Half-time: Fulham 1 West Ham 1

first_imgSteve Sidwell cancelled out Mohamed Diame’s opener before Kevin Nolan was sent off for West Ham just before half-time.The Hammers captain appeared to kick out at Fernando Amorebieta off the ball and was shown a straight red card.Diame capitalised on some lacklustre Fulham defending to give the away side the lead, controlling Jussi Jaaskelainen’s long free-kick forward before coolly slotting home from inside the box.Sidwell nodded in Kieran Richardson’s corner to give the Whites a deserved equaliser.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jon Gruden hopes to re-sign Raiders MVP Jared Cook in free agency

first_imgALAMEDA — Jon Gruden isn’t always transparent with the media, most recently claiming he was surprised by general manager Reggie McKenzie’s inevitable firing. Yet he left no room for interpretation when declaring his team’s best player after upsetting the Steelers.“Jared was awesome,” Gruden said of tight end Jared Cook. “He clearly is our MVP. In my opinion, he is phenomenal.”Cook caught seven passes for a team-high 116 yards in the Raiders’ 24-21 win over AFC North-leading Pittsburgh. He …last_img read more

Video: 2010, and a new rental record

first_imgThe word is out! A Clifton, Cape Town home-owner has rented out their house for the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup for US$1-million – a new South African record. Zoopy TV visits the house to chat with Clinton Braude of Ronnie Matthews Estates.Click arrow to play video.Published on SouthAfrica.info on 4 January 2010last_img

Help Save Our GPS! Geocachers Rally to Stop Potential GPS Signal Interference

first_img SharePrint RelatedCelebrate the evolution of geocaching with the Big Blue Switch souvenir!April 25, 2017In “Community”An inside look at the latest GPS Satellite UpgradeAugust 2, 2011In “Community”Lessons from a $40,000 G.P.S. DeviceAugust 26, 2010In “Community” The FCC has an easy-to-use portal on its website to submit feedback on the testing results:(1)  Click on this link for the FCC’s Electronic Comments Filing System (ECFS):  http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/begin?procName=&filedFrom=X(2)  In the box which says “Proceeding Number,” type:  11-109. It is important to include this docket number with your comments.(3)  In the designated boxes, enter (a) your name or your company’s name, and (b) your mailing address/city/state/zip.(4)  In the box which says “Type in or paste your brief comments,” do so.  Click “Continue.”(5)  A review page will load listing all of the information entered.  If correct, click “Confirm.” (6)  If you have trouble, contact the FCC ECFS Helpdesk at 202-418-0193 or e-mail at ecfshelp@fcc.gov. Share with your Friends:More Everyone who cares about GPS should let the FCC know about the threat that LightSquared poses.  In writing to the FCC, we encourage you to cover the following points in your own words:How you use GPS technology in your business and/or personal lifeWhat would happen to your business/personal life if GPS became unavailable or unreliableWhile more capacity for wireless broadband services is important, it should not come at the expense of GPS, which is critical to the global economyThe results of the testing that was performed at the FCC’s request show that GPS reception on certain devices could be affected by LightSquared’s proposed service.Now that the test results have shown interference to GPS, the FCC shouldn’t allow LightSquared to keep trying out modified versions of its plan to use the spectrum near the GPS band.  LightSquared’s operations and GPS are fundamentally incompatible and the FCC should order LightSquared out of that band.How do I tell the FCC to save GPS? Using your GPS device in the United States to find the latest geocache could end with nothing but signal interference. That’s if the current proposal before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the multi-billion dollar communications giant LightSquared™ is approved. According to press reports, LightSquared’s current proposal could render tens of thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands of GPS receivers obsolete starting as early as next year. But there is something you can do about it.The LightSquared proposal involves offering an open wireless broadband network in radio frequency bands adjacent to those used by GPS receivers. LightSquared plans to use both satellites and land-based towers to provide this service.A report delivered to the FCC in June shows significant interference to GPS receivers from LightSquared’s operations.Groundspeak has joined a group of those willing to raise their voices in objection to this current plan. The group is called A Coalition to Save Our GPS.  We ask that you add your voice to the conversation. Tell the FCC that the current proposal by LightSquared could affect the family friendly activity of geocaching. Here’s why.The LightSquared cell towers reportedly cast a signal significantly more powerful than the distant GPS satellites. GPS devices cannot filter out the stronger signal, resulting in interference. Tests reported to the FCC using a simulated LightSquared network reportedly jammed GPS devices used for aviation, surveying, agriculture, the U.S. Coast Guard and personal GPS navigation devices. Tests also confirmed that ambulance and police cars lost their  GPS reception within 600 – 1,000 feet of a LightSquared tower.The FCC has asked for feedback from the public on the report. Comments will be taken until Saturday, July 30.  The “reply to comments” period then lasts until August 15. After the public comment period is closed, the FCC can announce a decision at any time. We’re asking that geocachers, and anyone who cares about GPS, rally to make the voices of GPS device users heard.What can I do?last_img read more

From the Mailroom…

first_imgNow it’s your turn, geocachers! Who, what, where, when, how, and why do you geocache? What would answers would you suggest to Bannack? From Cathy:There are too many amazing geocaches in amazing places to pick just one, so I’d say go to visit GCK25B, Geocaching HQ. It is a unique experience to visit HQ and there are many, many excellent geocaches nearby to experience as well. The cache I am looking forward to finding one day is GC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III in Texas. I will get there someday!GCK25B Geocaching HeadquartersGC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III Share with your Friends:More Should I go to the Geocaching Block Party this year?From Andrea:Absolutely. The 2015 Block Party on Saturday, August 15, will be our 6th and last, to give us more opportunities to focus on other ideas and projects. You’ll get to see the HQ cache and get/trade some great trackables. I also recommend signing up for one of the HQ tours. Then on Sunday, don’t miss the Going APE Mega-Event up north.From Cathy:YES!GC5G4X5 2015 Geocaching Block Party__________________________________________________________________________I’m posting this to our blog to give the geocaching community a chance to share their answers to your questions, too. These will be included in my letter back to you. Happy caching!Best,Andrea Original post written by Andrea HoferWe recently had the pleasure of receiving the following letter from Bannack of Cave Creek, Arizona. Here’s an excerpt:Hello, my name is Bannack and I am a geocacher from Cave Creek, Arizona. I would like to say thank you for everything about Groundspeak and the geocaching because if it wasn’t for this, I wouldn’t be seeing amazing places, going on treasure hunts, and meeting great people. You have made my life change in a good way. I would like to ask some questions about geocaching to help me with my geocaching career. A few of us here at Groundspeak/Geocaching HQ answered with some of our thoughts:Hi Bannack,My name is Andrea and I have worked at Geocaching HQ for 2 years. Through geocaching, I have met many wonderful people, yourself included! I’ll do my best to answer your questions with the help of a few friends at Geocaching HQ…If I had to pick only one geocache to go to in the U.S. where do you think I should go?From Andrea:I personally am excited for my upcoming trip to find the very first geocache. It’s near Portland, and it’s called GCGV0P Original Stash Tribute Plaque. One day I’d like to hike the Zion Narrows in Utah to find Earthcache GCZ5YD Zion Narrows.GCGV0P – Original Stash Tribute PlaqueGCZ5YD Zion Narrows From Derek:My favorites are EarthCaches, but it’s hard for me to pick just one. I’m looking forward to finding GC1F7W3 A Dynamic Earth, on the summit of Mt. St. Helens, this summer!GC1F7W3 A Dynamic EarthWhich mega geocaching events have the best trackables and geocoins to trade and keep?From Annie:At just about any event I’ve attended, I’ve found at least one geocacher showing off their personal trackable collections or offering up their personal trackables for trade. However, if trackables are your passion, you won’t find a better place to embrace that passion than at a Geocoinfest event. These events typically happen twice a year – once in the United States and once in Europe and they draw diehard trackable enthusiasts from all over the world. You’ll have the opportunity to browse the latest and greatest in Geocoin designs from vendors or find new friends willing to trade. Just make sure you set a budget before leaving the house when attending Geocoinfest – all the beautiful new coins or rare collector coins may be hard to resist.Geocoins!From Cathy:Geocoinfest – there are lots of trackables traded at every event, but nothing comes close to this.From Derek:Every Mega I’ve been to has had tons of trackable trading. Although, I bet the Giga events in Germany have even more since so many people attend. SharePrint RelatedThe Seanachai: Keeper of the Old Lore, Reviewer of the New CachesMay 6, 2015In “Community”Teaching Geocaching and a Lackey to Complete a 5/5November 22, 2011In “Community”Geocachers make history at Geowoodstock 2018June 29, 2018In “News”last_img read more

Facebook Brags: 35% Adjusted their Privacy Settings

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos After Facebook’s recent privacy settings “adjustment,” the social network is now reporting that 35% users who had never before engaged with their privacy settings took the initiative to do so instead of accepting the updated suggestions put before them by the social network. To Facebook, this number is a very, very good thing. Although nowhere near a majority of users, this engagement rate is much higher than industry averages. Plus, as Facebook’s director of public policy Tim Sparapani points out, “35% of 350 million users is an extraordinary number.” But should Facebook really be proud here? What about the other 65% of users who blindly accepted the defaults?According to an article in Baynewser, Sparapani said that a typical engagement rate for users interacting with their settings is 5% to 10%. This information came out during a recent roundtable discussion organized by the Federal Trade Commission. The panel’s focus was technology and privacy. However, Facebook wouldn’t reveal what the number was prior to December’s appearance of the “privacy changes” dialog box splashed across the tops of Facebook homepages. This dialog box, something Facebook called its “transition tool,” was where the company explained the changes and asked its users to either accept the new recommended settings or make their own adjustments. It was the tool that thrust the once-private posts from millions of users into the light, making status updates public along with friend lists and Facebook page subscriptions. It was the tool that made Facebook function a lot more like rival Twitter, a social network for public sharing. Flipping around the PR spin on this event, what we’re learning through Sparapani’s reveal is that the vast majority of Facebook users accepted the new defaults and then moved on with their life. However large Facebook’s network may be, however many millions 35% represents, however bigger a figure that is than the industry average, most would agree that it’s not a number worth bragging about… especially when most users have been duped into over-sharing content that they think is private. Is 35% Worth Bragging About?This raises the question, is Facebook truly proud of this change? Surely Facebook doesn’t think that the other 65% actually wanted their status updates public by default? There are plenty of indications that’s not the case. Outside of the numerous finger-wagging reports by tech industry pundits, analysts and commentators, these changes have come to the attention of the general public in ways that few other esoteric reports regarding social networking settings ever have before. For example, Internet users have been emailing around (warning, shameless plug ahead)this article detailing Facebook privacy settings so much that it landed on NYT’s most emailed list for days on end as the number one story. (It’s still there now, just further down).If users weren’t generally outraged over these changes, there probably wouldn’t be a petition to sign nor would the FTC be receiving complaints about the matter. Interestingly enough, it’s worth noting that users aren’t angry enough to actually abandon the social network – at least not in any significant numbers. They’re just mad. That speaks greatly to how deeply entrenched Facebook has now become as a part of our everyday communication infrastructure. The company can essentially bait-and-switch its millions of users, promising a private place for online socialization, then turn around and open up its network to the Web at large, and they get away with it. Afterwards, the company gets to pat itself on the back that 35% of its users were smart enough to not fall for its tricks. Facebook, in our opinion this isn’t something you should brag about. It’s not a move worthy of praise.Update! Facebook sent the following clarification regarding the 35%: “The 35% is actually 35% plus all the percent of others who had already adjusted and who, therefore, got their old settings.” sarah perez Tags:#Facebook#security#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

Senior U.P. police officer ‘resigns’ over SC/ST Act

first_img: A senior police officer in Uttar Pradesh has offered a “conditional resignation” from his post citing the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act as the trigger.In a letter to President Ramnath Kovind and U.P. Director General of Police, Additional Superintendent of Police, B. P. Ashok has laid out seven demands, including a legislation against caste, and said that either they be accepted or consider his resignation or voluntary retirement. “I am deeply pained by the kind of circumstances that have emerged in the country today,” said Mr. Ashok, who is posted at Police Training Directorate, Lucknow. He concluded his resignation letter, which he said was a “harsh step,” by asking: “If not now, then when. If not me, then who?”.In the seven-point demands, he laments that the SC/ST Act is being weakened and women, OBC, SC, ST and minority sections are not getting fair representation in higher judiciary.Calling out a a legislation against caste, Mr. Ashok said the Parliamentary democracy should be protected and “rule of law must be honoured in place of rule of judge and rule of police.”Mr. Ashok also supports ending the interview system in government jobs.”A legislation is there against atrocities, but we need a legislation against caste. It needs to be annihilated. People who are weakening this Act, they should ban caste. They are the authority, the government or judges, they can do it within one hour, just like note ban. If caste is annihilated, there will be no need for any affirmative action or positive discrimination,” said Mr. Ashok. Talking to The Hindu, Mr. Ashok said his resignation was to “express grief” over the situation in which the SC/ST Act was being diluted and demonstrations were being held due to resentment. Asked if his move was politically motivated, Mr. Ashok, who is a doctorate in Buddhism, said, “There is no political motive. I have academic expertise and social missionary zeal. This is only to stand with people who are aggreived. Why these 10 persons died? Some dialogue should have taken place.”The government is yet to respond to his letter.last_img read more

In peak shape, Seema Antil hopes to grab the spotlight at the Olympics

first_imgKrishna Poonia versus Seema Antil is not as hyped as many other rivalries in Indian sport. Yet, as D-day nears for the London Olympics opening ceremony, the tall Seema is looking confident.Almost shying away from the media at a party on Monday night, Seema is playing the quiet game. “Talk to my coach please,” she said when a couple of mediapersons approached her.”Insi miliye, yee mere husband hain,” she said again, trying to deflect the attention. However, after the pleasantries, it was time for Seema to talk.Having spent almost 10 months training in California, Seema says she has got stronger and is ready for the big day. The drug spectre has haunted her for long and now she knows it’s all about competing fair and square in the unpredictable weather of London.The small, light-red tilak on her forehead did suggest she has been praying hard and hopes to do well. But at an event as big as the Olympics, nothing is because of chance.”The time has come and I am ready. Nobody can now offer any excuse,” says Seema, looking quite relaxed.Having been through her share of lows as well, when she first tested positive for drugs, Seema is aware what it will be like in London.Seema looked surprised when she was asked how she was feeling.”I am feeling good sir,” said a shy Seema, almost refusing to move away from her husband who stood at attention. “I am in peak shape and no fitness worries,” she added as she again tried to engage her coach to be involved in the conversation.More questions followed, as she was asked if the focus on Krishna Poonia was upsetting her. “People probably don’t know me well but I’m happy to be away from limelight and recently threw 62.30 metres in a competition in UK,” she said.At the same time, Krishna had thrown just close to 61 metres.Seema’s own expectations are that on current form she is hoping to make the final. At this point, finally, coach Tony Ciarelly stepped in.Looking rugged and ready to talk, Ciarelly spoke of how Seema had worked hard. “Yeah, she has worked with me now for almost a year though it could have been longer,” he said.”In my view, the strongest thing about Seema is she works hard. I have been able to work on her technique and tact and she is able to hurl the discus freely. The weather in London may be unpredictable but if it gets slippery, I am confident Seema will still do well,” said coach Ciarelly.”Her fitness is good and she is fully aware of her body which any athlete should be,” he adds.So what is Seema capable of? “Let’s be honest, I’m looking at the finals. At least 4-5 girls are better than the two Indian girls Seema and Krishna who I saw for the first time last week.”It’s bright and sunny now but if the weather changes, count Seema in. She is capable of 64-65m… so you never know,” he said.Seema won bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. This time, she is aware nothing can be left to chance.advertisementlast_img read more