Half-time: Chelsea 0 Watford 0

first_imgDidier Drogba had Chelsea’s best chance in a goalless first half in the FA Cup third-round clash at Stamford Bridge.The veteran striker rose to meet Loic Remy’s cross on the half-hour mark but his effort was saved at the near post by Watford keeper Jonathan Bond.Remy, making only his fourth Blues start as one of eight changes, joined Andre Schurrle and Gary Cahill in wasting excellent chances to score.Schurrle should have found the target when Drogba controlled a long ball forward superbly and found his team-mate in acres of space inside the box.Cahill flicked over from close range with just the keeper to beat and then glanced a header wide of the far post shortly before half-time.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho handed keeper Petr Cech his eighth start of the campaign and he was called upon to stop Daniel Tozser and Troy Deeney giving Championship side Watford the lead.Youngster Kurt Zouma also made a rare start along with Felipe Luis, John Mikel Obi and Ramires, with John Terry, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard left out of the matchday squad.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill, Luis; Mikel, Ramires; Oscar, Schurrle, Remy; Drogba.Subs: Courtois, Ivanovic, Ake, Salah, Costa, Matic, Willian.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Appify: A City-by-City App Store

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts If you live in a city of reasonable size, there are probably developers who have already built mobile applications that make it easy and fun to interact with information about the place where you live. But how do you find them?Community project DIY City has announced that it will relaunch next month as Appify.com, a directory of mobile applications organized by city. Transit info and public records like restaurant health inspections or construction permits are the low hanging fruit, but apps for finding broken parking meters and tracking local politicians have already been added to the directory.I’m lucky, I live in Portland, Oregon. Portland’s transit authority has a well-stocked app store already and the city government has officially directed its agencies to open up their data to outside developers. You may have more local apps being developed in your city than you’re aware of, though.I would love to be able to go to one web page to find new and popular locally-relevent mobile apps. Appify says its site will let you find apps around you, vote on your favorites and request new types of apps you’d like to see developers build. If you’ve built an app that’s particularly associated with a location, you can submit it to Appify now in anticipation of next month’s launch. See also: Discovering Great iPhone Apps: 5 Recommendation Services Compared and Appolicious Raises $2m For iPhone App Directory (our review)center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Cartoon: Maybe Start Using Get Satisfaction, Too?

first_imgTags:#Cartoons#web More Noise to Signal. Related Posts rob cottingham 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… There’s something about the way people at the top of the heap react when they start to feel the hierarchy shift beneath their feet. It’s as though they go through four of the Kübler-Ross stages simultaneously – denial, bargaining, violent rage and depression (actually, that last one looks a lot more like self-pity). Acceptance only seems to kick in once it’s wheels-down in the luxurious-place-of-exile of the now-former dictator’s choice.With Mubarak, that process is now complete. With Ghadafi, it’s still underway – and every day, the damage to his country and people multiplies. And while the debate still rages over how large a role social media have played in the past month’s events across the Arab world, there’s no question that Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have given the rest of us a window into a remarkable period of potentially profound, historical change.If you want to see what that looks like, and you haven’t been following Andy Carvin’s Twitter feed, definitely check it out. He has been retweeting tirelessly since the early days of what many are calling the Jasmine Revolution, giving voice to an incredibly diverse range of people.last_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid boss Zidane praises Bale for derby draw

first_imgReal Madrid boss Zidane praises Bale for derby drawby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praised Gareth Bale after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid.Bale did well again, and the Frenchman did acknowledge that he was impressed by the No.11.”All of the players are with us and Gareth is doing very well,” he said.”Above all, he helps a lot in the defensive phase, and it shows that we’re more comfortable when we all defend.” Sergio Ramos had already said that Madrid were annoyed to only leave with a point, which Zidane agreed with.”I agree [with Ramos],” he said.”We deserved much more but… What I have to do is to congratulate the players.”We missed a little in attack, but we want to grow, and I have to congratulate my players.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Aboriginal Affairs lied about privacy watchdogs response to internal probe of spying

first_imgAPTN National NewsOpposition MPs pounced on the Harper government following findings by the Office of Privacy Commissioner that Aboriginal Affairs and Justice Canada officials spied on First Nations children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock.Aboriginal Affairs was also recently called out for claiming the privacy watchdog didn’t plan on opening an investigation after receiving the department’s internal investigation in Blackstock’s allegations that federal officials were spying on her.APTN’s Annette Francis has this story.last_img read more

Backpack designer Herschel Supply opening first store in Vancouvers Gastown area

first_imgVANCOUVER – Backpack and luggage company Herschel Supply Co. says it is opening its first bricks-and-mortar store in Vancouver’s Gastown district.The company says the 5,000-square-foot space in a heritage building near the waterfront will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 16.The opening represents a change in direction for Vancouver-based Herschel Supply, which has been selling its brightly coloured bags, jackets and hats online and in retail shops such as Hudson’s Bay and Nordstrom’s.Lyndon Cormack, who founded the brand in 2009 with his brother Jamie, says the store will show customers what the brand is all about: “exploration, innovation and storytelling.”It will include a family of figurative sculptures and video screens showing store guests “parallel realities” in locations around the globe.The company says its products are sold in more than 70 countries and it has over 200 employees in Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Hong Kong.Herschel takes its name from a tiny hamlet in Saskatchewan where the Cormack brothers’ great-grandparents settled from Scotland.last_img read more

Cheat arrested for forging dead mans signature

first_imgNEW DELHI: A man, in an attempt of cheating, forged the signature of a dead. But later he got caught as the date mentioned on the forged signature was of December 2009 date while the man whose signature was forged died in July 2009.A case was registered on the complaint of Dharmender Yadav, a resident of Village Kanganheri, Badu Sarai Road. He complained that the accused Sanjay forged the signature of late Bharat Lal on a receipt allegedly dated December 3, 2009, upon which the said deceased along with his brothers were shown to have received a sum of Rs. 34,50,000 for allegedly selling an agricultural land situated in the revenue state of Village Pandwala Kalan, New Delhi. Whereas, the said Bharat Lal died on July 6, 2009. The accused produced the said forged receipt before the Delhi High Court as the proof of the land deal. On April 13, in a drive to catch the absconded accused, a police team minutely scrutinized the details about him and zeroed on his possible hideouts, contacts and other details. The efforts of the police team yielded result when the team apprehended Sanjay from Old tehsil, Gurugram and booked him under section 41.1 CrPC. On further enquiry, it was learnt that a reward of Rs. 20,000 was declared upon him by the Delhi Police. “Accused Sanjay was born in Kanganheri village, New Delhi. He studied up to 12th standard. Thereafter, he started working as an accomplice to a property dealer,” said Ram Gopal Naik, DCP crime.last_img read more

Facebook to raise pay for contract workers globally

first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook has decided to raise minimum wages to its outside vendors in the US to $20 per hour, and would implement the same for contractors in other countries including in India. Content moderators and other contract workers will make at least $18 an hour, up $3 from before. The contract workers at Facebook, employed by outside vendor partners, work either part-time or full-time and provide important services across content review, security, culinary, transportation and other teams. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Facebook is currently paying a minimum of $15 per hour, a minimum 15 paid days off for holidays, sick time and vacation and for new parents who don’t receive paid leave, a $4,000 new child benefit that gives them the flexibility to take paid parental leave. “It’s become clear that $15 per hour doesn’t meet the cost of living in some of the places where we operate. This means a raise to a minimum of $20 per hour in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Washington D.C. and $18 per hour in Seattle. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The move comes after several media outlets reported on the long-term impact of working as a contract moderator for Facebook, leaving some workers with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. “We’ll be implementing these changes by mid-next year and we’re working to develop similar standards for other countries,” said Janelle Gale, Vice President of HR, and Arun Chandra, Vice President of Scaled Operations in a blog post on Monday. For workers in the US that review content on Facebook, the company said it is raising wages even more. “We’ll pay at least $22 per hour to all employees of our vendor partners based in the Bay Area, New York City and Washington, D.C.; $20 per hour to those living in Seattle; and $18 per hour in all other metro areas in the US. Facebook said it was working to make contracts across its global operations vendor partners consistent. “This includes requirements like quality-focused incentives, no sub-contracting, overtime and premiums for night shifts and weekends, and healthcare,a said Facebook.last_img read more

A life cut short dreams shattered by stray dogs in Mathura village

first_imgMathura: Seven-year-old Devki wanted to be an either doctor or engineer. She was eagerly waiting for her school to open after the summer vacations.But her life was cut short in an attack by a pack of dogs, who mauled her to death at Pisawa village in Mathura on Monday. The incident has frightened other villagers. Devki was on her way to deliver food to her father Bhoop Singh at their farm when she was mauled to death. Her inconsolable father told PTI, “I was not ready to send her to school. But she used to insist on going to school like her elder sisters. She always longed for the school dress and schoolbag. She was fond of studying. She was a sharp child.” Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”Now, she won’t be able to go to school. She hadn’t received the books and the dress from her school. All her dreams have gone with her,” said her father. A pal of gloom has descended on her village after the tragedy. Experts say such incidents take place when dogs feed on dead animals and start behaving like wolves or jackals. Animal Husbandary Department official H K Malik, said, “Earlier, forest areas had a great number of vultures, who used to feed on carcasses. Now, they are on the brink of extinction due to which stray dogs have started feeding on carcasses, behaving like wild animals. Veterinary officer of Chhata tehsil Dr Manoj Agarwal, who inspected the area on the complaint of village headman Kali Charan, said,”Our team searched for the dogs in the village but they could not be found. Possibly, they have gone deep in the forest area.” ” Till now, stray dogs used to attack blue bulls (nilgai), rabbits or peacocks. It is first such instance when they attacked a human being,” he added.last_img read more

Minister of Education said she is working to secure opportunities to access

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMinister of Education has left food for thought at the Joint Ministerial Council. The Minister of Education, the Hon. Akierra Missick has asked UK Officials to review its system and allow British Overseas Territories Citizens opportunity to access UK student loans and benefit from UK scholarship programmes. The Minister also said she is working to secure places in the UK apprenticeship programme for Turks Island students.last_img read more