Gia’s hattrick powers Irupara in 9s

first_imgGia grabbed his first four pointer in the first half when he barged over the tryline taking three defenders over with him. A successful conversion gave Irupara a 6-0 lead.Last year’s reigning champions pushed their lead out to 10-0 just before half time to a try from Moroi Vanua.TI Stones hit back early in the second half when quick hands sent Aisa Naime crashing over on the wing to score.  Another try minutes later to the Tatana boys put the score to 10-8 after another failed conversion attempt.Gia secured the win with two tries in as many minutes to put the game beyond. The icing on the cake was Gia converting his third try right on the fulltime siren.Irupara GK have advanced on to tomorrow’s semi-finals.Teams from the Bowl division also through to the semi-finals are: Gavuone Bullets, Lime Beach Stones and Central Wagahots.In the Pennant division, through to tomorrow’s semi-finals are: Ril Roadsiders, Wanigela Kavela, Rovanama (2) and Koita Cowboys.last_img read more

Father burnt to death in Berbice fire

first_img…son in custodyEighty-two-year-old Rudolph Samuel Alphanso Ross, also called ‘Bruce’, was on Monday burnt to death in an early morning fire at Kildonan, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne). Police have since arrested the dead man’s son after he turned up at the scene carrying a bag containing his and his father’s important documents.According to reports, the dead man and his son had occupied a two-storeyDead: Rudolph Samuel Alphanso Rossconcrete building, from which the elder Ross was heard screaming for help at about 03:00h. A neighbour told this publication that the elderly man was seen at a bedroom window appealing for assistance as a large portion of the upper flat of his home became engulfed in flames. Ross is said to have been in a bedroom in the front of the building while the blaze was initially seen in the back part of the house. However, villagers’ efforts to get the man out of the burning building were futile, as the fire quickly engulfed the house.“He was calling out to me for help because his son was not at home, so me and my cousin and her husband try to save him, but it was too much of heat and smoke, so we couldn’t have saved him,” one of the first responders told this publication.Reports reaching Guyana Times indicate that a ladder was employed in rescuers’ efforts to get to the windows of the upper flat of the burning building, but when the windows were smashed open, a gush of heat made it too risky for anyone to attempt to rescue the elderly man.The burnt house“We couldn’t enter from the door, so we tried the bedroom window where he was, but we couldn’t make it,” responders detailed.The fire unit that arrived on the scene from the Rose Hall Fire Station had to focus its attention on preventing the fire from spreading. Residents say the fire-fighters arrived close to one hour after the fire had initially started. “The fire spread so quickly that even if they had come from Rose Hall as soon as we see the fire, they would not have been able to save him,” one resident said.Guyana Times understands that when the man’s body was eventually retrieved, all four limbs had been burnt to ash. The skull was, however, recognisable.Ross had formerly been an executive officer of the Bush Lot/Adventure Village Council. He leaves to mourn six children. Six of his ten siblings are still alive. The eldest, Ivor, who celebrated his 85 birthday on Sunday, referred to the now dead man as being one whom persons looked up to in the community.He referred to his brother as being an intelligent man in his younger days; one who had always been “well spoken.” Police are initially treating this incident as a fire of unknown origin, but await a report from the forensic fire investigators.last_img read more

Man collapses in front of Bills News in Dawson Creek

first_imgThe Dawson Creek RCMP are reporting a male passed away in font of Bill’s News in Dawson Creek.During the early morning hours of August 6th, Police received a call to assist BC Ambulance Services in front of Bill’s News on 10th street.  A male had been experiencing back pain and upon exiting the shop, collapsed on the sidewalk.  Every effort was made by paramedics, police officers and doctors to revive the male, however he did not recover.- Advertisement -The males name is being withheld out of respect for the family.last_img read more

Former Aston Villa and Leeds defender Lowry signs for Leyton Orient

first_img1 Shane Lowry Former Aston Villa and Leeds defender Shane Lowry has signed for League One promotion hopefuls Leyton Orient.The 25-year-old, who joined Villa back in 2005, came through the ranks with the club before loan spells at Plymouth, Leeds, Sheffield United and Millwall.He eventually joined Millwall on a permanent deal back in 2012 but was a free agent after coming to the end of his two-year deal in South London.But he will be staying in the capital after signing a two-year deal with Orient, who are targeting another promotion push after defeat in last season League One Play-off final.last_img read more

City will pay $1.1 million to find dump alternatives

AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Consultant URS Corp. presented the city with a study in September that weighed 16 alternative technologies for processing trash that Angelenos place in their black bins. Such refuse is currently taken to landfills. The report looked at an array of biological, chemical and physical methods for disposing of waste. It concluded that thermal-heating methods are best suited for processing black-bin refuse, and it laid out a timeline to have a facility online by 2010. The second-phase contract with URS approved Friday will narrow the list of technologies, Smith said, while also considering potential conversion sites, costs and permitting issues. The study will also look at what kind of public education and outreach campaign would be necessary. The earlier study acknowledged that new technology such as waste-to-energy conversion would generate “many question from the public with regard to environmental impacts and public health issues.” The $1.1 million authorized by the council for the new study had already been set aside in the current year’s budget for such a purpose. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As part of an ongoing effort to reduce Los Angeles’ dependency on landfills, the City Council voted Friday to spend $1.1 million to study alternate ways to dispose of trash. The effort is being spearheaded by Northwest San Fernando Valley Councilman Greig Smith, who has tried to steer the city away from using Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Granada Hills, while advocating a long-range plan to convert trash to energy. “We need to get out of things like Sunshine and any landfill in general,” he said. While officials spend the next few months debating whether to renew a city contract for Sunshine Canyon Landfill and consider other immediate solutions to the urban landfill dilemma, the new study is designed to look at longer-term measures. read more

Klay Thompson: Warriors-Raptors game “might be a preview of June”

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device TORONTO – The Warriors will take a cross-country flight on Wednesday that might become part of their itinerary in about seven months.When the Warriors (15-7) visit the Toronto Raptors (18-4), the intrigue will not just center on if Stephen Curry will play after missing the past 10 games because of a sore left groin. It might also provide some clarity on if the Warriors compete for their third consecutive …last_img read more

MAN, Daimler line up for 2010 buses

first_img30 April 2009 South Africa has named MAN AG and Daimler AG’s Pretoria-based Mercedes-Benz unit as the preferred bidders to supply 570 buses and coaches for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Mercedes-Benz South Africa is the preferred supplier of 168 semi-luxury coaches and 292 inter-city buses, while Munich-based MAN is the preferred supplier of 110 general spectator buses, Transport Minister Jeff Radebe announced in Pretoria on Wednesday. The government has put in place a guarantee of R1.4-billion (about US$162.5-million) to acquire the 570 buses. Radebe said an additional 260 buses – 250 for general spectator services and 10 semi-luxury coaches – would be leased from the industry, bringing the total fleet of bus and coach to be provided by the government for 2010 to 830. The minister said a critical component of South Africa’s transport preparations for the World Cup was the provision of transport infrastructure, but most importantly the provision of various modes of public transport. The Department of Transport invited bids to supply buses and coaches for the World Cup in May 2008. “We received a number of proposals, and only four met all the minimum requirements to qualify for an evaluation,” Radebe said. “Only three bidders were short-listed after the evaluation process and were issued a Best and Final Offer document on 4 December 2008,” he said, adding that all three bidders had responded with final proposals. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Senate Ag needing ethics paperwork on Perdue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Senate Agriculture Committee is getting closer to scheduling a confirmation hearing for Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, but still needs some paperwork from the White House.The Washington Post reports needed paperwork was submitted last week, more than seven weeks after President Donald Trump nominated the former Georgia governor to the post at the Department of Agriculture. But a spokesperson for Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow, the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, says the committee still needs Perdue’s ethics paperwork and FBI background check, as of Friday.Perdue’s ethics forms are also missing from the Office of Government Ethics website, which posts the documents when they are completed. The ethics agreements identify potential conflicts of interest and how they will be resolved.Perdue has had businesses in grain trading, trucking and exports. It is unclear whether any of those interests are causing the holdup.last_img read more

Redux Launches as Twitter’s Real-Time Video Feed

first_imgdana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market After a long weekend, you may find you’re all caught up on your favorite shows. If you’re looking for a new source for entertainment, Berkeley-based community Redux is finally emerging from closed beta. ReadWriteWeb first covered Redux’s Facebook and Twitter integration in early October. Since then the company has increased its member base, created some new tools and most importantly, built on the strength of its video. Similar to Digg, Redux allows users to upload, share and vote on content across the network. Tools like its embeddable blogging widget and inlinevideo comment threads encourage ongoing dialogue and engagement. The community’s best content and dialogue has been its video, and TV mode is a way to celebrate that. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Redux lets you stream videos continuously in full screen mode from your friends, networks, and favorite channels. Because the community pulls a live feed from your Twitter and Facebook networks, clips arrive as real-time suggestions from friends and community members. In the past ReadWriteWeb has looked to Redux as a great way to bypass Bit.ly’s malware issues as the site offers a thumbnail preview prior to clicking on links. With TV Mode, users can bypass the act of clicking altogether and watch an unadulterated stream of real-time video. To register visit Redux. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

5 Big Questions About Google’s New App Inventor

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Google has announced the pending availability of App Inventor, a visual development software for the Android platform. Depending on your perspective, Android is the most or second most exciting mobile operating system on the market – and an easy and popular platform for everyday people to make apps is big, big news.What does it mean? Where will this go? There are five specific questions we’d like to ask about this potential game changer.Is This The Next Quark, Blogger or HyperCard?App Inventor appears intended to unleash an army of everyday people developing Android apps. “Will Google’s App Inventor do for development what Quark did for publishing & Blogger for the web?” Google-watching journalist Jeff Jarvis asked this morning on Twitter, continuing, “I think it could.” Apple pundit John Gruber invokes another archetypal piece of software and asks: “So has Google beaten Apple in the race for a HyperCard for mobile, or is this something less?”Those are very big shoes for new software to fill. What would that mean? It would mean anyone could learn how to develop new Android apps in a weekend, and every organization would likely have one person in it who was just geeky enough to whip out Android apps when asked. Be it for internal or external use, in this vision of the future almost every small business would have an Android app, because the cost and barrier to entry would be lowered to nearly nothing.Might such apps ever run on Apple devices? Apple has not been supportive of platforms that greatly simplify the development process. They do exist, though. If Apple is really going to make FaceTime an open technical standard, perhaps the Java Open Blocks library that App Inventor uses could be built out to shoot apps over into iOS. That might be as likely as iOS support for Flash.Will App Inventor Really Be for Personal Hacking?In most of the coverage of App Inventor’s unveiling, there’s been an assumption that these easy-made apps are going to flood the Android app store. What about personal life hacks, though? The examples of projects built by early testers that were described in the New York Times article about App Inventor ranged from very personal to generally useful: A short-term location SMS messager for groups, an app that responds to received SMS messages when driving with an explanation that the recipient is driving, and an app that detects falls in old folks’ homes and calls designated care-takers. Those are cool. If it takes just a few minutes to whip up a little bit of automated mobile functionality, I can probably think of a few Sunday afternoon projects right now off the top of my head. Enlargement of the hobbyist hacker market might be biggest impact of App Inventor.Imagine this kind of functionality brought to the developing world – especially if App Inventor could be given a mobile interface on low-cost phones. There are a whole lot of possibilities beyond the low-hanging fruit of hundreds of farting Justin Beiber apps in the Android Market.When Do We Get to See AppRank?There will be many, many more apps coming to the Android Market thanks to App Inventor. As MG Seigler said well in TechCrunch coverage last night, just as DreamWeaver filled the web with pages good and bad, leaving it to Google to bring sanity to it all with PageRank, so too will the mobile apps of the world need a quality and relevance algorithm.Google made an initial entry into the world of App Search last month, but its mobile web search for apps was disappointing at launch. In our coverage of that launch, we cited research predicting a rise in global mobile app downloads from 7 billion in 2009 (37% of which was in Asia) to 50 billion by 2012. That’s huge growth, but DIY tools like App Inventor might throw that curve off still.There are apps. They must be searched. What Does This Look Like Beyond Phones?“While most of the attention surrounding Android is focused on mobile — more specifically, Android vs. the iPhone operating system,” leading mobile industry blogger Om Malik recently wrote, “the flurry of activity from those in the chip space is a clear indication that Android is attractive not just to phone makers but also to hardware vendors and service providers in a wide variety of industries.”Malik has predicted the Androidification of everything and cites Android’s deployment in a wide variety of of “connected devices” – including TV set-top boxes, ebook readers, driving navigation systems and more.Now think about App Inventor again. Will we see it support and be put to use in customizing all kinds of different hardware? That’s an exciting prospect.Will It Be Kept Up to Speed?Let’s face it: Excitement about any new Google product has to remain somewhat reserved in order to save ourselves from later heartbreak. Google is littered with exciting and hyped has-been products that weren’t implemented well, weren’t supported through ongoing development and are now just shadows of the potential they had at launch.Given the importance of Android to Google, it seems unlikely that App Inventor will be a snow-filled ghost town by December. But as Android gets more and more capabilities, will those be supported by App Inventor?If App Inventor grows relatively limited compared to real-live Android, that would be a shame. Let’s see what this puppy can do as a long-term first-class citizen of the mobile ecosystem.What do you think about App Inventor? Is this the next Blogger, the next HyperCard? Or is it most likely an annoyance, a promise with a short shelf-life, or otherwise less exciting than it might seem? 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