Special public meeting of the BCSC next week

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville Community School Corporations with be having a special meeting on Thursday, November 14 to host public comment regarding the ratification of the tentativeteacher collective bargaining agreement which is posted at batesvilleinschools.com and the ratification of the tentative collective bargaining agreement between the Batesville Education Association and Batesville Community School Corporation.last_img

Chicago delights in Red Mills

first_img Press Association Chicago Grey boosted his claims for the John Smith’s Grand National when springing a 25-1 surprise in the Red Mills Chase at Navan. Rubi Light set out to make all the running in his bid to lift the Grade Two prize for the third successive year, but he never looked like winning after being headed before the third-last. Hidden Cyclone also disappointed and he too was well-beaten when he fell at the final fence. Elliott said of his two-and-a-half-length winner : “I thought he’d run well. He’s had a wind op and the Grand National is the plan now. “The ground was soft and it played into his hands. He’ll go straight for the National now and I’d say the wind op made a big difference to him.” Boylesports cut Chicago Grey to 25-1 from 33-1 for Aintree and Ladbrokes go 20s. center_img The Gordon Elliott-trained outsider of four led between the last two fences before going on to defeat Foildubh cosily in the two-and-a-half-mile heat run in testing conditions. Chicago Grey travelled kindly for Davy Condon at the rear of the field all the way and was too strong for Foildubh in the closing stages, although the pair were separated by the width of the track. last_img read more

VCB withdraws from Jamaican national trials

first_imgVeteran female sprinter, Veronica Campbell-Brown, has withdrawn from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Senior Championships following her failure to show up for the first round of the women’s 100 meters on Thursday’s first day of the four-day event at the National Stadium.Campbell-Brown posted on her social media page Twitter that she was feeling pain in her right knee and confirmed that she will not participate in the remainder of the championships, which was organised to select the team for the IAAF World Championships in London later this year.Campbell-Brown is the third fastest woman over 100 meters in the world so far this year after running 10.84 seconds at a meet in Montverde, Florida on June 10 and appeared set to qualify for her sixth World Championships.Campbell-Brown was not the only casualty on the first day as Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey-Cole pulled up injured in his first round 100 meters race while Kerron Stewart also failed to show up at the start of her 100 meters race.VCB opens season with 11.06 win in Gainsvillelast_img read more

Calls made for alternative venue ahead of Carndonagh courthouse closure

first_imgConcern and disappointment arose in Carndonagh today after it emerged that the courthouse is due to close temporarily with no plans for local alternatives.The Cardonagh Courthouse is set to undergo essential repair works in the coming weeks while court sittings are moved to Buncrana.However, local representatives have called for an alternative venue to be sourced in Carndonagh. Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Albert Doherty said it is important that legal proceedings are held in the town.Cllr Doherty said: “Working in cooperation with my colleague, Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn, we have submitted questions to the Minister for Justice and the Minister for the OPW requesting that they both ensure that court sittings will continue to be held at a venue in Carndonagh while the local courthouse will be undergoing essential repair in the time ahead.“I understand that the Colgan Hall has been suggested as a possible venue and I would support this suggestion and the exploration of other locations in the town. Indeed it is disappointing that the Courts Service and the OPW did not confirm an alternative venue in the town prior to issuing a notice of closure for the Courthouse.“It is also important that the Carndonagh District Court will soon be back in situ at the Carndonagh Courthouse and that this important building in the community is fully refurbished and made safe for all”. Calls made for alternative venue ahead of Carndonagh courthouse closure was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:carndonagh courthouseCllr Albert DohertyInishowenlast_img read more

The Future of Streams: Twitter Looms As Biggest Obstacle

first_imgRelated Posts On a blog post by streams evangelist Anil Dash, provocatively entitled Stop Publishing Web Pages, Laura Holder from The Wall Street Journal left this comment:“Although of course still publishing traditional articles, at The Wall Street Journal we’ve started opening streams around event-based news topics, such as Apple Keynotes, Olympics, Campaign 2012 and a 24/7 Markets Stream, compiling a dynamic river of topical articles, tweets, live blogs, photos, videos. They work on mobile, engagement is high, filtering will come, and I suspect advertising integration will evolve.”The election stream is mostly made up of WSJ news articles and tweets from WSJ staff. There is the odd video too, plus sharing options to Facebook and Twitter.Probably the best feature is that it’s easily digested via mobile. richard macmanus One of the five reasons why Web publishing is changing is the emergence of streams of information. In other words, a constant flow of information ordered chronologically and (ideally) topically too. In the near future, the theory goes, it won’t matter where you enter content – a blog platform, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etcetera – because all of it will be accessible to other people as a stream. Yet this rosy future may not happen, if Twitter and Facebook have their way.The key about streams is that they are much more than a static web page. In the near future, your stream may be delivered in any number of ways: as an RSS feed to your Reader of choice, a Reader app built using App.net, or even through a good old web page.The Present: Simple Streams, Twitter FeaturesMuch of the vision about streams is currently either experimental or hasn’t been built yet (like the App.net example I mentioned). But as it happens, there is a good early example of streams from a mainstream publisher: The Wall Street Journal. This is early days for streams and The Wall Street Journal’s effort is fairly basic, although very nicely implemented using WordPress.The Future: Twitter & Facebook Don’t Want You To Control Your StreamSo what can we expect of streams in the future? It’s difficult to say, because there is no guarantee that popular publishing services will even support streams in the future. We’re looking at you, Twitter.There is a battle going on in this era of the Web for control over user content. The most popular social services, Facebook and Twitter, are both trying to keep a hold over their Walled Gardens. Neither company wants its users to have control over their own content. That makes it difficult for third party developers to build stream apps (in other words, interfaces to view streams), because they won’t necessarily be able to access all of your content created in Facebook and Twitter.This is where App.net is potentially an important development. If it can become the de facto stream for microblogging, then App.net combined with RSS – the syndication format supported by almost all publishers nowadays – may become the standard for streams.But not if Facebook and Twitter have anything to do with it. So it will be interesting to see how streams evolve over the next couple of years. Let me know in the comments how you think this will pan out. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Social Web#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

More Nicks in Net Neutrality’s Death By A Thousand Cuts

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img This week, at long last, the Federal Communications Commission explained in court why telco criticisms of its Net neutrality regulations are “baseless.” Nonetheless, it has become crystal clear that the FCC’s rules against online discrimination – perhaps the signature technology policy move of Barack Obama’s presidency – are in the industry’s crosshairs.The Net neutrality regulations adopted by the FCC on a party-line vote just before Christmas 2010 represented the administration’s attempt to find middle ground. Chairman Julius Genachowski had floated an idea variously called “The Third Way” or “Title II Lite.” His plan proposed a historic, black-and-white reclassification of broadband Internet service as a telecommunications service under the Communications Act of 1934, but with caveats: the FCC would “forebear” on using all the regulatory muscle that it generally holds over common carriers, like the ability to impose sharing requirements. But Genachowski, facing a tsunami of industry disapproval, retreated to a far more modest jurisdiction over broadband. That’s what Verizon now dismisses in court as the FCC’s attempt to “conjure a role for itself.”Genachowski’s Net neutrality rules were a tenuous play from the start, considering the Comcast v. FCC decision on BitTorrent throttling some months earlier, which challenged the commission’s “ancillary authority” to regulate broadband. Verizon said it would go to court. It has.Meanwhile, AT&T responded in public with a what’s done is done air. In a hearing last March, a company executive quietly seconded a member of Congress who suggested the rules would “require no change in the business plans of AT&T.” We’re beginning to see why. In the run up to this week’s expected release of iOS 6, AT&T has said that it will disable FaceTime, the iPhone’s video chat feature, over its cellular networks except for subscribers to its pricey Mobile Share plans. Why? An uncertainty about data load, the company said. And if the FCC can make up the rules as it goes along, AT&T seems to be arguing, then so can we.Blocking FaceTime doesn’t violate Net neutrality regs, a company rep wrote, because the app is “preloaded.” That’s a distinction not found within the four corners of the FCC’s neutrality rules. But it buys the company a little wiggle room.Genachowski’s Christmas surprise earned him the ire of critics, some of whom see an inevitability to today’s challenges. “This is a mess of the commission’s own making,” said Derek Turner, research director of Free Press, a vociferous proponent of net neutrality regulations. Congress, it’s worth noting, wasn’t able to craft the FCC any clearer authority. But rather than establishing that the Internet is both the digital bits that make up its content and the (highly regulable) pipes that those bits travel along, Genachowski tried to make do with a far less coherent jurisdiction. And prodded by industry, he carved out exemptions for mobile Internet, which is exactly how more and more Americans are going online. Companies can’t block competitive applications, and they have to be transparent about what they do do. But that leaves gaps big enough for AT&T to drive its FaceTime policy through.That the FCC would claim jurisdiction over broadband, today’s dominant communications medium, scares the bejeebus out of some people. Same goes for the idea that it wouldn’t. The agency tried to calm roiling waters with a tempered approach to Net neutrality. But that produced only a momentary peace. Verizon is challenging it in court. AT&T is challenging it in the marketplace. What is the government’s role in regulating broadband networks? More unsettled than ever. And that doesn’t benefit much of anyone. nancy scola A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more