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2 ‘Witchcraft’ Suspects Mobbed to Death in Ganta

January 14, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgAccused of being in possession of human skeleton, an angry mob beat two suspects to death, while a third is being treated at a medical facility in Ganta.1 critically injuredCommercial activities in Ganta City, Nimba County came to a standstill on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, when some angry residents reportedly attacked three people suspected of ritualistic killings, while they were being escorted to Police headquarters for “interrogation.”The citizens’ mob action, according to reports, resulted to the death of two of the suspects, while the other one, who was eyewitnesses, was ‘flogged severely’ is admitted at a health center in the city under intense pressure. The crowd had accused them of being in possession of human skeleton. Police had yet to verify the information when angry crowd reportedly took the law into their own hands.Up to press time last night, police were yet to make any arrest, but Ganta Police Detail Commander, Adolphus Zuah, who confirmed the information, said he has dispatched officers to the crime scene to investigate the matter.“I don’t know what went wrong before the suspects were mobbed to death. I heard the taxi cab they were traveling on broke down, and so the crowd came against them,” Zuah said via mobile phone. “I only heard that a police undercover agent in Saclepea, central Nimba, was escorting three suspects from the district to Sanniquellie, the county political capital, when a commercial vehicle they were riding on broke down, thus giving rise to marauding gangs to mob two of the suspects to death, while the third person was severely wounded.”Commander Zuah said two of the police officers that were among other unarmed officers dispatched to quell the situation sustained wounds from the angry crowd that were reportedly using sticks, stones and any deadly objects to wound and eventually kill two of the suspects.The crowd, according to Zuah had claimed that the accused individuals were suspected of carrying on ‘heartmen’ activities (ritualistic killings), but the allegation was yet to be substantiated when two of them were mobbed to death.Also, confirming the information, the head of the county police Criminal Investigation Division (CID), James Katoe, said the suspects were reportedly mobbed to death by “some suspected criminals; some of them on police wanted list.”The deceased suspects, Katoe said, were being escorted by police from Saclepea to Sanniquellie, the county political capital, for questioning in connection to the report of ‘heartmen’ activities, when they were attacked in Ganta.“As we speak, I am on my way to Ganta, and will give you detailed information [on Thursday]. Up to now, we don’t even have the case file to establish the identities of the suspects and what are their respective charges,” Detective Katoe informed the Daily Observer via mobile phone.Meanwhile, up to press time last night, Ganta has remained heavily guarded by the presence of a contingent of police officers from a garrison of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) stationed at the Bong County Security Hub.The ERU officers are being dispatched to maintain calm in the wake of the hostilities in the commercial city of Ganta which, according to one account, had forced some of the business centers to close, while residents were warned to leave the streets.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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51 apprentices graduate from Port Mourant Training Centre

January 12, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgThe students who graduated on Wednesday lastEducation Minister Dr Nicolette Henry called on young persons to qualify themselves to take advantage of the wide scope of opportunities and possibilities provided by the evolution of new industries into Guyana’s economy.Her call came as she addressed 51 apprentices, including a lone female, who graduated from Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Port Mourant Training Centre (PMTC) on Wednesday last. The skilled young people are now equipped with both practical and theoretical knowledge.Minister Henry believes that this new generation is currently facing and will inevitably face faster changes and challenges in the world. Globalisation, the advent of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and the development of a knowledge-based economy are leading the changes at an unprecedented rate and scale.“These are skills and knowledge that you will need to get started in life, particularly in world of work. I have to also let you know that notwithstanding you being graduated here today, the road ahead will present challenges, which of course, you can turn into opportunities. Irrespective of your discipline of study, I ask you to give your very best and give back to your community. Let me take this opportunity to thank all of you in advance for your service to Guyana. I know that you will go on to do very well”.She further stated that the advancement of technical and vocational training, the increase of youth programmes across the country, and the financial allocations toward education all permeate the Ministry’s goal in ensuring that all Guyanese are equipped to embrace the evolution.She told the apprentices that their training was a step in the right direction in preparing them with the necessary skills to benefit Guyana.Meanwhile, Region Six Chairman David Armogan explained that it is not difficult to find someone who is an executive in an organisation outside of Guyana that passed through Port Mourant Training Center.“That alone tells you the level of training that you can get here”. He noted that over the years, GuySuCo has recognised the importance of producing skilled craft men and women to ensure that their operations were ongoing.“I recall that many other institutions and businesses in Guyana, including Banks DIH, would have sent apprentices here to get qualified and go back to their respective organisations to continue working. So, it not only provides a service for GuySuCo but also for many other industries within our country, and maybe the Caribbean should be thankful to us for exporting some of our graduates to their countries to keep their industries going”.He added that the apprentice scheme is not only designed to train high-quality craftsmen but also to instil the ethics of work and the discipline needed in employment in these young men and women.“Guyana cannot develop unless we have a full country of skilled persons readily available to take off of work in the organisations and industries that would be available in the country. Today, our country is poised for some level of higher prosperity because of the oil industry which is going to start getting into production sometime in 2020”.Since 1960, the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) had partnered with GuySuCo to make the Apprenticeship Programme a success. The programme seeks to enable persons to gain the technical competencies in numerous fields such as electrical, mechanic, and machinery among others.It is designed to satisfy the need for vocational/technical skills in field and factory.last_img read more

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Man United would have been better for Firmino than Liverpool, talkSPORT told

January 3, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgLiverpool new boy Roberto Firmino has been warned he’s made a mistake by signing for the Anfield giants.The Brazilian has completed a £29million move to Merseyside, subject to a medical, but German football expert Jonathan Harding believes he has chosen the wrong club.The Hoffenheim star was also linked with Manchester United, with reports earlier this month claiming a deal had been done, and Harding says that would have been a better move.He told Hawksbee & Jacobs: “Liverpool have done good business in signing him, but I’m not sure it’s good business at that price.“I think he’ll do well for Liverpool, but he might need a bit of time [to settle in]. He’s definitely ready for the next step, though.“Personally, I think Manchester United would have been a better move for him. I think that would have been a better fit for him. They are more in need of a ‘10’, while Liverpool have Philippe Coutinho, who seems to do a pretty good job there. They have more issues at hand and I don’t understand why they have bought another playmaker when they have more pressing issues.“And I don’t think Brendan Rodgers is the man to take Firmino on.”Rodgers knows he must start this season well or the pressure on him will build to incredible levels, particularly with Jurgen Klopp currently out of work and available.And Harding claims the former Borussia Dortmund chief would be perfect for Liverpool.“Klopp would be a huge success at Liverpool,” he added. “He’s charismatic, which is what Liverpool have been missing in recent managers. He’d be a fantastic fit. He loves traditional clubs and is full of passion. He is all about the football and less about the politics, and he knows exactly how to work the media.“But Rodgers is under pressure irrespective of [the availability of] Klopp and I think the signing of Firmino is something he will have to live or die by.”last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: MALIN WILL HOST STRICTLY COME DANCING FUNDRAISER THIS EASTER

December 27, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgMalin GAA News:STRICTLY COME DANCINGMalin GAA will host a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser in aid of our underage teams on Easter Sunday Night the 5th of April at 8.00pm in the Plaza, Buncrana. This is guaranteed to be a great nights craic with some club stalwarts, members and local stars taking to the dancefloor.This is one night you will not want to miss. Tickets will be available soon with high demand expected so save the date and keep up to date with the progress of our dancers and ticket information on Facebook.ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEMalin are away to Lavey next weekend in the Ulster League, please check Facebook for time and dates. PITCH/SPORTSHALL BOOKINGAnybody that is planning to use the pitch or sports hall for training/matches must book the pitch by contacting Gerard McLaughlin 0868704255 or for the sports hall/clubhouse by contacting Susan Byrne on 0867832242.TRAINING SCHEDULETraining has commenced for our underage teams, new players are more than welcome. Managers are asked to tx Brendan with training times and it will be put up on the club’s Facebook page.U6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15 U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 Senior and Reserve team training continues every Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30U14 and U16 girls Training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies Training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorLOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €750. Sequence drawn was 5-7-3-4-2-6-1 . €50 winner was Peter Nolan, 5 Kathleen Court, Laag Road, Malin. Next weeks jackpot is €800.CLUB SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts,hats and much more club merchandice.CLUB MEMBERSHIPThe club will hold its membership day on Sunday 22nd of Febuary from 11.00 – 1.00 in the club house. The cost of club membership is twenty euro per non-playing adult and two euro for non-playing child. Please note only fully paid active club members will be prioritised in the distribution of Donegal tickets.CLUB NOTES/NEWSAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Brendan on 086 3777015 or Linda on 086 3452769 or alternatively send an email to the club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CONGRATULATIONSFinally the club would like to congratulate club under six coach and former reserve great Aidan Gallagher and his wife Claire on the birth of their baby son Declan.GAA NEWS: MALIN WILL HOST STRICTLY COME DANCING FUNDRAISER THIS EASTER was last modified: February 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more

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NO MORE ARGUMENTS OVER THE DISHES AS HOTEL LAUNCHES FAMILY TREAT OFFER

December 26, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgNo more arguments over the dishes!The Mount Errigal Hotel has just launched their new ‘Family Tea Time Treat’ offer.  The hotel has been inundated with requests for a good value deal, which is affordable for a family to have some quality time to dine!Eating out with two kids or more can sometimes rank up a mighty bill when you add in the children’s drinks and ice cream.  The hotel noticed that their family trade had changed, so through some light research they learned that eating out in these tough times has taken a ‘back seat’ because a lot of restaurants don’t cater well for families. The hotel’s team of chefs have worked together and created an excellent menu which offers a family of four a sharing starter plate of nibbles, choice of main course, ice cream for the kids and a jug of Mi Wadi for only €32 in total!The offer is available every day from 3pm to 8pm excluding Saturdays, no need to book just call in to Café Renaissance, relax, enjoy your food and enjoy some quality family time!NO MORE ARGUMENTS OVER THE DISHES AS HOTEL LAUNCHES FAMILY TREAT OFFER was last modified: May 24th, 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

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HORROR AS MAN AND TWO CHILDREN DIE IN GAS LEAK

December 26, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgTHERE is widespread shock in the North West today after the deaths of a man and his two children in a suspected gas leak in Co Sligo.The Gurteen community is completely stunned after the bodies of the man and his two children, aged 12 and nine, were found inside the house in Gurteen last night.The scene of the incident remains sealed off as Gardai and fire crews investigate the deaths. The source of the carbon monoxide poisoning has not been established.It comes just two weeks after a jury in Co Donegal returned a verdict in the deaths of two Glenties pensioners who died from gas leaking from a cooker.“This is an awful tragedy,” said one source. “The investigation is still ongoing so the source of the deadly gas hasn’t been fully verified.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com  HORROR AS MAN AND TWO CHILDREN DIE IN GAS LEAK was last modified: December 19th, 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:gas leaksligo deathslast_img read more

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Use plot data to make good decisions

December 17, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As harvest is completed across the Eastern Corn Belt, seed companies, universities, and growers will have the chance to compile and analyze data from yield testing. One of the most important decisions a farmer will face all year is deciding what variety to plant and in which field to plant it. To ensure that the best possible decision is made next spring, it is important to spend some time looking at yield data. While reviewing data is critical, knowing how to determine whether it is accurate and useful is equally important. Below are some tips for using data to make sound planting decisions next spring.Look for Replicated DataDon’t rely on yield results from one strip plot on a farm or from a single plot location. Look for data from randomized tests that are repeated multiple times and across multiple locations. Replications in testing increase the reliability of the data and help to remove variables that can skew results.For strip plot data, was a “tester” used?Strip plots planted on farms can cover large areas of a field. In many fields in the Eastern Corn Belt there are several soil types. If a plot crosses several soil types how can you be sure it is accurate? By planting a “tester” variety at regular intervals within the plot, you can calculate adjusted yields based on the variability of the tester yield across the plot. The use of a tester minimizes the effect soil type variability has on the plot results to ensure more accurate data.Look for consistencyAccording to Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Agronomist, “Documented consistency in yield performance is still the key to success in selecting hybrids that will perform well in your farming operation.” When choosing a variety based on plot data, it is important to look for consistent performance—across several plot locations and between multiple years. Choose varieties that consistently performed well in 2014 and 2015, in multiple locations, and different growing conditions.Statistical SignificanceOn published data look for foot notes that indicate the least statistically significant yield difference, or LSD. In many plots, the performance of the top 5 or 10 varieties may not be statistically different. Although there are small differences in yield, statistical analysis of the data indicates that all varieties within the LSD have an equal chance of winning the plot.While plot data can be very useful in making decisions, some plot data is significantly more accurate and reliable. The key to getting the most out of yield data is having the ability to sort through the large amounts of information to identify the data that most accurately and reliably represents varietal performance.last_img read more

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National Farm Safety Week resources can minimize problems year round

December 17, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThere is no doubt: it is not always convenient, or easy, or enjoyable to focus on farm safety issues. But the time and effort involved with a focus on farm safety is always worth the investment compared to the heartbreak resulting from tragedies that take place on farms every year. National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 16 to 22 this year and it is an important opportunity for farmers to re-focus on farm safety heading into the busy harvest months, not only for themselves and their families, but also their farm employees.“Agriculture is still one of the most hazardous industries not only in Ohio but in the U.S. Safety in agriculture is a key component to preventing severe injuries and fatalities,” said Kent McGuire, Ohio State University’s Health and Safety Coordinator in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. “As an agricultural employer it is important to make safety a priority and take the time to train your employees on safe work practices and recognizing hazards. When we look at agricultural hazards, we can break those down into physical injuries and potential health issues. It is very important to consider the overall health and well being of not only farmers, but also agricultural workers. This includes stresses and mental aspects associated with agricultural production as well as some of the current issues we are trying to address like the opioid crisis. We have to look at getting those resources and that help out to the rural farm communities.”A focus on farm safety starts from the top management on down, and it needs to be embraced by everyone.“Safety needs to be a priority and one of the biggest things you can do for family members and employees is to build a culture of safety to create moments where people can recognize a hazard and address the situation. There are such a variety of hazards in agriculture from equipment, to livestock handling, to slips trips and falls and even confined spaces. The emphasis on taking the time to provide safety training and creating an awareness for your employees is vital to preventing health issues or injuries,” McGuire said. “We have put together a safety program for CFAES that can provide resources for the agricultural industry out in the state.”National Farm Safety and Health Week is coordinated by the U.S. Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to highlight agricultural health and safety and create opportunities to start or continue to build safety programs for farm workers, farm families, and everyone involved in agriculture. Following are the daily themes through the week highlighting different safety focus areas for farms, and McGuire offers more specific items to consider for each topic. Monday: Rural roadway safety Throughout the year it is necessary for farm equipment and regular motorist to share the road. It is important that the equipment operator and the general motorist use the proper precautions on roadways.As an equipment operator:Make sure that all warning flashers and lights are in proper operating condition, and ensure the Slow Moving Vehicle emblems, are clean, and easily visible.Use turn signals or proper hand signals to give plenty of warning to other motorist of your intentions to turn.Plan ahead and watch for roadside obstacles.If possible, move equipment at off peak hours and use an escort vehicle if needed.Always have your brakes pedals locked together, Rollover Protective Structure in place and seat belt fastened.As a motorist sharing the road with agricultural equipment:Understand that most ag equipment today will not fit in one lane of the road.Operators also have to navigate around roadside obstacles like steep ditches, mailboxes, road signs, and bridge railings.Consider that operators of farm equipment my have limited vision to what is behind them because of the size of equipment they are towing.Take into account, most farm equipment is traveling at 25 miles per hour or less, as a motorist traveling at 55 miles per hour, reaction time to closing distance is greatly reduced. Use caution in order to prevent a rear end collision.For more visit umash.umn.edu/farm-safety-check-roadway-safety/ Tuesday: Health/suicide/opioids It is very important to consider the overall health and well being of the farmer or farm worker. This also includes the stresses and mental aspects associated with ag production. Common health hazards in agriculture include respiratory hazards, hearing loss, exposure to chemicals, working in extreme temperatures and sun exposure.Another aspect of living healthy is minimizing stress, however farming can be a consistently stressful occupation. Farmers experience stresses associated with most occupations such as high demand, time pressures, and increased workload; however, farmers have added pressures associated with agriculture, such as uncontrollable weather, machinery breakdowns, variable crop prices, or even economic survival.Finally, the challenges of dealing with the impacts of opioid use and addiction in the agricultural workplace and rural communities are growing. Educate employees about the dangers of addiction and the harm of abusing illegal drugs and prescription medications. Watch for warning signs of addiction and be extra vigilant if employees work in safety-sensitive positions or with heavy machinery.For more visit www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/agricultural-worker-protection-standard-wpshttp://nasdonline.org/1246/d001050/health-hazards-in-agriculture-an-emerging-issue.htmlhttps://articles.extension.org/pages/70313/production-agriculture-and-stressand www.usda.gov/topics/opioids. Wednesday: Child/youth health and safety For generations, youth have had an active part in agriculture. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 2 million youth under the age of 20 are exposed to farm-related safety hazards each year. As a result, it is important to understand and comply with the federal and state agricultural youth employment rules, stress safety practices and make sure that they are doing age appropriate work tasks that they can handle physically and mentally. Training young workers to recognize hazards is essential to reduce the risk of physical injury or health related exposures.For more information visit: www.osha.gov/SLTC/youth/agriculture/workers.html and https://www.dol.gov/whd/AG/ag_pocket_guide.pdf Thursday: Confined spaces in agriculture There is such a variety of confined spaces in the agricultural industry from grain handling facilities to manure storage areas, to bulk processing storage. An agricultural confined space can be identified as any space found in an agricultural workplace that:Was not designated or intended as a regular workstationHas limited or restricted means of entry or exitAssociated with potential physical and/or toxic hazards to workers who intentionally or unintentionally enter the space.It is important that those areas are identified and procedures are followed when working around or entering those areas. Hazards associated with agricultural confined spaces include: toxic atmospheres, combustible atmospheres, engulfment, entrapment, and equipment hazards.For more information visit: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3939.pdf Friday: Tractor safety Tractors are the most widely used piece of equipment in agriculture, and still cause the most agricultural related fatalities in Ohio and nationally. The three main causes for severe injury include: roll-over, run-over, and being caught in moving parts. It is important to understand how to safely operate tractors, understand their capabilities and limitations, and use the safety features such as Roll Over Protective Structures.For more information visit: extension.psu.edu/national-safe-tractor-and-machinery-operation-program.“There are benefits to better safety and health practices in agriculture. Obviously the primary benefit is the reduction of illnesses, injuries and agricultural related fatalities. Additionally, there are cost and productivity benefits such as reduced worker’s compensation and insurance premiums, minimal medical expenses, and increased productivity and morale with employees,” McGuire said.Additional information on managing safety and resources for employee safety training in the agricultural industry can be found at https://agsafety.osu.edu/programs/cfaes-osha or contact Kent McGuire, OSU Agricultural Safety & Health, at mcguire.225@osu.edu or 614-292-0588.last_img read more

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Google Dumps Gears for HTML5

December 17, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#NYT#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img jolie odell It’s official: Google is ditching its homegrown Gears offline web app API in favor of backing HTML5 for the win.Now that the Chrome browser is becoming available for Mac, and the Snow Leopard OS doesn’t play nicely with Gears, a Google rep confirmed the company has decided to trash the whole works and wait for HTML5, even though the spec isn’t yet ready and isn’t supported by commercially available browsers. Oh, the humanity… or rather, the machinery.In the mists of time, back when Gears first launched, we wrote, “We’ve written many times before about the need for offline web app access… And guess who is most at risk with this announcement? Yes, Microsoft. Google after all has many of the top ‘best of breed’ web apps now.” This was before Google’s Chrome browser had hit the scene, and the Gears project was a collaborative effort between Google, Opera, and Mozilla.But in our coverage of last year’s Google I/O conference, we wrote of Gears, “We question whether offline access is even necessary. After all… in today’s world, you’re never too far from an internet connection. We concluded that offline access is important now, but less important with each passing day.”Not only could Gears be used to take online data offline, Google had more in store for Gears users.A few short months later, Google announced a geolocation API for mobile devices running Gears. We wrote, “We think that location-aware software is going to be one of the most interesting markets to watch in the near future and as location-aware devices become more ubiquitous, we will hopefully see a lot of new and innovative services make use of them.”But the party ended with Snow Leopard’s release. Changes in the newest Mac OS and Safari 4 prevent Gears from running on some newer Mac computers. Whether or not the relationship is one of causation or mere correlation, Google is now abandoning Gears.As one Google rep told the L.A. Times, “We are excited that much of the technology in Gears, including offline support and geolocation APIs, are being incorporated into the HTML5 spec as an open standard supported across browsers, and see that as the logical next step for developers looking to include these features in their websites.”Believe us Google, no one is looking forward to the cross-browser, cross-OS implementation of HTML5 as much as we are.UPDATE: According to blogger Mark Milian‘s unnamed sources at Google, Gears will continue to be supported for sites that already use it. However, the rep continued, “We expect developers to use HTML5 for these features moving forward as it’s a standards-based approach that will be available across all browsers.”Still, this statement marks Gears’ graceful and gradual retreat to obsolescence as HTML5 is coached for its center stage place. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Dot Obits: First Woman to Design Computer

December 16, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgBetty Jean Jennings Bartik, one of the first women in the IT industry, has passed away at the age of 86. Bartik was on the team that programmed and de-bugged the first general-purpose computer, the ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. She was one of the female mathematicians, known as “computers,” recruited by the United States military during World War II to test ballistics. They soon moved into the electronics program. Jean, leftJennings Bartik was born in December of 1924 and was raised on a farm near Stanberry in Missouri. After high school, she attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, now Northwest Missouri State University where she was the only female Math major at the time and which now has a computer museum named in her honor. She graduated in 1945.ENIAC began in July of 1943, in secret, at the University of Pennsylvania’s engineering school under the code name Project PX. Jennings Bartik was brought into the ENIAC project in the fall of 1945. The computer came on line in February of 1946, having cost $6 million in today’s currency. It weighed 27 tons and contained almost 18,000 vacuum tubes. Jennings Bartik later went on to program the BINAC and UNIVAC, Here’s the thing. The reason you can read this on your playing card-sized handheld goes straight back to ENIAC and women like Betty Jean Jennings Bartik. Your grandma invented the computer. Deal with it. Hrmmm. Says here women are not as good as men at mathematics. Well, there’s a head-scratcher for you. Bartik photo from Computer History Museum | ENIAC photo Wikimedia Commons | other sources: TechEye | Northwest Missouri State University Tags:#Dot Obits#news#NYT#web curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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