with visible light, electromagnetic radiation such as radio waves and, most recently, gravity waves. Discovering the source of high-energy neutrinos and tracking their path allows astronomers to use a completely new tool.Much remains to be done before then. Scientists need to study more such neutrino events and link them with other sources to really understand how the process works.But Sivakoff said multimessenger astronomy is eventually likely to answer questions about some of the universe’s most bizarre and spectacular phenomena — black holes, neutron stars, novas.It’s akin to when Galileo first turned a telescope on the heavens.“Every time we open up a new window into the universe, we learn new things — not just things we expected,” Sivakoff said. “Oftentimes, those things we didn’t expect go on to be the biggest discoveries.“It’s humbling.”The discoveries were published Thursday in the journal Science.— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Sivakoff’s first name was David.last_img read more

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Now 10 cases of measles diagnosed in BC outbreak vaccinations way up

first_imgVANCOUVER — Two new cases of measles have been diagnosed in the Vancouver area for a total of 10 illnesses as health officials say they’re concerned they can’t find the source of one of the infections.Vancouver Coastal medical health officer Dr. Althea Hayden says nine of the cases are clearly associated with schools that were at the centre of the original outbreak this month, but they don’t know where the other person contracted the disease.The health authority has also released a list of locations where one of the infected people travelled over three days from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, including restaurants, on a Canada Line commuter train and Langara College.Hayden says the health authority is doing its best to find the source of measles in the 10th person in an effort to prevent more people from being exposed.Measles at first presents with flu-like symptoms, coughing, a runny nose and red eyes, but then a fever develops, followed by the distinctive rash.Hayden says the response to a call for people to get vaccinated has been fantastic and the health authority has seen a large number of first-time vaccinations.“It’s the best thing that people can do to protect themselves, it’s the best thing we all can do to protect our community.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rep Runestad invites residents to monthly office hours

first_img State Rep. Jim Runestad will begin hosting monthly coffee hours on the first Saturday of every month. The coffee hours are located throughout the district and no appointment is necessary to attend.The first monthly coffee hours will be Saturday, Feb. 7, at the following times and locations:Dave and Amy’s,9595 Highland Road in White Lake, 8-9 a.m.Colasanti’s Market, 468 South Milford Road in Highland, 10-11 a.m.Baker’s, 2025 South Milford Road in Milford, Noon -1 p.m.“Hearing directly from local residents is a crucial part of my job as representative,” said Runestad, R-White Lake Township. “I look forward to having discussions on state government and hearing ideas and concerns about what is happening at the state level. I encourage anyone who is interested to attend these monthly meetings.”Residents who cannot attend office hours are welcome to contact Runestad’s office at (517) 373-2616 or by email at JimRunestad@house.mi.gov. Categories: Runestad News 03Feb Rep. Runestad invites residents to monthly office hourslast_img read more

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