Police in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) are investigating the murder of an East Bank Demerara (EBD) carpenter whose body was dumped in a gutter outside the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Dead is 28-year-old Shafiyq Forrester of Lot 197 Sarran Street, Grove Squatting Area, EBD.According to Public Relations Officer, Jairam Ramlakhan, Forrester’s body was discovered in a drain outside the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts about 07:00h on Sunday. His body was subsequently identified by relatives.While details surrounding Forrester’s death are unclear, a post-mortem examination conducted on Wednesday morning by State Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh revealed that the father, who was soon to be a father, died from asphyxiation due to drowning, compounded by compression injuries to the neckDead: Shafiyq Forresterand blunt trauma to the head.The Police said a ‘person of interest’ is currently being sought for questioning into the carpenter’s death.Meanwhile, relatives of the now dead man were too distraught to speak in detail with reporters but managed to relate that Forrester was last seen on Saturday. Guyana Times understands that after the man did not return home that night, they became worried and begun to search for him on Sunday morning.Forrester leaves to morn his wife of one year, who is currently five months pregnant with their first child.
Now 42, Potter led Ostersunds — created in October 1996 when three local clubs (Ope IF, IFK Ostersund, Ostersund/Torvalla FF) merged — to the Swedish Cup last season, having taken the side from the Swedish fourth division to the top flight in six seasons.Far from being intimidated, Ostersunds seemed ecstatic with the draw, their English manager freely admitting his outfit would not be favourites against Wenger’s Arsenal, currently sitting fifth in the Premier League.“I think it’s really cool to go home to England and meet one of the best teams in the Premier League,” said Potter, who first signed for Ostersunds in 2010.“Now we are really underdogs,” he added in a report in Swedish on the club’s website.The club, who claimed a shock win over Galatasaray in the second qualifying round and then finished second in a group featuring Athletic Bilbao and Hertha Berlin after only losing one game, reported that Potter looked delighted as he and the club chairman realised who they had been drawn against.“Jubilation in Ostersund, OFK meet Arsenal in the next round,” the club said on Twitter.Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic face Roberto Mancini’s ambitious Zenit St Petersburg, who beat Rangers in the 2008 UEFA Cup final.“It’s never easy playing in Russia,” Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham tweeted.Celtic dropped out of the Champions League, as did Napoli and RB Leipzig, who will meet each other in what appears to be the toughest draw of the round.Lyon, who are desperate to get to the final which will be played at their own stadium, will face Villarreal, while AC Milan will face Ludogorets of Bulgaria.The first legs will be played on Thursday, February 15, with the return matches a week later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ostersunds’ Nigerian forward Alhaji Gero (L) celebrates scoring with Iranian midfielder Saman Ghoddos during the Europa League group F match against Athletic Bilbao in Ostersund, Sweden on October 18, 2017 © TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP/File / Robert HENRIKSSONNYON, Switzerland, Dec 11 – Arsenal’s hopes of Europa League glory will be tested in the last 32 by Swedish minnows Ostersunds, ironically coached by the only English manager left in European competition and founded in the same month Arsene Wenger took over the Gunners.In the draw made Monday, the Gunners were pitched against the central Swedish club coached by Graham Potter, who played for Southampton in the Premier League as part of a long career that saw him win one under-21 England cap and make 307 Football League appearances.
Michael Margey, Head of School of Business LYIT with Shane Magee, Operations Manager at Errigal Seafood and Sarah Meehan who works with Donegal Tourism. Photo Clive Wasson.It’s the old chestnut that has weighed down graduates over the years.You can’t get experience without a job and you can’t get a job without experience.But now the Letterkenny Institute of Technology is proving it may have just the solution. The LYIT’s postgraduate programmes in business have a strong track record for graduate employment and all include a mentored work placement.That means, the student not only gets to experience a real work environment but they can also bring genuine business expertise to the employer. It’s proven to be a real asset when it comes to offering employers that all-important experience.Furthermore the most recent LYIT Graduate Survey (2013) shows that having a postgraduate qualification gives a significant boost to securing employment, nearly double the level for undergraduate, where 79% of students on business postgraduate programmes secured employment.Michael Margey Head of School of Business explains, “It’s the old chestnut. Employers want a proven track record and graduates need to gain experience. When our graduates go out in the field and demonstrate the value they can bring to an organization, it’s a valuable exchange for both student and employer. In many cases there’s a connection between the companies that postgrads are placed with and students gaining employment. There’s no doubt that overall, the work placement is a huge boost to helping postgrads secure jobs.” He continues, “The MSc in Marketing Practice at the Business School is a 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time course which aims to grow complementary marketing competencies, alongside the graduate’s primary business skills. The curriculum reflects the skills’ deficits identified in the labour market and aims to equip graduates with essential tools to secure employment.” The most recent Forfas Future Skills Report (2014) points to the fact, marketing related skills are very much in demand for organizations to grow and win business, and are currently in short supply. Marketing plays a key role in driving trade and export performance, managing data and social media campaigns, and in driving the competitive consumer goods sector.Shane Magee is Operations Manager at Errigal Seafood, a successful Donegal company located in Carrick which exports shellfish to mainland Europe and as far away as South Korea and Japan. He studied the MSc in Marketing at LYIT and did work placement with Errigal.“The work experience you get on the course, money can’t buy.” He says, “You get the opportunity to put theory into practice and really understand how a company operates and understand the many challenges faced by companies operating in today’s challenging environment. So the result is, employers get a chance to see the value of marketing first hand and how it can benefit their company directly. It’s all about delivering results and showing what you can offer to the company, to make a job for yourself.”In addition he continues, “It’s a great advantage studying the postgrad in Marketing at LYIT since you build up a strong network of people including lecturers, who are a valuable resource, long after you’re finished. Marketing makes you understand the product and who buys it. The marketing audit you conduct whilst on placement covers many aspects of the company and gives you a grasp of its products, markets and customers. I have no doubt the work placement helped me secure the job with Errigal after my studies.”Shane says he feels he benefited much more by being placed with a local company. “Errigal Seafood celebrates 52 years in business this year, employing local people and sourcing a local product which has continuously adapted to supply new markets. That sort of longevity doesn’t happen by accident. There’s a very knowledgeable and committed team here, I am fortunate to have been able learn from them.”Sarah Meehan who works with Donegal Tourism delivering marketing, says the MSc helped to build her confidence. Sarah also mentors and trains micro-businesses in the North West and NI.“It’s a great investment of your time,” she says, “the MSc in Marketing at LYIT is a brilliant course, very practical, which suited me. You get a real glimpse of business issues and how to solve them. The work placement gives you a chance to apply what you’ve learned but also make yourself invaluable to the employer.”“I also believe the Masters has given me tremendous credibility. I can’t rate it highly enough and the lecturers are excellent and really tuned in. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in marketing and business in general.” LYIT has also recently launched a new ‘Pushing Boundaries’ scholarship scheme which aims to increase access to higher education and postgraduate studies. LYIT is offering up to 30 Masters scholarships if you have the talent, the drive and the initiative to complete your studies. The scholarships have been designed for those students who are in receipt of no other form of financial assistance to study from a grant awarding body. To find out more about the MSc in Marketing Practice and the ‘Pushing Boundraries’ Scholarship scheme, visit lyit.ie, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Rory McMorrow, School of Business Administrator 074 9186211.LYIT MASTERS IN MARKETING IS CRACKING THE ‘EXPERIENCE’ NUT! was last modified: July 8th, 2014 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:donegalexperiencegraduatesLYITMarketing
“I don’t think anybody’s really thinking about last season as it pertains to this team,” Bryant said Monday. “What we try to do is focus on the daily improvements. And tomorrow is another step in that direction.” The Lakers will play the Warriors, who finished with an identical 34-48 record last season and have similar playoff aspirations, again Wednesday before returning to Los Angeles. On the list, meanwhile, of things he hoped to get accomplished, Jackson listed showing the crowd a good time and seeing a semblance of team play. He had not settled on a starting lineup and added that he would just as soon start the preseason a full two weeks after opening training camp. Jackson also was asked if tonight’s game would be of personal significance, coming 16 months after he walked off the court at The Palace of Auburn Hills following the Lakers’ NBA Finals loss to the Detroit Pistons. “Not particularly,” Jackson answered. He went on to joke about probably losing more exhibition games than any coach in league history, a lack of emphasis on the preseason that hasn’t changed despite now having one of the youngest teams of his career. Perhaps the biggest change from last season will be the structure the Lakers have adopted on offense and defense. They have devoted seven days of training camp not only to learning the intricacies of Jackson’s triangle offense but also the most basic elements of how to throw a pass and how to cut to the basket. “I think one of the biggest things we’ve done is start over from the beginning,” Mihm said. “When you do that and get structure like that, guys know what they’re supposed to do and you have accountability.” The Lakers also will get the chance to show fans a new look on defense, where they will try to use their youth and pressure teams more than in the past. “They haven’t seen us do that, really, ever, as far getting after teams and trying to dog them for lengths at a time,” Bryant said. The Lakers’ two biggest summer acquisitions, Brown and guard Aaron McKie, will make their debut tonight. So should Lamar Odom in his new role as a point forward. Odom said he hoped to play even as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery. On the air: Even though KCAL Channel 9 and FSN West both passed on broadcasting the game, fans will be able to watch tonight through an arrangement the Lakers and NBA made with DirecTV, Dish Network and cable systems with iN DEMAND pay-per-view. The game will be broadcast free to such customers in Southern California, though the feed will come from the Warriors’ broadcast on FSN Bay Area. Wednesday’s game will not be televised, but both games can be heard on XTRA 570-AM. Injury report: Rookie center Andrew Bynum will not play tonight and is making slow progress in his return from an abdominal strain. Yet Jackson did not seem overly concerned, saying that now is the time for the Lakers to address any physical problems Bynum has. “We have to remember that this guy’s grown about six inches in the last two years,” Jackson added. Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That is, of course, unless Kwame Brown or Chris Mihm feels the need to follow up a blocked shot by yelling about getting paid – as O’Neal did – within earshot of owner Jerry Buss. If nothing else, tonight’s game will give fans their first chance to see Kobe Bryant and coach Phil Jackson together again as well as watch the Lakers start the climb back toward respectability, after missing the playoffs last season for the first time in 11 years. HONOLULU – The last time the Lakers played an exhibition game in Hawaii two years ago, Shaquille O’Neal gave voice to one very public contract demand while Kobe Bryant boarded a plane bound for a preliminary hearing in Eagle, Colo. Suffice it to say, the greatest soap opera in sports will be far less of a spectacle tonight as the Lakers play their preseason opener against the Golden State Warriors.
Following on from two public consultation events held in Fahan and Derry in June, when almost 300 people attended, the submission deadline for feedback on Route 1, Buncrana to Derry, has been extended to Friday 31 August 2018.The Buncrana to Derry section is one of three routes being developed as part of the North West Greenway Network, along with Derry-Muff & Lifford-Strabane.On completion, the three routes will comprise 46.5 km of new cross-border greenway that will help reduce carbon emissions by encouraging commuters to leave their cars at home. The €18 million project is part-funded under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).Some of the crowd that attended the public consutation event in the Lough Swilly Yacht Club for Route 1, Derry – Buncrana greenway last month.Jonathan Henderson, Programme Manager for the North West Greenway Network said: ’We’ve extended the deadline due to the summer holiday period. The turnout at the public consultations was fantastic and it is great to see the desire and enthusiasm that people have for greenway development’. He continued: ‘Whilst there is significant support for the greenway project, we will strive to ensure that, no matter the preferred route selected, impact on those living in proximity to developed infrastructure will be minimised where possible.’The feedback form for Route 1 can be downloaded at www.nwgreenway.com. Additional information is available from Twitter @nwgreenway and Facebook @nwgreenway.Still time to have your say on the Greenway was last modified: July 30th, 2018 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:DerrydonegalNorthwest Greenway
John Hagel, perhaps best known for his book The Only Sustainable Edge, has been one of the leading strategic thinkers for decades. Recently, as Co-Chair of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, he unveiled the Shift Index. This is a fascinating way to look at the economy and goes well beyond the traditional GDP and employment measures. Have a strong cup of coffee before reading or listening to this interview. This is important for enterprises as they think about the big picture related to social media, changing demographics, and increased global competition. It is also valuable for enterprise software vendors as they seek to articulate the value of their products to these clients.The Interview and PDFThe interview is about 20 minutes, a good listen. If you want to do justice to this subject, read the PDF first as background, and then listen to the MP3. For the super-busy skimmer, we attempt to distill the essence below.Download the MP3.The Return on Asset BombshellThis is what caught our attention in the email — and is the reason we wanted to do this interview:“U.S. companies’ return-on-assets (ROA) have progressively dropped 75 percent from their 1965 levels despite rising labor productivity.”That is dramatic. If you had to select a single measure by which to judge the value delivered by a CEO, board, or management team, it would be return on assets. To quote from the Wikipedia entry:“The return on assets (ROA) percentage shows how profitable a company’s assets are in generating revenue. This number tells you what the company can do with what it has, i.e. how many dollars of earnings they derive from each dollar of assets they control.”And here is the bit that matters:“Return on assets is an indicator of how profitable a company is before leverage.”If you want to understand the financial meltdown that happened at the end of 2008, just think leverage, i.e. debt. Companies juiced up their earnings using leverage. They have been doing this more and more in the last 30 years.What happens when you take that away? You get the return on asset bombshell that the Shift Index reveals. It is like taking steroids away from an athlete and then saying, “Now, how fast can you run 100 meters?”Only a US and BigCo Problem?The massive ROA drop was measured across all public companies in the US since 1965.It would be very interesting to see the results for Europe and Asia. Would they be different? Has anyone run those numbers?Public companies tend to be large. We were interested in knowing whether this was simply a BigCo problem. Here at ReadWriteWeb, we report on startups and small companies. Our assumption for some time has been that an historic shift in power is taking place from BigCo to SmallCo, which can be explained by Coase’s Theorem.Now that we’ve seen huge companies, household names such as Lehman and GM, crumble before our eyes, thinking that BigCos are in serious trouble is no longer a radical idea. And as nature and economies abhor a vacuum, this must create opportunities for others. The question is whether this shift will be simply from some BigCos to others, as they out-compete each other, or a more fundamental shift from BigCos to SmallCos.We asked John Hagel about this, and he told us his view that the shift in power to smaller companies, even to free-agent individuals, is a short-term trend and that bigger companies will return to dominance once they figure out how to operate in this new environment. He told us that BigCos face a great challenge in part because:“They grew up and became successful in a different environment, where scalable efficiency was the way to generate and sustain economic value.”He goes on to explain that money follows talent and that large companies are having a hard time articulating to the most talented and creative individuals why they would be able to grow and prosper more within large institutions than as free agents or in small ventures. He believes that large companies will be able to make that transition. Clearly, given his role with Deloitte, which provides management consulting to large companies, he has to take that view. But he has also voted with his feet on this issue, by even joining a large company like Deloitte in the first place, when he was already a successful free-agent author and consultant.His fundamental message is that BigCos need to offer a rationale other than just scalable efficiency. This is consistent with Coase’s Theorem. His view is that this rationale will be “scalable learning.” Scalable learning sounds like it could become an over-used buzzword, but when you listen to him describe how companies build networks of partnerships that learn from each other, it comes alive.It certainly will resonate with anyone who has worked at a startup.The question is whether BigCos can learn to work like agile startups again. In other words, is it possible to teach elephants to dance?How Can Enterprise 2.0 Vendors Articulate Their Value in This Context?I asked John if he saw a day when more CTOs and CIOs would become CEOs, because really understanding systems and technology has become so essential for leaders. He was skeptical. In fact, John views the risk-averse nature of most CIOs as a big stumbling block.John pointed out that most companies have “only skimmed the surface” of opportunities to use social media to build richer knowledge networks that cross the firewall and connect with partners and customers. Indeed, he talked about the problem of how “most CIOs are tending to become extremely risk-averse.” He pointed out that CIO turn-over is increasing, and that the reason CIOs get fired is often because of some big operational blow-up. So, they avoid anything that puts current operations at risk. In doing so, they may be creating even bigger issues, as large companies miss opportunities to leverage social media to create new value.John’s advice to Enterprise 2.0 vendors is to become a lot better at articulating how their technology can build value and competitive advantage at scale. That is obviously easier said than done. But doing it is essential. The CIO will be motivated to look at operational risks only if the CEO tells him or her that the risks of ignoring them are greater.The Interview and PDFDownload the MP3 and PDF. 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jolie odell Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Long have we waited the day when ReadWriteWeb writers would have a reason to post a space-related geekout. We are pleased to tell you that the Internet has come to the International Space Station, and thus, we bring you the first installment of ReadWriteSpace.The down and dirty deets are as follows: 3Mbps up and 10Mbps down speeds via a KU-band satellite. According to our late-night, Twitter-powered research, this beats more than a few Earthlings’ connection speeds. To learn more about the hardware, servers, and how often the crew gets told to “just turn everything off then on again,” read on.To be fair, we copped this information from an interview NASA’s Tyson Tucker and Joey Crawford gave to CNET’s Mark Harris. These two were the first IT guys responsible for ensuring uptime on the International Space Station (ISS), humans’ first permanent outpost in the final frontier. They were not in the space station themselves, but rather in the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.Moving on to hardware, the space station houses 68 IBM ThinkPad A31 laptops and 32 Lenovo ThinkPad T61p laptops, one of which is a server. Between cabled routers and WiFi hotspots, our brethren in space have a few ways to connect to the Internet via their local network. Their connection also allows for limited video calls. But there are no iPods for astronauts – or relatively few, at least. The team reported that the crew don’t usually request to bring netbooks, gaming devices, or MP3 players aboard the ISS.The ISS crew is connected to the Internet indirectly. Data is run through the ISS server and through NASA. Email for the crew is updated three times a day.So, what happens when the system fails? Although the ISS crew is trained to respond to and repair common problems, the Houston ground crew maintains an exact duplicate of the space station’s network for extraordinary circumstances. When viruses infiltrate ISS machines, as they have in the past, the infected machines are quarantined; and from the notes we’ve read, hackers have not yet been able to affect ISS’s systems. Also, the ISS’s IT folks told CNET, “One thing that really impacts the crew’s day-to-day operations is if the file server itself fails. This forces them to reload the hard drive and re-establish all the network drives and all the apps. They actually have to get out the media and load the image to the hard drive… Over the last nine years, this has only happened twice.”We hope to bring you more news on the Internet as it applies to space, but we have reason to believe these updates may be sporadic. Stay tuned, live long, and prosper. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Twitter Needs to Expand Beyond 140 Characters to Continue GrowingI’m not minimizing the UX issues that Twitter will face when it expands beyond its core 140 character limit. But I do believe it’s just a matter of time before it widens the character limit. There’s no reason for Twitter to be constrained anymore, especially when the largest Internet using country on earth (China) already accommodates much longer tweets than are possible in English. Of course Twitter is banned in China and can only be used with software that routes around The Great Firewall, but still my point is valid.Twitter is a public real-time messaging service which has gone mainstream. While it needs to keep the essential spirit of short-form messaging going, there are ways to do that in the design without using a character limitation. If Twitter wants to continue its expansion into the mainstream, it needs to lose the 140-character limitation and just market itself as the world’s leading ‘real-time messaging service’. What do you think, will Twitter soon expand beyond 140 characters like TweetDeck did? Tags:#twitter#web richard macmanus Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos But that UX paradigm had already been challenged by the gradual increase in multimedia links. Many Twitter users now post links to photos, video, blog posts, Foursquare check-ins, Facebook updates, and much more. Users need to click to see that extra content. When Twitter launched its re-design in March last year, it adjusted to this increase of multimedia by enabling users of Twitter.com (still how the vast majority of people consume Twitter content) to view photos and video within Twitter’s website. It was a relatively small, but significant, step to lessen the burden of viewing multimedia content within Twitter. Third party clients like TweetDeck also allow users to view photos and video in a pop-up box inside the app. TweetDeck offers a similar functionality for Deck.ly messages that are longer than can be contained in a double cell. It pops up a box within the app, meaning that users don’t need to go outside of TweetDeck to view the content. It seems only a matter of time before Twitter enables users to view ‘long tweets’ within Twitter.com, in the same way that users can view videos and photos within the site.Will Twitter Producers Pollute Twitter With Long Tweets?While Twitter is positioning itself these days as more of a media consumption service, with the expectation that many more people read Twitter than write to it, the tone of the service will continue to be set by users who actively tweet. If Twitter drops the 140 character limitation, I think Twitter producers will adjust and only post longer tweets occasionally. Twitter will need to monitor that somehow, but – barring a drastic change in user behavior – Twitter users won’t stop producing short tweets just because long ones become available to them. They’ll use the long tweets sparingly, because they’ve been habituated into doing short tweets.As for new users, Twitter will need to effectively convey in their marketing that Twitter is ideal for short-form real-time messaging. Indeed without a character limitation, Twitter will actually be easier to promote to mainstream users. It will remove an extra barrier for people to start using Twitter.Other Languages Already Send Long Messages on TwitterAnother thing to consider that in some languages other than English, 140 characters allows for much longer updates than English users are used to. In Chinese for example, a 140 character tweet can produce a long message. Noted Chinese artist, human rights activist and Twitter user Ai Weiwei explained in March last year that even though Twitter has a 140-character limit, Twitter users in China can easily express in-depth thoughts because the Chinese language allows Twitter users to express 140 words on Twitter and not just 140 characters.Consider this tweet that Ai Weiwei wrote today. It easily fits in the 140 character limitation in Chinese, but the English translation is about 275 characters over that 140 character limit. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Is it the constraint of 140 characters per message that makes Twitter what it is? Or is Twitter now a broader, real-time messaging service that needn’t be constrained by a character limitation?The most prominent third party Twitter client, TweetDeck, recently introduced a “long post” feature called Deck.ly, which brings those questions to the fore. Deck.ly allows Twitter users to post messages longer than the traditional 140 character limit. In this post I’ll argue that Twitter itself will probably soon follow and expand beyond 140 characters. Indeed, it will need to if it’s to continue expanding into the mainstream.TweetDeck’s Deck.ly works as follows: if you post something in TweetDeck that is longer than 140 characters, other TweetDeck users will see the entire message in the app if it is not longer than “can be displayed in a double-height cell.” If it goes over that, TweetDeck users will see a ‘Read More’ link which when clicked, opens a pop-up box within TweetDeck. Meanwhile, in other third party Twitter clients and in the browser on Twitter.com, all Deck.ly messages will display in excerpted form with a link to the full message on a webpage.Twitter No Longer About Constraints This is clearly an experimental feature introduced by TweetDeck – indeed they’re still tweaking it. However I believe it’s a pointer to the future: Twitter will expand its self-imposed character limitation in order to make its service easier to understand for consumers.Real-time public messaging has become a huge trend over the past couple of years. Two services have come to dominate this trend: Facebook and Twitter. Facebook’s status updates are the backbone of its social networking service. But it’s been Twitter that has captured the imagination of media and public figures for real-time messaging. Partly that’s because Facebook is essentially a closed system and so you won’t see CNN or Kanye West’s status updates (for example) unless you’re inside Facebook’s website. However it’s also because Twitter had a limitation of 140 characters right from the start, a figure that made it necessary to compose short, to-the-point status updates. Twitter started out with ‘What are you doing?’ as its incentivizing message for users. In November 2009, it became ‘What’s happening?’. That helped broaden Twitter’s usage from “I’m eating breakfast” type messages to people tweeting about current news events, media they’re consuming, topics they’re interested in, and much more.That Extra Click: The User Experience IssueAs noted, TweetDeck’s new “long post” feature enables users to send messages longer than 140 characters. However there is a significant user experience issue with that, in that it often introduces an extra click for the user. A lot of Twitter’s beauty as a consumer of tweets is that you can scan a bunch of tweets in one go. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Want to play old school Nintendo games on your iPad? Download Google Play apps from foreign countries to your Galaxy Tab? If so, you’ll have to break the law. That’s because under new rules issued by the U.S. government, jailbreaking (or in the case of Android, rooting) tablets becomes a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Sunday, October 28. On Thursday, the Librarian of Congress issued its latest set of exemptions to the DMCA. By default, digital rights management (DRM) mechanisms cannot legally be flouted by consumers, but the DMCA allows the government to periodically define exemptions to this rule. In 2010, tinker-happy iPhone owners breathed a sigh of relief (and Steve Jobs likely just sighed) when it was ruled that jailbreaking smartphones was perfectly legal under the DMCA. This remains the case, but the updated list of exemptions explicitly excludes tablets, a category of devices that the government found to be too “broad and ill-defined” to allow their owners free reign when using them. So as of now, it is illegal to jailbreak an iPad or root a tablet running Android or any tablet-focused flavor of Windows. This Makes No SenseThe tablet exemption is a bit of a head scratcher. I’m free to jailbreak my iPhone and do as I please with it, but if I want to run the same jailbreak tool on a larger device running the same exact operating system, it’s against the law?Accessing Cydia on my iPhone 4 is cool, but doing it on a screen a few inches bigger? That’s illegal. Other than its size, the only significant difference between these two devices is that the iPhone makes and receives calls. The new rules also forbid personal copying of DVDs. And starting in January 2013, it will be illegal to unlock new smartphones for the purpose of switching carriers. Unlocking older handsets will continue to be fine. The whole thing illustrates what Ars Technica’s Timothy B. Lee calls “the fundamentally arbitrary nature of the DMCA’s exemption process.”Explains Lee: In order to convince the Librarian to allow DVD ripping in order to watch it on an iPad, a court would first need to rule that doing so falls under copyright’s fair use defense. To get such a ruling, someone would have to rip a DVD (or sell a DVD-ripping tool), get sued in court, and then convince a judge that DVD ripping is fair use. But in such a case, the courts would probably never reach the fair use question, because – absent an exemption from the Librarian of Congress- circumvention is illegal whether or not the underlying use of the work would be a fair use.Lee goes on to make the case that new rules surrounding DVD copying and eBook DRM don’t make sense either and suggests that perhaps DRM schemes should not be legally protected from tampering by default. His take is well worth a read. How Will This Impact iOS Jailbreaking? When the news broke, iOS jailbreak developer MuscleNerd expressed concern about it on Twitter. When I asked him for his perspective, he declined to comment because of potential legal repercussions. Suffice it to say that developers like him are less than thrilled about the new rules. It may cause them to be more be cautious about building new jailbreak tools for iOS. Tools like Absinthe and Redsn0w will continue to be able jailbreak iPhones, but may include some fine print about using them to to crack open iPads, if that functionality is available at all. Developers have not yet created an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6, but one is understood to be in the works. We’ll see if these new rules have any impact on what the jailbreak community comes up with. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Android#iPad#iPhone#jailbreaking#tablets john paul titlow
NAGPUR: Congress leaders and the family members of a farmer who committed suicide in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra last week — after naming Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his suicide note — have demanded that an FIR be filed against the Prime Minister.Prakash Prabhakar Mangavkar, a farmer from Titavi village in Ghatanji tehsil, killed himself on September 16. He had reportedly written the words “Modi Sarkar” and “karjasathi atmahatya (suicide for debt)” on two leaves.He is survived by his wife and two children. His family demanded that Mr. Modi be booked when Congress leader Shivajirao Moghe visited them on Monday.Mangavkar’s family members told a local news channel on Monday that the farmer was “fed up” by the difficulties in filling the online application for the government’s loan waiver. “He was jubilant when Mr. Modi became the Prime Minister. He would say that now there is a leader who will stand up for farmers. But nothing happened, and he was feeling betrayed. Had Mr. Modi acted on his promises, our family would not have lost a life,” they said. Mr. Moghe told The Hindu their demand was absolutely correct. “When farmers committed suicide during our reign, Devendra Fadnavis would demand an FIR against our government. Now that a farmer has himself written the PM’s name in a suicide note, there should be an FIR against him. During the 2014 election campaign, the PM made 18 promises to farmers in Yavatmal. The farmers believed him, and voted for the BJP. Not a single promise has been fulfilled by the PM in the last three years.”Mr.Kishor Tiwari, head of the State government’s panel on farmers’ distress, however, said Mangavkar was under stress as his mini truck had hit a person and there was a complaint against him. He said that the farmer’s loan waiver application had been approved. “But it’s true that he wrote Mr. Modi’s name on a leaf,” Mr. Tiwari told The Hindu.Nana Patole, the BJP MP from Gondia-Bhandara, also visited Mangavkar’s family on Monday. “The government is taking every effort to stop farmers’ suicides. It is true that the online application process is complicated. I will brief the PM and the CM about this incident, as the people are now talking about booking the Prime Minister [for the suicide],” Mr.Patole told reporters.