first_imgGardai are investigating a bizarre incident during which two teenagers knocked on a house and threatened the owners with robbery and violence.The frightening ordeal happened on Saturday night last at a house at Ture in Muff on the Inishowen Peninsula.Two teenagers, aged between 16 and 17, knocked on the door of the house around 7pm and then forced their way into the home. Once inside the youths threw a laptop across the sitting room of the house and then threatened the people inside with violence.One of the young men was not wearing any clothing on the upper part of his body.The owner of the house managed to overpower the two youths before throwing them out of the house.Nobody was physically hurt during the ordeal but those in the house were left very shaken by the ordeal. It is understood the two young men were spotted earlier in the evening in Buncrana.Garda Sgt Charlene Anderson said the incident was very frightening for all concerned.“This was a horrendous ordeal for the people in this house to have their personal belongings thrown across the room and then threatened with violence.“We would appeal to anybody who knows about this crime to come forward and to help us with our enquiries,” she said.Shirtless man smashed up house and threatened owners during burglary was last modified: October 10th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe story of the 96 Cattle Company in the California Cattlemen’s Association Centennial Celebration coffee table book was included among the 106 ranch and business histories. Interesting how Hazel’s great-grandfather gave each of his children a ranch.Issac McKenzie came from Nova Scotia in 1869 to Northern California. He went to work for the Sierra Lumber Company in Lyonsville. He acted as camp boss during the time ox teams were used for skidding logs. In 1875, he married Lucy Turner and they …last_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 2010, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) Board of Trustees initiated an award nomination program to recognize outstanding accomplishments made by sheep farmers as well as people who are associated with the Ohio sheep industry. Nominations for these awards can only be submitted by OSIA members and must be received by June 1, 2017.Award recipients will be honored at the 2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium. If you would like to nominate someone for any of these awards, please contact the OSIA Office at 614-246-8299 or [email protected] for an application. Award applications are posted at www.ohiosheep.org.Nominations are being accepted for the following categories. Information and requirements regarding these awards will be available with the award application:Charles Boyles Master Shepherd AwardFriend of the Ohio Sheep Industry AwardDistinguished Service AwardEnvironmental Stewardship Awardlast_img read more

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img As we’ve said before, consolidation is a watch-word for 2011. Every week we’re seeing acquisitions in the cloud, data analysis and enterprise social software market. We’ve already covered one of this week’s biggest announcements: RIM’s acquisition of Gist. Here are three more acquisitions worth taking note of.HP Acquires VerticaThis is likely the biggest acquisition of the week. HP announced it would purchase enterprise data warehousing vendor Vertica Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Last month HP killed off its previous data warehousing product line Neoview, though it had been neglecting it for some time. Some observers wrote that HP had given up on the business intelligence market. As Forrester‘s James Kobielus writes, HP is actually ramping up its enterprise data management offerings with this acquisition. DDMS2 suggests that HP should also purchase StreamBase and VoltDB and fold VoltDB into Vertica. Vertica is a columnar database, a system that some observers believe to be the future of datawarehousing. On the other hand, there are also new approaches to data warehousing such as those detailed by Colin White. We covered the significance of data warehousing consolidation last year when IBM acquired Netezza. OpenText Completes Acquisition of MetastormToday enterprise CMS vendor OpenText completed its acquisition of business process management vendor Metastorm. When the deal was first announced earlier this month, David Roe at CMS Wire speculated that OpenText will use this acquisition to incorporate Metastorm’s BPM software into its own software. OpenText’s announcement confirms that it will be using the Metastorm to deepen its own integration with Microsoft SharePoint.We’ve covered OpenText’s expansion into social software previously. Constant Contact and Bantam LiveLike the Gist acquisition and Salesforce.com’s acquisition of Etacts, Constant Contact‘s $15 million acquisition of Bantam Live shows how the social CRM space is heating up, starting with contact management. Constant Contact is a popular e-mail marketing and contact management system. Bantam is a contact management and social CRM vendor.With the social CRM marketplace crowding quickly, it’s no surprise to see established vendors purchasing younger social CRM vendors like Bantam Live and Gist.A story from Mass High Tech emphasizes the talent acquisition involved in the deal. Bantam Live CTO Henry Poydar will now be the director of engineering at Constant Contact. Constant Contact is also planning a big move to NoSQL. It’s been using Apache Cassandra for a while, but will be replacing more of its existing DB2 servers with Cassandra.Photo by Kioan IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finleylast_img read more

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Teens aren’t simply signing up for a Facebook account, of course. The data show that teens rely upon Facebook in numbers radically higher than any other social media platform, including Twitter. Note also that Google’s much promoted Google Plus registers at only 1% as teens’ preferred choice.  A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Such statements were based less on Pew’s actual survey data, however, and more on cherry-picking responses from Pew’s supplemental focus group sessions. In particular, the media chose to focus their attention on two very small open-ended online discussions that Pew conducted: one with 11 middle schoolers and the other with nine high schoolers. Here are the facts: nearly every teen in the U.S. is online and the vast majority of them are on Facebook – first and foremost. Nothing else is close. Indeed, the very same teen focus group complaints likely only reveal the pre-eminence of Facebook in teenager’s lives.  What Are You Doing? Nothing.Fully 95% of American teens are online and of those who use any form of social media, an incredible 94% have a Facebook account – a slight increase from 93% in 2011. This is not to suggest that Facebook cannot be disrupted nor displaced. Nor that teens are sublimely happy with all aspects of the platform. Rather, that significant chunks of their online identity, friendships, and socialization activities are inextricably tied up with Facebook. They are not leaving.A recent article in Huffington Post captures the relationship teens have with Facebook – unlike so many other social media services:“I’ll wake up in the morning and go on Facebook just… because,” [fourteen-year-old] Casey Schwartz says. “It’s not like I want to or I don’t. I just go on it. I’m, like, forced to. I don’t know why. I need to. Facebook takes up my whole life.” Teens may have a complicated, trying relationship with Facebook, but do not expect them to leave the service – or limit their use. For teens, Facebook is not only a destination, but a way of life.Lead image courtesy of Reuters.Survey methodology. brian s hall Tags:#Facebook#Mark Zuckerberg center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Don’t believe the hype. Teens are not abandoning Facebook – nor are they likely to leave anytime soon.Like the once bittersweet, respectful and sometimes resentful interactions between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, so is the prickly, contentious and mutually beneficial relationship between teens and Facebook. It’s complicated, yes, but teens and Facebook – despite what you’ve heard – are practically joined at the hip.  I Hate You! I Hate You! Can I Borrow the Car?Facebook would be wise not to ignore teen’s complaints regarding the service – complaints that span peer pressure, image, prying parents, privacy settings, advertising and access. Nonetheless, for teens, Facebook has become a pillar of daily life, like school and parents.A recent Pew Research report on teens and social media launched the blogosphere into a giddy, frenzied panic. Teens are “abandoning” Facebook, several sites claimed. This is false – likely the result of a limited reading of the report’s data and a too-eager willingness to parrot an Associated Press report which stated that “teens are migrating to Twitter.”Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook.   Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification I’m In ChargeTwo primary reasons many analysts claim teens will abandon Facebook is because of the site’s confusing privacy policies and, possibly more concerning, the fact that teens’ parents can see everything they post. In fact, neither of these are much of a concern.Pew’s data shows that nearly 90% of teens say Facebook’s privacy settings are either “not difficult at all” to manage or “not too difficult.” A surprisingly high 61% of teens have reviewed their Facebook privacy settings within the prior month of the survey – and nearly 80% of teens within the prior year.Turns out, the granularity of Facebook controls are welcome. For example, 60% of teens keep their Facebook profile “private” – restricted to approved friends and family access. Further, only 16% choose to have their location automatically included in their updates. Teens are in control of their Facebook profile. Twitter, by contrast, is more likely to be viewed as fully “public” by teens. With respect to mom and dad seeing what’s on their profile, that also isn’t much of a concern. Only 5% of teens “limit what their parents can see” on Facebook.The vast majority of teen Facebook users say that their parents and other adults see the same content and updates that all of their friends see, suggesting that having multiple Facebook accounts is not a common practice.  Everybody’s Doing ItThe average number of friends for teens on Facebook is 425 – compared to 171 “followers” on Twitter. Teens are not likely to abandon these relationships – in part or en masse. There is simply no bigger, better or more robust alternative to Facebook. There is also a mutually beneficial “network effect” for teens on Facebook – that spurs social media across the web. Approximately three-quarters of teens surveyed have 150 or more friends in their Facebook network, and 20% have over 600 friends.A close reading of the data reveals that the more friends a teen has on Facebook, the more their overall online social activity increases – across all social media sites, not just Facebook. No doubt, Facebook is seeking new methods of tracking and monetizing this enabling activity.  Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgzoom Port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an AED 500 million (USD 136.1 million) agreement to develop the Port of Fujairah.Under the deal, the company is to develop the port infrastructure and deepen the berths to -16.5 meters as the port prepares to welcome larger vessels.The works would also include building a 300,000 sqm yard of storage space, as well as an additional 1 kilometer quay to accommodate the expected growth in the number of ships arriving to the port.In June 2017, Abu Dhabi Ports signed a 35-year concession deal to develop, manage and operate the Port of Fujairah. Through the establishment of Fujairah Terminals, the agreement granted Abu Dhabi Ports the exclusivity to enhance existing infrastructure in addition to managing all container, general cargo, RoRo and cruise ships in the port.The port operator is set to launch the development of berths and yards in Fujairah in 2018, during which the port is expected to remain operational. Additional capacity and new quay cranes are scheduled to begin operations in 2021.Fujairah is expected to handle 1 million TEUs and 700,000 tons of general cargo by 2030.last_img read more

The Ohio state baseball team celebrates the team’s Big Ten championship victory. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter clinching an automatic bid into the NCAA College Baseball tournament, the Ohio State Buckeyes have been placed as the No. 2 seed in the Louisville regional, hosted by No. 2 national seed Louisville Cardinals. For the Buckeyes, this has been a truly spectacular season, fueled by steady contributions from both sides of the plate as they finished with a Big Ten-best record of 43-18-1. On the year, OSU ranked second in the Big Ten in runs scored with 362. The team’s offense was driven largely by their strong power numbers, where they ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for 28th in the country with 56 home runs. Another strength was the speed on the basepaths, where they ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for 18th in the country in stolen bases with 98 successful swipes.But it wasn’t just the bats that worked for the Buckeyes. The pitching staff for the Scarlet and Gray also contributed in a major way to the success of the team. OSU pitchers posted a 3.02 ERA on the season, good for second best in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation; a 1.20 WHIP, best in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation; and a miniscule 2.40 BB/9 rate, second best in the Big Ten and fifth best among all NCAA teams.In the first matchup of their regional, the Buckeyes will take on Wright State University, champions of the Horizon League. The Raiders have put together a strong season, posting a 44-15 record overall. They currently sit 36th overall with a 3.47 ERA and tenth overall with a 1.20 WHIP. Though WSU ranks 22nd overall in runs scored (424 on the season), they have few explosive aspects to their offense. The Raiders currently rank 95th in batting average (.283) and tied for 55th in home runs (46). Their offense has largely been sparked by a NCAA 20th best-91 stolen bases.That game begins on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. E.T.The winner of the Louisville regional will play the winner of the Vanderbilt regional in the Super Regional round. read more

Then-sophomore pitcher Ryan Riga throws a pitch during a game against Oregon May 11 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU lost, 3-1.Courtesy of OSU Athletics Then-sophomore pitcher Greg Greve (32) fires a pitch during a game against Minnesota April 8, 2012, at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 4-1.Courtesy of OSU AthleticsDespite an influx of youth on the Ohio State baseball team, leadership is a likely necessity if the Buckeyes have dreams to be considered among the nation’s best. Although the team is less than three weeks into its regular season, the leaders on the pitching staff have already begun to emerge.Senior captain Greg Greve, and junior Ryan Riga have established themselves as the starting 1-2 punch for the Buckeyes on the mound. They make up a small portion of the pitching staff with collegiate experience, though.“It puts expectations on our roles. We have to show the young guys the ropes,” Greve said.A corps of talented freshmen and sophomores outweigh the upperclassmen in numbers, but coach Greg Beals said he is confident going into weekend trips knowing he is sending Greve and Riga out to start games.“I consider them bookends,” Beals said. “You got Greve going out first (on the weekend), Riga going out second … so our young guys are bookended a little bit.”Beals said he does not have a problem with sending any of the freshmen out to throw big innings, but Greve’s and Riga’s performances thus far have yet to warrant that.Neither were regular starters last year, but both have starting experience. Greve, a right-hander, started 20 games combined during his freshman and sophomore campaigns before moving to the bullpen last year, where he lowered his ERA to a career-best 3.65. Riga, a left-hander, began his collegiate career at Wabash Valley College, where he went 9-3 as a freshman and posted a 2.77 ERA. He improved as a sophomore during his first season with the Buckeyes in 2013, getting his ERA down to 2.14 in 29 relief appearances.With none of the starting rotation returning this season, both pitchers knew it would be their time to step up.“Last year the (pitching) staff set the tone for the team,” Riga said. “We’re trying to do the same to accomplish our goals and make it to the national tournament.”Greve started on opening day for the Buckeyes against reigning Big East Tournament Champion Connecticut. In the weeks leading up to that first game, he had no idea he would be the day one starter for the team, but embraced the role.Things looked shaky to start, with the Huskies earning two runs off him to begin the first inning.“Opening day showed that I was excited and nervous,” Greve said. “After the first inning, I went into the dugout and took some deep breaths and talked to my teammates to just help me relax.”Getting calmed down by his teammates appeared to pay dividends, as he subsequently pitched five strong innings, allowing only two baserunners and retiring 11 batters in a row at one point. The Buckeye offense tallied eight runs to earn him the win.Riga started against Auburn in the second game of the season and pitched for six innings, giving up only four hits while not allowing any runs. His effort against the Tigers earned him the honor of being named a Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the week. He said the award wasn’t important, though.“It doesn’t mean much to me,” Riga said. “I’m just trying to leave games with a lead and help the team win as many games as I can.”The second weekend of play didn’t see Greve and Riga, but Greve said he was glad the team could generate enough offense to win even if the starters struggled.“It’s a great feeling knowing our offense can come back and get runs even if we have a bad day,” Greve said. “Our job is to go out and keep it close for them.”As the freshmen and sophomore relievers continue to develop, Beals said he knows Greve and Riga can provide them with someone to look up to and follow.“They have the right leadership to prepare the (young) guys to be successful,” Beals said.The Buckeyes (5-2) have set the tone early, just as they had hoped to do, Riga said.“We had a big emphasis on the beginning of the year,” Riga said. “We focused on getting a good start and are happy with how it’s been.”Riga and Greve know there is much more to be done, though, and that the team has to keep winning to achieve their main goal.“We want to represent Ohio State in the national tournament,” Greve said. “We have worked our butts off for this all winter. All I want to do is help the team win.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Pittsburgh Friday in the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, N.C. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. read more

first_imgJames Rodriguez is confident that Colombia can reach either the semi-finals or the final of the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summerThe Bayern Munich loan star was one of the standout performers in the previous World Cup in Brazil as Colombia surged past Uruguay to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time in their history, before losing 2-1 to hosts Brazil in that round.Rodriguez, who also won Adidas Golden Boot award for his goal against Brazil, is confident that Colombia can build on the previous tournament and go even further in this summer’s World Cup.“I want to have a good World Cup and help my team-mates get to the semi-finals or the Final,” said the 26-year-old, according to FIFA.“Why not?”.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.Colombia has been drawn in Group H, where they will face Japan, Poland and Senegal.But Rodrguez would not mind facing world champions Germany after the group stages of the tournament.“It would be great,” said Rodriguez.“But that’s a long way away – we need to take things step by step.”The midfielder is Colombia’s third all-time leading goalscorer on 21 goals behind Radamel Falcao (29) and Arnoldo Iguaran (25).last_img read more