Chelsea transfer report: La Liga giants remain keen in signing Cuadrado

first_imgAtletico Madrid have not given up hope of signing Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado.talkSPORT told you last week that incoming boss Antonio Conte wanted to keep the Colombian at Stamford Bridge when he returns from his loan spell at Juventus.Originally it had been planned that Cuadrado would make his stay in Turin permanent, but Conte has told Chelsea to make a u-turn.The news is a blow for Atletico as the Spanish club had been scouting the winger and wanted to sign him this summer.Chelsea have informed Diego Simeone’s side that a deal is unlikely but, according to Calciomercato, they have not given up hope.Atletico believe that a transfer can still take place if they make an offer that is just too good to refuse. 1 Juan Cuadrado: Antonio Conte has reportedly told his Chelsea to make u-turn last_img read more

Creeslough National School receive Ulster-Scots Flagship Award

first_imgCreeslough National School received their Ulster-Scots Flagship Award on Thursday 2 May 2019.The school has been engaged with the Ulster-Scots Agency for a number of years and now they have successfully completed their Flagship Award following a comprehensive 30-week course that included Snare Drum, Drama and Living History.Gary Blair Education Officer at the Ulster-Scots Agency was on hand to present the award and expressed his thanks by commenting: “I would like to thank Ms Starritt and the team at Cresslough National School for all their hard work as well as take the opportunity to congratulate the pupils who were involved in the Flagship programme.” Creeslough National School receive Ulster-Scots Flagship Award was last modified: May 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Pablo pitches, Giants stung by history, why openers could be on the way

first_imgCINCINNATI — The San Francisco Giants are holding a “Let Pablo Pitch” bobblehead day on Saturday, May 12 at Oracle Park.On Monday, the Giants didn’t just let Pablo Sandoval pitch, they needed the right-hander to give them an inning at the end of an exhausting series against the Cincinnati Reds.With the Giants trailing 12-4, Sandoval entered to face the Reds in the bottom of the eighth for his second career pitching appearance. Sandoval hit the first batter he faced, Jose Peraza, but induced a …last_img

South Africa’s next Springbok captain revealed

first_img1 October 2015 Fourie du Preez has been named as the Springboks’ 56th Test captain. He will lead the national rugby team in their must-win encounter in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup against Scotland at St James’ Park in Newcastle on Saturday, 3 October.Schalk Burger has been announced as the vice-captain.Wise and savvy“Fourie has been one of the best scrum-halves in world rugby for a long time, but he also understands the game better than most players and is a tactical genius,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.“He will know exactly what is needed on Saturday when we continue our fight to keep our World Cup dream alive.He described Du Preez and Burger as great leaders “who go about their work in contrasting ways and I think they will work extremely well in tandem. They are hugely experienced and they know what it will take to win this very important match against a great Scottish side.”Du Preez fact fileFull name: Petrus Fourie du PreezHeight: 182 cmWeight: 91 kgBirth date: 24 March 1982Birth place: PretoriaHonours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2007); SA Rugby Player of the Year (2006, 2009); SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee (2003, 2004); Vodacom Super 14 Player of the Tournament (2007).Source: Sarulast_img read more

RV 5.08 : Brugge — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:2.5Terrain:1.5 Image by juliuscoxWaffles, beer, chocolate—what comes to mind when you think of Belgium? If you’re one of the 6,000+ geocachers who have visited the busy city center in Bruges, you may remember the country for a different, highly Favorited reason: this Geocache of the Week!Image by meisernatorBruges is a canal-based city, in the same boat as Amsterdam and Venice. Its atmosphere and position as the capital of Flanders attracts visitors from all over the world. The Traditional cache in Markt (market square) is one of a series of 308 caches designed to bring geocachers to every province of Flanders, each offering a clue to the series final, ‘bonus’ cache. However, the geocache in Bruges, RV 5.08 : Brugge, far exceeds the Favorite points of any other cache in this series.Image by agnes.fleurThe cache enjoys a prime location inside the bustling commercial square. There are a few tricks to this Traditional, however. The first is that it is hidden in plain sight; the four million muggles that visit the area per year have likely sat on it, kicked its tires, or even tested out the pedals. That’s right, this regular-sized geocache is hidden on a bicycle (painted in classic Geocaching colors, of course)! Because this is a common mode of transportation within the city, this host vehicle blends right into the surrounding area.  Image by Honu58 Image by Lilah&Lackó Image by DUCKYMIKE Image by Moonmatte Image by alan DuncanJust because you’ve found ground zero doesn’t mean your job is complete—this geocache is a field puzzle. On the bicycle, there are two panniers labeled A and B.  Pannier A, whose lock combination is gifted with open hands in the cache hint, holds instructions to visit specific locations within the market square, admiring the medieval architecture along the way. Only by doing this can the clues necessary to open pannier B be found, which holds the logbook.  Image by lacrapsul Image by Moonmatte Image by Comètes Image by k a k a u Image by Keinohrhasen Image by madbugz Image by k a k a u Image by SoniaBeard Image by viennacache Image by PaFeLu Image by SwagHo Image by Puschmuckl Image by Sandokannetje69 Image by Team_AquaCache owner, cricri010, thoughtfully brings attention to some very important and picturesque places within the square: the bustling market vendors and chocolatiers, the sparkle of the gilded edifice of the Provinciaal Hof (Provincial Palace), and the dominating steeple of the belfry. It makes the experience of this geocache the dominating memory of everyone’s trip to the area.Image by WaFiKriDiWhich geocaches spark memories of a particular location?Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocache of the Week Video Edition — De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH)June 11, 2014In “Community”The Most Found Geocache in the WorldMay 19, 2013In “Community”Country Spotlight: Five fun caches in PolskaApril 16, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Location:Bruges, BrusselsN 51° 12.543 E 003° 13.476 TraditionalGC4XMCMby cricri010last_img read more

Death to Flash: 3 Great HTML 5 Demos

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This morning ReadWriteWeb accompanied The Great Wall Club (a group of Chinese mobile executives) to Google for a look at some of the company’s development tools. While Developer Relations Manager Patrick Chanezon was unable to comment on yesterday’s news of Google’s threat to cease operations in China, he did show off some impressive demos utilizing HTML 5. In late December 2008, ReadWriteWeb ran a story entitled, 5 Exciting Things to Look Forward to in HTML 5. At the time we were excited that HTML 5’s canvas element would allow for scripting on the fly. In addition to the canvas API, HTML 5’s audio/video tags and the O3D API (3D rendering) provide developers with powerful tools for rendering graphics and applications in the browser. Chanezon explained how real-time processing on the client side would dramatically increase the speed of cloud-based applications – a particularly important point for mobile developers. Additionally, unlike Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s Silverlight, HTML 5 is plug-in free and non-proprietary. With little more than a few lines of javascript and the HTML 5 APIs, Chanezon showed us the potential of the new specification. 1. O3D Beach Demo: The enclosed demo shows how fast it is to change whole portions of an application when editing in-browser. 2. Flash-like Demo: 9elements created a project that resembles a flash application but encompasses a variety of HTML 5-related tools. For more information on the experiment, check out the company’s blog post. 3. Drum Kit Demo: Brian Arnold’s HTML 5 Drum Kit is an open source Web-based sequencer that records your sample options and reflects your loop in the browser. (Works best in Firefox.) A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Phoned-In Tweets from Egypt Now Being Translated Collaboratively

first_imgjohn paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts center_img Following on the heels of Google and Twitter’s new speech-to-tweet service for Egyptians, a team of journalists and volunteers at Alive in Egypt have begun translating those messages from Arabic into other languages. The Google and Twitter service utilizes the technology and engineers behind SayNow, a social telephony company Google acquired last week, to turn voicemails into tweets, which are appended with the hashtag #egypt. As our own Mike Melanson pointed out, the only thing missing was some way to translate these messages from Arabic into other languages. Alive in Egypt was launched yesterday by Small World News, the international news startup behind the popular (but now defunct) journalism project Alive in Baghdad. The team is using its network of Arabic translators to crowdsource the translation of the messages left on Twitter’s @speak2tweet account, which now contains over 700 messages from people in Egypt.Small World News Director Brian Conley was en route from Texas to Portland, Oregon when he learned about Google’s announcement about their collaboration with Twitter. “Brian called me about the Google blog post,” said Steve Wyshywaniuk, co-founder of Small World News. “It hit him instantly that with the number of translators we’re connected to, he could assemble a team to help translate the calls.”“We wanted to do something similar to Speak2Tweet, but were trying to figure out how to do it when that came out,” Conley told us via Skype. “Then I realized no one was coordinating translation, so I jumped in.”Conley started reaching out to Arabic translators via Twitter and created a Google Docs spreadsheet from which they could collaborate on transcribing the messages and then translating them from Arabic to English, Spanish and German. After the publicly-accessible spreadsheet started experiencing performance issues late last night, they created a private one for translators to use. The new spreadsheet uses the RSS feed from the Speak2Tweet Twitter account to automatically pull the latest messages into the document. Once the original messages are transcribed and translated, they are manually posted to Alive in Egypt, a process the team is hoping to automate soon. Anybody looking to get involved with the project can contact @BaghdadBrian or @SmallWorldNews on Twitter. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more