Scores of little ones joined the hunt in the Ladies Village Improvement Society’s garden for the Easter Bunny’s missing eggs on Saturday in East Hampton. The youngsters, many of them decked out in their Easter best — bowties, dresses, bonnets, and all — collected the eggs in baskets, finding small candies and prizes. Share
Two of the survivors of Chapecoense club from southern Brazil from the ill-fated plane that perished 71 of their mates are thanking God after returning home Brazil following being hospitalized in Colombia.According to the Sun, Left-back Alan Ruschel and defender Helio Neto were both released from the Colombian hospital where they have been recovering since the crash over two weeks ago.“God’s plans are greater than mine, so great that you can not imagine. Thanks to everyone for your love, strength, your prayers and positive thoughts.” Ruschel, 27, posted on social media, adding “We continue the fight and we will honour the ones that died. God, I ask you to comfort their relatives! God, thank you for the mercy in this miracle, the Lord is wonderful, Thank you!”Center-back Helio Neto, 31, has released a touching video via his father thanking “everyone for the help” after also returning safely to Brazil. Neto had no memory of the crash, he asked for the match score when he first regained consciousness.A journalist found the bible that Neto was reading moments before the crash. The bible was found with a bookmark inserted next to Psalm 63.
For every day that goes by without a word from Lionel Messi, a new rumour surfaces about his future with Barcelona.Messi hasn’t made any public statement since Barcelona’s 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals last week, putting in doubt his permanence with the struggling Catalan club. He had already shown his discontent earlier in the season, and the humiliation in Lisbon only made it worse. Messi, who has been with the Catalan club for nearly two decades, has a contract with Barcelona until the end of the 2020-21 season.There’s been speculation about Messi’s future from the moment the final whistle blew against Bayern. The doubts increased after a Catalan radio station, RAC1, claimed late Thursday that the Argentina great met with new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and said he sees himself “more out than in” the club at the moment. Messi allegedly told Koeman that his future was not clear and that he was not happy with the current situation in Barcelona. WORST CRISES Barcelona are enduring one of their worst crises, coming off their first trophyless season since 2007-08 and dealing with uncertainty about their own future. They went through a coaching change midseason and players – especially Messi – were outspoken about their dissatisfaction with club directors and their recent decisions.The radio station report made headlines across Spain. Barcelona admitted that the meeting was scheduled to happen but they did not release any details about the discussions. Club president Josep Bartomeu said he had only spoken with Messi’s father, who told him his son was frustrated and disappointed. The president downplayed the situation, though, saying he was not too concerned. Bartomeu has said all along he is confident that Messi will end his career with Barcelona, and that Messi himself has said this is his wish.But Koeman’s words during his official introduction weren’t so reassuring. The Dutchman said he “hoped” that Messi would stay, and that he wanted to hear directly from the player to know what was in his mind.“I want him to tell me what he is thinking,” Koeman said. “I don’t think I have to convince him. It would be wonderful to work with him because he wins you games.”Bartomeu had said Koeman’s project with the club was based on having Messi in the team.
15 May 2006Mindset Cabanga has installed satellite dishes, computers and television sets in 50 schools, bringing multimedia educational resources to children in four provinces.Mindset Network – the satellite television network responsible for the project – will deliver free primary school educational materials to selected schools in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Limpopo through satellite technology.Mindset Cabanga (isiZulu for “think” ) is aimed at improving mathematics, science and technology education in under-resourced schools.The project was officially launched by education minister Naledi Pandor at Riversands Primary on Friday.Pandor said it was her intention to use technology to respond to “many gaps in the education system.”“Technology is flexible, adaptable and potentially user friendly,” she said.“Cabanga resources offer a teacher improved competence and a child opportunities for self teaching,” she said.It is broadcast at various times to suit schools and also allows for home viewing. The first channel of the Mindset Network, Activate, broadcasts on DStv channel 82.Also at the launch was the United State’s acting ambassador Don Teitelbaum, as the project was funded by the Africa Education Initiative and USAID’s Global Development Alliance.Approximately R22 million was set aside for this initiative with additional funds coming from the private sector.Teitelbaum said that the quality educational resources to learners and educators offered by the project content’s could bridge years of neglect and literally leapfrog schools from resources scarce environment to exciting technological advance centres for learning.This project will also be launched in 20 primary schools in Kenya next year with the content provided in Swahili.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Om Malik, writing for NewTeeVee late last night, was not sold on the idea of Yahoo! bolstering its video destination.” Look at YouTubeÄôs history: it became popular because from the very beginning it didnÄôt try to be a destination, using viral distribution to get traction. Even today, peopleÄôs perception of YouTube is that it is not a destination. So far, video destination sites have not been a success.Look at it another way, Google tried to compete with YouTube with a strategy similar to YahooÄôs plan. It didnÄôt work, and they had to buy YouTube.”Om also wasn’t sold on the idea of adding video to Flickr. I’m not so sure that’s a good idea either. Flickr has been talking about adding video for almost 3 years now, but so far it hasn’t happened. My guess is the reason they haven’t pulled the trigger on video is that they aren’t sold internally on the idea. Flickr has a reputation as a high end photography site; one that attracts artistic photos more than vacation snapshots. That rep took a ding when Yahoo! began closing their Photos property a couple of months ago and encouraged users to migrate to Flickr (though killing off the overlap was something Yahoo! had to do, and I think they made the right choice to keep Flickr). Adding video might just tarnish Flickr further.That said, Yahoo! does own some pretty compelling video tools, namely Jumpcut. Jumpcut is a best of breed online video editor which could be integrated into a video offering letting people not only post and respond to video blogs, but also edit and remix them directly on the site. That’s something that YouTube is dabbling in with their Remixer app, but Jumpcut is currently a far superior offering.What do you think? Can Yahoo! make a legitimate run at YouTube or will their efforts be dead on arrival? Leave your thoughts below. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… josh catone 1 A report yesterday from Bloomberg says that Yahoo! is planning to revamp its online video offering by year’s end in an effort to compete with YouTube and MySpace TV. According to comScore, Yahoo! is actually third in the US in terms of total video streams, though their 4.6% market share is well off the pace set by Google (mostly via YouTube), which soundly dominates the online video space, serving more than 4.5 times as many videos each month as Yahoo!.Ari Levy at Bloomberg reports that Yahoo! plans to beef up its video offering with more content from media partners as well as users. Yahoo! also plans to add video to its popular photo sharing property, Flickr. “One of our strategies is to put video everywhere you are on the Internet,” Yahoo!’s general manager for video, Mike Folgner, told Bloomberg. “We’re going to build a much better destination for you to access all this different content.”Yahoo! already has deals in place with some compelling content partners including the Universal Music Group, and the EMI Group, as well as the Associated Press, CNN, Major League Baseball and the National Football League. These sort of major content deals can certainly help bring in the eyeballs — epsecially if any of them are exclusive deals — but what made YouTube a success was really the user generated video. Clips from television shows (especially late-night US comedies like the Daily Show, South Park, or Saturday Night Live) certainly drove a fair amount of YouTube traffic, but it was the ability for the site to turn anyone into a star and give ordinary people an outlet to share ideas, opinions, rants and converse with one another that truly made the site a success in my opinion. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
One thing the recession has done is fuel innovation by imposing financial constraints. The constraints have led to some dramatic market changes, in particular related to the rise of Lucene/Solr, the open-source search technology.As a result, it feels like we are the beginning of something. It’s like we are witnessing the emergence of a new search. I tweeted that today about Lucene Revolution, the conference I am attending here in Boston. It is reminiscent of 2003, when blogs gave rise to RSS, a format designed to help us make sense of the online content that had started to flow like never before.As RSS helped us make sense of information in 2003 so is Lucene/Solr helping make sense of data today. Big data is here to stay. It is increasingly fueling Web apps and is leading to new innovations in search, primarily in the open-source market. You see it here at Lucene Revolution. Twitter, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com and a host of others are discussing how the Web apps they have developed need Hadoop and Lucene/Solr to function properly for the apps to do what they want them to do.RSS in many ways served as the precursor to a new breed of syndication technologies and the modern Web app, which gave rise to the activity stream. It’s a river of news, a term coined by Dave Winer, one of the Web’s pioneering developers . Twitter came out of this wave, be it indirectly, through the creations by Evan Williams and his team. Williams started Pyra Labs, which gave rise to Blogger. After selling to Google, Williams became captivated by the next incarnation of RSS. That was podcasting, which never really took off in a big way but perhaps more importantly served as a catalyst for a new wave of innovation in media delivery. Odeo flopped but Twitter rose from its ashes. Twitter represented a new way to get news. It harnessed APIs like no other service had before. Developers embraced it. It marked a new wave, the app movement, which in turn has fueled the fast rise of social technologies. Text, pictures, videos are at the heart of these apps. The more we create, the more reason we give to developers to build new apps.In the midst of this, the financial markets collapsed and with it a spiraling economy. Suddenly, it made even more sense to develop your own apps. And here we are today. Budgets are still thin but the pipes are fat with content. So much so that we need new tools to make sense of it. What is coming from that is the start of something pretty significant. It’s the new search and it is helping us make sense of things.Sometimes it feels like 2003. Tags:#cloud#Trends Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd striker Mason Greenwood new record holderby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Mason Greenwood is a new record holder.Greenwood is now a United record-holder. In scoring against Astana, the attacker became United’s youngster-ever goalscorer in Europe. Marcus Rashford had previously set the record – when also playing in the Europa League, in 2016 – but it’s an accolade that now belongs to Greenwood, aged 17 years, 11 months and 353 days.As well as netting his first goal for the Reds, Greenwood was also selected as the Man of the Match.
Man Utd midfielder Scott McTominay: West Ham defeat sickeningby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Scott McTominay says Sunday’s loss to West Ham United was sickening.The Hammers easily dispatched United 2-0 at London Stadium.”It’s sickening when you come in and that’s the result,” he told MUTV. “It’s so tough to take and it’s difficult for all our fans as well who were unbelievable all game. Unfortunately we didn’t send them back with three points.”McTominay added that injuries to a number of players, including Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, was not an excuse for the loss.”It’s no excuse,” he said. “We have quality all over the squad and obviously some of the main players who play every week are injured, but so be it.”It’s a chance for young players to come in and make their mark and in the future we have to look to them and hopefully they can get some more game time because we need them. It’s not a time to drop your head.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Leicester boss Rodgers hits back at Maddison critics: Pure lies!by Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has defended James Maddison for playing poker after leaving the England camp with illness.Maddison was spotted on Friday evening in a casino during England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in the Czech Republic on Friday after illness ruled him out of the match.But Rodgers says Maddison has been portrayed in an unfair and false light by the press.”It was a difficult period for him, there is no doubt, because obviously what was portrayed in an article in the press was wasn’t quite how it was, which is not a big surprise,” Rodgers told a news conference.”The kid went away with the international team, he took ill whilst he was away. He wanted to stay, and hopefully be ready for the second game, but the England medical staff – and you can understand it, he’s got flu – they don’t want it to spread his team-mates. They decide that it’s best for him to to to leave the camp.”So he leaves. He gets some tablets with our guys here at the club. He feels better. He watches the game at home on his own on the Friday.”And he then goes out at half-time. Probably he’ll make better decisions in his life, but he went to a casino on his own, to sit and watch the second half by a poker table.”Now the suggestions are he left England purposely and then goes to casino – it’s totally not the case at all”But his eyes have been opened to the wider world now in terms of what he did. He knows in hindsight that he’s made a mistake.”But I want to reiterate, because this is a player I have seen (of) in the last few months various stories around his arrogance, around his mentality. They’re totally false.”I’m not sure where the stories are coming from, but it’s not what this boy’s about. He’s a very talented player, he has a belief in his ability. He is a wonderful personality on the field and he’s actually a really, really good boy off it.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say