South Korea

first_img The country has fully realised the importance of the Internet in opening up and expanding the economy. In just three years, the number of people online rose from three million to 26 million, largely because of the growth of high-speed connections, whose quality is a big draw.Black list of 120,000 sitesDespite being so widely used, the Internet is still regulated. South Korea was one of the first countries in the world, in 1995, to pass a law about the distribution and viewing of online material. The Information Communication Ethics Committee (ICEC) monitors the content of websites and forums very closely and can recommend that access to them be blocked.The information and communication ministry called in July 2001 for access to be barred to 120,000 sites it considered offensive. These included sites featuring pornography, violence, information about computer hacking, spreading viruses, cybercrime and euthanasia. The government asked for filters against them to be installed on computers in cybercafés, schools and public libraries. ISPs faced prosecution if they did not install them too. The reason given was to protect young people from exposure to supposedly dangerous content.This argument was rejected by Jinbonet, which campaigns for Internet freedom in South Korea. It was just one more attack on the Internet, it said, after the government was forced in 2000 to abandon an earlier proposal to introduce online censorship as a result of a public uproar. Jinbonet said the ministry had experts working on ways to block sites.ICEC shut down the anti military service site non-serviam in May 2002 for two months, on grounds that military service was an obligation for all Korean men and that anti-militarist campaigns had drawn many complaints. The decision was taken under article 53 of the 1995 law. Help by sharing this information On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation Follow the news on South Korea RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation South KoreaAsia – Pacific News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Links:Jinbonet and the Progressive Network CenterMinistry of information and communication South KoreaAsia – Pacific South Korea The independent online paper OhmyNews Receive email alerts News to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more News May 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News The number of Internet users is soaring and the country has one of the world’s biggest concentrations of high-speed connections, along with the US. But the government still censors sites it considers objectionable. A month later, the country’s constitutional court struck down article 53, along with article 16 providing for its application, after criticism by Jinbonet and the group Lawyers for a Democratic Society. In November, parliament amended Article 53, replacing the term “dangerous content” with “illegal content.” But the powers of ICEC and the ministry to monitor and punish were upheld.Political militant arrestedKim Kang-pil, an activist of the far-left Democratic Labour Party, was arrested on 25 July 2002 for posting articles about North Korea on the party’s website. He was held under article 7 of the national security law which severely punishes sympathisers of the North Korean regime. He was accused of committing “an act advantageous to the enemy” and sentenced to a year in prison and banned from voting for a year. After the trial, an anti Internet censorship group said it clearly showed the government was monitoring political and social websites and that there must be others reasons for the sentence. Kim was freed on 3 December after an appeals court had suspended his sentence.Gay website bannedA federation of 15 gay rights associations filed a suit against the government in January 2002 for banning the country’s first website for homosexuals, exzone.com. The group, the Lesbian and Gay Alliance Against Discrimination in Korea, pointed out that the national constitution did not permit the government to interfere with people’s sexual orientation and that banning the site was a violation of the guarantee of freedom of expression, speech and the media.A government committee on the protection of children, answering to the prime minister’s office, had called the website pornographic and harmful to young people’s morality. But a few months earlier, the committee had placed on the Internet the uncensored details of the sexual offences committed against children under 13 by about 60 named people, whose personal and professional details were also given.High-speed connections help hackersOne result of the Internet’s success and the ease of connection through high-speed access is that hackers are particularly active. A study in 2001 by consultants Predictive Systems said a third of all hacking done outside the United States originated in or passed through South Korea.An example was the episode of a US spy-plane forced to land in China in May 2001, which triggered furious activity by US and Chinese hackers, with South Korea as the cyber-battlefield. More than 100 attacks were made on the websites of universities, companies and research centres in South Korea, because the country has so many connections with both countries. The hackers on both sides wanted to conceal their identity so they hid behind South Korea rather than attack the “enemy” directly.Election campaign onlineThe December 2002 presidential elections featured on an online battle between animated websites set up by young journalists close to reformist candidate Roh Moo-hyun and major newspapers such as the right-wing daily Chosun Ilbo. Roh’s victory was helped by support from sites such as OhmyNews, which got 20 million visitors a day during the campaign. The site’s founder, Oh Yeon-ho, said he had reproduced online the equivalent of the pro-democracy street-fighting in the 1980s. The site, based on a network of 23,000 “citizen-reporters” all over the country, had a scoop when it exposed a scandal involving the Hyundai industrial group. RSF_en November 19, 2020 Find out more August 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Kidspace Launches First Ever After School Program

first_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Childrens events Kidspace Launches First Ever After School Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 12:20 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News Subscribe Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena is launching its first-ever After School Club on January 20, 2016, to run once a week, every Wednesday afternoon, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., until March 9th.The pilot program offers children a dynamic, hands-on way of exploring the natural, creative and scientific world around them. Kidspace promises the “fun and inspiring eight-week program will be full of experiential enrichment learning paired with self-directed play.”Each week will include activities surrounding a science, art, or nature theme designed to encourage connection with fellow club members, sending children home excited about learning, and eager to return the following week, the Kidspace announcement said.“At Kidspace, we believe that learning is best done through play, and best solidified through joy. Each weekly session will consist of specific subject exploration combined with periods of supervised free-play among the Kidspace exhibits. Subject exploration will consist of such things as close-up encounters with the Kidspace animal collection, entering a mobile planetarium, planting their own gardens, making and launching their own rockets, participating in musical jam sessions, and much more.”With no more than 20 children, the club will be designed to foster a sense of community among Kidspace Kids and generate peer to peer autonomy.Intended to be a deviation from the structure of the traditional classroom, the Kidspace After School Club will provide enrichment learning and playful exploration aimed at allowing children to let loose and decompress after school. Kidspace says this will not be a homework club, nor is it going to be a general childcare service. The learning outcomes of the educational curriculum will be entirely individual – they will not include any standards or grades, but rather will be designed to inspire individual curiosities and skills. Fun, not a grade, will be the primary goal of this educational experience, Kidspace says.The After School Club will be designed and lead by the Kidspace Specialist Team, with assistance from senior Kidspace Educators. Each Specialist position focuses on specific expertise that will infuse the club activities, which will be overseen by the Education Manager of Public Programs.Composing the team are Louise Leborgne, Nature Specialist; Jenna Ervin, Science Specialist; Jacquie Waldman, Art Specialist; Samantha Mendoza, Education Specialist; and Brooke Applegate, Education Manager, Public Programs.The pilot program is for 5- to 7-year-old children. The age requirement is firm in order to ensure the most ideal environment possible. Each Wednesday session will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m., with drop-off between 3:15-3:30 p.m., and pick-up between 5:30-5:45 p.m.  Price is $250 for non-members, and $225 for members.Schedule and registration information can be found at www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/after-school-club.For more information, contact Brooke Applegate at (626) 449-9144, ext. 5201, or send an email to [email protected] Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

10,000 have signed up for Great Limerick Run

first_img TAGSBarrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Runlimerick Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal News10,000 have signed up for Great Limerick RunBy Alan Jacques – April 17, 2015 736 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up OVER 10,000 people have now signed up for next month’s sixth Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run.Race director John Cleary confirmed this week that registrations look set to close at least a week earlier than anticipated due to the overwhelming interest. With just under three weeks remaining race numbers have exceeded all expectations with over 13,000 now expected to take part on Sunday May 3.The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run is now the fastest growing participatory event in Ireland. Local businesses are set for a major economic boost with higher numbers now registering from outside the city for the event.“Feedback from our partner hotels is very encouraging with most completely booked out on Saturday and Sunday,” Mr Cleary revealed.The growing reputation of the Great Limerick Run has resulted in a strong growth in overseas runners with several hundred overseas runners from 23 countries represented from the USA, Australia, UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, France, Poland, and Denmark travelling to Limerick.With a choice of four races the inclusive event caters for everyone from the competitive athlete to the occasional runner, and walker. The growth in race numbers for Sunday is also reflected in the UL Sport children’s fun run, which takes place on the Saturday prior to race day on the grounds of the University of Limerick. This is the third year and the numbers have been increased to 3,000 children making this the largest children’s runs in the country. Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img WhatsApp Facebook Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleDa-na-na-na-na-na-Batman!Next articleSoccer – SSE Airtricity launch new Fantasy League App Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Drip Is Best.

first_imgThis generates two problems.”You have just wet the top 1/32-inch of the soil,” McLaurin said. “The feeder-root system didn’t get any water that will sustain it over time.”Wetting the foliage also automatically sets up a potential disease problem. “The drier you keep the foliage,” he said, “the lower the chance of disease. It’s best if plants get that 1 inch of water in a way that gets it down into the root zone,” McLaurin said.For proper watering, apply an inch all at one time. To prevent overwatering, get a rain gauge and pick a day to check it. Make up the difference between the rainfall and the inch of water needed.”The best way to water is drip or trickle irrigation,” McLaurin said. “The average lawn sprinkler uses 300 gallons per hour. Drip uses low pressure and puts the water at the root zone where it will do the most good for the plant.”Drip irrigation uses about one-third of the water a sprinkler uses. “Gardeners can also mow or weed and never have to run from the sprinkler,” McLaurin said. Lack of water and water at the wrong time stress gardens and gardeners alike.”Everyone knows what stress is, but very few seem to do anything about it,” said Wayne McLaurin, a University of Georgia extension horticulturist. “Even in a perfect environment, stress can affect plants, and they can succumb and die.”For the past several years, unsteady water supplies have caused stress in backyard gardens.Plants Like Steady Growth”Plants don’t like to grow in spurts,” McLaurin said. “Hollies, for instance, would much prefer a nice, steady growth pattern rather than jumps, stops and starts throughout the year.”Water makes up 70 to 80 percent of holly plants and 98.5 percent of lettuce. Irish potatoes are 75-percent water. Lower the water supply, and all other growth elements tend to go awry.Unlike landscape plants, there are no vegetables that don’t require ample water. “Vegetables are shallow-rooted and just don’t withstand drought,” McLaurin said.”All plant processes — fertility use, movement of growth materials and plant-structure success — depend on water,” he said. “The reason plants wilt is that the reduction of water in the cells causes the cell walls to collapse.”Nothing happens in the plant until water needs are met. All nutrients are dissolved in water. All uptake comes through water. All movement of materials in the plant is carried out by water. And in our hot, Southern summers, water is a key cooling agent of the plant.”Watering TipsWhen it’s not raining, what can you do to keep enough water on your plants? McLaurin offers these tips:1. Water at the proper time. Don’t wait until plants wilt and then give them a drink. Water early in the day so the plant won’t get into stress.2. How much water a plant needs depends on the plant type, the stage of growth and other factors. But generally, 1 inch of water per week will support most plants.3. How to water is the critical point. The worst thing a gardener can do is to go home in the afternoon after work, see wilted plants, get the hose and spray them lightly. Photo: Wayne McLaurin Photo: TonyTyson “Another plus,” he said, “is that drip irrigation is so easy to put together. Really, anyone can do it.”Most drip systems come with easy-to-follow directions. Check with your garden center for the systems that will work best for your needs.Soaker hoses are another irrigation option. They use a lot more water than drip irrigation systems, but still much less than sprinklers. Drip irrigation is relatively easy to install in the landscape. Just run tubing where you need it, snap emitters into the tubing, and cover it with mulch. The most efficient way to water is at the root.last_img read more

Teagasc students across Donegal pass with flying colours

first_imgTeagasc Donegal held a very successful certificate presentation evening.Both the Ballybofey and Letterkenny classes received their Level 6 Certificates in Agriculture (better known as the ‘Green Cert’) on Friday night last in the Clanree Hotel.An enjoyable evening was had recognising the work of all involved over the last two and a half years. Courses are on-going for both the Part-time and Distance Education programmes and anyone interested can contact Teagasc Letterkenny on 074 9121555.Conor Maguire and James Keane, Teagasc presenting Carla McCool, Student of the Year (Ballybofey Class) with her prize at Teagasc Donegal Presentiation Evening where Both Ballybofey and Letterkenny Classes received ther Level 6 Certificates in Agriculture (Geeen Cert) on Friday nigth last in the Clanree Hotel. Photo Clive WassonAt Teagasc Donegal Presentiation Evening where both Ballybofey and Letterkenny Classes received ther Level 6 Certificates in Agriculture (Geeen Cert) on Friday nigth last in the Clanree Hotel. Pictured is the Letterkenny Class seated from left are Matthew Lecky, Richard Alcorn, Brendan McLaughlin, James Keane Teagasc, Barry Nelis (Student of the Year), Conor Maguire Teagasc, Aileen McCarron Teagasc, Michelle Harkin, James Cullen. Middle Row (L-R) Veronica Ryan Teagasc, Gavin Doherty Teagasc, Shane Gallagher, Damein Murry, Gary Boyce, Darren Crossan, Brendan Boyce, Eoin Boyce, Gary Fisher Teagasc, Kevin McMenamin Teagasc, Paddy Browne, Teagasc. Back Row (L-R)Michael Devlin, Gavin Browne, Michael Boyle, Raymond McGettigan, Neil O’Donnell, Donal Connolly, Joe McFadden, Tony Dixon. Photo Clive WassonAt Teagasc Donegal Presentiation Evening where both Ballybofey and Letterkenny Classes received ther Level 6 Certificates in Agriculture (Geeen Cert) on Friday nigth last in the Clanree Hotel. Pictured are the Ballybofey Class Seated (L-R)Veronica Ryan Teagasc, Matthew Lecky, Brendan McLaughlin, James Keane, Carla McCool (Student of the Year), Paddy Browne Teagasc, Kevin McMenamin Teagasc, Aileen McCarron Teagasc, Gary Fisher, Teagasc. Middle Row L-R: Gavin Doherty Teagasc, Patrick O’Donnell, Keith McKinney, Andrew Gallagher, Peter Campbell, Niall Bryson, Paul Boyle, Thomas Leitch, Fergal Mullen, Linda Doherty, Conor Maguire, Teagasc. Back Row L-R: Jeffrey McKinney, Michael Campbell, Kevin Gallagher, Patrick McGlynn, Barry Farragher, Derek Meehan, James McGettigan. Photo Clive WassonCarla McCool, Student of the Year, Ballybofey Class at the Teagasc Donegal Presentiation Evening where both Ballybofey and Letterkenny Classes received ther Level 6 Certificates in Agriculture (Geeen Cert) on Friday nigth last in the Clanree Hotel. Photo Clive WassonBarry Nelis, Student of the Year, Letterkenny Class at the Teagasc Donegal Presentiation Evening where both Ballybofey and Letterkenny Classes received ther Level 6 Certificates in Agriculture (Geeen Cert) on Friday nigth last in the Clanree Hotel. Photo Clive WassonTeagasc Staff at the Teagasc Donegal Presentiation evening where both Ballybofey and Letterkenny Classes received ther Level 6 Certificates in Agriculture (Geeen Cert) on Friday nigth last in the Clanree Hotel. Front from left Paddy Browne, Veronica Ryan, James Keane, Donegal Sligo Leitrim Area Manager, Aileen McCarron, Gary Fisher. Back from left Conor Maguire, Kevin McMenamin, Gavin Doherty, Matthew Lecky, Brendan McLaughlin, Johann Downes. Photo Clive WassonTeagasc students across Donegal pass with flying colours was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:certificatesteagasclast_img read more

Villa fans on Twitter react to Hogan talks

first_imgAston Villa fans on Twitter are split over the merits of signing Brentford striker Scott Hogan.The Bees have entered talks with their Championship rivals over a potential sale, with Crystal Palace also making an enquiry.Villa had previously been in for Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes, and some of their fans are not sure Hogan is an improvement.Would rather #AVFC spend the money on Rhodes instead of Hogan— Marcus Patterson (@beefro1980) January 31, 2017Hogan been prolific for half a season…. Rhodes been prolific for 5 years…. let that sink in for a minute or two #avfc— villaparkb6 (@villaparkb6) January 31, 2017What makes Scott Hogan more appealing than Jordan Rhodes,Rhodes has scored at this level and below and years— Shaun Beasley (@shaunbeasley98) January 31, 2017If we weren’t prepared to pay 9 mil for Rhodes why pay 15 for Scott hogan, madness #avfc— Jamie Hughes (@jamiebarthughes) January 31, 2017Does anyone rate Hogan? Apart from his recent goals he has struggled with clubs and injuries. Price tag seems very high for him. #avfc— Mark Patton (@MarkPatton7) January 31, 2017But others said they preferred former Rochdale man Hogan, given he is on the way up in his career.Signing Scott Hogan would be a good deal. Better all arounder than Jordan Rhodes. #AVFC— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) January 31, 2017Would have hogan over Rhodes any day of the week #avfc— Dayll (@beeza88) January 30, 2017Scott hogan looks decent, much rather him over Rhodes tbh⚽️— Tom (@tom_comerford2) January 30, 2017I would prefer scott hogan but if the lad doesnt really want to come and is waiting for someone else then rhodes is the better option #utv— david (@davidhunt80) January 31, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2010

first_imgAptureApture is a semantic contextual search service which continues to iterate strongly (it made our top 10 list last year, too). In August, Apture launched Apture Highlights, a plug-in that allows you to dive deep into any topic you discover on almost any page around the web.When we first noticed Apture several years ago, it was a service that required publishers to load up linked pop-up widgets with multimedia of their own choosing. The company removed that barrier to entry with its August release. Everything is now automated and it’s available almost everywhere. Indeed we liked it so much, we started using Apture on ReadWriteWeb (there is no commercial relationship, we just think the product adds to our site’s user experience).Facebook Arguably the biggest Semantic Web news of the year came in April, when Facebook announced a large-scale new platform called the Open Graph. The stated goal of the Open Graph protocol was to enable publishers to “integrate [their] Web pages into the social graph.” Essentially, each web page can now become an ‘object’ in Facebook’s social graph (which is Facebook’s term for how people connect to each other in its network). This means that pages can be referenced and connected across social network user profiles, blog posts, search results, Facebook’s News Feed, and more.The Open Graph is a wide-ranging platform which includes features such as ‘Like’ buttons and publisher plug-ins. It also includes a simple, RDF-based markup. This requires publishers to include at least 4 metadata properties in each object: title, type, image, URL. There are a few additional properties which may be optionally added, such as site_name and description. Data.gov.uk In January, Data.gov.uk launched to make non-personal data held by the U.K. government available for software developers. It arrived six months after the U.S. government launched its Data.gov site, but from the start the U.K. site had more than three times as much data. At launch, Data.gov.uk had nearly 3,000 data sets available for developers to build mashups with. By the end of the year, that had increased to over 4,600.Data.gov.uk was one of the highlights of the year in Linked Data, which is when organizations or governments upload data to the Web in a format enabling it to be re-used and built on. Linked Data is a subset of the wider Semantic Web movement.See also: The State of Linked Data in 2010BBC World Cup Website The biggest sporting event of the year was the soccer World Cup, which was widely covered in the media. The BBC World Cup 2010 website used “dynamic semantic publishing” technology to enhance its daily World Cup reporting.The site featured over 700 webpages and was powered by a semantic publishing framework. It boasted a comprehensive ontology (a map of concepts), that output “automated metadata-driven web pages” created on-the-fly. It was an impressive demonstration of how a large, mainstream website can add meaning and structure.There you have it, ReadWriteWeb’s selection of the top 10 Semantic Web products and implementations of 2010! Let us know in the comments whether you agree or not with our top 10. ReadWriteWeb’s 2010 In Review:Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2010Top 10 RSS and Syndication Technologies of 2010Best BigCo of 2010: FacebookTop Trends of 2010: App StoresMost Promising Company For 2011: SimpleGeoTop Trends of 2010: Internet TVTop 10 Startups of 2010Top Trends of 2010: PrivacyA note on terminology:we are using ‘Semantic Web’ and ‘Semantic technology’ somewhat interchangeably, although many people believe that the term Semantic Web (upper case) should only be applied to W3C-approved technologies such as RDF and SPARQL. The fact is that a good portion of our top 10 use technologies that are either not approved by the W3C (the Web’s governing body, led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee), or they’ve been tweaked in some way – for example, Facebook’s use of RDFa. So we’ve chosen to use the term ‘Semantic Web’ in its broader, more inclusive, sense. In a nutshell, these are products that add meaning and context to data.Here then is our list of the top 10 Semantic Web products or implementations of 2010 (in no particular order).Freebase In July Google acquired one of the leading Semantic Web companies, Metaweb. Metaweb runs Freebase, an open, semantically marked up database of information. It looks similar to Wikipedia, but Freebase is all about structured data and what you can do with it.Google already had a relationship with Freebase, pulling in its information to provide intelligent search results within Google News. With the acquisition of Metaweb, Google can now leverage the company’s tools and data even further, especially within basic Web search results.Freebase was one of our top 10 Semantic Web products last year and being acquired by Google validates its potential.GetGlue This year was a turning point for GetGlue, the service where users “check in” to watching TV shows, reading books, listening to music and more. Last November, GetGlue changed its branding and launched a new website. It changed almost overnight from a geeky browser add-on called Blue Organizer to a destination website called GetGlue. Mobile applications followed soon after, enabling its users to interact with GetGlue while watching TV or at an entertainment venue.The changes have been good for GetGlue. It’s experienced strong growth this year, reaching over 600,000 users by the end of September.Disclosure: GetGlue’s founder and CEO, Alex Iskold, used to be a regular contributer to RWW.Flipboard The launch of the iPad in 2010 triggered a new round of innovation in the startup community. Few startups utilized the touchscreen UI to create a unique user experience more than Flipboard, a magazine reading application built specifically for the iPad.It turns out that Flipboard isn’t just a pretty face, it’s also using Semantic technologies.In July, Flipboard acquired semantic technology startup Ellerdale, whose intelligent data-parsing algorithms had previously been used to create a real-time search engine and trends tracker. Ellerdale’s technology was used by Flipboard to design a more personalized real-time experience – determining what social updates are important to you and presenting them in its now familiar magazine-like format.HunchHunch started out as a Q&A service, but in August it re-positioned as a personalization service. It’s a recommendation engine that shows you movies you want to see, books you want to read, vacation destinations you want to go to, and much more. The company is on a mission to “map every person on the Internet to every object on the Internet, be that a product, a service, or a person.”Co-founder Caterina Fake told us in October that Hunch uses a decision tree model, as an alternative to search, to provide more personalized information to users. See also: Facebook Open Graph: The Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and CompetitorsGoogle Squared The holy grail in web search technology is to be able to ask a simple question, in natural language, and get a simple answer. In May, Google announced that Google Squared was coming to its search results. Google Squared, which launched in 2009, adds additional information to search results.The functionality was added to Google’s traditional search results in two ways. Firstly, simple queries such as Catherine Zeta-Jones’ date of birth elicited useful data within the search results:By clicking “show sources” on the Squared-provided result, a list of sources appears showing you how Google arrived at this answer.Secondly, Google Squared is being used to provide a new feature in Google’s sidebar (another innovation by the search giant in 2010): “Something different”. This feature provides a list of related searches that may be of interest, determined by looking at your current search term.This year Google also reported strong growth in its Rich Snippets feature, which adds extra information to Google search results too – in this case, data like review ratings.Best Buy One of the themes of 2010 was the increasing usage of Semantic Web technologies by large commercial companies like Facebook and Google. Leading U.S. retailer, Best Buy, was another large company to impress in 2010 with its adoption of semantic technologies. Specifically, Best Buy used a Semantic Web markup language called RDFa to add semantics to its webpages.Jay Myers, Lead Web Development Engineer at BestBuy.com, told ReadWriteWeb in an interview earlier this year that the primary goal of using semantic technologies was to increase the visibility of Best Buy’s products and services. With data such as store name, address, store hours and GEO data being marked up using RDFa, search engines are now able to identify each of those data components more easily and put them into context. The use of semantic technology, Myers told us, led to increased traffic and better service to its customers. richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Every year ReadWriteWeb selects the top 10 products or developments across a range of categories. We kick off the 2010 ‘Best Of’ series with our selection of the top 10 Semantic Web products and implementations of the year.This year we’ve chosen 5 products by semantically charged startups and 5 implementations by large organizations. The startups represent the cutting edge of Semantic Web. Each has made an impact on the Internet this year, with user growth and innovation. The organizations we’ve selected – which include Facebook, Google and the BBC – offered the best examples of large scale deployment of semantic technology. Tags:#2010 in Review#Features#NYT#Semantic Web#Structured Data#web#Year in Review last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: India’s winless streak continues

first_imgEngland kept their cool even though the fortunes were not on their side during the third ODI against India at The Oval on Saturday. Score | PhotosAs a result they won the match by three wickets (D/L method) to register their second win in the ODI series.The rains came at a crucial juncture during England’s innings and threw open the gates for Messers Duckworth and Lewis’s method to make its presence felt.Fortunately for India, the D/L method wiped out as many as seven overs and just 17 runs from the target. And the original target of 235 runs from 50 overs was revised to 218 from 43 overs.England, who needed just 140 runs from 30 overs prior to the rains, now required 123 runs off 23 overs – not a very tough task considering the depth in their batting.And they utilised that depth effectively and were home with seven balls to spare.Earlier, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja put on 112 runs for the sixth wicket as the visitors scored 234/7 at The Oval. Put to bat an injury-ravaged India, who have yet to register a win on the tour lost their opener Ajinkya Rahane early. A James Anderson ball took the edge of Rahane’s bat and Jonathan Trott performed the final rites in the first slip. India fell to 1/1 on the fourth ball of the first over.The misery for India had just started as in-form batsman Rahul Dravid was the next to take a walk – run out by a mile in Tim Bresnan’s over. India lost their second wicket in the sixth over when the team total was just nine runs.advertisementA few balls later it was the other opener Parthiv Patel’s turn to take a walk. A swinging one off Anderson that pitched on middle and moved towards the off took away Parthiv’s stump and he could only manage three on board. India were 13 post his fall.The 11th over saw Virat Kohli follow suit when the score was 25 and once again it was Anderson, who got busy counting the heads. It was a soft dismissal as an edge off Kohli was lapped by glovesman Craig Kieswetter when he was batting on seven.Post those early assaults that had India reeling on 25/4, Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni kept the bowlers at bay for sometime. The two had added just 33 runs for the fifth wicket when Stuart Broad decided to break their stand in the 19th over. Raina wanted to pull a short ball off Broad, but instead ended up giving a catch to wicketkeeper Kieswetter. He fell for 21 and India were down to 58/5.As the wicket was eased out and Dhoni and new man Ravindra Jadeja attempted a revival. The two rotated the strike and soon India’s total crossed the 100-run mark. Soon Dhoni went on to complete his half-century giving hopes to his teammates. Jadeja too completed his half-century as the Indian innings stabilised.Finally on the first ball of the 45th over Tim Bresnan snapped their 112-run partnership by getting rid of Dhoni on 69. The ball kept low and slow and Dhoni couldn’t time it properly as captain Alastair Cook took a fine catch at mid-on. India lost their sixth wicket on 170.However, Jadeja was still in the middle and was keen on upping the scoring rate at death. He and tail-ender R Ashwin went on charge as runs kept coming thick and fast, but the first ball of the last over took away Jadeja’s wicket. A slower one from Jade Dernbach was put away, but it failed to clear Ian Bell in the deep and India lost their seventh wicket on 229. Jadeja fell for 78 decorating his innings with 10 fours.Ashwin remained unbeaten scoring 19-ball 36 hitting five fours on the way as India’s innings came to a close on 234/7.In reply England got off to a fine start scoring at more than seven runs as over with their openers Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter batting at ease. It was not until the 10th over that India managed to break their stand and by that time the hosts were in a commanding position with 63 runs on board. A Munaf Patel delivery trapped captain Cook leg-before when he was on 23.Ravindra Jadeja, who performed with the bat, then came around to showcase his bowling prowess. On the last ball of the 17th over his arm-ball sent Craig Kieswetter back. But before that Kieswetter had done the required damage with his 46-balls 51. England were 87/2 at the juncture.More good news came India’s way as offie Ashwin got rid of Jonathan Trott with just two runs added to the total.advertisementEngland needed 140 runs from 30 overs when rains halted their progress. Some fifty minutes later when the match began England were given a revised target in keeping with the D/L method and they now needed 123 runs from 23 overs.And India pressed for the advantage by scalping Ian Bell, who was run out thanks to some sharp work from captain Dhoni, and Ben Stokes. Stokes was bowled by Ashwin on 20 and England were down to 133/5 in 27.4 overs.Now it was the turn of the other spinner Jadeja to strike again and he did that by claiming Bresnan with another arm-ball. He fell for 28 after a 60-run partnership with Ravi Bopara and England were down to 193/6.It seemed Ashwin and Jadeja were having a competition here. In the 40th over Ashwin struck again and Ravi Bopara was completely beaten by the off-spinner as his ball clipped the bails of his stumps to land in skipper Dhoni’s gloves. He fell for 40 and England now needed 10 runs from 12 balls with three in hand.Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad wasted little time in achieving the target. The were home in the 41.5 overs. Jadeja won the MoM award for his all-round performance.last_img read more

Kai Sotto starts workout at Atlanta Hawks’ training facility

first_imgMOST READ View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto is taking in that NBA-caliber preparation in his hopes of making it to the premier basketball league in the world.The 7-foot-2 youngster is on the second day of his training at Emory Sports Medicine Complex, the location of the Atlanta Hawks’ training facility, as shared through his Instagram stories.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mets prospect Tim Tebow makes Triple-A debut for Syracuse Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sotto, though, isn’t spending all his time just training. He also paid a visit to State Farm Arena and watched the Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 130-122.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Kai Sotto to train ‘full-time’ overseas, chase NBA dreamsScreengrab of Kai Sotto’s Instagram Story.Sotto, the 16-year-old MVP of the UAAP Season 81 juniors’ basketball tournament, is looking to become the first homegrown Filipino basketball player to enter the NBA and his initial stop is to play professionally in Europe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: Kai Sotto leaves for US on MondayBefore he goes to Europe, though, Sotto and his dad Ervin made a stop in Atlanta to further develop his skills. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

Courtesy Calls at Government House

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 13, 2017 – Nassau – Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre) welcomed Executives of the National Junkanoo Committee in a Courtesy Call at Government House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.Pictured from left: Ellery Deveaux, Junkanoo Co-ordinator, Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture; Kishlane O’Brien, Co-Chair, National Junkanoo Committee; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Nicole Sutherland-King, Legal Representative, National Junkanoo Committee; and Vernon Rolle, Parade Management & Task Force, National Junkanoo Committee.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Minister Ricardo Miller (seated centre left) and the Children’s Ministry paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General (seated centre), at Government House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more