Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson is likely to complete a loan move to Nottingham Forest in the next 24 hours.Hutchinson has been having talks with the Championship club since the weekend and by Thursday afternoon an agreement seemed virtually in place.He is expected to sign in time to make his Forest debut in their league opener against Bristol City on Saturday.See also:Chelsea youngster in line for Nottingham Forest loan moveMcEachran expects six-month loan moveForest boss O’Driscoll confirms interest in signing Chelsea man Chelsea confirm Hutchinson loan deal Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After this season, you may be tempted to park your equipment in the shed and take a much needed winter break. You probably remembered to winterize your machinery, but you may have overlooked the need to winterize your precision ag technology. Here are some tips to ensure your monitors and sensors continue to function next season.Bring technology indoors.Although precision ag technology is ruggedized to protect against harsh field conditions, the temperatures that we often experience during a Midwest winter are low enough to potentially damage the electronic components of in-cab displays and sensors such as the GPS receiver. Remove them and store indoors to protect them from the winter weather. Even if your equipment is parked in a protected area, it may be wise to remove sensors and store them to protect against rodent damage.Export and backup data from cardsWinter is a great time to pull this season’s data off data cards and/or in-cab displays. It’s a good practice to create a backup of the raw data before beginning to clean and process it. Come up with a good method of organizing your data and stay consistent from year to year. This will make analyzing, sharing, and storing it easier.Make repairsInspect your equipment especially wiring harnesses for damage. Weakened cables and damaged components can be ordered and replaced now to help avoid the frustrating slowdowns that occur when they fail in-season.Contact dealer about firmware upgrades for technologyMaking needed updates now can simplify your list of things to do before field work starts next spring.
<> Just for fun, here’s a list of interesting facts about different New Year traditions from around the world:Samoans used to be the last to ring in the new year, but are now one of the first since the International Date Line was moved in 2011/2012.Filipinos wear a polka dot dress and eat round fruits (such as grapes) to attract good fortune.Germans and Austrians pour molten lead in a bowl of water, and the shape determines their fate for the new year.Americans kiss at the stroke of midnight in the hopes of finding true love.Geocachers reflect on their accomplishments from 2015, and set their goals for 2016.What geo-accomplishments were you proud of in 2015? What is your geo-goal for 2016? Share your #Geocaching photos with us! So you got your party hats, noise makers, streamers, balloons, confetti, and champagne all ready to go. You’ve decided which geocaching event to attend, or which geocache to find on December 31 and January 1 to earn your Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016 souvenirs. But how will you share it with the world?We got you.Post your great New Year’s photos to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #Geocaching and this downloadable Goodbye 2015 / Hello 2016 template (see photos below). Tell us your favorite memories from 2015 and your geocaching resolutions for 2016. We can hardly wait to see what the New Year brings everyone! Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedSay Hello to 2016 with Two New SouvenirsNovember 10, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Happy Holidays from Geocaching HQ!December 29, 2015In “News”How to throw an awesome New Year’s geocaching bash in 5 easy stepsNovember 10, 2015In “Community”
Tags:#Data Services#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Many of the descriptions from Wikipedia were either overly general, overly technical, or very out of context for the specific result on Hunch.Search engines tend to penalize sites that have a significant amount of what they consider “non-original” content. Thus, by having many results with Wikipedia-like descriptions, we may have been limiting the visibility of those results in search engines and thus reducing the number of people who could use a search engine to find relevant information on Hunch.Right: Hunch, describing something now not at all with the words of Wikipedia.It’s possible that the company may have other concerns it’s not discussing, regarding its commercial dealings with 3rd parties, but both of those reasons above seem quite valid.It’s a real shame. As Creative Commons licensed content, the Wikipedia corpus seems like something that ought to commoditize high-quality knowledge, allowing software developers to build even more value on top of it. The Hunch team specializes in machine learning and recommendation technology. Why should it have to also recreate descriptions of the whole world it’s drawing recommendations from? In theory, that’s a solved problem – Wikipedia solved it.Unfortunately, Wikipedia articles aren’t written with this in mind and are often far too technical. They aren’t written with re-use in mind, for example, they often don’t put the most accessible content at the top.The search engine problem is a whole other story. The duplicate content punishment clearly hasn’t succeeded in weeding spam or low-quality content from search results. It seems like a hold-over from the days when good actors online were creating all their own original content by hand and bad actors were the only ones who used machines to work with data in bulk. What the duplicate content penalty has done is punish innovative startups like Hunch, who have a lot to add in terms of technology but who would do best to rely on someone else’s text data and descriptions of things.“That’s a shame,” Walling says, “that someone feels they are being punished for reuse, but we can’t change the way search engines work.”“One of the biggest reuse projects right now is Facebook community pages,” Walling told us. “They reuse a lot of Wikipedia content. Our business development people worked with them to set that up, but their content isn’t indexed by search engines, so that isn’t an issue for Facebook.”That is an issue for smaller companies though. This isn’t just a loss for Hunch, it’s a loss for a whole ecosystem of startups that could serve their users with innovative new technology built on top of a commoditized standard of collaboratively edited descriptions of the world. As users, that means it’s a loss for us. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Creativity, they say, always builds on the past. So too do many wonderful things on the internet. What could be better to build the future on top of than our collective knowledge of the world as represented by Wikipedia? One startup technology company, recommendation service Hunch, announced today that it is dropping its use of Wikipedia data. Its stated reasons explain well why Wikipedia’s incredible platform potential is not likely to be realized anytime soon.Wikipedia will celebrate its 10th birthday tomorrow and while it’s changed the world in incredible ways, it enters its second decade in the same position it began: as a destination website. In an era of web services and applications, Wikipedia could be so much more. Wikipedia as an organization would like it to be more. Unfortunately, it’s not well positioned to realize its full potential yet – and the world isn’t ready for it, either.What it Could BeWikipedia could be a provider of canonical descriptions of all kinds of things, a platform that applications of all sorts could use to populate themselves with rich information on almost any topic. Much like place databases are used by so many location-based technologies today. If you want to build an app that talks about different places around the world, you don’t have to create a brand new map of places from scratch. That problem has been solved.If Wikipedia entries could be used like this, software companies could focus on building fabulous experiences for their users, without having to worry about re-creating descriptions of all thing topics they are discussing. “There is a fair amount of structured data that is reasonably machine readable,” Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales told ReadWriteWeb this week in a press call. “I’m definitely supportive in general of initiatives to take information from Wikipedia and do interesting things with it.”Steven Walling, a former ReadWriteWeb writer now with a fellowship at the Wikimedia Foundation, considers Wikipedia as a platform “an open question” – which must be a wiki nerd’s most enthusiastic endorsement. “Our core mission is broad,” he told us, “it’s not just to create a web based encyclopedia, it’s explicitly designed for reuse. Right now, Wikipedia is a destination site, but it’s an open question.It seems that Wikipedians want the site to be used as a service, though it’s not clear they really want it enthusiastically.Right now, Wikipedia isn’t being used as a data platform very much – and it appears unlikely that it will be. It’s a real loss for everyone.The Problem With WikipediaThe Hunch blog this morning announced that the company would no longer use Wikipedia entries to populate the descriptions of the things, like foods, vacations, articles of clothing etc., that it recommended to its users. The reasons will probably feel familiar to many people: marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Amazon Web Services announced several updates to its Virtual Private Cloud service today. The VPC service lets customers create a slice of private, isolated space within the AWS cloud that is only available through a VPN connection. Today, AWS announced several updates to the service, including a wizard for easier VPC creation, improved access controls and the ability to access VPC resources without a VPN connection.AWS has been seen as a developer-centric, rather than an enterprise, or cloud solution due to its limited support and lack of management options. New management tools like the ones announced today, and CloudFormation, along with the platform-as-a-service offering Elastic Beanstalk, may help turn this situation around. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A new VPC Wizard to streamline the setup process for a new VPC.Full control of network topology including subnets and routing.Access controls at the subnet and instance level, including rules for outbound traffic.Internet access via an Internet Gateway.Elastic IP Addresses for EC2 instances within a VPC.Support for Network Address Translation (NAT).Option to create a VPC that does not have a VPN connection.The blog goes into more detail about the features. klint finley According to the Amazon Web Services blog, the new features include: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers
A header from skipper Sunil Chhetri and a sublime strike by Anthony Pereira gave India a 2-1 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup opener here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday.Chettri gave India the lead in added time of the first half. In-form Clifford Miranda proved instrumental when his precise cross from the left found the Lisbon ‘B’ striker completely free.Perriera, who substituted Sanju Pradhan in the second half, curled the ball from outside the box in the 84th minute, giving the Syrian custodian no chance.Syria scored a consolation goal in the 89th minute which proved a little too late. Ouday Abduljaffal’s free-kick saw Alaa Alshbbli head the ball home from six yards out, which left India’s custodian Subrata Paul with no chance to save.India coach Wim Koeverman’s idea of ‘total football’ failed to appear as intermittent rain and poor conditions didn’t allow the passing game to flourish. The rain made the game much slower with both teams failing to hold on to the ball and relying heavily on long ball tactics.Despite the win, the Dutch coach will have his hands full. India looked far from convincing with a shaky defence.The hosts also had a few pluses. Francisco Fernandes had a solid match, linking up well with the lanky Lenny Singh.India started the game on a positive note, with Chhetri getting the first shot off in the 10th minute. The Portugal-return forward took the ball with his back to the goal, and unleashed a snap shot which went just wide.advertisementSoon after, Syria’s Mehdazahir Almedani shot from 30 yards out but it was well wide of the goal.India had a decent spell in the middle of the first half but failed to capitalise with poor delivery in the final third of the pitch.Miranda with his trickery was a constant thorn down the left side.Mardik Mardikian received the first caution of the game, booked for simulation. He, though, had Syria’s best chance but wasted his shot from six yards out after he got in between India’s two centre-backs, Rajju Gaikwad and Gouramangi Moirangthem.Skies opened up in the 26th minute and in the 33rd minute, torrential downpour stopped play for 15 minutes.Play resumed with Syrian forwards belting down the pitch but Subrata was up to his task. He made a smart save from Ali Ghalioum’s shot from 20 yards out.The Indian defence looked very shaky, regularly being caught out by long balls.The first half ended with a goalmouth scramble, however India managed to avert the danger. The second half was lacklustre, with both teams failing to produce any clear-cut chances.However, with time running out Syria had to score their much needed goal but reckless play opened India’s chances of counter-attacks.
zoomImage Courtesy: Panama Canal Authority Two years after the inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings revised its outlook on the Panama Canal from stable to positive – demonstrating the global impact of the historic waterway.The rating agency also affirmed its A- rating for the Panama Canal, ranking the ACP two notches above that of the sovereign foreign currency rating.S&P Global Ratings stated that they are revising Panama Canal’s outlook due to the waterway’s “intrinsic credit factors, sensitivity to country risk, and liquidity cushion.”The Panama Canal’s outlook indicates the rating agency’s expectation that it will generate relatively stable annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) due to transit growth, made possible by favorable trends in world trade commerce and the consolidations of the Neopanamax Locks’ operations.“This revision in S&P Global Ratings’ outlook reflects the Panama Canal’s solid financial and operational performance,” Francisco J. Miguez, Panama Canal Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, said.“This is the direct result of our commitment to efficiency, productivity and performance – overcoming the challenge of growing in an increasingly competitive market.”
Gano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu briefs newsmen after a meeting of Jatiya Oikya Front in Dhanmondi on Friday. Photo: Ashraful AlamNewly forged Jatiya Oikya Front in a meeting on Friday vowed to hold its rally in Sylhet on 24 October if the permission was denied again.“The meeting decided that the Oikya Front leaders will go to Sylhet on 24 October even if they are not allowed to hold their rally,” UNB quoted Gano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu as saying.He briefed newsmen after a meeting of senior leaders of the new alliance. The meeting that began around 4pm at Oikya Front and Nagorik Oikya leader Mobarak Hossain’s Dhanmondi residence continued for nearly three hours.He said they hope the government will give them permission within a day or two to hold the public rally.”We’d sought permission for holding our rally in Sylhet on 23 October, but the government didn’t permit us. We’ve now decided to hold the programme on 24 October,” Montu pointed out.He said senior Oikya Front leaders will offer fateha at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) and Shah Paran (R) and at the grave of General MAG Osmani, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces during the War of Liberation, in Sylhet on 24 October, and then hold the public rally in the city.Oikya Front leaders will go to Chattogram on 27 October and hold a rally there the same day, Montu said adding they have already sought permission from the authorities concerned to hold the rally in Chattogram city.Before going to Chattogram, he said, they will exchange views with different professionals in the capital on 26 October.The Oikya Front leader said the meeting also formed a coordination committee and a steering one of the alliance.Two leaders of each Oikya Front components are kept there in the coordination committee while the steering one was formed with the top most leaders of all parties, Montu added.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Moudud Ahmed, JSD vice-president Tania Rob, general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Gano Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury, Zafrullah Chowdhury and former vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) Sultan Mohammad Mansur Ahmed were present at the meeting.On 13 October, BNP together with Kama Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikyafront to press for their seven-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party administration.
Election commission building. File PhotoTaking video or photograph of voting rooms in the upcoming general elections would be considered as criminal offences, an official of election commission (EC) said on Friday.EC joint secretary Md Qamrul Hasan told a function for trainees on parliamentary election at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital’s Agargaon area.“At first voters have to mention their identities after entering voting rooms. Presiding and other officials concerned will conduct voting process as per the electoral code of conduct for ensuring free, fair and neutral election,” he said.Qamrul said presiding officers would prevent any unfair practices in the voting rooms of the upcoming national election.The presiding officers in the polling centre would hand over the fake voters to the law enforcement personnel, he said adding fake voters will be given punishment through mobile courts.Highlighting electoral of code of conduct, he said, “Election observers would not stay in a polling centre for a long time. Presiding officers cannot give interview to the observers.”