Arsenal eye RB Leipzig’s Upamecano as Arteta’s first signing

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is set to receive some significant financial backing in the January transfer window. The Gunners are currently in the midst of their worst ever Premier League season and injuries have taken their toll on the squad. Centre-back Calum Chambers was the latest to suffer in the 2-1 defeat at home to Chelsea on Sunday, with the Englishman set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. But there could be a ray of hope for Gunners fans, because the board are prepared to set aside funds to bring in a new defender next month. And according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are lining up RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamencano as their first acquisition of the winter. The 21-year-old Frenchman is high on Arteta’s wish list and he would cost around £40m – which in the current market isn’t bad going for one of the world’s leading defensive prospects.Advertisement Loading… Upamecano got his big breakthrough at Leipzig’s sister team, RB Salzburg, in 2016 and has since become a mainstay in the Bundesliga side’s back-line under Julian Nagelsmann.center_img Read Also:Drogba responds to Abraham’s goal celebration against Arsenal A powerful centre-back with the ability to play the ball out from the back with ease, he looks the perfect player to slot into Arteta’s new high-energy system at Arsenal. And with just 18 months remaining on his contract at Leipzig, the German outfit would surely be inclined to sell to ensure they receive a healthy transfer fee for such a coveted player. Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RolePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Contemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locationslast_img read more

Three Magnets Brewing Company Hires Award Winning Chef Kyle Wnuk

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Three Magnets Brewing Company Three Magnets Brewing Company’s menu continues to evolve with the hiring of chef Kyle Wnuk, former chef and co-owner of Marrow in Tacoma.   Photo credit: Three Magnets Brewing CompanyChef Kyle Wnuk previously was the chef and co-owner at Marrow Kitchen and Bar. During that time, Marrow won awards such as Best Restaurant in the Weekly Volcano, Best Restaurant in the Tacoma Weekly, second place in Best New American Restaurants in Best of Western Washington/Evening Magazine, and Tacoma’s Number One Burger and Dish of the Year in the Tacoma News Tribune.Wnuk’s Menu to Debut on Monday, August 3, 2015As Three Magnets grows and matures as a restaurant, the menu will continue be a natural progression that sticks to its roots – gourmet housemade food served in a casual environment at approachable prices. With a baker, butcher, chef, brewer, and soda maker on staff, and by sourcing locally when possible, you can be sure to eat wholesome foods like your grandparents used to eat.Growing off of existing menu items such as the Jamburger and Lamburger, Wnuk’s expertise will turn the Olympia food scene on end by adding more fresh seafood options, terrestrial charcuterie, aquatic charcuterie, cheese plates, and oysters on the half shell. Over time, the menu will continue to have incremental changes, with quarterly overhauls to stay current with seasonal availability of product.In addition to the menu changes, Wnuk will be rolling out a separate lunch menu, with lighter fare items designed for those on the fly. The lunch menu will be in effect Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the regular menu available Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to close, and Saturday and Sunday open to close.Introducing “Chef and Brewer’s Dinners”Wnuk will partner with Head Brewer Patrick Jansen to create monthly dinners with beer pairings. The dinners will be held in the barrel room, and have a limited number of tickets available (discounted for Supporters Club members). The first dinner open to the public will be in September. Follow Three Magnets on Facebook for more details: Three Magnets Brewing CompanyThree Magnets Brewing Company is a 15 barrel brewery and restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Olympia, that self-distributes to Olympia area bars and restaurants and hand-picked locations outside of Olympia that take pride in offering quality beer. Three Magnets partners with local vendors such as Helsing Junction Farms, Calliope Farms, Wobbly Cart Farms, Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, Taylor Shellfish and Tunawerth Creamery. Three Magnets is owned and operated by Sara and Nathan Reilly, owners of Darby’s Café.last_img read more

Wildcats open season with sweep of Cougars

first_imgTeam B.C. players Aimee DiBella of Nelson and Cranbrook’s Daley Oddy each scored twice to lead Kootenay to the victory in game one. Shannon Hall of Rock Creek added two assists for Kootenay. The Wildcats held period leads of 1-0 and 2-0.Brianne Burns was outstanding for Kootenay in goal, including stopping a penalty shot in the second period.In game two, Jordyn Lee of Cranbrook opened the scoring before the Cougars tied the game.Oddy scored the winner in the third, converting her own rebound following a breakaway.“The Prince George (goal)tender played brilliant in both games as did Brianne Burns for us, who was exceptional as well,” said DiBella, adding Kootenay dominated the play against the Cougars.The Wildcats return to action next weekend when Vancouver Fusion travels to Nelson for a two-game set.Game one of the two-game set against Vancouver Fusion goes Saturday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the NDCC Arena. Game two is slated for Sunday, October 17 at 9 a.m.OVERTIME: The Wildcats play host to the first mini-tournament weekend October 23-24 at the NDCC and Civic Centre Arenas. All teams in the league will be in Nelson for the weekend. Kootenay plays Fraser Valley Phantom, Okanagan Rockets and Prince George. [email protected] By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsA 13-plus hour bus ride definitely didn’t have any affect on the Kootenay Wildcats as the squad posted a weekend sweep of the Prince George Cougars in B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA League action last weekend in Northern B.C.The Cats knocked off Prince George Cougars 4-1 and 2-1 to jump out to the early league in league standings.“Both games were very spirited high tempo affairs,” said Kootenay head coach Mario DiBella. “Our team played well, worked hard and showed tremendous discipline with a PG team that were (very) physical.”After thumping the Cougars in an exhibition game 7-4, the teams got down to business.last_img read more

No medals, but Neptunes back home with plenty to brag about

first_imgMore over big city teams, the Neptunes are in town.The Heritage City squad did not disappoint the coaching staff as the swimmers pushed the big dogs of the province at the recent 2011 B.C. Swim Association Championships held last week in Richmond.“As a region we got 20 medals all together which is awesome,” Neptune pool boss Michelle Lorusso told The Nelson Daily upon the team’s return.“It is always hard to go down to the coast and compete against the other regions (because they have) much more competition than (here) in the Kootenays for some of these kids.”Headlining the Neptunes run were Samuel Matthew and Rebecca Afford. Both swimmers registered eighth-place finishes — Matthew in 50-meter breaststroke and Afford in 100-meter breaststroke.Matthew also recorded a 13th place in 100-meter individual medley.Other Neptune results had Melissa Afford 15th in the 50 meter butterfly; high-flyer Kiandra McLaren 14th in 100 meter breaststroke and Jakob Brager 12th in 50-meter-freestyle.”I feel that our swimmers finished the season well with most achieving their goal (of best times) or making it into finals/consolations,” said Lorusso.“Quality over quantity seemed to be our theme this season, and our team really impressed all the coaches this summer and proved that.”The championships in Richmond conclude the summer season for the Neptunes.Some swimmers will head off to the high school circuit while others may try the winter swim [email protected]last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgNadal sets up Hamburg Open final against Fognini HAMBURG, Germany (AP): Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dismissed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Hamburg Open final against Fabio Fognini today. The fourth-seeded Fogini beat qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3) after saving a set point in the second set. Nadal is looking to extend his streak of having won at least one European clay court title every year since 2004. The former No. 1 has dropped to 10th in the rankings and is playing his first tournament since losing in the second round of Wimbledon. He won in Hamburg in 2008, the last time he played in the clay-court event. Nadal served a double-fault at match point in the seventh game before breaking serve in the next to win. He holds a 4-2 career edge over Fognini, the 2013 Hamburg champion. British swimmer in fight for world record ratification KAZAN, Russia (AP): Nearly a year later, British swimmer Adam Peaty’s world record in the 50-metre breaststroke isn’t ratified. Records usually take weeks to be made official, but Peaty’s mark of 26.62 seconds at the European Championships in Berlin last August hasn’t been approved by FINA because he was not tested at the time for the blood-booster EPO. It was a simple administrative error because a box was not checked on the drug-testing form, FINA honorary secretary Paolo Barelli, who is in charge of the issue, told The Associated Press. “The form for world records includes a test for EPO,” Barelli said. “The lab analysis performed in Germany didn’t do it because there wasn’t an ‘X’ on the tiny box for EPO.” Barelli suggested that British Swimming should appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “They have every reason to,” Barelli said. “It’s not the British federation’s or the kid’s fault. It was an administrative error.” Akram: Politics should not stop Pakistan-India series ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan great Wasim Akram insisted yesterday that politics should not affect his country’s cricketing ties with India. “Sports should not be mixed with politics,” said Akram, who took 414 Test wickets with his hostile left-arm swing and also scored three test centuries. Pakistan plan to host a three-Test series against its Asian neighbours and rivals in the United Arab Emirates in December. If it takes place, that will be the two countries’ first Test matches against each other since 2007, when India won a three-match series 1-0. Anurag Thakur, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has cast doubt on the series. Akram said the Pakistan team was treated well on a tour of India in 1999 despite restrictions. “We stayed in hotels and we were not allowed to go outside,” Akram said in Karachi. “At that time there was politics too, but it should not be mixed with sport.” Tig, Gasparyan reach first WTA final in Baku BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP): Patricia Maria Tig of Romania and Margarita Gasparyan of Russia both reached their first career WTA final yesterday after upsetting the two top-seeded players at the Baku Cup. Tig ousted No. 1-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to extend her surprising run at the tournament, while Gasparyan beat No. 2 Karin Knapp of Italy 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. The 154th-ranked Tig had never been past the second round of a WTA tournament before this week. Gasparyan had not won a WTA match this year before coming to Baku, but had not dropped a set here before the semi-finals.last_img read more

Latest: Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 0 – Oscar puts Blues in front

first_imgOscar netted his second goal in as many games to give Chelsea an early lead at Stamford Bridge.The diminutive Brazilian, who replaced the injured Ramires in the only change from last weekend’s draw at Manchester City, struck the winner against Bolton in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup clash and slotted home in the seventh minute against Villa.Willian was the architect, forcing a save from Villa keeper Brad Guzan before squaring it for his unmarked compatriot.It was the first chance of a fairly low-key opening, which has seen Chelsea probe while Villa look to hit on the counter-attack.Willian also went close as he outpaced Nathan Baker but the defender did enough to deflect the lively midfielder’s effort into the side netting.Villa’s best chance of the first 20 minutes came when Chelsea failed to clear a corner and Aly Cissokho hooked just wide of the post.Diego Costa, starting despite ongoing concerns over a niggling injury, has largely been a peripheral figure, with most of Chelsea’s attacks going through the two Brazilians, Eden Hazard and the supporting Branislav Ivanovic. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Plant Intranet Seen in Action

first_imgHow do roots respond to what the top of the plant experiences?  With an elaborate communication system resembling email.The authors of a paper in Science Magazine don’t use the words email or intranet, but the signaling system they describe fits that description:Nitrogen (N) is a critical nutrient for plants but is often distributed unevenly in the soil. Plants therefore have evolved a systemic mechanism by which N starvation on one side of the root system leads to a compensatory and increased nitrate uptake on the other side. Here, we study the molecular systems that support perception of N and the long-distance signaling needed to alter root development. Rootlets starved of N secrete small peptides that are translocated to the shoot and received by two leucine-rich repeat receptor kinases (LRR-RKs). Arabidopsis plants deficient in this pathway show growth retardation accompanied with N-deficiency symptoms. Thus, signaling from the root to the shoot helps the plant adapt to fluctuations in local N availability.These small peptides, in other words, provide information sent from the roots to the growing shoots at the top of the plant.  But that’s not all; the shoot responds to its email with a message back down to the roots.  Bisseling and Scheres describe this communication network in a Perspective article in Science:Therefore, plants integrate local and global nutrient cues to spend resources efficiently. On page 343 in this issue, Tabata et al. (1) identify a peptide signaling mechanism by which the root locally senses N limitation in the soil, and communicates with the shoot, which then signals back to the root to stimulate lateral root growth in regions with a high nitrate content to facilitate nitrate uptake.The system presupposes that cells in the shoot can “read” the peptide, understand it, and respond appropriately. Ditto for the reader down underground.Scientists cannot yet “read” the email messages.  “The nature of the signal from the shoot that triggers lateral root foraging behavior in the +N compartment remains to be resolved,” Bisseling and Scheres state.  But like watching two parties communicate in a foreign language and then respond with actions, the scientists can tell that communication is occurring.   It’s not sentient communication, as with human verbal communication.  It’s more like computer language: preprogrammed, digital, and responsive.  A designer would look at this and say, “Aha!”From an engineering perspective, it makes perfect sense to decide centrally (in the shoot) whether the overall nutrient status is adequate, and then send systemic signals to stimulate growth everywhere except where the local inhibition system is active.The Japanese team provides more evidence of an intranet.  The system looks like one office communicating both with itself and with distant departments of the company:Nitrate uptake systems are under control by both cell-autonomous local signaling triggered by nitrate itself and systemic long-distance signaling that transduces external and internal N status across spatially distant root compartments.By blocking the return email, the researchers figured they could learn whether the signals are necessary.  Indeed, they were.  By mutating the CEP gene that codes the emails, the plants became nitrogen starved. “These phenotypic and transcriptional analyses suggest that CEP signaling is likely to underlie N starvation responses and, accordingly, its overactivation or blockage leads to pleiotropic developmental effects in both roots and shoots.”This is another example of intra-plant communication that has been coming to light over the last few decades.  “Small molecules such as secreted peptides can mediate long-distance signaling,” the authors say.  The peptide messages, moreover, are preprogrammed in DNA: “The genes that encode small peptide signals are often parts of large families of genes with overlapping and redundant functions.”Although they tested their hypothesis with a lab plant, the system they described is operative throughout the plant world.  This means that a needle on a giant redwood hundreds of feet in the sky is capable to communicating, in principle with its roots underground.  A plant may not be able to walk around, but its intranet and email system gives it a sophisticated way to respond to changing conditions in a holistic way:Plants, as sessile organisms, continuously face a complex array of environmental fluctuations and have evolved sophisticated responses to cope with them. Given that CEP family peptides are conserved throughout vascular plants except for ferns, peptide-mediated root-to-shoot-to-root long-distance signaling is likely to be a general strategy employed by all higher plants for environmental adaptation.It seems odd to claim that plants “have evolved sophisticated responses‘, given that the peptides they studied “are conserved” (i.e., unevolved) throughout the plant kingdom.  The researchers never got around to explaining how this evolution happened.  Would a blind, unguided process produce a “sophisticated” anything, especially one that is functionally effective and information-rich?We’ve been reporting on this phenomenon since 2001 (see links in 4/26/07 entry).  Isn’t this great?  It’s exciting to think that your potted plant has its own intranet and email system!  Tell your office friends about it at the water cooler if there is a potted plant nearby.  Tell your kids about it on the nature trail.The evolution-talk is so useless (see 10/19/14).  Secular scientists have a bad habit of claiming that things “have evolved,” no matter how complex the system under consideration. It’s even worse when they say that plants “have evolved… to” do something.  That’s nonsense in Darwinian theory; nothing “evolves to” reach a goal.  Darwinism is a restatement of the Stuff Happens Law.  Nothing happens “for the purpose of” anything else.  Darwin was supposed to rid biology of teleology, remember?Look: the system is composed of multiple interacting parts (irreducibly complex), and it involves signaling for a function (complex specified information).  These are the hallmarks of intelligent design.  Both parties, root and shoot, have to know the language and the protocol; they use a language convention.  What if the root sent a message to the shoot, and the shoot responded with gobbledygook?  The entire system has to work, or else nothing works.  Every case of a language convention used for signal and response in which we know the origin of the system is the result of intelligent causes.Having dismissed the illogic of evolutionary theory, can we now step back and enjoy the wonder of what science has discovered about plants?  They have an intranet!  They use email!  The proper response should be joy, wisdom, and worship for the Creator who told us that He made these marvels on the third day of creation (Genesis 1:11-13).  Doesn’t it make sense that the God who communicates within Himself in the persons of the Trinity and with His creation would design beings capable of communication?  It makes perfect sense.  Science should have been looking for this.  The Bible presaged it by stating, “In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1).  The Word is a Person who communicates, giving light to every man.Incidentally, William Dembski has a new book out this month, Being as Communion, in which he makes a rigorous case for including “information” as the fundamental entity in the universe (see his video clips on the website).  It should be an interesting read.  After The Design Inference and No Free Lunch, it’s his third major treatise making the philosophical case for intelligent design (see Evolution News & Views).  As a mathematician and philosopher, Dembski brings exceptional scholarship to the design debate.  His strength is in making the case for ID robust against all possible criticisms from evolutionists and secular materialists.  As important as the bare-bones case for ID is philosophically and academically, it cannot heal the soul.  The late creation scientist A. E. Wilder-Smith (also a scholar with three earned PhD’s) also taught that information is a fundamental entity in the universe, but as a joyful, devout Christian, he used his scholarly logic to preach the gospel.  If ID doesn’t get you to the God who made you, it leaves you incomplete, unfulfilled, and lost in a silent universe.  Communicate with your Creator today.  He sent you the message; now it’s your turn to respond. (Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Hunter in historic Tour win

first_img20 July 2007Robert Hunter became the first South African to win a stage of the world’s greatest cycling race when he sprinted to victory on the eleventh stage of the Tour de France in Montpellier on Thursday.It was a second stage win in three days for Team Barloworld, the first South African-sponsored team to contest the Tour de France, following Tuesday’s victory by Juan Mauricio Soler.Hunter was strongly supported by his team on a day in which strong side winds helped split the field as Team Astana attacked strongly when it became clear that French champion Christophe Moreau was struggling. Those tactics worked as Moreau fell from sixth to twelfth in the overall standings, but Hunter’s team gave him all the support he needed in difficult conditions.The finishAs the leaders headed towards the finish line, Hunter was well positioned near the front of the pack, along with a number of other sprinters.With 900 metres to go, however, points leader Tom Boonen, New Zealander Julian Dean, and Fred Rodriguez of Predictor-Lotto were all halted as they failed to negotiate a sweeping right hand corner, with Boonen forced to stop and Dean and Rodriguez crashing.The South African star avoided the pile-up and remained in a good position. Then, with about 350 metres to go, he swung out wide to the left and charged for home. It seemed he had gone too early, but Hunter opened a decent gap on the chasing pack.Back they came at him, but the Barloworld sprinter had done enough, crossing the line a wheel ahead of Fabian Cancellara to secure the biggest win of his career. Letting out a yell of delight, Hunter clenched his fists, pumping the air as he celebrated the win.Punching above their weightIn the post-race interview, Hunter said it was difficult to describe his feelings because he had no words, but his wide smile spoke volumes.He praised his teammates for the part they played in his victory, noting that although Team Barloworld is a small team when compared to some of the big Pro Tour outfits, they have been punching above their weight.Indeed, following his win, Hunter is up to second in the sprinters’ standings – the competition for the green jersey – while Juan Mauricio Soler is second in the king of the mountains standings, the competition for the polka dot jersey. There are plenty of big teams that are not in the running at all and who have not won a stage.‘Makes all the years worth it’Writing on his website, Hunter said: “This makes all the years worth it. Thanks for everything, but more than anything thanks for being my mate.“This is a victory I have been looking for for over six years and, I guess it’s true, the more you wait for something the more you appreciate it. I gotta say I hope it shows everybody back in SA that anything can be achieved if you try hard enough and give it your all.“More than anything, I hope this causes a wave of interest in the sport ’cause I know how much talent there is back home and I’m sure there plenty of young guys that can achieve the same and more.”‘A big jump’In a story posted on Team Barloworld’s website, Hunter said: “Ten years ago I moved to Europe from SA. It was a big jump at the time, but today many things have changed and cycling, and sport in general, moved many steps ahead in my country.“I’m really proud to represent a team supported by an important South African company. Now we deserve more respect, we are a great professional team, and I’m sure we’ll become one of the best teams all over the world in the next few years.”For the team’s directeur sportif, Valerio Tebaldi, who also won a stage of the Tour in Montpellier 18 years previously, it was an opportunity to relive a great day.“For me,” Tebaldi told the Team Barloworld website, “it was like watching a movie again, the same setting, the same feeling as 18 years ago. On Tuesday, when Soler won, I was about to cry, today I have a stomach-ache for too much happiness.”Reward for the sponsorsBarloworld became the sponsor of the team five years ago and, with the team having been invited to the Tour de France this year, the company is being well rewarded. Its name has become well known, thanks to the superb performances of their multinational collection of cyclists.The highly respected Tour de France commentary team of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin summed up the impact Barloworld has made on the Tour de France by calling the team one of the stories of this year’s event.Summing up the outfit’s extraordinary showing in the Tour de France, Tebaldi commented: “I’m tasting a lot of extraordinary emotions, day after day. We have just won twice. Both Mauricio and Rob expressed two amazing performances in this Tour de France.“Here we are on the spots, two stages already in our pocket, several good placements, ranked second in points and climbers’ classifications.“Who could have imagined so much?” Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Semantic Bookmarking Service Faviki Finally Usable Thanks to Delicious Import

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#Semantic Web#Social Bookmarking#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit sarah perez Common Tags are a new open tagging format introduced this year which help eliminate some of the problems inherent in user-generated tagging systems. Prior to common tags, users could create a number of different tags that mean the same thing. For example, “new_york” and “nyc” could both mean the New York, the city. Also, there is the problem of one tag that refers to different things such as “jaguar” the animal and “jaguar” the car. With the new standardized format, tags are linked to concepts complete with metadata and their own URLs. That way, “new_york” and “nyc” would both be known to mean the same thing and an article about an animal tagged “jaguar” would link back to the concept for the animal. The metadata in these “concepts” provides additional information about the item being tagged, too. For example, a tag for “obama” would be linked to a concept which indicates that he’s the President of the U.S. and married to Michelle Obama. After Faviki suggests the appropriate common tags for each link being imported, you can make corrections and suggestions as you see fit. Also, if any of your own Delicious tags don’t resolve to a common tag, you don’t have to fix that issue before import. Instead, the next time you go to use that particular tag, Faviki will prompt you to define it then. Automatic Posting to Delicious and TwitterAnother nice feature in today’s upgrade is that you can continue to use the Delicious service to complement Faviki. Through automatic posting settings, your bookmarks tagged in Faviki will copy over to Delicious. Not only that, but you can continue to use your Delicious tags, too, once they’re mapped to common tags after import. Twitter posting is also supported as of now. While this update is a relatively minor one, it was a much-needed feature in order to get users to make the big switch from one service to the next. Now that we don’t have to abandon our bookmarks – and can even still use Delicious if desired – Faviki looks a lot more appealing. Related Posts When we first came across Faviki back in 2008, we were intrigued by the concept of a social bookmarking service built using semantic tagging capabilities. Instead of organizing bookmarks based on user-created tags, Faviki tags come from structured information extracted from Wikipedia. After Faviki’s update earlier this year which improved the tagging process and introduced OpenID support, we again wanted to make the move to this semantic web-based service. There was just one thing standing in our way: no bookmark import feature. Unfortunately, until now, the only way to use Faviki involved abandoning your extensive bookmark collection and starting fresh. Today, things have changed. Faviki has, at long last, added a Delicious import feature.While at the moment, the bookmarking import feature only supports Delicious users and not other popular bookmarking tools like Diigo, Delicious is still the largest and most heavily used of the social bookmarking services available today…at least among those who still collect and save websites for future reference.Delicious Import and Common TagsWith the new semi-automatic Delicious import feature, Faviki users can enter in their Delicious information and the service will import their saved sites. However, before the import is initiated, Faviki displays a list of sites along with suggestions of “Common Tags.” Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Priyanka seeks probe into Navodaya school student death in U.P.

first_imgCongress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to order an inquiry into the alleged suicide of a school student in the State.“The body of the student was found in her hostel room in mysterious circumstances. It bore injuries, but no post-mortem was done. Her family has said the girl was murdered,” Ms. Vadra said in a November 28 letter to the Chief Minister.On September 16, the body was found hanging from the ceiling of her hostel room. The police said a suicide note, found in the room, read that she was taking the extreme step as her room-mates had publicly humiliated her over the theft of some snacks.However, her father filed a complaint against the school principal, the hostel warden and two students, alleging that his daughter was murdered.Ms. Vadra said the family had the right to know the action taken. “They have every right to know what had happened to their daughter and who all were involved. Is the administration trying to shield someone,” she asked.“To ensure the safety of girls, it is important that action be taken in this matter,” she added.Ms. Vadra’s letter came after Congress leader Jitin Prasada visited the family on November 19 and demanded an inquiry.last_img read more