Bulldogs 5th Grade Dirt Road League Team Successful Weekend

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs 5th Grade traveled to Greensburg Jr. High on Sunday to begin the Dirt Road Basketball League 18’-19’ campaign and defense of their title.  In game one the Bulldogs pulled away from the Greensburg Pirates in the early part of the 2nd half by using stifling defense and excellent passing to go on a 16-2 run and win going away 42-17.  Brayden Maple led the squad in scoring with 13, William Kuisel 8, Cayden Drake 6, Caleb Mohr 5, Landon Raver 4, Lincoln Garrett 4 and Owen Enneking 2.In game two the Bulldogs jumped all over North Decatur from the outset to win going away 47-7.  All players cracked the scoring column with Drake and Mohr leading the team with 8 each, Trenton Jordan 7, Raver 6, Kuisel 5, Maple 4, Garrett 4, Enneking 3 and Ethan Schneider 2.  The stifling team defense limited the Chargers to one made field goal.Yesterday’s beginning to DRBL followed up a very successful fall league in which the team participated in at Triton Central High School.  The youngsters went 9-1 in league play against competition around Central Indiana.The team (11-1) will be in action next Sunday, November 18th at Jac-Cen-Del High School where they will play Madison at 4:00 pm and Rising Sun at 5:00 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

Huge gorse fire putting houses under threat in West Donegal

first_imgA massive gorse fire is West Donegal is putting houses under threat.The fire, which is located between Loughanure and Annagry, started in the early hours of this morning.Five units of the Donegal Fire Service are currently tackling the blaze. Firemen are also digging trenches and dousing down the exterior of houses in a bid to divert the flames from dwellings.Dozens of locals are also supporting the fire services as entire communities battle to put out the fires.Among those battling the blaze is local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig.“It is very intense. As soon as the fire service get it under control the wind whips up the flames again. “The community response has been amazing but we are still in the middle of trying to bring this under control,” he said.It comes just days after two homes were destroyed two homes in Annagry.Huge gorse fire putting houses under threat in West Donegal was last modified: April 26th, 2019 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:AnnagryfiregorseLouaghnuretendersWest Donegallast_img read more

The Real-Time Web: A Primer, Part 2

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts guest author 1center_img Tags:#Features#Real-Time Web#web This is part 2 of a three-part series on the fundamental characteristics of the real-time Web.In part 1 we looked at how the real-time Web is a new form of communication and creates a new body of content. The immediacy of the Twitter channel is a third fundamental characteristic of the real-time Web and one of its prime currencies, not surprising given the name of the space. Because of demand within the eco-system, quite a bit of effort is being made on storing, slicing, dicing, and disseminating information as quickly as possible. The fundamental implication of this activity (without any explicit markers being laid down) is that the velocity of information within the Web data system has just increased by an order of magnitude.The pipes are moving data at the same rate: the speed of your data connection has not changed (although it is getting faster because of an independent effort by cable companies, telcos, and the like). What has changed is the flow of data from machine to machine on the Web and the processing that happens as information makes its way to users. Companies are making use of data that takes seconds to be published to the Web, as opposed to hours or minutes. Years ago, pages might have been crawled by search engines daily. With the advent of RSS, new posts would flow through the system within hours. With Twitter, the flow is propagated from company to company to user in real time.As Eric Marcoullier of Gnip Central points out, this is not unlike how stock and options trading has been conducted for years, where micro-seconds in receiving and processing data make a difference in gaining competitive advantage. The difference here is that, instead of real-time trading data, we have real-time social Web data: data from individuals and companies about events, theories, products, people, articles, videos, and other things and ideas, all getting passed around and publicly available.This facet of the real-time stream is having a profound impact on the infrastructure of the Web. New storage and retrieval methods are being developed to overcome the time lags of writing not just to disks but to traditional databases. Adaptations to traditional structured query languages are being made to index items directly from the stream. Search engines and search capabilities are being modified to make use of real-time inputs to influence the search results. This isn’t just a Twitter effect. This is an effect across all uses of the Web, because the expectation of access to real-time information is now permeating all websites and the infrastructure of the Web itself.Unintended ConsequencesThe use of and overlay of real-time commentary and reaction with news and events is bound to have many useful benefits, as well as interesting and perhaps adverse side effects. Several news outlets have been quick to point out how a mob mentality can take hold when opinions on emotionally charged topics are instantly disseminated. Additionally, many attribute the severity of the 1987 stock crash to the lack of regulators that prevented automated systems from reacting to ongoing market conditions through an integrated loop of feedback. Even now, 20+ years later, unintended and unforeseen events continue to happen when derivatives and automation come into play.For those prone to theorize, there are many fascinating questions to ponder. For example, the uncertainty principles states that the position and velocity of an atomic particle becomes less certain as that of another becomes more certain. If the analogy holds true, then does the veracity or truthfulness of news become less certain as the velocity of interest becomes more measurable. Likewise, what effects will the integration of the real-time stream have on the outcome of events, and how can conditions be influenced to ensure specific outcomes.Public Conversations with Explicit Social Graphs AttachedAnother characteristic of the real-time Web is that, unlike other real-time communication streams such as instant messaging, email, and the telephone, it is largely public. Also unlike these other channels, conversations within the real-time stream carry with them an explicit social graph. The audience of someone who publishes information on the real-time Web is not unknown, as might be the case in the blogging world. Each person (or company or organization) communicating on Twitter has followers, who in turn themselves have followers. Each message thus has a social graph attached to it, as does each echo or retweet of that message. Messages and message flow are for public consumption.These social graphs also contain a fair amount of information identifying each user within the graph. The majority of Twitter profiles include a name, website, and short description. Additionally, third-party directories contain self-tagged categories, roles, interests, and specialties. (Profiles are identifiable because followers need enough information to be able to identify users within the public space.)So many people and companies are interested in developing on top of the Twitter platform (and for the real-time Web in general) because of these characteristics (i.e. the openness of the channel, the availability of rich meta data, and the explicitness of the social graph) as well as the value derived from the content and interactivity. The value they get is in being able to monitor these streams and produce derivative value for Twitter users and news organizations, brands, retailers, organizations, politicians, and others who have an interest in what’s being said, who hears it, what they do with it, and what others do with that.In a strange twist, unlike the unregulated derivatives markets on Wall Street, which have run into skepticism and calls for greater regulation, the derivatives markets in technology and social Web circles operate freely and are booming.Social Graphs, Reputation, and TrustSocial graphs provide mechanisms by which to infer reputation and trust. Because the graphs of followers on Twitter are public, Twitter and third parties can employ algorithms to identify which profiles are legitimate and which are spam or cons.Algorithms based on the page-ranking algorithms that Google uses, for example, can be used to rate users not just on the number of their followers but also on the strength of their followers. It’s almost a given that Twitter and other players in this space will have serious challenges in dealing with spammers and other disreputable users, but public social graphs are a great advantage in defending against these threats.Read part 1 of this series, and stay tuned for part 3.Guest author: Ken Fromm is a serial entrepreneur who has been active during both the Internet and Web 2.0 innovation cycles. He co-founded two companies, Vivid Studios, one of the first interactive agencies, and Loomia, one of the top recommendation, discovery, and personalization companies. He has worked at the leading edge of recommendations and personalization, interactive development, e-commerce and online advertising, semantic technologies and information interoperability, digital publishing, and digital telephony. He is currently advising a number of startups and looking at the next big thing in Web 3.0. He can be found on Twitter at @frommww. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Pawar should brace himself for more shocks: Chandrakant Patil

first_imgNationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar should brace himself for more political shocks in the coming days, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Maharashtra unit president Chandrakant Patil said on Friday, dismissing Mr. Pawar’s claims of the ruling party using investigative agencies to hound and poach leaders from the NCP and Congress.Hinting that the NCP and Congress would witness another exodus by important leaders in the coming days, he said there was no question of the BJP deploying ‘terror tactics’ to break the Opposition.Mr. Patil said there was no reason to doubt any rift between the BJP and Shiv Sena. “Even if the BJP has the capacity to win 200 Assembly seats on its own, we will still jointly contest the elections in alliance with the Sena,” he said. An agreeable seat-sharing arrangement would be worked out with the Sena come what may, he said.‘Not desperate’“The Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department authorities prepare themselves well before commencing raids and searches… So, where is the question of the BJP influencing them? Today, the BJP has more than 1.5 crore members, the maximum membership that any political party has in Maharashtra. We are hardly desperate for any leaders or party workers from the Opposition. Members of the Opposition who are demoralised by their leadership are joining us in droves,” Mr. Patil said.He wondered if the NCP chief had himself not resorted to such tactics (misusing probe agencies) to bring in leaders like Chhagan Bhujbal and Narayan Rane, both formerly with the Sena, into the NCP-Congress fold.Mr. Patil also dismissed suggestions of BJP loyalists being ignored in lieu of incoming defectors from the NCP and the Congress. “We are carefully sifting those interested in joining our party and are taking only those leaders who have proved themselves with their work and expertise. With the exception of former Congressman Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, all members of the State Cabinet are BJP old-timers or allies,” he said. The BJP State chief also quashed speculation of him being perceived as a contender for the chief ministerial post. The party had decided that all decisions pertaining to the elections would be taken only by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, he said.last_img read more

Foton leads Grand Prix opening playdate

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With head coach Sherwin Meneses calling the shots, the Lifesavers made it to the semifinals before losing to powerhouse F2 Logistics.“Our confidence is high,” said Meneses, who will parade open spiker Nikolle del Rio of Brazil and middle blocker Kseniya Kocyvit of Azerbaijan.“As much as possible, we want to give our local players a lot of opportunities in the Grand Prix. That’s why we tapped a middle blocker and an open spiker as imports. We want to reward our locals for a job well done in the previous conference.”Sta. Lucia will be led by American imports Molly Lohman and Casey Schoenlein and will field new players in former Adamson ace Amanda Villanueva and Ateneo libero Rio Lo.ADVERTISEMENT There’s going to be a marching band. An LGBTQ group will also lend its support. And then a parade of the eight teams from Oranbo Barangay Hall in Pasig City to nearby Ynares Sports Arena, where the opening games will be held.When the opening fiesta dies down, two-time champion Foton will highlight a doubleheader as the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix fires off on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT ALA Boxing urged to speak upcenter_img View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The Tornadoes will challenge an overhauled United Volleyball Club (UVC) side at 4 p.m., which will be followed by the showdown between Generika-Ayala and Sta. Lucia.Foton will still be without sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat, who are playing as imports in Japan, but will remain a force to be reckoned with due to the addition of imports Selime Ilyasoglu of Turkey and American Courtney Felinski.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUVC, formerly Cocolife, had a recruiting spree in the off-season, netting Filipino-American setter Alohi Robins-Hardy and Kiwi Amy Ahomiro and American imports Tai Manu-Olevao and Yasmeen Bedart-Ghani.Generika-Ayala, meanwhile, hopes to build on its impressive run in the All-Filipino Conference. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Citing a Natural Brand Extension Saveur Launches a Wine Club

first_img “To be honest, it’s really just another way to connect with our audience,” Gregory Gatto, VP and publishing director for the Bonnier Lifestyle Group, tells Folio:. “We know from our research that they’re really interested in this.” Saveur wants to be your new sommelier. The Bonnier-owned food, wine, and travel magazine announced its entry into the membership club game with the launch of “Saveur Selects,” a curated, globally-sourced wine club in partnership with California-based winery and importer Terravant Wine Company. For $74.99 per shipment, members will receive four bottles of wine selected by Saveur’s editors, six times per year. Far more than simply an additional revenue stream to bolster the brand’s bottom line, however, the wine club is seen as a natural fit for Saveur and an added touchpoint for the brand that aims to position itself as an authority on taste. While other publishers may offer wine clubs at varying price points or with higher frequency, Saveur’s offering is intended to leverage the knowledge of its editors — and Terravant’s experts around the globe — who already aim not only to discover, but to tell stories about compelling cuisines and the cultures behind them as part of their day-to-day jobs. A major feature in Saveur’s October/November issue, for example, reveals the origins of the world’s oldest known winery, a 6,100-year-old site discovered in an Armenian cave in 2007.  “Our audience certainly appreciates wine, but I don’t feel like we are crushed by pretension,” Gatto continues. “Obviously, in the club, these wines are discounted. We didn’t want to make it out of reach for everybody. We’re going to be pushing people to try something new. It might be something outside of their comfort zone, and I think people are less likely to do that if its cost prohibitive.”center_img “It’s not just about the trendy thing right now, but the people, the place the culture,” says Gatto. “Our coverage of wine is also like that. People really like the discovery aspect of our coverage. We want to find these little cult gems that are out there.” Only a few weeks in, it’s too early to tell the extent to which Saveur’s audience will embrace “Saveur Selects,” but Gatto is optimistic that the club’s competetive price point will provide a large enough tent for the brand’s mostly affluent, Gen-Y audience. Forging new connections with readers off the printed page (or smartphone) is imperative, says Gatto, who emphasizes the vital role of editorial curation in the selections — giving members the same sense of discovery provided by Saveur’s content and pushing them to step outside of their comfort zones. Each shipment will include tasting notes, recipe pairings, and, most importantly, stories around the people, culture, and history from which each bottle is sourced. New members can receive the first shipment, two bottles each of a 2014 Petite Sirah from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and a 2015 Gewüerztraminer from Washington, up until the second shipment is released in November.last_img read more

DJ Khaled Unleashes Top Off With Beyoncé JayZ Future

first_img Facebook News Twitter DJ Khaled Unleashes “Top Off” With Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Future DJ Khaled Is Back With All-Star “Top Off” dj-khaled-unleashes-top-beyonc%C3%A9-jay-z-future Email New drop “Top Off” brings the “We The Best” warmth of spring as Beyoncé, Future and Jay-Z join DJ Khaled to heat things up Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 2, 2018 – 4:52 pm DJ Khaled has done it again as the first single from his upcoming Father Of Asahd album, “Top Off,” arrived March 2, with Jay-Z setting things off, Beyoncé impressive as ever and Future bringing juice to the track’s sticky chorus.This is DJ Khaled’s second collaboration with the first family of music. Beyoncé and Jay-Z were previously featured on the 2017 single, “Shining.” And of course, DJ Khaled helped make summer 2017 special with “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. His growing reputation as collab-maker has long shined, and the power of his knack brought them to the GRAMMY stage for the 60th GRAMMY Awards where he called out the haters who told him he’d never get there.While there’s still no word on a release date for Father Of Ashad, “Top Off” gives fans something to look forward to in the meantime.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

Hong Kong property giant defies the odds

first_imgHong Kong property giant defies the odds2.9K viewsHong Kong property giant defies the odds2.9K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Hong Kong property giant defies the odds2.9K viewsBusinessBack from the brink of having its reputation dragged through the mud, Hong Kong’s largest property developer still looks shiny to investors. Sun Hung Kai Properties owns quite a bit of Hong Kong’sVentuno Web Player 4.50Back from the brink of having its reputation dragged through the mud, Hong Kong’s largest property developer still looks shiny to investors. Sun Hung Kai Properties owns quite a bit of Hong Kong’slast_img read more

Amazon plans to buy Uber Eats India business as food delivery action

first_img Amazon Cancels New York Headquarters Plans After Fierce Local Opposition Amazon logoReutersAmazon India is planning to add the India business of Uber Eats to its acquisition cart. Amazon has been competing with top food delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato to step into the food delivery business.According to Business Today, the US e-commerce platform is trying to get into the food delivery business seeing the rising trend of digital food catering services in India. The company also aims to attract more users for the prime membership through the acquisition.The company reckons that it can pull in more traffic to its Prime app by acquiring the food delivery business. The addition of food delivery service to the Prime app will help Amazon add daily users and boost the per-day transactions through Amazon Pay app.  Uber EatsREUTERS/Mariana BazoUber Eats is considering a valuation of $300 million. There have been rumours that Swiggy is also in the fray for Uber Eats but it has reportedly run into issues of overvaluation and other concerns.UberEats has been in stiff competition with Swiggy and Zomato and has been enjoying immense client loyalty. Swiggy has been trying to expand its business by stepping into the grocery delivery vertical whereas Zomato is expanding into dining services in exquisite restaurants, pubs and cafes. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:56Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:55?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close The industry estimate reported by BT states that UberEats was lagging in its popularity as it served only about 2 lakh orders a day compared with about 8 lakh and 6.50 lakh orders delivered by Swiggy and Zomato, respectively.last_img read more

11 killed as train hits microbus carrying bridal party

first_imgSirajganjAs many as 11 people were killed and four others injured as a train smashed a microbus carrying a bridal party at an open level crossing at Panchakohsi in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj on Monday evening.The incident took place around 7:00pm on Monday at the level crossing when 14 people of the bridal party were returning home from Gucchagram village of Ullapara upazila to Sadar upazila of the district after a wedding ceremony there.The deceased are Sirajganj Sadar upazila’s bridegroom Rajan Ahmed, 22, bride Sumaiya Khatun, 21, wife of the bride’s brother Momta Begum, 32, Rajan’s relatives — Shariful Islam, 36, Abdul Momin, 32, Bhasa, 65, Ahad, 25, Tutul, 20, Khokon Mia, 21 and driver of the microbus Shwadhin Sheikh, 28. Also, a child, whose identity could not be known as yet, was killed in the incident.Chairman of local Solop union parishad Shawkat Hossain said that Dhaka bound Padma Express train hit the microbus around 7:00pm yesterday (Monday).The microbus bus was hit at Solop Haatkhola area while it was heading towards from Ullapara to Sadar upazila of Sirajganj district, he added.Bangladesh Railway’s deputy assistant engineer Ashraful Islam said an investigation committee was formed.The committee has been asked to submit a report in this regard within seven days, he added.last_img read more