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Monday’s shooting remains a mystery

first_imgPhoto: An area was cordoned off by the RCMP on Monday morning. The area was by 95th and 96th streets, between 98-A and 100th avenues. – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThe Fort St. John RCMP still haven’t said much about the shooting incident that happened early Monday morning.In a news release today, police say they are still conducting an investigation, and that no arrests have been made. All they will say, is that the 22 year-old victim remains in hospital in stable condition. The unidentified victim has been transported from the Fort St. John hospital for further treatment, although his or her destination remains unclear.- Advertisement -Police are still requesting information from the public on the incident. Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious on 95th street, 99th, 98th, or 98A avenue around four o’clock this morning, is asked to call the RCMP at 250-787-8145.last_img read more

Gor Mahia look to extend KPL lead

first_img“It hasn’t been an easy start to the season but I am hopeful we can maintain it. We were fantastic against Thika on Sunday and I want to see that same hunger when we play Chemelil,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr noted.The odds are hugely stacked in K’Ogalo’s favor as they prepare to face the sugar millers. Of the last 18 meetings between the two sides, Gor has lost only twice, the last of which came in 2010. Gor have won 14 of those ties, including the last three where they have conceded only once.Chemelil, who are eighth on the log have won only once in their last five games with three of those winless games coming off draws.The sugar millers were dealt a blow a fortnight ago when their head coach Patrick Odhiambo decamped to Sony and are yet to land a replacement.But they have had a fairly good start to the season and have amassed 17 points off 11 matches, sitting eight points off the leaders.-AFC face Sharks-AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera celebrates his goal, mourning his Mother. Photo/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, arch rivals AFC Leopards will be at the Thika Sub-County Stadium seeking to extinguish a poor run of four winless matches, two of which have been losses.Interim coach Dennis Kitambi will still be in charge of the team despite the arrival of new boss Radolfo Zapata who is expected to start work officially on Tuesday next week.Kitambi began his interim tenure on a bursting note winning four straight matches, but he has failed to replicate the same form in the consecutive games.“The opponents have also been watching us and come to counter our mistakes. We have been doing very silly small small mistakes especially in defense and giving away cheap goals. We have tried to work on that and hopefully we mark some improvement and get back to winning,” the tactician said.Four points separate the team in the standings with Ingwe pegged at sixth while Sharks who have had a shaky start to the season are five places below at 11th.“Sharks is a very good team regardless of their current form and it will not be an easy game. We should ensure we fully put our concentration down and not allow them possession of the ball,” Kitambi further noted.Kariobangi Sharks tactician William Muluya passes instruction to midfielder Michael Bodo during a Kenyan Premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Camp Toyoyo on April 21, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWilliam Muluya’s charges have also had struggles of their own this season especially after losing key players in Massoud Juma, Elly Asieche, Mathew Odongo and Ibrahim Kitawi.They have had a similar patch of form with AFC, losing two and drawing two of their last four matches.“Our problem is that the confidence has been fading because when you don’t win, mentally you become weak. That is what we will work on most of all because once we solve that, we will get everything back on track,” Muluya said of his side’s form.Last season’s meetings between the two sides were even. Sharks won 2-0 in the first leg, then held on for a point in the second leg. However, Ingwe went on to win 2-0 in the FKF Cup (formerly GOtv Shield) final in the last meeting between the two sides.-Matano looks for a positive start-Robert Matano being unveiled as Tusker FC head coach on April 24, 2018 at Ruaraka.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAt the Camp Toyoyo turf in Nairobi’s Jericho estate, Robert Matano starts his second coming at Tusker FC when he leads the bartered brewers against a resurgent Wazito FC, seeking more or less redemption for a grey patch.Tusker have had only two victories in 11 KPL outings and are under huge pressure to bounce back to winning ways.“We talked on Monday and Tuesday and I am happy with the response of the players. They have their confidence back and the most important thing is to start this new tenure with a win. I am hopeful we will be able to get things right,” Matano said.Wazito are enjoying a resurgence of sorts and their three wins in the last five games have sent them up the standings to 14th with 14 points and they can squeeze into the top 10 with maximum points against Tusker.“They are a very tough team with experienced players and that is another tricky match for us. But we should be able to deal with that well because at least now we have gathered enough experience and the confidence is back,” Wazito head coach Frank Ouna said.His charges come into the tie beaming with confidence after last weekend’s 1-0 win over Mathare United in one of their best performances yet this season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players join Francis Kahata in celebrating his sumptuous goal against Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Machakos Stadium on April 22, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25- Kenyan Premier League defending champions Gor Mahia will stretch their lead at the top of the log to five points if they pick a win against Chemelil Sugar on Wednesday afternoon at the Kericho Green Stadium.The record 16-time champions look on course for a 17th title having started the season on a blistering note and with three matches at hand enjoy a two-point gap at the top.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL schoolboy Timothy Woods became the first person on the island to play solo for new President Michael D Higgins tonight.The talented pianist from the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town played for President Higgins and hundreds of other guests and VIPs at the Millennium Forum in Derry City during the final of the RTE School Choir of the Year.Northern Secretary Owen Patterson and other political leaders were also in the audience which saw Wesley College from Dublin crowned all-island choir champions. Teenager Timmy was introduced to play a solo piece on the piano for the audience.“I am delighted to join you here tonight and to have had the privilege of enjoying such beautiful choral performances,” said President Higgins.“Hans Christian Anderson said that where words fail, music speaks.”The President thanked all the 46 choirs who entered the annual contest run by charity Co-operation Ireland and Irish state broadcaster RTE. “It has been inspiring to witness the final performances but every participating choir in this competition has shown the wonderful talent and teamwork that enabled each and every one of them to represent their school to the very, very best of their ability,” he said.“Surely a people that can sing together in harmony is a wonderful and great omen for the future.”© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL TOWN STUDENT PLAYS FOR NEW PRESIDENT HIGGINS was last modified: November 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)Tags:abbey vocational school donegal townPresident Higginslast_img read more


first_imgKavanagh’s SuperValu Donegal have launched a stunning range of fantastic promotional offers in all of their Donegal stores in Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Dungloe and Buncrana.  With Christmas just around the corner Kavanagh’s have provided their customers with fantastic products at great value during a period which is renowned for being an expensive time for families.Customers can avail of some great deals on alcohol with Bottles of Jameson, Bushmills and Paddy’s Irish Whiskey all priced at €20.There is also a mouth watering SuperValu fresh Irish unsmoked and smoked Ham fillets for just €9.All offers valid from Thursday the 12th of December until Wednesday the 18th of December. Check out more offers on different products at SENSATIONAL CHRISTMAS OFFERS AT KAVANAGH’S SUPERVALU was last modified: December 12th, 2013 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) Tags:BusinessChristmas DecemberFeaturesKavanagh’s SuperValunewsPromotional offerslast_img read more

14 Freeway to close as slope stabilized

first_imgACTON – Both sides of the Antelope Valley Freeway will be shut down early Sunday in the Acton area while crews work to stabilize an adjacent slope. The California Department of Transportation plans the closure at Escondido Canyon Road on the southbound side from 4 to 9 a.m. and on the northbound lanes from 5 to 9 a.m. Information about the closures and detours will be posted on electronic message signs. The Highway Patrol will help manage traffic. The closure is in relation to a slope stabilization project above Route 14 between Soledad Canyon and Escondido Canyon roads. The $12.6 million project involves cutting back the slope and installing retention systems using cable net or wire mesh. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Estimated to be completed in spring 2008, the project will increase hillside stability, protect the roadway and improve safety. Similar work has been ongoing for more than a year on the Golden State Freeway near Templin Highway, where lanes are frequently closed to stabilize a slope that slumped during the heavy rains of 2005. That slip caused lanes to buckle. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Are California’s registered voters partying? Hardly

first_imgThere’s a phenomenon that political consultants worry a lot about: voter burnout. It’s when people get sick and tired of frequent elections and just tune them out. It appears to be happening with the Nov. 8 special election. And it seems that there’s another phenomenon brewing in California that could be called party politics burnout. It’s when voters get sick and tired of politicians and pundits blaming everything on either loopy liberal tree-huggers or right-wing conserva-nuts, and just tune them out. That’s my theory, anyway, to explain the figures from Secretary of State Bruce McPherson that showed the fastest-growing group of registered voters in California are those who “decline to state” an affiliation to any political party. As of February, these DTSers made up nearly 18 percent of the state’s 16.6 million registered voters. And who can blame them? Neither party in California appears to be standing for much, other than beating the crud out of the other side, and then accusing each other of being beholden to “special interests.” Neither party sees this DTS trend as a particular indictment of partisan politics. “Party registration just means the type of mail and ballots they get,” said Bob Mulholland, spokesman for the California Democratic Party. He said it probably says more about the lack of brand loyalty among younger voters, as well as the increase in choices. Besides, he added, “It doesn’t mean how they ultimately vote. And with ‘decline to state (voters),’ they overwhelmingly vote Democrat, especially on the coast.” His GOP counterpart, Karen Hanretty, echoed the sentiment. “The party affiliation of a voter isn’t as important as how they actually vote. They have to vote one way or another.” Still, she noted, party operatives do have to work harder to appeal to these independent voters. “It forces you to figure out who they are and what their issues are,” she said. However, she hadn’t yet seen any data indicating that so far they had figured it out. That might be the best news of all. If the trend continues, and there’s no reason to assume it won’t, both parties will no doubt start paying more attention to this disenchanted lot and why they have tuned out. Since the governor’s measure to get political districts redrawn by an independent panel appears doomed in the Nov. 8 special election, it could be the only hope for moderation in Sacramento – turning it into a place that better reflects actual Californians, no matter how they are registered. Mariel Garza 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Voting records show their ranks have been growing steadily since 1996, when the state changed to an open primary system that allows any voter to cast a ballot for any candidate in a general election, regardless of party registration. At the same time, registration in both the Democrat and Republican parties has slowly decreased. Ten years ago, self-designated Democrats accounted for almost half of all registered voters in California. Now they make up only 43 percent. Republicans also saw a drop in affiliation over the last 10 years – though smaller since they have fewer voters to lose – falling from slightly more than 37 percent to 34.5 percent of voters. Meanwhile, the DTSers grew from 10 to 18 percent, taking up many of the disaffected partiers. Eighteen percent is a huge amount – almost 3 million people who don’t feel any particular allegiance to the red or the blue. last_img read more

Eureka places second, Fortuna third at Redwood Empire Classic tourney

first_imgUkiah >> The defending Humboldt-Del Norte league champion Eureka High School wrestling team led a trio of local team that placed in the top five at the Redwood Empire Classic wrestling tournament on Saturday at Ukiah High School.The Loggers had eight wrestlers place fourth or better in their respective weight divisions for a team point total of 170 points, placing them third in the overall team standings behind meet champion Sutter (261 points) and host Ukiah (191).Just behind the Loggers in …last_img read more

Without Integrity, There Is No Science

first_imgScience continues facing a crisis in credibility, leaving Big Science institutions scrambling for solutions.Any college student has likely walked through aisles upon aisles of scholarly science journals, bound into thick volumes. The library stores the collective findings of thousands of research scientists. Now imagine a day when half the reports are fakes or frauds, and there is no way to tell which are real. Such an eventuality would render the library useless. A civilization with that kind of legacy would have to start over from scratch, insisting on high standards of a non-scientific criterion: integrity.The following articles, briefly noted here, point to a crisis in trustworthiness of scientists and their institutions. No longer can Big Science dish out findings for public consumption with presumptive authority, promising that peer review has earned them their trust. Everyone needs to buck up and show why the public should trust what they deliver. They also show that scientific methods and traditions are malleable under heat and pressure. What happens, though, when most of them are evolutionists?Evolution of integrity? Since Darwin’s second major book, The Descent of Man, his followers have appealed to natural and sexual selection to explain human moral traits. A recent example from PNAS by Adam Bear and David Rand is about “Intuition, deliberation, and the evolution of cooperation.” Those are certainly required in a scientific community. Alas, “Our model offers a clear explanation for why we should expect deliberation to promote selfishness rather than cooperation,” they say. If evolution rewards defectors from the “seemingly altruistic behavior” of cooperation, what’s really going on in those science conferences? If it’s only “seemingly altruistic,” it’s an illusion produced by blind forces of nature.Tackling the credibility crisis in science: That’s PhysOrg‘s headline for a piece about an initiative by the Public Library of Science (PLoS) to improve credibility by doing “research on research.” “Widespread failure to reproduce research results has triggered a crisis of confidence in research findings, eroding public trust in scientific methodology.” This follows on the heels of work by John Ioannidis (10/29/14), who “found very poor reproducibility and transparency standards across the board.” Scientists behaved badly. “Specifically, the vast majority of studies did not share their data, did not provide protocols, claimed to report novel findings rather than replications, and did not mention funding or conflicts of interest.” What was it we imagined about those aisles of books in the library?Nature reports that a fake research paper got published with the editor’s knowledge in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice as a satire on “evidence-based literature” and randomized controlled trials. Not everyone caught the joke, even though the title should have been obvious: “Maternal kisses are not effective in alleviating minor childhood injuries (boo-boos): a randomized, controlled and blinded study.” Some complained that the paper should have been “clearly labelled as satirical.”Cashin’ in: Science Magazine reports on the new fad of “transparency” and the need for reproducibility of scientific research. Psychologist Brian Nosek is using a carrot method to promote better behavior by scientists: offering them money to describe their experiments before running them. Maybe that will direct their evolved “seemingly altruistic behavior” (which is really Darwinian selfishness, according to the paper above) against its natural tendencies. What Nosek may have discovered is an infinite regress: “‘Can we find evidence of whether [preregistration] is yielding an increase in the credibility of the research?’ he asks. ‘That is a research question.‘” But then, who would test the credibility of that research? That is a research question, too, and so on, ad infinitum. Somewhere along the line, a researcher needs to be trustworthy by his or her character and personal integrity.Open journal trend.  Peer review is being reconsidered. Nature says, “Open journals that piggyback on arXiv gather momentum.” Cornell’s arXiv server plowed a new furrow years ago, letting scientists post their papers and get them peer reviewed afterward instead of before. Cosmologist Andrew King used it is a general lesson in scientific publishing: “‘Reliability — and particularly fairness — are very hard to guarantee,” he says, pointing out that the backing of long-lived organizations with a stake in the future of a field, such as learned societies, is often crucial to a journal’s success.”Dutch take the lead: Nature reports that the Dutch are taking the lead to open up their journals. All the mainstream journals have opened up more and more of their research papers to public online access, but the Netherlands is pushing for “making more papers free for all users as soon as they are published.” This cannot be welcome news for the publishers whose income relies on subscriptions. The trend is also having repercussions on universities, libraries, and researchers, but it is welcome to citizens whose taxes often pay for the research. It also decreases rivalries, increases transparency, and promotes rapid response. Nature is apparently waiting to see if this will become the international trend, even as their own open-access offerings have been on the rise. In a related piece in Nature, Virginia Gewin writes,It is a movement building steady momentum: a call to make research data, software code and experimental methods publicly available and transparent. A spirit of openness is gaining traction in the science community, and is the only way, say advocates, to address a ‘crisis’ in science whereby too few findings are successfully reproduced. Furthermore, they say, it is the best way for researchers to gather the range of observations that are necessary to speed up discoveries or to identify large-scale trends.What does this say about the situation heretofore? How bad was the lack of openness before now?Opacity, not transparency: PhysOrg gives a partial answer: “Poor transparency and reporting jeopardize the reproducibility of science.” How bad has it been? “Billions of dollars are wasted every year on research that cannot be reproduced,” the article concludes from two studies on biomedical literature, where widespread abuse of protocols was noted, such as the failure to declare conflicts of interest. “The findings of these two studies join a long list of concerns about bias and reporting in basic research.” The authors of one study give examples, but only rely on hope that things will get better. “We hope our survey will further sensitize scientists, funders, journals and other science-related stakeholders about the need to improve these indicators,” they said. If the incentives are all selfish from natural selection, though, why get sensitive about it?Listen up, those of you who have been taught Finagle’s Law, “Science is truth! Do not be misled by facts.” The “Scientific Method” (there is no such thing; see 3/11/15) is not an impartial, impersonal knowledge generator. You can’t turn a crank and watch knowledge pop out, when the one turning the crank is a crank himself.Nothing good can come from a corrupt source. Jesus said, “A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit” (Matthew 7:18). Why, then, do any fallen individuals sometimes come up with good scientific results? For one thing, even a broken clock is right twice a day. For another, they have to pretend to do right sometimes to avoid collapsing in their own corruption. Finally, it can get painful to deny moral reality all the time.The evil trees borrow fruit from the godly trees to hang on their own branches, but it isn’t produced from their own sap. Darwin planted a lot of trees flowing with his own toxic brew of sap that permeates his fruit. Anyone who eats it is a sap himself. 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3taps Wants to Democratize the Exchange of Data

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#Data Services#news#web mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img The Web is awash in “exchange data” – from apartment listings on Craigslist to job listings on LinkedIn, Monster and Twitter. There are handcrafted goods on Etsy and real estate offerings on Zillow. But each site offers its own method for hosting similar data, with the end user left to visit each site to access it. For developers, the data is often held captive and inaccessible. Greg Kidd, founder and CEO of 3taps, argues that this data “should be available to the public” and is launching a “Data Commons” to do just that. 3taps is launching today at the Data 2.0 conference in San Francisco, offering a platform for collecting a distributing exchange data, in an attempt to “democratize the exchange space.”According to Kidd, an early investor in Twitter and advisor for mobile payment company Square, 3taps follows in the footsteps of both Twitter and Square in and effort to democratize data.“Twitter was the democratization of media, Square is the democratization of payments, we’re looking to be the democratization of exchanges,” explained Kidd.3taps, which calls itself the “one-stop data shop,” provides data from a variety of providers – Ebay, Craigslist, Twitter, Etsy, LinkedIn, Monster, Indeed, Zillow, Wikipedia, Amazon and more – which it normalizes according to category and location. This makes it possible for developers to create mash-ups using real-time exchange data, which the company says it updates at a rate of more than 100 postings per second. If you’ve ever used Craigslist to search for anything, then you know both the wonder and the pain that is the bare-bones Craigslist interface. 3taps built a new Craigslist interface, called Craiggers, using the same data but with an advanced interface as an example of what its “Data Commons” makes possible. The site offers all the benefits of Craigslist’s data without the inefficiency of its design.What does Craigslist think about this? That remains to be seen. Kidd argues that exchange data is public in just the same way that, when you see a road sign pointing to a shop down the street you can use that information to write a guide about the area. It’s public information. The same goes for publicly posted exchange data on the Internet.“Public facts are public property,” explains Kidd. “Postings of offers to exchange goods and services availed on the public Internet are intended to be widely disseminated and used. The Data Commons liberates this data from artificial confines.”3taps plans on doing all of this with a number of outbound APIs for developers to “build whatever they wish” using them. It is also in talks with API directory and provider Mashery and has just signed on Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey as an advisor.We’re expecting two things to come of this launch – hopefully, a variety of cool services and mash-ups to reinvent our interactions with exchange data and, most likely, some backlash from the companies currently hosting this “public” data. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Satara bypoll: suspense over Chavan contesting continues

first_imgSenior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan, who is being pressed by the top brass of both the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress to contest the Satara Lok Sabha by-election, on Sunday said he would announce his decision in a day or two, even as his supporters urged him to contest the Assembly polls instead.“We will come to a decision in one or two days by taking into account your wishes, by respecting the high command’s opinion as well as my own survey,” the former chief minister said at massive gathering of his supporters in Karad.The meeting had been called to discuss the opinions of Mr. Chavan’s supporters.Earlier, in emphatic representations, the Congressman’s ardent followers unanimously urged him not to contest the Satara by-election but fight and win the Karad South seat in the Assembly polls. “Karad does not wish to be indebted to the ‘kindnesses’ of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State chief Chandrakant Patil,” was the refrain of Mr. Chavan’s supporters.Mr. Chavan said, “My firm bond with Karad began in 1991 … today, our democracy, our Congress party is in danger as the BJP government is out to destroy democracy.”Mr. Chavan represented Karad thrice as MP before being elected as MLA from Karad South in the 2014 Assembly polls.Mr. Chavan accused the State government of breaking opposition parties by either misusing probe agencies or by buying out opposition leaders and MLAs. “The BJP’s plan is impose a dictatorship of a single party. They want to destroy the ideology of the Congress, but ours is the party of ideals … Karad shall be the centre of the renaissance of a new Congress,” Mr. Chavan said.According to a close aide, Mr. Chavan would be entirely dependent on the NCP for help if he chose to contest the Satara by-election, as only the Karad seat is with the Congress at the moment and the district is predominantly an NCP bastion.“Furthermore, Mr. Chavan’s work is prominent in his Assembly constituency, and people have immense respect for him as a person,” he said.Meanwhile, speaking in Mumbai, NCP State president Jayant Patil, too, acknowledged Mr. Chavan’s reluctance to contest the Satara Lok Sabha by-election.“It appears that he [Mr. Chavan] and his supporters are not very enthusiastic about him contesting the bypoll. We are holding discussions with the Congress leaders and will reach a decision soon, perhaps by Monday afternoon,” Mr. Patil said.The Satara Lok Sabha bypoll has been necessitated by the resignation of former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP from Satara, Udayanraje Bhosale, who recently switched alliances to join the BJP. The Election Commission has announced October 21 as the date of the by-election, the same day as the Assembly polls.NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who suggested Mr.Chavan’s name, does not wish to contest the bypoll.last_img read more