first_imgBrad Johnson(FORSYTH, Ga.) — A beloved educator’s wish at her funeral for backpacks filled with school supplies has attracted attention as far away as Great Britain.Georgia teacher Tammy Waddell, 58, died June 9 after a long fight with stomach cancer.In lieu of flowers, Waddell’s obituary suggested that donations be made in her memory to Project Connect, a local program that provides backpacks to needy students.A number of teachers lined up at Waddell’s June 13 funeral services, all bearing knapsacks filled with school supplies.Waddell’s cousin and fellow educator, Brad Johnson, tweeted the heartfelt images.“She was very inspirational in me achieving all that I have,” Johnson told “Good Morning America.” “She was as quick to give a hug as she was quick to give supplies to students who needed it.”Johnson’s tweet received thousands of retweets and replies from users who were touched by Waddell’s humble request.Waddell had worked in Forsyth County Schools in Georgia for 30 years.She was recognized in 2003 as the county elementary school teacher of the year.Her son, Kevin Waddell, 35, who is also a teacher in Forsyth County Schools, told “GMA” it was no shock to learn the backpacks were one his mother’s final requests.“Part of what I loved about my mom was the passion she had as a teacher. It’s one of the inspirations that led me to the profession,” he said.His mom’s story has reached as far as Great Britain, he said, where people are offering to send school supplies in honor of the late educator.“She lived life by loving others and she was never worried about attention … she was just focused on the love,” he added. “The message she would try and deliver at this point is donate to your local schools. It doesn’t have to be here specifically.”Waddell is also survived by a husband of 41 years, another son, B.J. Waddell and four grandchildren.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img“(I) knew he was weak on the low side, so I knew where I was aiming for,” Cooper said of his breakaway goal, adding that his NHL influences are Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche.Leaf coach Mario DiBella was equally impressed with the goal scoring ability of the Leafs recruit.“He’s got a great sense of what to do with the puck and where he wants it to go,” he said.The Thunder Cats, never-say-die attitude found the tying marker about five minutes later thanks to the effort of Liam Plunkett.But Cooper was able to combine with Sanchez for the winning goal that would be the dagger to beat the Thunder Cats.Leaf coach Mario DiBella felt a third-period tilt between Leafs Podgorenko and Colten Witter of the Thunder Cats, that lasted nearly 90 seconds, sparked both sides as the players traded heavy blows equally before Podgorenko registered the knock down.”It was good of him (Podgorenko) to stand up for his teammate.”Podgorenko also commented saying that he thought, “It lasted a little longer than I thought the refs would let us go, but they seemed fine with it.”ICE CHIPS: Nelson, winners of four straight, is now unbeaten in six games. . . . Nelson goalie Josh Williams, playing both weekend games, won his fifth game of the season Saturday. . . .Leaf captain Sawyer Hunt scored the winner Friday double OT to sink Grand Forks. . . . Creston outshot Nelson 33-24. This comes after the Leafs pelted the Grand Forks goal with 55 shots Friday. . . . The next home game for the Nelson Leafs is on Friday, October 6th, when the Leafs play the division rival Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Saturday, Nelson hosts Spokane Braves. Both games puck drop is 7 p.m. Following a 3-2 double overtime win against the Grand Forks Border Bruins Friday night in the Boundary City, the Nelson Leafs were looking for their fourth straight win in five games and the lead in the Neil Murdoch division.But once again the Leafs were pushed in another close game, coming out on top as David Sanchez scored late in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie and power the Nelson to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over visiting Creston Valley Thunder Cats Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Nelson has been a solid defensive powerhouse with goalie Josh Williams at the helm in the crease with a goals against average of 1.37.However, at the other end of the ice Creston Valley’s Goaltender, Noah Giesbrecht, was no slouch either with a 2.74 goals against average so it was clear from the puck drop this was going to be a goaltender’s duel.The game started rough for the Leafs as the Thunder Cats Struck first, halfway first the second period via the hands of Tyler Witzke, off a rebound to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.But by the end of the second period the Leafs manage to tie the game thanks to Justin Podgorenko who scored his second of the season.The third period started off better for the Leafs as two minutes into the period, Nelson gained the thanks to the silky hands of Ryan Cooper, deking out goaltender Noah Giesbrecht.last_img read more

first_imgIt was one of the greatest matches of Faustino Asprilla’s career and the Newcastle fans inside St James’ Park on 17 September 1997 are never going to forget the night Barcelona were beaten 3-2. 2 2 Barca had Luis Enrique, Luis Figo and Rivaldo in their line-up, but the popular Colombian put them all to the sword with a memorable hat-trick, which was even more impressive considering he had been enjoying himself in South America shortly before the game.“I’d been away on international duty, but instead of going back to Newcastle I went to my ranch and had a party with lots of girls,” he told the current issue of Four Four Two. “Kenny Dalglish was furious,” he added.However, he found himself in the starting XI and grabbed the chance with both hands, scoring a penalty and then heading in two Keith Gillespie crosses.“I will never forget the Newcastle fans singing my name. I didn’t understand them as it was in Geordie, but I could still tell that they were really happy!”Signed from Parma in 1996 for £6.7m, Asprilla scored 18 goals in 63 games for the club before returning to the Italian club in 1998.Four Four Two is out now. Faustino Asprilla scores against Barcelona shortly after enjoying a big party last_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_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts jon mitchell Google’s flagship Nexus 4 phone is currently back on sale on Google Play for customers in the U.S. and Germany. It’s $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB, and the phone is unlocked. Shipping time is currently listed as 1-2 weeks.If you want one — and we think you will — you should act quickly. This phone has sold out within hours every time it has appeared.Photo by Eliot Weisbergcenter_img Tags:#Android#Google Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img

first_imgBJP on Friday said the raids on CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi’s premises are an “eyewash” and demanded that others “including those in the PMO” should be probed in connection with alleged irregularities in Games projects.”Kalmadi is a symbol of corruption. Taking action against him is welcome. But he should not be made a scapegoat. His masters who took the decisions and sanctioned the funds should also be punished,” BJP President Nitin Gadkari told reporters in Jammu.He named the Prime Minister’s Office, the Cabinet, Cabinet sub-committee, Group of Ministers dealing with the CWG issues, expenditure committee, among others as those who were involved in the preparations for the mega event and said they should all be probed.”The Jawaharlal Nehru stadium could have been renovated at a cost of Rs 100 crore but Rs 980 crore was spent on it. Spending Rs 70,000 crore on the event was sheer waste of money. This is nothing less than a loot. 50 per cent of the people in this country earn less than Rs 20 per day,” Gadkari said.Asked about the Prime Minister, whose resignation was demanded by the BJP at its rally against corruption in New Delhi on December 22, Gadkari said, “Directly or indirectly” the permission for CWG projects and even the 2-G Spectrum allocation came from his office.”Action against A Raja (former Telecom Minister) and Kalmadi is an eyewash. Action against them is not enough. A letter written by Raja to the PM which has been published in newspapers shows the latter’s permission was taken,” Gadkari said.advertisementParty spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy earlier said, “The raids are too little, too late. This is what the BJP thinks on the development”.Party chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said BJP is “not very happy with this delayed raid, but would certainly expect a prompt, fair investigation and nabbing of the culprit as promised by the Prime Minister.””Why so much of a delay, why so much of documents being allowed to be misplaced deliberately. I think this explanation is required….so much delay in raiding the premises of Kalmadi, who almost became a disgrace for the country. It is a very sorry state of affairs,” he said, adding “None of the guilty should be spared including those who have given quick approval to the loot of public money”.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

first_imgSimu Liu as Jung in “Kim’s Convenience” – Photo courtesy of CBC LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment First thing I think everyone is dying to know: When does season three of “Kim’s Convenience” begin?Season three comes out January of 2019. Usually we’re a fall premiere, but we got moved because one of Canada’s big shows just ended so there was some moving and shaking and they moved us from a 9:00 to an 8:00 time slot. Basically, it’s all good things. They’re moving us to a more favorable, more family-friendly time slot, and moving us into the winter when everyone is stuck at home anyways because Toronto winters are brutal and they’ll have no choice but to watch “Kim’s Convenience.”Is there anything you can tell us about season three? Facebook Advertisement “Generally, everything that’s sizable is already cast in L.A. So by the time it gets to Toronto, you’re auditioning for Desk Cop #3 or something — which was my first role,” Simu Liu says, before stopping himself. “Desk Cop #1, actually. Which was good!”But that was 2012. This is 2018, where Liu has been co-starring in the hit Canadian television “Kim’s Convenience” since 2016. Based on the 2011 play by Ins Choi, who also works behind the scenes of the TV adaptation, “Kim’s Convenience” hit Netflix in July to rave reviews. The New York Times praised it, Vulture called it the “ideal” pure sitcom. For Liu, playing the handsome and once-rebellious Jung has been a breakout role he’s still thrilled to talk about.Before answering fan questions, NBC Asian America spoke with Liu about his journey to “Kim’s Convenience,” how his mother’s 60th birthday led to a breakthrough in their relationship, and the role he wouldn’t say “no” to. Advertisementcenter_img . Twitter Advertisement No. [laughs] I can say that it’s probably funnier than it’s ever been. I remember being on set for the first season and every day being scared we were going to get fired. And I feel like we all, to some degree, felt that anxiety because we knew how important the show was and none of us wanted to let it down or let each other down. We were all just so concentrated on not sucking that I think it was sometimes hard to have fun. Login/Register With:last_img read more

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar. delivery was off 7.40 cents at $5.0560 a bushel; Mar. corn fell 2.80 cents at $3.7360 a bushel; Dec. oats rose 2.40 cents at $2.75 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans lost .40 cent at 8.82 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile cattle rose .95 cent at $1.25 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle was off .40 cent at $1.49 a pound; Dec. lean hogs was up .23 cent at .6115 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are warning users of the classifieds section on after a scammer has been targetting local users.On June 5 and 6, 2019, the RCMP received multiple reports of the fraudulent scam.  Victims of the scam report that someone identifying themselves as “Jennifer Brooks,” contacted multiple people selling items on the website.The scammer would then send a cheque for a significant amount of money over what the seller was asking.  Once the seller received the cheque, the scammer would text them, asking that they return the overpaid amount back to “Brooks” through an electronic transfer. The cheques appear real and have the information from a legitimate painting company in Vancouver. However, the cheques themselves are fraudulent.The Fort St John RCMP want to warn the public that if someone pays you with a cheque that has a larger amount than the agreed upon amount, and asks for the difference to be electronically transferred back, this is likely a fraudulent scam.  Don’t cash the cheque or transfer the funds back to the sender.Click for additional information on online buying and selling scams.The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information in this matter to contact police. If you have information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.calast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: “I want my life,” Bilkis Bano said on Wednesday at a Press conference here when asked whether she wants to take up the offer of a government job and house that the Supreme Court has asked the Gujarat government to provide for her.In a first for India, the highest court in the country ordered the Gujarat government on Tuesday to pay Bano Rs 50 lakh as compensation, a government job and housing in an area of her choice. At the press conference, Bano also said she intends to use a part of the money awarded to her as compensation to set up a foundation in her daughter Saleha’s name, who was murdered in front of her along with 13 other family members by a mob during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A three-and-a-half-year-old Saleha was murdered by smashing her head on a rock, as the five-month-pregnant Bano, who was being gang-raped, watched helplessly. Bano gave birth to her daughter months after the incident, and she said her 16-year-old daughter now wants to become a lawyer. Supreme Court lawyer Shobha Gupta, who took up Bano’s case in 2003 and was instrumental in getting the compensation for her, said this judgment will definitely set a precedent for victims of such crimes who sue for compensations. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KGupta said the 17-year struggle has been extremely painful for her and all people involved specifically because of repeated discussions and research on the nature of the crime, which was required for this victory. Addressing media persons, an emotional Bano said, “I am glad that the Supreme Court has recognised and acknowledged the struggles I have seen, felt and fought through for 17 years.” “And when you see your entire family being killed in front of you, the courage to fight for justice comes naturally. You end up not having anything to lose,” Bano said, replying to journalists who were in awe of how she could have kept at it for so long. She said that it is a monumental victory for the court to have acknowledged the Gujarat government’s massive failure in her protecting her constitutional rights.last_img read more