Six Nations: Ireland 26-3 Wales

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED Perfect timing: Rob Kearney and Leigh Halfpenny catch a high ball at the same timeBy Sarah Mockford at Aviva StadiumThe match in 30 secondsIreland outplayed Wales in every facet and head to Twickenham in a fortnight with a chance of winning the Triple Crown. The defending champions looked lacklustre and had no answer to Ireland’s driving lineout, which delivered tries for Chris Henry and Paddy Jackson, while their high penalty count allowed Johnny Sexton to steadily build a comfortable lead.Ireland – Tries: Henry, Jackson. Cons: Sexton, Jackson. Pens: Sexton 4.Wales – Pen: Halfpenny.He can kick it: Johnny SextonPost-match bulletin–       This is Warren Gatland’s heaviest Six Nations defeat as Wales coach and he described it as “one of the most disappointing performances since I’ve been Wales coach”.–       Wales paid the price for ill-discipline, conceding 15 penalties.–       Possession (49-51) and territory (50-50) was an even split – but Ireland were able to do a lot more with it.–       Dan Lydiate and Jamie Heaslip topped the tackle charts with 12 while Rob Kearney made the most metres with 79 and Toby Faletau the most carries with 15.–       Ireland kicked the ball from hand 46 times compared to Wales 27 and made four line breaks to Wales’ one.– Joe Schmidt admitted that Ireland’s limited game plan was due to the expected downpours that didn’t materialise until late on.–       Scott Williams is in a sling after hurting his shoulder in the tackle on Brian O’Driscoll while Dan Tuohy has fractured his forearm. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A fit-again Davies returns in place of the injured Williams, James’s superior scrummaging gets him the nod ahead of Gethin Jenkins while Warburton and Tipuric both play in a bid to improve Wales’ fortunes at the breakdown. Leap of faith: Paul O’ConnellWhat’s next?–       Ireland, particularly their pack, will take great confidence from this win and will need to produce an equally capable performance against England. Their driving lineout is fast becoming a huge threat to opposition teams and Joe Schmidt will want Peter O’Mahony’s breakdown work to be as effective at slowing down England’s game as Wales’.–       Given the forward dominance, Ireland should be looking to do more with the ball. There was a lot of kicking – and in fairness Sexton mixed up his kicks well – but keeping the ball in hand on occasion would bring more variety to their game and that is something Schmidt is sure to be looking for.–       Wales will surely be spending a lot of time working on the breakdown over the coming two weeks. They were not able to keep possession for long periods in Dublin and can’t risk giving a dangerous France back-line turnover ball. They also need quick ball themselves, or their own backs become redundant – as they were for large parts of the game here.–       They also need to address their driving lineout defence – they struggled to get a handle on Ireland’s dominance in that area and other teams will be looking to target them too – and their discipline.RW’s proposed Ireland XV v England:Rob Kearney; Andrew Trimble, Brian O’Driscoll, Gordon D’Arcy, Dave Kearney; Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony, Chris Henry, Jamie Heaslip.After such an impressive performance, an unchanged – and experienced – team should do well at Twickenham. Martin Moore is pushing Mike Ross hard for the tighthead spot and if Tommy Bowe fires on his return from injury he could come in for Trimble.RW’s proposed Wales XV v France:Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Andrew Coombs, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric, Toby Faletau.last_img read more

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Health Center encounters suspected cases of chickenpox on campus

first_imgTCU students finish intramural season, enjoy indoor soccer ReddIt Mitchell Stehly printThe American Osteopathic Association urges the public to become familiar with the hallmark signs of classic illnesses like measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox and whooping cough. Those with symptoms of these illnesses are strongly urged to isolate themselves until they are evaluated by a physician.TCU has three suspected cases of chickenpox on campus, according to an email from Dr. Jane Togerson on Tuesday.Togerson, the Brown Lupton Health Center’s medical director, said there are several precautions students can take.“Remember to wash your hands frequently and watch for signs and symptoms,” the email read. “Visit your healthcare provider or the health center for evaluation.”Togerson described symptoms as an “itchy, blister-like rash.”Additionally, the Center for Disease Control includes tiredness and fever as possible symptoms of chickenpox.“The rash appears first on the trunk and face and can spread over the entire body causing between 250 and 500 itchy blisters,” according to the CDC website.The disease is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and can be serious in people with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC.“Chickenpox is spread person to person by direct contact or through the air from an infected person’s coughing or sneezing,” Togerson wrote.Students can visit the health center’s website for additional information and hours of operation. ReddIt Linkedin + posts Development plan revealed for Berry/University, some express opposition Facebook Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years The109: Development plan revealed for Berry Street Facebook Previous articleDr. Kent P. Scribner named Sole Finalist for FWISD SuperintendentNext articleWendy’s robbed on West Berry Street Mitchell Stehly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Paschal catcher commits to TCU Linkedin Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Twitter TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

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McGlinn Hall prepares for annual casino night, inviting students to practice their poker face for charity

first_imgMcGlinn Hall will hold their annual Casino Night on Friday, inviting students to deal, gamble and practice their skills while raising money for St. Adalbert Catholic School in South Bend, the dorm’s primary community partner.Last year’s fundraiser broke the dorm’s record and raised over $3,000, junior Molly Zachlin, one of the students spearheading the event, said. All of the money goes directly to the school. In the past, funds have helped supply new gym floors and transportation for the students and teachers.Continuing their support for St. Adalbert, students from McGlinn and Fischer Hall also tutor students at the school for an hour each week, using Casino Night to further their involvement with the students’ well-being, Zachlin said.“It’s a really good relationship we have between two schools,” she said.Zachlin started planning for the fundraiser as early as October. She said the hard work of the McGlinn commissioners always pays off. The students hope to make the fundraiser as successful as last year, not only for St. Adalbert’s, but for the Notre Dame community as well, she added.In addition to the charitable aspect of the event, Casino Night is also an opportunity for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students to gather and enjoy fellowship, food and a variety of classic casino games, Zachlin said. The games offered at the event include Texas Hold’em, Roulette and Blackjack.Zachlin said perhaps the most exciting of the games is the Texas Hold’em tournament, with students competing against each other until a first and second-place winner are crowned. The first-place winner will take home a $100 Amazon gift card, while the runner-up will walk away with a $50 Amazon card.In addition to the tournament prizes, winning students in every game of the night can expect gift cards to the Hammes Bookstore and to a variety of local restaurants.The event works by allotting students a set amount of fake money to gamble throughout the night.“This fake money is then exchanged for raffle tickets for a chance to win tons of great prizes and gift cards or to purchase mocktails,” sophomore Alisa Nguyen, a co-commissioner of the event, said in an email.The event’s fun, classy but casual atmosphere makes it stands out among other dorm gatherings, Zachlin said.“It’s pretty unique compared to other dorm events,” she said. “We try to get a little classy. The McGlinn girls definitely dress up a little more nicely, and it’s a really fun time.”Tickets went on presale for $5, but they are still available at the door for $7. Nguyen said she urges students to consider attending.“Casino Night is a high-energy environment that facilitates community and fun,” she said. “It’s a chance to relax with friends, enjoy good food and music, meet new people and show off your poker face — all while helping raise money for St. Adalbert’s.”Tags: Gambling, McGlinn Casino Night, McGlinn Hall, poker face, St. Adalbert’slast_img read more

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Braehead now 96% let as Woolworths signs up

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Deery Brothers Summer Series opens Friday with Rebel 5K at Davenport

first_imgDAVENPORT, Iowa – The longest running Late Model Series in the Midwest is back in action and a top prize of $5,000 is on the line when Davenport Speedway hosts opening night for the Deery Brothers Summer Series this Friday, April 13.The Rebel 5K is the first of 13 dates for the 32nd annual IMCA Late Model tour and pays a mini­mum of $300 to start. Along with the big check, the winner goes home with the top spot in na­tional, state and special series standings.Pit gates at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and free for kids ages 12 and un­der. Pit passes are $35Just one of the previous 23 series races held at Davenport was an opening night event. Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls has collected six of his series career-best 68 Deery wins at Davenport; the most recent winner there was Justin Kay of Wheatland, in September of 2014.IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods also run Friday on the quarter-mile oval at Davenport, for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State points. Modi­fieds earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points as well.A new passing point system will be in place to determine the starting lineup for the Deery Series main event; the Modified and SportMod portion of the program will be draw/redraw.Pits open at 4:30 p.m. and a test and tune session is open to all divisions from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Pit passes are $25 while admission to the grandstand is free.More information is available by calling 563 340-4079 or 563 326-5338 on race day. The track website is www.davenportspeedway.com.Night number two for the Deery Series is Saturday, April 21 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton.last_img read more

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Syracuse’s three-guard lineup provides increased spacing on offense at the cost of stronger defense at the top of the zone

first_imgHoward Washington checked in midway through the first half of Syracuse’s most recent game against Florida State. Washington hadn’t played more than three minutes since the Eastern Michigan game on Dec. 27. But the Orange had tallied just five points to that point — coming off back-to-back games of shooting less than 40 percent — and was looking for a spark.Immediately, the move paid off on the offensive end. SU’s offense had been running a lineup of guards Frank Howard and Tyus Battle flanked by Matthew Moyer, Marek Dolezaj and Paschal Chukwu. None of the frontcourt players were threats to shoot the ball from the perimeter, which clogged the lane for the Orange. But that changed as soon as Washington came in, and on the first possession he knocked down a corner 3-pointer off a drive-and-kick from Howard.“I definitely feel like that’s a good lineup for us to get going and get running,” Washington said after the three-guard lineup was used in the win over Colgate.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Syracuse came back to that lineup on Saturday against Florida State, the Seminoles had the ball on what ended up becoming a little bit of a broken possession. Paschal Chukwu failed to intercept an overthrown pass. The ball bounced out to the high post and was then kicked out to Phil Cofer in the corner behind the arc. Tyus Battle, who was responsible for that area of the zone, never made it out as Cofer drilled the open shot.After a promising start through the nonconference portion of the schedule, Syracuse (12-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) is in a rut. While the team’s defense has largely remained solid, the offense has stalled out, shooting just 42 percent. The spacing issues are clear in the Orange attack, and running out three guards that can shoot helps alleviate that. But it comes at the expense of the Orange’s strength on defense.“We’re not as good defensively with that lineup,” head coach Jim Boeheim said after the Colgate game. “Tyus was much better at the guard spot, that’s where he’s more comfortable, that’s where he’s better.”Washington has knocked down just two of 11 3-point attempts this year, but he’s played very limited minutes. He’s a confident shooter who knocks 3s down consistently in practice and seems to have the green light to shoot from behind the arc.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorBattle and freshman forward Oshae Brissett both have said that having the three-guard lineup on the floor helps with spacing. Howard said he likes it because it gives him the opportunity to come off screens more and alleviates some of his ball-handling responsibility.When the third guard comes in, it’s been Howard and Washington at the top of the 2-3 zone. That means Battle drops down to take one of the spots left by the forwards. It’s a new position for him after spending all of last year playing at the top.“I think I’m getting used to it,” Battle said. “But I know when Frank and I are up top, I think we cause more problems at the top of the zone. Because we’re both really long. So we get steals and deflections and just make it tough against the middle.”Assistant coach Adrian Autry, who works primarily with the forwards, has helped Battle adjust to the role. Autry said that Battle has a basic understanding of the defense, but that sometimes he’ll still read his slide assignments like a guard and can potentially come too high up.Battle is listed at 6-foot-6, 205 pounds, two inches shorter than either of the starting forwards. But Autry pointed out that Battle has a similar frame to Malachi Richardson, who played the forward spot in the zone during his lone year at Syracuse two seasons ago.Autry said that Richardson has longer arms than Battle, which helped him get into passing lanes, but that Battle is faster which helps him rotate over to the middle if the center steps up.“He’s fast and he’s quick, so he can get there probably a little bit faster than our guys,” Autry said. “And I think when he’s at that position that’s what he has to do.”The difference, though, is that when Richardson played at the forward spot, SU still had two bigger guards — Trevor Cooney (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) and Michael Gbinije (6-foot-7, 200 pounds) at the top of the zone. Washington is 6-foot-3 and weighs just 180 pounds.As the season progresses for Syracuse, Boeheim will have to assess whether the reward of more spacing on offense is worth giving up the team’s strength at the top of the zone. Comments Published on January 15, 2018 at 9:20 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Cracking Valencia city derby in store between in-form Levante and Valencia on Saturday

first_imgAdvertisement 9y3xoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3wpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eccavo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5yfWould you ever consider trying this?😱1bqkCan your students do this? 🌚yvaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Saturday’s Valencia city derby (11:00PM IST) should be a cracker with both teams firing so far this season, and the huge local pride and global ambitions on each side.Advertisement  Expectations will be high around the city ahead of the game, with Valencia and Levante coming into the game separated by just three points and three places in the LaLiga Santander table. This follows Los Che’s gutsy 2-1 victory in another regional derby at home to Villarreal, while Los Granotas will want to bounce back from their 0-4 defeat at in-form Getafe.Advertisement ATHLETIC CLUB DE BILBAO-VALENCIAPARTIDO Levante have been really strong at their Ciutat de Valencia stadium this season, with just one loss through seven LaLiga games which have brought four victories including the famous 3-1 win over reigning champions Barcelona in early November.Advertisement  Valencia meanwhile have had some excellent results on the road, winning at Athletic Club’s daunting San Mames stadium and picking up an impressive draw away at Atletico de Madrid in recent weeks. Former RC Celta striker Maxi Gomez has made a strong start at the club, scoring six times already in LaLiga this season. Club captain Dani Parejo also has six so far – five penalties, and his superb late free kick equaliser at Atletico. Emerging teenage star Ferran Torres again underlined his quality with the winner against Villarreal last weekend, while fellow youngster Lee Kang-In also scored a fine goal against Getafe recently. Levante have also had many excellent performers throughout their team over the first four months of 2019/20. Jose Campana has again been a driving force in the centre of the park, while another former RC Celta player, Nemanja Radoja, has settled really well; both midfielders scored against Barça. Goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez has also been in spectacular form between the posts, while forwards Borja Mayoral and Roger Marti have also been among the goals recently. Among many extra twists adding an edge to Saturday’s derby is home coach Paco Lopez having represented both Levante and Valencia during his playing career. Lopez stepped up from the reserve side to save the senior team from relegation in 2017/18, and easily kept them safe again last year while playing really entertaining attacking football. Valencia coach Albert Celades has also had a positive influence since taking his first job in senior club management in September, drawing on his experience as a LaLiga winner with both Barcelona and Real Madrid as a player. Further connections include Celades knowing Levante’s Mayoral from their spell together with Spain’s Under-21 international team as coach and player. Meanwhile, Levante defender Ruben Vezo played for Valencia from 2014, before in January 2019 becoming one of the few players recently to move across the city. Recent seasons have seen the home side dominate this derby. Valencia have won the last five meetings at their Mestalla home, with Levante victorious in four of the last six in front of their own fans. Last season at the Ciutat de Valencia saw Roger Marti twice put the home side ahead, Denis Cheryshev and Parejo equalise both times, and Levante defender Coke sent off late on. Further excitement is likely in Saturday’s game, and both teams will see the three points as pushing them closer to the European places. Bragging rights around the city will also be at stake, meaning many reasons for supporters and neutrals all over the world to tune in. Advertisementlast_img read more

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MIKE SMITH WINS 14TH BILL SHOEMAKER AWARD

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – Mike Smith, who won three races and finished second in three others won the 14th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-5-3-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes in each of the 13 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races. Smith also finished second in Friday’s Longines Distaff on Songbird and in the Juvenile Fillies Turf on Coasted with Saturday’s runner-up finish coming on Masochistic in the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Smith finished third on American Gal in Saturday’s 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Smith, who previously had won the Shoemaker Award at the 2012 and 2013 renewals, won Friday’s Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Tamarkuz, Saturday’s Filly & Mare Sprint on Finest City and capped off the weekend with a victory in the Classic on Arrogate. Smith finished with 48 points to out distance Joel Rosario who had 28 points. Smith was the only rider to win more than one race. Bill Shoemaker Award winners2003: Alex Solis2004: John Velazquez2005: Garrett Gomez2006: Frankie Dettori2007: Garrett Gomez2008: Garrett Gomez2009: Julien Leparoux2010: Garrett Gomez2011: John Velazquez2012: Mike Smith2013: Mike Smith2014: John Velazquez2015: Ryan Moore2016: Mike Smith The Shoemaker Award is named in honor of one of the greatest jockeys in the history of Thoroughbred racing. Shoemaker, who captured the Kentucky Derby four times, won more than 8,800 races in a career that spanned more than 40 years. In 1987, at age 56, Shoemaker won the Breeders’ Cup Classic aboard Ferdinand at Hollywood Park.last_img read more

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News Nuggets

first_imgHere’s a collection of news items that deserve quick notice:Mars Rumbles:  Mars still has minor earthquakes, says Space.com, That’s without plate tectonics, “But scientists don’t know exactly how Mars is constructed.”  The Mars Exploration Rovers, meanwhile, awaking from a winter’s nap, are still gathering science data long past their expected lifetime.  Evidence for past water is being claimed, even though it would have been loaded with epsom salt.  Mars Express has photographed the southern highlands, an area of thick volcanic ash deposits, wind-blown dust, and dust devils.A-Maize-ing Genes:  The genome of maize (corn) shows some surprises, according to EurekAlert.  It has 59,000 genes, and 22% of them are unique compared to closely related species.  That’s more difference than between apes and humans.  “It looks like significant evolutionary change happened in a relatively short time,” and maybe there was a merger in corn’s past.  Or so the story goes.  “Plants are continually faced with a variety of seasonal challenges and assaults by a series of different pests which may well lead to evolution on a fast track.”  Makes sense when you don’t think about it.Molecular Clock Fixed?  Nature Science Update reports on a French team that developed a new computer model for getting the so-called “molecular clock” – the rate genes mutate – to correlate with the fossil record (see 04/20/2004 headline).  They calibrated assumed evolutionary changes in the genes to six fossil species, and then built an evolutionary tree based on it.  Not all are convinced, though.  In one case, the tree says that a red alga appeared after its fossil.Cave Dating:  In Earth and Planetary Science Letters Oct. 15, pp. 265-273, an international team dated aragonite formations in a South African cave.  They extracted thin cores from two speleothems.  They claimed the cores correlate with climate, but there were anomalies.  The trace minerals don’t correlate with rainfall, the cores don’t correlate with temperature, and the two stalactites don’t correlate with each other; one outgrew the other six-fold in an inferred 11-year period.  This led them to conclude that “the constant speleothem growth rate we assume is simplistic.  The growth rate of the speleothem undoubtedly varies within an annual cycle (growing faster in the rainy season and slower over the dry season) and between different years (growing more in wet years and less in drier ones).”DNA Repair Team Can Dance:  An article in Cell last month (118:6, 17 Sep 2004, 666-668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2004.09.006) described what your DNA repair team (see 01/04/2002 headline) does as a sophisticated kind of ballet, with both orchestra and dancers:  “Repair of damaged DNA is a dynamic process that requires careful orchestration of a multitude of enzymes, adaptor proteins, and chromatin constituents…. ”  Double-stranded DNA breaks are particularly deadly, but the repairmen, like NYFD heroes, know just what to do, and they can dance:But how is the multifaceted DSB response “choreographed” so that each molecular “dancer” involved knows when to arrive on the stage, how long and with whom to perform, and when to give way to those that are scheduled to follow?  Amazingly, nature has provided cells with a score for a fascinating play called “DNA repair.”  Although we have known some of the “dancers” for quite awhile, only now are we actually beginning to see the performance unfold in front of our eyes.The authors refer to a paper in the same issue by Columbia University scientists, Michael Lisby et al., entitled “Choreography of the DNA Damage Response.”  A related story using the choreography metaphor was posted on EurekAlert.Junk DNA Promoted:  Another story strengthens the case that there is no such thing as “junk DNA” (see 05/27/2004 and 05/23/2003 headlines).  A story posted on EurekAlert says that mobile elements called retrotransposons, long thought to be junk from retroviruses that propagate at random in the genome, actually provide “ a large repository of start sites for initiating gene expression” that is apparently very important for developing embryos.  “Therefore, more than one third of the mouse and human genomes, previously thought to be non-functional, may play some role in the regulation of gene expression and promotion of genetic diversity.”  See also the writeup in Science News 166:16, week of Oct. 16, 2004, p. 243.Fossil Fool’s Gold:  A paper in Geology this month examines the fine preservation of China’s Chengjiang fossils (see 07/22/2004 headline) and suggests that pyrite was involved.  “The apparent explosive diversification of animal life in the Cambrian is one of the most significant events in the history of life and continues to be controversial,” the paper begins.  Another paper in the same issue that describes a discovery of Early Cambrian bilaterian embryos and larvae from China states, “In contrast to the Precambrian, evidence for the structural diversity of embryos and larvae in Cambrian strata is mounting.”Flip & Flap over ID Paper:  The journal that published Stephen Meyer’s intelligent design paper (see 09/24/2004 headline) has now issued a statement that the article should not have been published.  To Mark Hartwig writing in Access Research Network’s Weekly Wedge Update, though, this can hardly help their reputation.  Meanwhile, the Discovery Institute continues to publish line-by-line refutations of criticisms coming from pro-Darwin forces.Fall Colors Delight Tourists, Confuse Scientists:  When leaves turn red and yellow, there’s a “reason for the season,” says National Geographic News, but then fails to find it.  Yellow is explained by the plant shutting down chlorophyll (green) production, which otherwise swamps the yellow color that is always present.  But production of xanthophylls (red) is costly; is it for sunscreen?  Antioxidants?  Fungal protection?  No one knows for sure why deciduous forests turn a riot of color in the fall (see 10/19/2001 headline).  One thing is for sure: humans like it.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Weekly Wrapup: Google Nexus One, CES Coverage, Online Finance, And More…

first_imgEditor’s note: This story is part of ReadWriteWeb’s Personal Finance series, a weekly, three-month-long look at how the Internet has transformed personal finance. If you are interested in sponsoring this Content Series on Personal Finance, please contact our COO Sean Ammirati.5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock Recently we wrote about the decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news. We noted that while many people still use RSS Readers, usage has decreased due to the emergence of real-time and social flows of information via Twitter, Facebook and other such services. The post sparked a fascinating discussion, with over 160 comments. What we learned from that discussion is that while the RSS Reader market is indeed in decline, there are still a number of compelling use cases for RSS Readers.Welcome to the Age of Robot Reporters Recently, three emergency vehicles responded to a report of an unconscious person at the world headquarters of Nike Inc. in Portland, Oregon. How did we know? An automated form-pumping robot from startup company Nozzl Media told us. Nozzl Media unveiled this week a demonstration of its first product, a widget intended for newspaper websites seeking to display real-time local information derived from Twitter messages, blog posts and automatically extracted public records. Web Apps Meet Consumer Electronics at CES The 2010 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw a big trend emerge: web applications being ported to consumer electronics, from the technology inside cars to Web-enabled TVs. Earlier this week we noted that online music service Pandora will be made available in cars, courtesy of a new Pioneer device that will begin selling in March. Other evidence of this trend can be found in Ford’s announcement of a new in-car system and Samsung’s latest Internet-connected TV.SEE MORE WEB TRENDS COVERAGE IN OUR TRENDS CATEGORYReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise, devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. The Pros and Cons of the Google Nexus One As An Enterprise PhoneThe Nexus One is another smart phone that we will inevitably see inside the walls of the enterprise. Smart phones seem to have a way of being used for all kinds of work activities. So, what are the pros and cons of using the Nexus One in the enterprise?ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs.5 Web Apps To Keep Your Startup Organized In a world where emails, phone calls, texts, and Tweets constantly bombard us, it is getting harder and harder to manage the firehose of data and information being thrust our way. For young companies to succeed this environment, it is imparitive they become organized and efficient lest they fall behind and quickly become overwhelmed.Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Los Angeles Best known for its movie stars, sun and surf, Los Angeles probably isn’t the first place you’d think to breed technology. But when you consider the influence of investors like Jason Calacanis and Mark Suster, in addition to the fact that companies like Demand Media and Docstoc call Southern California home, it’s not surprising that the community is emerging as one of the country’s hottest startup hubs. SEE MORE STARTUPS COVERAGE IN OUR READWRITESTART CHANNELWeb ProductsLive Blog: Google’s Android Press Gathering Google held a press event this week to showcase the new Nexus One, which it described as “Where Web Meets Phone.” Google calls this a new category of phones – the “super phones.” The Nexus One apparently “pushes the limits of what is possible on a mobile phone today.” Google will sell the phone in its own web store. Check out our live blog coverage for more details.Droid’s December Boom: Metrics Show Device Use Doubled in One MonthThe Android platform has grown exponentially since mid-2009, but December’s stats show a particular factor that might help catapult the platform to greater heights of user adoption. In figures just released from mobile advertising company AdMob, the Droid singlehandedly boosted calls to their network by nearly 300 million requests.Facebook’s 1st CTO Launches His Next Company Adam D’Angelo was a programming genius who knew Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in high school, became the young company’s first CTO and has just begun to unveil his new startup company, Quora. Built by D’Angelo and a team of crack young engineers, Quora is a real-time enabled Q&A site. The company calls itself “A continually improving collection of questions and answers.”Skype: Coming to a Couch Near You Starting this spring, you won’t need to gather the whole family around a 15-inch laptop screen to talk with cousin Joe on the other side of the country. As a matter of fact, you won’t even need to get up off the sofa after the evening news, because Skype is coming to the big screen – the big TV screen, that is. Skype announced this week that they have been working with LG and Panasonic to embed Skype in Internet-connected widescreen HDTVs. SEE MORE WEB PRODUCTS COVERAGE IN OUR PRODUCTS CATEGORYThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Web TrendsHow The Web is Transforming Personal Finance Not too long ago, personal finance tools like Quicken and Microsoft Money used to be bound to the desktop. Today, free online tools like Mint, moneyStrands and Wesabe make it easy to track financial information. So you can now get a better overview of your personal finances than ever before. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup – our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week – we report on a new “superphone” launched by Google, take a look at how the Web is transforming personal finance, give you 5 reasons why RSS Readers still rock, get a first look at the new startup of ex-Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo, analyze the trends that emerged from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and more. And as usual we check in on our two main channels: ReadWriteEnterprise (devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ trends and products) and ReadWriteStart (our daily resource for entrepreneurs). Also read on for details of the newly released printed edition of our current premium report, about the Real-Time Web.Now Available: Printed Edition of The Real-Time Web ReportAt the request of the librarian community and people that just like paper, we have made The Real-Time Web and its Future report available in print.For those of you that prefer it digitally, you can still download it.Don’t forget about our Community Management Report. It too is coming in print soon, so watch out for it! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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