Bolt back on track in Beijing

first_imgWhile the women’s discus and 15-hundred metres champions will be crowned as well. The Jamaican goes in the third heat of the men’s 200-metres.Silver medallist in the 100 on Sunday, Justin Gatlin goes in the heat immediately following Bolt’s.There’ll be medals decided today in the men’s 400-metre hurldes, 800-metres and long jump.last_img

Arsenal’s season at crossroads as Fulham await

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal boss Unai Emery faces a testing time following the Gunners’ 5-1 loss at Liverpool © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Riding high until two weeks ago, Arsenal’s season has taken a sudden downturn that has thrown the focus firmly onto the club’s plans for the January transfer window.Prior to the visit to Southampton in mid-December, the Gunners had gone 22 games without defeat and while form had been more patchy since the end of October, the trajectory of Unai Emery’s side was undeniably on the up. Defeat at St Mary’s Stadium, however, triggered a run that has brought just one win in five games, including Saturday’s humiliating 5-1 defeat at league leaders Liverpool.With Chelsea winning at Crystal Palace a day later, Arsenal now sit five points off the top four and anything less than three points in the home meeting with fellow London side Fulham on Tuesday will further undermine the club’s hopes of reclaiming a place in the Champions League.Arsenal have started to appear increasingly vulnerable at the back, a weakness that was ruthlessly exposed by Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield.– ‘Injuries not the problem’ –The sight of his defenders chasing shadows and failing in their attempts to constrain Liverpool’s thrilling front three will have made painful viewing for Spanish manager Emery and came just three days after Stephan Lichtsteiner’s mistake had gifted Brighton an equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.Injuries haven’t helped with defenders Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi all missing the trip to the south coast, while Laurent Koscielny is still feeling his way back to form and fitness after an extended lay-off.Mustafi returned for the Liverpool game yet while the changes to the back-line have done nothing to help the team establish some stability, Bernd Leno insists injuries cannot be used as an excuse following the Liverpool defeat.“I don’t think that was the difference,” said the goalkeeper.“Of course we conceded five goals but I think we as a team made too many mistakes. We have enough quality, even when somebody is injured…injuries were not the problem.“We have to look forward because we have another important game on Tuesday. It’s the first game of the year and on Tuesday we want to beat Fulham at home. We need to win.”Arsenal’s problems have not been restricted to their back line, but the frailties suggest Emery needs to bolster his defence in the transfer window.It’s not a new problem for the club but with Lucas Torreira now offering more steel in front of the back four, there is the possibility to develop a more convincing defensive core.Meanwhile, uncertainty continues to surround the Arsenal future of Mesut Ozil who has so far failed to win over the new coach and missed the visit to Anfield with a knee problem.“I don’t know if it’s big or not big, but it’s his knee,” said Emery when quizzed about the playmaker’s absence.With Alexandre Lacazette also appearing frustrated after being withdrawn at Brighton and then left on the bench at Liverpool, the coming weeks will go a long way towards shaping the remainder of Arsenal’s season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock

first_imgWe use Fever internally at ReadWriteWeb and I just today downloaded my6sense onto my iPhone. As an aside, note that two of those apps (Feedly and my6sense) integrate Twitter as well as RSS feeds.3. Tracking TwitterIt’s not necessarily an either/or situation between RSS Readers and Twitter. Lynne Pope from New Zealand pointed out (comment 44) that she uses Google Reader to track some Twitter accounts: “Time zone differences mean a lot of good information can be missed in a tweet stream. Pulling the important streams into a reader means the information is readily available.”4. Mobile NewsA number of people remarked that they commonly read their feeds via a mobile version of an RSS Reader. Something for those of us who are sick of being tied to PCs to do more of, perhaps. Bill (comment 46) wrote:“I use NewsRob on Android to pull the most recent 250 articles from Google Reader via my home wifi. Then I walk out the door and head for the commuter train, where I will read my feeds while other poor souls are stuck with the newspaper. Same on the way home and late at night when I’m rocking the baby to sleep.”5. Categorized NewsPerhaps some of us are finding RSS Readers difficult to use nowadays because we don’t use them efficiently. If you spend some initial time setting up your Reader and categorizing your feeds, then chances are you will get a lot more out of it. Randy Orrison (comment 78) described a good use case that you may want to emulate:“I have folders in Google Reader for the blogs that I check every day, new release feeds for software I use (I could never remember to check all 20+ websites regularly), and down at the bottom of the folder list feeds from busy aggregators (like TechMeme) and news sites (like the BBC).”ConclusionReading through all 160+ comments on my post restored some of my faith in RSS Readers. Viva la read/write Web! I’m going to test out some of the tools people suggested, find new ways to integrate Twitter streams with my RSS feeds, read more on my iPhone using my6sense and other services, and do some re-ordering in my Google Reader.What are your thoughts now about RSS Readers, given the discussion summarized here? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#NYT#RSS & Feeds#RSS Readers#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Recently I wrote about the decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news. I noted that while many people still use RSS Readers, usage has decreased due to the emergence of real-time and social flows of information via Twitter, Facebook and other such services. The post sparked a fascinating discussion, with over 160 comments. What I learned from that discussion is that while the RSS Reader market is indeed in decline, there are still a number of compelling use cases for RSS Readers. Not to mention new tools worth checking out. So in this more optimistic post, I list 5 reasons why you should continue to use RSS Readers.My conclusions in the previous post still stand: 1) Google now dominates what’s left of the RSS Reader market; and 2) RSS reading is a very fragmented experience circa 2009/2010 due to Twitter, Facebook, start pages like Netvibes, Firefox bookmarks, and more. However, a lot of commenters wrote that they still use RSS Readers each and every day. Here are the main reasons why:1. Control over Information FlowRSS Readers allow users to control their flow of information, whereas it’s impossible to keep up with the Twitter firehose of real-time information. Mathew Ballad (comment 11) put it well:“I tend to check Google Reader multiple times a day. While I do keep up with bigger news through Friendfeed or Twitter, I like to keep up with multiple Graphic Design blogs, tech blogs, entertainment blogs, photography blogs and Apple blogs on my own. I just can’t see myself ditching RSS Readers for something that I really don’t have much control over.”It’s not just about controlling your stream of daily news. Many people have feeds that they just don’t want to miss. Tim Bray has a folder of feeds in NetNewsWire that he feels is “unacceptable when I don’t at least glance at everything those people have to say.”Some people would argue that it’s a thankless task trying to control your RSS Reader. I am one of those people and I long ago gave up trying to keep my ‘unread’ count at zero. Indeed nowadays I don’t even try to mark as ‘read’ my email – using Gmail, I just let it all flow in and mark the ones I should reply to with stars. On a similar point, RSS pioneer Dave Winer remarked (comment 80) that Google Reader “has the wrong view of RSS.” In a follow-up post, he wrote that “fundamentally, Google Reader views RSS as email,” by which I think he means users feel compelled to read everything in it. His view is that “reading every story is a meaningless concept” and that RSS Readers need to find a way around this issue.2. Evolving User InterfacesSome readers are expecting RSS Readers to transform their UIs in 2010, in particular for “processing life and news streams in the same interface.” (Marco A Torres)This has already happened to a degree in Google Reader, which has many nice social sharing features. @businessquests (comment 57) called Google Reader “a monitoring and intelligence tool enabled by tagging and publication of tag-based RSS feeds.” Eric (comment 19) agreed, commenting:“I use it [Google Reader] not only as a constantly evolving newspaper, but to share and to create new snippets using the “Note in Reader…” bookmarklet. I also subscribe to others’ interests and see what they have marked to share with me.”Eric also noted that he gets breaking news in Google Reader, thanks to its support of the real-time standard PubSubHubbub.However a number of people complained that Google Reader isn’t evolving fast enough in terms of user experience. I would put myself in that camp too. So, like me, you may want to check out some new feed reading innovations. Feedly (one of our Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2009), Fever (one of our Top 10 RSS & Syndication Technologies of 2009) and my6sense (an iPhone app – our review) are 3 apps that received multiple mentions from our readers. richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

CubeDuel is Like FaceMash for LinkedIn and It’s Twisted

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#web center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A new startup called CubeDuel accesses your LinkedIn work history and then pits present and former co-workers in Hot or Not style battles. “Who would you rather work with?” the site asks, assuring you that no one will ever know who it was that voted on the duel. The end result is a leaderboard of the most (and least) desirable people to work with at a given company. It’s a lot like the online college beauty contest Mark Zuckerberg got in trouble for before building Facebook (FaceMash) but for the workplace.It’s absolutely perverse and it’s likely to be huge. This crude pointing at one or the other person, flash judgements regarding a person’s relative desirability, is like a car crash of interpersonal psychology. It’s also quite compelling. It gets easier and easier after each click.According to a profile of the site yesterday by blogger Louis Gray, CubeDuel was started by Tony Wright, the former founder and CEO of YCombinator-backed RescueTime, and Adam Doppelt, cofounder of Urbanspoon. I found the service via a Tweet by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg.Person A: “I see your CubeDuel score isn’t very good.” Person B: “It’s just that I’ve worked at incredible companies with freakishly fabulous people, I swear. This company seems filled with people who are probably better to work with than I am as well, but I’m still great to work with. I’m sure I’ll be better to work with than many of them, but I wouldn’t be so presumptuous to assume all of them. That’s a great tie you’re wearing, by the way.”To give the team behind CubeDuel some credit, they certainly have found a thought-provoking way to make use of LinkedIn data. It really makes you think about how you feel about your co-workers. Who wants to do that, but for nastiness? It’s impossible to pick two winners, just to skip the duels – which I find myself clicking over and over.ReadWriteWeb staff hacker Tyler Gillies says there ought to be a GitHub equivalent for developers to vote who they’d rather collaborate with – but I’m not sure this kind of service ought to exist at all, for anyone.In some cases, I’d rather work with Deane Rimerman than with former ReadWriteWeb writer Jolie O’Dell. But for other types of work, I’d pick Jolie in a heartbeat. CubeDuel is too cruel to let me say “it depends.” Am I just suspicious out of fear that my own co-workers will vote me down for being overly critical? I can certainly get things done! There ought to be a way you can plead your case.What do you think, is this an interesting application or social media gone mad? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

State Cup Live Streamed!

first_imgFor the first time, New South Wales State Cup games will be live streamed. The following games will be streamed, please click on the links below to be taken to the event. 8.00am – Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs (Men’s Open) – Bankstown Jets v Manly Sea Eagles (Men’s Open) 12.40pm – Eastern Suburbs Roosters v Murwillumbah Mavericks (Mixed Open) 1.15pm – Taren Point v Penrith Panthers (Mixed Open) 3.00pm – Manly Sea Eagles v Wallsend Wolves (Women’s Open) 3.35pm – Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels (Women’s Open) Related LinksState Cup Live!last_img read more

9 months agoBurnley boss Dyche: Luck was with us

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche: Luck was with usby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley earned victory over Fulham thanks to two own goals.Andre Schurrle’s wonderful early strike was cancelled out in the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick’s effort went in off Joe Bryan.And three minutes later it was Denis Odoi who inadvertently beating Sergio Rico, heading in after Hendrick crossed.Burnley boss Sean Dyche said afterwards: “They were very tough conditions for both teams and it was a very tough win, for many reasons.“I didn’t think we played as well today as we did in the previous two wins, but the mentality to come back from a goal down for the second game in a row was terrific and I thought we grew into the game and ended up being the more progressive side.“We got a scratch of luck, but I’m not going to cry that one in because I don’t think we’ve had our share this season.“And towards the end James (Tarkowski) does what we maybe weren’t doing enough of at the start of the season, by making an absolutely fantastic block to make sure we go and win the game.“That’s as good a goal for me!”Dyche added: “They threw caution to the wind in the second half and why wouldn’t you?“They haven’t won away all season and they are trying to get a foothold in an important game, so they went very expansive, but I don’t remember them opening us up too many times.“The resilience, character and energy is back in the side and we are doing all the details better.“Earlier in the season we were conceding a lot of soft goals. We have to continue, of course, but what it does is provide a mental shift.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Keyshawn Johnson Is Taking 11 California HS FB Recruits On A Huge Trip This Weekend To Texas, A&M, OU, Nebraska

first_imgKeyshawn Johnson during a broadcast.There will be quite a football posse traveling through Texas and the Midwest this weekend. According to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram, former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson will be taking the “California 11,” a group of 11 California-based high school football recruits, on a recruiting trip this weekend. The group, which includes Johnson’s son, Keyshawn Jr., a four-star WR, will be visiting Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Nebraska, before traveling back to the West Coast. I can confirm that Keyshawn Johnson is headed to Austin to barnstorm the state with 11 recruits from Cali, including his highly touted son— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Keyshawn Johnson @Thromedamnball and the California 11 will hit Texas A&M Fri practice, visit Texas Sat, OU Jr day Sun and Nebraska Mon— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball are flying into Austin and driving to College Station for the Texas A&M Friday Night practice— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will drive back to Austin and spend Saturday visiting with @TexasFB and coach @Strong_TexasFB— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will then make the 6-7 hour drive from Austin to Norman for the Oklahoma Junior Day on Sun— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will leave OU and head to Nebraska to visit the Cornhuskers, then fly back to Cali from Lincoln— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Among 2016 recruits in the Cali 11 are Michael Pittman, Marquel Dismuke, Isaiah Hayes and Khalil Tate— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Among the 2017 recruits in the Cali 11 are WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr., WR Terrell Bynum, CB Darnay Holmes, CB Jermani Brown, QB Tristan Gebbia— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015That sounds like one heck of a trip. Be on the lookout for some top football prospects, Longhorns, Aggies, Sooners and Huskers.last_img read more

Here’s Video Of NC State Students Going Nuts After Beejay Anya’s Game-Winner

first_imgNC State watch Beejay Anya hit game-winner.NC State scored a huge come-from-behind victory Thursday night, as sophomore forward Beejay Anya hit a game-winning jump hook with no time remaining on the clock against LSU to move his team to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. As you’d imagine, the fans back in Raleigh were just a bit excited. The below video, which shows a few hundred students celebrating on campus, has gone viral.Here’s Anya’s shot, for those who missed it. The party is on in Raleigh. The Wolfpack will get No. 1 Villanova on Saturday, and if they win that one, look out.last_img read more

Benedict Cumberbatch Claire Foy to star in Louis Wain biopic

first_imgLos Angeles: Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy are teaming up for the biopic on English artiste Louis Wain in the eponymous film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the drama will follow the story of the real-life Victorian painter known for his paintings and drawings of anthropomorphised big-eyed cats and kittens. In his later years, it is believed he had schizophrenia, the effects of which, according to some psychiatrists, are visible in his works. Wain died in 1939. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Cumberbatch will essay the title role, while Foy will play his wife, Emily. The film marks the first collaboration between the “Avengers: Endgame” star and “The Crown” star. BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Will Sharpe is attached to direct from a script he co-wrote with Simon Stephenson. The project is being produced by Showbox Films alongside Cumberbatch’s production banner SunnyMarch, with support from StudioCanal and Film4. The film goes on floors next month at London’s famous Ealing Studios.last_img read more

Big renovations at Iqaluit airport – but who is working on the

first_imgKent Driscoll APTN National News$300-million is being spent renovating the airport in Iqaluit.Part of the deal is that the contractor was supposed to hire a certain percentage of Inuk workers.Is that [email protected] @kentdriscolllast_img