first_imgChelsea youngster Josh McEachran is a target for Blackburn and Bolton, the Daily Mail report.Both clubs are said to be keen to take the 19-year-old midfielder on loan ahead of the start of the new season.The Mail also say Napoli are in discussions to sign Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles and that the Blues are preparing an improved offer for Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle.Chelsea were recently reported to have had a £16m bid for Schurrle rejected.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_imgA large wall dating from the time of Solomon is being announced by the news media (see PhysOrg, Live Science and Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs).  Archaeologist Eilat Mazar linked the structure, near the southeast end of the Temple Mount, to a Biblical passage in I Kings 3:1 that speaks of “until he (Solomon) had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.”  The wall is some 230 feet long and almost 20 feet high.  A large tower of carved stones was also identified, and possibly a chambered gatehouse.    Todd Bolen on Bible Places Blog issued some cautions for interpreting the find.  It’s not new, for instance; the area was excavated by Mazar and her father in 1986-1987 (see his second post on the story).  What is new is dating the structure to the time of Solomon based on pottery and jars found at the site.  The jars, with “to the king” inscriptions on them, are some of the largest ever found in Jerusalem.Even if this is not a “new” discovery, the re-dating of the wall earlier to the time of Solomon is significant.  Minimalist schools of archaeology have long argued that David and Solomon were small tribal clans in the Iron Age II and therefore could not have built the large cities ascribed to them.  The pictures show otherwise.  The construction is massive and sophisticated, suggesting a powerful kingdom was thriving, consistent with the Biblical account (see also the Edom findings from 10/27/2008 and the Qeiyafa inscription from 01/07/2010).(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgrichard macmanus Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The first is the increasing amount of data being uploaded to the Web by governments, organizations and people. Much of this data is being structured using Semantic Web technologies like RDFa or microformats. In other words, it is categorized and encoded with meaning that machines can process. Recent examples include U.S. and U.K. government data, Best Buy’s store and product data and Facebook’s Open Graph.And then we have the Internet of Things: an evolving trend where real-world objects and ‘things’ are connected to the Internet via technologies such as sensors and RFID tags – everything from cars to houses to roads and more. The upshot is that the Web is about to experience a data explosion, as billions of sensors and other data input and output devices upload exabytes of new data to the Web.How do We Use This Data?If we add together social data from the likes of Facebook and Twitter, data from governments and businesses, and data from sensors and RFID, this is a huge amount of data. Most of it isn’t for “consuming.” Rather, the value of all of this new Web data will be in how it’s filtered, mixed together (“mashed up”) and personalized in new Web services – most of which haven’t yet been built. Adam Greenfield is one of the leading thinkers of the Internet of Things; I interviewed him earlier this year about his book called Everyware. Greenfield recently wrote a post describing a near future scenario for non-technical people using the Web. He posited a use case where his mother would be able to plan a train trip to see her son, by creating an “ad-hoc service” that tapped into the Web and utilized real-time data sources. In 2010, his mother would have to find and “read” several different applications in order to plot her travel schedule, and some of that information isn’t even currently on the Web. Greenfield envisions a near future where his mother can essentially “write” her requirements into her mobile or other device, and the Web will deliver a personalized schedule to “read.” You can view a diagram of Adam’s concept here (PDF).Don’t Think Social, Think DataSuccessful products in the Web 2.0 era had a strong social element: YouTube, MySpace and Flickr were a few relatively early examples. In the current era of the Web, which began to form in early 2009, the focus has shifted from social to data-driven software. Successful products of this era of the Web will be ones that filter, structure and personalize this vast amount of data coming onto the Web.So if I was an entrepreneur or developer wondering what to build for this era of the Web, I wouldn’t be thinking social. I’d be thinking: How can I use all of this data and build on top of it? There are incredible opportunities out there for you.This current era of the Web doesn’t have a name, which is probably a good sign! One thing is for sure though: It’s still a read/write Web – only now you’re reading and writing data from much more than just social services. You’re increasingly interacting with “things,” organizations, governments – virtually anything that can connect to the Web. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos This blog was founded in 2003 on the philosophy of a read/write Web – a Web in which people can create content as easily as they consume it. This trend eventually came to be known as Web 2.0 – although others preferred Social Web – and was popularized by activities like blogging and social networking. It would be easy to say that the ‘social’ element is still the primary part of today’s Web, since the popular products of this era enable you to say what’s on your mind (Facebook), what’s happening (Twitter), or where you are (Foursquare). All of these are mostly social activities. But more significantly, these and other products output data that will increasingly be used to build personalized services for you.The more data there is, the better Web services will be at delivering personal value to you. While part of this increase in data is coming from social data from the likes of Facebook and Twitter, much of it is coming from the Internet of Things and data uploaded by governments and organizations. In short: the read/write Web is now much more than the Social Web.How We Went Beyond SocialSo how did we arrive at a Web that is less about social and more about you?It’s not how much content you consume that is important, it’s about what you do with data.After the peak of Web 2.0, we (meaning all of us) began to get overwhelmed with the choice of content available. We thought we had to actually ‘read’ as much of that content as possible. So we watched YouTube, chatted on MySpace and Facebook, read blogs, followed lots of people on this new thing called Twitter, and so on. By the end of 2008, we were exhausted by all of this CONTENT. How could we possibly keep up?!In 2010, we’re still struggling to digest all of what social media throws at us. However, a shift has been happening since 2009 which alleviates the problem. We’ve begun to realize that it’s not how much content we consume that is important: it’s what we do with all of the social and other data available to us. The social is still important, but the resulting data is – slowly – becoming more important because it can be analyzed, filtered, mashed up and personalized.Structured Data & Internet of ThingsTwo relatively new trends are driving this change.If I was an entrepreneur or developer, I wouldn’t be thinking about social anymore. I’d be thinking: How can I use all of this data and build on top of it? Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Features#Internet of Things#Semantic Web#Social Web#Structured Data#Trends#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

first_imgmike melanson Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Another area we discussed involved one of my favorite Beluga features (which I think sets it apart from competitors like GroupMe), which is the location map. While this may be an app that is centered around groups, your friends’ locations are important. If four of you are chatting about where to meet up in 20 minutes, where you are right now is a pertinent piece of information. Connecting Beluga with a database of places could not only allow for the ability to discretely check in with services like Foursquare, Facebook Places or Gowalla, but also make it possible to directly link to more rich location data. Instead of just suggesting the restaurant at the corner of 5th and Market, what if you could link that restaurant name or location to a database entry containing reviews, contact information, hours and more. Or when you’re trying to figure out if you should go to the restaurant your friend is at or vice versa, what if each of your locations was directly linked to this information? With a system like this, integration is the name of the game and Beluga has an interesting vision for the next level of group messaging.We’re likely to see a new version (or three) of Beluga to come out before we get to SXSW in a couple of weeks and with it some new interface iterations. We got a sneak peek of what could be next for Beluga’s iPhone app and it includes an improved user interface, tabs for moving within the app (much like the Android app) and a “news stream” that, for now, shows you as friends join the service. This stream, however, is likely to become an integral part of Beluga as these potential third-party integrations become a reality. For now, I recommend going out and downloading Beluga for SXSW – after all, it did save my butt at CES. Where do you see group messaging going next? What would you change about apps like Beluga or GroupMe? Tags:#mobile#web center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology If you haven’t yet used Beluga, it’s a simple app for communicating with multiple people at once. You create a “pod” (Beluga’s name for a group) of people and each time one of you sends a message, everyone else gets it. It’s a bunch of custom-created group chat rooms. In these “pods”, you can not only share text but also pictures and locations. And not everyone even needs to have a smartphone, as the app accounts for your feature-phoned friends by sending them SMS instead of in-app content. Right now, Beluga is gearing up for SXSW, as are most startups, by trying to make sure everything is as good as it can be. But that’s not interesting. Let’s take a look at the interesting stuff – all the stuff that becomes possible when you have people organizing into small groups according to common backgrounds, interests, events and social circles. Starting with this basic platform, Beluga has a lot of potential. Even on the most basic level, the next steps could include the sharing of short video clips or even short sound bytes for a more “walkie talkie”-esque experience. But the vision certainly extends beyond that. What if, instead of having to create a pod for all of your friends that are going to a party, Beluga could take a look at your Facebook relationships and party invites and organically create pods accordingly? Or take an app like Hurricane Party, which centers around the idea of trying to bring people together on the fly. Currently, it only allows users to create parties and invite others, but what if you could take it to the next level and let those users communicate accordingly? The SXSW conference in Austin, Texas is just around the corner and this year’s battle, it seems, is group messaging. The blogosphere is abuzz with talk of apps like GroupMe and Beluga, two forerunners in the field, and yesterday we got to sit down with Beluga’s three founders and talk a little bit about what makes their group messaging app different from the others, their immediate plans for the future and where they see it going in the long run.For Lucy Zhang, Ben Davenport and John Perlow (Beluga’s trifecta of founding), group messaging is just the beginning. It’s a core that can only be enriched with features like rich locations, social network integration and multimedia capabilities. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

first_imgThis game, so far, is exactly what I expected to see. Two Big 12 lightweights exchanging turnovers blows with no semblance of an offense.“Offensively, he [Anthony Allen] is still a long ways away.” Umm…He’s a senior. Not much time left.No kidding….I leave my couch game tied at 8, go make two turkey and cheese sandwiches (with mustard) and make a protein shake, sit back down and game is still tied at 8. I didn’t time it, but it was a long while…Olivier may not be able to contribute much defensively, but his left hook is easy money.OSU may not be good at basketball, but somehow TCU may be worse.Turnovers continue to mount up….could be headed for a season high. Against the worst team in the league.Wait, are we the worst team in the league now? Kyle left me alone to watch the Little Monday blooodbath contest that was OSU-TCU in Fort Worth on Monday night, and Oklahoma State continued it’s offensive struggles in a completely lackluster road performance.Five thoughts on OSU’s loss to TCU. Here’s my notes from the game…. @Rcrauder @TheOkiePokie— Garin McClain (@gmatthewmac) February 9, 2016 When you realize you left the pizza rolls in the oven too long and there’s no food left in the fridge— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) February 9, 2016 Not sure if OSU’s defense has fallen apart in the second half, or TCU is just lighting them up. But sheesh….They’re out here looking like the Jayhawks.TCU owned their first double digit conference lead tonight…for the first time all season.Mitch Solomon fouled out for the 28th time this season. Gotta be a record. Final stat: 2 points, 5 fouls, 4 turnovers, 6 reb.The Jawun Evanless Cowboys may be the winless Cowboys….OSU outscored 44-31 in the second half…and a season high for turnovers. Not real good.The production from the frontcourt has been abysmal.Ending on this: If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Ford: “I thought we made a lot of tired mistakes out there that kept us from having any type of success.”— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) February 9, 2016last_img read more

first_imgMcGuirl, who has overseen the production launch of O, The Oprah Magazine, and the print processes and quality control of all Hearst titles including Food Network Magazine, has been integral in further testing for fully compliant PDFX4 files, which improves system and process times. Another initiative he finds important is to ”raise the awareness among the ad community about the importance of including the ISO 12647-7 Digital Control Strip on their supplied proofs for better print predictability.”VITAL STATS: Hearst Magazines’ manufacturing and production efficiencies have seen $1 million in realized savings from 2005-2006; since then, McGuirl says they have continued to see “significant savings” in their advancement of workflow technologies. In the early part of the decade, Hearst Magazines recognized the necessity of rebuilding its workflow.These new workflow implementations included assigning each magazine a digital imaging specialist, creating a color-managed environment, providing basic color-theory training for all of its art and production departments and analyzing each department’s workflow, along with other changes.William McGuirl, who has been with Hearst Magazines for more than 15 years, was key in implementing these upgrades, which ultimately resulted in a realized savings of $1 million within a year from when the 2005 efficiencies were put in place. When in 2006 McGuirl took over the role as director of quality assurance, he cites continued “significant savings” from these processes.Hearst Magazines was one of the forerunners to use a completely virtual K4 workflow for all of its titles to create post-production, press-ready digital files, has eliminated pre-media proofing. “Hearst is currently involved with virtual proofing and we are testing the waters with three printers: Quebecor World, Brown and Quad,” says McGuirl. The publisher hasn’t incurred huge costs by implementing the technology, he says.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 2pm to 4pm, in the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).March 10 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmFrom Sea To You Sea Glass PicturesGrateful TastesGrazing Platter BoardsHannah’s HerbalsKC Styles Jewelry & AccessoriesMa & Pa’s PicklesPolish Prince PierogisPurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTSweet Lydia’sAdditional Attractions:Kids Craft (Squishies) at the Kids TableBillerica Cat Care Coalition at Community TableLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday, September 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgRajasekhar in KalkiTwitterJeevitha has revealed that director Prashanth Varma’s upcoming Telugu film Kalki, which is slated for release on June 28, is a different mass entertainer which suits the image of her husband Rajasekhar.Kalki is produced by C Kalyan under his banner Happy Movies and presented by Shivani and Shivatmika. The maker, who recently completed its shoot, held a press meet on Monday to announce its release date. Addressing the media, Kalyan said, “Kalki is an out and out commercial potboiler. The trailer has received a tremendous response and the same will happen with the film once it releases.”Producer C Kalyan added, “Very soon, we will release the songs and also announce the pre-release event’s date. Music Director Shravan Bhardwaj has given good tunes and is composing a terrific background score. The post-production is on in full swing and Kalki will release on June 28.” Jeevitha with C Kalyan and Prashanth VarmaPR HandoutTalking about it, Jeevitha said, “Kalki is a different mass entertainer which suits the image of Rajasekhar perfectly. The film has created a superb buzz in social media and the trailer is already trending on YouTube. Director Prashanth Varma has showcased the film and Rajasekhar in a new style which all the fans and audience will love. Prashanth Varma’s stylish narration will be the highlight of the film.”Prashanth Varma is confident about its success. The director of Awe fame said, “Kalki is a superb thriller. The audience will love the film and enjoy it like an India-Pakistan cricket match. The thrills are an edge of the seat and C Kalyan has given me free hand on the budget which will show on the screen in a grand manner. The song “Horn Ok Please” sung by Lalitha Kavya will be out on Wednesday.” Kalki song Ok horn please posterPR HandoutBesides Dr Rajasekhar, Kalki features Adah Sharma, Nadhitha Shwetha, Poojita Ponnada, Scarlet Wilson, Rahul Ramakrishna, Nasser, Ashutosh Rana, Shiddu Jonnalagadda, Charan Deep in the important roles. The film has Dasaradhi Sivendra’s camera, Shravan Bhardwaj’s music, Nagendra’s art, Gautam Berusu’s editing and Naga Venkat and Robin-Subbu’s fights.last_img read more