Investigation launched after Leeds U23s ‘friendly’ ends in mass brawl

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgRhyl FC have launched an investigation after a friendly with Leeds United’s Under-23s side was abandoned in the second-half following a mass brawl.Video footage appeared online on Tuesday night showing a melee involving both sides, with punches being thrown.Leeds were reported to have then left the field and the game was called off with the game goalless.A video posted on social media appeared to show 32-year-old Rhyl defender Tony Davies (No.4) aiming punches at Leeds players. Welsh club said in a statement: “Following the abandonment of the friendly match between Rhyl FC and a Leeds United XI this evening (21st November) the club will now launch an internal investigation into the incidents which resulted in the match being halted during the second half.“The club will issue no further statement until the completion of this work.”Leeds Under-23s coach Carlos Corberan later defended his players and it is understood the Spaniard withdrew them from the game to safeguard them from injury.“We will always represent Leeds United with the correct behaviours and values respecting the opponent and the football rules,” Corberan said on his Twitter site.“[I’m] proud of the players in the way they conducted themselves.” 1last_img read more

Man pleads not guilty in death of UCSB student

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_imgA 21-year-old Canoga Park man pleaded not guilty Thursday in the stabbing death of a UCSB student. Lawrence Davila was arrested last month in the June 24 stabbing slaying of David De A’Morelli, 26, a student at University of California, Santa Barbara. Davila told detectives he had a chance encounter with De A’Morelli just after midnight in the 10500 block of Lindley Avenue in Granada Hills, where De A’Morelli had been visiting a friend. The two, who did not know each other, began talking, and De A’Morelli became agitated, Davila told police. Fearing for his life, Davila has said he pulled out a knife and stabbed De A’Morelli six times before jumping into a friend’s truck and fleeing. He did not summon police. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.De A’Morelli died 20 minutes later. “The evidence will show he is guilty of murder,” Deputy District Attorney Lou Holtz Jr. said Thursday. There was no evidence of a struggle, and De A’Morelli’s father, Richard, claims his son’s laptop was missing from his truck. Richard De A’Morelli is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of his son’s computer, a Hewlett Packard DV-4030 Pavilion Notebook, serial number CNE5110B1V. Anyone with information about the case can call Los Angeles Police Department Detective John Doerbecker at (818) 832-0556. (818) 713-3634160Want 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


Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_imgEnergia is completing the final stages of construction at its new 10 megawatt (MW) windfarm in Corkermore in south Donegal.The green electricity generated by the plant will be supplied to businesses across Ireland by competitive energy provider Energia.The 10MW of power generated at Corkermore will be generated by 5 state-of-the-art Gamesa wind-powered turbines. Each turbine has a tower height of 60 metres, a blade diameter measuring 80 metres, and has the capacity to produce 2,000kW of green electricity.Energia is a leading all-island player in the provision of renewable power and has been one of the most significant contributors to Ireland’s renewable targets.The company currently has over 300MW of operational windfarms, and a further 540MW in development.They have also successfully completed a number of financing rounds for new facilities, including securing over €115m in funding for over 100MW of renewable asset development. Peter Baillie, Managing Director Energia Renewables, commented; “Our new windfarm at Corkermore is a win both nationally and locally.“Nationally, it will move Ireland a little closer to achieving its target of generating 40% of national supply from renewable sources by 2020. Locally, it means a boost for investment and jobs in the surrounding area in South Donegal, as well as increased rates for Donegal County Council.“The local communities are also benefitting from infrastructure improvements, income for Killybegs Port,  rental income for the landowners, supply of materials and plant hire as well as hotels and guesthouses providing  hospitality to the construction workers.“Developing a project like this involves many stakeholders, both individual and  statutory  and Energia appreciates the co-operation and assistance from all stakeholders involved.“Energia is proud to be one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s renewable targets and one of the largest investors in the renewable sector. We currently have 174 MW of directly-owned renewable generating assets either fully on-grid or coming on stream on an all-island basis. “By 2012, the company will supply over 840MW of Ireland’s renewable power, or around 25% of the Irish renewable market.”Energia has a 28% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 65,000 business customers.endsNEW DONEGAL WINDFARM WILL SAVE 15,000 TONNES OF CO2 A YEAR was last modified: April 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Police briefs: man allegedly tries to steal from Chatham Sobeys

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgA 31-year-old Chatham man was arrested on Monday after allegedly trying to leave the Sobeys on Park Avenue West without paying for his items. He faces one count of theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.He was released on a promise to appear with a future court date.Warrants issuedA 52-year-old Blenheim man was arrested on Monday for an outstanding first-instance warrant for breach of probation. Chatham-Kent police located him just before 10 a.m. and he was in custody pending a bail hearing.A 40-year-old Chatham man was arrested around 7:30 a.m. on Monday for failing to comply with recognizance after a warrant was issued for his arrest on July 4 because he violated his curfew conditions.Vehicle collides with deerA vehicle collided with a deer while travelling south on Merlin Line around 6 a.m. on Monday. The driver was uninjured, but the deer died on impact.The damage was estimated at around $3,000.last_img read more

Spencer has four finish in top six at Northern Badger Wrestling Classic

Posted On Dec 20 2019 by

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterRIVER FALLS — Spencer had four top-six finishes and placed third out of 14 teams in the Division 3 standings at the two-day Northern Badger Wrestling Classic on Monday and Tuesday at River Falls High School.The Rockets finished with 157 points to take third in Division 3. Boyceville won D-3 team standings with 298.5 points. Clear Lake took second with 214.Sparta won the Division 1 team standings, and Spring Valley/Elmwood was first in Division 2.Tyler Voda took fourth for the Rockets’ best finish. Voda (12-9) reached the semifinals before being pinned in two straight matches to take fourth at 195 pounds.Hunter Luepke was fifth at 182 pounds, and Daniel Wilke also took fifth at 138 for Spencer.Wilke (20-3) won the fifth-place match 6-4 over Brett Vonruden of Sparta.Luepke lost a quarterfinal at 182 before rallying to win three matches in a row. Luepke defeated Walker Polhamus of Sparta with a pin in 3:46 in the fifth-place match.Zach Schneider was sixth at 170, Nathan Neumann was ninth at 145, and Dominick Wichlacz was 12th at 106 to place for the Rockets.Spencer will be off until Jan. 10 when it competes at the Merrill Invitational.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of read more

SA, Russia eye fisheries cooperation

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img27 March 2013 South Africa and Russia have signed a statement of intent on cooperation in fisheries. The agreement was one of nine signed between ministers from the two countries in a ceremony in Durban on Tuesday marking Russian President Vladimir Putin’s second official visit to South Africa. Putin is in South Africa to attend the 5th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, which got under way on Tuesday. “As South Africa hosts the 5th Brics summit, there is mounting pressure on us to not just have a talk shop,” said Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. “We have to gear our energy towards ensuring that the agreements that we sign among our partners will be converted into action.” Joemat-Pettersson said the fisheries agreement would benefit South Africa in a number of ways, including building the country’s human capital through training, and combating poaching, which has “major repercussions for the sustainability of our resources”. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said the statement of intent “recognises the importance of technical and economic cooperation among developing countries through the exchange of information, experience and research in the field of fisheries”. Currently, South Africa exports no fisheries products to Russia, despite fisheries being a major contributor to the country’s economy. Addressing the media following his meeting with President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, Putin noted that intra-trade between South Africa and Russia had increased by 66.3 percent in 2012. In 2011, total trade turnover between South Africa and the Russian Federation increased by 6.42% in 2009, from US$484-million to $517-million. Source: read more

Newspaper Company Wants to Gain Back Readers By Printing Customized Papers

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts frederic lardinois CC-licensed image of dead trees used courtesy of Flickr users piglicker.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The newspaper business is clearly not doing so well these days. Now, the MediaNews Group, which, among many others, owns the Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News, and Oakland Tribune, is trying to revive its business by going back to an old idea that didn’t work in the past and surely won’t work in the future: individualized, printed newspapers that users can print out at home with a proprietary printer. Party Like It’s 1939Newspapers have always looked for alternative distribution mechanisms, and Popular Mechanics reports that as early as in 1939 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tested the idea of electronically sending newspapers to customers’ homes. Martin Langeveld discusses the history – and failure – of personalized and faxed newspapers on the Nieman Journalism Lab blog in some more detail. Giving Readers a ChoiceMediaNews’ Peter R. Vandevanter, however, seems completely unmoved by the earlier failures of this idea. In an interview with the New York Times, he argues that “individuated news” – MediaNews’ trademarked term for this idea – will give readers the ability to “decide what they want to read and on what platform.” Of course, readers already have this choice, and, in large numbers, they have made the choice that print is not the medium they are interested in. We also can’t imagine that too many readers would want to have yet another printer at home that is dedicated to nothing else but printing the morning paper.As Andrew Smith of the Dallas Morning News argues, all newspapers have to do is simply provide readers with customized feeds for their online readers. Then, if you really want to print your individualized newspaper, you could just use a free tool like FeedJournal  – and you don’t even have to put yet another proprietary device into your house. Of course, if you already use Google Reader and you want a magazine-style feed reader that you can use to read on your screen, Feedly is the way to go. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

3 Ways Internet Of Things Works On Your Phone

Posted On Dec 16 2019 by

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement When we write about Internet of Things we explain the latest in futuristic “sense and share” devices for your clothes, homes and cars. Yet when it comes to modern mobile, we don’t need to focus so much on what can be done in the future as much as what can be done right now. Our phones’ ability to “sense and share” is well established. Explaining what your phone can currently do is an ideal way to explain what everyday objects will be able to do once they become Internet of Things objects.At a recent Google summit on wireless sensors, Deborah Estin, director of the Center for Embedded Network Sensing at UCLA spoke of three simple ways our phones already work the way the future Internet of Things will work. Estin’s presentation, Participatory Sensing: An Emerging Driver For The Multidimensional Internet, explains what we’ll one day be able to do for not only our own health but for the health of the world we live in.IoT Waste ManagementThe first project Estin explained is about how UCLA investigated garbage on campus by getting students to use their phones to take pictures of garbage cans, then geo-tagging and loading images to Flickr. With this system the school learned where it needed more trash and recycling bins, as well as how the flow of garbage changed over the academic year. IoT for Personal HealthUsing a phone to track what you eat is not exciting or futuristic. Yet what if that data was working for you online and it suggested nearby locations for healthy food it knew you liked? This project currently only exists as a way for your phone to regularly ask what you eat and then store the information online in a secure way. But in time your phone will read RFID tags so you can be alerted to stores that feature foods tailored to your dietary needs. IoT for Environmental HazardsThe third project gathers your daily location data and cross references it with air pollution reports. As air pollution monitoring in the Los Angeles Basin becomes more sophisticated, so too does your awareness of your own health. This system of data gathering is what Estin calls a Personal Environmental Impact Report. This leads to more accurate data to review with your doctor if you’re in need of diagnosis or treatment. These sensors systems that are currently in your phone will soon be everywhere. Now more than ever the need for open-source standards is a necessity. If we’re ever to feel comfortable about more and more machines monitoring us, we have to be sure that the machines don’t violate our rights. We need as much transparency as possible as to how we share control of all these machines.Photo from Wikicommons Tags:#Internet of Things#mobile#web Related Posts deane rimermancenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Why Reddit’s Founder was “Terrified” to Launch New Startup, Hipmunk

Posted On Dec 16 2019 by

first_imgFive years ago, Steve Huffman was another young entrepreneurial mind chomping at the bit to launch his very own startup. After taking a train from Virginia to Boston to see Paul Graham speak at Harvard in 2005, Huffman and his partner Alexis Ohanian eventually joined the very first class of Y Combinator. Later that summer, Reddit was born. Now, in 2010, Huffman is taking a stab at his second startup, Hipmunk, and today I had the chance to chat with him about what he has learned from the last five years and why launching his latest project “terrified” him.Reddit wasn’t even Huffman and Ohanian’s original idea. In fact, their idea for ordering food from cell phones was rejected by Y Combinator. Graham liked the pair so much, however, that he invited them back to try again with a new idea – a testament to the value of people over ideas. Huffman says this is “a mantra of Y Combinator,” as many companies change their original ideas several times. Huffman’s newest venture, Hipmunk, aims to eliminate the pain and headaches that are associated with online flight searches, he says. No fancy algorithms or bidding on tickets – Hipmunk is just a simplified user-friendly interface for finding the best flights to get from point A to point B. Sometimes the best startup ideas aren’t entirely revolutionary new concepts, but are as simple as cleaning up someone else’s mess.While his reputation has helped the startup secure funding from both Y Combinator and a group of angels including Ron Conway, Huffman says being a second-time entrepreneur also has it’s drawbacks.“I almost threw up just before we launched because I had a lot more to lose in terms of reputation. I was terrified,” Huffman told ReadWriteWeb. “If you’re coming out of college, you’ve got nothing to lose. Whether you succeed or fail, you’re going to learn a ton, and you can only improve.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market chris cameron A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Having previous experience and notoriety has certainly helped the company get off the ground, but Huffman says lessons and skills learned from his Reddit days have given the startup its greatest boost.Reddit was originally coded using Lisp and launched on just a single server, he says. Switching to Python and getting the service to run from multiple servers was no small task, he adds. This time around, Hipmunk is “like Reddit version 6,” as it was built using similar Python infrastructures and launched on 16 servers, says Huffman.“This project has gone a lot more smoothly that Reddit did,” he says. “I’m playing the same role as lead developer and product guy, but I’m a lot better at it than I was then. The development and deployment have both been a lot smoother.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Interviews#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Marriott Will Let You Use Your Own Wi-Fi, Like It’s Doing You A Favor

Posted On Dec 15 2019 by

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#FCC#Federal Communications Commission#Hotels#Internet access#Marriott#personal hotspots#Wi-Fi#wireless spectrum Marriott hotels will no longer interfere with their guests’ personal Wi-Fi hotspots, the hotel chain announced Wednesday. That includes within the confines of the company’s lucrative convention and trade-show spaces, where it’s charged attendees anywhere between $250 and $1,000 per device for Internet access.“Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed hotels,” the company posted in the news center on its website.  See also: How This Hotel Made Sure Your Wi-Fi Hotspot SuckedOf course, hearing your customers gets a whole lot easier when blocking Wi-Fi access results in hefty fines, something Marriott knows about first hand. The hotel chain paid out $600,000 to the Federal Trade Commission in October, after customers complained about blocked Wi-Fi at its Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville.Prior to receiving the fine, Marriott and the American Hotel & Lodging Association trade group joined forces to file a petition asking for FCC-approved permission to block Wi-Fi access on hotel properties. Marriott attempted to “clarify” its intentions earlier in January, no doubt inspired by the ongoing stink raised by Internet companies and consumer rights groups. Marriott Cares About You—ReallyAccording to Marriott’s New Year’s statement, guest safety was the hotel chain’s primary concern. The hotel chain said it welcomed guests to use their Internet connectivity devices while in the privacy of their rooms. Those used in its public spaces during events however, “pose a security threat to meeting or conference attendees or cause interference to the conference guest wireless network,” the company said.  Large gatherings of corporate and government officials are inviting to cyber spies, security experts have found. Bad guys do use deceptively named Wi-Fi networks and false software updates to trick hotel guests into exposing their computers. These malefactors, however, are usually exploiting vulnerabilities within hotel networks and the gullibility of uneducated Internet users. So Marriott’s argument against personal Wi-Fi devices doesn’t hold up. That doesn’t mean Marriott intends to drop the argument. As well as agreeing not to block personal WiFi access at its establishments—a practice for which its already been fined—Marriott’s joint petition with the FCC with the American Hotel & Lodging Association is still pending. “We will continue to look to the FCC to clarify appropriate security measures network operators can take to protect customer data, and will continue to work with the industry and others to find appropriate market solutions that do not involve the blocking of Wi-Fi devices,” Marriott said in its Wednesday statement. If you’ve got something to say to the FCC about the petition  to block personal Wi-Fi access, you can do that here on the FCC website. Photo by National Society of Professional Engineers Related Posts helen popkincenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more