May 31, 2020

DD Gardening: Growing garlic couldn’t be easier!

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s gardening columnist Gareth Austin explains that growing garlic is a lot easier than you might think!This past week we’ve been buy planting our Garlic bulbs in Ballyholey Farm, our target this year is 3000 bulbs for planting, but I also grow around 70 in the back garden for our use as a family, and recently I was up helping a family in Sligo design and start planting out garlic in their new family vegetable garden.For years now I’ve been self-sufficient in Garlic, growing as much that our family can eat in a year – and having enough to use as seed for the following year. But commonly when I mention about growing your own garlic I’m met with a puzzled look, almost astonishment from people that you can actually grow Garlic here.Many folks think of Garlic as growing in sunny Italy or like the majority of Supermarket bought Garlic – grown in China.Garlic is a member of the Onion family, and is ideal for growing in our part of the world, why? – because it needs a cold weather snap to get it to grow properly, this is why it needs to be planted in the Autumn.But don’t get the garlic bulb grabbed from beside the cooker yet, there is a wee bit of planning first. First and foremost you need to get varieties of Garlic which are suited to our climate, for years I’ve grown the variety Messidor – a good sized Garlic bulb which dries quickly in the Autumn and stores well in my hammock in the shed for many, many months.Suitable varieties for planting will be available now at your local garden centre, you may come across other varieties such as Valleledo, Morado and the likes. What I’ve had success with over the years is these Softneck varieties.For planting you’ll need some well worked soil, rich in compost and fertility and soil which doesn’t waterlog, so create ridges, or raised beds, and plant your Garlic raised above any wet soil.It’s a myth that Garlic are low nutrient crops, to get good sized bulbs you will need lots of fertility for the many fibrous roots to gather. So a good handful of chicken manure pellets per m2 is ideal, and then a few waters with liquid comfrey in the late spring.Take your bulb, split it into Cloves – you should get 8-10 cloves per bulb, and plant these Cloves into your conditioned soil 6-12” apart (the further you plant the bigger the bulbs will get), you only push the clove gently into the soil until its at most 1” below the soil level. Then sit on your hands and let them grow. Over the winter the shoots will appear and this will continue until early next summer, then these stems will start to turn yellow and fold over- Voila!Your garlic is ready to be lifted and either dried for storage or washed, chopped and used right away as desirable Wet Garlic.Even if you have no vegetable garden, get some garlic bulbs from your garden centre are plant these through shrub beds, between roses – wherever you have some space and you’ll reap an immensely flavourful harvest!When I mentioned before about saving seed, when you’re using your bulbs next year just pick out the odd big clove and keep this aside for re-planting next autumn. So you’ll only have to buy your stock bulbs once and the rest of the time you can be replanting from harvested stock!So, what are you waiting for?DD Gardening: Growing garlic couldn’t be easier! was last modified: October 9th, 2016 by Gareth AustinShare 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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Empty homes in Donegal reaches 97 while over 500 remain on housing list

first_imgMore than 97 homes in Donegal have been unoccupied for more than three months while over 500 remain on the housing list, it was revealed on Monday. There have now been calls for Donegal County Council to speed up its housing allocation process after receiving confirmation that 32 houses in the Inishowen peninsula have been vacant for more than three months – despite 588 families remaining in housing need across the county.Commenting on the figures, Cllr Jack Murray said: “Despite the crisis in housing in Donegal, 97 council houses have remained unoccupied for more than three months – with, by far, the largest allocation of those being in Inishowen. “The level of housing need in Inishowen is a massive 588. Given that most of those applicants are families, it means that thousands of citizens are affected.“Therefore it is unacceptable that 32 houses can lie vacant while people are crying out for them.“So I am calling on Donegal County Council to make every effort to turn around houses once they become vacant and allocate them to families in need.“Every effort we take to help families off the housing list will have a positive and lifelong impact.” Empty homes in Donegal reaches 97 while over 500 remain on housing list was last modified: March 25th, 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) Tags:housing marketInishowenlast_img read more

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A’s Matt Chapman, Matt Olson win AL Gold Glove awards

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — The two young A’s infielders considered cornerstones of the franchise also happen to play at the corners, and both will now add a nice piece of hardware to their mantle.Third baseman Matt Chapman and first baseman Matt Olson, both coming off their first full big league seasons, were named winners of the AL Gold Glove at their positions Sunday night. The infield duo marked just the third time the A’s have had …last_img read more

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Shining Light on Dark Energy

first_imgFifteen years after cosmologists proposed the existence of dark energy, they have learned nothing about it.In “Cosmology: Out of the Darkness,” Matthew Chalmers discussed the current thinking of Brian Schmidt, who shared the Nobel prize in 2011 for discovering cosmic acceleration (actually, an inference based on light from supernovae; see 9/30/2012).  “Fifteen years after Schmidt’s initial discovery, the ‘dark energy’ invoked to explain this cosmic acceleration is still a mystery,” Chalmers began.The dark energy proposal brought with it “the most sobering fact in physics,” Chalmers said: the thought that 96% of existence is something we cannot see or understand (dark energy, 73%,  and dark matter, 23%); “their existence is inferred by the effect they have on ordinary matter, but their natures are unknown,” yet they are the primary ingredients of today’s “standard model” of cosmology.  Some have hopes that dark matter will be detected some day, but dark energy represents “a new kind of bafflement,” he wrote.  A cosmologist remarked, “You have no intuition or guidance because the physics is so different to anything we have experienced.”Brian Schmidt studied the supernovae that led to this “crazy” conclusion.  Before introducing Schmidt’s current views, Chalmers digressed into a brief history of the past decades offerings to explain dark energy: the cosmological constant, the multiverse, and some versions of the anthropic principle.  This has left cosmologists at an impasse despite 7,500 papers with the phrase “dark energy” in the abstract.  They are in need of a “big leap,” Schmidt said in a paragraph Chalmers entitled with Disney lingo, “Imagineering the universe.”  This led into a digression about scalar fields and whether they exist or not, followed by this admission:However, scalar fields are only one option. “There are hundreds if not thousands of possibilities,” says [Pedro] Ferreira [Oxford U]. Dark energy might be a vector field — one that has both a magnitude and a direction at each point in space. Other, wilder theories postulate higher dimensions of space. But Ferreira laments the overall lack of progress. “I don’t think that we’ve learned anything significant about dark energy since 1998.”Yes, imagineering is a large, wild playground.  Other cosmologists are beginning to wonder if dark energy is real or not.  It could be an artifact of assumptions in the standard model: namely, that relativity holds throughout the universe, and that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic.  “So far, both assumptions have been supported by observations, yet at distant regions of space they might break down.”  One critic said,  “We are in a mess with dark energy.”  Another said, ““In terms of understanding the rhyme or reason of how it works, there have been many papers on dark energy but no breakthrough ideas.”  Schmidt still defends the standard model, with the worry that “it requires us to invent 96% of the Universe.”Chalmers spent the rest of the article hoping that new missions and techniques might someday find dark energy.  He humorously suggested that astronomers had better hurry up, then ended on an anthropic note:They need to seize the moment: if the expansion of the Universe is accelerating, then in a few tens of billions of years everything will have disappeared over the cosmic horizon and be too far away for its light to ever reach us. “We are losing information by the second,” says Schmidt. “The number of atoms that are in our horizon is dropping rapidly and has been for about 6 billion years, so it’s an interesting time that we live in.”Indeed, why should humans exist at an “interesting time” when so much of the universe is still visible?Matrix ReloadedBelieve it or not, this is not the only crazy idea in cosmology circles.  PhysOrg reported on efforts to determine if our universe is real or a simulation.  Matrix cult members might like to ponder that one.  Could beings interior to a simulation ever know?  The question seems to lead to an infinite regress, because the simulation could have planned for its inhabitants to ask the question.The Surprise Theory of EverythingA saner look at cosmology was presented Oct. 15 by cosmologist Vlatko Vedral on New Scientist.  Against a backdrop of 19th century work by Carnot, Clausius, Joule, Maxwell, Boltzmann and other physicists, he led up to the latest thinking about thermodynamics and information, which he calls a physical property of the universe.  He then proposed that the Second Law of Thermodynamics – the law of entropy – could be the “surprise theory of everything” cosmologists seek.The law of entropy survived both relativity and quantum mechanics, he said – the two biggest (even “absolute”) scientific revolutions if there ever were any.  It explains time; it explains every possible action in the universe; and it will constrain any future theory of physics.  Quantum uncertainty has filled in the concept of entropy and made the Second Law robust.  Even gravity, Vedral argued, can be expressed as a consequence of the law of entropy.  In “One theory to rule them all,” he concluded:Take all this together, and we begin to have a hint of what makes thermodynamics so successful. The principles of thermodynamics are at their roots all to do with information theory. Information theory is simply an embodiment of how we interact with the universe – among other things, to construct theories to further our understanding of it. Thermodynamics is, in Einstein’s term, a “meta-theory”: one constructed from principles over and above the structure of any dynamical laws we devise to describe reality’s workings. In that sense we can argue that it is more fundamental than either quantum physics or general relativity.Accept that and we can put “all our trust in the laws of thermodynamics,” he said.  We can use thermodynamics to drive our theories forward.  Since the law of entropy prohibits certain actions, and comports with our observations of nature, “The ultimately ‘correct’ theory of physics – the logically tightest – is the one from which the smallest deviation gives us something that breaks those taboos.”  Time vanishes into the mix, becoming a consequence of allowed and disallowed processes.On a roll now, Vedral got downright theological.  In “God the Thermodynamicist” he said,Such an approach would probably please Einstein, who once said: “What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.” A thermodynamically inspired formulation of physics might not answer that question directly, but leaves God with no choice but to be a thermodynamicist. That would be a singular accolade for those 19th-century masters of steam: that they stumbled upon the essence of the universe, entirely by accident. The triumph of thermodynamics would then be a revolution by stealth, 200 years in the making.His article generated a lively stream of comments.God is not constrained by His creation; as the transcendent Creator, He does as he pleases.  Vedral’s article, though, even if it’s not the last word, made a lot more sense than the crazy ideas of materialists who force reality into their own evolutionary concepts and have to invent 96% of reality as something impervious to observation and reason.  Mainly, Vedral’s “surprise theory of everything” comports with everything Drs. Henry Morris and Duane Gish used to argue in their debates against evolutionists: that the laws of thermodynamics (1) are universal, (2) are the best examples of laws of nature we have, and (3) prohibit evolution.  The first law forbids any new matter or energy from entering the universe, and the second law ensures that all real processes run down, not up.  That’s no surprise at all.Before evolutionists get uptight about that generalization, Morris and Gish realized (as Vedral also explained), that local increases in complexity can be offset by entropy increases in the environment.  That’s why a baby can grow into an adult, locally and temporarily–provided it is intelligently guided with a  program and an energy conversion mechanism aimed to implement the program.  Vedral enhanced the argument in terms of Maxwell’s Demon, a thought experiment set up to ask whether the second law could be overcome by a living or mechanical choice, adding that the choice being made is not just selection of hot or cold particles, but storage of information.  He said,An intelligent being can certainly rearrange things to lower the entropy of its environment. But to do this, it must first fill up its memory, gaining information as to how things are arranged in the first place.  This acquired information must be encoded somewhere, presumably in the demon’s memory. When this memory is finally full, or the being dies or otherwise expires, it must be reset. Dumping all this stored, ordered information back into the environment increases entropy – and this entropy increase … will ultimately always be at least as large as the entropy reduction the demon originally achieved.Since there are no known exceptions to the second law, it is the law that should guide what theories of origins we design.  The universe itself had to begin in a state of incredibly, unfathomably low entropy, and run down from there.  This implies high information content at the start.  The source of information is intelligence.  The intelligence could not be part of the cosmos (pantheism, panentheism or materialism), but had to transcend it and not be bound itself by the law of entropy.  The only Being fitting that description is the Judeo-Christian God.  Creation by God is, therefore, the best explanation for the cosmos, both theoretically and observationally.  The vacuousness of the alternatives shown above only strengthens the case that “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  If Schmidt and Chalmers need a “big leap,” let them take this one – back to rationality. 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World Cup dolls uplift SA community

first_imgSA Soccer Dollies: A piece of Africa fortourists to take home.(Image: www.elolo.com) With the 2010 Fifa World Cup only three weeks away, Cape Town-based company Elolo is joining the excitement by selling weird and wonderful little dolls for fans to take home as mementos after the tournament – all made by members of an impoverished community.Affectionately called SA Soccer Dollies, the figurines are made from colourful wool, wire, beads and bits of plastic, and have mini South African flags and footballs attached to them.They come in the form of brooches, magnets and key rings, and are about 10cm long. Each doll sells for R30 (US$3.81).The pieces are made for Elolo by nine women and two men from the Mfuleni township community outside Cape Town, where HIV/Aids and unemployment is rife.“Everybody works from their own homes, which allows them to look after their children, work their own hours and save on transport costs – all while making a living and supporting their families,” said company owner Laurie Broomberg.Broomberg was born and raised in Zimbabwe, but now lives in Cape Town. She opened her company in 2007 and initially worked alone with beads, but her activities soon turned into a jewellery enterprise. “I decided to look for people to work with and concentrated on growing the business,” she said.Inspired by the country hosting Africa’s first football World Cup, Broomberg started designing the dolls in 2009. “I just thought I’m going to make as many dollies as possible. They are a memento of this great event,” she said.Each doll has a name and comes with a warm message, such as: “My Name is Thembisa and I will bring you love, laughter, happiness and prosperity!”Broomberg began her marketing drive from home in February by sending out emails to different people and companies she thought would be interested in the dolls. The response has been “phenomenal”, she said.“We have been receiving many orders from people wanting the dollies, mainly corporate companies that want them for clients and employee gifts. People organising events, small retailers and promotional gift companies are also putting in orders.”Requests come from all over the country, every day. “We have so many orders, we are working around the clock to ensure we don’t run out of stock.”Changing livesBroomberg said the success of the business has transformed the lives of the men and women on her team.“The work we do has really changed these men and women’s lives. My manager once lived in a small room, but was able to afford a three-bedroom house after working on the dollies. The other people on the team have managed to get their homes tiled and send their kids to school,” said Broomberg.This has been a great reward for the Cape Town entrepreneur, who started the business in the hopes of changing people’s lives and challenging the stigma of HIV/Aids.“I chose to work with people affected by HIV/Aids because they are often discriminated against,” she said.Broomberg plans to start sending out stock to guest houses and hotels expecting World Cup tourists.“I think tourists will want to buy the dollies. They are made locally and help to support disadvantaged men and women. They are a piece of Africa – a piece of history for people to take home after the World Cup.”last_img read more

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Bafana score vital away win over CAR

first_img10 June 2013Bafana Bafana enhanced their chances of playing in the 2014 Fifa World Cup with a hard-fought but convincing 3-0 victory over the Central African Republic (CAR) in Yaounde, Cameroon on Saturday.However, Group A leaders Ethiopia won 2-1 against Botswana in Lobatse, making next Sunday’s encounter in Addis Ababa a likely decider of the winner of the group.“The CAR team is really a tough side. They showed it both in Cape Town, and again today. But I am proud of my boys. They had so much belief and worked for each other,” coach Gordon Igesund said after his team’s victory.‘Team spirit’“I like the team spirit. The guys on the bench were celebrating with the players on the field, and that is what builds true camaraderie, which I believe we had today. I just want to celebrate this win tonight (Saturday) and tomorrow I will start thinking about Ethiopia.”Igesund added: “I am proud of the players because since our match with Lesotho last weekend, we had only one training session due to some setbacks we do not want talk about again. Winning 3-0 away from home shows some character. I am happy with the score line, though we dropped a bit in the second half.“We can build the momentum from this result going to Ethiopia.”Neutral venueThe match between Bafana Bafana and CAR was moved to a neutral venue due to political instability in the Central African state and preparations for Bafana were less than ideal as they were first stranded in Douala and missed a day’s training before embarking on a treacherous road trip to Yaounde.The CAR started the qualifier brightly but Bafana Bafana fought off an early onslaught to break the deadlock on 26 minutes through Bernard Parker. The Kaizer Chiefs hitman scored when he was fed by Siphiwe Tshabalala, who had a blinder of a game. After collecting the ball in his own half, “Shabba” slotted it through to Parker, who reacted quickly to beat a CAR offside trap before slipping in the opening goal.Tshabalala then added his name to the score-sheet to make it 2-0 in the 41st minute following a fine midfield interchange with Reneilwe Letsholonyane, which ended with Tshabalala breaking free and rounding the goalkeeper before planting the ball in the back of the net.Parker almost made it 3-0 on 47 minutes, but Emmanuel Yezzoat, in the CAR goal, did well to smother a threatening move. A minute later Khune was called into action to deny the CAR.3-0Moroka Swallows’ star Katlego Mashego, who came on for Parker, increased the score to 3-0 in stoppage time following a solo run by Oupa Manyisa. The Orlando Pirates’ man had come on for Tokelo Rantie.It was a vintage performance by Igesund’s men, setting up what looks like a treat of a game next Sunday. In fact, apart from the opening minutes of the game, Bafana never looked like losing in Yaounde.The defence was impressive and gave nothing away. At the same time, the midfield was effective and the two goals from the midfielders gives credence to their effectiveness.‘Team effort’Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune commented: “I am a big fan of team effort. This is not about me or anyone else but Bafana Bafana. Three goals and a clean sheet, we could not have asked for anything better.“We showed mental strength out there. The approach to the game was positive. That is why we came out tops,” Khune said.“For now, we need to enjoy the victory but must quickly remember that we still have a mountain to climb in Addis Ababa. Both teams have won their matches and they will go into this clash high in spirits. But I am positive we can complete this mission.”With three points safely secured in the bag, Bafana Bafana head to Addis Ababa for what should be a bruising battle for the Group A leadership.StandingsEthiopia remain out front of the group with 10 points from four matches, with three wins and a draw in South Africa. Bafana Bafana are second with two wins and two draws, on eight points.The CAR lies third on three points after a win over Botswana and three losses, two of them to South Africa. Botswana are bottom of the table with one point from a draw with South Africa in Botswana. They have lost the other three games they have played.REMAINING FIXTURES 15 June Botswana vs CAR, Lobatse Stadium, Lobatse15 June Ethiopia vs SA, Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa  6 September SA vs Botswana, TBA6 September CAR vs Ethiopia, TBA SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

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The Robots are Watching Us

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#Tools Why You Love Online Quizzes Have you ever felt like your household appliances are watching your every move and conspiring amongst each other? No? Oh well, I guess that’s just me. It’s exactly what European researchers are hoping to enable though, by building a data sharing service called RoboEarth that automated devices can use to share information between themselves.To understand why this is useful, imagine a robot arriving at a location that it’s never visited before. If another machine had explored there earlier, the map it had built up would be available on this “robot Internet.” The same system could be used to pass around all sorts of information, from traffic patterns to help robots plan better routes, to the training information about how to best complete tasks.The practical applications of this are definitely very exciting, but to a mischievous mind like mine, so are some of the unintended possibilities. If cleaning robots share maps of the locations they work in, wouldn’t criminals be interested in banks’ floor plans? How about the routines of driverless armored cars? Training a machine to perform around our own homes will involve revealing a lot of our private patterns of behavior. Are we always out of the house on Sunday mornings?Even data that is aggregated together can be very revealing. One researcher told me in confidence of a pattern she had noticed in crime data released by a major city, showing that in one area there were never any arrests for drug crimes on a Thursday. She’s kept that under her hat, but that would be very useful intelligence for drug dealers. The more of this sort of information is made semi-publicly available, the more likely it will have unintended consequences like these.I don’t want to be alarmist about this, it sounds like a great project, and to keep things in perspective the volume of information being gathered on us just from our cell phones dwarfs the planned robotic data-sharing. As the Internet of Things gathers steam though, we are going to have a whole new world of security and privacy challenges to think about. So, keep a careful eye on your Roomba…Photo by Procsilas Moscas Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? pete wardenlast_img read more

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Finally, Sweet Sleep for MyBlogLog; Another Yahoo Service That Could Have Changed the World

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Data Services#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Blog community and data widget service MyBlogLog, acquired by Yahoo 4 years ago last month, will finally be put to rest by its parent company on May 24th, according to an email announcement sent this morning. ReadWriteWeb first reported that the service was on the chopping block in December 2009.MyBlogLog was a service with incredible potential that was ahead of its time. It was like Facebook Connect, years before Facebook Connect. It was squandered by Yahoo. It’s tragic. Below, an excerpt of our coverage of the service’s pending demise a year ago, trying to capture the value it could have delivered.Yahoo! Will Kill MyBlogLog Next MonthReadWriteWeb, December 22nd 2009Five years to the month after it was founded, cross-blog social networking widget MyBlogLog will be closed down by Yahoo! in January, we’re hearing from sources close to the project. MyBlogLog is a service that shows blog writers and readers the faces and profile information of other MyBlogLog users that visit their sites.MyBlogLog was a wildly innovative service that grew fast after launching and was acquired in January 2007 by Yahoo! for $10 million. It made a deal with users: Give us your personal information and we’ll show you the faces of people who read your blog. That was a compelling offer and the resulting data amassed could have proven invaluable, had Yahoo! chosen to cultivate it and a developer ecosystem around it. That potential was so great, in fact, that sunset for MyBlogLog is downright tragic. It’s also likely to anger bloggers all around the web.In addition to showing the faces of recent blog visitors, MyBlogLog also offered programatic access to activity streams from social networks that users associated with their MyBlogLog accounts. For example, Yahoo’s Kent Brewster, now at Netflix, built a bookmarklet that would display the recent bookmarks on Delicious, photos on Flickr and job titles from LinkedIn of the latest MyBlogLog users to visit any given blog.Yahoo! has let the service atrophy for years and will now put it to rest. To think that this service offered publishers and developers access to personal, demographic, taste and activity data of a website’s readers – and yet that offering has in the end gone no where – that’s downright crazy.Here at ReadWriteWeb we scraped a feed from our MyBlogLog page of the new users just added to our community, then reached out to thank them for their support and welcome them personally. That was just the beginning of what could have been a very valuable source of data. Imagine getting a feed of the LinkedIn job titles of all your recent readers and presenting that to a blog’s advertisers. Both analytically and financially, there was so much potential in MyBlogLog. See our 2008 post The Significance of the MyBlogLog API if you’re a social web geek and want to have your heart broken.Looking at the ecosystems beginning to form around Twitter, Facebook and other user data – MyBlogLog may just have been ahead of its time. The service isn’t alone among potentially world-changing technologies acquired and then starved of support at Yahoo! We’ve asked Yahoo! for comment and will update this post if we receive any.We called co-founder Eric Marcoulier for comment and he offered the following perspective: “So much of your company’s long term sucess when it’s acquired is based on the amount of executive juice it has. The only way it survives and flourishes is if you have an executive champion who promotes it internally. Shortly after we were acquired we were transfered away from our champion and under someone who didn’t feel the same way about MyBlogLog. In those circumstances, things simply slow down.“For any startup that has earn outs, and this didn’t affect us, you’ve got to keep in mind that in 3 months you could be reorganized and the new guy could shut you down. The picture that gets painted early on when you have your product champions can change in a heartbeat and it’s important for entreprenuers to consider that when looking at the deal terms.”R.I.P. MyBlogLog. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Brady throws for 303 yards, Patriots hold off Bucs 19-14

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Winston finished 26 of 45 with 334 yards and no interceptions. DeSean Jackson had five receptions for 106 yards.Playing without injured tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh), Brady finished 30 of 40 with one interception.STREAK ENDSBrady opened the game with four straight completions before throwing his first interception of the season, overthrowing a wide-open Hogan in the middle of the field to end a streak of 264 pass attempts without an interception.BOUNCING BACKSince 2003, New England is 44-6 in regular-season games following a loss. The Patriots have dropped back-to-back games only six times during that time span — in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012 and twice in 2015. As a starter, Brady is 44-10 in games following a loss.RING OF HONORThe Buccaneers honored Malcolm Glazer at halftime, inducting the late owner into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.Glazer, whose family still runs the team, died in 2014 at the age of 85. He purchased the franchise in 1995 for a then-record $192 million.INJURIESPatriots: Gronkowski was added the injury report after Wednesday’s practice, listed as questionable. … The Patriots did not report any injuries during the game.Buccaneers: Played with three defensive starters — LBs Lavonte David (ankle) and Kwon Alexander (hamstring), and S Keith Tandy (hip). Tandy’s backup T.J. Ward (hip) was inactive, too. … DB Josh Robinson left the game in the first half with a concussion. … DE Ryan Russell injured his shoulder in the second quarter and did not return. Folk missed two field goals and an extra-point before beating the New York Giants on a last-second kick last week. He missed three more field goals Thursday, including a 31-yarder that would have cut a nine-point deficit to six in the closing minutes.With his 186th career regular-season win as a starter, Brady tied Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for the most by a quarterback in NFL history. He also has 25 postseason victories, including five Super Bowls.Defensively, the Patriots entered the night on pace to yield more than yards than any team in league history.And, Winston and a young Tampa Bay offense that’s progressively gotten better since he was selected first overall in the 2015 draft was hoping to be the latest beneficiary of New England’s struggles.Running back Doug Martin provided a lift in his return from a suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers with 74 yards rushing and one TD.But one week after throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns without an interception and overcoming a pair of fourth-quarter deficits to beat the Giants, Winston was unable to move the ball consistently until the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Neither of the mistakes led to points for Tampa Bay (2-2), which was unable to do much offensively until the fourth quarter.Brady threw a 5-yard TD pass to Chris Hogan in the second quarter, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked field goals of 27, 23, 45 and 48 yards for the Patriots (3-2).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJameis Winston rallied Tampa Bay late with an 18-yard TD pass to Cameron Brate that trimmed New England’s lead to 16-14 with 2:09 remaining. He marched the Bucs from his 25 to the Patriots 19 before throwing an incompletion on the final play.It might not have come down to a last-second drive if not for another poor performance by Bucs kicker Nick Folk. MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots makes his way off the field following the Patriots’ 19-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at an NFL football game on October 5, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFPTAMPA, Florida — Tom Brady threw for 303 yards and one touchdown, and New England’s porous defense showed signs of improvement Thursday in a 19-14 NFL victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The Super Bowl champions rebounded from a last-second loss to Carolina, despite Brady turning the ball over twice — on his first interception in eight regular-season games and a fumble on one of Tampa Bay’s three sacks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City San Beda racks up 14th straight win, eliminates EAClast_img read more

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10 months agoAgent reveals Barcelona interest for Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan

first_imgAgent reveals Barcelona interest for Alaves defender Guillermo Maripanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan has revealed the interest of Barcelona.Marcelo Contreras has made this claim.”We proposed him to the sporting manager a month ago and they’re considering the possibility, but it would be for summer,” he told El Grafico in Chile.”They have been looking at him for some time.”The fact that Arturo Vidal and Munir are there is good because they know him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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